Apple Store opens in Mishawaka mall

first_imgFor the many students who own MacBooks, iPhones and other Apple products, the brand-new Apple Store at University Park Mall will be a welcome addition to the South Bend area and Notre Dame community. The store, which opened at 10 a.m. Saturday, is only the second Apple Store to open in Indiana, joining the technology giant’s Indianapolis retail location. The new location will provide students with a geographically closer option for purchasing and repairing Apple products than the Chicago location, which was previously the closest Apple Store to Notre Dame. Several students said they believed the arrival of an Apple Store in the South Bend area was inevitable, if late in coming. “I personally think it was long overdue,” sophomore Kristin Ruekert said. “I can’t believe the closest one before was in Chicago.” Sophomore Meredith Angell expressed similar views on the store’s recent opening and the services it will be able to offer to Notre Dame students. “I’m surprised there wasn’t already an Apple Store around here because so many students have Apple computers,” Angell, a Mac owner, said. “I’m excited because I’ll be able to go there to get my computer fixed or ask questions about any problems I have.” Although the Office of Information Technologies provides vendor authorized warranty repairs on Apple, Dell and IBM/Lenovo computers, according to its website, some students were unaware Apple computers were included in OIT’s repair expertise. “I didn’t even know I could take my Mac to OIT to get it fixed if needed,” Angell said. “Now that there’s an Apple Store nearby, I would definitely take it there if anything happens.” Sophomore Maddie Smierciak said having an Apple Store close to campus was a factor in deciding which computer to buy prior to her freshman year. “When I bought a computer, I looked into whether or not South Bend had an Apple Store, and I was initially apprehensive about buying a Mac because there wasn’t one,” Smierciak said. “It makes me happy that the store opened because it gives me confidence that there is someone certified to handle Apple products nearby if anything happened.” The convenience of the new location in case of technological emergencies was also important to sophomore Mac owner Colleen Bailey. “I think the Apple Store will be a handy resource in case my computer breaks in the future,” Bailey said. Although the store is located a few miles from campus, Ruekert said the off-campus location of the Apple Store may hinder some students from bringing their computers there for repairs. “Students that don’t have cars probably won’t bring their computers on the bus with them to the mall,” Ruekert said. “I’m guessing a lot of students will still take their Apple computers to OIT if they have problems.” Sophomore Mac owner Tylor Gauger said he thought OIT’s Apple repair customer numbers would not change much as a result of the new store opening nearby. “I think it’s a good thing for the South Bend community, but I don’t think it will play a huge role for students because a lot of people will still take their computers to the well-learned Mac specialists at OIT for free,” Gauger said. “It would make more of a difference for purchasing Apple products.” Although she does not own an Apple computer, sophomore Betsy McGovern said she is interested in purchasing other Apple products from the new store location in the future. “I would definitely rather buy a new iPod there than have to wait to get one when I go back home,” McGovern said. “It will be way more convenient for people to get their iPods fixed there as well.” Smierciak also noted the prevalence of iPod-related issues among students and the fact that iPod repair locations were few and far between before the new store opened. “OIT can’t really fix your iPod if it breaks, and it’s a common problem for a lot of students,” Smierciak said. “The new store will be awesome for students who have iPod problems.” The “Go Irish Jobs” section of the Notre Dame Career Center website is currently advertising job openings for students at the Mishawaka Apple Store location and at locations across the country.last_img read more

Delinquencies are increasing: What it means for you

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The auto loan industry is massive and chances are that if you are a financial institution, you are also in the auto loan lending game. For the first time in first-quarter history, open auto loans have surged past $1 trillion per market research firm, Experian Automotive. Due to their findings, they have advised lenders to “keep a close eye on delinquency trends to ensure the market remains healthy.” Should consumers keep making timely monthly payments, the market has a greater chance of maintaining affordable financing options. While auto loans can offer profitability for a financial institution, there are also some downfalls and risk when it comes to the lending industry. In recent years, the auto-loan industry has seen a rise in delinquencies. And, of course, this is never a good thing for financial institutions.When borrowers can’t afford to or don’t make their auto loan payments on time, it can take a toll on a lender’s bottom line. According to the Q4 2016 Industry Insights Report by TransUnion, the auto delinquency rate reached 1.44% to close 2016, a 13.4% increase from 1.27% in Q4 2015. Auto delinquency is at its highest level since the Q4 2009 reading of 1.59%. But, these trends are not limited to the auto industry; delinquencies are on the uptick when it comes to credit cards as well. So, what does this mean for financial institutions? It means that no matter how diligent or conservative your lending practices may be, it is inevitable that some borrowers will default on their loans. continue reading »last_img read more

Persons who visited Endwell bar, Endicott restaurant test positive for virus

first_imgThe first, the department says a person who visited The Brickyard on Hooper Road in Endwell tested positive for the virus. If you were at the bar from 6 to 7 p.m. on July 11, the health department asks you self-quarantine until July 25. If you were at the restaurant from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on July 15, the department asks that you self-quarantine until July 29. Symptoms of the virus include cough, fever and shortness of breath.center_img (WBNG) — The Broome County Health Department has issued two public health statements Friday. The second, the department says someone visited Wingz on North Street in Endicott tested positive for the virus.last_img read more

Late arrival Cleveland is first to IMCA West Coast Nationals finish at Merced

first_imgMERCED, Calif. (Jan. 3) – Duane Cleveland opened his trailer Saturday morning for the first time since racing in Las Vegas two months ago and unloaded the car that won the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature on night two of the West Coast Nationals at Merced Speedway. “At seven this morning, I decided to race today and took the car out of its trailer and scaled it,” Cleveland said from victory lane. “I got to Merced just in time for the show.” The win paid $2,500 and put Cleveland on the ballot for September’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Cleveland took the lead early in the 30-lap feature after battling Oregon traveler Tom Berry Jr. Cleveland was never to be challenged for the rest of the distance. Berry, who had never before raced at Merced, held off Kellen Chadwick until the waning moments of the race. Chadwick took up the chase of Cleveland but time ran out before he could catch him. “It was a good time out there. The track was great,” Cleveland said. “The last time I won here I beat Chris Shannon. This time I won the trophy he donated.” Cleveland shared the spotlight with Fred Ryland, who brought home the Shannon Pump Company trophy and a $1,750 check for the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. Ryland proved untouchable in the 30-lapper. After a first circuit pileup eliminated several cars, Ryland worked his way to the lead on the 10th lap. Nick Spainhoward, who had been in the middle of the pileup, managed to come back to gain second place despite having a damaged car. Right after the pileup, racing resumed with Wayne Dotson and Rick Diaz of taking turns at running down Ryland. Dotson and Diaz tangled in the fourth turn, leaving the path to victory lane clear for Ryland’s next 20 laps. Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Duane Cleveland; 2. Kellen Chadwick; 3. Tom Berry Jr.; 4. Ryan McDaniel; 5. Troy Foulger; 6. Nick DeCarlo; 7. Alex Wilson; 8. Ethan Dotson; 9. Paul Stone; 10. Bill Egleston; 11. Jeremy Richey; 12. Bricen James; 13. John MacDougall; 14. Bryan Clark; 15. Jerry Movrich; 16. Cody Laney; 17. Chris Clark; 18. Collen Winebarger. Northern SportMods – 1. Fred Ryland; 2. Nick Spainhoward; 3. Neil Barcellos; 4. Megan Ponciano; 5. Josh Hensley; 6. Matt Mayo; 7. Al Johnson; 8. Wayne Dotson; 9. Rick Diaz; 10. Ryan Larimer; 11. Richard Mueller; 12. Alan Pace; 13. Jeremy Hoff; 14. Tim Elias; 15. Chris Ray; 16. Anthony Gulianni; 17. Keith Brown; 18. Bruce Nelson; 19. Chris Falkenberg.last_img read more

Latham(103 not out), and Taylor (95), combine to take New Zealand to victory

first_img…Virat Kohli hits 31st century in ODIsBy Sudipto GangulyMUMBAI (Reuters) – Tom Latham hit a masterful unbeaten hundred and added 200 in a stand with Ross Taylor to help New Zealand to a comfortable six-wicket victory over India in the first one-day international at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.`Chasing 281 for a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, the touring side reached their target with six balls to spare on a hot and humid night at the ground overlooking the Arabian Sea.Latham remained unbeaten on 103 while Taylor was out on 95 with the side just one run away from the win.India captain Virat Kohli hit 121 off 125 deliveries to register his 31st century in ODIs and anchor the hosts to 280 for eight after winning the toss and opting to bat.New Zealand’s chase got off to a decent start with an opening stand of 48 between Martin Guptill and Colin Munro but India fought back with three quick wickets to reduce them to 80 for three.With the hosts boasting wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav in their bowling armoury, few would have placed a wager on New Zealand winning from that stage but Taylor and Latham had other ideas.Tom Latham went brought up his maiden ODI hundred in Asia, helping New Zealand to a 1-0 lead in the series.Chahal and Yadav played a big part in India winning nine of their last 10 ODIs against Sri Lanka and Australia but the New Zealand batting pair made them ineffective, using powerful sweep shots and deft placements.The 25-year-old Latham brought up his fourth ODI hundred in 95 balls, his innings studded with eight fours and two sixes.Earlier, New Zealand paceman Trent Boult gave his side an ideal start with the ball in his first spell, sending back India openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma cheaply while conceding just seven runs in his five overs.Kedar Jadhav then fell for 12 to left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner, reducing India to 71-3 and leaving Kohli to rebuild the innings through a 73-run fourth-wicket stand with Dinesh Karthik.The 32-year-old Karthik, who did not play India’s last two series against Sri Lanka and Australia, scored 37 before giving paceman Tim Southee the first of his three wickets.Kohli, who was dropped on 29 by Santner off seamer Colin de Grandhomme, also added 57 for the fifth wicket with former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (25).Boult returned to peg back India with the wickets of Dhoni and Hardik Pandya, who made 16, and finished with figures of 4-35 from his 10 overs.Playing his 200th 50-over match, Kohli brought up his three-figure mark with a single off Southee, overtaking former Australia batsman Ricky Ponting to climb to second spot on the list of most ODI hundreds behind Sachin Tendulkar (49).Kohli, who will turn 29 next month, hit nine boundaries and two sixes before falling to Southee in the final over of India’s innings.Pune will host the second ODI on Wednesday.Tom Latham went brought up his maiden ODI hundred in Asia, helping New Zealand to a 1-0 lead in the series.Virat Kohli raises bat to celebrate r his 31st ODI ton.INDIA InningsRo. Sharma b Boult 20S. Dhawan c Latham b Boult 9V. Kohli c Boult b Southee 121K. Jadhav c&b Santner 12D. Karthik c Munro b Southee 37M. Dhoni c Guptill b Boult 25H. Pandya c Williamson b Boult 16B. Kumar c Nicholls b Southee 26K. Yadav not out 0Extras (lb-4 w-10) 14Total (for 8 wickets, 50 overs) 280Fall of wickets: 1-16 S. Dhawan,2-29 Ro. Sharma,3-71 K. Jadhav,4-144 D. Karthik,5-201 M. Dhoni,6-238 H. Pandya,7-270 V. Kohli,8-280 B. KumarDid not bat: J. Bumrah, Y. ChahalBowling:T. Southee 10 – 0 – 73 – 3,T. Boult 10 – 1 – 35 – 4(w-2),A. Milne 9 – 0 – 62 – 0(w-3),M. Santner 10 – 0 – 41 – 1(w-3),C. de Grandhomme 4 – 0 – 27 – 0(w-1),C. Munro 7 – 0 – 38 – 0(w-1)NEW ZEALAND InningsM. Guptill c Karthik b H. Pandya 32C. Munro c Karthik b Bumrah 28K. Williamson c Jadhav b K. Yadav 6R. Taylor c Chahal b B. Kumar 95T. Latham not out 103H. Nicholls not out 4Extras (lb-11 w-5) 16Total (for 4 wickets, 49 overs) 284Fall of wickets: 1-48 C. Munro,2-62 K. Williamson,3-80 M. Guptill,4-280 R. TaylorDid not bat: C. de Grandhomme, M. Santner, A. Milne, T. Southee, T. BoultBowling: B. Kumar 10 – 0 – 56 – 1(w-2),J. Bumrah 9 – 0 – 56 – 1(w-1),K. Yadav 10 – 0 – 64 – 1,H. Panda 10 – 0 – 46 – 1(w-2),Y. Chahal 10 – 0 – 51 – 0last_img