Family owned hair salon offers haircuts to Notre Dame community

first_imgPhoto Courtesy of Zak Emmons The University Hair Stylists, in the basement of the LaFortune Student Center, is run as a family business by the Emmons family. Jeff Emmon’s founded the salon in 1979. His son Zak is the current owner.“Years before I was born, he got his cosmetology license and was doing hair at a place off campus and happened to cut a couple of gentlemen’s hair who were working in the administration here,” Emmons said. “ … They were like, ‘Hey Jeff, I’m thinking about opening up like a salon, like, you know, the barbershop or salon. We’re interviewing potential proprietors, and you should throw your hat in the ring.’ So he did, and he had the references, so he got the space. Basically they just threw up a wall in the middle the barbershop in Badin Hall and it kind of grew from that.”Since Notre Dame had opened its doors to women for the first time in 1972, Zak Emmons said this change and addition of the salon was needed to fulfill the changing needs of the University.Zak Emmons did not always know he wanted to take over his father’s business and initially used doing hair as a way to put off going to college. Growing up, he frequently worked in the salon, and about 10 years ago officially purchased the business from his father.When LaFortune was being redone in the mid 1980s, University Hair Stylists was able to expand when it moved to the space it now occupies across from Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in the basement. However, Emmons said even with the normal change that comes with an establishment, the salon still primarily cuts men’s hair.“One thing that’s similar is that we still do more guys’ hair,” Emmons said. “We’re a barbershop that does color and eyebrow wax and that sort of thing … about 75 percent of our business is still guys. That’s kind of one thing that’s never changed I suppose. I would say like every year we probably get a little more of a female clientele.”According to Zak Emmons, there are nine employees that currently work at University Hair Stylists, many of whom have varying talents other than giving a simple haircut. He said the business does not have much turnover, and a handful of employees have been with the business for over a decade. Emmons also has three sisters, two of whom have worked in the salon at varying points.“We’re in this interesting spot and conundrum where it’s hard to do both really well or at least appeal to both really well as far as like offering certain services,” he said. “We’re a barbershop by and large, but we do have some talent. For example, Diana [Roop] does excellent updos for weddings and stuff. In a dream world, I’d love to have a dedicated salon space and more of a haircut and barbershop space as well so you could have a little more privacy.”Roop, who has worked for University Hair Stylists for 26 years, said working on a university campus differs from working in a normal salon because of the constant changes in clientele.“I would say our clientele changes a lot more over the years,” she said. “While you get new students every year, every four years your students are gone. So you lose students, and that’s kind of sad because you don’t keep track of them as long, but it also keeps our clientele young and fresh.”Roop cited a change in what people want from getting their hair cut as a help in the salon’s growth over the years.“We have definitely picked up business over the years. I think more students are used to stylists and not just barbers, so that’s helped us improve,” Roop said.Zak Emmons also said working on a university campus is a unique experience, and that it feels like an “oasis.”“I love being on campus, especially coming from South Bend, a smallish Midwest sort of community. It’s pretty homogenized,” he said. “Especially with grad students or teachers, you end up getting to know them for like five, six, 10 years. You just end up knowing their names and you talk about kids and family and that sort of stuff. I just think it’s super interesting and fascinating to be here in this oasis of culture in South Bend that I would never have experienced otherwise.”Tags: LaFortune Student Center, LaFun, University Hair Stylists Cutting hair ran in the family for Zak Emmons, who has been the owner of University Hair Stylists in the basement of LaFortune Student Center for the last decade. University Hair Stylists, in some form, has been around for about 39 years and was originally owned by Emmons’ father, Jeff Emmons, who opened the salon in 1979.Jeff Emmons, who is currently described by his son as being “by and large mostly retired” from working at the salon, happened upon the Notre Dame position when he was cutting the hair of a couple Notre Dame faculty who were trying to find someone to open a salon alongside the existing barbershop in Badin Hall that would cater to both men and women.last_img read more

OHL’s Niagara IceDogs postpone two additional games after Tucker Tynan’s scary injury

first_imgMORE: Niagara IceDogs game cancelled after goalie Tucker Tynan suffers scary cut to legTynan was severely cut in the leg by a skate during Thursday’s game against the London Knights following a netfront collision with an opposing player. The 17-year-old netminder was tended to by trainers and paramedics on the ice for roughly 10 minutes before he was stretchered off the ice and taken to a hospital.The IceDogs announced on Twitter at 9:30 p.m ET Thursday that Tynan was in stable condition and in surgery. Two hours later, the team confirmed his surgery was successful and on Friday, the team said the Chicago, Ill. native is expected to make a full recovery. The Ontario Hockey League and Niagara IceDogs announced Friday that they will postpone the next two games the team had scheduled for this weekend following the serious injury goalie Tucker Tynan sufferedThursday against the London Knights.”To allow IceDogs players time to cope and access resources for support, games scheduled for Saturday, December 14 in Peterborough, and Sunday, December 15 in Ottawa have been postponed and will be rescheduled at dates still to be determined,” the team wrote in a statement. Warning: this video contains graphic content.Scary situation in the OHL right now. Skate-first collision in the Niagara crease. Niagara goalie Tucker Tynan had all his equipment removed and was rushed off the ice. The OHL has cancelled tonight’s game. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone. #OHL— The Hockey Tribune (@tribune_hockey) December 13, 2019Thursday’s game had also been cancelled quickly following the injury, and fans were given the opportunity to refund or exchange tickets for when the league reschedules the event.Tynan leads the OHL in saves (834) and owns an 11-8-3-1 record, 3.80 goals against average and .910 save percentage in 24 games played this season.last_img read more


first_imgA FIELD OF PERHAPS 10 OLDER HORSES, INCLUDING RECENT SAN PASQUAL WINNER HOPPERTUNITY, ARE EXPECTED TO COMPETE AT 1 1/8 MILES ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2015)–In what looms as an epic showdown between two of the sport’s most highly regarded runners, reigning Horse of the Year California Chrome and 2013 Eclipse Champion 2-year-old Male Shared Belief, are set to square off Saturday in the Grade II, $500,000 San Antonio Invitational at Santa Anita.A winner of four Grade I stakes last year: the Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Hollywood Derby, California-bred California Chrome became a national sensation and although he was defeated in three consecutive races–the Belmont Stakes June 7, the Grade II Pennsylvania Derby Sept. 20, and the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic, gained a huge measure of redemption in taking Del Mar’s Hollywood Derby, run at 1 1/8 miles on turf, on Nov. 29.By virtue of an overall campaign that also saw him defeat state-breds in the Cal Cup Derby and open company in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes, California Chrome was also awarded Eclipse honors as Champion 3-year-old Male. A chestnut colt by Lucky Pulpit, “Chrome” has nine wins from 16 starts and earnings of $4,222,650.Trained by Art Sherman and owned by his breeders, Steve Coburn and Perry Martin, California Chrome, in his final San Antonio prep, breezed five furlongs this morning at his Los Alamitos headquarters in 1:01.60 under Victor Espinoza.“I think he went excellent,” said Espinoza. “He was steady all the way around, just cruising in the middle of the racetrack. I thought he went in a minute flat, it felt like that anyway. I think it was a perfect work for him, he’s ready. The way he’s going and the way he’s been working tells me he’s ready to go.”Sherman said that he would have preferred a faster work.“I was looking for a minute and change,” he said. “That would have helped me a lot more going into this race. I think it’s a good work but I would have liked a sharper workout for this race. He’s doing so good though…His gallop out was stronger than it has been. He galloped out in 1:11 and four (fifths). ..He’ll be fresh and ready, I can tell you that.”Assistant trainer Alan Sherman noted that California Chrome would “go over to Santa Anita Tuesday and he’ll train on the track Wednesday.”Voted America’s Eclipse Award Champion 2-year-old Male in 2013, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Shared Belief defeated older horses in last year’s Grade I Pacific Classic and in the Grade I Awesome Again Stakes and was undefeated as the 5-2 post time favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Breaking from post position six, his chances for victory were virtually eliminated at the break as eventual winner Bayern, drawn to his immediate outside, broke in sharply, costing the Candy Ride gelding early position and a clean run into the first turn.Owned by Jim and Janet Rome’s Jungle Racing, LLC, KMN Racing, LLC, Litt, Solis II, Hollendorfer and Todaro, Shared Belief cut back in distance off of his fourth place run in the Classic to win the Grade I, seven furlong Malibu on Dec. 26. He’ll have his final San Antonio tune up at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, Calif., Tuesday morning.“He’ll work a half mile under Russell Baze,” said Hollendorfer by phone from Golden Gate Fields this morning. “He’s a very consistent horse.” Shared Belief, who will be ridden by regular pilot Mike Smith in the San Antonio, will be shipped by van to Santa Anita on Wednesday morning. He has eight wins from nine starts and earnings of $2,032,200.Entries will be taken for the San Antonio on Wednesday and Bob Baffert’s Hoppertunity, a winner of the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles San Pasqual Stakes Jan. 10, is now listed as definite for the San Antonio. A winner of the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs two starts back on Nov. 28, Hoppertunity won last year’s Grade II Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park and was subsequently second to California Chrome in the Santa Anita Derby.Owned by Karl Watson, Paul Weitman and Mike Pegram, Hoppertunity worked six furlongs in company in 1:14.20 this morning at Santa Anita under regular rider Martin Garcia. Stablemate Doctor Dempsey was clocked in 1:14.60.“He’s running,” said Baffert of Hoppertunity, for whom the Grade I Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park had also been under consideration. “That’s good for him,” he said of Hoppertunity’s workout time.A 4-year-old colt by Any Given Saturday, Hoppertunity has four wins and two seconds from eight starts and has earnings of $1,070,675.The San Antonio, which is expected to attract a field of between eight to 10 older horses, will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1. First post time for a nine-race card Saturday is 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Takeaways: Stinker puts exclamation point on Giants’ “worst series of the year”

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Not even a pair of feel-good moments involving players just breaking into the major leagues could take away the stench of the Giants’ three-game weekend series with the Arizona Diamondbacks.The Giants once again never had a lead as they allowed two runs in the first inning and three more in the second in a 6-2 loss Sunday, as the Diamondbacks completed the three-game series sweep and handed San Francisco its season-high fifth straight loss.Mike Yastrzemski went 3-for-4 in …last_img

Tax Time Tip: 3 Ways The IRS Is Tracking You Online

first_imgTags:#Big Data#data mining#Finance#Government#social media Related Posts If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, you might want to triple-check your math before you do. That’s because the IRS employs a more watchful eye than ever, thanks to Big Data analysis and digital information-gathering tactics. With the ongoing budget crisis, pressure for the IRS to recover lost revenue has never been higher. Conveniently enough, the agency has made massive investments in its computing power and tools for crunching big data, allowing for more automation and rapid analysis. That means a greater capacity for robo-audits and less room for honest mistakes.It’s not just the tools that have improved. The data itself is richer and more varied than ever, drawing increasingly from whatever details about our digital lives the IRS can get its hands on, including information that isn’t publicly accessible. We don’t know the full extent of the IRS’s data-mining capabilities, but recent reporting has revealed new details. 1. Analyzing Your Social Media Updates The social Web has been a boon for IRS investigators, who can use updates from Facebook, Twitter and other services to bolster its cases against alleged tax cheats. Information about work history, one’s physical whereabouts and even purchases can be gleaned from social networks. Some of it, like tweets and certain details from Facebook, are public. But should the IRS want to take a closer look, it supposedly has the means to do so, with or without a warrant. According to recent reports, the IRS cross-references data from social networks with Social Security numbers and then works in a host of other private data to look for suspicious patterns. 2. Monitoring Digital Payments and Credit Card Activity The rise of commerce and digital payments have also given the IRS new sets of data to mine and analyze. The agency has long looked at taxpayers’ activity on ecommerce sites like Ebay, but are now going deeper and getting a look at credit card transactions and other online payments. The agency looks for potential auditing targets “by matching tax filings to social media or electronic payments,” according to MSN Money. The exact mechanism of this monitoring isn’t known, but MSN Money indicates that it includes examining credit card transactions “for the first time ever.” It’s not clear how detailed or widespread this monitoring is, and the IRS isn’t likely to spill the beans (lest they tip off tax cheats), but suffice it to say that if the agency feels it has cause to take a peek at your online payment data, it won’t have a problem doing so. 3. Peeking At Your Email Usage Exactly when and how the IRS looks at email usage isn’t entirely clear. The MSN Money report says the agency’s big data analysis tools are used in part for “tracking individual Internet addresses and emailing patterns.” That’s pretty vague. In theory, the IRS could glean some details about email usage simply by looking at browsing activity, whether that insight comes from an ISP or email service provider. Does that mean that the IRS has blanket access to everybody’s Gmail account for the purpose of feeding its data-crunching behemoth? That seems pretty unlikely. Instead, what it likely does is request access to individual accounts for people who are already suspected of wrongdoing. The American Civil Liberties Union recently uncovered documents that suggest the IRS doesn’t feel a warrant is necessary to get such access. Good to know! 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img john paul titlow Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

24 days agoEx-mentor: I urged Gueye to stay calm at Everton

first_imgEx-mentor: I urged Gueye to stay calm at Evertonby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveA former mentor of PSG midfielder Idrissa Gueye says he was in contact when Everton blocked his move in January.Jimmy Adjovi-Boco, the founder of the Diambars Institute in Senegal, was one of Gueye’s junior mentors.He recalled: “I was often in touch with him at that moment – because I felt the big disappointment coming, I had to be there to discuss with him, to advise him, to reassure him that it was only part of the process. “It is said that the train never runs twice, but I was convinced that he was doing too well so that it would not happen one day or another. What happened this winter has reinforced the desire to work together on both sides.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Millennials opting for Ola Uber not that a big factor for current

first_imgGuwahati: Millennials opting for ride hailing services like Ola and Uber may not be that strong a factor for the current slowdown in auto sales and a detailed study is needed to arrive at any conclusion in the contrary, according to a top official of the country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India. Ownership pattern in India still has not changed and people purchase cars with an “aspirational aspect”, MSI Executive Director (Marketing and Sales) Shashank Srivastava told PTI in an interview here. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalOn Tuesday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had said change in mindset of millennials, who now prefer taxi aggregators like Ola and Uber instead of committing for monthly installments to own a car, was among one of the many factors responsible for the slowdown in the automobile sector. “The Ola and Uber factor may not be strong to contribute to the current state of slowdown. I think we need to watch and study it more before arriving at such a conclusion,” Srivastava said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostHe further said, “Ola and Uber came into existence during last 6-7 years. In this period, the auto industry also saw some of its best times. So, what happened only during last few months that the downturn became so severe? I do not think it is only because of Ola and Uber,” Srivastava said. He gave the example of the US market, where Uber is a big player and the car sales in the last few years are robust. “India, 46 per cent of the car buyers are first time users. It is an aspirational behaviour. People may use public transport like Ola and Uber to go to offices on weekdays, but still they buy a vehicle for the weekend outings with the family,” Srivastava explained. “The pattern of ownership in India has not changed yet. We have to watch on a longer period to see if there is a structural change in buying pattern,” he added. Srivastava said there are many reasons for this downturn in the auto market such as liquidity crunch, increased prices of products due to regulatory issues, higher taxes and rise in insurance rates. He also said the government’s measures announced last month to tackle the slowdown is not sufficient and those are helpful for long term health of the industry as they basically addressed the sentiments of the customers. According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), domestic vehicle sales in August declined by 23.55 per cent to 18,21,490 units from 23,82,436 units in the same month last year. From April to August period, the sales have fallen by 15.89 per cent to 97,32,040 units from 1,15,70,401 units in the year-ago period, SIAM had said. Srivastava said MSI has launched new versions of its various product range and the company is hopeful of some positive results during the forthcoming festive season. When asked if the company regrets the lukewarm response from the government in handling the situation and absence of any stimulus package, Srivastava said: “The government knows the exact situation. I believe they have to take care of the entire economy. I am sure they will do the best for the economy and the industry.” MSI’s domestic sales in August dipped by 34.3 per cent to 97,061 units from 1,47,700 units in the same month lat year.last_img read more

Russia gets 30 WW IIera battle tanks from Laos

first_imgMOSCOW — Russia’s Defence Ministry says it has received 30 Soviet WW II-era T-34 battle tanks from Laos — a move reflecting the national veneration of the weapon.The ministry said Wednesday the tanks are fully combat-ready and will be used in military parades and for making World War II movies.The T-34 played a key role in defeating the Nazis and became a widely revered symbol of the nation’s heroism and suffering. A film describing feats of a T-34 crew has topped the national box office this month.The ministry said more than 58,000 T-34s were built between 1940 and 1946, making it the world’s most widely produced tank, but only several of them have remained in working condition in Russia. The T-34 was widely exported and used in numerous conflicts.The Associated Presslast_img

Arnie Isberg One Pitch Tournament hopes to raise 20000 this weekend

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – The Seventh Annual Arnie Isberg One-Pitch Tournament will round the bases this weekend in Taylor.The tournament has been raising money for the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation over the past six years, with funds going towards cancer treatment and diagnostics. Since the Arnie Isberg planning committee took over the tournament, they’ve raised $80,000 for the cause. The committee hopes to raise $20,000 this year to break that $100,000 threshold.24 teams have registered to compete at the tournament, while another 14 are on a waiting list to get in. One of the tournament’s organizers, Becky Pruden, explained that it’s a fairly exclusive tournament because everyone wants to get in to help the cause. “We have a waiting list of 14, we were able to put two of them on from last year, which was really exciting as these teams have been waiting a while to get on.” said Pruden, “It’s kind of an exclusive tournament, if you can’t make it then your down to the bottom of the lineup.”Participants are only given one pitch, so they will either walk, strikeout, foul out, or get a hit. Teams will play a round robin on Friday and Saturday until 2:00 p.m. Followed by a double-elimination playoff, with the finals taking place Sunday afternoon.Featured at the tournament will be the annual Illumination Ceremony, where residents can purchase bags and write a message to friends or loved ones who are fighting, or lost their battle to cancer. The Bags are lit up and lined around the field so residents can walk the diamond and pay their respects. Bags are $5 each, with the Illumination Ceremony starting at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday.“Everyone walks around, takes a moment and it is really incredible, It’s really fantastic.” said Pruden, “We really encourage our players to have that moment of silence and the community to come down and really embrace what this tournament is actually about.”The first game of the tournament starts Friday at 7:00 p.m.last_img read more