Students promote awareness for Relay for Life

first_imgPurple hair extensions, purple clothing and purple desserts in the dining halls will flood campus this week to promote fundraising and awareness for the Notre Dame Relay for Life, which will take place Apr. 12 and 13. Freshman Teresa Kennedy, honorary student chairperson for Notre Dame’s Relay for Life this year, the Relay committee is hosting Purple Week 2013 through Friday to engage students in its larger mission on campus. The funds raised through Notre Dame’s Relay for Life in April will go toward cancer research at the American Cancer Society, Kennedy said. “[Purple Week] really has a dual purpose because first, all the funds raised go to the Relay and the money we collect there,” Kennedy said. “It’s also a way to get people interested in the Relay and make it interactive, since all of these events are so public and hard to ignore.” Notre Dame Relay for Life chairperson Jessica Brookshire said the committee’s 2013 fundraising goal is $175,000. One of the most visible Purple Week activities is the sale of paper cutout feet, which can be purchased at locations all over campus for $1 each. Last year, paper feet sales raised $6,082 for the Relay, Brookshire said. “It was a great fundraiser as far as dollars raised, but also [for] the awareness it brought about for the event,” Brookshire said. Marc Burdell, an Alumni Association director and this year’s honorary faculty chairperson for the Relay for Life, said the paper feet have both symbolic and monetary value for the project. “Many of the buildings on campus sell these purple feet for $1 and they’re put up all over campus to build a kind of path that leads to the Relay for Life in April,” Burdell said. “For the first time this year, students can purchase feet with Domer Dollars at the Huddle and Reckers.” Kennedy said she is looking forward to “Wear Purple” day on Thursday, when community members are encouraged to dress in purple clothes to show support for the project. “It will be interesting to see how many people there are that day who are willing to back up this cause and really get behind it,” Kennedy said. “It’s two months ahead of the Relay still, but it will be great to see the purple as a visible sign of support.” Purple is “the identifying color for [cancer] surivivors,” Kennedy said, and she can include both herself and Burdell in that category. Kennedy survived a rare form of tissue cancer and Burdell overcame a serious lymphoma diagnosis. Burdell said he thinks of his position as honorary chairperson as an opportunity to connect with others who are affected by cancer. “I was diagnosed about three and a half years ago, and before that, I was healthy,” Burdell said. “I had never even been in the hospital. I went from being unaware and unaffected to being a pretty severe cancer patient. “Now, I can talk about patient advocacy and what people can do to support each other. I find myself today leading a normal life, and as chairperson, I hope to help others understand what I’ve gone through and let them know that they can be empowered to get through it too,” Burdell said. Kennedy said she was involved with the national Relay for Life in high school and that she’s pleased to have the opportunity to participate in the Notre Dame version of the event. “I’m glad I get to share my experience about what I went through with other people here, and I hope people will be able to come to me for support if they or someone they know has cancer,” Kennedy said. “I’m an example that you can lead a totally normal life after a cancer diagnosis.” Purple hair extensions will be sold in the Coleman Morse center on Friday, and purple feet will be sold all week across campus. Notre Dame’s Relay for Life will take place from Apr. 12 to 13 at the Compton Family Ice Arena. Information about the event can be found at relay.org/NDin.last_img read more

3 things Dino Babers said at his weekly press conference ahead of Syracuse’s matchup with Louisville

first_img Related Stories Syracuse football depth chart: Week 2 vs. No. 19 LouisvilleSyracuse football visual breakdown: How SU recovered from Colgate’s 1st touchdown with one of its ownStock up/stock down: A look back at Syracuse’s season-opening win over ColgateGallery: Syracuse football rolls to 33-7 win over ColgateSyracuse football rolls to 33-7 win over Colgate in Dino Babers’ SU debut Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 5, 2016 at 1:20 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmancenter_img Dino Babers’ first meeting with a ranked opponent as Syracuse head coach comes this Friday when the Orange (1-0) takes on No. 19 Louisville (1-0) in each teams’ conference opener. Babers held his weekly press conference on Monday morning in the Iocolano-Petty Football Wing auditorium. Here are three things he said leading up to Friday’s date with the Cardinals.Kind of loudEven with free tickets for students, only 31,336 fans witnessed Syracuse trounce Colgate in last Friday’s season opener. Granted, the New York State Fair and a Florida Georgia Line concert were both taking place and it’s a season opener against an FCS team, but the crowd was hardly one that electrified Babers’ SU coaching debut.Last season, Syracuse experienced the steepest decline in attendance among any Power 5 school. Babers is hoping to see a change in fortune when Louisville visits on Friday night.“I thought it was kind of loud, kind of loud,” Babers said of Friday’s crowd. “And if we’ve got room for another 18, 19,000 people to get in there, I think it can get really loud.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLethal LamarLouisville quarterback Lamar Jackson was named the Walter Camp national offensive player of the week after accounting for eight touchdowns and slapping 70 points on Charlotte Thursday night.The dual-threat sophomore signal-caller threw for 286 yards and six touchdowns while running for 119 yards and two more scores. Syracuse’s front seven will have its hands full with Jackson, who Babers singled out multiple times in his press conference and said he’s like a dangerous running back or wide receiver in space.“It’s going to be a challenging task to say the least,” Babers said.Up close and personalThree of Louisville’s front seven were named to the preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference team. Senior defensive tackle DeAngelo Brown and linebackers Keith Kelsey and Devonte Fields all received first-team honors.Syracuse struggled to crack Colgate’s stout front line, which boasts several all-Patriot League players itself. But the Cardinals first two lines of defense are a whole other animal and one that the Orange has its work cut out against.“Their front seven is definitely the strength of that defense,” Babers said. Commentslast_img read more

Donegal holiday home named amongst best in the country

first_imgA Donegal holiday home has been named amongst the best in the country in a national travel awards scheme by Sykes Holiday Cottages.Mulroy View, a five-bedroom cottage overlooking Mulroy Bay near Kerrykeel in County Donegal, picked up the silver award.The property is ideal for families and friends celebrating special occasions or looking to explore this part of the country. The Donegal property was only bettered by Marino, an impressive rental property in Liscannor, County Clare.It took home gold thanks to its cosy living spaces and spectacular sea views. The property has a nautical theme, with décor inspired by the nearby fishing village and harbour.Bronze was awarded to A Country View Cottage, a rental close to Athenry in County Galway with its own games room including a full-size snooker table and minibar.Now in its third year, Sykes received 2,500 entries from throughout the UK and Ireland across 30 categories – ranging from Best for Romance to Best for Glamping, alongside regional winners. All three properties beat off tough competition from others shortlisted, but the judges were impressed by their style and facilities, as well as occupancy rates and customer feedback on cleanliness, comfort, location and value for money.Harriet Kerr, commercial director at Sykes Holiday Cottages, said: “The Sykes Gem Awards have given us the chance to celebrate unique holiday homes and their owners. More and more travellers are opting for staycations over holidays on the continent, and last year we saw a boost in bookings to Ireland.“Because of this, those with a second home or money to invest are increasingly turning to holiday letting – who knows, we may see them on the Sykes Gems shortlist next year!”Graham Donoghue, Sykes Holiday Cottages’ CEO, added: “We launched the awards to recognise and reward the hard work of the owners who are part of the Sykes family. Back then, we had no idea how popular they would be, but we’ve been overwhelmed by the response and this year received a record number of submissions.“I love being part of the judging panel – you hear about peoples’ passion for holiday letting and everything they do to go above and beyond to deliver unforgettable breaks throughout the UK and Ireland.” Cormac O’Suilleabhain, from Tourism Ireland, said: “Awards like this one serve to shine a spotlight on Ireland and the brilliant breaks available here. I was blown away by the standard of the entries, so it was tough to choose between them, but all three properties are very deserving winners.”Donegal holiday home named amongst best in the country was last modified: October 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Sykes Holiday Cottageslast_img read more

Warriors sign training camp invitee to guaranteed deal

first_imgOAKLAND – The Warriors have signed Alfonzo McKinnie to a two-year league minimum deal, filling the team’s 14th roster spot, sources confirmed to the Bay Area News Group.The Athletic was the first to break the news of McKinnie’s signing.McKinnie, who was signed to an Exhibit 10 deal prior to training camp, split last season with the Toronto Raptors and their G-League affiliate.McKinnie’s signing puts the future of restricted free agent Patrick McCaw’s tenure in flux. Earlier this month, …last_img

Probe committee formed

first_imgMaharashtra Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil on Monday said that a five-member committee is probing the wall collapse incident in Pune in which 15 people were killed on Saturday.Replying to a discussion on the issue in the Assembly, Mr. Patil said that the probe panel will comprise the additional district collector, officials of the labour commissionerate, Pune Police, Pune Municipal Corporation and the deputy director of town planning.“A total of 11 people have been booked for culpable homicide and two have been arrested so far. The construction work was going on in a very narrow lane. There was no space for ambulances to arrive at the site of the accident. I wonder how permissions are given for construction of residential premises,” Mr. Patil said.The minister informed that the licenses of the structural engineer and the building’s architect have been suspended and they have been blacklisted, adding that the registration of the RCC (structural design) consultant has been stayed.Earlier, Nationalist Congress Party MLA Ajit Pawar demanded that the accused be booked for culpable homicide. “The poor should get justice. Developers should be punished,” he said.Congress MLA Amit Deshmukh asked if labourers from other States were registered with local authorities. “Accountability needs to be fixed and stricter laws are necessary,” he said.Leader of Opposition (LoP) Vijay Wadettiwar said residents of the building adjacent to the compound wall had complained to local authorities about defects in the wall four months ago.Fifteen people, including four children, were killed and two others injured on Saturday when a portion of a 22-feet high compound wall of a housing society in Kondhwa area of Pune collapsed on adjoining slums of construction workers following incessant rains. All the deceased labourers belonged to Katiharin Bihar.last_img read more

Africa’s World Cup Hopes Grow

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO — It looked like the same sad old story at the World Cup for Africa, the continent which still hasn’t quite done it on the big stage.Africa has never had a semifinalist — never mind a real contender for the title — and initially appeared out of its depth again at the start in Brazil.Cameroon was terrible in the first round of matches, African champion Nigeria couldn’t even beat Iran and Ghana lost to the United States. After some early promise, Algeria was overrun by Belgium, playing up to the football stereotype that African teams can be exciting but also careless and naive.Even Ivory Coast, with world-class talent like Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba and Gervinho, couldn’t put it together and initially struggled against Japan.Pele’s prediction years ago that, with a football obsession rivaling even Brazil’s, Africa would emerge as the game’s new force still appeared way off. It probably still is.But with the exception of Cameroon, the Africans have shown grit and skill to fight back. Now there’s a chance that four of their five teams will make the second round, something that has never happened before. Never has more than one African team advanced past the group stage.Four years after hosting the World Cup, African players are ready to start having more of an impact on the tournament.“It’s something awesome for Africa,” Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama said after his country beat Bosnia-Herzegovina to get back on track in Brazil. “Africa needed that win, something to boost the confidence back home.”Three of the countries — Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Algeria — are second in their groups heading to the final games and have good chances of qualifying, while Ghana has an outside shot.After a forgettable first round, Nigeria’s win, Ghana’s fighting 2-2 draw with Germany and Algeria’s all-out attacking show in a 4-2 victory over South Korea has revived the Africans.“Ghana really threw everything they had at us,” Germany coach Joachim Loew said, praising the West Africans for their rapid counterattacks and underlining how African teams — often big, strong and fast — are capable of upsetting the rhythm of the best lineups in the world.Just ask Argentina’s World Cup holders, who lost to Cameroon in 1990. Or France’s defending champions in 2002, beaten by Senegal.Now if only for some consistency. If there’s one thing African teams have struggled with, it’s being able to build on their small successes at the World Cup.Following a June 23 loss to Brazil, Cameroon has won just one game in five World Cups since it broke through to reach the quarterfinals in 1990.Senegal was the second African country to make the last eight in 2002, and yet has failed to qualify for another World Cup. Ghana followed up its run to the quarters last time in South Africa with a surprise loss to the U.S. in its opener in Brazil.The roller-coaster rides with rare, unexpected highs and plenty of lows are partly because it is never simple in African football, where organization can be shambolic and teams have all sorts of challenges to overcome — many their own making.Cameroon’s 2014 campaign has been disastrous from the moment the squad refused to board a plane for Brazil over a bonus dispute.Nigeria has also had issues over player payments and Ghana’s buildup to its crucial final group game against Portugal is being overshadowed by British media linking the Ghana Football Association to an alleged match-fixing plan.Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic decided to rant at Algerian reporters when his team had just beaten South Korea for its first win at the World Cup since 1982. “You journalists have always criticized me,” Halilhodzic said. “It’s a pity for you. I’m sorry for you.”Yet the majority of African teams are still alive at the World Cup — unlike Spain and England — and their equations to make the second round aren’t crazily difficult.Ivory Coast should beat Group C strugglers Greece, but even a draw won’t hold them back as long as Japan doesn’t upset Colombia.Nigeria plays Argentina last and will qualify with a point or even a loss if Bosnia beats or draws with Iran in the other Group F game.Algeria can afford a draw against Russia if South Korea doesn’t win against Group H leader Belgium. A win and the North Africans sail through.Ghana’s chances are a little more remote.But three teams in the last 16 would finally signal some progress 24 years after Roger Milla and Cameroon danced their way to the quarterfinals in Italy, first prompting Pele and the world to take notice of African football. (GERALD IMRAY, AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Barclays to pay 2 billion to US to settle mortgage suit

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – British bank Barclays became the latest big bank to reach a multi-billion dollar settlement with U.S. authorities over its role in the subprime mortgage bubble and subsequent financial crisis. But in a rare and notable move, U.S. authorities went further to fine two individual bankers as part of their alleged role in the subprime mortgage crisis.Barclays agreed to pay $2 billion in civil penalties on Thursday to settle charges that it sold fraudulent mortgage-backed securities to investors between 2005 and 2007, and that it misled investors on the quality of those loans that it sold to the public. They are similar charges that other banks like Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup have reached over the last several years in regards to their respective roles in the financial crisis. Barclays was one the last holdouts of the big banks.Two former Barclays executives will pay fines as well. Paul Menefee, a banker who helped package subprime mortgages into securities, and John Carroll, who was the bank’s head trader of mortgage-backed securities, will pay a combined $2 million in fines in exchange for having the charges against them being dismissed. It has been rare for U.S. authorities to charge Wall Street bankers for their alleged role in the subprime housing bubble.“Solely to put this matter behind him, Mr. Menefee has agreed to a settlement in which he has not admitted any wrongdoing,” said Barry Berke and Dani James, lawyers with the firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, who represented Menefee in the case.The law firm representing Carroll echoed similar statements.“John Carroll is pleased that the government has relented in its efforts to prove wrongdoing where none exists, and consistent with that position, we have agreed to settle this case without an admission to these meritless allegations,” said Glen McGorty, partner at Crowell & Moring, in a statement.The Justice Department originally sued Barclays and several of its U.S. affiliates in late 2016 over the sale of risky mortgage-backed securities. Barclays CEO Jes Staley said in a statement that the settlement was “fair and proportionate.”“The substantial penalty Barclays and its executives have agreed to pay is an important step in recognizing the harm that was caused to the national economy and to investors,” said U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue for the Eastern District of New York.last_img read more

Turkey warns ExxonMobil against drilling with Greek Cypriots

first_imgISTANBUL — Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has cautioned an international energy company against co-operating with the government of Cyprus in its search for gas.Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said Sunday that the exploratory drilling ExxonMobil has started in the eastern Mediterranean “did not contribute to the region’s stability” and could change “sensitive balances.”Turkey strongly objects to Cyprus searching for gas on its own. The Turkish government says any potential wealth must be shared with Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots in ethnically divided Cyprus.Aksoy noted he was repeating “warnings” to energy companies about the “Greek Cypriots’ one-sided exploration and extraction.”He says Turkey plans to begin drilling in areas off the northern coast of Cyprus’ coast along with exploring the continental shelf of Turkey, which began last month.The Associated Presslast_img read more

ChandigarhDibrugarh Express trains engine catches fire 2 killed

first_imgGuwahati/Jalpaiguri: Two passengers of the Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express died on Friday after they jumped out of the moving train between the Chaterhat and Nijbari section in West Bengal when they saw smoke emanating from the locomotive’s engine, said Railway sources.The guard of a passing goods train saw smoke and flame coming out of the rear engine of the express train in the afternoon and reported it to its driver, sources said. As panic spread among the passengers, two of them jumped out and died of injuries, officials said. Fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot and extinguished the flames, sources said, adding another engine was attached to the train, which then proceeded to Chaterhat. Prima facie it is appears the fuel tank of the rear engine had fallen off, got dragged along the track and caught fire, sources said. The main line on the route under Barsoi-New Jalpaiguri section of North East Frontier Railway was blocked due to the incident. A probe into the incident is being conducted by the Railway authorities.last_img read more

16yearold drowns in Yamuna river

first_imgNew Delhi: A 16-year-old boy drowned in Yamuna river near Kalindi Kunj in South East Delhi while he was taking a bath, police said on Sunday.The law enforcement agency found that two other boys were safely rescued by locals. Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Chinmoy Biswal said that an information from PCR was received at 2.27 PM hrs in Shaheen Bagh police station that one of two boys has drowned in Yamuna river near Thokar no 8 in Kalindi Kunj while taking bath. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe city police reached the spot and found that one boy aged around 16 resident of Shaheen Bagh drowned and his body has been fished out with the help of NDRF rescue team called on the spot. The body has been kept in the hospital. “Inquest proceedings u/s 174 CrPC have been initiated and two other boys namely Sameer age 17 yrs and Usman age 16 yrs, who also drown, were rescued by locals,” said DCP South East. This incident was not the first case, in 2018 two youths died after they were drowned in Yamuna river in North Delhi’s Timarpur. In another case, three teenagers drowned in the Yamuna river in Wazirabad area. In another incident, two brothers aged 14 and 16 died due to drowning in outer Delhi’s Alipur area. They had gone there for a picnic with their family members when one of the boys slipped in the river.last_img read more