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Seniors reflect during retreat

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first_imgWith seven semesters behind them and one to go, more than 150 seniors will spend time reflecting on their Notre Dame experiences at the Senior Retreat this weekend, according to head organizer and senior Erin Connors. “It’s going to be a great weekend,” she said. “We’re focusing on how to cherish the last five months of our senior year beyond the last things to check off the ‘bucket list.’” Connors has been planning the retreat with senior Andrew Bell and 18 other students since Oct. 30. The retreat begins at 3:30 p.m. today and concludes Saturday evening with a closing dinner. “This is an opportunity to reflect on the last three and a half years,” Bell said. “Some reflections will be shared by the planning team to start conversation in small groups.” Bell said in planning, the team considered what seniors needed as their time at Notre Dame drew to a close. “It’s been interesting planning parts of a retreat knowing they’re for our friends and classmates, and, at the same time, for us. At the heart of what we’re hoping for is to provide an opportunity to pause when we’re at a time as seniors that everyone is telling you to go, go — to hurry,” Bell said. “It’s a moment to pause and reflect on changes.” While this year’s retreat follows a general pattern set by the past six retreats, the content is new because the planning team is different, said Fr. Joe Carey, the interim director of Campus Ministry. Carey led the Senior Retreat for the last six sessions, though Senior Retreats have occurred on campus since the 1970s. “It makes me proud to be at Notre Dame,” he said. “It’s different every year because of the team. It’s [a new retreat] in that it’s [the planning committee’s] experiences – they really capture all of the things Notre Dame students face.” In the past, the retreat has been career-focused, with alumni speaking on life after college, Carey said. The aim for the last few years has been for a more spiritual exploration. “This year we have added a talk that two people are giving on gratitude. We want attendees to see who to be thankful for,” he said. “The retreat is starting a process of reflection through this weekend, the next four months and beyond.” Carey assembled the planning committee over the summer, purposefully picking leaders he felt could bring together a successful retreat. “It’s seniors leading seniors,” he said. “We were gathering a team of student leaders, and we came up with a team from various facets of Notre Dame that will enable attendees to grow.” In addition to this weekend’s retreat, three more Notre Dame Encounters and two Freshman Retreats will happen before the school year’s end, Carey said. “They have a different feeling than this retreat — and anyone can participate in the Notre Dame Encounters,” he said. “They are also smaller, with the limit set at 50 people.” More information on the retreats is available at campusministry.nd.edu.last_img read more

Jim Boeheim: ‘The scheduling is horrific in this league this year’

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first_imgSyracuse head coach Jim Boeheim stood at the podium shortly after the Orange defeated No. 25 Notre Dame, 81-66. There were only about 40 hours before he’d be standing there again, following SU’s matchup with Georgia Tech on Saturday at noon. “The scheduling is horrific in this league this year. It’s pretty obvious, everybody knows that. Why we’re playing Thursday when we could have played Wednesday. I don’t know. It just doesn’t make sense.”In addition to playing two days apart against the Fighting Irish and the Yellow Jackets, Syracuse will face Virginia Tech on Tuesday. Three games in six days for an SU team that has one of the tightest rotations in the country.“It’s really scary that when people that are doing these things don’t see that,” Boeheim said. “That’s what’s scary. Really, really scary.”After playing the currently 12-9 Hokies, Syracuse has 11 days off. In the same span it played four games prior, it will play none. After that, the Orange has another three games in a six-day span against Florida State, Boston College and Louisville.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Syracuse players didn’t detract from their head coach, but didn’t go as far as to say the conference scheduling was stupid, either.“It’s tough. It’s ACC,” Trevor Cooney said. “It’s just how it’s gonna be. I mean you’re gonna play Thursdays and you’re gonna play Saturdays. And you’re gonna play Saturdays and you’re gonna play Mondays. It’s tough. Everyone’s doing it I think…It makes it harder that it’s a tough conference and every team’s good.”Michael Gbinije said he felt good, but heard where his coach was coming from.“I don’t understand it either, but I can’t do anything but try and get ready some more. I feel good honestly right now. I’m gonna be ready to go.“Shout out to pickle juice.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 28, 2016 at 10:46 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Crowd Stages Protest Against Fort Lauderdale Beach Closure

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first_img“I declare this an autonomous zone!” he declared. “I’m the white, privileged guy who worked 60 hours a week. My father worked more. Is that what white privilege is?” A group of nearly three-dozen South Florida residents are not happy about the holiday beach closures, and took time Saturday to voice their opinions.The crowd defied the county’s decision to shutter the beaches for the 4th of July, and planted an American flag on Fort Lauderdale beach while waving protest signs.Fort Lauderdale police officers made no arrests and did not say anything, as some of the protesters drank from open champagne or beer bottles.Other protestors went for a swim, while another group waved signs in support of President Trump, or wore his campaign hats. “It is wrong. It’s unconstitutional,” he said. “We are here to walk on this beach.” He added that the shutdown over COVID-19 had gone too far, and is prompting suicides, and joblessness. He was denied for unemployment and food stamps, he said. Another person held a sign that read “Cover up AmeriKKKa. Your racism is showing.” The woman, who is a Plantation resident, said that she is from the Caribbean. Organizer Chris Nelson of Fort Lauderdale, a security guard, said that closing the beach because of the COVID-19 pandemic was wrong.He and others also said they oppose mask mandates and business closures. A nearby man on a bike held a poster declaring that all “Democrats are terrorists.”In addition to no arrests, no injuries were reported. “She’s a jihadist terrorist!” he yelled. “She’s not an American. She’s a Muslim!”center_img Meanwhile, a Boynton Beach construction manager named Alan, who declined to give his last name, said he there because he was offended that Black Lives Matter protesters could create autonomous zones where they did not acknowledge the powers of police. Andrew Brett, who is a Trump supporter and head of the Broward Log Cabin Republicans, saw a black wrap around her face and head, and said she was Muslim.However, the woman said she was not. Two men yelled at her, calling her a “terrorist.” She held a sign that depicted a masked face and the words “I can’t breathe,” which is a twist on the final words of George Floyd, whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police led to the Black Lives Matter protests.“I’m a nurse,” she said. “The only time I think a mask is needed is with my patients. It’s ridiculous and it’s a sign of being subservient to the powers that be.” Signs at the protest read “Freedom over fear,” “Open the beach, no masks,” and “.01% not a pandemic.” “Say no to tyranny!” yelled Maria Pinzon, who is a nurse.last_img read more

Mary Kom to lead 10-women Indian contingent at World Boxing Championships to begin October…

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first_imgAdvertisement 5pkNBA Finals | Brooklyn VskWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ea2vl( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) t09voWould you ever consider trying this?😱rtqr8Can your students do this? 🌚1l2cyRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Boxing federation of India has selected a ten-member contingent to lead the country’s medal hopes at the Women’s World Boxing Championships in the Russian City of Ulan Ude, which starts this Thursday onwards. With ten boxers, one in each weight category, India will start their campaign led by the veteran boxer Mary Kom (51kg), alongside the experienced Sarita Devi (60 kg).Advertisement The six-time World champion Mary Kom, who won all of her medals in the 48kg category, has jumped to the 51kg while chasing her Olympic dream. Lovlina Borgohain, the 69kg bronze medallist, is the only boxer to return to the championship in the same weight. Another promising boxer, the mighty Saweety Boora, has also reduced her weight to prepare for the Olympics, in the 75kg trials. There will also be spotlight on the non-Olympic categories like 48kg and 54kg, in which India has sent her two of the finest boxers Manju Rani and Jamuna Boro, respectively.Advertisement On Wednesday Mary Kom was handed a bye into the pre-quarterfinals and will begin her campaign on October 8 against a yet to be decided opponent. Five other Indian players also got first-round byes into the different stages depending on the size of the draw. However, none of them will be in action on the opening day of the mega-event.Last year, India as a host, had an impressive tally securing one gold, one silver and two bronze medals in Delhi.Here is the full Indian squad: Manju Rani (48kg), M C Mary Kom (51kg), Jamuna Boro (54kg), Neeraj (57kg), Sarita Devi (60kg), Manju Bomboriya (64kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Saweety Boora (75kg), Nandini (81kg), Kavita Chahal (+81kg). Advertisementlast_img read more

BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly confirms Women’s IPL

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first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCI/Gulf NewsAdvertisement cxkiNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7cjajWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E79z8( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) c2ivWould you ever consider trying this?😱1wvCan your students do this? 🌚ba9Roller skating! Powered by Firework All the rumours and guesswork going on around regarding Women’s IPL is now over, as BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has confirmed today that the much awaited tournament will be taking place. The four team tournament, also knows as the Women’s T20 Challenge and the Challenger series, will be having its third season this year. The camps are also confirmed to be set up by November.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCI/Gulf NewsBack in February, the Women’s T20 Challenge was confirmed to feature four teams this year. After months of uncertainty amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic in India, the tournament’s decision comes on the heels of the men’s IPL confirmation.2020 Women’s T20 Challenge: Sourav Ganguly confirms Women’s IPL is ‘very much on’The Women’s tournament will be scheduled in accordance to the men’s IPL 2020, which will take place in UAE between 19th September and 10th November. The confirmation came from Sourav Ganguly himself, before the commencement of the IPL Governing Council meeting on Sunday.Advertisement “I can confirm to you that the women’s IPL is very much on and we do have a plan in place for the national team also,” Ganguly spoke to PTI prior to the GC meeting.ALSO READ: UAE cricket board aiming to fill 30-50% of the stadiums during IPLAdvertisement The surge of COVID-19 cases in India was the main factor for the men’s IPL to be shifted to the United Arab Emirates, second time the tournament saw an abroad venue since the 2009 edition in South Africa. It was also the factor behind the delay in confirmation of the  Challenger series, which saw its last two editions hosted in India.Image Courtesy: Sportzpics“We couldn’t have exposed any of our cricketers — be it male or female to health risk,” Dada continued, “It would have been dangerous. The NCA also remained shut because of COVID-19.”Although, the former Men in Blue captain said there are intentions to set up a camp for the women cricketers.“But we have a plan in place and we will have a camp for women, I can tell you that.” Ganguly added.While the BCCI prez did not confirm any possible dates for the Challenger series, internal sources confirmed that the tournament will likely be held between 1st to 10th November, similar to how the previous editions have taken place during Playoff and Finals week of men’s IPLs. However, the venues have not been revealed yet.The 2020 Women’s T20 Challenge will feature four teams. The two time champions Supernovas team, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, and the Trailblazers, captained by Smriti Mandhana will join up with former Women in Blue skipper Mithali Raj’s team Velocity from 2019, and one yet to be named fourth team included this year.The Supernovas are the two time champions of Women’s T20 Challenge. (Image Courtesy: IPL)If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comRoger Binny raises doubts over MS Dhoni’s current ability and fitness150 Day Wait: Badminton players receive green light from the government to train from 5 August Advertisementlast_img read more

Lunch Break Continues Feeding Clients

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first_imgLunch Break is in most need of monetary donations and nonperishable food items. At this time they are not accepting donated catered food. The organization said $25 will pay for six hot meals; $40 will buy 10 hot meals; and $50 means a bag full of groceries.  With schools closing, the nonprofit anticipates more families visiting with children to utilize the lunch and breakfast services. An added burden is the loss of collected nonperishable food from corporations now that their employees are working from home. The loss is impacting Lunch Break’s food stock.  Services such as Clara’s Closet/SuitUp are temporarily suspended. Donations of clothing, promwear and nonfood items are also suspended at this time. Life Skills programs, such as ESL classes, are temporarily suspended. All coaching can be conducted via phone.  The article originally appeared in the March 19-25, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. For further information, please call 732-747-8577. Pantry in Need of Nonperishable Food Lunch Break freely provides life’s basic necessities of food, clothing, fellowship and life skills for the greater Monmouth County community and beyond. center_img Lunch Break pantry supervisor Chrissy Valkos helped load cars at the Red Bank headquarters for those in need March 17. Photo by Patrick Olivero Nonperishable and drop-off monetary donations will be accepted at the rear donor door, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. All meals are being distributed “to go” at the blue front door of the dining room, including breakfast, hot lunch, Friday Community Dinners and Saturday breakfasts. Hours of distribution remain the same as specified: Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Continental breakfast and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. hot lunch; Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. Community Dinner; Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon breakfast.  RED BANK – Although the dining room that feeds breakfast and lunch to visitors is closed, Lunch Break is continuing to provide services with this message: “We’re not going to miss a meal!” In addition, bagged groceries are being distributed at the back door of the Client Choice Pantry; registered Lunch Break pantry clients can pick up groceries. Homebound delivery services are continuing.last_img read more

Leafs add to frustrations of the Border Bruins, pound Grand Forks 12-1

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first_imgNelson blasted the Bruins 11-1 in the Heritage City last week. Grand Forks is not the only winless team in the KIJHL. Both Chase Heat and Columbia Valley Rockiers are 0-8 to start the season. If the Bruins hope to have any chance of being a threat in the hotly-contested Murdoch Division, the club had better take advantage of playing at home in October where Grand Forks has nine games. The victory increases Nelson’s lead to three points over idle Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Murdoch Division standings. The Leafs lead all KIJHL teams in games played with 10 and have played three more times than Beaver Valley. Nelson returns to the ice Friday at the NDCC Arena against the Kimberley Dynamiters. The Leafs, closing out its third three-game weekend in a row Sunday in Spokane with an afternoon tilt against the Braves, plays a whopping 13 games in the month of October — seven coming at home. sports@thenelsondaily.com The Nelson Leafs added to the already punchless season for Brent Batten and the Grand Forks Border Bruins. The Leafs routed the Bruins 12-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Thursday in Grand Forks. Nelson held period leads of 3-0 and 5-1 before exploding for seven third-period goals. The Leafs outshot the Bruins 44-17. The loss was the sixth of the season for the Bruins, a team that has been outscored 62-9 during that stretch. last_img read more

Five most eye-catching close-season transfers so far

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first_imgSharesFans in Turin can’t wait to see Ronaldo in action for Juve © AFP/File / Isabella BonottoPARIS, France, Jul 30 – With Europe’s top clubs preparing for the start of the new season, there have already been several headline-grabbing moves in the transfer market, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning switch to Juventus and the arrival of Gianluigi Buffon in France.Here, AFP Sport looks at five of the close-season movers who could make the biggest impact:Cristiano Ronaldo (POR)Real Madrid (ESP) to Juventus (ITA) (Sh11.7bn- 100 million euros)— The end of Ronaldo’s reign at Real Madrid took the football world by surprise, although it wasn’t met with total shock. The 33-year-old had hinted at a desire to leave after winning a third straight Champions League title with Real against Liverpool, but a move to Italy didn’t appear to be on the cards.Cristiano Ronaldo will begin a new chapter of his career in Turin after nine spectacular years at Real Madrid © AFP/File / Miguel MEDINAThe arrival of the Champions League’s all-time record goalscorer will surely boost the Turin giants’ hopes of finally winning Europe’s premier competition for the first time since 1996.Some will think that Ronaldo’s time at the top is coming to an end, but his recent form has suggested otherwise. The Portugal captain scored 44 goals for Real in all competitions last season before netting four times at the World Cup, including a hat-trick against Spain, and will undoubtedly bring a massive presence to Juventus both on the pitch and off it.Gianluigi Buffon (ITA)Buffon and PSG are both desperate to win a maiden Champions League title © AFP/File / Jure MakovecJuventus (ITA) to Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) (free)Related ContentExpectant Juve fans await first glimpse of megastar RonaldoFive things we learned from the Champions LeagueJuventus set to unleash fury on seventh straight title bid— As Ronaldo looks to win the Champions League in a third different country, Buffon will be hoping to finally lift the famous trophy for the first time in his first season playing outside of Italy.The 40-year-old was expected to retire at the end of last term, but instead decided to have another crack at European glory with big-spending PSG. Buffon will miss the first three Champions League games of the campaign, though, after his tirade against English referee Michael Oliver following a late Ronaldo penalty which saw Juve lose to Real in the quarter-finals in April.Buffon will likely start all of PSG’s big matches, but the lower quality of Ligue 1 may be perfect for the latter stages of his career, with French international Alphonse Areola more than capable of stepping in to give him a rest during more low-key encounters.Alisson (BRA)Roma (ITA) to Liverpool (ENG) (Sh 20.2 bn – 72.5 million euros)Alisson was Brazil’s first-choice goalkeeper at the World Cup in Russia © AFP/File / Luis Acosta— Despite the revelation that he had earlier suffered concussion, Loris Karius’ horror show in the Champions League final confirmed what many onlookers had known for years — that Liverpool needed a new goalkeeper.Manager Jurgen Klopp had long been linked with a move for Brazil number one Alisson, and the 25-year-old duly left Roma after the World Cup in a world-record deal for a ‘keeper.Liverpool fans will now be hoping that Alisson can help them clinch a first league title for 29 years.Riyad Mahrez (ALG)Leicester (ENG) to Manchester City (ENG) (Sh7.9bn – 67.5 million euros)Riyad Mahrez became Manchester City’s record signing upon his arrival from Leicester © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / DAVID BANKS— Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will be favourites for the Premier League title, though, after their total domination last season. The club’s Abu Dhabi owners haven’t stopped dipping into their pockets either and signed Mahrez from Leicester after failing to match the Foxes’ asking price back in January.Despite the hefty price tag, Mahrez won’t be an automatic starter at Eastlands with Leroy Sane, David Silva and Bernardo Silva for company. But he will add even more options for arguably the best current club squad in Europe.Thomas Lemar (FRA)Monaco (FRA) to Atletico Madrid (ESP) (Sh11.7bn – 100 million euros)Thomas Lemar will be reunited with France team-mates Antoine Griezmann and Lucas Hernandez in Madrid © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFE— In perhaps the least-hyped 100-million-euro transfer in history, Atletico Madrid agreed a deal to sign Lemar from Monaco just two days before the start of the World Cup.The 22-year-old from Guadeloupe played just one match in the victorious campaign in Russia — the dire draw with Denmark — and only managed three goals in 38 matches last season.But Lemar is very capable and showed excellent form in 2017 before suffering a series of injuries, and Atletico will be delighted to get his signature as they look to keep pace with Barcelona and Real in Spain.ShareShares(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

South African pupils win World Literary Quiz

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first_imgThe Manor Gardens Primary School quizteam scored 51 points to win the 2011International Kids Literary Quiz, 16points clear of their runners up, SummitHeights Public School from Canada with 35.(Image: Manor Gardens Primary School)MEDIA CONTACTS• Carol Lottering+27 31 261 1401RELATED ARTICLES• SA whizz-kid in line for Google award• SA students tops at science awards• Education in South Africa• Student boffin is top programmerNosimilo RamelaPupils and teachers from Manor Gardens Primary School in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, are celebrating after the school’s team won the 2011 International Kids Literary Quiz in New Zealand on 19 July.Grade seven pupils Alexandra Breckenridge, Matthew Robbins, Emily Spencer and Sarah Herrington represented South Africa in the event, taking on teams from the UK, US, Canada and New Zealand. The annual event tests the literary knowledge of children between 10 and 13.Wayne Mills, a New Zealand quizmaster and senior lecturer at the University of Auckland, founded the quiz in 1991 to motivate youngsters to read more and see the activity as a type of sport. Mills wanted good readers to be rewarded and be celebrated by their schools, just like sporty children are.Over the past 20 years the competition has grown into a popular annual event among youngsters in the different participating countries, with hundreds of teams vying for a chance to represent their nation in the final. Some 400 teams in the UK alone took part in the regional finals this year.Manor Gardens Primary School beat 150 teams from schools around South Africa in their regional finals held in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.Teams have to get through 10 rounds of 10 questions in the regional finals. The questions cover a range of topics in children’s books, including weapons in literature and witches.Bookstore Exclusive Books sponsored the competition in South Africa, offering cash prizes and book vouchers to each of the winning teams.Manor Gardens principal Carol Lottering said the school’s teachers, pupils and parents were proud of the team.“They have shown that there is some good in our education. You often hear negative things about education in this country, but here is a public school that has competed internationally and won.”‘Emphatic win’Competition organisers Kids Lit Quiz congratulated the young South Africans for their outstanding win.“The South African team from Manor Gardens in Durban was comprehensively strong in all the categories and won this year’s final emphatically,” it said in a statement.The Durban school team won the contest with 51 points – which is 16 points clear of runners up Summit Heights Public School from Canada, with 35; and last year’s winners Cockermouth School from the UK, with 27 points.Lottering said that the team which helped prepare the pupils for the competition as well as the school’s media centre teacher, Isobel Sobey, had a big role to play in their success.“It was a joint effort by the teachers and parents, who worked together to assist the children. The teachers emphasise the importance of reading in the same way the parents do at home.”The school’s Facebook page has been flooded with congratulatory messages since news broke of their triumph. South Africa’s Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga was among the many who posted celebratory messages on the page. “You make the country proud,” she wrote.The school has also written a message on Facebook on behalf of the team to thank all their supporters for the encouraging words.“We are truly overwhelmed with the support and the lovely messages. Alex, Emily, Matthew and Sarah are absolutely thrilled with the response and thank their school friends, teachers and everyone who has followed the team on this momentous journey.”last_img read more