first_imgWalsh Hall held its signature event, the Mr. ND talent competition, Thursday evening in Washington Hall to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. According to Liz Berndt and Charlotte Hogan, this year’s organizers and emcees, this was the first year all 15 male dorms had representatives at Mr. ND.Berndt and Hogan said it took a lot of coordination to find all 15 representatives and to put the event together.“Most of the guys came to us, or our friends found people who were interesting, or girls in Walsh found people who knew boys in other dorms,” Berndt said.Hogan said they also posted on the Mr. ND Facebook page and announced at Hall Council they were looking for contestants. In the end, 15 male students agreed to represent their dorms at Mr. ND, and Charles Filipiak from Siegfried Hall was crowned winner of the event.Amy Ackerman | The Observer This year’s Mr. ND featured a variety of talent performances, which included break dancing, freestyle deejaying, harmonica playing and performing poetry.The judges for the competition this year included Walsh’s rectress Liz Detwiler, Walsh RA Sarah Witt and last year’s winner of Mr. ND, Nick Barella. Barella, who represented Keough Hall last year, said he judged the contestants purely on talent. “It was really tough,” he said. “There were very diverse talents, and it was really funny this year.” Filipiak said he had a lot of fun meeting the other contestants.“It’s been really wonderful. It’s so great to have the rest of the dorm out here and all of my friends to support me,” he said.Although the judges chose who won the title of Mr. ND, the women of Walsh Hall voted on their favorite contestant and crowned Jack Harris from Dillon Hall as Mr. Walsh. Harris, who danced in high school and continues to do so at Notre Dame, performed a dance routine for the talent competition.“This was a great experience because I have a lot of friends in Walsh, and to be able to do an event with them is a really good experience,” Harris said. “I got in touch with my feminine side with Beyoncé but still had my groove on with a couple other songs. And I just like dancing, and this was a great way to express that.”The final award for the night was Mr. Fan Fave, which went to Chris Collins from Zahm Hall.At the end of the night, Berndt and Hogan said they were proud of how well this year’s Mr. ND competition had gone. “It’s really fun, low-key,” Hogan said. “Really entertaining, and it goes to charity.”Tags: Mr. ND, Siegfried Hall, Walsh Halllast_img read more

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first_imgPaychecks in the U.S. haven’t been rising much. The average wage growth over the past two years has been just 2.25 percent — versus an average 3.25 percent growth rate from 1983 to 2015, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.Although you might be frustrated because your pay hasn’t increased recently, remember that your salary shouldn’t make up your total compensation. Benefits — such as access to a workplace retirement account or health insurance — also play a big role. However, only 30 percent of American workers are somewhat satisfied with the benefits offered by their employer, and 20 percent aren’t satisfied, according to a 2015 survey released by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.To find out what people are willing to do to get a bigger paycheck or better benefits, GOBankingRates surveyed 1,000 full- and part-time employees. The employees were asked six “would you rather” questions with two options to choose from for each: continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A North Bellport home invasion ended with a 42-year-old man shot wound wounded, one suspect arrested and Suffolk County police searching for two suspects that got away early Wednesday morning, authorities said.The victim briefly spoke with people he noticed in a vehicle parked in front of his home Sundial Lane, when two people got out of the car and at least one of them pointed a gun at the victim’s head and forced him into the house at 3 a.m., police said.Once inside, a struggle ensued between at least one of the suspects, the victim and his 21-year-old son, police said. The 42-year-old man was shot once in the stomach, police said.The victim was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was listed in serious but stable condition.The suspects fled the scene, but officers apprehended one of them—Tory Fenner, of West Babylon—shortly later in Shirley, police said. The other two suspects fled the scene.Fenner was charged with burglary and criminal possession of a weapon. He will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.Fifth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this incident to call them at 631-854-8552 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

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first_imgFoden shines as Sane returns Foden made the most of his chance to start as the 20-year-old opened the floodgates with a sweet strike from outside the box.Mahrez then killed the game as a contest before half-time as the Algerian left Charlie Taylor trailing on the floor before firing into the far corner on his weaker right foot.VAR awarded Mahrez the chance to double his tally from the penalty spot after Ben Mee caught Sergio Aguero, forcing the Argentine striker off injured.Retaining their Premier League title may be beyond City, but Guardiola’s men still have the chance to add the FA Cup and Champions League to the League Cup they won in March.The fierce competition for places appears to be having an effect as there was no let-up after the break.Bernardo Silva’s low cross was turned home by his namesake David for the hosts’ fourth.Foden then rounded off the scoring at the far post after Gabriel Jesus failed to convert David Silva’s cross.There was another positive for City as Leroy Sane replaced Foden for the final 10 minutes to make his first appearance since suffering cruciate knee ligament damage in August.The German international seems certain to leave the club at the end of the season after rejecting a new contract amid interest from Bayern Munich.But Sane could still have a part to play in City’s quest for a cup treble before the end of the campaign. Dyche has been left frustrated by the Burnley board’s refusal to extend contracts of five players who are out of contract at the end of the month.Injuries to Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood and Johann Berg Gudmundsson meant Dyche could name just seven of a possible nine substitutes.Aymeric Laporte, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling were among those kept in reserve for City’s trip to Chelsea on Thursday. Manchester City thrashed Burnley 5-0 at an empty Etihad to ensure Liverpool will not be able to clinch the Premier League title when they face Crystal Palace on Wednesday.Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez scored twice, while David Silva grabbed what could prove his final City goal to cut the gap at the top to 20 points.A bad night for Burnley on the field was compounded by a banner flown over the stadium at the start of the match reading: “White lives matter Burnley”. Black Lives Matter was printed on the back of all shirts for the first 12 matches of the Premier League restart.Players, coaches and referees have also taken a knee before kick-off in every match to show their support for the fight against racial injustice.In a statement, Burnley said: “Those responsible are not welcome at Turf Moor. This, in no way, represents what Burnley Football Club stands for.”The disparity of resources between the sides was shown even before kick-off as Burnley boss Sean Dyche could not even fill his bench, while Pep Guardiola was able to make eight changes from a 3-0 win over Arsenal on Wednesday. Topics :last_img read more

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September 26, 2020

OECS tool kit launched

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 28 Views   no discussions LocalNews OECS tool kit launched by: – July 14, 2011center_img Share Share Logo of the OCES. Photo credit: thewestindiannews.comHead of the Forestry Wildlife and Parks Division, Michinton Burton is describing the official launching of the OECS Tool Kit for the Media on Biodiversity Conservation in Dominica  as “timely.Mr. Burton says there are several issues affecting the country’s natural environment, a number of which have dire consequences for the survival of species habitat and entire ecosystems.“Among the main areas of concern is the emergence of new diseases. There are also negative impacts of natural disasters…these problems are likely to increase” he said.Burton said the role of the media is essential in getting the public educated on these issues.Meantime Vice President of the Association of Caribbean Media Workers Peter Richards says Bio Diversity Conservation remains one of the burning issues on the development agenda for the entire Caribbean.The tool kit is designed to assist the media with high quality coverage on the issues of biodiversity conservation, and contains key components to assist in their delivery of information on protected areas, biodiversity conservation and environmental management.Communications Specialist at the OECS Tecla Fontenard says the Tool Kit is a way of making coverage on bio-diversity conservation easier.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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first_img Loading… ‘We are talking about that,’ he said. ‘We know more or less what we have to do.’ Guardiola also used his final press conference of 2019 to assess the club’s success over the last decade. A haul of four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four League Cups has been Abu Dhabi’s reward for Sheik Mansour’s lavish investment in the club. ‘I think this, in the last decade, has been the best team in terms of points and goals, in terms of everything, titles even — so congratulate Manchester City for that,’ said Guardiola. ‘When we analyse what happened in the last 10 seasons, especially when people from Abu Dhabi took over the club and bought good players, interesting managers and bigger stuff, I think we did it incredibly well. ‘People say, “How was 2019?” Now people are saying it is a disaster. We won four titles in 2019, so it was an incredible year for us. Read Also:Man City not so good this season, says Everton boss ‘Congratulations to all the people working here. They were fighting with huge elephants in England — big, big clubs with the biggest history. For the past decade we were part of them. That is amazing.’ Guardiola confirmed that Aymeric Laporte, who was initially ruled out until February with knee ligament damage, has returned to light training. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool have a 14-point lead over City going into 2020, having dropped just two points in the league all season. Asked how City can compete with Jurgen Klopp’s side in future, Guardiola replied: ‘Work harder, play better, and pray. ‘This is a fantastic team. We’ve had problems with injuries, which sometimes happens. But Liverpool have been incredible — European champions and they have dropped just two points. ‘We have to congratulate them. I know the distance is not what it should be but it is what it is.’ As well as the injury situation, Guardiola feels aggrieved over a number of VAR decisions that have gone against the back-to-back champions this season. ‘You know what they are, you know that,’ he said when pressed on the issue. ‘There are things we can control, there are other issues we cannot control. We cannot control what a fantastic team like Liverpool have done so far, and there are other issues you cannot control. When everyone is fit, we can do it.’ Guardiola revealed that City have already turned their thoughts to next season’s Premier League title race. Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous ActorsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Largest Cities In The World Pep Guardiola says Manchester City must pray they can close the gap on Liverpool next season after conceding the Premier League title to their rivals.last_img read more

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first_img“American officials have the astoundingaudacity of attributing to Iran the protests of the Iraqi people against(Washington’s) savage killing of at least 25 Iraqis …,” Iranian ForeignMinistry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said in a statement carried on a ministrywebsite. DUBAI – Iran denied it was behindviolent protests at the United States embassy in Iraq Tuesday and warnedagainst any retaliation, after US President Donald Trump blamed Tehran for anattack on the mission and said it would be held responsible. Protesters led by Iranian-backedmilitias voiced their anger over U.S. air strikes on militia bases in Iraq andSyria, hurled stones and torched a security post at the U.S. Embassy inBaghdad. Photo courtesy of Reuterscenter_img “Mousavi denied the American officials’charges against our country, cautioned against any ill-advised reaction ormiscalculation by U.S. officials, and called on the White House to reconsiderits destructive policies in the region,” the statement said. Earlier on Tuesday, Trump said in aTwitter post: “Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We stronglyresponded, and always will. Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S.Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible.”/PNlast_img read more

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first_imgMoores Hill, In. — Detectives in Dearborn County are investigating a report of a stray bullet that hit a Moores Hill home, narrowly missing residents.Sunday afternoon shots rang out as children played and adults visited outside. Deputies quickly found a group of subjects firing weapons and one confessed.The pistol was confiscated from the Ohio man and reports indicate he accepted full responsibility and agreed to fix the damage.The investigation is ongoing.last_img

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first_img August 15, 2020 Pelicans fire coach Alvin Gentry after New Orleans fails to reach playoffs for 4th time in 5 seasons Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans fire coach Alvin Gentry after New Orleans fails to reach playoffs for 4th time in 5 seasons.last_img

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first_imgNew men\’s soccer coach Todd Yeagley will look to bring his father\’s success to the Badgers.[/media-credit]By the time University of Wisconsin men’s soccer head coach Todd Yeagley was four years old, his father Jerry had coached the Indiana Hoosiers to the NCAA soccer final in just their fourth year as a varsity sport. By the time Yeagley joined the Hoosiers as a player in 1991, his father had already amassed over 400 career coaching wins. When Yeagley joined his father as an assistant coach in 2003, he helped Jerry end his career with a national championship.Now, Jerry Yeagley is the winningest coach in Division I men’s soccer history with 544 career wins and Todd Yeagley is in his first year as UW’s head coach. With his rich past, the younger Yeagley admits he isn’t about to try to fill his father’s shoes.“Well, if I put that pressure on me, I don’t think I’d sleep very well at night,” Yeagley said. “He’s the winningest coach in college soccer, and I don’t think anyone’s going to catch [his win total]. I’m just lucky that I’ve had him, and still do, as a mentor.”Yeagley was around soccer from birth, his father being a former NCAA champion with West Chester as a player before building the Indiana program from the ground up as a head coach. Jerry Yeagley had won three national titles before his son took the pitch for the Hoosiers and won three more afterwards.After Yeagley’s college career, the four-time All American was an inaugural member of Major League Soccer, playing seven years for the Columbus Crew as a defender. That experience as a professional player has already had a profound effect on the UW players, who have known him for less than a year.“He’s been around a champion his entire life in his dad, who’s won I don’t know how many championships,” UW goalkeeper Alex Horwath said. “It definitely demands respect from the guys. When he speaks, you listen, because he knows what he’s doing. It’s contagious, winning is contagious, and he brings a winning attitude to this program.”While Yeagley didn’t win an MLS championship with Columbus, the Crew won the 2002 U.S. Open Cup in his last season. He considers himself lucky to have played for one club in his career, as well as the opportunity to play with and pick the brains of fellow players.“[MLS was] a great experience. I would not trade that, not only the camaraderie, but the timing of the league, being in the founding years,” Yeagley said. “[It was] a wonderful group of players I got to play with, many of them, I’m friends with to this day. Seeing the league grow and prosper, I was in a unique time to be able to compete. The league has gotten so much better and more talent has come through.”For UW forward Scott Lorenz, having a coach with a long, successful playing career is a definite boon.“It’s great, because you feel like they can relate to you more. You know, I think you establish a closer relationship with them, and that definitely benefits the team. It benefits you and it benefits the whole program,” Lorenz said.After retiring in 2002, Yeagley worked as an assistant GM for the crew before volunteering as an assistant coach at Indiana during his father’s final year. Yeagley was hired as an assistant the following season and saw the Hoosiers win a second consecutive championship.When former UW soccer head coach Jeff Rohrman abruptly resigned following the 2008 season, Yeagley was given his first opportunity to be a head coach when Wisconsin hired him in mid-December. When the Badgers reconvened for spring practices in 2009, Yeagley brought not only a winning pedigree as both a coach and player, but an easy transition between coaching staffs.“It’s been as smooth as you can possibly expect. Coach came in right from the start and changed the mentality. … The focus has been 10 times better than anything it’s been before,” Horwath said. “Coach [Yeagley] knows the game inside and out, and this is the first time we’ve felt honestly that we’re starting to come together as a team and we learn every day we go to practice. There’s something, whether it’s a little thing or a big thing, we feel like we’re improving every day.”That improvement will have to continue for Yeagley to reach his goal of making UW a contender on the national scene on a yearly basis. Wisconsin hasn’t been to the NCAA tournament since it won the title in 1995. Yeagley considers himself lucky to have both a father who was a huge influence on his coaching, as well as the opportunity to work with players and coaches at the professional level.“I don’t think I would be as fully prepared to manage and work with a college program after not having that experience,” Yeagley said. “I got to see a lot of very good coaches firsthand, also others in the league and how they operated. I learned more about the game and playing. That was valuable for me.”Equipped with a history of success both on the pitch and behind the bench, as well as a coaching legend for a father, Yeagley is excited about the challenges involved with building a winning tradition in Wisconsin soccer. As a man who saw himself as a future coach as soon as he finished college, Yeagley is right where he wants to be.“Coaching is every day uniqueness in what you have to do and every day is a challenge, and that in part makes the job very intriguing,” Yeagley said. “The relationships that you build with your players and your coaches, I love what I do. Not many folks can say that about their job.”last_img read more

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