Campus welcomes six new rectors

first_imgAs the school year begins, new rectors are getting acclimated to their roles as community leaders and mentors in Cavanaugh Hall, Farley Hall, Keough Hall, Lewis Hall, O’Neill Hall and Ryan Hall. All of the new rectors have studied at Notre Dame or Saint Mary’s College in the past and have returned to give back to a residential system that allowed them to grow. O’Neill Hall rector Chris Tarnacki, who lived in the dorm as an undergraduate, said he felt called to be a rector because of the unique nature of Notre Dame’s residence life. “I wanted to become a rector because I believe deeply in Notre Dame’s residential mission. It really is as simple as that,” Tarnacki said. “There isn’t another career choice I could make that would give me the fulfillment of working with the young men and women that come here.” Keough Hall rector Pat Reidy, a seminarian who lived in Sorin College as an undergraduate, said Notre Dame’s Holy Cross heritage is his inspiration for becoming a rector. “The University’s founder, Fr. Edward Sorin, had a dream that Notre Dame would become a powerful means for good, that its graduates would be good people who cared deeply about the world and one another,” Reidy said. “That lofty dream is shaped in the day-to-day, in classrooms and dorm rooms.  Rectors strive to build community in the dorms through the work of family, an ideal strongly resonant with my own upbringing and my discernment of religious life in Holy Cross.”  Reidy, who will be ordained a priest next year, said his only long-term plan is to preside over Mass in the dorm. “I’m most looking forward to] celebrating Mass in Keough’s Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe as a newly-ordained priest next Easter, surrounded by the men with whom I’ve been privilege to journey this year,” Reidy said. Farley Hall rector Elaine DeBassige said she will model her actions as rector on those of her former rector in Lewis Hall. “One of my rectors (both are still on campus!) was in Lewis when my dad died. It was during finals of my junior year. I was devastated and she was amazing, along with my AR,” De Bassige said. “They made things happen and got me home so that I could be with my family. That kind of support is unheard of. Friends who went to other schools are always shocked when I tell this story.” DeBassige said she has big plans to open a café within Farley Hall. “My first big project is to create Café Far Far in the basement in a part of Farley that is rarely used,” she said. “I want to maximize the use of the space that we have for study groups and be a place where everyone wants to be.” Cavanaugh Hall rector Jeannine DiCarlantonio said she intends to emphasize a sense of community in her hall. “Community truly can have an incredible impact on our life and experiences, and the residence hall system at Notre Dame reflects the importance of community in helping us lead lives full of faith, hope, and love,” DiCarlantonio said.  Ryan Hall rector Allison Greene said she was overjoyed at how welcoming the residents of her dorm have been toward her. “They impressed me from the beginning by introducing themselves to me and offering sincere welcomes; they were also quick to show me what bright, fun, spiritual, and fully engaged students they are,” Greene said. “I am looking forward to supporting them, being present for their athletic and club events, celebrating liturgy together in our beautiful chapel, and living a year of campus life at Notre Dame together.” Lewis Hall rector Katy Patterson said she is looking forward to building relationships with her residents as they continue on their life’s journey. “I am excited to journey with the women of Lewis Hall through their years of undergraduate education and formation,” Patterson said in a press release. “I feel honored and blessed to be the rector of this community as these women discern who they are called to be and what they are called to offer for the good of the world.”last_img read more

Watch Idina Menzel Receive Billboard Women in Music Honor

first_img View Comments On December 12, Broadway star and Frozen queen Idina Menzel received the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Awards. Check out her heartfelt acceptance speech below. “I have yearned for so long to be accepted by the people in this room,” she says, “never realizing that until I could finally surrender and just sing music that I love…this moment right here and right now would never happen.” It’s been a huge year for the If/Then star, but, according to Menzel, “It’s simply a personal breakthrough for me. It’s the irony of being given a song all about accepting who you are and unleashing your power.” If you’re not teary-eyed yet, take a look at the surprise tribute performance from the BroaderWay Choir, an organization she co-founded that organizes fine arts programming for girls in urban communities. You’ll probably recognize the two tunes. Take it away, ladies! Star Filescenter_img Idina Menzellast_img read more

China’s Development Projects Export Environmental Devastation

first_imgBy ShareAmerica December 03, 2020 The People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) state-owned companies are destroying the environment in countries around the world, one corrupt infrastructure project at a time.The PRC is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases and mercury pollution and the leading consumer of illegal wildlife and timber products. And the PRC’s state-owned companies are exporting the Chinese Communist Party’s disregard for the environment through the often-corrupt infrastructure projects of the regime’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative.“In recent years, Chinese-backed projects on several continents have displaced local populations, negatively affected water quality, polluted adjacent land, and spoiled fragile ecosystems,” the U.S. Department of State said in a September 25 fact sheet on China’s environmental abuses. “Many planned Chinese infrastructure projects worldwide would do similar harm.”A May 2018 study published in Nature Sustainability warned OBOR projects could lead to “permanent environmental degradation.” And in November 2017, the World Wildlife Fund found OBOR projects could affect almost 265 threatened species, including antelopes, tigers, and giant pandas.Beijing’s OBOR initiative promises new infrastructure to developing nations, but projects — often marred by corruption — lack adequate oversight and deliver shoddy work. Labor abuses and unsustainable debt are also common, according to numerous reports. In Latin America, Chinese infrastructure investment may be linked to increased wildlife trafficking.The program’s lack of clear environmental guidelines can leave countries facing the consequences of projects that failed to meet international standards.In South Sudan, PRC state-run companies, including the China National Petroleum Corporation, have financed oil consortia that polluted water and soil with toxic chemicals, the Associated Press (AP) reports. Residents living nearby have suffered an alarming number of health problems, including birth defects.One PRC-supported oil consortium also has engaged in corruption, using funds earmarked for development to support lavish lifestyles of senior politicians, the AP reported, citing a September 2019 report from the The Sentry, a watchdog group based in Washington.On September 15, the United States sanctioned the Union Development Group Limited (UDG), a PRC state-owned company, for its role in corruption surrounding the development of a multibillion-dollar resort in Cambodia.U.S. officials say UDG falsely registered as a Cambodian-owned entity to lease the land before reverting back to PRC control. The company, through a senior Cambodian general sanctioned for corruption by the United States in 2019, used Cambodian military forces to clear out land for the project by force, devastating the environment and hurting the livelihoods of local residents.last_img read more

LIRR Train Strikes Car East of Mattituck

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An eastbound Long Island Rail Road train struck a vehicle on the tracks just east of Mattituck Wednesday morning, the railroad said.It’s not yet clear if anyone was injured in the accident, which occurred just before 11 a.m., a LIRR spokesman said.The railroad was still waiting on Metropolitan Transit Authority police to confirm if someone was inside the vehicle at the time of the incident, the spokesman said.The train left Ronkonkoma at 10:42 a.m. and was due to arrive at Greenport at 12:07 p.m. The train is operating two hours late, the LIRR said.There were no other service delays due to the accident, the railroad said.last_img

The 5 best savings tips in 2016

first_img 67SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It’s the start of the new year, and many people are recovering from post-holiday shopping debt and putting together a list of resolutions for 2016. If saving money is on your list of goals for this year, you’re not alone. Money goals came in third on the list of resolutions, according to a report by Statistic Brain Research Institute.Sometimes, keeping a New Year’s resolution is easier said than done — in fact, 8 percent of people who make resolutions are successful in achieving them, according to Statistic Brain. When it comes to money-saving tactics, it’s best to set specific and achievable goals for yourself in order to stick to your commitment, as people who make explicit resolutions are 10 times more likely accomplish their goals than those who do not.This year, plan to get ahead of the game by focusing on financial trends that you can anticipate in advance. Here’s a roundup of expert advice on how to save money in 2016, based on current and predicted events.1. Invest in Your HealthCommit to two New Year’s resolutions at once — vow to invest in your health in order to invest in your financial future. Nate Michaels of personal finance blog recommended focusing on your health to save money on medical expenses. continue reading »last_img read more

Testing the quality of the sea for swimming on the sea beaches in the County of Istria in 2017

first_imgFrom 14 to 16 August 2017, the Institute of Public Health of the County of Istria conducted the 209th examination of the quality of the sea on the beaches in the County of Istria. A total of XNUMX measuring points were sampled at sea.Based on individual test results of microbiological indicators at 203 measuring points or 97,13% of samples, excellent bathing sea quality was recorded, while at six measuring points (Novigrad, Novigrad – Karpinjan; Rovinj, Hotel Rovinj – Below the hotel; Pula, Valsaline – FS Bay, Raša, AC Tunarica – Left side of the bay, Bale, Kolone – St. Jakov Bay, Tar-Vabriga, Tarska Vala) or in 2,87% of samples good sea quality was recorded.During sampling, sea temperature ranged from 23,2 0C to 27,0 0C while air temperature ranged from 21,8 0C to 30,0 0C. The results of individual tests are published on the website and are available via the following link: read more

Top 400: Passive growth slowing – but still beating active

first_imgHowever, IPE’s research also shows that, last year, active managers gained some ground versus passive managers. As of 2017, passively managed assets grew three times faster than actively managed.This suggested that, while investors kept allocating to passive products or strategies, in 2017 the pace of growth of passive investments slowed down as investors re-allocated to active.Active investment still vastly outsizes passive investment at both global and European levels.At the end of 2017, 69% of assets managed by the sample of 79 European institutional managers was run on an active basis, while 68% of assets managed by global firms was run passively. The ratio was stable compared with the previous year.The winners and losers 9AmundiFrance1,426,1071,082,700  CompanyCountryTotal AUM 2018Total AUM 2017 14Natixis Investment ManagersFrance/US830,847831,501 1BlackRockUS/UK5,315,4094,884,550 21Affiliated Managers GroupUS696,554689,000 10Prudential FinancialUS1,160,5831,201,082 2Vanguard Asset ManagementUS/UK4,090,0103,727,455 The growth figures are based on a like-for-like sample of 79 European institutional managers directly comparable across the period, managing €3trn of active assets and €963bn of passive assets, according to this year’s survey.For global managers, IPE used a sample of 93 managers with €14trn of active assets and €5trn of passive assets.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# 4Fidelity InvestmentsUS2,003,2702,129,650 3State Street Global AdvisorsUS/UK2,316,5332,340,323 5BNY Mellon Investment Management US/UK1,585,9201,518,420 7J.P. Morgan Asset ManagementUS/UK1,471,2261,479,125 8PIMCOUS/Ger/UK1,462,4461,406,350 16NuveenUS/UK810,047838,437 31/12/17 (€m)31/12/16 (€m) 22UBS Asset ManagementSwitzerland/UK663,562612,754center_img 17Northern Trust Asset ManagementUS/UK800,644- 18InvescoUS/UK780,714771,233 13Wellington Management InternationalUS899,647928,380 15T. Rowe PriceUS/UK825,368768,711 24Sumitomo Mitsui Trust BankJapan656,450659,180 Click here to download the complete Top 400 table (To buy the Top 400 data, email Emma Morgan-Jones) 20DWS – Deutsche Asset ManagementGermany701,736705,867 19AXA Investment ManagersFrance745,912699,628 11Legal & General Investment ManagementUK1,107,6661,047,470 The top five biggest managers remained unchanged compared to last year’s survey: BlackRock comfortably retained its status as the world’s biggest asset manager with €5.3trn. Vanguard was second with €4.1trn.Amundi entered the top 10, running €1.4trn, while Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s year-on-year decline in assets under management – €1.07trn in 2018, versus €1.12trn last year – saw it fall from 10th position to 12th.The newly merged Aberdeen Standard Investments debuted this year as the 25th biggest asset manager in the Top 400 survey, with €648.5bn. Janus Henderson Investors, another recently merged entity, made its first appearance at 62, with €308.8bn under management.The full report is available with the June edition of IPE.Top 400 Asset Managers 2018 (Top 25) 6Capital GroupUS1,504,3591,401,780 12Goldman Sachs Asset Management InternationalUS/UK1,073,7691,116,606 The growth of passive investment continues to outpace that of active investment at both global and European levels, according to IPE’s latest Top 400 Asset Managers survey.Passively managed assets of global and European institutional managers grew nearly twice as much as actively managed assets between 2013 and 2018, the latest iteration of the annual survey found. IPE’s data shows the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for European institutional passive investments was 14.6% for the period, while actively managed assets grew by 7.8% per year.Globally, passively managed assets grew almost 18% a year between 2014 and 2018, while actively managed assets grew by 9.2%. 23Insight InvestmentUK658,905612,719 25Aberdeen Standard InvestmentsUK648,519-last_img read more

Gold Coast home designed to make the most of its waterfront position

first_imgKick back and relax while soaking up the views.IT is a boatie’s dream with 18m of water frontage, space for a 45ft boat and easy access to the open ocean.This two-storey property at Calypso Bay was designed to make the most of its waterfront position.Owner Beth Adams said she and her husband spared no expense when they built the property, where they have lived for the past nine-and-a-half years. The kitchen has stone benchtops and soft close cabinetry. MORE NEWS: Luxury penthouse’s sale price revealed It has serious street appeal too.“I’m not looking forward to selling this house because I do love it.”A media room, bridge separating the master bedroom from the guest rooms upstairs, polished timber staircase and salt water pool are among the house’s standout features.“We’re also probably one of the few blocks that has got a 12m pontoon, everyone else has an 8m pontoon,” Mrs Adams said.“It’s a boaties dream.” Mrs Adams loved a lot about the house but the master bedroom was her favourite room as it was where she went to relax.“My master bedroom is huge, I do spend a lot of time up there,” she said.center_img Soaring ceilings and wide windows are standout features of the home.“It’s got all quality fittings throughout the whole house,” she said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“You wouldn’t think that it’s that old because my husband and I have looked after everything.”The five-bedroom, three-bathroom residence has a neutral palette, soaring ceilings and wide windows.MORE NEWS: Downturn ‘positive’, odds even on rate cut: RBA The pool is picture perfect. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDifferences between building in new or established estates01:50last_img read more

Fernandes lauds Ronaldo’s centurion after Sweden win

first_img “It’s great to have Cristiano. He makes any team stronger.” Portugal could not match the four goals they ran in against Croatia, though, and Fernandes added: “We managed the game well, we knew how to take advantage of opportunities. “We could have scored more goals, but we are happy here because we took what was important and we are at the top of the group.” read also:Ronaldo Scores 100th International Goal for Portugal Portugal coach Fernando Santos has also marvelled at his side’s superstar, saying that the Juventus forward thrives on setting more records. He told a news conference: “What more can I say? A team that has the best in the world cannot be better without the best in the world. “[Ronaldo] goes on breaking records and records and then, when everyone thinks he is going to finish, there are even more records to beat. He feeds on it.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Bruno Fernandes lauded Portugal team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo, after his 100th and 101st international goals secured a 2-0 Nations League win at Sweden. Ronaldo came into the match looking for a milestone strike at the international level and the superstar captain reached a century of Portugal goals just before half-time in Stockholm Tuesday. Gustav Svensson was sent off for a second bookable offence, allowing Ronaldo to fire in a stunning free-kick to celebrate his 100th Portugal goal. Portugal were in complete control but needed a second goal of similarly high quality from the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to make the points safe in the Group A3 encounter. The victory gave defending Nations League champions two wins to begin this season’s competition, having defeated Croatia 4-1 on Saturday without Ronaldo, who missed out with a toe infection. Manchester United midfielder Fernandes was full of praise for the 35-year-old after Tuesday’s game, saying that the veteran can still make the difference in any match. “We know that [with Ronaldo] it is easier to reach the goal,” Fernandes said. “He has a nose for goal and can solve a game at any time. “That was what happened before half-time, in a free-kick situation. Just yesterday he had six or seven like that in training and today he did the same. Loading… center_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthPlus-Size Girls Who Set The Catwalk On Fire10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Albino Animals: A Rare Kind Of Ultimate Beauty7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharginglast_img read more

Federal Ministry of Sports secures scholarship for two secondary school athletes

first_imgRelatedPosts Saraki to Kwara Governor: Call those encroaching my land led by your SA to order FG hails Kwara Governor over social investment programme No timetable yet for Anambra FA elections — Caretaker Committee The Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development has secured scholarship for two athletes from Anambra State, who were discovered at the last National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara State. Kola Daniel, Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja. Daniel said the development was a result of the resolve by the Minister to unearth hidden sports talents across the country. He said this was in order to grow and nurture them to take over from the older ones at the right time. He said: “The scholarship is a dividend of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the ministry and the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges in October 2019. “The MoU is worth N2.6 million and will ensure some of the athletes discovered at the Games are able to further their education while still engaging in sports.” Daniel explained that the athletes were picked from the Anambra State contingent at the 2019 NYG. “Four out of the 20 athletes nominated for the scholarship programme from Anambra, in company of their coach, Akachukwu Igwebuike, a two-time gold medalist in javelin at the international level, were put through physical and practical trials, as well as oral screening,” Daniel said. He said it was from this group that Dike Mmaduabuchi (long jump/high jump) and Gabriel Chidera (shot put/discus) have now secured scholarship to the NTIC. Daniel added: “It is worthy of note that during the course of the screening programme, over 240 footballers were also nominated for the scholarship. “Three footballers of Anambra descent made the final list of which the captain of Team Anambra at the 5th NYG, Okafor Anthony, was among the lucky recipients.”Tags: Anambra StateFederal Ministry of Youths and Sports DevelopmentIlorinKwara Statelast_img read more