Students receive Barrett Award

first_imgThe Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC) awarded Keerthi Reddy ’14 and Daniel Wilson ’14 the Joseph L. Barrett Award on May 5. The award commemorates Joseph L. Barrett ’73, and honors exceptional students who generously give their time to support their peers in developing more meaningful college experiences.Reddy and Wilson were honored for the inspiration and dedication they brought to Room 13, a peer counseling organization at Harvard. As co-directors, they helped deepen the group’s exploration of how to listen and respond with empathy and presence. They initiated listening workshops to help Houses and student groups explore the nuanced, layered, and complex nature of listening and responding to others.As leaders, Reddy and Wilson opened themselves up to other students with both confidence and humility. They shared their own questions, learning processes, and discoveries, thereby helping create a safer, more exploratory context — a context for the unpredictability and satisfaction of true learning and discovery.last_img read more

Moreau Day celebrations to honor Holy Cross founder

first_imgTags: Basil Moreau, Campus Ministry, Coleman-Morse Center, Fr. Pete McCormick, Moreau Day The Notre Dame community will celebrate Moreau Day today. Moreau Day marks the Feast Day of Blessed Basil Moreau, the founder of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, who died Jan. 20th, 1873.Keri O’Mara | The Observer Campus Ministry and Le Cercle Français, Notre Dame’s French culture club, have worked in tandem to organize events to celebrate the Feast Day. Campus Ministry has organized a “selfie competition” for students throughout Moreau Day. Students will compete to win $100 in Domer Dollars by taking as many selfies with Holy Cross religious as they can and sending them to @ndministry on Twitter and Instagram.Fr. Peter McCormick, director of Campus Ministry, said he hopes the Moreau Day activities will have a noticeable impact to campus.“I think it’s an opportunity for us to be reminded of what our heritage is and who we are,” McCormick said. “When I think about any great institution, one wants to know what its origins were and how it is that we continue to live its that vision to this day.”McCormick compared the significance of Moreau Day’s at Notre Dame to Independence Day’s in the United States.“It’s an opportunity for us to shine light on key figures in the history of Notre Dame and also the Congregation of the Holy Cross,” McCormick said. “We remember figures such as Fr. [Edward] Sorin, Blessed Basil Moreau, and so many others who actively worked to build up this University to what it is today.”Campus Ministry has also organized a celebration of Mass at 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart to honor Moreau and bless members of the Notre Dame community traveling Wednesday to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., which begins Thursday.Le Cercle Français coordinated with junior Kaitlyn Krall, who works with Campus Ministry, to serve crêpes from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Coleman-Morse Center according to Paulina Luna, treasurer of the French Club. Luna said the club will be serving “homemade crêpes with very traditional fillings.”“We are known for our great cooking and flipping skills, displayed when we host ‘Study Crêpes,’ so we were delighted to have been invited to share our skills as we celebrate Moreau Day with the ND community,” Luna said. “Campus Ministry also very generously offered our club new crêpe pans.”Luna explained the French Club’s involvement in Moreau Day, citing Basil Moreau’s important role in French history.“Fr. Moreau, alongside the other priests, worked hard to educate many in faith, even when the Church was under attack during the French Revolution,” Luna said. “In the present day, France is losing touch with its Catholic roots, but I think Fr. Moreau’s work is an inspiration to continue to grow spiritually.”last_img read more

West Virginia Congressman Proposes $100 Million Fund to Retrain Coal Miners

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享By Charles Boothe in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph:CHARLESTON — New legislation to help displaced coal miners, introduced by Third District Congressional Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.), would earmark $100 million over the next five years for retraining.Jenkins made the announcement of the Assisting America’s Dislocated Miners Act Thursday at the United Mine Workers of America’s Career Center in Beckley.The bill would authorize $20 million a year for five years to fund the Dislocated Miners Assistance Program, which would be established by the act under the U.S. Labor Department.“Our coal communities have been devastated by a mix of environmental regulations and market conditions,” he said. “Many of the dislocated miners in our coal towns have worked in the mines their whole lives and have limited training for jobs in other fields. These miners need help in learning new trades, preparing to join the workforce, and finding employment in new fields.”“Each year for the next five years $20 million of this money would go to programs like the one at the career center,” he said, a center that has seen success since 1998 with retraining programs, “whether it’s welding, construction, electrical or computer work.”Jenkins said the center in Beckley has put through about 2,000 people and the funding would beef that up significantly because the center has had to turn away people.“We are talking about thousands of people (who would qualify for the retraining programs),” he said.Jenkins said the fight is continuing to regain as many coal jobs as possible, but something must be done in the meantime.“While we fight to restore our coal jobs, we must also provide for the miners who are out of work and for their families,” he said. “My bill … will help us provide retraining opportunities for even more unemployed miners and get them back to work in good-paying and stable jobs.” Obtaining training and learning new trades can help “revitalize our coal communities,” he said. “My legislation will give West Virginia’s families hope and the promise of a paycheck, not an unemployment check.”Full article: Bill would provide $100M to retrain laid-off coal miners West Virginia Congressman Proposes $100 Million Fund to Retrain Coal Minerslast_img read more

Hector Beltran Leyva captured, drug and weapons operation dismantled

first_img The Mexican Army has captured alleged Beltrán Leyva Organization (BLO) drug lord Hector Beltran Leyva, only days after the head of an associated organization – Cristian Berrelleza-Verduczo – was sentenced to prison. Beltran Leyva, also known as “The Engineer,” has attempted to maintain a low profile for several years, but an eleven month investigation determined that he was posing as a real estate salesman and art dealer in Querétaro. Just outside of that state in the city of San Miguel de Allende, military special forces captured him at a seafood restaurant. The BLO is responsible for trafficking cocaine, marijuana, heroin and methamphetamine to the United States and Europe. Courts in both the District of Colombia and New York, in the United States, have indicted The Engineer, and both the U.S. and Mexico have offered rewards for information leading to his capture – at USD $5 million and $3.7 million, respectively. He rose to power in the BLO after a group of about 200 Mexican Marines killed the previous leader of the BLO, Arturo Beltrán Leyva, during a gun battle in Cuernavaca in December, 2009. Arturo was known as “The Boss of Bosses.” Meanwhile, in the United States, another high-ranking gang leader with ties to the BLO – Berrelleza-Verduczo – was sentenced to 27 years in prison by a federal judge in Washington State on September 26. Over a year ago, Berrelleza-Verduzco, 27, pleaded guilty to five drug trafficking and firearms charges stemming from his years running a drug trafficking ring. The criminal organization smuggled methamphetamine and heroin worth millions of dollars from Mexico into the United States, and sent weapons back down to Mexico. Berrelleza-Verduzco said he’d hurt or kill those who let him down, according to wiretapped phone conversations he had with BLO leaders. “This sentence helps protect us from a very dangerous man and organization,” said U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. “This defendant raked in massive profits from the scourge of heroin addiction. He and his family sought to control the entire supply chain, from growing the poppies, to manufacturing the heroin, to selling it in this district. And just as they moved their drugs north, they wanted to move high-powered weapons back to Mexico to cause further cartel-related violence.” During their investigation of Berrelleza-Verduzco and his organization, federal agents seized more than 20 pounds of heroin, 30 pounds of methamphetamine, nearly USD$200,000 in cash and 31 firearms. The effort, known as Operation Black Ice, has also led to the arrest of 34 suspects – most of whom have pleaded guilty – including Berrelleza-Verduzco, who was arrested in March 2012. “He fed the destructive habit of Washington addicts and fueled Mexican cartel violence with drug money,” said Brad Bench, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in the city of Seattle in Washington. “Incarcerating Berrelleza-Verduzco and his co-conspirators is a significant victory for public safety, especially considering the massive increase in local teens dying of heroin overdoses in recent years.” Berrelleza-Verduzco isn’t the only member of his family to land behind bars in the U.S. for trafficking drugs and weapons. His brother, Víctor Berrelleza-Verduzco, was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a U.S. federal judge in 2014. And the judge sentenced another Berrelleza-Verduzco brother, Ivan, to seven years in prison. Both were sentenced in Washington State. Though Cristian and Víctor headed the trafficking ring in the U.S., their father, known as Don Víctor, is considered the ring’s overall leader. He lives in Mexico. By Dialogo October 02, 2014last_img read more

TAF to boost capacity on urban routes

first_imgINTRO: Italian Railways and Nord Milano Railway are about to put into service a fleet of 50 double-deck EMUs for the cross-city Passante route; each high-capacity TAF trainset will carry up to 848 passengers in air-conditioned comfortBYLINE: Ing Giancarlo PiroTony TrainaStrategic Business UnitRolling Stock & Traction DivisionItalian RailwaysIN A 10-year rolling stock replacement programme drawn up in 1991, Italian Railways’ Local Transport Division envisaged deploying a range of new vehicles on its busiest urban networks. First of these is the high-capacity TAF trainset capable of carrying over 800 passengers in four cars, and the lead unit is now undergoing tests.Technical specifications for the double-deck TAF (Treno Alta Frequentazione – High Occupancy Train) electric multiple-unit were prepared by the FS Rolling Stock Division for procurement in line with European Union directives. Following receipt of tenders from five groups, a contract to build 40 trains for FS and 10 units for Nord Milano Railway (FNM) was awarded in July 1994 to a consortium of Breda, Ansaldo Trasporti, ABB Tecnomasio (now Adtranz Italy) and Firema Trasporti.The first TAF EMUs are to be deployed on Milano’s cross-city Passante route (RG 1.92 p40), to be operated jointly by FS and FNM. It is expected that a further nine will be ordered by FNM, and FS anticipates that an additional batch of 13 TAFs will be required for service in other cities.Improving mobilityWith bodyshells constructed from thin-walled aluminium alloy extrusions, each 104m TAF trainset comprises two trailers between two power cars with cabs. Each car has two vestibules, located inside the bogies to give a floor height of 650mm for level boarding from high platforms.Facing pairs of seats are arranged in a 2+2 configuration throughout the train, on the upper and lower decks and in saloons over the bogies with 24 seats. Styled by Pininfarina, each set has 475 seats and room for 372 standing passengers, excluding 14 folding seats in the vestibules.Each motor car has a retention toilet on the lower deck, installed as a complete module, and one motor car in each set has a space for a passenger in a wheelchair on the lower deck. In place of a step, a short ramp leads down from the inner vestibule, and the toilet is fully accessible. The vestibule is equipped with passenger-activated retractable ramps at the doorways to bridge the gap between train and platform.TAF units will have in-car passenger information systems combining visual displays with automatic announcements; external destination indicators are also planned for the car sides. Passenger saloons and driving cabs are fully air-conditioned, with environmentally-friendly coolant specified for the climate-control equipment. Fire-control systems fitted to the TAF use a similarly ’green’ suppressant and water-based paints have been used throughout the construction process.Traction equipmentA pantograph is located with the rest of the electrical equipment behind the cab of each end car over the single motor bogie. The power cars are connected by a high-voltage train line feeding the modular GTO-based drive. Traction current passes through water-cooled chopper and inverter stages to the two three-phase asynchronous traction motors on each motor bogie. The databus-based train control and monitoring system incorporates a diagnostic function.The TAF EMU is configured for regenerative braking, and chopper-controlled rheostatic braking is also fitted. Auxiliary power is provided by a static converter with an output of 670V 50Hz, and transformers supply the train line at 380V 50Hz.Each motor bogie has two brake discs, and each trailer bogie six discs. The H-shaped bogie frames are constructed from welded steel sections, with coil spring primary suspension and air-sprung secondary suspension.Bidders for the TAF order were asked to present an assessment of the whole-life cost of their proposed train, factoring in maintenance requirements. The winning design is expected to operate 200000 km annually over a 36-year service life, managing 3·6 x 106 km between major overhauls. oTrainset detailsLength over couplers mm 103 970Length of motor car mm 25895Length of trailer car mm 26090Motor bogie wheelbase mm 2750Trailer bogie wheelbase mm 2550Seating capacity 475Standing capacity 372 (at four passengers per m2)Weight tonnes 210Maximum speed km/h 140Maximum output at wheelrim kW 3640Power supply 3 kV DCMaximum starting tractive effort kN 214Number of powered axles 4last_img read more

Girls SEI Tourney Semi-Finals Results

first_imgThe 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs protected their home turf in the second round of the SEI Tournament knocking off South Ripley 35-12 Tuesday night. The Bulldogs had a total team effort on both ends of the floor to advance to the Finals. Leading the way scoring was Aly Peters with 14 points; followed by Sophie Gesell 7 points; Marlee Obermeyer 5 points; Veronica King 4 points; Eden Williams and Ryan Oesterling 2 points each; and Addyson Weiler 1 point. We hope to see everyone make the trip to Sunman-Dearborn Middle School on Thursday for the Championship Game. Tip is at 5:30 pm. Come out and support the Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 7th Grade JCD Lady Eagles fell to Sunman Dearborn Red in the Semi-Finals of the SEI Tourney 34-22.  Lady Eagles Scoring was Kelsey Borgman 6, Sophia Sullivan 5, Bailey Groth 3, Ashlynn Moorman 3, Cheyenne Cullen 3, Hailey Kunz 2. The 8th Grade Lady Eagles defeated South Dearborn 41-16 in the Semi-Finals. Scoring for the lady Eagles were Reagan Hughes 16, Reese Obendorf 11, Julia Meyer 10, Emma Wagner 4.  The Eagles will play St Louis for Championship Thursday night.Courtesy of Eagles Scorekeeper Brandy Meyer.The St. Louis’ 8th Grade Lady Cardinals played Greendale in Round 2 of the tournament at Batesville Middle School.  St. Louis won this game with a final score of 34-16.  Scoring for SLS was Catherine Streator with 14pts, Claire Saner with 9pts, Ava Owens with 4pts, and Rhea Miller, Kate Weber, and Lilly Schebler all putting in 2pts.  Playing a game more of our style and controlling the tempo was essential for us.  We were able to stay in tune with our defensive end and our offense worked hard to take shots and draw fouls.  Nice job ladies on a solid round 2 win.  SLS is off to EC on Thursday for the final game against JCD. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp.last_img read more

Wolves stun champions Man City with Traore double

first_imgRelatedPosts Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Adama Traore’s late double stunned Manchester City, who suffered a shock 2-0 defeat at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday that left them eight points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.Wolves forward Traore struck twice in the final 10 minutes to condemn the champions to their first home league defeat since they lost to Crystal Palace on December 22.Yet it was City’s second defeat in their last four league games following the 3-2 loss at Norwich City last month and it will increase Liverpool’s belief that they can win their first league title in 30 years.With Juergen Klopp’s side having won all eight of their games so far this season, the Nov. 10 clash with City at Anfield is already looking like a game which could have a major impact on the destiny of the title.The win was a massive boost for Wolves, who have endured a tricky start to the season due to their early commitments in the Europa League.It was just their second victory of the campaign and their first on the road.City looked shaky at the back throughout the game with Wolves having three good chances to open the scoring in the first half after waltzing through the makeshift central defensive pairing of Nicolas Otamendi and Fernandinho.As early as the fifth minute, City’s defence was ripped wide-open with Patrick Cutrone bursting through on goal before shooting meekly wide.Then Ilkay Gundogan gave the ball away to allow Raul Jimenez to break free, but the Mexican’s shot was blocked by Fernandinho and Cutrone’s follow-up struck the Brazilian’s head.Otamendi was at fault in the 22nd minute, his sloppy pass allowing Jimenez to burst clear again, but this time it was their Brazilian keeper Ederson who saved their blushes, rushing out to foil the Wolves striker.Yet Pep Guardiola’s side also lacked their usual sharpness in attack and the nearest they came to scoring was a 67th-minute free kick from David Silva, which struck the bar.As so often, City had plenty of possession, but unusually they could not make the most of it, with poor crosses into the box and little of the crisp-passing that so often characterises their play.The decisive blow came when Jimenez broke from deep in his own half, skipped past Otamendi and found Traore who kept his cool to beat Ederson.Traore then added the second, deep in stoppage time, after Jimenez found him again through the exposed City defence.  Tags: Manchester CityWolverhampton Wandererslast_img read more

Stevens ‘in awe’ of brave Thunder

first_img “Our primary target is the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. The stiff mile there should suit her perfectly and you’d like to think she’d get her favoured fast ground. “If for some reason it poured down with rain, we have the back-up option of the Belmont Oaks in New York on July 5. “That is over 10 furlongs, they’d go a good gallop and I think the race would suit her, but Ascot is something pretty special and that’s where we’d like to go, ideally. “We’re keen to stick to Group One level as I think she’s shown she deserves to win one now. “There are some nice races later on in the year like the Falmouth Stakes and the Prix Jean Prat, so hopefully she’ll have her day. “If she doesn’t do it on her next start, we might just drop her in class for her next run to try and get her head in front. “She wouldn’t even carry a penalty in a Listed race.” Stevens said: “I think everyone in the yard is in awe of what a tough and genuine filly she is and we’re extremely proud of her. “I think we were pretty public about the fact we were worried about the ground, but the owners were very sporting and decided to let her take her chance. “The ground didn’t suit her on the day, but she still ran very well. I would say she ran a bigger race than she did at Newmarket, all things considered. “She hit a flat spot at the furlong marker, but it is testament to how tough and game she is that she kept going to finish second. “She can idle a bit in front. Harry (Bentley) did nothing wrong, she’s just a filly who tends to take herself to the front. “I think Harry is showing huge maturity in his riding this year, showing he is a big-race jockey. We were beaten fair and square by a very good filly on the day, who obviously relished the ground.” While the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot is now top of Lightning Thunder’s agenda, Stevens has revealed a trip to America has also been discussed as a potential target, should conditions go against her in Berkshire. The Surrey handler said: “The owners obviously arranged for her to go to Ireland by plane, so she actually ended up having a shorter day than she would have done if she’d ran at Nottingham or Doncaster. That should help her get over what was a tough race. Trainer Olly Stevens is keeping his fingers crossed Lightning Thunder’s day in the sun is not too far away after she filled the runner-up spot in Classic company for the second time in Sunday’s Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh. The Dutch Art filly ran a fantastic race to finish a neck behind Miss France in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket at the start of the month and despite doubts about the attritional conditions, she was favourite to go one better in Ireland. Lightning Thunder looked likely to supply her fledgling trainer with a landmark victory when hitting the front inside the last two furlongs, but she was eventually mowed down by Marvellous. Press Associationlast_img read more

EHS students march down Main Street

first_imgThe parade began at Angelo’s Pizzeria. Athletes dribbled soccer balls and bumped volleyballs in the air while continuing down Main Street and onto Franklin Street before ending at City Hall. Ellsworth High School band members and soccer players walk in the school’s first-ever homecoming parade Saturday morning. Fenceviewer Staff Bio Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textcenter_img Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest Postslast_img read more

Gastly Sunday in Italy!

first_img(BBC) – Pierre Gasly took a stunning upset win in the Italian Grand Prix for Red Bull’s Alpha Tauri team in one of the most remarkable races in history.Lewis Hamilton was dominating until he was penalized for being called in for a stop when the pit lane was closed.Two safety cars in quick succession mixed up the order and Gasly took the lead after Hamilton served his penalty.McLaren’s Carlos Sainz closed him down but the Frenchman just held him off to take his first grand prix victory.Hamilton fought back from last place, 18 seconds off the back of the pack, to seventh, just two places behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas.How on earth did that happen?Gasly’s win sealed an amazing turnaround in fortunes for the likeable 24-year-old, who just over a year ago was demoted from the senior Red Bull team to what was Toro Rosso and was renamed over the winter.Gasly has been outstanding ever since, including taking a second place in Brazil last year, and few will begrudge him this win.It is the junior team’s second grand prix victory – their first also coming at Monza, with Sebastian Vettel in 2008.But it was a cruel twist of fortune for Sainz, who had been running in a superb second place to Hamilton and should have been in a position to benefit from the world champion’s penalty.But the timing of the pit stops around two mid-race safety cars and then a red flag effectively ended Sainz’s hopes.He, along with all the leaders, pitted during the first safety-car period, triggered by a breakdown for Kevin Magnussen’s Haas.This was when Mercedes made the error that cost Hamilton his 90th grand prix win, calling him in as soon as the safety car was thrown and not noticing that race director Michael Masi had closed the pit lane because marshals were dealing with Magnussen’s car close to the entry.Gasly had made his stop a couple of laps before the first safety car so did not stop again, and this promoted him to third behind Hamilton and Racing Point’s Lance Stroll for a mixed-up field at the restart.Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was soon into fourth place, passing both Alfa Romeo cars into the first chicane on the first lap of racing, but the Monegasque then lost control at the Parabolica and crashed heavily, causing the race to be reflagged for repairs to be made to the barriers.The race was restarted with a standing start with Hamilton ahead of Stroll, Gasly, the Alfa Romeos of Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi and Sainz.Hamilton finally has a bad raceHamilton missed the pre-race anti-racism demonstration because of a timing mix-up following his return to the garage for a pre-race comfort break, and once the race started, what had been looking like a routine win turned on its head on Mercedes’ fateful decision.The race surrendered to him at the start, when Bottas was slow away and had a dreadful first lap, passed by car after car as he slipped down to sixth place.From then on, Hamilton was untouchable until Mercedes made their mistake.Hamilton went to see the stewards during the stoppage to check the penalty was fair. He took the restart from pole, but stopped at the end of the first lap, and his penalty demoted him to last.He soon started lapping three seconds faster than anyone else and caught the field in no time, scything past car after car for a useful haul of points.Bottas, his car struggling with overheating and uncertain handling in right-hand corners, could not make progress and became stuck behind other cars all race.His fifth place moves him ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in the championship after the Dutchman retired with collision damage, but Hamilton is 47 points ahead – almost two clear wins – with the season close to its halfway point.Stroll threw away his opportunity for a maiden win with a poor start, and Gasly moved into second behind Hamilton, who pitted at the end of the first lap of racing to serve his penalty.Sainz then fought past Stroll into Turn One at the start of the second lap but took another four laps to catch and pass Raikkonen, by which time Gasly had a four-second lead.The Spaniard closed that down to be right on his tail at the start of the last lap but Gasly managed to hold him off.He is the first Frenchman to win a race since Olivier Panis won the Monaco Grand Prix for Ligier in similarly unlikely circumstances in 1996.last_img read more