Tributes spring up across campus

first_imgSince the death of Fr. Theodore Hesburgh on Thursday night, the Notre Dame community has honored him with various tributes around campus, spontaneous and planned. We have collected some of those moments here.March 110 a.m. — University President Emeritus Fr. Edward “Monk” Malloy celebrates Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and reflects on Fr. Hesburgh’s legacy in the homily. The Liturgical choir led a rendition of the Alma Mater in Hesburgh’s honor at the end of the Mass.9:33 a.m. — The Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team unveiled the patches it will wear to honor Fr. Hesburgh in its Sunday afternoon game against Duke.Feb. 281 p.m. — The No. 2 Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team observed a moment of silence in honor of Fr. Hesburgh before its game against Dartmouth in Loftus Sports Center. The team also wore “Fr. Ted” stickers on its helmets.“If you look at the history of Notre Dame, Knute Rockne made Notre Dame famous, and Fr. Ted took that and made Notre Dame a great university,” Irish coach Kevin Corrigan said.All day — The American flag in the middle of South Quad flies at half staff.Feb. 279:45 p.m. — Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra played the Notre Dame Alma Mater in honor of Fr. Ted following its concert Friday night.“Notre Dame lost her greatest son,” orchestra director Daniel Stowe said.7:00 p.m. — Fr. Ted was honored by the hockey team before its game against No. 9 Boston College at Compton Family Ice Arena with a moment of silence and a video tribute, in addition to “Fr. Ted” stickers on the Irish helmets.“I had no idea when I first started here what kind of man we had with us here on campus,” Irish coach Jeff Jackson said.7:00 p.m. — The 85th annual Bengal Bouts Tournament remembered Fr. Hesburgh with a moment of silence and a 10-bell salute while his picture was put up on the video boards.5:27 p.m. — Senior Associate Athletics Director John Heisler sent out an email to the Notre Dame football media list reading, “Beginning today, Notre Dame athletic teams will wear ‘Fr. Ted’ patches or stickers on some combination of their uniforms, warm-ups or helmets. Moments of silence will be observed prior to home events in each of Notre Dame’s 26 varsity sports. In the near future, there will be commemorative signage created for each Notre Dame home athletic venue — to be featured either on the field or court itself or displayed elsewhere at the facility.”3:28 p.m. — The Notre Dame softball team announced through its Twitter account that players would wear black ribbons in their hair during two games against No. 20 Missouri and Georgetown “in honor of the late Father Theodore.”3:00 p.m. — A bouquet of flowers sits in the snow at the feet of the Fr. Hesburgh statue in front of the “Word of Life” mural on the south face of Hesburgh Library.11:00 a.m. — Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins held a press conference to reflect on Fr. Hesburgh’s influence on the University and to provide details about the schedule for the upcoming days.“Next to Fr. Sorin, no one had a greater impact on this University,” Jenkins said. “Notre Dame lost a piece of its heart last night. But Fr. Ted lives on.”At first light — The Notre Dame Grounds Crew began putting up Hesburgh banners on light poles across campus.Throughout the night — Notre Dame students, faculty and community members gathered at the Grotto to remember Fr. Ted. Candles spelling out “TED” were arranged on one of the racks, and some people sang the Alma Mater.1:07 a.m. — The Observer tweeted out the news Fr. Theodore Hesburgh died at the age of 97, confirmed by a University spokesperson. Tags: campus tributes, Remembering Father Hesburghlast_img read more

Barbados and Hong Kong sign air services agreement

first_imgLifestyleNewsRegionalTravel Barbados and Hong Kong sign air services agreement by: Caribbean Media Corporation – July 11, 2015 Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Sharecenter_img 48 Views   no discussions Share Barbados’ Ambassador to China, Dr. Chelston Brathwaite (right) and Secretary for Transport and Housing, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung signing the agreement in Hong Kong.BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados and Hong Kong have inked an Air Services Agreement.The deal “provides the framework for the provision of international air services between Hong Kong and Barbados and opens new doors for cooperation in tourism and trade between the two countries”, according to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Barbados to the People’s Republic of China.He says the development also “represents another step in strengthening the relationship between Barbados and China”.Ambassador Brathwaite made the comments as he delivered remarks at the signing of the Air Services Agreement with Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).The Secretary for Transport and Housing, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, signed on behalf of his Government.The Agreement, which was signed in Hong Kong recently, will allow the governments of Barbados and Hong Kong to promote mutually beneficial economic and cultural initiatives.last_img read more

FIFA’s ruling: Man Utd will keep Ighalo until end of the season

first_img This would mean that Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo will remain at Manchester United, despite fears that he would return to Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua next month. Garcia Silvero added: “If a loan ends on June 30, the player, theoretically, should return to his club. “But the registration window would not be open and the return transfer would not be processed.” Fifa, though, is ready to recognise the likelihood of a shortened pre-season window means a further transfer opportunity should be made available for clubs and players. Current transfer rules state that there should be 16 weeks per year when transfers are possible. The summer window normally runs from July 1 to the start of September, with the other four weeks in January. in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.“It will depend on the start and end of each competition. The idea is that the windows end just before the start of each championship and they do not have to coincide.” Fifa regulatory director James Kitching confirmed a third window period for next term only “could be a possibility”. read also:Man Utd could lose Ighalo this summer, claims agent He added: “This would be dealt with flexibly as long as the total 16-week transfer period is not extended.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 But Fifa is considering introducing a one-off third transfer window next term – because the summer trading spell will be so short. Fifa’s legal director, Spaniard Emilio Garcia Silvero, has admitted world chiefs cannot demand contracts that run out on June 30 be extended. Players including Chelsea schemer Willian and Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen will nominally be free agents from July 1, which would allow them to switch clubs for nothing. But Garcia Silvero revealed that Fifa will simply refuse to ratify any attempts to register with another club until the 2019-20 season has been either completed or officially closed. That will avoid the possibility of players simply changing clubs for the conclusion of the campaign. He said: “Fifa cannot extend the contracts beyond June 30, but the transfer windows will not be the same and the players will not be able to be registered. “It means that, contrary to the normal situation, the market will not open this year on July 1.” And in an attempt to ensure the last quarter of this season is not warped, the same no-play rules will apply to on-loan players. Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Absolutely Unique Facts About KanyeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee Loading… Premier League players will be blocked from switching clubs before the delayed end of the season – even if they are out of contract.last_img read more

Rodgers questions Mason appointment

first_imgLiverpool boss Brendan Rodgers questioned the appointment of referee Lee Mason for his side’s Boxing Day Barclays Premier League clash at Manchester City. Rodgers was unhappy with a number of decisions by the Bolton official or his assistants during his side’s 2-1 loss at the Etihad Stadium. The most controversial decision by the officials saw Raheem Sterling flagged offside when clean through during the first half, when replays indicated he was onside. When asked about the incidents, Rodgers said: “Where do you want me to start? “I thought we never got any decision. The linesman on the offside one – he wasn’t even on the same cut of grass. “If you’re working at this level you have to get it right. It’s not even a difficult one. “It is a perfectly-timed run and he is given offside when he is through one on one on goal. These are big moments in big games. “There is another incident when Luis (Suarez) doesn’t get a free-kick when Joleon Lescott went right through him. “It is arguable it is a penalty at the end. Luis Suarez can’t jump because he is tugging at his shirt. “I thought it was throughout the evening. Hopefully we don’t have another Greater Manchester referee again on a Liverpool-Manchester game.” Rodgers, while praising his players, was not in the mood to moderate his criticism of the officials. “I thought they were horrendous in terms of performance,” he added. “I was very proud of the players. I thought they were outstanding and they had no help from the officials. “I don’t want it to cloud the performance of my team. I never speak about officials, I normally stay clear of that, but I feel I need to protect the players. “The officials make mistakes, I just felt the mistakes made tonight shouldn’t have happened at this level. This is a big game. “It was a poor decision and of course Raheem goes through and scores. “I was surprised we are playing in Manchester and have a referee from Greater Manchester. “I am sure we won’t get (for) Liverpool-Man City someone from the Wirral.” In terms of his side’s performance Rodgers felt they acquitted themselves well against a team favourites for the title. “The level of our game was high, we had chances and we didn’t take them,” he said. “They were outstanding and really took the game to a top side full of top European players. “We are disappointed not to have won the game, never mind losing the game. “We showed great confidence and belief, scored a wonderful goal and could have had a few more but there are things to learn from the goals we conceded. “I was here at the Bayern Munich game when they were outstanding (beating City 3-1) and apart from that every other team City have played here they have scored a hatful of goals. “I think people go away and look at us as a team that is hopefully going to be up there challenging. “Our main intention is to set up camp in the top four. That is what the club has been striving for for a number of years. “We have shown this year we are hopefully going to be up there and doing that. “Performances like tonight and Tottenham (a 5-0 win) show we have the quality to do that.” City boss Manuel Pellegrini was satisfied with the way his side responded to going behind and then held off pressure from Liverpool. “I am very happy with the response because it is not easy when you face such a difficult team, especially on the counter-attack when you are losing 1-0,” he said. “I think today we defended very well.” City restricted 19-goal striker Suarez to very few chances. “They did very well, especially against Suarez,” added the Chilean. “He is a great striker. He is in his best moment so it was very difficult for our team not to lose one second in the whole match.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Flattop 5K Road Race draws massive turnout

first_imgLAMOINE — Saturday marked the unofficial start of road race season as runners from throughout the state traveled to Lamoine Consolidated School for this year’s Flattop 5K.A total of 171 runners attended the race, the 14th in the event’s history. The Flattop began as an annual event in 2005 in honor of former Lamoine Harbormaster Bill Pinkham and his renowned hairstyle.Richard Sukiennek of Bangor ran away with first place overall with a time of 16 minutes, 39 seconds. His finish was 1:29 ahead of the second-place finisher, Lubec’s Peter Williams.Eleven-year-old Teanne Ewings of Houlton was the top female finisher with a time of 18:50 and an overall place of fourth. Ewings rounded out the top five along with third-place finisher Charlie Collins over Winterport and fifth-place finisher Buster Brown of Lamoine.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOther top local finishers included Bob Ciano of Castine (ninth place), Halley Facciolo of Ellsworth (11th place), Tim Wakeland of Dedham (12th), John Peckham of Orland (22nd), Michael Wade of Ellsworth (23rd), Charlie Dalton of Lamoine (24th), Alex Johnson of Mount Desert (25th) and Robert Jordan of Ellsworth (28th).Below is a list of the race’s top-100 finishers.Richard Sukiennik, 16 minutes, 39 secondsPeter Williams, 18:08Charlie Collins, 18:39Teanne Ewings, 18:50Buster Brown, 19:03Bryant Perkins, 19:19Tim Pearson, 19:25Erik Knickerbocker, 19:33Bob Ciano, 19:39Evan Merchant, 19:45Halley Facciolo, 20:02Tim Wakeland, 20:12Rick Reardon, 20:16Joe Roberts, 20:18Scott Heidemann, 20:27John Mills, 20:36Peter Lodge, 20:41Dara Knapp, 20:50Aaron Hoovler, 21:10Katherine Collins, 21:16Tom Dowling, 21:46John Peckham, 22:01Michael Wade, 22:05Charlie Dalton, 22:05Alex Johnson, 22:08Ava Dowling, 22:20Ian Bauersfeld, 22:35Robert Jordan, 22:47Jonathan Rice, 22:53Toni Bridges, 23:01Bailey Bishoff, 23:03Michael Westphal, 23:06Mike Zboray, 23:07Ellis Columber, 23:22Peter Hall, 23:27Jared Drake, 23:48Joyce Reardon, 23:52Austin Townsend Jr., 24:02Lisa Kingsbury, 24:05Kassie Strout, 24:06Timmy Collins, 24:08Rick Maser, 24:08Lisa Tweedie, 24:17Christopher Heel, 24:28Jay Haney, 24:36Ivy Wallace, 24:44Marc Dupuy, 24:56Mary Stubbs, 25:07Bret Hanson, 25:08Veronica Davila, 25:20Amy Houghton, 25:32Tony Santiago, 25:33Chris Day, 25:41Jim Newett, 25:43Thomas Murphy, 25:50Christopher Light, 25:52Angela Ewings, 26:13Michael Madell, 26:31Robin Clarke, 26:42Lauren Weinbrown, 26:49 Joshua Morse, 26:51Chris Almy, 26:52Geoffrey Dapice, 37:05Debbie Hall, 27:05Robert Tapley, 27:18Steve Strout, 27:25Kally Havlin, 27:37Susan Bean, 27:47Rebecca Marckoon, 27:48Sam Ingram, 27:54Jennifer Brodie, 27:55Lisa Kearns, 27:58Andrew Somes, 27:58Kyle Snow, 28:05Betta Cahn, 28:15Maggie Fowler, 28:19Nancy Patterson, 28:19Robert Garnett Jr., 28:19Rick Houghton, 28:20Elizabeth Williams, 28:30Lloyd Harmon, 28:30Dave Samuelian, 28:31Matt Haney, 28:56Glen Merchant, 28:57Jeanne Butterfield, 28:59Tamera Murphy, 29:06Cole Lessard, 29:27Stephen Fay, 29:35Susie Fay, 29:38Diana Thomas, 29:43Jessica Marks, 29:54Katherine Dow, 30:02John Tjepkema, 30:10Susan Raven, 30:11Susan Hanson, 30:14Alexandra Collins, 30:22Europah Hagarman, 30:44Alison King, 30:53Rob Laskey, 30:59Robert Jones, 31:22last_img read more

Chelsea owner Abramovich splits from wife

first_imgMoscow, Russia | AFP | Russian billionaire and Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich and his wife, gallerist Darya or “Dasha” Zhukova, have separated, a spokesman for Abramovich confirmed to AFP.“After 10 years together, the two of us have made the difficult decision to separate, but we remain close friends, parents, and partners in the projects we developed together,” the two said in a statement sent to AFP Monday by Abramovich’s spokesman John Mann.Abramovich, 50, is Russia’s 12th richest businessman, according to Forbes magazine, with a fortune of $9.1 billion made from steel, mining, real estate and telecommunications. The oligarch has owned Chelsea football club since 2003.Abramovich and Zhukova have two children together, a son Aaron and a daughter Leah Lou.In the couple’s joint statement, they said they are “committed to jointly raising our two children.”Abramovich divorced his second wife Irina Malandina, a former stewardess, in 2007 after a marriage lasting 16 years. They had five children together and ended their marriage in Russia with no details of the divorce made public. But according to Russian media the settlement was reported to be just $300 million plus covering the children’s expenses.Abramovich’s first marriage was brief, from 1987 to 1991 with Olga Lysova.Abramovich served as governor for Russia’s deprived far-northern region of Chukotka from 2000, the year Vladimir Putin became president, before quitting of his own accord in 2008. He has since largely fallen out of the public eye in Russia although he is pictured attending events including concerts and film premieres.Abramovich and Zhukova have two children together, a son Aaron and a daughter Leah Lou.Zhukova founded a popular contemporary arts centre and gallery in Moscow, Garage, which is located in the city’s Gorky Park, also collaborating with Abramovich on the New Holland arts centre in Saint Petersburg.The couple said that “we will also continue to work together as co-founders of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and the New Holland Island cultural center in Saint Petersburg.”The daughter of a wealthy businessman, Zhukova moved to the United States as a child with her mother and speaks fluent English. She studied Slavic literature at university.Her interest in art initially provoked ridicule in the media due to her lack of education and expertise in the field but the Financial Times wrote that she has turned Garage into “a world-class art destination.”She regularly appears at social events including the Cannes Film Festival in May. She reportedly attended Donald Trump’s inauguration as a guest of his daughter Ivanka.Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner have been photographed attending a Chelsea game and the US Tennis Open together with Zhukova.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Klopp calls for end to England’s fixture mayhem

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Friday stepped up his calls to protect players from burn-out after claiming England’s festive fixture pile-up was bad for the sport.Klopp is one of a growing number of Premier League managers frustrated by the demands placed on top-flight teams by England’s domestic competitions and television’s unquenchable thirst to show the games.Liverpool are down to 12 fit senior outfield players after a host of injuries in recent weeks, while Tottenham star Harry Kane suffered a torn hamstring on New Year’s Day and Newcastle lost four players in one match.Klopp believes coaches and football people should be included in the discussion with the sport’s governing bodies and television companies to ensure a proper solution can be found.“I told what I had to say to UEFA personally, I told FIFA sometimes in interviews because I don’t know anyone there and I don’t think the Premier League, FA (Football Association) or Football League are in any doubt of my opinion,” Klopp told reporters on Friday.“I just do that not because of me but because I think someone has to speak for the players.“If you have a good friend and you see him twice a year, brilliant. Best time of your life. If you see him every day you think after five days ‘What the heck?’. “But what we do is throw football at the people. How many games were on Boxing Day? There were maybe some men, probably, who watched all of them live.“I don’t think that’s good for their relationship. It’s not good for mine and I already watch a lot of football.”Klopp wants all parties to get together and come up with a sustainable plan and he has volunteered to attend.“The solution is to bring all these people together and try to think one time in all these negotiations about the players,” he added.“Other people are sitting there and they are not football people. We need to talk with football people, I think there is a solution possible.“We love this game but in the end we have to make sure that we can all come through and in the end the best team wins and not the most lucky with injuries. If you need me in the discussion I am pretty much there.”last_img read more

Premier League’s top 12 Under-25 centre-backs ranked: from 12 to number one

first_img 12 12 12 6. Nathan Ake (Chelsea) – Underused since his return to Stamford Bridge from a loan spell with Bournemouth, the Dutch defender is versatile and likely to be used a lot more next year as Gary Cahill fades. His FA Cup semi-final display against Tottenham was arguably better than David Luiz’s as he helped keep them at bay. 3 Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) – Had it not been for a cruel long-term injury last season, and Chelsea’s title bid this campaign, the French youngster would have had a lot more games. Whether with the Blues, or someone else, we’re likely to see Zouma a lot next season. He is still a little raw, though. 12 10. Rob Holding (Arsenal) – Finally making an impact this season as the Gunners switch to a back three, ex-Bolton man Holding is showing promise. With so few opportunities to prove his worth, we can’t hold him in higher esteem but if he continues in his current form he’ll move up this list reasonably quickly. 12 9. Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough) – Boro may have been relegated but Gibson’s promise was shown as their defence, at least, gave them a fighting chance of staying up. Being left-footed makes him desired, while he’s also quality with the ball at his feet. He does, perhaps, need to improve aerially. 12 8. Calum Chambers (Arsenal) – The centre-back has performed admirably at Middlesbrough and done exceedingly well in an inexperienced partnership with Ben Gibson. The loan spell has done him the world of good and Chambers should consider a move away from the Emirates again if he is to continue his development. 5. Michael Keane (Burnley) – The former Manchester United defender has been an important part of the Clarets’ miserly backline this campaign. Superb in the air, he’s a maturing stopper with a good reading of the game. He also showed his adaptability by playing in a back three for England on his debut. 7. Harry Maguire (Hull City) – Finally showing his ability after being highly rated in his youth at Sheffield United, Maguire already has a host of clubs interested in his services, including Tottenham. He’s been a rock at the back for the Tigers and is impressing with his use of the ball as well as his defensive capabilities. 12 11. Mason Holgate (Everton) – At the moment, Seamus Coleman’s injury means Holgate is getting time at right-back, but previously he has also shown his ability at centre-back – in a back four or a back three. He appears to time tackles well, and reads the game well as a whole. 12 12. Alfie Mawson (Swansea City) – Considering the 23-year-old stepped straight up from Championship side Barnsley to a Premier League relegation battle, Mawson has acquitted himself well. He’s still a little raw but has the tools to have a successful Premier League career. Middlesbrough may have been relegated back to the Championship but some of their players have impressed.Centre-backs Ben Gibson and Calum Chambers, who was on loan from Arsenal, performed admirably in their miserly defence.If they had been better in attack, there is no doubt the duos performances would have received far more attention, especially as they are both young and English.But who are the best centre-back under-25 in the Premier League? Click the right arrow above to find out how we have rated the top 12… 4. Eric Dier (Tottenham) – Spurs and England star Dier has continued his progression this campaign but debate will rage over whether his best role is as a defensive midfielder or centre-back. There is no doubt he is proficient in both roles and – while he is possibly better in midfield – is assured on the right side of a back three, rather than a back four. 12 12 12 2. John Stones (Manchester City) – Whisper it quietly but, despite the narrative suggesting Stones may be overrated and still in need of a mature sidekick, the England man is becoming a star at the Etihad Stadium. His ability in possession has come on even further, and he is stepping up in big games too. 12 1. Eric Bailly (Manchester United) – A summer signing from Villarreal, Bailly is still only 23 but has impressed with a series of mature performances at the heart of the Red Devils’ defence either side of an injury. Comfortable in possession and ready to battle with opposing strikers, he has the potential to be a big player at Old Trafford for years to come.last_img read more