Notre Dame to announce fall semester plans mid-June

first_imgWith other universities making announcements regarding the 2020 fall semester, the Office of the President said in an email to faculty that while there are no definite plans at this time, an update will be provided by mid-June.The University has created several groups which will work together to plan for the reopening of campus, the email signed by University President Fr. John Jenkins, Provost Thomas Burish and provost-elect Marie Lynn Miranda said. The Academic Year Continuity Working Group will consider alternative approaches for the start of the academic year. “Given the uncertainty about future conditions, the Working Group members are developing plans that maximize flexibility, considering factors such as the start date of the academic year, modes of delivery of instruction, and options for making changes during the course of the year as circumstances change,” the email said.According to the email, in “crafting a response to the disruption wrought by the current crisis, we will be guided by our central University goals, found here, and some of the principles they imply.”The Research Task Force, headed by Bob Bernhard, vice president for research, will create plans for reopening labs, libraries and studios.To determine the steps necessary to bring the Notre Dame community back to campus, the Working Group will consider advice from experts in medicine, public health and epidemiology. This may include extensive diagnostics and immunity testing, contact tracing and quarantining students as necessary, the email said.A Faculty Advisory Committee will also help evaluate plans and offer recommendations which will be relayed to University President Fr. John Jenkins.As information regarding the virus and its transmission continue to change, the email said the predictions are still uncertain.“We can take encouragement from the devotion and incredible work being done by health care providers and scientific researchers worldwide — including here on Notre Dame’s campus,” the email said. “Nevertheless, at present, we cannot be sure when and if drugs will be developed to treat those with the virus, when tests for the virus and antibodies will be widely available, or when an effective vaccine will be found.”Tags: COVID-19, in-person classes, John Jenkins, Thomas Burishlast_img read more

Mancini eyes summer spree

first_img Speculation over Mancini’s future persists but the former Inter Milan boss himself remains confident in his position. City still have a chance to win a second FA Cup in three seasons and finish as runners-up which, last season aside, would represent a highest top-flight finish since 1977. Having gone 35 years without winning a trophy prior to 2011, the overall progress has still been considerable and Mancini maintains the club are still youngsters at such an elite level. He said: “I have said many times, we are a young team for this. It is only two years we have played for the title.” City face a crucial week as they look to take care of what unfinished business they do have remaining this term. Firstly, beating United at Old Trafford would land a psychological blow ahead of next term as well as delaying United’s seemingly inevitable crowning. Then Chelsea must be overcome in next Sunday’s Wembley semi-final to keep hopes of silverware on track. Mancini said: “We want to get the second place. We know we have another eight games to play. “Against United, away against Tottenham, we have the FA Cup semi-final – the next three weeks will be very hard because we play every three days. The next two weeks will be crucial for the second place.” Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini heads into his latest derby against Manchester United with eyes on both the present and future. Mancini is already planning for the summer and beyond after accepting defeat in the Barclays Premier League title race. United host City at Old Trafford with a 15-point lead at the top of the table and, despite form most other clubs would envy, City’s title defence has been an underwhelming one. Mancini has no doubt one of the chief reasons for that was a failure to land any of his prime targets in last summer’s transfer market and he is determined to make sure that does not happen again. The Italian said: “We want to improve our team, not like last year. Every year if you don’t improve your team it is difficult.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Rangers Postpone Resumption Date for Returning and New Players

first_img“The earlier information at our disposal made us make our earlier announcement for our players to return but with further clarifications from NCDC and PTF, we are compelled to ask them to remain where they are and not come into camp yet.“When we get the final clearance, they will be informed of when to return,” stated Owumi.Both old and new players Rangers players were instructed to report for duties at the weekend following earlier information on the lifting of suspension on football activities without fans in the stadiums.But the latest directive has sort of compel the management of the Flying Antelopes to reverse the earlier directive.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The management of the Rangers International F.C of Enugu has announced the postponement of the earlier resumption date sent out to their returning and new players for the 2020/2021 NPFL season.After a brief management meeting on Monday, the G.M/CEO of the Flying Antelopes, Prince Davidson Owumi, stated that the postponement became necessary due largely to the current directive from Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19, stating that football as contact sport was not one of those allowed to return..“We are a law-abiding institution and will in no way flout laws put in place by a well constituted government body like NCDC and PTF.last_img read more

‘He’s screwed now!’ Gattuso welcomes former Milan teammate Pirlo into Juve job

first_imgGennaro Gattuso warned Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo that his illustrious playing career will count for little in his new job.Pirlo, who has not had a coaching job and only took over as Juve’s Under-23s boss last week, was handed the reins in Turin on Saturday in the wake of Maurizio Sarri’s dismissal. MORE: Messi always gives Barca a chanceSarri was sacked after just a single season in the job, after leading the Serie A champions to defeat to Lyon in their Champions League last-16 tie the previous evening.The former midfielder – who won four Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia and two Supercoppa Italiana during a four-year spell with Juve – has signed a two-year deal, and he is now gearing up for his first coaching job at one of the world’s biggest clubs.And Gattuso, who played alongside Pirlo at Milan and for Italy, provided an honest assessment of the job’s difficulties for his former team-mate.”Well he’s screwed now… That’s the job,” Gattuso told Sky Italia following Napoli’s defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League on Saturday.”He’s lucky to be starting at Juventus, but this profession is one where a great playing career is not enough.”You have to study, to work hard, and you don’t get much sleep.”OFFICIAL | Andrea Pirlo is the new coach of the First Team. #CoachPirlo— JuventusFC (#Stron9er ) (@juventusfcen) August 8, 2020Gattuso’s first job in coaching came at FC Sion, with the 42-year-old then having spells at Palermo, OFI Crete and Pisa before he took charge of Milan’s youth team in 2017. He was promoted to first-team head coach following Vincenzo Montella’s sacking later that year, though he was dismissed at the end of the 2018-19 campaign after a fifth-place finish, going on to replace Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli, who he guided to the Coppa Italia title this term.”Being a player and being a coach is really not the same thing at all,” Gattuso added.”It’s a totally different profession and we can’t learn it just from books, we need to get in there and work hard. It’s a different world.”last_img read more