Donald Trump elected President of the United States — Nov. 9, 2016In the early hours of Nov. 9, 2016, Donald Trump officially defeated Hillary Clinton to become the 45th U.S. President. The reactions of students ranged from excitement to shock to fear. In the aftermath of the election, students formed a new student group at the University, We Stand For.Vice President Mike Pence as 2017 Commencement Speaker prompts walkout — May 21, 2017Vice President Mike Pence gave the Notre Dame commencement speech on May 21, 2017, prompting approximately 100 graduates to walk out of the ceremony in protest. The walkout was organized by We Stand For, a social-justice oriented student group. Reactions to the walkout were mixed and the event attracted national news coverage.University announces changes to contraceptive coverage policy — Oct. 27, 2017The University announced Oct. 27, 2017 it would no longer cover contraceptives through its third-party, government-funded insurer. On Nov. 7, 2017, it reversed these changes and said its third-party insurers would continue to cover contraception. On Feb. 7, 2018, Notre Dame announced it would abandon its third-party coverage and pay for coverage of “simple contraceptives” through its own health plan.Campus crossroads project completed — Jan. 15, 2018After four years of construction, the $400 million Campus Crossroads project was completed with the opening of the Duncan Student Center, O’Neill Hall and Corbett Family Hall. The purpose of the project was to centralize every element of campus life in one location and included new classrooms, recreational facilities, meeting rooms and a student center.Columbus murals to no longer be on full display — Jan. 20, 2019On Jan. 20, Fr. Jenkins announced Notre Dame would cover the Columbus murals, a series of 19th-century paintings by Italian artist Luigi Gregori on display in the Main Building. The murals, which depict the life and work of Christopher Columbus, were criticized for years for their depiction of Columbus as a savior figure to Native Americans. In a statement to the student body, Jenkins said the murals would soon be covered with a ”woven material,” but that high-resolution photographs of the paintings would eventually be displayed in an environment more conducive to consideration elsewhere on campus.Polar Vortex: Tri-campus community closes as temperatures near record lows — Jan. 29-31, 2019The tri-campus community canceled classes when sub-zero temperatures swept the Midwest the week of Jan. 28. Notre Dame closed from 7 p.m. Jan. 29 and reopened 1 p.m. Jan. 31. Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross closed from Jan. 29-31, reopening on Feb. 1. During the vortex, Holy Cross lost power from approximately 6:25 a.m. to noon Jan. 30. Notre Dame experienced a number of pipe bursts and other leaks following the vortex. The last time the tri-campus community closed due to winter weather was Jan. 27-28, 2014.Notre Dame stops using coal for energy — Oct. 14, 2019As a direct result of the Comprehensive Sustainability Strategy, a multi-pronged plan for a more sustainable campus initiated by the University in 2015, the campus power plant phased out burning coal a year ahead of schedule. In order to facilitate the transition from coal, a new gas line was built to complement the original line in the power plant, and the oil storage capacity was doubled. In addition, the University elected to invest $113 million in renewable energy projects shortly after announcing the five-year plan to cease burning coal, which included the creation of a hydroelectric plant on St. Joseph River, a geothermal system and a new thermal energy East Plant. The University’s sustainability plan looks almost 50 years in the future, spearheading more projects and initiatives to allow Notre Dame to become carbon neutral by 2050.University cancels in-person classes, suspends all study abroad programs due to COVID-19 concerns — March 11, 2020Saint Mary’s extends spring break to March 20, suspends all in-person classes while providing option to return to campus — March 11, 2020Holy Cross moves to distance learning until April 13 — March 11, 2020On March 11, Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross announced the suspension of all in-person classes until at least April 13, replacing all courses with virtual teaching and other alternative learning options. All University and College-sponsored international programs were also canceled, and students and U.S.-based faculty were directed to return home as soon as possible. Notre Dame undergraduate residence halls were to remain open only to students approved to remain on campus. While Saint Mary’s students were originally allowed to return to live in their residence halls, the option was revoked on March 13 except for students who received special permission. By March 18, Notre Dame extended the cancellation of classes to the end of the spring semester, pro-rating students for room and board. Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross followed on March 19. Holy Cross announced plans to prorate room and board costs, while Saint Mary’s is providing grants to students to cover a partial room and board refund. At Notre Dame, the 253 students living in on-campus residences were instructed to return to their permanent homes as quickly as possible. Saint Mary’s students who were originally authorized to remain in their rooms. On March 30, Jenkins announced commencement for the Notre Dame class of 2020 will be held virtually, and seniors will be invited back to campus Memorial Day weekend 2021 to celebrate their graduation. Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross plan to hold in-person ceremonies in the fall of 2020. Tags: 2020 commencement, commencement edition 2020, Donald Trump, Jan Cerevelli Major headlines in the last four years Jan Cervelli resigns as President of Saint Mary’s, files civil suit against CollegeOn Oct. 5, 2018, Jan Cervelli resigned from her position as president of Saint Mary’s — just under two years after her official inauguration on Nov. 12, 2016. In an Observer article from Oct. 8, 2018, Board of Trustees chair Mary Burke said it was “[Cervelli’s] decision alone to resign.”Cervelli filed a civil suit against Saint Mary’s on March 12, 2019, stating members of the College’s Board of Trustees pressured her to resign and did not honor a settlement agreement that would allow Cervelli to stay at Saint Mary’s as a tenured professor.On March 22, 2019, the College filed a counterclaim response to Cervelli’s lawsuit. Cervelli filed a response to their counterclaim on April 4.This past spring semester though Cervelli taught four courses at the College — a Design Lab I course within the Art Department and three classes within the College’s Environmental Studies program.7 students, 1 rector lost in four yearsIn 2016, Notre Dame lost two students. Third-year law student Karabo Moleah, 26, died March 31 in Philadelphia while studying in the Law School’s Washington D.C. program. His friends remember his questioning nature and intelligence.On March 9, junior Theresa Sagartz was found dead in her off-campus residence from natural causes related to a chronic medical condition. A third-generation member of the Notre Dame community, her friends and family remember her as adventurous, self-assured and generous with her time.In 2017, Notre Dame lost two students. First-year law student Travis McElmurry, who was dual-enrolled at the business school, died March 12 in his off-campus residence. His friends said he had an easygoing nature and loved his dog.On March 31, former undergraduate student Edward Lim died at his home in Cincinnati. His friends said Lim had made a significant impact during his time at the University and remembered his love for music, philosophy and the Notre Dame Chorale.Notre Dame lost one rector in 2018. On Feb. 7, Sister Mary McNamara, the rector of Breen-Phillips (BP) Hall, died from complications related to a stroke. Sister McNamara’s loved ones said she found her dream job as the rector of BP. She was remembered for her sense of humor and her commitment to her ministry.In 2019, Notre Dame lost one student. Shortly after he graduated, Chris Westdyk died June 3 after a long battle with cancer. Westdyk was very involved in his dorm, Stanford Hall, serving as a two-time Welcome Weekend ambassador, designer of the Stanford flag and a resident assistant. His friends remember his strong sense of humility and his hardworking nature.In 2020, the tri-campus community lost two students. On Jan 24, senior Annrose Jerry was found dead in St. Mary’s Lake after she was reported missing three days prior. A member of the Folk Choir, her friends remember her for her love of music and her selflessness.On March 12, Saint Mary’s senior Isabelle Melchor died. Melchor was a global studies major and deeply involved at the College. A professor remembered her as inspirational, saying Melchor was always quick to smile despite her health struggles.
“I am very proud of my players. We needed to have lots of patience against a very good team,” said Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui, whose team are now unbeaten in 19 matches in all competitions, to BT Sport. “We have ambition we work very hard… but we are going to play against Manchester United… the biggest team in world football.”Premier League outfit Wolves thought they were set to make the perfect start in the 11th minute when Adam Traore set off on a sensational surge towards goal from his own half and was chopped down in the area by Diego Carlos.However Raul Jimenez, who had scored all of his previous eight penalties for Wolves, sent a weak spot-kick towards Yassine Bounou, who could hardly believe his luck as he batted the Mexican’s tame shot aside. There were claims that Bounou had left his line while Sevilla players seemed to enter the area before the penalty was taken, but in any case that was to be Wolves’ last shot on target of the match as chances became hard to come by.Sevilla though began to take a stranglehold on the play and force Wolves back into their own half.However they struggled to carve out many clear-cut opportunities, with Wolves’ defense managing to snuff out their opponents when they did manage to break free. Topics : Ocampos snatches victory The first good chance of the second half came when Jules Kounde met Suso’s beautifully flighted cross in the 66th minute, but the Frenchman had to stretch for the ball and sent it looping over the bar.Eleven minutes later Rui Patrico did well to tip over Ever Banega’s dipping free-kick as Wolves began to rock, but the goalkeeper could do nothing to stop Sevilla’s winner with two minutes left.Banega was again at the heart of the action, whipping in a fizzing cross that Lucas Ocampos did brilliantly to guide into the bottom corner and send his team into the semis.In Gelsenkirchen Shakhtar booked their spot in the last four with a commanding win over Basel that will give Inter Milan something to think about ahead of their semi-final clash on Monday.”I’m feeling amazing because we have worked hard and we trust we can reach the final,” said goalscorer Junior Moraes. “If you want to test yourself, you have to play against teams at this high level.”The Ukrainian side got off to a flyer thanks to Brazil-born Moraes, who headed home Marlos’ corner with less than two minutes on the clock, and they never looked back from that point on.Taison put Shakhtar two ahead 20 minutes later when his deflected shot flashed past Basel’s bamboozled goalkeeper Dorde Nikolic.Alan Patrick put the result beyond doubt from the penalty spot with 14 minutes left after Taison’s burst into the box was ended by a clumsy challenge from Basel defender Yannick Marchand.Shakhtar rounded off a fine display in the 88th minute when right-back Dodo combined with Tete before smashing home a superb finish.Ricky van Wolfswinkel’s close range strike for Basel a minute into stoppage time made no difference to a thumping defeat for the Swiss. Sevilla qualified for the semi-finals of the Europa League on Tuesday after Lucas Ocampos’ late header broke Wolverhampton Wanderers’ hearts, while Shakhtar Donetsk thumped Basel 4-1 to join the Spaniards in the last four.Five-time competition winners Sevilla face Manchester United in Cologne on Sunday thanks to a brilliant header from Argentine Ocampos with less than two minutes left on the clock which gave them a deserved 1-0 win, while Shakhtar take on Inter Milan on Monday in another intriguing tie.Sevilla dominated their English opponents over the course of the match, as a tired-looking Wolves’ dreams of European glory ended with a whimper.
After wrecking his ride, Robbie bought a new car from Curt Martin and picked it up in Independence on July 4. That brought Team Jorgensen back up to its full complement of four cars but still just three trailers. HARLAN, Iowa – When the checkers flew at the conclusion of the June 20 IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature at Shelby County Speedway, the happiest driver in the race was probably the guy who finished ninth. Veteran Dave Jorgensen of Elkhorn, Neb., turned laps with grandsons Robbie and A.J. for just the second time this season that evening – a third racing grandson, Jakes, was on a fishing trip that Father’s Day weekend – and there were smiles all around before and after the show. “Racing binds us together. I get to see them more so it’s time well spent,” said Jorgensen. ”When I’m 75 or 80 it will be fun to look back, and I’m sure they’ll feel the same way.” “There are times you want to give them extra room but I try to race them like I would anyone else,” Jorgensen said. I’m tickled to death if they pass me and it makes me feel good if I can pass them.” Dave Jorgensen was joined by grandsons Robbie (left) and A.J. in the June 20 IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature field at Shelby County Speedway. (Photo courtesy of Dave Jorgensen) Jorgensen’s son Dave Jr. retired after winning a track championship of his own and now serves as crew chief for his dad and boys. Robbie started racing in 2014 and was joined by A.J. in 2015 and Jake in 2019. “We had all four cars on the track for the Tiny Lund last fall,” Jorgensen said. “We’ll try to get a couple more nights where there are three or four of us racing yet this season.”
Mourinho attended a personal hearing on Wednesday following an improper conduct charge after he was sent to the stands by referee Chris Foy towards the end of a 1-0 loss at Villa Park. But the Portuguese was on Thursday fined £8,000 and warned as to his future conduct by the Football Association. It is understood Mourinho is unhappy with the verdict and is waiting for the independent regulatory commission’s written reasons before deciding how to respond and whether to appeal against the ruling. It was the second time Mourinho had been sent to the stands this season. Following his sending off against Cardiff in October, Mourinho accepted the charge and was fined £8,000, but he was not prepared to leave the latest charge unchallenged. He said: “It can be £1. It’s the principle.” Mourinho was dismissed after Ramires had been shown a red card for an over-the-top tackle on Karim El Ahmadi. As well as Ramires, Willian was sent off during the contest. The Chelsea manager came on to the pitch as a melee ensued involving players from both teams, with the substituted Gabriel Agbonlahor and Villa manager Paul Lambert also on the pitch. Chelsea will learn their Champions League semi-final opponents on Friday with manager Jose Mourinho preferring to focus on the Premier League. Mourinho has cancelled his weekly media briefing ahead of Sunday’s match at Swansea, preferring to turn his players’ attention to ending Chelsea’s three-match losing streak away from home at the Liberty Stadium. Prior to the 3-1 loss at Paris St Germain – a result Chelsea overturned on Tuesday to reach the last four of the Champions League – the Blues were beaten at Aston Villa and Crystal Palace. The Portuguese claimed he was only attempting to cool tempers, and to ask Foy why he had not sent off Agbonlahor for accosting Ramires, but the referee was not interested and he dismissed the Chelsea manager. Mourinho then asked to speak to Foy in the referee’s room, but he did not want to speak to the Chelsea boss. The Blues boss then called on the Premier League not to appoint Foy for Chelsea matches. Mourinho has been seething since the loss at Villa, the first of two away defeats in succession in the Premier League. After the defeat at Crystal Palace, Mourinho conceded Chelsea’s title chances were over, although they are two points behind leaders Liverpool entering this weekend’s fixtures. Mourinho said recently: “Can we play against Aston Villa again? No. “The momentum was broken. Somebody broke the momentum.” Mourinho also believes Foy’s performance could prove costly for Chelsea. He said: “The other matches we lost because we didn’t play well. You find the natural reasons for losing a match. “If you go to the Villa match it’s difficult. What happened in the defeat against Villa I never learn, I never accept. “Somebody was very successful in putting a hurdle in front of us. And we crashed the hurdle against Aston Villa and we lost. “Villa was not a normal football match and we always hope that football matches are normal.” Mourinho also left his technical area after Demba Ba’s decisive strike against PSG in Tuesday’s 2-0 win, racing down the touchline in celebration and to provide tactical instructions. The Portuguese has avoided punishment from UEFA, though. UEFA told Press Association Sport: “No disciplinary proceedings have been opened in this regard.” Press Association
Last night, the BH national team player Gojko Cimirot made a debut for PAOK, which drew the match against Xanthi with a result of 0:0 in the first round of the Greek Super League.After the transition from the FC Sarajevo to the Greek PAOK, Cimirot debuted for his new club yesterday against Xanthi. He played well until the 24th minute, when he unfortunately got injured. Luckily, it was a minor injury; thereby it will cause no bigger problems.During the match PAOK was the better team on the field, had the ball in its possession and directed a total of 14 shots towards the opponent’s goal, six in the frame and eight out of the frame. The guests made only four shots, two of which hit the frame of the goal.(Source: klix.ba)
NOTES: The winning owners are Schroeder Farms, LLC of Corona Del Mar, CA, Beverly Engelberg and Jan Steeper. JOCKEY QUOTES KENT DESORMEAUX, BLUE TONE, WINNER: “He broke horribly today and I didn’t know if he had anything left at the half-mile pole. I absolutely nursed him to the quarter pole and he showed all the class that he has and held them at bay.“Not for nothing but he must be a mudder. He won’t step in a puddle on the road out to the racetrack in the mornings, but I walked him out onto the track today and he was paddling in it, like a child in the mud. He was like a little kid. He was enjoying himself.” BOB HESS, JR., TRAINER OF BLUE TONE, WINNER: “It was apparent there wasn’t any pace in the race. The other day when he stumbled (out of the gate when finishing fourth in the Grade III Native Diver Handicap Nov. 27), we couldn’t have beaten the winner, but I thought we could’ve been second. He’s a big lumbering horse and when he’s able to run like this, he’s a lot better. We’ve got some money now, so we’re going to run next at Gulfstream in the Poseidon on Jan. 28. It’s $400,000 and we’re going to take a shot.” TRAINER QUOTES
The School of Nations has purchased more than US$1200 worth of equipment with the aim of developing a robotics club.Prior to this initiative, a number of students from the institution travelled to Canada last February to participate in a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) course at the London International Academy (LIA).At this event, the Nations team took part in the LIA’s First Robotic Competition (FRC) team’s robot, where a robot similar to a forklift was constructed. The students gained firsthand knowledge about ideas and skills that are needed in the robotics world. They also experienced situations that may arise when constructing robots while being taught to think outside of the box.At the end of the programme, the students were presented with certificates and a three-dimensional (3D) printer. The institution is now hoping that they can successfully establish a functional robotics team after this experience.
Gardaí have confirmed they are investigating a road traffic collision that occurred just outside Carndonagh yesterday evening (Weds). It is understood that the accident occurred at approximately 7:20pm on Wednesday evening.Two vehicles are reported to have collided with a deer, however, upon arrival no deer was present. No offence disclosed and no injuries sustained.Gardaí enquires are continuing.Gardaí investigating two car accident involving deer in Carndonagh was last modified: October 24th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
21 January 2013 Unemployed people or those earning less than R5 500 a month will now have more information on how to access state-sponsored legal advice and representation when charged with a crime, facing an eviction, or needing legal help with family, contract or other matters. This is according to newly appointed regional operations executive for Legal Aid South Africa in Mpumalanga and Limpopo, Mpho Kgabi, who took over the reins at the beginning of 2013. “As the two provinces are mainly rural, my main goal is to bring justice centres closer to the communities, as most of the people lack information on legal representation,” Kgabi told African Eye News Service. “Our team will liaise with ward councillors and mostly traditional authorities to ensure expansion in rural areas by supplying pamphlets through poster distribution so everyone has access to information to understand the services we offer.” Kgabi said her work would include keeping her Justice Centre staff motivated to serve communities at all times. She said her team would also liaise with the National Prosecuting Authority, the justice department, NGOs and community-based organisations.For the poor and unemployed She warned that chance takers who did not deserve legal aid would not be serviced. “Legal aid is, in a nutshell, for the unemployed or persons earning R5 500 or less per month. Because we get tax money to spend on legal assistance for the poor, we must make sure the person applying for legal aid really qualifies. “We ask a person who needs help to tell how much money he or she gets every month as wages or a salary, and what they own, like a car or house. We then give them a form to fill in all this information, and a Legal Aid official is always available to help with this,” Kgabi said. A person who gets any state grant or a state old pension automatically qualifies for legal aid, but he or she will be asked to show official documents that proves this. “In criminal cases, children always get legal aid and do not have to do a Means Test, but in civil cases the family will have to meet the Means Test requirements,” she said.Types of cases handled Kgabi said Legal Aid SA does not provide help for cases involving traffic fines, small offences where jail time is less than 3 months, claims for money owed that is less than R12 000, civil cases that do not have merits for success, as well as other cases excluded in the Legal Aid Guide. The organisation has delivered 90% and more of its business plan annually and has received 10 consecutive unqualified audits from the Auditor-General. Legal Aid SA has assisted more than 400 000 people per annum across South Africa. “This high performance is a result of strong vision and strategic planning translated into clear business and implementation plans and effective monitoring, tracking of performance, commitment, dedication and passion for justice from the Legal Aid South Africa staff,” said Kgabi. She condemned legal practitioners who took advantage of individuals facing criminal charges and illegally charged them for Legal Aid services. “We have a strong policy on dishonest behaviour. One practitioner was fired following a case brought to our attention in Middelburg in December 2011, after he illegally charged an individual,” she said.Justice centres, satellite centres Kgabi said the organisation delivers the bulk of its services through nine Justice Centres and 16 satellite centres in Limpopo in areas such as Makhado, Modimolle, Thohoyandou, Polokwane and Tzaneen, and four in Mpumalanga, which are Ermelo, Middelburg, Mbombela and Emalahleni. Legal Aid SA regional spokesman Isaac Dhludhlu said their organisational mandate in terms of the Bill of Rights was to protect, respect and defend the rights of children, women, the landless, evicted persons and farmworkers. “All accused persons who face prison sentences of more than three months without the option of a fine and who cannot afford their own lawyers, prisoners who have to stay in jail until their case is heard, or those who are already in prison who wish to bring an appeal, will receive our assistance,” said Dhludhlu. Source: SANews.gov.za
2 July 2013Bafana Bafana’s 2014 Fifa World Cup dream is not yet over. The world governing body handed the South African national team a lifeline on Monday when it sanctioned the Ethiopian Football Federation for fielding an ineligible player against Botswana last month.Bafana coach Gordon Igesund reacted to the decision, saying: “We welcome the decision, which I believe was expected. It was never in doubt because rules are rules, so in our view it is a correct decision.“The decision also gives us a second bite of the cherry. We now have to beat Botswana and hope Ethiopia loses or draws against Central African Republic. But I am very pleased with the outcome.”StatementIn a statement, Fifa confirmed its sanction of Ethiopia for fielding an ineligible player in the match between Botswana and Ethiopia played in Lobatse on 8 June. Ethiopia won the game 2-1, but the match has now been awarded to Botswana following a Fifa disciplinary committee hearing.“The match is declared to be forfeited and awarded 3-0 in favour of Botswana, with the EFF also receiving a fine of R60 000 after the Fifa Disciplinary Committee considered the EFF liable for having breached article 55 paragraph 1 of the Fifa Disciplinary Code and article 8 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Regulations,” read the statement.“The sanction relates to the Ethiopian player Minyahile Teshome Beyene failing to serve the automatic one-match suspension imposed on him following two cautions received in two different matches (article 17 paragraph 3 of the Fifa Disciplinary Code).”‘Welcome’“We accept and welcome the announcement by Fifa,” said South African Football Association (Safa) CEO Dennis Mumble.“Regarding our issue where we also wrote to them (Fifa) about the same player featuring in our match having not served his suspension, we were not looking for three points but were just inquiring about the status of the player in the qualifiers,” Mumble said.“We would also like to reiterate our coach’s views that there is now much more to play for in the qualifiers as we believe we stand a good chance of proceeding to the next round of play-offs, even though it must be noted that it’s no longer in our hands. But we will go there [Botswana] and do the best we can, and hope for a favourable result in the other match.”PointsBafana Bafana are now two points behind Group A leaders Ethiopia, with one round of group stages matches remaining.However, South Africa’s goal difference is superior to that of the Walia Antelopes, and should the teams finish level on points, with a Bafana Bafana win and Ethiopian draw in the final round of matches, South Africa would, according to the Fifa World Cup rules, advance to the next round of qualifying.The last round of matches takes place on 6 September, with Bafana at home to Botswana and Ethiopia away to the Central African Republic.SAinfo reporter and South African Football Association