Akpan of the men’s soccer team named Hermann Trophy finalist

first_imgAndre Akpan ’10, who led the No. 10-ranked Harvard men’s soccer team to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament, has been named one of three finalists for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, which honors the top Division I college soccer player in the country. This year’s winner will be announced on Jan. 8, 2010, at the Missouri Athletic Club in downtown St. Louis.The senior co-captain, who is first in points, assists, and tied for first in goals scored all-time at Harvard, was crowned Ivy Player of the Year on Nov. 17 and is the first Crimson player to be named a finalist for the award.In addition to being named a Hermann Trophy finalist, Akpan was also named to the College Soccer News All-America first team on Dec. 14 and was invited to attend the 2010 adidas Major League Soccer Player Combine (Jan. 8-12), joining teammate Kwaku Nyamekye ’10.last_img read more

GRC hosts ‘Festival on the Quad’

first_imgVPI has five major goals, which the GRC hopes to accomplish throughout its year-long efforts: to raise awareness about violence in the local community, to increase understanding about global violence, to promote the healing of survivors of violence, to fundraise for local non-profits invested in violence prevention and/or service to survivors of violence and to serve as a flagship for violence prevention programming on Catholic campuses. The Notre Dame Gender Relations Center (GRC) will end its year-long Violence Prevention Initiative (VPI) by hosting its second annual “Now is the Time: Festival on the Quad” event from 5 to 8 p.m. on South Quad tonight.In addition to free food and corn hole, there will be live music from 5 to 7:30 p.m. featuring student bands, including The Revelin’ Family Band, Ana Livias Daughtersons and Pat McKillen.  Following the music, there will be readings from “A Time to Write,” the GRC’s journal of writings about experiences with violence.  Select student writers will share excerpts of their pieces, and free copies of the journal will be provided to those in attendance. Moriarty said the Festival is held at the end of the year to conclude the year’s efforts. “The festival started last year with five of us students just brainstorming about how to raise more awareness about sexual violence,” Tighe said. “Through working with GRC we came up with VPI for a year-long effort to provide support and raise awareness.” “To do a public reading of these pieces will remind us of these stories and why we’re here,” said Elizabeth Moriarty, assistant director of the GRC.  “While we may not have our own story, there are people in our midst who are survivors of sexual violence.” In addition, SOS facilitates an on-campus support group for women who are survivors of sexual assault. Moriarty said Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 is the inspiring message that unites the VPI events.    Aside from being an event to raise awareness about sexual violence, the festival is also a fundraiser for the SOS of the Family Justice Center, the Rape Crisis Center of St. Joseph County.   “Part of Notre Dame’s uniqueness is that we can connect something like this to faith and we can find our inspiration from scripture,” Moriarty said. “It teaches us how there are times of celebration and times of mourning, and we have to carry them all with us. Not just the happy and pleasant times but the struggles, too. That’s what helps us to heal.” Senior and student representative Patrick Tighe said the readings are “powerful” to hear and help raise awareness for the cause.  “We chose SOS because they are in desperate need of money and they work directly with Notre Dame and its students,” Moriarty said.   Moriarty said SOS provides advocates for Notre Dame, Holy Cross and Saint Mary’s students who have to go to the hospital for sexual violence.  They also train advocates, take phone calls for the crisis hotline and support people who have suffered from violence. “We wanted to have something that was more of a celebratory environment to celebrate our efforts in dealing with issues related to sexual violence,” Moriarty said.  “It’s not all doom and gloom when working in advocacy and activism.”last_img read more

Staff Picks – December 2013

first_imgRASHED’S PICKSAVOR THERMOS TUMBLERSecret’s out, LI: I’m getting married—which, of course, is pretty awesome. Her name is Jennifer, and she’s pretty awesome, too. But here’s the thing: I need to seriously start saving some cash. So during one of my trips to Target I stumbled upon a Savor thermos tumbler, which is advertised for tea drinkers and claims to keep liquids hot for up to six hours. I bought it, tested it, and poof—it works! Instead of tea, I fill it up with coffee (My name is Rashed, and I’m an addict) and pour it into a mug religiously at about 2 p.m. every day. Sadly, I have removed myself from the Press’ legendary coffee runs—for now. It’s time for penny pinching, and I’m willing to do my part. I’m pretty sure this thermos is just the start. CHRIS’ PICKMILES DAVIS: THE ORIGINAL MONO RECORDINGS (COLUMBIA/SONY LEGACY RECORDINGS)Released just as the cold, blustery arctic winds of winter solidify any recollections of the summer into memories frozen in time, this historic box set likewise blows away all previous early collections of The Prince of Darkness, further transforming the unfolding season’s icy lonely tundra into somber-yet-triumphant notes of glorious colors, heat and beauty. It consists of nine albums recorded between 1956 and 1961—in mini-LP replica jackets—and includes rare editions previously unreleased in any Miles Davis collection in the United States. Let the jazz blizzard begin. SPENCER’S PICKWINNING ALBANY: UNTOLD STORIES ABOUT THE FAMOUS AND NOT SO FAMOUS BY JERRY KREMER (NEW IDEA PRESS)This charming little book recounts the odyssey of Arthur “Jerry” Kremer, once dubbed by The New York Times as Long Island’s “Most Effective Legislator,” who went from selling custard on the boardwalk in Long Beach to sponsoring more than 250 state laws in Albany as a Democratic Assemblyman and a powerful committee chairman. He’s hobnobbed with Nelson Rockefeller, Robert Kennedy, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Pope John Paul II, and a colorful assortment of characters in between. It’s not literature but it is invaluable as a heartfelt, honest history lesson on New York politics because Jerry sheds light on what really went on in those smoke-filled rooms behind closed doors. And along the way, we learn what good government is all about—and how hard it is to achieve. TIMOTHY’S PICKTREESJust because winter starts this month, doesn’t mean gardeners’ green thumbs must hibernate until spring. The cold months are the best times to plant trees, horticulturists say, because they can use the time to establish roots and will be ready to bloom when the weather gets warm again. Aside from the joy of watching something grow, planting a tree can be timed to mark a special occasion—or dedicated to someone’s memory—and, when it’s fully grown, save homeowners’ money on their energy bill by providing shade. Of course, it’s best to stick with trees native to Long Island, such as this pitch pine, rather than invasive species such as Norway Maple, Japanese Barberry or Rusty Willow. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

Metsger: FOM changes needed now

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Modernizing the agency’s field-of-membership regulations will greatly benefit the nation’s credit unions, NCUA Vice Chairman Rick Metsger said in a speech Monday before the Education Credit Union Council’s Annual Conference.“The dual chartering system works most effectively when both state and federal policies keep pace with changes in the financial marketplace, equalize competitive challenges, and streamline regulatory compliance,” Metsger said.“While the overall number of charter changes has gone down the past few years, the pendulum is now skewing heavily from federal to state charters at almost a three-to-one pace over the last four years,” he added. “Over a similar four-year period a decade ago, conversions ran nearly two-to-one in the other direction.”NAFCU has been pressing NCUA for an easing in current chartering and FOM restrictions. The association has recommended legislative changes in its five-point plan for credit union regulatory relief regarding FOM and regulatory action in its “Top Ten” list of rules to fix or eliminate. continue reading »last_img read more

Number 5 and Lampy’s to combine into McCoy’s Chophouse, opening date unknown amid pandemic

first_imgHe even mentioned the worst case scenario, saying, “Obviously if this coronavirus continues for many more months, we’re going to be in the hole, we have to pull out, I think we can, I’m not really worried about it because I’m sure we’ll do well.” And when asked how he plans to be successful amid the pandemic, McCoy said, “I wish I had an answer for you, we’ll do what we do very well, we’ll be the best restaurant in town, we’ll do business and hopefully we’re not at half staff for long…I don’t have any magic formula.” McCoy said when it comes to the opening, “It’ll be as soon as we can after all restaurants are open, understand it’s probably only going to be every other table.” However, this new business venture is planned to get underway amid the coronavirus pandemic. “That’s not good and that’s not good for any restaurant, because they can’t make ends meet with every other table.” On top of keeping original menu items around, he added, “It gets me an opportunity also to keep a lot of my staff from both restaurants.”center_img It’s a situation he said isn’t promising. (WBNG) — The owner of Number 5 in Binghamton and Lampy’s in Endicott tells 12 News the two will transition into one new restaurant called McCoy’s Chophouse, planning to open amid the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking of the new restaurant, which will sit in Lampy’s current spot, Owner Jim McCoy said Wednesday, “We can merge the two menus together and bring a high class steakhouse to Endicott which I think will do reasonably well.” The current spot where Number 5 sits is set to be turned into a gas station, convenience store and retail development.last_img read more

Government submits COVID-19 crisis playbook to House

first_imgJokowi said on Tuesday the Perppu would serve as a basis for the government and banking and financial authorities to carry out “extraordinary measures to safeguard people’s health, the national economy and financial system stability”.The government has announced that it will boost state spending by up to Rp 405.1 trillion (US$24.6 billion), pushing the budget deficit up to 5.07 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), to allow the country to afford the fight against COVID-19.Of the extra spending, the government will allocate Rp 75 trillion for healthcare spending, Rp 110 trillion for social protection and Rp 70.1 trillion for tax incentives and credit for enterprises. The biggest chunk, Rp 150 trillion, will be set aside for economic-recovery programs including credit restructuring and financing for small and medium businesses.Read also: Indonesia’s COVID-19 stimulus playbook explained The government expects Indonesia’s economy to grow by 2.3 percent this year under the baseline scenario, which would be the lowest rate since 1999, or to contract by 0.4 percent in the worst-case scenario. Such scenarios have been made in the face of higher risks of a global recession, according to the finance minister.The rupiah is projected to hover between Rp 17,500 and Rp 20,000 per US dollar under the worst-case scenario, a historic low even weaker than the 1998 Asian financial crisis level.House Speaker Puan Maharani said during the same press briefing that the House would support the government’s efforts to safeguard public health and the economy, adding that lawmakers would discuss the Perppu for approval.“We are hoping that by working together at a time like this, we will have a good impact on all Indonesians,” she said. The government has submitted to the House of Representatives a government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) that allows financial authorities to roll out crisis protocols amid fears the COVID-19 pandemic will hit the economy hard.Perppu No. 1/2020, signed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Tuesday and effective immediately, covers a range of measures that include allowing Bank Indonesia (BI) to throw a lifeline to the state budget through direct government bond purchases and giving policymakers impunity in taking extraordinary measures, as well as allowing the state budget deficit to surpass the legal 3 percent limit.“The spread of COVID-19 has triggered a health and humanitarian crisis. This could potentially lead to an economic crisis and financial crisis,” Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said during a livestreamed press briefing after submitting the regulation on Thursday. “The regulation will serve as a legal background to protect public health and help affected communities, businesses and the economy.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Equinor Completes Polish Offshore Wind Trifecta

first_imgNorway’s energy major Equinor has completed the acquisition of a 50 % interest in the offshore wind development project Bałtyk I in Poland from Polenergia.The Bałtyk I offshore location license allows for development of a wind farm with a capacity up to 1560MW of which Equinor will hold 50%. The company will be the manager for the construction preparation and the potential construction and operational phases.Equinor now has an interest in all three Bałtyk offshore wind development projects, MFW Bałtyk III, MFW Bałtyk II, and  MFW Bałtyk I.”The acquisition of Baltyk I strengthens our presence in the Baltic Sea area. With interest in all three – Baltyk I, II and III projects, we have the opportunity to build scale and value in what we see as an important energy region,” said Jens Økland, Senior vice president for business development in New energy solutions in Equinor.Back in 2018 Equinor acquired a 50 % interest in the offshore wind development projects Bałtyk II and Bałtyk III which have a combined planned capacity of 1,440MW.Later that year, Equinor decided to exercise an option to acquire a 50 % interest in the Bałtyk I offshore wind development project, and this transaction is now concluded.The wind farm area is in the Baltic Sea in water depths of 25-35 meters, approximately 80 kilometers from the port of Łeba.“Poland is an important market for Equinor and we are pleased to continue our partnership with Polenergia, which is an experienced energy company with an in-depth knowledge of the Polish energy market,” said Økland.The two companies have a 50/50 joint venture and are working together to mature the Baltyk projects towards construction.Equinor has also welcomed the recent progress in the development of a legal framework for offshore wind in Poland. Clearly defined targets for offshore wind, a robust and predictable framework that sets the right incentives and a streamlined permitting process will be key success factors to develop the offshore wind sector in Poland and to realize the Polish supply chain potential, the company said.last_img read more

Weekend Area Results

first_imgCongratulations to the Greensburg and East Central girls cross country teams for advancing to the semi-state competition this weekend.  Although many area individuals will be going on in cross country, these are the only 2 teams to advance.In volleyball and soccer, all area schools were eliminated.Kudos to Greensburg girls in volleyball for making the sectional finals and to both Batesville soccer teams as well as the OA girls soccer team for getting to the regional finals!  All 3 of these soccer teams had great seasons.last_img read more

‘Messi, Maradona, CR7 couldn’t play together’

first_img However, “El Cholo” also shared his view that it would be a stretch too far to add Ronaldo to the mix, given that all three players lack a strong defensive work rate. Diego Simeone Read Also:De Boer: Messi the big problem for Coutinho “Adding Cristiano would be more complicated,” the 50-year-old added. “We would start having holes. I always say that if one [player] does not run, fine. If two do not run, it is difficult. If three do not run, impossible.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day The Atletico Madrid boss was speaking to the Argentine Football Association when he explained how, despite their differences, Albiceleste greats Messi and Maradona could play in the same team. “Messi and Maradona are different,” Simeone explained, as reported by AS. “One [Messi] is a goalscoring machine. I have suffered daily in recent years [against him]. The other [Maradona] was Argentine football represented in a person. “Today it would seem that Messi, more mature, is beginning to externalise… They could play together.”Advertisement Despite Cristiano Ronaldo, Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi being three of football’s greatest-ever players, former Argentina international Diego Simeone has explained why he believes the trio could never play together in the same team. Loading… last_img read more

Henry in contention to replace Setien as Barcelona manager

first_imgArsenal legend, Thierry Henry, is among a list of candidates who could become the next Barcelona boss. The Catalans are due to hold an emergency meeting after they were embarrassingly dumped out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich. Head coach Quique Setien watched on as his team shipped eight goals against the German side and his eight-month tenure is set to end in the coming days. It leaves Barcelona looking for a second manager in 2020 after sacking Ernesto Valverde in January. The Spanish giants have often looked to appoint a man ingrained in their footballing philosophy and Henry would fit that mould. Lionel Messi one of nine Barcelona stars to score zero in brutal Spanish press ratings He moved to the Nou Camp in 2007 and was part of Pep Guardiola’s treble-winning side in 2009. Since going into management he has often used the former Barcelona boss as a reference point and is currently in charge of MLS side Montreal Impact. He lasted just over three months as Monaco boss before being axed but is on a list of names that also includes Mauricio Pochettino, Ronald Koeman and Massimiliano Allegri, reports SportAdvertisement Loading… Promoted Content7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone8 Most Expensive Mistakes In The History Of MankindWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do Thiscenter_img Pochettino is thought to be the favourite but his connections with cross city rivals Espanyol would affect his popularity. The Argentine previously said he would never take charge at the Nou Camp but has recently backtracked on such comments. He was shown the door by Tottenham in November despite a successful spell that saw him play an attractive brand of football that would be welcomed at Barcelona. Koeman is another former player who has long been touted with the hot seat. The Dutchman scored the winning goal as Barcelona conquered Europe for the first time under Johan Cruyff in 1992. read also:De Bruyne blows up Twitter after equaling Henry’s assist record Allegri has been without a job since leaving Juventus in 2019 but oversaw a hugely successful period in Turin. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique called on the club to make changes following their European nightmare and confessed he may have played his last game for the Catalans. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more