‘Thank you’ board on South Quad recognizes donors

first_imgThe Notre Dame Development Office will construct a large board on South Quad on Wednesday in an effort to say “thank you” to the many beneficiaries of the University.Louis Nanni, vice president for university relations, said the idea came from the development team and started last week with the delivery of 29 boards, each 3 feet by 8 feet, to each residence hall.“The phrase ‘Thank you for the gift of Notre Dame,’ has 29 letters and we have 29 residence halls,” Nanni said. “So we worked with Student Affairs and the rectors [of each residence hall] to get each of the 3-feet-by-8-feet panels into the halls this past week for students to write ‘thank you’ messages.”The letters will be displayed on a wall on South Quad on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Nanni said.“We are building a 119-foot-long wall that will stand a little more than 8 feet tall,” Nanni said. “The wall will be featured in a thank-you message we’ll be sending out to all of the University’s donors next week, just prior to Thanksgiving.”Nanni said the idea for the wall came from a desire to thank Notre Dame’s donors in a more visible way.“A couple of years ago, we created a 24-foot-long ‘thank you’ card that more than 1,000 students signed,” Nanni said. “We have a lot to be thankful for here at Notre Dame. We want to thank our donors for their generosity in a more visible and meaningful way.”“We wanted to thank our more than 100,000 donors,” he said. “The goal is to simply say thank you. Our students are the biggest beneficiaries of gifts to Notre Dame, and I think it means a lot to the Notre Dame family to see the gratitude of our students.”Students will have the opportunity to sign the letters and thank all the members of the Notre Dame family that have donated to the University, Nanni said. Many students have already signed their residence halls’ letters, he said.“We have already seen more than 2,000 Notre Dame students write a note of thanks on the panels that will make up the ‘thank you’ wall,” Nanni said.Despite recent adverse winter weather conditions on campus, Nanni said the event will still be held outside on South Quad.“We are embracing the elements,” Nanni said. “We will have the snow plows and shovels ready and will serve hot chocolate to all who want to visit the wall and write a note of thanks.”In addition to those that have already signed the letters, Nanni said he hopes for even more students participation Wednesday.“We hope many more will join us, along with faculty, staff and members of the Notre Dame community, who can visit the wall and write a note of thanks for the gift of a Notre Dame education and all that comes with it,” Nanni said.Tags: development, donors, Notre Dame, Thank you, thanksgivinglast_img read more

Suffolk Cop Revives Man Suffering from Heart Attack

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An off-duty Suffolk County police officer, who had just left training for Advanced Life Support, revived an elderly man who suffered a heart attack in Mount Sinai Friday afternoon, police said.Lance Prager, an emergency services section officer, was at Agway of Port Jefferson on Route 25A at 3:27 p.m. when he witnessed the man suffer cardiac arrest, police said. The 86-year-old man fell to the ground and had no pulse and wasn’t breathing, police said.That’s when Prager jumped into action and asked an employee at the store to grab his medical kit from his car as he started CPR. Two patrol officers arrived and started doing compressions and helped administer a shock with a defibrillator, police said.The man started breathing again and was taken to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson where he is in critical but stable condition, police said.last_img read more

How to spice up your credit union — Start a social network

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Element Federal Credit Union has come up with a mighty fine idea to foster a closer connection amongst its employees that has enhanced staff morale, increased productivity, and opened up new channels of communication — even with its employees stationed at their seven branches. Element has created an internal social network, thanks to Yammer, that has accomplished all these things and more. We invited the credit union’s Chief Innovator Linda Bodie on the show to find how just how this network has become so effective for her staff, resulting in greater member service. continue reading »last_img

Security Top Priority as Hofstra Presidential Debate Nears

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Law enforcement is planning to drop a safety net around Hofstra University for next week’s presidential debate, which Nassau County police’s top cop called the most “significant security event” the county has hosted in decades.During a press conference at Hofstra University Wednesday, Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter said at least a half-dozen law enforcement agencies have allocated manpower and other resources for the event. In total, more than a 1,000 cops are expected to flood the debate area.With the eyes of the nation focusing on Hofstra next Monday, county officials said they’re not taking anything for granted.“This election is very unique, and first and foremost you look at the two candidates,” Krumpter said, flanked by police brass. “This is a divisive election; it’s a lot of inflammatory conduct in this election.“You look at the last year in this country and the world as a whole, the number of terrorist events as well as the direct assaults on law enforcement…that’s the big difference today,” he added.QUICK PLANNINGNassau County Executive Ed Mangano said there are no specific threats to the county, adding, “We prepare for the worst and hope for the best.”He said nearby residents should prepare to be inconvenienced by road closures and to plan for alternate routes, suggesting motorists avoid the area entirely.Hofstra University was a late addition to the presidential debate series. Selected first as an alternate location, Hofstra was the Committee on Presidential Debates’ pick to replace Wright University in Ohio, which backed out in July due to security issues and budgetary concerns. That left Nassau County—and Hofstra—a little more than two months to plan for the first of three presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.RELATED: Presidential Debate At Hofstra: Moderator, Format & Other DetailsAlthough officials didn’t have an entire year to devote to the debate, which would’ve been the case had Hofstra initially received a nod, the county said its past experience has been invaluable.The university hosted presidential debates in 2008 and 2012. Come Monday, it’ll have the distinction of being the first-ever university to host three consecutive presidential debates.“It’s a whole lot easier to build on what we know and what we already learned, even though the dynamic today is significantly more complicated,” Krumpter said.Nassau estimates the cost of policing and other county efforts to be upwards of $2 million.THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS EXPECTEDThe county is preparing for an excess of 10,000 demonstrators to flood the nearby area on debate day.Police have designated a portion of Hempstead Turnpike and Hofstra’s south campus parking lots as “Free Speech” zones.Nassau police is following its script from last spring’s Trump rally in Bethpage, which attracted several hundred protesters. Aware of previous altercations between Trump supporters and those who abhor his proposals, the department made sure to segregate the opposing voices. They plan to do the same thing during the debate, Krumpter said.“Nassau County Police Department will not tolerate any violations of law,” Krumpter said. “But we’ll do everything we can to protect people’s rights for free speech.”LIST OF PROHIBITED ITEMSAerosolsAmmunitionAnimals other than service/guide dogsBack PacksBags and signs exceeding size restrictionsBalloonsBicyclesCoolersDrones and other unmanned aircraft systemsExplosivesFirearmsGlass, thermal, or metal containersLaser pointersMace/Pepper sprayPackagesSelfie sticksStructuresSupports for signs and placardsToy gunsWeapons of any kindAny other item determined to be a potential hazardROAD CLOSURESFrom 5 a.m. until midnight:Charles Lindberg Boulevard and Earl Ovington Boulevard will be closed.From 11:30 a.m. through midnight:Hempstead Turnpike will be closed to all traffic between Oak Street and Merrick Avenue by Eisenhower Park.Oak Street will be closed from Hempstead Turnpike north to Westbury Boulevard.Eastbound and westbound traffic in this area should use alternate routes such as Front Street, Old Country Road or Stewart Avenue.Lawrence Street in Uniondale will be one-way northbound only from Hempstead Turnpike to Westbury Boulevard.Courtenay Road in Hempstead will be one-way southbound from Hempstead Turnpike to Front Street.No street parking will be permitted on both Lawrence Street and Courtenay Road on Monday, September 26th.There will be no access to Hempstead Turnpike from Front Street. Residents and other local traffic only will be permitted.The following streets will be one-way southbound for one block south of Hempstead Turnpike:Manor ParkwayMarvin AvenueWalton AvenueGilroy AvenueCunningham Avenuelast_img read more

Peljesac Cellars Open Days 2017 announced

first_imgPelješac winemakers are organizing this year as well Open days of Peljesac cellars  from 01 to 02 December, and with a traditional tour of the wineries this year, the main part of the program of the event takes place in the House of Wine Tradition in Putnikovići.Pelješac Cellars Open Days is a presentation of a wine tourism product that aims to create the habit of targeted visits to Pelješac wine routes and other business entities (wineries, wine cellars, family farms,…) on Pelješac.”Preparations for the twelfth manifestation Pelješac cellar open days they are in full swing. According to the announcements of organized arrivals from Zagreb, Zadar, Split, and our county, this has become the largest wine event in Dalmatia. This year we expect a record number of visitorsa “, point out the organizers of the event, which gathers more than three thousand visitors in December each year in the Plavac mali – Pelješac and Pelješac Wine Routes Associations.There, on Friday, December 1, 18 young Pelješac oenologists will evaluate young wines of indigenous varieties of the 2017 vintage, and a competition in the preparation of hunting goulash will be held. In addition to delicious goulash and excellent wines, everyone who visits the House of Wine Tradition will enjoy an exhibition of black and white photographs showing the former way of life in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Saturday, December 2, is reserved for a tour of Peljesac cellars and wine tasting that have made this peninsula famous around the world.last_img read more

Finishing works have started on the last section of the Istrian Y, from Rogović to the Učka tunnel

first_imgThe continuation of works on the construction of Phase 2B1 of the Istrian Y has started, from Rogović to the Učka tunnel. After the completion of the last section, it will finally mean the completion of the construction of the Istrian Y, which is of crucial importance in economic, traffic and tourist terms,This is an investment worth 1,237 billion kuna without VAT. As part of the project, the full profile of the 28-kilometer highway from Pazin to the Učka tunnel would be upgraded. In addition to upgrading the full profile, 11 viaducts, 14 underpasses, three overpasses and the Rebri rest area will be built. A total of 31 buildings 2510 meters long.After the completion of the second pipe of the Učka tunnel, with the continuation from Učka to Matulji, the Istrian Y will be fully integrated into the network of Croatian motorways. By amending the contract, the concession period for the management of the Istrian Y will be extended for an additional five years, until 2032.The Istrian Y is the lifeblood of Istria and its completion will contribute to the development of transport infrastructure and make life easier for all people in Istria and those who come to Istria.last_img read more

Zidane inspires Real Madrid to derby victory over Atletico

first_imgZinedine Zidane’s double substitution at half-time transformed the Madrid derby on Saturday as Real Madrid edged past Atletico 1-0 to move six points clear at the top of La Liga. Karim Benzema scored the winner at the Santiago Bernabeu after Zidane’s decisive intervention turned a contest that Atletico had dominated into another comfortable Real Madrid victory. Vinicius Junior, one of the substitutes, was also key to the goal.  “I wasn’t happy with what I saw but it’s not down to the players, it’s my responsibility,” Zidane said. “We had to make a change.”Second-place Barcelona can cut the gap back to three points by beating Levante at home on Sunday but Atletico now trail the leaders by 13. While Diego Simeone’s side were strong in the first half, they were yet again blunt in front of goal and then failed to respond when their opponents found a different gear.This is Atletico’s fifth game without a win and on this form, they might begin to worry about missing out on Champions League qualification.  “Of course there is concern, we must work to improve,” said Simeone.It is a far cry from pre-season when they thrashed Real 7-3 and many were tipping them as serious challengers. Zidane was under pressure then but his team are on a relentless run, now 21 games unbeaten, the latest due in large part to his changes. The decision to ditch a failing system and revert to 4-3-3, with Vinicius Junior and Lucas Vazquez coming on for Isco and Toni Kroos, was both brave and effective. Real’s form is impressive and they have Eden Hazard, out since November, on the brink of a return, perhaps on Thursday in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals against Real Sociedad. Gareth Bale’s absence was not related to fitness. The Welshman was left out of the squad despite training for most of the week after an ankle injury. “He was available,” said Zidane. “I had to choose and I chose someone else. But it’s not a big issue and I’m counting on him until the end.”Atletico were without the injured Kieran Trippier, meaning Sime Vrsaljko came in a right-back. January signing Yannick Carrasco was named on the bench, after rejoining from Dalian Yifang the day before. Simeone’s side were significantly better in the first half and should have taken one of a handful of decent chances as Vitolo hit Thibaut Courtois, Saul Niguez flashed wide and Angel Correa poked past the post after going through one-on-one, even if he probably would have been called offside.Casemiro was fortunate not to concede a penalty when he clumsily fell into Morata. Real Madrid’s cluster of central midfielders looked unsure of their 4-3-2-1 shape. Fede Valverde looked particularly uncomfortable as he spent much of the first half as a right winger. Luka Modric was virtually anonymous in his more advanced role. Zidane’s double change was a recognition of Atletico’s superiority as he reverted to the more familiar 4-3-3 with Modric deeper in midfield. The balance shifted immediately. Real dominated the start of the second half.In the 56th minute, Vinicius cut in from the left and slipped in the overlapping Ferland Mendy, whose cross to the back post gave Benzema a simple finish. Atletico had been weakened shortly before when Alvaro Morata, perhaps the best player on the pitch in the first 45 minutes, went off with an injury. He was replaced by Thomas Lemar, whom Simeone expected to be sold in the January transfer window. Real retreated a little, perhaps waiting for an Atletico push that never came. Valverde enjoyed a spontaneous standing ovation for a burst forward, an appreciation too perhaps for his brilliant breakthrough season. Another roar of approval greeted the final whistle.Topics :last_img read more

Bureau Veritas to Certify Groix Floating Wind Array

first_imgBureau Veritas has been awarded a contract for certification of the floating wind array to be deployed between the Groix and Belle-Ile Islands in France. The contract involves certification of the floating wind array covering different phases: site conditions assessment, design evaluation, manufacturing, transportation and commissioning surveillance.The array will comprise four 6MW GE Haliade turbines, installed on a hybrid version (steel and concrete) of DCNS Energies floating foundations. The units are expected to be operational in 2020.Bureau Veritas announced the contract today (13 June) along with the news that a preliminary design approval for DCNS Energies’s floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT) foundation has been issued.The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) approved the floating wind farm off the Ile de Groix in July 2016.The EUR 183.3 million, 24MW floating wind project is being deveoped by Eolfi Offshore France, a joint venture between Eolfi and CGN European Energy Company.Eolfi and CGN have an option to add two more 6MW turbines to the wind farm which could then produce enough power to meet the electricity demand of a city the size of Lorient.Offshore WIND Stafflast_img read more

Other Sports Unprecedented! For First Time, Nine Women Athletes Recommended For Padma Awards

first_imgThe Padma Vibhushan is the second-highest civilian award after the Bharat Ratna.Only three sporting personalities have won the Padma Vibhushan.PV Sindhu and MC Mary Kom have won the Padma Shri. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightscenter_img New Delhi: The Sports Ministry of India has taken an unprecedented step in honouring women athletes for the prestigious Padma Awards. For the first time in the history of Indian sports, nine women athletes have been nominated for the Padma Awards. The names include PV Sindhu, MC Mary Kom and other prominent women personalities from other fields. According to a report in the Times of India, MC Mary Kom, the six-time world boxing championship has been recommended for the country’s second highest civilian honour after the Bharat Ratna which is the Padma Vibhushan. This award will already add to Mary Kom’s huge list of achievements, having won the Padma Bhushan in 2013 and Padma Shri in 2006. PV Sindhu, who became the first Indian badminton player to win the World Badminton Championships, has received the nomination for the Padma Bhushan. There is hope that Sindhu, who missed out on the Padma Bhushan in 2017 as she failed to make it to the final list of awardees, could get it this time. Sindhu had earlier gotten the Padma Shri in 2015. The Padma Bhushan is the country’s third highest civilian award. The recommendations have been sent to the Padma awards ommittee in the ministry of home affairs (MHA). The winners will be announced on the eve of Republic Day 2020. The Padma Vibhushan has been awarded to three sports personalities in the past. Viswanathan Anand won it in 2007, Sachin Tendulkar won it in 2008 while Sir Edmund Hillary got the award posthumously in 2008.Apart from Mary Kom and Sindhu, Vinesh Phogat, who is India’s best bet for a wrestling medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has been named for the Padma Shri.Also Read | PV Sindhu clinches gold in World Badminton Championship, becomes first Indian to achieve featHarmanpreet Kaur, who has been India women’s cricket team star in the 2017 World Cup and 2018 Women’s World T20, is also in the list along with India women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal. Former shooter Suma Shirur and table tennis player Mannika Batra have also been nominated for the Padma Shri. Also Read | I’m not satisfied yet, says PV SindhuIn yet another first, there have been two nominations for mountaineering with twins Tashi and Nungshi Malik. The twins are the  first siblings and twins to climb the Seven Summits and reach the North and South Poles and complete the Adventurers Grand Slam and Three Poles Challenge.last_img read more

Russia to appeal four-year doping sanctions within 10-15 days – TASS cites RUSADA

first_imgBy Gabrielle Tétrault-FarberMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA said on Thursday it will appeal sanctions barring the country’s athletes from competing under its flag at top international sporting events within 10 to 15 days, the TASS news agency reported.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) earlier in December banned the country’s colours and anthem from events, including the Olympics, for four years as punishment for having provided it with doctored laboratory data.It also barred Russia from hosting or bidding for major sporting events during that period.The country’s top officials had branded the sanctions unfair, saying it was part of broader attempts by the West to punish Russia, and had pledged to appeal.“RUSADA will appeal against the WADA decision within 10 to 15 days,” Alexander Ivlev, chair of RUSADA’s supervisory board, was quoted as saying by TASS.Yuri Ganus, the head of RUSADA who is not a member of the supervisory board, has said he does not see any chance of winning an appeal.The case will now be referred to the Court or Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland.U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) CEO Travis Tygart accused Russia of wasting “precious and limited resources in an effort to weasel out of the consequences”.“Let’s hope CAS has the independence and courage to see through these machinations and finally stand firm and take decisive action that puts in place a complete ban,” Tygart said in a statement.Russia, which has traditionally been a powerhouse in many sports, has been embroiled in doping scandals since a 2015 WADA report found evidence of mass doping in Russian athletics.Many of Russia’s athletes were sidelined from the past two Olympics and the country stripped of its flag altogether at last year’s Pyeongchang Winter Games as punishment for state-sponsored doping cover-ups at the 2014 Sochi Games.last_img read more