Pass-In-Review honors ROTC members

first_imgFourteen exemplary members of Notre Dame’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program received awards for integrity, leadership and community involvement at the 2013 Presidential Pass-In-Review ceremony yesterday. The formal military ceremony, held in the Stepan Center, gathered all cadets and midshipmen on campus. Midshipman Jason Koncsol spoke about the importance of Notre Dame’s ROTC program. University President Fr. John Jenkins opened the Pass-In-Review with an address. “The military has a long and historic involvement at Notre Dame, with members of the military attending the University as far back as 1858,” he said. “Notre Dame is one of only 56 universities with a ROTC program representing all four branches of the United States military.” Jenkins said he respects the dedication of the ROTC students and the work they do. “People will look to you for leadership. They will look to you for purpose,” he said. “I know that what you do as a ROTC participant is not easy. On top of the same responsibilities that every student faces, you have ROTC duties and activities.” Jenkins’ invocation emphasized the service aspect within the ROTC program. “I know you do this out of a great sense of commitment that resonates to your service in various branches of the military,” he said. Cadets Abigail Nichols and Edward Spinelli were awarded the prestigious Army Officer’s Saber. Spinelli was also honored with the Hendry Memorial Award and the Patrick Dixon Award, an honor he shared with Army Cadet Michael Dompierre. Other leadership awards given to ROTC members included the Dr. Michael McKee Award, earned by Cadet Sabina Fischer and the Edward Easby-Smith Award, awarded to Midshipman Katherine Griffin. Cadet Benjamin Coffey received the Captain Paul Roberge Memorial Award, which acknowledges the specific accomplishments of a pilot candidate. Naval ROTC Midshipmen Michael McCormick, Blake Weller, Kevin Hickey, Madeleine Anderson, Devon Graham and Elizabeth Schroff and Cadets Eric Wilde and Patrick Bowlds were honored with decorations recognizing their integrity, diligence and service. In memory of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Jenkins commended the actions of Fr. Corby, a Holy Cross priest who accompanied the Union Army and whose statue stands outside of Notre Dame’s Corby Hall. “Fr. Corby stood on a rock and gave absolution to the troops, not simply for the Union soldiers, nor only for the Catholic soldiers, but for all soldiers,” he said. “[He] embodied this message of serving a just peace. I challenge all of you as participants of the ROTC program to pursue this cause of a just peace as well.” Contact Charlie Ducey at cducey@nd.edulast_img read more

James Bond house the hottest listing in QLD this week

first_img The marble kitchen bench has a waterfall edge. MORE: Why Andrew Winter’s home pops Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 558 London Road, Chandler, was the most viewed property in Queensland last week.A home dubbed the ‘James Bond House’ that comes with a 16-car garage with a hectare of land to boot was the hottest property in Queensland this week. Rolling lawn and serenity. The separate two bedroom apartment in front of the main “James Bond” style home.The home, just 17km from Brisbane’s CBD, is open for inspection Thursday October 31 at 6-7pm as well as Saturday November 2 from 10.30-11.30am. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER This is what a $1.5m renovation looks likecenter_img The home has a modern minimalist look.The main house has 1,533sq m of living and entertainment space inside and out, according to agent Tyson Clarke of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty – Brisbane.“A modern masterpiece dubbed the ‘James Bond House’ which fuses sleek minimalism with a serene, semirural sanctuary,” was how he listed it. The home has its own home theatre with bar. The gym leads out to entertainment space.Among its features was a 45sq m wine cellar with its own kitchenette and tasting facilities, a state-of-the-art home theatre as well as an outdoor cinema, a dramatic kitchen with butler’s pantry, an 11m x 7m pool, outdoor kitchen, pizza oven, executive office, home automation system and a gym.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago The property is 1.01ha.Latest data from realestate.com.au show the six bedroom property at 558 London Road, Chandler, was the most viewed in the state last week.The property, which has seven and half bathrooms and sits on a massive 1.01ha of land, includes a separate apartment that’s got two bedrooms, one bath, and its own a two-car garage. Would you swim in a skip bin?last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP! KILCAR WOMAN WINS SJP’S €2,000 HANDBAG!

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: BY MARIE DUFFY: A woman who lives beside Sarah Jessica Parker’s holiday home in Co Donegal tonight won the star’s famous handbag in a charity raffle!Brid Mc Shane from Kilcar is the envy of all the women of the world after winning one of the most coveted handbags in fashion history.She was the winner of the iconic Paco Rabanne le69 handbag donated by the Hollywood actress to the Killybegs women’s group. The bag attracted worldwide media attention after the ‘Sex in the City’ star kindly donated it to the group to raffle as the star prize in their ‘bags of style’ night.The actress has a holiday home with her husband Matthew Broderick in nearby Kilcar.The raffle was a great success with almost 2,000 tickets being sold with many hoping to get their hands on the handbag worth around €2,000.Carol McClean spokeswoman for the Killybegs women’s group said that the night was a ‘huge success’ and that she was delighted that a local woman had won the handbag. “Brid is from the same townland that Sarah Jessica Parker’s holidays in, and its lovely that a local person won the bag”, she said.“The whole night was a wonderful success and a great example of what women can achieve when they come together.“Although the handbag was the star of the night, we also wanted to highlight to others the importance of women coming together and volunteering in their community to make it a better place. The whole event was hard work, but entirely worth it.”BREAKING NEWS: YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP! KILCAR WOMAN WINS SJP’S €2,000 HANDBAG! was last modified: July 16th, 2011 by gregShare 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) Tags:handbag winnerkilcarKillybegssarah jessica parkerlast_img read more

Warriors postgame video: Steve Kerr says Clippers brought out best in Warriors

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/27/bang_964d1ae0-12cc-49b8-85c3-435f349afa1f”]Now that the Warriors were moving on to face the Rockets, coach Steve Kerr reflected on the series against the upstart Clippers.At postgame news conference, he said Los Angeles brought the best out of his team. He credited them for their resilience and execution that pushed the series to a surprising Game 6. The big difference in the finale was the performance of Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who scored 50 points, …last_img read more

16 days agoBarcelona lose Dembele for Real Madrid clash

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona lose Dembele for Real Madrid clashby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrance attacker Ousmane Dembele won’t be available for Barcelona’s Clasico with Real Madrid on October 26.Dembele saw red in victory over Sevilla.The competition committee have confirmed this Wednesday morning that the Frenchman’s suspension will be for two games, which means he will miss the matches against Eibar and Los Blancos.Dembele was sent off at the weekend for telling referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz that he is “very bad”. last_img read more

11 days agoLeicester defender ​Soyuncu coping well with replacing Maguire

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Leicester defender ​Soyuncu coping well with replacing Maguireby Ansser Sadiq11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City centre-back Caglar Soyuncu has admitted that he is enjoying the change in his role this season.After the departure of Harry Maguire to Manchester United, Soyoncu stepped up as the club’s first choice center half alongside Jonny Evans.He only played six times for the Foxes last term, but he has been nearly ever present this term.Leicester are flying high in the Premier League as they chase a top four finish.”Of course, it’s not easy to replace world’s most expensive defender,” the 23-year-old told TRT Spor.”There is pressure and that’s completely normal. But as a footballer, you have to overcome the pressure.”Every player in the Premier League has that pressure. But my teammates and the manager are helping me a lot. I think we started the season quite well; we have a great friendship inside the team.” last_img read more

Bombardier defends CEOs absence from special meeting following 5000 layoffs

first_imgMONTREAL – Bombardier Inc. was on the defensive Monday after chief executive Alain Bellemare steered clear of a special meeting, hastily arranged to deal with the imminent layoff of 2,500 of the company’s Quebec workers.The province’s economy minister called the early-morning sit-down in downtown Montreal between Bombardier representatives, union and aerospace leaders and the government, with a view to finding a path back to employment for the workers.Bombardier, which announced last week it will cut 5,000 workers worldwide and sell off key assets, including the Q400 propeller plane program, dispatched two representatives to the rendezvous, including vice president of external relations Olivier Marcil.“Bombardier is not hiding, Bombardier is here,” he said during a scrum with reporters. “Mr. Bellemare has a very, very busy schedule and supports the initiative.”The plane-and-train maker has just under 70,000 employees across 30 countries, Marcil noted.Bellemare, whose total compensation was about $14 million in 2017, has avoided interviews since Bombardier gave word of the job cuts last week alongside third-quarter results.Bellemare said in a statement Thursday he was “very proud” of what had been achieved so far as part of his recovery plan, which is set to culminate in 2020.Bellemare has already admitted that Bombardier was close to bankruptcy in 2015 before the Quebec government jumped to its aid by injecting $1 billion of public money into the C Series. The aircraft program was renamed A220 in July when Airbus took control without paying a dime.“He lives in Quebec and is fully aware of what is happening,” said Marcil, when asked if his boss should take the time to explain his recent decisions. “But he manages a rail and aviation giant and could not be here today.”Quebec Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon deflected questions around Bellemare’s absence Monday, noting that two Bombardier representatives were present at the meeting in downtown Montreal.However, he said he had talked with the leader of the Quebec multinational in recent days.“We have agreed to meet soon to talk about the industry to avoid future surprises,” Fitzgibbon said.Following the 7:30 a.m. meeting, the minister sought to reassure Quebeckers that the province’s aerospace sector is healthy and growing, despite restructuring at the company. He said he is hopeful an ongoing labour shortage means all affected Bombardier employees will be able to find new work within the next 12 to 18 months.Representatives from Aero Montreal, Bell Helicopter and CAE Inc. were present, among other companies.Bombardier is expected to provide details surrounding the layoffs, such as the trades affected, to the province in the coming days, which would allow the industry to respond, Fitzgibbon said.“You have to understand which employees are going to be targeted,” he said. “There is a risk that there will be training issues and that is where the Ministry of Employment will be present.”David Chartrand, the Quebec co-ordinator of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, was optimistic about industry prospects, despite having criticized last week the way Bombardier opted to announce the layoffs.“It’s a good message to send to the public if some people think it’s not going well,” he said Monday. “That’s wrong. There is job creation. It’s good that people know about it.”– – –The aerospace industry in numbers:– 40,000 jobs.– Nearly 31,700 positions to be filled over the next decade.– Approximately 22,900 jobs to replace due to promotions, retirements and voluntary departures.– Most in-demand trades: aerospace engineer, mechanical engineering technician and interior finishing worker.(Source: Aero Montreal)Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B, TSX:CAE)last_img read more

History and Trivia Popup Event at the green space

first_imgJoin the fun between 12 pm – 3 pm at the green space at the corner of 100 Avenue and 100 Street.There will be prizes and a mini pioneer pathway.For more information call the Visitor Centre at 250-785-3033 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Join local historians at the green space on Saturday, July 13, 2019, to test your knowledge of the Peace Region.This history pop-up is a trivia event that will test your knowledge on the history of Fort St. John. Local history enthusiast Larry Evans as well as guests from Treaty 8 are ready to quiz participants and chat about history.last_img read more

ALERT 35 HURRICANE IRMA NOON UPDATE

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 9, 2017 – Nassau – ALERT NUMBER THIRTY FVE (#35) ON HURRICANE IRMA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER, 2017 AT NOON EDT.…IRMA CONTINUES TO POUND THE NORTHEASTERN COAST OF CUBA…HURRICANE WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WHICH INCLUDES: ANDROS, BIMINI AND GRAND BAHAMA.  HURRICANE WARNINGS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS.    HENCE THE ALL CLEAR IS GIVEN FOR ABACO , THE BERRY ISLANDS, NEW PROVIDENCE, ELEUTHERA, CAT ISLAND, SAN SALVADOR, RUM CAY, EXUMA, LONG ISLAND, RAGGED ISLAND, ACKLINS, CROOKED ISLAND LONG CAY, MAYAGUANA, IANAGUA AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE AFFECTING OR CAN AFFECT THE AFOREMENTIONED AREAS WITHIN 36 HOURS.AT 11AM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRMA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 22.8 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 79.85 DEGREES WEST NEAR THE NORTHERN COAST OF CUBA OR ABOUT 163 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MARS BAY ANDROS.IRMA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 9 MPH ALONG THE NORTHERN COAST OF CUBA.    A NORTHWEST TURN IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATER TODAY WITH A FURTHER TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST TONIGHT OR ON SUNDAY.    ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CORE OF IRMA WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE NEAR OR OVER THE NORTHERN COAST OF CUBA THIS MORNING, AND WILL REACH THE FLORIDA KEYS EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.    THE HURRICANE IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR THE SOUTHWEST COAST OF FLORIDA SUNDAY AFTERNOON.MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 125 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS.   IRMA IS NOW A CATEGORY THREE (3) HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE.   IRMA IS FORECAST TO RESTRENGTHEN ONCE IT MOVES AWAY FROM CUBA, AND IRMA IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN A POWERFUL HURRICANE AS IT APPROACHES FLORIDA.HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES FROM THE CENTER AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 195 MILES FROM THE CENTER.TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE NOW OCCURRING OVER ANDROS AND IS  EXPECTED TO SPREAD INTO BIMINI TONIGHT AND OVER  WEST END GRAND BAHAMA BY STAURDAY AFTERNOON.EXTENSIVE  FLOODING CAN BE EXPECTED AS IRMA IS FORECAST TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES.THE COMBINATION OF STORM SURGE AND LARGE WAVES CAN RAISE WATER LEVELS BY AS MUCH AS 3 TO 6 FEET ABOVE THE NORMAL TIDE.   RESIDENTS LIVING NEAR THE COAST SHOULD REMAIN VIGILANT PARTICULARLY THOSE NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF WEST END GRAND BAHAMA.  SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS SHOULD REMAIN IN SAFE HARBOUR.THE NEXT ALERT ON HURRICANE IRMA WILL BE ISSUED AT 3PM TODAY.ISSUED BY:  BASIL DEANlast_img read more

Armed Services YMCA 12th Annual FatherDaughter Dance

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: February 9, 2018 Lauren Phinney, Lauren Phinney February 9, 2018 Armed Services YMCA 12th Annual Father-Daughter Dance 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO – On Friday, February 9th, the Armed Services YMCA San Diego (ASY) will host the 12th Annual Father Daughter Dance supporting military family bonding among active duty dads and their daughters. The night will be a Daddy and little princess theme with live entertainment, a magic show, candy bar, and keepsake photos to remember their special night. The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will be located at the Town and Country Resort, 500 Hotel Circle N, San Diego, CA 92108, Atlas Ballroom.The Father Daughter Dance creates a special opportunity for fathers to connect with their daughters. Family relationships are especially difficult for military families balancingdeployment, relocation, an injured service member or retirement.“The Armed Services YMCA’s Father & Daughter Dance is a wonderful opportunity for military fathers, many of which have been on several deployments, to create a special memory with their daughters,” said Tim Ney, Executive Director, Armed Services YMCA San Diego.At the Father Daughter Dance, over 200 military fathers will experience an evening out with their daughter(s). A special thanks to GEICO, Wells Fargo, USAA, Avant Garde, Navy Federal and our volunteers who make this night possible.About the San Diego Armed Services YMCAThe San Diego Armed Services YMCA (San Diego ASY) is the leading non-profit that makes military life easier for active duty service members and their families. The San Diego ASY gives military personnel and their loved ones the support and resources they need to be resilient, confident, connected, and secure. Founded in 1920 as a national affiliate of the YMCA, its mission is to enhance the lives of service members and their families in mind, body, and spirit. Through programs and services that are relevant to the unique challenges of military life, the ASY strengthens our military family by serving over 66,000 military and family members each year. www.asysd.org last_img read more