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

Wallops Island Contract Awarded

first_imgThe Norfolk District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $23.7 million contract to Miami-based business Continental Heavy Civil Corp. for beach renourishment at the NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.  The project includes construction of breakwaters and placing 1.3 million cubic yards of sand along a four-mile stretch of the facility’s waterfront.The sand will be gathered from a borrow site located on the northern section of the Wallops Island Flight Facility.“We are proud to be handling the oversight for this important project, which helps to reduce risk to one of the nation’s gateways to space,” said Julio Altuna, Norfolk District project manager.“This particular project is of great importance to the district as it is the first time we have renourished a beach using the backpassing method (the use of trucks to haul the sand), giving us more flexibility for future projects.”After studying the movement of sand along Wallops Island, engineers discovered it was accumulating along the northern side of the island. They decided to forego dredging the material from the ocean floor, and use a method that excavates the sand from the northern portion of the island, and truck it back to the southern part of the island.This method keeps the inlet open, protects the infrastructure and allows a wider array of contractors to bid on the project, said USACE.last_img read more

Bulldogs Battle Pirates In Middle School Football

first_imgThe 7th grade football team lost to Greensburg 32 – 6.The defense was led by Isaiah Riffle, Sam Bowman, and Jacob Cruse.  Ethan Meyer and Charlie Dice had good games for the offensive line.The Bulldogs scored their touchdown on a 10 yard pass from Seth Gausman to Brayden Linkel.The Batesville Middle School 8th grade football team won their 5th straight game by defeating a very good Greensburg team 8-0. It was also the 5th straight win for the 8th graders who are now 5-2 on the season.It was a truly a team effort as the entire team played with great effort for 4 quarters. The lone touchdown and 2 point conversion was scored by Luke Belter.The defense was led by Gavin Morrison, Alex Love, Caleb Raab and Trey Heidlage but big defensive plays were made by Austin Seifert who had a key interception and by Brice Keeton who made a game saving tackle in the 4 the quarter.The Bulldogs next game is at home against Franklin County on October 7th.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coaches Tony Gausman and Clay Kellerman.last_img read more

Sarajevo Academica Owns Exclusive License Ajax Online Academy

first_imgFootball Academy Academica since 21 April owns exclusive licenses Ajax Online Academy to work with ages 7-15 years old, and with this has become the first such academy in Balkan area, from Croatia to Bulgaria. Within the frame of this academy, boys who like to play football will follow the same development plan and program as their peers in Amsterdam.Academica Football Academy is established on November 20th of 2013. For the purpose of profiling their small and young football players in the spirit of a fair play, football academy Academica contacted “senior fellows” from Amsterdam football club Ajax to get the license which would allow them to operate according to their globally famous programs of academy.The agreement was implemented a week ago, by which were created conditions for the work under the name of Ajax Online Academy, guaranteeing in this way the operation with young football players in accordance with one of the best European practices.Within the agreement will be organized participation of a group of trainers at De Toekomst, Ajax Camp in Amsterdam, Netherlands followed by a possible visit of an expert team of Ajax at the Football academy Academica.(Source: read more

Steve Anderson of Wellington hits hole in one

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Karen Rowe · 269 weeks ago Way to go, Steve! IHOP to celebrate! Report Reply 0 replies · active 269 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Steve Anderson of Wellington hit a hole in one Saturday morning on the Wellington Golf Club. He used a 3 iron for 170 yards on Hole No.11. He shot 72 for the 18 holes.Steve Anderson, hole in one.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Mohammad Shami becomes third Indian bowler in top 10 of ICC test bowling rankings

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCIAdvertisement kcNBA Finals | Brooklyn VseiiiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7zf( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6vrWould you ever consider trying this?😱1oel9cCan your students do this? 🌚508Roller skating! Powered by Firework Recent times have been really great for Team India’s pacer Mohammad Shami. 13 test wickets against South Africa, 7 versus Bangladesh. Praise from fans and pundits, special compliment from the legendary Ian Bishop. it just doesn’t end there, because Shami has just entered into the list of top 10 ICC test bowlers.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCIThe International Cricket Council released the top 10 list of batsmen and bowlers in test cricket yesterday on their official Twitter, and while the Men in Blues skipper Virat Kohli has topped the list for the hitters, Shami has climbed onto secure the 10th spot in the list with a score of 771. Advertisement Check out the lists below-The Aussie vice captain Pat Cummins is topping the bowlers chart with 900 points, followed by the Protean Kagiso Rabada with 839 points. Despite missing out on the bangladesh and South Africa series, Bumrah is still holding the 5th rank with 794 points. Shami is trailing just one point and one spot behind Ashwin.Recently, Windies legend Ian Bishop praised the Indian fast bowlers, especially mentioning Shami.“I couldn’t have predicted that. And (Mohammed) Shami has taken his game to another level.” the 52 year old told ESPNCricinfo.Shami has 279 test caps, and made his debut in the format against West Indies on 21st of November 2013. Advertisementlast_img read more