In an effort to promote intercollegiate Special Olympics, Notre Dame hosted a soccer tournament last Sunday in collaboration with Western Michigan University and the University of Michigan. Senior Ted Glasnow, co-president of Special Olympics Notre Dame, said Special Olympics Unified Sports combines an approximately equal number of athletes with intellectual disabilities and athletes without intellectual disabilities on teams for training and competition. “Unified soccer avoids what can sometimes be the patronizing relationship between volunteers without intellectual disability and athletes with intellectual disabilities,” Glasnow said. “This event shows that the former is not the only party that can bring something to the table and highlights the equality that should exist in society in general.” Glasnow said the tournament took place Apr. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Alumni Field. There were three games, and each team played the other two teams. The team from Western Michigan won the tournament, Michigan’s team came in second and Notre Dame placed third. The players dedicated eight weeks to training after the teams took shape in January, Glasnow said. He said the participation of the athletes was more important than the outcome of the games themselves. Glasnow said the soccer tournament, while perhaps only a small start, attests to the rising involvement in Special Olympics activities at the college level and the passion students bring to these activities. “A few years back, Special Olympics International did not think it was worthwhile to promote the type of volunteerism they do for younger demographics,” he said. “So, we felt the need to prove that college students can bring the same, if not more, passion to their service through Special Olympics.” Glasnow said his passion comes from serving as a coach of Special Olympics track and field since high school. He said events like the unified soccer tournament will galvanize colleges around the country to consider adding and expanding Special Olympics programs for their students, incorporating teams like the ones that participated in Sunday’s tournament into their full athletic lineups. “We are already working with schools across the country, in accordance with the Special Olympics nationa-l office, to spread the event even further,” Glasnow said. “Eventually, we hope to have state, regional and national collegiate Unified sports seasons.” Glasnow said he felt the event ought to have received more support from the Notre Dame student body. “Many friends and family members of the athletes showed up from the community,” he said. “But we had a disappointing number of students.” Glasnow said Special Olympics Notre Dame intends to continue and hopefully expand the united soccer event next year. “We are definitely going to have the event again next year,” Glasnow said. “We are hoping for at least four teams next year, but we are certainly shooting for as many as we can get.” Glasnow said Adidas and Special Olympics Indiana sponsored the tournament.
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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos insisted that the peace negotiations that will begin in October with the communist guerrillas of the FARC be based on realistic facts, and dismissed a ceasefire until the process is completed. The president rejected the FARC’s approach of ordering a ceasefire at the start of the talks on October 8 in Oslo, arguing, “that if they do it, they will require us to do it.” “It is normal, but that is not feasible, not realistic. They can ask whatever they want, but then for us to accept it is a long stretch,” he pointed out. The president made these remarks in several interviews and reiterated them after a meeting with at least 50 generals of the Army, Air Force and Navy admirals (Navy) at Fort Tolemaida (southwest of Bogotá), where they train special forces. “It must be a serious roundtable, realistic and effective. If we hear proposals that are not realistic, then the process will not be effective,” Santos said. He added that he asked the military, “to step up their actions. There will not be any type of ceasefire here, there will not be anything until we reach the final agreement, that is to be very clear,” he warned. “Since it takes two to talk, if there is no progress, we will simply get up and everything will remain the same. We will not fall into the trap of delaying negotiations indefinitely. If there’s a will, I really think we can reach the agreement in months,” he added. Santos also noted that the FARC and the government would be the only state representatives at the negotiating table, because “this is a direct negotiation, without intermediaries, without mediators”. On the other hand, Santos recognized the statement from the spokesmen for the FARC, in Havana, that the group had stopped kidnapping. “They have said they have not returned to kidnapping and have repeated it on many occasions. And the truth is that I have not had military intelligence information in the recent past of kidnappings by the FARC,” he noted. The FARC’s statement on September 6 caused outrage among relatives of hostages, who assure their family members are held by the insurgent group, and in turn asked for a seat at the negotiating table. Clara Rojas, director of the NGO País Libre, which assists families of the abducted, expressed her “dismay” at the statement. “I am almost speechless. This is not an answer for all these families. I am confident that they will reconsider. It can be that their commanders are not telling them the whole truth,” pointed out Rojas, herself kidnapped in 2002 along with former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, and released in 2008. By Dialogo September 10, 2012
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nikitas MargiellosTwo more suspected members of an alleged burglary crew accused of stealing $10 million worth of cash and property across Long Island over a two-year span have been rounded up, authorities said.Nassau, Suffolk and federal investigators said the suspects—one of whom is an ex-NYPD detective—are now believed to have broken into more than 50 homes and businesses after stalking their victims online, in-person and with GPS tracking devices.“This was a highly organized, systematic, professional team of criminals,” Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said Thursday, adding that the alleged crew spoke of burglary in code as “going fishing.”The alleged ringleader, 33-year-old Nikitas “Nicky” Margiellos of West Babylon, who previously pleaded not guilty to federal charges, has been indicted in Nassau County court on added counts of burglary and possession of burglars’ tools.Also indicted on the same charges were the two newly named suspects, 54-year-old Gerard Camarano of Valley Stream and 32-year-old Trung Lu of Ridgewood, prosecutors said. All three pleaded not guilty Thursday. Another pair of suspects was also charged in Nassau, but their names were not immediately released because they have yet to be apprehended, investigators said.The new charges stem from two alleged burglaries—at DSW Shoe Warehouse in Carle Place and Scents Forever in Hicksville—that led investigators to Omega Storage in Amityville, where the suspects allegedly stored burglar’s tools such as a cell phone jammer, jack hammer, acetylene torch, a hydraulic floor jack, bolt cutter, dog catcher pole and masks.FBI agents, Nassau and Suffolk detectives allegedly caught the ex-New York City detective, Rafael Astacio of Copiague, driving the getaway car for two of his co-defendants, Joseph Alacqua and Michael Brown, as all three fled a June 2012 burglary, authorities said.The investigators had used wiretaps to listen to the suspect plan that break in—despite the crew using disposable phones, walkie-talkies and police scanners to evade detection—before authorities staked out the location to catch them in the act, prosecutors said.Brown had pleaded guilty in Suffolk court last year to attempted burglary. Alacqua pleaded not guilty to burglary. Astacio pleaded not guilty to charges announced last fall.Authorities said the suspects were linked to the break-ins after distinct patterns emerged, such as the crew cutting phone lines to disable alarms, cutting through the wall of a neighboring business to get at their targets and then burglarizing victimized business owners’ homes.The crew has been accused of 28 Suffolk burglaries, 21 Nassau break ins, one case in Queens and another in Westchester so far, although the investigation is continuing and more charges are expected. Businesses they hit include doctor’s offices, perfume warehouses, cigarette warehouses, leather goods stores, restaurants a meat warehouse and a coin store.Three suspects facing previously announced federal charges include 50-year-old Leonard Repka of Lindenhurst, 52-year-old Michael Figueroa of Mount Vernon and 37-year-old Victor Arias of Copiague.Bail for Camarano and Lu on the latest charges was set at $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond. Margiellos’ bail was set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond. They each face up to 16 years in prison on the new counts.
It is an acknowledgment to the profession that in the category of “Port of the Year” between Zadar Cruise Port, Norwegian OldenLeon and Japan’s Yokohama, the Passenger Port in Gaženica has made the greatest progress in managing the cruise port in the past year. For more than 10 years, the Seatrade Cruise Awards have been awarded to the best in the cruise industry, competing for several hundred ports each year for the title of World’s Best Port, which makes Zadar Cruise Port a win for both tourism and the economy, as well as the development of tourism throughout Croatia. Photo: Boris Kačan / ZIPO / GPH “A year after signing the concession agreement, we are reaping the first great fruits of our cooperation with ZIPO and the parent global company GPH. It shows what we announced, that the combination of excellent infrastructure and one of the world’s largest port operators is the best possible way to build the recognition of Zadar and Zadar County as a world-relevant destination for cruise tourism. We now have an even greater obligation to carry out activities that will show that the port of Gaženica is a port with a vision. In this vision, visitors are intertwined with a pleasant and functional port, with a strong focus on the introduction of alternative fuels and climate protection and the construction of an attractive destination that preserves natural beauty and reveals the Croatian cultural heritage in the most beautiful light., said the director of the Zadar Port Authority Robert Škifić. Director of Zadar International Ports Holding Rebeka V. Pevec, who worked on the nomination process, points out that this is a really great success and that This is also an exceptional promotionthe city of Zadar, the Zadar region, and Croatia. “With this award, our entire team received recognition for all the effort and additional incentive, but also the obligation to continue to develop and progress in the coming period. Considering that we are the first Croatian passenger port to win this award, this is also an exceptional promotion of the city of Zadar, the Zadar region, and Croatia. Zadar is a beautiful city and Zadar County has so much to offer. Providing the best possible service to guests and visitors, crew and cruise companies, I am sure that in addition to the profession, they will recognize the progress that Zadar Cruise Port has made over the past year. All our activities are aimed at providing the best possible experience and impression to guests visiting Zadar and the region. We want and aim to be recognized as a port and destination for service, professionalism and security. “, stressed Pevec. The awards ceremony, organized as part of the largest Seatrade Europe 2019 Cruise Fair, Zadar and Zadar County was presented by ZIPO and GPH, the Port Authority of Zadar, the Zadar and Zadar County Tourist Board, and Zadar Airport. It was this cooperation that led the Port of Zadar to the title of Port of the Year, with the aim of attracting even more visitors to Zadar and Zadar County. Zadar Cruise Port (Gaženica Passenger Port) was named the Port of the Year 2019 at the most prestigious Seatrade Cruise Awards 2019 held in Hamburg. “Since Zadar Cruise Port entered GPH’s global network of cruise ports, we have been fully committed to introducing best practices and standards in port management that we have gained through years of experience. We are very pleased with this award given by the profession because it is a confirmation that all the effort invested in this port, by the Zadar County, the Zadar Port Authority and GPH, has paid off. This award motivates us to continue working in Zadar and in all other ports we manage. “, said Emre Sayın, CEO of Global Ports Holding. Boris Kačan / ZIPO / GPH Boris Kačan / ZIPO / GPH
December 02, 2015 BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Update on the Latest Budget Compromise Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Schools That Teach, The Blog, Videos Here’s an update on the latest budget compromise and how this budget makes preparing our students for the jobs of the future our number one priority. By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Wave Venture, a specialist wave energy consultancy and software provider, is developing an innovative Techno Economic analysis product called “Wave Venture TE”. This software is a hybrid desktop-cloud integrated engineering and financial analysis package.Wave Venture have been developing components of this integrated Wave Venture TE software for several years. Supported by Marine-i, they aim to have an integrated product ready to launch soon that will significantly impact the wave energy industry.The software will allow for Wave Energy Converter (WEC) developers to rapidly and accurately analyse their devices. This software brings the additional benefit of optimisation that includes all stages of a commercial wave farm development.MD, Ronan Costello, says: “Receiving grant support from Marine-i has given a huge boost to the project. It will help us to validate the dynamic simulation component of the software by comparing these with published results.”“There is a wide range of customers who can benefit greatly from our services. These include businesses investing in wave energy technology , organisations conducting research and development on wave energy conversion systems, and companies planning the deployment of wave energy farms.”Professor Lars Johanning, who leads the Marine-i team, says: “We felt that it was important to support this pioneering project. Not only could it put Cornwall at the forefront of a new field of commercial analytics, but it could also help stimulate growth in the wider wave energy industry, by giving investors and WEC developers the accurate information they need to formulate optimum commercial strategies.”“The key elements of Wave Venture TE are currently being used by our team, who are all very proficient in the correct application of the software. However, there is a big difference between an ‘in-house’ system and one that can achieve success in the broader market.“There are therefore a number of key milestones that we need to reach before we are ready to take the product to full commercial launch. These include running the software on multiple example applications, verifying the accuracy of the software on these example applications, and ensuring that all the documentation needed for the development of user manuals and training materials is in place,” concluded Costello.
Read Also: West Ham target Barcelona forward Martin BraithwaiteHe even revealed a curious anecdote with him on a journey. “Once we were travelling, I was sat next to him and I said to him that in Argentina we hated him a bit because of his figure, because of how he walks,” Dybala said.“He laughed and told me he was used to being criticised for those things, but that he how he is,” the Argentine added while laughing.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Paulo Dybala has spoken at length to Argentinian television, shedding light on important issues such as the reduction in players’ salaries at Juventus and his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo.Advertisement He explained that everything started with Chiellini. “Chiellini, who is the captain, spoke to the president and then with us. He called me and told me that the club was asking us for help because they don’t have any earnings today,” Dybala began.“An agreement was reached and he signed the statement together with the president. Obviously we spoke about him in the group chat of the whole team and there were differing opinions. There are even players who were one or two matches off activating certain clauses and we don’t know what is going to happen,” he continued.“It’s difficult for everyone to agree and even more so in such a delicate topic so therefore those which have been here longer spoke, we shared ideas from other groups who are in a similar situation and we reached the conclusion that this was the best thing to do,” he added.But that was not the only thing he talked about. He also talked about his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, the star player of the team. “On a personal note, he pleasantly surprised me,” he stated.When he arrived at Juventus, there was lots of expectation because in the Champions League, we had been eliminated by Real Madrid and there were several arguments during the match, even with him,” revealed.“As a person he’s an excellent guy, very friendly on and off the field, he is always willing to speak and listen as well, something which surprised me because sometimes, when they are such important players, they are not like that,” he said on the Portuguese star. Loading… Dybala, in a chat with the Argentine journalist Juan Pablo Varsky while he recovers from corona, explained, amongst other things, how the Juventus pay cuts came about. Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopIs Cristiano Ronaldo Converting His Hotels To Hospitals?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far
Scores and stats are attached. A link to the site and groups from IVA: http://media.wix.com/ugd/85b015_f12ce1fc743346cea3f4b9ceaae34982.pdfCoached by Cassie Laker, members of the SEIVB 18 Laker team are:#1 Katie Thomas BHS#2 Anna Dickman OA#3 Rylee Goldsmith BHS#4 Kaylee Martin LHS#5 Madi Oesterling BHS#6 Chelsey Paul BHS#7 Bailey Baumer BHS#8 Kim Tidman BHS#10 Josie Heidlege BHS SEIVB 18 Lakers goes undefeated to win the 2014 Indiana Volleyball Academy (IVA) Winterfest 18’s Black Division. 18 Laker defeated South Indy 17 Black and GBVBC 18 in pool play to advance to the gold bracket. In the gold bracket they defeated IVA’s own 17 Avenger team and then made quick work in the final match of Metro 18 Black.IVA Winterfest 2014
Mesut Ozil has refused to take a 12.5 percent pay cut at Arsenal. Mesut Ozil’s agent has urged Premier League stars to reject the pay cut The midfielder, 31, is the highest-paid player at the Emirates on a whopping £350,000-per-week. Arsenal confirmed on Monday that the first-team squad and Mikel Arteta will take a cut due to the coronavirus outbreak. But Ozil has not accepted the agreement as he did not want to rush into a decision. Ozil’s wages work out at £18.2m a year, which means his income will fall by £2.3m. Arsenal are likely to continue talks are set to continue with Ozil. The German is one of three stars who have decided against taking the pay cut. It is understood that Ozil wants to see the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic before he parts with his wages. He has made it clear he may be willing to do it in the future and has respect for the decisions made by his team-mates. It is thought the former Real Madrid star is open to deferring even more than the 12.5 per cent pay cut that has been agreed. Loading… Ozil’s agent Dr Erkut Sogut refused to comment after calling for Premier League stars to not accept the pay cut. He said: “I wouldn’t recommend agreeing a cut today because I don’t know tomorrow if the league will be played, if clubs will get TV and sponsorship money. “What the exact financial impact is on the clubs, we can see three to six months later – but we can’t see it today. “Deferral is an option but not to agree a cut today when the clubs may still make the same profit as last year. “When politicians tell players to do their part, it’s a distraction because they can’t even protect NHS staff. “It’s east to target these ‘greedy’ Premier League players – but many players do so much for charity.” According to reports, Arsenal will repay the 12.5 per cent losses back to the players in full if they qualify for the Champions League in the next two seasons. But will be hit by the full 12.5 per cent if they do not qualify for Europe. The club statement said: “We are pleased to announce that we have reached a voluntary agreement with our first-team players, head coach and core coaching staff to help support the club at this critical time. read also:Iwobi: Ozil is wrongly portrayed in the media “The move follows positive and constructive discussions. In these conversations there has been a clear appreciation of the gravity of the current situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and a strong desire for players and staff to show their backing for the Arsenal family.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Best Cars Of All TimeWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Did You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World