first_imgFour percent of the president’s leadership council at Notre Dame are people of color, compared to 30 percent of the student body while just 28 percent of the University’s Board of Trustees are women, compared to 49 percent of the student body.These statistics were among several others presented to the student affairs committee of the Board of Trustees last week.These statistics were presented by members of the 2017-18 student body leadership as part of their spring semester report to the Board on Thursday.In the fall, the Board chooses the student body leadership’s report topic. Last fall, the Board selected the topic of campus alcohol culture. In the spring, the students get to choose the topic, this year they chose to focus on people of color and people of low socioeconomic status in University and student leadership.“They’re always really fascinated by what is going on and what we pinpoint as student issues,” student body president emeritus and senior Becca Blais said.Chief of staff emeritus and junior Prathm Juneja said the students drew upon their own experiences at Notre Dame to pick the topic.“You have two women in the room, two people of color in the room [and] people of low socioeconomic status in the room,” Juneja said. “We’re just like, these are some of the barriers that we had to face, and we were lucky enough to overcome some of them, but not everyone else gets that opportunity.”The day before giving the report, student body vice president emeritus and senior Sibonay Shewit said she had high expectations for the report’s reception.“I think the conversation will be really positive,” Shewit said. “Once it’s in front of you, you acknowledge it and you work towards progress. I can’t imagine a situation where they would deny that this is something that needs to be worked on.”The report looks at the representation of women and minorities in leadership roles among students — for example, in hall staff — and among University leadership, in groups such as the Board of Trustees and the Board of Fellows.Juneja said there were no RA‘s of color in his dorm his freshman year, which impacted his ability to feel completely welcome.“The experiences I had in O’Neill, at least early on, were ones of microaggressions. Even my sophomore year, I had a decently serious hate crime happen against me,” Juneja said.  “Those are things that made feel really apart from Notre Dame, and had I had representation in my dorm, I think I would have had mentors.”The report offers several solutions for lack of representation. Aside from making a greater effort to place minorities in leadership roles, the University could offer monetary gifts to allow students of low socioeconomic status to participate in student government and be RAs, Juneja said.“Students of low socioeconomic status have no incentive to be RAs because their financial aid often already covers room and board,” Juneja said. “As a result, there aren’t representative leaders in the dorm for students who come in with issues like that.”The report also asks for student union talentship grants, which will allow students of low socioeconomic status to work in student government without sacrificing the income that an on-campus job would provide.Blais and Shewit said they found that a lack of female representation in University leadership inhibited their ability to find mentors.“I did intentionally seek out women mentorship at the University, specifically in administration, and found it very challenging,” Blais said. “It means a lot when you can see a leading woman and identify with her and have someone to look up to.”Because of stipulations for the Board of Fellows, six of the 12 members of the Board must be Holy Cross priests, according to the website. The University president must also be a Holy Cross priest, restricting the role to men.“I would love to see a woman in charge of this university one day, more than anything,” Blais said. “But, if that cannot be possible, then I would at least like to see women in the second-hand position … and in more positions on the Board of Fellows.”Shewit, as a woman and a person of color, said both of these identities have impacted her experience at Notre Dame.“You see time and time again, when they do these inclusion surveys, there’s almost a correlation between minority students and not feeling as welcome in the community,” Shewit said.Because of the few poor experiences Juneja had in his dorm community, he does not always know what to advise prospective students of color, he said.“I’m not sure that Notre Dame is the perfect place for me, but I’m happy with the person it’s making me,” Juneja said. “It’s not an easy task for people of color to come to this University … but by no means is it a bad decision. It’s just a challenging one.”The results from the Board report might not be visible for several years, Juneja said. However, increased diversity in hiring over the next few years could show the impact of the report.Shewit said the University must be proactive in taking steps to make sure all students feel welcome.“Even if it doesn’t really seem like so many tangible things … I can’t stress enough how important it is that students, faculty members, alums, Board members, administrators, continue to talk about representation and the minority experience,” Shewit said.Tags: blais-shewit, Board of Trustees, board report, Diversity, representation, Student governmentlast_img read more


first_imgOn Monday Senator Leahy met with leadership of Fletcher Allen Health Care, the University of Vermont and the Vermont National Guard to view a demonstration of new equipment at the hospital’s Simulator Training Program.  At the event Leahy announced more than $1.7 million in funding he has secured in the federal budget for the project, which provides training to hospital nurses and doctors, university medical students and guard personnel on state of the art simulation equipment.  The equipment offers realistic training experiences for medical conditions that range from birth to gunshot wounds and other severe trauma. “This simulation laboratory and program will create a better trained workforce that will produce fewer medical errors and improve the quality of health care of Vermonters,” said Leahy.  “For Vermont Guard personnel, it means an opportunity to train before facing real-life trauma situations in the battlefield or when responding to disasters.  This partnership has brought together three distinct organizations to share resources, and is a model that works well in Vermont. ” The funding Leahy secured has allowed for the purchase of eight high-fidelity mannequins that include adult simulators, a birthing mother, 2 newborns and a 5-year-old.  To date the program has trained a core team of personnel that has worked with medical residents to train them for complex deliveries, conducting mock emergencies, and pediatric and neonatal resuscitation training.  In December, 80 members of the Vermont Air and Army National Guard medical staff received training during a two-day session before their deployment to Afghanistan earlier this year.”The Simulator Training Program enables students and providers at all levels to improve their skills in the treatment of medical complications in a safe and controlled environment,” said Melinda Estes, M.D., president and chief executive officer, Fletcher Allen Health Care. “What this means is better, safer care for patients around the region.  I want to thank Senator Leahy for his extraordinary support of this valuable program.” Leahy, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has made a priority of securing federal funding for advanced medical equipment for the state’s hospitals, colleges and universities.  At UVM and Fletcher Allen, these projects include the UVM College of Medicine’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Center, the state of the art classrooms at the Fletcher Allen/UVM Medical Education Center and a UVM and Fletcher Allen teletrauma initiative to bring video technology into ambulances.Source: Leahy’s office. BURLINGTON, Vt. (Monday, March 8, 2010) –# # # # #last_img read more


first_imgShoppers Tiarna Cowell and Kate Boardman were among those who added to sales in Brisbane over the holidays. The latest cost of living survey took into account what paying customers were charged, not what recommended retail prices were. Picture: Jono SearleBRISBANE is one of the fastest-rising cities in global cost of living rankings, moving up 18 spots in the past 12 months.The Worldwide Cost of Living 2017 survey by The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Brisbane in 31st spot among major cities across the globe – the fifth highest jump in rankings in the world.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoThe biannual survey compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services – including home rents, transport, utility bills, private school fees, food, drink and clothing – as a way to help managers decide how much to pay expatriates and business travellers.The biggest movers up the ranking in the last 12 months were two Brazilian cities – Sao Paulo (up 29 spots to 78) and Rio de Janeiro (up 27 spots to 86), followed by the New Zealand capital Wellington (up 26 spots to 16) and Auckland (up 22 spots to 16th position).Attempts to get clarification about Brisbane’s ranking from The Economist were unsuccessful but according to the survey report, commodity shocks continued to affect pricing in the survey.“The impact of fluctuating oil and commodity prices continues to be reflected in the cost of living,” it said.“Oil prices bottomed-out in 2016 and the pace of decline in commodity prices slowed. This has continued to constrain prices in many mature markets, keeping inflation levels low. However, inflation has risen more rapidly in developing markets, especially those that experienced currency declines in 2015. In some cases local inflation has been augmented by currency gains as currencies that saw significant weakness in 2015 clawed back ground in 2016. This is especially true in commodity-reliant countries, given that oil and commodity prices are on the rise again, albeit at much lower levels than in 2013-14.”last_img read more


first_imgCommuters move past a tree branch precariously hanging after cyclone Amphan hit the region, in Kolkata, India, Thursday, May 21, 2020. AP PHOTO/BIKAS DAS NEW DELHI – A powerful cyclone ripped through densely populated coastal India and Bangladesh, blowing off roofs and whipping up waves that swallowed embankments and bridges and left entire villages without access to fresh water, electricity and communications. At least 24 people were reported killed Thursday. The cyclone weakened after slamming ashore Wednesday evening amid massive evacuations. Officials warn that relief and repair work will be made harder by the coronavirus pandemic, which has already sapped the health care system.center_img In low-lying Bangladesh, up to 10 people have died while 12 deaths were reported in West Bengal state in India. Officials said two people died in India’s Odisha state in the Bay of Bengal. Most of the deaths were due to the collapse of walls, drowning and falling trees in both countries. (AP)last_img read more


first_imgThe Batesville Dogs traveled to Jennings County to battle The Panthers in Golf at St. Anne’s Golf Course winning 169-176.Batesville vs. JC Golf (5-11)Individual Scoring for Batesville:Tristian Lamppert 33*Jake Flaspohler 44Ross Harmeyer 46Keegan Straub 46Ryan Harmeyer 47Billy Carroll 49JV:Christian Weberding 62Cole Mobley 59Medalist: Tristian Lamppert-Batesville with a 33.*Lamppert’s 33 (-2 par) Sets Course Record for HS Golf at St. Anne’s Front 9.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Siefert.last_img


first_imgThey infamously squandered a golden opportunity to win the title in 2014 under manager Brendan Rodgers, when Reds captain Steven Gerrard made a costly slip in a late-season defeat against Chelsea.But Klopp’s team are deserved champions after an incredible campaign that could end in record-breaking style.Liverpool are on course to beat Manchester City’s record points total of 100 set in 2017⁄18.Klopp, the first German manager to win the Premier League, has been the architect of Liverpool’s renaissance since the former Borussia Dortmund boss arrived in 2015.Mohamed Salah is Liverpool’s leading goalscorer this season Liverpool’s first English title since 1990 – further delayed by the coronavirus shutdown – earns them their maiden trophy in the Premier League, which was introduced in 1992 and has been won 13 times by their arch-rivals Manchester United.Klopp was in tears after Liverpool’s long-awaited win, which follows their Champions League and Club World Cup victories last year, when they finished just a point behind City in the Premier League.“It’s such a big moment, I am completely overwhelmed,” an emotional Klopp told Sky Sports. “Tonight it is for you out there.“It’s incredible. I hope you stay at home, or go in front of your house if you want, but not more. We do it together in this moment and it is a joy to do it for you.”Liverpool manager Jurgen KloppHowever, thousands of fans, many in face masks, converged on Anfield, lighting flares, chanting and celebrating with a replica trophy, while motorists drove up and beeped their horns.Congratulations poured in from around the world with basketball star LeBron James, actor Samuel L. Jackson and former world number one tennis player Caroline Wozniacki among those paying tribute.– ‘I’m hoping there is more’ –Liverpool, who were tantalisingly close to glory when the coronavirus forced the suspension of English football in March, demolished Crystal Palace 4-0 at their home ground of Anfield on Wednesday to stand on the brink of the title.Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City lost 2-1 to Chelsea to hand Liverpool the title City needed to win at Stamford Bridge to keep the Premier League alive but slipped to a 2-1 defeat.Liverpool’s 19th English title, which puts them one behind United’s record haul of 20, owes much to the transformational impact of Klopp.“We followed him and believed him,” said captain Jordan Henderson. “It’s been an amazing journey.“I’m hoping there is more. We just keep hungry, keep wanting more and following him.”Liverpool have clinched the title earlier than any other Premier League champions, breaking the previous record of five games left shared by City and Manchester United.Fans in Liverpool celebrate the Premier League title But it has been an agonising wait for Liverpool fans across the world, with the coronavirus lockdown forcing them to put the champagne on ice.Videos on social media showed many of Liverpool’s players watching the Chelsea match together at a hotel.“We won’t tell you the exact location but we are all in a hotel together as a team,” Liverpool star Andrew Robertson told the BBC.“We thought something hopefully special was going to happen and that’s how it turned out.”– Ferguson era –Liverpool spent years in the shadow of arch-rivals Manchester United during the Alex Ferguson era before being left behind by the massive spending of Manchester City and Chelsea.Liverpool in action against Crystal Palace at an empty Anfield Read Also: Video: Ramos fires home wonder free kick against Real MallorcaBut with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino forming a formidable front three, Henderson a tireless presence in midfield and Virgil van Dijk imperious at the back, Liverpool have left City trailing in their wake this term.“That is the reality, that we are so far behind,” said City boss Pep Guardiola. “Liverpool were fantastic in consistency throughout the whole season.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Liverpool ended a 30-year wait for the English title as they were crowned Premier League champions on Thursday, triggering jubilant scenes as fans ignored social-distancing to celebrate uproariously.Fans celebrated outside Anfield, Liverpool’s home groundJurgen Klopp’s men sealed a 19th league title with a record seven games remaining after Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat of second-placed Manchester City left the 2018 and 2019 champions an unbridgeable 23 points adrift.Data on new English Premier League champions Liverpool Infusing his players with a belief in his “heavy metal” football and high-tempo “gegen-pressing” game-plan, the charismatic Klopp has earned his place alongside Liverpool’s iconic former managers Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley and Kenny Dalglish.“He epitomises everything that Liverpool Football Club stands for. He appreciates it, he respects everyone who works at he club,” Dalglish, architect of Liverpool’s 1990 title, said of the German.Klopp led the club to the Champions League last season, but Liverpool were pipped to the Premier League title by City despite finishing with a record 97 points for top-flight runners-up. Promoted ContentWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Reasons Sharks Are Afraid Of Dolphinslast_img read more


first_imgThose surviving who will honor Jewel’s memory include her sons, Randall (Vicky) Pollitt of Liberty, and James Pollitt of Connersville; step-children, Betty McCloud, Allan (Norma) Hicks, Jimmy Hicks, and Glen (Sharon) Hicks; grandchildren, Anthony (Brittney) Pollitt, Heather (Chris) Louden, Randall Pollitt, Emily (Matt) Snyder, Dustin (Marci) Reece, Crystal (Dustin) Adams, Bill (Stacy) Reed, and several others; many great-grandchildren; one brother, Delbert (Karen) Carey of Connersville; one sister, Wendy (Ronald) Evans of Connersville, and several nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Alice Coyle; a step-son, Michael Horning, and two brothers, Leon and Allen Ray Carey, and a niece, Deborah Carey. Jewel Horning, of Connersville, was born on March 23, 1945 in Connersville, a daughter to Lewel and Mae Hunter Carey.  She married Terry Horning on April 17, 1980 and he preceded her in death on July 1, 2018.  Jewel worked in manufacturing in at CW Ellis in Indianapolis for almost 30 years.  She enjoyed her two dogs and shopping at Wal-Mart, but especially loved spending time with her family and grandkids.  On Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at the age of 74, she passed away at her residence. Friends may visit with Jewel’s family on Monday, January 6, 2020 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Services will begin at 1 p.m. with burial following in Maple Grove Cemetery.center_img To sign the online guestbook or to leave personal memories please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the Horning family.last_img read more


first_img O’Neill revealed he had not been in contact with Hodgson prior to the fixture, but would be happy share any observations if the call was made. “I haven’t spoken to Roy in the build-up but if he wanted to call me or my assistant Billy McKinley, who he worked with at Fulham, there’d be no problem there,” O’Neill added. “But I’m sure he doesn’t need to, they will have had someone here and there’ll be a dossier 250 pages thick.” O’Neill, who has been denied the services of senior men such as Jonny Evans, Gareth McAuley, Chris Brunt and Martin Paterson in South America, was quick to praise his own side’s efforts. Northern Ireland lie 78 places behind Uruguay in the FIFA rankings but exceeded expectations for much of the contest and even handed debuts to Luke McCullough, Paul Paton and Ryan McLaughlin. “The most pleasing thing for me is the lads really seemed to enjoy the challenge,” he said. “I thought they were excellent and at times our possession of the ball was superb. “Steven Davis was immense – as good a performance as he’s had under me – and Sammy Clingan and Oliver Norwood too. “The lads on debut were a credit as well and right through the team the application was first rate. “It’s an extremely young squad and we couldn’t ask any more on the night against top-class opponents who are heading to the World Cup.” Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has tipped England to beat Uruguay in the World Cup after seeing his own side narrowly beaten in Montevideo. La Celeste enjoyed plenty of possession but only breached a depleted Northern Ireland once in the 62nd minute when substitute Christian Stuani finished from close range. O’Neill was proud of his team’s battling effort, in front of almost 60,000 expectant fans, and saw enough to tip an England success. “Having seen Uruguay, I would expect England to beat them in Brazil,” O’Neill told Press Association Sport. “I think if England play with pace in the forward areas they will cause them real problems. “I’ll be honest, I think you can get at them. “It might be different when Diego Godin comes back but if they can get isolated situations, particularly against Diego Lugano, they’ll get some joy. “I also think they’ll get joy through the middle of the pitch with the quality they have and I think Wayne Rooney playing off Daniel Sturridge would give Uruguay a problem. “This is a good team but it’s heavily dependent on the front two, if you nullify them you can get opportunities against them.” Press Association The Three Lions face Uruguay in Sao Paulo on June 19 and Roy Hodgson will be poring over Northern Ireland’s 1-0 defeat at Estadio Centenario for pointers. And, without the x factor of the injured Luis Suarez, the Group D opponents showed little to cause the England boss sleepless nights. last_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi: A Kabbadi coach with the Sports Authority of India (SAI), accused of molesting a young girl at the training centre, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in a hotel room in Bengaluru, police said on Tuesday.Rudrappa V Hosamani, a senior coach at SAI, was accused of molesting a girl in the girls dressing room at the training centre on October 9.”Rudrappa V Hosamani, a senior coach at SAI in Bengaluru, committed suicide by hanging himself in the hotel room at Harihara on Monday. He was accused of molestation,” Davanagere Superintendent of Police R Chetan told PTI.Also Read | Faf du Plessis introduces something new to cricket world; Know WHATHosamani checked into the hotel on October 13. When he did not step out of the room for a long while, the hotel staff alerted the police who broke open the door and found him hanging.SAI authorities were informed about the molestation incident after the victim confided in her parents about it. On informing the police about it, the 59-year-old coach was placed under suspension and a case was filed under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act against him based on the girl’s parents’ complaint.Also Read | IND vs WI, 2nd Test: Pant, Rahane take India to 308/4 at Stumps For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more


first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Adelaide Oval, the venue for the first Test between Australia and India on December 6, might provide an advantage to both teams. According to the curator, the wicket will have some grass and assistance for the bowlers. This is good news for both teams, who have a very good pace attack. Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins have all shown their class in previous encounters while India has a very good line-up in the form of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav. The curator, Damien Hough, believes this will provide an even contest between bat and ball.Read More |Virat Kohli’s India aim to avoid collapse syndrome in Australia Tests”We do the same preparation for red-ball cricket and pink-ball cricket at Shield level. The best way to get an even contest is to leave some grass on there and get that balance between bat and ball. Right now, we really feel that this is where it’s at for the pitch,” Hough told the Weekend Australian paper.Read More |Virat Kohli enjoys batting if someone has a go at him: Tim PaineHowever, unlike the last three years, the match between Australia and India will be a Day affair and not a Day-Night Test. According to the current ICC Playing Conditions, a home nation can only host a day-night Test match “with the agreement of the Visiting Board” and India confirmed in May 2018 that they want the match played with a traditional red ball. Hough said it made no difference to their preparation.Read More |Kohli focused only on cricket, not on confrontations vs Australia”We won’t do anything differently. The preparation will be the same. The only difference is we get the covers off earlier and we start earlier,” Hough addedIn 2015, Adelaide hosted the first-ever Pink Ball Day-Night Test between Australia and New Zealand. The match was a huge success with the crowd turning up in great numbers on each day. Australia won the game by three wickets and the match ended in three days. In 2016, they hosted South Africa while in 2017, they played the first-ever Pink Ball Ashes contest against England. All the games were won by Australia.The venue has been a lucky hunting ground for Virat Kohli, the Indian cricket team skipper. His first century was 116 against Australia in the 2011/12 tour but his crowning achievement was centuries in both innings (115,141) in the 2014 Test which almost gave India a famous win. In ODIs, he smashed a brilliant 107 in the 2015 World Cup to give India their sixth win over Pakistan. In Twenty20 Internationals, his highest score of 90 came at this venue against Australia in 2016. last_img read more