Group praises ACE, Career Center

first_imgStudent Senate heard about opportunities with Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program and passed resolutions about excused absences at Wednesday night’s meeting. Sarah Greene, from the ACE program, spoke about her experience teaching high school English. “I was an English major here at Notre Dame and went on to teach high school English in Mobile, Ala., for the ACE program,” Greene said.  “ACE is a great option for teaching since it’s just two years and includes a Master of Education degree. Plus it prepares students well for teaching in Catholic schools.” Greene saw this as an excellent opportunity for members of Senate because of their interest in leadership. “Teaching really cultivated my own leadership skills, and I know that’s something you’ve been working to develop,” Greene said. “I encourage you to share those gifts, give them back to students in need. I just wanted to come and thank you for the service you do and let you know that we are located in Carole Sandner Hall. We have ample study space and plenty of smiling faces to welcome you.’ After thanking Greene for her information, the group invited sophomore Max Brown from the department of academic affairs to introduce two resolutions dealing with excused absence policies. “The first issue we wanted to tackle is that regarding professional development,” Brown said. “A lot of times you have to interview for post-graduate opportunities or internships and the Career Center can help students get those excused absences. There are a lot of ways to get one for an interview, but essentially all of those excused absences are only for seniors. Specifically in today’s environment it is really important for undergrads to get those opportunities too.” The group unanimously voted in favor of this resolution, and Brown expressed his approval. “I’m really glad you passed that last resolution. I think that it is really important for a lot of us in this room,” Brown said. Secondly, Brown introduced a resolution concerning the class absence policy regarding death. “Currently, when a loved one passes away it is very difficult to get an excused absence unless they are part of an immediate family,” Brown said. “That doesn’t seem to fit the bill for instances that demonstrate extenuating circumstances where the University should allow students to get excused absences. So we decided to add the ambiguous term ‘loved one’ to this section of du Lac.” Class of 2015 president Tim Scanlon asked how they came up with the specific addition of the term “loved one” in this resolution. “We really thought a lot about how to define this. There are a lot of circumstances and it’s hard to define and name them all.  We are using ‘loved one’ so that the definition is at the discretion of the administration,” Brown said. “What it allows the administrators to do is to give students an excused absence even when the death is not an immediate family member but still someone very close. Also, they feel that they can have the power to ensure that this policy is not being abused.” Every Senate member also voted in favor of the resolution. Student body vice president Katie Rose updated the group on last week’s discussion regarding the Career Center. “After our discussion last week I had two very good meetings with some people at the Career Center,” Rose said. “Both were ridiculously productive, and a lot of the issues you brought up are going to be addressed. Thank you for your feedback; they were very appreciative.” Chief of staff Katie Baker expressed her gratitude for the senators who worked for the Department of Gender Studies. “Thank you for all your hard work last week during sexual assault awareness week,” Baker said. “The Time to Heal dinner was really amazing.  I hope you guys were touched by it as much as we were.”last_img read more

What to watch for at the Preakness

first_imgIn this photo taken on Saturday, May 4, jockey Joel Rosario, third from left, celebrates as Orb crosses the finish line to win the 139th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  by Richard RosenblattBALTIMORE (AP) — All eyes will be on Kentucky Derby winner Orb in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. The 3-year-old colt will take on eight challengers in the second leg of the Triple Crown. If he wins, Orb will attempt to become the first Triple Crown champion since Affirmed in 1978 at the Belmont Stakes on June 8. In the Preakness, Orb will be facing five horses he defeated in the Derby and three who did not run in the race.Here’s a guide to watching the race:___— INSIDE START. Orb will start from the inside, No. 1 gate. If this was the Kentucky Derby that could be a major problem because there would be more of a chance of getting squeezed back in the pack. The Derby field was 19; the Preakness is nine, with a longer run to the first turn than at Churchill Downs. However, since 1961 only one horse — Tabasco Cat in 1994 — has won from the No. 1 post.— FIRST TURN. By the first turn, we’ll know whether Orb, under jockey Joel Rosario, has established clear-running position. The question is how far back he’ll settle. In the Derby, with its much larger field, Orb dropped 18 lengths off the pace. Look for him to be much closer as Govenor Charlie, Goldencents, Itsmyluckyday and Titletown Five vie for the early lead.— BACKSTRETCH: Around the turn and into the backstretch, Orb should find a comfortable groove as the field sorts into clusters: speed horses, midpack runners and closers. If the early pace is fast, Orb could be farther back; if it’s slow, he could be in the middle.— FINAL TURN: Heading into the final turn is when Orb should be making his move. In the Derby, Rosario waited patiently to make the call and when he did, Orb went from 16th to the lead in the final half-mile and won by 2½ lengths.— HEADED FOR HOME: The stretch run is anyone’s guess, but if all goes according to form, Orb should be in the mix to win no matter what the pace. Among proven closers in the field are Mylute, Departing and Will Take Charge. If the sloppy track was the reason both Goldencents and Itsmyluckday ran so poorly, then either or both could rebound with a big race and prove hard to catch in the lane.___Follow Richard Rosenblatt on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/rosenblattaplast_img read more

WIN: Ladies Night Out brings fabulous festive sparkle to town

first_imgFestive fashion, food and fun are in the line-up for a glamorous Ladies Christmas Night Out next month in Ballybofey.Patton Frozen Foods and The Igloo is hosting one of the most exciting nights of the Christmas calendar on Wednesday 7th Dec in Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey. Donegal Daily and Donegal Woman have two VIP tickets to give away for this fantastic charity event. Check out this post on Facebook (Click HERE) to see how you can win two VIP front row seats!The evening begins at 7pm with a Christmas market. Where guests can browse around with a glass of mulled wine, prosecco and canapes in hand. There will be a wide range of festive stalls setting up for the market, with everything from baking to botox!The show begins at 8pm sharp with fabulous chef Rachel Allen showing everyone how it’s done in the kitchen this Christmas. To top it all off, there will be some festive fashion from The Gray Rooms, Pure Boutique, Verve Donegal and for the ladies with blooming bumps this season, Chiq Maternity will be showcasing their beautiful maternity range.So whether you decide to get dressed to the nines or air out your Christmas jumper, this event promises to be one of the best in Donegal this Christmas. All proceeds from the event are going to The Donegal Hospice and The Caolan Melaugh Fund.Patton Frozen Foods and The Igloo want to take this opportunity to thank all those who have given their time and effort to this event Tommy and Bridget Gallen Jacksons Hotel, Paddy McMenamin our compare for the night, DJ Paddy Friel, Siobhan Kelly The Gray Rooms, Rosie Boyle Pure Boutique, Mary Meehan Verve, Gillian Hamilton + Amanda McClintock Chiq Maternity,  Gabrielle McMonagle Gabrielle’s Diary, Maria Rushe Secrets of S Mum,  Liam Porter, John Gildea and the team at Donegal Daily and Donegal Woman. A huge thank you also to all those who have sponsored the wonderful raffle we have in store on the night. Tickets are €25 and are on sale at The Igloo Ballybofey, Jacksons Hotel, The Gray Rooms, Pure Boutique, Verve Donegal Town but hurry they are going like hot cakes!!!WIN: Ladies Night Out brings fabulous festive sparkle to town was last modified: November 23rd, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:BallybofeyCHristmaseventsFashionigloolast_img read more

International visitors honoured with mayoral reception at ERASMUS+ Programme

first_imgInternational guests were honoured last week as part of the ERASMUS+ Programme with a mayoral reception. Mayor of Letterkenny Cllr. John O’Donnell hosted the welcome reception in Letterkenny Public Services Centre.Teachers and staff from Woodlands National School in Letterkenny along with 27 teachers and staff from schools in Croatia, Poland, Greece and Italy who visited Donegal attended the welcome reception. Picture also includes Liam Ward, Director of Service, Donegal County Council.International visitors honoured with mayoral reception at ERASMUS+ Programme was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

a month agoLiverpool legend Lawrenson blasts ‘lazy’ Robertson for Napoli penalty

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Lawrenson blasts ‘lazy’ Robertson for Napoli penaltyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Mark Lawrenson blasted Andrew Robertson for his role in their Champions League defeat to Napoli.The Reds went down 2-0 in Naples, with Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente both scoring in the final 10 minutes, the former from the spot.”A 0-0 draw would have been a good result for Liverpool , and they were less than 10 minutes away from getting it – until things unraveled at the back,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport. “I am far from convinced it was a penalty for Napoli’s first goal – the first time I saw it, I thought it was the correct decision, but the more I see it the less I agree it should have been given.”But it was still a lazy challenge by Andy Robertson on Jose Callejon, which gave the referee the opportunity to award a spot-kick in the first place.”He added: “When Napoli scored their second goal in injury time, it killed the game completely, and Virgil van Dijk was obviously responsible for that.”To concede from a mistake like that when they are in possession at the back is very unlike Liverpool generally, and Van Dijk especially.” last_img read more

7 days agoMan Utd chief Woodward: Football always our priority

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd chief Woodward: Football always our priorityby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward insists the club have never prioritised commercial initiatives over results on the pitch.United’s American owners, the Glazers, have been accused of not caring about the club’s performances so long as it doesn’t jeopardise their business interests.But Woodward says both aspects are vital to the club’s make-up.”The reality of Manchester United is we are a club in two parts,” said Woodward.”First of all, we are an incredible 141-year footballing institution with all that history, all that legacy, all that tradition and that tradition of success. That can never, ever change. We need to keep that protected.”Then, like other football clubs, our commercial business allows us to reinvest in the football side. It’s how these two interact with each other at Manchester United that results in us having a competitive advantage in this area. What’s important is the commercial side is never allowed to take priority over the football side.” last_img read more

Jaishankar meets Singapore deputy prime minister defence minister

first_imgSingapore: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday met Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and the two leaders discussed new avenues of relationship through the opportunities provided by “New India.” Jaishankar, who is on a visit to Singapore, was accompanied by Minister of State for Civil Aviation Hardeep S Puri during his meeting with Keat, who is also Singapore’s finance minister. “Cordial meeting with Deputy PM & Finance Minister @MOFsg Heng Swee Keat along with Minister @HardeepSPuri. Discussed refreshing the India-Singapore agenda by exploring opportunities provided by New India,” Jaishankar tweeted. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Jaishankar also had a meeting with Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen. “A meeting of minds with Defence Minister @Ng_Eng_Hen. Benefitted from his insights and assessments as always,” he tweeted. On Monday, Jaishankar called on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and discussed with him bilateral ties and the issues concerning the world. He also co-chaired the 6th Joint Ministerial Commission with his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan and reviewed the whole range of bilateral issues. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday He also had good interaction with Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on scaling up trade and investment. During his visit, Jaishankar also attended the India-Singapore Business & Innovation Summit and expressed India’s reservations on joining the proposed mega free trade agreement RCEP as it is concerned over the “protectionist policies” of China that have created a significant trade deficit between the two nations, as high as USD 57 billion in 2018. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed mega free trade agreement being negotiated among 16 countries including 10-nation ASEAN bloc (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) and its six trading partners — India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.last_img read more

Conservatives snub Winnipeg urban Aboriginal debate

first_imgAPTN National NewsAboriginal leaders from across Manitoba rallied together at an all-candidates forum in Winnipeg Tuesday night.The topic of the debate was on Aboriginal people living in the city.No Conservative candidates showed up.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson was there.last_img

Fraser River battle over sockeye salmon continues

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s summer time and that means fishing season is open on the West Coast as the sockeye salmon return to the mighty Fraser River.But this also means another round of hand-wringing and finger-pointing over decisions on who gets to put their nets in the water.Decades of declining fish stocks have led some to call for the end of commercial fishing.As APTN National News reporter Rob Smith tells us, the professionals are not ready to park their boats.last_img

Japan court denies extended detention of Nissans Ghosn

first_imgTOKYO — A Japanese court has denied prosecutors’ request to extend detention of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn.The Tokyo District Court on Thursday rejected the request for another 10-day detention over his indictment for falsification of financial reports.Ghosn was arrested Nov. 19, along with another executive, Greg Kelly, over allegations that they underreported Ghosn’s pay in 2011-2015 and both have since been charged.The arrest of an industry icon has raised concerns over the Japanese automaker and the future of its alliance with Renault SA of France.The Associated Presslast_img