first_imgBy NICOLE McALEE News Writer Students can join the women’s rowing team in the fight against pancreatic cancer at the team’s third annual Erg-a-Thon fundraiser today.  The Erg-a-Thon takes place between the Fieldhouse Mall and the LaFortune Student Center from noon to 8 p.m. “An erg [short for ergometer] is a rowing machine that the rowers use to train,” senior Kelsey Sekanick, co-chair of the Erg-a-Thon, said. “We will have several of them at the event and participants will be able to race both rowers and friends.” The team will sell T-shirts and bracelets at the event and will host a raffle, Sekanick said.  According to the event’s Facebook page, raffle prizes include pre-game field passes for Saturday’s football game against Oklahoma, men’s and women’s basketball tickets, basketballs signed by coaches Mike Brey and Muffet McGraw, football tickets, a football signed by Irish coach Brian Kelly and the right to name one of the rowing team’s racing boats.  Sekanick said the Erg-a-Thon was born three years ago when tragedy struck the Notre Dame rowing community.  “This event began three years ago after two women close to the heart of the rowing team were directly affected by pancreatic cancer,” Sekanick said. “The mothers of Sarah McShane, who is a former rower, and Kassen Delano, who was our academic advisor, both passed away of pancreatic cancer. In 2011, coach Marnie Stahl, hoping to encourage increased participation in service work, proposed the idea of an Erg-a-Thon for pancreatic cancer.” Senior Anna VanEgmond, co-chair for the event with Sekanick, said proceeds from the Erg-a-Thon will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PCAN) and the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI), a Notre Dame entity that supports undergraduate research on campus.  “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to impact the work being done by our peers in the Notre Dame College of Science this year, [and] we hope that this relationship with Harper Cancer Institute will continue to grow as the event continues in the following years,” VanEgmond said. Junior team member Victoria Ryan said 80 percent of funds raised will go to the PCAN and 20 percent will support undergraduate research at the HCRI.  The College of Science and HCRI both will match the donation the rowing team makes to HCRI.  In its first year in 2011, the Erg-a-Thon raised almost $3,00s, and last year, it raised more than $6,00s, according to Ryad.  VanEgmond said the women’s rowing teamebelievesyit can raise even more money this year for pancreatic cancer research.  “This year we started an o-line giving site through the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and due to the generosity of our Notre Dame family, we have already raised over $3,000 before the event has even begun,” VanEgmond said. “This is really a true testament to the spirit of Notre Dame.” Contact Nicole McAlee at nmcalee@nd.edu,Students can join the women’s rowing team in the fight against pancreatic cancer at the team’s third annual Erg-a-Thon fundraiser today.  The Erg-a-Thon takes place between the Fieldhouse Mall and the LaFortune Student Center from noon to 8 p.m. “An erg [short for ergometer] is a rowing machine that the rowers use to train,” senior Kelsey Sekanick, co-chair of the Erg-a-Thon, said. “We will have several of them at the event and participants will be able to race both rowers and friends.” The team will sell T-shirts and bracelets at the event and will host a raffle, Sekanick said.  According to the event’s Facebook page, raffle prizes include pre-game field passes for Saturday’s football game against Oklahoma, men’s and women’s basketball tickets, basketballs signed by coaches Mike Brey and Muffet McGraw, football tickets, a football signed by Irish coach Brian Kelly and the right to name one of the rowing team’s racing boats.  Sekanick said the Erg-a-Thon was born three years ago when tragedy struck the Notre Dame rowing community.  “This event began three years ago after two women close to the heart of the rowing team were directly affected by pancreatic cancer,” Sekanick said. “The mothers of Sarah McShane, who is a former rower, and Kassen Delano, who was our academic advisor, both passed away of pancreatic cancer. In 2011, coach Marnie Stahl, hoping to encourage increased participation in service work, proposed the idea of an Erg-a-Thon for pancreatic cancer.” Senior Anna VanEgmond, co-chair for the event with Sekanick, said proceeds from the Erg-a-Thon will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PCAN) and the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI), a Notre Dame entity that supports undergraduate research on campus.  “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to impact the work being done by our peers in the Notre Dame College of Science this year, [and] we hope that this relationship with Harper Cancer Institute will continue to grow as the event continues in the following years,” VanEgmond said.  Junior team member Victoria Ryan said 80 percent of funds raised will go to the PCAN and 20 percent will support undergraduate research at the HCRI. The College of Science and HCRI both will match the donation the rowing team makes to HCRI.  In its first year in 2011, the Erg-a-Thon raised almost $3,000, and last year, it raised more than $6,000, according to Ryan.  VanEgmond said the women’s rowing team believes it can raise even more money this year for pancreatic cancer research.  “This year we started an online giving site through the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and due to the generosity of our Notre Dame family, we have already raised over $3,000 before the event has even begun,” VanEgmond said. “This is really a true testament to the spirit of Notre Dame.” Contact Nicole McAlee at nmcalee@nd.edulast_img read more

first_img Design Thinking is a framework used to collaborate, align teams and form intent to solve users’ problems, all while improving experiences at the speed and scale that modern organization demands. The focus is on the outcomes that delight users and deliver increased value to meet the organization’s goals. ITLS is accepted internationally as a standard training course and also used as essential curricula in many paramedic, Emergency Medical Team and first responder training programs. The Iloilo City Emergency Responders also underwent the International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Training Course. The capacity-building activity was made possible through the APEC Emergency Preparedness Capacity Building Center and the National Resilience Council (NRC). CDRRMO head Donna Magno said the study visit intended to provide key personnel the operational framework as they develop concepts for the Iloilo City Disaster Operations Center. ITLS is a global organization dedicated to preventing death and disability from trauma through education and emergency trauma care. ILOILO City – This city is a recipientof various capacity-building grants from global organizations and those fromthe private sector to strengthen its disaster preparedness. NRC, as lead implementing partner of ARISE Philippines, also launched here Friday the Young Leaders for Resilience Program to engage students in partner universities in co-creating solutions that will address resilience challenges. Participating universities were made to undergo a Design Thinking Workshop co-facilitated by IBM, SM Prime, National University, and Asia Pacific College. The city government’s delegation composed of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO), Information Systems Office, Public Safety and Transportation Management Office, and City Planning and Development Office completed a week-long study tour in Taipei City, Taiwan on Friday. It is the only pre-hospital trauma program endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians. ITLS courses impart knowledge and hands-on skills to take better care of patients. It stresses rapid assessment, appropriate intervention and identification of immediate life threats. Its framework for effective trauma care is a global standard that works in any situation./PN Mayor Jerry P. Treñas stressed the city’s gains stemmed from strong public-private partnerships. He expressed gratitude to the business community for helping make the metropolis resilient. last_img read more

first_imgMichel Platini warned of a return to hooliganism’s “dark days” as he was re-elected unopposed for a third term as president of Uefa.The Frenchman says there is a rising trend of “nationalism and extremism” being observed in stadiums.He reiterated calls for a European sports police force to avoid events witnessed in the “not-so-distant past”.”A past where hooligans and all manner of fanatics called the shots in certain European stadiums,” he added.Platini was a player with Juventus when crowd trouble prior to the 1985 European Cup final against Liverpool at Heysel Stadium led to the deaths of 39 people. AEK Athens fans lit flares before the game startedMore recently, the Greek Cup quarter-final between AEK Athens and Olympiakos was called off on 11 March after a pitch invasion by fans in the Olympic Stadium.The Greek Super League was suspended for a week by the government earlier this year after persistent crowd trouble.Platini says Uefa has been “left to fend for ourselves somewhat” to combat “battles that can only be won with the help of the public authorities”.The 59-year-old former France international was speaking in his opening speech to the Uefa congress, whose 54 member nations handed him another four-year term after he stood unopposed. “In recent months, we have all been struck by certain images that I thought were a thing of the past,” said Platini.”Some of us experienced that past at first hand. In my case, it was exactly 30 years ago.”Nobody wants a repeat of such events. We need tougher stadium bans at European level and – I will say it again – the creation of a European sports police force.”This is something I starting calling for back in 2007, just after I was first elected.”BBC Radio 5 live’s sports news correspondent Richard Conway:”Football officials have increasingly had to deal with issues of discrimination, extremism and nationalism over the past few years. It is a problem that, for a while, many thought belonged in the game’s past. There has been a response from Fifa and Uefa who have both introduced tougher sanctions. “But the politics of hate continues to be witnessed within football stadiums, hence Platini’s call for national governments to now step up and help the game combat an issue it feels it is not solely responsible for.”Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev recently had to close part of their stadium for their Europa League match against Everton after crowd trouble at the Olympic Stadium in the previous round against Guingamp.The club were also fined £50,761 after the match had to be halted for 15 minutes.Serbian riot police surround supporters after a fight broke out on the pitch Last October, Serbia’s match with Albania was abandoned after a drone carrying a political message led to clashes involving players and fans on the Partizan Stadium pitch.In 2013, Spartak Moscow were ordered to play two games behind closed doors following crowd trouble in a Russian Cup tie against second tier Shinnik Yaroslavl.The match was interrupted after fans clashed with police, ripped up seats and threw them on to the pitch.Trouble at Spartak Moscow’s game against second tier Shinnik Yaroslavl Blatter against Russia boycottFifa president Sepp Blatter also addressed the Uefa congress and called on Europe’s governing body to reject calls to boycott the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Russia is in conflict with Ukraine, whose president Petro Poroshenko urged countries not to attend the tournament.”Speaking of Russia, football has to stay united,” said Blatter. “In the past boycotts have never brought any results.”We have to pay attention to our statutes, and the Olympic charter, and even in the resolutions of the United Nations, it is written: the autonomy of sport must be guaranteed.”Uefa has the best football and the best footballers, they are the example. We ask Europe to be the promoter of the popularity of our game. “Football can only be strong if the governing bodies are strong and united. It is solidarity and unity.”Prince Ali: Crucial time for footballFifa presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan has called for changes in the running of the world governing body.Prince Ali, who is one of the candidates who will challenge Blatter for the leadership of Fifa on 29 May, believes it is an important time for the future of the sport.Prince Ali has been Fifa vice president for Asia since 2011″We are in a crucial time for football,” he said. “Both inside and outside the football family, people have expressed concern about the way Fifa is run.”And there are some deep rooted issues that we as a family must unite to confront together.”Around the world there is a real appetite for change, new leadership, better support to national associations, meaningful investment in football development, and for Fifa to be a genuine service organisation.”This movement calls for a better Fifa, one based on respect and dignity, admired by our stakeholders, and governed with a spirit of inclusion and transparency. We need a change of culture and a departure from Fifa’s authoritarian approach to strategy.”last_img read more