first_imgSaint Mary’s director of media relations Gwen O’Brien encouraged students to join the community in launching Faith Always, Action Now, the capital campaign that seeks to raise $80 million for scholarships, professorships, selected facility improvements and other projects, for the College. The reception will be held at 6 p.m. Friday in the O’Laughlin Auditorium lobby, hosting members of the community before the campaign launch event, which begins at 7 p.m.   “This event is not something to miss,” O’Brien said. “The reception and launch event will definitely excite students about Saint Mary’s and its future with this campaign.” Alumna Lindsey Anderson, a professional opera singer, is currently on campus to act as the storyteller for the evening, student body president Maureen Parsons said.   “Current students will be sharing their Saint Mary›s story and there will be video throughout as well,” she said. “The program is emotional and touching, and I think will be something students who attend will never forget.” Students are also encouraged to attend the Heritage Week dinner, which begins tonight at 5:15 p.m. Special guest speakers include board chair Mary L. Burke, a 1985 alumna, and Sister Veronique Wiedower, a 1970 graduate of the College.”The Heritage Week dinner is an annual event we have during this week each year.  This year it is a little different because of the capital campaign launch,” Parsons said. “Mary Burke is going to speak to the students about what the capital campaign is, what we are raising money for and why it is important for current students.” As a senior, Parsons knows she and her peers may never see the changes while students but said students must remember that “the renovations and new buildings we have currently are because of past alumnae investing in the College as well.”  Also part of the campaign she and her peers may never see the changes while students, but said students must remember that “the renovations and new buildings we have currently are because of past alumnae investing in the College as well.” Also part of the campaign launch festivities was a faculty luncheon hosted by College President Carol Ann Mooney on Wednesday afternoon that awarded two faculty members for their excellence at the College.  “These awards, made possible by the generosity of two alumnae and their spouses, recognize faculty members who are deeply dedicated to their students, their scholarship, and their communities,” a College press releasee said.  Mary Ann Merryman, professor of business and accounting, was presented The Donald R. and Nora Barry Fischer Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. This award, named for the 1973 graduates of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s, respectively, recognizes excellence in discipline-specific teaching by a faculty member in upper-division courses in a major, the press release said.  “In addition to her typical teaching responsibilities, over the past nine years, Merryman has organized and coached a team of four to compete in the INCPAS Case Competition, competing against teams from colleges and universities across Indiana,” the press release said. “Merryman has led Saint Mary’s teams to the final six for seven of the last eight years with the teams finishing first in 2010 and 2011.” Merryman is a certified public accountant account who received her Bachelor of Science from Manchester College and her Master of Science in Accountancy from Notre Dame. Jayne Kendle, associate professor of nursing, was presented with The Kevin J. and Marijo Rogers Kelly Service Award, named for the 1977 graduates of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s, respectively. This award recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates exceptional commitment to local, regional, nationa, or international service to his or her academic field, according to the press release.  “Kendle has expanded her service role to include serving as a Board member of the O’Hana Heritage Foundation helping to establish A Rosie Place, a specialty care hospital for medically fragile children,” the press release said. “She continues to work to educate Indiana legislators and work with the State Department of Public Health to secure funds to support these families.” Kendle received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Evansville and has a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri.last_img read more

first_imgAfter gardening in the blazing sun all day, there is nothing better than enjoying the fruits (or flowers) of your labor in the evening, glass of wine in hand. Staff members with the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia are offering gardeners, and garden fans, the chance to experience the fruits of their hard work this summer with the seventh annual “Evening in the Garden,” set for Thursday, Oct. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The gardens are open to the public daily, but one of the best times to visit the garden is in the evening as the sun is setting—when the garden takes on a relaxing, romantic ambiance. There is no better time to do this than during the “Evening in the Garden” event. “As the sun is setting low in the sky, the harsh sunlight is filtered and one can really enjoy the vibrant flower colors found in the garden,” said John Ruter, director of the Trial Gardens and a professor in the UGA Department of Horticulture. “Also, with the weather cooling off, many of the flowers that suffered through the heat of the summer will perk up and start blooming again before first frost later in the year.” Since 1982, the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia have been used as a literal testing ground for plants from around the world. By testing new breeds of annuals and perennials, the Trial Gardens’ staff has helped introduce new plants to the Southeast’s green industry and the general public. While the Trial Gardens’ plant evaluations are respected across the globe, the gardens themselves remain a beautiful, secluded getaway in the middle of the university’s bustling campus. The event will highlight plants that have survived the summer heat and flourish in the fall. Ruter will lead tours of the garden, provide fall gardening advice and share his impressions of this year’s new plants. For gardeners who are planning to add some trees and shrubs to their landscapes this fall, signed copies of Ruter’s latest book, “Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast,” will be for sale for $30. Guests can enjoy a pleasant stroll through the Trial Gardens while experiencing a taste of the Mediterranean, with snacks and wine provided by The Healthy Gourmet in Athens and Oli + Ve’s of Roswell’s collection of olive oil. The Paul Nelson Jazz Combo will provide entertainment, and pottery by Athens potter Elise Binder will be on display. “An Evening in the Garden” is an event for all ages. A $7 donation is requested and goes to help sustain the gardens. Parking will be available in the McPhaul Center parking lot across from Stegeman Coliseum. The Trial Gardens are located at 220 W. Green St. between Snelling Dining Commons and the UGA Pharmacy Building. Please RSVP at For more information, call Juliet Swanson at (770) -298-9151 or email her at read more

first_imgThe Porter team had a great night as Chad Porter took the lead from Josh Larson on the eighth lap and led to the finish of the IMCA Modified main event. Porter took the lead from Tim Senne on the second lap and remained in front for the duration of the contest. First-time winner in the Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMods was Chris Plammann, who led the entire distance in a caution-free race. Matt Schauer pulled off his third B&B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Car win a row by getting around A.J. Zimmerman. Michael Stien led flag to flag in the Alpha Media IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature.center_img ARLINGTON, Minn. (June 22) – Celebrating his birthday weekend, Scott Porter won the Coors Light IMCA Sport Compact feature Saturday at Arlington Raceway. Cory Probst picked up his fifth Eckblad Trucking IMCA Hobby Stock win of 2019 at Arlington.last_img read more

first_imgBy Ian Chappell-Former Australia captainBROADLY speaking Freddie Trueman was right when, on claiming the record for most Test wickets, he volunteered, “Any booger who passes that mark will be bluddy tired.”West Indies off-spinner Lance Gibbs eventually broke Trueman’s record of 307 Test wickets. It took him about 27,000 deliveries and his reward was a huge carbuncle on his spinning finger, so presumably he was sore as well as tired.Since then the record has been stretched to 800 wickets, which would have been thought of as unattainable in Trueman’s day, by Sri Lankan offspinner Muttiah Muralitharan. Murali deserved to be tired – it took him a mammoth 44,000-plus deliveries.An indication of how unlikely that record might sound is provided by the story of the former Australia fast bowler Rodney Hogg, who wrote when Shane Warne was only just beginning his first-class career that Warne would claim 500 Test wickets.He was writing for the Truth, a Melbourne newspaper, and the editor sacked him for such a reckless prediction. “That’s ridiculous,” he claimed, “no one will take 500 Test wickets.” Warne finished his career with 708 victims.With Stuart Broad’s recent ascent there are now seven members of the 500-wicket club: three spinners followed by four faster bowlers. To achieve that landmark Broad has delivered in excess of 28,000 balls, but in defiance of Trueman’s prediction, he seems to be going from strength to strength.In an era of stringent media training Broad was refreshingly honest in an interview following his omission from England’s side for the first Test against West Indies. He didn’t lambast the selectors he just expressed his disappointment and then proceeded in the next two Tests to display why they were wrong. Any selector worth the title should be delighted at such a positive player reaction to an omission.Capturing his 500th Test wicket was a particularly satisfying part of Broad proving his point. Incredibly, the victim was Kraigg Brathwaite, the same player that Broad’s partner in bowling excellence, Jimmy Anderson, dismissed to reach his milestone. In contrast to Anderson’s fulfilling achievement – a bowled dismissal at Lord’s in front of an appreciative crowd – Broad reached his milestone in muted circumstances, in a ground devoid of fans, with only his grateful team-mates at hand to applaud his laudable achievement.However, there was one mitigating factor. Thanks to the vagaries of cricket in the Covid-19 era, his father, former Test batsman Chris, was the match referee and he was able to enjoy the moment with his son. Isn’t that the game of cricket? Isn’t that sport in general? It takes on the one hand and gives on the other.The seven members of the 500-Test-wicket club are an eclectic group of bowlers; two leggies, an offspinner, a swing bowler and three seamers. The one missing ingredient is an out-and-out speed merchant, which is probably an indication of how tough on the body that is as an occupation.Of the group, Broad has the best average for his best performance in Test cricket: a minuscule 1.88 for his 8 for 15 against Australia. However Indian legspinner Anil Kumble has the honour of a record that won’t be broken: he was the first member of the group – and currently the only one – to have taken all ten wickets in an innings.Muralitharan has two records that will likely never be beaten. He has an incredible 67 five-wicket hauls and an almost equally amazing 22 ten-wicket matches. Warne is next on the list with a far distant 37 and 10 respectively.The four seamers in the club have all only taken three ten-wicket match hauls, which is probably an indication of the extreme physical exertion required for a fast bowler to achieve such a feat. Even Trueman, never one to hide his light under a bushel, only achieved three ten-wicket hauls.It’d be interesting to hear the response if “Fiery” Fred Trueman was around today.“Eh Fred, young Broad equalled one of your records.”“Oh aye, but it took him 13,000 more deliveries to bluddy do it,” might well be the expurgated version.(ESPN Cricinfo).last_img read more

first_imgProminent video entertainment company MultiChoice Nigeria, the provider of digital terrestrial television platform GOtv, is bringing leading Spanish outfit Atletico to Nigeria for a special visit and to play in the maiden edition of the GOtv MAX Cup.The fixture, which will take place at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, will allow Nigerian fans to enjoy an array of some of the stars of the world’s best league up close, and watch one of its most iconic clubs, Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone’s side have been one of the best-performing teams this season and sit in second place in the table.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram This is the first time that a LaLiga team have travelled to Nigeria for a friendly match, which will be against the Nigerian Super Eagles on May 22nd.Spanish Top Flight LaLiga outfit Atletico Madrid will play a friendly match in southern Nigeria on May 22nd in the town of Uyo against the Nigerian Super Eagles. The fixture was announced this morning in Lagos at a press conference involving the relevant parties: LaLiga delegate in Nigeria, Javier del Rio, Vice President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Mallam Shehu Dikko; President of Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick; General Manager Sales & Marketing Multichoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho; and General Manager Supersport Nigeria, Felix Awogu, as well as LaLiga Broadcaster GOtv.This landmark announcement signals the first time that a LaLiga team will travel to the African country to play in a friendly match. The historic contest will take place thanks to SuperSport, the LaLiga broadcaster in most African countries, while both LaLiga and the Nigerian Football Federation have been heavily involved in organising the event.last_img read more

first_imgUEFA Champions League Guardiola: Salah, Mane and Firmino are ‘almost unstoppable’ Peter Hanson 06:11 4/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mane, Salah, Firmino Getty UEFA Champions League Liverpool v Manchester City Guardiola Mohamed Salah Premier League Manchester City Manchester City v Manchester United Manchester United Liverpool The Catalan boss is wary of the Reds’ stellar frontline, but added that Jurgen Klopp’s charges as a whole make up an ‘extraordinary’ team Pep Guardiola concedes he is going to have to work on a special game plan to stop Mohamed Salah and Liverpool’s “almost unstoppable” strike force when Manchester City travel to Merseyside for a mouth-watering Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday.Liverpool’s Egyptian winger took his goal tally across all competitions in a hugely impressive debut season to 37 in Saturday’s come-from-behind 2-1 win against Crystal Palace.City felt the full force of Liverpool’s awesome attack during an exhilarating 4-3 defeat at Anfield in January, in which Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Salah all scored in a devastating nine-minute second-half spell. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Guardiola is keen for City not to focus solely on Salah’s threat, warning that Jurgen Klopp’s side have plenty of weapons in their arsenal, but is thinking up ways to nullify the Reds’ attack.”Yeah, I’ll have to do that [make special provisions for Salah],” Guardiola told reporters.”But not just him. Mane, Firmino – all three are almost unstoppable. They are fantastic, fantastic players. The way Liverpool play is so, so complicated for us. We know that. They are so quick, they are so tough but it’s the quarter-finals of the Champions League so we cannot expect something at this level is going to be easy.”We play against ourselves and say that is the target we have to overcome and we will be able to do it or not able to do it. If we are able [we make the] semi-finals, if we are not able [we say] well done Liverpool and next season we come back stronger to overcome the situation we cannot this season.”Unsurprisingly, Guardiola has little intention of setting his side up to earn a draw at Anfield, insisting the focus is on the performance which he thinks should yield the right result for his side.”Oh, zero-six will be good a result,” he joked. The perfect preparation for a HUGE two weeks! #efcvcity #mancity — Manchester City (@ManCity) March 31, 2018 “I was never a manager who thought what is the best result? I focus on the performance, what you have to do. The result is, most of the time, the consequence of what you have done.”I don’t think about if a draw is a good result or a victory, of course scoring goals away is so important, we’re going to try score goals, [but they have] three people up front plus [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain in the middle, set-pieces with [Virgil] van Dijk, they are an extraordinary team.”But that’s what happens in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, if you play Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich … or Juventus in Turin, Roma or Sevilla – that level guys, it’s top.”City’s 3-1 beating of Everton on Saturday means they can wrap up the Premier League title with six games to spare by beating fierce rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium next weekend.The opportunity and the longing of the fans to bring that to fruition is not lost on Guardiola, but the former Barcelona boss is refusing to be consumed by the idea.Thanks to all the fans that came. We’re another step closer! #mancity #KW2 #SharkTeam — Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) March 31, 2018 “I want to win the Premier League,” he added. “I love Manchester City, I am a Barcelona fan, I grew up there, my heart is there, but now I am part of this club, I love to work here.”Of course, I want to win against United at home, but three days before United we have Liverpool, and three days after we have the second leg.”I understand completely the people are happy and the enthusiasm to win the league at home against them. “I’m not going to say: ‘Don’t be happy, don’t dream to win the league.’ I won’t say that because our opponents would say the same if it was the opposite.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more