Tickets begin campaign for student body president, vice president

first_imgCampaigns for the student body government elections kicked off Tuesday after four tickets received the 700 required signatures to enter the race.Junior Elizabeth Boyle and sophomore Patrick McGuire, freshmen Carlston Chang and Kevin O’Leary, juniors Eduardo Luna and Haley Coleman and juniors Mario Markho and Charlie Ortega Guifarro form the four tickets running for student body president and vice president. (Editor’s note: Ortega Guifarro is a former Sports Writer for The Observer and Patrick McGuire is a former Scene Writer.)According to the judicial council’s website, a debate between tickets will be held Monday at 9 p.m. in the Duncan Student Center Midfield Commons.The student body president and vice president election will take place Feb. 6. Should no ticket receive a majority vote, a second debate will take place Feb. 10, followed by a final election Feb. 11.The Boyle-McGuire ticket, with the campaign slogan “Empower ND,” has three main modules: student empowerment, gender relations and dorm reform. The “student empowerment” section of the ticket’s platform breaks down into subcategories diversity and inclusion, sustainability, student life, community engagement and academics.Among other plans, the candidates aim to make diversity training mandatory for all students, to create a “department of student empowerment” within student government, to rewrite the University’s ​nondiscrimination clause ​to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” and to push for the removal of Cardinal McCarrick’s honorary degree, according to their platform.According to their campaign poster, the Chang-O’Leary ticket’s main plans include implementing a minor in the Moreau First Year Experience, renaming Keenan “South Stanford” and making South Quad a Safari. The candidates’ campaign slogan is “Inexperience is the best experience.”The Luna-Coleman ticket focuses on residential dining reform, diversity and inclusion, residential life and transparency and communication.Their platform plans include “benchmarking all outstanding maintenance requests around campus and ensuring the most timely responses” and publishing comprehensive reports assessing student government efficiency.The Markho-Ortega ticket divides its platform into three parts: taking action to improve student life, building on programs and groups that already exist and promoting clarity in student government and administration.Notable campaign promises include working with the Club Coordination Office to give priority funding to groups that “make students feel welcome,” publishing the Dean’s List and all professors’ Course Instructor Feedback and making the Office of Financial Aid release an annual tuition breakdown.Editor’s note: This report was updated at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to include the Chang-O’Leary platform and information about the election schedule.Tags: 2019 Student Government Election, campaign, Judicial Council, Student government electionslast_img read more

Unsure Insurance.

first_imgShad Dasher had catastrophic insurance coverage on his Vidalia onion crop, which pays a maximum of 70 percent of the crop’s market value per acre.With 95 percent of his crop ruined, the insurance would have given Dasher $1,800 an acre had the damage happened in the last phase of onion production, near harvest time.Dasher’s insurance adjuster, however, ruled that the damaged happened earlier, around a late frost, which means he will get only $1,080 an acre. That won’t cover the cost of his fertilizer, he said.Meanwhile, on the other side of Tattnall County, Kelly Folsom said he lost 70 percent of his crop but will be reimbursed for most of his costs. His crop was figured to have been damaged in the final production stage.Reid Torrance, the Tattnall County extension coordinator with the University of Georgia Extension Service, says the discrepancy between insurance companies is one of the issues making federal disaster relief a necessity for southeast Georgia onion farmers.”The lucky ones may get their production costs back,” he said. “But they will be the ones in the minority. That’s why the growers are petitioning to get some kind of emergency relief.”The number of Vidalia onion farmers has been declining in recent years. “If we don’t get any aid,” Torrance said, “I’m afraid we’re going to have even less onion growers than we had this year.”Torrance said several meetings have already taken place with Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) and Sen. Max Cleland (D-Ga.) to try to get federal aid for the onion farmers.There have also been discussions in the state legislature about standardizing the production stages insurance companies use to decide the amount of damages they pay a farmer.As it stands, Torrance said, the criteria vary among companies. They can become even more arbitrary with the interpretations of individual adjusters.last_img read more

Vermont Lt. Governor Brian Dubie Deployed In Hurricane Ike Disaster Response

first_imgVermont Lt. Governor Brian Dubie Deployed In Hurricane Ike Disaster Response(MONTPELIER) — (September 12, 2008) Vermont’s Lt. Governor Brian Dubie has been deployed by the United States Air Force to assist in disaster response in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. He will leave Vermont later today.Colonel Dubie serves in the Air Force Reserve and the Air Force Reserve’s National Security Emergency Preparedness Agency (http://www.1af.acc.af.mil/units/afnsep/(link is external)). He will be responsible for helping to coordinate the airlifting of personnel and supplies to assist the victims of Hurricane Ike. He similarly served in response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.Dubie’s initial assignment will be to First Air Force at Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, Florida. He may be reassigned as the effects of the storm take shape.Dubie said, “I am grateful to Governor Jim Douglas for his support during this deployment.”last_img read more

PKS, governors urge Jokowi to revoke Job Creation Law

first_img“Workers have raised their objection,” Ridwan tweeted on Thursday afternoon. “We will send a letter containing West Java workers’ stance on rejecting the omnibus law and asking the President to issue a Perppu [revoking the Job Creation Law]”. Saya berdialog dgn para pengunjuk rasa di Gedung Sate & menyampaikan beberapa hal:1. Pemprov Jabar menerima perwakilan buruh yg menyampaikan keberatan atas pasal2 di kluster ketenagakerjaan di UU Cipta Kerja atau Omnibus Law yg dianggap merugikan buruh. #JabarJuaraLahirBatin pic.twitter.com/oclUHp0aOI— ridwan kamil (@ridwankamil) October 8, 2020Ridwan said the administration would deliver the letter on Friday. However, he asserted that the letter was not his personal opinion but rather the workers’ stance. “My position is in accordance with the workers. I’m sending the letter to convey the worker’s wishes, which is to reject [the omnibus law],” he said, adding that the central government had yet to communicate the law to his administration.West Kalimantan Governor Sutarmidji also called on Jokowi to issue a Perppu in a Facebook post on Thursday afternoon.  Several groups, including the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) and laborers in West Java, have called on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to issue a regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) to revoke the Job Creation Law.West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said on Thursday he would send a letter to Jokowi to pass on the demands of the workers who had urged the President to issue the Perppu.Earlier on Thursday, around 2,000 workers took to the Gedung Sate gubernatorial office in Bandung to protest the contentious law, which includes several articles, including on severance payment, foreign worker permits, working hours and outsourcing regulations that workers have deemed unfair. “I, the governor of West Kalimantan, hereby implore the President to issue a Perppu to revoke the Job Creation Law as soon as possible to prevent conflict, which may become more widespread,” Sutarmidji said. “A good law should be in accordance with the public’s sense of justice.”The PKS also urged Jokowi to revoke the contentious law. “The PKS urges the President to issue a Perppu to annul the Job Creation Law. We also suggest the public appeal for judicial review of the law at the Constitutional Court,” PKS secretary-general Abu Bakar Al-Habsy said in a written statement on Thursday.He said Jokowi must take responsibility for the issuance of the omnibus law. “President Jokowi should not turn his back on the people. He should meet the protesters and take responsibility because the omnibus bill was proposed by the government,” Abu said.Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal could use Lucas Torreira as bait to land Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara in last-minute swap deal

first_imgArsenal are running out of time to sign Aouar from Lyon (Picture: Getty Images)With less than a week to go until the transfer window closes, Arsenal are now exploring alternatives and Rome-based newspaper Il Messaggero claims Diawara has emerged as a late target.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners have been linked with the 23-year-old previously, particularly before he left Napoli for the Italian capital, and they are now primed to renew their interest.Diawara has become unhappy at Roma after a bizarre incident at the start of the season where he was accidentally left unregistered for the opening game against Hellas Verona, in which he played, resulting in the side having to forfeit the result and registering a 3-0 loss.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHe was subsequently named on the bench for the following game against Juventus and is now considering his options, with both Arsenal and north London rivals Spurs in contact with his agent.Diawara joined Roma for around £19million last summer and the Serie A giants would expect a similar fee now, which represents a far more affordable deal than either Aouar or Partey. Diawara is highly rated and enjoyed a strong Serie A campaign last year (Picture: Getty)Roma, meanwhile, are fans of Uruguay international Torreira, who is surplus to requirements at the Emirates but yet to find a new club, so the midfielder could be included to lower the overall cash outlay.Torreira has endured a frustrating window with several moves falling through, having been in talks with Atletico Madrid and Torino among other clubs, and a return to Italy with Roma would no doubt appeal enormously to him.MORE: Lyon secure replacement for Arsenal transfer target Houssem AouarMORE: ‘I’m screaming’ – Tony Adams slams Mikel Arteta for dropping Gabriel in Arsenal’s defeat to LiverpoolFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. View 3 comments Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Sep 2020 3:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Advertisementcenter_img Arsenal could use Lucas Torreira as bait to land Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara in last-minute swap deal The Gunners are still looking to bring in a new midfielder or two (Pictures: Getty Images)Arsenal are considering a move for Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara and could be prepared to offer Lucas Torreira in part-exchange, according to reports in Italy.Mikel Arteta has been looking to bring in midfield reinforcements throughout the summer, with defeat to Liverpool only underlining that need, though attempts to sign top targets Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey have so far proven fruitless.Arsenal need to raise funds in order to meet Lyon’s asking price for Aouar, who are prepared to sell the young Frenchman, though Atletico Madrid are being far more stubborn over Partey. Advertisementlast_img read more

Brisbane fashion blogger sells Sunny Coast beach house

first_imgThis house at 46 Yorlambu Pde, Maroochydore, has sold.The pair also own a three-bedroom Queenslander style home in the inner Brisbane suburb of Paddington, which they paid $1.1 million for in 2015.Nikki founded her Styling You business in 2008 in the form of a blog, designed to help everyday women with fashion and style choices.The blog attracts more than 100,000 visitors every month and over 250,000 page views. NEW TOWER TO SOAR OVER BURLEIGH This house at 46 Yorlambu Pde, Maroochydore, has sold. This house at 46 Yorlambu Pde, Maroochydore, has sold. Nikki Parkinson working from her former home in Maroochydore. Picture: Glenn Barnes.SOCIAL media influencer, fashion blogger and stylist Nikki Parkinson has sold the Sunshine Coast beach house where she started her business for $550,000.The former journalist, who has nearly 56,000 Instagram followers, currently lives in Brisbane and has been renting out the three-bedroom home at 46 Yorlambu Pde, Maroochydore. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Nikki Parkinson with her husband, Kester Hubbard.The home on a 607 sqm block was advertised through Century 21 Grant Smith Property as an opportunity to live in, renovate or rebuild.It is within walking distance of Maroochydore and Alexandra Headland beaches. 67 HECTARES SELL FOR $2.90 SQM Nikki Parkinson working from her former home in Maroochydore. Picture: Glenn Barnes. The kitchen in the house at 46 Yorlambu Pde, Maroochydore.It was last listed for rent for $475 a week.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoRecords show she bought the property with her husband in 2007 for $470,000. BRISBANE ONE BEDDER SELLS FOR $2.6M last_img read more

BP allocates $100 million to tackle greenhouse gas emissions in upstream ops

first_imgOil and gas major BP has set aside $100 million to fund projects that will deliver new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions in its Upstream oil and gas operations.A BP platform. Source: BPThe amount of $100 million will be made available over the next three years to support new projects in the Upstream that will cut greenhouse gas emissions. Businesses and employees throughout BP’s Upstream operating businesses are being invited to come up with ideas and propose projects for this funding.“The new Upstream Carbon Fund will provide significant further support to BP’s work generating sustainable greenhouse gas emissions reductions in its operations,” BP said.BP said that, after it had set emission targets in April last year, its total direct GHG emissions fell by 1.7 million tonnes CO2 equivalent, despite a 3% growth in Upstream oil and gas production on the same basis.“By the end of 2018, BP had generated 2.5 million tonnes of sustainable GHG emissions reductions throughout its businesses since 2016. BP’s methane intensity for 2018 was 0.2%,” BP said.Upstream chief executive Bernard Looney said: “A year ago we challenged everyone at BP to reduce emissions in our operations and they have responded overwhelmingly. This $100 million investment is designed to build on that momentum. It will fund ideas both big and small because everything counts in our transition to a lower carbon future and everyone at BP has a role to play.”“A year ago we challenged everyone at BP to reduce emissions in our operations and they have responded overwhelmingly. This $100 million investment is designed to build on that momentum.”BP said the Upstream Carbon Fund would be in addition to the $500 million that BP invests in low carbon activities each year, including investment in venturing activities and into its alternative energy business. BP is also a founding member of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, which brings together 13 of the world’s largest energy companies and has set up a $1 billion investment fund to address methane emissions and other issues.last_img read more

Rosemary H. “Rosie” Prickel

first_imgRosemary H (Rosie) Prickel, age 86 of Batesville, died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at St Andrews Health Campus in Batesville. Born April 6, 1932 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Olivia (Nee: Dietz) and Fred Scheele. In 1953 she married Alvin “Buster” Prickel in Batesville and he preceded her in death August 30, 1991. Over the years Rosie touched many lives in her work at Hill-Rom and the Batesville schools.  Her favorite work and passion was catering.  Many thousands have enjoyed her famous roast beef.  Rosie and Buster also owned and operated The Clay Chalet for several years.Rosie was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the Batesville Firemen, Knights of St John and Fraternal Order of Eagles.  She was a lifelong member of St. Louis Catholic Church, a founding member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and a longtime member of Rosie Reds.She is survived by her children, Joan (Jay) Wagner of Batesville, Jerry (Jan) Prickel of Batesville, Karen (Joe) Enneking of Batesville, Kathy (Mike) Ferringer of Chicago, Peg (Ron) Fasbinder of Oldenburg, and Rick (Shelly) Prickel of Batesville; sister Louella (George) Voegele of Batesville and brothers George Scheele of Batesville and Fred (Ruth Ann) Scheele of Florida; eighteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by her sister Arnelda (Mark) Prickel.Visitation is Wednesday, August 15th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday, August 16th at St. Louis Church with Rev. Shaun Whittington officiating followed by burial in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice or the St. Louis Cemetery Fund.last_img read more

Franklin County Memorial Service planned

first_imgBrookville, In. — A Memorial Service for Franklin County first responders will be held Friday at 6 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. All residents are invited to pay respects to fallen members of the emergency service community.During the ceremony, sheriff Peter Cates will read the names of the fallen, Father Vincent Lambert will offer prayers and Terry Schwab will play “Taps.” Members of the American Legion are also participating.Though the event is weather dependent, residents are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets.last_img read more

Coronavirus Vaccine Study Expands to Include Older Americans

first_imgA U.S. study of a potential COVID-19 vaccine is being expanded to include older adults, the age group which is said to be most at risk from the new virus.The shot, which is being made by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., is now being tested in healthy young and middle-aged adults in the Seattle and Atlanta areas.Moderna announced on Thursday that the study is expanding to include older adults. They are being divided into two age groups – 51 to 70 and those over 70.NIH said it is seeking 60 older adults, in order to have 105 people in the initial phase.Additionally, Moderna also announced that it has received funding from the U.S. government to expedite development of the shot code-named mRNA-1273.Earlier this week, NIH infectious disease chief Dr. Anthony Fauci said the safety study showed “no red flags,” and that he hoped the next testing phase could begin around June.The NIH’s shot is one of three leading candidates in the international search for a COVID-19 vaccine.A possible vaccine made by CanSino Biologics is now in the second phase of testing in China. Meanwhile, another potential option, made by Inovio Pharmaceuticals, began its first U.S. study last week and received funding to begin similar test vaccinations in South Korea.last_img read more

Ikoyi Club Honours Swimfest Winners

first_imgThe chairman of the swimming section of the club, Oloyede Obatoyinbo, said he was elated about the development which is a big boost to the talent development drive of the club.Prizes were given to some of the swimmers who excelled at the Germany event as a way of appreciating their efforts.A young male swimmer, 11-year-old AbdulJabar Adama who won 11 individual gold medals and one relay silver was the best performer at the event.12-year-old Kayo Adeniji, also a male, received the overall second prize for winning four gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the event. Adeniji also won one relay gold and a relay silver at the tournament.Two swimmers – a female, Maria Perner,(14), and nine-year-old Kolashope Obatoyinbo – were joint third. Perner won four gold, three and two silver medals while Obatoyinbo won same number of medals at the international swimming fiesta. Club’s swimming section chairman, Obatoyimbo said the club was proud of producing future champions for Nigeria.“The way we are grooming swimmers here gives me hope that very soon, Nigeria will be competing keenly at continental and global stage.“We are so proud of these young swimmers and will continue to encourage them to attain higher heights,” Obatoyimbo noted.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Swimming Section of Ikoyi Club 1938 witnessed a glamorous Sunday as the club staged a reception party in honour of the victorious swimming team that emerged winners of this year’s Neptun-Nehein Swimfest in Arnsberg, Germany.It was an amazing day for the swimmers who maintained the country’s number one position at the Swimfet meet. Nigerian team emerged champions back-to-back-to-back between 2017 and 2019.The young swimmers from the club amassed 42 gold, 48 silver and 27 bronze medals to beat other swimmers from 11 countries from various parts of the world to the number one position.last_img read more

USC creates political center to encourage dialogue among students

first_imgGOP strategist Michael Murphy and Democratic political strategist Robert Shrum will lead the Center for the Political Future.(Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)With the rising political tension and the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences announced its new Center for the Political Future on Tuesday. Led by Robert Shrum, and Democratic political strategist and the director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, and veteran GOP strategist Michael Murphy, the Center will feature research projects, endowed chairs and fellowships and public policy polling to educate students on civic participation. According to Shrum, Unruh is an institute that encourages students to become politically involved by introducing them to political science studies with field experience. Both Unruh and USC Dornsife/The Los Angeles Times polls, which monitors popular topics amongst voters and how they view certain political figures, will be under the Center. Murphy said the purpose of the Center is to advance a dialogue based on mutual respect for each other and the facts.“We want to make the Center a place where we work on how to change the incentives to bring civility back to politics,” Murphy said. “We’re not expecting people to agree, but to argue in a way that respects the facts where we break this new political law of gravity.”According to USC News, the college hopes to serve as a new model to create political discussion and analysis for the future. The center aspires to advance dialogue among partisan divisions, and to seek solutions for challenges the nation is facing. The center will host major conferences and workshops every year where professionals and scholars can discuss rising concerns to the public in a nonpartisan manner. With this program, students will understand the reasoning behind political divisions, work to create solutions and to approach policies in various ways. Some issues that may be featured include immigration, ideological radicalization and electoral reform. For this academic year, the Center is organizing the Law-Warschaw Practical Politics Conference after the midterm election, and will host a joint conference with USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies on the practical politics of climate change.To have students engage with political leaders, the center will feature a resident fellows program to introduce prominent figures to the campus each semester. This semester,  Dan Schwerin, former director of speechwriting for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016, and Gentry Collins, former national political director of the Republican National Committee, will be invited to campus. Symone Sanders, former national press secretary for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, will be invited in Spring 2019. According to Shrum, the resident fellows will teach courses at USC. For this semester, Schwerin will lead a speechwriting course and Collins will teach on the future of the Republican Party. In addition to the new resources for students, the center will offer different types of research, such as a project on disruptive new technologies in relation to politics. “I hope the center does two things: enriches the education and life of students, engages them politically and encourages their interest in not just politics, but being involved in the public square,” Shrum said. “I hope that the University can have an impact on the world beyond its gates. To have that impact means to bring that world to the University and to bring the University to that world.”last_img read more

Storify: Fans react to Syracuse field hockey’s first national title

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse field hockey defeated North Carolina on Sunday, 4-2, to win the 2015 national championship. Here’s what fans and community members said about it on social media.[View the story “Reactions to Syracuse field hockey’s first national championship” on Storify] Comments Related Stories Syracuse field hockey becomes 1st women’s team in school history to win national championshipcenter_img Published on November 22, 2015 at 3:08 pm Contact Brett: blsamuel@syr.edu | @Brett_Samuels27last_img read more

Women’s Hockey: Roster consistencies signal renewed opportunities for 2019

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team ended their 2018-19 campaign with a national championship victory, defeating the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers by a score of 2–0.The women’s team finished with a record of 35-4-2 (18–4–2 WCHA) and finished the season on a seven-game winning streak in order to capture the title.Women’s hockey: A look back at Wisconsin’s incredible championship SeasonThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team is no stranger to success in the world of Division I Women’s Collegiate Read…It will be tough for the Badgers to surpass last season’s performance, but with a majority of the roster returning and a dynamic freshman class incoming, their winning culture should remain constant.The Badgers dominated opponents last season in numerous categories. More specifically, they managed to outscore opposing teams in commanding fashion, averaging 3.8 goals per game and only allowing a measly 1.0 goals per game.Furthermore, Wisconsin had four individual Western Collegiate Hockey Association award winners: Annie Pankowski was named offensive player of the year, Kristen Campbell was named top goalkeeper, Sophie Shirley was named rookie of the year and head coach Mark Johnson was named coach of the year.Women’s hockey: Badgers earn slew of WCHA Season HonorsIn what has already been a truly special season for the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team, four Badgers took Read…Individual talent played a massive role in carrying the Badgers to a national title. As it is with all collegiate teams, that talent can’t stay forever. With a new season around the corner, the Badgers will be forced to reload their roster if they hope to once again achieve success.Through examination of the renewed Badger roster, let’s assess the women’s prospects of repeating their championship run.Overall, the Badgers have a solid chance of defending their national championship title. Much of the starting squad from last year is returning for the 2019-2020 campaign.As a senior, Pankowski finished with a team-leading 22 goals and 50 points. She held season highs for the Badgers in multiple categories, including four points, three goals, three assists and 10 shots.Perhaps most importantly for the Badgers, Pankowski was the face of the team and its undoubted spiritual leader. Without her well-documented leadership abilities as well as extensive experience guiding the Badgers throughout the season, there remain questions as to whether or not someone else will step forward.Along with Pankowski, the Badgers will say goodbye to seniors Emily Clark, Sam Cogan, Sophia Shaver, Maddie Rolfes and Mikaela Gardner.With new departures comes new arrivals, in which the Badgers add a skillful incoming class.The Badgers will be bringing in a recruiting class featuring six new players: Chayla Edwards, Kaitlyn Kotlowski, Grace Shirley, Dara Greig, Teagan Grant and Daryl Watts.Head Coach Johnson described his expectations for the new class in a recent interview for UW communications.“As I look at it, this year’s class fills the need of what we lost from last year,” Johnson said. “We lost a couple high-quality defensemen and we’re bringing in three defensemen in Chayla, Teagan and Katie to battle for that position. The same thing upfront, we lost four tremendous forwards and we need people to come in and fill those quality minutes. Obviously Dara, Grace and Daryl are going to be asked to do that.”Women’s hockey: Why the women’s hockey team deserves more cloutThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team is undoubtedly one of the most successful athletic programs on campus. With four Read…The Badgers will also be bringing back a large core of their roster that helped them to the top of the WCHA not long ago.Forward Shirley played a massive role in the Badgers’ offense, putting up 38 points as a freshman, marking the third-most for the Badgers. Shirley also led the Badgers with 26 points in conference play.Redshirt junior and starting goalkeeper Campbell will be returning as well. Campbell had an outstanding save percentage of .940 percent and a Big Ten best 11 shutouts last season.Forward Abby Roque will be returning for the Badgers for her senior season. Roque contributed 43 points overall, marking the second-most on the team behind Pankowski.Other returners include forwards Britta Curl, Presley Norby, senior defenseman Mekenzie Steffen and a roster that had 15-plus double-digit point-getters.With a head coach of the year, tremendous goalkeeper, and deep and experienced roster, the Badgers have an exceptional squad with a substantial chance at another national title.There is no doubt that the hole created by Pankowski’s departure is large. If the Badgers want to move past it, they’ll have to lean on someone else, or possibly multiple people, to fill those shoes of leadership in a timely manner.Perhaps most importantly, they’ll have to do so quickly, as a hot start is crucial to building momentum throughout a regular season that is necessary to have the chance at another title game.The women begin their 2019-20 season with a two-game series in Maryland Heights, Missouri, as they face off against Lindenwood on Friday, September 27. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. (CT). The game can be followed live on Twitter @BadgerWHockey.last_img read more

Christmas Cantata Holy Family Church in Miami Gardens, December 17

first_imgThe Holy Family Episcopal / Anglican Church in collaboration with the Consulate General of Jamaica at Miami will hold a Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 17, starting at 5:00 p.m.Part of Jamaica 55The musical affair, which is being held as part of the celebrations in South Florida to commemorate Jamaica’s 55th Anniversary of Independence, will include a diverse line-up of performers including internationally renowned percussionist, Willie Stewart; accomplished guitarist and composer, Eugene Gray; dub poet, Malachi Smith; singers, Herve Alce and Aminata Kamara; the Joy of Singing Chorale; the Mello Grove Steel Orchestra; and the St. Benedict’s Church Liturgical Dancers.A Family AffairDubbed as a “family affair with a distinct Jamaican flavor”, the Christmas Cantata is free to the public.  However, patrons are being requested to donate a ‘love offering’ that will benefit the Caribbean Cultural Summer Workshop to be held at the Holy Family Church next summer for children of Caribbean heritage living in the South Florida community.What’s a Cantata‘Cantata’ is a composition of voices that is typically performed with instrumental accompaniment.  Traditionally, this musical event is celebrated across the Caribbean region during the Christmas Season when families, friends and members of the community bring Christmas joy through the singing of carols at various locations such as churches, schools, visiting the sick and less fortunate, and in public areas like town squares and shopping centers.The Holy Family Episcopal Church is located at 18501 NW 7th Avenue in Miami Gardens.For additional information contact at 305-652-6797 or www.holyfamilyevents.comlast_img read more

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton seals 6th world title

first_img Source: BBC Lewis Hamilton sealed his sixth world drivers’ title with second place in the United States Grand Prix.The result means Hamilton becomes the second most successful F1 driver of all time – moving him to within one championship of all-time record-holder Michael Schumacher, whose tally of seven is now within his reach.Hamilton failed in a valiant attempt to win the race by trying a different strategy to Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas but that did not matter such was his points advantage.Hamilton held off Max Verstappen for second as Bottas stroked to victory.Hamilton had said before the race that he was not thinking of sealing the championship in Austin, Texas, only of winning the race, and he drove with the fierce competitive instinct that has defined his season and career.His decision to run long, do a single pit stop and try to hold off his rivals at the end did not quite work out – Bottas passed him with three laps to go – but it was a drive befitting the towering achievement he was to secure at the end of the race.Hamilton’s sixth title has also moved him clear of the legendary Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio.“It’s just overwhelming,” he said. “It was such a tough race. Yesterday was a tough day. I really just wanted recover and deliver the one-two. I didn’t think the one-stop was going to be possible. I am filled with so much emotion. It is an honour to be up there with those greats.“My dad told me when I was six or seven years old to never give up. I was hopeful I might be able to win but I didn’t have it in the tyres.”Asked what he could go on to achieve in his career, Hamilton said: “I don’t know about championships but as an athlete I feel fresh as can be. We won’t let up, we’ll keep pushing.”Hamilton has secured the championship with 10 victories out of the 19 races held so far this season, with two remaining in Brazil and Abu Dhabi.last_img read more