Senior fund honors former classmate

first_imgBased on overwhelming support from the senior class, the Class of 2012 Legacy Fund decided to dedicate the money it raises to the Declan Drumm Sullivan Memorial Fund, co-chairs of the Senior Legacy Fund Sylvia Banda and Tommy Montalbano said. Declan Sullivan, a member of the Class of 2012, died last October after a video tower from which he was filming football practice fell. He was double-majoring in marketing and Film, Television and Theatre, and was a videographer for the football team. The Memorial Fund will sponsor a scholarship for a student with demonstrated financial need whose interests align with Sullivan’s, Montalbano said. “It is designed for students who are not only in financial need, but who have demonstrated the traits that made Declan original, whether [it be] an interest in filmmaking, service to under-privileged youth, creative writing or other passions,” he said. Traditionally, the Legacy Fund committee has solicited suggestions for what to do with the fund from students, resulting in a narrowed-down list for students to vote on. This year, however, the high volume of initial responses suggesting the Memorial Fund negated the need for a follow-up survey, Banda said. “That was the runaway winner, so as a committee we decided that this was going to be the [Memorial] Fund,” she said. “We thought this was a unique year so we decided to just announce it.” The Legacy fund will begin taking donations from seniors in January. While graduating seniors are automatically entered into the 2012 football season ticket lottery, they must make a donation to the fund during the 2012 calendar year to be entered into the 2013 season lottery, Montalbano said. Banda said the rate of seniors who donate to the Senior Legacy Fund before graduation typically hovers between 35 and 40 percent. This year’s committee hopes initiatives such as the “USC Challenge” will increase participation. “We partnered with the USC senior class gift group and whoever has better participation rates for their class gift at the end of their school year wins this competition,” Banda said. “Whoever wins will get a trophy we’re having made that will travel from school to school.” The committee also created Facebook and Twitter pages for the 2012 Legacy Fund. On Facebook, Montalbano said the group holds weekly drawings where students who “like” the page can win gift cards to local businesses. “We’re trying to raise attention about the senior gift, encourage students to donate and recruit volunteers,” he said. The page also posts videos, photos and a “bucket list” of activities every senior should do before they graduate. In addition, Montalbano said donors who give over $20 will receive a pint glass featuring the Notre Dame monogram as a reward. Although the Legacy fund is directed at the senior class, assistant director of the Notre Dame Annual Giving Program Tim Ponisciak said anyone is welcome to donate. Seniors are also free to donate to another fund at the University of their choosing. “The number we’ll look at for participation will be any donation that seniors make to Notre Dame,” Ponisciak said. “We really encourage seniors to make donations to the sponsored fund, but if a senior wants to give to their dorm or major that still gets counted as participation for the senior legacy gift.” Banda expects a great deal of enthusiasm from the senior class in response to the fund’s dedication. “We’ve already seen such a great response from seniors,” she said. “This is something we can all rally behind and something that is very unique to the class of 2012.”last_img read more

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2021-01-26

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Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel to Honor Lives Lost on 9/11 & More

first_img Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Idina Menzel to Honor Lives Lost on 9/11Idina Menzel will join forces with The Fred Gabler Helping Hand Camp Fund as part of Cantor Fitzgerald’s annual Charity Day on September 11. The Tony winner will help Cantor Fitzgerald’s brokers complete real telephone trades with customers. The fund, which was established in honor of the late Fred Gabler, a former partner and trader for Cantor Fitzgerald—the company that lost the most lives in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center—aids in sending underprivileged children to summer sleep-away camps. Menzel’s If/Then co-star LaChanze lost her husband Calvin Gooding in the tragic events; see her moving a cappella rendition of “Amazing Grace” at this spring’s dedication to the 9/11 Memorial Museum here.Kelli O’Hara, Matthew Morrison & More Set the DateWe now have dates for when we can catch some of our Broadway favorites tread the boards at Carnegie Hall as part of the New York Pops’ 2014-15 season. You will be able to get into the festive spirit with Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Morrison on December 19 and 20. The pair, with Essential Voices USA, will appear in Kelli and Matthew: Home for the Holidays. Meanwhile, Tony winner Sutton Foster will make her solo Carnegie Hall debut on March 13, 2015 in One Night Only: Sutton Foster. We also can’t wait to see Let’s Be Frank, a tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes featuring Chicago vet Ryan Silverman, Tony DeSare, Storm Large and Frankie Moreno on April 10, 2015.Catherine Tate to Headline London’s AssassinsBritish TV favorite Catherine Tate, along with Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman and David Roberts, will star in the previously announced London revival of Assassins. Helmed by Jamie Lloyd, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s classic will run at the Menier Chocolate Factory from November 21 through March 7, 2015. Opening night is set for December 1.Mark Rylance’s New ShowMark Rylance is returning to Shakespeare’s Globe! The three-time Tony winner will star as Philippe V, King of Spain, in Claire van Kampen’s new play with music, Farinelli and the King. The production will premiere in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in February 2015. Worried you won’t be able to cross the pond to witness Rylance’s brilliance in person? You’ll soon be able to savor his star turn opposite Broadway alum Damian Lewis in the television adaptation of Wolf Hall.Audra McDonald’s No Longer a First WifeJessica Hecht, Mary Testa and Julie White will headline a benefit reading of Robert Harling’s screenplay of The First Wives Club at the Mainstage Theater on October 13. Based on the best-selling novel by Olivia Goldsmith and helmed by Trip Cullman, the event was supposed to have taken place on July 7 with Audra McDonald, Sherie Rene Scott and Lili Taylor starring, but there were scheduling conflicts. All proceeds will benefit The Actors Fund’s Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative so this Club is definitely worth supporting. View Commentscenter_img Idina Menzellast_img read more

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2021-01-18

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Senate passes gov’t funding extension, NDAA

first_imgThe Senate Friday passed two important pieces of legislation: A continuing resolution to extend federal government funding to Dec. 18 and the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). While President Donald Trump signed the funding bill to avert a shutdown, he has threatened to veto the NDAA; however, the NDAA passed both chambers by veto-proof majorities.Government funding was set to expire at midnight Friday, but the continuing resolution was passed to give negotiators additional time to reach an agreement on a longer-term funding deal. Negotiations also continue on additional coronavirus relief provisions after a bipartisan package was recently introduced, some of which could be added to the larger funding package.NAFCU has urged Congress to include full funding for programs used by credit unions: The NCUA’s Community Development Revolving Loan Fund (CDRLF), Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, and small business lending programs. The association is also continuing to advocate for more pandemic relief for credit unions and for Congress to make improvements to the paycheck protection program (PPP). ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This post is currently collecting data…center_img This is placeholder text continue reading »last_img read more

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2020-12-17

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Wilfried Zaha ‘likes’ Instagram post confirming Nicolas Pepe’s move to Arsenal

first_imgZaha ‘liked’ a post announcing Pepe’s arrival at Arsenal (Picture: Instagram)Last month, Zaha’s brother, Judicael, pleaded with Palace to let the winger ‘realise his dream’ and join Arsenal.‘Wilfried will always hold Crystal Palace and their fans in the highest regard and all the support they have given means the world to him. It is my brother’s dream, though, to play for Arsenal,’ he said.‘Given all that Wilfried has given to Crystal Palace to help them remain a Premier League club, I hope Palace will be able to see their way to agreeing a deal with Arsenal.‘It would allow Wilfried to realise his dream of playing European football for the club he has supported since childhood.’ Comment Wilfried Zaha plays with Arsenal new boy Nicolas Pepe for the Ivory Coast national team (Picture: Getty)Wilfried Zaha has reacted to Nicolas Pepe’s move from Lille to Arsenal by ‘liking’ a post on Instagram announcing the £72million transfer.Pepe’s big-money switch makes him Arsenal’s record signing and the 24-year-old forward also becomes the most expensive African footballer in the history of the game.The Gunners have been eager to bring in a winger since the start of the summer and after their £40m bid for Zaha was rejected, the club turned to Pepe, a player who took Ligue 1 by storm last season.Zaha, a boyhood fan of Arsenal, subsequently told Crystal Palace that he wanted to move on from Selhurst Park and his future remains in serious doubt, with Everton now favourites for his signature.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHowever, recent reports claim that Arsenal are persisting with a bid for Zaha and hope to sign the 26-year-old alongside their move for Pepe.After Pepe’s record move to the Emirates was announced, Zaha ‘liked’ an Instagram post which said: ‘Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pepe has joined Arsenal in a club-record deal.’Many believe Zaha may have been hinting at a possible move to Arsenal, while others have suggested that he was probably just happy for his Ivory Coast team-mate.Make of it what you will…  Pepe’s move makes him the most expensive African football ever (Picture: Getty)Pepe has revealed that Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were the players who ‘sprang to mind’ when he knew he was joining the club.‘When I knew I was coming to Arsenal, I immediately thought of the French guys who play here,’ Pepe told Arsenal’s official website.‘I thought of Ozil, the world champions, Lacazette, Aubameyang and many more. Of course, these are the players who sprang to mind because I used to watch them when I was at Lille.‘Also, Lacazette used to play for Lyon and so I have had the opportunity to play against him. It will be an honour to play alongside him.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesEmery has promised fans that Pepe will bring ‘pace, power and creativity’ to his attack ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.‘Nicolas is a highly-rated and talented winger who was wanted by many of the top teams in Europe,’ Emery said.Signing a top-class winger has been one of our key objectives in this transfer window and I’m delighted he’s joining.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He will add pace, power and creativity, with the aim of bringing more goals to our team.’MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks out on Manchester United transfer plans amid Maguire and Dybala links Wilfried Zaha ‘likes’ Instagram post confirming Nicolas Pepe’s move to Arsenalcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 1 Aug 2019 6:12 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.2kShares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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2020-10-18

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Family First start Easter campaign

first_imgHawkes Bay Today 8 April 2017Family First Comment: Famous in Hawkes Bay! Family First have started a campaign against the new law of allowing local authorities to decide whether they want to trade on Easter Sunday.The campaign, Keep the Easter Culture, is about notifying customers and their community that they are putting their families first by not working.Family First president Bob McCroskie said many businesses throughout New Zealand would be closing for Easter Sunday and giving families a break.The organisation believed economic improvement needed to be finely balanced with family and community time.Anzac Day, Easter and Christmas remain as the few times when the country stops and takes a break.“This is not an issue about choice as has also been argued. For many workers, they don’t have the luxury of choice as to whether they work or not. Coercion to work will be a very real threat.”Mr McCroskie said tourists would cope and many countries over the world had public holidays with shops closed.“Tourists can plan around it and accept it as part of the local culture and identity.”“We should keep the Easter culture. New Zealanders deserve the break.”Hawke’s Bay Regional Dean of Waiapu Reverend David van Oeveren was also concerned about the decision to allow trading on the religious significant holiday.Mr Van Oeveren said that Easter Sunday held Christian importance as it was about resurrection, hope and new life.“It also has societal importance like our other Christian holidays and there are only really two days in the year where families and communities can be together without the pressure of work. New Zealand seems to be decreasing the time spent with families and friends.”READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503462&objectid=11833306last_img read more

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2020-09-27

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200 players jostle for Ogunjobi U17 tournament

first_imgRelatedPosts Protest in Osun over killing of youth by JTF Nigerian porn star, five others sent to prison Nigerian porn star arrested for shooting porn with Ifa worshippers’ bead No fewer than 200 players will vie for honours in the maiden edition of late Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi U-17 tournament. The age grade tournament is sponsored by Assistant Technical Director of Nigeria Football Federation, Siji lagunju, to boost discovery of exceptional talents abounding at the grassroots, catching them young in a bid to provide a well defined future for the players. The tourney is scheduled to kick off on January 26, 2020 at Ilesa Government High School, Ilesa, Osun State, with the final billed for February 10, to mark one year remembrance of the former Secretary General of Nigeria Football Federation. Lagunju noted: “We are optimistic that this event will go a long way in discovering hidden talents who will become future stars. “We are persuaded that this initiative will succeed in raising the Mikel Obis of this generation. “We plan to use this tournament to promote the talents of our resourceful youths and showcase them for possible future career. “The tournament will give birth to the stars of tomorrow.” Ten clubs registered would play league format.Tags: Ilesa Government High SchoolNFFOsun StateSiji LagunjuTaiwo Ogunjobilast_img read more

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2020-09-22

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President Trump to visit Jupiter on Tuesday

first_imgPresident Trump is scheduled to discuss the Great American Outdoors Act, which will provide funding to national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, recreation areas and American Indian schools in Jupiter.I’m excited to host President Trump to discuss building on the momentum of the Great American Outdoors Act (that I helped pass to permanently funded the Land and Water Conservation Fund) and continuing the fight for clean water! #ZeroDischarges #SendTheWaterSouth https://t.co/VY9oMBj3ws— Brian Mast (@BrianMastFL) September 5, 2020last_img read more

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2020-09-20

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Budding female cyclist in Bartica presented with racing cycle by GCF president Burrowes

first_imgTHE dream to own her own racing cycle came through for 15-year-old cyclist Selena Stephen on Tuesday of this week.The Bartica Secondary School student who participated in the inaugural Bartica Cycling Challenge in March of this year had caught the eyes of Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) president Horace Burrowes during a determined ride that resulted in her copping the 3rd place in her race.Urged on by her home fans, Stephen beat her more seasoned rivals and as a result was promised a racing cycle to further develop her skills and love for the sport. So, last Tuesday, Burrowes made good on his promise when he journeyed to Bartica Secondary School to present Stephen with her cycle.Accompanying Burrowes were Mayor of Bartica, Gifford Marshall, GCF Assistant Racing Secretary Joseph Britton and other officials.The GCF head also met with Mrs Natalie Stephen, mother of Selena to discuss continued support of the budding cyclist.Stephen, who has competed at past National Schools Cycling championships, expressed delight at finally being able to own a racing cycle.In addressing the students at the school, Burrowes stated that the federation will continue to do all it can to encourage more female cyclists in the sport noting that he was pleased to see the response by Bartica, following the race in March.“You guys have done well as you have taken up the challenge to form a new club. This is indeed commendable and I am confident that in the not-so-distant future, exciting female and male riders would be putting their hands up for national recognition from the Town of Bartica.”           Burrowes also commended Mayor Marshall and his Council for pushing the development of sports in the town and pledged continued support of the GCF.Marshall, in addressing the students, told them that he himself attended Bartica Secondary and challenged them be the best they can be, always being disciplined and aiming for the skies.“Sports and education go hand-in-hand and my advice to you is to pursue a sport of your choice and strive to be the best.At the level of the Town Council, we will continue to support your development by ensuring that you have multiple facilities of a high calibre to develop your skills and to one day represent this Town and Guyana by extension, as some of you have already done.”One of the students present was National junior basketball guard, Emanuel Atherly, who will be representing the Guyana Basketball Federation (GBF) at the 2019 Nike/FIBA Under-17 Development Camp in Puerto Rico, this July.Also part of the function was Mr David Van Lange who has accepted the responsibility to be the caretaker/coach for young Stephen who will be in contention to represent Guyana at this year’s Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships to be hosted in Bartica, August 10-11.last_img read more

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2020-09-18

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Police to Investigate Death Threats on Karius

first_imgThe German, 24, has been the focus of hundreds of threats and hate messages on social media after the game.Posts from Liverpool fans included a comment saying, “I’ll murder your girl I’ll murder your girl”.Others said his “sons deserve to die of cancer” and “I hope your whole family dies”.A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police told UK’s The Telegraph officers were investigating the vile abuse.“The force takes social media posts of this nature extremely seriously and any offences identified will be investigated,” stated the spokeswoman.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Merseyside Police are investigating death threats made to Liverpool goalkeeper, Loris Karius, following his side 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday, according to reports in England.Karius put up an abysmal display in the game and was at fault for two of the goals conceded by the Reds in the encounter.He threw the ball directly towards French striker Karim Benzema who scored the opener for Real Madrid and also fumbled a shot from substitute Gareth Bale, which resulted in the third goal.last_img read more

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2020-09-17

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USC, Coliseum look to iron out renovations

first_imgThe Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission would be unable to gather the $60 million required to make the promised renovations to the Coliseum, leaving USC and university officials to ponder the school’s future in the 88-year-old stadium.Tradition · USC has played its home football games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum since the venue opened in Exposition Park in 1923. – Dieuwertje Kast | Summer Trojan In the days since the report, officials from both the commission and the university have remained confident their working relationship can continue without issue.Kristina Raspe, associate senior vice president for real estate and asset management said the university intends to work with the commission to make the renovations and keep USC at the Coliseum.“USC remains committed to working with the Coliseum Commission to find a way to achieve the improvements needed for the Coliseum to become a first-class stadium once again,” Raspe said in astatement.The Coliseum, which hosts all USC home football games, is under the authority of the commission, a nine-member committee comprised of city, county and state officials that oversee the sports complex and is funded solely by the revenue from its facilities.The commission and USC agreed to an extendable 25-year lease in 2008, which allowed for USC to continue playing in the stadium while portioning 8 percent of ticket sales and $1.8 million to the commission annually as well as giving USC the right of first refusal if an NFL team were to propose relocation to the grounds.The 2008 agreement also provided a list of renovations the commission committed to achieve.Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks, a member of the Coliseum Commission and councilman for the USC area, also stressed the continued strong relationship between the university and the commission.“Once the [2008] lease was signed, we’ve had a very smooth relationship with the university and created a better environment,” Parks said.Parks also noted the commission’s efforts to continue to keep the interests of all parties involved in the Coliseum ­— the university as well as the city, county and state — in mind and at the forefront of the commission’s decisions moving forward.If the commission is indeed unable to meet the expectations of the renovations, under the terms of the current contract between the parties, the university could pay for and implement the renovations to the noticeably aging Coliseum on its own terms. If USC were to take over the renovation work, the contract would relieve the university from paying rent to the commission, according to the Los Angeles Times.The university could also ask for a master lease on the Coliseum, which would transfer the responsibility for repairs and maintenance to USC while requiring the university to pay rent to either the commission or the state. Both options would allow USC to continue to play at the stadium.Conversely, USC could elect to end its long-term residency at the Exposition Park facility and move to another location, as it threatened to do during tenuous negotiations with the commission in 2007.The commission is expected to have a $302,000 operating loss for the fiscal year ending June 30, but the commission’s books would be stable for at least the next 12 months, according to the Los Angeles Times.A new $6-million electronic scoreboard to be unveiled during the 2011 season was recently announced as part of the planned renovations.Parks said the improvement to the scoreboard was chosen by the commission to help modernize the Coliseum’s fan experience.last_img read more

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2020-09-17

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