ROTC helps clear stadium

first_imgBefore Notre Dame fans packed the football stadium last Saturday to cheer for the Irish, the Notre Dame ROTC units – Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps – spent 12 hours shoveling snow out of the stadium to prepare for game day.Master Sergeant Marshall Yuen said the shoveling, which lasted from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, was part of an agreement made between Notre Dame ROTC and stadium staff in 2008.“Back in 2008, before a Stanford game, the campus got hit by a really big snowstorm,” he said. “It was on a Thursday and Friday, and [Facilities Manager] Dan Brazo had a hard time getting all the snow cleared for the game. So after that, he called over here to coordinate a community response with us for the next time something like that happened.”Yuen said last Friday was the first time since 2008 that the ROTC was called to help clear the stadium, and in all, about 75 percent of students involved in the Notre Dame ROTC program helped shovel snow.“Quite a few of our cadets were [shoveling] in between class periods,” he said. “[Some of them] went to class at eight o’clock in the morning. They had an hour break, so they walked over to the stadium and did some shoveling and then went to their next class. Some did it over their lunch breaks.“Every one of the ROTC commanders was out there shoveling snow, and some of them were out there for six or seven hours.”Sophomore Naval midshipman Ian Tembe said involvement in ROTC service like this is personally important to him.“I like to participate in everything the battalion does,” he said. “For me, Navy ROTC (NROTC) is the main part of my life as far as my future and my career. … Another thing that I really like is the relationship between NROTC and Notre Dame, and I wanted to help further that [by participating].”Shoveling snow in the stadium also helped strengthen the bond between the four different ROTC units, Tembe said.“It’s important for the cadets to do [service for the University] so that [ROTC] can instill that ‘God, Country, Notre Dame’ kind of ideal and that service to community,” he said. “It’s important to strengthen the relationship between the Navy, the Army, the Marine Corps, the Air Force and Notre Dame.”Senior Elizabeth Terino said the relationship between the four ROTC branches extends beyond shoveling snow together on Friday. The units have multiple events with each other throughout the year, she said. Tembe said this relationship between the branches is an important one.“The camaraderie between the units, we have kind of a sibling rivalry,” Tembe said. “But we’re really more tightly involved than you might think. And that’s important because once we graduate and become officers, joint relationships between the branches are very important to the military objectives of the United States. Each service would like to say they’re the one that does all the work, but really the work can’t be done without all the armed services.”Shoveling snow on Friday was a way to show ROTC’s appreciation for Notre Dame, Terino said.“Notre Dame is so supportive of the ROTC program,” she said. “Shoveling the stadium is just a small act of service that we can perform to give back to a University that gives us so much.”Ultimately, though, Yuen said the service Notre Dame ROTC provides to the University also benefits the cadets.“What it really teaches our cadets is that if somebody asks for help, you go out there and help them without expecting necessarily a monetary reward or a pat on the back,” he said. “When your community calls you to help, if you have time to do it, you go out there and do it.”Tags: Football Friday Feature, ROTClast_img read more

German pension fund tenders senior secured-loans mandate

first_imgAn undisclosed pension fund based in Germany has tendered a €50m European senior secured-loans mandate using IPE Quest.According to search QN-2221, at least 90% of the portfolio must be senior secured.The client is seeking active managers, benchmarking performance against the euro-hedged CS WELLI.Applicants should have at least €500m in assets under management (AUM) for the asset class and €3bn in AUM as a company. They should also have a track record of at least three years, and preferably five.Interested parties should state performance, gross of fees, until the end of August.The deadline for applications is 3 October.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information direct from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 7261 4630 or email

Technical Session: Global business opportunities

first_imgDespite lower oil and gas prices, the business case for E&P activities remains strong. Oil and gas are projected to account for more than 75% of total energy supply in 2035, albeit with shifts in energy demand and supply centers.This session will look at where future demand will come from but will especially address hot spots for production growth and related opportunities for the supply chain. Hot spots include Iran, Myanmar, Mexico, and Brazil.The Technical Session on global business opportunities is breakfast session, which will be held on 10 October from 08:00 to 10:00 during Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference.More information on the speakers during this session will be made available via where conference sessions can now also be booked.Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) is one of Europe’s leading offshore energy events. It is unique in bringing together the oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy industry. With the industry in transition, OEEC offers offshore energy professionals the ideal meeting place to network, discuss and learn about the future of energy. OEEC 2017 will be held at Amsterdam RAI on October 9, 10, 11, 2017.The celebratory tenth edition of this event is expected to attract over 12,000 offshore professionals and more than 650 exhibiting companies. Click here to register now.last_img read more

B’ville boys volleyball swept by C-NS in three sets

first_imgOn C-NS’s side, Brandon Millias finished with 30 assists, with Trace LaRobardiere gaining 14 digs. Dan Seliger, with 11 kills, paced a well-balanced front line where Jon Hendr and 10 kills and two blocks, Kevin Felasco adding six kills and five digs.B’ville knew it had to improve a lot if it wanted to rebound in Thursday night’s match against Fayetteville-Manlius. And it did so, defeating the Hornets in four sets.Both of the first two sets were tight affairs, and each side claimed one by equal 25-23 margins. Only the third set had a big margin as the Bees took it 25-18 before holding off F-M 25-21 in the fourth set to finish it off. Tags: Baldwinsvillevolleyball As it worked its way through the early part of its schedule, the Baldwinsville boys volleyball team understood that it would ultimately have to measure itself against the reigning Section III champions from Cicero-North Syracuse.The Bees’ first challenge to the Northstars came last Tuesday night, and it didn’t last long. B’ville dropped the first set 25-15 and the second set 25-12, and though the third set was a bit more competitive, C-NS still took it 25-18.Despite the brevity of the match, Bradford Doubleday still put away 14 kills, with Aidan Priest adding seven kills and eight digs. Carter Healey picked up 24 assists.center_img Priest paced B’ville with 12 kills and 12 digs, though Doubleday was close behind and nearly matched those numbers with 11 kills and 12 digs. Adam Lobdell contributed six kills as Healey passed to all of them, earning 33 assists, and John Morrissey had five digs.Meanwhile, in girls volleyball, Baldwinsville was quite impressive in last Monday’s match against visiting West Genesee, the Bees wiping out the Wildcats 25-13, 25-12, 25-5.Kyrah Wilbur and Brooke Clute each had nine kills to lead B’ville’s front line as Sophia Kordas, with seven kills, was close behind. Jenna Garvey earned 18 assists and four kills, while Summer McClintic had 12 assists as Megan Brecht got three aces and Alexandra Molini  had eight digs.On Wednesday night, B’ville kept it up, sweeping Corcoran 25-11, 25-6, 25-20. Wallace was sensational, with eight aces, 15 assists and seven digs as Sydney Aiello added five aces. Megan Brecht got nine kills and Katie Naprawa added six kills.B’ville would have a tournament in Victor last Saturday, but a much bigger event looms for the Bees this Saturday when it hosts its own “Fall Swing Tournament”.It’s the biggest edition yet of this mid-autumn classic, with 28 teams competing in four divisions. Several top Section II teams, including Shenendehowa and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, are in the field, as are many Section V powers and plenty of area sides, too.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

GPL Review: New Edubiase stun Kotoko in Kumasi

first_imgNew Edubiase United caused a major upset in week 9 of the Ghana Premier League as they beat Asante Kotoko by a lone goal at the Baba Yara Stadium.The result brought to an end a three game winning streak of the Porcupines under Michael Osei and also dampen Kotoko spirits ahead of their Super 2 clash against Hearts of Oak next week.Prince Antwi got the only goal of the game in the 21sr minute when he picked the pocket of Ahmed Adams and calmly slotted the ball past Ernest Sowah against the run of play.However, young striker Dauda Mohammedwill have nightmares of the game after was presented with a glorious chance to level the scoring but unbelievably ballooned the ball from inside the box.Anthony Commey’s side displayed a well-composed game against a nervous-looking Kotoko side and repelled all attacks by the Kumasi side.The win was the second successive win for Edubiase against Kotoko in Kumasi and their first away win this season. The Porcupines however have now tasted their first defeat at home this season and could be 9 points behind leaders Wa All Stars should they Wa side win and 7 points behind Hearts should the Phobians beat Ashantigold.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife

first_imgPhoenix police officers escort Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, to the 4th Avenue Jail following his arrest, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Arizona  (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.The details surfaced in a law enforcement report a day after Dwyer was arrested on aggravated assault charges and deactivated from all team activities after he was taken into custody at the Cardinals’ practice facility and headquarters in Tempe. He spent a night in jail and made a brief court appearance before being released on a $25,000 bond early Thursday.The arrest came at a time when the NFL and its commissioner are under fire over a series of violent off-the-field encounters involving some of the league’s marquee players, including Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy.The NFL has said the Dwyer case will be reviewed under the league’s personal-conduct policy.Dwyer was arrested Wednesday for investigation in two altercations that occurred on July 21 and 22 at his Phoenix residence, just days before the Cardinals reported to training camp. His wife left the state after the incidents, but came forward a week ago after Dwyer apparently sent suicidal text messages including a photo of a knife.In the first encounter, police say Dwyer attempted to kiss and undress his wife, but she refused. Someone who heard the argument reported the assault to police, who showed up at the apartment but did not make an arrest. Dwyer hid in a bathroom and the wife said she hadn’t been assaulted and denied he was in the home because the running back threatened to kill himself in front of her and their child if she told police about the assault, police said.The next day, Dwyer punched his wife with a closed fist on the left side of her face, according to police. He also punched walls and threw a shoe at his 17-month-old son, who was not injured, police said.As his wife tried to call police, Dwyer grabbed her cellphone and threw it down from the home’s second story. Witnesses told police that Dwyer’s wife said, “I’m calling the police” as she held her swollen face and clutched her son.During his police interview on Wednesday, Dwyer acknowledged hiding in the bathroom when police responded to the first argument and sending a photo of a knife with suicidal threats. Dwyer denied committing an assault, though he acknowledged that he punched walls in his home, threw a phone and that his wife bit his lip during the disputes, according to the police report.Dwyer was swarmed by TV cameras as he walked out of a downtown Phoenix jail early Thursday. He declined to answer many questions posed by reporters, but said he never hurt his son and responded when asked whether he would play football again.“I will,” he said as he stepped into a taxi.Dwyer’s agent, Adisa Bakari, didn’t return telephone messages seeking comment. Messages left for Jared Allen, an attorney representing Dwyer, weren’t immediately returned late Thursday morning.During Dwyer’s initial court appearance Wednesday night, Allen asked that Dwyer be allowed to leave the state for his job, but a court commissioner denied that request after prosecutor Jay Rademacher said the Cardinals had deactivated Dwyer.As a deactivated player, Dwyer retains his roster spot and continues to be paid. Dwyer had signed a one-year, $730,000 contract, including a $65,000 bonus, with the Cardinals.The NFL has been jolted by domestic violence issues since a video surfaced that showed former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City, New Jersey, elevator.Then Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on felony child-abuse charges for using a tree branch, or “switch,” to discipline his 4-year-old son.On Wednesday, the Carolina Panthers decided that star defensive end Greg Hardy won’t play any more games for the team until his domestic violence case is resolved. Hardy was convicted of assault on a female and communicating threats after the victim said the 6-foot-4, 275-pound player threw her in the bathtub and onto a sofa covered with guns before threatening to kill her. Hardy is appealing the ruling.The Dwyer arrest adds to the pressure on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, whose handling of the Rice case has been widely criticized.Rice was originally suspended for two games, then banned indefinitely after the video surfaced of his attack in the casino elevator.This is the second domestic violence case involving a Cardinals player. Inside linebacker Daryl Washington pleaded guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend and is serving a year of supervised probation. Washington hasn’t been penalized by the NFL for the offense but is suspended for this season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.Dwyer was booked on counts that include aggravated assault causing a fracture and involving a minor, criminal damage, and preventing the use of a phone in an emergency.Dwyer signed with the Cardinals this year and was their second-string running back after spending the last four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He scored a touchdown last week in Arizona’s victory over the New York Giants.His best year for Pittsburgh was 2012 when injuries depleted the team’s backfield in the middle of the season. Dwyer filled in and had 100-yard-plus games in consecutive weeks.Dwyer, from Marietta, Georgia, was a sixth-round draft pick of the Steelers out of Georgia Tech in 2010.___Associated Press writers Josh Hoffner, Bob Baum and Paul Davenport in Phoenix contributed to this report.last_img read more

Olympia : Champions Workshop Tuesday September 20th

first_imgAn amazing fact: most of our behavior is driven by beliefs held in our sub-conscious mind. Imagine you had on a pair of dark green sunglasses. You may want to see a piece of white paper, but you can’t; no matter how hard you try. You need a revelation, a new perception – a hole poked through the sunglasses to see the paper as white. The “sunglasses” or belief systems, from which we operate from, most often unconsciously, prevent you from seeing solutions and strategies all around you that lead to the results you really want to produce. All your goals, dreams and desires are tied to seeing a new, more effective point of view.  In this shift, offered in K&A’s, experiential learning format, people actually experience the change(s) they wish to achieve and leave the seminar with this new skill firmly in their possession not relegated to their notes or memories. Klemmer & Associates Training goes far beyond “how-to” approaches and motivation to assist people in identifying these operative, yet unknown or unconscious beliefs and teaches people how to begin poking holes through their own sunglasses. Unlike most seminars, K&A’s unique and highly acclaimed style is experiential learning combined with self-discovery tools.  In their seminars people learn how they can explore their own sunglasses as an ongoing tool so that they can produce the specific results they desire for themselves and their companies. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Klemmer & Associates, The Premiere Leadership & Character Development Company, specializing in producing large amounts change in a short period of time through quickly and easily shifting values and fundamental beliefs is coming to Olympia!  Klemmer and Associates, has been praised by such experts as Mark Victor Hansen, Les Brown and John Gray for their unique work with individuals and corporate clients such as: GE, Suzuki Motors, AETNA, HP, Walt Disney, and numerous direct sales and network marketing organizations. K&A renowned Champion’s Workshop, an extraordinary introductory leadership seminar, will be held on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 at 7pm.  In this 3 hour, interactive workshop, you will learn The Secret Formula of Champions:  a multi-million dollar formula that thousands of people use to solve problems, lose weight, dramatically increase their incomes and create more success in their lives in as little as 30 days or less! Tens of Thousands have attended the Klemmer & Associates seminars worldwide and an outstanding 99% in recorded surveys say that it was worth the time and money invested or more. This event is only $20 if purchased in advance, $59 at the door.  It will be held September 20th, 2011 at 7pm at the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia, WA.  To purchase your tickets in advance call Linda Jensen at 360-908-0612, register online at or call the Klemmer & Associates office at 800-577-5447.  The first 100 registrants will receive a free copy of Brian Klemmer’s bestselling book: The Compassionate Samurai.last_img read more