ND announces early start, end to fall semester

first_imgNotre Dame will begin the 2020 fall semester the week of August 10, eliminating fall break and finishing the semester before Thanksgiving, University President Fr. John Jenkins said in an email to students on Monday.In addition to preventing the spread of viruses caused by students leaving for breaks, becoming exposed to infections and then returning to campus, the University plans on instating a comprehensive testing protocol. Students who test positive will be isolated and those who have come in close contact will be quarantined.“We will continue the testing, contact tracing and quarantining protocol throughout the semester, acting aggressively to isolate or quarantine as necessary,” Jenkins said in the email. “We will also institute a number of other health and safety measures.”Jenkins also said many or all of the programs during the second half of the summer session will be cancelled in order to prepare for the fall semester.“We are considering options that will allow the return of a very small number of students in July, mainly those whose summer work is preparatory for the fall semester,” Jenkins said.Within the coming weeks, a Research Task Force will create a plan to reopen research labs, studios and libraries on campus. Notre Dame International is still considering the feasibility of study abroad programs in the fall semester. Jenkins said in the email the decision for study abroad programs will be announced in June, and in the result of the cancellation of international programs, students planning on studying abroad will have housing on campus.Notre Dame will also prepare for a sudden, severe resurgence of COVID-19 cases, Jenkins said.“If such an outbreak occurs, we may need to return to remote instruction,” Jenkins said in the email. “We have asked faculty to be prepared to move instruction online should this be necessary, and to provide remote learning opportunities to students who may be in isolation or quarantined.”Tags: 2020 fall semester, contact tracing, COVID-19, fall break, quarantine, thanksgivinglast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Kristin Chenoweth & Zachary Levi Have a Gig About a Donkey & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend.Kristin Chenoweth & Zachary Levi Board The StarShe’s been the voice of a Gekko, a magic pony and a poison dart frog, and now self-proclaimed pocket diva Kristin Chenoweth will be in an animated movie about a donkey. The Tony winner will join Tony nominee Zachary Levi in Sony Pictures’ The Star, in theaters this November. The movie follows Bo the donkey and his animal friends during the first Christmas. The starry cast will also include Christopher Plummer, Oprah Winfrey, Gina Rodriguez, Tracy Morgan, Kelly Clarkson, Keegan-Michael Key, Steven Yeun and Anthony Anderson.Mel B Explains Her Accent in ChicagoMel B is back on Broadway as Roxie Hart in Chicago, but don’t go in expecting to hear a posh accent raking in the chips. The Spice Girl stopped by The Late Show to chat with Stephen Colbert about her stint in the long-running revival. Her preparation process, she explains, involved recruiting her American kids as dialect coaches. “The text isn’t very kid-friendly, but they know the show inside out,” she says, before demonstrating her American accent on the classic line, “Screw you, you son of a bitch.” Ah, that old family favorite. Check out the clip below. View Comments Zachary Levi & Kristin Chenoweth(Photos: Emilio Madrid-Kuser & Gian Di Stefano)center_img Broadway Backwards Sets 2017 DateBroadway Backwards is back to shake things up on the Great White Way. The annual event, which showcases Broadway favorites offering gender-bending takes on their favorite tunes, is set for March 13 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (currently the home of Kinky Boots). The proceeds from the one-night-only performance will go to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York City.George Salazar & More Join Chris McCarrell for The Lightning ThiefStage alums are set to appear opposite Chris McCarrell in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical. In addition to the previously announced McCarrell, the off-Broadway cast will include George Salazar (Tick, Tick…BOOM!) as Grover, Jonathan Raviv (The Band’s Visit) as Brunner and Kristin Stokes (Fly by Night) as Annabeth, as well as Jelani Alladin as Luke and Sarah Beth Pfeifer as Clarise. The Joe Tracz and Rob Rokicki musical, based on the bestselling novel by Rick Riordan, will begin performances on March 23 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.Hamish Linklater Joins FargoStage favorite Hamish Linklater has been tapped for a recurring role on the third season of Fargo. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Linklater will play Larue Dollars, an IRS agent with a zero-tolerance policy who believes a petty cheater is just as worthy of punishment as a master criminal. He’s like the Javert of tax evasion. The third season of the anthology series, which will also feature Tony nominee Carrie Coon, Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, is set to premiere in April.P.S. Before you tune in to Lifetime’s Beaches remake on January 21, check out Idina Menzel discussing the iconic song “Wind Beneath My Wings” and showing off her sick dance moves on LIVE with Kelly below.last_img read more

Mikel Arteta slams ‘unacceptable’ Arsenal defending after Crystal Palace draw

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Mikel Arteta slams ‘unacceptable’ Arsenal defending after Crystal Palace draw Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 11 Jan 2020 3:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Jordan Ayew’s deflected effort helped earn Crystal Palace a draw against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)He said: ‘I think first 35 mins is exactly what I want from our Arsenal team to play like.‘We controlled the game, we were very dominant, we were in the right positions, we created chances, we were so good in transition.‘We were aggressive after that. We had a 10 minute spell where we started to give some free kicks away and obviously they put more people in the box and it was more stop and start.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 Arsenal‘But I was really pleased with the first half then the first 10 or 15 minutes of the second half again credit to them as well they started to push and we had more difficulties.‘We conceded a goal where we completely switched off and that is unacceptable and I am really upset with that.‘But after that I think we reacted very well after conceding the goal and after Auba’s red card.’MORE: Arsenal equal unwanted record after disappointing Crystal Palace drawMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to miss Arsenal’s clash against Chelsea after red card in Crystal Palace draw Mikel Arteta was disappointed with Arsenal’s defending during their 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty) Mikel Arteta admitted he was bitterly disappointed with Arsenal’s ‘unacceptable’ defending which led to Jordan Ayew’s equalising goal in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had fired the visitors into a deserved early lead after he provided a fitting end to a slick 19-pass move, but the Gunners failed to build on their early dominance.Palace upped the tempo after the break and Arsenal struggled to cope minus the presence of Lucas Torreira whose combative presence was missed after he failed to re-emerge for the second half.ADVERTISEMENTRoy Hodsgon’s drive subsequently drew level when Cheikhou Kouyate pounced on a loose ball in the box following a quick free kick and fed Ayew who found the back of the net via a wicked deflection off David Luiz.AdvertisementAdvertisementAlthough Arteta was encouraged by a spirited response to Aubameyang’s 67th minute red card, the Arsenal manager admitted he was upset with the way his side allowed the Eagles a route back into the game. Advertisementlast_img read more

PMH receives solar powered nano grid

first_imgEducationHealthLifestyleLocalNewsPrimary PMH receives solar powered nano grid by: – June 4, 2018 Share Sharing is caring! 149 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share The Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) now has a solar powered Nanogrid, which has the potential to enhance emergency responses in the event of a natural disaster.Sesame Solar Inc. donated the gird worth one hundred and fifty thousand US dollars (US$150, 000) to the Princess Margaret Hospital on Friday 1 June 2018.Sesame Solar Inc., which is a worldwide provider of turnkey and mobile solar nanogrid, partnered with the Waterfront and Allied Workers Union (WAWU) to provide the self-contained off-grid power supply to the Hospital.Following Hurricane Maria, WAWU requested assistance from the International Trade Union Confederation for some form of electrification in order that its work could continue.In the process, the Confederation contacted Sesame Solar which agreed to donate this nanogrid to WAWU. “But of course that was too big for us, and we didn’t have a location to put it,” WAWU’s Secrretary/Treasurer, Kertist Augustus stated during the handing over ceremony.After discussions with various ministries, it was decided that the donation would go to the Ministries of Health and Education.“Following further discussions, it was felt that the hospital would do much better with this nanogrid, so therefore we held discussions with the Ministry of Health, and since Sesame Solar was also interested in providing some assistance to schools, we contacted also the Ministry of Education,” Augustus informed.The solar power supply is fully integrated inside an ISO shipping container, and can be easily transported to meet the need for off-grid solar power solutions, and is ideal for disaster recovery, industrial and military applications.“We at WAWU, we are indeed very pleased; we now have this nanogrid that could be used by the Ministry of Health, and more so the Princess Margaret Hospital, in the event that there is any blackout, and then they could utilize the nanogrid to power up the hospital,” Augustus said.He noted that the donation is an extension of WAWU’s responsibility in Dominica as it is interested in helping to develop the country.“This event is a tangible reflection of the forms of assistance that the union can in fact negotiate and sometimes receive and it is going to redound to the benefit of Dominica,” Augustus added.Meanwhile Vice President of Sesame Solar Inc., Jose Juan Garrigo stated that the donation came about with the help of many people in his organization as well as many other organizations that came onboard to assist.“This solar nanogrid allows them to be mobile, allows them to be a perfect solution for when it is a disaster and not only when it is a disaster, but after the disaster,” Garrigo said.After a disaster, Garrigo explained, the nanogrid can assist the hospital in being able to communicate and to know what to do in the case of an emergency.Garrigo added that because of the grid’s mobility and design, it can be used for multiple purposes; “as a classroom, it can be used as an office, and I understand that the hospital is going to use it to connect the network communications for disaster services, but it can be used for many other applications”.DSC_4523 Tweetlast_img read more

No injuries in Friday morning Batesville truck blaze

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Batesville Fire Department responded to a semi-truck fire early Friday morning.Firefighters responded to the westbound rest area on I-74 and found the semi-truck loaded with puzzles engulfed in flames 2:20 a.m. The fire was quickly extinguished, but firefighters returned around 7 a.m. to douse hotspots.No injuries were reported and no damage estimate was available.last_img

Osimhen: I’ll beat Chukwueze to CAF Award

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey Everton invite offers for Iwobi, others In-form Super Eagles’ forward, Victor Osimhen, has boasted that he would beat his best friend and teammate, Samuel Cghukwueze, to the CAF Young Player of the Year award. Osimhen, who is currently holidaying in Nigeria for the mid season’s break in Europe, stated this in a chat in Lagos on Tuesday. His words: “The chance of winning it again is really high. I tip myself to be the winner of the award. Of course, I’m happy for my best pal in camp, Chukwueze (smiles) for making the nomination list. I think he had a good 2019 also. We would all be happy for each others on whoever wins it. I wish ourselves the very best of luck.” Asked how soon a Nigerian player would win the prestigious African Footballer of the Year crown, Osimhen believes Nigeria is close to winning the award after it has eluded the country’s players for a long time. He said: “I think we are really close to bringing the award back to Nigeria. We have a group of players that can do that for us. We have the likes of Ndidi (Wilfried), Chukwueze (Samuel), myself, Iwobi (Alex) and the rest of the players. “We are really working hard to get there and bring the award to Nigeria. It won’t be easy but with time, we would bring back the award.” Former Super Eagles’ captain, Kanu Nwankwo, was the last Nigerian to have won the award in 1999, beating Ghanian defender, Samuel Osei Kuffor, and Ivorian star Ibrahima Bakayoko to the crown. Other Nigerian players that have won the award are late Rashidi Yekini, Emmanuel Amuneke and Victor Ikpeba. The 28th edition of the annual football awards is slated for January 7, 2020, at Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt. Players would be honoured in several categories, which include the African Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Youth Player of the Year, National Team of the Year, Goal of the Year, Africa Finest XI, Federation of the Year and several new award categories which will recognise exceptional contributions to African football and inspiring individuals. The Interclubs Player of the Year Award has been reintroduced and will be dedicated to honouring key actors in CAF’s club competitions.Tags: alex iwobiCAF AwardSamuel ChukwuezeVictor OsimhenWilfried Ndidilast_img read more

90 Riders From 15 Nations to Vie for Hero MTB Himalaya Rally

first_imgShimla: Hero MTB Himalaya Rally 2019 on Tuesday announced that 90 riders from 15 countries comprising three former King of Himalayas will be racing to defend their title in this year’s edition to be held this month.The former winners are Adria Nougera (2017), Cory Wallace (2014) and Catherine Williamson (4x Champion – 2014 and 2018). Other noted champions, including Jason English (Australia), Bart Classens (The Netherlands) and Antonio Ortiz (Spain), will also be racing for the title.The Himalayan Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA), which organizes the Hero MTB Himalaya rally annually, this year completes 15 years of organizing one of the world’s toughest MTB challenges.The gripping Prologue stage that has featured in the race for the past two years will kick off the race at this edition as well.”The idea of the Race Prologue is to let locals experience the thrill behind the sport and also encourage them to make cycling a part of their lifestyle,” HASTPA President Mohit Sood told IANS.For the last two years, the Prologue has been organized within the boundaries of Shimla city. This year, however, it will be flagged off from Shimla on September 26 and finish at Dak Bangla, Mashobra.The riders will camp at Mashobra for the night before starting the competitive portion of the race the next day.The seven-day race will take the riders through the most remote areas in the Himalayas, where they experience true Indian hospitality and extreme adventure.The riders will get to experience a good mix of local cultures. One of the stages will include camping in Paneo in Kullu district at an old British rest house frequented by erstwhile Viceroys.There will also be a new campsite in Jhatingiri in Mandi district. The race has a new finish point in the famous paragliding facility Bir-Billing in the Kangra hills. It will end on October 3.The organizers said the race route is mostly single track, few stretches of motorable jeep tracks, rocky tracks, loose gravel and very small segments of broken tarmac.There will be an equal amount of uphill and downhill segments in the race. A never-before-seen stretch from Shatadhar to Pandoh will feature in this year’s race.The race route is shorter this year with seven stages across 506 km, without compromising on the trails and difficulty levels. IANS Also Read: Sprinter Hima Das in World Championship TeamAlso Watch:Man gets entangled after coming into contact with 33 KV live wires in Guwahatilast_img read more

L.A. Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson has been simply dazzling in center field

first_imgPerhaps one thing that makes Pederson so good defensively is he doesn’t take his talents for granted.“I need to continue to get better, working on my reads to keep it on point,” said Pederson, 23.Pederson’s manager, Don Mattingly, was asked if he reminds him of any center fielder he might have played with or against during his career with the New York Yankees. Mattingly gave Pederson the ultimate compliment.“As far as being a guy that can go get it, gets jumps, he may be the best center fielder that I’ve kind of actually been around on an everyday basis,” Mattingly said. “Obviously, I’m not trying to compare him to the best players that have ever played the game. But I don’t know if I’ve been around a center fielder that plays center better.”Mattingly couldn’t translate Pederson’s heroics into sheer numbers as far as saved runs and such. He broke it down another way. “I think just looking at it, seeing it daily just with the eye test, I mean, we’re seeing him make tremendous plays and I think we’re seeing more balls – for me – that get caught that may be balls you don’t notice,” he said. “They aren’t necessarily that catch (Friday) or the one against the wall (June 14 in San Diego).“There have been a number of balls, I feel like coming in, he makes, balls in slots that he gets to. He kind of makes it look easy sometimes where he’s not a guy that, you know, sometimes you see a guy catch a ball and then dive. Joc’s not really one of those guys. He kind of catches it on the run and keeps running as opposed to trying to make an ESPN catch. He just makes the play.”Pederson has hit 17 home runs and driven 33, so he’s no slouch at the plate, either.No Olivera just yetInfielder Hector Olivera was officially signed by the Dodgers on May 19 for $62.5 million over six years. He went to Double-A Tulsa, where he hit .318 in 22 at-bats. He was promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he is hitting .444 in 27 at-bats. He has a combined two home runs and seven RBIs.Since Olivera is 30 and played for years in Cuba, he is not your typical minor-league player. But Mattingly said he is not quite ready to be promoted to the big club.“Olivera has been swinging the bat well, but there has been no indication that he’s coming tomorrow or the next day,” Mattingly said. “We still feel like there is baseball to be played for him to get back in shape, get his legs underneath him.“He hasn’t played in a while, so it’s not as easy as just showing up, playing 10, 12 games and feeling like you’re ready to go.”Mattingly said Olivera did not play this past winter. Olivera has been playing second and third in the minors. Justin Turner starts at third for the Dodgers, Howie Kendrick at second. Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson is a rookie, but he’s already made several spectacular catches. The latest edition came Friday when he sprinted toward the gap in right-center, left his feet and made a spine-tingling catch of a drive by Gregor Blanco.There were runners on first and second, so at least one would have scored. Since the Dodgers were already down 5-3 to the San Francisco Giants, it was a huge play at the time even though they ended up losing 9-5.Pederson, speaking prior to Saturday’s game against the Giants, spoke in humble tones about his dazzling feats in the outfield.“I’ve put in a lot of work with our outfield coordinator Damon Mashore and with my dad (Stu) when I was younger, so they kind of built that in me and I thank them for that,” said Pederson, who has made no less than four highlight-reel plays since early May.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Tiger Woods wins Masters: Best moments as Woods claims fifth green jacket, first since 2005

first_imgAdventurous par for Woods. He drove it into the trees and didn’t give himself much chance at a birdie by being forced to hit a long lag putt. Nevertheless, that escape could prove huge for him. Hole 1: Par 4, 445 yardsSporting his signature Sunday red, Woods sends his first drive into the fairway. He gets on the green in two but can’t straighten out his birdie putt enough. Woods pars to keep pace with his groupmates. MORE: Tiger Woods’ best career Masters finishes, rankedAfter staying in contention behind leader Francesco Molinari for the first 11 holes, Woods made his move after Molinari carded a pair of double bogeys. Woods stayed steady, sinking putts when he needed them. He birdied holes 13, 15 and 16 for the second consecutive round. He took sole possession of the lead on the 15th hole and never relented. On Sunday, that run allowed him to break away from the pack. With the win, Woods set the record for longest span in between green jackets at 14 years.Sporting News provided scoring updates and highlights of Woods’ record-setting victory at Augusta National Golf Club. Follow along below.Masters live leaderboardFor complete scores, check out our full Masters leaderboard, featuring Woods and the rest of the field.MORE: What is the Masters purse? Here’s how much Tiger, others wonTiger Woods’ score, best moments from final roundHole (Par)Tiger’s score (Overall)   Place1 (4)Even (-11)T-22 (5)Even (-11) T-23 (4)1 under (-12)24 (3)Even (-11) T-25 (4)1 over (-10)T-26 (3)1 over (-10)T-27 (4)Even (-11) 28 (5)1 under (-12)29 (4)1 under (-12)210 (4)Even (-11)T-211 (4)Even (-11)212 (3)Even (-11)T-113 (5)1 under (-12)T-114 (4)1 under (-12)T-115 (5)2 under (-13)116 (3)3 under (-14)117 (4)3 under (-14)118 (4)2 under (-13)1PHOTOS: Tiger Woods’ career in picturesHole 18: Par 4, 465 yardsTiger Woods has won the Masters! He plays it safe on the 18th and bogeys, which gets the job done. Woods has won his fifth green jacket! The winning moment: “THE RETURN TO GLORY!”Tiger Woods wins the Masters for the 5th time. pic.twitter.com/u3cNdQm6MG— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 14, 2019What an embrace: Simply incredible. pic.twitter.com/cWIpdMpfzy— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 14, 2019Hole 17: Par 4, 440 yardsA birdie may have been the dagger but Woods will settle for par. He is still two strokes up as he heads to the 18th hole.Hole 16: Par 3, 170 yardsAnd Woods responds by sticking his tee shot right near the pin. He easily gets the birdie and now leads by two strokes!  [email protected] hole.RIGHT AT IT.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/smkVfGtpzS— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 14, 2019Hole 15: Par 5, 530 yardsWoods is alone in the lead! He gets on the green in two shots and birdies the hole. Molinari suffered a disastrous double bogey and has fallen off, while Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Schauffele remain one stroke back. Hole 14: Par 4, 440 yardsNot the end of the world, but Woods surely wishes he would have sunk that 15-foot birdie putt that slid by the hole. Schauffele and Molinari both par their respective holes so the three-way tie at the top stays intact.Hole 13: Par 5, 510 yardsWhile Woods has been on No. 13, Schauffele has taken the lead at 12 under. Woods (and Molinari) join him after they birdie the par five. Hole 12: Par 3, 155 yardsWoods gets on the green and Molinari carries his tee shot into the water. Big chance for the cat to pounce and he does. Woods pars, Molinari double bogeys and the two join Xander Schauffele atop the leaderboard.Tiger Woods: tied for the lead on Masters Sunday. pic.twitter.com/7VomYEFbbQ— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 14, 2019Hole 11: Par 4, 505 yardsIt’s another par for Woods, but he recovered well after sailing his drive into the trees. Molinari matches him with another par. He hasn’t relented all round.What a shot, Tiger. pic.twitter.com/sJgAZVg5um— Sporting News (@sportingnews) April 14, 2019Hole 10: Par 4, 495 yardsWoods starts the back nine with a bogey. He hit into the trees off the tee to set himself back and was short on a 16-foot putt that would have been an up-and-down. Molinari’s lead is back to two strokes.Hole 9: Par 4, 460 yardsNot long after one of his best shots of the tournament, Woods delivers one of his better putts. He was 70 feet away and nearly sunk the birdie putt. He will gladly take the par and avoid any disaster.Hole 8: Par 5, 570 yardsWoods shakes off a second shot that flew over the green by hitting a strong chip and knocking down a birdie putt. Molinari also birdied, so the one-shot deficit continues for [email protected] and @F_Molinari trade birdies on the par 5 No. 8 at #themasters pic.twitter.com/HbuR8wvdKf— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 14, 2019Hole 7: Par 4, 450 yardsMaybe the shot of the tournament for Woods on his approach. He places it about a foot from the hole and makes a tap-in for birdie. Meanwhile, Molinari cards his first bogey of the round. Two-shot swing puts Woods behind the lead by just one shot once again. Wow.Tiger was absolutely DIALED IN on this approach. pic.twitter.com/rxls506lIi— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 14, 2019Hole 6: Par 3, 180 yardsThe 11-foot birdie putt is just barely misjudged and Woods notches a par. Molinari has a par on every hole so far and maintains a three-stroke lead.Hole 5: Par 4, 495 yardsThe tricky green forces a three-putt and gives Tiger his second consecutive bogey. He has bogeyed this hole each day of the tournament.Hole 4: Par 3, 240 yardsA bogey on the fourth hole cancels out Woods’ previous birdie. He drove it just short of the green and the chip didn’t roll close enough to allow for a tap-in. Missing the 10-foot putt sealed his foot. He is back to two strokes behind the lead.Hole 3: Par 4, 350 yardsHe is on the board! Woods sinks an eight-foot putt for birdie. He now trails by just one stroke after Molinari’s par. There will be roars. 🐅#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/pumCcH1Fye— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 14, 2019Hole 2: Par 5, 575 yards For the first time since 2005, Tiger Woods has won the Masters.Woods shot a 3-under (69) to rise above a crowded leaderboard and claim his fifth green jacket, which puts him just one behind Jack Nicklaus for the most all time. The victory from Woods was his first at a major since the 2008 U.S. Open and silenced any doubters who thought he wouldn’t reach the pinnacle of golf again.last_img read more