At the weekly student senate meeting, senators made various announcements and welcomed Duncan Hall’s newly-elected senator, junior Steven Frick.After the official meeting adjourned, Senate members stayed to attend an event hosted by the Office of Development entitled “Where Does the Money Go: An Insider’s Look into Finances at Notre Dame.” Ellen Roof, ND Loyal and Young Alumni program director, led an information session followed by a question and answer session. She began by saying that last year, it cost $1.17 billion to operate the University, with the largest portion of spending, 42 percent, being used on instruction. In addition, Roof reported that the University receives $320 million in tuition dollars each year, displaying a graph that illustrates the increase in Notre Dame’s tuition plotted against the increase in Notre Dame’s financial aid contributions since 2000. Over the past 18 years, the cost of a Notre Dame education has increased by 140 percent, but the amount that Notre Dame spends on financial aid has consequently increased by 430 percent. “We are really striving to increase the financial aid available for students, at a significantly higher rate than any tuition raises,” Roof said.Roof also discussed Notre Dame’s endowment spending and how the University uses this resource. Endowments, or the collection of financial assets made up of charitable gifts to the university, make up 37 percent of Notre Dame’s revenue. But the endowment is not a singular entity. Rather, Notre Dame’s endowment is actually a group of over 5,500 endowed funds that are grouped and invested together. As of the end of the 2018 Fiscal Year, the endowment was worth $13.1 billion. Roof said about 60 percent of the endowed funds go towards financial aid for students. Overall, Notre Dame spends about 4.5-5 percent of endowed funds every year, or about $393 million from the 2018 FYE. Roof said having a robust endowment fund is extremely beneficial to the university in the long run.“We want Notre Dame to be around forever, so we really have to have a careful fiscal responsibility in terms of smoothing out that spend curve over time,” Roof said. Vice president of University relations Lou Nanni led a question and answer portion of the presentation, discussing questions from students about Notre Dame’s spending and finances. In response to a question about whether Notre Dame takes notice of average student loan debt among members of the campus community, Nanni explained a policy orchestrated just a few years ago that no undergraduate student will graduate with more than 10 percent of debt from a four-year education at Notre Dame. “If you figure that a four-year education at Notre Dame is roughly $250,000, $280,000 totaled over years, that means no one should be graduating with a debt of more than $25,000,” Nanni said. Nanni said 46 percent of students at Notre Dame receive financial aid from the University, and the average package for a student is around $31,000. However, in response to a question from senior and Pasquerilla East senator Catie Gabanic, Nanni clarified that the debt limit policy does not apply to private loans, but only loans taken out from the federal government.Another student inquired about the mentality about pricing on-campus housing, when certain newer dorms are significantly nicer than older dorms, but pricing for living on campus remains a flat fee. Nanni responded by discussing the University’s plans for remodeling its residence halls and the funding for new dorms. “We’re making some triples doubles. some doubles are becoming, in these old dorms, singles and we are increasing the social and study space in these dorms,” Nanni said. “The problem is, as we do this, we are losing beds. That’s required us to build new dorms, to replace the housing stock we are losing in the old dorms, and now more students will be living on campus.”Tags: Endowment, financial aid, student senate, University finances
Ben Platt Pitch Perfect and Mormon star Ben Platt and Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. have been added to Miscast 2015’s lineup. It’s also been announced that Aasif Mandvi will serve as emcee for MCC Theater’s always popular annual gala, featuring actors performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast.The trio will be joining stars including Jeremy Jordan, Jessie Mueller, Uzo Aduba, Laura Benanti, Linda Lavin, Ramin Karimloo, Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Fitzgerald, Joshua Henry, Ana Gasteyer and Cheyenne Jackson.The event will take place on March 30 at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom and honor Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler. View Comments Star Files
April 19, 2005 (CIDRAP News) Healthcare workers battling the worst outbreak of the lethal Marburg virus are facing cultural barriers that have hampered prevention efforts in Uige Province in northern Angola. Angolan officials have said the outbreak is coming under control, but international aid workers have not confirmed that conclusion, Reuters reported. The death toll had reached 235 people, with 500 people under surveillance following possible exposure to the virus, according to Angola’s Health Ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO), as reported by Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Apr 17. Aid workers are making progress in persuading Angolans to greet one another with bows and curtsies instead of handshakes and hugs, Reuters reported today. However, authorities remain concerned that people are avoiding the provincial hospital’s isolation ward, which is seen as the key to stopping transmission. On Apr 17, three WHO doctors in Uige disinfected the body of a 1-year-old girl who had died of Marburg, and also cleaned her family’s home, the Times reported. Pierre Formenty, one of the doctors who prepared the girl for the funeral, described the process as building trust. Officials can’t force people to stay in the isolation ward, WHO spokesman Dave Daigle told Reuters. If patients opt to stay at home, “We have to tell relatives how to care for them in the safest way possible.” “We can stop an outbreak like this in two or three weeks if the people trust us and cooperate with us,” Formenty told the Times. “We are fighting the battle of the disease, but first we have to win the battle of the heart, and the battle of the funeral.” Keeping people from touching infected bodies is another key to preventing Marburg’s spread, yet it’s a challenge in a country where funeral traditions call for washing the body and kissing it goodbye, news services reported. There is no cure for Marburg, a fast-developing hemorrhagic fever that has killed about 90% of its victims in this outbreak. That’s why health authorities are emphasizing preventive efforts, some of which run counter to Angolan traditions. Healthcare workers have sought to enlist traditional healers and leaders to tell Angolans about the infectious hazards posed by such funeral practices, Reuters reported. In one example reported by the New York Times today, a pregnant woman who was close to term was taken to the isolation unit Apr 16. She escaped by car within an hour. She had tested positive for the virus. “I hope she dies before she has the baby,” Enzo Pisani, a doctor with an Italian aid group, told the newspaper. “She could infect 20 people” in the course of delivery.
A new seasonal catamaran line Dubrovnik – Korčula – Hvar – Bol – Split is being introduced With the mJadrolinija application, you can easily buy tickets, check the sailing schedule, and 24/7 service information on the traffic situation is also available. In order to respond to the increased demand for high-speed transport, Jadrolinija is introducing a seasonal catamaran line Dubrovnik – Korčula – Hvar – Bol – Split with the most modern catamaran “Jelena”, as well as a catamaran line Split – Hvar. Jadrolinija presented the mobile application mJadrolinija, which will enable passengers to buy tickets easier and faster, without crowds and waiting in line. THE FIRST SPEED LINE IS STARTING, WHICH WILL CONNECT THE RIVER, KRK, RAB, PAG AND ZADAR Available data for the period January-April 2019 show that the trend of good results continues and an average traffic growth of 5% was recorded. During the summer season, Jadrolinija has 600 boat departures per day, and the busiest lines are maintained 24 hours a day. Jadrolinija’s white fleet transports over 12 million passengers and 3 million vehicles a year, which is 80% of the annual number of all transported passengers and vehicles in the maritime transport of the Republic of Croatia. Also, for the first time, Jadrolinija introduced the possibility of booking a place on the ferry, so waiting in columns for several hours is a thing of the past, especially when traveling to distant destinations such as Vis. This possibility was introduced in accordance with the directives and recommendations of the European Union, and is currently available on a total of nine Jadrolinija lines: Valbiska-Lopar, Zadar-Ist-Olib-Silba-Premuda-Mali Lošinj, Zadar-Rivanj-Sestrunj-Zverinac-Molat-Ist, Zadar-Brbinj, Zadar-Brašnj-Rava-Mala Rava, Šibenik-Zlarin-Obonjan-Kaprije-Žirje, Split-Vis, Trogir-Drvenik Veliki-Drvenik Mali, and Makarska-Sumartin. Passenger growth in 2018 In 2018, compared to the previous year, the number of passengers increased by 150 thousand (000%), while the number of vehicles increased by 1,2%, point out Jadrolinija, and add that in 4,4 a total of 2018 , 12,3 million passengers and 3 million vehicles. NEW SPEEDBROAD SERVICE CONNECTS SPLIT AIRPORT, ISLANDS OF BRAC AND HVAR AND CITY OF SPLIT RELATED NEWS: The application can be downloaded on platforms App store i google play.
More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago79 Bage St, Nundah provides plenty of options for its new owner.The property includes a renovatable colonial cottage which could also potentially be moved off the land to provide for a vacant development site, according to the marketing agent at Ray White Ascot, Damon Warat.“It’s a blank canvas.“I’ve had so many buyers want this one for all sorts of reasons. You could buy it and build four houses and they’d all have city views, or you could apply to build townhouses.”Mr Warat says this sort of offering is as rare as hen’s teeth.“They are not making any more land and if you could find a bigger block of land with city views this close to the CBD then you should buy it.”If that seems like a bit much to handle, there’s also 78 Fuller Street, Lutwyche up for sale.This circa 1900s cottage has had a bit of a facelift so you can move straight in to the three-bedroom home on its 610 square metre block.According to Place Ascot, there’s room for further renovation so you could take your time and add some value too.Stepping beyond Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast looks set for auction frenzy with Ray White running part two of its April Auction Action weekend.By this Sunday, Ray White will have conducted 50 on-site auctions right across the Sunshine Coast with a variety of property on offer including land at Mooloolaba, apartments in Maroochydore, acreage at Diddillibah and trophies homes in Noosa. Auctioneers will have plenty to do this Saturday in Brisbane. Photo: Darren England.Corelogic’s most recent Auction Preview report reveals 118 auctions are set to run across Brisbane this week, with many filling Saturday’s diary page.Residential auction market commentator at Corelogic, Kevin Brogan, said the traditional Easter Weekend lull has passed and activity is ramping up.Brisbane’s appetite for buying at auction is also on the rise, Mr Brogan said.“When you look at it in the context of where we were last year, it’s definitely showing a stronger pattern of clearance rates.“The news that we’ve had in the general market for Brisbane is that there is moderate but sustainable growth evident in the housing market in Brisbane.”Increased interest from out-of-town investors chasing relative affordability in Brisbane is also firing up the competition for locals, according to Mr Brogan.“Interstate investors from Sydney and Melbourne are more culturally accepting of auction as a method of sale so that could certainly be a potential factor.”Among the hot prospects on offer this weekend is 79 Bage Street, Nundah, a 1630 square metre site that’s a combination of four lots of almost equal size.
42 Views 2 comments Share LocalNews Grand Bay set to host the 2012 Sensay Festival by: – January 19, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Chairman of the Grand Bay Village Council Hilarian HenryAs activities continue to unfold for the 2012 carnival season, organizers in Grand Bay are reporting that plans are set to host the 2012 sensay festival in the southern community next month.President of the Grand Bay Village Council, Hilarian Henry says the carnival committee in Grand Bay has partnered with the local Village Council to host ‘Mas on the Boulevard from February 5th to 19th, 2012.Grand Bay is known to be the ‘cultural capital of Dominica’, something that the Granbarians say they will continue to maintain.Henry told the Dominica Festivals Committee’s weekly press conference on Wednesday that ‘Mas on the Boulevard’ will meet several objectives.“It is an event geared towards the marketing of our community as it relates to the sustainable development of tourism, culture and traditional Mas, whilst promoting peace and unity among residents and neighboring communities. It will also be an avenue for local artistes to showcase their talents and create or improve opportunities for themselves. It will also give vendors especially unemployed women and opportunity for income generation to provide for their families and to ensure the preservation of our traditional mas”. Sensay costumes have grown to become part of the carnival celebrations both in the city and other communities across the island.A sensay is defined as a costume of West African origin made of frayed rope and other fibrous material such as pounded leaves of the agave, ‘langue beff’ (Furcraea tuberosa) that grows mainly on the coast. The material is tied around the body in layers so that it cascades from the head to the feet. A mask is usually worn on the face and cow horns form the headpiece. Sensay costumes are also made of strips of paper, cloth, frayed plastic sacks and dry banana leaves ‘pai fig’. They are similar to costumes used in West African tribal ceremonies. The word comes from the Twi language, senseh, which is a type of fowl with curled or ruffled feathers. The costume is named after its resemblance to the fowl, which also has special spiritual properties among the Twi people.Mr Henry said that patrons can expect to see several types of sensays at the festival next month.“We are very happy this year that we will be hosting the sensay festival. Sensay basically is one of the elements in the carnival celebration which basically came from the West African country. It is what the Africans called the ‘great spirit’; the incarnation of the great spirit into the band. At the festival, we will have various forms of sensays; to include bebel sensays, crockus bag sensays, cloth sensays with different colors and pye fig sensays”. Mas on the Boulevard will begin with a parade from the Community Hall through Lalay and down to the Boulevard on February 5th, 2012.The sensay festival is carded for February 8th on the Boulevard from 7:00pm followed by a band splash featuring a number of local bands like Midnight Groovers, Kalinago sensays and Bwa Bwa on February 12th, 2012.The events will culminate with an Awards Ceremony on February 19th, 2012, where a number of local calypsonians will grace the stage.Dominica Vibes News
“[The coaches that improved me the most are Roberto] Mancini, because he took me in when I was young and crazy,” he said. “The other one is Lucien Favre.” Balotelli also put together a line-up of players he believes to be the best ever in their respective positions. “Pirlo guarantees you 10 goals a year, Yaya can do it all,” the striker said. “That’s a good team I think, although I left you [Henry] out, I left Cristiano [Ronaldo] out.” Henry subsequently spoke to Kevin-Prince Boateng and the 33-year-old picked out the three best players he has played with in his career. “People are going to kill me for this, but there are three [players who stand out as the best I’ve played with in my career],” Boateng said to Henry. “The best I played with is [Lionel] Messi, okay? It’s different playing against him and seeing him in training, what he can do. read also:Balotelli opens talks over two-year Galatasaray switch “Then [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, he’s on another level, he can play alone. Then [Andrea] Pirlo. “But if there’s one player who, in every game you play he can win the game for you, it’s Messi.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker, Mario Balotelli, insists that he ‘only has good memories of the Premier League’, which he describes as ‘the best’ league in the world. Brescia striker Mario Balotelli The Italian center-forward scored 20 goals in England’s top flight for City, winning the Premier League with them in 2012 after an FA Cup triumph the year before. However, his time at Liverpool after a short spell with AC Milan was much less successful, with Balotelli managing a solitary goal in 16 league outings. Despite this, the striker says he remembers his time in England fondly, and hailed the strength of the competition. “I only have good memories of the Premier League,” Balotelli said to Arsenal legend and Montreal Impact head coach Thierry Henry on social media. “The Premier League is the best. The French league is physical too, though.” Balotelli has long held a reputation for his antics off the field as much as on them, but the 29-year-old defended his actions as a younger man. “I always say I was crazy, but I wasn’t even crazy, I was just young,” Balotelli continued. “I was always respectful, but when you’re 16 or 17 you want to do things that 16 or 17 year olds do – going out to clubs, you know. “But when you are a footballer there is an expectation of you.” And the striker praised the two coaches that helped him progress the most, particularly his compatriot at City. Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably MissedThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Loading…
Loading… A fit and healthy young football coach has died of deep vein thrombosis after spending hours during the coronavirus lockdown playing computer games. Centre Parcs worker Louis O’Neill, 24, was furloughed in March and took to gaming with friends to while away the boredom. His grieving father Stanley Greening, 56, warned other families of the dangers of youngsters being cooped up in their bedrooms without being active. On social media Mr Greening wrote: ‘On 3rd June something so awful happened, the worst imaginable thing to happen to such a young man and the worst imaginable thing to happen to a parent. My son, my dear Louis, has gone. Young football coach Louis O’Neill and father Stanley Greening ‘Not from the evil virus, but because of it. His young life, barely begun still trying to find his feet, just torn away. The devastation .. after seeing my dear boy go like that I am in a living hell. ‘This damn lockdown. After being furloughed he took to his gaming world to escape. Caught up in a virtual world he became less active, so easily done. ‘Hours fly by when absorbed by the screen. I have done it countless times myself. But no-one I mean no, ever in a million years would have predicted a blood clot. And just like that, it ripped my son away and I died inside along with him. ’24 years old. Who is warning youngsters? Who is warning anyone of any age? No one. So I am . My son will live on, I shall continue to spread this warning in his name.’ Mr Greening, from Harlington, Bedfordshire, said: ‘This terrible thing was preventable had he or we known such risks. In an interview with BBC Three Counties Radio, Stanley, who works as an artist, said: ‘He was furloughed within a week of the lockdown. He was quite jolly and said ‘I am going to enjoy a bit of this.’ Read AlsoVictim of Covid-19: Atalanta midfielder Rinaldi dies at 19 ‘Louis has always enjoyed his games. He was chatting to his friends and I think he found some comfort in that. ‘Hours would go by. I couldn’t say how long he was on the computer. There were times when I would get up in the morning and go down stairs for breakfast and he would be up and I would realise he had been up all night. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Emmanuel Adebayor gave Tottenham’s top-four hopes a timely shot in the arm as Tim Sherwood’s side rode a first-half storm to beat Everton. That, though, was all Spurs had to shout about in the opening 20 minutes as the visitors continued to pour forward. Lloris, unaware the offside flag had been raised, produced another wonderful save to stop Kevin Mirallas converting a Leighton Baines cross, before the Spurs goalkeeper swept up after confusion at the back and Coleman had a tame effort saved. Tottenham were struggling in all areas and had few moments of respite, although they came close to grabbing an undeserved lead as a low Danny Rose cross just evaded Adebayor. It was a rare threatening moment from a side devoid of attacking ideas and sloppy at the back, epitomised by the ease with which Mirallas slalomed through on goal before firing over. It was the last moment of note before half-time, from which the hosts returned with renewed intensity. A powerful Adebayor header, though, was all Spurs had to show for their improved performance, leading to the introduction of Townsend. Laid low with a hamstring complaint for seven weeks, the flying winter replaced Eriksen after 59 minutes in a bid to add a new dimension to the Spurs attack. Townsend had barely had time to settle into proceedings when Spurs caught Everton napping to break the deadlock through Adebayor’s astute finish. The relief inside White Hart Lane was palpable, especially as a timely Michael Dawson block denied Everton minutes earlier. Spurs were now looking composed, though, and Adebayor flashed a strike over as they looked to put the game out of reach. Everton were not giving up and continued to press, with Lloris called into action to thwart a deflected Aiden McGeady cross. The onslaught continued and they had a strong stoppage-time penalty appeal waved away after substitute Capoue brought down Coleman as Spurs held out for the win – the ideal send-off for Jermain Defoe, who came on with six minutes remaining for his final league appearance at White Hart Lane before joining Toronto. Head coach Sherwood spoke of the importance of improving their home form ahead of the match, but was left visibly frustrated as only wayward finishing and inspired goalkeeping from Hugo Lloris kept the score level at half-time. Andros Townsend was brought on for his first appearance since December 18 in a bid to eke out a goal, which was set up by another England international. Kyle Walker sent a quick free-kick into the path of Adebayor, who showed impressive skill and strength to control the ball before firing past Tim Howard. Roberto Martinez’s side pushed on in search of a leveller and looked to have a strong penalty claim when substitute Etienne Capoue caught Seamus Coleman in stoppage time, but Tottenham got lucky to secure a win that sees them usurp the visitors in fifth. Few would have expected a home win after the way Everton flew out of the blocks, with Leon Osman coming close four times inside the opening eight minutes. The midfielder sent a warning shot across the bows with a curling strike shortly after kick-off and followed it up with a fine half-volley, which was destined for the net until a superb one-handed save by Lloris. The England man headed over from the resulting corner and continued to prove a nuisance, although he wasted the easiest effort of the lot by firing straight at Lloris after neat work by the returning Steven Naismith. Sherwood was understandably agitated by Spurs’ sloppy start, with a Mousa Dembele half-chance all they had to show for their endeavours until Christian Eriksen’s long-range free-kick dipped onto the roof of Howard’s goal. Fourth-placed Liverpool heaped on the pressure with their 5-1 mauling of Arsenal on Saturday, making the second of this weekend’s battles between north London and Merseyside even more important. Spurs appeared to be buckling under the pressure in the first half, but returned strongly after the break to secure a 1-0 win thanks to Adebayor’s low strike. Press Association
…..believes tournament is important to helping W.I retaining World T20 titleBy Rawle ToneyCricket West Indies (CWI) Chief Executive Officer, Johnny Grave, believes that this year’s staging of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is unrealistic, but, stressed that unlike any other time, the Caribbean’s most lucrative sporting event, forms part of an important pillar for the West Indies in their quest for a third ICC T20 World Cup title.Reports had stated that the CPL organizers are hoping that the tournament can still take place as scheduled in September, as plans are being developed to stage it behind closed doors, without overseas players, or in a ‘social-distancing stadium’.With the Caribbean in lockdown and attempts to stop the spread of COVID-19, CPL organizers are being optimistic that fixtures could be among the first staged globally, though chief operations officer Pete Russell confirmed the league would try to avoid a clash with a postponed IPL season.“I don’t know how realistic it is, but, I certainly can say that I’m in regular contact with the England and Wales Cricket Board and they will do everything they can do to protect as much as their English Summer as they can,” Grave revealed when asked for his opinion on the possibilities of the CPL happening.Johnny Grave – Cricket West Indies CEOGrave gave some insight into the ECB’s new ‘cash cow’, relating that “they’re entering a new Broadcast relationship with SkySports, which is worth (reportedly) up to 300M Pounds for this summer alone, so clearly the ECB is going to do everything they can to get that tournament going; if that means playing behind closed doors, if means chartering planes to fly players in, or playing under reserved conditions – everyone in the world of cricket is exploring every option and the CPL is doing exactly the same.”With the West Indies being two-time winners and defending ICC T20 World Cup champions, Grave stressed that “If the world Cup can go ahead of schedule in Australia, in whatever circumstances, then clearly from the Cricket West Indies point of view as defending champions, it’s hugely important for us and our players, who may not have played as much T20 cricket as they perhaps may have expected too; to get some cricket being played and get some preparations.”“It’s important also for our selectors also to look at the players and select a group of cricketers; not just the best on paper, but also those in the best form. So (the CPL) is really important and we really hope that the CPL can happen in some way, shape-or-form and I think all the players are reminded that we’re in a very difficult position and I think the fans will need to understand,” Grave said.In a recent interview with ESPNcricinfo, Chief Operations Officer of the CPL, Pete Russell said he hoped that staging the tournament as planned could be “a sign that the Caribbean is open for business again” once the worst effects of the pandemic have passed.Russell believes that it’s good that the Caribbean was on locked down early, which prevented the virus from spreading as quickly as it did in North America and Europe.He added that the CPL will only play if it’s safe to do so, but admitted that they have been approached by a lot of the countries who are anxious to be part of probably the Caribbean’s largest sporting event.Russell said that while the CPL would not try to compete for eyeballs with the most lucrative T20 league in the world, he hoped that the IPL could “figure out their own window”.If the tournament does go ahead as planned, it is possible that no overseas players will be involved due to health concerns and restrictions on international travel.The CPL’s organizers are also drawing up plans to hold games while maintaining social distancing within a stadium, a situation which would involve all players staying in the same hotels and the tournament being held at one or two venues instead of the planned six.The picture may become clearer next week, following an ICC meeting via videoconference in which board CEOs will discuss contingency plans, and Russell has been in regular contact with WICB chief executive Johnny Grave to work out how West Indies’ fixtures might affect the competition’s staging.