Program diversifies campus

first_imgThe 2012 Hesburgh International Scholars Experience (HISE) will bring 60 accepted international students to the University on Saturday. Julie Denkler, Assistant Director in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, said Notre Dame is greatly benefited by the Hesburgh International Scholars program and its ability to continue the diversification of the student body. “A campus community is always benefited by diversity,” she said. “We see diversity in numerous ways, [such as] geographic diversity, cultural and ethnic diversity, racial diversity, as well as religious diversity among others.” Denkler said this is the fifth year the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has brought international prospective students through the Hesburgh International Scholars Experience. This year the Office of Undergraduate Admissions accepted the most international students to date, with students from 22 different countries. “Two years ago, we expanded the program to include students from Europe, and this year, we invited students from Canada as well,” she said. “We are trying to give more of our top admitted international students the opportunity to visit campus and see for themselves whether Notre Dame is a place they might want to spend the next four years of their lives.” Sophomore Paulina Rullán, an undergraduate leader for the HISE planning committee, said the diversity international students bring to campus is essential for an optimal college experience. “Notre Dame puts a huge effort to bring the best international students and be part of our family,” she said. “This not only gives international students the opportunity to grow in another culture and have a great education from Notre Dame but it also brings diversity and makes the campus a more interesting educational institution for both faculty and students.” Rullán said one of the events includes a meeting with University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh. “The program was created in honor of Fr. Hesburgh’s interest and passion for international students,” she said. “We have an incredible group of scholars coming to visit this year, and we thought that meeting with Fr. Hesburgh would just epitomize their visit.” Sophomore Ignacio Aranguren, a 2011 Hesburgh International Scholar, said the HISE weekend prepared him for his time at Notre Dame. “I remember feeling very thankful in the beginning of freshman year for HISE weekend,” he said. “It was really a great way not only to see life at Notre Dame first hand, but I was also able to meet the community that would be the essential part of my college experience.” Aranguren said he hopes prospective students will take full advantage of the opportunities this university will offer to them. “I hope [the Hesburgh scholars] understand how important they are to the University,” he said. “If they choose to be part of Notre Dame, they’ll be representing their family, country and culture at this school. Thanks to HISE, when they return in the fall, they’ll hit the ground running.”last_img read more

Allderdice makes shocking turn-around

first_imgby Malik VincentFor New Pittsburgh Courier When it comes to the City League, until recently, nobody has looked in Allderdice’s direction to be the big winner. Perry owned the league for much of the ’90s and most of the last decade. Brashear took over and ran the show with back-to-back titles in ’07 and ’08. Even Schenley, who hadn’t won a title in 50 years, broke their championship drought in 2009. But now it’s the Dragons, who are looking to avenge their “non-winning” ways of late, as they’d lost every game for the two seasons prior to this one. If you ask Allderdice’s coach, Jerry Haslett, he’s not afraid to voice his views on his team’s recent success.“I’m not surprised, in fact, I never am,” Haslett said. “The guys worked hard all year last season. They’d worked hard all summer. Actually, they saw each other from 6-8:30 p.m. every day since June 24 when we started at the Riverview Passing League.”Passing leagues are organized instructional clinics for players and teams to receive information on the specifics of the game. “They taught our kids how to play some defense, how to drop in pass coverage, and, most importantly, how to have camaraderie with one another and to play as a team,” Haslett said.At the season’s halfway point, Allderdice is currently sitting at the top of the league standings with Perry at 4-1, overall, and 4-0 in the city.“Winning this year has been amazing,” said Allderdice senior quarterback Mike Pfleger. “It’s an unbelievable feeling. There have been several things that have made us better. One has been that our defense has played amazing. They don’t give up many points at all. Coach has an amazing defensive scheme. He understands every player’s strength and that each player can dominate in each part of the game.”Their offense has made many improvements and progressions, as well, with the emergence of a couple of their skill players. Sophomore running back Patrick Ferguson, dating back to last season, has been one of the league’s most feared runners. “Last week against Westinghouse, I was able to pass for more than 180 yards because their defense kept keying in on Patrick,” Pfleger said.One of Pfleger’s favorite targets, Dominic Gardner, is also one of the reasons they had so much success in that game. “Most of our passing plays are designed for Dominic because of his tremendous skills,” Pfleger added.Allderdice’s next opponent will be Perry at Cupples Stadium Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Their defensive captain, Jared Davis, believes there’s no reason to be alarmed by a Commodores team that has been picked by many to win it all in the city this season.“It doesn’t make me nervous,” Davis said. “We’re all competing for the same thing, the city championship. Hopefully we play together and get done what we hope to and get a win. We’ll run behind our sophomore running back (Ferguson) and pass behind our senior quarterback (Pfleger). We’ll come ready.”Ferguson is also confident that they will come out victorious against the feared Commodores. “We’re ready for the challenge,” Ferguson said. “My job is to gain as many yards as I can to give my team a better chance to put points on the board. I’m aware of that responsibility and I’m ready to get out there and get it done.”(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected])last_img read more

Letterkenny hospital asks patients to stay away as emergency cases spiral

first_imgLetterkenny University Hospital has asked patients to stay away unless they are in need of emergency medical treatment.It follows a huge spike in the number of patients who have been admitted to the Emergency Department.A total of 164 patients attended the hospital’s Emergency Department which is significantly higher than the average which ranges between 105 and 115 patients per day. A spokesman for Saolta, the communications company which represents the hospital said the emergency department is extremely busy this week.A statement said “The hospital has admitted a significant number of ill patients, many of whom remain in the ED awaiting a bed.“Yesterday (Mon) 164 patients attended the ED. This is significantly higher than the average number attending the ED, which ranges between 105 and 115 patients per day.“Given the volume of patients attending the Emergency Department, we are asking the public to only present at an ED if they are in need of emergency medical treatment. Patients should contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance. Patients attending ED are prioritised, with urgent cases treated first.”The spokesperson apologised for the distress or inconvenience caused to patients who are experiencing long wait times.Letterkenny hospital asks patients to stay away as emergency cases spiral was last modified: April 15th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGPsLetterkenny University HospitalovercrowdingSaoltalast_img read more

Warriors report: Grading the Warriors halfway through the 2018-19 season

first_imgIf only the … * * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookOAKLAND – Klay Thompson clearly has lived his best life. Consider what he enjoys.“Food, my dog, my family, my friends, my home, my health. That’s what I’m thankful for and that’s what I like,” the Warriors’ star said following practice on Monday. “My hobbies: movies, video games and being able to do this for a living. It’s pretty special.”last_img read more

Making sustainable seafood choices

first_imgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Restaurant buy-in ‘crucial’ The initiative, which has the support of the local branch of the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), aims to shift demand for seafood from over-exploited species – such as kingklip, kabeljou, and Cape salmon – to more sustainable species. SASSI categorises seafood into “green light”, “orange light” and “red light” species. To date, Siebert said the number of users of the service had risen to over 43 000, with marked user “spikes” over lunch and dinner time and on Wednesdays and weekends. “There is a global concern about the serial depletion of the world’s oceans, and SASSI joins a growing movement of similar awareness campaigns that promote more responsible seafood choices to the consumer,” SASSI project coordinator Timony Siebert told SAinfo this week. “It’s more than being environmentally ethical,” she said. “It makes business sense.” 24 November 2008 “Green light” species, such as hake and yellowtail, have well-managed populations; “orange light” species, such as kingklip and kabeljou, are prone to over-fishing; and “red light” species, such as galjoen and white stumpnose, are protected and cannot be legally sold. Restaurants are also requesting more sustainable options from their suppliers, which influences all other supply points along the seafood chain, helping to build a sustainable seafood culture “from hook to plate”. Siebert added that the initiative had recently developed a retail charter that allows larger retailers to get involved. So far, Pick n Pay, Woolworths and Spar are working with SASSI on improving their seafood procurement. According to Siebert, many seafood businesses can see the changes in the seafood industry and realise that it is better for them to shift to selling seafood species that come from healthier stocks and will thus be better available into the future. Better business sensecenter_img Through the service, users can SMS the name of a fish to 079 499 8795, and the service will reply to say whether the fish is in plentiful supply, endangered or illegal to buy. Siebert said that restaurant buy-in was crucial to helping shift demand away from over-exploited species, while engaging chefs was equally important. SASSI has already convinced restaurant chains like Spur and John Dory to participate, and is in discussions with more potential participants. According to Siebert, use of SASSI’s Fish SMS service has also been steadily growing since it was launched in November 2006. Fish SMS “This is very encouraging for us, as we know that people are asking questions and at the very least are considering the implications of their choices when eating out.” SASSI is busy compiling a fish substitue list, which they will post on their website when completed. “As setters of food trends, hospitality can play a major role in creating greater consumer demand for more sustainable seafood,” she said. The Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) has expanded its awareness programmes to restaurants, retailers and wholesalers, encouraging them to help conserve local fish species by promoting fish that are plentiful in supply. SAinfo reporter By offering and serving customers ocean-friendly seafood dishes, Siebert said the industry would not only raise awareness of sustainability issues, but also encourage an appreciation of alternative types of seafood that are just as tasty as traditional but over-fished varieties.last_img read more

Seth Rollins Does Not Understand Why WWE Fans Boo Him Now

first_imgWWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins during the first episode of Corey Graves’ new podcast ‘After the Bell’, addressed the issue of fans turning on him in recent weeks. He spoke about it mere days after calling out wrestling fans for being disrespectful during a backstage promo, reported first instance of fans turning on the Universal Champ was seen during Hell in a Cell, when attendees to the pay-per-view started chanting for refunds and AEW after Rollins defeated ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt. It seems that the fans have had a change of heart, with them regularly booing Rollins indicating, perhaps that they would rather support Wyatt over him. Rollins will be facing Bray Wyatt once again for the Universal Championship at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi ArabiaSpeaking during the podcast, Rollins said that it is like one of those things where no one knows what the answer is adding that it is something that happens in all industries. He went on to say that it is a weird industry and that he does not even know what wrestling looks like anymore.Rollins went on to exclaim he did not understand the criticism — given his popularity even a year back — adding that one could go back six months or a year and he was everybody’s favourite. The same people, however, are now panning the pay per view and saying Rollins is not cool. The wrestling superstar added that he does not know what changed apart from the fact that he became what the fans wanted him to be and now they hate him for being that person.Rollins added that the audience is “fickle” and that it feels “awful”, going on to say that it is not a good feeling at all to go out and put one’s body on the line and not be appreciated for it, according to the report.Stating that he is one of the best in his job, he said that it hurts one’s feelings when people do not like what one is doing, adding that it is a tough pill to swallow at times. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Bray WyattCrown JewelHell in a CellSaudi Arabia First Published: October 31, 2019, 2:39 PM ISTlast_img read more