first_imgThis year, Saint Mary’s will welcome six international students and two international sisters. These Belles hail from China, El Salvador, Ghana, Germany, Mexico and Uganda.Alice Yang, associate director of International Education, expressed the importance of the College’s integral mission of protecting all students during the pandemic.“The coronavirus has disrupted our world in unprecedented ways, including higher education, but our commitment to students’ health and safety remains our top priority,” she said.To uphold this commitment to students’ health and safety, Saint Mary’s will accommodate international students who choose not to take classes on campus by allowing them to take online courses in their home country.Yang acknowledged the faculty and staff who have facilitated these online courses for international students.“The College is trying to be flexible during COVID-19 and does everything to meet our students’ needs. The Office of Student Academic Services and our professors are very supportive of our students,” she said.Saint Mary’s also assisted international students who could not return home when campus closed in March.“The College continued to offer housing for [international students] who had nowhere to go in March when the College closed the campus,” Yang said. “[Our students] even joined the Notre Dame international students in the Morris Inn for a while. A few students have been living on campus … even though they have already graduated.”In light of the changing Immigration and Customs Reinforcement policies this summer affecting international students, Yang hopes to express Saint Mary’s tolerance toward all students.“The College wants to do what it can to make [international students] feel welcome on our campus,” she said.In addition, Yang emphasized the necessary role international students play in educating their peers and the entire campus community.“It is so important to host international students on campus. They enrich our learning environment, bring diversity and different cultural perspectives to classroom discussions, offer international friendship and language exchange and help our students and community learn about the rest of the world,” Yang said. “They are not only students but also culture and language teachers.”Tags: COVID-19, International students, saint mary’s, Welcome Week 2020last_img read more

first_imgA superb Paulo Dybala strike and Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty just after the hour mark made sure of the result at the Allianz Stadium before two late strikes from Gonzalo Higuain and Matthijs de Ligt completed the rout against a Lecce team who had to play for an hour with 10 men.The away side meanwhile stay third-from-bottom, level on 25 points with Genoa a place above them and a point behind Sampdoria in 16th.Juve started the match off the pace and while Adrien Rabiot forced a good save and Ronaldo flashed a powerful shot wide, Lecce comfortably kept the hosts at bay right until Fabio Lucioni got himself sent off.The 32-year-old got tangled up on the ball under no pressure on the half way line and then clumsily bundled over Rodrigo Bentancur.Maurizio Sarri’s team were still below their best but should have been at least a goal up at half-time after Ronaldo and Federico Bernardeschi both blazed over from point-blank range just before the break.Juve pressed ahead after the restart, with Leonardo Bonucci’s header forcing a smart stop from Lecce keeper Gabriel and Dybala whipping a curling effort just wide.Argentine Dybala was not to be denied however, when he picked the ball up on the edge of the area in the 53rd minute and crashed a high shot home to break brave Lecce’s resistance.Ronaldo then bagged his goal from the spot in the 62nd minute after being tripped by Luca Rossettini.However the Portuguese will be kicking himself that he didn’t come away from this game with more goals after missing several presentable chances.By that time Lecce were playing for damage limitation but two quickfire goals made the scoreline a more accurate representation of the balance of play.Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo set Juventus on the way at the Allianz StadiumRead Also: Video: Gary Neville ‘flees’ after Liverpool title nightmare comes trueHiguain, who had already gone close just seconds after being brought on as a 77th-minute substitute, pounced on Ronaldo’s deflected backheel with seven minutes left before sweeping a fine left-footed finish high over Gabriel.Dutchman de Ligt then bundled home the fourth two minutes later, stooping low to head in Douglas Costa’s whipped cross from the right to leave Lazio having to win their home clash with Fiorentina on Saturday evening to cut the gap back to four points.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Juventus moved seven points clear at the top of Serie A on Friday night after hammering struggling Lecce 4-0 in Turin and piling the pressure on title rivals Lazio.Advertisement Loading…last_img read more

first_imgToure, 34, has won three Premier League titles and four domestic cups during his eight seasons at City.His outing was his first Premier League start of the season with his previous nine appearances having come off the bench.After the game a presentation was made to Toure by his brother and former City team-mate Kolo Toure, who had been invited as a surprise special guest by the club.Toure was given a lifetime season ticket at the club, a commemorative shirt and a film was also shown of his City career highlights on the big screen.He also received a huge cheer when he picked out his winning goal against arch-rivals Manchester United in the 2011 FA Cup semi-final as his favourite moment at the club.“The most important one was the goal against United,” he said when asked about his City highlights. Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City crowned a remarkable Premier League season on Wednesday by smashing records for points earned, goals scored and number of wins with a 3-1 victory against Brighton.City took their goals tally for the campaign to 105, their points total to 97 and their number of wins to 31, eclipsing previous best marks set by Chelsea.Pep Guardiola’s team last month sealed the title with five matches to spare and are now a whopping 20 points ahead of nearest challengers Manchester United.City can become the first team to reach 100 points in an English top-flight season if they beat Southampton on the final day on Sunday.Veteran midfielder Yaya Toure was made captain for his final home appearance and goals from Danilo, Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho ensured he finished on the winning side. Leonardo Ulloa scored for the visitors.Leroy Sane also shone, setting up all three goals, but the occasion belonged to Toure as the club celebrated the Ivorian’s outstanding service over the past eight years.Toure was recalled for his first Premier League start of the season and regular captain Vincent Kompany gave up the armband for the night.He played 85 minutes before leaving to a huge ovation having been in the thick of the action throughout.“Thank you for being such a wonderful team mate. If there is ever going to be a legend at this club it is this man,” said Kompany. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgInvestigators with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office need your help finding a man who recently stole a bike, and then took a county bus during his getaway in Lake Worth Beach.The PBSO shared images of a man who deputies say took a Mongoose bicycle from a CVS store located on North Dixie Highway, where it was locked up, on July 4.He then exited the bus at a stop at Federal Highway and MLK Blvd. in Boynton Beach.Photo courtesy: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office via WPECAnyone with information is asked to call Palm Beach County CrimeStoppers at (800) 458-TIPS. Officials are offering a reward to if a tip leads to an arrest in this case.last_img read more

first_imgBy Chris Spiewak |Like most parents, Helen and Paul Seldin of Fair Haven, both classically trained musicians, wanted the best for their son Norman. They got him started on the piano at age 3.“Mom pushed me pretty hard,” Seldin recalls.Days of four-hour rehearsals by age 12 were not uncommon. Little did they know at the time that their actions would lead to a 50-year career in all phases of the music business for Stormin’ Norman Seldin.And when it came to business, perhaps the experience of working in his parents’ jewelry store on Broad Street in Red Bank in the late 1950s piqued Seldin’s interest in the business world; in his teen years he began booking local bands in local venues.“Mom would drive me to the gigs,” he says proudly, “and she would sign the contracts and checks for me because I was too young.”Seldin was quite astute as a teenager, and noticed that young people in the 1960s were gravitating to the soul and rhythm and blues music of artists like Little Richard and Fats Domino. At the jewelry store, Seldin and store employee Horner Williams became friends, and once Williams introduced him to this music, Seldin was hooked.He remembers “sneaking R&B LPs into the house and playing them when mom and dad weren’t home.”At age 13 he became the youngest member of the American Federation of Musicians and performed with his first band, The Naturals, at his 8th grade graduation dance. His studies at the Manhattan School of Music allowed him to visit a few big studios in New York City. Here he would befriend acclaimed R&B drummer Bernard Purdie and learn much from him.Seldin established himself as a top-notch promoter, booking regional and national acts in Monmouth County. Harry Ray, The Duprees, R&B singer Johnny Thunder and Bobby Lewis were just a few of the names Seldin worked with, along with The Motifs, a hugely popular band from Howell. One notable show occurred at the Matawan-Keyport Roller Drome in 1965, where he booked The Young Rascals right after they opened for The Beatles at Shea Stadium.“I was 18 years old with a Jaguar XKE,” recalls Seldin. “Some people hated me!”With his name now firmly entrenched at the Jersey Shore and the money flowing, Stormin’ Norman set out to entertain people from the stage and not just from behind the scenes. He began in 1969 with the band Soul Set, but then quickly formed Joyful Noyze in 1970, with guitarists Hal Hollander and Billy Ryan, drummer Barry Lynn and vocalist Karen Cassidy. One fateful night at John Barleycorn’s in Ocean Township in 1970 would have a profound impact on the shore music scene. It seemed that a certain young man was having car trouble and walked into the club to use the phone.After the call, he approached the band. “Do you want to sit in?” Seldin asked, and Clarence Clemons said, “Sure.”This was the beginning of an amazing year for the band, working six and seven night a week. Unfortunately for Joyful Noyze, Clemons met Bruce Springsteen in late 1971. After Springsteen sat in with Joyful Noyze a few times in 1972, he asked Clemons to join him for his first tour and Seldin was not happy. Being the consummate professional, Seldin let it go and continued his successful career touring throughout the Northeast.“You wouldn’t believe how cold it is in Messina, New York, in the wintertime!” he said.With Joyful Noyze eventually morphing into Steel Breeze, Seldin didn’t slow down until a catastrophic event in 2002. During a performance, his aorta ruptured and he was rushed to the hospital for several hours of surgery. “The doctors gave me a less than 5 percent chance of survival,” says Seldin.Miraculously, he survived, but “my doctors insisted that I take it easy for six months. How could I do that? I’ve got to be back onstage!”Returning in only five weeks, he realized that a change was needed.“I had to put a resume together and I said, ‘What’s a resume?’ I never needed one before!”As fate would have it, Jacobs Music Company was looking for a salesperson in their Lawrenceville store in 2005. The Rinaldi family, owners of Jacobs Music, saw intrinsic value in this lifelong entertainer and he was quickly hired. Now selling products by Steinway & Sons, one of the most prestigious makers of pianos in the world, Seldin has recently been awarded the esteemed title of Spirio recording artist for Steinway’s new high-tech Spirio player pianos.He also released a double CD in 2008 entitled “Asbury Park, Then and Now,” with music recorded as far back as the mid-‘60s. A highlight is several tracks from 1980 with E-Streeters Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Garry Tallent, Max Weinberg and Danny Federici playing alongside Seldin in the studio. These 45 songs clearly define the group known as “The Sound of Asbury Park.” It is no wonder that Stormin’ Norman is part of that special 35-member club whose names are spelled out on the S.O.A.P. plaque situated outside Convention Hall in Asbury Park.In 2017, Seldin is still busy with regular gigs at venues like the Bay Pointe Inn in Highlands, as well as with his philanthropic endeavors for the annual Light Of Day concerts in Asbury Park, and donating his time and expertise for other big shows such as the benefit for the Humane Society of Tinton Falls, held at Monmouth University last summer. With help from performers Pam McCoy, Jillian McCoy, Mary McCrink, Ronnie Brandt and others, this concert raised over $10,000 to assist the society in their mission to help pets in desperate need of attention.Stormin’ Norman Seldin has led an incredibly full life: a successful singer, songwriter, promoter, husband and father of two. In August he’s off to Nashville to record a new song at Sony studios with famed producer Doc Holiday, proving that Norman is not done stormin’ anytime soon.This article was first published on the Scene Page of the July 20-27, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

first_imgThis is to announce our ADDITIONAL 10% SPECIAL COUPON OFFER that we are making on all BSc Compression orders until the 18th December only.Visit our BSc Compression website on:  http://www.BSccompression.com.au This additional 10% discount is available on any order set for delivery by close of shipping 19th December 2008, and is our way of saying thank you.The additional discount will be calculated by typing the coupon code: BSc10XmasWe hope you will take advantage of this limited offer.We do look forward to 2009 with you and your support.Please note: No orders will be shipped from 20th December 2008 – 5th January 2009last_img read more

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks content from the sidelines.MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)There’s no doubt that Michigan’s botched punt this past Saturday was one of the most poorly timed mistakes in sports in recent memory. But is it the worst play in sports history? According to USA Today’s Mike Foss, it was. Monday, Foss, who writes for For The Win, ranked the 20 worst plays in sports history. Michigan’s blunder was No. 1, ahead of Bill Buckner’s error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.1. MICHIGAN PUNT.It seems cruel to say this was the worst play in sports history only two days after it went down, but sometimes the truth is a cruel mistress. This is unfathomable, and likely will cost Michigan a shot at the College Football Playoff this year.You’ve probably seen the play by now. If not, here you go:ICYMI: Still haven’t seen the wildest finish, perhaps ever? Here it is! http://t.co/8wVWGMIi7t— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 17, 2015Personally, I have a hard time putting this anywhere near Buckner’s error. Michigan vs. Michigan State, while important, was a regular season college football game. Buckner’s blunder took place in the World Series for a team that hadn’t won it all since 1918. But hey, we’re all allowed opinions – that’s part of what makes sports great.last_img read more

first_imgNick Saban seen talking to the media.ESPN.At SEC Media Days this past Wednesday, Alabama head coach Nick Saban and ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum got into it a bit on the air regarding the legal situation involving Crimson Tide players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones. When the cameras shut off, Saban apparently got even more animated with Finebaum – which a number of nearby reporters listened in on.It looks like the two are ready to hash it out again – or bury the hatchet. Finebaum took to Twitter Friday afternoon to announce that Saban will be in studio on his show this upcoming Tuesday. It’s a safe bet that Saban wants to clarify his position on the matter and address the confrontation the two had.Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban will join me next Tuesday in studio.— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) July 15, 2016We’ll be tuning in, that’s for sure.last_img read more

first_img Mr. Holness said he is very pleased that the National Commercial Bank (NCB) and its Capital Market venture saw it fit to finance a company like GWest to realise its dream of building an expansive one-stop shop medical facility in Montego Bay. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says Jamaica’s economic climate is so positive that banks are once again lending money for productive enterprises. Mr. Holness added that it is also good business sense that GWest is now looking at going on the Junior Stock Exchange and giving the public a chance to be a part of its ownership. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says Jamaica’s economic climate is so positive that banks are once again lending money for productive enterprises.Delivering the keynote address at the official opening of the GWest Medical Centre in Fairview, Montego Bay, on November 2, Mr. Holness added that it is indeed a good sign for the country’s economic future, and that the Government sees it as a strong vote of confidence for the policies that are in place.“The data are showing that loans for productive enterprises are increasing, not just for consumption but for productive enterprises. That is a very good sign for growth,” the Prime Minister noted.Mr. Holness said he is very pleased that the National Commercial Bank (NCB) and its Capital Market venture saw it fit to finance a company like GWest to realise its dream of building an expansive one-stop shop medical facility in Montego Bay.“For providing the investment for this facility, the Government is very pleased and we want to call out NCB and NCB Capital Market for taking the risk and providing the loan to make this possible,” the Prime Minister said.“It is also a vote of confidence in the economic direction that banks are now willing to look at investments and calculate the risk and absorb them in their portfolio, and actually lend,” he added.The Prime Minister said it was not that long ago when the criticism was that banks were reluctant to lend money to high-risk investments, preferring to offer loans to businesses that were deemed “riskless”.“It is a very good look for our economy when the banks are willing to finance companies like GWest. We certainly need these kind of investments to keep our economy growing,” he argued.Mr. Holness added that it is also good business sense that GWest is now looking at going on the Junior Stock Exchange and giving the public a chance to be a part of its ownership.“I would encourage Jamaicans to try and own a piece of GWest by way of the stock market,” the Prime Minister said.The GWest Centre was established by a group of Jamaican medical and business professionals. It is housed in a modern multipurpose commercial complex and provides a wide range of high-quality medical services in the same location. Story Highlightslast_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Facebook is changing what its users will see to highlight posts they are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more “meaningful.”By cutting back on items that Facebook users tend to passively consume, the change could hurt news organizations and other businesses that rely on Facebook to share their content.The idea is to help users to connect with people they care about, not make them feel depressed and isolated.“The research shows that when we use social media to connect with people we care about, it can be good for our well-being,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post Thursday.“We can feel more connected and less lonely, and that correlates with long term measures of happiness and health. On the other hand, passively reading articles or watching videos — even if they’re entertaining or informative — may not be as good.”Shares of Facebook slid more than 5 per cent to $177.31 in premarket trading Friday after the change was unveiled.Under the revised regime, there will be fewer posts from brands, pages and media companies and more from people. There will be fewer videos, which Facebook considers “passive.” People will likely spend less time on Facebook as a result, the company says.That’s because even if people read such content on Facebook, they don’t necessarily comment or interact with it in other ways.But Facebook gave scant details about how it would define what’s “meaningful.”The changes could shrink the social media giant’s role as a major news source for many people.“It’s in the same direction that Facebook has been pursuing for a while: offering a place for discussion among individuals, a community space, rather than being a news source,” said Oh Se-uk, a senior researcher on digital news at the Korea Press Foundation.“It wants people who have been friends to become even closer, to have deeper discussions (on Facebook). Traffic to news media’s websites via Facebook will likely fall,” he said.The move will not affect advertisements — users will continue to see the same ads they have before, “meaningful” or not. But businesses that use Facebook to connect with their customers without paying for ads will also feel the pain.Facebook has long been criticized for creating “filter bubbles,” the echo chambers of friends and like-minded people whose views are reinforced by their friends’ posts on the platform.The company says that’s similar to how people make friends and interact with each other offline. Facebook says its research shows that users are exposed to more divergent views on its platform than they would be otherwise, but that’s hard to verify independently since the company is cautious about providing data to outsiders.Oh, the researcher at Korea Press Foundation, said it was too early to say whether the latest measure would reinforce Facebook’s “filter bubble” effect or not. “We won’t know until we see what happens.”The changes come after a tough year for Facebook that included congressional hearings on how Russia used it to influence the 2016 U.S. elections. Former executives and Facebook investors have spoken out about how it and other social media sites might be hurting rather than helping society and users’ psyches.Last week, Zuckerberg said his “personal challenge” for 2018 (something he’s done every year since 2009), will be to fix Facebook.“Facebook has a lot of work to do — whether it’s protecting our community from abuse and hate, defending against interference by nation states, or making sure that time spent on Facebook is time well spent,” he wrote.Tweaking users’ feeds may cause the social media platform to lose some of its lustre for content producers or media companies, especially video makers that cannot make money on Facebook regardless of how many of their videos go viral, said Cho Sodam, founder of Dotface, a youth-oriented media startup based in Seoul, South Korea.“No matter how well we do on Facebook and how great our videos are, making high-quality videos itself does not bring us any profit,” said Cho.The 1-year-old Dotface has 110,000 fans on its Facebook page, its primary channel for reaching viewers. Dotface’s videos about a South Korean mother giving a hug to young sexual minority people who could not tell their parents about their sexual orientation struck a chord with viewers around the world, accruing 5 million views and many shares, comments and likes. But those views, comments or share generated no revenue for Dotface.Cho said her company is expanding links to other platforms, such as YouTube, that share profit with content creators.___AP Technology Writer Youkyung Lee in Seoul, South Korea, contributed to this story.last_img read more