Notre Dame Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick stopped into both campus dining halls during lunch Wednesday to challenge and caution students. “We have a really important football game the Saturday you return from fall break,” Swarbrick said to a full dining room in South Dining Hall, referring to the Oct. 22 game against USC. “I need two things from you to make that night successful.” Swarbrick acknowledged a hotly contested sentiment among Irish fans, commented on the energetic atmosphere, or lack thereof, of Notre Dame Stadium and encouraged the Irish student body to take matters into its own hands. “I need your passion,” he said. “I travel around with our team, and our stadium is the quietest place we play. I want you guys on that Saturday night at least once to make USC have a false start penalty.” To close his two-minute cameo and let students return to their meals, Swarbrick reminded them that though it may be a night game, usual behavior would be expected. “We haven’t had a night game here in a long time because people are concerned about having a game that late and the consequences it will have on our conduct,” he said. “You can solve that problem. So help us on that Saturday night to make the loudest, most raucous, but safe environment in college football.”
31 Views no discussions Tweet Share NewsRegional Mapping for natural disasters and hazards launches. by: – June 25, 2012 UWI launches Caribbean disaster risk atlas to benefit region.KINGSTON, Jamaica, Monday June 25, 2012 – A tool to enhance decision-making to reduce the serious economic and social impacts caused by natural hazards in the region has been launched by the University of the West Indies (UWI).The Caribbean Disaster Risk Atlas on Monday has been designed to meet the need for reliable data in the development of comprehensive risk management strategies in the Caribbean, according to a release from the UWI. UWI Vice Chancellor, Professor Nigel Harris, stated that UWI is very honoured to be at the forefront of this initiative.“The UWI has once again raised the bar for Caribbean integration. Under the management of the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) and the technical expertise of the Seismic Research Centre in St Augustine, and the Mona GeoInformatix Institute, the Caribbean can now benefit from cutting edge technology, providing up-to-date and verified data available for the analysis and management of natural hazards in the region,” commented Harris in the release.“As the UWI continues to connect the Caribbean, this analytical tool is proof of the structured manner in which the UWI is positioning itself as a premier applied learning institution to be the repository of knowledge to inform policy and planning for growth and development, locally and internationally,” Harris concluded.This Atlas, the major output of the disaster vulnerability and risk assessment mapping for Jamaica and the wider Caribbean, is funded by the World Bank to the amount of US$510,000 through its Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery.“Additionally, the regional risk atlas contains spatial data on risk from floods and earthquakes for three Caribbean countries namely: Jamaica, Barbados and Grenada. Another significant feature of the Atlas, is that it will be available free of cost to most users,” said Dr David Smith, co-ordinator of the ISD and principal investigator for the Caribbean Disaster Risk Atlas Project.Scores of persons from across the Caribbean from the highest levels of the University, risk managers, GIS specialists and planners as well as government officials and the diplomatic community will witness the demonstration of the Atlas publicly for the first time.The launch of the disaster atlas precedes training on June 27 and 28 in Ocho Rios for experts in the sector. A symposium culminates these activities and will include the presentation of technical papers arising from the two-year investigations that occurred in Jamaica, Grenada and Barbados.Caribbean 360 News Share Share Sharing is caring!
Berlin, Germany | AFP | Robert Lewandowski reached 17 goals for Bayern Munich this season after a brace that left the Bundesliga leaders six points clear with a 3-0 thumping of Augsburg on Saturday.Lewandowski underlined his status as the league’s top scorer by netting either side of the break in Munich to leave him with 13 goals in 12 league games this season.Bayern looked impressive with Lewandowski showing off his finishing skills after Arturo Vidal gave the hosts a deserved lead after 31 minutes at the Allianz Arena. – Leipzig held –Germany striker Timo Werner converted an early penalty, but the hosts equalised when Jamaica midfielder Leon Bailey got in behind the defence and fired home a minute before the break. Leipzig were furious as the equaliser came even as their midfielder Naby Keita was down injured.Emil Forsberg scored another spot-kick on 54 minutes to restore Leipzig’s lead after Benjamin Henrichs was sent off for using his hand to save a shot on the line.But a wonderful Kevin Volland volley with 16 minutes to go put Leverkusen level despite the numerical disadvantage. A draw was not the best result for Leipzig before Tuesday’s crucial Champions League match at Monaco. Striker Mark Uth rescued a point for fourth-placed Hoffenheim with a 91st-minute goal, converting a superb Serge Gnabry cross to seal a 1-1 draw at home to Eintracht Frankfurt, who are sixth.Frankfurt had taken the lead when Kevin-Prince Boateng hit a super first-half solo effort, snapping up a stray pass and slamming home his shot from outside the area.Cologne remain rooted to the bottom after their 1-0 defeat at mid-table Mainz, who took the lead with a controversial penalty which was converted by Daniel Brosinski.Replays showed Mainz forward Pablo De Blasis had not been fouled, but the video assistant backed up the initial decision of referee Felix Brych.Mainz played the last 20 minutes with 10 men after Italian defender Giulio Donati was sent off.Wolfsburg extended their unbeaten run to nine games after a 3-1 win at home to Freiburg as Turkey midfielder Yunus Malli netted twice.Borussia Dortmund stayed third despite suffering a third straight defeat on Friday by crashing to a 2-1 loss at VfB Stuttgart.Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was suspended for disciplinary reasons and Stuttgart went ahead with five minutes gone when Chadrac Akolo scored after a mix up between Dortmund defender Marc Bartra and his goalkeeper Roman Burki.Maximilian Philipp equalised for Borussia, but Josip Brekalo’s shot through Burki’s legs sealed Stuttgart’s win, while Dortmund have dropped 14 points in just five league games.Share on: WhatsApp “In the first half, we didn’t really move well enough in attack, therefore we had very few clear chances,” said the Poland international, who has dyed his hair silver.“However, we stayed patient and after the first goal it got a bit easier for us.”Vidal struck after the ball ricocheted around Augsburg’s penalty area as Lewandowski and Mats Hummels failed to get shots away before the Chile midfielder hit the back of the net.Lewandowski grabbed his first by firing home Vidal’s pass just before the break, then grabbed his second on 49 minutes when he converted Joshua Kimmich’s pinpoint cross.The victory was a good warm-up for Wednesday’s Champions League match at Anderlecht and increased Bayern’s lead over second-placed RB Leipzig, who drew 2-2 at ten-man Bayer Leverkusen.
Facebook16Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Evergreen State CollegeTwo staff members associated with the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at The Evergreen State College have won awards in the Tenth Annual In The Spirit: Contemporary Native Arts Market and Festival, a regional juried show celebrating Native American arts and artists.The festival, which will be held August 8 at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, features pieces by Linley Logan, director of Evergreen’s Northwest Heritage program and Erin Genia, the Longhouse’s program coordinator and a two-time Evergreen graduate. Linley won the Innovation award, for his vessel entitled MANInfestation, and Genia won Best of Show, also for a vessel, entitled Open Pit Gold Mine Vessel.Logan’s piece, a 24 inch high and 22 inch wide vessel shaped at once like a mutated fish and a bomb, is made from cardboard, plaster of paris, gauze, bullet shells and paper pulp, and took four years to complete, in part because desired thickness and hollow walls posed a challenge. (Linley applied his Industrial Design background to achieve his goal.) Miniature replicas of Edvard Munch’s The Scream adorn the four corners of the piece. “The Scream itself was based on a Peruvian mummy that Munch had seen,” said Logan. “So, I am culturally re-appropriating it back to its indigenous roots.” The piece is painted gold, to represent idol worship, and its themes cover war, climate change and industrialization.“Open Pit Gold Mine Vessel” Photo Courtesy of the Washington State Historical SocietyGenia had traveled extensively and was on her way to a gathering of indigenous artists in New Zealand when she saw pit mines in the landscape below the plane. “I wanted to reflect the similarities between the indigenous experiences of the Pacific Northwest and New Zealand. The extraction of resources is something we’re dealing with across the globe,” she said.She created the vessel at the gathering through a Raku firing technique for pottery, but it broke in her suitcase on the way home. Undeterred, she put the piece back together using a Japanese technique known as Kintsugi, in which gold is painted along the crack lines. “The philosophy is that it’s more beautiful after being broken,” said Genia, “but it also reminds us that gold extraction is very harmful to the planet.”The In The Spirit Festival, August 8, involves a day of dancing, drumming, singing, and shopping with a diverse group of Native American artists. The museum plaza will be filled with vendors selling artwork in all price ranges and all exhibits are free to the public that day. The In the Spirit Exhibit runs until August 30.The Evergreen Longhouse, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is the first of its kind on an American college campus and is known locally, regionally, nationally and throughout the Pacific Rim, as an educational and artistic hub for Native American culture and voices.
Transfers Man Utd & Liverpool target Max keen on Premier League move Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 20:41 1/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Augsburg v Hamburger SV Augsburg Bundesliga Manchester City Liverpool The Augsburg full-back would relish the chance to play in English football, but isn’t expect to move in the January transfer window Philipp Max is keen on a move to the Premier League but expects to see out the rest of this season at Augsburg.The left-back – a member of Germany’s silver medal-winning team at the 2016 Olympics – has reportedly attracted the attention of a host of Premier League clubs, with Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool among those linked as potential suitors.Max’s attacking abilities in particular have made waves this season, with the 24-year-old supplying a remarkable 10 assists in 17 Bundesliga outings. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He is under contract at Augsburg until 2022 and told Sport Bild a January move is unlikely as things stand.”I’ve dreamed of playing abroad since I was a kid and I think the English league would be a good match for my straightforward style on the pitch,” Max said.”Other clubs can be sexy too, but this is a topic for the future.”I have a contract with Augsburg. In football, you can never rule anything out but I firmly believe that in the second half [of the season] I will play for FCA.”Augsburg lie ninth in the Bundesliga at the halfway point of the season and host struggling Hamburg in their first game back after the winter break next weekend.