Irish to visit Yankee Stadium

first_img “I’ve never been to New York City before. I’ve heard the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty take too much time,” Garry said. “So I might just wander around the city.” “I’m actually flying out early because I’m going to be on Live with Regis and Kelly on Friday morning,” Zimmer said. “Then I’ll be hanging out with the band for most of the rest of Friday.” Soler said the student unions had to really work to gain the right-center field section in Yankee Stadium for Notre Dame students. “We visit so many landmark places and represent who we are.” “This weekend’s events were built around five main pillars,” Seamon said. “Academics, faith, service, athletics and the celebration of the Notre Dame family.” After the game, Garry said the band will perform at McColm’s Park for anyone who couldn’t go to the game. She said these trips are an opportunity to inspire people, especially in young audiences. Yesterday, the Irish left South Bend to take over Manhattan. Tomorrow, Notre Dame will take on Army in Yankee Stadium — this year’s neutral territory.  “The University has a policy that students don’t get tickets to away games with distances that might be considered unsafe to drive. So we really had to push for this,” she said. “Bottom line: This is a unique and special opportunity.” The neutral-territory tradition will continue next year at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C., Seamon said. Student body president Catherine Soler said while Army is bringing many cadets, Notre Dame will have a good representation in the stands. “It really has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. To share this experience is so different and exciting,” Garry said. “We’re very lucky.” “The online ticket lottery sold all 600 tickets right away. We actually ended up getting some more tickets since there was such a high demand,” she said. The Band will then gather at 5:30 p.m. for the Pep Rally outside at Lincoln Center. Seamon said the Pep Rally will also feature Coach Brian Kelly, Notre Dame alumni and former player Justin Tuck — currently with the New York Giants, — representatives from the Yankees, Notre Dame Football Radio voice Don Criqui and other special guests. Game day will begin with a Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where University President Fr. John Jenkins will be the main celebrant, Seamon said.  At noon, the band will perform in Times Square, followed by a tailgate at the New York Sheraton Hotel. Garry said the concert will run 45 minutes, an extended version of the normal performance on campus. “We’re then going to Yankee Stadium on subway cars from Times Square that they’ve blocked off for the whole band,” Garry said. “Then we’ll quickly practice with the West Point Glee Club for our halftime show.” At 7 p.m., the game begins. center_img Some might take a break around 3 p.m. to watch Bob Bernhard, vice president for Research, close the bell at NASDAQ Stock Market. Though there were initially rumors that the leprechaun would be closing the bell, Zimmer and the cheerleaders will only be present as Notre Dame representatives, Seamon said. In order to support these goals, Notre Dame sent the Marching Band, leprechaun and cheerleaders to New York to accompany the football team. Senior Glynnis Garry, drum major of the Notre Dame Marching Band, said the Band left Thursday morning, stopped at Strongsville High School in Ohio for a rehearsal and then stayed in Glenn Point, New Jersey for the night. “We hope to bring kids to Notre Dame so they can see how great of opportunities Notre Dame music in particular can bring,” Garry said. “It’s a really positive experience for everyone to see that camaraderie in a totally different city,” she said. “There, we can see Notre Dame has a strong effect over the entire country. “We have so much momentum behind us. With such a big opportunity on the lines, Notre Dame’s going to be playing hard,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to the atmosphere, playing it up and getting everyone pumped up for the game.” Zimmer said this game is very special, especially after the big win against Utah. Mike Seamon, head of Game Day Operations, said this year’s eighth home game at an away location was revealed at last year’s neutral territory game in San Antonio, Texas with certain goals in mind. “It’s definitely a big thing. I talked to last year’s leprechaun, Dan Collins, about what it means to be a true Irish fan and about subway alumni,” he said. “They originated in New York and there’s a lot of history out there, which is really neat to be a part of.” Soler agreed, saying neutral territory games truly demonstrate the Notre Dame spirit. She said it has been an honor to be part of a group of such incredible people. Zimmer said he has mostly been looking forward to interacting with fans. However this year’s leprechaun, senior David Zimmer, beat the Band and football team to New York. Today, band members have the day to themselves to explore Manhattan. last_img read more

Mass remembers theology professor Fr. Elizondo

first_imgNotre Dame faculty, staff and students gathered in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart for Thursday afternoon for a Mass in memory of theology professor Fr. Virgilio Elizondo, who died March 14 in San Antonio. Elizondo, the University of Notre Dame professor of Pastoral and Hispanic Theology, is widely considered the founder of U.S. Latino theology and received the 1997 Laetare Medal. University President Fr. John Jenkins celebrated the Mass, and Fr. Daniel Groody, director of immigration initiatives for the Institute for Latino Studies, delivered the homily.Groody said Elizondo was a man who was devoted to relationships, gave generously and “greeted people with open arms.”“Wherever he went, he often could be found around a table, gathering people together, forming new relationships, discussing new ideas,” he said.Elizondo’s death was ruled a suicide, according to a South Bend Tribune report. Elizondo was named in a 2015 San Antonio civil suit alleging Elizondo sexually abused the unnamed plaintiff when he was a minor, according to a report originally run by WSBT. Elizondo last taught at the University during the spring 2015 term, University spokesperson Dennis Brown said in an email. The lawsuit was filed against the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Fr. Jesus Armando Dominguez and Elizondo in Bexar County district court. It alleges Dominguez repeatedly sexually abused the plaintiff, listed as “John Doe” in the 1980s. When the plaintiff asked Elizondo for help dealing with Dominguez’s abuse in 1983, the lawsuit alleges “Elizondo began to fondle the Plaintiff’s genitals, taking advantage of the same sexual liberties Plaintiff complained of with Father Dominguez.”In his homily, Groody spoke on the allegations of sexual abuse made against Elizondo last year.“In May of last year, a man came forward with allegations that he was sexually, repeatedly abused by a priest more than 30 years ago. If such allegations are true, it’s an egregious injustice against this human being. That priest, however, was not Virgil Elizondo,” he said. “These allegations [were] against another priest who fled the country and was never heard from again. Virgil later became connected to the allegations through one disputed incident of the plaintiff, which Virgil completely denied. He was brought into this case not because he was a serial abuser, but because he was a highly visible, accomplished, respected cleric. … This one accusation put the spotlight entirely on Virgil.”Groody said that Elizondo, who lived an “abundantly fruitful life,” but the weight of the allegations “eventually crushed him.” “During this time, Virgil became not only the embodiment of his Christological synthesis, but even our deepest fears as human beings. He became the reject,” he said. “To our eyes, he appeared to reject the last moment of his life — even those closest to him do not know the reasons why he took his life.” Those who gather to remember Elizondo “affirm in faith that even as he went through rejection in this life, God did not reject him in the world to come,” Groody said.“And as we have struggled in these weeks, ultimately realizing that the final question about Virgil can never be, ‘Why did he take his own life?’” he said. “The central question must always be, ‘How did he give us life?’”Tags: Virgilio Elizondolast_img read more

Garnar: Reopening Broome County is a must

first_imgRegions must have a 14-day decline in total net hospitalizations and deaths on a three-day-rolling basis. There must be fewer than two new COVID-19 patients admitted into hospitals per 100,000 residents per day.Regions must have the healthcare capacity to handle a surge in casesRegions must be able to conduct 30 tests per 1,000 residents a monthRegions must have 30 contact tracers per 100,000 people. The first phase is the reopening of manufacturing jobs, construction jobs and select retail if curbside pick-up is available. Garnar says the region meets, or is close to meeting all of the criteria for reopening. In total, 337 cases of the coronavirus have been reported. (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar says he is working with other Southern Tier leaders to reopen the region. Garnar says reopening Broome County, and the region, “is a must.” He says his hope to have everything the state is requiring to reopen done by May 15. He says Broome County will help other Southern Tier counties with finding contact tracers to speed up the process of reopening. Regarding contact tracers, Garnar says Broome County has assigned 100 people to contact tracers. Reopening Broome County May 5 coronavirus updatecenter_img The state government is monitoring four criteria in order for a region to reopen on May 15, when New York On-Pause expires. If so, the state will approve the reopening of a region in phases. To see where coronavirus cases are located in the county, click here. They are: 221 people recovered from the virus and 22 have died. There are 94 active cases of the coronavirus in Broome County. On May 15, the first phase is expected to begin. A timeline for other phases was not announced. Coronavirus numberslast_img read more

Biden speaks with more world leaders and agrees to meet South Korea’s president.

first_imgPresident-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. spoke with three more foreign leaders on Wednesday, in the latest show of international support for his election victory. He also committed to an early meeting with one of them: President Moon Jae-in of South Korea.In a statement, the Biden transition team said the president-elect had participated in “congratulatory calls” with Mr. Moon, Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan. The calls with three of America’s closest allies came the day after four that Mr. Biden held with Western European allies, in a return to traditional diplomatic protocol after years of President Trump’s haphazard foreign interactions.- Advertisement – During their 14-minute phone call, Mr. Moon noted Mr. Biden’s “long experience in state affairs, his excellent leadership and clear vision,” said Mr. Moon’s spokesman, Kang Min-seok. Mr. Biden praised South Korea’s largely successful fight against the coronavirus, comparing it with the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic.The two leaders agreed to meet as soon as possible after Mr. Biden’s inauguration, Mr. Kang said.Mr. Moon’s government hopes that the Biden administration will restart stalled negotiations over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and drop Mr. Trump’s talk of reducing U.S. troop presence in South Korea, which now numbers 28,500.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – In a Twitter post, Mr. Moon said he and Mr. Biden affirmed their countries’ “robust” alliance and desire for a “peaceful and prosperous” Korean Peninsula.- Advertisement –center_img Mr. Biden spoke with each of the leaders about the coronavirus pandemic, the global economy and “strengthening democracy,” according to descriptions of the calls from the transition office. While the State Department would typically help facilitate such calls for a president-elect and supply him with translators if necessary, a source familiar with Mr. Biden’s calls over the past two days said the Trump administration had refused to provide such assistance.But even as Mr. Trump continues to make false charges of voter fraud and claim to be the true winner of the election, virtually all of the world’s major leaders have now acknowledged that Mr. Biden will be inaugurated in January. The few holdouts include two autocratic allies of President Trump — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil — as well as President Xi Jinping of China. “As president, I’ll stand with South Korea, strengthening our alliance to safeguard peace in East Asia and beyond, rather than extorting Seoul with reckless threats to remove our troops,” Mr. Biden said in an opinion column published by South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency days before the election.last_img read more

Zagreb and Rijeka reconnected with Italy

first_img“By monitoring the development of passenger traffic in Croatia since the beginning of the relaxation of measures in the transport of passengers by bus, we noticed a further need for a simple and accessible connection with Italy, currently mostly for tourism purposes. Zagreb and Rijeka, as powerful FlixBus hubs, are the first cities to be reconnected with destinations in Italy, ie Croatia for Italian travelers, and with the recently introduced night line from Zagreb to Rome, we have provided additional capacity for this summer season. ” said Ante Grbeša, director of FlixBus CEE South region. Thus, passengers from Italy, such as Trieste, Padua, Venice, Bologna, Milan and Turin, have direct lines to Zagreb and Rijeka, and Zagreb is also connected to Rome 4 times a week. FlixBus, the European bus leader in passenger transport, continues to renew its network and re-establish international routes from Croatia. The recovery of the green network across Europe has a positive impact on the tourist season in Croatia In the second half of June, with the opening of borders and the re-establishment of international passenger transport, FlixBus began to recover its green network of lines across Europe and the world, which resulted in better accessibility of Croatia, which is currently directly connected to Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. , Slovakia, Poland, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France and Italy.last_img read more

Fitness identity sells Gold Coast family home

first_imgSophie is pictured holding Evie, 2, Nathan Wallace with Aria, 2 and (front), Ryder, 9, and Kai, 10. Picture Mike BatterhamFITNESS guru Sophie Guidolin has found a buyer for her Robina house. The Gold Coast mother-of-four told the Bulletin when she listed the property last December that she never intended to sell the four-bedroom home, until she found out she was expecting twins with husband Nathan Wallace. 2 The Links Robina was listed with a price guide of $799,000 — $849,000. Fitness identity Sophie Guidolin has found a buyer for her Robina home. Picture Mike Batterham The 553sq m has four bedrooms and three bathrooms.Ms Guidolin, who has released a range of fitness programs and recipe books and runs Burleigh Heads gym Hold Your Own with her husband, took to social media to confirm the “bittersweet moment” the sale went unconditional.The property was listed with a price guide of $799,000 — $849,000 and the sale was handled by James Massey of Harcourts Coastal. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe family has sold their Robina home. Picture Mike Batterham“It was the first place we brought our twin girls home to and even walking through now brings a tear to our eyes,” Ms Guidolin said.The couple bought the split-level house overlooking Palmer Golf Course in 2014 for $645,000. last_img read more

Friday people roundup

first_imgDe Nederlandsche Bank, M&G Investments, KPA Pension, Liquidnet, Actiam, Ernst & Young, AEW EuropeDe Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) – The Dutch state has appointed Margot Scheltema as a member of the supervisory board of the regulator, effective 1 September. Scheltema, a lawyer, has served in several jobs, including CFO at energy giant Shell. In addition, she has worked in supervisory roles at financial institutions such as Triodos Bank, insurer ASR and civil service scheme ABP. She has held similar positions at Schiphol Airport, postal firm TNT Express and thermal energy company Warmtebedrijf Rotterdam. The DNB said Scheltema was familiar with corporate governance and behavioural codes and as such would be chair of the pension fund code monitoring committee. M&G Investments – Bernard Abrahamsen has resigned as head of institutional distribution within M&G’s Fixed Income business, a position he has held for 13 years. Simon Pilcher, chief executive, and Jenny Williams, head of institutional public debt, will take on his responsibilities in the near term. M&G, which provided no reason for Abrahamsen’s departure, said it would update clients on further developments in due course.KPA Pension – The Swedish pension fund has hired former financial markets minister Peter Norman’s deputy as its chief executive, following the announcement of Lars-Åke Vikberg’s departure. Erik Thedéen, who was state secretary in charge of state-owned companies and the AP fund system reform until Sweden’s 2014 general election, was hailed as a “powerful” personality by Jens Henriksson, KPA’s chairman and chief executive of parent company Folksam. He will take up his new role 13 April. Liquidnet – The institutional trading network has appointed Chris Jackson as European head of Liquidnet’s Execution and Quantitative Services Group. He joins from Citi, where he was head of execution sales for the EMEA region. Before then, he spent 12 years at Merrill Lynch, where he was latterly head of sales across programme, transitions and electronic trading.Actiam – Dennis van der Putten has started as head of ESG at asset manager Actiam, after leaving his job as investment support manager at pensions insurer Zwitserleven. He is to focus on guiding Actiam’s ESG team and integrating ESG into the company’s investment processes. Van der Putten has been working for Zwitserleven since 2010, initially as liaisons manager.Ernst & Young – Martine Frijlink has been appointed as a partner at accountancy firm Ernst & Young in the Netherlands, where she is active in the Professional Practice Department, focusing on quality, risk and regulatory affairs. Her appointment is one of a series of recent hires as Michèle Hagers – chair of E&Y Accountants LLP – expands her Quality Assurance team. Prior to joining E&Y, Frijlink held a number of similar roles at KPMG.AEW Europe – Nikolas Koulouras and Alexander Strassburger have joined the private equity investment team as executive directors. Strassburger joins from The Carlyle Group, where he was country head of Germany. Koulouras joins from Salamanca Group, where he was director and co-head of real estate.last_img read more

Rugby union legend puts Brisbane home of 10 years on the market

first_imgThis house at 21 Wright St, Balmoral, is for sale.RUGBY union great Ross Hanley is selling his home of 10 years in the tightly-held suburb of Balmoral in Brisbane’s inner east. Mr Hanley, who played for the Wallabies in the 1980s, has just put the three-level home at 21 Wright Street on the market. The amazing view from the bathtub!The house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, a contemporary design, modern conveniences, open plan living areas, and city skyline views.The property is only a short walk to Oxford Street and the City Cats. The house comes with a landscaped garden and swimming pool.Records show Mr Hanley bought the property for $1.82 million in 2008 — two years after it was built.Marketing agent Cathy Richards of Place – Bulimba said the Hanleys were looking to downsize now their children had grown up. The house has views of the city skyline.She said the property would appeal to a family with school-aged children given its location and low maintenance design.“Interest has been strong and we’re hoping for a pre-Christmas sale,” Ms Richards said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago The house at 21 Wright St, Balmoral, is perfect for entertaining.Unfortunately for fans, it’s unlikely the house will come with Mr Hanley’s impressive collection of football and Wallabies’ memorabilia that he accumulated throughout his career.Mr Hanley also owns an investment property in Seven Hills, which was last leased for $480 a week.The property is for sale without a price guide. Inside the house at 21 Wright St, Balmoral, which is for sale.last_img read more

How restrictions are impacting Gold Coast open homes and auctions

first_imgThe state’s peak real estate body has confirmed the 10-person limit includes public onsite auctions as well as open home and rental property inspections.“Our reading of the direction is that it does apply to real estate practitioners and auctioneers conducting open home inspections as well as auctions,” said REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella.Restrictions coincided with the start of the busy spring selling season, with hundreds of house hunters expected to visit homes across the city this weekend. Homesick expats crave a dose of green and gold Spring property hunters heading for open homes and auctions on the Gold Coast this weekend should be prepared to spread out and wait. MORE NEWS: Gold Coast real estate market in for a blooming spring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSpring selling predictions for 202002:37SPRING property hunters heading for open homes and auctions this weekend should be prepared to spread out and wait with COVID restrictions now in place. From 8am last Saturday, the Queensland Government limited Gold Coast gatherings inside and outside people’s homes to 10 people in response to two new coronavirus cases at Pimpama. The move caused some confusion among real estate agents who were uncertain whether the direction applied to businesses carrying out essential activities. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoAn auction at 1525 Riverdale Drive, Hope Island earlier this month. Photograph: Jason O’BrienPeople intending to bid at auction were advised to pre-register to ensure they were included in the head count allowed on site.A charming renovated residence at Southport attracted 42 groups to the first open inspection last Saturday, with prospective buyers forced to line up along the street. McGrath-Surfers Paradise agent Mark Saveall said the session was extended to make sure everyone was able to see inside while complying with restrictions and social distancing. “People were spread out down the street due to the COVID situation,” he said.last_img read more

Adebayor stuck in quarantine over COVID-19 in Benin

first_img The 36-year-old “took the decision to return to his country for the duration of the quarantine period declared by the government” of Paraguay, said Olimpia late on Monday. However, in trying to return home he was put in quarantine in a hotel in the port of Cotonou, the largest city in Benin, alongside another 84 travelers, Olimpia said. “His decision was to spend this time with his family,” Olimpia said of Adebayor’s attempts to make the long journey from Paraguay to Togo. Like much Latin America, Paraguay is in partial shut down and has imposed a nighttime curfew. Ex-Manchester City, Real Madrid and Togo international forward Emmanuel Adebayor is stuck in quarantine in Benin over the coronavirus pandemic, his Paraguayan club Olimpia said on social media. Loading… Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth Read Also: Ighalo brushes off Man Utd contract dilemma amid coronavirus crisisThe former Togo forward, who also played for Arsenal, Tottenham and Crystal Palace during a decade-long stay in the English Premier League, made a surprise move to the Paraguayan champions in February having left Turks Kayserispor in December.“It’s like being at home. It doesn’t bother me at all,” Adebayor told reporters on his arrival in Benin, which borders Togo.Adebayor is Togo’s most famous player and scored 32 goals in winning 87 caps, and helped his country qualify for the 2006 World Cup.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more