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Students broadcast campus radio shows

first_img“Sound of Notre Dame” (WSND) and “Voice of the Fighting Irish” (WVFI) broadcast an range of student radio shows that cover music, sports, politics and more. WSND airs on FM station 88.9 to serve both Notre Dame and the surrounding area, and WVFI streams online for students at nd.edu/~wvfi Senior station manager Patrick Brown said WSND is a classical radio station during the day and a college rock station at night. “We pride ourselves in offering a very wide variety of music,” Brown said. “You won’t just hear the ‘1812 Overture’ 24/7.” Both Notre Dame students and South Bend residents work at WSND, and Brown said the station unites these two groups. “We [are] a meeting place for both Notre Dame and the South Bend community,” Brown said. Brown said WSND garners 8,000 to 10,000 listeners at a time because it spans a wide audience. WSND broadcasts from the clock tower of O’Shaughnessy Hall, and according to Brown, this vantage point is an asset for those who work at the station. “Not that many people know we’re up there but … we have this great view of South Quad,” Brown said. “Every time the sun sets, we watch that over campus, and we’re really lucky to have that view. It’s definitely a benefit of working at WSND.” Sophomore Kate Johnson hosted a classical request program Sunday afternoons and a specialty “Taffelmusic” show Friday afternoons on WSND last semester. Johnson, a music major, wanted to exercise her appreciation for classical music through her shows. “It’s expanded my knowledge of music a hundred times more than I would get in the classroom,” Johnson said. The WVFI office in LaFortune Student Center offers diverse student-run programming that included 70 different shows this semester. Senior station manager Nicolle Walkling said she joined WVFI her freshman year because she wanted to share her love of music with students. “[WVFI] seemed like the perfect outlet for me to share my music with others and discover new kinds of music,” Walkling said. “I hoped to find a community that loved music as much as me and an activity that I felt was worthwhile.” Unlike WSND, WVFI is completely student-run. Walkling said the station garners only 550 listeners per week because it only appeals to Notre Dame students. WVFI broadcasts a range of niche shows hosted by different students. This semester’s lineup included a dating advice program hosted by a graduate student under the alias “Emma Woodhouse,” a college rock show called “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” hosted by senior Brooke Healy and “Hungover,” a music show with weekly themes hosted by seniors Colin Rich and Kennedy Collins. Collins said his show’s title was inspired by his former Sunday morning timeslot at 10 a.m. The show now streams online at 11 a.m. Friday mornings, but Collins said “Hungover” is still an applicable title for the program. “We cover elaborate themes that we usually come up with at trivia night at Legends the night before,” Collins said.last_img read more

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Take responsibility to curb gun violence

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion  With the exception of hunting, emotional factors play the major part in how a gun will be used. Although cars have been used as weapons in places like Charlottesville, guns are the more likely resource if a person wants to kill someone. For cars, administrations and institutes in the United States helped put in backup cameras, stability control and other safety measures.But there is no advising agency for safe gun use. Maybe the Second Amendment needs Amendment 2.5, stating that there must be adequate protection for those without guns and for those too young or frail to possess them. The National Rifle Association, fearful politicians and gun companies stand by gun advocates by taking no action on the consequences of how guns are used and how many of them are out there.To quote the cartoon caption after the slaughter in a movie theatre, “Freedom isn’t free.” So true. If collectively we took responsibility to reduce gun violence, then maybe we would live in a safer environment. If we only had the will to do so.Bill ShapiroNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Cars and guns kill thousands yearly. With cars, people need a license, insurance and registrations. But with guns, once a person has a gun, they own it forever.last_img read more

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Liverpool legend Gerrard is Keita’s benchmark for success

first_img0Shares0000Naby Keita was presented his jersey number eigt by former Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard. PHOTO/LFCLONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 27 – Naby Keita says he is intent on becoming as great a player at Liverpool as the previous player to wear the number eight shirt, their iconic former captain Steven Gerrard.Keita, who will train with the squad next Monday for the first time since he signed for a reported £48million ($63.4million) from Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig last year, told LFCTV he was astonished when he realised it would be Gerrard presenting him with the shirt when he visited the club last August after the deal was agreed. Gerrard, who wore the number eight shirt for 11 years and saw it not awarded to another player when he left for LA Galaxy in 2014, was then the club’s under-18 coach but has since moved into his first full managerial role at historic Scottish club Rangers.“It was an incredible day for me. He gave me the number eight jersey. When it happened, it was a surprise and I didn’t expect it,” said Keita.“When he came in, I looked and him and said ‘Wow’ because he is a legend. He is somebody who always showed respect, who gave his all on the pitch, somebody who is loved here.“If somebody like that gives you his shirt number, it’s not to play around with, it is to try and do as much as he did — that’s my motivation.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DD LOCAL: ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgA warm day in Annagry. Pic Danny O’DonnellAnnagry Community News100+ DRAWThe next 100+ Draw will take place on Wednesday June 25th. All ticket sellers are asked to have their subs with the co-ordinator before Sunday June 22nd as agreed by the committee, so the draw can take place on the June 25th. OLD RAILWAY WALKCome along to St Columbas Community Centre, Acres, Burtonport and register from 9.15 to join us as we celebrate the approach of the longest day of the year with our annual Summer’s Evening Walk on The Old Railway on Friday 20th June @10. Experience the Railway walk and its nocturnal sounds as you haven’t seen or heard it before. On our return we are planning a short session of music to add to the atmosphere as we enjoy a nice cup of tea and a biscuit before bedtime. We are looking forward to seeing you all. The cost of this event is €5 per person or €10 per family. Everyone is welcome.LOTTO The numbers drawn in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto on June 11thwere 4-6-8-13. There was no winner of the €1160 jackpot. Catherine Cork Bonner Rannyhual, Mary Bonner Rannyhual and Andrew Boyle Belcruit Mountain matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on June 18th is €1220. If you’re not in, you can’t win!CEMETERY MASSThe Annual Cemetery Mass and Blessing of the Graves will be held at the New Cemetery Meendernasloe on Friday July 25th at7.30pm and at the Old Cemetery Annagry on Sunday July 27th at 3pm.TEA PARTYA tea Party in aid of Laura Boyle’s Charity Skydive will be held in Neddie’s Bar Mullaghduff on Saturday June 22nd from 12am. All monies raised at this event and the parachute jumps at Carrickfinn in August will go to Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin, Simon, an various other charities. Thank you for your support.OLD RAILWAY BURTONPORT A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our recent scrap metal collection fundraiser. We raised a grand total of €510all of which is greatly appreciated as development and maintenance of this beautiful walk is ongoing. Current additional projects which are underway include: 1.The development of map boards which will be placed at the community centre and at both the start and end of the walk and replacement signage which will correspond with the uniform signage required to become part of the national trails group of walks; 2.The development of information leaflets which will inform the walker of the various options of distances and routes to take whilst incorporating the railway walk. We would like to thank Shaun Crean for taking on this job; 3. The replacement of the large stones with removable bollards and erecting fencing along steep embankments which will help promote safety for the walker and protection for the path.PEIL NA MBANThe U12 girls were at a blitz at An Tearmainn at The Burn Road on Saturday last. Thanks to An Tearmainn for a well run blitz and the ladies who provided refreshments for the teams and parents. Feature of the day was an A&B Matches, featuring a Gaeltacht Alliance Naomh Muire/Gaoth Dobhair V An Tearmainn and the winner here was certainly the Gaeltacht with Gaelic been the predominant language from all three teams in these games. Maith sibh.GAA TRAINING Peil na mBan will hold training session for U10s and U12s Girls on Thursdays from 5.30pm until 6.30pm. The training for U14 and U16 Minors and Ladies will be held between 6.30pm and 7.30pm also on Thursdays.PEIL NA MBAN GAMESThe U14 County semi-final between Naomh Muire and Milford has been set for June 24th with the venue and time to be confirmed. The senior ladies will play Glenswilly on Saturday June 21st at the Banks.GOOD LUCKThe Best of luck to Jade & Robbie O’Donnell on Sunday June 22nd who will be on duty with the County ladies team who play Armagh in the Ulster Semi-final in Lisnaskea Co.Fermanagh at 5pm. Supporters on your way back from Clones, drop in an support the ladies on their quest to get to the Ulster final and hopefully a treble of wins for Donegal on Sunday.ROAD SIGNAGEA new signage board is to be erected at the junction of the Calhame/Carrickfin County road and the access road to Donegal Airport. The sign is been prepared by the Donegal County Council Road Design Section and it is hoped to have this sign erected soonCHURCH GATE COLLECTIONThe Donegal Branch of the Irish Kidney Association wish to thank those who subscribed to Donor Week Emblems and the recent Church Gate collection in Annagry. The total amount collected was €810WATER SAFETYIrish Water Safety will carry out both Swimming Lessons and Safety & Rescue training in the Keadue and Cruit Island areas as usual this summer. Dates have been confirmed as follows: Week one begins on Monday July 14th and the second week on Monday August 11th. Children may attend lessons for both weeks or choose the week which suits them best. Swim lessons will be held at the block yard beach in Keadue from 10am each morning and are suitable for children aged from around four years upwards. Registration will take place from 9.30pm on both Monday mornings. Safety and rescue training will take place at the bridge at the entrance of Cruit Island from 1pm, and is suitable for children over twelve years of age who are competent swimmers. Registration will take place at the bridge from 1pm. The cost per child for weekly sessions is €30.DD LOCAL: ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: June 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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:AnnagryCommunity newslast_img read more

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H-DNL football: Omey, Thrap hook up for 4 TDs, St. Bernard’s rolls Arcata

first_imgIn front of their home fans for the first time in 2019, the Crusaders did not fail to put on a show.The most explosive quarterback-receiver duo in the Humboldt-Del Norte League, Will Omey and Lane Thrap, connected on four passing touchdowns as St. Bernard’s hushed visiting Arcata 49-8, Saturday afternoon in Eureka.Omey cashed in two touchdowns on the ground as well, finishing his day with six trips to endzone while Thrap added an interception return for a touchdown to his bountiful afternoon. …last_img

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Apple Riot Aftermath: iPhone 5 Factory Remains A Powder Keg

first_imgTwo days after Sunday’s riot at the Chinese Foxconn Technologies factory, the home of the Apple iPhone 5 assembly line was back up and running today. But with police reportedly monitoring street corners and the factory’s main entrance, Foxconn still looks like a powder keg with a sizzling fuse.The causes of the riot are buried beneath layers of spin. Foxconn claims the unrest was not work related, but the labor group Chinese Labor Watch claim that Foxconn security guards beating up workers precipitated Sunday’s events. Other reports state that the fighting broke out between two  groups of workers who make different products at the plant. What we know for sure is that the riot, which allegedly began as a fist fight, erupted into a full-scale brawl with over 2,000 people involved. Forty were hospitalized, with at least one stabbing. China’s state run Xinhua news agency reported 5,000 police officers sent in to stop rioters, and did so by 9 a.m. the next day, Monday. Foxconn, which is run by the Hon Hai Group, a Taiwanese company which is the largest contract maker of Apple products, did not immediately respond to comment, nor did Apple. In a statement to the Chinese newspaper China Daily, Foxconn spokesman Louis Woo said the riot was “not work related.” But after a string of employee suicides dating back to 2009 and much-publicized poor working conditions, this assessment seems improbable. The riot underscores two major problems facing China as well as U.S. manufacturers that patronize them: How to control production facilities that are mini-cities where laborers work long hours, and how to cope with China’s slowing economy, with GDP rising 7.6% in the second quarter from a year earlier, its slowest level since the global financial crisis. Many reports have also said that the influx of migrant workers, who likely have difficulty integrating, has been an issue as well. Foxconn’s Taiyuan facility has over 79,000 workers, and about a million people employed within mainland China. Could these issues threaten the production of Apple products and make other American companies reticent about doing business in the RedState? An AP video blaming the unrest partially on the pressure of the iPhone 5 launch suggests that the answer is yes. As for Foxconn itself, Sunday’s riot could be the newest verse in a veritable swan song. With the inherent problems of poor working conditions not addressed, it could happen again. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market adam popescucenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Apple#web Related Posts last_img read more

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Savings Strategies for Military Families

first_imgBy Molly C. HerndonBy alamosbasementJoin us Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. ET for a Military Saves-themed webinar “Savings Strategies for Military Families” with presenter Dr. Barbara O’Neill. This 90-minute webinar will focus on 16 specific solutions for meeting savings goals. Other topics that will be covered include the financial fragility of many U.S. households, types of savings accounts, advantages of saving money, barriers to saving, savings pre-requisites, research findings about savings behavior and characteristics of successful savers, savings motivational programs, and savings educational resources.This webinar is approved for 1.5 CEUs for AFCs through AFCPE  and CPFCs through FinCert.Registration for the event is required. Register, view presentation slides and more.We look forward to seeing you online Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. ET!last_img read more

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Federer, Djokovic wonder if Wimbledon courts can improve

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Federer followed Djokovic on Centre Court and described it as “a tad slippery” after losing his footing during one point in a victory over Mischa Zverev, who also took a tumble.“But I didn’t feel like it was unsafe,” said Federer, who has won seven of his record 18 major titles at Wimbledon. “Maybe you don’t want players to feel that way, because the moment you become scared of moving properly, it’s really difficult to play, I must admit. The last thing we want to see is horrible injuries.”Some players voiced concerns about the court conditions over the opening week, including Kristina Mladenovic of France and Alison Riske of the United States, who each fell early during their second-round match on Court 18 on Thursday.Riske, who won the match, said afterward that the dirt “is like ice.”Measurements taken throughout Wimbledon’s first week show the grass courts are as healthy as they have been in recent years, according to Neil Stubley, the head of courts and horticulture at the All England Club.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘Thank you’: Chris Bosh writes an open letter to Miami Roger Federer and his opponent slipped during their third-round match.The two past champions are wondering what sort of work can be done on the middle Sunday, when there is no competition, so the court conditions improve when action resumes with all 16 fourth-round singles matches scheduled for Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“The first two matches I didn’t see any significant difference. But I was hearing a lot of comments from the other players. They were complaining. Especially on the outside courts,” Djokovic said after beating Ernests Gulbis in straight sets at Centre Court on Saturday.“Today, I could see there is a difference in grass, in (the) turf itself. It was a bit softer, I would say, especially around a couple of feet inside and outside, around the baseline area,” said Djokovic, a three-time champion at the All England Club. “I haven’t had that kind of experience before in Wimbledon, to be honest. I mean, the courts are always perfect here.” “We looked at the baselines and the areas that they thought there was an issue,” Stubley said. “We didn’t feel there was. The Grand Slam supervisor and assistant referee didn’t believe that there was either. When you look at the comparisons of other courts … they were in or around the same condition as the other courts.”Very little rain has fallen over the first six days of the tournament, which Stubley said led to more wear on the courts.Still, although he acknowledged the courts are under stress, he said there’s “not a doubt” they will hold up throughout Wimbledon’s second week.“Because we have daily monitoring, we can keep a very tight rein on everything,” he said. “It never gets to the point where it’s ever going to get away from us because we’re on top of it every single day.”Still, Djokovic was sure that something wasn’t quite the same as in the past.“I’m sure they know what they’re doing. They know their job the best in the world. But you can see that there is a slight difference in the quality of the grass,” he said. “This year seems like it’s a bit softer.”Noted Federer: “They have time to figure out how they’re going to prep (the courts) for Monday.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveracenter_img Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Switzerland’s Roger Federer returns to Germany’s Mischa Zverev during their Men’s Singles Match on day six at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — With a week still to go, Wimbledon’s grass courts already are not the lush lawns players — and TV viewers — are accustomed to seeing early in the tournament.Novak Djokovic noticed the ball bouncing differently in some patches.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes View commentslast_img read more

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G.C. Foster College and Sprintec Track Club Sign MOU

first_imgRepresentatives of the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport and Sprintec Track Club, which is based at the institution, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalising their partnership forged to facilitate training arrangements for world-class athletes.The MoU, which is expected to span approximately five years, will cover accommodation, nutrition, and basic medical assistance for athletes in training who are resident in Sprintec’s camp; and market the College’s brand and any other track related engagements that the signatories may agree on.The signing took place at the College’s Campus in Angels, St. Catherine, on Friday (August 24).In a message read by State Minister in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, Portfolio Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, noted that the MoU will also enable the College to host athletic competitions that foster the development of fledgling athletes.“They will also partner with the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) in offering scholarships to national/high performance athletes, who are members of Sprintec,” she further stated.Ms. Grange pointed out that the MOU “signals the start of something great” and commended the signatories for having the foresight to establish and develop the relationship.“I hope that this partnership… will continue to grow. I hope that more athletes will emerge from G.C. Foster (College) and become members of Sprintec and, ultimately, represent Jamaica on the global stage,” she stated.Since 2003, Sprintec has been operating from the College’s campus when the current head coach and Acting Principal, Maurice Wilson, guided Jamaica’s Christopher Williams to the silver medal in the men’s 200-metre final at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Paris, France.In his remarks, Mr. Wilson, who outlined the rich history shared by the College and track club, underscored the pivotal role the MOU will have in shaping the development of athletes at Sprintec, and the potential derivable benefits to Jamaica.Other speakers attending the ceremony, who also endorsed the MoU, included: Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President, Christopher Samuda; and JAA President, Dr. Warren Blake.Sprintec athlete, Sherone Simpson, who spoke with JIS News, described the MoU as a “wonderful” gesture, and welcomed the partnership’s formalisation, noting that “it is good for the school, club and Jamaica.”Other prominent athletes who are members of Sprintec Track Club include 2017 IAAF World Championships women’s 400-metre hurdles bronze medallist, Ristananna Tracey; 2018 Commonwealth Games 400-metre women’s silver medallist, Anastacia Leroy; and 2014 Commonwealth Games, men’s 200-metre gold medallist, Rasheed Dwyer.last_img read more