Alumni Association hosts events for Football Fridays

first_imgEach home football game weekend, Notre Dame attracts many spectators, many of whom are alumni. Of course, these alumni come to see the football games themselves, but the Alumni Association also offers events for those in town looking for other activities.Michael Sullivan, an alumnus of Notre Dame and the senior director of alumni programs, said the Alumni Association aims to connect alumni to each other no matter where they are in their life.“Our mission is to connect people to each other and to the University to support them throughout their life, wherever they are geographically, whatever their affinity to the University and whatever stage of life they’re in,” Sullivan said.Events sponsored by the Alumni Association during game weekends help to foster these connections between alumni, current students and fans. According to Sullivan, the signature event for home game weekends is the “Football Fridays at the Eck” series, which sees about 1,500 people.“It’s essentially a fan-fest, so between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and it features live music,” Sullivan said. “ … The area between the bookstore and the Eck Visitors Center kind of becomes a plaza for a fan-fest, and then we also have seating inside our building as well. We do interviews and we have food and drink available, so it’s a nice event.”During this “fan-fest,” the NBC commercial that typically runs during games, titled “What Would You Fight For?” is previewed, and the student profiled in the commercial is often interviewed to discuss his or her work on campus and why he or she was selected.“We debut the commercial, but the rest of the country doesn’t see it until it runs on NBC Saturday,” Sullivan said. “We also do an interview series called ‘Catching Up With …,’ and we’ll usually interview two former athletes or coaches who are back in town for the game, … Notre Dame celebrities more generally, … somebody connected to the Notre Dame family that’s related to sports and celebrity.”Some past “Catching Up With …” guests have included Lou Holtz, Hannah Storm and Dick Vitale. Also during these “Football Friday” events, there is a pre-game analysis done during “Chalk Talk with Bill and Bill,” who are two former Notre Dame assistant football coaches.“So throughout the day there’s different featured items, and in between it’s just kind of a game day atmosphere and we’ll have alumni and friends from all over the country stop by,” Sullivan said. “Sometimes visiting fans are on campus and they’re not sure what’s going on and they find a way into the visitor’s center and then within the visitor center we highlight different parts of our office and the programs we offer for our alumni, like our travel program or clubs.”The “alumni and friends” aspect of the Alumni Association is an important one, Sullivan said. Anyone, even if they are not directly connected to Notre Dame, is welcome at these events.“Our mission is really to connect people to each other for alumni and friends,” he said. “That’s an important part of who we are and what we do. So you don’t have to be a graduate to be part of the Notre Dame alumni clubs network. We have some clubs where the president of the club is not even an alum.”Saturdays feature less events from the Alumni Association, although they host a young alumni mimosa bar twice a year at larger games. If they are not hosting an event like the mimosa bar, the Alumni Association support the Notre Dame clubs around the country if they come back to campus for the games or host tailgates.For away games, the atmosphere and events are slightly different. The Notre Dame clubs from each particular area that the away game is at will take the lead and plan events instead of the Notre Dame Alumni Association directly running the events.“On Saturday the local folks host tailgaters, and we just try to help facilitate that for them, but they really take the lead and do the planning and those kinds of things,” Sullivan said. “So depending on where the game is and kind of how big the game is, there might be other events too.”Sullivan said the draw back to campus for international alumni, and other alumni living far away, is unique to Notre Dame, and the Alumni Association aims to make them feel back at home.“We just want people, no matter what, to know they can always come by the visitor center,” Sullivan said. “That’s their home on campus as alumni and friends of the University.”Tags: Alumni Association, eck visitors center, football friday, football fridays featurelast_img read more

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Teens who use concentrated marijuana more likely to use other drugs

first_imgNBC News 26 August 2019Family First Comment: “Marijuana concentrate can come in multiple forms, including oils and butter-like compounds, and can contain very high levels of THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis. It’s often ingested using a vaping device and doesn’t smell like traditional pot. In the study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, researchers surveyed almost 50,000 adolescents in Arizona. The researchers found that among teens who used any form of cannabis, 72% had experience with the more potent products.”Teens who used a concentrated form of marijuana — sometimes called dabs, wax, shatter or crumble — are more likely to also use other drugs than kids who avoid marijuana, a new study suggests.Marijuana concentrate can come in multiple forms, including oils and butter-like compounds, and can contain very high levels of THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis. It’s often ingested using a vaping device and doesn’t smell like traditional pot.In the study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, researchers surveyed almost 50,000 adolescents in Arizona. The researchers found that among teens who used any form of cannabis, 72 percent had experience with the more potent products.Those findings should serve as an alert to parents who may not even know their kids are vaping, said the study’s lead author, Madeline Meier, an assistant professor of psychology at Arizona State University.“I don’t know that parents know about this stuff,” Meier said. “If I weren’t a marijuana researcher, I don’t know if I saw [a vape with marijuana] that I would know what it was. Parents should educate themselves about what these forms of cannabis look like.”To get a better sense of teen drug use, Meier and her colleagues surveyed 47,142 students in eighth, 10th and 12th grades from 245 schools across Arizona in 2018. The students were asked whether they’d ever used marijuana or marijuana concentrate, as well as whether they had used either in the past month. They were also asked about other drug use, peer substance use and whether they thought cannabis was safe.READ MORE: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/teens-who-use-concentrated-marijuana-more-likely-use-other-drugs-n1045961Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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St Kitts/Nevis supports as Taiwan celebrates anniversary

first_imgSt. Kitts-Nevis, one of the few Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries with diplomatic relations with Taiwan, has praised the Asian nation as Taiwan celebrates 106th anniversary.Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris, speaking at a ceremony to mark the occasion, said that it is the virtues of industry, ingenuity and loyalty exhibited by the Taiwanese people that has shaped the direction, progress and development of that country over the last 106 years.“The people of Taiwan, understanding the challenges of development for Taiwan, wanting to keep it safe and protected [and] understanding the values that differentiate the Republic of China (Taiwan) from the People’s Republic of China, decided by a majority that they have to be loyal to Taiwan, and that loyalty cannot be compromised,” he said.Loyalty to the country“Whether it is that you are associated with the DPP (Democratic Progressive Party) in Taiwan or the KMT [Kuomintang], it is loyalty to country that has kept Taiwan safe and protected against a belligerent neighbor,” he added.China has regarded Taiwan as a renegade province since it went on its own, and has urged the international community to adopt its “One China Policy’ with regards to establishing defined diplomatic relations with Beijing, not Taipei, Taiwan’s capital city.Other Caribbean allies Apart from St. Kitts-Nevis, the other Caribbean countries Taiwan enjoys diplomatic relations with include, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Belize, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.Taiwan celebrates its 106th anniversary milestone on Tuesday, October 10. Prime Minister Harris said the loyalty demonstrated by diplomatic allies like St. Kitts and Nevis also plays a critical role in the overall development of Taiwan.last_img read more

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Eric Paschall is learning to use his strength without picking up fouls

first_imgCHICAGO — Villanova head coach Jay Wright avoided putting burly Eric Paschall in isolation situations because he knew there was a good chance he’d get called for a foul.Wright often said Paschall’s game translated better to the NBA, where there is more room to operate in a league with better shooters and less restrictive rules. Now, more than 20 games into his rookie season with the Warriors, Paschall is learning how to use so much room for activities, but the process hasn’t been without …last_img read more

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Making Fiberglass Work

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members When building science and home efficiency really took off in the mid-1990s, insulation contractors started hearing regularly about how the type of insulation used affects a building’s energy efficiency. Blower-door testing and thermal imaging of existing homes proved that fiberglass—as it’s typically installed—didn’t perform as well as other types of insulation, especially spray foam. As a result, builders and architects doing projects with energy-performance benchmarks started specifying spray foam as a way to ensure better airtightness and thermal resistance.These builders and architects liked spray foam because it seals around penetrations such as pipes, ducts, and wires, and because it fills odd-shaped cavities quickly and easily. But spray foam does have a significant downside: cost. Insulating a typical new home with spray foam in my area costs two to three times what it costs to use fiberglass. Because of its low cost, fiberglass insulation is easily the most popular building insulation here in Houston and in the rest of the country. For example, fiberglass makes up 85% of my company’s insulation business, while spray foam represents only 10%. The rest is cellulose.Provided it is installed according to the highest standards, fiberglass performs very well. My company has developed a cost-effective and quality approach you can adapt to meet the same standards.Installed right, fiberglass worksFor fiberglass to be effective, its installation must involve three factors. First, the building must have a durable and continuous air barrier such as taped sheathing. Second, any gaps and mechanical penetrations must be fully air-sealed with durable tape or sealant. Finally, the batts must be fit and placed with care and minimal compression.When these three factors are present, fiberglass performs as well as other insulation types. And that’s not just my… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

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LiAngelo Ball center of attention at UCLA media day

first_imgThe Ball family was thrust into a media spotlight thanks to the brothers’ outspoken father, Lavar. Lonzo Ball played just one year at UCLA, where the Bruins finished 31-5 and lost to Kentucky in the Sweet Sixteen. LiAngelo follows this season. Lavar Ball has pulled his youngest son, LaMelo, out of high school and has said he’s home-schooling him.Ball is one of seven freshmen joining the Bruins but clearly is the most heralded because of the name on the back of his jersey.“I think he has a pretty good head on (his shoulders),” junior Aaron Holiday said. “Obviously, coming in being one of the Ball brothers and his dad, there’s a lot going on with him so he’s handled himself pretty well, and I think he’s good with that.”He’s proven to be a reliable shooter in his young career and once had 72 points in a high school basketball game.“He can shoot it, and we’re going to need it,” Alford said. “He’s lost weight. He’s in much better shape. I like the strength he adds. He gives us a different look when you’ve got maybe speed and athleticism in different areas of our backcourt. Gelo brings a whole different look of someone who is 230-235 pounds. You don’t see a lot of guards with that kind of body, so we can post him. He can extend the floor to the NBA 3 with ease. He’s like a lot of freshmen right now. As he learns defensively what needs to take place, he’s going to be a very valuable piece.”ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, UCLA’s Lonzo Ball (2) greets his brother LiAngelo Ball, left, and father LaVar Ball, right, after scoring 20 points in their 114-77 win over Long Beach State at an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles. The UCLA Bruins open preparations for a new season with another Ball brother in the lineup. With Lonzo Ball off to the Lakers after one season, his middle brother LiAngelo takes up residence in Westwood. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)LOS ANGELES — There’s a new Ball on the court at UCLA.Cameras and cellphones captured the moment Wednesday as LiAngelo Ball walked toward the center of the court at Pauley Pavilion.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:08Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ LiAngelo Ball is listed at 6-foot-5, 230 pounds, measurements that were updated in July.His new teammates have noticed his shooting touch, and in a few weeks, they’ll take the new Ball show on the road when UCLA takes a trip to China.“He’s been really well and shoots the ball extremely well,” senior center Thomas Welsh said. “That’s onething if you give him space in the corner or wherever it is, he can knock the 3 down. I’m excited to see what he has to bring. All the freshmen have their own flavor and style in the game. Seeing how they all work into the new system will be interesting.” Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Cleveland rocked: Indians’ season comes to stunning halt Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The younger brother of Lakers guard Lonzo Ball was making a debut of sorts at UCLA media day. The freshman was not made available to the media but he was there for pictures and practice.Freshman Chris Smith noticed the hoopla as he walked alongside his teammate and said, with a hand over his eyes: “There’s a Ball brother here?” and jokingly looked around.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBall is sure to be under a microscope and face expectations unlike those faced by most college basketball players.“It’s hard. Obviously, Lonzo sets a very high bar,” UCLA coach Steve Alford said. “I will say knowing the family like I know, they’re all made that way. They’re all made in a championship pedigree. Gelo (pronounced Jello) is not going to be any different than that. He’ll figure out his role as he gets into this thing. I know he’ll fight and compete and extend his role as much as he possibly can because he’s got that championship DNA that I think all of them have.” Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View commentslast_img read more

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Olympic boxing: Vikas Krishan Yadav loses after winning

first_imgVikas Krishan Yadav and the entire Indian contingent were in for a rude shock as the young boxer ‘lost’ his welterweight pre-quarter final, which he had won 13:11 against Errol Spence of the United States of America on Friday night.Just as the Indian camp was celebrating the 19-year-old’s close win, came the shocking news from amateur boxing’s governing body (AIBA) that on a protest from the Americans, the decision was overturned. This was in the wee hours of Saturday, almost five hours after the bout.The AIBA competition jury went through the bout tape replays and found that Danish referee Lars Brovil had been lax as Vikas “was guilty of committing nine fouls but was cautioned only once.”The jury also said that in the second round, Vikas had spat his gum guard, an offence for which he was eventually penalised. Once that happened, Spence was awarded four points and the verdict became 15:13 in favour of the American.Early on Saturday morning, the Indian camp was preparing its protest against the AIBA decision but sources told Mail Today it may be futile.”We are also going through the tapes and will be filing a protest report with the AIBA. Only after that can I comment. We are disappointed,” said PK Muralidharan Raja, India’s acting chef de mission, who is also the secretary of the Indian Boxing Federation.The rules of boxing are very clear and since this sport always comes under the scanner at the Olympics, the protest from the Americans was quickly acted upon. As per the replays, which AIBA viewed “Vikas intentionally spat his mouthpiece” which was a stalling tactic.advertisementPart of the blame, in hindsight, should go to the referee.Before this incident, when Sumit Sangwan lost to Brazilian boxer Yamaguchi Falcao in London, the Indians protested but to no avail.For the Americans, this new result was a huge boost as all their other boxers had crashed out and Spence is their saviour.”I am obviously thrilled that the competition jury overturned my decision and I can continue chasing the gold medal I came here to win,” Spence told the media later through an email statement.”I am going to make the most of this second chance that I’ve been given. I can’t wait to get back in that ring on Tuesday,” he said.Earlier on, Vikas did look superior against Spence as he adopted a plodding style against the American.No doubt, there were times when Vikas was ‘holding’ his opponent but the referee in the ring warned him just once.For sheer entertainment, Spence looked impressive but it was not until five hours later he came to know he was going to stay back at the Olympics and not board a flight back home.For Vikas, touted as a strong Indian medal prospect, this was a sad day. He is young and talented but in the Olympics, where so much emphasis is given to fair play, the jury’s verdict is final.”In our opinion, there have been fouls committed by the American boxer too and he should have been cautioned on the same note,” said Raja later.Indian Olympic Association vice president Tarlochan Singh was more vocal in his criticism.”The AIBA jury has been influenced by the strong American lobby. It is a wrong decision,” he thundered.last_img read more

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10 months agoRiver Plate midfielder Palacios eager to delay Real Madrid move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say River Plate midfielder Palacios eager to delay Real Madrid moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRiver Plate midfielder Exequiel Palacios is eager to delay his move to Real Madrid.Having just won the Copa Libertadores in fine style, the youngster is in no rush to move to Europe.”My idea is to stay at River a little longer, enjoy this moment and take advantage of everything that comes along,” he said.”I’m very happy and enjoying where I am.”Leaving aside what was just achieved, we always need to compete for more here.” last_img read more

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24 days ago​Allardyce can’t envisage Southgate swapping England for Spurs

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Allardyce can’t envisage Southgate swapping England for Spursby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer England manager Sam Allardyce does not see Gareth Southgate leaving the national team for Tottenham.There are suggestions that Spurs would look to England boss Southgate if they lose Mauricio Pochettino to Real Madrid this summer.But Allardyce, who also had a very short stint in charge of England, does nots ee why Southgate would give up a great job with England.He told talkSPORT when asked about the possibility of Southgate going to Tottenham: “It depends on his own ambitions, on whether he thinks he’s got something to prove by coming to manage in the Premier League, because obviously his Middlesbrough days didn’t last very long or end too well because he got thrown in the deep end.”Obviously he’s learnt an awful lot from then to now. I think his partnership with [assistant] Steve Holland is extremely good and that relationship is excellent.”They may fancy a dabble back [in the Premier League], but it’s a big ask leaving England to go and manage in the Premier League.”At some point or other, it depends on the situation of the FA being willing to let him go, Gareth wanting to go, and how much the compensation would be and whether [Tottenham chairman] Daniel Levy is willing to pay it.”I can’t see him going before the Euros and I can’t see Mauricio going anywhere at the moment.” last_img read more

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