SMC students stand up to cancer

first_imgLast week, the Saint Mary’s Stand Up to Cancer club sold T-shirts as a fundraiser for the national organization “Stand Up to Cancer” as the first of many events the club will host throughout the year to reach their fundraising goal.Photo courtesy of Christina Hutch Senior and club president Christie Hutch said the club’s mission is to host events that will raise awareness and funds for cancer research.“This organization is unique because it gives 100 percent of donations to the best and brightest scientists in order to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking research that can save lives,” Hutch said. “This is an important issue now more than ever since government funding for cancer research is diminished, and yet cancer takes one person’s life every minute.”Hutch said the club brings students of Saint Mary’s and community members together, united behind a single and very important cause with hopes to find a cure.“[Our] events, fundraisers and projects each year … have been very successful so far,” she said. “All of the money we raise is sent directly to Stand Up to Cancer at the end of each year.”The club volunteers at Memorial Hospital in South Bend and holds an annual dinner-dance specifically for cancer patients and survivors in the community, she said.Hutch said last year the club dedicated a ribbon tree in the Student Center for students and guests to tie a colored ribbon in remembrance of or support for someone who has had cancer.The club’s T-shirt sales this past week were in preparation for one of their biggest fundraisers, the third annual SMC Stands Up to Cancer Pink Party Zumbathon, she said.“We are able to raise funds and awareness for all types of cancer through this awesome organization,” Hutch said. “Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer, and that is who we’ll be dancing for. We are excited to share this experience with the community again this year.“This event unites students with community members from South Bend, Mishawaka and Granger to dance for a cure.”Hutch said student dance groups, including the SMC Dance Team, Troop ND, P Fresh and the Irish Dance Team, as well as the student a capella group Bellacapella, will perform.The event will feature more than 20 local Zumba instructors who will take turns teaching, according to a press release.Nursing major and sophomore Megan Tobin said she is going to attend the event to support people she knows who have battled cancer and her fellow Belles who have been affected by the disease.“I have witnessed family members as well as close friends battle cancer, so I want to do anything I can to support them,” Tobin said.“Not only are we able to be there for those battling, but we get to have fun and get a great workout out of it,” Tobin said. “I think it also gives people incentive to go. Before the event they think it’s just going to be a fun dance class, but after, they realize they were a part of something much bigger than that.”Sophomore Katherine Kingsbury said it’s important for the Saint Mary’s community to be aware and involved in the South Bend community, especially because it’s sometimes the small things that make the biggest impact in someone’s life.“I’m excited that I can support my community in such a fun and engaging way,” Kingsbury said.The Zumbathon will take place November 1 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Angela Athletic Facility. The public is invited to take part and no prior Zumba experience is necessary. Those attending are encouraged to wear pink and dance.Tickets can be purchased ahead of time through participating Zumba instructors or at Tu Sei Bella Fitness Studio in Toscana Park in Granger, Indiana. All profits will benefit Stand Up to Cancer in support of cancer research.Tags: Cancer research, pink party zumbathon, saint mary’s stand up to cancer, SMC stands up to cancer, Stand Up to Cancer, stand up to cancer clublast_img read more

Thurles showjumper ready for Olympic action

first_imgThe first qualifying rounds get underway on Sunday next – the finals are set for Friday week.Speaking to Fran Curry on Tipp Today from Rio Greg said Going Global won’t be phased by the competition. Tipperary’s Greg Broderick is settling into the Olympic village in Rio ahead of the showjumping competition which gets underway on Sunday next.The Thurles man is our only representative as Ireland failed to qualify for the team event.Greg arrived in Brazil yesterday while his horse Going Global has been there since the weekend.last_img

Wimbledon 2019: Cori Gauff dominates Magdalena Rybarikova to advance

first_imgThe journey continues…15-year-old @CocoGauff beats former #Wimbledon semi-finalist Magdalena Rybarikova in straight sets to book her place in the third round pic.twitter.com/60juztgXej— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 3, 2019The pair had a long wait before finally taking the court at 8 p.m. local time, with their match moved under the roof on Court No. 1, but Gauff came out looking sharp in the first set. She broke Rybarikova at love to go up 4-2, then consolidated it in a service game that saw her run down seemingly everything the 30-year-old threw at her. Two games later, a Gauff service winner secured the first set. Gauff built on that momentum with an early break in the second, taking a 2-1 lead when a Rybarikova forehand on double break point went long. She continued to hammer away, never facing break point on her own serve, before Rybarikova put a backhand into the net on match point to end it — the veteran’s 23rd unforced error of the match to just 10 by Gauff.  The loss represented another disappointing stint at the All England Club for Rybarikova, who first played in the main draw at Wimbledon in 2008, when Gauff was 4 years old. Aside from her run to the semifinals in 2017, she had lost in the first round nine times and the third round once before exiting in the second round Wednesday. Gauff moves on to face Polona Hercog, who upset 17th-seeded Madison Keys in straight sets Wednesday, in the third round. Cori Gauff wasn’t about to let a dream win over Venus Williams be the end of her Wimbledon story. The 15-year-old American followed up that star-making upset by blowing past another player twice her age, defeating Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 6-3 Wednesday to advance to the third round.  Wimbledon 2019: Andy Murray relishes Serena Williams doubles pairingcenter_img Wimbledon 2019: American Reilly Opelka upsets Stan Wawrinka Gauff looked the more confident player from the first serve, leaving her Slovakian opponent to watch helplessly as she ran down drop shots and ripped winner after winner down the lines, both forehand and backhand. The teenager didn’t appear overawed by the big stage at any point, never expressing anything beyond the occasional straight-faced fist pump before she closed out Rybarikova with her third service break of a match that lasted just one hour, nine minutes.   Related Newslast_img read more

Animal Health Alert: Bovine Tuberculosis Detected In SE Indiana

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey is recommending cattle owners in Southwest Ohio monitor their herds closely after the Indiana Board of Animal Health reported this week that bovine tuberculosis (TB) has been diagnosed in a wild white-tailed deer in Franklin County in Southeast Indiana. No cases have been diagnosed in Ohio.“While the extent to which the disease may be present in the wild deer population is not known, cattle owners in Southwest Ohio should be aware of this finding and take precautions,” said Dr. Forshey. “Monitor your cattle for signs of TB, including lethargy, low-grade fever, and cough, and to take steps to prevent contact between your cattle and wild animals.”Bovine tuberculosis is a chronic bacterial disease that affects primarily cattle, but can be transmitted to any warm-blooded animal. While clinical signs are not visible, in early stages, signs that the disease is progressing may include emaciation, lethargy, weakness, anorexia, low-grade fever and pneumonia with a chronic, moist cough.  Cattle owners who notice any of these signs in their livestock should contact their veterinarian immediately.Hunters should take precautions to protect themselves, including wearing gloves when field dressing animals and fully cooking all meat. Deer can be infected without noticeable signs of disease, like the doe that tested positive in Indiana. Hunters who notice signs of TB in wildlife should contact the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife at 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543).last_img read more

IPL 2011: Kolkata aim for home triumph against Rajasthan

first_imgThe away battle won, Kolkata Knight Riders will aim to win the home contest as well when they take on Rajasthan Royals in the return leg of the Indian Premier League at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.The Knight Riders on Friday stopped the Rajasthan Royals’ two- match winning run with a clinical nine- wicket victory in Jaipur.The two sides now meet again with the hosts overwhelming favourites this time.The new- look Knight Riders under Gautam Gambhir started Season IV shakily against Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings losing the battle from a winning position.But the Knight Riders, who shunned local hero Sourav Ganguly, earned back the confidence of the city with an easy win over Deccan Chargers in their first home match.From there on, Knight Riders looked unruffled against the more fancied Royals in their away match that saw some failed strategies by the wily Shane Warne.The Aussie legend raised many eyebrows by keeping an in- form Shane Watson at number four in the batting order. With Watson not opening, Rajasthan Royals failed to get the blistering start that is so needed in Twenty20s.Fresh from his 185 not out with a record 15 sixes against Bangladesh, Watson scored 22 from 13 balls.Bangladesh skipper Shakib al Hasan, who saw Watson wreck his side a few days ago, did the Aussie all- rounder in after being hit for two sixes as Royals gave the Knight Riders a target of 160.Chasing the tricky target, the Knight Riders did not look in any trouble at all. Jacques Kallis was at his consistent best for his third consecutive half- century – – this time an unbeaten 80.advertisementGambhir played a skipper’s knock of 75 not out as he took the attack to Warne, who returned wicket- less conceding 28 in his four overs.Form on their side, Knight Riders boast of a balanced line- up and have three consecutive home matches lined up next.With runs under his belt, Gambhir can surely look forward to opening the batting with Kallis. In Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Eoin Morgan and Shakib, the Knight Riders batting runs deep and looks devastating.Their bowling too has got a boost with the addition of Aussie pace spearhead Brett Lee and Shakib.But even after the loss at home, it would be a folly to rule out Warne at the Eden.-With PTI inputslast_img read more

Shillong clubs rule in Federation Cup

first_imgIt was a day when the clubs from Shillong dominated their big brothers at the Federation Cup.While Royal Wahingdoh defeated Churchill Brothers 2-1 at the Balewadi Sports Complex, in Pune, another Shillong out-fit Lajong FC stunned Mohun Bagan 3-1 at the same ground on Monday.Wahingdoh Skipper Seityasen Singh gave his team the lead in the 29th minute. Jackichand Singh doubled the lead in the 53rd minute with a solo effort from the mid-field. Henry did pull one back but it was a bit too late.In Lajong’s match, Lalhimthara took his team forward in the 45th minute only for Odafa Okolie to restore parity in the 58th minute. Johnny Meyongar put Lajong ahead again in the 74th minute with James Gbilee scoring the third in the 81st minute. With this defeat Bagan’s journey in the Federation Cup ended.In other matches, Dempo beat Mohammedan Sporting 3-1 in Kolkata while defending champions East Bengal defeated Pune FC 2-1.Ranti Martins opened the account for Dempo in the third minute. Clifford Miranda then doubled the score with Koko Sakibu scoring the third. Stanley in the 66th minute. In the other match, East Bengal’s Scottish recruit Alan Gow put them ahead in the 42nd minute. Jeje Lalpekhlua equalised for Pune in the 57th minute but in the 82nd minute Robin Singh struck the winner.last_img read more

War on terror: Kabul celebrates liberation from Taliban by the Northern Alliance

first_imgHOPE ROLLS IN: Residents of Kabul, some exuberant, some cautious, watch Northern Alliance tanks rumble down the streets of the capitalWith an abandon he said he had not felt in years, 17-year-old Ahmad Zaki chased down a soccer ball on the dusty Wazeer field in central Kabul on Thursday, November,HOPE ROLLS IN: Residents of Kabul, some exuberant, some cautious, watch Northern Alliance tanks rumble down the streets of the capitalWith an abandon he said he had not felt in years, 17-year-old Ahmad Zaki chased down a soccer ball on the dusty Wazeer field in central Kabul on Thursday, November 15. His teammates and opponents yelped in delight as they ran after him, laughing at the tightness of his athletic shorts. He hadn’t worn them since he was 13.Their skills rusty but their enthusiasm at a peak Zaki and his friends took advantage of the third day of the Taliban’s absence in the Afghan capital to break at least two rules laid down by the hardline regime after it captured Kabul in 1996: playing sports and wearing short pants. “I’ve been waiting for this moment since I was young,” Zaki said, out of breath during a pause in the game. “Now I hope I can play every day.”KICKING AWAY THE PAST: A Kabul civilian pays his tribute to a dead soldier of his former Taliban rulersSmall scenes like this played out across the capital in the immediate aftermath of Northern Alliance troops taking control of the streets on November 13. They were the first signs of the tentative rebirth of a city. A boxing club – closed in 1997 by the Taliban, who wanted to turn it into a sandal factory – was refitted with its former punching bags and readied to reopen.In the Jamhuriat marketplace, cassette vendors blared previously forbidden Indian and Persian pop music from tiny loudspeakers, and openly hawked cassettes featuring pictures of unveiled beauties to crowds of young men and boys. Even a few western titles, such as a recording by Jennifer Lopez and the soundtrack of Legends of the Fall, could be found among the formerly dreary music selection.advertisementA few days earlier, customers who hoped to buy such wares had to arrange to meet the vendor at a secret location. “Under the Taliban, we were allowed to sell only religious music and recorded readings of the holy Koran,” said Ahmad Farid, who operates a cassette stall with his brother, Nisar. THE COLOUR OF VENGEANCE: Bodies of Taliban soldiers on the road leading to Kabul”Now I think business will improve.” It had been a heady 48 hours. As Northern Alliance troops rolled into Kabul on November 13 morning despite assurances they would remain outside the city, tens of thousands of surprised residents poured into the streets to welcome the new force in control of the capital, with expressions ranging from cautious optimism to uninhibited joy.After a hasty withdrawal of Taliban officials and military forces on Monday night, an estimated 6,000 Northern Alliance soldiers and police waited just hours before capturing Afghanistan’s biggest prize. At 10 a.m., the first truck-loads of heavily armed fighters entered the city from the north, fanning out to key staging areas, and drawing cheers, especially from young people who had chafed at the repressive Taliban regime.A cart carrying civilians gives way to a Northern Alliance T-62 tank speeding towards Rabat”This is unbelievable, like suddenly being let out of prison,” said 23-year-old Wafiulah Darwish as he waved at passing trucks overloaded with soldiers. “Last night the Taliban left, today the United Front arrives, and tomorrow I will shave my beard and buy a pair of jeans.”But many older residents of Kabul were more guarded in their enthusiasm, having endured nearly a quarter-century of almost constant clashes between forces tugging for control of the capital. “The mujahideen have been here before and made a mess of things, just like the Taliban and the Russians,” said Nabit Marzai, 63. “We will see if this lot can behave better.”Despite his doubts, though, Marzai could not help but return the traditional Afghan greeting, his right hand over his heart, to a group of soldiers. Fears that a Northern Alliance takeover of Kabul could result in wide – spread looting and violence seemed, for the moment, largely unfounded. But the deployment also failed to prevent scattered incidents of mob violence.LIFE STYLE, STRIFE-STYLE: A young girl stands in front of dresses on display in Kabul. Women forced to wear burqas were suddenly welcome at shops selling western-style clothing, reflecting a sartorial tectonic shiftIn a neighbourhood near the Kabul airport, more than a hundred Afghan residents dragged a man they identified as Pakistani through the streets, punching him and pelting him with stones to cheers of “Death to Pakistan!” Northern Alliance forces eventually arrived and hustled the man into a bus.At the home of Taliban Defence Minister Mullah Obaidullah, who apparently fled the city on the night of Monday, November 12, Northern Alliance guards kept Pakistan resident Abdul Ghani locked in a downstairs bathroom, his wrists bound with a headscarf. Claiming to have been brought forcibly to Afghanistan to fight with the Taliban, Ghani had been “arrested” on the street by Kabul residents early on Tuesday morning, said guard Mohammad Aziz. “We will keep him here until we have the facilities to put him on trial,” said Aziz. advertisementAn Afghan man shakes hands with a teenaged neighbour in the sort of streetside encounter that was banned by the Taliban and would probably give Mullah Omar the shivers”He will not be physically harmed.” Other areas of the city bore more grisly signs of a chaotic shift of power. In a park near the city centre, the bodies of three men identified by onlookers as Taliban sympathisers lay bloodied by multiple gunshot wounds. On the northern outskirts of town, the corpses of four apparent Taliban fighters were strewn by a roadside, their mouths stuffed with Pakistani banknotes by killers angry at the neighbouring country’s support for the Taliban.Widespread looting was reported in the early morning hours of November 13, including at a Red Cross storage facility and the home of one of the organisation’s expatriate staff members.PSSST PLEASURES: Kabulis ogle at postcards of Indian actorsSuch reports were cited by the Northern Alliance as justification for the takeover of the city. “We had not planned to move into Kabul, but when the Taliban left there were many bad elements in the city, with weapons at their disposal who put at risk the safety of the citizens,” said Abdullah Abdullah, the foreign minister of the Northern Alliance’s political wing.Though relatively efficient because of the sheer numbers of soldiers on the streets, the first steps at law enforcement by the Northern Alliance appeared somewhat confused. Newly inaugurated police officers, wearing confiscated traffic warden helmets, checked many cars for weapons, but seemed bewildered in their efforts to control the frenzied flow of automobiles, bicycles, and pedestrians.A man carries a video player out of a shopA few of the city’s traffic wardens who remained after the Taliban’s exit offered tips to their new colleagues. “My bosses fled with the Taliban, but they said I should just go to work as usual,” said Nuraghman Omani, a 13-year veteran of traffic control in Kabul.”Now maybe I will get a promotion. The early changes in the behaviour of Kabul residents were far from universal. At the Shahala family’s home-based, underground beauty parlour, formerly illegal due to the Taliban edict against women wearing makeup, patriarchs barred foreign visitors from seeing the beauticians and their customers. “We do not allow access to our women,” said Sahid Sahala, who declined to give the name of his sister who runs the beauty parlour.A young Afghan shaves for the first time in five years”Even if we open a legitimate salon some day, we will provide access to customers only. As in other areas of Afghanistan, most women in Kabul continued in public to wear the head-to-toe burqas; a few shed the heavy garment and showed their faces for the first time. The Northern Alliance announced that it would encourage women to seek employment outside their homes and to gain an education – both forbidden under Taliban rule. That announcement came over the airwaves of the newly renamed Radio Afghanistan, and the radio station quickly followed the advice; it hired three women to read the news. The station also played popular Afghan music along with public service announcements urging residents to stay calm, obey the law, and return to work.advertisementVANQUISHED: Taliban prisoners on the way to Kabul. Some of the few Taliban sympathisers who remained in Kabul were shot dead, while a suspected Pakistani bore the brunt of mob furyDespite the public relations push, the Northern Alliance had to square many circles. A battle still raged in Jalalabad and Kandahar. The leadership issue was still a question mark. At a traffic booth near the empty Ministry of Communication building, a crowd of about 30 men jostled for a better view of a photocopied image of Ahmed Shah Masood, the Alliance’s war hero, assassinated in September. Most of the onlookers refused to budge as others tried to elbow in for a view.FREEDOM ON AIR: The logo of Radio Afghanistan being reinstalled in Kabul. The station has hired three women newscasters.For at least 15 minutes, those close enough read again and again the quote inscribed below Masood’s photo: “We may find enough food to eat and enough water to drink, but life is meaningless without emancipation.” “We are all still in mourning for our lost leader,” said Bariolai Osmoni, 38. “My only wish is that our country can produce other great leaders who can make Afghanistan proud and independent.”Throw in “peaceful” and “stable” and you have the whole world’s prayers.last_img read more

PBA dreams big

first_imgLATEST STORIES The Leo Awards, where the past season’s best individual performers will be feted, will also be held that day.June Mar Fajardo of defending champion San Miguel Beer will shoot for a fifth straight Most Valuable Player trophy and improve his all-time record many think will never be broken.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSan Miguel won the Philippine Cup during the four years that Fajardo was MVP.A total of 54,086 fans watched Game 7 of the Governors’ Cup title series between the Kings and the Meralco Bolts in October 2017, and though the PBA is not looking at even coming close to that, booking Ginebra for an opening day game is the most feasible idea in the cavernous venue. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Asiad medalists banner team PH bid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion So far, only the noontime show Eat Bulaga, on Oct. 24, 2015, has managed to fill the Philippine Arena and lured a bigger audience than the Ginebra-Meralco Finals duel.With Magnolia coming off a championship days before Christmas and needing to rest, the reigning Governors’ Cup champion will not see action until at least the third week of the elimination round of the Philippine Cup.It will be just the second time that the PBA will open at Philippine Arena after the first one in 2014 when boxing icon Manny Pacquiao joined Kia against Blackwater and Ginebra played Talk ‘N Text in front of 52,612 fans.As always, the traditional parade of teams and their muses will be one of the highlights of the affair, as well as well-thought of production numbers.The preseason press conference will be held on Jan. 8 at Conrad Hotel in Pasay, before the league’s first-ever Media Day at Solaire Resort and Casino two days later starting 1 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? The PBA wants to draw another mammoth crowd on Jan. 13 at Philippine Arena in Bulacan, like this Ginebra-Meralco Governors’Cup Finals match in October 2017 that listed a record 54,086 fans in attendance. —TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netThe Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) will be deep in thought within the next few days as it determines an opponent for Barangay Ginebra that could more or less guarantee box-office success when the league takes the lid off of its 44th season on Jan. 13.To be held at the 55,000-seater Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, it is a no-brainer that the league would want all those seats occupied, with PBA commissioner Willie Marcial, according to sources, sure to tap the Gin Kings to play.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Hardik Pandya asked to prove fitness by National Cricket Academy

first_imgHardik Pandya is yet to fully recover from a back injury he suffered during the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates in September.It seems the BCCI selection committee does not want to rush Pandya’s comeback as he been asked to rest and work on improving fitness by the medical staff at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru, according to a report in the ESPNCricinfo.Pandya, who was part of the India A squad for the third and final four-day unofficial Test against New Zealand A and also three one-dayers, will now miss the competitive matches.But Pandya is likely to be seen back in action in Baroda’s Ranji Trophy match against Mumbai from December 14.Also read: Hardik Pandya eyes India comeback in ODI series against AustraliaPandya had suffered a lower-back injury during India’s match against Pakistan at the Asia Cup. Pandya had to be carried off on a stretcher after he landed awkwardly in his delivery stride following the fifth ball of his fourth over.The injury ruled him out of the tournament that India went on to win for the seventh time.The 25-year-old was recently seen smoking at Sakshi Dhoni’s birthday bash. However, the all-rounder was a couple of days later seen sweating at nets.Pandya is a key member of the Indian side and the team management would hope for him to recover in time for the ODIs in Australia in January. India will play a three-match ODI series from January 12-18.In Hardik’s absence, his elder brother Krunal Pandya is making the most of the opportunities in the national side.advertisementAlso read: Hardik laughed at me for conceding 50-plus runs in Brisbane, says Krunal PandyaAfter a good debut against the Windies in the T20Is, Krunal was also picked for the T20 series in Australia. Krunal became the third most expensive Indian bowler in a Twenty20 International when he conceded 55 runs without picking a wicket in the first T20 against Australia in Brisbane last week.However, the all-rounder produced a better performance in the second game before his match-winning show in the third T20 that helped India level the series against Australia.Krunal set a new record in the third and final match against Australia on Sunday as he registered the best bowling figures by an Indian in the format on Australian soil.Krunal picked up a four-wicket haul and gave away just 36 runs from his four overs to help India restrict Australia to 164 for 6. India then rode on Virat Kohli’s unbeaten fifty to chase down the target with 6 wickets in hand.Also see:last_img read more