Former biology prof. dies at 92

first_imgJulian Pleasants, associate professor emeritus of biological sciences at Notre Dame, died Sept. 17 at the age of 92, according to a University press release. Pleasants graduated from Notre Dame in 1939 and began working at LOBUND, the University’s germ-free research center, in 1944, according to the press release issued Thursday. He earned his doctorate in microbiology from Notre Dame in 1966, and worked in germ-free research for the rest of his career. In addition to his work teaching and researching at Notre Dame, Pleasants worked throughout his life as a Catholic social activist and peace activist. He joined the Catholic Worker movement at the end of the Great Depression. In 1941, he helped create South Bend’s first Catholic Worker house of hospitality to serve meals made from Notre Dame’s dining hall leftovers to unemployed men. As a member of the Catholic Worker movement he joined a community of Catholic social activists, which included Catholic writer and editor Eugene Geissler and Notre Dame professor Willis Nutting. He began to correspond with his future wife, Mary Jane Brady, when she was editor of “Life and Home” magazine. They married in 1948. In 1949, Pleasants, his wife and other members of the Notre Dame theology program, in which he studied for a master’s degree, purchased an 80-acre farm in Granger to live in a communal, religious setting and work closely with the land. He and his wife raised seven children in that community. The Pleasants were also founding members of Little Flower Catholic Church. Pleasants, his family and other members of the community sought to integrate faith, Catholic liturgy, social justice and the importance of life into their lifestyles. He was a volunteer at South Bend’s Logan Center and a founding member of Friends of l’Arche, both of which serve the developmentally disabled. Pleasants died at the Sanctuary at Holy Cross. He is survived by three daughters, four sons and 17 grandchildren. There will be a visitation today from 5 to 7 p.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, both at Little Flower Catholic Church on 54191 Ironwood Rd. Contributions in Pleasants’ memory can be made to the Logan Center or Little Flower Catholic Church.last_img read more

Intentionality starts with breathing

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Three simple words, three simple actions, one game changer. I recently read the book “Pause Breathe Smile” by Gary Gach. The core focus of the book deals with intentionality. To stop and focus, even just for a moment, on your breathing. It sounds simple enough but in the crazy world of notifications and their accompanying questions popping up all day long, it is easy to let our lizard brain take over and handle the automatic part of breathing for us.You may be writing me off as a hippy at this point, but please keep reading. This is more of a mindset change than meditation practice. It starts with the simple act of paying attention to your breath and then expanding that scope to ultimately cover each action you are doing.I know we have all sent an email to the wrong person (I can’t be the only one). We have all signed off on a project only to later find a looming error. Taking the time to be intentional in each of our actions can fix the vast majority of these mistakes that lessen our quality and cause unnecessary stress. But with only so much time in a day, it is important to curb the amount of time spent on mistakes by catching them before they make their way into your projects.last_img read more

Trump haters and Clinton haters: Put a sock in it.

first_imgNow go and find, if you can, the June 7 Local section of the Daily Gazette and take a look at Marc Schultz’s Page 1 photo of Dean Akinyele and Imani Webster. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Take a good look at it.If you can look at this up-to-date depiction of an All-American classic — a suitable subject for a modern-day Norman Rockwell — and not smile, then I’d think there was something wrong with at least one of us.Former President George H. W. Bush (41) used to advocate for Americans to become points of light, as in letting our lights shine. Well, here are two.Thank you, Daily Gazette.K.D. REYNOLDSMaltaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Ashtead and Forum Complete Joint Venture

first_imgAshtead Technology and Forum Energy Technologies have completed their joint venture, with effect from January 03, 2018.As part of the transaction, Forum Energy Technologies contributed its subsea rentals business, which traded as Forum Subsea Rentals.The business, which will trade as Ashtead Technology, will service all major subsea hubs from its bases in Aberdeen, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, London and Houston.Allan Pirie, CEO of the combined business, trading as Ashtead Technology, said: “With a fleet of 19,000 assets valued in excess of $139 million, and the ability to service all major subsea hubs, we become a business of significant scale and enhanced capability that is well placed to support our customers’ project requirements.“We are ready and looking forward to helping address our customers’ challenges head-on.”last_img read more

UGL scores Gorgon, Wheatstone contracts

first_imgSatellite image of the Gorgon LNG plant on Barrow Island (Image courtesy of Chevron)Australia’s UGL, a unit of CIMIC Group, has won contracts on the Chevron-operated Gorgon and Wheatstone liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects.The contracts are for maintenance and turnaround services at the LNG facilities located in Western Australia.UGL said in a statement on Friday that, under the contracts, it will deliver mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and access services for maintenance, plant turnaround and brownfield execution services.UGL has also been awarded contract extensions to supply maintenance and turnaround services for existing clients in the oil and gas sector in Western Australia and for an existing client’s assets across Victoria.These contracts together with the LNG contracts “will generate a combined revenue to UGL of approximately $200 million and be executed over a multiple-year period,” UGL said in the statement.last_img read more

IMCA national champions receive Kirkey Racing Fabrication awards

first_imgST. ANDREWS WEST, Ont. – Eight IMCA national champions will defend their crowns next year with post-2017 season awards from Kirkey Racing Fabrication.The IMCA Modified national champion receives an 88 series layback containment seat while the IMCA Rac­eSaver Sprint Car national champion earns a 79 series containment seat courtesy of the St. Andrews West, Ont., manu­facturer and accessories retailer.The 11th year IMCA sponsor also gives $250 product certificates to top drivers in national standings for IMCA Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.“Kirkey Racing prides itself in building an affordable and safe aluminum containment seat for all levels of IMCA racing divisions. Our 3D design and CAD CAM manufacturing ensures seats are consistent in fit and quality. In stock or short lead times ensure the racer has product when they need it in this busy racing environment,” owner Steve Kirkey said. “Kirkey would like to thank all of the members for supporting us and we look forward to serving you for many years to come.”All Kirkey awards will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November.Information about seats and other Kirkey products is available at the www.kirkeyracing.com website, on Face­book or by calling 613 938-4885.“Kirkey has become the unofficial seat of IMCA racing, both through the sheer volume of seats our members are competing with and because they make some of the best containment and standard options on the market,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder commented. “They’ve always spent their energy focused on what’s safe and affordable for weekly racers and been excellent to work with.”last_img read more

Effort of swarming defense forces 26 turnovers in SU win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments One play by Carmen Tyson-Thomas embodied the change in the Syracuse women’s basketball team’s mentality. It was the difference between a hard-fought, three-point win over Northeastern and a 41-point blowout over Cornell. Near the end of the first half, Tyson-Thomas lunged after a tipped pass along the sideline. Unable to control it, she went diving into the first row of seats to save it. She kept the ball in play, but it went right into the arms of Cornell’s Allie Munson. Tyson-Thomas jumped up and sprinted back toward the SU basket. She leaped, yelled and emphatically blocked what appeared to be an easy layup for the Big Red’s Spencer Lane. The SU bench erupted. ‘It was just a hustle play,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘I saved it, and then I just rotated on the backside. … And I whammed that thing out of bounds.’ Though Tyson-Thomas’ rejection was the highlight, her aggression on the defensive end was matched by her teammates. After a game in which the Orange gave up 14 3-pointers to Northeastern, the Syracuse defense buckled down against Cornell. SU’s active hands forced 26 Big Red turnovers — 18 of which were steals — on the way to an 86-45 lashing of a team picked to finish second-to-last in the Ivy League.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Syracuse’s defensive adjustments came after a game in which it gave up countless open looks to Northeastern’s perimeter players. Huskies guard Rachael Pecota poured in seven 3-pointers by herself in the Orange’s comeback win on Friday. Disappointed with the way his team played in the half-court defense and the full-court press, SU head coach Quentin Hillsman sat his players down in practice to go over the scheme in detail prior to Monday’s game. ‘We got back in the gym and just really sat down and talked about what’s important in that pressure defense,’ Hillsman said. ‘We went and we made an adjustment, and the girls really responded to what we asked them to do, so the press was very effective.’ Tyson-Thomas said the biggest adjustment the team made was effort. Instead of watching its opponent win every loose ball and take an uncontested shot, SU brought an added level of energy that wasn’t there last Friday. This time, the defense forced Cornell into 26 turnovers, which led to 26 points at the other end of the court. During the team’s 34-4 run to pull away from the Big Red, the Orange forced 15 turnovers in a span of 12:13. ‘We weren’t getting the 50-50 balls (against Northeastern),’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘We weren’t diving, we weren’t getting team rebounds, so that’s what we tried to work on more this game. Hustling more, getting on the floor, diving for loose balls.’ And despite a lead of more than 40 points in the second half, that heightened level of intensity didn’t wear off. Twice on the same possession, freshman Phylesha Bullard knocked a ball out of bounds with fewer than six minutes to play. Minutes later, fellow freshman Rachel Coffey lunged out of bounds underneath the basket and into the media table to save a ball with a 41-point lead and the game already well in hand. Four players on the SU roster had at least three steals Monday night. And the team’s 18 total steals were equal to the number of points Cornell scored in the second half. ‘We always come to the next game prepared, making up for the stuff that we didn’t do last game,’ junior forward Iasia Hemingway said. In addition to getting its hands in the passing lane, Syracuse also cut down on the amount of open 3-pointers it allowed. After 61 percent of the points it allowed to Northeastern came from behind the 3-point arc, Syracuse allowed six fewer triples to the Big Red. The zone was active in the half-court defense, and the full-court press didn’t allow Cornell to score a single fast-break point. The team corrected some of its mistakes from Friday’s surprisingly tough three-point win, Hillsman said. Now he has to hope the defensive pressure sticks around. ‘Obviously it’s a better night from last time,’ he said. ‘I’m very happy that we took care of some deficiencies.’ mjcohe02@syr.educenter_img Published on November 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

Noah Singelmann’s game-winning goal provides Syracuse breakthrough, 3-2 win over Cornell

first_img Published on September 17, 2019 at 9:24 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.edu When freshman Noah Singelmann scored his first goal with Syracuse on Tuesday night, he was puzzled. His game-winning overtime goal had given the Orange their second win of the season. But in Germany, Singelmann wasn’t used to the golden goal rule — first overtime goal wins — used in collegiate soccer. “I was a little bit confused that it was over but it’s a great feeling,” Singelmann said. SU head coach Ian McIntyre said that the Orange had to be better off of restarts from out of play after the Sept. 8 game against New Hampshire. They had conceded a last-second goal against the Wildcats, then Singelmann had his chance to score off a restart in the 98th minute. He turned his back to goal, corralled the ball into his feet before he turned and fired his left-footed shot off the far-left post and into the goal. Syracuse’s three-game streak of ties was over. Finally, the Orange found a winning goal after trailing two separate times. What McIntyre described postgame as a “moment of quality” from Singelmann helped Syracuse (2-1-3, 0-0-1 Atlantic Coast) grab the winner, defeating Cornell (2-2), 3-2, on Tuesday night at SU Soccer Stadium. As McIntyre recounted the freshman’s score, goalkeeper Christian Miesch wrapped his arm around Singelmann and repeated his head coach’s remark. “We came back and found a way to win the game,” McIntyre said. “To find a way to get a winner against a good team tonight and to get over the line. I think it was a very even game. It could have gone either way.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGavin Liddell | Staff PhotographerThe Orange had already squandered one- and two-goal leads against Yale and New Hampshire, respectively. After SU took the defending ACC champions Louisville to extra time in a draw last Saturday, the Orange were left with a mixed bag of results and performances. Syracuse and Cornell played a congested, sloppy first half that featured three goals scored off poor defending and miscues with the ball. The second half was wide-open and full of chances, but neither team could convert one. Extra time was the breakthrough. SU finally finished off a game. It was outshot and probably fortunate not to concede at the end of regulation, but the Orange finally found their finishing prowess in extra time.Before the Orange’s improved finishing earned them their first win in four matches, SU’s failure to play out of the back led to the opening goal within 120 seconds of the game’s start. Cornell attacking midfielder Harry Fuller whipped in a cross that missed its intended attacker, but fell to forward George Pedlow, whose left footed shot wrong-footed SU goalie Christian Miesch to give the Big Red a 1-0 lead. “That’s one white, that’s one!” Cornell’s goalkeeper Ryan Shellow shouted.Massimo Ferrin lofted in a free kick a minute later that missed all of the Syracuse attackers and Cornell defenders. It took a high bounce, and Shellow didn’t react quick enough as the ball hopped into the top corner to knot the game at one. “We would prefer it if the other team got out of the way,” McIntyre quipped. “If you can put the ball in dangerous areas, you’ve got a chance. Hopefully some guys get a touch. That first goal was huge because we conceded so early.”Cornell earned a free kick just inside midfield, but when the lofted ball came into the box into the 19th minute, Miesch was unable to corral it out of the air. He instead dropped it into the mix of players vying for the ball. The ball dropped to the feet of Cornell’s Ryan Bayne, whose ground shot reached the back of the net to restore Cornell’s 2-1 lead. Now on his knees after the goal, Miesch pounded both of his fists into the grass four times. Once play restarted after a foul later in the half, SU’s Simon Triantafillou sent in a lofted ball to 5-foot-7 Ryan Raposo, who out-leaped a defender and headed the ball in forward Severin Soerlie’s direction. Soerlie needed just two touches, one to stop the ball and another to turn and fire it into the goal to level the game at two.Amy Nakamura | Co-Digital EditorIn the second half, Syracuse’s defense was reeling. Scrambling. Scrounging up any defense it could to prevent Cornell from taking the lead. “In the second half, we had about 20 minutes we were drowning,” Miesch said. The Big Red probed and tested the Orange on set pieces and from open play, culminating in a Pedlow bicycle kick attempt that generated “Oh!”s from the crowd but sailed wide of Miesch’s net. SU midfielder Brian Hawkins tried an overhead kick of his own minutes later at the other end of the pitch, but a Cornell defender cleared it. When the ball sat up for Cornell’s Emeka Eneli in the center of the box after a corner kick, the Big Red should’ve scored the winning goal. But Eneli dragged the ball wide of the post with four minutes to go. Instead of celebrating a likely winner, Eneli put his hands on his face and turned to jog back for the goal kick. The Big Red had their chances to win it in regulation, and another chance in extra time. But Singelmann’s finish off the throw-in gave SU the win. A win the Orange had spent the last four overtimes searching for. “We hope it will be a big breakthrough,” Singelmann said. “On Saturday we have maybe the biggest game on our schedule in [No. 1] Wake Forest, and it’s good to go in with a win.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Thurles Sarsfields head to Ennis for Munster showdown

first_imgThrow-in at Cusack Park is at 2 o’ clock, with our build-up beginning at 1:30, in association with Flanagan’s on the Lake, Ballina, Killaloe.The other semi-final sees Limerick’s Kilmallock host Sarsfields of Cork, with throw-in also at 2:00.At the same time in Newcastlewest, Inane Rovers will take on Limerick side Glin in a Munster Club Junior Football Quarter-Final.There’s also plenty happening around the county; Portroe play Lorrha in a North U21 B Hurling tie in Cloughjordan from 11:30.At 12:00 Cappawhite/Treacys face Knockavilla Kickhams in Annacarty in group 2 of the West U21 B Hurling Championship, with Lattin hosting the Group 1 clash between Golden-Kilfeacle and Éire Óg Anacarty/Donohill.Also throwing-in at 12:00 is the County Junior B Football Semi-Final at Kickham Park, where Moyne/Templetuohy will be up against Moycarkey-Borris.And two games are down for decision from 2:30- Cahir versus Killenaule in Monroe from Group 1 of the South’s U21 B Hurling Championship.And in Puckane it’s Burgess versus Kilruane MacDonaghs in a North U21 A Hurling Loser’s Group matchup.Turning to ladies football and the County Minor A Final will take place in Duneske, with Moyle Rovers playing Brian Boru’s from 2:00. Tipperary’s new county senior hurling champions face Clare’s double champions Cratloe in a Munster Club Semi-Final in Ennis later.Sarsfields Selector Paddy McCormack says they’re wary of the threat posed by today’s opponentsYou can hear full live coverage of the game here on Tipp FM.last_img read more

Anxiety Grips NFF Officials as AFCON 2019 Not in Ministry’s Budget

first_imgNo reason has been adduced for his action even as his beef with the leadership of the NFF remains an open secret till he bowed out of office on May 29 with other ministers.Credible sources at the Glass House confided in THISDAY at the weekend that the NFF submitted its budget three times to Dalung but are now surprised that it was not included in the envelope of the ministry.With the AFCON 2019 less than three weeks to kick off, NFF officials have no other options but to go cap in hand to some of its partners and sponsors to raise the funds needed to prosecute the African football showpiece.“Unlike the World Cup where FIFA bankrolls the preparations and participation of all qualified team, the AFCON is a different ball game. CAF does not fund take care of feeding and logistics (flying from one venue to another) and other sundry expenses apart from accommodation during the competition,” revealed an official of the federation last night.Since the Amaju Pinnick administration at the NFF, the federation has to a large extent stemmed quarrels over players’ allowances. The board also secured sponsorship from its partner, AITEO that is used to bankroll salaries of national team coaches.However, with this exclusion of its budget from the ministry’s envelope, there is now the likelihood of a return of those rancorous days where players sometimes abandon training in protests over owed bonuses.The top official who did not want his name in print threw further light on the situation. “We duly submitted our budget to the ministry. In fact, we went to the Minister three times to ensure that there are no issues, but we informed that it was removed by the immediate past minister, Solomon Dalung before it was forwarded for the approval of the Presidency.”NFF only discovered last week that its budget was dropped when it started to make enquiry about getting the money it needs to prosecute the AFCON 2019.“We only discovered that our budget was not in the envelope submitted by the ministry a few days ago.“So, we are now left to look for resources to take care of our teams’ preparation and participation in their various competitions and we don’t have much time to do this,” stressed the very bitter NFF official.Apart from the AFCON, Nigeria is also involved in the on-going FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland and the FIFA Women’s World Cup scheduled to kick off on Friday. Nigeria has also qualified for the African U-23 Nations Cup and the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which are also scheduled for this year.In his reaction on the dropped NFF budget, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Olusade Adesola said the ministry should not be held responsible if the NFF’s expenditure is not in the federal budget because the “federation is an independent parastatal.”According to Adesola, “the NFF is responsible for its own budget, which in most cases is included in the Sports Ministry’s envelope.“You know the resources are not limited and so things are prioritized based on available resources. If the NFF did not submit its budget, it is not the ministry’s fault. Most times they choose to do things their own way independent of the ministry,”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been dealt a fatal blow as its budget for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations scheduled to kick off on June 21 in Egypt was excluded from that submitted by the Federal Ministry of  Youth and Sports Development for appropriation.Immediate past Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, is been fingered as the one who allegedly dropped the NFF budget for the AFCON 2019 and other sundry competitions this year from what his ministry submitted to run the sector this year.last_img read more