Kick-It for Kevin raises money for cancer

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Joe Pinto The off-campus senior team poses after winning Kick-It for Kevin, the annual charity kickball tournament hosted by Sorin College. Eighteen student teams competed Saturday in the tournament in its seventh year.Holland, a resident assistant in Sorin, was part of the Hall Staff team, competing against 18 other teams for bragging rights and the coveted kickball champion title. He and his team advanced to the quarterfinals, where they faced off against a team of Sorin juniors.After five extra innings, the Hall Staff team lost a heartbreaker by a single run.“The one missing piece from my resume is a Kick-It for Kevin title,” Holland, who is set to graduate this spring, said.This year marked the seventh annual charity kickball tournament, the dorm’s signature event started to honor Kevin Healey, a former resident and member of the class of 2011 who died from brain cancer in 2009.Each year, Sorin partners with Kick-It, a national organization that raises money for pediatric cancer research. The Ohio-based nonprofit helps sponsor charity kickball tournaments across the country.“Kick-It for Kevin is one of the pillars of what makes Sorin great,” Holland said. “It’s great because we’re raising money for a great cause, but we’re also having a great time with everyone in the dorm.”Sophomore Joe Pinto, the Kick-It for Kevin commissioner, said this year’s event raised about $7,000, a new record.“It’s the perfect fundraiser,” he said. “Because you need to do something that’s fun and will be able to get people out, but also something that all people can and want to play.”This year, Pinto said he tried to make the tournament — which moved back to its former location on Bond Quad — a campus-wide event. It had a number of local corporate sponsors that donated gift cards and food, including Einstein Bros, Meijer, BarBici, Five Guys and Chipotle.Kick-It merchandise was offered as fundraising incentives, Pinto added. Some of the seniors have collected quite a lot of gear over the year.For Pinto, the event is a way to honor a special member of the Sorin community.“It’s pretty cool to be able to see a dorm that has so much history and so much tradition remember one person like this,” he said. “I think this is our way of giving back to him and giving back to his memory.”In a dorm that has housed students since 1888, not many students can boast a legacy that rivals Healey’s.“When you hear stories about Kevin and hear people that did know him talk about him, he just really stood for a lot of great qualities that we want in Sorin and in Notre Dame,” Holland said.Healey didn’t let his illness get the best of him, Holland said. Instead, he tried to make the most of the time he had at Notre Dame.“It’s always great to take a few hours to go out and play kickball and have some burgers and hot dogs,” he said. “It’s about enjoying our time here as college students all together.”Fr. Bob Loughery said this is his seventh year as the rector of Sorin College; he’s never seen a year at Notre Dame without a kickball tournament.Loughery also played on the Hall Staff team. Though he didn’t get the victory he wanted, he said the overall event was a big success.“I think the guys show, year after year, when they come together to do something, it gets done,” he said. “It’s always a highlight.”Tags: Kick-It for Kevin, kickball, Sorin College Senior Ethan Holland walked out the back door of Sorin College on Saturday morning in pursuit of a single goal: a victory in the dorm’s annual Kick-It For Kevin kickball tournament.last_img read more

‘Scale Shock.’

first_img If you want to be a healthy weight, you have to exercise. — Connie Crawley A healthy weight for you is whatever you weigh when you eat a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regularly. — Connie Crawley For starters, don’t rush into any kind of diet.”Go back to your normal, healthy eating habits,” Crawley said. “Eat three moderate meals a day and allow time to rebalance your diet.”After a week or more, you’ll get a more reliable count of the pounds you’ve gained. “Then you can decide what little things to do to get the weight back off,” she said.Don’t Skip MealsDon’t skip meals or cut out broad groups such as breads or fats. Make little changes, such as cutting out the chips or the extra margarine. “You always need a balanced, healthy diet of foods in all groups,” she said.Trimming dietary fats can be important. But don’t try to eliminate them. “A totally fat-free diet wouldn’t be good for you,” Crawley said. “Fats make fat-soluble vitamins available to you. And they make your diet more satisfying.”Americans do tend to eat too many fats, she said. Generally, fats should be no more than 30 percent of the calories you eat. “But that percentage varies from person to person,” she said.’Ideal Weight’ OvervaluedCrawley isn’t a stickler for the “ideal weights” on height-weight charts.”That’s probably not the best way to determine your ideal weight,” she said. “A healthy weight for you is whatever you weigh when you eat a healthy, balanced diet and exercise regularly.”The “ideal weights” from charts sometimes lead people to set unrealistic weight-loss goals. The healthiest choice, Crawley said, is to monitor what you eat, not what you weigh.Keep a Food Diary”Food diaries are a great way to keep your weight down,” she said. Keep a small notebook with you. Before eating any food or drink, measure or estimate how much you will eat and write it down.”An easy way to estimate,” she said, “is that a half-cup or 4 ounces of anything is about the size of the average man’s wallet or the palm of an average woman’s hand.”By writing down what you plan to eat or drink beforehand, you’re more conscious of how much you’re taking in. And you may consume fewer calories. “Many overweight people are unconscious eaters,” Crawley said.Don’t Set Goals Too HighOn average, dieters are most successful in losing only 10 percent to 15 percent of their preloss weight. Once they’ve lost that, most are satisfied. “They feel better, and they realize how hard that weight loss was,” she said.If you have to focus on a weight-loss goal, make it no more than 15 percent of your preloss weight. If you want to lose more than that, make 15 percent your goal anyway. Once you lose that, you can reevaluate.”Setting too high a weight-loss goal leads to discouragement,” Crawley said. “No diet will be successful if you don’t feel good about yourself.”Exercise Is CriticalExercise is a critical part of weight loss, too. “Include weight training, aerobics and stretching in your regular activities,” she said. So you lost control of your Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s eating. Don’t lose your head now over the “scale shock” from your holiday overindulging.”Use restraint in your postholiday diet,” said Connie Crawley, an Extension Service nutrition and health specialist with the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “To lose weight, you need to exercise five to seven days a week for at least 30 minutes a day,” she said. “But don’t expect to be able to exercise that much at first if you’ve been inactive in the past.”Do less than you think you can at first. Gradually add to the time and intensity of your exercise.The body’s natural appetite controls don’t work, Crawley said, if you’re inactive. “Your body doesn’t know when to stop eating,” she said. “If you want to be a healthy weight, you have to exercise.”last_img read more

What is a SIEM and does my credit union need one?

first_imgYou may have heard about something called a SIEM. You may have even asked yourself: “What is a SIEM, and why does my credit union need it?”What is SIEM?To begin, here is a little background on what a SIEM is. Everybody remembers that centralized logging is a good practice. You never want to have your logs on local devices. Network devices, servers, workstations, firewalls – you want to have those centralized, for a number of reasons. If a hacker were to compromise one of those devices and the logs were stored locally, the intruder would have the ability to manipulate or delete those logs and cover their tracks.Having those logs centralized gets them off the device, making them tamper-resistant (though not 100% tamper-proof, because nothing is) and preventing hackers from covering their tracks. For these reasons, it makes sense to keep all logs centralized.Once you centralize the logs, there are mountains of data. The question becomes – how do you make sense out of those logs? This is where the SIEM proves useful. continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Barclays to sell £900m loan book

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Riot police chase Hong Kong Mother’s Day protesters

first_imgRiot police chased protesters through Hong Kong shopping malls on Sunday as democracy activists launched Mother’s Day flash mob rallies calling for independence and the city’s unpopular leader to resign.The semi-autonomous Chinese city was convulsed by seven straight months of often-violent pro-democracy protests last year with millions hitting the streets. Mass arrests and the coronavirus pandemic ushered in a period of enforced calm. Topics : But with the finance hub successfully tackling its outbreak small protests have bubbled up once more in the last fortnight.Small flashmob demonstrations broke out in at least eight malls throughout Sunday afternoon prompting riot police to rush in and disperse heckling crowds of activists and shoppers.At least three arrests were made while groups of officers conducted multiple stop and searches.Live broadcasts also showed police issuing $2,000 ($260) on the spot fines to those allegedly breaching emergency anti-virus measures banning more than eight people gathering in public.center_img Hong Kong celebrates the American Mother’s Day and protester chat groups had pushed the occasion to focus on chief executive Carrie Lam, a Beijing loyalist appointee.At the start of last year’s protests, Lam likened herself to an exasperated mother — and protesting Hong Kongers to demanding children — in comments that only poured oil on the fire of public anger at the time.Authorities banned an application for a Mother’s Day march so small groups of masked protesters instead played cat and mouse with police in different shopping centers, a tactic used frequently last year.”This is just a warm-up, our protest movement needs to start again,” a university student who gave his name as “B” told AFP. “It’s a sign that the movement is coming back to life, we all need to wake up now.”Lam, who has been staunchly backed by Beijing, has record low approval ratings. She has resisted calls for universal suffrage or an independent inquiry into the police’s handling of the protests.In the New Year she vowed to heal the divisions coursing through Hong Kong but her administration has offered little in the way of reconciliation or a political solution.Arrests and prosecutions have continued apace while Beijing’s offices in the city sparked a constitutional row last month by announcing a greater say in how Hong Kong is run.Plans to pass a law banning insulting China’s national anthem sparked scuffles in the city’s legislature on Friday. Top Beijing officials have suggested opposition lawmakers who blocked the bill with filibustering could be prosecuted and have also called for a new anti-sedition law to be passed.last_img read more

Social taboos hinder Indonesia’s fight against coronavirus

first_imgIn Bali, authorities had aimed to test 2,200 traders in the area of Tabanan but on Tuesday 200 traders failed to turn up.“They are afraid of the stigma,” Klungkung Regent Nyoman Suwirta, told Reuters, “That later if it is discovered they will have to be isolated.”Authorities at Solok market in West Sumatra said 150 there had also refused to be tested.“Maybe there is fear, maybe there is trauma, we need to explore the reasons why,” said Jasman Rizal, the spokesperson of West Sumatra’s COVID-19 Taskforce, “The government must take persuasive action and educate.” Indonesia’s 270 million people are spread across 18,000 islands that span more than 5,000 km (3,000 miles).Some villages in Java and Kalimantan have not allowed funerals for those who have died from COVID-19, afraid the burials could spread the disease, while local doctors have reported that some patients exhibiting symptoms have refused to go to designated coronavirus hospitals because of the stigma they might face.In Sulawesi, one community forcibly retrieved the bodies of suspected coronavirus victims from hospitals so they can be buried according to religious ritual rather than COVID-19 protocol.The application of social distancing measures has varied across the country, with some communities paying little heed to them.Sulfikar Amir, a disaster sociologist at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, told Reuters that stigma arises from limited information.”Stigma is an indicator of how communication and information dissemination in Indonesia hasn’t been successful,” he said.  Indonesian authorities complained on Wednesday that hundreds of people had refused testing for the new coronavirus as social taboos emerge as another obstacle to stopping its spread in the world’s fourth-most populous nation.Indonesia has the highest number of reported infections in Southeast Asia, surpassing 49,000, while at least 2,573 people have died, according to official data, the highest COVID-19 death toll in East Asia outside China.Despite an acceleration in infections, this week hundreds of traditional traders in Bali and Sumatra refused to get tested, even as bustling, densely packed markets have emerged as common coronavirus infection points, officials said.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Mikel Arteta explains Lucas Torreira substitution during Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

first_imgLucas Torreira was hurt following a collision with his Arsenal teammate Nicolas Pepe (Picture: Getty)‘He’s given us a lot but I had to get him off because he wasn’t feeling good.’Matteo Guendouzi was introduced at the start of the second period and although Arsenal lost their stranglehold on the match and conceded an equaliser to Jordan Ayew, Arteta was pleased with the way the young Frenchman equipped himself.He said: ‘Matteo was really good when he came on as well, but Lucas has been in good form.’Despite Palace’s numerical advantage following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s red card, Arsenal came closest to stealing all three points when Nicolas Pepe’s shot was diverted onto the post by Vicente Guaita before the Spaniard smother Alexandre Lacazette’s follow-up.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘That’s what I wanted to see from my team with 10 men,’ added Arteta.‘The reaction was really, really positive and they wanted to win the game. They went for it and we had three or four really good situations.‘We created the best chance with Nico and Laca. We were unlucky not to win the game.’MORE: Arsenal equal unwanted record after disappointing Crystal Palace drawMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to miss Arsenal’s clash against Chelsea after red card in Crystal Palace draw Advertisement Mikel Arteta explains Lucas Torreira substitution during Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Comment Arsenal star Lucas Torreira only managed 45 minutes against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta confirmed a muscle injury forced him to take influential midfielder Lucas Torreira off at half time during Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.The Uruguay international has been one of the main beneficiaries of Arteta’s appointment following a testing spell under Unai Emery who had asked the combative 23-year-old in a more advanced position.Restored to the base of Arsenal’s midfield, Torreira has been in outstanding form recently and was arguably Arsenal’s best player during an impressive opening 45 minutes at Selhurst Park.Torreira was involved in nasty clash with his teammate Nicolas Pepe towards the end of the first half and required lengthy treatment, but Arteta confirmed the former Sampdoria player sustained a muscle injury.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s a muscle injury,’ he said. ‘We’ll have to assess it with the doctors tomorrow. We will know more the day after. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 11 Jan 2020 4:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisementlast_img read more

How About This?

first_imgIn a September 3 game in which the Washington Nationals won 15-1 over Atlanta, Bryce Harper had quite a statistical line for this game.  He did not have an official at bat.  He walked 4 times and drove in a run.  He was the first one in the modern era of baseball to accomplish this feat.  His one RBI came when he walked with the bases loaded.If you see such a line in a major league box score, you may think you are looking at a Little League game.  It is here where a player might get a home run without hitting the ball to an outfielder or he may score 3 or 4 runs without a hit.  Harper’s feat, though, came in a major league game.  Since this had not been done for over 60 years, you know how rare it is.last_img read more

Pulis: WBA my toughest challenge

first_img Pulis took over at Selhurst Park in November 2013 when Palace were second bottom of the Barclays Premier League with seven points from 12 games. The Eagles had been written off but he guided them to 11th before leaving after a disagreement over transfer policy. Pulis replaced the sacked Alan Irvine on Thursday and Albion are 17th in the table, a point above the drop zone, and he underlined the difficulty of the job. “This is the shortest period of time I’ve had at any football club to turn results around. That’s why I think it will be as difficult, if not more difficult, than Palace,” said Pulis, ahead of his first game in charge against Gateshead in the FA Cup on Saturday. “I knew exactly where we were at Palace after two months. I hope we can get that instant reaction and go on to win games but it will be really tough. “If you look at the bottom 12 it’s never been tighter. You look at what Burnley, Leicester and QPR have done. They’ve had good results and will be fighting right through to the end. “We worked in a certain way at Stoke and it worked well. Going to Palace was completely different, we had certain strengths and this is a different group. We have to find a different way of winning. It will take me another two weeks to find out about the DNA in the group.” Pulis wants to add to his squad in the transfer window but could grant the sale of Saido Berahino after technical director Terry Burton left the door open for the nine-goal striker’s exit. Press Association Liverpool have been linked with a move but Press Association Sport understands the Baggies have not been in talks with the Anfield club. “He tries to win football matches and if he needs to sell somebody to do something else he will sell them,” said Burton, who confirmed Albion have put contract negotiations with Berahino on hold. “He will do whatever is best to get results for the club and that could involve any aspect of the policy. Whatever he wants we will work our hardest to make happen. Tony is in total charge.” But Burton insisted Albion would not sell the England Under-21 international for less than £20million. “I don’t think he (Pulis) would take that small amount of money,” he said. “He is worth what some club would pay for him. If a club want a player bad enough and they are top quality players and if they have the finances they try and do that.” The former Stoke boss has taken control at The Hawthorns after signing a two-and-a-half year deal. He has been out of work since leaving Crystal Palace in August after saving them from relegation last term. New head coach Tony Pulis insists the West Brom job is his toughest challenge yet. last_img read more

Nand Persaud Stable win feature event at Karibee Sprint Classic.

first_imgBy Colin BynoeIN what appeared to be one of the closest finishes at a Sprint Classic event, Honey Flow of the Nand Persaud Stable crossed the finish line just millimetres ahead of Got To Go of the Jumbo Jet Stable to win the feature race of the Nand Persaud Karibee Sprint Classic meet that was held last Sunday at the Number 36 horse racing track.It took officials several minutes reviewing the video recording of the race before they made the call allowing the Nand Persaud Stable to clinch the Prime Minister’s trophy and $400 000.Only five horses qualified for the main event, the Nand Persaud Stable took the starting gates with Honey Flow, Golden Blue Echo and Brave Sky. Got To Go had to run against the three stable mates and also wrestle off a challenge from Wild Excitement of the Sheriff Stable.The animals were out of the starting gates and firing all guns down the 800-metre track. Brave Sky with jockey Colin Ross went ahead and stable mate Honey Flow followed making it a two-animal race for the first half of the distance.However, with pressure from Honey Flow, jockey Ross could not get the animal to match. Honey Flow was in the lead but saw stiff challenge from Wild Excitement. In the last 200 metres Got to Go made a big surge passing Wild Excitement.Jockey Ajai therefore had to spur the 4-year-old animal into a big leap to win. Commentator Compton Sancho provided those who could not see the close finish with live commentary.Seven races were carded for the day on what was being labelled the ‘Nand Persaud Karibee Sprint Classic’ while cash prizes totalling more than $4M were up for grabs.There were three L Class races. The first, a distance of four furlongs, was won by Mystery Man ahead of Little McGaiver and Red Weasel.The race had a top prize of $100 000 while the second L Class had a full field and was over a distance of four furlongs. The winner was Princess Seria, piloted by Jockey Randolph Richmond. The second spot went to Angel Eyes with Little McGaiver coming back to finish third ahead of Irish Boy. The third L Class which was the final race of the day was won by Victoria Secret ahead of Zoo Zoo Mafia; I Am Back and Physical Disturbance.The K Class event saw Golden Kiss, run in ahead of Born To Dance, Massaupequea Dr and Victoria Secret in that order. The three-furlong race had a top prize of $140 000. The H and Lower saw Fire in Line of the Sheriff Racing Stable winning the four-furlong race with T and T second ahead of Sweet Return.The event had a top prize of $300 000. Ready For Romance of the Jagdeo Stable won the J Class. Rounding out the top finishers were Golden Kiss, Born To Dance and King Stanley. The top jockey was Randolph Richmond.last_img read more