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Oriel students form gleeful club

first_imgStudents at Oriel are setting up their own glee club inspired by the popular TV show Glee.The proposal was presented as a motion to a JCR meeting originally as a bit of a joke. However, Ben Bluemel, one of the proposers said, “The response to the idea has been incredible.”Bluemel hopes the club will help bring members of the college together, and pointed out there were all sorts of students involved, including sportspeople and non-sportspeople, in the same spirit as the show.An ex-member of the very successful Oxford a capella group Out of the Blue will be helping them put together and practice their first number. They will be performing a mash-up of With or Without You and Don’t Stop Believing at their next JCR meeting.“There’s a lot of pressure,” commented Bluemel. They hope the popularity of the club will inspire other colleges to set up groups for them to rival or, at least, to crew date.last_img read more

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Alumnus named Mitchell Scholar

first_imgOn Nov. 25, The U.S.-Ireland Alliance announced a 2008 Notre Dame alumnus is one of this year’s Mitchell Scholars and will receive a full scholarship to a one-year Master’s program in Ireland.  Molly Hayes, a Kenya desk officer at the U.S. Department of State who graduated from Notre Dame with degrees in English and Arabic, was one of 12 people selected from a pool of 300 applicants.  According to her biography on the Mitchell Scholars website, Hayes has worked as desk officer for multiple North African nations, and she was a deputy coordinator for the Egypt Task Force during the Arab Spring.  During Hayes’s time at Notre Dame, the biography said, she founded ND-Abroad, which worked to help students studying abroad and “developed a University Counseling Center support group for students who experienced trauma abroad.”  Hayes plans to study postcolonial and world literature at National University of Ireland, Maynooth, according to the biography. Dr. Jeffrey Thibert, assistant director of National Fellowships at the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE), said the award, which is on par with the Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships, will bring prestige to the University.  “These are the kinds of things that raise the academic profile of an institution and really enhance Notre Dame’s reputation as a world-class research institution, and really is providing a world-class undergraduate education,” Thibert said. “I think, especially in Molly’s case, it’s a testament to the kind of … education she received here that helped her to achieve such great things in the past four to five years since she left.”  Thibert said the award also raises the profile of CUSE, through which Hayes did research when she was an undergraduate.  “There are a lot of opportunities here, in part through CUSE, but also through other groups on campus to receive funding for undergraduate projects, undergraduate research of all different kinds,” he said. “I’ve been at a few other institutions, and I’m amazed at how much support there is for that here, so I would really encourage people to take advantage of that. “[Doing research through CUSE] contributed, in a sense, to her winning this award, but it also contributed to her being able to get into the kinds of positions she got into with the State Department. And I think that made a really big difference in her application to have these kinds of experiences, which she might not have been able to have if she had not had the opportunities she had here.”  Thibert said while some scholarship applications require University endorsements, the Mitchell Scholars Program does not. He said his office worked with her on other aspects of the application.  “We mostly worked on interviewing advice,” Thibert said. “We have sort of a database of information from past years because we’ve had people interviewing for these things and there’s also a fellowship adviser organization that collects information on these things. We were giving her some advice on what to expect from the semifinalist interview and then from the finalist interview.”  Thibert said he also hopes the fact that Hayes won the scholarship will raise awareness of the opportunities Notre Dame alumni have, even after they graduate.  “We’re trying to do more to reach out to these alumni to get the word out about some of these awards, because sometimes people think when they graduate, that’s kind of it,” he said. “Even if they know they’re eligible for certain things, they don’t realize they can still work with us, but they can. As long as someone graduated from here, we are happy to work with him [or her].”  Contact Emily McConville at [email protected]last_img read more

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Kyrie Irving causing problems in Brooklyn? Nets’ Jarrett Allen shoots down mood swing rumors

first_img“He acts like a normal teammate,” Allen said. “People say that he has mood swings, but that’s a complete lie. He wants to see us succeed and do well if anything.”MORE: Irving opens up on personal struggles with CelticsESPN’s Stephen A. Smith brought concerns back to the surface on a recent episode of “First Take” during a discussion about Boston’s impressive start. After Max Kellerman pointed out how well the Celtics have played without Irving, Smith noted there are already rumblings about Irving’s attitude.”I am not hearing good things about Kyrie in Brooklyn,” Smith said. “I’m talking about — you’re hearing, you’re just hearing about the mood. People are putting stuff out there. I don’t think it’s fair. I don’t know how accurate it is. But I am telling — if Kyrie’s listening — I am telling you there is stuff circulating out there about him from an attitude perspective.”Irving, who has missed Brooklyn’s last three games with a shoulder injury, dismissed a separate ESPN report from earlier this season that detailed the team’s discomfort regarding his “infamous mood swings.””Who cares what ESPN or anyone says?” Irving said back in October. “I love myself. I love my family. I love my friends. I love playing basketball… I kind of expect that at this point, for everybody to say things like that. And I’m going to keep on smiling and doing me. I’m happy where I am, and that comes with it I guess. Jarrett Allen is coming to the defense of his point guard.The Nets center addressed rumors about Kyrie Irving on Thursday as part of a Bleacher Report AMA. Allen was asked how Irving acts in the locker room, a constant topic of conversation following Irving’s tumultuous 2018-19 season with the Celtics. “They try to tear down some of the most peaceful people in the world, still, to this day, so it’s gonna happen.”The Nets will certainly continue to monitor Irving throughout the year, but they have bigger issues at the moment. Brooklyn is just 6-8 overall and has lost four of its last six games heading into Friday night’s contest against the Kings. In addition to Irving, the Nets are also waiting on the return of Caris LeVert, who will likely be out until mid-December following thumb surgery.Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson has the tough task of guiding this group through an early rough patch — and staying on the same page with Irving should any issues arise.last_img read more

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One year after Casillas’ heart attack, this was his 366 days: “It was terror, drama and humor”

first_imgWith Porto. Golden Dragons Gala November 2019. It is one of the most emotional nights of the year for Porto. Casillas did not miss the appointment.Qatar. He was in Doha as one of the invited footballers to the Club World Cup final on December 21 between Liverpool and Flamengo (1-0). That match also served as a pistol shot for the 2022 World Cup.Federation candidateHis challenge, a challenge … He announced it in February. Its objective is clear: to continue being part of football. Help football from the offices. An idea that began to haunt his head, that he consulted his surroundings, his friends on the ball and decided to go ahead. “I present myself to the presidency of the FEF. Together we are going to put our Federation on a par with the best football in the world, that of Spain. We are working with the utmost respect and determination in our candidacy. Thank you for the support, your strength encourages. ” Decision highly applauded and congratulated by coaches and world soccer players.The F.C. WellIn June 2019 he signed a collaboration agreement with F.C. Pozuelo. His objective, together with Carlos Cutropía, is to grow the institution with advice and implementation in management, sports planning and commercial-marketing plan.Without soccer, he chose paddle tennisHe said in one of his posts on Instagram: “It has been 11 months and 14 days since I did what I like the most.” Not being able to compete on a playing field, not being able to train, his sports time has been in the Porto gym and his paddle tennis matches with friends. He has killed the worm and has enjoyed shovel in hand.Friends timeMeals of friends. First was Cesc, was also with Puyol and Iniesta. Fernando Hierro is in his group of friends, he met with Dr. Martín’s gang. He received friends in Porto like Miguel Torres. Time well spent.Navalacruz and Corral de Almaguer. Navalacruz is his town, his summers as a child and there he has his best friends. The time he has had free has passed through this town in Avila. There he regains strength and gains optimism. Corral is Sara’s town. His other family, the same love …CoronavirusCharity campaign against WHO and FIFA COVID-19. WHO and FIFA have developed a campaign to fight COVID-19. Messi, Casillas, Ramos, Zidane, Cannavaro, Ronaldo, Pelé, Xavi, Buffon, Etoo, Karpin, Falcao, Puyol and many more have participated in several videos that have been recorded in 13 languages.With the Red Cross. He has participated with famous athletes from Spain in a Red Cross campaign to raise funds for the fight against the Coronavirus. Iker, Nadal, Gasol, Fernando Alonso, Garbiñe Muguruza, Carolina Marín … among others.Stockings backwards. That is the name chosen for your interview space on your Instagram account during this confinement. Míchel, Gonzalo Paciencia, Ronaldo or Cannavaro have gone through your questions.New TimesToday is the time to celebrate life with Sara, Martín and Lucas. Thus, the first 366 days have elapsed after a heart attack. He has a lot of life to live, many plans to make and many goals to complete. “Some things have changed, mainly in my head. I started to value moments more. Sometimes we, the players, do not value what we have and we do not believe that we can make many people happy. That has changed a little. You have to be realistic and the most important thing is my health. “ Word of Iker Casillas, word of captain, word of soccer legend. On May 1, 2019, Iker trained at El Olival (Porto training center). Suddenly, he felt a sharp, sharp pain in his chest. His mouth and arms also hurt. Nelson Puga, the team’s doctor, immediately recognized that this pain was a heart attack. He and a security person from the club mounted Iker in a car, Puga called the CUF hospital in Porto, a cardiology referral center, and asked for an operating room. “I have Casillas with a heart attack, he is going to need a catheterization.” Within an hour the situation was resolved and without danger to Casillas. The world of football turned upside down and sent millions of messages giving back everything he had sown before. Do Dragao, the Bernabéu, Anfield, honored him …“And so, without realizing it, a year. I am not one of those who looks at the road traveled. I do not usually brag about things that have turned out well, but this time I feel happy that I have overcome a major obstacle in my life. It has been honestly exciting. It has had horror, drama, and certain doses of science fiction. And of course, humor! “Is how Iker remembers that day in his social accounts. The speed of Dr. Puga was decisive so that there were no sequels. From the first moment he was very aware of what had happened to him. 366 days have passed in which Iker has lived, has advanced, has struggled and has also been afraid. “I was afraid to walk, to sleep. At first I was more distressed and more nervous. I remember the first test in Spain that I almost fell apart, I passed out. It was three weeks ago and I was unconscious,” he confessed to Míchel. few days. And more fear because 15 days later Sara Carbonero, his wife, was detected a tumor. The two have overcome all adversities in these 366 days. Your healthDuring these 366 days, he has strictly followed the recommendations of the doctors. It has undergone monthly tests, exhaustive examinations. You have an appointment with your doctor when COVID-19 ceases. In March he did a stress test and it went well. They had arranged to meet in April, but the pandemic has delayed that appointment. “I think it will be difficult to play,” he says, about to turn 39 on May 20. But his future is full of plans.In PortoIt has been a year of testing, of living day by day. The ball was suddenly taken from him and he had to get used to the idea and think of new challenges. Porto left him his number, made him feel one more, in July appointed him a link between the squad, the coaching staff and the board. A way to stay close to soccer. Six months after that May 1, he started in the gym and on the grass, slow, aware of his situation … In October he received the award for the best goalkeeper in the NOS League last season. He has a contract until June 30, 2020. He has been confined in Foz, where he lives in Porto.Soccer ambassadorWith FIFA. Iker’s first public appearance after the big scare was at the 69th FIFA meeting in Paris. There he was reunited with colleagues and friends. Míchel Salgado, Hierro, Puyol, Nuno Gomes, Mijatovic, Kaka, Roberto Carlos and even… Mourinho. “I don’t usually brag about things that have turned out well, but this time I feel happy that I have overcome a major obstacle in my life” With the League. On June 25 he was the godfather of the first promotion of the Business School League. Students with the intention of training in the world of sports.With UEFA. On November 30, he actively participated in the draw for Euro 2020 in Bucharest. It was part of the eleven that got the balls out of the draw. AFP ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>AFP Iker Casillaslast_img read more