150 transfer students adjust to life at Notre Dame

first_imgAs some 2,000 freshmen swarm campus for Freshman Orientation, another group of students will also take their first steps as Domers — but they’re not freshmen and they might not even live on campus.They’re transfer students, part of the 150 students who are newcomers to campus this weekend, ready to enjoy a miniature version of Freshman Orientation known as “Transfer-O.”This year’s transfer students come from schools all across the nation, junior Catherine Hicks, who is on the Transfer-O committee, said.The students from Southern universities might be unpleasantly surprised by their switch to South Bend’s colder climate, but Hicks said bad weather is not the worst problem transfer students will face. They might find themselves with no place to live on campus.“Half the incoming transfers each year don’t get housing,” Hicks said. “The Notre Dame dorms suffer from overcrowding.”Whether they live on campus or off, the transfer students have a busy few days ahead of them.The Transfer-O agenda includes a welcome Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, a scavenger hunt, learning Notre Dame football cheers and a trip to the Indiana dunes.Though Transfer-O is similar to Freshmen Orientation in many ways, its focus is different.“Frosh-O is a lot more about dorm bonding,” Hicks said. “Transfer-O is about quickly getting adapted to Notre Dame.”There are also a few hidden perks to entering Notre Dame with a year of college already under the belt.“Transfers don’t have to go to Domerfest or take the swim test,” Hicks said.Senior Megan Osterhout, who transferred from Saint Mary’s College two years ago and is a Transfer-O commissioner this year, said Notre Dame made her transition smooth.“I have honestly never felt a more welcoming experience in my life,” she said. “Transfers are my best friends now.”Other transfer students said they enjoyed a similarly smooth transition – in spite of concerns they had about transferring.“Transferring is like jumping into a game at halftime. You’re looking at everything through the eyes of a freshman, but you’re not a freshman,” Senior Ian Heraty, who transferred Notre Dame from University of Illinois Springfield, said.Like most new students, Heraty said he was nervous coming to a new school and going through the orientation process.“I was nervous going into it,” he said. “But it turned out to be a total blast.”Heraty is sharing his transfer experiences with this year’s newcomers as the leader of a “Transfer family” in Transfer-O.The transfer families, groups of about 10 students, will compete in a game of “Transfer Family Feud” and will help each other adjust as they transition to a new school.For those new to campus this weekend, Transfer-O committee members urged all new students – transfer and freshmen – to dive right into campus life.“The thing with transferring to Notre Dame is that it’s what you make of it,” Hicks said.last_img read more

State of Emergency Declared For North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia as Florence Approaches.

first_imgAlong the coast, shelves of water and bread are empty at grocery stores and supermarkets. Generators, gas cans, and plywood are flying off the shelves at major retailers like Home Depot and Lowes. Currently located about 625 miles southeast of Bermuda, the storm has sustained winds of 115 mph and gusts of up to 140 mph. We’re in the peak of hurricane season. Make sure you have a plan in place. For the latest updates, follow the National Hurricane Center. Update: As of 1:11 p.m., Hurricane Florence is now a Category 4 storm with winds near 130 mph.As of 11 a.m. on September 10, Hurricane Florence is officially a Category 3 storm, poised to hit our region as a Category 4 by Thursday morning.Governers for South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia have declared a state of emergency as the storm sets its sights on the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. The latest rendering (below) released by the National Hurricane Center shows Florence making landfall between South Carolina and North Carolina around 8 a.m. on Thursday morning.The first mandatory evacuations are in effect for the Outer Banks, a series of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. The latest statement released by the National Hurricane Center warns of life-threatening storm surge across the coastlines of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. Inland areas are expected to see a significant amount of rainfall, causing severe freshwater flooding in rivers and streams. Inland areas from Northern Georgia to Virginia could see as much as two-feet of rainfall. A Hurricane Watch is expected to be released tomorrow morning.last_img read more

Arsenal target Mario Hermoso looks certain to leave Espanyol after rejecting new contract

first_imgAdvertisement Mario Hermoso looks set to leave Espanyol this summer (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have been given a boost in their pursuit of Espanyol’s Mario Hermoso after the defender rejected a new contract at the Spanish club.The 24-year-old has just one year left on his current deal and Marca report that he is ‘certain’ to leave after turning down a new offer from the Catalan side.There is now set to be a race for the centre-back’s signature with a number of big clubs from around Europe interested in him.The Gunners are joined by the likes of Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain to have shown an interest in Hermoso in recent weeks.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThere is also the issue that former club Real Madrid own half his rights and will receive half of any transfer fee for the player. Phil HaighWednesday 19 Jun 2019 10:06 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link58Shares Comment Hermoso signed for Espanyol from Real Madrid in 2017 (Picture: Getty Images)Real have a buy-back clause for the man they let go in 2017 for just €7.5m (£6.6m) and although they are not interested in the player, they might activate the clause to avoid him going to a La Liga rival and to sell him on for more money.Hermoso’s release clause is €40m (£35m) and Espanyol do not expect that to be met, with just one year left on his current deal.Previous reports suggested the Spain international could be bought for around £18m, but that will quickly rise if there is a bidding war.Real Madrid’s deal to get half the transfer fee will see both them and Espanyol negotiating hard to get the most out of it.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHermoso has made 54 La Liga appearances for Espanyol since arriving from Madrid in 2017, without having made an appearance for Real.Such have been his performances for the Catalan side that he was called up for Spain last year and has picked up three caps since then.It was reported earlier this month that Atletico are optimistic about signing Hermoso, so other potential suitors will have to move fast.MORE: Unai Emery urges Arsenal board to sign Celtic left-back Kieran TierneyMORE: Alexis Claude-Maurice rejects Arsenal move in favour of Borussia Monchengladbach Arsenal target Mario Hermoso looks certain to leave Espanyol after rejecting new contract Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal postpone Alexandre Lacazette decision because of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

first_imgPierre Emerick Aubameyang’s future is linked to Alexandre Lacazette’s at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta could allow Alexandre Lacazette to leave the club this summer if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang decides to extend his contract at the Emirates.Lacazette has fallen out of favour under Mikel Arteta and has been playing second fiddle in recent weeks to youngster Eddie Nketiah.Aubameyang has entered the final year of his contract with the Gunners and despite recent optimism from Arteta over an extension, an agreement appears to be no closer over a new deal. Arteta is desperate to keep the Gabon international but the uncertainty means the Spaniard has to plan for all scenarios.ADVERTISEMENTShould Aubameyang decide against signing a new deal, Arsenal will likely cash in on the 31-year-old and that would hand a lifeline to Lacazette. Advertisement Advertisement Comment Lacazette has fallen out of favour (Picture: Getty)According to Football London, Lacazette’s future will not be decided until the club can come to a resolution with Aubameyang and the Frenchman could leave if Aubameyang agrees a new deal. AdvertisementAdvertisementRecent reports claim Arsenal could use Lacazette as a makeweight in a move for Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey.The Frenchman was set to join Diego Simeone’s side in 2017 before the club were hit with a transfer ban and Arteta is keen on signing Partey in order to add more strength to his midfield.The Ghanian has a £45m release clause in his contract but Arsenal are having to get creative in the transfer market, such is the dire financial situation at the club.MORE: Jose Mourinho praises Liverpool and explains the key to their title-winning success Arsenal postpone Alexandre Lacazette decision because of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Jul 2020 7:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.5kShareslast_img read more

IPE 360: Financial literacy can lower political cost of pension reform

first_imgA good pension reform was one that triggered changes in behaviour to ensure that it lived on in society, according to Fornero.One of the reasons that reform was so difficult was because it had to involve reducing benefits for some and giving or reducing the burden on other generations, she said.“Don’t believe when they tell you that they’re doing a pension reform where nobody has to pay a price,” she told delegates. “It’s simply something that does not exist in nature.”Fornero said it was important to narrow the gap between the technical and the popular view of pension reforms. She did not like the view expressed by Jean-Claude Juncker, who once said: “We all know what to do, we just don’t know how to get re-elected after we’ve done it.” She and a fellow academic at the University of Turin, Anna Lo Prete, carried out research to test whether this view was empirically justified, and whether the political cost was reduced when people better understand the reform.She said the research, which analysed 20 years of pension reform in different countries, showed that implementing change reduced the chances of a government being re-elected, but that in countries with higher “economic financial” literacy, governments were penalised much less.“This is good news,” said Fornero. “We need to work on financial literacy programmes exactly because we need to involve people in social change.”Harking back to the situation in Italy around the time of the pension and labour market reform she introduced, Fornero said the political parties approved the reform but then attacked them in a bid to rebuild their reputation.“It was of course natural for them to say our work was so bad, which is exactly the opposite of the message that should have been given,” she said.The message should have been that the reform was done for the benefit of the country, and not for any single party, trade union, or interested parties, she said.“It’s difficult but it was worthwhile,” she said. “And the reform is still there.” Financial literacy can help reduce the electoral cost of pension reform, according to research carried out by economics professor and former Italian labour minister Elsa Fornero and a fellow academic.Fornero, who is professor of economics at University of Turin, was the labour minister in Mario Monti’s technocratic government from 2011 to 2013. She introduced a pension reform that helped save Italy from financial collapse, although it was seen by many as amounting to austerity.Speaking at the IPE 360 conference at the London Stock Exchange yesterday, Fornero said public pension systems were full of political risk, as it was easy for politicians to make big promises given that they have a short-term horizon but pensions are long-term.Today that short-term horizon favoured the older generation, she said.last_img read more

Siemens Gamesa 11MW Nacelle Taking Shape in Østerild

first_imgTo remind, Siemens Gamesa launched the new DD Flex concept and the SG 11.0-193 DD Flex offshore wind turbine in November 2019. The nacelle arrived in Østerild about a week ago, while the three blades were set to be transported from the Hanstholm harbor, craned and assembled shortly after. The nacelle prototype was produced in Brande, while the 94m B94 Integral Blades were produced in Aalborg. Source: Siemens Gamesa The nacelle of Siemens Gamesa’s prototype SG 11.0-193 DD Flex turbine is being assembled at the Østerild Test Center in Denmark. The turbines, with a 193m diameter rotor, will be featured at Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid 1-4 offshore wind farms in the Netherlands. Source: Siemens Gamesalast_img

Batesville family devastated by house fire

first_imgBatesville, In. — A Batesville family is picking up the pieces after a fire destroyed their home and belongings.Reports indicate firefighters responded to the home of John Wilson on St. Mary’s Road at 9:45 p.m. Monday, and were on the scene until 3 a.m. the next morning. The home, furniture, clothes and belongings were all a total loss.John, his wife and three children are staying with family. Two other children are away attending college.An online effort has been launched to help the family here gofundme.com/wilson-fire-recovery-fund.last_img

Klopp, Solskjaer made last-minute attempt to sign Osimhen

first_img Promoted ContentDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Best Cars Of All Time7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Liverpool and Manchester United were also mentioned as potential transfer destinations, and reports coming out of France claim this is true. L’Equipe say that Reds boss Klopp and Red Devils counterpart Solskjaer spoke to Osimhen recently on the phone. Liverpool have been on the lookout for another forward to help ease the pressure of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. Klopp was initially planning ahead for next January, when Salah and Mane were set to jet off to the Africa Cup of Nations. The competition has since been postponed until 2022 due to the coronavirus, leaving Liverpool additional time in the transfer market. On the other hand, Solskjaer was hunting for more attacking reinforcements to help bolster his squad for next campaign. Loading… Top clubs in Europe were reportedly linked with the 31-goal former Golden Eaglers striker, who is very highly rated on the continent. The likes of Chelsea, Tottenham, and Arsenal were linked with the 21-year-old, with scouts sent to watch him.center_img Read Also: Lampard blasts Chelsea stars after FA Cup final defeat to ArsenalUnited’s trio of Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, and Anthony Martial started to fire towards the end of the last season, but another out and out goalscorer is still needed.Interestingly, it looked like Osimhen could have easily ended up in the Premier League with his former agent eager on his move to England, but that was not to be after both parties ended their business relationship.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and his Manchester United counterpart Ole Gunnar Solskjaer were both eager to  sign Victor Osimhen from Lille and even spoke to the forward on the phone about a potential switch, according to reports coming out of the United Kingdom. The Nigerian international penned a £45million move from Lille to the Serie A outfit Napoli late last week, ending a long-running saga about his next destination.last_img read more

Tyson Fury edges out Otto Wallin in bloody battle

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me A bloodied Tyson Fury beat the previously undefeated Otto Wallin on an unanimous points decision after overcoming a significant early double-cut above his eye in Las Vegas. The 31-year-old, who finished the fight with his white shorts stained pink, sustained a large gash above his eyebrow and a smaller one in his eyelid in the third round and a constant trickle of blood troubled him for the remainder of the bout. It was also a concern for referee Tony Week who, on several occasions, asked the Mancunian’s corner to tend to the cut and called in the doctor towards the end of the sixth round with genuine concerns the fight could be stopped. However, Fury battled through and – as his opponent tired – he began to take control, despite still being hampered by the injury. This was intended as a stop-gap fight ahead of an expected rematch with Deontay Wilder in February but if Fury was hoping to make a statement this was not it. With the eye causing him a problem and no idea how long he would be allowed to continue, he tried to step up the attack after the doctor’s inspection and landed two big right-handers in the seventh round, one which rocked Wallin back onto the ropes, and a few more punches found their target in the eighth and ninth. Although the Swede, unbeaten in his first 20 fights but stepping up a level here, looked to be tiring he managed to grind it out to the final round where, sensing his one final opportunity, landed a big left early and Fury was more than happy to cling onto his opponent in an attempt to avoid further trouble. But despite Wallin thinking he had done enough the win was a unanimous one for Fury, 116-112, 117-111, 118-110. Fury said: “I know Otto’s father (who died earlier this year) would be very proud of his son. “It was a great fight, I got caught on the eye and that changed the fight. For the majority I could not see out of the eye. Then there was a clash of heads and I got cut again. “I hit him with some good shots, some big body shots. “A good 12 rounds, he was tough. Deontay Wilder, I want you next, bum. That’s my fourth fight, it has put me in good stead for the big dosser, February 22nd. Let the cut heal, have some time to relax with the family. “I haven’t seen the cut, it feels quite bad, but I’m the Gypsy Warrior. It’s all heart and determination. If I can keep going, I will keep going. He was 20-0 didn’t know how to lose but he does now.”Tags: Otto WallinTony WeekTyson Furylast_img read more

Samba sorry for Cottage calamity

first_img Press Association The 29-year-old arrived to much fanfare in January but in a 3-2 loss at Craven Cottage he showed little of the ability that prompted Rangers to fork out a reported £12.5million. Samba gave away the penalty from which Dimitar Berbatov opened the scoring, before losing possession under pressure to allow the Bulgarian to net his second goal. “I’m really sorry I let the side down,” the defender said through his Twitter account, @cs4christsamba1. QPR defender Christopher Samba admits he “let the side down” in Monday night’s west London derby defeat at Fulham but was quick to hit out at those questioning his value.center_img “Really upset with my 1st half performance I can’t say sorry enough to all the supporters, won’t give up.” Samba also forcefully responded to being called a “negro” on the social network, calling the user who addressed him as “racist” and “small minded”. A little later he added: “Before I go tonight I just wanna say I see a lot of you talk about I shouldn’t say sorry, well when I’m wrong I’m wrong I hold my hands up. “Then 2nd of all to all you keep talking about 100k performance, tell me what is a 100k performance? we as players go out and give our all. “We do are best every week, what I get paid has nothing to do with any of you, as for my price tag I didn’t put a price on my head, grow up pls.” After his move from Anzhi Makhachkala to QPR in January, Samba was reported to be picking up a weekly wage of £100,000, but the club have since said the actual sum is lower. last_img read more