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Peace conference to kick off

By on January 26, 2021

first_imgThe student-run conference kicks off Friday evening with keynote speaker John Prendergast, founder of the Enough Project, which is a project to end genocide and crimes against humanity.   “When you go to Notre Dame, it isn’t just about the classes you take or the books you have to read, it’s also about what you choose to do with your education,” Scribner said. “And I believe this conference really gets students to think about that.”  The conference will also feature several panels, including one on careers in peace building and an information fair to show how students can get involved with various peace efforts around the world. “It’s really about putting a tangible grasp on what it means to be a peacebuilder and promote peace worldwide,” Alex Hellmuth, senior and conference co-chair, said. “We want to show how it’s possible to work for peace in all different areas.” Nearly 300 students from across the world will meet on campus this weekend to discuss practical methods of peace building at the 18th annual Student Peace Conference, sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.  This year’s conference — to be held in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies — is entitled “Invest in Peace: Uncovering the Practicality of Peacebuilding.” “He is a very engaging and interactive speaker, so it will definitely be interesting,” she said.   Scribner said Prendergast will discuss his experience in Africa and the role of conflict minerals in the Congo in his address. “We’re really excited that he was able to come,” said Kelsey Scribner, co-chair along with Hellmuth. “He has a lot of experience with peacebuilding in Africa and was even an advisor for the Clinton administration.”  She said “Invest in Peace” focuses on making practical solutions and demonstrating what works in policy implementation and development.   “Our goal was to develop a theme that was more inclusive,” Hellmuth said.  “Ultimately, we are trying to reach out to more people and make the conference more interdisciplinary.”  Both Peace Studies majors, Hellmuth and Scribner said the conference is an important thing for the University to host because it encourages students to engage in social justice and highlights elements of Catholic Social Teaching. Although meal registration closed on March 23, anyone interested in attending any of the other conference events is still able to do so.last_img read more

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BS(A) strikes again

By on December 18, 2020

first_imgWhat would happen to your credit union if federal regulators and prosecutors determined that over a five year period you processed over 30 million remittances to Mexico, assigned two employees to monitor these transactions, filed a total of 9 SARS, ignored employee concerns that you were violating federal law, and then admitted to “willfully violating” The Bank Secrecy Act? I’ll tell you what would happen: Your credit union would be out of business, your top executives would be banned from the industry, and you might even find yourself on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. After all, Bethex Federal Credit Union no longer exists.Unfortunately evidence suggests that the same rules don’t apply to the largest institutions. Yesterday the justice department announced that it was entering into a non-prosecution agreement with Banamex USA, a subsidiary of Citigroup, to settle claims that it violated the Bank Secrecy Act from 2007-2012 by facilitating remittance transfers to Mexico without complying with some of the most basic requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act. The price of its “get-out-of-jail free” card is $97.4 million. This is in addition to the earlier fines paid to the FDIC. Citgroup has also announced that it was shutting down the offending bank’s operations- better late then never, I guess.The bank’s intentional oversight had real live consequences as the Non Prosecution agreement explains. “As a result of these compliance program failures, BUSA failed to file suspicious activity reports (“SARs”) on suspicious remittance transactions to Mexico that fit typologies consistent with illegal activity, such as human smuggling, fraud, and drug trafficking.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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EH heads for new City tower battle

By on October 20, 2020

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Tropical oasis up for sale

By on September 28, 2020

first_img58 Gerard St, Currajong.The property itself has two bedrooms, one bathroom, three car accommodation and is on the market for $299,000.It’s on a 452 sqm block and the house has a front patio that leads tot he living room, tongue and groove walls and shaded windows.There is a new kitchen with a gas stove, rangehood, larger corner pantry and plenty of cupboard space.Helen Munro Property selling agent Margaret Hill said it was one of the best residential gardens she had seen in Townsville.“This is the most tropical garden I’ve had the privilege of selling,” she said. “To get this variety of these gingers and heliconias you would usually have to go to Mission Beach.” 58 Gerard St, Currajong.THIS just might be one of Townsville’s best residential tropical gardens.The tropical oasis at 58 Gerard St in Currajong is now looking for a new owner 10 years after the impressive garden was first established.The garden is filled with palms, various varieties of bamboo, heliconias and gingers while there is also an aquatonic garden that not only produces vegetables but can also be used to farm fish. 58 Gerard St will be open for inspection on Sunday from 11.30am-12pm. For more information call Margaret Hill on 0439 716 340. 58 Gerard St, Currajong Leigh Heerschop is selling his house on Gerard St, Currajong, which features a lush tropical garden that he has created.Walking into the backyard the temperature instantly drops due to the shade provided by the canopy.Bright tropical flowers are contrasted against lush greenery with bunches of bamboo shooting up towards the sky.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Owner and green thumb Leigh Heerschop said there was only a sole palm tree in the garden when he first moved in and he had invested about $50,000 in creating the lush backyard.It’s a tropical oasis and it’s actually really easy to maintain once you have it established,” he said. “I had to find a lot of the plants online so for example the painted bamboo I had to buy off eBay. I’ll be sad to leave the garden but I can start again and make another one that’s bigger and better.”last_img read more

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Host Families Needed For Exchange Students

By on September 24, 2020

first_imgHost families are needed for the 2014-2015 school year. Students are available from many different countries and families choose their student based on common interests, religious preferences, gender, or other characteristics.To become a host family, one only needs to be able to provide room and board and transportation to school, including the school bus.  On-line applications are available at Council for Education Travel website or by contacting  local coordinator Betty Bourquein at 934-4454.Students come with a proficiency in English, their own insurance, and their own spending money. They are to become a member of your family responsible for following the house rules, maintaining grades at school, doing light chores, and participating in family activities.“One needs to think globally but act locally to enjoy the benefits of this lifelong relationship with someone from another part of the world,” Bourquein said.last_img read more

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Boys’ basketball roundup

By on September 20, 2020

first_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 George Stevens Academy’s Jarrod Chase shoots the ball in the Eagles’ 68-53 win over Searsport on Monday in Blue Hill.PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSBLUE HILL — The George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team won its first game of the season on Monday against Searsport.The Eagles outscored the Searsport Vikings 22-9 in the third period en route to a 68-53 win. GSA improved its record to 1-3.“For the first three games, we just couldn’t put it together,” GSA coach Dwayne Carter said. “Tonight, I’d say we had it together almost the whole game.”Nick Szwez powered the Eagles with 20 points and 12 rebounds.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“He played a monster game,” Carter said of Szwez. “They had no one to match up with him. He rebounded well, and he made great post moves and finished at the rim.”Momentum didn’t begin on GSA’s side. Carter said Searsport — a team of strong shooters — maybe missed one shot in the first quarter to lead GSA 16-13 after the opening period.Searsport’s Troy Reynolds scored a game-high 25 points, including seven three-pointers for the Vikings.“Reynolds was a key player we really had to try to stop,” Carter said. “Jarrod Chase guarded him most of the game, and he did a really good job.”After taking a three-point halftime lead, GSA came out strong in the second half to outscore Searsport 41-29.“Our defense started to pick up, and we began to execute on offense,” Carter said. “We also ran the floor really well, and they couldn’t keep up with us.”Kelsey Allen added 18 points and Taylor Schildroth 14 for the Eagles.“We can play with anybody. We just hadn’t really gelled yet in those first three games,” Carter said. “But I’d be really worried if we gelled this early in the season. We’ll just keep improving every day.”George Stevens Academy’s Kelsey Allen jumps up for the shot in the Eagles’ 68-53 win over Searsport on Monday in Blue Hill.PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSGSA was scheduled to play at Deer Isle-Stonington Wednesday night.Sumner 71, Deer Isle-Stonington 41At East Sullivan, Joey Lamoureaux scored 18 points, and Sam Smith added 15 to propel the Sumner Tigers by the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners on Monday.Alex O’Hara and Issiac Christianson each added 10 points for Sumner.Ethan Shepard sparked the Mariners with 12 points, and Jared Gove added nine.The Tigers improved their record to 3-2, and the Mariners dropped to 2-3.DI-S was scheduled to host GSA last night, Wednesday, and Sumner will host Searsport on Saturday.Central 60, Bucksport 46At East Corinth, Andrew Speed and Kyle Ham scored 13 and 12 points to pace the Central Red Devils to their fifth win of the season on Monday.The Golden Bucks were led by Carter Deredin with seven points.Bucksport dropped to 3-1 and was scheduled to host Washington Academy Wednesday night.Deer Isle-Stonington 70, Jonesport-Beals 44At Deer Isle, Jared Gove scored 20 points to lead the Mariners by the Jonesport-Beals Royals on Saturday.Krisford Melanio added 18 points for the Mariners.Sterling Beal led Jonesport-Beals with 13 points.Ellsworth 44, John Bapst 24At Ellsworth, Nicholas Bagley scored 12 points and Griffin Nightingale had 11 points to pace the Eagles to a 44-24 win over John Bapst.Nathan Smith led the Crusaders with six points.Sumner 86, Jonesport-Beals 45At Jonesport, Sam Smith recorded 32 points to lead the Sumner Tigers to an 86-45 win over the Jonesport-Beals Royals on Friday.Sumner’s Joey Lamoureux netted 12 points, and Shawn Welch added 10 points for the Tigers.For Jonesport-Beals, Osmond Kelley and Mike Gebo each scored 10 points while Darrin Peadon and Austin Grant had nine points apiece.Sumner 58, Narraguagus 56At Harrington, Shawn Walsh tipped the ball in at the buzzer to lift the Sumner Tigers to a 58-56 victory over the Narraguagus Knights on Thursday.Maverick Ecklund paced Sumner with 14 points, and Sam Smith scored 13. Walsh finished with nine points.Brettin Dinsmore scored a game-high 18 points to lead Narraguagus. Hayden Pineo netted 13, and Nicholas Kennedy added nine for the Knights.Bucksport 59, Deer Isle-Stonington 34At Bucksport, Asher Bowden scored 18 points to help lead the Bucksport Golden Bucks to a 59-34 win over the DI-S Mariners on Wednesday.Alex Dyer chipped in with 10 points and eight rebounds for the Golden Bucks. Tyler Pye added nine points while Hayden Craig and Austin Mason each notched four assists.Kris Menario led DI-S with seven points.Ellsworth 46, Hermon 40At Hermon, Derek Look scored 14 points to pace Ellsworth to a 46-40 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday.Bryce Harmon and Nicholas Bagley each added eight points while Mitchel Domagala chipped in seven.Hermon’s Joe Plummer netted a game-high 17 points, and Donte Bennett had eight points.Washington Academy 80, GSA 60At Blue Hill, Austin Seavey, Gage Feeney and Kyle Taylor scored 26, 23 and 16 points to lead Washington Academy to an 80-60 win over GSA on Wednesday.The WA Raiders shot 65 percent from the floor.Taylor Schildroth led GSA with 20 points, and Kelsey Allen contributed 12. GSA dropped to 0-3, and WA improved to 2-1. EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Biocenter_img Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Latest Posts Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013.last_img read more

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The Latest: India and South Africa scrap cricket matches

By on September 19, 2020

first_img___ 10:25 a.m.Baylor University says it has told its entire baseball team and staff to self-quarantine after learning that three TSA agents in San Jose, California who tested positive for COVID-19 had “indirect contact” with the school’s travel party earlier this week. Baylor said the team will self-quarantine in Waco, Texas, or at their permanent residence. The school said no players, coaches or staff are showing any symptoms of the coronavirus. ___4:55 p.m.Russia is offering to host more European Championship games as UEFA considers whether the tournament can go ahead. Two more clubs said some players or staff would isolate. Bournemouth said Friday that reserve goalkeeper Artur Boruc and four members of staff had symptoms consistent with the virus. Leicester said Thursday that three players had “extremely mild illness” and would self-isolate as a precaution.___10:30 a.m.The England cricket team’s test series in Sri Lanka has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The England and Wales Cricket board says it made the decision for the players to return home after discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket. ___11:50 a.m.Soccer in Scotland has been suspended following a similar move in England.The Scottish Football Association and Scottish Professional Football League say games are off until “further notice.”Six first-division games were scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including the Old Firm game between Glasgow rivals Rangers and Celtic. Associated Press Writing in a Facebook post, government commissioner Mariusz Revesz says the decision came because of the coronavirus crisis in Italy and Hungary’s declaration this week to ban large outdoor sporting events.Revesz says Hungarian and Italian race organizers would seek contract modifications so the Giro can start in Hungary some other time.___1:20 p.m.German club Nuremberg says its whole team and coaching staff are going into quarantine for 14 days after defender Fabian Nürnberger tested positive for the coronavirus. The rest of the Bundesliga’s 26th round was due to be played without fans present.___1:45 p.m.The Bahrain and Vietnam Grand Prix races have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Bahrain GP was scheduled to be held next week — at an empty track — and the inaugural Vietnamese GP was set to be held in Hanoi on April 5. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko says Russia, which hosted the 2018 World Cup, could hold more than its scheduled three group games and one quarterfinal match in St. Petersburg.According to state news agency Tass, Chernyshenko says “we absolutely could expand the tournament program.”He adds that “Russia is ready for however the situation develops, we have plans.”___2:50 p.m. The second-division club decided to conduct tests after two players from previous opponent Hannover tested positive for the virus.Nuremberg was due to play St. Pauli on Sunday but the club has asked the German soccer league to postpone the game.Hannover’s game against Dynamo Dresden on Sunday was called off after Hannover decided on Thursday to quarantine its players for 14 days.___1:55 p.m. The French soccer league has suspended all matches indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.Matches were scheduled to be held in empty stadiums but the French league made its decision in an emergency meeting a day after President Emmanuel Macron addressed the nation on television.No indication has yet been given as to when the league could resume. The league says it will next meet on Tuesday following a UEFA meeting.___9:55 a.m. England was set to play the first test of its two-test series on Thursday, with the second test set for March 27.The ECB says “we look forward to returning to Sri Lanka in the very near future to fulfil this important Test series.”The decision was announced with England playing in a test warm-up match against the Sri Lanka Board President’s XI.England also has tests scheduled at home against West Indies in June and Pakistan in late July and August.___ 11:15 a.m.UEFA has postponed all Champions League and Europa League games because of the coronavirus outbreak.The quarterfinal draws in both competitions, scheduled for next Friday, have also been postponed.The decision comes four days ahead of a meeting to decide the European soccer calendar, including the possible one-year postponement of the 2020 European Championship.___ ___10:40 a.m.The German soccer league says it will play this weekend’s games as planned without spectators but may suspend the league as of Tuesday.The league board says it will propose a suspension through April 2, to be voted on by member clubs on Monday.All of this weekend’s games are due to be played in empty stadiums. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the world (all times local):___10:45 a.m. The Greek Olympic committee says it is suspending the rest of its torch relay because of the “unexpectedly large crowd” that gathered to watch despite repeated requests for the public to stay away to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.The Hellenic Olympic Committee says a large crowd had gathered to watch the flame for the Tokyo Olympics pass through the southern Greek town of Sparta. The flame was lit Thursday at the birthplace of the games in Ancient Olympia in a pared-down ceremony.The committee says it took “the difficult but essential decision to cancel the rest of the program of the flame relay on Greek territory.”It says the decision was taken in coordination with the health ministry and the International Olympic Committee.The handover of the Olympic Flame to the Tokyo organizing committee will go ahead as scheduled on March 19 at the stadium in Athens where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896. 11:10 a.m.The English Premier League has been suspended after three clubs put their entire playing squads in self-isolation because of coronavirus.The league had expected to continue with a full schedule this weekend with fans, but later decided to suspend all matches until April 3 “at the earliest.”The same suspension applies for the three lower divisions overseen by the English Football League and to England’s top two women’s divisions.Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, leading to the cancellation of the match against Brighton on Saturday. Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi also had a positive test on Thursday, while Everton said Friday that a player had reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus and said its squad was self-isolating. March 13, 2020 The first Bundesliga game has been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak.Bremen senator for the interior Ulrich Mäurer says Werder Bremen’s home game against Bayer Leverkusen on Monday won’t be played as scheduled.The game was supposed to be played without any fans in the stadium, but Bremen mayor Andreas Bovenschulte says the decision was taken to call it off because of fears that several thousand fans would have gathered outside the stadium.Thousands of Paris Saint-Germain fans gathered outside the stadium on Wednesday during a Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund.Events with more than 1,000 participants were already banned in a bid to contain the virus outbreak. India and South Africa have called off the two remaining one-day cricket internationals and decided to reschedule the series.The second ODI was scheduled to be played in Lucknow on Sunday and the third game in Kolkata on Wednesday. The first game was washed out by rain in Dharmsala earlier this week.___10:30 a.m.The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia, has been postponed until a later date. Augusta National did not indicate when the Masters would be played. That means there will be no golf at least for the next month. The Masters began in 1934 and only World War II has kept it from being played. This was the biggest shoe to drop for golf. The PGA Tour already canceled the next three events leading up to the Masters. Tiger Woods was to be going after his sixth green jacket. The Latest: India and South Africa scrap cricket matches Borussia Mönchengladbach played Cologne on Wednesday and although there were no fans in the stadium, hundreds assembled outside.The league asked fans “not to gather in front of the stadiums and to do their part to protect the population.”Second-division club Hannover has put its players into self-isolation after two tested positive for the coronavirus. Hannover’s game against Dynamo Dresden on Sunday has been called off.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Everton has become the third Premier League soccer club to put its entire playing squad in quarantine after a player reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus.Arsenal and Chelsea announced similar measures on Thursday.Everton says the club is in regular contact with the player in question and is monitoring the wellbeing of all players and staff. Its training complex has been closed down along with its stadium, Goodison Park.Everton is scheduled to play Liverpool in the Merseyside derby on Monday.However, it is increasingly likely all Premier League matches will be suspended. League officials are holding an emergency meeting to discuss future steps. 3:35 p.m.The Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to delay the start of the Indian Premier League T20 tournament by two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak.The tournament will now start on April 15 instead of March 29.___11 a.m. The Giro d’Italia cycling race has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The first three stages of the Italian race were scheduled to take place in Hungary in May but the country has banned large outdoor sporting events. Race organizer RCS Sport says the entire race was postponed after they were informed by the organizing committee of the Hungarian stages that those three legs could not be held on the scheduled dates.RCS Sport says “all parties have agreed that they are determined to work together to enable the Giro d’Italia to depart from Hungary at a later time.”___2:10 p.m. ___12:40 p.m.The Paris-Nice cycling race won’t finish in Nice because of the coronavirus outbreak, and will instead be stopped one day early at the end of Stage 7 on Saturday.The final stage would have taken the race on a 113.5-kilometer (70.5-mile) loop north of Nice. Instead, the race will stop in Valdeblore la Colmiane.___ The first four races of the Formula One season have all been called off. The season-opening Australian GP and the China GP were previously postponed.No new dates have been set for the races but governing body FIA says it expects to begin the F1 season in May when it reaches Europe with the Dutch GP.___1:25 p.m.The first three stages of this year’s Giro d’Italia cycling race in May will no longer be held in Hungary.last_img read more

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Women’s golf finishes third in two-day tournament

By on September 16, 2020

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Sports InformationWindy and wild · Senior Gabriella Then was the top scorer (-4) for the women’s golf team at the Windy City Collegiate on Monday and Tuesday.The No. 3 women’s golf team entered the final round of play at the Windy City Collegiate in Chicago Tuesday in second place (-8) — trailing then-tournament-leading Georgia (-12) by four strokes. As a team, USC would collectively shoot 3-over in the final-round Tuesday to finish the tournament third overall with a team score of 5-under.“We just didn’t get off to the start that we knew we needed to today,” head coach Andrea Gaston said. “The team really did hang in there today, and I was proud of the way they kept themselves in it. Today just wasn’t as good a day for us.”The team’s top scorer at the tournament was senior Gabriella Then, who finished with an overall score of 4-under after shooting for par in the final round. Then finished the tournament tied for fourth (-4) in the individual standings.“I just felt like today I played much more consistent overall, and I was getting onto the course more evenly,” Then said. “I was able to take advantage of the birdie holes and opportunities and sticking to the gameplay made things much easier out there for me.”Senior Karen Chung also recorded a top-10 finish at the Windy City Classic, as she finished ninth overall (-2) after shooting 1-over in the final round.Golfers played a total of 36 holes in the first two rounds on Monday before the final day of competition on Tuesday. “I think that as teams go throughout the second and into the third round, [the ability to play through fatigue] ends up separating the good teams from the bad teams,” Then said. “To be able to stay up near the top was definitely something good for our team.” For the second consecutive tournament, sophomore Robyn Ree recorded the top-score in the final-round of play for USC; she shot 1-under on Tuesday. Overall, Ree tied for 16th overall (+1). Another USC underclassmen finished in the top-20, as freshman Allisen Corpuz would also tie with Ree for 16th overall (+1) after shooting a 3-over in the final round. Redshirt senior Victoria Morgan finished the tournament tied for 32 (+5). Senior Elizabeth Doty, who was playing in the tournament individually, tied for 64 (+13).Following the third place finish in Chicago this week, the Women of Troy now look onward to the Stanford Intercollegiate, which will be played Oct. 14-16 in Stanford, California. The tournament will be held at the Stanford Golf Course.last_img read more

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