Saint Mary’s RHA kicks off Spirit Week

first_imgSaint Mary’s Spirit Week kicks off Monday to determine which hall will be named “Hall of the Year.” The Saint Mary’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) will be hosting events throughout next week that will give opportunities for all SMC students to earn points for their dorm.RHA president McKenzie Johnson said Spirit Week is important to have every year because it brings the Belles together.“It brings everyone together for some friendly competition,” Johnson said. “[The week] determines who will win hall of the year. Which can be a huge deal, especially for hall directors.”Johnson said the competition between residence halls makes the week unique to other themed weeks on campus.“Every year you see a little competitive edge between the Belles during Spirit Week,” she said. “Everyone really gets into it. Everyone wants so see that pretty ‘Hall of the Year’ banner hung outside their dorm so it gets pretty crazy.”Starting Monday, Spirit Week will be kicked off with a sand volleyball tournament running from 3-5 p.m. on the the Angela Sand Volleyball Courts. First, Holy Cross Hall will face Le Mans Hall at 3 p.m., then McCandless Hall will challenge Regina and Opus Halls at 3:30 p.m., and the winners of each match will face off at 4 p.m. Tuesday’s event, “Tea with Hall Directors,” will begin at 1-2:30 p.m. and offer the opportunity for residents to stop by the office of their hall director, have a treat and get acquainted, while earning points for their halls. Students can sign up with teams of two or three women and race canoes around Lake Marian this Wednesday to gain points for their respective residence halls. The race will start at 5 p.m. Johnson said this race has been a Saint Mary’s tradition for many years.On Thursday, students can gets crafty by decorating mugs and mason jars in each of the residence halls from 3-5 p.m.Spirit Week concludes with “Spirit Day” and “Penny Wars” on Friday. All students are asked to share their spirit by sporting their residence hall apparel and colors and contributing change to their designated residence hall jar in the Student Center. The jars will be in the Student Center Atrium from 11-2 p.m.Johnson said she expects a different competition now that Regina Hall is also all first-years this year. “[First-years] are usually tough competition when it comes to attendance of the events. Holy Cross Hall and Le Mans Hall may have a run for their money going up against two completely [first-year residence halls].”The points towards the halls are through participation in the events. Additional points are given to the winners of specific events, such as the sand volleyball tournament, canoe races and Penny Wars.This year’s free tank-tops will be given out at each event, Johnson said.Sophomore Taylor Burger said the free apparel is an exciting part of the week.“I’m excited to support my hall and support Saint Mary’s as a whole this week,” Burger said “I’m totally looking forward to the canoe races.”Burger, who lives in LeMans Hall this year, said she lived in McCandless Hall last year which earned the title of “Hall of the Year” last year. “I was in McCandless last year so hopefully I’ll be in the winning dorm again this year,” she said.First-year student Isabel Tetzloff said she’s excited to participate in spirit week as a new student.“The events seem so fun, and I can’t wait to represent and earn points for my new home, all week,” Tetzloff said.Tags: residence hall, RHA, saint mary’s, Spirit Week 2015last_img read more

What will The Cider Mill look like during the pandemic?

first_imgThe Cider Mill will be opening its doors on Aug. 1 with new saftey procedures. “This season we are going to be having contactless delivery and our mobile ordering system,” says Assistant Manager Alex Stenton. If a customer comes to The Cider Mill without a face mask, they will not be let into the building. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The Cider Mill is preparing for a unusual season amid the coronavirus pandemic. “You’re able to go online to cidermillendicott.com and you’ll be able to purchase all of our normal products, and you can get it delivered to your car. So call the number or text the number when you get here and we’ll bring it out to you,” Stenton says.center_img Customers will be spaced out to adhere to social-distancing guidelines and there will be hand sanitizer stations within the building. Customers will be required to wear a face mask. However there is another option. The Cider Mill is also partnering with BingBites this year to offer delivery services. That will take effect Aug. 10.last_img read more

UEFA Leagues Have Up Till May 25 to Decide on Seasons

first_imgArsenal, Tottenham, Brighton and West Ham have opened their training grounds to players for individual work.The Premier League league is hopeful of a potential 8 June restart and finishing at the end of July to fit in with Uefa’s European competition plans. This would require full training to begin by 18 May.Top-flight clubs will meet on Friday to discuss options for the restart.Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said he had been in contact with clubs about restarting the Premier League “as soon as possible”.Professional Footballers’ Association deputy chief executive Bobby Barnes said: “We have been assured of the intentions of all that there would be no resumption unless guarantees of safety could be given to the players.“The overriding principle for all parties is the health and safety of all participants on and off the field, and of course the wider public.”The Scottish Premiership is suspended indefinitely and the season could yet be declared over, a move already taken with the second, third and fourth tiers north of the border.On Tuesday, the French government banned all sporting events, even without spectators, until September, signalling the end of the season for the top two divisions in the country, Ligue 1 and Ligue 2.The Dutch top flight was abandonedon Friday with no promotion or relegation and no champions, while on Monday Belgian clubs postponed a vote on confirming the cancellation of their top flight until next week.The deadline set by Uefa is referred to in a set of guidelines on ‘eligibility principles’ for European competitions that the governing body’s president and general secretary have sent out to football bodies.“Given the unforeseen and unprecedented situation […] national associations and leagues are facing a situation whereby the completion of their domestic competitions may be at risk,” they write.Stakeholders are told they “should be in a position to communicate to Uefa by 25 May the planned restart of their domestic competitions, including the date of restart and the relevant competition format”.It adds: “In the event that a domestic competition is to be prematurely terminated for legitimate reasons […] Uefa would require the national association to explain by 25 May.”Uefa is understood to have set the date because of its next executive committee meeting two days later, when decisions on the restarting of the Champions League and Europa League may be reached. It is viewed as flexible guidance, rather than a rigid deadline.Last week, after a video call meeting of all 55 national associations, Uefa made clear it wants on-field performanceto determine which clubs make up next season’s European club competitions, despite the current shutdown.Uefa urged clubs to “explore all possible options” to finish their seasons.It accepted that in “special cases” some could be cancelled, but asked authorities to use “a different format” if needed in order for teams to qualify for European competitions.If league seasons cannot be finished, it said national associations would need to select clubs to qualify for Europe.Uefa said it could “refuse or evaluate” selected teams if necessary.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram European leagues have until 25th May to tell UEFA whether they want to complete or cancel their seasons.Football is suspended in all European countries apart from Belarus because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Premier League has this week stepped up its plans to resume the season in what has been labelled ‘Project Restart’.last_img read more

Major quake, major shake

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A powerful earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault, which hasn’t ruptured in more than three centuries, is capable of producing prolonged periods of strong shaking in the greater Los Angeles region, a new study finds. The study offers one of the most detailed analyses yet of what would happen if a magnitude-7.7 temblor strikes along a 125-mile stretch of the fault between San Bernardino and Imperial counties. The southern San Andreas last snapped in 1690, unleashing a strong quake that caused relatively little damage because few people lived in the area. But as Los Angeles and neighboring cities have become populated and built up over the decades, scientists now say a big one could be devastating. Computer simulations show the Los Angeles Basin would experience some of the strongest ground shaking if the fault unzips from south to north. The basin could potentially experience several minutes of “roller coaster motion,” said lead researcher Kim Olsen of San Diego State University. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsBut Olsen said the shaking in the region likely won’t produce as much damage as areas near the epicenter because the traveling seismic waves will have weakened by the time they reach the greater Los Angeles region. The study was published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters this month.last_img read more

DONEGAL GIRL ARLENE CROWNED NATIONAL U-15 PENTATHLON CHAMP

first_imgArlene (centre) with her goldLETTERKENNY schoolgirl Arlene Crossan staged a stunning comeback to win gold in the National U-15 Pentathlon in Tullamore.Arlene had trailed her nearest rival Shannon Sheehy (Cushinstown AC) going into the final event – the 8oom – by seven points.But she won the race by a big enough margin to take gold, and finish 45 points ahead. Letterkenny AC athlete Arlene was crowned The Woodie’s DIY Combined Events U-15 Champion, the event including the 80m hurdles, the long jump, the high jump, the shot and the 800m. DONEGAL GIRL ARLENE CROWNED NATIONAL U-15 PENTATHLON CHAMP was last modified: August 12th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Arlene CrossanDONEGAL GIRL ARLENE CROWNED NATIONAL U-15 PENTATHLON CHAMPWoodies championshiplast_img read more

NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 12

first_imgMOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight (1) CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates20.5 points (6/13 3PT), 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.5 stealsLast Week: 2CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor the third straight time, CJ Perez topped our list and there wasn’t much of a debate at all.The energetic forward remained the lynchpin in aiding Lyceum preserve its unblemished 15-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Desiderio struggles, praises ‘great defender’ Dennison in UP loss to FEU The senior guard flirted with a triple-double in the Red Lions’ 83-72 win over Arellano on Thursday in what could be a prelude for his strong finishing kick late this season.With San Beda also dealing with a schedule heavy on contenders in its next four games, you can bet that Bolick can rekindle his form late in the elimination round and aid the Red Lions to extend its 12-game winning streak.(5) Allyn Bulanadi – F, San Sebastian Golden Stags17.5 points (4/13 3PT), 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 stealLast Week: N/AAllyn Bulanadi. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter another even week for San Sebastian, we have to go with its most consistent performer.And this week, it was Allyn Bulanadi.The forward was part of the sweet-shooting crew that barraged Letran for a 94-64 beatdown on Tuesday, and kept the Golden Stags fighting against Lyceum up until the endgame before falling, 73-78.Bulanadi’s emergence is a fresh sight for San Sebastian, as it spreads the scoring load more to the supporting crew aside from just relying to guys like Michael Calisaan and its troika of guards.(6) MJ Dela Virgen – G, JRU Heavy Bombers 18 points (4/8 3PT), 3 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 stealLast Week: N/AMJ dela Virgen. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSpeaking of sweet-shooting, MJ Dela Virgen also had a week to remember.The sophomore caught fire early and continued his torrid shooting in the endgame to go 50 percent from rainbow country in JRU’s 85-52 demolition of Perpetual.Dela Virgen stepping up is another welcome development for coach Vergel Meneses, as the Heavy Bombers strengthened their grip of the third spot.But the PBA legend is hoping that performances like these won’t be a one-off, as he preaches consistency going to JRU’s last four games.(7) Laurenz Victoria – G, Mapua Cardinals19 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 stealLast Week: N/ALaurenz Victoria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMapua may be out, but showed it still has some fight left. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Little-known Laurenz Victoria sparked the Cardinals to their first win in three months, as they pulled the rug from under St. Benilde, 79-69, and took the Blazers to the grave with them.Victoria’s late explosion, together with Denniel Aguirre, allowed Mapua to finally taste victory again as it snapped its inglorious 11-game losing streak.With the skid now halted, Victoria and the rest of the Cardinals now have the confidence to seek upsets and gain some silver linings despite having a woeful season. 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We’re just three weeks away from ultimately weeding out the contenders from the pretenders, and for the teams still in the running in the Final Four race, they are hell-bent to grab those seats rather than see their championship aspirations go down the drain.Two teams — Lyceum and San Beda — have already occupied the first two seats, while cellar-dwellers Mapua and St. Benilde are finally out of the running.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThat leaves six more teams staking their claim for the last two tickets in the playoffs, and after another action-packed week, these teams once again went to their leaders to bolster their chances of making it to the final dance.Here’s this week’s best players: Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Last Week: N/AMJ Ayaay. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCall him Lyceum’s glue guy.Also enough to merit the spotlight this week was Pirates forward MJ Ayaay, who has shown tenacity on both sides of the floor.Though Perez has been the unbowed leader of Lyceum, Ayaay has been steadily churning out consistent numbers while being the one to do the dirty work on the floor for the Pirates.But his mettle will be tested as Lyceum enters unchartered territory as it guns to sweep the eliminations in the final three outings.(4) Robert Bolick – G, San Beda Red Lions13 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assistsLast Week: N/ARobert Bolick. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLook who’s back!Jeramer Cabanag may have had his coming out party and Javee Mocon continued to showcase his worth for San Beda, but it was Robert Bolick, who has been making things work for coach Boyet Fernandez. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Perez showed his brilliance anew on Friday when he recorded a career-best 28 points in the Pirates’ 78-73 win over San Sebastian.But coach Topex Robinson warned Perez that the immaculate record will be put to waste if Lyceum won’t be able to pull off the wins they need to get, especially with the tough grind ahead at the end of the eliminations.(2) Bong Quinto – F, Letran Knights20.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.5 assistsLast Week: 1Bong Quinto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week’s pacesetter remains near the top of our rankings as Bong Quinto helped Letran go 1-1 in a tough week.Though the Knights bowed to the Golden Stags on Tuesday, the forward came out to played inspired basketball on Friday, registering a career-best 27 points in Letran’s 84-78 victory against EAC.Quinto and team captain Rey Nambatac unleashed a stellar showing that could no doubt make their late coach Bob Lotuaco proud if he was alive today.(3) MJ Ayaay – F, Lyceum Pirates13.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.0 block With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid coach Solari defends his players

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Solari defends his playersby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari has defended his players ahead of facing Real Sociedad.Madrid meet La Real on the back of a 2-2 draw with Villarreal.Solari said, “We’ve got a really busy month ahead of us, because we now have a game once every three days. The most important thing is that we keep our energy levels up in the matches and that we start to welcome the injured players back. It’s also important that we don’t pick up any more injuries.”Footballers aren’t machines. It’s tough when you have to play a game every three days and we have to be ready for that and go out and compete. The key thing in the league is that we continue to climb the table, we’ve moved up from ninth to fourth and have to keep closing the gap because it’s a battle right until the end. It’s in situations of adversity that your character shines through. The LaLiga season and the campaign will be a battle until the end.” last_img read more

DHX Media Licenses 10 Kids Shows to Amazon Prime Video US in

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebookcenter_img HALIFAX, Oct. 3, 2018 – DHX Media (or the “Company”) (TSX: DHX, NASDAQ: DHXM), a global children’s content and brands company, has signed a new agreement providing Prime Video’s U.S. streaming service with Spanish versions of 10 kids’ shows, including Strawberry Shortcake: Sky’s the Limit, Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Busy World of Richard Scarry, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario World, Madeline and more. The new content is expected to launch for U.S. Prime Video members on October 4, 2018.“We’re delighted to provide Amazon Prime Video with Spanish versions of these popular kids’ shows,” said Jerry Diaz, VP of Distribution at DHX Media. “With our deep library and strong production capabilities, DHX Media continues to be a one-stop-shop for streaming platforms looking for both original and classic content that kids and families love to watch.” Fireman Sam is one of ten DHX Media kids’ shows coming to Amazon Prime Video’s U.S. service in Spanish this October. (CNW Group/DHX Media Ltd.) Madeline is one of ten DHX Media kids’ shows coming to Amazon Prime Video’s U.S. service in Spanish this October. (CNW Group/DHX Media Ltd.) DHX Media titles newly available on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. in Spanish: Madeline is one of ten DHX Media kids’ shows coming to Amazon Prime Video’s U.S. service in Spanish this October. (CNW Group/DHX Media Ltd.) Bob the Builder, season 2 (52 x 11′)Bob the Builder: Mega Machines (movie) (1 x 60′)Fireman Sam, season 7 (13 x 11′)Strawberry Shortcake: Sky’s the Limit (movie) (1 x 70′)Sonic the Hedgehog, season 1 (13 x 30′)Super Mario World, season 1 (7 x 30′)Busy World of Richard Scarry, season 5 (13 x 30′)Madeline, season 1 (6 x 30′)Paddington’s Birthday Bonanza (special) (1 x 30′)Sabrina, the Animated Series, season 2 (13 x 30′)About DHX MediaDHX Media Ltd. (TSX: DHX, NASDAQ: DHXM) is a global children’s content and brands company, recognized for such high-profile properties as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, and the acclaimed Degrassi franchise. One of the world’s foremost producers of children’s shows, DHX Media owns the world’s largest independent library of children’s content, at 13,000 half-hours. It licenses its content to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide and generates royalties through its global consumer products program. Through its subsidiary, WildBrain, DHX Media operates one of the largest networks of children’s channels on YouTube. Headquartered in Canada, DHX Media has offices worldwide. Visit us at www.dhxmedia.com. Twitterlast_img read more

More with less Twitter user numbers fall but profit soars

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Twitter is doing more with less, at least when it comes to making money from a declining user base.The company is purging and blocking the creation of malicious accounts and spam, including those set up to try to influence U.S. and other elections. Twitter averaged 326 million monthly users in the third quarter, 2 per cent fewer than the previous quarter. It was Twitter’s first quarter-to-quarter decline since it lost 1 million in the second quarter of 2017.But video advertising is strong, accounting for more than half of total ad sales in the quarter. Twitter said it saw solid revenue across nearly all geographic locations and types of ads.The San Francisco company’s stock is surging as investors are forgiving the huge drop in subscribers and focusing instead on stronger-than-expected profit and revenue. In the past, investors paid more attention to user growth than ad revenue, but the company’s stated focus on the “health” of its service appears to have helped. CEO Jack Dorsey opened a conference call with analysts by saying the company was purging “spammy accounts.”“I think they did a great job explaining it, and it was smart to lead off the call by addressing the decline directly,” Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said.In addition, Dorsey said that Twitter’s daily usage declined among users who access the service only through the web. Pachter noted that it is “pretty clear” that bots use the web access and aren’t tweeting from smartphones.Twitter and other social-media companies are under intense pressure to rid their services of trolls and malicious accounts ahead of the U.S. midterm elections. In February, 13 Russians, including a businessman close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, were charged by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller in a plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections through social-media propaganda. Twitter and others have since faced congressional questioning and have been trying to combat fake accounts, even as those behind them have gotten more sophisticated at skirting the blocking efforts.With its latest quarterly report, Twitter is proving that it can make more money even with fewer users. That makes sense if the decline is due to ridding its service of malicious bots that, at least for now, aren’t known for clicking on ads or buying shoes because they saw some advertised online.Even before Twitter took an aggressive stance on fake accounts, it had been struggling with user growth. Twitter is very well known, thanks largely to President Donald Trump’s headline-making tweets nearly every day. But this has not translated to noticeable user growth for the company.Dorsey said Twitter has a “different dynamic than a typical social network,” though he didn’t name larger rivals such as Facebook or Instagram. He said people visit Twitter because they are interested in an event or topic such as sports — and the faster Twitter can show this to them, the better.Twitter said it had earnings of $1.02 per share in the July-September period. Excluding one-time items, earnings were 21 cents per share, exceeding the 14 cents industry analysts had expected, according to FactSet. Revenue was $758 million, up 29 per cent, and also beating expectations.Shares spiked $4.88, or nearly 18 per cent, to $32.42 in midday trading Thursday.last_img read more