Graduates to serve in under-resourced schools

first_imgWith senior year at a close, students are combining final celebrations with preparations for upcoming employment, graduate schools and volunteer positions. This year, 95 recent college graduates will venture to more than 35 cities across the nation to take on full-time teaching positions through the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). Photo courtesy of Matthew Gelchion According to ACE co-founder Fr. Sean McGraw, 48 Notre Dame graduates will begin the ACE program, a two-year service assignment combined with a Masters in Education, aimed at assisting under-resourced Catholic schools across the nation. “The mission of ACE is to strengthen and sustain Catholic schools and transform Catholic schools throughout the United States,” he said. McGraw said the program invites recent college graduates to explore teaching as a potential vocation and serve as teachers in areas in need of energetic, faith-filled educators ready to use their talents to help young children discover their own gifts. “We want talented, smart, generous, adventuresome students who are willing to do whatever it takes to help kids learn,” he said. “I think there are a lot of unknowns in terms of you don’t know where you’re going to get sent, and you’ve never taught before.” The first year of teaching is one of the biggest challenges for an educator, and McGraw said it in some ways requires students to take a leap of faith in using their gifts to teach.Senior Matt Jewell said he decided he wanted to pursue a teaching career at the end of his freshman year at Notre Dame. After his advisor suggested ACE as a potential graduate program, Jewell said the more he looked into it, the more interested he became. “I remember how much of a difference having great teachers made to me, and I’m thankful for the opportunities that I’ve had to get to where I am in life now,” he said. “I already knew I wanted to teach, so it’s nice to be giving back while also doing what I love. It’s a win-win.”Jewell said he was randomly assigned to a school in south-central Los Angeles and will teach every subject in his fourth grade classroom. “I’m just excited to get into a classroom and get started with teaching,” he said. “I also can’t wait to get to know the other ACE members in Los Angeles.” Senior Kelsie Corriston will also serve in the Los Angeles area later this year teaching third graders at Our Lady of Victory elementary school in Compton, Calif. She said she applied to ACE because she has always had an interest in education. “I’m an [Education, Schooling and Society] minor here and so I figured that I wanted to teach after college, but I also wanted to do service, and I also wanted to get my Masters, so the program was a perfect fit,” she said. Corriston said she heard about ACE during the spring of her first year through her First Year of Studies adviser. After taking a one-credit course, “Giving Back through Education,” she said she knew she wanted to both teach and serve. “I’ve always felt like my best self and my most useful self when I’ve done service,” she said. “I’ve done a lot through the [Center for Social Concerns] … I did a [Summer Service Learning Program] and an [International Summer Service Learning Program] this past summer.“On a personal level I feel like our education and everything else that we get from Notre Dame and other places aren’t really worth it until you take what you’ve learned and apply it to the world, and in my case that’s been through service … that’s where I’ve felt the most joy in my life.” Tags: 2014 Commencement, ACE, Alliance for Catholic Education, servicelast_img read more

Ryanair connects Dubrovnik and Split four times a week

first_img“Ryanair is pleased to be able to announce the first flights from Dubrovnik and Split to Dublin, departing four times a week from June, as part of the expanded 2019 summer schedule, which also includes new flights from Zadar to Cologne, Hamburg and Nuremberg. ” said Ivana Hanjš, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing for Europe. Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, has launched its first flights to Dubrovnik and Split from Dublin, four times a week since June, as part of its largest Croatian summer schedule to date 2019, which also includes flights from Zadar to Cologne, Hamburg and Nuremberg.last_img read more

New stability for Net hotels

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Lyon director of football, Juninho, meeting Arsenal target Nabil Fekir to block move

first_imgLyon director of football, Juninho, meeting Arsenal target Nabil Fekir to block move Advertisement Advertisement Lyon have appointed a new manager, Sylvinho (l) and director of football, Juninho (r) (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)Juninho, who played for Lyon from 2001-2009, winning seven Ligue 1 titles in the process, returned to his former club in May this year as director of football.He swiftly appointed a new manager, his former Brazil team-mate Sylvinho, who is taking on his first job as a club’s head coach.The Brazilian duo now in charge at Lyon may want to persuade Fekir to extend his stay at the Groupama Stadium rather than cash in on him now.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 CityHowever, Lyon president, Jean-Michel Aulas, is keen to move Fekir on this summer to avoid him leaving on a free next year, commenting last month: ‘His preference is a departure. We are open to discussions, we leave the door ajar for Nabil but for the moment, there are no offers.’The forward came within a whisker of moving to Liverpool last summer, with a £53m move collapsing at the last minute.MORE: Arsenal make contact over Nabil Fekir move but may need to sell Mesut Ozil to sign the FrenchmanMORE: Arsenal offered Lyon star Nabil Fekir for cut-price deal Comment Nabil Fekir could still stay at Lyon (Picture: Getty Images)Recently-appointed Lyon director of football, Juninho Pernambucano, is keen to keep Arsenal target Nabil Fekir at the club and will meet the Frenchman today to discuss his future.The Lyon captain has just one year left on his contract with the Ligue 1 side and has been offered to the Gunners for, a seemingly very reasonable, £30m this summer.Arsenal are yet to submit a bid for the 25-year-old, but are have made contact over a switch and are interested in signing the France international.However, despite offering his services to other clubs, Lyon have apparently not given up on keeping hold of their captain, according to Juninho.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I would love Fekir to stay,’ the Brazilian said on Wednesday. ‘He is a great player.‘He has a lot of talent. We will see what happens. I am a fan of his talent. We’ll meet him tomorrow.’ Phil HaighThursday 4 Jul 2019 9:09 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link147Shareslast_img read more

Pep Guardiola celebrates as Manchester City’s Champions League ban gets overturned

first_imgPep Guardiola and Manchester City will be back in the Champions League next season (Getty Images)Speaking before the decision was confirmed on Monday morning, Guardiola claimed he was confident that City’s suspension would be overturned.‘I’m confident in the club, I know the defence and their argument,’ he said after City’s 5-0 victory over Brighton.‘It was issued a long time ago, maybe 90 per cent of the people on the pitch and backroom staff were not there [at the club], but we will see and respect the decisions.‘I feel fully confident in what the club has done and allowed us to play in the Champions League next season.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsA statement from City read: ‘Whilst Manchester City and its legal advisors are yet to review the full ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the Club welcomes the implications of today’s ruling as a validation of the Club’s position and the body of evidence that it was able to present. ‘The club wishes to thank the panel members for their diligence and the due process that they administered.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Pep Guardiola celebrates as Manchester City’s Champions League ban gets overturned Pep Guardiola and Manchester City were buoyed after their UEFA ban was overturned (Instagram)Pep Guardiola celebrated with his coaching staff and Manchester City’s hierarchy after the club’s Champions League ban was overturned on Monday.City’s two-season suspension from all UEFA competitions has been lifted, while their £25 million fine has been reduced to £8.9m.City were initially banned from all UEFA competitions for ‘serious breaches’ of Financial Fair Play rules.The club were accused of inflating income generated by sponsorship deals in order to meet FFP rules, which require clubs to break even.ADVERTISEMENTBut following confirmation that the decision has been overturned, Guardiola posed for a selfie with Manuel Estiarte, a member of his coaching staff, and City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe picture, which was posted on Manuel Estiarte’s Instagram account, was subsequently deleted. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 13 Jul 2020 11:19 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link822Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces $705,000 in PLCB Grants for Developing, Promoting Pennsylvania Beers

first_imgEffect of Fungicides on Pennsylvania Hop Aroma Quality: Evaluation of the effects that fungicides have on the final quality of hops and beer brewed with those hops.The Pennsylvania State University$65,595 Beer Tourism: The Digital Ale Trail: Development of a new app – a comprehensive, immersive mobile experience for residents and tourists to experience the best of the commonwealth’s beer industry at the touch of their fingers – to raise the profile of Pennsylvania breweriesBrewers of Pennsylvania$60,000 Economy,  Press Release Harrisburg – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has awarded grants totaling $704,985 to 13 projects to increase the production of Pennsylvania-made malt and brewed beverages and enhance the Pennsylvania beer industry through promotion, marketing, and research-based programs and projects.“Brewing beer is an important industry to Pennsylvania’s economy that is growing, said Governor Tom Wolf. “These grants build on the bipartisan efforts to modernize our beer laws and support the industry to create job opportunities from the farm to the brewery, pub and grocery store.”Act 39 of 2016 created the Pennsylvania Malt and Brewed Beverages Industry Promotion Board and authorized the PLCB to approve up to $1 million annually for development and marketing of the Pennsylvania beer industry.“Pennsylvania has a long, proud history of producing some of the finest malt and brewed beverages in the country,” said Board Chairman Tim Holden. “Pennsylvania-based breweries are flourishing, and the PLCB is proud to support the continued development of the commonwealth’s beer industry through these grants.”“With 300 licensed breweries and a 300 percent increase in breweries in the past six years alone, brewing beer is a $5.8 billion industry in Pennsylvania,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “The grants PLCB awarded today pave the way for continued growth in Pennsylvania’s malt and brewed beverage industry.”The grant projects, summarized as follows, were recommended for approval by the Pennsylvania Malt and Brewed Beverages Industry Promotion Board. Grant ProjectGranteeGrant Amount “These grants represent a strong cross-section of research, marketing and education initiatives important to the commonwealth’s beer industry,” said William Brock, president and CEO of Straub Brewery and chairman of the PA Malt and Brewed Beverages Industry Promotion Board.  “We appreciate PLCB’s approval of the projects, and look forward to our continued work with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in administering the grants and supporting the board’s activities.”The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates more than 600 wine and spirits stores statewide, and licenses 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and handlers. The PLCB also works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups, and licensees. Taxes and store profits – totaling $15.8 billion since the agency’s inception – are returned to Pennsylvania’s General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania’s schools, health and human services programs, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives, among other important public services. The PLCB also provides financial support for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, other state agencies, and local municipalities across the state. For more information about the PLCB, visit www.lcb.pa.gov. Bringing Brewers and Farmers Together: Two “matchmaking events” in 2018 to connect interested farmers with local brewers in order to strengthen Montgomery County’s role in the local brewing economy.Montgomery County Planning Commission$7,147 Pennsylvania Craft Malt Production and Promotion for Commonwealth Brewed Beverages: A project to increase production, promotion, and research and development of Pennsylvania craft malt while increasing the quality, profitability, and sale of commonwealth brewed beverages.Deer Creek Malthouse$49,214 Professional Development and Education Program: Direct education of individual brewers in western Pennsylvania increasing their knowledge and improving the quality of beer produced through the offering of professional speakers, technical seminars and other professional development opportunities.Master Brewer’s Association of Pennsylvania, District Pittsburgh$35,000 Pittsburgh Brewery Guide: An innovative and interactive online and print guide to breweries across Allegheny County focused on increased knowledge of unique local brewing traditions, tourism and economic impact.Pittsburgh Brewers Guild$30,000 February 28, 2018 “Poured in Pennsylvania”: A feature-length documentary film that will explore the state’s craft beer industry, including its impact in agriculture, tourism, and the economy in order to both educate viewers and spur beer tourism throughout Pennsylvania.GK Visual LLC$65,000 Pennsylvania Pursue Your Hoppiness: Identification of 12 beer trails geographically linking breweries based on the state’s existing tourism regions, and creation, development, and employment of a single, identifiable brand identity for Pennsylvania’s malt and brewed beverage industry.PA Department of Community and Economic Development, Pennsylvania Tourism Office$127,500 PABrewReview.com: Improvement and expansion of a brewery review website using user-submitted ratings to provide consumers with a consolidated source of information for each brewery in the commonwealth, searchable by location and other categories.PA Brew Review$39,970 Governor Wolf Announces $705,000 in PLCB Grants for Developing, Promoting Pennsylvania Beers SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Distributors Training and Development: Three regional marketing workshops across Pennsylvania for beer distributors that (D licensees) that will allow industry experts to provide distributors with information and tools to take advantage of recent changes in Pennsylvania law to remain an integral part of the Pennsylvania beer industry.Malt Beverage Distribution Association$95,000 Design and Development of Improved Drying Technologies for Pennsylvania Hop Growers: Development of research-based recommendations for dehydrating fresh hops with a focus on preserving hop aroma compounds currently in demand by Pennsylvania breweries.The Pennsylvania State University$70,559 “What’s Brewing”: A television series promoting all aspects of Pennsylvania’s evolving brewing scene to raise the visibility of Pennsylvania’s growing craft brewing industry and increase tourism.CCI Communications$50,000 The Hops on Lots Pittsburgh Project: Development, in conjunction with a local community, of an urban hop farm to supply a local brewer for creation of a truly local beer for the community.Hops on Lots Pittsburgh$10,000last_img read more

Longest vessel in Aberdeen Harbour history docks to assist with expansion

first_imgThe longest vessel to ever dock in Aberdeen Harbour has arrived to assist with the South Harbour expansion.Image source: Aberdeen HarbourAberdeen Harbour said that the 175-meter-long MV Beltnes arrived on Wednesday, May 29, to help with work on the £350 million expansion of the city’s port.The self-discharging bulk carrier discharged 35,000 tonnes of fill material behind concrete caissons, as part of the creation of the Dunnottar Quay.According to the harbour, the vessel will make seven return trips to South Harbour to complete the Dunnottar and Castlegate Quays.The fill material used behind the caissons was quarried from Norway and would provide these quays with significant heavy-lift capacity, all designed to support activity associated with the onshore and offshore energy industry.It is worth reminding that the first 6,000-tonne caisson arrived at the harbour earlier this year. The first caisson measures 50 meters long, 15 meters wide, and 16 meters deep and will be used to form the closed quay section of the development.The caisson was set to its designated location and filled with water to sink it to the seabed, later replaced with fill material. A total of 22 caissons will form the foundations of Castlegate and Dunnottar Quays, which will be 540 and 400 meters long respectively.The increase in scale at South Harbour will secure the harbour’s ability to allow vessels of up to 300 meters to berth alongside. The harbour expects that the opening of Aberdeen South Harbour will occur during 2020.Artistic rendering of expanded harbour; Image source: Aberdeen HarbourSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by more than 10.000 industry professionals daily.We had almost 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas.These stats allow our partners advertising on Offshore Energy Today to get maximum exposure to their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.last_img read more

Cardinals Top Trojans In Middle School Hoops

first_imgThe St. Louis 7th grade boys basketball team defeated the St. Michael’s Trojans Tuesday night 28 to 24.Johnathan Deal led the Cardinals with 9 points and a strong defensive effort.Adam Moster added a timely 4th quarter bucket and a 3 ball from Adam Cox late in the game secured the victory for St. Louis.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Mike Burkhart.The 8th grade SLS Cardinals basketball team defeated St. Michael’s of Brookville, Tuesday night, by the score of 31-9.Kevin Salatin and George Ritter led the team in scoring.The Cardinals now stand at 8-1 on the season.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Dale Amrhein.last_img read more

Search for Missing Marines off Southern California Coast

first_imgA tweet from the One Marine Expeditionary Force says search and rescue efforts are underway, with support from the Navy and the Coast Guard. 15 Marines were inside the vehicle during the time of the incident, eight of whom are still missing, according to a press release from the 15th MEU.Two other Marines are listed as in “critical condition” at a nearby hospital, the press release said.Around 5:45 p.m. Marines in the AAV reported taking on water while participating in a training exercise near San Clemente Island, California.Search and rescue operations are underway with assistance from multiple Navy and Coast Guard ships and aircraft, the press release said.The name of the deceased Marine is being held for 24 hours while the family can be notified, the release said. At least one Marine is dead and eight are missing after a training incident off the Southern California coast.Marine officials say two others are injured after what they called a “mishap” involving an amphibious assault vehicle near San Clemente Island Thursday night.The officials say it happened during a training exercise for members of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. 15 Marines were inside the vehicle during the time of the incident. One died and eight are still missing, according to a press release from the 15th MEU.https://t.co/dr6umJ2H31 pic.twitter.com/biEjqclgtC— Marine Corps Times (@Marinetimes) July 31, 2020last_img read more