Stanford Hall recognized as 2016-2017 Hall of the Year

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Janet Stengle Members of the three winning halls, Stanford, Farley and Carroll, pose with plaques honoring their dorms’ achievements. The Hall of the Year winners were announced in an event held at Legends.HPC co-chair Christina Fernandez said the halls were selected through an extensive evaluation process.“The halls throughout the year submit seven Rockne reports, which adds up to one a month, in which they detail events they have, who attended [and] what the purpose of the event was,” she said. “All [the halls’] presentations detail the work that they’ve done this year — what were their goals, did they achieve them how did they do so, how did they impact residents personal growth.”Fernandez said each dorm’s unique approach to residence life was crucial in selecting victors.“Each hall caters to its residents’ needs differently and that’s something very valuable for us,” she said.Andrew Foster, president of Hall of the Year recipient Stanford Hall, said the dorm made strides in growing an already strong community this year. “It was really just everyone getting out, everyone really forming that good group of people in Stanford Hall — people who are proud to be there,” he said.Stanford Hall vice president, Matt Geenen said a new mantra help to motivate the dorm to be its best.“We had the mantra of ‘record year’ and everyone just really got behind that and it went towards everything we did,” he said. “…  I think it was the whole mentality of the dorm, everyone just really rallied behind it.”This spirit, Geenen said, was shown in events put on by the dorm throughout the year.“I think our new signature event, the Irish Iron Classic, went super well,” he said. “We raised over $1,000 for the center for the homeless. Just having guys from across campus come and lift weights, something they don’t get to do or compete in often I think it was a really great event we did this year.” A similar sense of community helped motivate Carroll Hall, the Men’s Hall of the year, to stage new events and make its community tighter. This growing bond was easy to forge despite changes in the hall, Carroll vice president John McCormack said.“The fact that we had a new rector, two new [assistant rectors], a new cleaning lady … that was just by the wayside,” he said. “[The hall] was [about how] we’re a family, we’re a community and we’re going to take this place to heights it’s never been.” Carroll Hall president Andrew Rebholz said new events were key in helping with the changes.“It’s a lot about making sure the events that we have — we have a lot of events, maybe three a week — are good opportunities to bond,” he said. “[We want to make sure] people come to those and make those the best activities that they could be.”Rebholz said these events were more constructive than in years past.“I would say that if anything changed it was having events based not just on having fun but having discussion events,” he said. “We added a lot of dialogue in Carroll this year which was awesome to see because people could bond on a more spiritual and mental level which is pretty nice to have.”Carly Gray, vice president of Women’s Hall of the Year recipient Farley Hall, said successful execution of the dorm’s signature event was key to Farley’s success.“I think we really pulled off an incredible Be Fine Day,” Gray said. “We were really proud of how much progress we made in terms of that signature event.”A shared sense of community was also cited by Gray as a source of pride for the hall this year.“We work[ed] with hall staff to really create a bond between Farley sisters,” she said. “It’s  … people having strong relationships within the hall and caring about the hall so they come to events and participate in the community. You felt a really great presence on campus this year.”Tags: Carroll Hall, Farley Hall, Hall of the year, HPC, Stanford Hall Notre Dame’s Student Leadership Awards Banquet took place Monday evening at Legends where Hall Presidents Council (HPC) announced Stanford Hall as its Hall of the Year. Men’s Hall of the Year and Women’s Hall of the Year were also announced with Carroll Hall and Farley Hall taking home the awards respectively.last_img read more

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant open-ended on being part of sports ownership

first_imgThe Lakers plan to have discussions on determining which Bryant’s jersey number they will eventually retire.“He’s going to have the next statue and the next jersey up,” Johnson predicted.Bryant did not state a preference. But he admitted feeling more comfortable with his role as No. 24 despite winning three of his five NBA titles wearing No. 8. “The first phase of my career was much harder. I had to learn something I naturally wasn’t,” said Bryant, who switched numbers before the 2006-07 season. “It took a lot of studying and figuring out how to organize a team.”The Lakers retired eight players well after earning inductions into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. But the franchise could retire Bryant’s jersey as early as next season. The Lakers retired Shaquille O’Neal’s No. 34 jersey on April, 2, 2013, though he does not become eligible for a Hall of Fame induction until 2017.Tough choicesSixers center Jahlil Okafor has sparked concerns beyond his defense. Okafor recently had an altercation with a heckler outside of a bar, an incident that both was captured on video and took attention away from his season averages of 17.5 points and 8.2. rebounds per game. Okafor, who had 12 points on 6-of-14 shooting and five rebounds against the Lakers, hugged Bryant afterwards at center court.“It’s important for him to learn those things,” Bryant said, “and stay focused on the game.”Scott believed “Okafor “had a chance to be a player in this league that would play 12-13 years” after becoming impressed with his post play and mid-range jumper during pre-draft workouts. But the Lakers used their No. 2 pick on point guard D’Angelo Russell. Back to workLakers reserve guard Lou Williams returned after missing the past two games because of his grandfather’s recent death.“It was good to put the type of week I had behind me,” said Williams, who had nine points on 2-of-6 shooting in 21 minutes. “I was more excited to be back in an environment I was comfortable in.”Staff writer David Montero contributed to this report PHILADELPHIA >> Kobe Bryant might return to the Lakers.Bryant has not reconsidered retirement following the 2015-16 season. But he sounded open about having a role with the Lakers in another capacity. “Me and the Buss family grew up together,” Bryant said, referring to Lakers president Jeanie Buss and executive Jim Buss. “I would be honored to help them with that transition to get back to the top.”Bryant sounded unsure on whether he would want to join any sports ownership group. The Lakers have not yet discussed that possibility, according to team sources. “I haven’t had any burning desire to look into it,” Bryant said before the Lakers’ 103-91 loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday. “But if I do and feel really passionate about it, that’s something I’ll dive into.”Magic Johnson sold his 4.5 percent ownership stake to billionaire season-ticket holder Patrick Soon-Shiong in 2010. Johnson then joined Guggenheim Partners to purchase the Dodgers in 2012. Johnson told reporters on Tuesday that Bryant should do something similar.Bryant has already become involved in other business ventures, including his own company, Kobe, Inc. Bryant also has a business stake in The Players’ Tribune.“He may be thinking outside the box of doing something with his own company,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said about Bryant. “But if (Kobe) came and said, ‘Jim and Jeanie, I want to do something with the organization,’ I’m sure they’ll say, ‘Okay.’” What’s your number?center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Pardew confident ahead of derby

first_imgCrystal Palace boss Alan Pardew believes he can secure a win against Chelsea for a second time this season and delay their Premier League coronation.The Blues will be confirmed as champions for the first time in five years if they beat Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.However, Pardew was in charge of Newcastle in December when they ended Chelsea’s 14-match unbeaten start to the campaign with a 2-1 victory at St James’ Park.And he believes that experience, plus the pace of Palace’s counter-attacks, can help earn the Eagles a first win at the Bridge since March 1982.He said: “If there is a team that I know well, it’d be Chelsea. I’ve studied them, I know how they play.“They will dominate possession around the two-thirds of the pitch that we have to defend, but we carry a threat with the players we have, that’s why our away record is so good.“[At Newcastle] we had a good gameplan and deserved to win on the day. I know they didn’t like us wasting time but if they were 2-1 up I’d expect them to do the same.“We need to respond following our recent defeats, both for ourselves and to keep the Premier League title race alive, if we can.”However, Pardew believes even a Palace victory would only be delaying the inevitable, with Chelsea needing only three more points from their final four games to clinch the title.He added: “Chelsea have lost two games all season, one to Spurs and one to Newcastle. That’s an outstanding record.“There may not have been many champagne performances of late but they’re concentrating on getting the job done.“But we don’t want them to win it on Sunday because for us it’s an important game. We’ve played well against the top sides and we want to continue that.“We’ve got to try and produce a performance that doesn’t get carried away with the emotion of the day.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Former skipper Brendan Taylor back to strengthen Zimbabwe team for West Indies series

first_imgFormer captain Brendan Taylor and bowler Kyle Jarvis were both included in the Zimbabwe Test squad for the first time after lengthy absences when a 16-man party was named on Tuesday for the two-Test series at home to the West Indies.Taylor and Jarvis had opted to play county cricket in England under Kolpak contracts, which meant they could no longer play for Zimbabwe, but have since been convinced to return to the team.Taylor, 31, has an average of almost 35 in 23 previous Tests and brings a wealth of experience to the side. The 28-year-old Jarvis last played Test cricket in early 2013.Graeme Cremer will continue as captain but the squad has been overhauled after July’s tour to Sri Lanka with all-rounders Tendai Chisoro and Solomon Mire and wicket-keeper Nyasha Mayavo all in line for a first cap.There were also recalls for bowlers Chamu Chibhabha and Michael Chinouya.Both Tests are being played at the Queens Club in Bulawayo. The first Test starts on Saturday with the second scheduled for Oct. 29 to Nov. 2.Squad:Graeme Cremer (captain), Regis Chakabva, Chamu Chibhabha, Michael Chinouya, Tendai Chisoro, Craig Ervine, Kyle Jarvis, Hamilton Masakadza, Nyasha Mayavo, Solomon Mire, Christopher Mpofu, Peter Moor, Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams.last_img read more

10 months agoRB Leipzig willing to sell Everton target Augustin

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say RB Leipzig willing to sell Everton target Augustinby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRB Leipzig are inviting offers for Jean-Kévin Augustin.RMC says RBL are putting the striker up for sale ahead of the January market.Augustin is a top target for Everton boss Marco Silva, which are prepared to offer €40m for the youngster.Everton’s interest sparked angry denials from RBL, but they’re now willing to sell.Augustin, 21, is tied to RBL until 2022. last_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL: AC Milan formally announce signing of Lucas Paqueta

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: AC Milan formally announce signing of Lucas Paquetaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan have formally announced the signing of Lucas Paqueta from Flamego.The Brazilian’s move has been settled for some time, with a €35m deal agreed back in October.On Thursday the Rossoneri have deposited his contract with the Lega Serie A, meaning he’s now officially eligible to play for them.Paqueta could make his debut in the Supercoppa Italiana against Juventus, which will be held in Suadi Arabia on January 16. last_img read more

10 months agoLille join growing interest for Chelsea fullback Baba

first_imgLille join growing interest for Chelsea fullback Bababy Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe interest in Chelsea fullback Abdul Rahman Baba is growing.With Schalke cutting short Baba’s loan six months early, the Ghana international is fielding new offers from across Europe.Chelsea are happy for Baba to move out on a temporary deal again this month.And Revier Sport says Lille are the latest club to express interest in a loan deal.Baba has also attracted enquiries from Villarreal and Girona in recent days. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Toronto stock market falls as energy sector hurt by lower oil prices

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index lost a little ground Thursday as a further drop in the price of oil to an eight-month low weighed on the key energy sector.Markets on both sides of the border were softer after a very strong day following the U.S. midterms, says Jayson Moss, research analyst at Franklin Bissett Investment Management.“What’s weighing particularly on the Canadian market is the fact that we’re seeing oil entering a bear market, down now 21 per cent since the high on Oct. 3, on concerns that the market will be oversupplied and rising U.S. inventories,” he said in an interview.The December crude contract was down for a ninth straight session, falling by $1 at US$60.67 per barrel. That’s the lowest level since March 8.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 11.96 points to 15,357.47 after hitting a low of 15,293.29 on 414 million shares traded.The health-care sector fell the most as cannabis stocks gave back some of Wednesday’s strong gains. Energy stocks lost 1.66 per cent.Industrials fell on a 24 per cent decrease in Bombardier’s shares after investors were concerned by its reduced free cash flow guidance amid efforts to refocus the company by selling some assets.Moss said companies have recently faced pretty significant share price movements when they fall short of beat expectations.Canadian Tire gained almost three per cent after posting strong results Thursday, while Freshii Inc. hit an all-time low of $1.95 and closed down 33.4 per cent to $2.65 after withdrawing its 2019 outlook.“It just feels like we’re more in the later innings of this bull market where we have seen some pretty inflated valuations and high street expectations,” he added.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 11.12 points to 26,191.42. The S&P 500 index lost 7.05 points at 2,806.84, while the Nasdaq composite was down 39.87 points at 7,530.88.Moss said the Federal Reserve’s decision not to raise interest rates had no appreciable impact on markets. However, he expects a final rate increase of the year in December.The Canadian dollar traded at an average of 76.25 cents US compared with an average of 76.36 cents US on Wednesday.The December natural gas contract was down 1.2 cents at US$3.54 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down US$3.60 at US$1,225.10 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 1.85 cents at US$2.74 a pound.last_img read more