Sailing Club begins practice after a delayed start to the season

first_imgMeghan Cappitelli | The Observer The Notre Dame Sailing club started their practices three weeks ago.As a RecSports-registered team, Sailing Club was not permitted to begin practicing until Sept. 14. In the spirit of safety, the club took an extra week to devise a practice plan that adheres to necessary health guidelines.This plan includes wearing masks while sailing, staggering entry to the boathouse area, spraying down the gear and boats post-practice and practicing in eight “pods.” Each pod has 10 members.Senior and vice commodore Peter Pillari said these measures and the nature of sailing itself allows the team to conduct practice in a safe manner that closely resembles the way in which the team used to practice.“Sailing is a distanced sport inherently because we are all on different boats,” Pillari said. “We are able to get out there and do many of the things we normally would, like teaching new members about sailing.”However, there is one major difference between practices pre-pandemic and practices now, senior and commodore Chloe Frentzel said.“Normally our practices are pretty free-flowing, and people just come when they are available,” Frentzel said. “This year, because of contact tracing, we have to assign groups and times, so people might not be able to come four times a week like they usually would.”While practices have resumed in a semi-normal way, the team will be unable to compete in regattas this semester. For Frentzel and many other team members, not attending regattas is disappointing, as the events are typically a team-favorite.“It’s nice to get to see the new sailors at their first regattas and also host teams here and show them around,” Frentzel said.The club hopes to compete at some point during the year, but at this time continues to adhere to University policies, as well as the policies of other teams in the conference. In the absence of regattas, the club has been making efforts to foster an atmosphere of team bonding in other ways, including team dinners after practices.Sophomore and vice captain Hope Gallagher described her favorite aspect of Sailing Club as the community, noting that the social part of the club looks a bit different this semester.“A big part of the sailing club is the social piece, and a lot of years we get a handful of social members,” Gallagher said. “We try to host team dinners after practice to kind of build up some of those relationships, especially with the freshmen.”For Gallagher, the lost opportunity of sailing in the warmer weather earlier this year was a significant disappointment.“A big bummer of COVID was that in the time it took to coordinate everything, we lost a lot of time and warm weather,” Gallagher said. “We didn’t get to start until about two weeks ago, which is unfortunate since we were here for a good part of August.”As the semester progresses, the Sailing Club hopes to continue practicing and get out on the water as a team.Tags: COVID-19, Here, Sailing Club The Notre Dame Sailing Club has adjusted to new COVID-19 rules and regulations, both on and off the boats, and is now setting sail into its third week of practice.last_img read more

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Chartwell in Bristol deal

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considering two up top against Arsenal after PSG win

first_imgLukaku and Rashford scored United’s goals in their thrilling 3-1 win over PSG (Getty)‘One, you’ve got to consider their approach, what systems do you think they will play, which is impossible to predict because they change a lot!‘Then you’ve got to look at who’s fit and how we approach the game, different kind of systems or counter-attacking game, different type of game.’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 errors Lukaku assisted two quick-fire goals in United’s win over Arsenal last time (Picture: Getty)But Solskjaer is likely to keep playing Lukaku through the middle given his superb form and excellent understanding with Rashford – though that could give him selection headaches elsewhere with Anthony Martial fit again.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He’s been asked to play wide a few times earlier on and provide more chances, but now he’s more in and around the box. We need Rom facing the goal, not with his back to goal,’ said the Norwegian before Sunday’s trip to north London.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 City‘Of course we played with two up front, with him and Rashy against PSG. They might form a very nice partnership together, the two of them, because I wouldn’t like to be a defender having them two running at me!’On the selection dilemmas he faces, he added: ‘Same decisions you always have when you go into a game. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considering two up top against Arsenal after PSG win The Norwegian could struggle to fit all his attackers in the side at once (Picture: Getty)Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is likely to stick with a two-man attack against Arsenal despite Romelu Lukaku’s devastating performance off the right wing on his last visit to the Emirates.The Belgian striker is enjoying a ruthless run in front of goal, scoring braces in each of his last three matches, and has struck up a particularly good understanding with strike partner Marcus Rashford against both Southampton and PSG.When United knocked Arsenal out of the FA Cup in January, Lukaku played more as a provider, laying on two assists in a 3-1 win having started on the right side of the attack. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Mar 2019 11:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kSharescenter_img Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Two More States Have Declared Porn a Public Health Crisis

first_imgRelevant Magazine 16 February 2017Family First Comment: More and more countries and states waking up.South Dakota and Virginia have recently passed new measures, joining Utah as states that now view porn as a public health crisis.South Dakota’s SCR4 resolution passed unanimously among state lawmakers, saying that children are being exposed to porn “at an alarming rate,” while noting that it is also “linked to a lessening desire in young persons to marry.”The measure in Virginia calls for more “education, prevention, research, and policy change at the community and societal level in order to address the pornography epidemic that is harming the people of the Commonwealth and the nation.” The measure also says porn is responsible for “lessening desire in young men to marry, dissatisfaction in marriage and infidelity.”Earlier last year, a Utah measure labeled porn “evil, degrading, addictive and harmful.”Each of the measures seeks to increase awareness about the dangers linked to porn as well as help lawmakers better understand issues linked to porn consumption.http://www.relevantmagazine.com/slices/two-more-states-have-declared-porn-public-health-crisislast_img read more

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Modifieds chase $2,000 top check at Luxemburg tonight

first_imgLUXEMBURG, Wis. – Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds chase a $2,000 top check and a spot on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot tonight (Friday, July 8) at Luxemburg Speedway.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, BMS North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points, but not local track points will be awarded at the event, sponsored by Pagel’s Ponderosa and Ron’s Cheese.There is a $30 entry fee. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods will vie for all applicable points.Pit gates open at 4:45 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:40 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.Spectator admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for teens ages 13-17 and free for kids 12 and under. Pit passes are $25.Additional information is available at the www.luxemburgspeedway.com website or by calling 920 621-3272.last_img read more

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William “Bill” A. Bibee November 19, 1942 – February 12, 2020

first_imgWilliam “Bill” Bibee, age 77 of Harrison, Ohio passed away at his home Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Born November 19, 1942 in Hamilton, Ohio the son of Arthur and Dorothy (Hawk) Bibee.Bill a 1960 graduate of William Henry Harrison High School worked for Cincinnati Incorporated for over 38 Years. Bill married Carolyn Sue Grubbs December 23, 1961 in Harrison, Ohio. Bill loved to work on cars, going to listen to country and bluegrass music and the Cincinnati Areomodelers.Bill is survived by his children Billi Sue Brickner, David Bibee, Dan (Amy) Bibee and Jamie (Carrie) Bibee. Grandfather of 10 and great grandfather of five. Brother of Jane (Allen) Lane. Brother in law of Lowell Foster.Preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Dorothy Bibee, wife Carolyn Sue Bibee and sister Janet Foster.Visitation will be Monday, February 17, 2020 from 11:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Shawn Crisman officiating all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio. 45030. Burial will follow at Glen Haven Cemetery Harrison.last_img read more

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Allardyce – Stop moaning AVB

first_img Matthew Taylor misses out after suffering a knock in the Capital One Cup victory against Burnley while Mladen Petric is also out for a couple of weeks after aggravating an injury in an Under 21 run-out. Ricardo Vaz Te misses out, too, after dislocating a shoulder against Swansea on Sunday. Allardyce, however, is confident his side – when the squad is fully-fit – will start to surge up the Premier League table and believes they have a good chance of beating Tottenham and going all the way in the Capital One Cup. “On the night you have to have your team spot on,” Allardyce added. “You have to have your team get a bit of luck and you have to make sure you get through. “Andre will have his problems because he is still playing Europa League football on top of Premier League football on top of Capital One Cup next round. “There is no doubt we will make some changes in our team that we play against them and I’m sure that they will. “They have obviously invested in a huge squad now, spending £100million. So I suppose the pressure is more on them than us because they are supposed to be able to cope with it more than we are.” “Chelsea will go away and play the same way at Schalke and play on the break. Manchester United will go away and play the same way. “They all know that they play that way themselves so they can’t really criticise the team that comes to them and sits behind the ball because they do the same in the bigger games, especially in the Champions League. “So when you hear a manager moaning about that, he should really watch what he is saying because when it comes around and he does it he wants to get some praise for what he does, particularly if he ends up with a result or winning. “We all have to tactically set out how to nullify the opposition.” Allardyce faces an Aston Villa side on Saturday perfectly suited to a counter-attacking style and he is mindful of the fact that West Ham have lost three league matches so far this season at Upton Park. Allardyce said: “We are one of those teams who are struggling with points on the board. All that matters at the end is winning matches. Last season at home was a fantastic ride for us. This season it has been bitterly disappointing. “The players are bound to feel extra pressure and feel more anxious but they have to remind themselves of the good performances they’ve given and continue in that vein from a confidence point of view. “We have been severely punished for not taking chances.” Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas criticised the White Hart Lane fans last weekend for not being patient enough as his side tried to break down a Hull side with a massed defence looking to break on the counter. But Allardyce, whose West Ham side were drawn against Spurs in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals, said: “They (Tottenham) do the same when they play in Europe. Press Association Sam Allardyce has told the Premier League’s top managers to stop moaning when teams go to their grounds and shut up shop.last_img read more

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Ginola calls for stability

first_img Press Association Andre Villas-Boas succeeded Harry Redknapp in July 2012, only to be unseated 17 months later. Former Spurs midfielder Sherwood took the reins on an 18-month deal in December 2013, but he lasted just five months before being sacked. “To be successful in the game you need stability and it doesn’t look very stable,” said Ginola, at an event to launch Heineken’s Ultimate Player enterprise. “I’m not saying it was the wrong decision on Tim Sherwood, I’m saying you can’t be successful if you change managers every two or three years. “You need stability first of all, the same staff working together with a bunch of players, year in year out, for at least two or three years, to make sure they will create this momentum a club needs to get success in the end, that’s it.” Ginola spent three years at Tottenham between 1997 and 2000 as well as winning 17 caps for France in a 17-year professional career. Hopeful Spurs will hand their next boss time to bring trophies to White Hart Lane, Ginola added: “Tottenham did well with Harry Redknapp, then he went. They employed AVB, ok great, you have to take this. “They spent 100 million last summer, sold Gareth Bale and in the end finish in roughly the same position. “There was expectation, and fans were delighted to see the club spending money and pushing resources. “It’s a disappointment that Erik Lamela didn’t play and Roberto Soldado didn’t perform. “Now they need the right person for at least the next three to five years, that’s the most important thing, because success needs stability. “So that’s why I was a bit concerned when they got rid of Tim Sherwood, because he’s a young manager, brand new, who had never done things before. “But he’s been working at the club for some time in the academy and knows the club well. “He’s got a good view; he had Les Ferdinand on one side and Steffen Freund on the other, so we’re talking about a former Spurs player there. “And I think at the end of the season, with Man United, with Giggs, Scholes, Phil Neville and all those guys, it looks right, it sounds right. “But those guys need time, not for them to learn, but they need time to work with the players. “Louis Van Gaal is at Man United, good, he’s going to spend money on players, good, but he’s expected to bring back results for the club, so it’s a big task in front of him. “And I think it’s going to be a big task for the next Spurs manager, it’s as simple as that.” The 47-year-old is working through his FIFA coaching qualifications, but took time to hail a bumper Saturday of Champions League and Heineken Cup finals. Heineken have produced the ‘ultimate player’ by selecting body parts from Europe’s top rugby and football stars, including Lionel Messi’s eyes and Jonny Wilkinson’s left leg. Spurs have been tipped to appoint Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino as Tim Sherwood’s successor for months. But whoever gets the job, former Tottenham and France winger Ginola believes Spurs cannot achieve ambitions like regular Champions League football without handing their next boss an extended run at the helm. Tottenham must hand their next manager three to five years in order to stabilise the White Hart Lane club, according to David Ginola.last_img read more

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Youthful Panthers outlast experienced Hornets in GRFU Sevens

first_imgTHE Panthers were in no playful mood yesterday when they won the finals of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) Sevens tournament at the national park.The youthfulness of the Panther’s side was too much for the experienced Pepsi Hornets unit as they won 29-26 in a closely knit affair which went down to the wire.The Panthers played with pace with captain Rondel McArthur leading the line as the side went unbeaten throughout the tournament.Speaking to the media, the skipper said, “The better team won today. We don’t get much training in but when we do train, we train as a compact unit and I think that is what we exhibited out here today (yesterday).”Part of the Action during the GRFU Sevens (Samuel Maughn Photo)Speaking on his personal performance, McAurthur explained some of what went on during the match.“The Guys (pepsi) were playing the ball a bit lose and they were playing shaky around the line, so I intercepted the ball and went up the middle and I think it did well for us; it brought the game home for us because as you saw, Hornets came back for two big tries.”“I still think there are some niggles in the team. Coming off the 15s, is a bit rough transitioning to the 7s and we have to get our fitness up, but I think it was a good start today (yesterday),” he continued.The GRFU will close off the 2017 season next weekend when they host the Trophy Stall Sevens tournament at the national park.last_img read more

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Impact of Green Bay quarterback’s retirement felt all across state

first_imgLance Armstrong planned on being the biggest athlete in Wisconsin state news Tuesday.But the surprising news of Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre’s retirement after 17 years in the National Football League easily overshadowed Armstrong, who was in Madison to push for a statewide smoking ban.Both Armstrong and Gov. Jim Doyle took time out of a big rally at Monona Terrace Tuesday to honor the future NFL Hall of Famer.?If people said to me, ‘Who are the athletes you respect the most,’ I would tell you that I respect Andre Agassi and Brett Favre the most,? Armstrong said. ?They were guys that played through pain, played through misery, played through all these other sacrifices and consequences of their sport.?Armstrong, who won seven straight Tour de France titles and has always supported the Dallas Cowboys, said he respects Favre and Agassi for their endurance in their sports.?I understand what those guys play through, so I respect them on that level,? he said.Armstrong added he respects Favre for being an ?Ironman? as the only quarterback to start for the Packers since 1992, and for he and his wife Deanna coming out and publicly sharing their battle against Deanna’s breast cancer.?People can be very private and say, ?I don’t want to talk about this, I want to keep it a secret and I want to fight this with my friends and family and my close community,?? Armstrong said. ?But they were public, and that’s the thing we always look for in the fight against cancer is people who want to be public cancer survivors.?Armstrong, who said he does not know the Favres well but has met Brett on a few occasions, called the couple ?heroes.?Doyle interrupted pushing one of his top priorities in the smoking ban Tuesday to honor one of the state’s biggest icons.?Obviously there is probably no professional athlete in America who is more associated with one state than Brett Favre is with the state of Wisconsin,? Doyle said. ?We in the state have had the great privilege of watching for the last 16 years the greatest quarterback in the world.?The governor said despite all the attention and fanfare Favre receives, the state still cannot appreciate the work he put in every year.Despite being a native of Mississippi, Doyle said Favre epitomizes the values Wisconsin residents share.?[Favre exemplified] showing up every day, working at it as hard as you possibly can, giving it everything you have, excelling, being spectacularly successful, but occasionally goofing it up a little and never pointing the finger at anyone else, always taking responsibility,? Doyle said.He added he hopes the Favre family will continue to have a presence and contribute to the state’s charitable organizations they have supported the last 16 years.?It’s a lot easier to govern this state when the Packers are winning than when they are losing,? Doyle said, thanking Favre for everything he gave to the Packers.A slew of other state officials from across the state reacted to the news of Favre’s retirement Tuesday.?Brett gave us a Super Bowl victory, three MVP awards, and 16 years of unforgettable moments that Packer fans will never get tired of talking about,? U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., said in a statement. ?We?re all incredibly thankful for Brett?s Hall of Fame career and his contributions both on and off the field. He is without a doubt the greatest quarterback ever to play the game.?Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt said he wishes Favre well in retirement.?As any Packer fan will tell you, it was Brett Favre who put the ?title? back in Titletown, U.S.A.,? Schmitt said in a statement. ?For nearly two decades, Brett has embodied the outstanding character, enthusiasm, ability and hard work of Wisconsin citizens, and I am honored to have worked side-by-side with him and his family on community and charitable efforts.?But as Favre-o-mania dominated state news coverage Tuesday, Armstrong, trying to garner media attention pushing a big political issue, had just one wish.?I wish he would have waited until tomorrow,? Armstrong said.last_img read more

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