Savage challenge lies ahead

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleMid West can become sports tourism centre of EuropeNext articleExtra suicide patrols to deal with rag week incidents Alan Jacques Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Twitter TAGSBarrington’s Hospital Great Limerick RunChicago MarathonMelissa SavageMusic LimerickPatrick Savage Linkedin Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy center_img Email NewsLocal NewsSavage challenge lies aheadBy Alan Jacques – March 6, 2014 1337 Melissa and Patrick Savage from Chicago look forward to their visit to the city for the Great Limerick RunAMERICAN husband and wife running coaches Patrick and Melissa Savage are all set for their visit to the Mid-West region this May for the Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run.Patrick has been involved with the Chicago Marathon, one of the top five marathon events in the world, since its inception as a head coach and referee. While, his wife Melissa is a personal trainer and coach offering multi-sport and triathlon programs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Patrick told the Limerick Post this week that the pair were excited about their visit to Ireland for the Great Limerick Run and has even convinced some Irish relatives, renowned in their own sporting fields, to take part in the event.“We always look forward to our trips home to Ireland but we are especially looking forward to this trip as I know I have recruited 12 to 20 cousins and friends to run,” Patrick enthused.Patrick’s grandmother Katherine Mary nee Loughnane was born in Feakle and the running coach is organising a big family reunion to coincide with his Limerick visit.“I have a number of Loughnane cousins that live in and around Limerick. Olive Loughnane, four time Irish Olympian, will be at the reunion and, although I have not seen him in years, there is hope that my second cousin, Ger Loughnane, will be there,” he revealed.Savage has an extensive coaching background in the Chicagoland area and also remains active in the Illinois running community. He served as the head race referee for the 2006 and 2007 Chicago Marathon, and head men’s referee in 2008.Asked if he had any tips for runners taking part in the Great Limerick Run on May 4, he commented, “They need to do the training for whichever race they choose to run. Running hills in practice is very good preparation for any race as is getting in the long runs. Another important factor is dressing for the weather and taking liquids during the race.”For more details log onto Print Advertisement WhatsApp #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ New Music: 40Hurtzlast_img read more

Joe Donnelly teaches undergraduate political science course

first_imgEven if one attends the best university with the best professors and the best resources, it is rare to receive the opportunity to spend time with someone who has in-depth knowledge in the chosen subject to go with first-hand experience. Fortunately for students majoring in political science, that opportunity is being offered this semester, as former U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly is teaching a course in the Department of Political Science and the Keough School of Global Affairs.The one-credit course for undergraduates, entitled “Facing America’s Challenges,” will be taught by Donnelly in conjunction with a rotating member of the political science faculty. Each week, participants will examine a different issue affecting American politics as Donnelly provides experience-based knowledge to the dialogue.The course comes on the heels of Donnelly’s failed reelection bid at the hands of Republican Mike Braun. Donnelly earned both a B.A. and a J.D. from Notre Dame, and served as an Indiana senator from 2013 to 2019.Donnelly’s tenure as a local and national politician has given him an insight into politics that is difficult to find anywhere else, David Campbell, chairperson for the Department of Political Science, said.“Hopefully, what students will learn from that is how to take the abstract theories they learn from other political science classes and see how they actually play out when somebody’s running for office,” he said. “Now as political scientists, we can only speak of what it’s like to run for office or what its like to govern second hand, because very few of your professors actually have real life experience in this stuff. Joe Donnelly, of course, does.”Campbell said having people like Donnelly come teach is something he hopes to do more of in the department.“This is something that, personally, I have wanted us to do more of, to have people who have been in public life come teach here,” Campbell said. “[Donnelly] was just a match made in heaven because he was looking for things to do. We were interested in bringing him on board, and it’s an easy sell to the students to have him come and participate in other ways with someone whose been in public like him.”Director of undergraduate studies Joshua Kaplan said Donnelly’s experience with local politics in South Bend makes his time at Notre Dame particularly exciting.“I like the idea that the department has a connection with a local politician,” Kaplan said. “Notre Dame has a national and an international reputation and reach, but I like the local parts of it. … Joe Donnelly represented this congressional district before he was a senator … so it’s a nice opportunity to learn more about local politics and Indiana politics.”Reflecting on the particular challenges Donnelly faced as a candidate and a senator in South Bend and Indiana, Campbell said Donnelly will teach from a perspective of someone with an intimate knowledge of a region vital to presidential success.“South Bend and the state of Indiana represent exactly the kind of place that will be in play in the 2020 presidential race,” Campbell said. “Even students who are from far away, nowhere near the rust belt, if they want to understand American politics, they need to understand what’s happening here because it determined what happened in 2016, [and] it will determine what happens in 2020.”Campbell said that the department hopes Donnelly’s position will blossom into a long-term relationship with the University, including three-credit courses.Tags: department of political science, Joe Donnelly, Keough School of Global Affairs, Politicslast_img read more

Aussie Open: Halep avoids shocks to ease into last 16

first_img Loading… Read Also: Serena: My daughter doesn’t understand mum’s popularity“It’s been a great year last year but this is different tennis,” she told Rod Laver Arena.“I am ready, I give everything I have to win and really, really happy to be in the second week now.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep avoided becoming the latest big casualty at the Australian Open when she beat Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva to reach the last 16 on Saturday.Advertisement The fourth seed won 6-1, 6-4 and plays Belgian 16th seed Elise Mertens or world number 600 CiCi Bellis of the United States next in Melbourne.center_img Serena Williams and reigning champion Naomi Osaka both lost on Friday and second seed Karolina Pliskova followed them out the exit door on Saturday.But the 28-year-old Halep, last year’s winner at Wimbledon, said: “I am not focusing on other players, just on myself. At this level, every match is really tough.”Halep, who also won the French Open in 2018, said being the current Wimbledon champion meant nothing in terms of trying to win the Australian Open for the first time. Promoted Content8 Interesting Unknown Facts Of Sasha Obama2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be IconicThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO History6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian Actresseslast_img read more

Dear (Aspiring) Geocache Hider: Earn a Souvenir

first_imgYou’ve found geocaches that leave you in awe, now unlock the secrets of making those creative geocache hides. Celebrate Maker Madness. Hundreds of Maker Madness events around the world aim to inspire geocachers. Learn the magical formula that weaves innovative containers, inspiring locations and powerful storytelling into creative geocache hides. While amazing geocaches live on and on, Maker Madness is for a limited time only. It runs from March 28 through April 7. Everyone logging an “Attended” for a Maker Madness event earns a digital “Maker” souvenir for their geocaching profile.Visit the Maker Madness Event Center to find an event near you, or find out how to create your own Maker Madness event. Now “Go Forth and Create”!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedMaker Madness: How to Register Your EventFebruary 13, 2014In “7 Souvenirs of August”The Madness After Maker MadnessApril 23, 2014In “7 Souvenirs of August”Geocache Makers Now Have Their Own MarkMarch 16, 2014In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

Young turks

first_imgThey are cool, confident, creative and are entrepreneurs in their early twenties. They may not be born with privileged bloodlines to catapult them into the boss’s swivel chair, but their drive has made these Punjabis push the envelope to be their own boss. Demonstrating enormous creativity, with a flair for,They are cool, confident, creative and are entrepreneurs in their early twenties. They may not be born with privileged bloodlines to catapult them into the boss’s swivel chair, but their drive has made these Punjabis push the envelope to be their own boss. Demonstrating enormous creativity, with a flair for business, these young sparks are rolling up their sleeves and getting down to business, from the shop floor upwards. Having grown up in internet and mobile India, they are expansive in their scope of connectedness to the world at large.As entrepreneurship in Punjab evolves from a financially well-off heir’s prerogative to a new-age career, a growing breed of dynamic, young professionals with solid academic degrees are emerging as key players in the region’s entrepreneurship scenario. Remaining ahead of the curve, this crop of young entrepreneurs is swimming against the flow, knowing what they are doing and getting out there to do it. Goal-oriented and humble, these youngsters are media savvy, glamourous, articulate and expressive, with loads of talent, energy and enthusiasm.We zoom in on this vibrant slice of Punjab by speaking to seven spirited young professionals; who live a life steeped in entrepreneurship.Jasmeet K ShanHappy feetA dance facilitator at a self-owned venture Dance Dacha, 23-year-old Jasmeet K Shan combines therapy and dance in her unique approach to holistic wellness. A State Gold Champion of Latin American Dance Sport Championship and a choreographer for the past eight years, Shan designs many dance sequences and workshops. However, the svelte performer’s real calling lies in dance therapy, “We are born with an innate ability to move to a rhythm. My therapy encourages the authentic flow of this movement as an expression of one’s internal state of being. It uses customised dance movements to help people resolve internal issues, besides providing a neuromuscular workout, stabilising core muscles and strengthening the mind.” A post graduate in communication studies, the svelte performer uses dance as an effective communication tool. “We train the dance dachniks (enthusiasts) in choreography which involves conceiving a sequence of movements and their improvisation. Every session aims to bring a hidden aspect of the dancer alive, which is instrumental in overcoming lifestyle problems like stress, depression, weight issues & obesity,” shares Shan. Presently designing elementary and advanced dance programs for housewives, senior citizens, special kids, Shan is looking forward to tie-ups with various dance experts across the world for exchange programmes to counter daily stress levels and diseases.Prashant Prakash ChaddhaLearning curveAt 26, Prashant Prakash Chaddha is the CEO of Learning Inc.-an education and content development company that provides content for competitive examinations like CAT and writing services for organisations. One of the company’s main products is the interactive vocabulary website: The free, interactive website fosters an environment of visual learning, by creating a number of vocabulary products. A graduate in civil engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chaddha has derived Learning Inc from the sum total of his interests, “I had an unmatched passion for words, teaching and reading. I also wanted to assimilate my love for language, art and education and create learning from everyday life experiences. So I started this online publication ‘Thinking Cult’, which gradually extended into,” shares Prashant, adding that very soon, the company is all set to launch a series of books and guides in the market. Chaddha believes that sans a few hardships, the journey so far has been exhilarating.Rahul GuptaHelping handAll of 22, Rahul Gupta has been running the Global Environment Concern (GEC) for the last two and a half years. “We strive towards social development by working on 3 integrated E’s -education, environment and entrepreneurship. We run an evening school called the Smiles School, for poor children in partnership with the education department. By using the premises of a government school, we wish to make this model popular; where government and general public can partner for community education. We are working on water conservation and also provide an integrated development experience to college graduates who work with us and transform into entrepreneurs.” Rahul credits his exposure to the masses for his socially conscious venture, “I started working at 17, when I joined my brother’s real estate company. GEC was born to lower economic disparity through development.” Rahul believes the journey has been an amazing roller coaster ride, he says. “With this venture, I have acquired the skills of client and finance management, human resources management and taking responsibility for my decisions.”Kavaljeet KaurHealthy businessWhat started as a fitness-routine for a 16-year-old Kavaljeet Kaur is today her life force, “The very ritual of rolling the mat and starting asanas connects me with my inner self,” shares Kaur, asserting that yoga gives her a high like no corporate job, “Offering solace in my sensory overloaded days, it allows me to have a bigger heart-one of sharing, giving and making a difference.” Having experienced energy and balance in her life through yoga, Kaur wanted to share this wonderful experience with others, “After completing my graduation in commerce, I delved deep into the study of this age-old discipline,” shares the 26-year-old yoga entrepreneur, trained from Kaivalyadham (Lonavala) and The Yoga institute (Mumbai). In 2006, this 21-yearold launched Yogcafe, her out-of-the-box, nomadic yoga studio initiative. “We use dance studios for teaching yoga without worrying about heavy studio rents. The customers end up paying less and it’s a winwin situation for all. Also, the cafe is a platform where clients come and share their truths and experiences. It teaches people how to create happiness through positivism, healthy lifestyle and yoga,” shares Kaval, presently involved in ‘My Yoga Project, teaching yoga to the underprivileged in collaboration with a local NGO Yuvsatta.Kshitij MehraGifting a visionInspired by Bollywood blockbusters Swades and Three Idiots, Kshitij Mehra’s story is a gutsy, outstanding experiment with grass root realism. All of 27, Mehra is spearheading YuvShaala-a career cum future awareness endeavour for rural youth. The enterprise has young people travelling across Himachal to counsel students on diverse career options. Mehra aims to cover Punjab and Himachal and launch his career-counselling magazine this year. A commerce graduate, Mehra pursued his CA Inter from Delhi and dreamt of doing an MBA from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. But it was a visit to Himachal that made him discover his true calling. “A friend was launching an institution in Kullu and took me along for marketing presentations. However, the enthusiastic response we got from students inspired me to counsel village kids and Yuvshaala was born.” Mehra’s bedroom became YuvShaala’s boardroom, he says. “I even lost my way in remote Himachal villages and even had rickety school doors fall on me in villages,” laughs the undeterred counsellor.Preet Arjun SinghTee timeFrom a civil engineer with Infosys and a business developer for a leading northern coaching institute, handling their centres across Haryana, Himachal and Punjab, 25-year-old Preet Arjun Singh today is happy being called the T-shirt guy. Founder of concept brand store Karma Republic, the 2007 engineering graduate from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, is busy spreading awareness about social/cultural issues through graphics on self-designed T shirts.These happened to Singh as a happy coincidence. “On 3rd August 2009, I designed a T shirt for myself themed on Independence Day. This tee had India along with the names freedom fighters. I uploaded the design on face book to seek feedback and appreciation. However, my inbox was flooded with requests for similar tees. I got 100 T shirts made, which sold off in three days,” he remembers. Besides looking for greater reach through existing retail chains and colleges, KR is strengthening its online presence. “Unlike a 9×5 job, designing tees gives me the freedom to experiment and work at my own pace,” chirps an excited Preet, presently working on a T shirt campaign against sexual harassment/eve teasing.advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

PBA D-League: Go for Gold lives to fight another day after Gab Banal’s winning 3

first_imgLATEST STORIES “I’m happy that we’re still alive,” said Go for Gold-CSB coach Charles Tiu. “We probably deserve to lose the game. We were up big and seems like we never learn. The maturity is still isn’t there.”Roosevelt Adams fired a game-high 26 points that went with 13 rebounds while Banal finished with 12 points on top of five rebounds and six assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNewcomer Santi Santillan contributed 15 points and six rebounds while Justin Gutang finished with 13 points, eight rebounds, and five assists to give the Scratchers a big boost.Judel Fuentes scored 22 points, including 10 in the fourth to spearhead the Scorpions’ fightback, while Maodo Malick Diouf had 14 points and 17 rebounds in a losing effort. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MANILA, Philippines—Gab Banal sank the game-winning triple as Go for Gold-College of St. Benilde survived Centro Escolar University, 84-81, to force a deciding game in the 2019 PBA D-League quarterfinals Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Banal nailed the go-ahead basket with 17.5 seconds remaining to help the Scratchers avoid a total meltdown after it blew a 20-point lead.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Go for Gold and CEU dispute a semis spot on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Woman’s 4-hour plank breaks world record Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more