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Basin Trail Run 5K/10K/20K

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Basin Trail Run 5K/10K/20K By admin – June 8, 2018 Twitter Facebook Midland Athletic CompanyThe second annual Basin Trail Run 5K/10K/20K has been scheduled at 8 a.m. Saturday at The Pit at Odessa Mountain Bike Park, 3611 Gillespie Lane. Twitter Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Mexican immigrants raise a valedictorianNext articleSULLUM: An overdose is not murder admin Local News Pinterestlast_img read more

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Alum starts soccer foundation

first_img2011 Notre Dame graduate Jeb Brovsky plays soccer for a living in Major League Soccer. Rather than only play for his own paycheck, however, Brovsky hopes to use the sport to create change the world over. To do so, he founded Peace Pandemic, a foundation to promote cross-cultural understanding through soccer camps. Brovsky said the group was in India last December to host a soccer clinic for children,. The foundation not only affected the children, its work affected several others as well, he said. “One day towards the end of the trip, [Manoj, the group’s taxi driver] approached me with a soccer ball wrapped in a plastic bag and tears in his eyes,” Brovsky said. “My translator told me Manoj was so inspired … that he saved up 250 rupees to buy his son his first soccer ball. He saw the influence of this sport and wanted his son to feel what these kids [in the clinic] felt.” This weekend, Peace Pandemic will host a two-day 3-on-3 co-ed soccer tournament at Reihle Field next to the Stepan Center to raise funds for camps similar to the one held in India. Brovsky said the tournament is open to all Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students. “The goal of the tournament is to raise awareness and funds for our camps abroad,” he said. “This particular tournament [is for] our camp this winter for boys and girls in Guatemala.” Senior Will Walsh, the project coordinator, said planning for the event began over a year ago. The Notre Dame Brazil Club as well as men’s and women’s soccer teams will volunteer at the tournament, he said. “The tournament itself is set up like the World Cup,” he said. “Teams will compete in a bracket on Saturday, and the top ones will advance to finals. On Sunday, those teams will play in a single elimination tournament.” The winners will receive t-shirts and gift cards to a local restaurant, Walsh said. The victors will also have the chance to play in a separate game against five Notre Dame soccer players. “Soccer is one thing that really permeates through different cultures,” he said. “We hope a lot of kids come out and play for a good cause.” Brovsky said the idea for this event and for Peace Pandemic originated during his studies at Notre Dame. Peace Pandemic blended his passion for social change, peace studies, soccer and entrepreneurship into one, he said. “I saw the enormous potential of soccer to bridge cultural, national, social, economic, ethnic and religious gaps in the world today,” Brovsky said. Peace Pandemic hosted its first international camps in the India this past December, he said. The clinics combined sport and health to teach children basic soccer skills and illness-prevention hygiene. Brovsky said the camp coached boys in the morning and girls in the evening. At the end of each session, children met with staff in individual health sessions. “With the boys, we want to focus more on the messages of nonviolence and responsibility. We talk about the equality of women with them and the importance of treating [girls] with respect and love,” he said. “We want the boys to feel like their aspirations in life are attainable and that they can change the world for the better.” Brovsky said the message for girls is tailored toward empowerment. He said he hopes the clinics open them to opportunities in the future. “The girls were astonished to see Caitlin [Phelan], the manager of our Peace Pandemic medical staff, and hear her speak with such confidence and direction,” he said. “They had no idea that a woman could hold that position, let alone go to school for medicine.” Brovsky said running an international foundation has its challenges, the rewards are greater than he ever expected. “After coaching and staying in the slums with these boys and girls, it not only changes their lives but it changes yours as well,” he said. “I know that anyone who is involved internationally with Peace Pandemic walks away with a new perspective, skill and more compassionate outlook on the world.” Brovsky said as the number of soccer camps and tournaments held worldwide increase, the impact they make will grow as well. The tournament at Notre Dame is one small step in building momentum for this progress, he said. “The more understanding and unity that we bring just through conversation and the sport of soccer moves the world one step closer towards peace,” he said. “Obviously this one soccer tournament won’t change the course of history, but this one soccer tournament will certainly change at least one young child’s life for the better.” Registration will take place this week in LaFortune Student Center on Wednesday and Thursday. Teams of three to five people can register for $20. More information on the foundation can be found at http://peacepandemic.blogspot.com/. Contact Nicole Toczauer at [email protected]last_img read more

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Vermont legislators honor Lund Family Center for 120 Years

first_imgOn March 24, Lund clients, staff, legislators, trustees and friends joined together in the Cedar Creek Room at the Vermont State House, to celebrate Lund Family Center’s services to families throughout Vermont at the kick-off celebration honoring Lund’s 120th Anniversary Year.  Event Co-Chairs Jeanne Kennedy and Kit Stone cut the congratulatory cake and served it to the large group of supporters and friends gathered in tribute to Lund’s mission and accomplishments. A resolution had been adopted earlier in the day in the Vermont House of Representatives to recognize Lund’s dedication to strengthening families and helping children thrive.  The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Johanna Leddy Donovan of Burlington, a former member of the LFC Board of Trustees, and co-sponsored by over sixty House members, who represented a full spectrum of legislators. Guests paid tribute to Lund’s longevity and successes. Board President Eileen Simollardes commented that “If the ten women who founded Lund 120 years ago could see us now…these were women who lived all over Vermont, they had no vote or immediate means of transportation, yet they managed to gather to establish a unique organization that endures and continues to flourish.”  Lt. Governor Brian Dubie commented that the resolution was earned and shared his best wishes for another 120 years of great work.  Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin called Lund Family Center the crown jewel of Vermont promising to do everything the legislators can in the State House to keep Lund strong.  Speaker of the House Shap Smith commented on the importance of Lund‘s service to all Vermonters, noting that the Legislature would continue its support of Lund’s mission.  Smith encouraged those present to stay involved, step up and support Lund’s activities and write that check that will ensure that Lund can continue its outstanding services to Vermont’s families. Since its founding in 1890, Lund has kept pace with shifts in the social fabric of our community.  Event Co-Chair Kit Stone said “… the definition of family has evolved in the past 120 years, and with that, so have Lund’s programs and services, yet we remain true to our mission of strengthening Vermont families.”  Executive Director Barbara Rachelson described “how many hours of passion and dedication have been spent over the years to make the lives of Vermonters better.”  Kim Coe, Director of Residential and Community Treatment programs summed it up well saying, “who knew we would be receiving awards for exceptional outcomes…we did.”A Brief HistoryLund Family Center was founded 120 years ago by a committed group of women affliated with the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.  Originally called “The Home for Friendless Women,” Lund was a maternity home where women hid during their pregnancies, gave birth and placed their child for adoption.  Reference to Lund was often spoken of in whispers and the work at the home was shrouded in secrecy due to the stigma of unwed motherhood which prevailed at the turn of the century. In fact, well into the 1950s a bowl of wedding rings was kept by the door for residents to don when going out into the community. Over 120 years Lund Family Center has facilitated more than 8,600 adoptions and served more than 50,000 people with residential treatment, high school and GED preparation, childcare, job training and independent living programs.  The impact of Lund’s work is felt across Vermont and the country.  Vermont’s oldest and largest private adoption agency, Lund is the state’s only residential program where women can receive mental health and substance abuse treatment under the same roof as their child.   Anywhere else, mothers are separated from their children yet outcomes improve when families remain intact, as they do when receiving services through Lund’s programs. The strength of Lund’s work and impact of its services lies in the breadth of support the organization extends to families regardless of their parenting choice.  The contemporary approach to individualized treatment further strengthens Lund’s ability to customize services to meet the specific needs and goals of each client.# # #last_img read more

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Sunman-Dearborn enhances security plan

first_imgSunman, In. — Sunman Dearborn Community Schools have announced plans to add an additional school resource officer next year. The school corporation will have a total of two full-time officers to enhance security and safety for students.The district will also add a third officer from the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department on a rotation basis. Talks are underway to add a sheriff’s department substation in the district as well.last_img

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AG Barr: Apple Not Helping Feds Unlock iPhones in Florida Terror Incident

first_imgAttorney General William Barr says Apple isn’t helping the feds unlock two iPhones used by the Saudi military officer who killed three people at a Florida Navy base last month. He calls the shooting an act of terrorism.Barr has called on Apple to help the FBI with accessing phones in acts of terror. The call comes in the wake of the deadly shooting rampage by the Saudi Airman who opened fire on the Pensacola Air Base last month. Apple rejects the characterization it has not provided substantive assistance in the Pensacola investigation.The Saudi national in training at the base killed three and injured eight others before American forces shot and killed him.The shooter actually fired a round through one of the phones to disable it. Investigators were able to get both phones up in running but haven’t been able to crack the encrypted passwords. But Apple says it started working with investigators round-the-clock within hours of the shooting December 6th and didn’t know the FBI needed more help until January 6th.Barr says it is imperative that the FBI finds out with whom and about what the terror suspect was communicating.The issue is similar to what happened after a 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, when a locked iPhone belonging to one of the shooters sparked a debate over privacy versus the needs of law enforcement.last_img read more

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Dave Roberts, Dodgers adjusting to daily routine change

first_img“Wearing a mask during a game is probably the strangest,” he said. “I just feel a little bit like, yeah, just a little suffocated at times. But it’s certainly worth it. That’s probably the most difficult (adjustment).”There are many more with players shaken out of their familiar routines. Time at the ballpark is restricted. Access to video is limited. Lockers are socially distanced. And, of course, games are played in virtually empty stadiums.“It’s definitely weird,” Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy said. “It’s something that we’re all trying to get used to still. It’s kind of the hand that we’ve been dealt for this year and we will do our best to follow the guidelines and protocols, which everyone’s been doing to the best of their ability.”FLYING PANDAChris Taylor was back in the starting lineup Saturday after colliding with Pablo Sandoval on a play at first base Friday. But Roberts put Taylor at DH for the day game.“He texted me this morning and said he felt good,” Roberts said. “I thought of DHing him today. To get him back in there, but to keep him off his feet a little bit, I think would be beneficial for him. … That collision wasn’t too promising for our guy.” Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire LOS ANGELES — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has so many new decisions to make each day in this strange 2020 season. Bat Mookie Betts leadoff or second? Who to put in the DH spot? Which mask to wear?“Well, I had this really good one, this gray one, but my daughter said I was wearing it too much,” said Roberts who went with a standard medical mask for his pre-game Zoom call with the media, then switched to one adorned with the Dodgers logo for the nationally televised game Saturday. “Even though I washed it, she got tired of seeing that one and so I had to change. The Chargers sent me a free one. I like that one. Then I’ve got this medical one, which I’ve got about 100 of in my office. And I had the ‘Black Lives Matter’ one.“I keep kind of changing them up. So I really clearly haven’t found one that I want to settle on.”While players can treat a mask as optional during games, managers and coaches have been wearing them constantly while at the ballpark. That is the strangest of the strange in this new-look baseball season, Roberts said. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season ALSOFor the second consecutive day, Clayton Kershaw played catch in the outfield during the pregame workout, stretching out to 90 feet. Kershaw was placed on the Injured List with back stiffness, but is optimistic he will be ready to pitch at the end of next week. …Roberts confirmed that May will continue to take Kershaw’s spot in the rotation. Walker Buehler (Tuesday) and May (Wednesday) will start the two games in Houston. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more

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Asia Cup T20: Mahendra Singh Dhoni happy with India’s good habits

first_imgIndia captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday said they will have to dish out a “big performance” against Bangladesh in the summit clash of the Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament if they desire to lift the trophy on Sunday.A dominant India today maintained their all-win record by producing yet another resounding performance to thrash minnows United Arab Emirates by nine wickets in a lopsided inconsequential round robin league match. (Also read: India smash UAE, storm to their biggest T20I win)The Indian juggernaut rolled on as they have now won nine out of the 10 T20 Internationals played this year, a very good track record going into the ICC World T20. (Match Highlights) And Dhoni said they need to continue the good habit. “We need 15 minutes to learn bad habit. You need maybe 5 -10 games to develop a good habit.”There is always scope for improvement. We will have to be consistent in big games.”We will have to come up with another big performance in the final. Bangladesh are a good team and they have improved a lot. It should be a good final,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation. (India set to get new coach after World T20) India today made three changes in their playing eleven, bringing in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pawan Negi and Harbhajan Singh in place of Ashish Nehra, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin.Asked Dhoni why he didn’t tinker with the batting line-up, the skipper said: “I can only promote a few players at a time.advertisementEverybody has got enough chances to bat. In the batting order, only (Ajinkya) Rahane was left out.More often this is our batting order. We felt it was important to give games to bowlers who have not played so far.”It is very important for the guys who played today to keep pushing the selectors and the skipper.”UAE skipper Amjad Javed said they knew beforehand that it was always going to be very difficult against favourites India.”We planned to score 120. We were playing the favourites of the tournament and it was difficult for us. When you face top-quality bowlers, it is difficult. They have got experience and they will come back hard,” Javed said.Man-of-the-match Rohit Sharma, who struck a 28-ball 39 in India’s paltry chase of 82, said he was delighted to have come up with a decent performance with the bat on the bowler- friendly Shere Bangla National Stadium wicket here.”The wickets here have been challenging, not the easiest. I am glad that we have put up a performance like that. Initially, you have to see the conditions. Once you get a hang of it, you can probably play your shots,” he said.”Shot selection is very important. You play alot square of the wicket. It is not easy to play on the up to cover, midwicket.”last_img read more