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ND Day to feature first campus wide Global Development Challenge

first_imgThis Monday, as part of Notre Dame Day, the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) will host the first ever Global Development Challenge.“[The] Global Development Challenge is comprised of six stations centrally located on campus, each relating to a global development challenge that NDIGD and the Notre Dame Community are currently working to address. Each station has a hands-on, interactive challenge for students, faculty, staff and members of the South Bend community to participate in,” event planner Meagan McDermott said.McDermott said events will include a scavenger hunt, a geography challenge and a 3-point shooting contest.“Notre Dame Day is about celebrating the best aspects of the University, and so we’re excited to showcase the global development work NDIGD and the Notre Dame community is doing in such a fun and interactive way,” she said.Participants can take on the challenges individually or in teams of up to four people, McDermott said. The six challenges are slated to take no more than an hour and can be completed any time between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.“Some of the stations will make for great photo opportunities, and there’s no better way for students and their friends to spend some down time between classes. The challenges were planned in such a way that anyone can participate and have fun, whether you’re taking on the challenges by yourself or with a group of friends,” McDermott said.McDermott said winners will have the opportunity to either play basketball or have dinner with former Notre Dame basketball player, Ruth Riley.“Each task relates to a global development issue that Notre Dame is currently working to address in the developing world, such as clean water, education and one of my passions, fighting malaria,” Riley said in a video promoting the challenge.According to McDermott, the original idea for the events came from Riley and her commitment to helping those in the developing world.“[Riley] envisioned [the Global Development Challenge] as an opportunity to spread the word about the work that NDIGD is doing to the rest of campus. We were excited about the opportunity to involve students in our mission, and saw Notre Dame Day as a great day to hold the event as we try to spread the word about the work that our office is doing to different parts of campus,” McDermott said.A portion of the $10 registration fee will go to Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship in Uganda, one of NDIGD’s many projects, McDermott said.“This is a great opportunity to learn more about the aid and support Notre Dame is providing to those most in need. The global development work being highlighted through the Global Development Challenge is central to Fr. Sorin’s goal of being ‘a global force for good,’” she said.Tags: Global Development Challenge, NDIGD, Notre Dame Day, Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development, Ruth Rileylast_img read more

Titan/STL, SA PoloAfrica in Winning Stars

first_imgTitan/STL were also victorious against Susplan 5-41/2 while Niyya Farms also secured a 6 1/2 – 4 win against Aerovote to brighten their chances of clinching the top prize in the15-team UNICEF Cup which takes the centre stage for the first week of the ten-day event.Two-goaler, Ali and Abdulrahman Mohammed +3 both spearheaded Team BUA’s triumph in the first match on Ground 3.The Emir of Hadeja, HRH Dr. Adamu Abubakar Maje, performed the traditional flick-off for the match between New Line Farm and SA Poloafrica which has former Governor of Katsina among the spectators but it was the visiting team sponsored by the South Africa Tourism Board that was trailing less than a minute into the match as Halifa Elhussaini drove in a low shot.Further goals by Haba Dawule and Hamisu Buba put the farmers more comfortable on the driving seat after David Lephatsi struck to put the scores 3 -1 1/2.The last three chukkas saw the best of the South African side with goals by Thabo Mokofeng, Anthony Mothijoa and Taota Ntoeleng scored back-to-back to added excitement to a topsy-turvy encounter which eventually ended 6 1/2- 5.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram ACCESSBANK/UNICEF POLOThe 2016 Access Bank/UNICEF Charity Shield Polo tournament galloped-off wednesday at the Fifth Chukker Polo and Country Club, Kangimi Resort, Kaduna with BUA defeating Valda 4-2 1/2 in the UNICEF Cup .South African side, SA PoloAfrica also produced a sublime display to edge New Line Farm 6 1/2- 5.last_img read more

NBA wrap: Thunder pick up much-needed win over Pacers

first_img Rockets’ Chris Paul weighs in on MVP race between James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo The Pacers held a nine-point halftime lead but the Thunder went on a 24-0 run in the third quarter and held on from there. It was the most unanswered points scored by one team in the NBA this season.The 24 unanswered points by the @okcthunder was the most in the #NBA this season. #ThunderUp— NBA (@NBA) March 28, 2019Paul George finished with 31 points to lead Oklahoma City to the victory. Steven Adams chipped in 25 while Russell Westbrook recorded a triple-double — tallying 17 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds. Related News Lauri Markkanen injury update: Bulls shut down forward for season Boogie Cousins (9 PTS, 6 REB, 5 AST) goes coast-to-coast!End of 3rd Q on NBALP:#DubNation 89#GrindCity 84📱💻: https://t.co/cb8TXyNer6 pic.twitter.com/aN3UfuT0ZQ— NBA (@NBA) March 28, 2019Mike Conley Jr. became the Grizzlies’ all-time leading scorer with this 3-pointer.Conley became the all-time Grizzlies scoring leader with this 3Watch on @brlive: https://t.co/psYC9NNkLY pic.twitter.com/rQmzbVwqvJ— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) March 28, 2019What’s nextNuggets (50-23) at Rockets (47-28) — Two of the Western Conference’s best teams will face off in Houston on Thursday. The Nuggets enter the matchup having won seven of their last eight games while the Rockets are coming off of a loss in Milwaukee. This should be a fun one.center_img Bojan Bogdanovic scored 28 points for Indiana in the losing effort.The Thunder have dropped down to seventh in the Western Conference standings during their recent slide. They’ll face the Nuggets on Friday.Meanwhile, the Pacers sit in fourth in the East.Studs of the nightSeth Curry came off the bench and tallied 20 points while hitting four of his seven 3-pointers in the Trail Blazers’ 118-98 victory over the Bulls.Kevin Durant made 12 of his 13 shots from the field and registered 28 points to help the Warriors top the Grizzlies, 118-103. Stephen Curry also scored 28 points.Suns star Devin Booker scored 50 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against the Wizards. But, Phoenix fell, 124-121. It was Booker’s second straight game with 50 or more points. Duds of the nightBulls guard Brandon Sampson shot 2 of 7 and finished with four points in his team’s loss to the Trail Blazers. He was minus-22 for the game.Justin Holiday was minus-25 and missed seven of his 10 shots in the Grizzlies’ loss.HighlightsDeMarcus Cousins with the coast-to-coast dunk. The Thunder picked up a much-needed win Wednesday.Oklahoma City topped the Pacers, 107-99, at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. It was just its second victory in its last seven games.last_img read more

Full disclosure: bad idea whose time hasn’t come

first_imgThere’s a telling scene in “American Gangster” in which a New York undercover cop turns in $1million found in the trunk of a numbers-runner’s car. In the film, the honest cop would have gotten a warmer reception from his fellow vice had he been a convicted pedophile. He had obliterated the encased-in-stone, unwritten rule among dirty cops that it’s OK to scam, steal or outright snatch dirty money from crooks, and other cops won’t squeal. As it turned out, this was mostly screen stuff. It was later revealed that the cop who refused to grab the filthy cash turned out to be the norm, not the exception among his undercover peers. Most New York cops played it straight as an arrow when it came to dealing with dirty money. They did it without having to publicly tell how they spent every cent they made. I’m not sure if any of the five Los Angeles Police Commission members checked out this film, but they are plowing ahead to adopt a very tentative and even shakier plan that requires LAPD gang and narcotics officers to disclose every nit and jot of their personal finances. The rationale is twofold. Full disclosure is supposedly the final part of the tormenting ordeal to get the LAPD out from under the federal consent decree, and full disclosure apparently is the only thing that supposedly will satisfy the federal judge who’s overseeing implementation of the decree. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonFederal judge or no, in this case the full-disclosure rule is a classic example of a well-intentioned police reform that will do far more harm than good. No other big-city police department imposes this heavy-handed requirement on its officers. That includes the cities that have been under consent decrees like L.A.’s, and eventually got them lifted. There is absolutely no fail-safe guarantee that the public disclosure of an officer’s bank accounts, mortgage payments and tax returns can be protected from the prying eyes of anyone who seeks access to their financial transactions. Nor is there reason to think it would uncover and weed out dirty cops. The cops who took bribes, payoffs and snatched the cash of dealers and bookies in New York didn’t sprint to their bank and dutifully fill out a deposit slip and deposit their dirty cash in their equally very easily subpoenaed bank account. The best example that the commission’s overly broad full-disclosure rule would do nothing to nail bad cops is the case of Rafael Perez, the LAPD poster boy for dirt and abuse in the department’s undercover ranks. There is no evidence that Perez took his dirty stash and became a respected investor in stocks, bonds, CDs and REITs. He’d have been crazy to do that anyway. That would have instantly set off loud bells and whistles in Internal Affairs, in the D.A.’s Office, and among federal prosecutors. The Police Protective League predictably hit the ceiling when the commission announced that it might enact the disclosure rule. The league warned that the move could trigger a mass police stampede out of the gang and narcotics units. More than 500 officers would transfer, retire or try to get on with other police departments, they claim, wrecking the morale of the officers left behind. The league’s bluster will and should go nowhere. It makes a potential bad situation even worse. This is the kind of rhetoric that’s made me a fierce critic at times of the league for its much too often reflexive blind eye to police misconduct, and its loud defense of officers who commit abusive acts. But on the full disclosure rule, the league is certainly right to wage a political fight against it. The loss of dozens, let alone hundreds, of good officers who have played a big role in the plummeting of crime in Los Angeles to the lowest level in the past decade would be a disaster. Graft and corruption are anathema to police departments that rely on their reputation for integrity and honesty. That means zero tolerance toward corruption. The way to ensure that is the same way the department combats police misconduct – through rigorous screening of new officer candidates, tough performance evaluations, tight supervision and management, and strict and prompt discipline for officers who break the department rules and the law. The rules and the law in this case are crystal clear. Graft is a crime that must be vigorously punished. In fact, police officers who are tempted to tap the illicit till should be even more vigorously punished. After all, they’ve taken a public oath to serve. A full financial-disclosure law that, in effect, discloses nothing won’t make any officer who forgets that oath any less amnesiac. The Police Commission should think hard about what a full disclosure rule will but mostly won’t do. Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst and a frequent contributor to the Daily News.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more