Man brought to hospital after Main Building fall Saturday

first_imgA man fell in the Main Building on Saturday evening shortly after the Trumpets Under the Dome Concert began at 6:20 p.m., University spokesman Dennis Brown said Tuesday morning.“Notre Dame emergency personnel responded at 6:28 p.m. Saturday to assist an individual who fell in a stairway in the Main Building,” Brown said. “He was transported to Memorial Hospital.”Representatives from Memorial Hospital did not immediately return The Observer’s phone calls. Ann Wassmann of Spring Lake, Mich., attended Trumpets Under the Dome and witnessed the incident. When the concert was over, she said she exited near the back and witnessed the fall in a stairwell in her peripheral vision.“Just as I reached the ground floor and was proceeding to the door, I saw something dark drop in my peripheral vision,” she said in an email to The Observer on Tuesday afternoon. “As I stepped through the door I heard a very loud bang – like something heavy hitting a metal surface.“I turned to see what had happened. The door had closed, so all I could see were people on the stairs, and the horrified looks on their faces. People were crying and calling out ‘call 911’.”Wassmann said two “fire engine-type vehicles” arrived shortly after with paramedics. Brown said he had not been provided with any additional information.“It was weird to walk around to the front of the Main Building, meeting up with joyous people who knew nothing of the tragic accident we had just experienced,” Wassmann said.Tags: observer staff reportlast_img read more

Civil Legal Justice Act attracts many sponsors

first_img Civil Legal Justice Act attracts many sponsors Civil Legal Justice Act attracts many sponsors March 1, 2002 Regular Newscenter_img The Florida Civil Legal Justice Act, a top priority of The Florida Bar, may be in a strengthened position for getting funding essential to expand legal aid services in Florida.Bar President Terry Russell said leaders in both chambers of the legislature have expressed support for finding money for the act. The money would help victims of domestic violence, children in civil cases, immigrants, and people who need help obtaining federal benefits. The money could not be used to sue the state or any of its subsidiaries.The help from legislators came as the Bar faced a crisis in finding money for the program. It had been hoped to use surplus federal funds earmarked for transitional welfare programs as part of the welfare reform movement, but those funds wound up set aside for other uses as the state faces the budget crisis.But getting help finding nonfederal funds meant making changes in the program. Instead of getting $10 million, it will likely be a smaller amount, Russell said, and instead of applying statewide the money will likely be earmarked for pilot programs. Changes were being prepared for the bill as this News went to press.“There appears to be a good prospect we can get some general revenue funding,” Russell said. “I’m frankly pretty upbeat at this point.”Aside from the funding difficulties, the Civil Legal Justice Act has proved popular with lawmakers, garnering 60 co-sponsors — more than any other pending piece of legislation, Russell said. It has passed several committees.“There’s wide support for the bill; it’s a matter of trying to find the money,” said Steve Metz, the Bar’s legislative consultant. “We’re cautiously optimistic.”Sen. Locke Burt, R-Ormond Beach, chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee that unanimously passed the Senate version of the bill in January, albeit while members were warning money would be hard to find.He said a key determining factor on the availability of funds will be the March 8 revenue-estimating conference, which will give lawmakers the latest figures on how much they can spend in the 2002-03 budget.“The good news is the economy is getting better faster than we expected,” Burt said. “We’ll just have to wait and see.”Florida is one of only 11 states that provides no state funding for legal aid — something Russell has made a top priority to change.last_img read more

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Ex-Vikings punter: Coach made anti-gay remarks

first_imgIn this July 27, 2013, photo, Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer speaks to reporters following practice at NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe says his special teams coordinator made anti-gay comments while Kluwe was with the Vikings.In a scathing article posted Thursday on the website Deadspin, Kluwe wrote that coach Mike Priefer made several anti-gay comments in objection to Kluwe’s outspoken support of a gay marriage amendment in Minnesota.Kluwe also says former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and current general manager Rick Spielman encouraged him to tone down his rhetoric in an effort to reduce distractions to the team. At the same time, Kluwe said, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf expressed support for Kluwe’s championing of gay rights.The Vikings said in a statement that they take the allegations “very seriously and will thoroughly review this matter.”“As an organization, the Vikings consistently strive to create a supportive, respectful and accepting environment for all of our players, coaches and front office personnel,” the team said. “We do not tolerate discrimination at any level.“The team has long respected our players’ and associates’ individual rights, and, as Chris specifically stated, Vikings ownership supports and promotes tolerance, including on the subject of marriage equality. Because he was identified with the Vikings, Chris was asked to be respectful while expressing his opinions. Team ownership and management also repeatedly emphasized to Chris that the Vikings would not impinge on his right to express his views.”Kluwe called Priefer “a bigot” and Spielman and Frazier “two cowards” for releasing him in May after eight seasons with the Vikings.He was due to make $1.45 million, which was more than the cap-strapped Vikings wanted to spend on a punter. So they drafted Jeff Locke in the fifth round and parted ways with Kluwe, bringing to an end his colorful and outspoken stay in Minnesota.“Any notion that Chris was released from our football team due to his stance on marriage equality is entirely inaccurate and inconsistent with team policy,” the Vikings said Thursday. “Chris was released strictly based on his football performance.”In his article, Kluwe alleged that Priefer grew more and more impatient with the various causes Kluwe supported and several times made anti-gay remarks during team meetings.Kluwe said wanted to post his article now in hopes of discouraging the Vikings, or any other team, from employing Priefer, who is widely respected at Vikings headquarters and is viewed by some as a potential head coach one day.  Priefer was hired by the Vikings in 2011. He served previously as the special teams coach in Denver and Kansas City.“If there’s one thing I hope to achieve from sharing this story,” Kluwe wrote, “it’s to make sure that Mike Priefer never holds a coaching position again in the NFL, and ideally never coaches at any level.”The Vikings did not respond directly to allegations against Priefer in their statement, but did say they “will have further comment at the appropriate time.”Kluwe averaged 44.4 yards per punt over his career in Minnesota, including a career-high 39.7 yard net average in 2012. But he ranked just 17th in the NFL in punting that season before he was cut and he lost a competition for the punting job with the Oakland Raiders in the preseason in 2013. He had several tryouts during the season, but was never signed.Kluwe said he wanted to wait to air his grievances until after the season so as not to provide a distraction to his friends on the team during the season.The Vikings finished this year 5-10-1 and Frazier was fired on Monday.last_img read more

BASKETBALL: LETTERKENNY SUMMER LEAGUE

first_imgThe last week of the league games went right down to the wire before we learned which four teams would make the playoffs and which two teams would battle it out in the wooden spoon game.Game 1: Thunder 42 – Clippers 53 Conor Dorrian (Thunder) got off the mark early in this one and punished the Clippers inside through his post play. That was before Steve Cannon began to heat up hitting three consecutive three-pointers for the Clippers. Paul Murray was in fine form also as he worked extremely hard for his Clippers to give them a 5-point halftime lead. Thunder’s Padhraic Coll, who has played well during the Summerleague despite his teams record, notched scores on the break, but these were quickly cancelled out by Necip Gercek. Moe Ismail rallied the Clippers to a win in the last few minutes. Top Scorers: (Thunder) Conor Dorrian 18pts and (Clippers) Steve Cannon 16pts.Game 2: Celtics 48 – Magic 52This was a close game from start to finish, with multiple lead changes. Pete Rose shot the ball good in the first half for the Celtics, while Edvinas Dapsys continued slashing to the basket and converting in traffic for Magic. Daniel McArdle grabbed a few steals, which resulted into easy lay-ups, and Erik Dragunas attacked the basket for scores to give Magic a one-point lead towards the end. Paul McHugh responded with a number of drives of his own to restore the lead for Celtics 48-46 with less than a minute to go. Mark Cannon calmly knocked down two free throws to tie and then Erik Dragunas stole the ball and found Cannon under the basket for a lay-up to seal the game for the Magic. Top Scorers: (Celtics) Paul Mc Hugh 24pts and (Magic) Mark Cannon 15pts. Game 3: Lakers 52 – Bulls 50With Lakers needing a win to stay in the playoff race, they had to dig deep all the way until the buzzer in this one. Big Ger Murray was huge in the opening half for the Bulls scoring all 12 of his points in it, however he barely touched the ball in the second half, which ultimately hurt their chances of progressing to the playoffs. John Cronin hit a couple of midrange jump shots for the Lakers, while Kieran O’Neill attacked the rim time and time again with success. Troy Morris matched him with drives of his own for the Bulls, while Pauric Carr began to come into the game in the second half. Bulls scored on a lay-up with 15 seconds to go to put them up one point. Lakers came down the court and O’Neill hit a three to send the Lakers up by two points and they held on to win the game in an exciting finish. Top Scorers: (Lakers) Kieran O Neill 26pts and (Bulls) Pauric Carr 17pts.Game 4: Celtics 62 – Bulls 60The winner of this game would go to the semi-finals, while the loser would be out of contention and into the spooner game. Celtics only had four so the game would be played 4v4, which meant there was a lot more space on the court for drives, and one person in particular took advantage of this to the maximum with an outstanding individual performance from Paul McHugh who netted a Summerleague record 49points for the Celtics. He scored drive after drive in the opening half as the Bulls switched defenders on him but to no avail. Conor McGoohan and Troy Morris (Bulls) hit numerous mid ranger shots between tem to keep this close throughout. Celtics responded with Manus Crampsey and Renatas Jocys getting on the scoreboard. James Potts was strong on the defensive end for Celtics. Pauric Carr had a number of sweet drives to the basket, while Ger Murray came into the game more as he got the ball in a position that could hurt their opponents. The game went score for score in the final minutes and McHugh eventually got the score that would seal their place in the playoffs, in yet another nail biting Summerleague game that went down to the end. Top Scorers: (Celtics) Paul McHugh 49pts and (Bulls) Pauric Carr 22pts.Game 5: Lakers51 – Thunder 46Lakers got another much needed win to secure their playoff spot and raced out to an early lead 12-0 before Billy Banda entered the game and used his strength and experience to hurt the Lakers inside. The comeback was on for the Thunder and they were beginning to rattle the Lakers. However they responded through Eduardas Diktonis and Padraig Barrett working well together inside. Connor Reid had a big first half for the Thunder to reduce the gap to five points. The second half was close, with Mike Foy drawing a nice charge, before Billy Banda dominated the post at the other end. Kieran O Neill showed stepped up with a number of big blocks and plays for his Lakers team to help them holds on for the win and a playoff spot. Top Scorers: (Lakers) Kieran O Neill 15pts and (Thunder) Billy Banda 25pts.Game 6: Magic 62 – Clippers 48 This game did not really mean too much as both teams had qualified for the playoffs, it just determined the seeding, with the winner taking 1st place. Magic started strong and led from start to finish in this one. Mark Cannon had a few nice passes as he found his team-mates on their cuts to the basket for easy scores. The Clippers Paul Murray scored well inside for his team to keep them close. Zak Balogun had a big game for the Magic as he controlled everything inside, and scored at will. Steve Cannon tried hard to lift the Clippers and proved to be a constant scoring threat all game, along with Rory O Brien who played good defence throughout, but Magic held on through Joseph King and Edvinas Dapsys as they won the game and topped the league standings. Top Scorers: (Magic) Zak Balogun 26pts and (Clippers) Steve Cannon 24pts.The semi final match ups will see the 1st place team (Magic) against the 4th placed (Celtics), while the 2nd placed (Clippers) take on the 3rd placed (Lakers). The Bulls and Thunder will square off in the wooden spoon game.All our information (stats, fixtures, results and more) can be viewed online at http://www.edwinfoley.ie/Letterkenny-Summer-League-2012BASKETBALL: LETTERKENNY SUMMER LEAGUE was last modified: July 4th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:basketballLetterkenny Summer Leguelast_img read more

‘I’LL STICK WITH OUR LORD RATHER THAN CLARE DALY,’ SAYS DONEGAL PRIEST

first_imgA Donegal priest has hit out at a TD after she claimed that prayers should not be recited in the Dail.Fr Martin Doohan, PP of DunfanaghyParish priest of the Catholic Church in Dunfanaghy, Fr Martin Doohan, slammed the remarks made by Independent TD Clare Daly over the recital of a prayer before each Dail sitting.Deputy Daly described the recital of the prayer as ‘offensive’ and claimed it had no place in modern Ireland. Her comments sparked a heated debate in the Dáil, with fellow Independent TD Mattie McGrath calling her remarks ‘ill-judged’ and ‘baseless’.That row in the Dáil prompted Fr Doohan to speak about it during his homily to his congregation at the Holy Cross church at the weekend.When contacted about his sermon Fr Doohan told Donegal Daily “I was very surprised that she found the recital of a prayer both ‘offensive’ and outdated in modern society.“But it’s almost getting to the stage in this country where you actually need to apologise for having faith in your religion. “We live in a democratic state, and everybody’s beliefs should be recognized and respected, but for an elected representative to say that about the recital of a prayer was astonishing.“I told my congregation, that in times of illness, tragedy and death, we get strength from our Lord, and our faith can get us through the most difficult times we experience in our lives.“I said, I think we’ll stick with our Lord in times of hardship rather than Clare Daly,” he said. ‘I’LL STICK WITH OUR LORD RATHER THAN CLARE DALY,’ SAYS DONEGAL PRIEST was last modified: October 8th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Clare DalydailFeaturesFr DoohanIndependent TDnewsPriestRecital of a prayerlast_img read more

Students urged to put mental health first ahead of Leaving Cert results

first_imgStudents in Donegal are being urged to put their mental health first ahead of Leaving Cert results on Tuesday. The Samaritans is making the call, as nearly 60,000 Leaving Cert pupils prepare to get their marks.Over the last five years, Samaritans volunteers have answered almost three million calls for help, with demand on email and text message increasing month on month.The charity said their mental health is more important than grades, and they should ask for help if they are unhappy with their results.Director of the Waterford branch of Samaritans Anne Woodworth is urging them to think of how much they have achieved. She said: “Read them positively because they have been working towards this for six years and it’s a big-time in their life.“If we only look at the things that didn’t happen, we tend to see things negatively and it’s terribly important for all of us…to look at the things that have been achieved.”Students urged to put mental health first ahead of Leaving Cert results was last modified: August 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cotto punishes Kamegai to win sixth world title

first_imgOnyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games CARSON, CA – AUGUST 26: Miguel Cotto punches Yoshihiro Kamegai, as Cotto goes on to win in a 12 round unanimous decision during the WBO Junior Middleweight title fight at StubHub Center on August 26, 2017 in Carson, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPPuerto Rican great Miguel Cotto battered back the determined challenge of Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai on Saturday to claim the vacant World Boxing organization junior middleweight world title.In an action-packed bout in an outdoor ring at the StubHub Center in suburban Los Angeles, Cotto emerged with a unanimous decision, winning it by scores of 120-108, 119-109, and 118-110.ADVERTISEMENT Abatayo adds to PH’s haul in lawn bowls with bronze Read Next Cotto hadn’t fought since November 2015, when he lost the middleweight title to Canelo Alvarez, who later vacated the title to take on Gennady Golovkin on September 16.But the 36-year-old, who says he’ll retire after one more fight in December, was dominant as he improved to 45-1 with 33 wins inside the distance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKamegai came right at Cotto from the opening bell, backing him into the ropes and sneaking in rights.But Cotto landed the harder punches, nailing him with a big left hook to end the first round. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension It was just one of many punishing blows Kamegai would absorb on the night.Cotto landed a huge right hand to start the fifth that snapped Kamegai’s head back — even then the Japanese kept coming.“He’s a tough fighter, tough opponent,” Cotto said. Since round number five, six, I already knew I’m not going to stop him.”Despite his heart, Kamegai didn’t have the power to hurt Cotto, who insisted he would stick to his plan to retire after one more fight this year.“I’m 36 already. I’m going to be 37 on october 29 and I think it’s enough. It’s enough boxing for me,” Cotto said. “One more in December and that will be all.”ADVERTISEMENT Asked who he’d pick for an opponent in his final bout, Cotto deferred to trainer Freddy Roach.Roach mentioned the possibility of getting the winner of the Golovkin-Alvarez bout.“We’re not going to duck anybody,” Roach said. “We’re going to go out with a bang.” LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

Gins finish strong, soar 2-0 vs Bolts

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Game 2 of the PBA Governors’ Cup best-of-seven title series took on an entirely different complexion, and Barangay Ginebra frolicked in the moment to deal Meralco another loss that will definitely sting more.Dragged into a defense oriented contest, the Gin Kings tightened the noose on the enemy in the stretch and completed a come-from-behind 86-76 decision of the Bolts for a 2-0 lead before more than 16,000 screaming fans at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination PLAY LIST 01:02Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:34After polls, Poe shares light moment with her staff01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READcenter_img “We beat them two-in-a-row and they (Bolts) can certainly beat us two-in-a-row,” Cone said, showing a lot of respect on the team that topped the elimination round. “We’re certainly happy being 2-0 up, but you couldn’t be pleased with yourself. It doesn’t guarantee us anything.”Justin Brownlee scored 19 points and was the other big offensive weapon for Cone in the fourth with eight of his total.Earlier, Greg Slaughter was adjudged Best Player of the conference while Meralco’s Allen Durham won the Best Import award for the second straight season.GINEBRA 86 – MERALCO 76GINEBRA 86—Brownlee 19, Aguilar 16, Tenorio 14, Devance 10, Thompson 9, Mercado 6, Caguioa 6, Ferrer 3, Slaughter 3.MERALCO 76—Durham 25, Amer 10, De Ocampo 10, Hodge 9, Newsome 8, Lanete 6, Dillinger 5, Tolomia 3, Caram 0, Hugnatan 0.Quarters: 18-24, 40-37, 57-62, 86-76ADVERTISEMENT Unlike in the series opener where there was practically no endgame to speak of after the Kings played with command right from the start, Ginebra needed to step up big this time and closed out with a 19-1 bomb to gather all the momentum it needs going into the critical third game this Wednesday.“We took a big punch from them early in the game and survived that,” Ginebra coach Tim Cone said. “We managed to make it a possession-by-possession game [in the closing minutes] and had a good closing kick.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLA Tenorio scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, seven of them inside the final 2:44, as the Kings erased a 75-69 deficit heading into the final 5:56.Of the 36 teams that took 2-0 leads in a title series in the Philippine Basketball Association’s history, 30 teams went on to win the title.It is a piece of history that Cone would not want his players to think of at the moment. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Archers slay Maroons View commentslast_img read more