Jenkins runs with ROTC

first_imgSome students on campus take the call to “wake up the echoes” very seriously — or at least that’s how it seemed Wednesday when the sound of the ROTC cadets could be heard outside Rolfs Sports Recreation Center at 7 a.m. Members of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corp, which is a component of the Navy, had just returned from their annual Tri-Military Run. University President Fr. John Jenkins and Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves joined the cadets in the 2.7-mile run around campus. “It’s always a pleasure and a rush,” Jenkins said of the run. “It’s a great chance to remember God’s important people who have made sacrifices in our country.” Running in the annual Tri-Military Run is a tradition for the University president, and a representative from the Navy said ROTC appreciates his support. “We have a great relationship with Notre Dame and we’re glad Fr. Jenkins can come out with us,” said Capt. Dale Nees, a professor of Naval Science, Navy captain and senior commander. Jenkins told ROTC cadets after the run they “speak to what Notre Dame is all about.” “I just want to say how proud we are to have you at Notre Dame,” he said. “I want to commend you for your leadership, hard work and sacrifice.” Midshipman Matthew Zak, a senior, said the annual run is one of the best ROTC events each year. “Just running around the campus early, hearing the cadences, we enjoy it,” he said. The run also gives the different units of the ROTC a chance to come together, Nees said, “This run builds that camaraderie between the services. We’re probably just 2 to 3 percent of the student body, maybe three times the size of the football team,” he said. “The folks here are all preparing to be leaders in the military so we like running around campus all together.”  But that doesn’t mean a little friendly competition was out of the question. “It was just a good thing, Fr. Jenkins showing his support for the Navy and also the rest of the military,” Midshipman Neil Flattery, a freshman, said. “There’s definitely an ‘also’ that comes before ‘the rest of the military,’ since Navy is the best.” Freshman cadet Chris Lillie joked with Flattery, and said, “The Army is definitely better than the Navy.” But in the end, Lillie said the run showed solidarity between branches. “It was really amazing to see all the branches moving together and serving the military, and to see all of the other branches coming together and doing the same things you’re doing,” Lillie said.last_img read more

Croatian tourist offer presented in South Korea and Japan

first_imgBy the way, Korean tourists visit Croatia in a significant way in an organized manner, about 73 percent, but more and more individually, often as part of a wider European cruise. On the other hand, in the traffic of Japanese tourists to Croatia, there is an increase in the number of individual trips compared to organized trips. According to the number of overnight stays, the destinations with the highest turnover from the Korean and Japanese markets are Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Split, Opatija, Zadar and Plitvice Lakes. During their stay, Korean and Japanese guests most often choose to stay in hotels. Korean tourists most often stay in three- and four-star hotels, while Japanese prefer four- and five-star facilities. In terms of seasonal distribution of traffic, the Japanese and Koreans contribute above average to the affirmation of pre- and post-season, given that the peak of traffic in Croatia is recorded in May and June, and in September and October. Let us add that 5 Croatian entities are participating in the workshops in Seoul and Tokyo on the Croatian side, including the Tourist Boards of Dubrovnik-Neretva, Split-Dalmatia, Istria and Zadar County and the City of Zagreb, with the Kvarner Tourist Board presenting itself in Tokyo. Croatian Ambassador to Japan Dražen Hrastić. Ljubljana Tourism and the Julian Alps are participating on behalf of the Slovenian Tourist Board. A prize game was prepared for the participants of both workshops, which includes Turkish Airlines tickets to Croatian and Slovenian destinations. According to the CNTB, the first workshop, intended for representatives of tour operators and agencies, which was also visited by the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to the Republic of Korea Dr. Damir Kušen, was held yesterday in Seoul, while the second is held on Thursday, September 19 in Tokyo. in Japan. The Croatian National Tourist Board in cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board in South Korea and Japan organizes educational workshops “Experience Croatia, Feel Slovenia” which aim to promote Croatian and Slovenian tourist offer, but also education of agents who offer or will offer Croatia and Slovenia. Among the travel agencies and tour operators in Seoul were Interpark Tour, the most important Korean online travel agency, Mode Tour, one of the most important agencies for organizing individual and group arrangements, and SM Town Travel, an agency that brings a large group of prizes to Zagreb and Dubrovnik in October this year. Amway’s motivational trip. The workshop, which was led on the Croatian side by the newly elected director of the CNTB Representation in Seoul, Zoran Horvat, was also visited by 11 representatives of the Korean media specializing in lifestyle and travel. Photo: Croatian National Tourist Board / Cover photo: MINT A typical “Croatian” tour for Korean and Japanese tourists includes Zagreb, Plitvice, Zadar, Split, Trogir and Dubrovnik. “The educational workshop in Seoul is being held at the very moment when we are in the phase of the last formal procedures for the opening of the CNTB office in South Korea. The great interest in the workshops attended by over 60 established partners is proof that our activities aimed at the Korean market are yielding results.”, Said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić, adding that in the current part of the tourist year, 377 thousand overnight stays were realized from the Korean market, which is an increase of 5 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period last year. “In addition to the long-term charter connection between Croatia and Korea, since last year Seoul and Zagreb have been connected by a direct scheduled airline of Korean Airlines, which successfully continues to operate during this tourist year.”, Stanicic pointed out.last_img read more

Intermediate football semi-final down for decision today

first_imgCahir are up against 2011 champions Thomas MacDonagh’s in the second semi-final. And Cahir boss Tom McGlinchy believes the match will be won on very tight margins. Throw-in for that match is at half one in Templederry. Extra time will be played if it’s required. This game should whet the appetite for the Senior Football semi-finals which take place tomorrow.last_img

Big fightback

first_imgBarangay Ginebra also took a 1-0 lead in its series with Meralco, 88-81.Justin Brownlee scored 25 points and had nine rebounds and six assists in leading the Kings, while the Bolts were led by the 15 points of Baser Amer and import Arinze Onuaku’s 12 points and 18 rebounds.“Their backs are now against the wall,” Austria went on in describing the KaTropa, who opened up with the first 10 points before bloating it to a 46-23 lead early in the second period.The big lead was still not enough to keep the Beermen from charging back as Austria believes his players are on the right frames of mind.“They were all focused, and they knew how to get back,” Austria said of his Beermen, the reigning all-Filipino champions who are shooting for a repeat here to get another chance at an elusive Triple Crown sweep.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES “It’s a minor setback for them,” San Miguel coach Leo Austria said, when asked how he felt such a come-from-behind win could affect the psyche of the enemy in the short series. “They (KaTropa) still have a chance, but it will be very tough for them [to win two straight games].”Renaldo Balkman scored 36 points, June Mar Fajardo added 27 and the duo did most of the damage in the final half where they combined for 40.The San Miguel import also tossed in twin digits in each of the last two periods.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Marcio Lassiter fired 26 and Arwind Santos was the last player in twin digits for Austria with 10.The Beermen gun for a place in the Final Four against either Alaska or sister team Magnolia with a win in Game 2 set Wednesday also at the Big Dome. View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team PBA ImagesPowerhouse San Miguel Beer roared back from 23 points down in the first half on Monday night to take a 121-110 triumph over TNT KaTropa in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup best-of three quarterfinals series at Smart Araneta Coliseum.More than a 1-0 lead, the win gave the defending champion Beermen a huge psychological advantage.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Bradley picks Pacquiao; Duterte to watch fight live Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names RR Pogoy and Joshua Smith led the KaTropa with 17 points each, though the burly TNT import fouled out with 3:39 to play after picking up a sixth foul.The 6-foot-9 Smith was whistled for a fourth foul in the third and rode the bench for a good chunk of the critical stretches.“It was scary,” Austria said of the slow San Miguel start. “I didn’t think we could come back.”The KaTropa dropped 40 first quarter points only to be held to just 22 in the payoff frame.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Many sick minds in Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,I read, with a disturbed mind, about a 53-year-old former Police Officer who raped a three-year child awaiting sentencing.Things like these bother the psyche of humans and we can ask ourselves many questions like: Who can we trust these days with our children? What kind of a human would think in such an evil way about a child? Will a life sentence be good enough, or instant hanging?As I continued reading, about another story of two soldiers raping a young lady, another story popped up whereby a police officer emptied his gun into his reputed wife and pleaded insanity in court, and yet another, whereby a senior police superintendent killed someone due to drunk driving and so many men in Guyana beating their spouses and girlfriends to death and then committing suicide. Worst of all, a pastor was sentenced to 40 years in jail for raping a teenager.The dismal news around us on a daily basis can disturb your mind for an eternity but they make headlines in our newspapers. What is more disturbing is that the people in the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defense force can no longer be trusted. These people who are placed to represent Law and Order, and to lookout for the citizens, are the ones using their power to hurt helpless people. Since the inception of the GPF and the GDF, many rogue individuals join the force most, of whom can barely read and write, so profound ignorance has become the order of the day. I have visited several Police stations and what I have observed is that most Police officers use cuss words or indecent language when they talk to each other or citizens. They are setting a bad example, but they do not know any better. I was happy to hear that our new Police commissioner has a plan to weed out bad eggs from the force; he has an incredible task ahead of him-it will be like trying to wash the wind, but I wish him well.Only God knows the heart of humans, but many people today do not believe in God. This entire nation needs to go back to basics, go back to church. The family life must be returned. Husbands and wives must be leaders in their homes and families. Crime is THE result of broken families and the great neglect of our young people.Regards,Rev Gideon Cecillast_img read more