Best Buddies hosts fashion show

first_imgThe Notre Dame Best Buddies club, a club serving people with intellectual disabilities, will host a fashion show as part of Disabilities Awareness Month on Wednesday in Legends.“The event is meant to gain awareness for disabilities, but is also just a fun night,” President of Best Buddies and senior Kelly Keenan said. “Our buddies are people in South Bend who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the event will be a chance for them to get dressed up and have fun.”The fashion show is part of a yearly initiative formed several yearsw ago on campus by Notre Dame graduate Soeren Palumbo to end the use of the R-word.  This year, Best Buddies is collaborating with Special Olympics and the Super Sibs club to hold the event, Keenan said.“The [fashion] show was a vision of another member of Best Buddies,” she said. “She had a friend on campus that is a Vineyard Vines representative, so they are supplying our men’s clothing. A boutique in Granger, Ind., called Sorella is supplying the women’s clothing, and we also have clothing from adidas and Dress Barn.”Keenan said planning the show has been an organizational process.“When we knew we wanted to hold a fashion show, we spoke to Legends because they had done fashion shows before, so they already had the whole event set up for us,” Keenan said. “There has also been a lot of communication to find clothing to borrow.”Keenan said she hopes the event will open the eyes of the Notre Dame community to disabilities.“The main thing we would love is to get a lot of people there and show them what disabilities awareness is really about,” Keenan said. “We want to show the Notre Dame community what this is all about and what our three clubs do.”In addition to the fashion show, members of the Best Buddies club will be in the LaFortune Student Center, North and South dining halls and the Hesburgh Library on Wednesday as part of a pledge campaign.“We will station ourselves around campus to gather pledges to end the hateful use of the R-word,” Keenan said.Keenan said an important component of the event is to make sure everyone has a good time.“Our buddies are so excited about walking the runway in awesome clothes,” Keenan said. “We want to make it a fun event for everyone involved.”Contact Katie McCarty at   kmccart6@nd.eduTags: best buddies, disabilities awareness, fashion show, NDlast_img read more

Argentine Military Provides Humanitarian Assistance to Hurricana Victims in Haiti

first_imgBy Eduardo Szklarz/Diálogo October 20, 2016 In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, the Argentine Blue Helmets are providing essential medical and other health-related assistance in the form of the Argentine Mobile Field Hospital to the country. The hospital is the only level 2 medical facility (hospital equipped to do surgeries) associated with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti. Although it is set up in Port-au-Prince and its primary mission is to provide medical care to the peacekeeping forces, the hospital also uses its collapsible modules to reach communities affected by disasters. The hospital is assembled from containers that serve as operating rooms, wards, laboratories, dental offices, as well as other medical functions. On the night of October 13th, a convoy of 4×4 vehicles and ambulances from the Argentine Armed Forces reached the city of Jérémie, in the country’s southwest, the area most devastated by Hurricane Matthew, with the collapsible modules. “We sent 23 of the 67 people that man the portable hospital, including doctors, nurses, lab personnel and security staff,” 1st Lt. Pablo Martínez, director of logistics for the medical facility, told Diálogo via video conference from Port-au-Prince. Under normal conditions, it would take six hours to drive the roughly 300 km between Haiti’s capital and Jérémie. The military convoy took 48 hours because of the obstacles encountered along the way. “The last half of the route was completely destroyed. Bridges had collapsed and trees had fallen across the road, so it was very tough to get through,” said 1st Lt. Martínez. “Fortunately, we had the help of the Paraguayan Company of Engineers and the Brazilian security personnel. Together, we cleared the way so that the Mobile Field Hospital could reach the area it was sent to serve.” Argentina sends food and medicine According to a report published on October 10th by the United Nations Children’s Fund, Hurricane Matthew impacted around 1.3 million people in Haiti, displaced 99,400 families, and destroyed more than 66,000 homes. Poverty makes a bad situation worse in a country still recovering from the 7.3-magnitude earthquake that rocked it in 2010. “The hurricane destroyed everything in its path. The first thing that people asked us for was not medical care but food,” said 1st Lt. Martínez. In response to the emergency, Argentina filled a 30-cubic-meter container with water, medicine, and non-perishable food and shipped it to Haiti by boat. The South American country regularly sends supplies to Haiti, but this time it dispatched the extra shipment to meet the needs of the overextended Mobile Field Hospital in the capital and in the disaster area. International cooperation Hurricane Matthew sharply increased patient volume at the Mobile Field Hospital in Haiti. “We performed more than five surgeries in the last week alone, compared to 14 or 15 over the last five months,” said 1st Lt. Martínez, adding that the medical facility provides care to an average of 100 patients per week. “On a normal day, we may see five or ten patients. The number varies significantly. Some days, we have more than 20. And now we have even more because of the hurricane.” He also emphasized the importance of international cooperation to overcome challenges in a devastated country. “When you’re here, you recognize the bond that exists with the other nations working together in these situations,” he said. “We have the constant support of contingents that have become like our brothers, like the people from Paraguay, Brazil, Peru, El Salvador, Chile, and other countries in the region,” he added. “But it is not limited to the people who share our customs. The bond exists with people from countries like Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. All of them support us. The brotherhood among nations is palpable.” The Joint Chiefs of Staff coordinates the mission The Mobile Field Hospital is an element of the Argentine Air Force, the commander of which is Vice-Commodore Héctor Priotti. “But the contingent also has five Navy warrant officers and five Army warrant officers,” explained Lieutenant Colonel Marcelo Acuña, who was stationed in Haiti for two-and-a-half years. “When deployed on peacekeeping missions like this one, the three branches operate jointly.” Under Argentine regulations, once peacekeeping missions are deployed, the three forces fall under the command of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces headed by Lieutenant General Bari del Valle Sosa. The Operational Command of the Joint Chiefs of Staff also coordinates the Argentine Blue Helmets participating in the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus.last_img read more

Some Steelers fans call for Mike McCarthy to replace Mike Tomlin

first_img WATCH: Steelers’ chance at game-tying field goal slips away At the top of their wish list: former Packers coach Mike McCarthy, who inspired the same type of loathing among many Green Bay fans before the team fired him Dec. 2. In addition to McCarthy’s coaching resumé, which includes a Super Bowl victory — against the Steelers, no less — many fans like the fact that he’s a Pittsburgh native. Ben Roethlisberger injury update: Steelers QB returns after hit to the ribs vs. Raiders Here’s a sampling of some of the more insistent Tweets. Related Newscenter_img The Steelers are reeling, losers of three straight, and many fans are not feeling the love for coach Mike Tomlin.Social media filled with angry Steelers faithful after Sunday’s 24-21 loss to the 2-10 Raiders. Many said it’s time for Tomlin to go. I’ve never been a “Fire Tomlin” guy, but Mike McCarthy is a born & raised Pittsburgher, we went to same elemantary school in Squirrel Hill……IF we fire Tomlin after this season, it better be for him #HereWeGo— just think. (@ShmattShmahan) December 10, 2018I hear there’s an up and coming Coach coming out of Green Bay. You might want to take a look at him. I think he’s going to be something special.If we had McCarthy…..Or half a dozen other coaches, Big Ben would be sporting two more pieces of bling— 𝓨𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓓𝓪𝓲𝓵𝔂 𝓛𝓵𝓪𝓶𝓪 🇺🇸KAG (@YourDailyLlama) December 10, 2018Tomlin needs to be fired! He wants to be the players friend not their coach. Watching this team deteriorate from a perenial playoff contender to a laughing stock is painful. Fire tomlin now!!! Mike Mc Carthy is available and would be a good fit. Better yet bring back Bill Cowher!— The reaper (@Grimm213R) December 10, 2018Wild Ben Rothlisberger let the Raiders beat him to a pulp! The kicker is a joke and the entire defense looks like a carnival act. FIRE TOMLIN, HIRE MCCARTHY, how stupid can management be. Face it, Steelers are washed up and blew it AGAIN😨— LeeRoy (@LeeRoy23850929) December 10, 2018However, other fans were reluctant to embrace the McCarthy-for-Tomlin swap, with some noting the similarities between the two coaches in terms of career records (Tomlin is 123-65-1, McCarthy is 125-77-2). And, fairly or unfairly, both coaches have been criticized for only winning one Super Bowl despite perenially talented rosters featuring All-Pro franchise quarterbacks. Steelers fans need to do two things before screaming for Mike McCarthy.1. Look at his résumé, which is incredibly similar to Mike Tomlin’s.2. Talk to a Packers fan. Packers fans felt the same way about him before he was fired as some Steelers fans feel about Tomlin now.— Mike J. Asti (@MikeAsti11) December 10, 2018Wild to me that Steelers fans want Mike Tomlin fired and are lobbying for him to be replaced by Mike McCarthy of all people— Brian Walker (@BRNWalker) December 10, 2018The Steelers (7-5-1) are still in first place in the AFC North, just ahead of the Ravens (7-6) and two games ahead of the Browns (5-7-1). But their remaining schedule is tough. They host the Patriots next week, then are on the road at New Orleans, before finishing at home against the Bengals. FiveThirtyEight.com’s playoff calculator gives them a 62 percent chance of making the postseason and 56 percent chance of winning their division.last_img read more

City lift EPL trophy as Huddersfield gain precious point

first_img“You win or lose, you have to try and do what you believe. Today was proof we can do better.“We lost a bit of focus, but that is normal. To make back-to-back titles in this league will be tough, but we accept the challenge.”The celebrations for City’s third title in seven seasons began well before kick-off, both inside and outside their Etihad home ground. But, after a delay while uninvited supporters were removed from the field, Guardiola was finally able to see his team presented with the trophy which marks the third major country in which he has managed a team to a title following successes in Spain and Germany with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.“England is a special place and is so tough,” Guardiola told Sky Sports. “Today we saw it. You never know if you are going to win, but I had no doubt what I had to do. Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | It took three weeks for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany to finally get his hands on the Premier League trophy but, on a day of celebrations at the Etihad, a goalless draw may have left Huddersfield Town as the big winners.A strong showing from the struggling visitors earned a valuable point which may be enough to keep them in the Premier League for a second season, an impressive achievement given their limited resources.They also frustrated the bid by Pep Guardiola’s runaway champions to set new Premier League records for the most goals, points and wins in a season — all marks which could yet be claimed by City in the season’s final week in which they play Brighton and Southampton.center_img Supporters were issued with blue and white flags to greet the champions as they were given yet another guard of honour on their way onto the field before kick-off.They were also met by the survivors of City’s famous 1968 title-winning side, a squad led by club legends Colin Bell, Francis Lee and Mike Summerbee who were all on hand to receive an emotional welcome from fans who remember their feats half a century on.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more