Commencement 2020: News

first_imgDiane Park Take a trip down memory lane with a look back at not only the 2019-2020 campus news but also the noteworthy moments from the last four years. Journey through the past, present and future of the tri-campus’ graduating class through our commencement news coverage.Year in Review: 2019-20202016-2020: Four years in review2020 valedictorian reflects on faith, community at Notre DameSaint Mary’s valedictorians reflect on college tenureHoly Cross valedictorian emphasizes community, resilienceUniversity salutatorian reflects on time at Notre Dame, hopes to inspire othersForty-three Notre Dame students awarded fellowships in graduating classCollege Alumnae Association awards 2020 Outstanding Senior AwardSenior ROTC students to receive commissions virtuallyCollege honors six seniors with service awardsStudent Affairs names 8 ND student award recipientsNotre Dame seniors look ahead to post-graduation plansSeniors entering religious life discuss discernment and ‘the call’Boyle, McGuire reflect on ‘unpredictable’ year in officeOutgoing SGA president, vice president reflect on termSeniors continue to serve post graduation despite pandemicSaint Mary’s seniors share highlights of collegiate experiencesTags: Class of 2020, commencement 2020, Four Years in Review, year in reviewlast_img read more

Exponential technology to reshape financial industry

first_imgI recently had the pleasure of giving the opening remarks at the 2015 TMG Executive Summit. This year’s summit, which focused on key industry topics including cyber security, innovation and the future of payments, was held July 27-29 in Vancouver, Canada.In my opening remarks, I explored the question: What will it take to thrive in the future? Before an audience of financial institution (FI) leaders, I worked to expand minds wider and broader than ever to the potential of exponential technology by offering a glimpse into the possibilities of innovation in the financial sector.Exponential technology takes many forms. Here are a few with the greatest potential to drive innovation within our industry.Artificial Intelligence (AI)AI replicates processes seen only in the human brain – except it does so with infinitely more processing power. It’s the mashing together of the power of the human brain with the power of computers. continue reading » 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

City’s title defence stumbles again

first_imgManchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini isn’t worried about his future at the club – even though their chances of retaining the Premier League title now look extremely slim.The champions lost 2-1 at Crystal Palace last night, leaving them nine points behind leaders Chelsea with seven games to go.There’s speculation Pellegrini could be replaced in the summer, but the Chilean says he won’t lose sleep over it. Attention turns to the bottom of the table later this evening, with second-from-bottom QPR visiting Aston Villa.A win for Chris Ramsey’s side will see Villa replace them in the relegation zone.last_img

Stanley Cup Final 2019: Top hockey analysts preview, predict Game 7

first_imgBOSTON —  Heading into the 17th Game 7 in Stanley Cup Final history, the stage has been set for an epic battle. Two teams on different ends of the spectrum are set to face off. The St. Louis Blues, who have never won a Cup, take on a Boston Bruins organization that has won quite a few, including one in a Game 7 in 2011. Regardless of how it all goes down, one thing is for certain — a champion will be crowned Wednesday night at TD Garden. Who it will be is TBD, but Sporting News spoke with some of the top analysts in the game to get their take on the matchup. Darren Pang, FS MidwestI know one thing for sure, every shift every player is going to empty the tank… there really is no tomorrow, so you lay it on the line every single shift. That being said, I think the Blues are going to want to come in here and really initiate the aggressiveness like they’ve done when they’ve been successful… From the opening faceoff, every area of the ice, it’s going to be hard to find space, tightly contested and physical.The pressure is on both teams. It’s the seventh game for the Cup. If you lose it you go home with nothing and nobody remembers that you’re barely there and if you win it you’re heroes forever. For the St. Louis Blues they might come in here on the road, feeling like they can just play their game. There’s been times at home when I haven’t seen that same comfortable look in the way that they’ve played and yet every time they’re counted out, they go on the road and they win and play their best hockey. They’re a unique team with great resolve but at the same time the Boston Bruins, several players have been through this before and maybe that experience will have a benefit for them.I’m going to go for the visiting team [to win]. I think they’ve gone through a lot as a team and again, I think they’re a very comfortable team when they’re on the road. They tend to play their game and find their game real fast when they’re on the road. E.J. Hradek, NHL NetworkObviously, it’s emotional for Boston to be home. I think St. Louis will come out and probably play their best game. They’ve been great on the road; [Jordan] Binnington has been able to bounce back and I expect he will. [I] expect a heck of a hockey game. Special teams will play into it. The same guys officiating Game 7, officiated Game 6. St. Louis has got to find a way to create something on the power play and Boston has to continue to do what they’ve done, which is kill penalties well and get chances on the PP.MORE: A look back at every Stanley Cup Final Game 7 in NHL historyI expect it to be a close game. I think St. Louis will play very well but it’s a toss-up. It’s a toss-up series.Nick Kypreos, SportsnetI don’t care whether you’re a rookie or in the league 10 years, Game 7 Stanley Cup Final is a different breed. It’s a Super Bowl, it’s one game, winner takes all. It’s not something you think about or prepare for like you do as a kid fantasizing about winning the Stanley Cup or even building your prep work as a pro. It just falls in your lap and when it comes you don’t know about it until 48 hours beforehand and it’s a different vibe, but you’ve got to prepare the same way. No different than a game in November or a preseason game or an intrasquad game.[St. Louis] knows they can change history. We’re 25 years since that championship [with the New York Rangers] and I still go to New York and people thank me for it. I told Brayden Schenn this morning, it’s a game that alters your life, it’s a life changer for you. The way you feel, think about yourself for the rest of your life. I think it’s been a crazy, unexplainable playoffs. Unpredictable, top seeds going out early. If we follow the trend, the St. Louis Blues should win the Stanley Cup tonight because the Boston Bruins are the better team on paper; they’re the favorites coming into tonight. But based on what I’ve seen in the last two months I’ll take a chance on the Blues winning.I predicted the Blues winning in September to win the Stanley Cup. In September I picked St. Louis and Tampa Bay to be in the Stanley Cup Final and I missed on Tampa Bay., but Boston was right behind them, so I feel good about at least that.Barry Melrose, ESPNWhichever team can come out, handle the pressure and embrace the moment, want to be on the ice and not be scared of it and just have fun with it [will win]. You’ll remember it for the rest of your life; remember it for the right reasons, not the wrong reasons. So we’ll see which team can do that. Obviously, home ice favors Boston, but if you’ve looked at St. Louis they do not care about home ice; they’re better on the road. So that should not factor.It seemed like it was Boston’s turn to be good and the next night it would be St. Louis’ turn to be good. St. Louis was as good as Boston 5-on-5 [in Game 6]. St. Louis’ power play got stymied mainly because of Tuukka Rask who was awesome. You know the gameplan, 5-on-5 the Bruins aren’t scoring but St. Louis is.[The] power play the Bruins got going the last game looked good and Tuukka Rask looked fantastic. Those are some of the things that you have to make sure doesn’t happen. You can’t take a lot of penalties and somehow you’ve got to get in front of Tuukka Rask and bother him.Should be Boston [who wins]. I’m not a big believer in home ice, but if you’re going to have a Game 7, you might as well have it in your building. Everybody is fresh, everybody is pretty healthy. Tuukka Rask has been great; you’ve got to think he’ll win the Conn Smythe if Boston wins the Stanley Cup. [Brad] Marchand was much better [in Game 6] then he has been and they scored a power-play goal which is bad news for St. Louis. So all the indicators are pointing towards the Boston Bruins.Joe Micheletti, NBC Sports Radio and Westwood One.I think it’ll be the best game of the series. I think that both teams will continue to play the way they’ve played because it’s their strengths. St. Louis will come out and be physical but I think they will be a little bit more cautious not to take a penalty, even though these Game 7s tend to not have too many penalties called; but I think St. Louis will try to do what they do best and I think it’s a coin flip. Everybody knows the statistics with both teams and the goaltenders and situations like this, so everything seems to be so even — it’s a coin flip.Game 7: Blues ready to fix broken power play before deciding gameI think that you look at all the information, put it all together the home team tends to have an advantage for a Game 7, I’ve always felt that. St. Louis plays their best hockey on the road, they tend not to let anything bother them because of everything they’ve been through and I think because of all that it’s going to be flip a coin and see who wins.Mike Milbury, NBC SportsMy expectation is St. Louis will play exactly the same way they played the entire series. They’ll come hard, they’ll try to use the body to separate the Bruins players’ from the puck. They’ll come five men strong and it’ll be up to the Bruins to be the quicker team to avoid any issues with physicality and to relieve the pressure. I think you’re going to see more than we have, I just don’t know which ones will execute it better. The one who does will win but I fully expect it to be an interesting battle. Clearly, Boston has shown that it has the will to come back from adversity. Clearly St. Louis has proven they belong here and it’ll be special teams and goaltending that will have large impacts on this. I predicted the Blues would win Game 6 at home and that didn’t turn out too well for me. I’m at a loss to see who is going to take this but if you had to pin me down, I think this is where home ice advantage does become tangible.Ville Nieminen, ViasatBoth teams have similar expectations but different. Boston, the whole city is expecting them to win because they have the leadership, they have the tradition and it would be normal, natural for them to win. Blues, this is a once in a lifetime situation and they have one gameplan they play and they will stick to their gameplan. They are underdogs and their plan is a kidney punch, take the life out of the building little by little and go from there. Boston had a gameplan in Game 6 to take the life, the atmosphere out of the building. Blues are trying to do the same thing.I don’t know [what will happen] . . . I don’t know. Maybe for some of the players, it’s too big of a stage and they forget to play. I don’t know. The truth is out there. We’ll find out soon.Ed Olczyk, NBC SportsI think for the Blues this is probably more of a comfort zone for them on the road than it is at home. . . . There’s less distractions on the road than at home. You love your family, you love your friends but when you’re on the road it’s just you and the guys. . . . The proof in the pudding, they’ve been a better team on the road in the playoffs; not just number-wise but you look at the eye test, they’ve just played better. That’s a pretty good spot for them to be in Game 7 on the road.I thought the Bruins would find a way in seven games. I thought it would go seven games [because of] the experience factor. But the Blues have been better 5-on-5. I think they’ve been the better team 5-on-5 in the series for the majority of it, I’m not going to say the other night, but I think there is something to them having the core guys being able to do it.MORE: Bruce Cassidy says Bruins have ‘lots’ left in the tankIt has been a great series, it’s been an even series, it really has, but I just thought going in, home ice would make a difference at some point and here we are. Whether its 60 minutes or longer, we’ll find out.last_img read more

Jasmin Buric Took Lech to the Head of the Table in Poland

first_imgBy triumphing over the favored Legia from Warsaw, football players of Lech from Poznan took the top position in the league for the champion of Poland-Ekstraklasa. The hero of the winning team from Poznan was the goalkeeper Jasmin Burić.“We are happy because we won against the eternal rivals. By the end of the championship, six matches remained, in which anything is possible. In every match we will certainly do our best. The most important will be to welcome each match with cool head and with as little pressure as possible. We no longer have to think about the other clubs, but only about ourselves. The triumph of the Legia Warsaw gave us a lot of confidence “, said Burić for Polish media.In the next round, Lech welcomes Jagiellonia. This match is scheduled for Sunday, May 17th.(Source: klix.ba/ photo eurosport)last_img read more

Hurricane Sandy Relief At Pellegrino’s Italian Kitchen

first_imgSubmitted by Pellegrino’s Italian KitchenEven here in Olympia we have all felt the backlash from Hurricane Sandy. If you have been following the story and you are trying to figure out how you can help but don’t trust that your donation will make it to right place we understand. We at Pellegrino’s were thinking the same thing. So, here is what we came up with.Starting on Nov 5th and running through Nov 8th Pellegrino’s Italian Kitchen  will be donating 10% of ALL proceeds to the Hurricane Sandy relief. In addition we will be taking flat donations in the form of cash or check. Please, in these trying times, see it in your heart to help out. There are millions without homes, power, water, food or just a blanket to keep them warm. Make your reservation today and help us help those who have had their world turned upside down!Pellegrino’s Italian Kitchen205 Cleveland Avenue SETumwater, WA 98501360.709.9020 Facebook15Tweet0Pin0last_img read more