COVID-19 relief fund to go towards student financial aid

first_imgFederal funds received by the University for coronavirus relief will be used to aid students whose families are struggling by the loss of a job or another hardship as a result of the pandemic, Notre Dame announced in a press release Wednesday.“Almost one-half (48 percent) of Notre Dame students receive financial assistance in the form of need-based scholarships that do not require repayment,” the press release said. “The median amount per student is $38,000, about three-quarters the cost of tuition to Notre Dame.”One-third of University’s endowment goes toward student financial aid and the savings generated by Notre Dame’s early retirement package also went to student financial aid.Tags: COVID-19, Endowment, financial aid, pandemiclast_img read more

Two Other Suspects in Kidnapping of 10 People Arrested in Colombia

first_imgBy Dialogo May 06, 2011 On 3 May, Colombian authorities announced the arrest of two alleged members of a criminal group suspected of kidnapping ten people the previous week in a vacation home in the Colombian department of Antioquia (in the northwestern part of the country), the Army reported. On 2 May, the Public Prosecutor’s Office had announced the arrest of another suspect in southern Medellín, the capital of Antioquia, bringing to three the number of individuals linked to the case who are in custody. The most recent arrests “took place in the Belén neighborhood of Medellín, as a result of intelligence work begun by soldiers from the Military Unified Action Group for Personal Liberty (Gaula) as soon as the kidnapping of the ten citizens took place and thanks to the timely report by relatives,” the Army indicated. On 24 April, an armed group arrived at a rural property in the municipality of Sopetrán, in northwestern Colombia, apparently looking for members of a criminal gang. When they did not find them, they carried off ten individuals who were there, no indication of whose whereabouts has yet been found. According to the Army, “a rifle, a submachine gun, four pistols, a fragmentation grenade, a silencer, nine ammunition clips, and ninety-six live rounds,” among other items, were seized during the arrest operation. Among those arrested was a female juvenile.last_img read more

Jacques hat-trick helps DCC to innings and 90-run win over UG

first_imgMEDIUM-fast bowler, Carlton Jacques, delivered his second hat- trick in his career, yesterday, to spur the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) to an innings and 90-run victory over the University of Guyana in the GISE, Star Party Rental and Trophy Stall first-division two-day cricket competition.National cricketer, Christopher Barnwell, had starred with both ball and bat (6-16 and 134 runs) on Saturday (day one), which propelled the home team to 301 after they had bowled out UG for 94. On Sunday—it was the fast bowler’s turn.Jacques extracted bounce from the wicket, which resulted in all three of his victims (Yogendra Singh (3), B. Bandoo (0) and Ershaad Ali (0)) edging behind.Although DCC proved to be the better side, UG, starting the day trailing by an innings and 207 runs, never tried to bat themselves in. Instead, many of their batsmen were guilty of flamboyant strokeplays, which made it easy for Barnwell to use his bowlers to pick them off.Almost half of the 117 runs reached or went over the boundary. Damion Vantull (14) was particularly aggressive with two big sixes, one of which reached onto the steps of the Queenstown Secondary School.Skipper Dwayne Dodson, who was run out, scored four fours in his 19. Also finishing with 19 was Keon Roberts. The opener scored three fours, while Pavindralall Persaud, who had scored 39 in the first innings, added 18 runs (2x4s).Jacques, who bowled four overs (two of which were maidens) finished with 3-4, while K. George and Orlando Giddings finished with two wickets each. The opening bowler, George, got the opening pair, while Giddings made inroads against the lower order.In total the second innings took just 29.4 overs.last_img read more