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

‘Joelyn’ Joseph second at UCI World Masters Cycling Championship


first_imgTWO-TIME Olympian James ‘Joelyn’ Joseph, one of Guyana’s top cyclists from yesteryear, is still flying the Golden Arrowhead overseas, having copped a second- and a third-place finish at this year’s UCI World Masters Cycling Championship in Los Angeles, USA.Joseph, who hails from Linden and represented Guyana at the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games, competed with some of the world’s most outstanding cyclists, some of whom he would have been familiar with throughout his illustrious career on the saddle.Reports emanating from LA state that on Sunday, Joseph was second in the 20-lap scratch (bunch), in a race where the winner broke away and lapped the field.James, according to reports, rode a masterful race which saw him break away with twelve to go in pursuit of the eventual winner but did not connect with him.On Monday, Joseph, racing in the 500m time trials, clocked 36.088 secs which was good enough for the third spot on the podium, behind USA’s David Wilmott (35.915 secs) and winner, American Kurt Sato (34.936 secs).last_img read more

Local GAA results


first_imgThurles Sarsfields are the County U21A hurling champions.The Mid Tipp club defeated Cappawhite/Treacys 2-22 to 0-11 in yesterday’s final in Bansha.Elsewhere and Eire Óg Annacarty and Shanballymore of Cork will have to do it all again.  It’s after the West Tipp side were held to a draw by the Rebel side in the Munster Junior B Hurling Final.The score at full time whistle was Eire Óg Annacarty 2-9 Shanballymore 1-12 And In the South Tipperary U21 Hurling Semi-Final yesterday … it finished Mullinahone 2-11 Moyle Rovers 0-10.last_img read more