first_imgThe 2019-2020 student senate convened for the final time over Zoom on Wednesday, passing three resolutions and nominating individuals for the Irish Clover Award, the Frank O’Malley Teaching Award and the Michael J. Palumbo Award.First, the senate passed a resolution that urged the University’s division of student affairs and first-year advising to increase communication with first year students before they arrive at the University and urged the departments to reinstate the peer advising program once in place between first year students and upperclassmen. The resolution was drawn up and proposed by the First Undergraduate Experience in Leadership (FUEL). Co-director of FUEL Alix Basden said the resolution was drafted after hearing feedback from first year students, many of whom expressed confusion regarding the scheduling of their classes.“[It’s] just asking for increased communication in the scheduling process really,” Basden said in regards to the resolution. The peer advising program was not instated this year as an option for first year students. In the past, first year students were matched with an upperclassman with similar academic interest with whom they could meet and discuss the college transition.The senate also passed a resolution regarding the Hall of the Year selection process in light of the changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the University. The resolution allowed for Hall of the Year presentations to be presented over Zoom, restated who will be on the selection committee and reallocated 5% of the selection weight to the presentation percentage.The final resolution the 2019-2020 senate passed, SO19-38, clarified an earlier resolution which states the makeup of the Student Union Board executive director selection committee. The senate then heard and voted on recipients of the three awards. The first was the Irish Clover Award.“The Irish Clover Award is given to two outstanding members of the Notre Dame community for exemplary service to the student body. Recipients may include students, faculty, staff, administrators or alumni,” parliamentarian, sophomore Thomas Davis said.The student senate chose outgoing student body vice president, junior Patrick McGuire and outgoing student body president, senior Elizabeth Boyle. The senate then awarded the Frank O’Malley Undergraduate Teaching Award to chemistry and biochemistry professor DeeAnne Goodenough-Lashua. The award is named in honor of former Notre Dame professor Frank O’Malley and is given to a faculty member “who has had an outstanding impact on undergraduate education at the University and shown exceptional service to the students of the Notre Dame community,” Davis said.Finally, the senate awarded the Michael J. Palumbo Award to former Judicial Council president and former student union parliamentarian, junior Halena Hadi. This award, named in honor of its first recipient, honors an undergraduate student for his or her outstanding dedication and service to the University of Notre Dame Student Union.“She is supremely deserving of this award, due to the nature of her two positions and the fact that she has worked the past two years to better the student union, ensuring adherence and respect to the Undergraduate Constitution at every turn,” the Ethics Commision said in a nomination letter. “Her grace and sophistication under the stress of two complicated election seasons was commendable, and her hours of work making sure these elections went smoothly were even more so.”With this senate meeting, the 2019-2020 senate’s term came to a close. The leadership of the senate under student body president Rachel Ingal and student body vice president Sarah Galbenski has now started.Tags: 2019-2020 senate, 2020-2021 senate, Frank O’Malley Undergraduate Teaching Award, irish clover award, Michael J. Palumbo Award, zoomlast_img read more

first_imgSource: BusinessWire – April, 21, 2009 Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP, a leading plaintiffs’ firm based in San Diego, has announced the firm has secured a settlement of $50 million in cash for a class of TD Banknorth, Inc shareholders. Plaintiffs in a related action previously attempted to settle the case for under $3 million, or $.03 per TD Banknorth share. This victory for shareholders provides members of the class with an exponentially greater recovery than the related action was poised to provide before plaintiffs City of Dearborn Heights (MI) Act 345 Police & Fire Retirement System and H. Louis Farmer, Jr. successfully objected to that settlement and took over the case.The $50 million settlement, before fees and expenses, is more than 16 times the amount shareholders would have received under the previously proposed settlement. The Settlement Agreement was filed with the Court late yesterday and the settlement is subject to approval by the Court.”We always believed that TD Banknorth’s shareholders deserved more than mere pennies, and we’re pleased that we were able to obtain substantially more than the originally proposed settlement,” said John J. Riley II, the Treasurer of the City of Dearborn Heights.This class action was filed on behalf of former stockholders of TD Banknorth, arising out of the April 20, 2007 going-private merger in which Toronto-Dominion Bank, TD Banknorth’s majority stockholder, cashed out TD Banknorth’s public stockholders for $32.33 per share. The plaintiffs alleged that defendants breached their fiduciary duties to TD Banknorth’s shareholders because the terms of the going-private merger were unfair and the result of an unfair process.A number of plaintiffs filed complaints in Delaware and attempted to settle the case quickly. At the same time, Farmer filed an action in Maine state court and aggressively litigated the case. After obtaining strong evidence in support of his claims, Farmer, along with Dearborn Heights, took his case to Delaware and successfully objected to the settlement reached by the original Delaware plaintiffs. As the Court later summarized:While Farmer took extensive discovery in the Maine litigation, including nine depositions, the Original Plaintiffs did little to advance the litigation in Delaware, seemingly satisfied with negotiating a very modest settlement. Aware of these negotiations and concerned by what he saw as the Original Plaintiffs’ lack of diligence, Farmer stipulated to stay the Maine litigation and, with the other plaintiff currently seeking certification, the City of Dearborn Heights Act 345 Police & Fire Retirement System (“Retirement System”), filed a motion to intervene in the Delaware litigation. On March 23, 2007, two days after the filing of the motion to intervene, the Original Plaintiffs filed a stipulation of settlement, agreeing to the certification of the class and the appointment of the Original Plaintiffs as class representatives. The terms of the settlement also included certain corrective disclosures, and an increase of $.03 per share in the merger price…. Farmer and Retirement System filed their objection, amply supported by the extensive discovery taken in the Maine action, and, on July 19, this court rejected the settlement….”We firmly believed in the strength of our claims and were forging ahead towards trial prior to reaching a settlement with defendants. We consider this an exceptional result for our clients and the class,” said Coughlin Stoia partner Samuel H. Rudman.For more information, you can review the Settlement Agreement and exhibits thereto on the Coughlin Stoia web site ( is external)) and at is external).last_img read more

first_img / Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 Jul 2020 6:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link363Shares About Connatix V67539 Top articles Comment Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisement by Metro 1 min. story Read More Speaking after Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Watford on the final day of the season, Mikel Arteta admitted that with injuries to Mustafi, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers, his defence is an area of concern and needs to be addressed.The Spaniard said: ‘I already mentioned three central defenders who are not available and we haven’t had them available for a long time anyway, during this season. We will have to address that.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal will be buoyed by the arrival of William Saliba, who they signed for £27 million last summer and immediately loaned back to Saint-Etienne.Despite having seven centre-backs on their books, Arteta is still reportedly in the market for another central defender to reinforce their backline.MORE: Why Arsenal are refusing to trigger Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang contract extension clauseMORE: Charlie Nicholas names just four Arsenal players that have shown ‘real substance’ this seasonFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page 1/1 Advertisement Read More Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Read More Skip PLAY Video Settings Full Screen Shkodran Mustafi speaks out on missing Arsenal’s FA Cup final after undergoing hamstring surgery Coming Next SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Mustafi limped off in the win over City (Picture: Getty Images)Shkodran Mustafi has opened up on the ‘disappointment’ of being ruled out of Arsenal’s FA Cup final against Chelsea due to a hamstring injury.The German was hauled off the pitch in the latter stages of the Gunners’ 2-0 semi-final win over Manchester City after colliding with Raheem Sterling.On Thursday, the club announced that after undergoing a successful procedure on his hamstring, Mustafi is aiming to return to full training in October, meaning he will also miss the start of next season.After falling out of favour with former boss Unai Emery, the 28-year-old has completely turned his form around and proven to be one of Mikel Arteta’s most consistent defenders.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Skip Ad Mustafi also missed the 2017 final win over Chelsea after suffering a concussion the week before and is understandably gutted to be missing Saturday’s game at Wembley against the same opposition.He wrote in a post on Instagram: ‘Hi Everyone, after the match vs. Leicester City [1-1] I said that there is nothing more painful than not winning a game you deserved to win.‘I had to learn the hard way, there is something even worse. Missing out the @emiratesfacup final for the second time.‘The good news is that the surgery went well and that I am not the type of guy who gives up easily.‘After the disappointment I accepted the situation and I am now fully focused to recover as quick as possible to be back on the pitch.’last_img read more

first_imgJust as the weather is starting to turn pleasant, the Wisconsin softball team will travel south for the fifth time in six weeks to play in a weekend tournament. One of the uncontrollable problems of playing softball in the Big Ten is having to start the season on the road every week and having to practice inside due to the inclement weather that Wisconsin annually experiences.?Unfortunately, we do have to get used to it,? head coach Chandelle Schulte said of UW?s traveling south. ?This week off was great for us. Being able to rest up I think caught us up a little bit. The toughest part is having to practice indoors and then go play outside. This is a game that is really meant to be played outdoors.?The Badgers (7-12) will head south to Columbia, Mo. this weekend to participate in the Tiger Invite. UW will play five challenging games in three days, with three against Missouri (22-6) and two against North Dakota State (20-7).?We need to try and improve with every game,? senior Joey Daniels said. ?We have our work cut out for us, but we know what we have to improve upon, so it is up to us to go out and do it.?UW is coming off an up-and-down tournament two weeks ago, when they posted a 1-4 record and struggled in different areas each game. However, Wisconsin believes in order to win, it needs to put together all aspects of the game and not just excel in one area.?We need to use the triple threat,? junior pitcher Leah Vanevenhoven said. ?We have been working on pitching, defense and hitting this week and trying to make sure that we put all aspects together.??We still haven?t played our best game,? Schulte added. ?We still haven?t put a complete game together. When we have good pitching, our hitting doesn?t show up. When we score some runs, our defense and pitching are making errors. With a young team, it is all about trying to develop consistency.?On offense, UW believes that they need to improve their mindset at the plate.?We just need to be more aggressive at the plate,? Daniels said. ?We have all the skills necessary. It is just a matter of executing or not.?On the other side of the ball, Schulte believes that improved defense will lead to improved pitching.?In order to be successful, especially for our team, our defense has to play at a very, very high level,? Schulte said. ?We have helped out our pitchers by making some great plays, but we have hurt them by making far too many mistakes.?Their inability to prevent the big inning has been the Badgers? Achilles heel so far. On numerous occasions this year, the other team has busted the game wide open with a big inning, severely limiting UW?s chance to win.?We seem to have a lot of innings where many runs are scored against us,? Schulte said. ?We need to do several things to help prevent that. We need to get the first out of the inning, which is very, very important in softball. We need to capitalize on more two strike counts, and we need to reduce the amount of walks that we are giving up.?last_img read more

first_imgSunday’s game began like most do for the Men of Troy — in a dead heat. At halftime, the Trojans took a 32-30 lead to the locker room. After the break, Oregon State hung tight for as long as they could, trailing by only 4 with six minutes to play. Then, the Trojans broke loose, ultimately winning by 13 points, 72-59.Senior guard Elijah Stewart scored a season-high 28 points on Sunday. Austin Paik | Daily Trojan“Our defense was excellent,” head coach Andy Enfield said. USC (19-9, 10-5) held OSU (13-13, 5-9) to 3-15 from 3-point range and 1-6 in the second half. Additionally, the Beavers committed 12 turnovers to nine assists while the Trojans committed nine turnovers to 16 assists. Simply put, USC played superior basketball.USC’s offense started slowly but accelerated as the game continued. Senior Elijah Stewart scored 17 points in the second half to finish with a season-high 28 for the game. He was 9-10 from the field and 5-5 from beyond the arc. “You hit this mood where everything just feels good,” Stewart said about his rhythm. “Your wrist is clicking. Your elbow is locking where it’s supposed to. Your jump is right. Everything feels natural.”Stewart’s five 3-point field goals advances his career total to 231 — one behind Lodrick Stewart (2004-2007) for the most in USC history.Aside from his 3-pointers, Stewart ignited the Galen Center with four slam dunks, which he credited to senior guard Jordan McLaughlin. “JMac was throwing the lobs in the right place,” Stewart said. “The goal just felt bigger.” McLaughlin notched his second consecutive double-double with 13 points and 11 assists. He did not cite urgency after last week’s losses as a reason for his stellar week. Rather, he likes the defense the Oregon schools play.“The two teams from Oregon play a match-up zone,” McLaughlin said. “I just go with the flow of the game.”Luckily for McLaughlin and USC, Stewart was converting passes into made baskets. Other than Stewart, the Trojans shot 0-9 from 3-point range; sophomore guard Jonah Mathews missed five 3s and finished scoreless. All the players feel pressure to play better now that junior forward Bennie Boatwright is out for the season, Stewart said. Boatwright banged his left knee on a play in the second half of Thursday’s game and a recent MRI revealed serious swelling around his patella ligament.USC tips off its final road trip Wednesday night at Colorado. The Buffaloes have a Pac-12 record of 15-12, 7-8. They are led by a dynamic backcourt duo — freshman McKinley Wright and senior George King — who combine for 27.6 points per game. As a team, the Buffs average 72 points per game. In terms of defense, Enfield would like to keep them around that figure.“The margin of error is so small this year because the depth of the league is good top to bottom,” Enfield said. Naturally, winning on the road is tougher. Although the Trojans are 7-1 at home in conference, they are 3-4 away from the Galen Center. USC needs a good showing in Colorado and, subsequently, Utah, to bolster its NCAA Tournament resume and to keep its shot at a Pac-12 title alive.To win on the road, McLaughlin said, “We gotta stick together. When it gets loud in other teams’ arenas, we gotta be able to calm the storm.”last_img read more

first_imgBoca trainingMadrid, Spain | AFP | Boca Juniors striker Carlos Tevez conceded playing a Libertadores Cup final in Madrid on Sunday will be “weird” but rejected suggestions River Plate have been put at a disadvantage.The second leg was moved to Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu after the original fixture at River’s El Monumental stadium was postponed last month, following an attack by their fans on Boca’s team bus.South America’s football federation, CONMEBOL, ruled River should lose the chance to play at home, with the game moved abroad amid fears of further fan violence.“It is a weird final,” Tevez said Thursday after Boca had trained at Las Rozas, the base of the Spanish national team.“To play a match between Boca and River in Madrid, it’s weird. But as a player, it is important to stay focused on the match.”Argentina’s two greatest football rivals competing for South America’s most prestigious club prize out of the country, and in Spain, has proven controversial, with both clubs expressing their disapproval.Boca believe the chaos caused by River’s fans means they should be awarded the trophy while River have protested against the loss of home advantage enjoyed by their opponents in the first leg, which finished 2-2.“We would have liked to have played the game at home,” said River goalkeeper Franco Armani on Thursday. “On our pitch, in front of our fans, who deserve it, but the decision is already made. We have to make the best of it.”Both sets of supporters have been allowed an equal allocation of 25,000 tickets for the match in Madrid, despite away fans being banned at Boca’s Bombonera ground, as they would have been at El Monumental.Asked if River’s chances had been damaged, Tevez said: “I don’t think so. River have a lot more pressure playing at home and now it is 50-50. To play at home, sometimes it goes against you in a Libertadores final.”– Boca fan sent home –Security remains high on the agenda after River’s fans smashed the windows of Boca’s bus and left some of their players injured.“After Sunday there will be a champion and no more talk,” Armani said. “The only thing I can say is that what happened in Argentina cannot ever happen again.”One of Boca’s most radical supporters was sent back to Argentina on Thursday after he had arrived at Madrid’s Barajas Airport. “He is one of the most important and dangerous Boca ultras,” a spokesman for the Spanish police told AFP.Tevez also called for calm around the match.“I think people are smart,” he said. “They know they can’t mess around here so the truth is everything should happen peacefully, as it should do.“I think it’s important for everyone involved to know that while it is a final, of course, it is a football match. We feel good because we’re here and we thank the Spanish people for welcoming us.”Both teams appeared in good spirits as they trained in Madrid for the first time on Thursday.Boca’s players were put through a light session at Las Rozas in the morning before River trained in the evening at Real Madrid’s Valdebebas. River had landed at Madrid’s Barajas Airport early on Thursday morning.Attending both sessions were more than 150 journalists while a small number of fans were also seen waiting outside.Former Boca idol Juan Roman Riquelme voiced his disapproval of the relocated fixture earlier this week, saying it would make it “the most expensive friendly in history”.“It won’t be the same. No matter how much I want Boca to win it, I think the final has to be played in our country,” Riquelme said.“The way it is, makes it the most expensive friendly in history.”jed/clv/jd/ta/nrShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more