SMC students run to raise cancer awareness

first_imgStand Up To Cancer, a new club at Saint Mary’s College, kicked off the year Saturday with a 3K Halloween Fun Run. More than 20 runners sporting Halloween costumes participated in the Saturday morning run that looped through campus. Senior Laura L’Abbe ran the race with her father. “My dad was here for Senior Dad’s Weekend and we just found out my dad’s uncle has esophageal cancer, so the run actually came at a good time,” L’Abbe said. “My dad actually won the race and we got a free HotBox pizza.” L’Abbe, who dressed up as a ballerina and ran in pinks tights, said she had a lot of fun running in costume. “It was a great time and we are really glad we participated,” she said. “Thanks to everyone who put the race on.” Junior Devon Graham, president of Stand Up To Cancer at Saint Mary’s, was happy with the turnout and enthusiasm people showed. “This was our first event ever as a club and we raised close to $100, which I think is a great start for our kickoff event,” Graham said. She said all proceeds went to Stand Up To Cancer. “What’s great about this organization is 100 percent of donations [go] to cancer research,” Graham said. Graham said she had known about the national organization for a few years and thought it would be a great club to bring to campus since so many people are affected by cancer. “Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer,” she said. “It’s something that hits everyone.” Stand Up To Cancer supports cancer research as a whole and promotes cancer awareness. “It’s not only about funding breast cancer research, but also research of other cancers that affect people too,” Graham said. “What’s different and great about Stand Up To Cancer is that they work together with scientists in research rather than in competition,” Graham said. Junior Brittani Hradsky, vice president of Stand Up To Cancer at Saint Mary’s, agreed. “It’s also about bringing awareness of all different cancers and getting involved,” she said. Saint Mary’s College is one of the first schools to have Stand Up To Cancer as an official college club, Graham said. “As a club we are planning to volunteer in the chemotherapy room at Memorial Hospital and we’re working on a Cancer Awareness Week,” she said. The club is also open to Notre Dame students and anyone interested is encouraged to email [email protected]last_img read more

There is a home to suit every buyer at auctions across Brisbane’s outer suburbs this weekend

first_img132 Ernest Street, Manly“At this stage, I’ve got one registered bidder and two others that will possibly register on the day.”On the lower level, there is a cellar and workshop, two bedrooms as well as a theatre room and family area that opens onto a deck. 8 Ernest Street, Morningside“In the last two to three years… people have been responding to them well,” Mr Tolley said.“You can do a bit to them – everyone likes to add their own little personal touch.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago 8 Ernest Street, MorningsidePlace Bulimba agent Dion Tolley said there were a few keen buyers interested in the three-bedroom home at 8 Ernest St, which was built in 1920.“(I’m) in the process now of getting a few registered (to bid) on the day,” Mr Tolley said.“It’s quite special given the character of the home.” 132 Ernest Street, Manly“There’s lots of interest because people are looking for a property with views and it’s also surrounded by multimillion-dollar properties,” Mr Sorrentino said.“In the last three weeks, we’ve had about 100 groups through. 132 Ernest Street, ManlyThe ground floor is dedicated to an open kitchen, dining and living area that flows onto a balcony and also has the master bedroom with ensuite.Two extra bedrooms are on the upper level with a deck. 8 Ernest Street, MorningsideIt sits on a 405sq m block and has an open kitchen and dining room that flows onto a covered outdoor deck as well as a separate lounge room.The feature front door, timber floors, VJ walls and ornate ceilings give it a classic charm.Mr Tolley said homes with character were becoming more attractive to buyers. 26 Whitehead Road, The GapIt has a combined family and meals area that flows through to the kitchen and into a combined dining and sitting room on the first floor.There is also a separate study and lounge room.All the bedrooms are upstairs. 26 Whitehead Road, The GapFROM older homes with classic charm to luxury, modern mansions – a property to suit every buyer will go under the hammer this weekend.A pre-war character home in Morningside will be one of the first to go to auction on Saturday, February 24, at 9am. 132 Ernest Street, ManlyIn Manly, a three-storey luxury home with views of the bay and marina will go to auction on Sunday, February 25, at 11am.Place Manly principal Marc Sorrentino said the property at 132 Ernest St had attracted a lot of interested buyers. 26 Whitehead Road, The GapAnother character home at The Gap will go to auction at 12 noon.Harcourts Solutions agent Stephen Dangerfield said the renovated and well maintained Tudor-style property at 26 Whitehead Rd was one in a handful in the area. 26 Whitehead Road, The Gap“It’s quite a unique style of home,” Mr Dangerfield said.The two-storey house sits on a 977sq m block and has four bedrooms.last_img read more

Vardy has Van Nistelrooy’s killer instinct, claims Van Gaal

first_img Vardy will break Van Nistelrooy’s 12-year Premier League record on Saturday if he scores in his 11th consecutive match when the Foxes face Manchester United. When Vardy was playing non-league football three-and-a-half years ago, few would have predicted he would have been likened to one of the greatest strikers seen on these shores in recent times. Van Nistelrooy is the 11th highest scorer in United’s 137-year history, netting 150 goals in 219 matches for the club. The Dutchman won league titles in England, Spain and Holland, while Vardy’s biggest achievement to date is helping Leicester get promoted to the Premier League in the summer of 2014. But there is no sense of snobbery from Van Gaal when it comes to Vardy’s recent scoring run. “More or less, Van Nistelrooy is like Vardy,” the United manager said. “He is highly concentrated to make goals and is always running in behind, so you can compare them.” Van Gaal knows how hard it is to maintain such a prolific scoring run. Dennis Bergkamp is the only man to have scored in 10 consecutive league games under the Dutchman – and his run came more than 20 years ago with Ajax. He also knows first hand how deadly Vardy can be in front of goal. The 28-year-old scored one and had a hand in the other four goals in Leicester’s 5-3 win over United last season. Van Gaal regards Vardy as a “nasty” threat, but one he feels his new and improved defence can cope with. ”He was last season a very nasty player for us,” Van Gaal said. ”He scored, won a penalty, and now he is scoring 10 games in a row, then you are a great player. ”I only know Dennis Bergkamp as a player who did the same with Ajax. It’s not so easy to do that. “He is a player who is difficult to defend. “It shall be difficult I think, but we can do that because we have a lot of clean sheets already.” Unlike Vardy, Wayne Rooney has struggled in front of goal so far this season. During United’s pre-season tour, the 30-year-old spoke of his determination to score more than 25 goals this season, but he has so far found the net on just two occasions in the league. Van Gaal said earlier this season that Rooney’s place in the starting XI was guaranteed because he is captain. Even if he was not wearing the skipper’s armband, Rooney would still be in the team, according to his manager. Van Gaal said: “Yes, of course (that is the case). Otherwise he is out of the team. “Wayne is doing a lot, has a very great contribution in the team. I am very satisfied with him.” Rooney started behind Anthony Martial in the number 10 position in the goalless draw against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday, but the captain has been told his days leading the line are not numbered yet. “At this moment, he doesn’t play in the striker’s position, Martial is playing there,” Van Gaal said. “But it is possible he shall play other matches there. It is dependent not always on the quality and shape of the player at the moment, but also the game plan. And we have to decide that every week.” Despite being second in the table after 13 matches, some United fans are unhappy with the style of football being played under Van Gaal. Dissenting voices were heard again on Wednesday when United played out their fourth 0-0 draw in seven matches. When asked whether he was worried about criticism from supporters, Van Gaal said: ”Of course, because the fans have to be happy, you are playing for the fans so you cannot deny that.” Van Gaal will be without Ander Herrera, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia for Saturday’s game. Louis van Gaal believes there are similarities between Jamie Vardy and Ruud van Nistelrooy – the man whose record the Leicester striker is attempting to break this weekend. Press Associationlast_img read more

LFA to Enforce CLS, No Financial Distribution to Clubs

first_imgThe Liberia Football Association will enforce CAF’s Club Licensing System in the 2015/16 soccer league, stakeholders who attended last Saturday’s Interactive Forum at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium were told.LFA President Musa Bility, responding to enquiries from participants, said it is not the duty of the association to provide money to support member clubs.“We are the regulators of football,” Bility said, “and our role is to ensure that we regulate and provide standard that will improve on the overall development of the game.”President Bility’s clarification stemmed from inquiries by several clubs, including LISCR FC and Nimba United FC for the need to get some financial support in the wake of the Ebola virus disease that affected the clubs.Bility said funds received from FIFA are exclusively for development purposes and not for clubs.He noted that the LFA made it clear to teams at the last Buchanan Congress that FIFA would provide U$750,000 financial assistance to the association.“The money is a special bonus from FIFA and the LFA is using this money to construct our national headquarters,” he told the gathering.So far, he said, “We have received $250k of this amount and purchased two pieces of land in Congo Town. We will use the remaining $500k to commence the construction of a $738k LFA HQ beginning February and we also received $100k from CAF towards this project.” Regarding the Financial Assistance Program, (FAP), from FIFA, he said it is the only revenue available to the LFA for the smooth running of the day to day operations of the Liberia Football Association.“We have no intention to distribute this money to clubs. In fact this money comes to LFA quarterly and we are yet to receive the first batch,” he said.He noted that concerning Cellcom GSM sponsorship money 45% goes towards prizes for clubs at the end of the season and the other 55% is used partially to finance the league hoping that the clubs registration and penalties will fill in the gap. The LFA, Bility said, “has no extra money to give to clubs. What we have done in the last four years is to put the LFA under great financial stress in order to assist the clubs.”He, however, pointed out that almost all the first division clubs still have enough credit with the LFA to register for the upcoming league. Bility reminded all club presidents that under the new clubs licensing regime the LFA too has obligations it must meet to carry out to a certain standard. “We will not abdicate our responsibilities to support clubs. It is expected that everyone desiring to own a club must have the finances to do so or disregard the quest.”Without pulling punches, Bility declared, “The ownership of clubs is a commercial venture that yields direct benefits to the clubs NOT LFA. We are the regulators of clubs not administrators.”He said the LFA will make all clubs in the 2015/16 seasons live up to at least twenty five percent requirement demanded in the Club Licensing System.The Club Licensing System demands every team to have, among other things, a youth team, a specified amount in its bank account, an office, and contract agreement with both players and technical staff.Bility said to get a good soccer league, players, coaches; medics and referees must receive necessary support, pointing out that the LFA is prepared to have a minimum number of clubs to ensure that a standard is set for the league this year.The forum had a team of panelist who provided overviews and answered questions in their respective areas. The areas included issues on coaches, referees, medics, and club management.The forum was organized by the technical department of the LFA, and its director Henry Browne earlier explained the importance of those involved in football meeting to exchange ideas to get some clarifications before the league proper.Coach Gabriel Johns discussed issues affecting coaches, relations with referees and clubs’ presidents. It was noted that because the roles of club officials are not defined, there are always overlapping their functions to tell coaches what to do during the process of a game.Bility pointed out that such development comes because of the coaches’ fear of failure, and assured all those involved in the game that the LFA demands clubs to sign contracts with coaches and their players to minimize some of the inherent overlapping of functions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more