Elise deSomer, a studio art and English literature double major from South Bend, and Brianna Kozemzak, a computing and applied mathematics major from Eagan, Minnesota, have been named co-valedictorians of Saint Mary’s class of 2017, according to a College press release.The two will deliver a joint address at this year’s Commencement on May 20. According to the release, deSomer studied object-oriented ontology with professor of art Krista Hoefle, and her work was featured in the summer 2016 edition of Courier, a College publication. She will also earn an English writing minor.Kozemzak, a chemistry minor, plans to pursue a Ph.D. in bioinformatics with the help of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which provides three years of tuition for promising science and engineering students. Kozemzak is the second Saint Mary’s student to receive this fellowship, according to the release.Kozemzak’s senior comprehensive project analyzed DNA sequencing data to identify new approaches to understanding genetic factors that increase susceptibility to diseases such as cancer, according to the release.Tags: Courier, National Science Foundation, valedictorian
“I remind regents and mayors to always consult with governors and refer to regulations that have been made by the central government regarding policies for a productive and safe society,” said Doni.Marine tourism, water conservation areas, adventure tourism establishments, national parks, nature tourism parks, grand forest parks and wildlife reserves will all be allowed to reopen gradually.In addition, geoparks and non-conservation natural tourism areas such as botanical gardens, zoos, tourist villages and natural areas managed by communities will be allowed to reopen in stages.Read also: Fears over virus cast shadow on plan to restart tourism Topics : “Natural tourism areas can be opened gradually with a visitor limit of 50 percent of normal capacity,” said Doni.The task force said regional decisions regarding reopening had to follow a discussion with managers of tourism areas, doctors, epidemiologists, health experts, economists, local figures, conservationists, tourism industry players and regional council members.The managers of reopened areas will have to prepare health and crisis management protocols and ensure the areas are monitored and evaluated.The task force instructed reopened areas to follow Health Ministerial Decree No. HK.01.07/MENKES/382/2020 on health protocols in public spaces and facilities to prevent COVID-19.The Environment and Forestry Ministry, which forms part of the national task force, said at least 29 conservation tourism areas were ready to reopen from now to mid-July.The 29 tourism areas are located in the provinces of Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, East Kalimantan, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, South Sulawesi, South Sumatra and Bali.Read also: Indonesia to allow phased reopening of schools in COVID-19 ‘green zones’: MinisterTourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio said the reopening required all regional stakeholders, tourism businesses and tourism communities to implement strong health protocols to build the trust of tourists.“Tourism is a sector that is highly dependent on the confidence of domestic and international tourists in security, health and comfort,” Wishnutama said. “We must be able to build this trust, so our tourism can rise again.”The national task force said that if COVID-19 transmission or violations of the provisions were discovered in reopened natural tourism areas, regency or city forces would consult with provincial and central teams to tighten restrictions or close the areas. The national COVID-19 task force has announced that natural tourism venues and activities will reopen in stages. These include conservation and ecosystem-based activities in COVID-19 green and yellow zones.“With measured and continuous preparation by the government and regional administrations, I announce that natural tourism areas, as planned, will be reopened in stages,” COVID-19 task force chief Doni Monardo said on Monday.Doni, who is a member of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), said the decision to open a particular area would be the responsibility of regents and mayors in the 270 regencies and cities designated green or yellow zones.
ECVB traveled to Lawrenceburg for the second match-up of the season on Tuesday. This was an EIAC match-up.It is never easy playing at Lawrenceburg, but these girls didn’t let that get to them. The competition was great and the atmosphere was even better. It was your typical rivalry match and it didn’t disappoint.We started strong in the first two sets, executing our game plan extremely well. We stayed calm and pushed with our serve to keep them out of the system and into running a more predictable offense. We understood that they were going to score points and we just had to stay in control of our game in the process.In set three, I think we got a little comfortable and Lawrenceburg capitalized on that. They made us uncomfortable in what we were doing and took advantage of it. But we didn’t quit and took the momentum toward the end of the game and carried it into set four. We gave up a couple of leads that got us into an extended play, but they held their own, didn’t panic, and just played disciplined Volleyball.East Central vs Lawrenceburg 9-24-10Varsity is now 13-6 on the season and 5-0 in the EIAC. Next up: at Connersville tomorrow for a conference match.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker. ECVB JV at Lawrence North Invitational 9/21/19 ECVB vs. Hamilton Southeastern-Loss 25-13-25-15 ECVB vs. Lawrence North-Loss 25-23 25-12 ECVB vs. Indianapolis Bishop Chatard-Loss 25-23, 25-13 This past weekend ECVB left Lawrence North without a win and bit of a heartbreak. We started the day off against a great competitor, but one that came out of the gates a lot faster and more disciplined then we were ready for. Playing back to back is challenging for a young group, but it is no excuse for poor effort. There are always a few positives you can pull from a day of defeat, but the biggest one I will emphasis on is execution. Whether you practice the basic or complex aspects of volleyball, it does not matter if you do not execute the game plan. This weekend was one with a lot of excellent, and mature, competition. It pushed the girls to another level of play but in reality, Indy volleyball never fails to force that level of play out of us and our program. It was a weekend of developmental growth for we entered this invite wanting and knowing it would be quite the challenge. We knew it may not leave us with the greatest success, but it left us with another lesson to a sport you will never stop learning from. ECVB is 11-6 on the season after the Lawrence North Invite. ECVB JV vs Lawrenceburg 9/24/19-Loss 25-12, 25-20 Coming from an 0-3 weekend can leave a team quite defeated and it showed in their play against Lawrenceburg. They lacked the simple idea of confidence that they have had in waves throughout this season. They are an overanalyzing, analytical group of young girls and it is not always easy for them to play carefree. At this point in the season it is crucial they come back together as one and find the joy and success in the game again. Ruts in a season tend to happen, but they are not meant to last. We have a few more games to get things in line before EIAC tournament time at the JV level. ECVB JV is now 11-7 on the season. and 5-1 in the EIAC. Next up, at Connersville starting at 5:30. ECVB Freshmen vs. Lawrenceburg-Win 25-14 17-25 15-13 ECVB Freshmen vs Richmond-Win 25-23 25-21 The Freshmen group has pulled forward one match at a time for at this level they play in preparation for the next game of the night, JV. Even though they have been successful when it comes to wins in the stat book, it is important we continue to work towards bettering our side of the net and the opportunities we are given at the freshmen level in regards to being better at the JV level. As I’ve said before, I am proud of their fight because even though this group can become a head case at times they also have moments of fight when it comes to finishing a match. ECVB Freshmen are 9-0 on the season and 4-0 in the EIAC. Courtesy of Trojans Coach Josie Andres.
FORMER CONCACAF boss Jack Warner has admitted that the United States shock defeat and subsequent elimination from the World Cup at the hands of Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday was personally satisfying on many levels.Warner, who is currently fighting extradition to the United States where he faces several charges related to corruption, has often cast the global superpower in the role of villains as it relates to the handling of football affairs in the region.“I have not been in better spirits,” Warner told a local radio station on Wednesday.“This is the happiest day of my life. It (the win) couldn’t have given me greater joy,” he added.On one hand, Warner pointed out that the victory was ‘revenge’ for the country who needed only a draw to qualify for the 1990 World Cup, but was eliminated after a 1-0 loss at home to the United States in 1989.The former FIFA vice-president on the other hand also accused the USA of using its political clout to undermine FIFA and found it fitting that they should miss out on world football’s biggest showpiece.“They have used their Government to help to dismember FIFA in a way that is unimaginable. And last night on the field of play Trinidad and Tobago reduced them to their knees,” Warner said.“And for me personally, it has reduced the U.S. to a laughing stock. Last September 27 when the judge ruled against Jack Warner, there was a party in the US; they were quite happy,” Warner added.”Knowing that this has happened I wanted to go out and party as they partied last September when a judge ruled against me. I wanted to party. This was my personal feeling.”In 2015, 14 FIFA officials were indicted in relation to an investigation by the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division into wire fraud, racketeering, and money-laundering. Warner and another former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, who is currently under house arrest in the United States, were listed among them.Warner was banned from football for life in September 2015 after an independent investigation committee launched an inquiry into the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup bidding process.