Nine students receive USAID funding for development studies

first_imgThe University announced Monday that nine students have been selected to receive funding through the United States Agency for International Development to study global development challenges.The nine students who were selected include five doctoral students, Tracy-Lynn Cleary, Jenna Davidson, Catherine Flanley, Kristina Hook and Emily Maiden; two Master of Science students, Lilian Ramos and Megan Wright; and two undergraduate seniors, Lauran Feist and Samuel Lucas.“Today’s global development challenges need bold, innovative thinkers and solutions,” Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) managing director, Michael Sweikar said in a statement. “NDIGD is thrilled to once again support some of the University’s most promising students in this opportunity to develop their research and create meaningful change.”According to the statement, the students will complete their research throughout 2017 and 2018.Tags: (USAID), Notre Dame Initiative for Global Developmentlast_img read more

Donegal farmer shortlisted for Farming for Nature Award

first_imgInch Island farmer, Boyd Bryce, has been announced as one of ten ‘Farming for Nature’ Ambassadors in the running for the overall Farming for Nature Awards for 2019. Members of the public, and in particular the farming community, are being asked to vote for their top pick, won last year by The Calvey’s of Achill Mountain Lamb.A short video has been made about each shortlisted farmer and now the public are being asked to view the films and vote for their favourite one, with voting ending Thursday, October 24th. Now in its second year, the awards are part of a wider independent Farming for Nature initiative which hopes to source, share and celebrate the stories of those farmers across Ireland who are doing great things for nature on their land and in their community.Paddy McCrossan, of Inishowen Wildlife Club, who nominated Boyd for the award, said: “Boyd has consistently pioneered and proactively demonstrated that nature and farming work hand in glove and are not mutually exclusive.“In 2018 he was proud to thin his maturing oak woodlands, to see wild grey partridge chicks born on his farm, and to open up new habitat for breeding waders, wildfowl and amphibians.” You can vote here!Donegal farmer shortlisted for Farming for Nature Award was last modified: September 30th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

World Cup: American dream falls short after 2-1 loss to Belgium

first_imgKevin De Bruyne celebrates after Belgium’s 2-1 win over USA in the Round of 16 tie They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world’s game.Statistical Highlights | Match Photos But the end of the ride came at the exact same point as four years ago: with an overtime loss in the World Cup’s round of 16.Kevin De Bruyne finally beat goalkeeper Tim Howard in the third minute of extra time, Romelu Lukaku scored 12 minutes later to give Belgium a two-goal lead, and the Red Devils hung on for a 2-1 victory Tuesday.”It’s heartbreaking,” Howard said. “I don’t think we could have given it more.”Before exiting, the US showed the spunk that captured America’s attention. Julian Green, at 19 the youngest player on the US roster, stuck out his right foot to volley in Michael Bradley’s pass over the defense in the 107th minute, two minutes after entering the game.They nearly tied it up in the 114th, when Clint Dempsey peeled off the ball and was stopped point-blank by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after being fed by Bradley on a free kick.But it wasn’t enough, and U.S. players fell to the field at the final whistle in their all-white uniforms like so many crumpled tissues.”You get to this point and these games are always about a play here and play there,” Bradley said.The Americans advanced from a difficult first-round group that included Germany, Portugal and Ghana to reach the knockout rounds of consecutive World Cups for the first time. Four years ago, they were eliminated in South Africa by Ghana 1-0 on a goal in the third minute of overtime.advertisementFans who had made the trek south of the equator chanting “I believe that we will win!” could hardly believe they lost, extending a World Cup winless streak against European nations to nine games over 12 years.The crowd of 51,227 at Arena Fonte Nova appeared to be about one third pro-U.S., with 10 percent backing the Belgians and the rest neutral. Back home, millions watched across the United States in offices, homes and public gatherings that includes a huge crowd in Chicago’s Soldier Field.At some large financial firms in Manhattan, 70-inch screens were brought in for employees to watch. President Barack Obama joined about 200 staffers in an Executive Office Building auditorium to watch the second half.”I believe!” he exclaimed as he walked in at the front of the hall. “I believe!”That sparked a chorus of the chant, and as Obama took a front-row seat, he said sheepishly: “I was worried that if I walked in and Belgium scored, I’d get in trouble.”Howard, playing the finest game of his career, stopped a dozen shots with his legs and arms to keep the Americans even through regulation and force an additional 30 minutes. He wound up with 16 saves.In its first World Cup under Jurgen Klinsmann, the U.S. had promised to play attacking soccer. But once again the Americans had trouble maintaining possession and for much of the night it seemed as if the field were tilted.Howard, at 35 one of the American veterans, kept saving his team.But when Matt Besler lost his balance on an attack down the right, Lukaku sped in alone and crossed in front of the goal. The ball rebounded off a defender, and De Bruyne controlled it, spun and beat Howard just over his right foot.Then with the U.S. pushing for an equalizer, De Bruyne burst ahead and fed Lukaku. He slotted the ball past Howard, his Everton teammate, seeming to put the Red Devils out of reach.But Green, among five German-Americans on the U.S. roster and a surprise pick, woke up the team and its fans with his first touch of the game, setting off raucous chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!” But there would be no final comeback this time.Chris Wondolowski had a chance to win it in stoppage time when Jermaine Jones flicked the ball to him at the top of the 6-yard box, but with Courtois coming out Wondolowski put the ball over the crossbar.”The dream falls short, but this is an incredible group,” Howard said, “and we’ll never forget this night.”Team Lineups(from):Belgium: Thibaut Courtois; Toby Alderweireld, Daniel Van Buyten, Vincent Kompany, Jan Vertonghen; Axel Witsel, Marouane Fellaini, Kevin De Bruyne, Dries Mertens (Kevin Mirallas, 60th), Eden Hazard (Nacer Chadli, 111th); Divock Origi (Romelu Lukaku, 91st)advertisementUnited States: Tim Howard; Fabian Johnson (DeAndre Yedlin, 32nd), Matt Besler, Omar Gonzalez, DaMarcus Beasley, Geoff Cameron; Michael Bradley, Jermaine Jones, Alejandro Bedoya (Julian Green, 105th, injury time), Graham Zusi (Chris Wondolowski, 72nd); Clint Dempseylast_img read more

Densitron: 2.8-inch mono display with exceptional brightness and ultra-wide viewing angle

first_img Continue Reading Previous ADI: plug-and-play antenna chip simplifies phased array radar applicationsNext Rutronik: advanced touch features for new RX130 MCU family Densitron has launched a new 2.8-inch monochrome display which rivals competitive products currently on the market through its optical performance, quality and cost.The HC5437 series display, with 128 x 64 dots resolution, has an exceptionally wide viewing angle providing outstanding readability and close to full view. It features different modes for day and night where the background colour is inverted to make it easier to read, while maintaining the same ultra-wide viewing angles. With blue and white backlight options, the consistent brightness of the display has exceeded customer expectations when matched against other leading displays of this kind.Ideal for any industrial application, test and measurement instruments, portable measuring devices and for use in medical equipment, the new display will easily drop into existing workflows.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Rosario Dawson Honored At GLSEN Respect Awards – New York

first_imgGLSEN, the leading education organization focused on ensuring safe and inclusive schools for all students hosted the annual GLSEN Respect Awards – New York on Monday, May 21st at Cipriani 42nd Street.Rosario Dawson at GLSEN Respect Awards – New YorkCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesThe event honored Rosario Dawson, David Henry Jacobs, Hollister Co., Stephanie Byers & E.O. Green Junior High School.Rosario Dawson received the Inspiration Award; Hollister Co., a brand of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), received the Corporate Ally Award; Stephanie Byers received GLSEN’s Educator of the Year Award; E.O. Green Junior High School GSA, PRISM received GLSEN’s GSA of the Year.Additional VIP attendees included Kerry Butler, Angelica Ross, Cheech Manohar, Isis King, Miss J Alexander, Laith Ashley, Nico Tortella, Molly Bernard, Tarana Burke, Kaia Burke, Valerie Smaldone and Desmond the AmazingThe GLSEN Respect Awards were introduced in 2004 by GLSEN, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth. Held annually in Los Angeles and New York, the award show honors the work of student leaders, educators, community organizers, influencers, and corporations who serve as exemplary role models and have made a significant impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youthlast_img read more