Commencement for the Notre Dame class of 2020 will not take place as scheduled in May, but will be held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, University President Fr. John Jenkins wrote in an email to graduating seniors Monday morning. “Although there remains a good deal of uncertainty about the trajectory and duration of the pandemic, it is becoming clear that it would not be prudent to host on May 16-17 the Notre Dame Commencement on our campus—a large gathering bringing together families from across the country and around the world, many with older and at-risk members,” Jenkins said in the email. Graduating students will receive their grades in an online commencement ceremony on May 17 for “employment and further studies.” Seniors will receive their degrees from Jenkins over livestream, and speakers — including the commencement speaker, Patriarch Bartholemew — will record their speeches in advance to be viewed on the day of commencement. The University will then mail students their diplomas in June. Though their graduation will be held virtually, seniors will be invited back to campus Memorial Day weekend 2021 to celebrate their graduation, albeit belatedly, according to Jenkins’ email. The specifics of the weekend will be determined by discussions of a student committee which will convene soon, but will include a mass, a convocation in Notre Dame Stadium with the traditional cap and gown, college and departmental ceremonies, a last visit to the Grotto and a commencement ball, Jenkins said in a follow-up email Tuesday.Jenkins compared the class of 2020 to the University’s class of 1879, when students had to leave campus in late April due to a fire that destroyed most of Notre Dame’s campus. “The Class of 2020 will always have a special place in the hearts of all who are part of Notre Dame,” Jenkins said. “I look forward to the celebrations to come. Through our patroness, Mary, I ask for God’s blessing on each of you and on your loved ones in this trying time.”This report was updated at 8:51 p.m.Tags: Class of 2020, Commencement, Fr. John Jenkins, Patriarch Bartholomew
‘Red Flags’ in Utah’s $53 Million Investment in Oakland Coal Port FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Lee Davidson for the Salt Lake Tribune:Legislators approved a fund-swapping scheme Thursday to commit $53 million to help build a deep-water port in California in the belief the project will allow Utah to sell coal and other products overseas.Critics have called it a suspect “shell game,” and it has sparked an outcry from environmental groups in California and Utah that say such coal shipments would further global warming and question if there is a market for such exports.Rep. Joel Briscoe questioned the soundness of the project. “If this is such a great financial investment … where are the banks stepping up to fund this program?”Some industry observers also expressed puzzlement at the deal, saying the global market for coal is drying up and international shipments have sharply tapered.“Investing in a coal terminal is like building a stateroom on the Titanic after it hits the iceberg,” said Clark Williams-Derry, director of energy finance at the Seattle-based think tank Sightline Institute.He said Asia’s coal imports are dropping as India boosts domestic production and China turns to other energy sources. Meanwhile, Bowie Resource Partners, which controls more than half Utah’s coal production, lost its contract to supply Mexico’s Petacalco power plant in 2015.But King argued that China, for one, seeks the kind of clean, low-sulfur coal that Utah produces to help reduce pollution.He said if Utah somehow could meet all of its demand, China would reduce its power-plant emissions by half.Disagreeing is Tom Sanzillo, finance director for the Ohio-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. “The bill has more red flags than a 10-car pileup at a NASCAR race,” because of the declining coal market, he said.Utah Legislature OKs $53 million cash swap to fund Oakland coal port
Tipp FM’s coverage of the game in Thurles gets underway at 4.50pm on Saturday and will be brought to you in association with Cleary Motors Renault, Thurles.We’ll also bring you coverage of Tipperary V Kilkenny in DIvision 1A of the Allianz National Hurling League from 6.50 on Saturday evening. Our broadcast will be in association with Donal Ryan Motor Group – Nenagh, Thurles and Roscrea and Arrabawn Store, Tyone, Nenagh. The Premier were due to play the Leinster side at Semple Stadium last Sunday but the match was postponed and refixed for this coming Saturday evening.Tipp will go second in the Division 3 table if they win.Liam says losing their last meeting with the O’Farrell County was costly.
as Chikatara’s celebrated transfer to Wydad fall flatThe bitter row between two agencies representing Manchester City starlet Kelechi Iheanacho is expected to drag on till September, following a sharp disagreement between the parties laying claim to the interest of the Super Eagles forward.According to Africanfootball.com, the hearing of the case before the England FA was slated for May 9, but up till now what has happened have being arguments and defences by the agencies involved – Stellar Group who are based in the United Kingdom and First Eleven from the USA.“The longer this case drags the better it is for Manchester City and bad for the player,” one of the interested parties told AfricanFootball.com Recently, First Eleven tabled a new Manchester City that will pay the Nigeria youngster 50,000 pounds a week, but it was later learnt the other agents told the player they could clinch him a much better deal.First Eleven are arguing that Iheanacho breached his subsisting contract with them by agreeing to work with Stellar Group.In a related development and what seems to be a season of failed contract agreement for Nigerian young stars, as Abia Warriors chairman Emeka Inyama has disclosed that the Nigeria league club have cancelled an agreement they signed with Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca for striker Chisom Chikatara.Earlier this year, Chikatara agreed to join Wydad on a three-year contract that would have paid Abia Warriors $500,000 with the player netting a salary of $250,000 a year.Wydad had also agreed to be paying the striker salary immediately the agreement was signed, but they failed to do so.However, Inyama first hinted AfricanFootball.com last week that the deal was heading for the rocks as the Moroccans were yet to pay the club and player any dime.“The deal with Wydad is cancelled,” Inyama told AfricanFootball.comThe decision of Abia Warriors comes at a time when the chairman said there has been renewed interest in the striker who shone at the last CHAN in Rwanda.“There is a renewal of interest in the player as we have received offers from all over Europe for him now – Austria, Germany, among other countries,” he informed.“We will study these offers before we decide on the boy’s future.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram