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‘Think Pink Week’ funds cancer research

first_imgThis Thursday, the ladies of Breen-Phillips Hall (BP) are employing the help of an in-demand item on campus to encourage the Notre Dame community to support breast cancer research: fresh berries. “We wanted to have a 5K that was different from any of the other ones on campus, and berries are a hot commodity at Notre Dame since they often aren’t in the dining halls, so we saw that as a way to draw people in,” Breen-Phillips’ vice president and junior Laura Luchini said. The 5K run is just one of many events BP is hosting for their inaugural Think Pink Week, which will fundraise for Harper Cancer Research Institute. The race is set to take place Thursday at 5 p.m. at Fieldhouse Mall, where PacSun apparel, berries and other free food will be available for registered race participants. “We knew that there were other 5Ks going on around that week, so we wanted to stand out,” Luchini said.“We noticed that there isn’t any kind of breast cancer awareness week at Notre Dame like there is at most other colleges. … With all of the cancer research happening on campus at Harper Research Institute, and with Breen-Phillips’ color being pink, we thought it was more than fitting that we start this new week.”The week kicked off on Monday with “Kiss Away Cancer,” where students and faculty were invited to sign banners outside of DeBartolo Hall and North and South Dining Halls and to pick up a ribbon, pink lemonade and Hershey’s Kisses distributed by BP residents.“This is a cause that is important to me and many other people on campus, so it is amazing to be doing something that can help,” Luchini said. Tuesday night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Breen-Phillips will host the first of two profit-share fundraisers with Blaze Pizza on Eddy Street, Luchini said, where a portion of sales that evening will be donated to the Harper Cancer Research Institute. “All of the money that we raise is going to Harper Cancer Research Institute here on campus. Harper does a lot of cutting-edge research right across the street, and yet a lot of people don’t know what it is,” she said. Luchini said she hopes to raise awareness about this research by hosting a talk given by representatives from the Institute on Wednesday night in DeBartolo Hall. “The Institute will be giving a talk of the cancer research that’s happening right here on campus and how you can get involved,” Luchini said. “I’m sure we all know of at least one person affected by breast cancer. It is so prevalent, and we thought it was important to remind Notre Dame’s campus how important cancer research is in finding a cure.”The week wraps up with the 5K on Thursday in addition to an all-day profit-share fundraiser with Five Guys on Eddy Street. “We wanted to plan a fun, informative week for our students. All of the money that we raise is going to Harper Cancer Research Institute here on campus, and we want to raise awareness for Harper and give them the opportunity to tell students how to get involved in research there,” Luchini said. Tags: breast cancer awareness, Breen-Phillips, Harper Cancer Research Institutelast_img read more

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Spa City Democrats offer to remove hate

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRe Feb. 12 article, “KKK fliers found on car windshields in Saratoga Springs”: Thank you for calling attention to the Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyers which were distributed downtown and placed on car windshields this past weekend. This message of hate and intolerance has no place in our inclusive city.The Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee [SSDC] has a service to remove hate graffiti, which would extend to gathering and disposing of hate literature such as this example. Contact Courtney DeLeonardis, SSDC Chair, at Courtney.DeLeonardis@saratogadems.org and she will alert the graffiti removal team for prompt action. This is a nonpartisan effort to support the city we all love.Otis MaxwellSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

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West Brom boss Tony Pulis questions referee decision following fine

first_img Press Association In response to Pulis’ demand last week an FA spokesman had said: “The FA is a not for profit organisation that puts its funds back into football at every level of the game, including grassroots football. “We have been able to achieve this at a rate of more than £100m a year consistently. All of the funds from fines go back into FA revenues which subsequently help us fund football from the grassroots through to the FA Cup.” Pulis takes his team to Old Trafford aiming for a third straight win at United and will assess “one or two” knocks but is likely to have an unchanged squad. Taylor is set to take control of Stoke’s televised clash with Chelsea on Saturday and Pulis, who has failed to properly speak to referees’ chief Mike Riley, remains upset. “The LMA are doing the most they possibly can to try to bring us together and yet we get no feedback on Anthony’s performance on Saturday,” he said, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Manchester United. “I got the fine and the club got punished because we dropped points because of those decisions and then you see Anthony Taylor has got one of the top games this weekend. It is most probably the best game and the game most people will watch on Saturday. “I just hope and pray that it’s not just lip service. I hope they do take some notice of what we do. “What is disappointing is the fact we sent in a response, I’ve tried to get hold of Mike who is in Japan and Mike has tried to send me a message back and we’ve not been able to get hold of each other.” Pulis had previously urged the FA to reveal where the cash collected from fines goes and reiterated that stance. He said: “Greg Dyke has been a fantastic advocate for transparency in FIFA and UEFA. I’ll be writing him a letter and asking him where my £8,000 is going. “The FA is a non-profitable organisation so if it’s going to a charity, which I hope it is, I’d like to send it to the Donna Louise Hospice in Stoke on Trent and I’d like transparency on that.” The West Brom boss was fined £8,000 by the Football Association on Thursday after admitting an improper conduct charge following last week’s 3-2 home defeat to Leicester. He was upset with Taylor’s decision not to award Albion two penalties and confronted the official after the game. Tony Pulis has questioned the decision to award referee Anthony Taylor one of the Barclays Premier League’s top games. last_img read more

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COSAFA U17 Women’s Championship: Uganda desperate for top spot in Group A

first_imgUganda defeated Mauritius 11-0 in the last game. (PHOTO/Courtesy)COSAFA U17 Women’s ChampionshipUganda vs ComorosAnjalay Stadium, Mauritius Tuesday, 24-09-2019 @4pmThe Uganda Women’s U17 national team will be hoping to seal top spot in group A at the 2019 COSAFA Women’s U17 Championships.After two games and four points accumulated, Ayub Khalifa’s side are currently 2nd in the group behind leaders Zambia who have scored more goals.With South Africa cruising in Group A and most likely to seal top spot, no one wants to face them in the semis.The only way to avoid them is by toping Group A and that will be the main focus for Uganda when they take of Comoros on Tuesday afternoon.“We go into the game against Comoros with a lot of confidence after a commanding victory against Mauritius but our target is to score as many goals as we can because our target is to lead the group, noted Uganda’s head coach Ayub Kalifa.“Zambia scored 15 goals against Comoros, meaning we have to score more than that to lead the group.“But that does not mean we shall play under pressure. I want the players to enjoy themselves and play according to instructions.”Uganda will look to captain Juliet Nalukenge for inspiration after she scored 6 in the 11-0 victory over Mauritius on Saturday.It should be a straight forward win for Khalifa’s side but it all depends on how many goals they score and will also be keeping close tabs on the result between Zambia and Mauritius in the other group A game.The other group A fixture on Tuesday-Zambia vs Mauritius – St. François Xavier StadiumThe Uganda U17 Women’s team at COSAFA Daphine Nyayenga (GK) (Uganda Martyrs HS), Gillian Akadinda (Olila HS), Patricia Akiror (Masaka SS), Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim SS), Bira Nadunga (Olila High School), Kevin Nakacwa (Uganda Martyrs), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim SS), Shakira Nyinagahirwa (Kawempe Muslim SS), Juliet Nalukenge (Captain – Kawempe MuslimSS), Fauzia Najjemba (Mukono High School), Zaitun Namaganda (Taggy High School), Joan Namusisi (GK) (Mukono HS), Gift Nasasira (GK) (Gadafi Integrated), Catherine Nagadya (Katuuso Community SS), Sumayah Komuntale (King of Kings), Precious Atwiine (Up Hill College), Cissy Kabarwani (King of Kings), Hadijah Nandago (Kawempe Muslim SS)Comments Tags: Ayub KhalifaCOSAFA U17Juliet Nalukengeshe cranestoplast_img read more

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