University announces temporary rector for Breen-Phillips Hall

first_imgDirector of residential life for rector recruitment, hiring and retention Breyan Tornifolio will act as the Breen-Phillips Hall interim rector throughout the rest of the spring semester, according to an email sent Friday to the Breen-Phillips community from Erin Hoffmann Harding, vice president of student affairs.Tornifolio previously supervised Sister Mary McNamara, the former rector of BP who died Feb. 7 due to complications following a stroke. According to the email, Tornifolio also served as rector of Pasquerilla East Hall from 2006 to 2009 and Ryan Hall from 2009 to 2013, for which she was the “inaugural rector.” She has taken on various leadership roles since then for the University, including being “the primary staff person for planning the University’s celebration” in honor of University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh after his death in 2015, the email said.Tornifolio, who also serves as the chaplain of the women’s basketball team, graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University with a degree in psychology and earned her masters in higher education from Geneva College. In the email, Hoffmann Harding said the University administration will hire a permanent rector for Breen-Phillips Hall this spring as part of the regular hiring cycle for new rectors.Tags: Breen-Phillips Hall, interim rector, rector, Sister Mary McNamaralast_img read more

Eat Right, Kids

first_img* Encourage your child to take just one bite. “Nutritionally, fresh and frozen vegetables and fruits are very similar,” Harrison said.”Commercially frozen produce is processed soon after it is picked. Canned fruits andvegetables do lose some nutrients because of the heat used in processing.” * Keep the serving sizes small. A large portion can intimidate a child. Here are some tips: * Start with your own plate. Children notice whether you eat your fruits andvegetables. Be a good role model. You want your children to eat healthy foods. But wanting and getting aren’t the samething. * Children usually like fruit because it is soft, easy to chew and tastes sweet. Buy avariety of fresh in-season fruits and make them easily available to your children. * Serve new foods along with familiar foods. “Eating one bite is manageable for a child,” Harrison says. “But making her clean herplate not only sets the stage for battle, but may be forcing her to overeat.” “Anyone who has tried to make a child eat certain foods knows how frustrating it canbe,” said Judy Harrison, a food and nutrition expert with the University of GeorgiaExtension Service.center_img Snacks are crucial for growing children. Just make sure the snacks contribute nutrientsand not empty calories to their diet. * After trying something new, ask your child what he thought. If he didn’t like it, tryagain when his taste buds have grown up a little bit. * Children often enjoy raw vegetables more than cooked because the flavor is oftenmilder. If you do cook them, try a variety of methods. Avoid always frying orsauteeing vegetables. Instead, try steaming, broiling, baking or grilling. “If children develop healthier food habits early, they will have a solid foundation for alifetime of good eating,” Harrison said. “Even if a child dislikes a vegetable one time, don’t give up,” Harrison says. “As achild grows, his taste buds change. Vegetables that were too bitter once may taste finelater. And the more you serve a vegetable, the more familiar it becomes.” “Many fruits have an edible peel,” Harrison said. “But that doesn’t mean your childwill eat it. The peel adds fiber to the diet, along with vitamins and minerals. But eatinga peeled peach is better than eating no peach at all. It’s a healthier choice than eatingchips.” * Introduce them to unknown tastes by telling them what to expect. Is the taste ortexture similar to something they like? Gail Hanula, who coordinates a cancer education project for the UGA ExtensionService, agrees. But both say it’s not impossible to get children to choose fruits andvegetables over sweets and chips.last_img read more

Obama voices support for young US protesters

first_imgFormer US president Barack Obama on Wednesday applauded the “profound” protests by Americans demanding racial justice and said demonstrations over last week’s killing of a black man in police custody could spark nationwide reforms.In his first video comments since George Floyd’s death on May 25 in Minneapolis triggered unrest across the country, President Donald Trump’s predecessor also urged state and local authorities to review their policies on use of force.Obama directed his comments at young black men and women who he says have often witnessed or experienced too much violence. “There is a change in mindset that’s taking place, a greater recognition that we can do better,” Obama said.Young protesters in particular have been galvanized, he said, and their motivation could serve as inspiration for broader change.”It’s very important for us to take the momentum that has been created as a society, as a country, and say ‘Let’s use this’ to finally have an impact,” Obama said.He also addressed the country’s local leaders, saying “I’m urging every mayor in this country to review your use-of-force policies with members of your community and commit to report on planned reforms.”Obama did not directly address Trump’s handling of the unrest, including the president’s controversial demand that authorities “dominate” protesters.But Obama was reportedly outraged by the use of chemical dispersants on protesters outside the White House Monday before Trump walked to a nearby church and held up a Bible. “Too often some of that violence has come from folks who were supposed to be serving and protecting you,” Obama said in a webcast with activists.”I want you to know that you matter. I want you to know that your lives matter, your dreams matter.”He also said that in the last few weeks, Americans have witnessed “the kinds of epic changes and events in our country that are as profound as anything that I’ve seen in my lifetime.”The 58-year-old, who remains popular among Democrats, noted the deadly upheaval of the 1960s civil rights movement, and said “a far more representative cross-section of America” is protesting now than as compared to half a century ago.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Deontay Wilder ‘very interested’ in Anthony Joshua fight

first_imgpic.twitter.com/abdyJc2I25— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) December 2, 2018He added: “If everything is in the paper, I have no desire to discuss anything and let him go fight who he wants.”Join DAZN and watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15Both Wilder (40-0-1) and Joshua (22-0) remain undefeated, the latter having beaten Alexander Povetkin in his last Wembley bout in September. Join DAZN and watch Canelo plus more than 100 fight nights a yearFury and his team have consequently called for a rematch, yet Wilder appears to be again showing interest in facing Joshua.The 29-year-old Joshua holds the WBA, IBF and WBO belts and has a Wembley date booked for April against an opponent yet to be named, with lengthy public negotiations failing between he and Wilder previously.And Finkel established that the American’s camp would require talks to be more discreet this time.”We’re very interested in the fight [with Joshua],” Finkel told Sky Sports. “If he wants to be professional and keep it in a private discussion, I’m open to it.” Deontay Wilder is “very interested” in facing Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight unification fight after retaining his WBC belt courtesy of a contentious draw against Tyson Fury, Wilder’s co-manager, Shelly Finkel, says.Wilder twice knocked down Fury, but otherwise struggled against the Briton, who believed he should have won and was outraged with the judges’ controversial failure to separate the pair.last_img read more

LUH trolley numbers second highest in country today

first_img17 people are waiting to be admitted to Letterkenny University Hospital today, making LUH the second busiest hospital nationally today.According to the INMO, 8 are on trolleys, with 9 waiting in ward overflow areas.South Tipperary General Hospital is the busiest hospital nationally today, where 25 patients await admission. Across Ireland today, 200 people are waiting for a bed, 140 of whom are on trolleys.LUH trolley numbers second highest in country today was last modified: July 7th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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) Tags:inmoletterkennyluhtrolleytrolley watchlast_img read more