Belles invite fathers for Senior Dads Weekend

first_imgMembers of the Saint Mary’s class of 2014 and their fathers enjoyed events at Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame this weekend during the College’s annual Senior Dads Weekend. Susie Larson, vice president of the 2014 class board, who helped organize the event, said the board worked hard to find an open weekend for this event since last spring, because it had to account for the numerous events on campus and the football schedule. Larson said there was a great deal of interest in all of the scheduled events, which resulted in a large turnout from the senior class and their fathers. “The weekend had 280 students register and our class is 298 strong, so we were extremely excited about the turnout,” Larson said.  Student body president Kat Sullivan said the class board did a good job of including the entire senior class community. “Regardless of who the father figure is in a girl’s life, the class board made sure the events were welcoming to all, including some mothers,” Sullivan said.  The weekend’s events opened with a beer garden and silent auction Friday evening in the College’s Student Center.  Sullivan said the event included an open bar with all types of beer and wine, and the silent auction was filled with donated items from the fathers. “Whatever money that was made from the auction was then given to the class of 2014’s board, so it was a great way to fundraise for future class events,” Sullivan said.  “Also, everyone who went got a beer sty with a French cross on it and little koozies with bowties on them to commemorate the weekend.” On Saturday, the College Archives and the Riedinger House were open for morning tours. Sullivan said this helped the girls to share their College’s history with their fathers.  Senior Bridget Byrne said the tours of Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday afternoon were one of her favorite parts of the weekend, as well as a watch party for the Notre Dame vs. ASU game at CJ’s Bar later that evening. “I have always loved watching games with my Dad, so this was something special for us to do together before graduation,” Byrne said. “It was also so fun to do push-ups in CJ’s during the game watch, and I know all of my friends were really looking forward to this weekend after all of the fun we had at Junior Mom’s Weekend last spring.” The weekend culminated with Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in Le Mans Hall on Saturday night, Sullivan said.  At the Mass, Saint Mary’s students and their fathers celebrated their relationships.  The celebrant, Fr. John Pearson, stressed the importance of letting their parents know how grateful the students were for their love and support, Sullivan said.  “Fr. John talked a lot about making sure us girls recognized that our fathers make sacrifices for us not because they’re expecting a thank you, but because they love us,” Sullivan said. “I think that that really resonated with a lot of girls and their fathers that were present.” The parent weekends at Saint Mary’s are among many students’ favorite traditions on campus, Larson said. “I am a strong supporter in how Saint Mary’s organizes their parent weekends throughout our four years on campus because I think it reflects our experience growing as young women,” she said. Contact Caroline Stickell at cstick01@saintmarys.edulast_img read more

Faroe sees ‘outstanding flow rates’ in Brasse appraisal

first_imgOil and gas company Faroe Petroleum has seen “outstanding flow rates and reservoir quality” in the Brasse appraisal well in the Norwegian North Sea as it gears up for a side-track well. The 31/7-2 S well was drilled from the Deepsea Bergen semi-submersible drilling rig.According to Faroe’s Monday update, the Brasse appraisal well Drill Stem Test (DST) has been completed providing clear evidence of a highly prolific reservoir and excellent quality sands with multi-Darcy permeability at this location.An extensive data acquisition program was carried out in the well, including the cutting of cores together with a full suite of wireline logs, fluid samples and a DST, the company said.The well flowed at a constrained maximum stable rate of 6,187 bpd of oil from a 3.6 meters perforated interval, through a 1” choke and with 800 psia at the wellhead. Flow and pressure measurements indicate a prolific reservoir.The site sampling of the fluid produced during the DST confirms good quality light crude similar to the nearby Brage field (Faroe 14.3%), with the presence of 36.2° API oil with a gas/oil ratio of 887 scf/stb, to be confirmed by onshore laboratory testing. The company added that trace element analysis revealed no undesirable components and the oil flowed sand and water free for the duration of the test.The Brasse appraisal program will continue now with the drilling of a side-track well, targeting a location approximately 1,000 meters west of the current main well bore. The objective of the side-track is to map the reservoir distribution and further delinate the Brasse structure.The Brasse field discovery was made by Faroe in 2016 and is located within tie-back distance to existing infrastructure: 13 kilometres to the south of the Brage field platform, in which the company holds a 14.3% working interest and 13 kilometers to the south east of the Oseberg Field Center.Faroe operator is the operator at Brasse with 50% interest, while the other 50% is held by Point Resources.Graham Stewart, Chief Executive of Faroe Petroleum commented: “We are very pleased to announce the results of this successful, Faroe-operated, drill stem test on the Brasse field, which significantly de-risks further upside in this reservoir and the license area as a whole.“The outstanding flow rates and reservoir quality confirmed by this well, located at the periphery of the Brasse field, are very good news and provide valuable information for our planning of the Brasse development project. We now look forward to the results of the imminent side-track with the objective of proving up further potential on this license.”last_img read more

Eskridge, Whigham ruled out of Texas Bowl

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Defensive backs Durell Eskridge and Julian Whigham have officially been ruled out for Friday’s Texas Bowl, according to Syracuse’s injury report.Eskridge, a sophomore safety, was the Orange’s leading tackler this season with 78 — 52 solo and 26 assisted. He also led SU with four interceptions and saw some action as a wide receiver during Syracuse’s final two regular-season games. Eskridge tweeted last week that he wouldn’t play in the Orange’s bowl game. He will officially be sidelined with an upper-body injury.Whigham, a sophomore cornerback, suffered a lung contusion during a loss to then-No. 2 Florida State in November. He had been SU’s No. 3 cornerback since Keon Lyn suffered a season-ending injury against then-No. 3 Clemson. Whigham had 12 tackles in 10 games this season and finished second on the team with three interceptions.Lyn will also be held out from the Texas Bowl. The cornerback has tweeted during the past months about making a “return” to the field for Syracuse. Head coach Scott Shafer said last week that Lyn would not play in the postseason for the Orange. Monday’s injury report confirms that.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

UPL: Tooro United out to frastrate KCCA FC

first_img Tags: KCCA FCmorley byekwasoTooro unitedtopUganda Premier Leaguewasswa bbosa Tooro United are hosting their first game of the season in Fortportal.Uganda Premier LeagueTooro United vs KCCASt Paul’s Seminary Grounds, Fort portal @4:30pmTooro United host KCCA at St Paul’s Seminary Grounds in one of the three Uganda Premier League games to be played on Wednesday.The Kasasiro boys have played two games in the League this season and have won both against, Wakiso Giants and Busoga United away.The 13 times Uganda Premier League Champions will be hoping they can bounce back from the disappointment of Champions League exit last weekend.Tooro United FC will be playing their first game of the season in Fort portal after getting the all-clear sign from FUFA to play their home games from St Paul’s Seminary Grounds.What the coaches sayBbosa Wasswa (Tooro United)“The team is prepared well, and my players are all ready to win the game against KCCA”.“I call upon our fans to come and support us and we shall put on a good performance especially now that we are home.”Morely Byekwaso ( KCCA)“We are motivated and want to bounce back from that result on the continent against Petro. Focus is now on the Startimes Uganda Premier League”“We have players that could make their debut tomorrow, Keziron, Senyonjo and Odumegwu could all feature.”“Unfortunately, Muzamiru and Kizza did not travel to Fort Portal but we have able replacements to fill their void.”Team NewsMustafa Kizza and Muzamiru Mutyaba did not travel with the team because of medical reasons. The pair is expected to be fit to play the next game. The pair joins Jurua Hassan, Julius Poloto and Sadam Juma who are still out injured.Winger Simon Serunkuma made the traveling 18 and returns to Fort portal to play against his former club in very familiar territory.For Tooro United, they will be without Paddy Muhumuza, Geoffrey Lwesibawa and Ibrahim Kayiwa who are still serving their suspension.Match FactsIn the last 14 games played between KCCA FC and Tooro United, KCCA FC has won 8 while Tooro has won 3 and both teams have shared spoils on three occasions.KCCA FC have won 8 of the previous 14 meetings between the two sides.All the three times both teams have shared spoils, KCCA FC has been away.KCCA has scored 24 times in the last 14 games against Tooro United FC while Tooro has scored 11 timesComments last_img read more