University announces honorary degree recipients

first_imgIn addition to commencement speaker Lord Christopher Patten, the chancellor of Oxford University, Notre Dame will award six honorary degrees at its 170th Commencement ceremony on May 17, the University announced in a press release Monday.The honorary degree recipients, whose accomplishments span the fields of education, business, medicine and religion, are: Freeman A. Hrabowski III, John E. Kelly III, Jane McAuliffe, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Shirley Welsh Ryan and Fr. Thomas F. Stransky.Hrabowski, who has served as the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County since 1992, will receive a doctor of laws degree, the release stated. A mathematician who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, during the peak of the civil rights movement, Hrabowski also serves as the chair of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.Kelly, senior vice president of solutions portfolio and research for IBM, will receive a doctor of engineering degree. He has held several different positions at IBM, beginning in 1980, and helped redesign the semiconductor processing and device fabrication clean room in Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering, according to the release. McAuliffe serves as the director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, which gives scholars the opportunity to research and interact with members of Congress, and will receive a doctor of laws degree. She has previously worked as the president of Bryn Mawr College from 2008 to 2013 and as as dean of Georgetown College at Georgetown University from 1999 to 2008. According to the release, McAuliffe is also a scholar of the Qur’an and early Islamic history.Quiñones-Hinojosa works as a professor of neurosurgery and oncology and director of the brain tumor surgery program at Johns Hopkins Hospital and will receive a doctor of science degree. According to the release, he was born in a small village outside of Mexicali, Mexico, and graduated from both the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Medical School.Ryan, who along with her son Corbett, a 2005 Notre Dame graduate, are the namesakes of Ryan Hall, will receive a doctor of laws degree. She is a trustee emerita of the University and served on the National Council on Disability, which led to the American with Disabilities Act, the release stated.Stransky, a Paulist priest and the rector emeritus of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem, will receive a doctor of laws degree. According to the release, Stransky contributed heavily to one of the Second Vatican Council’s most important documents, the 1965 Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions. Stransky is also a former president of the Paulist fathers.Tags: 2015 Commencement, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Fr. Thomas F. Stransky, Freeman A. Hrabowski III, Honorary degree, Jane McAuliffe, John E. Kelly III, Shirley Welsh Ryanlast_img read more

Blue Eagles sweep Tamaraws for PVL men’s crown

first_imgFILE PHOTO—The Ateneo Blue Spikers celebrate after getting a point in Game 2 of the UAAP Men’s Volleyball Finals. TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netAteneo overwhelmed Far Eastern University, 25-21, 25-22, 25-16, to sweep the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Men’s Finals Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Blue Eagles dominated the best-of-three series, also taking Game 1 in straight sets, 25-22, 25-20, 25-19, three days ago.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Thunder coach defends Russell Westbrook from ‘easy to defend’ claims LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Marck Espejo fired 20 points, including four service aces while Gian Carlo Glorioso added 10.Meanwhile, University of Santo Tomas had four players in double-figures to eke out a 21-25, 30-28, 28-26, 25-21, in the battle for third place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutManuel Medina and Joshua Umandal led the charge for the Tiger Spikers with 15 points each.Tyron Carodan added 14 points and Juren Buro chipped in 10.Madzlan Gampong had 20 points, six coming off blocks, for the Bulldogs, who lost a grueling Game 1 on Wednesday, 17-25, 28-26, 20-25, 25-21, 27-25. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8000:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Ateneo holds off NU to keep perfect slate

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City After taking a slim two-point lead at the end of the third, 67-65, the Blue Eagles ramped it up in the fourth going on a 15-5 run with Matt Nieto capping it off with a booming triple 2:22 left that gave Ateneo an 82-70 lead.Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga said it was NU’s zone defense that forced them to create shots from distance, and it was a challenge they had to respond to.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“NU played hard, they came up with a game plan, they switched defenses on us and they zoned us a lot,” said Arespacochaga. “We kind of expected and it was just a matter of telling our players to just read the defense.”Ateneo used a strong three-point shooting to slowly distance itself from the Bulldogs with the Blue Eagles converting 11 of their 32 attempts from deep while holding NU to just three three-pointers. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “We hit 34 percent from three-point range so I think we did a good job of not getting rattled by their defense.”Thirdy Ravena led the Blue Eagles with 15 points, eight boards, and two steals while Jolo Mendoza and Matt Nieto added 10 points apiece.J-Jay Alejandro put up a game-high 22 points to go along seven rebounds, five assists, and three steals to lead NU while Issa Gaye had eight points and 14 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo kept its immaculate card in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after turning back a strong stand from National U, 85-72, Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles hiked their unbeaten run 9-0 while the Bulldogs slid 3-6 and stay unmoved at sixth place.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next View comments Court allows Ricafort to continue playing for UP MOST READ Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNPlast_img read more

Alabanza comes up big on defense as Marinerong Pilipino clips Cignal

first_imgLATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? View comments WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Mark Isip topped the Skippers with 15 markers and six rebounds before fouling out in the final 1:33 of the game, while Iñigo got a double-double of 13 points and 10 boards.Marinerong Pilipino crawled its way back from a 37-22 hole in the first half and regained its footing thanks to the Isip-led 24-point third quarter charge, 56-54, before they got things done on the defensive end in the payoff period.“Everything happens for a reason. Maybe, we needed to learn how to win in the defensive end,” said Banal.Perkins scattered 15 points and eight rebounds for Cignal (2-2), while Raymar Jose got 11 markers and 14 boards.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire MOST READcenter_img Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken JR Alabanza. PBA IMAGESJR Alabanza came up with the huge stops in the end game as Marinong Pilipino shocked Cignal HD, 66-65, to notch its breakthrough win in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The 6-foot-5 center held the fort in the paint late as he stopped Jason Perkins’ gutsy drives, with the last being the game-saving rejection as the Skippers completed their fightback from 15-points down.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NBA: Dwight Howard looks to add 3-pointer to repertoire next season Alabanza finished with six points and five rebounds, but blocked seven shots for Marinerong Pilipino in the upset.The Skippers almost threw the game away twice after Achie Iñigo threw an errant crosscourt pass which got intercepted by Oping Sumalinog and after Harold Arboleda stole the ball off Dave Moralde’s bad inbound pass with 7.4 seconds to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFortunately for Marinerong Pilipino, the Hawkeyes could not convert on those two chances, with Alabanza denying both of Perkins’ drives on the other end.“We wanted to compete until the end,” said coach Koy Banal. “We had lots of veterans who stepped up today and reminded the team that we needed to compete.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MARINERONG PILIPINO 66 – Isip 15, Iñigo 13, Marata 11, Moralde 10, Alabanza 6, Lopez 5, Javelona 3, Publico 2, Sargent 1, Nicholls 0, Javillonar 0, Gumaru 0.CIGNAL HD 65 – Perkins 15, Jose 11, Sumalinog 11, Batino 6, Raymundo 5, Arong 4, Potts 3, Sara 3, Arboleda 3, Villarias 2, Bringas 2, Cahilig 0, Atkins 0.Quarters: 14-19, 32-43, 56-53, 66-65.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Alaska rookie Jesper Ayaay no pressure in PBA debut

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte RR Pogoy lifts TNT over Magnolia in OT View comments MOST READ PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ayaay, however, was different since he said that his much-awaited debut was just another game for him.“It was a normal feeling and I felt that I was just playing in an outside league,” joked Ayaay after the Aces’ 85-72 loss to Rain or Shine. “I just don’t put any pressure on myself and I just did the best I can when I was called off the bench.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I just focused on what I can do especially on defense.”Ayaay was the ninth overall pick of the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft in a stunning selection since he was a role player with the Pirates for most of his stay in the NCAA and it was this humble upbringing at Lyceum that ultimately molded his mindset.center_img The rookie wingman said he’s not putting much focus on his offensive game, let alone being the focal point of the system, but he would rather be that one guy that works hard in practice and help his teammates get better.“I’m a rookie so I’m here to work hard and challenge my teammates in practice,” said Ayaay, who had six points and two rebounds in his first professional game.“I never really look at the offensive numbers I put up and I just look at what I can do on defense and on what I can do to help my team.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Debuts usually leave a lasting impression on anyone especially if it’s the culmination of a lifelong dream.Alaska rookie Jesper Ayaay experienced that one on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena when he played his first PBA game after spending his collegiate days with Lyceum.ADVERTISEMENT Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

a month agoGermany job favoured option for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Germany job favoured option for Liverpool boss Jurgen Kloppby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits the Germany job could be a future option.While Marc Kosicke’s claims the local weather could force Klopp to leave the Reds have been denied, the agent has also admitted succeeding Jogi Low is an ambition.He told Die Welt earlier this year: “Jürgen himself once said that in the event that Jogi Löw would not want to be a national coach anymore and the constellation was such that he could do that, this would be an option for him.”For now, however, Klopp is focused on the Reds and winning the Premier League.Kosicke told Spox: “That’s right, there are these six top teams in the league. Jürgen recently said so nicely: Our biggest problem in Liverpool is Manchester City.” last_img read more

Netflix named The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year

first_imgNEW YORK — Netflix has been named Entertainer of the Year by The Associated Press.The streaming service started 2018 with almost 118 million subscribers and went on to win its first feature-film Oscar. It briefly surpassed Disney as the most valuable U.S. media company and lured the likes of superstar show runners Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, not to mention Barack and Michelle Obama.Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos says the company is ‘humbled’ by the honour.Netflix topped other candidates including Donald Glover, Ariana Grande, Bradley Cooper and Michelle Obama, among others.___For more on the biggest moments of 2018, visit: https://apnews.com/2018-TheYearinReviewMark Kennedy, The Associated Presslast_img

RBI penalty Swift blames shortcomings in automated payment processes at banks

first_imgMumbai, Mar 7 (PTI) Global financial messaging cooperative Swift said Thursday blamed the shortcomings in banks’ automated payment processes and also reconciliations for the regulatory penalties on 19 of them over the past few past week and said it’s not their job to police the lenders. Over the past week, the Reserve Bank has penalised 19 banks, including SBI and ICICI Bank, for non-compliance with the Swift system– the virtual connection between India and the rest of the world when it comes to financial messaging. The penalty amounts ranged between Rs 1 and Rs 4 crore and the overall penalty totals Rs 40 crore. Alain Raes, Swift chief executive for Asia Pacific and EMEA, however, refused to comment on the penalised banks’ contention that such shortcomings are “minor” in nature. “It’s about STP (straight through processing) automation within a bank’s operations, which has nothing to do with us, and also reconciliation,” Raes told reporters here. He also stressed that none of these shortcomings are Swift’s own doing and expressed their inability to police all the members. Whenever we find a shortcoming in any member institution, we flag the same to the respective regulator and it’s up to the regulator to take a call on how to tackle the issue, he said. Raes, however, conceded that the aspects on automation are fairly expensive for the lenders, but its country head Kiran Shetty was quick to add that the cost of a fraud will be much larger. It can be noted that the modus operandi of over Rs 13,000 crore fraud at state-run Punjab National Bank, allegedly perpetrated by diamond traders Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, rested on the abuse of the Swift system. In the absence of an integration between a bank’s core banking system and the Swift platform, a PNB official connived with the fraudsters to send several payment messages to dubious foreign entities, defrauding the bank. Raes parried a question on whether all the institutions served by them have their CBS platforms integrated with Swift but said they have been insisting on reducing manual intervention in transactions as much of the frauds have happened due to manual interventions. He also said it will be unfair to blame Swift for frauds being perpetrated at member-banks as their role is limited to flagging concerns as a “hygiene” policy. He said the agency has listed down 16 principles which are mandatory for every institution connecting with the world, adding all its Indian clientele are in compliance with them from a self-attestation perspective. It is also adding two more principles as part of its ongoing efforts to make the security architecture more robust, he said, adding these two are derived from the list of 11 principles which are a part of an “advisory” list at present. About data localisation, Raes said increasing instances of regulatory requirements in various geographies will push up costs of financial messaging. Shetty said SBI will soon be joining a list of 11 Indian banks using the modern GPI (global payments initiative) platform aimed at making payments more efficient, fast, transparent and cheaper. Swift India also recently appointed former SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya as the chairman of its board, he added.last_img read more

Terrifying Crane falls on busy Seattle street killing four

first_imgSeattle (US): A construction crane fell from a building on Google’s new Seattle campus during a storm that brought wind gusts, crashing down onto one of the city’s busiest streets and killing four people. One female and three males had died by the time firefighters had arrived Saturday afternoon, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said. Two of the dead were ironworkers who had been inside the crane while the other two were people who were inside cars, Fire Department spokesman Lance Garland said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportA 25-year-old mother and her 4-month-old daughter were in a car that was smashed by the crane on its passenger side, and both managed to escape with only minor injuries, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said, calling it a miracle. They and a 28-year-old man were taken to Harborview Medical Center. A fourth person also was injured and treated at the scene. The crane collapsed near the often-congested intersection of Mercer and Fairview Avenue just north of downtown in the South Lake Union neighborhood shortly before 3:30 pm, Scoggins said. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe deadly collapse is sure to bring scrutiny about the safety of the dozens of cranes that dot the city’s skyscape. With Amazon, Google and other tech companies increasing their hiring in Seattle, the city has more cranes building office towers and apartment buildings than any other in the United States. As of January, there were about 60 construction cranes in Seattle. Durkan said the city had a good track record with crane safety but that officials would conduct a review. “It’s a horrible day in Seattle when something like this happens. But it’s a time when we come together because Seattle is a city that rallies around each other,” she said.last_img read more