My brother’s and sister’s keeper’

first_imgEditor’s note: This is the second installment in a three-part series discussing mental health at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s in recognition of national Mental Illness Awareness Week. Saint Mary’s junior Molly Smith said she first experienced depressive episodes during her sophomore year of high school. Since then, she has been fighting to get better. “I think this summer was a big point where I realized if I wanted to feel like I was living and not just existing, I had to really work on the issues that were keeping me sick,” Smith said. Smith’s struggle with mental health started with depression and anxiety but grew to include an eating disorder in which she restricted food intake, she said. “Looking back, [the eating disorder] was kind of a coping mechanism to the depression,” Smith said. “I think in hindsight, I didn’t really see how much the depression and all of that were controlling my life.” Smith said she underwent in-patient treatment during winter break of her freshman year at Saint Mary’s. Her subsequent fight to stay well had its ups and downs, she said. Her eating disorder resurfaced during October of her sophomore year, and her health spun downhill again. “It was a lot harder than the first time,” Smith said. “I think [it was] kind of the rock-bottom point of me figuring out that I really needed to address this head-on.”   ‘A common struggle’ Smith’s battle with mental health issues is far from uncommon. Between 6 and 12 percent of college students nationwide seek counseling services, according to the 2012 Executive Summary Report of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. Dr. Susan Steibe-Pasalich, director of the University Counseling Center (UCC), said the top five reasons students sought services at the UCC during the 2012-13 school year were anxiety, depression, family concerns, romantic relationships and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Two factors contribute to the development of a mental health issue, Steibe-Pasalich said. “There’s a predisposition toward mental illness – a genetic, biological disposition – and then there are environmental factors,” she said. “Both things need to be present for you to develop a mental disorder.” Notre Dame psychology professor Gerald Haeffel published research about a risk factor for depression, called “cognitive vulnerability,” in the journal Clinical Psychological Science last spring. He told The Observer in May that cognitive vulnerability is a style of thinking about events that can be passed from one person to another. A person’s cognitive vulnerability can predict future depressive episodes.   Haeffel said last week it is difficult for most people to identify their levels of cognitive vulnerability, but they can notice when their moods are abnormally negative. “You may not be able to completely pick up on what dial of thinking you have, but you can pick up on when you’re feeling a little down,” he said. ‘Engage in self-care’ Notre Dame senior Zoe Jimenez said she struggles with anxiety. When she realized her stress level was constantly high, she sought counseling at the UCC. “Especially on this campus, it’s hard to figure out when your high levels of stress are not just regular … because all of us are very, very stressed out all the time,” Jimenez said. “[I realized my stress levels were extreme] when the anxiety started to seep into other aspects of my life, rather than just academics, [and] when I couldn’t stop thinking about work and the things I had to do while hanging out with friends on weekends.” Students can take steps to decrease their stress levels, Jimenez said. “Whether or not you think your level of anxiety or stress is normal, if it’s not desired, … you can do things to help yourself out – like running, exercise, yoga, meditation, praying, going to daily Mass,” she said. “These are all little breaks from life that we all need.” Steibe-Pasalich said students should also take other measures to preserve their mental health. “Engage in self-care,” she said. “Allow yourself to have good social support systems, good friends, people that love you and you love back. … [Also helpful are] letting yourself be vulnerable to others, giving up perfectionistic ways of thinking and ideas.” ‘A community that cares for each other’ Students should work to be active bystanders with regard to their friends’ mental health, Steibe-Pasalich said. “The whole idea is that you would not just stand by and let a crisis happen, but that you would intervene in an active way to help somebody to get involved in preventing an emergency situation,” she said. “It’s sort of [the] ‘I am my brother’s and sister’s keeper’ idea, that we are a community that cares for each other.” Steibe-Pasalich said if a friend’s behavior seems radically different than usual, the student might be facing a mental health issue. “Your friend who suddenly isolates or stays in their room and stops going to class and doesn’t go to the dining hall anymore, that could be some manifestations of depression,” she said. “Or somebody who has extremely excessive energy and hadn’t been that way, but suddenly they’re up all night painting their room or running around the lakes, and they just go … without sleep for more than 24 hours, that could be a bipolar disorder manifestation. “So any real change or very unusual or bizarre behavior, you might suspect that there’s a problem.” Helping a friend who has a mental health issue is tricky but important to his or her well-being, Smith said.   “I think the best thing you can do is just be patient with them and … express to that friend that you’re there if they need anything,” Smith said. “Obviously, if it gets to a situation where you feel like something bad may happen, … you do need to try to talk to them. And if they’re not willing to do it, maybe talk to an RA [resident assistant] or something, because it’s important that they get help.” Jimenez said friends should help each other to stay healthy by participating in relaxing activities together. “If you have a couple hours, leave campus, because a huge part of this is the environment and how stressful it is,” she said. “A lot of times, people need to exit a situation to stop feeling stressed out about whatever is happening in that situation.” Steibe-Pasalich said if the situation seems serious, however, it is appropriate to ask the friend if he or she feels suicidal. She said it is myth that using the word ‘suicide’ will put the idea in someone’s head.   If a friend does feel suicidal, Steibe-Pasalich said to bring him or her to a rector, an RA or the UCC. “I think direct and straightforward is the most courageous way to [approach a friend],” she said. “[You can say] ‘I really care about you, and I’m concerned about how you’ve changed, and I think you need to talk to somebody – more than just us, more than just your friends.’ “Or, ‘Let’s call and make an appointment for you right now,’ so you’re doing it right with them. It’s also good if you can use very specific examples about behavior you’re concerned about with your friend.” ‘Fighting to get better’ Ryan Murphy, a Notre Dame senior, said he struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder during his senior year of high school. He became extremely anxious all the time, was hyper-observant about his actions and refused to eat certain foods because he believed they were unclean. Murphy said receiving counseling for his illness taught him to challenge the stigma against therapy. “I think one of the biggest problems on campus … is that people tend to think that mental health issues are ‘These are broken people, and these are normal people,’” he said. “And that’s not the case at all. … Everyone is susceptible to anxiety, compulsions, depression, … just like everyone’s susceptible to the common cold. “You’re not broken, that’s the thing. You’re feeling something that is part of a normal human condition that can be helped and can be controlled.” A student who is worried about how he or she feels can call the UCC to share concerns, Steibe-Pasalich said. Students can also attend one of the Center’s “Let’s Talk” sessions, which are 15-minute, walk-in consultations the UCC hosts three times a week in locations around campus. Smith said people at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s are willing to help students in need of support, as long as students make them aware of their needs. “If you need a friend to help you do that, find one of your close friends who can help you,” she said. “RAs are great for that, too. “The easiest thing to do is to not say anything and to just try and pretend like it’s not a problem, but that’s, at the same time, the worst thing you can do for yourself. Everybody deserves to feel good about themselves and to be able to enjoy and take what they can from their college experience, and you can’t do that when you’re sick.” Students should not quit trying to get better when the going gets tough, Murphy said. “There is someone out there to help you,” he said. “There is always a way to get better, always a way to improve your life.” Smith said it is important that a student struggling with mental health issues believes he or she deserves to feel better. “If you don’t feel good about yourself, you don’t see a need to address these kinds of things,” Smith said. “You don’t really think you deserve it. “People should know that no matter who you are, what you’ve done, where you’ve been, you deserve the help. And you deserve to feel good.” Contact Marisa Iati at miati@nd.edulast_img read more

3 questions with DCUC’s Anthony Hernandez

first_img 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: Details CUInsight Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp is joined by Anthony Hernandez, President and CEO of DCUC for a quick interview with just 3 questions:(0:39) What is your company doing to support credit unions and their members during the COVID-19 crisis?(10:12) How do you think that COVID-19 might affect credit unions and the way that we do business in the long-term?(16:02) What tips do you have for staying sane during trying times?You can learn more about DCUC’s response to the COVID-19 crisis here.last_img read more

Things we’ve learned from quarantine

first_imgSocial distancing has been easy for only a few of us. For most, it’s been… difficult. Many of the CU 2.0 team have replaced a social life and recreational activities with work. It’s stressful, but we all cope how we can.In our limited free time in quarantine, we’ve learned a few things. Sometimes, they’re life lessons. Sometimes they’re industry insights. Embarrassingly often, they’re basic life skills. (Turns out making pizza from scratch isn’t that hard—or that good.)So, here are a handful of lessons we’ve learned from quarantine.That meeting could have been an email.Sourdough starter must be fed constantly. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

BTN profits drop more than 90% in 2019 as bad loans, costs rise

first_imgPublicly listed state lender Bank Tabungan Negara’s (BTN) profits plummeted by more than 90 percent last year as nonperforming loans and costs of funds rose amid a challenging business climate for the banking industry.The mortgage-focused bank booked Rp 209.26 billion (US$15.3 million) in profits in 2019, down by 92.5 percent year-on-year, BTN president director Pahala N. Mansury said on Monday. The sharp decrease in profits was caused by BTN’s decision to comply with new accounting standards that require loan loss provisions to cover both good and bad loans, he said.As a result of the implementation of Accounting Standard 71, which took effect this year, BTN’s loan loss provisions almost doubled, jumping by 85.4 percent to Rp 6.16 trillion in 2019, from Rp 3.29 trillion in 2018. Topics : Pahala also blamed increasing costs of funds for the bank’s nosediving profits last year.“Higher costs of funds were putting pressure on our ability to create profits last year,” he said during a press briefing in Jakarta. BTN’s costs of funds went up to 6.1 percent last year from 5.77 percent in December 2018.The bank also recorded a jump of bad loans in 2019 as Pahala said BTN’s gross nonperforming loans (NPL) skyrocketed from 2.78 percent in 2018 to 4.78 percent last year, nearing the 5 percent level considered healthy.Loans, meanwhile, grew 7.36 percent to Rp 255.82 trillion in 2019, higher than the broader banking industry’s 6.08 percent loan growth in 2019, the lowest since 2009, as weak economic activities took a toll on local lenders.center_img Economists have warned that rising bad loans during a global economic slowdown and tight liquidity in a low interest rate environment would pose major challenges for Indonesia’s banking industry going into 2020.BTN’s remedial and wholesale director, Elisabeth Novie Riswanti, said the bank would try to sell its NPL to other parties to improve the bad loan ratio. Potential takers include state-owned secondary mortgage market company PT Sarana Multigriya Finansial (SMF) and asset management firm PT Perusahaan Pengelola Aset (PPA), she added.“We will also auction collateral assets from the bad loans and offer them to developers and investors in the future,” Elisabeth said.Pahala forecast that such a measure would hopefully improve its NPL ratio to between 3 and 3.5 percent by the end of this year.BTN’s finance director Nixon Napitupulu explained the jump of the bad credit ratio by its decision to consider low-quality loans, particularly in the commercial high-rise segment, to be included as NPL.“We decided to consider loans that have been restructured more than two or three times that we deemed to not have good prospects for NPL so that we can sell them to other parties,” he said.Shares in BTN, traded on the Indonesia Stock Exchange under the code BBTN, closed at Rp 1,795 apiece on Monday, up 1.7 percent from the previous trading day. The stocks have slumped nearly 30 percent in the past year, underperforming the broader benchmark Jakarta Composite Index’s 9.7 percent drop.  last_img read more

Arsenal preparing to send highly-rated striker Eddie Nketiah on loan to the Championship

first_imgArsenal preparing to send highly-rated striker Eddie Nketiah on loan to the Championship Comment Eddie Nketiah scored in Arsenal’s win over Burnley on the final day of last season (Picture: Getty)According to reports, Bristol City are leading the chase to sign Nketiah despite there being interest in his services from other clubs in the Championship and Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementBristol City have a good track record of developing young strikers with Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham scoring 26 goals in 48 games for them during the 2016-17 campaign.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityIt remains to be seen whether or not Unai Emery would look to replace Nketiah with a new striker as the Arsenal boss has a limited transfer budget to work with this summer.Emery reportedly has just £45m to work with and there are more pressing areas of his squad that require strengthening such as in defence and on the wing.Arsenal have submitted a new £25m bid for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney and he could become their second summer signing following the arrival of Gabriel Martinelli.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterSunday 14 Jul 2019 8:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisement Eddie Nketiah could leave Arsenal on loan this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are looking to send Eddie Nketiah on loan to a Championship club next season as they believe it will be beneficial to his development.The 20-year-old has scored three times in 19 matches for the Gunners since making his debut against BATE Borisov in the Europa League in 2017.Nketiah famously scored twice in a 2-1 League Cup victory over Norwich City on his second Arsenal appearance and netted his first Premier League goal against Burnley in May.The England U21 international was Unai Emery’s third-choice striker last season behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette but will be allowed to leave on a short-term basis.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

White standing by for Ireland start

first_img Head coach Joe Schmidt has confirmed he will draw on New Zealand-born White’s Super Rugby experience at tighthead if Ross is sidelined for the November 8 clash. Former Chiefs and Leinster prop White will become Ireland’s fourth oldest debutant of all time at 33 years and 51 days if he faces the Springboks at the Aviva Stadium. Connacht prop Nathan White will make his first Ireland start against South Africa if Mike Ross does not shake off his groin injury. New Zealander Schmidt has promoted White with Marty Moore sidelined after shoulder surgery – and warned of three huge scrummaging challenges ahead next month. “Nathan White is very experienced. He’s played a lot of Super Rugby. He’s 33, so he’s no spring chicken but his experience is one of the reasons why we have picked him,” Schmidt said. “I’m not sure whether Mike (Ross) will play this weekend or next weekend, because at the moment it’s symptom-based. “If he’s able to play then great; if he unavailable for South Africa I think we’ve got a bit of experience in Nathan and we’ve got Rodney (Ah You) who has really picked up his form and Steven Archer who is on his way back to form. “Connacht’s two tighthead boys are rewarded for some really good performances – Rodney against Glasgow, Nathan against a number of sides. “Probably uppermost for Nathan was how we went against Jack McGrath and Cian Healy in the derby game against Leinster. “To be honest, there aren’t too many other options given other injuries. Tadhg Furlong we do believe is a long-term option, but at the moment he’s pretty young to be thrown in.” South Africa ooze scrum power with the likes of Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira merely the start. Locks Bakkies Botha, Eben Etzebeth and Victor Matfield offer near unrivalled ballast. Ireland’s third autumn opponents Australia may not boast the same set-piece pedigree, but Schmidt warned unfashionable Georgia cannot be overlooked. Clermont cornerstone Davit Zirakashvili leads the cast, as adept in the wide channels as the dark corners. Stade Francais prop Davit Kubriashvili and Toulon flanker Mamuka Gorgodze underline Georgia’s mammoth pack, leaving Schmidt wary of the fast-improving Lelos. “We’re not just talking about the highly ranked teams. Georgia have got a prop factory,” Schmidt said, backing Jack McGrath to cope at loosehead in Cian Healy’s absence. “There are a number of very, very good props, and we don’t want to put a guy in a position where he loses a bit of confidence. “We need to be as solid in that department of the game as we possibly can be. “On the loosehead side, Jack McGrath has continued to grow and do well for us. “I think what he did in Argentina was a real benchmark for him. “Argentina, I know they added (Agustin) Creevy and (Marcos) Ayerza to their front-row but (Ramiro) Herrera was the guy who was starting most of those Rugby Championship matches. “And he’s the guy I felt Jack put a lot of pressure on. So Jack’s continued to progress. “And James Cronin, I thought he came on and did a pretty good job at the weekend. “And Dave Kilcoyne is the guy who has been there before. “He came off the bench in the first Test against Argentina and we felt he did a good job. “So we’re trying to benchmark those Test matches and those big European games, or the big PRO12 games – the ones that are either derby games or games against Glasgow or Ospreys.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Lady Mariners Fall in Volleyball Final

first_img Bio Fenceviewer Staff Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 CASTINE —Maine Maritime Academy’s Lady Mariners fell 3-0 to the Chargers of Colby-Sawyer College in the North Atlantic Conference volleyball final on Saturday in New London, N.H.Colby-Sawyer swept the match with game scores of 25-13, 25-11 and 25-20.Junior Ariel Knights led the Lady Mariners with 5 kills, senior setter Jennifer Dixon had 10 assists and sophomore Sydney Robertson had 3 kills and 2 aces.Dixon and Roberson were named to the All-tournament Team.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Lady Mariners earned their sixth straight final appearance with a 3-1 semifinal win over Husson University on Friday.After dropping the first game 20-25, the Lady Mariners ralled for wins of 25-20, 25-22 and 25-20 over the Eagles.Knights had 9 kills and 12 digs, Robertson had 8 kills and 6 blocks and Dixon had 22 assists, 12 digs and 5 aces.Dixon, Knights and Robertson all earned NAC Second Team All-star honors.Dixon was third in the conference in assists per set with 6.25 and third in total assists with 459.Knights ranked sixth in kills with 150 and seventh in points with 261 and Robertson was fourth in aces with 51 and blocks with 47 and sixth in points with 219.5.Men’s soccerTop-seeded Thomas College ended the Mariner men’s season with a 4-0 win in the conference semifinal on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Waterville.MMA finished the season with a 10-8 record.Four Mariners were named NAC All-stars.Earning First Team honors were senior midfielder Abdullah Alkhayyat and sophomore defender David Clough. Senior midfielder Ben Russell and junior forward Nicholas George were named to the second team.Alkhayyat is the first Mariner in program history to earn first team honors for four consecutive years. He was 10th in the conference in scoring with 6 goals and 4 assists.FootballThe Mariners finished a disappointing 0-9 season on Saturday in New London, Conn., with a 42-13 loss to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.Coast Guard senior quarterback Jon Resch tield his own school record with six touchdown passes in the contest.Junior fullback Billy Wetherbee had both touchdowns for the Mariners, the first on a seven-yard run and the second on a 65-yard dash with 4:58 remaining in the game.Wetherbee finished with 153 yards rushing on 17 carries, and freshman quarterback Michael Fahey had 122 yards on 30 carries.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest Postscenter_img Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgAs part of the agreement approved by the union Thursday night, players agreed not to challenge giving up their salaries if no games are played, except for $170 million payment management will advance in two stages. Player salary this year is expected to be in the $4 billion range.Management was given the right to cut the amateur draft in both 2020 and 2021, and to freeze the values of signing bonus money at 2019 levels.Details were divulged to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the agreement who spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement was made.Teams are set to approve the roughly 17-page agreement Friday, the person said.NCAA-REVENUE DISTRIBUTION March 27, 2020 Bartholomay died Wednesday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, according to his daughter, Jamie.OBIT-GLOBETROTTERS-NEALHarlem Globetrotters great Curly Neal dies at 77UNDATED (AP) — Iconic Harlem Globetrotters player Fred “Curly” Neal has died at 77, according to the team.The dribbling wizard played for the Globetrotters from 1963-85, appearing in more than 6,000 games in 97 countries for the exhibition team known for its combination of comedy and athleticism. He became one of five Globetrotters to have his jersey retired when his No. 22 was lifted to the rafters during a special ceremony at Madison Square Garden in 2008. The NCAA had been scheduled to distribute $600 million to more than 300 Division I schools from April to June.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-VANDERBILLT-NESMITHNesmith leaving CommodoresNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt guard Aaron Nesmith is forgoing his final two seasons of eligibility to enter the NBA draft.Nesmith was one of the nation’s most prolific scorers and 3-point shooters before a right foot injury caused him to miss more than half the season. He averaged 23 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals for the Commodores this past season. The Indianapolis 500 scheduled for May 24 has been postponed until August because of the coronavirus pandemic.It will be the first time since 1946 that the race won’t be run on Memorial Day weekend.IndyCar initially said it would resume racing May 9 on the road course at Indianapolis. That race will now be run on July 4, a day before NASCAR races at The Brickyard. The Indy 500 will be moved to Aug. 23.In other outbreak-related developments:— The company that manufactures uniforms for Major League Baseball has suspended production on jerseys and is instead using the polyester mesh fabric to make masks and gowns for hospitals in Pennsylvania and nearby states. Fanatics founder and executive chairman was watching TV last week when he was struck by the idea to turn the 360,000-square foot facility in Easton, Pennsylvania, into a factory for the COVID-19 virus fight. St. Luke’s Hospital in nearby Bethlehem reached out to Fanatics late last week about the possibility of the company manufacturing masks. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSIndy 500 moved to AugustUNDATED (AP) — The Brickyard will be silent Memorial Day weekend. Update on the latest sports — Former President Barack Obama was among more than 50,000 viewers who logged onto a coronavirus discussion between Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. When Curry asked when it might be time to start thinking about sports again, Fauci responded, “when the country as a whole has turned that corner,” and the curve that shows how the virus is still spreading nationally starts coming down.— The Colorado Avalanche say one of their players has recovered after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. The player was at home in isolation since the symptoms first appeared. The team says anyone who was known to have had close contact with the player has been notified. The Avs issued a statement saying they continue to work in conjunction with their medical staff and public health officials to do everything they can to help the Avalanche community remain safe and healthy during this time.— NHL stars Alex Ovechkin (oh-VECH’-kin) and Sidney Crosby think the league should go directly to the playoffs once it resumes play. The two rival Metropolitan Division captains shared their views Thursday. Crosby says he understands the need to try to play as many games as possible. But he says he wouldn’t mind beginning with the playoffs. Ovechkin had the same idea. There is no timetable for when play will resume. It has not been determined whether the league will complete the regular season.— The WNBA has announced its draft will be a virtual event this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The draft will be held on April 17 as originally scheduled but will be broadcast without players, fans or media in attendance. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert says the league is still looking at different scenarios for the start of the regular season but notes it could begin before the NBA resumes play.— Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he has fully recovered from the coronavirus, two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19. Arteta told the Arsenal website that he is “completely fine” and that he only felt ill for a few days. He said he had three or four days that were a little bit difficult, with a bit of a temperature, a dry cough and some discomfort in my chest.” Arteta became the first Premier League figure to test positive for the coronavirus on March 12. The league was then suspended the next day. — Hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer has shifted from making visors for helmets to medical visors for those fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Bauer faced the possibility of closing its manufacturing plant in Blainville, Quebec, when hockey came to a halt amid the global pandemic. But engineers there instead brainstormed the idea of producing medical shields to help protect people on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.— A person with knowledge of the details tells The Associated Press that top NBA executives are having their base salaries reduced by 20% for the foreseeable future. The reductions affect the roughly 100 highest-earning executives, as the NBA joins the NHL and NASCAR in cutting salaries while competitions are on hold because of the coronavirus. The cuts are effective immediately and affect NBA employees both inside the league headquarters in New York and in global offices.— Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and will be in quarantine for two weeks. Castellano tested positive as part of a physical that officials at Gulfstream Park mandated as a prerequisite before being cleared to ride in Saturday’s Florida Derby. Castellano says that he has not had “known contact with anyone that has tested positive.” Castellano last rode on March 15, when he had two mounts at Gulfstream.— New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he and his wife, Brittany, are donating $5 million to help Louisiana businesses and communities contend with challenges brought on by the coronavirus outbreak in the state. Brees posted his pledge on a social media account and says the money will help several restaurants in which he has an ownership stake as well as a major hospital chain and charities that deliver meals to people in need.— The Green Bay Packers have extended the closure of Lambeau Field through at least April 24 to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus after Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued a “safer at home” order through that date. Packers officials said the closure would continue until that order expires or until a superseding order is issued. Packers officials say Lambeau Field and Titletown will only have essential personnel in place for non-public operations of the facilities. Pandemic fallout: NCAA slashes distribution by $375 millionUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA will distribute $225 million to its Division I members in June. That is $375 million less than had been budgeted this year because the coronavirus outbreak forced the cancellation of the men’s basketball tournament.The NCAA says $50 million will come from its reserve fund. A $270 million event cancellation insurance policy will help pay the rest.March Madness is among the biggest revenue producers for the NCAA and its schools. It was canceled March 19, a week before the first round was scheduled to begin.The NCAA pulled in more than $1 billion in revenue last year, including $867.5 million from the television and marketing rights for the Division I men’s basketball tournament. MLB-OBIT-WYNNToy Cannon diesUNDATED (AP) — Jimmy Wynn, the diminutive slugger whose monster shots in the 1960s and ’70s earned him the popular nickname “The Toy Cannon,” has died at 78.The Astros say the three-time All-Star outfielder died Thursday in Houston, but the team did not provide further details.The 5-foot-9 Wynn hit more than 30 homers twice with Houston, including a career-high 37 in 1967 at the pitcher-friendly Astrodome. Wynn left the team as the franchise leader in hits, home runs, RBIs and walks. Overall, he finished with 291 homers with 964 RBIs and 225 stolen bases in his career. MLB-OBIT-BARTHOLOMAYBill Bartholomay, who moved Braves to Atlanta, dies at 91ATLANTA (AP) — Former Braves owner Bill Bartholomay has died at 91.Bartholomay moved the franchise from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966, making it the first Major League Baseball team in the South. He headed the group that sold the Braves to Ted Turner in 1976 but retained a partial interest and remained as the team’s chairman until November 2003, when he assumed an emeritus role.Braves Hall of Famer Hank Aaron said on his Twitter account that Bartholomay “was the greatest owner I ever had the pleasure to play for.” Associated Press — The International Olympic Committee says it is “not aware of any link” between an Olympic boxing tournament it oversaw in London this month and positive coronavirus tests for people who were there. The Turkish boxing federation says a boxer and a trainer now have the virus after attending the Olympic qualifying tournament, which was stopped on March 16 after three of the scheduled 11 days. The Turkish team says the two men are being treated in a hospital and two others with symptoms are awaiting test results.— Three professional baseball players in Japan have tested positive for the new coronavirus but Japanese baseball officials insist that won’t impact plans to start the season next month. Hanshin Tigers pitcher Shintaro Fujinami and two teammates have become the first professional baseball players in Japan to test positive. Japan professional baseball had earlier postponed the start of its regular season amid the pandemic and was aiming for an April 24 start.MLB-SERVICE TIMEPlayers, management agree to preserve service timeUNDATED (AP) — Players have agreed to a deal with Major League Baseball that would preserve service time in the event this season is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the two sides have left open details of what a configured schedule would look like. Neal was a crowd favorite with his trademark shaved head, infectious smile and ability to dribble circles around would-be defenders.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Holder strikes after Chase, Shai Hope complete centuries on second day

first_imgWEST Indies continued to dominate under-strength Derbyshire on the second day of their day-night tour match.The tourists, 340-3 overnight, declared on 427-3 as Shai Hope (107) and Roston Chase (110) reached their centuries.Captain Jason Holder (3-48) then led the way with the pink ball, which will also be used in next week’s day-night Test against England at Edgbaston.After Derbyshire were bowled out for 181, the Windies opted to bat again and were 60-1 by close of play at Derby.Only teenager Calum Brodrick (52), on his first-class debut, and opener Ben Slater (39) passed 20 for the hosts.The Windies’ pace quartet – Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph and Holder – were all in the wickets as they warmed up for the first day-night Test to be held in England.However, Gabriel, playing his first game of the tour, sent down 20 no-balls as his nine overs cost 64 runs.Keeper Shane Dowrich had a busy day with five catches off the seamers as well as a stumping off Chase’s off-spin when Brodrick was the eighth man out after adding 55 with stand-in skipper Tony Palladino.West Indies had not registered a century in their first two tour games against Essex and Kent, which were both drawn.But earlier in the day, Shai Hope and Chase joined Hope’s brother Kyle, Friday’s centurion, in reaching three figures against an inexperienced county attack which included two teenagers and four others under 25.Opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who fell cheaply for the second time in the match to give 16-year-old seamer James Taylor his maiden first-class wicket, will be the only West Indian to feel he missed out.(BBC Sport)WEST INDIES 1st InningsK Brathwaite lbw b Milnes 3K Powell lbw b Palladino 92K Hope b Sonczak 105S Hope not out 107R Chase not out 110Extras (lb3, nb7) 10TOTAL (3 wkts decl., 100 overs) 427Did not bat: J Blackwood, +S Dowrich, *J Holder, K Roach, A Joseph, S Gabriel.Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-159, 3-231.Bowling: Taylor 19-3-94-0, Milnes 21-2-94-1, Taylor 14-1-63-0, Palladino 13-1-44-1, Cork 16-2-66-0, Sonczak 16-1-60-1, MacDonell 1-0-3-0.DERBYSHIRE 1st InningsB Slater c wkp Dowrich b Joseph 39C MacDonell c wkp Dowrich b Roach 9T Wood c Powell b Gabriel 15C Brodrick st Dowrich b Chase 52+H Hosein c wkp Dowrich b Holder 4T Milnes c wkp Dowrich b Holder 0G Cork c Powell b Holder 0T Taylor c wkp Dowrich b Gabriel 9*A Palladino c Holder b Chase 18M Sonczak c Blackwood b Roach 9J Taylor not out 0Extras (lb1, w1, nb24) 26TOTAL (all out, 51.3 overs) 181Fall of wickets: 1-25, 2-78, 3-78, 4-91, 5-94, 6-100, 7-115, 8-170, 9-177, 10-181.Bowling: Gabriel 9-2-64-2, Roach 13.3-5-31-2, Holder 13-1-48-3, Joseph 12-3-32-1, Chase 4-3-5-2.WEST INDIES 2nd InningsK Brathwaite c Cork b Taylor 11K Powell not out 41J Blackwood not out 5Extras (lb1, w1, nb1) 3TOTAL (1 wkt, 16 overs) 60Fall of wicket: 1-45.Bowling: Milnes 6-4-22-0, Taylor 5-0-19-0, Taylor 3-0-14-1, Palladino 2-1-4-0.Position: West Indies lead by 306 runs.last_img read more

Man Utd Wins Europa, Back in Champions League

first_imgManchester United beat Ajax 2-0 Wednesday night to win the Europa League and reach next season’s Champions League, thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.Pogba scored with a deflected strike before Mkhitaryan’s close-range finish on an emotional night in Stockholm.There was recognition before the game of those killed in Monday’s attack in Manchester and United’s players wore black armbands in respect. United is the fifth side to win all three major European club competitions.Prior to this victory the Red Devils had won the European Cup on three occasions, in 1968, 1999 and 2008, and the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1991.Deprived of injured top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, defenders Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw and the suspended Eric Bailly, Jose Mourinho’s side had to dig deep in their 64th and final game of this season.But their greater experience, coupled with an effective counter-attacking game plan, told against a youthful Ajax side who, with an average age of 22 years and 282 days, fielded the youngest starting XI in a major European final.United now joins champions Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City in next season’s Champions League group stages, which will earn them about £50m in revenue.This also represents their second trophy of Mourinho’s debut season as United boss following their victory in the EFL Cup in February.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more