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first_imgArmy, Navy and Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets kept vigil for 24 hours at the Clarke Memorial Fountain, starting Monday and ending Tuesday afternoon. Cadets had 30-minute shifts, and at the conclusion of the 24 hours, a celebration was held in honor of Veterans Day.Freshman Parker McDowell’s shift began at 4:30 a.m. Despite the chilly morning, with wind blowing water from the fountain onto the cadets, McDowell said he enjoyed the demonstration.“It was actually pretty enjoyable,” McDowell said. “It was a good chance to reflect on why we were there in the first place, honoring those who have lost their lives in wars.” ANNIE SMIERCIAK | The Observer Notre Dame Reserve Officers’ Training Corps kept vigil for 24 hours prior to their ceremony honoring Veterans Day, starting Monday and ending Tuesday afternoon.The Clarke Memorial Fountain, known around campus as Stonehenge, was dedicated in 1986 to Notre Dame alumni who gave their lives in service to this country. The fountain specifically honors the 500 alumni who died in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. “Pro Patria et Pace,” meaning “For Country and Peace,” is inscribed in the base of the fountain.Around campus, the fountain is better known for the tradition of students running through the water after winning a home football game. Drawing attention to the true meaning behind the fountain is part of why cadets stand vigil for 24 hours.“We walk by Stonehenge every day just going to class, but no one really thinks about it because it just passes over our eyes, but having people stationed there and standing watch on each side of the fountain for 24 hours straight, through the middle of the night, it really forces people to think about why [the fountain] is there,” McDowell said.At the conclusion of the 24 hours on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m., all ROTC faculty, staff, cadets and midshipmen gathered at the fountain for a tri-military celebration of Veterans Day. The celebration began with the introduction of the official party and a benediction by Fr. Peter Rocca.Lieutenant colonel Christopher Pratt, commanding officer of the Notre Dame Army ROTC and professor of military science, took the podium to introduce the guest speaker for the celebration: Honorable Judge Michael G. Gotsch. Gotsch is currently the magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.Prior to becoming a judge, Gotsch was commissioned at Notre Dame as a part of Army ROTC in 1979. He was a military intelligence officer, and he rose to the rank of captain. While on active duty, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. After leaving active duty, he returned to Notre Dame and graduated with a law degree in 1987.Gotsch began his speech by praising the Notre Dame ROTC and remembering his time as a cadet.“I remember morning runs around the lake, and afternoon drills in the Stepan Center,” Gotsch said.Gotsch then reminded the audience of the conditions that veterans have faced in wars, listing the intense physical challenges from weather and other factors.“Many of these veterans didn’t ask to leave their homes to fight on distant battlefields. They didn’t go because they loved combat or glory,” Gotsch said. “Rather, they went because their country asked them to … They were ordinary people who responded to extraordinary challenge with exceptional courage.”He then welcomed the cadets into a long line of Notre Dame alumni who have courageously served this country.“The original Fighting Irish — an unbroken tradition of service [that] each of you is now a part of,” said Gotsch.Gotsch left the cadets with a final piece of advice.“The motto of the U.S. Army veritas, ‘veritas vigilantia victoria’ which means truth, vigilance and victory,” Gotsch said. “If you keep those concepts in mind and apply the values you’ve learned here — God, Country and Notre Dame— you will be excellent military officers, and you will continue to be a credit to yourselves, your families and your alma mater.”The celebration was concluded by the playing of Taps and a benediction by Rocca, who left the audience with a reminder of the importance of true and lasting peace.Tags: Clarke Memorial Fountain, ROTC, Veterans Day, vigillast_img read more

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first_imgPSG Coach, Unai Emery, would surely motivate the likes of Edinson Cavani, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Javier Pastore to get away with the maximum points.On Friday, StarTimes will broadcast live the encounter between Olympic Lyon and AS Monaco. Olympic Lyon currently on 13 points from eight matches will no doubt have an uphill task overcoming the visitors occupying the second position on the League table. Monaco have played a total of 8 matches with a statistics of 6 win, 1 draw and 1 lose.Football analysts are expecting an explosive encounter as both teams will try to show us their best features, combinations and tactics to win this match.Speaking on the French Ligue 1 games, Brands and Marketing Director, StarTimes, Mr. Qasim Elegbede, said StarTimes will also broadcast other top leagues games from Serie A, Bundesliga and Chinese league, on sports channels including ST World Football (channel 245 or 254), ST Sports Premium (channel 246 or 252), ST Sports (channel 251 or 241), and ST Focus (channel 250 or 240).The live matches can also be watched on StarTimes mobile app available for download on Android and IOS devices for free. He added“StarTimes has lined up exciting mix of live football games and entertainment for maximum viewing pleasure of subscribers who crave for sporting actions with exclusive broadcast rights to Bundesliga, Serie A, ligue One, Chinese league,” Elegbede concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram StarTimes subscribers are in for another action-packed weekend of live games, particularly the match between Dijon FC and Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday 14th October from the Stade Gaston Gerare Stadium.PSG leading the table with 22 points from eight matches have only lost once to Dijon since 2011 but Dijon just one point away from relegation can only count on home advantage to get anything from this Saturday encounter.last_img read more

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first_imgManchester United went top of the Premier League as they beat Sunderland 3-0, while Manchester City were hammered 4-1 by Tottenham in the day’s early game.United struggled to break down Sunderland early on as in-form Anthony Martial started up front. Memphis Depay had a shot, but could not break through as Dick Advocaat’s men held firm.However, just before the break, Daley Blind played the ball over the top, Juan Mata took it first time and played it across the box for Depay to finish into an empty net.And minutes after half-time United were 2-0 up. Martial drove at the defence, crossed and Wayne Rooney deflected the ball in. David De Gea made a stunning save to keep the lead intact and Mata scored another to seal their place at the top of the table by one point.Harry Kane netted his first Tottenham goal in over 700 minutes of club football as he helped Tottenham come from behind to beat former league leaders Manchester City 4-1 at White Hart Lane. City — who had won the teams’ last four meetings, scoring 16 goals in the process — went ahead as Kevin De Bruyne broke free and hammered a low shot home to give them the lead, despite a questionable offside call.Shortly before half-time, Eric Dier capitalised on De Bruyne’s misplaced pass to strike a powerful equaliser from 30 yards then, just after the break, goalkeeper Willy Caballero was left nowhere as Toby Alderweireld headed home from a corner.Ten minutes later, Kane pounced as Christian Eriksen’s free kick clattered off the post to beat Caballero and make it 3-1 and Clinton Njie slotted the ball through for Erik Lamela to complete the rout late on.Chelsea rallied with two late goals to salvage a 2-2 draw at Newcastle. Just three days after losing to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup, Newcastle took a shock 2-0 lead by the hour mark.Ayoze Perez buried a shot on the half volley shortly before half-time, and Georginio Wijnaldum later doubled the advantage from a header following a corner kick.Ramires started the comeback with a thunderous strike in the 79th minute, and Willian tied it from a curling free kick three minutes from time.Chelsea came close to taking all three points, forcing Tim Krul to make some late saves for Newcastle, but ultimately the champions could not find a winner. Arsenal came from behind to beat Leicester 5-2 on the road thanks to a hat trick from Alexis Sanchez.Arsenal went behind inside 15 minutes as Jamie Vardy drilled a low shot past Petr Cech. The England striker hit the post, then minutes later he controlled a pass from Danny Drinkwater and bent the ball around the diving goalkeeper.However, the Gunners hit back a few minutes later as Vardy hit the bar with a header and Arsenal counter attacked quickly. Theo Walcott breezed past Robert Huth and finished coolly into the bottom corner. On 33 minutes, Arsenal were ahead as Hector Bellerin crossed for Alexis Sanchez to score his first of the season.The Chilean then doubled his tally with a cross that evaded goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to find its way into the net and bagged his hat trick with a stunning shot from outside the area.Leicester, who have made a habit of comebacks in recent weeks, netted again before the final whistle through Vardy, but could not complete another as Olivier Giroud bagged a fifth late on. Liverpool overcame Aston Villa with a 3-2 win in a thriller at Anfield.Liverpool went ahead inside 55 seconds as James Milner netted against his old club; the midfielder hammered a shot from the edge of the box after Phillipe Coutinho’s pass.Daniel Sturridge then got himself on the scoresheet for the first time since his return from injury with a wonderful volley in the 57th minute. Rudy Gestede got one back, but Sturridge struck again within a few minutes.Villa would not lie down though, as Gestede’s bullet header found the back of the net with 20 minutes left, but they could not force the equaliser. In a topsy-turvy game at Upton Park, Norwich held West Ham 2-2.Norwich went ahead as Robbie Brady bagged his first league goal for the club when he picked up a loose ball and hammered it home but the Hammers hit back before the break as Dimitri Payet’s cross found Diafro Sakho in the box.Nathan Redmond then put Norwich ahead as he was played through by Wes Hoolahan before shooting through a crowd of bodies, but Cheikhou Kouyate powered a late equaliser. Southampton got a much-needed win, 3-1 at home to Swansea.Saints’ new signing Virgil van Dijk headed home to open the scoring from a corner then Dusan Tadic doubled the lead in the 54th minute with an effort that may end up being given to Ki Sung-Yeung.Sadio Mane picked up his first Premier League goal since his record breaking hat trick back in May to make it 3-0 and secure the points, although Gylfi Sigurdsson netted an 83rd minute penalty consolation.Bournemouth’s 2-1 defeat against Stoke was overshadowed by a serious-looking injury to striker Callum Wilson, who was taken off on a stretcher in the first half.Stoke went ahead as Marko Arnautovic beat two defenders before delivering a perfect cross for Jonathan Walters to score but Bournemouth found their way back through Dan Gosling in the second half. The Cherries’ hearts were broken late on though as Mame Diouf headed a winner.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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