Notre Dame applies to host 2020 presidential election debates

first_imgNotre Dame is one of six locations that applied to host the 2020 presidential election debates, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Wednesday.Three cities will be selected as hosts by the nonpartisan organization, POLITICO reported.Other locations vying for the spots include Belmont University in Nashville, Creighton University in Omaha, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and the city of Hartford, Conn.University spokesman Dennis Brown said Notre Dame has no additional information at this time.This report was updated at 8:39 p.m.Tags: 2020 general election, 2020 presidential election, Commission on Presidential Debates, Debatelast_img read more

Syracuse discusses importance of tiebreakers after playing 17 through first 8 matches

first_img Published on February 25, 2015 at 12:02 am Contact Kevin: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Rhiann Newborn believes the way players perform in tiebreakers correlates with their state of mind going in.She’ll walk around the back of the court bouncing up and down. She tries to keep an aggressive mindset.“It just depends on how mentally focused you are,” said Newborn, SU’s most successful singles player, “how mentally you’re ready for the tiebreak.”Through the first eight matches of the season, Syracuse (5-3) has found itself in 17 tiebreakers, both in singles and doubles play, and it has a 10-7 record in such situations. Last season through eight matches, the Orange had only played in seven tiebreaks. They are a crucial part of the game and they can be mentally difficult.Tiebreakers — which determine the winner of tight sets — require a certain level of mental toughness from the players involved.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Obviously it’s a big part of the set,” Syracuse head coach Limam said. “Whoever wins that tiebreaker is going to end up having that little bit of momentum after that.”When senior Amanda Rodgers faced off against then-No. 60 singles player Jessica Wacnik on Boston College on Feb. 14, she played the match tight, but lost two tiebreak sets — and the match — 7-6, 7-6.Rodgers – who has played in four tiebreakers on the season — said she treats the short contests as new sets and forgets about everything that happened previously in the set.“I just kind of try to free my mind,” Rodgers said, “and I have a certain confidence just because I know how hard I work and I know that I work harder than my opponent, so I know that I could prevail.”And the mental aspect of tiebreakers doesn’t end when one player emerges victoriously. Rodgers said that winning and losing tiebreakers are not only the difference between winning and losing a set; there are also major effects on a player’s mental state going forward in the match if it occurs in the first set.“It’s really hard to bounce back from losing a tiebreaker,” Rodgers said. “I think that’s one of the hardest things in a match.”The mental effects of tiebreaker, both positive and negative, show in Rodgers’ scores this year. She has played two first-set tiebreaks in singles matches, and the outcomes of both of them have been identical to those at the end of the matches.In every tiebreaker for a singles player for Syracuse this season, a win has resulted in a win for the match. And conversely, a loss in the tiebreak has resulted in the player losing the match.It’s an aspect of the game that can make or break a player or a team and Limam knows its importance.Said Limam: “And one of the things we’ve been reminding the girls of is just having the clear vision and just committing to their shots and trusting their shots and playing their game during those moments and not focusing too much on the outcome or what the score is.” Commentslast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, July 12, 2016•3:35 a.m. Joshua M. Asbury, 23, Wellington was arrested and confined on two Sumner County bench warrants for probation violations.•3:35 a.m. Joshua M. Asbury, 23, Wellington was arrested and charged with interference with law enforcement officers.•9:48 a.m. Officers took a report of a public accident in the 400 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•10 a.m. Officers took a report of found credit card in the 100 block S. Washington, Wellington.•2 p.m. Letha I. Saunders, 88, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 55 mph in a 40 mph zone.•4:50 p.m. Felicia D. Tidwell, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 47 mph in a 30 mph zone.•8:35 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary and violation of protection order of a known suspect in the 2000 block E. 7th Wellington.•9:24 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of services in the 1000 block S. Jefferson, Wellington by known suspect.•9:58 p.m. Christopher A. Asbury, 22, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sedgwick County Warrant for criminal possession of a firearm.•10:07 p.m. Gavin R. Cairns, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration and defective tag light.•10:23 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property and theft in the 200 block W. Botkin, Wellington.•11:03 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1700 block N. A, Wellington.last_img read more