first_imgOn Thursday, the Saint Mary’s Class Gift Campaign paid homage to the ghostly inhabitants of Saint Mary’s with its Sweet Treats and Scary Stories event. It is rumored that various ghosts, including the spirit of Sister Madeleva, former president of the College, roam the halls of Saint Mary’s after hours. At the event, staff and students read excerpts from “Quiet Hours: Revealing the Mysteries,” a book written by three Saint Mary’s alumnae. This collection of short stories tells actual experiences of Saint Mary’s students, faculty and staff with ghosts around campus. Participants listened to ghost stories while enjoying a spread of sweets including a chocolate fondue bar, apple cider, hot chocolate, pumpkin pie and candy apples. “I had read ‘Quiet Hours’ before, but my favorite story is of the girl walking down the avenue,” first year Madeline Haverilla said. “A murderer sees her on the road, but doesn’t attack her because he sees someone walking with her, even though she was alone. It gave me the chills, but it also made me feel like there is someone looking out for us.” Continuing the scary theme of the night, students participated in a costume contest that awarded the scariest, creepiest costumes. First prize was a bobblehead figure of Dr. Carol Ann Mooney, president of Saint Mary’s College, and her husband George Efta. Due to cold temperatures, very few students dressed up. “I would have dressed up if it wasn’t so cold outside,” sophomore Kira Terrill said. The Class Gift Campaign also raffled off $50, $25 and $10 of munch money in a drawing. Students entered the drawing by picking up tickets at the dining hall and student center throughout the week and by presenting them upon arrival at the event. This year, the Class Gift Campaign co-sponsored the event with the Resident Hall Association (RHA). “RHA has always hosted an Autumn Harvest, an event with fall themed treats, for students. But this year, Class Gift Campaign approached us with the idea of working together on this event,” RHA President Kat Nelson said. “The event has had a great turnout. We had canoe races around the lake earlier, and then everyone came over afterwards. Some faculty and staff members brought their families, and it was great to see some professors with their kids.” The event also gave students the opportunity to make individual donations. “We hope that students will see how much tradition there is at Saint Mary’s and how important it is that everyone give back to the College,” Amy Dardinger, assistant director of Phonathon, said.  “It’s a fun event to host around Halloween time, but its also a way to remind students that many people before them made a Saint Mary’s education possible.”last_img read more

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India will play 10 Tests at home and eight away.Each team will play six series – three at home and three away.India will not play Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the two-year cycle.center_img New Delhi: In cricket, there is a World Cup for ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals. However, come August and cricket will enter a new era. The first Ashes Test between England and Australia at Edgbaston will be the start of the new World Test Championship. This concept is almost like a Test World Cup and it is intended to give more meaning to bilateral Test series. The top nine Test-playing nations will be part of the new Test World Championship with the likes of Ireland, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, who have been provisionally suspended by the ICC not part of the cycle. The concept of the World Test championship is simple. Each team will play a total of six series in this two-year period which will be split into three home series and three away series. The series can consist of two-Test series, three-Test, four Test or five-Test series. Points will be allotted in each series, with 120 points divided by the number of games in each series. India’s schedule in the two-year World Test Championship is rather interesting. Their first series will be the upcoming two-Test series against West Indies in Antigua and Jamaica in August and September. India’s remaining five series after this is very interesting. After the two-Test series in West Indies, India will play three Tests at home against South Africa while they play two Tests against Bangladesh from the period of October 2019 to November 2019. After the five Tests at home, India will then embark on a two-Test tour to New Zealand in February and March. After the New Zealand series, India will then embark on a four-Test tour to Australia in November to January 2021 while they finish the cycle with a five-Test series against England at home.Also Read | Virat Kohli retains numero uno spot in ICC Test batsmen rankings, check complete list hereThus, India will play 10 Tests at home and eight matches away in this period. Basically, they avoid playing in England, South Africa and Sri Lanka while they play no series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka at all in the first two-year cycle. The Tests in New Zealand will take place on February 21 and February 29 in Wellington and Christchurch. The venues for the Test matches in Australia have not been decided. India plays the third-most number of Tests behind England’s 22 and Australia’s 19.Also Read | ICC picks team of tournament; Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni miss outAs mentioned, the Test championship will have 120 points divided by the number of games in each series. In a two-Test series, a win gives a team 60 points while a draw gives them 20 points. There will be no points for a defeat. In a three-Test series, a win results in 40 points while a draw gives them 13 points. In a four-Test series, a win gives a team 30 points while a draw gets only 10 points. In a five-Test series, as in the case of the Ashes or in an India vs England series, a win gives the side 24 points while a draw gives them eight points. India’s schedule in the first two-year cycle of the World Test Championship basically gives them plenty of home benefits while also avoiding difficult overseas tours, with only two Tests scheduled in New Zealand. The schedule has worked out perfectly for India as they look to become one of the two teams to square off in the summit Test clash in Lord’s on June 2021.India Test Championship schedule(Away, 2 Tests)West Indies vs India: August-September 2019(Home, 3 Tests) India vs South Africa: October 2019(Home, 2 Tests) India vs Bangladesh: November 2019(Away, 2 Tests) New Zealand vs India: February-March 2020(Away, 4 Tests) Australia vs India: November 2020-January 2021(Home, 5 Tests) India vs England: January-March 2021last_img read more

first_imgWE EXPECT help whenever we are injured while playing a sport. We also expect the helpers to know what they are doing. A qualified first-aider should be present at every match and training session. There are a number of serious injuries and conditions that require prompt action, therefore, we should know what to look for and how to act if someone is seriously injured. When a sportsperson has stopped breathing, we can restart their respiratory system by forcing air into their lungs. We can do this by giving mouth-to-mouth ventilation (MMV). If their heart has stopped beating, we can try to get it beating again by cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or a cardiac massage. However, we should always try to send for medical assistance. The following procedures can be applied while waiting for help to arrive. Mouth-to-mouth ventilation (MMV) MMV, referred to sometimes as the ‘Kiss of Life’, is an emergency procedure used to restore breathing by inflating the casualty’s lungs with your own breath. This usually helps the casualty to breathe on his own again and may very well save his life. 1. Have the casualty lie on his back and then open the airways by lifting the chin and tilting the head back. 2. Clear the mouth and throat of any obstruction. 3. Pinch the nostrils closed with thumb and index finger to prevent air from escaping. 4. Take a deep breath. Seal your lips firmly around the casualty’s open mouth. Breathe out smoothly and firmly until the chest rises. Take your mouth away watch the chest fall. 5. Take another deep breath and repeat. Repeat with one breath every six seconds for one minute. If breathing hasn’t returned within one minute, continue MMV, and check for pulse. If there is no pulse, start CPR. If breathing returns, place casualty in the recovery position. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/ cardiac massage If you are certain that the person has no pulse, CPR is a way of forcing a stopped heart to beat while waiting for medical help to arrive. 1. Check for a pulse. If the heart has stopped, there will be no pulse, the skin will be pale, lips blue, and arms and legs will be limp. 2. Place the person on his back and use the fingers to find the point where the ribs meet the breastbone. Put your middle finger over this point and your index finger higher up on the breast bone. 3. Put the heel of the other hand on the breast bone just above your index finger. This is the point where pressure should be applied. 4. Place the heel of the other hand on top of this hand and interlock your fingers. 5. Lean over the person with your arms straight. Press down firmly on the breast bone to a depth of about 45cm, then rock backwards to release the pressure. Keep your hands in place. Repeat at a rate of about 100 compressions in a minute. 6. Check pulse regularly. Stop compressions as soon as pulse returns. MMV and CPR If the casualty isn’t breathing and has no pulse, the following actions must be taken. 1. Open his airway and give two breaths using MMV. 2. Give 15 chest compressions. 3. Give two breaths. 4. Give 15 chest compressions. 5. Repeat the above until help arrives, while checking breathing and pulse regularly.  The recovery position Always use the recovery position for an unconscious person who is breathing. The position is slightly altered if the person has certain injuries. An individual can be rolled into the basic recovery position by doing the following. 1. Tilt the head back. This prevents the tongue from blocking throat and closing off the airways. 2. Keep the neck and back in a straight line. 3. Keep the hip and knee both bent at 90 degrees. This keeps the body safe, stable and comfortable. 4. Use the individual’s hand to support the head, which should be slightly lower than the rest of the body. This allows fluids to drain from the mouth. 5. Check pulse and breathing regularly while waiting for medical help. NB: The Red Cross and other organisations, conduct first aid courses. With a little training we may be able to provide life saving assistance in an emergency. Next Week: Health and Nutritionlast_img read more