Roughly fifty students, led by Fossil Free ND, marched from McKenna Hall to the Main Building early Monday evening to protest the University’s current investment in fossil fuels. Freshman Adam Wiechman said the goal of Fossil Free ND is to push the University to fully divest from fossil fuels within the next five years. “We want the University to become an active voice in climate change and really take a look at those funds,” Wiechman said. The protest followed a talk by environmentalist Bill McKibben as part of the Hesburgh Lecture Series. “Bill McKibben, the inspiration for our movement, is the founder of the global divestment movement,” Wiechman said. “We decided to jump on the opportunity of him being here. We met with Bill beforehand; He gave us a shout-out during the speech. It was great.”Wiechman said they received bigger numbers than they initially anticipated. “We actually picked up a lot of people. We marched from McKenna to the Main Building, placing signs down along the way that were orange footprints that represented climate change impacts,” Wiechman said. Freshman Brittany Benninger said she was excited about the turnout and impressed by McKibben’s talk.“Bill McKibben is super influential right now, and we love that he was able to come out on campus,” Benninger said. “He gave a great lecture on climate change and the need to divest from fossil fuels, and that’s why we’re out here today.”Benninger said it is imperative the administration focuses on divestment in the next five years. “It’s really important that [the administration] understands that they need to take their money out of such practices and reinvest in some better, more sustainable and renewable income,” Benninger said. Freshman Abby Ferguson said she was also excited about the protest and the talk itself. “We had a lot of people join us from the talk, and I know we had a few people join us on the way,” Ferguson said. “We stopped seven times along the way to put down seven footprints for things that are the result of climate change, such as drought, sea level rise, ocean acidification and crop reduction.”Protestors were invited to sign a banner that had shamrocks in the outline of a globe. “We wanted people to sign to show individual support for the cause,” Ferguson said. According to Ferguson, the administration has been less than cooperative or responsive to any of the group’s protests. “I don’t know if Jenkins has had an official response to any of this, but if he has, I know it’s been basically to say, ‘Stop,” Ferguson said. “The administration has thus far, based on what I understand and know, has been really unresponsive, just kind of trying to ignore it and hope it’ll go away. But the goal is to not let that happen because this is important.”Tags: divest, Fossil Free ND, fossil fuels, protest
Femi Solaja with agency reportThere are strong indications that Spanish giants, FC Barcelona, are on the pursuit of a Nigerian-born Karim Adeyemi who is been touted to be among the next generation Lionel Messi for the club.According to Spanish outlet, Mundo Deportivo, the Catalans are eyeing a move for FC Liefering’s young sensation who is just 17 yeard old and has an incredible record in Austria’s second tier. The youngster had so far scored five goals and assisted four in nine league games. Karim Adeyemi Adeyemi, who was born in Munich, Germany to a Nigerian father and a Romanian mother, actually belongs to Red Bull Salzburg and represents their U-19 side in the UEFA Youth League where he scored twice with one of the goals against Liverpool’s U-19 team.Barcelona are believed to be impressed with the Nigerian qualities and compare him to Ansu Fati.The club could try to secure his signing as soon as January. The young German is said to be a personal bet of La Masia Director Patrick Kluivert.The initial plan is to secure the starlet in the winter market and send him to train with Barca B until he’s ready for first-team promotion.However, the only thing that could spoil Barca’s plans is the alleged €8m price tag Red Bull Salzburg have put on the 17-year-old. Considering Adeyemi’s potential, the Austrians are not ready to let him go for peanuts.Only recently, Nigeria lost the chance to have the duo of Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori to play for Super Eagles. The duo opted for England.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Morton, who lowered his ERA to 2.10 on the season, also tossed seven shutout innings in his last start against the Tigers on June 5.“I felt alright. They hit a few balls real hard. Got some great plays behind us,” Morton told reporters after the game. “Guys swung the bats there. Another awesome team win.” Related News Charlie Morton recaps his dominant win over the A’s tonight.💪#RaysUp #MLB pic.twitter.com/XgyqTU3zPj— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) June 11, 2019Brandon Lowe, Ji-Man Choi and Kevin Kiermaier all finished with two RBIs for Tampa Bay in the victory..@KKiermaier39 does it with the glove in the top of the 7th, and then in the bottom half, smokes one out of here!💥💥💥@Raysbaseball takes a 4-0 lead!#RaysUp #MLB pic.twitter.com/8jLRf3Xadt— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) June 11, 2019The Rays improved to 41-24 with the win while the Athletics fell to 33-34.Stud of the nightMichael Wacha threw six shutout innings in the Cardinals’ 4-1 win over the Marlins.Thanks for playing! A huge start for Wacha tonight, and he just keeps rolling. #TimeToFly pic.twitter.com/cSgcIwm0Fk— FOX Sports Midwest (@FSMidwest) June 11, 2019Dud of the nightRangers outfielder Delino DeShields went 0 for 5 with three strikeouts against the Red Sox. But, Texas came away with a 4-3 win in extra innings.HighlightsIan Desmond smoked this ball. David Ortiz shooting brings well-wishes, support from players Yankees trade rumors: New York has spoken with Blue Jays about Marcus Stroman Charlie Morton continued his stellar season Monday.The 35-year-old right-hander pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed just two hits in the Rays’ 6-2 win over the Athletics at Tropicana Field. He struck out seven and walked two while throwing 94 pitches. Ian Desmond’s 486 ft homer is the longest by any player this season. 😱 pic.twitter.com/WPmFEZ4lb8— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) June 11, 2019The Diamondbacks led off their game against the Phillies with back-to-back-to-back home runs.The @Dbacks are the sixth team ever to hit back-to-back-to-back homers to lead off a game, and the first since the 2017 D-Backs. (h/t: @StatsbyStats) pic.twitter.com/wQIxpCz1SF— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) June 11, 2019What’s nextMets (32-33) at Yankees (40-24) — The 2019 Subway Series will begin with a doubleheader Tuesday after Monday’s game was rained out. Zack Wheeler (5-3, 4.61 ERA) is set to start for the Mets in Game 1 while Jason Vargas (2-3, 3.57 ERA) will pitch the night cap. The Yankees will counter with Masahiro Tanaka (3-5, 3.42 ERA) and James Paxton (3-2, 3.11 ERA).