first_imgDespite Wednesday’s expected high of 31 degrees, the Siegfried Hall Ramblers will be wearing only T-shirts, shorts and flip flops as part of their annual Day of Man. The event aims to promote solidarity with the homeless — many of whom do not have adequately warm clothing during winter months — and collect funds for the South Bend Center for the Homeless, junior Michael Hernick, Day of Man co-commissioner said.“Last year we raised $22,000, so I mean, our goal for this year is to beat that again,” junior Isaac Althoff, Day of Man co-commissioner, said. “That was $9,000 over our previous record, so [to] just keep pushing the record up there is always the goal.”Siegfried Hall president, sophomore Sam Bishop, participated in the Day of Man last year and said the event is “a lot of fun” despite the cold temperatures.“Probably my best memory is standing outside of South Dining Hall for an hour in the freezing cold, and I was dressed as a banana and we had some funny signs, and just having a lot of fun with the passersby and people laughing at us,” Bishop said. “It hurts because it’s very cold. Your fingers and toes start to hurt, but it’s worth it.” Hernick said when he participated in the Day of Man during his freshman year, the temperature was between 15 to 20 degrees, and it was “snowing sideways.”“I remember I was standing outside [LaFortune Student Center] with one of my friends, and then on the way back, it was really cold out, obviously,” Hernick said. “We decided to sprint back to Siegfried, and then he slipped and dropped his cup, so I had to stand there in the cold helping him pick up all his money. … I felt like my fingers were about to fall off, and I was really mad at the moment, but it’s a good laugh now.”The Day of Man gives Siegfried students the opportunity to bond, Althoff said.“It’s definitely an event that everyone looks forward to,” Althoff said. “People wake up in the morning and they cut their shirts and make them even more scanty. It’s just a big group thing.”Bishop said suffering in the cold helps the men of Siegfried empathize with the homeless and gives them a sense of perspective.“It definitely bonds us because one of the main points of Day of Man — maybe the most valuable thing in it — is an expression of solidarity with the poor, with those who are exposed,” Bishop said. “In expressing that solidarity with them, we are also expressing it with each other. So we suffer together, we stand outside together. We do all of it together for others.”According to Hernick, raising awareness of homelessness is necessary, and a group from Siegfried volunteers at the Center for the Homeless every Saturday.“The goal of the whole day is obviously to raise some money, but it’s also to raise awareness and to work really hard this one day so that people think about homelessness, and think about the problems it poses a little more the other 364 days of the year,” he said.Tags: Center for the Homeless, Day of Man, Siegfried Halllast_img read more

first_imgA 1,068 TEU containership, owned by Maersk Line, has been detained in Tunisia in relation to claims on Maersk Honam fire, the Danish shipping major informed.“We can confirm that on September 10, 2018 the vessel Alexander Maersk was detained in the Port of Sfax, Tunisia,” a spokesperson from Maersk said.The spokesperson added that the detention is related “to different claims cases which we are looking into and have informed our insurance company about. We cooperate with all relevant authorities to resolve the matter as quickly as possible”The Danish flagged container vessel Alexander Maersk, deployed on a SeagoLine-service in the Eastern Mediterranean, arrived in Tunisia on September 8 and was subsequently arrested in relation to claims on losses shippers suffered in the Maersk Honam fire.The ultra large boxship was hit by a serious fire on March 6, while it was sailing around 900 nautical miles southeast of Salalah, Oman. The fire claimed the lives of a total of five crew members.Maersk Honam, which was carrying 7,860 containers at the time of the incident, spent over two months at sea before berthing at Jebel Ali port on May 27.At the time, Maersk Line said that “containers which have been declared sound and for which all General Average and Salvage securities have been submitted” were released and loaded on other vessels for transport to their final destination.The company added that the condition of the vessel was to be further evaluated, confirming Maersk Line’s earlier announced plans to repair the fire-stricken Maersk Honam.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgAfter an outstanding performance at Masters in Monte Carlo, Damir Džumhur progressed by 17 places on the latest ATP rankings.The best BiH tennis player is now the 82nd tennis player in the world with 677 points and, if he continues playing good at the ATP tournament in Bucharest, he might beat his best ranking in career (77th place).Mirza Bašić fell from the 129th place to 132nd place with 446 points. Aldin Šetkić remained on the 208th place with 250 points, Tomislav Brkić regressed by one place and is now 314th with 155 points. Nerman Fatić progressed by two places and is now the 641 tennis player in the world with 46 points.Novak Đoković is still by far the best tennis player in the world with 15.550 points, almost twice as many points than his first follower Andy Murray (8.175).(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more