For 29 hours and 18 minutes, Notre Dame fans tuned in Sunday and Monday to watch a live broadcast of student performances and show their support for student groups by flooding the website with their donations.Chris Collins | The Observer Aaron Wall, the director of Notre Dame Day, said this year’s number of monetary gifts from donors far surpassed that of last year’s. A total of 21,478 gifts were given this year compared to last year’s 16,550 gifts. In 2014, Notre Dame Day’s inaugural year, 4,400 gifts were received.“It’s a year-long process, that’s my full time job. Next year starts now,” Wall said. “The whole idea of Notre Dame Day stems from the incredible student presence that we have on campus … and the reality when we started this a couple years ago was that all groups on campus are required to do fundraising and the reality is that it’s hard to do that.”This year, Glee Club, Saint Edward’s Hall, the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund, Men’s Rowing and Financial Aid occupied the top five spots on the leaderboard. Glee Club held the No. 1 spot with over $33,000.Wall, a Notre Dame alum, said he remembers how hard it was as a student to fundraise for dorms or other student groups. He said Notre Dame Day is a day that helps to make this process easier and helps students alleviate some of the financial burden that comes with running various organizations. He said Notre Dame Day helps donors get more “bang for their buck” by redistributing funds back into student groups.“We’re not raising money for Notre Dame, we’re raising it for the students,” Wall said. “I’m always just surprised at some of the groups I did not know about before. Like the Military Veterans club that raises a scholarship for veterans to get MBA at Notre Dame.“Ask yourself what you love the most and you can support it and use the million dollars that my team has raised ahead of time to multiply it.”Wall said his decision to attend Notre Dame 16 years ago was a transformative experience that has motivated him to continue working for the University.“What I believe the case is, is that … Notre Dame is not a perfect place, it never will be, it’s made up of flawed people and a flawed institution but that’s okay,” Wall said. “But there [are] so many good things about this place that people care so deeply about and that’s why people are generous. We do a good job as a family because there are so many good things for you to support.”He said as an alum his main goal is to support the students here in any way possible.“I know that transformative power of the University and I think as a community we have a great collective sense of that,” Wall said. “We can always do better and invest in our community so that it can continue to thrive and continue to be excellent.”This year, Notre Dame Day raised money for 900 campus groups. These groups included all residence halls, athletic teams, student activities, Notre Dame alumni associations that give scholarships, academic departments and more. Last year over half of the $1 million went to student residence halls and organizations and Wall said he expects the same thing will happen this year after finalizing the numbers.Wall said his favorite part of his job is meeting students. He addressed some of the confusion students have with Notre Dame Day, saying he can understand some of the confusion because when he was a student at Notre Dame, he never understood the fiscal reality of the University.“The point being is that the number one thing I hear from students … is that we’re just raising more money for Notre Dame and the answer is simply that it isn’t true,” Wall said. “It is all about helping students and having the opportunity to raise money for what they care the most about.“I support the College Republicans just as much as the College Democrats. I know you as a group of students are really passionate about your groups and we as the University have to do more and more to support you and this is the fiscal way to do it. This isn’t about raising money for anything but our students.”Tags: fundraising, Notre Dame Day, residence halls
Sixty degrees? Cover your knees.Sure, it rhymes, but there’s a lot to that old saw. Knees are among the hardest working of cyclists’ joints- and the most often troubled. Being kind to your knees by keeping them warm and protected on chilly days pays off in reduced stiffness, soreness, and injury.But all of us have suffered from knee warmers that, to put it simply, suck. As simple as a pair of footless socks should be, there’s little as irritating as poorly-placed seams, bunchiness behind the knees, or bulky grippers that pull shorts down while rubbing uncomfortably on the saddle. All reasons why is why the Roubaix model from Italianate clothiers Capo are standouts.Pre-formed from several pieces of hollow-core Roubaix fabric into a knee-like bend, Capo have nailed the warmers’ fit. Despite the numerous seams, none cross the knee or make themselves known while pedaling. Sewn-in reflective tabs at the calf add a measure of security at dawn and dusk. Black, red, and white versions are available in two sizes (S/M and L/XL) and stitched together right here in the USA.Ultimately, it’s the extremely thin thigh gripper’s that make the Roubaixes work so well. With tacky silicone on both the inside and outside, they hold fast to both leg and shorts, remaining comfortable for several hours on road and off. No pulling, no bunching, and no unnecessary bulk. Until it’s time to pull them off, they’re easy to forget the Capos altogether.Given the overly simple construction, far-Eastern manufacture, and annoying slippage to which $30+ knee warmers are prone, the Capos easily justify the jump to $50. If they hold up even half as long as others we’ve tried, they’re well worth the asking price.marcwww.capocycling.com
Tickets are on sale for John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, the solo play written by and starring the two-time Tony winner of the show’s title. Daniel Sullivan will direct the play at the American Airlines Theatre, with previews slated to begin on December 21 and an opening scheduled for January 11, 2018. The work will play a limited engagement through March 4. John Lithgow: Stories by Heart evokes memories from Lithgow’s family, exploring and expanding on the limits of the actor’s craft, and conjuring a cast of characters from classic short stories by Ring Lardner and P.G. Wodehouse.John Lithgow’s Broadway résumé spans more than four decades. He earned a 1973 Tony Award for his Broadway debut in The Changing Room and another for his turn in the 2002 musical Sweet Smell of Success. Lithgow’s other Broadway performances have included Tony-nominated roles in Requiem for a Heavyweight, M. Butterfly, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and The Columnist. Lithgow is a five-time Emmy winner for his work on Amazing Stories, 3rd Rock from the Sun and Dexter and a two-time Oscar nominee for The World According to Garp and Terms of Endearment.The design team will include John Lee Beatty (scenic design) and Kenneth Posner (lighting design). John Lithgow: Stories by Heart first appeared in a 2008 off-Broadway incarnation directed by Jack O’Brien. John Lithgow View Comments
Julia Miles(Photo: Courtesy of WP Theater) Julia Miles, founder of off-Broadway’s seminal Women’s Project who championed the cause of female playwrights and theater artists, died on March 18. According to a statement from WP Theater, Miles passed away after a long illness. She was 90.Miles, who was born in Pelham, Georgia, co-founded the Theatre Current company in Brooklyn Heights during the early 1960s, and, after joining the The American Place Theatre in 1964, identified a key demographic issue in the company’s slate of produced work. “I’ve been here 16 years,” she told The New York Times in 1979, “and realized that we’ve had a very small number of plays by women.”Miles took up her concerns with the Ford Foundation, received an $80,000 grant and began the Woman’s Project, a seminal organization that would nurture the work of women playwrights and directors, becoming the oldest and largest theater company dedicated to promoting the work of female theater artists at all stages in their careers.In 1978, the Women’s Project began its work with Choices, a performed anthology of women-penned poetry and prose. “The production explores the choices that women have,” Miles said when that production opened. “Hopefully, there are now more of those choices and women are more definite about what they are.” Wrote Mel Gussow in The New York Times about the Women’s Project’s inaugural production: “Choices serves as a brief introduction to the artistic energy of literary women. Given the variety of versatile people who are engaged in the ‘Women’s Project,’ we look forward to the plays, playwrights and directors that should emerge.”Under the auspices of the American Place Theatre, the Women’s Project then began its first season, a reading of 20 women’s plays, culminating in a festival of three productions: Lavonne Mueller’s Warriors From a Long Childhood, Betsy Shevey’s Signs of Life and Rose Leiman Goldemberg’s Letters Home. “I want to help women all over the country,” Miles said about the Project’s first season. “Women don’t know there are places receptive to their plays: And there are no role models. There are no plays written and directed by women on Broadway,” she said. “Lavonne Mueller is a good example. She has written nine plays, but never heard a line of hers spoken on stage.” View Comments “It’s now or never for women,” Miles, who studied acting at Northwestern University and took classes with Lee Strasberg after moving to New York, continued. “The first step is to get the number of women playwrights increased. The next step is to get the quality increased. It will happen.”Under her direction, the Women’s Project operated as an essential wing of the American Place Theatre for nine years, producing influential work like Emily Mann’s Still Life (1980), Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd’s A…My Name Is Alice (1983) and Lavonne Mueller’s Breaking the Prairie Wolf Code (1985) and Little Victories (1982), about an imaginative meeting between Susan B. Anthony and Joan of Arc. “The method is similar to that in the first scene of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, in which famous women of art and history exchange ideas and items of biography,” wrote Mel Gussow in his review of Little Victories in The New York Times. “One difference is that in Little Victories, we watch the characters actively contest male domination—and win.”“Neither Joan or Miss Anthony is pictured as an iron maiden,” he continued. “The characters are women first, symbols second.”In 1987, Miles, citing limited financial resources, performance space and “inhospitable” conditions, split from the American Place Theater. The Women’s Project, eventually renamed WP Theater, then became an independent, nonprofit organization with its own board of directors. Now located at the McGinn/Cazale Theater on the Upper West Side, the Women’s Project and WP Theater has produced more than 600 plays written and directed by women over its 42-year history, nurturing artists like Lauren Yee, Sarah Grancher, Laura Enson and Kate Whoriskey in recent years.Notably, Miles was also the founder of the League of Professional Theatre Women, which she began in 1981 to emphasize programming and networking among women in all aspects of theater. The purpose of the League, she said, was “to get the commercial Broadway theater to know about nonprofit women playwrights and directors so that we could get them some work.”“Julia made all of us,” Lisa McNulty, the current artistic director of the WP Theater, said in a letter after Miles’ passing. “The debt all of us women who make theater owe her can never be repaid. We must take her example and do our best to make spaces for artists who aren’t given space, and to shout loudly for those who aren’t given a voice,” she wrote.”If we can do that, we will give back a fraction of what we’ve been given.” Founding Women’s Project members Gayle Austin, Kathleen Chalfant and Julia Miles (Photo: Courtesy of WP Theater)
Related Event ticketing platform Billetto has entered into a long term partnership with Challenge Nordic race organiser RaceMakers, where ‘the goal is to ensure further expansion, in a competitive and ever growing market.’ The partnership is stated as ‘the first in a series of significant collaborations Billetto will present this year, all within the sports segment.’Currently active in 21 countries, the Challenge Family brand is billed as ‘the most rapidly growing long distance triathlon series globally’. The headquarters of Challenge Nordic are located in Denmark – owned and operated by RaceMakers, with Claus Vesterby as the Event Director.Challenge Nordic covers all of the Challenge Family events that take place in Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland, where over 10,000 athletes take part. ‘And in Denmark alone 3,000 volunteers will also be on-board by 2017, to help coordinate the upcoming events.’ Currently there are five events planned across the Nordic region.Claus Vesterby, Event Director & Partner at RaceMakers said “Partnering with Billetto is very exciting. As an organisation we have set new objectives for the possibilities of our events in the Nordics. In collaboration with Billetto, we will increase the number of participants, while we widen our understanding of the athletes. Together, this will ensure that we are offering our athletes the best product we possibly can.”A recent focus on the sport industry will aim to position Billetto as ‘the go-to platform for similar organisers, and a synergy effect between events is to be expected, as even more people with sport interests will visit Billetto.’Mads Rasmussen, Senior Partnership Manager at Billetto added, “The new partnership with Challenge Nordic will not only boost the ticket sales, it will also give the organisation a clearer overview of their target group. Understanding the audience is vital in order to grow, and that is what the Billetto platform is built to do. We are really looking forward to the collaboration with Challenge Nordic – which won’t be the only partnership we present within the sport segment this year.”Billetto is a VC-backed tech startup based in Copenhagen, London, Stockholm, Oslo, Berlin and Amsterdam. The company notes that it is growing rapidly and is currently expanding operations across all of its markets.At its core, Billetto is positioned as a simple self-service ticketing platform, designed to make event creation and selling tickets easy. Unlike traditional ticketing services, Billetto adds that it acts as a social and mobile events community, where people can discover local events and follow their favourite artists, venues and promoters.Since its inception in 2009 Billetto has reportedly grown by more than 400% each year, and now includes brands such as Virgin, Soho House, Vice and Red Bull amongst its 16,000 clients. The company hosts more than 50,000 events annually, and its member community has just crossed the first million.www.Billetto.dkwww.RaceMakers.dk
In his passing the gavel ceremony June 30, Chief Justice Fred Lewis announced his intention to establish a committee to study how to evaluate the performance of Florida’s trial and appellate judges and pass the results to the public.Just a month later, the committee is being organized.The Florida Bar Board of Governors at its July 28 meeting approved, as recommended by the Program Evaluation Committee, establishing a Florida Bar/Florida Supreme Court joint committee to study the hows and whys of judicial evaluations.Program Evaluation Committee Chair Gwynne Young said Lewis encountered a proposal for judicial evaluations at a Bar committee and he “liked it so much that he has already run with it.”Young said the select committee as presented would have eight judge members, eight lawyer members, and three public nonlawyer members. She said the PEC’s only change was to recommend the number of public members be increased from three to five.She also said a neutral, careful evaluation of judges is needed to counteract purported surveys and evaluations being done by narrow interest groups.Bar President Hank Coxe said First District Court of Appeal Judge Peter Webster, who has written on the subject, had discussed the formation of such a committee with Chief Justice Lewis, and Lewis will appoint Webster as chair. Coxe said he had spoken with former Republican state representative and former Solicitor General Tom Warner of West Palm Beach, also an expert on judicial evaluation, and Warner has agreed to serve as vice chair.“There must be a [neutral] means of evaluating judges because special interest groups are doing this,” Coxe said.The board unanimously approved the PEC recommendation to create the new joint committee. August 15, 2006 Regular News Panel created to examine judicial evaluation plans Panel created to examine judicial evaluation plans
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A former barrister of the year who made ‘repeated’ sexual advances to an unnamed woman has been fined.According to an independent disciplinary tribunal John Randall made sexual advances to a woman referred to as ‘Ms X’ by repeatedly touching and stroking her thigh without her consent.The act took place in November 2014 in a bar at Highgate House in Northamptonshire.According to the tribunal, which handed down its ruling on Wednesday, Randall ‘failed to act with integrity’. He was fined £2,000 and reprimanded.Randall was called to the bar in 1978. Last year he was named UK Land and Property Barrister of the Year by a legal publication.
A solicitor who allowed a struck-off colleague to continue representing clients has been suspended from practice for two years.Mahesh Chouhan effectively took over management of Middlesex firm ABM Solicitors & Advocates from the banned Bina Maistry in October 2018, but she continued to deal with the client account and sign the firm’s cheques. The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal said it appeared Chouhan found himself in charge of a firm with no real understanding of the role; he was ‘out of his depth’ and not competent to have been in a position to be owner.But this did not excuse his conduct, which caused harm to clients and also to the reputation of the profession, with the result that Chouhan needed to be removed for a period of time but not necessarily struck off. Once his suspension ends, he will not be allowed to practise as a sole practitioner or owner of a firm, be a partner of a firm or hold client money, and any work as a solicitor must be approved by the SRA.The tribunal heard that Chouhan had been admitted as a solicitor in 2011, joined ABM in July 2017 and was senior partner with the firm until it was intervened in by the SRA last September.Maistry had been one of the original partners before she was struck off for misleading the court during a hearing, misleading a solicitor in correspondence and attempting to mislead the SRA. But within a month of her being banned, she appeared for the firm in the West London Family Court on two client matters – both placement orders concerning children. It later emerged that Maistry had been holding herself out as a solicitor using her maiden name and that she attended the firm’s offices most afternoons to see clients, with Chouhan’s decisions having to go through her. For at least nine months after being struck off, she remained the only person in the firm who had the ability to go in to the accounts and sign cheques.Chouhan recognised he should not have allowed Maistry access to the office and took on the position of senior partner without firstly understanding the role. His suspension followed an agreed outcome with the SRA. He will also pay £24,500 costs as a result of this agreement.
NO CLEARER signal could have been given. On November 29 the Swiss population voted by a majority of 63·5% to support a massive investment programme in their rail network. The Bern government now has a mandate to spend SFr30·5bn on rail projects over the next two decades, including the much debated AlpTransit base tunnels. The vote followed the September 27 referendum on levying taxes on transit lorries (RG 11.98 p747), and a positive outcome in the second vote was widely anticipated.With the financing of the base tunnels assured, Swiss Federal Railways was able to authorise its project management company AlpTransit Gotthard AG to proceed with detailed planning and preparations. Tenders have already been called for preparatory works such as access roads and alterations to the track at Amsteg, and tenders for the five main construction contracts for the Gotthard base tunnel will be issued in the second half of this year; the main attack on the rock faces should start in 2000 or early 2001. BLS L
RABAT, MOROCCO – JUNE 25: A man takes a customer’s temperature as he enters a cafe shop after restaurants and cafe shops reopened, which were closed within the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic restrictions, after the restrictions were eased in Rabat, Morocco on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Jalal Morchidi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) RABAT, MOROCCO – JUNE 25: A man takes a customer’s temperature as he enters a cafe shop after restaurants and cafe shops reopened, which were closed within the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic restrictions, after the restrictions were eased in Rabat, Morocco on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Jalal Morchidi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)Morocco registered 1,555 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the tally in the North African country since March 2 to 70,160, the health ministry said in a statement.In addition, 37 new deaths were reported, pushing the death toll to 1,329.The total recoveries increased by 1,446 to 53,929 in the last 24 hours, while more than 185 patients are in intensive care units.China has helped Morocco in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.A batch of medical supplies donated by the government of northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region was transported on June 8 to Casablanca-Settat in Morocco.On May 14, China Development Bank sent a batch of donation, including respirators and medical protective masks, to help Morocco fight the COVID-19 pandemic.China’s Guizhou Province also donated 15,000 surgical gloves, 20,000 medical masks and 2,000 protective suits to help protect Moroccan medical workers fighting the pandemic.Related Morocco’s COVID-19 cases surpass 65,000 Morocco confirms 129 new COVID-19 cases Morocco’s COVID-19 cases surpass 30,000
Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share Share LocalNews Use Dominica’s experience as an example by: – June 20, 2018 64 Views one comment Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Dr. Reginald ThomasPermanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr. Reginald Thomas has urged neighboring islands to use Dominica as an example to implement climate change resilient measures.Addressing a three day Post Disaster Needs Assessment Training Workshop on Monday, 18 June 2018, Dr. Thomas said his Ministry is instructing its staff to help them be prepared in the case of an event.He described the workshop, hosted by the Ministry in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), as timely since the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season commenced on 1 June and it is important that the country can respond “in the shortest possible time” to any climatic event.“We are just beginning the hurricane season so it is indeed a good time, and it is important that we go through this program to ensure that we get the maximum benefits from it,” Dr. Thomas stated.He noted that in the face of disasters, time is of the essence hence the ability to respond in an effective manner is critical to building resilience and rebounding quickly.“For those of us from the neighboring islands who were spared from Maria, we want for you to go back and put the necessary systems in your country, in the event that you are faced with something similar, so that you can respond and respond in the shortest time,” Dr. Thomas added.
Japan Volleyball League Organization chief Kenji Shimaoka (left) and vice president Naoji Sato attend a news conference on Tuesday. | KYODO Japan Volleyball League Organization, Kenji Shimaoka GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 The Japan Volleyball League Organization announced Tuesday its plan to set up a new “Super League” aimed at professionalizing the sport starting in the fall of 2018.The group, which organizes the top-division V. Premier League and the second-tier Challenge League, said it will solicit teams that want to play in the new league through the end of November and will go ahead with the plan if six or more squads express their intention to take part. RELATED PHOTOS If there are less than six that raise their hand, the organization will forego the scheme. The current Premier and Challenge leagues, largely made up of corporate teams, will remain intact regardless of what happens with the plan.“We’d like to break away from the format of mainly corporate teams playing like as if they are engaged in club activities and create something different that involves local communities,” Kenji Shimaoka, head of the organization, told a news conference in Tokyo.To join the new league, the team’s parent organization needs to be an independent corporation for volleyball. The volleyball league organization is aiming to have players be employed as professionals, but no regulations are set for the present time.Matches will be held on a home-and-away basis, with home teams organizing the events and earning income from admission fees. Those participating in the new league would be asked to use the name of the host local government in their team names and have the option of adding corporate names as well.Japan used to have dominant national men’s and women’s volleyball teams that won the gold medal at the Olympic Games and world championships decades ago, but the best finish since the launch of the current league in 1994 was bronze for the women’s team at both the 2010 worlds and 2012 London Olympics.The women’s squad finished fifth at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro last month, while the men’s team missed the Summer Games for the second time in a row.“League play is partially responsible for our national team not being able to keep up with the world,” Shimaoka said. “We want to make a drastic change of direction, and would love teams that empathize with our cause and aspiration to join.” KEYWORDS
The Austrian-born defender opened the scoring in their 2-0 win over Yeovil Town at Whaddon Road.Plavotic joined the Robins on loan on transfer deadline day and has made two appearances to date.The 19-year-old is contracted to City until 2019, having put pen to a paper on a contract after a lengthy trial.
BY KEVIN TEME Despite all odds, the Papua New Guinea Men’s under 18 soccer team held off Estonia FC from UEFA before going down in a heart breaking 5-4 penalty shoot out during their second match at the Oceania Confederation Youth Development tournament in Vanuatu. Assistant coach Erickson Komeng said the PNG boys stuck to the game plan and held off their European opponent to extra time when Estonia scored to level the score at 1-all on full time. “ Our only goal came from Solomon Rani and we held Estonia off in most of the playing time but didn’t managed that until the last dying minutes in the extra time that they scored to draw the match at ordinary time,” Komeng said. Komeng said Estonia, is a football team from UEFA from Europe but they gave them a good run before losing 5-4 in the penalty shoot out. “I think they underestimated us. Our boys followed the game plan well despite the high pressure and discipline. Our goal scored by Rani is from high pressure and Estonia’s goal keeper made a silly mistake that we scored. Our game plan again was spot on,” a proud Komeng said. Komeng said by looking at this game, Estonia underestimated his boys and PNG shot the opening goal through Solomon Rani to lead 1-0. However Estonia equalized just on full time and went into penalty shoot out were PNG goalie Adrian Redenut did his best to but fell shot going down 5-4. Meanwhile the PNG U18 boys face off with host country, Vanuatu this Saturday at 2pm. Komeng in responding to various questions said: “We won’t change anything because we have been training and we expecting the boys to do same thing.” “We might change or rotate some players because we have some injuries in the team but we will see how we can go on from here on,” Komeng said. Some of the boys that stood out for PNG are Jason Wadunah, Joshua Urro, Joseph Ealedona, Solomon Rani, Butler Hosea and Moses Joe.
Suspended Vanderbilt baseball player Xavier Turner remains on the roster, but coach Tim Corbin said he will not practice this fall.Corbin said Turner remains under NCAA suspension – which began during the Commodores’ national title run in the College World Series in June – and there is no timetable for an update to his status.Turner, a junior third baseman, remains enrolled at Vanderbilt and on the team roster. Since the NCAA suspension refers to regular-season games, Turner is eligible to practice when the team begins fall ball on Monday. However, Corbin said he has decided to keep him inactive.“He is not with us right now. Academically, he is staying in school and moving forward in that way,” Corbin said. “I have given him opportunities to transfer, but he does not want to transfer. He wants to stay in school (at Vanderbilt). He is on the roster, but I have not made him active.”RELATED: Vanderbilt 2015 baseball schedule releasedRELATED: Vandy’s Top 10 College World Series playsTurner hit .284 in 64 games for Vanderbilt last season before the NCAA declared him ineligible during the College World Series. He will likely be drafted in 2015.Corbin said it is his choice that Turner is not taking part in team activities in the fall.“We could do whatever we want with him. He could be practicing and active, but I have him doing everything but baseball,” Corbin said. “He does weights on his own. He is with an (athletic) academic advisor, and I have him synced up in a lot of things. So I am an active participant in his growth, but not in his swing. He is still out, and we’ll just wait for an update from the NCAA.”Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks. Vanderbilt players celebrate a 3-2 win over Virginia at the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 25, 2014.