Melrose hires Rothschild to sell die-cast metal firm

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemUndo BRITISH manufacturing buyout firm Melrose said trading was slightly ahead of its own view and that revenue visibility remained healthy as orders were increasing.Melrose, which has grown by buying underperforming businesses, said it was confident that the year would end strongly and provide a good base for 2011.The company’s Dynacast business, which makes die-cast metal parts, is expected to post second-half operating profit similar to first half levels, it said in a statement.Melrose plans to sell Dynacast for a price expected to be more than £350m. It has hired Rothschild to advise on the sale.Dynacast accounted for about a fifth of Melrose’s total revenue for the six months to the end of June.Melrose shares gained 29.3p (10.7 per cent) in yesterday’s trading. Melrose hires Rothschild to sell die-cast metal firm whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Thursday 18 November 2010 8:08 pm Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap KCS-content last_img read more

BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgBlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileRanked as one of the leading real estate business entities in the Indian Ocean region, BlueLife Limited deals in land promotion, property development, and hotel and leisure business. There are four segments in which the company operates from. These are land development, yielding property, hotel, and service. Through these four segments, the company develops and sells residential properties, retail and office properties as well as owns and operates two hotels under the name of Radisson Blu Azuri Resort and Spa and Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort and Spa in Mauritius. BlueLife Limited also provides facilities management and services, management and consultancy services and is based in Forbach, Mauritius. BlueLife Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) HY2018 Presentation

first_imgLucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw)  2018 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileLucara Diamond Corporation is a diamond exploration and mining company which operates in southern Africa. Its principal asset is the wholly-owned Karowe Mine in Botswana where Lesidi La Rona was found; the world’s second largest gem-quality diamond. Karowe Mine consistently produces large Type IIA stones and has an estimated worth of $US2.2 billion unmined diamonds. Lucara Diamond Corporation also has interests in the Mothae Diamond Project in Lesotho and the Kavango Diamond Project in Namibia. The company was previously known as Bannockburn Resources Limited, but the name was changed to Lucara Diamond Corporation in 2007. Lucara Diamond Corporation is a member of the Lundin Group of Companies with its head office based in Vancouver, Canada.last_img read more

Workshop House / Muñoz Arquitectos Asociados

first_img Year:  Javier Muñoz Menéndez Photographs:  Onnis Luque Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Workshop House / Muñoz Arquitectos Asociados ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926641/workshop-house-munoz-arquitectos-asociados Clipboard Workshop House / Muñoz Arquitectos AsociadosSave this projectSaveWorkshop House / Muñoz Arquitectos Asociados ArchDaily Area:  465 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926641/workshop-house-munoz-arquitectos-asociados Clipboard Design Team:Regina López Muñoz, Gareth Lowe NegrónEngineering:Constructora TARAN. Eduardo Muñoz, Esteban MuñozCollaborators:RM Vidrios y AluminiosCity:La CeibaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Onnis LuqueRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. The Workshop House is set in a flat, rectangular but not regular terrain and belongs to one of the most recognized plastic artists in Yucatan. The work of this artist is characterized by being, in her words, “divinely crooked.” Imperfection and spontaneity are a characteristic that highlights the artist’s lack of concern for detail but also highlights the strength and sensitivity of her work.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueSave this picture!© Onnis LuqueThe Workshop House intends to express these same characteristics in its physiognomy and in its formal treatment. The house has a closed expression to the outside that consists of a series of “boxes” that are assembled together generating a volumetry that plays with the corner in which it is arranged, and that never reveals its content. The interior is illuminated and ventilated through courtyards generating an absolutely fluid and transparent atmosphere.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Onnis LuqueThe materiality of the house includes two materials only, the concrete cast on-site and stone walls of the region. The concrete volumes contain the program, while the walls made of masonry or stone of the region are those that enclose courtyards that allow the entry of light and wind into the spaces. We consider that the Workshop House represents an effort to emulate the personality of this artist’s work, of a wonderful goodness inside, but whose shell must be broken to understand it and enter it.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Onnis LuqueProject gallerySee allShow lessOdile Decq to Lead Grand Jury for 2020 RIBA International PrizeArchitecture NewsMVRDV Creates a 23-story Mixed-Use Building for Mission RockArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Onnis Luque+ 27Curated by Clara Ott Share Architects: Muñoz Arquitectos Asociados Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY” Mexico Manufacturers: Hunter Douglas, Light style and co, MIDO, Millet, RM Vidrios y Aluminios. Lead Architects: 2019 Photographs CopyHouses•La Ceiba, Mexico “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMuñoz Arquitectos AsociadosOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexicoPublished on October 17, 2019Cite: “Workshop House / Muñoz Arquitectos Asociados” [Casa Taller / Muñoz Arquitectos Asociados] 17 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Racism suit against two journalists dismissed

first_img Organisation News May 10, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is pleased at the dismissal by a Paris court on 12 July of a racism suit against French radio journalist Daniel Mermet and his boss, Jean-Marie Cavada, head of the Radio France network.The judge said the allegations of “incitement to racial hatred” and “racial slander” against Mermet, and by extension Cavada, were unfounded because an account of a conflict situation “inevitably includes the voicing of preferences.” He said there was no question of Mermet being anti-semitic.Mermet had been sued by the French Union of Jewish Students, the French League against Racism and Anti-Semitism and lawyer William Goldnadel for broadcasting remarks from listeners in the course of a series of reports from Gaza and Israel. They have appealed against the judge’s verdict.Reporters Without Borders had supported Mermet and called for the dropping of all legal action against him. More than 25,000 people signed an appeal backing him entitled “Do we have the right to criticise Sharon?” which was published in the French weekly magazine Le Nouvel Observateur on 19 June by Reporters Without Borders and Mermet’s radio programme “Là-bas si j’y suis” (“Life on the Other Side”).The appeal criticised the defamatory campaign and threats made against journalists and media in recent months by people accusing them of being biased in their reporting of the Middle East conflict.”Small groups and individuals daring to claim they speak for all Jews are playing on fear and confusion and when the slightest criticism of Israeli policy is made come out with the charge of anti-Semitism,” the appeal said.”This dangerously devalues the fight against anti-Semitism and Jew-hating by systematically and improperly brandishing it on every occasion. (…) If Mermet’s programme was anti-Semitic, then anti-Semitism is everywhere. (…) We reject these lunatic accusations and exaggerated suspicions, this serious perversion of public debate and this cheapening of anti-Semitism,” the appeal said. FranceEurope – Central Asia RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story News July 12, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Racism suit against two journalists dismissed Follow the news on France Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more FranceEurope – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out more to go further “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Reporters Without Borders is pleased that a Paris court dismissed a suit on12 July accusing French radio journalist Daniel Mermet of “incitement toracial hatred” and “racial slander” for having broadcast the comments oflisteners in a series of programmes reporting from Gaza and Israel. News Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

Dundon and Killeen charged with Limerick murder

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin Previous articleRobbie Williams to play at Thomond ParkNext articleSocial media workshop for sports clubs admin Advertisement Twitter WAYNE Dundon and Nathan Killeen have been charged with the murder of Roy Collins in 2009 after the 34-year-old father was shot dead outside his family business at Roxboro Shopping Centre. The murder was described as a “direct attack” on the criminal justice system after a relative of Mr Collins testified against a senior member of the McCarthy Dundon gang.At a sitting of the Special Criminal Court on Friday, Wayne Dundon (33) of  Lenihan Avenue, was formerly charged by garda Paul Crowley in the confinds of the CCJ building in Dublin of the murder of Roy Collins.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Nathan Killeen (23), of Hyde Road, a known associate of Dundon, was also preferred with the same charge of murder by detective garda Brian O’Connor.Both men were remanded in custody pending the completion of books of evidence and the case coming to trial before the same court.The murder of Roy Collins led to new anti-gangland legislation which gave further powers to gardai and also paved the way for the introduction of new criminal offences surrounding membership of criminal gangs.In May 2010 James Dillon (26) originally from the southside of Limerick was jailed for life for the murder of Roy Collins.However, gardai remained steadfast in their pursuit of those who ordered the hit and the man who was seen in the getaway car with Mr Dillon after the shooting.A Glock pistol was found in the grounds of a local rugby club last July and it is strongly believed that this was the weapon used in the murder. This was also close to where the Mercedes car used by Mr Collins’s killers was found abandoned and on fire on April 9, 2009.The two men were brought before the Special Criminal Court, amid high security, after an application was made to have the two men produced from prison where they are serving sentences for other matters.The DPP directed that the pair be charged before the special non jury criminal court and the three judges were told that pair are to apply for separate legal aid assignments.Shane O’Callaghan, senior counsel for Dundon, addressed the court noting that he was concerned about certain media reports regarding his client.A media blackout was not granted but the court said that any concerns ahead of the trial should be brought to the attention of the three judges.center_img NewsLocal NewsDundon and Killeen charged with Limerick murderBy admin – February 22, 2013 516 Print Email Facebooklast_img read more

Watch: CareBright ‘Living well with dementia’ event

first_imgCAREBRIGHT hosted a ‘Living well with dementia’ event on Wednesday, November 7 at the CareBright Community in Bruff, Co Limerick.The evening included guest speakers Kathy Ryan, Kevin and Helena Quaid, and Nisha Joy of CareBright.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The speakers addressed topics such as living with dementia, how it can impact those living with dementia, as well as the wider family.One of the main topics touched on all members of the panel on the evening was addressing the stigma which surrounds dementia in our society.Kathy Ryan and Kevin Quaid are advocates for people living with dementia, while Kevin’s wife, Helena, gave an insight into what impact it can have in the role of a carer and family member.On the evening, Nisha Joy, Person in Charge and Carebright’s Dementia Village, told those present at the event, the story of CareBright so far and the affect facilities such as the one in Bruff can have one people and families living with dementia. Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Linkedin Limerick on Covid watch list Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Previous articleNa Piarsaigh and Limerick set for live television coverageNext articleWatch: Fidget feet flying high for 20 years Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat NewsHealthVideoWatch: CareBright ‘Living well with dementia’ eventBy Cian Reinhardt – November 13, 2018 2242 TAGShealthNewsvideo WhatsAppcenter_img Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Email Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Facebook Twitter Vicky calls for right to die with dignitylast_img read more

Over 100 people attend Letterkenny protest against Israeli offensive in Gaza

first_img By News Highland – July 18, 2014 News LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Facebook Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Over 100 people attend Letterkenny protest against Israeli offensive in Gaza Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Twitter Facebook Previous articleStrabane accused of attack on man who has not regained consciousness in Derry refused variation on bailNext articleHistoric Herdmans Mill site bought by Strabane Euromillions winner News Highland Over 100 people gathered at Market Square in Letterkenny today at lunchtime to protest at the escalation in Israel’s offensive in Gaza, which has seen up to 250 Palestinians killed, dozens of them children.The situation intensified last evening when a ground offensive began, despite UN calls for the situation to be defused.Today’s Letterkenny protest was organised by Sinn Fein – Donegal North East TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn says this and other events around the world send an important message of solidarity to people in Gaza………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/podgaza.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterestlast_img read more

‘Registry Blamed Unnecessarily’ : SC Dismisses Plea Alleging Bias In Listing Matters With 100 Rupees Cost

first_imgTop Stories’Registry Blamed Unnecessarily’ : SC Dismisses Plea Alleging Bias In Listing Matters With 100 Rupees Cost Sanya Talwar5 July 2020 11:42 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition alleging alleging adoption of a “pick and choose” policy by its Registry and of routinely giving preference to influential advocates in listings.The Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra dismissed petition filed by lawyer, Reepak Kansal, and imposed a fine of Rs 100 on him for filing the plea in which he had sought seeking a direction to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court  on Monday dismissed a petition alleging alleging adoption of a “pick and choose” policy by its Registry and of routinely giving preference to influential advocates in listings.The Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra dismissed petition filed by lawyer, Reepak Kansal, and imposed a fine of Rs 100 on him for filing the plea in which he had sought seeking a direction to its Secretary General & Registrar/officers in “not to give preferences to cases filed by influential lawyers/petitioners”.”We are imposing a minimum cost of Rs 100 on you,” said the Court.The bench observed :”We see, in general, it has become a widespread practice to blame the Registry for no good reasons. To err is human, as many petitions are filed with defects, and defects are not cured for years together. A large number of such cases were listed in the recent past before the Court for removal of defects which were pending for years. In such situation, when the pandemic is going on, baseless and reckless allegations are made against the Registry of this Court, which is part and parcel of the judicial system. We take judicial notice of the fact that such evil is also spreading in the various High Courts, and Registry is blamed unnecessarily for no good reasons”. The Court said that a large number of petitions are filed which are defective; still, the insistence is made to list them and mention is made that they should be listed urgently. The bench observed thus: “It happens in a large number of matters, and unnecessary pressure is put upon the Assistants dealing with the cases. We find due to mistakes/ carelessness when petitions with defects are filed, it should not be expected that they should be listed instantly. To err is human and there can be an error on the part of the Dealing Assistants too. This is too much to expect perfection from them, particularly when they are working to their maximum capacity even during the pandemic. The cases are being listed. It could not be said that there was an inordinate delay in listing the matters in view of the defects. “In his petition, he had alleged that the Section officers and/or Registry of Supreme Court routinely gives preferences to some law firms and influential advocates for reasons “best known to them”.The bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Abdul Nazeer had heard this petition on 19th June. It took serious objections to the allegations raised by Advocate Reepak Kansal, who complained that the SC Registry was showing discrimination and undue preferences in the matter of listing of all cases.”How can you compare your Petition on One Nation One Ration Card to the plea of Arnab Goswami? What was the urgency? Why are you saying nonsensical things? All members of registry work day and night to make your life easier. You are demoralising them. How can you say such things?”, the bench made these oral observations during the hearing.ORDERS IN PLEA ALLEGING “BIAS” & “FAVOURITISM” BY REGISTRY WHILE LISTING CASES:SC to shortly deliver order in a Lawyer’s PIL alleging adoption of a “pick and choose” policy by its Registry and of routinely giving preference to influential advocates in listings.#SupremeCourt— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) July 6, 2020Kansal stated that the Section officers and/or Registry of Supreme Court routinely gave preferences to some law firms and influential advocates for reasons “best known to them”. “This is discrimination and against equal opportunity to get justice in this Hon’ble Court”, he states.”Because, the Respondent no. 2/ Filing Section take several days to check / point out the defects if, it is filed by an ordinary petitioner or lawyers and list the cases within few minutes by ignoring the defects / procedure if, it is filed by any influential lawyer or petitioner” The plea further contended, “There is no procedure was followed by the Registry i.e. filing application for urgent hearing or letter etc which was necessary for the urgent listing of the cases during nation lock down” The plea also contended that seeing this “discriminatory” practice adopted by the Registry and after failing to get his petition listed despite a letter of urgency on record annexed with the petition, Kansal complained to Secretary General of the Top Court via email. No response was given by the respondents, he states.Case DetailsTitle : Reepak Kansal vs Secretary General, Supreme Court of India and othersCase No : Writ Petition (C) 541/2020Click here to download the judgment Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Notre Dame debuts first female leprechaun mascot in school’s 177-year history

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailUniversity of Notre Dame(NOTRE DAME, Ind.) — Lynette Wukie, a junior at the University of Notre Dame, is making history one cheer at a time.The Ohio native made her debut on Monday as the first female leprechaun in the Catholic university’s 177-year history. “I’m happy to be in this position to show girls or anyone of any race or gender that you can do anything,” Wukie, 21, told ABC News’ Good Morning America. “I’m very excited.”In addition to being the first woman to hold the prestigious mascot role, Wukie is one of only three African Americans in school history to hold the role.She is in a three-person leprechaun class this year that includes another African American student, Samuel Jackson, and Conal Fagan, the first native-born Irishman to be mascot.“I know all three of us are just really excited,” Wukie said. “It’s an interesting dynamic because we have kids look up to us and now we show a different representation.”Wukie, a high school cheerleader, came to Notre Dame after breaking the glass ceiling in another sport: golf. She worked as the only female golf caddie in her hometown near Cleveland, while in high school.Through caddying, she was granted the Chick Evans Scholarship, a four-year tuition and housing college scholarship offered to students who have made a job of toting golf clubs.Once at Notre Dame, Wukie became a film, television and theater major and never thought she could become the school’s mascot until she was encouraged by a previous mascot to try out.“I was very skeptical about whether I should,” Wukie said. “A lot of my fear just came from regular old stage fright and I think being a woman was a little off-putting too because there hadn’t been a woman predecessor.”“I thought if I do all of this and don’t get it I’m going to be embarrassed because it’s a very public thing,” she added. “But I realized that if I wanted to do it, then all of that was worth it.”Wukie submitted her application and was chosen as a top-5 finalist.Her finals tryout consisted of performing in front of a mock pep rally, where she had to adapt, because all the uniforms were in men’s sizes. She was also interviewed by judges, where she said the topic of being a woman was discussed.“One of the [judges] said it never crossed her mind that a leprechaun could be female and she apologized because she said it should have,” Wukie recalled. “I told her not to apologize because I didn’t think of it either.”“It was one of those things where that’s how it’s always been and that’s how we always thought it would be, but here we are,” she said.Wukie found out last April that she was one of the three students chosen to be a leprechaun. She spent the summer preparing for the role, including figuring out how to make it her own.“We have done our best to keep the tradition but adapt it to me being female,” she said. “I still have a suit, but the pants are cuffed instead of cinched and both the coat and the vest are shorter so it’s more of how a women’s suit would look.”“I wear an ascot type scarf, but I can also wear the tie if I want, it’s my choice,” Wukie added.The Notre Dame leprechaun is one of the few collegiate mascots whose costume does not include a head piece. For many years, the leprechaun role came with gender and height requirements and required the ability to grow a beard, according to Delayna Herndon, a University of Notre Dame cheerleading coach.“So far the reaction to having a female portray the leprechaun has been overwhelmingly positive,” Herndon told GMA. “[Wukie] truly is a role model for so many young men and women wanting to strive for whatever they’re passionate about.”Wukie and her fellow mascots are considered student-athletes and train with the school’s cheerleading team. One mascot is chosen to cheer at Notre Dame football games, while all three, including Wukie, cheer on the school’s other sports teams, from soccer to volleyball and basketball.Wukie said her fellow students recognize her on campus and she has already experienced young girls running up to meet her and give her high fives. The reaction is a far cry from the controversy she feared as a barrier-breaker.“I think it’s something that’s natural with anything like this, when there’s a first, especially with gender, that something will come up,” she said. “Also being a woman of color, I feared there would be a lot of controversy, but I’ve heard only positive things both here and back home.”“I hope that having a female leprechaun continues as a tradition,” Wukie added. “I hope I won’t be the only one.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. September 5, 2019 /Sports News – National Notre Dame debuts first female leprechaun mascot in school’s 177-year historycenter_img Written bylast_img read more