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Notre-Dame spire must be rebuilt exactly as it was, says chief architect

After fierce debate about 19th-century spire, consensus builds over restoration of fire-torn cathedralThe spire of Notre-Dame in Paris should be rebuilt exactly as it was before fire engulfed the cathedral last year, France’s chief architect for historic monuments has told the commission that must decide how the building is to be restored.Philippe Villeneuve was to tell the National Heritage and Architecture Commission (CNPA) on Thursday his favoured option was a faithful reconstruction of the r...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Paris, Notre Dame, Philippe Villeneuve, National Heritage and Architecture Commission CNPA


After months of debate over its design, the rebuilt Notre Dame cathedral could look exactly the same

Anyone hoping to see the Notre Dame's fire-wrecked spire rise from the ashes as a gleaming, ultra-modern version of its former design may be set for disappointment.
Tags: Cnn, Notre Dame


Lead fallout from Notre Dame fire was likely overlooked

A new study, published today in GeoHealth, used soil samples collected from neighborhoods around the cathedral to estimate local amounts of lead fallout from the fire.
Tags: Science, Notre Dame


Plateau des Glières and Above

In addition to the paved Col des Glières (1440m), this ride visits two gravel cols: Passage de la Gloire (1350m) and Col de l’Ovine (1786m). This was my first adventure not starting from home in quite some time. It felt great. I have written many times about Plateau des Glières. See this link that explains five more rides (the two paved sides plus three superb unpaved rides). In that 2017 article I admonish Prudhomme for never including Glières in the Tour de France. Now, three years lat...
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Notre Dame, Mont Blanc, French Alps, Plateau, Prudhomme, Haute Savoie, Gravel, Loup, Glières, Plateau des Glières, Gloire, Ovine, Col des Glières, Le Collet


Meet The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Class Of 2021 Commitments

Get to know the class of 2021 prospects committed to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in this feature from BlueandGold.com.We have provided background info on each of the commits below (in chronological order from the newest pledge to the oldest), and will continue to update this article each time Notre Dame lands a new commitment.
Tags: News, Sports, Notre Dame, Notre Dame Fighting


An Immaculate Copy of Leonardo’s The Last Supper Digitized by Google: View It in High Resolution Online

Romantic poets told us that great art is eternal and transcendent. They also told us everything made by human hands is bound to end in ruin and decay. Both themes were inspired by the rediscovery and renewed fascination for the arts of antiquity in Europe and Egypt. It was a time of renewed appreciation for monumental works of art, which happened to coincide with a period when they came under considerable threat from looters, vandals, and invading armies. One work of art that appeared on the it...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, England, Milan, College, Egypt, Royal Academy of Arts, Brazil, Notre Dame, Napoleon, Facebook Twitter, Da Vinci, National Museum, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci


‘The Halloween Tree’ Movie in the Works at Warner Bros., Based on Ray Bradbury’s Excellent Novel

Warner Bros. has hired a writer to tackle the script for The Halloween Tree, a movie adaptation of science fiction and fantasy writer Ray Bradbury‘s classic 1972 novel. Will Dunn, who went through 20th Century Fox’s writing program and once had a screenplay on the Blacklist, will write the screenplay. If you’re a fan of the Halloween season, you should be very excited about the potential of a new The Halloween Tree movie. The book has already been adapted into an animated movie in the 1990s, an...
Tags: Movies, Mexico, Fantasy, Ray-Bradbury, Fox, Egypt, Adaptation, Warner Bros, Disneyland, Notre Dame, Warner Brothers, Dunn, Bradbury, Will Dunn, Pipkin, The Halloween Tree


Lucky Charms: Notre Dame Still In Contact With Big Ten Commit

Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly has been in contact with a four-star prospect committed to a Big Ten school. AP BlueandGold.com recruiting insider Mike Singer has the latest on Notre Dame’s recruitment of a four-star prospect committed to a Big Ten school and more in tonight’s Lucky Charms.
Tags: News, Sports, Notre Dame, Brian Kelly, Mike Singer


Notre Dame's Mike Elston In Early On Elite Florida Talent

While Notre Dame is focused on finishing the 2021 cycle strong, it’s looking ahead to get a strong start in the 2022 class as well. Notre Dame defensive line coach Mike Elston offered a pair of rising sophomore defensive line recruits from Kissimmee (Fla.) Osceola High School in early June. 6-5, 240-pounder Derrick Leblanc, who holds nearly 40 scholarships already, and 6-3, 275-pounder John Walker, who also holds several offers from powerhouse programs, were the recipients of the Fighting Iris...
Tags: Florida, News, Sports, Notre Dame, John Walker, Mike Elston, Kissimmee Fla Osceola High School, Derrick Leblanc


New Home For Notre Dame Football

The immense changes and construction on the Notre Dame campus in the last decade have been unprecedented, and included a $30 million renovation just over seven years ago at the Morris Inn. It is the on-campus hotel where the Fighting Irish football team began to be housed this week and until classes for the fall semester begin Aug. 10. Located along the entry into the campus on Notre Dame Avenue, it is a AAA 4 Diamond Rated property, which places it among the top five percent of all hotels in ...
Tags: News, Sports, Notre Dame, AAA, Notre Dame Avenue, Morris Inn It, Diamond Rated


Your Favorite Paris Stories

Thanks to everyone that sent their favorite Paris stories and I loved reading them.   From June Rives-Meeting Jean-Paul Belmondo  One of the many great things about living in Paris is all the interesting people one can meet- even celebrities. I was at the Cafe Bourbon on Place Bourbon years ago having a cafe before an appointment nearby. I saw a car drive up and several older men get out in front of the cafe, one with a Boxer dog. I looked closely and held my breath, It was J...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hollywood, London, Obama, California, France, La, New York City, US, America, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Paris, New Orleans, Catholic


Hanna’s Anders Engström Tapped to Helm The Changeling Remake

Hanna’s Anders Engström tapped to helm The Changeling remake Peter Medak’s The Changeling is one of the most celebrated horror films of the 1980s and now it’s getting the remake treatment as Finnish director Anders Engström (Hanna, Taboo) has signed on to helm Joel B. Michaels’ update, according to Deadline. RELATED: Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead Remake in Development From Treehouse Pictures “I am overjoyed at having the unique opportunity to reimagine an updated version of the icon...
Tags: Movies, Australia, New York City, Disney, Ireland, Seattle, Notre Dame, Cannes, Michaels, Hanna, Denver CO, William Gray, Cornerstone, Alison Thompson, Mark Gooder, ComingSoon


The complete Reggie Bush-USC timeline: From Heisman to investigation to return to Troy

Reggie Bush’s history with USC is as long and complicated as it is exhilarating and nostalgic. Almost 15 years have passed since Bush played his last game as a Trojan, and a decade has gone by since the announcement of the NCAA sanctions that kept USC from associating itself with Bush. But with the news on Wednesday that USC is welcoming the former Heisman Trophy-winning tailback back to campus, you might need a refresher on how exactly we reached this point. So here’s a timeline of Bush’s histo...
Tags: Texas, Washington, Sports, New Orleans Saints, LSU, NFL, Sport, Ap, University, Soccer, Hawaii, Arizona, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, College sports


Notre-Dame undergoes risky 'open-heart surgery' as workers remove melted scaffolding from roof

A high-risk operation likened to "open-heart surgery" has begun on the roof of Notre Dame cathedral to remove tons of mangled scaffolding that melted in last year's devastating fire and still threatens the building with collapse. Some 40,000 metal tubes weighing 200 tons had been erected atop the Gothic building to repair its spire and roof before the blaze last April. Most of the structure melted and fused in the intense heat, posing a fiendish conundrum to restoration workers. The spire an...
Tags: News, Notre Dame, Rousselot, Christophe Rousselot, Fondation Notre Dame


Notre-Dame workers start removal of fire-damaged scaffolding

Workers at the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday began the delicate task of removing tons of metal scaffolding that melted together during the fire that destroyed the monument's roof and spire last year, an AFP journalist at the scene said. A lift carried workers into the middle of the tangled mass of some 40,000 tubes for a last evaluation, before others will be lowered by ropes from a crane overhead to start sawing apart the scaffolding this week, officials said. The scaffolding had be...
Tags: News, Paris, Notre Dame, Afp


Notre Dame

Walking along the Seine, you will eventually reach Notre Dame which is in the midst of years of repair after the tragic fire. Seen as we approached. This bridge looks like it’s made of copper but it is cast iron. It’s called the Double which refers to the payment once required to cross it. There are 35 bridges spanning the Seine within Paris by the way. The cathedral with the sun shining behind it. There are photos showing various things about Notre Dame during and afte...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Fire, Bridges, Paris, Notre Dame, Seine, Seine River


Canoga Park All-City wideout Dominic Arango-Serna transferring to Chaminade

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Canoga Park All-City wide receiver Dominic Arango-Serna will be transferring to Chaminade, according to father Charlie Arango. Serna’s transfer comes after Canoga Park head coach Kevin Carlsen recently left to be an assistant at Harvard-Westlake. The junior-to-be is a two-time All-City performer and was named the 2019 City Section Division II Offensive Player of the Year for tallying 1,341 receiving yards ...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Notre Dame, Calabasas, Reseda, Canoga Park, Chaminade, Serna, Crespi, DJ Harvey, David Gomez, Harvard Westlake, Sierra Canyon, Tarek Fattal, Ed Croson, CIF SS Division


Five Things We Learned About Notre Dame Recruiting In May

It was another busy month for Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish coaching staff. Notre Dame gave it all they had but came up short. In hopes to land an elite running back talent in the 2021 class, Notre Dame went hard after Matthews (N.C.) Weddington's Will Shipley, but the nation's No. 38 player and No. 1 all-purpose back opted to stay closer to home and pick the Clemson Tigers.
Tags: News, Sports, Notre Dame, Brian Kelly, Matthews, Weddington, Notre Dame Fighting, Will Shipley


Kentucky, Notre Dame meet this fall to begin 3-year series

Kentucky and Notre Dame play this fall to begin a three-year series between two of college basketball’s winningest programs. “It is great to renew a series between two of the ‘blue bloods’ of college basketball,” Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said on the school's website.
Tags: News, Kentucky, Sports, Notre Dame, Mike Brey, Kentucky Notre Dame


Your Favorite Paris Photo-Segment 3

This is the third and final segment of Your Paris Photo. I want to thank everyone again for sending me your beautiful photos and your great stories that go with them.   Stay tuned, I’ll be doing something like this again, and will post about it next week. Click on links below for Segment 1 and 2, if you missed them.  https://www.ipreferparis.net/2020/05/your-favorite-paris-photo-segment-1.html https://www.ipreferparis.net/2020/05/your-favorite-paris-photo-segment-2-.html The a...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Normandy, Paris, Contests, Notre Dame, Seine, Versailles, Peggy, Lisa, Place des Vosges, Henri, Marias, Richard Nahem, Richard Lenoir, Susan Carter


The same people who put Trump in office run the NFL. No wonder it's not diverse

Offering draft pick incentives for hiring minority coaches won’t solve the NFL’s diversity problem any more than the Rooney Rule when both fail to address the root causesWhen the NFL first was made to formally address the embarrassing lack of diversity in its coaching and front-office ranks back in the early aughts, a scant three of the league’s 32 teams were helmed by minority head coaches. Seventeen years since the introduction of the Rooney Rule, which requires all clubs to interview at least...
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, NFL, San Francisco, Dolphins, Steelers, Chargers, Detroit Lions, Ncaa, Roger Goodell, Kansas City Chiefs, Notre Dame, Trump, Goodell, University of Texas


NCAA clears way for football, basketball individual workouts

The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts by football and basketball players effective June 1 as a growing number of college leaders expressed confidence that fall sports will be possible in some form despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. This decision clears the way for individual workouts by athletes, mostly on their own, subject to safety and health protocols decided by their schools or local health officials.. NCAA officials noted that ...
Tags: Sports, LSU, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Tennessee, Miami, College sports, Ncaa, Smith, Msnbc, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Florida State, Usc, Ucla


Notre Dame A Top-10 Team In Pro Football Focus’ Early Preseason Rankings

Notre Dame is seen as a College Football Playoff contender by one early preseason ranking.Pro Football Focus released its “too-early” top 25 power rankings and slotted Notre Dame as the No. 8 team, as generated by its “ELO” algorithm that weighs actual results and stats against what was expected to happen in a game.
Tags: News, Sports, Notre Dame


Notre Dame plans to bring students back to campus 2 weeks early and will skip fall break

While some campuses plan to cancel in-person classes through the fall, students at the University of Notre Dame will return earlier than expected.
Tags: Cnn, Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame


Your Favorite Paris Photo-Segment 2

I want to thank everyone again for participating in this fun event and for sending your wonderful photos along with their stories. Enjoy segment two today.   In fact. I've received so many more photos, that I am going to do a Segment 3, next Tuesday, May 26.  I have another challenge up my sleeve, along the lines of this, which I will post soon.  Click here to look at Segment 1 photos.  Above photo is by Meredith Mullins- I thought this one of the Eiffel Tower in celebration ...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Contests, Notre Dame, Michael, Montmartre, Seine, Metro, Christelle, Dan Evans, rue des Martyrs, Musee D'Orsay, Richard Nahem, Meredith Mullins


New Notre Dame fall semester calendar keeps football in a hypothetical mode, but with hope

The 2020 college football season is still a big "if," but at Notre Dame and beyond there are blueprints gaining momentum to make it happen.         [Author: South Bend Tribune]
Tags: News, Notre Dame, South Bend Tribune


The Latest: Notre Dame plans to reopen campus in August

The school's reopening plan will include comprehensive testing for COVID-19, contact tracing, quarantine and isolation protocols, social distancing and mask requirements, and enhanced cleaning of all campus spaces. Notre Dame is scheduled to open its football season against Navy in Ireland on Aug. 29. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday pro sports leagues and entities in baseball, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, football, and car racing can apply to the state to hold events w...
Tags: Texas, News, Navy, Sports, Ireland, Notre Dame, Greg Abbott, COVID


Notre Dame to the NHL: Active Fighting Irish Players

During the 2019-20 season (so far), 15 former University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish hockey players have appeared in NHL games. This season’s experiences ranged from New York Islanders’ captain Anders Lee, who appeared in all 68 of his team’s games, to a pair of appearances by Thomas Di Pauli (Pittsburgh Penguins) and Jordan Gross (Arizona Coyotes). Anders Lee, New York Islanders (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) And that’s not counting Robbie Russo, who was called up by Arizona, but...
Tags: Colorado, Washington, Sport, Arizona, Dallas, Nashville, Ncaa, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, Notre Dame, Anaheim Ducks, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh, New Jersey Devils