Campus chapels host Stations

first_imgSaint Mary’s Office of Campus Ministry began the Easter season with a campus-wide Stations of the Cross event Wednesday in the Sacred Heart Chapel of Holy Cross. This event was the first in a series of weekly Stations of the Cross devotions, which will occur in various locations across campus in the weeks leading up to Easter.Regina Wilson, director of Campus Ministry, said these days are the most important in the Liturgical Year.“Stations of the Cross is a centuries old devotion that Christians observe as a way to join their earthly journey of faith to the journey of Christ, particularly the final days of his life on earth,” she said.Kelly Gutrich, ministry assistant for residence life, said Saint Mary’s hosts three celebrations of the Stations of the Cross during the Lenten season. Other Lenten events at Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame include Easter Vespers, Paschal Vespers and Notre Dame’s campus-wide Stations of the Cross.“Celebrated every Wednesday night from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. is an intense service of prayers, themes and readings, in order to reflect before Easter,” Wilson said.Wilson said Stations of the Cross is a way for students to experience prayer. As a faith community, she said it is important to invite students into a way of prayer that helps them deepen their relationship with Christ and share their Lenten journey with one another.Office of Campus Ministry director Judith Fean said Stations of the Cross honors the life of Jesus.“It is a form of night prayer that celebrates the time where, in the earliest centuries of the Church, Christians in Jerusalem walked the path that Jesus walked as a way to show their devotion to Christ and to take up their own crosses of life,” she said.As part of this year’s celebration, Gutrich said a different campus chapel will celebrate Stations of the Cross each week. She said the locations of the events are available on bulletin boards and the Campus Ministry Facebook page.“Lenten events provide us with great community experiences as we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus,” she said.Each week, Wilson said Campus Ministry will incorporate a new theme. These themes include “Scriptural Stations,” “Eco Stations: Bearing the Cross of Christ during Climate Change,” “The Traditional Jerusalem Stations,” “No Greater Love” and “Solemn Stations of the Cross: Walking with the Women Followers of Jesus.”In offering different themes, the Office of Campus Ministry hopes to invite participants to participate in different forms of prayer and understand human struggles.In addition to the weekly Stations of the Cross at Saint Mary’s College, Wilson said there are opportunities to pray the “Way of the Cross” in parishes and communities all over the South Bend area.“One important devotion, I believe, for Saint Mary’s community is that the charismatic aspects of the Holy Cross is devotion to the cross,” Wilson said. “And so the ‘Way of the Cross’ becomes another way to remind ourselves of the call to cling to the cross of Christ.“Our only hope as a community of faith, who follow the ideals of Basil Moreau is ‘Ave Crux, Spes Unica [Hail the cross, our only hope],’ the very motto of Saint Mary’s College.”Tags: Stations of the Crosslast_img read more

GVC restructures customer care teams in line with BGC code

first_img Related Articles Submit UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Pre-empting regulatory and compliance changes enforced on its UK online gambling operations, GVC Holdings has restructured its customer service teams.The FTSE100 gambling group stated that it will undertake changes to its VIP schemes and customer engagement protocols in-line with the recommendations set out by the Betting and Gaming Council’s (BGC) new code-of-conduct.Concluding a series of ‘industry working groups’, this April the BGC announced its new industry safeguards on VIP interactions, game designs and further advertising standards.As part of the action plan, all BGC members committed to restricting VIP programmes to customers aged 25-plus. Furthermore, BGC members detailed that all VIP interactions would be independently audited with regards to incentives and rewards.The operator issued the following statement confirming its inbound changes: “GVC confirms that in line with its adoption of the Betting & Gaming Council’s new code of conduct for the management of high value customers (HVCs), it is restructuring its customer care teams. GVC was the lead operator in the industry working group on what were formally referred to as VIP schemes.”“This work paved the way for the creation of the new code, which introduces significant enhancements to responsible gambling safeguarding measures for HVC schemes and reduces the number of customers eligible to participate, including a complete restriction for those aged under 25.“As a result of the restructure, a number of roles have been identified at risk, though it is hoped and expected that by offering alternate positions within the Group, compulsory redundancies will be kept to a minimum.” ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020last_img read more

Rooney excited for ‘great moment’ in England farewell

first_imgWashington, United States | AFP | Wayne Rooney says he is honoured to make a final appearance for England and happy for manager Gareth Southgate to decide his playing time Thursday against the United States.Former Manchester United star Rooney, in video comments released Monday by his Major League Soccer club DC United, detailed his excitement at earning his 120th cap for England in his farewell match, a friendly against the Americans at Wembley Stadium.“Playing on the squad for this game and see some old teammates, see Gareth and the coaching staff, and then obviously to play at Wembley for the last time will be a great moment,” Rooney said.“To see old teammates, coaches and be around them for a few days, but also to see the fans — it’ll be great to pull on the England shirt again in front of the fans in almost a way of me saying thank you to the fans for the support you’ve shown me over my time playing for England.”England’s all-time men’s goals leader came to MLS in July, lifting DC United from the bottom of the table to the playoffs in his first campaign. United were ousted by Columbus in their post-season opener earlier this month. England’s Football Association set up the Rooney tribute with proceeds going to youth charities.“Obviously it’s a huge honor for the FA to grant me this game. It’s an important game, obviously. The money will be raised for children’s charities, which I think is really important,” Rooney said.Rooney, 33, has scored 53 goals in 119 England appearances since making his debut for the Three Lions on February 12, 2003. He has not played for England since a 3-0 victory over Scotland at Wembley on November 11, 2016.“I have to admit I don’t know how much I’m going to play, whether that’s from the start or whether that’s the last few minutes,” Rooney said.“I’ll speak to Gareth before we meet up. Whatever he wants me then to play I’m happy to do so.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Capital Lakefair Royalty Scholarship Coronation set for February 2, 2019

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Capital LakeFairThe Capital Lakefair Royalty Scholarship Program Coronation will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Doubletree by Hilton Olympia. The candidates will be judged on a 500 word essay, personality, appearance, speaking ability, poise, confidence, overall reaction to pressure, maturity and punctuality. “The Capital Lakefair Royalty Program is a scholarship program that represents outstanding achievements and leadership of the young women in our community,” said Karen Griggs, Royalty Chair with Capital Lakefair. The requirements of the scholarship program are: fully enrolled Junior, 3.3 cumulative GPA, two letters of recommendation and be a student in Olympia, Lacey or Tumwater School Districts.2019 Lakefair Candidates: Bridgette Byerly River Ridge High School Taylor Rose Davis Timberline High School Eleanor Kim Black Hills High School Ruby Roebuck Avanti High School Caroline Shipley-Peters Capital High School Cassidy Walchak-Sloan Olympia High School Emma Waldon North Thurston High SchoolA Queen and court will be selected to represent Capital Lakefair at parades and events across the state. Each participant will receive a $500 scholarship. The five young women who are selected to serve on the 2019 Royalty Court will each will receive an additional $2,500 scholarship. The Queen will receive an additional $4,500 scholarship. Each scholarship recipient has five years in which to use their scholarship monies towards any type of higher education: traditional degree, trade school or vocational training program. Since the early 1970’s, Capital Lakefair has awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships to more than 270 area young women to attend the college of their choice. The 2019 scholarship is sponsored by Olympia Federal Savings. Jerry Famer of ROXY 94.5 FM will serve as Emcee and Joanne Krucz of the CPA firm Strader Hallett will officially tabulate the judge’s scores to select the 2019 Royalty Court.The Capital Lakefair Scholarship Royalty Program Coronation will take place Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton in Olympia. The Theme for 2019 is “Cut Loose at Lakefair.” More information about the Scholarship Program and Capital Lakefair is available at the Lakefair website or Facebook page. Admission is free.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 8, 2015)–Underrated Harlington’s Rose rallied from off the pace to win Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes by three quarters of a length while covering six furlongs in 1:09.64 under Joe Talamo.Trained by Steve Knapp, the California-bred filly by Harlington broke from the rail and lacked room while full of run into the far turn. Next to last, about three lengths off the lead at the quarter pole, she wheeled three-wide turning into the stretch to gradually inch away from runner-up Meinertzhageni inside the sixteenth pole.“I didn’t really want the rail,” said Knapp. “As you could see, she got pinched at the three eighths pole and Joe had to stand on her. He had enough horse that he could go in between and go around, but it is what it is.“She has developed. When she was two and three, she wanted to run off. Now, she’s learned how to relax behind horses and this has made her a much, much better horse.”Off at 5-1 in a field of six older fillies and mares, Harlington’s Rose, who got her first graded stakes win, paid $12.00, $5.00 and $3.00. Owned by Thomas Halasz, Ryan Johnson, Paul Newhart and Martha Miller, she improved her overall mark to 21-4-5-2 and with the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $371,040.“You can put her in any spot and she’s definitely a good horse,” said Talamo, who’s ridden in her last four starts, beginning with a win in the Kalookan Queen Stakes on Dec. 28. “I was able to save some ground on the turn and she came out and just blasted off…I was following Global Hottie (even money favorite with Victor Espinoza) and she came out at the half mile pole so I went inside and (Global Hottie) ducked back in so I had to take up a little bit, but fortunately, I had enough horse to get her momentum going again.”Ridden by Fernando Perez, Meinertzhageni sat close into and around the far turn, took the lead at the top of the stretch while repelling a challenge to her inside from pacesetter Tribal Gal and held off Global Hottie and finished second by a head. Off at 5-1, she paid $6.00 and $3.00.Sent from the number three post by Espinoza, Global Hottie couldn’t out-foot Track Gal early and opted to take back off the pace.“I sent her, but we couldn’t go with Tribal Gal, so I decided to sit back and it didn’t work out,” said Espinoza. “She isn’t very aggressive when she’s in behind horses.”             Trained by Bob Baffert, Global Hottie paid $2.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.70, 44.78 and 57.07.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m. –30–last_img read more

Bolton takeover completed

first_img1 Sports Shield consortium complete Bolton Wanderers takeover Bolton have announced that the Sports Shield consortium have completed their takeover of in-trouble Championship club.Wanderers announced on Thursday afternoon that Sports Shield, fronted by former Bolton striker Dean Holdsworth, and Inner Circle, owned by Ken Anderson, have taken control of Eddie Davies’ 94.5 per cent controlling share of Burnden Leisure.The remaining 5.5 percent of the shares will remain with individual shareholders.A statement on the club’s official website said: ”Bolton Wanderers Football Club is delighted to announce that a deal between Sports Shield, Inner Circle and Eddie Davies to transfer ownership of the club has officially been completed.”All documentation has been signed, submitted and ratified by the Football League.”Dean Holdsworth and Ken Anderson will both join the board of directors at Bolton Wanderers, with details on further roles to be announced in due course.”In acknowledgement of his contribution to the club, Eddie Davies, who initially joined the board of directors at Bolton Wanderers in 1999 before then becoming majority shareholder in 2003, will become honorary president of the club.”Holdsworth, who becomes Bolton’s new chief executive, hopes the deal will give the club a lift and he has not given up on Neil Lennon’s team in their battle against relegation, despite Wanderers being bottom of the table and ten points from safety with ten matches remaining.”On behalf of Sports Shield I would like to thank Mr Davies for his dedication and contribution to Bolton Wanderers over many years. We are of course pleased that Eddie will remain as honorary club president of Bolton Wanderers,” said Holdsworth in a statement.”We would also like to thank the staff, fans and club sponsors for their continued support during what has been an incredibly difficult period for all involved. Securing the club’s future was of paramount importance. This is a great day for Bolton Wanderers Football Club and Sports Shield.”We very much hope that we can build on the continued support of a club steeped in history for many years to come.”We will not give up the fight of maintaining our Sky Bet Championship status. We believe we have a group of excellent players to work with and we hope that today’s news will give everyone a lift, both on and off the pitch.”The performance and atmosphere against Ipswich Town was excellent and we hope that the fans will join us for an important game at the weekend against our local rivals Preston North End. Up the Trotters!”last_img read more

Nancy’s: South Donegal pub still in business seven generations later

first_imgOne of Donegal’s well-loved watering holes has revealed how they have kept the Donegal pub in action for over 200 years. Jenny McHugh, one of Charles and Ann McHugh’s seven children, five of whom oversee the day-to-day management spoke to about how the business has survived through boom times and recession, the business successfully adapting to massive cultural shifts.McHugh acknowledged the bar has been quieter due to a change in drinking habits, but emphasises the importance of creativity, moving with the times and keeping quality and customer experience consistent. “At the moment, the seventh and eighth generations of the Mc Hugh family are running Nancy’s. Charlie, our Dad, is one of a family of five born upstairs,” McHugh said.“Of his seven children, five of us work here, two in the bar, two in the kitchen and one in the office. Even though the other two live abroad, they are both in the same trade. Growing up here has impacted us massively and keeping the business in the family is really important to us.“All seven of us worked in Nancy’s part-time as teenagers, no one had a choice! We fell into whatever roles that suited us best, either in the bar or the kitchen.“You found where your strength was. My brother Daniel went to train as a chef and became head chef in Nancy’s, my other brother Connor and I ended up doing the bar, my sister Suzi also works in the kitchen and my sister Lauren does all the baking and the bookkeeping.” The south Donegal premises has evolved massively over the last five decades, something McHugh attributes to changes in the drinking culture.“In the 60s, 70s, and early 80s, there was a big drinking culture. Lots of tourists came from all over, particularly people from the north of Ireland, English and Americans. It was really busy.“In the 80s, our grandmother started serving burgers. They were called Deadlies – the burger came prepacked in a plastic bag, you put it in the microwave for two minutes, if you ate it straight away, it was fine but if you left it until it got cold, it looked and tasted like rubber. That was the first introduction of food here.“Later in the 80s our mum, Ann, took over the food. She carried on serving burgers but started making real ones. She had a very limited but consistent menu; oysters, smoked salmon, prawns and roll mop herring.“The food has gone from strength to strength in the last 40 years, it has become what Nancy’s is best known for. We are very proud of the tradition of our family business, the heritage and the length of time it’s been in the family are important but it’s the food that has made its mark. “If the bar was only open for drink, we wouldn’t be open anymore. The drinking culture has changed so much. We made a bigger deal about the food. The menu has been expanded.“Mum believes and has always instilled in us that consistency is the key. If someone comes in for a chowder today, they get the same chowder in a year’s time.”Read the full story here:’s: South Donegal pub still in business seven generations later was last modified: October 19th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Educational Heritage camp to ignite learners of intangible heritage

first_imgNine (9) schools represented by a group of four learners from each province will represent their provinces at the 2018 Heritage Education Schools Outreach Programme (HESOP) competition at the Golden Gate Highlands National Park in Free State from 01 to 05 October 2018.The HESOP is an annual programme by the National Heritage Council (NHC) and this year’s partners include the Department of Basic Education (DBE), South African Heritage Resource Agency (SAHRA), South African National Parks (SANParks), National Arts Council (NAC), National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and Brand SA.The group of four learners per school will attend a week-long camp, where they will learn about intangible heritage, network and meet new faces from different cultures and traditions so they discover their value in society as patriotic citizens. They will also get to understand cultural and natural heritage concepts in their curriculum related subjects. The schools that reach the final stage of the competition will continue to challenge each other for first, second and third prize winner. With 2018 being the centenary of Tata Nelson Mandela, the stalwart’s words of wisdom and legacy will be part of the learners’ competition exercises.The Golden Gate Highlands National Park was established in 1963 to protect the sandstone rocks which were once shelters for the Bushmen. Learners will have the pleasure of viewing cave paintings that are well preserved. The park also boasts various rare and indigenous flowers that include the Arum Lily, Watsonias, Fire Lilies and Red-Hot Pokers.The 2018 HESOP programme kicked off in June where the Department of Basic Education in partnership with the NHC reached out to a number of heritage enthusiastic teachers and learners from schools at district and provincial level by going through several workshops. Eliminations were done at provincial level in July and August.At provincial level, the Council is in partnership with the Limpopo Provincial Department of Arts, Sports and Recreation, Mpumalanga Provincial Department of Arts, Sports and Recreation and the Eastern Cape Nelson Mandela Museum.The programme is targeted at Grade 9 to 11 learners from Government schools and is designed to increase awareness and appreciation of our common and diverse heritage through inter-cultural exchange, presentations, traditional performances and a site visit to a cultural village or heritage site.“The successful management of our heritage resources; awareness and appreciation of our heritage is key for united and patriotic citizens. As the NHC, we cannot achieve all of this by ourselves, we appreciate the collaboration and support we receive from our partners. We also pride ourselves in decolonizing heritage for the future leaders of the country to start writing and telling their own history and to better understand their heritage” says Adv. Sonwabile Mancotywa, Chief Executive of the NHC.last_img read more

UN peace role for South African Nicholas “Fink’ Haysom

first_img8 October 2014Sixty-two-year-old Nicholas Haysom, Nelson Mandela’s former legal adviser, is the United Nation’s new chief in Afghanistan. Popularly known as “Fink’ to his friends, Haysom brings with him a wealth of experience as head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (Unama).Haysom, who has been deputy special representative since 2012, succeeds Jan Kubiš of Slovakia. Before his appointment by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as his special representative in Afghanistan on 1 October, Haysom was Ban’s political adviser in New York, and before that UN adviser to the constitutional negotiations in post-war Iraq.Anti-apartheid politicsHaysom went to school at Michaelhouse in KwaZulu-Natal and obtained degrees from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Cape Town where he was SRC chairman and president of the National Union of South African Students. He was active in anti-apartheid student politics and spent several periods in detention. He later practised law in Joburg.Haysom, who was deeply involved in the negotiations which produced South Africa’s first democratic government in 1994, is conscious that Afghanistan is not South Africa or any of the other countries where he has tried to resolve bitter conflicts over the past 20 years, including Burundi, Sudan and Iraq.In Afghanistan, he takes command of UN operations in a country where the newly elected government is still very much at war with Taliban Islamist extremists. Speaking from Kabul, Haysom said he was lucky to be taking up office during a lull in the country’s turbulent politics.New Afghanistan governmentUnder guidance of the UN and the international community, a new government of national unity is being formed after bitterly contested presidential elections between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah. Ghani was eventually declared winner of the elections and a new government of national unity has been formed, with Ghani as president (succeeding Hamid Karzai) and Abdullah as “chief executive’ pending an amendment to the constitution to create a new position of prime minister that he will fill.The new Afghanistan government faces significant and immediate challenges, chief among these being insufficient money in the coffers to pay salaries of civil servants. In addition, Afghanistan is a country where sharp ethnic tension reinforces political divisions, according to Haysom. Ghani belongs to the dominant Pashtun tribe, while Abdullah comes from another major group, the Tajiks.“And so the formation of the government of national unity was widely welcomed by the international community, the neighbours and a large section of the Afghan population,’ he said.Haysom said there were elements in both factions of government who did not believe that a government of national unity served their interests. But he was confident that the government would develop the clear sense of unity of purpose it would need to succeed.But Haysom said he believed Ghani and Abdullah were capable of governing inclusively and both seemed to be personally committed to the government of national unity.Taliban threatOn the Taliban threat, Ghani declared in his inaugural presidential address that he would launch a peace process with the group. Haysom noted that war was not sustainable in the long term. Peace was required to attract investors and to prevent the drain of Afghanistan’s capital and skills. In any case, financing an army, comprising more than 350 000 soldiers, was imposing a huge burden on one of the world’s poorest countries.Haysom said for peace to emerge in Afghanistan both the government of national unity and the Taliban would have to recognise that they were caught in a hurting stalemate with no prospect of a military victory by either.Haysom said the UN had been in contact with the Taliban for the past two to three years, mostly for practical purposes such as gaining access to contested areas for delivering humanitarian aid and seeking ways to avoid civilian casualties.But the UN had also engaged them on the idea of participating in an intra-Afghan peace dialogue which some had seemed agreeable to. That dialogue would have to be owned and led by Afghans themselves. Any UN role could only be supportive and, accordingly, the international community must wait for the new government to decide on its approach.End to civil warHaysom’s sense from his contacts with the Taliban was that the more moderate and nationalist members did not want the civil war to drag on interminably, destroying the country’s human and material capital.A recent agreement between the new Afghan government and the US and Nato to allow some troops to remain beyond 2014 was not a game-changer from a purely security perspective. However, it was a positive development from a psychological and political perspective. It was a clear signal to ordinary Afghans of the international community’s intention to stay the course.In addition, it would help guarantee financial support, and hence the viability of the Afghan security forces, rather than supplementing existing combat troops, according to Haysom.Peter Fabriciuslast_img read more

Video Series: Replacing a Window in a Brick House

first_imgBrick walls can seriously complicate window installation and can sometimes confuse even the most experienced builders. Fortunately for us, Mike Sloggatt, who has thirty years’ experience working on brick houses, was available to show us how to assess the situation and do the job right.In this video series, Mike will demonstrate how to:Inspect the condition of the existing window to determine if it is a good candidate for a new insert window.Measure for a new insert window.Shim, level, and fasten the insert window.Air-seal between the new unit and the jamb of the original window.Install interior and exterior trim.This first episode is available to everyone. The rest of the episodes are available to GBA Pro members only.Click this link to see the first episode: Video: Replacement Window in an Old Brick House.last_img