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Holy Cross celebrates class of 2019 with Senior Week, Commencement Weekend

first_imgCommemorating the class of 2019 as well as all those who helped shape their college careers, Holy Cross will hold its 52nd annual commencement ceremony Saturday in McKenna Arena in the Pfeil Center.Ashley Adamczyk, a communications major and theology minor, will be delivering the ceremony’s valedictory address.“It’s just really humbling, and I’m really excited to be able to address my class that I’ve gone through these four years of school with and wrap it up on a good, happy note,” Adamczyk said.Adamczyk said her address will focus on four words: “You can do anything.”“This was a simple message that my mom told me on the first day before beginning college,” she said. “I know it’s kind of a cliche statement that you could see on the bottom of a motivational poster or something, but if you just say these words to yourself, it can really change your mindset and put you in the mood or give you the confidence to actually face a challenge head-on.”Adamczyk said she hopes her address helps graduates of the class of 2019 to remember those who supported them throughout their time at Holy Cross.“In my example, it’s my mom telling me these words, but in another student’s case there might have been a professor that really impacted their life and really helped them to just try to achieve more and to keep learning or keep trying,” she said.She said she is especially thankful for Holy Cross’ liberal arts education because it helped her develop a passion for learning across disciplines.“Even if it’s something you don’t expect to ever use again in your life, there’s something you can learn from every class that you’ve taken and just use it to go forward,” Adamczyk said.Her time at Holy Cross was also formative for her Catholic faith, she added.“Being able to focus on my relationship with God was really helpful for me because it gave me the strength or the focus to put into my academics, but also focusing on how I am in other aspects of my life, and so I was gaining an education, but I was also growing in my heart and spirit,” she said.Senior Karen Eckrich will be delivering the ceremony’s invocation prayer. The prayer, which Eckrich wrote herself, will commemorate her graduating class’ four years at Holy Cross as well as extend thanks to the College’s faculty and staff, Eckrich said.“My theme is just going to be ‘overwhelming gratitude’ and just thanking God for all of the different people that make up the Holy Cross community,” she said. Similar to Adamczyk’s address, Eckrich said the prayer aims to help seniors call to mind all those who have made an impact on their undergraduate journeys.“I hope that … people think of all of the different people who have helped them get through college,” she said.In the days leading up to the ceremony, the class of 2019 celebrated Senior Week, which commenced May 11 with an outing to an Escape Room at the Studebaker Mansion in South Bend. On Sunday, Holy Cross seniors joined Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s seniors in Chicago for a Cubs game at Wrigley Stadium. Seniors traveled to the Indiana Dunes National Park on Monday, and Tuesday to Bair Lake Camp in Michigan for zip-lining and a ropes course. The class had lunch at Round Barn Winery, Distillery and Brewery in Michigan on Wednesday. Senior Week festivities concluded Thursday with Holy Cross’ annual bonfire and luau at O’Connor Commons.Jodie Badman, associate director of development for cultivation and special events, said graduating seniors received special notes from friends and family during Senior Week in a Holy Cross tradition called “Letters from Loved Ones.” “I send out to the families a request for them to send in letters and cards from all their family members, coaches, teachers neighbors, whomever — they send in letters to their students and then the students receive those,” Badman said. Holy Cross’ 2019 Commencement Weekend begins Friday with the annual Baccalaureate Mass at Saint Joseph Chapel at 4:30 p.m., followed by a graduation social and dinner in a tent on the O’Connor Commons at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, a graduation brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the O’Connor Commons tent. The commencement ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at McKenna Arena in the Pfeil Center.Tags: Class of 2019, Commencement 2019, Holy Cross, Senior Weeklast_img read more

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Scott Site

first_imgYou can spend the morning of March 15 living the life of a pioneer at Rock Eagle 4-H Center through the Saturday at the Rock program.This session will meet at the center’s historic Scott Site where participants will roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty and work on the early 1900’s-era homestead. Activities will include cutting shingles from tree rounds with a froe and maul, shaving wood with a drawknife, sawing trees with a cross-cut saw, using a spoon gauge to create a bowl and more. Wearing period attire, Rock Eagle’s guide will also lead a tour of the site including the saddlebag farmhouse, the blacksmith shop, the smokehouse, the chicken coop, the outhouse and gardens. Visitors will also be allowed to use simple machines and tools from the turn of the century. This program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and includes admission to Rock Eagle’s Diane Davies Natural History Museum. The session is appropriate for all ages and costs $5 per person. Advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, call Laura Kent at (706) 484-2881 or email her at lmkent@uga.edu. Different programs take place each month, excluding December. A complete list of Saturday at the Rock sessions may be found online at www.rockeagle4h.org/ee/community/SaturdayattheRock.html.last_img read more

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NYC Man Found Dead in Water Off Amagansett

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 39-year-old Brooklyn man died while riding a kite board in the waters off Amagansett on Sunday afternoon.Nicholas Valtz was found floating in Napeague Harbor off Lazy Point at about 2 p.m. after his family reported that he had not returned to their Bridgehampton home, East Hampton Town Police said.The victim was taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine his cause of death.East Hampton Town Police ask anyone with information on the case to call them at 631-537-7575.last_img read more

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How home equity lenders must beat back online threats

first_imgHome equity lenders aren’t just competing with each other, but also with online providers of personal loans. All indications are that the speed, convenience, and generally superior digital experience offered by fintech lenders in the unsecured space is more appealing to consumers. Consumers don’t much care that unsecured personal loans typically carry higher interest rates than does secured home equity credit.A pair of studies from J.D. Power — one focusing on HELOCs versus personal loans and the other on the rapidly growing personal loan business — show a HELOC industry pitting chiefly traditional lenders against digitally-savvy unsecured fintech lenders that offer money quickly.Patience may be a virtue, but no one markets on that point. Among new HELOC borrowers surveyed, two-thirds considered alternative products when shopping for their equity line, according to the research. This is up substantially from previous years. Younger HELOC borrowers surveyed are even more likely to consider alternatives to HELOCs, including personal loans, credit cards, and cash advances. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Broome County man arrested for using stolen credit card

first_imgAuthorities say the card was stolen during a burglary. The sheriff’s office says authorities in Broome County learned a stolen credit card was used at a store in Deposit in December. Later, Delaware and Broome authorities discovered Katen had used the card. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says Katen was arraigned via teleconference and released on appearance tickets due to bail reform laws. (WBNG) — Authorities in Delaware County say a Broome County man was arrested and charged in an investigation into a burglary Friday. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says 27-year-old Dylan J. Katen of Windsor was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the 4th degree, a felony, and the misdemeanor crime of petit larceny.last_img read more

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Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag is one of the best promoters of Croatian tourism

first_imgThis year, with the Blue Lagoon Croatia Open Umag, Umag is again positioned as one of the leaders in the promotion of Croatian tourism.About 100 visitors from all over the world come to Umag. The tournament is followed by more than 370 accredited journalists, and with the transmission of images from Umag to 100 countries, 110 million potential spectators will see them. The matches will be broadcast in all key countries for Croatian tourism, including Italy, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Russia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. It is from these countries that the tennis players who will play at this year’s edition come, which will result in raising the level of viewership of tournaments in these countries. This year, special reports of the tournament will be broadcast by the famous sports media SKY and ATP Uncovered, and the tournament will be covered by other international media, including the Daily Mail, La Gazzetta dello Sport, Super Tennis, DAZN, Arena Sports, Premier Sports and Eurosport. And that is the most important thing, that guests from all key emitting markets come to Istria and that the tennis tournament is an excellent marketing campaign.Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag is undoubtedly one of the most relevant tennis tournaments in this area, to which both players and guests gladly return. “We have long realized that the sea and the sun are not enough and that it is necessary to develop and commercialize a number of new competitive tourist experiences such as Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag. Guests come to Umag for top tennis, but also a number of additional facilities. That’s the real value of the tournament, because it brings together a very wide audience. ” he said Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli.For 29 years, Umag has been home to our most eminent tennis tournament, and the unofficial title of the city of sports, recently became official when the Federation of European Sports Capitals and Cities declared Umag the European City of Sports in 2018.Ronald Korotaj points out that the scale of excellence of the tournament is constantly rising, but Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag is ready to skip it this year as well.  “The organization is in full force, we are sure that all 100 thousand visitors will enjoy the rich and varied party program, and in the gourmet zone they are waiting for something new. This year, the Gourmet zone will be dedicated to Michelin, so in addition to its long-term partner, the Zigante Restaurant, which has a Michelin recommendation, Michelin-recommended restaurants – Pergola, Badi and San Rocco – will also be presented at the Michelin point. The wines of most Istrian winemakers with a Michelin recommendation, more precisely 11 out of 16 recommended, will be able to be tasted in the Taste Istria zone. Thanks to investments and hard work, Umag will surely shine. I believe that with the support of Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag so far, it will continue to be an event that everyone in Croatia looks up to. We are honored to be at that level and present what Croatia, Istria and Umag can offer”, said Ronald Korotaj.last_img read more

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Hong Kong tightens social distancing again as coronavirus cases rise

first_imgThe Chinese-ruled city recorded 52 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, including 41 that were locally transmitted, health authorities said. Since late January, Hong Kong has reported 1,522 cases and local media reported an eighth death on Monday.”Unless we have an effective vaccine which can be widely used in the community, we may need to co-exist with the virus for a period of time,” Lam told a news conference on Monday.The measures were the result of a three-way tug of war between considerations related to public health, economic impact and social acceptability, she said.Lam also said civil servants will work flexible hours and that wearing face masks will be mandatory on public transport.Earlier on Monday, the organizer of the Hong Kong Book Fair, which draws about one million visitors annually, said the event due to start on Wednesday will be postponed to a later, unspecified date due to the coronavirus.At least three other July fairs and expos were also postponed.Hong Kong’s Education Bureau on Friday announced the suspension of all schools from this week.Topics : Hong Kong will tighten social distancing measures again from Wednesday amid growing worries about a third wave of coronavirus infections, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said.The government will limit group gatherings to four people -from 50 – a measure last seen during a second wave in March.Twelve types of establishments, including gyms and gaming centers, must shut down for a week. Restaurants will only be allowed to give out takeaway after 6.00 p.m.last_img read more

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Kiwi kids want parents to put away mobiles – study

first_img3News 25 June 2015Kiwi children want their parents to put down mobile phones and pay them more attention, according to a new survey.About a third of 8 to 13-year-olds surveyed said their parents spent equal or less time with them than on their mobile devices.The global research, conducted by AVG Technologies, surveyed 340 Kiwi adults and 304 children and found what researchers considered to be a worrying trend.More than 50 percent of Kiwi children questioned felt their parents checked their devices too often.The children’s biggest grievance – when presented with a list of bad device habits – was their parents being distracted by their phone or tablet during a conversation.About 40 percent said this habit made them feel unimportant.Half of all Kiwi parents surveyed agreed their mobile device use was too frequent, and many worried about how it looked from their children’s viewpoint.http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/kiwi-kids-want-parents-to-put-away-mobiles–study-2015062516#axzz3e0TWPvchlast_img read more

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Colleges and universities to remain closed until January 2021

first_imgThe Ministry of Education and stakeholders have resolved that all Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs), Technical Vocational Education and Training Institutions (TVETs) and universities will reopen for face-to-face sessions in January 2021. Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha said they had also resolved that a robust multi-sectoral approach will be employed to step up preparedness for reopening in compliance with MOH protocols on mitigating the COVID-19 effects.He was speaking Thursday as the Ministry of Education met with all stakeholders to deliberate on the current preparedness for phased reopening of Teacher Training Colleges, TVET and Universities as earlier intended starting from September 1st, 2020 at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD). He said universities should continue offering virtual learning, examinations and virtual graduations but in strict adherence observance to quality measures set by the Commission for University Education’s the University Standards and Guidelines.Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 98 new cases, 62 recoveries, 2 deathsSaying priority should be given to final year students to ensure they can graduate.So far he noted that Dedan Kimathi University and Riara University have held virtual graduations with Egerton University also set to hold a virtual graduation on 31st July, 2020 while the University of Nairobi is set to hold a virtual graduation on 25th September, 2020.” Virtual orientation of first year students has been successfully undertaken in KCA University in May, 2020 and Dedan Kimathi University in June-July, 2020. This should be extended to other universities.” He saidMagoha said all institutions will continue making arrangements for re-opening based on the provided guidelines and checklists. But authorization to re-open for face to face teaching, learning and research, will be based on further guidance from Ministry of Health based on the dynamics of preparedness.The CS  said the ministry is looking into ways of supporting continued on-line learning for university students by supporting HELB to facilitate them for the acquisition of on-line learning facilities and resources.At the Basic Education, he said the the stakeholders observed that, although the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development continues to provide remote learning through radio, television and online programmes, there are some children who are unable to access these programmes.Also Read  MOH told to vacate, fumigate schools ahead of reopeningHe said the Ministry of Education and TSC, using a multi-agency approach, and in collaboration with chiefs and the Nyumba Kumi initiative, will implement a community-based learning approach where teachers will be mapped with learners to offer learning at no cost.“The TSC will provide guidelines on the implementation of the programme.” He added.At the sametime, he said the government has set aside sufficient funds to pay Board of Management teachers, non-teaching staff including security men and women to ensure proper maintenance and safety in schools.“The Ministry wishes to assure all stakeholders that a rigorous programme is place to monitor the COVID-19 situation in the country and will keep informing the country on the best steps to take to ensure normal operations within the sector resume when safety of learners and staff can be guaranteed.” Assured the CS .At Thursday’ s meeting, the stakeholders noted that:Also Read  Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve Parliament1. The current situation regarding the COVID-19 situation has kept worsening, with an average number of new positive cases daily averaging 600 in the last one week. As of yesterday, the number of reported positive cases stood at 19,125, some of them affecting staff of universities and colleges. The University of Nairobi has already lost four members of staff as a result of COVID-19.2. Since July 7, 2020, the Ministry has embarked on putting in place measures to ensure smooth reopening of higher learning institutions in line with COVID-19 protocols, while taking cognisant of the developments in the pandemic emanating from the Ministry of Health.3. A survey of all Teacher Training Colleges, Universities and TVET institutions has shown that few of them have put in place necessary measures to comply with the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 protocols that can guarantee safety of staff and learners once they reopen.4. The final decision on the reopening of the TTC’s, TVETs and universities will bedependent on the guidance from the Ministry of Health. “The meeting was held on the understanding that the decision to reopen all basic education learning institutions in January 2020 is upheld as agreed at an earlier meeting of education stakeholders held here on July 7th 2020.” Said MagohaGet breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more

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Missigher repeats as COURTS 10K Champion

first_imgWINSTON Missigher clocked 34 minutes, 11 seconds to retain his COURTS 10K Road Race on Sunday.Missigher was well off his winning time of 33:29 last year, but was well ahead of runner-up Nathaniel Giddings (34:54), his PPYC team mate. Odwin Tudor of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) completed the podium in (35:16).Cleveland Thomas (35:32) of Running Brave, Rickie Williams (35:48) and Marlon Nicholson (36:40) filled out the top six rewarding positions in the ninth edition of the annual fixture.The seven-time champion of the event, Cleveland Forde, who was upset by Missigher last year, did not compete yesterday.Missigher who made a tactical and race winning move from the bunch outside the GDF compound, said in a post race interview with Stabroek Sport that quite a few of the competitors are faster and stronger than him physically. However his mental strength coupled with his hunger to win and work ethic enabled him to repeat.Home alone! Winston Missigher crossing the finish line unchallenged to win this year’s COURTS 10K.He further disclosed that next up for him will be the Venture 5k in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday and like anyone else, he will be gunning for the win.The South American 10k series also starts soon and wins will be on his radar. But for now, the spoils and the praises belongs to Missigher, one of the most consistent athletes on the local scene.Meanwhile, 18 year-old Sheama Tyrell (42:13), Abedemi Charles (42:16), Kissanna Glen (43:01), Aaliyah Moore (43:11), Ashanti Scott (46:00) and Leyanna Charles (46:22) were the top six finishers in the female open category.The winners of the open male and female categories pocketed $100,000 each, while the immediate runners took home $80,000, $60,000, $40,000, $20,000 and $10,000 respectively.A Golden mile for youths along with a 3K event for staff members was also staged yesterday as part of Court’s 26 year anniversary celebrations.last_img read more

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