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Le Mans celebrates Feast of the Annunciation with 24-hour adoration

first_imgA 24-hour adoration for the Feast of the Annunciation began last night in Holy Spirit Chapel, Le Mans Hall at Saint Mary’s and will continue until 6 p.m. this evening.Freshman Julie Weilbaker engendered this event and said  students from Notre Dame and Holy Cross are welcome to join in prayer to commemorate the Annunciation.“God truly is so good to us and gives Mary to each of us to be the mother of us all,” Weilbaker said. “This is a chance for us to reciprocate that gift and invite the other campuses to come to Jesus here at Saint Mary’s. I always love to be able to celebrate the feast with as many people as possible.”Weilbaker said Annunciation is the highest Marian feast day, for it celebrates Mary’s acceptance of God’s plan to give her a son.“Human history centers around this moment when God became man, out of pure love for us,” Weilbaker said. “Our only response can be to adore Him and love Him as best we can. Jesus is constantly calling to us, waiting for us to give Him even the slightest glance and return the love that He gives to us every moment of our lives.”The adoration itself will allow students to do just that, as Weilbaker said it involves a variety of prayers and songs in honor of Mary. According to Weilbaker, each hour will begin with a different prayer, including the four mysteries of the rosary, litanies to Mary and meditations.“We wanted to incorporate some of our Holy Cross traditions by including one of the meditations written by Fr. Basil Moreau and a few poems to the Blessed Virgin written by Sr. Madeleva [Wolff],” Weilbaker said. “When we celebrate the Annunciation and honor Mary, she gives that glory to God, and it is magnified.”Weilbaker said her past participation in 24-hour adorations at her home parish, along with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, led her to suggest this idea to Campus Ministry. She encourages peers who wish to set up similar events to pray for Mary’s intercession and to remain persistent.“The idea just kind of came to me as I was walking out of the chapel,” Weilbaker said. “It seemed like such a simple but profound way to honor Our Lady, the patroness of our school. I just went to our chaplain Fr. John Pearson and mentioned the idea to him, and he was very willing to help me as much as possible to make sure that it happened.”Pearson said he encourages students to become involved with Campus ministry so they can share their ideas with faith.“Campus Ministry is open to proposals that are appropriate and that we have the resources to meet,” Pearson said. “Students proposed this opportunity and worked hard to make it happen.”He said students should attend the 24-hour adoration to celebrate Mary’s commitment to God and to relate to her on a spiritual level.“It took the assent of a woman even younger than our students to make possible the incarnation,” Pearson said. “That makes it a feast especially attractive to young women growing in their faith.”Tags: Adoration, Feast of the Annunciation, Holy Spirit Chapellast_img read more

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Creative Team Set for Phoenix, Starring Julia Stiles

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 28, 2014 The creative team is now set for the off-Broadway production of Scott Organ’s Phoenix, starring the previously announced Julia Stiles and James Wirt. The production, helmed by Jennifer DeLia, will feature set design by Caite Hevner Kemp, costumes by Amit Gajwani, lighting design by Oona Curley, sound design by Janie Bullard and scenic art by Burton Machen. Performances will begin at the Cherry Lane Theatre on July 28. Phoenix will play a limited engagement through August 23. Opening night for the one-act dark romantic comedy is set for August 7. Related Shows When Bruce (Wirt) and Sue (Stiles) meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night-stand, Sue has this to say to him: one, I had a great time with you that night and two, let’s never see each other again. Thus begins a 4,000 mile journey well beyond the confines of their carefully structured worlds. Bruce is fueled by an overwhelming but undefined compulsion to join her in Phoenix. Sue is reluctantly charmed by his persistence, but steadfast in her resolve to keep him at bay. Phoenix View Commentslast_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Grumpy Cat to Join Cats Cast & More

first_img View Comments P.S. The West End’s Wicked (which Menzel originally headlined after her Tony-winning Broadway turn as Elphie) celebrated its 10th anniversary on September 27. We’re loving this sneak peek of the celebrations. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Grumpy Cat to Join Cats CastWhat’s next, Hello Kitty being named the Gumbie Cat standby? Grumpy Cat, the media personality, performer and New York Times best-selling author, will make her Great White Way debut alongside the Cats cast on stage at the Neil Simon Theatre on September 30. “Being selected as the first real cat to perform in Cats on Broadway is an honor. I hate it,” Grumpy Cat meowed in a statement. “If I’m really being honest, I’d prefer to play the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera.”Shirley Jones Bio-Show Eyeing New YorkThe Partridge Family legend and Great White Way vet Shirley Jones and her son, Broadway and television actor Patrick Cassidy, are headlining the world premiere of Have You Met Miss Jones. Directed by Richard Maltby, Jr. and featuring stories, memories and songs from the Oscar-winning Jones’ career, the show is currently playing a limited ten-week engagement through November 27 at the New Theatre in Overland, Kansas. Co-written by Shaun Cassidy and Maltby, and developed by Patrick Cassidy, there are plans to subsequently take the production on a national tour prior to heading to New York. We will keep you posted!Lydia Wilson & Rafe Spall Return to London StageSome news from across the pond. Former Broadway.com fresh face Lydia Wilson (King Charles III) has been tapped to star in Sam Shepard’s Fool For Love, alongside Adam Rothenberg. Directed by Simon Evans, the Ripper Street co-stars will play a limited eight-week engagement from October 26 at London’s Found111. Meanwhile, Broadway alum Rafe Spall (Betrayal) will join the Ruth Wilson-led Hedda Gabler. Helmed by Tony winner Ivo van Hove, the previously announced production will begin previews on December 5 at the National’s Lyttleton Theatre. Opening night is set for December 12. We’re keeping an eye on this one, it could have legs…Idina Menzel on Frozen 2The newly engaged Idina Menzel recently stopped by The Ellen Show, hosted by Miley Cyrus, to talk tales of her son Walker, performing the National Anthem next to the President and an Easter bunny, as well as whether Elsa will be a lesbian in Frozen 2. “I, Idina Menzel, says I am all for it. I think it’s a wonderful idea. I think it’s a wonderful conversation.” Check out the interview below. Watch SPELLBINDING video highlights from our 10th Birthday celebrations feat. fabulocious guests & cast members, past & present! #Wicked10 pic.twitter.com/he3ant7ByX— Wicked UK (@WickedUK) September 29, 2016 Catscenter_img Grumpy Cat(Photo: Steve Jennings/Getty Images) Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 30, 2017 Related Showslast_img read more

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Long Island Weather Warmer This Weekend

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The forecast is mostly calling for more spring-like weather on Long Island this weekend now that Monday’s snow storm has moved passed the region.Temperatures will hit the high 40s under cloudy skies Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with wind gusts expected today and temps dropping into the 30s after sundown all week, according to National Weather Service meteorologists.After a slight chance of snow showers Thursday morning, weather is expected to warm up under sunny skies to the low 50s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.last_img read more

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3 ways credit unions can help veterans

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Veterans Day is a time of year many Americans ask how they can help recognize those who currently serve and have served our country.Veterans live in every community across the United States, and it’s more likely than not that a credit union has veterans in its membership — even if the organization isn’t headquartered near a military base or doesn’t hold military affiliation in its field of membership.Our nation’s veterans deserve support, and here are a few ways credit unions can provide that. continue reading »last_img read more

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UK’s Northern pool to go direct in alternatives, targets 25% cost reduction

first_imgThe letter, signed by the funds’ respective chairs, also said it hoped to increase its current 4.5% allocation to infrastructure – equivalent to £1.6bn – to its 10% target within 3-5 years.The letter continued that the funds were targeting a 25% reduction in costs, a “significantly ambitious” target that could partially be achieved by moving externally managed equity and bond portfolios in-house in the coming years.“The savings arise predominantly from the increased resource of the pool enabling many alternative asset classes to be accessed in a more cost-effective way,” the letter added.It said that, rather than the three schemes being reliant on funds-of-funds within the private equity and hedge fund space, it would instead opt for co-investments and single strategy funds.The pool’s submission to government added that it would also place greater emphasis on direct real estate and infrastructure investment, although in the case of the direct property mandates, the pool expected them to still be managed externally on an advisory basis.The pool also continued its push for the GMPF’s joint venture with the London Pensions Fund Authority, a £500m infrastructure fund, to become a national vehicle for LGPS investment in the asset class.The venture already enjoys the backing of West Yorkshire and Merseyside, with the two funds expected to each contribute £250m in capital towards by the autumn of 2016.The Northern pool is the largest of eight pools to emerge following attempts by DCLG to increase scale across the LGPS.The collaborations largely aim to pool assets by April 2018, although the London CIV and Local Pensions Partnership are already operational. The UK’s largest local authority pension pool predicts its collaboration will see costs fall by 25%, as the three pension funds abandon fund-of-fund structures in favour of co-investments.The £35bn (€41.9bn) Northern pool – previously known as the Northern Powerhouse pool and backed by the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF), West Yorkshire Pension Fund and Merseyside Pension Fund – also said it planned a longer-term allocation of 15% to infrastructure, increasing by 10 percentage points the combined funds’ allocation to the asset class.The pledge was contained within the collaboration’s final consultation to the Department for Communities and Local Government, to which local government pension schemes (LGPS) had to outline their pooling proposals by 15 July.“With such a large investment pool composed of partners from across the North, the fund will deliver both the commercial returns required and social value to the regions that each of the funds represent,” a letter attached to the funds’ consultation response said.last_img read more

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Prostate screening has no benefit

first_img Share HealthLifestyle Prostate screening has no benefit by: – April 1, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet 36 Views   no discussions Prostate cancer screening does not save lives, according to a 20-year study, published in the British Medical Journal.One in four newly diagnosed cancers in UK men is prostate cancer.Last year, the body which regulates screening in the UK advised against routine screening.The UK National Screening Committee said this study provided further evidence that the harms outweigh the benefits.Prostate cancer kills 10,000 people in the UK every year.While there is no screening programme, men over 50 may still request a test.Screening This latest study was carried out in Norrkoping in Sweden. It followed 9,026 men who were in their 50s or 60s in 1987.Nearly 1,500 men were randomly chosen to be screened every three years between 1987 and 1996. The first two tests were performed by digital rectal examination and then by prostate specific antigen testing.The report concludes: “After 20 years of follow-up, the rate of death from prostate cancer did not differ significantly between men in the screening group and those in the control group.”The favoured method of screening is the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test.However, around 15% of men with normal PSA levels will have prostate cancer and two-thirds of men with high levels of PSA do not in fact have prostate cancer.One study has suggested that to prevent one death from prostate cancer you would have to screen 1,410 men and treat 48 of them.Dr Anne Mackie, programmes director of the UK National Screening Committee, said: “This evidence provides further support for the recommendation the Committee made in November not to screen for prostate cancer at this time.“At the moment the potential harms significantly outweigh the benefits of screening. We will re-assess the evidence for prostate cancer screening against our criteria again in three years, or earlier if new evidence warrants it.”Dr Sarah Cant, head of policy and campaigns for The Prostate Cancer Charity, said: “Whilst this research suggests that screening men for prostate cancer doesn’t reduce the number of men dying from the disease, this was a relatively small study and not all the screening rounds used the PSA test, which is the most effective test we have at the moment to indicate prostate problems that might be cancer.“We know from another larger study that screening using the PSA test can reduce mortality rates.“However, this previous trial showed that screening can lead to many men undergoing unnecessary treatment for a harmless prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer Charity therefore doesn’t believe there is enough evidence yet to support a screening programme.”Source: BBC Newslast_img read more

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Bulldogs Baseball Teams On Winning Side

first_imgBatesville puts up 13 hits to beat Hauser 9-0 in Varsity Baseball action.Bulldogs vs Hauser Baseball (5-13)Batesville Varsity is now 13-6 on the season.Next Game will be against Franklin County at Liberty Park starting at 5:30 PM.  (This is our Senior Night) on Thursday (5-15).Bryan Hoeing has the mound.The Bulldogs JV Team were also winners, 6-2, over Lawrenceburg.Bulldogs vs. Lawrenceburg JV Baseball (5-13)Submitted by Batesville Coaches Alex Davis and Steve Ollier with Game Changer.last_img read more

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GOtv Boxing Night 20: Fight against Anan will be easy, boats Real One

first_imgRelatedPosts Flykite announces postponement of GOtv Boxing Night 21 Real One, Baby Face, Esepo to headline GOtv Boxing Night 21 GOtv Boxing Night 20 holds today Reigning West African Boxing Union lightweight champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, has declared that his title defence against Ghana’s Ezekiel Anan will require minimal effort. The encounter is one of the four title bouts at the nine-fight GOtv Boxing Night 20, which holds at Lagos’ Tafawa Balewa Square on 28 December. Speaking after a sparring session yesterday Real One claimed that Anan stands no chance of causing an upset. “This is my first title defence and I’m sure, very sure, it will be easy. Anan is deceiving himself if he is nursing the ambition of returning with the title. He should just come and enjoy the hospitality Nigerians are known to provide. But that hospitality will not extend to the ring, where I’m the master,” said the champion. He claimed to have defeated the best Ghanaian boxers, a level to which he believes is way above Anan’s. GOtv Boxing Night 20 will be headlined by the World Boxing Federation Intercontinental Heavyweight title fight between Onoriode “Godzilla” Ehwariemi of Nigeria and Ariel “Chiquito” Baracamonte of Argentina. Also at the show, WABU welterweight champion, Nigeria’s Nigeria’s Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, will defend his title against another Ghanaian, Sanitor Agbenyo. There will also be the national super bantamweight title bout between Sadiq “Happy Boy” Adeleke and Opeyemi “Sense” Adeyemi. Also in action is Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje, the national featherweight champion, who takes on Olusegun Moses in a challenge bout. Another big name on the card is Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola, who will fight Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan in a national super featherweight contest. Incumbent national light heavyweight champion, Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu, will face Olanrewaju Segun in a challenge clash, while Alaba “Eylbow” Omotola and Bolaji “Fight to Finish” Abdullahi will go head-to-head in a national lightweight challenge. There is also an all-female super featherweight clash between Cynthia “Omo Bobby” Ogunsemilore and Aminat Yekini. The event will also feature live musical performances from “Bolanle” crooner, Zlatan; “Up to Something” singer, Mayorkun, and “Mercy of the Lord” performer, Oritsefemi. The best boxer at the show will win a cash prize of N1million alongside the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.Tags: ANANGOtv Boxing NightReal OneTafawa Balewa Squarelast_img read more

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Harrington hails stand-in caddie

first_img Cashman, 65, is a photographer for the Golfing Union of Ireland who has known Harrington for 35 years and was in the gallery following his fellow Irishman while in South Africa on holiday. Harrington, who carded a second consecutive 71 to finish two under par, said: “Ronan felt like he needed to throw up and as he went out on the course he thought it would clear a bit but it got worse and worse and for him to give up….I don’t think I have ever seen him do that in any circumstances. “He felt like he was getting in the way and when we finally said goodbye he could not physically stand up. I really did feel bad because he was lying there but thankfully there was a friend of ours out there who holidays down here and he took over. “He started off like he was carrying bows and arrows but by the end he had the double-strap going (on the bag) and was using all the lingo. “It’s amazing how much caddies do for you and it gives you a new appreciation for what they do out there. I know now why we pay them the big bucks!” Cashman, who has never caddied before but is a member with Flood at the Heritage in Ireland, said: “The bag was lighter than I expected. It was very comfortable. “I saw Ronan on the range and he looked awful. I said if you need help, call me. They sent out a replacement caddie but Padraig asked if I would be happy to continue and I was. I told him I wouldn’t give him a line or a club but he was so easy to work for. “I’ve given him my phone number if he needs me but hopefully Ronan will be okay.” Flood, who is also Harrington’s brother-in-law, was suffering from food poisoning before the round and eventually had to call it quits on the sixth hole of Durban Country Club. He was taken to the clubhouse to be treated by a doctor and is expected to be fit to resume his duties on Saturday, although stand-in Pat Cashman has offered his services if required. Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington hailed the skills of his stand-in caddie after regular bagman Ronan Flood needed medical treatment during the second round of the Volvo Golf Champions on Friday.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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