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Saint Mary’s speaker addresses intimacy and dating

first_imgKerry Cronin, the associate director of The Lonergan Institute at Boston College, spoke at Saint Mary’s on Monday about the search for the other and the meaning of intimacy.Cronin said that she was invited to Saint Mary’s to speak about sexuality in the dating and hookup culture on college campuses nationwide, through a Catholic lense.Cronin said she sends her own students on dating assignments and uses the assignments as practices of intimacy and vulnerability then asks them to write reflections about their experience. “Within the reflections, there were really important themes about intimacy; however, there tended to be a bit of a gender divide,” Cronin said. Cronin said that when it comes to being intimate, it can be challenging. She said the reflections she received were full of regret for not being more open when they had the opportunity to create intimacy.“We have very few ideas about how to go about finding intimacy,” Cronin said.Even though it can be hard to find, Cronin said people have examples of intimacy within relationships throughout their lives in their relationships with family, friends, significant others and God.Cronin said she defines intimacy as a certain type of closeness between two people in any relationship.  “Intimacy is a type of closeness in which much of ourselves, both hidden and not, are clearly expressed and are received by another person,” she said. “It is where many parts of ourselves are being seen and are allowed to be articulated and valued.”Cronin said people also must treat the other person the same way in order for intimacy to come about. “We must be where we can see, allow and value all parts of the other,” she said. “What is stopping us from intimacy is our inability to let the other person be other.”In order to achieve full intimacy, Cronin said that we must be aware of the high and low frequencies of intimacy. High frequency is the fast paced, new intimacy that overlooks the flaws and annoyances of a person one loves. She said the low frequency intimacy comes when everything has calmed down and a person sees the flaws of the other but loves them anyway.“American culture makes us addicts of intensity: We only want the rush of intensity,” she said. “[However,] intimacy often has long stretches of road.”Cronin said that intimacy is possible to achieve with anyone if people open their eyes to others.“Intimacy is the ability to see who is right in front of us and to let ourselves be seen.”Tags: intimacy, love, relationships, SMClast_img read more

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Sol Gives Back through its ‘One Community, One Goal’ Initiative

first_imgLifestyleLocalNews Sol Gives Back through its ‘One Community, One Goal’ Initiative by: – June 25, 2020 Share The Sol Group of companies operates in 22 countries across the Eastern Caribbean, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Bahamas, Cayman, Belize, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Martinique and Guadeloupe. Sol supplies fuels, lubricants, bitumen and LPG through an extensive service station network, with marine, aviation and commercial operations in the Caribbean. Share Supporting Charitable Food Banks and Charitable Organizations Across the Region Sharecenter_img 36 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Dominica, June 25, 2020 –SOL EC LTD- DOMINICA (Sol), stands by its commitment to the community in which we operate, especially during this unprecedented time. As such, Sol has reached out to various food bank organisations in the community across the region who have been instrumental in helping the more vulnerable families and individuals to weather the COVID-19 pandemic through the provision of food items.“Organisations like the Cathedral Feeding Program led by Fr. Nigel Karam, Fr. Branker John and their team, has been a true pillar in the community and we are proud to provide our support,” says Deborah Edward, Country Manager of Sol Dominica.She goes on to say that “at Sol it is a part of our mandate to be a true friend of the community and to be a good corporate citizen in the environments where we all live, work and play, and this is especially true amidst COVID-19.”The leading supplier of petroleum-based products and energy solutions in the region, Sol has championed various initiatives to support with contributions of over US$350,000 towards supporting essential workers and charitable food bank organizations.Mrs. Edward reaffirmed the company’s commitment to the region, “We take our corporate responsibility seriously and are mindful of the vital role that our products and services play in the communities in which we operate. This is just our way of showing that we care and will continue to support those organisations helping others.” Tweetlast_img read more

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Pollard criticised after no-ball denies Evin Lewis chance of century

first_imgKIERON Pollard has been criticised on social media after bowling a no-ball which denied opposition batsman Evin Lewis the chance of a century in a Caribbean Premier League (CPL).Pollard bowled a big no-ball when Lewis was on 97 off 32 balls, with St Kitts and Nevis Patriots needing one run to beat Barbados Tridents in the Twenty20 competition.The no-ball gave 25-year-old Lewis’ side the win but saw him miss out on the chance of a ton after he and captain Chris Gayle reached 129-0.Cricket statistician and journalist Mazher Arshad said: “So Kieron Pollard bowls a no-ball to deny Evin Lewis a hundred in CPL. Suraj Randiv was suspended for a match when he did that to (Virender) Sehwag in 2010.”Cricket supporter Mainraj Paudel called Pollard’s actions a “shameless act” on Twitter, while another spectator, Abhishek Chaturvedi, accused Pollard of showing “zero sportsmanship”.Lewis, however, was more diplomatic.In a televised post-match interview, he said: “It hurts (missing out on the hundred), but hitting 97 not out off 33 balls? I’ll take that any day.“I’ve been hitting the ball long and hard in the nets. I’m confident now and looking forward to the play-offs.”If Lewis had completed his century in 33 balls, it would have been the second fastest of all-time – just behind Chris Gayle’s 30-ball IPL knock in 2013.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

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