Pilgrims celebrate 175 years of Saint Mary’s with ‘A Walk in Time’

first_imgAs part of the year-long celebration of 175 years of Saint Mary’s College, students, faculty, alumnae and other visitors took a journey across campus — and through history — with “Discover Saint Mary’s: A Walk in Time.” Participants gathered at the Church of Our Lady of Loretto to be commissioned as pilgrims by Interim President Nancy Nekvasil and Sister M. Veronique Wiedower before embarking Sunday.In her opening remarks, vice president for mission at Saint Mary’s Judith Fean said “A Walk in Time” was an invitation to be intentional while exploring the campus.“It’s more than a walk,” Fean said. “It’s more than a tour. It’s a pilgrimage. … So, what sets pilgrims apart from other travelers? Pilgrims are on a journey with a deeper purpose. Pilgrims are seekers, although what they seek may vary.”Joni Kanzler, director of research for development at Saint Mary’s and chair of the Pilgrimage subcommittee, orchestrated the walk, along with other members of the 175 celebration steering committee. Kanzler said she hopes participants considered the storied past of the Sisters of the Holy Cross who established the College in 1844.“To think about the steps that we’re taking, and what the sisters had to face when they first came here 175 years ago,” she said. “ … And then as [the pilgrims] move from place to place, just being able to say this is where [the sisters] walked too, you know, how many years ago. That’s the part that means the most.”Planning for the walk began in June of 2018, Kanzler said, with the initial goal of traveling on foot to the original site of the first school and novitiate opened by the sisters in Bertrand, Michigan.“It’s a long way to walk, a lot of costs involved,” Kanzler said. “We decided Saint Mary’s is here, and this is our home.”Kanzler said the pilgrimage committee worked closely with the Sisters of the Holy Cross to give pilgrims the opportunity to “stop, ponder, reflect and pray” while learning more about the heritage and traditions of the College and the sisters who founded it.Sister M. Veroniqe Wiedower, president of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, shared this history with pilgrims visiting Bertrand Hall, the first home for the College, then called Saint Mary’s Academy. After Fr. Edward Sorin and the Congregation of Holy Cross began the foundation of Notre Dame in 1842, Wiedower said, they asked Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau, of Le Mans, France for some assistance.“They immediately wrote a letter to Father Moreau back in France and said, ‘Once the sisters arrive — and their presence is ardently desired — they must be prepared, not only to look after the laundry and the infirmary (over at Notre Dame), but also to conduct a school, perhaps even a boarding school,’” Wiedower said.Less than six months later, in May of the following year, Wiedower said, four newly professed sisters traveled from Le Mans, France to the U.S.“They made private vows to Father Moreau the day before getting on the boat, so they were not seasoned religious women,” Wiedower said. “Sister Mary of the Heart of Jesus was 19 years old. She was named the headmistress of the school. Sister Mary of Nazareth was 21 years old, and she was named as infirmarian and teacher. Sister Mary of Calvary was 24 years old, and she was named the chief linen keeper, and took care clothes for all the students, the brothers, priests and the sisters. And Sister Mary of Bethlehem was 45 years old, probably illiterate. Her job was to be in charge of the cows and the dairy.”These sisters succeeded in founding and running the College in its earliest days, despite being newly-professed religious sisters, untrained in teaching and only speaking French, Wiedower said.“So, I say Father Moreau should have miracles right away,” Wiedower said. “One: the sisters have survived all of these 175 years with four women who came over. And secondly: that Saint Mary’s College has survived 175 years with the beginnings of those first four women.”Much of the Saint Mary’s experience that students enjoy today is owed to those that came before, crossing the Atlantic to educate and spread the values of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, Wiedower said.“I’m a firm believer that the spirits of those who have gone before us live on, and that we stand on the shoulders of the women and men who have done something to allow Saint Mary’s to grow and to thrive today,” Wiedower said. “So, I think it’s important for students to know that the foundation on which their education is built on, the core values that we try to instill in students at Saint Mary’s, all come from this heritage of these men and women who took a risk, and did things that they weren’t necessarily prepared to do.”Wiedower said she hopes Saint Mary’s students graduate with similar values.“I hope that the education that these women receive not only prepares them for professions after graduation, but also prepares them for life, where they’re going to take risks and to be pioneers in many, many ways in the future,” Wiedower said.Interim President Nancy Nekvasil said Saint Mary’s legacy of 175 years is unique.“I think that it’s really unusual to be at a place that has been in existence for 175 years,” she said. “When I’ve gone to meetings, and I’ve had the opportunity to say that we’re celebrating our 175 anniversary, among other [college] presidents, there are audible gasps around the room.“It’s just really an incredible thing. And then when you think about the history, with regard to very young sisters, who left everything, and came across a very dangerous ocean, and stayed here, and instead of complaining and asking to be sent home … they looked around to see what the needs were. And I think that’s really who we are as Saint Mary’s.”Tags: 175th anniversary, A Walk in Time, blessed basil moreau, Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Le Mans, Rev. Edward Sorinlast_img read more

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Brighton to host first age group Inter Regional Championships

first_img Related John Lunt and the team at the inaugural Brighton and Hove Triathlon have announced the creation of an Inter Regional Championship between the South East, South Central and London triathlon regions by hosting the first ever Inter Regional Championships in Brighton on Sunday 11 September 2016.British Triathlon/Triathlon England members racing over the Sprint distance will be automatically entered to represent their region and compete to see who will be the Regional Champion in 2016. A trophy will be presented to the region that wins and awarded at the region’s AGM.The categories for the Inter Regional Championships are available on the event website but will include Male and Female, juniors (18-20), Seniors (21-39), and Veterans (40+).Event Director, John Lunt said “As way of supporting the regions and enhancing the value of being a Triathlon England member, we are delighted to originate the first ever Inter Regional Championships for age groupers. Brighton offers the perfect backdrop for a championship race with its closed sea front roads and a fantastic location together with a sports festival expo over a fun weekend.”The Brighton and Hove Triathlon, will host over 1,500 triathletes on closed roads on Brighton and Hove seafront in September. Running alongside the event, is The Sport and Fitness Show, providing participants’ families with ‘a fun active day out over the weekend’.www.brightonandhovetriathlon.comlast_img read more

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Reindeer with everything

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

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Construction industry gossip: That’s the way to live

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletterslast_img read more

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European Commission launches investigation into proposed 520 km/h test track

first_imgSPAIN: The European Commission is to undertake an in-depth investigation into whether proposals for public funding of a planned high speed rail test centre near Málaga would be compatible with state aid rules.The Spanish government has proposed that the planned Centro de Ensayos de Alta Tecnología Ferroviaria would have a 57·7 km circuit suitable for testing high speed trains and related equipment at speeds up to 520 km/h. The government envisages that the entire €358·6m cost would be met from public resources, with the EU Regional Development Fund providing the majority of the funding and the government the remainder. However, on March 23 the Commission said it ‘has doubts that the project pursues a genuine objective of common interest’ as required by state aid rules. Its initial investigation found that ‘demand for such a railway test centre seems low’ while ‘public opposition, especially on environmental grounds, appears quite strong’. The Commission said ‘projections also indicate that the project will remain vastly loss-making’, and is unlikely to attract the 60% private financing required under EU rules covering state aid for R&D facilities; a 2013 tender which aimed to select an operator for the centre attracted no bidders.The Commission is concerned that state aid could give CEATF an advantage over other testing facilities operating without support, and said it was unclear whether the facility would be available to all potential users under open and non-discriminatory terms.last_img read more

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Sanquhar Storage Company Strikes Gold

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInA NEW caravan storage firm in Sanquhar is the safest in the region.Beaver Storage at Unit 1 on the Blackaddie Industrial Estate, recently received a gold award from the Caravan Storage Site Owners’ Association (CaSSOA), a recognised membership body providing security accreditations to site owners.And Beaver Storage is the only site of its kind in Dumfries and Galloway to receive this top accolade.Owned by Crawick businessman Bob Vevers, the idea for a storage site came into being after he took over a part of the former Century Aluminium premises in July.Bob said: “I took on the lease of a large courtyard and industrial unit next door to EME.“I run a log supply business from there but the space is really enormous.“The unit, a yard and large indoor storage area, was developed in the summer. I started by sealing off part of the building from the former Century premises and began Beaver logs.“About six weeks ago, Ian Waddell began to use part of the premises for his valeting and car wash business, so the industrial site is expanding all the time.“There is a huge courtyard that I am going to use for caravan storage, since the site lends itself well to this type of business. It is secure and there is plenty of space.“I also have plans to develop the covered area into a safe and secure self-storage business.“This was just a redundant yard with rabbits running around it before I moved in. It shows on a small scale just what a little can do.”Site owner Ken Dixon says he is pleased this part of the industrial estate is now being developed to create jobs and bring new business to Upper Nithsdale.He said: “We took over the site about 15 years ago, just before the economy took a steep downturn, and we had to put our plans on hold.“Many people thought we’d abandoned the place but we’ve always had ambitious plans for the site and had to wait it out until the time was right to develop it successfully.“That time has now arrived and it is so good to see new businesses starting up and further plans to develop this part of the industrial estate will have a very positive impact on Sanquhar in the not-too-distant future.“It’s taken a while to get here, but things are looking up and Bob’s Gold Award proves that we can attract quality new businesses into Sanquhar as well as a whole new level of customers.”After Bob applied for membership to CaSSOA, they sent around their appointed surveyors, RiskSure, to see just how secure the site was.On granting the gold award, the surveyor said: “All areas of the site were assessed with particular emphasis on security features and fire protection in order to ascertain the appropriate CaSSOA accreditation.“The site owners were present at survey and all security features and fire protection were reviewed onsite.“Whilst we cannot comment on individual site’s security features, the systems observed at survey were in line with the national standards required by CaSSOA to attain a Gold accreditation.”Bob added: “I’m delighted with this award and, especially for being the only caravan storage site in Dumfries and Galloway with this top accreditation.“I hope it will go some way towards putting Sanquhar on the map for service excellence; raise awareness of this fantastic part of south west Scotland; and help in a small way in bringing back signs of prosperity to the area.”Main PhotoSite owner Ken Dixon, Bob Vevers of Beaver Storage and Ian Waddell who runs a vehicle valeting service on the premises.Story Credit – Nithsdale Timeslast_img read more

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Be careful how you travel

first_imgImmigration attorney warns Caribbean nationalsImmigration attorney, Dahlia Walker-Huntington, is advising Caribbean nationals who are holders of green cards and who have been charged with a crime in the United States not to travel abroad at this time.Despite a court in Seattle, Washington, placing a stop order on an executive order signed by President Donald Trump, which placed a ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries, Caribbean nationals living in the United States are still on edge.Speaking at an immigration forum at the Holy Cross Episcopalian Church in Miami Gardens, Florida, Walker-Huntington said there are still negative implications for non-U.S. citizens.Walker-HuntingtonShe warned that local law enforcement officers have now been reordered to act as immigration agents by the Trump administration. This stipulation was previously dropped by the Obama-led government.“You may have had a minor offence many years ago and you now want to apply for citizenship or you want to travel. My suggestion to you is do not travel. If you are a green card holder and you were arrested, even if you were not convicted or even if the case was dismissed, Do not travel as you may be caught and be unable to return,” Walker-Huntington said.She told the audience that green card holders who have been charged with offenses in the U.S. are more likely to be harassed than those aliens who are arriving in the U.S. for the first time.Caribbean nationals who hold green cards and spend more time outside of the country than they do on American soil, also stand a chance of losing their green card.Those persons were warned to get their act together.“If you can’t actually live here there is a level entry permit that you can apply for that will allow you to stay out of the country for two years,” she said, while warning that those persons should be always on the ball with filing their taxes every year.The attorney also had a warning for undocumented aliens.“The non-criminal undocumented, those who came across from the Bahamas… the Executive Board now sees them as a threat to national security and they are to be repatriated swiftly, consistently and humanely. Some 10,000 new Homeland Security agents are to be recruited and they also say the “overstayers” are to be detained until the merit of their case is heard,” she said.She added that those individuals will no longer fall under prosecutorial discretion where they will be released until their case is heard but will be forcibly detained for up to two years, as has been stated by Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.Sessions, she said, was a career law enforcer who has no interest in prosecutorial discretion.last_img read more

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Senior Counsel Astaphan: “You Cannot Win a Case with Something Stuck in Your Head.””

first_img Share 171 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share LocalNewsPolitics Senior Counsel Astaphan: “You Cannot Win a Case with Something Stuck in Your Head.”” by: – December 17, 2019center_img Tweet Senior Counsel Anthony AstaphanSenior Counsel Anthony Astaphan finds interesting the United Worker’s Party’s accusations of stolen elections.The Senior Counsel recalls that the opposition filed similar cases challenging election results unsuccessfully in 2005 and 2009.However, Astaphan acknowledges that it is the party’s right to challenge the results in court.He cautions that the proceedings may not get very far if the opposition presents the court with same petition that was presented prior to the election.Senior Counsel Astaphan states, “They’re going to have to convince the court that massive irregularities occurred, which none of the observers saw. All of the observers said that there were no irregularities on the day of the election and the election was conducted in accordance with the law and international best practices. So that’s going to be an interesting challenge for them.“The other one I’m assuming is going to be that the Labour party flew in 8,000 voters to steal the election. If that is where they are going, then, they are dead from the start because the Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority has put out a statement saying that including everybody, including children, observers, members of the media, it was just over 2,000 people who came in during that time. A difference of only 500 from the year before.”Senior Counsel Astaphan, who expects that he may be representing the Labor Party in court, says it appears that the opposition is continuing their campaign of “fake news” as a vehicle to progress with the election petition.He says however that he will be patient.“We will wait and see whats happening. I think that the vast majority of us, and in fact the region, the world, the OAS, the American government, the regional governments, CARICOM, Commonwealth, and all of the other stakeholders that the country deals with have accepted the results as free and fair, and are marching on.“Mr. Linton is caught in his vortex of his own creations that is his fake news of corruption, fraud and stealing of an election. You cannot win a case with something stuck in your head.” Sharelast_img read more

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Aeroflex may Release Fourth Quarter & Full Year Fiscal (2012) Financial Results on August 16, 2012

first_imgAeroflex Holding Corp. a leading global provider of high performance microelectronic components, and test and measurement equipment, plans to release its fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2012 financial results on Thursday, August 16, 2012. The release will be followed by a webcast and conference call at 8:15 a.m. (Eastern) in which management will discuss the financial results. To participate in the live webcast, please visit the events page located at www.aeroflex.com. Please plan to join five to ten minutes before the start of the webcast to facilitate a timely connection. If you are unable to participate and would like to hear a replay of the call, an audio replay of the webcast will be available on our website.last_img

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Injection-molded Slotted Waveguide Array Antenna Made from Resin

first_imgMitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a slotted waveguide array antenna made of injection-molded resin which can outperform conventional patch array antennas in side-lobe characteristics, cross-polarization characteristics, and electric power efficiency, as well as offer, reduced weight and cost. Mitsubishi Electric’s new antenna will enable radar systems to achieve an enhanced observation range/accuracy and wireless communication systems to achieve greater communication capacity and speed. The company will begin deploying the antenna for various applications, including weather radars, airport radars, remote-sensing radars and satellite communications.The antenna is made with resin injection molding for reduced weight and low cost. Resin, however, is easily distorted by heat compared to metal, so resin-molding waveguide parts must be secured with screws, which require screw-holes that can degrade the antenna’s electric performance. Mitsubishi Electric solved this problem with a proprietary “boss-iris structure,” which incorporates small, round “boss” protuberances for screw holes and an “iris” diaphragm waveguide to adjust electrical characteristics (part of the boss and the rib structure serve as the iris). The antenna also achieves industry-leading performance thanks to the proprietary structures: “boss-iris structure” and “novel ridge structure” which is a fence meandering along the waveguide to control finely the radiation from the slots. As a result, the new antenna’s injection-molded design maintains high performance as well as weighs 40 percent less and costs 90 percent less than conventional metallic versions.Mitsubishi Electric developed the antenna with Hiroshima Institute of Technology, and received support from the Japan Science and Technology Agency’s A-STEP program under a project entitled “Development of a novel resin ridge waveguide antenna with eminent low sidelobe.” For the project, a large-scale array antenna prototype consisting of about 2,000 elements was manufactured and evaluated. In tests, the antenna demonstrated high performance, including 60 percent suppression of sidelobe, 90 percent reduction of cross polarization, and 10 percent greater electric power efficiency compared to conventional patch array antenna.last_img read more

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