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More than 100 Notre Dame students, faculty and South Bend community members gathered at the Grotto on Thursday night for a remembrance prayer vigil to show support for the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico.In September, students from the Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa were abducted during a peaceful protest. Since then, the protest movement in Mexico has spread around the world and continues to gain momentum as people turn the spotlight on the country to demand justice for the more than 20,000 people who have disappeared since 2006.Michael Yu Ph.D. student César Leon Soto, president of the Latino Graduate Association at Notre Dame (LGAND), planned the vigil as a vehicle to bring the global movement directly to the Notre Dame community, reminding students that young adults similar to themselves were severely punished for standing up for their beliefs.Forty-three empty chairs stood around the grotto as a reminder of the missing students. In the tradition of Latin American protest movements, each student’s name was called as a candle was lit on their chair.“This serves as a symbolic gesture indicating that the 43 are not forgotten and that their struggle is now ours,” Soto said.Marisel Moreno, associate professor of Spanish, said she encourages students to not remain unmoved by such “unimaginable” violence.“As members of a higher learning institution, it’s unimaginable to think of 43 of our own students victimized for standing up against corruption and oppression,” she said. “These students are the latest victims of a highly corrupt system that is working in tandem with drug cartels and benefits from impunity. … We are all implicated, and it ultimately affects us all.”According to Soto, there are various ways for students to get involved in the movement. By clicking on hashtags such as #FightingForAyotzinapa, #WeAreAyotzinapa and #Ayotzinapa, students can stay up-to-date on the movement.Soto said he calls all Notre Dame students to become aware of the problems in Mexico and to work toward restoring the image of Notre Dame as “a champion of human rights” and more than just a “football school.”“Ultimately, we can show our support by putting pressure on the Mexican government, by writing letters to the Mexican consulate expressing our dismay,” he said.According to Kellogg visiting fellow Sandra Ley Gutiérrez, student movements are important in creating change and providing energy and strength to the demands for truth and justice. Gutiérrez ended the prayer service by challenging students to become informed, spread the word, show support and reject all forms of violence.“Lastly, never forget, and never let others forget about this massacre,” she said. “We are counting on you.”Tags: Ayotzinapa, LGAND, Mexico, missing students, prayer vigil
The Notre Dame community honored the nearly 60 people killed and more than 500 injured in Sunday’s shooting at a country music concert in Las Vegas. Earlier in the day, University President Fr. John Jenkins released a statement expressing his condolences and the day ended with a 9 p.m. prayer service at the Grotto on Monday.“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the awful carnage in Las Vegas,” Jenkins said in a statement. “We pray that there comes a day when the senseless violence that has plagued the nation for so long ends for good.”According to an email from Campus Ministry, the bells of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart tolled in honor of the victims from 3 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. Later, at 5:15 p.m., special prayers were offered for the victims in Las Vegas at the Annual Red Mass, at which Fr. Kevin C. Rhoades, the Bishop of Fort Wayne–South Bend diocese, presided. At 9 p.m., director of Campus Ministry, Fr. Pete McCormick, led a prayer service at the Grotto.Allie Green, Campus Ministry’s assistant director of liturgy, emphasized the community element of the service.“The only way we can come together to make sense of this is together in groups,” Green said. “We can try to make sense of this violence as one family.”Green also noted the importance of the Grotto as the venue for the service.“How blessed we are to a have a sacred space like the Grotto to pray,” she said.Kate Barrett, associate director of liturgy, also stated the importance of gathering as a community.“I think the thing about events such as last night is that there is a lot of fear surrounding it because it is so unpredictable,” she said. “One of the things we hope comes out of this is solidarity,” Barrett said. “You can only overcome hatred and violence through prayer, community and peace.”Barrett agreed that selecting the Grotto as the venue was an important choice.“The Grotto is a place where people come to find comfort,” she said. “We chose it, as opposed to a mass or a rosary, so that we could include everyone.”The service itself consisted of a hymn, an opening prayer, a reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Colossians, intercessions, the Lord’s Prayer and the alma mater. Once the alma mater was finished, the assembled community members exchanged signs of peace before many entered the Grotto itself to light candles in honor of the victims. Throughout, quiet weeping pervaded the air.After the conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer, McCormick issued a call for unity.“As we conclude this prayer with our hands joined, let us remember that we are stronger together,” McCormick said. “Just as we stand here at this Grotto, that emanates forth light, it is made brighter by the candles united together. The same is true for us.“In a day in which darkness seemingly prevailed, always remember that the light is within. That what we have to offer this world is made most profound in our unity, the ways in which we come together to share for love one another, and share compassion for one another. You can always, and I promise this, always, be the change you want to be in the world by simply joining hands, as we do tonight.”Tags: Grotto, Las Vegas shooting, Prayer service
Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2015 It’s Only a Play Stockard Channing View Comments Tickets are now available for the new production of Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play. The Jack O’Brien-helmed comedy will star Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally, Rupert Grint, F. Murray Abraham and Stockard Channing. Performances begin at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on August 28. Opening night is scheduled for October 9. Star Files It’s Only a Play is set on the opening night of Broderick’s character Peter Austin’s new play, as he anxiously awaits to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his best friend, a television star (Lane), his fledgling producer (Mullally), his erratic leading lady (Channing), his wunderkind director (Grint), an infamous drama critic, and a wide-eyed coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan. There’s no business like show business. Matthew Broderick The star-studded comedy will run for a 17-week engagement through January 4, 2015. Micah Stock will also join the cast in his Broadway debut. Nathan Lane Related Shows
Related Shows View Comments “I consider this my legacy project,” Takei told The New York Times. “This is the first time that this dark chapter of American history will be done on the Broadway stage.” The Old Globe production featured Takei, along with Tony winner Lea Salonga and Telly Leung. Take a look at Broadway.com’s chat with the cast below! George Takei will make his Broadway debut in the musical Allegiance, reprising his performance from the 2012 world premiere production in San Diego. Performances will begin at a Shubert theater to be announced on October 6. Opening night is set for November 8. Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 14, 2016 Allegiance Takei is best known for playing Sulu on the original Star Trek TV series and the six movies that followed. He made his professional acting debut on a 1959 episode of the pioneering live television drama series, Playhouse 90. His many additional screen credits include Larry Crowne, The Great Buck Howard, The Red Canvas, You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, DC 9/11: Time of Crisis, The Green Berets, Majority of One, Kissinger and Nixon, Prisoners of the Sun aka Blood Oath, Return From the River Kwai, An American Dream, Hawaii Five-0, True Justice, The Big Bang Theory, Community, Heroes, Will & Grace, Malcolm in the Middle, Freddie, Scrubs, Grosse Pointe and The Six Million Dollar Man. Allegiance is the story of family, love and patriotism set during the Japanese-American internment of World War II. On the 60th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a meeting with a young journalist forces WWII veteran Sam Otsuka to remember his family’s relocation from their California farm to the Heart Mountain internment camp. As they struggle to adjust to their new home, young Sam and his sister Kei find themselves torn between loyalty to their family and allegiance to their country. The Star Trek favorite will play Sam Otsuka, a WWII veteran; the show is inspired by his personal experience in Japanese internment camps in the 1940s. Stafford Arima will direct the tuner, which features music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and a book by Marc Acito.
I am exhausted just thinking about the average young Mom’s day. Wake. Work. Eat. Out the door. Daycare. School. Home. Eat. Clean. Engage. Educate. Sleep. Repeat.And it appears that most of my friends are not just average young moms. They are super moms.Working full time, part time, two jobs, reading food labels, planning activities, talking to their kids, reading, making plans for surgeries, trips, daily giving giving giving until by the end of the day, there is nothing left. empty. out.And I wonder how long this can be sustained? Until someone gets sick? Loses a job? Quits a job? Screams at a spouse words that are hard to take back? Or worse?And I am convinced (although I really do know nothing about this subject because I don’t have kids) there has to be a way to build up mommy while building up baby. And I am pretty sure that way is OUTSIDE. Walks. Rides. Runs. Pushing, strolling into clean crisp winter air. Seeing stars or early moons rising. Watching breath as it leaves your mouth and meets the air forming silver clouds.Playing on playgrounds. Running. Stretching. I watch moms with jog strollers and want to cheer them on screaming – WELL DONE!I see parents walking little ones for miles and miles and want to applaud.Nature really is a gift for all of us. One that makes me (and therefore I assume, perhaps incorrectly you) a better, happier and more whole person. Hiking, sitting, climbing, doesn’t matter. As long as we are outside we are being fed by sunlight and rain and fresh air. Inside of small, unclean and cluttered rooms with artificial light and manufactured air, we lose ourselves. Maybe just a bit every day, but nothing is gained. Little is given to nourish. So for those of us in the Mid-Atlantic states who have had such a mild winter – lets enjoy it. Lets meet our friends at parks and go for walks. Take the dogs. Stretch your legs and your lungs and go. Maybe even a February hike. Or a long walk on a saturday that takes an hour or more. Lets go. do. be outside. And for my supermom friends who have given all they have and stretched themselves to the limit. I am proud of you. But I also worry. And want you to have something that fills you up as well. Like air and sky and rain and sunshine. Call me and I will meet you at the park to play. Or walk or stroll. or simply sit, OUTSIDE.
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger discussed credit union regulatory relief and other top advocacy goals for the association with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and other lawmakers Wednesday.Berger and NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler met with McConnell, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. (a member of the Senate Banking Committee), House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services Chairman Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla.During the meetings, Berger emphasized the need for credit union regulatory relief and the difficulty credit unions are having serving their members under the increasing regulatory burden. He also touted NAFCU’s continued support for a national data security standard that would hold retailers to standards similar to those credit unions already follow under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. continue reading »
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » One down, two more steps to go: That’s the situation with the federal SAFE Banking Act, which recently won approval by the U.S House of Representatives. The bill promises to open up cashless payments for the growing retail cannabis industry. If the bill were to win approval by the U.S. Senate, then President Trump, it would become law.Prospects of that happening are, at best, uncertain, according to most experts. However, no matter what happens, the recent success of the SAFE Banking Act in the House still raises important issues, and shines a needed light on parts of the legal retail cannabis industry, as discussed in a recent conversation between Karen Webster of PYMNTS and David Durant, executive vice president and general counsel for payment services provider YapStone.Among the most interesting messages? Even if the SAFE Banking Act does become law, that won’t spell the end of payment challenges for the legal cannabis industry. “The SAFE Banking Act itself might not be the ultimate answer,” Durant told Webster, “but perhaps the late beginning of a conversation that is overdue.”
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 18, 2018 Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that VF Corporation (VF), a provider of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and accessories, will expand into in Jonestown, Lebanon County, creating more than 175 new jobs.“Originally founded in Pennsylvania, VF has a long history in our state,” said Governor Wolf. “We’re pleased that VF has chosen to expand on this successful foundation by bringing more than 175 good-paying jobs to families in Lebanon County. Pennsylvania continues to attract leading, global companies like VF given our exceptional business climate and strong infrastructure.”VF will lease a 500,000-square-foot facility in Jonestown to serve as a distribution center for products in its Vans®, The North Face® and Timberland® brands. VF plans to invest up to $52 million into the project, which will create more than 175 new jobs over the next three years.“As our direct-to-consumer business continues to grow, we see the consumer-focused opportunity to expand our distribution operations so that we can more quickly service our consumers in the Northeastern U.S.,” said Steve Rendle, chairman, president, and CEO of VF. “Jonestown is the ideal place for our new distribution center and warehouse given its skilled workforce and geographic location. We’re excited about expanding our operations in Pennsylvania and are appreciative of the efforts by the Governor’s Action Team to help make today’s announcement possible.”VF received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for $358,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs and $48,600 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, Wrangler® and Lee®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Governor Wolf Announces VF Corporation to Expand into Pennsylvania, Creating More Than 175 New Jobs
Deutsche Offshore Consult (DOC) will begin construction supervision for the inner-array cable installation at the North Sea wind farm Trianel Windpark Borkum II. Twelve to fourteen representatives with experience in offshore wind will be deployed at the end of August, for the project to provide the best possible support for the customer during cable laying, pull-in and termination & testing at the communal offshore wind farm.Thirty-two Senvion 6.2 M152 offshore wind turbines, each with an output of 6.33 MW, will be installed at Trianel Windpark Borkum II. The wind farm is located approximately 45 kilometres north of the island of Borkum and will have an output of 200 MW. The first phase of Trianel Windpark Borkum with 40 wind turbines and an output of 200 MW has been in operation since summer 2015.DOC’s current task of supervising the construction works at TWB II with a focus on the inner-array cable installation will start with cable loading and the necessary preparatory work for the cable pull-ins at the substation as well as on board the cable laying vessel Seaway Aimery. The subsequent cable laying and burial works will then be carried out by Seaway Aimery and Seaway Moxie. The cabling consists of a total of four loops. The inner array cables are magnetised so that they can still be located once they have been laid and buried.Quality assurance and communication with the project office on land are also part of DOC’s work package. Installation and commissioning of the wind turbines at TWB II is scheduled to be completed by the autumn of 2019.“Supervision of cable production and wind farm cable installations is one of DOC’s core competencies, and we are happy that the joint venture Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II selected us for this task,” said Oliver Spalthoff, Managing Director of Deutsche Offshore Consult.Irina Lucke, technical director of Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II, said: “The inner-array cabling is the nerve system of the wind farm. A high level of competence and excellent quality assurance is crucial. We are pleased to have DOC by our side as a reliable and highly specialised project partner.”