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first_imgThe Notre Dame Coalition for Human Dignity formed this semester with the goal of fostering communication among clubs working on issues of human dignity, as well as raising awareness of the work these clubs do on campus. Freshman organizer Matt Caponigro said the coalition derives its strength from the cohesion and spirit of cooperation shared among its member groups. “We thought that maybe if we started a dialogue with each other that we could help each other to move forward on some of these human dignity issues, to be more effective and reach out to more people,” he said. Caponigro said the Notre Dame Coalition for Human Dignity was founded as a passionate answer to a heartfelt request from Father Jenkins. “The coalition is our response to Father Jenkins’ call to make this university a healing, unifying and enlightening force in a world that’s deeply in need,” he said.  “That has been our rallying call.” Caponigro said the coalition is inspired and driven by Notre Dame’s special status as a university focused on social concerns issues. “We at [Notre Dame] have a unique calling, especially among other universities, to do some real good for our brothers and sisters to start serious dialogue about human dignity issues,” he said. Caponigro said the coalition hopes to become a powerful advocate for human dignity by bringing together a diverse spectrum of clubs and individuals from across campus. “We want to build a coalition that bridges the gap between students, administrators and faculty members so that we can be truly effective in restoring human dignity to all people,” he said. The coalition has already grown to include organizations such as Right to Life and the Black Student Association, and hopes to further expand as it becomes better organized, Caponigro said. He said the coalition is empowered by its diverse membership, but this diversity can complicate its ability to make unified decisions. “The coalition revolves around partnership, sitting down at the table and talking about what we’ve been working on,” he said, “But it’s tricky, because there are a lot of different people at the table.” In the future, the coalition hopes to host a signature event before the end of the year to raise awareness and encourage student participation in the fight for human dignity, Carponigro said. “We’re hoping to do something like a concert on South Quad that brings everybody together, that shows our classmates and the rest of the Notre Dame community that we really do care about human dignity issues,” he said. Caponigro said he is excited for the coalition to forge closer bonds with Notre Dame as it matures and expands as an organization. “We’re looking forward to developing stronger relationships with the administration and with our peers so that we can really work together as a unified front,” he said.last_img read more

first_img The current cast of the longest-running show on the Great White Way also includes Julia Udine as Christine, Jeremy Hays as Raoul, Laird Mackintosh as Monsieur André, Tim Jerome as Monsieur Firmin, Michele McConnell as Carlotta, Christian Šebek as Piangi, Kara Klein as Meg Giry and Kaley Ann Voorhees as the Christine alternate. from $29.00 A new Phantom is donning the mask at the Majestic Theatre! James Barbour begins performances in the title role in The Phantom of the Opera on February 9, becoming the 15th man to officially play the part on the Great White Way. The Broadway vet replaces Norm Lewis, who departed the production on February 7. Related Shows View Commentscenter_img The Phantom of the Opera Barbour has starred on Broadway in Cyrano—The Musical, Carousel, Beauty & the Beast, Jane Eyre, Urinetown, Assassins and A Tale of Two Cities. Other stage credits include The Witches of Eastwick, Anna Nicole, The Secret Garden, Camelot and Les Misérables. His screen credits include Alchemy, Eight Crazy Nights, Waiting for Lefty, The Tell Tale Heart, Sex and the City, Ed, That’s Life and Twinkle Toes. Check out Barbour singing “Music of the Night” below!last_img read more

first_imgOn May 22, 2020, NPS officials announced heavy rain created multiple road hazards in the Roanoke, Virginia, area of the Parkway that required a road closure from milepost 112.4 to milepost 135.9, from U.S. Route 24 to Adney Gap. Access to Explore Park via the Parkway Restored from the North Two road hazards in the sections that remain closed, at milepost 119.7 and milepost 127.9, require significant reconstruction and slide prevention measures prior to reopening. Repairs at the smaller of these slides (milepost 119.7) will take place first, in an effort to reopen the section from the Explore Park Access Rd (milepost 115.5) to U.S. 220 (milepost 121.4) by fall of 2020. National Park Service (NPS) officials announced yesterday that a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Milepost 112.4 to Milepost 115.5 is now open providing access to Explore Park from the north. This section is the northernmost portion of a larger closure put in place in late May after multiple landslides in the area. Access to Explore Park via the Parkway remains closed from the south, and through traffic on the parkway south of Explore Park (milepost 115.5) remains closed to Adney Gap (milepost 135.9).center_img Closures South of Explore Park Remain The largest hazard is a full road failure roughly one hundred and fifty feet (150′) in length at milepost 127.9. This complex road failure will require a longer-term closure for repair, and the estimated timeline for these repairs is still in development. Visitors are reminded that, due to the hazardous nature of this slope failure, the section of parkway from U.S. 220 (milepost 121.4) to Adney Gap (milepost 135.9) is closed to all uses including motor vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians.last_img read more

first_imgLocalNews Modernization blamed for shortage of priests in Dominica by: – January 12, 2012 15 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Bishop of Roseau His Lordship Gabriel Malzaire. The changing society and challenges facing young people are among reasons given for what the head of the catholic community say is a shortage of priests on the island.Bishop of Roseau His Lordship Gabriel Malzaire reported this week that there is a shortage of priests affecting the region and Dominica is no exception.“Before most social activities happened around the church so it was easier for a young person to be attracted by church things. Today the average young person is bombarded by so many things, they have so many options, and it is becoming more and more difficult for a vocation environment to be created,” he explained.The Bishop said there are several implications of a shortage of priests in Dominica.“It means that it puts additional strain on the workload of the priests available. If you have a big parish for example Vieille Case where there are six mass stations, for one priest to get into all those communities and give enough attention to people as they deserve,” he explained.That shortage has also affected one seminary in Trinidad which had to close its doors and refer students to the Dominican Republic for training.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweetlast_img read more

first_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Court rules against Defence team’s “no case submission” by: – February 16, 2012 Share Tweetcenter_img Court gavel. Photo credit: lazytechguys.comJustice Bernie Stevenson-Brooks has ruled against the Defence team’s no case submission in the trail to determine whether Kenrick Tyson murdered Cecil James.The trial began on Monday and the Court heard from the former girlfriend of the accused that they both waited in a “shack” outside of the deceased home on the 9th of May, 2009. When the deceased arrived home the accused allegedly struck him on his head three times with a 2” x 4” piece of wood. He was found on May 10th, 2009 on his bed half naked with the bed linen soaked through with blood.On Wednesday the prosecution closed its case after having called 8 witnesses to testify including the former girlfriend of the accused Nasha Daniel.At the close of the prosecution’s case the defence team comprising of Wayne Norde, Bernadette Lambert and Ronald Charles led by Wayne Norde made a no case submission.Norde’s submission was based on the fact that the prosecution did not lead sufficient evidence before the Court as to the cause of death of Cecil James.He told the Court on Thursday morning that his submission was based on two limbs; that the prosecution did not prove the actus reus meaning the commission or act of omission which must be a voluntary act that causes the damage or harm.His second basis for making a no case submission is that the prosecution did not “provide an inch of evidence as it relates to the cause of death of the deceased Cecil James”.“Very critical in this case is that the prosecution has not produced through any of its witnesses how the deceased died. The prosecution has failed to prove that any act of the accused caused the death of the deceased.”Norde went on to highlight sections of the case the Queen vs Eston James in which the Court ruled that “the cause of death is critical in cases of murder” and also that “the prosecution has the duty to prove that the accused caused the death of the deceased”.He said the body of Cecil James was discovered, an autopsy was conducted as indicated by Inspector Romain Riviere but the prosecution did not furnish the Court with the contents of that report or a pathologist to provide evidence as to the cause of death.He urged the Court not to allow this “level of laid back, lackadaisical procedure” noting that if this is accepted by the Court.Norde submitted therefore the prosecution had failed to establish that the accused caused the deceased’s death.However the Prosecution team led by the Director of Public Prosecutions Gene Pestaina along with Clement Joseph and Arthurlyn Nesty refuted these arguments stating that “the acts of the accused accounted for the death of the deceased”. According to him; “there is no evidence that the deceased fell off his bed and knocked his head, the evidence is consistent with the uncontroverted evidence of an eye witness and the prosecution’s main witness Nasha Daniel.He explained that while it is a factor that the cause of death in a murder trial is required it does not mean that if the prosecution does not provide a medical or scientific cause of death that a murder was not committed.Justice Bernie Stevenson-Brooks did not uphold the submission by the Defence and stated that “there was sufficient evidence on the issue of causation which was produced and that a jury properly directed could make a decision on the evidence presented”. Dominica Vibes News Share 6 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

first_imgBACOLOD City – Charged with rape, a man was arrested in Barangay Zone 6, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Gwendolyn Jimenea of the Regional Trial Court Brach 60 in Cadiz City dated April 5, 2019. The suspect was detained in the custodial facility of the Cadiz City police station. Resident Ferdie Mahinay, 56, was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 11:20 a.m. on July 4, a police report showed. The court recommended no bail bond for his temporary liberty./PNlast_img

first_imgOldenburg, In. — Since 1999, the month of May has been designated as Military Appreciation Month. During this time, Americans across the country honor servicemen and women who’ve sacrificed and dedicated their lives to protect our freedoms.During the 2018 legislative session, the Indiana General Assembly passed several bills that benefit the military members living in Indiana, which were recently signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb.House Enrolled Act 1047 allows members of the military on active duty or called to active duty during an academic term to re-enroll in an uncompleted course or receive a refund or credit at state educational institutions.Senate Enrolled Act 96 extends the Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Pilot Program until 2020. This program assists in providing diagnostic testing and hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) to veterans. HBOT is a medical treatment commonly used to treat carbon monoxide poisoning, divers’ sickness, enhanced healing of some wound problems, skin grafts, heat burns and crush injuries.Senate Enrolled Act 262 requires the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles to issue a permanent parking placard to a disabled veteran when requested.I believe the General Assembly’s work will help improve the lives of our servicemen and women, both during and after their service.Click here for more information on Military Appreciation Month.last_img read more

first_imgMr. William Alton “Bill” Lay, age 75, of Versailles, Indiana, formerly of Patriot, Indiana, entered this life on May 23, 1943, in Liberty, Kentucky. He was the loving son of the late, Thornton Bantam and Bessie L. (Buck) Lay. Bill was raised in Aurora, Indiana, where he attended school. Bill was united in marriage to the love of his life, Betty Sue Crawford on July 25, 1964, in Aurora, Indiana. This happy union was blessed with a son, Richard and a daughter, Renda. Bill and Betty shared over 54 years of marriage together until his death. Bill was employed as a machine operator for Campbell Hausfield in Harrison, Ohio, from 1973 – 1978. He was a former fork lift driver and machinist for General Electric in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1979 – 1993. He was later employed as a custodian for Garnett and Scott in Carrollton, Kentucky, for a few years. Bill resided in Patriot, Indiana for 32 years, Rexville, Indiana for 10 years and in Versailles, Indiana, for five years. He was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Bennington, Indiana. Bill enjoyed fishing, watching old western movies and spending time with his kids and grandkids. Bill passed away with his loving family by his side at 5:10 a.m., Sunday, November 25, 2018, at his residence in Versailles, Indiana.Bill will be missed by his loving wife of over 54 years: Betty Sue (Crawford) Lay of Versailles, IN; his son: Richard “Rich” Lay and his wife: Debbie of East Enterprise, IN; his daughter: Renda Mills and her husband: John of Quercus Grove, IN; his grandchildren: Rebekah Leppert and her husband, Chris, James Williams and his wife, Heather, Anthony Williams and his wife, Ashley, Chelsea Reagan and her husband, Justin, Brook Zarse and her husband, Brock, Richard Lay, Jr., Lily Mae Williams, Sierra Mills, Daisha Lay, Shelbie Lay and Collin Lay; his great-grandchildren: Eden Grace Leppert, Everest Saige Leppert, Eylah Sue Leppert, Jackson James Williams, Emma Kay Williams, Aria Lynn Williams, Kyler Lawrence Reagan, Daisy Brook Zarse and Kambrie Elyse Lay; his brothers: Carl Lay of East Enterprise, IN, Chester Lay and his wife: Mary of East Enterprise, IN; his sisters: Linda Cann of East Enterprise, IN; Carolyn Wright and her husband, Terry of Milan, IN; Connie Sigmon of East Enterprise, IN; his sister-in-law: Henrietta Lay of Osgood, IN and his several nieces & nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Thornton Bantam and Bessie L. (Buck) Lay; his sister: Lilly Mae Lay; his brothers: Stanley Lay and Jesse Lay; his half-brother: Raymond Lay; his half-sister: Datha Carman and his brothers-in-law: John Cann and Fritz Sigmon.Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018, by Bro. Hobert Byrd at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Keeping Pace Cancer Fund % CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – The first Junior National Champion point standings have been posted on the IMCA website. “No points will be awarded to non-members or to any driver who has not submitted a correct minor release form,” emphasized IMCA President Brett Root, “nor will points be awarded retroactively.” The Junior National Champion gets a trophy, ring and jacket, and will take their turn at the podium speaking during the IMCA banquet in November. Drivers ages 13-18 racing in any of the eight IMCA divisions are eligible to compete for the inaugural title, which will be determined based on their best 20 finishes out of their first 40 starts.  Drivers must purchase a 2020 competitor’s license and submit required minor release forms to be eligible. center_img All top 10 drivers in Junior National Champion point standings receive $500 scholarships applicable toward their post-high school education in the first year of the program. Individual scholarship funds will accumulate over multiple seasons and be paid out at one time.  Point totals for all drivers vying for the Junior National Champion title will be updated every Friday on the IMCA website and published in the monthly Inside IMCA newsletter.  Modified driver Jerry Flippo of Bakersfield, Calif., leads the current Junior National Champion standings.last_img read more

first_imgMidfielder Aaron Ramsey has backed Arsenal to bounce back from their Manchester City mauling. The Gunners remained top after their 6-3 loss at the Etihad, but they head into the weekend knowing if results go against them they could be as low as fourth should they lose to Chelsea on Monday. Ramsey feels the defeat has done no permanent damage though. “I don’t think it has shaken us,” the 22-year-old told the Daily Mail. “To concede that many goals was disappointing for the team, especially when we’ve defended so well this season. We still created a lot of opportunities and we could have had six goals as well. “We’re also still top of the league, and therefore in a great position. “We’ve dropped a few points in the past couple of games and we are still top, and that just shows what a good start we’ve had. Hopefully we’ll learn from this little blip and put it right as soon as possible.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more