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Students prepare for March for Life in D.C.

Students prepare for March for Life in D.C.

first_imgThe Notre Dame Right to Life club, as well as other members of the Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross community, will be participating in the March for Life  this year in Washington D.C. on Thursday, Jan. 22nd.This year, a record total of 692 students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross will be participating in the annual march.“We hope that this record only lasts one year though, as we are always looking to bring more people with us,” Kristina Flathers, senior and vice president of communications for the ND Right to Life club, said.On its website, the ND Right to Life club states that its mission involves promoting the sanctity of all life from conception until natural death in the spirit of the Catholic Church.“I want to emphasize the part that says ‘all human life,’ because though many think that we care only about abortion, our pro-life beliefs and events actually cover much more than that,” Flathers said.Flathers said service is central to the club’s mission, and commissioners for the club have organized a variety of service events. The club helped provide resources for adoption, organized karaoke events for special needs children and hosted dances at elderly centers.“Witnessing … the ability of thousands of marchers, including 692 Notre Dame students, to operate as one cohesive body for the preservation of human dignity of life … is why I am most excited for this march,” first year Tierney Vrdolyak said.Flathers, who has attended every March for Life since her first year, said she is especially excited for this year due to the huge interest and participation displayed by the community.“My favorite memories revolve around the friends that I make on that trip, some of whom are my best friends here,” Flathers said. “There is a very special community that forms around attending the march.”According to Flathers, one of the most touching facts about the march is that people travel nearly ten hours both ways by bus and sleep on the floors of churches for the singular cause that brings them together.“I think attending the march is important because it awakens people’s interest and passion for life issues and reminds them that they are not alone in caring,” Flathers said. “Over 600,000 people showing up for a demonstration has a way of doing just that.”This year, the Diocesan Mass for Life will be held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. on Friday morning, which the ND Right to Life club members will attend.“It’s a great way to come together after such a big event and give thanksgiving as a collective group,” Vrdolyak said. “I am moved by the fact that there are going to be so many people gathered in one setting all united by one similar cause.”“When people go through such experiences together they form special bonds, and I am very excited for more students to witness that,” Flathers said.Tags: Kristen Flathers, ND Right to Life, ND Right to Life club, Notre Dame Right to Life, Right to Life, right to life marchlast_img read more

University appoints information technology vice president, chief information officer

University appoints information technology vice president, chief information officer

first_imgJohn Gohsman, vice chancellor for information technology (IT) and chief information officer (CIO) at Washington University in St. Louis, will serve as Notre Dame’s new vice president for IT and as its CIO, the University announced in a press release Wednesday. Gohsman will take over the position from Ron Kraemer, who announced in February he will be retiring.“John has a long and distinguished career in information technology at major research universities, and we look forward to him bringing his knowledge and expertise to Notre Dame,” John Affleck-Graves, the University’s executive vice president, said in the release. “Ron Kraemer has developed an exceptional team and culture, and I have every confidence that John will carry on in that tradition.”With a bachelor’s degree in business data processing from Ferris State University, Gohsman spent 30 years leading the University of Michigan in adopting academic and administrative analytics and managing various innovative IT projects before joining Washington University’s faculty as its first CIO in 2013, the release said.As an expert in “strategic planning, IT governance, program, project and change management, and administrative, academic and business intelligence systems,” Gohsman will be responsible for overseeing IT infrastructure and developing enterprise systems, the release said.“[My wife] Mary and I are looking forward to joining the Notre Dame family,” Gohsman said. “Notre Dame has a strong reputation in academics, research and information technology. I look forward to building on the solid foundation, continuing the strong collaborative approach Ron has established, and working with an excellent and innovative OIT organization to further the mission of the University.”Tags: chief information officer, information technology, John Gohsman, Ron Kraemer, vice president for information technologylast_img read more

Exclusive! Neil Patrick Harris Confirms He Will Not Host the 2015 Tony Awards

Exclusive! Neil Patrick Harris Confirms He Will Not Host the 2015 Tony Awards

first_img View Comments With the finish line on the horizon after a crazy April of back-to-back Broadway openings, everyone’s buzzing about the Tony Awards. In addition to predicting the nominees, many are wondering who will host the ceremony at Radio City Music Hall on June 7. Now there’s one less name on the shortlist.Four-time Tony host Neil Patrick Harris confirmed to Broadway.com that he will not host the 69th Annual Tony Awards. “I’ve just spent a whole lot of time in another hosting capacity,” he said referring to emceeing the Academy Awards, an experience he’d prefer not to revisit. “I think I’ll take a little respite,” the Hedwig Tony winner told us.So who will be this year’s Tony host? Names such as former host Hugh Jackman, future Late Show host Stephen Colbert, future Act of God star Jim Parsons have all been bandied about, as well as the Late Late Show’s James Corden, the Tony winner we’ve had on our radar as a candidate for a while.As for Harris, he told us he’s thrilled to step back and watch his husband, It Shoulda Been You star David Burtka, in the limelight. “I’m so proud of David. It’s great to see him do a Broadway show again; it’s been 10 years since the last time he was here,” Harris said. “There’s been a lot of attention focused my way, and I’m so happy that the spotlight is shining back on him.” Of course, Harris is never fully out of the public eye. He’s hosting a variety show in the fall. “I think I’ll just put my eggs in that basket,” Harris said about the NBC series.last_img read more

John Doyle Will Direct Dead Poets Society & Pacific Overtures Off-B’way

John Doyle Will Direct Dead Poets Society & Pacific Overtures Off-B’way

first_img Pacific Overtures Tony winner and incoming Classic Stage Company artistic director John Doyle will helm the world premiere of Dead Poets Society and a revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Pacific Overtures for the off-Broadway company’s 2016-17 season. Also on tap is an adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s The Liar by David Ives.The season kicks off with Dead Poets Society, based on the 1989 film of the same name. Tom Schulman, who won an Oscar for his screenplay, will pen the stage adaptation. Like the movie, the show is set in an all-boys prep school and follows the unconventional Professor Keating as he leads his students to question the status quo and stand on their desks. Nine percent of you told us you wanted a stage adaptation in 2014. Performances will begin in October.The Liar, directed by Michael Kahn, marks the fifth Ives play presented by CSC. The show centers on Dorante, who cannot tell the truth, and her servant Clinton, who cannot tell a lie.In April 2017, Doyle will direct Pacific Overtures, marking his second Sondheim production with the company (following Passion). The musical tackles the Westernization of Japan in the mid-19th century. The show premiered on Broadway in 1976.Additional information, including exact dates and cast, will be announced later. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 18, 2017center_img John Doyle(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Related Showslast_img read more

Phillipa Soo Joins Disney’s Moana

Phillipa Soo Joins Disney’s Moana

first_img Hamilton Phillipa Soo(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Comments Related Shows from $149.00center_img Phillipa Soo When Lin-Manuel Miranda and Phillipa Soo go their separate ways following their runs in Hamilton, take solace in knowing they’re not parting for good. (Cue: ensemble singing “the orphanage” and subsequent gallons of tears.) According to Entertainment Weekly, the Tony-nominated leading lady has joined the cast of the upcoming Disney film Moana, featuring music by Miranda.Soo has been tapped to play a villager of the South Pacific island of Motunui. She joins a cast that includes Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as mythic Demigod Maui and newcomer Auli’I Cravalho as the titular teenage princess. The film will premiere on November 23.In addition to her Broadway debut as Eliza Schuyler Hamilton in the musical juggernaut, Soo headlined the off-Broadway premiere of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. She has appeared on screen in Smash. Star Fileslast_img read more

Financial services industry joins the texting generation

Financial services industry joins the texting generation

first_img 29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As financial services firms continue to grapple with how to deliver the type of personalized, on-demand communication that investors prefer, texting is emerging as an increasingly critical way for advisors to communicate with clients.Once simply banned due to compliance concerns, this channel is now becoming the new norm, and for good reason: It’s fast, effective and personal – all vital to building those long-term relationships that grow business.Recent research and news reinforce this accelerated shift toward texting as an essential communication channel.More people – clients and advisors alike – are textingA July 2017 study by Salesforce, which was based on an online survey of 2,192 U.S.-based adults conducted in June by Harris Poll, found that accessibility is an important factor (cited by 68 percent of survey respondents) when choosing a financial advisor. continue reading »last_img read more

Equinor picks Aibel for work on Oseberg fields

Equinor picks Aibel for work on Oseberg fields

first_imgPeggy Krantz-Underland, Equinor’s chief procurement officer, said: “There will be an increased level of project activity at the Oseberg fields in the coming years. With one main supplier, we will be able to synchronize the different projects schedules, utilize synergies between parallel projects, and optimize personnel onboard. Equinor saidon Wednesday that the aim of the portfolio agreement was to ensure a holisticapproach to planning and execution of projects at the Oseberg fields. Having soldaround 2.9 billion barrels of oil, Oseberg is Norway’s third-largest oilproducer of all time, following Statfjord and Ekofisk. Since production startedin 1988, the Oseberg field has generated an estimated revenue of more than $95.4billion. Productionfrom the first unmanned wellhead platform on the Norwegian continental shelf,Oseberg H, started in the autumn of 2018. In a separate statement, Aibel said that the agreement can ensure call-off agreements of “major size” which, in the company’s terms, is up to NOK 2.5 billion or around $265 million. Theobjective of the OGP project is to maximise Oseberg asset value through timelylow-pressure production and increased gas export and to reduce its carbonfootprint by partly electrifying the field centre and Oseberg South with powerfrom shore. Upon a final investment decision by Equinor and its partners and final regulatory approval in the OGP project, Equinor can exercise a call-off for engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI). “The portfolio agreement will allow us to work with Aibel on Oseberg in an integrated way, focusing on safety, continuous improvement, and cost-efficiency. It will also create predictability and continuation for supplier’s personnel and sites”. One of Equinor’s largest producers Also, Equinor awarded Aibel a front-end engineering and design contract (FEED) for the Oseberg gas capacity upgrade and power from shore project (OGP), as the first call-off under the portfolio agreement. The value of the FEED contract is around NOK 120 million ($12.7M). Call-offs up to $265 million Increased gas capacity through the OGP project will increase the value of future tie-ins to the field. Equinor and its partners in the field – Total, Petoro, and ConocoPhillips – are working towards a final investment decision in late 2021.center_img Geir Sørtveit, SVP for operations west in Equinor, stated: “Oseberg is a legacy field that has played a key role in developing the Norwegian continental shelf and will continue to be an important hub in the North Sea towards 2040. The gas isexported from the Oseberg field centre to markets in the UK and the Continent.Oil and condensate are piped to the Sture terminal in Øygarden, north ofBergen. “In addition, a good deal of our electrification expertise has accumulated here and at our other offices, so I am convinced that we are well equipped to deliver solutions that meet customer expectations“. “We look forward to collaborating and working safely together with Aibel to develop Oseberg for further value creation and lower CO2 emissions for the future”. Nils Arne Sølvik, Aibel’s EVP of modifications and yard services, added: “Over the years, employees at our office in Bergen have acquired solid expertise on Oseberg and Kollsnes from previous projects. The offshore service firm further stated that the projects will be managed from Aibel’s office in Bergen with support from other offices. “At the same time, there is also an endorsement of Aibel’s commitment to electrification on the Norwegian continental shelf, where we are already playing a prominent role in the electrification of Johan Sverdrup and the surrounding fields at the Utsira High“. Norwegian oil major Equinor has awarded compatriot Aibel a portfolio agreement for the Oseberg fields for the period 2020-2026. Oseberg; Photo: Øyvind Sætre; Source: Aibel President and CEO of Aibel Mads Andersen said: “This is an important vote of confidence from Equinor and a recognition of the study work we have previously done at Oseberg.last_img read more

Local teams, runners win big at PVC cross-country championships

Local teams, runners win big at PVC cross-country championships

first_imgSEARSPORT — Local runners were among the top finishers in Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference championships in Searsport.Mount Desert Island won the Large-School boys’ meet with 34 points, and Ellsworth placed fourth of the nine point-accumulating teams with 130. Ponce Saltysiak and Jon Genrich placed a respective second and third for the Trojans, and the Eagles’ Calvin Nelson took seventh.The MDI girls breezed to the top spot in the Large-School meet with 30 points, and Ellsworth scored 65 to edge Caribou for second. Ellsworth’s Caitlin MacPherson finished in 22 minutes, 25.57 seconds to place third overall, and MDI’s Katelyn Osborne crossed the finish line in 22:59.03 to place fourth in the 56-runner field.All three of Hancock County’s Class C boys’ teams earned top-half finishes in the Small-School meet with George Stevens Academy placing second with 46 points, Bucksport taking third with 99 and Sumner claiming fourth with 162. GSA’s Clark Morrison finished as the top local runner with a fourth-place finish in the 68-runner field.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOn the girls’ side, GSA freshman Thea Crowley won her fourth meet of the year with a time of 21:08.73. None of the local teams entered enough runners to receive team scores.The next meet for Hancock County runners will be the Northern Maine championships at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast.last_img read more

Mendis falls short of maiden double century

Mendis falls short of maiden double century

first_img(REUTERS) – Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis fell agonisingly short of a maiden double-century but his career-best 194 propelled the hosts to 494 all out against Bangladesh in the first innings of the first Test yesterday.In reply, the tourists finished day two on 133-2, still 361 runs behind, at the Galle International Stadium.Bangladesh’s Soumya Sarkar, who raised 118 runs with fellow opener Tamim Iqbal (57), was batting on 66 at stumps with skipper Mushfiqur Rahim on one at the other end.Mendis, resuming on his overnight score of 166, eclipsed his previous best of 176 when he attempted a hook shot off Subhasis Roy and Mustafizur Rahman caught the top-edge, but not before the fielder trod on the boundary rope.Mendis smacked Mehedi Hasan Miraz for his fourth sixth to race to 192 but fell to the off-spinner when Tamim took a brilliant catch in the deep.Realising momentum was taking him across the rope after taking the catch, Tamim lobbed the ball back into play and returned to pouch it, ending Mendis’ 285-ball knock which also included 19 boundaries.Mendis added 110 runs with Niroshan Dickwella whose fluent 75 off 76 balls included six boundaries and a six.Down the order, Dilruwan Perera scored 51 before the hosts were all out an hour after the lunch break.Mehedi was the pick of the Bangladesh bowlers, claiming 4-113.SRI LANKA 1st innings (Overnight 321-4)D. Karunaratne b M. Hasan 30U. Tharanga b Roy 4K. Mendis c Iqbal b M. Hasan 194D. Chandimal c M. Hasan b M. Rahman 5A. Gunaratne b Ahmed 85N. Dickwella c Mahmudullah b M. Hasan 75D. Perera lbw b M. Hasan 51R. Herath c Sarkar b M. Rahman 14S. Lakmal run-out 8L. Sandakan c M. Hasan b Al Hasan 5L. Kumara not out 0Extras: (b-4, lb-10, nb-5, w-4) 23Total: (all out, 129.1 overs) 494Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-60, 3-92, 4-288, 5-398, 6-432, 7-457, 8-480, 9-494.Bowling: M. Rahman 25-5-68-2 (nb-1), T. Ahmed 21-3-77-1 (nb-2, w-2), S. Roy 24-4-103-1 (nb-2, w-1, M. Hasan 22-1-113-4, S. Al Hasan 32.1-5-100-1, S. Sarkar 3-0-9-0 (w-1), Mahmudullah 2-0-10-0.BANGLADESH 1st inningsT. Iqbal run-out (Dickwella) 57S. Sarkar not out 66M. Haque lbw b D. Perera 7M. Rahim not out 1Extras: (lb-1 w-1) 2Total: (for 2 wickets, 46 overs) 133Fall of wickets: 1-118, 2-127.Bowling: S. Lakmal 5-0-15-0, L. Kumara 7-0-38-0 (w-1), D. Perera 13-3-32-1, R. Herath 11-1-30-0, L. Sandakan 10-5-17-0.last_img read more

Syracuse holds last practice on Christmas Day in Houston

Syracuse holds last practice on Christmas Day in Houston

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 26, 2013 at 9:45 am Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1 While many bowl teams are spending their Christmases at home with family, Syracuse is down in Houston preparing for Friday’s Texas Bowl.Some players, like linebacker Cameron Lynch, quarterback Drew Allen and running back Prince-Tyson Gulley, have relatives in the Longhorn State. But for most, this Yule-tide holiday experience was a new one.“Really different,” quarterback Terrel Hunt said. “I’m used to staying home, waking up, opening presents and going to my grandma’s house.“But being with these guys isn’t that bad.”The Orange spent Christmas in Houston this year, holding its last practice of the season at Rice University on Wednesday, two days before taking on Minnesota in Reliant Stadium on Friday. SU head coach Scott Shafer called it a business holiday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was slow toward the end, Hunt said, but a strong final preparation to complete a near month-long layoff from live action.“It kind of feels like just yesterday I left home for camp and now it’s over, basically, on Friday,” left tackle Sean Hickey said. “A good year. A lot of good experiences and a fun time. The only thing we need to do is cap it off on Friday with this win.”But before the Orange started its practice, head coach Scott Shafer delivered a gift. He brought in SU-turned-Houston Texans wide receiver Alec Lemon to speak to the team.“I’m 0-2 against Minnesota,” Lemon said with a big smile, “so it would be nice to see y’all give Minnesota hell out here so I can finally get a win.”Hunt said the offense keyed in on prepping for the Gophers’ aggressive defensive front in practice while cornerback Brandon Reddish talked about Minnesota’s power run game, headed by junior David Cobb.There were no new surprises or significant adjustments to make. Just the last batch of repetitions before a day off Thursday as a team manager’s Santa hat was one of the only signs of Christmas on the practice field.“It actually was going a little slow toward the end,” Hunt said, “but it’s crazy that it’s here. Now we have to just go out here and win that trophy.” Commentslast_img read more