Beginning Sunday, May 24, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will reopen for regular Sunday and daily Masses, a press release said Monday.“Following the guidelines of the Indiana government, the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and the University for safe gathering and worship, restrictions will be implemented until further notice,” the release said.Attendance will be limited due to social distancing requirements, and all who attend Mass at the Basilica must bring and wear face covering. The Masses will continue to be livestreamed for those unable to attend. The 10 a.m. Mass on Sundays is available on CatholicTV, and the 11:30 a.m. Mass is available though the Campus Ministry website.Tags: Basilica of the Sacred Heart, COVID-19, Mass
86SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Positivity: Keeping your team positive in the hard times, is the key to maintaining a strong team. When things are going well, it’s easy to motivate, but keeping that positivity level high all the time can be a challenge. Lead your team well and provide them with hope and positivity no matter what is going on in your office.Patience: Do you want to turn those reactions into responses? Want to see situations from an outsider’s perspective? Want your employees to know you care about the things they have to say? Want them to respect you? If these things matter to you, it all starts with patience.Passion: What drives your team? Are they powered by passion? If you’re not passionate about your job, your employees won’t be either. Share you vision with your team, get them excited about what they do and watch the team succeed, both personally and as a squad.Persistence: Things won’t always go as planned for your team. When adversity comes along, instill confidence. You have to show your team how to keep working hard and plow ahead until things get better. The more you persist, the more successful you’ll become.
The concert filled an entire hour, bringing in a crowd of proud parents and peers. It’s a celebration of the students favorite songs and dances for the holiday season. The annual PALS and Oak Tree programs holiday concert took place on Thursday. All students that participated in the concert were special education students, there were guitar ensembles, singing, a hand bell ensemble and much more. Teachers at BOCES say they are always amazed by their students for how brave they are and performing with no fear. “For our kids it means a lot, they like to show off for their families, and their friends and their peers. They like to show that they get to do some really cool things even if they have different challenges facing them,” said PALS Principal Rebecca Falank.
/ / / COMMON SENSE HAS OVERCOME IN THE CITY OF SPLIT: PRE-AGREED AND ANNOUNCED GROUPS WILL BE REALIZED UNDER THE SAME CONDITIONS AS BEFORE In order to enable those who have contracts concluded by May 23, and who have reported these tours to the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Split County Chamber, to enter the bus terminal Riva at the old price, a payment system with the so-called digital vouchers, and the whole procedure was introduced in detail at the meeting. “Tours that were arranged after May 23 and for which there was room to calculate the new cost in the price, the entrance to the terminal will pay according to the new price list, and with this solution we wanted to help those who have already defined travel arrangements and for whom there was no space to include increased benefits in the calculations”, Said Jurica Glavina, Deputy President of the Association of Travel Agencies of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, thanking the City, the Chamber and everyone who helped solve this problem quickly and efficiently. / / / THE CITY OF SPLIT, ON THE EVE OF THE SEASON AND IN THE CURRENT YEAR, INTRODUCES CHANGES IN THE REGULATION OF PUBLIC CITY TRANSPORT AS WELL AS STAY TRAFFIC FOR TOURIST BUSES. AGENCIES AND BUSES ARE THREATENED WITH LAWSUITS! “HGK – Split County Chamber fully supports the City’s efforts to regulate traffic in Split, but we also recognized the problem that arose for our members, travel agencies, and together with other partners and thanks to the understanding and willingness of the City to find procedures for tourist tours contracted until May 23 provide special benefits”, Said Nataša Bušić, business secretary of the Professional Group of Travel Agencies of ŽK Split. Bušić also called on businessmen, but also all citizens, to use the terminal in Kopilica and the metro to come to the center of Split, in order to relieve the traffic in the city as much as possible. RELATED NEWS: / / / THE CITY OF SPLIT, ON THE EVE OF THE SEASON AND IN THE CURRENT YEAR, INTRODUCES CHANGES IN THE REGULATION OF PUBLIC CITY TRANSPORT AS WELL AS STAY TRAFFIC FOR TOURIST BUSES. AGENCIES AND BUSES ARE THREATENED WITH LAWSUITS! During the year, 40.000 boarding and disembarking of passengers by tourist buses is performed at the bus terminal on the Riva. The organization of the Main Railway Station in Kopilica and the introduction of the city railway in the public transport service is expected to reduce the pressure of vehicles, especially tourist buses, to the city center, and passengers can reach the center in just 4 minutes. “We found this solution in a really short time, so we all need to do everything to make it work and have as few problems as possible. This is also an opportunity for us to improve the system, to digitalize and to connect better with each other, because our common goal is to solve the city’s traffic jam ”said the director of the Split parking lot, Marko Bartulić. / / / COMMON SENSE HAS OVERCOME IN THE CITY OF SPLIT: PRE-AGREED AND ANNOUNCED GROUPS WILL BE REALIZED UNDER THE SAME CONDITIONS AS BEFORE Yesterday, a meeting of representatives of travel agencies was held at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Split County Chamber to present a technical solution for the operation of facilities for tourist buses, related to the new regulation of disembarkation and embarkation of passengers from tourist buses at the terminals at the Tourist Palace on the waterfront. The Croatian Chamber of Commerce in Split presented the procedure for obtaining benefits for agencies that have met the conditions for exemption from the new price of the unloading / loading fee at the terminal on the waterfront Namely, as we already know, on May 23, the City of Split made a decision on the introduction of a new unloading / embarkation fee in Split for tourist buses. Given the date of the decision and the already agreed arrangements of travel agencies and carriers, this decision is an additional cost and problem for their business, resulting in HGK – Split County Chamber, Association of Travel Agencies HGK, Association of Croatian Travel Agencies (UHPA) and Association of Independents Croatian Travel Agents (UNPAH) agreed in cooperation with the City of Split and the city company Split parking benefits for those tourist tours that are contracted until May 23, when the decision was made.
So where are they going? According to Politifact, using U.S. Census estimates, “Almost 70,000 New York state residents moved to the Sunshine State in 2015.The second-most popular destination was New Jersey, which gained about 50,000 people from New York state. California ranked third with almost 37,000 people from New York.”Does The Gazette Editorial Board really think people are migrating to New Jersey and California to escape high taxes and government waste?The only reasonable conclusion one can draw is that The Gazette Editorial Board is committed to an extreme free market ideology regardless of the facts. Rather than broad attacks on the state government and public service, the board should do its homework and provide fact-based editorials that inform readers on important policy issues.Jonathan RosenSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcy Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionIn its editorial of Jan. 17, The Gazette Editorial Board once again joins the free market extremist chorus by claiming that the exodus of 190,000 New Yorkers in 2017 is due to the state’s “high” taxes and anti-business climate. These claims aren’t backed by any evidence. According to the National Movers Study, residents give four main reasons for moving out of state: To quote the study, “One in four say they’re leaving New York because of retirement, 5 percent cite health reasons and 18 percent cite lifestyle changes. Almost half say they leave for jobs, but more — 59 percent of inbound customers — say they move to New York for jobs. The largest age group of people who left New York were between the ages of 55 and 64, followed by those 65 and older.” Despite the large number leaving the state, there was a net gain of 104,000 in population in 2017.In New York City, there was an unprecedented 4.4 percent population growth between 2010 and 2016 according to U.S. Census data.The city hasn’t witnessed such an equivalent growth in population in half a century. This growth is primarily due to more births than deaths and immigration.
Biden seeks momentum Biden’s high-stakes triumph in South Carolina, where his campaign had said his popularity with black voters would propel him to victory after early disappointing finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire, helped winnow the field.But it was not immediately clear who would immediately benefit from the departures of Buttigieg, Klobuchar and Steyer. A Morning Consult poll taken Feb. 23-27, for example, before Buttigieg exited the race, showed that 21% of his supporters named Sanders as their second choice, 19% picked Biden, another 19% chose US Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and 17% favored Bloomberg.Biden still lags his rivals in spending and organization in Super Tuesday states and beyond, but his campaign said on Sunday it had raised more than $10 million over the preceding two days.The endorsements could also lead to a boost in attention ahead of Super Tuesday, when 14 states – California, Texas, Virginia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Vermont, Colorado, Utah, North Carolina and Maine – as well as American Samoa and Democrats living abroad cast ballots.Topics : The Super Tuesday contests offer the biggest one-day haul of the 1,991 delegates needed to win the party’s nomination at its national convention in July, with about 1,357 delegates, or nearly one-third of the total number, up for grabs.Billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg makes his first appearance on primary ballots in Super Tuesday states, where he has bet hundreds of millions of dollars of his own money to boost his campaign. Bloomberg and Biden have emerged as the main contenders for the votes of moderate Democrats.Five candidates remain for the nomination to take on Republican President Donald Trump in the November election, down from more than 20 earlier in the race.Buttigieg, who entered the Democratic presidential race as a relative unknown, ended his White House bid on Sunday. Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer gave up his campaign on Saturday night after a third-place finish in the Southern state in which he had invested most heavily. Former Vice President Joe Biden’s quest for the Democratic presidential nomination was set to pick up the endorsements of two former rivals on Monday, as Amy Klobuchar became the third candidate to end their campaign in three days.Klobuchar, a US Senator from Minnesota, will announce the suspension of her White House campaign in Dallas where she will publicly back Biden, a campaign aide said. Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg also plans to endorse Biden the day after ending his campaign, a top adviser said.A reinvigorated Biden, fresh off a resounding victory in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, is heading into Super Tuesday with a boost and aiming for a strong showing against US Senator Bernie Sanders, the national front-runner and a democratic socialist from Vermont.
A new project to help investors limit carbon risk in their investment portfolios aims to succeed by keeping the action investors can take simple and by getting chief executives, rather than ESG departments, to lead the action.The initiative – called Forceful Stewardship – has been launched by Preventable Surprises, a think tank headed by ESG specialist Raj Thamotheram.The plan is different from others within the area, according to a paper introducing it, as it makes action to limit climate disruption a responsibility of chief executives, CIOs and trustees and board directors of institutional investors, rather than something that can be delegated.Thamotheram said it pushes responsibility to the top of the institution’s hierarchy by showing climate change is a systemic risk affecting investment returns. He told IPE: “Because this has been dealt with as a values-led subject, it’s been possible for the climate file to be handed over to the head of ESG.“What we’re saying is that, on the contrary, this is a mainstream investment issue causing portfolio value-at-risk, and, therefore, senior executives and boards of investments firms have to take primary responsibility for addressing this risk.”He stressed that ESG staff at institutional investors were doing the best they could, but he said it was only the boards and senior executives of these organisations who could decide on investment beliefs and stewardship guidelines.Forceful Stewardship also differs from existing initiatives in that its methods could change corporate strategy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relatively quickly – within 5-10 years – Thamotheram said.He said it was as easy to understand and monitor as divestment, being based on two questions: asking companies to reveal their low-carbon business plan, and asset managers to reveal whether they have voted for companies to disclose such a plan.The initiative involves guidelines on action investors should take, such as declaring their intention to vote in favour of shareholder resolutions to help cut systemic climate risk while protecting long-term shareholder value.Thamotheram said he was hopeful the project would succeed, as, fundamentally, investment funds have to reflect the interest of their savers and members.“The paradigm change we’re taking about is the shift to fiduciary capitalism, the idea that your primary duty is your portfolio and the intergenerational equity,” he said. ”Are you robbing future generations of members to maintain the current investment returns?”John Rogers, former chief executive of the CFA Institute and a participant in the online dialogue that led to the report, said an attractive aspect of fiduciary capitalism was that it encouraged long-term thinking.“As universal owners, fiduciaries foster a deeper engagement with companies’ management teams and public policymakers on governance and strategy,” he said.Thamotheram said Preventable Surprises had published three academic papers evidencing the scale of climate risks for investors.
TVNZ One News 30 April 2017Family First Comment: Great coverage on ONE News of our Opinion Poll on attitudes to porn.A new poll has indicated about 80 percent of Kiwi’s want on-line pornography blocked or filtered on-line.The poll was conducted by research firm Curia and commissioned by Family First.Many of the respondents believe on-line pornography is contributing to sexual abuse. According to the poll, 80 percent of respondents want the government to require Internet providers to offer a filter, and 90 percent believe it was too easy for young people to access pornography on-line. The petition has received rare cross party support.WATCH NOW: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/watch-majority-kiwis-want-online-porn-blocked-according-poll Netsafe’s Sean Lyons said, “technological solutions form one part of what it requires to keep young people safe on-line. But it also requires awareness, resilience and education.” 22,000 Kiwi’s also recently signed a petition calling for the government to appoint an expert panel to investigate the public health effects and societal harm of porn. Family First spokesman Bob McCoskrie told 1 NEWS, “What this poll shows is that people are concerned, they want better controls, they’re concerned with the access of young people.”
Indianapolis, In. — The Indiana Chapter of The Wildlife Society recently honored Scott Johnson, wildlife science program manager for the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife, with the Hoosier Wildlife Award.The Hoosier Wildlife Award recognizes an individual who has made, or is making, a significant contribution to professional wildlife conservation in Indiana through research, management, law enforcement, education, or administration.“It is quite an accomplishment to be recognized by peers with the Hoosier Wildlife Award,” said Mitch Marcus, the division’s wildlife section chief. “Scott is certainly deserving of the award and joins a short list of past DNR recipients.”Johnson’s contributions to wildlife conservation in Indiana include species restoration, population monitoring and management, and most recently, administration. He serves as Indiana’s state endangered species coordinator. Johnson has led efforts for the River Otter Restoration Program, studied Allegheny woodrat populations, and managed efforts on winter bat counts and management/protection of bats’ hibernation habitat.He also designed and implemented many studies to inform bat management efforts and served as the state expert on white-nose syndrome monitoring.
Concord, N.C.— Kasey Kahne Racing is heading home. And just in time.The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is gearing up for a busy Memorial Day weekend. The inaugural doubleheader United Rentals Patriot Nationals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be on Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, and the Memorial Day Spectacular presented by KOI Auto Parts at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 27.The trip back to Charlotte is a rare homecoming for the Mooresville, NC-based KKR team. It’s time at home. Time with family. Time to reenergize before the busy summer schedule.“We get to be at the shop and around family and friends,” said Brad Sweet, driver of the No. 49 KKR car. “It’s kind of a home-field advantage.”While Sweet has never won at the Charlotte dirt track before, he had a strong run there last year, running in the top-five all night and finishing fourth. Unlike last year, though, he’ll have two chances to claim a May victory at the track this season. Now known as the United Rentals Patriot Nationals, the May race has expanded to two nights of racing with a $15,000-to-win purse both nights.“I always look forward to going to Charlotte,” Sweet said. “It’s nice to have two nights during the Memorial Day weekend. It’s a great setting. A lot of great fans around there. I’m looking forward to the event growing, as well.”He’ll have a new teammate alongside him this year, too. Kasey Kahne was scheduled to run the two Charlotte races, but an injury from an accident at Williams Grove Speedway earlier this year has left his sidelined. To fill in for him while he heals, Kahne has tapped Australian James McFadden to drive his No. 9 car.“Obviously, the circumstances aren’t ideal, but the opportunity to drive the KKR nine (car) is always going to be a cool one,” McFadden said. “It’s an iconic car, and a car that’s had some great drivers in it. It’s definitely exciting and pretty humbling to get an opportunity like this one. For me, it is a huge tick off the bucket list.”While never a full-time driver in the Series, McFadden has one World of Outlaws win. In 2017, he beat the likes of Greg Hodnett and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz to win at Williams Grove Speedway.“I’d say they (the World of Outlaws) are the pinnacle of our sport, so naturally racing with them is a goal I’ve had for a long time,” McFadden said. “I’m looking forward to the intensity that comes each time you roll out with the Outlaws. We have a chance to string together probably the most nights with the World of Outlaws that I’ve ever had a chance to do, so that’s exciting.”He doesn’t have a set schedule with the team. At the moment, McFadden said he’s in the car until Kahne is good to go. Until then, he said he hopes to be able to gel with the KKR team and put consistent runs together.Friday’s race at Charlotte will be his first time seeing the track. With it being KKR’s home track, he said he has confidence in the car; he just hopes he can keep up with it. Having Sweet as a teammate will help with that, too.“It’ll be cool to have a teammate at some of these tracks I’ve never seen before, so hopefully he’ll be happy to share a few tips with me along the way,” McFadden said.While Sweet is looking forward to working with McFadden, the Grass Valley, Calif. native said whether it’s Kahne or someone else, there is no more or less of a benefit to him. He just stays focused on the No. 49 car.That focus has kept him in a tight points battle with Schatz in the early stage of the season. After 17 races, Sweet sits second in the Series’ standings – 26 points behind Schatz. However, for the past few races the two have been swapping the lead, tying for it twice.While Sweet knows that, he doesn’t really want to.“I don’t really want to pay attention to points,” Sweet said. “People point it out all of the time, so you kind of know where it’s at, but it doesn’t really matter. “I think to me it’s just about getting your car where you want it. You know, consistent, good runs every night. So, when you get to those summer months when we’re racing every other night, that’s where the points really can shift.”The points could shift several times during the Memorial Day weekend. Schatz has won the May Charlotte race last year and Sweet won last year’s Memorial Day race at Lawrenceburg Speedway – beating Schatz for the win.“Last year we kind of hit on something and we had a great race with Donny Schatz,” Sweet said about last year’s race at Lawrenceburg. “I’m just looking forward to getting back there. Hopefully we can do it again. We just need to put a string of good runs together and get some momentum on our side.”For McFadden, he said he wants to make it through Charlotte first before trying to predict his performance at Lawrenceburg.After the trip to the Indiana track, the Series’ busy summer schedule begins – starting with the historic inaugural doubleheader at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on May 31 and June 1. To some, the summer is when the season really begins.“This is what we do this for, are these summer months where you’re really racing,” Sweet said. “I’m looking forward to really trying to get some momentum on our side and some momentum going into the summer months. It’s a crucial part of the season.”