Lewis Moody – Bath, Leicester and England

first_imgTAGS: Bath RugbyLeicester Tigers RW: Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with?LM: I’ve always wanted to have a conversation with Neville Southall [ex-Everton and Wales goalkeeper]. If I ever admired a footballer it was him because of the way he played, and once he’d retired I stopped watching.RW: What’s your pre-game routine?LM: I like to go to the cinema the night before a game, sit in the same place in the Leicester changing room, have half a can of Red Bull before I go out and I always warm up with my match shirt on under my warm-up top. Goodey always has a latte (Starbucks preferably) before a game, but also proceeds to throw up loads of times as he gets ready.RW: What are your bugbears?LM: Loud chewing is a big one. I used to share a flat with James Overend and he had the habit of chewing the plastic tops off bottles, all day.RW: If your house was on fire, what three things would you save?LM: People obviously. But then it’d be my mobile as my life exists inside that. Oh yes, I’d save my World Cup winners’ medal and shirt from the final!Check out his stats for EnglandCheck out his Twitter pageHeres what it’s like to be on the receiving end of one of his tackles…Learn more about Lewis’s teammates at Bath… Lewis Moody losing out at England trainingBack in 2008 when Lewis Moody was playing for Leicester Tigers, he took half an hour out of his time to chat to Rugby World about, Christmas plans, pre-game routines, nicknames, and the ‘pick me up’. RUGBY WORLD: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen or heard on the field?LEWIS MOODY: I’m too busy getting my head stuck into a ruck for one-liners, but there was a classic in the 2003 World Cup final. Referee Andre Watson came into the dressing room before the game and said: “I won’t be giving any penalties at scrum time. You can bet my mortgage on it!” So in extra-time, after he’d awarded two in quick succession against us, Steve Thompson was on the floor and he looked up at him and said: “Andre, you must have a terrible house!”RW: Christmas is just around the corner. Have you got any big plans?LM: A couple of years ago Paddy Howard asked myself and Sam Vesty to organise secret Santa for the boys. I remember Austin [Healey] got Matt Dawson’s book and Benny [Kay] got Johnno’s. Leon Lloyd came up with the best, buying Julian White (a farmer) a shepherd’s crook. This year I think we’re going for a medieval banquet. On the present front, last year I got some tattoo sleeves from the family, which were legendary, and my wife Annie’s brother, John, carved a tiger’s head out of metal, which was pretty impressive!RW: What are your nicknames?LM: I seem to get so many, especially after Brian Ashton called me ‘Mad Dog’ during the World Cup. But most people call me Moodoss. Some people call me Lewju as my dad is also called Lewis.RW: Who are the jokers at Leicester?LM: George Chuter is definitely the funniest and he has me cracking up all the time. We do have a thing called the ‘pick me up’, which I think I invented. If someone is wandering around looking a bit down at training they generally get snuck up on and receive a massive slap on the arse, often from a 20-metre run-up. Julian White is normally the victim of this one from me. He needs some livening up in the morning!RW: What about these outrageous moustaches the boys have had?LM: Loads of us agreed to grow moustaches for the Matt Hampson Trust and clearly Andy Goode had the most success. I did try it for the Leinster game, but it came out all wispy so I just had to shave it off.Andy Goode showing how its doneRW: Do you like breast, bum or legs?LM: Well, as Annie is pregnant at the moment it’s all about the bump!RW: Do you have any phobias?LM: Spiders, definitely. Lee MearsTom Biggs LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Latin America bishops call on US to ‘love the stranger’…

first_imgLatin America bishops call on US to ‘love the stranger’ in statement on immigration policies Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, Faith & Politics, The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group February 10, 2018 at 6:11 pm The deeper problem here is the fact that a large number of US Church officials agree with the characterizations of the United States. Criticism of American values is the trend. Exporting citizens from failed states only creates more failed states. Europe is the prime example of this. US church leaders find it simpler, and self satisfying, to be critical of the US than to recognize and attempt to deal with the real problems and issues facing our Nation and the church today. If this continues there is no happy ending for the Church or our Nation. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Refugees Migration & Resettlement Tags Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Comments are closed. Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group william dailey says: February 9, 2018 at 7:31 am I have no problem with these bishops commenting in this way. They referenced the House of Bishops statement from 2010 and are being supportive to TEC. There is something very disturbing about a nation of immigrants forgetting that they too were immigrants and were welcomed. We should be continuing that tradition. Sure Latin America does not have an unblemished past neither does the US. To say ‘because of your past you have no right to speak now’ can be applied to a lot of societies. What if someone had said, “USA because of your ethnic cleansing of North America you have no right to criticise ethnic cleansing in other countries.” Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI BD Howes says: Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL February 6, 2018 at 3:35 pm I would encourage the Bishops to focus their attention on the corruption, poverty, violence, sexism, homophobia and malaise within their own countries rather than insulting and unjustly criticizing the United States. Their position is self serving, hypocritical and highly offensive to me. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate Diocese of Nebraska February 8, 2018 at 2:33 pm Their time would have been better spent addressing the serious injustice, corruption, racism, violence in their own countries that force people to flee and break the laws of another country in search of a better life. I also do not recall any statement by these bishops addressing the migratory crises created by the communist government of Cuba over the last 5 decades, nor the plight of Cuban refugees often abused and exploited while trekking through Central America to seek sanctuary in the US. It is the business of American citizens and their elected officials to decide how to solve the crisis of millions of persons living illegally in the US. Hopefully that can be done with compassion and regard to the dignity of all persons. That however should not be the business of bishops who live elsewhere and have plenty of issues they should be concerned about in their own homes! [Episcopal News Service] Anglican and Episcopal bishops from six Latin American countries met in El Salvador last week to discuss what they warned were “anti-migrant, racist and discriminatory policies adopted by the United States’ authorities,” according to a joint statement released after the meeting.The statement was signed by Bishop Juan David Alvarado, Diocese of El Salvador; the Most Rev. Francisco Moreno, Primate of the Province of Mexico; Bishop Lloyd Allen, Diocese of Honduras; Bishop Julio Murray, Diocese of Panamá y Costa Rica; Bishop Philip Wright, Diocese of Belize; Bishop Benito Juárez, Diocese of Southeast Mexico; and Bishop Silvestre Romero, Diocese of Guatemala.The meeting, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, focused specifically on the Trump administration’s decisions to terminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, and the Central American Minors refugee program and to end Temporary Protected Status for some populations, including those from Haiti and El Salvador. Though the bishops’ statement doesn’t reference President Donald Trump by name, it says the bishops have reached out to the president and the U.S. Congress, urging them to follow the biblical command to “love the stranger” as they search for just policies toward migrants.The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations has information on Temporary Protected Status here and DACA here.You can read the bishops’ full letter below.Position of the Diocesan Bishops of the Anglican Episcopal Church of Central America, Belize and Mexico on the termination of the TPS, DACA and CAM programsThe bishops of the Anglican Episcopal Churches of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, North and Southeast Mexico, met in San Salvador, El Salvador, from January 31 to February 2, 2018, to meditate, pray and analyze the evident hardening of the anti-migrant, racist and discriminatory policies adopted by the United States’ authorities, and that are embodied in the termination of the following programs: the Temporary Protected Status (TPS); Central American Minors (CAM) refugee program, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).These policies will affect hundreds of thousands of migrants, for example, people from Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Belize, Mexico and other countries.Faced with this unresolved migration crisis, the diocesan bishops participating in the meeting expressed their position to the administration of the President and to the Congress of the United States of America. Specifically, we urged the search for:humanitarian and fair reception for migrants in the United States,the reasonable opportunity to identify ways to legalize their stay,particularly guarantee mobility and protection for children and adolescents, andprotection of family unity.As previously expressed in the same spirit in the letter issued by the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church gathered in Phoenix in 2010:1. We exhort the authorities of the United States to keep in mind that God has always commanded us to love the stranger: “The stranger who sojourns with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 19:34).2. We pray that the Holy Spirit will touch the hearts and minds of the authorities of the United States of America, so that they understand that migration is to the benefit of everyone.3. We do not accept the re-victimization of these migrants, who in principle are good people and many have been victims of death threats, of harsh conditions of economic and social vulnerability, while others have been victims of violence from both gangs and agents of the State of their countries of origin.4. We denounce that ending the adopted migration programs, without a possible alternative solution, violates human dignity and human rights, is discriminatory and racist.5. We absolutely reject the manipulative assertions of certain politicians pointing to migrants as criminals based solely on their irregular migration status and their belonging to other cultures and races.6. We ask the political authorities of the United States to refrain from expelling the migrants, since this act would be an affront against God, our churches and divine creation.7. We give thanks to, and join the struggle of, the Episcopal churches of the United States and other denominations as well as groups of people who defend the human rights of migrants. We invite you to continue working together on regional and interprovincial projects to help resolve the migration crisis.8. We recognize the support, solidarity and sensitivity of the people of the United States, who have made space in their hearts and consciences for migrants. To these noble and humane people belong the faithful of churches, legislators, senators and politicians sincerely concerned that this situation be regularized, seeking peace and social harmony.9. We urge our political authorities in Central America, Belize and Mexico to coordinate and work on decent and humane proposals in favor of migrants and then present them in a negotiating dialogue with the United States’ authorities.10. We demand the political authorities of our countries, regions and the United States, to work together to promote structural changes in their respective countries so that there are conditions of employment, health, education, security, housing, basic services and other conditions so that people abandon the idea of emigrating.11. In the face of the migration crisis, the united voices of the bishops in this meeting remind all political authorities that it does not matter what was done incorrectly in the past or what was omitted to be done, but how beautiful we can build together hereinafter, cultivating in the present a fraternal dialogue, respectful and dignified among all, to attend to the migratory victims.12. We must all remember that no one is a migrant, because although we come from one place and go to another, we are always within God’s creation. He has made us stewards of creation so that we live together in harmony, freedom, and with equality for mobility, equity and responsibility.Finally, we express to our sister and brother migrants: we will continue working for you and we commit ourselves to work in pastoral care for migrants at the local, regional and interprovincial levels.San Salvador, February 02, 2018. Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Miguel Rosada says: Terry Francis says: Latin America, February 11, 2018 at 9:10 pm Corruption and poverty are serious problems in many countries including Latin American countries. Latin American countries like many others such as Middle East and South East Asia have not been able to freely elect their own government which means that often their economic and foreign policies are dictated by outside powers. In such situations, government officials often tend to be corrupt which in turn breeds more corruption and poverty.When confronted with poverty and corrupt governments, citizens often try to go to countries where they can get decent wage and live with some respect and dignity. It is not surprising that in the Western hemisphere, Latin Americans try to come to US or go to Canada.In items 9 &10 of the letter, the Bishops do take up the issue of migration with some of the Latin American countries. I like to say that economic prosperity leads to higher standard of living and this in turn reduces corruption and poverty. It is highly unlikely that citizens will migrate if they enjoy a decent life within their own home country.center_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN February 14, 2018 at 3:38 am What is it going to take to get people like Bruce Rienstra to realize that immigrants who come here LEGALLY will always be welcomed to this country by most Americans. Yes we are a nation of immigrants but we are also a nation of laws. Progressives seem hopelessly incapable of knowing the difference between legal and illegal immigrants! Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Posted Feb 5, 2018 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab February 12, 2018 at 2:14 pm Advice to Bruce Rienstra. Stop with the talking points! Not all of our families immigrated to the US but that, like the rest of your spin, is irrelevant. This is not terribly difficult for me. We should all fear becoming a country with arbitrary laws and arbitrary application of laws. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR PJ Cabbiness says: Bruce Rienstra says: Rector Martinsville, VA Province IX, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Joe Prasad says: Comments (8) Immigration, william dailey says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC February 14, 2018 at 11:49 am When will the constant rant that Americans are racist stop? The Episcopal hierarchy seems compelled to make us wear this hair shirt until we are to worn down to resist. Perhaps the Bishops should travel to these failed countries instead of Alaska to get a sense of reality. Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

‘Jobs not jails!’

first_imgWW photo: Joseph PietteOn July 17, protesters were stopped from marching to the gates of Graterford Prison, outside of Philadelphia, by police, who were on horses and bikes and in cars. The marchers were protesting the state’s building of two new prisons there.Undaunted by the police presence, demonstrators stopped in front of the Perkiomen Valley School District campus. There, they outreached to passing Route 29 traffic for more than an hour with signs that read: “Education Not Correction!” “Fund Schools not Prisons!” and “Jobs not Jails!”The state is spending $400 million on these two new prisons, to be called SCI Phoenix East and SCI Phoenix West. One facility is for men, the other is for women. There will also be a 100-person death row wing.Decarcerate PA, which organized the protest, issued a press release that stated: ”We believe that public money should instead be spent on quality public schools, jobs and job training, community-based re-entry services, health care and food access, drug and alcohol treatment programs, stable housing, restorative forms of justice and non-punitive programs that address the root cause of violence in our communities. Such steps are necessary to secure socially responsible, personally secure, and economically viable communities in our state.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Oakland Prohibits Questions About Criminal History on Rental Applications

first_img Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Tagged with: California Oakland renter Home / Daily Dose / Oakland Prohibits Questions About Criminal History on Rental Applications Oakland, California, is no longer allowing landlords to inquire about rental applicants’ criminal histories. The Oakland City Council passed the Oakland Fair Chance Housing Ordinance earlier this month, making it the first city in California to adopt such an ordinance. About 70 million Americans have criminal records, and many of them struggle to obtain housing and employment as a result of their record, according to an article in U.S. News and World Report, which stated that 80% of individuals who have served prison sentences later were denied housing as a result of their convictions. The law in Oakland applies to “nearly all” rental properties in the city with a few exceptions, according to the report. The first is that the rule does not apply to “landlord-occupied units.” Another exception is that affordable housing landlords may deny rental applicants who were convicted of manufacturing meth. Lastly, landlords do not have to rent to individuals on the federal sex offender list. The ordinance is already in effect, but landlords have a six-month “grace period” to adopt it, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The nonprofit advocacy group, Prisoners with Children, has been advocating for years under its “Ban the Box” campaign to have criminal background questions removed from applications for employment, housing, public benefits, insurance, loans, and more. “I was born and raised in Oakland,” Lee “Taqwaa” Bonner, an advocate with Prisoners with Children said, according to an NBC Bay Area article. “I am employed in Oakland. I own and drive a vehicle in Oakland. However, I cannot live in Oakland based solely on my criminal record, which happened 30 years ago.”While the rule was unanimously passed by the Oakland City Council and is celebrated by advocates, not everyone was pleased with its passing. Wayne Rowland, president of the East Bay Rental Housing Association, reportedly said in an email to the East Bay Times, “As rental housing providers, we have a responsibility to provide a safe environment to residents and a huge part of that is knowing the background of each applicant.”While Oakland is the first city in California to adopt such an ordinance, it is not the only city in the nation to do so. Detroit, Chicago, and Minneapolis also have passed ordinances regarding criminal background checks for rental applicants, although theirs are not as comprehensive as Oakland’s, according to U.S. News and World Report. These cities allow landlords to perform background checks but only at the end of the application process, and landlords are only allowed to “consider more recent convictions,” according to U.S. News and World Report. Also, San Francisco, and Richmond, California, have laws regarding background checks for rental applicants, but they only apply to affordable or municipally-subsidized housing.  Oakland Prohibits Questions About Criminal History on Rental Applications February 18, 2020 1,913 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Krista F. Brock Previous: Michael Bloomberg Proposes Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Merger Next: Investors See Record SFR Appreciationcenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago California Oakland renter 2020-02-18 Mike Albanese Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 10/6/20

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFSHouston 5, Oakland 2 (Houston leads 2-0)Tampa Bay 7, NY Yankees 5 (Series tied 1-1)NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFSAtlanta 9, Miami 5 (Atlanta leads 1-0)LA Dodgers 5, San Diego 1 (LA leads 1-0)NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSLA Lakers 102, Miami 96 (LA leads 3-1)WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSSeattle 92, Las Vegas 59 (Seattle wins 3-0)MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERMinnesota 0, Nashville 0 (Tie)Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img October 7, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 10/6/20last_img

Government officially launches 95% LTV mortgage scheme for FTBs

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Government officially launches 95% LTV mortgage scheme for FTBs previous nextHousing MarketGovernment officially launches 95% LTV mortgage scheme for FTBsScheme is for all homes for sale under £600,000 and will run until the end of the year and be limited to £3.9 billion.Nigel Lewis19th April 202101,570 Views HM Treasury has revealed details of its new 95% LTV mortgage scheme for first time buyers which is likely to help stimulate activity on the first rung of the property ladder in the key ‘level up’ areas of northern England.The first time buyer portion of the market has not benefitted from the stamp duty holiday or its extension because homes for sales under £300,000 were already exempt from the duty since November 2017.But after Covid struck, the appetite to offer first time buyers 95% LTV mortgage among lenders has fallen off a cliff, dropping from 400 loans last year to almost zero now.The new scheme, which will see the government underwrite lending of between 91% and 95% LTV for properties of any kind for sale under £600,000 bought by FTBs, will provide lenders with the option to purchase a government guarantee that compensates them for a portion of their losses in the event of foreclosure.HM Treasury will charge a commercial fee for the provision of this guarantee, which will last until the end of the year and be limited to £3.9 billion of lending liability.Zoopla analysis shows the greatest beneficiaries from greater availability of 95% LTV loans will be buyers within the most affordable parts of the UK where house prices are cheapest and most accessible to renters and those living at home with parents.“The scheme will have less impact for buyers in southern England where high house prices are a major barrier to being able to afford a 95% mortgage. This aligns to the levelling up narrative and policy approach of Government,” says the portal’s research chief Richard Donnell (pictured).Rightmove’s Director of Property Data Tim Bannister says: “The new mortgage scheme could help some first-time buyers bring their plans forward if they have a lower deposit but are still able to pass the affordability checks, and will be welcomed by those who last year we’re struggling to come up with a 15 or 20% deposit.”Tim Bannister. HM Treasury mortgage lending Rightmove Richard Donnell Zoopla April 19, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

USS Dallas Returns to Naval Submarine Base New London

first_img December 16, 2011 View post tag: Returns View post tag: Base Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Dallas Returns to Naval Submarine Base New London View post tag: Dallas Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Dallas (SSN 700) returned to Naval Submarine Base New London, Dec. 14, following a regularly scheduled six-month deployment.Dallas, which departed on its deployment June 14, conducted operations in the Central Command area of responsibility, supporting national security interests and maritime security operations.“I’m extremely proud of the Dallas and our Sailors,” said Cmdr. George Arnold, commanding officer, USS Dallas. “I’ve never seen a crew more dedicated and committed to the mission, whether that was operating submerged in a challenging littoral environment or serving as ambassadors of our Navy while on liberty.”During the deployment, Dallas visited ports in Rota, Spain; Toulon, France; Bahrain; Diego Garcia; Fujairah, Jebal Ali and United Arab Emirates.“The support we receiving throughout our deployment was phenomenal,” said Arnold. “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Submarine Force leadership, 5th and 6th Fleets for their superb assistance, advice and guidance.”Arnold added that taking care of the Sailors’ families was a huge undertaking but superbly accomplished by the Dallas ombudsman.“On the home front, our ombudsman, Jill Henry, and the Family Readiness Group were truly remarkable. I can’t say enough about how they took care of the families and our Sailors,” said Arnold.Henry discussed the support role both the ombudsman and the families perform while their spouses are deployed.“I do my best to support and encourage the families so that they are able to stay positive and focused here at home,” said Henry.Henry added that it was nice to have Santa aboard USS Dallas as the submarine moored at Naval Submarine Base New London.With a successful deployment completed, Arnold discussed the team effort by everyone involved from sea to shore.“It’s important to recognize the significant contribution provided by dedicated Sailors working on Naval Submarine Base New London,” said Arnold. “The Regional Support Group and Naval Submarine Support Facility worked many long hours to ensure Dallas deployed in great material condition and they provided the technical support, parts and assistance to keep us in top shape while on station.”Arnold added that the backbone of their success was the training and advice from the Submarine Squadron 2 and Naval Submarine School.“The training and advice provided by Submarine Squadron Two and Naval Submarine School were essential; they helped us develop the skills and perspective to succeed in all of our endeavors,” said Arnold.Naval Submarine Base New London will welcome another Los Angeles-class attack submarine, USS Miami (SSN 755), back to Groton Dec. 15.Dallas, built by Newport News Shipbuilding and General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, is the first Navy vessel to bear the name of the City of Dallas, Texas.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 16, 2011; Image: navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: USScenter_img Training & Education USS Dallas Returns to Naval Submarine Base New London View post tag: News by topic View post tag: New View post tag: submarine View post tag: London Share this articlelast_img read more

“IS IT TRUE” JULY 10, 2018

first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE the revelation that Evansville City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr., CPA hasn’t paid the $369,000 in Victory Theater bills for 2017 has really got the attention of many people?  …he has taken $369,000 from the 2018 city budget to pay for the operating expenses of the Victory Theater for 2017 without City Council knowledge or approval?  …we wonder where  City Controller Lloyd is going to find the money to pay for the Victory Theater bills for 2018?  …we wonder why someone hasn’t contacted the Indiana State Board of Accounts to report this questionable transaction?IS IT TRUE last week it was announced that the Thunderbolts Head coach and General Manager are moving on to greener pastures?  …we wish them the best in the future? …their unexpected departure leaves some daunting questions concerning the Thunderbolts hockey team past, present, and future financial activities?IS IT TRUE to understand what economic risk if any that VenuWorks of Evansville LLC may have with respect to the Evansville Thunderbolts Hockey team, one must first examine addendum #6 to the legal contract agreement between VenuWorks and the City of Evansville that was discreetly funneled through the Evansville Redevelopment Commission? … this legal agreement deals with the operation and control of the Evansville Thunderbolts?  …in addendum #6 of this legal contract, it stated: “VenuWorks shall be entitled to utilize facility (Ford Center) staff and resources reasonably necessary in connection with its operation of the SPHL Franchise?”  … during any such periods in which VenuWorks operates the SPHL Franchise, ALL OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE SPHL FRANCHISE SHALL BE DEEMED AN EXPENSE OF THE FACILITY (Ford Center) AND ALL OPERATING REVENUES OF THE SPHL FRANCHISE SHALL BE DEEMED A REVENUE OF THE FACILITY (Ford Center)?”IS IT TRUE the taxpayers and City Council members need to know who is responsible for the paying the for the administrative, support staff and players salaries of the Evansville Thunderbolts? …the taxpayers and City Council members need to know who is paying for the yearly SPHL franchise fees? …the taxpayers and City Council members need to know who is responsible for away games travel expenses (transportation, meals, and lodging) for the Thunderbolts?  …the taxpayers and members of City Council need to know who is paying for the medical costs for injured players for the Thunderbolts?  …the taxpayers and City Council members need to know who is responsible for paying for the marketing of the Thunderbolts?  …the taxpayers and City Council members need to know who is responsible to pay the costs of providing housing for the Thunderbolts players?  …the taxpayers and City Council members need to know who is responsible to pay for all the costs in getting the FORD CENTER ready for the Thunderbolts to play hockey?IS IT TRUE it’s obvious the taxpayers and members of the Evansville City Council need to have an accurate and detailed breakdown down of the profit and loss statements for the 2017-18 Thunderbolt hockey season?  …its also obvious that the taxpayers and City Council members need to know where is the Ford Center getting the money to cover any possible losses incurred by the Evansville Thunderbolts?IS IT TRUE that the boys of summer are out in force and baseball is drawing faithful crowds to Bosse Field to see the Evansville Otters attempt to make the playoffs?…once upon a time when Russ Lloyd Jr. was Mayor of Evansville we were very close to having an AAA affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers playing in a $20 Million downtown baseball stadium?…all of the big shots in town were behind the project and the location was chosen to be where “The District” now sits?… The District has seen a parade of ribbon cuttings followed by closings and just recently was dealt a blow when RiRa’s closed?IS IT TRUE the reason that Evansville missed out on the AAA Dodgers Affiliate is because Jonathan Weinzapfel made it a campaign issue deriding Mayor Lloyd for “taking us all out to the ball game” with a wasteful downtown baseball stadium where a court jester ran the bases?…the silly commercial worked and the baseball stadium was cancelled?…four years later when Weinzapfel became Mayor he forgot about how a $20 million baseball stadium was the butt of jokes and borrowed $127 million for the Ford Center that has never even paid its own operating expenses much less it’s $8 million per year mortgage?…it looks like we got taken out to the old ballgame after all?IS IT TRUE that last Friday the Vanderburgh County Commissioners in conjunction with the Old Courthouse Foundation, Sheriff’s Office and the Vanderburgh Bicenntenial Committee hosted another successful “Lunch On The Lawn” event?  …that this event was the best one yet?  …this event offered many family-friendly activities such as a zip line, red-white-and Blue popsicles, food stands and more? …we are pleased to learn that the Vanderburgh County Commissioners and the Old Courthouse Foundation decided to build a   Bicentennial Park downtown?  …we are told that the downtown Bicentennial Park will be self-funded and paid for out of the funds from the Old Courthouse Foundation?Todays “Readers Poll” question Is: Do you feel that the Winnecke Administration should give a detailed explanation to City Council on how much did it costs the City to subsidize the Thunderbolt Hockey team for 2017-18?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO dailyIf you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Parking Office moves to Holyoke on July 20

first_imgThe Harvard University Campus Services Center, located on the eighth floor of Holyoke Center, provides customer service for many campus services used by faculty, staff, and students, such as Harvard University Housing and ID Card Services. The Parking Office will move into the center on July 20. No parking services will be provided at the Blackstone building after this date. To access parking services online, or drop into the Campus Service Center.last_img

‘First and foremost a priest’

first_imgThe funeral Mass celebrating the life of University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh on Wednesday afternoon commended him to heaven with the strength of more than 1,000 participants.Erin Rice | The Observer At the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, where he was first ordained in 1943, more than 100 of his brother priests from the Congregation of Holy Cross processed through the Basilica and gathered behind the altar. They were joined by six bishops as well as Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington D.C. and Cardinal Roger Mahony, archbishop emeritus of Los Angeles.The top leaders of the Congregation of Holy Cross also led the celebration of his life. Fr. Richard V. Warner, superior general of the Congregation, came from Rome, and Fr. Thomas J. O’Hara, provincial superior of the U.S. province of the Congregation, was the principal celebrant. University President Fr. John Jenkins delivered the homily.A congregation made up of family, friends, University administrators, trustees, faculty, staff and students prayed over Hesburgh’s casket during the ceremony, which lasted an hour and 40 minutes. The Gospel reading focused on social justice, a theme central to Hesburgh’s 97-year-long legacy.“At Notre Dame, I’m often faced with daunting tasks. None are more difficult than the one before me: finding words to do justice to the life of Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.,” Jenkins said at the beginning of the homily. “We should begin with what was central to his life. … For all the momentous events in which he played a role, all the honors he received, Fr. Ted always said that the most important day of his life was when he was ordained a priest, here in this church on Notre Dame’s campus.”All Hesburgh wanted was a simple funeral in the Holy Cross tradition, Jenkins said, and after the ceremony he would be “laid to rest under a simple cross, undistinguishable from the graves of the Holy Cross brethren who lay with him.”Jenkins’ homily addressed the key milestones in Hesburgh’s life, from growing and expanding the University into what it is today to accepting the invitation to stand alongside Martin Luther King Jr. at a rally in Chicago to fighting for human rights in Cambodia.“How can we draw together the strands of a life that spans so many years, served in so many ways, touched so many lives? Fr. Ted gave us the answer,” Jenkins said. “He was first and foremost a priest. That vocation drove him to build a great Catholic university; it gave his work in the public life its moral focus; it shaped his generosity in all his personal interactions.”Hesburgh’s younger brother Jim spoke at the end of the ceremony, remarking that “good brothers and good friends are God’s special dividends in life. Ted was a wonderful brother, good friend, counselor and mentor.”“Today we celebrate his life, and all that we had for so long taken for granted with Ted suddenly comes into focus,” Jim Hesburgh said. “Today we think of the totality of Ted’s life here on earth.”He said his brother’s appointment as University president came during his own freshman year at Notre Dame, and “that gave me pause, I’ll tell you.”“He only wanted to serve, and serve he did, with all his energy and all his considerable talent, in every way he knew how,” Jim Hesburgh said. “Ted took his God-given gifts, his intelligence, good health, leadership ability and his pursuit of excellence and brought major change to Notre Dame, to this country and to the world.”But beyond the national and international impact Hesburgh had, Jenkins said the countless personal acts of kindness are an equally important part of his legacy. He reflected on the support Hesburgh offered him during the tumultuous time following the University’s invitation to President Obama to deliver the 2009 Commencement address.“When my invitation to President Obama to speak at our Commencement caused an uproar, a number of people approached my mother and criticized my decision,” Jenkins said.She was anxious, he said, but Fr. Ted “got wind of that” and took action.“Without mentioning anything to me, he called my mother to reassure her. … There were no more worries after that, and from that day forward she and Fr. Ted were fast friends. I can’t begin to tell you all the kindnesses he showed me personally.”At the end of his homily, Jenkins said Hesburgh’s last day on earth was the fulfillment of his lifelong prayer.“Fr. Ted prayed that on the last day of his life, he would be able to celebrate Mass. At 11 a.m. at Holy Cross House last Thursday, Fr. Ted joined the community and concelebrated Mass,” Jenkins said. “In the evening he was struggling to breathe. … He was surrounded by people who loved him. He passed away quietly, just before midnight.”“Today, we gather to celebrate the Mass Fr. Ted so loved and to commend him to God. … We cannot but believe that the Lord will respond with the words of today’s Gospel reading: ‘Come, you who were blessed by my Father.’ We love you Ted. …We will miss you.“We know you now rest in the arms of Notre Dame, our Lady. Throughout your life, you drew strength, sustenance and guidance [from her].”After Jim Hesburgh’s speech and the final prayers over the casket, the family processed out of the Basilica, where a crowd had gathered to line the path to Holy Cross cemetery.“For Ted, problems were challenges, and his forte was in finding solutions,” Jim Hesburgh said. “His friends were endless, of every religion, every nation, every class and every profession. His life was amazing.“His faith, his hope, his dedication and his achievements speak for themselves.”Tags: congregation of holy cross, Fr. Ted, Fr. Ted Hesburgh, Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, Funeral, Hesburgh, Mass, memoriallast_img read more