Seminarian to bike 1,150 miles for charity

first_imgTo spread the Catholic pro-life message, senior Stephen Barany, an undergraduate seminarian in Old College, will bike 1,150 miles from New Orleans to Chicago from May 21 to 29 with the charity Biking for Babies. According to a press release from the organization, Biking for Babies seeks to raise money for women in crisis pregnancies. In addition to biking 90 to 190 miles per day, the group of 10 riders will stop at parishes along the way to speak about the dignity of all life and campaign against abortion, according to the press release. “Biking for Babies is important because it is an opportunity to spread the good news of life,” Barany said. “It’s hard to believe, but people don’t often hear about the goodness of life.” Now in its fourth year, the Biking for Babies event hopes to gross $40,000, the press release stated. A major beneficiary of the fundraiser is the Women’s Care Center Foundation in South Bend, which, according to the press release, “offers pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling, plus childbirth and newborn care classes and more.” However, Barany said the event is more than just a fundraiser. “Biking for Babies helps to build a culture open to life and practically provide for families who want to choose life,” Barany said. “Practically, the money we raise helps provide the means for women’s resource centers to continue their great work.” Biking for Babies was founded by Jimmy Becker and Mike Schaefer, University of Illinois alumni. Barany said Schaefer is one of his closest friends. Barany said he got involved with Biking for Babies last year by driving the support vehicle that accompanied the riders. “Last year, as the support driver, I saw the impact the ride had on the lives of individuals we met along the way,” he said. “People at parishes, gas stations and even grocery stores were excited for the work we were doing. They wanted to know more about us and do more for the pro-life cause.” Barany said his Catholic faith shapes his pro-life outlook. “I’d like to think that the life I lead is informed and shaped by the Easter message that Christ is risen,” he said. “I try never to forget John 10:10: ‘Christ came that we might have life and have it more abundantly.’” Biking for Babies effectively publicizes the needs of women affected by crisis pregnancies through a pro-life lens, Barany said. “With public discussion so centered on policy, rights and economy, people forget the real issue at hand,” he said. “It’s not a matter of numbers and statistics. It’s about real people with real problems who need and deserve more than what society offers them. It’s about communicating the dignity of every life and honoring women by giving them a real chance to choose life.” Participating in Biking for Babies will truly make a difference in the lives of women affected by crisis pregnancies, Barany said. “I believe that Biking for Babies has the power to change and save lives,” he said. “Otherwise, I wouldn’t be involved.” For more information about Biking for Babies, visit bikingforbabies.com.last_img read more

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2021-01-26

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Saint Mary’s senior takes on national writing challenge

first_imgWriters across the country will turn the page on another year of NaNoWriMo — short for National Novel Writing Month — on Wednesday.Saint Mary’s senior Mary Brophy said she plans to participate in the month-long writing program.“It is a program where you are racing against yourself to write a novella-length story that is usually around 80 pages long,” she said.  “The cutoff is usually 50,000 words … and if you reach that at the end of the month then you get a series of prizes.”Brophy said she has participated in the program for a number of years.“This is my fifth year doing it,” she said. “I started as a junior in high school and I have been doing it ever since —except [for] sophomore year.”Ultimately, Brophy said, she decided to take on the challenge of NaNoWriMo in order to push herself. She said she used to write with a friend, who encouraged her to try the program.“[Writing novels] is something I really enjoy, so I thought that having the opportunity to really push myself would be a good idea,” she said.Year after year, Brophy said she continues to return to the program because she wants to continue to test her limits.“I decided it would be a good challenge for me to keep on doing it, over and over again [each year] to keep pushing my boundaries of what I think I can write in a certain amount of time,” she said.Brophy said the program has helped her get her ideas from her mind to the page, as the specific timeframe helps her to focus.“Having one month where I say this is the one thing I am going to focus on and then going through that entire story as much as I can is a good release for me to figure out how that story is going to work out.” she said “ … Having that basis there and being able to get out all of the ideas and figure out if the story is going to work at all is good for me.”The program is important for those who cannot start the process of sitting down and writing, Brophy said.“It is a great way for people to really practice their writing and also just to get ideas out,” she said. “I am the kind of person who thinks way too much about what I’m trying to write and I end up putting things off for forever because it never feels like the right time. NaNoWriMo is a great time to put aside those thoughts … and just get words out.”Tags: NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, writing challengelast_img read more

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2021-01-26

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Jamestown Man Charged With Possession Of Fentanyl Compound

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown man was arrested Friday morning while allegedly in possession of 13 glassine envelopes containing approximately 2.6 grams of a fentanyl compound, according to the Jamestown Police Deparment.Police say they originally responded to the area of Foote Avenue for a report of a male wearing a dark hoodie was attempting to light an object on fire in the street.Officers reportedly discovered a man matching the description, later identified as 32-year-old William E. Jackson, Jr.Jackson, Jr. reportedly had an outstanding warrant out of the City of Dunkirk. He was taken to Jamestown City Jail on a charge of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance before being released to Dunkirk PD on apperance tickets.last_img read more

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2021-01-18

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Alex Brightman Will Headline Lloyd Webber’s B’way-Bound School of Rock

first_img School of Rock – The Musical Broadway.com has learned that Andrew Lloyd Webber is set to publicly workshop his latest project, the Great White Way-bound stage adaptation of School of Rock, at New York’s Gramercy Theatre. The tryout will star Broadway alum Alex Brightman (no relation!). “We need feedback—the kind that comes from an audience, hopefully not our sound system,” said the composer in an email to invited theatergoers on May 29. Based on the hit 2003 movie of the same name, the concert staging will begin performances from next week.Brightman will play the lead role of Dewey; he has also been seen on Broadway in Big Fish, Matilda, Wicked and Glory Days. School of Rock is scheduled to begin previews on November 2 and officially open on December 6 at the Great White Way’s Winter Garden Theatre; no confirmation yet on casting for the Main Stem incarnation of the show.Directed by Les Miz’s Laurence Connor, the tuner will feature music from the movie, as well as new music written by Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, with a book by Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes. The film was penned by Mike White, directed by Richard Linklater and starred Jack Black as wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.”It’s a wonderful movie about what the power of music can be for kids,” Lloyd Webber told Broadway.com in an exclusive interview (see below) about why he was attracted to the story. The theater legend went on to emphasize “that it’s Jack Black’s movie and it’s Mike White’s movie and Mike’s a terrific writer and I do not want in any way to make it a kind of Andrew Lloyd Webber show—it has to be true to the original for it to work.”School of Rock marks the first time Lloyd Webber has opened a show on Broadway before London since Jesus Christ Superstar in 1971. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 View Comments Star Files Alex Brightmanlast_img read more

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2021-01-18

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20 travel hacks that will save you money on your next trip

first_img continue reading » 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Knowing the tricks of the trade can help you save some serious cash when traveling.That’s why we’ve pulled together 20 tricks for your next trip, inspired by this Quora list on hacks that have scored travelers large savings.From secret ways to snag cheap flights to apps that give you access to free international calling without WiFi, here are 20 ways you can avoid overpaying the next time you take a vacation.Use this browser extension to find active promo codes.Honey is a browser extension that scours the Internet for coupons that are available for the website you happen to be shopping on.When you’re ready to check out, simply click the Honey button, and it will automatically apply the coupon that will save you the highest amount. last_img read more

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2020-12-18

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RISE-NY adds services to support victims of domestic violence

first_imgWhile the telephone hotline is available 24/7, the online chat service is available during business hours. RISE now has an online chat service, available during business hours for anyone seeking help. RISE-NY Executive Director Nicole Barren says this resource is beneficial, especially because the telephone hotline, which is a core piece of RISE’s service, may provide an extra risk to victims during this time. Additionally, RISE will begin virtual therapeutic group counseling sessions next month. “During COVID, people need that support and it’s helpful to be able to talk to other people who are experiencing similar situations,” said Raymond. “If their abuser can hear a phone conversation or maybe they’re just more comfortable using chat, they can reach out to our advocates that way,” she says. Both Barren and Raymond say providing options like virtual counseling and online chats are beneficial to give survivors an additional way to reach out. (WBNG) — RISE-NY is implementing new resources to victims and survivors of domestic violence, as they may face additional barriers amid the pandemic. Barren says group counseling is an important part of RISE’s program, but the pandemic put in-person meetings on pause. You can access the online chat service by clicking here. The sessions will be led by Machella Raymond, a social worker who just joined RISE. last_img read more

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2020-12-08

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Predstavljeno drugo izdanje gastronomskog vodiča Gault&Millau Croatia 2019

first_imgThis year, as many as two Grand Chef of Tomorrow trophies for 2019 were awarded; The winners are chefs Fabricio Vežnaver from the Pergola restaurant in Savudrija and Matija Bregeš from the Boškinac restaurant on Pag. Također, u sklopu večeri, dodijeljeni su prestižni godišnji trofeji Gault&Millau, svojevrsni „kulinarski Oscari” te je proglašen i Gault&Millau Chef godine.  Chef restorana Laganini na Palmižani, Hrvoje Zirojević, Chef je godine Gault&Millau Croatia 2019 Ključ ulaska u ovaj prestižni vodič jednostavan je, isključivo i samo kvaliteta. Moto Gault&Millau glasi „Luksuz je u kvaliteti, a ne u cijeni”. Trofej za Chefa tradicijske kuhinje za 2019. dobila je chef Vesna Miletić, iz restorana Tač u Zagrebu. U kategoriji Mladi talent 2019., trofej je dodijeljen chefu Tinu Sinožiću iz opatijskog Navisa. Chef Biljana Milina iz konobe Mate s Korčule dobitnica je trofeja Chef slastičar 2019. Trofej za najbolji POP 2019. otišao je u splitski Wine & Cheese bar Paradox. Za Chefa godine Gault&Millau Croatia 2019., proglašen je Hrvoje Zirojević iz restorana Laganini na Palmižani. The four best Croatian restaurants with four caps were also awarded: Restaurant 360 from Dubrovnik, Monte from Rovinj, Pelegrini from Šibenik and the already mentioned Laganini. U Hotelu Esplanade Zagreb održana je gala svečanost povodom predstavljanja drugog izdanja gastronomskog vodiča Gault&Millau Croatia za 2019. godinu, u koji je uvršteno 150 najbolje ocijenjenih hrvatskih restorana, 70 POP lokala, 113 vrhunskih i kvalitetnih vina te 25 vodećih hotela iz svih krajeva Hrvatske.  „Gault&Millau, jedan od dva najprestižnija svjetska gastronomska vodiča, a jedini ima izdanje za Hrvatsku. Vodič je dvojezičan, na hrvatskom i engleskom jeziku te je namijenjen domaćim ljubiteljima fine hrane i stranim gostima. Prepoznatljiv je po svojoj žutoj boji i izgledu koji je indentičan u svim zemljama u kojima izlazi. Stručni i anonimni inspektori G&M-a u cijelome svijetu rade po istoj metodologiji ocjenjivanja i po istim kriterijima. Svaki restoran može dobiti od jedne do pet kuharskih kapica, što je slučaj i u Hrvatskoj.last_img read more

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2020-11-18

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East Midlands: Talk of the towns

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2020-10-20

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Arsenal fighting to stop Liverpool from poaching head of medical services Gary O’Driscoll

first_imgMassey, far left, will leave Liverpool to take up a new role with FIFA (Picture: Getty)He has been at the club for over a decade in various roles, first arriving when Arsene Wenger was still in charge, and previously worked for the Republic of Ireland rugby team.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTO’Driscoll is very well regarded in the game and has been quickly identified as the leading contender to take over from Massey at Anfield.But the Gunners are loathe to lose such a valuable member of their backroom team and are ‘fighting’ to keep him at the club.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThere is a fear, though, that the huge upheaval that has taken place at the Emirates in recent years – coupled with O’Driscoll having roots in the north-west – could tempt him to leave.The Arsenal club doctor is one of few staff members to have survived culls both when Wenger departed and after Unai Emery’s sacking, with some at the club complaining that the ‘DNA’ installed by the legendary French coach has started to erode. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 Jan 2020 10:13 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.3kShares Advertisement Arsenal fighting to stop Liverpool from poaching head of medical services Gary O’Driscoll The Premier League champions are trying to lure Arsenal’s club doctor to Anfield (Picture: Getty)Liverpool have set their sights on poaching Arsenal’s head of medical services Gary O’Driscoll, with the Gunners facing a huge fight to convince their high-respected doctor to stay.The Premier League leaders are preparing to lose their own head of medical services, Andrew Massey, who has been at the club since 2015 but will take up a new role with FIFA in March.According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool have already begun their search for a successor and want Arsenal’s long-serving doctor O’Driscoll.center_img O’Driscoll moved to Arsenal in 2009 before moving into his current role (Picture: Getty)But there is renewed optimism around London Colney following Mikel Arteta’s appointment and it is hoped that could play a role in convincing O’Driscoll to spurn Liverpool’s interest.Nevertheless, the prospect of working with the Champions League holders – and likely new Premier League champions – could prove too tempting to resist.MORE: Emile Smith-Rowe close to January move as Arsenal work on shifting as many as 12 playersMORE: Arsenal board concerned over Jerome Boateng signing from Bayern MunichMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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2020-10-18

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When you upgrade from one penthouse to another

first_img“It is a unique offering,” he said. “It was listed on Saturday and we have already had two inspections.“We have had interest from Brisbane and interstate, typically older couples wanting an easy but luxurious lifestyle.”The 320sq m penthouse has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a powder room, a formal lounge and dining rooms with full height glass windows and multiple waterfront terraces. At 320sqm, the penthouse is bigger than most housesThe master suite, which occupies its own private wing, also has its own terrace and a pillared marble ensuite with circular spa and walk-in-robe.Marble ensuites, walk-in-robes, balconies and water views are also features in the other two bedrooms.There is also space for three cars, CBUS home automation and ducted air-conditioning.Resort facilities include 24-hour security, room service, a fully equipped gym plus indoor and outdoor pools, a day spa and a fitness centre. Picone has put his first Palazzo Versace penthouse on the market after upgrading to one once owned by Clive Palmer.Michael Kollosche of Kollosche Prestige Agents, who has the listing, said the penthouse had been fully renovated, and would be sold with a 25m marina berth and bespoke furniture from House of Milan.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago This three bedroom penthouse at Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast is on the market for $5.75 millionIMAGINE being able to upgrade from one multi-million dollar penthouse to a residence once owned by billionaire Clive Palmer.Management-rights industry veteran Frank Picone bought the mining magnate-turned-politician’s Palazzo Versace penthouse for “more than $5 million” last year.Picone already owned an impressive three bedroom penthouse in the luxurious designer resort, which has a total of just six penthouses.But Palmer’s former residence had something that Picone’s original penthouse did not — a rooftop terrace.Now, Picone’s original penthouse has hit the market for $5.75 million. Rooftop terrace or not, it is impressive. And the view isn’t half badThe resort has hosted celebrities and royalty, including U2, The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Pink, Mariah Carey and the kings of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.last_img read more

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2020-09-28

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