Called to serve’

first_imgAfter 70 years, University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh finally realized his dream of becoming a chaplain in the United States Navy. Rear Admiral Mark Tidd, chief of chaplains for the United States Navy, designated Hesburgh an honorary naval chaplain in a special ceremony Wednesday night in the Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library. Captain Earl Carter, commanding officer of Notre Dame’s Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), said the “well-deserved and significant” event was about honoring Hesburgh for his leadership and life-long legacy of service. “Today we honor this selfless leader who has done so much for so many,” Carter said. In awarding Hesburgh, Tidd said he could think of no one who better exemplified the navy chaplain motto “vocati ad servitium,” or “called to serve.” “The Latin words on the naval chaplain corps seal are translated ‘called to serve,’” Tidd said. “In my mind there is no one more deserving to be named an honorary naval chaplain than someone who has answered the call to serve our nation, the call to serve the world, and the call to serve God.” “Fr. Hesburgh, I am humbled to be able to declare: you are an honorary navy chaplain.” Hesburgh said he was touched by the honor, and both he and the University would continue to cherish a connection with the U.S. Navy. “I can’t tell you how much I am touched to be honored by my Navy brothers. … The Navy is welcome at Notre Dame,” Hesburgh said. “Notre Dame is better because we’ve had the Navy here as long as we’ve had ROTC. “I can feel even closer to our Naval ROTC students now that I am an officer in the navy. I will continue to serve our navy and country in every way possible. Anchors away.” Tidd said although Hesburgh wanted to be a Navy chaplain ever since he was ordained in 1943, his path to chaplaincy was very indirect. “He took the long way around to becoming a navy chaplain,” Tidd said. Hesburgh said he was forced to set aside his desire to serve as a Navy chaplain in obedience to his vows as a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross. He instead obtained advanced degrees in and taught theology. Tidd said the inspiration to make Hesburgh’s dream come true all these years later began with Naval chaplain Fr. Bill Dorwart. Tidd said Hesburgh encouraged Dorwart, a member of Holy Cross, to become a Navy chaplain. He said it was Dorwart who then brought Hesburgh’s dream to Tidd’s attention and who suggested the possibility of making Hesburgh an honorary chaplain. Tidd said he was in favor of the idea, especially since he had met Hesburgh aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. “I thought it was a great idea. I had personally met him aboard the Theodore Roosevelt and knew about his commitment to serving our Navy and Marines,” Tidd said. “Fr. Hesburgh has had a strategic impact on our nation. He has also had a personal impact on many people, including Fr. Dorwart.” Reflecting on the ceremony, Carter said he was glad Hesburgh received the honor and that Notre Dame’s Navy ROTC battalion could benefit from Hesburgh’s example. “I thought it was a faithful tribute to a very, very deserving leader,” Carter said. “I’m honored we were able to do the presentation in front of our battalion of midshipmen, since Fr. Hesburgh’s selfless service to the nation provides them with such a shining example as they look forward to their naval careers.” Tidd said the ceremony reflected both Hesburgh’s and the University’s history with the U.S. Navy. “It was a great way to celebrate his long connection to the navy and Notre Dame’s long connection to the navy,” he said. Sophomore midshipman Sam Hyder said the ceremony seemed to bring Hesburgh’s career back to where it had begun. “I thought it was pretty full circle for Fr. Hesburgh’s career that when he started as a priest he wanted to be a chaplain and now he is one,” he said. “I thought it was impressive he was faithful to both the Navy and Holy Cross.” Sophomore midshipman Kate Privateer said she was happy to be part of a ceremony honoring Hesburgh and to know about Hesburgh’s appreciation for the organization granting him the honor. “I’m really glad I could be part of a ceremony for Fr. Hesburgh because of what he has done for our country and for our ROTC battalion,” she said. “It’s great he could be honored by an organization he cares so much about.” Junior midshipman Murphy Lester said it was overwhelming to witness the ceremony. “I think there are so few people who have done so much to shape our nation and our University,” he said. “To be able to be here for this, to say I was there when they made Fr. Hesburgh a chaplain, is unbelievable. It’s beyond words.” Contact Christian Myers at cmyers8@nd.edulast_img read more

LA Dodgers delay Alex Wood’s return

first_imgSo, Wood figures to be on the active roster Tuesday when the Dodgers host the San Francisco Giants. The injury cost him a total of 98 games and a spot in the starting rotation. “When I first was throwing in a relief role, it was my first month and a half I was in the major leagues and I’d never, ever pitched out of the bullpen,” Wood said. “I’d been a starter my whole life. It was a little more difficult to figure it out then than now.” Wood has been told he’ll be used as a left-handed specialist. His career splits (lefties have a .248 batting average against him, righties .262) make that a logical move. Still, Wood said he’ll prepare to face both left- and right-handed hitters.“In September you have 40 guys on each team and you can essentially avoid all bad matchups for the most part,” he said. “If they bring a lefty in you can pinch-hit a righty. If you bring a righty in you can pinch-hit a lefty. From that standpoint I think it’s an advantage to me that I feel comfortable facing both sides.” As for the corresponding roster move, some possibilities are more obvious than others. Veteran left-hander Scott Kazmir is on the 15-day disabled list. He’s made one minor league rehab appearance, and faced seven batters, since he last pitched for the Dodgers on Aug. 22. He was ailed by thoracic spine inflammation at first; more recently, a finger blister.Asked if Kazmir was a candidate for the 60-day DL — a procedural move that would end Kazmir’s season and open up a spot for Wood — Roberts didn’t rule it out. “There’s some things we’re trying to figure out,” Roberts said. “We just haven’t — we’re discussing them and trying to figure it out. Another day will give us more clarity.”Only one healthy 40-man roster player isn’t in Los Angeles right now: Chris Taylor. The 26-year-old shortstop batted .218 in 29 games with the Dodgers and .322 in 78 games at the Triple-A level this season. He could be designated for assignment to make room for Wood, but then the Dodgers would risk losing Taylor to another organization.Thompson’s season all but overTrayce Thompson hasn’t been told that his season is over. Yet every time the Dodges outfielder discusses his outlook with a doctor, he feels it. “They pretty much have said it without saying it, you know?” Thompson said Monday. “They talk about next year and the timetable, stuff like that. They know how bad I want to play. They know how frustrating it is to have to watch. It’s kind of looking that way.”Although Thompson hasn’t had a setback from his back injury in months, it appears he will ultimately run out of time to play for the Dodgers this season, regardless of how long their season lasts. He still hasn’t been cleared to swing a bat or run on flat ground, though he said he’ll begin playing catch Tuesday or Wednesday. Thompson hasn’t played since July 10. He was hitting .225 with 13 home runs at the time. Though the Dodgers are faced with the daunting task of trimming their active roster from 36 to 25 if they advance to the postseason, their dearth of right-handed hitting natural outfielders gave Thompson an opening. AlsoSecond baseman/outfielder Micah Johnson was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City prior to the game, giving the Dodgers 36 players on their active roster. … Right-hander Brandon McCarthy (75 pitches) and left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu (25 pitches) will throw simulated games on Tuesday. … Left-hander Brett Anderson (finger blister) is eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list and is able to start or relieve, Roberts said, but how to use him and when remains to be determined. LOS ANGELES >> The one sure thing about Alex Wood’s immediate future with the Dodgers is that it will not involve hitting.“That’s what caused all this,” Wood said. “I think my hitting days are done for.”It’s a shame, really. Wood has four hits in last 10 at-bats, including a couple RBIs. But an injury cropped up in his left elbow swinging a bat back in May and it ultimately required a debridement procedure. He hasn’t pitched since.Wood was supposed to be back Monday, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the club’s braintrust wanted another day to contemplate the corresponding roster move.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

AFCON: Best paid coach in Africa sacked

first_imgGabon sack Costa, appoint Garrido ahead of CANLibreville, Gabon | AFP | Africa Cup of Nations hosts Gabon have sacked coach Jorge Costa little more than two months before the start of the 2017 tournament, the country’s federation announced on Friday.The Fegafoot first cancelled a Costa press conference scheduled for Friday morning before announcing the departure of the 45-year-old former Portugal defender.He has been replaced on an interim basis by compatriot Jose Garrido, who had been working for the federation as a technical director and previously worked as a coach in the Middle East. He will give a press conference on Saturday morning, Fegafoot said.Garrido must then prepare for the crucial World Cup qualifier away to Mali in Bamako on November 12. Costa, who had been in the job since 2014, oversaw a 0-0 draw at home to Morocco in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in his final match in charge last month.His absence from the draw for the Cup of Nations in the capital Libreville on October 19 did not go down well in the country.Gabon will play Guinea-Bissau in the opening match of the tournament in Libreville on January 14 before also facing Burkina Faso and Cameroon in Group A.Ex-Porto stopper Costa had initially been let go at the end of June due to his “uneven” results but was then reappointed in August with the aim of getting to the final of the Cup of Nations.He was the best-paid coach in Africa with a monthly salary of 70,000 euros ($78,000)Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Lovely Locks Will Be Shaved When Home Instead Senior Care Team…

first_imgSubmitted by Shane Hedberg for Home Instead Senior CareMost of us, if not all, are willing to physically protect a child should the need arise. Our sad reality, however, is that not everything that threatens children is something that can be physically fended off. Once every three minutes, a parent is told that their child has cancer; it’s an experience that no one can imagine, and no one should have to go through. From that moment on the child is no longer a mere child, but a gladiator in a fight for their life.Childhood cancer is a tragedy for everyone it touches, and it touches more people than you might think. In spite of the horrors of the illness, however, little cancer research is geared directly with children in mind. In the face of overwhelming odds, we are lucky to have the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has pledged to help end the fight against childhood cancer by funding research not only specifically geared toward children, but also geared toward saving their lifelong health from being damaged by the treatments. And luckily for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, they have four new warriors on their side this year.At the Home Instead Senior Care office in Olympia are four women who have pledged to raise $4,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Rock, Paper, Scissors fundraiser on June 8th in Seattle. For the privilege of receiving your donations Michelle, Andrea, Carlena, and Jennifer will shave their heads. Why? Because they all agree that in the face of childhood cancer, hair is entirely meaningless.To assist with these noble ladies’ endeavor, donations can be made through this group or in person at the office located at 1217 Cooper Pt Rd. SW Ste. 8. If you have questions, you can call Jennifer at 360-570-0049 ex. 107. For updates you can visit the South Sound Home Instead Senior Care Facebook page.ABOUT THE PARTICIPATING STAFF:Carlena ElliottAge: 27I recently had a friend who’s young niece Sadie-Lynn lost her fight to a very rare form of brain cancer known as AT/RT (Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor).  I have two small children and like any parent would be devastated if a tragedy like childhood cancer presented itself to my kids. After learning about Sadie and the Sadie’s Fight Foundation I became passionate about helping to find cures for childhood cancers. St. Baldricks like Sadie’s Fight is an incredible non-profit organization and I am happy to be taking part of something so big with a team of girls so great.Jennifer McCleesAge: 28I was born and raised in Tumwater, WA.  I am married to Dave McClees and I have 3 kids: Brady (7), Aspen (5) and Porter (1).  My father is a 2-time cancer survivor and I have lost people close to me to cancer.  Having three kids of my own and having been affected by cancer, I want to do everything I can to raise awareness and help find a cure.  Shaving my head is the least I can do to help.  One of my favorite quotes: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret MeadMichelle WebbAge: 26Reason why: Why wouldn’t you commit to such a great cause? Raising funds and awareness to support childhood cancer research is a worthy reason itself, but for me personally being able to selflessly give in support of all children and their families going through such a tremendous struggle is reason enough for me.Andrea GarnerAge: 25My name is Andrea Garner and I’m married to Shane Hedberg. Our family has been affected by cancer in many different forms, all of which hold their own tragedies and stories of absolute triumph. When I was approached and asked to fund raise and shave my head in support of childhood cancer research, there was no hesitation. I’m looking forward to the journey and the eradication of these diseases. Facebook38Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

The Washington Center Welcomes Climate Change with Jim Pribbenow March 23

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsFriday, March 23, The Washington Center for The Performing Arts welcomes Climate Change to our Black Box Jazz Series. The band synthesizes the original music of four cutting edge musicians with diverse cultural and experiential influences creating evocative images while inspiring your feet to move. Climate Change features Steve Luceno, Tarik Bentlesani, and Michael Olson. Joining the band for this special evening will be award winning saxophonist Jim Pribbenow, aka King Greasy.See Jim Pribbenow live March 23 with Climate Change. Photo courtesy: The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsSteve Luceno is a highly talented multi-instrumentalist whose skills on bass and guitar show the blending of New York bebop, Cuban son traditions and contemporary popular music. His numerous CDs of original music, attest to those cultural influences. Steve is a veteran of the legendary Obrador band, Ocho Pies and he performs with many of the northwest’s finest Jazz and Blues artists.Tarik Bentlemsani is an award winning guitar wizard whose talents are in constant demand by others in the music community. Besides Climate Change, Tarik performs with The Brown Edition, Hot Cabi, Podunk Funk and vocalist Lizzy Boyer. Tarik’s original compositions set a high bar for musical integrity.Michael Olson is a master percussionist from the legendary Obrador band, Ocho Pies and numerous Jazz and folkloric ensembles. For decades he has studied in and performed the music of Cuba, Haiti and Puerto Rico in both concert and dance settings. Michael has shared the stage with Slim Gaillord, Charles Mingus, Don Cherry, Poncho Sanchez, Toney Lujan, Changuito and many others.Special guest Jim Pribbenow is one of the finest saxophonist in the northwest music scene today. Many musical styles have influenced Jim’s sound and approach to music, starting from humble beginnings playing classical recitals on clarinet, funk-based horn band music on saxophone, as well as thrash rock and roll in the early 70’s as a teenager in Tacoma, Washington. It was in these years that he picked up his moniker “King Greasy.”Climate Change: Tarik, Micheal, Dennis, Steve. Photo courtesy: The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsIn the late 70s Pribbenow moved to Portland, Oregon where he was quickly recognized as a rising star and welcomed into the local music community as a regular featured performer at local festivals and night life. In Oregon, he performed at First Jazz PDX, the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, Jazz at the Zoo and many other similar venues. During this period he also worked with Northwest musicians Mel Brown, Dave Friesen, Bert Wilson, Ted Curson, Paul Delay, and Jim Pepper.In 1983 Pribbenow headed to Nashville, Tennessee, a move that was significant in further developing his musical horizons and approach to music. During his time in Nashville, Pibbenow spent 10 years as a studio musician recording with such outstanding producers as Don Was, Billy Sherrill, Kenny Greenberg, Fred Foster, and George Massenburg.After Pribbenow’s return to the Northwest in 1993, he once again started lighting up the local music scene, catching up with old friends like Catfish Zydeco, Bill Engelhart with Little Bill and the Blue Notes, Obrador, OFJC, as well as composing for the group Low Flying Cattle and the Washington Contemporary Ballet and providing arrangements for studio sessions both at home and in LA.Jim “King Greasy” Pribbenow is perhaps best summed up by a recent article in the Oregon Music News after his performance at the Portland Jazz Festival in 2011: “Mr. Pribbenow returned to Portland to supply a mean saxophone line. He claims a sordid past in R&R bands – but clearly demonstrated his jazz chops. His solos had energy and creativity; his fills were clear and appropriate. And by god, it looked like he was enjoying the whole thing. Sometimes sax players do their thing, then sit offstage and disconnect from the band until it’s time to return to the head. Not Pribbenow, who was clearly appreciating the performances of the rest of the group.”Join Climate Change with special guest Jim Pribbenow at the Washington Center’s black box Friday, March 23. The music starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available online at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts website or through the box office at 360-753-8586.last_img read more

Citizen Historians Invited to Document This Moment in Time

first_imgShe also noted the new vocabulary circulating during the pandemic: “social distancing,” “self-quarantine,” “work from home,” and “shelter in place.” For both kids and adults, submitting drawings, journal entries and photographs is encouraged. The children’s form asks for their thoughts on schools being closed, advice for others on protecting themselves from germs and invites kids to draw a picture of the virus. Jan Connolly, a writer and market consultant, contributed to the Monmouth County Historical Association’s Remembering COVID-19 project March 17. MCHA is still seeking “citizen historians” to fill out an online questionnaire about their experiences during the pandemic. Whether we are ill ourselves, know someone who is or are simply mapping a new geography marked by empty streets, closed businesses, churches and schools, the Monmouth County Historical Association wants to know what you’re experiencing. The collection will eventually be available to the public in a digital database as part of the oral history archive that Howell and associate curator Joe Zemla are working on. She also chronicled some of the behavior changes she had observed among locals. “The child’s form is a way to get kids involved in this in a positive way,” Walton said. “It’s empowering them to keep informed.” Children who want to participate are required to have their parent’s permission via a form that parents can fill out online. Fortunately, for Connolly, she was hired by a major hospital chain a few days after submitting her responses. “As soon as this happened and it became clear that life was going to be different, that this was a historic moment, we talked about how we could collect these stories,” said Meg Walton, executive director of MCHA. By Eileen Moon “The response has been pretty good so far,” Walton said. “The responses range from, ‘I’m very lonely’ to ‘I had to close my business and now my life savings is tanking.’ Those were just in the first 24 hours,” Walton said. This article originally appeared in the April 2nd, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. To participate in the project, access the questionnaires online at monmouthhistory.org/covid19. Issuing a call for “citizen historians,” Walton and her staff developed a questionnaire for adults and another for children asking about their experiences during the pandemic. The form is posted on the association’s website. center_img Jan Connolly of Neptune City, who was working as a freelance writer and marketing consultant while hunting for a new full-time position, filled out the questionnaire March 17. COURTESY JAN CONNOLLY There were empty shelves at the Freehold Target store a few weeks ago, after shoppers stocked up on supplies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s very scary having no money coming in and watching your life savings disappear as the stock market craters,” she wrote. She also submitted a photo of empty shelves at a Target store in Freehold and wrote about her worries over finding a new job before her unemployment insurance expired and losing her life savings in the stock market slump. The MCHA is working to compile a historical record assembled in real time, from Monmouth County residents who are living through this time of worry and isolation, each in their own way. “Our goal was to begin first-person documentation as soon as possible to record the initial reactions early on,” said MCHA research librarian Dana Howell. “It will be interesting to look back on even six months from now to see if we were at all accurate.” The oral history project aims to broaden the historical association’s reach through recording the stories of minority residents of the county including African Americans and members of the LGBTQ community. Although the MCHA is closed as a result of the pandemic, the Remembering COVID-19 project is accessible on its website, where the work of history is continuing. “We don’t have a very large archival collection from 9/11, so it was really important that we do this immediately, rather than miss that opportunity, when things are fresh,” Walton said. “In the early days of the crisis, there were jokes and cavalier shrugs of indifference,” she wrote. “That was soon replaced by ‘pack mentality’ with frenzied runs on supermarkets and hoarding of disinfectants, paper products and food.” “This is the time we really collect these stories; contemporaneous collections,” Walton said. “We decided to reach out to everyone in Monmouth County and invite them to participate.” The survey asks respondents a series of questions that include how they felt when the first coronavirus case was identified in the U.S., what personal impacts they have experienced due to the pandemic and what words of wisdom they might share with someone going through a comparable crisis. Responses began coming in almost as soon as the call was posted. As we move from day to day through the long shadows cast by COVID-19, there’s no question that we are living history. last_img read more