Fr. James King, C.S.C., religious superior of Holy Cross priests and brothers at Notre Dame, will begin his term as director of the Office of Campus Ministry on April 2. Appointed by Fr. Tom Doyle, C.S.C., vice president of student affairs, King will replace Interim Director Fr. Joseph Carey, C.S.C., who has served in the position since July 2010. King said he is a three-time Notre Dame graduate, having earned an undergraduate degree, a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Nonprofit Administration from the University. After graduation, he said he chose to stay and serve the Notre Dame community. “I’ve spent 21 years living in residence halls after graduating since entering [the Congregation of] Holy Cross,” King said. “I was the rector at Sorin College from 2003 to 2010 and vocation director for Holy Cross from 1997 to 2005. I’ve taught business ethics, first year seminars, and pastoral practice and ethics for the [Masters of Divinity] program.” Doyle said King’s “strong vision and broad worldview” will serve him well as director of Campus Ministry. “The University community is lucky to have the pastoral leadership of Fr. Jim King,” he said. “As an administrator, Fr. Jim has served and earned the respect of his fellow priests and brothers on campus.” Carey said the director’s duties include organizing campus-wide events and supervising Campus Ministry and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. “It’s the director’s responsibility to respond to the needs of the Notre Dame community, sacramental preparation, retreats, faith sharing, and overseeing all that goes on in the Basilica,” Carey said. “Also, he takes care of things like the memorial Masses we’ve had for students who have died and the September 11 anniversary Mass this fall. Things just happen, and then he responds to them.” Carey said his experience as interim director was “a joy of his life.” “I’ve been at Notre Dame for a long time, and working in Campus Ministry confirmed what I believe – that the students, faculty, and staff at Notre Dame are among the finest people any of us will ever meet,” Carey said. Carey said he is confident King will positively affect Campus Ministry. “I hope that through his leadership, he will continue to inspire the wonderful staff of Campus Ministry and continue to make God known, loved and served,” Carey said. Doyle expressed similar confidence in King. “His gifted mind and generous heart will bless students, faculty and staff at the University of Notre Dame,” he said. King expressed his excitement to begin working as director. “Campus Ministry fulfills a vital role in the spiritual and liturgical life of Notre Dame that helps to define it as a place where the Holy Cross charisma of living and working among students is at the core of its mission,” King said. “I am excited and blessed to have the chance to work with such great people dedicated to furthering that mission and growing together in faith.”
The Fulcrum family is expecting a couple new additions in 2012, big Mama Fulcrum is pregnant with quadruplets (dang fertility drugs!). Not big on surprises, the Fulcrums have peaked at the results of the ultrasound, and it looks like they are going to have a Racing Speed XLR 80, a Dark Label version of the Racing Speed 50mm, a Dark Label Version of the Racing Speed XLR, and, last but not least, a Dark Label version of the Racing Speed XLR 80mm.There are already too many Fulcrum children to swing a dead possum at, but there’s never been a Fulcrum child that looked anything like the high profile Racing Speed XLR 80 or its fraternal twin, the Racing Speed XLR 80 in Dark Label version. The XLR 80 was born with a couple genetic mutations that set it apart from its brethren — it’s a high profile yet easy to handle wheel that better penetrates the air, and at the same time guarantees acceleration and maneuverability, even with a side wind.Although some children’s rights activists take issue with The Fulcrum’s penchant for running their children through rigorous and sometimes abusive testing, the rest of us will be reassured by the knowledge that The Fulcrum’s tested their new 80mm carbon rim-having child first in the wind tunnel and then on the road. (Don’t worry, his face won’t stay that way.) Turns out the little tyke is gifted, its got an optimum level of aerodynamic penetration, but can still handle, steer, and react well.The XLR 80 brothers have an edge over some of the other Fulcrum kids — they have carbon hubs and oversize aluminum flanges. Like some of their siblings, they joined a CULT from birth. Or rather, they have bearings with CULT technology, which allows for adjustment to the cone/cap system. One trait that all the Fulcrum brood share is the spoke anti-rotation system that assures that their spokes remain in an aerodynamic position.Photo of the XLR 80 Dark Label after the break.
IAM Cycling is a Swiss registered professional cycling team founded in 2012, with its first racing season completed in 2013. That year saw them gain wild card entries to races like Paris Nice. In 2014, the team grew further with signings of big name riders such as Sylvain Chavanel and Jérôme Pineau, bolstered by wild card entries to the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana.Scott has supplied bicycles to the team since its inception. Founded in 1958 by Ed Scott, inventor of the world’s first tapered aluminum ski pole, the company has come a long way since those early days. Scott’s bicycle division is best known for its 1989 invention, the Scott aero bar, helping Greg Lemond to overall victory at the 1989 Tour de France by a scant margin over Laurent Fignon. Scott’s latest innovation is the 2016 Foil, designed to be more aerodynamic and comfortable than previous editions, yet retain lateral stiffness that the Foil is known for. Aleksejs Saramotins pilots this particular Foil, and is the current Latvian National Road Race Champion. Incidentally, he has won that title six times, and represented Latvia at the Olympic Games and World Championships. More about Aleksejs’ bike…With Shimano supplying the lion’s share of drivetrains to professional cycling teams in the 2016 season, it is no surprise to see IAM Cycling toting the company’s premium offering, the 11-speed Dura-Ace Di2 electronic drivetrain.CyclingCeramic, a fairly unknown component manufacturer, supplies ceramic bearings to the team in the form of bottom brackets and rear derailleur pulley wheels. With IAM Cycling’s roots, it is only natural for Swiss-based wheel manufacturer, DT Swiss, to supply the team’s wheelsets. At the 2016 Tour Down Under, many of the team’s riders chose the RC 55 Spline T Tubular wheelset.Touted as a wheelset for flat or mixed terrain riding, the RC 55 T features bladed, straight-pull spokes, DT Spline ratchet hub and a claimed manufacturer’s weight of 1405 grams for both wheels.A DT RWS skewer in anodized red keeps the RC 55 T front wheel safely attached to the Foil’s fork.IAM Cycling joins the throng of teams supplied by Continental Tires, with the flagship edition, PRO LTD version of the Competition tire provided to the team.While the Scott Foil is offered with a Syncros fully integrated stem and handlebar solution, Aleksejs chooses regular non-aero handlebars to compliment his Syncros Aero RR 1.0 stem. Being an aero bike, Scott’s Foil is among those that position the rear brake below and behind the bottom bracket.While the aerodynamic benefits of a re-positioned rear brake are questionable to some, it does make for an aesthetically cleaner rear triangle when viewed from the side or behind. Companies like Scott also claim that the location of the brake on the chain stays allows for a more supple carbon layup to be used on the seat stays.Below, the rear brake cable exits towards the bottom of the downtube, curving beneath the bottom bracket shell.Scott choose the direct mount interface for mounting Shimano’s Dura-Ace front brake. German company SRM supplies power measuring equipment to the team. For Aleksejs, he utilizes the now superseded PC7 head unit in conjunction with SRM’s integrated Shimano Dura-Ace crank solution. Aleksejs Saramotins sits atop a Syncros FL 1.0 saddle, mounted to the company namesake single-bolt seatpost. Elite’s popular Cannibal carbon bottle cage, painted in team colors, keep water bottles nice and secure.Aleksejs Saramotins didn’t set any records at the 2016 Tour Down Under, with a best stage finish of 16th on Stage 1, and 110th place overall, 33:37 down on 2016 Tour Down Under winner, Simon Gerrans. However, with the Tour Down Under being a season-opening race for many of the European-based pros, one can expect much more from Aleksejs and IAM Cycling during the 2016 season.Photos and article by Gravel Cyclist.Jayson O’Mahoney is the Gravel Cyclist: A website about the Gravel Cycling Experience.IAM Cycling Like other team bikes spotted, IAM Cycling’s mechanics stick with the external Di2 junction A box, and use heat shrink tubing to guide the wiring along the rear brake housing until it enters the frame at the top of the downtube. Simplicity and accessibility are key to keeping mechanics happy when they are on the road.
Senator Patrick Leahy has joined in offering new legislation to breathe new life into homes and businesses made vacant by foreclosures. Leahy is an original cosponsor of the Project Rebuild Act, introduced in the Senate this week by Rhode Island Democrat Senator Jack Reed.Leahy said, ‘Vacant homes and businesses are a drag on entire neighborhoods and communities. Abandoned buildings are a foot on the brake pedal, depressing home and commercial property values and slowing the economic recovery. Getting these vacant buildings back into productive use is one of the keys to rejuvenating our economy. These investments would turn the liabilities of abandoned buildings into assets for their communities, helping our housing market to rebound from the slump and driving job creation and economic development.’ Leahy also worked to include provisions in the legislation to allow the investments to be used to rebuild homes damaged or destroyed during a federally declared disaster such as Hurricane Irene. A targeted effort to help revitalize both residential and commercial buildings that have been abandoned through foreclosure, the new bill would provide $15 billion in pinpoint assistance to renovate vacant homes and businesses. Modeled on the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) successful Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), the bill would direct about $10 billion to states, cities and nonprofit organizations through a similar funding formula. Another $5 billion would be distributed through new competitive grants. Project Rebuild has been hailed as the next generation of the NSP, broadening the definition of eligible uses for federal dollars under the law for commercial projects and establishing a $20 million baseline of funding for each state. This all-state minimum ‘ an approach that Leahy has included in a wide range of other federal programs — would ensure that small states like Vermont receive a fair share of the $10 billion in funding under the general grant program. Additional funds will be targeted to areas with home foreclosures, homes in default or delinquency and other factors determined by HUD, such as unemployment, commercial foreclosures and other economic conditions. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) welcomes this new congressional effort by Congress to bolster communities through increased renovation and renewal efforts. HUD officials estimate that Project Rebuild would create more than 190,000 jobs and would be used to renovate 150,000 properties nationwide.Office of Senator Patrick Leachy. 3.7.2012.
WMU-Cooley students donate a truck full of food WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL Professor Stevie Swanson and WMU-Cooley students recently donated a truck full of food and supplies to the food pantry at the Lord’s Lighthouse Ministry in Wimauma. The ministry serves local migrant workers and their families and helps meet their basic dietary needs. Swanson and two students, C. Gable Yerrid and Joseph Cline, delivered the donations July 20. Following their trip to the pantry, the group traveled to a migrant camp to distribute food baskets to families. From the left are Yerrid, Swanson, and Cline. September 1, 2016 Regular News
USA Today:Shedding some light on why stress might be bad for you, a new study finds that parts of your immune system ramp up when you get into personal conflicts with others.It’s not clear how this effect of stress may make you sick, but the activated parts of the immune system — which cause inflammation in the body — have been linked to conditions such as diabetes and cancer.“The message is that the flotsam and jetsam of life predict changes in your underlying biology in ways that cumulatively could have a bad effect on health,” said study co-author Shelley Taylor, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. “What this tells me is that people should be investing in socially supportive relationships, and they should not court relationships that lead to a great deal of conflict.”Read the full story: USA Today More of our Members in the Media >
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WinGD, a joint venture between Finnish marine engine builder Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation, has been chosen to provide the engine for the first in a series of 20,600 TEU container ships being built for the French container line CMA CGM.The mega vessel will be powered by the Wärtsilä X92, low-speed, 2-stroke engine.The Wärtsilä X92 engine chosen to power this huge vessel is the largest of Wärtsilä’s Generation X series of engines. It has a power range from 24,420 to 73,560 kW at 70 to 80 rpm.CMA CGM recently placed an order for three of these giants at Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) in Subic Bay, Philippines.“The Wärtsilä X92 engine has been designed to provide exceptional reliability, the lowest operating costs and minimal exhaust emissions, all of which are essential in today’s operating environment,” said Martin Wernli, CEO of WinGD.”As container vessels are getting ever bigger in order to achieve economies of scale, it is essential that the engines and propulsion equipment are developed accordingly so as to achieve the efficiencies needed. Our successful 2-stroke Generation X engines are evidence of our proven competence and technological leadership and, as a result, we are playing an important role in the large and ultra large container vessel segment.” WinGD took over Wärtsilä’s 2-stroke engine business in January 2015, and is owned 70 per cent by CSSC and 30 per cent by Wärtsilä.
Frank Verhoeven will be the chairman of the Board of Directors. Verhoeven joined Boskalis in 1976 and is at present also member of the Boskalis Group Board of directors.Loek Kullberg will be managing director Harbour Towage & Terminals. He joined SMIT in September 2004.Gerard Keser becomes managing director Salvage, Transport & Heavy Lift. Keser joined SMIT in May 2002 and was recently appointed Director Transport & Heavy Lift.Harry Hillhorst has joined the Board as director Finance. He joined SMIT in September 2001 and has held various finance positions within the company.With the establishment of this new board of directors, Ben Vree will step down as SMIT CEO and will hand over all managerial and operational tasks to the newly formed Board of Directors, Vree will continue to be involved with the Boskalis-SMIT integration process until the end of the year. He will furthermore focus on the relationships with joint venture partners and the handover of his tasks and current projects.
Azme Hendricks, a community work programme member, who works as a safety officer at Phoenix High School in Manenberg, is taking six pupils from the school on an excursion to Goudini Spa from Friday February 17 to Sunday February 19. The outing is sponsored by Voice of the Cape radio station, after the group of boys were crowned winners of the stations Mini Olympics. From back, left, are, Ameer Paulsen, Washiela Goodwin, Azme Hendricks and Thaakir Karriem. From front, left, are, Jininho Solomons, Chad Johnson, Sabri Moosa and Masood Adams. ■ Azme Hendricks, a community work programme member, who works as a safety officer at Phoenix High School in Manenberg, is taking six pupils from the school on an excursion to Goudini Spa from Friday February 17 to Sunday February 19. The outing is sponsored by Voice of the Cape radio station, after the group of boys were crowned winners of the station’s “Mini Olympics”. From back, left, are, Ameer Paulsen, Washiela Goodwin, Azme Hendricks and Thaakir Karriem. From front, left, are, Jininho Solomons, Chad Johnson, Sabri Moosa and Masood Adams.