For many students, Sunday night Mass in their dorms has become tradition. But the Howard Hall Chapel Crawl encourages students from across campus to come together in celebration of the Lenten season. Junior Sarah Scrafford, liturgical commissioner for Howard Hall, led the planning efforts for this year’s Chapel Crawl. “It’s really fun getting to meet all the different rectors and people all around campus,” she said. The 2012 Howard Hall Chapel Crawl includes 30 Masses and prayer services that will take place in chapels all over campus. The event kicked off Feb. 20 and will last until April 12. Howard held the Chapel Crawl for the first time last year, but Scrafford said this year’s Crawl is more directly connected with the Lenten season. “Last year we did it pretty much continuously Monday through Sunday, 40 days straight, [but] it didn’t coincide exactly with Lent,” Scrafford said. “We really wanted to do it as more of a Lenten devotion.” Scrafford said the event was created and spearheaded last year by former Howard Hall president, senior Mary Ellen Keneally. “She thought of it just a couple weeks before we decided to do it, so it was a little bit harder to coordinate the schedule,” Scrafford said. “[But] the first day [last year] we had the opening Mass in Howard, and there were so many people it was almost uncomfortable in the chapel.” She said attendance at the Masses this year has been strong. “I think so far there are about three or four girls last year that have made all of the Masses,” Scrafford said. “There are [usually] about 15 to 20 people that come and it’s probably a different group every night.” Scrafford said Howard decided not to hold Chapel Crawl Masses Saturdays or Sundays this year because it was difficult for the community of Howard to have some students attend dorm Mass each Sunday and some follow The Crawl. Senior Melissa Cheng attended last night’s candlelight prayer service in the Lewis Lucenarium. She said she enjoyed attending a service with students from different dorms. “I think [The Crawl] is a great idea,” Cheng said. “I think that a lot of people have wanted to go to different chapels but haven’t had the opportunity to … So I think this is a good time.” Junior Jon Schommer participated in Howard’s Chapel Crawl last year and said he plans to attend more Masses this year. “Last year [I] made it to a good number of Masses,” Schommer said. “I actually went to Lyons Mass for the first time because of the Crawl. I really liked the Lyons chapel, so since then I’ve been going to Mass there regularly on Wednesdays.” Schommer said he is especially looking forward to the Social Justice Stations of the Cross that will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday in Geddes Hall. “As with any Mass, getting to be in communion with Christ is really awesome, but doing it in a community of great people makes it all the better,” he said. “I like how they have other spiritual events as a part of The Crawl too.” Schommer added The Crawl is a great way to “center ourselves during Lent.” “Sometimes it can be hard to focus on our spiritual lives with our busy schedules, so having a community to encourage me to go to Mass or go to a prayer is really helpful for remembering what is really important,” he said. Scrafford said Howard hopes to make the Chapel Crawl a signature event that will continue to grow and expand each year. “It’s really fun seeing how different dorms involve the people in their hall and their community in different traditions,” she said.
One of the things I appreciate most about food gardening is the history, geography and culture that can be discovered through the plants we choose to cultivate. When I finished college, I spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer on the small, remote island of Ambae in Vanuatu in the South Pacific. Their staple crops — taro, yams, cassava and starchy bananas — took some getting used to for me. But their “kumala,” or sweet potato, was a welcome reminder of home.The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), which is in the morning glory family of plants, is believed to have originated in Central or South America at least 5,000 years ago. Christopher Columbus observed native peoples in Central America and the Caribbean growing the crop and enjoyed them so much that he took some back to Europe on his fourth and final voyage.The famous explorer Hernando de Soto noted Native Americans growing sweet potatoes in his records from the 1500s. Sweet potatoes were likely one of the first staples early colonists were introduced to in the Southern colonies. It is unlikely, however, that they were on the menu at Plymouth because they require a long, warm growing season that limits their growing range. The presence of sweet potatoes in the South Pacific predates my time there, with some studies indicating cultivation as early as 1200 A.D. How they arrived there is truly one of the greatest mysteries in human history. There is relative consensus among anthropologists that the migration of Austronesian peoples — which includes the three primary ethnic groups of Micronesian, Melanesian and Polynesian — happened in an eastward direction. The expert navigators used outrigger-type sailing canoes and their mastery of currents, wind patterns and the stars to travel from Taiwan and Southeast Asia through the larger islands of Indonesia and New Guinea to the remote outposts of Hawaii, New Zealand and Easter Island.If the people came from west to east, how did the sweet potato travel east to west from South America? This was what legendary Norwegian adventurer and ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl set out to prove with his Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947. Heyerdahl’s theory is that Polynesia was populated via South America. He based this theory on Incan legends merged with a Dutch explorer’s journal from the 1700s, the westward movement of the trade winds, and the presence of sweet potatoes throughout the Pacific. To prove his theory, Heyerdahl and five adventurers set off from Peru on a raft made from balsa wood and native materials and washed up on a reef in French Polynesia after 101 days and 4,300 nautical miles. Despite completing the voyage, his theory of Polynesian origin has been widely criticized and has not gained acceptance within the academic community. So the mystery of the Pacific sweet potato remains.Incan legends and Norwegian adventurers aside, sweet potatoes are an easy-to-grow addition to Georgia gardens. I was a little adventurous in the garden this year and ignored the standard varieties like ‘Beauregard’ and ‘Georgia Jet’. As reliable and tasty as those varieties are, I was looking for more color and variety. Instead I grew ‘Bonita’, which has a light tan skin and white flesh and produces high yields of medium to large roots. ‘Murasaki’ is a purple-skinned, white-flesh variety that has a distinctive nutty flavor. I found ‘Murasaki’ interesting enough but will probably need to give it another year with better growing conditions before deciding its fate in future gardens. I tried a purple-skinned and -fleshed variety but with lower yields of long narrow roots. I will probably pass on it in the future. I also tried ‘Burgundy’, which has a nice, burgundy-colored skin and deep orange flesh similar to ‘Beauregard’.Maybe your discussions over the sweet potato side dishes this holiday season will solve the mystery of how the sweet potato made it to the Pacific. To learn more about growing sweet potatoes in a home garden, see University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Circular 1014, “Home Garden Sweet Potatoes,” at www.extension.uga.edu/publications. read more
Credit unions are ready to snare a bigger piece of the business lending market–if lawmakers will provide them with the authority to serve more members, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle told the Columbus First Business Journal.Many credit unions are rapidly approaching the lending cap of 12.25% of assets, while others choose not to engage in business lending within their communities because of the cap, said Nussle, who spoke with Columbus Business First Journal while he was in town for the Ohio Credit Union League’s (OCUL) annual conference.CUNA’s research suggests that expanding the cap to 27.5% of assets could result in an additional $16 billion to small businesses in the first year, helping to create more than 150,000 new jobs.“We have members that need services and banks are not out there, not lending,” Nussle told the Columbus Business First Journal. “If politicians want the economy to grow, they need to allow everybody access to that marketplace.” continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr read more
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Pointing out “egregious offenses” of consumer trust, along with fines and settlement fees that total more than two times the size of the nation’s largest credit unions, NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger told bank lobbyists they should spend their time ensuring their industry doesn’t repeat past mistakes rather than peddling misunderstandings of the credit union industry.Berger’s comments ran in an American Banker op-ed that published Monday. He explained that bank lobbyists continue to attack the credit union industry for one specific reason: to create “less competition with credit unions and other small financial institutions.”Explaining why these attacks are ridiculous, Berger added: “JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Citigroup’s asset sizes are not only well-over 20 times that of our nation’s largest credit union, but each one of these individual banks holds more assets than the entire credit union industry combined.” read more
How long would you have to work to make as much money as Aaron Ramsey will earn in a month? Aaron Ramsey is about to become the highest paid British-born player ever (Picture: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus worth ‘just over’ £400,000-a-week, it has been reported.This four-year contract committing him to the Italian team makes him the highest paid British player of all time, based on basic salary. There is a lot of maths to be done around win bonuses and taxation,That said, he won’t even be the highest earner at Juventus. He’ll jump into second place behind Cristiano Ronaldo, who earns £500,000 a week.With weekly salaries being a bit of a mystery to most people, we did the simple calculation of what he would earn in a month and a year (taking £400,000 as the weekly figure rather than ‘just over’):AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT£1.714m-a-month£20.857m-a-yearWith that in mind, it’s not that difficult to see, despite reported approaches from Paris St-Germain and Barcelona, why Ramsey has chosen to leave the north London club for Italy.He is currently believed to earn around £100,000-a-week.To put this into context, we’ve built a calculator to show just how long it would take you to earn the same amount as Ramsey will earn in a month after he makes the move to Juventus.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 ArsenalIf you’re on the average UK salary (£27,600, ONS 2015) then it would take you around 62 years of working to earn what the star footballer will earn in that time.Here’s the calculator to work out exactly how much longer you’ll have to work than Aaron Ramsey to earn what he will earn in a single month:If that doesn’t make you feel slightly sad about your earnings then you’re earning a lot more money than we are.MORE: Aaron Ramsey sends message to Arsenal fans as midfielder confirms Juventus moveMORE: Mesut Ozil could get Unai Emery sacked, says Arsenal legend Ray Parlour Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Feb 2019 8:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link57Shares Comment Advertisement Advertisement read more
22-24 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“The outdoor waterfront terrace is where we entertain regularly and spend almost every weekend lounging around taking in the view and spending time with family and friends,” she said. “We renovated the area last year extending our roof right out to completely cover the entire terrace, which has effectively given us another fully undercover dining and lounge space.” 22-24 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters.“Realising Sanctuary Cove was a bit far away for us, we started looking to relocate back closer to the children’s schools,” she said. “Having always admired this home, we were excited when it came on the market and being able to purchase was absolutely thrilling for all of us.” The house is on a 1351sq m block and has a 12m indoor pool, marble-tiled ensuites, cinema, library games room, boathouse and 24m pontoon among its luxury features. 22-24 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters.Robert Graham of Ray White Prestige Gold Coast is marketing the property.It’s on the market at $10.95 million. 22-24 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters.The mother-of-two said the family had plenty of memories including her and Mr Burnett’s 2015 wedding on the property. “I arrived on our boat and we were married on our pontoon before partying the night away with 120 family and friends,” she said. “Life is about creating memories and we have certainly created the most special memories in this home which we will cherish forever.” 22-24 Admiralty Drive, Surfers Paradise.IT’S hard for Toni Ferguson to choose just one favourite feature in her sprawling Paradise Waters riverfront mansion.“It’s so difficult to narrow it down as each area has something special,” she said.“It is the epitome of a beautiful family home and such a liveable home.”Ms Ferguson and her husband Tony Burnett bought their five-bedroom house at 22-24 Admiralty Drive in 2011 after moving back to Paradise Waters from Sanctuary Cove. 22-24 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters.Other standout features, according to Ms Ferguson, include the central grassed area with its poinciana tree, the kitchen with its butler’s pantry and the his and her ensuites in the master bedroom. “Mine has a steam room and shower plus a bath so it’s like a little spa retreat spending time in there,” she said. read more
No further details of how the fund might be managed were included in documents published by the Treasury, nor was it clear whether it would be directed to invest in local community projects or free to invest across the UK.The UK, unlike countries such as Norway, did not establish a sovereign wealth fund to receive revenue from its sale of oil.However, the Shetland Islands in 1976 began using revenue from its oil extraction to fund a locally targeted charitable trust.The Shetland Charitable Trust now manages more than £200m, handing out grants to local projects on the Scottish island.The devolved Scottish government also proposed the launch of a Scottish sovereign fund during the 2014 independence referendum, arguing that, had such a venture been launched in 1980, the UK would be in possession of a £110bn fund. The UK is to launch a sovereign wealth fund with the receipts of shale gas revenue, the government has confirmed.First mentioned in July’s Budget, chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne confirmed its creation during the Autumn Statement, when he pledged to support the shale gas industry “by ensuring communities benefit from a shale wealth fund”.The UK Treasury also revealed that up to 10% of shale gas tax revenue would be diverted to the new sovereign wealth fund, which it said would invest in local communities “hosting shale gas developments”.It estimated the fund would be able to deploy capital of up to £1bn (€1.4bn) over the next 25 years. read more
The suspects were detained in the lockupcell of the Manapla police station, facing charges./PN Recovered from them were gambling moneyamounting to P1,060 and four game fowls. They were nabbed on Dec. 31 when policeofficers chanced upon them engaging in an illegal cockfight. Police identified them as JoemilitoBinigay; Roberto Cabrillos; Christian Alegra; Jerry Barrientos; EdgarBonite; Armando Pinion; Agustin Matulac ; and Ernie Mahinay – allresidents of the village. BACOLOD City – Eight persons were caughtengaging in illegal cockfighting in Barangay Punta Mesa, Manapla, NegrosOccidental.
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LAKE CITY, Iowa (April 16) – Another congratulatory banner will hang in the Smith Brothers’ race shop, this one belonging to Donavon.Smith won for the 100th time in his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car career Saturday at Boone Speedway. He’s the 20th driver in division history, and the fourth in his own family, to reach the 100 win mark with IMCA.“I’m glad we were able to get this done early in the season. The banner was really cool. I didn’t know a thing about it,” said Smith. “Winning 100 features isn’t the kind of goal you set when you start racing. It becomes a goal once you get close. You try to win races and track championships and it all comes together.”Saturday’s checkers were the second of 2016 for the Lake City, Iowa, driver. He’s posted double-digit wins six times since moving to the Stock Car division in 2007.Smith already had national and IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s championships, plus 81 feature wins to his credit in the Hobby Stocks, and has added 2009 and 2012 Super Nationals Stock Car titles to his resume as well.“Every win is special but there’s nothing like winning Super Nationals,” he said. “To have done it twice in a Stock Car is just amazing.”“Being one of 20 Stock Car drivers with 100 wins is sweet, too,” Smith added. “There are so many good drivers and I had to pass one of them (Kevin Opheim) at Boone to get it.”He hasn’t decided how many more seasons he wants to race a Stock Car but Smith already has a pretty good idea how he wants to end his career.“I keep saying this is my last car but then I get on a roll and decide I don’t want to quit,” he said. “What I’m planning to do is go back to a Hobby Stock and hopefully win 19 more times to make 100. Keith White and Curt Lund are the only drivers who have done that. They’d be good company.”Smith follows brothers David, Dustin and Devin into IMCA’s 100-win fraternity, David in the Stocks and Dustin and Devin both in the Hobbies. Two more brothers, Doug in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Daniel in the Hobby Stocks, complete Team Smith.Doug started the season with 81 career SportMod wins. read more