Campus Ministry expands Need to Talk program

first_imgDuring Lent last year, Campus Ministry expanded its Need to Talk program to give students the opportunity to simply come chat with someone or seek advice during a wider range of hours. After the program’s success last year, Campus Ministry decided to permanently expand its hours to 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday through Thursday. Sessions take place in 113 Coleman-Morse Center.Mike Urbaniak, the assistant director of pastoral care for Campus Ministry, said in an email that the mission of the program is simple.“[W]e’re just here to listen and to help folks on their journey, and at times refer them to other trusted resources on campus,” he said.Though the program is housed under Campus Ministry, Urbaniak said the program is meant to offer students a chance to talk about more than just faith.“The Need to Talk ministry makes a member of our Campus Ministry staff available for anyone in need of spiritual guidance, a listening ear or conversation partner about any topic on a student’s mind or heart,” he said. “ … Obviously being a Campus Ministry offering, we are very comfortable talking about faith, but we really find this is a ministry that is accessible and has been taken advantage of by people regardless of their experience of faith or what their faith background is.”Urbaniak said the program was originally started during Lent last year to help students develop a deeper relationship with God during the liturgical season or to discuss issues they may not have been talking about. After seeing over one person every night, Urbaniak said Campus Ministry decided to expand the program.“[M]any of the folks we encountered were people who had no connection to Campus Ministry programming, but just needed some help or wanted some guidance,” he said. “We wanted to continue to be present to our campus in this way.”One of the best aspects of the program, Urbaniak said, is what one student called its “radical availability.”“While it’s somewhat unfortunate that this is not always the norm in our all-too-busy culture, I think it’s important for our students to know that there are places they can turn when they just need someone and can slow down and really talk about anything,” he said. “From how the day is going, to questions about prayer or doubts in faith, to challenging personal and family situations. This is a safe space for students where our presence with them can remind them that they are loved and valued.”Urbaniak said students also have given the program positive feedback. Every night he has served, Urbaniak said someone visited just to say that it is comforting that such a program is being offered, even if they do not need it at the moment.“People seem to appreciate the offer of simply being present for them and creating a safe space to be themselves,” he said.Tags: Campus Ministry, need to talklast_img read more

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From Apple Pay to Zelle: 7 trends shaking up the future of payments

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Here’s everything you need to know about payments in the year to come — from digital wallets and mobile P2P to Venmo, Zelle, and Apple Pay.Few industries have been rocked by digital disruption as much as banking. This is particularly evident in the payments space, where dominant incumbents must contend with a dizzying onslaught of challenges.According to a report from Accenture, new payment solutions from digital competitors, fintechs and challenger banks are now “threatening the very existence of traditional players.”And despite the plethora of options consumers have today, they consciously think about payments less than they have in the past. As Accenture explains, payments in the digital age are quickly becoming “invisible.” For example, Accenture cites voice-enabled solutions powered by natural language processing as an emerging trend that could not only upend traditional physical payments but even newer mobile payment tools. Given the popularity of Alexa and its ilk, that’s not at all far-fetched.last_img read more

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H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Public concern over vaccine, effective Chinese vaccine, Tamiflu resistance in Taiwan, vaccine option in Canada

first_imgOctober 22, 2009Poll shows growing flu concern, uncertainty about vaccineAmericans are more concerned about pandemic H1N1 flu than they were a couple of months ago, with about 52% saying they are greatly or somewhat worried, according to the latest Washington Post–ABC poll. The number is up 13 percentage points from August. However, only about a third say they’ll get the vaccine, though half said they’ll have their kids vaccinated. Those saying they’ll pass on the vaccine listed side-effect worries and perceived lack of testing as influencing their decision.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/polls/postpoll_101909.htmlOct 15-18 Washington Post–ABC News PollSingle dose of Chinese H1N1 vaccine found effectiveIn a clinical trial, a single 15-microgram dose of a nonadjuvanted H1N1 vaccine recently licensed in China was found to induce a probably protective immune response in volunteers between the ages of 12 and 60, according to an report published yesterday by the New England Journal of Medicine. Lesser immune responses were seen with a single dose in younger and older people. The vaccine is made by Hualan Biological Bacterin Co.http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/NEJMoa0908535Oct 21 NEJM reportCanada’s pandemic vaccine campaign will have an unadjuvanted optionCanada has purchased 1.8 million doses of unadjuvanted pandemic H1N1 vaccine to use in the youngest children as well as pregnant women and others who might want an alternative to the adjuvanted version, the Canadian Press reported yesterday. Canada’s adjuvanted vaccine was approved on Oct 16. Officials predict that the unadjuvanted vaccine will be cleared in early November, but they don’t want people to wait for it even though experts say it may produce a more robust response in children under age 3.Doctors report rhabdomyolysis in pandemic flu patientAustralian physicians have documented a rare complication in a patient with pandemic H1N1 flu, myositis, and rhabdomyolysis. They reported their findings in an early online edition of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. According to a news report today about the study, the 16-year-old boy experienced intense muscle pain and nearly black urine 3 days after his flu symptoms began in June when the first wave of the pandemic hit Australia. He recovered after 8 days in the hospital.http://journals.lww.com/pidj/Abstract/publishahead/Melting_Muscles__Novel_H1N1_Influenza_A_Associated.99512.aspxOct 16 PIDJ abstractTamiflu treatment spawned resistance in Taiwan H1N1 caseTaiwan reported this week that the pandemic H1N1 virus became resistant to oseltamivir (Tamiflu) after a patient was treated with the drug. Oseltamivir-sensitive H1N1 was isolated from a 20-year-old man before treatment, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control said. Three days later, after treatment began, an isolate from the man showed the resistance mutation. The man recovered, and there was no evidence that the virus spread to others. His case marked Taiwan’s first report of H1N1 resistance to the agent.http://www.cdc.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=26002&ctNode=960&mp=5Oct 20 Taiwan CDC reportFlu control measures seem to reduce other diseases in BoliviaHealth officials in Bolivia say a massive campaign to promote handwashing to prevent H1N1 flu seems to have reduced the spread of other common diseases, according to a Time magazine report. Dr. Rene Lenis, Bolivia’s director of epidemiology, reported a 10% to 15% drop in incidence of acute diarrheal diseases in all age-groups this year compared with last year. Public health agencies began promoting handwashing when the virus emerged in April.http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1931223,00.html?xid=rss-topstoriesOct 22 Time reportEgyptian capital cuts class sizes to curb flu spreadEgypt’s health and education ministries have ordered schools in Cairo to halve class sizes to slow the spread of the pandemic virus, IRIN News, a United Nations publication, reported today. Children will attend school on 3 alternate days instead of 6 double-shift days, a variation on a long-standing system to reduce crowding. The World Health Organization has said school closures can be disruptive and has recommended that schools take other preventive measures, such as easing crowding.http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=86695Oct 22 IRIN storylast_img read more

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Act Party leader David Seymour says he may change euthanasia law which punishes reluctant doctors

first_imgNZ Herald 19 June 2018Family First Comment: How generous. But the REAL question is – why do so many medical professionals want NOTHING to do with euthanasia / assisted suicide? www.rejectassistedsuicide.nzAct Party leader David Seymour says he may change his euthanasia bill to allow doctors to completely remove themselves from any role in assisted dying.The End of Life Choice Bill, which is before Parliament, allows doctors to decline a patient’s request for assisted dying, but it requires them to refer the patient on to another doctor who is willing to participate in euthanasia.A doctor who fails to do so would commit an offence punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 or three months’ jail.This has upset advocacy groups, who say that it undermines a doctor’s ability to make a conscientious objection to euthanasia.“By referring a patient, a medical practitioner may feel complicit in an act to which they are strongly ethically opposed,” said Royal NZ College of General Practitioners president Tim Malloy.The penalties appeared to be a coercive way of getting doctors to be involved in assisted dying, he said.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12073065Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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S. Africa: Thousands in Johannesburg March Against Xenophobia

first_imgThousands in South Africa march against corruption Over 30,000 Expected at Johannesburg’s March Against Xenophobia Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Johannesburg to tell the country and the world that they were against the xenophobic attacks that have occurred in South Africa. CCTV’s Angelo Coppola reports. Related Thousands in Durban rally against Xenophobialast_img

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Bobby Brown denies he wants to remove his daughter from life…

first_imgBobby Kristina and her father Bobby Brown Bobby Brown has denied rumours that he’s going to take Bobbi Kristina Brown off life support, this is according to Mail online.The 46-year-old musician has been rumoured to be removing his 22-year-old daughter – who he fathered with his late ex-wife Whitney Houston – from the machine.Several websites claimed that Bobby Christina’s father planned to remove his daughter from life support.The reports came nearly four months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31. The family received hundreds of supportive messages on social media.On January 31st Bobby Kristina she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her home in Georgia.However, Bobby will ‘never’ take her off life support, and feels like ‘people are just waiting for his daughter to die’.A source close to the Brown family said: ‘It’s background noise. Bobby hears these reports, and it’s annoying to him. He hates that people are just waiting for his daughter to die.’Bobbi Kristina’s condition has remained unchanged since she was transported to a rehab facility in March, and, while Bobbi’s grandmother Cissy Houston has publicly said that there is little hope of recovery, the Brown family says they’re unwilling to give up on her.Speaking to People, the source added: ‘Let me tell you this now. Don’t believe any reports that Bobby is going to take her off life support.last_img read more

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Results of games played in the LIME National Basketball League for Thursday, July 14th

first_img 26 Views   no discussions The following are the results of games played in the LIME National Basketball League for Thursday, July 14th1st Game,Kubuli / Vitamalt 1st Division:T F Grandfond Balltricks vs Massacre BlackhawksBlackhawks – 56 pts – Balltricks – 51ptsThe top scorers for Blackhawks – Ryan Jeremy – 22pts and Wakami Fabien – 12 ptsThe top Scorers for Balltricks – Kurtney Cuffy – 12 pts and Alister Browne – 11 pts Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 2nd Game,Kubuli / Vitamalt 1st DivisionPichelin Pistons vs Ian Douglas PatriotsPistons – 99 pts – Patriots – 88ptsThe top scorers for Pistons – Yannick Registe – 37 pts, Khalil Thomas – 14 pts and Hilroy Lewis – 13ptsThe top scorers for Patriots – Marlon Hillaire – 42 pts, Bertist Jeffers – 17 pts and Regilio Cisse – 14 ptsDominica Basketball Association NewsSports Results of games played in the LIME National Basketball League for Thursday, July 14th by: – July 15, 2011 Share Sharelast_img read more

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Robert William Tekulve

first_imgRobert William Tekulve, age 68, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, formerly of Batesville, IN, died April 30, 2020 at his home. Born November 28, 1951, in Batesville, IN, he was the son of Robert A. and Edna M. Tekulve. He is survived by his sister Beverly (Ken) Wehr, and brothers Steve (Carol) Spencer, John (Kathy) Tekulve, William (Helen) Tekulve, and sister-in-law Susan Tekulve; also 13 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother James Tekulve. He grew up in Batesville and was a 1969 graduate of BHS.  he was a professional drywaller, and an avid sports and Denver Broncos fan. He lived his dream hunting in the mountains of Colorado, Idaho, and the Canadian and Alaskan Yukon. He was recognized in Boone & Crockett’s and Sierra Club for his world-class trophy elk, antelope, caribou, and Dall sheep, and for outstanding wildlife conservation. He was of the Catholic faith. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.last_img read more

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Stoke strike lucky to take a point

first_img Chester was not so lucky next time, when Livermore’s underhit back pass invited Glenn Whelan to charge at goal. All the momentum lay with the Irishman, who was left in a heap by an outstretched leg that had denied a clear scoring chance. Referee Jonathan Moss did not hesitate to produce the red card, leaving the hosts with a mountain to climb. The tactical reshuffle was relatively simple, Ahmed Elmohamady and Robertson swapping wing-back to full-back and Tom Ince dropping deeper into midfield. It was a system Stoke struggled to pick holes in despite their advantage. There were half-chances – an Odemwingie dribble into the area, Erik Pieters’ wayward drive – but the hosts were holding up well. Hughes responded by sending on summer signing Bojan Krkic four minutes before half-time, with Whelan sacrificed, but he was unimpressive in Hull’s opener just seconds later. Lacking the bite that Whelan would have offered, he allowed Tom Huddlestone to breeze past him and unleash a low shot that Asmir Begovic could only palm back out. Jelavic anticipated well, beat Marc Wilson to the ball and hooked home from a tight angle. It was the least Hull’s battling response deserved and it was the hosts who ended the half pressing for a second as Stoke lost all semblance of calm. Hughes’ half-time words seemed to have some effect, though, with his side much improved after the break. McGregor was called on twice in as many minutes, saving low from Shawcross following a free-kick routine then diving in front of Diouf to smother a cross. The respective managers quickly re-drew the battle lines, Hughes sending Peter Crouch on as a second striker and Steve Bruce replacing Ince with another defender in Liam Rosenior. Stoke had their best chance yet when Bojan’s deft pass played in Crouch after 64 minutes but a clumsy touch allowed McShane to make a covering challenge. The ball looped invitingly for Diouf but his cushioned header landed a yard wide. Stoke’s final substitute, Charlie Adam, was into the game immediately, firing a 25-yarder that McGregor flicked over the crossbar. The game was gradually building towards Stoke’s response but Hull did not seem liable to crack. It took a wrongly-awarded throw-in and an unusal bounce of the ball to breach them, Bardsley hitting Bojan’s cross into the ground and watching it rear up and bounce off the frame of the goal. McGregor, briefly disorientated, allowed it to come back off him instead of gathering it and Shawcross did just enough – his effort confirmed by goal-line technology. There would no winner but Hull, ever game for the fight, ended the game bravely seeking one. Stoke salvaged a controversial late point against 10-man Hull after captain Ryan Shawcross bundled home from point-blank range seven minutes from time. The Tigers had James Chester sent off after only 14 minutes but appeared on course to claim an unlikely win after Nikica Jelavic’s instinctive finish gave them the lead shortly before half-time. Indeed, for much of the 76 minutes they played with a man disadvantage but they were the better side, out-passing, out-chasing and outworking a Potters team that lacked direction. However, Stoke rescued a result, and a first point of the season, when Phil Bardsley’s angled shot ricocheted off the inside of the post and against goalkeeper Allan McGregor and was nudged over the line by the waiting Shawcross. Hull were left to fume with the goal coming from a Stoke throw-in which should have gone the home side’s way. A point was arguably more than Mark Hughes’ side deserved for such a listless showing but Hull must surely have feared worse when they were asked to play the majority of the game at a numerical disadvantage. Hull were eager to assert themselves in the opening minutes, looking to get on the front foot and attempting to target Bardsley at right-back. Andrew Robertson was the chosen outlet and he began to find his range with a couple of teasing crosses from the left. Yet despite Hull’s positive start, exemplified by the busy Stephen Quinn, Stoke were threatening on the break. Their first warning came after only three minutes when Peter Odemwingie played in Mame Diouf. He shook off Chester to leave himself clean through but was judged to have fouled the defender in the process. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Other Sports CCI Billiards: Kothari, Parikh storm into final

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Mumbai: Sourav Kothari of ONGC and Siddharth Parikh of Railways produced impressive performances on Saturday as they blew away their respective semi-final opponents to storm into the final of the Rs 3.8 lakh prize-money CCI Billiards Classic 2018.The tournament has been organised by the Cricket Club of India (CCI) in Mumbai.In a 150-minute semi-final encounter, the Kolkata-based Kothari, a former Asian Billiards champion, showed good break-building abilities and started with a bang amassing a 211 break, his third double century effort in the competition, to brush aside the lukewarm challenge from seasoned pro and compatriot Alok Kumar, marching to a 652-231 victory.Also Read | India U-16 football team to play Turkey, Oman in Istanbul cup Besides the mammoth break, Kothari had a century run of 130 and two breaks of 74 and 63 wrap up the match.Alok Kumar, who was unable to offer much of a fight, could only manage a half century break of 52.On a side table, Parikh picked up steam from the start to send his Railways teammate Ashok Shandilya crashing out in the penultimate round.The lanky Parikh potted consistently and constructed two century breaks — 115 and 198 and over half a dozen half centuries as he waltzed to a 991-424 victory without much ado.Earlier, Dhvaj Haria of IOC who had made a magnificent 288 break in the round of 16, could not continue with the same form and suffered a defeat at the hands of ONGCs Alok Kumar in a quarter-final match.Read More | Third Test in Nottingham, India struggle after good start from openers Results: semi-finals:Sourav Kothari (ONGC) beat Alok Kumar (ONGC) 652 (211, 74, 130, 63)-231(52); Siddharth Parikh (Rlys) beat Ashok Shandilya (Rlys) 991 (90, 66, 115, 83, 198, 52, 70, 63, 55)-424 (53, 55, 65).Results: quarter-finals: Sourav Kothari (ONGC) beat Rohan Jambusaria (Mah) 733 (82, 100, 108, 84, 132, 114)-439.Alok Kumar (ONGC) beat Dhvaj Haria (ONGC) 636 (138, 64, 62)-560 (153, 178, 78); Ashok Shandilya (Rlys) beat K Venkatesh (Rlys) 759 (89, 56, 91, 54, 123)-409 (56); Siddharth Parikh (Rlys) beat S. Shrikrishna (BPCL) 704 (51, 158, 53)-597 (50, 51, 79). last_img read more

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