first_imgMembers of the Notre Dame community questioned what it takes to become a community of healing for victims of assault during “A Time to Heal” dinner Thursday. Paul Kollman, the acting executive director of the Center for Social Concerns, said the healing process is messy, unpredictable and rarely linear.  He said four simple terms can describe the healing process: surviving, remembering, voicing and waiting. Kollman said surviving was not something to be taken for granted because to survive a trauma like sexual assault is to be violated at the very core. He said it is often the end of the world that existed before the assault. “Sometimes surviving can be self-administered, sometimes not,” Kollman said. “What is supposed to have been the most loving, free and intimate of physical interaction becomes abusive, violent and un-free.” However, Kollman said the work of a healing community cannot focus on just surviving. Instead, the community must consider the process of remembering. “Of course being a healing community means moving beyond surviving and to remembering,” Kollman said. He said this remembering is part of why surviving a sexual trauma is never really over. The memories are always there, just under the surface, Kollman said. “Memory is an ongoing editorial process, by which we bring aspects of our past into our present awareness,” he said. “It seems common that people who undergo sexual violence have involuntary moments of remembering what happened to them, so the ghost structures of previous damage haunts the imagination.” While Kollman stressed that remembering is an important part of the healing process, as well is voicing what happened. “Healing almost invariably involves voicing, or telling what one has undergone,” he said. This process usually begins with the survivor as the first audience, through journaling or self-reflection, Kollman said. The second audience may be a peer or counselor. “We need peers, who by the grace of God had gifts for such welcoming listening,” he said. “Learning to be people … of a helpful sort, patient [and] non-judgmental …  learning to be those kinds of people is the work of a lifetime.” Lastly, Kollman discussed waiting and how healing takes time. “As communities composed of people who have suffered sexual violence, we need to learn to be patient with those whose healing is underway, but not as instant as we in our temptation might want.” Dr. Rita Donley, the associate director of the University Counseling Center, said trust is also a major component of a healing community. “[In a healing community], believe what you hear,” she said. “We don’t want to believe this could happen to us, our roommates, our siblings, our friends. [Instead], we engage in blaming the victim, because we want to push that pain away.” Donley said often times victims themselves push their pain away by concealing their experience. “Often, people don’t come forward right away and they try their best to just shove it away and go back to being a student, athlete, anything they can to just shove it away,” she said. Yet the victim continues to question the experience with five questions. “What happened to me? How did this happen to me? Why did this happen to me? Why did I act the way I did and how will I act the next time I feel the way I feel?” she said. Sometimes victims enter into a state of self-blame, she said. “There is a reason people engage in self-blame,” she said. “When you are the victim of trauma, it is the ultimate experience of being out of control.” Donley said to become a true community of healing, members must suspend judgment by not labeling survivors of sexual trauma, being patient and being there to witness their support. She also said instead of addressing self-destructive behavior as bad, students should express concern for their friend and reaffirm that they stand behind them in their struggles. “I have been privileged as a psychologist to be at the beginning of a patient’s journey and many steps along the way,” she said. “While I see pain, I see amazing resilience, strength, courage, beyond anything I have ever seen.”last_img read more

first_img Jessica Hecht The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of King Lear opens officially at the Delacorte Theater on August 5. The outdoor mounting of the Bard’s tragedy, directed by Daniel Sullivan, stars Tony winner and Oscar nominee John Lithgow, Tony and Oscar nominee Annette Bening, Tony nominee Jessica Hecht and Jessica Collins. To commemorate the big night, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this sketch of the cast in action. John Lithgow Broadway.com wishes the cast of King Lear a happy opening! View Comments In addition to Lithgow as Lear, Bening as Goneril, Hecht as Regan and Collins as Cordelia, the portrait features Eric Sheffer Stevens as Edmund, Clarke Peters as Gloucester, Chukwudi Iwuji as Edgar, Jay O. Sanders as Kent, Steven Boyer as Fool, Christopher Innvar as Albany and Glenn Fleshler as Cornwall. King Lear Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 17, 2014 Star Files Related Shows About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.last_img read more

first_imgIbex Outdoor Clothing, innovators of year-round merino wool apparel and accessories for men and women, today announced that it opened its first brick and mortar store in the Back Bay area of Boston. The new 1,000 square foot store, which opened on historical Newbury Street, gives Bostonians and visitors the opportunity to fully experience the unique, fun-loving culture of the leading wool apparel brand designed to meet the needs of the everyday adventurer.‘Opening our first retail store and allowing customers to touch and feel our products while engaging with our people is a milestone for Ibex. We aim to educate people that wool is the very best textile for those who live an active lifestyle, due to its superior natural performance properties to regulate body temperature and resist odor,’ said John Fernsell, founder and CEO of Ibex Outdoor Clothing. ‘Introducing a store in Boston was a natural evolution for Ibex as we continue to expand our presence. Its proximity to our headquarters in Vermont provides the ideal back drop for a flagship store.’Additionally, Ibex has hired retail operations leader, Vinita Goswami, formally of lululemon athletica USA, to serve as General Manager of Retail Store Operations. Goswami, who opened the first mall-based lululemon in New York and the first city-central lululemon in Boston, brings with her a deep understanding of the active apparel retail space and will oversee virtually all operations from human resources to customer relations, visual merchandising, sales and the deployment and execution of programs designed to connect Ibex with the local Boston community.‘As an athlete and wool enthusiast, I’m excited to join a company that shares my passion for what I truly believe is the best textile for leading an active lifestyle,’ said Goswami. ‘After spending years as a yoga instructor, I understand the value of the versatile performance properties of merino wool active wear, and am excited for the opportunity to further inspire individuals to explore wool as an alternative to synthetic fabrics.’The Newbury Street store opening and hiring of Goswami is part of a larger strategic business plan intended to support corporate growth and expansion of Ibex in 2010 and beyond. These initiatives, combined with the creation of nine new positions (a 35 percent increase in staff) this year alone, will help fuel future brick and mortar store openings.Source: White River Junction, Vt. (September 20, 2010) ‘ Ibex Outdoor ClothingIbex Outdoor Clothing is a designer of year-round merino wool outdoor clothing and cycling apparel, founded in the belief of the superior natural performance properties of wool. Ibex couples the natural renewable resource with technical innovation and inspired design to create apparel for the ‘everyday adventurer’ who appreciates and enjoys being active outdoors. Men’s and Women’s items are divided into Ride, Base, Zing, Peak and Live categories, and are made from the best merino wool fabrics sustainably sourced from New Zealand. All Ibex clothing and accessories are available for purchase online, in catalog and through outdoor specialty stores. www.ibex.com(link is external)last_img read more

first_img“Unifeeder is also a well-managed company that has consistently delivered strong results, and has significant long-term growth potential.”He told IPE Danica expected to make “close to double-digit returns” from Unifeeder.He said: “The overall strategy is to replace some of our bond investments with this type of investment.”In 2013, the average return in Danica Balance, the pension provider’s main product, was 7.8%, while Danica’s return on listed equities was 16%.The Unifeeder stake is Danica’s first major direct investment in a company and heralds the start of direct investing as a new investment strategy.Over the next two years, the pension fund is expecting to make direct investments totalling “double-digit billions of krone”.DKK10bn would equate to around 3% of the pension fund’s DKK330bn-worth investment portfolio.The change in strategy has been driven by Aarup-Andersen, who arrived two months ago.Aarup-Andersen was previously chief portfolio manager at Danske Capital, the asset management arm of Danske Bank, which is also Danica’s parent.He told IPE: “We want to refocus the investment process and strategy, and move towards alternatives.“Yields from government bonds and mortgages are very low, while equities are now fully valued because of cheap money.“We can find that extra yield in private markets where we are not up against hundreds of players.”He said Danica’s edge in chasing these deals was its size, its flexibility in the terms it can agree, and also the speed of execution of deals.Danica has not previously owned direct investments because of the skill sets needed to manage them.It is now hiring specialists to build an in-house team.However, it will not be a hands-on investor.Aarup-Andersen told IPE the investment case for future acquisitions would be driven by each specific investee company, and that there were no targets in sector terms.The key parameters would be that a company is well-run with strong financial management, capital generation and low risk resulting from the capital structure in place.He added that direct investments might be made not just through equity but also through debt such as mezzanine finance. Danica Pension, the Danish corporate pension provider, has bought a minority stake in marine logistics company Unifeeder for DKK400m (€54m) from private equity firm Nordic Capital, previously the sole shareholder.Unifeeder, now the largest independent pan-European feeder company, operates short-haul freight transport services into smaller ports worldwide, which super tankers are too big to enter.According to Jacob Aarup-Andersen, Danica’s CFO, the company is an attractive investment because it is asset-light – i.e. it leases vessels on a short-term basis rather than owning them.Aarup-Andersen said: “This gives it flexibility in managing capacity continuously, resulting in low volatility in terms of financial performance compared with companies that use highly leveraged debt structures to buy their ships.last_img read more

first_imgIt continues, “According to her doctors, stent revisions are common occurrences and the procedure, performed using endoscopy and medical imaging guidance, was done to minimize the risk of future infection. The Justice is resting comfortably and expects to be released from the hospital by the end of the week.”The hospital trip came less than two weeks after Justice Ginsburg announced that her cancer had returned.She said at the time that she plans to continue to serve on the court for as long as her health allows. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably in a New York City hospital after undergoing a medical procedure on Wednesday to replace a bile duct stent that was in place since last year, according to the court.“Justice Ginsburg underwent a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City to revise a bile duct stent that was originally placed at Sloan Kettering in August 2019,” a statement from the court read Wednesday evening.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook17Tweet0Pin0Submitted by TOGETHER!On Saturday May 13th, 2017 TOGETHER! held their annual Awards of Excellence ceremony at South Puget Sound Community College. Back for the second year following a hiatus and reinvention, Awards of Excellence now honors and celebrates South Sound youth whose paths have been marked with adversity and whose grace and strength continue to shine through. More than 29 different schools and youth centered organizations nominated participants to receive the award. This year 35 awards and 10 scholarships were given, including a 1-year tuition waiver for SPSCC, as well as 2 continuing scholarships to 2016 Awards of Excellence scholarship winners.Aylin Gonzales was a 2016 scholarship winner and won a continuing support scholarship at this year’s awards. Photo courtesy: TOGETHER!Honorees were featured in The Olympian newspaper and publicly recognized at the Awards of Excellence ceremony. More than $10,000 in scholarships were awarded thanks to Gateway Rotary (our top scholarship donor), TwinStar Credit Union, Tumwater McDonald’s, and a year tuition waiver from South Puget Sound Community College Scholarship Foundation! Based on the knowledge that supporting and encouraging young people helps our community thrive, TOGETHER! and partners are proud to continue this tradition for another year!Aylin Gonzales, a 2016 scholarship winner is incredibly grateful for the continuing support scholarship awarded at Awards of Excellence 2017. “Thank you so much for supporting my education again this year. Awards of Excellence has been such a great support for me. It’s been a relief not having to stress over paying for my classes, and [the scholarship has] helped me focus more on school. As some of you know, I am working towards becoming a registered nurse and getting my Associates degree is the first step. Awards of Excellence has helped me to be able to go to school and take the classes I need to reach this goal, one step at a time,” Aylin said.Charissa DeWitt., a 2017 and 2017 scholarship recipient spoke at Saturday’s event. Photo courtesy: TOGETHER!“Higher education comes with a high price [however], and being an independent youth it’s not easy doing the college process all alone.” said Charissa DeWitt during a speech at the 2017 Awards of Excellence ceremony. “Thanks to the TOGETHER! scholarship I have the opportunity to help people in the near future.” DeWitt, a 2016 scholarship winner also benefitted from continuing scholarship support in 2017. She continued to say, “I want to say thank you [TOGETHER!] for the opportunity to get this award and the good that’s being done here should really be continued for all the other students that are going to need it in the future.”In addition to the heartfelt speeches from Gonzalez and DeWitt, handing out the scholarships and awards, the event also featured a sincere speech, and musical performance from Gryffen Murry, a 2016 Awards of Excellence honoree who also emceed the event with Bobby Williams of The Bridge. CYS’s The Bridge, and the Olympia High School’s UpStanders delivered music and poetry performances.Group photo of the 2017 award recipients who are excited to continue their education with a little help. Photo courtesy: TOGETHER!The ceremony was a hit; emotions from TOGETHER!’s staff and nominees were clearly visible. Pride, laughter and applause filled the air. Awards of Excellence was live-streamed on Facebook with 412+ views (despite tech challenges) and growing. Like any great thing, this event is possible only through the collaboration and partnership of many. TOGETHER! would like to especially thank our sponsors and in-kind donors: Gateway Rotary, Tumwater McDonalds, South Puget Sound Community College Foundation, TwinStar Credit Union, The Olympian, Forrey’s Forza, DZines, The Bridge, TAGS Awards and Specialties, Shanna Paxton Photography, Tumwater Safeway, Tumwater Costco, and Ralph’s Thriftway. Thank you also to event emcees Gryffen Murray & Bobby Williams, to The Bridge performers Gryffen Murray, Shanelle Berry, Lelh Inman (a.k.a Shady B & Taw_Nae), and to The UpStanders (Olympia High School) performers Mikayla Fisher-An, Maitlynn Reed, Andrew Pizana, Savantè Givens, and Rose Rinehart. For more information, visit the TOGETHER! website.last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: PA/GettyAdvertisement l4kNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2juWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebro( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cfnlWould you ever consider trying this?😱ntmCan your students do this? 🌚9r30mRoller skating! Powered by Firework The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has made some major impact on several football events across the world, causing major changes and postponement on top tier leagues and events in the coming months. However, arguably the biggest ht the beautiful game has received from the virus outbreak is the suspension of UEFA Euro 2020, premier European international football tournament that is now shifted to 2021.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PA/GettyThis is the first time in the history of the competition that has seen its usual quadrennial schedule get disrupted. Now termed ‘Euro 2021’, the competition will now be held from 11th June to 11th July next year.Following the postponement of Champions League and Europa League matches, this is UEFA’s latest big sweep amidst the Coronavirus panic that has spread across the globe this month.Advertisement While there were talks of the competition to go ahead this year as planned, but with necessary precautions and even possibly a behind closed doors tournament, the recently overlapping threat from the virus outbreak had left the authorising bodies with no choice.The bombshell came after Euro’s governing body UEFA themselves conducted a video conference with 55 of its member associations, and the news was first officially confirmed by the Norwegian Football Association via Twitter.Advertisement “UEFA has decided that the European Championship is postponed to 2021. It will be played from 11 June to 11 July next year. More information coming,” the tweet read.Sources from Reuters have stated that the decision to postpone the Euro to next year was already confirmed by Karl-Erik Nilsson, President of the Swedish Football Association. “Postponed until 11/6 – 11/7 2021. Will get back to you after the meeting,” Nilsson spoke to Reuters during the video conference.However, there has been no major updates on any suspension about the ongoing European Qualifiers to be held on 26th and 27th March.The Euro 2021, now shifted away from their usual 4 year period, will be held across 12 Major European cities- Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome and St Petersburg.The inaugural match on 11th June 2021 will be held at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome as Italy will take on Turkey.Also read-Despite Coronavirus, here are the sports leagues still going on! Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgChris Martin is set to return to the Fulham squad for Saturday’s game with Barnsley.The Scotland striker had been left out of the last three squads after telling Whites boss Slavisa Jokanovic he wanted to return to parent club Derby.However, Fulham refused to terminate the loan deal and there was no clause allowing the Rams to recall Martin.Derby have since signed David Nugent from Leicester, although their manager Steve McClaren insisted that had not changed their stance on wanting Martin back.However, Jokanovic has declared that Martin is fit and available to face Barnsley.Centre-backs Tomas Kalas and Michael Madl have also recovered from injury, so Fulham’s only absentees are Floyd Ayite and Neeskens Kebano, who are away at the Africa Cup of Nations.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Things are moving along. We are down to 130 or 140 acres of corn for ourselves and then 400 acres of custom work. We have been rolling pretty steady. We got three tenths over the weekend and that put us out until yesterday afternoon.We had pretty good bean yields. They were not as good as last year but we had a lot of beans go over 60 bushels. We were pretty satisfied with that.Corn has been all over the place. We had a lot of 200-bushel corn and a lot in the 180s. We had some corn around 100 bushels. There were a few fields that were not good but most of it has been pretty decent. The lowest field average we have seen was 82 bushels an acre, but that was a very wet farm and the last field we planted. We had several fields that averaged 220 dry.We have one other large acreage farm to go that has some water damage in it. We had some fields damaged with water where we thought we’d be lucky to get a 100 bushels an acre and they were anywhere from 125- to 150-bushel averages. I would not have thought they would make that.There is a lot of really bad corn in this area too. There are some fields around here where the whole field was shelled and they came out with one semi load. There have been a lot of fields around here under 100 bushels an acre. The only corn that is faring well was planted early and everything that did well around here for us was disked ripped last fall. We have one field that did well on gravel that is hilly and it is no-till, but it can handle the water.We have been doing some disk ripping and chiseling and it hasn’t been too bad, but a little rain won’t hurt anything.last_img read more

first_imgThat duct, however, presents a problem. It’s really difficult to seal around a flex duct. A better method to run flex ducts through the building enclosure is to put solid blocking in first, then cut a hole, install a collar, and attach two separate pieces of duct to the two sides.Without getting a good rigid air seal there, that cavity is probably going to hurt the results of the blower-door test. Even if they spray a ton of foam in there to get it sealed up initially, things shift over time. Or maybe the drywall installer will reach in there and push the duct, causing the foam to break loose.It’s tricky to install blocking between I-joistsThe other problem here is that the joists in this house aren’t made of dimensional lumber; they’re I-joists. As you can see in the photo below, you have to make sure that you finish the process of air sealing and fill those gaps on the sides of the blocking. It’s extra work, but very important when you’re trying to keep carbon monoxide out of the house.The thing that gets me when I see this is that it can be avoided. If, instead of having joists running right across that wall, they had run the framing the other way, they could have a solid piece of wood there. Seal the edges and penetrations and you’re done. They also could have kept the joists running the same direction but not made them continuous. Just butt them into a perpendicular joist on top of that wall. The key is not to leave any holes that need to blocked and sealed.Unfortunately, few homes have detailed framing plans, and many of those that do have them don’t get reviewed for this type of problem. This failure of design makes extra work for the builder. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard. RELATED ARTICLESThe Importance of Defining the Building EnclosureQuestions and Answers About Air BarriersHow to Heat a GarageEnergy-Efficient Garage DoorsShould I Insulate My Garage Door?Q&A: Sealing gap between garage floor & drywall? A home with an attached garage is usually a home in which people breathe more carbon monoxide (CO). Of course, having an open carport or detached garage is better for air quality (and a feature that usually gets points for you in green building programs like LEED for Homes and EarthCraft House), but what if you don’t want to give up that attached garage?You can do some things to minimize the amount of CO you breathe, and it starts with air sealing. One place you really have to pay attention to is where the garage’s ceiling joists cross the walls into the conditioned space. If the joists run parallel to the building enclosure wall, your job isn’t that hard. If the joists are perpendicular to the building enclosure wall, however, you’ll have open cavities that have to be blocked and sealed all along the top of that wall.Look at the photo above. The joists in this home run right across the building enclosure wall between the conditioned space and the attached garage. You can see a flex duct running through one cavity and some blocking in the cavity to the right of where the duct is. (You have to look up at the top because there’s also a lowered soffit with extra framing that complicates the photo.) This house is still under construction, and the builder will finish the air sealing.last_img read more