Profits at JP Morgan soar

first_img Profits at JP Morgan soar by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comDaily Finance StoriesChrissy Metz, 40, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoDaily Finance Stories whatsapp Share JP MORGAN beat expectations yesterday to post a 78 per cent jump in pre-tax profit, with investment banking revenues posting a dramatic recovery from a mediocre first-quarter last year.Overall pre-tax profits soared to $8.06bn (£4.95bn), with investment banking fees revenue up 23 per cent to $1.79bn.The investment bank recorded its second most profitable quarter ever, having had a particularly strong three months for M&A mandates.JP Morgan was appointed to advise AT&T on its $39bn purchase of T-Mobile USA and Duke Energy’s $26bn acquisition of Progress Energy. The deals put it at the top of Dealogic’s first-quarter league table for global market share in M&A.But the bank’s consumer business, with its hangover of struggling property exposure, is still a drag on profits. It announced that it will face a $650m pre-tax cost due to “foreclosure-related matters” due to an ongoing row over struggling mortgage-holders being wrongly evicted from their homes.Overall, the retail bank saw pre-tax earnings drop five per cent on the same period last year, coming in at $1.49bn. Retail income was hit particularly by a $937m net loss in mortgage and auto lending, although this was an improvement on last year’s first-quarter loss of $1.19bn.The bank’s real estate portfolio similarly remained in the red but saw a substantial improvement, going from $1.3bn to $162m in net losses. whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Wednesday 13 April 2011 8:49 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Scottish Charity Awards 2012 open for entries

first_imgScottish Charity Awards 2012 open for entries AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Scotland  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The sixth annual Scottish Charity Awards are now open for applications.The categories are: Charity of the year, Charity Champion, Community Action, Partnership of the year, Campaign of the year. The awards are open to any charity, voluntary organisation, community group or individual charity volunteer or staff member. Public and private sector bodies can also enter through the Partnership award.The winners will be held on 14 June 2012 at the Old Fruitmarket Gallery in Glasgow.The closing date for entries to this year’s awards is 6 April 2012. Howard Lake | 16 February 2012 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Tobin Aldrich and Imogen Ward launch leadership consulting and recruitment service

first_img Senior fundraising and communications leaders Tobin Aldrich and Imogen Ward have launched a leadership consulting and recruitment practice. Aldrich & Ward is designed to help charities and social businesses “develop and implement organisational strategies that focus on identifying and recruiting the best talent in the sector to secure success”.Specifically the pair aim to help organisations maximise their resources to create and increase sustainable income.In addition they will operate a search and recruitment service to help organisations find the leaders necessary to help achieve these aims.Aldrich will mostly lead on the consulting activity and Ward will lead the search practice, but both will collaborate depending on the needs of individual clients.Leadership track recordBetween them Aldrich and Ward have over 40 years’ experience of senior leadership in UK, Irish and international charities. They have raised tens of millions of pounds for large and small organisations.Aldrich led the fundraising and communications functions for charities such as Concern Worldwide, WWF, Sightsavers and National Deaf Children’s Society. Ward is currently CEO of an African children’s charity, Lessons for Life Foundation, having previously worked as Fundraising & Marketing Director of emergency medical charity MERLIN (now part of Save the Children UK). Before that she was Executive Director of the Environmental Investigation Agency.Their new service is already working with large and small charities in the UK and internationally, including Action Aid, Macmillan Cancer Support, Prisoners Abroad and WWF Caucasus.Imogen Ward said:“We want Aldrich & Ward to be the agency that Tobin and I always wanted to work with… We believe that by offering a strategic approach to leadership development we can provide non-profits with a complete solution to their needs from overall strategy to staff recruitment and coaching, delivered by real experts.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 4 November 2016 | News Tobin Aldrich and Imogen Ward launch leadership consulting and recruitment service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 The practice is also partnering with the expert digital fundraising and development agency Clockwork Pie and the fundraising agency Audience.  156 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies leadership  155 total views,  1 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Seed Consultants Market Watch 10:39 update with Gary Wilhelmi 12/11/2012

first_img 10:39 UpdateWheat carry over heavier at 754 m up 50 m from estimateCorn unchanged at 647 mSoybeans 130 m down 10 mBoxed beef volume light at 150 loads as was pork at 40 loads, as the holiday needs are bookedDec hogs are at a $3.50 discount to cash so may see short covering ahead of Friday’s expiration Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 11, 2012 Facebook Twitter Home Market Market Watch Seed Consultants Market Watch 10:39 update with Gary Wilhelmi 12/11/2012 Previous articleCommodity Classic Could be a Double Barrel EventNext articleFew Changes in USDA December Report Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Seed Consultants Market Watch 10:39 update with Gary Wilhelmi 12/11/2012 SHARElast_img read more

New Heart Foursquare Church’ “Girl 2 Girl Ministry”

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday These are for Girls ages of 11-25! The Girl 2 Girl ministry are here to …Grasp Gods Truth (Learn God’s word) Grow in His ways (Live God’s Word) and be a Giver of God’s Love (Loving our neighbors and world).The Girl 2 Girl ministry do this by meeting, learning and growing together!For any questions, please contact Pastor Jackie or Barbara (626) 791-3313Hope to see everyone there! Jackie FernandezNew Heart Foursquare Church, 380 E. Woodbury Rd., Altadena, (626) 791-3313 or visit newheartfoursquare.org. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Faith & Youth New Heart Foursquare Church’ “Girl 2 Girl Ministry” By PASTOR JACKIE FERNANDEZ Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | 10:47 am Community News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeauty 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Top of the News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Delhi Riots: Delhi HC Grants One More Opportunity To Zee News To Disclose Source Of Alleged Confessional Statement Of An Accused

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi Riots: Delhi HC Grants One More Opportunity To Zee News To Disclose Source Of Alleged Confessional Statement Of An Accused Karan Tripathi19 Oct 2020 4:32 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has given one more opportunity to Zee News to disclose the source from which the allotted confessional statement of a Delhi riots accused is retrieved. While granting the opportunity, the Single Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru denied the request for submitting in a sealed cover the name of the journalist who retrieved the said confessional statement. The Bench of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has given one more opportunity to Zee News to disclose the source from which the allotted confessional statement of a Delhi riots accused is retrieved. While granting the opportunity, the Single Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru denied the request for submitting in a sealed cover the name of the journalist who retrieved the said confessional statement. The Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru gave this direction after respondent no.1 (DCP Special Cell, New Delhi) informed the Court that none of the police personnel involved in the investigation leaked out any details of the investigation. It was further stated before the Court that the Delhi Police was also aggrieved by the alleged confessional statement of the petitioner being made public as that has also hampered the investigation. It was also stated that a vigilance inquiry in this matter had been instituted. It may be noted that in May 2020, the 24-year-old student of Jamia Millia Islamia, Asif Iqbal Tanha was arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the violence in North East Delhi in February 2020 [under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act]. “He is a close associate of Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam, Meeran Haider and Safoora [Zargar] who had been the key members of anti-CAA protests and subsequent riots in the national capital,” an official had said. Grievance of the Petitioner (Asif Iqbal Tanha) Notably, the petitioner is aggrieved by the various news reports appearing in electronic media reporting that the petitioner has confessed to organising and inciting communal riots that that occurred in North-East Delhi. Therefore, a petition has been moved by Jamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha (Petitioner in the Case) seeking a direction for media houses and social-media to take down sensitive information (allegedly leaked by police to media channels) connected to the investigation in his case. It was also argued before the HC that the leak was aimed to vilify and prejudice his right to a fair trial. Significantly, on Monday (24th August), Asif Iqbal Tanha’s (Petitioner) represented by lawyers Siddharth Aggarwal, Sowjhanya Shankaran, Abhinav Sekhri, Siddharth Satija and Nikita Khaitan submitted before the Bench of Justice Bakhru that the petition had been filed “against publication and broadcast by various news outlets of highly sensitive/confidential information in connection with the on-going criminal investigations, where the news outlets have made various statements based on purported disclosure statements were given by the petitioner”, and the “sole aim of such disclosures appears to be to vilify and severely prejudice the fair trial rights” of the petitioner. The petitioner, in his petition, has specifically prayed that directions be issued to respondent nos. 3 (Zee News), 4 (OpIndia), 5 and 6 and various other media agencies to take down the sensitive/confidential information leaked to them by the officials of respondent no.2. The petitioner has further prayed in the Petition that inquiry be conducted into misconduct of the officials of respondent no.2 who are responsible for leaking the information to respondent nos. 3 and 6 and other media agencies. The petitioner has also submitted before the Court that he was coerced by the police officials to sign certain papers and make statements while in their effective custody. The petitioner further contended that the alleged disclosure statements, which are the subject matter of reports were not given voluntarily, and thus, are inadmissible as evidence. Devangana Kalita’s Case Notably, Tanha’s lawyers submitted before the Court that in a recent order passed by Justice Bakhru, the Delhi Police was restrained from issuing any communication related to Pinjra Tod activist Devangana Kalita (arrested in a riots case), until the charges, if any, are framed and the trial commences. In this connection, Tanha’s Lawyers had argued that “these illegal acts of the respondent investigating agency are nothing but a mischievous attempt to circumvent the clear and unequivocal directions of a single-judge bench of this court”. It may be noted that in July 2020, the Delhi High Court had restrained Delhi Police from issuing any further statement against Pinjra Tod member Devangana Kalita till the framing of the charges and the commencement of trial against her. While retraining the Delhi Police for making such statements against Kalita at this stage, the Single Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru had highlighted that cases of riots are undoubtedly sensitive in nature. The order had come in a criminal writ moved by Pinjra Tod member, Devangana Kalita seeking mandamus to be issued to the Delhi Police to not leak any allegations pertaining to the petitioner to the media pending investigation, and thereafter during trial. Court’s Proceedings on 15th October Speaking to Live Law, Lawyer Sowjhanya Shankaran (representing Asif Iqbal Tanha) confirmed that Respondent Number 3 (Zee News) has been issued notice on Thursday (15th October) asking to apprise the Court about the source of its report regarding “disclosure statement” of Asif Iqbal Tanha (Petitioner) in the Northeast Delhi violence case after the police denied to have leaked the same to the media. Kerala HC’s latest Observations Significantly, the Kerala High Court on Thursday (15th October) warned that “Stringent actions will be taken by this court,” against the general trend of divulging the materials collected during the pendency of any investigation, to the public/ media. Justice PV Kunhikrishnan observed that investigating officers in sensational cases are leaking confession statement of the accused and the media is giving wide publicity to such statements, especially in sensational cases. 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‘At Least Fill Up Vacancies’ : Bombay High Court Pulls Up State Govt Over Dearth Of Medical Staff In Prisons Amid COVID19

first_imgNews Updates’At Least Fill Up Vacancies’ : Bombay High Court Pulls Up State Govt Over Dearth Of Medical Staff In Prisons Amid COVID19 Sharmeen Hakim13 May 2021 7:22 AMShare This – xMumbai Arthur Jail Prison (Image : NDTV)Hearing a suo motu PIL on the surge of Covid-19 cases among prison inmates and staff, the Bombay High Court, on Wednesday, pulled up the State officials on the shortage of medical and paramedical staff inside prisons. There are over 30,000 prisoners across 47 prisons in the State of Maharashtra, despite which one-third of the sanctioned posts for medical officers were lying vacant. “We are not asking you to increase the sanctioned strength of medical officers. At least fill up the vacancies. You have a sanctioned strength. Why? Because there is a need,” observed a division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni. The bench noted there was no class-I medical officer in Mumbai Central Prison, Nagpur, Amravati and Taloja, adding that Amravati had only one class-III medical officer. The court observed that the note circulated by it on steps taken to curb coronavirus from spreading in the prisons was silent on the aspect of the large number of vacancies. As per an affidavit filed by the State, out of 175 sanctioned posts of medical officers, 112 were filled, while 63 were vacant. Even within this, the prisons had only 32 doctors, including only two doctors who were MBBS. The vacant posts include two psychologists, two psychiatrists, one Class-I medical officer, 11 Class-II & III medical officers, 13 compounders, 30 nursing orderlies and four lab technicians. The court asked Public Prosecutor Deepak Thakare about the eligibility criteria, who told the court that it was MBBS for some and Bachelor of Ayurveda Sciences (BAMS) for others. The bench noted that it would make observations on the entire issue in its written order. The court also enquired about the process followed for vaccinating inmates who did not have Aadhaar cards. The State’s note mentioned that 10,161 inmates out of over 30,000 across all prisons had Aadhaar cards. Senior Advocate Mihir Desai, appearing for the NGO People’s Union of Civil Liberties, submitted that Union Government’s standard operating procedure of May 6 now allowed vaccination of inmates and other categories of people without Aadhaar cards, but based on other identity related documents, including prisoner ID numbers. The SOP makes the district task forces responsible for registering those groups of people on the CoWIN portal who do not have any photo ID cards or Aadhaar cards and ensure that they were vaccinated. Professor Vijay Raghavan of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences informed the court that in many states, like Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, vaccination was carried out in a camp mode, inside the prisons. “This will save a lot of time. The relatives and families of prison staff can also be vaccinated here on priority,” he added. The bench asked the State to follow the SOP issued by the Union Government. The court was also informed in the State government’s note that jail staff was considered frontline workers, and out of 3,818 prison staff across prions/correctional homes, 3,252 were vaccinated. It also said that, so far, the state government was able to set up 40 temporary prisons across Maharashtra to decongest jails and was attempting to add more such jails.Click Hear To Download/Read OrderTagsBombay High Court Suo-Motu Covid-19 Cases Maharashtra Next Storylast_img read more

Passionate arts professionals bring the gallery at the historic Park Theatre…

first_img1 / 4  Gallery at the Park – One of 5 rooms of the gallery.  2 / 4  The restored lobby of the Park Theatre, with famous sign from the old marquee displayed.  3 / 4  The outside of the Park Theatre  4 / 4  The stage of the Park Theatre. ❮ ❯ ×  1 / 4  Gallery at the Park – One of 5 rooms of the gallery.  2 / 4  The restored lobby of the Park Theatre, with famous sign from the old marquee displayed.  3 / 4  The outside of the Park Theatre  4 / 4  The stage of the Park Theatre. ❮ ❯ The grand opening of the Gallery at the Park at the Park Theatre in Union City, with an exhibition of paintings by New Jersey artist Cara London, occurred in early March, just a few days before everything shut down due to the pandemic.While it will still be some time before the theatre can safety be filled with audiences or can have social opening receptions, the gallery has finally re-opened! Over 88 of London’s paintings are on display in the gallery’s five rooms, including the theatre’s lobby. In addition, to the work present at the opening, some of recent paintings have been added.center_img The Park Theatre, a 1300+ seat house owned by the Archdiocese of Newark, was built in 1931 and had been an active performing arts venue, made famous by The Passion Play. In recent years it had fallen into disuse and in need of restoration.Over the past year, a group of passionate volunteers/donors and art professionals have worked tirelessly, turning the Park back again into a viable arts venue. Cleaning, repairing, repainting, replacing carpeting, upgrading lighting . . . and restoring the Park, while lining up many performances and events to make the Park a financially self-sustaining venue, looking towards the future, and honoring its past.At the beginning of March, a ribbon cutting was attended by Union City commissioners and Father John of the Holy Family Parish, with a grand opening of the art gallery (Gallery at the Park) and the mezzanine lobby which has been turned into a lounge and second performance space. There was an open house, tours of the theatre and musical performances in the new lounge. The main theatre was scheduled to have opened a month later and exciting performances were slated through the Spring.Just a few days after the opening, COVID-19 shut the country down.Once it was feasible, the volunteers returned, and working now with masks and distancing, continue preparing and improving the theatre, for eventual re-opening, while lining up many productions, performances and events.The Passion Play’s costumes and props were preserved and organized with plans to resume its annual performance. “Go, My Child,” a new large cast biblical musical, will be a new addition to the Park. The Park Theatre will be the home of the new annual New Jersey Independent Film Festival. “Frankenstein,” a long running Off-Broadway musical, is scheduled to play regular school matinees at the Park. Many other performances, acts and events are lined up to make it a self-sustaining arts venue, once it is safe to do so for the performers and audience.While at this time, performances in the theatre will have to wait, the Gallery at the Park, finally re-opened in October, with COVID guidelines being followed. The gallery features the exhibition which opened in March, of paintings by Cara London. Future exhibitions are planned, including work from artists from the local community.For everyone’s protection, visitors must call ahead (201) 565-3630, or email [email protected] Masks must be worn, and social distancing guidelines will be followed. The hours for the next two weeks are listed below (or by special appointment).Further dates will be kept updated on the website.The Gallery at the Park is located at the Park Theatre, 560 32nd Street, Union City, NJ 07087.Cara London earned a BA in Art History from Brandeis University and an MFA from Parsons School of Design. She studied sculpture at the New York Studio School and painting with John Adams Griefen, which profoundly shaped her direction as an artist. London has attended numerous international professional workshops, including Triangle Artists’ Workshop, Vermont Studio School, Emma Lake the Leighton Foundation and most recently Chateau Orquevaux, where she received the Diderot Artist-in-Residence grant.She was a founding member of SOMI Fine Art Gallery in Flemington. She has exhibited her work regularly and is in numerous collections. She also teaches drawing and painting to students of all ages and levels of experience. Ms. London is known for her painterly representational work. Cara London was among the team who helped restore the Park Theatre and turned the space into a viable gallery. (website: CaraLondon.com)The hours for next 2 weeks are as follows:Wed, Oct. 7, 3-8 pmThur, Oct. 8, 3-8 pmFri, Oct. 9, 12-5 pmThur, Oct. 15, 3-8 pmFri, Oct. 16, 3-8 pmSat, Oct. 17, 12-5 pmSun, Oct. 18, 12-5 pm(or by special appointment)(future dates will be posted on the website ParkTheatreNJ.org/galleryFor everyone’s protection, visitors must call ahead (201) 565-3630, or email [email protected] more information about the gallery, please contact [email protected] the theatre, please contact [email protected],orglast_img read more

Cancellations for Feb. 13: Schools, town offices, libraries impacted

first_imgWith another winter storm on the way Tuesday evening, cancellation and postponement notices have already begun rolling in. You can send all notices to [email protected] to the storm, the Phillips Town Office and the Phillips Transfer Station will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 13.No school in RSU 9 today, Feb. 13.No school in RSU 73 today, Feb. 13.All state offices to open at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.All offices of Western Maine Community Action will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 13.MSAD 58 is closed today, Feb. 13.The Farmington Town Office will open at noon.Franklin County offices will open at noon.Farmington Public Library will open at noon.Archie’s has pushed back curbside collection due to the storm. They will be picking up the Wednesday route on Thursday and the Thursday route on Friday this week.The Jim Ditzler New Sharon Memorial Library is closed.Daughters of Isabella, council 677 tonight meeting canceled and rescheduled for next Wednesday weather permittinglast_img read more

ND celebrates opening Mass

first_imgUniversity President Fr. John Jenkins urged students to follow the humble example of Blessed André Bessette during his homily at Notre Dame’s annual Opening Mass Tuesday evening. Students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the start of a new academic year in the Joyce Center and were invited to attend a picnic dinner afterward on DeBartolo Quad. Blessed André Bessette, who will be canonized as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church in October, entered the Holy Cross Novitiate in 1870 and served the other members of his order in Montreal as the porter or doorman. “This simple man didn’t have great plans, but simply watched the door and waited,” Jenkins said. “He viewed each person who came through that door as a call from God to compassion.” There are various doors through which certain people and events come into our lives and we must watch these doors with compassion and attentiveness, he said.  “As we get on with the exciting and invigorating work of this semester, I hope you all remember the simple brother from Montreal,” Jenkins said. Jenkins also stressed the importance of quiet prayer in the midst of busy lives. He said the Mass readings remind us that we must listen to what the Holy Spirit says to us.  “So much in our world and nation is about achieving goals and solving problems, that we risk becoming our own master,” Jenkins said. “Notre Dame especially is a place where we should make time for quiet reflection and prayer.” During the Mass, students and faculty offered petitions in Chinese, French, Swahili, Irish, Italian and Spanish. University Provost Thomas Burish delivered closing remarks after Communion. “A University is a place of conversation, a place where people come to seek the truth together,” he said. “I wish to welcome back those returning to the conversation.” Burish also spoke about the Notre Dame family and entrusted new students with the task of carrying on this wonderful tradition and keeping it alive for others. “I hope you all learn what this place is about,” he said. The Mass closed with the traditional singing of the Alma Mater. “It really is a great way to start the year,” sophomore Kara Ryan said. “It reminds us of why we are here, who we are among and what it means to be a member of the Notre Dame family.”last_img read more