Mass honors D’Arcy’s life

first_imgThe Notre Dame community will commemorate the life of Bishop Emeritus John D’Arcy of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend at a Mass today in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University Spokesman Dennis Brown announced in an email Tuesday. University President Fr. John Jenkins will preside over the 5:15 p.m. service. Theology professor John Cavadini, director of the Institute for Church Life, will deliver a eulogy for D’Arcy. D’Arcy, who passed away Sunday, visited Notre Dame often during his tenure as bishop to celebrate Mass, ordain Holy Cross priests and deacons and administer the Sacrament of Confirmation for members of the University community. He received the Rev. Howard J. Kenna, CSC, award in 2003 for his service to Notre Dame and the Congregation of Holy Cross.last_img read more

Tickets Now Available for David Mamet’s The Penitent

first_img‘The Penitent’ Show Closed This production ended its run on March 19, 2017 Related Shows The Penitentcenter_img View Comments Tickets are now on sale for David Mamet’s latest project, The Penitent, off-Broadway. Directed by Neil Pepe, the production will play a limited engagement, February 8, 2017 through March 19. Opening night is set for February 27 at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater.The cast will include Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Chris Bauer, Jordan Lage and Rebecca Pidgeon.A renowned psychiatrist (Bauer) is asked to testify on behalf of a young patient. When he refuses, his career, ethics and faith are thrown into question.The Penitent will feature scenic design by Tim Mackabee, costume design by Laura Bauer and lighting design by Don Holder.last_img read more

Dogs on the Trail

first_imgDogs on the Trail from Blue Ridge Outdoors on Vimeo.In honor of our Dog Photo Contest, we put together this snappy little video of a couple of our office Mountain Dogs in action on the trails around town. Submit a photo of your mountain dog and you could win a prize pack from Granite Gear and your pic in the magazine!last_img

To All the Beers I Never Drank…

first_imgI recently got to visit my alma mater, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and woke early one morning before my kids to take a nostalgic run through town and campus. It’s a beautiful town, flanked by the orange-hued sandstone Flatiron cliffs, and I set out excited to revisit some of my old haunts. But with every mile, I was filled with an ever-growing sense of regret. I just didn’t do much in graduate school other than go to school, eat cheap Chinese ($1 a scoop!) and drink Natural Light. As I ran through town, I passed restaurants I never graced, bike trails I never cruised. After looking at a map of the city and surrounding area, I was shocked at how much hiking I never tackled. How much climbing I never attempted.I went into school with grand plans of spending three years really learning how to rock climb. Maybe even get sponsored after developing what I assumed was a godgiven talent for the sport. I never scaled anything tougher than a barstool. I was simply too timid and closed minded to really branch out of my comfort zone.I skied a lot, but always the same resort. I never branched out into the backcountry. Never bothered with cross-country. Never even checked out Eldora, the tiny family-run ski mountain 30 minutes outside of town. I never did yoga. Never tried the oxygen bar. I only tubed Boulder Creek once. And don’t get me started on all of the beer I never drank. Mountain Sun Brewery was right across the street from my apartment, and I rarely set foot in the place. I was a staunch Busch Light guy. No craft beers would ever cross my lips. I didn’t even try Fat Tire until I was leaving Colorado for the West Coast.Obviously, I’ve seen the light since my grad school days in regards to beer, but I still find myself tucking back into that comfortable box. Buying the same 12 pack of my favorite local beer, ordering the same style of pale ale if I’m in a new brewery. It’s easy to talk yourself into following “the rut.” What if that new sour beer tastes like batteries? What if that new bike trail is too sandy?During this extended family vacation through the Western U.S., I’ve convinced my kids to try something new every day. So far, they’ve tried fried rice at that $1 a scoop joint I frequented in Boulder (loved it!).Had granola at the Go Pro Mountain Games in Vail (a tepid reception at best), and touched a dead cicada in Canyonlands National Park (definitely loved it!). With that same spirit in mind, I’m vowing to try a new beer every day. Okay, maybe not every day because I don’t drink beer every day. I vow to try a new beer whenever the opportunity presents itself and I don’t have to operate heavy machinery afterward. I started the vow in Boulder, when I found myself in a new brewery on Pearl Street, West Flanders Brewing Company. I ordered the Trippel, because I never order the Trippel, and it wasn’t bad. When one of the ladies I was with ordered one of the brewery’s signature “beer cocktails” (think beer-based mai-tais), I thought, “here’s another chance to branch out and try something new.” Then I saw the pink drink and all the fruit around the rim and thought, “let’s not get carried away here.” Trying new things is one thing. Drinking girlie drinks in public is another thing altogether.Follow Graham Averill’s adventures in drinking and Dad-hood at daddy-drinks.comlast_img read more

LI Cops Holiday DWI Crackdown Starts Wednesday

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Police across Long Island will be cracking down on drunken drivers and adding patrols around shopping centers through New Years starting Thanksgiving Eve, one of the biggest bar nights of the year.Nassau, Suffolk and New York State police are launching Wednesday the month-long holiday enforcement efforts that include sobriety checkpoints and unmarked units looking for distracted drivers in addition to regular patrols.“Police patrols will demonstrate zero tolerance for individuals who are driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol,” Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano said. “Think before you drink this holiday and arrive alive….don’t drink and drive!”He urged drivers to buckle up, stay off their phones while behind the wheel and if they drink, find a designated driver, take a cab or mass transit or spend the night where the party is being held.A Suffolk police spokeswoman said officers will be adding patrols on foot, bicycle and vehicles in downtowns and malls for crowd control as well as ramping up enforcement of driving while intoxicated laws.State Troopers will also be conducting DWI checkpoints in concert with their “Operation Hang Up” initiative in which undercover police vehicles will be looking for drivers texting or talking on their cell phones.last_img read more

Sen. Warren, Rep. Cummings Press Federal Reserve For Details of Leak Investigation

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two congressional Democrats have asked the Federal Reserve Board for a briefing about its investigation into a leak of confidential Fed policy deliberations two years ago.Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, sent the request today to Scott G. Alvarez, the board’s general counsel, saying that neither Alvarez “nor any other Federal Reserve official has made public any information about the conduct of the investigation or its outcome.”“We are disturbed by this lack of transparency regarding such an important topic,” the two wrote. “This leak contained key market-moving information, violated Federal Reserve policy on disclosure, and may have represented a violation of federal law.”ProPublica reported in December that details from discussions of the Federal Open Market Committee found their way into a financial analyst’s private newsletter. The leak occurred in October 2012, the day before the scheduled public release of committee meeting minutes that promised to shed new light on a third round of bond buying to boost the economy.The newsletter revealed what the minutes would say as well as fresh details about the Fed’s internal plans and deliberations—information that could have provided traders with an edge. Then-Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke asked Alvarez and the board’s secretary to look into the matter. The Fed never revealed the investigation and only publicly acknowledged the leak in a response to a freedom of information request by ProPublica.The Fed confirmed receiving the letter but had no comment beyond saying it would respond.Warren is the ranking minority member of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy, and Cummings is the ranking minority member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.The letter asks Alvarez to brief Warren and Cummings’ respective staffs by Feb. 15. “We believe that the public has the right to know whether the Federal Reserve is taking appropriate action to address leaks of confidential information,” the letter says.The letter lays out five questions the two would like answered, including whether the inspector general or the FBI was involved in looking into the matter; the status of the investigation; and what the Fed has done to prevent such leaks in the future.ProPublica reached out for comment to the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, chaired by Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, and will update with any response.Related stories: Read more of reporter Jake Bernstein’s coverage of the Federal Reserve.ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for their newsletter.last_img read more

Just 2 weeks left to comment on pivotal FOM proposal, CUNA reminds

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit union stakeholders have two weeks from today to submit comment letters on the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) field-of-membership proposal, and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is urging all credit unions to comment on the proposal. Comments on the proposal are due Feb. 8.“There’s still time to get comment letters in, and we’d really like to see a record number of submissions from credit unions supporting this proposal,” said Ryan Donovan, CUNA’s chief advocacy officer. “Letters reflecting official league and credit union positions will give us a strong, united voice of support, which is important not only to show the importance of giving consumers better access to credit unions, but to counter inaccurate bank attacks on this proposal.”The American Bankers Association and Independent Community Bankers of America wrote to House and Senate leaders last week, claiming the regulation surpasses limitations present in the Federal Credit Union Act.Donovan said CUNA is working on its response to the bankers’ “factually incorrect” arguments in a letter to congressional leadership. continue reading »last_img read more

Trusts and membership qualifications: A trustee walks into a credit union 2.0

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » As any other member, trusts are required to qualify for membership by being within a credit union’s field of membership (FOM), paying par value and meeting any other membership requirements a credit union may impose.In April of last year, I blogged about Trusts and Field of Membership (FOM). At the time, most of the guidance in this area came from NCUA legal opinion letters. Recently, the NAFCU Compliance Team has received a few questions on FOM in the context of trusts after NCUA recently updated the model Federal Credit Union (FCU) Bylaws. With this update, NCUA incorporated into the Bylaws numerous existing legal opinion letters and clarified several provisions. This blog will focus on summarizing the Bylaw provisions related to qualifying a trust for membership in a Federal Credit Union under the provisions now located in the FCU Bylaws.Qualifying a Trust for Membership Based on Individual MembershipArticle III, Section 6 of the Model FCU Bylaws indicates that shares may be issued in a revocable or irrevocable trust, subject to the following:Revocable Trusts. Membership requirements for revocable trusts are met though the settlor, who is the original owner of the funds. Therefore, settlors are required to be a member of the credit union in his or her own right.last_img read more

How the Fed intervention is hurting credit unions

first_img continue reading » My blog’s a little late this morning because I put aside what I was going to write about after I saw the amount of attention that this opinion piece from Bill Dudley, the former president of the New York Federal Reserve and now a professor at Princeton, is getting. In it he explains why the Feds unprecedented intervention in the economy, which he predicts will soon reach $10 trillion, is a manageable and necessary support, at least in the short term.He is right. But this is little consolation if you run a credit union or a small community bank. Once again, the Fed is intervening in the economy in a way which helps large businesses and investment banks while doing little to support mainstream lending institutions. It’s time for this to change.There are two ways to help an economy in trouble. The first and more traditional method is to stimulate economic activity by flooding it with cash. This is what Congress did by printing money and sending it out to consumers. This is analogous to using an economic defibrillator to jolt the economy back to life.A second much less common approach which the Fed started aggressively using in the Great Recession is to intervene directly into government bond markets to keep interest rates artificially low. This is more analogous to putting the economy on a ventilator since the Fed is so closely intertwined with the economy that it has to cautiously sell off these bonds in a way which doesn’t harm the economy. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

DeAndre Hopkins and Kyler Murray connect on Hail Mary game-winning TD: Buffalo Bills 30-32 Arizona Cardinals | NFL News

first_imgBills 30-26 CardinalsJosh Allen 22-yard TD pass to Stefon Diggs (extra point) – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Stefon Diggs comes down with what looks to be the game-winning touchdown for the Bills . Both offences misfired for most of the fourth quarter – the two QBs throwing interceptions – but then Allen engineered a 12-play, 78-yard drive in the final minutes, one which culminated with his 21-yard TD toss to Diggs, who had 10 catches for 93 yards on the night.But, with 34 seconds left on the clock, Murray got into position for a late Hail Mary shot to the endzone, and Hopkins – who finished 127 receiving yards – went up and grabbed his seventh and most important catch of the night to win the game.Sky Sports NFL is your dedicated channel for NFL coverage through the season – featuring a host of NFL Network programming, a new weekly preview show as well as at least five games a week and NFL Redzone, you won’t miss a moment. Don’t forget to follow us on, our Twitter account @SkySportsNFL & Sky Sports – on the go! 5:48 Bills 23-16 CardinalsKyler Murray one-yard TD run (extra point) 1:28 Watch as Kyler Murray’s Hail Mary pass finds DeAndre Hopkins in the endzone as the Cardinals win it at the death. – Advertisement – Watch highlights from the Week 10 matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Arizona Cardinals. SECOND QUARTER 0:58 Cole Beasley scores a touchdown to extend Buffalo’s lead early in the third quarter. Bills 23-9 CardinalsJosh Allen 22-yard TD pass to Cole Beasley (extra point) Bills 13-9 CardinalsZane Gonzalez 21-yard field goal Bills 23-26 CardinalsKyler Murray 15-yard TD run (extra point) THIRD QUARTER Bills 10-6 CardinalsZane Gonzalez 42-yard field goal Some smart play from the Bills saw quarterback Josh Allen catch a touchdown pass in the first quarter. That was the biggest thing of note from a fairly cagey first half in which these two explosive offences and quarterbacks took time to settle; there were a total of six field goals in the first half, with Bills kicker Tyler Bass successful three times from more than 50 yards.Kenyon Drake had an impressive afternoon for Arizona, racking up 100 rushing yards on 16 carries, but a fumble early in the third quarter allowed the Bills to build on their seven-point halftime advantage as Allen found Cole Beasley for a 22-yard TD to see Buffalo up 23-9. Beasley caught 11 passes for 109 yards and that score. Bills 7-3 CardinalsIsaiah McKenzie 12-yard TD pass to Josh Allen (extra point) Scoring summary Bills 0-3 CardinalsZane Gonzalez 23-yard field goalcenter_img Bills 23-19 CardinalsZane Gonzalez 42-yard field goal Bills 13-6 CardinalsTyler Bass 55-yard field goal Watch as Kyler Murray’s Hail Mary pass finds DeAndre Hopkins in the endzone as the Cardinals win it at the death. Murray threw for 245 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for 61 yards and two third-quarter scores which kick-started the Cardinals comeback after they’d trailed 16-9 at half-time and then 23-9 early in the third.In doing so, Murray became just the fourth quarterback in NFL history to score a rushing touchdown in five consecutive games. Bills 16-9 CardinalsTyler Bass 58-yard field goal Bills 10-3 CardinalsTyler Bass 54-yard field goal Arizona Cardinals come back from trailing 23-6 in the third quarter, with Kyler Murray rushing for two touchdowns – extending his streak to five-straight games – and then throwing a 43-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with two seconds left Last Updated: 16/11/20 1:38am 0:58 Some smart play from the Bills saw quarterback Josh Allen catch a touchdown pass in the first quarter. FOURTH QUARTER – Advertisement – 0:54 Kyler Murray scrambles free for his second rushing touchdown of the game. Cole Beasley scores a touchdown to extend Buffalo’s lead early in the third quarter. The Cardinals pulled back to within six on their next possession when Murray found the endzone from down near the goal line. Following a further Zane Gonzalez field goal, and a Patrick Peterson interception of Allen, Murray scored again on a 15-yard scamper to see his team into the lead. Watch highlights from the Week 10 matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Arizona Cardinals. DeAndre Hopkins hauled in a stunning 43-yard Hail Mary pass from Kyler Murray for a touchdown with two seconds left as the Arizona Cardinals triumphed 32-30 over the Buffalo Bills in a thrilling finish.Bills quarterback Josh Allen had just thrown a 21-yard scoring strike of his own to Stefon Diggs with 34 seconds remaining to put Buffalo up 30-26, only for Murray to unleash a beauty of a deep ball three plays later and for Hopkins to come down with the catch under triple coverage.Cardinals stats: Kyler Murray, 22/32, 245 yards, 1 TD, 1 INTRushing leader: Kenyan Drake, 16 carries, 100 yardsReceiving leader: DeAndre Hopkins, seven catches, 127 yards, 1 TD FIRST QUARTER Bills 30-32 CardinalsKyler Murray 43-yard TD pass to DeAndre Hopkins 0:53 Stefon Diggs comes down with what looks to be the game-winning touchdown for the Bills . Kyler Murray scrambles free for his second rushing touchdown of the game. Allen had 284 passing yards for the Bills, with two touchdowns with two interceptions. He also led his team with 38 rushing yards on seven carries and caught a touchdown pass off Isaiah McKenzie that gave Buffalo a 7-3 lead in the first quarter.Bills stats: Josh Allen, 32/49, 284 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTsRushing leader: Josh Allen, seven carries, 38 yardsReceiving leader: Cole Beasley, 11 catches, 109 yards, 1 TDlast_img read more