Saint Mary’s houses rare Bible

first_imgSaint Mary’s College is the new home for a reproduction of the Saint John’s Bible, a book worth about $145,000, comprised of seven volumes, and nearly two feet tall when all seven volumes are stacked upon one another. After being blessed at the College’s opening Mass Wednesday morning, a reproduction of the Bible was presented to the Cushwa-Leighton Library, where it will be be displayed permanently. “It’s a physical treasure, its beauty, its craftsmanship,” the College’s president, Carol Ann Mooney, said. “But because it’s also a book containing the Word of God, it’s so appropriate for it to have a home at Saint Mary’s.” The Bible, which is the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible, was a gift from Judy Rauenhorst Mahoney, a 1974 graduate of the College. “I thought ‘Oh, I love books, I love Saint Mary’s, I really need to get the word out about this wonderful book,’” Mahoney said. “Here at Saint Mary’s College, it can be an influence on students, faculty and the broader South Bend community.” The book is composed of seven volumes; however, only four volumes were presented to the College Wednesday. The other three volumes will be presented after they are completed. Each day, the librarians will choose a new page of the Bible to display, said Fr. Eric Hollas, senior associate for Arts and Cultural Affairs at Saint John University. “As they change the pages each day and alternate volumes, people will read pages just to meditate on that passage in the Bible,” Hollas said. “Other people are going to be interested because of the art. Other people are going to be interested just because it’s a masterpiece. “With the changes in the pages every day, there’s always something new to look at, something new to appreciate.” Hollas said he hopes the Bible will still draw attention for years to come. “My hope is that in a thousand years from now, people will be looking at it,” Hollas said.last_img read more

Panamanian airline begins direct service to Jamaica

first_imgTourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says COPA Airways has a level of connectivity throughout South America that is unparallel by any other airline of its size.KINGSTON, Jamaica — Panamanian airline COPA Airways has commenced twice weekly direct flights between Panama and Montego Bay.The inaugural service out of the Tocumen International Airport arrived at the Sangster International Airport here on Sunday with approximately 150 passengers.Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett underscored the importance of partnerships with such airlines, noting that the emerging tourism markets of South America are being viewed by his ministry as a source of inbound air traffic to be tapped into, to cover eventualities within the traditional markets.“So, it is against that background that we looked hard and long, to see what was the best medium, what was the best carrier, what provided the best fit for Jamaica, at this time; what was most cost effective and what would give the efficiencies that we require to enable us to make that incursion and to do it quickly,” he stated.He added that several discussions were held with airlines across South America and, after lengthy deliberations, COPA Airlines was chosen for final negotiations.“Because COPA had a level of connectivity throughout South America unparallel by any other airline of its size,” he explained.COPA flights to Jamaica will mean 10,000 additional airline seats for the upcoming Winter Tourist Season.Jamaica has targeted US$850 million in earnings for the period with a 4.7 percent increase in visitor arrivals.With a fleet of 73 planes, COPA Airlines is projecting that nine new destinations would be added to its present route network by year end.This would provide a total of 293 daily flights to 49 cities in 28 countries across the American continent. Caribbean 360 News LifestyleTravel Panamanian airline begins direct service to Jamaica by: – December 15, 2011 32 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

Pac-10 matchup on tap

first_imgAs the USC women’s basketball team prepares to host rival UCLA on Sunday, one statistic has the team’s attention.The winner will take over sole possession of third place in the Pac-10 Conference.Ready · Senior guard Heather Oliver anticipates a tough game. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan “This is more than just a rivalry game,” sophomore guard Ashley Corral said. “Whoever wins this game moves ahead of the other [in the conference standings].”That doesn’t mean the Women of Troy (9-6, 3-1) are discounting the importance of beating their crosstown rival. Even newcomers like first-year coach Michael Cooper are well aware of how heated the rivalry can be.“We almost don’t need to win another game if we beat UCLA,” Cooper quipped. “It’s going to be a big game.”Corral, a Washington native, said she learned what the rivalry truly meant once she stepped foot on campus.“As soon as you get to USC you realize the rivalry,” Corral said. “I’ve never been a Bruins fans. I don’t ever plan on being one.”Beating UCLA will be no easy task for the Women of Troy. UCLA (10-5, 3-1) took No. 2 Stanford to the wire last weekend before losing 65-61. By comparison, USC lost to the Cardinal earlier this season by 20 points.“It’s going to be a tough game,” senior guard Heather Oliver said. “They came really close to Stanford last weekend.”Cooper said one of his challenges over the past week has been keeping his team on an even keel.“We don’t want to get too hyped up for [the game],” he said. “But we also don’t want to be too low.”Another challenge for the Women of Troy will be the physicality of UCLA. Cooper said that the Bruins, while not a particularly tall team, have a lot of girth down low. Still, he expects his players to hold their own in the paint.“We’ve been undersized against everyone and we’ve overcome that all season long,” he said.One area where USC should have an advantage is at the end of the game. If the score is close late, count on the Women of Troy coming out on top. USC has won all three of its conference games this season by four points or less.“We’re starting to realize what it takes to win games,” Oliver said. “We learned a lot from last year when we lost a lot of close games. Now we’re relaxed.”The Women of Troy will need to bottle up some of that experience for what should be a tightly contested game.Tip off is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.last_img read more

Better Collective goes for Goal in Poland

first_img Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Submit Share Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Related Articles Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Super affiliate Better Collective is extending its presence in the regulated Polish market by picking up the assets of the popular Goal.pl Group, marking the eighth major acquisition achieved by the company in 2017.Better Collective says that this particular acquisition helps further its long term strategy of expanding its presence within regulated markets. The firm is particularly interested in boosting its reach in the Polish market, due to its growing economy and recent regulation of the sports betting market.Goal.pl was an attractive prospect thanks to its alignment with Better Collective’s core competencies relating to sports betting. Founded in 2002, the Goal.pl Group consists of over 15 domains that attract over a million visitors per month thanks to its engaging approach to sports content.Run by CEO and sports journalist Cezary Brzuzy, the Goal.pl group’s assets are all built around sports journalism and high quality sports content. Its biggest site, goal.pl with domains including PrimeraDivision.pl and seriea.pl, has become one of Poland’s biggest and most trusted sources for European football news. Another major site in the Goal.pl Group’s inventory includes wislakrakow.com, which is the biggest news site for fans of the top tier football team Wisła Krakow.As part of the deal, Brzuzy will remain on board with his editorial team to continue their journalism work, while working in close co-operation with Better Collective’s office in Copenhagen.He explained: “We have decided to sell our assets to Better Collective because we believe that together we will be able to further develop the websites belonging to Goal.pl Group. I am convinced that with the support of specialists working for Better Collective and their industry experience, our sites will become a more attractive place for both football fans and our business partners, including the legal bookmakers present on the Polish market.”Michal Kopec, Head of M&A at Better Collective, commented: “We are very excited to announce this acquisition. We see a lot of potential in the sports betting sector in Poland, and we are confident that with the 2018 World Cup around the corner, and new operators applying for Polish sport betting licences, we will be able to drive this business forward.“Goal.pl Group’s previous owner has done a great job in developing their network, and we are keen to add our own expertise to bring the sites to the next level. Plus, after making seven other acquisitions across Europe in 2017, I’m personally very happy to close out the year with a deal being reached in my home nation of Poland.”Kopec will be discussing the M&A environment at this year’s Betting on Football Conference, held at Stamford Bridge across 20-23 March. He will be part of a panel looking at investment in the gambling and affiliate industries. To find out more, click here. Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

Bengal off-spinner Chatterjee claims 6/0

first_imgKolkata, Apr 9 (PTI) Bengal off-spinner Writtick Chatterjee today notched up a rare feat, claiming six wickets without conceding any run to hand Bhowanipore Club a 253-run win over Mohammedan Sporting in a Cricket Association of Bengal First Division two-day playoff match here today. Chatterjee claimed wickets in his first, third and fifth balls of his first over to begin his wicket taking spree. In the second over, he once again foxed their opponents with two scalps in first and sixth balls and in his third over he wiped out the tail in the second ball to return with astonishing figures of 2.2-2-0-6. His spectacular effort skittled out Mohammedan Sporting for 37 in 13.2 overs in reply to Bhowanipore Clubs 290 in 83.5 overs at the Deshbandhu Park ground. The 23-year-old, who calls himself a batting all-rounder, hoped to continue his fine run to return to Bengal after his debut in the 2013-14 season when he played three matches. “Everything went as per my plan and I could not hope for a better finish. I hope to hold on to this and win matches for Bengal. Hopefully, one day I will able to play for the country like many aspiring cricketers,” Chatterjee, who idolises Sachin Tendulkar in batting and Englishman Graeme Swann in bowling, said. Chatterjee, however, narrowly missed to equal former East Bengal medium pacer Shyam Sundar Ghoshs feat of 7/0 in CAB First Division Knock Out match against Deaf and Dumb way back in 1963-64. Brief Scores: Bhowanipore Club 290; 83.5 overs beat Mohammedan Sporting 37; 13.2 overs (Writtick Chatterjee 6/0). Bhowanipore Club won by 253 runs. PTI TAP PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more