Cavadini discusses eating disorders

first_imgWednesday night in Ryan Hall, Dr. Katie Cavadini, assistant chair to the department of theology at Notre Dame, drew on her personal experiences with anorexia and talked with students about eating disorders and the role faith can play in healing victims in an event titled “Created in God’s Image: Faith and Friendship’s Role in an Eating Disorder.”“The title of this evening’s event is a summary of Genesis 1:26 — an ancient verse where we encounter an enduring statement about humankind,” Cavadini said. “We are God’s creation. We are made in his likeness. So let’s begin while considering this idea.”Cavadini said her experience with eating disorders began during her career as a competitive swimmer early in her teen years.”When I was just 13, or probably 12, I [began] to develop, slowly, little by little, an eating disorder,” she said. “Each day, I would make a small sacrifice of a little food. But those sacrifices slowly grew into rather serious foregoings. Why? Well, all for something Notre Dame is not very unfamiliar with — the desire for athletic glory.“I was an excellent young swimmer, and I absolutely loved that about myself. And the fact that my coach was convinced that I was a young Olympian in the making helped convince me that [swimming] was the center of my everything. This, of course would require sacrifices.”Dr. Cavadini said she was content with her harmful lifestyle and doing whatever it took to fulfill her potential as a swimmer. She said she felt her success was completely determined by the scale, even if she wasn’t aware of the reality of what was happening to her.“I remember my mother imploring me one day, ‘Katie, don’t disappear.’” Cavadini said. “I remember how uncomfortable it was to sleep […] and I wondered why was my mattress felt like it was filled with rocks? I finally realized the only rocks in my bed were my own bones.”Before letting students discuss their own experiences, questions and thoughts on eating disorders, Cavadini finished by saying she called on religious teachings and values to help her recover after receiving crucial support from her parents.“My parents tried many, many, many, times. How do you teach something one cannot actually see? How do you ask someone to admit their sense of reality is not actually real or true?” Cavadini said. “Little by little, I’d say. You’d correct your vision little by little. Slowly opening up a vision founded upon gratitude.“Here, we can turn to, I think, one of the greatest little things of our time … [the teachings of St.] Therese de Lisieux — the sanctification of each day, each act, and doing every tedious little thing in our daily life for God. This way is to train oneself to remain always aware of the one true reality of appreciating creation. … In retrospect, this was the way my parents worked on me. Little by little.”last_img read more

Downtowns Share $300,000 In Transportation Grants

first_imgDowntowns Share $300,000 In Transportation GrantsBennington, Bristol, Burlington, Montpelier and Rutland Are WinnersMONTPELIER, Vt. (October 30 ,2008) – Five Vermont communities will be sharing more than $300,000 in state grants to pay for transportation infrastructure improvements in their downtowns, officials announced today. The Vermont Downtown Development Board also approved Village Center Designation for East Montpelier at its meeting Monday.”These grants will help strengthen these important centers of job creation and social activity,” said Kevin Dorn, Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and chairman of the Downtown Development Board. “This is in keeping with Governor Jim Douglas’ vision of revitalizing Vermont’s downtowns.”The awards include:* Bennington – $5,157 for street signs, planters, and trees.* Bristol – – $74,772 for Prince Lane improvements to the back side of Main Street buildings to include undergrounding utilities, and a new sidewalk that will open up access to the rear of the buildings, clean up a neglected area, and improve pedestrian safety.* Burlington – $75,000 to contribute to a complete replacement of street lights at the Church Street Marketplace.* Montpelier – $74,961 for restoring an historic railroad turntable and creating a new public park, Turntable Park, on Stone Cutters Way.* Rutland – $75,000 for replacing streetlights on Strong’s Avenue and Washington Street, the fifth phase of the downtown streetlight project in Rutland.”These projects represent important investments in our communities, which not only help promote commerce but also help prevent sprawl and make our citizens less dependent on automobiles,” Dorn said.The transportation grant program was created specifically to support downtown capital transportation projects through the Vermont Downtown Program, which is part of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development.The Downtown Board also approved designation of East Montpelier’s village center, which runs along Route 2 roughly from the East Montpelier Home Center and just north of Mekkelsen’s RV, to the town offices and fire station at the junction of Routes 2 and 14.In addition to providing training, technical assistance, and administering grant and tax credit programs, the Downtown Program also oversees designation of downtowns and village centers.To date, 23 downtowns and 83 village centers have been designated and all older and historic buildings in these designated areas are eligible for state revitalization incentives.To become a Designated Downtown, communities must have both a downtown revitalization organization and demonstrate their commitment and capacity to support such a program, as well as meet several other requirements. Village Centers go through a similar, but abbreviated process.Both designated downtowns and village centers are also eligible to compete tax credits for historic and older building rehabilitation.More information can be found at the Agency of Commerce and Community Development’s Vermont Downtown Program website, www.historicvermont.org/programs/downtown.html(link is external)-30-last_img read more

LIRR to Run on Weekend Schedule Wednesday

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This 53-foot-long, 80-ton steel snow removal vehicle dubbed ‘Darth Vader’ is part of Long Island Rail Road’s winter weather arsenal. (Photo: MTA / LIRR)The MTA announced Tuesday evening that the Long Island Rail Road will run on a weekend scheduled Wednesday due to the winter storm slamming the Island.That means the railroad will provide approximately 60 to 65 percent of the trains available on a typical weekday schedule.The MTA attributed its decision to heavy snowfall, sub-zero temperatures and strong winds brought on by the coastal storm.The LIRR’s threshold to suspend service is between 10 to 13 inches of snow. It also takes icing and sustained winds into consideration when determining whether to alter services.“The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced tonight that it expects to run modified service Wednesday, January 22, as the region digs out from today’s heavy snowfall amid sub-freezing temperatures and strong winds,” it said in a statement. “Service patterns will differ across the MTA network based on how the operating agencies were affected by the storm, which ranged from light snow in the lower Hudson Valley to large bands and heavy drifts on Long Island.”The LIRR was experiencing up to 20 minute long system-wide delays due to weather conditions.The likelihood of significant snowfall—up to 14 inches—strong winds, and bone-chill temperatures was enough for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency in both Nassau and Suffolk counties Tuesday.A winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 a.m.The National Weather Service said the wind chill could be as low as 13 degrees below zero.Long Islanders should expect to wake up Wednesday morning to temperatures in the teens.The weather service has said heavy snow could continue to fall until 4 a.m.last_img read more

Jafari-Fini tightens grip on Chesterton

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Concerns raised over habouring Dominican children

first_img Share LocalNews Concerns raised over habouring Dominican children by: – June 28, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share Photo credit; arvaghgfc.comA Dominican magistrate has raised concerns over the harboring of Dominican children.Magistrate Gloria Augustus told a Pichlein village council meeting on Sunday that the law makes provisions for people to be penalized if they are responsible for juveniles not being at school.“For those who encourage other people’s children to come and stay at their homes. Young people run away and go and stay by friends, boyfriends…this has been happening. If your boy or your girl brings someone here, try and find out why they are at your home. If they come in late, give them sleep and then take them to the authorities for help…do not harbor them at your home,” she said. She said the legal system is being too lenient on such matters.“We are going to get very tight on that. There are people harboring children at their home even on school days,” she said.Dominica Vibes News 18 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Area Boys & Girls Basketball Scores

first_imgWRBI Area High School Basketball Scores.Girls Basketball   (1-29)Southwestern Hanover  54     South Ripley  33Trinity Lutheran  53     Shawe Memorial  40Switzerland County  48     Carroll County  32Southwestern Shelby  70     Eastern Hancock  59Boys Basketball   (1-29)East Central  56     Franklin County  50Southwestern Shelby  57     South Decatur  49Eastern Hancock  61     Shenandoah  41Girls Middle School Basketball Scores.7th Grade:  St. Lawrence  35     St. Louis  98th Grade:  St. Louis  59     St. Lawrence  12last_img read more

Henrik Stenson in box seat after opening round of Tour Championship

first_img Casey, who has not played in the Tour Championship since 2010 after suffering from injuries and a loss of form, told Sky Sports 4: “It’s great to be back. I have been through a lot since then so it’s wonderful to be among the top 30 with a chance of winning the FedEx Cup. “It’s a course I really like, very classic. It sets up very well for my game; you have to put yourself in good position off the tee, a high ball flight helps and these greens are as quick as Augusta, and that’s what I like.” McIlroy admitted on Wednesday that the bonus money “l uckily, doesn’t sort of mean much to me any more” but insisted he was determined to add the FedEx Cup title to his CV after finishing second to Billy Horschel 12 months ago. The world number two was one over par after six holes and admitted he needed the “spark” provided by holing from 12 feet for birdie on the difficult seventh hole. “I felt like I was playing pretty well but to hole a putt like that down the hill gave me a lot of confidence,” McIlroy said. “I feel like I am swinging well. I hit a lot of shots pretty close today and am going to have to continue to do that over the week to have a chance.” Former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen withdrew after 13 holes with a hamstring injury, reducing the field to 28 after Jim Furyk was forced to miss out due to a wrist problem. Press Association As one of the top five in the FedEx Cup standings coming into the season finale, Stenson knows his first victory of the season will see him claim the eight-figure bonus on top of the first prize of USD1,485,000. “It was great,” the 39-year-old told Sky Sports 4. “I’m coming here with a purpose and trying to play my best golf of the year and I managed to do that so I am very happy. “It’s still early doors, it’s going to be a long week and a lot of players trying to chase me down but I got the start I wanted.” Stenson made a flying start with birdies on the first three holes and, after picking up another shot on the sixth, reduced the 600-yard ninth to a three wood off the tee, four-wood approach and eagle putt from 45 feet. Asked if he was thinking of shooting 59 after birdies on the 10th and 12th, Stenson added: “Not so much. I was more trying to think about giving myself opportunities and I didn’t really give myself good chances on 13, 14 or 15. “The finish here is not easy. I think I made all my scores on the front nine when I won here in 2013. The last three holes you are pretty happy if you can play them in par every day.” World number one Jason Day, Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson are the other players who control their own destiny, Spieth faring best with a 68, Day and Fowler shooting 69 and Watson level par. Day, who was 101 under par for his last seven events, matched Stenson’s opening three birdies at the first three holes, but t he US PGA champion then drove out of bounds on the fifth and ran up a triple-bogey seven. Sweden’s Henrik Stenson put himself in pole position to win the Tour Championship, FedEx Cup and USD10million bonus for the second time in three years after the first round in Atlanta. Stenson had the opportunity to shoot the seventh 59 in PGA Tour history when he played the first 12 holes at East Lake in eight under par thanks to six birdies and an eagle. And although the Ryder Cup star played the last six in one over par, an opening seven-under-par 63 was one better than his first round in 2013 and gave him a two-shot lead over England’s Paul Casey, with Rory McIlroy and Open champion Zach Johnson a shot further back. last_img read more

Stocco hopes to win in NFL, too

first_imgJohn Stocco is a winner. You want his résumé for the NFL? Don’t look at the 40-yard dash time, or how far he can launch a pigskin — look no further than his record.29-7. 18-6 in Big Ten games. 2-1 in bowl games. Had it not been for a late-season shoulder injury, John Stocco very well might have left Wisconsin as the winningest quarterback in the school’s history. “Hey, the kid’s won, and that’s important,” Jesse Kaye, a scout for the New York Jets, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “(Brooks) Bollinger was more of an athlete who’s developed as a passer. (Jim) Sorgi was maybe a little more advanced as a passer. And this guy is a combination of the two.”Along with Thomas, Stocco was the only other Badger invited to the NFL Combine, and had mixed results, checking in as one of the shortest (6-foot-1 1/2) and slowest (5.11 40-yard dash) quarterbacks tested. However, Stocco made up for some of his negative stats with an impressive passing display, completing 15 of 22 passes to wide receivers at the final day of the Combine, drawing the attention of talent evaluators. “Some of the early throws when he was just doing the drops, I thought he was really mechanical,” offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell of the Minnesota Vikings told the Journal Sentinel. “He was better in just the throwing to receivers. He threw accurately. He had a nice career. Tough kid. He’s a winner.”While many scouts at the Combine predicted Stocco to be a mid-to-late round selection, in the weeks since, the quarterback pool has deepened, and the UW stalwart’s prospects for being picked have slimmed a bit. ESPN draft expert Todd McShay left Stocco out of his full seven-round draft projection, and Stocco hasn’t been mentioned by many draft gurus as a hot prospect. However, even if Stocco does slide through the draft unselected, it is without question that he will get his shot in the NFL as a post-draft free agent signee. At that point Stocco will once again be able to show what he is: a winner.last_img read more