Time to Heal Dinner to promote solidarity

first_imgThe Gender Relations Center (GRC) will host its annual Time to Heal dinner Thursday evening in the Morris Inn ballroom, bringing Sexual Violence Awareness month to a close.“The Time to Heal Dinner affords an opportunity for our community to come together over a meal, to share stories and to extend support to those who have been affected by sexual violence or interpersonal violence,” Regina Gesicki, assistant director of educational initiatives for the GRC, said.The event, which is open to all in the Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and greater South Bend community, will include a business-casual dinner and a keynote speech delivered by a survivor of sexual violence, Gesicki said. The speech will be followed by a healing ritual, a prayer for healing and a vocal performance with songs centered on courage and hope. The program will also include a recitation of “impact statements,” providing testimony to the many ways violence pervades student life as well as the ways the community is working to heal from and prevent future violence.“I have attended the event the past two years, and the atmosphere is very welcoming and empathetic,” junior Chizo Ekechukwu, an event facilitator for the GRC, said. “Unless you have personally experienced sexual violence or know someone who has, you are unable to completely relate to the survivors. But just being there to support them and walk with them in the healing process means the world.”The dinner is the last event of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. Other events throughout the month of October included a mass of healing in the Log Chapel, bystander intervention workshops, a Men Against Violence pledge drive and the distribution of free GRC t-shirts and cups.“Our objectives this year were to raise awareness, to support survivors and to provide concrete ways for members of our community to take action to prevent future incidents of violence,” Gesicki said. “The Time to Heal dinner is a space to accomplish all three of these goals. We come together after this month of varied events to listen, support and commit to taking care of our brothers and sisters.”Ekechukwu said the event is both a learning opportunity and a stance of solidarity.“Many students do not know much about sexual violence or the toll it can really take on people’s lives,” she said. “This event allows students to become more aware of the issues and reassures survivors that they have a whole community of support here at Notre Dame.”Solidarity with survivors and keeping an open mind is imperative for this event, Gesicki said.“We hope that our campus culture will continue to shift toward one in which violence of any kind is not tolerated,” she said.Tags: Gender Relations Center, GRC, sexual violence awareness, Sexual Violence Awareness Month, Time to Heallast_img read more

NFL Week 14 Weather Updates: Rain, wind could impact fantasy start ’em, sit ’em choices for Ravens-Bills, Giants-Eagles, more

first_imgWEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerNFL Week 14 weather updatesRavens @ Bills. This figures to be the windiest game of the week — and likely the biggest weather worry. Temperatures will be around 40 degrees, but a 15-20-mph sustained wind with gusts over 30 mph will push “feels-like” temps closer to 30 degrees. The wind really is the primary concern and could be an issue for kicks and longer throws. Still, we are talking about a pair of athletic, mobile, and strong-armed quarterbacks, so even with an expected eight-percent decrease to passing and scoring, I wouldn’t call this a “stay away” game (stats courtesy of WeatherEdge).Bengals @ Browns. This will be another breezy game, but maybe just a tick less windy than in Buffalo. I’d expect sustained winds around 15 mph with gusts around 25 mph. That will have a slight impact to passing/kicking.Redskins @ Packers. It’s going to be cold, but not overly frigid or unusual for Green Bay standards. There’s also a chance for showers/drizzle and some occasionally gusty winds. None of the individual factors are enough to recommend fading this game. It’s not perfect, but it’s not bad enough to worry about. Week 14’s NFL weather forecast has a few worrisome spots, and with the fantasy playoffs underway, fantasy football owners can’t afford to botch any start ’em, sit ’em decisions because of weather. The Ravens-Bills and Giants-Eagles are the most worrisome spots because of potentially cold, wind, and rainy conditions, but will any be bad enough to cause you to sit normally reliable players. Before we break down the Week 14 forecast, here’s a reminder that if you have any questions about sports weather or how weather could impact play (and, potentially, your fantasy, DFS, and gambling decisions), don’t hesitate to reach out on Twitter @KevinRothWx or check our hourly NFL weather forecasts on RotoGrinders. To take your game to the next level, subscribe to RotoGrinders’ exclusive WeatherEdge tool and see how different weather conditions have impacted historical scoring. Giants @ Eagles. There’s nothing like watching two bad teams play in bad weather on Monday Night Football. We’re still a few days out here (and I’d recommend checking Twitter before kickoff — @KevinRothWx), but this games presents the best chance of seeing heavy rain this week. With winds aro und 15 mph, it’s a bump down for passing elements and a slight bump up to RBs.WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS:DK Cash | DK GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPAs always, all forecasts are subject to change prior to kickoff. You can follow me on Twitter (@KevinRothWx), check out the hourly automated NFL weather forecasts on RotoGrinders, or take a look at WeatherEdge for updates. We’ve also added automated College Football Weather for those NCAA football fans looking for a little weather insight.last_img read more

Alaska, Magnolia both hungry for elusive PBA title

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Eduard Folayang ready to suit up in upcoming ONE Championship grand prix Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The Aces finished the elimination phase as the third seed. They made their way back into the final dance by taking down old tormentor San Miguel Beer in the quarterfinals and then tripping back-to-back finalist Meralco in the semifinals.The Hotshots, for their part, hope to build on the momentum from dethroning Barangay Ginebra to finally win a title after falling short last conference.But running along the crossfires are ties that go way back.The two coaches were once teammates at the now-defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association and are both shooting for their first title as a chief tactician.As if that’s not enough case of a friendly-fire, Alaska will now be challenged by its 2015 import Romeo Travis as Magnolia veteran PJ Simon goes up a former teammate in Compton.ADVERTISEMENT The Aces look to arrest a Finals drought that has hovered the franchise the last four seasons, while the Hotshots seek to preserve what has been a string of productive outings by their sister teams.“I feel like all of the PBA fans will enjoy with this series,” Magnolia coach Chito Victolero said in Filipino during the series presser Tuesday in Libis. “The competitive edge of both teams will push each other to the limit.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“And both are hungry, too,” he said of the protagonists in the showcase that kicks off Dec. 5 at MOA Arena.“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” chimed in Alaska coach Alex Compton. “What I do know is that they play really hard, they play the right way.” Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “You can’t really choose,” Victolero said, who eliminated Meralco Bolts and Norman Black, who was his first coach in the pros.“We didn’t get the championship so hopefully, I come out wiser and the players that have been through it,” Compton said ahead of the clash. “I think they’re playing the best basketball in the PBA. So if you want to win, we sure as heck get better and work on our game.”“We have a chance again to be in the Finals … we will just have to bring, give our best every single game,” Victolero closed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Streaks will be at stake when Magnolia tangles with Alaska for the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup crown.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more