Moms visit Saint Mary’s campus for tours, blessing

first_imgPhoto courtesey of Nicole O’Toole | The Observer Approximately 240 mothers traveled to Saint Mary’s this past weekend to celebrate the annual Junior Mom’s Weekend (JMW) on campus.Junior class president Nicole O’Toole said the weekend kicked off Friday with a wine and cheese reception in the Student Center Lounge.O’Toole said JMW is a great opportunity to bring the junior class together.“It’s great to meet everybody’s moms and it’s a special opportunity for students to show their mothers just exactly what Saint Mary’s means to them,” O’Toole said.Junior Emmi Hazen said JMW is a great way to honor the special women in our lives.“I think it’s a great way for all of the amazing young women at Saint Mary’s to pay tribute to some of our greatest role models, whether that be our mom, grandmother, sister, aunt, or close family friend,” Hazen said. “They have all helped shape our lives and lead us to Saint Mary’s in one way or another.”Hazen said the weekend is such a special time for the daughters, but also the mothers who have always supported them.“I know my mom was looking forward to coming to this weekend because, although she was not a Saint Mary’s grad herself, she knows how important it has been to me these past three years,” Hazen said.O’Toole said 237 juniors registered for the weekend’s events, amassing the total number of participants at 480.On Saturday afternoon, O’Toole said, there were tours of Reidinger House and Heritage Room and Mass in the Church of Our Lady of Loretto at 5 pm.O’Toole said she read the blessing over the class of 2015 at Mass and it was a unique moment in her time at Saint Mary’s.“I loved getting to read the blessing I wrote for my mom to our entire class,” O’Toole said. “She was crying, I almost started crying, and it was really special for me.”The blessing over the class rings, traditionally scheduled during JMW, has been recently switched to a Senior Week activity, O’Toole said.“[The ring blessing] has been a tradition to be saved for senior week because most girls do not order their rings until JMW so they can pick it out with their moms,” O’Toole said. “Doing it during Senior Week ensures that everybody has their rings for the blessing.”Saturday evening’s cocktail hour and dinner with College President Carol Ann Mooney were followed by a silent auction that raised over $6,000 for the junior class, O’Toole said.Tags: Junior Moms Weekendlast_img read more

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WATCH VIDEO:Thierry Henry shows he still has it with a screamer from outside the box

first_imgWhen he is not breaking Irish hearts or taking the piss out of Robbie Savage, Thierry Henry likes to play a bit of football… and he is quite good at it if we are honest.At the weekend, playing for the New York Red Bulls against Sporting KC, he scored an absolute worldie of a goal right into the top corner of the net. To add to the greatness of the goal, he started off the move with a glorious little touch before sauntering up to the edge of the box and bulging the opposition net.While this may well be his last season in professional football, this video proves he still has plenty to offer the footballing world.Long live King Henry…last_img read more

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Billionaire Joseph Tsai buys rest of Nets, reportedly valuing team at $2.35B

first_imgBillionaire Joseph Tsai has finalized a deal that makes him the sole owner of the Nets and Barclays Center, the team announced Friday. The deal must be approved by the NBA’s Board of Governors and is expected to be finalized by the end of September, the team said.  NBA adjusts schedule to feature LeBron James, other West Coast stars Tsai, 55, already owned 49 percent of the team, which he bought for $1 billion last year. According to a New York Post report this week, he is buying the remaining 51 percent from Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov for $1.35 billion. In total, Tsai will have paid $2.35 billion for the NBA team.“I’ve had the opportunity to witness up close the Brooklyn Nets rebuild that Mikhail started a few years ago,” Tsai said in a release. “He hired a front office and coaching staff focused on player development, he supported the organization with all his resources, and he refused to tank. I will be the beneficiary of Mikhail’s vision, which put the Nets in a great position to compete, and for which I am incredibly grateful.” Related News Tsai’s deal for the Nets would be the largest price paid for a sports team in history, surpassing David Tepper’s $2.2 billion purchase of the NFL’s Panthers in 2018 and Tilman Fertitta’s $2.2 billion deal for the NBA’s Rockets in 2017.center_img Kemba Walker talks leaving Hornets in free agency: ‘Tough days, f—ing tough days’ Last season, the Nets finished with a 42–40 record but have renewed hype because of huge offseason acquisitions of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Durant signed a four-year, $164 million deal with the team, while Irving signed a four-year, $141 million deal.With those high-profile free agent signings, Nets attendance is expected to jump, along with overall revenue.A native of Taiwan, Tsai is worth an estimated $9.9 billion after he co-founded Alibaba, the Chinese equivalent to Amazon. He also owns the San Diego Seals, a box lacrosse franchise in the National Lacrosse League.last_img read more

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