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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CTVs Sought for Trianel Windpark Borkum

first_imgTrianel Windkraftwerk Borkum has issued a tender for the provision of two crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to service the 200MW Trianel Windpark Borkum I in the German North Sea and nearby offshore wind farms.The wind farm operator is looking for a provider or providers of two CTVs, one with a capacity of at least twelve persons and a weather-related crossing of at least two meters, and the other with a capacity of at least 24 persons and a weather-related crossing of at least two and a half meters.The charter will start on 15 January, and end on 31 December 2020, with two 12-month options to renew.The time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is 6 November.The first Trianel Windpark Borkum phase comprises 40 5MW Adwen turbines which have been operational since 2015.Trianel Windpark Borkum II, currently under construction, will add 32 Senvion 6.2M152 turbines scheduled to be completed next year.last_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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