The University announced in a Monday press release that Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, will be the school’s primary commencement speaker this year.In addition to his commencement address, Patriarch Bartholomew will also receive an honorary degree.According to the release, Bartholomew is the “spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide.” His church can trace its origins to Christianity’s earliest days, the release said.“Patriarch Bartholomew has been a champion for understanding and encounter among the world’s religions, as well as for environmental initiatives, religious freedom and human rights,” University President Fr. John Jenkins said in the release. “We are honored that on his visit to the United States in May, the Patriarch will take time to offer his reflections to our graduates and their families.”Bartholomew is the 270th archbishop of Constantinople, according to the release. He has held the post since 1991. He has put a priority on interreligious dialogue with other Christian denominations, as well as Judaism and Islam. He has also worked on issues related to religious freedom, human rights and the environment. He earned the moniker the “Green Patriarch” for his environmental advocacy, the release said.Patriarch Bartholomew was born “Demetrios Arhondonis in 1940 on the island of Imvros,” which is now a part of Turkey, the release said. He was ordained a priest in 1969, after entering the diaconate in 1961.Having previously served as metropolitan — the leader of an archdiocese or diocese — of Philadelphia and Chalcedon, he has been honored with 35 honorary degrees. In 1997, the United States Congress awarded him the Congressional Gold Medal.The release said other honorary degree recipients for this year will be announced later in the semester.Tags: Commencement Speaker, Orthodox Church, Patriarch Bartholomew, University President Fr. John Jenkins
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Heavy rain will continue to fall on Long Island Saturday night into Sunday as storms capable of producing thunderstorms roll across the area, meteorologists said.In a statement posted on its website, the National Weather Service said LI may get drenched with 2 to 3 inches of rain, which could result in minor urban flooding or poor drainage in low lying areas.“There is a small chance that there could be more significant and/or widespread flooding,” the statement said.Forecasters said there is a 90-percent chance of rain Sunday with more thunderstorms possible before 10 a.m. Scattered rain and a patchy fog will follow, the latter developing before noon. The storm could bring up to three quarters of an inch of rain, forecasters said.The dreary forecast continues into the work week with the weather service predicting a 60-percent chance of rain on Monday.If the forecast continues as predicted, LI won’t see the sun until Tuesday.But hey, at least it’s not snowing.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Hundreds of people attended the 30th Annual Geraldo Rivera Golf & Tennis Classic benefitting the nonprofit Life’s WORC and The Family Center for Autism on Thursday at The Creek Club golf course in Locust Valley.Supporters of the sold-out event participated in a day of golf, tennis, lunch and card games followed by a cocktail reception, dinner and silent auction. The guest of honor was Anthony Taormina, Jr., vice president of operations for Rose Mechanical Corp. in Hauppauge. Rivera reflected on the reason for the founding of the nonprofit group that provides support to children and adults with autism.“If government doesn’t do it, that means the private citizens have to step up,” he said. “And a problem like a chronic disability, it never goes away. So every year you have to raise money to keep the services that you have established running, and then you want to broaden the support, because it’s always needed.”Long Island Press co-publisher Vicki Schneps founded Life’s WORC in 1971 out of the needs of her daughter, Lara, who was a resident in the baby buildings of the infamous Willowbrook State institution on Staten Island, which deteriorated after government funding cuts. She gave interviews to reporter Geraldo Rivera, helping him expose deplorable conditions there before she and her husband filed a federal class action lawsuit that closed the institution.“What happens when you have an autistic child?” Rivera continued. “You’re a parent, you work 10 times harder than a parent with an able-bodied kid… What happens when the child is now 20, and you’re 50, they’re 30 and you’re 60, they’re 40 and you’re 70? No one thinks it through – what happens to the autistic child at 50? These are challenges that will last as long as we are here.”The nonprofit Life’s WORC recently opened The Family Center for Autism in Garden City and offers comprehensive services to more than 1,200 people as well as provide running group homes to over 250 more adults with disabilities in Nassau and Suffolk counties as well as Queens.
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When more than 30 percent of our clients describe themselves as “less than effective” at something, we sit up and take notice. And that’s exactly how (and how many) of the board members and CEOs we work with describe the challenge of articulating a compelling future vision for their credit unions.Not having a future vision for your credit union is a genuine problem, but one that can be overcome (though not easily, or a third of our clients wouldn’t be struggling with it!). Is your credit union challenged with crafting or updating the foundational components of your overall strategic plan—vision, mission and strategic goals—as well as the more specific strategic objectives and metrics undergirding them?It’s worth the struggle to get your future vision right. This is much more than just a convenient tagline or agreeable-sounding statement in your annual report. The conscious or unconscious future vision that a board and senior team hold in their heads has real consequences. Crafting a clear and effective path forward that will truly benefit members is among the most critical and nuanced challenges you will collectively undertake. Yet many boards and executive teams spend less time thinking about the consequential strategic issues facing their credit union than they do on small changes to the loan-loss ratio, car loan volume or even on a single member complaint suggesting that the carpet needs to be replaced in a branch.We recently facilitated the CUES Director Development Seminar in Santa Fe, N.M. When we asked the 100-plus attendees who included strategic discussions regularly on their board meeting agendas, one brave soul posited, “Well, we have an agenda item called the ‘strategic moment.’” Though the room spontaneously filled with laughter, the speaker was quite serious, and everyone knew it. Many other attendees may have recognized that by including such a “moment” on the agenda, their colleague was likely well ahead of their own routine meetings typically filled with data-intensive, financial and fiduciary oversight reports. continue reading »
Every year, countless people make New Year’s resolutions. And every year, countless people break them. Why do you think that is?I suspect it has to do with the fact that most people confuse “resolutions” with “goals.”So, let’s talk about the difference between the two. Then, let’s talk about how your credit union can make some.New Year’s Resolutions vs New Year’s GoalsNew Year’s goals are almost as common as resolutions, but they’re a lot harder to follow. Often, they’re things like: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
“We have positioned ourselves in one of the most promising tourist destinations in the Republic of Croatia, not only because of its great tourist potential in natural and cultural resources, but also because of human resources that with their dedicated work, commitment and enthusiasm successfully respond to the challenges of tourism. are among the most deserving for the fantastic tourist results that we are sincerely proud of “, said Šibenik – Knin County Prefect Goran Pauk during the award ceremony. Recognition City of Skradin – gastro destination 2018.Recognition of the island of Prvić – an authentic coastal destination in 2018.Recognition to the Bisage Travel Agency – contribution to the tourist offer of creative agency programsRecognition to the Karika agency – contribution and promotion of active tourism in the countyRecognition to the Public Institution in Culture – Fortress of Culture – contribution to the improvement of the cultural offer in the destinationRecognition to the Public Institution Nature – contribution to the development of sustainable tourismRecognition Apartments Mediteraneo – family Perković – family accommodation 2018.Recognition of marinas D – Marin Mandalina – contribution to the development of nautical tourismRecognition of Vinko taverns – contribution to the development and promotion of the autochthonous gastronomic offer in the countyRecognition Cantinetta restaurant – gastronomic offer 2018Recognition agrotourism Galjin dvor – contribution to the tourist offer of selective forms of tourismRecognition hotel “King Krešimir IV” – a small boutique heritage hotel 2018.Recognition hotel “Borovnik” – family hotel 2018.Recognition camp Jasenovo – small camp 2018.Recognition Vjeko Bašić – Chef of the Year 2018Mia Deković Award – Tourist Guide 2018Recognition Deni Design – Daniel Hrg – contribution to the brand of the destinationRecognition of the project “Dark side of medieval Šibenik” innovative interpretation of the heritage of the destinationRecognition Regatta Latin Sail – a traditional event in 2018Recognition OK Bench – Studio Idearium – innovation of the yearSpecial recognition to the Chef’s stage event – an exceptional promotion of top gastronomySpecial recognition restaurant Fešta – a special contribution to the gastro brand of the destinationSpecial recognition for the Adventure Šibenik event – event of the year 2018. On the occasion of the Šibenik-Knin County Tourism Day, the Šibenik City Hall today, for the third year in a row, awarded the “Golden Boule” to tourist and catering employees of the Šibenik-Knin County who contributed to improving the tourist offer and raising its quality in 2018. Source / Photo: Šibenik-Knin County List of winners of the “Golden Boule”: For the third year in a row, 23 awards were presented, of which 3 special awards to the most deserving tourist and catering employees of Šibenik-Knin County
Turkey’s health minister said Monday that the country is using a drug sent from China on patients suffering from the novel coronavirus. “From this morning we have brought a special drug used in China which is claimed to have resulted in improvements in intensive care patients, cutting their time in care from 11-12 days to four days,” Fahrettin Koca told reporters.He did not give more information on the drug but the anti-malarial drug chloroquine has recently been used to treat coronavirus patients in China as well as France. While Koca did not detail where the positive cases were in Turkey, he said the virus had spread across the country.He did say there were fewer than 10 cases in Turkey’s Van province, which borders badly-hit Iran.He also said some health workers had caught the coronavirus, without giving figures.A further 32,000 health workers will be employed during the crisis, he told a press conference in Ankara.Koca also said that face masks produced in Turkey “will not be exported” as the country was in need. There had been speculation that Koca might announce a state of emergency, but he urged Turks to “announce their own state of emergency” as he insisted citizens adhere to measures already announced by Ankara.Turkish authorities have ordered those aged 65 and above and those with chronic illnesses to stay at home, while most public spaces have been temporarily closed. Topics : Some researchers have said chloroquine shows great promise, though scientists have agreed that more trials are needed to determine if the drug is really effective and safe.According to figures released late Monday, Turkey has officially recorded 1,529 coronavirus cases and 37 deaths.Koca said 50,000 rapid detection kits had arrived from China on Monday and had begun to be used, with 300,000 expected by Thursday.The minister added that the Chinese government agreed with Turkey to share information on the novel coronavirus as the two countries step up cooperation to fight against the pandemic.
Mikel Arteta should consider signing PSG striker Edinson Cavani if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaves Arsenal, says Darren Bent Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could leave Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta should consider signing PSG star Edinson Cavani if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaves Arsenal this summer, according to former England striker Darren Bent.Aubameyang has scored 61 goals in 97 matches for Arsenal since signing from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 and was named the Gunners’ club captain following Granit Xhaka’s axing earlier in the season.But despite his influence at the Emirates, Aubameyang is being strongly linked with a move away from north London ahead of the summer transfer window.Arteta still hopes to convince the Gabon international to sign a contract extension but Arsenal may be tempted to sell Aubameyang this summer rather than risk losing him for nothing in 12 months’ time.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBent says Arsenal may well be forced to offload Aubameyang in the coming months and has identified Cavani as a potential target for the Gunners if they lose their star striker.Cavani has been one of the most prolific goalscorers in Europe over the past decade – scoring 200 goals in 301 games for PSG – but is looking for a new club ahead of the summer.‘I’d probably take the next six weeks and try and convince Aubameyang to stay,’ Bent told talkSPORT. Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 15 Jun 2020 11:40 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link369Shares Advertisement Darren Bent believes Arsenal should look to sign Edinson Cavani (Picture: Getty)‘But if towards the end of that six weeks you can’t convince him then you’ve got to try and get as much money as you can [for him].‘Arsenal fans will be sick of seeing their star – and captain – leave again for nothing.‘And I’d look to maybe replace him with somebody who will be Arsenal’s centre-forward for the next five years.‘But if that person isn’t out there then I’d look at someone like [Edinson] Cavani, who is coming out of contract now at PSG.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Even if you get him in for a season as a stopgap because you’ve got young strikers there like Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah who look like they can be top players.‘As an Arsenal fan, if Aubameyang left of course I’d be upset but I’d rather see him go now so we get something for him and can replace him than see him walk away for nothing in 12 months.’Aubameyang, meanwhile, broke his silence on his future at Arsenal over the weekend and insisted it was up to the Gunners to convince him to sign a new deal.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Luiz and Sokratis have improved under Arteta at Arsenal, says SagnaMORE: Fabregas insists Arteta has ‘much harder job’ at Arsenal than Chelsea’s Lampard Advertisement
Grealish has a big decision to make on his future (Picture: Getty Images)Former Liverpool midfielder Don Hutchison says Jack Grealish should snub Manchester United and move to Arsenal instead.The Aston Villa midfielder played a pivotal role in helping his boyhood club retain their Premier League status, but now faces a big decision on his next move.United are keen on bringing Grealish to Old Trafford, but Metro.co.uk understands that they are unwilling to meet Villa’s £75 million asking price.Arsenal have since expressed their interest in the English playmaker and Hutchison believes that given the competition in the Red Devils’ midfield, the 24-year-old would be better off joining the Gunners.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I think it’s all about timing,’ Hutchison told ESPN FC. ‘The form of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba has probably swayed Ole to stick with those two, if Paul Pogba hangs around, so timing is probably not on Jack’s side to go somewhere like Man United. Advertisement Advertisement Grealish is on Solskjaer’s transfer wish list (Picture: Getty Images)‘I think he’d be a good signing for them, obviously, Liverpool as well. ‘I think Arsenal at this present time would be a very good move for him. ‘Having said that, it just depends on who else arsenal bring in. Because if they expect to bring in Jack Grealish for between £40-45m and expect Arsenal to get to the top four, it ain’t gonna happen. More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘So, if Jack Grealish is a stepping stone in terms of they’re going to then attract better players in different positions I.e. centre-halves, then they have got a chance. ‘I think for Jack it will be a pretty good move because they’re a footballing side.’MORE: Arsenal’s FA Cup final won’t be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s last game for the club, says Mikel ArtetaMORE: Cesc Fabregas explains why his Chelsea team were winners and Arsenal were notFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Comment Jack Grealish urged to snub Manchester United transfer in favour of Arsenal by Don Hutchison Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 Jul 2020 1:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares
Advertisement Pulisic has been in devastating form for the Blues (Picture: Getty)Ex-Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been in outstanding form for Chelsea since the season’s restart – scoring seven goals in all competitions – but Nicholas feels Pulisic poses an even more significant threat.‘The big problem for me is not so much our former player Giroud – although he has been in excellent goalscoring form – but it’s probably the player who has impressed as much as anybody apart from De Bruyne or Mane this season and that’s Pulisic,’ Nicholas added.‘Pulisic has been absolutely breathtaking to watch, even as an Arsenal man worrying about him for this FA Cup final. ‘But I’m pretty confident. We’ve got goals in the team at Arsenal, we’ve got pace. I’d like to see Saka start rather than Pepe with Lacazette or Aubameyang. I’m confident and I can see Arsenal just nicking it.’Which team will come out on top in the FA Cup final?Arsenal0%Chelsea0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mesut Ozil’s agent speaks out on Arsenal future and reveals likely leaving dateMORE: Olivier Giroud explains why he’s not ‘worried’ about Timo Werner’s arrival at Chelsea Charlie Nicholas makes FA Cup final prediction and identifies ‘big problem’ for Arsenal against Chelsea Metro Sport ReporterThursday 30 Jul 2020 4:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Comment Nicholas says Luiz’s mistakes are a cause for concern (Picture: Getty)And Nicholas is predicting a similar outcome on Saturday evening despite his concerns about Arsenal’s error-prone central defender David Luiz.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘The way that David Luiz plays, you don’t know what will happen,’ the ex-Arsenal forward told Sky Sports.‘That’s the fabric of the personality that Chelsea had and got the best out of and Arsenal have and don’t get the best out of. ‘He’s a real talent and I love watching him when he’s in form and he fancies it but he’s got a mistake in him because of the fabric of his personality. ‘So we have to take that risk, we don’t have many choices at the back. It’ll be a back-three, David Luiz will be the central figure in that and we have to rely on him.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalNicholas continued: ‘The thing is, Chelsea have also been playing with a back-three recently and I don’t think they’re any better than Arsenal so the wide areas is going to be key.‘I’m delighted that Tierney has finally got fit and starting to look the real deal for Arsenal and I think that really that’s where Arsenal could win this: in the wide areas, with pace and pinning Chelsea back.’ Chelsea and Arsenal do battle at Wembley in this year’s FA Cup final (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas has backed Arsenal to get their hands on the FA Cup for a 14th time this weekend but believes Chelsea attacker Christian Pulisic could be a ‘big problem’ for his former club at Wembley. Both Mikel Arteta and Frank Lampard will be looking to secure their first piece of silverware in what is a repeat of the 2017 final after Arsenal saw off Manchester City and Chelsea defeated Manchester United in the last round.Arsenal came out on top three years ago as Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey got on the scoresheet versus a 10-man Chelsea side – the result saw the Gunners overtake Manchester United to become most the successful team in the history of the competition. Advertisement