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Saint Mary’s hosts annual Aquinas lecture


first_imgCollege students should not feel the need to be constantly happy, Notre Dame philosophy Professor Alasdair MacIntyre said in the annual McMahon Aquinas lecture Wednesday evening at Saint Mary’s. The lecture, “How Truth Is Approached Through Error: Rereading Aquinas’s Project at ‘Summa Theologiae’ Ia-IIae, qq. 1 and 2,” explored the teachings and writings of 13th century theologian Saint Thomas Aquinas. MacIntyre began his lecture by discussing the way Aquinas approached philosophy. He said Aquinas first introduced readers to the false conclusions reached by earlier philosophers in order to engage readers in an ongoing philosophical discussion. “We as human beings are truth seekers,” he said. Self-defeating, error-prone truth seekers.” MacIntyre explained how Aquinas examined the natural human tendency to desire happiness in the “Summa Theologiae.” To Aquinas, happiness was defined as an achievement of the virtues, particularly the Beatitudes, but as MacIntrye said, this is a difficult concept for 21st-centruy readers to understand. “Happiness has become the name of a psychological state,” he said. MacIntyre said people are less happy because they have become “foolishly self-indulged.” He said people have become “burdened by the notion of happiness” and feel ashamed to admit to being unhappy. Instead, MacIntyre proposed that people, particularly college students, discredit the concept of needing to be happy at all times. He said it is helpful to be unhappy because through displeasure with the current self, a person may then be motivated to grow in virtue. Thomas Graff, a sophomore philosophy major at Notre Dame, said he enjoyed the lecture as an introduction to Aquinas. “I appreciated [MacIntyre’s] ability to not only effectively communicate the misconceptions of human happiness, but also to emphasize the importance of philosophy and virtue as primarily an individual pursuit,” Graff said.last_img read more


Football Lakers blanked by Cato-Meridian, 40-0


first_imgNot stopping there, the Blue Devils turned a bad punt snap and a James Musso interception into two more TD’s, White scoring from 17 yards out and Witkowski converting a one-yard plunge.But Skaneateles was far from the only local team to struggle on Friday. West Genesee, Westhill and Jordan-Elbridge all went on the road, and all took defeats, with only the Wildcats close in a 21-10 loss to Cicero-North Syracuse.Far less was at stake here than it was when C-NS prevailed in the 2018 Section III Class AA final at the Dome. Instead, the main question was whether WG’s defense could do anything to contain Northstars running back Mike Washington, who had burned Fayetteville-Manlius for 261 yards and three touchdowns the week before.That task for the Wildcats proved successful at first, but early in the second period, Washington, from midfield, broke through WG’s front line and dashed 50 yards to the end zone for the game’s first points.That, along with Domenic Isabell’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Adron Pafford with 40 seconds left in the half, helped C-NS establish a 14-0 advantage going into the break.But the Wildcats didn’t go away. WG put together a pair of drives in the third quarter as Exavier Brumfield scored on a one-yard plunge and, a few minutes later, it moved inside the Northstars’ five again.This proved the game’s turning point, for C-NS made a big defensive stand and held WG to a 19-yard Riley Small field goal, which cut the margin to 14-10, but the Wildcats would not score again.Once more, the Northstars returned to its air attack. From his own 19, J.J. Razmovski threw deep and found Pafford, the scoring play covering 81 yards, a big play from which WG never recovered.Westhill, at South Jefferson, never got on the board in a 42-0 defeat to South Jefferson, who had Anthony Rasmussen rush for 193 yards on 21 carries, scoring three touchdowns.Reggie Welch rushed for 106 yards on 30 carries to pace the Warriors as Garvin Kinney completed nine of 24 passes for 85 yards, but the Spartans roared out to a 30-0 halftime lead and improved to 4-1 overall.Jordan-Elbridge did get points on the board at General Brown, but still lost 70-19 to the Lions, who scored 21 unanswered points in the second quarter and then added 28 points in the third period.The Eagles got on the board early with Alex Pond’s 16-yard TD pass to Luke Pinckney, but were kept quiet until Avante Brown scored from 65 yards out in the third period. Pinckney added a six-yard scoring run as Eli Rawleigh led GB, gaining 194 yards on nine carries as De’Shaun Thorigal-Brown gained 126 yards on six carries.Only Bishop Ludden emerged from this group with a victory, improving to 2-3 Saturday with a 30-8 decision over Institute of Technology Central at Corcoran High School.Nazier Kinsey threw a pair of second-quarter TD passes to Willie Jennings, one of them 42 yards. Up 16-8 at the break, the Gaelic Knights pulled clear late as Kinsey scored himself on a five-yard run and Evan Cervantes found the end zone from two yards out. As soon as the Skaneateles football team fell behind Cato-Meridian early in the second quarter of Friday night’s first-place Class C West division showdown, Cato students started directing an “overrated” chant at the state no. 2-ranked Lakers.Maybe there was some truth to that sentiment, but the larger truth was that the state no. 12-ranked Blue Devils are really good, and proved it in a big way to Skaneateles as it pulled away to defeat the Lakers 40-0.It was the Lakers’ first regular-season defeat since 2017, and a humbling lesson for a young squad that had mostly breezed through September, only to find Cato bigger, stronger and tougher than anything it had dealt with so far. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story The Blue Devils’ takeover began in the second quarter with a 92-yard drive. Long gains by Hunter White and Marcus Turo led to Konar Witkowski scoring from two yards out.Minutes later, Skaneateles did not convert on a fourth down at its own 40, and Cato turned that into points when Witkowski threw 30 yards to Marcus Ramacus for a touchdown. Then Hunter White scored from 26 yards out with 31 seconds left in the half.Staring at a 19-0 halftime deficit, the Lakers saw it grow larger less than two minutes into the third quarter when Witkowski found Ramacus on a 57-yard scoring strike. Tags: footballJ-EskaneatelesWest GeneseeWesthilllast_img read more


Former Grizzlies VP’s death ruled a homicide, estranged wife charged


first_imgA former Grizzlies executive’s estranged wife has been arrested and charged in his stabbing death last month in Orlando, according to multiple reports.Danielle Redlick, 45, was arrested Wednesday after an autopsy determined that Michael Redlick, 65, was the victim of a homicide, according to the arrest affidavit, the Orlando Sentinel reported. She faces charges of second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence and was ordered to be held without bond after a hearing Thusday morning. According to police, Danielle Redlick waited more than 11 hours before calling 911 and told detectives that her husband had stabbed himself during a violent argument. Evidence indicated that she used bleach in an effort to clean up her husband’s blood at the scene and was on a dating app before calling police, the Sentinel reported.Michael Redlick, who spent eight years in the Grizzlies front office, most recently was director of external affairs and partnership relations for the DeVos Sport Business Management Program at the UCF. He also had worked for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Browns. “Mike helped introduce the Grizzlies to Memphis in 2001, playing an integral role in many aspects of our business including our relationship with key partners and the planning and fruition of FedExForum,” Grizzlies VP of brand, content marketing, broadcast and communications John Pugliese said in a statement to the Commercial Appeal. “But ‘Red’ was more then a coworker, he was a friend who’s big smile was only equaled by the size of his heart.”A divorce proceeding, initiated by Danielle Redlick, was dismissed last November over lack of action by her, according to court records.Two witnesses told detectives that the couple had a rocky relationship and fought often. The couple has two children, ages 15 and 11, according to the reports.last_img read more


Quantity Surveyor Dearbhla swapping hard hats for heels in Miss Universe Final


first_imgAn ambitious Donegal woman has set out to inspire women in construction as she competes in this year’s Miss Universe Ireland competition.Dearbhla Walsh from Kerrykeel is a Top 30 finalist in Miss Universe Ireland 2019. An experienced pageant titleholder, she will be hoping to do Donegal proud once more as she takes to the stage of The Round Room in Dublin’s Mansion House on Thursday night.All eyes will be on Facebook Live on August 1st to find out who will win reigning queen Grainne Gallanagh’s crown. The Buncrana woman placed in the Top 20 of the 2018 world final in Thailand last December. But there has to be a new queen, and Dearbhla is hoping to be that new role model.The 26-year-old has a strong message to share about her career. With a BSc Hons degree in Quantity Surveying, Dearbhla shows that you can be a ‘girly girl’ and succeed in the male-dominated construction industry.She has set out to encourage more women to enter the industry. “Many females are put off thinking it’s manual labour, but that’s not the case. I feel it’s time for a change,” Dearbhla told Donegal Woman. Dearbhla has been working in London for the past two years and is currently studying for her chartership. With blonde hair and blue eyes, she describes herself as ‘like legally blonde, but more like construction blonde!’She said: “For me, I am feminine and a girly girl. But there’s no heavy lifting or physical work. I’m a professional, I’m in my office, I’m dealing with all the costs and projects. Once a month I’m out assessing the site.“It’s an amazing job and no day is the same. You don’t know what type of building you’re going to get. I love the diversity, you learn so much every single day.”Dearbhla’s ultimate ambition is to be a TV Presenter for a construction related show like ‘Room to Improve’ or ‘Grand Designs’, offering expert advice on builds.Dearbhla WalshDearbhla previously held the title of Miss Earth Northern Ireland in 2015 and was crowned Miss Derry in 2014, as her mum Siobhán is from the county.This time, she is looking forward to wearing the Miss Donegal sash. “I’m so proud to be representing Donegal. It’s my home and I try to come back as much as I can because I am really close with my family,” she said.Applying for MUI, Dearbhla said, enables her to share her passion for being a female Quantity Surveyor. She is also promoting a unique initiative she is developing through work.“I am part of a team working on an initiative for supporting a tutoring programme to help underprivileged children improve their mathematical ability in the boroughs of London.“We hope to help children with mathematics and hopefully from a young age, we are opening up their eyes to that world,” she said. Dearbhla has also adopted a social cause as part of her campaign and plans to organise a charity run in aid of the ISPCC.Dearbhla has a strong passion for pageants and the platform they give to young women.It’s an all-round good experience, she says: “Pageants are an awful lot more than beauty. A lot of people look dimly upon it, especially males, who look at it in that light. Miss Universe Ireland is about empowering females. It’s about giving women a voice and letting them know they have a network of people around that will support them. It also builds your confidence.”The Miss Universe Ireland Final Show kicks off at 7.30pm this Thursday. The winner gains a once in a lifetime role as a goodwill Ambassador of Ireland at Miss Universe 2019, along with modelling opportunities and up to €70,000 in prizes.Quantity Surveyor Dearbhla swapping hard hats for heels in Miss Universe Final was last modified: July 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:constructionDearbhla Walshmiss universe irelandlast_img read more