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Group awards pro-lifer

first_imgThe Notre Dame Fund to Protect Human Life will award its first Evangelium Vitae Medal to Richard Doerflinger, associate director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), according to a University press release issued earlier this week. “We are looking for an American who has contributed over a long period of time significantly to the pro-life movement, especially at the beginning of life,” said David Solomon, chair of the Fund’s governing committee. “It was the active role he’s played, specifically in political life … that made us choose [Doerflinger].” Doerflinger has been a leader in the pro-life movement for over 30 years, according to the University’s press release. Solomon said Doerflinger works with the USCCB in Washington D.C. on pro-life issues and was especially active in presenting the USCCB’s stance on abortion in the federal government’s recent healthcare debates. The University’s Center for Ethics and Culture established the Notre Dame Fund to Protect Human Life earlier this year. It relies on private donors, not University money, to dedicate itself to pro-life issues, specifically at the beginning of human life, Solomon said. A five-person committee, which includes Solomon, Notre Dame Professors Fr. Wilson Miscamble, Carter Snead and Daniel Philpott and Associate Director of the Center of Ethics and Culture Elizabeth Kirk, controls the fund. The Fund will announce the Evangelium Vitae Medal recipient each year on Respect Life Sunday, Solomon said, and award it on the Feast of the Annunciation, which falls on March 25, 2011. The award includes a $10,000 prize and a specially commissioned medal, according to the press release. This medal is part of a larger initiative by the Fund to Protect Human Life, which will be formally announced within the next six weeks. “We’re starting a big new pro-life initiative in general, and we’re going to call it the Project Guadeloupe,” Solomon said. “It’s a project that will both involve education efforts here at Notre Dame and research efforts.” The initiative will encourage programs such as an annual life seminar on Notre Dame’s campus, a number of courses about life in the Notre Dame curriculum and a two-year master’s degree and service program based on pro-life work, Solomon said.last_img read more

Kongsberg Taking Over Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine

first_imgKongsberg has entered into agreement with Rolls-Royce to acquire Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine.The transaction is structured as an acquisition by Kongsberg of the marine products, systems and aftermarket services businesses carried out by subsidiaries of Rolls-Royce.The transaction does not include Bergen Engines nor Rolls-Royce’s Naval Business.The parties have agreed a value of GBP 500 million (on a cash and debt free basis and with working capital at an agreed level).The final purchase price, will be determined based on Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine’s cash, debt and working capital at time of completion of the transaction.“The acquisition of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine makes us a more complete supplier to the maritime industry. The maritime industry is becoming increasingly globalized and is undergoing considerable technological and market driven changes. With this acquisition we will strengthening our strategic position with shipowners, shipyards and other customers and partners,” says Geir Håøy, CEO and president of Kongsberg.“This deal is good news for Rolls-Royce and Kongsberg and comes at a time when the maritime industry is at the dawn of a new and exciting era where digital and electrical technologies will transform shipping. Rolls-Royce has been responsible for leading many of those technological advancements, and with combination of great people, market leading technology and a desire by Kongsberg to take this business to the next level, I’m sure that this business will prosper in the years to come,” says Mikael Makinen, Rolls-Royce president, Commercial Marine.Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine has experienced considerable reductions in activity levels due to challenging market conditions within offshore related activity. A main priority going forward is ensuring profitability, and at the same time being an industry innovation leader. The acquisition will also strengthen Norwegian ownership in the Norwegian maritime cluster, whilst the company will have a stronger Nordic and international position.Kongsberg will finance the acquisition through a combination of new equity and a new bond loan. The purchase price will be paid in cash upon completion of the transaction.Subject to regulatory clearance, the acquisition of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine is expected to be completed in first quarter of 2019.last_img read more

Women’s Tennis Sweeps Valpo, 7-0

first_img 3. Sysouvanh, Dao/Kopfer, Jordan (VALPO) def. Jaglarz, Mela/Kozlowski, Alex (DU) 7-6 (10-8) 4. Williams, Kenya (DU) def. Sysouvanh, Dao (VALPO) 6-3, 6-3 3. Herder, Tess (DU) def. Modesto, Meg (VALPO) 6-3, 6-1 2. Brills, Summer/Williams, Kenya (DU) def. Modesto, Meg/Wind, Randi (VALPO) 6-3 1. Brills, Summer (DU) def. Czerwonka, Claire (VALPO) 6-3, 6-0 Liza Petushkova was the first Bulldog to finish, earning a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Jelena Vujanic at No. 2 singles. GRIFFITH, Ind. – The Drake University women’s tennis team blanked Valparaiso, 7-0, Saturday at the Match Point Tennis Club to improve to 2-0 in Missouri Valley Conference action. Summer Brills extended Drake’s lead to 3-0 with a convincing 6-3, 6-0 victory Claire Czerwonka. 6. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) def. Kopfer, Jordan (VALPO) 7-6 (10-8), 6-1 Doubles competition The Bulldogs return to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center Saturday, April 14 when they host Illinois State at 1 p.m. The Bulldogs (12-5, 2-0 MVC) swept the doubles point to take an early 1-0 lead over the Crusaders (5-10, 0-1 MVC). Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,1,3,4,6,5) Drake kept cruising in singles as the Bulldogs won the first set on all six courts. Kenya Williams and Mela Jaglarz each earned straight set wins as well at No. 4 and No. 6, respectively, while Alex Kozlowski capped off the day with a three-set win at No. 5.  Print Friendly Version 1. Herder, Tess/Petushkova, Liza (DU) def. Czerwonka, Claire/Vujanic, Jelena (VALPO) 6-4 Match Notes Singles competition Drake 7, Valparaiso 0Apr 07, 2018 at Match Point Tennis Club (Griffith, Ind.)  5. Kozlowski, Alex (DU) def. Wind, Randi (VALPO) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 10-4 Drake 12-5 (2-0) Valparaiso 5-10 (0-1) 2. Petushkova, Liza (DU) def. Vujanic, Jelena (VALPO) 6-3, 6-3 Tess Herder clinched the Bulldog victory with her 6-3, 6-1 win over Meg Modesto at No. 3 singles.last_img read more