Malloy’s reflection on Hesburgh

first_imgEditor’s note: University President Emeritus Fr. Edward “Monk” Malloy spoke during the Tuesday night wake service for University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, who died Thursday. The following is his speech in its entirety.“Come, Holy Spirit.“A couple weeks ago Fr. Charlie Kohlerman, the superior of Holy Cross, our healthcare and retirement facility where Fr. Ted lived for a number of years, called me and a number of other of Ted’s close friends and said, ‘The end is near. If you want to have a last, final conversation with Ted, you’d better do it quickly.’“I knew that I would be traveling, and so I was a little worried about when was the best time. When Melanie came back, she said to Joan, my assistant, ‘He’s in the office. We never thought he’d come back here.’ So I thought I would visit him there, but then somebody came to visit me and I wasn’t able to catch him there. So I went over to the Holy Cross House. I went up to his room. The television was on, but there was nobody there. So one of the nurses said, ‘Follow me.’ So we went down to the first floor and out into this bubble, which was the approved place for smokers.“Now, you have to know that this is not enclosed as far as walls. And so there was a gigantic heater and Ted was wearing a hat and three layers of clothes and blankets on his feet. And he had a stogie in his mouth and he was puffing away, but it wasn’t lit. And I didn’t know if I should tell him or not. A little later, another resident of Holy Cross came by and he wanted to smoke a cigarette. He, too, was close to 90, so who am I to give him a word of reproach? He said, ‘Now don’t worry about me; I can’t hear anything.’ So he just watched us the whole time. About halfway through our conversation, which was very personal, I thought, well, maybe I should tell Ted that his cigar was not lit. So this guy said, “Well, I have a lighter.” The guy would light the thing, Ted would lean over and the wind from the heater would blow it out every time. Finally Ted was satisfied and went puffing away.“I said, ‘Ted, what have you been thinking about?’ He said, ‘Eternity.’ He said, ‘The phrase that keeps coming into my mind: no eye has seen nor ear heard what God has in store for those who love Him.’ I was blown away, of course. And I recognized at that point that he knew that he was going to die soon and that he was full of utter gratefulness for his life and all of the gifts that he had enjoyed along the way.“I said, ‘Let’s talk about people.’ And we started with Ned Joyce, who he often described as his best friend in his whole life. For 35 years, they were colleagues and friends and companions, Ted as president, Ned Joyce as executive vice president. You couldn’t have found two people that personality-wise were more different. Their politics, their ecclesiology — all different.“But Ted was proud when he said, ‘We never had a fight.’ I think that was influenced by the fact that Ted had the last word. But those of you who have had a chance to read the wonderful book ‘Travels with Ted and Ned’ — I always wonder what the book would have included if it had been ‘Travels with Ned and Ted.’ Well, we’ll never know.“He talked about Helen Hosinski, his secretary-assistant, whose gnarled hands didn’t prevent her for years from getting everything done, taking dictation, making sure she could prevent the wrong people from getting access, organizing his schedule and otherwise making his life easier. Ted used to say, ‘We’re just figureheads. It’s the women of Notre Dame like Helen who really run the place.’ That, of course, is very true.“We talked about Ed Stephan, who became the first chair of the Board of Trustees in its modern version, who wrote the constitutions and the by-laws of the University in the transition from Holy Cross ownership to a shared responsibility of the Fellows and the Board of Trustees. … Notre Dame would never have been as successful if this dramatic transformation had not taken place. The skill, the enthusiasm, the generosity of so many trustees through the years has been transformative for Notre Dame.“And a lot of that goes back to Ted’s doctoral dissertation in Catholic University on the role of the laity in the modern church. Ted was always open to new ideas, new perspectives, including new structures.“Ted was very thankful for the wonderful care he received at Holy Cross House. From the doctors and the nurses to his companions there, other Holy Cross religious. Shortly before he died, around lunchtime, they anointed him and he was able to say words of thanksgiving to the whole community assembled there. What a gift they were to him.“Melanie Chapleau. How can we describe what Melanie was to Ted? She ordered his life, she was able to make sure that he was attended to as he went through the decline to his health. She became a weightlifter when he had to get in and out of wheelchairs and in and out of cars and all those sorts of things. She represents all the best of what the staff are like at Notre Dame.“Marty Ogren and the drivers who took him everywhere; the police security department, who were always on call, in a sense, when he had to go from point A to point B. They were generous, and he would always give them a blessing at the end, no matter what their religious heritage. Ted was appreciative at the end of his life of all those who had been so generous to him along the way.“If you’ve read the obituaries, you know that his autobiography starts rather simply: upstate New York, a loving, Catholic family, thinks he wants to be a priest in grade school — too young. In high school he sees the group of Holy Cross religious giving a mission in his parish. He says, ‘That’s the group I want to belong to.’ He’s accepted, goes through formation, and the next thing you know, he’s studying in Rome at the Gregorian. And, fortuitously, it helped him become a linguist, which in so many of the things he did later was a great asset.“But then, before World War II breaks out, he was able to get back to the States, gets ordained and goes and does his doctorate at Catholic University. He comes back. We all know the stories about wanting to be a Navy chaplain. He comes back; he gets assigned to be the rector of Farley Hall, to be the chaplain for Vetville for all those returning veterans and their spouses or about-to-be-spouses and children. He loved it. It allowed him to be a pastor in the full sense of the term.“Then he gets appointed the head of the theology department, writes textbooks and then, he made that quick jump and became executive vice president. Because of the canon law requirements of the day, when Fr. John Cavanaugh, who was both president and superior, had to step down, Ted became his successor. He talks about, it was just kind of obedience: you go to the chapel, they give you your obedience, somebody gave you the keys and that was it. Notre Dame didn’t have a budget in those days. He didn’t even know how to turn the lights on.“But what a transformative effect he had right from the beginning. His aspirations were high, but the resources were low, and so one of the things inevitably, he had to be a proclaimer of what Notre Dame could be. The Ford Foundation had seed grants that became pivotal for Notre Dame and through the years we began to accumulate the capital necessary to become a great university.“Once Ted asked me and a group of people, on the basis of an experience working with nuclear disarmament and peace issues, if we would form a little committee to think about how we would form an institute for peace studies. We thought, like most academics, things would last about a year. We had one meeting. Ted was invited to give a talk in San Diego about his dream of a peace institute.“After it was over, a woman came up he had never met before and she said, ‘How much would it cost?’ He said, ‘Who are you?’ She said, ‘I don’t know, but I can find out for you.’ So she gave him her card. ‘Joan Kroc,’ it said, as he found out soon, the inheritor of the McDonald’s fortune. We came back — we had five meetings in five days. We sent her prospectives. He said, ‘It’s going to take 6 or 7 million dollars. We’ll be happy to come out and meet with you.’ She said, ‘That won’t be necessary. I’ll send it to you in the overnight mail.’ He went, “What?’“And then, between the time she sent it and when we were ready to cash it in, it accrued by $100,000. So we offered to send the $100,000 back, and she said, ‘Because you’ve been so honest, you can keep it.’ And that was the beginning of an extraordinary relationship with someone who’s not Catholic, who’s not very active in church life but wanted to be a generous person in every possible way.“One of Ted’s things — if he had to choose where to die, would have been, I think, to be celebrating Mass in the chapel at Land O’ Lakes. He loved to go there at the end of the academic year to fish, to read, to be himself in nature, in this aquatic research facility that was facilitated by the Hank family and so many others. He was at home there. When I was having my last meeting with him, I said, ‘Did you ever hear the rumor that when you were out fishing, when you couldn’t see anymore, that somebody in a wetsuit would go down below the boat and hook the fish on the line?’ He said, ‘No, that couldn’t possibly be true.’“One of the most extraordinary things about Ted Hesburgh was his interest in civil and human rights. When he was appointed to the Civil Rights Commission by President Eisenhower and made the head of the group by President Nixon, he … did not have much personal experience in dealing with this issue, this great scourge on American life. But he was a quick learner, and someone who believed deeply about civil and human rights in every possible fashion.“And so one of the most iconic pictures of him that many of us have seen is holding hands, or locking arms, with Martin Luther King, Jr. and several others up at Soldier Field in Chicago, singing ‘We Shall Overcome.’ He went from somebody without much experience in this important issue in our common life to someone who was responsible, in a sense, for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Hard to explain it, but many times he played a providential kind of role in the events of our time.“Ted was a polymath, a quick learner. He wasn’t so much a specialist at any one thing, but he learned about science because it was important. He learned about civil rights because how else would he effectively play that role? And he learned one time, he decided, enough about Islam, so he rented passage on an oiler, got a bunch of books and simply spent the whole time reading about Islam and celebrating Mass with the people on the crew. That was the kind of person that Ted Hesburgh was. Find the issue, get invited by presidents and popes and try to make a difference.“He had a great friendship with Pope Paul VI, and Pope Paul and he would gather periodically and exchange gifts close to their own hearts. And eventually, Pope Paul asked him to found an ecumenical institute in the Holy Land. Originally, it was in Jordan. Now, it’s sitting in Jerusalem looking into Bethlehem. It was one of the places that was closest to Ted’s heart, and his goal in life was to see the antagonists in the Holy Land gather for however long it took at Tantur and come up with a peace plan that would bring final and lasting peace to the region. That’s a wonderful dream, even to this day.“Ted was a daredevil. He liked challenges. Once I was with him at Jericho, reportedly the oldest city in the world, and it was about 108 in the shade. And Ted was about 82. I said, ‘We can just look at it, Ted.’ He said, ‘Oh no, we’re going to the top.’ We went up there, both of us sweating but not holding back from taking the risk and experiencing the fullness of that particular place.“He celebrated Mass in a submarine between California and Hawaii and on aircraft carriers. He went to the Antarctic, and then he flew in a supersonic transport, which was one of the most important items in his office area. But his great dream in life was to be the first priest to celebrate Mass in outer space as an astronaut. He and Walter Cronkite were lined up, but then the tragedy of the Challenger disaster happened, and he was never able to fulfill that dream.“Ted was in 100 countries, I think. One time, I was able to go to Tibet, and he said, ‘I’m so envious of you. I’ve only been to Nepal and Afghanistan and China and India and — but I’ve never been to Tibet.’ I said, ‘Too bad, Ted.’“One of Ted’s great lines: ‘A Catholic university is the place where the Church does its thinking.’ He really meant it. Upholding the motives of the Church, but wanting us to be a full-fledged Catholic university, in every sense of the term, to appropriately acknowledged faculty prerogatives, to establish institutes and centers that were close to our Catholic mission and identity, to celebrate the achievements of the members of the Congregation of Holy Cross.“I used to have lunch with Ted every couple of weeks, sometimes with Tim O’Mara, a former provost, Bill Sexton and others from the University administration. I used to say to people, ‘If you want to know what we talk about, I’d have to kill you.’ But we had great conversations and one of the thing we talked about frequently was our great admiration and regard for Fr. John Jenkins, our contemporary president. How happy we were that someone of such great talent and enthusiasm and holiness was serving in succession to us. For me, one of the iconic moments in my time at Notre Dame was when the two of us put our hands on John’s shoulders at his inauguration and said a prayer of blessing. What a privilege that was, as we passed the mantle on.“Finally, Ted was a man of prayer. He celebrated Mass every day, except for one or two times when it was impossible. He carried a black bag everywhere he went which had all the elements that are necessary to celebrate mass. He would invite Russian politicos and scientists to come to mass. He would invite people who were of other religious faiths. He would invite atheists, or whoever, and generally they always said yes, and they went away fully embracing a kind of sense of God’s presence in their life.“He was the first priest to celebrate Mass at Lambeth Palace, which is the headquarters of the Archbishop of Canterbury, at that time George Carey. The first Mass there from the time of the Reformation, right there where Thomas Camden wrote the Book of Common Prayer, and a little bit away from where Thomas Moore was tried and hung. What a dramatic moment that was for both of us.“One time, on one of his birthdays, we celebrated Mass right along the Sea of Galilee in a motel in a room with a Christian-Arab driver. And all I could think of, here was Ted, right next to where Jesus would have been doing the same thing in his ministry. He celebrated the holy office; he prayed the rosary; he visited the Grotto. He tried to be a pastor to anyone who came into his presence. When he lost his eyesight, he had the blessing that he could then invite people, undergraduate students particularly, to come and read for him, and they had the concrete experience of the person in the flesh, so to speak.“When I left him on that last meeting, I asked him to bless me, which he did graciously. Now I want to say on behalf of all of us, Fr. Ted Hesburgh, C.S.C., you have been a great and holy priest. You have been our pastor here at Notre Dame, as you have for the country and the world. Now, go to God, and may you rest in peace.”Tags: Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Fr. Hesburgh, Monk Malloy, Ted Hesburghlast_img read more

Jefferson County indictments for the week of July 2

first_imgAn indictment is not a final conviction of guilt; it is only a ruling by the grand jury that allows the district attorney’s office to proceed with a criminal case. April 14.Todd Lynn Fawvor, 48 of Freeport, was indicted for felony driving for an incident that occurred May 27, 2019.Corey Reshard Flemings, also known as Lil Corey7 and Corey Flemings, 29, of Port Arthur was arrested for evading arrest/detention with previous convictions for an incident that occurred March 5.Frederick Jerome Green, also known as Frederick Green, 34, of Port Arthur was indicted for assault family violence/choking for an incident that occurred April 19.Terry Jermaine Jackson, Jr., 20, transient, was indicted for felony heft of a firearm for an incident that occurred May 10.Jerry Wayne Langlinais Jr., also known as Jerry Wayne Langlanais and Jerry Wayne Langlinais, 43, of Nederland was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, for an incident that occurred Jan. 10.Kendall Ross Mayfield, also known as Kendall R. Mayfield, 40, of Beaumont was indicted for burglary of a building for an incident that occurred Feb. 15.Robert Wayne Millard, 54, of Port Arthur was indicted for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements for an incident that occurred Oct. 6.Kari Michelle Newton, 26, of Kountze was indicted for unauthorized use of a vehicle for an incident that occurred April 26.Kiron Dewayne Peacock, 43, of Port Arthur was indicted for retaliation for an incident that occurred April 10.Michael Ravine Connor-Peterson, 39, of Beaumont was indicted for injury t an elderly individual for an incident that occurred May 4.Randy Lee Romero, 37, of Port Arthur was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine for an incident that occurred Oct. 27.Carl Sampson Solomon, 19, of Port Arthur was indicted for evading arrest/detention use of a vehicle for an incident that occurred May 1.Letitia Denay Tanker, 26, transient, was indicted for unauthorized use of e vehicle for an incident that occurred Dec. 19.Tadarell Lee Woods, 34, of Port Arthur was indicted for aggravated robbery for an incident that occurred April 9.Taquasha Johnson, 24, of Port Arthur was indicted for aggravated robbery for an incident that occurred April 9.Tadarell Lee Woods, 34, of Port Arthur was indicted for aggravated robbery for an incident that occurred April 9.Taquasha Johnson, 24, of Port Arthur was indicted for aggravated robbery for an incident that occurred April 9.Leslie Paige Bertrand, 44, of Beaumont was indicted for retaliation for an incident that occurred Feb. 12.Marcus Jamall Brown, 28, of Beaumont was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, for an incident that occurred Dec. 17.Robert Jerome Charles, 49, of Beaumont was indicted for felony theft with prior theft convictions for an incident that occurred Nov. 26.Chris Whitney Cormier, 48, of Port Neches was indicted for burglary of a habitation for an incident that occurred March 15.Ronald Demetrius Guillory Jr., 20, of Beaumont was indicted for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle for an incident that occurred April 19. BEAUMONT — A Jefferson County grand jury indicted the following individuals this week:Rakeem Jamal Roache, 25, of Baytown was indicted for murder for an incident that occurred July 19.Luis Roberto Alonzo, 22, of Port Arthur was indicted for felony theft of a firearm for an incident that occurred Sept. 14.William Rickey Aycock, also known as William Ricky Aycock, 49, of Nederland was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, for an incident that occurred Feb. 20.Jeremie Deshaun Barabin, also known as Jeremie Barabin, Jeremie Deshaun Barrabin and Jeremine Deshaun Barabin, 35, of Port Arthur was indicted for evading arrest/detention with previous convictions for an incident that occurred May 15.Hector Collazo, 33, of Port Arthur was indicted for assault-choking for a incident that occurredlast_img read more

Republic garbage truck smashes into front of Prairie Village home, seriously injuring driver

first_imgPolice say they have not determined what caused a Republic Services garbage truck to lose control before it smashed into a Prairie Village home Wednesday morning, seriously injuring the driver.Two residents were at the house when the accident occurred around 11:15 a.m., with a homeowner and a contractor working in the neighborhood coming quickly to the drivers’ aid until emergency responders arrived.The truck drove through the yard of the home at 83rd Terrace and Cedar, slamming into its southwest corner and seriously damaging two bedrooms. The crash also led to a severed gas pipe, which caused explosion concerns and brought firefighters and utility crews to the scene.Once the gas leak had been mitigated, crews began working to remove the truck from the home. A tow truck’s winch hooked to the back of the Republic vehicle and slowly pulled it back from the home. As it began to move, a thick wooden beam that had smashed through the windshield garbage truck gradually emerged from the truck’s cab: Tow truck pulling garbage hauler off PV housePosted by Shawnee Mission Post on Wednesday, February 28, 2018Prairie Village police say they are still investigating the incident.“We are unable to ascertain any information from the driver as he is still unconscious,” said Capt. Byron Roberson Wednesday evening. “We do not have a prognosis on his condition but is reported as serious.”The driver was the only person injured in the accident.last_img read more

PixelFLEX Aims New FLEXUltra XT at Studio Applications for LED

first_imgPixelFLEX’s new FLEXUltra XT is specifically for live production. Each panel is 16:9 aspect ratio, available in 1.5mm, 1.9mm and 2.5mm pixel pitch options and includes an impact-resistant COB PixelShield technology to withstand the demands of the production world. Additionally, the front-serviceable modules make it easy to maintain each panel, and the easy Z-Axis adjustments guarantee that your screen is always seamless, according to PixelFLEX. Utilizing magnetic connections and auto-locks, the FLEXUltra XT turns vertical rigging into a one-person job and the optional ground support system is complete with built-in levels and self-leveling footers.Details on the new FLEXUltra XT LED are here.Check out a video of the PixelFLEX LED FLEXUltra from InfoComm 2019 below:last_img

Magewell Releases New SDK — Expanding its Support for Apple

first_imgMagewell has expanded its support for the Mac platform with a new SDK for its PCI Express capture cards, plug-and-play and external capture devices. Available immediately, the SDK lets third-party developers directly access the advanced capabilities of Magewell capture devices in their macOS and OS X software applications.Magewell’s USB Capture Gen 2, USB Capture Plus and Pro Capture products were already automatically compatible with popular OS X and macOS software through native operating system support or universal drivers. The new SDK lets third-party software vendors integrate the hardware’s capture functionality into their own solutions. The SDK provides APIs based on the macOS AVFoundation framework for all three product families. At the same time, custom Magewell APIs for Pro Capture PCIe cards enable deeper control over capture parameters, access to ancillary metadata and lower latency for capturing video up to 4K at 60 fps. Example GUI-based and command-line tools help developers get up to speed quickly.The new SDK for macOS and OS X is available here: read more

Gophers sweep despite site change

first_imgGophers sweep despite site changeThe sweep was Minnesota’s second of the conference season.Jaak Jensen, Daily File PhotoMinnesota infielder Tyler Walker attempts to steal a base during a double header against Madison on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. Drew ClaussenApril 15, 2013Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers softball team continued its hot start in Big Ten play by sweeping Illinois during the weekend.Minnesota (26-13, 9-3 Big Ten) played in Champaign, Ill., despite being the home team in the series. The three games were scheduled to be played in Minneapolis, but crummy weather forced a last-minute switch to Illinois.The Gophers won a doubleheader 5-1 and 2-0 on Saturday before completing the sweep with a 9-3 victory Sunday.Head coach Jessica Allister said the team took the location change in stride.“I’m incredibly impressed,” Allister said.It was the Gophers’ second conference sweep of the season. Minnesota swept Iowa last month.This is the first time the Gophers have had two conference sweeps in one season since 2008, when they won a two-game series against Michigan State and Wisconsin.A third-inning grand slam by sophomore Kaitlyn Richardson broke a 1-1 tie in Sunday’s game and proved to be the game-winner.The Illini scored two runs in the top of the fifth, but sophomore Tyler Walker responded with a three-run home run in the bottom of the inning. Both Minnesota and Illinois had four hits Sunday, but the Gophers had 12 walks.Minnesota pitched well during the weekend, led by junior ace Sara Moulton, who picked up her 21st and 22nd victories of the season.Moulton pitched all seven innings in Saturday’s first game, striking out 11 batters.Walker had two home runs in that game, and senior Alex Davis had one, too.“[Walker] had a big breakout weekend,” Allister said of her leadoff hitter. “It was really important for our team that Ty came out and set the tone.”In game two of Saturday’s doubleheader, freshman Nikki Anderson tossed five shutout innings and Moulton earned a two-inning save.Anderson had a strong response to getting roughed up in an outing last weekend against Wisconsin.“It’s huge for her confidence,” Allister said. “She’s continuing to learn, and she’s doing a really nice job.”Senior catcher Kari Dorle picked up both runs batted in during Saturday’s second game.last_img read more

Kliman: People are really the most important link in tourism

first_imgPeople are really the most important link in tourism and I constantly emphasize that tourism workers are most responsible for this year’s tourist results, said Minister of Tourism Anton Kliman during a visit to Opatija hotels and tourist potentials of Matulji municipality where he shared local tourism awards in the action “I love Croatia – Matujska tourist rose “Which rewards” the most balcony “,” the most homely “and” the most catering facility “, and” the most renter “, the renter who has achieved the largest number of overnight stays in the past year.”This year we can be really proud, namely, in August there were almost 30 million overnight stays (compared to last year’s 26 million), and from the beginning of the year to the end of August even more than 75 million overnight stays, compared to last year’s 71 million. This is indeed a respectable increase in overnight stays, and the announcements for the post-season are also great”, Minister Kliman pointed out and added that the tourist results are excellent and that there is a respectable increase in overnight stays, while the announcements for the post-season are also excellent.According to the data of the eVisitor and eCrew (nautical) systems, ie on the basis of registrations and cancellations during the first eight months of this year, a total of 12,9 million arrivals and 75,1 million overnight staysDuring the mentioned period, most overnight stays were realized in the Adriatic counties, namely in Istria (20,7 million overnight stays), Primorje-Gorski Kotar (14,4 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia (14 million overnight stays), Zadar (9,7 million overnight stays). ), Dubrovnik-Neretva (5,9 million overnight stays) and Šibenik-Knin (5,3 million overnight stays).In the first eight months, tourists from Germany (14,2 million overnight stays), Slovenia (8,4 million overnight stays), Austria (5,7 million overnight stays), Italy (4,7 million overnight stays) and Poland realized the most overnight stays in Croatian destinations. (4,5 million overnight stays).last_img read more

Gary Kennon Named Rotary President

first_imgGary Kennon AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementMADISON, IN — Gary Kennon has been appointed president of Rotary Lift, a leading manufacturer of vehicle lifts, effective January 1, 2006. A Rotary Lift employee for more than 21 years, Kennon has served as interim president and general manager of the company since June. Prior to this, he was vice president of business development including responsibility for international sales development. He began his Rotary career as a design engineer. He was subsequently promoted to manager of engineering, and then moved into operations as a business unit vice president. “It is truly an honor and a privilege to be placed in charge of a great business like Rotary Lift,” said Kennon. “The association I have had with such an outstanding group of employees at Rotary Lift and their fantastic work ethic – not only in Madison, but in Germany and the rest of our locations around the world – has directly contributed to my success. Rotary Lift has been a successful business for a long time and I am confident in our ability to improve upon our accomplishments as we move forward.” Kennon earned a master’s of business administration degree from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN, as well as a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Memphis. Along with his wife, Susan, and their two children, Taylor and Cole, the Kennons have been residents of the Madison community for the past 14 years. Advertisement_______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Los Alamos Police Department Cautions Coronavirus Precautions Could Lead To Increased Domestic Violence

first_imgLAPD News:New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham made the announcement Monday of a statewide stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 virus.  Many people are staying inside their homes as COVID-19 spreads across the nation. Self-isolation and social distancing is necessary to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. When people are cooped up together for a long period of time, emotions are high, people are stressed, and there is a greater risk for domestic violence.Some Examples of Domestic Violence Include:Physical Abuse: Hitting, slapping, shoving, grabbing, pinching, biting, hair pulling;Sexual Abuse: Coercing or attempting to coerce any sexual contact or behavior without consent;Emotional Abuse: Undermining an individual’s sense of self-worth and/or self-esteem is abusive;Economic Abuse: Making or attempting to make an individual financially dependent by maintaining total control over financial resources;Psychological Abuse: Elements of psychological abuse include – but are not limited to – causing fear by intimidation; threatening physical harm to self, partner, children, or partner’s family or friends; and destruction of pets and property; and forcing isolation from family, friends, or school and/or work.If you are experiencing domestic abuse, feel unsafe, or there’s an increase of tensions within the home, the victim assistant is available by phone at 505.663.3511. The most important thing is that you are emotionally and physically safe. You don’t have to file a police report for services—the conversation is kept confidential. The victim assistant will do everything to help you feel safe, so you don’t have to feel alone. Available services:Crisis Intervention;Safety planning;Order of protections; andReferrals.If you are in immediate danger, call 911.Other resources Shelters Crisis Center of Northern NM (505) 753-1656; andEsperanza Shelter (800) 473-5220.Crisis HotlinesNational Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233;National Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 656-4673; andNM Crisis and Access Line (855) 662-7474.Sexual Assault ServicesSolace Crisis Treatment Center (800) 721-7273;Sexual Assault Nurses Examination (505) 989-5952; andNM Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (888) 883-8020.last_img read more

Great and good

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletterslast_img read more