Confession app draws attention

first_imgSince their recent launch of an iPhone app meant to guide Catholics through confession, Notre Dame doctoral candidate Ryan Kreager and his business partners Chip and Patrick Leinen have sold thousands of apps and received a great deal of media attention. The app, titled “Confession: A Roman Catholic App,” is based on an examination of consciousness by Fr. Dan Scheidt, pastor of Mishawaka’s Queen of Peace Church and a Notre Dame graduate. Scheidt originally developed it for use in his own parish. “The examination of consciousness at its very nature is a general diagnostic tool,” Scheidt said. “I took what I thought was most helpful from several and developed one for the adults in my parish.” Scheidt said the app helps Catholics focus during confession. “The app helps people who are so anxious about confession that they forget some or all of what they were going to say and it helps focus their thoughts,” Scheidt said. “An unanticipated way in which it is helping is students who have special needs. They use their iPhone to help focus on what they want to say.” Kreager said they launched the app through their business Little i Apps, LLC. He thought of the idea by talking to his sister’s boyfriend. “John [Deng] and I were just talking about confession,” Kreager said. “He made a comment about making confession easier and we thought there should be an app for that.” Deng did not want to be involved in the app development process, so Kreager took the idea to the Leinen brothers. They jumped at the chance. The three self-described “Catholic Geeks” did have some experience in programming and web development, but had never developed an app before. “There was a learning curve on the app development side,” Kreager said. “But for us, this was an evening and weekends project.” After about six months, they released a prototype of the app to a few close friends and a local youth group. Soon after their beta testing ended, the app was released. The app received an imprimatur, an official statement from a bishop that states that there are no doctrinal or moral errors. Bishop Kevin Rhoades, of the Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese, granted the examination of consciousness the imprimatur. “As far as we know, we are the first app to receive this,” Kreager said. “It gave the app a credibility that it wouldn’t have had otherwise.” The examination of consciousness the app uses is what specifically received the imprimatur. Scheidt said non-Catholics also use the app just to look at their life and examine the choices they are making. “This gives non-Catholics who are unfamiliar with confession the ability to see and learn more about the sacrament,” Scheidt said. Even though the app has proved to be helpful, Kreager said there has been misleading media coverage of it. Originally, coverage was only picked up by some Catholic blogs and news sources, he said. Other media outlets eventually picked up the story of the app and some even reported that the Catholic Church had approved confession via iPhone. Some news sources retracted their false statements, while Kreager said others did not. “The Vatican released a statement saying that they are not opposed to the app as long as it is used correctly,” Kreager said. “We also issued a statement saying that we stand fully behind the Vatican’s statement and that the app is just an aid to confession, not a replacement.” Scheidt said the confession app “has generated a conversation about confession that would be difficult to pay an advertising company to replicate. It has gotten people talking and that’s a good thing.” With all the coverage, the app was even mentioned in jokes on both Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno’s television shows, Kreager said. Currently the team is working on adding new features such as customizable sin lists, porting it to the Android and translating the app into several other languages.last_img read more

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Indiana Snowstorm Money Over $1M And Growing

first_img(File Photo)INDIANAPOLIS – More than a million dollars in federal aid has been provided to the state to assist local and state government and public service organizations recover from the January snowstorm.“Dollars are beginning to flow to replenish local and state government,” said Governor Mike Pence. “While it will take months for the federal accounting process to be complete and provide funds to the 30 counties that qualified for assistance, this year that started with a rough winter is looking a bit brighter today.”There are no Southeastern Indiana counties that have received support but state officials say more money will be distributed as applications are processed.  In all, 30 counties were granted federal public assistance and/or snow assistance.Public Assistance will pay 75 percent of eligible expenses for damage to roads, bridges, utilities, debris removal, buildings’ contents and equipment, water control facilities, parks and recreational facilities, and others, as well as emergency protective measures like traffic control and rescue operations. Snow Assistance will cover all eligible costs associated with snow removal for the 48-hour or 72-hour period with the highest costs.last_img read more

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AffiliateINSIDER delivers practical skills to complement ‘on the job’ training

first_imgShare The launch of the bespoke Affiliate Manager Coaching Academy from AffiliateINSIDER means that affiliate managers in the iGaming sector now have an opportunity to access over two decades of affiliate marketing strategies, tactics and expertise.Founded by Lee-Ann Johnstone, the CEO of news, training and events business AffiliateINSIDER, this new academy aids skills development for affiliate managers and graduates entering the digital marketplace.Delivered in exclusive training venues to provide bespoke and tailored classes, it is built around proven strategies for helping affiliate programmes grow. Only up to a maximum of 10 delegates are permitted to enable significant 1 on 1 time within an intense learning schedule.The advanced one-day program is tailored according to a pre-course questionnaire designed to customise content delivery to the delegates in the room. It is then backed up with a 90-day action plan from the tactics learnt on the day and includes a 30-minute personal Skype coaching call, while a detailed workbook and course notes are available to take away.Johnstone commented: “The affiliate coaching academy is an extension of the strategy and skills I’ve learnt working in this industry for almost two decades. It’s about helping promoting best practice and continued skills development coupled with a practical implementation of affiliate marketing techniques.”She continued: “Our course content gives candidates the skills they need to grow their affiliate programme reach, negotiate the right commercials and build successful affiliate relationships.“Affiliate marketing is an exciting fast-changing digital medium, but one that has predominantly been led by on the job training, which means skills are passed down and can become dated. It’s therefore vital that we create content and course structures that promote skills development and digital learnings for affiliate managers to remain at the top of their game!”Rasmus Sojmark is the founder and CEO of SBC, a leading news and events company for the sports betting industry that joined forces with Johnstone in November of last year to launch the AffiliateINSIDER.Sojmark added: “The Affiliate Coaching Academy is a natural extension of the AffiliateINSIDER ethos to promote skills development and knowledge sharing in the affiliate space. For this reason, launching this exclusive academy made sense on so many levels.“Our clients and partners can now benefit from tailor made learning opportunities and access a level of skills development not offered anywhere else. Lee-Ann has a vast amount of experience working across a wide range of industries, which is what makes this opportunity so unique.“We are very excited to offer this service to both individuals and companies who wish to grow their affiliate business and improve their affiliate partnerships .”For more information about the course content and booking dates, please contact AffiliateINSIDER sales team: sales@affiliateinsider.com SBC’s Barcelona Summit to become digital-only event May 29, 2020 Submit Global audience gears up for opening day of SBC Digital Summit April 26, 2020 StumbleUpon SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital 2020 announces free ticket initiative July 21, 2020 Share Related Articleslast_img read more

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Wellington Cross Country opens season in Valley Center; home invitational is Saturday

first_imgDate:  Saturday, Sept. 10thRaces start at 8:00 A.M.6th Grade-12th JordynYoung917.2026th WELLINGTON HIGH School CROSS COUNTRY results TannerMeyer8.4844th8th ALL time BEST Date:9/6/16Windy and Warm DakotaDry1013.0528th BillyWalker912.4819th TylerBrown921.4123rd Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments MackenzieHeacock914.093rdYES HunterBryant918.0267th RyleeMurray9.0989th JoTredway1214.4210thYES OliviaSpeagle9.4695th WillLong1213.4737th KadinHeacock1123.0936th MEET:Valley Center held at the Valley Point Golf Course Varsity Race – Girls – 5000 MetersVarsity Race – Boys – 5000 MetersB-Team – Boys – 2 milesB-Team – Girls – 2 miles. ———The full results of the Valley Center Invitational is as follows: JohnLong917.1066th EmberlyGonzalez916.2523rd QuintonRedford912.0310thYES BlakeBales1115.4762nd 7th Grade Boys1 mileTIMEPlaceMedal HopeMaxwell917.38NP LakinSmith7.41110th BerkeleyWright10.0188th CamdenParkey6.1637thYES Next meet for Wellington Cross Country Runners AveryBarker915.1112thYES KorbinJones6.1129thYES JamesCarey12.07119thcenter_img MattMcComb1118.0768th ChanceHamel1020.2112th WELLINGTON MIDDLE School CROSS COUNTRY results Date:9/6/16 8th Grade Boys1.5 milesTIMEPlaceMedal DerickKotchavar914.4847th Where:  Here at HARGIS CREEK WATERSHED – eastside QuinnMcCue915.2057th WHS Boys2 mile raceGradeTIMEPlaceMedal ZachKristek10.28100th 8th Grade Girls1.5 milesTIMEPlaceMedal Boys Placed 5th Girls Place 3rd  KatrinaDvorak9.4726thYES6th ALL time Best Boys Placed 10th TobyHenning8.0311thYES2nd ALL time BEST WHS Boys5K raceGradeTIMEPlaceMedal WHS Girls2 mile raceGradeTIMEPlaceMedal JamesHinman1115.1454th 7th Grade Girls1 mileTIMEPlaceMedal MorganBacon8.0769th CarsonLeGrand1212.4520th AustinSoles916.1463rd TrinityMason12.2374th Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. OVER 34 schools competing on Saturday MEET:Valley Center held at the Valley Point Golf Course MontanaHeacock915.0051st Chance Hamel running at the Valley Center Invitational.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School and Middle School opened their cross country season Tuesday in the Valley Center Invitational. This will be a tune up for the Wellington Cross Country Invitational to be held at Hargis Creek this Saturday morning.The Valley Center Invitational was a new venue as in years past it was ran around the Kansas Coliseum. This year it was held at the Valley Point Golf Course in Valley Center city limits.The Crusaders did well with four medal winners in the high school races and five medal winners in the middle school. Even more impressively, three middle school runners made the “top 10 all time best” list.There were three WHS boys who competed the varsity 5K race. Chance Hamel, a sophomore, finished 12th with a 20.21 time. Tyler Brown, a freshman, finished 23rd with 21.41. Kadin Heacock, a junior, finished 36th with 23.09.In the high school girls, there were three medalists, although this was the two-mile race, not the 5K race. Mackenzie Heacock, a freshman, finished with a 14.09 time. Jo Treadway, a senior, placed 10th with a 10.42 time. Avery Barker, a freshman, finished with a 15.11 time for 12th place.In the middle school, Toby Henning, an eighth grader, finished with the second best time for a WMS cross country runner of all time. He finished 11th with an 8.03 time. Tanner Meyer placed 44th, medalled, and posted the eighth best WMS time in history.In the eighth grade girls, Katrina Dvorak finished 26th, medalled, and posted the sixth best record time of all time.———Wellington will be hosting the Cross Country Invitational Saturday at the Hargis Creek Watershed. Over 34 schools will be competing at the meet. The time schedule is as follows:8:00 a.m. – 6th Grade Race – GIRLS 8:05 a.m. – 6th Grade Race – BOYS 8:15 a.m. – 7th & 8th Grade Middle School Coaches Meeting at the starting line of the 7th grade race 8:20 a.m. – Starting time for 1st race.                        7th Grade Race – Girls                        7th Grade Race – Boys                        8th Grade Race – Girls                        8th Grade Race -  Boys 9:25 a.m. – High School Coaches Meeting at the starting line 9:30 a.m. – Starting time for High School raceslast_img read more

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When is the NFL Hall of Fame ceremony for 2020? New date, list of inductees after COVID-19 postponement

first_imgBelow are all of the inductees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020.Modern-era members:Steve AtwaterIsaac BruceSteve HutchinsonEdgerrin JamesTroy PolamaluCentennial slate:Bill CowherJimmy JohnsonSteve SabolPaul TagliabueGeorge YoungHarold CharmichaelJim CovertBobby DillonCliff HarrisWinston HillAlex KarrasDonnie ShellDuke SlaterMac SpeedieEd Sprinkle Had the COVID-19 pandemic not ravaged the 2020 sports calendar, 12 of the 20 former NFL greats who are still living and were selected as part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020 would be getting fitted for the gold jackets they’d wear at the Aug. 8 enshrinement ceremony in Canton, Ohio.They instead will have to wait almost exactly one year. MORE: Why 2020 preseason games were canceledThe Pro Football Hall of Fame in June announced it had rescheduled all events associated with its 2020 enshrinement festival. That included the 2020 Hall of Fame game that was scheduled to be played between the Steelers and Cowboys on Aug. 6. So modern-era Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees Steve Atwater, Isaac Bruce, Steve Hutchinson, Edgerrin James and Troy Polamalu will have to wait one more year before they can stand in front of hundreds of onlookers in that glorious summer heat and give their long-awaited acceptance speeches.Below are all the details of the postponement of the 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony.When is the NFL Hall of Fame ceremony for 2020?The Pro Football Hall of Fame knew early in the summer that its enshrinement festival for the Class of 2020 could not possibly play out on schedule amid the pandemic. So the solution was relatively simple.The 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement events were postponed by exactly a year, which will pair them with those for the 2021 class for something of a Hall of Fame doubleheader in August of next year. The Hall has even branded it as “Twice the Fun in ’21.”Events tied to Enshrinement Week Powered by @johnsoncontrols now will take place Aug. 5-9, 2021. Watch to learn more. pic.twitter.com/tnZhW2cf5L— Pro Football Hall of Fame (@ProFootballHOF) June 25, 2020″The health and safety of our Hall of Famers, fans and volunteers who make enshrinement week so special remains our top priority,” president and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame David Baker said in June. “The Hall will honor the Centennial Class of 2020 next August, along with what promises to be an equally spectacular Class of 2021, as part of a multi-day celebration of football with an atmosphere that will deliver for fans ‘Twice the Fun in ’21.’Added Denny Saunier, the president and CEO of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce: “We have been a proud partner with the Hall for more than 50 years in producing wonderful events that showcase Canton and surrounding areas. Although we’re all disappointed we won’t be enjoying those festivities this summer, we look forward to welcoming the huge numbers of visitors and returning Hall of Famers who will make the 2021 enshrinement week special.”The NFL, the Cowboys and the Steelers also agreed to postpone (rather than cancel) the 2020 Hall of Fame Game, which will be played Aug. 5, 2021. Fans who had tickets to the game were given the option to retain their seats for the same price or to apply for a refund.NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2020 inducteesBecause 2020 marked the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Centennial Class, an extra 15 “Centennial Slate” inductees were added to the typical modern-era inductees. The slate includes 10 seniors (players who last played more than 25 years ago), three contributors (an individual other than a player or coach) and two coaches as elected by a special blue-ribbon panel in January.The five modern-era Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees were elected in February by the Hall’s 48-person selection committee. Polamalu is the only first-ballot Hall of Famer in the 2020 class.last_img read more

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Nadal accounts to recover the number 1 of the ATP

first_imgThe struggle for number one in Indian Wells Djokovic10,18510,20010,22010,26510,35510,53510,77511,175 Rafa Nadal couldn’t recover the number 1 of the ATP rating regardless of successful the title at the Mexican Open Telcel de Acapulco (500 factors, which have to be eliminated 45 that defended 2019), since Novak Djokovic additionally scored 500 factors along with his triumph in the Dubai Responsibility Free Tennis Championship. This fashion Djokovic seems this week in the standings with 10,220 factors for the 9,850 of Nadal.The subsequent event for Nadal to assault the number 1 will happen in the 1,000 Masters of Indian Wells, the place a priori Djokovic begins with a bonus since Nadal defends 360 factors as a semifinalist final 12 months, whereas Djokovic solely defends 45 after falling in the third spherical.To return to occupy the number 1 in the world, Nadal needs to be champion sure or sure, which might add 10,490 factors. Something apart from successful the title would imply one other week of Djokovic main the rating. If Nadal wins the title, the Balearic should look ahead to Djokovic to fall earlier than the Indian Wells semifinals to return to the high of the rating. Nadal9,5009,5159,5359,5809,6709,85010,09010,490center_img 1st Spherical2nd sphericalthird SphericalEighthRoomsSemifinalsFinalistChampion In the case of not having the ability to attain number one, Nadal could have one other new alternative in the Miami Masters 1,000, the place he’ll search for one of the 1,000 Masters who nonetheless resist him in his medal winners, and the place he doesn’t defend factors by not competing final 12 months for the 90s that Djokovic defends in Miami.last_img read more

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Clarett released from jail after posting bond

first_imgWhile some of Maurice Clarett’s ex-teammates slept off the celebration of their latest Fiesta Bowl victory, the former Ohio State running back shuffled into a Columbus, Ohio, courtroom Tuesday in handcuffs and jail-issue clothing to face robbery charges. He posted bond and was released later in the day. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Each of the two charges of aggravated robbery carries a possible sentence of three to 10 years, with another one to three years added to each because a gun was used. “We are looking forward to investigating the allegations,” Clarett’s attorney, William Settina, said outside court. “That’s all I can say.” Clarett’s next hearing is set for Jan. 12. Hokies AD: Vick’s actions ‘unacceptable’: Virginia Tech officials said they would review and deal with Marcus Vick’s apparent stomp on the leg of a Louisville player just before halftime of the Gator Bowl. Athletic director Jim Weaver said Tuesday that the school was embarassed by Vick’s behavior, calling his step on the left calf of NCAA sacks leader Elvis Dumervil after a tackle “unacceptable” and “not reflective of Virginia Tech football nor of the values we hold at Virginia Tech.” Weaver said in a statement that the administration “will not condone such acts of unsportsmanlike conduct. We will review and assess this incident further and deal with it accordingly.” TCU kicker shot and killed: TCU freshman kicker Kasey Davis was shot to death early Tuesday, his body found in his car by police in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Conroe, Texas. The 20-year-old player had a gunshot wound to his chest and was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said. Police arrested a suspect near the apartment minutes after getting a description from witnesses. Jeffrey Clay Lasiter had a rifle in the front seat of his car when he was pulled over. The 40-year-old Lasiter was charged with murder and is in the Montgomery County Jail. Going pro: North Carolina State defensive end Mario Williams will give up his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft after a season in which he led the Atlantic Coast Conference in sacks. … Maryland tight end Vernon Davis will skip his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. Coaching moves: Minnesota coach Glen Mason agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $1.65 million annually after leading the Golden Gophers to six bowl appearances in nine years. Mason, whose contract was scheduled to expire at the end of 2006, will be eligible for up to $750,000 in incentives. … Green Bay Packers receivers coach James Franklin was hired as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Kansas State. … Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry named Jemal Singleton, an Air Force captain and junior varsity head coach as running backs coach and reiterated his own plans to return for a 23rd season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Clarett, who led the Buckeyes to the national championship in the same stadium almost exactly three years earlier, faced a judge for the first time since he was accused of robbing two people with a gun in an alley behind a downtown Columbus bar early Sunday. Wearing a loose-fitting tan shirt, dark pants and sandals, Clarett did not speak and was not asked to make a plea. The 22-year-old Clarett was released from Franklin County jail early Tuesday afternoon after posting $50,000 bond, a sheriff’s deputy said. last_img read more

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