She Turned the World on – and Immaculate Heart High School – with Her Smile

first_img Community News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News In 2006, Immaculate Heart President Ruth Anne Murray, IHM, welcomed back IH alumna Mary Tyler Moore as a guest speaker during the high school’s centennial year.Immaculate Heart High School yearbook photo of Mary Tyler Moore, Class of 1955Immaculate Heart High School mourns the passing of IH alumna Mary Tyler Moore, Class of 1955. The legendary actress and activist became a TV icon with her ground-breaking and award-winning series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show.Moore, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Los Angeles and attended Immaculate Heart High School where she set her sights on a career in entertainment. “My goals as a student were simple,” Moore recalled when she returned to her alma mater for its centennial in 2006. “I wanted to be a dancer – despite the cautions of Mother Eucharia (then IH principal) against my wearing short skirts in the school’s musical comedies.”Her perseverance paid off well beyond dance. Soon after graduating from Immaculate Heart, Moore broke into commercials and gained small parts in television before landing, at the age of 23, the comedic role of housewife Laura Petrie on the 1960s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. The part led to international fame.For many fans, however, Moore will forever be the iconic 1970s television character Mary Richards – that spunky, independent news producer who “turned the world on with her smile” on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The series was the first of its kind to feature a single working woman as its lead character. Each week, viewers tuned in to watch Moore throw her cap into the air as the show’s opening theme song promised “You’re gonna make it after all.”Moore won four Emmy awards for The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She later pursued a series of dramatic roles, including her Emmy-nominated role as TV correspondent Betty Rollins battling breast cancer, her Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning role as Beth Jarrett in the film Ordinary People, and her Tony-winning performance in the Broadway-play Whose Life is It, Anyway?In 1995, Moore published a successful autobiography, After All, about her career and personal challenges, including the loss of her son. She followed that effort with a second book, Growing Up Again: Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes, which detailed her struggles after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 33.Moore became a longtime advocate for researching cures for diabetes and served as the international chairwoman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She also became an outspoken advocate for animal rights, and she fought for legislation to protect farm animals from inhumane suffering. “Animals need to be treated humanely,” Moore told IH students during her 2006 visit. “We need a reverence for all life.”“Having a dream is what keeps us all going,” Moore also said to her IH audience. “Overcoming challenges makes life worth living,” she said.Five years ago, the Screen Actors Guild honored Moore with its most prestigious award – the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award – in a nationally televised presentation. Whoops of delight echoed in many Immaculate Heart homes that evening as Moore accepted the award and noted, “In 1955, I was 18 years old, determined to make my father proud and prove to the Sisters at Immaculate Heart High School that I would indeed amount to something.”Well, Mary, you did make it after all – and Immaculate Heart thanks you for making us all smile.About Immaculate HeartFounded in 1906, Immaculate Heart educates young women in grades sixth through 12th from its central location in the Los Feliz foothills near Griffith Park in Hollywood. The school has a long and distinguished history, with more than 10,000 graduates. Today’s student body of more than 700 young women is both geographically and ethnically diverse, drawing on students from throughout Los Angeles County. Last year, virtually 100 percent of Immaculate Heart graduates matriculated to colleges, including the most prestigious schools in the country. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Watch Holly Bowling Get High On Pennsylvania Bluegrass With Cabinet [Videos/Full Audio]

first_imgBeloved band Cabinet is known throughout Pennsylvania for their ferocious approach to bluegrass. Their slogan, “Get high on Pennsylvania bluegrass,” never fails to evoke a smile; their action of that slogan never fails to evoke a full on dance party. That’s what took place last Friday, December 23rd, when the band headlined at The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre, PA, treating fans to an exciting holiday celebration.Cabinet was joined by Holly Bowling, the pianist who continues to impress fans nationwide with her innate ability to score the music of Phish, Grateful Dead and more into solo piano compositions. Bowling recently released Better Left Unsung, an album of Grateful Dead covers, and was on hand at Cabinet’s show to provide support. Bowling not only played her own opening set, but she also jammed with Cabinet on two of their original tunes, “The Dove” and “The Tower”.Watch videos of both songs, streaming below.You can also listen to full audio recordings of both Bowling’s and Cabinet’s sets, streaming in the players below. Audio recordings provided by taper Rich Stoler.last_img read more

Face masks may be ‘new normal’ in post-virus life as US prepares gradual reopening

first_imgThe death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States approached 31,000 on Wednesday as governors began cautiously preparing Americans for a post-virus life that would likely include public face coverings as the “new normal.”The governors of Connecticut, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania each issued orders or recommendations that residents wear face masks as they emerge from isolation in the coming weeks.”If you are going to be in public and you cannot maintain social distancing, then have a mask, and put that mask on,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat. Topics : Similar orders were imposed in New Jersey and Los Angeles last week and face coverings were recommended by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly on Tuesday.California Governor Gavin Newsom has said residents across the nation’s most-populous state would likely be wearing masks in public for some time to come.”We are going to be getting back to normal; it will be a new normal,” Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said, echoing a phrase used by at least two of his fellow governors in recent days.US Midwest governors were also making plans together to restart their economies, said Jordan Abudayyeh, a spokeswoman for Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker.center_img In Michigan, hundreds of cars flooded the streets around the state Capitol in Lansing on Wednesday to protest Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home orders, some of the strictest in the country.Some protesters, in the demonstration organized by conservative and pro-President Donald Trump groups, left their cars to gather on the lawn in front of the Capitol building, many of them not wearing masks or practicing social distancing.Toll on the healthcare staff As of Wednesday night, 30,885 people in the United States had died of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, according to a Reuters tally.That includes more than 4,000 deaths newly attributed to the disease in New York City after health officials revised their counting methods to include “probable,” but unconfirmed, cases.Healthcare workers have faced unique health threats while working on the front lines trying to tackle the pandemic.Reuters has identified more than 50 nurses, doctors and medical technicians who have died after being diagnosed with COVID-19 or showing symptoms of it. At least 16 were in New York state.”The emergency room is like a war zone,” said Raj Aya, whose wife, Madhvi Aya – a physician’s assistant in Brooklyn – was one of the healthcare workers who died in New York.As the outbreak begins to slow, political leaders have bickered over how and when to begin the process of unwinding unprecedented lockdowns that have damaged the economy and largely confined Americans to their homes.Washington state Governor Jay Inslee told an afternoon news conference the largest obstacle to a return to normalcy was a shortage of coronavirus tests.”We simply haven’t had enough test kits – they simply do not exist anywhere in the United States right now,” Inslee said, adding the state had purchased about a million swabs, along with vials and test medium but they were just starting to arrive.At his daily White House briefing hours later, Trump boasted that the United States had “the most expansive testing system anywhere in the world”. But, he said, testing was a problem for the states and not the federal government.”We can’t be thinking about a Walmart parking lot,” where some testing is being done, but the states and cities should do that, he said.Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a $30 billion plan to vastly increase nationwide testing for the coronavirus.’Almost in free fall’Trump, citing data suggesting the peak of new infections had passed, said he would announce guidelines on Thursday for reopening the economy.The sweeping closures of businesses have left millions of Americans unemployed and store owners struggling to pay rent.Government data released on Wednesday showed that retail sales dropped by 8.7% in March, the biggest decline since tracking began in 1992. Consumer spending accounts for more than two-thirds of US economic activity.In addition, output at US factories declined by the most since 1946 as the pandemic fractured supply chains.”The economy is almost in free fall,” said Sung Won Sohn, a business economics professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.The United States, with the world’s third-largest population, has now suffered the greatest number of reported fatalities from the coronavirus, ahead of Italy and Spain.Globally, the number of infections has crossed the 2 million mark and over 136,000 people have died, a Reuters tally shows.The pathogen emerged last year in China.Trump said on Wednesday his government was trying to determine whether the coronavirus emanated from a lab in Wuhan, China, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Beijing “needs to come clean” on what they know. The official death toll released by the Chinese government stands at about 3,600.The source of the virus remains a mystery. General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Tuesday that US intelligence indicated the coronavirus likely occurred naturally, as opposed to being created in a laboratory in China, but there was no certainty either way.last_img read more

SEA-KIT’s USV completes demo survey operations

first_img“This proof of concept is exciting and confirms Fugro made the right choice to partner with SEA-KIT to develop a range of USVs that will transform the marine industry”, said Ivar de Josselin de Jong, Director Remote Inspection at Fugro. “We are on track with our strategy of leading the development of remote and autonomous solutions”. SEA-KIT worked together with several industry partners on the project, including Fugro, Global Marine Group, Map the Gaps, Teledyne CARIS, Woods Hole Group and The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 project. The USV, named Maxlimer, started the survey operations in late July and has mapped over 1,000 square kilometres of seabed, while being continuously controlled by SEA-KIT via satellite communications from its Remote Operation Centre in Essex. The project has been named UTAS (Uncrewed Trans-Atlantic Survey) and was originally planned to be trans-ocean, however, due to the impact of the current COVID-19 restrictions it was not possible to carry out the project as was initially planned. The now completed demo operations project is co-funded by the UK Space Agency through the European Space Agency’s Business Application programme. Fugro ordered two 12-metre USVs from SEA-KIT at the beginning of August, saying it will use the vessels in offshore wind and oil and gas sectors in the North Sea and the Asia-Pacific region. The first of the two 12-metre SEA-KIT X class USVs is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of this year and the second USV is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2021. “The project’s overall aim was to demonstrate the capabilities of current technologies to survey unexplored or inadequately surveyed ocean frontiers and we have absolutely done that. It is a ground-breaking achievement to prove true over-the-horizon capability and the team are elated to have successfully pushed the boundaries of our USV design once again”, said Peter Walker, Director of Technology at SEA-KIT. SEA-KIT will also design, build and deliver a 24-metre Omega class USV to Fugro in 2021. SEA-KIT’s 12-metre Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV), for which the company recently received an order from Fugro, has completed a 22-day demonstration project, carrying out remote surveys on Europe’s continental margin in the Atlantic. After 22 days of operation, the uncrewed vessel returned to Plymouth with its fuel tank still around a third full, according to SEA-KIT.last_img read more