Fr. Jenkins completes COVID-19 isolation period

first_imgUniversity President Fr. John Jenkins has completed his medically recommended isolation period after contracting the coronavirus, Paul Browne, the office of public affairs and communications vice president, said in a press release Monday evening.Jenkins began his isolation period two weeks ago on Sept. 28. He initially entered quarantine of his own volition after receiving criticism over his actions at the Rose Garden nomination ceremony of Notre Dame law professor Judge Amy Coney Barret Sept. 26.Jenkins tested positive for COVID-19 sometime between Sept. 28 and Oct. 2, when his positive result was announced to students, faculty and staff.Browne said Jenkins learned earlier that week a colleague who he regularly associates with tested positive for the virus. Jenkins was then tested and received a positive result. As a result, he entered an extended period of isolation.“Since testing positive for COVID-19, Father Jenkins has experienced moderate symptoms that have lessened over time,” Browne said in a statement to The Observer on Thursday. “He has worked remotely throughout. Father Jenkins is grateful for the expressions of concern and good wishes of many.”According to Monday’s press release, Jenkins is currently symptom-free and “looks forward to resuming his normal activities.”“Father Jenkins again thanked the many people who offered prayers and well wishes for him over the last two weeks,” Browne said.Tags: COVID-19, fr. jenkins, quarantine, University President Father John Jenkinslast_img read more

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Two Top Caribbean Hotels — Secret Bay Resort & Villas and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort — Won Multiple Five-Star Awards at 2019 International Property Awards

first_imgBusinessLifestyleLocalNews Two Top Caribbean Hotels — Secret Bay Resort & Villas and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort — Won Multiple Five-Star Awards at 2019 International Property Awards by: – November 6, 2019 Fort Young Hotel. Photo credit: macocaribbean.comBest Hotel Architecture – Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort (Redevelopment)Best Hotel Interior – Palisades Restaurant, Fort Young Hotel & Dive ResortBest New Hotel Construction & Design – Fort Block, Fort Young Hotel & Dive ResortBest Leisure Architecture – Zing Zing Restaurant and Gommier Spa, Secret BaySecret Bay, Dominica’s award-winning, ultra-luxury, all-villa resort, and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort, the ‘Nature Island’s’ landmark waterfront hotel and dive resort located in the vibrant capital city of Roseau, have won The Five-Star Award in multiple categories for their stunning design and architecture by the 2019 International Property Awards, Americas Division.Both properties are part of GEMS Holdings Limited, an impact-driven Caribbean-based company dedicated to managing and developing world-class, sustainable luxury properties and businesses in the hospitality and tourism markets. This announcement comes on the heels of Secret Bay being awarded the Green Globe Certification, one of the highest standards for sustainability worldwide, and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort announcing its 30th anniversary.In partnership with GEMS, ARGO Development Studio, the architectural and design firm behindboth Secret Bay and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resorts’ expansion and newest amenities, wasrecognized in the following categories:● Best Hotel Architecture – Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort (Redevelopment)● Best Hotel Interior – Palisades Restaurant, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort● Best New Hotel Construction and Design – Fort Block, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort● Best Leisure Architecture – Zing Zing Restaurant and Gommier Spa, Secret BayARGO was responsible for designing Zing Zing Restaurant, Secret Bay’s first-ever seated diningexperience overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and the resort’s Gommier Spa, a three-walled treehousestylewellness retreat, perched on the cliffside and enveloped in nature. The firm also oversaw the design for Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort, including the expansion of the hotel’s Fort Block rooms, from 32 to 60 guestrooms, along with a reimagined aesthetic of the hotel and the new Palisades Restaurant, the resort’s signature waterfront, fine dining eatery.“We’re very proud of our luxury-meets-sustainable design at both Secret Bay and Fort Young Hotel& Dive Resort, so it’s an honour to have each property recognised by such a prestigiousorganization,” said Gregor Nassief, proprietor of GEMS Holdings Limited. “ARGO did an incrediblejob executing our collaborative vision and is very much deserving of this accolade from theInternational Property Awards.”“ARGO Development Studio was delighted to be awarded Best Hotel Architecture, Best HotelInterior and Best New Hotel Construction and Design in relation to Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resortand Best Leisure Architecture for Secret Bay from the International Property Awards,” said DavidCampion, ARGO’s managing director.“We are honoured to have worked with GEMS on the shared vision for Secret Bay and Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort and to have made a contribution to the improvement of the hospitality industry in Dominica with our involvement with these two prestigious establishments. This celebration is one we share with all who were involved in the success of these projects.”The International Property Awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companiesoperating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. An International Property Award isa world-renowned mark of excellence, judged by a highly experienced team of professionals whocover the whole range of property disciplines.About Secret BaySecret Bay is a limited collection of six freestanding, secluded and sustainably crafted villas that areimmersed in nature and positioned on a breathtaking clifftop overlooking the azure Caribbean Sea.Offering a wealth of transformational experiences, fine dining, wellness facilities and stunningarchitectural design, Secret Bay is a unique tropical hideaway. Since opening eight years ago, SecretBay has received numerous accolades, including: Caribbean Journal’s Coolest Hotels, Condé NastJohansens’ Best Green Hotel in the Caribbean & Pacific, Condé Nast Traveler’s “Readers’ Choice” forTop Resorts in The Caribbean, Fodor’s Finest Hotels, Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, andTripAdvisor’s “Travelers’ Choice” for Best Small Hotels in the Caribbean for multiple years.ContactSecret Bay at +1 767.445.4444 or [email protected] For more information, visit:http://secretbay.dm/About Fort Young Hotel & Dive ResortLocated on the water in Roseau, Dominica’s capital, Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort is the country’sonly downtown hotel, affording guests unmatched proximity to the “Nature Island’s” vibrantculture, delicious cuisine, exhilarating activities and some of the island’s most prized attractions,like Trafalgar Falls, Middleham Falls, Freshwater Lake, segments of the Waitukubuli National Trail,and world-renowned diving. Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort offers a luxurious sense of seclusion,fine dining and meeting facilities. Fort Young Hotel & Dive Resort can be reached at 767-448-5000or [email protected] ARGO Development StudioARGO Development Studio is an international award-winning architectural practice specialising ina design and construction process called Building Information Modelling (BIM). This process allowsARGO to design, cost and construct intelligent buildings in a 3D virtual environment.ARGO has offices in Dublin, Barbados, Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with projectoffices in St. Maarten and Tortola. ARGO’s core team consists of architects, architecturaltechnologists, graphic designers, interior designers, project managers and construction engineers,and offers a full range of design development services. 152 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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Pro Kabaddi League: Iranians dominate foreign players’ auction

first_imgMumbai: Iranian kabaddi players dominated the first phase of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 7 auctions, as most of the franchisee showed interest in bagging their services and even indulged in some intense bidding.The auctions for foreign players started with a bang on Monday, as the first player named in the list — Abozar Mighani — drew everyone’s attention with most of the franchisee trying their hands to rope in the Iranian defender.Gujarat Fortune Giants were the first to bid for Abozar before Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors got involved in intense bidding for the Iranian. While U Mumba and Haryana Steelers too joined the bidding war, it looked like Patna Pirates would have the last laugh with their whopping Rs 75 lakh bid.However, they couldn’t succeed as Telugu Titans exercised their Final Bid Match (FBM) right to rope in the Iranian for the second straight season. Abozar’s compatriot Mohammad Nabibaksh too drew a lot of attention when placed under the hammer. After some frenzied bidding by the franchisee, all-rounder Nabibaksh, who had a base price of just Rs 10 lakh, was finally bagged by Bengal Warriors for a massive sum of Rs 77.75 lakh, making him the costliest foreign recruit this season.Surprisingly, Bengal Warriors showed no interest in retaining star South Korean raider Jang Kun Lee, as Patna Pirates bought him for Rs 40 lakh. Lee had spent the previous six seasons with Bengal Warriors and was a lethal weapon in their armory. Lee is the top-scoring foreigner in the league’s history with 433 points.Meanwhile, it became clear that Patna Pirates wanted to boost it’s raiding as after Lee, they bagged Iranian all-rounder Hadi Oshtorak for Rs 16 lakh. Another Iranian raider, Mohammad Maghsoudlou, attracted interest from U Mumba and Bengal Warriors in the early bids before they were joined by Haryana Steelers. But yet again, Patna Pirates had the last laugh as they picked Maghsoudlou for Rs 35 lakh. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

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