JASPER JOTTINGS Week 29 - 2018 Jul 22  

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POSITRACTION: Thai rescue — great; reason it was needed — unknown?



Celebrations Erupt After Dramatic Rescue of 12 Boys From Submerged Cave 2 Miles Deep
By McKinley Corbley - Jul 10, 2018

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After an emotionally turbulent 18-day ordeal, all 12 of the Thai boys who were trapped in an elaborate cave system with their assistant coach have been rescued and brought to safety.

The boys, who are all members of the Wild Boars soccer team, had been exploring the Tham Luang caves in Thailand with their 25-year-old soccer coach when rising water levels trapped them inside of the caverns. As the tunnels continued to flood, the group was forced further and further inside the system until they had traveled 2 and a half miles into the caves.

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Let’s not forget that one man lost his life in this effort.

I still don't understand why they were in there in the first place?

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JLINKEDIN: Skrec, Allison [MC2014] Master's degree at Seton Hall



Skrec, Allison [MC2014]
Master's degree at Seton Hall University
Roselle, New Jersey

Background features a comprehensive and holistic approach in both intercollegiate athletics and the education field. With four years of Division I playing experience at Manhattan College, and more recently three years of Division I coaching experience at Seton Hall University, I assisted with leadership and management functions (assisting with road trips and apparel, video coordinator, tour guide coordinator, monitoring academic progress, etc.) to help produce a quality intercollegiate women’s basketball team that represents a commitment to excellence academically and athletically. In the classroom, demonstrated the ability to work and communicate effectively with colleagues to orchestrate a comfortable learning environment for students with autism and autism-like behaviors. A highly astute, disciplined, and dedicated team player with proven ability to work with a multitude of cultures and personalities. Possesses excellent organizational skills and have adept ability to work in a team.

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JLINKEDIN: Micolta, Andres [MC2016] Proj Engineer at Savin Eng



Andres Micolta
Project Engineer at Savin Engineers, P.C.
Greater New York City Area

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JNEWS: Benedetti, Uanderson [MC2005] Managing Director @ Millbrook Realty



Millbrook Realty Capital Appoints Uanderson Benedetti Managing Director
July 16, 2018 08:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Millbrook Realty Capital, LLC, a leading direct, private lender specializing in bridge loans for commercial real estate, is pleased to announce that seasoned commercial real estate finance professional Uanderson Benedetti has joined the firm as Managing Director. In this role, Mr. Benedetti is responsible for growing the firm’s lending platform, which focuses on originating, underwriting and structuring loans.

“I have a great deal of respect for Charles and Marc and the platform they’ve built”

“Uanderson is a proven talent with a track record of fueling the growth of commercial real estate lending platforms,” said Millbrook Realty Capital’s Managing Principals Charles and Marc Yassky. “His direct relevant experience, skills and relationships are already having a positive impact on the firm as we ramp up our lending activities. We look forward to working closely together to deliver creative financing solutions to our expanding client roster.”

Mr. Benedetti is focused on originating short-term bridge loans on multifamily properties, mixed-use buildings, condominiums and hotels across the country. Millbrook Realty Capital’s typical loan size ranges from $1 million to $25 million with a term of 12 to 18-months, including potential extension options, and the firm is able to offer rates as low as 7.5 percent. It will also provide financing for ground-up construction projects. With Mr. Benedetti on board, Millbrook Realty Capital is targeting $150 million in originations by year-end.

“I have a great deal of respect for Charles and Marc and the platform they’ve built,” said Mr. Benedetti. “I’m excited and honored to lead Millbrook’s lending activities, and will continue to do everything I can to advance the firm’s strategic growth priorities.”

Prior to joining Millbrook Realty Capital, Mr. Benedetti served as Head of Originations for Fort Amsterdam Capital where he originated and structured bridge loans. Before that, Mr. Benedetti helped develop more than 1 million square feet of commercial real estate space in New York City as a senior project executive with MUEngineering and project manager with RCDolner. He brings to Millbrook Realty Capital an intimate understanding of real estate markets, asset classes and the capital markets. Mr. Benedetti earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College in 2005.

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Benedetti, Uanderson [MC2005]

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JUPDATE: Haggerty, Kevin M. [MC1964 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Haggerty, Kevin M. [MC1964 RIP] 2018-Jun-25

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Dear John,

I believe that Kevin is a member of the Class of 1964.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Haggerty, Kevin M. [MC1964 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Shannon, Sara [MC2010] Asst Principal at Santa Maria



Shannon, Sara [MC2010]
Assistant Principal & Teacher at Santa Maria School
Greater New York City Area

During my thirteen years in Education, I have been fortunate to experience a variety of roles that have helped foster my skills as a hands-on learning leader. From the classroom to the front office, I have been awarded the opportunity to work with students, families, and teachers who have challenged me and given me the impetus to lead with care.

Serving my school in various capacities has strengthened my interpersonal and organizational skills. I effectively communicate with the school community through teaching, strategic planning, scheduling, and site organization. My roles as high school counselor and admissions director have afforded me the opportunity to help students find their next school, a place where they can feel challenged, inspired and loved. My knowledge and experience in Catholic elementary and high schools has greatly influenced my interest in upholding a school’s Catholic identity through the student body and its interaction with the community’s stakeholders.

My leadership ability, my effective communication skills, and my desire to collaborate have aided me in being a successful administrator and teacher.

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JNEWS: Dillon, Vernon [MC???? RIP] killed in the 1918 Split Rock munitions plant



Historic Moment: A look back at Split Rock explosion
Jul 16, 2018 Jason Gabak Eagle Observer, News, News, Skaneateles Press
By Jorge and Beth Batlle Village and Town Historians

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July 2, 1918, an explosion at the Split Rock munitions plant not only shook the City of Syracuse, but also sent shock waves as far away as the Village of Skaneateles. Of the approximately 600 men working the 3 to 11pm shift, 50 men were killed in the blast. Two, Vernon Dillon and James King were from Skaneateles.

This tri-nitro-toluene (TNT) plant was one of 18 in the country. It was started in 1915 by the Semet-Solvay Company. It was located on 1,000 isolated acres in an old and abandoned quarry  off the end of Onondaga Road, just west of the City, in an area now called Taunton. Approximately 25% of the nation’s explosives were produced here and sent to Belgium and France for the World War I effort. The plant employed  3,000 people by 1918. John Hazard of Skaneateles was the Vice President of the company.

James King and Vernon Dillon probably boarded the Auburn-Syracuse trolley in the Village earlier that afternoon and rode the line into work. Arriving at the plant, they passed through a turnstile, and both, as required left their matches and cigarettes behind, and headed for their work stations.

Vernon Dillon, age 23, was one of the 300 patrolman, who day and night guarded the 14 miles of fence that enclosed the facility. Dillon, a graduate of Skaneateles High School and Manhattan College in New York City, had worked for the plant for two years. As a patrolman, he carried a .38 caliber revolver, and was trained in the special techniques of fighting munitions fires.

When the fire whistle blew that night, he was one of the firefighters who responded. A fire had started from an overheated gear in one of the grinding machines. At first, the firefighters were able to keep the flames under control, until the hoses went limp due to a failure of the water system. A wind blowing up from the south fanned the flames until they were dangerously close to the 60 foot tower on TNT Building #1. The men quickly realized that they had to get as far away as possible.

But, before everyone could flee to safety, there was a blinding light, a deafening roar, and a fiery ball shot up into the air, and fell in a shower of sparks. Men were tossed up into the air, clothes torn from their bodies, (and their skin was yellow from the picric acid used in the manufacture). Breathing became difficult because of the super heated air and noxious gasses released into the air.

Vernon’s body was badly burned by the flames. He was identified in the morgue by family members by a missing tooth and other markings. The records show that he died of a crushed skull. He was laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Skaneateles.

James King had only been working at the plant 4 weeks. He was waiting to be called up in the Draft, for the country was fighting in World War I. The body of the 26 year old was among the 15 workers who were so severely burned that relatives were unable to identify them. Other men from Skaneateles that survived in spite of their injuries were Charles Wood, John Newman and Leslie Hoyt.

There were many acts of heroism that night. For example – a little over a ton of material had exploded. while there was another 400 tons in storage in the western section. If the fire had spread there, experts say, the explosion would have destroyed the entire City of Syracuse. As it was, 10 buildings were destroyed, with property losses amounting to $1,000,000 (15.8 million in today’s dollar)

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Dillon, Vernon [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my 'stuff' Vernon.

May He Continue To Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Arndt, Madison [MC2018] nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year



Sports in a Minute: Merrimac's Arndt nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year award
Mac Cerullo 8 hrs ago

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Arndt nominated

Merrimac’s Madison Arndt, a former track star at Central Catholic and a recent graduate of Manhattan College, has been nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. The award, established in 1991, honors graduating female college athletes who have distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership.

Arndt is one of 581 nominees nationwide from across all sports in Divisions 1, 2 and 3. She recently finished a four-year career on the Manhattan women’s track and field team where she placed third in the pole vault at the 2015 and 2016 MAAC Outdoor Championships. She graduated in May with a degree in marketing and was recently hired by the NCAA as its Division 2 Governance Intern for the upcoming school year.

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Arndt, Madison [MC2018]

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JFOUND: Curatolo, William [MC1970] "Pharma People Gone Wild!"



William Curatolo


Pharma People Gone Wild!
Kirkus Reviews said this about my new thriller "Too Many Hats: Herbal Medicine and The Mob":

"An entertaining and illuminating romp through interconnected and delightfully suspect organizations." - Kirkus Reviews

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Curatolo, William [MC1970]

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JOBIT: Schweigardt, Father Erwin H. [MC1961 RIP] 2018-Jul-16



Father Erwin H. Schweigardt

Father Erwin H. Schweigardt, 79, died Monday, July 16, 2018 at Ellis Hospital.

Fr. Schweigardt was born in Albany to the late Herman and Elsie (Teufer) Schweigardt. A graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, Manhattan College, Fordham University and Theological College of the Catholic University of America, he was ordained a priest by Bishop Edward J. Maginn, D.D. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, New York on May 20, 1967.

His assignments have included Assistant at Our Lady of Victory in Troy (1967-68), St.John's in Rensselaer (1968-69) and St. John the Evangelist in Schenectady (1972-78). In 1969, Father began studies at the Catholic University of America, earning a PhD in Education Administration in 1972 and began service in the Diocesan School Office as Director of Educational Research. Father Schweigardt was assigned to St. Patrick's in Watervliet, first as Administrator (1980) and then Pastor (1981-2005), and finally Pastor of St. Margaret Mary in Albany in 2005, until his retirement from administrative responsibilities in 2009.

In addition, Father Schweigardt took great pride in working with college students, first as a chaplain of the Men's Basketball and Hockey teams at Union College, and later as the advisor for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute chapter of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity.Father Schweigardt is survived by his brother, Rolf (Toni) Schweigardt of Colonie; two nephews, Andrew (Renee) Schweigardt of Lexington, KY and Brian (Julianne) Schweigardt of Queensbury; one niece, Wendy (Jay) O'Brien of Waterford. He is also survived by several grandnieces and nephews and cousins.

A Reception of the Body service will be conducted Thursday, July 19 at 4 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Schenectady. Viewing hours will begin after the Reception of the Body service, approximately, 4:15 p.m., and continue until 7 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church Friday at 11 a.m. with Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger as principal celebrant. Burial will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie.The family requests that to honor his dedication to serving others, contributions can be made to Catholic Charities, Community Hospice, or a charity of choice in lieu of flowers.Arrangements are by the Gleason Funeral Home, Schenectady.

View the online memorial for Father Erwin H. Schweigardt

Published in The Daily Gazette from July 18 to July 19, 2018


Schweigardt, Father Erwin H. [MC1961 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Good Afternoon All,

It is with a heavy heart that I share the sad news of the passing of a dear friend to several of us and a long standing member of our Prayer Group, Father Erwin H. Schweigardt '61. Father Erwin was called home on July 16, 2018. Father Erwin, a man with a heart as big as his personality and his smile will be remembered by so many whose hearts and lives he touched. As an Educator, Administrator, Chaplain, Pastor, Counselor and Friend, he was a force to be reckoned with in so many positive ways. We will not forget you, Father Erwin. Rest in Peace. A Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating his life, was celebrated today, Friday, July 20, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Schenectedy, N.Y. with Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger as Principal Celebrant. The Famiky and Father Erwin's Community have shared the following Obituary. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Remigino, Lindy [MC1953 RIP]


From Bob Cooney, Manhattan College and Jasper Jottings, we are saddened the news of the death of Lindy Remigino '53. This good man was called home on July 11, 2018. We pray for Lindy, his Wife of 65 years, June, their childten Mike, Kathryn, Betty, Linda and Patty and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Lindy, a dedicated, committed and loving Husband, Father, friend, Coach and Role Model will be missed and remembered by the many who knew him especially his Manhattan College Brothers. His two Gold Medals in the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland while a student at Manhattan are forever remembered in the record books. We pray for the repose of his soul. A Memorial Service was celebrated on July 16, 2018 at St. Mark the Evangelist, West Hartford, CT. Thank you Bob Cooney for sharing the link to the wonderful New York Times Obituary. Thank you All. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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MFOUND: Alma Mater student Kaiyun Chen cited



Home  Education and Careers  CRS student ambassadors stress need for human dignity to Congress
CRS student ambassadors stress need for human dignity to Congress
By  Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service -  20 July 2018, 15:30

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Manhattan College student Kaiyun Chen explained that although she doesn’t practice any faith, she was motivated to become involved as a campus ambassador because of the nature of the agency’s work.

“When I was introduced to the organization and asked to be a student ambassador I was thinking about what the organization stands for and what they believe in and what they do for other people and it makes me feel more passionate toward what I can do,” Chen said.

Students also said they planned to return to their campuses this fall ready to share what they learned about the global work of CRS and encourage others to join them in promoting the agency.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Arty


Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for Arty Reilly, Mike's old friend and former Chief Clerk of the Criminal Court of the City of New York. Arty has been hospitalized and we pray that the Doctors can successfully treat his problems and get Arty back on his feet. Please keep Arty and his Family in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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MFOUND: Remembering the frozen yogurt machine

Tiger Woods' NSFW motivational message,
Tony Romo's biggest win, and a golf legend returns to the spotlight

By Alex Myers
July 17, 2018
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As a rising high school senior in 1999, I unfortunately missed watching live Jean van de Velde’s final-hole debacle while attending a basketball camp. Sadly, I also missed David Cone’s perfect game that week and had to settle for (gasp!) reading about both historic events in a newspaper. On the bright side, I remember going to town on the frozen yogurt machine in the Manhattan College cafeteria... Anyway, while the French remain scarred by this claret jug memory, having that gold ball back will certainly ease the pain. And while we wait to see what craziness Carnoustie has in store this year, here’s what else has us talking.

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Nice to be known for something?

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JOY: Heegle, Patty [MC????] and Powers, John [MC????] engaged


2018 07Jul 21 jasper engaged

Heegle, Patty [MC????]

Powers, John [MC????]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Peter


From Mike McEneney, a prayer request for a Grammar School Classmate and Friend of Mike's Daughter, Clare. Peter Esser went into Cardiac Arrest and is in serious condition. We pray for Peter and his Family. We pray that the Doctors are able to help him and we pray for his swift and complete recovery. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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ENDNOTE: STI causes untreatable infertility?



STI warning: Experts fear ‘stealth’ bug which makes women infertile will be untreatable

A WARNING has been issued about a dangerous sexually transmitted infection which is spreading rapidly.
By Douglas Patient / Published 11th July 2018

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The mycoplasma genitalium bug, known as MG, makes women infertile.

One in every 100 British adults aged 18 to 44 are already thought to be infected with the bug.

Experts are warning that this figure is set to double within 10 years as it becomes untreatable.

A total of 3,000 women a year could lose the ability to have children, the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) said

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Actions have consequences.

Sadly, this maybe due to humanity's failure to understand the long term consequences of its actions.

Promiscuity has eroded the moral fiber of recent generations. 

Makes me wonder what else humanity doesn't understand.

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