University appeals HHS ruling

first_imgThe University is again challenging a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that requires Notre Dame’s insurance plan to cover contraceptives, according to a report in The South Bend Tribune.Notre Dame is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to grant the University an exemption to the mandate, which is part of the Affordable Care Act, in light of a recent Supreme Court decision, the Tribune reported. The Supreme Court ruled Jan. 24 that the nonprofit organization Little Sisters of the Poor and other similar religious groups do not have to cover contraceptives until the Sisters’ lawsuit is resolved.“There is no legitimate basis upon which an injunction could be granted to the Little Sisters of the Poor but denied to Notre Dame,” the University said in its motion, according to the Tribune.A federal appellate judge in Chicago will hear oral arguments in Notre Dame’s case Feb. 12, the Tribune reported.“If government is allowed to entangle a religious institution of higher education like Notre Dame in one area contrary to conscience, it’s given license to do so in others,” Paul Browne, vice president for Public Affairs and Communications, said.Tags: Contraception, HHS Lawsuit, HHS Mandate, Notre Dame, Supreme Courtlast_img read more

EEMS cheering squads win state titles

first_imgThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder text ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School cheerleaders, ranging in age from grades 2 to 8, swept the state championships on Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The Ellsworth peewee, JV and varsity squads all took first in their divisions.EEMS peewee squad PHOTO BY JILL BOUTAUGHEEMS varsity squad PHOTO BY SUSAN FROSTEEMS JV squad PHOTO BY SUSAN FROSTlast_img

March Madness 2019: Man with perfect NCAA bracket reveals strategy

first_img“You can’t watch every college game so you got to watch some bracketology and go with the teams that you like,” Nigl said.🚨 PERFECT BRACKET UPDATE 🚨Here is the last one standing. Can it go all the way? #MarchMadness— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 25, 2019Will his picks hold up through the tournament’s final 15 games?We’ll just have to wait and see. Nigl has Gonzaga winning the national title over Kentucky. MARCH MADNESS: Ranking the Sweet 16 teams’ chances to win it allOdds of a perfect #Sweet16? 1 in 281 TRILLION! 😱Hear from the man with the only perfect bracket – a neuropsychologist from— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 26, 2019″It’s really unbelievable. I didn’t expect this at all. It was the fourth bracket I filled out. I almost didn’t fill it out. It’s kind of a fluke,” Nigl said. Nigl, a neuropsychologist, had a 1 in 281 trillion chance of accurately predicting the outcome of all 48 games so far in this year’s tournament.What’s his secret? The NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 is set — and only one person still has a perfect bracket.That bracket belongs to 40-year-old Gregg Nigl of Ohio.last_img read more