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Cathedral of the Assumption (Louisville, Kentucky)

The Cathedral of the Assumption is a cathedral and mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. Joseph Kurtz, D. D. the fourth Archbishop of Louisville, is in residence at the Cathedral. Michael T. Wimsatt, S. T. D. Serves as administrator. In 1811, a small group of Catholics in Louisville formed Saint Louis Church at 10th and Main Streets. Father Stephen Theodore Badin, the first priest ordained in the United States, called the "circuit rider priest," had served the Louisville area, along with much of the American frontier. In September 1821, Father Philip Hosten became the first residential pastor of Saint Louis Church. Fr. Hosten died one year during an outbreak of yellow fever in the city. By 1830, a larger Saint Louis Church was built five blocks south of the Ohio River on Fifth Street; the Cathedral of the Assumption stands on that site to this day. The Diocese of Bardstown, the first inland diocese in the United States, was established in 1808, with Benedict Joseph Flaget as the first Bishop of Bardstown.

The diocese included most of Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana and Michigan. In 1841, the diocese was moved from Bardstown to Louisville, Saint Louis Church became Saint Louis Cathedral. Bishop Flaget, now the Bishop of Louisville, decided in 1849. However, Bishop Flaget died on February 11, 1850, a few months after the laying of the cornerstone for the new church building, his remains rest today in a chapel in the Cathedral Undercroft. The project begun by Bishop Flaget was completed by Bishop Martin John Spalding, the second Bishop of Louisville. On October 3, 1852, the new Cathedral was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of the Cathedral of the Assumption; the new Cathedral was an identical but larger replica of its predecessor, St. Louis Church; the new Cathedral was built around St. Louis Church which, when the cathedral was completed, was disassembled and carried piece by piece out the front doors; the Diocese of Louisville was elevated in 1937 to become the Archdiocese of Louisville and the metropolitan province for all the dioceses in Kentucky and Tennessee.

The newly built Cathedral of the Assumption was nearly destroyed soon after its building due to anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant bigotry in the city of Louisville. On Monday, August 6, 1856, George D. Prentice, editor of the Louisville Journal, placed an article of his own opinion in the paper that speculated the possibility of takeover by immigrants: German and Irish; this included accusations of vote tampering. Fearing for their safety, the "Know Nothing Party" of Nativists bombarded and ambushed local immigrant workers with ammunition, in total killing 22 German and Irish immigrants across the city; the Cathedral and the newly built St. Martin of Tours were believed to house weaponry in their basements, they were threatened to be burned, but the mayor of the city at the time, John Barbee, himself a "Know-Nothing," inspected the churches and cleared them of such accusations. With the 1982 arrival of the Most Reverend Thomas C. Kelly, the third Archbishop of Louisville, the Cathedral of the Assumption began anew as an archdiocesan center, under the pastoral direction of the Archbishop and the William L. Fichteman, the current Rector of the Cathedral.

In 1985, the establishment of the Center for Interfaith Relations began a push for renovation of existing facilities, expansion of the Cathedral complex, revitalization of the Cathedral's mission to the broader community as a spiritual center in Louisville. Together, the Cathedral Parish and the Cathedral Heritage Foundation have brought the Cathedral into the new millennium. Renovation began in 1988 with the removal of sections of the Cathedral spire, along with the finial and cross; the year 1989 saw. In June 1991, after one hundred years of disuse, the restored Cathedral undercroft was reopened. In February 1993, renovation on the main Cathedral space began and continued for nearly two years; the grand reopening of the Cathedral was celebrated in 1994, with a renovated Cathedral space. In May 1994, Archbishop Kelly moved into the Cathedral rectory, making him the first bishop to live in Downtown Louisville in one hundred twenty years. In June 1998, the Cathedral spire and bell tower were renovated.

In May 2005, the first phase of renovations began on the Cathedral School building, which now houses the Cathedral Parish office. Phase one renovations will provide more space for the parish offices while phase two will provide renovated, state-of-the-art practice space for the Cathedrals renowned choirs; the Cathedral complex now houses the main Cathedral building, with a Eucharistic chapel to the rear, as well as the Cathedral undercroft and St. Louis Hall, the Sandefur Dining Room for the homeless, the Patterson Education Center, the Cathedral school building, the rectory, providing housing for the Archbishop and other Cathedral staff. During the renovation of the Cathedral by the Conrad Schmitt Studios, the walls were faux finished to resemble stone blocks; the effect is convincing enough that many visitors to the Cathedral are astonished to learn that the walls are not actual stone. In addition, much of the architectural work around the Coronation Window is a faux finish; the stained glass that stood in the side windows was removed to allow the congregation to view the surrounding buildings, in order to facilitate a sense of attachment to the community.

The panels are now displayed in the front windows of the Cathedral's Patterson Education Center. The nave, the body of the church, accommodates nine hundred sixty-six people

Portugal at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics

Portugal was represented at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics, held in Nanjing, from 16 to 28 August 2014, with a delegation of 21 competitors, who took part in 10 events. The Portuguese delegation won two medals, a silver in sailing by Rodolfo Pires and a bronze in trampoline gymnastics by Pedro Ferreira. In addition, two gold medals were won by Portuguese athletes as part of mixed teams: in judo by Maria Siderot and in modern pentathlon by Maria Teixeira. Portugal qualified two athletes. Girls Field eventsQualification legend: Q=Final A. Boys Portugal qualified a boys' and girls' team based on its ranking issued by the UCI. TeamMixed Relay Portugal qualified one athlete based on its performance at the 2014 European WAG Championships. Girls Portugal qualified one athlete based on its performance at the 2014 European Trampoline Championships. Portugal qualified two athletes based on its performance at the 2013 Cadet World Judo Championships. IndividualTeam Portugal qualified two athletes based on the 1 June 2014 Olympic Youth A Pentathlon World Rankings.

Portugal qualified two boats based on its performance at the Byte CII European Continental Qualifiers. Portugal qualified four swimmers. BoysGirls Portugal qualified one athlete based on its performance at the European Qualification Event. SinglesTeamQualification Legend: Q=Main Bracket. IndividualRelay

Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies

Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies was founded in 1983 in West Orange, New Jersey, by Jimmy Libman. Born deaf, Libman overcame his "disability" to run the cookie company by himself for more than 20 years. To supplement his work, Mr. Libman hired other deaf workers, offering them a place to hone their skills, showing everyone that being deaf is not a limitation on success. Under Mr. Libman, Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies focused on Christmas-season gift tins, serving individual and corporate customers. All production was accomplished in a small facility on Valley Road in West Orange. Mr. Libman sold the company to a group interested in expanding the Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies brand, from gift tins to a full retail-store experience; this group opened two retail stores, known as Gimmee Jimmy's Cookie Bars, in Montclair, New Jersey and Livingston, New Jersey, respectively. The Cookie Bars married Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies with coffee and desserts, including cupcakes and muffins; the economic downturn of 2008 forced the group which had purchased the company from Mr. Libman to go out of business.

In 2009, Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies was revived when it was purchased by a group based in Sarasota, which intends to grow Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies into a nationally recognized brand. The following steps have been and are being taken to improve the business: The original recipes first used by Mr. Libman in 1983 are being revived for use today; the under-performing retail stores were shuttered. In 2014, Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies moved online, opening a large bakery in Inwood, NY, close to JFK, to facilitate faster shipping. Headed by Freeman Lewin, Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies has returned to its routes of gift tins and corporate gifts and technology enabling large corporations to order en-masse. Since 2014, Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies has been featured in Inc, Business Weekly, Inquirer, on BuzzFeed. To re-claim the do-good nature of the company from its founding, the new owners formed the Gimmee Jimmy's Children's Foundation, to steer a portion of company proceeds to cheering children who are hospitalized with pediatric diseases.

This foundation has yet to be mobilized, as the company decides how best to make use of the funds designated for these charitable purposes. In addition to the Gimmee Jimmy's Children's Foundation, the company is involved in fundraising opportunities for schools, places of worship, other non-profits. Gimmee Jimmy's Cookies are certified under the OK kosher certification and the Volover Rav, Gimmee Jimmy's is pas Yisroel, cholov Yisroel if dairy is used. "New Gourmet Bakery Opens in Hawthorne, NJ". "Giveaway! Gourmet Cookies from Gimme Jimmy's Cookies!". "Market and Price". Small Business Administration. Retrieved October 19, 2009. Patterson, Gregory. "HELPING THE DEAF TO START AND OPERATE THEIR OWN BUSINESSES". The Boston Globe. "'High-Tech Deaf' Runs Things at Jimmy's". Ocala Star Banner. April 14, 1985. P. 11B. "Deaf N. J. Cookie Baker's Got a Light Touch". Philadelphia Daily News. April 13, 1985. Rothschild, Karen. "Jewish Deaf Business". JDCC News. Jewish Deaf Community Center.

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