As a way of enriching their faith experience at Notre Dame, Jewish students have started clubs that allow Jewish and non-Jewish students to come together to experience the Jewish culture in a deeper and more meaningful way. Fourth year graduate student Jonathan Silver is a member of the unofficially titled Irish Jews Pizza Social, sponsored by the Midwest Torah Center in South Bend. “The goal of the group is to bring Jews together,” Silver said. At their Monday meetings in LaFortune Student Center, the club brings Jewish students together to discuss Judaism, Jewish heritage, important moral topics and any other subjects the group wishes to discuss, Silver said. The group consists of four engineering grad students, and Rabbi Gred Nebel of the Midwest Torah Center leads a discussion. “I bring some materials to start with, but the discussion goes wherever the students want to go. It’s an open ended lunch time discussion,” Rabbi Nebel said. “We’re not stuck with the topics I bring.” Silver said these groups have the potential to be very influential in Jewish students’ lives. “The schools that Rabbi Nebel and I went to as undergraduates had such groups and we both found them to be very influential in our lives,” Silver said. “This is something he and I have wanted to start at Notre Dame for a few years now.” Silver said the Pizza Social is an important part of his Notre Dame experience. “Having this group allows me to bond with other Jewish students in a way I never thought was possible when I first decided to come to Notre Dame,” Silver said. Sophomore Ben Finan is the president of the Notre Dame Jewish Club, a similar group but with slightly different goals. “The Jewish Club is around to allow Jews and non-Jews alike to explore Jewish religious practices and Jewish culture. We are open to all students, and currently have about 75 members — about 10 of [whom] are Jewish,” Finan said. Like Silver, Finan said he recognizes the importance of the Jewish Club in his life. “I see the Jewish Club as a way for me to share my faith and religion with people who are interested,” Finan said. “I very much enjoy showing others how I practice my religion and the influence that Judaism has on my everyday life.” First year graduate student Zachariah Silver, the younger brother of Jonathan Silver, said Notre Dame is a comfortable environment for him to practice his Jewish religion. “It’s nice to come here and be unique. Everyone is nice about me being Jewish and wants to understand the religion. I’ve made friends here and most of them are not Jewish,” Silver said. Despite some difficulty, Finan said his experience at Notre Dame has been a positive one. “Being a Jewish student at Notre Dame has had its struggles, but I have overall really enjoyed it. It has lead me to grow more faithful within my religion,” Finan said.
Wisconsin volleyball’s 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge slate features University of North Carolina and University of Louisville — rematches of last season’s opponents in the same tournament.Wisconsin defeated UNC 3-0 and Louisville 3-1 in those 2015 matches in Louisville, and the Badgers will have go on the road once again, but this time in front of UNC’s home crowd at Carmichael Arena.Wisconsin is off to another great start in 2016, but Saturday should prove the first real test for an explosive Badgers team. Wisconsin started the season as the No. 2 in the country and has only dropped one set through their first five matches, with this single blemish coming against then-No. 15 Hawaii in the season opener. Since then, Wisconsin (5-0) has amounted a perfect 12-0 record in sets, bringing their total sets lead to 15-1 on the season.Volleyball: Badgers return to Madison for home openerThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team will host its first games of the 2016-17 season this weekend as part of Read…North Carolina TarheelsThe Badgers take on a dangerous Tarheels team, Friday at 5:30 p.m., who have already proven they have what it takes to take down high-caliber Big Ten talent. To kick off the season UNC traveled to Penn State, one of the toughest venues in the country, for the Penn State Classic and emerged victorious with a 3-2 edge over the host then-No. 13 Nittany Lions. No. 11 North Carolina (5-0) has maintained its perfect record since defeating the Big Ten powerhouse, and look to put their undefeated record on the line this weekend when they battle the No. 2 Badgers at home in Carmichael Arena.Louisville CardinalsThough not as highly regarded out of the gates as fellow ACC member UNC, Louisville certainly brings a lot to the table. The Cardinals head into this weekend touting a 4-3 overall record, after suffering a slight skid as of late. Louisville got off to a hot start after winning its first three games, but have dropped two of three since. If the same Louisville team that took the court for the Cardinals in their first three games shows up Saturday night, Wisconsin could certainly have its hands full. Not to mention, Saturday’s matchup will be a quick turnaround for Wisconsin after they play the Tarheels the night prior. First serve is at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now reports that young people may be more susceptible to becoming critically ill from the coronavirus than previously thought.Recently there has been a number of coronavirus cases involving young people who show severe symptoms.New reports from the CDC show that 40% of those hospitalized with COVID-19 are between the ages of 20 and 54.Dr. Steve Cobb, the Chief Medical Officer at Centura Denver Medical Group, says it’s unknown why the number of cases in that group has grown, but he suspects younger cases are becoming critical as the number of total cases surge. But he also points to reports that some young people are not practicing social distancing guidelines urged by the CDC.Some cases involving young people include, Jack Allard of Ridgewood, New Jersey who is in a medically induced coma more than a week after contracting COVID-19. He’s breathing with the help of a respirator and awaiting approval to try a potentially life-saving drug called Remdesivir. In Georgia a 12-year-old girl is reported to be doing much better after she was hooked to a ventilator and fighting for her life.On Tuesday, California announced the first death of a COVID-19 patient younger than 18 years old in the United States.Cobb said that more testing is needed to be done so health officials can understand the virus.The CDC says the greatest risk still remains for the older population, and those with underlying diseases. Continue to follow the CDC guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
15 Mar 2014 Sue Whittaker, past EWGA chairman, passes away Sue Whittaker, who was the first management board chairman of the English Women’s Golf Association and who played a key role in the merger which formed England Golf, has passed away. Sue, who lived in Northumberland and was a member at Bamburgh Castle Golf Club, had been suffering from cancer for almost a year. She was a lifelong golfer and, when she joined the EWGA in 2008, she spoke of her enthusiasm about the opportunity to develop women’s golf in England. “Being involved with the development of women’s golf – getting more women to play and developing their potential to the fullest possible extent – is a very exciting prospect,” she said. During her three-year term of office Sue was closely involved in the merger process which brought together the EWGA and the English Golf Union to form England Golf, the governing body which today represents all amateur golf in the country. She brought a wealth of experience to her role, having been a journalist and holding a host of public appointments, both local and national. Among them, she was chair of two NHS trusts, a non-executive director of the Public Guardian Board, a disciplinary panel chairman for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and had been a magistrate, chairing sittings of the Berwick-upon-Tweed bench. Her work in public office and on boards included lobbying Government ministers, taking part in trade delegations and developing an expertise in human resources, governance and financial matters. Sue’s husband, Derek Webster, was Lord Mayor of Newcastle Upon Tyne and, as Lady Mayoress, she took part in visits and trade delegations to countries including China, Kenya and the USA. Sue is survived by her husband and their son, Lex. The funeral will take place at the West Road Crematorium, Newcastle Upon Tyne, on Thursday, March 20 at 1.30pm
RED BANK – Five-time Grammy winner Christopher Cross will present an evening of music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave.Tickets are $105, $95 and $55 with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Sandy relief. Tickets can be purchased by emailing the theater at www.trtc.org, calling 732-345-1400 or by visiting the box office.Cross was the biggest new star of 1980, virtually defining adult contemporary radio with a series of smoothly sophisticated ballads including his No. 1 hit Sailing. His 1980 self-titled debut album with the lead single Ride Like the Wind rocketed to the No. 2 spot; the massive success of the second single Sailing made Cross a superstar, and in the wake of two more Top 20 hits, Never Be the Same and Say You’ll Be Mine he walked off with an unprecedented and record-setting five Grammys in 1981.Cross also scored a second No. 1 hit and Academy Award, with Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do).
The New York State 4-H Military Partnership is inviting all county 4-H programs to host a “Purple Up” day for military youth in their counties during the month of April.Purple is the color of military children. It is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is a combination of Army green, Marine Red, and Coast Guard, Air Force, and Navy blue. The goal of “Purple Up!” is for military youth to actually SEE the support in their school, youth groups, and the community!This is a great way to introduce military youth around the state to 4-H and bring awareness to all our wonderful 4-H programs and camps! Please contact us if you have some ideas how we could celebrate.
Wilson Palacios and Carlo Costly will be crucial for Honduras in the World CupPlaying at the World Cup for only the third time, teamwork and organization will be key for Honduras.Just qualifying for the tournament in Brazil was a massive achievement, but now the focus is on finally winning a match on football’s biggest stage.Here are five players to watch:CARLO COSTLYCarlo Costly is a tall striker who has been unable to find consistency in his club career.He has played in Poland, England, Romania, Mexico, the United States, Greece and China, but returned to Honduras with Real Espana early in 2014.Despite the globe-trotting, Costly has remained a central focus of the Honduran national team since debuting in 2007, although he missed out on the last World Cup because of injury.Costly uses his physical strength and aerial prowess to cause problems for defenders. He holds the ball up for his teammates and is an awkward player to mark.The former Birmingham player scored a famous goal for Honduras in World Cup qualifying, netting a second-half winner at Estadio Azteca to seal victory over Mexico.JERRY BENGTSONJerry Bengtson is Honduras’ other tall, powerful striker.The Costly-Bengtson partnership has the ability to cause problems for group rivals Ecuador, France and Switzerland at the World Cup.The New England Revolution player scored nine goals in 12 games in CONCACAF qualifying and is known for his all-around ability to both play with his back to goal and create opportunities for himself.advertisementBengtson made a name for himself outside of the Americas at the 2012 Olympics, scoring the goal that defeated Spain 1-0 to knock the European nation out of the tournament.EMILIO IZAGUIRRELeft back Emilio Izaguirre plays for Scottish champion Celtic and is one of the only Honduras players – along with Wilson Palacios and Andy Najar – with experience playing in the Champions League.The defender is best known for his forays down the left flank, but his crossing into Costly and Bengtson is one of the most dangerous aspects of the team.Izaguirre has previously been linked with big-name clubs outside Scotland, where he was voted the first division’s 2010 player of the year by his peers.MAYNOR FIGUROAWith more than 100 appearances for the national team and more than 200 Premier League games, Maynor Figueroa is one of Honduras’ most experienced players and is charged with leading the defense at the World Cup.Figueroa plays at left back for Hull, where he moved from Wigan in 2013, but is a central defender for Honduras, partly due to Izaguirre’s quality. He has a knack of scoring spectacular goals, including one in December 2009 from his own half when playing for Wigan.Goalkeeper Noel Valladares is Honduras’ captain, but Figueroa is one of the main leaders in the team.WILSON PALACIOSA combative defensive midfielder, Wilson Palacios’ best moment came at Tottenham when he dominated AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf in the Champions League in 2011.Palacios became Honduras’ most expensive player when Tottenham signed him from Wigan in 2009.The central midfielder has struggled following a move to Stoke in August 2011, failing to break into the first team on a regular basis, although he remains a key figure for Honduras and a leader on the field.Tragedy struck Palacios’ family in 2009 when his younger brother was found dead in Honduras. He had been kidnapped in 2007.
SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEAN TONIGHT SUBSIDING 2 TO 4 FEET TOMORROW… Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ADVISORY: A SMALL CRAFT CAUTION REMAINS IN EFFECT TONIGHT…WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS TONIGHT DECREASING TO 10 TO 15KOTS TOMORROW… LOW TEMPERATURE TONIGHT 75°F 24°CHIGH TEMPERATURE TOMORROW 90°F 32°C WINDS: SOUTHEASTERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS… SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN… TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK1) A non-tropical area of low pressure in the Florida Straits about 100 miles west-southwest of Key West is interacting with an upper-level low to produce a broad area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms across the Florida peninsula, west-central Cuba and adjacent waters. Upper-level winds are forecast to be unfavorable for tropical cyclone formation while the system moves west-northwestward over the eastern Gulf of Mexico during the next day or two.(2) An area of low pressure is forecast to form on a frontal boundary over the weekend about 900 miles southwest of the Azores. This low could acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics early next week while it remains nearly stationary over the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. Elsewhere tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.FORECASTER: GREGORY D THOMPSON (SMO)/SC CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMASWEATHER: MAINLY FAIR TONIGHT WITH AN ISOLATED SHOWER OR TWO POSSIBLE…PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM TOMORROW WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS POSSIBLE… SUNSET: 6:52PMSUNRISE: 7:04AM FRIMOONRISE: 7:10PMMOONSET: 7:48AM FRIHIGH TIDE: 8:19PM & 8:43AM FRILOW TIDE: 2:33AM FRI & 3:02PM FRI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 4, 2017 – Nassau –GENERAL SITUATION: A MORE STABLE AIR MASS WILL COVER THE BAHAMAS AS STRONG HIGH PRESSURE NORTH OF THE AREA RETREATS NORTHWARDS ALLOWING WINDS TO RELAX ACROSS THE ISLANDS TONIGHT THROUGH TOMORROW.SPECIAL WARNINGS: BOATERS AND BEACHGOERS IN THE NW BAHAMAS SHOULD CONTINUE TO EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO ROUGH SURF AND THE HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG NORTH AND EAST COAST BEACHES. NORTHWEST BAHAMASWEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY TONIGHT WITH THE CHANCE OF A FEW PASSING SHOWERS…PARTLY SUNNY AND LESS BREEZY TOMORROW WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE. Related Items: