Prayer service celebrates life of Martin Luther King Jr.

first_imgBundled in coats and scarves with candles in hand, members of the Notre Dame community crowded into the Main Buidling to commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at a prayer service Monday evening.University President Fr. John Jenkins opened the ceremony with a prayer, calling for the Notre Dame community to be more inclusive and welcoming.“May our celebration tonight, and this week, propel us,” he said. “May it motivate us. May it energize us. May it unite us in a commitment to respect and admire and learn from what makes each of us unique.”Assistant director of multicultural ministry Becky Ruvalcaba delivered a speech calling for a return to forgotten moral principles and renewed awareness of God’s presence, referencing King’s sermon “Rediscovering Lost Values.”“As Martin Luther King Jr. stated, the real problem is that through our scientific genius, we’ve made of the world a neighborhood, but through our moral and spiritual genius, we have failed,” she said. “We have failed to make of it a brotherhood.”Referring to a passage in the Gospel of Luke, Ruvalcaba said that just as Joseph and Mary left Jesus behind in Jerusalem, so too has society left behind an awareness of God’s presence, which she described as a “mighty precious value.”“We have become too complacent and we have not taken the time to stop and look for what we have left behind like Mary and Joseph,” she said. “Because we have not taken the time, man’s issues and the world’s ills continue to exist.”Ruvalcaba said that in addressing these issues, King drew from his relationship with God and others.“All that he did for civil rights and for all humanity was realized not just because of his scientific genius, because the man was smart — it was realized because of his desire to live in brotherhood in and through his moral and spiritual genius,” she said. “[It was] realized in his constant search for God, our brother, who with Mary and Joseph walks with us in justice, kindness, honesty, truth and love.”Ruvalcaba concluded her speech with a call for individuals to reflect on their own shortcomings.“We must begin by asking forgiveness from God and from one another for our own sins of indifference and hate, for fear and lack of trust, for our selfishness,” she said. “From this place of humility, God’s love will move us to stretch out our hands to one another and to build beautiful communities of brothers and sisters.”After the service ended, attendees processed to the center of God Quad and placed candles at the foot of the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.Freshman Haley Wooton said she was impressed by the number of students at the service.“I was really inspired by the amount of students who were passionate about this event and were excited to come and join in this expression of faith for such an important issue,” she said.Junior Carlos Grosso said he was struck by Ruvalcaba’s speech and the ways in which it highlighted underlying problems in society.“To me, what stood out the most was the way that lack of communication is what has led to a lot of the hot button issues that are contentious,” he said. “It’s about the lack of people with power and influence willing to put themselves in the shoes of those who aren’t in their position.”Tags: Campus Ministry, Fr. John Jenkins, Main Building, Martin Luther King Jr., Walk the Walk Weeklast_img read more

Danny Burstein Confirmed to Lead Broadway Revival of Fiddler on the Roof

first_imgDanny Burstein will indeed take on the role of Tevye in the forthcoming Great White Way revival of Fiddler on the Roof, a production spokesperson confirmed to Broadway.com. Speculation of the five-time Tony nominee headlining the tuner began in March. As previously reported, the production will be helmed by Bartlett Sher and feature choreography by Hofesh Shecter, based on the work of original director/choreographer Jerome Robbins. Performances will begin on November 17, 2015 at a theater to be announced.Burstein received his fifth Tony nomination for his current role as Herr Schultz in Cabaret. He also earned nods for The Drowsy Chaperone, Follies and Sher’s productions of Golden Boy and South Pacific. Burstein’s other Broadway credits include The Snow Geese, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, A Class Act, Titanic, Company and many more.Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof takes place in Anatevka, a village in Tsarist Russia during the eve of the revolution. Tevye is a poor milkman who cares for his five daughters. While he and the rest of the elders in the village are deeply routed in tradition, his daughters’ forward thinking clashes with Tevye’s principles and causes a rift in the family. The musical features a book by Joseph Stein and a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick that features the songs “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” The musical recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Star Files View Comments Danny Burstein Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 31, 2016 Fiddler on the Rooflast_img read more

‘How-to’ Week.

first_imgUGA CAES File Photo Walter Reeves On this week’s “Gardening in Georgia,” host Walter Reeves shows lots of how-to’s for Georgia gardeners: how to propagate your favorite hydrangeas, use water for more than watering, trap whiteflies and test old seeds.The show will air on Wednesday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Television. It will be rebroadcast on Saturday, July 28, at 12:30 p.m.Reeves shows the different flower shapes of hydrangeas, from the globose (mop-head) to the panicle and the lace cap. He points out that the large flowers on a hydrangea bloom are showy, but they’re sterile. They attract pollinators to the small, fertile flowers nearby.He shows some of his favorite hydrangeas in his neighborhood. And if you find a hydrangea in a friend’s yard that you can’t find at your garden center, Reeves shows how easy it is to propagate your own plant by a process called soil layering.An Easy New HydrangeaSimply scrape the bark from a low-growing stem. Dust the wound with Rootenone hormone powder. Bury that portion of the stem in a shallow trench, with a brick or stone to hold it in place. By October, a rooting system will have grown that will enable you to cut the branch from the mother plant. Transplant it in your landscape in the spring.Water can be used for more than watering. Reeves shows how to use a soaker hose to soften your soil before preparing a new raised bed. He uses a water-powered Holey-Moley, too, to dig some post holes. He also uses water pressure to dig out deep-rooted weeds like dandelions, wild violets and wild lettuce.Reeves demonstrates how to trap and kill whiteflies with a yellow plastic cup and some STP Motor Oil Treatment. He drives a stake into the ground near an infested plant and inverts a yellow cup over the stake and tacks it to it.Painting the cup with STP makes a nice goo. The whitefly adults are attracted to the yellow color, thinking it a flower, and land in the goop.Test Seeds’ GerminationReeves shows how to test seeds’ germination by wrapping a few seeds in a paper towel. He wets the towel slightly and places it in a resealable plastic bag, then puts it in a warm place for seven days.Viable seeds will germinate. Dead ones won’t. You can calculate a percentage germination from this little test. Those that do sprout can be planted outdoors or in pots, along with your other seeds.Jim Midcap, an Extension Service horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, shows off the Annabelle hydrangea, a 1995 Georgia Gold Medal Winner.And finally, UGA CAES entomologist Beverly Sparks describes the life cycle and management of some tiny but troublesome pests: thrips. These small insects may feed on plant foliage, but they are often problems in flowers, too.”Gardening in Georgia” airs every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on GPTV. The show is produced specifically for Georgia gardeners by the UGA CAES and GPTV. To learn more, visit the show’s Web site.last_img read more

Snowshoe Sweet Spot

first_imgMrs. Body knows exactly where she needs to be at 4:15pm.When I was a young body, my kin and I ventured to Snowshoe Resort in West Virginia almost every year for your typical family ski vacation. Snowshoe is just about the perfect place to take a family of five kids of the most awkward ages on a ski vacation. It has varied terrain, an abundance of accommodations and just enough room for the older kids to lose the parents and those embarrassing younger siblings “accidentally.” It also put out the vibe of quasi-intensity, in that you could ski hard all over the mountain, all day if you wanted or you could easy-style-it in the morning and fall into a post-lunch food coma without feeling too bad about yourself for only getting in two runs in the afternoon. Throw in a terrain park, hot tub and mass amounts of winter vacation food (i.e. tiny chocolates and huge sandwiches) and you had a recipe akin to grandma’s fruit cake.Good times.Much has changed at Snowshoe since I was scudding out on Powder Monkey and learning the falling leaf in a group lesson, but much has also stayed the same. Snowshoe has established itself as the largest ski resort in the Blue Ridge, with the most slopes, lifts, acreage and amenities available to the weekend warrior. It is the ski destination for anyone within driving distance, and probably beyond in the southern direction, and as such Snowshoe has developed its mountaintop retreat in the model of the premiere resorts west of the Mississippi. Along with slope-side condos and ski-in, ski-out hotels, there is a very quaint “village” complete with pizzerias, bars, lodging and pseudo-high Alpine architecture. These are the type of touches that can make or break a ski vacation and indeed are what people have come to expect when shelling out big dough for time on the slopes. I have no recollection of anything resembling the Swiss Alps when we vacationed there 10-15 years ago; in fact, quite the opposite if that’s possible. The skiing was always fun, but it was usually straight from Ballhooter to the condo and back with nothing in between. Of course, this could have been my parents just trying to keep expenses reasonable, but I faintly remember my undeveloped brow furrow when contemplating the atmosphere. Well, those days of juvenile speculation are gone my friends.Mrs. Body and I headed up on a recent Saturday and despite not having pristine weather, had high hopes for our first ski day of the season and were not disappointed. We crawled up the mountain going at an impossibly slow pace, our convoy lead by a Pontiac Gran Prix with a 17mph governor. This only proved to raise our anticipatory excitement from “Gee, this is going to be fun” level to “Road Rage” level. By the time we reached the parking lot (FREE PARKING – a testament to Snowshoe “keeping it real” while also “keeping it awesome”) I was ready to shred the mountain a new one. We hopped on the shuttle bus from the lot to the Village to secure our lift tickets, guided by directions from the very helpful shuttle driver – the shuttle drivers turned out to be very helpful the entire trip, coming through with crucial directions to the nearest gas station on the tail end of the trip. I payed it forward, however, by rescuing multiple ejected skies and rejected poles to dejected skiers who felt the middle of the run was a good place for a yard sale (HA!).Tickets to paradise in hand, we strapped in and got down to business, and business was good. After a few warm up laps on the front side, we headed for the Western Territories for a taste of the steeps. Patchy fog and soft snow made for a delightfully fun, nerve-wracking run down the 1,500 feet of vert. As luck would have it, the low clouds parted at just the right time to straight line through the flats which also provided a natural goggle squeegee if you carried enough speed and if I’ve learned one thing in this crazy snowboarding life it’s “Always carry enough speed to smash through any barrier or span any traverse at any time, ever.”Following a few laps, we broke for lunch at Arbuckle’s at the base of Cup. Sitting down to a bowl of chicken chili and a cold PBR in the warming cabin, we were joined by a Mark The Ski Patroller who had been working at the mountain in various positions for over 35 years, a remarkable feat. We exchanged mini life stories and spoke candidly about the kids these days and their videos. Mark is a photographer on the side, and is blown away by the production value and skills of riders in ski films that have come out in the last couple years. I had to agree. Movies like The Art of Flight, All.I.Can, and Solitaire are mind-blowing in their scope and are bringing art back into the ski porn industry.But I digress.This lunch chat and subsequent lift ride up with local ski patroller was one of the highlights of the trip. Too many times, lift rides become silent people movers with no acknowledgment of who is sitting next to you. One of the beauties of a place like Snowshoe is the diversity of the people. Because it draws skiers from all over the South and Mid-Atlantic, the range of characters hitting the slopes is huge and the best part about it is how stoked they are to be there shredding. A little fog? Whatever. Too cold? Not gonna keep anybody down. Just rip it up and have a good time. This infectious enthusiasm is definitely something I remember from my former trips to Snowshoe and I’m glad it’s still hanging around.We got in a few more runs before our legs gave out and we had to pack it in. Rolling down the mountain with sore ankles, tired legs and soggy gear reminded me that although the mountain may change, the feeling of a satisfying day on the slopes stays the same.For more about Snowshoe Mountain Resort, check out http://basecamp.blueridgeoutdoors.com/?p=2543last_img read more

Trial Begins in France of “Carlos the Jackal” for Four Attacks in 1980s

first_imgBy Dialogo November 08, 2011 The Venezuelan Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, alias “Carlos the Jackal,” went on trial on November 7 in a special court in Paris for four “acts of terrorism” committed in France in the 1980s that left 11 dead and more than 140 injured. After stating his identity, birthplace, and age for the court, upon being asked about his profession, “Carlos” described himself as a “professional revolutionary.” “Carlos the Jackal” is accused of complicity in murder and destruction of property using explosives in connection with four attacks perpetrated in France in 1982 and 1983, with the objective, according to the charges, of obtaining the release of two comrades in arms, the Swiss Bruno Breguet and the German Magdalena Kopp, his romantic partner at the time, both of whom had been detained in Paris and sentenced to several years in prison. The trial, expected to last until December 16 and at which he will be defended by Isabelle Coutant Peyre – his current romantic partner – and Francis Vuillemin, opened in a packed courtroom and amid significant security measures. On March 29, 1982, a car bomb went off in the “Le Capitole” train from Paris to Toulouse, resulting in five deaths and injuring 28. On April 22, another car bomb exploded on Paris’s Rue Marbeuf, outside the offices of the Arabic-language daily Al Watan Al Arabi, known for its opposition to the Syrian regime, causing one death and injuring 60. On December 31, 1983, a suitcase exploded in a car of the high-speed train from Marseilles to Paris, causing three deaths and injuring 13. And minutes later, another explosive destroyed the luggage storage room at the Saint-Charles train station in Marseilles (in southern France), resulting in two deaths and injuring 34. Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, born in Caracas on October 12, 1949, and who became a legendary figure of the armed struggle on behalf of the Palestinian cause in the 1970s, was sentenced to life in prison in France in 1997 for the murder of two police officers and an informant in Paris in 1975.last_img read more

Shkodran Mustafi blasts Arsenal hero Emmanuel Petit for his ‘king of blunders’ comment

first_imgAdvertisement Shkodran Mustafi blasts Arsenal hero Emmanuel Petit for his ‘king of blunders’ comment Phil HaighWednesday 9 Oct 2019 7:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link175Shares Shkodran Mustafi has not earned rave reviews since joining Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has fired back at Emmanuel Petit after the former Gunners star described him as the ‘king of blunders’.The German centre-back has endured a difficult time in north London since arriving at Arsenal from Valencia in August 2016 for a fee of around £35m.Now firmly out of Unai Emery’s plans, the 27-year-old is yet to appear in the Premier League this season, turning out in the EFL Cup and Europa League only.Such were his struggles last season that Petit, who won the Premier League with Arsenal in 1998, said after the north London derby against Tottenham in March: ‘I was surprised to see him start. He is the king of blunders.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThis was after the German clumsily gave away a penalty late in the game, allowing Spurs to equalise and come away with a draw from a game in which they scarcely troubled the Gunners.Seven months later, the comment from the Frenchman is still irking Mustafi, as he told German publication Der Spiegel: ‘That annoyed me a lot.‘It’s one thing when fans or the media criticise you. But it’s something completely different when an ex-player, who knows how hard it is sometimes on the field, says something like that. Emmanuel Petit is not a fan of Shkodran Mustafi (Picture: Getty Images)‘I expect those players to be more sensitive and to see what this sharp criticism can do.‘In the past, it might have been in the paper for a day and then people would have forgotten. Today it’s on the internet and it’s going to haunt me for the rest of my career.‘Actually, former players like Petit shouldn’t need to make a name for themselves by making condescending comments about current players.’Mustafi has played three matches so far this season, against Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liege and Nottingham Forest, and has kept a clean sheet in all three contests.However, this has not stopped the criticism pouring in, with the hapless defender being voted the second worst defender in the world, only behind Manchester United’s Phil Jones, in a poll run by Spanish outlet Marca.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDer Spiegel asked the Germany international if he thought he was the second worst defender on Planet Earth, to which he replied: ‘No, I do not think so.‘I would think about it more seriously if it had been a survey among the best coaches in Europe.‘In the first two years after my move to Arsenal in 2016, things went very well for me. I saw myself as a top performer. But shortly after Christmas 2018 there was a kink.‘I made a few mistakes and they produced a reaction that I’ve never experienced before.’MORE: Lille chief Luis Campos explains why Nicolas Pepe will be a success at ArsenalMORE: Lucas Torreira refuses to give up on winning starting place back at Arsenal Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

From bland brick to Palm Springs stunner

first_imgAnd what it originally looked like. Mrs Barnhill said the library was her favourite space in the house. “It is like this blast from the past with its high pitched ceiling, brick fireplace and the wallpaper. It just evokes childhood memories for me,” she said. Another favourite spot for Mrs Barnhill is the kitchen, which “has all of the mod cons”.Features include marble benchtops, three ovens, two dishwashers and a butler’s scullery, which spills out onto the outdoor living area with a fireplace, barbecue and wine fridge.Mrs Barnhill, who designed the renovation, said she was inspired by the works of modernist architects, Richard Neutra and Harry Seidler.She said capitalising the river views was also an important factor. … and now. “We have owned the house for a decade or so and had planned to renovate while the kids were at home but life got in the way,” owner Lee-Anne Barnhill said.“The kids have since left home but we decided we wanted to do it anyway, do it justice.“It was a late 1960’s Griffin and Knowlman house with dark brown glazed brick, a tile roof, very retro, and I wanted to keep a lot of those features but modernise it.“For example, the dark glazed brick is more of a feature now than just part of the structure.” 227 DEWAR TCE CORINDAThis tri-level home gives the retro Palm Springs-style a modern twist, creating a property that was tailor-made for entertaining. But the residence didn’t always make such a striking statement. Just three years ago it had poky bedrooms and a brick facade. The living room before the renovation … The house before the renovation … Entry to the 1867sq m property is via a tailor-made gate, which opens out to a vast lawn, vertical gardens, sandstone garden beds and a pool.To enter the house, you come through a steel and glass front door that opens in to a foyer and the main living spaces.It is on this floor you will find the master bedroom with an ensuite and walk-in robe, the library, and the open-plan kitchen and living/dining area.center_img The property has river viewsOther features include a terraced and levelled rear garden and a pontoon. The renovated kitchen … and after the renovationMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoA 12-month renovation, overseen by Mrs Barnhill and carried out by her builder husband, transformed the 1960’s house into a spacious six-bedroom, four-bathroom family residence. “And the breezes!” Mrs Barnhill said. “It is such a cool and breezy house.”But it is time to downsize, with Mrs Barnhill saying the renovation – she has reworked more than 25 houses – was her biggest and best yet.“I am a bit of a gypsy and have renovated a lot of houses but there is a certain feeling about this one that will make it hard to let go,” she said.“You sort of envisage being old and rattling around that library but in all reality, it deserves a big family.”last_img read more

Varun’s Ships Banned from UAE Ports

first_imgAll ships belonging to Varun Resources Limited have been banned from calling the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ports, the country’s transport authority said.India-based LPG shipowning company is a repeat offender when it comes to seafarer abandonment cases in UAE ports and waters.The latest instance of crew abandonment involves the company’s 1991-built ship Maharshi Vamandeva.The ship’s crew has been abandoned and left without basic provisions and fuel as well as lack of medical care. The LPG tanker is at anchor off Fujairah, according to its latest AIS data.The seafarers have also been denied their salaries.“We hereby urge all ports and ships’ agents to comply with this circular and stop dealing with subject company’s ships to avoid liabilities,” the transport authority added.A number of the company’s ships have been arrested in various countries due to unpaid bills.To remind, in June this year, the 2006-built crude oil tanker Ocean Mare was arrested in Singapore, most likely due to unresolved payments.In addition, the arrest of Maharshi Bhavatreya was ordered by the Bombay High Court earlier this year on the request of unpaid workers of the ship.Varun owns eight LPG carriers, majority flagged in South Korea, mostly built in the 1990s, the oldest one being built in 1982.The fleet is comprised of Maharshi Bhardwaj,  Maharshi Vamadeva, Maharshi Bhavatreya, Maharshi Krishnatreya, Maharshi Mahatreya, Maharshi Devatreya, Maharshi Atreya and Maharshi Shubhatreya, the company’s website info shows.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Panic! as Bale is Diagnosed with Infection in Upper Respiratory Tract

first_img Loading… Along with Karim Benzema, who was diagnosed with a contusion in his left hamstring, the Welshman will be absent in Saudi Arabia for Real’s Spanish Super Cup campaign: Both Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale are not travelling with Real Madrid for the Spanish Super Cup. Benzema has a muscle injury, while Bale has a respiratory problem.The latest issue will be a big blow for Bale, as his career at Madrid has been blighted by fitness issues. It’s also unlikely to earn him any further favour with manager Zinedine Zidane in what has been a turbulent campaign for the former Tottenham Hotspur star. In the summer, Bale was frequently linked with a transfer away from Los Blancos, with a move to Jiangsu Suning of the Chinese Super League falling through.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RoleBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe World’s Most Desirable Fruit – Pink PineappleWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been diagnosed with an infection in his upper respiratory tract, Real Madrid announced on Monday. As he was integrated back into the team, netting two goals and providing two assists in 12 La Liga appearances this term, the 30-year-old has been frequently jeered by the Santiago Bernabeu crowd. Those boos intensified in November when Bale was pictured on international duty with a now-infamous flag that said “Wales, golf, Madrid” as the Madridistas jested about the player’s passion for his country and golf. Getting back into the team may be a challenge for Bale. In the wide areas, Los Blancos are blessed with options, including summer signing Eden Hazard, although he is also currently sidelined. Read Also:Barcelona hope to steal Liverpool and Real Madrid target The young Brazilian tyros Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr. are other players the Madrid manager can potentially rely upon in Bale’s absence. Real play Valencia on Wednesday in a semi-final. The final will be on Sunday against the winner of Thursday’s semi-final between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

House OKs bill lifting foreign ownership limits in public utilities

first_imgThe measure also imposes a 12-percentcap on rate of return and prohibits income tax as operating expense forrate-determination purposes for public services and utilities./PN * The commodity or service is necessaryto the public and a natural monopoly that needs to be regulated when the commongood so requires Furthermore, the National Economic andDevelopment Authority and the Philippine Competition Commission can recommendto the Congress what commodity or service passes as a public utility based onthe following criteria: Once approved into law, the bill willopen telecommunications and transport sectors to foreign ownership. The 1987Constitution provides that 60-percent of a public utility must be owned byFilipinos. * The commodity or service is necessaryfor the maintenance of life and occupation of residents The amendment in the Commonwealth Actno. 146 will limit public utility to sectors engaged in electricitydistribution and transmission as well as water pipeline distribution orsewerage pipeline system. * It regularly supplies and directlytransmits and distributes to the public through a network a commodity orservice of public consequence House Bill No. 78, authored by HouseWays and Means Committee chairperson Joey Ma. Salceda, received 146 approvalvotes, 43 voted against the bill, and one abstention. * The commodity or service is obligatedto provide adequate service to the public on demand MANILA – The House of Representativeshas approved on third and final reading a measure amending the decades-oldCommonwealth Act No. 146 or the Public Service Act. “This legislative reform willsignificantly contribute to increasing competition, as well as protecting thepublic interest. More competition among providers would result in lower pricesand improved quality of basic services in the Philippines creating a morecompetitive economy towards a better quality of life for all,” said Salceda.last_img read more