January 28, 2021

Professor emeritus dies at 86

first_imgJoseph Brennan, professor emeritus of English, died in his South Bend home on Oct. 25. He was 86. A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the University announced in a press release Tuesday. Brennan taught at the University of Notre Dame from 1955 to 1993. The press release said he was a “soft-spoken” professor of American literature. Among his students was University President Emeritus Fr. Edward “Monk” Malloy, who was an English major as an undergraduate and took two courses with Brennan. In his autobiography, “Monk’s Tale,” Malloy called Brennan “one of the most articulate people I have ever met,” the press release said. A native of Providence, R.I., Brennan graduated from Providence College, earned a master’s degree in English from Brown University and then obtained his doctorate from the University of Illinois. Before coming to Notre Dame to teach, Brennan was a Fulbright scholar and did post-doctoral work at the Universita degli Studi in Florence and the University of Gottingen in Germany. His wife, Sheilah, associate professor emerita of philosophy at Notre Dame, survives Brennan. He is also survived by his sons, Ciaran and Kevin, his brothers, James and William, and five grandsons.last_img read more

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FARC Attack Leaves One Dead and 14 Injured

first_img The attack took place on a central street in the city of La Dorada San Miguel, in Putumayo department, near the border with Ecuador and Peru. “Once again, the FARC’s Front 48 perpetrated a barbaric act against the civil population, by throwing an explosive device at a police patrol located near a restaurant,” Colonel Aureliano Ordóñez, chief of the Putumayo Police, told the press. For his part, Javier Rosero, Secretary of the Putumayo government, said that a 30-year-old man was killed in the attack. Who said FARC was dismantled? By Dialogo February 27, 2013 On February 25, a civilian was killed and 14 others, mostly students, were injured after an explosive attack against a police patrol in Colombia, which was attributed to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla, currently in peace negotiations with the government, civilian and military authorities reported. “In addition, three police officers, seven children that were released from school at that time, and four adults were injured,” the official stated. Peace negotiations between the FARC and the government of President Juan Manuel Santos are being held without a bilateral ceasefire. The insurgency declared a unilateral truce between November 20 and January 20, as proof of “goodwill” regarding the negotiations. last_img read more

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Latest data has burst the capital gains ‘boom time’ bubble

first_imgLATEST property analysis has burst the bubble of those who believe real estate capital gains are in boom time right now. Research by property data firm CoreLogic has found that only one city in the country was seeing higher growth now than in the comparable first seven years of the previous decade. Brisbane was seeing a dramatic difference, going from a triple digit surge in the last decade to single digits so far this decade.“Vibrant property market conditions over the first seven years of this decade could easily have many of us believing we’re again in boom times, however, research by CoreLogic confirms that, with the exception of Sydney, capital gains performance was substantially lower than for the last decade,” the latest CoreLogic Property Pulse said. CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said the research showed that “concerns around overvaluations in the housing market, if any, are very much focused within Sydney and Melbourne. For the remaining capitals, the reality is that since the beginning of the decade there has been very little value growth.” Brisbane dwelling values increased by a mere 6.6 per cent since January 2010 compared to an increase of 147.2 per cent between January 2000 and February 2007. Source: CoreLogicMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoCoreLogic found that Brisbane dwelling values increased by a mere 6.6 per cent since January 2010 compared to an increase of 147.2 per cent between January 2000 and February 2007.Adelaide mirrored that, growing 124.4 per cent between January 2000 and February 2007, but seeing a rise of just 11 per cent between January 2010 and February 2017.CoreLogic found that so far the current decade was seeing most dwelling value growth come in at less than half the pace of the same period in the last decade.Between January 2000 and February 2007, there was a 98.2 per cent surge in capital city dwelling values, which was cut in half to a rise of 44.9 per cent for the period from January 2010 to February 2017.Sydney dwelling values rose 78.3 per cent from January 2010 to February 2017 compared to 61.1 per cent from January 2000 to February 2007.Melbourne has seen a 55.1 per cent rise so far this decade compared to a 95.6 per cent jump between January 2000 and February 2007.last_img read more

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National Federation of the Blind plans ‘White Cane Safety Walk’

first_imgCincinnati, Oh. — The National Federation of the Blind of Cincinnati will host our Annual White Cane Safety Day Walk, during the Meet the Blind Month. The event will be October 2 at 11 a.m. in Cincinnati city hall. Following the reading of a proclamation there will be light refreshments served on Fountain Square.last_img

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Tough racism stance needed – Ramsey

first_img Ramsey’s recent appointment made him the only black manager in the Barclays Premier League and, having experienced racism personally during his playing career, he has clear views on the subject. The issue is back in the public eye after a black commuter was prevented from boarding a train at Paris’ Richelieu-Drouot Metro station on Tuesday by what appeared to be a group of travelling Chelsea fans. “Things were very, very different and through the ’80s, ’90s and up to now. Racism is not something that gets eradicated – it gets shuffled about and hidden in places you wouldn’t believe. “I have suffered from it. I don’t want to go into the details. I don’t want it to be about me. I want to focus on what happened in that situation in Paris so everyone shines a spotlight on that and that it doesn’t happen again.” Chelsea have pledged to ban any fans implicated, while the victim in the incident – named by French newspaper Le Parisien as French-Mauritian Souleymane S – wants them to serve custodial sentences. Ramsey, meanwhile, has some sympathy for the Blues as a club. “I don’t believe that they are Chelsea fans,” he said. “I wouldn’t be blaming Chelsea Football Club for that. “Chelsea is a massive club and do good things in the community and I feel sorry that they have been tarnished with this brush.” West Brom boss Tony Pulis believes Great Britain is an overwhelmingly tolerant society and does not want the behaviour of “idiots” to obscure that. “I think 99 per cent of people in this country are absolutely brilliant. We are a very tolerant nation,” he said. “I have dealt in football for a very long time and I haven’t seen racism to a point where I have been disgusted with it. “The problem is we don’t talk about the good stuff – we are just flagging up all the negative stuff all the time. But you have to be careful and make sure you keep a lid on the small minority of the idiots who might take it a little bit further. “There is no difference of colour, creed – this country is a wonderful multi-racial country. As a citizen of the British Isles, I think we have got a lot to be proud of. The problem is we never talk about it.” Swansea boss Garry Monk backed Chelsea’s reaction to events in France, indicating his club would react similarly in the circumstances. “What I read from Chelsea and the statement they put out was quite right,” said Monk. “They’ve got to verify whether they are true Chelsea supporters or members but Swansea would have the same stance on that. “You can’t tolerate that behaviour, it’s not welcome in football or even in society and I think Swansea would take a similar stance to what Chelsea did if it happened here.” In recent years Chelsea captain John Terry and former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez have been suspended for using racist language, while Wigan owner Dave Whelan was banned for six weeks for comments made about race in November. Filmed footage from Paris contained audible chants of “We’re racist and that’s the way we like it” and Ramsey now wants the sport’s powerbrokers to step up the fight against prejudice. “It would be good to know what the authorities are going to do to weed these people out and what sanctions they will enforce to make this an avoidable situation in the future,” he said. “Had it not been caught on camera…. It was probably something that was going on before. We can’t look at it as a single situation – they were just caught at that time. “It is a reminder that it is still there. I’m sure there are people trying their best to make sure it stays out of the public eye – there are people with these views and we need to keep them away from the game. “Sometimes you can’t control what people do in their personal lives. As much as it is something that has happened in football, these are really social issues that manifest themselves in the real world.” Ramsey touched briefly on his own experiences but was keen not to divert focus from current event. “I started in 1978, so take from that what you may,” he said. Press Association QPR boss Chris Ramsey has called on football authorities to maintain a hard-line stance against racism and weed out offenders. last_img read more

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Man Dies After Collapsing on Boat During Diving Trip

first_imgA diver died after collapsing on a charter boat in Juno Beach Friday afternoon, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies say the charter boat captain requested assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard when 43-year-old James Ligon of Kennesaw, Georgia, collapsed on the vessel’s deck and hit his head.Ligon did not show any signs of distress when he surfaced from the water, deputies say.Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to the call and took Ligon on their boat for treatment. He was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division are now investigating the death.last_img read more

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SB : After dominating nonconference schedule, SU begins Big East play at Rutgers

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments In each of the last two seasons, the Syracuse softball team has opened its schedule with five warm weather-based tournaments spanning a total of 25 games.  Right around this time a season ago, SU was 14-13.  Ace pitcher Jenna Caira was just 6-8.  And the SU offense was still trying to find production from more than just a handful of hitters. ‘We didn’t have many upperclassmen,’ Caira said of last season, ‘so the coaches were toiling with a lot of new impact players.’A year later, it’s difficult to recognize that unstable group Caira described.  After this season’s opening slate, SU stands at 21-5 while receiving votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll and sits in first place in the Big East conference.  The Orange will take that momentum with it to Piscataway, N.J., this weekend, when it will take on Rutgers in a three-game set to open its Big East schedule. The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday, followed by a noon start on Sunday.The now-vaunted SU offense features seven position players hitting .280 or above — and five of them are hitting better than .300. And the reigning Big East tournament MVP Caira has a 12-4 record, a 1.56 ERA, and is slowly generating All-American murmurs from outside the Syracuse ranks.        ‘Jenna’s been the best pitcher in the Big East so far,’ Rutgers head coach Jay Nelson said. ‘If the voters can’t see that, they clearly aren’t paying enough attention to East Coast softball.’ AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOutside of Caira’s gradual development from talented yet wild riseballer to dominant ace, there are many additional reasons why SU is sitting pretty in first place in the Big East as they open conference play this weekend at Rutgers.  And the Orange will look to carry those strengths of nonconference play into the Big East portion of its schedule.  One of those keys has been success in close games. Eight of SU’s first 12 victories of the season were by a single run, including several come from behind wins that proved the Orange’s resiliency.   ‘Coach Ross has it instilled in our heads that as long as we have an at-bat left, we’re going to win the game,’ catcher Lacey Kohl said.  It also helps to have a pitching staff that consistently holds down Syracuse’s leads after the fifth inning.That has been the result of the maturation of a group that is now largely made up of upperclassmen. So far this season, SU is second in the Big East in both slugging and on-base percentage. No two players represent this combination more than outfielder Rachel Hellman and third baseman Hallie Gibbs.  Hellman is hitting .333 with a .436 on-base percentage out of the two hole. Gibbs leads the team in RBIs with 26 and is tied for second on the team in home runs with four out of the cleanup hole in Ross’s batting order.‘We took a little while to find the right mix a season ago,’ Caira said.Not so this season, as SU got off to the best start in program history. This season, the first full-scale recruiting class of the Ross regime (her first class in 2008 consisted of only three players), the SU juniors are the primary reason Ross has ascended the program towards national recognition.  Together, the class accounts for five of the team’s seven leading hitters and its ace pitcher. Like Caira, SU hitting coach Wally King thinks the reason for the national recognition is the development of what were young players last season into leading roles this season. And with the Orange about to start embarking on the conference schedule, King doesn’t expect that to change.‘We returned all our starters from last year,’ King said, ‘so there’s a unique air of continuity on this team.’jdsaffre@syr.educenter_img Published on March 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Jarrad: jdsaffre@syr.edulast_img read more

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Congresswoman Criticises Decision to Exclude Undocumented Caribbean Immigrants from 2020 Census…

first_img“No one ceases to be a person because they lack documentation,” said James in a statement shortly after Trump issued the executive order. “Under the law, every person residing in the US during the census, regardless of status, must be counted. “Unless they plan on arguing that the undocumented fall into the category of ‘all other persons’ worthy of a 3/5th count – a similarly reprehensible and callously racist position in line with their past actions – they do not have a leg to stand on in any court of law,” Clarke said. They said that the executive order would prevent millions of residents from being counted when allocating the number of congressional seats each state would receive based on the census. “Instead of following the dictates of our foundational legal document, this administration has instead chosen to rely upon the judgement of an impeached president, who has already been credibly accused of violating the law in order to secure his hold on power. New York Attorney General Letitia James vowed to sue the president again if he does not rescind his “illegal presidential memorandum. NEW YORK – Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has strongly condemned United States President Donald J. Trump’s executive order directing the federal government not to count undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants when allocating congressional districts based on the 2020 Census. “The executive order in question holds no real legal weight, as it completely flies in the face of centuries of practice and jurisprudence mandating that all people be counted. Since then, the Trump administration has been seeking to gather information on illegal immigrants via different ways, such as driver’s licenses files. In the Executive Order, Trump wrote “I have accordingly determined that respect for the law and protection of the integrity of the democratic process warrant the exclusion of illegal aliens (immigrants) from the apportionment base, to the extent feasible and to the maximum extent of the president’s discretion under the law.” The Congresswoman said that “we should see this powerless piece of paper for what it is: a campaign stunt aimed directly at his base of deplorables clinging to the last vestiges of white supremacy in America.” “Allowing illegal aliens to be counted for the purpose of apportionment could also create perverse incentives – such as potentially rewarding states that encourage violations of federal immigration law – that would undermine our system of government,” the statement said, adding “President Trump will never allow our democracy to be eroded by giving congressional representation to illegal aliens when the Constitution does not require it”. “We beat the president before in court, and we’ll challenge him once again on the census,” she added. “We will continue to lead this fight, because we will not allow the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant policies to tip the balance of power in the nation.” “This follows the president’s order directing the federal government to collect the information needed to ensure that accurate citizenship data is compiled in connection with the census,” it said, noting that “giving congressional representation and political influence to illegal aliens – people who have blatantly disregarded our laws – would be a perversion of our democratic principles. “The Constitution clearly states that the enumeration process must include ‘the whole number of free persons’, meaning all people within the country must be counted,” added Clarke, the representative for the predominantly Caribbean 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York. A subsequent White House “Fact Sheet,” said that Trump is “issuing a memorandum clarifying that illegal aliens are not to be included for the purpose of apportionment of representatives following the 2020 Census. Political pundits and legal analysts have characterized Trump’s latest move as a clear political ploy aimed at aiding Republicans in violation of the US Constitution. A year ago, in light of a joint lawsuit by James and other states’ attorneys general, the US Supreme Court ruled against Trump in prohibiting him from adding a citizenship question to the census on the grounds that its apparent reasoning “seems to have been contrived.” “In a desperate attempt to further stack the electoral deck in his favour in blatant disregard of our Constitutional history, 45 has made yet another naked attempt to suppress the response rate for the census,” Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC). CMClast_img read more

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Joy Sports prediction: 3 teams likely to contest for Ghana Premier League title

first_imgASHANTIGOLD Champions AshantiGold are also favourites to win the 2015/16 Ghana premier league title.  It is normal for every team that wins a league title the previous season to come into the new season with the hope of defending it. That is enough motivation for the players and officials to give their all in that regard.AshGold also in their own way did some business in the transfer window, they brought in players like the Nuhu brothers from New Edubiase, Emmanuel Nti Mensah Dauda Mohammed,  Hudu Yakubu, Prince Amoah, Daniel Addo and Frederick Quayson. They also managed to lure midfielder Kadri Mohammed to stay after he publicly expressed his desire to move on. The players brought in are equally good and I am not too sure they will be missing the likes of Yakubu Mohammed, Bernard Morrison and Lawrence Lartey who left the club.They have the backing of owners Anglogold Ashanti and new sponsor Permafix to excel in the league.The only problem I foresee is if they go far in the CAF Champions League it will definitely affect their premier league campaign. They don’t have the team to play and participate well in the two competitions. So it is either the CAF Champions league or the Ghana Premier League. But I tell you what it doesn’t look good for them in the CAF Champions league so I know their focus will be on the league. –Follow Benedict on Twitter: @KwesiBenedict. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag With a day to the kickoff of the Ghana Premier League, Joy Sports Benedict Owusu predicts his title contenders for the season.Will any of these teams be smiling come the end of the season or will one of  the other 13 teams not mentioned cause a huge upset?ADUANA STARSIn the 2014/15 Ghana Premier league season, Aduana Stars finished 3rd with 46 points just 6 points behind Champions AshantiGold. Obviously, the management of the club in evaluating how last season went knew they could put things right to challenge for the title in the coming season.Owner of the club Nana Agyemang Badu II and CEO Albert Commey have transformed the team in so many ways; motivation for players, recruiting “good” players and relationship with fans has been amazing. The Dormaa based side has signed players like Richard Mpong, Joseph Addo from Kotoko as well Yahaya Mohammed formerly of Kotoko. Noah Martey also joined from Bechem United and one thing they did so well was keeping their best players- goalkeeper Stephen Adams, Godfred Saka and among others. It is always good for a club to keep their good players – because these players understand the philosophy of the club and it is always easy for them to guide the new ones that join- and that is exactly what Aduana Stars has done.A decade ago, it was only Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak that attracted the best of players and because of the pedigree of the teams, local players were always keen on joining either of the teams. This trend changed some 5 years ago when Berekum Chelsea emerged with their powerful financial backing. Currently at Aduana Stars, owner Nana Agyemang Badu II has made the club so attractive to the extent that players are rushing to join. In that aspect it puts them in a good way for the players to give their all in the coming season. Good players have been brought in, new additions are solid and with the financial backing this I think makes them very sound to compete well in the 2015/16 season. ASANTE KOTOKOFaaaaaaaaaaaaaaboulous-  “Y3 team no ay3 yi3” ( our team is on form)- a conversation between two Kotoko fans I bumped into at Abossey Okai last week. The expectation for Kotoko to do well this season is no joke- the fans will not take anything aside the team winning week in week out in the coming season. Why this? Two answers I have- the first one is got to do with the form of the team in pre-season. Coach David Duncan and his team have been the best team in the off season. They have won three trophies- Swag Cup, G6 tournament and Akwasidae Cup and also winning 95% percent of their friendly games. Secondly, they have signed as many as 14 new players, YES, 14 new players- not just players but they have signed the best of players.So tell me which fan will look at all these and not expect the team to do well. For me the fans are right to have that high expectation.Also it is a real test for my good friend David Duncan, despite how he came in last season he managed to finish second with a team that he didn’t start the league with. This time he has signed his own players, had the opportunity to play lots of trial matches with them so I think Duncan has no excuse.Everything that a team needs to do well has been done for the Porcupine Warriors so by virtue of that it makes them favourites to win this season’s league.last_img read more

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Conor McGregor preaches patience after Miami arrest

first_imgThe Irishman issued a statement Monday night on Instagram following his arrest earlier that day, expressing love to his fans and implying that patience is a quality that needs a little more attention. It didn’t take long for Conor McGregor to break his silence after his latest run-in with the law.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year Patience in this world is a virtue I continue to work on. I love my fans dearly. Thank you all ❤️A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Mar 12, 2019 at 12:22am PDT”Patience in this world is a virtue I continue to work on. I love my fans dearly. Thank you all,” McGregor wrote.McGregor was charged with strong-armed robbery and misdemeanor criminal mischief after snatching and smashing a fan’s phone while at the beach in Miami. McGregor slapped the fan’s phone from the man’s hands and proceeded to stomp on it several times.MBPD has arrested and charged Conor McGregor, DOB: 7/14/88, with Strong Arm Robbery and Criminal Mischief, both felonies. Please see arrest report and booking photo below. No additional information will be provided. pic.twitter.com/9HdkRWPnd8— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) March 12, 2019Hopefully McGregor remembers this mantra the next time he’s feeling hot.center_img View this post on Instagramlast_img read more

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