Notre Dame football player tests positive for COVID-19

first_img (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) As Notre Dame opened voluntary workouts in preparation for the upcoming football season came word that one of its players tested positive for COVID-19.The student-athlete is asymptomatic and self-isolating. After contact-tracing, four other players are in self-quarantine, according to the University.Of the more than 90 players tested, four tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody.As many as 50 staffers, including coaches, athletic trainers and student staff have been tested and all were negative. CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSports Pinterest Facebook By Jon Zimney – June 22, 2020 0 250 Google+ WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Notre Dame football player tests positive for COVID-19 Twitter Previous articleCity of Elkhart has a new Fire ChiefNext articleSt. Joseph, Elkhart counties’ unemployment rate shrinking Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebooklast_img read more

COVID-19 effects a higher risk for overweight, obese people

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNews Facebook Google+ COVID-19 effects a higher risk for overweight, obese people WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Previous articleWalorski speaks out on the vacant SCOTUS seat, the election, COVID and moreNext articleDead dog found zip-tied inside cage at Miami Hills in South Bend Network Indiana By Network Indiana – September 24, 2020 0 244 Twitter (Photo supplied/Indiana News Service) Nearly four in ten Hoosiers are considered obese and that puts them at a higher risk for dying from coronavirus. People who are obese, and even just overweight, run a higher risk of going to the hospital, being put in ICU and dying, than people without the excess weight.“We don’t see a lot of young people get sick from COVID. But, those that do tend to be overweight or obese,” said Dr. Christopher Doehring, vice president for Medical Affairs at Franciscan Health. Doehring oversees the doctors and nurses on staff.“Being overweight or obese does increase significantly the risk of needing to be hospitalized, needing to be in the ICU on a ventilator and certainly of dying from COVID.’Doehring said he based that statement on data that’s been collected about the virus and pandemic from all over the world over the past six months. The United States has a higher obesity rate than many other countries, which Doehring said may be contributing to our higher death rate.“Certainly Indiana has cause for extra concern because of our standing on that front,” he said. Indiana is 12th in the country for obesity.Doehring said obese or even overweight people, have a higher risk of serious complications because the lungs can’t fully inflate because of the extra weight. The immune system may also not be fully functional, or function as well as it would in someone of a normal weight. He said obesity also encourages blood clotting, which has been a serious complication in COVID patients.But, doctors have begun modifying their treatments and are getting some results, said Doehring.“We are proning patients, laying them on their stomachs, which is helping with the breathing piece, helping to oxygenate better. We’re also using blood thinners more aggressively than we were.”But, there’s no substitute for getting healthier.“Losing even some weight can help lower the risk associated with COVID,” said Doehring. He said there are many reasons to lose weight, including avoiding diabetes, arthritis, and in some cases, cancer, and coronavirus is another reason.He also emphasized that coronavirus doesn’t follow any playbook and that there are still many unanswered questions. Twitterlast_img read more

Subway asks customers to ‘Stay Picky’

first_imgSubway has launched a new brand campaign with the tagline ‘Stay Picky’.The fast food sandwich chain is encouraging customers to embrace their pickiness and tastes, to highlight the way each Subway sandwich can be tailored to the customer.This is part of a multi-million pound investment by the brand as part of the My Sub, My Way platform.Along with updated in-store branding, the ‘Stay Picky’ campaign will be supported by cross-channel advertising, including print advertising in key commuter and tabloid titles including Metro.Roger Cusa, head of marketing for the Subway brand in the UK and Ireland, said: “We want to encourage our customers to embrace their picky side, and take control of their food.“This new ‘Stay Picky’ campaign really highlights the key uniqueness that Subway stores offers to our customers. With our fresh ingredients to personalise their subs, flatbreads and salads, we really are the go-to place to get picky.”last_img read more

Student focuses on what it takes to make Muslim leaders

first_imgIn 2014, when the Islamic Society for Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) was seeking a new imam, it cast a wide net. The Roxbury center, the largest mosque in New England, convened a 17-person search committee that represented as many demographic facets of the community as possible, from immigrant mothers to middle school students. However, as this volunteer group began to plan and discuss what it wanted in an imam, or Muslim cleric, it faced a fundamental problem, a problem that Harvard is now facing as it begins its search for the University’s first Muslim chaplain. In the United States, at least, there are no determining criteria for a Muslim religious leader.For Nancy Khalil, a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, this posed an interesting problem. Khalil, who has served as a Muslim chaplain at Wellesley College, studies the process of Muslim authority — specifically the training of imams — in the United States. With her dissertation, “Without a Profession: The Politics of Being and Becoming an Imam in the United States,” she said, “I’m trying to understand the larger issues, of regulation and authority, of religious freedom, how these impact the community. If we’re trying to understand authority, the imam is a good lens for studying that.”The word imam translates literally to “leader,” explained Khalil. The title derives from the Arabic word for “ahead.” But while other religious leaders, such as priests or rabbis, follow a defined path from seminary to ordination, the road to becoming an imam is much less clear, especially in the United States.“People have a general idea,” said Khalil. “But there’s no universal set of requirements, and there’s no central authorizing body to establish them.”For Sunnis, who make up 85 percent of Muslims worldwide and the majority in the United States, three main routes have evolved, she explained. The vast majority comes from outside the United States, from Muslim majority countries, where established seminaries and traditions have created a recognized discipline, she said. A smaller number of American imams earn their reputation by studying abroad, in seminaries in Jordan or South Asia, for example, and essentially earning credentials in one of those long-standing traditions, while a smaller number attend one of the nascent seminaries that have begun to spring up in the United States.The lack of an established educational and credentialing path, explained Khalil, has led to another problem. “If you look at the imam job ads that surface, the duties and responsibilities are endless,” she said. Mosques expect their imams to be scholars well versed in classical theology — including memorization of the Quran — as well as counselors who can guide the community through marriage and divorce, visit the sick, oversee rituals, and work with youth and family problems. “The list keeps going,” she said. “I call it the ‘super imam.’”The result is frustration, both for the overburdened imams and the mosques that want to hire them. “The structure to professionally work as an imam or be a leader, scholar, educator here is quite nascent,” said Khalil. “It’s creating a genre of what I call the itinerant imam — people creating their own institutions through honoraria and online followings.”This has opened the doors for the American Muslim seminaries that have begun to educate the next generation of leaders. “These seminaries are going to fill a critical vacuum in terms of regulation, which will lead to professional standards,” she said.As part of her research, Khalil visited 12 of these seminaries and aspiring seminaries, some of which do not yet offer degrees or have accreditation. Visiting these schools and talking to both the students and the mosque governing boards and community leaders, she has done hundreds of interviews. What she has found is an evolving relationship between Muslim tradition and an American credentialing system modeled on the institutions of higher education, with its emphasis on degrees and accreditation. After all, she pointed out, our higher education institutions, including Harvard, began as training for Christian religious leaders.How this will meld with Muslim tradition has yet to play out. “I don’t think there will be a unified agreement or blueprint for what an imam should be,” said Khalil. “The evolution of these seminaries and their recognition by the Muslim community will help make the nuance of the position more familiar.”As a member of the ISBCC committee, she witnessed one successful resolution. After many interviews and with regular input from its diverse community, the mosque found its imam: an American-born cleric from New Jersey, who had studied abroad. As Khalil prepares for her next step — she has accepted a position at the University of Michigan, where she will be teaching in the Arab and Muslim American Studies Program — the evolution of American imams continues.“Many of the questions I’m asking we will continue to ask,” she said. “Will the seminaries fill this vacuum? Will they become established and recognized globally? Time remains to tell.”Nancy Khalil will present her research during the Harvard Horizons Symposium on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in Sanders Theatre.last_img read more

Professor reviews masculinity and media

first_imgNotre Dame professor of theology John Cavadini said society has forgotten what it truly means to be a man in his talk “Media and Manliness: A Brief Study“ at the Edith Stein Conference on Friday.To illustrate his point, Cavadini described the book “How to Be a Man,” which he said profiles individuals whom authors consider great men. Cavadini said the book failed to portray a positive ideal of masculinity.“Many stories [in the book], which answered the question how to be a man, depicted promiscuous, disloyal, cowardly, uncouth, abusive, violent, unfaithful, chauvinist, discourteous, greedy, ruthless, parasitical and lazy men,” he said.Many men may fall into these categories, so it is good to be warned about following in their footsteps, Cavadini said.“But the fact that the title of all of the stories is “How to be a Man” puts them into a different perspective,” he said. “That is, as though as a culture we have forgotten that the word ‘man’ can represent any ideal with positive content. Or as though as a culture we are uncomfortable with the very idea that the word ‘man’ might have something distinctive and positive about it.”Negative media portrayals of what it means to be a man have the power to harm men’s opinions of themselves, Cavadini said, just as misogynistic portrayals of women in the media are harmful to women.“Feminist writers of the last decades have rightly pointed out that standard cultural narratives about women are internalized by many girls and women as self-loathing, precisely insofar as they are women,” he said. “I wonder now if our standard cultural narratives about men are beginning to do the same thing.”There are portrayals in the media of what it means to be a true man although they are not often recognized as such, Cavadini said. An episode of “The Office” ends with Michael Scott crying while he professes his love for his girlfriend Jan. Throughout the episode, other characters assert their manliness through acts of force and control, but it is Michael’s profession of love that is most manly, Cavadini said.“What’s more manly than the risk of assertion of true love?” he said. “Whatever else it is, true manliness seems to involve not force … not control … not the status of domination … but the risk of self-assertion that makes one truly vulnerable and accountable.“Putting oneself in a position where one risks looking silly, but has something to live up to — the risk of love, which will always involve the waiver of the privilege which disdains love and tries to replace it with force, control or status. None of the other versions of manliness involve any risk freely accepted.”True masculinity is ultimately more gentle than what the media portrays or what society believes, Cavadini said.“The message seems to be that true manliness has nothing to fear from a world which seems to deconstruct the privileges of masculinity because true masculinity has nothing to do with these things in the first place,” he said. “True manliness, it seems, is the willingness in a man to take the risk of the assertion of love, that is, of self-gift, magic that was always the reality all along.”Tags: Edith Stein, Edith Stein Project Conference, How to Be a Man, John Cavadini, Media and Manlinesslast_img read more

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding Begins Performances Off-Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on May 31, 2014 Other cast members will include Chloë Patellis as Connie Mocogni, the Maid of Honor; Sam Masotto as Barry Wheeler, the Best Man; Emily Dinova as Donna Marsala, Bridesmaid; Gregory Cioffi as Dominick Fabrizzi, Usher; Marissa Perry as Marina Gulino, Bridesmaid; Chris Lazzaro as Johnny Nunzio, Usher & Brother of the Groom; Denise Fennell as Josephine Vitale, Mother of the Bride; John T. Lynes as Joseph Vitale, Brother of the Bride; Gus Theodoro as Luigi Domenico, Great Uncle of the Bride; Silvana Mastrolia as Rose Domenico, Aunt of the Bride; Courtney Brooke Lauria as Sr. Albert Maria, Cousin of the Bride, Rick Pasqualone as Anthony Angelo Nunzio, Father of the Groom; Debbie Pingitore as Madeline Monroe, Mr. Nunzio’s Girlfriend; Annie Rachele Lanzillotto as Grandma Nunzio, Grandmother of the Groom; Brad Martocello as Michael Just, Tina’s Ex-Boyfriend and Tim Monaghan as Father Mark, the Parish Priest . “Hired Help” will include Al Quagliata, Susan Campanaro, Concetta Rose Rella, Tiffany Dawn Chilcott, Kyle Axman, Chris DePierro, Anthony Fett, Michael Gargani and Micah Spayer. In the two-part event, audience members take on the roles of family and friends of the bride and groom. As with the original production, the show begins with a ceremony, which will now be held at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School. The bridal party will then escort their family and friends through the heart of Times Square and Shubert Alley to Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar. Once at Guy’s American, guests will enjoy an Italian-style buffet dinner, as well as cocktails and dancing all-night-long to DJ Donny Dulce. Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding Related Shows View Comments The big day has finally arrived! New York’s longest-running comedy is returning to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, the groundbreaking interactive show, begins performances March 13. Marilia Angeline and Joe Ferraro will star as the Bride and Groom, Valentina Lynne Nunzio and Anthony Angelo Nunzio, respectively. Conceived by the original Tony and Tina, Mark Nasser and Nancy Cassaro, opening night is set for April 28.last_img read more

Lauren Worsham & More Tapped for Ars Nova’s 2016 Lineup

first_imgA Gentleman’s Guide Tony nominee Lauren Worsham and more have been tapped for Ars Nova’s 2016 lineup. Shows will include two off-Broadway productions, along with SHOWGASM XXL, a one-night-only ‘gasm so big it won’t fit in the Ars Nova building and ANT Fest, a month-long adventure featuring the next wave of Ars Nova’s breakthrough artists.The Wildness will make its world premiere February 16, 2016 through March 19. Directed by Sam Buntrock and written by and featuring Brooklyn-based band Sky-Pony, the show will be fronted by Worsham, with songs penned by Kyle Jarrow. Expect to experience a world of prophecies and forbidden temptations.Underground Railroad Game is set to bow in fall 2016. Created and performed by Jennifer Kidwell and Scott Sheppard, the New York premiere is described as a fierce and fiercely funny new play about race in America.SHOWGASM XXL will take place in April 2016 at a venue to be announced later. Depicted as Ars Nova Celebrity All Stars, it is set to be hosted by John Early. ANT Fest 2016 will run June 6 through June 30. View Commentslast_img read more

Sail Cartagena de Indias 2014 promotes cooperation among Latin American navies

first_img More than 200,000 people visited the ships during the four days of the festival. Thousands of spectators watched different naval demonstrations. For example, about 2,500 people watched a dive by Colombian diver Orlando Duque, officials said. Naval crews and their guests attended a special culinary exhibition organized by the National Training Service (SENA). Some sailors also attended a concert in Plaza de la Aduana which featured performances by reggae ton musicians, including José Álvaro Osorio Alvin, who is also known as “J Alvin.” Spectators and sailors also enjoyed a performance by the Big Band of the Colombian National Navy. Sail Cartagena de Indias 2014 was the third edition of the quadrennial event. The first two took place in Cartagena in 2006 and 2010. The navies which participated in the Inter-American Naval Conference, held in Mexico in 2012, organized Sail Cartagena 2014. Organizing an event with sailing ships and sailors from around the world arriving in a port city located on Colombia’s Caribbean coast takes years of preparation and diplomatic efforts because these vessels are traversing the world training young navy cadets or participating in national and international events, the Colombian Military Portal reported on May 11, 2013. Naval vessels from throughout Latin America and other partner nation countries recently gathered in Colombia for Sail Cartagena de Indias 2014. The goal of the event, which took place from May 15 to May 19 in Cartagena Bay, was to strengthen international cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking, terrorism, and climate change. The Colombian National Navy hosted the event, which was attended by the navies of 12 countries, including Argentina, Chile, Honduras, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. More than 1,600 sailors from the participating nations docked into Cartagena Bay on May 15, according to a written report from the National Navy of Colombia. Sail Cartagena de Indias 2014 was a good way to promote cooperation among Latin American navies and their partner nations, according to Oliva Posadas, the security analyst. “These kinds of events are always positive for citizenship and the participating nations,” he said. “This approximation between ships and soldiers of various nationalities and Latin American society is relevant because it becomes clear that hostilities are shared.” Authorities should continue to organize the naval festival and similar events. The Armed Forces of Latin America are strengthening their cooperation, sharing information and training, Oliva Posadas said. The opening ceremonies of the naval festival included a military parade in the bay featuring naval vessels and more than 500 sailors from the countries which participated in Sail Cartagena 2014. The sailors proudly wore the uniforms of their respective countries. The first vessel in the parade was the Colombian ARC training ship “Gloria,” which is used to train sailors. Following the ceremony, the crew members of the vessel disembarked to meet friends and family members for the first time in six months, Vanguardia.com reported on May 15. The Colombian National Navy organized a special event featuring dances and music native to each of the countries which participated in the parade. By Dialogo June 09, 2014 Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno, accompanied by Argentinian Defense Minister Agustín Rossi, officially opened the event on May 17 at Parque de la Marina in Cartagena. Pinzón awarded the Colombian National Navy’s “Faith in the Cause” medal to participating ships during the opening ceremony. Pinzón reiterated to the visiting sailors that they are always welcome by the Armed Forces of Colombia, which will also “always count on them for their experience and knowledge.” The gathering of navies is meant to strengthen cooperative efforts in the fight against drug traffickers and terrorists, said Vice Admiral Leonardo Santamaría Gaitán, the commander of the Caribbean Naval Force. He served as the chief operating officer of the festival. “We are here to strengthen the ties of friendship and international cooperation with fraternal countries and nations with whom we share common interests such as combating different international threats,”Santamaría Gaitán said on the opening day of the naval festival. A diverse array of vessels Fighting multiple threats Military parade Strengthening ‘ties of friendship’ The security forces of Latin American countries are cooperating against multiple shared threats, said Javier Oliva Posadas, coordinator of the defense and national security degree program at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). “Climate change, terrorism and drug trafficking” are the main international geopolitical threats shared by Latin American countries and some of their partner nations, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, the security analyst said. Various organized crime and terrorism groups operate in Latin America. In Colombia, for example, there are Los Urabeños, and Los Rastrojos, and the terrorist organization the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) operate. Another terrorist group, the Shining Path, operates in Peru. The gangs Mara Salvatrucha, which is also known as MS-13, and 18th Street, which is also known as Barrio 18 and M-18, engage in criminal enterprises such as homicide, kidnapping, extortion, and micro drug trafficking in El Salvador and Honduras. These gangs also form alliances with the Sinaloa Cartel and Los Zetas, which are Mexican transnational criminal organizations. The naval festival featured a diverse array of vessels. For example, ARC training ship Gloria, which was built in Spain in 1968, is a sailing vessel with two square-rigged masts called a brig. More than 4,200 cadets and cabin boys in the National Navy have received training in this traveling school. Some ships are so large that sailors play soccer and softball and jog on the ship’s deck to stay in physical condition while the vessel deployed at sea. Mexico’s training ship is named “Cuauhtémoc.” It is also known as “The Ambassador and Gentleman of the Seas.” The vessel was built in Spain. It is a brig with three masts and 23 sails. The deck of the ship has been used for the graduation ceremonies of 31 graduating classes of officers from the Heroic Military Naval School. Cuauhtémoc has sailed 616,980 miles at 4,903 voyages. Civilian visits and a military sea dive A ‘positive’ event: analyst It’s cool. That´s right and very cool. For my Whatsapp friends. World peace is the greatest happiness. The information is good.last_img read more

Farmingdale Crash Leaves SUV Passenger Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A person was killed when a tractor trailer crashed into an SUV in Farmingdale on Wednesday afternoon.Nassau County police said the trucker hit a Toyota Rav4 on Route 109 at the corner of Main Street at 2:39 p.m.A passenger in the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was identified Thursday as Byron Lunda, 28, of Bay Shore. Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.last_img read more

Assessing emotional intelligence

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Dan BergerYou can learn the hard way or the smart way, and I’ve done both. And one of the most important lessons I’ve learned is that knowing how I react to things – and understanding how others react – is critical to succeeding as a leader. Even if you had the highest IQ in the room, success won’t come if you don’t control your emotions and understand others’.There is a business-speak term for this: emotional intelligence.Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, in a LinkedIn Pulse article, calls emotional intelligence “the foundation for a host of critical skills—it impacts most everything you do and say each day.” continue reading »last_img read more