8 Feb
2021

India says China ties at crossroads amid border standoff

first_imgNEW DELHI (AP) — India says its relationship with China is at a crossroads with the months-old military standoff in mountainous border areas profoundly disturbing the ties. India’s external affairs minister said in a speech that if peace and tranquillity in the border areas are disturbed, so will the rest of the relationship, and there will be profound repercussions for the entire world. Indian and Chinese soldiers brawled again last week, after 20 Indian troops died last year in a fist fight with the Chinese along the disputed border. The standoff has continued despite nine rounds of meetings involving local military commanders and the political dialogue by foreign and defense ministers.last_img

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8 Feb
2021

Can I take painkillers before or after a COVID-19 vaccine?

first_imgIt’s best to avoid certain painkillers before and after getting a COVID-19 vaccine, unless you routinely take them for a medical condition. Although the evidence is limited, some painkillers might curb the very immune system response the vaccine is trying to generate. Symptoms such as arm soreness, fever, headaches and body aches are common after a vaccine and are signs the body is mounting a defense against the virus. Medical experts say people should not take painkillers preventively before getting a vaccine unless a doctor has advised them to.last_img

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26 Jan
2021

Professors receive fellowships

first_imgTwo Notre Dame professors recently received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to pursue their scholarly work next year, increasing the University’s record number of NEH fellowships to 44 in the last 12 years. Notre Dame has earned more NEH fellowships since 1999 than any other university in the country, according to a University press release. The University of Michigan earned 35 NEH fellowships and Harvard earned 26. Notre Dame theology professor Eugene Ulrich received a fellowship this year in Ancient Languages to pursue his book, “The Bible in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls,” a compilation of his previous work on the topic. “The Dead Sea Scrolls … open up a period that we had lost sight of, a period that had just been lost to history,” Ulrich said. “Which is part of the period of the composition of the Scriptures.” Ulrich’s career has been focused on exploring this era through the scrolls, and therefore gaining a greater appreciation for and understanding of the Biblical texts. His work began as a graduate student at Harvard under Frank Cross, one of the two original American editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls. His dissertation became an analysis of one of the major scrolls. “It was being in the right place at the right time,” Ulrich said. Ulrich’s first NEH fellowship in 1977 enabled him to publish one of the scrolls, leading to a lifetime of research pertaining to these documents. When the other editor, Monsignor Patrick Skehan of Catholic University of America, died, he left his life’s work to Ulrich because he was so impressed with his research. “This coming year will be my 39th year of teaching here,” Ulrich said, “and 21 of those years, I have had NEH funding. They were very interested in the publication of the scrolls.” Ulrich’s upcoming work expands on a book he published last year, “The Biblical Qumran Scrolls: Transcriptions and Textual Variants,” which includes all of the text from the Biblical Scrolls, but makes it more accessible. “After going through scroll after scroll after scroll and seeing different surprises here, different surprises there, what I’m doing now is synthesizing all that and putting it into one monograph so that you can get in one book a clear explanation and description of how the Bible came to be the way it is,” Ulrich said. Thomas F. X. Noble, chair of Notre Dame’s History Department, received an NEH fellowship in Medieval Studies to produce his book “Rome in the Medieval Imagination,” a look at how Rome was perceived by different people and cultures during Medieval times. “Everyone had an opinion about Rome,” Noble said. “Good, bad or indifferent.” Noble’s previous work focused on Rome itself, especially Popes and the Roman Church. His new book, however, will explore Rome through the eyes of Medieval citizens. “Rome was a constant presence for Medieval people,” Noble said “It haunted their imagination, and [in my book] I am poking around inside people’s imagination a thousand years ago.” Noble said “Rome in the Medieval Imagination” will finally provide a source for Medieval scholars to learn about their subjects’ perceptions of Rome. “Whoever studies Medieval art, literature or history runs into Rome all the time,” Noble said. “Some people might be thinking why this author in 12th century France thought this about Rome … and they’ve never had a book to take off the shelf to look that up and find out. So what I’m trying to do is explain why you bump into Rome all the time if you study the Middle Ages.” This is Noble’s third NEH fellowship, but he said he still feels just as great about it as his first two. “When you win one of these awards, it means that an anonymous panel of our peers thought well of what we’re doing,” Noble said. “When the NEH looks at all those worthy applications and picks yours, it feels pretty good. Notre Dame has a wonderful tradition in winning these so it’s nice to be part of that group.”last_img read more

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18 Jan
2021

The Marvelous Wonderettes to Return Off-Broadway

first_imgThe Marvelous Wonderettes are returning off-Broadway! Christina Bianco and Kathy Brier will lead the cast at New York’s Theatre Row this spring. Tickets are now on sale for the production, which will begin previews on March 23, 2016 and officially open on April 28 at the Kirk Theatre.Bianco’s diva impression videos have garnered over 21 million views worldwide; theater credits include Application Pending. Brier made her Broadway debut in Hairspray and has also been seen on stage in Bat Boy The Musical; she is known for her role as Marcie Walsh McBain on ABC’s One Life to Live, for which she received an Emmy nod.The Marvelous Wonderettes takes a cotton-candied colored musical trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet The Wonderettes: four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. The show follows their lives and loves from prom night to their 10-year reunion. The score highlights over 20 chart-topping hits of the era, including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” and “It’s My Party.”Created, written, and originally directed by Roger Bean, the previous New York production played at the Westside Theatre from September 2008 to January 2010.Further casting and creative team will be announced later. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 6, 2019 View Comments Related Shows The Marvelous Wonderetteslast_img read more

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20 Dec
2020

Military Counter-Terrorism Specialists Deployed for Confederations Cup in Brazil

first_imgBy Dialogo April 25, 2013 “In Brazil major events were organized in only one city so far, and this time the Confederations Cup will be held in six cities; it will be a test for the World Cup, which will have matches played in 12 cities,” Colonel Nunes, quoted by G1, stated. Although Brazil is not a target of terrorist actions, the injuries and deaths at the recent Boston Marathon attacks in Massachusetts has alarmed the Brazilian authorities. The Soldiers were trained to identify, contain, and prevent possible attacks with chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological weapons. He added that the worst case scenario of a terrorist attack, in his opinion, would be a chemical, biological or nuclear weapons attack. “The risk exists when threat and vulnerability are present. We are going to avoid threats and reduce vulnerability. We are prepared,” he stated. “This week, military groups will visit the cities where the Confederations Cup will be played for an initial reconnaissance,” Colonel Richard Fernandez Nunes, a spokesman for the institution quoted by Globo G1 website, stated. “A coordination center, to prevent and counter terrorism was created in Brasília, as well as an integrated center for tactical coordination in each one of the six cities where the Confederations Cup will be held,” from June 15 to 30, the Army told AFP in a statement. According to the Army, the creation of this center to prevent terrorism is necessary “due to the current international terrorism threats.” On April 22 the Brazilian Army reported that 1,200 military specialists will be deployed in the fight against terrorism and chemical weapons, to guarantee the security of the 2013 Confederations Cup, which starts on June 15. “They will meet with those responsible for the security and safety in the host cities of Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza, Recife, Salvador and Brasília, in order to identify vulnerable places and act accordingly to prevent any incident. Reports will provide important information about how to work with the local police,” he said. last_img read more

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8 Dec
2020

Tri-Cities Opera’s “Cocoa and Carols” coming soon

first_imgTri-Cities says it wanted to give back to the community and spread cheer through art during this difficult year. To register or for more information click here. “I want them to be so thrilled and be smiling,” said John Rozzoni, General Director of Tri-Cities Opera, adding, “TCO is not going anywhere and we’re a part of this community.” (WBNG) — Some virtual, holiday cheer will be coming your way soon. Audiences can tune in online to watch a festive musical performance. Registration is free, but Tri-Cities says people can purchase a “Cocoa Care Package” which includes TCO mugs and tasty treats from “community-based Sinful Indulgence.” Tri-Cities Opera is hosting a holiday special called, “Cocoa and Carols,” which is sponsored by IBM. last_img read more

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26 Sep
2020

England captain Harry Kane vows: ‘I’ll be at Euros’

first_imgThe striker has been sidelined since New Year’s Day with a torn hamstring tendon, which required surgery.But Kane is ahead of schedule in his recovery and Spurs manager Jose Mourinho has said he could be fit for the final “three, four or five” matches of the season.In an interview with the Evening Standard Magazine, Kane said: “In my head, I am definitely at the Euros.“Unless something pretty drastic happens between now and then, I’ll be there. I’m still not back training with the first team but I’m working hard in the gym, I’m getting stronger all the time.“We’re talking a few more weeks, and I’ll be playing again. I don’t want to make a prediction for which game I might be back, but I am hoping somewhere between the start and the middle of April.”Tottenham travel to Bournemouth on April 18 before the north London derby at home to Arsenal the following Sunday, their fourth-last league match of the season.They end the campaign with trips to Newcastle and Crystal Palace, either side of a visit from Leicester.Kane has recovered quickly from a string of injuries in recent seasons.While insisting that he would not be rushed back, Mourinho said last week that Kane was a player who “doesn’t accept protocols”.England captain Harry KaneRead Also: Wanyama joins MLS side Montreal Impact as designated player“Let’s see with Harry,” he said. “He’s obviously a great professional and a fighter and he wants to be back as soon as possible. What’s ‘as soon as possible?’ I don’t know.”Euro 2020, which is scheduled to take place in 12 venues across the continent, kicks off on June 12.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 England captain Harry Kane is confident he will be fit for Euro 2020 and has targeted a Tottenham return early next month.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddonlast_img read more

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25 Sep
2020

‘Pusher’ busted in Pavia

first_imgILOILO City – Police arrested a suspected drug pusher in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Balabag, Pavia, Iloilo. He was identified as 29-year-old Michael Donesa of Deca Homes Subdivision, Barangay Jibao-an, Pavia, Iloilo, a police report showed. Three more sachets of illegal drugs valued at around P30,000 were seized during Donesa’s apprehension around 5:30 p.m. on June 10, police said.  An undercover officer initially bought from Donesa a sachet of suspected shabu for P1,000, the report stated. Detained in the lockup cell of the Pavia police station, the suspect faces charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img

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23 Sep
2020

Winter Heat Challenge this weekend at Perris

first_imgPERRIS, Calif. – Perris Auto Speedway will put a wrap on the Winter Heat Challenge Series this Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11 and 12.Both shows will feature IMCA Modifieds running for IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Western Region, Allstar Performance State and track points.Spectator gates open at 2 p.m. each day with racing at 3 p.m.Adult tickets are $15 each day.  Active military with proper ID, students ages 13-18 with their school ID and kids ages 6-12 get in for $5. Children five and under will be admitted free. Through the generosity of the fairgrounds, parking will be free both days.Race teams competing in both shows this weekend will be allowed to camp in the infield overnight on Saturday.The big winner through the first three rounds of the series has been Mother Nature. Most recently, Jan. 7 and 21 events were knocked out by heavy rains.With the possibility of weather moving in this week, fans can keep up to date on the status of weekend’s races on the Perris Auto Speedway Facebook page, the track website (www.perrisautospeedway.com) or by calling the track office at: 951 940-0134.last_img read more

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22 Sep
2020

Ministry denies endorsing Bash Ali’s fight

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Edo poll: APC supporters commend Buhari for providing level playing field Buhari holds closed-door meeting with Ghana’s President The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has denied given approval to former boxing champion, Bash Ali to stage a world fight in Nigeria. Kola Daniel, Special Assistant (Media) to Minister of Youth and Sports Development, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. He said the Legal Department of the ministry had written to the boxer warning him to desist from peddling false claims about a non-existent approval from the office of the minister for the fight. Daniel reiterated that no such approval was granted by President Muhammadu Buhari contrary to claims by the boxer that the approval was conveyed to him by the office of the minister. He therefore asked the boxer to keep to the facts and follow due process in his plans to stage the fight. D.A. Muhammad, Director, Legal Services in the ministry also denied the boxer’s claim. Muhammad said in a letter dated January 7, 2020 that no approval has been granted by either the ministry or the presidency for the fight. “It is to be recalled that on November 4, 2019 a meeting was held between the ministry and yourself in the company of Director, Legal Department and other senior staff of the ministry, wherein the ministry was categorical about not entering into any meaningful discussion with you in relation to the Guinness Record Fight until the litigation between you and the ministry is amicably sorted out. “It is in this regard the ministry is surprised to note your manipulation of information to the effect that approval has been granted you to carry out the World Guinness Record Fight. “I am accordingly therefore, by this letter, directed to convey that no approval whatsoever was granted you by Mr President or the Ministry, and it will be in your overall interest to issue another letter stating the factual situation that took place between the office of the Minister and your good self on the said date in order for us to make further progress on the said matter,” he said. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Bash Ali in 1985 made history as the first World Boxing Federation cruiser-weight boxing champion from Africa. The 63 – year old former boxing champion is seeking to enter the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest boxer to win a world title. The former boxer who has not competed professionally for more than a decade is seeking to take on a yet-to- be identified American boxer in a bid to clinch the world record. The proposed fight has, however, been fraught with lots of controversies.Tags: Bash AliD.A. MuhammadKola DanielMuhammadu Buharilast_img read more

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