Lecture: conflict in Darfur ‘not being resolved’

first_imgShould we still be talking about Darfur? According to professor Edith Miguda and Notre Dame alumna Liz Kurz, the answer is yes.They shared their experiences during a talk Wednesday at Saint Mary’s sponsopred by Campus Ministry, speaking about why they felt there should still be discussion about Darfur and its people. This event was also meant to teach students about the conflicts in Darfur and Sudan.Miguda, a native of Kenya, explained where Darfur is and how the conflict began in this area.“Darfur is in the greater horn of Africa,” she said. “The greater horn has had much conflict.”Miguda said the conflict is not being resolved or helped by the government.“The heart of the problem in Darfur is the challenge of non-Arab Darfurians to what they called decades of neglect, discrimination and marginalization by the Arab dominated government in Khartoum,” Miguda said.She also talked about the suffering of the people in Darfur. Miguda said they live in fear because there are rebels and groups of people who attack and kill innocent people.“Janjaweed — they are the ones who have ransacked villages — raped women and lined up men and shot them,” Miguda said.According to the United Nations, out of the population of six million, up to 300,000 people have been killed and some 2.5 million have been displaced.“But everyone knows that the number is much, much larger than that,” Miguda said.Many people have fled Darfur and gone to refugee camps in other parts of Sudan or even other countries.Kurz, a native of South Bend, said this is not the land they are used to. They are now in the desert and this makes agriculture difficult and their standard of living is very low.“They were forced to leave the only place they have ever known and into these camps,” Kurz said.Kurz said she had a friend who traveled to Sudan and brought back not only pictures and an experience of a lifetime, but she also brought back knowledge about the conditions in the refugee camps.Kurz and six others decided they needed do something to try and help.“The best way you can help people in Sudan is to be arrested in front of the Sudanese embassy, because it saves people from being killed,” Kurz said.Kurz said she and her six friends tried this to help the people in Darfur and in Sudan.“The seven of us went, we knelt, we prayed the rosary and the Our Father and we were arrested because we were blocking the entrance to the embassy,” Kurz said. “I spent 20 hours in jail and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I don’t know how many people we may have saved that day, I don’t know how effectual it was, but I tried.”This is an extreme example of a way to help, and Kurz and her friends were tried and found guilty in a court of law. She will always have a misdemeanor on her record, but she said she will never regret what she did.On Feb. 23, the Peace Accord was signed in Doha, Qatar, ending the war in Darfur.According to Miguda, however, there are still many people who need help, especially those who have been displaced from their homes.“Little, small actions can make a big difference,” Miguda said.last_img read more

Tix Now Available for Barbara Cook’s Return to the New York Stage

first_img Barbara Cook: Then and Now View Comments Related Shows Barbara Cook(Photo by Andrew Eccles)center_img Tickets are now on sale to see Barbara Cook’s return to the New York stage this spring for another song-filled retrospective. The Tony-winning legend will headline Barbara Cook: Then and Now at off-Broadway’s New World Stages beginning April 13.The show, conceived by three-time Tony winner James Lapine and directed by 10-time Tony winner Tommy Tune, will weave personal stories with several of Cook’s signature numbers.Cook last appeared on the Broadway stage in Sondheim on Sondheim. Her numerous additional credits include her Tony-winning performance as Marian Paroo in The Music Man, Candide, She Loves Me, Carousel and two solo shows: Barbara Cook’s Broadway and Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre. In 2011, Cook received the Kennedy Center Honor.Barbara Cook: Then and Now will open officially on May 4 and is scheduled to play a limited engagement through June 26. from $110last_img read more

U.S. coal production falls for third straight quarter

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Total U.S. coal production fell for the third quarter in a row, according to an analysis of the most recent federal data.Coal producers reported output of 180.8 million tons in the second quarter of 2018, down 3.7% from 187.6 million tons in the first quarter and 187.1 million tons in the year-ago quarter, an S&P Global Market Intelligence analysis of U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration data shows.“Deliveries to domestic coal plants continue to fall, and although the rate of coal power plant retirements is slowing, the culling continues,” wrote Matthew Hong, director of power and gas research at Morningstar Inc., in a Sept. 19 note.Running 12-month coal production totals for the period ending in the second quarter were lower in three of the four largest coal-producing regions in the country. Some of the country’s largest mines, including those owned by Arch Coal Inc., Cloud Peak Energy Inc. and Blackjewel LLC, reported declines in production in that period.More ($): US coal production declines for third straight quarter U.S. coal production falls for third straight quarterlast_img read more

Recognizing Potential Stardom

first_imgAs a coach, there is something that you see in an athlete that leads you to believe you are coaching something special.  I’m sure that in the early stages of Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky a coach knew that he/she was about to witness the start of a great athletic career.  It was at East Central in their Invitational that Chris Giesting showed that potential.  Taking the baton on a final leg of a 4 x 400m relay he was 50 yards behind the leading team.  Before his lap was finished, he not only caught this runner but passed him.  This was the first time he broke the 50 sec. barrier in the 400m.  Standing on the sideline I knew he was something special.  This year he just missed making our Olympic team.Katie Ledecky is just in the early stages of her career, but she already is 5 for 5 with gold medal swims. She is amazing in the fact that she can swim the freestyle from the 200m to 1500m.  The only time anyone is close to her is the 200m swims.  Otherwise, she not only wins but she annihilates them!  Will she stay around long enough to challenge the incredible feat of Michael Phelps?Michael Phelps, at the age of 31, says this was his last competitive swim.  No one in the world can challenge what he has done in the pool.  His 23 gold medals which is 14 more than his nearest competitor.  If you think this has been easy, just read his autobiography.  Even when you are that good, not everything comes easy.  Goodbye, Michael!last_img read more

Edelbrock rewards claim engine drivers in five IMCA divisions

first_imgTORRANCE, Calif. – IMCA drivers in five divisions competing with claim engines share a wealth of product and product certificate awards to be given by Edelbrock.The Torrance, Calif., company is in its 19th season as an IMCA sponsor. Edelbrock awards go to IMCA Modi­fied, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod drivers.Highest finish­ing claim drivers in point standings for each of the five Modified regions receive 2975 Victor Jr. intakes.Top drivers in the two Stock Car regions receive Edelbrock 2701, 7121 or 2176 intakes.And the highest finishing claim engine drivers in both Hobby Stock regions and in national Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod points have a choice between 2701 Chevrolet, 7121 Ford or 2176 Chrysler intakes.Second through fifth place claim engine drivers in each Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock region, and in national Northern and Southern SportMod standings all receive $50 product certificates.Twenty-five dollar product certificates go to Modified and Stock Car regional rookies of the year.All Edelbrock awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the fol­lowing week from the IMCA home office.Information about Edelbrock products is available at the www.edelbrock.com website, on Facebook or by call­ing 310 781-2222,“Edelbrock is a leader in the aftermarket engine parts industry and having them renew a program targeting these IMCA drivers is important,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We place a high value on our relationship with Edelbrock and are proud to offer quality intakes as awards for an outstanding season.”last_img read more

Mr. Harold Marshall Peelman

first_imgMr. Harold Marshall Peelman, age 73, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on August 20, 1946 in Milan, Indiana. He was the son of the late, Marshall H. “Mike” and Mary Elizabeth (McAlister) Peelman. He was raised in East Enterprise, Indiana where he attended school. Harold was united in marriage to Barbara Jean Gullion on May 15, 1971 in Vevay, Indiana. Harold was employed for Vevay Concrete and McAlister Excavating for several years. Harold was a volunteer firefighter for the East Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department and Jeff-Craig Volunteer Fire Department for several years. Harold passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at his residence in Vevay, Indiana.Harold will be missed by his wife, Barbara Jean (Gullion) Peelman of Vevay, IN; his sons, Harold Leon “HL” Gullion and his wife, Bev of Vevay, IN, James Robert Lock of Madison, IN and Verle Lee Lock of Vevay, IN; his grandchildren, Michael Harold Gullion of Vevay, IN and Jamie Lee Gullion and his wife, Kristie of Vevay, IN; his great-grandchildren, Samantha and Colton Gullion; his brothers, Jerry Peelman and his wife, Debbie of East Enterprise, IN, Robert M. “Bob” Peelman and his wife, Sharon of East Enterprise, IN and Archie Peelman of East Enterprise, IN and his several nieces, nephews and other relatives.He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall H. “Mike” and Mary Elizabeth (McAllister) Peelman and his brothers, Terry Peelman, died February 22, 2014 and Jeffery Lynn “Jeff” Peelman, died April 24, 2014.Services will be held at a later date.Memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Harold Marshall Peelman Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Lightning Strike at PGA Tour Championship Injures Six People

first_imgSix people were injured on Saturday when a bolt of lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the PGA Tour championship in Atlanta, according to police.The third round of the season-ending event had been suspended for about half an hour due to stormy weather, and fans were seeking shelter. The lightning strike hit the top of the tree, which is just off the 16th tee, and shattered the bark to the bottom.Atlanta Police spokesman James H. White III says five men and one female juvenile were injured. All of them were taken to hospitals for treatment, and all were alert, conscious and breathing. The championship includes 30 players who are competing for the FedEx Cup and a $15 million prize.Golfer Justin Thomas, who was enjoying a one-shot lead through five holes when play was suspended, says he and players were eating in the clubhouse when “it felt like the entire clubhouse shook” from the thunder.The PGA Tour canceled play for the remainder of Saturday.last_img read more

Wisconsin defenders on the offensive

first_imgADAM SCHORR/Herald photoAt first glance, this year’s stat sheet for the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey may look a bit confusing.Leading the team in scoring with 12 points is junior Jamie McBain, a defenseman. Right behind him in second and third are blueliners, sophomores Brendan Smith and Ryan McDonagh with nine and eight points, respectively.So where has the production from the forwards been?“Sometimes it makes you a little bit frustrated, like, ‘Come on, forwards,’” Smith joked. “But it’s not even like that because the forwards are actually the ones that are feeding us.”Upon closer inspection of the defensive corps UW head coach Mike Eaves has been blessed with, the numbers begin to make more sense.Among the six Badgers who typically see time on defense, five were drafted in the NHL’s first or second round. McDonagh was drafted the highest of the group, taken 12th overall in the 2007 draft by the Montreal Canadians. Smith was taken just 15 picks later in that same draft by Detroit.Jake Gardiner, a freshman from Minnetonka, Minn., was a first rounder in the 2008 draft, going 17th to the Anaheim Ducks. McBain (Carolina Hurricanes) and Goloubef (Columbus Blue Jackets) were both taken in the second round of their respective drafts.With so much professional potential in one locker room, one might think there would be a lot of boasting among the young defensemen, but Smith said that’s not the case.“Sometimes we joke around about it,” he said. “But everybody’s pretty modest about it, and they don’t really talk about it too much.”With the level of talent Wisconsin has at its disposal defensively, Eaves knew it was just a matter of time before they produced.“Our most talented guys — in terms of natural ability — are there,” Eaves said of his defense.It took a few games for the unit to click, as the Badgers allowed 23 goals in their first four games. Over the past two weekends, however, UW has earned its first three wins of the season — allowing just four combined goals in those three victories, including a shutout Saturday against Michigan Tech.“Coming into the season, we knew we were a very offensively talented group,” McBain said. “As of late, I think we’re just keeping it simple. We’re throwing pucks at the net.”Part of what has contributed to the recent success of the defensemen — and the Badgers along with them — has been their ability to convert on the power play. Saturday against the Huskies, Wisconsin scored five of its six goals with the man advantage. McDonagh notched one of those tallies, and Smith assisted on three of the five power play goals.“The power play was doing really well. … I think that was the main thing,” Smith said. “We’ve got [Blake] Geoffrion in front of that net. He screens the goalie and it’s so hard for a goaltender to see the puck. He got a stick on a few of them.”Geoffrion scored twice in Saturday’s 6-0 victory, but was assisted both times by the duo of Smith and McBain, who recognized the forward’s ability to make plays happen.“Blake’s doing a great job in front,” McBain said. “The one-time was working for us Saturday.”It was McBain and Smith that anchored UW’s top line of defense, and the chemistry between the two was evident: four of Wisconsin’s nine goals on the weekend were a direct result of the duo. Aside from assisting on Geoffrion’s two goals, it was Smith’s pass that set up McBain’s third-period goal Saturday, and they both picked up an assist on John Mitchell’s goal Friday night.“As of late, it’s just kind of a confidence in each other,” McBain said. “We’re learning how to read off one another; we’re learning where each other is at, kind of getting a feel for each other’s game. It’s working out for us. I know when the puck’s in his hands, he’s going to do something special with it. He’s going to be looking for me, too.”Of the freshmen defensemen, none has made a bigger impact early on than Gardiner, who already has six points on the season. Gardiner hasn’t always played on the defensive side of the puck, however. The 2008 Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year switched from forward to defense as a senior in high school — a move he feels has helped him find his way near the top of the scoring leaders.“I’m pretty much an offensive defenseman,” Gardiner said. “I’m trying to take it down a notch and play more solid defense and be more calm once I get more comfortable.”Gardiner’s natural ability with the puck has even impressed the assistant captain McBain.“He’s just got the ability to skate,” McBain said. “He’s so fast and he’s so agile both ways. You don’t see that a lot of times on defense. When he gets that puck, it’s fun to watch him.”The Badgers finished last season with forwards making up the top four scorers — Kyle Turris, Ben Street, Blake Geoffrion and Michael Davies. Yet, here they are 10 games into the 2008-09 season with Geoffrion as the only forward in the top five.But while they’re having success now, the blueliners know the scoring could easily shift.“I think it’s all going to even out,” Smith said. “The forwards are going to jump up there, for sure. I think we’re going to have one, maybe two, in the top five scoring for defense because we’re so talented.”last_img read more

Borg van der Velde earns ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors

first_img Published on October 30, 2017 at 5:53 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 Borg van der Velde earned Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors after shutting out No. 24 Pacific on Saturday, 3-0.The shutout gave No. 12 Syracuse (12-5, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) its 11th shutout of the season, tying the program record previously achieved in 1993. The freshman keeper from Ede, Netherlands, has started all 17 games the Orange has played.The shutout last weekend required four saves from van der Velde. Syracuse also shut out Pacific on Aug. 27, 3-0, a game in which van der Velde had three saves.SU plays next on Thursday against No. 9 Louisville at the ACC Tournament, which Louisville hosts at Trager Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. The match begins at 4 p.m. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more