Harvard Staff Artists Community to host first meeting on Feb. 24

first_imgThe Harvard Staff Artists Community (HSAC) invites all staff artists to its first meeting on Feb. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. at Area 1 in the Gutman Library conference center.A newly formed community, the HSAC is a collective of Harvard staff, both active and retired, who are artists working in numerous disciplines, genres, and forms. Visual artists, writers, singers, musicians, dancers, and many others are also invited to come together to celebrate the arts and explore the artistic process. Although their technical training and professional experience vary widely, members share a value for art and art-making that is central to their identities.A year ago, Harvard’s Task Force on the Arts affirmed a comprehensive commitment to the arts at the University. In light of this commitment, the HSAC is concerned with discovering the interests, needs, and opportunities that Harvard artist-employees share, and the group is considering such projects as building artist networks, establishing forums for sharing work, and advocating for one another’s artistic goals, as well as workshopping, arts education, and mentoring.An online survey has been developed to learn more about Harvard’s community of artists. For more information, e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

Everybody Rejoice…and Join Our The Wiz Live! Scavenger Hunt!

first_img View Comments CLICK HERE TO PRINT! So you wanted to meet the Wizard? Good, because The Wiz Live! is just hours away! While your heart’s singing joyfully and your fingers are doing some pre-live-tweeting stretches, we have just the thing to make any viewing party real, real, reaaaal to us: Broadway.com’s The Wiz Live! Scavenger Hunt! When you see one of the 12 items in the sheet below pop up during the NBC telecast, tweet it with a photo of your screen and the hashtag #WizHunt. If Dorothy does the Nae Nae, snap a pic! If Queen Latifah serves up some Wizard realness, snap a pic! We’ll retweet the silliest, wackiest, and most Oztastic shots throughout the night, and post our favorites here on Broadway.com! Click below to print out your own Scavenger Hunt list, pass them out to your friends—however brainless, heartless or cowardly they may be—and play along!last_img read more

4-H Winners

first_imgBy Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgia’s best 4-H’ers gathered to champion their program during the 63rd annual State 4-H Congress in Atlanta July 19-22. But 48 individuals emerged as state project competition winners.”The young people here develop their communication skills, but the value of State 4-H Congress is much broader and deeper than that,” said Roger C. “Bo” Ryles, state 4-H program leader with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.State Congress is the culmination of a year’s work in a 4-H project. The 4-H’ers here give 12-minute demonstrations and prepare portfolios of their research and service in 48 project areas such as public speaking, computers, horticulture and human development. University faculty members and other expert judges evaluate their work and interview them on their presentations and portfolios.”When you combine what they learn through their project work with their interaction with the academic, business, civic and corporate leaders they meet here,” Ryles said, “you’d be hard-pressed to find a stronger leadership development system anywhere.”A banquet July 21 honored state winners.Here are this year’s state winners, projects and project donors, listed by their home counties. BIBB: Vinson Muhammad won in performing arts – general, sponsored by Six Flags Over Georgia.BLECKLEY: Laura Evans won in sports, sponsored by White Water.BULLOCH: David Martin won in beef, sponsored by Winn Dixie Stores, Inc. Brooke Brookins won in housing and environment, sponsored by Bucky Cook and the Georgia 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association. CLARKE: Athena Lao won in performing arts, piano, sponsored by Six Flags Over Georgia.CLAYTON: Sarah Landerfelt won in fashion revue, sponsored by the Georgia Master 4-H Club.COLUMBIA: Jillian Rumbaugh won in food fast and healthy, sponsored by Georgia 4-H Foundation and Dr. Anupam Goel.CRAWFORD: Anna Collins won in festive foods for health, sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities. CRISP: Jessica Gordon won in outdoor recreation, sponsored by White Water.DOUGHERTY: Tracy Edwards won in workforce preparation and career development, sponsored by Ramstad North America.EFFINGHAM: Kathy Snooks won in arts and crafts, sponsored by Mrs. Marion Fisher and Mrs. Brandie Rucks Park (in honor of Jason and Hope Parris). Rebecca Kessler won in fruits, vegetables and nuts, sponsored by Alice Griffin Howard and the Georgia 4-H Foundation.EMANUEL: Chet Sconyers won in plant and soil science, sponsored by Georgia Plant Food Educational Society, Inc.EVANS: Joshua Eason won in computers, sponsored by Georgia Power Company. Crystal McCorkle won in textiles, merchandising and interiors, sponsored by Russell Corp.FORSYTH: Sarah Singleton won in food safety and preservation, sponsored by Tom and Mildred Coleman, Elizabeth Andress and Gary and Rhonda Keve. Erin Lovin won in horse, sponsored by the Georgia Horse Council. HARALSON: William Heath won in poultry and egg science, sponsored by the Georgia 4-H Foundation and the Georgia Poultry Federation.HARRIS: Adam Johnson won in safety, sponsored by AGL Resources, Inc.HEARD: Phillip Nowicki won in environmental science, sponsored by the Georgia 4-H Foundation.JACKSON: Ward Black won in public speaking, sponsored by Georgia Farm Credit Associations.LEE: Britny Wray won in companion animal science, sponsored by Monroe Veterinary Clinic, Inc., Mrs. Lindsey W. Nelson, Georgia 4-H Foundation, Bill and Edna Sell (in memory of Scott Sell). Chris Uppole won in communications, sponsored by Georgia 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association. Monet Murphy won in wildlife and marine science, sponsored by Georgia Power Company.LOWNDES: Kris Fletcher won in flowers, shrubs and lawns, sponsored by the Georgia Development Authority.MADISON: Kayla Perry won in the international project, sponsored by Equifax, Inc. Brittany Kimball-Scott won in the physical, biological and Earth sciences, sponsored by Georgia Electric Membership Corp.MARION: Ashley Waters won in power and energy, sponsored by Chevron/Texaco.MONTGOMERY: Nicole Crabb won in photography, sponsored by Georgia Magazine. Georgia 4-H is the youth education component of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.center_img MORGAN: Christine Trulock won in bread, sponsored by Georgia 4-H Foundation. Mary Ann Cochran won in dairy foods, sponsored by the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Milk.OCONEE: Anna Savelle won in dairy and milk science, sponsored by Mrs. Angela Broder Nemeth and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Emily Martin won in resource management, sponsored by Georgia Cooperative Council, Inc.OGLETHORPE: Christina Waller won in health, sponsored by Mrs. Ellinore Nicholason, Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Martin, North Fulton Regional Hospital and Greater Association of Diabetes Educators. PAULDING: Emme Worthy won in consumer education, sponsored by Dr. Anupam Goel. Joshua Rogers won in target sports, sponsored by Callaway Foundation and the family of Col. James “Jim” Boddie. Sam Raybon won in veterinary sciences, sponsored by Georgia Veterinary Medical Association.PICKENS: Mary Alice Jasperse won in entomology, sponsored by Georgia Pest Control Industry Association and Cooperative Extension Entomology. RABUN: Jennifer Davenport won in human development, sponsored by Georgia Association of Extension 4-H Agents.SCREVEN: Alicia Haire won in forestry and wood science, sponsored by International Paper Company.STEPHENS: Jessie Moore won in food fare, sponsored by Georgia Development Authority.TATTNALL: Cassandra Murphy won in conservation of natural resources, sponsored by Georgia Water Wise Council. Beth Lynn won in sheep and meat goats, sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. James Williamson. TAYLOR: Ashley Cooper won in performing arts – other instrumental, sponsored by Six Flags Over Georgia.TREUTLEN: Joanna Ware won in general recreation, sponsored by Georgia Recreation and Parks Association, Inc.TURNER: Lauren Reeves won in pork production, sponsored by the Georgia Pork Producers Association.UPSON: Adam McDonald won in dog care and training, sponsored by the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association.WALTON: Natalie Reeder won in performing arts – vocal, sponsored by Six Flags Over Georgia.last_img read more

June 1, 2004 On the Move

first_img On the Move Joshua Gardner, formerly of the Washington, D.C., office of Shearman & Sterling, has joined the commercial litigation branch of the United States Department of Justice. He will be responsible for litigating government contract, international trade, and takings disputes, as well as arguing appeals before the federal circuit. He is located at 1100 L St., N.W., Washington, D.C., 20530, phone: (202) 305-7583. Gunster Yoakley of West Palm Beach announces the addition of the following associates: James M. Crowley, Jonathan S. Gilbert, Christopher W. Kammerer, Gena B. Lavallee, and Brian M. McPherson. Crowley has joined the litigation department in Ft. Lauderdale. He focuses in matters of commercial, land use, and securities litigation. Gilbert has become a member of the real estate department and the leisure and resorts group in West Palm Beach. Kammerer, formerly of Levy Kneen Mariani, joined the litigation department in West Palm Beach. He concentrates in the areas of commercial and securities litigation. Lavallee, formerly of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, has become a member of the corporate department in West Palm Beach. McPherson, previously an intern in the Palm Beach County Public Defender’s Office , has joined the litigation department in West Palm Beach.Harper Meyer announces that Steven H. Hagen, formerly a partner with Holland & Knight, has joined the firm as partner and the firm name has changed to Harper Meyer Perez Ferrer & Hagen. Hagen concentrates his practice on international tax planning focusing on the structuring of international businesses, international estate planning, limited liability companies, and business transactions including the sale and acquisition of businesses. Offices are located at 701 Brickell Ave., Ste. 1650, Miami, 33131, phone: (305) 577-3443. Barbara A. Shore has joined Miller & O’Neill in Boca Raton. Shore concentrates in estate and tax planning, as well as business formations and general business practice. Phone: (561) 353-3880. The Law Offices of Anthony S. Adelson, P.A., has moved to 2100 E Hallandale Beach Blvd., Ste. 400, Hallandale Beach, 33009, phone: (954)455-4336, fax:(954)455-5512. The firm continues to concentrate on commercial and residential real estate transactions, and real estate related litigation. Jodi N. Cohen, formerly of Tew Cardenas in Miami, has joined the dispute resolution team of Berger Singerman in Ft. Lauderdale. Marc Matthews and Doug Walker have become associated with Holland & Knight in Orlando. Matthews, formerly a licensed athlete agent and a certified contract advisor with the National Football League Player’s Association, practices in the firm’s litigation department with an emphasis on business litigation. Walker focuses on construction and design law in the firm’s litigation department. Phillip M. Hudson III has become a partner of Arnstein & Lehr in Miami. He concentrates in matters of bankruptcy and insolvency, including the representation of secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, landlords, and financially troubled companies. He also maintains a commercial litigation practice. Hilda Piloto, formerly of Rodriguez and Machado, has become associated with Arnstein & Lehr in Miami. She has experience in a variety of complex civil litigation matters including the prosecution and defense of RICO claims, commercial disputes, employment discrimination matters, insurance coverage disputes, and Miccosukee Indian sovereignty matters. David B. Wilford, previously a law clerk to Monte C. Richardson, magistrate judge for the Middle District of Florida, has become associated with Akerman Senterfitt in Jacksonville. He has joined the litigation practice group. Megan Proulx, formerly with Gray-Robinson, P.A., has become associated with Squire Sanders & Dempsey in Tampa. She concentrates her practice in matters of commercial real estate. Holland & Knight has added three new associates in the real estate practice in the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale offices. Jaime Ellen Sopher practices in the area of real estate finance and development. She represents clients in leasing, land use issues, and the acquisition and disposition of real estate. Gavin Williams practices in the area of real estate finance and development. Williams has experience in real estate financing, leasing, liquor and occupational licensing, zoning issues and title insurance matters. Diansjhan T. Williams-Persad practices in the area of real estate. She represents clients in the acquisition and disposition of real estate, leasing and financing transactions. James J. Porter has been named a partner of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., in Tampa. He concentrates his practice in land use, zoning, and land use regulation. Bruce M. Kleinberg has joined Luhrsen, Walsh and Associates as a shareholder and director of litigation.The firm name has changed to Luhrsen-Walsh-Kleinberg. He will supervise litigation throughout the firm’s 12 offices from the firm’s Sarasota headquarters. Adam D. Marshall, formerly of Greenberg Traurig,has become associated with the business reorganization team of Berger Singerman in Ft. Lauderdale. Tamara L. Siegel has joined The Law Offices of Leah H. Mayersohn, P.A. She will handle all state and federal criminal appeals and post-conviction motions. Jodi N. Cohen, formerly of Tew Cardenas, has become associated with Berger Singerman in Ft. Lauderdale. She has joined the firm’s dispute resolution team. Saxon, Gilmore, Carraway, Gibbons, Lash & Wilcox, P.A., has moved to the SunTrust Building, Ste.150, 400 Park Ave. S., Winter Park, 32789. Jeffrey W. Gibson joined McFarlane Ferguson & McMullen in Tampa. He concentrates on insurance defense, products liability, and commercial litigation. Offices are located 201 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 850, Tampa, 33602. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A., in Miami have elected the following people to shareholders on the firm’s board of directors: Michael I. Keyes, Mark D. Solov, and Mimi L. Sall. Richard E. Schatz has been elected managing partner; Chava E. Genet has been named hiring partner, and the firm promoted the following attorneys to shareholders: Jeffrey A. Norman, Andrew L. Rodman, and Jonathan C. Vair. Jill Ziluck has become associated with Scott J. Brook, P.A., in Coral Gables. The firm concentrates in workers’ compensation and family law with offices at 3200 N. University Dr., Ste. 208, Coral Springs, 33065, phone: (954)757-5551, fax: (954)757-1770. Matthew D. Schultz has joined Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner & Proctor, P.A., in Pensacola. He focuses on personal injury and wrongful death claims, including medical malpractice and products liability litigation. Offices are located at 316 S. Baylen St., 6th Floor, Pensacola, 32591. Alvarez, Sambol, Winthrop & Madson, P.A., announces that Mark H. Ruff and Randall M. Bolinger have become shareholders. Offices are located at 100 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 200, Orlando, 32801. James Lovely has become associated with Holland & Knight in Lakeland. Lovely practices in the firm’s business section in matters of public finance, financial derivatives, and general and corporate securities matters. Rose M. Shabo has joined Stein & Williams, with offices at 1607 Dr. M.L. King Jr. (9th) Street N., St. Petersburg, 33704; phone: (727) 894-4333. She practices in the areas of business litigation and family law. Rebekah Brown has joined Sachs Sax Klein in Boca Raton. Brown practices in family law and also does guardian ad litem work in child custody cases. Kenyetta V. Haywood has become associated with Christine D. Hanley & Associates in West Palm Beach. She focuses on employment law and labor law in the private, not-for-profit, and public sectors. Arnstein & Lehr announce the promotions of Neville M. Leslie and Jose D. Sosa to partner. Leslie is a member of the firm’s litigation department in Miami. He focuses on matters of insurance defense and coverage issues, commercial litigation, and tort defense, including premises liability, and products liability litigation. Sosa focuses on litigation matters, including products liability, premises liability, and other tort defense litigation. He also has experience handling commercial litigation, employment claims, landlord-tenant disputes and other types of real estate related litigation and appeals. He is in the West Palm Beach office. Matthew G. McKinney has joined Kirwin Norris, P.A., with offices at 338 W. Morse Blvd., Ste. 150, Winter Park, 32789, phone: (407) 740-6600. McKinney concentrates on all aspects of construction law, with an emphasis on construction litigation. Marc Brandes, formerly the corporate counsel for Braman Management Association, has joined the automotive industry department of Pathman Lewis in Miami. David L. Cook, formerly with Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, has joined and become a stockholder with Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., in Ft. Myers. He has become the managing attorney for the firm’s new office in The Brooks Town Center in Bonita Springs. Cook is board certified in real estate law and represents developers, sellers and buyers in real estate transactions, financing, and development. Tina M. Mays has become associated with Farr, Farr, Emerich, Sifrit, Hackett & Carr, P.A., in Punta Gorda. She concentrates in estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, and real estate. Offices are located at 99 Nesbit St., Punta Gorda, 33950, phone: (941)639-1158. Victoria del Pino-Planas has moved her office to 5040 N.W. 7th St., Ste. 750, Miami, 33126, phone: (305) 447-0004, fax: (305) 541-1886. Her practice focuses primarily on matters of family law, criminal law, and personal injury law. Brian M. McKell, formerly of Douberley and Cicero, and Henry N. Porter, have joined Sachs Sax Klein in Boca Raton. McKell concentrates in community association law, professional liablity, and insurance coverage defense. Portner focuses on representing developers and landlords in commercial real estate matters.The Miami office of White & Case has hired eight new litigation associates: Douglas Swalina, Matthew Feeley, Kathy Brewer, Ann LaClair, Fernando Menendez, Yohai Baisburd, Pej Razavilar and Evelyn Baltodano- Sheehan and Faith E. Gay. Solomon B. Zoberman has been elected a shareholder of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs in Boca Raton. He is a member of the firm’s business law, entertainment and sports law, and intellectual property practice groups. Shawn A. Jiles and Lisa B. Lott have joined the 10th Circuit Public Defender’s Office. Jiles has joined the trial division, and Lott has joined the appellate division. Kenneth J. Metzger, formerly of Tilton & Metzger, P.A., has become a shareholder with Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tallahassee. He has joined the firm’s government, environmental, and land department. Jeffrey W. Gibson has joined Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen in Tampa. He focuses on insurance defense, products liability, and commercial litigation. Phone (813) 273-4200. Leslie Armstrong has become associated with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster Kantor & Reed in Orlando. She focuses in matters of real estate transactions, development and finance. June 1, 2004 On the Move June 1, 2004 On the Movelast_img read more

Is mobile banking the right choice for your credit union?

first_imgWith so many people tuned into their smartphones, it’s no wonder numerous banks have begun to go mobile. But is it worthwhile for credit unions to follow suit? Absolutely. Let’s discuss why.First, the facts. A 2015 study from Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that nearly two-thirds of American adults own a smartphone. As a matter of fact, 96% of millennials surveyed in 2014 said that their smartphone is “very important” – making it more important than deodorant (90 percent) and even their toothbrush (93 percent). That’s good news. Well, maybe not the fact that phones are more important than deodorant, but it does re-emphasize that people are using their mobile phones more than ever. What about for banking?A 2015 study by Bank of America found that nearly six in 10 (57 percent) of respondents had tried mobile banking apps, while more than half (51 percent) use either mobile or online as their primary method of banking. The study also found that less than one quarter (23 percent) of respondents and just under six percent of younger millennials complete the major majority of their banking transactions at a bank or credit union branch.Now we know that people rely on their smartphones, and that they’re open to mobile banking. But what kinds of things will they do with mobile banking? continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

After Orlando Attack, L.I. Muslims Feel They’re ‘Back To Square One’

first_imgEmbed from Getty Images Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The woman on the other end of the phone was rattled. “What are we going to do?” she asked, desperately. As a board member of the Islamic Center of Long Island in Westbury, Dr. Faroque Khan is no stranger to random phone calls from members of the community or journalists inquiring about the Muslim response to the latest attack. “She was shaken,” Khan told the Press, recalling the moment he learned that the gunman who slaughtered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando identified as Muslim. The caller was a former ICLI board member who moved to Florida and now belongs to a mosque in the Sunshine State. Put out a press release, Khan calmly advised. The ICLI would publish its own condemnation later that day.“As Muslims and people of faith we must remember that God has directed us to defend all people equally against bigotry, hate, violence and abuse,” the ICLI’s statement declared. “The preservation of life is one of the main principles prescribed by the Islamic Faith.” For a brief period before the massacre in Orlando, it seemed American Muslims had been given some reprieve. The death of Muhammad Ali, who very publicly espoused his religion, had inspired hundreds of people to spill into the streets of his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky in honor of his life, while millions more watched from afar. Newscasters paid homage to not just a transcendent boxer, but also a man with an unwavering set of beliefs—a Muslim, whose religion served as a moral touchstone for everything he did. In the ring, Ali had compiled 56 wins, with 37 victories coming by way of knockout. But to those who study the sport, it was Ali’s defensive ability that particularly stood out. With Ali gone, however, it’s as if Muslim Americans have had to take up the mantle as skilled defenders because they’re once again forced to respond to yet another heinous act committed in their faith’s name. For Dr. Isma Chaudhry, president of the Islamic Center of Long Island, the brief period of genuflection for Ali seemed to portend a turning point for her religion. Embed from Getty Images But in post-9/11 America, it’s U.S. Muslims who are continuously dodging blows or being propped up as punching bags for commentators on unforgiving cable news networks amid rising nationalistic fervor buoyed by Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant campaign. “The media was portraying all the positive things [Ali] had to say about community, about Islam—and very eloquently, very passionately, very sincerely,” Chaudhry told the Press, three days after the mass slaying in Orlando. “And Muslims were about to take a breather—and then ‘Boom!’ ‘Boom!’ Honestly, it’s like someone keeps smacking you on your head.” Indeed, multiple Muslim leaders speaking to the Press in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting appeared exasperated, offering a common refrain: that they had seemed to be making progress fighting off stereotypes, but now realize there’s much more work to be done.“We take two steps forwards…” Chaudhry said the day after the rampage in Florida. Khan, a board member at the ICLI, perhaps not surprisingly, uttered the same exact phrase. Dr. Hafiz Ur Rehman, a member of the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission, lamented: “You know, you’re back to square one.” The latest attack to thrust Muslim Americans back into the national spotlight was the most deadly since Sept. 11, 2001, and the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. The reaction from Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, was swift: patting himself on the back for, in his words, essentially predicting another attack perpetrated by a Muslim. He repeated his calls for a temporary ban on Muslims traveling to the United States (the shooter was born in New York) and proposed law enforcement spy on mosques. Trump chided President Barack Obama for refusing to use the phrase “radical Islam,” suggesting Obama’s noncompliance demonstrated weakness. Visibly irritated, Obama took aim at his detractors on Tuesday during a speech updating the administration’s efforts to “destroy” the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. “For a while now, the main contribution of some of my friends on the other side of the aisle have made in the fight against ISIL is to criticize this administration and me for not using the phrase ‘radical Islam,’ Obama told reporters. “That’s the key, they tell us—we can’t beat ISIL unless we call them ‘radical Islamists.’ “What exactly would using this label accomplish?” he continued. “What exactly would it change? Would it make ISIL less committed to trying to kill Americans? Would it bring in more allies? Is there a military strategy that is served by this? The answer is ‘none of the above.’ Calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away. This is a political distraction.” Obama isn’t the only president to refuse to dub terrorists who identify as Muslim “radical Islamist.” George W. Bush made it a priority not to conflate Islam with terror for the majority of his presidency. Six days after 9/11, Bush stood outside a mosque in Washington, D.C. and proclaimed, “Islam is peace.” Authorities found no evidence that the shooter, Omar Mateen, coordinated with any terror groups, officials have said. But there were reports of ISIS sympathizers celebrating the attack. Following days of continuous coverage of Islamic extremism, Chaudhry said Obama’s defense of law-abiding Muslim Americans was therapeutic. “He made us so proud as Americans because American politics was going in a very different direction, it was going in a direction that was pulling us down,” Chaudhry told the Press during an interfaith Iftar dinner Wednesday night, the evening meal in which Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. “It was going in a direction that was depressing,” she added. “It was going in a direction where we were becoming a world mockery. What he said brings hope, brings justice, brings an identity to be proud of as Americans and I can’t thank him enough for that, I can’t thank him enough as an American.” The Islamic Center of Long Island’s 13th annual interfaith Iftar had been scheduled prior to the vicious attack, but the tragedy weighed heavily on everyone’s mind. In attendance were members of all faiths: Jews, Christians, Muslims. Nassau County police officers mingled with religious leaders and the mayor of Westbury, Peter Cavallaro, a Republican, offered some brief remarks. “This is not a reaction,” Chaudhry said. “My personal view is reactions are too late. As a community we have to be proactive. We have to identify and understand each other’s concerns and that can only be accomplished when we sit together—when we sit together without an agenda. When we are not reacting to an event, that’s when we can all really come and get to know one another.” Rev. Hank Lay of Parkway Community Church in Hicksville said this was his 10th Iftar at the ICLI. Lay, who makes a habit of visiting the ICLI monthly, said even he put the weekend’s slaying into a “religious context, of a radical Muslim attacking a group of Americans.”“By Monday I recognized that it was radical religion attacking a sexual group that they think is abomination,” he told the Press. “And I found on the web, Christians praising the shooter for killing these people.”Lay said the YouTube videos have since been removed because they were considered hate speech, therefore the existence of the videos could not be independently verified. “[That] tells me the issue is not a religious issue in the sense of Islam, it was the radical fundamentalist side of many religions, including my own, Christianity, that finds sexual diversity contrary to their understanding to God and therefore has very little sympathy if they suffer because of it,” he said. Rabbi Andrew Gordon of Temple Sinai of Roslyn told those gathered that it’s up to all religions to be more proactive if they want to end hatred. “As we pray for God’s protection, we know that we cannot wait for God to act, we must act,” he said. “All of us: Christians, Muslims and Jews, gay and straight, black and white, young and old, all of us must join hands together. We cannot let politicians or television announcers demonize an entire religion.” Rahman, in a separate interview, was wistful when discussing his emotions during Muhammad Ali’s funeral, which he said put the faith in a good light. “In this particular case, the funeral of Muhammad Ali, I thought, was an excellent thing that showed…about Islam and it’s beauty, and then here comes the crazy man and knocks out 50 people,” he said. “You know, you’re back to square one and it’s horrible, it’s frustrating. It brings a bad name; it’s trying to hijack the good name of the religion.” (Featured photo: Interfaith dinner at the Islamic Center of Long Island in Westbury on June 15, 2016.)last_img read more

Trophy home sale price revealed: $7m for Clayfield masterpiece

first_imgThe house retains original period features such as leadlight windows and pressed metal ceilings.TOP 10 BRISBANE RESIDENTIAL SALES OF 20181. 110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne $11.128m2. 27 Sutherland Ave, Ascot $11m3. 33 Moray St, New Farm $11.3m4. 33 Maxwell St, New Farm $8.5m5. 150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield $7m 6. 30 Windermere Rd, Hamilton $5.95m7. 17 Ningana St, Fig Tree Pocket $5.1m8. Welwyn Cres, Coorparoo $5.025m9. 127 Laurel Ave, Chelmer $5m10. 32 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe $4.405m(Source: CoreLogic) One of the six bedrooms in the home at 150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield.Ray White New Farm agents Christine Rudolph and Matt Lancashire negotiated the sale of the property, which eclipses the previous record for Clayfield of $6.75 million, achieved in 2017 for a property at 108 Oriel Road.It is also the fifth highest residential sale in Brisbane this year according to CoreLogic records, with the biggest sale belonging to a property at 110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne. The home at 150 Adelaide Street East is on a huge 3300 sqm of land.Daughter Zilla Lyons told The Courier-Mail her parents bought the house in the late 1950s, attracted by its size.“They also needed space for their growing family (the first seven of their eight children were born in nine years) and accommodating all those children necessitated some practical modifications to the original layout,’’ she said. The entry to the home at 150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield.Other features include ornate plaster and pressed metal ceilings, timber walls and leadlight windows.There are two championship sized tennis courts and a swimming pool. This home at 150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield, has sold for $7m.A LANDMARK federation home has smashed the price record for one of Brisbane’s most exclusive suburbs and notched up one of the biggest residential sales of 2018.The magnificent property had been the home of the late Sir Edward and Lady Dorothy Williams and their eight children who grew up playing within its massive 3317 sqm grounds.center_img Clonlara at 150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield, has sold for $7m.But now the century-old home, named Clonlara, will begin a new chapter, after selling for the first time in six decades for the princely sum of $7 million.The Queenslander was home to the late Sir Edward and Lady Dorothy Williams for 60 years. The property comes with two championship-sized tennis courts.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoSir Edward Williams was a respected Queensland legal identity, a former Queenslander of the Year, Australian of the Year, Father of the Year, Chairman of the Commonwealth Games in 1982 and Commissioner General of Expo 88.Many of the six-bedroom home’s original period features have been preserved including the grand entry foyer which leads to formal dining and lounge rooms. The formal dining room inside the house at 150 Adelaide Street East.This included turning what was originally a billiard room into a “glamorous girls’ dormitory’’ and enclosing a back veranda to provide a large sunroom during winter.She said a little house near the tennis courts was built as a wonderful Christmas present for the girls, which they treated like a large dolls’ house. last_img read more

Coats: ISIL Actions Barbaric, Deserving Of Worldwide Outrage

first_imgJames FoleyINDIANAPOLIS – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement regarding the murder of James Foley, an American journalist killed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in Syria:“As the details of this tragedy unfold, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of James Foley. If the civilized world had yet to fully recognize the barbaric nature of ISIL, this incident should open the eyes of the entire international community. There must be worldwide outrage at ISIL’s actions and how innocent civilians are being attacked, tortured and murdered by this so-called caliphate.“ISIL’s actions are a gross perversion of the Islamic faith, and it is time for the millions of Muslims who believe and adhere to the Quran and value human life to respond. Political, religious and other leaders must speak up publicly in opposition to ISIL. They must take a stand and show that they will not tolerate this blatant distortion of their beliefs.“It also is time for the United States, Europe and other nations to recognize that the civilized world is dealing with nothing short of barbarism that cannot be resolved through inaction or diplomacy.last_img read more

Lady Cards Battle Lady Panthers

first_imgThe 5th Grade Lady Cardinals played their last home game of the season against St. Lawrence on Monday Night.  It was an intense game to the very last second, but the Cardinals fell short and lost with a score of 12-11, bringing the team to 3-6 on the season. Jaelyn Owens, Bridget Lohmueller, and Karsyn Watson continued with great on the ball defense. Watson also scored 2 points. Isabel Imel and Katelyn Rahe wowed the coaches with their aggressiveness on the floor fighting for the ball and Rahe nabbed a crucial loose ball at the end of the game. Meg Ritter took some great open shots and Cora Roth passed the ball well, finding the open person. Paige Watters had some awesome offensive rebounds that led to her scoring 4 points. Rachel Suttmann played an all around great game, she lead the team in scoring with 5 points and several steals. The Cardinals play their last game on Thursday at St. Nicholas. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Anne Suttmann.The 6th Grade Lady Cardinals lost Monday night to visiting St. Lawrence 12 to 6. Kenzie Maple has 4 points and Lucy Abplanalp 2. Emily Schebler , Maria Voegele and Ainsley Sipples led the defense. Thanks to Meg Ritter, Cora Roth and Karsyn Watson for playing up tonight. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Dan Abplanalp.last_img read more

Rachel Rebecca (Graham) Ross, 104

first_imgRachel Rebecca Graham Ross went to be with Jesus at the age of 104 on December 16, 2019, in Greensburg, Indiana. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She was a resident of Decatur County for nearly 70 years with 61 of those years in Greensburg. She was a lifelong member of the Moravian Church in Hope.Rachel was born November 29, 1915, in Hope to Clarence and Lela Schaefer Graham. Lela died five weeks after Rachel’s birth. Rachel was raised by her maternal grandparents. She had one older sister, Louise Graham Herron.She was a 1933 graduate of Hope High School. She lived through the Great Depression, losing her life savings she had put away for college. Her first job was working in a canning factory peeling tomatoes. She was a newspaper reporter for the Columbus paper going door to door around the square in Hope asking shopkeepers for news.When she was 26, she fell in love with Lewis Ross, whom she met in Hope. Lewis was drafted into the army before World War II. While he was stationed in New Jersey, ready to be deployed to Iceland, he asked his Captain for a 5-day pass to go back to Indiana to get married. Lewis and Rachel were married on April 21, 1942. The next day Lewis got back on the train to New Jersey to be deployed. During the war, Rachel worked on an assembly line making radios at Arvin’s in Columbus.Their son, William, was born in 1947. In 1950, they moved to rural Decatur County to farm. In 1958, they relocated to Greensburg. Rachel worked for 21 years at the Decatur County Hospital in Medical Records before retiring. Rachel was a former Sunday School Teacher and was very active in the Young Peoples Meetings. She was an election volunteer for many years. Rachel was a past Matron of the Lois Chapter of Eastern Star, Associate Member of Kappa Kappa Sigma Phi in Hope, member of Farm Bureau, and 4-H Leader.Rachel had fond memories of her grandchildren’s overnight stays and going to Christmas Eve services together every year. She always enjoyed the time spent together on Memorial Day and Ross Family gatherings every Thanksgiving. She enjoyed her many visits with family and friends.She loved life. She loved people. She always found something to be thankful for and was full of joy.She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years on February 10, 1994.Survivors include her son William (Bill); daughter-in-law Dianna; three grandchildren, Kelli, Angie (Gray), and John; her nephew Archie Bill (Herron); many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, three half brothers, and her grandson-in-law William Gray.Services will be conducted at the Moravian Church at 202 Main Street, Hope, Indiana 47246. The visitation will be from 2-4 on Sunday, December 22nd with the funeral service following at 4. Burial will be at the Moravian Church cemetery at 11 on Monday, December 23rd.Rachel desired that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Perpetual Fund of the Moravian Church and Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.last_img read more