SMC hosts visiting artists in Moreau Art Galleries

first_imgBecki Jeren | The Observer Students from Saint Mary’s observe artwork displayed in the Moreau Art Galleries during last Wednesday’s exhibit.Wednesday evening, the Moreau Art Galleries at Saint Mary’s highlighted a new exhibit titled “Impermanence,” featuring works by artists Gwenessa Lam and Dana Heeyun Jang.Jang’s series of work, “Presence of Light,” uses photography to capture the physical sense of light that is normally unseen, the artistic statement in the gallery brochure said.Furthermore, the statement said, her work “captures sunlight coming through the historic Chicago Building which is situated on the zero point of Chicago. With long shutter speed and subtle choreographic gestures of the photographer, this series attempts to capture the subliminal essence of sunlight.”Lam’s works used oil paints to depict different angles of shadows.According to the event brochure, Lam explores “the intersection between the perception, memory and representation of place. Drawing from notions of the uncanny, [Lam’s] paintings depict darkened interiors and shadows removed from their everyday context. … In [Lam’s] artwork, furniture pieces and tableaux are distorted, rendering them amorphous or anthropomorphic.”Ian Weaver, assistant professor of art, said he was fascinated by both artists’ unconventional approach toward form.“I don’t typically see work that’s formless. And both of Lam’s and Jang’s works complement each other, depicting a nontraditional sense of the physical world,” Weaver said.Elise deSomer, a junior at Saint Mary’s majoring in art and English literature, said she appreciated the overall theme of the display.“I think that the overall theme ‘Impermanence’ really captures the feeling when words can’t really describe something—almost like sand slipping through your fingers,” deSomer said. “I really appreciate the minimalism of the artists’ visions and how well it works with the atmosphere of [the Moreau Art Galleries].”“The artists’ work is more modern, and it’s great to see a caliber like this. … It’s an opportunity to broaden the artwork here for the community,” she said.Weaver said he is very enthusiastic about this year’s show and hopes it will involve the South Bend community.“One of my goals is to expand in South Bend and to work with different school groups, libraries and churches — the civic community — in order to not just display our own works,” Weaver said.Weaver said he is excited about the current exhibit and bringing the community to Saint Mary’s to broaden the range of artwork.“I’m hoping to get more people here from both campuses and in the South Bend area. One of my goals is to expand in South Bend and to work with different school groups, libraries, and churches,” he said.Weaver invited teenagers from the area to display their artwork in a “pop up show”on Oct. 3 and 4, where the faculty will work with them to help produce their own work and then install their artwork in the gallery.“I want to expand the gallery to others to give [area teenagers] a chance,” Weaver said.The Moreau Art Galleries are open Monday through Friday, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The “Impermanence” exhibit will run until Oct. 2.Tags: Art Gallery, moreau art gallery, saint mary’slast_img read more

City of Miami honors its black legal pioneers

first_img May 1, 2001 Regular News City of Miami honors its black legal pioneers During Black History Month, the elected officials of the City of Miami recognized and honored the legal pioneers who served as municipal court judges in the black community during 1950-1964.Proclamations were issued to the judges and their families at a February commission meeting. The program was coordinated by the City Attorney’s Office.In 1950, the City of Miami established, as part of its municipal court system, a jurisdictional district that served the black community. The court was known as the “Negro Municipal Court” and it was located in the newly constructed “Negro Police Precinct.” On April 19, 1950, City of Miami Commissioner Robert L. Floyd nominated Lawson E. Thomas (deceased) to be a municipal judge. He was unanimously appointed by the city commission to preside over the new court, becoming the first black judge in the South since the Reconstruction era, and presided over the court throughout the 1950s and the 1960s. In the late 1950s, John D. Johnson was also appointed as a municipal judge over the “Negro Municipal Court,” becoming the second black judge to be appointed in the City of Miami. The court’s jurisdiction was abolished in 1964, and the cases were integrated with the other municipal courts in the city.Proclamations were presented to Judge Johnson and Eugenia Thomas, Judge Thomas’ widow. Also recognized were Judge Donald Wheeler Jones, the first black judge to preside over an integrated court in Florida; Judge Henry Arrington (deceased); and Judge Harold Braynon, the last black attorney to be appointed as a municipal judge for the City of Miami. Judge Jones is currently the dean of students at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville. Judge Braynon recently retired from his law practice.Presiding over the event was George F. Knox, former city attorney for Miami. City of Miami honors its black legal pioneerslast_img read more

5 college students share what they love (and hate) about their current bank

first_imgRecently, I spoke with several college students (and a couple recent graduates) about their current financial institution — what they liked, and what they didn’t. Here’s what they said:Chapel, 22, Fifth Third Bank: “My favorite thing is my bank’s great mobile app — it’s easy to check balances, and even easier to deposit checks virtually. I’ve never had an issue doing that in five years. But my original account there was for kids, and I got locked out of my savings once. I need to find a way to transition away from that, now that I’m an adult. ”Jaspreet, 19, BB&T: “I don’t do anything complicated and don’t really deal with too much of the financial aspect right now, but it’s always easy to manage in-person and online. They’ve messed up some transactions, though.”Tegan, 22, Wells Fargo: “I think the Wells Fargo mobile banking app is very useful and user-friendly! But… I don’t know, big banks are a little sus.” (Author’s note: “Sus” is slang for suspicious, sketchy or something to be skeptical of. ) Tyler, 21, PNC: “They don’t charge overdraft fees for students! But their mobile app is always down.”Catherine, 23, Chase: “They have a good credit card plan, user-friendly mobile apps and it’s easy to use anywhere in the country. My least favorite thing is that I don’t actually have a personal relationship with anyone there.”I also asked: What are some things that would make you consider switching banks? Here’s what they said they’d be looking for:Better ratesA smaller, more local institutionConvenience and accessibilitySecurity of their accountsSwitching to a not-for-profit institutionMobile banking, better rates, personal relationships — how are you winning over Gen Zers and millennials?We aren’t a research institute or some market intelligence company. We’re a group of college students from Duke University who believe in the credit union movement. In the past year, we surveyed over 500 college students. 76% of them didn’t even know what a credit union was – and we want to help.Together, we built Zogo: a gamified, reward-based financial literacy app that helps credit unions engage and attract Gen Z. Since then, our app has won multiple awards, including the 2019 NACUSO next big idea competition and the best of show at Finovate 2019. As Gen Zers ourselves, we know how to engage this demographic. 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bolun Li Bolun Li is a Junior at Duke University majoring in Economics. He is a serial entrepreneur and was awarded AACYF 30 under 30 in 2018 for his previous startup. Today, … Web: https://www.zogofinance.com Details Visit www.zogofinance.com to see how our solution fits your organization and to schedule a demo with one of our committed onboarding specialists.last_img read more

‘Extremely disturbing’: Jump in Jakarta funerals raises fears of unreported COVID-19 deaths

first_imgThe figures from Jakarta’s Department of Parks and Cemeteries do not identify the cause of death, but no other new epidemics have been reported in Jakarta over the period and nor were there any major natural disasters.Indonesia has almost doubled tests in the past week but has conducted only 7,621 tests in a country of more than 260 million people.As of Friday, the health ministry reported the total number of infections in Indonesia was 1,986. Deaths from COVID-19 were 181, the most in Asia apart from China.In an interview on Thursday, before Baswedan had made his comments, Achmad Yurianto, a senior health ministry official, defended the reporting and testing system.He said the central government based its data on lab results using the accurate polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method. He did not respond to requests for comment on the funeral figures.Hospital staff and undertakers in Jakarta have taken special precautions with the bodies of 438 people they suspect died from COVID-19 between March 6 and April 2, according to the governor’s office.The protocols mean undertakers disinfected and wrapped the bodies in plastic rather than fabric as Islamic customs requires. Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim majority country.Indonesia is combating the outbreak of novel coronavirus by introducing social distancing policies, but President Joko Widodo has opposed the harsh lockdown measures adopted in many countries including Indonesia’s neighbors.Widodo has said that he wants to protect the poor from economic dislocation and believes Indonesians lack the discipline to embrace tough quarantine measures.Baswedan, a political opponent of Widodo, has imposed tougher measures in Jakarta, where he has declared an emergency and schools and many shops and businesses are shut.But his call for a ban on bus travel from Jakarta to other parts of Indonesia in an effort to stop the spread of the virus has been rejected by the national government.Amid fears that an annual exodus to homes across the archipelagic nation for the Muslim Ramadan holiday would accelerate the outbreak, Indonesia announced on Thursday it would give cash to poor families to stay in Jakarta instead.However, the government rejected calls for an outright ban on “mudik”, as the holiday is known locally, because it did not want to introduce draconian measures.The novel coronavirus has already spread beyond Jakarta. It has been detected in 32 of the country’s 34 provinces and, as of this week, most cases are outside Jakarta, according to central government data.Topics : The number of funerals in Jakarta rose sharply in March, a development the governor of Indonesia’s capital city said suggested that deaths from the new coronavirus may be higher than officially reported.Nearly 4,400 burials occurred in March, 40 percent higher than any month since at least January, 2018, according to a Reuters review of statistics from the city’s Department of Parks and Cemeteries. The second-highest total during that period was March 2019, when nearly 3,100 people were buried.Reuters was able to obtain statistics going back to the start of 2018. The city has been at the epicenter of novel coronavirus infections in Indonesia, accounting for 971 cases and 90 deaths, according to central government data, or roughly half the country’s total for both.Jakarta’s governor, Anies Baswedan, and some public health experts suspect the number of infections and deaths in Jakarta has been significantly under-reported due to one of the world’s lowest rates of testing.“It is extremely disturbing,” Baswedan told Reuters on Friday, referring to the funeral statistics. “I’m struggling to find another reason than unreported COVID-19 deaths.”A senior health ministry official did not respond to phone calls and messages requesting comment on the funeral statistics. A spokesman for President Joko Widodo did not respond to requests for comment.last_img read more

Manchester United reject Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s concerns about Alexis Sanchez

first_img(Picture: Getty)Solskjaer has overseen a rapid upturn in results and performances since being appointed in December, helping Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba, Victor Lindelof and Marcus Rashford rediscover their best form.‘I can’t do anything about Alexis Sanchez,’ Solskjaer said.‘When he plays he needs to finds himself because we know there’s a quality player there.’United will not budge on Sanchez despite his wages causing issues with other players.David de Gea’s demands to be paid the same as Sanchez have so far been rejected by United and there could be similar issues when Pogba opens talks to renew his deal.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves United believe Sanchez’s issues are down to his injuries (Picture: Getty)However, United have told Solskjaer and candidates Sanchez will remain at the club and they expect the permanent manager to justify the money spent on the 30-year-old.Solskjaer has already told United he has concerns about Sanchez’s suitability for his side, but the club believe injuries are to blame for the poor form.Sanchez was nursing a hamstring issue when Solskjaer initially took over and is currently unavailable for selection due to a knee injury.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Comment Sanchez is set to stay at United (Picture: Getty)Manchester United will reportedly refuse to sell Alexis Sanchez despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and managerial candidates raising concerns about the Chilean.Solskjaer is expected to be named the permanent boss, but United have explored other options including Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.Sanchez joined from Arsenal in a costly transfer that saw United fork out huge agent and signing on fees, as well as commit to a massive salary for the Chilean. Coral BarryWednesday 27 Mar 2019 2:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link433Shares Solskjaer would be happy to offload Sanchez (Picture: Getty)But the financial investment has so far proven wasteful as Sanchez has failed to deliver on the pitch.ADVERTISEMENTDespite Solskjaer’s influence on the rest of the squad, the Norwegian has not been able to inspire a turn around in Sanchez’s form.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe concern surrounding Sanchez is so great, even potential candidates to succeed Jose Mourinho have asked about the forward, according to the Evening Standard. Manchester United reject Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s concerns about Alexis Sanchez Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Baseball Instant Replay

first_imgIf you are the Cincinnati Reds, you probably wish that MLB would go back to letting umpires make the final decision on all plays on the field without doing instant replay.  It seems that every time they ask for a replay they lose, even though all their TV replays seem to show that they were right in their reason for asking for the replay.  If you don’t know, a group of umpires in New York go over the plays based on camera shots that are sent to them from the ball park.  There are no questions allowed on their decision.  If you do question, you are ejected immediately from the game.This in itself might be fine if they had enough cameras in all baseball parks to show the angles of a play that are present in pro football and basketball; however, in baseball it is the local feeds that have the replay so you do not have the myriad of cameras that have been placed in the football and basketball arenas.  It seems to me that if they want to continue with these replays, the MLB must require some type of camera on all four bases.  Until they do, the umpire’s eyes may still provide the best view.  After all, baseball did survive for well over a hundred years with all of us having to live with the umpire’s call.last_img read more

Moyes – RVP is happy at United

first_imgDavid Moyes insists the whispers that suggest Robin van Persie is not happy at Manchester United are false. “It couldn’t be further from the truth.” After such a difficult period, the return of the back-to-back Golden Boot winner is eagerly awaited. The same can also be said of Rooney, who is a little ahead of his team-mate in their respective battle for fitness, having at least managed to return to the training field this week. Neither will be involved at Stamford Bridge, though, and given the Capital One Cup semi-final with Sunderland is looming on Wednesday, it could be the return to Old Trafford of new Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on January 28 when either man is ready to start. “Wayne has been away, as everybody is aware,” said Moyes. “He is looking quite good. He has done a lot of strengthening work around his groin but he won’t be available for the game on Sunday. “I don’t want to say he’ll be fit for whatever game and then find he’s not, but hopefully we can get him back as quickly as we can because he is an important player. “It will be a great boost for us all if we can get Robin back out on the grass because he is a player we’ve missed.” In their absence, Moyes will rely on the squad that triumphed over Swansea last weekend to end a run of three successive defeats for a game he knows could revitalise United’s campaign, which included a drab first encounter between the sides at Old Trafford in August. “That was a difficult game for both of us that probably came a bit too early in the season,” said Moyes. “We know this is going to be hard because Chelsea are very strong at home. As you would expect, they have made a strong start to the season. “We are a little bit disappointed at not being in closer contention with the teams at the top but we are hoping between now and the end of the season we can do that. “We want to hang in there and if we could win this game it would make people think we are not that far away.” Along with strike partner Wayne Rooney, Van Persie will again be missing when United head to Chelsea on Sunday. Not even a week’s warm-weather training in Egypt has helped Rooney overcome a groin injury, while Van Persie will be sidelined for a 10th game with the thigh problem he sustained in the Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk last month. Van Persie is due to return to training next week, though, which is welcome news for Moyes, as was the Dutchman’s decision to speak up for his manager on Thursday when he insisted Moyes should be given time to get the job right. Those words have helped dampen down talk that Van Persie does not get on with his boss, to the extent of gossip that he would not have signed for United had he known Sir Alex Ferguson was going to leave after a single season almost becoming accepted fact. Moyes has never understood why. “I keep saying it is untrue but for some reason people don’t want to write it or hear it,” he said. “But it is the fact. Most people know that I talk pretty straight. “If there was something wrong I would be the first one to come out and say it. “I have a really good relationship with Robin, as I do with all the players. “But when you are not winning, people look for reasons, and probably think I am not getting on with Robin. Press Associationlast_img read more

Jose Mourinho clashed with Roberto Martinez after Chelsea’s defeat to Everton

first_img It has been reported that Mourinho was frustrated at having to wait to conduct his post-match press conference because Martinez was speaking in the media room first. After finishing his press conference, Martinez left the room and was speaking to other reporters outside when Mourinho walked past on his way in. “Roberto next time tell me go before you because we have to travel,” Mourinho is reported to have said in several national newspapers. “We don’t control that Jose, I don’t control that,” Martinez replied. It is at this point that Mourinho is alleged to have sworn as he continued his way into the media room. Mourinho was accompanied by Chelsea’s head of communications and public affairs Steve Atkins. As Mourinho sat down to speak to press, there was a hint of frustration as Atkins first said a few words to reporters. He said: “Okay, if we could get going quickly that would be great. It is only going to be about five minutes long. “We had to wait for the home manager to go first and all the players are on the bus, so we are going to be quick.” Chelsea were beaten 3-1 by Everton, a result that left the Barclays Premier League champions with just four points from their first five games of the new season. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho swore in a clash with Everton boss Roberto Martinez following the champions’ loss at Goodison Park on Saturday, it has been claimed.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Carter-Williams bails out the Orange with another double-double as Syracuse escapes Detroit

first_img Published on December 18, 2012 at 2:56 am Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+ Brandon Triche was whistled for his fifth foul. He walked toward the Syracuse bench knowingly as Juwan Howard Jr. drained two free throws to close the Orange’s lead to 67-61 with 1:29 remaining.Trevor Cooney came on, but as the senior guard and captain left the floor, sophomore point guard Michael Carter-Williams stood atop the paint, motioning his teammates toward him with four fingers on each hand brushing toward his chest.Just then, SU was scoreless for four minutes and counting. The Orange had just watched a 19-point lead fall to six. Everything was slipping. The 900th-win celebration for head coach Jim Boeheim that the Carrier Dome P.A. announcer had already invited fans to stick around for was quickly approaching postponement. And every frenzied closing possession was going to start and end in the hands of first-year starter Carter-Williams.But the emerging sophomore told his older teammates just how they’d finish off Detroit.“Just let’s just keep our heads. We’re still winning, we shouldn’t panic,” Carter-Williams said he told his teammates. “They’re the ones that should be panicking, they’re losing, we’re winning. So we got to stay confident and play smart.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We” became he as Carter-Williams drained 5-of-6 free throws in the final 27 seconds, finishing what it seemed he and his veteran teammates previously would not.Boeheim said the point guard matchup with the Titans’ Ray McCallum Jr. was Carter-Williams’ first challenge of the season. And on a night when so much seemed familiar – SU beating an early-season nonconference opponent, making it harder than it needed to be, and Boeheim winning – it was Carter-Williams completing a first, meeting yet another challenge in the form of another matchup supposed to befuddle the young star.First it was a question of whether or not the inexperienced guard could run the point for a national title contender, then if he could matchup with smaller guards, then bigger ones. But McCallum was the first elite guard Carter-Williams ran into this year. The junior NBA prospect was offered scholarships from Arizona, Florida and UCLA out of high school, but turned down the top-notch programs to play for his father at Detroit.“Yeah I knew that, he chose to play with his dad,” Carter-Williams said. “Like I said he’s great player and it was nice to play against someone like that.”On defense, the Orange’s zone held McCallum to nine points. He averaged 19.4 per game this season going into the Carrier Dome, and Detroit’s offense appeared to lack zone-breaking plays. The Titans went to stacks and pick-and-rolls early, all of which SU hedged with relative ease.So SU’s half-court offense became the true battleground. From the outset McCallum appeared to have the speed to stay with the pacey Carter-Williams. But he didn’t.Less than five minutes into the game Carter-Williams beat McCallum off the dribble down the left-hand side of the paint and chucked a one-hand pass to Rakeem Christmas, who finished easily to put the Orange up 12-6.“McCallum really challenged him. He still made great plays and great decisions,” Boeheim said of Carter-Williams. “He probably made two or three turnovers where he got up in the air and didn’t have a place to go.”Detroit continually tried to force Carter-Williams into a corner, trapping him with McCallum and DU forward Nick Minnerath, but each time SU’s point guard powered through, dishing to an open teammate.And with 31 seconds left in the first half, Boeheim called a timeout before SU’s last possession of the period. Carter-Williams kept McCallum frozen at the top of the key, draining 20 seconds off the clock before dishing to Triche on the left. The senior guard dove into the paint and kicked it back out to Carter-Williams who drained a 3 from the left wing as the shot clock expired, awakening the Dome crowd and sending the Orange into the locker room up 40-21.Carter-Williams’s six-turnover outing tied his season-high, but he hit the 10-assist mark for the seventh time in 10 games, and tallied a double-double on the back of his late game-saving free throws.And when SU’s senior leader vacated the game, Carter-Williams seamlessly filled the void, beating McCallum and every other guard the Titans threw at him in their desperate full-court press. In those closing moments the sophomore was flawless until he clanked a free throw with 1.2 seconds remaining and SU up by just three.Another misstep and Boeheim’s party would potentially have to wait until at least overtime, perhaps another week.“It was actually one of the best, seeing him knocking down those free throws and making sure we played it out,” forward James Southerland said of his point guard.With the game in the balance, the sophomore’s thoughts were clear.“I missed one,” Carter-Williams said, “I still got one and I just moved on and made the next one.” Commentslast_img read more