Howard Hall and Morrissey Hall will hold a bone marrow drive today in LaFortune’s Dooley Room with Be the Match Registry, an organization in charge of the national bone marrow registry. Event organizer Sarah Calahan said the drive promotes the dedication Notre Dame students have to service. “We do so much service here to help people and improve the world – this is just another powerful way for you to save a life,” Calahan said. “It’s a great cause to get involved with so come on by for a free bro tank, free food and to save a life.” Calahan said participants’ DNA samples are registered in the national registry after a sample is taken. “All you have to do is take a glorified Q-tip [and] swab your cheek. If you are matched to a patient, then you can choose to donate your marrow,” said Sarah, “It is serious if you are called [because] you could save a person’s life.” This year, the drive chose senior Bridget Dillon and sophomore Scott Dawson as its two spokespeople from the Notre Dame community. Dillon donated bone marrow last year to a pediatric patient. “I was sitting in my best friend’s dorm room when I received a call that I was a possible match for a nine-year old girl with aplastic anemia,” Dillon said. Calahan said though Dillon signed up for the registry during her sophomore year, she was chosen later because bone marrow matches are very rare. “Out of the 500 people that register every year, Bridget was the only one who was requested to donate her marrow,” said Sarah. Dawson said he was on the other side of the donation process. He said he had leukemia and got a bone marrow transplant during his sophomore year. “I underwent four rounds of chemotherapy and thankfully have been cancer-free since,” Scott said. “Although I don’t need a transplant at this time, leukemia patients like me rely on generosity of donors through the Be The Match Registry to beat this disease.” Calahan said technological improvements have made bone marrow transplants easier to perform than in the past. “Bone marrow transplants are not as medically serious now as they were. 75 percent of the bone marrow transplants are non-invasive [and] performed non-surgically,” she said. “Blood is drawn from one arm, it is filtered and then put back into the other arm.” Dillon said her transplant was surgically harvested. This exception was made since she was donating to a pediatric patient. “Bone marrow transplants that were done surgically from the hip bone used to happen within families because no one wanted to go through so much pain for a stranger,” she said. “But now it is relatively simpler and so it is easier to save lives.”
Grounded In addition to her Oscar-winning turn as Fantine in Les Miserables, Hathaway’s many additional screen credits include Interstellar, The Dark Knight Rises, Love & Other Drugs, Bride Wars, Rachel Getting Married, The Devil Wears Prada and The Princess Diaries. She has appeared on the Public Theater stage previously in their 2009 Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night and in Carnival with City Center Encores!. Related Shows Grounded explores the consequences of war and the struggle to find a balance with home life. Hathaway plays a fighter pilot reassigned to a remote-controlled drone. She endures 12-hour shifts hunting targets from her Air Force trailer, then goes home to her family in the suburbs for another 12 hours. The play previously ran in New York last year at Walkerspace in TriBeCa and starred Hannah Cabell. View Comments The rumors were true! Les Miz Oscar winner Anne Hathaway has been tapped to lead the Public Theater’s production of George Brant’s Grounded. Tony winner Julie Taymor will direct the one-woman show off-Broadway. Performances will begin on April 7 in the Anspacher Theater, where it is set to open officially on April 23 and run through May 17. Grounded will feature scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Will Pickens, projection design by Peter Nigrini and original music by Elliot Goldenthal. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 24, 2015
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In response, a Church of England spokesman told the newspaper: “While we recognize the leading role clergy and active members of the Church of England played in securing the abolition of slavery, it is a source of shame that others within the church actively perpetrated slavery and profited from it.”A Bank of England spokesman said: “As an institution, the Bank was never itself directly involved in the slave trade, but is aware of some inexcusable connections involving former governors and directors and apologizes for them.”The bank added it would remove any images on display of former executives who were involved with the slave trade.The global explosion of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, following the killing in the US of African-American George Floyd, has led to a reassessment in the UK of its central role in the slave trade. Recent demonstrations in the southwestern city of Bristol saw the toppling of a memorial to the slave trader Edward Colston.On Wednesday it was announced that Oxford University’s Oriel College had voted to take down a statue of colonialist Cecil Rhodes.There has also been a backlash against attacks on statues with some demonstrators protecting memorials in parts of the country.The UCL research is reportedly focusing on logging details of up to 47,000 people involved in the slave trade who received compensation totaling 20 million pounds — worth more than two billion pounds today — when slavery was abolished by the UK in 1833.Topics : Two of the UK’s biggest institutions — the Church of England and the Bank of England — apologized Thursday for their historic links to slavery with the church calling it “a source of shame”.The apologies, reported by the Telegraph newspaper, come after analysis of figures compiled by University College London (UCL) found that individual members of both institutions profited from slavery.The UCL research found that nearly 100 clergymen and six governors plus four directors of the bank benefitted from slavery, reported the Telegraph.
A US woman from New York state who killed her five-year-old son by poisoning him with salt has been jailed for 20 years.Overnight Judge Robert Neary said while Lacey Spears, 27, suffered from the mental illness known as Munchausen by proxy, she was guilty of a crime “unfathomable in its cruelty.”Spears, from Scottsville, Kentucky, was convicted of second degree murder last month in the death of her son Garnett-Paul Spears.During the trial the court heard how the woman had given her son lethal doses of salt through a feeding tube because she craved the attention it gave her.Judge Neary said the woman’s son had suffered “five years of torment and pain.”“One does not have to be a psychiatrist to realize you suffer from Munchausen by proxy,” Neary said as he resisted calls to give Spears a 25-year sentence sought by prosecutors.Munchausen by proxy is a disorder which in some cases sees a caregiver fabricate or induce physical or health problems for those in their care.District Attorney Janet DiFiore said Spears’ son had suffered “repeated hospitalizations, unneeded surgical procedures and ultimately poisoning with salt — all at the hands of the one person who should have been his ultimate protector: his mother.”“Using the child’s ‘illnesses” to self-aggrandize herself, her actions directly lead to her son’s tortured death,” DiFiore said.–AFPRelated Al Jazeera journalists jailed for 3 years in Egypt Bollywood Star Salman Khan jailed for 5 years Chibok girls’ kidnapper jailed for 15 years
Paris Saint-Germain manager, Thomas Tuchel, has declared Lionel Messi is “very welcome” to join the club should the Barcelona star decide to pursue a move away from Camp Nou. The Argentine legend has once again been linked with a possible Barca exit after seeing his side end the season without a trophy and lose 8-2 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals. Tuchel himself failed to guide his side past Bayern on Sunday as the Bundesliga giants claimed their sixth Champions League title with a 1-0 win over PSG. The Ligue 1 champions are one of few clubs in the world that could potentially afford a move for Messi and Tuchel conceded he certainly wouldn’t say no to having the 33-year-old to join his side. “He [Messi] is very welcome! We lost lots of players for this campaign only and we lose now Thiago Silva and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. We need to use the transfer window now to make the squad bigger,” Tuchel told BT Sport. “The campaign will be very demanding without any breaks. We need to build a strong, strong squad. “We decided not to talk about transfers in this period here. We will sit together in the next days. We have many things to do to keep the level of the squad.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Enigmatic Discoveries That Left Everyone BaffledYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetMost Appreciated First Ladies In The History Of AmericaThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World “What coach says no to Messi? I think Messi finishes his career in Barcelona. He is Mr. Barcelona.” Despite a few chances to strike against Bayern, PSG were unable to triumph in their first Champions League final and Tuchel called on his men to rebound quickly next season. “It is necessary if we want to keep the same level, we have to step up again. You have to go on. This level is necessary,” Tuchel said. “We showed again we can compete with the best teams in Europe with this mentality and attitude, in combination with our talent. read also:Messi furious as media exposes meeting with new Barca coach Koeman “We are a strong, strong side. We can be proud of that. We cannot worry too much because it is okay and we will go on.” While once again falling short on Europe’s biggest stage, PSG ended their season with a domestic treble and lost just three games in a shortened Ligue 1 campaign. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…
Ward had to be content with the runner-up spot. Tom Berry Jr. came from 17th to finish third, fourth was Kollin Hibdon and Ethan Braaksma hard-charged from starting 22nd to complete the top five. MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (July 10) – Joel Rust was the $1,000 IMCA Modified winner Friday at Marshalltown Speedway. By Joyce Eisele Unbeaten so far this season, Reynolds started last in 24-car Hobby Stock field and crossed in third place. Neither the apparent winner or runner-up passed post-race tech, however, giving Reynolds his fifth win in as many starts this season. When the race restarted, it was a close fought battle between the two until Rust, the defending Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational winner, took command at lap 15. From there on it was Rust out in front the rest of the way to the checkers and the win. Brayton Carter won going away in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature. Young Dallon Murty put on quite a show for the fans when he won the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event. Kaden Reynolds continues with his perfect season in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks but under strange circumstances. Ward continued his run at the front of the pack and stretched his lead. However, a caution at lap 10 tightened the field and by this time the 12th starting Rust had made his way into second. Tim Ward wasted no time in getting to the front from his second row starting position, sweeping to the lead by lap three after going topside. Racing continues Friday night, July 17 when the green flag drops at 7:30 p.m.
Fellaini’s midfield partner Michael Carrick is already ruled out for around two months with an ankle injury, leaving Ander Herrera, Tom Cleverley and Darren Fletcher as United’s only fit central midfielders. Fellaini has endured a disappointing career at Old Trafford since his £27.5million move from Everton on transfer deadline day last summer. He was booed by some United fans during the pre-season win over Valencia but also scored the winning goal. Fellaini appeared as a substitute in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League defeat to Swansea, replacing Herrera for the last 23 minutes of the match. Press Association Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller – one of the stars of his nation’s victorious World Cup campaign with five goals – appeared to hint at an offer from United in an interview with German newspaper Sport Bild. Asked if he knew of United’s interest, Muller said: “Of course – I was aware I could theoretically earn more with a transfer. “The sums that were standing by from foreign clubs were already astronomical. I can only say that a change was never really an issue anyway.” Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo claimed in Spanish media that his club pulled out of the running for Reus because they could not match a more lucrative offer that United had already had rejected. Despite the near-certain completion of a deal with Rojo, United appeared to suffer more frustration in the transfer market on Wednesday when Marouane Fellaini reportedly sustained an injury in training. United have not commented on the extent of the injury, but pictures in The Sun showed the 26-year-old on crutches with his left foot in a protective cast. Fellaini had been expected to tie up a loan move to Serie A club Napoli before the end of the transfer window and that move is clearly now in doubt. New United boss Louis Van Gaal has made it clear he does not see a future for Fellaini at Old Trafford despite mounting injury problems at the club. Marcos Rojo is set to complete his move to Manchester United, but the club have dismissed reports linking them to unsuccessful bids for Thomas Muller and Marco Reus. Argentinian defender Rojo arrived in Manchester by private jet on Wednesday to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical after United agreed a £16million fee with Sporting Lisbon. But United insist rumours of failed moves for the German pair are untrue, with a United spokesman telling Press Association Sport: “It is not true that we made offers for Muller or Reus at any stage.”
Hyderabad: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin has filed his nomination for the president’s post in the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) which will hold its elections on September 27. Azharuddin, whose nomination was rejected two years ago, submitted his papers to former Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Wednesday. “I want to take inputs from everybody and work for promoting cricket. I want to do something for districts also (towards growth of cricket),” Azharuddin told PTI.Vikram Man Singh, son of former cricket administrator P R Man Singh, has submitted his nomination for the vice-president’s post. Those who filed nominations, include Ajmal Asad (secretary), P Srinivas (joint secretary), G Srinivas (treasurer) and P Anuradha (councillor). The panel for the election will be announced after the withdrawal of nominations on September 23, sources said.Also Read |Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Mohammad Azharuddin may contest against Asaduddin Owaisi from HyderabadIt is understood that the election bid of Azharuddin, Vikram and others has the backing of former cricketers and administrators Arshad Ayub and Shivlal Yadav. Azharuddin’s nomination paper for HCA president’s post was rejected in 2017 by the returning officer on the grounds that he failed to produce proof of BCCI lifting the ban imposed on him for his alleged involvement in match-fixing.Also Read | Mohammad Azharuddin says Indian team’s real test will be in South AfricaElection officials had also said then that there was no clarity on whether Azharuddin was an eligible voter form the club he currently represents. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Also Thursday, Magic forward Aaron Gordon — who has already made a donation to help homeless children in Central Florida — announced a separate donation to help kids in his native Bay Area of California. Gordon announced he was donating to a group called My New Red Shoes, which provides well-fitted shoes and clean clothing to children in need.___Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors held a half-hour talk on Instagram to discuss all things related to the coronavirus with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.More than 50,000 viewers were logged in for much of the talk — among them, former President Barack Obama, a very big basketball fan.Curry asked Fauci when it might be time to start thinking about sports again. Fauci told Curry “when the country as a whole has turned that corner,” and the curve that shows how the virus is still spreading nationally starts coming down. The team says the size of the stadium and the event’s layout will ensure that social distancing guidelines are met. Those who participate must register online in advance.___The Colorado Avalanche say one of their players has recovered after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. The player was at home in isolation since the symptoms first appeared.The team says anyone who had known close contact with the player has been notified.In a statement, the organization adds it will “continue to work in conjunction with our medical staff and public health officials to do everything we can to help the Avalanche community remain safe and healthy during this time.” “I just wanted to drop in and say hello to all the fellow communications students there,” Manning said. “I realize this is a unique time and probably not the ideal way you guys expected to spend your senior year, but I just encourage you to keep a positive attitude, keep working like you’re doing and try to take advantage of a little bit of the extra time that you have to accomplish something else or help out somebody in need – a lot of people (are) hurting out there during this time – be thankful for what you have and just know the University of Tennessee is proud of you and is going to support you every way (it) can and Dr. Haas and his department is going to do the same thing.”The University of Tennessee tweeted out Manning’s video appearance. The video also showed some students saying, “Thank you, Mr. Manning,” after the retired quarterback finished speaking.___The NFL has released a public service announcement in conjunction with an announcement of a donation of more than $35 million in COVID-19 relief aid. The PSA is narrated by Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez. It features more than 50 current or former players and New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, who has tested positive for COVID-19. ___Arizona Cardinals All-Pro linebacker Chandler Jones is donating 150,000 meals to food banks in Arizona and his hometown of Endicott, New York, to help families dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.Jones said in a statement that “these are really tough times and it is important for me to do my part and help out both here in Arizona and back at home in New York. There are a lot of people in need and everything we can do as a community makes a difference.”Jones set a Cardinals franchise record with 19 sacks last season.___ March 26, 2020 The San Diego Padres planned to play “God Bless America” at empty Petco Park at 1:10 p.m. PT Thursday, which would have been the scheduled time for first pitch of their opening day game against the Colorado Rockies.With the season delayed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Padres planned to play the song “as a symbol of solidarity with our resilient country and all of you during this time of crisis,” the team said in a social media posting.The Padres also said they would partner with Phil’s BBQ, a local chain with a concession stand at Petco Park, to provide lunch for UCSD Healthcare and San Diego Blood Bank employees and volunteers.Some Padres players have been using Petco Park for workouts since Monday. They are limited to small groups and must follow social distancing guidelines.___ The NCAA will distribute $225 million to its Division I members in June’.That total is $375 million less than had been budgeted this year because the coronavirus outbreak forced the cancellation of the men’s basketball tournament. The NCAA says $50 million of the payout will come from its reserve fund. A $270 million event cancellation insurance policy will be used to pay off a line credit that will cover the remaining distribution.___The Green Bay Packers have extended the closure of Lambeau Field through at least April 24 to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus after Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued a “safer at home” order through that date. The reductions affect the roughly 100 highest-earning executives, as the NBA joins the NHL and NASCAR in cutting salaries while competitions are on hold because of the coronavirus.The cuts are effective immediately and affect NBA employees both inside the league headquarters in New York and in global offices, the person told The Associated Press. The person was granted anonymity because the reductions were not announced publicly.Health benefits remain unaffected and there are no changes for the rest of the organization, including support and administrative staff.The NBA suspended its season on March 11 when Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz became the first player to test positive. The league is still discussing scenarios for resuming play once allowed.—AP Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney reported. All 32 franchises are represented in the video. Each player used his phone to film messages, asking viewers to stay home to help limit the spread of the new coronavirus across the country. They provide examples of what they’re doing at home, from gardening to staging impromptu dance contests.___D.J. Augustin became the latest Orlando Magic player to try to help those affected by the coronavirus, donating to an effort to get food to health-care workers on the front line fighting the pandemic.Augustin donated to Krewe of Red Beans in his hometown of New Orleans. The organization brings food from restaurants in the city to those health care professionals.Augustin’s family was forced from their home while he was in high school due to Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged New Orleans. “This is a new day, and I think it’s going to have to be almost entirely dictated by the circumstances, once those circumstances are known,” Bowlsby said Thursday. “We have a lot of kids that are home right now and they’re not getting regular workouts like they would get in school.”While way too early to project how things will play out into the scheduled start of football season, Bowlsby said: “It’s hard to imagine looking up into a grandstand and seeing people sitting six feet apart,” or having no fans at all there.___The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals are helping organize a blood drive on March 31 at State Farm Stadium because of a local shortage.The team — which is partnering with Dignity Health and Cigna — says nearly 200 Arizona blood drives have been canceled since March 19 because of the coronavirus pandemic and that local supply has reached “critically low levels.” He said “it was a normal virus for me. I had three or four days which were a little bit difficult, with a bit of a temperature and a dry cough, and some discomfort in my chest.”Arteta became the first Premier League figure to test positive for the coronavirus on March 12. The league was then suspended the next day.The Spaniard said his wife and nanny also contracted COVID-19, but his three children did not.He said ”we are all completely fine now.”___ Handshakes, medical officials have said, are one of the ways the virus can be spread from person to person. So even when the NBA returns, James believes that some tenets of social distancing will remain in place on the court.“No more high-fivin’ after this corona (stuff). Nope,” James said. “Wait until y’all see me and my teammates’ handshakes after this (stuff).”___Five-time NFL MVP and former University of Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning dropped in on one of his alma mater’s online classes to boost the spirits of students having to finish their coursework virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic.Tennessee communications professor John Haas was conducting an online class when Manning’s face suddenly appeared on the screen. Associated Press The Indianapolis 500 scheduled for May 24 has been postponed until August because of the coronavirus pandemic and won’t run on Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 1946. The race will instead be held Aug. 23. It was an inevitable decision but still had to be difficult for Roger Penske, who completed his purchase of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar in January and has already pumped millions into capital improvements to ready the historic venue for its first 500 under new ownership. IndyCar was supposed to resume racing May 9 on the road course at Indianapolis. That race will now be run on July 4, a day before NASCAR races at The Brickyard. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Top NBA executives are having their base salaries reduced by 20% for the foreseeable future, a person with knowledge of the details said. ___LeBron James has different handshake rituals with all his teammates. It’s common for him to remember them and keep using them for years, even when those teammates become opponents later after they go through trades or free agency.Those days, he says, are gone now.The Los Angeles Lakers star appeared on the latest “Road Trippin’” podcast with former teammates Richard Jefferson, Channing Frye and Lakers broadcaster Allie Clifton and insisted his handshake days are over, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.“I ain’t high-fivin’ nobody for the rest of my life after this,” James said. Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he and his wife, Brittany, will donate $5 million to help Louisiana businesses and communities contend with challenges brought on by the rapid transmission of the coronavirus in the state.Brees, who posted his pledge on a social media account on Thursday, says the money will help several restaurants in which he has an ownership stake as well as a major hospital chain and charities like Second Harvest Food Bank to deliver about 10,000 meals per day to people in need.Brees says he hopes to fund the program “for as long as it takes to children on meal programs, seniors, and families in need,” adding, “Let’s all do our part, maintain hope, and get through this together.”The quarterback and his wife run the Brees Dream foundation, which has spent tens of millions helping to fund charitable endeavors in New Orleans and surrounding areas along the Gulf Coast. Most of those efforts have focused on improving learning and recreational opportunities for children as well as health and wellness for children and seniors.___ The Latest: AP source: Salary reductions for top NBA execs That, Fauci said, is when “we can start thinking about getting back to some degree of normality.”Obama added his thoughts by posting in the comment section during the talk, saying “Listen to the science. Do your part and take care of each other. Thank you, Steph and Dr. Fauci.”___Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says it is unlikely that there will be any more spring football practices, and that considerations will be made for what teams will be able to do after the coronavirus pandemic, whether that comes in May, June or even later. Among the possibilities could be minicamps or maybe non-mandatory captains’ practices. Packers officials said the closure would continue until that order expires or until a superseding order is issued.This closure also applies to the Packers’ pro shop and the Packers Hall of Fame as well as any team-run public activities in Titletown, a complex of shops and restaurants near the stadium.Packers officials said Lambeau Field and Titletown will only have essential personnel in place for non-public operations of the facilities. Most of the other Packers personnel will continue to work remotely as duties permit.The Packers had announced March 13 they were closing their businesses to the public for two weeks. This move continues those closures.___ The Chicago White Sox and Bulls have teamed up to commit $200,000 to support the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund.The fund launched by the Chicago Community Trust along with the city and United Way supports nonprofit organizations and agencies providing services to the most vulnerable during the pandemic. That includes food and basic supplies and cash transfers as well as help with rent, mortgage and utilities.___Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he has fully recovered from the coronavirus, two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19.Arteta, who turned 38 on Thursday, told the Arsenal website that he is ”completely fine” and that he only felt ill for a few days. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6