Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDorSteffen/iStock(ROME) — Pope Francis set the world of football abuzz Sunday by unexpectedly throwing his weight behind the New Orleans Saints. Except, the octogenarian pontiff didn’t mean to support the NFL team but the newly canonized saints of the Catholic Church. “Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints,” he posted, using the team’s hashtag by mistake.“They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession,” he added.Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints. They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) October 13, 2019Twitter followers quipped the pope meant to say he invoked the Saints’ “interception.” But even if intended for different types of saints, New Orleans players and supporters took it as a good omen. And indeed, despite playing without star quarterback Drew Brees, the Saints had little trouble beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-6. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. October 14, 2019 /Sports News – National Pope Francis mistakenly tweets supports for New Orleans Saints Beau Lund
The impact one student made on the Notre Dame community was tangible Saturday, as thousands of people in the Notre Dame Stadium raised their arms in an “X” to honor his life and memory. Each time the marching band played the Celtic Chant during the first quarter of Notre Dame’s victory over Navy, cheerleaders led the student body in forming an “X” with their arms to honor Xavier Murphy, a fifth-year student and former resident of Zahm Hall who died Oct. 11 after a short battle with cancer. Corry Colonna, rector of Zahm and organizer of the Raise an X for X Campaign, said more people formed the “X” than he could have hoped for. The “X” not only continued throughout the game, but spread from the student section into the rest of the Stadium. “I just sort of looked up to the sky and thought, ‘He knows, he sees us,’” Colonna said. Colonna watched the game from around the 50-yard line with Murphy’s family. He said they were clearly touched by the showing of solidarity for their son and brother. Saturday would have been Murphy’s 23rd birthday. Senior Steve LaBrecque, a resident assistant in Zahm, said showing Murphy’s family just how much he meant to Notre Dame was one of the foremost goals of Raise an X for X. “The fact that his family was there, for them to be able to see the whole student body come together and realize that [Xavier] meant something to this community, and ND as a whole, for me that was the biggest takeaway,” he said. Senior Charlie Harig, Zahm Hall president, agreed. “The big thing for me afterwards was less about selling stuff, but more about [Murphy’s family] seeing ‘Wow, our son made an impact on a lot of people’s lives,’” he said. Senior Daniel Duffey, a resident assistant in Zahm, said “raising an X for X” during the game was the perfect way to remember Murphy, who was passionate about Notre Dame — and especially Notre Dame football. “It was a really fitting memorial for who Xave was — his love of Notre Dame football and Zahm,” Duffey said. Planning for the Raise an X for X Campaign began in September, when Murphy was first diagnosed with leukemia. The goal was that Murphy would see a number of people with their hands in the air for him while he watched the game from Riley Hospital in Indianapolis, where he was receiving treatment. After Murphy passed, Colonna said the Zahm and larger Notre Dame communities pulled together to bring the campaign to fruition. Colonna said the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore, Student Activities Office (SAO), cheerleaders and leprechaun and football administration all went to great lengths to help make Raise an X for X a reality. “I’m humbled and immensely grateful for everything everyone did for Xavier and his family,” Colonna said. “It was such a good cause but so many people were willing to help out. [That] speaks a lot to who Notre Dame is.” Duffey said it was great to have the support of the student body in “sending the message about who Xave was.” “We definitely got the word out there,” he said. “We know he was looking down, we were definitely proud to have done it for him.” In addition to last Saturday’s events, the Raise an X for X Campaign also involves T-shirt and bandana sales, a Basilica mass and a blood drive. Colonna said T-shirts and bandanas were almost entirely sold out by the end of Saturday, but a few can still be purchased online at Student Shop ND. Proceeds from the T-shirt sales and other regular donations will go to the Xavier Murphy Student Scholarship Fund through the Office of Development at Guerin Catholic High School, Colonna said. Proceeds from bandana sales will go toward Relay for Life. On Nov. 4 at 5:15 p.m., Zahm will host a mass in the Basilica to honor those currently battling cancer and those who have died from the disease. Zahm priest-in-residence Fr. Jim Gallagher will celebrate the mass. Zahm will also hold a blood drive Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the LaFortune Ballroom to benefit the Indiana Blood Center.
Jan 12, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – An H5N1 avian influenza virus recovered from a Turkish patient has a mutation that may enable the virus to spread more easily from birds to humans, though the finding’s significance for human health is not yet clear, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.Viruses recovered from the first two Turkish children to die of avian flu have been analyzed in London, the WHO said. A sample from one of the patients has a mutation at “the receptor-binding site,” a reference to hemagglutinin, a protein that enables flu viruses to attach to and enter host cells.”One of the mutations has been seen previously in viruses isolated from a small outbreak in Hong Kong in 2003 (two cases, one of which was fatal) and from the 2005 outbreak in Viet Nam,” the WHO said. “Research has indicated that the Hong Kong 2003 viruses bind preferentially to human cell receptors more so than to avian cell receptors. Researchers at the Mill Hill [London] laboratory anticipate that the Turkish virus will also have this characteristic.”What the finding may mean for human health will depend on clinical and epidemiological data now being gathered in Turkey, the agency said. It added that it has found no evidence of sustained person-to-person transmission of the virus in any country so far.In a Washington Post report today, the WHO’s Michael Perdue called the finding “a little concerning because the virus is still trying new things in its evolution.” Perdue is overseeing the WHO’s response to the Turkish outbreak from agency headquarters in Geneva, the story said.The WHO statement did not suggest whether the mutation could be a factor in the rapid increase in reported human cases in Turkey since the first two were revealed Jan 4. The number reached 18 today with the report that three more Turkish children have tested positive for an H5 avian flu virus, a finding that usually points to H5N1. The tests were done in a Turkish lab.The cases include two children, aged 4 and 6, in Sanliurfa province in southern Turkey and in Siirt province in the east, the WHO reported. Both had contact with sick birds. The other patient was a 12-year-old girl who died Jan 7 in eastern Turkey and was the sister of two teenagers who died of avian flu earlier.The WHO so far has officially recognized just four cases in Turkey on the basis of confirmation by outside labs.The analysis by the British lab showed that the viruses from the two Turkish children were very similar to H5N1 viruses recovered from birds in Turkey, the WHO said. The viruses were also closely related to viruses isolated from migratory birds that died at the Qinghai Lake nature reserve in China last spring.The WHO said the studies also indicate that the Turkish viruses are sensitive to both classes of antiviral drugs used against flu: oseltamivir (a neuraminidase inhibitor) and amantadine (an adamantane). H5N1 viruses are usually described as insensitive to adamantanes, though some strains have been susceptible.”WHO and collaborating experts will review the data on amantadine sensitivity. Oseltamivir remains the drug of first choice recommended by WHO,” the agency said.The agency said its pandemic alert level is still in phase 3: “human infections with a new virus subtype are occurring, but the vast majority of these infections are acquired directly from animals.”See also:Jan 12 WHO news releasehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_01_12/en/index.html
Loading… “I’m happy for him, as he deserves all of this, but Romelu must also thank the team for putting him in the conditions to express himself in the best form of his entire career.” Inter have certainly improved in recent months at the way they play it out from the back. “We do a lot of work on this in training. If you find a team that presses you high up the pitch, there are memorised positional situations that give players the chance to escape that pressing. It’s all about vertical passes and finding space. “I hear people call playing out from the back a counter-attack, but that’s not the case. You start deep and create the space left behind those defenders. “We did well to press Bayer and cause them huge problems playing the ball. At the same time, we did well to find the right solutions. Samir Handanovic is very good at seeing those options for the pass and finding the free man.” read also:Champions League: Suarez rates Barca vs Bayern contest 50-50 The coach was asked if he’ll be happier watching this game back for the performance or angrier at the number of wasted scoring opportunities? “I can’t be angry tonight, I can only congratulate these lads on all they’ve done in Serie A, throughout the season and now in the Europa League. We’ll show the team back some situations, both positive and ones we can improve, but the video lectures aren’t about finding blame, but rather showing how to improve next time.” Inter are already qualified for the Champions League, but winning the Europa League would bump them up from third to first seeds in the draw for the group stage. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Antonio Conte said Inter ‘want to go all the way’ in the Europa League after beating Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in the quarter-final. ‘We never let them play the ball comfortably.’ They will face either Shakhtar Donetsk or FC Basel in the semi-final on August 17, Inter’s first major semi-final since winning the Treble in 2010. Nicolò Barella and Romelu Lukaku had given them a 2-0 lead early doors, but Kai Havertz made it anxious until the end, even if the Nerazzurri wasted so many chances. They also had two penalties awarded only to be revoked via VAR, so the 2-1 scoreline does not reflect this performance. “We are very satisfied because it was a very good performance. We prepared it the right way, never let Leverkusen play the ball comfortably, we did what we worked on in training,” the coach told Sky Sport Italia. “As I always end up saying, we could’ve killed the game off earlier and relaxed a little. We didn’t allow many chances at all, but the fact is we had so many chances and should’ve scored more than two. “The lads showed how hungry they were, how determined to prove that what they’re doing is important. We’ve got an opportunity to play a Europa League semi-final, so can be pleased, but from tomorrow must begin preparing for the semi-final. “We want to achieve the maximum. We want to go all the way.” Lukaku can’t stop scoring, as he set a new all-time record by finding the net in nine consecutive Europa League games, while it was his 31st competitive goal of the season for Inter. “It’s difficult to talk about individuals when you have such a great team performance. Romelu is having an excellent season, supported by the team, who put everyone in a position to express themselves at their best on an individual level too. Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks
Jody Lee Swift 46, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Thursday March 12, 2020 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born December 26, 1973 in Lawrenceburg, IN, son of Sharon (Donley) Miller. Jody worked for Ponderosa, Kroger, and Argosy Casino. Jody has been sick since he was 16 years old. He was a fighter. He beat all of the odds that life threw at him. He would never give up and he had a good life. He graduated from South Dearborn High School in 1994. He loved to play baseball and was on the swim team in school. Jody was an old Rock and Roll music fan. (His favorites were Kiss & Ozzy Osbourne.) He enjoyed playing guitar. He loved spending time with his son, Donovan, all his family and friends.He will be deeply missed. by his, grandpa, Ernie (Late Jackie) Donley of Aurora, IN; mother, Sharon (Donley) Miller of Moores Hill, IN, Son, Donovan Swift of Springs, TX; Sister, Buffy Schnitzler of Moores Hill, IN; Brother, Edward Kinnett of Versailles, IN; Several aunts, uncles and cousins. He will never be forgotten.He was preceded in death by grandma, Jackie J. (Buffington) Donley, aunt Judy Connelton and nephew John Andrew Creech III.Friends will be received Monday, March 16, 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 11:00 pm with Pastor Kenny Hopper officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Dearborn County Mental Health Center or Donor’s Choice. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com