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Students display an “X for X”

first_imgThe 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.last_img read more

Half of COVID patients in Irish study suffer ongoing fatigue

first_img‘Long COVID’ The study, which is being presented at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) later this month, suggested those affected are “worthy of further study and early intervention”. As the pandemic has scorched its way across the planet, most attention has been focused on the immediate impact, measured by hospital admissions and deaths.But it has become increasingly clear that the virus can reverberate long after a patient has “recovered”. Online support groups across the world have attracted thousands of members looking for help and advice about ongoing illness.In July, a study of recovered hospital patients in Italy found that 87 percent were still suffering at least one symptom 60 days after falling ill. Fatigue and breathing difficulties were the most common.Researchers from King’s College London, which is behind a large-scale symptom-tracking project, estimate that one in 10 people using the app still have symptoms after 30 days and some remain unwell for months.”We are increasingly seeing evidence of ‘long COVID’, and fatigue is one of the commonly reported side effects. This study highlights that fatigue was experienced in both hospitalized patients and in those with milder initial presentations,” said Michael Head, of the University of Southampton, commenting on the latest research. “The emerging extent of long COVID is why it is important to reduce community transmission, even among younger groups of people who are not immediately seriously ill.” More than half of patients and staff with COVID-19 monitored by an Irish hospital suffered persistent fatigue in the aftermath of the initial disease, according to a new study Friday highlighting the “significant burden” of lingering symptoms.It comes as patient groups and doctors call for more research into the medium- and long-term effects of the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which has sickened more than 30 million people across the world and killed at least 943,000.”Whilst the presenting features of SARS-CoV-2 infection have been well-characterized, the medium- and long-term consequences of infection remain unexplored,” said Liam Townsend, of St James’s Hospital and Trinity Translational Medicine Institute at Trinity College Dublin.  The study, which tracked 128 participants at St James’s Hospital, found that 52 percent reported persistent fatigue when they were assessed an average of 10 weeks after “clinical recovery” from infection, regardless of how serious their initial infection was.The preliminary study, which has not yet been peer reviewed, included 71 people who had been admitted to hospital and 57 employees of the hospital who had mild illness. The average age was 50 and all participants had tested positive for COVID-19.Researchers looked at a variety of potential factors, including the severity of the initial illness and pre-existing conditions, including depression.They found that it made no difference whether a patient had been hospitalized or not. However, they did find that women, despite making up just over half of the participants (54 percent), accounted for two-thirds of those with persistent fatigue (67 percent). Those with a previous history of anxiety or depression were also found to be more likely to have fatigue.The authors said the findings showed that more work was needed to assess the impact of COVID-19 on patients in the longer term. “Our findings demonstrate a significant burden of post-viral fatigue in individuals with previous SARS-CoV-2 infection after the acute phase of COVID-19 illness,” they concluded.  Topics :last_img read more

Ginger Curry Chicken with Lentils and Leeks.

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Recipe source: BHG.com Food & DiningLifestyle Ginger Curry Chicken with Lentils and Leeks. by: – May 25, 2011 Share Ginger Curry Chicken with Lentils & LeeksMake this delicious ginger curry chicken for a light, refreshing summer meal.The chicken is infused with curry powder, fresh ginger, oranges, and white wine, then topped off with some bok choy, leeks, and lentils.This Asian-inspired dish will have you coming back for seconds. Serve it up with some hot rice for a well-balanced, nutritional dish that the entire family will love.Nutrition facts: * Calories527 * Total Fat (g)26 * Saturated Fat (g)7, * Monounsaturated Fat (g)11, * Polyunsaturated Fat (g)6, * Cholesterol (mg)132, * Sodium (mg)409, * Carbohydrate (g)28, * Total Sugar (g)4, * Fiber (g)12, * Protein (g)45, * Vitamin C (DV%)41, * Calcium (DV%)9, * Iron (DV%)29, * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.Ingredients:3 lb. meaty chicken pieces2 Tbsp. curry powder1/2 tsp. sea salt or salt2 Tbsp. cooking oil1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger2 large leeks, halved lengthwise, rinsed, and sliced1 small orange, cut in wedges1 cup French lentils, rinsed and drained1 14-oz. can reduced-sodium chicken broth1 cup dry white wine (optional)1 to 2 heads baby bok choy, separated into individual leavesDirections:Skin chicken, if desired. Sprinkle chicken with 1 tablespoon curry powder and salt. Brown chicken pieces, half at a time if necessary, in 4-quart Dutch oven in hot oil over medium-high heat. Remove from pan. Add ginger, leeks, orange wedges, and remaining curry powder. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until leeks are tender.Stir in lentils, broth, and wine. Return chicken pieces to pan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, covered, for 55 to 60 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink (170 degrees F).Remove chicken; stir bok choy into lentil mixture. Use slotted spoon to serve. Makes 4 to 6 servings. 32 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Byron Scott: Showtime Lakers would beat Warriors in seven-game series

first_img“The one thing I think this team couldn’t do on a daily basis against us that they’re doing against everybody else is go small,” Scott said. “You got Magic, James and Kareem as post-up players that demanded double-teams. It would be a whole lot harder. Draymond is a great defender and I have a lot of respect for him. But guarding James Worthy or guarding Kareem? That wouldn’t happen. It would be very interesting.”Both the Showtime Lakers and Warriors play at a frenetic pace. Both excelled on defense. But Scott argued both teams had different identities. “They are volume shooters from 3. We weren’t,” Scott said. “We were definitely inside-out. But James Worthy and Kareem are two of the best post players who have ever played. Magic at 6-9 is unbelievable as well. It would be a very interesting series.”Playful barbsAt first, it sounded liked Kobe Bryant offered a compliment. But as he gushed about former Lakers teammate and Warriors interim coach Luke Walton, Bryant actually delivered a punchline. “I told him he was the next Phil (Jackson),” Bryant said, and the reason had nothing to do with Jackson’s 11 NBA championships. “He was an average player with a messed-up back.”Walton reported that “he got a good laugh” when he learned about Bryant’s comments.“Anytime we had a chance to make fun of anybody, we did,” Walton said. “Kobe was very creative with his jokes. I loved Kobe as a teammate.”Bryant then turned serious, arguing that “Phil saw a lot of himself in Luke.” Jackson stayed sidelined during the New York Knicks’ 1969-70 NBA championship season after injuring his back. Then, Knicks coach Red Holzman made Jackson a de-facto assistant coach. Walton also had back issues during the Lakers’ 2009-10 NBA championship season. So Jackson invited Walton to coaches’ meetings. Walton also charted plays on the sideline.“I was depressed,” Walton said. “Sitting with (Phil), Frank (Hamblen) and Brian Shaw and that whole staff lifted my spirits. I saw right there you still get that sense of camaraderie that you have as a player.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img OAKLAND >> The question caused Lakers coach Byron Scott to offer an incredulous look, suggesting there should not even be a debate. Would the Showtime Lakers beat the current Golden State Warriors?“In a seven-game series? Absolutely,” Scott said before the Lakers played Golden State on Tuesday at the Oracle. “I don’t know in how many (games). But in my mind and humble opinion, we would win a seven-game series against them.”The Showtime Lakers won five NBA championships headlined by a Hall of Fame guard (Magic Johnson), Hall of Fame center (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), Hall of Fame forward (James Worthy) and an elite defender (Michael Cooper). Jamaal Wilkes and Scott were along for part of the ride, too. The Warriors won the 2015 NBA championship with a sharp-shooting backcourt (Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson), a versatile forward (Draymond Green) and an elite defender (Andre Iguodala).last_img read more

Jamie Redknapp jumps to dad Harry’s defence as Roy Keane slams Spurs as weak

first_imgAnd Keane admitted that Spurs ‘have had some brilliant players’ after his fellow pundit took exception to his earlier comment.He added: “He’s (Mourinho) mentioned that he wants them to entertain and not change the DNA of Spurs. But he will do.”He’ll have to otherwise they’ll just continue what they’ve been doing for the last 10 or 15 years, being a really good cup team.”Mourinho will want more than that.”Keane also laid into West Ham for their performance this afternoon and slammed the Hammers as ‘a disgrace’.He said: “The biggest factor today I think were West Ham.”They were rubbish, absolute rubbish, an absolute disgrace.”It was an easy day for Tottenham, I know they made hard work of it in the last 15 or 20 minutes, typical Tottenham.”A lot of good players like to play when they’re 3-0 down, it’s a bit late then.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own club”So it was an easy day for Tottenham but good to see Jose back in there again.”I think he’s a good fit for them. But today was easy, it couldn’t have been easier.”Harry Kane, Heung Min Son and Lucas Moura all found the net for Mourinho’s side as they recorded their first away win in the Premier League since January. JAMIE REDKNAPP was forced to jump to his dad Harry’s defence after Roy Keane slated Tottenham.Spurs got off to a winning start under Jose Mourinho today as they beat West Ham 3-2 in his first game in charge.1 Harry Redknapp managed Spurs for four yearsCredit: PA:Empics SportBut Ireland legend Keane believes the Portuguese will have to change the DNA of the club he has just joined.And the former Manchester United captain said on Sky Sports: “They’ve had a weakness to them for about 20 years.”And immediately Redknapp stuck up for his father who managed the club from 2008 to 2012.He said: “I saw Luka Modric and Gareth Bale, Tottenham were a good side under my dad.””They were rubbish, absolute disgrace. It was an easy day for Tottenham.”Roy Keane says West Ham’s performance was the biggest factor in Tottenham winning their first game under Jose Mourinho.Match report and highlights: https://t.co/4y3eburKg0 pic.twitter.com/WmivCkVTql— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 23, 2019last_img read more

Park Hyatt Goa

first_imgSpeaking on the occasion, Nikhil Desai – Managing Director GTDC said, “Goa Tourism is pleased to introduce heli-tourism joyrides at Park Hyatt Arossim and we are optimistic that high-end tourists visiting Goa will find this as a very exciting option to witness the beauty of Goa from the skies.”Shobhit Sawhney, General Manager – Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa explained the significance: “For those with exquisite taste luxury is not so easily defined…its a collection of uncommon indulgences particular to each one of us – and this is the philosophy of curating unique experiences at Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa. The heli-tourism will be an enthralling experience for our discerning guests and we are looking forward to many more new beginnings with GTDC.”Being launched on property on Valentines Day, the enthusiasm and excitement was simply contagious at the resort and amongst guests who enjoyed the joyride launch. With the blessings of Father Conceicao of the Orlim Church, the joyride was launched – for those who desire the rare and exquisite experiences. (MORE) PRNewswire JSMlast_img read more