Updated April 3 at 10:32 p.m.Third-year law student Mosupatsela Karabo Vika Moleah, 26, died Thursday night in Philadelphia, according to an email sent to students Friday afternoon from Vice President of Student Affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding.Moleah had been studying in the law school’s Washington, D.C., program this semester but previously lived in the Fischer O’Hara Grace student community, according to the email.“We realize that many of you may have been impacted by Kar’s death,” she said. “The University Counseling Center (574-631-7336) and Campus Ministry (574-631-8011) are both available to offer their support to you and other members of our community. Please know that you can contact these offices even if you are away from campus. A campus memorial mass will be announced and held soon, with details shared as they become available.”A memorial service for Moleah will take place in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Tuesday, April 5.Tags: Kar Moleah, Student death
By Morgan RoanUniversity of GeorgiaThe economy is improving, and so is the outlook for your food dollars. The food price index is expected to be about the same as the 3 percent increase shoppers paid in 2003, said John McKissick, an agricultural economist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The price people pay for food is made up of more than farm prices. It also includes the costs of labor, transportation, processing, marketing and packaging.If energy and fuel prices go up, so does the inflation rate. And the price of food is largely determined by what’s happening in the economy. The experts figure food prices will run slightly behind the overall rate of inflation in 2004.Meat products”Beef prices are expected to decrease slightly, due in part to the discovery of a single case of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or ‘mad cow disease’) in a Washington dairy herd and the subsequent temporary loss of some export markets,” McKissick said. “Even poultry prices may decrease slightly, due to a similar event.”CarbohydratesAnother food trend that affected last year’s markets will have an impact this year: the increased demand for low-carbohydrate foods. The Atkins diet has spread through the nation. There’s a high demand for low-carbohydrate foods, McKissick said.Since the demand for high-carbohydrate foods such as pasta and breads is softer, the prices for these foods may drop slightly.”Orange juice and fruit sales were negatively impacted in 2003 because they contain a significant amount of carbohydrates and sugars,” he said. The amount of carbohydrates a food contains is a major concern for many dieters and will have an impact on the food index for these products.”Meat and egg prices went up last year,” McKissick said, “partially because of the demand from consumers forhigh-protein foods instead of foods containing carbs.”Milk, fruits & vegetablesAn increase in milk production will limit milk price increases. But it’s “always difficult to predict the food price for fruits and vegetables,” McKissick said, “because these crops are determined by the weather patterns throughout the year.”Fish & seafoodPrices of domestic fish products are low. Catfish and shrimp are the most-eaten seafoods. “These products suffered last year,” McKissick said, “and will continue to suffer this year, from the producer’s standpoint, because of competition abroad.”SugarSugar prices remain low and will likely stay that way.”Corn has taken over a lot of the sugar market,” he said. “There won’t be much change in prices.”Eating outThe portion of the money you spend on food is often determined by where you eat it. Families now consume more food eating out than eating at home. “Well over 50 percent is consumed outside of the home,” McKissick said. “This has been a 20-year trend that will surely continue.”(Morgan Roan is a student writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury boosted its efforts to cut off financing for Mexico’s notorious Sinaloa drug cartel, adding on March 6 kingpin Ismael Zambada García’s brother to its official sanctions list. Jesús Reynaldo Zambada controlled a drug trafficking route via Mexico City’s international airport “on behalf of his brother,” one of the two top figures in the violent Sinaloa group, the Treasury said. Jesús Reynaldo Zambada was arrested in 2008 in Mexico and is awaiting extradition to the United States. The sanctions, established under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, freeze any assets of Zambada held by U.S. entities and make it illegal for any U.S. entity or citizen to conduct financial or commercial transactions with him. The Treasury also placed such sanctions on two companies in Mexico linked to the Zambadas, an agricultural business and a clothing retailer, both located in Culiacán, capital of the state of Sinaloa. The Treasury “continues to target Ismael Zambada García and his drug trafficking and money laundering network to cripple their influence and deny them access to the U.S. financial system,” said Adam Szubin, head of the Office of Foreign Assets Control. [AFP, 06/03/2012; Treasury.gov, 06/03/2012] By Dialogo March 07, 2012
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 43-year-old man has been accused of exposing himself to two girls, ages 5 and 7, and then forcing the 5-year-old victim to touch him in a Glen Cove supermarket, authorities said.Nassau County police arrested Edward Ramirez on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.Police said the Glen Cove man, who was a stock clerk at the Stop & Shop on Forest Avenue where the incident occurred, when he allegedly flashed the 7-year-old victim while looking directly at her at 7 p.m. Monday.The girl then ran to her mother, who was in an adjacent aisle, to tell her what happened. Ramirez then allegedly exposed himself to the 5-year-old girl and forced her to touch him before she too then ran to find her mother, police said.A joint investigation by Nassau and Glen Cove city police resulted in the arrest Ramirez a day later.He will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.Special Victims Squad detectives ask anyone who feels that their child may have been a victim of Ramirez to call them at 516-573-4022 or the Glen Cove Police Department at 516-676-1000.
– Advertisement – Phillips mingled with artists like the Ramones and Iggy Pop and styled musicians in garments that suited their sensibilities and colored their rock personas. She designed the pink dress that the singer Debbie Harry wore on the cover of Blondie’s “Plastic Letters” (1978) and dressed James Chance and the Contortions in 1950s-era suits and ties that helped define the aesthetic of no wave, a nihilistic subgenre of punk rock.- Advertisement – At the time, no wave offered few fashion templates. Acting as a kind of creative director, Phillips sought to create a loud aesthetic that complemented the group’s sound. She dressed Chance in sharkskin suits and styled his hair into a pompadour — a retro-inspired look that reflected the band’s own fusion music.She acted as a promoter for the band, generating the buzz that helped take James Chance and the Contortions from an opening act to a headlining band. “She had a lot of credibility with the other people on the scene who might have been dubious about me,” Chance said in a phone interview, adding, “She didn’t want me to stay an underground thing that only a few SoHo artists like.”Chance and Phillips were preparing to record a demo for a sci-fi disco album she conceptualized when she learned she had cancer.Her death two years later was noted in a brief obituary in Rolling Stone.Through the people who know her work, Phillips’s ideas have endured. Harry wore another of her designs on the cover of her solo single “Rush Rush” (1983). Some years after that, Phillips’s blue lace-up dress was one of the inspirations for an Anna Sui collection. To this day Phillips is regarded by her contemporaries as one of the designers who defined punk fashion, along with Vivienne Westwood.Her story is being made into a documentary, a film that will star a young woman who helped give a cultural movement its pulse. New York at the time was on the brink of bankruptcy, overwhelmed with neglect and crime. But rent was cheap and amid the decay, designers, artists, musicians and filmmakers formed collaborations, making art and meeting up at rock venues. Phillips’s plans were always bigger than the punk scene. She talked with Reed about wanting to translate her designs into her own fashion label, but expressed concerns that conventional avenues to fame might be challenging for her, particularly as an Asian immigrant. Before she could realize her ambitions, Phillips died of cancer on June 19, 1981. She was 26.“She was always up to something, designing clothes, drawing sketches,” said James Chance in an interview with the website Vacant. “I really think if she was still alive, she would have become a designer. Many other people have been using her ideas.” Harry, who befriended Phillips through the scene, asked her to design her dress for the cover photo of “Plastic Letters.”“You know, there’s people that you meet and you understand them and they understand you sort of instantly,” said Harry in a phone interview. “We shared a similar kind of sense of humor.”Phillips was also an artist, photographer and actress in underground films. She interviewed Paul Simonon, bassist of The Clash, and contributed photos for Punk magazine. And she appeared in the fumetti-style illustrated photo comic “The Legend of Nick Detroit” among an ensemble cast of New York punks. Later she co-founded (with the publicist Steve Mass and the artist Diego Cortez) the Mudd Club in Tribeca, a mash-up nightclub and venue where artists and scenesters gathered for a taste of the avant-garde.By the late 1970s, she began managing James Chance and the Contortions, which played a blend of punk, funk and jazz. Before long she and Chance began dating. Phillips is believed to have been born in Taipei in February 1955. Her mother, Bi Li-na, grew up in Beijing and left for Taiwan around the time of the Chinese Communist Revolution; her father was a soldier in Chiang Kai-shek’s army. They separated when Anya was a child. Later, her mother married Wade Phillips, an American Army colonel, with whom she had a son, Kris, who became known as Fei Xiang, one of China’s biggest pop stars in the 1980s.As a teenager at Taipei American School, Phillips spent hours sketching clothing designs and showing them off to Reed, her high school classmate (then Sylvia Morales). Although Phillips could not sew, she had her garments handmade by local tailors, which likely sharpened her own instincts in detailing, cut and fit. “Arriving there and finding this incredible creativity happening in this kind of grimy downtown scene — she instantly got it,” said Sylvia Reed, a close friend and the former wife and manager of the Velvet Underground’s Lou Reed, in a phone interview. – Advertisement – Phillips moved to Manhattan in 1974 after graduating high school, and Reed soon joined her.She aspired to make a name for herself as a fashion designer in New York City, with Reed as a sort of sidekick. “She had this picture in her mind of how she wanted her life to be and I was to fulfill this role for her as her confidante, best friend, and trusted companion,” Reed told NBC in 2016.By then, Phillips had already realized that the traditional path was not for her. She was awarded a full scholarship to Parsons School of Design but dropped out days into her studies, finding she lacked the discipline for structured coursework.Instead, she rooted herself in the punk scene — merging the underground culture with the mainstream fashion she’d grown up admiring — and quickly became as known for her cutout, form-fitting dresses as she was for her eclectic style.“She had a very clear idea of becoming an influential trendsetter in New York,” Reed said, “and she was that.” This article is part of Overlooked, a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times.In the 1970s, Anya Phillips left Taiwan to forge a fashion career in New York City, showing up in a burgeoning downtown punk scene in what would become her signature dress, an eye-catching piece made of electric blue spandex that laced up the front. When she paired it with stilettos and a full-length fur coat, she exuded a slinky glamour that would make her the “It girl” of Lower Manhattan’s night clubs.- Advertisement –
The administration in Bekasi, West Java, has delayed its plan to conduct rapid testing for COVID-19, which was set to be held on Tuesday, as the test kits have yet to arriveInitially, the Bekasi administration was to conduct the rapid testing at the Patriot Candrabaga Stadium in South Bekasi on Tuesday.”We’re still waiting for the test kits and the testing methods,” Deputy Bekasi Mayor Tri Adhianto said in a video post on his Instagram account, @mastriadhianto, on Monday. “We continuously evaluate the mechanism for conducting the tests effectively, and to avoid the possibility of having a mass gathering,” he added. The planned rapid test was expected to involve blood tests. West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said on Sunday that his administration had decided to go first with Bekasi because of the high number of confirmed cases there.Read also: Want to take a rapid test in West Java? Know which category you belong toBoth the central government and regional governments have instructed the public to stay away from mass gathering to avoid possible contraction of the virus.The Bekasi administration, therefore, is trying to find the best way to perform the massive rapid testing without exposing its residents to COVID-19.The deputy mayor advised residents to register themselves for the rapid testing at the Bekasi Health Agency.”Do not come [to the stadium on Tuesday]. For those interested [in taking the test], please register at the health agency,” said Adhianto. “Stay healthy, exercise and pray.” (dfr)Topics : After Jakarta was named the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia, Bekasi, a satellite city of the capital, had stepped up its efforts to detect the spread of the disease by holding mass rapid testing for its residents.Indonesia on Tuesday confirmed 107 new coronavirus cases, the biggest daily increase to date, bringing the total number of cases to 686. Seven more people died bringing the total number of deaths to 55.West Java, the second-hardest hit province across the country, recorded 59 confirmed cases with nine deaths as of Monday, with 16 confirmed cases in Bekasi.
Stuff co.nz 19 November 2015If you’ve been married for an extremely long time you could be in for a prize for your perseverance.A competition to find the longest married couple in New Zealand has been launched by conservative lobby group Family First.The nominations opened on Thursday, with the award to be announced on Valentine’s Day next year.Family First director Bob McCoskrie said it was a way to find out how long some couples have been married and to honour them for having done “the hard yards”.McCoskrie said he expected there would be many couples out there who didn’t realise how impressive their long marriages were. Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.He said one example in New Zealand was Christchurch couple Bert and Pat Archbold who were married 79 years before Bert passed away in 2013.A couple in Yorkshire, UK, are believed to have the world’s longest marriage and are due to celebrate their 90th wedding anniversary in December.McCoskrie said the idea for the New Zealand competition came from similar campaigns in America and Canada, run by the Worldwide Marriage Encounter.He said winners would receive a family photograph and possibly a weekend getaway – depending on how mobile they were.The winners can only be eligible from those nominated – and forms must have the couple’s names, wedding date, where they currently reside and contact details.Entries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Family First NZ, P.O.Box 276-133, Manukau City 2241 before January 15, 2016.http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/love-sex/74224113/who-is-new-zealands-longest-married-couple
When I am writing this article, the Purdue Men’s Basketball Team was down to 5 scholarship players. The latest player to defect is Ronnie Johnson. He was just a sophomore and one of the leading scorers on this years’ team. He could actually make free throws!Since the beginning of last year, Matt Painter has appeared to have lost control of the program at Purdue. He stills seems to do a good job once the team makes it on the floor, but off the floor activities tell an entirely different story. He cannot recruit the home state players that are making huge waves at other colleges, and the athletes he does recruit either leave, get hurt, and simply can’t play.When no one in the state of Indiana makes the NCAA Tournament, the whole system in a basketball-rich state seems to have gone awry. Michigan and Michigan State are filled with Indiana All-Star players. Duke University is living off of the Indiana talent.University presidents and athletic directors in the state of Indiana need to take a hard look at who is in charge of their men’s basketball programs. Something is wrong when Indiana players start looking elsewhere without even considering one of our state universities.
By Bob ConeyJEFFERSON, S.D. (June 28) – Sunday’s Total Motors IMCA Modified feature at Raceway Park was led flag to flag by Jason Schneiders.Schneiders’ mid-season championship night win came over point leader Ricky Stephan and defending champion Chris Abelson.Defending champion Jason Ward picked up his first win of the season in the Casey’s General Stores IMCA Stock Cars. Ward had the inside line under his control and led Todd Gereau and Chris Mills to the checkers. The win also put Ward atop the point standings for the first time this season.The Skyline Casino IMCA Northern SportMods were dominated at the front by Karl Brewer, who led new point leader Todd Boulware and Rusty Montagne across the line.The MOPAR IMCA Hobby Stock feature saw 24 cars start the feature with three- and four-wide action throughout the race. Coming out on top was Aaron Shearn, followed by David Miller and Tony Fetterman.In the KISS 107 FM IMCA Sport Compacts, Cody Thompson powered into the lead out of turn two in the final laps and held on for the win over younger brother Tyler and early leader Aaron Edwardson.The KPTH Fox 44 fireworks extravaganza wrapped up the evening’s action. Raceway Park will take the 4th of July weekend off with racing resuming on Sunday, July 12 with gates opening at 5 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.
The 26-year-old – who recovered from a serious knee injury last season, but has yet to agree a new long-term deal – feels such strength in depth can only be positive for the squad, if sometimes frustrating for individuals. Fellow England internationals Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs also did not make the first XI against Chelsea. “There is a lot of competition for places so everyone seems to lift a gear and play extremely well. It makes it a bit more difficult for people to get into the team,” Walcott said, quoted on the club’s official website, www.arsenal.com. “I think, especially this season, not many people thought we would be challenging for the Premier League. “In this calendar year, we have been the best team in Europe. “It is the strongest the squad has been and everyone is staying fit as well. “There aren’t many injuries in the squad, which is important. If we had an injury-free season, I think we could lift the title.” Arsenal head to Hull on Bank Holiday Monday looking to keep pressure on Manchester City in the race for second place, and with it automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League. Captain Mikel Arteta is set to step up his training this week after an ankle problem hampered recovery from a calf injury, while midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is another continuing rehabilitation from an inflamed groin which has seen him out since the FA Cup win at Manchester United last month. Press Association Theo Walcott understands just how difficult it is now to hold down a place in the Arsenal side, who he says have been the “best team in Europe” this year and could lift the title next season if everyone stays fit. The Gunners’ slim hopes of overhauling Chelsea’s 10-point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League were all but extinguished following a goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Walcott watched on from the bench again before a late substitute appearance, with the forward’s last club start having been back in March.