St. Joseph County has identified its first positive coronavirus test

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook St. Joseph County has identified its first positive coronavirus test Google+ Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Facebook (photo/ABC 57) The St. Joseph County Health Department has confirmed the first positive test for coronavirus in the county.The patient is said to be an adult male who is quarantined at home, and did not require hositalization.The department said they anticipate more cases to be identified from this early round of tests, as results take 2-3 days to be returned.County health officials also said they were prepared for this eventuality and are taking every precaution, while remaining in contact with government, medical and school officials.They are not recommending closing schools.Stay with 953 MNC for further developments. By Tommie Lee – March 11, 2020 2 1184 Google+ Previous articleBerrien County’s chief public defender passes awayNext articleCoronavirus has come to Michiana: Here’s what you need to know Tommie Leelast_img read more

‘The Merchant’ in Venice

first_img“We didn’t want to have a sublime ‘Merchant of Venice.’ It has to be disturbing,” he said. “Shylock is not a real historical figure person, but there’s a bit of Shylock in anyone.”The idea of appealing the guilty verdict set forth in the play got some high-profile support with Ginsburg’s willingness to participate. She played the role of chief justice along with John R. Phillips, U.S. ambassador to Italy, Richard Schneider, professor at Wake Forest University School of Law, and two Italian jurists. Greenblatt and James Shapiro, an English professor at Columbia University, had what the Harvard scholar described as a “small spear-carrying role,” leading a discussion of the play during the 20-minute deliberation.“Above all, it was thrilling to watch the way that Justice Ginsburg brilliantly probed the case, repeatedly interrupting the claims and counterclaims with remarkably penetrating questions,” said Greenblatt.The mock decision was unanimous. The jurists threw out the claim for the pound of flesh Shylock had demanded from Antonio, and instead awarded the moneylender the return of his property, money, and religious freedom.Bassi hoped both events — along with symposia held earlier this year — help elevate cultural vibrancy in the small neighborhood, which can be walked end to end in minutes. The larger goal is cultural restoration of the museum that remains alongside the neighborhood’s five synagogues.“We need a modern-generation museum where you can admire the collections, and we need a cultural center. That’s the key to the center of this place. The attention and affection for this place has been so strong that we hope this will showcase what we have,” he said. Supreme Court associate justice receives Radcliffe Medal for her career battling for individual rights Recognizing the complexity inherent in marking the 500th anniversary of the Venice ghetto, organizers created some history of their own by staging the first production of Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” on the city’s landmark palazzo and holding a mock trial involving U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.“You don’t celebrate the creation of the ghetto, but it’s not like marking the anniversary of Treblinka or Auschwitz,” said Stephen Greenblatt, John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard, who participated in the mock trial and who taught Shakespeare in the joint Harvard/Ca’ Foscari University of Venice Summer School. Marking the creation of one of the world’s earliest ghettos in 1516, when the ruling Venetian council ordered the Jewish population to move to a small island marked by an iron foundry (gheto in Venetian dialect), has been a complex task for the small community of 500 Jews still living there. Shaul Bassi, associate professor at Ca’ Foscari University and director of Beit Venezia, said some people view any recognition as improper, while others believe there are lessons to be learned and shared.“We are not documenting 500 years of history. We are making a statement of how this is a lived cultural space, a lived religious space,” said Bassi, who saw the staging of “The Merchant of Venice” as particularly critical to the discussion. “The ghetto was a very cosmopolitan place.”Jews back then were allowed to work in the larger city during the day, but had to return to the gated, policed ghetto at night.‘We are not documenting 500 years of history. We are making a statement of how this is a lived cultural space, a lived religious space.’ — Shaul Bassi“It was an uncomfortable arrangement, an expression of extreme ambivalence, but it probably offered some protection to those who were shut in it,” said Greenblatt. “And what happened, not unlike what happened in the Harlem Renaissance, was that the community confined in the ghetto created a vibrant artistic and intellectual culture.”Organizers said the play was the ideal vehicle through which to celebrate that rich history, given that 2016 also marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Performers from Compagnia de’ Colombari, an Italian-born, New York-based theater collective, staged the play nightly in the ghetto through Aug. 1. Five actors took the stage each night to play different aspects of Shylock.“Even though he never existed in real life, Shylock is by far the most famous inhabitant of the ghetto. To ignore ‘The Merchant of Venice’ would be — in a curious way — to suppress the single thing most people associate with Venetian Jewry,” said Greenblatt. “It’s a complicated play because Shakespeare is a complicated playwright. It’s not a human rights document. It’s not a sentimental account of warm relations among different groups, but it is an incredibly interesting exploration of the roots of xenophobia.”Bassi said the director’s decision to split the role of Shylock was “audacious and bold and maybe even unsettling.” Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg Relatedlast_img read more

Pochettino braced for Saints visit

first_img “That year-and-a-half in my life was an amazing period and I left, but this is another thing. I have amazing memories from Southampton. “I know it’s football. Now I am happy that they are happy at the beginning of the season and for me that is enough. “In football, you deserve, you don’t deserve [certain things]. Some people say okay, some people say no, but this is football. “I’m happy Southampton have a great season and it’s a game that we need to win the three points. “We need to fight with Southampton on Sunday, but it’s emotional. Football is emotional and Sunday is emotional for us too.” Spurs head into Sunday’s match off the back of a last-gasp draw with Besiktas on Thursday evening. Pochettino’s men were on course for a first Europa League Group C victory, as Harry Kane’s 20-yard strike was complemented by a world-class goalkeeping display by Hugo Lloris. However, Vlad Chiriches’ farcical late handball after an air kick gave Besiktas a penalty, from which Demba Ba coolly rolled home for a 1-1 draw. It is a frustration Pochettino said Spurs cannot afford to dwell on with Saints arriving this weekend – sentiments echoed by goalscorer Kane. “It was great to get on the scoresheet again but we’ve come away disappointed,” the forward said. “We dug deep as a team and to concede so late is heartbreaking on our behalf. “Besiktas are a top side, they were unlucky not to qualify for the Champions League so we knew we’d have to be at our best. “They created a few chances but Hugo is a top goalkeeper and pulled off some world-class saves. “It would have been a great win and we really wanted to win this game, we knew it would be a big game in the group. “We had chances as well, their goalkeeper made a couple of good saves, but we have to move on.” Press Association Mauricio Pochettino still loves Southampton but knows that affection is unlikely to be reciprocated when his former side arrives at Tottenham this weekend. Eyebrows were raised when the former Argentina defender replaced the popular Nigel Adkins at the St Mary’s helm in January 2013, yet the relative unknown quickly established himself as one of the finest managerial talents around. Pochettino’s attacking, high-pressing style earned widespread praise, as did the manner in which English talent like Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw and Jay Rodriguez flourished under his tutorship. That success saw Southampton last season enjoy their best-ever Barclays Premier League campaign – a feat that saw Spurs come calling in the summer, with Pochettino and his staff lured to White Hart Lane. That exit led to a well-documented talent drain at St Mary’s, making the job done by successor Ronald Koeman so far this season all the more remarkable. Saints head to White Hart Lane on Sunday second in the standings and looking for a seventh successive win in all competitions – a start which has surprised fans and pundits alike, although seemingly not the Spurs boss. “Yes, why not? This is football,” Pochettino said. “When they start with a new project and new players and staff, why not? “In football the most important thing is belief and Southampton like a club have a great force, power and they believe and this is important. I am happy. “We have a lot of friends a lot of people I love in Southampton. I’m happy for their start in the league for the players, the people from the club. I have a very good memories.” This will be an emotional encounter for Pochettino but one in which Saints fans are unlikely to show much – if any – affection towards their former boss. “I don’t know [if the fans love me],” he said. “I love Southampton. I love a lot of people. last_img read more

Hoey breaks course record

first_img The Northern Irishman notched eight birdies in a blemish-free round to sit one shot ahead of David Lipsky, Carlos Pigem and Hung Chien-yao. The five-time European Tour title winner was understandably delighted after setting a new benchmark at the Black Mountain Golf Club. “I’m very happy with that,” Hoey said. “I know the course is scoreable because there’s not a lot of rough, but the wind picks up and the last few holes were tricky today.” He added: “It has been a long time since I had a bogey-free card. I was talking to my coaches recently about throwing in double bogeys too often, so to be bogey-free and have no fives on the card and a course record is a nice start. “I putted well and it suits me that if you have a bit of length off the tee, you can cut a few corners and reach the par fives in two.” Lipsky, who will look back with regret on an eighth hole bogey, completed the trio behind Hoey on seven under by finding back-to-back birdies on the 17th and 18th holes. India’s Shiv Kapur is nicely poised just behind them on six under, while Englishman Matt Ford is one of eight in contention on five under after a round of 67. Kapur said: “You wake up in the morning hoping for a good day and I couldn’t have asked for a better result. It all comes down to holing a few putts and early on I managed to do that, which set the tone for the rest of the day.” Ryder Cup star Thomas Bjorn and t ournament ambassador Thongchai Jaidee are five shots behind Hoey but still in the mix if they can have a good weekend. Press Associationcenter_img Michael Hoey carded a course record 64 to lead the way at the True Thailand Classic after a low scoring opening day. last_img read more


first_imgBOURNEMOUTH (4-1-4-1)FEDERICI,SMITH, COOK, DISTIN, DANIELS,SURMAN,RITCHIE, GOSLING, ARTER, STANISLAS,KINGMANU(4-2-3-1)MARTIAL,FELLAINI,LINGARD, SCHWEINSTEIGER, SCHNEIDERLIN, MATA,DARMIAN, BLIND, SMALLING, McNAIR,DE GEAManchester United must bounce back from Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat in Germany against Wolfsburg, which saw them knocked out of the Champions League.After winning 1-0 at reigning champions Chelsea, Bournemouth should be confident of facing United at the Vitality Stadium. That victory, only their third of the season, took the Cherries out of the bottom three.Indeed, Bournemouth became the first newly-promoted side to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in more than 14 years.United, now fourth in the Barclays Premier League, arrive hoping to shake off their habit of featuring in goalless draws; Louis van Gaal’s men have been involved in no fewer than eight 0-0 stalemates in 2015, their most in a calendar year since 2005 when they notched up 10.However, United also have nine clean sheets this season; in the last campaign they kept 11.This is the first time these teams have met in the league, though in eight cup ties, United have won five, drawn two and lost only one – in the FA Cup in 1984.last_img read more

VIDEO Man forcibly dragged off overbooked flight for not giving up his

first_imgAir travel isn’t what it used to be. People today feel more like cattle herded into an overcrowded flying tin barn than valued customers.Just when you thought flying commercial couldn’t get any more demeaning, a video surfaced today of a man – reportedly a doctor – being forcibly dragged off an overbooked United flight from Chicago to L.A.Apparently, the poor guy was selected as the passenger to give up his seat. He refused. That’s when United made the genius decision to drag him off the flight while bloodied and screaming. It’s like an awful scene out of Fahrenheit 151.Of course, the entire thing was captured on video. It will probably be Exhibit A in the massive lawsuit this guy is about to file. Also, way to just sit there and do nothing, everyone on the damn flight. Pathetic. Advertisement Here’s the video of the PR disaster as it unfolded:When a passenger refused to leave an overbooked United flight, he was forcibly dragged off the plane— . (@earth_universee) April 10, 2017last_img read more