Education

Office of Campus Recreation to host Wellness Summer Camp

By wlchrist NSU’s Office of Campus Recreation is excited to host its first Wellness Summer Camp on June 8–19, 2015. The camp’s goal is to educate, support, and empower girls ages 12-14 to make and to promote healthy lifestyle choices. Features and activities of the Wellness Camp include: Nutrition workshops with registered dietician and sport nutritionist Cooking demos with a WholeFoods Health Eating and Green Mission Specialist Catered lunch and snacks by WholeFoods market Fitness classes with certified personal trainers Dimensions of wellness workshops An organic local farm tour Self-Love Project curriculum Outdoor activities Arts and crafts *NSU faculty and staff receive free before and after care Limited spaces are available. For registration and more details, visit www.rec.nova.edu/wellnesscamp. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Education

Money Smart Week at the Alvin Sherman Library

By wlchrist Are you interested in saving money with your library card? Do you know how the Federal Reserve affects you? Curious about how small business and banking works? If you answered yes to either of these questions, don’t miss Money Smart Week presentations starting April 21 at the Alvin Sherman Library. It’s free and open to the public. To register for an event or for more information, call Alvin Sherman Library at 954-262-5477. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Local News

Report: Marlins' Alvarez Heading to Disabled List

With Jose Fernandez still recovering from Tommy John surgery, the Marlins could ill-afford another injury to one of their top starters. But it appears they’re now dealing with just that. Jon Morosi of MLB Network and Fox Sports is reporting that opening day starter Henderson Alvarez is heading to the disabled list because of a shoulder injury. Multiple reports indicated Alvarez was set to undergo an MRI on Monday after Sunday’s loss to Tampa Bay. Alvarez went 12-7 with a 2.65 ERA in 2014 but has lost his first two starts of 2015. Follow Local 10 Sports on Twitter @Local10Sports …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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University of Miami names Julio Frenk as new president

The University of Miami is expected to announce the replacement for outgoing President Donna Shalala during a news conference Monday. According to the university, a conference about the “future of the institution’s leadership” will be held at noon, following an executive meeting of the Board of Trustees. Shalala has served the university as president since 2001. She announced in September she would be leaving her post as of June 1. In March, Shalala revealed she would be joining the Clinton Foundation as its President and Chief Executive Officer. She previously served as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services under the Bill Clinton administration. Shalala’s replacement will be the school’s sixth president. The university revealed last month it had narrowed down it search to four finalists, but did not provide any information about them. Local 10 News is working to confirm a report by the university’s Miami Hurricane newspaper that Dr. Julio Frenk will be named president. He is a dean of faculty at Harvard’s School of Public Health and Mexico’s former secretary of health. If selected, Frenk would be the school’s first Hispanic president. Watch Local 10 News and refresh Local10.com for updates on this story. Follow Local 10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Religion

After attack and backlash, Kenya faces battle to win over Muslims

By Reuters Staff By Reuters Staff (Muslims leave Jamia Mosque after performing Friday prayers during the holy month of Ramadan in Kenya’s capital Nairobi July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Noor Khamis) Days after Islamists killed 148 people at Garissa university, Kenya’s president held out an olive branch to Muslims and urged them to join Nairobi in the struggle against militant Islam by informing on sympathisers. But as Uhuru Kenyatta launches a battle for Muslim hearts and minds, his security forces must first reckon with the deep mistrust among ethnic-Somali Muslims in the country’s northeast regions bordering Somalia. Kenyatta also faces an uphill task in reforming the violent ways of troops on the ground. A day before he spoke, a soldier in Garissa was seen by a Reuters reporter lashing at a crowd of Muslim women with a long stick. “We live in fear,” said Barey Bare, one of a dozen veiled Somali-Kenyan women targeted by the soldier. “The military are a threat and al Shabaab are a threat. We are in between.” Without the cooperation of local people like Bare, experts say Kenya will struggle to glean vital on-the-ground intelligence to stop crude but highly lethal assaults by Somalia’s al Shabaab militants. Winning favour with Muslim communities near Somalia has been made …read more Source:: Reuters Faithword       ...
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Greek Orthodox Church offers up property to help Athens raise funds for debt

By Reuters Staff By Reuters Staff (A Greek Orthodox priest waits outside Athens’ Metropolitan Church during elections for a new Archbishop February 7, 2008. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis) The head of Greece’s Orthodox Church said on Saturday it was willing to put property it owns up for development to help raise money to repay the country’s debt. The Orthodox Church is a powerful institution in Greece and owns more land than anyone except the state, including prime real estate in Athens. “Come, let’s develop (the property) for Greece,” Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens told Greek TV in an interview during the Greek Orthodox Easter holiday. “If needed by the state to cooperate, we’re here.” Asked if the Church would consider selling off property, he said: “No, I would say let’s work together and (the state can) use the revenues to repay all its debts … but the plots of land will remain Greek, in Greek hands.” He did not say what kinds of business developments he had in mind. It is unclear how much property the Church owns as its structure is decentralized and Greece has no central land registry. Greece has teetered on the verge of bankruptcy since its debt crisis broke out in 2009 and has depended on rescue loans …read more Source:: Reuters Faithword       ...
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Combat in Yemen risks stirring sectarian hatred among Muslims

By Reuters Staff By Reuters Staff (Anti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen’s southwestern city of Taiz March 23, 2015. REUTERS/Anees Mahyoub) Three weeks of fighting across Yemen may be pushing a country where Sunnis and Shi’ites have prayed in the same mosques for centuries toward a sectarian war. Most combatants deny they are motivated by religion in the conflict. Iran-allied Shi’ite Houthi rebels say they are leading a just revolution and Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia contends it has been bombing the Houthis to protect the Yemeni state. Militiamen from the south cite defence of their homeland. But there are signs that the sectarian hatred that has engulfed the Middle East since the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011 is creeping into Yemen’s war, fueled by a rivalry between regional powers Saudi Arabia and Iran. Conflict and power struggles are not new to Yemen, one of the most heavily armed societies in the world. But the sectarian trend was captured on a video shared by Yemeni Facebook users. A teenager sits blindfolded and cries, pleading to his captors that he is only 13. He was detained by militiamen while fighting for the Houthis in the southern city of Aden. “Why did you come here?” a Sunni gunman shouts. “We’re here to defend our …read more Source:: Reuters Faithword       ...
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Weston doctor arrested on domestic violence charges

A doctor from Weston was arrested on domestic violence charges after police said he beat his live-in girlfriend and held her against her will at their home. According to the arrest report, the victim’s mother called 911 on Aug. 31 to say that her daughter called her claiming to be “in trouble” and said she was being held against her will. When deputies arrived at Dr. Rafael Azulay’s home at 3204 Islewood Ave., they found both Azulay and his girlfriend sitting on their back patio. Deputies said the woman had visible physical injuries to her face and bruising on her neck, arms, back and legs. After separating the victim from Azulay, deputies said she confirmed that he had hit her but said she suffered her injuries from an accident that occurred two to three weeks prior. The arrest report states the victim suffered an orbital fracture to the left side of her face, a small laceration under her right eye, and bruising on her neck, arms, back, thighs and legs. Deputies said the bruising on her neck appeared to be from strangulation. Azulay is also accused of locking his girlfriend inside the home, not allowing her to leave without him, forcing her to change her …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Rollover crash closes southbound lanes of I-95

At least one person was injured in a rollover crash that shut down the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the Miami-Dade and Broward County line. The crash occurred in the southbound lanes between Ives Dairy Road and Miami Gardens Drive. Southbound traffic was backed up all the way to Hollywood. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Pembroke Pines doctor accused of beating girlfriend for second time

A practicing internist in Pembroke Pines was arrested for the second time on domestic violence charges. Dr. Rafael Azulay appeared in bond court Monday morning where a judge ordered that he be held in jail in lieu of $7,500 bond. In the latest case, Azulay is accused of punching his girlfriend in the face on Sunday, and kicking her in the face and stomach once she had fallen to the floor. He is charged with battery. Azulay was also arrested Aug. 31 at his home in Weston, after deputies said he beat his live-in girlfriend and held her against her will inside his home. According to the arrest report, Angela Glaskin’s mother called 911 to say that her daughter called her claiming to be “in trouble” and said she was being held against her will. When deputies arrived at Azulay’s home at 3204 Islewood Ave., they found both Azulay and Glaskin sitting on their back patio. Deputies said Glaskin had visible physical injuries to her face and bruising on her neck, arms, back and legs. Deputies said besides beating his girlfriend, Azulay also forbid her from speaking to anyone except her mother on an occasional basis and did not allow her to leave their home without him. Follow Local …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Estefan musical finds its Broadway stars

A Cuban-American actress who attended the same Miami high school as Gloria Estefan and an actor who stars on USA’s “Sirens” have been chosen to star on Broadway as Gloria and Emilio Estefan in a musical based on the groundbreaking entertainers’ lives. Producers said Monday that Ana Villafane, who appeared in the film “Magic City Memoirs” and who initially auditioned via video to play Gloria Estefan, will make her Broadway debut opposite Josh Segarra in “On Your Feet!” Segarra has been seen off-Broadway in “Dogfight” and on Broadway in “Lysistrata Jones.” He has a recurring role on NBC’s “Chicago PD” and a guest appearance on Showtime’s “Homeland.” The musical will begin performances Oct. 5 at the Marquis Theatre after a stop this summer at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, from June 2 through July 5. Jerry Mitchell, who directed “Kinky Boots,” will helm the show, with Sergio Trujillo choreographing. The story will be written by Alexander Dinelaris. The Estefans were born in Cuba and together became musical luminaries in Spanish and English, winning Grammy Awards and fans across the U.S. with crossover hits like “The Rhythm is Going To Get You,” ”Conga” and “Words Get in the Way” They also helped the careers of …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Missing boater planned disappearance in attempt to escape legal issues, deputies say

A man who was reported missing after heading out on his boat off the coast of southern Palm Beach County on March 31, planned his own disappearance in an attempt to escape legal issues, deputies said. According to WPBF, Richard Ohrn, 44, of Boca Raton, is a former broker for JP Morgan Chase. He had recently been accused of stealing $15,250 from two elderly customers. Ohrn also allegedly forged records and changed clients’ address information so that they did not receive account statements or trade confirmations. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said a 19-foot Sea Ray boat that was rented in Broward County was found adrift about two miles from shore the same day he was reported missing. Authorities found Ohrn at his home on Sunday and said he admitted planning his disappearance. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter@WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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