Local News

Police seek info after man's body found in vacant lot

Police are trying to find the driver responsible for the death of a man in an apparent traffic crash. A man’s body was found March 24 in a vacant lot at Southwest 320th Street and Southwest 190th Avenue. Miami-Dade police believe the victim is Juan J. Gomez, 28. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
Continue Reading »
Religion

COMMENTARY: What the Presbyterians got wrong on Israel

By Rick Jacobs NEW YORK (RNS) Love is at the core of the Jewish and Christian faiths. And for the love of God, we must address a looming rupture between us regarding Israel. The post COMMENTARY: What the Presbyterians got wrong on Israel appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
Continue Reading »
Education

Nova Southeastern University Students Help Children Hear for the First Time

By ak927 Nova Southeastern University doctor of audiology students and their professor recently visited Nicaragua to provide 21 children with donated hearing aids. Left to right – Judith Lynch; Sherry Rauh; Y’shua Yisrael, Au.D. (professor); Julia Fahrney; Faria Elbabour; Lola Zaka; and Melissa Cordova. FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– April 1, 2014 – Imagine hearing the sweet song of birds chirping or perhaps the sound of your mother’s voice for the first time. Thanks to the efforts of several students, their professors, and one medical supply company, this dream became a reality for 21 hearing impaired children ages 1 to 14 in Managua, Nicaragua. Doctor of audiology students from Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Health Care Sciences partnered with Phonak to donate hearing aids and other supplies valued at more than $50,000 to Los Pipitos, a Nicaraguan non-profit facility for children with disabilities. Nova Southeastern University doctor of audiology student Judith Lynch fitting 7-year-old Cristiane Ordoñez with her new hearing aids. As part of NSU’s Hearing Aids for Nicaraguan Students (HANS) service program, six audiology students and a faculty advisor recently traveled to the Central American country to provide audiograms and other necessary tests and fit …read more Source: NSU News     ...
Continue Reading »
Christian

Christian Ministries ‘Shocked’ After Alabama Police Shut Down Food Distribution to Homeless

By Heather Clark BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Two Christian ministries in Alabama are dismayed at the actions of local law enforcement after they were recently stopped from feeding the homeless due to a new ordinance centering around food trucks. “I’m just so totally shocked that the city is turning their back on the homeless like this,” Pastor Rick Wood told local television station WBMA. “It’s like they want to chase them out of the city. And the homeless can’t help the position they’re in. They need help.” Wood, who pastors The Lord’s House of Prayer in Oneonta, has been feeding the poor and homeless in Birmingham every Saturday for the past six years. He delivers hot dogs and bottled water from a truck that features a decal citing Matthew 25:35-40, which speaks of Jesus’ command to care for the hungry. However, Wood says that he was approached by Birmingham police two weeks ago as he was conducting an outreach in Linn Park and was told to cease operations because he did not have a permit. The cost for a permit, which must be obtained from the Health Department, is between $300 and $500. Reports state that police had referred to an ordinance surrounding food trucks, which was enacted …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
Continue Reading »
Local News

Man stabbed to death during argument in Miami

A man was stabbed to death during an argument Tuesday in Miami. It happened in the 5100 block of Northwest Seventh Street. Miami police said Ronaldo Martinez, 41, was identified as the victim. He was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he later died. Police are looking for the man who stabbed Martinez. He was last seen wearing a bulky, dark jacket and carrying a small dog. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
Continue Reading »
Education

NSU College of Pharmacy’s Alpha Zeta Omega Fraternity Attends National Convention

By wlchrist NSU Palm Beach pharmacy students participate in beach cleanup at Alpha Zeta Omega professional pharmacy fraternity semi-annual convention. Members of the Psi chapter of the Alpha Zeta Omega (AZO) professional pharmacy fraternity at NSU’s College of Pharmacy Palm Beach Campus recently attended the semi-annual National Alpha Zeta Omega Convention which in West Palm Beach. The convention was a great opportunity for professional networking and for members to report on the chapter’s 2013 community service projects, including the annual ‘Adopt-A-Highway’ Roadside cleanup and Habitat for Humanity project; the American Heart Association walk in which the professional college fraternity teamed up with NSU’s Palm Beach Student Government Association (PB SGA) and American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA – ASP) to help raise $1,300; and plans to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for research and education. The convention included community service projects, a continuing education presentation, and social activities such as a visit to the Palm Beach Zoo. Community events included a scenic 2-mile walk around West Palm Beach that raised funds for the Ronald McDonald Charities and the AZO Psi chapter, in support of the convention, and an organized a beach clean-up that was held on the …read more Source: NSU News     ...
Continue Reading »
Education

NSU Professor Earns International Award

By wlchrist Nancy Klimas, M.D. Nova Southeastern University (NSU) researcher and professor Nancy Klimas, M.D., was recently awarded the 2014 Perpich Award by the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME) for distinguished community service. The award is named for the late Minnesota Gov. Rudy Perpich who as an IACFS/ME board member, worked hard to influence his fellow politicians in other states and in Washington, D.C., to recognize CFS/ME and fund research to help treat and find a cure for the disease. This award is presented to a distinguished scientist, physician or healthcare worker every two years at the IACFS/ME conferences. Klimas was honored at the 11th IACFS/ME Biennial International Research and Clinical Conference in San Francisco. “This high honor recognizes Klimas’ important and unique contributions to the field of chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis,” said Fred Friedberg, Ph.D., president of the IACFS/ME. Klimas has achieved international recognition for her research and clinical efforts in multi-symptom disorders, CFS/ME, Gulf War illness (GWI), and fibromyalgia. She currently serves as director of NSU’s Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine, professor of medicine, and chair of the Department of Clinical Immunology at NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is also professor emerita at the University of Miami School of Medicine, …read more Source: NSU News     ...
Continue Reading »
Local News

Hearing set in Justin Bieber alleged assault lawsuit

A hearing is scheduled in a Miami courtroom for motions in a photographer’s lawsuit against Justin Bieber and a bodyguard over an alleged assault. Among the motions that could be considered at Tuesday’s hearing is a request from the photographer’s lawyer seeking a second deposition with the 20-year-old pop star. Attorney Mark DiCowden says he was improperly prevented March 6 from asking Bieber about his on-again, off-again girlfriend, singer and actress Selena Gomez. Another motion asks that punitive damages be permitted in the case. Photographer Jeffrey Binion says in the lawsuit that he was assaulted by Bieber bodyguard Hugh Hesney in June outside a Miami-area recording studio. Bieber is facing unrelated DUI and other charges after a Jan. 23 arrest in Miami Beach. He has pleaded not guilty. EMBED SLIDESHOW …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
Continue Reading »
Education

Talk to Illustrate Mathematical Conversation Starters

By wlchrist Did you know that your mind is doing algebra without you even realizing it—or, that mathematics conflicts with our notion of free will? These conundrums and more will be discussed at the next Mathematics Colloquium Series presentation, hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. The talk will use illustrations to explain a variety of “conversation starters” and brain teasers with a mathematical twist. “Mathematical Conversation Starters for the Rest of Us” Mathematics Colloquium Series | John de Pillis, Ph.D. (University of California) Wednesday, Apr. 9 Noon–1:00 p.m. Mailman-Hollywood Building | Second Floor Auditorium About the Talk Learn how to visualize the mathematical solutions to real-world and other worldly questions. Can a quart of ink cover an infinite area? Are three dimensions necessary for our existence? Did Sherlock Holmes ever actually “deduce” anything? Did Aristotle assert that women have fewer teeth than men? This presentation will address these questions—and many others—using illustrations and live drawings. About the Speaker John de Pillis, Ph.D., is a professor of mathematics at the University of California and a commercial artist. He is author of 777 Mathematical Conversation Starters (2002), and co-author of Illustrated Special Relativity Through Its Paradoxes: A Fusion of Linear Algebra, Graphics, and Reality, published this past January. View …read more Source: NSU News     ...
Continue Reading »
Education

NSU’s Science Alive! Program Visits Afterschool S.T.E.M. at the Alvin Sherman Library

By wlchrist Emily Schmitt, Ph.D inserts fruit DNA into necklace tube. In honor of Women’s History Month this March, NSU’s Science Alive!, under the direction of Emily Schmitt, Ph.D., presented Women of Science: Past, Present and Future at the free, monthly Afterschool S.T.E.M. program, hosted by youth services librarians Kristina Knott, Katherine Labuda and Meagan Albright at the Alvin Sherman Library. Science Alive! is a program in which NSU science students work within the community to help bring science to life for children of all ages. Schmitt and several of her NSU science students spent time working with children in grades 4-6 and grades 1-3 from the local community who had signed up for the Afterschool ST.E.M. program. Together, they performed hands-on science experiments. In one session, participants extracted DNA from fruits and vegetables in honor of the work of biophysicist Rosalind Franklin. In another session, they created cell models and learned about the work of cell biologist Lynn Margulis. To learn more about NSU’s Science Alive! program visit: TEDxNSU Talk by Emily Schmitt, Ph.D To learn more about free programs offered at the Alvin Sherman Library visit Alvin Sherman Library or call 954-262-5477. <a target=_blank href="http://nsunews.nova.edu/nsus-science-alive-program-visits-afterschool-s-t-e-m-at-the-alvin-sherman-library-2/mar-6-2014-science-alive-volunteer-measures-out-soap/" title="Science …read more Source: NSU News     ...
Continue Reading »
Education

Couple Who Survived Holocaust to Share Story on Campus

By wlchrist The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, in partnership with Hillel of NSU and GenZ Project/NEXT GENERATIONS, will welcome Holocaust survivors Joe and Mary Eckstein to speak at NSU. Guest Speakers: Joe and Mary Eckstein | Holocaust Survivors Thursday, Apr. 17 4:00–6:00 p.m. Carl DeSantis Building | Room 1053-1054 Complimentary refreshments provided About the Speakers Joe Eckstein was 15 when Germany occupied Hungary. He was the only person in his family to survive the Holocaust, avoiding work selections and beatings in Birkenau, and overcoming battles with pneumonia and typhus. He was liberated by the Russian army in 1945 while hiding in Auschwitz. Eight years old when the Holocaust began, Mary Eckstein was forced into the Budapest Ghetto by the Arrow Cross Party. Mary remembers she “was always scared and hungry” throughout the ordeal, and her family was constantly trying to escape. She eluded death and was saved when the Russian army liberated Budapest in 1945. After the Holocaust, Joe was drafted into the Hungarian Red Army, serving as a gunsmith. Mary returned to school and later became an optician. The Ecksteins married in 1955. Hear the Whole Story of Survival This guest talk is free and all are invited to attend. Please arrive early, as space is limited. For more information, …read more Source: NSU News     ...
Continue Reading »
Education

One of #FAU's baby sea turtles hatched in our research facility is now the &quot;spec...

By Florida Atlantic University One of #FAU’s baby sea turtles hatched in our research facility is now the “species ambassador” at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida! Turtle becomes ambassador at the Conservancy of Southwest Floridawww.news-press.comHaving completed her part of the FAU study, the turtle, whose carapace (a dorsal section of the exoskeleton or shell) measured 5.95 inches Thursday, will live at The Conservancy until her carapace reaches 18 inches. Then she’ll be released in the Ten Thousand Islands. …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
Continue Reading »
Education

One of #FAU's baby sea turtles hatched in our research facility is now the &quot;spec…

By Florida Atlantic University One of #FAU’s baby sea turtles hatched in our research facility is now the “species ambassador” at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida! Turtle becomes ambassador at the Conservancy of Southwest Floridawww.news-press.comHaving completed her part of the FAU study, the turtle, whose carapace (a dorsal section of the exoskeleton or shell) measured 5.95 inches Thursday, will live at The Conservancy until her carapace reaches 18 inches. Then she’ll be released in the Ten Thousand Islands. …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
Continue Reading »
Christian

West Virginia Governor Vetoes Late-Term Abortion Bill

By Heather Clark CHARLESTON, W.V. – The governor of West Virginia has vetoed a late-term abortion bill approved by both state Houses, stating that the legislation is likely unconstitutional. Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin drew angst among pro-life groups after the move on Friday, as he is the first governor to reject a bill that seeks to ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation. Tomblin also professes to be pro-life. “I believe there is no greater gift of love than the gift of life. I have stated this time and again throughout my career and it is reflected in my legislative voting record,” he said following the veto. “However, I have vetoed because I am advised, by not only attorneys from the legislature, but through my own legal team that this bill is unconstitutional.” “The bill is also problematic because it unduly restricts the physician-patient relationship. All patients, particularly expectant mothers, require the best, most unfettered medical judgment and advice from their physicians regarding treatment options,” Tomblin continued. “The medical community has made it clear to me that the criminal penalties this bill imposes will impede that advice, and those options, to the detriment of the health and safety of expectant mothers.” “No person may perform …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
Continue Reading »