University to host immigration conference

first_imgNotre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) will host “The Church and Immigration” conference next week in McKenna Hall Conference Center, which will focus on the role of the Catholic Church in immigration reform.  Keri O’Mara | The Observer Rev. Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C, associate professor of theology and director of the Immigration Initiative at the ILS, said the conference aims to promote the increasing importance of immigration reform, highlight the ethical issues involved and make connections to the gospel of Jesus Christ.“235,000,000 people are migrating around the world today, and in the United States alone 10 to 12 million of those are undocumented,” Groody said. “If Notre Dame as a Catholic university had nothing to say about this, how would it be credible as a university or a Catholic institution?”The conference will explore what roles the Catholic Church can play in redefining immigration policies and practices, Groody said.“Part of what has made America the great country that it is are the immigrants who have helped make it what it is today,” Groody said. “The focus of this conference is on what the Church has done, is doing and can better do in response to this challenging and important issue.”The ILS will host various speakers, including several bishops and University President Fr. John Jenkins, and will hold workshops such as “Human Trafficking” and “Immigrant Voters and the Changing American Electorate.”Groody said the United States can do more to aid immigration reform.“People migrate because of economic need, the violation of human rights, weak juridical structures, environmental disasters and many other reasons,” he said. “While the United States cannot accept every migrant in need, there is much more it can do.”Groody said the conference is born of out of principles of Catholic Social Teaching, which are based directly with the dignity of the human person.“However one identifies oneself in liberal or conservative terms, the heart of Catholic Social Teaching deals with justice in the world and building a peaceful society,” Groody said. “Catholic universities should have a role in that process. Notre Dame is involved in this issue because this is both a national and global issue of significant importance.”Colleen Cross, project coordinator of the conference, said the initiative critically engages the issue of immigration in the United States.“Building on Notre Dame’s long-standing commitment to a faith that does justice, as well as the significance of immigration in Latino communities, the Immigration Initiative seeks to highlight the Church’s commitment to immigrants and immigration reform in the United States,” she said.The conference will run from March 2 through 5.Tags: Church and Immigration, Immigration, immigration reform, reformlast_img read more

Smalling heartbroken as beloved dog killed by mystery poisoner

first_imgEngland football star Chris Smalling was devastated tonight after his dog died in a suspected poisoning. The Manchester United defender, 30, fears beloved pet Miley ate rat poison left in the grounds of his home in Rome, where he is on loan. Chris Smalling is said to be ‘heartbroken’ over the suspected poisoning of beloved dog Miley Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Most Interesting Sylvester Stallone Movies7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Best Tarantino Movie Yet5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCristiano Ronaldo Turns His Hotels Into Coronavirus Hospitals? Loading… Two other family dogs fell ill but pulled through. A source said of Chris and model wife Sam Cooke, 34: “They’re heartbroken.” The couple were tonight trying to work out who would kill their cherished pet. The England footballer and his Page 3 legend wife claim Miley was the victim of a mystery poisoner. They revealed that the cocker ­spaniel-Jack Russell cross was one of three family dogs that fell ill after roaming the grounds of their sprawling home in Rome. They are convinced all three ate rat poison which had been secretly spread on their land. The footballer and wife Sam Cooke have been trying to work out who killed their cherished pet ‘PART OF THE FAMILY’Their other dog, a Hungarian Vizsla called Ruben, and Sam’s mum’s labrador Summer were sick too but managed to pull through. The couple — who are living in the Italian capital while Manchester United defender Chris is playing on loan for Roma — were said to be “devastated” by the death. A source said: “They’re not just dogs, they’re part of the family. “Who knows why the rat poison was put down in that way. There’s no way they’d have let their dogs out if they were aware the substance was there.” In an online post Sam said: “When Miley collapsed the vet found a tumour and put the internal bleeding which led to her death down to that, but it turns out that wasn’t the problem. “A few days later Ruben and my mum’s dog got ill and, although dismissed by vets, we realised that they had all eaten rat poison that had carelessly been put in our garden uncovered without our knowledge. “Obviously Miley being older and smaller was affected the most. “Ruben and Summer are on medication and doing much better and will make a full recovery. It’s an awful situation but we are all coping well and trying to implement the many lessons this sad situation has presented us with. “Acceptance, forgiveness, faith and making the most of life knowing how quickly it can be taken to name a few.” She said she wrote the post to urge other dog owners to be more careful.‘IN MY HEART FOREVER’Sam added: “Big love to all our furry friends and especially Miley who will be in my heart forever.” Dad-of-one Chris was so besotted with Miley he would take her to fancy restaurants — where she would get her own seat — and even flew her out to join him during the Euro 2016 tournament in France. Cocker spaniel-Jack Russell cross Miley was one of three family dogs that fell ill The pampered dog was once pictured in first class on a train from London to Manchester — with a plate of chopped-up sausage in front of her. Posting that snap online, Sam declared: “One spoilt pooch! Have to give it to her though! She’s made me proud in London! Been a dream. “Loved the underground and the London bus! She had a blast on her London holiday.” Miley enjoyed regular grooming, having her coat curled in rollers and had also been pictured accompanying Chris to training and with the couple on holiday. She joined them in Rome after Smalling was loaned from Manchester United and was driven there in a camper-van. After moving into the home last October, Chris said: “I lived in a hotel for a month and we moved into a beautiful house last week. “It’s 700 years old, just outside Rome. It’s surrounded by greenery which is important with our dogs.” The couple’s Instagram accounts are littered with pictures of the pooches. ‘JUST SO LOVING’On December 31, they posted a family picture holding their little boy Leo flanked by the three dogs. Last August, they arranged a professional baby shoot for their son — with Miley alongside him. The couple are staunch vegans, committed to animal welfare. Last year Chris put the boot into dog owners who leave their pets in hot cars. The pair’s other dog, a Hungarian Vizsla named Ruben, was also sick but managed to pull through Read Also: Mourinho claims he knows Chelsea plans ahead of London derby In a video filmed by animal welfare campaigners PETA, he said: “In the time it takes to pop into the supermarket for a loaf of bread, your best friend could bake to death.” Last February caring Chris took time out of his busy training schedule to visit the Dogs Trust centre in Manchester to meet a puppy that had been named after him. On a previous visit he said: “I think that dogs are just so loving. “The fact that no matter what kind of day you’ve had, you can come home and they’re always so happy to see you. They’re always there no matter what.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Taifa Stars Arrive, Seek First Ever Win over Eagles

first_imgIn 1980, at the 12th Africa Cup of Nations finals also hosted by Nigeria, the Green Eagles lashed the Taifa Stars 3-1 in the tournament’s opening match.In the qualifying race for the Spain ’82 FIFA World Cup finals, both teams drew 1-1 at the National Stadium in Lagos, before Nigeria won 2-0 in Dar es Salaam thanks to goals by John Chidozie and Christian Nwokocha.The Eagles walked over the Taifa Stars in a 1986 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture. In the first half of this fixture, in Dar es Salaam in September last year, both teams drew 0-0.The Super Eagles yesterday intensified their preparation at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, with a commitment to using the match as rehearsal for next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Series Match-day 1 encounter against Zambia in Ndola.Meanwhile, officials for Saturday’s match also arrived in Nigeria yesterday. They are Mr. Bokinda Inyangi (Democratic Republic of Congo), who is match commissioner, and Algerians Mehdi Abid Charef (referee), Abdelhak Etchiali (first assistant), Ahmed Tamen (second assistant) and Mustapha Ghorbal (reserve referee).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The delegation of Tanzania’s Taifa Stars to Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Super Eagles landed in Abuja yesterday aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight, and immediately flew out to Uyo aboard a Dana Air flight same day.NFF’s Head of Protocol, Tunde Aderibigbe received the contingent in Abuja and flew together with them to Uyo, while NFF Deputy General Secretary, Dr. Emmanuel Ikpeme received the delegation at the airport in Uyo, before the visiting team was driven to the Ibom Le Meridien hotel.The Taifa Stars are still searching for their first win over the Super Eagles after five previous clashes. The first encounter between the two teams was at the 2nd All-Africa Games that Nigeria hosted in 1973, with Nigeria edging the tie 2-1.last_img read more