JERUSALEM– Scores of Jewish settlers on Thursday stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in the city of Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem), a Palestinian official told Anadolu Agency.Backed by Israeli forces, about 32 settlers stormed the compound from the Al-Magharba Gate, provoking Muslim worshippers, said one Islamic Endowment Authority official.According to the official, Israeli forces expelled three worshippers and questioned three students “as part of Israel’s policy of harassing worshippers.”Israeli officials, meanwhile, were not available for comment. In recent months, groups of extremist Jewish settlers – often accompanied by Israeli security forces – have stepped up their attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex. The frequent violations anger Palestinian Muslims and occasionally lead to violent confrontations.Jews refer to the area as the “Temple Mount,” claiming it was the site of two prominent Jewish temples in ancient times.Israel occupied Al-Quds during the 1967 Middle East War. It later annexed the holy city in 1980, claiming it as the capital of the self-proclaimed Jewish state.
TCU housing helps upperclassmen find their home Twitter Explore DFW with Campus Rec Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts ReddIt Dylan Guest is a journalism major and Spanish minor from the Caribbean island of Aruba. Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ ReddIt Twitter Dylan Guest Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ printTCU’s Community Engagement Programming will be offering an alternative spring break trip next semester to Houston next semester.Students will be working with St. Bernard’s Project (SBP), an organization that helps rebuild homes for families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.Marit Winborn, the Community Engagement coordinator, said TCU students that attend will have an opportunity to impact a community while working alongside a nonprofit organization. “The reason this service project was chosen is because TCU students will have the opportunity to acquire hands-on skills while also giving back to the community,” Winborn said. Although this kind of work may be new to some students, no experience is required to sign up and students will be trained on the first day.“Students will literally be helping families build their homes from the ground up, and this may include hanging insulation, painting, priming, hanging trim, texturing, laying floors and many other things,” Winborn said. There are 10 spaces available for students. The deadline to apply is Jan. 1, and the application can be found on Community Engagement’s page on Engage.The trip will cost $350, which includes transportation, most meals, lodging and the volunteer experience. Students must pay a $50 deposit by Feb. 5 to hold their spot, and the remaining $300 balance is due by Feb. 10. Need-based waivers will be available, however, and students can select the option on their application.The group will travel in vans, which Wiborn said will give students an opportunity to get to know each other. In Houston, a local church that has places to sleep and take showers, as well as game rooms, will host students.Students will also have free time in Houston, where they will be able to explore and choose activities they would like to do for one day.Students from other universities will also be present, giving TCU students a chance to connect with them and the community members and SBP staff.Winborn said he believes students will learn a lot from this trip.“I want students to walk away from this trip understanding what it is like to interact with people who are different than them as well as understand what it is like to serve others,” Winborn said. “It is important to learn how to put others before ourselves, as that is how we grow and become active citizens in the community.” World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Previous articleVolleyball outmatched by No.1 Baylor in season finaleNext articleWomen’s basketball tops Boise State in Maggie Dixon Classic to remain undefeated Dylan Guest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR National Parks road trip to be held during spring break Linkedin Health, communication and media: New minor is on the way Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin
England captain Joe Root lamented his team’s failure to exploit their “good positions” in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane but was confident they would bounce back from their stinging 10-wicket defeat on Monday.Root’s team matched Australia for three days at the Gabba but their batsmen crumbled on day four to be dismissed for 195 in the second innings.Australia openers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft then mowed down the 170 required for victory before lunch on day five as the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.”For three days, we probably, for the majority of the time, outplayed Australia…We played some excellent cricket,” Root told reporters.”Unfortunately, when we got into good positions, we didn’t quite capitalise on it.”If we had done that, it would have been a very different [email protected]: “I don’t think the score is a fair reflection on how the game went. We have a great opportunity in Adelaide” #Asheshttps://t.co/Z8hNjmXMxW pic.twitter.com/5QWelDARdI- England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 27, 2017″There are things we need to address and learn from this game.”I think the most important thing is we stay strong and tight as a group of players and that we continue to keep doing the hard work that we have done throughout the whole trip.”One thing that stands out as a team we have great character,” Root added.”We have come back from difficult situations, tough days like today and bounced back straight away. That’s the mentality we have to have next week. I have every confidence we can do so.”advertisementThe series heads to Adelaide for the first day-night Ashes Test starting Saturday, a quick turnaround for both teams.All-rounder Moeen Ali bowled with pain after tearing open the skin on his spinning finger, while there was speculation that England’s pace spearhead James Anderson had suffered a strain after he was used sparingly on day three.Anderson bowled a full complement of 11 overs in Australia’s second innings, however, and Root said both the paceman and Moeen would be fine for Adelaide.The sting of defeat was spiked with embarrassment after Bancroft revealed that Jonny Bairstow had headbutted him in a “weird” way of greeting when the England players mixed with Western Australia’s team in Perth at the start of the tour.Just wait for Steve Smith to absolutely lose it at the end of this video! ??? #Ashes pic.twitter.com/S3UMqBfEZj- cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) November 27, 2017Smith revealed that the Australian players had sledged Bairstow about the incident on the field on day four and believed that the chatter had caused the England wicketkeeper to throw away his wicket with a poor shot selection on day four.England coach Trevor Bayliss was disappointed with his team for giving Australia “ammunition” with their off-field partying not long after all-rounder Ben Stokes’s arrest in Bristol for alleged assault during a night out.”We’ve just got to be smarter,” the Australian said.”Most people in the world like going out and having a few quiet ones, but we have to be careful that you don’t do anything stupid, we just have to smarter. And if that means bloody not having a drink, then so be it.”
by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow â€”Â Cancer effects everyone in some way, whether a friend, loved one, or you yourself are diagnosed with the terrible illness. There are many challenges to face, and not everyone wins the fight, but the American Cancer Society’s continued efforts help support research and the fight to end cancer.In an effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society, the local relay group will be holding the 20th annual Relay for Life Sumner County event this Saturday at Heritage Park/Memorial Auditorium in downtown Wellington from 6 p.m.-2 a.m.A free survivors and caregivers dinner will begin at 5 p.m. inside Memorial Auditorium at 208 N. Washington, provided by Sean and Dawn McCue. Parking is available in the former Apple Market parking lot, and golf cart transportation will be available. Promptly at 6 p.m., a survivors and caregivers victory lap will start the Relay for Life in Heritage Park, weather permitting. If weather is inclement, the victory lap and relay will be held inside the auditorium.So far locally, 10 teams and 55 participants have raised $9,510.93 toward the fight to end cancer.Luminaries in honor of survivors or those who have lost their battle with cancer will be available for purchase. The luminaria takes place after dark, and they are all lit during a quiet ceremony.There will be plenty of entertainment throughout the evening, including performances and prize drawings. The event is free and open to the public.The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is the world’s largest fundraising event to help end cancer. The event unites communities across the world to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones who lost the battle with cancer, and take action to finish to fight to end cancer. The society helps save more than 500 lives a day, with the support of thousands of volunteers. Join the fight to take action against a disease that has taken too many lives!Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments