Monday, July 28 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:47:04 GMT
Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.Full Story >
Israeli jets pounded three Hamas sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:01:08 GMT
BY: Megan O'Rourke Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman. Councilman Chris Seelbach said his proposal is different because itFull Story >
Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:51:51 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:48:16 GMT
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash. Police are investigating the hit and run reported just before midnight in Butler County. Officials say a pedestrianFull Story >
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The Xavier University men's basketball team will have the unique opportunity to participate in a nine-day cultural and athletic trip to Brazil in August.
The Musketeers, who will depart from Cincinnati on Aug. 3, will be based out of Rio de Janeiro for the duration of their trip until their return on Aug. 12.
"This is a great educational opportunity as well as a chance for our team to grow together on and off the court," said head coach Chris Mack.
From an athletic standpoint, the team will participate in four exhibition games against top level Brazilian professional and club teams. Xavier's squad includes seven returning scholarship letterwinners, including soon-to-be senior returning starters Matt Stainbrook, Justin Martin and Dee Davis.
In addition to Xavier's current roster, the trip also provides a valuable basketball opportunity for several new faces. NCAA rules allow incoming student-athletes to compete in all games and participate in all practices related to this trip, which means the exhibitions will be the debut of Xavier's national-ranked 2014 recruiting class, including Edmond Sumner, J.P. Macura, Trevon Bluiett, Makinde London and Sean O'Mara. Junior Remy Abell, an Indiana University transfer who sat out 2013-14 due to NCAA transfer regulations, will also be permitted to participate in all games and practices. XU will be permitted 10 practices at Xavier prior to the Aug. 3 departure.
In addition to the athletic experience the trip will offer, the student-athletes will also participate in a three-credit hour program held in conjunction with this trip. This program will blend an understanding of business with an emphasis on cultural competence and social justice.
The students will prepare for the trip during the month of July by studying the cultural, political, economic and consumer climate in Brazil. During their time in Rio de Janeiro they will receive lectures from local business experts allowing them to compare the Brazilian business climate with that of the United States. The students will also have an opportunity to visit local favelas, or slums, as a means of creating dialogue concerning the role of business and its responsibility to those less fortunate. The academic portion goes through all approval processes as any other study abroad program in the University.
"One of the tenets of Xavier's mission statement is to prepare students for living and working in an increasingly diverse and interdependent world, study abroad programs are an important part of achieving this mission as students have the opportunity to learn these lessons first hand," said Tom Hayes, Ph.D., Xavier University Chair and Professor of Marketing.
Rio de Janeiro will be the center of attention in the sports world over the next few years.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Sunday, July 27 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:32:04 GMT
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. James Rolman, 72, was found in his car inside a silo at an abandoned trucking company at 205 Smalley Road Saturday in Lockland. Full Story >
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:21:57 GMT
A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:11:46 GMT
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati. The main message expressed during today's rally was "I stand with Israel.Full Story >