Former Rumson Mayor, US Senator to be Honored for Holocaust Rescue…

first_img“It really is an untold storyabout this man who qualified tobe a ‘Righteous Gentile,’” saidJoy Kurland, JHSNJ executivedirector. In October 1943, Barbour and a handful of his fellow legislators met with a group of 400 rabbis who had marched in Washington to demand that the U.S. government intervene in the Holocaust. Days later Barbour introduced a bill proposing that the U.S. allow 100,000 refugees under threat by Hitler to enter the U.S. and stay for the duration of the war. As the rest of the world argued about what to do, whether to intervene or isolate, whether to opt for conscience or complacency, some spoke out loud and clear. Although he came from a wealthy family – his father was the founder of the Barbour Linen Thread Company in Paterson – he forged a unique path to Congress that included rejecting a Princeton education in favor of the family business and a boxing career that led to his triumph as the World Champion Amateur Heavyweight Boxing Champion in 1910. Among them was Monmouth Beach-born W. Warren Barbour, a former mayor of Rumson, former World Heavyweight Amateur Boxing Champion and finally, a distinguished senator from New Jersey. A Republican like his father before him, Barbour was elected to the Rumson Borough Council in 1922 and became mayor of Rumson in 1923 – a position he held until 1928. For Jews and other minorities targeted by the Nazis, the madness spreading across Europe in the 1930s and 1940s was a death sentence. Fur ther research revealed much more about Barbour and his connection to Paterson through the Barbour Linen Thread Mill. “Prior to (World War II), the public was over whelmingly against additional immigration,” Medoff noted in emailed comments regarding his research. “There was also strong opposition to getting involved in the war. The general attitude was that the U.S. should not get mixed up in Europe’s problems.” After a bout with tuberculosis in his youth, Barbour passed on a Princeton education in favor of a boxing career, winning the Amateur Heavyweight Boxing title as a young man.Photo courtesy The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey After his father’s death in 1917, Barbour took over the presidency of the family firm. A few years later, he embarked on a political career. It was a time of racial, ethnic and religious divides; a time of turmoil marked by protests and polarization over immigration, threats of war and worries over economic uncertainty. A Republican, Sen. Barbour voted in favor of the legislation that established the Social Security Administration under Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Barbour died in office Nov. 22, 1943 at the age of 58.Photo courtesy The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey Sharing the story with fellow members of the society, Polton garnered support for the idea of honoring Barbour and sharing his story. The society was able to raise the money to hire Medoff to conduct fur ther research on Barbour and prepare a lecture in his honor. As his prominence grew, Barbour’s remarks in Congress became the genesis of a newspaper column echoing his advocacy for social justice and equality. By Eileen Moon Born in Monmouth Beach, Sen. W. Warren Barbour served as a councilman and mayor of Rumson before entering Congress. Throughout his life, he was a passionate advocate for equal rights for all citizens. In 1943, he introduced a bill in Congress that would have given refuge in the United States to 100,000 Jews and other minorities targeted by the Nazis for the duration of the war.Photo courtesy The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey For decades, his history rested quietly in various archives. Browsing through the digital copies of a Jewish newspaper published in the Paterson area one day, JHSNJ president Richard Polton happened upon a page containing a column by Sen. Barbour outlining his argument for tolerance and equality. For reservations and information on the program, contact the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey at 201-300-6590 or email During his years in Congress, Barbour was a strong advocate for social justice and religious tolerance. “There can be no peace until human beings recognize the rights of others less fortunate than they are or who possess different religions or philosophies,” he wrote. “Enduring peace will be found only in the doctrine of ‘live and let live.’ ’’ Appointed to the Senate to fill the unexpired term of Dwight Morrow in 1931, Barbour served until 1936, when a Democratic landslide led by Franklin Delano Roosevelt swept him out of office. He returned to the Senate in 1938 when he was appointed to fill the unexpired term of John G. Milton. Before the bill could proceed, Barbour suffered a heart attack, dying in office Nov. 22, 1943. He was 55. In 1927, Barbour donated his family home to the borough in memory of his parents. In 1929, the building at 80 River Road became the town’s first borough hall. Prior to that, the mayor and council met in the firehouse on Center Street. The Barbour donation served as the center of borough operations until 2008, when a new building took its place. On Sunday, Nov. 3, the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey will honor Barbour for his Holocaust rescue efforts with a reception and lecture about Barbour’s life and achievements by Rafael Medoff, executive director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies in Washington D.C. “Here we are in 2019 and the issues of tolerance are still completely relevant,” noted Polton. “It’s just an incredible story. Here’s a man who really stepped outside of what you would imagine were the prevailing attitudes of his milieu in a progressive way.” Public opinion began to shift in late 1943 and early 1944. “With the defeat of the Germans at Stalingrad and the surrender of Italy and other developments, many Americans felt more secure in the likelihood of victory and more willing to extend a helping hand,” he continued. Medoff will share details of his research during his lecture Nov. 3. The lecture will take place in a portion of the former Barbour Mill, now the Art Factory, at 70 Spruce St., Paterson. The lecture is free but reser vations are recommended. Members of Barbour’s family will attend the event. last_img read more

Classrooms and Calleja recognize negotiations for Ekambi

first_imgJean Michel Aulas, president of Olympique de Lyon, confirmed through his Twitter account the negotiations between the whole of the Rhone and Villarreal by Karl Toko Ekambi. France Football shared through Twitter an information in which they themselves claimed that there was an agreement for the transfer of the Cameroonian striker in exchange for 20 million euros. Something that the president half-denied: he confirmed the negotiations between both clubs by the striker and revealed that it is not negotiated for a transfer but for a transfer with option to buy. Further, Classrooms added that the agreement between the parties is still far from closed, although, he says, the Lyon coaching staff likes it.As AS learned, after a few days of tug-of-war, both entities are closing the player’s exit with a transfer with a mandatory purchase option of 20 million euros. In addition to Classrooms on Twitter, Villarreal coach Javier Calleja has acknowledged that “negotiations with Olympique have resumed,” admitting that his departure is “possible.” Ekambi had also hinted a few days ago his intention to leave Villarreal, not having the minutes that the player believed he should have. But the first offer of Lyon, twelve million euros, did not reach what the club demanded for its transfer. This second transfer offer with option to purchase seems already definitive. This tweet, in addition to the statements of Javi Calleja, confirm that the departure of Karl Toko Ekambi from Vila-real is quite likely as does the fact that the player has not trained this morning with the rest of the first squad at Javi Calleja’s orders.The striker, who arrived last year in exchange for 18 million euros, has been one of the team’s scorers. This year he has played 19 meetings with Villarreal so far this season in which he has scored six goals.last_img read more

FEU slams depleted Adamson, forces Final Four playoff vs La Salle

first_imgLATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University extended its stay in the competition after an absolute beating of second seed Adamson University, 82-56, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Tamaraws finished their eliminations campaign with an 8-6 record to force a playoff with De La Salle, also at 8-6, for the last Final Four slot.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ronaldo still very much part of Portugal team, insists coach Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “We still have one game to play to make it to the Final Four and we’re thankful for that opportunity.”Wendell Comboy top billed for the Tamaraws with 11 points and four rebounds while Arvin Tolentino added 10 points and five rebounds.The Tamaraws didn’t just put a powerful display in the offensive end, converting on 12 of their 19 three-point attempts, but they also clamped down on the Soaring Falcons who looked confused without Ahanmisi and Manganti.Adamson shot the ball at a poor rate at 29.7 percent, 19-of-64, while also getting outrebounded 46-34.Jerom Lastimosa picked up the slack for the Falcons with 11 points and four boards.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Adamson, which already secured tne No. 2 seed and twice-to-beat advantage prior to the game, played without stars Sean Manganti and Jerrick Ahanmisi.FEU started off hot building a 14-0 lead at the start of the game after Wendell Comboy’s triple and that was practically the foundation the Tamaraws leaned on throughout the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Tamarawas would eventually take a 34-point lead, 70-36, after RJ Ramirez’ three-pointer with 54 seconds left in the third quarter.“We’re finally getting the breaks here in the second round,” said FEU head coach Olsen Racela whose team is on a three-game winning run heading into its playoff with La Salle on Wednesday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

RICCE Conservation Agriculture Farmers Exhibit Products at Mini Agricultural Fair in Nimba

first_imgFarmers practicing the newly introduced “conservation agriculture” around the ArcelorMittal concessional areas in Nimba County, recently exhibited their first farm produce at the mini agricultural fair in Zortapa, Nimba County.About seven groups from within Zor Community participated in the exhibition, which brought together scores of community members, including chiefs, elders, youth, students, and women and among other.Farm produce displayed at the fair were mainly vegetable products including beans, corn, cassava, pepper and ground pea (peanut).Speaking on behalf of the citizens of Zor community, Paramount Chief Joseph Y. Yormie stressed that short term training was not enough to give the citizens all the knowledge required to stand alone.He said there had been many training around the East Nimba Nature Reserve (ENNR) but neither of them yields any result that could sustain the citizens and stop them from fencing around the nature reserve.He said looking at the exhibition, he thinks, the conservation agriculture will be sustainable and beneficiary to the citizens of Zor and therefore called on authorities of ArcelorMittal and its implementer—RICCE—to extend the duration of the project and also include the remaining communities within the Zor Chiefdom.RICCE is implementing for ArcelorMittal to teach the farmers living around the ENNR to shift from the old farming method to new one.In January last year, RICCE introduces a new farming method called “Conservation Agriculture” in and around the communities surrounding the ENNR.In conservation agriculture, according to RICCE, the farmer doesn’t require burning the farm after brushing, but rather go ahead with their planting their crops and also the farmer has the opportunity to continue farming on the same spot over and over with less energy.The Forest Development Authority and citizens of Zor reached an agreement in 2008 to co-manage the Northern Nimba Nature Reserve after years of hurdle between FDA and communities over the surveying of the reserve.On the tour of some demonstration sites, the program manager Renee Gibson explained that individual farmers are getting involved and carrying on their project other than the group.She further explained that farmers are now being taught to build their own organic fertilizers so as to keep their crops fertilized.According to our Nimba Correspondent, vegetable crops seen at the demonstration sites of the newly introduced farming method looked fresher than that of the old farming method where burning of bush is done after brushing.“The money you take to fell will be used to pay your child’s school fees, so the conservation agriculture is good,” said one Peter, a farmer.However, Zor Community residents have called on ArcelorMittal’s authorities to include tree crop in the program and also extend the training duration so as get more insight on the new method.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgTwo men have appeared at a special sitting of Sligo District Court tonight in connection wiht a massive drugs seizure in Donegal yesterday.The men were charged in connection with the seizure of a significant quantity of cannabis.The men, aged 44 and 37, were charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, and cultivation of cannabis at Trummon, Laghey. They were both remanded in custody by Judge Kevin Kilraine to Castlerea Prison to appear again at Harristown District Court on 1 June.MEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH DONEGAL DRUGS HAUL was last modified: May 26th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Picture special: Scoil Cholmcille sing Christmas Carols for St Vincent de Paul

first_imgPupils and staff of Scoil Cholmcille, Letterkenny entertained shoppers in the Letterkenny Shopping Centre and at the Market Square, raising much needed money for the Society of St Vincent de Paul. This may well be the last time that the Scoil Cholmcille choir will sing carols as an all-boys choir before the school makes the exciting transition to co-education in 2018.  Picture special: Scoil Cholmcille sing Christmas Carols for St Vincent de Paul was last modified: December 12th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Why kids all want to ‘Lego’ to Bricks 4 Kidz summer camps!

first_imgThe Bricks 4 Kidz Lego summer camps have become a sensational hit for children across Donegal.Over 130 kids have taken part in the fun and educational activities in the first two weeks. Spaces are going fast for the 30 camps being hosted in 17 different locations between July and August 2018. Some camps have already sold out in Bundoran, Dunfanaghy and Ballyshannon and many more only have a few spaces left.The Bricks 4 Kidz team are well on the way to seeing 300+ kids get involved in camps this month alone and over 600 during July and August. Bricks 4 Kidz Donegal provide children aged 5-12 with a world of fun and innovation as they build and play with LEGO® bricks of every colour and size. The 5-day summer camps, which have been designed to teach the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) are very popular with boys and girls around the world.Camps have different themes every day including Superheroes, Jurassic Day, Amazing Animals, Spin Art.Small class sizes ensure children get one-to-one attention and every child receives a Bricks 4 Kidz T-Shirt and Master Builder Certificate.Camps are happening every week July and August in Pinehill Studios Letterkenny, with further camps being held in Lifford, Ballybofey, Donegal Town, Buncrana, Ramelton, Rathmullan, Glenties, Dungloe, Killybegs, Muff, Gweedore. Flexible payment options and group and sibling discounts are available, contact JP McGonigle for more information on 0863894833.If you want to secure your child’s’ place with Bricks 4 Kidz this summer, visit or call 0863894833Sponsored PostWhy kids all want to ‘Lego’ to Bricks 4 Kidz summer camps! was last modified: July 12th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bricks 4 kidzchildrenfamilysummer campThings to dolast_img read more

iPhone users warned over ‘silent hack’ allowing crooks access your phone

first_imgiPhone users are being warned by Google that they may have been “quietly” hacked by rogue websites.The tech giant says simply visiting a website was enough to let hackers silently hijack your phone – giving them access to your photos, messages and more.According to Google’s cyber-sleuthing Project Zero team, hackers were previously able to gain access to your images and location info. The cyber-experts also warn that the hacking campaign affected most iPhone models, and went on for two years, according to a report. The bug, which has now been fixed, will be worrying for iPhone owners – particularly as the devices are well-known for their privacy and security.“There was no target discrimination – simply visiting the hacked site was enough for the exploit server to attack your site,” said Google’s Ian Beer, who works on the Project Zero team that discovered the bug.Google said that Apple was notified of the issue on February 1, 2019. Apple then patched the flaw six days later, protecting users against the bug.As always, it’s important to keep your iPhone updated with the latest software version to protect yourself against hacks.If you update to the latest software version, you’ll be safe from this particular exploit.“Keeping your software up to date is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your Apple product’s security,” Apple’s support page explains.The easiest way to update your iPhone is wirelessly – just follow these simple steps: Plug your iPhone into a power socket, and connect to a Wi-Fi networkTap Settings > General > Software UpdateTap ‘Download and Install’Tap ‘Install’ to update immediately, or tap ‘Later’ and choose ‘Install Tonight’ to update while your phone is plugged in overnightYou may have to enter your passcodeIf you don’t have enough space for the update on your phone, Apple may ask you if it can temporarily remove some apps from your phone.iPhone users warned over ‘silent hack’ allowing crooks access your phone was last modified: August 31st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chase Krivashei becomes Humboldt State’s all-time leading receiver as Jacks crush Simon Fraser

first_imgEntering the 2017 season, both halves of Humboldt State’s Corona Connection, Robert Webber and Chase Krivashei, were on the brink of becoming the school’s career leaders at their respective positions.Webber had his record-setting night in their own back yard against Azusa Pacific back in September. For Krivashei, his record-breaking day came north of the border in Canada.On a day where he hauled in a season-high 103 receiving yards, Krivahsei surpassed Hall of Famer Dustin Creager as Humboldt …last_img read more

Bing for iPhone Gets Barcode Scanner and Basic Twitter and Facebook Client

first_imgTags:#Microsoft#news#search#web Not only did Bing arrive as a new search option in Apple’s iOS4 update yesterday, but Microsoft also just launched a new version of its native Bing for iPhone app. The app now features a RedLaser-like barcode scanner and an enhanced social search mode that highlights results from your social network on Twitter and Facebook. In addition, the app now also features a basic Twitter and Facebook client.Twitter Client and Social SearchThe Twitter/Facebook client is very basic and only allows you to respond to tweets, retweet and post new tweets. The app does not feature a URL shortener or any other advanced features. Chances are, you wouldn’t want to use the Bing app as your standard Twitter and Facebook client, but the features are good enough to allow you to interact with your friends when their Tweets and Facebook status updates appear in your social search results. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois Barcode Scanner: Fast, Easy – But With Limited ResultsThe most interesting feature addition to the Bing for iPhone app is the barcode and cover art scanner. With this, you can quickly scan a barcode an any product with the iPhone’s built-in camera and compare prices at different online retailers. In our short test, the app was able to read barcodes pretty easily – even on an iPhone 3G without autofocus. While RedLaser and ShopSavvy sometimes take a while before they recognize a barcode (especially if you don’t have a very steady hand), the Bing app quickly latched on to any barcode we threw at it. Sadly, though, the shopping results in the Bing app can’t compete with those in ShopSavvy, for example. While Bing only returned 3 results for this book, ShopSavvy returned over 50 results, including 15 from local brick and mortar stores. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more