Russian military deserting posts, refusing to fight at all levels, says Pentagon
Russian military service members of all ranks are deserting positions and refusing to fight in Ukraine, the press service of the United Stated Department of Defense reported on July 25, citing an unnamed high-ranking Pentagon official.news.yahoo.com
NCAA Baseball Tournament: Notre Dame takes on No. 1 Tennessee in Super Regionals Friday, 6/10
The Notre Dame baseball team won three straight games at the Statesboro Regional, allowing four or fewer runs in each victory. 2022 College Baseball Super Regional oddsBoth teams went undefeated in their respective regionals, but something will have to give as they try to advance. Notre Dame’s odds of winning the Knoxville Super Regional are +265, while Tennessee’s odds are -350 at FanDuel Sportsbook. They should be firing on all cylinders in front of their home fans, and Notre Dame could struggle with their complete lineup. Knoxville Super Regional prediction: Tennessee (-350)The last time the two teams met was in 2013, and Notre Dame picked up a 3-2 win.mlive.com
WMU football lands transfer commitment from former Tennessee WR
KALAMAZOO, MI – Western Michigan added another contestant to a wide-open wide receiver competition for the upcoming season by landing a commitment from former Tennessee pass catcher Andison Coby. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound wideout committed to the Broncos this week, and he’ll have three years of eligibility at WMU. WMU’s wide receiver room was hit hard by graduation (Bryce Nunnelly), a transfer (Jaylen Hall to Western Kentucky) and an early entry to the NFL draft (Skyy Moore), leaving a wide-open depth chart for 2022. Hrabowski was used as a run threat and finished his rookie season with 21 carries for 121 yards, but did not throw a pass. WMU’s position battles at quarterback and wide receiver will begin Sunday, when the Broncos open spring practice.mlive.com
Ex-Michigan QB Joe Milton named starter for Tennessee
Tennessee first-year coach Josh Heupel is turning to a former Wolverine to open the season as the team’s starting quarterback. Heupel, who spent the previous three years at Central Florida, announced Monday that ex-Michigan quarterback Joe Milton will start behind center for the Volunteers in their opener Thursday against Bowling Green. He did not throw a touchdown pass the final three games he started while completing less than 50% of his throws. However, Milton also brings size (6-foot-5, 244 pounds) and a strong arm to the position. In three years at Michigan, Milton was 86-for-152 passing for 1,194 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions.mlive.com
Ann Arbor Police Department seeks applicants for police chaplains program
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Those looking to help the community through faith can now volunteer as a police chaplain with the Ann Arbor Police Department. Chaplains will ride along with AAPD officers during patrol shifts to offer support to both community members and officers. That support includes giving advice or referrals, providing comfort during death notifications, offering prayer at ceremonies or special events and attending community events with AAPD personnel. These could range from counseling individuals contemplating suicide or assisting those with a loved one who has killed themselves, answering religious/spiritual questions, and providing encouragement for AAPD personnel and families. Those with questions should contact AAPD Officer Martelle at 734-794-6900 ext.
Bay County seeks volunteers to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccine
BAY CITY, MI - The Bay County Health Department is looking for volunteers to help out with all aspects of delivering the COVID-19 vaccine to residents at clinics. The health department sent out a call for volunteers on Thursday, March 11 for those of varying skill levels such as medical volunteers, traffic control and general onsite support. Volunteer applications can be found on the Bay County website and they should be returned via email to email@example.com. More from MLiveCOVID-19 vaccine access expands in Bay County, here’s how to registerUnited Kingdom variant of COVID-19 found in Tuscola CountyGot the COVID-19 vaccine somewhere else? Remove your name from the registration list, says Bay County Health DepartmentCoronavirus vaccination scam calls reported in Bay and Saginaw countiesSTARS providing rides to vaccination clinics in Saginaw County churches for those 50 and olderUnited Kingdom variant of COVID-19 identified in Saginaw CountySaginaw County announces new instructions for COVID-19 vaccination registrationmlive.com
A Pilsen basement turned into a warming space is a ‘blessing’ for homeless neighbors during frigid weather, but more help is needed
Through at least Sunday, the basement will be used as a warming space from 5 to 9 p.m. with a capacity for nine people. Volunteers to spread the word, pick up homeless people and donations of essentials are still needed, said Morales. When the spaces closes, volunteers help the men find somewhere to spend the night. They open their homes, drive them to shelters or work with other nonprofits to get them a hotel room.chicagotribune.com
Washtenaw County community furnishes over 25 apartments for those exiting homelessness
It’s hard to furnish just one apartment but groups from around Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County have furnished over 25 in Avalon Housing’s new Hickory Way Apartments. By the end of the first phase of Hickory Way move-ins, community members will have filled 34 units. An additional 36 units will be available for Avalon Housing clients sometime in the summer, seven of which still need sponsors. (Heidi Ruud / HouseN2Home)Teams of volunteers and sponsors worked to collect items and set up over 25 apartments at Hickory Way in January. (Heidi Ruud / HouseN2Home)
Vaccine trial participants who received placebo now hop the line for the real thing from Pfizer, Moderna
Levin, 37, said he expected that, if the experimental vaccine turned out to be safe and effective, the trials would follow a protocol known as blinded crossover, endorsed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, among other experts, in which all volunteers come back for a second round of shots. Those who got the placebo get the vaccine, and those who got the vaccine get the saline solution — but everyone remains blinded.chicagotribune.com
Army takes Liberty Bowl spot left by Tennessee's withdrawal
When that bowl game was called off because there was not another team available, it suddenly left Army looking for a postseason opponent. A spot in the Liberty Bowl became available Monday when Tennessee became the first team to back out since bowl berths were announced. The change to its Liberty Bowl opponent was no problem for West Virginia (5-4). “Our team deserves to be in a bowl and so does the 9-2 Army squad,” West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons said. Frankly, I think we were stunned to find out the opportunity would be in a bowl like the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
Michigan farms donate hundreds of Christmas trees to military families
Dozens of volunteers, wearing masks, loaded over 360 Christmas trees onto a FedEx truck at Wahmhoff Farms Nursery near Gobles. This year, the donated trees came from Wamoff Farms, Badger County Christmas Tress in Otsego, Peterson’s Riverview Nursey in Allegan and Armintrout’s Nursery also in Allegan. Akins, a Vietnam War veteran, reflected on when his Army troop received a Christmas tree in 1969. The organization was founded in 2005, and the organization delivers donated Christmas trees to military families each holiday season. This year, Trees for Troops expects to surpass a total of 250,000 Christmas trees donated to service members since the program started in 2005.mlive.com
Union volunteers build new observation deck in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Volunteers from the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance have constructed a new observational deck on the Washtenaw Community College campus. A 16-foot bench attached to the deck allows users to stop and watch for wildlife. “This project at WCC is one of perseverance,” said USA Director of Union Relations Walt Ingram in a release. The deck was assembled as a Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Work Boots in the Ground conservation project. “Getting people in the mechanical trades together to build something for WCC’s biology students and community members to use was an awesome experience,” said UA Local 190 Training Director Andy Fielder, who led the project.
White House seeks volunteers for the upcoming holiday season
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are seeking volunteers to make holiday magic happen at the White House this holiday season. Coronavirus concerns are cutting the list of volunteers to allow for social distancing. Volunteers are expected to wear masks. Applications for decorators and entertainers are now being accepted, to apply and for more information click here.
Volunteers canvas Michigan neighborhoods to get people to fill out 2020 Census
The clock is ticking on an effort to make sure everyone in Michigan is counted in the 2020 Census. Volunteers from different groups were out Saturday, hoping normally undercounted neighborhoods were heard and can get the services they need. The White House announced Monday its ending the Census a month early, despite the recommendation of the U.S. Census Bureau. READ: Worries about 2020 census accuracy grow with cut scheduleCensus experts, academics and civil rights activists worry the sped-up count could hurt its thoroughness and produce inaccurate data that will have lasting effects through the next decade. I want to make sure everyone whos out here today knows that.But the pandemic has complicated the 2020 Census, adding another hurdle as the clock keeps ticking.
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County seeks volunteers for food deliveries
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County is looking for community members to volunteer for weekly food deliveries to clients. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization has asked volunteers to take food from its JFS Specialty Food Pantry to clients in need. The food pantry provides non-perishable foods, fresh produce, and a variety of specialty foods for those with medical conditions or dietary restrictions. Volunteers will help deliver prepared meals to 200 households and groceries to 600 households. For the deliveries, volunteers need to use their own vehicles and call clients once the food has been dropped off.
Spirit of Detroit special showcases Metro Detroiters courage and kindness
Local 4 brought you another Spirit of Detroit" special on Wednesday night, highlighting the positive stories happening in our community during the virus pandemic. Devin Scillian and Kimberly Gill host the special, Wednesday at 8 p.m., on Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit. See how your neighbors are showing up for each other with acts of kindness, generosity and bravery. Well also have a special tribute to the Class of 2020. Watch the special above.
Volunteers help Hope Clinic provide additional groceries, services to community members
YPSILANTI, Mich. – During a time of increased need, volunteers and Washtenaw County organizations have stepped up to help Hope Clinic offer more groceries and services to community members. In the past month, there has been an increased demand for the services offered by Hope Clinic. Half of the households using the clinic’s medical, dental and food assistance services are new and demand for grocery assistance has tripled. But hope is never cancelled, and neither is Hope Clinic. GameAbove, an alumni group at Eastern Michigan University, raised over $50,000 for Hope Clinic.
Young Professionals assisting on Habitat's Cass St. home
The property at 520 Cass St. is Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County's 102nd home; and construction is nearing completion. He said Young Professionals, a local networking group, was excited for the opportunity to volunteer with the local nonprofit. At least 100 hours of the required volunteer work for those in program must be completed at the build site, Wells said. For Vanisacker and Monroe County Young Professionals, its an opportunity to give back to the community and help those in need. Weve had a few members who have benefited from Habitat homes, Vanisacker said.monroenews.com
Peace Corps volunteers claim retaliation for reporting sexual assaults
CBS News has obtained evidence that the Peace Corps is struggling with sexual assaults in its ranks. A survey shows nearly 20 percent of volunteers experienced some type of sexual assault, and more than half of those say they suffered repeat attacks. Pressure to change a culture of victim-blaming goes back years, but some survivors still claim they are blamed or punished. Kris Van Cleave reports.cbsnews.com
Volunteers deliver Christmas meals and holiday cheer
Volunteers deliver Christmas meals and holiday cheer Volunteers across New York City helped feed thousands of homebound elderly residents on Christmas Day. CBS News' Kris Van Cleave accompanied Citymeals-on-Wheels helpers as they prepared, packed up and delivered food and good cheer.cbsnews.com
U.S. Peace Corp volunteers exposed to Ebola
U.S. Peace Corp volunteers exposed to Ebola Two Peace Corp volunteers in Liberia have been exposed to Ebola, now blamed for 72 deaths there and in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Hundreds of volunteers have been pulled out of Africa. Dr. Jon LaPook reportscbsnews.com
Shiite volunteers mobilize behind religious leader in Iraq
Shiite volunteers mobilize behind religious leader in Iraq While Iraqi government forces are trying to show they’re on the offensive against ISIS militants, there is no denying they are increasingly relying on Shiite volunteers who answered a call to jihad by the country's top Shiite cleric. Clarissa Ward reports.cbsnews.com