CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 07: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish watches his team play against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the game at Kenan Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Notre Dame, still undefeated, has a big game against a desperate Florida State squad on Saturday, and the Fighting Irish will be wearing green uniforms for the affair. It looks like they may have trolled a former opponent when they unveiled them.In the first game of the season, Notre Dame knocked off Michigan, 24-17, at home. At the moment, it’s a big deal – because the Fighting Irish and the Wolverines are No. 3 and No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings, respectively.Notre Dame apparently does not want the committee to forget how the game turned out. When the Fighting Irish unveiled their green jerseys earlier this week, there were two interesting numbers on display.Check it out:No. 3 @NDFootball is playing the home finale the way you started it, #NDFamily…… in green.#GoIrish☘️ #BeatSeminoles pic.twitter.com/OglWcsm0Sj— The Fighting Irish (@FightingIrish) November 9, 2018Love the Michigan score in the jersey numbers. (Spotted by @jameslikesbball )— Joe Decker (@JuRD5) November 9, 2018Assuming both teams win out, the committee is going to have to make a tough decision where to rank them. Michigan will have knocked off Ohio State and the Big Ten West champion, while Notre Dame will have finished undefeated – with a win over the Wolverines.The odds suggest that if both teams win out, they’ll be in the playoff – unless both Oklahoma and Washington State also run the table to make it interesting.Notre Dame takes on Florida State on Saturday, while Michigan gets Rutgers.
Two people and two organizations are being recognized for their work promoting human rights in the province with the 2012 Human Rights Award. The Human Rights Commission is presenting the awards Monday, Dec. 10, at the International Human Rights Day Event at Millwood High School in Halifax Regional Municipality. The theme is, Voice It! Change It! The award categories are individual, organization and youth. People submitted nominations to the commission and the winners were chosen by the commissioners. The winners in the individual category are Jake MacDonald of Wolfville and Christine Porter of Sydney. The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre in Halifax is the recipient in the organization category and receiving the youth award is No Glory Productions, a group of students from Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School. “It is because of the tireless and committed work of the award recipients that all of us have a better life,” saidHammonds Plains-Upper Sackville MLA Mat Whynott, on behalf of Ross Landry, Minister responsible for the Human Rights Commission. “Their desire to talk about improving lives and then turning those words into actions is an inspiring example of voicing it, and then changing it.” Mr. MacDonald, a survivor of a brain injury, is the past president of the Annapolis Valley Chapter of the Brain Injury Association in Nova Scotia from 1999 to 2011. He was chosen for his work to educate the public and health-care professionals about brain injury prevention with initiatives such as Operation Headway, Noggin Knowledge and In-Roads. Christine Porter is the executive director, AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton/Sharp Advice Needle Exchange. She is being recognized for her commitment and dedication to injection drug users, people living with mental illness and addiction. She educates health professionals and health institutions about the needs of people living in these hard circumstances. For 29 years, the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre has offered support, education, counselling and advocacy for women who have experienced sexual violence. The centre also provides education programs raising awareness of sexual abuse, social injustice such as sexism as well as developing community resources. “The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre has fought for women’s rights for over 30 years,” said executive director Irene Smith. “Though women’s rights are guaranteed in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, women still face barriers to justice. We are honoured to receive this award and it encourages us to continue our efforts.” No Glory Productions, who with the support of a teacher, and student support worker, created a video on racism. It is a powerful, courageous and honest message of marginalization. “Protecting and promoting human rights is a passion I share with the recipients,” said David Shannon, CEO and executive director of the Human Rights Commission. “Having their dedication and insight as part of the cause makes it very rewarding.” International Human Rights Day celebrates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations on Dec. 10, 1948. It is credited with shaping human rights around the world. A Canadian, John Humphrey, drafted the original document. For more information go to www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/ .