COLUMBUS, Ohio —
Ohio State University wants to trademark the word "The" when used as part of the school's name on university merchandise.
The Columbus Dispatch reports the school submitted a trademark application this month to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The application requests a standard character trademark for the title "The Ohio State University" that would cover various items including T-shirts, baseball caps and hats.
University spokesman Chris Davey confirms the application. A statement from Davey says the school "works to vigorously protect the university's brand and trademarks."
The school has previously secured other trademarks, including names of football coaches Woody Hayes and Urban Meyer.
An Ohio State spokesman said last fall that the un...
Jerusalem - Israel is planning for the possibility that Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib will visit the Temple Mount.
Tlaib, D-Mich., is visiting Israel next week, and Omar, D-Minn., is reportedly joining, according to the Jerusalem Post.
The Times of Israel cited a report by Israel’s Channel 13 that said Israeli officials held a meeting where they said that if Tlaib, who is Palestinian-American, and Omar, who was born in Somalia, visit the Jerusalem site, they should not do so alongside Palestinian Authority officials, as it could be seen as backing Palestinian claims to the site.
The Muslim congresswomen have been vocal in their criticism of Israel. They have both been accused of occasionally relying on anti-Semitic tropes in their criticism of the Jewish state.
Washington - A vaping industry group sued the U.S. government on Wednesday to delay an upcoming review of thousands of e-cigarettes on the market.
The legal challenge by the Vapor Technology Association is the latest hurdle in the Food and Drug Administration’s yearslong effort to regulate the multibillion-dollar vaping industry, which includes makers and retailers of e-cigarette devices and flavored solutions.
The vaping group argued that the latest deadline of next May to submit products for review could wipe out many of the smaller companies. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Kentucky.
E-cigarettes first appeared in the U.S. more than a decade ago and have grown in popularity despite little research on their long-term effects, including whether they can help smoke...
At least five Philadelphia police officers were wounded, at least one reportedly grazed in the head, in an ongoing shootout in the city's Nicetown neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon.
Two officers were rushed to Temple University Hospital, officials told Fox 29.
Two other officers were taken to Einstein Hospital, at least one of them was shot in the arm. All four officers are in stable condition and one suspect is in custody, while another remains at large.
The situation was being described as an active shooting scene that began around 4:30 p.m.
Officers called for backup frantically saying "shots fired, shots fired at North 15th street."
Video footage of the scene showed a massive police presence in the neighborhood as dozens of responding pol...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a living example of how an election campaign can be decided at the last minute, on the days the polls open. In 2015, he amazed everyone when he led the Likud to 30 seats, many more than the last polls had predicted.
Many attribute that victory to the blitz of interviews Netanyahu gave on Election Day, as well as his unforgettable warning that “the Arabs are flocking to the polls.” In April Netanyahu did it again, closing the lead polls had predicted Blue and White would maintain over the Likud, this time by broadcasting a live feed on his Facebook page.
But this September, Netanyahu won’t be alone—the other parties have learned their lessons and intend to fire back on Election Day. But they mean to focus not on the riva...
The draft of a new ethnics studies curriculum for California public school students is being slammed by critics. They accuse it of espousing bias against Israel and Jews, defining capitalism as a “form of power and oppression” and promoting a far-left-wing political agenda. The pushback has been so strong that California education officials say the curriculum “needs to be substantially redesigned.”
A law signed in 2016 by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown mandated that California create an ethnic studies course. An advisory committee constituted mostly of K-12th grade teachers and professors was appointed in 2018 by the State Board of Education to draft a curriculum that could be used by local school systems to create their own courses.
Linda Darling-Hammond, who was ap...
New York City showed resilience when it rebuilt the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but the project was also supposed to generate profits that could go toward bridges, tunnels and airports.
Now, nearly five years after the office tower at One World Trade Center opened, the World Trade Center complex as a whole is still losing money. That is largely because costs related to security efforts to prevent any future attacks are making it hard to break even.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the 16-acre site and manages some of its buildings, recorded a loss of almost $30 million from World Trade Center operations last year, not counting depreciation, amortization and bond payments, according to the agency’s latest annual report.
The Regional Planning Committee of the City of Yerushalayim, headed by Attorney Amir Shaked, ratified the plans for the expansion of United Hatzalah’s national headquarters in the Romema neighborhood. According to the plans submitted by the organization, the building will be expanded by adding six additional floors to the existing four floors.
The building is situated on the corner of Yirmiyahu and Ohaliav streets, opposite the Health Ministry building. The plans call for the addition of 3,000 square meters to the building that will allow the organization to expand its activities and increase the quality of training for its volunteers. The plans were drafted by Architect Michal De Lafergola.
The building currently serves as the national dispatch center, an educational facility and ...
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas apparently backed out of a meeting with a 31-member GOP delegation at the last minute on Tuesday, sending other senior officials to meet them in his stead.
The incident comes just a week after Abbas met a 41-member Democratic delegation led by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), during which he said he would not accept American “dictates.”
Abbas’s P.A. has boycotted the U.S. administration ever since President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December 2017.
Though PLO General Secretary Saeb Erekat and P.A. Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh were sent to meet the Republicans, several legislators opted not to go to Ramallah after Abbas announced his cancellation.
Those who did attend were told ...
The leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, said on Tuesday that during the next round of fighting between Israel and Hamas the terrorist organization would rain “hundreds of rockets” on the Jewish state at a time. Hamas claimed in June to have overwhelmed Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system with concentrated rocket salvos.
Sinwar’s remarks came during a meeting with residents of Khan Younis in southern Gaza on Tuesday evening, where he discussed Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz’s statement last week that Israel’s next round of fighting with Hamas “would be the last.”
“I urge Benny Gantz to remember how the IDF failed when confronting the residents of eastern Gaza during [Operation] Protective Edge, when he was I...
Chayeinu* is pleased to announce that representatives from the Orthodox yeshivos and day schools in Baltimore participated in a meeting on August 5th to establish policies for dealing with alcohol and drug use. The group developed a core set of principles that each school will refine for itself, with input from its menahalim, guidance counselors and vaad hachinuch leadership. Rather than start from scratch, the schools are adapting policies that have been used successfully by schools in other communities. In so doing, local schools acknowledge our collective responsibility for the students in all Baltimore yeshivos and day schools.
The development of policies recognizes that addiction is a disease, and we want to ensure that all students have the opportunity to seek and receive help...
Mazel Tov to Yaelle and Ariel Fromowitz on the birth of a son! Mazel Tov to grandparents Elly and Shayndee Lasson! Mazel Tov to great-grand parents, Rabbi Dr Moshe and Greta Lasson and other great-grandmother, Eleanor Frankel!
Mazel tov to Shimmy and Chani Sichel on the birth of a son! Mazel tov to the grandparents, Steve and Leah Sichel and Moshe and Suri Rosen of Brooklyn NY.
Bike 4 Chai 2019 kicked off this morning; 180 mile bike ride from the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Princeton, New Jersey all the way to Camp Simcha. Wishing all the riders, especially TEAM BALTIMORE, hatzlacha! Team Baltimore Riders:Dr. Gary BaumanBaruch BitmanShlomo CaplanLarry FranksAJ GordonEli GreengartJonathan Lerner Mordechai LeybovichAlan Aharon NewmanTzvi ShearGavriel WealcatchDaniel WealcatchBinyomin WealcatchDr. Shmuli WealcatchBenjamin WeiskindEliezer Zweig
Join us this evening August 14, 2019 at the home of the Wolasky's @ 8pm to help support R' Bauman z"l family!
Rabbi Reuven Bauman z”l dedicated his life to helping others, and tragically gave his life attempting to save the lives of others. The heartbreaking petirah of this young, dynamic and dedicated rebbi shook the close-knit community of Norfolk, Virginia and the entire world. For days, Klal Yisroel joined together in tefillah as hundreds of Yidden from around the country galvanized to search for Rabbi Bauman after he was swept away by a strong wave. Sadly, Rabbi Bauman did not make it back to shore and his body was recovered six days after a search began by devoted volunteers created a world-wide Kiddush Hashem.
Over those six days, Klal Yisroel was united as t...
Stocks plunged on Wednesday, giving back Tuesday’s solid gains, after the U.S. bond market flashed a troubling signal about the U.S. economy.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped about 650 points or 2.5%, while the S&P 500 fell 2.5% and Nasdaq Composite declined 2.9%. The Cboe Volatility Index, aka Wall Street’s fear gauge, jumped to a high of 22 on Wednesday.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note on Wednesday broke below the 2-year rate, an odd bond market phenomenon that has been a reliable indicator of economic recessions. Investors, worried about the state of the economy, rushed to long-term safe haven assets, pushing the yield on the benchmark 30-year Treasury bond to a new record low on Wednesday.
12th Siyum Anniversary from Agudath Israel on Vimeo.
When some 90,000 yidden united seven years ago at the 12th Siyum HaShas, it was by far the greatest gathering of Kavod Shamayim and Kavod HaTorah in contemporary history – coming after the previous Siyumim set record after record. Attendance at the 12th Siyum was roughly double that of the 11th Siyum – and mostly at a single location: MetLife Stadium, the largest arena in the Northeast. The sophistication of every aspect of The Siyum – and the resulting level of inspiration – was unlike anything the world has ever seen. “We are all gathered here to celebrate and proclaim that, ‘Yisroel v’oraysa chad hu’!” exclaimed the Novominsker Rebbe shlit”a, Rosh Agudas Yisroel. Thous...
The Ivy Bookshop is sending out new shoots.
The independent Baltimore bookstore, which has been a haven for serious readers since 2001, will leave its Baltimore County location at 6080 Falls Road next spring and move two blocks south over the city line to the site of the former Divine Life Church.
The 2,704-square-foot property at 5928 Falls Road is more than three times the size of the Ivy’s existing space and is located on 2.5 acres with a meditation pathway and landscaped garden that the store has promised to maintain as a public green space.
Emma Snyder, who became the bookstore’s sole owner earlier this year, said this will be the first time the Ivy has owned its own home — a development she said will put the much-loved arts instit...
Fondant from David Rosen Bakery Supply, in industrial sized containers, bears an unauthorized STAR-K symbol.
Corrective action is being taken.
Washington - Rising tensions over trade have dimmed Americans’ opinions of China.
A new Pew Research Center poll finds that 60% say they have an unfavorable view of China — up from 47% last year to the highest proportion since Pew started asking the question 14 years ago.
The survey results being released Tuesday found that 24% of Americans regard China as America’s top threat for the future, the same percentage that said so of Russia. North Korea (12 was the only other country to draw double-digit concern.
The Trump administration and Beijing have been clashing for more than a year over allegations that China steals trade secrets, pressures foreign companies to hand over technology and unfairly subsidizes the country’s own companies.