ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 10: Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh watches the action during the second quarter of the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on October 10, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Wildcats 38-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh shared some major news for Saturday’s game against Penn State on Monday.The Wolverines, who are set to host the Nittany Lions in a huge Big Ten showdown at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, will have a very special game captain.Harbaugh announced that former Michigan basketball star Chris Webber will be an honorary game captain on Saturday.Webber initially accepted the captain offer from Harbaugh during a radio appearance this summer.“I would definitely be honored, Coach, and you know I would do anything for you,” Webber said on the air. “You know, the No. 4s at Michigan, we’ve got to stick together.”Harbaugh gave Webber the option to pick whatever game he wanted and he’s chosen Penn State.This is a cool development for Webber, whose relationship with Michigan had been strained as a result of a booster scandal. The NCAA forced Michigan to disassociate with Webber for 10 years and had his team’s Final Four banners get taken down as a result.Webber has said he would like for everything to be fixed and for there to be a reunion with his former Fab Five teammates.“There’s nothing I would want more than (a reunion), and I think we’re on the right path for that, but I think there has to be conversation organically,” Webber said this summer.“For the fans I want to do it, for myself, for my family, for hoopers. It’s something I think we’re working toward.”Michigan and Penn State are set to kick off at 3:45 p.m. E.T. on Saturday. The game will be on ESPN.
Casablanca — King Mohammed VI attended the inauguration of the Ettedgui Synagogue and the adjacent El Mellah Museum in Casablanca on Friday, following their rehabilitation, according to a statement issued by the Maghreb Arab Presse (MAP).Serge Berugo, Secretary-General of the Council of Moroccan Jewish Communities, tells the MAP that the restoration of the synagogue and the museum, “where are exhibited paintings retracing the history of Judaism in Morocco, will also preserve the authentic Moroccan identity.”The synagogue and museum’s restoration display the King’s commitment to conserving spaces of cultural dialogue and coexistence, Berugo added. These restorations were carried out as part of the second phase of the rehabilitation program of Casablanca’s old medina, which also restored the Sidi Allal Al Karaouani Mausoleum, the Dar Annassij (weaving house) and the July 9 Health Center. The program, so far, has invested 3.1 million dirhams in the rehabilitation of these important and historic cultural spaces.“All these projects,” adds the statement, “are part of the Grand Royal Plan for Casablanca Metropolis Development.”The Jewish community in Morocco has always been an important one, as they’ve been present in the country for over 2,000 years, and Morocco has always been a model of peaceful coexistence between Muslims and Jews, and King Mohamed VI’s commitment to restoring these historic and cultural spaces is a symbol of that.