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10 months agoSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl happy with ‘Klopp of Alps’ nickname

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first_imgSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl happy with ‘Klopp of Alps’ nicknameby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says he is fine being called the ‘Jurgen Klopp of the Alps’ after his excessive celebrations against Arsenal on Sunday.The Austrian was criticised after celebrating the win rather than shaking Unai Emery’s hand.”I ran on the pitch, and when I returned my colleague Unai Emery was gone already,” Hasenhuttl told kicker. “This was an issue over here, and also that I left the technical area twice following our goals. They don’t like it here.”Although Hasenhuttl has been compared to Klopp’s style of football, he admits his celebration style is also similar to the Liverpool boss.Asked about the nickname, he added: “I don’t have a problem with it at all,” Hasenhuttl said. “I guess they draw the comparisons with Jurgen because, just like him, I tend to live the technical area and I am as emotional when celebrating.”But I must control my emotions better here, otherwise those fines will be damn expensive.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photo: TCU Is Giving Free Beach Tank Tops To The First 200 Students At Tonight’s Game

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first_img"Beach" tank tops given out to students at TCU game.When you’re 16-11 overall and facing a 12-16 conference opponent, sometimes you have to get creative to attempt to draw fans. That appears to be what TCU is doing for tonight’s game against Texas Tech. The Horned Frogs are offering free beach tank tops to the first 200 students to show up at Wilkerson-Greines Athletic Center for the “Beach Bash.”Are there even any palm trees in the Fort Worth area?last_img

5-Star ATH Darnay Holmes Teases Possibility Of Nebraska Commitment After 4-Star Teammates Pledge To Huskers

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first_imgNebraska's players take the field.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Calabasas High School has a trio of big-time recruits in the 2017 class – five-star athlete Darnay Holmes, four-star quarterback Tristan Gebbia and four-star wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. Nebraska’s football program has received commitments from two of those players – Gebbia today and Johnson last month. Could Holmes be next? It’s a possibility. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound athlete, ranked the No. 6 player in the class, tweeted the following tonight. Am I next? #GBR pic.twitter.com/3Rx7EasGUB— Darnay Holmes (@DarnayHolmes) April 5, 2016That appears to be a message from Keyshawn Johnson, who played for Nebraska coach Mike Riley at USC. The Huskers’ 2017 class is ranked the No. 28 class in the country by 247 Sports.last_img read more

Despite missing Big Ten Tournament Ohio State womens soccer ready for new

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Senior defender Megan Fuller pursues the ball during a game against Purdue Sept. 29 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost, 1-0.Credit: Michele Theodore / Copy chiefFor the Ohio State women’s soccer team, the season appeared to be at an end.Held out of the Big Ten Tournament, it looked like the Buckeyes, including the second most successful senior class in program history, had played their last game when they fell to Michigan, 2-0, Nov. 2 in Ann Arbor.But on Monday, OSU found out its season would continue, as the team was awarded a spot in the NCAA Tournament, and all coach Lori Walker can worry about is making sure her team makes it on the bus.“I’m focused on getting on the bus right now, and making sure we have all the players and the pennies and the balls,” the 17-year veteran said Wednesday, referring to making sure all the players, jerseys and soccer balls are packed. “With this group, you’ve got to keep it that simple.”Assuming the Buckeyes, and all necessary equipment, do make it on the bus, they are set to take on Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., at 7:30 p.m. Friday for their first-round matchup.Walker called being selected a “great honor.”“We’re going to go down and play Kentucky as hard as we can,” she added.Senior defender Megan Fuller, part of a 2013 class that ranks second in program history with 55 wins, said it will be important to remember the significance of being selected.“I know it’s the first time for the freshmen, so it’s something new and they’re really excited,” she said. “It’s an experience that not a lot of people get.”This will be Fuller’s fourth consecutive NCAA berth, and the fifth straight for the OSU program.The Buckeyes fell on penalty kicks after drawing, 1-1, against Oakland in the first round of the 2012 edition. OSU made it to the third round in 2011, the semifinals in 2010 and lost in the first round in 2009.For players who were not around for previous tournaments, like freshman forward Nichelle Prince, the tournament represents a chance to make an early mark in their careers.“We didn’t have the best season,” Prince said of the Buckeyes, who finished the year 10-6-3 overall and 4-5-2 in conference play. “This is kind of our comeback and I think we’re all pumped and ready to go.”Prince, who led the team with 12 goals this season, said being held out of the Big Ten Tournament will not give the team a chip on its shoulder, but can still be a motivator going forward.“This is just going to push us to get better,” she said. “We’re mad about not making (the Big Ten Tournament), but this is like a new slate, a new season, so we’re going to come out harder.”While it will be Prince’s first run for a championship, Fuller said she wants to feed on her past chances going forward.The 2011 Buckeyes, who, like their 2013 counterparts, squeaked their way into the tournament, ended up making an inspiring run, Fuller said.“We went to the Sweet 16,” she said. “We were just having fun and playing and scoring lots of goals, so hopefully that’s what happens again.”Walker added that her team could be a group nobody wants to play in the tournament, especially not the other teams in the Big Ten.“We were the team that nobody would want to play again (in the conference),” she said. “It’s a nice compliment, but, at the same time, we didn’t get done what we wanted to get done.“You’ve got to beat the top teams in order to be one of the best teams, and that’s the lesson we’re really trying to spill onto this young program.”If the Buckeyes top Kentucky, they will likely set themselves up for a date with one of the best. OSU would be set up to face off against the winner of two-seed UCLA and San Diego State Nov. 22 in the round of 32. read more

Craig Bellamy believes Wales will qualify for 2020 Euros

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first_imgFormer Manchester City and Wales striker Craig Bellamy has backed his country to qualify for the European Championships in two years time.Speaking to BBC Sport, Bellamy said: “I believe in this group and think they have got one or two tournaments in them,”“I would expect us to qualify for the next Euros.”He also believes that Wales should be developing a stronger ‘structure’ at youth level in order to build teams capable of regularly competing at major tournaments in the future.“I’m more concerned with the next generation than the current one,” Bellamy continued.“How do we get them to become successful because at younger age groups we’re nowhere near qualifying for major tournaments?”“That needs to be addressed, as does our identity to what the senior team plays like.”“We can build a structure but we must have a clear identity. We talk identity and we’re very good at lip service.”Daniel James, WalesGiggs is full of praise for Daniel James Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to Wales national team manager Ryan Giggs, footballer Daniel James is unstoppable after he helped his team secure a victory against Belarus.“But do we truly believe in it? I haven’t seen it and that needs to be hit home for us to have a future in the next 10 to 20 years.”The former Blackburn Rover’s star finished by praising the English FA for their current set up and believes the Welsh should look to follow their example going forward.“England have had a lot of success in youth tournaments, winning World Cups, and that tells me straight away they’re heading in the right direction,” he added.“They’re going to have a lot of confidence on the back of that when it comes to senior level.”“The FA are on the right path, they’ve got their act together and that’s what is putting them ahead of most nations.”last_img read more

Gattuso on Gonzalo Higuains injury

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first_imgAC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has hinted that Gonzalo Higuain’s injury will be monitored in the coming days.Higuain went off injured against Udinese, and with games against Juventus and Betis coming up this week, Milan fans are frustrated with the long list of injured players.“It’s no coincidence that we give players a recovery day after games, but many of them are here at Milanello for treatment today,” Gattuso revealed, according to Football Italia.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Pipita will be evaluated in the coming days and we hope it’s nothing serious. Franck [Kessié] is in a bit of pain but that’s normal when you play so often. He has a high threshold and can play with pain.“We hope to recover [Hakan] Calhanoglu and [Davide] Calabria because they are very important players for us and we need to recharge our batteries in the two games before the international break.”Milan could only wrap up the tie against Udinese late in the gamelast_img read more

Report Juventus eye a move for Christian Eriksen

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first_imgJuventus are reportedly considering a move for Christian Eriksen in the January transfer windowThe 26-year-old playmaker’s current deal at Tottenham will expire in June 2020, amid reported interested from Barcelona and Real Madrid.Eriksen recently admitted that he’s unsure whether a new contract is on the table for him at Spurs.Now Tuttosport claims that Juventus will make a move for Eriksen if their bid to re-sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United fails.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.Eriksen has struggled to get back into favour with coach Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs after returning from an abdominal injury in mid-October.The Denmark international has only played 90 minutes of football twice for Spurs since then, but still has no shortage of admirers.Eriksen has managed 57 goals and 73 assists in 239 appearances for Spurs across all competitions since his arrival from Ajax in 2013.last_img read more

The Division Of Elections Has Certified The 2018 Primary Election

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first_imgFollowing completion of the board’s review, the Director of the Division of Elections, Josie Bahnke, announced today that the election has been certified. Carpenter will face off with Shawn Butler the sole candidate for the Democratic Primary for District 29 in the upcoming general election. For House District 29 in the Republican Primary, Ben Carpenter, of Nikiski maintained the lead by a mere 12 votes to challenger Wayne Ogle, also of Nikiski. According to Gillham members of the community have requested that he move forward with a write-in campaign if the results stay the same when they are certified: “I’m being inundated with people wanting me to do a write-in, and that is something that has crossed my mind. I will make that decision once the certification is in.” center_img Incumbent Peter Micciche, who was elected to the Senate in 2013, ended with a 72 vote lead to challenger Ron Gillham. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The State Ballot Counting Review Board has completed their final review of the 2018 Primary Election Results. The two undetermined seats on the Kenai Peninsula have been certified.last_img read more

City Of Kenai Responds To Advisory For Kenai North Beach

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first_img  North Kenai Beach  South Kenai Beach  Kenai River Gull Rookery 1 (60.53660N, 151.25400W)  Kenai River Gull Rookery 2 (60.55180N, 15124400W)  Warren Ames Bridge Water samples were collected on June 4th. All of the other tested locations meet water quality criteria for enterococci bacteria and fecal coliform at this time. Water quality samples were collected at the following locations: According to the DEC, the high bacteria had been found during previous fisheries and is believed to be related to nearby seagulls that are feeding off of the fish in the area. Ostrander: “There is a large seagull rookery in the Kenai Flats area, and it’s been there for as long as anyone can remember. So, these elevated levels are nothing different and have been there for many years.” Ostrander: “This is not something we are concerned about, it has been long standing, and it is naturally occurring from the rookery. The one that that DEC and the Kenai Watershed Forum are doing new this year, which will be helpful, is genetic testing to determine the source of it.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Department of Environmental Conservation issued an advisory for the Kenai North Beach last Thursday due to elevated levels of enterococci bacteria and fecal coliform found in in recent samples of the marine water at this location. Kenai City Manager Paul Ostrander: “The bacteria levels on the beaches here are elevated, as you saw in the news, and this is something that has been ongoing for years.”  The Kenai City Council last month, appropriated roughly $56,000 in funds to support testing for coliform and enterococci bacteria in the Kenai River during the Personal Use Fishery by the Kenai Watershed Forum. The Kenai Watershed Forum has monitored the water quality of the Kenai River watersheds twice a year (once in the spring and once in the summer) for the past 15 years.’last_img read more

Newsweek Turns Over Magazine to Television Character

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first_imgWhen I first heard that editor Jon Meacham got Stephen Colbert, the fake talk show host, to guest edit the New Newsweek, I thought, “Hey, that could be pretty funny.”Then I thought about it a little more. “Wait, this is Newsweek—a real, non-fake news magazine.” Wouldn’t it be a little like getting Sacha Baron Cohen, in “Borat” character, to guest-edit Travel + Leisure? Colbert is, after all, a character, although the degree to which his character’s satire differs from his own can be debated.Then I thought, “Oh, who cares? It’s just a magazine.” Well, Meacham cared enough that he felt the need to explain the joke to readers: “Everything he did in character is signed, so there should be no confusion about what is NEWSWEEK and what is Colbert.”Colbert, for his part, opens the issue with some sharp satire on Iraq, the state of the magazine business—and one bullet aimed directly at rival Time and its cover story this week on Twitter.Via Colbert’s editor’s note:When Jon Meacham asked me to guest-edit NEWSWEEK, I jumped at the chance, particularly because my guest editorship at Mature Honeys fell through. I guess my photo essay of sexy housewives reenacting the Battle of Fallujah was too “real” for them.Of course, guest editing is more than just sitting around tanning myself by the gleam of Fareed Zakaria’s teeth. I set the editorial agenda, assigned stories and yelled at Peter Parker to get me more photos of that web-slinging vigilante, Spider-Man. He’s a menace!I took advantage of my powerful new perch and published all my letters to the editor that NEWSWEEK had rejected, provided my Conventional Wisdom, took a red pencil to Meacham’s editorial foofaraw and took the bias out of the columnist bios. Most important, I sent NEWSWEEK’s reporters to find out whatever happened to Iraq. Unfortunately, this meant cutting the cover story they had planned: “Hey, Have You Heard About This Thing Called ‘Twitter?’”I’m not entirely sure how I feel about Newsweek turning over its magazine to a character to report on the War in Iraq. I’m not totally against the idea, although I might feel differently if one of my loved ones was included among the 4,232 dead or 30,000-plus wounded there.But Colbert is filming his Report in Baghdad this week. (As the New York Times notes, it’s the “first time in the history of the U.S.O. that a full-length nonnews show has been filmed, edited and broadcast from a combat zone.”) And he’s donating proceeds from iTunes downloads to donorschoose.org for school supplies for soldiers’ children. And he’s putting a spotlight on a war that we (or I, regrettably, often) forget about.last_img read more

Indianorigin man quits job in Australia to vote for BJP and see

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first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that the current state govt has insulted all 3 entities – Maa-Mati-Manush – during its reign.Twitter/BJPWhile the constitution says that voting is a right and duty for every Indian citizen, this Mangalore man from Australia is taking it to the next step. Sudhindraa Hebbaar, 41-year-old, quit his job as a screening officer at the Sydney Airport since he could not get leave and he wanted to come back to India to cast his vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party on April 18. He was working as a screening officer at the Sydney Airport.Hebbaar told Times of India that he got leave from April 5 to April 12. However, he could not get an extension due to the Easter and Ramzan rush. So he filed his resignation and came back home.Hebbaar added, “In Sydney, I’ve been working with people from across the globe, including Europeans and Pakistanis. I’m proud every time they say India has a great future. I attribute this success and changing image of India to the Prime Minister. Obviously, I cannot go to the border to protect my motherland.”He said that while he couldn’t go to the borders to ensure the safety of his country, the least he could do his vote and see his favourite politician back as the prime minister. “I am a Permanent Residency card-holder in Australia (his wife is a Fiji-Australian) and I have worked at Sydney Trains before working at the airport. Finding another job shouldn’t be an issue.”His plan is to stay till May 23, he sees who wins the elections and go back to Sydney when he will start looking for another job.Interestingly, Hebbaar also flew back to India in 2014 to cast his vote for the BJP. He came for a day, was at the polling booth in Mangalore at 7 am, cast his vote and went back to Bengaluru to catch his flight for Sydney.last_img read more

Fisheries minister Sayedul Hoque first janaza held

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first_imgPresident Md Abdul Hamid, prime minister Sheikh Hasina, and speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, among others, attend a funeral rituals of fisheries and livestock minister Muhammed Sayedul Hoque at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad. His first namaz-e-janaza was held there. Photo: PIDThe first namaz-e-janaza of fisheries and livestock minister Muhammed Sayedul Hoque was held at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad at 10:10am on Sunday, reports UNB.Before janaza, a guard of honour was given to the late minister.President Md Abdul Hamid, prime minister Sheikh Hasina, speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, deputy speaker Md Fazley Rabbi Mia, placed wreaths on the coffin of Sayedul Hoque.Later, the president, deputy speaker, ministers, lawmakers, senior leaders of ruling Bangladesh Awami League and other political parties, well-wishers, officials and employees of the JS attended his namaz-e-janaza.His body is now being taken to his constituency in Nasirnagar of Brahmanbaria by a helicopter where his 2nd namaz-e-janaza will be held at Ashutosh Pilot High School ground around 11:00 am.He will be buried at his family graveyard at Purbobhagh village of the upazila following another namaz-e-janaza after Zohr prayers, said public relations officer of the fisheries and livestock ministry Shah Alam Badshah.Sayedul Hoque, also a liberation war organiser and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s political aide, breathed his last at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Saturday.Sayedul was made the fisheries and livestock minister after Awami League formed the government in 2014.He was also the vice-president of Brahmanbaria College Students’ Union (1965- 1966) and he actively took part in the liberation war.last_img read more

Govt EC make mockery of Gazipur polls BNP

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first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirRejecting the ‘widely rigged’ Gazipur City Corporation elections, the main opposition BNP on Wednesday demanded fresh polls there.Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir gave the party’s formal reaction to Tuesday’s Gazipur civic polls, where the ruling Awami League’s mayoral candidate was declared winner.”The govenment and the election commission jointly made a sheer mockery in Gazipur in the name of election. They’ve developed newer formulas of vote rigging and applied it to perpetuate its stay in power,” he told a press conference at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.Returning officer Rakib Uddin Mondal on Wednesday morning declared AL’s Jahangir Alam despite the BNP candidate  Hasan Uddin Sarker’s complaints and demand for cancelling the polls.”We reject the Gazipur city election results and we demand fresh elections there,” said Mirza Fakhrul.He alleged that the Awami League government has destroyed the country’s election system after abolishing the caretaker government system.“Fair election is not possible in the Awami League’s rule,” the BNP leader said adding that the model of the Gazipur polls proved this reality.For its part in the rigged polls, he demanded reconstitution of the election commission before the next general elections.The BNP secretary general also alleged that the government has created an atmosphere of fear for the media so that there is no authentic reports.Despite the adverse atmosphere, Mirza Fakhrul said, the BNP would take part in the three pending city corporation elections – Rajshahi, Barishal and Sylhet.“Such participation is part and parcel of our ongoing movement for free and fair elections,” he argued.BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moyeen Khan and Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, vice chairmen Ahmed Azam Khan and Shawkat Mahmood, joint secretary general Khairul Kabir Khokon and publicity secretary Shahid Uddin Chowdhury were present.last_img read more

Black minister to his mostly white ELCA denomination We need to rethink

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first_imgAdelle M. Banks AMBankstw As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Catholicism By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw News • Photos of the Week Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Amazon fires deepen a split between Brazil’s evangelicals and fellow Christians By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw Adelle M. Banks Adelle M. Banks, production editor and a national reporter, joined RNS in 1995. An award-winning journalist, she previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton.,Load Comments,Judge denies nuclear protesters’ religious freedom defense TagsDylann Roof ELCA Evangelical Lutheran Church in America homepage featured Lenny Duncan LGBT LGBTQ religious symbols reparations Top Story white supremacy,You may also like Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email By: Adelle M. Banks AMBankstw News Share This! Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — The Rev. Lenny Duncan is not your typical Evangelical Lutheran Church in America minister.Duncan is the black pastor of a mostly Afro-Caribbean congregation in one of the nation’s least diverse denominations. He recently decided to challenge that denomination — the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — in a new book titled “Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S.”At Jehu’s Table church in Brooklyn, New York, Duncan proclaims his gratitude during Communion for African American role models ranging from transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson to Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X to civil rights minister Martin Luther King Jr.Duncan, 41, talked to Religion News Service about why he is confronting his 94% white denomination, how churches can overcome the notion that they are dying, and what he has in common with Dylann Roof, a Lutheran man convicted of killing nine people at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.The interview has been edited for length and clarity.“Dear Church” by the Rev. Lenny Duncan. Photo courtesy of Fortress PressWhy did you decide to write this book, “Dear Church,” and why did you choose to use the form of a letter to your denomination?I grew up in an abusive home. And one of the first times I ever tried to defend my mom, I was about five years old and I stood over her body and I tried to block the blows that my father was raining down on her. That’s what “Dear Church” feels like for me. It’s an attempt of self-defense of the church that I love.You called the ELCA to work toward dismantling white supremacy within it. And you said the first step is a national confession. Do you think the “Declaration of the ELCA to People of African Descent” that was delivered earlier this month accomplished that?When we’re talking about dismantling the structures of systemic racism, there’s repentance and eventually there’s reconciliation, but there has to be reparations in the middle. There have to be constructive, quantifiable actions that show that you’ve turned around. So, while I think it’s a good start, I certainly don’t think the job’s anywhere near done.The issue of reparations is often tied to money. But you seem to think of them in other terms. What are other ways you think reparations are necessary within your denomination or others?It is time for all straight white males in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to remove their names from ballots for bishop. It’s the same thing when we come to some of the positions that we see in our churchwide organization — to just self-select their way out. This comes from my experience at seminary and other places. As someone who shows up as a cis male, if I’m quiet long enough typically a female or femme in the room will say the same thing I was gonna say much more succinctly and probably more intelligently than I would.Are you also talking about the curriculum in seminaries?Yeah. Most of the time whenever a person of color voice is added to the curriculum — even if we talk about James Cone; lots of times professors suggested I read Dr. Cone’s work — but it’s always the extra book or the recommended reading.It wasn’t required reading.Some people are going to think that your ideas are progressive or even radical. Do you think that people, especially white males in your denomination, would actually willingly leave their names off ballots for bishop?The Rev. Lenny Duncan. Courtesy photoIn my book, I don’t rely on the good nature of white folks. What my work offers to them is that the American white Protestant church is obsessed with legacy. If you want your church to survive, if you want your denomination to be relevant in the 21st century, if you actually want a viable Lutheran legacy in the American context, then you’ll take these suggestions. Because my blood hasn’t ever encouraged them. The blood of Trayvon Martin has never encouraged them. The blood of Michael Brown has never encouraged them. The blood of Eric Garner has never encouraged them to change. So now what I’m offering is the death of their own church because this is the direction that the American context is headed, and I’m just trying to point towards that.You note that Dylann Roof and you are both part of the ELCA. What does that mean to you and what should the church learn from that?The reality is that Dylann was only a few decisions away from being me or I was only a few decisions away from being Dylann. Neither of us were nurtured and supported when we were younger, and it’s really by the grace of God that I didn’t end up in a similar situation as Dylann. For me, the struggle has been not to make Dylann Roof into a monster or into a demon or into a boogeyman but as someone who could be sitting in the pews of any ELCA church right now and is just waiting for a good word to push that person in the right direction or a lack thereof, because power abhors a vacuum, and then be pushed in the same direction Dylann was.I try to parallel our histories in a way that makes it more real for folks so that folks can see that this is important work that should be done now, particularly in areas where there isn’t a lot of diversity, to make sure something like Charleston never happens again.You talk about the power of symbols and liturgy and say the white garments worn by seminarians and clergy are problematic. Why?What’s the color for Easter? White. How is Christ depicted in most of our liturgical art that’s inside our sanctuaries? White. This is particularly a problem in the American context because whiteness and white supremacy is so embedded in our culture that we start relating white as good and dark as bad.You see the story in Advent, this whole idea of darkness to light.How we tell the story is just as important as the story we’re telling. The tools that we use and the symbols that we use have long-term, often detrimental, effects to the children sitting in our pews. When I was in seminary someone said to me, “I’m not going to let a blip in Christian history ruin white robes for me.” And what I replied to them is, “Your people didn’t get their a– kicked by that blip in Christian history. So it’s easy for you to get past it.”RELATED: ELCA Churchwide Assembly calls sexism and patriarchy sins, condemns white supremacyYou described yourself and the church as queer, but you say less than 10% of ELCA congregations have labeled themselves as LGBTQ-affirming. Do you foresee any change in this issue that has divided the ELCA and many other denominations?I think more and more people are starting to realize that queer Christians have been a part of the Christian experience since the very beginning. Often, we will hear people talk about (the biblical story of) the Ethiopian eunuch. The truth is, queer folks are in every church and every denomination and there’s no avoiding it. So the real issue is, is your God big enough, is your Jesus big enough? Is your church big enough to open up the gates of grace wider for other people?There are instances where church sanctuaries can hold 300 but only have 20 in the pews each week, you noted. But you also say at one point in your book that the church is not dying. Why do you think that it’s not dying?I think we need to rethink church and we need to rethink the way that we count membership. I might have, like, 40, 50 people in my church on a Sunday. But there’s 200 people who are engaged in our community in various ways.For me it’s about who is encountering Jesus and having their life transformed and how a whole community is being transformed by a Jesus who is trying to liberate them from their circumstances, either spiritually, physically, economically, socially. A lot of times, even at 4,000 people inside a building, that doesn’t mean any of that s— is happening. Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Emaillast_img read more

BJP Sena welcome SC verdict on Yakub slam those opposing it

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first_imgBranding those who opposed the death sentence to Memon as “mentally challenged” in need of treatment, BJP said it was wrong for “some people to have politicised the whole issue or for giving it a communal colour”.”We welcome the SC judgement. Ultimately justice has been delivered to all the victims of the 1993 Mumbai blasts. People of the country have faith in the judiciary and with this verdict, their faith has been strengthened further,” BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.He slammed those opposing the death sentence to Memon as “mentally challenged” and said all such people need treatment.BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kohli said the SC verdict has made it clear that decision taken by trial court in terms of awarding death sentence is correct.”It brings finality to the entire legal process. It would not be proper to try and go behind the decision and attribute anything to the decision.”This marks the closure with respect to Yakub Memon’s trial and also a step in the direction of closure for all those who lost their family members or suffered on account of the horrific terror attack and bomb blasts in 1993 in Mumbai,” Kohli said.Another BJP national spokesperson, Sambit Patra, said it is a “big day” for the victims of the 1993 Mumbai blasts and a sense of justice prevails on Wednesday and termed it as a “victory” of law.”BJP has always maintained that law should take its own course. Today, with the verdict of the Supreme Court, in fact the law has taken its course. A sense of justice prevails for the victims of 1993 Mumbai blasts and it was wrong for some people to have politicised the whole issue or for giving it a communal colour,” Patra said. Sharma said terrorism was a threat to the entire world and there is need for all to unitedly fight the menace.Tight Security in Mumbai ahead of execution A day before the hanging of the sole death row convict of the 1993 Mumbai blasts case Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon in Nagpur, the Maharashtra police have tightened security in India’s financial capital. Memon would be hanged on Thursday morning.Countdown for Yakub Memon’s hanging starts at Nagpur jail With the Supreme Court rejecting relief to Yakub Memon, the countdown for the hanging of the only death-row convict of 1993 Mumbai blasts case tomorrow has started at the Nagpur Central Prison here. Memon is all set to be hanged to death as per the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) court’s order on Thursday on his 53rd birthday. All the preparations were complete, prison sources said. Top police officials on Wednesday visited the prison to supervise the security.last_img read more

Family claims negligence after newborn dies in Suri District Hospital

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first_imgKolkata: The family members of a new-born baby, who died at Suri District Hospital in Birbhum, have brought charges of medical negligence against the hospital authorities on Friday.The incident triggered tension in the hospital when the family members staged a protest demonstration within the hospital campus. It was learnt that the new born baby boy was admitted to Suri District Hospital for the first time on last Wednesday as he was suffering from high fever. It was learnt that one Ambar Saha, a resident of Mahhamad Bazar area in Birbhum, took his wife Pinki Saha to Patelnagar health centre in the district a few days before she passed away. She gave birth to a baby boy there.As her condition deteriorated after delivery, the woman was rushed to Suri District Hospital.As her health condition improved, the hospital authorities released the patient and her new born baby. After being taken home, the baby caught high fever. As a result, the family members again took the baby to hospital on last Wednesday.The family members alleged that the doctors at the hospital prescribed some medicines and released the baby from the hospital. On Thursday evening, the baby fell unconscious. The family members again rushed the baby to the same hospital where the doctors pronounced the new born brought dead.Following the incident, the family members and some locals staged a protest demonstration inside the hospital campus.They alleged that the doctors did not properly treat the patient and discharged him from the hospital. The agitation spread tension among other patients admitted there. The situation was later brought under control through police intervention.The family members lodged a complaint with the hospital superintendent on Friday accusing negligence that led to the baby’s death. The hospital authorities have assured that a probe into the incident would conducted in this regard.last_img read more

Bangladesh High Commission pays tribute to Tagore

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first_imgThe audience were reeling in trance by listening to the melodies sung by the renowned Bangladeshi Rabindra Sangeet exponent on Monday. The program was arranged by the Bangladesh High Commission in the national Capital and a large number of diplomats, high officials and 1971-war veterans attended the event. The chief guest on the occasion was Dr Nazma Heptullah, Minister for Minority Affairs of India. While welcoming the august gathering, Syed Muazzem Ali, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, highlighted the invaluable contribution of Tagore in the evolution of Bengali literature. “Tagore immortal creations will remain ever relevant in the lives of all Bengalis,” he said.Chief guest Dr Nazma Heptullah mentioned the attachment of the people from both the countries to the works of Rabindranath Tagore. She emphasized that the creations of the great poet Rabindranath Tagore has passed the test of time and brought the souls of the people of the two countries closer in a common bond of friendship.last_img read more

How to pair sneakers with western outfits for women

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first_imgNew Delhi: Experiment and pair up your sneakers with a cocktail dress, tulle skirts or a pencil skirt to make a fashionable statement, say experts.Experts share some tips. Pair your sneakers with your tulle skirts: Summer sandals with tulle skirt are way too mainstream. Be unique and be a showstopper! Pair your sneakers with your tulle skirt and get everyone complimenting you for your fashion taste. Don your sneakers cocktail dress: Cocktail dresses are generally worn with high heels, why not try something different this time? Your cocktail dress and sneakers are just the perfect pairs to go with. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFormally informal: A great way to change things up while still strutting in your sneakers is matching them with your formal look. Formals and sneakers make a good combination and are noticeable enough because it is not the monotonous wear. With pencil skirts: Pencil skirts and sneakers are a fabulous match. The fashion of summer sandals is out of fashion now. Everyone seeks comfort. Pencil skirts no more mean pencil heels, they’re sneakers now. Match your sneakers and pencil skirt and get all eyes on you. It is a completely different match. A pair of sneakers could simply change the whole look and transform you into something new and unique.Go floral: Sneakers can be paired with cute floral dresses and a chic sling bag for the perfect summer look which is effortless, stylish and very feminine.last_img read more

Tesla Is Already Making Grid Batteries at the Gigafactory

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first_img 3 min read Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Electric car maker Tesla Motors is already assembling batteries to be used by utilities and building owners at its huge battery factory, the Gigafactory, just outside of Reno, Nev. The company made the announcement during its third quarter earnings on Tuesday.Earlier this year Tesla announced that it would start selling batteries that could be plugged into the power grid, connected to buildings, or paired with solar panels. Business owners and home owners can use Tesla’s batteries to lower electricity bills by powering buildings when grid electricity rates are high. Utilities can use the batteries to operate their grids more smoothly and to avoid building additional expensive and dirty power plants.Tesla said that it started assembling these batteries — called the Powerpack and Powerwall — at its factory in Fremont, Calif. in the third quarter of this year. In the early part of the fourth quarter, Tesla says it “relocated production from Fremont to an automated assembly line at the Gigafactory.” These Powerpack and Powerwall battery packs are likely using battery cells from its battery partner Panasonic.Previously Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk had said that the company would move production of the grid batteries to the Gigafactory next year in the first quarter.At the end of 2016, Tesla will make the Powerpack and Powerwall battery packs using battery cells that it produces at the Gigafactory, says Tesla.Overall, Tesla says it’s accelerating and expanding its plans to make the grid batteries. The company is seeing strong demand for the Powerpack and Powerwalls, in particular in Australia, Germany and South Africa.Earlier this year Musk said the company had $1 billion-worth, or 100,000 in orders, for the grid batteries. As a result the grid batteries are sold out in 2016 already. Musk has also said that there’s been so much demand for Tesla’s grid batteries that they “went viral” and were “crazy off the hook.”Previously Musk has estimated that just the grid battery orders could deliver between $40 million to $45 million in sales for the fourth quarter of this year. Sales for the battery business could be “ten times that number next year” — or presumably $400 million to $450 million in a quarter — after that.Beyond next year, the business could reach “a few billion dollars in 2017,” Musk said earlier this year. “It’s sort of growing by a half order of magnitude to an order of magnitude per year.”Tesla didn’t give any more details on the volumes of grid batteries it has been assembling at the Gigafactory on the earnings call. But Tesla CTO JB Straubel confirmed on the call that Tesla had just started assembly in the factory and said battery assembly will be done in a separate part of the building than where the battery cells will be manufactured. Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer November 4, 2015 This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Listen Nowlast_img read more