Dixie State Men’s Basketball Gets First Win of Season Against Academy of Art

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Wade Miller posted 14 points on 5-8 shooting and 2-4 behind the arc as the Dixie State Trailblazers won their first game of the season 77-68 over Academy of Art at the Dixie State Thanksgiving Classic at Burns Arena Friday.Serbian national Nemanja Kovacevic had 14 points in the loss for the Urban Knights, dropping them to 0-4 on the season.The Urban Knights and Trailblazers were conference rivals in the Pac-West Conference, before Dixie State’s move to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this past spring. Written by Tags: Academy of Art/Dixie State Trailblazers/Nemanja Kovacevic/Pacific-West Conference/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Wade Miller Brad James November 23, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Gets First Win of Season Against Academy of Artlast_img read more

RMF to protest at Oriel following Rhodes statue petition

first_imgThis article was originally published in Cherwell on Friday 06/11/15 in advance of the Rhodes Must Fall protest.A demonstration outside Oriel College has been planned by the Rhodes Must Fall In Oxford campaign for Friday to demand the removal of the statue of Cecil Rhodes visible from the High Street.The demonstration will take place at 12pm, and protesters plan to give the Oriel Provost, Moira Wallace, until 2pm to come out publicly and accept the petition, which over 1,000 people have already signed in support of the statue’s removal.The campaign argues, “The veneration of a racist murderer on our campus violates the University’s own commitment to ‘fostering an inclusive culture’ for its black and minority ethnic students. It is also an overbearing, visual reminder of the colonial apologism rife in one of the world’s most esteemed educational institutions. So long as these statues are allowed to stand, we as a society can never begin the process of recognising the violence of our past.”So far, Mansfield JCR and Christ Church MCR have both passed motions in support of the removal of the Rhodes statue, and RMF is encouraging as many student bodies as possible to follow suit. The OUSU Women’s Campaign has also announced its support, stating, “WomCam stands in solidarity with Rhodes Must Fall In Oxford and we urge all involved with our campaign to attend RMF’s protest at Oriel on Friday afternoon.”On Sunday the Oriel Provost made an address as part of the sermon at the annual commemoration of benefactors service, where she referenced the movement, saying, “Over the coming years, I think you will see Oriel continue to use its academic strengths to host and debate issues to do with Rhodes’ era, and the topic of colonialism and its consequences.“In other words, we will continue to be true to our mission as an academic institution that is committed to learning, to rigorous research, to the study of history, to fair access, and to committed and ethical debate about how the future should be shaped.”Criticism has also been directed at the campaign, questioning whether a protest is an appropriate measure. Anna Wawrzonkowska, a student at Oriel said, “Even though the college has already made multiple statements that agree in spirit with what the protesters are saying, no discussion has been started, and I can’t help but feel that the direct action which should be the last resort is used here as the first.” Asked about the decision to protest, RMF told Cherwell, “We protest because we are outraged at the continued existence of a statue that deifies someone who committed crimes against humanity, participated in colonial plunder, and implemented systems of apartheid. We don’t think this should be controversial. Further, protest is a form of debate, and we have ignited important debate and discussion both inside and outside Oxford with this action.“Those who suffer the legacies of colonial violence should be able to decide how they wish to confront their oppression.”There has been further criticism from members at Oriel college regarding the tone of the protest. The protest event page called on protesters to “arrive prepared to BRING THE NOISE: come armed with whistles, drums, pots, pans, wooden spoons and your loudest chanting voice.” It also explains, “We will give the Oriel College Provost until 2pm to come out and publicly accept our petition.”Some Oriel students have expressed concerns about the threatening tone of RMF’s statement and potential noise disruption. One student commented, “What if the Oriel College Master doesn’t emerge by 2pm? Sounds like a threat”.RMF told Cherwell in reponse to accusations of intimidation that, “We think talk of ‘intimidation’ is a scare tactic to prevent people from actually engaging with our arguments. We don’t see why making demands to an institution that itself acknowledged the controversy associated with maintaining a statue of Rhodes should be seen as ‘intimidatory’.“Our exact aim is to expose Oxford’s apparent ambivalence to the violence of people like Rhodes. We believe it is ‘dangerous’ and ‘intimidatory’ to condone intolerable colonial violence through public monuments, and that Rhodes has now become a global emblem for this kind of colonial denialism.” On noise complaints, RMF explained, “Quite frankly, we find the concerns about ‘noise’ laughable. The relatively minor inconvenience of having to study in a diff erent library for two hours cannot reasonably be weighed against the right to protest against serious and persistent injustice.”However, further concerns about intimidation have been raised over statements on the event Facebook page. One comment joked, “we should just stick dynamite in the statue and blow it up. Minimum disruption, job done.” RMF, in response, reiterated that the planned protest will be peaceful. Another Oriel student responded, “You know who lives in the Rhodes building? Freshers. How dare you, even as a pathetic joke, throw threats like that around.”Reiterating its official position of non-violence, RMF stated, “In the run-up to Friday’s demonstration, we would like to reiterate that this protest will be peaceful. RMFO condemns wholly the use of violence and we find the recent comments alluding to violence made on our page completely unacceptable, whether made jokingly or not.“Violence runs counter to the ethos of restorative justice that motivates our actions and call to protest.”Oriel College has taken a stance on the RMF protest in a recent press release. The document states, “Oriel is happy to engage with the Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford movement on the important issues they have raised in their campaign.“We absolutely support their right to a peaceful protest and are making arrangements to receive the petition on Friday. The College has offered to meet a group of representatives of the campaign in the weeks following their protest and we hope that they will take up this offer.”Cecil Rhodes was a British Imperialist who drew controversy for alleged statements such as, “I prefer land to n*****s… the natives are like children. They are just emerging from barabarism…one should kill as many n*****s as possible.” He was a student at Oriel College in 1873 and became a major benefactor leaving Oriel two per cent of his estate. His estate went towards the now Grade II listed building at Oriel, which is fronted by the controversial statue.In its recent press release, Oriel College stated, “The College draws a clear line between acknowledging the historical fact of Rhodes’ donation and in any way condoning his political views.”last_img read more

The Place to Worship Initiative Announced by Department of Justice

first_imgThe Place to Worship Initiative Announced by Department of JusticeThe “Place to Worship Initiative” has been announced today by the United States Department of Justice.This initiative will focus on protecting the ability of houses of worship and other religious institutions to build, expand, buy, or rent facilities.Attorney General Sessions provided this statement in announcing the initiative: The Constitution doesn’t just protect the freedom to worship in private—it protects the public exercise of religious belief, including where people worship together,” Attorney General Sessions said. “Under the laws of this country, a government cannot discriminate against people based on their religion–not in law enforcement, not in grant-making, not in hiring, and not in local zoning laws. President Trump is an unwavering defender of the right of free exercise, and under his leadership, the Department of Justice is standing up for the rights of all Americans. By raising awareness about our legal rights, the Place to Worship Initiative will help us bring more civil rights cases, win more cases, and prevent discrimination from happening in the first place.The Department is also launching a new web page that can be found here: justice.gov/crt/place-worship-initiative.It includes easy access to an information page, complaint portal, a new Q and A document, and other materials.In addition, the Department has created a new RLUIPA (Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act) toolkit for Department lawyers working on RLUIPA cases.A webinar will be held on June 26 to provide training and resources for U.S. Attorney’s offices. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

St. Vincent Evansville Birth Announcements For Week Of January 9, 2018

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Lacy and Jerry Pasco, Richland, IN, son, Samuel Dean, Jan. 2Natalie and Aaron Wilzbacher, Haubstadt, IN, daughter, Houston Kate, Jan. 2Kelly Whitelow and James Kelley, Evansville, IN, son, Jaidous Jelis, Jan. 2Kendra and David Rudibaugh, Evansville, IN, son, Thomas Jacob Tuck, Jan. 3Nicole and Timothy Brungs, Evansville, IN, daughter, Piper Claire, Jan. 3Whitney Waddell and Sean Donald, Henderson, KY, daughter, Adelynn Rose, Jan. 3Amy and Ryan Fairchild, Evansville, IN, son, Kole Ray, Jan. 3Kelsey Miller and Kevin Washington, Evansville, IN, daughter, Kaidence Harmony, Jan. 3Doneva and Christopher Perkins, Princeton, IN, daughter, Scarlett Danielle, Jan. 4Tiffany Kempf and Thomas Torrez, Evansville, IN, daughter, Emmalyn Grace, Jan. 4Randi DeLaney and Scott Nation, Evansville, IN, son, Colin Alan, Jan. 4Lindsey and Marvin Susott, Elberfeld, IN, daughter, Maxine Jane, Jan. 5Shaina and Jared Weis, Evansville, IN, daughter, Corrigan Linnea, Jan. 5Madison and James Bayer Jr., Evansville, IN, son, Benjamin Edward, Jan. 5Aerial and Nick DeVillez, Evansville, IN, daughter, Nora Sue, Jan. 5Baylee and Kevin Russler, Evansville, IN, daughter, Willa Mae, Jan. 6Alicia and Gary Heldt, Patoka, IN, daughter, Haley Rae, Jan. 7Nichole and Dan Alcorn, Evansville, IN, daughter, Annette June, Jan. 8last_img read more

Black hole project nets Breakthrough Prize

first_img Researchers unveil an image for the ages Created in 2012 by Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, and Yuri and Julia Milner to recognize paradigm-shifting research in a number of fields, the Breakthrough Prizes are intended to celebrate the achievements of the world’s top scientists and inspire the next generation of research.Sometimes called the “Oscars of Science,” the prizes are the richest in the field, with winners receiving $3 million. In addition to physics, prizes are handed out in mathematics and the life sciences. The new laureates will be recognized at the eighth annual Breakthrough Prize awards gala on Nov. 3 at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., and broadcast live on National Geographic. ‘Seeing the unseeable’ Beyond recognizing the accomplishment that the image represents, Doeleman said the prize “honors the long game that scientists play: dreaming big, inventing and innovating the way forward, and not giving up.”“I regret that Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking were not here with us to enjoy the moment when we first saw the black hole image,” he continued. “The impact of the image resonates across physics and astronomy, but more broadly with the curious public, who connect not just with seeing the most mysterious object in the universe for the first time, but also in the human story of colleagues working together, across borders, to turn our planet into an immense lens. It makes you feel that nothing is impossible.”Dean of Science and Samuel C. Moncher Professor of Physics and of Astronomy Christopher Stubbs lauded the EHT team’s recognition.“The EHT team’s accomplishment, imaging the light that bends around a black hole to make its way to telescopes here on Earth, is a technical and scientific milestone,” he said. “I’m thrilled to see their work recognized with a Breakthrough Prize.” Event Horizon Telescope researchers reveal first-ever image of a black hole center_img A black hole, revealed Related The nearly 350 astronomers, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduates who worked for more than a decade to capture the first-ever image of a black hole have been named the recipients of the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.That collaboration, dubbed the Event Horizon Telescope, unveiled the image in April. It shows a brightly lit ring of photons being cast off from the super-heated material around the fringes of the black hole at the center of the Messier 87 galaxy.That ring, EHT Director Shep Doeleman said, represents the “last photon orbit,” or the closest light can get to a black hole before crossing the event horizon, the “point of no return, where nothing — not even light — can escape.”Receiving the Breakthough Prize, Doeleman said, is a triumph that acknowledges the magnitude of the coordinated effort that was required to make a discovery of this scale.“To receive the Breakthrough Prize validates all the hard work and dedication of the EHT team,” Doeleman said. “We set out to see the unseeable — we needed to build a telescope as large as the Earth to do it, and we pulled it off. We all thought it was a breakthrough, but now we see that the rest of the world does, too.”Creating an image of something that even light can’t escape from is no simple feat.To do it, the EHT group — which spanned 60 institutions in 20 countries — relied on radio telescopes located in Antarctica, Chile, Mexico, Spain, Hawaii, and the continental U.S. After collecting data at each location, the team synchronized it all to within a fraction of a trillionth of a second and then developed new imaging techniques to analyze the results.,The result was the instantly iconic image that reveals what Doeleman called “a one-way door from our universe.”For Katie Bouman and other members of the EHT team, news of the honor came as a shock.“It has been an honor to share this experience and the Breakthrough award with the EHT team,” said Bouman, who worked on the project as a post-doc and recently took a position as an Assistant Professor at Caltech. “And the cherry on top of it all has been seeing so many excited and smiling faces from around the world whenever the black hole image is shown and its story told. I hope this picture continues to inspire the next generation of young scientists!”Michael Johnson, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and leader of the EHT Imaging Working Group, agrees.“The most extraordinary thing about this has been that our first blurry images are just the beginning of what will be decades of work to get sharper images of these black holes,” he said. “Eventually, we will have real-time movies that reveal how these black holes swallow material and power the brightest systems in the universe.”That first image, said Sara Issaoun, a graduate student who worked on data calibration and processing at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), has opened the door to an entirely new world in the study of black holes and how they work.“The dark region, the black hole shadow, where light cannot escape, and the bright ring of light emitted by hot gas falling toward the black hole, show an area of extreme gravity, a point of no return,” she said. “This image is only the first step in opening a whole new outlook on black holes via direct imaging, we still have many more questions and many more things we can learn with future results with the EHT.” “We set out to see the unseeable — we needed to build a telescope as large as the Earth to do it, and we pulled it off. We all thought it was a breakthrough, but now we see that the rest of the world does, too.” — Shep Doelemanlast_img read more

To the Bone Will Kick Off Cherry Lane Theatre’s 90th Season

first_img To the Bone follows Latina immigrant poultry workers in the U.S. and gives audiences a look inside the lives of the invisible work force that puts food on our tables. The contemporary drama was inspired by interviews conducted by Ramirez during a six-month period in New York State’s Sullivan County. View Comments Ramirez’s previous writing credits include Exit Cuckoo, Art of Memory, Invisible Women-Rise, All Fall Down and Pas de Deux (lost my shoe). Cherry Lane Theatre, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, will kick off its fall season with the world premiere of Lisa Ramirez’s To the Bone. Ramirez will also appear in the play, under the direction of Lisa Peterson. To the Bone will begin performances on September 9 and run through October 4. Opening night is set for September 17 at Cherry Lane Theatre. Joining Ramirez in the cast are Annie Henk, Liza Fernandez, Paola Lazaro-Munoz, Xochitl Romero, J.J. Perez, Gerardo Rodriguez and Haynes Thigpen. The play will feature scenic design by Rachel Hauck, lighting design by Russell Champa, costumes by Theresa Squire and sound design by Jill Du Boff.last_img read more

Carly Hughes Will Return to Chicago on Broadway

first_imgCarly Hughes will once again rouge her knees and roll her stockings down! The actress is set to return to the long-running revival of Chicago as Velma Kelly August 22 through September 4 at Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre. She will step in for Amra Faye Wright, who is scheduled to takes a brief hiatus.Hughes’ Broadway credits include Pippin, Beautiful, Ghost, The Book of Mormon, Ragtime, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.Along with Wright, Chicago currently stars Brandy Norwood as Roxie Hart (through August 2), Ivan Hernandez as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. As previously reported, Amy Spanger will play the role of Roxie Hart August 4 through August 16; Rumer Willis will then take over as Roxie from August 18. Related Shows Chicago View Comments from $49.50last_img read more

The attractive space of TEF in Šibenik, after a long blockade, is finally open for investors

first_imgIn the western part of Šibenik, leaning on the historic center and only 10 minutes walk from the famous Cathedral of St. Jakov under the protection of UNESCO, is the zone of the former Electrodes and Ferroalloys Factory – TEF. After the dismantling of the factory and the carried out ecological rehabilitation, this area represents one of the most important development potentials of the City of Šibenik.The issue of TEF land has been a long-standing problem of all city authorities in Šibenik because it is an area of ​​28 ha located in the center of Šibenik, only 500 meters as the crow flies from the city center and the Cathedral of St. Jacob. According to the GUP of the City of Šibenik, the former factory is planned to be converted into a mixed purpose where a new settlement, residential-business, cultural and educational, as well as catering-tourist capacities would be built.By the decision of the Šibenik city councilors, the TEF space finally received the green light for new investments and inclusion in the life of the city, reports from the city of Šibenik.The establishment of the company Batižele, through which the City of Šibenik, together with the Republic of Croatia, controls the premises of the former Electrodes and Ferroalloys Factory, has been confirmed. With this, this attractive location of 28 hectares in the mixed-use zone, after more than 20 years of blockade, is being converted into a space open to interested investors. “In the area of ​​TEF, it will be what we promised the citizens, and that is a unique urban zone of mixed use. It is planned to build hotels and sports facilities, extend the beach, traffic connections and all other facilities that will benefit the people of Šibenik and their guests.”, Said the Mayor of Šibenik Željko Burić at this week’s session of the City Council of the City of Šibenik.Land worth HRK 350 million was transferred to the new company Batižele from TEF, as well as most of TEF’s liabilities. The state will, at the expense of its claims against TEF, recapitalize the new company and remove mortgages from the land. The share capital of Batižele amounts to HRK 148,5 million, while the value of real estate in the amount of HRK 21 million remains with TEF. It should be reminded that at the beginning of August, the Government of the Republic of Croatia made a decision to accept the Batižela project, which would put the valuable TEF land into operation, within a year.The traffic connection and infrastructural equipment of this area enables the development and construction of high-quality hotel, sports and nautical facilities, due to which it is expected that TEF will once again be the bearer of the entrepreneurial and tourist potential of the City of Šibenik.last_img read more

Stock falls capped at 7%, no pre-opening trade as IDX prevents steep drops amid global market rout

first_imgStarting Friday, the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) will halt trading for stocks that have fallen 7 percent and will scrap pre-opening trade as it moves to safeguard the local market from steep drops amid a historic global market rout.The new rule, announced Thursday evening, changes a stipulation that had allowed all stocks to fall below 10 percent before facing auto rejection, in which the IDX’s trading system will automatically reject a bid lower or higher than certain a certain percentage drop or increase.The stock exchange will also suspend pre-opening sessions, which normally take place between 8:55 a.m. and 8:59 a.m., during which brokers can trade stocks prior to the real opening at 9 a.m. Topics : “ […]Looking at global stock market developments and the Indonesian stock market, which are facing pressures, due among others to the coronavirus COVID-19 being declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Indonesia Stock Exchange is taking steps to minimize pressures on the Indonesian stock market […],” the bourse wrote in a statement.Read also: Indonesian stocks hit circuit breaker upon opening in second day of trading haltThe trade of Indonesian stocks hit the circuit breaker on Thursday as the IDX imposed a 30-minute trading halt following a 5 percent slump to 4,895 at 3:33 p.m., or around half an hour prior to the end of trading for the day.The new rule will maintain auto rejection for share price increases. Stocks priced between Rp 50 and Rp 200 can soar up to 35 percent before being automatically being rejected from trading. Stocks at Rp 200 to Rp 5,000 can rise up to 25 percent. Shares above Rp 5,000 each can gain 20 percent before auto-rejection.center_img The same rules are applied for newly listed stocks. A previous stipulation had allowed them to fall and drop twice the caps of regular stocks.The new rule comes after the IDX also issued on March 10 a new policy on trading suspension for the broader stock index.According to the policy, the bourse will halt stock trading for 30 minutes if the main gauge, the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), falls by more than 5 percent. If the index keeps falling to more than 10 percent after the first suspension is lifted, the bourse will halt trading for another 30 minutes.Trading will be stopped entirely if the JCI plunges deeper than 15 percent. The suspension can last for more than one day with approval or upon instruction from the Financial Services Authority.last_img read more

Row over refusal to wed gays

first_imgNZ Herald 3 January 2017Family First Comment: Apparently it’s ok to refuse to offer your services at a Donald Trump inauguration or event, but not at a same-sex wedding #gofigure #toleranceoftheleft  A retired pastor has been barred as a marriage celebrant because he won’t marry same-sex couples.Auckland pastor Barrie Baker, 65, is one of 22 people barred from becoming marriage celebrants in the past 15 months because they refuse to do same-sex marriages.Family First director Bob McCoskrie says the rejections breach their rights under the Bill of Rights Act to “freedom of thought, conscience, religion, and belief”.“It’s coercing and it’s bullying,” he said.But the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Jeff Montgomery, said independent marriage celebrants were bound by the Human Rights Act not to discriminate against people on the basis of their sexual orientation.Labour MP Louisa Wall’s marriage equality bill, which legalised same-sex marriages in 2013, exempted celebrants nominated by a church or other approved organisation whose “religious beliefs or philosophical or humanitarian convictions” do not allow same-sex marriage.But Baker, who conducted weddings as a pastor for Baptist and other churches for more than 25 years, is now retired and applied to become an independent marriage celebrant after a couple asked him to marry them.He was on a mission trip in Europe at the time and had to turn them down because his application led to a long exchange with the Internal Affairs Department culminating, after that couple’s marriage, in a rejection.“I’ve had three other people ask me to marry them. I said I can’t now,” he said.“I was surprised. There seemed to be no reason except there was blatantly a prejudice against those of a particular faith.“Marriage originally was a religious institution. Now it looks as if the institution has been hijacked by a minority, a radical minority.”Another rejected applicant, Christchurch Salvation Army volunteer shop assistant Lesley Erikson, 53, said she was “shocked” when her application was rejected because she would not perform same-sex marriages.Montgomery said the application form for marriage celebrants did not ask about same-sex marriages, but he had instructed staff to ask about it when they interviewed applicants.“When I am personally appointing independent marriage celebrants [it is to] provide a public service, so if the celebrant says when we ask in the interview that they are unwilling to provide service to anyone who is legally able to get married, including same-sex couples, then they will not be approved,” he said.He advised would-be celebrants rejected for this reason to join an approved church or organisation.“The easy option for them … would be to align with an approved organisation or to create their own organisation the same way as the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster did,” he said.“I approved them [in 2015] on the basis that they had clear philosophical beliefs, albeit unusual ones, thus they were able to nominate marriage celebrants.”Wall said decisions on who could become marriage celebrants were entirely up to Montgomery.“It’s got nothing to do with my bill, it’s about how he is determining who is a suitable person to be an independent celebrant,” she said.Justice Minister Amy Adams, who is in charge of the Marriage Act, said the issue had not been raised with her until now. “I’ve asked my Justice officials for advice,” she said.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11793723Anti-same-sex marriage celebrants’ applications declinedRadio NZ News 3 January 2017READ MORE: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/323733/anti-same-sex-marriage-celebrants’-applications-declinedCelebrant wants the right to refuse marrying same-sex couplesNewsHub 3 February 2017Lesley Ericson applied to be an independent marriage celebrant because she wanted to help couples with their special day. Just not same-sex couples.“I said no, I wasn’t [prepared to marry same sex couples], and I said, I hope that doesn’t have any effect on my application. I immediately got an email saying your application has been declined.”She was shocked.“I thought, you’re kidding me, there was nothing along the way indicating that it was going to be an issue”.The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages says she’s not the only one.“Twenty-two celebrants have been declined out of about 600 over the last year or so and Lesley was one of those because she was unwilling to provide services to same sex couple,” Registrar-General Jeff Montgomery says.READ MORE: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/02/celebrant-wants-the-right-to-refuse-marrying-same-sex-couples.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more