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Love is a many-gendered thing

first_imgThe Spectator 19 August 2017Family First Comment: This is a very funny read. Based on the current plebiscite in Australia on same-sex marriage, this is looking in to the future – a plebiscite on “MM” in 2021. “The only difference is that in 2021 the ‘marriage reform’ LGBQTIXYZ High Command and its lackeys in the media are fighting over is polygamy. They don’t call it polygamy. That name was discarded as ‘too anthropological’. ‘Polyamory’ too, a term which has gained some traction in the United States, was ruled out by the advertising agency advising on the campaign as ‘sounding like something for cleaning the car’. ‘Marriage multiplicity’ was toyed with. Finally polygamy proponents endorsed ‘multiple marriage’ – MM – as the official brand of the campaign to achieve this ‘second major redefinition of marriage for a fairer, more caring society’. It’s amazing how quickly the demand for MM has spread, from a prospect that wasn’t even on the fringes at the time of the same-sex campaign. Indeed it was constantly dismissed. Christians and other eccentrics who maintained that legalisation of gay nuptials would lead inevitably to a demand for legal polygamy were sneered at by politicians and the massed sages of social media as ‘alarmists’, ‘fascists’, ‘nutters’, etc. Yet no sooner was gay marriage in the bag than, lo and behold, up popped MM as the next ‘must have’. Far from being, as it was described in 2017, ‘not linked, legally, socially or culturally’ to same-sex marriage, polygamy in 2021 is only a plebiscite away.”Dateline anywhere in Australia, three or four years from now. Spring is around the corner and love is in the air. What better time for a plebiscite on marriage? Not that there’s much love among the proponents of change towards upholders of the status quo, or between those who want a plebiscite and those who want parliament to legislate the change in marriage law.The latter subdivision in the pro-change lobby are showing themselves characteristically civilised in debate. A plebiscite, they say, is ‘a state-sanctioned opportunity for vile haters to spew their vitriol under the guise of “hearing both sides”’ and “a fail-proof way of provoking suicides on a scale that would make a defeated Japanese army blush.” Nothing new in that, of course. We heard it all before, in 2017, in the war against the same-sex marriage plebiscite. The only difference is that in 2021 the ‘marriage reform’ LGBQTIXYZ High Command and its lackeys in the media are fighting over is polygamy.They don’t call it polygamy. That name was discarded as ‘too anthropological’. ‘Polyamory’ too, a term which has gained some traction in the United States, was ruled out by the advertising agency advising on the campaign as ‘sounding like something for cleaning the car’. ‘Marriage multiplicity’ was toyed with. Finally polygamy proponents endorsed ‘multiple marriage’ – MM – as the official brand of the campaign to achieve this ‘second major redefinition of marriage for a fairer, more caring society’.It’s amazing how quickly the demand for MM has spread, from a prospect that wasn’t even on the fringes at the time of the same-sex campaign. Indeed it was constantly dismissed. Christians and other eccentrics who maintained that legalisation of gay nuptials would lead inevitably to a demand for legal polygamy were sneered at by politicians and the massed sages of social media as ‘alarmists’, ‘fascists’, ‘nutters’, etc. Yet no sooner was gay marriage in the bag than, lo and behold, up popped MM as the next ‘must have’. Far from being, as it was described in 2017, ‘not linked, legally, socially or culturally’ to same-sex marriage, polygamy in 2021 is only a plebiscite away.If, that is, a plebiscite is held. The MM activists who want a parliamentary vote are challenging the plebiscite in court, as they did with the last one. The financially profligate Left has suddenly discovered thrift, and declares itself horrified at the millions of dollars a plebiscite will cost, when MPs could decide the matter for zilch. What they mean, of course, is that it’s easier to browbeat spineless parliamentarians into giving them what they want than to convince the public at large, which just conceivably might say no.The government intends the 2021 plebiscite, if it goes ahead, to be conducted through polling booths. The experiment four years ago of postal polling was not wholly successful. With characteristic efficiency Australia Post managed to lose whole sackloads of votes and deliver others after counting had stopped. A few still turn up at the electoral office each day.The pro-MM movement has powerful allies, the legal profession for one. With the first same-sex marriages among rich gays and public-service lesbians now ending in divorces and expensive wrangles over who gets the schnauzer, lawyers stand to gain even more from MM bust-ups. ‘Instead of one divorce per marriage there’s the potential for several,’ said Family Court barrister Gail Finkelstein SC, ‘not to mention all those extra pre-nups lawyers will get to draw up.’The question of who can marry whom is causing some dissension in pro-MM ranks. Most activists want MM available to ‘people of all gender identities and none’. For traditional polygamists, such as Mormons and Muslims, one man can marry more than one woman, but not the other way around, and strict acknowledgment must be made of the ‘headship’ of the male. Muslims go further, as was made clear, or as clear as the interpreter could manage, by the Grand Mufti, speaking to the media in Arabic (as a newcomer to our shores – he has been here only two decades – the Grand Mufti’s English is still less than fluent). For Muslims, he pronounced, MM should be celebrated only in sharia rites and the husband must issue a ‘receipt’ to the bride’s father and brothers to demonstrate her transfer to, as the interpreter put it, ‘his unchallenged and absolute proprietorialship’ and to recognise ‘his possessiveness over her person and full enjoyment of the right to impose condign discipline for transgressions.’Feminist MM campaigners, while rejecting any accusation of ‘Islamophobia’, disagree with the Grand Mufti’s ‘culturally conditioned understanding’ of MM and insist instead that legislation ‘recognise the entitlement of women to be senior spouse’ in a marriage with multiple male ‘wives’. To suggestions that seniority sits uneasily with gender equality, feminist journalist Calamity Badass said, ‘That’s balls. Female seniority in marriage is payback for the generations of powerless women chained to the kitchen sink, trapped in marriages with male abusers by a misogynist society.’Our socially aware international airline has thrown its weight behind MM. Noting that Australian Muslims, who were opposed to gay marriage, are enthusiastically in favour of MM, it has decided to ‘reward’ them by offering generous discount fares (husbands 25 per cent, first three wives ten per cent the lot, other wives free) for their overseas-resident ‘family members’ who might wish to travel here for fast-track registration as voters. ‘Faith and begob,’ says the CEO, ‘if us dinky-di Aussies can’t be giving a helping hand in the exercise of democracy to our extended Aussie family in the Middle East, what kind of spalpeens are we?’Without doubt, then, community attitudes are changing. The Herald Age, in which a columnist once derided wives of polygamists as ‘sheikhs’ sheilas’, has editorialised that ‘a fair go for everyone matrimonially, like mateship, is part of what it means to be an Australian’. Church moderator Rev. Nan Featherhead declared that ‘theologically, there are no valid objections to MM’. Indeed, she added, ‘it might even have been at a multiple marriage that Our Lord changed the water into wine, since Scripture mentions only a bridegroom and does not state how many blushing brides were being wed that happy day at Cana.’All have dismissed as ‘irrelevant’ and ‘fake news spread by anti-MM bigots’ a claim on a US ‘zoophile’ website that once polygamy is enshrined in law, pet-lovers will launch a demand for CAM – ‘companion animals marriage’. Said one MM campaigner: ‘There is no way such a caricature of marriage can be linked to MM, legally, socially or culturally.’https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/08/love-is-a-many-gendered-thing/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Waitukubuli National Trail Managment Unit to observe world environment day

first_img Share Tweet Photo credit: world-environment-day.funmunch.comThe Waitukubuli National Trail Management Unit in its efforts to promote World Environment Day 2012 will host an open day targeted at primary school children.According to a press release issued by Roselyn Paul, Trail Operations Officer, they have partnered with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme and the Environmental Coordinating Unit to observe World Environment Day which will be celebrated on Tuesday, 5th June,2012, under the theme “Green Economy: Does it Include You?”.The Open Day will take place at the Waitukubuli National Trail Research and Interpretation Facility (RIF) in Pont Casse from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m to which six graders from ten (10) schools within the vicinity of the Research and Interpretation Facility.Activities will include an educational tour, a quiz competition and an open forum where students will be allowed to document their experience using various forms such as art, poetry, drama and song.The Unit believes that the open day event is “fitting and timely” as it will benefit students and the environment.“It will promote both the trail and GEF’s work programme in Dominica as contributors to a green economy. It is a splendid opportunity to educate the youth on the natural environment, bio-diversity and sustainable livelihoods. Further, the event will provide visibility to the Waitukubuli National Trail Research and Interpretation Facility, the headquarters and hub for trail operations”.World Environment Day which was first celebrated in 1972 is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round but climax on 5 June every year. Dominica Vibes News 34 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img EducationLocalNewsPrimary Waitukubuli National Trail Managment Unit to observe world environment day by: – June 4, 2012 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Aug. 24

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 1,187; 2. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,179; 3. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,177; 4. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,172; 5. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., 1,167; 6. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 1,157; 7. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 1,156; 8. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,145; 9. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,140; 10. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,135; 11. Shawn Fletcher, Brainerd, Minn., 1,125; 12. A.J. Ward, Io­nia, Michigan, and Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M., both 1,123; 14. Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark., 1,118; 15. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 1,116; 16. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,113; 17. Tyler Limoges, Redwood Falls, Minn., 1,111; 18. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,107; 19. Mark Schulte, Delhi, Iowa, 1,099; 20. Pat McGuire, Belton, Texas, 1,098.IMCA Late Models – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 794; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 791; 3. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 790; 4. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 780; 5. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubu­que, Iowa, 775; 6. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 772; 7. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, and Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, both 761; 9. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 752; 10. Andy Nezwor­ski, Buffalo, Iowa, 741; 11. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 736; 12. Ben Seemann, Water­loo, Iowa, 725; 13. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 711; 14. Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, 706; 15. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 701; 16. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 699; 17. Curtis Glover, Runnells, Iowa, 686; 18. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 679; 19. Nick Marolf, Wilton, Iowa, 676; 20. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 673.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 786; 2. Kyle Ganoe, Thomp­sontown, Pa., 759; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 757; 4. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 753; 5. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 748; 6. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 744; 7. Kaleb John­son, Sioux Falls, S.D., 741; 8. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 736; 9. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 734; 10. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 732; 11. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., and Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, both 726; 13. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 725; 14. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 721; 15. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 719; 16. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 710; 17. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 709; 18. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 708; 19. Kenneth Duke, Selins­grove, Pa., 696; 20. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 693.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,200; 2. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,182; 3. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, and Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, both 1,172; 5. Ja­son Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,171; 6. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,169; 7. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis., 1,157; 8. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, and Damon Hammond, Bur­leson, Texas, both 1,150; 10. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 1,143; 11. Dan Mackenthun, Ham­burg, Minn., 1,141; 12. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,120; 13. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn., 1,119; 14. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,118; 15. Kyle Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,111; 16. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 1,109; 17. Joren Boyce, Minot, N.D., 1,108; 18. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,104; 19. Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis., 1,096; 20. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1,094.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,200; 2. Justin Luinen­burg, Reading, Minn., 1,189; 3. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,187; 4. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,178; 5. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,171; 6. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., and Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., both 1,165; 8. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,162; 9. Luke Wassom, Broken Bow, Neb., 1,149; 10. Eric Cross, Salina, Kan., 1,145; 11. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 1,141; 12. Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth, Iowa, and Austin Brauner, Platte Cen­ter, Neb., both 1,131; 14. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,121; 15. Leah Wroten, Independ­ence, Iowa, 1,109; 16. Andrew Bertsch, Minot, N.D., and Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, both 1,105; 18. Roy Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 1,096; 19. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,094; 20. Ta­than Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,091.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,191; 2. Tony Olson, Ce­dar Rapids, Iowa, 1,181; 3. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,175; 4. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., 1,160; 5. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 1,154; 6. Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,153; 7. Colby Fett, Algona, Iowa, 1,151; 8. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,149; 9. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,148; 10. Dakota Sproul, Ellis, Kan., 1,147; 11. Austin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 1,146; 12. David Siercks, Princeton, Minn., and Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, both 1,145; 14. Austen Becerra, Bowen, Ill., 1,137; 15. Chris VanMil, Barnesville, Minn., 1,136; 16. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,128; 17. Jaylen Wettengel, Topeka, Kan., 1,124; 18. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb., 1,123; 19. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,116; 20. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D., 1,114.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,171; 2. Jef­frey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,164; 3. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 1,122; 4. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 1,104; 5. James Guyton, Moody, Texas, 1,085; 6. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,078; 7. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,066; 8. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1,062; 9. Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, Texas, 1,059; 10. Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., 1,026; 11. Kamera McDonald, Keller, Texas, 970; 12. Allen Montgomery, White Settlement, Texas, 927; 13. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 920; 14. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 915; 15. Nathan Buchanan, Kemp, Texas, 896; 16. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 876; 17. Frank Groves, Shallowater, Texas, 860; 18. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 854; 19. Steve Gray, Vernal, Utah, 853; 20. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 807.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,190; 2. Dillon Richards, Be­atrice, Neb., 1,185; 3. Mitch Meier, Chilton, Wis., 1,160; 4. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 1,148; 5. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,129; 6. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,118; 7. Levi Heath, Wil­ton, Iowa, 1,117; 8. Darwin Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 1,104; 9. Michael Meier, Chilton, Wis., 1,102; 10. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,096; 11. Kaitlin DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,076; 12. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 1,075; 13. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 1,071; 14. Tanner Uehling, Norfolk, Neb., 1,070; 15. Jason Berg, Bismarck, N.D., 1,065; 16. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,057; 17. Austin Friedrich, St. James, Minn., 1,056; 18. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 1,052; 19. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 1,048; 20. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 1,014.last_img read more

Spurs track new Jay Jay Okocha

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Townsend: Eze’s an incredible talent Eberechi Eze to add spark to Crystal Palace Tottenham Hotspur is reportedly favourites to sign Queens Park Rangers starlet Eberechi Eze. Tottenham are said to have been tracking the player for some time and are edging closer to making an offer. Spurs scout Brian Carey was present to see Eze star in QPR’s 3-1 win over Preston last Saturday, according to the Sun. He has 12 goals and eight assists in all competitions for QPR so far this season. Sheffield United and Crystal Palace were also thought to be interested in the 21-year-old but have been put off by QPR’s asking price of £20 million. The Championship side could be tempted into a player-plus-cash deal as Spurs look to take Eze on the cheap. The north London side is believed to be keen to reinforce their squad with fresh faces in what could be a pivotal transition period for the club. With Christian Eriksen having left in January, there is a hole in attacking midfield that could be filled by a player like Eze. Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was reportedly an admirer of Eze and wanted to sign the youngster before he was sacked. But Spurs have kept the England under-21 international on their transfer wishlist – a move that is thought to be endorsed by current manager Jose Mourinho. The Greenwich born Eze was in Millwall’s academy before being released 2016 and taking a job at Tesco. Eventually, Eze got a break at QPR before spending the 2017/18 at Wycombe Wanderers before returning to west London. In 2018, he signed a new deal that will keep him at the club till 2021.Tags: Brian CareyEberechi EzeJay Jay OkochaMauricio PochettinoQueen’s Park RangersTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

No guarantees for Hart – Pellegrini

first_img Hart has made several costly errors for club and country over the past year and had another uncomfortable game as City were surprisingly beaten at promoted Cardiff in the Barclays Premier League last week. Pellegrini said: “For the moment Joe will continue being our goalkeeper but I spoke with him and he knows he must be quickly in his top form again. “I am sure he is a top goalkeeper and will do it again. “I said from the beginning my teams never play with names, they play with performances. “Joe knows perfectly he needs good performances in the next games. At the moment he has all the trust.” Hart’s critics have suggested that a lack of serious competition for his place in the side has been a contributory factor in his loss of form. At City, back-up Costel Pantilimon has only been used in cup ties over the past two years but Pellegrini insists the Romanian is a serious challenger to Hart. When asked if Hart could be dropped, Pellegrini said at a press conference: “I think it is not the moment. The Chilean is backing the England international to come good but will not wait indefinitely for him to regain top form. Pellegrini’s words come soon after a similar warning from England boss Roy Hodgson over his spot in the national side. Press Association “That doesn’t mean we don’t have another goalkeeper. We have Costel Pantilimon. “But we know Joe has had a difficult moment and those players need trust in those moments.” Hart, 26, became City’s first choice three years ago when former manager Roberto Mancini unexpectedly selected him ahead of Shay Given. He grabbed the opportunity and was outstanding in City’s title-winning 2011-12 campaign. Pellegrini hopes the goalkeeping coach he brought with him to City will help Hart regain his best. Pellegrini said: “I saw the whole of last season, but last season is past. “We must see about the present and future and for this moment, I think it is best for the team that Joe Hart continues. “Joe is working with another goalkeeping coach. I trust a lot in Xabier Mancisidor, he is a very good goalkeeping coach. “I worked a lot with him in Malaga and Real Madrid and I am sure Joe will improve in a lot of things during the whole year. “Joe is a very young goalkeeper, I think he arrived to the top in England maybe too young and he needs a lot of things to improve and Xabier will do it.” Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has warned goalkeeper Joe Hart his place in the team is not guaranteed.last_img read more

USC acceptance rate reaches all-time low

first_imgUSC mailed out decision letters on Tuesday for students accepted into the graduating class of 2019. Of the 51,800 students who applied, 9,050 were granted admission.USC boasts its lowest acceptance rate in history at 17.5 percent, down from last year’s 17.8 percent.Timothy Brunold, dean of undergraduate admission, said the type of students that were offered a place in the university were exemplary candidates.“The students who have just been invited to join the Trojan Family have it all: fantastic academic preparation, impressive patterns of involvement and leadership, incredible diversity — in every sense of the word — sincere academic curiosity and an eager willingness to tackle the world’s toughest problems,” he said.Most of the admitted students were part of the top 10 percent of their graduating class. Their average unweighted GPA was 3.83 on a four-point scale, and they scored above the 95th percentile in their SATs.Half of the students who have been accepted took more than eight Advanced Placement courses during their high school career.The admitted students also represent a diverse set of ethnic backgrounds.While 44 percent of the admitted freshmen are from California, 42 percent represent 49 states and U.S. territories. Fourteen percent of the students come from 77 foreign countries, with the most represented countries being China, India, South Korea, Canada and Singapore.Twenty-three percent of the students are also from underrepresented minority populations. Eight percent are black, 13 percent are Latino and 2 percent are Native American/Pacific Islander, making USC one of the country’s private research universities that enrolls the most underrepresented minorities.Some of the admitted students will form part of the inaugural class of the USC Glorya Kauffman School of Dance. Three-hundred and fifty students applied, and only 20 will pursue their bachelor of fine arts in the new school.The class of 2019 will also be inaugurating its new music production program under the Thorton School. Under this program, students will be able to pursue a bachelor of music.One of the students accepted, Alli Loynd, hopes to major in biological sciences and French. While she was in high school, she created a district-wide program that brought high school students to her districts’ elementary schools to teach English as a second language.“I saw a lot of ESL students feeling lost and ignored, so I am really proud that I have potentially made some of these kids’ lives easier by helping them with their English, but most importantly, showing that people care about them,” Loynd said.Caleb Collins, a senior in high school, is one of 10 students who were admitted into the program. He said that he always knew he wanted to work in the music industry.“I always knew that Thornton was a top program — one of the best in the country — so I decided to apply. I have listened to music since before I could talk and music is all I want to do,” he said.Collins attended Grammy camp for a jazz session and was a winner of a YoungArts award, an award that recognizes young artists in literary, design and performing arts.Students who have not yet received their admission decision should expect to get their admissions packages within the next few  days. The university will also post decisions online.Brennan said USC still chooses to send admissions decisions through the mail to emphasize the importance of the students’ accomplishment.“Admissions decisions are overwhelming and we want our announcements to be a family moment,” Brennan said.Students will have until May 1 to decide whether they will be attending the university.last_img read more

Argentina-B&H 2:0

first_imgThe football teams of B&H and Argentina played a friendly match last night at Busch Stadium in the US city of St. Louis. The Argentinian team, led by coach Alejandro Sabella won with a result of 2:0.The meeting was dominated by the double world champions, who even without the injured Lionel Messi achieved a victory. The B&H players offered good resistance up until the second goal, and their game completely fell apart after Aguero gave a goal in the 67th minute.At the beginning of the match, B&H had two excellent chances through Ibišević and Džeko, but the B&H players were not accurate enough.(Source: Fena: Photo: Facebook)last_img read more

Hunters hold strong to third spot

first_imgFrom 20 games played, the Hunters are on 32 competition points (14 wins, 6 losses and 2 byes) and a points for and against of 118.The Hunters 30-20 over the Burleigh Bears yesterday saw the Bears slip down to second place. The Redcliffe Dolphins are now first on the ladder.The Hunters will fly off to Australia this week to take on the Townsville Blackhawks at Jack Manski Oval this Saturday. Kick-off is at 4.05pm.The top 6:Redcliffe Dolphins (34), Burleigh Bears (33), SP Hunters (32), Townsville Blackhawks (31), Easts Tigers (26) and Sunshine Coast Falcons (25).last_img read more

Russia loses 2 more Olympic silver medals because of doping

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Demchenko won silver in men’s luge and as part of the team relay. Also banned was Tatiana Ivanova, who was also part of the team relay.They were among the last 11 rulings on the 46 current doping cases reviewed by the IOC. Lugers from Italy, Germany, Latvia and Canada are set to be upgraded in the medals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe International Luge Federation had no immediate comment about the IOC decisions. FIL President Josef Fendt said in recent weeks that he believes the Russians sliding now are clean — a comment that was appreciated by Demchenko, who is now a coach within the Russian federation.“On one page, it makes you question everything that their entire program has done,” said 2014 Olympic women’s bronze medalist Erin Hamlin of the U.S., whose medal placing will not be affected by Friday’s decisions. “At the same time, I beat a lot of them. So you know what? It didn’t work. And in that sense it’s extra-satisfying. But questions it all, not just the Olympics, and that stinks.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Bolts turn back Elite In this file photo Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. APLAUSANNE, Switzerland — Russia has lost two more Olympic medals from Sochi because of doping, and luge has now been touched by the scandal for the first time.Albert Demchenko, a luger who won two silver medals at the Sochi Games, was among 11 athletes disqualified by the International Olympic Committee on Friday (Saturday Manila time) and banned from the games for life.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Luge officials have maintained that their sport is clean, even while bobsled and skeleton — the other Olympic sliding sports — have been dealing with the aftereffects of the state-sponsored Sochi doping program for some time. Russia has lost two bobsled gold medals from Sochi in the IOC decisions on doping, a gold medal in skeleton, a bronze in women’s skeleton and now two silvers from luge.“We’ve heard for so long that luge doesn’t have a problem and everything’s fine and blah blah blah,” Hamlin said. “And now everything’s going to be questioned.”Two cross-country skiers disqualified Friday, Nikita Kryukov and Alexander Bessmertnykh, already lost team event medals in recent weeks when other Russians were disqualified.Of the 46 hearings, three athletes were cleared.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more