REBECCA BREYER / Associated Press REBECCA BREYER / Associated Press REBECCA BREYER / Associated Press In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 photo, Robert Franklin, a Laney Professor of Moral Leadership at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, speaks during his “Faith and Politics” course at Emory University in Atlanta. The course requires students to volunteer with a political campaign, keep of journal of their experiences and turn in a final paper proposing strategies for healing the divided nation. (AP Photo/Rebecca Breyer) ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party For Whom The Bell Rings Share In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 photo, Kathryn Stanley tears up while speaking at Robert Franklin’s class on faith and politics at Emory University in Atlanta. Earlier that day, after the presidential election, she sobbed alongside her junior high school students even as she urged them to maintain hope in the face of their fears, and that night she cried again as she spoke to her classmates. (AP Photo/Rebecca Breyer) Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Add to My List In My List REBECCA BREYER / Associated Press REBECCA BREYER / Associated Press 1234 In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 photo, Georg Stahlmann a student from Gottingen, Germany, participates during Robert Franklin’s class on faith and politics at Emory University in Atlanta. A month before the final paper proposing strategies for healing the divided nation, Stahlmann, he omitted the topic from his assignment. “It’s not my culture, it’s not my country,” he explained. “It’s not for me to heal.” (AP Photo/Rebecca Breyer) In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 photo, Georg Stahlmann a student from Gottingen, Germany, participates during Robert Franklin’s class on faith and politics at Emory University in Atlanta. A month before the final paper proposing strategies for healing the divided nation, Stahlmann, he omitted the topic from his assignment. “It’s not my culture, it’s not my country,” he explained. “It’s not for me to heal.” (AP Photo/Rebecca Breyer) In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 photo, Robert Franklin, a Laney Professor of Moral Leadership at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, speaks during his “Faith and Politics” course at Emory University in Atlanta. The course requires students to volunteer with a political campaign, keep of journal of their experiences and turn in a final paper proposing strategies for healing the divided nation. (AP Photo/Rebecca Breyer) The classroom held all the moroseness of a funeral parlor. Just 16 hours had passed since Donald Trump had won the presidency, and in this “Faith and Politics” class at Emory University, graduate students talked of being shocked and wounded, fearful and horrified. From shaky voices, there was conviction that bigotry had prevailed, and from eyes, tears fell. But from the syllabus came a stern reminder: They needed to find a way to fix this.Just a month remained until the students’ deadline for final papers proposing how to heal this divided nation. Theology professor Robert Franklin reminded them that many would go on to be ministers whom congregants look to on days like this.As winter break drew near, the papers streamed in. In their writing, students recounted their required volunteer stints with political campaigns, knocking on strangers’ doors and dialing their phones. They cited the work of great thinkers and deft political observers; the hallowed words of the Declaration of Independence and the castigated ones of the Dred Scott decision. They wrote of racism and gay rights and health care.What they largely evaded, though, was substantive exploration of the idea of healing.Kathryn Stanley, a 49-year-old teacher, daughter of a preacher and member of Atlanta’s renowned Ebenezer Baptist Church, sidestepped the issue altogether. The day after the election, she sobbed alongside her junior high school students even as she urged them to maintain hope in the face of their fears, and that night she cried again as she spoke to her classmates. Four weeks later, she conceded she was no more ready to give Trump a chance, nor to devise a blueprint for healing.“I’m not in the healing space yet,” she said.Likewise, Georg Stahlmann, a 24-year-old from Gottingen, Germany, working on a Master of Divinity degree in preparation for Lutheran ministry, viewed with a measure of mirth the peculiarities of American politics and the openness with which people’s preferences were discussed. He parsed the intersection of religion and politics. As for healing, though, he omitted the topic from his assignment.“It’s not my culture, it’s not my country,” he explained. “It’s not for me to heal.”Wesley Smithart, a 23-year-old who teaches a course at a women’s prison and plans to become a lawyer, struggled with the question, too. She wrote of allowing people who feel silenced to share their thoughts even if they are painful to hear. But specific proposals for healing seemed elusive.“When you think about what would it look like for a divided America to heal from this, I’m just not sure it’s that easy,” she said. “I’m not sure there’s one specific version of a healed America. I’m not sure America has ever been whole in the way that a word like healing makes you think.”Franklin is a seasoned scholar and an ordained minister, the former president of Morehouse College and the author of multiple books. He taught “Faith and Politics” once before, in 1992, but did not challenge students to fix the national polarization. It wasn’t as pronounced then, he explained. As the papers arrived and Franklin’s own cutoff to report grades approached, he noted the trouble many seemed to have with the question.“Maybe my expectations were too high,” he saidThe night after the election, as Franklin and his students gathered, he was taken aback by the degree of fear and the feelings of grief he heard. One student said her sister found a Ku Klux Klan flyer that morning on her car outside her Alabama home. A Latino man pondered aloud if he was willing to be arrested for civil disobedience should deportation forces be dispatched. A woman with an Indian boyfriend worried his bearded face would have him mistaken for a Muslim and make him a target.Searching for meaning, Stanley said she knew there was still a God, while a classmate said maybe things had to get worse before they got better.Off in a back corner, the lone conservative in the class, a 33-year-old lawyer named Stephen Tippins, stayed quiet. He couldn’t bring himself to vote for Trump, skipping the presidency on his ballot, but he didn’t share his classmates’ pain. As students were called to the lectern that night and a week later, the reluctant Tippins went last.He touched on a question that formed the basis for his final paper: “Heal from what?” He concedes the country may think it’s more divided, but wonders if it really is.“I don’t know that it’s healing that we need so much as lucidity and perspective. A lot of the division is self-inflicted or self-fulfilling prophecy. It’s not nearly as divisive as it has literally been divided. We don’t have 20,000 people dying at Antietam,” he said, referring to the Civil War battle.The discord in Room 322 of the Rollins Building reflected the state of the nation as Trump nears inauguration. Even as the president-elect’s victory speech urged unity, the weeks that have followed have seen little of it, with protests and hard feelings exacerbated by White House appointments seen by many as further driving a wedge between left and right.Franklin himself wondered what move or what singular figure might bring people together. His theological background nudged him toward thinking it could be a religious leader, perhaps an evangelical pastor popular with Trump supporters. He pointed to the post-apartheid healing in South Africa, where the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a major step and Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu emerged as key unifying figures.Here, Franklin knows it’s far less clear, as evidenced by his students’ struggles with their final papers.“I do feel the denial and the unreadiness to lead on healing and reconciliation,” he said. “I think they’re open to conversations and they’re desirous of that, but I don’t think they really know where to start.” REBECCA BREYER / Associated Press REBECCA BREYER / Associated Press In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 photo, Kathryn Stanley tears up while speaking at Robert Franklin’s class on faith and politics at Emory University in Atlanta. Earlier that day, after the presidential election, she sobbed alongside her junior high school students even as she urged them to maintain hope in the face of their fears, and that night she cried again as she spoke to her classmates. (AP Photo/Rebecca Breyer) Related Stories REBECCA BREYER / Associated Press In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 photo, Kathryn Stanley tears up while speaking at Robert Franklin’s class on faith and politics at Emory University in Atlanta. Earlier that day, after the presidential election, she sobbed alongside her junior high school students even as she urged them to maintain hope in the face of their fears, and that night she cried again as she spoke to her classmates. (AP Photo/Rebecca Breyer) REBECCA BREYER / Associated Press
RELATED: Who are the early favorites for the 2018 title? | Driver tracker for the seasonThe calendar has turned to 2018 and drivers will be in Daytona for Speedweeks in less than a month meaning the new season is inching closer.Looking back at 2017, Martin Truex Jr. set a blistering pace with more than 2,000 laps led, a host of stage wins, plenty of playoff points and eight wins, including a victory in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to earn the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship.Truex had his fair share of challengers over the course of 2017 from recent champions in Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick to breakout stars in Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott. All that begs the question: Who is best positioned to serve as the biggest threat to unseat Truex heading into the 2018 season? NASCAR.com’s Zack Albert and RJ Kraft weigh in.Albert: Looking for prospective candidates? Let’s start with the driver who came a whisker’s breadth away from derailing the Truex train last season — Kyle Busch. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has landed four or more victories in four of the last five seasons, and he’s been a Championship 4 participant in the Homestead-Miami finale for three years running.Consider also that Busch is still just 32 — perhaps quote-unquote “old” as the age of the starting grid trends younger, but still well in the prime years of his career. The combination of talent with the backing of one of the sport’s most potent teams in JGR makes Busch a likely contender for a second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crown.Kraft: I like trends, and I think Larson will follow the template laid out by Truex over the past three seasons of gradual growth that builds to a championship. In Truex’s case, he got back to Victory Lane in 2015 and followed it up with a four-win campaign in 2016 before last season’s championship. Larson scored his first Monster Energy Series win in 2016 followed by four victories in 2017. Given Larson’s repeated mishaps in the latter half of the playoffs, it’s easy to forget that he set new career highs in laps led, top fives and top 10s in his breakout season. Behind Truex, no driver gained more stage points than Larson as he took full advantage of the new format.What is the key to the Chip Ganassi Racing driver taking the next step to a championship? Notching wins at 1.5-mile tracks, which he has yet to do. With four runner-ups at 1.5-milers in 2017, it seems like Larson is closing in on those victories — almost as fast as he gets around on the high line.
Vermont Business Magazine This morning at Burlington’s City Market electric vehicle charging station on Flynn Avenue, Representative Peter Welch (D-Vermont) unveiled legislation he authored to make electric vehicles more affordable, easier to purchase, and easier to charge. Currently, a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 is available for buyers of electric vehicles. However, the number of credits is capped at 200,000 vehicles for each manufacturer. That cap is expected to be hit by manufacturers as early as this year, rendering the credit unavailable to buyers.Welch’s legislation makes three important changes to the credit:First, it eliminates the per manufacturer cap, allowing manufacturers and dealers to offer the credit to an unlimited number of buyers for the next 10 years. Second, it allows buyers to receive the credit immediately at the point of sale rather than having to wait until they file their annual income tax return as required under current law.Finally, the legislation provides a tax credit to purchasers of electric vehicle charging stations to incentivize the buildout of this important infrastructure around the country.“Transportation is the single largest contributor to greenhouse emissions in the United States,” said Welch. “It is urgent that we transition to cleaner, more efficient modes of transportation. My legislation will make electric vehicles and their charging stations more affordable, while saving Vermonters money at the gas pump and reducing their environmental footprint.” Welch was joined at the press conference by Marilyn Miller, Executive Director of the Vermont Vehicle and Automotive Distributors Association (VADA), Dave Roberts, Coordinator of Drive Electric Vermont, Steve Dinco, Sales Manager at Shearer GM, and John Tashiro, General Manager of City Market.“Vermont’s auto dealers have been national leaders in the promotion and sale of electric vehicles,” said Miller. “This legislation will help our dealers make electric vehicles an affordable option for more Vermonters, by reducing their upfront costs. We appreciate the leadership from Congressman Welch to support this growing market of clean and affordable transportation.”Welch’s legislation, (H.R. 6274) is cosponsored in the House by Reps. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.). Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is expected to introduce companion legislation in the Senate.Source: Welch 6.29.2018
Manchester United agreed a fee with Leicester for Maguire last week, making the England international the world’s most expensive defender for £80million.The England international has now signed a five-year deal with the Red Devils and is expected to wear the No 5 shirt Marcos Rojo ditched a year ago. Manchester United have now announced the signing of Maguire, saying on their official website: “Manchester United is delighted to confirm the signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester City.“Harry signs on a six-year contract, with the option to extend for a further year.”Maguire himself is raring to get going, saying: “I am delighted to have signed for this great club. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Leicester and would like to thank everyone at the club, and the fans, for their fantastic support over the past two seasons.“However, when Manchester United come knocking on your door, it is an incredible opportunity.“From my conversations with the manager, I am excited about the vision and plans he has for the team.RelatedManchester United Name Harry Maguire Permanent CaptainJanuary 17, 2020In “England”Harry Maguire: Manchester United Captain Handed Suspended Jail Sentence For Bribery, AssaultAugust 25, 2020In “England”England Unveil 23-Man World Cup Squad As Wilshere And Hart Miss OutMay 16, 2018In “England”
With the small group finishing in good order, even with a brief and light rain shower, cards collected and it was back to BJ’s for a bit of late lunch and the always refreshing thirst quenchers while awaiting the day’s results, which took quite a tiebreaker to sort out the top 3.With 32 points and coming out on top was John Davies (c/h 11) over Derek Brook (29) in second and Don Carmody (29) in third. John Pierrel (12) carding 30 points completed the podium as the rest applauded and cheered.Friday, Oct. 26, Treasure Hill – StablefordAnother fine Friday morning in Pattaya, and the Tropical golfers gathered at BJ’s Holiday Lodge hoping to play well at the always challenging Treasure Hill.This course offers a great green fee, caddie fee, and cart rate that enticed almost everyone to make the trip today. The caddies must love this all-in rate as they rarely need to drag a pull cart around the course. I’m sure they would be as disappointed as the golfers if this promotion is discontinued.Mashi Kaneta (left) with Dave Cooper.The recent rains left the course a little soggy, so drives tended to stop near where they landed, denying the players the benefit of much roll. However, ‘lift clean and place’ through the green gave the golfers a little advantage. The greens were slow, and uphill putts required a pretty good rap.No player was able to play to their handicap today. The first place winner was Mashi Kaneta with 34 points, playing off a course handicap of 16. Second place went to Dave Cooper (27) with 33 points. Daryl Evans (25) and Don Carmody (29), claimed third and fourth place, both finishing with 32 points. John Davis (right) receives congrats from Micki.PSC Golf from the Tropical Golf Group Wednesday, Oct. 24, Bangpra – StablefordA return to Bangpra, the Monkey Course, too soon for some, way too long for others. The last time we visited was in July completing a 3 round eclectic event at the course.Generally always in good condition and with the recent daily showers, a well-presented course was expected and found. No lift, clean and place this day but making this decision from only the fact that carts are/are not allowed on fairways sometimes catches you. The greens were found in very good condition, not lightening fast but a reasonable speed and running true. On top of that, catching one of the few remaining “Sports Day” rates before high season was a bonus.
IN SPORT.ES The Racing Santander squad, including the coaching staff, said on Thursday that they did not think it was “appropriate” for footballers to be tested for Covid-19 “when there are not enough” tests for frontline staff. Europa Press Upd. at 12:39 La plantilla del Racing de Santander, en contra de los test del COVID-19 24/04/2020 For Racing, football is not the be-all and end-all: “Our priority is to play the final 11 games in the second division to try and stay up on the pitch, but we want to do it without any health risks for us or our families.” “However, if we are obliged to take them, we will do so as not to damage our club.” “It doesn’t seem appropriate to us that we’re going to have tests when there are enough for those working on the frontline during this epidemic, especially health staff, security staff, pharmacy workers, supermarket worked and delivery drivers,” they said. LaLiga’s idea is for football to resume in Spain’s top two flights this summer. For that to happen, players would have to be tested on a regular basis. CEST
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WHAT a way to sign off at Wembley.Harry Kane, scoring Tottenham’s 77th minute winner in this crazy, chaotic game, has finished the season with a 30-goal Premier League haul.6 Jamie Vardy opened the scoring for The FoxesCredit: AFP or licensors6 Harry Kane scored Spurs’ equaliser only three minutes after they went behindCredit: REUTERSHe scored twice here, desperately trying to chase down Mo Salah in the race for the Golden Boot.In the end, he was a couple short of drawing level with the Liverpool forward.For the time being he can put personal accolades to one side because this was a bonkers game of football.Leicester, playing like the side who won the Premier League two years ago, were irresistible at times.6 Riyad Mahrez’s goal gave Leicester the lead going into the breakCredit: REUTERS6 Kelechi Iheanacho extended Leicester’s lead on the 47th minuteCredit: PA:Empics SportThey twice went ahead in the first half and looked to have done enough to finish the season with a point when Jamie Vardy lashed in a 73rd minute equaliser to make it 4-4.Somewhere and somehow, Tottenham scored five times.The goals just kept on coming, one after the other as Spurs forced their way back into this game.They had been booed off at the break, with their fans on their case because they were 2-1 down after Vardy and Riyad Mahrez got first half goals.Final Day Round-Up: Watch the best action from the last day of the 2017/18 Premier League6 Lamela scored twice to keep Spurs in the gameCredit: PA:Press Association6 Harry Kane scored his 30th goal of the Premier league seasonCredit: AFP or licensorsKane’s first effort, a seventh minute equaliser swerving beyond Eldin Jakupovic, did not appease them.Instead they got going after the break, going 4-3 ahead when Erik Lamela scored twice and played a part in the deflected effort off Christian Fuchs.Vardy responded, firing an equaliser off his left foot after 73 minutes when Mahrez sent his team-mate running through on goal.Three minutes later Spurs scored again when Kane cut inside before bending the winner beyond the reach of Leicester’s keeper.They stopped at five, seeing out their final game at the national stadium before they head back to White Hart Lane next season.Goals of the Round: Watch the finest strikes from the final day of Premier League gamesINTERACTIVE STATS – CLICK on the categories to find out how the teams faredINTERACTIVE LINE-UPS– CLICK on a player’s number below to see their statsmost read leicester newsPRICE IS RIGHTMost valuable stars in world with Maddison top CM and Iwobi pricier than KDBCARD ONE TO TAKEAncelotti suffers blow just hours into Everton career as Iwobi limps offSITTING ‘TOO COMFORTABLY’Alex Iwobi reveals the reason he quit Arsenal for EvertonKANT DO THATKanu slams Arsenal’s decision to flog Iwobi as he is a Gooner ‘in and out’AIR-WOBIEx-Arsenal star Alex Iwobi reveals Everton team-mates laugh at his headersLive BlogEVERTON V WOLVESKean and Cutrone earn first league starts in Goodison six-pointerTOFF LUCKArsenal ‘undersold Iwobi’ and should have demanded £46m, say computer boffins’ROBBED THEM’Arsenal fans convinced £40m for Iwobi is by far their best business of summerIWO-BYEArsenal agree to stunning £40m transfer of Alex Iwobi to EvertonGossipIWOBI, OR NOT IWOBI?Arsenal ready for new Iwobi bid from Everton after £30m offer rejected
SANTA FE SPRINGS – Longtime Santa Fe Springs Councilman Ron Kernes is not running for reelection and will retire after 39 years on the council. He was first elected to his seat in April 1978. The deadline to file for the November council race is extended to Wednesday 5 p.m. because an incumbent has not filed to run, according to city officials. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!