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Funeral for Scottsboro Boys Museum founder Sheila Washington

first_imgSCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — A funeral has been held for Sheila Washington, founder of the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center in Alabama. The museum is dedicated to exploring the racial injustice committed against nine young African-Americans falsely accused of raping two white women in 1930s Alabama. Washington died Jan. 29 at age 61 and her funeral was held Saturday. She opened the Scottsboro, Alabama, museum in 2010. It sheds light on the case of the nine young Blacks who faced all-white juries. All but the youngest defendant were sentenced to death. Five of the men’s convictions were overturned in 1937 and all were ultimately freed and exonerated.last_img

Ex-West Ham and Charlton man named Aston Villa’s new number two

first_img Mark Robson 1 Aston Villa have confirmed the appointment of Mark Robson as first-team coach.The 45-year-old, who left the same role at Norwich in November, has been added to new manager Tim Sherwood’s backroom staff along with performance analyst Seamus Brady.Robson has vast experience in the game as a player and coach.A 12-year playing career saw him represent a host of clubs, including Tottenham, West Ham and Charlton.Since hanging up his boots, he has gone on to coach at Charlton, Gillingham, Peterborough and Norwich, while he also spent a brief spell as manager of Barnet.“Mark Robson has been named as first-team coach, while Seamus Brady joins the club as performance analyst,” a statement on Villa’s official website read.Sherwood will now turn his attention to bringing in an assistant boss.His number two during his brief reign as Spurs boss, Chris Ramsey, will not be joining him at Villa Park after being handed the managerial reins at QPR for the rest of the season.“I am still giving some thought to the assistant manager,” said Sherwood.“I won’t rush into that. I want to make sure that whoever I bring in is the right man for this football club and myself.”last_img read more

McKinleyville edges Del Norte to keep pace in Big 5

first_imgCrescent City >> A.J. Stubbs scored a game-high 15 points, as the McKinleyville Panthers got off to a blazing start and ultimately held on for a 53-50 victory over the Del Norte Warriors in Big 5 basketball action at Crescent City Friday evening.From the opening tip of the contest it appeared as though the fans at Thunen Gymnasium were going to be treated to an indoor track meet rather than a basketball game, as both teams came out of the gates at a blistering pace on both ends of the court.Th …last_img

Human Face Book Is Customized

first_imgMake a face.  How do you make a face?  We are all made with faces that can make unique facial expressions, thanks to unique combinations of subcutaneous muscles.  Nature News said that humans have unique faceprints of 16 common expression-making muscles.    We all have the same 5 subcutaneous muscles that can make us look angry, happy, surprised, afraid, sad and disgusted.  But we have different combinations of 11 more muscles that allow us each to have our own idiosyncratic facial expressions.  This was announced by researchers who examined 18 Caucasian cadavers.  It means that all humans can express shared emotions important for social communication, but each of us can add our own nuance.    One of the researchers speculated that this can be explained in evolutionary terms.  Humans have been selected to communicate the same basic emotions, he said, but have differences to allow for creating relationships within social groups.  He did not explain why this strategy never occurred to social bees, ants, schooling fish and flocks of birds.We’ll just ignore that little evolutionary fable with an expression of disgust and move right along.  Facial expression is one of many unique traits among humans who were created like animals in many ways but with special features to express an inner spirit made in the image of God: intellect, emotions, will, love, personality, and faith.  To communicate our rationality, we needed a voice apparatus appropriate for the sophisticated nuances of human language.  For combined spiritual and physical intimacy, we needed skin instead of hair.  For face-to-face communication and stewardship, we needed upright posture.  For work, we needed hands with opposable thumbs.  None of these is quite the window of the spirit as a person’s unique countenance.    We have the most versatile bodies and faces in nature appropriate for accountable souls.  Think of the importance of facial expressions in comedy sitcoms, vocal solos, plays and movies; visualize the clown or mime using faces to get a laugh.  Perhaps you have taken a silly family photo with everyone making funny faces.  Even humor is a gift of God.  Chimpanzees and dogs and parrots can seem to comprehend fun, but try to tell them a joke, and no comprendo.  Human laughter and a hearty smile is a joy of life that only spirits operating physical equipment can fully understand and appreciate.    We have more equipment than needed to just eat and survive because we have a special role in God’s creation: to be His stewards, to love Him, and to love one another.  Facial expression is an intrinsic part of our unique ability to relate to one another visually and verbally.  That we each have unique faces and combinations of facial muscles fits the description of humans being unique individuals with a special role in the world.  Look at one penguin and you’ve seen them all.  Same for prairie dogs, antelope, honeybees, wildebeest, flamingos and any other wild social animal.  Though specialists can tell them apart, other primates have limited diversity and expressivity on their faces.  They can curl their lips into funny ways, and bare their teeth and scream, but have you ever seen a chimpanzee with an expression of altruistic love, faith, thoughtful contemplation, solemnity, gratitude or inner joy?    The variety of human faces, though, is astonishing: just look at the faces of any crowd on the street or in a public event.  And the number of expressions you can contort your face into in front of a mirror is equally astonishing.  We often remember a face when we cannot remember a name.  We can pick easily out faces we know from hundreds of strangers in a yearbook.  Faces are put on “Wanted” posters.   We normally take pictures of ourselves that emphasize our faces.  Magazines and newspapers (except for certain kinds) concentrate on the faces of people in the news.  We normally take pictures of people to emphasize their faces.  This makes sense if we are individual created souls distinct from the animals.  It makes no sense in evolutionary terms, or else you would see extreme facial diversity and expressivity all over the animal kingdom.  What other animal invented FaceBook?  The face is the interface for rational and emotional communication.  “Face it, we’re all different” said the Nature News article.  Yes indeed, Nature, face up to it.  We can make faces because He made our faces.  Go smile at someone and start a spiritual communication.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

World Cup: the legacy lives on

first_img11 July 2011The 11th of July 2011 marks exactly one year since the end of the first Fifa World Cup on African soil. It was on that day that Spain rewrote the history books when they lifted the trophy for the first time after defeating The Netherlands 1-0 at a packed Soccer City in Johannesburg.Marking the occasion on Sunday, South African Football Association (Safa) president Kirsten Nemathandani and his deputy, Danny Jordaan, handed a state-of the-art artificial foot ball pitch over to the community of Ekangala outside Bronkhortspruit.It is one of 52 artificial pitches that world football body Fifa promised to help South Africa build as a World Cup legacy project. Six of the turfs have been completed to date – in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape, Upington in the Northern Cape, and in North West and the Eastern Cape – with two more under construction.The project involves the construction of community football centres around specialised turf fields and aims to give marginalised communities access to quality, Fifa-certified turfs while building the centres into meaningful hubs of social development.Speaking at the event, Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale said: “Before the World Cup we were doubted by everyone, but we managed to pull of one of the most successful and talked about tournaments in Fifa’s history.“We made a promise before the World Cup that we wanted the event to leave a legacy, and the beautiful pitch you see today is a result of all that,” Sexwale said. “We cannot have the Radebes, the Pienaars, the Khunes and the Jalis without development, and the new pitch you see here and around the country speaks to that.”Nemathandani said the facilities would go a long way towards enabling grassroots development of football in the area.The facilities, which are made possible by the partnership between Safa and the National Lotteries Distribution Fund, allow youngsters in poor areas to develop their soccer skills in a professional environment.The benefits of the high-tech artificial turfs are greater resistance to climatic conditions, low maintenance costs, longer playing hours, multi-usage for sport and cultural events, improved and consistent conditions, and a hub for football and community development.Nemathandani said the World Cup may have come and gone, but the legacy of the tournament is set to continue in many of South Africa’s most disadvantaged communities.Jordaan urged the locals to ensure that the infrastructure did not turn into a white elephant. “We want to urge the people here to own this and treat with the care it deserves. We don’t want to come back here and see it vandalised, it’s for football developmentm, and that’s what we want to see.”SAinfo reporter and BuaNewslast_img read more

Policy issues set by Farm Bureau delegates

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Water quality efforts, transportation and infrastructure, and wildlife management were among the priorities set by delegates at Ohio Farm Bureau’s 101st annual meeting.The approved policies set the direction for the organization’s activities in the coming year. A record 381 delegates representing all county Farm Bureaus participated in the debate and discussion.During the meeting held in Columbus, delegates heard from Gov. Mike DeWine on the important role Ohio Farm Bureau had in shaping the direction of the recently unveiled H2Ohio initiative and water quality programs. Members supported incentives for performing on-farm nutrient management trials that address water quality, along with the ongoing partnerships of statewide conservation efforts, including the newly formed Ohio Agriculture Conservation Initiative, of which Ohio Farm Bureau is a member.Efficient transportation is vital to a robust agriculture sector in Ohio, and delegates discussed finding a balance between the need to deliver farm products while maintaining roadways and bridges.Protections on the farm from wildlife and predators also were considered. Attendees discussed the need for sensible hunting regulations that respect the concerns of farmers, including the security of livestock and crops.Other policy votes addressed property rights, education and permanent daylight saving time.More than 600 members and guests attended the meeting in Columbus Dec. 4-5. Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities.Questions should be directed to Ty Higgins, 614-246-8231.last_img read more

World Cup final: Magical Messi or united Germany?

first_imgThe most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet’s best player against the tournament’s best team.FULL COVERAGE: FIFA WORLD CUP FINALLionel Messi will lead Argentina out against Germany at Maracana Stadium on Sunday for a game that will define careers, cement legacies and be watched by a global audience of about a billion viewers.FILE – In this June 21, 2014 file photo, Argentina’s Lionel Messi, left, scores during the group F World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Iran at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The Argentina forward used the outside of his foot to scoop the ball to the left, took three quick steps and shot just before Iran forward Reza Ghoochannejad could stretch his leg out to block it. AP PhotoAnd it’s a matchup that means more to both sides than just a chance to lift one of the most hallowed trophies in sports.For Messi, it’s a chance to firmly make his case for being perhaps the greatest ever to play the world’s most popular game. For Germany, it’s an opportunity to make up for a number of near-misses over the last decade and re-establish itself as the dominant force in international football.And then there’s the matter of settling a historical score. Argentina and West Germany played each other in two straight World Cup finals in 1986 and ’90, games that are well remembered in the sports psyche of both countries. Diego Maradona and Argentina won the first, the Germans took the second. So call this game the tiebreaker.advertisementFILE – The July 3, 2010 file photo shows Argentina’s Lionel Messi, right, as he is comforted by Argentina head coach Diego Maradona, left, following the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Germany at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, July 3, 2010. Germany won 4-0. On Sunday, July 13, 2014, Germany and Argentina will face each other again in the final of the 2014 soccer World Cup. AP Photo”At this point who is favourite, who is not, it doesn’t make a difference,” Argentina midfielder Maxi Rodriguez said. “Both teams feel a responsibility to go all the way.”Most would name Germany as the favourite, especially after its astounding 7-1 drubbing of host Brazil in the semifinals. Argentina only reached the final after eking out a penalty shootout win over the Netherlands following a 0-0 draw through 120 minutes.Germany also dismantled Argentina 4-0 in the 2010 quarterfinals in South Africa.”Germany is a great team. What happened to Brazil could happen to any team,” Argentina forward Sergio Aguero said. “(But) we have players who can create danger up front. We’re in the final for a reason.”One thing speaks against Germany, too. No European team has ever won a World Cup played in the Americas. Whether that’s because of the climate, the fan support or something else, Germany thinks it can buck the trend.”We are looking forward to playing a South American team in South America but we hope the Brazilian fans will be supporting us,” Germany assistant coach Hansi Flick said. “We know the Argentina team very well, we’ve played often against them. We know what to expect.”The question is, what can Argentina expect from Messi?Argentina’s Lionel Messi is hugged by Lucas Biglia after Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie after extra time to advance to the finals during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. AP PhotoFor Argentina to have a chance, the Barcelona forward will have to perform considerably better than he did against the Netherlands, when he was hardly visible for most of the game.The four-time world player of the year scored four goals in the three group games but is on a three-game scoring drought in the knockout stages – including two extra time periods. While fellow forwards Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Aguero are both capable of deciding big games themselves, and the team’s defense has looked surprisingly solid, it’s hard to see Argentina winning without a big contribution from Messi.For Germany, the equation is equally simple: If it can contain Argentina’s biggest threat, its superior strength in the rest of the field should make the difference. From goalkeeper to center forward, Germany is a team without a weakness. With the exception of an erratic performance against Algeria in the second round, Germany has played like a perfect team machine, getting goals from defenders, midfielders and forwards alike.advertisement”We’ll have to keep with Messi constantly and try to disturb him,” Germany forward Thomas Mueller said. “It will be important to act as a unit.”Germany has not won a major tournament since the 1996 European Championship, losing in the final of the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2008. It was knocked out in the semifinals at both the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, and Euro 2012.FILE – The July 3, 2010 file photo shows Germany’s Miroslav Klose, left, walking past Argentina’s Lionel Messi as he celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Germany at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa. Germany won 4-0. On Sunday, July 13, 2014, Germany and Argentina will face each other again in the final of the 2014 soccer World Cup. AP PhotoForward Miroslav Klose, who scored his record 16th World Cup goal against Brazil in the semifinals, is the only player who remains from that 2002 team.”I don’t want to lose another final,” Klose said. “I want to lift the cup.”Regardless of what happens, Klose’s legacy is already secure as the tournament’s all-time top scorer. To say Messi’s will be defined by one game is an exaggeration, but the World Cup trophy is the only thing that currently separates him from the likes of Pele and Maradona in the echelon of all-time greats.If he lifts it on Sunday, he’ll join them for good. Maybe even as the best of them all.(AP Sports Writer)last_img read more

OIympic race walk medalist banned for 4 years for doping

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hotshots ready to defy the odds Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View comments LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gonzalez’s results have been disqualified from Oct. 17, but she will keep her silver medal from the 20-kilometer walk at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and silver from the 2017 world championships in London.The AIU says Gonzalez tested positive for trenbolone and epitrenbolone. She will be 33 when the ban expires.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSeparately, the International Olympic Committee says it disqualified long jumper Ineta Radevica from fourth place at the 2012 London Games. The Latvian is the third athlete from the London final to be disqualified for doping following retests.Armenian weightlifter Meline Daluzyan was also disqualified by the IOC. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 file photo, Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez of Mexico, reacts after crossing the finish line in second place in the women’s 20-km race walk at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Olympic silver medalist race walker Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez has been banned for four years for doping with anabolic steroids. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which prosecutes cases for the IAAF governing body, says the Mexican walker’s ban took effect last Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)MONACO — Olympic race walk silver medalist Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez has been banned for four years for doping.The Athletics Integrity Unit, which prosecutes cases for the IAAF, says the Mexican walker’s ban for taking anabolic steroids took effect on Nov. 16.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Croatia 0-0 England: player ratings from the Nations League tie

first_imgShare on Twitter Pinterest England Share on Messenger ENGLANDJordan Pickford Saved from Kramaric after half an hour, parried Croatia’s only other effort from Perisic. Solid. 7Kyle Walker Grew as an attacking force in the second half and never stopped running but could not provide a final ball. 6 John Stones Booked for a foul on Rebic, with whom he had something of a duel. Otherwise calm on the ball. 6 Harry Maguire A liability in possession, gave the ball away several times. On the back foot he read the game well. 5 features Marcus Rashford fluffs his lines in England’s eerie draw with Croatia Luka Modric and Harry Kane had quiet games. Photograph: Michael Zemanek/BPI/REX/Shutterstock Croatia Topics Read more Nations Leaguecenter_img Ben Chilwell Impressive performance from the Leicester man on only his second cap. A threat on the ball. 8Eric Dier Might have scored with a header on the verge of half-time. Otherwise low-key but stuck to his task. 6 Jordan Henderson Got booked very early but then kept his cool and offered the best range of passing. 7 Ross Barkley Grew into the game in the second half but, really, did not deliver much. Had a penalty shout turned down. 6Raheem Sterling Not a great performance. Booked for kicking the ball away and subbed off after quiet night on the right. 5 Marcus Rashford Another case of great chances, not converted. His first miss was horrible. But showed ability to make a difference. 7Harry Kane Another quiet match by his standards but still hit the bar and had a goal ruled out for offside. 6Substitutes Sancho (for Sterling 78) 7CROATIADominik Livakovic Made a decent save from Rashford’s second effort and dealt well with other shots. Passing was poor. 6 Tin Jedvaj Booked for nasty challenge on Dier and was troubled by both Chilwell and Rashford. 5 Dejan Lovren Another booking, this time for thumping into Sterling. Just about held his own otherwise. 6Domagoj Vida Hashed a clearance then chased it all the way down the pitch. Poor on the ball. 5Josip Pivaric Dealt well with Sterling, then in a world of pain for Sancho’s brief cameo. 6Mateo Kovacic Another one to see yellow but did an effective job at the base of midfield. 6 Ivan Rakitic Quiet by his standards. With Kovacic mopping up behind him could have been more adventurous. 5 Facebook Share on Facebook Luka Modric Only the odd glimpse of genius but was never ruffled by this match. At the heart of things. 7 Ivan Perisic Croatia’s best player both going forward and, often, tracking back. Drew a save from Pickford. 8Ante Rebic A different position – as a central striker – seemed to suit him. Strong and nimble in the box. 7 Andrej Kramaric: Missed the first chance of the match and slashed at another. Disappointing. 5 SubstitutesMarko Pjaca (for Perisic, 68): 6Milan Badelj (for Kovacic, 73) 6Marko Livaja (for Rebic, 80) 6 Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Reuse this content Twitter Share on Pinterestlast_img read more