France’s power dynamic between Jacques Brunel and Fabien Galthie examined

first_imgIt is not the narrative that has emerged. Brunel was supposed to be head coach for the Six Nations after the World Cup, having signed a contract extension through to June 2020. That has been quietly cut short. He will now clear his desk at Marcoussis after the World Cup, and Galthie will be in charge when France face England, on February 2, 2020.He was quickly installed as favourite to take over the France hotseat once Joe Schmidt – Laporte’s favoured choice ahead of the French media’s favourite Warren Gatland – was ruled out by a referendum on overseas coaches involving all FFR-affiliated clubs.Related: France interested in hosting Sevens World CupIt’s a job Galthie has long coveted and groomed himself for. He enjoyed success as a coach with Stade Francais. Before it all went wrong, his Montpellier side frequently played breathtaking, must-watch rugby. Meanwhile, he was conducting a long-game public charm offensive as a pundit with Six Nations broadcaster France 2.In demand: Warren Gatland was touted as a potential coach (Getty Images)The high-pressure environment of Toulon, following a long break from coaching due to a drawn-out employment law-required exit from Montpellier, was the wrong job at the wrong time. He lasted scarcely one season and has been a perma-pundit ever since.But it means he had the obvious advantage to the penny-poor FFR of not being tied to a club contract – unlike, say, Clermont’s Franck Azema, Toulouse’s Ugo Mola, or Lyon’s Pierre Mignoni – who will all, no doubt, be mentioned in new national coach dispatches as 2023 comes around.Questions remain over Galthie’s man-management. His very public spat with France centre Geoffrey Doumayrou is not the only evidence of an ego that can be rubbed the wrong way.It is, in part, why the team being built around him is long on charismatic and respected coaches: Laurent Labit, William Servat, Karim Ghezal and team manager Raphael Ibanez – responsible for smoothing the way between club and country – are preparing to move into offices at Marcoussis.Brunel was a knee-jerk hire to replace Guy Noves in December 2018. There can be little doubt he agreed out of a sense of loyalty to former boss and long-term friend Laporte. But it was a job offer that he was long past his sell-by date for and one that he should have refused.Looking ahead: FFR supremo Bernard Laporte (Getty Images)Less than 18 months later, he finds himself further along the lame-duck spectrum than any France coach in recent history, crying ‘I’m the boss’ into an uncaring, unlistening void.An unidentified Top 14 coach told Rugbyrama: “The players are not stupid. They know that Galthie will be the future (France) coach. So, except for those who (are retiring) after Japan, they will try to be seen well by him … They will drive for him.” A moment in time: Brunel coaching Galthie back in 2003 (Getty Images) That’s the truth of it, despite Brunel’s protestations. Galthie is, to all intents and purposes and in all but name, already the head coach of France.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest rugby news. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img There are some subtle and some not-so subtle shifts happening in France ahead of Rugby World Cup 2019. By James Harrington Something jarred about the recent confirmation that Fabien Galthie – already unveiled as successor to Jacques Brunel as head coach of France – will join Les Bleus‘ coaching set-up for the Rugby World Cup.It was no surprise that Galthie was on board for Japan. That notion had gathered unstoppable momentum since his name was first linked to a World Cup role in Midi Olympique during the 2019 Six Nations.It was, rather, the nature of it. Brunel suddenly ended his post-Six Nations purdah to announce the news everyone already knew in twin interviews with regional newspaper Sud Ouest and on the FFR website.It raised the obvious question of who will be in charge of France at the World Cup – the current coach or the future one.“I have decided,” Brunel told ffr.fr, “to strengthen the staff with the arrival of two people, namely physical trainer Thibault Giroud and Fabien Galthie.”His intended message was clear: this decision was his alone. Hard to miss, too, was the order of the names in that statement. But while Giroud is well known in conditioning circles, the latter remains the bigger name, the one everyone is interested in.Brunel clarified further in Sud Ouest: “Even if we quickly made the decision to solicit Fabien Galthie, we were not sure he would come. It was Fabien or nobody … But I didn’t know if he was going to say yes.”The incumbent: Current France coach Jacques Brunel (Getty Images)He may not have known, but everyone else did. It has been pretty much an open secret since mid-April, when, officially, the France coach’s final word on any addition to his World Cup staff was still the firm ‘non’ that dated back to the second game of the Six Nations.Closing the door on Galthie having even a consulting role in the week after the 44-8 loss to England, Brunel said: “For me, it was never a question of that (bringing in another coach). I have a staff and I feel good in my staff.”But FFR President Bernard Laporte was not singing from the same song sheet. Shortly after the Twickenham humiliation, with Galthie firmly on his mind, he said: “We need to bring even more skills to the management (set-up). We need to bring in other ideas…“It’s not for me to say if Fabien can train with Jacques. It is Jacques who will probably work with the additional staff we are talking about. It must come from him.”Brunel dragged his feet for nearly three months. Even after he finally bowed to the inevitable, he tried to stamp what remained of his authority on a situation he clearly didn’t want. “Fabien will come as an assistant, like the others, like Jean-Baptiste Elissalde,” he insisted. “He will bring something to the group  – but without having a leading role.”Rough times: France finished fourth in the Six Nations (Getty Images)The message Brunel wants us to hear from all this is that he is in the man charge. The next head coach of France, who will officially be in charge of team morale in Japan, will be just another one of his assistants.last_img read more

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Tributes to 24th Presiding Bishop Edmond Lee Browning

first_imgTributes to 24th Presiding Bishop Edmond Lee Browning Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Tags Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Edmond Browning Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Posted Jul 12, 2016 Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 last_img read more

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Letter from Palestinian political prisoner Bilal Kayed to demonstrators at DNC

first_imgFollowing is a letter from Mahmoud Kayed, brother of Palestinian political prisoner Bilal Kayed, to the demonstrators at the Democratic National Convention, which Joe Catron of Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network read at a July 26 rally in Philadelphia.Friends in the United States,Friends everywhere in the world,We greet you from occupied Palestine, and we thank you for inviting us to deliver this word in the demonstration, and to raise the voice of Palestine in front of the Democratic National Convention in the city of Philadelphia.Let me first greet you all, on behalf of my family and myself, and convey the greetings of my brother, Bilal Kayed, who is currently on hunger strike for the 42nd consecutive day, imprisoned by Israel. And I greet you on behalf of all of the Palestinian prisoners.My brother Bilal, as some of you know, has spent 14-and-a-half years in Israeli jails, and when he was scheduled to be released on June 13 — on that date, instead, they sent him back to jail for six months under the law of administrative detention. This criminal colonial law is used by the occupation state, “Israel,” in order to keep the Palestinian leaders and activists isolated from their families and their loved ones and the masses of their people. Today, there are more than 700 Palestinians in detention under this unjust law.Israel is not only imprisoning thousands of Palestinians in an attempt to crush the will, the spirit and the resistance of the Palestinian people. It is also imprisoning the bodies of the martyrs shot down by the armies of occupation, their lives taken by the colonizers and their bodies frozen, imprisoned, denied to their families.Today, I extend to you from occupied Palestine, a message of solidarity and support as well, for you in your struggle inside the belly of the imperialist beast, and for your struggle for the freedom of all political prisoners in the United States. Freedom for the imprisoned strugglers for just causes and for liberation, whether they are in the U.S. or Israeli prisons, and anywhere they are where prisoners are being held because of their commitment to defend justice and human dignity, giving years of their life to defend their oppressed peoples and their right to self-determination.Today, we also raise the call once more to free Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, imprisoned for 32 years in French prisons for his struggle for Palestine.As Palestinians, we know very well what injustice means, what occupation means and what arrest means.From occupied Palestine, we salute the struggler Mumia Abu-Jamal and all of his fellow militant Black leaders and political prisoners in U.S. prisons. We are on their side in their struggle and their just cause for freedom and dignity.The Palestinian Arab people have been struggling for 100 years for the right to live and to reclaim their land and liberate their land and people from colonialism, occupation and racism. And our people have and continue to recognize that our natural position is in the struggle alongside the oppressed peoples, and not alongside states that trample people’s rights, plunder the wealth of the people and impose their will on the impoverished and oppressed peoples.My brother Bilal belongs to the Palestinian, Arab and international movement confronting imperialism and Zionism. He is one of 7,000 Palestinian prisoners standing firm in defense of the rights, freedom and dignity of the Palestinian people, which is inseparable from his personal rights, freedom and dignity.The United States government supports and perpetrates injustice and occupation in Palestine, and provides military and financial support from taxpayers’ money, rather than spending that money on programs and services for poor people, education and social programs. Instead, the United States perpetuates injustice and violence and funds prisons and police oppression.We emphasize that your role and your struggle in the United States is a central, pivotal and leading role in stopping the Israeli and U.S. policies by:Participating in boycott campaigns against the occupation and against the private security corporations like G4S that provide it with support and services.Organizing delegations of solidarity with the Palestinian people and the prisoners. We welcome you to our occupied homeland Palestine and urge you to see the realities of occupation, apartheid and the suffering of our people.Building bridges between your people and ours — bridges based on human solidarity and internationalism, based on love, respect and equality.Long live international solidarity! Long live our resistance! Freedom for all political prisoners! Freedom for Bilal Kayed!From your brother, Mahmoud KayedFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Two disciplines meet on one stage

first_imgprintAt the age of four, senior Krista Kee went to a dance class at the request of the mother of the little girl who lived next door.After two years, the girl next door decided to quit dancing. Kee’s mother asked if she wanted to stop too. The answer was no.“The running joke in my family is that my neighbor owes my mom like $20,000 for all of the dance training,” Kee said.Kee said she decided to be a dancer when she was about eight years old, and she knew dance would be her major when she went to college.TCU caught Kee’s attention one Saturday afternoon while she was watching college football. Kee found that TCU had two majors she was interested in: dance and political science.Now Kee’s two passions are the heart of her senior choreography piece. Through the bodies of her four female cast members, Kee is trying to communicate a political concept called brinkmanship. Kee first became interested in brinkmanship when she wrote a paper on the topic in an international politics class her sophomore year.According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, brinkmanship is defined as “the practice of causing or allowing a situation to become extremely dangerous in order to get the results that you want.”“Essentially, my piece is about conflict escalation, lack of security, rising tensions and aggression,” Kee said.Kee said she felt she could somehow build a dance around that topic.“I was really interested in taking that concept and kind of deconstructing it for dance,” Kee said.Kee’s choreography is focused on the escalation of movement, in the same way that conflict escalates globally. Kee stripped away the politics to make it more about basic dance movements.Kee said the dance is meant to make the audience feel the tension the movements create rather than to simply communicate the brinkmanship concept.The cast has learned how Kee wants to communicate the multifaceted brinkmanship concept.“The way she portrays it is really interesting because she wanted to show us as these powerful women and it kind of corresponds with the power struggle between different countries,” said Rebecca Carwile, a sophomore modern dance major in the cast.Kee’s four dancers have also learned more about their choreographer.“She literally put her whole soul into this piece,” said Karly Wilkins, a junior modern dance major in the cast. “It is a Krista piece.”Kee is planning to continue studying dance and political science after graduating from TCU. She is applying for a Fulbright scholarship to study at the University of Roehampton in the United Kingdom.Kee said there is a master’s program called dance politics and sociology.“It is like someone created a master’s program for me,” Kee said. Facebook Cool Weather Lookbook Campus Lookbook: sunny with a chance of style Linkedin Krista Kee (middle) and her cast members (from left: Leah Williams, Erin Sauerhage, Karly Wilkins, and Rebecca Carwile) Linkedin ReddIt Hannah Kirkpatrickhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-kirkpatrick/ Women’s Basketball’s biggest fan helps support Horned Frogs and raise awareness for autism IMAGE: Campus lookbook: game-day looks Hannah Kirkpatrick https://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-kirkpatrick/ Previous articleSundance Square’s Christmas tree lighting brings the spirit of givingNext articleThe Skiff: November 24, 2015 Hannah Kirkpatrick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Hannah Kirkpatrick Facebook Hannah Kirkpatrickhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-kirkpatrick/ Leah WilliamsErin SauerhageKrista KeeKarly WilkinsRebecca CarwileKrista Kee (middle) and her cast members (from left: Leah Williams, Erin Sauerhage, Karly Wilkins, and Rebecca Carwile) + posts Here, there and back again ReddIt Hannah Kirkpatrickhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/hannah-kirkpatrick/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years last_img read more

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Daily paper suspended after defying censorship over rebel ayatollah

first_img to go further July 15, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Daily paper suspended after defying censorship over rebel ayatollah Follow the news on Iran Organisation News News March 18, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalistscenter_img An Iranian court suspended the reformist daily paper Azad on 11 July after it defied a ban on publishing anything about the resignation of the controversial prayer-leader of Ispahan, Ayatollah Jalaleddin Taheri (photo).”We urge the authorities to reverse this arbitrary and illegal suspension,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “Censoring comment on this subject is a serious matter. It especially undermines the exchange of ideas in Iran where for the past few years newspapers have played a major part.” Reporters Without Borders protested in May again a ban on articles discussing relations between Iran and the United States. Seven publications have been suspended in Iran so far this year. The country’s supreme spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the “Guide of the Islamic Revolution,” is on the Reporters Without Borders worldwide list of predators of press freedom. Ten journalists are currently imprisoned in Iran.Teheran’s Court 1410, known as “the press court,” ordered the suspension of Azad for publishing an article about the resignation of Ayatollah Taheri. The move came the day after the country’s Supreme National Security Council had forbidden the media from publishing anything either favourable or hostile to the ayatollah, hours after publication in the reformist press of an open letter from him which caused uproar amongst conservatives.In the letter, he announced his resignation in protest against what he called the “chaotic situation” in Iran, marked by “disappointment, unemployment, inflation, daily price rises, the gap between rich and poor, a sick economy, corrupt bureaucracy, bribery, embezzlement, growing drug use, official incompetence and weak political structures.”He accused those in power of using hardline thugs to enforce their rule and said “society’s dregs and fascists” were acting as “philosophers, sheriffs and judges.” Deputy culture minister Shahan Shahidi-Moadab, who confirmed Azad’s suspension, called on other publications to obey the censorship order. However, several conservative papers that criticised Taheri’s resignation were not suspended. The 12 July issue of the major reformist daily Nowruz (photo), which had intended to print such material, published censored articles.Mashallah Shamsolvaezin, spokesman for Iran’s Press Freedom Association, said the announcements of the Supreme National Security Council’s secretariat were “illegal.” The council, set up in 1989, is officially headed by President Mohamed Khatami, but its secretariat is controlled by a conservative cleric, Hassan Ruhani. Help by sharing this information News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts RSF_en News February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Supreme Court Issues Notice To Centre In Plea Seeking Repatriation Of An Indian Army Captain From Pakistan’s Jail

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Issues Notice To Centre In Plea Seeking Repatriation Of An Indian Army Captain From Pakistan’s Jail Srishti Ojha5 March 2021 12:03 AMShare This – xSupreme Court has issued notice in plea seeking directions to the Centre to take immediate steps for the repatriation or release of the petitioner’s son Capt. Sanjit Bhattacharjee who’s been in Pakistan’s jail for more than 23 years. The petitioner has sought Government’s intervention on an urgent humanitarian basis, through diplomatic channel of External Affairs Ministry and intervene…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSupreme Court has issued notice in plea seeking directions to the Centre to take immediate steps for the repatriation or release of the petitioner’s son Capt. Sanjit Bhattacharjee who’s been in Pakistan’s jail for more than 23 years. The petitioner has sought Government’s intervention on an urgent humanitarian basis, through diplomatic channel of External Affairs Ministry and intervene in his case. During the hearing today before a three-Judge Bench of CJI Bobde, Justice Bopanna and Justice Ramasubramanian, Advocate Saurabh Mishra appeared for the petitioner. While issuing notice, the Bench also asked Advocate Saurabh Mishra to see if it was possible to provide the Court with a list, as they have been informed that there are more than one person who are similarly situated. The petitioner’s Counsel agreed to make a list as asked by the Court. According to the petitioner, her son, an Indian Army officer has been languishing in some unknown jail of Pakistan for past 23 years 9 months despite any FIR registered against him,but no appropriate action has been taken for his release by the government . The petitioner on behalf of her son is seeking appropriate directions to the government for taking immediate steps for his search and release from the jail of Pakistan from an Indian Army officer has been languishing in some unknown jail of Pakistan, but no appropriate action has been taken for his release by the respondent. Therefore, it is reiterated that this has resulted in the gross vio The petitioner is also seeking government’s intervention through diplomatic channel of External Affairs Ministry, and a representation of the Govt. of India in this matter and seek their necessary action for the release of petitioner’s son. through diplomatic channel of External Affairs Ministry and intervene in his case on an urgent humanitarian basis. According to the petitioner, her son in the span of past twenty three years has not been given any opportunity to state his case before the appropriate authority or allowed to communicate with his family members. He has been deprived of the basic right to freedom of speech and expressions under Article 19 of the Constitution. Therefore her son’s fundamental right under Article 20 and 22 has been violated on the account of being illegally detained in the jail of Pakistan, especially in the absence of any case registered against him. It has been stated in the plea that petitioner’s son i.e. Capt. Sanjit Bhattacharjee during his duty hours on the day of 19 April 1997, went out for patrolling with other members at the night time on a joint border in the Rann of Kutch Gujarat and Pakistan. However on the next day, i.e. 20 April, 1997, only fifteen (15) of platoon members had returned without the petitioner’s son and another platoon member, Lance Naik Ram Bahadur Thapa. It was determined that both the petitioner’s son and the other person had gone missing in suspicious circumstances at the time of patrolling. The petitioner has submitted that it is the abundant duty of the government of India to safeguard the right to life of every citizen of India including that of the petitioner’s son and ensure the guarantee of fundamental rights and take appropriate measures for his early release. The petition has been filed by Advocate Saurabh Mishra on behalf of the petitioners. Next Storylast_img read more

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Youth seek answers in untimely deaths

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Latest Stories Youth seek answers in untimely deaths Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Jacques said Brooke and Lexi were close friends.“Lexi had started coming to Riverview with Brooke but she had another church home,” he said. “Lexi had this wonderful, sweet smile. I know that she, too, was a Christian and loved the Lord. She joins Brooke in heaven today.”Jacques said the tragic loss Brooke and Lexi will have a lasting and devastating impact on their friends.“Healing will take a long time and the healing will never be complete,” he said. “Brooke and Lexi will always be a part of the memories on their friends and with those memories will come sadness.”Parents will have a role in helping their children cope with the sudden and devastating loss.“Parents should help their children understand that it was an accident that took the lives of Brooke and Lexi,” Jacques said. “It was just something that happened to two lovely young ladies. There was no reason for it. It was an accident.“Parents can help by letting their children vent their grief. Don’t rush them. And, parents need to know that young people are different. While, as adults, we might want to be alone in our grief, young people need to be with other kids. So encourage them to go to church and be a part of a youth group so they can work through their grief together.”Funeral services for Brooke Lee Ledford and Jami Alexis Pierce will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, from the stadium of Pike Liberal Arts School. Burial will follow in Sandfield Cemetery. Visitation will be today at Dillard Funeral Home of Troy from 3 until 7 p.m. You Might Like Riley: Ethics law among nation’s toughest MONTGOMERY (AP) — In a major victory for outgoing Gov. Bob Riley, the new Republican-controlled Legislature has passed a package… read more Shock quickly turned to grief as students and teachers at PLAS began to absorb the reality of the situation. Ministers prayed with the students who asked questions for which there were no comforting answers, said the Rev. Malone Chandler, pastor of Riverview Baptist Church.“Where do we go from here? Sometimes there are just no words of real comfort but we have to remember that the Lord is in control now just like He was before this happened,” Chandler said. “We have to trust in Him.”About 70 young people gathered at Riverview Wednesday night to share in their grief. Travis Jacques, Riverview youth minister, said there was a real need for that kind of service. “To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven … a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.”Now is not the time for laughing and dancing. Now is the time to weep and mourn.The Pike County community is grieving the loss of two Pike Liberal Arts students, Brooke Lee Ledford, 14, and Jami Alexis Pierce, 15, who were killed in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning on Highway 231 south of Troy. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article By Jaine Treadwell The young people were given the opportunity to say something about their friends and express what they were feeling.“The kids needed a way to express what they were feeling,” Jacques said. “They were coping with tears and needed a way to say goodbye to Brooke and Lexi. Each one of them wrote a message to their friends on a balloon and we went outside and released the balloons as part of the candlelight vigil.”Jacques said Brooke had been a major part of the Riverview youth group for a long time and was loved by a lot of people.“Brooke was a Christian and she loved God,” he said. “It showed in all that she did. I know that Brooke is in heaven.” Published 6:08 pm Thursday, December 16, 2010last_img read more

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Utah Men’s Swimming and Diving Team Honored By CSCAA

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Tuesday, Utah men’s swimming and diving was selected as a Scholar All-American Team.The Utah men’s team had a 3.11 GPA, ranking third among Pac-12 schools.Furthermore, the Utes had six student-athletes named to the Pac-12’s all-academic first team earlier this year, the most in the conference.First-team honorees included senior fly Ben Scott of Steilacoom, Wash., senior distance free Brandon Shreeve of Corvallis, Ore., Daniel Theriault, a junior diver out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, sophomore distance free/breast Brody Lewis of Greeley, Colo., sophomore distance free Matteo Sogne of Modena, Italy, and sophomore back/breast/free/IM Jeremy Young of Casper, Wyo.Making the second team were senior breast Jack Burton of Ringwood, England, junior free/fly/M Austin Phillips of Centennial, Ohio, senior fly Chris Taber of Rancho Santa, Calif., and sophomore free Rahiti De Vos of Nice, France.This award is presented twice annually, once in the fall semester and again in the spring, to recognize teams achieving a 3.0 GPA during the semester. June 19, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Swimming and Diving Team Honored By CSCAA Written by Tags: Austin Phillips/Ben Scott/Brandon Shreeve/Brody Lewis/Chris Taber/Daniel Theriault/Jack Burton/Jeremy Young/Matteo Sogne/Rahiti De Vos/Utah Scholar All-America Teamlast_img read more

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Closes Out Their Ryman Run With A Powerful Performance

first_imgYou know you’re doing something right if you get to play three nights of music at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. The famed venue has played host to countless incredible performances throughout the years, and over the last three nights, Tedeschi Trucks Band has had the opportunity to call the place home. The band’s remarkable soul-influenced sound was on full display for the final night of the run yesterday, March 4th, playing a potent blend of original music and beloved covers.The band started strong out of the gate with their songs “Laugh About It” and “Don’t Know What It Means,” and would keep the energy going with their famed cover of Derek & The Dominos’ “Anyday.” The band also covered Delaney & Bonnie’s “Comin’ Home,” George Jones’ “Color of the Blues,” and Billy Taylor’s “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free,” as well as Blind Willie McTell’s “Statesboro Blues,” The Staple Singers’ “Freedom Highway,” Sleepy John Estes’ “Leaving Trunk,” Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s “Volunteered Slavery,” B.B. King’s “How Blue Can You Get,” Santana’s “Soul Sacrifice,” and the closer, a rendition of The Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends.” It was quite the night of music.Watch a video of the second set opener, Tedeschi Trucks Band’s original song “Midnight in Harlem,” streaming below, courtesy of Chuck Michel.You can also watch a video of the encore, “With A Little Help From My Friends,” below, courtesy of Brady Turner.Check out the setlist below. Photo courtesy of Brandon Weil.last_img read more

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At last, the edible science fair

first_imgHot ice cream. Solid soup. Glow-in-the-dark gummy bears.Such foods may sound like science fiction, but they were just a few of the final projects on display Tuesday (Dec. 7) for the SPU27: “Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter” science fair. Illustrating the tenacious bond between science and cooking, students used physics, chemistry, and biology to manipulate recipes and create foods that stretch the imagination.“This is the kind of science class I knew I wouldn’t have if I went anywhere else,” said freshman Matt Menendez, as he stood in front of his display on how to create perfect whipped cream.“Now when I go to the grocery store, I can pick up a pint of cream, see that it has carrageenan and mono- and diglycerides in it, and a). know why they’re in there, and b.) decide if I want them in there, or if I’ll buy cream without them.”The class has drawn widespread interest. About 700 students applied for the 300 or so spots in it. Lectures held each Monday have been packed. News articles about the class have appeared in publications across the globe. Led by David Weitz, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, students were introduced to scientific principles that were then linked to cooking. For example, a lesson on measuring and changing viscosity led to the creation of fruit gels, while a lesson on chemical reactions resulted in the cooking of caramels.“The science makes it more real,” said Kate Caputo, a junior concentrating in engineering and astrophysics. “I can make cookies from a recipe, no problem, but if I want to manipulate the recipe or change it, I need to understand the science behind what’s happening.”Understanding the science led Caputo and her team to create the glowing gummy bears. Though the team originally envisioned using bioluminescent algae, most of them are toxic and not suitable for ingestion. Quinine, which glows in the dark due to its molecular structure, proved to be a good alternative. Using tonic water (which contains quinine), the team experimented to determine the right ratio of gel and flavors so that the candies glowed, set, and tasted good.A team composed of top chefs from around the world was on hand to judge the student projects. Many had lectured in the course during the semester, and some had provided students with project ideas based on particular challenges they’d faced in their own kitchens.For example, Chef Wylie Dufresne, of wd~50 in New York City, told students about his challenges in creating a noodle made entirely of Parmesan cheese. While the kitchen had a suitable recipe, the noodles took far too long to dry and crumbled when boiled. A team composed of Katie Chang, history and literature senior, Cody Evans, an economics junior, and Sophie Wharton, a psychology and neuroscience senior, tackled the problem, looking at the protein structures of various cheeses, and hypothesizing that stronger protein chains would lead to better noodles. They then combined the Parmesan with RM, a meat glue that contains sodium caseinate, which has proteins that aided in the cohesion of the noodles.“Finding the right ratio of RM was a challenge,” Wharton said. “We made noodles that were like rubber bands. They were nothing you want to put in your mouth.”Ultimately, the team found a winning recipe: a chewy, stable cheese noodle that looks and feels like pasta but has an intense Parmesan flavor.“We’ve been working on this for a year, and they did it in two weeks,” said John McCarthy, a chef at wd~50 who was on hand to judge the student projects.Likewise, James Beard Award-winning chef Barbara Lynch turned to the SPU27 students to help her find a better, gluten-free pasta for her Boston restaurant Sportello.“We set out to try different binding agents to add to the pasta in order to recreate the taste, texture, and properties of traditional pasta dough,” said junior Erica Seidel, who worked on the project with junior Michelle Burschtin and senior Jennifer Kusma.The students experimented with different binding agents and sorghum flour — a staple in gluten-free cooking. They then performed a series of experiments that established a correlation between the breaking point of a noodle and its mouth feel. Their research earned them a top spot in the science fair, and a trip to Spain’s Alicia Foundation, which collaborated with Harvard in the class. The trio will be joined by Bethania Bacigalupe, who also won for her work researching adding gels to soup stocks so they are stable at higher temperatures.“What Harvard is doing in the teaching of food and science is incredible,” Lynch said. “It’s going to make a big difference in cooking evolution and helping health factors. We don’t have a lot of chances to spend time on the science of food in the kitchen, so putting chefs and students together on a project has been really rewarding.”last_img read more

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