This coyote ate some corn at about 7:00 yesterday morning, after checking out the whole yard. She is beautiful, but it’s scary to have her in the yard.
In Moab, everyone has their homemade dollies and hand knit sweaters.
With Grandmo Foote: Paloma, Luisa, Hazel– Beth and Jesse’s kids from Boulder, and Rachel and Michael’s boy River from Richmond (northern) Vermont.
Yes, Grandmo. Michael and Jesse have always called Alice Mo.
She wins against girls a foot taller.
Mississippi State’s Morgan William, right, celebrates with Breanna Richardson
“Friday night in the national (basketball) semifinals, the 5-5 (yeah, right) William went for winning shots twice against UConn’s Gabby Williams, who is 5-11 but has amazing hops. The first one, at the end of regulation, Williams blocked. The second one, at the end of overtime, soared over her fingertips as the clock was winding down to zero.
That one swished, and once again, Morgan William had stolen the show at the women’s NCAA tournament, leading Mississippi State past top-ranked UConn 66-64.”
After the game, the coach picked her up and kissed her.
UConn had not lost a game in the last 111, beat MSU in last year’s tournament by 60 points.
Our Caribbean relative !
It was a nice surprise, as I watched the Millrose Games yesterday, to hear that one of the runners in the 60 meter hurdles would be Leah Nugent of Jamaica !
Leah Nugent starts in the final of the women’s 400m hurdles at the Supreme Ventures Jamaica Championships on July 1, 2016. Photo by Anthony Foster/Trackalerts.com
Leah ran sixth in last summer’s Olympics in the 400 meter hurdles.
She has been listed on the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll as a student of English.
She was born in Pennsylvania, USA with strong heritage ties to Jamaica. Her father was born in Jamaica as well as her paternal grandparents.
Why did US-born UK grad run for Jamaica in Olympics? Photos
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Heard on the radio today:
There are are more subscribers on Facebook now than there were in the whole world 200 years ago.
Number of people in the world year 1800: 913,000,000 source
Number of people on Facebook: As of the third quarter of 2016, Facebook had 1.79 billion monthly active users. In the third quarter of 2012, the number of active Facebook users had surpassed 1 billion. source
Fact-checking is a new industry, and so helpful ! Whenever a politician makes a speech, the checkers are on it immediately. And they check everything–it’s fun to read.
Here is a list of fact-checking web sites for politics, hoaxes, scams, myths, conspiracies, etc.
NCAA PULLS 7 POSTSEASON EVENTS OUT OF NCAA PULLS 7 EVENTS OUT OF NORTH CAROLINA DUE TO LGBT LAW
sources Associated Press and Fox Sports Sep 12, 2016
The NCAA has pulled seven championship events from North Carolina, including opening-weekend men’s basketball tournament games, for the coming year due to a state law that some say can lead to discrimination against LGBT people.
In a news release Monday, the NCAA says the decision by its board of governors came ”because of the cumulative actions taken by the state concerning civil rights protections.”
”This decision is consistent with the NCAA’s long-standing core values of inclusion, student-athlete well-being and creating a culture of fairness,” said Georgia Tech President G.P. ”Bud” Peterson, the chair of the board of governors.
The law – known as HB2 – requires transgender people to use restrooms at schools and government buildings corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates. It also excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from local and statewide antidiscrimination protections.
HB2 was signed into law by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory earlier this year. A spokesman with McCrory’s office couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Monday evening.
The only championship events that can be hosted in North Carolina this academic year are ones determined when a team earns the right to play on their own campus.
The NCAA said it will relocate the men’s basketball first- and second-round games that were scheduled for March 17 and 19 in Greensboro. The NCAA will also relocate:
– the Division I women’s soccer championship scheduled for Dec. 2 and 4 in Cary, just outside the capital city of Raleigh;
– the Division III men’s and women’s soccer championships set for Dec. 2 and 3 in Greensboro;
– the Division I women’s golf regional championships set for May 8-10 in Greenville;
– the Division III men’s and women’s tennis championships set for May 22-27 in Cary;
– the Division I women’s lacrosse championship set for May 26 and 28 in Cary;
– and the Division II baseball championship from May 27 to June 3 in Cary.
North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham and North Carolina State AD Debbie Yow both issued statements Monday evening saying they were disappointed at the loss of the events.
”We certainly hope there will be resolution in the very near future,” Yow said.
The campaign spokesman for Democrat Roy Cooper, the state’s attorney general and McCrory’s re-election opponent in November, said the law needs to be repealed.
”It seems that almost every day, we learn of a new consequence of HB2,” spokesman Ford Porter said. ”… We need to repeal this law and get our state back on track.”
The NCAA’s move leaves the Atlantic Coast Conference football championship game in Charlotte as the marquee college sporting event in the state this year as the men’s basketball tournament starts a two-year stay in Brooklyn, New York.
However, that event also could be in jeopardy. In May, the ACC announced that member schools discussed the law during their annual spring meetings and said it could impact whether the state hosts league championship events.
In April, the NCAA announced it was adopting an anti-discrimination measure that would affect the way the governing body evaluates bids to host sporting events and required sites to ”demonstrate how they will provide an environment that is safe, healthy and free of discrimination.”
In a statement Monday night, NCAA President Mark Emmert said the governing body will delay announcements on future championship sites until early next year. That comes as it reviews responses to questionnaires required of prospective site hosts on how they would comply with the NCAA’s anti-discrimination measure.
In announcing its decision Monday, the NCAA stated current North Carolina laws ”make it challenging to guarantee that host communities can help deliver” on that requirement.
The NCAA also took special note of four ways North Carolina’s law differs from other states. The NCAA pointed out that five states – Connecticut, Minnesota, New York, Vermont and Washington – and several cities prohibit travel by public employees and representatives of public institutions to the state of North Carolina. Those representatives prohibited to travel could include athletes, coaches and athletic administrators.
Monday’s action by the NCAA is the latest public and business backlash that has arisen since the law was enacted. The NBA moved its 2017 All-Star Game to New Orleans instead of hosting it in Charlotte as originally scheduled because of the law. Duke lost a men’s basketball game from its schedule when Albany backed out due to that state’s travel ban, while the Vermont women’s basketball team has canceled a December trip to play North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Entertainers like Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and Ringo Starr have canceled plans to play in North Carolina. And PayPal reversed plans to open a 400-employee operation center in Charlotte.
“Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world. Talmud (large collection of basic Jewish tradition interpreting the Torah.)
Lelania Chapman didn’t know her own strength. The Canadian mom and breast cancer patient was hiking with her nine-year-old son at a waterfall outside Vancouver when she heard screams for help. Chapman, 43, walked toward the falls and saw 4 teenage boys trapped on a ledge down below. The boys were cold; their cheeks were purple, said Chapman, who has been receiving radiation treatments for cancer since last November.
Unable to get a cell phone signal to call 911, she found a rope, tied herself to a tree, and hoisted each boy up the rock-face. No matter what, she said, you’re a lot stronger than you think.
Jason Barnes was struggling flood waters from inundating his toy store in Ellicott City, Maryland when he saw a woman trapped in a car floating down Main Street. Barnes, 36, tried to battle his way through the thigh-high water to the car but was knocked off his feet and swept some 30 feet down the street.
Regaining his feet, the store-owner rushed back, made a human chain with bystanders, and pulled the trapped woman to safety. Barnes denied he was a hero, saying, You do what you need to do.
Yusra Mardini was crossing the Mediterranean Sea on a flimsy dinghy with 19 other Syrian refugees last August when the boat’s motor suddenly stopped.
The teenager dove into the water and helped pull the dinghy for over 3 hours to the Greek Island of Lesbos, saving all on board.
Mardini eventually reached Germany and now is set for another momentous swim, this time at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as part of a team of 10 refugee athletes, the first of its kind to compete in the Olympics. The team has great friendship, she says.
source: The Week 8,12.16 Very readable news magazine. These stories are from the weekly feature of good news, It Wasn’t All Bad.
National Public Radio All Things Considered source
David Bald Eagle, Lakota Chief, Musician, Cowboy And Actor, Dies At 97
A 77-year-old former miner was named today as the pensioner who was stabbed as he bravely tried to tackle Jo Cox’s killer.
Bernard Kenny was waiting outside Birstall library in his car, after taking his wife there to return a book, when he saw the MP being attacked and got out of his car to help her.
He was stabbed in the abdomen by the gunman, and remains in hospital being treated for serious injuries, which are described as “non life threatening”.
Friends said Mr Kenny’s selfless act was typical of his character, as he had risked his life as one of the rescuers involved in a colliery disaster 40 years ago.
(I haven’t been able to find a photo of Kenny. rjn)
What Happened To The Muhammad Ali I Idolized, Blackistone Asks
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest this Friday in his hometown of Louisville, Ky. And all the remembrances since the passing of this legend have left commentator Kevin Blackistone wondering – what happened to the Ali he idolized?
KEVIN BLACKISTONE: What I remember most about the 1996 Olympics, when Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic cauldron in Atlanta, wasn’t Parkinson’s shaking him as he stood on what appeared a precarious perch with a flaming torch in one hand.
Instead, it was Bob Costas later telling the millions watching on NBC that Ali would receive a gold medal to replace the one from the 1960 Rome Games that he lost. Lost, not that he chucked into the Ohio River, as he recounted many times, after being slighted because of his skin color, no matter the pride he’d won for his country.
It wasn’t Costas’ intent, of course. But it did accelerate the disfiguration of the Ali narrative. It began when Parkinson’s increasingly muted his righteous audacity 20-plus years ago. It is all but being cemented in the days since his death last Friday. Everybody loves the post-black power, post-anti-war movement, not-so-militant Ali who was being highlighted.
But this is what happens to transcendent, radical, black figures. Image-makers, accidentally or intentionally, reconstruct their radicalism into something more digestible.Nelson Mandela becomes an avuncular figure rather than the mastermind of Spear of the Nation, the armed wing of the African National Congress. Jackie Robinson is no longer the strident race man who was court-martialed for refusing to surrender a bus seat in the Jim Crow South. And as Harriet Tubman moves onto our $20 bill, it will be for the Underground Railroad, not for leading armed freedom fighters on attacks against Confederate slave states.
The remembrances of Ali in the immediate wake of his death remind me that he must be reclaimed for what made him – for being defrocked of his first world heavyweight championship because he dared exercise his religious freedom, reject his given name Cassius Clay as a slave name and openly taking counsel from Malcolm X; for becoming a target of Hoover’s FBI; for mustering the boldness April 29, 1967, to refuse conscription into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and saunter from the Houston induction center despite threat of imprisonment; for suffering reams of defilement from media like the Los Angeles Times, which refused to call him by his name and denounced him as a black Benedict Arnold.
And still, Ali stood.
Most observers since Friday noted Ali as a singular personality, unique in our history. But he was part of a lineage of militant, black athletes. These include athlete-turned-activists Paul Robeson and Jack Johnson, the first black man allowed to fight for and win the heavyweight championship. Both wound up exiled for their boldness in challenging majority American, that is to say white, societal norms. And like Ali, most importantly, they came to inspire and energize radical activism, particularly among people of color, here and abroad. This is their story. It shouldn’t be so hard to tell.
MONTAGNE: Commentator Kevin Blackistone is a columnist for The Washington Post and teaches journalism at the University of Maryland.