Zixu Wang | The Observer On Tuesday, student organizations hosted “My Culture is Not Your Costume” to discuss cultural appropriation in Halloween costumes.“We host this event to provide information of minority group’s culture, such as costume’s meanings and relations to the culture, and whether it would be offensive if you put it on,” senior Morgan Lumpkin, vice president of Notre Dame’s Black Student Association, said.While generally recognizing respecting other cultures, the essential question is how to draw the line between “cultural appreciation” and “cultural appropriation,” Lumpkin said.”It’s hard to draw a universal line while it should be different in multiple cases of diverse cultures,” she said. “It usually depends on the people who belong to that culture, so why don’t you ask them, saying ‘Hey can I wear it as a costume on Halloween?’”Law school student Lauren LeVan, who was born in the United States to a mother from the Philippines and a father from Laos, said while some people wear costumes derived from a particular culture as a fantasy, those who are of that culture can find it unfair and disrespectful.“Some costumes have a special link to culture and identity, and it’s offensive when someone who has no relation to or no knowledge of a culture just interjects,” she said.For LeVan, “fantasizing” is the line when it comes to offending.“The rice paddy hat has it’s own function and cultural relation to ancient agricultural civilization,” she said. ”If someone wears it out of context, like on Halloween, I will be uncomfortable. If you even do the fake Asian accent … you are mocking and putting damaging portraits or stigmas on Asians, and I will totally get upset and offended.”LeVan said stances like this can be seen as too sensitive, but her feelings remain unchanged.“Maybe it is sensitive but it’s not your place to tell me how to feel. If you’re offending me, you are offending me,” she said. “Halloween is an occasion of creativity. Why would you do something which could be offensive when you could do something more interesting and entertaining?”Cultural appropriation has implications of racial tensions and power, LeVan said.“There is a systematic unbalance [of] power between majority and minority groups,” LeVan said. “Minorities always think of what is suitable and how to act in social situations [as it] corresponds to surroundings. But I don’t think the majority [ethnicity] have this concern. … It’s kinda painful. That’s why in Halloween it’s important to make everyone equally show concerns to others.”However, since last year, there have been disputes about the event.“Some people accused us of killing Halloween, but we really don’t want to downplay it,” Lumpkin said. “People have [the] freedom to dress how they want, but we also don’t want people to walk into a party and get upset by others’ costumes.”Lumpkin said the goal of the event was not to judge people, but rather discuss ways people can make more respectful and thoughtful costume choices.“You don’t need to be offensive to be funny,” she said.Some faculty members also sent reminders about Halloween costumes and respect for other cultures. On Monday, Diversity and Inclusion of Notre Dame Law School sent an email to all law school students stating, “[We] would like to take a moment to remind everyone to be respectful of the faith, culture and identity of others. Problems can be avoided by simply caring about the way your actions make other people feel.”Justin North, a law student who works in Diversity and Inclusion, said he believes it is possible to celebrate and respect a culture by wearing costumes.”Our nation has long been a melting pot of cultures and is significantly better for it, and there is a significant amount of nuance necessary to balance the good of diversity with the power imbalance between cultures,” he said. “As for me, the costume wearer’s intention and knowledge of the culture they are representing decides whether it is cultural appropriation, but it may not be possible to display appropriate levels of respect and understanding for a culture. Meanwhile, I have no idea where others might draw the line and take offense, so I advise making sure you are informed about the costume choices you make and are able to explain your actions.”Tags: African Students Association, Asian American Association, Black Student Association, Diversity and Inclusion, Jewish Club of Notre Dame, Latino Student Alliance, Native American Student Association of Notre Dame Student groups gathered Tuesday to host “My Culture is Not Your Costume,” a panel about cultural appropriation on Halloween. The organizations sponsoring the event included the Black Student Association, Latino Student Alliance, Asian American Association, Native American Student Association, African Students Association, Jewish Club and Dome-ish. Four students shared their experiences and opinions, mentioning costumes such as blackface and kimonos.
The first prize of £500,000 will certainly fund a replacement for his current four-year-old Mondeo, with Fitzpatrick’s dream car – an Ascari A10 – costing around £425,000. The victory also lifts Fitzpatrick from 111th in the world rankings to within sight of his goal of a place in the top 50 to secure a return to the Masters in April. After winning the US Amateur title in 2013, Fitzpatrick played alongside defending champion Adam Scott and US PGA winner Jason Dufner at Augusta in 2014, missing the halfway cut by a shot. “If you’re in the top 50 it opens so many doors and my dad says it’s self-perpetuating,” Fitzpatrick added. “The money is bigger, ranking points are bigger and your card is easier to keep.” Kjeldsen, Zanotti and Lowry were all left to rue missed opportunities on the greens, with Zanotti three-putting the 13th and Kjeldsen and Lowry missing numerous birdie chances. “I played great today, I really did. But I struggled on the greens,” said Kjeldsen, who won the Irish Open in May. “As well as I played the long game, that’s how much I struggled on the greens.” In his second tournament since winning the Bridgestone Invitational, Lowry added: “I t was another day of playing good golf and holing nothing. Woeful putting is the only term I can use. It’s just frustrating and it’s hard. I lost confidence on the greens. But my golf is good enough to finish in the top three putting bad, so there a lot of positives to take.” Fitzpatrick carded a closing 68 at Woburn to finish 15 under par, two shots ahead of Paraguay’s Fabrizio Zanotti, Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen and Ireland’s Shane Lowry. The 21-year-old from Sheffield, who was the youngest player in the field, said: ” It’s unbelievable. It’s not going to sink in for a long time. A first professional win, British Masters, in England, with my family here; it does not get any better. “W inning wire to wire is something most players dream of. Jordan Spieth did so when he won the Masters and for me to be in the same category as him is pretty special. I have spent a little time with him (they share apparel sponsors) and I would love to get a (congratulatory) text from him.” Fitzpatrick insisted he did not feel he had his ‘A’ game this week, revealing he had phoned coach Mike Walker after each of the first three rounds, despite leading after an opening 64 and sharing the lead on Friday and Saturday. “We were just trying to fix a couple of things and today I probably hit it the best I have all week,” added Fitzpatrick, who moves to 12th in the Race to Dubai and top of the early Ryder Cup qualifying standings. After starting the final round tied with Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat, a level-par front nine left Fitzpatrick two shots adrift of Zanotti and Kjeldsen, but birdies on the 11th and 12th drew him level before a massive turning point on the par-five 15th. Kjeldsen looked set to gain the upper hand when he found the putting surface in two, only to run his eagle putt off the green and narrowly miss the birdie attempt. In the group behind, Fitzpatrick holed from 20 feet to take the outright lead for the first time and things went from bad to worse for Kjeldsen when his pushed drive on the 16th finished at the base of a narrow tree. From there the 40-year-old could only advance his ball to within 50 yards of the green and when he failed to get up and down, Fitzpatrick had a two-shot lead which he maintained in brilliant fashion with a birdie from four feet on the 17th after Zanotti had holed from outside. “This year my goal was to keep my card and I was not 100 per cent sure I was going to be able to do that after the start I had, but I managed to start to play well and the past two months have really got going and made a lot of money,” Fitzpatrick added. England’s Matt Fitzpatrick admitted life could not get any better after claiming his first European Tour title with a wire-to-wire victory in the British Masters on Sunday, taking his season’s earnings to more than £1million. Press Association
Max Orrin (North Foreland, Kent) experienced many golfing highlights over the past season including being a member the GB&I Walker Cup team. So much so that he rounded off the year, as well as his amateur career, by topping the Titleist/FootJoy England Golf Men’s Order of Merit for 2013.A year ago, Orrin (image copyright Leaderboard Photography) was celebrating winning the Boys Order of Merit. Now the 19 year old England international has completed a superb double by racing away with the men’s merit award.He topped the list with 122,056 points, almost 15,000 more than his England and Walker Cup team-mate Callum Shinkwin (Moor Park, Hertfordshire), while two more Walker Cup man, Garrick Porteous (Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland) with 105,215 points was third and Jordan Smith (Bowood G&CC, Wiltshire) fourth with 103,648 points.“I’m pleased to have won the men’s Order of Merit and I’m grateful to Titleist and FootJoy for their sponsorship,” said Orrin. “It is not an easy thing to win as there are a lot of good players out there. But it does indicate that you have enjoyed a successful year.“Getting selected for the Walker Cup was massive but I didn’t play as well as I would have liked. However, it has been the highlight of my career so far and something you don’t forget. That also underlined how good a year you’ve had but after that I felt it was the right time to turn professional.“I shall never forget my time as an amateur and how much I owe England Golf.”The bulk of Orrin’s points, over 38,000, were gained from his reaching the Amateur Championship semi-finals, while a semi-final place in the English Amateur secured another 23,000 points.A runner-up spot in the St Andrews Links Trophy earned him more than 26,000, while victory in the Lagonda Trophy, one of his two titles, brought a further 20,000 points.Shinkwin, 20, earned 30,000 points with victory in the English Amateur at Frilford Heath and 20,000 for winning the Hampshire Salver. Almost the same amount was chalked up for his runners-up place in the Scottish Open Stroke Play, while he also reached the last 16 of the Amateur Championship and was fourth in the Welsh Open Stroke Play, both of which added to his tally.Porteous, 23, enjoyed a superb summer, winning the Amateur Championship, which earned him 50,000 points, a further 30,000 for winning the Scottish Open Stroke Play and over 24,000 as runner-up in the Welsh Open Stroke Play.Fourth placed Smith, 21, gained most of his points from his victory in the Brabazon Trophy at Formby. 20 Nov 2013 Walker Cup man Orrin tops Order of Merit
[singlepic id=957 w= h= float=none]LINCROFT – In only its eighth year, the Brookdale Community College Lacrosse program is one of the most successful programs within Brookdale’s highly accomplished athletic program.The 2014 team won its fifth consecutive NJCAA Region XIX lacrosse title defeating top-seed Union County 11-8 in the championship game. This year’s squad not only hopes to make it six region titles in a row but get their first win in the NJCAA National Championship Tournament after falling to CCBC-Essex in the quarterfinals last season as the sixth seed.The Brookdale Lacrosse program was established in 2008 under the leadership of current head coach Steve Heller. Heller was a three-time All-American selection while playing for Army from 1991-1993. While at Army, Heller led his team to three Patriot League titles and was an All-Patriot League pick in each of his three years in the league. He broke Army’s career scoring record racking up a staggering 130 goals and 74 assists while at West Point.He also helped engineer one of the biggest wins in Army lacrosse history as the cadets upset Maryland 15-11 in the first round of the 1993 NCAA National Lacrosse Tournament before losing to No.1 seed North Carolina in the quarterfinals.Before starting Brookdale’s lacrosse program Heller was head coach for the Army prep team for seven seasons. And because of Heller’s connection to the Army program the Blues are able to travel to West Point each year for a preseason game against an Army prep team that is filled with DI recruits.Heller is extremely optimistic about this year team and even though they lost last season’s top goal scorer Tom Dougherty to graduation they return four of their five-top scorers from a year ago. They’ve also brought in midfielder T.J. Coleman – a second-team All-Shore pick from Saint John Vianney – where he scored 30 goals and had 30 assists last season as a senior.“We look really good, I feel really good about our offense,” Heller said. “With our four scorers back, T.J. coming in and picking up a few other kids this is potentially the best offensive group we’ve had here in the eight seasons of the program.”Heller also feels this is the deepest offense he’s ever fielded. “Lack of depth is something that’s always challenged us. We definitely have more depth on offensive this year then we’ve had in the past and that’s great.”Heller likes to rotate his offensive players and they need to be able to play all six positions, and be comfortable playing them. His philosophy is to create matchup problems with his ability to interchange his players between midfield and attack allowing him to create different player personnel options depending on the game situation.All-Region XIX selection Dan Bury and freshmen Jake Deitrich (Newton H.S.) and Joe Collins (Monroe Township H.S.) will get the start at the attack position. Bury is a true attacker and scored 41 goals his senior year at Brick Memorial. Last season as a freshman he was second on the team in goals scored (27) and first in assists (20) and total points (47). Dietrich was an Independence Division honorable mention pick in the NJAC Conference as a senior while Collins was a first-team All-Greater Middlesex Conference selection as a senior in 2013 when scored 42 goals and had 41 assists for 83 points.“Jake’s 6’4″ and is a tall lanky kid,” Heller said. “When he gets his shoulder down and goes forward he’s a nice attacker. He’s really just learning his skill set and at 6’4″ he needs to learn to go north and south and forget about playing that small-man game. He’s done well for us and we expect him to continue to do a good job.”Collins teammate at Monroe, Andrew Dooley, is back at midfield after scoring 16 goals with nine assists in only 10 games last season. Dooley was also first-team All-Greater Middlesex as a senior when he netted 44 goals and had 31 assists. Joining Coleman and Dooley at the starting midfield spots is returning sophomore Nick Paolillo (Howell H.S.). Paolillo was third on the team in goals (22) and points (29) last season for the Blues. Both Dooley and Coleman were chosen captains.“Bury is a traditional attacker,” Heller said. “He’s left handed as is Dooley and Colman. With three lefties, that gives us a lot of flexibility and a unique way to attack defenses; that’s a nice feature to have.”Sophomore Ben Talcott is back after a short stint with the Blues in 2013 and will be used as both attacker and midfielder. As a senior at Howell in 2012 he tallied 22 goals while assisting on nine othersAlso, sophomore midfielder Tyler Verdoni will see an increased role this season after seeing action in 14 games last season with one start, as will short stick middies Jimmy Montgomery (Neptune H.S.) and Dom Parente (Monroe Township H.S.) both in their second season at Brookdale.Defensively the Blues are not as deep and have been hurt by the loss of All-Region XIX defenseman Ryan Raslowsky (Allentown H.S.) who’s out indefinitely after recently undergoing back surgery. However, Heller expects him back at some point around midseason and ready to go for the playoffs.“Our defensive concept is going to focus more on team defense rather than the individual,” Heller said.“The defense has a lot of potential and is very athletic, but it’s also a little raw on the stick-skill side of the game. We don’t have the great one-on-one guys; it’s a six man unit. But with our athletic ability we feel we can be pretty good.”Sophomore Nick Caruso (Red Bank Regional) – a midfielder last season who scored 10 goals and had 7 assists – volunteered to switch positions and is now playing long-stick middie and defense and has been a quite a pleasant surprise.“In our Army Prep scrimmage he did an amazing job on defense and I could not believe how good he was at the pole (long stick),” Heller said. “If the job he did against Army was any indication of what he’s capable of….. he may have missed his calling and found a home as a traditional defender.Another surprise has been the play of freshman Jack Kelly (Shore Regional) who’s been so impressive he was given a captains tag. He came in as an offensive-minded midfielder, was switched to long stick and it’s been a match made in heaven.Freshman Oliver Warnes (Manasquan H.S.) and sophomore Chris Schmidt (Howell H.S.) will anchor the defense along with Kelly and Caruso. Caruso and Kelly will switch with each other between poll (long stick) and defense. Scott Zackman (Red Bank Regional) was a late arrival to the team but has shown he’ll help the team on defense.“Both Oliver and Warnes are very athletic,” Heller said. “They’re both raw but are really learning how to play defense and like what I’ve seen of them.”In goal for the Blues will be Todd Bitsko (Freehold Township H.S.), who after playing football at Gettysburg College for a year decided to return to lacrosse. At Freehold Township he was All-Shore in football and lacrosse.“What’s great about this team is that their extremely coachable,” Heller said. “This is one of those groups that will listen. They really want to become better players and the whole teams like that. It’s a fun team to coach; they get along well and have a lot of chemistry. They’re starting to learn their strengths and weaknesses and it’s a group of kids which I think we can do some really fun stuff with this year.”— By Mike Ready
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… adam popescu Related Posts This week’s eyebrow-raising $49 million round of funding for German food-ordering site Delivery Hero as well as a flurry of similar recent deals, indicate that consumers and restaurant owners want digital delivery. The U.S. restaurant industry is enormous — $632 billion in annual sales, according to the National Restaurant Association — but also cruelly efficent. The rate of business failure is legendary. But, online food delivery is growing again after furtive entrepreneurial efforts during the Internet boom. And one of the safer bets in the food business has to be on the automation of putting food in American stomachs.According to a study by the National Restaurant Association, 39% of consumers say they would use electronic ordering to buy meals if it were available. That, perhaps prompted 55% of restaurant owners in the same study to say electronic payment systems, essential to online ordering, will become more important to the industry. While some restauranteurs choose to build their own systems, third-party systems vendors, like U.S. market leaders Living Social, Seamless and GrubHub, are a more popular choice as most businesses don’t have the time or ability to create their own options for customers. A host of similar, smaller services are gaining restaurant clients, too, and the reason is clear: They’re easy to use, and that functionality keeps customers engaged. Chris Webb, chief executive at Venice, Calif.-based delivery site ChowNow says his company is succeeding because online customers order “again and again and again.” ChowNow allows customers to order from restaurants via its site and mobile app, and also creates custom menus as well as websites to host restaurant’s content and promote them. In addition to custom client menus and sites, ChowNow provides restaurants with the spending and eating trends of their customers. “If they (restaurant managers) know what a customer is worth to them, a restaurant then knows how much they should spend to acquire more customers,” said Webb.The National Restaurant Association’s recent study reported that 36% of Americans have placed an order online, with 46% saying they would order via a smartphone app if that option was offered. Webb’s service seems to be confirming this trend. “The average customer orders $46 worth of food every month at restaurants using ChowNow.” Webb said he is confident about his industry’s future. “GrubHub, the so-called market leader, will do about $500 million in gross billings (orders taken through its system) this year,” he said. “That is a fraction of one percent of the overall market. When the market leader holds less than 1% of the market, it makes me obviously very bullish.”Photo by Marktee Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#apps#web
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Itanagar, Nov 21 (PTI) Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra flagged off here today the second Indo?Bhutan Friendship Car Rally 2017 which has 17 participants. Addressing the participants prior to the flag off, the governor hoped that the event would help in cementing the age-old relationship between India and Bhutan and provide a platform for exposure of traditional and cultural association and their tourism potential.He said the rally would enhance people-to-people contacts between India and Bhutan.”It will also showcase the potential for adventure and motor sports in Arunachal Pradesh,? he said and called upon the participants from both the countries to carry the message of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India and Bhutan would stand as one to face any adversity.The rally has been organised by the International Friendship Car Rally Association of Dirang and sponsored by state tourism department along with Hyundai and Nissan companies.The rallyists would travel through Itanagar?Basar ? Mechuka-Guwahati-Phuentsoling and end at Thimpu on November 28.The Indian team is being led by Everester from Arunachal Pradesh Anshu Jamsenpa. Karma Lhatrul Dorji Rinpoche is leading the Bhutanese team. PTI UPL KK PS
A few surprises today at the X-Blades National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour.Early on day two of the X-Blades National Youth Championships, the seeds performed as planned, most of them winning their pool matches. In the Boys 18’s, QSST, Brisbane, NSWCHS and NSWCIS were all victorious. The upsets were 16th ranked North Queensland beating 15th-ranked Northern Territory 18-0, with the major upset being first seeds Sydney Mets going down to 6th ranked NSWCCC 6-3.In other divisions, SQBD played a tight match, tying 8 all with North Queensland in the Boy’s 20’s. Also in the Boys 20’s, 2nd ranked Southern Suns beat Hornets 14-7, and first seeds Sydney Mets beat fourth seed Cobras 10-6.In the Girls 18’s, SQBD were too good for the Southern Suns and Northern Territory beat South Australia 9-2. Top seeds QSST were too good for Tasmania, winning 15-1, while the other winners were NSWCHS, Sydney Rebels. Northern Eagles and South Queensland fought out a 3 all draw, while the X-Blades match of the round lived up to expectations, with 6th ranked NSWCCC defeating third seeds Brisbane 8-1.In the Girls 20’s, it was all the favourites taking victory, with Brisbane, Sharks, Sunshine Coast, Southern Suns and Sydney Rebels all winning. Later in the afternoon, the Boys 18’s NSWCHS, ranked 4th came back from a heavy defeat to beat the 3rd ranked Cobras 10-3. In other Boys 18’s results, NSWCIS, Southern Suns and the Mets were the winners.In the final games of the day, it was the usual suspects, with NSWCHS, Sharks and NSWCCC winning in the Boys 18’s, although 3rd ranked Brisbane did it tough, being held to 3-all against 11th ranked Hornets. The Hornets were winners in the Girls 20’s, beating Victoria 10-4.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Barnes: Current Liverpool best in 35 yearsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend John Barnes is excited by the team being put together by Jurgen Klopp.The Reds are six points clear at the top of the table after 19 rounds of fixtures and have yet to taste defeat in a League match this season.Barnes told BonusCodeBets.co.uk: “The team is more balanced than the point where we had Suarez, Coutinho, Sturridge and Sterling. They were very good attack-wise, but in terms of the balance between attack and defence, they probably didn’t work as hard or didn’t defend as comprehensively.”This is the best-balanced team that is capable of winning the Premier League.'”Even when we nearly won the Premier League in the season where Gerrard slipped, I think this is a better-balanced team and this team is more capable of winning because they also grind results out when they’re not playing well.”This is probably the most balanced Liverpool team I’ve seen in the last 20 to 35 years.”