HE is the ‘mother’.

first_imgThe Catechesis of Caroline 23 Feb 2013Remember how everyone scoffed at the idea that following ‘same-sex marriage’, the next step would be to follow in the footsteps of Spain and replace the terms of ‘mother’ and ‘father’ with Progenitor A and Progenitor B? It would appear that, Elton John and David Furnish have decided to lead the way by declaring that David Furnish is the ‘mother’ on the birth certificate of their new baby son, Elijah as well as their elder son Zachary. That’s right – David Furnish is officially recognised as a mother, despite the fact that he isn’t, he never can be given that he possesses entirely the wrong set of equipment. So not content with redefining marriage, we now need to redefine motherhood and fatherhood into one homogenous mass known as parenthood. Or is it that David Furnish recognises the importance of a mother, just as the LGBT lobby recognise the importance of marriage and has decided to reclaim it for himself? After all, why should motherhood be restricted to women on account of their sexual organs and reproductive ability? Isn’t that rather sexist? This is why we see the overlap between queer theory and feminism, because by declaring that gender is a separate entity to sex and performative in nature, it paves the way for boys to be girls, men to be mothers, girls to be fathers and vice-versa and everybody gets an excuse to indulge their own notions of self-identity.http://carolinefarrow.com/2013/02/23/a-fantastic-infrastructure/last_img read more

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Top Five reasons you can’t blame…

first_imgSince its inception in 1979, ESPN has been feeding its viewers unhealthy doses of sports programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Sports fans sit back, relax and watch anything from the World’s Strongest Man competition to professional ping-pong, which is great stuff if you’ve never seen it. Lately, however, ESPN has become a major corporation, more concerned with advertisements and personalities than appealing to the hardcore sports fans who made the station what it is today. Don’t get me wrong, after a tough day of classes there are few things I enjoy more than turning my brain off to watch Kornheiser and Wilbon duke it out for 30 minutes on “Pardon the Interruption.”ESPN is not all bad, in fact it’s pretty good, but for the last 12 years of my life ESPN has been the only station I watch consistently and year after year it becomes less appealing to the die-hard sports fan. In 2005 the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network debuted “The Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Blame…” Hosted by Brian Kenny, the show examines controversial figures in the world of sports that later emerged as scapegoats. Some examples are the top five reasons you can’t blame Steve Bartman for the Cubs 2003 playoff collapse or Kobe Bryant for the breakup of the Lakers. The show is very well done, and every time I tune in I learn something new. So without further adieu, I present the top five reasons you can’t blame a sports fan for despising ESPN. As Brian Kinney always points out, I am not trying to change your views but rather present the facts to you in a manner that perhaps you have never considered.No. 5: SportsCenterAt one point in time a sports fan could get all of the day’s top stories and highlights by tuning in to a 30 minute edition of SportsCenter. Today, the hour-long program is filled with feature stories, “expert analysis” and advertisements. Everybody loves a good cry once in a while, but how many times do we need to hear the same human interest story in one week? Let us not forget about last summer’s “50 states in 50 days” debacle. Life may be an open road, but that’s doesn’t mean we need to take a long, overdone and tacky ride on it. Apparently ESPN learned from their mistakes by exploiting sick kids on this summer’s “My Wish” series, where terminally ill children were filmed meeting their favorite athletes. I got a mobile alert for you ESPN: People don’t like waiting an hour to see their favorite team’s highlights. Show the highlights, throw me a few clever catch phrases and let me go to sleep. No. 4: SportsCenter anchors/analysts Is it just me, or has every SportsCenter anchor morphed into one giant Jerry Seinfeld? The dry, sarcastic humor may have worked for the sitcom, but I like my sports highlights to have a little life to them. John Anderson, Neil Everett and Scott Van Pelt all seem to crack themselves up, but that’s about it. What happened to the days when every SportsCenter anchor had a different personality? Where have you gone Rich Eisen, Craig Kilborn and Keith Olbermann? Sports fans love you more than you ever will know. Moving on to analysts: Since when does being a former backup quarterback with a stupid haircut make you the end all and be all opinion on the NFL? Sean Salisbury made a greater contribution as a commentator on Battle Bots — you know, the ultimate competition in the field of extreme robotic sports — than he does on NFL Live. I got a news flash for you ESPN: Just because someone played a professional sport does not mean they’re qualified to be on television. No. 3: Banter shows”Pardon the Interruption” is the best show on television, but before 4:30 p.m., ESPN is unwatchable. I’ll come back to the “Cold Pizza’s First and Ten” program in a minute, but for now let’s talk about “Jim Rome is Burning.” This pompous radio host somehow got his own show, with a set that resembles a pornography studio from your favorite feature film. Then there’s “Around the Horn.” Lately this show has grown on me and host Tony Reali does an excellent job managing the ridiculous personalities who appear daily — but the show is just not necessary. PTI covers the same exact stories and provides better insight from more qualified columnists. No. 2: Stuart ScottThis guy’s shtick is older than Julio Franco. He really does a great job of capturing the moment with catch phrases like “Booya” or “He earned his PHD — player hater’s degree.”Scott is clearly a knowledgeable journalist and sports fan, but, my God man, we get it, you went to North Carolina and you like the Tar Heels. Before you Scott fans out there give me an “oh no he di’int,” remember another one of Scott’s infamous catch phrases … “Don’t hate the playa, hate the game.” That didn’t really make any sense, but neither does Scott. No. 1: Anything to do with Woody PaigeHow this Denver Post columnist became a major contributor to ESPN makes zero sense. Am I crazy, or is Paige’s personality on “Around the Horn” eerily similar to that of a schizophrenic drug addict? His incoherent jibber jabber is harder to understand that Mr. T in Rocky III, and “Cold Pizza’s First and Ten” has to be one of the worst shows on television. Listening to Paige and Skip Bayless (who is just as bad) argue on the day’s 10 most “important” topics is more painful than watching PTI with Dan Le Batard and Jason Whitlock. “First and Ten” is so clearly scripted by its producers just so those two maniacs can pretend to disagree on every single topic since the show debuted.There you have it the folks: The top five reasons you can’t blame a sports fan for despising ESPN. If you find it harder and harder to watch ESPN everyday, then there is only one thing you can do … watch ESPNEWS. Andrew is a junior majoring in journalism. If you’re interested in starting a new round-the-clock sports network contact him at [email protected]last_img read more

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Reyes gets his birthday wish as complete Gilas 12 attend practice

first_imgMac Belo rounded out the set for the evening sessions.Curiously, PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa also paid the national team a visit. /atmSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Neymar in China as transfer rumors grow Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube “Got an early bday wish granted – our 1st complete practice!” he posted on his Twitter account with an accompanying video of the team doing the drills.Also present for the session were Fiba Asia-bound players June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro, Terrence Romeo, Gabe Norwood, Japeth Aguilar, Jio Jalalon, Matthew Wright, Roger Pogoy, Raymond Almazan, Christian Standhardinger, and Carl Cruz.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Practice player Ed Daquioag was also in attendance.The cadet-laden SEA Games crew also made their presence felt, with Kiefer Ravena, Ray Parks, Kobe Paras, Raymar Jose, Mike Tolomia, Almond Vosotros, Von Pessumal all present.center_img Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Chot Reyes. (File photo from AFP)Desperate to have a full lineup in his national team practices, Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes’ birthday wish was finally been granted when all the players named in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup and 2017 Southeast Asian Games rosters showed up Monday at Meralco Gym.Absent for the past sessions, Calvin Abueva made his long awaited return, much to the delight of the outspoken mentor who turns 54 on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Walusimbi set to miss SuperSport United tie

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia left back Godfrey Walusimbi attempts to go past AFC Leopards’ Dennis Sikhayi during the Kenyan Premier League Super Cup at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on January 28, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 5- Left back Godfrey Walusimbi is set to miss a fourth consecutive Gor Mahia match on Sunday as a tussle between him and the club’s management over unpaid sign-on fee persists with the Ugandan choosing to stay away from training.Walusimbi stayed away from the club’s CAF Champions League match against Esperance in Tunisia and the subsequent two Kenyan Premier League clashes against Nzoia Sugar and Vihiga United. Head coach Dylan Kerr speaking to Capital Sport after the team’s training session on Thursday evening has confirmed that Walusimbi is not in his plans for the CAF Confederations Cup game against SuperSport United.“Walusimbi is definitely not in the plan for this weekend’s game because he hasn’t trained. I bumped into him yesterday and I was actually shocked I thought probably it’s a mirage. But at least it was good to see him back in Kenya,” Kerr explained.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reacts during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Jericho on April 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“It has nothing to do with me; it has to do with the club. For me as a coach it is hard and it is hard for the players as well because they miss him. He has to sort it out with the club but we understand the situation the club is in right now so it’s a bit difficult for everybody,” the tactician added.Walusimbi is said to be owed a part of his sign-on fee agreed on with the club when he renewed his contract at the beginning of the season and he is frustrated that the management is not doing enough to offset the balance.Speaking previously to Capital Sport, Gor Mahia Chief Executive Officer Lordvick Aduda said that they would be offsetting some of the pending dues owed to players once the financial status of the club stabilizes.“First of all, we don’t know any salary arrears. We only owe a bit on sign-on fees and it is not only him (Walusimbi) we owe. At this moment the priority for us is to ensure that no one goes without a salary and with minimum finances off sponsorship, it is only logical for us to prioritize. But we will work to solve that issue,” Aduda commented.Kerr decried Walusimbi’s absence in their Champions League tie against Esperance in Tunis, saying he might have given them an edge and probably changed the outcome of the match. He however reckons he has to concentrate on the players he has in training.“For me, I have to concentrate on these lads who turn up here every day for training. I don’t think he will be part of the squad until he has his issues resolved. I don’t know when that is and it’s really a shame because he is a good lad,” Kerr further added.Apart from Walusimbi and the injured duo of Karim Nizigiyimana and Wellington Ochieng, Kerr will have a full squad to choose his best 18 for the SuperSport clash. Innocent Wafula will miss the tie as he wasn’t registered for the CAF assignments.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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