Pastor making a stand

first_imgLatest Stories “Right now, there is confusion and chaos in the legal system but lawsuits will ultimately put this issue to rest,” he said. “This is a political move on the part of Judge Moore and it is having a negative effect on human beings.”Byrd said he cannot sit back and not stand up for the civil rights of all people.“Judge Moore’s order is a violation for the civil rights of those who desire a civil marriage ceremony,” he said. “As a member of the faith community, I must stand up against civil rights violations. This issue of same sex marriages is a done deal. The Supreme Court made its ruling. It is the law. The civil rights of those who want to participate in same sex marriages must be protected.”The response to Byrd’s stand Wednesday for marriage equality varied. “Some people ignored me. Some pretended they couldn’t read the sign,” Byrd said. “Some disrespected me and others thanked me for taking a public stand. There were no physical threats but there was some verbal intimidation but I was not frightened. I am confident that what I am doing as the right thing.”Byrd said same sex marriages are no longer an issue in the Episcopal Church.“The Episcopal Church has a long tradition of fighting for the civil rights of all people,” he said. “The biblical injunction is that we are to love our neighbors whoever they might be.”However, Byrd said that same sex couples wishing to marry at St. Mark’s will have to adhere to the same requirement as those established for traditional marriages.“One of the individuals must be a baptized Christian and one must worship in our church,” Byrd said. “And, they must be counseled by the church.”Byrd said, as a member of the Christian community and as one who cares about others, he is bound to stand up for those who are suffering in silence.“And there are many in the gay and lesbian communities who are suffering in silence and whose civil rights are being violated,” he said. “That is morally wrong and legally wrong. These people should be allowed to be who they are. But too often their churches are not supporting them and their families are keeping them in secret. I believe in civil rights for everyone. And, this, too, will pass. It’s the law.” Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 3:00 am Friday, January 8, 2016 Print Article Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The Rev. Jeff Byrd, rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Troy, is once again taking a stand on the issue of same sex marriages.Byrd stood outside the Pike County Courthouse on Thursday morning holding a sign that read “One Christian for Marriage Equality.”Bryd’s stand was in response to the administrative order issued Wednesday by Roy Moore, chief justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court, for the state’s probate judges not to issue marriage license to same-sex couple. Moore issued the order despite a decision by the U.S Supreme Court last year that legalized same-sex marriage in America.center_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Next UpIn issuing the order, Moore noted that the Supreme Court of Alabama upheld the state’s ban on same-sex marriage in March of 2015. Three months later, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled bans on same-sex marriages unconstitutional.“Prior to the Judge Moore’s ruling on Wednesday, 13 counties in Alabama allowed same sex couples to exercise their civil rights to be married,” Byrd said.Byrd said while there is disagreement on the issue of same sex marriages, many taxpaying individuals are not able to enjoy their civil rights. 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Churchill Downs Incorporated Announces Strategic Update Regarding Arlington International Racecourse

first_imgChurchill Downs Incorporated Announces Strategic Update Regarding Arlington International Racecourse GlobeNewswireAugust 28, 2019 (Arlington International Racecourse Declines to Apply for Gaming License; Will Conduct Horse Racing in 2020 and 2021 and Apply for a Sports Betting License)LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (CHDN), the owner of Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Illinois (“Arlington”), announced today that Arlington did not apply to the Illinois Gaming Board for a slot machine and table game license under the recently enacted Illinois Gaming Act.“Notwithstanding our steadfast commitment to the Illinois Thoroughbred racing industry and despite the good faith intentions of everyone involved in the passage of the Illinois Gaming Act, the economic terms under which Arlington would be granted a casino gaming license do not provide an acceptable financial return and we cannot responsibly proceed,” said Bill Carstanjen, the CEO of CDI. “The Chicagoland market has seen a significant proliferation of video gaming terminals over the last several years and now faces the potential introduction of five new gaming facilities as well as increased gaming positions at existing casinos and video gaming outlets. Arlington would enter this market with an effective tax rate that would be approximately 17.5% – 20% higher than the existing Chicagoland casinos due to contributions to the Thoroughbred purse account. This disadvantage in a hyper-competitive gaming market, coupled with substantial licensing and reconciliation fees and new, unviable horse racing requirements in the Illinois Gaming Act, makes the construction of a casino at Arlington financially untenable. It is with a heavy heart that we conclude that we can’t make this work.”Arlington will conduct horse racing in 2020 and 2021 and also will apply for a sports betting license while longer-term alternatives are explored. CDI and the team at Arlington will continue to work with legislative and community stakeholders, as well as Arlington’s customers, employees and horsemen to find a solution that takes into account the many constituents across the State of Illinois who depend on horse racing for their livelihoods. All options will be considered, including moving the racing license to another community in the Chicagoland area or elsewhere in the state.CDI remains heavily invested in the State of Illinois. Rivers Casino Des Plaines (“Rivers”), of which CDI owns approximately 61%, has applied to add up to 800 new gaming positions and will expand its facility, which will provide incremental tax revenue to the state and job opportunities for its citizens.About Churchill Downs IncorporatedChurchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (CHDN), headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is an industry-leading racing, online wagering and gaming entertainment company anchored by our iconic flagship event – The Kentucky Derby. We own and operate Derby City Gaming, a historical racing machine facility in Louisville. We also own and operate the largest online horseracing wagering platform in the U.S., TwinSpires.com, and are a leader in brick-and-mortar casino gaming with approximately 11,000 slot machines/video lottery terminals and 200 table games in eight states. We also operate sports wagering and iGaming through our BetAmerica platform in multiple states. Additional information about CDI can be found online at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.FOOTNOTE: The information set forth in this news release contains various “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”), which provides certain “safe harbor” provisions. All forward-looking statements made in this presentation are made pursuant to the Act. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the use of terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “will,” and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently.Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include the following: the effect of economic conditions on our consumers’ confidence and discretionary spending or our access to credit; additional or increased taxes and fees; public perceptions or lack of confidence in the integrity of our business; loss of key or highly skilled personnel; restrictions in our debt facilities limiting our flexibility to operate our business; general risks related to real estate ownership, including fluctuations in market values and environmental regulations; catastrophic events and system failures disrupting our operations; online security risk, including cyber-security breaches; inability to recover under our insurance policies for damages sustained at our properties in the event of inclement weather and casualty events; increases in insurance costs and inability to obtain similar insurance coverage in the future; inability to identify and complete acquisition, expansion or divestiture projects, on time, on budget or as planned; difficulty in integrating recent or future acquisitions into our operations; number of people attending and wagering on live horse races; inability to respond to rapid technological changes in a timely manner; inadvertent infringement of the intellectual property of others; inability to protect our own intellectual property rights; payment-related risks, such as risk associated with fraudulent credit card and debit card use; compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or applicable money-laundering regulations; work stoppages and labor issues; difficulty in attracting a sufficient number of horses and trainers for full field horseraces; inability to negotiate agreements with industry constituents, including horsemen and other racetracks; personal injury litigation related to injuries occurring at our racetracks; our inability to utilize and provide totalisator services; weather conditions affecting our ability to conduct live racing; increased competition in the horseracing business; changes in the regulatory environment of our racing operations; changes in regulatory environment of our online horseracing business; increase in competition in our online horseracing; uncertainty and changes in the legal landscape relating to our online wagering business; legalization of online sports betting and iGaming in the United States and our ability to predict and capitalize on any such legalization; inability to expand our sports betting operations and effectively compete; failure to comply with laws requiring us to block access to certain individuals could result in penalties or impairment with respect to our mobile and online wagering products; increased competition in our casino business; changes in regulatory environment of our casino business; costs, delays, and other uncertainties relating to the development and expansion of casinos; and concentration and evolution of slot machine manufacturing and other technology conditions that could impose additional costs.center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Faculty Council meeting held March 25

first_imgOn March 25 the members of the Faculty Council approved changes to the Handbook for Students for 2015-16. They also heard a review of human evolutionary biology and presentations from the Task Force on Sexual Harassment and from the University Benefits Committee.The council next meets on April 15. The preliminary deadline for the May 5 meeting of the faculty is April 21 at noon.last_img

S. Korea adds 114 virus cases, warns on Seoul cluster

first_imgSouth Korea reported fewer than 120 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, but authorities warned that a new cluster in Seoul could see the infection spread in the capital.Around 100 people linked to a call centre in the city have tested positive for the virus in recent days. “This could lead to a ‘super spread’ in the metropolitan area, where half of the entire population are concentrated,” Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun told a meeting on Thursday. So far, nearly 90 percent of South Korea’s cases have been in the southern city of Daegu and the neighbouring North Gyeongsang province.The South was the first country to report significant coronavirus numbers outside China, where the disease first emerged, and remains one of the world’s worst-affected countries despite being overtaken by both Italy and Iran in declared cases.A total of 114 infections were confirmed Wednesday, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said, taking the South’s total to 7,869.Six more people died, it added, with the toll rising to 66.Each morning the South announces how many cases were diagnosed the previous day, and Wednesday’s figure is well below the 500-600 increases the country was confirming in early March.More than 60 percent of the country’s infections are linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a religious sect often condemned as a cult, one of whose members attended at least four services in Daegu before being diagnosed.Scores of events — from K-pop concerts to sports matches — have been cancelled or postponed over the contagion, with school and kindergarten breaks extended by three weeks nationwide.Topics :last_img read more

Latest: Chelsea 4 Maribor 0 – Blues heading for resounding victory

first_imgDidier Drogba’s penalty – his first goal since returning to Chelsea – helped put them in a commanding position in the Champions League Group G clash. Drogba scored eight minutes after coming on for Loic Remy, who injured himself while scoring the opening goal to put the Blues in control, and John Terry’s breakaway strike and an own goal by Mitja Viler made it 4-0.Remy collected Terry’s pass and shifted the ball on to his left foot before firing into the far corner of the net to put the Blues ahead.However, the France striker, who appeared to pick up a groin strain early on, seemed to aggravate the problem as he struck the ball and after limping on for a couple of minutes he was replaced by Drogba on the quarter-hour mark.Drogba had last netted for Chelsea when he scored the Champions League-winning penalty in the shoot-out against Bayern Munich in 2012, having also got their all-important equaliser.And he made no mistake from the spot after Ales Mertelj handled as he attempted to block Willian’s ball into the box.Terry’s was a nicely worked goal, Eden Hazard cleverly finding Cesc Fabregas whose low cross teed up the skipper for a simple close-range finish.Chelsea continued to dominate after the interval and went further ahead courtesy of some good fortune on 54 minutes.Hazard retrieved Filipe Luis’ cross at the far post and when the Belgian steered the ball back towards the goalmouth it was diverted into the net by the unlucky Viler.Maribor were then awarded a penalty and a chance to pull a goal back when Agim Ibraimi was bundled over by Nemana Matic.But Ibraimi thumped his spot-kick against Petr Cech’s left-hand post. Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy (Drogba 15) Subs: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ake, Salah, Solanke.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Zach Stone back in his comfort zone with the Humboldt Crabs following injury-riddled spring

first_imgARCATA >> The cruel reality for pitchers is that sometimes their body won’t cooperate with them 100 percent of the time. Zach Stone can tell you about that, both in recent and past history.He’s had to miss starts because of a cranky shoulder at the end of his high school career at Eureka High. He had to watch as his teammates at UC Davis struggled through a tough 2016 season where the Aggies lost far more than they won.But Stone, a former Big 5 MVP, is back in his Humboldt County comfort …last_img read more

India on a high ahead of ODI series against SA

first_imgInjury-hit but on a roll after drawing an engrossing Test series and winning the only Twenty20 match of the tour, India now get a chance to try different combinations before next month’s World Cup when they take on South Africa in a five-match one-day series starting here tomorrow.Dubbed challenging to start with, the African safari has been reasonably successful for Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men, who avoided a Test series loss in the country for the first time earlier this month.But there have been problems to deal with and they have mostly been about players’ fitness.Already missing key players such as Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, the injury list has only grown longer with the pace duo of Praveen Kumar and S Sreesanth in doubt for tomorrow due to hand and elbow problems respectively.It is the final ODI series that India and South Africa play before the World Cup starting February 19 and both the sides would look to settle their squads for the big event through these five matches.The series is a golden opportunity for the likes of Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina to make a case for World Cup selection.They did well for themselves and the team by guiding India to a fine 21-run win in the Twenty20 match on Sunday with valuable batting contributions.The absence of biggies such as Sehwag and Gambhir now gives them an opportunity to hog the limelight in the ODIs as well but also creates the pressure of performing and performing consistently.advertisementThe series will see the return of the iconic Sachin Tendulkar to the Indian one-day fold after close to a year.The last time he played an ODI, Tendulkar became the first batsman in the history of the game’s format to strike a double hundred.The opposition in that historic match at Gwalior also happened to be South Africa and Graeme Smith and his men would be praying that the champion batsman does not do an encore.For the off-colour Yuvraj Singh, it is the final chance to convince the selectors that he is the same destructive force which won India many a matches before the stunning slump of form.On the bowling front, the ever-reliable Zaheer Khan will spearhead the attack after being rested for Sunday’s Twenty20 international but his back-up seems a little weak given the uncertainty over the availability of Sreesanth and Praveen.In case the injured duo is ruled out, Ashish Nehra and the rather inconsistent Munaf Patel would be the options for India. Harbhajan Singh will as usual shoulder the spin responsibilities.South Africa, on the other hand, would be, missing prolific all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who is nursing an injury.The veteran has been the rock around whom the South African batting has revolved as was evident during the drawn Test series.But the Proteas still have a good batting reserve with skipper Graeme Smith, the explosive duo of A B de Villiers and JP Duminy and the consistent Hashim Amla to anchor the middle-order.As for bowling, Dale Steyn has been in red hot form and has Morne Morkel and Wayne Parnell as his speed partners.All eyes will also be on the 31-year-old Pakistan-born spinner Imran Tahir, who is expected to make his debut after getting South African citizenship a few weeks ago.- With PTI inputsThe Teams (from):India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain/keeper), Sachin Tendulkar, Murali Vijay, Yuvraj Singh, R Ashwin, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virat Kohli, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Yusuf Pathan, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, S Sreesanth.South Africa: Graeme Smith (captain), Hashim Amla, Johan Botha, AB de Villiers (wicketkeeper), Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Colin Ingram, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.last_img read more

Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc 2 Bdeshi bystanders killed

first_imgKolkata: Two Bangladeshi citizens were killed and another injured in a bizarre late Friday-night road accident in South Kolkata when a Jaguar travelling at high speed hit a Mercedes sedan which was flung on a Kolkata Police traffic post killing the victims who had taken shelter under it from rain. The traffic post was uprooted from its concrete base due to the ferocity of the impact.The person who was on the wheels of the Jaguar, 22-year-old Arsalan Parvez, has been arrested. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAccording to police sources, the Bangladeshi nationals had come to the city a fortnight back for their eye treatment and were getting their check-up done at a private eye hospital in Salt Lake. The two deceased have been identified as Kazi Mohammad Mainul Alam (36), who was a resident of Jhenaidah and Farhana Islam Tania (28), a resident of Muhammadpur in Dhaka. Mainul worked with a rural bank while Tania was assistant vice-president of a private bank based in Bangladesh. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIt may be recalled that it was only on Thursday night when BJP MP Roopa Ganguly’s son was arrested after he rammed his car into the wall of an upscale South Kolkata club. It is learnt that Jiyad, who was accompanying the duo, was injured in the incident. He informed the police that the Jaguar was heading towards Kala Mandir from Birla Planetarium while the Mercedes was travelling towards Minto Park via Loudon Street. Interestingly, the Shakespeare Sarani police station was just opposite the site of the accident. The duo was immediately shifted to SSKM Hospital where they were declared brought dead. The two were returning to their hotel at Marquis Street where they have been lodging during their stay in the city after having dinner when the accident occurred. “The airbags inside both the high-end cars opened up in time and so the passengers in both the vehicles remained unhurt,” said a senior police officer. The killer Jaguar had only the driver who fled the spot immediately after the accident. The driver and passengers in the Mercedes received minor injuries. A representative from the office of Bangladesh High Commission in Kolkata visited the Shakespeare Sarani police station on Saturday morning and took details of the incident. The Fatal Squad of Kolkata Traffic Police took up the investigation of the case and soon learnt that the killer Jaguar was registered in the name of one of the owners of a noted food chain owner in the city. The vehicle was registered on April 2017 with its address at 191, Park Street. The person who was at the wheels was arrested later in the day and has been identified as the owner’s son. A case under Section 304 Part ii (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) has been recorded at Shakespeare Sarani police station. Both the vehicles have been impounded. Prima facie, it has been learnt that the Jaguar violated the traffic signal and drove recklessly. A team from the state Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) collected samples from the spot later in the day. “The evidence need to be examined properly to ascertain the real cause of the accident,” a senior scientist at the FSL said.last_img read more

Scissor Sisters Party In The Park For Diabetes Research

first_imgThe Scissor Sisters will shine the spotlight on type 1 diabetes research when they make an appearance at the ART ANTIQUES LONDON Party in the Park dinner event.Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is proud to have been chosen as the sole charity beneficiary for the June 12 event, which will also see an acoustic set from Jake Shears and Babydaddy.A private performance by global music stars Florence + the Machine will add to the auction items on offer on the night.Other prize highlights will include backstage passes to a Jonathan Ross show, a once in a lifetime, personalised week at The Masters 2013 for two people, and a sensational weeks stay for two people on the Serengeti National Park with a three night privately guided safari with all proceeds helping to support JDRF and their vital research into type 1 diabetes.There will be a drinks reception from 6pm, followed by a private dinner at 8.15pm. Tickets are still available for this exclusive event. Click here to reserve yours!Jennifer Hughes, Senior Fundraiser for JDRF said: “The evening event on Tuesday 12 June is a fantastic chance to combine a glamorous and fun filled evening with a unique opportunity for viewing the many fine art and antiques on offer. We feel honoured to have been chosen to be involved in this year’s ART ANTIQUES LONDON Party in the Park, which is set to be a glittering success, and thanks to Scissor Sisters and the phenomenal auction prize of Florence + the Machine there will be showbiz sparkle to the event as well. I would like to thank ART ANTIQUES LONDON for choosing JDRF as their beneficiary this year and for helping us to raise more money to support vital research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.”ART ANTIQUES LONDON is a glamorous art and antiques fair which will be held from June 14-20 this year in a purpose built pavilion opposite the Royal Albert Hall. This provides a dazzling backdrop to one of the most exciting and glamorous art and antiques fairs ever held in London. In a marriage of quality and style, ART ANTIQUES LONDON will bring together 70 leading exhibitors offering a range of the finest works of art from traditional through to modern and contemporary.ART ANTIQUES LONDON was launched in June 2010 to wide acclaim, winning praise, in particular, for its central location, light and airy atmosphere and stylish presentation. It has become a vital yearly meeting place for international dealers, collectors, museum curators and academics. Creating lecture programmes as an integral part of their fairs was an innovation made by the Haughtons and is key to the continuing success of ART ANTIQUES LONDON.ART ANTIQUES LONDON is delighted to be working in 2012 to raise funds for JDRF.last_img read more

Former Ohio State coach Joe Daniels dies at the age of 69

Former Ohio State football coach Joe Daniels died early Sunday morning at the age of 69 after years of battling multiple illnesses. Daniels concluded his coaching career at OSU after 39 years in the profession. He joined the OSU staff in 2001 as the quarterback coach and stayed in that role for eight years, until after spring drills in the 2009 season. He later moved into a personnel development position at OSU. “Joe had a positive impact on everyone he met,” OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith said in a press release. “There are hundreds of former and current football players who are blessed because of the relationship they had with Joe. It was an honor to be in his presence and we thank him for what he gave Buckeye Nation while he was a coach and administrator. Our hearts and prayers are with his wife Kathy, son Matt, daughter Kaitlin, daughter-in-law Jenny and the entire Daniels family.” During his coaching career, Daniels helped coach and develop quarterbacks like Dan Marino, Ozzie Newsome and former Buckeye Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith. “The things that stand out to me were Joe’s sense of humor and the way he approached the last five years,” OSU defensive coordinator Jim Heacock said. “He was always upbeat. Everything was always good. He was an amazing man and you won’t find any better quality of person than Joe Daniels.” read more