Book report – Naxos Audio books http://naxos-audiobooks.com/ Mon, 11 Oct 2021 18:44:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-100x100.png Book report – Naxos Audio books http://naxos-audiobooks.com/ 32 32 Amazon bestselling author Sonya Rene aka @SonyaSmokes is making a new book! https://naxos-audiobooks.com/amazon-bestselling-author-sonya-rene-aka-sonyasmokes-is-making-a-new-book/ Mon, 11 Oct 2021 16:30:10 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/amazon-bestselling-author-sonya-rene-aka-sonyasmokes-is-making-a-new-book/ Sonya Rene aka @SonyaSmokes on Instagram, who is an Amazon bestselling author, says she plans to publish another cookbook in 2022! (ProNewsReport Editorial): – Los Angeles, California, October 11, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – Sonya was born and raised in the sunny state of Florida and has 2 children. She loves the beach, long hikes and nature!Sonya […]]]>

Sonya Rene aka @SonyaSmokes on Instagram, who is an Amazon bestselling author, says she plans to publish another cookbook in 2022!

(ProNewsReport Editorial): – Los Angeles, California, October 11, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – Sonya was born and raised in the sunny state of Florida and has 2 children. She loves the beach, long hikes and nature!Sonya Rene is also a bestselling author on Amazon. His book “Sweet 16” reach number 1 on Amazon’s bestseller list but it is often confused with other authors and users with similar names or handles.

She plans to publish another cookbook in 2022 to set herself apart from others like Sonya Renee Taylor who is also an author. Confusion makes it difficult to find her on Instagram, so we made sure to include her official Instagram in the release.

His new book is unofficially announced and should be released in 2022! We are delighted to see the bestselling author release a book so quickly after her. # 1 bestseller on Amazon titled “Sweet 16” which brought 16 fun and easy recipes “to the table” for lack of a better term.

You can follow Sonya Rene aka @SonyaSmokes on her only official Instagram which is http://instagram.com/SonyaSmokes



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Brighton and Hove Albion https://naxos-audiobooks.com/brighton-and-hove-albion/ Sun, 10 Oct 2021 15:03:39 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/brighton-and-hove-albion/ Geummin Lee and Victoria Williams scored their second goals of the season as Albion found their way back to winning ways in the Barclays Women’s Super League with a 2-1 win over Tottenham at the People’s Pension Stadium. The South Korea international had a compound first half before Williams scored from a late corner to […]]]>

Geummin Lee and Victoria Williams scored their second goals of the season as Albion found their way back to winning ways in the Barclays Women’s Super League with a 2-1 win over Tottenham at the People’s Pension Stadium.

The South Korea international had a compound first half before Williams scored from a late corner to double the advantage. Tottenham, who had Rachel Williams sent off, pulled one off thanks to Kit Graham but Albion dug to claim three earned runs and end Tottenham’s start of the season 100%.

Inessa Kaagman and player of the game Danielle Carter both hit the woodwork and Albion created several more chances and kept the door closed at the back until a late lack of concentration.

Before kick-off, the players tied their arms in the center circle in solidarity with their American National Women’s Soccer League teammates, who demand their voices be heard and say they will not be reduced to the silence.


By Kyle Hemsley

Ellie Brazil is surrounded by Tottenham defenders

Tottenham came in with one of only two 100% WSL records and for the first 25 minutes they were confident and aggressive.

Albion struggled to grab the ball and was pushed back, although Meg Walsh was only called once to fend off a well-hit 25 yards by Ashleigh Neville.

Gradually, the home team started to take control and create chances. They should have opened the scoring in the 33rd minute when Spurs goalkeeper Rebecca Spencer pushed Lee’s shot only to Aileen Whelan, but she didn’t have enough power on her shot and Spencer saved.

A minute later, Albion landed another good shot which ended with Isasa Kaagman chipmunk from inside the D beating Spencer but cut the bar.


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Danielle Carter steps forward with retreating Spurs defense

But Albion was now in the lead and took the lead in the 37th minute when Kaagman’s shot was blocked 12 yards from Lee and his powerful low drive entered at the near post.

The home side should have doubled their lead, but Spencer pushed back both Lee and Danielle Carter. At the other end, Kit Graham whipped a 25-yard player right off.

Player of the Match Carter proved to be a real threat to Spurs with her pace and movement and just past the hour she was turned down by the woodwork when her 20-yard shot passed Spencer but came back from the bar . Three minutes later, she tested the goalie again with little effort from the corner of the six-yard penalty area.

Spurs still threatened to save Walsh against Chioma Ubogagu and Angela Addison, but their task was made more difficult with 15 minutes remaining when Williams was given a second yellow card for a foul on Fliss Gibbons and the visitors were gone. only ten players.


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Aileen Whelan runs to Spurs defense

Maisie Symonds came off the bench and almost scored with his first touch and Carter took off after entering the box before Albion doubled his lead with five minutes remaining. Symonds’ corner fell on Williams from six yards and although her first shot was blocked, she scored the rebound for her second goal of the season.

Accomplished job. Well, not quite. In two minutes, Graham had increased the score to 2-1 as Albion momentarily lost his concentration and was punished.

There was five minutes of downtime to negotiate and Kayleigh Green joined compatriot Megan Connolly in the book for a foul, but Albion saw the final minutes to make it three of five wins before a four-week hiatus before their next WSL game in Everton on November 7.

Albion: Walsh, Koivisto, Williams, Le Tissier, Gibbons, Brazil, Simpkins (Connolly 55), Whelan, Lee (Symonds 73), Kaagman Green 81), Carter. Subtitles: Stenson, Kerkdijk, Connolly, Bance, Green, Babajide, Robinson, Symonds, Angel.

Arbitrator: Kirsty Dowle


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All I feel is sympathy for my trollers: Chetan Bhagat https://naxos-audiobooks.com/all-i-feel-is-sympathy-for-my-trollers-chetan-bhagat/ Sat, 09 Oct 2021 15:00:00 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/all-i-feel-is-sympathy-for-my-trollers-chetan-bhagat/ When you tell him about the trolling he is subjected to on social media, he smiles that it has stopped bothering him now. “Anyone who’s relevant gets trolled. Come on, people don’t even spare the prime minister. What can you do? You have to be someone to get trolled. But honestly, if you ask me, […]]]>

When you tell him about the trolling he is subjected to on social media, he smiles that it has stopped bothering him now.

“Anyone who’s relevant gets trolled. Come on, people don’t even spare the prime minister. What can you do? You have to be someone to get trolled. But honestly, if you ask me, I feel pretty good. sad for those who spend all their time and energy on trolling. The worst part is they’re so predictable it’s not even funny anymore. I really sympathize with them, everything what they do is give celebrities a big engagement, ”he told IANS.

Best-selling author Chetan Bhagat, whose latest book ‘400 Days’ (Westland Publications) recently hit the stands, is certain it is the best work ever. For someone who’s written around nine novels and three non-fiction titles, many of which have been turned into Hindi films, the blocks have allowed focus like never before.

“In the pre-Covid era, besides writing, there was a plethora of activities that I undertook on a regular basis – events, motivational talks and a lot of travel. There were times I was on the road, then in the middle, I come back to finish a chapter of a new book. In short, a lot of distractions. However, the confinement forced me to stay at home. There was nothing I could do but to write, ”Bhagat said.


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What you don’t know about Manchester https://naxos-audiobooks.com/what-you-dont-know-about-manchester/ Fri, 08 Oct 2021 18:11:30 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/what-you-dont-know-about-manchester/ In recent weeks, some international destinations have started to shed their COVID restrictions and reopen to American travelers. With these developments, you can bet that your customers are dreaming, once again, of venturing into their favorite European vacation destinations. Now is the time to suggest some travel adventures they might not have considered, something a […]]]>

In recent weeks, some international destinations have started to shed their COVID restrictions and reopen to American travelers. With these developments, you can bet that your customers are dreaming, once again, of venturing into their favorite European vacation destinations.

Now is the time to suggest some travel adventures they might not have considered, something a little off the beaten track but still easy to get to, say Manchester, England, for example. Here are a few things you might not know about the destination, so many good reasons to book your clients in Manchester …

Formerly industrial, now spiritually cultural
Just 50 years ago, Manchester was still considered the gloomy Victorian metropolis where the Industrial Revolution was born (at the dawn of the 19e century) and many foundations of modern city life have been formulated. Frankly speaking, it was historically significant, but rather lackluster by today’s standards. But now this hip, bohemian cosmopolitan city has reincarnated in a cultural tour de force – a bustling hub for artists, musicians, inventors and creatives.

With its rich and progressive history, this destination has many stories of struggle, innovation and triumph to tell, and visitors can hear and feel these stories in its streets as well as in its storefronts and cultural attractions.

Let’s start with the fact that Manchester is a compact city with diverse neighborhoods put together like an intriguing puzzle that are best explored on foot. (Visitors can get from one end of the city to the other in about 25 minutes.) Some of the best options for exploring the heart of Manchester include: a street art walking tour of the North Quarter; a food heritage tour in Ancoats, a craft beer tour, tailor-made taxi tours, private walking tours and, of course, hop-on hop-off double-decker bus tours; or admire the entire scene of the surrounding waters on a meandering river cruise.

Artistic urban scene
Close to Liverpool (home of the Beatles), Manchester has important ties to the British music scene – and popular indie music abounds there. Here’s a tip from Susan Becks, owner of Footsteps World Travel in Medina, Ohio, who has clients who visit Manchester purely for the artistic music scene: “Many bands made their debut here, including the English rock band Oasis. The Oasis frontman actually has a clothing store in Manchester called Pretty Green which is popular with the music crowd. There is also a famous second-hand music store, called Sifters Records in the suburb of Burnage, which has a wide selection of hard-to-get records.

Another big draw is the Manchester International Festival. Held every two years, about three million people attend; and it focuses on presenting new and original works from the performing arts, visual arts and pop culture. The festival will take place again over three weeks in July 2023.

Museums, galleries and gardens galore
Culture lovers will feel right at home in Manchester. Top attractions include: The Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester Art Gallery, John Rylands Library (with its Victorian-Gothic castle-like architecture) and The Whitworth. Smaller but no less distinctive places worth a visit are the restored 1850s home of Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell and the Chetham Library (with its ghost stories and priceless book collection). Of note and different for Americans, most museums and galleries are free.

Manchester is also surrounded by pristine national parks, five of which are located within two hours of the city. The latest offering, which opened in May this year, the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Garden Bridgewater is set on a spectacular 154-acre historic landscape. What could be more quintessentially British than enjoying a witty conversation while strolling through the gardens with your afternoon companion?

Football
Particularly interesting for sports fans, Manchester is considered the homeland of football (“football” for Europeans). It also has two famous football clubs (Manchester City and Manchester United), with both clubs offering behind-the-scenes stadium tours, most notably to Manchester United, where visitors enter the pitch by running through the tunnel to the roaring crowd. .

Keep in mind that due to football season, summer is actually this destination’s low season for hotels, making it a great time to visit.

Heritage tourism
Manchester has a vast heritage, from its beginnings as a Roman fort to the reimagined cosmopolitan city of today. And that kind of expansive story makes it a natural part of heritage tourism.

Becks travel agency specializes in heritage travel and says: “We have many clients with ancestors from the UK. We research our clients’ genealogies and plan trips so that they can walk in the footsteps of their ancestors. We put them in touch with local tour guides, so they can learn more about their family’s heritage. These are the types of meaningful travel experiences that more and more people are looking for these days.

Non-stop flights from the United States
Of course, as a travel consultant you have transported clients to London. But there is another convenient gateway to Great Britain, and that is Manchester Airport in the north of England. A good elevator is in place directly from major US cities, which is particularly appealing as travelers face the persistent and sometimes taxing travel regulations and protocols associated with the pandemic.

Perfect second visit to England
While many newbies to Britain gravitate to southern destinations like London, Oxford and Cambridge, Manchester is a great choice for a second or third visit.

In addition to everything we have already mentioned, with Manchester being a central destination, there is a wonderful range of day trips available, including the tour: the beautiful walled town of Conwy and the majestic castles of the north of the country. from Wales; the Roman city of Chester; the medieval city of York; the maritime city of Liverpool; and the stunning countryside and scenery of the Peak District and Lake District.

You may now understand why Manchester is often referred to as “England’s second city”. With its vibrant arts scene, superb dining options, world-class hotels, cultural and sporting attractions, historical heritage, compact downtown, easy day trips, and convenient elevator, this destination is suitable for everyone. types of travelers. And that includes singles, couples, families, multigenerational families, and LGBT lifestyles.

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CIA admits losing informants https://naxos-audiobooks.com/cia-admits-losing-informants/ Thu, 07 Oct 2021 13:56:00 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/cia-admits-losing-informants/ The warning, according to those who read it, was aimed primarily at the frontline agents of the agencies, those most directly involved in recruiting and verifying sources. The cable reminded CIA officers to focus not only on recruiting sources, but also on security issues, including verifying informants and leaking accusatory intelligence services. According to people […]]]>

The warning, according to those who read it, was aimed primarily at the frontline agents of the agencies, those most directly involved in recruiting and verifying sources. The cable reminded CIA officers to focus not only on recruiting sources, but also on security issues, including verifying informants and leaking accusatory intelligence services.

According to people familiar with the document, one of the reasons for the telegram was to make the CIA operatives think about what steps they can take on their own to better deal with informants.

Former officials have said there is a need to focus more on security and counterintelligence, both among senior leaders and frontline staff, especially when it comes to recruiting informants, than CIA agents call agents.

“At the end of the day, no one is held responsible when things go wrong with an agent,” said Douglas London, a former agency agent. “Sometimes there are things that are beyond our control, but there are also opportunities for neglect and neglect and those in leadership positions are never held accountable.”

Mr. London said he was unaware of the cable. But his new book, “The Recruiter: Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence,” argues that the CIA’s shift to covert actions and paramilitary operations has undermined traditional espionage that relies on the secure recruitment and processing of people. ‘agents.

Messages around the world to CIA stations and bases that note troubling trends or issues, or even warnings about counterintelligence issues, are not unheard of, according to former officials. Yet the note describing a specific number of informants arrested or killed by warring powers is an unusual level of detail, which signals the importance of the current issues. Former officials have said counterintelligence officials generally like to keep these details a secret, even to the entire CIA workforce.

Asked about the note, a CIA spokeswoman declined to comment.

Sheetal T. Patel, who last year became the CIA’s deputy director of counterintelligence and heads this mission center, has not shied away from sending broad warnings to the community of current and former CIA officers. .


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Cos loan portfolio for affordable housing finance increases 10% in June: report https://naxos-audiobooks.com/cos-loan-portfolio-for-affordable-housing-finance-increases-10-in-june-report/ Wed, 06 Oct 2021 12:46:00 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/cos-loan-portfolio-for-affordable-housing-finance-increases-10-in-june-report/ The total affordable housing finance companies (AHFCs) loan portfolio rose 10% to Rs 60,468 crore as of June 30, well below the five-year average of 24%, Icra Ratings said in a report. The AHFC’s industry reported gross NPA / Stage 3 (excluding data for one player) stood at 2.1% as of June 30, 2021, the […]]]>

The total affordable housing finance companies (AHFCs) loan portfolio rose 10% to Rs 60,468 crore as of June 30, well below the five-year average of 24%, Icra Ratings said in a report.

The AHFC’s industry reported gross NPA / Stage 3 (excluding data for one player) stood at 2.1% as of June 30, 2021, the agency said.

Loan portfolio growth moderated to 10% year-over-year in FY2021 and Q1 FY2022 due to lockdowns following wave 2 of COVID; while the portfolio remained stable as of June 30, 2021 compared to March 31, 2021, the agency’s vice president and area head (financial sector ratings) Manushree Saggar said in the report.

COVID 2.0 has put additional pressure on the asset quality metrics of these players, according to the report.

With tighter lockdowns in various states in the first quarter of fiscal 2022, collections of these AHFCs have been affected and unlike the moratorium and restrictions on bucket movement, which were available in the first quarter of fiscal 2021, there were no such waivers this time around, he said.

As a result, defaults, especially in the softer segments, have increased significantly, the report added.

The 30+ days overdue (dpd) for some selected AHFCs fell to 7.2% as of June 30, 2021, compared to around 3.2% as of March 31, 2021, although the 90+ dpd title remained under control, a- he declared.

With steadily improving collection efficiency since June 2021, forward bucket movement is likely to be contained for most players, although resolution / cancellations may take longer as it would be difficult for borrowers from these AHFCs to clear multiple installments at the same time, Saggar mentioned.

We expect GNPA / Stage 3 to be 3.6-3.9% by the end of March 2022, up from 3.3% as of March 31, 2021, she said.

According to the report, the liquidity profile of these entities should remain comfortable, supported by the significant liquidity on the balance sheet maintained by these players.

Given the likelihood of high credit costs compared to pre-COVID levels, Return on Assets (RoA) is expected to remain at 2.2-2.4% in FY 2022 over a range of 1, 8 to 2.4% in FY 2017-21, despite the improved scale of operations, added Saggar.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Letter writing still in vogue at the Mineral County Library https://naxos-audiobooks.com/letter-writing-still-in-vogue-at-the-mineral-county-library/ Wed, 06 Oct 2021 07:12:47 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/letter-writing-still-in-vogue-at-the-mineral-county-library/ “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” – Mark Twain. Before Twitter, texting, and social media platforms took over society, it was once thought that the telegraph, telephone, and typewriter all played a role in the unfortunate demise of good letter writing to the world. ‘Ancient. […]]]>


“I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” – Mark Twain.

Before Twitter, texting, and social media platforms took over society, it was once thought that the telegraph, telephone, and typewriter all played a role in the unfortunate demise of good letter writing to the world. ‘Ancient.

In recent years, letter writing has been replaced by other, faster modes of communication. Technology has developed so quickly that we now expect to be able to talk to people and get a response almost instantly.

The days of sitting at a desk, putting pen on paper and delicately choosing the right words to convey our affections to those we love far away are almost over.

You could say that letter writing has become another lost art form. With modern technology at your fingertips, any love letter, thank you note, or birthday card can be replaced with a miserable text message. “Happy birthday!” insert an emoticon. But what is missing is the intention.

Technology can’t help you express the emotion behind the communication, from choosing stationery to hours spent in the card aisle at Walmart. The color of the pen you use, the printed or cursive writing, even opting for an elegant envelope, every step of the process makes it personal and heartfelt.

All of those special details were things that stood out for Mineral County Branch librarian Florence Evans after a trip to see family. While on vacation, she discovered a letter writing group that she wanted to replicate at her home in Superior at the public library.

She explained, “Brent and I recently visited our daughter Brandi and her family in North Pole, Alaska, and she told me about a group that comes together there with that name and concept, So I basically cloned their group. It just seemed like something wonderful, it’s so needed right now.

This idea of ​​creating a special time and space to forge communications like this really struck Evans, she shared, “Things move so fast now, emails, texts, Twitter, so much. other ways to have instant communication. A note or letter really adds to the beauty of a day, like someone taking the time to slow down and put real words on paper. A real treasure for the most part.

The new group sponsored by the Mineral County Library is called CESSS The Day. It stands for Cards, Envelopes, Stationery, Stickers and Stamps.

Held Tuesdays at the Superior from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., patrons are encouraged to sit down, browse through their supplies, and write a card or note to family and friends.

Evans noted, “We had several people who donated cards to our group and stamps for mailing. Hope more people will come and enjoy our space in the library and relax while writing a letter or a note to their friends or relatives.

The library has plenty of paper, cards, and other materials to share, but attendees can also bring their own card stock or decorative items.

“Last week Diane Metzger and I wrote letters and added bookmarks to our out-of-town grandchildren. This week, I plan to send cards as a surprise to my two granddaughters in town. I’m sure they’ll be happy to receive their own mail, ”Evans exclaimed.

To accompany the new CESSS day group, on Tuesdays, on the same day and at the same time each week, residents are invited to come and enjoy lunch at the library.

Evans said: “I hope there are some who bring lunch to enjoy and write letters as well. What a fun afternoon this could be.

In addition to the CESSS during the day, and the Lunch at the Library on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the historical CAKLS group meets from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This assembly is also known as the crochet and knit lover, “CAKLS”. others. The only limit is what you are willing to bring in.

Another new library offering this fall is “Confabs”. They meet on Monday at 10 a.m. Each month, a new topic is selected and presented by various guest speakers. Evans said: “The topic for this month is home schooling. Debbie Kelsey spearheads this fun and popular group.

Midweek Wednesday Parents of Mineral County as teachers get together for their fun Goose in Loose Story Time. On Thursdays, the library book group, Les Abeilles is still running. They meet at 2 p.m. in the lobby. Evans added, “We have a monthly genre, and we all read our own book in the genre and share our opinions on our book, like a book report. This month’s genre is the first book in a series.

As daytime CESSS and library lunch are gaining more traction each week, Evans explained, “We had 14 in Bees last week and 5 in CAKLS, so established groups are well attended.”

In no time, the others will be too. And for general library needs, or to stop by and meet the friendly and helpful staff, their hours are Monday through Thursday 9am to 4pm. On Saturdays, they are open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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North Carolina chemist wins award for book argues science and God goes hand in hand https://naxos-audiobooks.com/north-carolina-chemist-wins-award-for-book-argues-science-and-god-goes-hand-in-hand/ Tue, 05 Oct 2021 22:27:24 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/north-carolina-chemist-wins-award-for-book-argues-science-and-god-goes-hand-in-hand/ (WGHP) – Spend time with Jim Martin and you’ll learn not to interrupt him when he’s on a roll. “Here is the RNA along with the code he got from a gene,” Martin explains, browsing through a series of illustrations of molecules and chemical bonds. It’s something he knows a little about. Martin obtained his […]]]>

(WGHP) – Spend time with Jim Martin and you’ll learn not to interrupt him when he’s on a roll.

“Here is the RNA along with the code he got from a gene,” Martin explains, browsing through a series of illustrations of molecules and chemical bonds.

It’s something he knows a little about. Martin obtained his doctorate. in chemistry from Princeton University before becoming a professor at Davidson College. He ultimately ran for local government as a Republican at a time when Republicans were rarer than a woman without a fancy hat on Easter Sunday. “A community should have choices,” he once said of why he became a Republican.

Martin is the son of a Presbyterian pastor, so faith has always been a big part of his life and he sees no conflict between that faith and science. His book, Revelation Through Science, recently won an International Impact Award and shows how science is not the antithesis of faith – it helps validate faith.

“There are, let’s see, 3.1 billion rings in DNA,” Martin says, pointing to another slide with the famous double helix on it. “What do you think are the chances of doing it if it’s by chance?” It will not happen by chance. None of these reactions happen when you just mix a bunch of amino acids together, you don’t get protein.

Science is how God speaks to us, he argues.

“People say, ‘Well, here’s something that science can’t explain. And, therefore, it is God. The problem with that is, somebody’s going to go and develop the science to explain and, where is God? You have to find another gap. This is called the concept of the god of gaps, ”explains Martin.

And there is a long tradition about it – even famous cases that Martin says are misinterpreted.

“Galileo, who I suppose is the icon of dissent, was not in dissent against the church and what the church said, he was in dissent against what Aristotle had said about the fixed earth and the sun circling the earth, ”he said.

It’s funny, Martin insists, as he talks about some of the scientific phenomena that sparked the interest of his students.

“Hydrogen bonds give ice a special structure,” he says enthusiastically. “Ice, only, floats. Everything else when it freezes sinks – when it solidifies because the solid is denser than the liquid. With water, the solid expands due to hydrogen bonds.

He hopes his book will help start the kind of discussions about faith and science that we can all begin to have.

“Everyone is in their own silo and can’t talk to anyone who has a different point of view,” he says. “There are groups of silos and they communicate but not with each other and I think that’s one of the big issues with polarizing politics.”

See Martin explain why God and science go hand in hand, in this edition of the Buckley Report.


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French report sheds new light on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church https://naxos-audiobooks.com/french-report-sheds-new-light-on-sexual-abuse-in-the-catholic-church/ Tue, 05 Oct 2021 08:33:04 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/french-report-sheds-new-light-on-sexual-abuse-in-the-catholic-church/ PARIS – An independent commission investigating sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in France since the 1950s said on Tuesday the abuse was much more widespread and systemic than previously thought, detailing how the victims had been repeatedly silenced and how church authorities had failed to report or discipline abusive clergy. The long-awaited 2,500-page […]]]>

PARIS – An independent commission investigating sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in France since the 1950s said on Tuesday the abuse was much more widespread and systemic than previously thought, detailing how the victims had been repeatedly silenced and how church authorities had failed to report or discipline abusive clergy.

The long-awaited 2,500-page commission report, meticulously compiled over the past three years by independent experts at the request of the Catholic Church of France, was the most comprehensive account to date of the extent of the sexual abuse by the clergy in the country, especially against children and vulnerable people.

Since 1950, approximately 216,000 minors have been abused by members of the clergy in France and there have been at least 2,900 to 3,200 perpetrators of sexual abuse among members of the clergy, according to a commission estimate based on an analysis demographic and archival.

Jean-Marc Sauvé, chairman of the commission, said these figures, although estimates, were “overwhelming” and reflected a “systemic” failure of the church.

“The church has neither seen nor heard, has not picked up weak signals, has not taken the necessary rigorous measures,” Sauvé said at a press conference in Paris on Tuesday. . For years, he said, the church has shown “deep, utter and even cruel indifference to the victims.”

In 2018, in the face of growing criticism of the church’s handling of sexual abuse scandals, the highest Roman Catholic authorities in France – the Episcopal Conference of France and the National Conference of Congregations – asked Mr. Sauvé, a A highly respected senior official, head a newly created commission of inquiry called the Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church.

Victims of abuse by clergy, as well as subject matter experts, welcomed the report, but said it was too early to say whether the church would act on the commission’s recommendations.

The report follows similar efforts in recent years to disclose or document allegations of sexual abuse against Roman Catholic clergy in Australia, Germany, Ireland, Poland, the United States and other countries. as the church continues to fight the devastation caused by the sexual abuse scandals over the past quarter century.

“You are a shame for our humanity”, declared Tuesday François Devaux, co-founder of an association of victims, during the press conference, addressing directly the many Catholic officials in the auditorium.

Mr. Devaux founded La Parole Libérée, an association of victims of Bernard Preynat, a former priest who was accused of sexually assaulting dozens of scouts from the 1970s to the 1990s and who was convicted in a high-profile case l ‘last year.

“You have to pay for all of these crimes,” Mr. Devaux said, emphasizing every word.

Mr. Sauvé selected 21 experts, including sociologists, historians, jurists, psychologists and theologians, who searched the archives of the Church, the state and the news, held more than 250 hearings witnesses and experts and worked with demographic, polling and research institutes.

Above all, they worked closely with victims of sexual abuse. Nearly 6,500 people, victims or their relatives, gave oral or written testimony to the commission.

Many victims praised the commission for its thoroughness and hailed the report as a much-needed corrective after years of denial or downplay by the church.

“Victims feared this would calm things down,” Devaux said of the report. Instead, he said in an interview, “they didn’t skip a single question.”

“Not only did they give a quantitative and qualitative account of the extent of sexual violence, but they also tried to understand where it came from – the institutional mechanisms,” he added.

There is a growing number of sexual abuse in the church in France after a series of high-profile scandals, in particular the Preynat affair, which involved a cardinal of Lyon accused of not reporting the abuse.

The case has become a symbol of the church’s failures and its covert approach to dealing with cases of abuse, but it also signaled a shift in victims’ willingness to speak out and challenge the authorities of the church.

“Before that, things were handled with shame,” said Isabelle de Gaulmyn, editor-in-chief of La Croix, France’s leading Catholic newspaper, which wrote a book on the Preynat affair. “And they said: ‘No, we have been mistreated, we are going to hold people to account and we are going to do it openly,” “she added, referring to Mr Preynat’s accusers.


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De Bruyne strikes after Salah stuns as Liverpool and Manchester City draw | premier league https://naxos-audiobooks.com/de-bruyne-strikes-after-salah-stuns-as-liverpool-and-manchester-city-draw-premier-league/ Sun, 03 Oct 2021 22:17:00 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/de-bruyne-strikes-after-salah-stuns-as-liverpool-and-manchester-city-draw-premier-league/ It was a worthy goal to win any game. Only not this one. When Mohamed Salah took possession of Liverpool in the inner right channel in the 76th minute, there didn’t seem to be too much going on. But Salah is in rare form and, having secured the position over Rodri, the way he rolled […]]]>

It was a worthy goal to win any game. Only not this one. When Mohamed Salah took possession of Liverpool in the inner right channel in the 76th minute, there didn’t seem to be too much going on.

But Salah is in rare form and, having secured the position over Rodri, the way he rolled his crampons over the top of the ball to trick Bernardo Silva was ballet. Salah was not finished. In the box, he went one way and then the other to wind Aymeric Laporte in the tightest spaces before scoring a finish in the lower corner.

As Liverpool support has completely lost its grip on the intrigue, a penny for Manchester City’s thoughts. They had just canceled Sadio Mané’s opening goal in the 59th minute with one from the excellent Phil Foden and, having exercised almost total control over the first half, they might have thought it wouldn’t be their day. .

But City was not finished. They refused to wallow and what shone when they found a second equalizer was their championing courage as much as their abilities. The goal was created by Foden and, when he pulled out from the left and Kyle Walker missed his kick, Kevin De Bruyne’s shot from the edge of the box deflected Joel Matip to beat Alisson in the Liverpool goal.

It was a match of the highest quality, a thriller between surely the top two teams in England and it almost dealt a late blow to both ends.

First, Rodri spread in a saving block to deny Fabinho after Ederson missed a cross from Salah – the goal was gaping – then Raheem Sterling, replacing the usual taunts, led a City-only break without conviction. He passed to Gabriel Jesus when he could have gone on and shot. Jesus’ effort was blocked.

It had been impossible to see this match as anything other than a title regardless of the date and not just because it had served as such for the previous two seasons. When Liverpool beat City 3-1 here in November 2019, it sparked the belief that they could end their long wait for the league and, when City won it 4-1 last February, they knew that they were also on the right track.

Firm and quick conclusions were more difficult to draw on this occasion, although the draw favored City. What was certain was that there was a lot to unravel, taking into account Pep Guardiola’s false Nine experience with Jack Grealish, which didn’t work out; the brilliance of Foden and Silva and where City could be with a more assured finish.

From Liverpool’s perspective, Alisson helped keep them in the game before Salah brought in his razor sharp edge. He provided Mané’s assist – his third of the Premier League season – while the goal was his sixth, making him the competition’s top scorer.

Mohamed Salah watches his shot beat Ederson to put Liverpool 2-1 ahead after a brilliant solo run from the Egyptian. Photograph: Andrew Powell / Liverpool FC / Getty Images

Foden tormented James Milner for much of the occasion and City may be upset that Liverpool right-back, who went on to replace injured Trent Alexander-Arnold, remained on the pitch until he was replaced at the 78th minute.

When Foden outstripped him just after half an hour in a rush to the surface, Milner caught him and the winger passed over. The contact was probably just outside the box so no penalty but there was some puzzlement when the referee, Paul Tierney, didn’t blow his whistle even for a free kick. As the last defender, Milner would have been on rocky ground.

Milner was warned for bringing Foden back before half-time and Guardiola was glowing when the veteran knocked down Silva in the 74th minute. Guardiola waved an imaginary card without any emotion. Tierney didn’t wield a real one, although he reserved the furious Guardiola soon after.

Guardiola didn’t care that Grealish had hardly ever played as a false nine and certainly not for City before.

He just rolled the dice – it was pure Pep – and, although Britain’s most expensive player in history struggled to adjust in the first half, City didn’t. All around Grealish, the players in sky blue won their duels, they were faster in body and mind and they created the chances of having taken a good lead in the break.

City’s great luck in the first half followed incredible skill from Silva, who executed a 360-degree spin that on several occasions saw him pass each of Liverpool’s three midfielders. Silva then returned inside Fabinho and center-half Virgil van Dijk before playing for Foden. Alisson made a life-saving head-to-head save.

City had plenty of other openings before the break, the choice being De Bruyne’s header on a cross from Foden which he sent unnecessarily and Foden thwarted by Alisson after recovering a long ball from Ederson.

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The change at Liverpool on the second half restart was remarkable. It was as if a switch had been flipped, energy pouring out of them and, in turn, the crowd, who felt a change of momentum. Jürgen Klopp’s players took higher starting positions and they were just more powerful.

Diogo Jota extended Ederson and Liverpool scored when Salah beat João Cancelo before ushering in Mané, whose acceleration was too strong for Rúben Dias. Guardiola traded Grealish for Sterling and Jesus created the equalizer, skating right to left before playing Foden, whose low finish bristled with power and precision. The late swing drama took its breath away.


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