Book report – Naxos Audiobooks http://naxos-audiobooks.com/ Wed, 11 May 2022 06:53:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-100x100.png Book report – Naxos Audiobooks http://naxos-audiobooks.com/ 32 32 Lightning-Maple Leafs Game 5 Bulletin: Losing Their Grip https://naxos-audiobooks.com/lightning-maple-leafs-game-5-bulletin-losing-their-grip/ Wed, 11 May 2022 04:37:24 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/lightning-maple-leafs-game-5-bulletin-losing-their-grip/ Myth: There is no momentum in the playoffs. Reality: There’s no game-to-game momentum in the playoffs. But a strong change or a dominant stretch can lead a team to victory in a game that might have seemed lost. Ask the Maple Leafs. After trailing by two goals early in Game 5 of their season opener […]]]>

Myth: There is no momentum in the playoffs.

Reality: There’s no game-to-game momentum in the playoffs.

But a strong change or a dominant stretch can lead a team to victory in a game that might have seemed lost.

Ask the Maple Leafs.

After trailing by two goals early in Game 5 of their season opener against the Lightning on Tuesday at Scotiabank Arena, the Leafs looked on course for a second straight loss and a 3-2 deficit in the best of the seven series.

In a start reminiscent of their 7-3 loss in Game 4, they allowed goals from Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman in the first seven minutes of a first half in which they were outshot 14-4 and went 0-for-3 on the power. cheek.

By then, even the staunchest Toronto fan must have felt like the Leafs had passed up another opportunity to win a playoff series for the first time since 2004.

But there was no panic at the Maple Leafs. Just a lot of desperation, as they rallied to push the Lightning to the brink of elimination.

Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly (44) celebrates his goal with teammate John Tavares (91) during the third period of Game 5. [ FRANK GUNN | The Canadian Press via AP ]

Tampa Bay helped Toronto off the mat by failing to capitalize on a 30-second 5-on-3 in the first period and committing six penalties in the game, including two in the pivotal second period.

Toronto edged Tampa Bay 14-9 in the period and got its first goal on a John Tavares point on a William Nylander shot from the right circle on the power play, reducing its deficit to one goal.

The Leafs continued to pressure the Lightning net in the third, and Morgan Rielly and Nylander went 4-for-4 in the opening four minutes to give the Leafs a 3-2 lead, their first of the game.

Tampa Bay defender Ryan McDonagh briefly tied the score at 3 before Toronto regained momentum, restoring their lead on a shot from Auston Matthews into a wide-open net on a 2-on-1 with Mitch Marner following a turnover from McDonagh in the neutral zone. .

The good news for the Lightning is that no team has been able to win consecutive games in the series, even winning by three, four or even five goals. So this series is by no means over.

But Tampa Bay will need to win the remaining two games to rekindle hopes of a third straight Stanley Cup championship and avoid its first playoff loss since a first-round sweep by Columbus in 2019.

Grade: D

Here’s how we rated the rest of the Lightning’s performance in their 4-3 loss:

Too many penalties

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Tuesday was no different, as Tampa Bay killed 5 of 6 man-down situations.

But the Lightning take too many penalties. They break line flow, steal momentum, and put unnecessary stress on penalty units.

Insane penalties, such as delayed play and too many men on the ice, are particularly infuriating, and the second too-man penalty in the game proved costly. It resulted in the Tavares goal, which cut the Maple Leafs deficit to one and gave Toronto the confidence it needed to get back into the game.

The Leafs have never looked back.

Grade: F

Signs of trouble

Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy was the difference maker in a second period in which the Maple Leafs looked poised to take control of the game, making 13 saves to hold a 2-1 lead.

He was blurry in net as Tampa Bay spent far too long in their own end, stopping Colin Blackwell and Jason Spezza from the slot, and Mark Giordano and Marner from the point.

He also got help from McDonagh, who blocked a Matthews shot from the right circle with Stamkos in the penalty area for tripping.

But what seemed at the time to be life-saving plays instead turned out to be signs of trouble, as Toronto continued to apply pressure in the third, resulting in three goals to take the game lead and from the Serie.

Vasilevskiy faced just 25 shots in all, stopping 21, but he seemed to be under constant siege over the past two periods.

Grade: VS

Constant threat

Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) battles for the puck against Lightning left wingers Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (41) and Nick Paul (20) during the first period.
Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) battles for the puck against Lightning left wingers Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (41) and Nick Paul (20) during the first period. [ NATHAN DENETTE | The Canadian Press via AP ]

If there was a silver lining for the Lightning, it was the play of third line forward Nick Paul.

Paul, acquired from the Senators at the trade deadline, fought hard all over the ice: forechecking, eliminating penalties, face-offs and generating high-quality scoring chances.

Paul didn’t score, but he was one of Tampa Bay’s most dangerous players.

He picked up his second point of the series, assisting on McDonagh’s goal by collecting a puck in the corner and spinning it to Ross Colton, who fed McDonagh into the left circle. Paul finished with five hits, four shots on goal and a blocked shot in 17:15.

Yes, he was trying in vain to thwart Matthews on the winning goal, but this defeat does not fall on him. Never.

Grade: B

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Monty Williams named NBA Coach of the Year after leading Phoenix Suns to league-best record https://naxos-audiobooks.com/monty-williams-named-nba-coach-of-the-year-after-leading-phoenix-suns-to-league-best-record/ Mon, 09 May 2022 22:16:35 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/monty-williams-named-nba-coach-of-the-year-after-leading-phoenix-suns-to-league-best-record/ 6:09 p.m. ET Tim BontempsESPN Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams has been named NBA Coach of the Year, The Associated Press reported Monday, citing a source familiar with the decision. The league is expected to make an official announcement later Monday, although Suns stars Devin Booker and Chris Paul appeared to break the news on […]]]>

Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams has been named NBA Coach of the Year, The Associated Press reported Monday, citing a source familiar with the decision.

The league is expected to make an official announcement later Monday, although Suns stars Devin Booker and Chris Paul appeared to break the news on social media earlier.

The award comes a year after Williams finished second in voting, just 11 points behind winner Tom Thibodeau of the New York Knicks.

Under Williams, the Suns finished with an NBA-best 64-18 regular season record and won the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Prior to the final two seasons under Williams, it had been 10 years since the Suns finished with at least 50 regular-season wins, and last year’s trip to the NBA Finals was their first since Charles Barkley conducted there in 1993.

Last month, Williams received the National Basketball Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year award for the second straight season.

Williams, 50, is in his third season in Phoenix and his eighth overall as an NBA coach, including five with the New Orleans Pelicans (2010-15). It’s a 322-299 career.

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The opposite of a person by Lieke Marsman’s critique – climate and Copernicus meet in the Italian Alps | Fiction https://naxos-audiobooks.com/the-opposite-of-a-person-by-lieke-marsmans-critique-climate-and-copernicus-meet-in-the-italian-alps-fiction/ Sun, 08 May 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/the-opposite-of-a-person-by-lieke-marsmans-critique-climate-and-copernicus-meet-in-the-italian-alps-fiction/ JThe Dutch writer Lieke Marsman has established herself in this country as a poet of exceptional competence with her collection The next scan will take five minutes (2019), inspired by his diagnosis of a rare form of bone cancer at the age of 27. Her first novel, The opposite of a person predates this collection, […]]]>

JThe Dutch writer Lieke Marsman has established herself in this country as a poet of exceptional competence with her collection The next scan will take five minutes (2019), inspired by his diagnosis of a rare form of bone cancer at the age of 27.

Her first novel, The opposite of a person predates this collection, but now appears in English, translated, like her poetry, with empathy and clarity by Sophie Collins. It’s sort of like the most modern book you’ll ever read: not only is the apparent subject matter timely (climate change), but it also fits in with a number of current literary trends.

For example, we are accustomed in non-fiction to the genre-defying book – it is practically de rigueur now for non-fiction to mix essay, memoir and report – but Marsman brings this style to his novel, which combines fiction, essays and poetry. It is also part of what might be called “space literature”, a narrative made up of short paragraphs surrounded by white spaces, as practiced by authors such as Jenny Offill and Sarah Manguso, who use it to build gradual effects.

Marsman’s narrator is Ida, a climatologist in a relationship with another woman, Robin. Ida has been invited to do an internship in the Italian Alps, where she will learn more about the human impact on the climate and about plans to demolish a hydroelectric dam: a symbol of this human impact.

Ida struggles to feel like she fits in—Collins in her translator’s note speculates that Ida is “neurologically atypical”—and, based on her mother’s assertion that people are bad, in her childhood, she wanted to be “the opposite of a person”. “I tried to achieve this by first learning to walk on my hands” and then “talking as little as possible”.

This terse approach persists in its narrative, where we don’t learn much about Ida’s relationship with Robin until the end, when a dramatic development occurs that doesn’t seem deserved. Prose is much more persuasive when in essay or report form; Marsman writes powerfully on natural and man-made disasters.

The essays spliced ​​through fiction are complex and enriching and, like the narrative, address the question of belonging, reflecting, for example, on the limits of identity politics. “I regularly visit websites designed for lesbians and obediently watch every new movie or series featuring a lesbian protagonist,” says Ida, noting that “shared sexuality does not guarantee good conversation.” And it all brings us back to the inescapable subject of climate change, which Ida links, in a fascinating essay on Copernicus, to humanity’s historic insistence that we must be at the center of the world. “Men are miserable by necessity,” she writes, quoting Giacomo Leopardi, “and determined to consider themselves miserable by accident.”

Ida, reflecting on her struggles with people, observes that books are “friends” who are “funny, smart, and available around the clock”. Well, it’s not a laugh riot – what report on climate change is it? – but otherwise it’s a description you could apply to his own story.

The opposite of a person by Lieke Marsman (translated by Sophie Collins) is published by Daunt (£9.99). To support the Guardian and Observer order your copy at guardianbookshop.com. Delivery charges may apply

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LION ELECTRIC PUBLISHES FIRST ANNUAL ESG REPORT https://naxos-audiobooks.com/lion-electric-publishes-first-annual-esg-report/ Fri, 06 May 2022 16:30:00 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/lion-electric-publishes-first-annual-esg-report/ MONTREAL, May 6, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV) (“Lion” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, announced today Today at its annual general meeting of shareholders, it published its first annual report on the environment, social and governance (“ESG”), a document which […]]]>

MONTREAL, May 6, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV) (“Lion” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, announced today Today at its annual general meeting of shareholders, it published its first annual report on the environment, social and governance (“ESG”), a document which provides an overview of the Company’s priorities, as that it is advancing the management of its ESG risks and opportunities.

“At Lion, we believe in a healthier, more resilient future for all, and we have a long history of creating reliable, climate-friendly electric vehicles for the well-being of our citizens and the communities in which we live. We pride ourselves on being an agent of change, bringing solutions to our customers on their journey to reducing GHG emissions,” said Marc Bedard, CEO and founder of Lion Electric. “As we seek to achieve long-term sustainable growth, having this inaugural report formalizes and allows us to share these core beliefs with our stakeholders. It is an important first step in formulating our our approach to a sustainable business, in particular through an ESG We invite you to view our report to learn more about our plans to pave the way to decarbonizing transport and a sustainable future,” he added. .

During the year, significant progress was made on ESG topics, as we have, among others:

  • Establishment of formal monitoring of ESG practices and publication of our first ESG policy
  • Calculated our scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions, 2020 and 2021
  • Helped our customers avoid 10,862 tCO2GHG emissions
  • Investigate potential long-term plans for the life cycle of our batteries
  • Conducting a survey on employee experience and employment equity
  • Unveiled our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy
  • Commitment to at least 30% female representation on the board of directors at Lion’s next annual meeting of shareholders to be held in 2023
  • Committed to at least one minority director by our next annual meeting of shareholders in 2023
  • Launching a Whistleblower line

To read the full report, click here

This report contains the information recommended in the Industrial Machinery & Goods and Automobiles standards developed by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (“SASB”) and the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (“TCFD”).

ABOUT ELECTRIC LION

Lion Electric is an innovative manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles. The company creates, designs and manufactures all-electric class 5 to 8 urban commercial trucks as well as all-electric buses and minibuses for the school, adapted and collective segments. Lion is a North American leader in electric transportation and designs, builds and assembles many of its vehicle components, including chassis, batteries, truck cabs and bus bodies.

Always actively seeking new and reliable technologies, Lion vehicles have unique characteristics specifically adapted to its users and their daily needs. Lion believes that the transition to all-electric vehicles will lead to major improvements in our society, our environment and our overall quality of life. Lion’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol LEV.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENT

This press release contains “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable securities laws. All statements in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including statements about Lion’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements and should be evaluated as such.

Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “believe”, “may”, “will”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, ” should”, “should”, “might”, “plan”, “project”, “potential”, “seem”, “seek”, “future”, “target” or other similar expressions and any other statement that predicts or indicate future events or trends or are not statements of historical matters, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Company’s backlog and the Company’s ability to convert it into actual sales, the Company’s long-term strategy and future growth, the proposed battery plant and innovation of the Company Quebec and its manufacturing plant in the United States, and the planned launch of new models of electric vehicles. These forward-looking statements are based on a number of estimates and assumptions that Lion believes are reasonable when made, including that Lion will be able to retain and hire key personnel and maintain customer relationships. , suppliers and other business partners, that Lion will continue to operate its business in the normal course, that Lion will be able to implement its growth strategy, that Lion will be able to successfully and on schedule complete the construction of its manufacturing plant in the United States and its Quebec battery plant and innovation center, that Lion will no longer experience supply chain issues or material disruption in sourcing raw materials on competitive terms, that Lion will be able to maintain its competitive position , that Lion will continue to improve its internal financial and other operations, controls and systems to manage its growth and size, that its results of operations and financial condition will not be adversely affected, that Lion may benefit, directly or indirectly ( including through its customers), government grants and economic incentives in the future and that Lion will be able to obtain additional financing through equity or debt financing on terms acceptable to Lion when required in the future. These estimates and assumptions are made by Lion in light of management’s experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors deemed appropriate and reasonable under the circumstances. However, there can be no assurance that such estimates and assumptions will prove to be correct.

By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. Lion believes that these risks and uncertainties include the following: any adverse changes in general economic, business, commercial, financial, political or legal conditions in the United States or Canada, including as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic -19 and the emergence of variants of COVID-19, as well as variable vaccination rates between different countries; any adverse effects of RussiaUkraine war, which is increasingly affecting global economic and financial markets and exacerbating current economic challenges, including issues such as rising inflation and global supply chain disruption; any inability to successfully and economically manufacture and distribute its vehicles on a large scale and meet the business needs of its customers; any failure to expedite production of Lion’s products and meet project and other project construction deadlines; any failure to reduce the total cost of ownership of electric vehicles sold by Lion over time; dependence on key management and any inability to attract and/or retain key personnel; any inability to execute the Company’s growth strategy; any adverse fluctuations and volatility in the price and availability of raw materials included in key components used to manufacture Lion’s products; dependence on key suppliers and any inability to maintain an uninterrupted supply of raw materials; labor shortages which may take the form of employee turnover, departures and demands for higher salaries which require the Company to operate at reduced capacity, lower production and deliveries, plans for delayed growth and could pose additional challenges related to employee compensation; any inability of Lion to meet user expectations related to, or other difficulties in providing, charging solutions to its customers; any inability to maintain the Company’s competitive position; any inability to reduce its supply costs over time; any failure to maintain and improve the Company’s reputation and brand; any major product repair and/or replacement due to warranty claims or product recalls; any computer systems failures or cybersecurity and data privacy breaches or incidents; any event or circumstance resulting in the Company’s inability to convert its order backlog into actual sales, including the reduction, elimination or discriminatory application of government subsidies and economic incentives or the reduction in the need for such subsidies ; any inability to obtain adequate insurance coverage or a potential increase in insurance costs; natural disasters, epidemics or pandemics, boycotts and geopolitical events such as civil unrest and acts of terrorism, the current military conflict between Russia and Ukraine or similar disturbances; and the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be brought against the Company from time to time.

SOURCE Electric Lion

For more information: MEDIA; Patrick Gervais, Vice-President Marketing and Communications, [email protected]INVESTORS, Isabelle Adjahi, Vice-President Investor Relations and Sustainable Development, [email protected]450 432-5466, ext. 171

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State Comptroller DiNapoli releases municipal audits https://naxos-audiobooks.com/state-comptroller-dinapoli-releases-municipal-audits/ Thu, 05 May 2022 14:42:58 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/state-comptroller-dinapoli-releases-municipal-audits/ New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced that the following local government audits have been released. City of Amsterdam – Budget Review (County of Montgomery) City officials did not implement all of the recommendations from the previous budget review letter when preparing the 2022-23 budget proposal. Therefore, some significant revenue and expenditure projections […]]]>

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced that the following local government audits have been released.

City of Amsterdam – Budget Review (County of Montgomery)

City officials did not implement all of the recommendations from the previous budget review letter when preparing the 2022-23 budget proposal. Therefore, some significant revenue and expenditure projections in the 2022-2023 draft budget continue to be unreasonable.

Chenango County Industrial Development Agency – Project Approval and Monitoring (2022M-10)

Although the board assessed the projects prior to their approval, it did not adequately establish and document their assessment and approval process. In addition, the council failed to properly monitor the performance of companies receiving financial benefits.

Town of Dix – Courthouse Operations (Schuyler County)

Judges did not ensure that all collections were properly collected, recorded, filed, reported, and turned over in a timely and accurate manner, or that all adjudicated cases were reported. They did not provide adequate supervision of the clerk or ensure that she was properly trained. Neither the judges nor the clerk prepared monthly reports to ensure that all recoveries were properly accounted for and discrepancies could be quickly identified. As a result, recording and reporting errors occurred, causing the court to owe the Office of the State Comptroller (JCF) Justice Fund $21,204, victims $1,701, and defendants $439.

Town of North Greenbush – Town Clerk (Rensselaer County)

The Clerk did not record, deposit, disburse or report all monies collected in a timely and accurate manner. As of December 31, 2015, over $16,000 in cash had been collected but not deposited. In 2016, over $13,500 in cash was deposited but not accounted for. Payments to the supervisor were late, ranging from one to four months past due. The clerk has also failed to perform monthly renderings to ensure that assets are sufficient to cover liabilities.

Ontario County Four Seasons Development Corporation – Procurement (2021M-197)

Company officials did not always research competition or maintain adequate documentation of procurement processes when procuring goods and services. Auditors examined payments totaling $305,033 to nine vendors and found officials had made purchases from two vendors totaling $58,375 without seeking competition. The auditors examined payments totaling $298,044 to 13 professional service providers and found that the public servants did not follow a competitive process when selecting two professional service providers, paid a total of $40,253 and had not documented the rationale for the process followed.

Village of Port Jefferson – Courthouse Operations (Suffolk County)

Judges did not provide adequate oversight of the functioning of the courts. As a result, errors and irregularities were discovered in the court records. The bank statements provided by the principal clerk were altered and there was a cash shortage of $2,096. The senior court clerk deposited 12 personal checks totaling $2,096 in place of the missing money and deposited receipts totaling $6,525 into a nearby village’s bank account and transferred it back two months later without inform the judges. These findings were referred to outside law enforcement agencies for review.

Village of Sherman – Treasurer’s Cash Receipts (Chautauqua County)

The former treasurer did not record and file the collections accurately. The board did not provide adequate oversight of the treasurer and did not audit the past treasurer’s records and reports annually. The former treasurer failed to deposit more than $20,000 in registered property taxes, water, sewer and general fund receipts collected between July 1, 2012 and August 3, 2016. The council and village officials n have not established adequate written policies and procedures. on the cash collection process.

Village of Suffern – Budget Review (Rockland County)

The auditors found that the significant revenue and expense estimates in the draft budget were reasonable, and the village’s draft budget includes a tax levy of $12,029,454, which is within the limit established by law.


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Winnipeg plans to close the book on 55-year-old West Kildonan Library https://naxos-audiobooks.com/winnipeg-plans-to-close-the-book-on-55-year-old-west-kildonan-library/ Tue, 03 May 2022 23:19:32 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/winnipeg-plans-to-close-the-book-on-55-year-old-west-kildonan-library/ The City of Winnipeg is preparing to close the book on the West Kildonan Library’s first free-standing library house. A new report to council’s property committee recommends moving the 55-year-old library – which predates Winnipeg’s merger with the former city of West Kildonan – to a 15,000 square foot space at the Garden City Shopping […]]]>

The City of Winnipeg is preparing to close the book on the West Kildonan Library’s first free-standing library house.

A new report to council’s property committee recommends moving the 55-year-old library – which predates Winnipeg’s merger with the former city of West Kildonan – to a 15,000 square foot space at the Garden City Shopping Centre.

The move would bring the library branch full circle from its original home in a strip mall. The West Kildonan Library opened in 1962 in the Kildonan Shopping Center on Main Street at Jefferson Avenue, according to the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

The branch moved to Garden City Collegiate until the current 14,000 square foot building was erected on Jefferson Avenue in 1967.

The city has been planning to replace this structure since 2012, when a new facility was considered to provide more parking for library visitors.

In 2020, the cost of building a new library led the city to seek an existing city-owned structure to renovate instead.

When no building fit the bill in the Old Kildonan or Mynarski areas, the city’s property managers issued an expression of interest document to owners interested in hosting the branch.

The city set aside $3.7 million in the 2022 budget for the new library project.

According to the report to council, the city received two proposals and selected the Garden City Mall as the preferred option.

Pending council approval, the city would spend up to $2 million to renovate space on the north side of the mall, near the Seafood City grocery store.

The rent for the space would be $217,000 per year for the first five years and $232,000 for the remaining five years of the lease.

The city may be able to sell the old library building in West Kildonan for around $1 million, the report said.

The city’s property managers concluded that it would be cheaper for the city to renovate the Garden City space and pay rent than to buy land and build new one.

The property committee will review the deal on May 9. It will then go to the Board Policy Executive Committee and eventually the Board as a whole.

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Kilkenny move up five points in extra time to book last place for Leinster U20 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/kilkenny-move-up-five-points-in-extra-time-to-book-last-place-for-leinster-u20/ Mon, 02 May 2022 18:08:00 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/kilkenny-move-up-five-points-in-extra-time-to-book-last-place-for-leinster-u20/ Kilkenny 1-28 Galway 1-27 Kevin Egan reports from Tullamore AN INCREDIBLE, MEMORABLE and thrilling contest in Tullamore ended in the biggest shock of the U20 Championship to date, as Kilkenny came back from five points in extra time to claim a remarkable victory that will live long in the minds of all involved persons. Throughout […]]]>

Kilkenny 1-28

Galway 1-27

Kevin Egan reports from Tullamore

AN INCREDIBLE, MEMORABLE and thrilling contest in Tullamore ended in the biggest shock of the U20 Championship to date, as Kilkenny came back from five points in extra time to claim a remarkable victory that will live long in the minds of all involved persons.

Throughout the contest, Billy Drennan’s metronomic takeover kept Kilkenny in contention. The Galmoy player hadn’t put a single dead ball away from the target until he hit one midway through the second half of extra time.

He didn’t put this one wide either, but dropped it slightly short, enough for John Cooney to throw in to overthrow the ball and prevent the point. This turned out to be the wrong call as the sliothar fell into Gearóid Dunne’s palm, and he fired into the goal which put Kilkenny three ahead.

Still, the tribesmen roared and Cooney looked to have redeemed himself as he pulled an incredible distance to level the game in the 80th minute.

There was still time for more drama, and while Galway were the team that got the game-winning scoreline after Kilkenny equalized at Pearse Stadium yesterday, the tables were turned this afternoon in Tullamore, as Joe Fitzpatrick offered a high-rise of a strike to send Kilkenny to a final decider for Leinster v Wexford.

The thrilling and thrilling end to the match was a far cry from the cautious and wary early stages of the competition, where both teams had two extra men in defense.

The difference between the sides at this stage was that, although Kilkenny found it impossible to connect with their inside strikers and did not score from the game until the 24th minute, Galway’s Liam Collins appeared to be able to find possession despite the double time scored. and again, and he collected some majestic points early in the game as the tribesmen advanced from 0-9 to 0-4.

The closing stages of the first half saw Kilkenny settle into the game as they changed some of their clashes to solve problems on the pitch.

Harry Shine picked up an excellent point as Kilkenny came back within two, although Alex Conaire’s second of three excellent scores put Galway away three at half-time, 0-11 to 0-8.

The story of the second quarter was the story of two missed penalties, two easy decisions for referee Richie Fitzsimons. Twice Liam Collins stood on the 20-yard line with just Aidan Tallis to beat, and twice his effort was not in line with his general play or his shooting from distance as the Kilkenny keeper easily saved both efforts.

With growing confidence, Kilkenny took a two-point lead in the final quarter, powered by free kicks from Drennan and more scoring from Timmy Clifford. Galway found other gear though, and they went 0-18 to 0-16, then 0-19 to 0-18 ahead, until Drennan’s solitary score tied the teams and sent the contest in extension.

Everyone looked like the Galway bench would win the day, as the Tribesmen went from 1-24 to 0-22 ahead, with every score – including a Reuben Davitt goal – coming from one of their substitutes.

It would have been far too simple. Three clearances from Drennan and a broken score from Jack Doyle tied the game, before Dunne’s goal and Fitzpatrick’s late winner sent the Kilkenny crowd into rapture.

Scorers for Kilkenny: Billy Drennan 0-17 (0-14f, 0-2 65s), Timmy Clifford 0-3, Gearoid Dunne 1-0, Harry Shine 0-2, Joe Fitzpatrick 0-2, Jack Doyle 0-2, Ian Byrne 0- 1, Ted Dunne 0-1.

Scorers for Galway: Liam Collins 0-12 (0-6f, 0-1 65), Reuben Davitt 1-1, Alex Conaire 0-3, Diarmuid Hanniffy 0-2, Colm Molloy 0-2, Diarmuid Davoren 0-2, Declan McLoughlin 0- 1, Seanie McDonagh 0-1, Greg Thomas 0-1, Tiernan Leen 0-1, John Cooney 0-1f.

Kilkenny

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Billy Reid (Glenmore)
Sean Purcell (Windgap)

Joe Fitzpatrick (Dunna Maggin)
Padraic Moylan (Dicksboro)
Paddy Langton (Young Ireland)

Killian Doyle (Emeralds)
Andy Hickey (Dunna Maggin)

Timmy Clifford (Dicksboro)
Denis Walsh (Dunnamaggin)
Peter McDonald (Thomastown)

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Harry Shine (Dicksboro)

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Ted Dunne (Graigenamanagh) for Shine (42)
Padraig Lennon (Carrickshock) for Reid (44)
Jack Doyle (Windgap) for Walsh (55)
Eoghan O’Brien (Rower Inistíoge) for Langton (57)
James Walsh (Kilmacow) for Hickey (67)
G Dunne for McDonald’s (70).

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Declan McLoughlin (Portumna)

Liam Collins (Cappataggle)
Kieran Hanrahan (Loughrea)
Greg Thomas (Castlegar)

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Colm Molloy (Kilnadeema-Leitrim) for McDonagh (30)
Tiernan Leen (Craughwell) for L Leen (47)
Reuben Davitt (Oranmore Maree) for Hanniffy (48)
Diarmuid Davoren (Moycullen) for McLoughlin (50)
Colm Cunningham (Moycullen) for Thomas (60)
Shane Morgan (Loughrea) for Cunningham (full-time)
McLoughlin for Hanrahan (68)
Patrick Burke (Oranmore Maree) for O’Hanlon (68)
L Leen for Conaire (74).

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This criticism will not pass: The Trump-Biden blockbuster is disastrous reading for Democrats | Books https://naxos-audiobooks.com/this-criticism-will-not-pass-the-trump-biden-blockbuster-is-disastrous-reading-for-democrats-books/ Sun, 01 May 2022 09:16:00 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/this-criticism-will-not-pass-the-trump-biden-blockbuster-is-disastrous-reading-for-democrats-books/ Jhis Will Not Pass is a blockbuster. Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns deliver 473 pages of essential reading. The two New York Times reporters portray a Republican party enraged, infatuated and beholden to Donald Trump. They paint a Democratic party led by Joe Biden as, in equal measure, incompetent and out of touch. Martin and […]]]>

Jhis Will Not Pass is a blockbuster. Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns deliver 473 pages of essential reading. The two New York Times reporters portray a Republican party enraged, infatuated and beholden to Donald Trump. They paint a Democratic party led by Joe Biden as, in equal measure, incompetent and out of touch.

Martin and Burns plead their case with lighthearted prose, interviews, and extensive receipts. After Kevin McCarthy denied talking about Trump and the Jan. 6 uprising, Martin appeared on MSNBC with tapes to show the House Republican leader had lied.

In the pages of Burns and Martin, Trump attributes McCarthy’s cowardice to an “inferiority complex.” The sluggishness and obsequiousness of the candidate for the speaker are recurring themes, as well as the political vertigo of the Democrats.

On Election Day 2020, the country simply sought to restore some modicum of normalcy. Nothing else. Even though Biden racked up a plurality of 7 million votes, Republicans won 16 seats in the House. There was no warrant. Think checks, balances and lots of fear.

Biden owes his job to suburban moms and dads, not waking up. As the liberal Brookings Institution said in a post-election report, “Biden’s victory came from the suburbs.”

In other words, the label of socialism, the reality of rising crime, the demand for open borders and demands for defunding the police almost cost the Democrats the presidency. As a senator, Biden knew culture mattered. However, it is doubtful that his party has internalized any lessons.

On Election Day 2021, the party lost the Virginia Governor’s mansion. Republican attacks on critical race theory and Covid-driven school closures and Democrats’ distrust of parental involvement in education brought them in. This year, the midterms offer few encouraging signs.

This Will Not Pass portrays Biden as dedicated to his belief that his presidency should be transformational. Competing with the legacy of Barack Obama, he yearns for comparison with FDR.

“I’m convinced that Barack is not happy with the coverage of this administration as more transformative than his own,” Biden reportedly told an adviser.

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, is more blunt: “Obama is jealous of Biden.”

Again, Hunter Biden is not the son of the Obamas. Michelle and Barack can’t be also jealous.

A phone conversation between Biden and Abigail Spanberger, a moderate congresswoman from Virginia, captures the president’s self-perception. “This is President Roosevelt,” he begins, before thanking Spanberger for his sense of humor.

She replies, “I’m happy. you have a sense of humour, Mr President.

Spanberger represents a swing district, is a former member of the intelligence community and was a driving force in Trump’s two impeachments.

It Won’t Pass also amplifies the disdain that senior Democratic officials have for the “Squad,” those members of the Democratic left wing who coalesce around Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Martin and Burns quote Steve Ricchetti, an adviser to Biden: “The problem with the left…is that they don’t understand that they lost.”

Cedric Richmond, senior adviser to Biden and former dean of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), is less diplomatic. He describes the team as “fuckin’ idiots”. Richmond also takes issue with the AOC pushing back on Vice President Kamala Harris for telling undocumented migrants “don’t come.”

“AOC’s hit on Kamala was despicable,” Richmond said. “What it did for me was show a clear misunderstanding of what’s going on in the world.”

Meanwhile, Squad member Cori Bush has fought with the CBC and led the charge against the nation’s terrorism legislation.

Cedric Richmond, Joe Biden’s senior adviser and non-Squad fan. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Burns and Martin deliver gripping portraits of DC’s sucks and misses. They capture Lindsey Graham, the senior oilseed senator from South Carolina, in all her self-demeaning glory.

During the authors’ interview with Trump, Graham called the former president. After initially refusing to answer, Trump responded. “Hello, Lindsey.” He then put Graham on speakerphone, not letting him know that reporters were sitting nearby.

Groveling started instantly. Graham praised the power of Trump’s endorsements and the power of his golf game. Stormy Daniels would not have been impressed. The senator, Burns and Martin write, looked like “nothing more than an actor in a fashionable advertisement who tells his gullible viewer that he had been skeptical of the glorious product – until he try”.

This Will Not Pass also attempts to do justice to Kyrsten Sinema, the Arizona senator and “former Green Party activist who reinvented herself as a Fortune 500-loving moderate.” In addition to helping block Biden’s domestic agenda, Sinema has a knack for performative behavior and strong ties to Republicans.

Like Sarah Palin, she loves her physique. The senator “knowingly bragged to her colleagues and aides that her cleavage had an extraordinary persuasive effect on the uptight men of the GOP.”

Palin is running to represent Alaska in Congress. Truly, we are blessed.

Subtitled Trump, Biden and the Battle for America’s Future, Burns and Martin’s book ends with a meditation on the state of American democracy. The authors are anxious. Trump did not leave the stage. The Republican leadership bent the knee. Mitch McConnell wants to be Senate Majority Leader again. He knows what the base thinks and says. Marjorie Taylor Greene is far from a one-person minority.

Martin and Burns quote Malcolm Turnbull, a former Prime Minister of Australia: “You know that nice line you hear all the time: ‘It’s not us. It’s not America. You know what? It is, in fact.

Republicans are ahead of the wildcard ballot, poised to win back the House and Senate. Biden’s favor is underwater. Opposed to Trump, he struggles to stay equal. His handling of Russia’s war against Ukraine has not moved the needle.

Inflation dominates the concerns of most Americans. For the first time in two years, the economy is contracting. It’s a long way to November 2024. Things can always get worse.

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Trump News Today: Ex-president revives false Obama spy claims, amid new book revelations https://naxos-audiobooks.com/trump-news-today-ex-president-revives-false-obama-spy-claims-amid-new-book-revelations/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 02:00:34 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/trump-news-today-ex-president-revives-false-obama-spy-claims-amid-new-book-revelations/ ‘I’m a more honest man than you’: Trump ends Piers Morgan interview Donald Trump’s disgraced former campaign manager Paul Manafort is being sued by the Justice Department for $3 million he owes in penalties for failing to declare foreign financial interests for several years. Mr Manafort was sentenced to prison in 2019 after being found […]]]>

‘I’m a more honest man than you’: Trump ends Piers Morgan interview

Donald Trump’s disgraced former campaign manager Paul Manafort is being sued by the Justice Department for $3 million he owes in penalties for failing to declare foreign financial interests for several years.

Mr Manafort was sentenced to prison in 2019 after being found guilty of various offenses including bank fraud, money laundering and illegal lobbying. The charges emerged from Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russian agents and interests.

Meanwhile, Mr Trump has finally posted on his Truth Social app after months of silence. “I’M BACK! #COVFEFE,” he wrote, alongside a photo of the ex-president on the phone at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida.

Despite the hopes of various right-wing Republicans, Mr Trump insisted he would not return to Twitter even if Elon Musk reinstated his account. In fact, he said he doesn’t see social platforms as rivals.

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Trump issues rambling statement on Obama team

Former President Donald Trump has revived his bizarre theory that the Obama administration spied on his presidential campaign in 2016.

Read the statement below:

Graig GraziosiApril 30, 2022 03:00

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Analysis: Why Republicans want Madison Cawthorn gone for good

In his dispatch for today’s edition of The Independentthe Inside Washington newsletter, Eric Garcia delves into the deepening problems of Madison Cawthorn — the extreme North Carolina Republican whose party colleagues in the House of Representatives seem more eager than ever to get rid of.

Mr Cawthorn claimed that the “RINOs” – Republicans in name only – were waging a smear campaign against him.

Learn more in the analysis below.

Graig GraziosiApril 30, 2022 02:00

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Bill Barr tells Newsmax Trump shouldn’t be nominated in 2024

Former President Donald Trump’s former attorney general, Bill Barr, told far-right broadcaster Newsmax that he doesn’t think his former boss should be the 2024 Republican presidential nominee.

Mr. Barr made the comments during a conversation with another former Trump official, Sean Spicer.

Graig GraziosiApril 30, 2022 01:00

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ICYMI: Member of the January 6 committee on McCarthy’s communications with Trump

Speaking on MSNBC last night, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren from the Jan. 6 committee discussed the implications of recently released audio recordings of Kevin McCarthy discussing Donald Trump’s role in the Capitol riot.

Ms Lofgren confirmed that the committee would send another letter asking Mr McCarthy for his testimony, which he has so far refused to give – and noted that the published private conversations are “not so different” from what the GOP leader said in public immediately after the uprising.

Graig GraziosiApril 30, 2022 00:00

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Nebraska Trump rally canceled due to weather

A rally for former President Donald Trump has been canceled due to weather conditions, according to a local broadcaster.

KETV reports that the rally, scheduled for Friday evening, has been postponed to Sunday.

“Thank you to everyone who lined up for our Save America Rally tonight in Greenwood, Nebraska. Due to extreme weather conditions including the possibility of winds over 60 mph, hail and possibly even tornadoes , I will not be coming to Nebraska tonight, but rather, weather permitting, I will be there this Sunday evening, May 1,” Mr. Trump said in an email Friday. “The most important thing is to protect you, and that can’t be done with such dire forecasts. Thanks to Charles W. Herbster and his wonderful staff for working so professionally with us. See you Sunday!”

Graig GraziosiApril 29, 2022 11:00 p.m.

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Newly released texts show Sean Hannity complaining about ‘crazy people’ hurting Trump’s cause

Text exchanges between Sean Hannity and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows between Election Day and Joe Biden’s inauguration show the Fox News host growing infuriated that the ‘crazy of MAGA are pushing for former President Donald Trump to cancel the 2020 election.

“You fight, it’s good. Fing fools (sic) are NOT fine. They are NOT helping him. I’m sick of these people,” Mr Hannity wrote in a text to Mr Meadows, who said he was “fighting like crazy”.

Learn more in Bevan Hurley’s report below.

Graig GraziosiApril 29, 2022 10:40 p.m.

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Madison Cawthorn accuses ‘establishment’ of targeting him as video with staff member becomes latest embarrassment

Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn has accused establishment Republicans of targeting him with a “drip campaign” to erode his re-election chances.

A video that emerged in which a male colleague puts his hand on Mr Cawthorn’s crotch made waves on social media this week, and a Policy story centered on footage of Mr. Cawthorn wearing women’s lingerie at a party.

He claims the “RINOs” — Republicans in name only — are trying to smear him.

Craig Graziosi has more in the report below.

Graig GraziosiApril 29, 2022 10:15 p.m.

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Former Republican Idaho state legislator found guilty of raping intern

A former Republican lawmaker from Idaho has been convicted of raping an intern.

Aaron von Ehlinger, 39, a former Idaho state representative, was convicted on Friday of raping a 19-year-old legislative intern. During the trial, the intern left the witness box as she testified, saying she “can’t do this”.

He is expected to be sentenced on July 28.

Gustaf Kilander has more in his report below.

Graig GraziosiApril 29, 2022 10:00 p.m.

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Trump set up a MAGA gift booth at the White House, new book claims

Former President Donald Trump reportedly set up a MAGA gift shop inside the White House, according to a new book.

This Won’t Pass: Trump, Biden and the Battle for America’s Future a new book by New York Times authors Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns, claims the former president has set up a place where his followers can buy MAGA-themed gifts when they visit.

“They literally hand you a shopping bag and you’ve taken everything you want,” Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey recalls in the book.

Read Andrew Feinberg’s full report below.

Graig GraziosiApril 29, 2022 9:30 p.m.

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Former Giuliani associate linked to Trump Ukraine scandal mocks Don Jr: ‘You weren’t allowed into the White House’

A former associate of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has mocked Donald Trump Jr, saying he was “not allowed into the White House”.

Lev Parnas, a Soviet-born Florida businessman who was implicated in former President Donald Trump’s plan to pressure Ukraine to smear Joe Biden and his family, mocked Donald Trump Jr on Twitter.

“You weren’t allowed in the White House, but I’d bet Ivanka and Jared were there 27+ times. #LevRemembers,” he wrote.

Johanna Chisholm talks more about the feud below.

Graig GraziosiApril 29, 2022 9:10 p.m.

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Grove City College condemns “alleged drift in CRT Advoca…… | News and reports https://naxos-audiobooks.com/grove-city-college-condemns-alleged-drift-in-crt-advoca-news-and-reports/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 22:10:52 +0000 https://naxos-audiobooks.com/grove-city-college-condemns-alleged-drift-in-crt-advoca-news-and-reports/ Grove City College insists it’s “not going to wake up.” A new report from conservative Christian College of Pennsylvania has denounced school-sponsored courses and training they say promote “CRT concepts” and called a “mistake” for historian Jemar Tisby’s invitation to speak at a chapel service in 2020. “Grove City College has not changed,” a committee […]]]>

Grove City College insists it’s “not going to wake up.” A new report from conservative Christian College of Pennsylvania has denounced school-sponsored courses and training they say promote “CRT concepts” and called a “mistake” for historian Jemar Tisby’s invitation to speak at a chapel service in 2020.

“Grove City College has not changed,” a committee made up largely of Grove City board members said in the report released last week. “It remains a conservative, Christ-centered institution.”

The report, product of the committee’s mission to check for any ‘mission drift’ at the college, recommends adding the word ‘conservative’ back to the school’s mission statement after it is scrapped in 2021 and lists ‘corrective measures’ to curb the promotion of critical race theory in schools.

These actions include replacing an education class accused of promoting “pop-CRT”, renaming the school’s Office of Education and Multicultural Initiatives, and exercising more control over guest lecturers and student trainings.

Tisby, New York Times bestselling author of The color of compromise and How to fight racismtold Religion News Service that the report uses the CRT as “a junk drawer for anything about race or justice that makes a certain kind of person uncomfortable.”

Because of the rhetoric around CRT, he said, “much-needed conversations about racial justice are muted in settings where they’re needed most, like Christian colleges and universities.”

Others found the report encouraging. Megan Basham, author of conservative media The daily thread, tweeted that he offered a “direct and honest assessment” and said she appreciated his description clarifying how the CRT is inconsistent with the school’s mission. “It is worth reading the whole report. Cheer!”

Matt Kennedy, rector of an Anglican church in Binghamton, New York, and his wife Anne Carlson Kennedy praised the report on their podcast.

“The best part is the critical race theory description, which is just one of the best short summaries of critical race theory issues I’ve ever read,” said Matt Kennedy.

The report says critical race theory is incompatible with the school’s vision, mission and values ​​because it assesses people based on their race and anti-racist work, cannot be separated from political activism , “uncharitably detects aggression where none is intended” and sometimes “belittles rational argument as itself racist and oppressive.

The school, which has just 2,400 full-time students, was first accused of promoting critical race theory, an academic framework that sees racism as embedded in institutions and policies, in a petition of November written by parents and Grove City alumni. The petition alleged that this “destructive and deeply unbiblical worldview” was asserted at the college during a fall 2020 chapel presentation by Tisby.

The petition also questioned the screening in the chapel of a pre-recorded TED talk by Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and advocate for criminal justice reform; as well as resident assistant training that invoked the concepts of white privilege and white guilt. Additionally, the petition denounced several books used in an education studies class and discussion groups, including Ibram X. Kendi How to be an anti-racist and Professor Wheaton Esau McCaulley Read in black.

This initial petition sparked a flood of follow-up petitions, articles and open letters asking if the school had abandoned its traditional values. In February, the college’s board of trustees outright rejected critical race theory and created a committee to investigate allegations of mission drift. Grove City College did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

The report notes that Tisby’s October 2020 chapel presentation is the chapel service that has “drawn the most critical attention”. According to the report, most Grove City leaders interviewed said inviting Tisby to speak at the chapel was a “mistake” because of what they described as his evolution.

“Most of the GCC leaders we spoke with observed that ‘the Jemar Tisby we thought we invited in 2019 is not the Jemar Tisby we heard in 2020 or are now aware of,'” says the report, citing Tisby’s short. stint as Deputy Director of Storytelling and Advocacy at the Ibrahim X. Kendi Center for Anti-Racism Research and the “progressive policies” he advocates in his latest book as evidence of his transformation.

Tisby told RNS his beliefs have not changed between 2019 and 2020 – what has changed is the socio-political climate.

The chapel in question, called “The Urgency of the Present,” was a 21-minute sermon that drew parallels between the biblical story of Esther and the modern movement for racial justice. Tisby quoted Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and a letter from Birmingham Jail and called on those present to engage in racial justice work.

“Many of you, unfortunately, fall into the target demographic that King called the ‘white moderate,'” Tisby said in the chapel. Tisby asked listeners to “fill your minds with an awareness of racial justice so that five, 10, 20 years from now you don’t have to say ‘I never knew’.”

Tisby told RNS that the allegations that his CRT-promoted sermon was “ridiculous”. While the November petition accused Tisby of being an “avowed CRT apologist,” Tisby said he had never been trained in critical race theory.

“What most people, including the compilers of this report, call critical race theory is not critical race theory,” he said. “My work is influenced by the study of history. It does not take specific training in critical race theory to understand that racism is not simply a matter of personal prejudice but a matter of politics.

The report also found that an educational course called “Cultural Diversity and Advocacy” “effectively promoted pop-CRT” as it offered readings such as Kendi’s How to be an anti-racistRobin DiAngelo’s white fragilityand Ta-Nehisi Coates between the world and me without “critical or opposing point of view”.

He revealed that the Director of Education and Multicultural Initiatives was promoting “‘awake’ concepts” in a book club and emulating “CRT concepts” in a resident assistant training that criticized the “concept of racial neutrality “.

Warren Throckmorton, a Grove City psychology professor, said he doesn’t have much confidence in the report’s findings because it offers an erroneous definition of CRT. According to Throckmorton, the report indicates that the CRT embraces biological distinctions – however, he said, the CRT rejects biological distinctions because it views race as socially constructed. He also pointed to a footnote that reads, “Our references to the CRT include grassroots advocacy ‘adjacent to the CRT’ masked in secular or religious social justice language.”

“It could be anything, couldn’t it?” asked Throckmorton. “So when they say they found CRT, what did they really find?”

Although the report promised not to ban the books, Throckmorton said that promise did not reassure teachers who wonder if and how to teach about topics such as health disparities or social justice in the classroom. Natalie Kahler, a former student from Grove City (’94) who wrote a petition on March 8 asking the school not to prevent discussions of racism on campus, told RNS that she fears the findings of the report does lead to “indoctrinate not educate”, especially given the fact that Grove City professors are not given tenure and given one-year contracts.

“If you create an environment where people are constantly afraid for their jobs and afraid that something they might say might be interpreted as CRT because everyone interprets CRT very differently, you create a culture where people don’t aren’t going to be able to have difficult conversations,” Khaler said.

In March, Jon Fea, a professor of American history at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, wrote an article showing Grove City Board Chairman Edward D. Breen advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion as CEO of chemical company DuPont. “(I)s the Edward Breen who led the Grove City College board of trustees in condemning critical race theory, the same guy who works for racial justice at DuPont?” Fea asks.

Another board member, David Forney, is pastor of a church in Charlottesville and offered a list of racial justice resources to his congregation on the church’s website, including Bryan Stevenson’s TED Talks and the booksHow to be an anti-racist and between the world and mewhich the report describes as promoting “pop-CRT”.

“I am puzzled that these resources are considered good and helpful for a board member to recommend to their congregation, but are considered off-duty for our faculty to assign as study resources for a college course,” Throckmorton said in an email to RNS. Neither Breen nor Forney could be reached for comment.

Tisby said the CRT debate in Grove City points to a broader “trimming” in Christian higher education between schools that strive to be more racially and ethnically inclusive and those that redouble their calls for ” a very small but loyal constituency that does not want to engage in vital conversations about racism.

In his podcast, Kennedy suggested that Grove City illustrates how other Christian organizations should approach CRT. “Congregations, denominations, have to start seeing awakening as heresy,” Kennedy said. He added that “the language used by particularly Christian ‘wokesters’ is very, very close to the gospel. And so the unwary can be attracted and you have compassion for them. But the leaders of this thing, these people must be put out of the church.

Tisby said Grove City’s response to CRT should be taken as a warning.

“(Any) anyone, regardless of race or ethnicity, who stands up for racial justice could be a victim of these kinds of attacks,” Tisby said. “And, I would say, these actions are all the more lamentable because they come out of Christian institutions. We follow a savior who said, ‘You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’ But we have people who claim to be followers of Christ, who seem to run away from the truth about racism. »

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