Looking at this from today’s views and opinions and knowing very well that Jesus was a Rabbi I will stand by the priests of Arian! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 On This Day in History: August 25th, 325ADFrom The History ChannelThe Council of Nicaea, the first ecumenical debate held by the early Christian church, concludes with the establishment of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. Convened by Roman Emperor Constantine I in May, the council also deemed the Arian belief of Christ as inferior to God as heretical, thus resolving an early church crisis.The controversy began when Arius, an Alexandrian priest, questioned the full divinity of Christ because, unlike God, Christ was born and had a beginning. What began as an academic theological debate spread to Christian congregations throughout the empire, threatening a schism in the early Christian church. Roman Emperor Constantine I, who converted to Christianity in 312, called bishops from all over his empire to resolve the crisis and urged the adoption of a new creed that would resolve the ambiguities between Christ and God.Meeting at Nicaea in present-day Turkey, the council established the equality of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in the Holy Trinity and asserted that only the Son became incarnate as Jesus Christ. The Arian leaders were subsequently banished from their churches for heresy. The Emperor Constantine presided over the opening of the council and contributed to the discussion.For more stories about this day in history, go here. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Aida 1 COMMENT August 26, 2016 at 10:18 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSCouncil of NicaeaHistory Channel Previous articleMayor Kilsheimer: “We were not honest with the city”Next articleWhy You Should Pay Close Attention To Your Blood Pressure Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Organisation November 6, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Proposed law would step up censorship of online media February 3, 2021 Find out more Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law RSF_en Receive email alerts SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information News Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria March 8, 2021 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders calls on the Syrian authorities to abandon an Internet communications bill that was drafted at the behest of Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri and was approved by the cabinet last week. If adopted by parliament, it is likely to have a serious impact on online free expression, which is already limited in Syria.Syria is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet” because it has blocked hundreds of websites and hounds its netizens. Nonetheless, several news websites have emerged in recent years and the bill is clearly designed to impose additional restrictions on the flow of online information.Two of the bill’s provisions are particularly disturbing. One would allow the authorities to try online journalists before criminal courts and impose long jail sentences. Reporters Without Borders advocates the decriminalization of all media offences.The other provision, contained in article 41, would allow the police or any other judicial auxiliary to investigate and arrest online journalists suspected of breaking the law. Ayman Abdel-Nour, the head of the all4syria.org website, which is blocked in Syria, told AFP he though the bill was “very severe” as it would “allow police to enter editorial offices to arrest journalists and seize their computers.”The charge of “publishing mendacious reports liable to weaken the nation’s spirit” is already often used by the authorities against journalists and netizens. The blogger Karim Arbaji, for example, was sentenced to three years in prison in 2007 on this charge.Nidal Maalouf, the editor of the pro-government news website Syria-News, said the bill would place online media under the information ministry’s supervision, which would make it harder to criticise the government and would restrict freedom of expression.Last year, Syria began stepping up censorship of sensitive subjects on the Internet and going after netizens who dared to express themselves freely online. Many topics ignored by the print media, such as a new ban on wearing the niqab (full-face veil) in the universities, have been debated on the Internet.The hundreds of websites currently blocked including social-networking sites, blog platforms, sites that criticise the political situation in Syria or religious matters, “obscene” sites, those dealing with Syria’s Kurdish minority and those based in Israel.Two netizens, Kamal Cheikhou ben Hussein and Tal Al-Mallouhi, are currently detained. Legislation already in place allows the authorities to try a suspect before a military court for a “crime constituting a global danger,” an extremely vague charge that can cover a multitude of activities. The existing press law also bans websites from posting any political content. Bloggers face heavy fines or jail sentences if they are convicted of defamation.Syria was ranked 173rd out of 178 countries in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, a fall of eight places from its ranking in the 2009 index. Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists SyriaMiddle East – North Africa March 12, 2021 Find out more News News Follow the news on Syria News read more
BACOLOD City – Fighting Sen. MannyPacquiao will be here again for the second staging of the Maharlika PilipinasBasketball League. Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya with Sen. Manny Pacquiao and wife Jinkee during the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Lakan Cup match at the University of St. La Salle – Bacolod on September 21, 2019. BACOLOD CITY PIO During his visit, Pacquaio spentaround P1.5 million worth of cash after he randomly gave away P1,000 toresidents./PN Mayor Evelio Leonardia said Pacquiaois scheduled to meet with city hall employees and barangay leaders of GrupoProgreso. Last month, the senator was also hereto support for the Bacolod team as being the city’s adopted son. Pacquiao will support the home courtgame of the Bacolod Master Sardines against Cebu City Sharks around 9 p.m.today at the University of Saint La Salle-Bacolod coliseum. read more
By Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. (July 30) – Kyle Yeack was the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified winner on Fan Appreciation Night Saturday at Willamette Speedway.Rod McCombs was the early race leader but could not keep Yeack in check.Once in front, Yeack pulled away for his second local victory of the season.
Raiders’ Jon Gruden on Antonio Brown: ‘I expect a lot more drama’ from him ESPN reported Brown has filed a grievance with the NFL over changes to its helmet rules, which will prevent him from wearing the helmet model he has used throughout his pro career. That helmet, made by Schutt and since discontinued, is not certified by the National Operating Committee for Standards and Athletic Equipment due to its age, and NFL rules stipulate only NOCSAE-certified helmets can be used. Antonio Brown believes the new helmet that the rules mandate he wears protrudes out and interferes with his vision as he tries to catch football. The Raiders have been sending Brown other approved helmets to try out but, at this time, he is not interested in wearing any of them.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 9, 2019Shortly after that report, NFL Media’s Michael Silver sent a series of tweets addressing Brown’s absence from camp that centered on the helmet issue. He reported Brown has been vocal in his objections to the policy since OTAs, to the point that at one point Brown had his old helmet repainted in Raiders colors. “He’s still freaking out about it,” Silver quoted an anonymous Raiders player as saying. “He hasn’t been here for awhile, and no one knows where he’s at.”Earlier Friday, Pittsburgh NBC affiliate WPXI reported the former Steeler has gone “radio silent” and the Raiders have “zero clue where he is or what the progress of the foot injury is.”While the team has not specifically addressed Brown’s foot or helmet issues, Raiders coach Jon Gruden expressed frustration with Brown’s absence at the start of training camp.”I think we’re all disappointed,” Gruden said (per ESPN). “We think he’s disappointed. We’d like to get the party started. We’d like to get him out here. He’s a big part of the team.”I want the guy out here as soon as possible. I’d like him to never leave and stay in the huddle every play. But life goes on, and you’ve got to continue to work and the other guys got to take advantage of these opportunities, and so far, they have.” Brown started training camp on the non-football injury list with a “minor injury,” and it was later reported that he got frostbite on his feet from a cryotherapy machine after using it “without the proper footwear.”Coverage of his absence has focused on that issue, but reports emerging Friday suggested it was Brown’s head, not his feet, at the heart of his holdout. Related News Antonio Brown injury update: Raiders receiver reportedly got frostbite from cryotherapy machine Raiders owner stands by gist of harsh A’s remarks, but sorry for coarse language Gruden also said he “expects a lot more drama from No. 84” after Brown arrived to camp in a hot-air balloon. Brown was traded from the Steelers to Oakland in March. He led the NFL in touchdown receptions last season with 15 and finished with more than 1,200 receiving yards for the sixth consecutive season.The Raiders open their preseason Saturday against the visiting Rams. Antonio Brown reportedly has informed Raiders officials he will not play for the team unless he can use his old helmet, which is now prohibiited under NFL rules. ESPN reported the ultimatum Friday afternoon among a flurry of news about the wide receiver’s ongoing holdout from Oakland’s training camp in Napa, California. read more
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By Muriel J. SmithHIGHLANDS – There’s no doubt about it. Frankie Montecalvo loves his hometown. And now that he’s the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge GTA Driver’s Champ, he continues to be proud to say he first learned to drive here. And though he’s traveled pretty much around the world racking up points and trophies, he still says Highlands is the best place to come home to.At 24, Montecalvo, son of Frank and Valerie Montecalvo, entered the final round of the Champion battle 195 points ahead of the second place GTA driver. That’s when he knew the trophy was his and he was able to enjoy a less stressful weekend and experiment with the setup of his Mercedes AMG SLS GT3 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The win came after 20 rounds at 11 different iconic circuits across the United States for the DragonSpeed Racing Driver.“Still,” he said in an interview this week, “I can’t even believe it. I had really high hopes coming into the season this year, but never imagined it would have been this good, and that we would be able to actually seal the championship an entire race before the final round. It’s been a great way to come into the series.” He’s also happy since his teammate, Eric Lux, who finished first at Laguna enabled the team to end the season with a DragonSpeed 1-2 finish.Montecalvo said being brought up on the water influenced his decision to race because it gave him the ability to “go quick at any time. I got my boating license very young and was fortunate enough to be able to use that as my gateway to racing.”If the truth be known, it started way before that. Back when Frankie was 2 or 3, his parents got him a go-cart for Christmas. He discovered it in the garage before the big day and he immediately started crying. “My father had put blocks on it because I was too little to reach, and I cried because I thought I’d have to pedal it!”After that, it was jet skis, boats, dirt bikes, motocross, drag racing, a 1973 green Camaro, and a lifelong thrill for speed and endurance. Frankie, who went to Our Lady of Perpetual Help grammar school and St. John Vianney High School, skipped his high school graduation ceremony in order to race at Watkins Glen.And it’s been an almost meteoric rise since that racing debut. Montecalvo partnered with pro-driver Gunnar Jeannette, and the duo snagged two top-10 finishes. He then went on to participate and place in a laundry list of races.￼Montecalvo receiving his trophy for the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge GTA Driver’s Championship.In 2012 Montecalvo and Jeannette teamed up for a WEC campaign in a Ferrari 458, making his debut at the prestigious 24 hours Le Mans in France. By 2013, the Montecalvo/ Jeannette team, in the #51 RAM Racing Ferrari 458, made it four times to the top in the European LeMans Series.Back in the states, the team took honors several times, finishing the 2014 season with a third place finish at the prestigious Petit Le Mans.Now in his fifth season of racing, Montecalvo is humble and appreciative of his victories, sharing honors with everyone around him. “I can’t thank my DragonSpeed team and teammates enough for giving me such a consistent car weekend after weekend and for all of the support throughout the season,” he said. “And the same goes to my parents, family, friends and sponsors. I couldn’t have done it without the love and support from each and every one of them.”A major sponsor of the Dragon Speed team is Bayshore Recycling, the family-owned business his parents started on a shoestring and grew to one of the most dynamic and vertically integrated recycling facilities in the United States. Termed the “Mega-Mall of Recycling” by the NJ DEP and US , the facility recycles everything from concrete from parking lots to consumer electronics like computers and televisions. When he’s not on the road, Frankie is there with his parents and sister Nicole doing whatever has to be done at the facility. When he’s in the racecar, the name Bayshore Family of Recycling is emblazoned across the front of his vehicle and his shirts as one of his many sponsors.With this season behind him, Montecalvo is already looking towards next year when he will be racing in the European Le Mans series in a LMP2 Class with Dragon Speed Racing based out of Florida, a plan that includes racing in seven different countries. He’ll be teaming up with Henrik Hedmund and another driver, and said that while it’s been a couple of years since he raced in the ELMS, “I’m excited to get another opportunity to race in that championship and especially in an LMP2 car.”Unmarried and still living in Highlands, Montecalvo readily admits racing is still a risky business, but is quick to point out that safety and motorsports have come a long way in the last 10 years. While there are still tragedies in a sport where speeds go upwards of 200 mph, many safety measures are being created to prevent future tragedies. Racing is a mental sport, he explains, noting the stress of knowing not only where you the driver is at, but also who are the drivers around you, whether they are new or experienced, dare devils or practical. It’s important to trust your mechanics, he added, an advantage he has, he says, with the team with whom he works. It’s important for a driver to have determination, too, he stressed, and to be able to hone the skills of driving. He laughs when he admits it was his mother who first taught him how to drive a stick shift while his dad taught him the mechanics of a vehicle. Today, after seeing a horrific crash involving Frankie… one he walked away from because of safety features in the vehicles… he said his mom watches all the preliminaries, but “when the race starts, she has to look away.”“I just can’t stress enough how great it was being a part of the Pirelli World Challenge Championship this year. Being able to run with some of the older, more experienced guys in the GT Class was such a great learning experience, and I‘m truly honored to say that I was able to race with those guys.”The thrill of European racing in 2016 is hampered just a tiny bit by Montecalvo’s love of a racing presence in the United States. “GT racing here in America is something I want to continue doing for as long as I can. Even without current plans to race here next year, I’m hoping I’ll be able to race in a couple of U.S. races, or maybe even a full season. Until then, I’m going to enjoy a little time back at home with my family and friends, but I’ll definitely be looking forward to getting back to the racetrack.” read more
The Nelson Leafs rallied from a two-goal deficit to edge the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4-3 and force a Game six Friday in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff series.The KIJHL’s regular season scoring champion, Jamie Vlanich, netted the winner midway through the third period during Game five of the series Thursday before 876 fans at the NDCC Arena.The goal by Vlanich, his third of the playoffs, was unassisted.The Hawks still lead the best-of-seven Murdoch Final series 3-2.Puck drop for Game six in Fruitvale is 7:30 p.m.If a Game seven is required, it will be played Saturday night in Nelson with a 7 p.m. start time.Beaver Valley held a 1-0 lead after the opening period when Riley Brandt the scored on the power play, 19 seconds after Kyle Clayton was sent off for slashing. The Hawks increased the lead to 2-0 nine minutes into the second when Ryan Edwards backhanded a harmless shot past Leaf goalie Patrick Zubick.However, instead of then burying the Leafs, the Hawks allowed Nelson back into the game by taking foolish penalties.Adam Hodge jumped on a Brett Clarke rebound, stuffing the loose puck into the vacant net for Nelson’s first power play marker before Carsen Willans scored his first of two in the period.The second goal by Willans happened again on the power play as Russell Mortlock was in the penalty box for sucker punching Leaf captain Darnel St. Pierre.The three goals came in a two-minute span to give the Leafs a 3-2 advantage.However, before the period ended Mitch Foyle tied the game at 3-3 setting the stage for a wild third period.Shots were 31-31 in the game.Zubick, shelled for four goals in the Hawks 7-0 shellacking of Nelson in Game three, has been solid the past two games, registering his second win of the series for Nelson.The Castlegar Rebels goalie has been the Leaf starter throughout the series with both of Nelson’s netminders, Brad Rebagliati and Adam Maida out of the lineup due to injury.Clarke took the loss for the Hawks.SERIES NOTES: Beaver Valley was playing without the services of KIJHL leading scorer Dallas Calvin, out of the lineup with a lower body injury. . . .Hawks also lost the services of Andrew Clark, who left the game in the first period after being stapled to the boards by Darnel St. Pierre . . . .Leafs Robson Cramer sat out his second of his three-game suspension for a match penalty from Game three. . . . After being shutout in Games three and four in Fruitvale, Nelson’s leading playoff scorer Carsen Willans came back in a big way Thursday scoring twice to boost his post-season total to 15 points, two behind the new KIJHL leader Aaron Azevedo of Osoyoos. Azevedo has two points in the Coyotes game Thursday against North Okanagan to leapfrog over Calvin in the scoring race. read more
The Brothers Curry emerged from their conference finals matchup with their familial ties unscathed.But there was a close call in Game 4 on Monday night.Stephen’s Warriors were leading Seth’s Trail Blazers three games to none in the series. Game 4 was a 111-111 tie with mere seconds left in regulation. Steph had the ball and was using those fleet feet of his to relocate the corner for a 3-pointer. He got there, but he shuffled his feet in doing so.Seth was on the Blazers’ bench, with a …
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