What makes Christmas movies so popular

first_img Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Christmas 2019By S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate, Hamilton CollegeIf you are one of those people who will settle in this evening with a hot cup of apple cider to watch a holiday movie, you are not alone. Holiday movies have become firmly embedded in Americans’ winter celebrations.The New York Times reports a massive increase in new holiday movies this year. Disney, Netflix, Lifetime and Hallmark are now in direct competition for viewers’ attention, with both new releases and reruns of the classics.Holiday movies are so popular not simply because they are “escapes,” as my research on the relation between religion and cinema argues. Rather, these films offer viewers a glimpse into the world as it is could be.Christmas movies as a reflectionThis is particularly true with Christmas movies.In his 2016 book “Christmas as Religion,” the religious studies scholar Christopher Deacy states that Christmas movies act as a “barometer of how we might want to live and how we might see and measure ourselves.”These movies offer a variety of portraits of everyday life while affirming ethical values and social mores along the way.The 1946 classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” – about a man who longs to travel but remains stuck in his childhood town – represent visions of a community in which every citizen is a vital component.Another movie commonly replayed this time of year is 2005’s “The Family Stone” which portrays the clashes of a mostly average family but shows viewers that quarrels can be worked through and harmony is possible.The 2003 British holiday film “Love Actually,” which follows the lives of eight couples in London, brings to viewers the perennial theme of romance and the trials of relationships.Holiday films create alternate realities that provide us solace.DGLimages/ShutterstockMovie watching as a ritual practiceAs holiday movies bring viewers into a fictional world, people are able to work through their own fears and desires about self-worth and relationships. Such movies can provide solace, reaffirmation and sometimes even courage to continue working through difficult situations. The movies offer hope in believing it all might turn out alright in the end.When people see some part of their own lives unfold on screen, the act of viewing operates in a fashion that’s strikingly similar to how a religious ritual works.As anthropologist Bobby Alexander explains, rituals are actions that transform people’s everyday lives. Rituals can open up “ordinary life to an ultimate reality or some transcendent being or force,” he writes in the collection “Anthropology of Religion.”For example, for Jews and Christians, ritually observing the Sabbath day by sharing meals with family and not working connects them with the creation of the world. Prayer rituals in the Muslim, Christian and Jewish traditions connect those praying with their God, as well as with their fellow believers.Holiday movies do something similar, except that the “transcendent force” they make viewers feel is not about God or another supreme being. Instead, this force is more secular: It’s the power of family, true love, the meaning of home or the reconciliation of relationships.Movies create an idealized worldTake the case of the 1942 musical “Holiday Inn.” It was one of the first movies – after the silent era’s various versions of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” – where the plot used Christmas as a backdrop, telling the story of a group of entertainers who have gathered at a country inn.In reality, it was a deeply secular film about romantic interests, couched in a desire to sing and dance. When it was released, the United States had been fully involved in the World War II for a year and national spirits were not high.A still from the film, ‘White Christmas.Classic Film/Flickr, CC BY-NCThe movie hasn’t endured as a classic. But Bing Crosby’s song “White Christmas,” which appeared in it, quickly became etched in the holiday consciousness of many Americans, and a 1954 film called “White Christmas” became better known.As historian Penne Restad puts it in her 1995 book “Christmas in America,” Crosby’s crooning offers the “quintessential expression” of the holidays, a world which “has no dark side” – one in which “war is forgotten.”In subsequent Christmas movies, the main plots have not been set in the context of war, yet there is nonetheless often a battle: that of overcoming a materialistic, gift-buying and gift-giving kind of holiday.Movies like “Jingle all the Way,” “Deck the Halls” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” center around the idea that the true meaning of Christmas is not in rampant consumerism but in goodwill and family love.Dr. Seuss’s famously grouchy Grinch thinks he can ruin Christmas by taking all the gifts away. But as the people gather together, giftless, they join hands and sing while the narrator tells viewers, “Christmas came anyway.”A scene from the 1966 TV movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”“All’s right with the world”Though Christmas is a Christian holiday, most holiday films are not religious in the traditional sense. There is hardly ever a mention of Jesus or the biblical setting of his birth.As media studies scholar John Mundy writes in a 2008 essay, “Christmas and the Movies,” “Hollywood movies continue to construct Christmas as an alternative reality.”These movies create on-screen worlds that kindle positive emotions while offering a few laughs.“A Christmas Story,” from 1983, waxes nostalgic for childhood holidays when life seemed simpler and the desire for a Red Ryder air rifle was the most important thing in the world. The plot of 2003’s “Elf” centers on the quest to reunite with a lost father.In the end, as the narrator says late in “A Christmas Story” – after the family has overcome a serious of risible mishaps, the presents have been unwrapped and they’ve gathered for Christmas goose – these are times when “all’s right with the world.”S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Cinema and Media Studies, by special appointment, Hamilton College. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  TAGSChristmas 2019Christmas MoviesThe Conversation Previous articleWildlife Conservation Bill would bring millions to FloridaNext articleSwallowed by an anaconda? Do not panic! Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! 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House Van Leeuwen / Jagerjanssen Architects BNA

first_img Houses ArchDaily Architects: Jagerjanssen Architects BNA Area Area of this architecture project House Van Leeuwen / Jagerjanssen Architects BNASave this projectSaveHouse Van Leeuwen / Jagerjanssen Architects BNA Year:  The Netherlands CopyHouses•Meppel, The Netherlands House Van Leeuwen / Jagerjanssen Architects BNA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/329801/house-van-leeuwen-jagerjanssen-architects-bna Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Ossip Architectuurfotografie+ 13 Sharecenter_img 2012 “COPY” Projects Photographs Photographs:  Ossip Architectuurfotografie Area:  221 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/329801/house-van-leeuwen-jagerjanssen-architects-bna Clipboard CopyAbout this officeJagerjanssen Architects BNAOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMeppelHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on February 11, 2013Cite: “House Van Leeuwen / Jagerjanssen Architects BNA” 11 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!Courtesy of Ossip ArchitectuurfotografieText description provided by the architects. This private house was built for a Dutch family.It’s distinctive shape both stands out and suits well in this area of Meppel with rather traditional and conventional architecture.Save this picture!Courtesy of Ossip ArchitectuurfotografieThe shape was conceived by making some subtle alterations to the basic shape of the house: the introduction of a kink in one of the facades which extends directly to a sloping ridge resulted in a dynamic and seemingly complex shape.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow less3rd International Green Roof Congress 2013ArticlesMulti-Functional Headquarters of Edel AG Competition Entry / Barcode Architects & Ha…Articles Sharelast_img read more

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Who are the top 30 charity CEOs on social media?

first_img  79 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Who are the top 30 charity CEOs on social media? Matt Collins added:“Whilst there is much to celebrate, we know from our work that some charity leaders are understandably still nervous about getting started with social media. Our guide is here to help them”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 22 November 2013 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Digital Management Research / statistics LinkedIn has its index of the 30 best CEOs who use social media. Noting there was no charity sector version, digital communications consultants Zoe Amar and Matt Collins set out to create one.The results were announced last night at an event for charity leaders hosted by the Brook and sponsored by The Access Group.Their report on the top 30 charity CEOs on social media is designed to celebrate and showcase best practice amongst charity CEOs. The list was drawn up from 117 nominations which were judged by a panel of experienced charity digital staff, namely Simon Blake, CEO of Brook, Lucy Caldicott, Director of Fundraising at CLIC Sargent, Danielle Atkinson, Head of Merlin Fundraising integration at Save the Children and Kirsty Stephenson, Digital Strategist at Child’s i Foundation.The top 30 are listed, appropriately enough, in infographic format.Source: http://zoeamar.com/2013/11/22/the-top-30-charity-ceos-on-social-media/Social media guide for charity leadersAs as result of their research, Amar and Collins have published a free guide to help charity leaders use social media more effectively. It includes advice from digital thought leaders such as Simon Blake, CEO of Brook, Alex Swallow, CEO of the Small Charities’ Coalition and Ben Matthews, Head of Communications at FutureGov.Zoe Amar said:“The breadth of charities represented in the top 30 shows how a growing number of CEOs are using social media as a tool to build support for their organisations in a challenging climate.” Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Soccer earns third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance

first_imgFacebook Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin The NCAA announced the 64-team tournament field Monday afternoon. Photo by Jack Wallace What to watch during quarantine Eric Bell said his team is “hungry” and ready for Friday’s matchup against BYU. Photo by Jack WallaceThe team held a watch party for the selection show and familiar faces from the TCU Athletics community were on-hand to support. Men’s basketball head coach Jamie Dixon, volleyball head coach Jill Kramer and women’s golf head coach Angie Ravaioli-Larkin were in attendance at the Stuart Family Courtside Club Monday.“Turning around and seeing all of the coaches here, it helps so much knowing we have so much support,” said senior forward McKenzie Oliver. “It’s an awesome feeling that over the past three years, our support system keeps getting bigger and bigger as our success gets better.”The club’s first-ever NCAA appearance came in 2016, falling 1-0 to Texas A&M in Fort Worth. Last season, the Frogs lost to Arizona in Tucson in heartbreaking fashion, 2-1.The Big 12’s third-place team is confident in their ability to win under the lights of Garvey-Rosenthal, posting a 7-1-2 record in front of their home crowd this season.“We will need a home-field advantage,” Bell said. “BYU is a good team and they’ll be a worthy opponent. Having home field advantage will get us over the edge.”First-year forwards Messiah Bright and Maddy Warren have contributed heavily to the team’s offensive production this season. Bright, the Co-Big 12 Freshman of the Year, has recorded five goals and 11 points on the season and Warren is tied with senior forward Kayla Hill for the team lead in goals with six. Warren leads the team with 16 points.Maddy Warren (right) leads the team with 16 points on the season. Photo by Jack WallaceSophomore goalie Emily Alvarado has six shutouts on the season and holds a .820 save percentage and a 0.85 goals against average.Sophomore midfielder Yazmeen Ryan, a first-team all-conference selection, led the team with 9 points in Big 12 play.“For me being through this for three seasons now, the whole message is to have fun as we go because you never know when our season is going to end,” Oliver said.The Horned Frogs serve as a first-round host for the second time in three seasons. Kickoff against BYU is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.The winner of the contest will face the winner of the Texas A&M-North Texas game at a site to be determined. Twitter I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years + posts Both teams faced one common opponent this season: the Santa Clara Broncos. The Horned Frogs lost to the Broncos 3-0 on Sept. 13 while the Cougars defeated Santa Clara, 2-0 Oct. 27. ReddIt Twitter Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean ReddIt Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ printFor the third consecutive season, TCU Soccer will participate in the NCAA Tournament.The NCAA announced the 64-team field during their annual selection show Monday afternoon. The Horned Frogs are matched-up with the Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougars.“It’s important we show a level of consistency with our play and winning games and getting to the NCAA Tournament,” said TCU head coach Eric Bell. “Every year we’ve gotten a little bit better. I’m happy with our progress but still looking for more as we move into the tournament.”Led by junior forward Elise Flake, BYU, an automatic bid to the tournament from the West Coast Conference, finished the regular season and conference tournament with a 13-4-1 record, including a record of 8-1 in conference play.Flake has recorded 31 points on the season, 15 goals and six assists. Goalkeeper Sabrina Davis boasts a goal against average of 1.02 and a .762 save percentage. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleHoroscope: November 6, 2018Next articleTips and tricks for advising season Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCUlast_img read more

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Jobs saved

first_imgLocal backlash over Aer Lingus threat Previous articleMother-of-five stages Council sit-inNext article€320,000 award for crash victim who avoided foxes Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSfeaturedFine GaelSenator Tony MulcahyShannonTransaero NewsLocal NewsJobs savedBy Alan Jacques – April 23, 2015 661 Facebook THE Shannon-based Transaero aircraft maintenance firm has emerged from High Court protection after a three-month period of examinership succeeded in saving the jobs of 230 employees and 40 contract workers. Congratulating the company’s management and staff, local Fine Gael Senator Tony Mulcahy said it was a hugely positive story as it secured the future of a significant aircraft maintenance facility but also gave confidence to other operators considering investment in Shannon. “It is important that Transaero’s customers and suppliers are also acknowledged for their support for the company. This important Shannon operation can move forward with confidence and I am particularly delighted that job security has now been confirmed.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR No vaccines in Limerick yet WhatsApp Printcenter_img Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Email Linkedin Twitter Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? New high-end jobs for Shannonlast_img read more

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To Punish For Contempt, Court Has To Show Comments ‘Substantially Interfered With Administration Of Justice’ :Dhavan Tells SC In Bhushan Case

first_imgTop StoriesTo Punish For Contempt, Court Has To Show Comments ‘Substantially Interfered With Administration Of Justice’ :Dhavan Tells SC In Bhushan Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK20 Aug 2020 4:38 AMShare This – xTo punish for contempt, the court has to show that the comments “substantially interfered with the administration of justice”, submitted Rajeev Dhavan, Senior Advocate, before the Supreme Court in the sentence hearing in the contempt case against Advocate Prashant Bhushan.Appearing for Bhushan, Dhavan referred to Section 13(1) of the Contempt of Courts Act.13. Contempts not punishable in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginTo punish for contempt, the court has to show that the comments “substantially interfered with the administration of justice”, submitted Rajeev Dhavan, Senior Advocate, before the Supreme Court in the sentence hearing in the contempt case against Advocate Prashant Bhushan.Appearing for Bhushan, Dhavan referred to Section 13(1) of the Contempt of Courts Act.13. Contempts not punishable in certain cases.—Notwithstanding anything contained in any law for the time being in force,— (a) no court shall impose a sentence under this Act for a contempt of court unless it is satisfied that the contempt is of such a nature that it substantially interferes, or tends substantially to interfere with the due course of justice; (b) the court may permit, in any proceeding for contempt of court, justification by truth as a valid defence if it is satisfied that it is in public interest and the request for invoking the said defence is bona fide.”It is not enough that there should be some technical contempt. It must be shown that the act of contempt must “substantially interfere with the administration of justice. It is not enough for the court to say that the remarks as scurrilous and all. The Court has to state that the comments have “substantially interfered with the administration justice.As some commentator has said, how can a comment about CJI seated on a bike affect the administration of justice”, Dhavan submitted before a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari.He submitted that the August 14 judgment pronouncing Bhushan guilty of contempt of court did not state how his tweets “substantially interfered with the administration of justice”.Next, he referred to Section 13(2) of the Contempt of Courts Act to state that ‘truth was a defence’.He stressed that Bhushan had given elaborate justifications for his tweets in his 400-odd page reply affidavit. However, the bench did not consider the reply affidavit in it verdict, he said.At his juncture, Justice  Gavai replied that Dushyant Dave (who had appeared for Bhushan in the contempt case) only referred to the earlier part of the affidavit, which was considered in the judgment and did not rely on the other parts of the affidavit.”Dave had only taken us to page 40 of the affidavit and did not refer to the other parts”, Justice Gavai said.In response, Dhavan clarified what Dave said was that it would be embarrassing to read the other portions of the affidavit.Dhavan says that what Dave said was that it would be embarrassing to read the other portions of the affidavit.#Bhushan #prashanthbhushan #contemptofcourt#SupremeCourt— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 20, 2020As Dhavan started to refer to the averments in the reply affidavit, Justice Mishra told him ,”Dr. Dhavan why you are entering into all this? I request you. Think over. If you invite us to read all this, we will have to decide all this. We will have to decide if it is a defence or an aggravation. You might be thinking it is a defence”.Justice Mishra also requested not “to take names”, when Dhavan started reading out portions from the affidavit with respect to his tweet dealing with four CJIs,Dhavan said that two factors were relevant while considering the sentence :1. Nature of the comments- there are already public discussions about the working of judiciary in recent times.2. Nature of the person.Dhavan referred to several cases of public interest fought by Prashant Bhushan such as coal scam case, Orissa mining cases, police reforms cases, powers of CVC/CBI, anti-corruption cases, 2G cases, RTI cases.Justice Mishra said “we are quite impressed by the list( of cases fought by Bhushan pro bono)”. This will weigh in your favour (with respect to sentencing)”Dhavan also emphasized that the views of Bhushan were “echoed and supported” by several prominent public personalities including retired judges and asked “are they in contempt also?”While concluding the hearing on the sentence today, the Court also said it will grant two-three days time to Prashant Bhushan to “reconsider” the statement made by him before the Court today, justifying his tweets.”My tweets were nothing but a small attempt to discharge what I considered to be my highest duty at this juncture in the history of our republic. I did not tweet in a fit of absence mindedness. It would be insincere and contemptuous on my part to offer an apology for the tweets that expressed what was and continues to be my bonafide belief. Therefore, I can only humbly paraphrase what the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi had said in his trial: I do not ask for mercy. I do not appeal to magnanimity. I am here, therefore, to cheerfully submit to any penalty that can lawfully be inflicted upon me for what the Court has determined to be an offence, and what appears to me to be the highest duty of a citizen”, he said.I believe that open criticism is necessary in any democracy to safeguard the constitutional order. Saving the constitutional order should come about personal or professional interests. My tweets were a small attempt to discharge what I consider my highest duty : Bhushan— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) August 20, 2020The bench was not appreciative of the statement and asked Bhushan if he would like to reconsider it. The bench also asked Attorney General about granting time to Bhushan to reconsider the statement. AG agreed that time can be given to him.However, Bhushan stood by the statement and said that it was “well considered and well thought of”. He said that granting time “will not serve any purpose” as “it was unlikely” that he will change it.Nevertheless, the bench said that it will give him two or three days for him to reconsider the statement. Justice Mishra remarked that the Court will have to consider if Bhushan’s statement was “a defence or an aggravation”.  At the beginning of the hearing, the bench dismissed the application moved by Bhushan seeking to defer the hearing on the ground that he intended to file review.”Sentence hearing is consequential to the conviction. Both can be reviewed, right?Can you say that consequential order cannot be passed? Judgment will be complete when it is totally pronounced”, Justice Mishra told Dushyant Dave, who appeared in the application.”In the event we impose any punishment, we assure you that it will not be activated until the review is decided’, Justice Mishra assured.Attorney General for India, K K Venugopal, requested the bench to not punish Bhushan.Complete updates from the hearing may be read here.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Dunfanaghy PO closure to go ahead after appeal fails

first_img By News Highland – November 13, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews It’s been confirmed that the closure of Dunfanaghy Post Office will go ahead after an appeal failed.The Independent Reviewers appointed under the appeals mechanism have upheld An Post’s decision by the company to close the branch.It follows joint meeting arranged by the Glenties Municipal District Cathaoirleach Cllr John Sheamuis O’Fearraigh and Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill to campaign for the facility’s retention.Cllr O’Fearraigh says he’s disappointed, but not surprised…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/dunfan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.>* Google+ Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Dunfanaghy PO closure to go ahead after appeal fails Facebook Previous articlePublic meeting to discuss asylum seekers’ arrival in MovilleNext articleED at LUH “very busy” as 30 people await in-patient beds News Highland Twitter Twitterlast_img read more

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Smith brings awareness to Indian heritage

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Fall Extravaganza held tonight The Colley Senior Complex doesn’t typically have a fall fundraiser, but this year, its doing one better — a Fall… read more By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “The gourd dance will be performed before the grand entry,” Smith said.“The gourd dance is the blessing of the circle. The grand entry features all of the dancers in their native costumes and veterans – all veterans – will follow the flags.”Smith said the flags include the American flag and the Eagle staff and the POW/MIA and the DAV flags.The festival will include individual non-competitive dancing, competitive dancing and stomp and pow-wow dancing.“Stomp dancing and pow-wow dancing are different in that stomp dancing is done with shakers and rattlers and pow-wow dancing is done with drums,” Smith said. “Flute music will be by Marcia Johnston and she is extremely talented. Everyone will enjoy her beautiful music.”All nine Alabama tribes will be included in the historical exhibits, which are all informative and educational.Admission to the American Indian History Month Festival is $10 for adults.Children five and under are admitted free. Skip Smith brings awareness to Indian heritage Sonya Smith was born into an Indian family.She is proud of her heritage, however, there was a time when many Native Americans tried to conceal their heritage but that is changing.“It was not until 1972 that Native Americans could own land,” said Smith, who is a graduate student at Troy University. There are nine tribes in Alabama – the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama, Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama, Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe, Star Clan of Muscogee Creeks, Cher-O-Creek Intra Tribal Indians, Mowa Band of Choctaw Indians, Piqua Shawnee Tribe and United Cherokee Ani-Yun Wiya Nation.“Nearly 44,000 people of Native American heritage live in Alabama,” Smith said.“So there is a lot of interest in the Native American culture from those of us those who share that heritage and those whose heritage is from other cultures.”The American Indian History Month Festival will feature the grand entry, flute music, dancing, historical tribal exhibits and storytelling. Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 21, 2009 Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… “The land that my family owns was acquired as sharecroppers. But I’m extremely proud of my Native American heritage and do all that I can to raise public awareness about our culture and our traditions.”Smith is the event organizer for the American Indian History Month Festival, which is from 4:30 until 10 p.m. tonight at the Dothan Civic Center.This is the second annual festival and is sponsored by the Center for Community Advancement in Dothan. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Articlelast_img read more

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Fox in New Jersey that bit five, sent three to hospital, is killed: Police

first_imgRT-Images/iStock(GLEN RIDGE, N.J.) — New Jersey police on Tuesday morning killed a red fox believed to have been attacking people since Friday.Three of the five people attacked by the animal were hospitalized, the Glen Ridge Police Department told ABC News.When Glen Ridge Police first responded to a report of an animal bite Friday around 9:15 a.m., it turned out to be from a fox.As Bloomfield Animal Control and Glen Ridge officers were searching for the fox, two more attacks were reported, authorities said.The fox wasn’t found until Tuesday morning, when officers spotted the animal on New Jersey Transit train tracks. While officers were tracking the animal, the fox turned and “attempted to attack one of the officers” and was euthanized on the spot, police said.The fox was taken in to be tested for rabies, police said. The N.J. division of Fish & Wildlife said red foxes are present throughout the state, and the Glen Ridge Police Department reminded residents to “take caution” when encountering wildlife.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Catastrophic flooding for parts of Midwest, new storm to bring snow to the West

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — In just 48 hours, parts of Mid-Michigan got hit with more than 8 inches of rain forcing local rivers to record levels, bursting dams and producing catastrophic flooding.Tittabawassee River rose so high that the Sanford and Edenville dams failed causing flooding to towns further downstream.Secord and Smallwood dams have high water flow and are also being watched closely Wednesday morning for possible overflow.Also, the Illinois River in Illinois is in major flooding at the moment and some parts of the river are continuing to rise.Finally, the same storm system also brought more than a half a foot of rain Tuesday to western North Carolina where flash flooding was reported.Take a look at all the red spots on the map above — these are all flood warnings on rivers and streams in the Midwest and parts of the South, from Arkansas to Michigan and down to the Carolinas.A Flood Watch continues from Ohio to the Carolinas Wednesday morning.The stubborn storm system that brought all the rain to the Great Lakes will slowly slide southeast over the next few days and heavy rain is expected for the Carolinas and Virginia where flash flooding is possible.Meanwhile, a new storm system is hitting the West and western Plains with severe weather and snow.On Wednesday, severe weather will stretch from Montana down to Texas with damaging winds and huge hail being the biggest threat and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.In addition, up to 14 inches of snow will be possible in the Rockies over the next 48 hours.Also, in parts of Idaho, Washington and Oregon, up to 2 inches of additional rain could fall and produce flooding. A Flood Watch has been issued for the area.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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