first_imgSaint Mary’s students partook in a roundtable discussion to reflect on women’s limited depiction in the media after a public screening of the 2011 documentary “MissRepresentation” in the Student Center Wednesday evening.Jessica Richmond, a senior social work and political science major, facilitated the screening and following discussion.Richmond said she applied for the Dooley Grant last spring in order to screen the film.“The Dooley Grants are for Saint Mary’s students who find their passion in justice education issues,” Richmond said. “I am interested in redefining feminism and eliminating the derogatory persona it’s associated with.”Richmond said she watched “MissRepresentation” for the first time in one of Dr. Sonalini Sapra’s political science classes and couldn’t get enough.“I’ve probably watched it 10 times since,” she said.Richmond said she felt compelled to share the film and its message with as many members of the Saint Mary’s community as possible.“My goal is to educate people to simply think about this issue,” Richmond said.Bri O’Brien, a junior also awarded the Dooley Grant for a project regarding ethical consumption, said just thinking about feminism seems to be an obstacle even some women struggle to overcome.“[The misogynist mindset] seems inherent,” O’Brien said. “Are [people] aware that they are embracing patriarchy?”O’Brien said this embrace is especially apparent in women’s perceptions of other women in political power.“Look at Hillary and Sarah Palin and how they are labeled as the ‘bitch’ and ‘the dumb one,’” O’Brien said. “What’s so crazy about seeing women in power?”Sophomore Emma English said men are more likely to discredit women when they classify the physical aspects of the female sex — periods and pregnancy — as handicaps.Junior Anna Gainey said both men and women are hormonal but a violent surge in testosterone is more socially acceptable than premenstrual syndrome (PMS).“If boys act uninhibited, they’re told ‘boys will be boys,’” Gainey said. “Boys are excused from doing impulsive things. If women do something impulsive they are deemed incompetent.”English said the media’s influence exacerbates the double standard on a personal and public level.“You can’t be what you can’t see,” English said. “We grow up thinking of certain jobs — firefighter, policeman — as masculine careers.”Sophomore Emily Rush said she wanted to know if the United States is the only country struggling with the media’s portrayal of women.“I wonder what our standard of beauty would be if Hollywood was in another country?” Rush asked.Gainey said depictions of hyper-effeminate women in anime suggest that patriarchy pervades Japan, or at least Japanese culture.“All the girls in manga look like they are literally eight years old,” Gainey said. “And they’re all drooling over men who are at least 18.”Richmond said this plotline was emblematic of the misogynistic idea that women are accessories to men.“Women are ornamental,” she said. “Women have forever been seen as an ornamental piece that belongs to men.”Richmond said women who claim the feminist movement asks for “too much, too fast, too soon” perpetuate oppression onto their own gender.Richmond said she looks forward to “The Mask You Live In,” another documentary set to be released in 2015 that explores the patriarchal media’s affect on boys and men in American society.“I doubt that Wabash, an all boys school, discusses these issues,” English said. “They should be.”Tags: Dooley Grant, female image, MissRepresentationlast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “Development impacts response times, and the population – and number of drivers – is booming,” he said. “The freeways are a mess already, but my goal is to make sure we work with the surrounding agencies to plan adequately. We have to have a unified force to make sure everything works smoothly. Staffing for each office is set by the Legislature, and the impending arrival of communities such as Newhall Ranch near the Ventura County line and Centennial near Gorman doesn’t mean Bernard will get more officers. Currently, his command includes 79 uniformed officers and nine civilian staffers. The office is responsible for law enforcement from the Ventura County line to the west, the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway to the south, Red Rover Mine Road to the east and a combination of the Kern County line and Highway 138 at 220th Avenue to the north. In the Santa Clarita city limits, the CHP also works pockets of unincorporated areas. Part of his command means working with state budgets – and its limitations as well. “The Highway Patrol is in good shape. The governor and Legislature have recognized the job we’re doing and we’ve gained some funding,” he said. NEWHALL – Steve Bernard misses the beat, but loves the neighborhood. The new commander of the California Highway Patrol’s Newhall office was settling in this week to his new digs, in an office very familiar to the 27-year lawman who had been stationed there twice before. “I remember working the 14,” he reminisced of days in the late 1970s patrolling the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway. “It was just you and your black-and-white. In the old days, this was wilderness area. People in the valley talked about the cowboys and cowgirls and the great outdoors up here, but now, this is the place to be.” Although the Newhall beat has changed significantly in the last 20 years, Bernard is ready to deal with the growth and responsibility. “The bad news is inflation and taking on more responsibility and more programs, such as national security concerns we didn’t have before 9-11. We also have a lot of outreach programs such as the car seats, Sober Graduation and Every 15 Minutes.” Bernard is a firm believer that proactive programs help everyone in the long run and has seen statistics bear out that belief. “When we are understaffed, we become reactive and all we can do is response to calls for service,” he said. “If we are working with adequate staff and doing outreach programs, those calls go down because we’re out there in the community.” Bernard started out as a patrol officer in Glendale and worked his way up the ranks with assignments at division headquarters near downtown L.A., the West Valley and Hayward offices, stopping in Newhall for two tours of duty. Last year he went to the Ukiah office in Mendocino County to succeed Capt. Eileen Conley, who was being transferred to run the Newhall office. Through all the moves, Bernard maintained a home in Valencia. He gives credit to his wife, Leilani, for her patience with all the transfers. “I promised her if Newhall ever opened up again, I’d apply for it,” he said. When Conley was named assistant chief of the agency’s Southern Division last fall, he saw his opportunity. And now, he’s promised both the boss at home and the bosses in Sacramento, he’s home to stay. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgBBC News posted an article updating the story of Homo florensiensis, the so-called “Hobbit Man” miniature-human fossil (see 10/27/2004).  Opponents of the “missing link” interpretation are becoming more ardent in their claim that the fossils represent diseased modern humans with a condition known as microcephaly.  The discoverers are not convinced.Wait for this story to play out before jumping to conclusions.  If like most early man claims, it will be debunked in time.  Never be swayed by initial claims.  Wait for “the rest of the story.”(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgDrive.ai and Lyft have announced a partnership to test self-driving cars in the San Francisco Bay Area. The trial will look into how Lyft can optimize the passenger experience, and expand Drive.ai’s technical capabilities with thousands of autonomous miles.Lyft has made a few big self-driving announcements in the past few months, including a research partnership with nuTonomy and the launch of its own self-driving division.See Also: Waymo could be a $70 billion business, says Morgan Stanley“We’re committed to improving people’s lives with the world’s best transportation,” said Taggart Matthiesen, senior director of product of Lyft. “We’re thrilled to partner with Drive.ai to pilot self-driving cars in the Bay Area, and together help shape the future of transportation and ultimately the future of our communities.”Drive.ai is looking to “develop a roadmap for broader commercialization” during the trial. The startup is currently building a retrofit kit, making the deployment of a self-driving system much cheaper for automakers or taxi services.Still someone in driver’s seatLike all tests in California, an engineer will be inside the Drive.ai vehicle at all times, to take over when necessary.“Self-driving cars have the potential to save lives, reshape cities, and dramatically benefit the environment. Pilot programs like this are vital to build awareness and familiarity with autonomous vehicle technology, and Drive.ai is committed to working with great businesses like Lyft in order to do so,” said Drive.ai CEO Sameep Tandon.Lyft has seen its market share rise over the past few months in the U.S., as Uber struggles to move past a series of setbacks. The second largest ride-sharing company holds between 20 and 30 percent of the market, peaking at 40 percent in San Francisco, according to data from The Information.That growth in market share may have pushed Lyft to become more focused on self-driving. Before 2017, it looked likely that Lyft would work exclusively with General Motors, at one point the two companies even discussed an acquisition. Tags:#Autonomous#Bay Area#Drive.AI#driverless#Lyft#ride-sharing#San Francisco#Self-Driving#taxi For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…center_img Related Posts David Curry 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

first_imgThe 34-year-old woman, who accused actor Karan Oberoi of rape and extortion, was attacked last week (Saturday) by two people riding a sports bike, while she was taking a morning walk. It has emerged that the attack was masterminded by her lawyer Ali Kaashif Khan, the police told The Times of India.A case was registered against two unidentified people under section 324 (Voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and other relevant sections. According to the complaint, the pillion rider on the sports bike slashed the victim’s hand with a sharp object. He also threatened her of an acid attack, following which he threw a sheet of paper on the road and asked the victim to read it.The attackers all of whom are students were identified as brothers Zishan Ansari (23) and Altamash (22), Jithin Santosh Kurian (22) and Arafat Ahmed Ali (21). The police told the publication that Ali is a distant relative of the victim’s lawyer and during the interrogation confessed that he had “assigned them the task of threatening his client for money.”The police is looking for the lawyer Ali Kaashif Khan and an accomplice.A police officer told The Times of India, “The motive behind the attack will be clear only after the lawyer is arrested. The lawyer’s name cropped up after one of the four arrested men said that it was the lawyer who had discussed the attack with them and paid them some money. The planning was done four-five days before the attack. The attackers were given a proper daily schedule of the victim’s morning walk. Accordingly, Zishan, who is doing his BCom, and his brother Altamash, who is pursuing BMM, planned the attack while Ali rode the two-wheeler belonging to Zishan and Kurian slashed at the victim’s arm before he threw the paper scribbled with the words Take The Case Back’. He also showed her a bottle threatening to attack her with acid.”advertisementOberoi was arrested on May 6 and was sent to 14 days of judicial custody by an Andheri court. An FIR was registered against him under sections 376 (rape) and 384 (extortion) of the Indian Penal Code. According to the FIR, the actor allegedly raped the woman on the pretext of marrying her.The FIR also stated that Oberoi not only raped the woman and filmed the act but also demanded money from the victim and threatened to release the video if she did not pay the requisite sum.Also read | Karan Oberoi rape case: Victim attacked in Mumbailast_img read more

first_imgTouch Football Australia’s official footwear supplier, X-Blades has another great deal for the Touch Football community, this time on their 2013 Legend Sleek boot.The 2013 Legend Sleek can be yours for just $100, a saving of $40, plus free shipping. To take advantage of this great saving, follow the link below and use the code ‘TFASL’ at checkout.http://www.bladesfootball.com.au/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=36_44&product_id=739 Stay tuned to www.austouch.com.au for more great deals from X-Blades. Related LinksX-Blades Promotionlast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson: Scouse tough to understandby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson admits he struggles to understand the Scouse accent.The 26-year-old says he finds it easier to understand his foreign team-mates when they speak English than the native Brits.He told the Daily Star: “The British accent is hard for me to understand. In Brazil, we’re used to hearing American-English.“It’s been easier to understand my non-English teammates speaking English than the local ones.“Hopefully, I can improve my vocabulary.”Accents aside, Alisson says he’s “comfortable and happy” with his new life in Liverpool, with his wife Natalia.He said: “It’s been easier to adapt to England than it was moving from Brazil to Italy, probably because I’m more mature and experienced now.“Signing for Liverpool was a huge step forward in my career and I’m really proud to be here.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgArt Briles is no longer the head coach at Baylor, and if the latest report by Joe Schad is true, it looks like some of his assistants may be out soon too. Schad, formerly of ESPN, posted a long note to Facebook Tuesday afternoon, reporting that a former Baylor student named Dolores Lozano claims she was assaulted by former football player Devin Chafin and that both Briles and assistant Jeff Lebby knew about it. She even alleges that she and Lebby exchanged texts about the situation. She says that she brought allegations to the Waco Police, but Chafin was allowed to continue playing. She says the school never had a formal hearing either.Schad also reports details of the alleged assault and includes photos of the injuries Lozano reportedly suffered from the incident. dolores lozano facebookHere is a photo provided to me by former Baylor student Dolores Lozano pic.twitter.com/lHAwUnI0g3— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) June 7, 2016Jeff Lebby, currently the Baylor passing game/RBs coach, did not have immediate comment about Lozano’s claims— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) June 7, 2016The fallout at Baylor does not appear to be over just yet. Obviously, this is awful. Expect more repercussions here.last_img read more

Ohio State sported jerseys dating back to 1942 during Saturday’s meeting with Michigan, but the game’s result continued a tradition established in the last decade. The No. 8 Buckeyes rolled to their seventh consecutive win over rival Michigan, beating the Wolverines, 37-7, and clinching a share of their sixth straight Big Ten title in front of 105,491 fans at Ohio Stadium. As part of the Nike Pro Combat series, OSU wore custom-designed uniforms to honor the 1942 national championship team. The 2010 Buckeyes (11-1, 7-1) likely won’t be a part of any title game, but moved a step closer toward a BCS bowl invite with their ninth win in the last 10 games against Michigan (7-5, 3-5). “It’s always the same feeling,” linebacker Ross Homan said. “Every time we beat Michigan, it’s always a great feeling and a success.” It took the Buckeye offense a quarter to warm up on a chilly Columbus afternoon. After a scoreless first frame, OSU exploded for 24 points in the second quarter. Devin Barclay opened the scoring with a 33-yard field goal to cap a 10-play, 74-yard OSU drive. “They put in some schemes that we hadn’t seen before, and it took us a little while to adjust to them,” senior offensive lineman Bryant Browning said. “I thought as the game went on, our offense was more effective.” An 18-yard punt placed the Buckeyes’ next possession at the Michigan 35-yard line. Five plays later, quarterback Terrelle Pryor found Dane Sanzenbacher for a 7-yard touchdown. Michigan responded with an 80-yard drive, culminating with a 1-yard touchdown run by Michael Shaw, but Jordan Hall returned the ensuing kickoff 85 yards to push the OSU lead to 17-7. “Words can’t explain it,” Hall said. “I’ve been waiting for it so long. We’re supposed to give the ball to the ref after we score, but I don’t even know where I put it.” The Buckeyes then cashed in on a lost fumble by Michigan running back Vincent Smith with a 60-yard touchdown drive. Pryor connected with DeVier Posey across the middle, and the junior receiver dove into the end zone to increase OSU’s advantage. Pryor completed 18 of 27 passes for 219 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Posey hauled in five catches for 81 yards. Turnovers hindered Michigan’s first-half productivity. The Wolverines twice turned the ball over on downs and also lost a pair of fumbles. “We took advantage of their turnovers,” Pryor said. “Normally if you win the turnover margin, you have a good chance of winning.” Despite outgaining the Buckeyes 258-229, Michigan trailed 24-7 at halftime. Quarterback Denard Robinson, widely considered the Heisman trophy favorite throughout the first half of the season, rushed for 105 yards before intermission. However, coach Rich Rodriguez said at halftime that the sophomore dislocated a couple of fingers on his non-throwing hand. Robinson sat out Michigan’s final drive of the first half and much of the second half. “It wouldn’t have been much of a problem, but he likes to grip it with that hand and he couldn’t get any feeling back,” Rodriguez said. “He tried to go back in the second half but he just couldn’t do it. It’s unfortunate because he was playing well today.” Sophomore Tate Forcier, whom the Buckeyes picked off four times in Ann Arbor, Mich., in last year’s matchup, took over. He threw an interception on the first play after halftime. The Buckeye running game struggled before the break. Dan “Boom” Herron totaled minus-1 yards on five first-half carries. His fortunes changed in the third quarter. Herron scored from 32 yards out on OSU’s opening drive of the second half, his 11th straight game with a touchdown. “It was a strange game offensively where we kind of led with the pass in the first half and all of a sudden we got a couple turnovers and we are looking more at leading with the run the second half,” coach Jim Tressel said. “It wasn’t like all of a sudden a snowstorm came in or something. It was just that’s not what we needed to do and we always talk about we do what the team needs, and first half we needed to throw it.” Michigan punter Will Hagerup didn’t travel to Columbus after being suspended for what the team called “a violation of team rules.” After backup punter Seth Broekhulzen pinned the Buckeyes at their own 2-yard line, Herron thundered down the sideline to the end zone. A holding call against receiver Dane Sanzenbacher near the end of the run turned a 98-yard touchdown into an 89-yard pickup. Herron’s rush tied the school record for longest play from scrimmage. Gene Fekete gained 89 yards on a carry against Pittsburgh in 1942. “I didn’t think it was a penalty but I don’t make the calls,” Sanzenbacher said. “I wouldn’t change what I did if I could do the play again, if that makes it any better. Sorry to Boom to steal his touchdown. I was just trying to help clear the way for him to get into the end zone.” Herron finished with 22 carries for 175 yards, the third time he has topped the century mark in the last four contests. The game resembled the last trip the Wolverines made to the Horseshoe, when they fell 42-7 in Rich Rodriguez’s first season in 2008. read more

first_imgAC Milan are a long way off from being in any position to challenge Juventus right now, admits club icon Paolo MaldiniThe Rossoneri are only 14th in the Serie A standings with just one win in their first three games of the new season.And Maldini, who returned to Milan this summer as a Sporting Strategy & Development Director, admits that it will take time to get the club back into a position to challenge Juventus.“Projects are important, but you can’t yet compare Milan to Juventus,” he told Sky Italia.“The anti-Juventus? Let’s be serious, we’re still a long way off being that,Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“We’re aiming to reach the top four in the league and have a great run in the Europa League.“This is a serious project, we want to take Milan back to the highest levels.”Milan last won the Serie in the 2010/11 season and have been unable to finish higher than sixth in the past five years.Gennaro Gattuso’s side will take on Dudelange in the Europa League on Thursday before another league fixture against Atalanta on Sunday.last_img read more