Blizzard launches Heroes Of The Dorm 2016Studio mixes eSports and educationRachel WeberSenior EditorThursday 28th January 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleBlizzardBlizzard has brought back its Heroes of the Dorm eSports competition which offers students from the United States and Canada the chance to earn their college tuition competing in Heroes of the Storm. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “Last year’s Heroes of the Dorm was an amazing experience for the students playing and everyone watching, and we’re excited to again offer college athletes an epic opportunity to team up and compete for scholarships in 2016,” said CEO Mike Morhaime.”It’s inspiring to see players from last year’s championship team, the UC Berkeley Golden Bears, now thriving in pro eSports careers-we look forward to seeing how this year’s competitors shape the future of competitive gaming.”Registration is open now and closes on February 18 and part of the competition will be shown on ESPN3 and ESPN2, Twitch and YouTube. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesBlizzard moves to block Fox’s Diablo trademarkThe TV network applied to register Diablo as a trademark for use on glassware, dinnerware and pet food in relation to its animated series HouseBrokenBy Marie Dealessandri 8 days agoJeff Kaplan leaves BlizzardOverwatch game director and 19-year veteran of the studio steps down; Aaron Keller to take over roleBy Brendan Sinclair 21 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
We need to unlearn things. Unlearn the limiting beliefs of ourselves. Unlearn that we are not capable of doing things we think of. Unlearn every societal belief and pressure we are living under. Unlearn everything that no longer helps in our growth.But till this time, when we are busy trying to push ourselves to do things, with all are limited beliefs, unaware of the term “unlearn”, makes it more difficult to even reach 1% of your higher self. We know what to do, but we don’t know how to do it!Before going any further in detail, let me tell you if you’re reading this and after this, if you try to unlearn things, your brain will blame you for doing this because from decades you’ve been training your mind to just think the shorter image of yourself, But Believe it or not, this is another way in the list of ways to think of your higher self.You’re doing absolutely good for yourself, keep going. Because sometimes it all needs unlearning.Now here are the most common beliefs we all have to leave or unlearn:I am not enough, I can’t do things!At times, when we are on the edge of losing our hopes and believe in ourselves, we end up having this false belief, often seems true because we are not getting what we want. But we never see, that if we already dare to face it until now, then we also have the courage to give it one more try. You might fail again, but what, try again and again.But doing things with your mind saying to you, again and again, you can’t do it, then you can’t, you can never be. The mind is the best friend, what you’ll feed it will make sure you get that. So feed it with confidence, belief, and say again and again to yourself “I am enough, I am capable of doing anything I can think of”.We have to have a successful careerIt is true to some people but there’s a secret in it too. You’ll only be successful in your career if you’re winning on your life every day. Now, from every day it means you have to work on your every field, whether it’s your health, daily routine, mindset, happiness, etc. Success in a career you dream about is connected to every other thing in your life.But it does not mean at all if you don’t have a job you’re losing. Turning your thought from ‘not having it right at this moment to It will come to me on time’ is the way to lead you to your deserving path. Everybody is successful in some area of their lives and you’ll be too.Thinking of the circumstances based on your decisionsThis is what everybody just do naturally and easily, but we can’t control what will happen. But we can always control what better decisions we can make and just ready to face what next. And when we just sit and think of circumstances, which might not even exist in the future, it leads us to not even take action on our decision anyway and because of not achieving your short term goal we start to think it’s not the right decision. We have to unlearn “to not think how”.If you know what you want to do then Follow your ‘what’ and it will automatically lead to ‘how’. Do not limit yourself to what other people will think and are doing. It is called self-criticizing yourself for not doing the same. You’re unique and you’ve unique abilities. Do it now, what you’re planning for years.You’ve to be happy all the timeIt is good to be happy all the time only if you can do it all the time! But can you do it all the time? Robots nowadays can’t do this, they too have emotions. Then how can we limit ourselves to stay happy all the time? The best thing the humankind has ever received is the ’emotions’.Just Flow. Be you.We can show emotions and we are absolutely fine while showing our other emotions, can be sad, can be sensitive, just accept the moment, take your time to figure it out, and do the next thing.Follow every advice we are givenWe have been told that advice is good for our selves. The advice can be good at some moments of life, but it sure does not gonna work if our heart and mind are not ready to accept it and be happy with that. Sometimes we get just so influenced by other people’s success and money and health that their advice almost seems good to us to follow. But remember it’s your life, and your life is not similar to theirs, everybody’s life is different.Therefore, following the advice and learning from the person on the path as of you, can be helpful. And in the end, it’s always ‘your choice’ to follow it or not. Listen to what other people have to say, but do what your mind and heart and your intuition would say.Failure is not acceptableHow can you fail at something? How can you don’t know what to do? We usually ask ourselves these questions, before anybody asks us.These types of thinking and beliefs are the first thing to unlearn in the unlearning journey. The person who is curious enough to learn, unlearn and relearn the things they might know or not is the one who can win any path they’re on.We are failing at so many things in our daily lives, we don’t even bother to recognize, but suddenly when someone reaches higher we tend to feel like a failure and we are not ready to accept it. But doing is only going to block your ways to your higher selves. Failure is the only way to put you on your deserving path, accept the process of growth it puts in your way, and be a superhero to the next right thing.Hence, unlearn the mentality of seeing yourself as zero, rather see it as an opportunity. The more the doors will close, the more you will be clear about your path.Money is everythingMoney can help us in some ways, but God is there to help the poor too, so what are we afraid of? Money can get you things, if you’re earning whether enough or more, to believe money is everything is not true, unlearn this. We can think it like happiness is everything. But even if you’re not earning, believe that everything will come to you on time, just keep hustling and trust God’s plan.When we choose happiness over money, the money will find its way.I hope this will be helpful for you, share this with your favourite person, and earn the reward of helping them, what other beliefs you think of people should unlearn?
Previous articleVogt signs deal to supply HRSGsNext articleReport: North America to install 40,000 wind turbines by 2015 chloecox Related articleTransAlta offers $1.5bn for Canadian Hydro Developers Twitter Linkedin Facebook RenewablesHydroelectric Voith Hydro supplying pumped storage equipment to pair with Idaho combined solar-wind project No posts to display Avista Utilities’ 2021 electric IRP includes upgrades to existing hydropower Facebook By chloecox – Twitter 10.5.2009 TransAlta to acquire Canadian Hydro Developers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hitachi ABB Power Grids to modernize 1.2-GW Chinese hydropower plant 5 October 2009– TransAlta Corp will buy Canadian Hydro Developers for $1.6 billion (US $1.49 billion), or $5.25 (US $4.89) a share in cash. The amended offer is subject to certain conditions, including the acquisition of at least 66 2/3 percent of the outstanding Canadian Hydro common shares. The Boards of Directors for both companies have said that the deal is fair and has recommended that shareholders accept the agreement.Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital Markets are TransAlta’s financial advisors and Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer is TransAlta’s legal advisor. Canadian Hydro’s financial advisors are FirstEnergy Capital Corp. and Societe Generale while their legal advisor is Blake, Cassels & Graydon.TransAlta and Canadian Hydro will have net combined generation capacity of 8,657 MW in operation. The renewables portfolio will include 1,900 MW in operation. In addition, there are 543 MW under construction and nearly 500 MW in advanced-stage development.Want the week’s news delivered to your inbox? Subscribe to the FREE electronic newsletter! Linkedin TAGSBCHydro
Email* Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis and the subsequent cancellation of the Masters Series, Christophe Ameeuw, president and founder of EEM, called on the equestrian world to reinvent itself and imagine the world of tomorrow. As a result, EEM has announced the first stage of its revival with the Masters of Chantilly, from July 8-11, 2021 ‒ new event, new partner, new venue!With Rolex alongside as the official sponsor, official timepiece and title sponsor of the grand prix, the Masters will arrive in the capital of the horse world in France, bringing together the world’s best riders and riding fans for four days of great sport, celebration and outdoor show jumping against a backdrop that is unique in the world: the Château de Chantilly and its Great Stables.“We are supporting the backbone of the Masters, its spirit, its quality, its great events, but in a radically new backdrop for our sport and horses, in an environment in harmony with nature and the exceptional setting of Chantilly,” say the organizers.Since 2010, Chantilly has also been a stop on the Global Champions Tour, which has not released its 2021 dates as yet. Tags: Rolex, EEM, Jumping Chantilly, More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. SIGN UP
Stuart ElliottSummer is that time of year when New York is the most unloved. Many flee the city for any nearby body of water or spend weeks abroad in far-flung capitals. Manhattan can feel deserted, and the asphalt and concrete can seem endless, baking under the hot sun with no breeze. Assuming you’re reading this reclining in a deck chair or sprawled out on a towel in the sand, I’ll start off with some lighter beach reading. This month we look at the former summer jobs of some of the biggest players in real estate. Turns out long before they were inking big deals, many were busy milking cows and selling knives door to door. ADVERTISEMENT Then there’s golf, one of summer’s great pastimes (or is that still baseball?) and a key driver of real estate networking this time of year. We took out our scorecards to note the most popular local golf clubs to join and which are the most — or least — snobby. The price of admission can be steep, reaching up to $1 million at several of the toniest clubs in the Hamptons, plus annual membership dues. There are also other ways to beat the heat this season. In a story on the latest amenities developers are adding to their projects, we uncover some of the more far-flung concepts, including cryo-chambers (cold-therapy rooms) and ice fountains. There’s also the allure of urban farming. The 570-unit Urby rental complex on Staten Island is trying to interest prospective residents with the ability to grow their own tomatoes, hot peppers and fresh herbs. You can find shade under a tree while tilling the outer borough soil. Some brokers say adding such features is just a gimmick to boost sales in a slower market. But maybe it’s worth it for buyers to stay cool during the dog days of summer. In “Tales from the front lines,” we sit down with six key residential brokers to get their off-the-cuff accounts of how they got started in the business. And finally, check out our Closing interview with Silverstein Properties CEO Marty Burger. When he’s not busy building out new lines of business for the iconic development firm, Burger likes to jump out of helicopters. Now back to reality. It isn’t possible to go a month without Amazon disrupting real estate or seemingly everything else. Even when it isn’t the lead story — like when Amazon abandoned plans for a massive campus in Long Island City (briefly sending New Yorkers to stare into the existential abyss) — the e-commerce giant is changing the face of real estate. Amazon threw Realogy, the brokerage conglomerate with a tanking market cap, a lifeline last month with a new partnership called TurnKey that will give homebuyers up to $5,000 in complimentary Amazon products and services upon move-in. Realogy, however, is footing the bill, paying off the cost of the program though sales commissions. To some analysts, TurnKey was a turnoff, but it also raises questions about Amazon moving into brokerage. Meanwhile, Amazon continues to stoke the demand for “last-mile” warehouse space. In a story by Eddie Small, we explore the latest trends in the industrial sector as Amazon prepares to open an 850,000-square-foot distribution center on Staten Island. The company is considering building another facility in Maspeth, Queens, and is reportedly in talks to lease 1 million square feet near Industry City as it seeks to move ever closer to its customers. Last, but not least, our cover story. The Bank of the Ozarks, now called Bank OZK, has always been a curious presence on the real estate scene. The obscure Arkansas bank became one of the biggest construction lenders in New York at a time when traditional banks have pulled back on risky new development loans. In a hard-hitting piece, we look at the behind-the-scenes machinations that helped the bank avoid regulatory oversight and how its lending activity relative to its assets exceeds federal guidelines. That, coupled with the departure of its key dealmaker and other issues, has raised questions about Bank OZK, which is the largest construction lender in Los Angeles County, the largest condo construction lender in Miami-Dade County and the third-largest construction lender in New York. Check out the story from David Jeans and Keith Larsen. Enjoy the issue, and the rest of summer. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now
Oxford Bus Company has launched its ‘Make One Promise’ campaign, which encourages people to leave their car at home and take the bus once a week for six weeks – with a series of special offers on fares. Phil Southall, Oxford Bus Company MD, says: “Our appeal can make a difference and we hope people embrace it.”Fare savings are available on the following ticket options purchased by 26th January, as follows:•City Zone 12-trips reduced from £15 to £12•PickMeUp 12-trips reduced from £30 to £24•Park & Ride service 12-trips reduced from £14.50 to £12•City Zone and South Oxfordshire Zone 12-trips reduced from £30 to £24•South Oxfordshire Zone 12-trips reduced from £21 to £18•X90 12-trips reduced from £72 to £60
WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Google+ Facebook By Tommie Lee – December 4, 2019 0 283 Twitter (File Photo/Federated Media) A list of states that offer the best protections against elder abuse has Michigan in the Top Five.The list from WalletHub puts Michigan 4th, behind Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts, which topped the list. New Jersey finished last.Indiana was in the middle of the pack at 25. The share of adults aged 65 and older is expected to be 1 in 5 by the year 2030, according to the study, which also suggests that as many as 13 of every 14 elder abuse cases go unreported.The data looked at a state’s share of abuse cases, gross neglect, complaints of exploitation, and laws in place to protect financial abuses. Pinterest Michigan among the best states for elder abuse protections Facebook IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleIndiana seeks to extend HIP plan to 2030Next articleMan Facing Charges for Causing Crash, Threatening Police Tommie Lee
What do you get when you put together EDM guru Steve Aoki and the hard-shelled tempo of Blink 182′s Travis Barker? A solid collaboration on a remake of Barker and Yelawolf‘s “Push ‘Em”. The remake, taken from Barker and Yelawolf’s Psycho White EP last year, features a stadium worthy mix of Barker’s punk heavy drums complemented by Aoki’s electro precision. The unyielding track sounds decent enough to satisfy the bass-heavy listener as well as the punk attitude.Below is a YouTube link of the official video. It features live concert footage from Barker and Yelawolf as well as Aoki from his 2012 North American Deadmeat Tour and show at Sunset Strip Music Festival in Hollywood.
Prince will embark on a 16 city, 11 country, month long world tour called Prince Spotlight: Piano & A Microphone. Kicking off later this month, the tour will see the Purple One performing with just himself and a piano.Watch Prince Destroy Solo On Beatles Cover With Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, And More“Why do this now? For several reasons,” Prine said in a statement. “For starters it is a challenge. I rarely get bad reviews because this is something that’s been perfected 4 over thirty years. You have to try new things. With the piano it is more naked, more pure. You can see exactly what you get.”Prince has also hinted at a different setlist every night, in an interview with El Pais.Here is a tentative list of the countries the tour will include. More details to come once dates are confirmed. The tour is expected to kick off November 21st in Vienna and end December 22nd in Brussels.U.K.HollandSwitzerlandItalyGermanyAustriaFranceDenmarkBelgiumSpainPrince has released three albums this year, including the most recent HITNRUN Phase One.[H/T Dr. Funkenberry, photo via Princestagram]
In the days and months leading up to Saturday’s inaugural Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course, Indiana’s own, Chase Briscoe left no doubt how important a victory would be to him.He sure had to earn this one.After holding off an aggressive late race charge from the field, the 25-year old Hoosier took the checkered flag, maneuvered out of his No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford and joined team members to climb the frontstretch fencing just as his team owner, fellow Indiana native Tony Stewart had famously done after earning Indianapolis victories in the NASCAR Cup Series.RELATED: Official results | Indy weekend scheduleIt is Briscoe’s third win in the last four NASCAR Xfinity Series races and fifth of the season – a personal best and current series-best mark – and certainly a sentimental accomplishment as well. “Everybody knows growing up my hero in racing was Tony Stewart and getting to drive for him and watch him win the Brickyard and that was always his signature thing and I just wanted to do it,” a smiling Briscoe told NBC Sports after climbing back down the fence. “Honestly, it’s not the same prestige as winning on the oval but you still won at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and it doesn’t matter if you’re racing on the oval, the road course, the dirt track or even the parking lot, it’s special winning here.“Growing up and coming here all the time it’s unbelievable to think I just won here. “I’m wore out, that fence climb will take a lot out of you,” he added. “I’ve dreamed of coming to this race track and just getting to race here so to win here is unbelievable. I can’t put it into words.”Briscoe had to beat a pair of road racing’s best in AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric to earn the hometown win. An exciting, action-packed final 10 laps – featuring four lead changes – forced Briscoe to use every trick he had. Ultimately, he held off Justin Haley by 1.717-seconds for the victory as the lead pack cars aggressively traded positions in the last lap.Noah Gragson finished third, followed by Allmendinger and Cindric, who put up the day’s best challenges for Briscoe. Ross Chastain, Justin Allgaier, Alex Labbe, Michael Annett and Preston Pardus completed the top 10. It was the Floridian Pardus’ first-ever top-10 finish.Early in the event road racing ace Austin Cindric posed a valiant case for his first trophy of the season. After starting 10th he took the lead five laps into the race and held a commanding six-second lead before a caution that closed out the opening stage of racing. It was Cindric’s fourth stage win of the season and certainly confirmed the pre-race favorite was ready to win.Cindric’s No. 22 Team Penske Ford came out of the pits second to Chase Briscoe’s SHR Ford, but Cindric was called for jumping the ensuing restart. Cindric told his team on the radio that he was hit from behind at the start and did not take off early. But NASCAR officials reviewed the footage and ruled that Cindric would have to serve the penalty. The green flag stop dropped him back to 31st running position but he worked his way back to seventh by the start of the final stage.RELATED: Austin Cindric penalized for jumping restartThat position was right behind another of the sport’s strongest road course drivers, Allmendinger – who also had a mid-race NASCAR penalty after pitting too early during the race’s first caution.Their race back through the field to challenge for the win was predictably compelling with Allmendinger coming up through the field and taking the lead for two laps – Laps 59-60. Briscoe took the lead going into Turn 1 with two laps remaining and contact among the next group of cars allowed Briscoe to drive off in the final two laps.“The restarts, I was starting on the outside which I didn’t think was the best scenario,” Briscoe said. “It seemed like holes were opening up. I wasn’t very good when guys were right behind me because I needed the back of my corner to be really good. You can’t do that when they are right behind you, especially Allmendinger. He is so good in the braking zones.“I did give it away in a sense over there. Cindric and him (Allmendinger) started racing pretty hard and that gave me a chance to get back in there and I threw a slide job into [turns] one and two and I think that was by far the hardest I have run in my life to get a win.”The event marked the Xfinity Series’ ninth race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but the previous eight were held on the 2.5-mile oval. Saturday’s race used the 14-turn, 2.439-mile configuration that combines portions of the oval and infield road course. This race was part of a Saturday doubleheader with the NTT IndyCar Series. The NASCAR Cup Series will race Sunday on the 2.5-mile oval.The NASCAR Xfinity Series’ next race is scheduled Thursday (8 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Kentucky Speedway.Note: No major issues arose from post-race technical inspection in the Xfinity Series garage. Cindric’s Team Penske No. 22 was found with one lug nut not safely secured in a post-race check, which should result in a midweek fine according to guidelines in the NASCAR Rule Book.Contributing: Staff reports
An expectant Albuquerque couple was watching fireworks outside a friend’s home on July 4 when lightning struck both of them two weeks before the mother’s due date. Firefighters, already nearby at another call, arrived within minutes to find the couple dazed and confused. The couple were rushed to the hospital where the mother had an emergency c-section of an apparently healthy daughter. A University of New Mexico Hospital EMS doctor who treated the couple told KRQE that there have been 11 recorded incidents of pregnant women being struck by lightning and only about half of those babies survived. The Albuquerque Fire Department honored the 15 first responders who were at the scene for their efforts in saving the three lives. Baby, parents survive ABQ lightning strike
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe New Zealand government has announced it will be supporting its Pacific neighbors by helping ensure they have access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines through the coming months.“Pacific countries have worked hard to keep COVID-19 out, or to stamp it out, and New Zealand has been committed to supporting them in this,” Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta said in a statement. “But their success has been hard-won. A safe and effective vaccine will be key to the region’s economic and social recovery.”Nanaia Mahuta confirmed NZD $75 million ($53 million) of Official Development Assistance had been earmarked to support Pacific and global vaccine access and roll-out. “New Zealand is pursuing a portfolio of potential COVID-19 vaccines to ensure we have flexibility and choice in the fast-moving global marketplace. We want to make sure Pacific countries can also access suitable options, and have the support they need to run successful immunisation campaigns.”Associate Foreign Affairs Minister Aupito William Sio said New Zealand’s support has to be flexible, given the uncertainties around vaccine development.MORE: New Zealand Prime Minister Pledges to Reach 100% Renewable Energy Across Nation by 2030New Zealand’s approach will be to purchase sufficient vaccines to cover the Realm of New Zealand (Tokelau, Niue, Cook Islands) and its Polynesian neighbors (Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu) should their governments wish to take these up.“We are best placed to support these countries directly because of our constitutional relationships in the Realm, and the strong links between our health systems and our close people-to-people ties across Polynesia,” Aupito William Sio said. “We will also be scaling up existing health investments to enable us to play our part in vaccine roll-out.RELATED: Vaccine Alliance Raises $2 Billion to Buy COVID Shots for Poor NationsIncluded in the multi-million support package, New Zealand plans to make a further NZD $10 million ($7 million) contribution to the COVAX Facility Advance Market Commitment, which is the key multilateral mechanism that has emerged to support equitable global access. New Zealand is also ready to contribute to wider Pacific regional initiatives as they take shape.IMMUNIZE Your Social Media Feeds Against Cynicism—Share the Story…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
On Tuesday afternoon, the Notre Dame LGBT Law Forum hosted a panel in the McCartan Courtroom of the Law School to discuss the current case in front of the Supreme Court of the United States. Three panelists discussed whether or not Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides protection for transgender individuals and the greater LGBT community from workplace discrimination. Jackson Oxler | The Observer A panel hosted by the LGBT Law Forum discussed Title VII protections against discrimination in the workplace Tuesday in McCartan Courtroom.The three members of the panel included Kim Hively, the named plaintiff in the Hively v. Ivy Tech case, Steve Sanders, a professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law who has been involved in many key cases relating to LGBT rights, and Eduardo Juarez, a trial attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).Title VII states that one cannot discriminate in employment based on “race, color, religion, sex or national origin.” The Supreme Court is currently hearing case R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC & Aimee Stephens and must decide if the discrimination on sex covers gender identification.Juarez began the discussion by providing an in-depth overview of past legal cases related to Title VII and how these cases relate to today. Among these was the case Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, in which a female employee was denied partnership and was then told she did not dress, act or talk femininely. She won her discrimination case in a landmark decision.“Taking gender into account violates Title VII, and the court held that this evidence was gender stereotyping and that, in general, the definition of gender stereotyping misconduct, is founded on this insistence that men and women comply to certain norms,” Juarez said.Related to the Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins case was Smith v. City of Salem, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals determined discrimination against transgender employees is a violation of Title VII. Juarez connected this to the current case in front of the Supreme Court in that they must now determine how transgender identity and Title VII relate.In their opening arguments for R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC & Aimee Stephens, plaintiff attorneys argued Title VII does cover transgender individuals.“The court said there should be no difference with the protected category of sex,” Sanders said. “If you fire someone because of a change in sex, it is the same thing. It is discrimination against sex.”Sanders said past cases related to R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC & Aimee Stephens are also related to arguments at the Supreme Court.“Is this about taking into account sex and what it means to discriminate on sex, … or is this just a very, sort of hyper-formalistic argument? No, it is because of sex,” Sanders said. “If a female employee wants to date a male, that’s fine. But if a male wants to date a male, that’s not fine and they get punished for it. That just seems like straight forward discrimination because of sex.”Hively recounted her story in the case Hively v. Ivy Tech. Hively had worked at the community college for several years but was denied job opportunities several times due to her sexuality. As an openly lesbian woman, she said she felt wronged that the school had discriminated against her. She filed the case, and after several years she won.To conclude the discussion, the panelists answered audience questions. One question addressed concerns that confirming that Title VII protects transgender individuals from discrimination, “mass chaos” would ensue.At the end, the panelists offered their thoughts on how the case might turn out. Sanders stated he finds it probable Justice Gorsuch will be convinced by the plaintiff’s arguments, as was indicated in the preliminary stages of the case. His vote could mean the Supreme Court would tip in favor of the plaintiffs.Tags: LGBT Law Forum, Supreme Court, Title IX
Grace Elliott, 84, of Smithville passed away January 9, 2021.Born February 4, 1936 in Dubach, Louisiana to John and Edith McElduff, she lived in Port Arthur for many years.She was a longtime member of the Central Baptist Church and served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. Funeral service will be held Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 2 pm at the Riley Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Woodville.Visitation will be held Sunday from 12 noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew and loved her.Grace was preceded in death by her parents, John and Edith McElduff and a son, Michael Elliott.She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Kenneth Elliott; daughters, Cheryl McCann and husband Michael of Hockley, PatriciaDaigle and husband, Dave Long of Salado, and Cindy Speedy and husband, Sam of LaGrange; brother, Gene McElduff of Port Arthur; grandchildren, Brian McMillan of Hondo, Kristin Thomas of Villa Rica, GA, Cole Thomas of Atlanta, GA, Kaylee Willams and Krayton Williams both of Lagrange, TX; great grandchildren, Cameron Thomas of Villa Rica, GA and Brianna McMillan of Hondo, Tx; and numerous other family members and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Ricky McElduff, Dave Long, Michael McCann, Sam Speedy, John-Patrick Speedy, George Rienstra and ColeThomas.Services are held under the direction of Riley Funeral Home in Woodville, TX.
A man in his early 20s was transported to an area hospital after he was reportedly shot while driving on Interstate 35 Friday evening. The man drove himself home, where a family member called 911.Lenexa officers, firefighters and paramedics were called to a duplex near 85th Place and Westgate Drive just after 7 p.m.Police say the man reported someone on a motorcycle shot him while both were driving northbound on I-35 near I-435. No other suspect information has been released.Johnson County Med-Act transported the man to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the back. Police have not released any information about the man’s condition.Four Lenexa officers search the northbound lanes of I-35 near I-435 as southbound traffic streaks by on the other side of the barrier. Photo credit Mike Frizzell.With the assistance of the Kansas Highway Patrol and Olathe Fire Department, Lenexa Police closed the northbound lanes of I-35 from I-435 to 95th Street for about an hour as they searched the highway for evidence. Police have not said if anything was located during the search.The closure caused traffic to stack up beyond 119th Street. All lanes reopened about 8:45.The victim’s truck was towed to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Criminalistics Laboratory in Olathe for processing.Lenexa Police say they are investigating the possibility that this was a road rage incident.Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to call Lenexa Police at 913-477-7301 or call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).