HDS announces the Religious Literacy Project

March 1, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgThanks to a generous donation from Bruce McEver, M.T.S. ’11, Harvard Divinity School (HDS) announces a new initiative, the Religious Literacy Project (RLP), which will enable HDS to continue our nearly four decades of leadership in religious studies and education in the United States.As a successor to the Program in Religious Studies and Education, the RLP will be a virtual resource and research center housed at the Center for the Study of World Religions. Its primary aim will be to create and maintain scholarly resources in the general study of religion and in specific religious traditions via an open access website designed primarily for public school teachers and their students.The initial resources will be created to supplement and enhance commonly used textbooks that introduce religion at the middle and secondary levels in world history and world civilizations courses. Other resources will be developed to supplement and enhance English and world literature courses, highlighting commonly taught texts with significant religious themes or dimensions.A third set of resources will focus on teaching sacred texts, including, but not limited to, the Bible. A fourth will be case studies of significant historical events involving religious issues, and a fifth will provide resources for educators to understand and teach about contemporary issues related to religion.In addition to the content resources outlined above, the RLP will also generate and publicize relevant research regarding religion and education, with a special emphasis on the relationship between literacy about religion and civic and moral education in a global world. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Šibenik arranges rest areas on cycling routes with innovative benches

November 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe project “Landscaping on the cycling routes Zlarin and Brodarica – Jadrtovac – Donje Polje” is being successfully completed.The project envisages the installation of rest areas and signalization at ten locations on two bicycle paths. The space is enriched with multi-purpose benches with an integrated system for collecting rainwater and watering trees, ie ornamental shrubs (drip system) and a bicycle stand. In this way, environmental protection, nature conservation and the development of sustainable tourism are promoted, and an innovative, creative and environmentally friendly solution was developed by the company Idearium doo, they point out from the city of Šibenik.Four rest areas have been set up on the bicycle path on Zlarin, and the works on setting up benches on the rest areas on the Brodarica – Jadrtovac – Donje Polje path are nearing completion. The total value of the project is HRK 219.127,20, and the project is co-financed by the Ministry of Tourism in the amount of HRK 134.700,00 within the program for the development of public tourism infrastructure.Photo: Mok.hrAs the portal points out Mok.hr, the innovative bench was designed by Šibenik creative people gathered in the company Idearium doo – atelier, studio and design laboratory. In addition to innovative and special rest benches, trees will be planted on the benches, and on one segment of the bench, a trill is engraved, a popular game played by many generations born in the last century, so cyclists will be able to have fun while resting.For the plant that will be planted next to it, they chose Pinus pinea, a type of coniferous tree that can grow up to 25m, and interestingly Pinus seeds are edible and are collected in October and November so that visitors can eat these healthy fruits. while resting.&lt;/p&gt;<br />
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Cape Town’s tourist harbor now shipwreck graveyard

September 27, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgA famous Cape Town tourism hot spot has become somewhat of a sunken graveyard for ships as wrecks begin to pile in the busy harbour. Hout Bay Harbour is one of Cape Town’s tourism jewels and thousands come each year to soak up the seaside atmosphere or take a leisurely trip on a ferry. Its big attraction is seal island which is inhabited by thousands of cape fur seals and is a big hit with tourists but unfortunately Hout Bay has seen better days. Thats because the around 17 ships are wrecked inside the habour,some half submerged others fully,all though a potential dangerThe wrecks are clear to see and some are scattered around busy passage ways in the harbor,others seem to face the same fate in the near future. They been building up over the years,some even on top of each other,some have fallen victim to bad weather but most to crime“The wrecks are a bad thing because they are,apart from being unsightly they a navigation hazard,specifically a pollution hazard,they always leak various fluids into the sea and most of the tourists come here to see the wildlife and obviously if wildlife is affected,tourism will drop off.” Robert King, Skipper/Nauticat ChartersHout Bay harbor’s wrecks may be a sight for soar eyes but they could also harm the local economy,if the nearby seal pollution if affected.For now though,wildlife continues to make Hout Bay a big tourism draw card and with the peak holiday season fast approaching,the wrecks are for the time being seen,as just a minor inconvenience.last_img read more

New York tabloids, sports talk radio react to Giants trading Odell Beckham Jr.

August 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgHere’s our @nydnsports back page. #OdellBeckhamJr @giants @browns @nfl @nflnetwork @APSE_sportmedia https://t.co/wte5Jlz9DK pic.twitter.com/kKzgyPvT8L— Back Page Guy NYDN (@BackPageGuyNYDN) March 13, 2019The seemingly light return for Beckham has been one of the more talked-about aspects of the trade, and the NYDN opted to go that route rather than taking a parting shot at the newest Browns wide receiver.OBJ TO BROWNS:Grading the trade | Cleveland offense can be one of AFC’s bestThe always-catchy New York Post stuck to three-letter acronyms. Giants fans have probably uttered “OMG OBJ” under more positive circumstances in the past. The back page of The Post. pic.twitter.com/AWhvBqS07E— Ryan Field (@RyanFieldABC) March 13, 2019Longtime New York sports talk radio host Mike Francesa didn’t hide his feelings about Beckham, lauding the Giants and believing the trade would help the team in the long run. Unsurprisingly, he was ratio’d multiple times. We can argue about compensation but Beckham trade is best thing that could happen to Giants. He just never got it.— Mike Francesa (@MikeFrancesa) March 13, 2019#Giants can turn Beckham trade into four starters and fewer distractions. That is how you rebuild a team!— Mike Francesa (@MikeFrancesa) March 13, 2019I have two words for the #Giants: Welcome Back!— Mike Francesa (@MikeFrancesa) March 13, 2019MORE: Giants reportedly believed OBJ would become bigger painFrancesa also sarcastically wished the Browns good luck, although it’s tough to see that fazing Cleveland general manager John Dorsey at all. Odell Beckham Jr.’s time in New York is over. The city’s media had the last word about his departure.The New York Daily News, one of the Big Apple news sources known for having a boisterous back page, questioned the Giants’ decision-making, a sentiment echoed by several of the team’s fans.last_img read more

Norwich manager Alex Neil hopeful club can secure deal for Everton forward

December 30, 2019 0 Comments

first_img Steven Naismith 1 Norwich manager Alex Neil remains hopeful of closing out a deal for Everton’s Steven Naismith this month. The Canaries are said to be in pole position to capture the Scotland international after holding advanced talks with Everton.Naismith, who has scored 18 Premier League goals in 103 appearances for the Toffees, has been a long-term target for Neil, but with the transfer window already well over two weeks old the Norwich boss has so far been unable to land his man.“It has been nearly there for the best part of two weeks, so we will wait and see,” said Neil of the 29-year-old Everton forward.“There has been a lot of talk about it but until things are complete and over the line there is not much to say.“He is an established Premier League player, who has played in this division for countless years and he has got goals, too.“He is versatile, in terms of he can play off either flank, he can play as a 10 and he can play as a nine. He is experienced, he is determined and he has got good legs and can get about the pitch.“He is an international and he is a good lad off the pitch, so there is a whole host of reasons as to why we would be interested in that type of player.”Neil, who was speaking following his side’s 3-0 defeat at Bournemouth, also confirmed his interest in signing Wolfsburg defender Timm Klose after reports in Germany claimed the two clubs had reached an agreement.But after seeing his Norwich side outclassed on the south coast, Neil insists the result will not sway his decision-making in the transfer market.“What we are not going to do is respond on the back of one result,” Neil added.“We have been poor today and we have lost the game, but what I am not going to do is say we need another five or six players as the boys haven’t been doing well enough, because that is not the case.“That team selected today has been relatively consistent from the line-up in the last five or six games, and they have managed to put three or four wins together.“The bottom line is we did not perform well enough and at this level if you don’t perform well enough you are not going to win games.“We are still trying to attract players – that was the same before this game – and that remains the same after this game.”last_img read more