first_imgInstead, the would-be customers stated only that they were seeking a wedding cake before Phillips said he could not serve them.Phillips argues that producing any custom cake for a same-sex wedding would communicate his personal celebration of the ceremony.But most people wouldn’t interpret the paid labor of florists hired for a wedding to be an endorsement of the couple’s union, either.Arguing before the justices, Phillips’ attorney struggled to draw a consistent distinction between her client’s work as a “cake artist” and that of the hairdresser or caterer.For just that reason, the Supreme Court will find it hard to grant Phillips an exemption without bringing the entire structure of anti-discrimination law crashing down around him.What if, as Justice Elena Kagan asked, a chef refused to serve a same-sex couple on their wedding anniversary?What if a baker refused to craft a custom wedding cake for an interracial couple? Both Phillips’ attorney and U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco insisted that discrimination on the basis of race would not be tolerated, but they could not make a clear case as to why Phillips’ objections were different.Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. and Justice Anthony Kennedy both suggested the need for tolerance not only on the part of Phillips and his supporters but on that of gay Americans as well.Perhaps the couple could have sought out another baker rather than forcing Phillips into an awkward situation, Kennedy mused.To be sure, many well-meaning people may have found the cultural shift toward full acceptance of same-sex marriage to be uncomfortably rapid.But politeness and tolerance are social values, not legal principles. They are not reasons to overturn anti-discrimination law.When a “cake artist” opens the doors of his bakery, he commits to serving all customers equally.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Editorial, OpinionThe following editorial appeared in The Washington Post.In 2012, Jack Phillips declined to design a custom wedding cake for a gay couple who entered his bakery, telling them that his Christian faith prohibited him from crafting cakes for same-sex marriages.The couple sued — and last week Phillips’ lawyer made the case before the Supreme Court that the baker had a constitutional right to refuse the request. The justices should reject this radical proposition.The laws of Phillips’ home state of Colorado prohibit public accommodations — such as bakeries — from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.The baker has no objection to a selling a cake off the shelf for a same-sex wedding, but he argues that creating a custom cake would force him to celebrate that union.In his view, that’s a violation of his First Amendment right to speak as he chooses. Yet by all accounts, the happy couple did not ask Phillips for a cake bearing a message with which the baker might disagree — such as “God Bless This Gay Marriage,” as a group of First Amendment scholars hypothesized, or a rainbow flag. That could make for a harder case.last_img read more

first_imgDespite being the least glamorous side of grocery, logistics is the most important. Whilst typically seen as the backend of the supply chain, it is at the forefront of innovation. The success of the supply chain comes down to the logistic company’s ability to adapt and quickly develop creative solutions in the face of growing consumer concerns like environmental concerns, fluctuating petrol prices, noise pollution and the rise of e-commerce.This whitepaper:Outlines the three mega-trends that are shaping the sectorExplains why complexity is now the new normalDetails how to make workspaces greener for better business and happier staffHighlights on how to save time, space and moneyThe Grocer’s Guide to Logistics, Warehousing and Transportation will help you discover more about the challenges and solutions logistics providers are dealing with and developing to help you meet your supply chain challenges. This is an advertising supplement brought to you by The Grocer.The Grocer may use your contact data to keep you informed of its products and services by email. You can withdraw your marketing consent at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in such email or by sending an email to dataprivacy@wrbm.com. More information on our processing can be found in our Privacy Notice. By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Privacy Notice.last_img read more

first_imgRead Also: Belgian Pro League delay decision on season cancellation proposalThe Bianconeri would try to cut that down by including a swap deal, perhaps with Miralem Pjanic, Daniele Rugani or Alex Sandro.Kante just turned 29 and joined Chelsea from Leicester City for €36m in the summer of 2016.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Most Influential Countries In The History Of The WorldHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely SeeBest Car Manufacturers In The World12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World There were reports in England and Italy last week that Kante was on the market, having struggled to replicate his previous form this season.Maurizio Sarri’s Juve were mentioned as favourites for his signature, followed by Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.Now L’Equipe warns that the cost of the operation is in the region of €70m. Juventus, PSG or Real Madrid will need to pay €70m to poach N’Golo Kante from Chelsea, according to French newspaper L’Equipe.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

“This is a promising study that couldhelp boost the production of healthy crablets and shrimp postlarvae and at thesame time help clean the culture environment,” said Dan Baliao, chief ofSEAFDEC Aquaculture Department./PN Marphysa iloiloensis reared at SEAFDEC/AQD’s Polychaete Hatchery in Tigbauan, Iloilo. Photo by MAE Mandario Mandario is currently developing a massproduction technique for M. iloiloensis at SEAFDEC that hopes to promote theiruse as supplemental diet for shrimp and crab breeders. A NEW species of mudworm, known to cleanthe soil in fishponds, was recently identified and named after Iloilo, theprovince where its eggs were collected and hatched. Now called Marphysa iloiloensis, eggs ofthis mudworm, locally referred to as ulod-ulod, were collected by Mary AnneMandario, an Ilongga and an associate researcher of the Southeast AsianFisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC). Jelly cocoons that contains the eggs of Marphysa iloiloensis at SEAFDEC/AQD’s Polychaete Hatchery in Tigbauan, Iloilo. Photo by MAE Mandario By RosseaH. Ledesma She also added that the development of areliable culture technique for this species will lessen dependence on wildstocks as well as attain a disease-free and sustainable supply of mudworm foraquaculture use.  “Several studies have shown thatpolychaetes when used as feed could improve the reproductive performance ofcrustacean broodstock,” she said. The new species was listed in the WorldRegister of Marine Species (WoRMS) in September 2019 after it was confirmeddistinct from other mudworms with help from Australian taxonomist Dr.Christopher Glasby and his team. Mandario said she collected the eggs,encapsulated in “jelly cocoons,” from SEAFDEC’s fishponds in Dumangas andtransported them to SEAFDEC’s Polychaete Hatchery in Tigbauan where they werehatched and grown to adult size. Mandario has been studying mudworms, commonlyfound in fishponds and coastal mangrove wetlands, for their ability to eatdecomposed feed from aquaculture and for their potential as food for crab andshrimp breeders. read more

first_img Read Also: Boxing: Evander Holyfield announces surprise return at 57 “I want to go to the gym and get in shape to be able to box three or four-round exhibitions for some charities and stuff. “Some charity exhibitions, make some money, help some homeless and drug-affected motherfu***er like me.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… It’s not the first huge offer that’s come Tyson’s way since he dropped training footage on Friday evening. Australia-based promoter Brian Amatruda has reportedly handpicked three potential opponents for ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’: Paul Gallen, Barry Hall or Sonny Bill Williams. Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBOThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldIncredible Discoveries That Puzzled The Whole WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Thailand’s 10 Most Iconic Landmarks7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World10 Outrageous Ideas That Made People Ridiculously Rich10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Rugby league star Gallen and ex-AFL player Hall are big names down under, as is Williams – an All Blacks great who has won two rugby union World Cups. “He might be 53 years old but he’s still a huge name and any of those blokes Hall, Gallen or Sonny Bill would jump at the chance to get into the ring with him,” Amatruda explained per Daily Mail. “I’d make it part of a card with a world title fight for Tayla [Harris] on it. It would be enormous. Not just a fight, it would be an event.” Tyson hasn’t fought since he was defeated by Kevin McBride in 2005 and he explained last month why he wants to make a comeback. “I’ve been working out, I’ve been trying to get in the ring, I think I’m going to box some exhibitions and get in shape,” the former world champion explained on Instagram Live. Mike Tyson has been offered an eye-watering $20 million to make his in-ring return for bare-knuckle boxing promotion Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. ‘Iron Mike’ is currently training to step back into the ring and he explained it would be for a string of exhibition charity matches. However, President of BKFC David Feldman has said he’s made a huge offer for the 53-year-old to have a bout in his promotion. Feldman explained to Heavy.com: “While we did make a guaranteed offer of $20 million for Mike [Tyson] to fight for BKFC, we’re open to many different options as to how we can work together. “Obviously, the excitement of seeing Mike’s video showing himself training and desire to participate in exhibitions inspired us to reach out and make the offer.”last_img read more

first_imgLate Models following the Deery Brothers Summer Series pay $50 entry fees regardless of whether they register ahead of time or at the track on Sept. 2. More than 700 drivers have now completed the online registration process for Super Nationals. Those who do so by noon on Thursday, Aug. 29 pay entries fees of $40 for Modi­fieds, $25 for Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods and $15 for Sport Compacts, and make themselves eligible for Weekly Racing Bonuses in their respective divisions. BOONE, Iowa – The clock is ticking for drivers still planning to register early for the Sept. 2-7 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. The form for pre-registration can be found at www.imca.com and www.raceboone.com under the Super Nationals menu. Drivers who do not already have a MyRacePass account can create one when they go to that link.center_img Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod drivers are also required to pre-regis­ter to reserve pit stalls and to compete in the Aug. 31 Prelude at Boone Speedway. Pit stall application links are on Super Nationals menus on both IMCA and Boone Speedway web­sites as well. Pit gates open at 1 p.m., the grandstand opens at 3 p.m., hot laps are at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 5 p.m. for Saturday’s Prelude. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $10 for students ages 6-17 and free for five and under; pit passes are $30.last_img read more

first_imgThe Batesville High School Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams traveled to St Leon to take on the East Central Trojans.TEAM SCORESMenEast Central 112, Batesville 68WomenEast Central 128, Batesville 52BULLDOG WINNERSMenWill Johnson — 100 Back (1:07.68)Sean Callahan — 500 Free (5:45.09)WomenGwen Martin — 50 Free (28.92)NOTABLES— Gwen Martin (500 Free), Sonja Gaulin (200/100 Free), Maria Lopez (200 IM, 100 Back) all finished in second place for the Lady Bulldogs.— Will Johnson (100 Free), Ethan Brewer (100 Fly, 100 Back), Benjamin Moster (100 Breast), Ciaran Tyrer (200 IM), Mason Enneking (50 Free) all had second place finishes for the Bulldogs.UP NEXTThe Batesville Bulldogs swim team will be visiting Lawrenceburg High School for a quad-meet against opponents Milan, Lawrenceburg and Southwestern Hanover on Jan. 23.Full meet results: https://www.swimcloud.com/results/168256/Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Greg McMullen.last_img read more

first_imgLinda E. Schaich, age 78 of Harrison, Ohio passed away Friday, August 21, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Linda was born February 26, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of Giles “Bus” and Opal (Hawkins) Mohlenkamp.Linda a graduate of Mother of Mercy High School worked for Walgreens in Harrison, Ohio for over 27 years as a Pharmacy Tech and service clerk and was a member of Am Vets Post #13.Survived by her children Christine “Crissy” (Greg) Cruey and Glenn Schaich. Grandmother of five and great grandmother of four. Sister of Michael (Kitty) Mohlenkamp.Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor John Calabrese officiating all at Lifespring Christian Church 803 E. Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030. Doors of the church will open at 10:30 A.M. Masks will be required to attend services.last_img read more

first_imgRory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and David Lynn are all battling to win the Wells Fargo Championship – as tournament officials battled the weather in North Carolina. Tee times in the final round were brought forward by several hours and the players sent out in threeballs from the first and 10th tees in an attempt to avoid the heavy rain which was forecast. American duo Nick Watney and Phil Mickelson began the day tied for the lead on eight under par, with Westwood and Lynn two behind and McIlroy another stroke back at Quail Hollow. Press Associationcenter_img McIlroy, who celebrated his 24th birthday on Saturday, got off to a poor start with a bogey on the first, but hit back with birdies from 12 feet on the third and fourth. Another birdie on the par-five seventh took the world number two to the turn in 34 and into a share of second place with Lynn and Westwood on seven under par. Lynn, second behind McIlroy in the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island last year, had also dropped a shot at the first but picked up shots on the seventh and eighth, while playing partner Westwood had birdied the first from 15ft. The former world number one dropped a shot on the third after missing the green with his approach and hitting a poor chip, but bounced back with a birdie on the fifth to trail Mickelson by one shot. Mickelson had matched Westwood’s bogey at the third but also matched his birdie at the fifth, while Watney had carded six pars and one bogey in his first seven holes. At seven under he shared second place with McIlroy, Lynn, Westwood and Sweden’s Robert Karlsson. last_img read more

first_imgPOLICE in Brazil investigating illegal Olympic ticket sales have arrested the head of the European Olympic Committees, Irishman Patrick Hickey.Mr Hickey, 71, is suspected of being involved in a scheme to sell tickets for higher than their face value.He was taken to hospital as a precaution, and will probably stay the night there, police said.The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) said he had stood down temporarily from his roles after being arrested.Brazilian police said that when officers went to Mr Hickey’s hotel room on Wednesday morning, they found his wife there with his Olympic credentials.Mrs Hickey told them her husband had left Rio de Janeiro for Ireland at the weekend, they said.With the help of the hotel they began a search and found Mr Hickey in the room next door, they added.While police said they had reason to believe he was trying to escape, a video apparently of the arrest on the ESPN Brazil sports news website shows Mr Hickey answering the door naked to officers.Police said the arrest was related to that of fellow Irishman Kevin James Mallon on the day of the Olympic opening ceremony.More than 700 tickets organised in envelopes clearly marked for sale were found in a safe with Mr Mallon, Detective Ricardo Barbosa told the BBC.Police estimate the potential profits of the alleged scheme at 10m reals (£2.4m; $3.1m).(BBC Sport)last_img read more