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Darnell Hunt

Darnell Hunt is an American sociologist and academic administrator. He is the dean of Social Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is a professor of Sociology and African American Studies, the former director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, he is the author or editor of four books, annual reports on the lack of diversity in the film industry. Darnell Hunt graduated from the University of Southern California, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism in 1984, he earned a master in business administration from Georgetown University in 1988, a PhD from UCLA in 1994. Hunt began teaching at UCLA in 1991 as a graduate student, he was the chair of the Sociology department, the director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, where he was succeeded by History professor Kelly Lytle Hernandez. Since July 2017, Hunt has served as the dean of Social Sciences. Hunt is the author of two books, the editor of two more books, he has published an annual report on the lack of diversity in the film industry since 2014.

The 2017 report, commissioned by the Color of Change, a non-profit civil rights advocacy organization, showed that few television writers were black. To increase their share, Hunt suggested television producers use the Rooney Rule during their interviewing process, his first book, Screening the Los Angeles "Riots:" Race and Resistance, looks at the way white and Hispanic television viewers understood the 1992 Los Angeles riots. In a review for Contemporary Sociology, professor S. Craig Watkins of the University of Texas at Austin called it "a original and essential piece of research." However, in a review for the Revue française de sociologie, Julien Damon regretted that Hunt did not look at the way Koreans were impacted by the riots. His second book, O. J. Simpson Facts and Fictions: News Rituals in the Construction of Reality, is about the O. J. Simpson murder case. Hunt subsequently edited two books, his third book, Channeling Blackness: Studies on Television and Race in America, was about the way blacks are portrayed on television.

His fourth book, Black Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial Realities, co-edited with Ana-Christina Ramón, the Assistant Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, is a collection of seventeen articles about South Los Angeles and Leimert Park; the Journal of American History published a mixed review by Lawrence B. de Graaf, a History professor at California State University, Fullerton. For de Graaf, "This book should be in any collection on recent African American life and on Los Angeles, but next to more comprehensive historical works." In particular, he criticized the lack of attention paid to blacks who live just outside Los Angeles, or to the black middle class. Reviewing it for The Journal of African American History, John H. Barnhill praised the book, writing "Scholarly excellence characterizes many of the articles." He concluded, "the volume provides a great deal of direction for those seeking to understand the background to and current state of the African American urban experience in the 21st century."

Hunt, Darnell M.. Screening the Los Angeles "Riots:" Race and Resistance. Cambridge, U. K.: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521578141. OCLC 4769452437. Hunt, Darnell M.. O. J. Simpson Facts and Fictions: News Rituals in the Construction of Reality. Cambridge, U. K.: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521624688. OCLC 797427087. Hunt, Darnell M. ed.. Channeling Blackness: Studies on Television and Race in America. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195167634. OCLC 637394443. Hunt, Darnell M.. Black Los Angeles: American Dreams and Racial Realities. New York City: NYU Press. ISBN 9780814737347. OCLC 477268823


Bouvardia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae. It contains about 50 species of evergreen herbs and shrubs native to Mexico and Central America, with one species extending into the southwestern United States; the genus is named in honor of Charles Bouvard, physician to Louis XIII, superintendent of the Jardin du Roi in Paris. In the language of flowers, Bouvardia symbolize enthusiasm, they grow to 0.6–1.5 m tall. The leaves are in whorls of 3-5, ovate to lanceolate, 3 -- 11 cm long; the flowers are in terminal many-flowered clusters. Several species of Bouvardia are grown as ornamental plants, both in the tropics and indoors as houseplants in temperate regions. Several cultivars and hybrids have been selected; when grown as houseplants, a minimum winter temperature of 7 °C is required, with a minimum of 12 °C while in flower. Propagation of the cultivars is by cuttings taken in late spring or summer, which need to be kept at a temperature of 20 °C by night and 25 °C during the day, shaded when required.

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Brandon McReynolds

Lawrence Brandon McReynolds is an American professional stock car racing driver and the spotter for Noah Gragson. He has competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for JGL Racing, has competed in the K&N Pro Series East and K&N Pro Series West as well as the ARCA Menards Series, he is the son of current Fox NASCAR analyst Larry McReynolds. The one notable event from McReynolds' UARA-Stars tenure was the 2009 Bailey's 300 at Martinsville Speedway. Jake Crum won the race, with McReynolds finishing second. McReynolds and Crum disagreed on tactics used throughout the race which culminated in both getting in to each other on the backstretch after the race. McReynolds captured eight victories during his time on the tour, from 2008 to 2010. McReynolds made a combined total of 44 starts, 29 in the West, 15 in the East from 2011 to 2015, he scored a best finish of third twice in the East, won two races in the West series in 2015. Both wins came from the pole at Iowa. In November 2017 it was announced that McReynolds will run a partial K&N Pro Series East schedule in 2018 with longtime NASCAR Modified owner John Visconti in an alliance with Tommy Baldwin Racing, whom McReynolds had run with.

The team will race whenever McReynolds is not helping with Noah Gragson's team in the Camping World Truck Series. McReynolds captured his first K&N Pro Series East win at New Hampshire in September, beating Derek Kraus and Riley Herbst on a late restart. McReynolds logged seven starts from 2010 to 2012, emerging victorious once, at Talladega Superspeedway in 2012, passing Matt Lofton on the final circuit, he returned to the series in 2019 for a partial superspeedway slate with KBR Development. In his one start in the series, McReynolds finished 18th at Texas Motor Speedway in 2012. McReynolds made his Xfinity debut in 2010, it would be another six years before a 23rd at Talladega for JGL Racing. His dad Larry was in the booth for FOX broadcasting the race. In 2016, McReynolds returned to the JGL No. 24 machine, crashing in the U. S. Cellular 250. McReynolds did not return to NASCAR competition in 2017. In his one start in the series, McReynolds finished 9th at Riverside International Speedway in 2018.

In 2017, McReynolds took on the role of spotter and driver coach to Noah Gragson's Kyle Busch Motorsports team in the Camping World Truck Series. McReynolds has dipped his toe in to broadcasting, serving as a guest analyst for a K&N Pro Series West race on NBCSN in 2017, he is an avid deer hunter. * Season still in progress1 Ineligible for series points Brandon McReynolds driver statistics at Racing-Reference

Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana

Awakening of Faith in the Mahāyāna is a text of Mahayana Buddhism. Though attributed to the Indian master Aśvaghoṣa, no Sanskrit version of it exists and it is now regarded by scholars as a Chinese composition. While the text is traditionally attributed to Aśvaghoṣa, no Sanskrit version of the text is extant; the two earliest existing versions are written in Chinese, contemporary scholars accept the theory that the text is a Chinese composition. However, D. T. Suzuki accepted its Indian Sanskrit origin, while acknowledging that it was unlikely the historical Aśvaghoṣa Chinese: 馬鳴菩薩 was the author, that it was more that the attribution to Aśvaghoṣa was an honorific appellation due to the profundity of the treatise. Suzuki saw the Awakening of Faith as being "inspired by the same spirit" as the Lankavatara Chinese: 楞伽經, Avatamsaka Chinese: 華嚴經, the Mahayana Parinirvana Chinese: 涅槃經 Sutras, regarded its identification as a Chinese text as "not well grounded". Suzuki's views were written before modern computer assisted analysis could be undertaken by scholars.

Paramartha was traditionally thought to have translated the text in the 6th Century CE in 553. However, many modern scholars now opine that it was composed by Paramartha or one of his students. King remarks that, although Paramartha undoubtedly was among the most prolific translators of Sanskrit texts into Chinese, he may have originated, not translated, the East Asian Yogācāra Chinese: 唯識宗 text of the Buddha-nature Treatise as well as the Awakening of Faith. Other experts dispute. A translation or reedited version was attributed to the Khotanese monk Śikṣānanda; the term Mahayana points not to the Mahayana school, but to tathatā "suchness" or "the Absolute": The title of the text, the Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana, should therefore be understood as the "Awakening of Faith in the Absolute", not in Mahayana Buddhism as distinguished from Hinayana Buddhism. Charles Muller argues that the terminology "faith in" is misleading: In rendering the title of the Dasheng qixin lun as Awakening of Mahāyāna Faith, as opposed to Hakeda's "Awakening of Faith in Mahāyāna" I am following the position put forth by Sung Bae Park in Chapter Four of his book Buddhist Faith and Sudden Enlightenment.

There he argues that the inner discourse of the text itself, along with the basic understanding of the meaning of mahāyāna in the East Asian Buddhist tradition does not work according to a Western theological "faith in..." subject-object construction, but according to an indigenous East Asian essence-function 體用 model. Thus, mahāyāna should not be interpreted as a noun-object, but as a modifier, which characterizes the type of faith. In other words, the treatise is not discussing "Faith in the Mahayana," rather it is presenting the Mahayana style of faith, faith in the true suchness of mind; the text is divided into five sections, summarized as “One Mind, Two Aspects, Three Greatnesses, Four Faiths, Five Practices". Following two introductory chapters dealing with the oneness of mind and motivations for the text's composition, part three focuses on two aspects of mind to clarify the relationship between enlightenment and ignorance and samsara, or the absolute and the phenomenal. Part four describes five practices that aid in the growth of faith, emphasizing calmness and insight meditation.

Part five describes the benefits. Written from the perspective of Essence-Function, this text sought to harmonize the two soteriological philosophies of the Buddha-nature and Eight Consciousnesses into a synthetic vision based on the One Mind in Two Aspects: In the words of the Awakening of Faith — which summarizes the essentials of Mahayana — self and world and suchness, are integrally one. Everything is a carrier of that a priori enlightenment; the mystery of existence is not, “How may we overcome alienation?” The challenge is, rather, “Why do we think we are lost in the first place?” Commentaries on the Awakening in Faith were composed in China and Korea by numerous exegetes. Commentaries composed before the mid 9th century in Chinese and Korean include those by Jingying Huiyuan 淨影慧遠 Taisho Tripitaka Vol. 44, No. 1843 大乘起信論義疏 Dasheng qixinlun yishu. Although omitted from lists of canonical Buddhist texts, the Awakening of Faith influenced subsequent Mahayana doctrine, it reflects an important stage in the synthesis of Indian and Chinese Buddhist thought, the elevation of the tathagatagarbha doctrine to a central place in Chinese Buddhist soteriology.

The Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana had a great influence on Chinese Buddhism. One of the reasons for this is the status of the commentator Fazang 法藏 as state preceptor and third patriarch of the Huayan school; the Awakening of Faith is thought to have played a role in the Huayan doctrine of the interpenetration of phenomena. In great part due to the commentaries by Wonhyo, the Awakening of Faith ended up having an unusually powerful influence in Korea, where it may be the most oft-cited text in the entire tradition, it provided much of the d

Wei Son

Wei Son is a Japanese fashion model, active in both the professional and commercial modeling fields since the late 2000s. She is known in the gyaru scene, as a former major contributor to the Popteen magazine and an exclusive model for its sister magazine PopSister. There are several different ways of spelling her name in Roman script, including Ii Son, Wei Sun, Wei Son. According to her official profile, Son was born in Saitama, Japan with Chinese nationality, however she herself has stated on multiple occasions that she was born in Dalian and lived there until she was 5 years old before immigrating to Niigata and growing up in Saitama, she became a full-time model at the age of 17. She first appeared in the Popteen magazine in May 2007 and was first on its cover in March 2008. In April 2010 when Popteen's "older sister" magazine PopSister was first published, she appeared on it as an exclusive model alongside six other exclusive models; that same year she went to Shanghai to attend the Shanghai World Expo its event promoting the gyaru culture and various gyaru-brands, as a representative of the gyaru scene along with eight other Japanese models related to the Popteen magazine.

Being active in the runway scene, she has endorsed numerous fashion brands, cosmetic products, several non-fashion / non-cosmetic products including printclub machines. She starred in the music video for Rake's 2010 song "All I Need Is...". PopSister ceased publication in September 2011, she had since appeared on various fashion magazines including the 250,000-selling Blenda magazine, she began appearing on Blenda as the youngest one of its faces in April 2012. Son has been appearing on TV Tokyo's street dance themed program Dance@TV since April 2010 as its only female host, she began appearing on MTV Japan's Shibuhara Girls in January 2011 as one of its four regulars. A reality TV series, Shibuhara Girls has reported some daily aspects of her modeling life such as her visits to South Korea where she was featured in the Maps street fashion magazine, the Men's Health magazine's "Hot Icon of the Month" monthly special editorial, several newspapers. In addition to MTV, she contributed to the 2011 large music event "MTV Video Music Awards Japan" as its main host, in which her episodic friendship with the US diva Lady Gaga was reported.

She made her singing debut in early 2009 when she released her first single "Sweet Song" with Lady Bird, as "Lady Bird feat. Son'i" on BMG Japan. Released on February 25, 2009, "Sweet Song" hit the top spots of several singles and club charts such as the Dwango chart and Club Atom chart, it appeared on the Oricon singles chart 3 times, peaking at #47. Wei has a fraternal twin sister named i.e. Kyo Son. Kyo, who became a mother of a boy in October 2009, is a model best known for appearing in popular gyaru-mama magazine "I Love Mama". Wei made an appearance with Kyo in the Blenda magazine June 2013 issue, it was her first magazine appearance with the sister. Official profile by the LesPros modeling agency Official blog Former official blog Official Twitter

Smyrna Township, Jefferson County, Indiana

Smyrna Township is one of ten townships in Jefferson County, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,096 and it contained 466 housing units. Created on June 16, 1847 by the Jefferson County Commissioners, Smyrna was the last of Jefferson County's 10 townships to be formed, it is rural with only small unincorporated areas as population centers. No post offices operate in the township; the following post offices once operated in the township: Creswell and. 6. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 25.95 square miles, of which 25.93 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles is water. The streams of Goose Creek, Harberts Creek and Hensley Creek run through this township. Midway Neavill Grove Smyrna Volga Wakefield Lancaster Township Monroe Township Madison Township Republican Township Graham Township The township contains the following cemeteries: Brown Ford, Kinnear and Lawler, Lowe, McKay-Stites, Neavill and Smyrna Presbyterian. Indiana State Road 7 U. S.

Board on Geographic Names United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files Baker, J. David, The Postal History of Indiana, 1976, Philatelic Bibliophile, P. O. Box 213971, Louisville, Ky. 1976. Gresham, John M. & Co. 1889. Biographical & Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Harrison, Jefferson, Jennings and Washington. John Paul Chapter DAR. Jefferson County Cemetery Transcriptions, 1941 Indiana Township Association United Township Association of Indiana