click links in text for more info
SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

James Robert Rhind

James Robert Rhind, was born in Inverness, Scotland in 1854 and trained as an architect in his father's local practice. He was successful in the architectural competition for new libraries to be constructed in Glasgow following Andrew Carnegie’s gift of £100,000 to the city in 1901, his designs were selected for 7 libraries, allowing him to demonstrate his individual interpretation of Edwardian Baroque architecture. Rhind’s libraries were all built with locally quarried sandstone, which blended in with the existing tenement neighbourhoods, his landmark buildings were enhanced by his liberal use of columns and sculpted features. Many of the façades were decorated with stone and bronze statues by the noted Glasgow sculptor, William Kellock Brown. Rhind retained his base in Inverness while he temporarily occupied offices in Glasgow city centre during the construction of the new Carnegie libraries. In Scotland the Carnegie libraries were built of stone. In the rest of the British Isles there was much more use of brick.

The drawings of the Carnegie libraries designed by architect James Robert Rhind are in the Strathclyde Archives, Glasgow. Bridgeton District Library, 1903-1906 Dennistoun Library, 1903-1906 Govanhill & Crosshill District Library, 1902-1906 Hutchesontown District Library, 1904-1906 Maryhill Public Library, 1903-1905 Parkhead District Library, 1904-1906 Woodside Library, 1902-1905Rhind's best known buildings in the north of Scotland are the Royal Golf Hotel and the Crown Church, Inverness. James Robert Rhind - contains a biography of James. R. Rhind Edwardian Baroque Architecture in Glasgow – James. R. Rhind

N,N-Dimethylphenethylamine

N,N-Dimethylphenethylamine is a substituted phenethylamine, used as a flavoring agent. It is an alkaloid, first isolated from the orchid Eria jarensis, its aroma is described as "sweet, fishy". It is used in cereal, dairy products, fish and meat, it is being used in pre-workout and bodybuilding supplements with claims of a stimulant effect. There is evidence suggesting that N,N-DMPEA acts as a TAAR1 agonist in humans, as a 5-HT1A ligand in rats; some less conclusive research indicated that it had interaction with MAO-B, most as an enzyme substrate and not an inhibitor. N,N-DMPEA has been found to be safe for use as a flavoring agent by the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association Expert Panel and by the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives —a collaboration between the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization

Sports for Peace

Sports for Peace was set up during the preliminary stages of the Olympic Games 2008 to address the question of whether sport or major sporting events can foster common ideals. In "Sports for Peace", athletes from all over the world come together to promote the values of sport, such as fair play, the Olympic ideal of freedom and intercultural understanding; as a politically independent initiative, "Sports for Peace" offers a neutral basis to foster the spirit of fair play, the sense of community and the elimination of prejudice. The initiative is based in Berlin. Everywhere in the world sport plays an important role in society, for it is capable of conveying basic rules and essential values of peaceful coexistence – such as tolerance, team spirit and fair play. In addition, sport is suitable to form character skills, which are important for a fulfilling and happy life, because sport as a medium gives the value of discipline, endurance and self-motivation. By conveying the ethics of sport, it lays the foundations for a more peaceful, humane world.

2008 "Sports for Peace" published in cooperation with Amnesty International and the International Campaign for Tibet an ad in the International Herald Tribune which accompanied the start of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. More than 100 sportsmen from all over the world signed an open letter to the Chinese government expressing their desire not only to see a successful sports festival in Beijing, but to call for respect concerning Olympic ideals and basic human rights. 2009 On the occasion of the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2009 in Berlin "Sports for Peace" celebrated its official inauguration with legends of sports. The "Sport of Peace" Awards of 2009 were handed over to exemplary persons who met their function as role models in a special way; the award winner IOC Vice President Sergej Bubka has been investing in the sports association of this home town Donetsk for several years thus lending children a sporting home as well as young sports talents such as Yelena Isinbayeva. In his acceptance speech he stated:”I feel honoured because this prize represents the full recognition of the work that my colleagues and I have been doing so far".

Dr. Edwin Moses, another "Sports for Peace" Award winner and renowned worldwide ambassador for sports ethics and a chairperson of the Laureus World of Sport Academy, responded to his prize: "I am receiving this award in the name of my colleagues at Laureus Sports Foundation. Everywhere in the world we need social involvement and, why I wholeheartedly welcome the'Sports for Peace' initiative"; the Iranian National Football team received an award for wearing green wristbands in their game against South Korea to express their solidarity with the movement towards freedom and democracy in Iran. 2010 In cooperation with the United Nations "Sports for Peace" will stage a gala-event on the occasion of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa on 8 June 2010 in Johannesburg at Constitution Hill. This venue is the new home of the Constitutional Court and represents the protector of South African basic rights and freedoms, it is the site of the Johannesburg's Old Fort Prison complex, where political leaders like Nelson Mandela but Mahatma Gandhi were detained.

The gala-event became part of the United Nations MDG advocacy campaign, which has the purpose of bringing together a remarkable number of personalities to raise awareness for the urgency to fulfil the UN Millennium Development Goal No. 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education by 2015. Former President of South Africa and Nobel Prize winner Nelson Mandela endorses and supports the whole initiative. 400 high level personalities from sports, economics and media will attend the event. The UN will launch the official MDG song performed by 8 African musicians and music groups including the Soweto Gospel Choir. Part of the advocacy campaign will be a week of free public film screenings in townships on peace and development and talks/panel discussions by actors and directors in cooperation with the Cinema for Peace Foundation. Films that will be screened include "Invictus" with etc.. "Sports for Peace" events are planned for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 in Germany and the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Right To Play "HONOURING AND CELEBRATING MUHAMMAD ALI". Sports-for-peace.org. Retrieved 15 March 2019

Larry Johnson (American football coach)

Larry Johnson is an American football coach the defensive line and associate head coach at Ohio State University. He served as an assistant football coach at Pennsylvania State University from 1996 to 2013. Johnson was a high school football coach in the Washington, D. C. area from 1983 to 1993. He is the father of former National Football League running back Larry Johnson and former Penn State wide receiver Tony Johnson. A native of Williamston, North Carolina, Johnson was a standout linebacker at Elizabeth City State University, earning NAIA All-America honors there in 1973. Johnson was initiated as a member of Iota Phi Theta fraternity while attending Elizabeth City State. A legendary prep coach in the state of Maryland, Johnson was a six-time coach-of-the-year, architect of one of the winningest football programs in the Maryland public school system. From 1977 to 1991, Johnson's teams at Maurice J. McDonough High School in Pomfret, Maryland were annually ranked among the top squads in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

In his final eight years, the Ram dynasty amassed an 82-10 record, made eight consecutive appearances in the state playoffs, were 8–2 in championship games and captured three Division 3A state championships. His overall record as head coach was 139–36. From 1992 to 1993, Johnson was head coach at T. C. Williams High School in Virginia, he was hired by the school's athletic director. Johnson was the defensive line coach at Penn State from 2000 to 2013. From 1996 to 1999 he served as the Nittany Lions' defensive ends and special teams coach. In that time, Johnson developed a reputation for being a premier blue chip recruiter landing top talent from the mid-Atlantic states, he was instrumental in the development of five first-team All-Americans: Devon Still, first-round NFL draft choices Tamba Hali, Michael Haynes, Jimmy Kennedy, former #1 overall selection Courtney Brown. Johnson was offered the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach job at Illinois in January 2009, he decided to continue at Penn State.

On November 10, 2011 Tom Bradley announced that Johnson and linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden would serve as co-defensive coordinators. On January 7, 2012, Johnson was retained as a coach on the team's staff with the arrival of new head coach Bill O'Brien. On January 1, 2014, Johnson was named interim head coach after O'Brien's departure to the NFL; that month, Johnson left Penn State after 18 years when he was hired by Ohio State to be an assistant head coach and defensive line coach. Johnson maintains a close relationship with his son Larry, who has referred to his father as his "best friend" and "the only person in the world he trusts" in interviews. Johnson's younger son Tony, was a starting wide receiver for Penn State from 2000 to 2003. Ohio State profile

Let Books Be Books

Let Books Be Books was founded in March 2014 as a campaign to persuade publishers of children's books to stop labelling and promoting books as'for boys' or'for girls'. The campaign, led by parents and traces its origins to a thread on the on-line forum Mumsnet, is a spin-off of the Let Toys be Toys campaign, which seeks to get toy manufactures to stop gendering their products. In its founding statement, the campaign said: “Children are listening, take the messages they receive from books, from toys, from marketing and the adults around them. Do we want them to believe that certain things are off-limits for them because of their gender? They're not ` getting it wrong' if a boy wants to doodle flowers. It's time that publishers Let Books Be Books and leave children free to choose their interests for themselves”. Prominent authors supporting the Let Books Be Books campaign include former and current children's laureates Anne Fine and Malorie Blackman, the poet laureate Carol-Ann Duffy, Philip Pullman.

Anne Fine told UK newspaper The Guardian: "You'd think. But some bright and observant adults are buying into it again There are girls of all sorts, with all interests, boys of all sorts with all interests. Just meeting a few children should make that obvious enough, but no, these idiotic notions are spouted so they become a self-fulfilling societal straitjacket from which all our children suffer". Speaking to The Guardian, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, said: "I'm against anything, from age-ranging to pinking and blueing, whose effect is to shut the door in the face of children who might enjoy coming in. No publisher should announce on the cover of any book the sort of readers. Let the readers decide for themselves". In the week following the campaign's launch, Parragon Books responded on Twitter, tweeting: "Feedback on gender-specific titles is important to us. We have no plans to create new titles referring to boy/girl in the UK". In the same week, publisher Usborne announced that a plan to "discontinue publication of titles such as these was decided some time ago”, adding that the company took "feedback on gender-specific titles seriously” and that it had "no plans to produce any titles labelled'for girls' or'for boys' in the future".

On Sunday 16 March, the literary editor of the UK newspaper the Independent on Sunday, Katy Guest, announced: ”Gender-specific books demean all our children. So I promise now that the newspaper and this website will not be reviewing any book, explicitly aimed at just girls, or just boys. Nor will The Independent’s books section, and nor will the children’s books blog at independent.co.uk”. However, Michael O'Mara, owner of Buster Books defended his company's gender-specific titles, such as The Beautiful Girls' Colouring Book and The Brilliant Boys' Colouring Book, to The Independent on Sunday in March 2014, saying: ”It's a fact of life how a large percentage of people shop when buying for kids, do it by sex. We know for a fact that when they are shopping on Amazon, they quite type in'books for boys' and'books for girls’”. In November 2014, Ladybird Books signed up to the Let Books Be Books campaign and announced that it was "committed" to avoiding gendered titles and would be removing such labelling in reprinted copies.

The publisher added: "Out of hundreds of titles in print, we only have six titles with this kind of titling". Its parent company, Penguin Random House Children's division, will be following suit. Other publishers who have informed Let Books Be Books that they will no longer be publishing gender-specific titles include Dorling Kindersley, Chad Valley and Miles Kelly Publishing. Gender neutrality in children's literature Gender polarization Gender stereotypes Let Toys Be Toys Pinkstinks Let Books Be Books