Oh boy! I wonder what his major announcement will be! Surely, it’s not that he plans to run for U.S. Senate!However, the bid is not officially confirmed, and there are two reasons to be skeptical. 1) Kid Rock is a known flip-flopper. In 1998, the musician declared “I wanna be a cowboy,” though we have yet to see any evidence that he actually accomplished this goal after nearly two decades, and 2) As Consequence of Sound notes, “While Richie has expressed an interest in politics, it’s entirely possible, and likely probable, he’s not actually running for office. His campaign’s webstore is hosted on Warner Bros.’s website, suggesting the rocker is parlaying recent speculation into a marketing opportunity for a new music project.”If Rock is serious about running for Michigan’s Senate, he’d be up against incumbent Debbie Stabenow (D), as Kid Rock, though he identifies as a “Libertarian” (a.k.a. a Republican who likes to smoke pot), is a big supporter of Donald Trump. In the past, Rock has previously campaigned for the 45th president, sold merchandise for him, visited him in the White House, and generally just won’t hop off his dick. Ironically, if Kid Rock were to run for office, he may have to face-off against his good buddy, Ted Nugent, who is also considering running for office, because the bar for political standards is literally flush with the ground.[H/T Consequence of Sound] A few moments later, Kid Rock then posted this cryptic follow-up: Ah, yes, Kid Rock. What do you think when you hear the name? Do you think of the genius musician who heavily sampled the iconic “Sweet Home Alabama” in his song about growing up in Northern Michigan, or the genius lyricist who, in the very same song, rhymed the word “things” with “things,” making for an actually 100% perfect rhyme? #legendaryMaybe, your first instinct when you hear the name of the musician who penned such classics as “Cucci Galore” and “Bawitdaba”—the latter of which is mostly filled with incoherent babbling in between rants on the IRS and references to “porno flicks”—is, “Get that man into political office ASAP!” If you fall into this category, then buckle up, because you’re about to have a great day. Today, Robert Ritchie, the actual name of the celebrated and beloved musician that is Kid Rock, more or less announced that he would be running for U.S. Senate.A website for Kid Rock’s apparent senatorial run, www.kidrockforsenate.com, went live today, which, I shit you not, only features a picture of Kid Rock next to a taxidermied deer, the lone phrase “ARE YOU SCARED?”, a link to a gift shop with predictably horribly rendered gear, and a poorly designed GIF that alternates between phrases like “PIMP OF THE NATION,” “BORN FREE,” and “IN ROCK WE TRUST.” Inexplicably, the GIF also features the phrases “PARTY TO THE PEOPLE,” “WELCOME TO THE PARTY,” and “I’LL ROCK THE PARTY” back to back, just to really hammer home Rock’s affinity toward both political parties and drinking-a-bottle-of-Southern-Comfort-and-waking-up-in-your-neighbor’s-bushes-naked parties.Clearly, the outpour about this new website got back to Kid Rock, as he then went to post on Twitter this:
During Lent last year, Campus Ministry expanded its Need to Talk program to give students the opportunity to simply come chat with someone or seek advice during a wider range of hours. After the program’s success last year, Campus Ministry decided to permanently expand its hours to 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday through Thursday. Sessions take place in 113 Coleman-Morse Center.Mike Urbaniak, the assistant director of pastoral care for Campus Ministry, said in an email that the mission of the program is simple.“[W]e’re just here to listen and to help folks on their journey, and at times refer them to other trusted resources on campus,” he said.Though the program is housed under Campus Ministry, Urbaniak said the program is meant to offer students a chance to talk about more than just faith.“The Need to Talk ministry makes a member of our Campus Ministry staff available for anyone in need of spiritual guidance, a listening ear or conversation partner about any topic on a student’s mind or heart,” he said. “ … Obviously being a Campus Ministry offering, we are very comfortable talking about faith, but we really find this is a ministry that is accessible and has been taken advantage of by people regardless of their experience of faith or what their faith background is.”Urbaniak said the program was originally started during Lent last year to help students develop a deeper relationship with God during the liturgical season or to discuss issues they may not have been talking about. After seeing over one person every night, Urbaniak said Campus Ministry decided to expand the program.“[M]any of the folks we encountered were people who had no connection to Campus Ministry programming, but just needed some help or wanted some guidance,” he said. “We wanted to continue to be present to our campus in this way.”One of the best aspects of the program, Urbaniak said, is what one student called its “radical availability.”“While it’s somewhat unfortunate that this is not always the norm in our all-too-busy culture, I think it’s important for our students to know that there are places they can turn when they just need someone and can slow down and really talk about anything,” he said. “From how the day is going, to questions about prayer or doubts in faith, to challenging personal and family situations. This is a safe space for students where our presence with them can remind them that they are loved and valued.”Urbaniak said students also have given the program positive feedback. Every night he has served, Urbaniak said someone visited just to say that it is comforting that such a program is being offered, even if they do not need it at the moment.“People seem to appreciate the offer of simply being present for them and creating a safe space to be themselves,” he said.Tags: Campus Ministry, need to talk
Seniors Living — Halcyon Lakeside, Halcyon Design Excellence — Avalon by Mosaic, Mosaic Property Group Premium Small Scale Development — The Lakes Residences, Northern Peninsula, Sunland Group Families opt for apartments, over house and land FULL WINNERS LIST Master Planned Development — Parklands, Project Grocon Consultants’ Excellence — Parklands, Cardno, Archipelago, Arkhefield, and ARM Community Engagement Excellence — Plan your Brisbane, Brisbane City Council Lakeside by Halcyon won the Seniors Living category at the UDIA awards. Inside the build-to-rent project on the Gold Coast.“Smith Collective will be home to a collective of like-minded, everyday people, from academics, students and healthcare workers engaged in the neighbouring tertiary and hospital precincts to young professionals, families and downsizing retirees searching for an active lifestyle.” Avalon by Mosaic Property Group won the Design Excellence category at the UDIA awards. President’s Award — Parklands Project, Grocon CEO’s Award — Walton Stores, Aspect Architects & Project Managers Urban Renewal — Lucent Gasworks, Cavcorp Residential Care — Dovetree, Wesley Mission Queensland Affordable Housing — The Kurrajong Townhouses, Churches of Christ in Queensland BEST OF THE BEST: Parklands Project by Grocon won the President’s Award at the UDIA awards.Build-to-rent communities are the way of the future, providing more people with close access to community amenity at an affordable price.An early example of one such community is the development that housed more than 6000 athletes and officials at this year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Inside the build-to-rent project on the Gold Coast.“It’s got a really good example of retail and community delivery, which is what our industry is essentially about.”Featuring 18 apartment towers, 82 two-storey townhouses and a 6280sq m retail hub, the Grocon and UBS Asset Management project is one of the city’s largest urban renewal projects and has already announced plans for new Woolworths and BWS stores.UBS Asset Management executive director Michael Woodrow said international trends showed people were increasingly willing to forgo home ownership in favour of the quality of lifestyle and location offered by precincts such as Smith Collective.“Our vision is to create a thriving community unlike anything the Gold Coast has seen,” Mr Woodrow said. Affordable Small Scale Development — Baringa Urban Village, Stockland Retail, Commercial, and Public Use — 900 Ann St, Consolidated Properties Group High Density Development — Oxley + Stirling Residences, Aria Property Group Marketing Excellence — Drift by Mosaic, Mosaic Property Group Environmental Excellence — Minnippi, Urbex Medium Density Development — Arc on Lima, Mosaic Property Group Working towards a better future in southeast Queensland “It will be new for renters in Queensland and Australia, that they have the certainty of tenure in this build-to-rent sector that allows them to feel like the rental property is theirs and not quite so transient as current rental properties.”He said the purpose for build-to-rent communities was to provide people with an opportunity to live close to where the work.“People are going to concentrate it around areas where the demand is unable when people don’t have access to properties when they’re close to the fantastic amenity without paying top range acquisition prices.”Mr Murray said the project stood out it several categories and was a good example of urban renewal, affordable housing and medium and high rise density development. Residential Subdivision — North Harbour, North East Business Park Minnipp by Urbex by Aria Property Group won the Environmental Excellence category at the UDIA awards. Parklands Project by Grocon won the President’s Award at the UDIA awards.Grocon’s Parklands Project, took out the top gong at the 2018 UDIA Qld Mitchell Brandtman Awards for Excellence on Friday, November 2.The development is earmarked to become one of Queensland’s first built-to-rent communities was not only crowned with the President’s Award, it also took home the Master Planned Development award.UDIA Queensland state president Ian Murray said the project, now named Smith Collective, was selected from the pool of category winners as it was the “best of the best” and was the largest built-to-rent community soon to be available in the state.“It’s a new emerging sector for the Australian development industry and this is one of the first earliest examples in Queensland,” Mr Murray said. MORE: “Research shows that while an increasing number of people want to live where they work, shop and play, they also yearn for the security of long-term leases and ability to add personal touches to their homes.“By maintaining ownership of Smith Collective’s residential offering, we are able to grant those wishes and help our residents and retailers build a sense of community often lost within large-scale urban developments. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Lucent Gasworks by Cavcorp won the Urban Renewal category at the UDIA awards.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago Oxley + Stirling Residences by Aria Property Group won the High Density Development category at the UDIA awards. Wildcard — Sustainability through Innovation and Scientific Solutions, Rock Trade Industries
Zambia are expecting a complete squad today at their training camp in Johannesburg for the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Ghana.China-based striker James Chamanga joined the Chipolopolo yesterday while the South Africa-based trio of Kennedy Mweene, Davies Nkausu and Joseph Musonda were expected in the evening.Europe-based stars Roger Kola, Chisamba Lungu, Emmanuel Mayuka, Jacob Mulenga and Fwayo Tembo are expected in camp today.Also are the Democratic Republic of Congo-based quartet of Hichani Himoonde, Rainford Kalaba, Nathan Sinkala and Stopilla Sunzu.Captain Christopher Katongo is also expected to get a full house today.Chipolopolo doctor Joseph Kabungo has confirmed injury-doubt Mukuka Mulenga trained with his Sundowns teammates yesterday without complaining of pain.“I was with the Mamelodi Sundowns doctor yesterday (on Saturday) and I had a nice chat with him. He gave me the programme and told me that Mukuka had four training sessions with Sundowns. He trained without pain today (yesterday) with his colleagues. He now has to strive to get to his best,” he said.
Barty, playing her first grand slam singles final after a doubles triumph at the US Open last year, became the first Australian since Margaret Court 46 years ago to be crowned champion at Roland Garros.Vondrousova, playing on Court Philippe-Chatrier for the first time, was brushed aside by a steely Barty, who took just 71 minutes to seal a victory that will move her up to a career-high second in the rankings. Related News French Open 2019: Rafael Nadal sweeps Roger Federer to reach 12th Paris final Ruthless Ashleigh Barty blew away a nervous Marketa Vondrousova in a one-sided French Open final Saturday to win her first grand slam singles title.The magnitude of the occasion appeared to get to unseeded teenager Vondrousova in her first major final and the clinical Barty took advantage, breezing to a 6-1, 6-3 victory. French Open 2019: Novak Djokovic falls to Dominic Thiem in 5-set semifinal thriller The eighth seed dismantled the 19-year-old after the start was delayed by 90 minutes because of the time it took Dominic Thiem to beat Novak Djokovic in the second men’s semifinal on the main show court.Barty’s triumph came three years after resuming her tennis career after a 21-month hiatus, during which time she showcased her cricket skills for Brisbane Heat Women’s Big Bash League.Never letting [email protected] | #RG19 pic.twitter.com/ipLDB1TpfA— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 8, 2019Barty made hard work of beating Amanda Anisimova in a topsy-turvy semifinal on Friday but controlled the championship match, breaking five times as Vondrousova wilted on the big stage in Paris.Barty, 23, capitalized on an uncertain start from world No. 38 Vondrousova to storm to a 3-0 lead, an errant forehand from the left-hander gifting her an early break.Vondrousova persisted with her trademark drop shot, and the fleet-footed Barty read her like a book, but Vondrousova got on the board with a break back to trail 4-1.Barty unleashed a majestic forehand winner to take the next game and ended a quick first set with another rasping forehand down the line.There was no respite for a startled Vondrousova, with a composed Barty putting away a simple forehand winner to break in the opening game of the second set.Vondrousova – who had not dropped a set en route to the final – missed a simple overhead at the net and saw a break point come and go after giving herself a chance to level at 1-1.Barty kept her composure with the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen in her sights, and after holding to love for a 5-3 lead, she broke again with a smash at the net to become the first Australian to win a grand slam singles title since Sam Stosur’s US Open triumph in 2011. STATISTICAL BREAKDOWNAshleigh Barty  def. Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-3WINNERS/UNFORCED ERRORSBarty – 27/26Vondrousova – 10/22ACES/DOUBLE FAULTSBarty – 3/1Vondrousova – 1/3BREAK POINTS WONBarty – 5/13Vondrousova – 1/4 FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGEBarty – 68Vondrousova – 76PERCENTAGE OF POINTS WON ON FIRST/SECOND SERVEBarty – 62/76Vondrousova – 46/53TOTAL POINTSBarty – 69Vondrousova – 49