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Lewes FC become first professional club to pay women and men equally
Lewes FC have become the first professional or semi-professional football club to pay their women’s team the same as their men’s team, as part of their Equality FC campaign
By Marcus Christenson

Lewes FC have become the first professional or semi-professional football club to pay its women’s team the same as its men’s team, as part of its Equality FC campaign.

The club, whose men’s side play in the Isthmian League Division One South and the women’s in the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division, announced the news on Wednesday, with the Lewes FC director Jacquie Agnew saying: “We believe that there should be a level playing field for women in football.

“By committing to paying our women’s and men’s teams equally, and providing equal resource for coaching, training and facilities, we hope to spark a change across the UK that will help put an end to the excuses for why such a deep pay disparity has persisted in our sport. Together with our owners, donors and sponsors, Lewes FC can show that equal pay can be implemented to the benefit of both women and men in sport and beyond.”

Lewes FC become first professional club to pay women and men equally | 12.07.2017

Lewes FC have become the first professional or semi-professional football club to pay its women’s team the same as its men’s team, as part of its Equality FC campaign.

The club, whose men’s side play in the Isthmian League Division One South and the women’s in the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division, announced the news on Wednesday, with the Lewes FC director Jacquie Agnew saying: “We believe that there should be a level playing field for women in football.

“By committing to paying our women’s and men’s teams equally, and providing equal resource for coaching, training and facilities, we hope to spark a change across the UK that will help put an end to the excuses for why such a deep pay disparity has persisted in our sport. Together with our owners, donors and sponsors, Lewes FC can show that equal pay can be implemented to the benefit of both women and men in sport and beyond.”

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anonymous asked:

This has bothered me since LOK came out. How did Korra's father become the chief of the SWT, when he came from fhe NWT? was that ever even explained? maybe I competely missed it, but i always assumed that the next chief of the south wouldve been sokka or katara or there kids or someone actually from the SWT? lok has confused me so much smh

Oh, it was explained, all right…just not very clearly in the actual show (as usually happens with Legend of Korra). According to the Avatar wiki:

The Southern Water Tribe is an independent state at the South Pole and the southern division of the Water Tribes. A federation of several smaller tribes,[2][6] the South is ruled by a Council of Elders, who also elect the tribe’s chief. The Southern Water Tribe achieved its independence only after the Water Tribe Civil War in 171 AG; before, the tribe had been an autonomous tribal confederation under the Northern Water Tribe’s jurisdiction.

To no one’s surprise, all the sources cited for this are from LOK, not from A:TLA at all. That’s right–the Southern Water Tribe was completely independent of the North, only for it to suddenly become what amounts to a satrapy in order for it to regain independence that it had never lost in the first place. Under Korra’s new! improved! canon, Tonraq could rise to the chieftainship because he is a prince of the North. It wouldn’t surprise me if Bryke’s upcoming A:TLA comic, “North and South,” was yet more retcon to explain away this logical incongruity with the original show.

The question is, though, why the need for the “banished prince” storyline in the first place? And, of course, you all know the answer by now: because Bryke tried so hard to replicate Zuko’s success as a character—over and over again—only to fail every time. (And never learn from that failure the way Zuko himself did.)

  • They created Mako in order to be “Zuko without the angst,” only to watch him fall from fan favorite to creator’s pet by their failing to call him out on his romantic blunders.
  • They tried to copy “Zuko Alone” in “Korra Alone” by giving her a haircut which was supposed to be symbolic, but failed because hair cutting has no known significance in Water Tribe culture and the severance of Korra’s old ties lasted only a couple of episodes. The only truly memorable haircut in LOK is Jinora’s, but like everything else, it doesn’t last. So the intent to say “This symbolizes a change in Korra’s life!” instead elicits the audience reaction of, “Oh, this is just like when Zuko cut his hair!” Which it wasn’t. 
  • They tried to copy Zuko’s issues with his father onto their LOK characters, only to take a huge dump on nearly the entirety of the GAang with little, if anything, to show for it.
  • They tried to copy Zuko’s internal struggle with Lin’s illness in “The Metal Clan”. But Lin did not get a character arc for this subplot, because her conflict was, again, resolved in one episode. Imagine if Zuko had just up and joined the Avatar after recovering from his fever and everything was hunky-dory! It would have been…well, nearly as awful as this “development” was. (I have heard that Aaron Ehasz was behind the push to have Zuko’s redemption in Season 3, rather than the end of Season 2 [a.k.a. right after Zuko’s fever], in order to properly complete his character arc. I don’t know if that’s true, but it would only mesh 100% with everything we’ve learned so far about A:TLA’s writing.)

So, now we get to Tonraq the so-called banished prince. Funny how this banishment never really affects his character at all, unlike Zuko, who actually learned and grew from his banishment so that it made him a better person. But hey, it sounds cool, so why not? Banishment for everybody!

To sum up: whenever Bryke decides to reimagine Zuko, they copy the visuals, but not the meaning. Everything looks the same, sometimes it even sounds the same—but it doesn’t feel the same. It simply lacks the depth that Team Ehasz brought to the table.

The Gospel of Mathematics
  • [Scene: we're sitting down to dinner, when we notice something off about Luke, age 10...]
  • Mom: "Why are your glasses upside-down?"
  • Luke: "It's Upside-Down Day. When I got to math class, everybody was wearing their glasses upside down, just for fun."
  • Me: "Did you wear them like that the whole day?"
  • Luke: "No, just for math class. And then the teacher asked us what other kinds of silly things we'd like to do."
  • Mom: "What did you suggest?"
  • Luke: "I said we should do the whole class with Southern Gospel Preacher style. You know..." [starts a hilariously awful, stereotypical Southern preacher accent] "MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS, I AM HERE TODAY TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF MATHEMATICS!"
  • Me: [chuckling] "That's pretty funny."
  • Luke: "OHHH, MY BROTHERS! THE LORD SAID IN THE GOOD TEXTBOOK, YOU SHALL NOT BE SAVED UNLESS YOU LEARN LONG DIVISION! OHHH, MY SISTERS, GOD SURELY KNOWS WHAT TERRIBLE DIVISION YOU DO IN YOUR HEAD!"
  • Me: "Did you do this accent in class?"
  • Luke: "OH YES."
  • Mom: "What did the teacher say?"
  • Luke: "She thought it was funny. She'll never do it, but it's funny. DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT TWO PLUS TWO EQUALS FOUR? THEN YOU MUST ALSO LEARN THE WAYS OF FRACTIONS AND PI! THIS IS THE WAY TO SALVATION! CAN I GET AN AMEN?!"
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yesterday i made the 8 hour round trip to A&M Kingsville to buy a trio of composite rabbits!  i’ve been waiting for these guys to go on sale all summer and im excited to finally have them :3

the reason i wanted these rabbits is they were created to be big, well producing meat rabbits, but ALSO they have the genes for every single fur colour that rabbits come in!  so every litter is going to be a rainbow of colour, making for really fun tanning projects.

the top two are does - a chestnut and a black gold steel, and the bottom is the buck, i think a silvered fawn?  or maybe just a very light fawn.  either way, he’s gorgeous, and im DYING to breed them.  the ladies still need some adjusting, but hopefully in a couple days :)

Hitch & Marlowe: 104th Trainees Squad

There’s a lot of confusion about how Hitch and Marlowe are part of the 104th, so I figured I should post something about this in the tag to clarify.

In chapter 59, Hitch mentions that Jean, Annie, and the others are part of the southern division of the 104th trainees squad, suggesting there are at least two sections.  I suspect that, because of the size of the cities in the walls and the sheer number of new recruits, there are probably four sections of trainee squads – north, east, south, and west.

This means there would typically be 40 new recruits in the MP every year (with the 104th being a special scenario), which is plenty to station in the inner wall cities and force to do the dirty work that the higher-ups don’t want to do.

This also means that Hitch and Marlowe did not know member of the southern division prior to these encounters, so people need to be aware of that before creating headcanons or fanfics about them being involved in the southern division’s activities.  Obviously they couldn’t have been part of the same division, considering they would have had to be in the top 10 in their division.