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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion, [Episcopal News Service – Seoul, South Korea] Korean Anglicans welcomed friends from across the communion Oct. 3 as they celebrated 125 years of ministry based in inculturation, mission and evangelism.The festive Eucharist at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Nicholas in downtown Seoul drew an overflow crowd. Many people sat on blue stools in the courtyards outside Romanesque church watching the proceedings on three enormous video screens. Many wore blue paper visors that were handed out with the order of service booklets to shield themselves from a warm October sun.An overflow crowd listens to Seoul Archbishop Paul Keun Sang Kim, who is also the primate of the Anglican Church in Korea, preach Oct. 3 during the province’s 125th anniversary celebration Eucharist Oct. 3 at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Nicholas in downtown Seoul. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceA street fair of sorts lined one side of the lower courtyard. The cathedral’s Café Grace coffee shop under a large tree in that courtyard was open for business. The café is a mission of the cathedral that helps women refugees from North Korean get settled into society in the South. Communion was served to those sitting outside.Inside the cathedral, bishops from across Asia and other parts of the communion, including The Episcopal Church joined the service, as did Korean clergy. The celebration took place during Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries international consultation that began here Sept. 30. Participants were among the hundreds of worshippers.Those worshippers sang traditional Anglican hymns in Korean as well as modern compositions. The music included folk instruments played by Koreans in traditional dress. The service was broadcast to those outside by CBS, a non-profit television station that features programming related to the Korean church and society. Cameramen on foot and with a crane caught different angles of every element of the two-and-a-half-hour service.The Anglican Church of Korea traces its roots to Sept. 29, 1890 when Bishop Charles John Corfe, who had been ordained a bishop at Westminster Abbey, arrived with other colleagues at Incheon Port. Corfe began his work in the Seoul area, opening schools and medical facilities and other institutions such as orphanages. The church now has three dioceses, more than 200 priests, Sungkonghoe University, four religious communities and 60 social welfare centers. It has grown to more than 65,000 members in 120 parishes and missions.Seoul Archbishop and Anglican Church in Korea Primate Paul Keun Sang Kim prays the Eucharistic prayer during the province’s 125th anniversary celebration Eucharist Oct. 3 at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Nicholas in downtown Seoul. He is surrounded by bishops from across the Anglican Communion, including Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, second from left, and others from The Episcopal Church. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceFrom the beginning, Anglicans worked for the church to be integrated into Korean culture. Thus, while the Romanesque cathedral’s apse is filled with a golden mosaic crowned by an image of Christ, there are church buildings elsewhere that were constructed in the traditional Korean architecture.Before the anniversary service started, the bishops joined Seoul Archbishop Paul Keun Sang Kim, who is also the primate of the Anglican Church in Korea, to dedicate a bust of the Rev. Mark Hee-Jun Kim, the Anglican Church in Korea’s first Korean priest. He was ordained on Dec. 21, 1915 by Bishop Mark N. Trollope, who later oversaw construction of the cathedral.Christopher Chan-Young Kim, a descendant of the Rev. Mark Hee-Jun Kim, the Anglican Church in Korea’s first Korean priest, reads the first lesson during the province’s 125th anniversary celebration Eucharist Oct. 3 at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Nicholas in downtown Seoul. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceChristopher Chan-Young Kim, a young boy descended from the priest, read the Old Testament reading in Korean during the service. The reading, Isaiah 6:3-9, formed the theme of the service as Isaiah offered to preach God’s word, saying “Here I am; send me.”This year marks 50 years since Korean bishops have led the Korean Anglican Church. Lee Cheon Hwan was ordained and consecrated in 1965, just 20 years after the country was liberated from Japan after World War II. The church became an independent province of the Anglican Communion in 1993. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby sent anniversary greetings to the province that were read during the service by Church of England Diocese of Peterborough Bishop Donald Allister. Peterborough and the Diocese of Seoul have had a relationship since 2011.Reconciliation is a theme for the province’s ministry and the anniversary Eucharist’s collect included a prayer that Korean Anglicans would “devote ourselves to the unification and reconciliation of the Korean peninsula.”The service also featured a Korean-specific prayer for each of the Anglican Communion’s Five Mark’s of Mission. The prayer for the fourth mark (to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation) noted the sorrow of the peninsula’s division.“Seventy years of our independence is also 70 years of our division,” the prayer said, noting that wounds from World War II “turned into ideological conflict” and “families lost their hometowns.“We pray that our nation will become one, dance in an embrace, and worship and praise you even in North Korea,” the prayer concluded.The Anglican Church in Korea has also pursued reconciliation with the Nippon Sei Ko Kai (the Anglican Church in Japan). Japan’s annexation of Korea in 1910 was the start of a militaristic period in that country’s history that only ended with its defeat in World War II. Korean men and women were conscripted as laborers in Japan, suffered from and often died because of their working conditions. The Anglican Church in Japan did not protest as Japan began to occupy and colonize other Asian countries.Last December the two churches celebrated 30 years of mission partnership.Archbishop Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu, the NSKK primate who has attended the EAM gathering in Seoul, told that group that Korean Anglicans “opened their hearts to us even before Japan had come to terms with and apologised for its role in the colonization of the Korean peninsula.” He said they “drew our attention to the inadequacies and errors of Japan’s historical awareness, they also opened the door to exchanges between individuals, churches, dioceses and at the provincial level.”– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Korean Anglicans celebrate 125 years of mission, ministry Eucharist combines Korean and Anglican traditions to mark anniversary Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Comments (1) By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 3, 2015 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK
RelatedPosts Gerrard gets Aribo, Leon Balogun boost Several Chelsea players test positive for COVID-19 – Media reports Injury blow for Aribo, Leon Balogun Nigerian international, Leon Balogun, has expressed desire to restart his career after joining Wigan Athletic on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday. Speaking to Latics TV after his first training session at the Wigan Athletic Training Centre, Balogun said: “I had a good two days to organise some things back in Brighton and now I’m glad I’m here. “I drove up on Sunday, it was a nice peaceful drive, but I was happy to get the journey done because it’s quite a long way. “Joining up with the lads was the perfect timing. I congratulated them on the win against Leeds on Saturday, it was massive for the team. “It was really good to start the week like that, with that kind of spirit. The lads who played in the game tried to keep things low key because they were still in recovery. “I got the chance to meet some of the young kids as well and my first training session was fun, my first day made me very happy to be here. “I’m very impressed with the facilities here. I love the showers, which is a bit funny, but everyone at Brighton will understand. “At Brighton, it’s either hot or cold, here you can change the temperature.” Speaking of Brighton, the 31-year-old explained how former Latics favourite Dan Burn had a part to play in his loan move to the DW Stadium. He said: “I spoke to Dan (Burn) before I travelled here. “He’s a great guy and I know that he has a very successful past at this club, and he’s doing very well at Brighton. “He told me about the manager and the group because he’s still in touch with a fair amount of them. “He said it’s a great group here and a good team, who play good football.” With Latics heading into a home double-header against Preston North End and Middlesbrough off the back of consecutive victories, Balogun added: “The season hasn’t gone as the club wanted so far, but from what I have seen from the footage I watched when I was trying to gather some information about the club, I like what I see. “Now it’s on us to take on this challenge. The win on Saturday was massive and it’s another step in the right direction. I’m happy to come in and play my part in mastering this challenge together.”Tags: Brighton & Hove AlbionLatics TVLeon BalogunWigan Athletic Training Centre
Trent Richardson’s NFL days may be in the rearview mirror, but that doesn’t mean he is free to go wild with his celebrations in the AAF. Richardson scored the first touchdown in Birmingham Iron history on Sunday and proceeded to spike the ball into the stands, prompting a penalty flag from the officials for unsportsmanlike conduct. Fair penalty call? You be the judge. TOUCHDOWN BIRMINGHAMTrent Richardson scores the first TD in @aafiron history. pic.twitter.com/ekgOtGunDb— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) February 10, 2019The running back’s touchdown gave the Iron a 15-0 lead over the Memphis Express in the team’s season-opening game. MORE: AAF posts better ratings than NBA on Saturday nightThe former first-round pick and Heisman Trophy finalist at Alabama is trying to revitalize his career in the AAF after a trio of poor seasons for the Browns and Colts. He last played in the NFL in 2014.
25 June 2003Soon anyone visiting the picturesque Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet will be obliged to throw back a couple of tequila slammers before heading off again. The small town is set for world fame among lovers of the fiery drink as the only place outside of Mexico where tequila – marketed under a different name – is made.A few years ago a group of local businessmen realised that the spiky blue agave americana growing in abundance in the Karoo was a relation of the five varieties in Mexico used to make tequila.Theories abound on how the sisal-like plant found its way from America to the Karoo: one story goes that a little Victorian girl brought three imported agave plants from Grahamstown in 1938. She planted them on a farm outside Graaff-Reinet and they soon spread rapidly, becoming part of the Karoo landscape.Another version is that the plant was introduced to South Africa specifically to control erosion and for use as a crop during times of drought. Still another theory goes that the agave plant was introduced by a traveller riding from Grahamstown to Cape Town between 1820 and 1830. Whatever its origins, the agave now grows in abundance in the Karoo.Battle to unlock Mexico’s secretsThe local businessmen formed Reinet Distillers with a view to making a home-grown version of the potent alcoholic drink, famous among jollers the world over. However, after battling to unlock Mexico’s centuries-old secrets of how to make tequila and experiencing technical problems in their factory, Reinet Distillers closed without making a single shot of tequila.But one of its investors, Keith McLachlan from Dimension Data, went into partnership with Swiss-based alcohol distilling and distribution firm Rockwood & Hines to form Agave Distillers, and the factory was revived, thanks to an injection of R10-million.Two French biochemists were brought in to help sort out the recipe. Thus began a period of intense tequila drinking, to compare the local product with the various others on the market. Seven months later, the chemists were convinced they had developed a winning product.Break for local marketBut the real break for the company came after the misfortune that struck the Mexican tequila distillers – a disease that almost destroyed the agave crop there. “What has given us a window of opportunity is that a bacteria had developed in the Mexican plants and they are unable to solve it, so there is a worldwide shortage of tequila”, said Roy McLachlan, brother of Keith and MD of the distillery.This shortage is expected to last for about four years, which will give Agave Distillers the chance to break into the market. Already, the factory has created 45 jobs in an impoverished community. The factory is next to the Cape Town-to-Johannesburg highway, a perfect stop-over for tourists who will be able buy their supplies on site once the venue is open to the public.Some of the agave plants being cultivated, in an area spanning 480 hectares, have been around for 100 years. But the plants are being harvested in a sustainable way: the “mother” agave is harvested just before it flowers and young plants grow up around it to continue the cycle. The outer leaves of the agave are stripped off and the heart, which is rich in sugar, is pulped and boiled and then pressed to extract the juice.Agava Silver and GoldThe company’s Karoo plant can produce 1 200 litres a day, and has raised capital to fund an expansion to 4 000 litres a day by the end of 2003, with plans ultimately to raise production up to 10 000 litres daily.Most of the exports have gone in bulk orders to the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and France. McLachlan said he hoped to be sending more than 60 000 litres of concentrate a month to importers.It is also available for locals in bottled form. Because the name “tequila” is protected under international trade laws, the product is branded “Agava”, and Agave Distillers is now moving between 12 000 and 15 000 cases of the spirit a month.The product on the market is called Agava Silver. A second product, called Agava Gold, is being matured in oak barrels in Namibia. The wood gives the spirit a different colour and taste. Soon the barrels will be brought to the Graaff-Reinet factory to house the whole operation under one roof.The spirit being distilled in the factory is 100 percent agave distillate, which makes it more desirable for some than the Mexican version, which is often bulked up with other spirits. The final product here is diluted to a strength of 45 percent alcohol. Unlike Mexican tequila, it also has no sugar added. Nevetheless, it is a sweet, smooth-tasting spirit that has received rave reviews by those who are importing it.Visit Agave Distillers to place your orders.SouthAfrica.info reporter. Sources: Science in Africa, Sunday Times
12 August 2005Satyabrata Pal, India’s new High Commissioner to South Africa, has committed himself to strengthening cultural and economic relations between the two countries.Briefing media in Durban on Wednesday, Pal described relations between the two countries as “very warm”, adding that if the two countries “got it right” it could benefit both South Africans and Indians.He said India and South Africa had created strong bonds in all fields over the past 11 years, and he would work to build on this relationship.Trade between the two countries had grown by 25% since 2003, he said, with India’s exports to South Africa totalling R4.5-billion and SA’s exports to India R3.7-billion in 2004.“But we have not even scratched the surface,” Pal said. “There are so many opportunities in the field of culture and tourism. We would like to see more experience of South African culture in India. Also much could be made in tourism. We need to explore and expand this over the coming years.”Many major Indian companies already operate successfully in South Africa, including Sahara computers, Tata Steel and Tata automotive company.Tata Steel is currently looking to set up a smelter in Richards Bay.Pal said India was interested in South Africa’s technology in coal-to-oil conversion and nuclear power.India could also help South Africa manage its water resources and agricultural production, he said.Pal also gave his support to efforts by African leaders to secure a seat in the United Nations’ Security Council.He said the African continent should be represented on an expanded UN Security Council because “most of the decisions and resolutions taken in the council revolve around development in Africa”.“We have said that composition of the Security Council is no longer relevant to the current situation. The developing world needs a voice and say on the Security Council and we should agree to its expansion for full and non-full members.”Source: BuaNews
Johannesburg, 27 November 2013 – Brand South Africa will host a series of engagements with key stakeholders in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 4-5 December 2013 aimed at profiling South Africa’s value proposition for the UAE in particular and the Gulf region in general.These engagements are in line with Brand South Africa’s proactive promotion of South Africa as a globally competitive business destination.As such the South African delegation, which will be led by Minister Collins Chabane, will interact with Emirati business representatives, representatives of multinationals operating in the UAE and global South Africans based in the country.Brand South Africa will leverage of these engagements to highlight South Africa value proposition as a business destination to UAE businesses. This proposition will focus on South Africa as an investment destination on the one hand, and as a reliable partner in supporting the UAE’s developmental aspirations.South Africans have contributed to the development of the United Arab Emirates in, amongst others, the construction, health and financial industries. The Burj Al Arab which has become an iconic landmark in the country was constructed by Murray & Roberts a major South Africa construction company.Bilateral Economic Relations between South Africa and the UAEThe total bilateral trade between South Africa and the UAE is valued at approximately $3 billion (Dh11 billion)The UAE is the 24th largest investor in South Africa and is its largest trading partner in the Gulf Co-operation Council region. The UAE is also the 21st largest export market to South Africa.There is a growing community of South African nationals in the UAE, stimulated, in part, by a growing demand for South African skills. The major areas for employment of South Africans in the UAE include construction, hospitality, financial, medical, retail management and education.South African restaurant groups are also expanding into the UAE market: Nando’s, Butcher Shop, Meat & Co, Mug & Bean and Debonairs PizzaTrade and Investment Highlights:More than 135 South African companies have a presence in the UAE.Trade between the UAE and South Africa jumped 21.7% exceeding $1 billion in (2010).The volume of non-oil exports from Dubai to South Africa has jumped from Dh1.26 billion in 2009 to Dh2.41 billion in 2010, according to the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.Dubai imports from South Africa show growth from Dh3.011 billion to Dh3.055 billion in 2010.According to the Dubai Chamber mineral fuels, mineral oils, bituminous substances and mineral water are the top exports accounting for 48.1% of trade volumes.Other major Dubai export/ re-export products to South Africa include electrical machinery, equipment and parts consisting of 18% of the country’s foreign trade in 2010.South Africa’s Business Value Proposition to the UAE & the WorldWednesday 4 December 2013Roundtable on Infrastructure09h30RegistrationAll10h00OpeningMr Miller MatolaCEOBrand South Africa10h15Welcome addressAmbassador LekgoroSouth African Ambassador to the UAE10h25Introduction of Minister Collins ChabaneMs Chichi MaponyaChairpersonBrand South Africa10h30South Africa’s developmental indicators as a driver of competitivenessMinister Collins ChabaneDepartment of Performance Monitoring and EvaluationThe Presidency11h00Enhancing South Africa’s competitiveness through improving efficiencies in rail operationsMr Siyabonga GamaCEOTransnet Rail11h30Kwa-Zulu Natal Investment PropositionMr Neville MatjieGeneral Manager: CEO’s OfficeTrade and Investment, KZN12h00Interaction13h00Lunch and networkingMedia networkingHolding room14h00ClosureThursday 5 December 201309h00-16h00Networking platform with Global South African’sAmbassador Lekgoro About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit http://www.southafrica.info/ for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement. Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa. Follow Brand South [email protected]_SA (https://twitter.com/Brand_SA)Tell us how you Play Your Parthttp://www.playyourpart.co.za/[email protected]#DoBestFor more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Arahna SinghBrand South Africa CommunicationsTel: +27 11 712 5061 Mobile: +27 (0) 82 491 2332Email: [email protected]: www.brandsouthafrica.comEnds
K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes And when Kim made her surprise appearance in the first set of the game between Korea and the Philippines in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, Jovelyn Gonzaga couldn’t help but feel blessed to be playing against the world’s greats.READ: AVC: Philippines loses second straight as Korea stays undefeated FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We were joking inside the locker room that we should force Korea to bring in KYK because it’s almost a given that she won’t be playing,” said Gonzaga in Filipino Sunday at Alonte Sports Arena after their game.“We said that our goal was to have Korea put in KYK in the second set, but when she stepped inside late in the first set we all looked at each other and said ‘goal!’ So it was really a morale-booster for us to play against her.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next MOST READ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES NLEX bounces back, deals Meralco 1st loss CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Kim Yeon-koung is regarded as Korea’s top volleyball player and her accolades for both club and country could fill pages.The Korean skipper is a multi-medal winner for Korea and has won numerous championships with cub Fenerbahce both in the domestic and continental stage.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Kim, however, wasn’t there to inspire the Philippines.She was there to make life harder for the Filipinos and she did just that, finishing off the first set for Korea upon setting foot inside the court.Kim would do the same in the second set as she led the Koreans to an eventual three-set sweep of the Philippines, 25-23, 25-18, 25-12.“Personally, facing up against KYK was a huge challenge and when I blocked her that was really big for me.”ADVERTISEMENT
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool assistant Lijnders: Klopp impact like Cruyff at Barcelonaby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders has compared Jurgen Klopp’s impact at the club to that of Johan Cruyff at Barcelona.Klopp has been credited by many for restoring a winning mentality and positive atmosphere at the Anfield club.They won the Champions League last season and came within a whisker of the Premier League title.And Lijnders believes that Klopp deserves all the credit for those successes.When asked about Klopp winning the Best Manager award at a FIFA gala, Lijnders said at a press conference: “[It is a] big compliment for our structure, I think. For our owners to have faith in Jurgen from the start, giving him a six-year deal. That helps with the trust, to build.”Big compliment for our team, because without success the individual prizes will never come. Then of course a big compliment for Jurgen himself. I’m really proud. It says a lot.”He is not only the face of the team, he’s the face of the club and not many foreign managers in a different country made the impact he has made.”An example I always say is that Cruyff at Barca had an impact in that it’s not only about now, but about the future also.”He [Klopp] created a real identity about the way we play, the way he wants to play, and that could last for a long time.”
Chicago Bears star defense lineman Julius Peppers confirmed it was his North Carolina academic transcript that was posted on the school’s website and displayed a 1.8 GPA But he insists there was “no academic fraud” with it.“I can assure everyone that there is no academic fraud as it relates to my college transcript,” Peppers said in the statement. “I took every course with qualified members of the UNC faculty and I earned every grade whether it was good or bad.“I was never given unapproved assistance or preferential treatment in terms of my academic career because I was a student-athlete. I was also never deemed ineligible to compete on any of the football or basketball teams.”Peppers said the exposure of his transcript has not been a pleasant experience.“This week has been an upsetting and challenging week for me, as one of my most private academic documents appeared on the university’s website for public examination,” Peppers said. “I’m terribly disappointed in the fact that my privacy has been violated, as well as frustrated with whoever negligently and carelessly committed such a flagrant error.”The school never confirmed the authenticity of the transcript, which lists Peppers’ name at the top, but has said it is investigating how the document wound up on the website. School officials removed the link and have said they can’t discuss confidential student information covered by federal privacy laws.The link showed Peppers received some of his highest grades in classes in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM). A school investigation has since found fraud and poor oversight in 54 AFAM classes between summer 2007 and summer 2011, with football players making up more than a third of the enrollments and student-athletes making up 58% of the overall enrollments in those suspect classes.Nine of the 10 classes in which Peppers earned a B-+, B or B- that could’ve helped ensure his eligibility came in the AFAM department where he was majoring, according to the transcript. Three were listed as independent study classes, another problem area cited in the school’s probe for a lack of supervision of work — often a research paper — performed by students.The transcript lists a 1.824 GPA, beginning with classes during the summer of 1998 and finishing in the fall of 2001 during Peppers’ last year on the football field for the Tar Heels. The link lacked grades for five classes in summer and fall 2001 terms.The transcript could raise the possibility that the AFAM troubles go back much further than the four-year focus of the investigation, though the school’s report in May acknowledged the misconduct could reach before 2007.Chancellor Holden Thorp announced Thursday that former Gov. Jim Martin will lead a newly created panel to address issues stemming from the internal investigation.
Former Buckeye running back and 1995 Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. The announcement was made Monday on ESPN’s “College Football Live.” The rest of the class, which will include 14 former players and two former coaches, will be announced today. Former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr would be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, The Detroit Free Press reported Saturday. Carr became Michigan’s coach in 1995, after serving seven seasons as the Wolverines’ defensive coordinator. During his career at Ohio State, George was 1-3 against Michigan. Carr was 6-7 against the Buckeyes during his head-coaching tenure at Michigan. Other Buckeyes on the ballot who could be inducted include former offensive tackle Dave Foley and former fullback Jim Otis. Both are former first-team All-Americans and were members of OSU’s 1968 team that went undefeated and earned the 1968 National Championship. Foley started at offensive tackle for three years under coach Woody Hayes, and was selected in the first round of the 1969 NFL draft by the New York Jets. Otis led the team in rushing during all three of his seasons with the Buckeyes. He spent nine seasons in the NFL and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1975 as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. Since George won the Heisman trophy in 1995, only former OSU quarterback Troy Smith has won the award while wearing Scarlet and Gray, in 2006. Before George, running back Archie Griffin was the last Buckeye to win the Heisman trophy, earning the award in 1974 and 1975. In 1995, George set records for most rushing yards in a season (1,927), most games with at least 100 yards (12) and most rushing yards in a game (314) during a 41-3 victory against Illinois. George’s No. 27 is retired at OSU. Attempts for comment from George were not immediately returned.