Matthew Shepard would’ve fit in with the millennials.At least that’s what Jason Marsden believes. He would know — he was friends with Shepard and is the longtime director of the Denver-based foundation named after him. Marsden means it in a positive way.Shepard was political and opinionated. He loved to debate and was impatient for progress, said Marsden, executive director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation. He was pushy.Matthew Shepard, in fact, was much like many of the members of a new generation of activists who are working for LGBTQ equality and rights in his name, Marsden said.Some were just coming to terms with their own sexuality when Shepard’s murder focused the world’s attention on the oppression, violence and inequality the gay community faced. Others weren’t even old enough at the time to read a newspaper.Shepard, 21, died Oct. 12, 1998, in a Fort Collins hospital. Six days earlier, two men had beaten him unconscious and left him tied to … [Read more...] about The death of Matthew Shepard, 20 years later: Meet the new generation of activists working for LGBTQ equality
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HUMANS Season Two finale showed the bleak consequences of the synth awakening as every synth on the planet was activated in what was referred to as Day Zero. The new world order has caused a division among the synths between those with orange eyes and those with green! If you're confused, here's all you need to know... Who are the new orange-eye Synths in Humans? After the havoc and destruction that is left by the synth awakening, series three reveals a new generation of synthetics have been developed. The new breed of synths are still-obedient and are noticeable by their distinctive 'orange-eyes'. In an interview with Den of Greek, the writers explained that the show “needed to show a range of different Synthetic characters.” What do green eyes mean and can they change eye colour? The orange-eyed synths are separate from the self-aware green-eyed model that the series has introduced in series one and two. Green-eyed synths Mia, Niska and Max are all attempting to … [Read more...] about Who are the new orange-eye Synths in Humans, what do green eyes mean and can they change eye colour?
GMC’s Terrain compact crossover has moved into its second generation for 2018, with a roomier interior, lots of new technology and its first diesel engine, which was under the hood of our test vehicle.Prices of the 2018 Terrain start at $24,995 (plus $995 freight) for the base SL front-drive model with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, and range as high as $39,695 for the Denali all-wheel-drive version with a turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline four-cylinder.All of the available engines are turbocharged: the 1.5- and 2.0-liter gasoline four-cylinders, and the 1.6-liter diesel four-cylinder.Standard with the gasoline engines is a nine-speed automatic transmission, while our diesel engine came with a six-speed automatic.EPA fuel-economy ratings are impressive for the diesel, at 28 mpg city/39 highway with front-wheel drive, and 28/38 with all-wheel drive. During our week in the SLT Diesel all-wheel drive, we averaged 33.7 mpg, with about two-thirds highway … [Read more...] about New generation of GMC’s Terrain arrives with a diesel engine option
New York’s and America’s schools are constantly looking for ways to improve student performance, especially for at-risk young people. One answer that’s been around for years deserves a fresh new look: mentoring. We know that it works. While all students regardless of socioeconomic factors can benefit from mentoring, at-risk kids have fewer options to seek advice from adults who can share their knowledge and experience to help them avoid bad choices. They need to be taught how to think through life decisions and understand the consequences of their actions. Mentors can both serve as role models and provide the personal guidance these youngsters need. Back in 1984, to address the problems of rising dropout rates and increasing teen incarcerations, then-Gov. Mario Cuomo, along with the office of the First Lady, met with experts from around the state and convened a bipartisan committee that launched the New York State Mentoring Program for high school students. At the … [Read more...] about A new generation of mentors
Fiat Chrysler has introduced the newest generation of the Ram 1500 full-size pickup, shown here in the Limited trim level, at the Detroit auto show. The new Ram will go on sale later this year as a 2019 model. By G. CHAMBERS WILLIAMS III The redesigned Ram 1500 pickups for 2019 are now available, with a starting price of $31,695 (plus $1,645 freight) for the base Tradesman Quad Cab rear-wheel-drive model with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine. Prices run as high as $57,390 (plus freight) for the Limited Crew Cab four-wheel drive with a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8. The newest generation of the Ram 1500 was introduced at the Detroit auto show in January. The update lowered the truck’s base weight by about 225 pounds, but increased payload and towing capacity. Fuel economy has been increased, and significant new safety features have been added. Seven trim levels are offered, starting with the Tradesman, the entry-level model, and ranging as high as the Limited, the top of the line. In between are, in … [Read more...] about New generation of Ram 1500 pickup now arriving; prices start at $31,695