The 10 Best Quotes From Kanye West’s Oxford Lecture

1. “My goal, if I was going to do art, fine art, would have been to become Picasso or greater. That always sounds so funny to people, comparing yourself to someone in the past that has done so much, and in your life you’re not even allowed to think that you can do as much. That’s a mentality that suppresses humanity.”

2. “Some of you here probably remember the night when the Donda [his creative agency] tweets came through me and I started talking about professions that you guys are going into, that seemed they had nothing to do with a rapper. I was talking about a band of thinkers that puts aside which religion, race or gender, and somehow come together to find solutions for a broken planet. We have the resources as a civilization to find a utopia, but we’re led by the most greedy and the least noble.”

3. “What I notice about creative is that, and one of the reasons why I get into trouble, is, not only do I want to design video games, or make music, or ride bikes, I think one of the most important things to my ability to create so much in the past 30 years is my desire to play sports. I approach creativity like a sport, where if I have a drawing I react just like a jock: We’re all creative here, we’re all born artists. Some people are artists of business, some people are artists of composition.”

4. “The Matrix is like the Bible of the post-information age…. When the hundred guys come at Neo, those are opinions, that’s perception, that’s tradition. Attacking people from every which angle possible. If you have a focus wide and master senseis like Laurence Fishburne and you have a squad behind you, you literally can put the world in slow motion.”

5. “This humanity that I talk about, this civilization that I talk about, this future utopia I talk about…it can only happen through collaboration. I love Steve Jobs, he’s my favorite person, but there’s one thing that disappoints me. When Steve passed he didn’t give the ideas up. That’s kinda selfish. You know that Elon’s like ‘yeah, take these ideas.’ Maybe there are companies outside of Apple that could work on them and push humanity forward. Maybe the stock brokers won’t like that, the stock holders wouldn’t like that idea, but ideas are free and you can’t be selfish with them.”

6. “We’ve been sold a concept of joy through advertising, through car advertising, through fashion branding. It’s not the concept of time, time with your family, time with your friends, the little time that we do have on earth and what we do with that. It was somehow sold to us through a Gucci bag or something. Time is the only luxury. It’s the only thing you can’t get back. If you lose your luggage …  you can get that back. You can’t get the time back.”

7. I was exiled from my country, it was a personal exile, but exile. To come back and deliver my magnum opus of a work, and to be out-shined…to be beat by a girl [Nicki Minaj], basically. This was necessary. I think it was one of the most important points of working on that album, was to not stop her from her moment because of how good she is…. One of my biggest Achilles heels has been my ego. And if I, Kanye West, the very person, can remove my ego, I think there’s hope for everyone.”

8. “People say it takes a village to raise a child. People ask me how my daughter is doing. She’s only doing good if your daughter’s doing good. We’re all one family. We have the ability to approach our race like ants, or we have the ability to approach our race like crabs.”

9. I’m successful in learning about the beauty that is afforded rich people. But in learning that, being brought up, middle class, it’s something that is beating out of my chest. ‘Wait a second, I was middle class, and I didn’t get to see none of this shit.’ Let’s have an NBC telethon moment, and say that beauty has been stolen from the people and is being sold back to them under the concept of luxury!”

10. “Clothing should be like food. There should never be a $5,000 sweater. You know what should cost $5,000? A car should be $5,000. And you know who should work on the car? The people that work on the $500,000 cars. All the best talent in the world needs to work for the people.”

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Confirmed: The Bugatti Veyron Successor Will Be A 286 MPH Hybrid

Volkswagen Group emperor Martin Winterkorn confirmed to German newspaper Bild that the Veyron’s successor is a go with a hybrid drivetrain producing 1,500 horsepower for a top speed of 286 mph. To balance that out, Volkswagen’s really-really budget brand will also launch in 2018.

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While developing three models for developing markets positioned below Skodas, VW is also working on the Veyron’s replacement with five developmental prototypes already running around their playground with differing powertrain combinations. At least according to Autocar.

If all the new information is correct, the car will be more of an evolution than a revolution, because at the end of the day, we’re still looking at a mid-engined all-wheel drive hypercar with a carbon fiber tub and a seven-speed dual clutch automatic. The added hybrid system is only there to boost power and improve efficiency, which means we might find electric turbos under the hood as well.

If the Veyron SuperSport was the automotive industry’s Moon landing, the new model will probably become its Mars colonization when it launches in 2016. While there are cars out there which are faster than a Bugatti by numerous standards, the Veyron still remains an unbelievable engineering achievement more than a decade after its conception.

Via the source – http://jalopnik.com/confirmed-the-bugatti-veyron-successor-will-be-a-286-m-1714647204

Prayers to Recite

THE NICENE CREED

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.

God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
con-substantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,

[At the words that follow up to and including “and became man,” all bow.]

and by the Holy Spirit
was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son
is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy,
catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one baptism
for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

AMINA CHRISTI
Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O Good Jesus, hear me.
Within your wounds hide me.
Permit me not to be separated from you.
From the wicked foe, defend me.
At the hour of my death, call me and bid me come to you That with your saints I may praise you For ever and ever. Amen.
THE ANGELUS PRAYER
V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, etc…

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to Your Word.

Hail Mary, etc…

V. And the Word was made flesh,
R. And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary, etc…

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:

Pour forth, we beseech You, O Lord,
Your Grace into our hearts;
that as we have known the incarnation of Christ,
your Son by the message of an angel,
so by His passion and cross
we may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.
Through the same Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

Obtained from different web-sources.

The Order of the Catholic Mass

Introductory Rites

  • Entrance
  • Greeting
  • Penitential Act
  • Glory to God
  • Collect

Liturgy of the Word

  • First Reading
  • Responsorial Psalm
  • Second Reading (on Sundays and solemnities)
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Gospel
  • Homily
  • Profession of Faith (on Sundays, solemnities, and special occasions)
  • Universal Prayer

Liturgy of the Eucharist

  • Presentation of the Gifts and Preparation of the Altar
  • Prayer over the Offerings
  • Eucharistic Prayer
    • Preface
    • Holy, Holy, Holy
    • First half of prayer, including Consecration
    • Mystery of Faith
    • Second half of prayer, ending with Doxology
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Sign of Peace
  • Lamb of God
  • Communion
  • Prayer after Communion

Concluding Rites

  • Optional announcements
  • Greeting and Blessing
  • Dismissal

Another way of dividing a Mass is into its “ordinary” parts—those texts which, with some variations, are part of the Mass on a daily basis—and its “proper” parts—the texts of prayers and selection of Scripture readings proper to the specific feast, feria or other occasion being observed.

Duo called for Stars duty

Dunson Kago has been called to the national team squad that are preparing for the Africa Nations Championship (Chan) qualifying return leg against Ethiopia in Nairobi this weekend.

The player, who recently joined Tusker, replaces Jacob Keli. Keli moved to Zambian side Nkana which rules him out of this Chan tournament, which is only for local-based players.

Thika United captain Dennis Ochiambo was also recalled to the Harambee Stars to help bolster the defence, which was porous in the 2-0 first leg loss in Barhir Dar.

“We had a lot of gaping holes in defence that is why (maybe) Odhiambo was recalled to help,” Harambee Stars captain Musa Otieno told supersport.com.

The team have been training at Saturday’s match venue, Nyayo Stadium, twice a day. Kenya need to score three times without reply if they are to progress to the next round ahead of Ethiopia. Ethiopia are expected to arrive in Nairobi on Thursday.

Original post from SuperSport.com

Vargas double takes Chile into Copa final

Chile took another step towards their dream of winning a first Copa America on home soil with a 2-1 over Peru on Monday but Eduardo Vargas’ match-winning double was overshadowed by an early refereeing decision that turned the game the hosts’ way.

Carlos Zambrano’s harsh sending off for a high tackle after 20 minutes was the second game in a row that Chile’s rivals have been hit with controversial red cards.

The decision was a hard one to swallow for Peru, who in spite of being underdogs had started well in front of a capacity crowd at Santiago’s National Stadium.

“I think Zambrano’s expulsion was a bit tough,” Peru striker Paolo Guerrero told television cameras.

“I don’t want to complain about the refereeing but there were a lot of unexpected decisions. If it had been 11 against 11 it would have been a different story.”

Chile’s opponents in last week’s quarterfinal, Uruguay, were reduced to nine men in controversial fashion with Edinson Cavani and Jorge Fucile being sent off in Santiago.

Cavani’s red card came after Chile defender Gonzalo Jara stuck his finger up the striker’s backside and when he responded with the slightest of touches Jara fell to the ground theatrically, prompting the referee to send the Uruguayan off.

Chile got the decisive goal shortly after.

Jara later had a three-game ban for provoking Cavani cut to two by the governing body of South American football.

Peru refused to cave in after Zambrano’s dismissal and matched their hosts in a pulsating first half.

But just when it looked like the teams would go in all square at halftime Chile took the lead when striker Vargas poked the ball home from three yards after an Alexis Sanchez cross had come back off the post.

Television replays showed Vargas was marginally offside, but justice seemed to be done seconds into the second half when he had what looked like a legitimate goal chalked off for offside.

Peru came back into the game and equalised on the hour mark when Guerrero split the Chilean defence with a pass for Luis Advincula. He whipped in a cross from the right that Gary Medel turned into his own net.

Peru’s lead lasted just four minutes, however, and again it was Vargas who did the damage as he picked up the ball in midfield and lashed home an unstoppable strike from 30 yards.

Chile, who have never won the Copa America in its 99-year existence, will play the winners of Tuesday’s semifinal between Argentina and Paraguay.

Original post from SuperSport.com

Manchester United bid £28.6m for Sergio Ramos, according to Sky sources

Manchester United have made a bid of £28.6m for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, according to Sky sources.

Sky sources also understand that Ramos has told Madrid he wants to leave the club and join Louis van Gaal’s side.

Widespread reports in the British and Spanish media have linked the defender, who has two years left on his contract at the Bernabeu, with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks.