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Taekwondo Estados Unidos - JOSHUA AGUIRRE es el llamado 'niño prodigio' de taekwondo en su país.

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Taekwondo Estados Unidos - JOSHUA AGUIRRE es el llamado 'niño prodigio'  de taekwondo en su país.

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Joshua comenzó su formación en taekwondo a los 5 años, para luego competir como un cinturón amarillo. Este pequeño prodigio del taekwondo ahora tiene 7 años y continúa en aumento su pasión por este deporte, le gusta entrenar muy duro.

Durante su formación ha competido en campeonatos de taekwondo locales, estatales, nacionales e internacionales, en donde ha logrado un récord de 84 medallas de oro, 3 de plata y 1 de bronce, además de esto tiene 22 trofeos incluyendo 2 grand campeonatos.

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Joshua el pasado 16 de Noviembre del 2019 logró la cinta negra 2ndo pum o grado. en taekwondo.

Recientemente Joshua recibió una cita del alcalde de Lebanon Sra. Sherry Capello nombrandolo "Hijo del Lebanon". Proclamación de los Representantes del Estado Sr. Frank Ryan.
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Fue un gran honor para Joshua porque se sienta junto a todos los senadores y representantes.


          

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Three Qatari students to represent nation in Huawei ICT Competition regional final

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Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has announced the winners of the Qatar edition of the Huawei Middle East ICT Competition 2019, held recently in collaboration with the Ministry ofEducation and Higher Education.

The longstanding competition, which falls under Huawei’s strategy to develop the global ICT talent ecosystem, aims to nurture local talent in the ICT field with a vision to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully-connected and intelligent world.

This year’s winning team, comprising three students and their professor, was chosen from a field of 253 finalists, who competed following the preliminary round involving entries from 4 universities. This year’s finalists from Qatar represent Qatar University and Community College of Qatar. In addition to competing against other winners from the Middle East, the regional winners will be invited back to China to take part in a competition with global Huawei ICT Competition winners.

The competition promotes innovation and creativity while serving as a bridge between the classroom and the workplace. By nurturing university students’ talent in Qatar, it also contributes to increasing national ICT competitiveness while supporting Qatar National Vision 2030. Having already received certificates and prizes as Qatar’snational winners, the local teams havenowearned a trip to China this November, where they will compete with their fellow finalists from around the Middle Eastregion to win the ICT Competition’s grand prize – US$30,000.

Their visit will include the once-in-a-lifetime chance to work amongst some of the world’s most renowned technology pioneers in Huawei’s facilities. Participants will conduct field experiments at Huawei's specialized labs and research centers in its headquarters in Shenzhen, helping equip students with the tools needed to tackle complex challenges in areas such as cloud computing, IoT, and network security. The technical program will be complemented by anumber of cultural experiences and knowledge-exchangeopportunities while in China.

In addition, students and their mentors will have the opportunity to meet their country’s ambassador to China during the Huawei-organized Ambassadors Summit Discussions event. This will provide the participants with the chance to discuss with respected leaders and cultural envoys their future ambitions and anticipations for their national ICT sector.

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Congratulating the winners, Frank Fan, CEO Huawei Technologies Qatar, said: “Huawei recognizes the importance of nurturing local talent so that they have the knowledge and expertise to lead tomorrow’s highly connected, intelligent world. By investing in future talent and building a more robust ICT talent ecosystem inQatar, we are investing in the future of the country. The winning teams are well deserved of the honor to represent their country in the Huawei ICT Competition global final in China. I offer them my congratulations and wish them the best of luck in the competition’s final stage.”

Farhan Khan, Vice President of Huawei Qatar, said: “Qatar has exceptional ICT talent, which we are proud to nurture through opportunities such as the Huawei ICT Competition. Huawei is committed to creating opportunities to empower youth with the skills needed to further digitalization on a national and global scale.”

Throughout the Huawei ICT Competition stages, contestants receive the latest updates onemerging technologies that are reshaping Lebanon’s digital economy. These include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), and most importantly 5G broadband—seen as a crucial digital-service enabler. The competition is a unique opportunity for students to test their abilities in these cutting-edge fields, and helps colleges and universities to better understand the talent requirements of today’s top businesses and government leaders.

During the final, participants are equipped with an online guide and are supervised by university professors. University professors play the role of the student’s tutor, accompanying national winners to Huawei’s headquarters and discussing with Huawei the future development of the competition and Lebanon’s wider ICT talent ecosystem. The last edition of the Huawei ICT Competition 2018 saw 14,551 students participate from across the Middle East. From these, 4,113 students were selected to take part in the preliminary rounds. 310 students passed on to the final round, and 39 traveled to China to compete internationally. A total of 17ministries and 226universities took part in total across the region. 

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The October uprising in Iraq

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Since early October, there has been a spontaneous wave of demonstrations in Iraq’s capital Baghdad and other cities against widespread corruption, unemployment and poor public services.

Green Left Weekly’s Susan Price spoke to Sydney-based Iraqi human rights activist Abeer Hasan Abdulazeez about the significance of this movement.

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What has caused the protest movement in Iraq and how significant is it?

I nicknamed it the October Revolution and in Arabic language it is called intifada.

The protests started on October 1, a date which was set by civil activists on social media, spreading over the central and southern provinces of Iraq, to protest 16 years of corruption, unemployment and inefficient public services.

The protests lasted for a whole week, continuously, then stopped on October 8 and resumed on the 25th. After this day, the demands escalated into calls to overthrow the administration and stop Iranian interference in Iraq’s affairs

The Iraqi government used excessive force to suppress these demonstrations, using live bullets, snipers, hot water and tear gas against protesters. This resulted in 327 dead and over 6427 wounded, according to the latest statistics we have received.

The significance of this Intifada and what distinguishes these demonstrations, is that they did not come at the invitation of a party or political or religious groups, but were spontaneous, by young people who are not politically affiliated and from various regions of Baghdad and other provinces.

What are the people's demands?

As I explained earlier, corruption, unemployment and poor public services such as electricity, water, medical services and the absence of social security made Iraqi people struggle and suffer.

These were the primary factors that led to the intifada in its first phase. In the second phase, other demands were added for a radical change of government, including all members of parliament, as well as to change all the principles on which the Iraqi government was formed after 2003. They also added the demand for the removal of Iranian interference in Iraq's internal and external affairs and independence of the Iraqi political decision-making, to serve the interests of the Iraqi people and the region.

The Iraqi government tried to obscure the facts, distort the truth and the goal of the uprising, by accusing the demonstrators of not having clear and specific demands as well as not having leaders to represent them — so the Iraqi government could sit with them to negotiate the demands of the protesters..

The advanced political awareness among protesting youth and others made them reorganise themselves to form a group of leaders, representing the demonstrators and by states and provinces. They also reviewed all the demands of the demonstrators to make them clear, specific and uniform.

How has the United States invasion of Iraq contributed to the conditions for this uprising?

I do not think so there is a relation between these two events. Some may find that there is a strong link between the entry of US troops to Iraq in 2003 and the uprising that is occurring at present. But that is at least from my point of view.

That is because this big military operation carried out by the US in 2003 in Iraq was the reason for the removal of the former dictatorship and helped to adopt a new political system.

Unfortunately, the government that took power after 2003 with the support of the US was not able to meet the government promised to the Iraqi people, because it was occupied with political and partisan conflicts to obtain sources of power in Parliament as well as money.

On the other hand, I agree with those who say that the entry of the US into Iraq in 2003 also had negative aspects. The severe destruction that accompanied these military operations is one of them, which led to the destruction of 95% of Iraq's infrastructure, as well as the destruction of the army and its equipment in almost complete form.

Iraqis are still suffering from the effects of the destruction of its infrastructure, which not all governments since 2003 have been able to repair. The Iraqi people are still suffering from the lack of electricity, water and sewage services as well as in the areas of health and education.

The most important negative factors that emerged after the occupation of the US in Iraq is the security vacuum in the region as well as Iraq. The Iraqi border became unprotected during US military operations, which resulted in the entry by many militias who work with regional or external forces. This is what we saw through the invasion of ISIS militias into northern Iraq and the occupation of Mosul and some other areas, which required a lot of effort and money as well as sacrifice of lives to liberate these areas from ISIS by the Iraqi army.

What has been the response of the traditional parties of the left to this movement?

The reaction and response of the traditional Iraqi opposition parties were supportive of the uprising and the demands of the demonstrators, despite the difference of emphasis. Where some appeared to be trying to exploit the uprising to promote a party through the assertion and support for the demands of the demonstrators, others showed double attitudes and lack of clarity and frankness.

The general response was in favour of this uprising, supportive of its demands and belief in political reform as the radical solution to the crisis in Iraq.

All Iraqi opposition parties, as well as many parties in Arab countries, Europe, Latin America, all human rights organisations and other international parties have supported the demands of the demonstrators and condemned the use of excessive force by the Iraqi authorities, which have included the killing of many people and injuring of thousands.

The Iraqi community and other communities in a number of countries, including Australia, Germany, France, Austria, Sweden and the US are also standing in support of the rightful demands of the demonstrators and condemning the practices of power against the protesters.

What new political forces are emerging?

At the moment, there is no indication of the emergence of new political forces or ideologies.

On the contrary, all political forces in Iraq and parties are now considering and monitoring the results that will follow the intifada, to determine their stance.

Some parties have claimed support for the demonstrators and their demands, but the support by those parties is nothing but political deceit to ensure their survival in power and in the political scene.

In addition, some political forces and parties involved in the current Iraqi government think that support for the demonstrators will give them the opportunity in the future to change stances and ensure the support of the Iraqi people.

Swinging positions by some political forces, as I mentioned earlier, was a strategy to ensure they stay in the political game, whatever the outcome of this crisis.

Dual positions are only a temporary political tactic, in the event of the victory of the intifada and the fulfillment of the demands of the demonstrators — which will certainly be achieved and won.

Where do you see this movement going? Will it succeed? What are the next steps needed?

This revolution is going in the right direction, as long as the demonstrators stick to the demands and particularly, the demand for the overall change of government, parliament and the non-participation of the current parties in the upcoming elections.

The intifada will succeed, but will need more time than everybody expected, due to overlapping political interests, as well as the intervention of foreign forces that have the desire to retain the current Iraqi government in power. 

The next and important step is to mobilise more international support to pressure the Iraqi government to sit at the negotiating table and discuss the demands of the demonstrators, which represent the demands of the entire Iraqi people.

As part of the process to increase international support, we are in constant contact with most of the Iraqi community living in Australia and abroad.

Also, we are encouraging them to ask the governments of the countries in which they live to raise the issue in all international forums and to pressure the Iraqi government internationally, which will accelerate the process of political changes in Iraq.

In line with the requirements of supporting the uprising in Iraq, The Dream association is working hard with Iraqi community members to raise the issue of Iraq and explain the reasons that caused the intifada. We are succeeding in getting solidarity from other organisations and communities living in Australia, such as the Chilean community and their organisations as well as Australian organisations, including the Greens, other human rights organisations and a few members of  parliament.

The October uprising will succeed eventually, the people of Iraq will get their rights, no matter how long it takes.

How united are the forces in this movement? How important is unity?

What attracts attention about the October uprising and makes it distinctive and different from the previous uprisings in the past, is that the demonstrators are spontaneously united in all their categories and that is something that encourages optimism.

The goals of the October uprising unite the protesters and brings them together as one against the Iraqi government. Moreover, the October uprising was born from 16 years of suffering of the Iraqi people. This suffering affected all categories of the Iraqi people, except the ruling class and the rich.

The protesters' strong belief in the issues and in changing the government and its underlying principles has united them all. These principles led to sectarian division and have divided Iraqi society. It is now known to everyone that these principles and ideologies were marketed by Iran to serve Iran’s interests in Iraq and in the region, through its affiliates in the Iraqi government.

The young intellectuals, who form the largest volume in the uprising, have a great awareness of the reality of the political situation in Iraq and the changes needed to the government.

They will maintain the momentum that will push the uprising to continue until the changes are achieved and for the fulfillment of all demands.

The people of Iran are once again mobilising against the regime. Do you see this struggle as related to the struggle in Iraq? Does the Iraqi movement see itself as part of the struggles emerging in the Middle East, Chile and elsewhere?

Certainly, there is a relationship between the struggle of the Iraqi people and the Iranian people, but it is an indirect relationship and there is no cooperation between the two movements.

The two movements in Iraq and Iran suffered corrupt regimes that seized the wealth of the people.

Most of the Iranian people, especially intellectuals and youth, reject the expansionist policies of the Iranian government in the region and its interventions in the affairs of neighboring countries — such as Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen — to attempt to control them completely.

The struggle against corrupt government, unemployment and poverty of public services and for freedom, equality and justice has become the demand of all peoples who struggle across the world. Therefore, the Iraqi movement is part of struggles that are emerging in the Middle East, Chile and elsewhere — and vice versa.

The protests in Iraq, Lebanon, Chile and elsewhere are complementary, because they represent the right of all humankind to live in freedom, with dignity and justice.

[Abeer Hasan Abdulazeez is the founder of The Dream association, an organisation that supports human rights and assists refugees. She has worked in international diplomacy, publishing and broadcasting.]

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Taken to Brink by Trump, Gulf States Are Backpedaling on Iran

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Taken to Brink by Trump, Gulf States Are Backpedaling on Iran(Bloomberg) -- An expanded soccer tournament, a direct flight, clandestine meetings and a pledge to release prisoners of war; diplomacy is breaking out as Gulf Arab nations back away from a Donald Trump-inspired confrontation with Iran. And the signs are everywhere.Last week, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain played their first games of the 2019 Arabian Gulf Cup in Qatar after a last-minute decision to take part -- an apparent breakthrough in a 30-month feud that saw them halt trade and flights over Qatar’s links with Iran and support for Islamist groups.Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition that’s fought Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen since 2015 began releasing jailed Houthis, as efforts to end the conflict gather momentum. Oman is quietly hosting high-level meetings, according to people familiar with the matter, and even Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has hinted at direct channels with the U.A.E.Spooked by the prospect of a catastrophic war with Iran and its proxy militias across the region, Gulf monarchies are in the midst of a strategic rethink. The U.A.E., whose economic model relies in large part on its international links, quickly realized it had most to lose from a military escalation. It had removed most of its troops from Yemen by the end of a turbulent summer that saw oil tankers targeted and a U.S. drone downed in the Gulf without significant American response.While the humanitarian catastrophe unleashed by the Yemen war trained an unwelcome spotlight on Saudi Arabia, it took a brazen strike on Saudi oil installations -- which knocked out half the country’s crude production -- to ram home the risks and prove that Trump was not about to ride to his allies’ rescue.“The attacks shattered any illusion of this magical U.S. security umbrella,” said David Roberts, an assistant professor at King’s College London who studies the Gulf. “It burst the bubble and showed that Iran had the willingness to both do something astonishing like the attack on Aramco facilities and the capability to carry it out.”Iran denies U.S. and Saudi assertions it carried out the Sept. 14 strikes, pointing to Houthi claims of responsibility. But people familiar with investigations into the attacks say they were almost certainly launched from southwestern Iran -- an explosive escalation in Tehran’s pushback against an economic offensive unleashed by Trump and enthusiastically backed by the Saudis.The Trump administration withdrew last year from the 2015 deal meant to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb, and reimposed sanctions that have crippled its oil exports. But the “maximum pressure” policy is designed to coax Tehran into more concessions not to drag the U.S. into a new Middle East war just as it draws down troops in Syria.Rolling back Shiite Muslim Iran’s power remains a priority for the Sunni Gulf Arab leadership. There’s an increasing recognition, however, that no one stands to gain from a military escalation in the world’s top oil-exporting region.Saudi Arabia’s Center for International Communication didn’t respond to an email seeking comment. The U.A.E. declined to comment. But in a Nov. 10 speech, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said he saw “a path to a deal with Iran that all parties might soon” be ready to embark on if Tehran demonstrated commitment.War to ‘Cold Peace’In search of a breakthrough, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, a former cricketer elected with the backing of a powerful army that provides extensive support for the Saudi military, shuttled between Tehran and Riyadh in October. He met Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Rouhani, as well as Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, describing talks as “encouraging.”Khan said he traveled at the request of Trump and Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said the diplomacy wasn’t prompted by the kingdom. But deepening unease in the Gulf catalyzed the effort.Turning these overtures into lasting peace between countries that have grown further apart since the 1979 Iranian revolution remains far off.The Gulf states resent Iran’s deep reach into Arab nations. While ongoing protests in Iraq and Lebanon suggest Iran has reached the limit of its regional influence, they are unlikely to reverse political and military advances decades in the making.“Cold peace is possible but we are certainly far from a grand bargain,” said Afshin Molavi, senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins. “For that, both Riyadh and Abu Dhabi would have to accept a role for Iran in Arab countries such as Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen.”As they explore ways forward, Gulf states are moving at different speeds.The U.A.E. broke with the U.S. and Saudi Arabia by not naming Iran as the culprit behind attacks in May and June on oil tankers as they sailed toward the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s foremost oil shipping chokepoint.It sent coast guard officials to Iran for the first time in six years and Rouhani hinted at other meetings with senior U.A.E. officials. “We’re moving toward improved relations,” he said Oct. 14. Saudi Arabia is catching up.Washington built a multilateral naval operation to protect shipping in the Gulf after the attacks and sent more troops to Saudi Arabia. Both actions resulted in a “down tick” in Iranian actions,” U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Nov. 13. “The Iranians should not mistake our restraint for weakness.”Where the U.S. holds back, however, others are crowding in. Besides his role in saving Bashar al-Assad’s regime, Russian President Vladimir Putin has forged a partnership with Iran, created an oil alliance with Saudi Arabia and built ties with Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, who was warned by the U.S. last month against plans to purchase Russian jets.Putin traveled to Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. in October after visits by the Saudi king and the U.A.E.’s de-facto leader Mohammad bin Zayed to Moscow. The two Gulf countries and Russia have signed deals valued at billions of dollars.For Iran’s Rouhani, the case for regional engagement is obvious.“Don’t you know that Iran is going to stay here and we will remain neighbors throughout history?” he has said, referring to Iran’s Arab neighbors. “Trump will only be around for a few years and will go back to whatever it was he was doing.”\--With assistance from Golnar Motevalli and Glen Carey.To contact the reporter on this story: Zainab Fattah in Dubai at zfattah@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Lin Noueihed at lnoueihed@bloomberg.net, Mark WilliamsFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



          

At a Glance - Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, November II 2019 - 29-11-2019

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The November II plenary session highlights included the vote on the new European Commission, agreement on the 2020 budget, and Parliament's declaration of a climate emergency. Parliament adopted positions on preparation for COP25, and on the Istanbul Convention, and also debated statements by the Vice-President of the European Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR/VP) on Eastern Neighbourhood developments, on the situation in Israel and Palestine, and on the situation in the Middle East, including the crises in Iran, Iraq and Lebanon. Debates took place, inter alia, on Commission and Council statements on: the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution; on the EU response to the impact of extreme weather events; on discrimination and hate speech against LGBTI people; on the World Trade Organization Appellate Body; as well as on the protection of forest and environmental defenders in the EU. The 2019 Lux Prize, which tells the story of a young woman's feminist struggle in conservative North Macedonian society, was awarded to God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija, directed by Teona Strugar Mitevska.

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Lebanon Clashes Threaten To Crack Open Fault Lines

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Lebanon petrol stations suspend strike

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  Lebanon’s petrol stations syndicate chief announced on Friday night that the union will suspend its strike starting tonight, state news agency (NNA) quoted Sami al-Brax as saying, Reuters reports. Lebanese daily Al-Nahar cited al-Brax saying the union was suspending its strike to hold talks with authorities and added the syndicate would have a meeting […]

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Vascular Technologist II sign on incentives: up to $7500 | Dartmouth-Hitchcock

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The Most Festive December Events in Nashville, TN

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Do the holidays bring about the jolly spirit of giving, receiving and just embracing the beauty of the season? If so, consider marking these best holiday-themed events in Nashville, TN on your calendar as “not-to-miss” occasions. Gaylord Opryland's A Country Christmas Welcome in the holiday festivities with more than three million sparkling lights as the Opryland Hotel & Resort transforms the premises into their famous ‘A Country Christmas' theme. Visitors can enjoy this magical destination for free anytime during the dates of Nov. 8—Jan. 1, 2020 to view the lighting on the interiors and exteriors. There are also an array of other ways to frolic, such as taking carriage rides, snow tubing, ice skating and children's activities, which are available at a nominal fee. This year, ICE returns with “A Christmas Story” theme, which comes to life through millions of pounds of hand-carved lighted interactive ice sculptures. Relive the holiday magic with Aunt Clara and Old Man Major with a self-guided experience also featuring four incredible cool two-story ice slides. Overnight stays and discount packages are available and encouraged. Date: November 8, 2019 - January 1, 2020 Address: Gaylord Opryland Events Center, 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 Phone: 615-889-1000 Drive-Thru Dancing Lights of Christmas There's no bigger light show that draws in Nashville folks seeking holiday cheer than the Dancing Lights of Christmas, which takes over The James E. Ward Agricultural Center during the holidays. A fast-growing family tradition, viewers can stay warm in their vehicle while strolling through the park to the synchronized music on a special FM radio channel. The two-and-a-half mile route boasts millions of lights and numerous enthralling displays. Visitors can stop into the News 4 Santa's Village and enjoy loads of extra activities, which will cost just a bit extra after the free light show. Youngsters can enjoy pony rides, train rides, ice skating, inflatables, and photo opportunities with Santa himself. The more adventurous spirits can take on the bungee trampoline or challenge themselves on the mechanical reindeer. It's a great evening of fun for everyone, so don't miss this treasured December Nashville event. Date: Nov. 16, 2019 – Jan. 4, 2020, from 5:00PM—Daylight Address: James E Ward Agricultural Center, 945 E Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN 37087 The Annual Nashville Christmas Parade With the biggest and most incredible parade ever—which says a lot because it's been a tradition since 1927—the Nashville Christmas Parade is a win/win for every attendee. Locals and travelers like the streets surrounding 1st Avenue and the city center to cheer on awe-inspiring floats, strikingly large balloons, talented marching bands and performances by world-renown artists and musicians. If there's only space for one Nashville December event, make this one a priority. Date: Dec. 7, 2019 at 8:30AM Address: Parade Route Begins at the Corner of 1st Avenue and the Woodland Street Bridge Nashville's Nutcracker Ballet Join the community at the Nashville Ballet's performance of the Nashville Nutcracker, which has sparked the imagination and curiosity of attendees for more than a decade. Held at the beautiful Andrew Jackson Hall at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, buy tickets early and prepare to see beloved favorites like Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy take the stage daily for two consecutive weeks. The Nashville Symphony will play Tchaikovsky's composition to Vasterling's magical tale and is a delight for the entire family. Date: Dec. 7—23, 2019 Address: Andrew Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN 37243 Phone: (615) 782-4086 Get ready to bundle up and head out into the wintery weather to warm the senses with these annual December events in Nashville, TN.
          

U.S. military aid to Lebanon on hold amid unprecedented protests

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U.S. military aid to Lebanon has been suspended by the Trump administration with little explanation, even as the nation teeters toward meltdown.


          

Vascular Technologist II sign on incentives: up to $7500 | Dartmouth-Hitchcock

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Lebanon, New Hampshire, Vascular Technologist II sign on incentives: up to $7500 This is a full-time position at a Level One Trauma Center and IAC accredited Vascular Lab.  The Vascular team is a collaborative effort cons
          

عناوين الصجف ليوم الأثنين 2 كانون الأول 2019

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الأخبار: الفوضى تضرب العراقأسبوع حاسم حكومياً       اللواء: بعبدا ترفع مستوى المواجهة مع الحريري.. وحزب الله لحكومة وحدة أو التعويم«بيت الوسط» لا علم له بالصلاحيات الإستثنائية.. والجيش يفصل بين شارعين في بعبدا!     النهار: تعنّت السلطة يؤدي إلى تفعيل تصريف الأعمال     الديار: هل ندم الحريري على اعتذاره وهل سيتمّ السماح بتشكيل حكومة دون عرقلة ؟جنبلاط وجعجع والكتائب لن يشتركوا في الحكومة إذا كانت أكثريّة وفرنجية أيضاً     نداء الوطن: "حزب الله" يبقّ البحصة... "القديم على قِدمه"الراعي يُبارك "شال الثورة" والعونيون على خُطى "الرينغ"     الجمهورية: متاريس سياسية تزيد المخاطر       the daily star: Lebanon languishes with still no progress on PM     l'orient le jour: Les FL et le mouvement contestataire : entre profil bas pragmatique et prudence tactique
          

First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW Dayton Awards!

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Voting is open for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Dayton Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites!

If you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. Here are the current standings for Dayton:

Best Actor Play/Musical (non-professional Youth production)
Benjamin Jones - THE LITTLE MERMAID - Children’s Performing Arts of Miamisburg 18%
Chavin Medina - THE WIZARD OF OZ - Dare 2 Defy 12%
Dutch Kulka - MATILDA - Dare 2 Defy 8%

Best Actor in a Musical (professional)
Digger Howard - DISASTER! - La Comedia Dinner Theatre 13%
Cory Candelet - SHREK THE MUSICAL - La Comedia Dinner Theatre 12%
Steven Lakes - ANNIE - Dare 2 Defy 11%

Best Actor in a Musical or Play (non-professional)
Josiah Miller - THE LAST FIVE YEARS - Middletown Lyric Theatre 11%
Jack Issler - WHY WE TELL THE STORY - Epiphany Players 10%
Jake Jones - PETER AND THE STARCATCHER - Wright State University 8%

Best Actor in a Play (professional)
Jake Lockwood - AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS - The Human Race Theatre Company 28%
Chris Kramer - ON GOLDEN POND - La Comedia Dinner Theatre 25%
Scott Stoney - AN ACT OF GOD - The Human Race Theatre Company 15%

Best Actress in a Musical (professional)
Lucy Bobbin - SHREK THE MUSICAL - La Comedia Dinner Theatre 18%
Sophie Caton - ANNIE - Dare 2 Defy 12%
Tonya Oslack - DISASTER! - La Comedia Dinner Theatre 10%

Best Actress in a Musical or Play (non-professional)
Abbie Miller - THE LAST FIVE YEARS - Middletown Lyric Theatre 13%
Rachel Mary Green - IF/THEN - Wright State University 7%
Elainah Skaroupka - THE WIZARD OF OZ - Brookville Community Theatre 7%

Best Actress in a Play (professional)
Sara Mackie - AN ACT OF GOD - The Human Race Theatre Company 25%
Jen Joplin - SYLVIA - The Human Race Theatre Company 22%
Darlene Spencer - AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS - The Human Race Theatre Company 20%

Best Actress Play/Musical (non-professional Youth production)
Abbey Stamper - JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT - Dare 2 Defy 11%
Maggie Weckesser - THE WIZARD OF OZ - Dare 2 Defy 8%
Reese Hornick - THE WIZARD OF OZ - Dare 2 Defy 8%

Best Musical (non-professional)
THE LITTLE MERMAID - Children’s Performing Arts of Miamisburg 12%
THE WIZARD OF OZ - Brookville Community Theatre 10%
THE WIZARD OF OZ - Dare 2 Defy 8%

Best Musical (professional)
SHREK THE MUSICAL - La Comedia Dinner Theatre 27%
ANNIE - Dare 2 Defy 20%
DISASTER! - La Comedia Dinner Theatre 13%

Best Play (non-professional)
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER - Wright State University 19%
WIZARD OF OZ - Town Hall Theatre 12%
IS HE DEAD? - Lebanon Theatre Company 10%

Best Play (professional)
ON GOLDEN POND - La Comedia Dinner Theatre 42%
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS - The Human Race Theatre Company 32%
SYLVIA - The Human Race Theatre Company 14%

Best Touring Show
WAITRESS - Victoria Theatre Association 31%
LES MISERABLES - Victoria Theatre Association 30%
THE BOOK OF MORMON - Victoria Theatre Association 20%

Theater of the Year
La Comedia Dinner Theatre 34%
Dare 2 Defy 16%
Wright State University 10%

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Taken to Brink by Trump, Gulf States Are Backpedaling on Iran

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Taken to Brink by Trump, Gulf States Are Backpedaling on Iran(Bloomberg) -- An expanded soccer tournament, a direct flight, clandestine meetings and a pledge to release prisoners of war; diplomacy is breaking out as Gulf Arab nations back away from a Donald Trump-inspired confrontation with Iran. And the signs are everywhere.Last week, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain played their first games of the 2019 Arabian Gulf Cup in Qatar after a last-minute decision to take part -- an apparent breakthrough in a 30-month feud that saw them halt trade and flights over Qatar’s links with Iran and support for Islamist groups.Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition that’s fought Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen since 2015 began releasing jailed Houthis, as efforts to end the conflict gather momentum. Oman is quietly hosting high-level meetings, according to people familiar with the matter, and even Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has hinted at direct channels with the U.A.E.Spooked by the prospect of a catastrophic war with Iran and its proxy militias across the region, Gulf monarchies are in the midst of a strategic rethink. The U.A.E., whose economic model relies in large part on its international links, quickly realized it had most to lose from a military escalation. It had removed most of its troops from Yemen by the end of a turbulent summer that saw oil tankers targeted and a U.S. drone downed in the Gulf without significant American response.While the humanitarian catastrophe unleashed by the Yemen war trained an unwelcome spotlight on Saudi Arabia, it took a brazen strike on Saudi oil installations -- which knocked out half the country’s crude production -- to ram home the risks and prove that Trump was not about to ride to his allies’ rescue.“The attacks shattered any illusion of this magical U.S. security umbrella,” said David Roberts, an assistant professor at King’s College London who studies the Gulf. “It burst the bubble and showed that Iran had the willingness to both do something astonishing like the attack on Aramco facilities and the capability to carry it out.”Iran denies U.S. and Saudi assertions it carried out the Sept. 14 strikes, pointing to Houthi claims of responsibility. But people familiar with investigations into the attacks say they were almost certainly launched from southwestern Iran -- an explosive escalation in Tehran’s pushback against an economic offensive unleashed by Trump and enthusiastically backed by the Saudis.The Trump administration withdrew last year from the 2015 deal meant to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb, and reimposed sanctions that have crippled its oil exports. But the “maximum pressure” policy is designed to coax Tehran into more concessions not to drag the U.S. into a new Middle East war just as it draws down troops in Syria.Rolling back Shiite Muslim Iran’s power remains a priority for the Sunni Gulf Arab leadership. There’s an increasing recognition, however, that no one stands to gain from a military escalation in the world’s top oil-exporting region.Saudi Arabia’s Center for International Communication didn’t respond to an email seeking comment. The U.A.E. declined to comment. But in a Nov. 10 speech, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said he saw “a path to a deal with Iran that all parties might soon” be ready to embark on if Tehran demonstrated commitment.War to ‘Cold Peace’In search of a breakthrough, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, a former cricketer elected with the backing of a powerful army that provides extensive support for the Saudi military, shuttled between Tehran and Riyadh in October. He met Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Rouhani, as well as Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, describing talks as “encouraging.”Khan said he traveled at the request of Trump and Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said the diplomacy wasn’t prompted by the kingdom. But deepening unease in the Gulf catalyzed the effort.Turning these overtures into lasting peace between countries that have grown further apart since the 1979 Iranian revolution remains far off.The Gulf states resent Iran’s deep reach into Arab nations. While ongoing protests in Iraq and Lebanon suggest Iran has reached the limit of its regional influence, they are unlikely to reverse political and military advances decades in the making.“Cold peace is possible but we are certainly far from a grand bargain,” said Afshin Molavi, senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins. “For that, both Riyadh and Abu Dhabi would have to accept a role for Iran in Arab countries such as Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen.”As they explore ways forward, Gulf states are moving at different speeds.The U.A.E. broke with the U.S. and Saudi Arabia by not naming Iran as the culprit behind attacks in May and June on oil tankers as they sailed toward the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s foremost oil shipping chokepoint.It sent coast guard officials to Iran for the first time in six years and Rouhani hinted at other meetings with senior U.A.E. officials. “We’re moving toward improved relations,” he said Oct. 14. Saudi Arabia is catching up.Washington built a multilateral naval operation to protect shipping in the Gulf after the attacks and sent more troops to Saudi Arabia. Both actions resulted in a “down tick” in Iranian actions,” U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Nov. 13. “The Iranians should not mistake our restraint for weakness.”Where the U.S. holds back, however, others are crowding in. Besides his role in saving Bashar al-Assad’s regime, Russian President Vladimir Putin has forged a partnership with Iran, created an oil alliance with Saudi Arabia and built ties with Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, who was warned by the U.S. last month against plans to purchase Russian jets.Putin traveled to Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. in October after visits by the Saudi king and the U.A.E.’s de-facto leader Mohammad bin Zayed to Moscow. The two Gulf countries and Russia have signed deals valued at billions of dollars.For Iran’s Rouhani, the case for regional engagement is obvious.“Don’t you know that Iran is going to stay here and we will remain neighbors throughout history?” he has said, referring to Iran’s Arab neighbors. “Trump will only be around for a few years and will go back to whatever it was he was doing.”\--With assistance from Golnar Motevalli and Glen Carey.To contact the reporter on this story: Zainab Fattah in Dubai at zfattah@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Lin Noueihed at lnoueihed@bloomberg.net, Mark WilliamsFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



          

Healthcare: Travel Nurse - PACU RN - Lebanon, NH - Miami, Florida

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Travel Pre/Post-Op (PACU) Registered Nurse (RN) Start your next travel opportunity with this great Registered Nurse (RN) position in Lebanon, NH. Job Details --- $1900-$1950/week gross pay --- 40 hours/week --- Start date is flexible - will discuss in an interview Job Requirements --- Active NH or Compact license. --- BLS --- ACLS --- Level I or II Trauma experience --- 6 months of recent Travel RN experience --- Minimum 2 years of PACU experience --- Tax home must be 50+ miles away from Lebanon, NH. About Us At GHR Travel Nursing, we want to make your travel experience a great one! As a GHR Travel Nurse, we are committed to giving you the chance to experience life, while saving lives. We offer great pay and one of the best benefits packages in the industry, including: --- Flexible scheduling options --- Personalized service --- Health insurance --- 401(k) investment plan --- Referral bonuses --- Free liability insurance coverage --- Weekly pay --- Direct Deposit or Pay Card option Stay updated on all of our Registered Nurse (RN) opportunities by signing up for Job Alerts! For more details on this and our other nationwide Registered Nurse (RN) opportunities, contact Recruiting Manager Sathya Meister at 716-210-9771. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. ()
          

Re: Act of obituary kindness?

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From the Durham Herald, 25 Aug 1921

Mr. Latta suddenly dies in Warehouse
J. O. Latta of Lebanon township
dropped dead at 5 o'clock this after
noon in the Banner warehouse. Heart
trouble was given as the cause of his
death; The deceased was 70 years of
age.
Mr. Latta had come to the city ____
market a quantity of produce and was
walking around in the warehouse when
death came. According to his relatives
he had been in good health recently
and his death came as a severe shock to
relatives and friends.
Surviving are three children, Mrs.
Eva Atkins, Mrs. A. T. Roberts, and
W. I. Latta, the latter being of Atlanta.
Funeral services have not been arrranged as yet in the absence of the
son of the deceased who is expected in
the city today.
          

Ragheb Alama: Lebanon needs a president like Prince Mohammed bin Salman

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WAAR_DUHOK     The Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama responded to criticism made by people for having a concert in Saudi Arabia despite the crisis in Lebanon.   Ragheb Alama revealed that in order to eliminate corrupt in Lebanon they need a president like Prince Mohammed bin Salman.   Alama added that Lebanon is going through ...

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CRNA - Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital | Vanderbilt Health

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Nashville, Tennessee, Description Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital - Lebanon, TN Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:
          

At Cairo Film Fest, Beirut Terminus Documents Ups and Downs of Lebanon Through Railway

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Kamal's work documents all these through the railway, and the terminus. It astonished me to see how he had used a simple rail track to take us through time.
          

Ford Dealer Selling 1,000-Horsepower Mustang For $54,995

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If the 2020 GT500’s 760 horsepower seems a little weak, this Ohio based Ford dealer has the Mustang you’ve been waiting for. For only $54,995, Lebanon Ford will sell you a 1,000 horsepower Mustang, ...
          

FnB (Scottsdale, AZ)

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On my second night in Arizona, I met up with my old friend Allyson. She wanted to try out a place in Scottsdale recommended by her friends, FnB. Opening back in 2009, FnB has gotten quite a bit of press in recent years, up to and including the head chef Charleen Badman winning the 2019 James Beard award for Best Chef of the Southwest. FnB is primarily known for doing farm-to-table cuisine with local ingredients (including the wine list; FnB has quite the list of Arizona winemakers in their cellar), serving up gastropub food in a modest restaurant space located off of Craftsman Court in Old Town Scottsdale.
          

Professions: Fleet Trailer Mechanic - $31++ per hour Albany 2131199 - Albany, New York

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We are one of the largest industry leading Trucking companies and we are currently looking for experienced Mechanics to join our team or professionals at our Johnstown, NY location close to I-87 and Ballard Rd Overview You will Troubleshoot and Repair Medium to Heavy Trucks and Trailers including Refrigerated Trailers. Perform safety and regular maintenance related repairs, aid with major repairs alongside advanced level mechanics and use basic electrical diagnostics to repair electrical systems. Position Requirements Solid track record of superior customer service skills; valid Drivers license; ability to read and understand repair manuals, ability to complete/fill tags and repair orders and basic computer skills. Dealer experience helpful. Required Education High School Diploma GED or graduation from trade/technical school preferred. Additional technical school education may substitute for required experience. Required Experience Two (2) years of heavy equipment/mechanic related experience. Completion of Swift 3M Packet may substitute for one (1) year of required experience. Must possess the skills required to accomplish the essential job duties. Perks Enjoy a vast array of EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS at well known brands such as AT&T, Chrysler, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Insight, General Motors, Hertz Car Rental, Holiday Inn, La Quinta Inns & Suites, Motel 6, National Car Rental, Red Roof Inn, Sprint PCS, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Whirlpool, Wyndam Hotel Group and more Compensation Outstanding Benefits program that empowers our people by providing a variety of comprehensive health, wellness, and retirement programs to meet the needs of our diverse population Benefits available: Medical, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance 401K Match Employee Stock Purchase Plan Employee Vendor Discounts (Cellphone, Car manufacturer, Hotels, Appliances) Excellent wage packages up to $31 per hour plus plus plus depending on experience. We want to hear from you APPLY TODAY! Keywords: Heavy Duty Truck Mechanic, Heavy Duty Truck Technician, Diesel Mechanic, Diesel Tech, Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic, Journeyman, Red Seal, Mechanics, Trailer Mechanic, 310T, A1, Heavy Equipment Technician, H.E.T., truck and coach technician, truck and coach tech, New York, NY, Schuyterville, Greenwich, Ballston Spa, Ballston, Mechanicville, Hoosick Falls, East Glenville, Schenectady, Cohoes, Troy, Latham, Colonie, Westmere, Loudonville, Wynantskill, Albany, Delmar, East Greenbush, Ravena, Petersburg, New Lebanon, Westerlo. Middleburgh, Cobleskill, Seward, Canajoharie, Amsterdam, Johnstown, Gloversville, Oppenheim, Little Falls, Herkimer, Frankfort, Salisbury, Wilton, Corinth, Fort Edward, Lake Luzerne-Hadley, Glens Falls, Queensbury, Lake George, Warrensburg, Bolton Landing, Whitehall, Granville ()
          

Physician, Cardiac Electrophysiology | Dartmouth-Hitchcock

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Lebanon, New Hampshire, Physician, Cardiac Electrophysiology The Heart & Vascular Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon New Hampshire is seeking a BC/BE electrophysiologist to join its section of Cardiov
          

Lebanese trade minister says $4 bln withdrawn from banks since September

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Lebanon’s caretaker Trade Minister, Mansour Bteish, said on Sunday that he and others had asked the central bank governor and commercial banks at a recent meeting to reduce interest rates by
          

Lebanon central bank to take needed steps amid crisis: Banking official

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Lebanon’s central bank governor will take “necessary, temporary measures” to preserve the banking sector and depositor rights, the banking association head said on Friday.Salim Sfeir
          

What’s next for Lebanon’s crisis-hit economy?

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Lebanon is facing a combined political and economic crisis that has led to widespread bank closures, and semi-official capital controls limiting the amount of cash that individuals and businesses can
          

Lebanon parliament committee to approve 2020 budget by year-end: Head

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Ibrahim Kanaan, the head of Lebanese parliament's budget committee, said on Thursday that the committee aims to approve the 2020 budget by the end of the year. Lebanese treasury revenues are almost
          

Lebanon pays back $1.5 billion Eurobond amid economic crisis

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Lebanon paid back a Eurobond worth $1.5 billion that was scheduled to mature Thursday, a Finance Ministry official said, pacifying concerns of a first-ever default on its debt amid the worst financial
          

Lebanon’s banks will not participate in three-day strike

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Lebanon’s banks will not join a three-day general strike slated to begin on Thursday, the Association of Banks in Lebanon said on Wednesday, distancing itself from industrial action intended to
          

Markets Brief: Egypt sells land, Lebanon’s black market, Aramco retail investors

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Samba Capital, the lead manager of the Saudi Aramco initial public offering (IPO) has announced the depth of retail subscriptions thus far. Meanwhile, Lebanon’s black market exchange rate soars
          

Lebanon minister warns health sector threatened over dollar shortage

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Lebanon’s health minister on Tuesday urged the central bank to release US dollars over a hard currency shortage limiting medical imports to the protest-hit country.“The sector is under
          

Lebanon’s black market exchange rates soars up to 50 pct over USD peg

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The black market exchange rate for dollars in Lebanon has soared over 2,000 pounds to the dollar, with some money exchangers reporting rates as high as LBP 2,200 to $1 – nearly a 50 percent jump
          

Christmas Critics

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A new Lebanon? w/ Karim Makdisi

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Karim Makdisi is Associate Professor of International Politics at the  American University of Beirut.

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Fame Spreads Fast for Eight-Year-Old Yemeni Singer

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It is a dangerous time to be a child in Yemen. Besides facing war, hunger and poverty, more than 25 percent of children are not in school. But eight-year-old singer Amr Muqbel, known as "The Water Seller," is different. He attends school in the morning. In the afternoons, he used to sell water to help support his family. Now, he makes extra money singing for weddings, fans and several major Arabic news channels. “I’m proud he has become a singer,” said Ahmed Muqbel, Amr’s 70-year-old father, with tears in his eyes. One of their relatives is a soldier, he added, and Amr used to sing war songs. Now, he sings about love and peace in a country where other children can be forced to join military groups. "Children out of school face increased risks of all forms of exploitation, including being forced to join the fighting, child labor, and early marriage," said Sara Nyanti, UNICEF’s representative in Yemen, in a statement. Teachers in the schools have not been paid in more than two years. As the war continues, danger for children outside of the school system deepens, workers for aid organizations say. Growing fame Amr first became well-known this year when a local hiker recorded him singing to a group of people. The hiker posted the recording on Facebook, where it received 20,000 likes, loves and sad faces. Since then, the boy appears on Arab media regularly. He has appeared on BBC Arabic, Al Jazeera Arabic and RT Arabic. Amr’s family remains poor, however. He, his mother and his four siblings still struggle to survive in a small house. But as Amr gains the attention of music professionals, the family hopes his voice will help lift them further out of poverty. "I didn't even know Amr was singing for the drivers," said Amr’s mother, Muneerah, near her Sanaa home. "He sells water so he can earn money to pay for his private school fees. I used to reprimand Amr for singing while he did his homework.” Sobhi Mohammed is a renowned Syrian Kurdish music writer from Lebanon. He has expressed interest in mentoring Amr, inviting him through an online video to visit Lebanon. Mohammed has mentored other young people with musical skills, like Nomer El Beik and Amir Amuri from Syria. “I was like Amr while still a little boy,” Mohammed said in an online report. “I promised myself that I would assist every talented child who had no one.” Amr has not gone to Lebanon because of passport delays and competing ideas about his future. His father wants to go to Lebanon so Amr can try to get into the professional music business. His mother wants Amr to continue to be mentored locally, so he can sing more often at weddings to increase the family’s income. “I believe Amr will become a star," added Mohammed. "He has the voice and charisma." Yemenis hesitancy Publicly, Amr has accepted Mohammed’s invitation in an online video. Some of his local fans do not want him to leave. "His songs come out from his heart," said Mohammed al-Adaimi, a 23-year-old who listens to Amr’s songs on YouTube. "He should stay and sing for us and we will support him." Like other fans, al-Adaimi is concerned Amr’s musical style might change if he trains in Lebanon. He might learn a more common Lebanese style of Arab music. Other local people said they are proud that a young Yemeni is getting international attention. “He is a talented boy,” said Mabrouk al-Baqash, who has been listening to Amr sing for eight months.  “It’s fine to travel to Lebanon.” I’m Caty Weaver.   Naseh Shaker and Gabrielle Resnick wrote this report for VOA News. Caty Weaver adapted it for Learning English. Mario Ritter, Jr. was the editor. ____________________________________________________________ Words in This Story   exploitation - n. the act of to use (someone or something) in a way that helps you unfairly​ hiker - n. someone who walks a long distance especially for pleasure and/or exercise reprimand - v. to speak in an angry and critical way to (someone who has done something wrong, disobeyed an order, etc.)​ mentor - v. to teach or give advice or guidance to (someone, such as a less experienced person or a child) : to act as a mentor for (someone)​ talented - adj. having a special ability to do something well : having talent​ charisma - n. a special charm or appeal that causes people to feel attracted and excited by someone (such as a politician)​ style - n. a particular way in which something is done, created, or performed​   We want to hear from you. Write to us in the Comments section, and visit our Facebook page.
          

Director, Talent Acquisition | Dartmouth-Hitchcock

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Lebanon, New Hampshire, Director, Talent Acquisition The Director, Talent Acquisition leads the recruiting strategy and efforts for Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H), a nonprofit academic health system serving communities in nort
          

Physician, Cardiac Electrophysiology | Dartmouth-Hitchcock

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Lebanon, New Hampshire, Physician, Cardiac Electrophysiology The Heart & Vascular Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon New Hampshire is seeking a BC/BE electrophysiologist to join its section of Cardiov
          

Hillcrest Acres Community Conversation

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A Hillcrest Acres Community Conversation will be held on Monday, December 2nd at 5:30PM at the Lebanon Middle School to provide information and share the 75% developed plans related to roadway, drainage, and utility improvements at Hillcrest Acres.
          

Hillcrest Acres Community Conversation

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A Hillcrest Acres Community Conversation will be held on Monday, December 2nd at 5:30PM at the Lebanon Middle School to provide information and share the 75% developed plans related to roadway, drainage, and utility improvements at Hillcrest Acres.
          

“Stuff A Truck” Event

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On Saturday, December 14, 2019, the Lebanon Police Department will be in front of Walmart hosting a “Stuff A Truck” event from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. All new, unwrapped toys donated will be given to the local Marine Toys for Tots campaign.
          

Implementation of a labour companionship model in three public hospitals in Arab middle-income countries.

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Implementation of a labour companionship model in three public hospitals in Arab middle-income countries.

Acta Paediatr. 2018 12;107 Suppl 471:35-43

Authors: Kabakian-Khasholian T, Bashour H, El-Nemer A, Kharouf M, Elsheikh O, Labour Companionship Study Group

Abstract
AIM: To assess the feasibility, acceptability, effectiveness and cost of the integration of a tailored labour companionship model in three public hospitals in Egypt, Lebanon and Syria.
METHODS: Phased implementation research using mixed methods. Implementation strategies consisted of steering committees in hospitals, seminars for healthcare providers, information, education and communication materials, and adjustments in labour rooms. The labour companionship model consisted of (i) identification of a female relative as labour companion by women; (ii) provision of information, education and communication materials to women and companions; and (iii) allowing companions to accompany women throughout the first stage of labour. Semi-structured interviews with women, labour companions and healthcare providers were used to assess feasibility and acceptability of the model. Effectiveness was assessed through structured interviews with women, information abstracted from medical records and cost data. The comparison was made between the pre-implementation and the implementation phases.
RESULTS: This model was found to be feasible, acceptable, effective and cost-beneficial. Women's satisfaction and perception of control improved and caesarean section rates were reduced significantly.
CONCLUSION: This model can be adopted for these countries and elsewhere with comparable health systems. It enhances the quality of care and the provision of equitable and respectful maternity services.

PMID: 30570794 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


          

Physician, Cardiac Electrophysiology | Dartmouth-Hitchcock

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Lebanon, New Hampshire, Physician, Cardiac Electrophysiology The Heart & Vascular Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon New Hampshire is seeking a BC/BE electrophysiologist to join its section of Cardiov
          

Ophthalmic Technician ~ Vanderbilt Eye Institute (Lebanon) | Vanderbilt Health

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Nashville, Tennessee, Description Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient
          

Ophthalmic Technician 2 ~ Vanderbilt Eye Institute (Lebanon) | Vanderbilt Health

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Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis’ speech at the 8th Arab-Hellenic Economic Forum (Athens, 28 November 2019)

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Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis represented the Prime Minister at the 8th Arab-Hellenic Economic Forum, which took place on Wednesday, 28 November 2019. Referring to the Arab-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, which turns 40 this year, Mr. Varvitsiotis stressed that “it remains a milestone in Arab-Greek cooperation” that has significant mutual benefits for all business sectors. In this context, he said, we are super-charging economic cooperation with the Arab world, emphasising the favourable environment the new government’s policy is creating to attract investments. Moreover, he stated, the Arab world is not only fertile ground for business opportunities, but also a space of major geo-economic cooperation for Greece. Among other things, Mr. Varvitsiotis announced a new form of visa – the Business Visa – that will enable businesses to invite collaborators, partners, suppliers or importers of products to Greece, while also taking responsibility for the hosting, housing and departure of Business-Visa holders. “We are the second country in the European Union, after Italy, to establish such a visa, with the aim of facilitating these cases,” he added. Additionally, our country wants to capitalise on the historically close and privileged ties it maintains with the Arab world in order to contribute to “shaping a two-way relationship between Europe and the Arab world. A relationship that respects the values, traditions and unique characteristics of each side, contributing towards a future of cooperation and understanding”. Mr. Varvitsiotis also referred to the challenges in the Southeastern Mediterranean, where Greece has proven itself to be a pillar of stability, security and development, dealing responsibly and calmly with escalating provocations. It continues to act in accordance with International Law and the Law of the Sea, unlike its restless neighbour, whose actions are disruptive in the region, he underscored. In the same context, and jointly with Cyprus, Greece has developed trilateral cooperation mechanisms with partners in the Eastern Mediterranean, such as Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and, recently, the United Arab Emirates. He called these cooperation mechanisms very successful, as they are an innovative way to systematically promote political and economic cooperation throughout the region.Finally, Mr. Varvitsiotis thanked Qatar for its support of the Mati wildfire victims.
          

A Decade of Care: Hanes Launches 10th National Sock Drive to Help the Homeless; Tops 3 Million Donated Pairs

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., November 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Small gifts often have the most meaning.

For the millions of people living homeless, a clean pair of socks is often described as “the gift of humanity.” Hanes, America’s No. 1 basic apparel, underwear and sock brand, is partnering with organizations fighting homelessness nationwide to deliver comfort to those who need it most through the Hanes National Sock Drive. The brand is marking 10 years of helping provide care and compassion during this year’s drive by:

  • Donating more than 250,000 pairs of socks directly to organizations fighting homelessness in all 50 states, along with Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Since the program’s inception in 2009, Hanes has provided more than 3 million pairs of socks – one of the most requested items by relief agencies – to help the homeless.

  • Giving an additional pair of socks for every order of any apparel placed in December on Hanes.com. Socks will be provided to local homeless shelters.

  • Partnering with Rainier Fruit Company for its second “Pears for Pairs” campaign, which is currently running in United Supermarkets, Harris Teeter, Wegmans, and Lunds & Byerlys stores. From late September through January, Rainier is donating a portion of the proceeds from bulk and bagged pear sales to the Hanes National Sock Drive. In 2018, the Pears for Pairs campaign resulted in 20,000 pairs of socks being donated to five nonprofits.

  • Offering consumers the opportunity to participate directly in the program by visiting www.hanes.com/donate to gift socks ($1), women’s underwear ($1), men’s underwear ($1.50) and bras ($6) that will be distributed in needed styles and sizes.

  • Continuing its 10-year collaboration with Invisible People and its founder, Mark Horvath, to help raise awareness about homelessness. Invisible People uses innovative storytelling, educational resources and advocacy to help change how the public views homelessness and those living homeless in the United States and abroad.

“Most of us take basic apparel for granted, but we know a new, clean pair of socks can mean a lot to those experiencing homelessness,” said Sidney Falken, chief branding officer, HanesBrands. “We are committed to bringing a little comfort to those who need it most – and it is incredibly gratifying to have others, including many individuals across the country, join us in this effort.”

More than 100 agencies, including The Salvation Army Bell Shelter (Bell, California), Homeward Bound (Asheville, North Carolina) and Compassion Outreach Ministries (Columbus, Ohio), have received sock donations from Hanes.

“Small things really do make a big difference to our clients,” said Steve Lytle, director of The Salvation Army Bell Shelter. “The smile on a client’s face when she received a clean pair of socks for the first time in months was priceless. There was joy in her eyes and it was clear that the socks were the most precious gift she could have received in that moment. Another client said his gift of clean socks was a sign that there are people who care and that his life did matter.”

Homeward Bound distributes more than 2,000 pairs of socks a month to those living homeless.

“Homelessness is a community problem and it will take everyone’s support to help end the epidemic,” said Ashley Campbell, the agency’s outreach specialist. “Right now, some of your neighbors are living outside, in tents and under bridges, vulnerable to inclement weather and violence, stripped of dignity and our collective respect.

“There are so many ways to help,” Campbell continued. “Educate yourself about homelessness in your community, volunteer at your local agency fighting this issue or simply make a donation that would help a nonprofit save its limited resources.”

Jeffrey Tabor, director of TWO Men’s Ministry House for Compassion Outreach Ministries of Ohio, added that there is no donation too small to be used for good to fulfill a basic human need.

“Imagine the importance of just one pair of socks when you are focused on keeping your feet dry and warm during the cold winter months,” Tabor said. “That’s why we are so thankful for our partnership with Hanes, which has fulfilled an immediate, basic human need for so many people.”

Lytle underscores, however, that sometimes it all boils down to human contact. “Acknowledge people who are experiencing homelessness with a smile or hello,” he said. “By engaging with a person who is experiencing homelessness we are saying ‘I see you and you matter.’”

The Hanes National Sock Drive is part of Hanes for Good, the corporate responsibility program of Hanes’ parent company, HanesBrands (NYSE:HBI).

Organizations distributing Hanes socks include:

State

City

Organization

Alabama

Mobile

Family Promise of Coastal Alabama

Alaska

Anchorage

Brother Francis Shelter

Arizona

Phoenix

Phoenix Rescue Mission

Arkansas

Fayetteville

7Hills Center

California

Bell

The Salvation Army Bell Shelter

Hollywood

Covenant House California

Los Angeles

East Los Angeles Women's Center - Hope & H.E.A.R.T Emergency Shelter

Ktown for All

Los Angeles Mission

Street Symphony

San Diego

Father Joe's Village

Santa Clara

Bill Wilson Center

Watsonville

The Salvation Army

Whittier

Whittier Area Interfaith Council

Colorado

Denver

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Connecticut

Ansonia

Master's Table Community Meals

Waterbury

St. Vincent DePaul

Delaware

Dover

The Salvation Army

District of Columbia

Washington, D.C.

Covenant House Washington

Miriam's Kitchen

Florida

DeLand

God's Bathhouse

Fort Lauderdale

Covenant House Florida

Jacksonville Beach

Mission House

Lakeland

Talbot House Ministries

Pensacola

Alfred-Washburn Center

Waterfront Rescue Mission

Tampa

The Salvation Army

Georgia

Atlanta

Covenant House Georgia

Crossroads Community Ministries

Nicholas House

Zaban Paradies Center

Savannah

Divine Rest Inc.

Hawaii

Hilo

Hope Services Hawaii Inc.

Idaho

Boise

Interfaith Sanctuary Shelter

Illinois

Chicago

Covenant House Illinois

Lawndale Christian Health Center

The Night Ministry

The Salvation Army

Indiana

Indianapolis

Horizon House

Wheeler Mission

Iowa

Council Bluffs

MICHA House

Iowa City

Shelter House

Kansas

Topeka

Topeka Rescue Mission

Kentucky

Louisville

The Salvation Army

Louisiana

New Orleans

UNITY of Greater New Orleans

Maine

Bangor

Bangor Area Homeless Shelter

Maryland

Baltimore

Agape House Inc.

Baltimore Station

Massachusetts

Boston

Pine Street Inn

Michigan

Detroit

Covenant House Michigan

Mount Clemens

Turning Point

Minnesota

Minneapolis

St. Stephen's Street Outreach

Mississippi

Vicksburg

Warren County Children's Shelter

Missouri

St. Louis

Students-in-Transition (St. Louis School Board)

Montana

Billings

Montana Rescue Mission

Nebraska

Omaha

Siena/Francis House

Nevada

Las Vegas

Caridad Charity

New Hampshire

Concord

Concord Coalition to End Homelessness

Plymouth

Bridge House Inc.

New Jersey

Freehold

Destiny's Bridge

Lawrenceville

HomeFront

Newark

Covenant House New Jersey

New Mexico

Albuquerque

Joy Junction

New York

New York

Covenant House New York

Midnight Run

Syracuse

Rescue Mission Alliance

North Carolina

Asheville

Homeward Bound

Charlotte

Men's Shelter of Charlotte/Urban Ministry Center

Thomasville

Cooperative Community Ministry

Winston-Salem

Bethesda Center

Samaritan Ministries

The Salvation Army

Winston-Salem Rescue Mission

North Dakota

Bismarck

Ministry on the Margins

Minot

YWCA Minot

Ohio

Akron

Community Support Services

Cincinnati

Shelterhouse

Cleveland

The City Mission Men's Crisis Center

Columbus

Compassion Outreach Ministries

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

City Rescue Mission

Oregon

Lebanon

Family Assistance and Resource Center

Portland

Central City Concern

Pennsylvania

Natrona

The Building Block of Natrona

Philadelphia

Bethesda Project

Covenant House Pennsylvania

Project HOME

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Mercy's Operation Safety Net

Pottsville

Schuylkill Women in Crisis

Wilkes-Barre

The Salvation Army

Puerto Rico

San Juan

The Salvation Army

Rhode Island

Providence

Crossroads Rhode Island

South Carolina

Columbia

Transitions Homeless Center

Sioux Falls

Bishop Dudley Hospitality House

Tennessee

Kingsport

Hunger First

Memphis

Urban Bike Food Ministry

Nashville

Open Table

Texas

Austin

Mobile Loaves and Fishes

Copperas Cove

Operation Stand Down Central Texas

Dallas

The Stewpot Dallas

Farmers Branch

Just Because Inc.

Houston

Covenant House Texas

Lord of the Streets

Utah

Salt Lake City

The Road Home

Vermont

Burlington

Committee On Temporary Shelter

Virginia

Charlottesville

The Haven

Richmond

The Salvation Army

Washington

Seattle

Seattle Homeless Outreach

The Salvation Army

West Virginia

Charleston

Union Mission

Parkersburg

The Salvation Army

Wisconsin

Milwaukee

The Guest House of Milwaukee

Waukesha

Hope Center

Wyoming

Casper

Wyoming Rescue Mission

 

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“We’ll See if Lebanese People Accept Gov’t that Looks Like the last One”: Top US Official

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David Schenker, the US State Department’s assistant secretary for near eastern affairs wondered on Tuesday if the Lebanese people will accept a government that looks much like the last government, in remarks seen by many as interference in the Lebanese internal affairs. In a press conference on Tuesday, Schenker said that protests continue in Lebanon ...
          

Trump’s Administration Confused over Lebanese Army Aid: We Pay It to Undermine Hezbollah or Withhold It to Undermine Hezbollah!

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The Israeli newspaper Haaretz published an article written by Amir Tibon in which he cited the confusion which has stormed the US administration over the issue of whether it should be withholding the $105 million of military funding to Lebanon. “The Trump administration is sending mixed signals on the issue of U.S. security assistance to ...
          

Hanin Ghaddar, Carla Humud & Mona Yacoubian Testify before Congress on Lebanon: US Must Keep Offstage, Protests Will Undermine Hezbollah

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The US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism held a hearing session in which three Lebanese-American observers testified on the current protests in Lebanon, stressing that Hezbollah would lose much of its influence in the country of the protestors’ demands are fulfilled. The three observers are Hanin Ghaddar, Friedmann ...
          

Iraqi prime minister to resign in wake of deadly protests

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BAGHDAD – A day after more than 40 protesters were killed by security forces, Iraq’s prime minister announced Friday that he would submit his resignation to parliament, a step that carried uncertainty for the entire government and stirred fears of a possible political crisis.

The move by Adel Abdul-Mahdi came 13 months after he took office and followed calls by Iraq’s top Shiite cleric for lawmakers to withdraw support. At least four protesters were killed in the hours after the announcement in continuing violence in Baghdad and southern Iraq.

Word of the planned resignation triggered celebrations by anti-government protesters who have been camped out for nearly two months in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square.

Young men and women broke into song and dance under the sparkle of fireworks crackling from every corner of the plaza, the epicenter of their leaderless protest movement, which seeks an end to sectarian government and election and anti-corruption reforms.

But amid the mirth, protesters said Abdul Mahdi’s decision was a single victory in the long and difficult war aimed at dismantling the post-2003 political system, a common refrain among demonstrators.

“The political system will replace him with someone exactly the same,” said Taif, a 39-year-old protester, as jubilant demonstrators waved flags behind. “Until this sick system is destroyed, we won’t leave.”

On the street near the teeming square, another protester named Mortada, 21, watched the fanfare from a distance. “We want true electoral reforms. We want real change,” he said. “It’s not one man, it’s the whole system that needs to resign.”

Both Taif and Mortada declined to give their full names, fearing retaliation.

Protesters in the teeming square sang Iraq’s national anthem. One man held up a sign: “I cry blood for our martyrs.”

About 400 people have been killed in the bloody crackdown on protests since Oct. 1, most of them young demonstrators who were shot or hit by exploding tear gas canisters fired by security forces.

In a statement, Abdul-Mahdi said he “listened with great concern” to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani’s sermon and made his decision in response to the cleric’s remarks.

“I will submit to parliament an official memorandum resigning from the current prime ministry so that the parliament can review its choices,” he said. Abdul-Mahdi was appointed Iraq’s fifth prime minister since 2003 as a consensus candidate after months of political wrangling between rival political blocs.

If accepted when put to vote, Abdul-Mahdi’s resignation would signal a return to square one in those slow-moving negotiations, Iraqi officials and experts said.

He would be the second prime minister in an Arab country to be forced out by mass protests recently. In Lebanon, the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri a month earlier, on Oct. 29, led to further political gridlock and uncertainty.

Abdul-Mahdi’s rise to power was the product of a provisional alliance between parliament’s two main blocs – Sairoon, led by cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, and Fatah, which includes leaders associated with the paramilitary Popular Mobilization Units headed by Hadi al-Amiri.

In the May 2018 election, neither coalition won a commanding plurality that would have enabled it to name the premier, as stipulated by the Iraqi constitution. To avoid political crisis, Sairoon and Fatah forged a precarious union with Abdul-Mahdi as their prime minister.

Now, with his resignation, unresolved disputes between the coalitions threaten to re-emerge, two Iraqi officials said.

Abdul-Mahdi had alluded to this challenge implicitly in earlier statements, saying he would resign, but only if an alternative candidate was found for the premiership.

Officials also questioned Abdul-Mahdi’s decision to submit his resignation via the more time-consuming route of parliament, requiring MPs to vote, rather than sending it directly to the president, who has the power to accept it immediately and demote the government to caretaker status until a new one is formed.

An Iraqi official said one of two things could happen: “There’s going to be a lot of horse-trading going on, or it could be paralysis, and nothing changes.” The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because officials were not authorized to speak to media.

The resignation also creates legal uncertainties as the constitution does not provide clear procedures to guide lawmakers in the event of a premier stepping down, experts said. The key issue was how long Abdul-Mahdi’s government could maintain caretaker status in the event of protracted political negotiations.

“To my understanding there is no clause [in the constitution] that says how long he can remain in the post once his resignation is accepted,” said Sajad Jiyad, the managing director of Bayan Center, an Iraq-based think tank.

The federal Supreme Court might have to step in, he added, if the caretaker government stays for too long and if parliamentary blocs are unable to come to an understanding.

In his weekly Friday sermon delivered via a representative in the holy city of Najaf, Al-Sistani said parliament, which elected the government of Abdul-Mahdi, should “reconsider its options” – a clear sign he was withdrawing his support for the prime minister. His comments prompted political parties to issue calls for the government to step down.

Forty protesters were shot dead by security forces in Baghdad and the southern cities of Najaf and Nasiriyah on Thursday, in a sharp escalation of violence that continued Friday.

In Baghdad, one protester was shot dead by security forces on the historic Rasheed Street, a recent focus of clashes, near the strategic Ahrar bridge partly occupied by demonstrators.

Six protesters were killed by live ammunition and tear gas in the city of Nasiriyah when demonstrators attempted to enter the city center to resume their sit-in, security and hospital officials said. Security forces had fired live rounds the previous day to disperse protesters from two key bridges, killing 31 people.

A former oil and finance minister and an ex-vice president, the 77-year-old Abdul-Mahdi was seen as a political independent when he took the post in October 2018. He was Iraq’s first prime minister from outside the Dawa party in 12 years.

His administration’s policies were characterized by small gains to improve the day-to-day lives of Baghdadis. He moved his offices out of Baghdad’s highly secure Green Zone on the first day of his term, saying he wanted to bring his government closer to the people, while removing wartime cement barriers that had closed Iraqis off from much of the city.

In the halls of power in Baghdad, his office worked behind the scenes to streamline the administration and improve decision-making. But the effects of those efforts were not visible to an Iraqi public impatient for reform.

Abdul-Mahdi was also often caught in the middle of rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran, with many perceiving his government and certain staffers as being close to Tehran. Reducing Iraq’s reliance on Iranian electricity imports to meet consumer demand was a key concern of Washington.

Protesters widely reject growing Iranian influence over Iraq state affairs. In Baghdad on Friday, demonstrators gathered around the historic Rasheed Street near the strategic Ahrar Bridge and burned the Iranian flag, chanting “Iran out!”


          

One False Move by Israel or Iran Will Lead to War

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Israel has been monitoring Iranian entrenchment in Syria, weapons transfers that move to Iraq and also to Hezbollah in Lebanon, as well as Iranian-backed groups in Gaza. On November 12 Jerusalem put in motion operation 'Black Belt,' the attack on a
          

Comment on Bennett Says ‘Israel’ Must Take Advantage of Protests to Strike Iranian Troops in Syria: Hezbollah Can’t Engage in War Now by roberthstiver

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This psychotic bas*ard's words, just as the words and actions of the rest of the psychotic Ziomonster and its agent, must be heeded with alarm. I sense the Ziopsychosis building to eruption stage in periodic fashion. Be very wary, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza (and all of Illegally Occupied Palestine), in the coming weeks.... (I admit that, when I saw the headline, I thought initially of Michael Bennett, who purports to run for POTUS in 2020. I heard these words from his mouth a few months ago: "Israel is the most important country on earth." I knew then that he was/is bad news, and so is the rest of the Democratic Party and its sham candidates. If Trump weren't such an egomaniacal teen-aged bully, I'd even consider voting for him...but America has no more "leaders" of any stripe ready to mind America's own business and get away from the "exceptional nation" and "full-spectrum global domination" mindset/bulls*it. All that of course is driven by the "entangled alliance" with the Ziomonster so-called 'Israel' -- an "alliance" that favors and acts for only one party to it).
          

Lebanese army separates rival protests near president palace

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Lebanese army separates rival protests near president palaceLebanon’s armed forces have deployed near the presidential palace east of Beirut to prevent friction between rival Lebanese protesters as the stalemate over forming a crisis government continues. Anti-government protesters had called for a rally Sunday outside the Presidential Palace in Baabda to press President Michel Aoun to formally begin the process of forming a new government. Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned over a month ago amid nationwide protests accusing the political elite of corruption and mismanagement of the economy.



          

Mueller, Barr, Giuliani, Comey and Kallstrom Once Fought Terror Together—Now Trump Has Them Fight Each Other

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Mueller, Barr, Giuliani, Comey and Kallstrom Once Fought Terror Together—Now Trump Has Them Fight Each OtherPhoto Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyThe constellation of federal investigators, attorneys, prosecutors and judges orbiting Donald Trump in the last three years have a unique, shared history.Relatively unknown to the American public is the fact that before many of them became household names, cast as either the heroes or villains of the Trump saga (depending on where you stand on Trump), they were colleagues in the trenches of some of America’s biggest terrorism cases. They crossed paths numerous times in courtrooms and at crime scenes, often united by a single case.  From my perch working for the House Intelligence Committee, at the FBI as a congressional liaison, and then on the 9/11 Joint Inquiry, I observed what in many respects were their finest achievements, how those played out politically, how they fought their turf battles at home and with foreign governments, how they learned to communicate with the American public after each tragedy—and ultimately, fundamentally how they changed America’s approach to national security.  If Trump’s Rage Brings ‘Civil War,’ Where Will the Military Stand?In the 1990s, as hundreds of Americans were being slaughtered in acts of terrorism from Oklahoma City to Kenya to lower Manhattan—and while Donald Trump was hosting teenage beauty pageants—these men helped capture, extradite, prosecute, and put away for life some of the worst mass murderers of American citizens in our nation’s history. But now they have become caricatures and cable news fodder—and their reputations are part of the professional carnage that comes to almost everyone who is part of the Donald Trump story. They are known to the American public primarily for the things they have said, for one reason or the other, about Trump—and even more to the point, for what he has said about them.Rudy Giuliani, James Comey, Robert Mueller, William Barr, James Kallstrom, and Louis Freeh have all taken divergent paths over the past few years. But in the more than two decades that preceded Trump’s descent down the golden escalator on election night 2016, their résumés overlapped as they worked to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice in such cases as Pan Am 103, a 747 blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland; the devastated Federal Building in Oklahoma City; the Khobar Towers full of American personnel, blown up in Saudi Arabia; the Atlanta Olympics bombing; the devastated American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya; the attack on the USS Cole at anchor in Yemen; then, of course 9/11. And it’s a sad fact that the work they did during their impressive law enforcement careers got lost in the noise created by Trump’s presidency.Most interesting of all, however, is the fact that for most of these men, what they thought of Trump in 2016 had a lot to do with their opinion of the occupants of the White House—Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton—during those years their lives had intersected. Those opinions proved to be enduring and consequential. * * *THE DIRECTOR* * *In September 1993, Federal Judge Louis J. Freeh walked out of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and into FBI Headquarters as its new Director. Both his youth, 43 years of age, and his background as a former FBI agent, made him an inspired choice to lead the Bureau when nominated by the new American President, Bill Clinton. Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Cynthia Johnson/The LIFE Images Collection viaGettyFreeh’s predecessor, William Sessions, had not completed his 10-year term as director before a report alleging ethical improprieties was released by President George H. W. Bush’s Attorney General William Barr (yes, the same William Barr who is today Trump’s Attorney General).Sessions refused to exit his position voluntarily, so it was left to Clinton’s new attorney general, Janet Reno, to fire him. Clinton may wish he had held on to Sessions. The new president and the new FBI Director would soon be at loggerheads. Although there was still a sense of excitement in Washington over the generational shift that the 1992 election represented, the fact was the Clinton administration began as an unmitigated disaster. It seemed undisciplined and chaotic to Freeh, and its early days were consumed with FBI investigations into Filegate, Travelgate, Whitewater, Paula Jones and Jennifer Flowers, and even an investigation into China’s attempts to meddle in the 1992 elections. And, most mysteriously, there was the investigation into the shocking suicide of Bill and Hillary’s long-time friend from Arkansas, Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster. FBI agents walked around the halls dispirited, talking about their affection for George H.W. Bush and their disdain for the dirty campaign they felt the Clintons had waged against him. While Clinton came off cool (playing sax on The Arsenio Hall Show, for example), “The Wimp Factor” tagline stuck to George H.W. Bush—a man who had flown 50 combat missions during World War II, had been one of the Navy’s youngest aviators and was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross.  Freeh, who had been appointed a federal judge by the senior Bush, had a deep affection for him. He accepted the job as FBI Director even though he believed not only that the wrong man had won the presidency, but was firmly convinced that the winner, Clinton, was dirty. In those years, the FBI’s antipathy towards the Clintons flowed from the top down—and would become ingrained in its organizational culture. For his part, had Clinton wanted an FBI Director who would do his bidding and sweep his scandals under the rug (which the current president seems to believe is part of the job description), he knew damn well it wouldn’t be Freeh. Yet, he courted Freeh. Freeh, considered tough and clean as a hound’s tooth, would give the new Clinton Administration a patina of ethical validity it desperately needed. But Freeh’s FBI was immediately immersed in investigating Clinton’s skeletons. Freeh gave back his White House pass that had allowed him unlimited, unrecorded, access to the White House believing it would pose a conflict of interest while the Clintons were under investigation. Clinton, now realizing Freeh would be breathing down his neck, was not happy with this slap in the face. But during his entire administration, and with the endless ethical clouds that hung over him, Clinton did not dare fire Freeh.Freeh and Clinton would not speak for four years, until the bombing of the USS Cole.* * *THE HILL* * *Freeh was an instant darling with Members of Congress, and was accorded great deference and latitude. He would need it. The FBI Freeh walked into had a plethora of problems and investigations of its own to contend with. His earnest demeanor served him well—and he was complemented by his equally earnest Congressional liaison chief, John Collingwood, who was spectacularly effective at putting out the FBI’s fires. Without a drop of arrogance and possessing a deep belief in the mission of the Bureau, Collingwood was also a master at turning every FBI screw-up into an opportunity—for more resources or more law enforcement authorities. He was perhaps the greatest asset the Bureau had when facing its many challenges with Congress. When I worked in his office, I learned from Collingwood a simple formula for dealing with the Hill that most federal agencies refused to learn: Congress can be your best friend if you don’t treat its members and staff like the enemy. Give them (most of) what they ask for, be personable and on a first-name basis with staffers, and give them a heads-up to important stories before they hit the media—even if its means calling them at home at 2 a.m. (which we often did). If trust is built, Congressional staffers will, in turn, give you a heads up to potential problematic or embarrassing issues that could otherwise blindside the Director at an oversight hearing. (The first rule of any good staff work, anywhere: never, ever allow your boss to be surprised by bad news.)Collingwood could wrap his arm around the shoulder of Senator Robert Byrd (the most powerful man in Congress at the time), and Byrd would feel the entire goodwill of the FBI in that gesture—especially after Byrd made it possible for the FBI to move its badly outdated Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) to Clarksburg, West Virginia, Byrd’s home state. The CJIS is the largest division of the FBI responsible for, among other things, its automated fingerprint identification lab and national instant criminal background check system. Byrd was known as “the king of pork” for his ability to shovel millions of dollars to West Virginia. The FBI was smart enough to seize on the opportunity Byrd was offering, thus giving him a stake in the sustainability of the FBI, as well as much needed jobs for West Virginians.And the FBI’s sustainability was not a given. Freeh took charge of an FBI still reeling from its role in the carnage that occurred at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and Waco, Texas. Both locations had been the site of standoffs between citizens and federal agents, and Waco and Ruby Ridge had become rallying cries for anti-government militias. The overly aggressive actions of federal agents had left 83 Americans dead. The country’s faith in federal law enforcement was at an all-time low. Armed, anti-government militia groups were sprouting up across the nation. At the same time, far removed from Ruby Ridge and Waco, in lower Manhattan an even more insidious threat was about to make itself known. On Feb. 26, 1993, a rental truck carrying 1,400 pounds of ammonium nitrate exploded under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Six people were killed in an attack right in the heart of America’s financial center.The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan had energized the jihadist movement around the world. After the Soviets pulled out of Afghanistan, mujahideen veterans and fellow-travelers seemed to replace their anti-Soviet fervor with an extreme anti-American ideology. Many began congregating in Islamic centers and mosques across the U.S., including New York and New Jersey. Although American military assistance had helped turn the tide for the mujahideen in their war against the Soviets, they now turned their sights toward the U.S. This was known as “blowback.” But blowback would not be coming just from Afghanistan’s jihadists. It was also developing in America’s heartland.* * *OKLAHOMA CITY* * *The security guard sitting outside the offices of the House Intelligence Committee stopped me and pointed to the television on his desk. On the screen was a horrific scene coming out of Oklahoma City. A building was sheared in half. Under tons of rubble lay an unknown number of bodies. A moon-like crater was obvious in the street where a Ryder rental truck had detonated 4,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate—a much bigger and more powerful bomb than the one used in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.  Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Ralf-Finn Hestoft/CORBIS viaGettyWhen Timothy McVeigh was apprehended, the motive for the carnage became clear. The date of the slaughter was April 19, 1995, exactly two years after the federal standoff at David Koresh’s compound in Waco, Texas. This was McVeigh’s revenge—blowing up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 people, including 19 children.The scale of the Oklahoma City attack, the very audacity of it, the very cruelty of it, committed by an American against other Americans, seemed like evil incarnate. Here was an “all-American white boy,” as people said, brutally killing fellow innocent Americans and children right in America’s heartland because of his hatred for federal agencies. If this level of anger existed out there in the country, how and where else might it express itself? Federal law enforcement and the media became obsessed and slightly hysterical over the idea of anti-government militias, even though McVeigh had no formal ties to any of them. Ultimately, however, McVeigh’s actions had an effect opposite to the one he intended. Instead of adding fuel to the anti-government movement, militia members resented the fact that the Feds would now be breathing down their necks. And they certainly were disgusted by the killing of so many innocent children. Some militia members began cooperating with the Feds, alerting them to possible violent extremists in their midsts. The FBI created a Domestic Terrorism Planning Section which found itself handling mostly threats against abortion clinics and crimes committed by radical animal rights groups, like the Animal Liberation Front (ALF). Without reasonable cause, there was little the FBI could do to surveil American citizens traipsing through the woods with legally owned firearms playing weekend warrior. They couldn’t be arrested simply for their views. But after Oklahoma City, the FBI drafted a wish list of expanded authorities to monitor potential terrorists domestically. A coalition of left and right civil libertarians on the Hill thwarted attempts to pass these measures. (Some of the expanded authorities gained new life after 9/11 when they became part of The Patriot Act.)Trump Is First to Use PATRIOT Act to Detain a Man Forever* * *THE SAUDI MIRROR* * *One again the terror spotlight was about to shift. On June 26, 1996, just weeks after the FBI had successfully concluded an 81-day standoff with the anti-government Freeman group in Montana, a truck bomb exploded in a housing complex in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, killing 19 Air Force personnel who were there to enforce the no-fly zone imposed on the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Hezbollah in the Hijaz (or “Saudi Hezbollah”) took credit for the attack. Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyThe Saudis knew more than they let on to the FBI about this group, but getting information from the Saudis involved a very delicate diplomatic dance—something FBI agents abhor. The deference paid to the Saudis after Khobar would never be accorded to another country within whose borders American servicemen had been killed. Less than a year before the Khobar bombing, another bomb had exploded in Riyadh, killing five U.S. Defense Department contractors. But before the FBI could interrogate the suspects, the Saudis extracted confessions from them and had them beheaded. Now 19 American airmen had been killed in Saudi Arabia, and the United States was once again saying “pretty please” to Saudi royals to get them to share information. It’s hard to determine whether it was Freeh’s strained relationship with the Clinton administration, or the Clinton administration’s hope for a rapprochement with Iran that led to other roadblocks in the Khobar investigation. Iran was clearly behind Saudi Hezbollah, but it was the Saudis, and the Saudis alone, who held the key to the investigation. With the information they possessed on the attack the year before, Khobar might have been prevented.  To shake information loose from the Saudis, and with less than enthusiastic support from the Clinton Administration, Freeh turned again to his friend, former President George H.W. Bush, who had liberated Kuwait from Saddam’s occupation and guaranteed the security of Saudi Arabia four years earlier. Freeh also weighed in with his own pal, the flamboyant Saudi ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin Sultan.  As Lawrence Wright reported in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Looming Tower, John O’Neill, the chief of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Section, had angered Freeh (who valued his relationship with Bush, Prince Bandar, and his ability to gain access to Saudi Arabia without help from the Clinton White House) by telling him on a flight home from the Kingdom, “Boss, they’re blowing smoke up your ass.” The FBI did finally get access of sorts to the Khobar detainees held by the Saudis—but only by watching behind a two-way mirror as members of the Mabahith, the Saudi secret police, asked the questions. * * *PRECEDENTS* * *To understand how the Bureau developed its response to terrorist attacks you’d have to go back to the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 270 people. Pan Am 103 was the first major terrorist attack against American civilians. A Hezbollah bombing of the US Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon three years earlier had killed 220 Marines and 21 civilians. But Pan Am 103 was a watershed: 190 passengers had been American citizens on their way home for the Christmas holidays; 43 were British, and at least 19 other nationalities were represented among the lost. Among those killed were 35 students from Syracuse University returning to the U.S. after a semester studying in London. The U.N. Commissioner for Namibia, the CEO for Volkswagen America, the CIA’s Beirut Deputy Station Chief and a group of other U.S. Intelligence specialists were on that flight, raising suspicion that it might have been specially targeted. Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Bryn Colton/GettyLegislation was passed giving the FBI extraterritorial jurisdiction over investigations wherever Americans were killed, and the Pan Am 103 investigation would be handled by the Justice Department’s Criminal Division—headed by one Robert S. Mueller—a recent Bush 41 appointee. Mueller had been overseeing the prosecution of Manuel Noriega and mob boss John Gotti, but Pan Am 103 had the greatest emotional impact on him. As recently as 2018, Mueller met once again with family members of that ill-fated flight, including the now-adult children of victims, telling them, “There are those who say that time heals all wounds. But you know that not to be true. At its best, time may dull the deepest wounds; it cannot make them disappear.”  Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Ron Sachs/Consolidated News Pictures/GettyOn Nov. 19, 1991, Acting Attorney General William Barr (yes, the same William Barr who is attorney general today), announced the indictments of two Libyan intelligence operatives for placing the bomb that destroyed Pan Am 103. A trial would not begin until 2000. In 2003, Libya would pay $2.7 billion in compensation to the families of the victims. The man found guilty, Abdelbasit Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, would ultimately die at home in Tripoli in 2017.But in 1988, never having dealt with a terrorist attack on the scale of Pan Am 103, the Bureau received very poor marks for its outreach to the grieving families. So when the Khobar Towers bombings occurred, Freeh would go out of his way to promise justice to the victims’ families—a justice that would, however, have to be finessed to suit Saudi sensibilities.In his 2005 memoir, My FBI, Freeh credits the ultimately successful indictments of the Khobar Tower suspects to his hand-picked choice as prosecutor, James B. Comey. (Yes, that James Comey.) “I will always be grateful for his leadership and pursuit of justice,” Freeh wrote of Comey, who was responsible for a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia returning a 46-count indictment against 14 defendants charged with the bombing of the Khobar Towers.But the Bureau barely had time to catch its breath. Just three weeks after the Khobar Towers attack, the genuine, overwhelming desire by the FBI to convince grieving families they would receive justice would be tested in unimaginable ways. On July 17, 1996, TWA 800 exploded over the Atlantic shortly after taking off from JFK airport, killing 240 people.END OF PART ONETOMORROW: CONSPIRACIES AND DISASTERSRead more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



          

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A Decade of Care: Hanes Launches 10th National Sock Drive to Help the Homeless; Tops 3 Million Donated Pairs

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., November 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Small gifts often have the most meaning.

For the millions of people living homeless, a clean pair of socks is often described as “the gift of humanity.” Hanes, America’s No. 1 basic apparel, underwear and sock brand, is partnering with organizations fighting homelessness nationwide to deliver comfort to those who need it most through the Hanes National Sock Drive. The brand is marking 10 years of helping provide care and compassion during this year’s drive by:

  • Donating more than 250,000 pairs of socks directly to organizations fighting homelessness in all 50 states, along with Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Since the program’s inception in 2009, Hanes has provided more than 3 million pairs of socks – one of the most requested items by relief agencies – to help the homeless.

  • Giving an additional pair of socks for every order of any apparel placed in December on Hanes.com. Socks will be provided to local homeless shelters.

  • Partnering with Rainier Fruit Company for its second “Pears for Pairs” campaign, which is currently running in United Supermarkets, Harris Teeter, Wegmans, and Lunds & Byerlys stores. From late September through January, Rainier is donating a portion of the proceeds from bulk and bagged pear sales to the Hanes National Sock Drive. In 2018, the Pears for Pairs campaign resulted in 20,000 pairs of socks being donated to five nonprofits.

  • Offering consumers the opportunity to participate directly in the program by visiting www.hanes.com/donate to gift socks ($1), women’s underwear ($1), men’s underwear ($1.50) and bras ($6) that will be distributed in needed styles and sizes.

  • Continuing its 10-year collaboration with Invisible People and its founder, Mark Horvath, to help raise awareness about homelessness. Invisible People uses innovative storytelling, educational resources and advocacy to help change how the public views homelessness and those living homeless in the United States and abroad.

“Most of us take basic apparel for granted, but we know a new, clean pair of socks can mean a lot to those experiencing homelessness,” said Sidney Falken, chief branding officer, HanesBrands. “We are committed to bringing a little comfort to those who need it most – and it is incredibly gratifying to have others, including many individuals across the country, join us in this effort.”

More than 100 agencies, including The Salvation Army Bell Shelter (Bell, California), Homeward Bound (Asheville, North Carolina) and Compassion Outreach Ministries (Columbus, Ohio), have received sock donations from Hanes.

“Small things really do make a big difference to our clients,” said Steve Lytle, director of The Salvation Army Bell Shelter. “The smile on a client’s face when she received a clean pair of socks for the first time in months was priceless. There was joy in her eyes and it was clear that the socks were the most precious gift she could have received in that moment. Another client said his gift of clean socks was a sign that there are people who care and that his life did matter.”

Homeward Bound distributes more than 2,000 pairs of socks a month to those living homeless.

“Homelessness is a community problem and it will take everyone’s support to help end the epidemic,” said Ashley Campbell, the agency’s outreach specialist. “Right now, some of your neighbors are living outside, in tents and under bridges, vulnerable to inclement weather and violence, stripped of dignity and our collective respect.

“There are so many ways to help,” Campbell continued. “Educate yourself about homelessness in your community, volunteer at your local agency fighting this issue or simply make a donation that would help a nonprofit save its limited resources.”

Jeffrey Tabor, director of TWO Men’s Ministry House for Compassion Outreach Ministries of Ohio, added that there is no donation too small to be used for good to fulfill a basic human need.

“Imagine the importance of just one pair of socks when you are focused on keeping your feet dry and warm during the cold winter months,” Tabor said. “That’s why we are so thankful for our partnership with Hanes, which has fulfilled an immediate, basic human need for so many people.”

Lytle underscores, however, that sometimes it all boils down to human contact. “Acknowledge people who are experiencing homelessness with a smile or hello,” he said. “By engaging with a person who is experiencing homelessness we are saying ‘I see you and you matter.’”

The Hanes National Sock Drive is part of Hanes for Good, the corporate responsibility program of Hanes’ parent company, HanesBrands (NYSE:HBI).

Organizations distributing Hanes socks include:

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City

Organization

Alabama

Mobile

Family Promise of Coastal Alabama

Alaska

Anchorage

Brother Francis Shelter

Arizona

Phoenix

Phoenix Rescue Mission

Arkansas

Fayetteville

7Hills Center

California

Bell

The Salvation Army Bell Shelter

Hollywood

Covenant House California

Los Angeles

East Los Angeles Women's Center - Hope & H.E.A.R.T Emergency Shelter

Ktown for All

Los Angeles Mission

Street Symphony

San Diego

Father Joe's Village

Santa Clara

Bill Wilson Center

Watsonville

The Salvation Army

Whittier

Whittier Area Interfaith Council

Colorado

Denver

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Connecticut

Ansonia

Master's Table Community Meals

Waterbury

St. Vincent DePaul

Delaware

Dover

The Salvation Army

District of Columbia

Washington, D.C.

Covenant House Washington

Miriam's Kitchen

Florida

DeLand

God's Bathhouse

Fort Lauderdale

Covenant House Florida

Jacksonville Beach

Mission House

Lakeland

Talbot House Ministries

Pensacola

Alfred-Washburn Center

Waterfront Rescue Mission

Tampa

The Salvation Army

Georgia

Atlanta

Covenant House Georgia

Crossroads Community Ministries

Nicholas House

Zaban Paradies Center

Savannah

Divine Rest Inc.

Hawaii

Hilo

Hope Services Hawaii Inc.

Idaho

Boise

Interfaith Sanctuary Shelter

Illinois

Chicago

Covenant House Illinois

Lawndale Christian Health Center

The Night Ministry

The Salvation Army

Indiana

Indianapolis

Horizon House

Wheeler Mission

Iowa

Council Bluffs

MICHA House

Iowa City

Shelter House

Kansas

Topeka

Topeka Rescue Mission

Kentucky

Louisville

The Salvation Army

Louisiana

New Orleans

UNITY of Greater New Orleans

Maine

Bangor

Bangor Area Homeless Shelter

Maryland

Baltimore

Agape House Inc.

Baltimore Station

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Boston

Pine Street Inn

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Detroit

Covenant House Michigan

Mount Clemens

Turning Point

Minnesota

Minneapolis

St. Stephen's Street Outreach

Mississippi

Vicksburg

Warren County Children's Shelter

Missouri

St. Louis

Students-in-Transition (St. Louis School Board)

Montana

Billings

Montana Rescue Mission

Nebraska

Omaha

Siena/Francis House

Nevada

Las Vegas

Caridad Charity

New Hampshire

Concord

Concord Coalition to End Homelessness

Plymouth

Bridge House Inc.

New Jersey

Freehold

Destiny's Bridge

Lawrenceville

HomeFront

Newark

Covenant House New Jersey

New Mexico

Albuquerque

Joy Junction

New York

New York

Covenant House New York

Midnight Run

Syracuse

Rescue Mission Alliance

North Carolina

Asheville

Homeward Bound

Charlotte

Men's Shelter of Charlotte/Urban Ministry Center

Thomasville

Cooperative Community Ministry

Winston-Salem

Bethesda Center

Samaritan Ministries

The Salvation Army

Winston-Salem Rescue Mission

North Dakota

Bismarck

Ministry on the Margins

Minot

YWCA Minot

Ohio

Akron

Community Support Services

Cincinnati

Shelterhouse

Cleveland

The City Mission Men's Crisis Center

Columbus

Compassion Outreach Ministries

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

City Rescue Mission

Oregon

Lebanon

Family Assistance and Resource Center

Portland

Central City Concern

Pennsylvania

Natrona

The Building Block of Natrona

Philadelphia

Bethesda Project

Covenant House Pennsylvania

Project HOME

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Mercy's Operation Safety Net

Pottsville

Schuylkill Women in Crisis

Wilkes-Barre

The Salvation Army

Puerto Rico

San Juan

The Salvation Army

Rhode Island

Providence

Crossroads Rhode Island

South Carolina

Columbia

Transitions Homeless Center

Sioux Falls

Bishop Dudley Hospitality House

Tennessee

Kingsport

Hunger First

Memphis

Urban Bike Food Ministry

Nashville

Open Table

Texas

Austin

Mobile Loaves and Fishes

Copperas Cove

Operation Stand Down Central Texas

Dallas

The Stewpot Dallas

Farmers Branch

Just Because Inc.

Houston

Covenant House Texas

Lord of the Streets

Utah

Salt Lake City

The Road Home

Vermont

Burlington

Committee On Temporary Shelter

Virginia

Charlottesville

The Haven

Richmond

The Salvation Army

Washington

Seattle

Seattle Homeless Outreach

The Salvation Army

West Virginia

Charleston

Union Mission

Parkersburg

The Salvation Army

Wisconsin

Milwaukee

The Guest House of Milwaukee

Waukesha

Hope Center

Wyoming

Casper

Wyoming Rescue Mission

 

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One of my classmates in business school was a Saudi woman. She was from a very well to do family but not, as far as I know, part of the royal family. After graduation, she stayed in the States. There was no way she could have had much of a business career if she’d gone home.

Saudi Arabia: no country for women, young or old.

It’s also no country for dissidents. male or female, young or old. Those who oppose “reformer” Mohammed bin Salman routinely end up imprisoned and tortured. In the case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, it was torture, death, dismemberment…

Social media has afforded Saudi dissidents some element of “freedom” but, of course, the Saudi government invests in spying technology – and in spies - to try to sleuth out who’s saying what under cover of Facebook or Twitter anonymity.

And they’ve apparently gotten Twitter employees to help them figure out who’s tweeting anything that they perceive as against their regime.

“Saudi agents mined Twitter’s internal systems for personal information about known Saudi critics and thousands of other Twitter users,” U.S. Attorney David Anderson in San Francisco said Wednesday in a statement announcing the criminal complaint. (Source: Bloomberg)

The Twitter employees – both former employees – used “their employee credentials to gain access without authorization to certain nonpublic information about the individuals behind certain Twitter accounts.”

One of those ex-employees is Ahmad Abouammo, 41, of Seattle.

Now for all I know Ahmad Abouammo is the John Smith of Arabic names. And Seattle may be crawling with Ahmad Abouammos who are social media gurus who used to work for Twitter. But there is someone (still) on Linkedin who fits the bill, and his tagline is:

I build digital brands

Indeed.

Currently, Ahmad is the cofounder of a startup that focuses on redefining social media. Previousl [sic: the “y” is missing] Ahmad led branding and content strategy for multiple orgs in Amazon, developing and implementing strategic digital media and marketing at scale. Prior to Amazon, Ahmad was Head of Middle East and North Africa at Twitter, where he successfully helped launch Twitter in the region and drove users growth and content, making the Middle East the fastest growing market on Twitter.

So, he “successfully helped launch Twitter in the region and drove users growth and content…” Hmmmm.

In addition to being charged with “acting as [an] illegal agent of a foreign government,” the feds claim that Abouammo messed around with records that their investigation was after. Not a good look.

According to Abouammo’s Linkedin profile:

His time in the region enabled him to build a strong, comprehensive foundation of the region and how brands can transcend boundaries by understanding, contextualizing and adapting. Ahmad endeavors to forge stronger relationships between brands and consumers and transform and build brands for digital age. He is heavily influenced by creative art, innovative design, and social connections.

Well, the Saudi brand – other than in the White House – is pretty awful. But maybe that’s just me and my unwillingness to “transcend boundaries by understanding, contextualizing and adapting.”

But I’m struggling to see how, in giving Saudi agents information that puts dissidents at risk, he is helping “forge stronger relationships between brands and consumers.”

I do get how Abouammo is heavily influenced by social connections, especially  bad actors who got him to play footsie.

It’s one thing for those of us in free societies to wing something off in 280 characters worth of Twitter without having to worry about being rubbed out by our government. (For now, anyway.) But if you’re in a terrible place like Saudi Arabia, it’s very risky. And that risk is heightened when a malign government gets social media insiders to help them do their dirty work.

Omar Abdulaziz, a Saudi dissident exile living in Canada, is suing Twitter, claiming that Twitter never bothered to tell him that his account had been hacked. (The person Abdulaziz believes is responsible is not Abouammo but, rather, one of the other men charged.)

Abdulzaia, in his filing:

…claimed the hack led Saudi agents to discover plans for a social media protest that he was planning last year with Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Months later, Khashoggi was slain in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul.

Aboudammo appears to be from Lebanon, not Saudi Arabia. Maybe he got duped (or blackmailed) into giving up confidential information that’s put others at grave risk.

On his personal Twitter account (dormant for a year now), he bills himself as a “social media preacher” and “digital believer.”

Something tells me that his career as a digital believer, building digital brands, is about to come to a crashing halt.

Career suicide is always painful to see…


          

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Other: Travel Nurse RN - Home Health - $1,538 per week - Olathe, Kansas

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NurseFly Travel Nursing with TotalMed Staffing is seeking a home health travel nurse for a travel nursing job in Olathe, Kansas:- Specialty: Home Health- Discipline: RN- Start Date: 12/9/2019- Duration: 13 weeks- 40 hours per week- Shift: 8 hours, days.Additional information: TotalMed Job ID #235772. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation). Posted job title: Registered Nurse - Home Health Travel Nurse Assignment in Olathe, Kansas.At TotalMed, our aim is to be the last company you ever work with.  We prove it, too, with the highest compensation, first-day medical benefits, a best-in-industry 401(K) retirement plan, and fiduciary services offered through Creative Planning. You will have low fee, low cost funds such as Vanguard and a variety of other investment selections that will help you reach financial security and ultimately, financial freedom! We don?t just deliver a dream for your assignment, we want you to live your dream without the need to work!With TotalMed, you?ll always have your next assignment planned, too. You shouldn?t have to work so hard at finding your next assignment and our team is here to make it easy for you. The state of Kansas was named after Kansa, an Indian tribe that lived in the region about 12,000 years ago. The Kansa people were called Kansas and that became the name of the state. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous United States is located about 2.6 miles northwest of the center of Lebanon, Kansas. Because of its importance in the aircraft industry, Wichita is known as ?the Air Capital of the World.?A Home Health Care Nurse works with patients in their homes. These nurses mainly work with the elderly, but sometimes work with younger children who have developmental or mobility issues. A Home Health Care Nurse is great for people that would rather work outside of a hospital. Home health care involves assisting patients with basic needs such as bathing and dressing, as well as more specialized care, such as wound care, medication management and IV therapy.."1st Day Medical Benefits, 401K, and the BEST referral program in the business!". In the fast-paced, highly competitive industry that is healthcare, you need a partner who works for and with you. At TotalMed, we’re a team who really cares. Our goal is to give gold standard customer care by enhancing the recruiter - traveler partnership with a high level of integrity and fun while supporting the experience you want to have throughout your travel career. Our recruiters can help you evaluate the best healthcare jobs offered nationwide by uncovering your ideal career path and providing as much information as possible to assist in making the best decision for you in a no pressure atmosphere. We care like no other so that you can care like no other. What the TotalMed experience can offer you: Top paying contracts 24x7 concierge one-on-one service to meet your needs Long or short term contracts available nationwide Top 10 agency per recent traveler surveys -   Highway Hypodermics http://highwayhypodermics.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2016_TopTenTravelCompanies.pdf -   Travel Nursing Central http://www.travelnursingcentral.com/Toptentravelnursingcompanies.php Come experience the “Care like no other” difference! . This job is also widely searched as a registered nurse, rn, nurse, travel nurse, nurse rn, rn nurse, travel nurse rn, nursing, travel rn, home health nurse. ()
          

Payment Representative | Conifer Health Solutions

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Lebanon, New Hampshire, As a part of the Tenet andCatholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health brings 30 years ofhealthcare industry expertise to clients in more than 135 local regionsnationwide. We help our clients s
          

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Problems and promise of managed recharge in karstified aquifers, the example of Lebanon

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"Managed aquifer recharge can store surface water as safe and reliable groundwater for later recovery. However, most options are problematic in karstic aquifers due to complex hydrodynamics reducing their effectiveness and hence general applicability. River bank filtration and urban stormwater infiltration systems are among the main managed recharge approaches to cope with this complexity. Experiences in Lebanon demonstrate the viability of these and other options in karstic domains."

(Citaat: Khadra, W.M., Stuyfzand, P.J. - Problems and promise of managed recharge in karstified aquifers, the example of Lebanon - Water International (2019) - (+Supplemantary Material)) - DOI 10.1080/02508060.2019.1682910)

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Lebanon energy ministry delays petrol tender by one week

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Vascular Technologist II sign on incentives: up to $7500 | Dartmouth-Hitchcock

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Lebanon, New Hampshire, Vascular Technologist II sign on incentives: up to $7500 This is a full-time position at a Level One Trauma Center and IAC accredited Vascular Lab.  The Vascular team is a collaborative effort cons
          

Ophthalmic Technician 2 ~ Vanderbilt Eye Institute (Lebanon) | Vanderbilt Health

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Ophthalmic Technician ~ Vanderbilt Eye Institute (Lebanon) | Vanderbilt Health

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Financial Counselor | Conifer Health Solutions

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November 8: 2 Kings 21; Hebrews 3; Psalm 139; Hosea 14

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With family: 2 Kings 21; Hebrews 3

2 Kings 21 (Listen)

Manasseh Reigns in Judah

21 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hephzibah. And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to the despicable practices of the nations whom the LORD drove out before the people of Israel. For he rebuilt the high places that Hezekiah his father had destroyed, and he erected altars for Baal and made an Asherah, as Ahab king of Israel had done, and worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD had said, “In Jerusalem will I put my name.” And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD. And he burned his son as an offering1 and used fortune-telling and omens and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger. And the carved image of Asherah that he had made he set in the house of which the LORD said to David and to Solomon his son, “In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my name forever. And I will not cause the feet of Israel to wander anymore out of the land that I gave to their fathers, if only they will be careful to do according to all that I have commanded them, and according to all the Law that my servant Moses commanded them.” But they did not listen, and Manasseh led them astray to do more evil than the nations had done whom the LORD destroyed before the people of Israel.

Manasseh's Idolatry Denounced

10 And the LORD said by his servants the prophets, 11 “Because Manasseh king of Judah has committed these abominations and has done things more evil than all that the Amorites did, who were before him, and has made Judah also to sin with his idols, 12 therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Behold, I am bringing upon Jerusalem and Judah such disaster2 that the ears of everyone who hears of it will tingle. 13 And I will stretch over Jerusalem the measuring line of Samaria, and the plumb line of the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down. 14 And I will forsake the remnant of my heritage and give them into the hand of their enemies, and they shall become a prey and a spoil to all their enemies, 15 because they have done what is evil in my sight and have provoked me to anger, since the day their fathers came out of Egypt, even to this day.”

16 Moreover, Manasseh shed very much innocent blood, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another, besides the sin that he made Judah to sin so that they did what was evil in the sight of the LORD.

17 Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh and all that he did, and the sin that he committed, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 18 And Manasseh slept with his fathers and was buried in the garden of his house, in the garden of Uzza, and Amon his son reigned in his place.

Amon Reigns in Judah

19 Amon was twenty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Meshullemeth the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah. 20 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, as Manasseh his father had done. 21 He walked in all the way in which his father walked and served the idols that his father served and worshiped them. 22 He abandoned the LORD, the God of his fathers, and did not walk in the way of the LORD. 23 And the servants of Amon conspired against him and put the king to death in his house. 24 But the people of the land struck down all those who had conspired against King Amon, and the people of the land made Josiah his son king in his place. 25 Now the rest of the acts of Amon that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 26 And he was buried in his tomb in the garden of Uzza, and Josiah his son reigned in his place.

Footnotes

[1] 21:6 Hebrew made his son pass through the fire
[2] 21:12 Or evil

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Hebrews 3 (Listen)

Jesus Greater Than Moses

Therefore, holy brothers,1 you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God's2 house. For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) Now Moses was faithful in all God's house as a servant, to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, but Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house, if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.3

A Rest for the People of God

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says,

  “Today, if you hear his voice,
  do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
    on the day of testing in the wilderness,
  where your fathers put me to the test
    and saw my works for forty years.
10   Therefore I was provoked with that generation,
  and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart;
    they have not known my ways.’
11   As I swore in my wrath,
    ‘They shall not enter my rest.’”

12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. 15 As it is said,

  “Today, if you hear his voice,
  do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

16 For who were those who heard and yet rebelled? Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses? 17 And with whom was he provoked for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient? 19 So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.

Footnotes

[1] 3:1 Or brothers and sisters; also verse 12
[2] 3:2 Greek his; also verses 5, 6
[3] 3:6 Some manuscripts insert firm to the end

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In private: Psalm 139; Hosea 14

Psalm 139 (Listen)

Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

139   O LORD, you have searched me and known me!
  You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
    you discern my thoughts from afar.
  You search out my path and my lying down
    and are acquainted with all my ways.
  Even before a word is on my tongue,
    behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.
  You hem me in, behind and before,
    and lay your hand upon me.
  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
    it is high; I cannot attain it.
  Where shall I go from your Spirit?
    Or where shall I flee from your presence?
  If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
    If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
  If I take the wings of the morning
    and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10   even there your hand shall lead me,
    and your right hand shall hold me.
11   If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
    and the light about me be night,”
12   even the darkness is not dark to you;
    the night is bright as the day,
    for darkness is as light with you.
13   For you formed my inward parts;
    you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
14   I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.1
  Wonderful are your works;
    my soul knows it very well.
15   My frame was not hidden from you,
  when I was being made in secret,
    intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16   Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
  in your book were written, every one of them,
    the days that were formed for me,
    when as yet there was none of them.
17   How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18   If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
    I awake, and I am still with you.
19   Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God!
    O men of blood, depart from me!
20   They speak against you with malicious intent;
    your enemies take your name in vain.2
21   Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD?
    And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?
22   I hate them with complete hatred;
    I count them my enemies.
23   Search me, O God, and know my heart!
    Try me and know my thoughts!3
24   And see if there be any grievous way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting!4

Footnotes

[1] 139:14 Or for I am fearfully set apart
[2] 139:20 Hebrew lacks your name
[3] 139:23 Or cares
[4] 139:24 Or in the ancient way (compare Jeremiah 6:16)

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Hosea 14 (Listen)

A Plea to Return to the Lord

14   Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God,
    for you have stumbled because of your iniquity.
  Take with you words
    and return to the LORD;
  say to him,
    “Take away all iniquity;
  accept what is good,
    and we will pay with bulls
    the vows1 of our lips.
  Assyria shall not save us;
    we will not ride on horses;
  and we will say no more, ‘Our God,’
    to the work of our hands.
  In you the orphan finds mercy.”
  I will heal their apostasy;
    I will love them freely,
    for my anger has turned from them.
  I will be like the dew to Israel;
    he shall blossom like the lily;
    he shall take root like the trees of Lebanon;
  his shoots shall spread out;
    his beauty shall be like the olive,
    and his fragrance like Lebanon.
  They shall return and dwell beneath my2 shadow;
    they shall flourish like the grain;
  they shall blossom like the vine;
    their fame shall be like the wine of Lebanon.
  O Ephraim, what have I to do with idols?
    It is I who answer and look after you.3
  I am like an evergreen cypress;
    from me comes your fruit.
  Whoever is wise, let him understand these things;
    whoever is discerning, let him know them;
  for the ways of the LORD are right,
    and the upright walk in them,
    but transgressors stumble in them.

Footnotes

[1] 14:2 Septuagint, Syriac pay the fruit
[2] 14:7 Hebrew his
[3] 14:8 Hebrew him

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November 6: 2 Kings 19; Hebrews 1; Psalms 135–136; Hosea 12

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With family: 2 Kings 19; Hebrews 1

2 Kings 19 (Listen)

Isaiah Reassures Hezekiah

19 As soon as King Hezekiah heard it, he tore his clothes and covered himself with sackcloth and went into the house of the LORD. And he sent Eliakim, who was over the household, and Shebna the secretary, and the senior priests, covered with sackcloth, to the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz. They said to him, “Thus says Hezekiah, This day is a day of distress, of rebuke, and of disgrace; children have come to the point of birth, and there is no strength to bring them forth. It may be that the LORD your God heard all the words of the Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to mock the living God, and will rebuke the words that the LORD your God has heard; therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.” When the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah, Isaiah said to them, “Say to your master, ‘Thus says the LORD: Do not be afraid because of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have reviled me. Behold, I will put a spirit in him, so that he shall hear a rumor and return to his own land, and I will make him fall by the sword in his own land.’”

Sennacherib Defies the Lord

The Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria fighting against Libnah, for he heard that the king had left Lachish. Now the king heard concerning Tirhakah king of Cush, “Behold, he has set out to fight against you.” So he sent messengers again to Hezekiah, saying, 10 “Thus shall you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah: ‘Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you by promising that Jerusalem will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria. 11 Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, devoting them to destruction. And shall you be delivered? 12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them, the nations that my fathers destroyed, Gozan, Haran, Rezeph, and the people of Eden who were in Telassar? 13 Where is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, the king of the city of Sepharvaim, the king of Hena, or the king of Ivvah?’”

Hezekiah's Prayer

14 Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the LORD and spread it before the LORD. 15 And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD and said: “O LORD, the God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth. 16 Incline your ear, O LORD, and hear; open your eyes, O LORD, and see; and hear the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to mock the living God. 17 Truly, O LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste the nations and their lands 18 and have cast their gods into the fire, for they were not gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone. Therefore they were destroyed. 19 So now, O LORD our God, save us, please, from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, O LORD, are God alone.”

Isaiah Prophesies Sennacherib's Fall

20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Your prayer to me about Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard. 21 This is the word that the LORD has spoken concerning him:

  “She despises you, she scorns you—
    the virgin daughter of Zion;
  she wags her head behind you—
    the daughter of Jerusalem.
22   “Whom have you mocked and reviled?
    Against whom have you raised your voice
  and lifted your eyes to the heights?
    Against the Holy One of Israel!
23   By your messengers you have mocked the Lord,
    and you have said, ‘With my many chariots
  I have gone up the heights of the mountains,
    to the far recesses of Lebanon;
  I felled its tallest cedars,
    its choicest cypresses;
  I entered its farthest lodging place,
    its most fruitful forest.
24   I dug wells
    and drank foreign waters,
  and I dried up with the sole of my foot
    all the streams of Egypt.’
25   “Have you not heard
    that I determined it long ago?
  I planned from days of old
    what now I bring to pass,
  that you should turn fortified cities
    into heaps of ruins,
26   while their inhabitants, shorn of strength,
    are dismayed and confounded,
  and have become like plants of the field
    and like tender grass,
  like grass on the housetops,
    blighted before it is grown.
27   “But I know your sitting down
    and your going out and coming in,
    and your raging against me.
28   Because you have raged against me
    and your complacency has come into my ears,
  I will put my hook in your nose
    and my bit in your mouth,
  and I will turn you back on the way
    by which you came.

29 “And this shall be the sign for you: this year eat what grows of itself, and in the second year what springs of the same. Then in the third year sow and reap and plant vineyards, and eat their fruit. 30 And the surviving remnant of the house of Judah shall again take root downward and bear fruit upward. 31 For out of Jerusalem shall go a remnant, and out of Mount Zion a band of survivors. The zeal of the LORD will do this.

32 “Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the king of Assyria: He shall not come into this city or shoot an arrow there, or come before it with a shield or cast up a siege mound against it. 33 By the way that he came, by the same he shall return, and he shall not come into this city, declares the LORD. 34 For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake and for the sake of my servant David.”

35 And that night the angel of the LORD went out and struck down 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians. And when people arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies. 36 Then Sennacherib king of Assyria departed and went home and lived at Nineveh. 37 And as he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, Adrammelech and Sharezer, his sons, struck him down with the sword and escaped into the land of Ararat. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his place.

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Hebrews 1 (Listen)

The Supremacy of God's Son

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

For to which of the angels did God ever say,

  “You are my Son,
    today I have begotten you”?

Or again,

  “I will be to him a father,
    and he shall be to me a son”?

And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says,

  “Let all God's angels worship him.”

Of the angels he says,

  “He makes his angels winds,
    and his ministers a flame of fire.”

But of the Son he says,

  “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
    the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
  You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
  therefore God, your God, has anointed you
    with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”

10 And,

  “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
    and the heavens are the work of your hands;
11   they will perish, but you remain;
    they will all wear out like a garment,
12   like a robe you will roll them up,
    like a garment they will be changed.1
  But you are the same,
    and your years will have no end.”

13 And to which of the angels has he ever said,

  “Sit at my right hand
    until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”?

14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?

Footnotes

[1] 1:12 Some manuscripts omit like a garment

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In private: Psalms 135–136; Hosea 12

Psalms 135–136 (Listen)

Your Name, O Lord, Endures Forever

135   Praise the LORD!
  Praise the name of the LORD,
    give praise, O servants of the LORD,
  who stand in the house of the LORD,
    in the courts of the house of our God!
  Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good;
    sing to his name, for it is pleasant!1
  For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself,
    Israel as his own possession.
  For I know that the LORD is great,
    and that our Lord is above all gods.
  Whatever the LORD pleases, he does,
    in heaven and on earth,
    in the seas and all deeps.
  He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth,
    who makes lightnings for the rain
    and brings forth the wind from his storehouses.
  He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt,
    both of man and of beast;
  who in your midst, O Egypt,
    sent signs and wonders
    against Pharaoh and all his servants;
10   who struck down many nations
    and killed mighty kings,
11   Sihon, king of the Amorites,
    and Og, king of Bashan,
    and all the kingdoms of Canaan,
12   and gave their land as a heritage,
    a heritage to his people Israel.
13   Your name, O LORD, endures forever,
    your renown,2 O LORD, throughout all ages.
14   For the LORD will vindicate his people
    and have compassion on his servants.
15   The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
    the work of human hands.
16   They have mouths, but do not speak;
    they have eyes, but do not see;
17   they have ears, but do not hear,
    nor is there any breath in their mouths.
18   Those who make them become like them,
    so do all who trust in them.
19   O house of Israel, bless the LORD!
    O house of Aaron, bless the LORD!
20   O house of Levi, bless the LORD!
    You who fear the LORD, bless the LORD!
21   Blessed be the LORD from Zion,
    he who dwells in Jerusalem!
  Praise the LORD!

His Steadfast Love Endures Forever

136   Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
    for his steadfast love endures forever.
  Give thanks to the God of gods,
    for his steadfast love endures forever.
  Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
  to him who alone does great wonders,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
  to him who by understanding made the heavens,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
  to him who spread out the earth above the waters,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
  to him who made the great lights,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
  the sun to rule over the day,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
  the moon and stars to rule over the night,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
10   to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
11   and brought Israel out from among them,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
12   with a strong hand and an outstretched arm,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
13   to him who divided the Red Sea in two,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
14   and made Israel pass through the midst of it,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
15   but overthrew3 Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
16   to him who led his people through the wilderness,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
17   to him who struck down great kings,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
18   and killed mighty kings,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
19   Sihon, king of the Amorites,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
20   and Og, king of Bashan,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
21   and gave their land as a heritage,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
22   a heritage to Israel his servant,
    for his steadfast love endures forever.
23   It is he who remembered us in our low estate,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
24   and rescued us from our foes,
    for his steadfast love endures forever;
25   he who gives food to all flesh,
    for his steadfast love endures forever.
26   Give thanks to the God of heaven,
    for his steadfast love endures forever.

Footnotes

[1] 135:3 Or for he is beautiful
[2] 135:13 Or remembrance
[3] 136:15 Hebrew shook off

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Hosea 12 (Listen)

12   Ephraim feeds on the wind
    and pursues the east wind all day long;
  they multiply falsehood and violence;
    they make a covenant with Assyria,
    and oil is carried to Egypt.

The Lord's Indictment of Israel and Judah

  The LORD has an indictment against Judah
    and will punish Jacob according to his ways;
    he will repay him according to his deeds.
  In the womb he took his brother by the heel,
    and in his manhood he strove with God.
  He strove with the angel and prevailed;
    he wept and sought his favor.
  He met God1 at Bethel,
    and there God spoke with us—
  the LORD, the God of hosts,
    the LORD is his memorial name:
  “So you, by the help of your God, return,
    hold fast to love and justice,
    and wait continually for your God.”
  A merchant, in whose hands are false balances,
    he loves to oppress.
  Ephraim has said, “Ah, but I am rich;
    I have found wealth for myself;
  in all my labors they cannot find in me iniquity or sin.”
  I am the LORD your God
    from the land of Egypt;
  I will again make you dwell in tents,
    as in the days of the appointed feast.
10   I spoke to the prophets;
    it was I who multiplied visions,
    and through the prophets gave parables.
11   If there is iniquity in Gilead,
    they shall surely come to nothing:
  in Gilgal they sacrifice bulls;
    their altars also are like stone heaps
    on the furrows of the field.
12   Jacob fled to the land of Aram;
    there Israel served for a wife,
    and for a wife he guarded sheep.
13   By a prophet the LORD brought Israel up from Egypt,
    and by a prophet he was guarded.
14   Ephraim has given bitter provocation;
    so his Lord will leave his bloodguilt on him
    and will repay him for his disgraceful deeds.

Footnotes

[1] 12:4 Hebrew him

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Defendre les manifestations en Iran, en Iraq et au Liban

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Defend Protests in Iran, Iraq and Lebanon

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Following similar action in Iraq and Lebanon, the protestors in Iran are targeting Islamic rule and the clerical dictatorship, including by attacking religious institutions and seminaries, banks, police stations and representations of the clerical leadership. In all three countries, protestors are demanding jobs, improved services, an end to corruption, sectarianism and the interventions of the Islamic regime of Iran in the region. In Iraq many shouted: “Neither Sunnism nor Shiaism, but Secularism”.

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In Mid-November, Ohio-based boutique Rose & Remington opened their first Columbus location inside Polaris Fashion Place. It’s the company’s first store inside of a shopping mall. Mother and daughter team Dee Alexander and Kristen Ponchot launched Rose & Remington in November 2013. The pair already owned a modern-day general store, Green Country Market in Lebanon, […]

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From anti to alter-globalization

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Participants at an exhibition of antiglobalization protest artwork and films curated by Vienna-based artist Oliver Ressler called A World Where Many Worlds Fit, 2008. Photo by Petra Gerschner.

By the end of the 1980s, various cracks began to appear in the global neoliberal edifice. Partially, they were triggered by early crises that erupted in Mexico, Brazil, Thailand, and Russia, among other countries. The impact of the so-called Washington consensus was making itself felt in the form of massive cuts to public services and jobs and financial shifts that allowed big finance to profit from public and private debt, in addition to privatization and deregulation that put trade unions and other social movements on the defensive. The various fragmented revolts in the 80s were a harbinger of what was to come.

Origins

At the beginning of 1994, the little known southern province of Mexico gained international attention. In Chiapas, the peasant-indigenous population took to the streets under the banner of the Zapatista Liberation Army (EZLN). It was a big surprise, even to the Mexican state, which was taken aback by the scale of the protest and the fact that it was widely supported, even outside Chiapas. The EZLN adopted a new language that distinguished it from earlier liberation movements, emphasizing a non-statist view, local autonomy and non-hierarchical structures. This discourse gained currency worldwide through emerging social media and annual conferences held in the jungles of Chiapas. At the same time, huge protest marches were organized all over Europe and North America against the World Bank, the IMF and WTO, which encountered an exceptionally large gathering of angry protestors at its meeting in Seattle in the fall of 1998. The “Battle of Seattle” was unique in the sense that it brought together a wide variety of social movements, from teamsters (trade unions) to “turtles” (environmental campaigns). In the Americas, north and south, this inaugurated a series of struggles that led to the massive People’s Summit in Québec City in 2001.

The ascending phase

This was not yet a movement, but rather a vast tapestry of initiatives in opposition to neoliberal globalization. These struggles revitalized a number of left-wing think-tanks, publications and organizations in the North. In South America, meanwhile, mass pro-democracy movements were offering real resistance to authoritarian regimes. Coalitions in Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina and later Bolivia and Ecuador came together with a strong grass-roots push and by the beginning of the new millennium, Pink Tide governments were established in many countries. It was during this turbulent phase that movements from the Global North, inspired by developments in the Global South, conceived the idea of creating a platform to recharge policy debates and explore the contours of new visions of social transformation. This laid the groundwork for the World Social Forum. Brazilian-led, the WSF had no clear and explicit strategy, but there was a consensus around the need to build a new framework of analysis. For several years after the founding event, hundreds of thousands of movements and people met in Brazil, and later in India, Mali, Tunisia, Kenya and many other countries, with the aim of developing an alter-globalization perspective.

The WSF process was original because it was an open space where participants themselves were to define the agenda through self-organized political and cultural activities. Much of the work involved drafting an alternative economic program based on the revitalization of the public sector, the decommodification of basic goods and services, new fiscal and financial mechanisms to push back inequalities, local non-market enterprises and the like. At the same time, there was much discussion of how to “democratize democracy,” how to struggle against gender, generational and ethnic discrimination, and how to change the rules of the game to wrest space and opportunities for meaningful citizen participation within the framework of liberal democracy. These immense brainstorming sessions were carried out by many social movements that also took advantage of the WSF to create new international and action-oriented networks, such as Via Campesina and the World March of Women. The WSF methodology was also adopted by hundreds of national and municipal forums in which citizens had a chance to act, play, speak out and express their hopes. It thus helped to bring movements together, create new dynamics and give rise to new projects. One such successful forum was organized in Ottawa in 2012. The Peoples’ Social Forum brought together a critical mass of movements from Canada, Québec and Indigenous communities for the first time in Canadian history.

In its ascending phase, alterglobalization was at once a rallying point for social movements, a political program for the most advanced progressive parties, a living laboratory involving millions of professors, students, intellectuals and artists. It also benefited from concrete support by Pink Tide governments, and particularly Brazil and Venezuela.

Uncertain times

In 2008, global capitalism suffered its most severe crisis since 1929. It shook the Global North first, and within a few years mass mobilizations erupted under the banner of Occupy Wall Street (in Canada and the United States), the Indignados (in Spain and other southern European countries) before crossing the Mediterranean in a historic movement that led to the implosion of long-standing dictatorships, mainly in Egypt and Tunisia. In many ways, these diverse movements all travelled the paths opened up in South America and through the WSF. Unlike in South America, however, they did not have a political counterpart and in the absence of either a European or Maghreb-Mackrek pink tide, the revolts did not succeed in reversing the trends. The countries of the Global North were thus able to steady themselves without too much effort, and the countries of the Global South fell into the grip of resuscitated dictatorship (with the exception of Tunisia). Even where social movements grew strong (in Spain and Greece, for example), the edifice of power was able to withstand the challenge by a combination of local/national reactionary offensives, on the one hand, and international intervention by undemocratic neoliberal institutions, on the other. This counteroffensive also led to the demise of many pink-tide countries – Brazil and Venezuela in particular – which were unable to resist the reactionary assaults in addition to being weakened by their own limitations and contradictions. The World Social Forum was deeply affected by this new and debilitating correlation of forces. The traditional South American leadership of the WSF was blindsided by growing divisions between movements and between movements and pink-tide governments. The WSF in Tunis (2015), Montreal (2016) and Salvador de Bahia (2018) were interesting events, but they lacked the energy and enthusiasm of the past, falling into a bit of a rut rather than innovating and exploring new avenues.

Looking ahead

Although the historic alterglobalization moment has now passed, its ideas and achievements continue to inspire and we can detect its legacy in new forms of resistance. In many countries, admittedly, popular movements are on the defensive and social-democratic reforms are being repealed, while new forms of authoritarianism or “austeritarism” are being imposed. Yet if we look at the situation through a wide-angle lens, we can see expanding cracks in the system, with uprisings multiplying, as in China (Hong Kong), Chile, Sudan, Lebanon, Iraq, Argentina, Algeria, and Columbia. In many more countries, we are seeing ripples that portend big transformative waves. Social movements in many places have become more astute, employing new decentralized strategies. Many have taken the battle for Pachamama to the next level, announcing loudly and clearly that the problem, as Naomi Klein stresses, is not the climate but capitalism. At the same time, an international conversation continues via new forms of networking, such as the Great Transition conference (Montreal, May 2020), the World Social Forum on Transformative Economics (Barcelona, June 2020), the Global Forum on Migration and Development (Quito, January 2020), among many other events and developments. It is still too early, however, to hail the rise of an Alterglobalization 2.0.

Who is reinventing the left?

In the meantime, many left-wing political parties are evolving, scrapping the legacy of past sectarianism, as we have seen, for instance, in the United States (Democratic Socialists of America), Quebec (Québec Solidaire), Chile (Frente Amplio), and England (Momentum). The dark clouds of militarism, racism and fascism are looming everywhere, as evidenced most recently in Bolivia. But in all these places, the power struggles are complex, not predetermined, allowing creative movements to regroup, transcend their past experiences and invent new forms of political and social mobilization. Much more than in past, women, youth and marginalized communities are taking the lead. It is most probably an “interregnum,” to use Gramsci’s phrase, between the black hole of mass destruction and the hope for emancipation.

Pierre Beaudet is a founder and editor of the Nouveaux Cahiers du socialisme.


          

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Video of an MEP's speech - Situation in the broader Middle East region, including the crisis in Iran, Iraq and Lebanon (debate) - Matthew Patten - Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - 21:20 - Strasbourg

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Financial Inclusion and Stability in the MED Region: Evidence from Poverty and Inequality

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Publié en septembre 2019. Rédigé par Simon Neaime, Thomas Lagoarde-Segot, Isabelle Gaysset
Les effets des réfugiés syriens sur les marchés de l’emploi des pays d’accueil
Despite a significant growth in profitability and efficiency, the Middle East (MED) well developed banking system seems to be unable to reach vast segments of the population, especially the underprivileged ones. To this end, the onus of policymakers in the region is to create effective opportunities for financial inclusion, and subsequently poverty and income inequality reduction.

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Whether they have succeeded in their endeavor is an empirical question we seek to address in this research project. Using Panel data, GMM and GLS econometric models, and a sample of six MED countries (Al GMM and GLS econometric models and a sample of six MED countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia) over the period 2002- 2018, this paper assesses empirically the impact of financial inclusion on income inequality, poverty, and financial stability in the MED region. While the empirical literature on the region is relatively scarce, this paper adds to that literature by bridging a significant existing gap, especially in the aftermath of the recent financial and debt crises and the recent political, social, and military turmoil that have been unfolding in several MED countries...

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Words to Live By: Ronald Reagan and…Syria

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Hope and Dejection Collide at Lebanon Correctional Institution

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"Global Protests Reveal Bitcoin’s Limitations"

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Coindesk:
Protests in Hong Kong, Lebanon and Iran have forced cypherpunks to test censorship-resistant technologies in the wild.

But protesters on the ground found they lack internet access during times of civil unrest.

Bitcoin has mainly proven useful for receiving value from abroad to hold and privately store.

Sources in Lebanon and Iran said there is scant liquidity, and since they are cut off from global exchange platforms, digital assets are rarely useful as currency.

          

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Trinity wins Division III Football State Championship

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Trinity wins Division III Football State Championship
In just the second year back since the return of their varsity program, the Trinity Pioneers emerged on Sunday with their first state football championship since 2011, defeating the Lebanon Marauders in the NHIAA Division III State Football Championship Game, 28-21. READ MORE

          

Generation Amazing partners with Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation

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Generation Amazing has announced it is partnering with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation for Arab and Islamic Relief, Development and Cooperation (JHCO) in order to bring the football for development programme to refugees and vulnerable communities in Jordan and across the world.

Generation Amazing, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC)’s flagship CSR programme joins forces with JHCO, who are known for their cross sectoral relief and humanitarian work across Jordan and internationally, bringing emergency assistance and providing aid for victims of man-made and natural disasters. The partnership aims to implement the Generation Amazing methodology into already existing sport for development infrastructure in Jordan as well as initiatean exchange of knowledge and operating space in Jordan, Qatar and worldwide.

An official partnership signing ceremony took place on the 21 November during the WISE 2019 Summit at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha. Theevent was attended by JHCO Chairman of the Board of Trustees HRH Prince Rashid bin El Hassan, SC Secretary General HE Hassan Al Thawadi and the JHCO Secretary General HE

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“We are proud and excited to partner with such a renowned international humanitarian organisation, and will be further enhancing our Generation Amazing reach and impact across the region and the world by working together with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation over the next four years,” said H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, SC Secretary General. He continued: “JHCO has an impressive reputation for providing high quality support to affected individuals and communities in Jordan, the MENA region and further afield. We see that this partnership will not only ensure that both GA and JHCO are able to serve refugee and other vulnerable populations over the coming years, but as well innovate respectively as organisations working in the humanitarian sector. We look forward to implementing this collaborative effort which will use football for development to improve the lives of young people.”

The Generation Amazing football for development programme works with participants to develop communication, leadership and teamwork skills while also promoting values like inclusion, integration, gender equality and building a higher sense of active citizenship among youth through the power of football.

Ayman Al Mufleh, JHCO Secretary General, added: “The partnership between the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy’s Generation Amazing programmeprovides a valuable opportunity for both organisations to not only provide support to refugees and vulnerable communities in Jordan and other countries, but to also aid in modernising their skills and experience to help integrate them into host communities through sport for development.”

Further elaborating on what the partnership is hoping to achieve, Al Mufleh said JHCO arelooking forward to extending the ways in which it can support refugee communities by further establishing alternative methods for interacting with young people:

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“This partnership provides an essential opportunity to boost the morale of refugees, giving them the stepping stones they need to improve their quality of life. Hands on work, such as that exhibited in this programme, will most definitely improve the relationship and instills trust between the charity and refugees, providing a solid ground for both parties to grow together and creating a mutually beneficial environment, creating the first steps for socio-economic growth.”

More than 500,000 beneficiaries have been reached to date through Generation Amazing, which is currently operating in eight countries: Qatar, Oman, Nepal, Pakistan, Jordan, Lebanon, Philippines and India. The programme plans to extend its outreach in the next few years by doubling that figure and impacting the lives of one million beneficiaries by 2022.

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Lebanon (2010)

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A handful of soldiers take a claustrophobic journey into the heart of war in this drama from Israeli writer and director Samuel Maoz. It's June 1982, and Israel is launching an invasion of Lebanon.
          

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Glaustai - Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, November II 2019 - 29-11-2019

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The November II plenary session highlights included the vote on the new European Commission, agreement on the 2020 budget, and Parliament's declaration of a climate emergency. Parliament adopted positions on preparation for COP25, and on the Istanbul Convention, and also debated statements by the Vice-President of the European Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR/VP) on Eastern Neighbourhood developments, on the situation in Israel and Palestine, and on the situation in the Middle East, including the crises in Iran, Iraq and Lebanon. Debates took place, inter alia, on Commission and Council statements on: the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution; on the EU response to the impact of extreme weather events; on discrimination and hate speech against LGBTI people; on the World Trade Organization Appellate Body; as well as on the protection of forest and environmental defenders in the EU. The 2019 Lux Prize, which tells the story of a young woman's feminist struggle in conservative North Macedonian society, was awarded to God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija, directed by Teona Strugar Mitevska.

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Iraq: Project Manager - Iraq

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Organization: Un Ponte per
Country: Iraq
Closing date: 22 Dec 2019

Vacancy Project Manager – Iraq

Position: Project Manager

Duration: 12 months

Starting date: January 2020

Average Gross Salary Range: 1.650-2.600 euros according to seniority

Period: 12 months

Deadline: 22/12/2019

General Context

Un Ponte Per (UPP) is a voluntary association founded in 1991, immediately after the bombing of Iraq, which promotes solidarity initiatives for Iraqis who suffered during the war. Originally called Un Ponte Per Baghdad (a bridge to Baghdad), the association later became simply Un Ponte Per, after expanding its work into Serbia and Kosovo, as well as other countries in the Middle East and Mediterranean. The aim of UPP is the prevention of new conflicts, particularly in the Middle East. This is achieved through advocacy campaigns, programs which educate and encourage cultural exchange, collaborative projects and peaceful civil interventions. UPP, which strongly rejects war as a solution to international conflicts, exerts relentless efforts to attain peace and solidarity among people via encouraging encounters between different cultures, languages, religions and traditions with the ultimate objective of developing a more equal and peaceful coexistence. UPP works in Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Serbia and Kosovo alongside civil society organisations. In Italy, it promotes peace and disarmament, defends the common goods, and welcomes refugees and migrants.

The current UPP fields of work/programme in Iraq are the following: Mental Health and Psycho-social support for Syrian refugees and Iraqi IDPs residing in camps and in the hosting communities - Protection and Valorisation of tangible and intangible cultural Heritage - Formal and non-formal educational programmes - Peace building and Social Cohesion among the communities affected by military struggle with Daesh (ISIS) - Advocacy initiative working to build concrete links of solidarity between international civil society organizations and the growing Iraqi civil society.

Project

The intervention aims at strengthening the provision of MHPSS services in Erbil Governorate refugee camps and urban areas.

Terms of references

Un Ponte Per is looking for one Project Manager that will be responsible for the following major tasks:

· Setting up, planning, and supervising the implementation of project activities in close co-operation with the key project staff;

· Monitoring the activities and the results achieved against the project indicators;

· Ensuring that all project reporting (internal and external) is completed in a timely and accurate manner;

· Planning the project expenditure and ensuring the compliance of expenditure of budgets with donor requirements;

· Ensuring the overall management, control and oversight of financial and administrative procedures, in compliance with UPP organizational systems and instructions;

· Liaising with local partners, the other INGO and with all relevant stakeholders;

· Participating to all the relevant humanitarian coordination working groups and meetings;

· Identifing new project opportunities in coordination with the Line Management.

Competencies and assets required

· Relevant university degree (Political or social science, international development, community development)

· 3 years professional experience in project management in international NGOs

· Good command of programme and project management life cycle including strategic planning, development, management, monitoring and evaluation

· Good working knowledge of UN procedures

· Proven ability to cooperate and negotiate with local and institutional partners as well as government representatives

· Experience in administrative, financial and logistics management

· Excellent communication skills ability to adapt to a diverse multicultural environment

· Excellent command of English (oral and written)

· Excellent computer literacy skills

Competencies and assets desired

· Experience in the management of integrated multisector projects

· Background in Protection

· Experience in MHPSS related interventions

· Previous work experience in Iraq/Middle East

· Knowledge of Arabic and Italian.


How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed CV, a brief cover letter to address the requirements above and contact information for two professional references to: vacancy@unponteper.it . Please reference; “Project Manager - Iraq” in the subject line of your email application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


          

11/30/2019: TRAVEL: Into the heart of Lebanon

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Arriving in Beirut, it is immediately clear why the city was such a magnet for the jet- setting elite for much of the 20th century, until civil war erupted in 1975. Its location on a sweeping bay of the Mediterranean is spectacular, with forested hills...
          

Protests Might Be the Harbinger of a Greater Crisis for Iran

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Across the Middle East, protests are shaking the pillars of power. In Lebanon, Iraq, and Iran, people have taken to the streets to express frustration with corruption, mismanagement, and austerity. While the protest movements in each country are rooted in domestic concerns particular to that country, Iran, as one of the main outside backers of […]

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My father’s friend recently came back from a trip to Lebanon and Iran. He said that it was beautiful and that he fell in love with the country (quite literally). He visited some 6–7 (?) cities in Iran in total and this was his second time in Iran actually - he first visited the country 20 years ago, so coming again after 2 decades was a bit weird for him because the country really changed.
          

Eligibility and Enrollment Patient Advocate | Conifer Health Solutions

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Pompeo says Iran the common villain in Mideast protests

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that Iran was the uniting factor behind protests around the Middle East, saying demonstrators in Iraq, Lebanon and Iran itself opposed the clerical regime.
          

27 marine infantry brigade soldiers dispatched to Lebanon

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As many as 27 soldiers of the Marine Infantry Brigade 2 in East Java will soon depart for Lebanon to join the Mechanical Battalion Task Force of the Indonesian Military`s Garuda Contingent (TNI Konga XXIII-N/UNIFIL) and Force ... ......
          

Comment on Al Ahed FC Wins the AFC Cup For Lebanon! by M K

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You should see the banners on the airport highway today that used this victory to advertise for the president and the ruling party. "العهد القوي، الرئيس القوي” with a picture of the team and the trophy. It was so demeaning for the football club’s victory. They should have spent the money on the team members or on building a website instead.
          

THE GOLDEN RULES OF A PROACTIVE PET-SITTER

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At Sidelick, we take pride in raising the bar in pet care. Therefore, we have [...]

The post THE GOLDEN RULES OF A PROACTIVE PET-SITTER appeared first on Book trusted dog walkers & pet sitters | Lebanon.


          

Child Protection Officer (CAAC), NOB, Lebanon Beirut, Fixed Term Appointment #110632

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UNICEF: Child Protection Officer (CAAC), NOB, Lebanon Beirut, Fixed Term Appointment #110632 in Lebanon. Closing date: 2019-11-28
          

Consultancy: Senior Child Rights Advisor ? Baalbeck-Hermel, Zahle, Lebanon (6 months)

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UNICEF: Consultancy: Senior Child Rights Advisor ? Baalbeck-Hermel, Zahle, Lebanon (6 months) in Lebanon. Closing date: 2019-12-02
          

Vascular Technologist II sign on incentives: up to $7500 | Dartmouth-Hitchcock

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Lebanon, New Hampshire, Vascular Technologist II sign on incentives: up to $7500 This is a full-time position at a Level One Trauma Center and IAC accredited Vascular Lab.  The Vascular team is a collaborative effort cons
          

Thoracic/ Cardiothoracic Radiologist | Dartmouth-Hitchcock

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Lebanon, New Hampshire, Thoracic/Cardiothoracic Radiologist The Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, New Hampshire is seeking one BC/BE Thoracic/Cardiothoracic Radiologist to join our esta
          

Neuroradiologist | Dartmouth-Hitchcock

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Lebanon, New Hampshire, Neuroradiologist The Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock is seeking one BC/BE fellowship-trained, Neuroradiologist to join our established service of seven Neuroradiologists.
          

Emergency Imaging (overnight) | Dartmouth-Hitchcock

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Lebanon, New Hampshire, Emergency Imaging (overnight) The Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, New Hampshire is seeking a BC/BE fellowship-trained, multi-modality radiologist for the Emerg
          

Radiology - Body Imaging | Dartmouth-Hitchcock

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Lebanon, New Hampshire, Radiology - Body Imaging The Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, New Hampshire is seeking one BC/BE fellowship-trained, Body Imager to join our established service
          

It’s Now Normal to Think Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself | Guest: Chad Prather | 11/26/19

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The Democrats may have “cold feet” on impeachment, but we can all agree that Jeffrey Epstein’s death is at least SUSPICIOUS. A new poll shows Americans believe Epstein didn’t kill himself by a margin of 3 to 1! BlazeTV’s Chad Prather joins to discuss his newest special EXPOSING Jeffrey Epstein. At least Bernie is honest about his wealth tax – he’ll tax everyone making over $29,000 a year! Unrest is everywhere around the world, from Colombia to Iraq, Lebanon, and Sudan. And Rep. Maxine Waters believes Trump-supporting neurosurgeon Ben Carson “lacks intelligence.” Mark Cuban is buying web domains like “democracy.com” so no one can use them politically. And CBS is turning Stacey Abrams’ romance novels into a TV series.


          

UN commemorates International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

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Senior officials joined ambassadors and other representatives from the international community in New York on Wednesday to commemorate the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, officially observed each year on 29 November.

Established in 1977, it marks the day in 1947 when the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution partitioning Palestine into an Arab State and a Jewish State. Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains one of the most intractable challenges facing the international community, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterress

As there is no viable alternative to the two-State solution, he called on both sides, and their supporters, to work towards restoring faith in the process.“Only constructive negotiations between the parties, in good faith, with support from the international community and adhering to long-standing United Nations resolutions and long-agreed parameters, will bring about a just and durable solution, with Jerusalem as the capital of both states”, the UN chief said.

“What is needed, first and foremost, are leadership and political will. The efforts of civil society and those on all sides who seek to bridge the gap between Israelis and Palestinians also need to be supported.” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his people have endured more than 70 years of tragedies and crises, yet remain steadfast.“Despite decades of disappointment and setbacks, we remain committed to a multilateral order that respects and ensures respect for international law,” he said in a message read by Palestinian Permanent Observer to the UN, Riyad Mansour.

“The State of Palestine will continue engaging in efforts aimed to advance the rule of international law, including through the building of our national institutions, spreading the culture of peace and empowering our people, especially women and youth.”

The roughly eight million Palestinians live primarily in territory occupied by Israel, but also across the Middle East in countries such as Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.UN General Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande called for action to ensure critical humanitarian support.

“This must be tackled by strengthening the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), to ensure that it can meet the humanitarian needs of over 5.4 million Palestinian refugees. It is important that we collectively safeguard the Agency against the political and financial challenges it faces,” he said.Niang Cheikh, Chair of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Rights of the Palestinian People maintains hope that the two-State solution will be realized.“Despite all the contrary winds, this day will come and we will then celebrate the realization of a just peace in the interest of the Palestinians and indeed all the peoples of the region,” he stated.

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The Lebanese Revolution Must Abolish the Kafala System (Part 2)

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According to Lebanon’s own intelligence agency, migrant domestic workers are dying at a rate of two per week.… Continue reading The Lebanese Revolution Must Abolish the Kafala System (Part 2)
          

The Chairman’s Report for December 2, 2019

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Christmas programs have started in Lebanon … Jordan and Iraq are next / How we did in 2019 - Camp Gilead in Jordan received updated equipment / Diapers for Refugees expanded to include many elderly and special needs adults / Nigerian orphanage farm a success / West Bank programs expand!

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Patient Access Rep for Full Time Day shifts (6am-6pm ) in the ED at Dartmouth Lebanon | Conifer Health Solutions

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Trump administration quietly releases Lebanon military aid

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months…
          

Controls Engineer - Lebanon

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Permanent position: Leading Industrial Automation Company located in Laclede County Missouri is looking for a Senior Controls Engineer. This position ...
          

Lühitutvustus - Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, November II 2019 - 29-11-2019

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The November II plenary session highlights included the vote on the new European Commission, agreement on the 2020 budget, and Parliament's declaration of a climate emergency. Parliament adopted positions on preparation for COP25, and on the Istanbul Convention, and also debated statements by the Vice-President of the European Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR/VP) on Eastern Neighbourhood developments, on the situation in Israel and Palestine, and on the situation in the Middle East, including the crises in Iran, Iraq and Lebanon. Debates took place, inter alia, on Commission and Council statements on: the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution; on the EU response to the impact of extreme weather events; on discrimination and hate speech against LGBTI people; on the World Trade Organization Appellate Body; as well as on the protection of forest and environmental defenders in the EU. The 2019 Lux Prize, which tells the story of a young woman's feminist struggle in conservative North Macedonian society, was awarded to God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija, directed by Teona Strugar Mitevska.

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