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Unscrewed Theater: Ready to LAUGH this weekend?



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Q: What sound does a space turkey make?
A: Hubble, Hubble, Hubble!





Hold those groans.

We've got some REAL comedy for you this weekend - on & off the Unscrewed stage!

(Unfamiliar with improv? Check out our YouTube channel to see what we're about.)

This weekend you can catch our talented team from Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed onstage Friday & Saturday night at 7:30 PM for our regular family-friendly shows. You'll also find us at the El Tour Fiesta! Four FREE shows at Armory Park - all part of this weekend's El Tour event.

If you like stories and the art of storytelling, you've got to stop by on Sunday, Nov 24. Local organization Tellers of Tales brings Tellabration! to Tucson.
Storytelling enthusiasts share their talents in a local event that brings together celebrated storytellers to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences - on our stage



On Stage this Weekend

We now return to your tactically scheduled programming.



Friday, Nov 22

7:30 PM

Family Friendly Comedy

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed

It's Friday night and you DESERVE a laugh. Our players know how to turn giggles into guffaws with a host of improv games that are fun for the whole family.

Tonight's players are: Rob, Ro, Mara, Benda, Cy and Cam - & your host, Cy Barlow!

$5 for kids, $8 for adults



9:00 PM


Free Form Friday!

Saw the early show, but looking for more to laugh at? Stick around - it's our Free Form Friday Fight Night!

Four improv teams enter - but only one winner will remain.

Got an improv team and want to try your hand on our stage? Let us know at



Saturday, Nov 23

7:30 PM

Family Friendly Comedy

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed

Tired of spending Saturday nights doing the same old thing?

It's a new show every night with improv! Our family friendly shows are a great way to get the whole crew out of the house - and laughing!

Tonight's players are: Rick, Cam, Rosanne, Mara, Jon, Dawn - & your host, Cy Barlow!

$5 for kids, $8 for adults

9:00 PM


Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed


You saw their mild side - get ready for their wild side!

The late night show is what happens when we kick out the censors and let our improvisers take off their filters.

Rick, Cam, Rosanne, Mara, Jon, Dawn - & your host, Cy Barlow!

$8 for adults

Get a laughing pass! See any two shows tonight for just $10



🎇Special Events🎇

Get ready for some out-of-the-box fun




Saturday, Nov 24
2:00 PM
Tellabration! hosted by Tellers of Tales

"It's Time for Tellabration!™ - an evening when storytellers across the world will entertain audiences with exciting tales.

Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. It creates a network of storytelling enthusiasts bonded together in spirit at the same time and on the same weekend.

Here in Tucson, Tellers of Tales will host Tellabration!™ for our local community, bringing together celebrated storytellers, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their stories.

$5 for tickets

Unscrewed Theater

4500 E. Speedway Blvd. #39

Tucson, AZ 85712


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Capitol II expecting big crowds for holiday

After eating heaving plates of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie, some families have made it a tradition to visit their local movie theater and see the latest film sitting alongside their relatives and loved ones.

Before Dawn Bleeker owned the Capitol II Theatre in Newton, her family did the same thing. Nowadays, they’re preparing for wave after wave of moviegoers visiting the downtown cinema during the holiday season.

This time of year tends to be busy for movie theater owners across the country, and the Capitol II is no different.

“It’s our busiest season, so we get ready for the movies and the groups wanting to have parties,” Bleeker said, also noting the movie choices released during Thanksgiving and Christmas often lend themselves to better group showings.

This Thanksgiving weekend, the Capitol II Theatre is showing the highly anticipated Disney sequel, “Frozen II,” and the critically acclaimed, ensemble casted mystery, “Knives Out.” To accompany the rush of business, the Capitol II Theatre added extra showtimes for audiences.

Bleeker said, “On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays we add additional showtimes to give everybody the opportunity to come around during family gatherings. I like to have everything fresh and ready to go and make sure our inventory is all full.”

It’s likely going to be all hands on deck to accommodate the holiday rush at the downtown Newton movie theater. Making sure the theater has enough popcorn, candy and beverages for guests is a must. Is it stressful? Of course! But Bleeker and her staff handle it in stride.

“We basically need to have our act together,” Bleeker said with a laugh. “But it’s just making sure we have enough of everything and making sure we got staffing right … Making sure everything looks nice and ready for guests to come in. This is when we get a lot of out-of-town guests and people who don’t normally go to movies throughout the year.

“We want to make sure we are ready and prepared so they have a great experience.”

Roughly one year ago, the Capitol II Theatre reopened its doors to the public after renovations from the Hotel Maytag project. The movie theater has since been equipped with reclining leather seats and an impressive concessions area, among other features.

“Frozen II” will be showing at 3:50 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 9:55 p.m. Friday.

“Knives Out” will be showing at 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

A sensory friendly showing of “Frozen II” (with the sound turned down and the lights turned up) will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Capitol II Theatres. Guests are free to sing, clap, dance or move around during this particular showing.

Contact Christopher Braunschweig at 641-792-3121 ext. 6560 or


Pheasant hunting on Thanksgiving as traditional as pumpkin pie

For many Iowans, a Thanksgiving Day pheasant hunt is as much a part of the holiday tradition as football, battling over the last turkey leg and an afternoon nap, and this year’s outing may be one of the best.

“North of Interstate 80, things are shaping up for the Thanksgiving holiday to have good pheasant hunting — our bird numbers are stable and the crop harvest was late — hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate,” Todd Bogenschutz, upland wildlife research biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said. “Now is the time to get into the field.”

Iowa’s pheasant hunting outlook is similar to 2018 when hunters harvested an estimated 320,000 roosters — the highest in a decade. Bogenschutz said for those who’ve drifted away from pheasant hunting, this year would be a good time to restart the tradition.

“Everyone has time off and we’re all together so it’s a great opportunity to get outside, enjoy the fresh air,” he said. “Having spent many Thanksgivings hunting with my family, it’s just being together that makes the outing special. Bagging birds is usually a bonus.”

Iowa’s pheasant season closes Jan. 10, 2020.


Shopping local supports community

While everyone else is stumbling over each other trying to nab that half-price toaster during Black Friday, or is stuck at home counting down the hours to secure those Cyber Monday deals, there will be cheery groups of shoppers combing through their local stores’ shelves for one-of-a-kind products on Saturday — and all the while helping their community.

Indeed, Small Business Saturday is not only a chance for patrons to get unique gifts for relatives, friends and loved ones for the holidays, it’s a time to support local retailers. Erin Yeager, executive director of Newton Main Street, an organization that champions the downtown shopping areas, said there is a bigger purpose to shopping local for holiday gifts.

“When you don’t shop at your brick and mortar stores that are here, we start losing our downtowns to the bigger Walmarts and Targets and Amazons,” Yeager said. “It’s just really important to shop local and shop small. Those are the people that keep your communities going.”

Newton Main Street’s Small Business Saturday event begins when participating stores open their doors Nov. 30 in the downtown district. By then, most folks will already have had their turkey and gravy, and perhaps a bruise or two from a bit of Black Friday shopping, but Main Street has offered an incentive to make return trips to local, small town shops.

For every $25 shoppers spend on items at participating stores, they will be given a $5 coupon, or what Yeager calls “Main Street Bucks.” Likewise, for every $10 shoppers spend, they will be given a $1 coupon. These can be redeemed from Dec. 9-24 — just in time for a round of last-minute shopping.

Main Street Bucks ensure repeat customers, but the local shops still take the opportunity to go all-out with deals. Last year, Vicki Wade, owner of Olive ‘et Boutique, offered a gift-with-purchase featuring limited supply products. Events like Small Business Saturdays and fun deals help generate traffic in stores.

In the past, business owners like Julia Prendergast, of Fine Things Reclaimed, reported high volumes of customers during Small Business Saturday — also referred to as Shop Small Saturday by some — and remarked that it’s a way for Newton to showcase its unique storefronts.

“I think people have found, especially in Newton lately, that they have some cute stores that are reasonably priced and are cute to shop at,” Prendergast said in November 2018.

Another key factor to shopping local is the guaranteed personal service from business owners and employees who are in-store day in and day out. Yeager said there’s a warm feeling shoppers get when they’re greeted with a “Hello” or “How are you?” by a familiar face.

In Newton, Yeager said there’s even a collaboration among business owners that will likely carry over during Small Business Saturday.

“I think when you do shop, (local business owners) don’t just want people at their stores. They tell you, ‘Oh! This store is having this special’ or ‘Don’t forget to check in at this store.’ So it’s really about driving them to everybody and to support everybody. And you get that warm and fuzzy feeling when you shop small, too.”

Contact Christopher Braunschweig at 641-792-3121 ext. 6560


Holiday Happenings: A list of fun for the holiday season

The holidays are here and Jasper County residents are in for a treat as a number of activities are planned to help usher in the season. Grab the coats and mittens, load up the station wagon and get ready to make holiday memories and enjoy long-time traditions with family and friends in Jasper County and Central Iowa.

That’s a beaut’ Clark! — Christmas and Holiday Light Displays

Jasper County Courthouse Lighting

The Jasper County Courthouse Lighting & Lighted Christmas Parade will usher in the holiday season Friday, Nov. 29. During the evening, people can enjoy Christmas carols, a visit from Santa and Christmas tree displays by local 4-H group. Also everyone can enjoy free horse and carriage rides sponsored by Edward Jones — Mark Allen, Brendan Lamont, Nate Milone, John O’Bannon, Travis Padget and Vicki Wade. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with the light display turned on at 6 p.m. the Newton Chamber of Commerce’s annual parade beginning immediately after. The 2019 theme is Celebration of Christmas Characters.”

Maytag Holiday Lights Display presented by Clemon-Maki Insurance

Drive through the newest holiday tradition in Jasper County as the holiday lights display returns bigger and brighter in 2019 at the historic Maytag Park, 301 S. 11th Ave. E. The display is sponsored by Clemon-Maki Insurance and is a collaboration of City of Newton Parks Department and Friends of Newton Parks. Enjoy more than a dozen moving light displays and thousands of twinkle lights as they brighten up the Maytag Bowl, Maytag Pool and other areas of the park. A special grand opening ceremony will take place on Dec. 7, with gates opening at 6 p.m. for vehicles to see the lights and meet Santa. Volunteers will be collecting donation of new, unwrapped toys for St. Nick’s Christmas Club. The display, which is free thanks to generous businesses and individuals, will be open each day from dusk until park closing from until Jan. 1, 2020.

Jasper County Light Fight

Summon the inner Clark Griswold that lives deep inside and be part of the newly revamped Jasper County Light Fight. Entrants will be divided into Business/Church/Organizations and Residential categories and compete for prizes, a trophy and bragging rights. Registrations are due Dec. 4 and voting and the interactive light map are live on Dec. 6. First and second place winners will be named in the residential category, while first place honors will go to the winning Business/Organization/Church. For full details visit

A Season of Giving — Philanthropic Opportunities

St. Nick’s Christmas Club & Salvation Army Christmas Assistance

Spread Christmas Cheer: Work on your best “Ho, Ho, Ho” and adopt a child in need this holiday season. Both the Salvation Army and St. Nick’s Christmas Club rely on donations of gifts and money to ensure families receive gifts and food during the holidays. To adopt a child from the St. Nick’s Adoption Book visit the Newton Daily News office, 200 First Ave. E. from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To assist the Salvation Army look for the Angel Trees at area banks and businesses, choose an ornament and buy those items.

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign

Give back this holiday season by helping those in need by taking a shift as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army in Newton. Funds raised during the Red Kettle Campaign help stock food bank shelves, provide warm winter clothing, Christmas assistance, housing and utilities assistance for thousands in Jasper County. To sign up as a bell ringer call the Salvation Army at 641-792-6131.

United Way Holiday Help Drive

United Way of Jasper County and US Cellular Authorized Agent — Premier Location are collecting hats, gloves, mittens and personal hygiene items (soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, laundry soap) to help out Jasper County citizens in need this holiday season. Items can be dropped off at the US Cellular store, 2617 First Ave. E. in Newton until Dec. 9.

Wrapping for A Cause

Love to shop and give gifts but not wanting to wrap the presents? Have no fear, Santa’s helpers will be hosting a Wrapping Party from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Gezellig Brewing Co. For a donation to Jasper County Animal Rescue League, holiday gifts will be wrapped and tagged and ready for Christmas.

Checking the List Twice — Shopping

Black Friday & Shop Small Saturday

Support local and choose to shop at locally owned business in Jasper County. Shop Black Friday Nov. 29 and Shop Small Saturday on Nov. 30 in downtown Newton. The events are aimed at increasing business at independently owned stores in local communities. Be sure to visit retail stores from book stores to antique shops throughout Jasper. Many stores including downtown Newton retailers will have specials happening. To learn more visit Newton Main Street and Destination Downtown Newton’s Facebook pages.

A Homemade Holiday

Gezellig Brewing Company and The Cellar Peanut Pub are teaming up to bring the first A Homemade Holiday to Newton. The event will feature handmade crafts and goods from Central Iowa vendors, hourly brewery tours and food trucks on site. A Homemade Holiday will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at DMACC Building 16 on Legacy Plaza in Newton. The event is free and open to the public.

Village Market

Enjoy a day of holiday shopping at the Village Market at Newton Village, 110 N. Fifth Ave. W., Nov. 30. Stop and shop at more than 20 vendors’ tables. Items for sale include baked goods, crafts, canned items, gift baskets, jewelry and more, alongside trusted brand names like Mary Kay, Norwex, Color Street Nail, Tupperware and Pampered Chef. The Village Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Holiday Market

Get a jump on holiday shopping at a new event in Newton — Baqara Coliseum’s Holiday Market. Mark the calendar for Dec. 8 for the Holiday Market, which features more than 50 vendor booths. The event, located at 1615 First Ave. W., will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Admission is free, and the first 25 shoppers will receive swag bags filled with coupons and samples.

Get Crafty — Hands on Holiday Fun

Z Marie’s Holiday Sugar Cookie Workshop

Christmas means many things and one of the most delicious are Christmas cookies. Z Marie’s Holiday Sugar Cookie Workshop is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Legacy Plaza in Newton. The annual Sugar Cookie Make & Take event offers a chance for families to make lasting holiday memories and yummy holiday treats. Registration is open through Nov. 30 by visiting

Baqara Floral Lounge’s Sip & Create Workshop

Register for Baqara Floral Lounge’s first workshop just in time for Christmas. Participants will create a holiday centerpiece for themselves or to give as a special gift for a loved one during the Sip & Create Workshop. The workshop will have all the tools, instruction and supplies needed along with refreshments, snacks, music and giveaways. The workshop is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. Registration and payment must be made by 6 p.m. Dec. 16. To register call 515-444-2384, ext. 3 or visit the Floral Lounge, 109 First Ave. W. in Newton.

Reindeer Games — Family Fun & Entertainment

DMACC’s Holiday Celebration

Join the staff and students at DMACC as they celebrate the holiday season with crafts, coloring, cookie decorating, hot cocoa and a visit from Santa. The fun will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at DMACC’s Newton Campus, 600 N. Second Ave. W. Adults and children will not want to miss their chance to decorate a giant, life-sized Gingerbread House.

Newton Community Theatre’s “A Nice Family Christmas”

Don’t miss a chance to see the Newton Community Theatre’s production of “A Nice Family Christmas.” The NCT, located at 1701 S. Eighth Ave. E., carries on the tradition of a holiday themed production during the month of December. Come enjoy an evening of local talent as they share the story of a young newspaper reporter seeking to write a last chance story to save his job. The assignment: write about his family’s Christmas. One by one the audience will meet the reporter’s family members and learn their secrets, problems and dysfunctions. But when the family learns he’s writing an article with some very personal family information, the fruitcake hits the fan. Shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14, and at 2 p.m. Dec. 8. For more information, visit

Jingle For A Cure

MercyOne Newton Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will be hosting the Jingle For A Cure — 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Saturday, Dec. 7. Registration is $30 after Nov. 22. Proceeds support cancer services at Mercy One Newton Medical Center. Register today at

Newton Dollars for Scholars Tour of Homes

The annual Newton Dollars for Scholars Tour of Homes will dazzle and amaze again for 2019. The annual event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Tickets are $10 each and provide admission to area Newton homes with 100 percent of the proceeds supporting 2020 Newton High School scholarships. Purchase tickets at Advantage Credit Union, 121 W. Third St. N., or visit

Newton YMCA Free Movie

The Newton YMCA is once again hosting a free family-friendly holiday movie at Newton’s historic and recently restored Capitol II Theatre. Children and children at heart can enjoy a free showing of “Polar Express” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Tickets will be available at Newton YMCA, 1701 S. Eighth Ave. E. and Capitol II, 116 First St. N.

Christmas Bingo

Grab the kids and get ready to play bingo at the annual Knights of Columbus Council 2663 Christmas Bingo. The popular event will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church McCann Center, 1115 S. Eighth Ave. E. and give participants the chance to win Christmas turkeys, hams and other great prizes during 20 rounds of bingo. All ages are welcome.

Here Comes Santa Claus — Area Santa Claus Visits

Friends of Newton Parks & Park Centre’s Breakfast With Santa

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making a special breakfast time visit to Newton Saturday, Dec. 7 for the annual Friends of Newton Parks and Park Centre — A Wesleylife Community — Breakfast with Santa. The event, which is open to the public, will be from 8 to 10 a.m. at Park Centre, 500 First St. N. in Newton. Children of all ages and their families can enjoy a delicious breakfast, crafts, holiday music and meeting the most famous couple from the North Pole. The breakfast is a freewill donation with proceeds supporting the Maytag Park Holiday Light Display.

Hv-Vee presents Santa and his reindeer

Meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and their reindeer at Newton Hy-Vee Sunday, Dec. 8. Children of all ages can meet with Santa Claus from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. inside Hy-Vee, 1501 First Ave. E. At noon, Mrs. Claus and the reindeer will be making a special visit but fly out at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to all.

Hot Cocoa With Santa

A true believer in the magic of the holidays can never see Santa too many times. Meet Santa Claus and enjoy a glass of hot cocoa Saturday, Dec., 14, at Accura HealthCare of Newton East. Santa will be greeting visitors, taking photos and handing out an early gift to children who stop to say hello. The free event is open to all and will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Accura HealthCare, 1743 S. Eighth Ave. E.

A Very Jasper County Christmas

Colfax Main Street — A Very Country Christmas

A Very County Christmas: Colfax Main Street will be hosting its annual Colfax County Christmas Saturday, Dec. 7. A variety of activities are planned from 4 to 8 p.m. including caroling, sleigh rides and a visit from Santa Claus. Enter the Ugly Sweater Contest at 7 p.m. at the Colfax Senior Citizen’s Center. First and second-place prizes for the ugliest sweater will awarded. Visit for more information.

Prairie City’s WinterFEST

Prairie City Farmer’s Market and Prairie City Celebration committee members are hosting Winter Market and WinterFest Dec. 14. The event will feature a winter-time farmer’s market and other great activities. To learn more visit the Winter Market and WinterFest Facebook page.

Mingo’s Craft & Bake Sale and Pancake Breakfast

Join in as a small town rallies around as a local family fights cancer. The Craft & Bake Sale will be from 7 a.m. until noon Saturday, Dec. 14 at Mingo Community Center, 107 W. Mingo St. Pancakes will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. Shop for the holidays, get delicious treats and support the Udelhoven Family during the holidays.

UGLY Sweater Party

Take a break from the holiday rush and attend the Ugly Sweater Party Saturday, Dec. 14, at Greencastle Tavern in Mingo. Wear the ugly Christmas sweater with pride from 6 p.m. until close. The evening will feature music by Jordan Beem beginning at 8 p.m. Enjoy raffles and contests and the spirits of Christmas.



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Thanksgiving 2019 and Abundance


Hello and Happy Thanksgiving. Welcome back to a special Thanksgiving Day episode of the podcast.  When I think of Thanksgiving, for many obvious reasons I think of abundance. Cornucopias. Having plenty. Overflow. Being full.  Refrigerators filled with ingredients, ovens stuffed with turkeys, turkeys stuffed with dressing, and tables filled with people. It’s easy to imagine and think about abundance and feel abundant this time of year, but did you know that we can feel abundant about cooking all year long. Today is this solo Thanksgiving episode, I talk about the abundance we can feel related to inviting people to our home, planning a menu, buying ingredients, cooking the meal, and sharing it with those we love. Thanksgiving isn’t a pursuit of perfection and control, it’s a time to let go and really enjoy the bounty of all that we have available to us to cook and create food in our kitchens. 

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Seasonal Recipes: It’s Time to Talk Thanksgiving!


November and Thanksgiving are upon us! And in this episode of the podcast, I’m doing something a little bit different. Today I use my first cookbook, Kentucky Fresh Cookbook, to talk about seasonal eating and cooking here in KY this time of year, and talk a bit about goetta, a breakfast specialty item popular in Northern Kentucky. I also dive into Thanksgiving and share 4 recipes from my book for Carl’s Pendennis Club Punch, Roasted Brined Turkey, Bread Dressing, and Peggy’s Corn Pudding. Full recipes are available on the show notes page linked below. 

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Christmas in a Shoebox

High school Student Council members worked fervently the week before the holiday break to fill more than 100 pre-wrapped shoeboxes with gifts for pre-K through senior students attending Little Flower Children’s Services of New York. The student-elves collected the gift donations from generous teachers and students. The additional money collected during the organization’s Safe Halloween was used to purchase extra items and to provide holiday food baskets, which included a ham or turkey, for Bellport families in need.

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ENL Thanksgiving Feast at Bellport High School

The ENL department at Bellport High School celebrated Thanksgiving with their students with a grand feast. Students enjoyed the cultural experience of a traditional Thanksgiving feast, including turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and even apple pie. All of the students who attended dined together at one, long, banquet-style table, where they talked and laughed as they enjoyed the feast and dining music. Students who attended the feast gained an entry ticket by submitting a written paragraph about what they are grateful for. The writings were heartfelt and truly represented the spirit of Thanksgiving. During the celebration, students and teachers took the opportunity to speak about the many things that they are thankful for in their lives. It was a fine Thanksgiving celebration for all. A special thank you was given to the culinary department who roasted the turkeys for the feast.

Turkey Day

Most Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Okay, they recognize it. They indulge it. It isn't only believers buying turkeys and gathering to give thanks. Even unbelievers -- actual atheists, even -- will recognize the day as a "day of thanks" and even admit to being thankful for something, even if it's just the meal. Or the football. Here's the thing. Amidst all the revelry and gluttony and even a momentary "I'm thankful for ...", how often do we/they think about to whom we're thankful.

You see, an atheist will say, "I'm thankful for ..." but won't say, "I'm thankful to God for ..." because, after all, the atheist believes in no such being. So we get that he or she is grateful in some sense for some gift, but gives no reference to the giver. And, unfortunately, many of us have that tendency even as believers. We vaguely are grateful, but are not actually clearly grateful to God. We're just "grateful" in the sense that we're "happy to have" whatever that is and not in the sense that it is a gift.

Gratitude, actually, doesn't come easily to us humans. Gratitude is being thankful for a benefit received. If we are due that benefit -- if it is justly ours to begin with -- then we have no room to be grateful. And we have an overbearing sense of entitlement as sinful human beings. You'd think gratitude would come easy, but look how hard we work on our kids from a very young age teaching them to be grateful. "Tell Gramma thank you." Because they wouldn't naturally do it. It is not innate. And our gratitude is worse when it comes to God.

In Romans Paul starts his exposition of the Gospel -- the good news -- with the bad news (Rom 1:18-3:20). He starts by declaring that God's wrath is revealed "against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men" (Rom 1:18). He specifies that God's attributes are revealed through creation (Rom 1:20), but that hasn't worked for sinful man.
For although they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. (Rom 1:21)
The first error is a failure to honor or give thanks to God. That's the beginning of the huge spiral into all manner of evil. Our first error is a lack of gratitude. So it might seem contradictory that we have a nationwide celebration of giving thanks. If we're honest, however, we're not giving thanks to God. We're barely even giving Him a nod. We're just ... "thankful" without reference to the One to whom we're supposed to be thankful.

Many refer to the day as "Turkey Day" because of the traditional turkey dinner. I think it is probably a more accurate depiction of the day to most of us. We're happy to have things; we're just not grateful to the Giver. Pass the turkey. So when Paul says, "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you" (1 Thess 5:18), we're somewhat baffled. "Really? In all circumstances? Is that even reasonable?" It's not if you aren't even willing to thank Him on a day set aside to do so for the good things you're enjoying. It is thoroughly reasonable if you know God. If you know God, there is a lot to be grateful for, pleasant or unpleasant, plenty or poor, happy or sad, positive or negative. If you're having trouble thanking God in the pleasant experiences of Thanksgiving Day, you'll have trouble thanking Him in every circumstance. And that's your loss. Because God is good all the time.

You May Be Surprised to Know the First Thanksgiving Was Actually in 1565 in Florida


As we celebrate Thanksgiving today, it's important to understand the truth about its origins. Many believe the first American Thanksgiving was the harvest festival the Pilgrims hosted in October 1621 at the Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts. But actually, the first Thanksgiving was 66 years earlier in St. Augustine, Florida.

When the Spanish landed in August of 1565, they named their city St. Augustine because it was on the feast day of St. Augustine. Accounts say that the Spanish came off their ships with trumpets blaring. Priests who had joined the voyage celebrated the first mass in the New World. They also took some of their provisions off the ship and held a feast—a feast of Thanksgiving.

A large cross now marks the spot where the Spanish thanked God for their safe passage to the New World. St. Augustine locals like to say it's the largest cross in North America.

Members of the Timucua tribe were nearby when the Spanish landed, so they joined the newcomers for their Thanksgiving feast. Their food, unfortunately, was probably not as delicious as the foods we eat for Thanksgiving today. Instead of freshly cooked Turkey and mashed potatoes, the Thanksgiving feast of 1565 likely consisted of hard biscuits, some wild game, garbanzo stew and red wine—leftover provisions from the long voyage from Spain.

Fast-forward 60 years and you have the well-known Thanksgiving of 1621 in Plymouth. The Pilgrims—who called themselves separatists and came to the New World seeking religious freedom—befriended the Native Americans who lived nearby. The Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to farm, and because the crop was so plentiful that year, the two groups joined for a feast of celebration and gratitude to God.

The Thanksgiving story in St. Augustine is interesting to me because I live in Florida. But the Thanksgiving in Plymouth is special to me because I've found out that I'm actually a descendant of William Brewster. I found this out through my cousin Sharon Holmgren, who is as interested in genealogy as I am. My mother, Amy Strang, is a descendant of Brewster's son Jonathan.

If you don't already know, Brewster was the elder who was in charge of the Plymouth colony. He came over to the New World with his family, and sadly, a couple of his children died. He went on to live to be 78 years old, which was a long time in his day. Brewster acted as ruling elder from 1609 to his death in 1644, and as ruling elder, he was also head of their government.

But why is this important? I believe it's good to have a fresh perspective on Thanksgiving as we celebrate today. It's good to research these historical events for ourselves since even textbooks aren't always correct.

Yet no matter what the history is, the most important thing is that we as Spirit-filled believers take the opportunity today to offer God a sincere attitude of gratitude. I hope as you gather with family and friends to have a nice meal and relax away from work that you remember what this holiday is all about.

Share this article with a friend today so they, too, can have a fresh perspective and appreciation for Thanksgiving. You can also listen to my podcast about this topic, where I go more in depth about the historical origins of this Christian holiday.

May God bless you and your family as you celebrate!


Why This Psalmist Commands You to Praise—Even When You Don't Want To


What does it really mean to be thankful? As we approach Thanksgiving, we consider the importance of living with gratitude for God's blessings.

Psalm 100 urges us to "enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise." The Israelites praised God as they first entered the temple gates in Jerusalem, continuing as they walked through the courtyard. Gratitude was extended throughout their journey.

This principle of thankful living impacts us still today. We don't need to wait until a holiday. We can reflect on God's goodness to us throughout our daily actions. Even when we are stuck in traffic or standing in a line at a store, we can turn from impatience to counting God's blessings—from our salvation, to our family members, to the little ways God shows up throughout our day, our hurried moments can become holy moments as we cultivate an attitude of gratitude.

For example, even in their hardships, the first Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving with this "attitude of gratitude." A look at the first Thanksgiving prayer provides a great reminder of the holiday. History tells us that Gov. William Bradford recorded the first Thanksgiving proclamation three years after the Pilgrims settled in Plymouth. One key phrase of his prayer declares that God "has granted us freedom to worship Him according to the dictates of our own conscience."

While many today view Thanksgiving as a holiday to eat turkey and watch football, its origin celebrated our nation's freedom to worship God. Let us all reconnect with this original Thanksgiving prayer. As we gather for the holiday with loved ones, remember to express appreciation for America's religious liberties. More than ever, we need to remember our religious freedoms—and express them! May God continue to bless America as we seek to worship Him.

Likewise, 1 Thessalonians 5:18 instructs us that it is God's will to thank God in all circumstances. No matter our situation, we know God works for our good. Why? Romans 8:28 reminds us "for those who love God all things work together for good." Joseph, for instance, was sold as a slave and a prisoner for 13 years before the Lord made him a leader in Egypt. Yet Joseph would later recognize these tragic circumstances served as part of God's plan to save the lives of many.

We may not understand the trials we face, but we can be thankful through the storms of life. God is with us and is for us despite our most difficult situations. Let's remember to thank Him in all circumstances today.

Additionally, let us also remember that Thanksgiving is more than a day of feasting. What are we really celebrating on this special day? In the classic "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" television special, Marcie reminds Charlie Brown, "Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. We should just be thankful for being together."

Can we relate? We often find ourselves focused on food, watching football or immersed in other plans, yet the real joy of the holiday is extended time together with loved ones, including our children and grandchildren. Scripture reminds us to make the most of every moment. Instead of overemphasizing food or other activities, remember the importance of time with those you love.

This life passes so quickly. Let's make sure we focus our lives on God and showing love to those around us. These special times will result in memories we will never regret. {eoa}

Sam Rohrer is president of the American Pastors Network, a national network of pastors with constitutional and biblical teachings that discuss today's pressing issues. He was a Pennsylvania lawmaker for 18 years and hosts the daily "Stand in the Gap Today" national radio program on more than 400 stations and is host of the "Stand in the Gap" national television program.


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The importance of getting the clean water has increased due to population growth. This requirement is not limited to drinking and irrigation water; it is also important in energy production and industry development. Antalya is one of the provinces with the highest water demand due to its migration, agriculture and industry growth. Kumluca is one of the important districts of Antalya with its growing population, important agricultural areas and hydroelectric power plants just north of it. Agricultural is performed in all season. In this study, in order to understand the effects of increasing population and agriculture, heavy metal anomalies were investigated in surface waters that passes throughout the plain. In May 2018, a systematic sampling was taken from 48 locations between Alakir Dam and Alakir Bridge. The data obtained in the results of chemical analysis was interpreted using HPI statistical analysis. HPI value anomalies were concentrated in two regions. These grouping were considered that because of the dam in the upper region; because of the agricultural activities in the lower region.

Formation and Comparison of Rare Earth Element (REE) Geochemistry of Malatya Fluorite Deposits

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Episode 16 | Thanksgiving


This week Kellie and Claire talk all about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. They share some fun memories of childhood Thanksgivings gone by and current insights on Thanksgiving as military service families. They talk turkey, travel, traditions and they share thoughts on Black Friday and other marketing initiatives. Think of this episode like your favorite sweet potato casserole: filling, savory, and sweet--topped off with a little something extra!



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  • Claire’s childhood Thanksgivings included seeing both her dad and mom’s extended families. So. Many. People. But so much fun. Kids were always banished to the basement or screen porch to eat, followed by cousin touch football and mischief. This was Claire’s tradition until only about eight years ago when they have been too far to travel home for Thanksgiving
  • Is there an unwritten code of Thanksgiving behavior--where to go and where to be? Which places do you eat food? It can be tricky navigating everyone else’s expectations for you!
  • Claire explains the difference between stuffing and dressing to Kellie and they debate whether the difference is regional or personal
  • Kellie talks about how getting married complicated the Thanksgiving travels. Everyone. Everywhere. All spread out. It’s not possible to be everywhere for everyone
  • Kellie shares about her first married Thanksgiving and her major turkey debacle. It looked nice and crispy on the outside but it was raw on the inside. (The thing that pops out of a turkey to let you know that is is “done” is actually called the Pop Out Timer.)
  • Claire started cooking the full Thanksgiving meal once they entered military service; she spent time on the phone with her grandmother and had her teach her how to make the dressing of her childhood; she also shares how in the past few years, Ryan has been spatchcocking their Thanksgiving turkey which allows it to cook fully in under 45 minutes, frees up the oven for other cooking, and mostly just tastes amazing
  • As the years have gone on, Kellie talks about how now it has gotten harder and harder to coordinate holidays and travel with extended family. Now they do more Friendsgivings than anything. Now Thanksgiving is one of those “it just depends” kind of holidays; it’s less of a tradition and more of a “whatever works” thing now
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Another instance of attempted murder disguised as "consensual sex."

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When Jacobson rappelled off the end of an 80-meter rope with no knot and dropped to a ledge below, it unbalanced the system and sent Gobright into a freefall, according to a Costa Rican climber who was three pitches above them.

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Another obit:  A key figure during the Nixon scandals, William Ruckelshaus, who was fired in the infamous "Saturday Night Massacre," has died at the age of 87.

He, along with AG Eliot Richardson, refused to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox.  As we know, good old Robert Bork was more than willing to carry out what Nixon wanted.

Ruckelshaus died yesterday:

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As the investigation into the alleged cover-up of the break-in intensified, Nixon ordered then-Attorney General Eliot Richardson and Ruckelshaus to fire the independent special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox. They both refused and instead resigned. That episode in October 1973 came to be known as the "Saturday Night Massacre" and it led to the eventual downfall of the Nixon presidency a year later.


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Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) on Sunday called for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) to be the first witness in the Judiciary Committee's hearing on impeachment.

Collins made the remarks to FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace.

According to Collins, Republicans are not being allowed to see the Intelligence Committee's report on impeachment -- which he referred to as the "Schiff report" -- until later this week.

"First and foremost is the first person that needs to testify is Adam Schiff," Collins insisted before arguing that Schiff has taken on the role of special counsel in the investigation of President Donald Trump's alleged bribery of Ukraine.

"So you want to bring him in before the committee, not just to present a report, but to take questions from Democrats and to be cross-examined, if you will, by the Republicans?" Wallace clarified.

"He needs to be," Collins insisted. "He's put himself into that position. If he chooses not to, I really question his veracity and what he's putting in his report. I question the motives of, you know, why he's doing it."

"I have a question, why are they hiding this stuff from us?" he continued. "Give us all the materials and don't let Jerry Nadler write a crazy letter that says, on the 6th, let us know who your witnesses are. We don't even have the information from the Intel Committee yet. This is why this is a problematic exercise."

Wallace noted that the White House has been asked to send attorneys to the hearing to defend the president.

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John Lennon returns his MBE in protest at British foreign affairs – archive, 26 November 1969


26 November 1969: The action was in protest against Britain’s involvement in Biafra, support of America in Vietnam, and against Cold Turkey slipping down the charts

John Lennon, the Beatle, has returned the MBE he was awarded – as were the other three Beatles – in the Birthday Honours of 1965.

Related: Draft of John Lennon's protest letter to Queen Elizabeth found in record sleeve

Related: From the archive: Beatles run out& of punchlines

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Turkey terror: When wildlife attacks



Here in New England, this is a season when drivers have to be on the alert for wildlife. October to November is peak season for deer-animal collisions. Your normal odds of a ruminant-related collision claim is about 1 in 169, but the likelihood rises in this season – particularly at dawn and dusk. The Insurance…

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NanoGang Series Day 26: All Work and No Turkeys?


Today on the NanoGang, Kitty takes over the show… Resources Mentioned: The Shining, by Stephen King Word Count: Dan 1598 DD: 0 Kitty: 390 Tori: 0 Cumulative: Dan:41840 DD: 15214 Kitty: 9489 Tori: 4704 Ben: 1148

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Off the vine: Thanksgiving turkey without wine is boring

Can you imagine Thanksgiving turkey without a good bottle of wine? What’s the world coming to? It’s like Tracy without Hepburn, Laurel without Hardy or Barack without Michelle.Wine paired with Thanksgiving dinner is a marriage made in heaven whereby one complements the other. For many people, though, selecting just the right wine can be overwhelming, so to help simplify the process, I’ve put together a short list of wines that I think will make your holiday meal a [...]

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Wednesday news roundup


It’s almost Turkey Day… travel safely. The Seattle Times covers Alex Pedersen’s swearing-in as a Council member last night. CBS News has a feature on homelessness in Seattle. The Stranger, MyNorthwest (here and here), and Seattle Bike Blog look at the city’s 2020 budget. KING, AP, MyNorthwest and GeekWire cover the city’s new TNC tax. … Continue reading Wednesday news roundup

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Make Ross' Leftover Thanksgiving Sandwich from Friends

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It was the week before Thanksgiving, and the substitute teacher had asked the boy's class: "What are you thankful for this year?" Some of the kids had said turkey and mashed potatoes. One girl mentioned her dog. Another student joked about not having to go to school over the holiday. The boy's response was a bit more serious. "I'm thankful that I'm finally going to be adopted by my two dads," he answered. Students later said that the substitute snapped, "Why on earth would you be happy about that?"

Turkey Construction and Infrastructure Market Size Historical Growth, Analysis, Opportunities and Forecast To 2026

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Turkey in the Straw, Bess 1925: A Friendship Album Story


"Turkey in the Straw: Bess, 1925 (A Friendship Album Story)" finds Bess Wilcox preparing for a simple Thanksgiving dinner when the guest list begins to grow exponentially. As a modern woman, she feels she should be able to handle preparing a feast for a large gathering of friends, family and neighbors all by herself. Her new housekeeper, Dorothy Johnson, has her doubts.

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Comment on turkey tails and avocado by onesmallstitch

"going batty" - sorry, I don't know your name - one of the joys of electronic communication? My mother started me doing traditional embroidery at a very early age, she might not be too impressed with my more non-traditional wanderings but I do love kantha. Can no longer knit due to arthritis so stitching (or spinning) is my evening pastime. With all the wonderful wilderness surrounding you and your love of nature I'm surprised you haven't tried natural dyeing. Lichen would be a good place to start, I only use windfalls and never pick growing plants but it is very easy - don't need a mordant (assisting chemical) and gives lovely warm colours.

Comment on turkey tails and avocado by Going Batty in Wales

I love the stitching! I might use that as inspiration. I have done some dyeing with natural materials but am in awe of your expertise. And your weaving.

Comment on turkey tails and avocado by onesmallstitch

Kate - the plants of Australia are so different from what we have here in the north, I am envious of your flowers and birds and their beautiful flamboyant colours. Mango and pumpkin don't dye and carrot tops do but like so many other things the colour isn't worth the effort.

Comment on turkey tails and avocado by katechiconi

Oh my word, I wish I could send you some avocado pits from here. They've been traditionally used in Australia instead of butter, and there are many, many trees with fruit just lying on the ground. I wonder if you can dye with mango; I know they stain your hands if you're preparing a lot of them, just like carrot and pumpkin...

Comment on turkey tails and avocado by onesmallstitch

Kjerstin - I love the subtle colour patterns on the turkey tails. I've always wondered if the dyed, now I know the smell isn't worth it - but I have heard you can use them to make paper, wonder what it smells like? I will be happy when all this backstrap weaving is finished.

Comment on turkey tails and avocado by Quimper Hitty

Turkey Tails are delightfully named, too bad they are so stinky. I am impressed you kept up with the backstrap challenge.





Η μελλοντική οριοθέτηση της ελληνικής ΑΟΖ τίθεται σε σοβαρό κίνδυνο αφού η αναγνωρισμένη (και από την Ελλάδα) κυβέρνηση της Λιβύης συμφώνησε να επεκτείνει την λιβυκή ΑΟΖ μέχρι να φτάσει... στην τουρκική!

Κυριάκος Μητσοτάκης: νυχθημερόν  ξενυχτάει  για  τα  συμφέροντα  του  Ελληνικού  Λαού.   Έριξε πλαστικό μπουκάλι στο σπίτι της ανταποδοτικής ανακύκλωσης - Ξεκινά πιλοτικά σε 5 δήμους.

Οι ΗΠΑ κρατούν… «σκληρή» στάση: «Ανησυχούμε για τις δοκιμές των Τούρκων με τους S-400 αλλά τους έχουμε εμπιστοσύνη»!

Πρωτοφανείς δηλώσεις Πομπέο







Φυσικά με αντάλλαγμα την επιβίωσή της στην σύγκρουση με τις δυνάμεις του στρατάρχη Χαλίφα Χάφταρ. Η Τουρκία προσφέρει αφειδώς την βοήθειά της προσφέροντας υποστήριξη με τουρκικά drones.
Ο στόχος της Άγκυρας είναι να μην μπορέσει η Ελλάδα να εκμεταλλευθεί τα κοιτάσματα νοτίως και δυτικά της Κρήτης τα οποία επαρκούν για την κατακόρυφη οικονομική και γεωπολιτική αναβάθμιση της χώρας σε τέτοιο βαθμό που με την παρέλευση κάποιων ετών η Ελλάδα θα αποτελεί πανίσχυρο αντίπαλο για την Τουρκία.

Σημαντική συνάντηση είχαν χθες το απόγευμα ο Τούρκος πρόεδρος Ερντογάν με τον πρωθυπουργό της Λιβύης Φαγιέζ Ες Σαράζ στην Κωνσταντινούπολη, κατά την οποία τέθηκε επί τάπητος το θέμα της οριοθέτησης των θαλάσσιων ζωνών στην ανατολική Μεσόγειο.
Η συνάντηση κράτησε 2 ώρες και 15 λεπτά και παρόντες ήταν επίσης ο Τούρκος υπουργός Άμυνας Χουλουσί Ακάρ, ο υπουργός Εξωτερικών Μεβλούτ Τσαβούσογλου και ο επικεφαλής των μυστικών υπηρεσιών ΜΙΤ Χακάν Φιντάν.
Όπως αναφέρει στο πρωτοσέλιδό της σήμερα, Πέμπτη η τουρκική εφημερίδα «Γενί Σαφάκ», με τίτλο «Στο τραπέζι ο χάρτης της Μεσογείου», το θέμα που κυριάρχησε στη συζήτηση μεταξύ Ερντογάν και Φαράζ ήταν η υπογραφή συμφωνίας για την οριοθέτηση των θαλάσσιων ζωνών ανάμεσα στις δύο χώρες.
«Με τη συμφωνία η προσπάθεια της Ελλάδας να εισβάλλει στη Μεσόγειο θα πέσει στο κενό ενώ Τουρκία και Λιβύη θα αποκτήσουν θαλάσσιες αρμοδιότητες στην περιοχή νότια της Κρήτης και γύρω από την Κύπρο», σημειώνει η φιλο-κυβερνητική εφημερίδα, προσθέτοντας ότι «μετά τις εξελίξεις στην ανατολική Μεσόγειο γίνεται ακόμη πιο επιτακτική η ανάγκη της οριοθέτησης θαλάσσιων ζωνών μεταξύ Τουρκίας και Λιβύης».

Για την ακρίβεια Λιβύη και Τουρκία υπέγραψαν δύο μνημόνια κατανόησης. Το πρώτο είναι το "The Security and Military Cooperation" και το δεύτερο είναι το "Restriction of Marine Jurisdictions".

Είναι σαφές ότι Άγκυρα ζητάει την στήριξη της Τρίπολης στον σφετερισμό της δυνητικής ελληνικής ΑΟΖ (δυνητική γιατί ποτέ δεν την ανακηρύξαμε) με αντάλλαγμα την επιβίωση της λιβυκής κυβέρνησης ακόμα και κόντρα στις διαθέσεις των ΗΠΑ οι οποίες υποστηρίζουν τον στρατάρχη Χαλίφα Χάφταρ.

Turkey and Libya have signed two memoranda of understandings, the Turkish Presidential Communications Directorate announced Wednesday.

"The Security and Military Cooperation" and "Restriction of Marine Jurisdictions" agreements were signed when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a closed meeting that lasted 2 hours and 15 minutes with Fayez al-Sarraj, chairman of Presidential Council of Libya, at the Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul.
The Directorate said the agreement is an effort to strengthen relations and coope

Κυριάκος Μητσοτάκης: νυχθημερόν  ξενυχτάει  για  τα  συμφέροντα  του  Ελληνικού  Λαού.   Έριξε πλαστικό μπουκάλι στο σπίτι της ανταποδοτικής ανακύκλωσης - Ξεκινά πιλοτικά σε 5 δήμους.

Το πιλοτικό πρόγραμμα ανταποδοτικής ανακύκλωσης ξεκινά στις 5 Δεκεμβρίου, με τον Κυριάκο Μητσοτάκη να δίνει το καλό παράδειγμα. Προσερχόμενος στο υπουργείο Εσωτερικών, ο πρωθυπουργός σταμάτησε στο σπιτάκι της ανταποδοτικής ανακύκλωσης που έχει τοποθετηθεί στην είσοδο του υπουργείου.
Βρέθηκε στο υπουργείο Εσωτερικών την Τετάρτη  και  ζήτησε να μάθει πώς χρησιμοποιείται το σπιτάκι της ανταποδοτικής ανακύκλωσης. Αφού τον ενημέρωσε ο υπουργός Εσωτερικών, Τάκης Θεοδωρικάκος, ο πρωθυπουργός πέρασε από τη θεωρία στην πράξη και έριξε πλαστικό μπουκαλάκι στη σωστή υποδοχή για να ανακυκλωθεί.
Ο κ. Θεοδωρικάκος παρουσίασε την Τρίτη το νέο πρόγραμμα ανταποδοτικής ανακύκλωσης, το οποίο θα ξεκινήσει πιλοτικά σε πέντε δήμους: της Ανδρου, του Ναυπλίου, της Καλλιθέας, της Νέας Σμύρνης και των Ιωαννίνων.
Σε αυτές τις περιοχές θα τοποθετηθούν 45 σπιτάκια και για κάθε συσκευασία που θα ανακυκλώνεται θα επιστρέφονται στον πολίτη 3 λεπτά (33 συσκευασίες= 1 ευρώ), με τη μορφή κουπονιού για αγορές από σούπερ μάρκετ που συνεργάζονται με την Ανταποδοτική Ανακύκλωση ΑΕ.



Στο Μπάκιγχαμ ο Κ.Μητσοτάκης την Τρίτη - Θα παρευρεθεί στη δεξίωση που θα δώσει η βασίλισσα Ελισάβετ.

Στο Λονδίνο θα βρίσκεται την επόμενη εβδομάδα ο Κυριάκος Μητσοτάκης με αφορμή τη Σύνοδο του ΝΑΤΟ. Μάλιστα, θα παραβρεθεί και στη δεξίωση που θα δώσει η βασίλισσα Ελισάβετ στους ηγέτες του ΝΑΤΟ, στο Μπάκιγχαμ.
Η δεξίωση στο Μπάκιγχαμ θα γίνει το βράδυ της Τρίτης και στο παλάτι θα υποδεχθεί τους ηγέτες η βασίλισσα Ελισάβετ μαζί με άλλα μέλη της βασιλικής οικογένειας.
Κέιτ Μίντλετον στο δείπνο αλλά όχι η Μέγκαν Μαρκλ
Όπως γράφει σήμερα η Daily Mail από το Μπάκιγχαμ έγινε γνωστό ότι τους ηγέτες θα υποδεχθεί η βασίλισσα Ελισάβετ μαζί με όσα μέλη της βασιλικής οικογένειας είναι διαθέσιμα.
Δηλαδή, όπως εξηγεί η Daily Mail, τους ηγέτες στο Μπάκιγχαμ θα υποδεχθεί επισήμως η βασίλισσα Ελισάβετ με τον πρίγκιπα της Ουαλίας Κάρολο και την σύζυγό του Δούκισσα της Κορνουάλης Καμίλα και στο δείπνο θα παρακαθήσουν ακόμη η δούκισσα του Κέιμπριτζ Κέιτ Μίντλετον, ο κόμης του Γουέσεξ, ο δούκας και η δούκισσα του Γκλούτσστερ και η πριγκίπισσα Αλεξάνδρα.
Απέκλεισαν τον πρίγκιπα Άντριου από το δείπνο, μετά τα σκάνδαλο
Κανονικά στο δείπνο θα παρεβρίσκονταν και ο δούκας του Γιορκ πρίγκιπας Άντριου, ο οποίος όμως ουσιαστικά απεπέμφθη από το παλάτι την περασμένη εβδομάδα μετά το σάλο που ξέσπασε ύστερα από τη συνέντευξη που έδωσε για να απολογηθεί για τις σχέσεις του με τον Επστάιν.
Η Daily Mail εστιάζει φυσικά στην επίσκεψη του Τραμπ στο Μπάκιγχαμ και παρουσιάζει τον αποκλεισμό του πρίγκιπα Άντριου από τη λίστα των βασιλικών που θα συναντήσουν τον Αμερικανό πρόεδρο, ως μια νέα ταπείνωση από το παλάτι. Ο πρίγκιπας Άντριου είχε παίξει σημαντικό ρόλο στην κρατική επίσκεψη του Ντόναλντ Τραμπ στη Βρετανία πριν από μερικούς μήνες και θα παρεβρίσκονταν και στην επόμενη αν δεν είχε ξεσπάσει το σκάνδαλο που τον ανάγκασε να αποσυρθεί από τα βασιλικά του καθήκοντα. Να σημειωθεί ότι μετά την επίσκεψη του περασμένου Ιουνίου, ο Ντόναλντ Τραμπ καυχιόνταν ότι είχε μια «αυτόματη χημεία» με την βασίλισσα Ελισάβετ και την εξήρε ως «σπουδαία γυναίκα».
Απόντες από δείπνο στο Μπάκιγχαμ θα είναι επίσης ο δούκας του Κέιμπριτζ και η κοντέσα του Γουέσεξ, οι οποίοι έχουν άλλες επίσημες βασιλικές υποχρεώσεις εκείνο το βράδυ. Απόντες και ο πρίγκιπας Χάρι με την Μέγκαν Μαρκλ οι οποίοι έχουν πάρει άδεια από τα βασιλικά τους καθήκοντα.
Η βασίλισσα Ελισάβετ θα καλωσορίσει τους ηγέτες του NATO και τις συνοδούς τους στη δεξίωση στο Μπάκιγχαμ την επόμενη Τρίτη η οποία είναι μέρος των εκδηλώσεων που γίνονται με αφορμή τη συμπλήρωση 70 ετών από την ίδρυση της Συμμαχίας.
Κατά τη διάρκεια της δεξίωσης στο Μπάκιγχαμ η βασίλισσα και ο πρίγκιπας Κάρολος θα βγάλουν με τους ηγέτες την καθιερωμένη οικογενειακή φωτογραφία.

Kim McGinnis, HCC Dean of Student Services (contributed photo)
Over 400 Housatonic Community College (HCC) students stood on line Friday afternoon to enjoy a free Thanksgiving meal offered by the school’s Student Senate. The traditional meal, consisting of sliced turkey in gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, peas and carrots, drinks and dessert, expressed gratitude for their presence as part of the HCC family.


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On a brief visit to Bagram Airfield outside Kabul, Trump served turkey dinner to soldiers.

Deportation of Nigerian Nationals and Interesting Judicial Decisions


In the news

With an election on the horizon, a coalition of 29 women and human rights organisation has published a manifesto for women and girls. Their stated goals are to “end violence against women and girls”; “secure women’s equal representation in politics”; “promote equality in the workplace and in the home”; “invest in public services”; and “lift women and children out of poverty”. To achieve these goals, they propose measures including a new ‘Violence Against Women and Girls’ bill to lay before Parliament; funding for high-quality sex and relationships education; improvements to the criminal justice system regarding allegations of rape and sexual assault; equal pay; increased maternity pay and maternity allowances; an end to pregnancy discrimination; and a strengthening of the law on sexual harassment at work, creating a duty on employers to prevent harassment from occurring. The manifesto is available here.

The backlash against internet intermediaries and ‘surveillance capitalism’ continues this week. Amnesty International have released a report entitled ‘Surveillance Giants’, which analyses in detail the human rights threats posed by Facebook, Google, and other technology corporations. The report is available here. Meanwhile, in the courts, Singh LJ granted Ed Bridges permission to appeal the facial recognition judicial review which he lost in September, noting that Mr Bridges’ appeal had a reasonable prospect of success.

Parents in Oxford have won the right for a secular alternative to traditional religious worship in schools, in a legal battle funded by Humanists UK against the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust, the Guardian reports. The parents say that other schools will follow suit, while the Oxford trust insists this was a pragmatic decision to avoid excessive costs. The Department of Education has emphasised that this was only a settlement between the parents and the school, and has no implications for the law more widely.

Finally, in the midst of the various parties’ passionate electoral pledges about the NHS, a report was leaked this week detailing catastrophic failings at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust. The findings have been described as ‘the largest known maternity scandal in the UK, by far’, stretching over 40 years. It appears that the trust was guilty of countless avoidable deaths, as well as long-term failures in respect of informed consent for mothers, a lack of transparency and communication with bereaved families, and a lack of kindness and respect to parents and families. The report was obtained by the Independent, and is discussed in detail here.

In the courts

This week saw two important human rights decisions. These concerned assisted suicide and the life sentence regime for foreign prisoners:
Newby, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for Justice: Philippe Newby, a longtime sufferer from motor neurone disease, wants to end his life. He applied for a declaration of incompatibility under s.4 HRA 1998 in respect of the law on assisted suicide in s.2(1) Suicide Act 1961. He argued that it was incompatible with Articles 2 and 8 ECHR; a blanket ban was disproportionate. In rejecting the application, the court reiterated the position reached in Nicklinson, Conway, and T that it is ‘institutionally inappropriate’ for the court to rule on a matter such this. In light of the ECtHR’s approval of UK law in Pretty v UK (2002) and Nicklinson v UK (2015), it is for Parliament to change the law on assisted suicide. As Irwin LJ and May J explained, “there is no consensus to be gleaned from evidence…the private views of judges on such moral and political questions are irrelevant, and spring from no identifiable legal principle.” Considering Parliament’s rejection of any change to the law, in the form of the Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill 2015, the court was bound to refuse Mr Newby’s application.
Akbar, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for Justice: this case related to the sentencing and parole regime for life sentence prisoners subject to deportation orders in respect of which they are ‘appeal rights exhausted’ (ARE). For ordinary life sentence prisoners, the SSJ has the power to move them from higher to lower security condition prisons, until they eventually reach ‘open conditions’. However, this power was abolished by the SSJ in respect of ARE prisoners in 2014, in the form of the new rule 7(1A) of the Prison Rules 1999. The claimant, an ARE prisoner, challenged this change to the law on the grounds that (i) it violated Article 14 ECHR, being discriminatory in respect of Articles 5 and 8, and (ii) it was irrational. The court rejected his claim on both grounds. Rule 7(1A) had a legitimate aim, was rationally connected to that aim, and could not be achieved by a less intrusive measure. A different rule would deprioritise domestic prisoners, and lead to an increased risk of ARE prisoners absconding. As such, the rule was rational, and did not violate Article 14.

There were also appeals relating to deportation of foreign criminals and deprivation of citizenship:
Secretary of State for the Home Department v KF (Nigeria): a deportation order in respect of KF, a Nigerian citizen convicted of burglary and robbery, had been overturned by the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal on the basis of s.117C(5) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act and Rule 399 of the Immigration Rules. KF had children based in the UK, and the lower courts considered this amounted to a ‘genuine and subsisting relationship’ in respect of which it would be unduly harsh to deport KF to Nigeria. The High Court overruled the lower courts. In so doing, the court echoed the very recent case of SSHD v PG (Jamaica), stressing that the harshness required under s.117C(5) must be beyond what would necessarily be involved for the children of a foreign criminal – i.e. mere deprivation of shared parental support would not be enough. However strict it might seem, the will of Parliament must be respected, per Hickinbottom LJ in PG.
CI (Nigeria) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department: CI is a Nigerian national, who was seriously abused by his mother, and taken into care at 15. He had committed a series of thefts and robberies, and was diagnosed with a serious ‘depressive disorder’ with ‘some post-traumatic traits’. The Upper Tribunal had upheld the Secretary of State’s deportation order. The High Court overruled this decision. In so doing, the court considered the criteria for ‘Exception 1’ under s.117C(4) of the NIAA 2002. Although CI probably had not on balance been lawfully resident for ‘most of his life’, the court noted that he had been ‘socially and culturally integrated’, on the basis that his social and cultural identity was formed almost entirely in the UK, and he had maintained some academic success and romantic and family relationships; and that there were ‘very significant obstacles to reintegration’ in Nigeria, as he would be too psychiatrically unwell to access mental health care in Nigeria. Accordingly, the UT could reasonably have decided that there were very compelling circumstances such as to outweigh the public interest in deporting CI, under s.117C(6). The case was therefore remitted to the UT for a re-hearing.
The Secretary of State for the Home Department v E3 & Anor: The Secretary of State (SS) appealed a decision by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) to overrule her orders depriving two individuals of citizenship under s.40(2) of the British Nationality Act 1981. Both individuals were Bangladeshi citizens who had turned to Islamic extremism. The court was asked to consider whether the SS had been precluded from making the orders, on the basis that she was making the two stateless (under s.40(4)). The crucial piece of evidence for the SS was a ‘note verbale’ received from the Bangladeshi Ministry of Defence regarding the practice of Bangladeshi law, which appeared to indicate the two might not become stateless. In overruling SIAC’s decision, the court noted that SIAC had had a confused and inconsistent approach to the burden of proof, confusing the legal and evidential burdens. It was for the Secretary of State to prove that she was ‘satisfied’ that the individuals would not become stateless, and the burden then shifted to those individuals to prove otherwise. Further, SIAC had ‘mischaracterised’ the note verbale as ‘extra-official’, and it should have been given greater weight. The case was remitted to a differently constituted SIAC to be re-decided.

In the ECtHR
Razvozzhayev v Russia and Ukraine and Ukraine and Udaltsov v Russia : this case related to protests in Moscow in 2012, led by the supporters of opposition leaders Boris Nemtsov and Alexei Navalny, and actions taken against the applicants in the aftermath, including house arrest, abduction from asylum in Ukraine, and transfer to a penal colony in Krasnoyarsk. The court found an array of violations of Articles 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, and Article 1 Protocol 1 in respect of these actions by Russia and Ukraine.
Nejdet Atalay v Turkey: a Turkish citizen was involved in a demonstration at a funeral for four members of the PKK (Workers’ Party of Kurdistan), a terrorist organisation. As a result, he was sentenced to ten months’ imprisonment under the Turkish criminal code. The court held that this was a violation of his rights to freedom of expression under Article 10 ECHR, and was neither proportionate nor necessary in a democratic society.
Yurtdas and Soylemez v Turkey: two Turkish citizens were given a suspended sentence of two years imprisonment for chanting pro-Kurdish slogans. The court held that this was a violation of their rights to freedom of expression under Article 10 ECHR, and was neither proportionate nor necessary in a democratic society.
Obote v Russia: a small group of people held a flash mob in front of a government office in Moscow, sticking blank sheets of paper to their mouth with sticky tape. When asked to disperse, the applicant asked the police why; he was then escorted to the police station, and subsequently convicted of an administrative offence under the Russian Public Events Act. The court held that this was disproportionate, given the quasi-criminal nature of the sanction, when the group had done nothing capable of causing disorder or disruption to ordinary life. There had therefore been a violation of the right to peaceful assembly under Article 11.
TK and SR v Russia: this case considered in detail the human rights implications of extraditing ethnic Uzbeks to Kyrgyzstan for violent crimes. After a review of the reports and research available on the human rights situation in Kyrgyzstan, the court concluded that Uzbeks no longer constitute a vulnerable group such as to face risks of persecution solely based on ethnic origin in Kyrgyzstan. There was therefore no violation of the right against inhumane or degrading treatment under Article 3 in extraditing the applicants.
Znakovas v Lithuania: a police officer used an electroshock weapon against a domestic violence suspect who was unarmed and handcuffed; there was no subsequent investigation into his conduct. The court held that this constituted a violation of the right against inhumane or degrading treatment under Article 3 in both its substantive and procedural limbs.
KO and VM v Norway: the applicants were parents with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder and attention deficit disorder and psychiatric ill-health and drug abuse respectively. A number of anonymous notifications of concern were sent to child welfare services, resulting in an intervention which led to restrictions on contact between parents and daughter to a maximum of four visits a year. The court found that this was a violation of the right to family life under Article 8, because such infrequent contact amounted to child welfare services implicitly giving up the aim of reunification at a very early stage, without full justification of why this was considered appropriate.

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Daniel McKaveney reviews an important case which has overturned the Lord Advocate’s absolute immunity from suit for malicious prosecution
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Ep 72 - Rambo and Poundstone


Paula and Adam celebrate Thanksgiving by reviewing the most heartwarming Stallone movie ever - "Rambo: First Blood Part 2," to help you decide if you want to watch "Rambo: Last Blood" after your turkey dinner.


Longo Chu from Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles



HCC Expresses Gratitude For Students Though Thanksgiving Meal

HCC Expresses Gratitude For Students Though Thanksgiving Meal

HCC Expresses Gratitude For Students Though Thanksgiving Meal

Over 400 Houstaonic Community College (HCC) students stood on line Friday afternoon to enjoy a free Thanksgiving meal offered by the school’s Student Senate. The traditional meal, consisting of sliced turkey in gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, peas and carrots, drinks and dessert, expressed gratitude for their presence as part of the HCC family.

“The main goal is to feed the community,” said Jaylen Daniels, President of Student Senate, the government arm of the HCC student body. “This can be their Thanksgiving meal if they aren’t getting one elsewhere.”

With a population of over 6,800 students, HCC serves an eleven-town region spanning Fairfield and New Haven counties. Many students are low-to-moderate income, and others struggle with poverty and food insecurity.

“This meal is a highlight for me,” said Alexxa Lynn, a first semester student. “I don’t have many plans for Thanksgiving, this is a nice treat.”

HCC faculty and staff also attended the event, communing with students and contributing a donation to the Mary Eady Book Fund Award, a program that provides books to students unable to afford them.

“We’re thankful for our students and want to ensure their success,” said Kim McGinnis, Dean of Student Services. “This is one way we can show our appreciation.”

Caption for images above: Over 400 Houstaonic Community College students stood on line Friday afternoon to enjoy a free Thanksgiving meal offered by the school’s Student Senate.


The Last ‘Rabbi’ of Baghdad


It’s a busy week. Many of you will be traveling, and those of you staying put will probably be cooking turkeys and preparing cranberry sauce. And while you are doing all that, we wanted to keep you company.

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Thanksgiving Risk Management Alert: Don’t Wash That Turkey!

Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food say experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. They say that could spread the germs lurking …

The Biggest TV Turkeys Of 2019

On Thanksgiving, you will probably eat turkey while watching TV. At the very least, you will fall asleep in front of the TV after eating too much turkey. Sometimes, though, we watch turkeys on TV. Perhaps literally, but also figuratively. You know what I mean when I say a show, or a televisual event, was …

The Movie Turkeys Of 2019

At Thanksgiving, turkey is good. Well, unless you’re a vegetarian. Everybody else, though, it probably going to chow down on at least a bit of turkey on Turkey Day. However, outside of the Thanksgiving paradigm, “turkey” can mean something different. If something is bad, you can call it a “turkey.” Bad movies, in particular, are …

SHMS Provides Turkeys To Families In The DMV

100 turkeys were given to families serviced by the Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority in Virginia and the Rainbow Community Development Center in Montgomery County, Maryland. To help make the meal complete, Shabach Ministries, Inc. kicked in 100 bags of food filled with stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, bread, butter, white potatoes, greens, and more.

Thanksgiving Turkeys: 2019’s Fowlest Flops

In the immortal words of generational icon and slacker philosopher Butt-Head, “You gotta have stuff that sucks, to have stuff that’s cool.” This was true in 2019 as it was in most years, although as a team we kinda struggled to really think of stuff that qualified as a bonafide Turkey. This Thanksgiving tradition sees ...

Greece to ask for NATO support over Turkish-Libyan military agreement

Greece will seek support from NATO at an alliance summit in London this week following a military deal signed by Turkey and Libya's UN-recognised government, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday.

Возрождение Арарата.  В уходящем году возобновились восхождения на библейскую гору


Несколько лет восхождения на Арарат были строго запрещены.   И вот в этом году мы дождались  долгожданного открытия  горы.   Минувшим летом Клуб 7 Вершин возобновил программы Восхождения на Арарат.  Мы провели несколько групп с  нашими гидами во главе.  А также почти каждую неделю отдельные восходители  отправлялись  в путешествие по программе Проекта Горняшка, для восхождения с местными гидами. 



Сейчас уже можно и нужно строить планы на следующий год. Клуб 7 Вершин планирует собрать несколько групп для восхождения вместе со своими супер-гидами.  


Программа, цены и график поездок



А также  в рамках Проекта Горняшка Вы можете  попытаться взойти на Арарат с местными гидами.


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Todd Porter: Remember the time we forgot the Thanksgiving turkey? Everyone else will

It’s not like the bird was cooked, sitting in a pan and was just left behind.

Producers race to make a tasty faux turkey

When American vegetarians, pescatarians and flexitarians sit down at the Thanksgiving table this week, there's one thing many agree they would be thankful for: a tasty, plant-based alternative to turkey.


Kibbles and Picks 2019 - Week 13

Kibbles and Picks 2019 - Week 13

And look at that – I’m back on top!

Granted, it’s just one game, thanks to my 10-4 week. Stella did just fine at 9-5, but it wasn’t quite enough. And so I’ve regained my lead. Again – good weeks for both of us … just slightly better for me.

That could all change pretty quickly here in Week 13. Stella and I are at odds on eight games – fully half of the full 16-game slate. That’s a lot of room for one of us to make a move, although with the even number, we could just as easily wind up with another push.

We’ll start on Thanksgiving, where Stella and I disagree on two of the three contests.

First up is the game in Detroit, where I have the Lions holding serve at home against the Bears. While I don’t necessarily love the Lions offense, I feel like they’re due for a good win on Turkey Day. Plus, the Bears haven’t looked like world-beaters over the last few weeks. Stella thinks my hunch is nonsense; she doesn’t have any real affection for the Bears, but she’s pretty sure that Chicago will be able to take down the Lions with little issue. We agree, however, that this will be a bad game.

In an even more hunchy pick, I’m taking Buffalo to win in Dallas against the Cowboys. The Bills defense has had some hiccups in the last few weeks, but they still have something to offer. And I’m thinking that Buffalo QB Josh Allen will be able to handle his business; the Cowboys have struggled with some injury issues. Stella likes the Cowboys here; she thinks that Dak Prescott is the best player on either team and that he will have little problem against even this strong Bills defense. And don’t sleep on Zeke Elliott, either.

Next, in maybe the most brazen pick of this year’s entire Kibbles and Picks season thus far, Stella is picking the Bengals to win their first game of the year. I went with the Jets, even though the Jets are not very good, because they’re riding high after their big win over Oakland and QB Sam Darnold looks like he might be figuring some stuff out. Stella refuses to back down from this pick; she feels that the Bengals are not going to go 0-16 and that this is perhaps their best shot at the W. With rumors swirling that Andy Dalton is returning to his place under center, she’s ready to roll the dice.

In a game with potential playoff implications, I’m going with the Colts to win at home against the Titans. I know that Indy is dealing with some major injuries – the hand issue for running back Marlon Mack foremost among them – but I still like them to hang in there and score enough to eke out a narrow win. Stella likes Tennessee here; she doesn’t think that Ryan Tannehill is actually as good as he’s been in the last month, but she thinks he’ll keep it going long enough to beat the Colts. She also expects Derrick Henry to continue his excellent stretch running the ball. Those elements combined mean that the Titans should win fairly easily.

We’re at odds on the rematch between the Browns and the Steelers. I’m going with the Steelers to win at home. Yes, the quarterback situation is still a mess and they’re on their third-string running back, but the Pittsburgh D is solid and Cleveland isn’t ready to bounce back from the controversy. Stella thinks that the absence of Myles Garrett will be a nonissue. She’s expecting good things from Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham and the double-decker backfield threat of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Either way, expect fireworks – and not the great kind.

There’s always at least one inconsequential game on these lists – this time, we’re looking at Tampa Bay/Jacksonville. I’m going with the Jaguars at home, Stella’s going with the Buccaneers on the road. Mine’s the safe pick, hers is the exciting one. Neither of us really care all that much.

I’ve got the Rams winning in Arizona against the Cardinals. Obviously, the Rams haven’t looked great over the past month or so. Jared Goff has struggled under center, as has the rest of the offense. The defense has had its glitches as well. That being said, I have to think that they’ll turn it around – and Arizona is a great place to do that. Stella disagrees; she’s counting on a big game out of QB Kyler Murray. She doesn’t think that L.A. can stop him. She’s warier of the Arizona running game, but she still likes their chances.

Finally, in the Monday night game, I’m going with the Vikings to win on the road against Seattle. It’ll be interesting to see how Kirk Cousins leads the Minnesota offense against the Seahawks. They’ve got some strong weapons, led by running back Dalvin Cook, and a surprisingly solid defense to boot. It won’t be easy, but it should be enough. Stella likes Seattle to take the win at home; she loves Russell Wilson against this Vikings team. Her main concern regarding the Seahawks offense involves Chris Carson holding onto the ball. As long as they avoid turnovers, they’ll be fine – and she thinks they’ll avoid them just fine.

And there we have it. Eight games. We’ll have to wait and see if my newly-achieved one-game lead will hold up or if Stella will retake command. If she wants to make a move, she needs to do it soon. As you might imagine, she remains unconcerned.

(winners in caps)



Thursday, Nov. 28

Chicago at DETROIT

BUFFALO at Dallas

NEW ORLEANS at Atlanta

Sunday, Dec. 1

NY JETS at Cincinnati



GREEN BAY at NY Giants

Cleveland at PITTSBURGH

Washington at CAROLINA


San Francisco at BALTIMORE

LA RAMS at Arizona


Oakland at KANSAS CITY

NEW ENGLAND at Houston

Monday, Dec. 2

MINNESOTA at Seattle

Week 12 record: 10-4

Season record: 110-64-1



Thursday, Nov. 28

CHICAGO at Detroit

Buffalo at DALLAS

NEW ORLEANS at Atlanta

Sunday, Dec. 1


TENNESSEE at Indianapolis


GREEN BAY at NY Giants

CLEVELAND at Pittsburgh

Washington at CAROLINA

TAMPA BAY at Jacksonville

San Francisco at BALTIMORE



Oakland at KANSAS CITY

NEW ENGLAND at Houston

Monday, Dec. 2

Minnesota at SEATTLE

Week 12 record: 9-5

Season record: 109-65-1


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Nearly Half of Americans Struggle to Discuss Finances With Loved Ones, Reveals Lincoln Financial Group Research

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Company Launches Powerful New Campaign to Help Get Families Talking About a Typically Taboo Topic This Holiday Season

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pass the turkey…and do you have enough life insurance? New research released from Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) shows that while 93% of Americans believe it is important to set a plan for their family and their own financial future, 47% of them – nearly half of the entire country – struggle to discuss finances with their loved ones. As a result, Lincoln Financial has launched “The (Un)spoken Plan” campaign featuring a social experiment called “Restaurant Talks,” just as Americans are gathering around holiday tables this season.


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Higher Costs for Turkey, Ham, Potatoes and Milk Behind Price Hike

LITTLE ROCK — For the second year in a row the average cost of the traditional Thanksgiving meal this year reflected a modest increase, according to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 34thannual survey of food items typically included in the holiday feast. This year’s meal will cost $57.75 for a family of 10, up $4.82 from last ...

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Should Catholics Consume Artificial Meat on Abstinence Days?


For Latin Catholics 14 years or older, abstinence from meat is called for on certain days of the liturgical year: Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays in Lent. Those belonging to one of the autonomous Eastern Catholic churches (such as the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church) are typically bound by more exacting abstinence standards depending on local rules and customs. Moreover, many traditional Catholics observe the Church’s historic prescription to abstain on all Fridays, Ember Days, and Rogation Days.

So what is a faithful Catholic to do in the age of artificial meat products such as Burger King’s so-called “Impossible Whopper”? Is it permissible to consume these items and still hold to the Church’s laws on abstinence?

The Simple Answer

The simple answer to the question of whether a Catholic may licitly consume artificial meat products on abstinence days is, “Yes.” Soy chorizo, despite being an abomination in the eyes of the Lord, contains as much swine as a bowl full of kale.

Historically, the line between which animals are “meat” (which is forbidden) and which are “seafood” (which is generally permitted) was not always clear. In 17th Century Quebec, for instance, Catholics could consume beaver on Fridays, likely because the animal’s habitat was considered dispositive for classification purposes. That practice would likely be frowned upon today.

The Better Answer

Although no Catholic is, sensu stricto, violating the law of abstinence by eating an Impossible Whopper on Ash Wednesday, it is important to remember the historic relationship between fasting and abstinence and almsgiving. The penitential periods and days of the Church were deemed times when Christians should take the money saved on food and distribute it to the poor.

In the contemporary world, most meat is not considered the delicacy it once was and products such as ham, chicken, and turkey are widely available. Somewhat ironically, however, soy and other plant-based variants of meat products typically cost more than the real deal, leading consumers to expend more money on these substitutes.

Arguably, a Catholic who intentionally seeks these artificial meat products out in the name of adhering to the letter of the law are violating its spirit. It would therefore behoove Catholics to reflect on why they are purchasing an $8.00 box of soy chicken nuggets on Fridays when a can of tuna fish is available for a dollar. Further, with respect to the ascetic dimension of abstinence, that is all but obliterated when meat is replaced by near-identical substitutes.

As always, any Catholic concerned with consuming artificial meat on abstinence days should consult their parish priest or confessor for guidance.  


Healthy Thanksgiving Party Side-Dishes


No Turkey Day feast is complete without an amazing collection of Thanksgiving party side dishes. Here we have the dishes especially for you 1. Warm Brussel Caesar Makes:  8 Servings Ingredients: 2 Bags of Shaved Brussels from Trader Joe’s or 1lb of loose brussels 2 tbsp olive oil for sautéing 1 container hummus Dijon mustard […]

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Syria: Civilians Abused in ‘Safe Zones’


Fighters of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (also called the Syrian National Army) enter the town of Tal Abyad.

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(Beirut, November 27, 2019) – Factions of the Syrian National Army (SNA), a Syrian non-state armed group backed by Turkey in northeast Syria, have summarily executed civilians and failed to account for aid workers who disappeared while working in the ‘safe zone,’ Human Rights Watch said today. The armed group has also apparently refused to allow the return of Kurdish families displaced by Turkish military operations and looted and unlawfully appropriated or occupied their property.

Turkey should investigate human rights abuses, in many cases potential war crimes, in territory over which they currently exercise effective control, press SNA forces to end these abuses, and ensure that those responsible are held to account. Local commanders of the group should also investigate and hold individuals responsible for the abuses accountable.

“Executing individuals, pillaging property, and blocking displaced people from returning to their homes is damning evidence of why Turkey’s proposed ‘safe zones’ will not be safe,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “Contrary to Turkey’s narrative that their operation will establish a safe zone, the groups they are using to administer the territory are themselves committing abuses against civilians and discriminating on ethnic grounds.”

On October 9, 2019, Turkish Armed Forces and the armed group invaded territory in northeast Syria that since 2012 had been under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces, made up primarily of the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG). Since the incursion began, Turkey and the factions it supports have indiscriminately shelled civilian areas, carried out at least seven summary killings, unlawfully occupied private civilian homes and shops and looted the owners’ property, and have not accounted for aid workers who may have been forcibly disappeared while working in their zones.

Human Rights Watch interviewed 10 individuals, including 2 doctors and 3 relatives of victims, to document these abuses. Human Rights Watch also reviewed footage and images provided by activists and relatives that corroborate these abuses. On October 11, videos and images, including some posted by the SNA itself, have emerged on social media showing its members shooting at a person who was lying down without moving and appeared to pose no threat and standing atop the dead body of another person in a degrading manner. Human Rights Watch also documented the execution of a Kurdish political activist, Hevrin Khalaf, and researched what happened to three Kurdish Red Crescent aid workers who disappeared in SNA-controlled territory, including the apparent unlawful killing of at least one of them. Human Rights Watch interviewed three relatives and colleagues who verified the victims’ identities and the circumstances of their deaths.

Human Rights Watch also interviewed five Kurdish civilians between November 6 and 11 who said that the armed group’s forces were occupying their homes and other property and had arbitrarily prevented them or their relatives from returning. A Reuters journalist of Kurdish origin posted pictures of his house on October 30, claiming that the group had occupied it. In another case the group’s forces killed three Kurdish men who had been trying to return to the city of Ras al-Ayn, witnesses and relatives said, and prevented another Kurdish man from returning while allowing Arab residents to return.

Both international humanitarian law and human rights law prohibit unlawful killings and any arbitrary deprivation of life, which includes targeting civilians. International humanitarian law also strictly prohibits, and deems a war crime, the deliberate killing of injured, surrendered, or captured combatants (people deemed hors de combat) and enforced disappearances.

Under the laws of war, pillaging or forcibly taking private property for personal use is prohibited and can also constitute a war crime. Combatants are not allowed to seize property for personal use, which is a war crime, and the laws of war also prohibit destruction of property not justified by military necessity. International norms require protecting the property of displaced people against destruction and arbitrary and illegal appropriation, occupation, or use.

International law further stipulates that civilians who were forcibly displaced during a conflict should be allowed to return home as soon as possible without conditions. If forces have security concerns, then they should conduct individual assessments of residents, impose temporary, limited restrictions if justified, and not seek to impose blanket or indefinite bans to prevent them from returning. Occupiers are prohibited from moving segments of the population out of their homes for non-security reasons and seeking to replace them with populations from other territory.

All parties to a conflict are obliged to investigate alleged war crimes by their members and ensure that those responsible are appropriately punished. Commanders who knew or should have known about crimes committed by their subordinates but took no action to prevent or prosecute them can be held criminally liable as a matter of command responsibility.

The de facto authorities in the areas where Human Rights Watch has documented these abuses should ensure that those responsible are held to account, that it is safe for people to return if they wish, and that no one is refused the right to return on the basis of their ethnicity or identity, Human Rights Watch said. The Turkish government should also end its military assistance to SNA factions responsible for these abuses.

“Turkey is turning a blind eye to the reprehensible behaviour displayed by the factions it arms,” Whitson said. “So long as Turkey is in control of these areas, it has a responsibility to investigate and end these violations.”

Since the incursion into northern Syria started, Turkish Armed Forces and the SNA have taken control of the area between Tal Abyad (Gire Spi) and Ras al-Ayn (Serekaniye) and part of the international highway (the M4) running between southeast Turkey and northeast Syria. Despite an October 22 ceasefire and safe zone agreement between Russia and Turkey, clashes between the Syrian Democratic Forces – the Kurdish-led forces once backed by the United States-led coalition against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) – and the SNA continue.

According to the United Nations, the incursion initially displaced at least 200,000 people, and about 100,000 are now returning. Almost half have returned to areas controlled by the Turkish-backed factions and the Turkish Armed Forces in Tal Abyad, Ein Issa, and Suluk.

Summary Killings and Enforced Disappearances

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Syrian non-state armed groups executed nine civilians, including the Kurdish-Syrian politician Hevrin Khalaf, on October 12. Videos of Khalaf’s execution surfaced online on October 13. The videos Human Rights Watch reviewed show armed men standing over the body of a woman, which relatives and activists confirmed was Khalaf.

In another video, armed men who identify themselves as members of the SNA are seen shooting automatic weapons at a figure lying unmoving on the side of a road. Bellingcat, an open source investigative site, identified Ahrar al-Sharqiyeh forces, a faction of the SNA, as having been at both the Khalaf execution and the killing that appears in the second video. Ahrar al-Sharqiyeh denied its involvement in the killings.

In another case, a relative and two colleagues of the three Kurdish Red Crescent volunteers said an SNA faction that they could not identify advised them that they had detained the volunteers on October 11. A doctor who worked at the hospital with which they were associated told Human Rights Watch that he lost contact with the volunteer team – an ambulance driver and two nurses – who had gone to Suluk in response to an attack on October 11.

The driver’s uncle said that the driver’s brother had sent a text to the driver’s phone on October 14 and a person who identified himself as part of the SNA responded by text saying that the driver was dead and shared a photograph of the body. Both the relative and his colleague verified that the image was of the ambulance driver.

In photos on his Facebook account, the driver is dressed in a military uniform and a YPG flag is draped over his body in the pictures provided by his relatives. His relatives did not receive the body. Human Rights Watch could not determine whether the man was a volunteer with the Kurdish Red Crescent and simultaneously a member of the Kurdish armed group, or whether the Facebook photos were from an earlier period. Even if he was or had also been a member of the armed group, there is no indication that on October 11 he was engaged in anything other than humanitarian activities, Human Rights Watch said.

The circumstances of the two female nurses in the ambulance remain unknown, but their last known whereabouts was in SNA territory and people believed to be from an SNA faction informed the Kurdish Red Crescent aid group that SNA factions had detained them. The Kurdish Red Crescent has publicly called on all parties to the conflict to allow them access to injured people.

Property Confiscation, Looting, and Blocking Return of Kurdish Residents

Human Rights Watch interviewed two people who said that forces they identified as the SNA had occupied their property and looted their possessions. Three people said that they or their Kurdish relatives had attempted to return to their homes in areas under Turkish control but that the armed factions had blocked them. SNA forces also killed three men who were trying to return to their homes in Ras al-Ayn.

A doctor whose home is in Tanhuza, a village eight kilometers from Tal Abyad, said that his family had left their village on October 9 due to shelling and airstrikes and are now scattered across northeast Syria. He said that his Arab neighbor told him that members of the Ahrar al-Sharqiya faction were occupying his family’s five houses. A photo that SNA members posted on November 1 showing them praying in front of one of the houses served as confirmation. He shared with Human Rights Watch pictures of the house before and after to verify that it was his family’s.

In another case, a Kurdish-Syrian man said that his family fled to the city of Raqqa after a Turkish airstrike killed his parents and wounded his brother on October 9 in his village of Kayuta, nine kilometers from Tal Abyad. He said he also learned from neighbors that his home has been unlawfully occupied. He said that on about October 11, his Arab neighbors who had returned to Kayuta told him that a local Arab family had occupied his house, followed by members of Ahrar al-Shaqiyeh.

He said his uncles communicated with Ahrar al-Sharqiyeh about the house, and that the armed group shared pictures of them occupying the house. One of his uncles attempted to return to the village at least five times but the SNA faction turned him away at the entrance and told him it was a military area. However, he saw that his Arab neighbors who had told him his house was occupied were allowed in the village.

Three other Kurdish residents of Tal Abyad displaced by the hostilities on October 9 confirmed that their property also was illegally occupied. They said that their Arab neighbors had contacted them and told them that their houses had been looted, and that SNA fighters had installed themselves or displaced Arab families in their houses between October 14 and 18. One displaced Kurdish Syrian man who owns a shop in Tal Abyad said that on October 18, he saw photographs of his shop marked “seized for the benefit of Ahrar al-Shariqyeh” and that an Arab neighbor whom the fighters had offered some of the man’s wares told him that Ahrar al-Shariqyeh had looted everything and tried to sell it.

Activists and relatives in northeast Syria and Europe shared with Human Rights Watch images of the bodies of the three people they said SNA factions had killed when they tried to return to Ras al-Ayn. They identified them as Sheyar Mahmoud Othman, Rezan Khalil Julou, and Mustafa Hisso. The images were later circulated on social media.

Human Rights Watch spoke with Hisso’s uncle, who was with his nephew when the SNA killed him. The uncle said that he and three of his companions had been returning to Ras al-Ayn on October 17 to check on their property. His nephew owned a large cafeteria and was concerned that it would be looted. Hisso’s cousin, whom Human Rights Watch interviewed, said that about 200 meters from an arch near the Ras al-Ayn entrance an armed group that the family believed was a faction of the SNA began firing at Hisso’s van. The uncle threw himself out of the car and ran but his nephew and his two companions in the car were killed.


Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Refugees’ Movements Restricted


Makhmour Refugee Camp.

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(Beirut) - Security forces for Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have arbitrarily imposed restrictions on movement for most residents of Makhmour refugee camp for Turkish Kurds since mid-July 2019, Human Rights Watch said today.

The restrictions came after unknown assailants suspected of belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), an armed group engaged in a decades-long conflict with Turkey, killed a Turkish diplomat in the nearby city of Erbil on July 17. KRG security forces, known as Asayish, arrested several suspects and imposed the restrictions, seemingly because of perceived PKK support among some residents. As a result, many camp residents have lost their jobs and had difficulties getting health care.

“Authorities can’t just punish everyone in a camp because some people may be sympathetic to the PKK when there’s no evidence they committed a crime,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “These arbitrary restrictions on camp residents are keeping them from reaching jobs and health care.”

The camp, 60 kilometers southwest of Erbil, is home to at least 12,000 ethnic Kurdish Turkish nationals. Most fled southeast Turkey from 1993 to 1994 when the Turkish military forcibly displaced hundreds of thousands of Kurds from their villages during the conflict with the PKK. In 2011, Iraqi authorities and UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, officially registered the site as a refugee camp and Iraqi authorities granted the residents refugee status.

Dindar Zebari, the KRG’s coordinator for international advocacy, responded on October 30 to a Human Rights Watch inquiry about the situation, writing that KRG authorities “slightly restricted temporarily” the camp residents’ movements because of “security issues.”

He claimed that “the new measures did not include those who have jobs, students, or those seeking treatment in Kurdistan Region hospitals considering that they have approval documents.” In a subsequent email on November 6, Zebari repeated that “all these precautions are temporary and for protecting the safety of everyone” and said that “approval documents” meant letters from employers or educational institutions confirming the person’s status.

Five residents told Human Rights Watch that they had the requisite documents and permission to leave the camp but that security forces had barred them from passing through the first checkpoint on the road to Erbil and other cities in the Kurdistan Region. Another resident said he had lost his job as a result and couldn’t get a new job that could provide an employment letter. They said that only students and a few people referred to hospitals had been able to get through.

Another resident said that security forces allowed her through the first checkpoint but turned her back at another checkpoint closer to Erbil.

A doctor in the camp’s clinic said that she tried, largely unsuccessfully, to refer many cases to Erbil hospitals because of the clinic’s limited treatment options: “Asayish told us they didn’t trust the referrals from our clinic as genuine. But we then got Makhmour hospital, which also has very limited medical resources, to make the same referrals and they rejected them too.”

A woman who was three months pregnant said she had a referral from Makhmour hospital, which was stamped by the Makhmour mayor’s office, for a pregnancy checkup at an Erbil hospital. She waited at the checkpoint from 7 a.m. to noon on October 31. “A very rude officer told me I could wait a year and he still would not let me go through to Erbil, even though I had all the required paperwork,” she said. “He took my referral paper before sending me back.”

Another woman said that on the evening of August 8, when she was six months pregnant, her husband took her to the camp clinic after she started bleeding heavily. The doctor there said she needed to go to a hospital in Erbil for emergency treatment. The camp had no ambulance, so her husband drove. They passed through three checkpoints but were stopped at the last one.

“An officer told my husband that the checkpoint has instructions not to allow anyone from the camp into Erbil,” she said. “I was in the car losing blood, but the officer looked at me and said I was fine.” She said they eventually turned around and that she miscarried on the way back: “When I lost my baby, it was sad moment and I also felt like I might die at that moment and no one would care. Since then I still haven’t had any proper medical treatment.”

The doctor from the camp confirmed the woman’s account and said she knew of a second woman in the camp who miscarried because she was unable to get to a hospital after being stopped at the same checkpoint.

A 45-year-old woman with 5 children said the restrictions caused her and her husband to lose their jobs as cleaners, which are not the kinds of jobs that provide letters of referral. She said that about 1,000 camp residents had worked at such jobs in Erbil and other cities: “Our daily salaries were just enough to cover our daily expenses. On the first morning of Eid [Islamic holiday], I cried because I couldn’t buy clothes or sweets for my children. It wasn’t Eid for us.”

An engineer who used to work at a construction company in Sulaimaniyah said he lost his job once authorities stopped allowing workers through the checkpoint. He said he has a valid refugee identity card and a card showing his membership in the Kurdistan Engineers Syndicate but that officers at the checkpoint said that no one from the camp could go to Erbil.

An Iraqi Kurdish resident of the town of Makhmour, next to the camp, said on November 6 that every time he drives through the checkpoint, he is asked if he is transporting anyone from the camp: “I see many people from the camp, including old women and sick people, just sitting on the ground by the checkpoint, begging the Asayish to let them through… I don’t understand why they don’t allow them to pass.”

The camp residents interviewed said they could leave the camp for cities under the control of Baghdad, like Mosul, but were afraid, citing lack of Arabic language skills, missing documents such as valid identity cards, and fear of arrest. Many families’ identity cards expired in 2014, and authorities in Baghdad only started re-issuing them in 2018. During those four years, KRG checkpoints had let them reach cities in the Kurdish region. Three camp residents said that in early September 2019, two men living in the camp with expired identity cards who were trying to travel to Dohuk, in the Kurdish region, via Mosul, were kidnapped by unidentified assailants and are still missing.

The KRG’s international obligations require it to guarantee anyone on its territory the right to choose their place of residence and to move freely. Under international law, it may only limit people’s movement – nationals or non-nationals – if the restriction is “provided by law … and necessary to protect national security, public order, public health or morals, or the rights and freedoms of others.” In addition, these restrictions must be non-discriminatory and proportionate to the restriction’s purpose.

International law also prohibits making freedom of movement “dependent on any particular purpose or reason for the person wanting to move.”

“It should not take mothers losing their babies for KRG authorities to realize these restrictions are excessive,” Whitson said. “It is shocking that authorities have not put an end to restricting the movement rights of some of Makhmour’s refugees.”     


No pain, no gain

On this national football holiday, it’s hard to know which will get passed more often, the turkey or the pigskin. But somewhere along the course of the day, and the games, it’s almost certain that someone will invoke the time-honored maxim: no pain – no gain. Ben Franklin is credited with coining it, and Jane […]

25 days of Ausmas: Rem Brujin, CD, Brainheart on Aldi Australia's Look who's blown in


Every day an advertising creative from Australia and New Zealand will offer their own favourite Christmas campaign from over the years as we celebrate the best work from the festive period the world over and hear their views on what is best in class.

“The most Aussie Christmas Ad ever”. This statement was presented as a question in an Ad Media publication announcing the launch of Aldi’s second instalment in their ‘The more the merrier’ Christmas campaign last year. I have dispensed with the question mark, because it most definitely is. Without a doubt. Anyone who says otherwise is wrong and needs their head read. That is my unfiltered, non-considered, not open to discussion response at least. Which leaves me just 410 more words to unpack why, with a little more consideration and insight.

Christmas is a funny time in Australia. The physical environment is diametrically at odds with northern hemisphere Christmas traditions.

Yet we still follow them. Roast turkey, roast ham, Christmas pudding, and some poor uncle in a Santa Suit with sweat rivulets down the back of his legs due to the 36-degree heat. All while ‘Walking in a winter wonderland’ plays in the background. Because the core elements of Christmas (family, inclusion, giving, cheer) are beautiful and special and we Australians want that for us too. The fact that these traditions are climactically bizarre, bordering on insane, is not lost on us either.

So we have adapted them slightly to suit our world down under. Fresh prawns on ice, plump cherries, diced mangos, Santa pool ponies; that sort of thing. Not instead of, more on top of everything else. Still, we haven’t had much in the way authentic Australian Christmas stories or imagery. We don’t have a “Love Actually’, nor an “A Miracle on 34th Street”, nor carols. Actually, we do have two beautiful Christmas carols in the guise of popular songs – Paul Kelly’s “How to make gravy” and Tim Minchin’s “White wine in the sun”. I can’t sing either of them without a lump forming in my throat and the eyes misting up. Both are quintessentially Australian in sentiment, in story and in their humanity. Flawed, authentic and beautiful.

To me, Aldi’s “Santa Crashes Christmas’ 90 second advertisement is the third authentic Australian Christmas story to have that effect on me. The same central theme, ‘The joy of coming together at Christmas’, is shared by all three works. But I think what makes ‘Santa Crashes Christmas’ even more special is twofold.

Firstly, it cinematically imbues Christmas with imagery reminiscent of great iconic Australian films. Filmic aspects that remind me of movies like ‘Rabbit Proof Fence’ and ‘Mad Max’, a music score with hints of ‘The Man from Snowy River’, combined with modern ethnically-diverse casting, all serves to make this story simultaneously nostalgic and authentically current.

Secondly, it tells the story of Santa being stranded a long, long way from home, exhausted and at the mercy of a land as unforgiving and cruel as it is beautiful; being warmly welcomed by strangers, sharing in their hospitality and pitching in with their work, to create something truly special for all. That is not just the story of an Australian Christmas. It’s the story of Australia itself. The one we want to be true at least.

As a little addendum, seeing the brand line “The More the Merrier’ placed over images of Christmas hams, prawns and puddings on bus shelters across Australia in December, makes me realise that Aldi not only created the most wonderful brand ad, but also a brilliantly effective retail campaign and product strategy which has enabled them to ‘own Christmas’ in Australia.

Rem Brujin, creative director, Brainheart

Check out the latest holiday ads from Australia and New Zealand here, and keep an eye on The Drum's ongoing Christmas coverage.


BBC One Christmas film encourages people to live their #XmasLife this season


BBC One is urging friends and family to get together and enjoy ‘#XmasLife’ with a film that trots out BBC stars and features programmes.

Produced by BBC Creative, the short film depicts leaving behind the trials and daily stresses of 2019, reminding audiences to embrace Christmas in all its jingle belled glory instead.

The fast-paced film starts with talk show host Graham Norton in a chair by the fire, with 2019 memes floating over his head. He snatches them from the air, throws them into the flames and uses his signature red chair lever to throw the action in motion to Christmas.

The film then shows different ways to celebrate the holidays, including Rochelle Humes sleeping in while animated creatures flitter around her. It also shows families and friends living their best #XmasLife, whether it’s staying in their pyjamas all day or spending quality time with the family, including not talking politics at the dinner table, and becoming a kid again when seeing grandma. There is also a talking cuckoo clock, a cat on a Roomba and a turkey who encourages vegetarianism. The film marks Christmastime as a time to kick back, with BBC One at the heart of festive living rooms up and down the UK.

Rochelle Humes
Rochelle Humes for BBC One

‘XmasLife’ was created for BBC One by in-house creative agency BBC Creative, working with director Ernest Desumbila and his team from Iconoclast.

In addition to the film, the BBC has teamed up with animators and illustrators including Alex Grigg (MTV EMA 2019) and Teddy Hall (Ducktales, Pink Panther) to create a selection of joyous idents to carry through the holiday.

This Christmas, BBC One says it will be the home of the biggest programmes that family and friends can enjoy together, including Gavin and Stacey, Strictly Come Dancing, Call the Midwife, Mrs Brown’s Boys, EastEnders, Doctor Who, Dracula, A Christmas Carol, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, The Snail and the Whale and The Trial of Christine Keeler, among others.

Chris Hooper, head of marketing, BBC One, said: “Christmas is a time when we come together through the shared treats and rituals of the season to take care of ourselves. BBC One has a special role in helping to bring people together and, understanding that poignant festive brand films are a territory that feels well-explored, we wanted to demonstrate this in way that was relatable and fun.”

Added Helen Rhodes, executive creative director, BBC Creative: “Christmas doesn’t officially start until BBC One release their Christmas campaign, so we hope we’ve done the nation proud with a film that shakes off the shackles of 2019 and embraces our favourite time of the year. If showing a yoga-clad woman destroying avocados with a giant gingerbread, and a Maine Coon breed of cat riding on top of a Roomba, is wrong then I don’t want to be right.”

The music for the film is a recording and reimagining of Gorillaz’ Feel Good Inc with a rock choir.

See more of this year's Christmas adverts from around the world. 

: '#XmasLife'

Date: November 2019

BBC One is urging friends and family to get together and enjoy ‘#XmasLife’ with a film that trots out BBC stars and features programmes.

Produced by BBC Creative, the short film depicts leaving behind the trials and daily stresses of 2019, reminding audiences to embrace Christmas in all its jingle belled glory instead.

The fast-paced film starts with talk show host Graham Norton in a chair by the fire, with 2019 memes floating over his head. He snatches them from the air, throws them into the flames and uses his signature red chair lever to throw the action in motion to Christmas.

The film then shows different ways to celebrate the holidays, including Rochelle Humes sleeping in while animated creatures flitter around her. It also shows families and friends living their best #XmasLife, whether it’s staying in their pyjamas all day or spending quality time with the family, including not talking politics at the dinner table, and becoming a kid again when seeing grandma. There is also a talking cuckoo clock, a cat on a Roomba and a turkey who encourages vegetarianism. The film marks Christmastime as a time to kick back, with BBC One at the heart of festive living rooms up and down the UK.



Justin Bairamian, Director of BBC Creative

Helen Rhodes, Executive Creative Director

Michael Tsim, Creative

Rachel Miles, Creative

James Wood, Head of Production

Liz Dolan, Producer

Dan Robinson, Production Manager

Georgie Williams, Production Co-ordinator

John Trevor, Project Manager

Michael Lean, Head of Planning

Jenny Double, Senior Planner

Ashley Temple, Creative Director, Digital & Innovation

Laurence Honderick, Head of Design

Luke Carpenter, Design

Will Jarvis, Design

Janina Petrylaite, Design

Molly Davies, Design

Craig Dolan, Design

Andrea Stragapede, Design

Pedro Ramos, Design

George Fletcher, Design

Imroz Brar, Design

Peter Baynton, Design

James Nolan, Design

Alex Griggs, Design

Ed Linfoot, Design

Jamie Jones, Design

Paul Ruska, Design

Alex Dray, Design

Carlos Faria, Design

Teddy Hall, Design

Josceline Fention, Design

Kevin O’shea, Design


Kerris Bright, Chief Customer Officer

Sarah Fuller, Director, Marketing & Audiences

Chris Hooper, Head of Marketing

Rhion Leadbitter, Marketing Manager

Alice Gleeson, Marketing Executive

Jemima Lobb, New Talent Apprentice

Richard Lally, Social Media Manager

Andrea Taylor, Media Portfolio Lead

Toni Gregory, Media Scheduler

Oscar Evans, Assistant Media Scheduler


Director, Ernest Desumblia 

Executive Producers, Anna Smith Tenser & Guy Rolfe

Producer, Jane Lloyd 

1st Assistant Director, Benji Edwards 

Director Of Photography, Ben Todd 

Costume Designer, Buki Ebiesuwa 

Production Designer, Zoe Koperski  

Casting Director, Hannah Birkett


Post producer, Daniela Borges 

MUSIC – Native Music (Dan Neal)

Original Song – Feel Good, Inc Gorillaz

Choir – Some Voices

Tags: UK



Thankful Heart


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whats good party people. We are still recovering from turkey day over here in the Boro. So enjoy a replay from last week’s show and stay tuned for December’s line up of fire shows. Happy Holidays from the Boro team. See ya next week.

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Gobbling cylinders and Cheerios

Okay, this was just about the laziest Turkey Day I’ve spent since one year back in the Jurassic Age when I had a Man Cold. That year I had a good reason to sit on my you-know-what most of the day. This year not so much. I was finishing a book. Ursula, Under. My 91st […]

Do This One Thing For The Best Listings In January


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the U.S.  My partner is from Brazil, which of course doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving and he doesn’t like turkey.  So, Thanksgiving isn’t a big deal in our house.  Ces’t la vie! As Agent’s Unleashed, we have a huge challenge now with the holidays here. Keeping your head in the game. What with […]

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Please Don’t Ask If The Turkey On Phoebe Price’s Head Has Santa Hats On Its Feet


That question would be a waste of your time because the turkey on Phoebe Price’s head does indeed have tiny Santa hats on its feet. It’s this sort of dedication to detail that thrusts supermodel Phoebe Price into the upper echelon of celebritydom. We’ve seen countless paparazzi pics of the likes of Kim Kardashian and […]

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It’s The Age of Brewurias

The hot stove heating up right before Thanksgiving is exactly how it was meant to be. Now if I could see Giancarlo in nothing but taters that would make me thankful for everything. Five hours through my thankfulness, "'m also thankful for the lines at the DMV because they give me time to reflect..." Seven hours later, "...I'm thankful for my wife's cooking because it helps me appreciate dining out..." Ten hours later, "...I'm thankful for the kid at the frozen yogurt place who puts his grubby fingers on the yogurt spout because I really shouldn't have been eating yogurt anyway..." I hope you're all as thankful for everything you have too on this glorious day of turkey, stuffing and ignoring the cranberry sauce. Any hoo! The Padres and Brewers igniting the pilot light on the hot stove, sending Trent Grisham and Zach Davies to the Padres for Luis Urias and Eric Lauer. This trade is close to even, so why make it? That's a mystery best left to Grisham's older, unrelated cousin. Trent Grisham had a higher walk rate (14.6%) than strikeout rate (13.9%) in Triple-A last year. That originally attracted me. If I'm being honest, before I go any further, a lot was turning me off. He didn't look like a major league regular as recently as a year ago -- I mean, for Criss Angel's sake, he hit .233 in Double-A in 2018. Hilariously, he had a 26% strikeout rate in Single-A. Grisham is a lefty, which immediately gives me pause, because the wrong manager -- hey, Tingler, how's tings? -- will platoon a lefty almost exclusively. Now that I say the quiet part out loud, what the hell am I doing being excited about Grisham, and has anyone turned my marbles in at my library's lost & found? Thankfully, it wasn't just a minor league walk rate in a mere 34 games that drew me in for Grisham. In 2015, Trent Clark was drafted 15th overall by the Milwaukee Beermakers. Trent said, "I miss my mommy's née and I want you to now call me Trent Grisham," and a legend was born. I.e., you people who need things like I and E spelled out to you, Grisham was a top prospect in the country five years ago. Maybe he should've went to college, but can't fault a guy for skipping classes to play pro ball. Without college, he brought warts with him to minor league baseball, that he might've been able to shake prior. So, to recap, Grisham was good, was terrible in the minors, became good again this year. He's still only 23 years old. Better he figure things out now than later like those great waxy candies. So, what changed, you ask with a bat of your eyelashes. An approach change. He used to try to be overly patient and hit everything the opposite way. He began to pull more pitches this year and became more aggressive, and things went Click, like that terrible Adam Sandler movie, but in a good way. This year Grisham hit 32 homers across three levels. This is a guy who regularly took a walk, and that hasn't just disappeared. Oh, and he has 15-steal speed. I'm sorry, a guy who can go 30/15 with walks? Who's being drafted around the last round in many fantasy drafts? Hmm, all of those reasons why I didn't like him seem like distant memories, which gives me an idea. Hello Sharks! For $400,000, you can have 5% of my secondhand memory foam mattress store called Distant Memories. Only real concern is that Grisham doesn't do well early on, falls into a platoon or worse, is demoted, but his price is so cheap in drafts, that he's well within the realm of being a sleeper. Also, he hit .284 vs. lefties last year in the minors, which was better than his average vs. righties, so he's not an obvious platoon guy. For 2020, I'll give Trent Grisham projections of 64/19/51/.254/13 in 453 ABs with a chance for much more. Anyway, here's what else I saw this offseason for 2020 fantasy baseball:

Stem Cells Don't Take the Day Off on Thanksgiving

Newswise imageWhile most of us are enjoying the traditional turkey and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving Day, employees at Cedars-Sinai will be hand-feeding stem cells their special daily formula, carefully monitoring the incubator temperatures and caring for the cells that may become part of important research that could one day lead to treatments for diseases that have plagued humans for years.


This morning, as I crept out of bed in the pre-dawn dark, I saw the little green light of the voltage surge protector where the fridge plugs into the wall, and I thought, wow, we have had electricity most of the week, and it's so helpful. Later I stood in our shower under a stream of warm water, and thought, it's so NICE to have a morning cool enough to want warm water, and the warm water supplied by the solar hot water system Scott fixed a few days ago. Power and water are two things we lived without (well, we had a small solar panel at first to run a couple lights, and collected rain water off the roof) when we moved here in 1993. Bundibugyo has come a long way, but the vagaries of the systems mean that those two luxuries are far from certain and never consistent. So as I was thinking about how much I appreciated them this morning, it led me to ponder the connection between fasting and feasting, between lacking and appreciating.

Scott on the roof fixing the system . . .

Myths and distortions notwithstanding, the concept of a harvest festival as enshrined in our American Thanksgiving holiday is rooted in the hungry time of waiting.  It is rooted in the harshness of survival in uncertain places, the reality of dependence upon others, the humility of living at the mercy of weather and sickness. The more strenuous the labor, the more grateful the celebration. Ask any mom.
This is what the post-labor joy looks like. Teacher Desmond and wife Harriet with son born on Thanksgiving!

Our team celebrated Thanksgiving together on Thursday. Our turkey was far from a butterball, but the fact that we had to work to find and buy one, to butcher and pluck one, to cook and stuff one, made us savor it. Likewise the homemade pies and rolls, or the fresh vegetables arranged from afar. We read Psalm 126, which was the lectionary Psalm for the day as well as being a true Thanksgiving. Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.  There is more than just a contrast there, there is an organic connection. Tears water the crop, labor produces the fruit, longing accentuates the fulfillment.

Giving leads to thanks. And we give, and we give, and we give ourselves away. Paradoxically, that emptying, that neediness, that powerlessness can be the path to greater joy and thanks.

Tuesday celebrations at the neighboring Church of Uganda

This week gave us a glimpse of the thankful part of the giving equation, which is more of a circle. Thanks, giving, giving, thanks. On Tuesday, we witnessed a wedding of a neighbor here, a glimpse of pure joy that was forged in years of poverty, work, survival.

Yes, that's a hemoglobin of 2.5 (less than a quarter of one's blood supply left). Transfused and saved.

A starving five-month-old who weighs less than many newborns

On Wednesday, I found myself alone on the hospital ward, and it took me five and a half hours just to plow through all the patients one by one, but in that grueling process I found a handful for whom a careful physical exam or an insistent push for a lab or a medicine or a procedure led to a life-extending outcome, which made me thankful. That afternoon, in our cell group Bible studies at CSB, the students listed their own thanks and own challenges and I was struck by how concretely connected they were to the marginal assurances of their lives. They were thankful for sicknesses survived, for family members healed, for classes passed, for fees paid. Life is fragile, money is scarce, so coming through a year means a lot.

Lindsey is our newly arrived teacher, helping the parents at RMS this year, for which we all give much THANKS. 

On Thursday, at the team Thanksgiving dinner, I was just struck by the spirit of community and ease, of progress and comfort, that I think came from going through a challenging year together. As we ate pie and played charades, the kids engaged and eager, or went around the circle sharing our thanks, I felt very thankful for the giving of 2019 that brought us here.

CSB staff at the PTA

Parents listening intently

Scott may be a doctor not a school administrator, but he knows how to preach and how to serve, and his steady presence has turned this year around.

Showing the Bibles they all received this year. Scott challenged them to read them every day during break, to improve their English and reading skills, and to feed their hearts.

Boarding school waiting to empty on last day of the year!

Pinching ourselves to say, was that the best parent meeting ever or what happened?

Then Friday, after a hurried morning to see some patients and get to the CSB end-of-term all-day Parent Meeting, we once again had reason to rejoice. The first and second term parent meetings were contentious near disasters, with divisive arguing, poor turnouts, rumors, student discipline issues. This meeting was an amazing feast of thankfulness for the peace that now characterizes the place, for the good performance, for the long list of improvements. We heard the PTA chairman affirm that "this is not a school for any one tribe or race, it is for all the people of Uganda . . . you are here to work with us to expand God's Kingdom." Our District Education Officer, the highest official for all schools in the area, came and spoke and affirmed that CSB is the best in the district and addresses "the head and the heart" with quality education. Where we usually have an hour or two of parents complaining or demanding, we had a brief request about getting more security guards and setting aside some of the need-based scholarships for merit-based. Only two parents stood up to speak, and both said, we are satisfied. It was pretty incredible, but again, if we had not been through this tough year we might not have felt the depth of relief of having such a good day.

(stolen from Julia's instagram) my miracle brother-in-law Steve with Micah, Caleb, my mom Judy, my sister Janie, and Julia

Today my brother-in-law wrote a long post about his year, about his thanks heightened by the experience of nearly dying in August. His time of need was dire, his heart had stopped beating effectively, and he was unconscious and helpless. My sister and niece acted quickly, the excellent and ready EMT services acted quickly, the hospital ICU care was effective, his family, friends, and community came to support, and while all of those things existed prior to his near demise, he can sense the thankfulness for them more deeply now.

So, while 2019 has been a year of struggle, this has been a week of thanks, and I know in my heart that it was the going forth weeping with our seeds for planting that let us come again rejoicing with the sheaves. And that this moment of rejoicing needs to propel us outward again into more giving, more sweat and tears and even some blood. 

Click here to go to this page at Serge
This year you have an opportunity to join this cycle of Thanks and Giving. Serge has devoted #givingtuesday, on Dec 3, this coming week, to support Christ School. Link to this page to sponsor a student and transform a community. We have been giving our literal lives to this idea for a couple of decades but most intensely, this entire year. Scott is at an end-of-year school staff meeting as I write this. Much of the thanksgiving of yesterday was directed to the unseen could of witnesses, the mercy of God through the supporters who subsidize school fees and improve the infrastructure for learning. As an example of how that pays forward, a former missionary here Rick Gray once helped a young man who had struggled his way to University but had no money to live on while in school. That man is now our District Education Officer, a believer who is working to serve children and families in schools all over Bundibugyo. You never know who today's teenager will become in ten or twenty years, and the impact of a place like Christ School reverberates through the far reaches of our roads and the far stretch of our years.

Giving thanks for those who give, thanking God in the words of Psalm 126: The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad.


Nuclear News Roundup Dec 01, 2019



The Chicago Bears versus the Detroit Lions Quick Game Preview


by Bryan Dietzler The Chicago Bears, fresh off a 19-14 victory over the New York Giants will take on the 3-7-1 Detroit Lions this Thursday in Detroit. It’s the annual Thanksgiving game and this year the Bears are invited to attempt to take down the Lions on turkey day. The biggest question is, can they […]

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Video: Bears Look to Take Down the Lions on Thanksgiving to Start Week 13


The Lions and Bears are making playing on Turkey Day an annual tradition, as for the second straight year they will do battle to start week 13 at Ford Field. Here’s a preview from the NFL.

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Call for Papers - 'Globalization in the Modern Era'

<p class="MsoTitle" style="text-align:center">&nbsp;</p> <img alt="IT&amp;FA logo 1" data-align="center" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="eaf56795-b8f0-4bb4-953e-42597eb9f5d9" src="" /> <p class="MsoTitle" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:36pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;,serif"><span style="color:red"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:22.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Call for Papers</span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">30<sup>th</sup> International Conference</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The International Trade and Finance Association</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:red">Abstract Submission Deadline January 31, 2020</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:black">Theme:&nbsp; Globalization in the Modern Era<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; May 27 – 30, 2020</span></span></span></b><br /> <b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:black">University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, USA</span></span></span></b></span></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><b>Graduate Student Mentoring Event Included!</b> There will be a <b>special mentoring event this year for graduate students</b> on <b>Wednesday, May 27</b>. Members of ITFA will hold a day-long mentoring session to help students understand what is required of them as they progress through their academic or other professional careers. Please indicate your intention to attend this important, helpful event. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">BACKGROUND</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="letter-spacing:-.25pt">IT&amp;FA was founded in 1990 by a prestigious group of academics and professionals who believed that the study of "international" issues had not received the emphasis and attention that it should. The Association has professional members in over 30 countries. These include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States. Thirty years later, there are still some of the original founding members and many others who attend year after year. ITFA members welcome others to join our helpful, open group to further intellectual literature and discussions concerning the international realm.&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">CONFERENCE INFORMATION</span></span></strong> </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">IT&amp;FA is a multi-disciplinary association, and welcomes scholars and professionals from economics and finance, as well as all other areas of business, law, communications and other disciplines with an interest in globalization and the global economy.&nbsp; The conference will consist of regular competitive sessions, as well as plenary sessions dealing with high-profile issues.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">We invite theoretical, conceptual and empirical proposals and completed papers on all aspects of international trade and finance, including such emerging issues as cyber security and economic warfare, digital free trade and e-commerce, intellectual property protections, and trade in various services. IT&amp;FA also seeks papers on trade policy, exchange rates, investments and capital flows, banking, migration, tourism, communications, transportation, governance and law, and management and marketing.&nbsp; Industry-specific studies are welcome (such as agriculture, retail, textiles, and entertainment), as are proposals dealing with multilateral, regional, and national issues impacting international trade and finance are also invited.&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list 36.0pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Program</span></span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">: Offers discussions of economic topics across many disciplines via speakers and panels.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list 36.0pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Special Events</span></span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">: The Presidential Address, award presentations, paper/panel presentations, gala dinner, and networking opportunities.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list 36.0pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Paper Awards</span></span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">: We offer US$500 for the best faculty paper submitted to the conference and US$250 for the best student paper (no faculty authors included), along with certificates confirming each. These must be uploaded to the Awards section of the website. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">REGISTRATION</span></span></b><br /> <br /> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">IT&amp;FA’s registration fee is US$300 for <u>all</u> participants/US$125 for students who submit abstracts by January 31, 2020. This fee will cover registration, associated conference expenses, and one year’s membership in IT&amp;FA, with access to the <i>Global Economy Journal</i>. </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Cancellations: Before March 31, 2019, 100% of the registration fee is refundable. After March 31, 50% of the fee is refundable.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The conference will open with a reception on Wednesday, May 27, hold sessions on Thursday and Friday, including a banquet on Friday evening, and conclude with final sessions or a group event on Saturday, May 30. Those planning to depart on Sunday, May 31, will have time to investigate the unique circumstances that connect Richmond, Virginia, and the surrounding Washington, DC, area to the evolving global economy. These include important history, world-class cultural beautiful parks, and shopping. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">IT&amp;FA seeks both proposals for individual papers and for complete sessions. Complete sessions should have three to four papers. In the case of multiple authors for a paper, at least one author must register for the conference. All attending must pay the registration fees. No participant will be permitted to present more than two papers. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">DEADLINES: </span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">November 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020 – Registration Materials and Abstracts submitted for Peer Review</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">February 23, 2020 – Notification of Acceptance by this date. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">March 15, 2020 – Payment of Registration Fee Due. <u>Visa documentation requests due along with payment, if not requested earlier.</u> Cancellation for 100% returned fees, 50% return fees hereafter.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">March 15, 2020 – <u>Deadline for Hotel Registrations</u>. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">May 10, 2020 - Conference schedule posted online.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">May 27 to May 30, 2020 – Conference convenes in Richmond, Virginia.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">For additional registration information and updates, please see the association website:&nbsp; </span></span></span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><a href="" style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"><b><span style="color:black"></span></b></a><b> &nbsp;&nbsp;</b></span></span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">If you have any questions, please contact </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Prof. Sarah K. Bryant, Executive Vice President, at </span></span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

Happy Thanksgiving

If your celebration involved the death of a turkey, thank you. If you have no intention of participating in the Charcoal Grey Thursday Sales, you are a true patriot. The entire WKRP in Cincinnati – “Turkeys Away” episode and/or the original recording of Alice’s Restaurant.

2019 Turkey Trot in Detroit

Photos from the 2019 Turkey Trot in downtown Detroit on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019.


America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit 2019: What to know

With a Lions game, the parade along Woodward Avenue, the Turkey Trot and road closures downtown, planning will make getting there less stressful.


A flock of runners dashes in Turkey Trot races through downtown Detroit

Wanna eat anything and everything at Thanksgiving dinner? Then run 6.2 miles beforehand -- like this flock of 16,000 folks in Detroit's Turkey Trot.


No. 3 Don Bosco downs No. 2 Turkey Valley in State Football Semifinals


CEDAR FALLS - The No. 3 Don Bosco Dons took advantage of several Trojan turnovers to post a 50-6 win over No. 2 Turkey Valley in the Eight-Man State Football Semifinals on Nov. 14 at the UNI-Dome.


NATO's birthday summit risks highlighting splits not unity

A birthday celebration for NATO this week is set to be overshadowed by rows about Turkey's offensive in Syria, France's declaration the alliance is brain dead and uncertainty over US commitment to trans-Atlantic defence.

As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Issaquah to host its 10th Annual Turkey Trot 5K


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The race begins at 9 a.m. on Nov. 28.

Issaquah to host its 10th Annual Turkey Trot 5K
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Community Calendar

Pick of the Week – The Elmhurst event NOT to be missed!   Thursday, Nov. 28 Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot The Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot steps off at 9 a.m. from Park Ave. & Cottage Hill. To register, visit     Holiday reminder: Thursday, Nov. 28 Friday, Nov. 29 […]

WATCH: YBN Cordae “Thanksgiving,” Onyx “Kill Da Mic” & More!

Tomorrow families across America will be reuniting to feast on turkeys, mac & cheese and all the fixings, and with that being the case YBN Cordae done got in the turkey day spirit for his latest offering. In his visual for “Thanksgiving,” YBN recreates that special dinner that brings together family and friends who can […]


This week, Tom has a big list of what local and national folks should really be thankful for. On this Thanksgiving:…

Greece to ask for NATO support over Turkish-Libyan military agreement

Greece will seek support from NATO at an alliance summit in London this week following a military deal signed by Turkey and Libya's UN-recognised government, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with the head of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Prime Minister Fayed al-Sarraj, on Wednesday to sign agreements on security and military cooperation, as well as maritime jurisdictions. The agreements have also rai

The Thanksgiving Journey - 1620 to Today - November 25, 2019

This week Youth Beat talks turkey! Tune in to live through the very first "Thanksgiving," then watch as it blossoms into a national holiday over 200 years later. Learn what the Pilgrims did and didn't eat, how a single woman saved Thanksgiving and how a Greek legend came to be a treasure centerpiece.

25:27 minutes (23.3 MB)

Turkey Starts Testing S-400 Air Defence System

The Ankara Governorate announced that the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has started testing the radar systems of its newly acquired S-400 long-range air defence system.

Turkey Quesadillas

Spice up your Thanksgiving leftovers with this fast and easy dish.

Black Friday Deals - Frog God Games - PRINT Products as much as 59% off - 2019 10" iPad for $249 - Troll Lord Sale 25% (plus 10% or 20%)


Sorry I'm late getting these deals up, but I had to confirm the Frog God Games Sale. Frog God Games is running a Black Friday weekend sale on the Frog God website. A large selection on the site, PRINT & PDF, is 35% off.

But wait! If you go to Humble Bundle and buy the Orcus' 5e Holiday Horde Bundle (an amazing value no matter the system you play, and you can buy in for as low as a buck) you get a one time use coupon for 30% off your Frog God Games order. Together, the sale discount and the coupon discount come to 59% off the regular price. Damn!

I snagged the Necromancer Gab Bag myself - normally $200, snagged for $91 plus shipping.

Then on Amazon, you have the 2019 10" iPad for $249 (regularly $329) - a hard to beat price for probably the best tablet on the market if you are swimming in PDFs like me, this is hard to pass up.

Troll Lord Games is also having a sale. Here's the skinny:

Yes, that's right, Black Friday is upon us and now that we are full of turkey and stuffing and pie, it's time to get down to business!

Starting Now save on all our items, including the Castles & Crusades Players Handbook, Castle Keepers Guide, adventures, maps, 5th Edition adventures, Amazing Adventures RPG, Victorious RPG -- you name it! All you have to do is enter this coupon code at checkout: THX25 and your 25% off will be automatically applied!

That's not all!
You can save even more in our biggest blowout yet!

Spend $20 to $49.99, get an extra 10% off automatically applied.
Spend $50 or more, get a whopping 20% extra off!

There's never been a better time to stock up!
It all starts now! We'll roll this through Cyber Monday Night at midnight but don't delay as some items are low in stock.

Note, both the Amazon and Humble Bundle links are affiliate links, and a portion of your purchases will help fund The Tavern. I thank you in advance and will post more deals as I come across them.

Easy 30-Minute Turkey Noodle Soup


Easy 30-Minute Turkey Noodle Soup

Easy 30-Minute Turkey Noodle Soup —Have leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Make this turkey soup!! It’s easy and tastes like grandma’s homemade chicken noodle soup, but with turkey!! Leftover Turkey Soup Recipe This turkey soup is chicken noodle soup’s cousin. And it’s perfect for using up your leftover Thanksgiving turkey. You know you have some. Or maybe […]

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Brett Favre was back on the field at Lambeau to help coach Colorado family's Turkey Bowl game

The legendary Packers quarterback also did the coin toss, and linebacker Rashan Gary surprised them with cleats.


Euro 2020 draw: Will Germany, France or Portugal be the odd ones out? England, Croatia meet again

Jon Champion and Taylor Twellman react to Germany, France and Portugal being grouped together at Euro 2020. The FC crew feel Joachim Low and Germany are under the microscope at Euro 2020. Jon Champion is cautiously optimistic about England's chances at Euro 2020. Now the Euro 2020 draw has been made, the previews and predictions can begin! The tournament can be viewed LIVE in the U.S. on ESPN networks, from June 12 to July 12. Jump to: Group A&nbsp;| Group B&nbsp;| Group C&nbsp;| Group D&nbsp;| Group E&nbsp;| Group F Group A Prediction: 1. Italy 2. Wales 3. Turkey 4. Switzerland Overview:&nbsp;Italy were one of two teams (Belgium) to finish qualifying with a perfect record, but avoiding France and Portugal must come as a relief. Turkey took four points...

Runners brave windy conditions at 14th annual Turkey Trot in Mattituck


More than 700 runners braved windy conditions to compete in the 14th annual Mattituck-Cutchogue Teachers’ Association Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot...
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Возрождение Арарата.  В уходящем году возобновились восхождения на библейскую гору


Несколько лет восхождения на Арарат были строго запрещены.   И вот в этом году мы дождались  долгожданного открытия  горы.   Минувшим летом Клуб 7 Вершин возобновил программы Восхождения на Арарат.  Мы провели несколько групп с  нашими гидами во главе.  А также почти каждую неделю отдельные восходители  отправлялись  в путешествие по программе Проекта Горняшка, для восхождения с местными гидами. 



Сейчас уже можно и нужно строить планы на следующий год. Клуб 7 Вершин планирует собрать несколько групп для восхождения вместе со своими супер-гидами.  


Программа, цены и график поездок



А также  в рамках Проекта Горняшка Вы можете  попытаться взойти на Арарат с местными гидами.


Программа, цены и график поездок


 Даты обновлены. Присоединяйтесь!


Фотографии из экспедиции на Арарат под руководством гида Клуба 7 Вершин Ивана Душарина.















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The Truth About (Wild) Turkeys

He insisted that there must have been some sort of large bird native to the area, since the local tribes constructed small granaries to store acorns. It is indisputable that he knows everything. If you're not sure, just ask him. What makes family gatherings extra fun - his son is even more insufferable.

Thanksgiving leftovers: what's your favorite?

Chef Paul Bertolli mentions in his cookbook that turkey stock makes the finest risotto. I would apply that to jook too!

Fresh turkey–sell by date was yesterday

We cooked the turkey and it was delicious. Now I’ve gotta learn about brining! Next year?

55 Degree Turkey Safe?

another reminder to shop local. :-)

Brining Turkey

I don't see this as being a problem at all. The way I see it, the turkey went from being in the fridge to being placed in something slightly warm, and then right back in the fridge. This is not the same problem that commercial kitchens face all the time with large quantities of hot food staying in the Danger Zone for too long because the hot center can't cool down.

Can I marinate my turkey and pork shoulder pork tonight for thursday?

You can brine tonight, then let air dry tomorrow and Wed for prep Thurs. I wouldn't use an acid marinade.

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November 22, 2019


Verse of the Day: Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.  3 John 1:2

Basketball Games: TONIGHT! - Our Junior varsity and varsity boys have games this evening at 6 pm and 7:15 pm in the ROC gym.  Come out and cheer on the Mustangs!

Junior High Girls' Basketball Meeting: Monday, November 25 @ 3:15 pm in the ROC - A coach has showed interest in coaching a team this year.  Her name is Merry Kroeger and she is a pastor at Abundant Harvest church.  An informational meeting is being had to determine if there are enough girls interested in putting a team together for this winter.  Interested girls in grades 5th-9th grades, and a parent, are invited to attend the meeting.   

School Board Meeting: Monday, November 25 @ 6:30 pm

Perkins Pies: Seniors are selling pies for $14 from now until Wednesday, November 27.  When a pie is purchased, you will receive a certificate that can be used at any time.  You can purchase pies in the office or from any senior student.  Thank you for supporting their efforts!

Operation Christmas Child: Thank you to everyone who donated and/or came out to pack Operation Christmas Child Shoe boxes!!!  18 boxes were packed!

Thanksgiving Feast: Wednesday, November 27 @ 11:30 - If you signed up to prepare a turkey or mashed potatoes, THANK YOU!  Feast Day is a blessed time for our Applewood families, and it is a beloved tradition.  We are looking forward to sharing in a meal of Thanksgiving with each of you!  I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.  Psalms 69:30

No School: Friday, November 29

Classes Resume: Monday, December 2 @ 8 am 

Scholastic Book Orders: If you are interested in ordering books through Scholastic, in order to receive books before Christmas break, orders must be submitted no later than Friday, December 6.  Miss Dial has paper flyers available, or you are welcome to order online.  Thank you for helping our teachers earn free books for their classrooms! 

Christmas Program: December 10 @ 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary - We are starting a new tradition this year at ACS!  Rather than having a Christmas program with rehearsals, costumes, etc., we are having an Old Fashioned Christmas Get Together!  We will come together for a relaxing time of song and fellowship.  We will gather together in the Sanctuary for a time of singing, followed by a time of fellowship over hot cocoa, cider, and cookies in the Awana Room.  We will be singing some of the students' favorite Christmas carols and everyone will have the opportunity to decorate a sugar cookie.  Special thanks to Family Club for providing the refreshments for the evening.  Feel free to wear your favorite Christmas attire or your coziest pajamas.   

Spirit Days: Monday, December 16 - Pajama Day; Wednesday, December 18 - Crazy Sock & Hat Day; Friday, December 20 - Ugly Sweater Day

Christmas Gift Exchange - During Thanksgiving Feast Day, students will draw names with fellow classmates for the gift exchange.  Students will bring home a letter with all of the details that same day.  We ask that gifts follow a monetary limit: K-5th grades $3-$5, 6th-8th grades $5-$7, and 9th-12th grades $7-$10.  Please bring wrapped gifts, with the receivers name on it, to the school office no later than Wednesday, December 18.   

Christmas Party Day: December 20 from 8:10 to 11:30 am - This will be a fun day of fellowship with classmates, teachers, and room parents.  All parents are invited to join us!  Students will play games, do crafts, watch a movie, eat snacks, and exchange Christmas gifts.  For elementary students, please bring a healthy and a sweet snack to share.  For grades 6th-12th, please bring the following: Last name beginning with A-L bring a sweet snack, M-Z bring a healthy snack. Following clean up, school will dismiss at 11:30 am.  Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 8.        

Birthdays: November: (23) Steven Bussey; December: (1) Gaye Hiller, (5) David Bessert, (12) Jennifer Bessert(12) Molly Sumner; January: (5) Alaina Spencer, (8) Madeline Sumner, (10) Grace Smith, (21) Samuel Chernish, (25) Erika Rehmer, (27) Samuel Bessert, (30) Isaac Cormican


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The Kardashians’ Thanksgiving Posts Reveal They Split Up For Turkey Day

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Kacey Musgraves’ New Christmas Album Has Some Amazing Featured Artists

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Muslim mothers mainly saw circumcision in terms of religion or tradition but wanted it to be carried out medical professionals.

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Muslim mothers mainly saw circumcision in terms of religion or tradition but wanted it to be carried out medical professionals.

Acta Paediatr. 2019 Nov 22;:

Authors: Altunkol A, Abat D, Topuz AN, Alma E, Gürbüz ZG, Verit A

AIM: This study assessed the relationship between the education level of Muslim Turkish mothers whose sons had been circumcised and their views on circumcision.
METHODS: Interviews based on 20 close-ended questions were carried out in the Çukurova region of Southern Turkey between June 2015 and September 2016. The participants were 1497 Muslim Turkish mothers whose sons had been circumcised and who were recruited using convenience sampling in schools, hospitals and public spaces.
RESULTS: Most (82%) of the mothers saw circumcision as a religious and traditional requirement, 64% mentioned the health benefits and 48% mentioned cosmetic appearance. The majority (80%) were performed by health organisations, with two-thirds (66%) expressing this preference. Most circumcisions were at school age (38%), which was about 6 years of age plus at the time of the study, and there were no complications in 79% of cases. Higher education levels were associated with views that circumcision was an important surgical procedure, it decreased the risk of urinary tract infections, it should be performed in hospitals and the foreskin did not prevent sexual intercourse.
CONCLUSION: Circumcision was mainly seen as a religious and traditional ritual and more highly educated Turkish Muslim mothers were better informed about the health aspects.

PMID: 31755589 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


PHOTOS: Presidential turkey pardons — a look back


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12 Black Friday Deals for 2019 You Should Not Pass Up


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Eastern Sierra Bowmen hosting Annual Turkey Shoot


  Eastern Sierra Bowmen Archery Club is hosting their Annual Turkey Shoot. Event will take place  Saturday, November 23rd (weather permitting) from 9AM to 2PM at the Club’s Millpond Archery Range off of Highway 395. All ages and experience levels welcome.“Prizes include multiple Thanksgiving Turkeys for the Adults and Cornish Game Hens for the Kids.”  

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Leftover Turkey Tamale Pie


Leftover Turkey Tamale Pie is a delicious, cheesy one-pot meal that’s a great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers!  I know.  Here I am the day before Thanksgiving and I’m already talking leftovers.  But! Let’s be real. The reason we have Thanksgiving is because of the leftovers, right? Thought so. Personally, I think everything tastes […]

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Open-Faced Persian Chicken Sandwich with Pomegranate Honey


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Thanksgiving Brunch Board


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Craig Peterson 0:00
Hey everybody, Welcome. Hey, its Craig Petersson here. I am so excited about Thanksgiving. We've got some family in town going out to breakfast today together, which is going to be fun and then we got a great Thanksgiving day tomorrow all planned out smoked turkeys that we're making today. This is really going to be something my wife was up making some baking some pies, including a very cool one that she saw on I guess on the British baking show or maybe it's a Paul Hollywood pie, but it's like a three-layer pie. I'm so excited. You guess it, I am not doing keto tomorrow. And I won't be doing a whole lot of fasting tomorrow either. So I'm breaking a couple of my normal things here to really celebrate the time together with family and I hope you guys can too. All right, I'm going now to WGAN by the way this weekend's radio show is going to be "A best of Show" So, you know, no calls please they say. Here we go talking about Thanksgiving type stuff with our friends can and Matt.

Ken Altschuler
All right, it is the day before Thanksgiving ladies, gentlemen, or the day after the day before the big day and Craig Peterson joins us on this fine Wednesday to tell us all about what's happening in the world of technology, including a lot of Black Friday, Cyber Monday. Holiday related topics, perhaps even

Matt Gagnon
Craig, how are you this morning.

Craig Peterson
Yeah. Hey, good morning, gentlemen. You're right. The big days coming up only What now? two more days. Black Friday.

Matt Gagnon
Are you talking about Black Friday?

Craig Peterson
Yes, I am. Then we have Cyber Monday. Did you know that there's a day and I didn't even know about this. It's called Travel Tuesday. No, you haven't heard about this? No, well apparently over the last couple of years and this is supposed to be true this year is Well, the airlines have the best deals of the year coming up this Tuesday. So most of the really good deals are only starting January 1, but you have to buy them on Tuesday. So get online, poke around. And if you're planning on flying down to Florida or someplace slightly warmer than Maine in January in February, you should really look on Tuesday. Now, there are some great tools you can use for airlines as well. I think you guys have like a favorite site or a tool you use for finding and booking airfare.

Matt Gagnon 
The site that I use to find in book airfare is the one I can find the cheapest possible. I go to Hopper to compare them, right? I hate to be cliche, but I'm, I'm Expedia or Travelocity if I want to book it but then I kind of go the look at the deals then I go the airlines themselves because the problem is of the airlines and The flight gets messed up and Travelocity won't really help you out there.

Craig Peterson
Yeah, Boy it is going to be really bad this Thanksgiving as far as flights go because of all these storms. Well, I'm glad you use Hopper. That was my recommendation last year and is again this year. Hopper is an app that you can get for your smartphone or tablet. And what it does is it allows you to track the prices on airline flights and hotels now as well. It looks at all of this historical data. So examining hundreds of million prices here over the last, I think there's about five years worth of data right now. And so they can kind of predict when the best time to book is and it'll pop a little message up on your smartphone, saying hey, you know that trip that you wanted to make to Naples, Florida, the best time to buy it is right now and then it tells you, hey, coming up in two or three days, the price is going to go up by $30. It's a good one. Can I think you're right about that? Another one you guys might want to check out. And our listeners, of course, as well, is Google has Google flights that have been out there now for a good couple of years. And Google won't show you some of the really inexpensive airlines. Like, for instance, Southwest Airlines is one of the leading in the price category plus you get free luggage. But with Google flights, you can tell it I want to take so many bags are so many people. Here's where I want to go. And it will compare all of the major airlines. It's tied right into their databases. So those are good ones. And then you guys mentioned like, Matt, I think you mentioned Expedia and some others. They are not bad at all. But I'll tell you my big secret to save money on these things. I do use hopper for the airline flight And then I'll double-check on Google and make sure everything looks legit. And I'll go to the airline flight, I tend to buy it right from the airline flight not from Hopper or not through Google either. I'll get my airline flight and I will not book a hotel. Now, the exception to booking a hotel is if I'm going to a conference or something, right, but if I'm going out to visit friends or families, I will not book a hotel. And then when I get there, I use hotwire. And hotwire has this feature where you don't know what hotel you're getting. But you do know that that particular hotel that is offering to you, you do know what the ratings are of the people that have been there. And I felt the ratings on hotwire to be way more accurate than those on Travelocity or Expedia or most of the other sites. So I'll show up and I'll be saving 50% or more on the hotel price, the best price I could find anywhere. So I'll try to book at two or three in the afternoon. So if you don't mind a little, a little uncertainty in your travel, you don't necessarily you don't know what hotel it really is, you know the area it is going to be in, generally speaking, it's usually a few miles by a couple of miles. So, if you don't have a car might be a problem, but today with Uber and lift, what the heck. And you also don't know exactly which hotel it's going to be, but that's what I do. I booked them. It's been kind of fun. I used it in Europe as well. When we traveled around, we just decided where do you want to go today? And we went on hotwire. It worked in France. It was really kind of cool. So those there's a couple of techie travel tips for everybody. Or there you go.

Matt Gagnon
Craig Peterson joins us as he always does on Wednesdays to go over what's happening in the world of technology. And speaking of that world of technology. How scary can it be Craig, we've got lots of scams, probably that are related jams, all the deals that are out there, you've got Black Friday. You know, sales like $11 for a DVD player or whatever and a lot of places and you can I'm sure sees a lot of stuff online. So how do you kind of judge the garbage and the scams and the lies and the whatever from the real stuff? Like what should I be looking for this Black Friday to protect myself if nothing else?

Craig Peterson
Well, the best tip I think for everybody you mentioned, like the $11 DVD players, is Matt, who uses  DVD players anymore. It's a good point.

Matt Gagnon 
It's a good point. That is a good point.

Craig Peterson
But you're right on there because the number one thing is: if the deal is too good to be true if you're seeing just the most fantastic deal being offered. That's really kind of the number one thing and it is the easiest to look for. But right now we've got these types of squatting domains. Those of us with fat fingers, domain names, be where, because there are about 110,000 typo-squatting domains. So that means if you type in something incorrectly like if you type out orifice instead of office when you're trying to go to the Microsoft site, there's 110,000 of those. There are four times as many fake domain cybersquatting domains as real retailers that are out there. So this is kind of hard to figure out what valid or not, and you cannot rely on that little lock up in the corner right there on the left of the URL bar, that lock, you cannot depend on that, meaning that this site is legitimate or really secure. So use some common sense if you're on a website, and you're on a big-box retailer or one of your favorite places to shop online. And you see ads on there from other sites. So let's just say you're on the Walmart site, and you're seeing ads from Amazon. Hey, it ain't the Walmart site. All right? So things like that there are these clues that go back and forth. But Matt, I would suggest you just double check your spelling type in the URL directly. Because I've also found that there is there's something called Google poisoning. And what that is, is the bad guys, go ahead and make it so that when you are typing something in the Google results that start coming up, are in fact, the fake sites that type of squatting sites on Google knows this. So they have people who are watching for that to happen this time of year. So bottom line, if you stick with the real big guys that are out there, the names we all know. And if you spell them right, even if you look them up in Google, you're probably going to be arriving at the right website. Now that doesn't mean the way that the data is absolutely Be safe, but you'll probably be on the right website. So you know, be careful of sites that are asking you to download their apps, a lot of sites have those nowadays. Bottom line, it doesn't matter, you're almost always better off just using the website as opposed to using their app in almost every case. Be careful of some of the bargains bait and switch is a big problem this time of year with some of the smaller retailers. bait and switch have also been a problem with some of these short term rental places like the Airbnb is out there, where they call you up the day before your booking for the house or the room and they say yeah, we had a flood, a water pipe broke, etc, etc. We've got another place for you, so don't worry about it. They do this the day before you're supposed to arrive. Also, be very careful of those discount cards. Be careful of that as well. But if you Want to find good discounts online, there's a plugin that I use when I'm shopping called Honey. If you use honey online, it's absolutely amazing. Honey is a coupon finder, and you can find that online as well. Obviously a join then when you visit a shopping site, it will automatically try, well you actually have to click on it, but it'll try a bunch of discount coupon codes that are known to work and they can save you a whole bunch of money online. Honey dot com is something else that you might want to look for. Bottom line, be cautious pay attention. And everybody have a great great Thanksgiving. Black Friday, Cyber Monday and airline Tuesday this week.

Ken Altschuler
Good. Our tech guru joins us every Wednesday at 738 have a great Turkey day we will see Talk to you next Wednesday, Craig.

Craig Peterson
All right, gentlemen, take care.

Matt Gagnon
Thank you, Craig. All right. So with that, we're going to take a quick break here. We're gonna go into the newsroom and get once again,

Craig Peterson
Hey, everybody, have a great Thanksgiving. And we will be back of course next week. I think Monday is when I'm hitting it again. Take care. Bye-bye.

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5 Great Thanksgiving Movies

Turkey day is almost upon us and with it comes the joy we experience by being with our families and sharing a wonderful and hopefully delicious meal. After the big meal, get the family together and enjoy one of these great holiday films, old and new.   The Oath If you thought your family gatherings…

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November 26, 2019 - PBS NewsHour full episode

Tuesday on the NewsHour, the UN has an alarming assessment of the impact of climate change -- and why we're not doing enough to stop it. Plus: Court decisions and public hearings in the impeachment inquiry, the rise and fall of WeWork, Italian houses selling for cheap, the problem of global plastic use, Karine Jean-Pierre on her immigrant upbringing, found art and the presidential turkey pardon.

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Smoking A Little Turkey With Willie

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Some basic facts to mull over:

A new study from Brown University’s Costs of War project puts that terror into stark relief. It estimates that 800,000 people have been killed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, and Yemen in the wars we’ve launched since 9/11, with local civilians representing the largest share of that total.
But that’s a conservative estimate. When you add those who died from preventable causes thanks to decimated health care, food, and sanitation systems in our many war zones, American University’s David Vine writes, the figure climbs to 3.1 million. The vast majority are civilians.
That’s over 1,000 times the number of innocents who died on 9/11—an almost incomprehensible toll.

Americans have also paid dearly for these wars: $6.4 trillion, plus significant losses of life and limb. Some 7,000 U.S. troops have died in these conflicts. 

Maybe toss out that when you're passing the turkey around the table.

"Iraq snapshot" (THE COMMON ILLS):
Tuesday, November 26, 2019.  More problems for Joe Biden and the protests continue in Iraq as another protesters is shot dead.

Starting in the US where the race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination continues.  What also continues?  War Hawk Joe Biden's struggling campaign.  As Kat noted, Joe's lost a key staffer.  Vanessa Cardenas.  Marc Caputo (POLITICO) reports:

A senior Joe Biden campaign staffer in charge of outreach to Latino, African-American and women’s groups has quit her post, telling two allies she was frustrated over her lack of input and with the presidential candidate’s immigration rhetoric.

Vanessa Cárdenas, the most senior Latina Biden staffer, had been serving as national coalitions director since the campaign formally announced its existence April 25. She resigned last week and has since changed her bio on Twitter to say she was “formerly with @joebiden.”
Cárdenas did not return a call or text message, but two friends familiar with her thinking told POLITICO that she felt the campaign wasn’t heeding her advice on immigration as she tried to reach out to Latino groups that have had longstanding concerns with the former vice president’s rhetoric and record stemming from the Obama administration.  

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  • According to someone with knowledge of Vanessa Cardenas frustration from her time within Biden camp, there was concern the campaign is not welcoming on any suggestions on tone, immigration messaging, and they’re defensive on Obama deportations.

  • Again, there was mention of how frustrated they were with Jorge Ramos pummeling from September debate. The thing is Latino staff/activists know Ramos would ask Qs like this since he did of Obama.

  • A feeling from people who have spoken with Vanessa Cardenas was also the belief that Biden camp is taking Latinos for granted.

    Biden telling a Latino immigration activist “You should vote for Trump” came after Vanessa Cardenas decided to leave but like Caputo said it underscored the reasons for leaving.

    As it was said to me, you don’t have to hit Obama to say to activists “you’re right, DHS and ICE have been weaponized against Latinos, I will clean house and will review orders of deportation,” even if you won’t say you will end them all.