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          Migrants fuelled EU population increase by 1MILLION as Luxembourg and Sweden have some of the biggest swells      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Daily Mail [UK], by David Churchill Posted By: Attercliffe- Tue, 10 33 2018 10:33:17 GMT Migration fuelled a population increase of more than 1million across the EU last year, with Britain seeing the sixth largest relative increase. The rise in numbers across the bloc came despite there being more deaths than births, a report revealed yesterday. The figures show there were around 513.6million people living in the EU’s 28 member states on January 1 this year, compared with 512.5million on the same day last year – a rise of 1.1million. During 2017, there were 5.3million deaths recorded, compared with 5.1million births, meaning the increase was down to net migration, according to the report compiled by Eurostat, the EU
          AMZER® Designer Case - Love For Luxembourg      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Personalize your handheld while you protect it! This Designer case for Xiaomi Mi 8 are fashioned from a durable hard shell and topped off with a soft finish. The case is able to resist shock from accidental bumps and drops, providing the ultimate in phone protection. This Xiaomi Mi 8 Designer case snaps perfectly around your device and features precise cutouts for all ports and controls. So add a layer of fun and a layer of protection to your Xiaomi Mi 8 with a Designer Case! Customised and Print on Demand products like Designer Cases, Designer Hybrid Cases, Neoprene Sleeves can not be returned for a refund, they can only be replaced if any manufacturing/printing defect is found.
          Press Releases: Microsoft lance Surface Go, sa Surface la plus petite, la plus légère et la plus abordable      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Aujourd’hui, Microsoft introduit Surface Go, le dernier membre de la famille Surface. L’appareil, son clavier et la souris sont disponibles dès aujourd’hui 10 juillet en précommande en Belgique et au Luxembourg via Microsoft Store
          Mondial 2018 - Le Glacis s'est enflammé pour France-Belgique      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LUXEMBOURG - Les supporters de la France comme de la Belgique se sont réunis ce mardi soir au Glacis pour la demi-finale. Beaucoup sont venus en groupes binationaux.
          Incident au Luxembourg - Un train évacué... à cause d'un space cake      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LUXEMBOURG - Lundi midi, les passagers montés à bord d'un train à Luxembourg ont dû être débarqués pour une raison plutôt surprenante!
          Carburants au Luxembourg - Le prix de l'essence repart à la baisse      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LUXEMBOURG - Le litre de sans plomb 95 et de sans plomb 98 sera vendu un tout petit peu moins cher, à partir de mercredi, dans toutes les stations-services du Grand-Duché.
          Microsoft Announces The Surface Go-Most Portable And Affordable Surface Product      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   



Surface Go – The Smallest, Thinnest, Lightest, And The Most Affordable Surface Yet.

The New 10” Surface Go Gives You Laptop Performance With Tablet Portability, Adjustable Built-in Kickstand, Power To Run Day-to-day Software Like Office 365, And A Stunning Touchscreen.



Microsoft Surface Go Comes With The 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y And Packs Up To 8GB LPDDR3 RAM And 128 GB SSD. The Go Also Comes With An Optional Keyboard Cover. According To Microsoft The Surface  Go Offers Up To 9 Hours Of Battery Life On A Single Charge. 
For Consumers Device Will Comes With Windows 10 Home In S Mode,While For Commercial Users There Is Windows 10 Pro Option Available.


With Surface Go Microsoft Also Includes New Accessories Like Signature Type Cover & Surface Mobile Mouse.

Microsoft Surface Go Will Be Available For Pre-order From Today In The U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Taiwan, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Malaysia, And Thailand.
In The U.S. And Canada It Will Be Available On August 2,Microsoft Didn't Announce When It Will Be Available For Other Countries.
Microsoft Surface Go Essential Model With 4GB RAM And 64GB SSD Cost $399,While The 8GB RAM Model With 128GB SSD Costs $549.

          Czech Republic U-20 - Luxembourg U-20      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Basketball. European Championship U-20 B / Men. Group Stage.
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          TV 2 vant ny runde i retten mot luxembourgsk selskap – som nekter å gi opp      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
– Lagmannsrettens kjennelse er enda klarere i TV 2s favør enn Byfogdembetets kjennelse, sier TV 2s advokat. Men motparten PM International vurderer nå å anke saken videre til Høyesterett.
          Inspecteurs Techniques      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Inspecteurs Techniques - Tehnologia informaţiei

VOUS CHERCHEZ UN NOUVEAU DEFI AVEC UNE EVOLUTION ? NOUS ENGAGEONS : DES INSPECTEURS TECHNIQUES (M/F) Evaluer l’état technique des véhicules, gérer le déroulement du contrôle technique selon les procédures et conformément aux prescriptions légales. Etablir le rapport de contrôle technique, le communiquer au client et lui rapporter les éventuelles non-conformités constatées. Collaborer activement à la gestion des non-conformités et réclamations avec les responsables. Participer à la démarche d'amélioration continue, dans son domain de compétence. Formation en mécanique auto/moto électrique automobile ou mécatronique, avec DAP ou Brevet de Maîtrise, ou équivalent. Expérience professionnelle de 3 ans au moins dans l’automobile.   Vos aptitudes personnelles Sens aigu des responsabilités Bon esprit d’équipe Excellent contact avec les clients Maîtrise du luxembourgeois, du français et de l’allemand.

    Companie: SNCT Station de contrôle Sandweiler
    Tipul locului de muncă: Full-time

          Business Analyst (senior) Change Management Luxembourg 720…      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Business Analyst (senior) Change Management Luxembourg 720… - Altele

Business Analyst (senior) Change Management Luxembourg 720 euros day

This will suit people happy to work in Luxembourg for at least 1-2-3 years.

There is simple so much working coming from this client.

There are 2-3 huge transformation programmes that need attention. (Some from the business side (Transfer agency - fund accounting and regulatory change; others that are global reporting, others more Change!)

All impact the business and IT - obviously.

Location; Luxembourg;

720 euros day 1-2-3 year contract.

Overview of Role

The Senior Business Analysts are responsible for supporting internal business customers to help deliver business change across a number of areas. You will be working closely with the Programme/Project Manager and Heads of Department to help analyse requirements and shape project deliverables across the whole programme, with a particular emphasis on Data Analysis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Requirements Gathering
  • Liaising with senior stakeholders within the business and technology teams
  • Data Analysis/modelling
  • Analysis of fund performance statistics
  • Current state analysis

Essential Skills/Experience

  • Excellent understanding of the Asset Management industry
  • Good knowledge of Client Reporting systems/processes
  • Performance Measurement & Attribution (PMA) knowledge
  • Data Analysis/Modelling experience
  • Strong BA skills/techniques
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good stakeholder management

Desirable Skills/Experience

  • Experience of working in an agile environment (preferably SAFe)
  • Experience of leading/mentoring junior members of the team
  • Experience of test planning/execution
  • Experience of both large and small scale change projects
  • Working knowledge of equities, Fixed Income & derivative asset classes
  • Relevant Business Analyst and/or Asset Management qualifications

Please note; unless you have a Luxembourg set up you need to work via an umbrella company to pay tax and social security in country. We need this done from day one. Tax and social security is circa 34%, the umbrella company pay you direct into your bank every month and the take care of all administrative work - insurance/indemnity and so on. Simple, easy, legal and a must-do for EU contracts. You have nothing to do but the work you are contracted to do and send a timesheet at the end of the month. They charge 700 euros month for the first 6 months, 550 euros there-after. This is a simple one-stop-shop and the best way to work legally in Luxembourg.

You can also register a UK (or other EU country) limited company in Luxembourg via an umbrella company and an A1 form - higher retention (higher take home for you), More like 79% but you will have to do your accounts and your Limited Company must be existing, ie you cannot create one especially to do this!.

    Companie: McCabe & Barton
    Tipul locului de muncă: Alte
    Salariu: EUR 720 / Pe zi/noapte

          Wintel Engineer; VCP VMWare Certified Luxembourg 6 month…      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Wintel Engineer; VCP VMWare Certified Luxembourg 6 month… - Altele

Wintel Engineer; VCP VMWare Certified Luxembourg 6 month contract

The main responsibility is to provide support for our EMEA Infrastructure Platforms and contribute to global platform projects

  • Daily monitoring and maintenance tasks on our EMEA Infrastructure.
  • Monitoring and maintaining EMEA Servers & Storage, both Hardware and Software
  • Monitoring and maintaining EMEA VMware infrastructure
  • Enhance the Server/Storage infrastructure to productively manage availability to business.
  • Provide 2nd/3rd Line support for Server Hardware and OS, VMWare & Storage
  • Assist in the support of our Backup solution, EVault
  • Provide Project resource and consultancy
  • Participate in the On Call Support rota
  • Provide out of hours On Call support
  • Work out of business hours when required

Required Qualifications

At least 5 years in an enterprise IT environment with a high level of exposure to Wintel systems.

3rd Level qualification

Preferred

MCP or MCSE - Microsoft Certified

VCP - VMWare Certified

Technical Requirements;

  • A full understanding of Windows Server OS, in particular Windows 2012 & 2016
  • Strong knowledge of HP Hardware - Including Blade Infrastructure & Rack mounted Servers
  • Good Knowledge in Active Directory
  • Good Knowledge of VMWare technologies
  • Familiarity with HP Storage range - specifically HP 3PAR
  • Some basic understanding of Cloud technologies such as Azure, Amazon AWS & Logic Monitor would be beneficial

Special Requirements;

Preferred

  • Very good troubleshooting skills in the platforms environment
  • Comfortable working in a Global Technology Team and participating in global activities

Please note; unless you have a Luxembourg set up you need to work via an umbrella company to pay tax and social security in country. We need this done from day one. Tax and social security is circa 34%, the umbrella company pay you direct into your bank every month and the take care of all administrative work - insurance/indemnity and so on. Simple, easy, legal and a must-do for EU contracts. You have nothing to do but the work you are contracted to do and send a timesheet at the end of the month. They charge 700 euros month for the first 6 months, 550 euros there-after. This is a simple one-stop-shop and the best way to work legally in Luxembourg.

You can also register a UK (or other EU country) limited company in Luxemburg via an umbrella company and an A1 form - higher retention (higher take home for you), More like 79% but you will have to do your accounts and your Limited Company must be existing, ie you cannot create one especially to do this!.

    Companie: McCabe & Barton
    Tipul locului de muncă: Alte
    Salariu: EUR 630 / Pe zi/noapte

          Software Engineer - OpenEdge Specialist - Luxembourg      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Software Engineer - OpenEdge Specialist - Luxembourg - Altele

Software Engineer - OpenEdge Specialist

An International Company based in Luxembourg is looking for an Software Engineer OpenEdge Specialist. The Software Engineer will take responsibilities in a broad range of architecture, infrastructure and security engineering activities, especially covering IFS Web applications running Progress OpenEdge Application Server.

Task/Responsibilities

- You will act as a database administrator for Progress OpenEdge databases. As such, you will be a key member of the working group in charge of designing, delivering for, administrating and supporting those areas. Your assignments will include:
Designing, developing, delivering and documenting OpenEdge Appserver/Webspeed and httpd Web server infrastructures. This especially covers the security and deployment/sizing configurations, as well as the deployment, operation and monitoring tooling
Participating in the creation and documentation of the architecture and security of IFS systems in general, including critical Internet customer-facing applications and systems using Public Cloud services; you will also be working on the applicable processes and standards
Acting as a database administrator for OpenEdge RDBMS, performing configuration, investigation and maintenance tasks
Monitoring and optimizing the usage of Progress software licenses
Assessing and driving the OpenEdge software upgrades
Interacting with Progress Support engineers, managing support cases and product roadmap
Participating in Middleware infrastructure activities that extend beyond the OpenEdge technology, especially in the area of enterprise Java
Analysing and remediating security vulnerabilities and security risks
Working with the other group members, reporting to the group lead
Participating in production implementation activities

Qualifications/required skills

  • University Degree (or equivalent) in computer science
  • Experience in configuring and deploying Progress OpenEdge 11 Classic AppServer/WebSpeed/WebSpeed Messenger. Knowledge of Pacific OpenEdge Application Server, Apache httpd and Apache ActiveMQ would be an asset.
  • Experience in configuring, deploying and maintaining Progress OpenEdge database
  • Experience in ABL programming language
  • Practical knowledge of TLS and public key cryptography, certificate and key deployment
  • Minimum experience in the Java language and a Java enterprise platform such as JavaEE or Spring
  • Understanding of the challenges posed by critical enterprise Web Middleware infrastructure, especially in the areas of information security, high-availability and performance
  • Ability to structure and document architecture and security concepts; very good English technical writing skills
    Practical experience in the following technologies:
    o Linux and Windows OS; Shell Scripting
    o a Version Control System, preferably Git
    o an IDE (preferably Progress Developer Studio/Eclipse)
    o XML Schema
    o Apache Maven
    o Apache Ant
    Additional assets will be: experience with public Cloud services and APIs (preferably Microsoft Azure); experience with Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes and Ansible
    Proficiency in written and spoken English; French and German language skills will be an asset
    Companie: SKILLFINDER INTERNATIONAL
    Tipul locului de muncă: Alte

          2018-07-05 - 2018-08-04 - UNPLUGGED - Exposition d'été (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: CULTUREINSIDE. gallery (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-07-05 - 2018-08-04
Time: 14:30 - 18:00 (Lundi et dimanche sur rendez-vous)
... more info

 

          2018-07-25 - Luxembourg City Photowalk (promenade photographique) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Luxembourg-Ville (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-07-25
Time: 18:30 - 21:30

This is a monthly photowalk that will take place in Luxembourg City. It will be a guided photowalk throughout some of the nicest and most interesting areas of the City.

We will focus on one main theme on each photowalk, be it on reflections, geometry, silhouettes, architecture or nature. The theme of each walk will be announced at the departure point, taking in consideration the weather and lighting conditions at this moment. This is also an opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and be challenged by new photo subjects or restrictions. This is not a street photography walk, although you are of course free to shoot whatever you like on our way.

Guidance on photo techniques and composition will be provided on request. It is recommended to bring a tripod if you have one.

For interested participants, some background information will be given on the surroundings, history, economy and so on.

If the departure point needs to be c...
 

          2018-08-01 - Le Corniaud (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Palais) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Parvis du Palais grand-ducal (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-08-01
Time: 21:30

 

          2018-08-02 - Mamma Mia ! (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Palais) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Parvis du Palais grand-ducal (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-08-02
Time: 21:30

 

          2018-08-03 - Mary Poppins (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Palais) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Parvis du Palais grand-ducal (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-08-03
Time: 21:30

 

          2018-08-04 - Isle of Dogs (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Palais) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Parvis du Palais grand-ducal (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-08-04
Time: 21:30

 

          2018-08-05 - Biodiversum inside (REMERSCHEN)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Biodiversum (Luxembourg, Est / Osten, REMERSCHEN)
Date: 2018-08-05

 

          2018-08-05 - WER NERVT DENN DA? NOTWENDIGKEIT DER PFLEGEMASSNAHMEN (REMERSCHEN)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Biodiversum (Luxembourg, Est / Osten, REMERSCHEN)
Date: 2018-08-05

 

          2018-08-09 - The Shape of Water (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Capucins) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Cour intérieure | Théâtre des Capucins (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-08-09
Time: 21:30

 

          2018-08-10 - Duck Soup (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Capucins) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Cour intérieure | Théâtre des Capucins (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-08-10
Time: 21:30

 

          2018-08-11 - Yellow Submarine (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Capucins) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Cour intérieure | Théâtre des Capucins (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-08-11
Time: 21:30

 

          2018-09-05 - Luxembourg City Photowalk (promenade photographique) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Luxembourg-Ville (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-09-05
Time: 18:30 - 21:30

This is a monthly photowalk that will take place in Luxembourg City. It will be a guided photowalk throughout some of the nicest and most interesting areas of the City.

We will focus on one main theme on each photowalk, be it on reflections, geometry, silhouettes, architecture or nature. The theme of each walk will be announced at the departure point, taking in consideration the weather and lighting conditions at this moment. This is also an opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and be challenged by new photo subjects or restrictions. This is not a street photography walk, although you are of course free to shoot whatever you like on our way.

Guidance on photo techniques and composition will be provided on request. It is recommended to bring a tripod if you have one.

For interested participants, some background information will be given on the surroundings, history, economy and so on.

If the departure point needs to be c...
 

          2018-09-14 - Prix « Miradas/Blécker » (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-09-14
Time: 19:00

 

          2018-09-20 - 2018-10-20 - AGNES BOULLOCHE et sa FAUNE MIRIFIQUE (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: CULTUREINSIDE. gallery (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-09-20 - 2018-10-20
Time: 14:30 - 18:00 (Montags und Sonntag nach Vereinbarung)
... more info

 

          2018-09-24 - Old Boy (Votez Cinema !) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-09-24
Time: 20:30

 

          2018-09-24 - Staatsverständnisse in Frankreich (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Institut Pierre Werner (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-09-24
Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Frankreich dient als Modell für den absolutistischen Staat, für den republikanischen und für den laizistischen. In Staatsverständnisse in Frankreich behandeln Norbert Campagna und Franziska Martinsen diese Dimensionen und werden sich in ihren Kurzvorträgen im Institut Pierre Werner (IPW) mit zwei bedeutenden französischen Staatsdenkerinnen - Christine de Pizan und Olympe de Gouges - befassen. Im Anschluss an diese beiden Vorträge wird Sven Seidenthal eine Diskussion zwischen den beiden Herausgebern moderieren, die sich um die Frage drehen wird, ob die "laïcité à la française" als eine Chance angesehen werden muss oder ob sie nicht vielmehr eine Bedrohung für die Freiheit darstellt.

in deutscher Sprache
24.09.2018 - 19 Uhr
Institut Pierre Werner

http://www.ipw.lu
 

          2018-09-30 - Récital de Arabella Fenyves: soprano (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Centre Culturel Altrimenti (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-09-30
Time: 17:00 - 19:00

le Festival « New Classic Stage »
sous la Direction artistique de Albena Petrovic

 

 a le plaisir de vous convier au  récital de
Arabella Fenyves - soprano 

Dimanche 30 septembre 2018 à 17h00
Some Enchanted Evening

Pounding Hearts from Richard Strauss to Rodgers and Hammerstein

 

Let yourself be enchanted by an evening of songs from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Love, longing, and memories from childhood are universal themes across the borders of time and geography. Folk songs express some of our most fundamental wishes- and the masters of Lied knew how to harness this power in their works of art.

Follow the breathless young man in Richard Strauss' depiction of a marriage proposal in the green Alps, experience the demise of Mozart's violet who will happily...
 

          2018-09-30 - Luxembourg Landscape Photography Workshop (CLERVAUX)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Place de la Libération, Clervaux (Luxembourg, Nord / Norden, CLERVAUX)
Date: 2018-09-30
Time: 09:00 - 18:00

Spaces on this workshop are limited to 12 and the cost is 120,00 EUR per person but early bird tickets are available for 105,00 EUR if you book before August 11, 2018.

 

This workshop will take place from Sunday morning 9:00 to late afternoon 18:00.

 

The Luxembourg Oesling region in the northern half of Luxembourg is certainly a spectacular area for photographers and with its high plateaus, deep valleys and rivers it becomes a landscape photographer's dream. This workshop in late spring / early summer will blend in the end of blossoming flowers as well as some spectacular light.

 

We will visit different locations like the Lac de la Haute Sûre, the Barrage Misärsbréck and quite a few more locations. All locations will of course be adapted to the prevailing weather and light situations on the day of the event.

In the mo...
 

          2018-10-04 - 2018-10-25 - L'Odeur du sel (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2018-10-04 - 2018-10-25

 

          2018-10-06 - Planet Percussion Volume 1 (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2018-10-06
Time: 20:00

Planet Percussion ist eine Reise durch die virtuose Klangkunst der SchlaginstrumenteDer energiegeladene Musiker Sven Kiefer ist von jeher fasziniert von Klang und Rhythmus der Schlaginstrumente. Mit dieser Faszination spielt er Marimbaphon, Vibraphon, Trommel, Handpan, Cajón, Djembe oder elektronische Instrumente. Dabei legt er sich nicht auf ein Genre fest, sondern lässt sich von seinem feinen musikalischen Gespür leiten. Zusammen mit dem Schlagzeuger Yves Popow, der sich neben seinem Hauptfach Schlagzeug, spezialisiert hat auf die Trommelkünste aus Afrika und Lateinamerika, hat das Duo schon mehrere grössere Projekte ins Leben gerufen.In Planet Percussion -Volume 1 liegt das Augenmerk auf der Marimba, aber auch Trommel, Cajon, Tamburin, Vibraphon, Pauken und Xylophon werden mit Cello, Horn und Klavier wetteifern um dem Publikum Klänge und Rythmen aus aller Welt darzubieten. Diese musikalische Wanderung beginnt mit Stimmungen aus dem Morgenland, entführt in die Welt des Tango's und ve...
 

          2018-10-18 - MinotaureDuNord (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2018-10-18
Time: 20:00

 

          2018-10-25 - Deux fois danse (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2018-10-25
Time: 19:30

 

          2018-11-06 - 2018-12-06 - Endlech Fridden? (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2018-11-06 - 2018-12-06

 

          2018-11-14 - 2018-11-24 - Tabula Rasa (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2018-11-14 - 2018-11-24

 

          2018-11-28 - SIEBEN (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2018-11-28
Time: 19:30

 

          2018-12-02 - Canto Ostinato (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2018-12-02
Time: 17:00

 

          2018-12-16 - Déi bescht Manéier, aus der Landschaft ze verschwannen (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2018-12-16
Time: 17:00

 

          2018-12-18 - 2019-03-28 - De Silo (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2018-12-18 - 2019-03-28

 

          2019-01-09 - Répétition ouverte (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2019-01-09
Time: 19:00

 

          2019-02-03 - Planet Percussion Volume 2 (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2019-02-03
Time: 17:00

Planet Percussion ist eine Reise durch die virtuose Klangkunst der SchlaginstrumenteIn Planet Percussion - Volume 2 werden neue Perspektiven eröffnet. Sven Kiefer & Yves Popow begleiten mit feinst ausgewählt Musikstücken die beeindruckenden Bilder aus Yannick Stirn's Aufnahmen Lëtzebuerg vun Uewen. Atemberaubende Aufnahmen mit Live-Musik schaffen eine Kombination aus akustischer und visueller Finesse.Im zweiten Teil des multimedialen Konzerts findet ein ständiger Prozess der Veränderung und Bewegung mit dem Perpetuum mobile statt. Marie-Christiane Nishimwe wird, begleitet von den Marimbas, mit ihrer herrlichen Sopran Stimme verzaubern. Zusammen werden sie aus dem Ballett Buch der Träume und von Liebe in Ewigkeit erzählen. Höhepunkt des Abends ist die Weltpremiere von Orange Wind Fading von Ivan Trevino für zwei Marimbas und einem Special Guest.Konzept und Percussion (Marimba, Vibra & Percussion) Sven Kiefer, Yves Popow Videast Lëtzebuerg vun Uewen Yannick Stirn Sopran Marie-Christiane ...
 

          2019-02-28 - 2019-03-03 - The Seagull (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2019-02-28 - 2019-03-03

The Seagull is Anton Chekhov's first masterpiece and one in which his own experiences are  brought into play, underpinning the text with a subtle yet complex humanity. David Hare - whose version was produced on the West End in 2016 - calls The Seagull "a perfect play". It is a comedy of frustrated lives, of lost opportunities and the clash between generations in which each character must face their own aspirations and disappointments.Such is the appeal of The Seagull that established playwrights are continually producing new versions for performance throughout the world. This continued interest has meant that the comedy, suppressed by traditionally playing Chekhov with intense poetic naturalism, is being rediscovered. The NWTC will follow this route, taking a fresh approach to this classic play in order to bring it to life with modern sensibility while maintaining its timeless character and allowing the brilliant dialogues to sparkle.Director John Brigg Assistant Director Gav Guilfoyle...
 

          2019-03-13 - Wou ginn Elteren nuets hin (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2019-03-13
Time: 19:00

 

          2019-03-16 - Buffalo C. Wayne's Comeback (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2019-03-16
Time: 20:00

After decades of touring the States, Europe and the rest of the world, the legend himself, Buffalo C. Wayne will return to Luxembourg. In the framework of his Dixie Rock Tour, Buffalo will make a stop at the Mierscher Kulrturhaus for a show featuring talented singer Mary Ann Scot and to present his new live DVD.Buffalo, also known as the European Texan, has truly lived on the road. He knows without a doubt the slang of the smoky honky tonks, which he learned while headlining clubs and festivals not only in Austin, San Antonio or Houston but also in the rest of the world. Buffalo's trademarks are of course his unique baritone voice and powerful stage presence, which make him an exceptional songwriter and storyteller. With his international band, composed of gifted musicians, Buffalo has created his own style of Texas - and Countryrock music, which is influenced by Swing, Southern Rock, Rock'n'Roll and Blues.Buffalo will now finally present his newest project in the framework of the Dixi...
 

          2019-03-23 - Frühlingskonzert (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2019-03-23
Time: 20:00

Das Symphonieorchester Luxembourg Philharmonia wurde 1979 gegründet und besteht heute aus 90 MusikerInnen, hauptsächlich versierte Amateure sowie einige Professionelle. Seit 1996 steht es unter der Leitung des dänischen Dirigenten Martin Elmquist.Yanis Grisó, geboren 2003 in Luxemburg, studiert Violine im hauptstädtischen Konservatorium in der Klasse von Sandrine Cantoreggi. Er ist Preisträger verschiedener nationaler und internationaler Wettbewerbe wie z.B. 2015 beim Concours Européen pour Jeunes Solistes in Luxemburg, 2016 beim X Balys Dvarionas Competition for young violinists in Vilnius/Litauen und 2017 beim Concours International Grumiaux pour jeunes violonistes in Brüssel.Musikalisch wertvolle Impulse bekam der junge Musiker bei zahlreichen Meisterkursen mit u.a. Alessandro Moccia, Irina Pak, Yuko Mori, Larissa Kolos, Daniel Hope, Vadim Gluzman und Ana Chumachenco. Seit 2016 wird Yanis vom Fonds Culturel National Luxembourg unterstützt. Außerdem ist er Stipendiat der Internationa...
 

          2019-04-05 - Das zweite Ich (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2019-04-05
Time: 20:00

Hier werden Sie eine merkwürdige Bekanntschaft machen. Sie werden einen Herrn sehen, der mit Ihnen keine Ähnlichkeit hat: Ihr zweites Ich. Mit diesen Worten wird Krambacher am Silvesterabend in einer zwielichtigen Gaststätte empfangen. In Walter Benjamins Erzählung wird Krambacher in zwölf Bildern seiner Vergangenheit, seinen Wünschen und verpassten Chancen begegnen. Ein Spiel zwischen Traum und Wirklichkeit beginnt.Das Figurentheater von Frank Soehnle macht aus Benjamins Geschichte eine bildstarke Begegnung zwischen Mensch und Figur, Original und Abbild, Realität und Traum. Fantastische Figuren begleiten den Zuschauer auf einer poetischen Reise ins Unterbewusstsein. Und am Ende werden sie eine merkwürdige Bekanntschaft machen.Ausstattung und Spiel Frank Soehnle Musik Stefan Mertin Regieberatung Enno Podehl Choreografie Karin Ould Chih Sprecher Georg Peetz Technik Christian GlötznerMasterclass FigurentheaterTheater der Verwandlung mit Frank SoehnleSo 07.04. - Do 11.04.19:  10:00 - 13:0...
 

          2019-04-25 - Driven (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2019-04-25
Time: 20:00

 

          2019-04-28 - Alles Féik oder wat? (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2019-04-28
Time: 17:00 (Avant-Dernière)

 

          2019-06-30 - Instant Rencontre & Extrêmités (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2019-06-30
Time: 17:00

 

          Mémoire vive (118)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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«Et quand l’homme se trouve devant les guerres, les camps, les tortures en masse, les déplacements monstrueux, les massacres en tas, tous ces retours de flamme de la barbarie, ça ne lui ouvre même pas les yeux. Il continue à croire en l’homme en tant qu’être réellement perfectible à l’infini, sous le nom d’humanité. Il feint en tout cas d’y croire. Moi, je le crois très sincèrement imperfectible à l’infini, malgré toute cette purulence qui forme le substrat de ce masque, de ce fard que l’on appelle civilisation. Et le pire danger est là ». (Pierre Reverdy, En vrac.)
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Ce jeudi 1er mars. Sept heures du matin. Julie m’envoie des images des rues enneigées de Morges à l’aube, avant d’autres nouvelles relatives à la gabegie routière et autoroutière. Donc je vais rester à la Désirade. Besoin d’ailleurs de me retrouver. Besoin de me concentrer. Besoin de tranquillité. D’ordre et de propreté, comme lorsque je rangeais ma chambre d’adolescent dans notre sage maison. Besoin aussi de beauté.
 
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La lecture, tout à l’heure, de commentaires en cascades relatifs aux affaires Weinsetin et Ramadan, me conforte dans le mépris de plus en plus total que m’inspire la meute des chacals et des hyènes anonymes qui se défoulent sur les réseaux sociaux. Je n’ai certes aucune sympathie pour les deux prédateurs sexuels en question, mais la haine et la délation sans visages et sans noms m’inquiète à vrai dire bien plus que les écarts des deux bicandiers.
 
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RJ explique bien sa pratique du Journal dans son entretien avec Gilbert Moreau paru dans Les Moments littéraires, mélange de lucidité et de pose assumée, de sérieux et de dérision - pas mal d’autodérision aussi mais la encore « c’est plus compliqué » - sur un fonds à la fois solide et mouvant qui m’intéresse décidément.
 
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Y a-t-il des choses à ne pas dire ? Des choses à écrire mais à ne pas publier ? Des choses à publier quand même au risque de s’entendre dire qu’il y a des choses à garder pour soi ?
 
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Je suis tenté, ces jours, d’ouvrir un carnet où il ne serait question que d’affaires de famille, textes et dessins.
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Je suis revenu hier à la lecture du Journal de Jules Renard, dans l’exemplaire de la NRF qui a appartenu à Albert Caraco et que j’ai fait relier. Une fois de plus et plus que jamais : une mine.
 
Où je pioche à l’instant ceci : « L’esprit est à peu près, à l’intelligence vraie, ce qu’et le vinaigre au vin solide et de bon cru : breuvage des cerveaux stériles et des estomacs maladifs».
 
Ou ceci de bien vache : « Que ne peut-elle, cette femme ardente, épouser un cheval ! »
 
Ou cela qui ne l’est pas moins: « Les descriptions de femme ressemblent à des vitrines de bijoutier. On y voit des cheveux d’or, des yeux émeraude, des dents perles, des lèvres de corail. Qu’est-ce, si l’on va plus loin dans l’intime ! En amour, on pisse de l’or ».
 
Ce lundi 5 mars. - Ordre et propreté. Beauté et bonté. Bien écrire et penser juste. Ce qui compte et ne compte pas. Conscience et conséquence. Le jour se lève. Tâcher de s’élever aussi. Poésie et vérité.
 
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Tout est à reprendre et à corriger en fonction des critères de bonté et de beauté, de vérité et d’amabilité.
 
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Revenir à la correspondance de Tchékhov. Dire pourquoi cet écrivain m’est le plus cher ami depuis mes vingt ans. Sa lucidité tendre contre tous les hédonismes et autres nihilismes.
 
Tout à l’heure j’ai relevé, sur mon courrier électronique, cette bonne lettre de Roland Jaccard : «Cher Jean-Louis, Me voici comblé : après L'Échappée libre, reçu la semaine passée, et dont je me délecte, voici, il y a dix minutes, L'Ambassade du Papillon qui frappe à ma porte. Tu connais mon goût pour les Carnets et pour les fragments. Rien ne pouvait donc me faire plus plaisir, d'autant que pour la critique - j'en ai eu encore la preuve ce dimanche en lisant ton article sur Joël Dicker- tu es imbattable. Serais-tu le dernier lecteur ? Je ne te cache pas que je t'envie un peu : tu es capable d'abattre une somme de travail qui me terroriserait et m'inciterait à me réfugier aussitôt sous ma couette. Au-delà de cent pages, je suis saisi (je parle de mes livres) par un sentiment de vacuité et d'ennui qui me pousse à mettre un terme à mon entreprise. En revanche, je peux jouer des heures aux échecs ou au tennis de table. Bref, tu l'avais bien vu et bien dit : le dilettantisme m'est constitutif. Avec tes deux cadeaux, je peux envisager un printemps où les nouveautés alterneront avec des souvenirs lausannois, jusqu'à ce que je me retrouve à la piscine de Pully. Me réjouis de te revoir ! Et te souhaite le meilleur pour la suite.... Chaleureusement, R. »
 
L’allusion de Roland Jaccard à L’échappée libre, me fait me rappeler que le supplément littéraire du journal Le Temps n’a pas consacré une ligne à ce livre de 400 pages évoquant (notamment) la vie littéraire et culturelle de notre pays, entre les années 2008 et 2013, avec des présentations de livres importants, des évocations de rencontres et de voyages impliquant de multiples écrivains et artistes de ce pays, plus les récits liés aux fin de vie de Jacques Chessex, de Maurice Chappaz, de Georges Haldas et de Dimitri, de Thierry Vernet et de Nicolas Bouvier, plus ma correspondance avec Pascal Janovjak à Ramallah, plus tout le reste...
 
J’aurais admis, naturellement, une présentation même critique de cet ouvrage, mais il ne s’agit pas de ça : il s’agit de nier et d’annihiler. Il s’agit de régner. Il s’agit, pour trois douairières exsangues, d’imposer leur règne de tristes jupons. Or le plus significatif, par rapport à l’époque, est que ces oies blanches se posent en figures du progrès. Une Isabelle R., au dehors de poire blette parlant couramment suisse allemand, donne des leçons de sociologie politique dans l’Histoire de la littérature en Suisse romande, où elle ne craint pas de remettre un Jean Ziegler en place alors qu’elle n’est jamais sortie de sa bonbonnière de petite-bourgeoise gauchisante mouillant comme une groupie dès que se lève le soleil pâle des éditions de Minuit ; et c’est tout bénéfice apparent pour la Cause qui veut se faire passer pour littéraire alors qu’on est dans la cour des donneurs de leçons et des éteignoirs.
 
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Gérard m’envoie un livre, intitulé La Forêt silencieuse, constitué d’une seule phrase, rebondissant comme une liste infinie, et tout de suite on est pris, charmé, saisi, c’est aussi bien que mes listes et même : d’une poésie plus tenue et continue.
 
Ce jeudi 8 mars.Décidé ce matin de passer une semaine à Paris. Réservé une chambre à La Perle, rue des Canettes, sur le conseil de Roland Jaccard. Celui-ci est d’ailleurs pour quelque chose dans ce projet. Le voir s’entretenir avec Jacqueline de Roux, dans un bureau plein de reliques qui m’a rappelé celui de Dominique de Roux, sur la vidéo qu’il m’a transmise, m’a donné envie de me rapprocher de ce qui me semble un cercle vivant et vibrant.
 
Ce mardi 13 mars. - Neige sur Les hauts de Vallorbe, dont l’approche me fait penser, comme toujours, à Louis Soutter.
 
Je souriais hier en lisant, dans Un jeune homme triste ce que RJ écrit à propos de son attirance homosexuelle pour DW, en leur jeunesse, qui n’a jamais abouti. Il rend bien le climat de ces années 67-68 ou j’aurai vécu diverses expériences affectives ou sexuelles dont je n’ai jamais fait état avec la scrupuleuse clarté, frottée de freudisme, qui est la sienne. Un jour, Dimitri m’a reproché de trop sublimer et m’a même conseillé d’écrire des récits pornos. J’ai trouvé cela blessant tout en constatant que notre ami n’avait rien compris au changement vécu par notre génération. En ce qui me concerne, trop sensible en mon solipsisme hyper-affectif, et trop timide, trop lucide, toujours trop double, j’ai préféré la retenue à quelque aveu que ce fût, que je sentais d’avance faussé.
 
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Dans le TGV Lyria je retrouve mon lunch simplifié, fait d’un croque-monsieur et d’un quart de rouge, et je reprends mon épinette à écrire...
 
Gracias a la vida
La reconnaissance est naturelle à d’aucuns, dont j’ai toujours été sans le moindre mérite à cela, de par une nature naturellement allègre et non moins plombée de profonde mélancolie, en alternance ou parfois en même temps, la joie pouvant se lire parfois à travers les larmes. Or même même en pavillon de traumatologie, au mitan de ma vingtaine, entouré de jeunes sinistrés de la route dont la plupart ne marcheraient plus sur leurs vraies jambes, où au trente-sixième dessous de désarrois passagers ou plus tenaces, l’idée d’en finir avec la vie ne m’a pas effleuré un instant, au contraire: c’est dans le noir plus que dans l’euphorie que je m’y serai le plus accroché, quoique l’aimant sans autre raison que de m’y trouver parce que j’y étais et si bonnement entouré.
C’est cela: c’est de cet entourage que je suis reconnaissant
Merci par conséquent à mes chers parents. Merci à ceux qui m’ ne accompagné dans la vie. Et donc merci la vie. Mais aussitôt se pose la question du sens et des limites de ces remerciements. Que cela signifie-t-il et ou cela va-t-il s’arrêter. N’est-ce pas une comédie et un leurre ? La question est d’importance. Dois-je vraiment remercier mes mère et père de m’avoir mis au monde ? Et dois-je remercier le monde, et plus universellement ce qu’on appelle la vie, d’être ce qu’elle est ?
Mon enfance, ou disons ce qu’il reste en moi d’enfance, y regimbe Mon enfance protégée, qui n’a connu ni l’angoisse des bombardements ni la violence sociale ou familiale, n’en a pas moins été marquée par la découverte, chez tel camarade de ruisseau fouetté par son père charretier, ou dans tel traité médical compulsé les après-midi de pluie dans le bureau de mon aïeul Émile, de la cruauté de certains sorts, par la faute de certains êtres, mais aussi de la cruauté de l’être même, j’entends: de la vie même, du seul fait d’être en vie et mal né, comme on dit d’une maison qu’elle est mal habitée : né par exemple avec l’aspect de l’enfant-caïman dont je découvrais l’image dans le traité médical de mon aïeul Émile, ou né sous la forme de l’enfant sirenomèle, ou sous la forme du nain à tête d’oiseau.
Quel Dieu sommes nous alors supposés remercier lorsque nous arrive, sans crier gare, un enfant à deux têtes ou trois pattes de derrière ? J’ai beau savoir que de grandes théologies et de profondes mystiques ont trouve d’adéquates réponse à ce lancinant questionnement: mon enfance regimbe.
C’est cependant par l’enfance que je retrouve la splendeur du monde, en dépit des pères immondes dont il nous restera à sonder les antécédents, autant que ceux des mères indignes et des cousines à poisons, du côté des matins clairs et des sonates.
Le verbe humain est capable du ciel. À l’âge aujourd’hui de la mort de mon aïeul Émile je le répète sans crainte de me répéter: le verbe nous élève et cela signifie que le premier mot de la mère à son enfant, que le premier mot du fils à son père sortant de prison, que le premier mot de l’exilé retrouvant sa mère dans le champ de ruines seront inscrits dans nos archives.
Ces notes en témoignent. L’époque n’est pas disposée à leur accorder la moindre attention et c’est le signe même du temps perdu, alors que nous sommes d’un sentiment à venir.
La mémoire n’est vive que de résurrections de tous les instants et de fructueux exercices. Il ne s’agit pas de stocker mais d’éprouver, et la lecture n’est rien d’autre, exigeant cependant amour de participation , sinon rien.
 
(Voilà ce que j’ai écrit entre Frasne et Dijon, ce mardi 13 mars 2018, dans le TGV Lyria).
 
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(Soir) - Descendu à La Perle, rue des Canettes ou j’ai pas mal de souvenirs d’un petit hôtel plus modeste, à vingt mètres de là. J’ai fait un tour par le Luxembourg , la terrasse du Rostand et le cinéma Ugc Odéon ou j’ai vu un film intéressant, Three Billboards, avec de remarquable acteurs mais qui semble une fois de plus un dérivé de série télé par son scénario, genre «pilote»…
 
Chez Bartolo, ce 14 mars, soir.- J’avais promis à Lady L.de ne pas acheter de nouveaux livres mais c’est mal parti puisque me voici, à la terrasse de la pizzeria Da Bartolo, attablé avec les Journaux de voyage de Bashô, traduits et présenté par René Sieffert, après avoir acheté aussi l’un des derniers récits autobiographiques de Thomas Wolfe, Mon suicide de Roorda, un essai sur la lecture d’Edith Wharton, un recueil de récits d’Antonio Tabucchi et trois volumes de poèmes de William Cliff parus au Dilettante.
 
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En visitant ce matin l’exposition consacrée au jeune Tintoret, au Musée du Luxembourg, où j’ai passé moins de temps dans les salles qu’à patienter dans la file d’attente, j’ai été content d’identifier, assez rapidement, les parties vraiment originales, pour ne pas dire géniales, traduisant plus qu’un métier accompli: des moments de liberté totale, voire de folie, ou de plus profonde vision dans ses grands portraits de Nicolò Doria ou du vieil homme du Kunsthistorisches Museum, de Vienne dont parle tant Thomas Bernhard dans Maîtres anciens.
 
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Ce jeudi 15 mars.Très bonne soirée d’hier en compagnie de RJ, au petit Yushi de la rue des Ciseaux, tout près de La Perle, où il a sa bouteille de whisky et une chaise à son nom comme un metteur en scène de cinéma. Le courant a tout de suite passé entre nous, facilité par nos nombreux échanges récents sur Facebook. La première chose qu’il m’a dite se rapportait à tout le bien que Pierre-Guillaume de Roux lui a dit à mon propos, qui m’a surpris et réellement touché. Ensuite la conversation, très nourrie et très variée, s’est poursuivie assez tard sans la moindre affectation, comme si nous nous connaissions depuis longtemps…
 
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La reconnaissance est naturelle chez d’aucuns, dont j’ai toujours été sans aucune espèce de mérite, doté que je suis d’une nature allègre quoique mélancolique «au fond». Marius me le disait justement : «Tu as en toi un puits de larmes». Or, même au pavillon de traumatologie, entouré de jeunes sinistrés de la route, l’idée d’en finir avec la vie ne m’est jamais venue tant je me sens redevable à celle-ci.
 
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Je ne touche à la poésie que par bribes et raccrocs. Deux vers de Gainsbourg, dans Initials B.B., un vers de Dante, cinq vers de William Cliff, dix lignes de Rimbaud, etc. Il ne m’en faut pas trop à la fois. Dans Hamlet, la poésie est partout, mais je n’en retiens que des bribes et c’est pareil avec Proust. « Car la poésie est l’essentiel », disait Ramuz qui n’a composé qu’un recueil de vers, dont je n’ai retenu que deux ou trois paires…
 
Ce jeudi 22 mars. – Je me disais ce matin que j’avais eu la chance de connaître un être d’exception, doublé d’un poète aussi singulier que volontairement méconnu, en la personne de Gérard Joulié, mon vieil, ami depuis 1973, éternel enfant vieille France et prince des lettres à sa façon. Or je m’efforcerai, un de ces jours prochains, de rendre justice à l’auteur des Poèmes à moi-même, d’une qualité supérieure, dont la densité et la vigueur, la plasticité et la profondeur, sont des plus rares.
 
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L’époque est à la fois à l’exhibition et au voyeurisme, aussi l’exercice de liberté consiste-t-il à échapper à l’un et à l’autre en évitant de plus en plus les intermédiaires médiatiques de toute sorte où prolifèrent l’opinion jetée et la jactance.
 
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On apprend ce matin qu’une famille de quatre personnes a été assassinée aujourd’hui à Mexico. Ah bon ? Et après ? Combien de cambriolages la nuit dernière à Cleveland ? Combien de meurtres à Melbourne ou à Medellin ? Et au nom de quoi en serions-nous comptables ou solidaires ? Le simulacre mondial voudrait que l’on se torde les mains et brandisse son cœur, mais je n’ai cure du simulacre. Fuck the simulacre !
 
Ce lundi 26 mars. J’ai commencé ma semaine avec un poème - bon poème je crois -, que j’ai dédié à Thierry Vernet :
 
 
Voici des fleurs
En mémoire de Thierry Vernet
La beauté de l’objet
soit la seule mesure de la chose.
Rien n’ira par hasard.
À l’établi l’orfèvre
est concentré sur son art
tout humble d’artisan
qui cisèle des roses -
ou cet objet secret
révélé par son autre part.
On ne sait rien d’avance
de l’eau sur laquelle on ira
là-bas dans le miroir
d’un ciel à jamais incertain.
L’objet se révèle à mesure
qu’on oublie d’y penser.
Le chant s’élève et dure
le temps de ne pas oublier.
 
(La Désirade, ce 26 mars 2018)
 
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Je suis revenu, ces dernier temps, à la poésie d’Odilon-Jean Périer, qui me semble l’un des poètes de langue française du début du XXe siècle qui me parle le plus simplement et le plus profondément, avec ses images à la fois limpides et obscures, son enfance latente et son intelligence des translations verbales. Il n’a pas le génie fulgurant d’un Rimbaud ni la science d’un Baudelaire, mais il a la chanson douce d’un Verlaine et sa propre musique peu comparable. Je le place du côté de Toulet et de Laforgue, mais en plus familier - en plus enfant grave…
 
Ce mercredi 28 mars.Ce jour restera marqué, pour moi, d’une pierre blanche, puisque, au-delà de ce que j’en attendais, m’est arrivé un message de Pierre-Guillaume de Roux qui qualifie les textes de La Maison littérature, que je lui ai envoyée la semaine passée, de «merveilleux» et me dit qu’il sera «mon homme» pour la réalisation de ce livre. J’en ai été touché aux larmes en m’exclamant pour moi-même «enfin !!!», non tant pour la perspective de publier à Paris que pour avoir suscité un écho aussi prompt que chaleureux que je désespérais d’obtenir depuis des années. Ah mais quel sentiment de revivre, soudain !
 
Ce jeudi 29 mars.- Premier téléphone avec Pierre-Guillaume de Roux, de presque une heure. Tout à fait sur la même longueur d’ondes. Nous nous verrons le 19 avril prochain. D’ici-là je vais foncer sur la mise au net de La Maison Littérature que je lui présenterai dans une forme plus fluide, mais quel soulagement en attendant !

          2018-07-05 - 2018-08-04 - UNPLUGGED - Exposition d'été (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: CULTUREINSIDE. gallery (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-07-05 - 2018-08-04
Uhrzeit: 14:30 - 18:00 (Lundi et dimanche sur rendez-vous)
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UNPLUGGED - Summer exhibition 2018

A l'occasion du début de la saison estivale, la GALERIE CULTUREINSIDE a sélectionné 4 artistes (trois peintres et un artiste digital) dont les créations vont plus loin que le superficiel. Sens est une des mesures de profondeur. En plus, chacun des artistes nous surprend par sa technique incomparable et unique.

THIERRY BRUET, PIERRE-LUC POUJOL, NISSIM BEN ADERET, ADAM MARTINAKIS
 
Thierry BRUET (France) : nous présente une série d'auto-portraits « à la Bruet », marqué par la qualité de travail et l'originalité de leurs mises en-scène picturale. Un nouveau fragment de son œuvre intéressante à découvrir.
 
Pierre-Luc POUJOL (France/USA) : fait le choix de peindre par projection et dripping sans avoir de contact avec le support. Il s...
 

          2018-07-25 - Luxembourg City Photowalk (promenade photographique) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Luxembourg-Ville (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-07-25
Uhrzeit: 18:30 - 21:30

Dies ist ein monatlicher Fotospaziergang ("photowalk"), der in Luxemburg-Stadt stattfindet. Es ist ein geführter Fotospaziergang durch einige der schönsten und interessantesten Ecken der Stadt.
Wir konzentrieren uns auf ein Hauptthema für jeden Fotospaziergang, sei es auf Spiegelungen, Geometrie, Silhouetten, Architektur oder Natur. Das Thema jedes Spaziergangs wird am Ausgangspunkt bekannt gegeben, wobei die Wetter- und Lichtverhältnisse in diesem Moment berücksichtigt werden. Dies ist auch eine Gelegenheit, um aus der eigenen Komfortzone herauszukommen und die Herausforderung für neue Fotomotive oder bewusste Limitierungen anzunehmen. Dies ist keine Streetphotography-Tour, obwohl es Ihnen natürlich freisteht, auf unserem Weg alles zu fotografieren, was Sie möchten.
Auf Wunsch erhalten Sie auf Wunsch natürlich gerne auch Anleitungen zu Fotografietechniken und Komposition. Es wird empfohlen, ein Stativ mitzubringen,...
 

          2018-08-01 - Le Corniaud (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Palais) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Parvis du Palais grand-ducal (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-08-01
Uhrzeit: 21:30

« Le tandem Bourvil-De Funès fait des merveilles » (Guide des films)

Le Corniaud
France 1964 / vo / 111' / c / De : Gérard Oury / Avec : Louis de Funès, Bourvil, Venantino Venantini
 
Ayant embouti la 2 CV de Maréchal, honnête représentant de commerce, le trafiquant Saroyan a l'idée de servir de ce « corniaud » : il lui offre d'aller à Naples chercher une Cadillac. Ce que Maréchal ignore, c'est que la voiture dissimule de l'or, de l'héroïne et des pierres précieuses dont le Youkounkoun, le plus gros diamant du monde.
 
« Première rencontre entre Bourvil et de Funès, [...] son charme et sa cocasserie reposent sur la naïveté du héros, navigant en toute inconscience sur des routes infestées de gangsters et de dangers divers. » (Télérama)
 
« There's still plenty of innocent, old fashioned fun in this escapist chase movie / caper gone wrong comedy from two of France's most popular stars. » (Urban Cinefile)
 

          2018-08-02 - Mamma Mia ! (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Palais) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Parvis du Palais grand-ducal (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-08-02
Uhrzeit: 21:30

Sing-along the best ABBA songs !

« An absolutely hilarious, rousing and joyous celebration that ought to have you dancing in the aisles. » (Hollywood.com)

Mamma Mia !
USA-GB 2008 / vostf + paroles des chansons d'ABBA / 108' / c / De : Phyllida Lloyd / Avec : Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters
>  Film musical adapté de la comédie musicale homonyme basée sur les chansons d'ABBA
 
Sur une île grecque, Donna et sa fille Sophie tiennent la villa Donna. Pour son mariage prochain, Sophie invite trois hommes bien différents dont elle pense que l'un d'eux est son père. De trois points du globe, trois hommes s'apprêtent à retourner sur l'île - et vers la femme - qui les avait enchantés 20 ans auparavant...
 
« Une adaptation joyeuse, survitaminée, kitsch, en un mot formidablement réussi de la comédie musicale à succès créée en 1999 autour des chansons d'ABBA qui n'ont toujours pas pris une ride. » (Le Figaroscope)
 
« You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life at Mamma Mia! » (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
 
« Made with a lovely sense of abandon, the film is irresistibly entertaining and hedonistic without losing sense of caring and sharing. » (Andrew L. Urban)
 

          2018-08-03 - Mary Poppins (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Palais) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Parvis du Palais grand-ducal (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-08-03
Uhrzeit: 21:30

« World's coolest nanny celebrates family and fun. » (Common Sense Media)

Mary Poppins
USA 1964 / vostf / 139' / c / De: Robert Stevenson / Avec: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson   > 5 Oscars, dont meilleur film, 1965
> Recommandé aux familles et enfants à partir de 9 ans

Rien ne va plus dans la famille Banks. La nurse vient de donner ses huit jours. Les enfants Jane et Michael passent alors une annonce tout à fait fantaisiste pour trouver une nouvelle nurse. C'est Mary Poppins qui apparaît dès le lendemain, portée par le vent d'Est...
 
« Le plus grand succès de la vie de Walt Disney, qui avait bataillé près de 20 ans pour obtenir les droits du livre de la très réticente Mrs Travers, et qui s'impliqua beaucoup dans ce que devait être son dernier film. Un voyage rédempteur vers le monde de l'enfance, féérique à la mesure du délicieux petit air guindé de Julie Andrews, dont c'était le premier film. » (Télérama)
 
« The sets are luxuriant, the songs lilting, the scenario witty but impeccably sentimental, and the supporting cast only a pinfeather short of perfection. » (TIME Magazine)
 

          2018-08-04 - Isle of Dogs (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Palais) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Parvis du Palais grand-ducal (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-08-04
Uhrzeit: 21:30

« Seriously, if I had a tail, I'd be wagging it. » (Arizona Republic)
 
Isle of Dogs
USA 2018 / vostf / 101' / c / De : Wes Anderson / Avec : Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bill Murray   >  recommandé aux familles et enfants à partir de 11 ans
 
En raison d'une épidémie de grippe canine, le maire de Megasaki ordonne la mise en quarantaine de tous les chiens de la ville, envoyés sur une île qui devient alors l'Ile aux Chiens. Le jeune Atari, 12 ans, vole un avion et se rend sur l'île pour rechercher son fidèle compagnon, Spots.
 
« Wes Anderson's stop-motion canine fairy tale - with a timely political subtext - is a triumph of pure imagination. Expect to wag your metaphorical tail in delight. » (Rolling Stone)
 
« L'inventivité générale de l'art d'Anderson séduira au-delà des fous de toutous, avec ses références multiples au cinéma nippon notamment, qui sert de décor original et pourtant puissamment cinématographique à cette œuvre atypique qui ne ressemble qu'à son doux dingue d'auteur. » (aVoir-aLire.com)
 

          2018-08-05 - Biodiversum inside (REMERSCHEN)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Biodiversum (Luxembourg, Est / Osten, REMERSCHEN)
Datum: 2018-08-05

 

          2018-08-05 - WER NERVT DENN DA? NOTWENDIGKEIT DER PFLEGEMASSNAHMEN (REMERSCHEN)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Biodiversum (Luxembourg, Est / Osten, REMERSCHEN)
Datum: 2018-08-05

 

          2018-08-09 - The Shape of Water (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Capucins) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Cour intérieure | Théâtre des Capucins (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-08-09
Uhrzeit: 21:30

« An enchanting re-imagining of Beauty and the Beast. » (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
 
The Shape of Water
USA 2017 / vostf / 123' / De : Guillermo del Toro / Avec : Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon
> 16+ : déconseillé au moins de 16 ans
 
Modeste employée d'un laboratoire gouvernemental ultrasecret, Elisa mène une existence solitaire, d'autant plus isolée qu'elle est muette. Sa vie bascule à jamais lorsqu'elle et sa collègue Zelda découvrent une expérience encore plus secrète que les autres...
 
« La Forme de l'eau est l'enchantement miroitant d'une forme en perpétuel mouvement. Un conte de fées baigné dans une diaprure bleu-vert, une comédie musicale dansée sur les ailes irisées du temps, une impossible histoire d'amour transgenre sous nos yeux scandaleusement consommée, un chant d'amour à l'égarement incongru, à la fantaisie salvatrice. » (Le Monde)
 
« Magical, thrilling and romantic to the core, a sensual and fantastical fairy tale with moral overtones, it's a film that plays by all the rules and none of them, going its own way with fierce abandon. » (Los Angeles Time)
 

          2018-08-10 - Duck Soup (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Capucins) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Cour intérieure | Théâtre des Capucins (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-08-10
Uhrzeit: 21:30

« Duck Soup should make practically everybody laugh. » (Variety)
 
Duck Soup
USA 1933 / vostf / 68' / De : Leo McCarey / Avec : Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx
> Recommandé aux familles et enfants à partir de 9 ans
 
Un incapable devient président de Fredonia et fait la guerre à son intrigant voisin...
 
« Soupe au canard est le plus délirant, donc le plus réussi, des films des Marx Brothers. Mêlant les gags tout droit sortis des cartoons de Tex Avery, les parodies géniales de comédies musicales hollywoodiennes avec des dialogues surréalistes. Provocations réjouissantes, dénonciations salutaires et non-sens jubilatoire, le feu d'artifice est total. » (Télérama)
 
« It turns out that the sharp-tongued humour of Groucho Marx is ageless, the slapstick timely and the subject matter still pertinent: loony dictatorship, religion, pointless warfare. » (Times UK)
 

          2018-08-11 - Yellow Submarine (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Capucins) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Cour intérieure | Théâtre des Capucins (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-08-11
Uhrzeit: 21:30

« An outrageously inventive piece of eye-popping pop. » (Creative Loafing)
 
Yellow Submarine
UK 1968 / vo / 90' / De : George Dunning / Avec : The Beatles, Paul Angelis, John Clive
>  nouvelle restauration 4K pour le 50e anniversaire de la sortie du film
 
Le royaume de la musique, Pepperland, est envahi par les Meanies, ennemis de la jeunesse et de la joie de vivre. Fred parvient à s'échapper dans un sous-marin jaune. Il se rend à Liverpool où il obtient l'appui des Beatles. Ceux-ci vont affronter les pires dangers et rencontrer Shakespeare, Napoléon, Freud et King Kong.
 
« An endlessly inventive picture that blends 1960s psychedelia with such diverse styles as pop art and Art Deco to create the fantastical world of Pepperland and its bizarre inhabitants. » (Radio Times)
 
« A unique and often brilliant animated film that pictures the Beatles as towering and often god-like gentlemen who have the power to change worlds... » (Cinema Crazed)
 

          2018-09-05 - Luxembourg City Photowalk (promenade photographique) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Luxembourg-Ville (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-09-05
Uhrzeit: 18:30 - 21:30

Dies ist ein monatlicher Fotospaziergang ("photowalk"), der in Luxemburg-Stadt stattfindet. Es ist ein geführter Fotospaziergang durch einige der schönsten und interessantesten Ecken der Stadt.
Wir konzentrieren uns auf ein Hauptthema für jeden Fotospaziergang, sei es auf Spiegelungen, Geometrie, Silhouetten, Architektur oder Natur. Das Thema jedes Spaziergangs wird am Ausgangspunkt bekannt gegeben, wobei die Wetter- und Lichtverhältnisse in diesem Moment berücksichtigt werden. Dies ist auch eine Gelegenheit, um aus der eigenen Komfortzone herauszukommen und die Herausforderung für neue Fotomotive oder bewusste Limitierungen anzunehmen. Dies ist keine Streetphotography-Tour, obwohl es Ihnen natürlich freisteht, auf unserem Weg alles zu fotografieren, was Sie möchten.
Auf Wunsch erhalten Sie auf Wunsch natürlich gerne auch Anleitungen zu Fotografietechniken und Komposition. Es wird empfohlen, ein Stativ mitzubringen,...
 

          2018-09-14 - Prix « Miradas/Blécker » (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-09-14
Uhrzeit: 19:00

9e concours de courts-métrages
Prix « Miradas/Blécker »

El ojo que ves no es ojo porque tú lo veas; es ojo porque te ve.
L'œil que tu vois n'est pas un œil parce que tu le vois, mais parce qu'il te voit.
(Antonio Machado)
 
Miradas/Blécker, le concours de courts-métrages organisé par le Círculo Cultural Antonio Machado, est arrivé à sa 9e édition. Cet évènement permet de diffuser au Luxembourg des courts-métrages réalisés en Espagne, en privilégiant les œuvres montrant une analyse ou une critique sociale. L'objectif de cette manifestation et de devenir une passerelle entre les deux communautés.
 
La projection des films finalistes sera suivie de la remise du prix au gagnant.
 

          2018-09-20 - 2018-10-20 - AGNES BOULLOCHE et sa FAUNE MIRIFIQUE (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: CULTUREINSIDE. gallery (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-09-20 - 2018-10-20
Uhrzeit: 14:30 - 18:00 (Montags und Sonntag nach Vereinbarung)
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Gila Paris, directrice de la GALERIE CULTUREINSIDE est heureuse de vous présenter dans l'exposition intitulée « Agnès Boulloche et sa faune mirifique » les créations récentes d'Agnès BOULLOCHE, artiste peintre contemporaine française.
Agnès Boulloche passa sa petite enfance au Maroc où elle fut imprégnée par le goût des légendes, des djinns, de l'insolite, de l'étrange et des voyages. Elle réside actuellement entre Paris et l'Île de Ré.
Agnès est une artiste qui rêve les yeux grands ouverts. Ses œuvres, construites comme de petites pièces de théâtre picturales, renferment une multitude de détails, les décors architecturaux et les costumes de ses personnages fantasques nous évoquent le style des primitifs flamands tels que Hieronymus  Bosch, les sc&...
 

          2018-09-24 - Old Boy (Votez Cinema !) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-09-24
Uhrzeit: 20:30

Oldeuboi  Corée du Sud 2004 / vostf / 125' /  c / De : Park Chan-wook /  Avec : Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jung   > Grand prix, Cannes 2004
 

          2018-09-24 - Staatsverständnisse in Frankreich (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Institut Pierre Werner (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-09-24
Uhrzeit: 19:00 - 21:00

Frankreich dient als Modell für den absolutistischen Staat, für den republikanischen und für den laizistischen. In Staatsverständnisse in Frankreich behandeln Norbert Campagna und Franziska Martinsen diese Dimensionen und werden sich in ihren Kurzvorträgen im Institut Pierre Werner (IPW) mit zwei bedeutenden französischen Staatsdenkerinnen - Christine de Pizan und Olympe de Gouges - befassen. Im Anschluss an diese beiden Vorträge wird Sven Seidenthal eine Diskussion zwischen den beiden Herausgebern moderieren, die sich um die Frage drehen wird, ob die "laïcité à la française" als eine Chance angesehen werden muss oder ob sie nicht vielmehr eine Bedrohung für die Freiheit darstellt.

in deutscher Sprache
24.09.2018 - 19 Uhr
Institut Pierre Werner

http://www.ipw.lu
 

          2018-09-30 - Récital de Arabella Fenyves: soprano (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Centre Culturel Altrimenti (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-09-30
Uhrzeit: 17:00 - 19:00

 

          2018-09-30 - Luxembourg Landscape Photography Workshop (CLERVAUX)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Place de la Libération, Clervaux (Luxembourg, Nord / Norden, CLERVAUX)
Datum: 2018-09-30
Uhrzeit: 09:00 - 18:00

Ganztags Luxemburg Landschaftsfotografie Workshop am 30.09.2018

Originaldokument und Tickets

Übersetzung (im Falle von Abweichungen in der Übersetzung ist die englische Version ausschlaggebend):

Die Teilnehmerzahl für diesen Workshop ist auf 12 Plätze begrenzt und kostet 120,00 EUR pro Person. Frühbuchertickets sind für 105,00 EUR erhältlich, wenn Sie vor dem 11. August 2018 buchen.

Dieser Workshop findet von Samstagmorgen 9:00 Uhr bis zum späten Nachmittag 18:00 Uhr statt.

Die Luxemburger Oesling-Region im Norden Luxemburgs ist ein spektakuläres Gebiet für Fotografen und mit ihren Hochebenen, tiefen Tälern und Flüssen wird sie zum Traum eines Landschaftsfotografen.

Wir werden verschiedene Orte wie den Lac de la Haute Sûre, den Barrage Misärsbréck und einige weitere Orte besuchen. Alle Locations werden selbstverstän...
 

          2018-10-04 - 2018-10-25 - L'Odeur du sel (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2018-10-04 - 2018-10-25

Anneke WalchGravures et dessinsL'homme et les paysages sont les motifs qui interpellent le plus l'artiste Anneke Walch. L'exploration de la perception, des lignes et des structures, permet de saisir les différentes facettes du sujet, de le traiter d'une manière plus complète et complexe. Ses croquis en feutre, graphite, sanguine, sépia, fusain lui servent à explorer le sujet et à en saisir l'essence. Parfois les dessins existent de leur propre droit, parfois ce sont des études qui seront transposées dans le langage caractéristique de la xylographie.Der Geruch des SalzesManchmal sind es Linien, Strukturen von Landschaften oder Menschen, die unsere Aufmerksamkeit bei den Werken von Anneke Walch fordern; manchmal aber auch nur Skizzen, die weiteres erahnen lassen.Vernissage Je 04.10.18 | 18:30Elsa RauchsTextesAvant de partir ... Bruxelles, je regarde à travers la vitre du café, les voitures défilent, il pleut, ma gorge se noue ... J'ai un peu peur, je crois. ça fait du bien ou pas, je ne ...
 

          2018-10-06 - Planet Percussion Volume 1 (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2018-10-06
Uhrzeit: 20:00

Planet Percussion ist eine Reise durch die virtuose Klangkunst der SchlaginstrumenteDer energiegeladene Musiker Sven Kiefer ist von jeher fasziniert von Klang und Rhythmus der Schlaginstrumente. Mit dieser Faszination spielt er Marimbaphon, Vibraphon, Trommel, Handpan, Cajón, Djembe oder elektronische Instrumente. Dabei legt er sich nicht auf ein Genre fest, sondern lässt sich von seinem feinen musikalischen Gespür leiten. Zusammen mit dem Schlagzeuger Yves Popow, der sich neben seinem Hauptfach Schlagzeug, spezialisiert hat auf die Trommelkünste aus Afrika und Lateinamerika, hat das Duo schon mehrere grössere Projekte ins Leben gerufen.In Planet Percussion -Volume 1 liegt das Augenmerk auf der Marimba, aber auch Trommel, Cajon, Tamburin, Vibraphon, Pauken und Xylophon werden mit Cello, Horn und Klavier wetteifern um dem Publikum Klänge und Rythmen aus aller Welt darzubieten. Diese musikalische Wanderung beginnt mit Stimmungen aus dem Morgenland, entführt in die Welt des Tango's und ve...
 

          2018-10-18 - MinotaureDuNord (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2018-10-18
Uhrzeit: 20:00

Des chansons sont venues à maturation pendant ses années de voyages dans les pays d'Europe de l'Est. Une parole s'est formée qui s'exprime en plusieurs langues : le luxembourgeois, l'anglais et le français. Les langues musicales se sont déliées et aiguisées à travers le travail pour le théâtre et le film. Une grande envie d'explorer et d'échapper au formatage s'est imposée.Dans cette aventure, Fränz Hausemer s'entoure de musiciens passionnés dont le batteur/percussioniste Guy Frisch, le contrebassiste Benoît Legot et le violoniste André Pons-Valdès. Ensemble, ils voyagent entre styles et sensibilités, portant des arrangements soignés et originaux. Musiques, paroles et le dialogue avec le public tiennent une part égale dans ce spectacle . Ce sera l'occasion pour le groupe de présenter leur nouvel album  Songs from the Labyrinth .Piano, Voix, Guitares, Compositions Fränz Hausemer Batterie, Percussions Guy Frisch Contrebasse et Basse électrique Benoît Legot Violon acoustique et électrique...
 

          2018-10-25 - Deux fois danse (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2018-10-25
Uhrzeit: 19:30

Danse 1! MAKi ?!Georges Maikel Pires MonteiroJe ne le sens pas. Je pose la main sur ma poitrine. J'ai l'image d'une fleur noire en bouton au fond de moi. Quand je me lève pour m'exprimer, cette plante en floraison aspire mon courage et se referme. Le sol se dérobe sous mes pieds et je suis en chute libre sans pouvoir me rattraper. Et pourtant, avant de prendre la parole, j'étais confiant sur un sol stable. Je le sais bien ... Tu es un manque, mais quelle est ta raison d'être ?Un manque de confiance, Maki et son passé sont au coeur de cette création, jouant sur la pluridisciplinarité (musique, danse, vidéo) pour guider le public durant ce long voyage.Chorégraphie et interprétation Georges Maikel Pires Monteiro Conseil artistique Camille Mutel Composition musicale Eric G Foy Voix et chant Edson Pires Domingos Mixage et mastering Damiano Picci Création vidéo Georges Maikel Pires Monteiro, Edson Pires Domingos Cast Alcmena Pires Ramos (Mère), Vanine Pires Domingos (Grand-mère), Bryan Pires...
 

          2018-11-06 - 2018-12-06 - Endlech Fridden? (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2018-11-06 - 2018-12-06

 

          2018-11-14 - 2018-11-24 - Tabula Rasa (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2018-11-14 - 2018-11-24

 

          2018-11-28 - SIEBEN (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2018-11-28
Uhrzeit: 19:30

Nous sommes insignifiants, mais nous ne voulons pas l'être ! Mus par le désir d'exister à part des autres, d'être uniques dans un monde de sept milliards de contemporains. Mais cela est-il possible ? Et quelle est l'importance de chacun à l'intérieur d'une communauté, d'un groupe ? Dans SIEBEN, Jill Crovisier confronte sept danseurs qui veulent à la fois exprimer leur individualité au sein d'un groupe et en même temps exprimer leur incapacité à s'en déconnecter.7 - difficile d'ignorer l'un des chiffres les plus importants de l'histoire. Des dieux et des planètes à la poésie et aux péchés capitaux. Il va se décliner dans le groupe des danseurs en de multiples compositions chorégraphiques, tout en mettant l'accent sur leur individualité. Le numéro sept poursuivra les spectateurs.Chorégraphie Jill Crovisier Danseurs Dana Terracina, Yotam Peled, Naya Monzon Alvarez, Simone Frederick Scacchetti, Jin Young Won, Marie Hanna Klemm, Alexandre Nadra Musique Jóhann Jóhannsson, Raekwon, Foremost P...
 

          2018-12-02 - Canto Ostinato (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2018-12-02
Uhrzeit: 17:00

Cette oeuvre de 1976 de style minimaliste peut durer entre 60 minutes et 24 heures, parce que ses 106 cellules se répètent un nombre quelconque de fois. Une pièce qui va sonner autrement à chaque représentation, puisque chaque musicien est libre de choisir, au moment même, quelle voix et quelle note du rythme noté il joue. Une pièce qui fait tendre l'oreille, qui fait rêver, méditer, somnoler, une pièce qui régale. Ici le nouveau matériel surgit à l'instant plutôt que d'être introduit par le fade-in imperceptible caractéristique des premières pièces minimalistes.Jouée des milliers de fois, la pièce néerlandaise contemporaine la plus populaire et la plus jouée Canto Ostinato est une expérience acoustique exemplaire, facile à écouter (puisque tonale) mais gardant le suspens d'une musique riche et inouïe.Victor Kraus Group nous propose une version inédite de cette pièce pour multiples instruments à claviers en utilisant des instruments à vents et à cordes interprétée par des musiciens hor...
 

          2018-12-16 - Déi bescht Manéier, aus der Landschaft ze verschwannen (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2018-12-16
Uhrzeit: 17:00

 

          2018-12-18 - 2019-03-28 - De Silo (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2018-12-18 - 2019-03-28

 

          2019-01-09 - Répétition ouverte (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2019-01-09
Uhrzeit: 19:00

Diplômé de l'École Nationale de danse d'Athènes, Andrea Rama est actuellement basé à Luxembourg, ainsi qu'à Berlin. Avec Xeni Alexandrou (GR), ils co-fondent la Compagnie Porson's Khashoggi, qui explore la mutabilité de la mémoire et de la perception. La compagnie considère la dimension temporelle comme un élément fondamental du mouvement. Ce duo d'artistes révolutionne ainsi les concepts du temps, de la mesure et de la catégorisation, en intégrant mouvement, lumière, scénographie, ainsi qu'installation de corps dans leur travail, afin d'aboutir à des interventions performatives. En examinant la relation entre la nature et notre environnement construit, leur mouvement se manifeste comme des phénomènes juxtaposés, preuve de quelque chose qui ne peut être rêvé.Depuis six ans, Andrea Rama développe et enseigne le concept « Opening Possibilities » dans des compagnies de danse et des institutions pour des danseurs professionnels internationaux.Résidence d'artistesLe danseur Andrea Rama sera...
 

          2019-02-03 - Planet Percussion Volume 2 (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2019-02-03
Uhrzeit: 17:00

Planet Percussion ist eine Reise durch die virtuose Klangkunst der SchlaginstrumenteIn Planet Percussion - Volume 2 werden neue Perspektiven eröffnet. Sven Kiefer & Yves Popow begleiten mit feinst ausgewählt Musikstücken die beeindruckenden Bilder aus Yannick Stirn's Aufnahmen Lëtzebuerg vun Uewen. Atemberaubende Aufnahmen mit Live-Musik schaffen eine Kombination aus akustischer und visueller Finesse.Im zweiten Teil des multimedialen Konzerts findet ein ständiger Prozess der Veränderung und Bewegung mit dem Perpetuum mobile statt. Marie-Christiane Nishimwe wird, begleitet von den Marimbas, mit ihrer herrlichen Sopran Stimme verzaubern. Zusammen werden sie aus dem Ballett Buch der Träume und von Liebe in Ewigkeit erzählen. Höhepunkt des Abends ist die Weltpremiere von Orange Wind Fading von Ivan Trevino für zwei Marimbas und einem Special Guest.Konzept und Percussion (Marimba, Vibra & Percussion) Sven Kiefer, Yves Popow Videast Lëtzebuerg vun Uewen Yannick Stirn Sopran Marie-Christiane ...
 

          2019-02-28 - 2019-03-03 - The Seagull (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2019-02-28 - 2019-03-03

 

          2019-03-13 - Wou ginn Elteren nuets hin (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2019-03-13
Uhrzeit: 19:00

 

          2019-03-16 - Buffalo C. Wayne's Comeback (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2019-03-16
Uhrzeit: 20:00

 

          2019-03-23 - Frühlingskonzert (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2019-03-23
Uhrzeit: 20:00

Das Symphonieorchester Luxembourg Philharmonia wurde 1979 gegründet und besteht heute aus 90 MusikerInnen, hauptsächlich versierte Amateure sowie einige Professionelle. Seit 1996 steht es unter der Leitung des dänischen Dirigenten Martin Elmquist.Yanis Grisó, geboren 2003 in Luxemburg, studiert Violine im hauptstädtischen Konservatorium in der Klasse von Sandrine Cantoreggi. Er ist Preisträger verschiedener nationaler und internationaler Wettbewerbe wie z.B. 2015 beim Concours Européen pour Jeunes Solistes in Luxemburg, 2016 beim X Balys Dvarionas Competition for young violinists in Vilnius/Litauen und 2017 beim Concours International Grumiaux pour jeunes violonistes in Brüssel.Musikalisch wertvolle Impulse bekam der junge Musiker bei zahlreichen Meisterkursen mit u.a. Alessandro Moccia, Irina Pak, Yuko Mori, Larissa Kolos, Daniel Hope, Vadim Gluzman und Ana Chumachenco. Seit 2016 wird Yanis vom Fonds Culturel National Luxembourg unterstützt. Außerdem ist er Stipendiat der Internationa...
 

          2019-04-05 - Das zweite Ich (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2019-04-05
Uhrzeit: 20:00

Hier werden Sie eine merkwürdige Bekanntschaft machen. Sie werden einen Herrn sehen, der mit Ihnen keine Ähnlichkeit hat: Ihr zweites Ich. Mit diesen Worten wird Krambacher am Silvesterabend in einer zwielichtigen Gaststätte empfangen. In Walter Benjamins Erzählung wird Krambacher in zwölf Bildern seiner Vergangenheit, seinen Wünschen und verpassten Chancen begegnen. Ein Spiel zwischen Traum und Wirklichkeit beginnt.Das Figurentheater von Frank Soehnle macht aus Benjamins Geschichte eine bildstarke Begegnung zwischen Mensch und Figur, Original und Abbild, Realität und Traum. Fantastische Figuren begleiten den Zuschauer auf einer poetischen Reise ins Unterbewusstsein. Und am Ende werden sie eine merkwürdige Bekanntschaft machen.Ausstattung und Spiel Frank Soehnle Musik Stefan Mertin Regieberatung Enno Podehl Choreografie Karin Ould Chih Sprecher Georg Peetz Technik Christian GlötznerMasterclass FigurentheaterTheater der Verwandlung mit Frank SoehnleSo 07.04. - Do 11.04.19:  10:00 - 13:0...
 

          2019-04-25 - Driven (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2019-04-25
Uhrzeit: 20:00

Qu'est-ce qui pousse les individus à être artistes, et, tout simplement, à être créatifs ? Driven parle de l'indicible à travers une multitude de propositions artistiques dansées par trois gars. Dans un jeu créatif les trois interprètes témoignent de l'envie et de la nécessité de créer. Ils s'expriment par le geste artistique, le théâtre, la danse, le jeu. La projection sur écran de témoignages d'artistes invités ajoute une touche de connivence dans la mise en scène. En inventant librement le spectacle sur cette thématique ils disent qui ils sont, qui ils sont devenus et pourquoi ils ont choisi l'art ! Sans à priori ni limites ils nous rappellent au final ce qui nous pousse à être créatifs et ne pas oublier de l'être ! Tous styles et générations confondues, ils sont un petit bout de l'histoire de l'art.Chorégraphie, mise en scène & danse Jean-Guillaume Weis & guests Danseurs Baptiste Hilbert, Malcolm Sutherland & Jean-Guillaume Weis Production Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg Cop...
 

          2019-04-28 - Alles Féik oder wat? (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2019-04-28
Uhrzeit: 17:00 (Avant-Dernière)

 

          2019-06-30 - Instant Rencontre & Extrêmités (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2019-06-30
Uhrzeit: 17:00

Instant Rencontre blanContactblanContact, c'est un groupe de danseurs mobiles et à mobilité réduite qui, avec des artistes professionnels invités de tous les horizons, font émerger des créations artistiques pleines de poésie et de sensibilité. L'Instant Rencontre permet au public de découvrir ce travail en toute intimité ! Sous la direction artistique des chorégraphes Thierry Raymond et Giovanni Zazzera, la nouvelle édition part à la rencontre du cirque et s'annonce sous le signe du ressourcement, de l'exploration et la découverte de nouveaux univers de mouvement ...Bei blanContact entstehen durch das Aufeinandertreffen von behinderten und nichtbehinderten Tänzern und professionellen Künstlern aus allen Richtungen berührende Momente voller Poesie! Unter der choreografischen Leitung von Thierry Raymond und Giovanni Zazzera geht blanContact dieses Jahr wieder auf Entdeckungsreise und trifft auf die Zirkus - und Objektkunst.Direction artistique et chorégraphique Thierry Raymond, Giovanni ...
 

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Au contraire du Luxembourg ou de la Belgique, la France n’a presque pas profité du Brexit dans l’assurance. Seule une grande compagnie internationale, Chubb, a choisi de déplacer son siège européen de Londres à Paris. L’Hexagone aurait pour autant...
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Circular of the Central Bank of Luxembourg on statistical data collection for non-regulated AIFs - The Central Bank of Luxembourg published circular BCL 2018/241 entitled “New statistical data collection for non-regulated alternative investment...
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          La cumbre de la OTAN, una cita clave que depende del temperamento de Trump      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
El presidente de EEUU, Donald Trump, en una imagen de archivo.

Si has abierto esta noticia, es que el tema te interesa. Al menos algo. Si no es así, si la has abierto por casualidad, antes de dejar de leerla porque crees que una cumbre de la OTAN no da para mucho, que es una pereza y que no es más que palabrería, te instamos a que mires detenidamente este gif:

Sí, estás viendo bien. Es el presidente de EEUU, Donald Trump, empujando al primer ministro de Montenegro, Dusko Markovic, para situarse en la primera fila de un encuentro de líderes de la OTAN en mayo del año pasado. Y no, no es un montaje: sucedió de verdad. Más allá de lo, llamémosle, gracioso, de semejante momento, dice mucho del tipo de política que impone el presidente de EEUU: impulsiva y basada en su archiconocido lema de "América Primero".

Así que la gran duda que se plantea ante la cumbre de la OTAN que comienza este miércoles es evidente... ¿Entrará Trump empujando otra vez?

De momento lo que ha hecho es tirar de algo más romántico: las cartas. Mediante este canal ha ido recordando a los distintos líderes de los países aliados que quiere dinero, mucho más dinero en defensa. Así, ha vuelto a hacer hincapié en que se acabó esa etapa en la que Estados Unidos asumía la mayor parte de los gastos de defensa internacionales. En España, el nuevo presidente del Gobierno, Pedro Sánchez, también ha recibido una misiva de parte del líder estadounidense en la que le recuerda que su predecesor, Mariano Rajoy, se comprometió a pagar más.

Esta demanda económica no es lo único que temen de Trump los socios de la OTAN. El presidente de EEUU, que llega a la cumbre en medio de una guerra comercial, también viene de abandonar a principios del mes de junio la cumbre del G-7 en Canadá, vetando las conclusiones pactadas por los líderes de las principales potencias democráticas del mundo. Es más, llega a esta cita después de haber insultando públicamente al primer ministro canadiense, Justin Trudeau, a quien ha llamado "deshonesto y débil".

Días más tarde de semejante espectáculo, se ponía una medalla tras estrechar la mano del líder norcoreano Kim Jong-Un. Ahora todos temen que pase algo parecido: que desprecie su cita con la OTAN en Bruselas, para después sacar pecho al verse con el presidente ruso, Vladimir Putin, enemigo declarado de la Alianza, en Helsinki el 16 de julio.

Juntos, pero no revueltos

A Trump, como a Putin, la OTAN no le gusta. Conscientes de ello, el objetivo de los miembros de la organización transatlántica, nacida hace casi 70 años para contrarrestar la influencia de la URSS, es defender su unidad. El presidente no parece dispuesto a ello y, aunque mantiene un tira y afloja con la Alianza, en la cabeza de todos los líderes aún resuenan aquellas declaraciones en las que el presidente de EEUU sentenció que estaba "obsoleta". Por aquel entonces Trump estaba en plena campaña presidencial y llegó a amenazar con retirar la protección de las tropas de su país si los aliados no invertían más en defensa. Con Trump ya de presidente el tono de sus amenazas se redujo, si bien es cierto que en la cumbre del año pasado evitó comprometerse con la cláusula de defensa mutua sobre la que se funda la OTAN.

Voy a decirle a la OTAN: tenéis que empezar a pagar vuestras facturas

Los últimos días ha vuelto al juego que le gusta, el de ir de líder duro: "Voy a decirle a la OTAN: tenéis que empezar a pagar vuestras facturas. Los europeos nos matan en el comercio, nos matan con otras cosas y encima nos matan con la OTAN", ha sentenciado.

Esa misma idea es la que plasmó en las cartas enviadas a los líderes de la Alianza y, en su canal favorito, Twitter, se ha despachado bien a gusto: "EEUU asume el 90% de la factura de la OTAN, pese a que los europeos son los que más se benefician de este paraguas de protección. EEUU gasta mucho más en la OTAN que cualquier otro país. Eso no es justo ni es aceptable". Es el mismo mensaje que, el pasado abril, transmitió en Bruselas de forma igualmente contundente el actual secretario de Estado norteamericano, Mike Pompeo, en su primera visita a la Alianza.

Los miembros de la OTAN se comprometieron en la Cumbre de Cardiff de 2014 a destinar al menos el 2% de su PIB a defensa de cara a 2024, un objetivo que según fuentes diplomáticas citadas por la Agencia Efe sólo conseguirán 15, en el caso de que cumplan con los planes nacionales que presentaron. Sin embargo, las mismas fuentes han recordado que este compromiso no es vinculante, sino que se trata de unas directrices políticas.

La Administración Trump no comparte esta interpretación, de ahí que se espere que este miércoles el presidente llegue a la cumbre exigiendo a sus colegas el cumplimiento sin matices de este objetivo. El presidente norteamericano juega con la baza de que el gasto militar de EEUU representa más de dos tercios del total de la OTAN -por eso dice que no puede ser la "hucha del mundo"-. Y ya hay precedentes del daño que puede hacer a una institución la retirada de fondos de EEUU. Si no, que le pregunten a la Agencia de Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados Palestinos (Unrwa).

(Puedes seguir leyendo tras la foto...).

Mike Pompeo, secretario de Estado de EEUU, y el secretario general de la OTAN, Jens Stoltenberg, el pasado abril en su primer encuentro.

No todo es el dinero

Los socios de la Alianza, por regla general, no están muy dispuestos a elevar el presupuesto como les pide el jefe del ejército más poderoso del planeta. No estamos en un periodo de vacas gordas para nadie, invertir en Defensa sigue siendo impopular en muchas sociedades occidentales y, además, no quieren que nadie les dicte el camino, cuando la OTAN puede mejorar con otras aportaciones que no son necesariamente económicas.

El objetivo de los críticos con la ampliación del presupuesto es tratar de convencer a los estadounidenses justo de eso, de que hay que tener en cuenta, billetes aparte, las implicaciones de cada país, su disponibilidad de capacidades militares -despliegue, bases, personal y medios- y la voluntad de utilizarlas en favor de la paz y seguridad internacionales, en las misiones en el extranjero.

En 2017, sólo cuatro de los 29 miembros llegaban a esa cifra mágica del 2% del PIB, aunque en este 2018 se cree que podrían ser ya el doble las potencias las que alcancen el compromiso: EEUU, Reino Unido, Polonia, Rumanía, Grecia, Estonia, Letonia y Lituania. Y no es que a esos países les salga el dinero por las orejas, es que son aliados estrechos de Washington y siempre van a bailar a su son (léase los británicos) o son estados que forzosamente tienen que estar blindados ante lo que hagan sus vecinos más peligrosos, Rusia y Turquía en este caso.

Por el momento, titanes de la defensa europea como Alemania y Francia se han comprometido a llegar, respectivamente, al 1,5% en 2024 y al 2%, pero en 2025. Nada más.

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¿Y España, cómo lo ve?

España está con los que ni por asomo llegarán al 2% ni tienen intención de dar más, y menos con el cambio de inquilino en La Moncloa. Este año, nuestro país es el segundo país de la OTAN con un menor gasto militar, con un 0,93 % de su PIB. La cifra es similar a la de Bélgica y solo la de Luxemburgo es inferior, según las previsiones de inversión en Defensa que ha publicado este martes la Alianza. No obstante el informe, este informe sostiene que nuestro país ha aumentado de un año para otro su gasto militar, ya que en 2017 se llegó al 0,90 %.

La anterior ministra de Defensa, la popular María Dolores de Cospedal, se comprometió por carta a elevar al 1,53 % el gasto español en Defensa para 2024, el año de referencia que pide EEUU, lo que supondría otros18.500 millones de euros. Sin embargo, esa promesa no se encuentra en ninguna ley ni decreto vinculante, no está en la estrategia de seguridad nacional, y por tanto los socialistas ahora en el poder no la toman como necesariamente vinculante.

El pasado 3 de julio, ante el secretario general de la OTAN, Jens Stoltenberg, se visita en Madrid, el presidente Sánchez ya evitó comprometerse con lo que pide Trump. El comunicado remitido por el Gobierno tras la entrevista destaca que España ha desplegado 1.161 efectivos en misiones de la OTAN, 616 con la ONU y 757 con la Unión Europea y que, además, forma parte de la coalición contra el Estado Islámico (EI), en la que 581 españoles colaboran en la formación del ejército iraquí.

De hecho, fuentes gubernamentales citadas por Europa Press han subrayado que la Alianza concede mucha importancia a esta misión de entrenamiento, así como al despliegue de misiles Patriot en la frontera con Turquía. Eso es lo que tratarán de vender tanto Sánchez como su nueva titular de Defensa, Margarita Robles, en la cumbre de Bruselas.

(Puedes seguir leyendo tras la foto...).

Pedro Sanchez y Jens Stoltenberg, reunidos el 3 de julio en La Moncloa.

Las consecuencias

"Si Estados Unidos hace de esto un casus belli, pueden pasar muchas cosas", advierte a la agencia AFP una fuente diplomática de un país de la OTAN, para quien lo que diga Trump "será decisivo para el futuro de la Alianza". Los posibles anuncios del inquilino de la Casa Blanca, que preocupan a los aliados, pasan desde una eventual retirada de sus tropas de los países que no cumplen con el objetivo -como Alemania, donde tiene desplegados a cerca de 35.000 soldados-, o su negativa a realizar maniobras militares con esos países, según esta fuente.

Por otro lado, para Tomas Valasek, director del centro de reflexión Carnegie Europe, en el pasado, ya existieron "desacuerdos", como durante la guerra de Irak, "pero nunca hubo ninguna sugerencia en el aire de que Estados Unidos diera la espalda a los aliados europeos". Esto socavaría uno de los principios de la Alianza, consagrado en el Artículo 5 del Tratado de Washington de 1949: la defensa colectiva entre aliados. En casi siete décadas de historia, Washington sólo la activó tras los atentados del 11 de septiembre de 2001.

Y de fondo, una cuestión clave: la actitud de Trump podría ensombrecer las decisiones que deben adoptar los líderes, como la creación de dos nuevos centros de mando en la localidad alemana de Ulm y la estadounidense de Norfolk, la reforma integral de la estructura de mando y control de la Alianza para "adaptarla a los desafíos del siglo XXI", las amenazas híbridas, la ciberseguridad, las noticias falsas o la lucha contra el terrorismo, en cooperación con países esenciales como Jordania y Túnez.

Los 29 líderes deben respaldar además su plan "30-30-30-30", en virtud del cual para 2020 la OTAN debe poder desplegar en 30 días, 30 batallones, 30 escuadrones aéreos y 30 buques de guerra en apoyo a sus fuerzas de respuesta rápida.

Estas decisiones se enmarcan en el plan de la Alianza para reforzarse ante una vecina Rusia más amenazante, desde que en marzo de 2014 anexionara la península ucraniana de Crimea. El presidente ucraniano, Petro Poroshenko, se reunirá el jueves con los líderes de la OTAN.

Consciente de lo que está en juego, el presidente del Consejo Europeo, Donald Tusk, ha instado este martes al presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump a "apreciar" a sus aliados, porque "al fin y al cabo no tiene tantos". "Su país no tendrá un mejor aliado que la Unión Europea", le ha dicho vía Twitter, además de recordarle que ésta gasta "más que Rusia" en Defensa. "Querida América, aprecia a tus aliados, al fin y al cabo no tienes tantos".

Y mientras Putin espera su cita con Trump... disfrutando, seguro, de las divisiones que nacen entre estos históricos aliados; al fin y al cabo él se nutre de las divisiones entre Estados Unidos y Europa y dentro de Europa, como defiende Thomas Carothers, vicepresidente del think tank Carnegie.


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Monaco : Les comptes de Karim toujours bloqués
Le tribunal correctionnel de Monaco a refusé, ce mardi 10 juillet, de procéder à la confiscation de sommes saisies dans les comptes monégasques de Karim Wade et ses co-accusés, contrairement à la demande de l'État du Sénégal. Mais, pour autant, la partie n'est pas totalement gagnée pour l'ancien ministre d'État. Seneweb a appris que d'autres procédures pendent au-dessus de sa tête en vue de l'exécution de l'arrêt de la CREI lui infligeant une amende de 138 milliards de francs Cfa, notamment.

Nos sources renseignent que "le procureur général adjoint de Monaco a conclu au rejet de la demande de l'État du Sénégal en invoquant l'absence de double incrimination". "En effet, précisent-elles, pour ce magistrat, l'inexistence en droit monégasque de l'infraction d'enrichissement illicite empêche de faire droit à la demande de confiscation pénale".

Pourtant, signalent nos interlocuteurs, "sur ce même fondement de l'absence de double incrimination, les juridictions parisiennes ont rejeté, tant en première instance qu'en appel, la demande de confiscation formée par l'État du Sénégal, alors qu'il a été inséré dans le code pénal français une infraction spécifique de blanchiment quasi-identique à l'incrimination d'enrichissement illicite".

Cette situation suscite l'agacement chez un observateur du dossier Karim Wade : "L'exécution des décisions de justice souverainement prises par les juridictions sénégalaises et le rapatriement au Sénégal des fonds et des biens mal acquis par Karim Wade, Bibo Bourgi, Karim Aboukhalil et Mamadou Pouye s'avèrent, pour le moment, difficiles en dépit des intentions maintes fois répétées et des proclamations de foi des autorités politiques et judiciaires des États destinataires de demandes d'entraide pénale internationale."

France, Monaco, Luxembourg
L'État du Sénégal, dans le cadre de l'exécution des peines infligées par la CREI au fils de Wade et ses co-accusés, avait adressé des demandes d'entraide judiciaire pénale internationale en France, au Luxembourg, et à Monaco.Nos sources rappellent que l'objectif, en ce qui concerne Monaco, "était d'obtenir tout d'abord la confiscation des comptes bancaires des mis en cause ; lesquels ont été saisis et gelés par les autorités monégasques en 2013 et 2014 en exécution des commissions rogatoires internationales diligentées par la CREI".

"Sur le plan civil, apprend-t-on, des procédures de saisies-conservatoires et d'exequatur ont été introduites devant les juridictions monégasques afin de recouvrer les dommages-intérêts obtenus par l'État du Sénégal."

Si le tribunal correctionnel de Monaco a refusé la confiscation des comptes, pour la procédure au pénal, celle pendante au civil "a entrainé un second blocage des mêmes comptes".

"De même, apprend-t-on, l'existence au Luxembourg de plusieurs sociétés ouvertes par les mêmes personnes condamnées, ainsi que d'une assurance vie contractée par Karim Wade, ont conduit l'État du Sénégal à procéder à une demande d'exéquatur, sachant que le Grand-Duché avait activement contribué lors de l'enquête à la découverte de ces sociétés. Une demande de confiscation pénale avait également été adressée aux autorités françaises afin de saisir deux appartements propriété de Karim Wade et d'Ibrahim Aboukhalil."

En clair, la partie est bien lancée pour connaître des prolongations.

SENEWEB
 


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HDFC Group, the Deepak Parekh led banking and financial services conglomerate has crossed the $100 billion mark. In fact rising share prices of the group's four listed firms have helped the Group cross 10 lakh crores in market-capitalisation.

The HDFC group is the only group to have achieved this feat after that of the Tata Group. The Tata Group's current market capitalisation is in the range of Rs 11 lakh crores. Tata Consultancy Services, the software consultancy arm of the Tatas has an m-cap of Rs 7,18,623 crores. A few months ago TCS had reported of breaking into the $100 billion mark.

That the group achieved the feat with barely four entities, while Tata did so with thirty listed firms stands testimony to the stocks's performance and the group's management.

The group's four listed entities include HDFC Bank, HDFC Ltd, HDFC Standard Life and Gruh Finance. An IPO for HDFC's  mutual fund arm is being planned, and this entry, analysts suggest, will help m-cap soar by another Rs 30,000 crore.

At the close of trading hours on Tuesday, the bank's market-capitalisation stood at Rs 5,59,633 crores. The bank's m-cap crossed Rs 5 lakh crores on Jan 18 this year, becoming the third largest valued stock back then (the top being Reliance Industries and TCS).

During Tuesday's trading session, the finance company HDFC Ltd had mcap of Rs 3,26,776 crores, the Insurance arm-Rs 95,936 crores and Gruh Finance's figures read Rs 24,967 crores. All numbers have been sourced from the Bombay Stock Exchange.

The group's market-capitalisation of over 10 lakh crores is over the $100 billion mark,and hence bigger than the GDP of 120 countries- Ecuador, Luxembourg, Belarus, Slovakia, Costa Rica, Kenya, Bulgaria, and even Sri-Lanka. In fact neighboring country Pakistan's valuation of stocks listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange has been pegged at $80 billion.

The financial services conglomerate is an example of professionally managed company with no involvement from a promoter or family-managed business or entities.

That, HDFC Group has managed to reap it big at a time when it's peers in the financial services domain are grappling with rising bad loans suggests a well-managed bank.

The bank's FII holding has remained in the range of 75% since the Lehman bankruptcy crisis that saw foreign investors exiting from the banking and financial services businesses. The bank not only managed to retain them, but in 2015 added 5% more to it's FII holdings.


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​ ​ Une tribune de Vanessa Bastos. La Commission européenne a livré son projet de taxation fiscale des GAFA le 21 mars 2018. Celui-ci marque peut-être la fin d’un privilège fiscal pour les géants du numérique comme Google, Facebook, Amazon ou encore Apple.
Fiscalité des GAFA : la Commission européenne précise ses projets

Jusqu’à maintenant, les GAFA étaient taxés à hauteur de 9,3 % contre 23,2 % pour la plupart des entreprises. Cette pratique fiscale est principalement liée à la dématérialisation des activités de ces sociétés. Toutefois, dans plusieurs pays, les citoyens se sont penchés sur ces questions d’opacité fiscale des multinationales et dénoncent une injustice. Les gouvernements peinent quant à eux à justifier l’existence de ces pratiques.
 
Une taxe sur le chiffre d’affaires et non sur le résultat

 
Le projet présenté par Pierre Moscovici, commissaire européen aux Affaires économiques, vise à instaurer une taxe de 3 % sur les revenus de certaines entreprises du numérique. Celle-ci ne portera donc plus sur le résultat comme il est d’usage. En effet, le résultat servant de base fiscale et le résultat économique déclaré dans chaque pays ne coïncident pas toujours, les entreprises ayant développé de réelles compétences juridiques et comptables. Même si les entreprises du numérique ne sont pas les seules à mettre en œuvre cette pratique, la nature de leur activité leur facilite la tâche et fait perdre aux États d’importantes recettes fiscales.
Cette nouvelle taxe ne concernera que les sociétés qui réalisent un chiffre d’affaires total supérieur à 750 millions d’euros et celles dont le chiffre d’affaires européen excède 50 millions d’euros.
 
Un impôt qui pourrait rapporter plus de 5 milliards d’euros par an

 
La taxation des géants du numérique  également désignés sous l’appellation GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) est une priorité pour la Commission européenne. La nouvelle taxe fiscale qui ne devrait pas être instaurée avant 2020 s’appliquera notamment aux recettes publicitaires des Groupes tirées des données des utilisateurs ou aux revenus provenant de la mise en relation d’internautes pour un service donné. Ainsi, Facebook, Uber, Google ou encore Twitter sont dans le collimateur de la Commission européenne. Les entreprises dont le « business model » repose sur des abonnements et celles dont les revenus sont issus du commerce électronique ne seront en revanche pas concernées par ce nouvel impôt. Au total, ce dernier affectera entre 120 et 150 entreprises et pourrait rapporter plus de 5 milliards d’euros par an.
 
Convaincre l’ensemble des pays membres

 
Pierre Moscovici précise qu’il s’agirait d’une taxe intermédiaire, le temps que la Commission crée une taxe pérenne. Cette réforme doit permettre aux pays membres de l’Union européenne de taxer les bénéfices réalisés sur leur territoire, même si l’entreprise n’y est pas présente physiquement. L’objectif est d’établir un standard européen définissant la présence numérique des sociétés selon trois critères : les revenus, le nombre d’utilisateurs et le nombre de contrats publicitaires signés notamment.
Pour cela, encore faut-il obtenir l’accord de tous les pays membres. L’Irlande, les Pays-Bas et le Luxembourg, connus pour leur fiscalité favorable aux GAFA, plaident pour mettre en place une solution internationale, coordonnée par l’Organisation de Coopération et de Développement Économique (OCDE). En effet, ces sociétés implantées sur leurs sols fournissent à ces États des emplois et des recettes fiscales non négligeables. De son côté, la France met tout en œuvre pour que ce projet de taxation du chiffre d’affaires des GAFA aboutisse. Paris a déjà rallié Berlin à sa cause et promet de poursuivre sa bataille contre l’optimisation fiscale des géants du numérique.
La taxation des GAFA n’était pas le seul sujet central évoqué par les membres du G20 réunis les 19 et 20 mars 2018 à Buenos Aires sous la menace d’une guerre commerciale généralisée. Récemment, la Commission européenne ainsi que la Banque de France ont apporté leur point de vue face à l’émergence du trading Forex. La Banque de France a rappelé les risques, enjeux et perspectives relatifs à l’essor des actifs financiers et notamment des options binaires, des CFD ou encore des opérations de change à report tacite, ajoutant que l’hétérogénéité des réglementations nationales pourrait empêcher une pleine maîtrise des risques induits. La Commission a quant à elle publié un rapport dans lequel elle expose un plan d’action pour créer un marché unique numérique intégrant l’encadrement de ces produits. Reste à savoir quels seront les impacts de ces décisions une fois appliquées sur les marchés financiers.
 
 

 



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Don't give up on hope.

A daily column on what the ALP have as a policy, supported by a local member, and how it has 'helped' the local community. I'll stop if I cannot identify a policy. Feel free to make suggestions. Contact me on FB, not twitter. I have twitter, but never look at it. 

Gabrielle Williams was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers, working with the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing and the Minister for Families and Children. 


As part of the November 24th Vic election campaign I have a petition I want to bring before the Opposition Leader Matthew Guy. I believe Matthew will be the next premier of Victoria and so I am petitioning him as I raise the issues of Employment, Crime and Education in Dandenong. I am also seeking money for my campaign. I don't have party resources, and so my campaign is on foot, and on the internet. Any money I receive that is not spent on the campaign will go to Grow 4 Life. I am asking questions like "What do you love about Dandenong?" and "If you could change something in Dandenong to make it better, what would it be?" I'm not limiting the questions to state issues. I'm happy to discuss anything, and get things done.

I am a decent man and don't care for the abuse given me. I created a video raising awareness of anti police feeling among western communities. I chose the senseless killing of Nicola Cotton, a Louisiana policewoman who joined post Katrina, to highlight the issue. I did this in order to get an income after having been illegally blacklisted from work in NSW for being a whistleblower. I have not done anything wrong. Local council appointees refused to endorse my work, so I did it for free. Youtube's Adsence refused to allow me to profit from their marketing it. Meanwhile, I am hostage to abysmal political leadership and hopeless journalists. My shopfront has opened on Facebook.

Here is a video I made Ballad of Mytzi The Puppy 

The Ballad of Mytzi The Puppy was written as a sequel to 'The Mystery of Webster's Curse.' There was a small opening through which this story might come into being. Master had killed his sister, Mistress, because of the curse. Mytzi was a witness. Mytzi goes seeking justice .. or revenge. It is a tough world for a puppy on its own. This is not about the curse, but about the puppy. It has a beginning, middle and an end.

Text version at

David Daniel Ball


=== from 2017 ===
Some things should not happen, but they do. Malcolm Turnbull shot himself in the foot delivering a speech nearly identical to one he had delivered in Victoria earlier in the year. There was nothing eye opening in the speech. But typical of the frat boy, journalists had been briefed on the speech prior to it being delivered. And they had been told it was going to be a hit at Tony Abbott, and reported that, by claiming the Liberal Party was not a conservative party. So Turnbull had taken his absence overseas to expand a factional battle in his own party. It is understandable Turnbull wants to secure his legacy as PM. That must be the reason for the speech. Some good people would have written it so as to not do what Turnbull did with his frat boy cleverness Miranda Devine would call 'fox like.' Jeff Kennett correctly highlighted the stupidity of it. Abbott had had Turnbull in a broad tent cabinet, Turnbull rejected talent in his cabinet. It was reminiscent of when then Communications Minister Turnbull appeared pictured behind a sandwich board guy with "Abbott you c#nt" written on it. It later turned out Turnbull had paid the guy $50 for the staged photo op. Stupid. Counter productive. Utterly wasteful. Indulgent. How long will the Liberal Party endure such misbehaviour from their party leader? Turnbull sucks oxygen away from good news, like Cormann's negotiated success with Trump's USA over trade impositions on steel. 

In 472, after being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius was captured in the St. Peter's Basilica and put to death. Anthermius had been placed on the throne by Ricimer, a goth born Roman general. Ricimer married Anthemius' daughter, but drifted apart. Open hostility broke out and Constantinople tried to help, but made things worse. 1174, Baldwin IV, 13, became King of Jerusalem, with Raymond III, Count of Tripoli as regent and William of Tyre as chancellor. 1302, Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) – a coalition around the Flemish cities defeated the king of France's royal army. The locals had been killing French peoples, and the French king intended to teach them a lesson in humiliation. He succeeded, badly. 

In 1801, French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons made his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovered another 36 comets, more than any other person in history. 1804, a duel occurred in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. 1893, the first cultured pearl was obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto. 1895, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrated movie film technology to scientists. 

In 1906, Murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette in the United States, inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy. Grace loved the song "Won't you come home Bill Bailey" and she got the nickname Billy. She would often sign letters as "the kid" She was lively and at age 20 was pregnant and unwed. Chester offered to journey with her to an unwed mother's home. He was the father. He killed her after taking her rowing on a lake. He was executed two years later. 1914, Babe Ruth made his debut in Major League Baseball. 1921, former President of the United States William Howard Taft was sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person ever to hold both offices. 1924, Eric Liddell won the gold medal in 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, after refusing to run in the heats for 100m, his favoured distance, on the Sunday 1930, Australian cricketer Donald Bradman scored a world record 309 runs in one day, on his way to the highest individual Test innings of 334, during a Test match against England

In 1940, World War IIVichy France regime was formally established. Philippe Pétain became Prime Minister of France. 1943, Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army within the Reichskommissariat Ukraine (Volhynia) peak. Also 1943, World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily – German and Italian troops launched a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily. 1947, the Exodus 1947 headed to Palestine from France. 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was first published, in the United States. 1962, first transatlantic satellite television transmission. Also 1962, Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announced lunar orbit rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth.

1972, the first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky started. 1979, America's first space station, Skylab, was destroyed as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean. 1995, the Srebrenica massacre was carried out. 2006, Mumbai train bombings: Two hundred nine people were killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India. 2012, astronomers announced the discovery of Styx, the fifth moon of Pluto.






















=== from 2016 ===
The NSW Government is being criticized for banning greyhound racing. Some argue that animals will die as a result of the decision. Some argue that many will lose money as a result of the decision. But it is hard to tell if the complaints are motivated by concern for the animals or hatred for a decision made by a conservative government. Some have argued that 'only' 20% of the industry have been called corrupt. Were organised crime to have 20% of any industry, I'd want it cleaned up. But Greyhound racing cannot be cleaned up in NSW as not even the regulators know how. Animal lives don't matter. No one would say a thing if the industry produced meat for human consumption. It is terrible for honest people who miss out on their income. No conservative government would lightly close industry. Margaret Thatcher closed coal mining in UK, but only after it became more expensive to mine than the UK received in returns. The problem for those in the industry is that they turned a blind eye to corruption. There is a cost to that. Malcolm Turnbull owns greyhounds. 

For some, at the moment, the Sex Party has more credibility.  
=== from 2015 ===
Italian consulate in Egypt is bombed with at least one killed. The consulate had not been open when it was bombed by what is thought to have been a car bomb at the end of Ramadan. 

FBI admits it failed to prevent gun killer from legally obtaining gun. The killer who went to a church with his weapon and killed several members of the congregation including a senator, had received his gun license in error after a check failed to show his arrest for drug charges. Without the gun, his attack would not have been as successful. He was also motivated by the flag of the Confederates from the Civil War, as have been a large number of bigots and haters through the ages.

Former Greek treasurer exemplifies debt issues. He calls for Greece to take on more debt she'll never repay. He is taking a day off parliament to go to the airport to send his daughter to Australia to live a good life she cannot have in debt laden Greece. 

ABC said to be independent of the government. Imagine how much it would cost if it were dependent on the government

Laurie Oakes who had called for Mr Abbott to resign is now calling for Mr Shorten to resign. 

Australia has a law against free speech which prevents discussion of a proposed constitutional amendment. Section 18c of the racial vilification act prevents full discussion of the important issue. But one thing should be obvious; Australia does not need an apartheid constitution which recognises race. 

Omar Sharif dies at age 83. From Lawrence of Arabia through the Last Valley, Sharif was a versatile actor who spoke English perfectly, as well as a half dozen other languages. He loved playing Bridge and achieved greatness in much he touched. He never remarried after he lost his wife, saying he never loved another woman. Earlier this year he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. 
From 2014
Those following Vikings and the story of Ragnar Lodbrok would be interested to know that on this day in 911, his brother, Rollo, signed the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte. It meant the creation of the duchy of Normandy and directly led to Rollo being the ancestor of today's Queen. Another signatory was the king of France, called Charles the Simple. The treaty meant Rollo would oppose other Viking assaults on French land. 

China sent a fleet of ships on a journey of discovery on this day in 1405. They would discover America and achieve many great things. But China was very big then too, and viewed herself, correctly, as the centre of world power, and so exploration was not a long term agenda. Europe became great explorers as they tried to find new ways to get to China. 

In 1796, The US took Detroit from Britain under treaty. In 1804, under a Democrat style President, Vice President Aaron Burr duelled with his political opponent Alexander Hamilton, killing him. But no one wanted to chase a Democrat over an illegal killing. In 1833, Aboriginal man Yagan, accused of killing settlers, was killed. His head was displayed in England as a curiosity. Finally it was returned to Australia and buried in ceremony in 2010. 1848, Waterloo Station opened. 1895, two brothers, August and Louis Lumiere demonstrate movie film to scientists. 1914, Babe Ruth debuts in Major League Baseball. 1921, former US President Taft was appointed as Chief justice to the US High Court, the only person ever to serve in both positions. 1930, Donald Bradman scored 309 runs in a day in a test match. The Exodus 1947 left from France to Palestine. 1960, Harper Lee, descended from General Lee, published To Kill a Mockingbird. 1962, Nasa announced project Apollo. 1972, Bobby Fisher squared off against Spassky for the world chess championship. 1995, Srebrenica massacre. Born on this day in 1274 is Robert the Bruce, 1653, Sarah Goode, 1767 John Quincy Adams, 1899 EB White, 1916 Gough Whitlam and in 1950, Bonnie Pointer. 
Historical perspective on this day
In 472, after being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius was captured in the St. Peter's Basilica and put to death. 911, signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy. 1174, Baldwin IV, 13, became King of Jerusalem, with Raymond III, Count of Tripoli as regent and William of Tyreas chancellor. 1302, Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) – a coalition around the Flemish cities defeated the king of France's royal army. 1346, Charles IVCount of Luxembourg and King of Bohemia, was elected King of the Romans.

In 1405, Ming admiral Zheng He set sail to explore the world for the first time. 1476, Giuliano della Rovere was appointed bishop of Coutances. 1576, Martin Frobisher sighted Greenland. 1616, Samuel de Champlain returned to Quebec. 1735, Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planet Pluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979. 1740, PogromJews were expelled from Little Russia. 1750, HalifaxNova Scotia was almost completely destroyed by fire. 1789, Jacques Necker was dismissed as France's Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille. 1796, the United States took possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty. 1798, the United States Marine Corps was re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.

In 1801, French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons made his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovered another 36 comets, more than any other person in history. 1804, a duel occurred in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. 1833, Noongar Australian aboriginalwarrior Yagan, wanted for the murder of white colonists in Western Australia, was killed. 1848, Waterloo railway station in London opened. 1864, American Civil WarBattle of Fort StevensConfederate forces attempted to invade Washington, D.C. 1882, the British Mediterranean Fleet began the Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt as part of the Anglo-Egyptian War. 1889, Tijuana, Mexico, was founded. 1893, the first cultured pearl was obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto. Also 1893, a revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, took over state power in Nicaragua. 1895, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumièredemonstrated movie film technology to scientists. 1897, Salomon August Andréeleft Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon. He later crashed and died.

In 1906, Murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette in the United States, inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy. 1914, Babe Ruth made his debut in Major League Baseball. Also 1914, USS Nevada (BB-36) was launched. 1919, the eight-hour day and free Sunday became law for workers in the Netherlands. 1920, in the East Prussian plebiscite the local populace decided to remain with Weimar Germany. 1921, a truce in the Irish War of Independence came into effect. Also 1921, the Red Army captured Mongolia from the White Army and established the Mongolian People's Republic. Also 1921, former President of the United States William Howard Taft was sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person ever to hold both offices. 1922, the Hollywood Bowl opened. 1924, Eric Liddell won the gold medal in 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, after refusing to run in the heats for 100m, his favoured distance, on the Sunday 1930, Australian cricketerDonald Bradman scored a world record 309 runs in one day, on his way to the highest individual Test innings of 334, during a Test match against England. 1934, Engelbert Zaschkaof Germany flew his large human-powered aircraft, the Zaschka Human-Power Aircraft, about 20 meters at Berlin Tempelhof Airport without assisted take-off. 1936, the Triborough Bridge in New York City was opened to traffic.

In 1940, World War IIVichy France regime was formally established. Philippe Pétainbecame Prime Minister of France. 1943, Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galiciaby the Ukrainian Insurgent Army within the Reichskommissariat Ukraine (Volhynia) peak. Also 1943, World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily – German and Italian troops launched a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily. 1947, the Exodus 1947 headed to Palestine from France. 1950, Pakistan joined the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank. 1957, Prince Karim Husseini Aga Khan IV inherited the office of Imamat as the 49th Imam of Shia Imami Ismai'li worldwide, after the death of Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah Aga Khan III. 1960, France legislated for the independence of Dahomey (later Benin), Upper Volta (later Burkina) and Niger. Also 1960, Congo Crisis: The State of Katanga broke away from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Also 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was first published, in the United States. 1962, first transatlantic satellite television transmission. Also 1962, Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announced lunar orbit rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth.

In 1971, Copper mines in Chile were nationalised. 1972, the first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky started. 1973, Varig Flight 820 crashed near Paris, France on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on board. In response, the FAA banned smoking on flights. 1977, Martin Luther King, Jr. was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 1978, Los Alfaques disaster: A truck carrying liquid gas crashed and exploded at a coastal campsite in Tarragona, Spain killing 216 tourists. 1979, America's first space station, Skylab, was destroyed as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean. 1990, Oka CrisisFirst Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada began. 1995, the Srebrenica massacre was carried out. 2006, Mumbai train bombings: Two hundred nine people were killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India. 2012, astronomers announced the discovery of Styx, the fifth moon of Pluto.
=== Publishing News ===
This column welcomes feedback and criticism. The column is not made up but based on the days events and articles which are then placed in the feed. So they may not have an apparent cohesion they would have had were they made up.
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I am publishing a book called Bread of Life: January

Bread of Life is a daily bible quote with a layman's understanding of the meaning. I give one quote for each day, and also a series of personal stories illustrating key concepts eg Who is God? What is a miracle? Why is there tragedy?

January is the first of the anticipated year-long work of thirteen books. One for each month and the whole year. It costs to publish. It (Kindle version) should retail at about $2US online, but the paperback version would cost more, according to production cost.
If you have a heart for giving, I fundraise at gofund.me/27tkwuc
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Editorials will appear in the "History in a Year by the Conservative Voice" series, starting with AugustSeptemberOctober, or at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/1482020262/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_dVHPub0MQKDZ4  The kindle version is cheaper, but the soft back version allows a free kindle version.

List of available items at Create Space
          10 July 1759: Birth of Pierre-Joseph Redouté      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
July 10, 1759
Saint Hubert

Pierre-Joseph Redouté is born on this day. Saint Hubert, now in the Kingdom of Belgium, at the time belonged to the Duchy of Luxembourg. Pierre-Joseph studies with renowned painter Jean-Louis Gilson (1741-1809), known as Brother Abraham of Orval. Upon completing his apprenticeship Pierre-Joseph Redouté settles in the city of Luxembourg as a portrait painter. Through local connections he is recommended to the court of Versailles and in 1792 he teaches painting to Queen Marie-Antoinette, becoming the official court artist. He paints through the French Revolution and Reign of Terror and survives the turbulent political upheaval, gaining international recognition for his precise renderings of plants. He teaches painting not only to Queen Marie-Antoinette but also to Empress Joséphine de Beauharnais, the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte, and to Empress Marie-Louise of Austria, Napoleon’s second wife.

Redouté paints over 2,100 published plates depicting some 1,800 different species. Later he teaches at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. Redoutéis particularly renowned for his depictions of roses and lilies. He dies on June 19/20, 1840 and is interred at the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France.
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          O pintor Adolf Schreyer nasceu há 190 anos      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Christian Adolf Schreyer (Frankfurt am Main, 9 de julho de 1828 - Kronberg im Taunus, 29 de julho de 1899) foi um pintor alemão.

Vida
Schreyer estudou Arte primeiramente no Instituto Städel, na sua cidade natal, e depois em Stuttgart e Munique. Pintou muitos dos seus temas favoritos nas suas viagens ao Oriente. Inicialmente acompanhou o príncipe Thurn und Taxis pela Hungria, Valáquia, Rússia e Turquia; em seguida, em 1854, seguiu o exército austríaco através da fronteira valaquiana. Em 1856 foi para o Egito e Síria, e em 1861 para a Argélia. Em 1862 estabeleceu-se em Paris, mas regressou à Alemanha em 1870, e foi morar em Kronberg im Taunus, perto de Frankfurt, onde morreu.
Schreyer foi, e ainda é, especialmente apreciado como pintor de cavalos, da vida camponesa na Valáquia e Moldávia, e de incidentes de batalhas. A sua obra é notável por seus excelentes desenhos de cavalos, e pela força de observação e da afirmação contundente do artista, e detém um apreço particular entre os colecionadores franceses e americanos. Das suas cenas de batalha, há dois quadros no Staatliches Museum Schwerin, e outros na coleção do conde Mensdorff-Pouilly e na Raven Gallery, Berlim. A sua pintura do Avanço da Artilharia da Guarda Imperial pertenceu anteriormente ao Musée du Luxembourg. O Metropolitan Museum of Art em Nova Iorque possui três pinturas de cenas orientais de Schreyer: Abandonado, Os árabes em marcha e Os árabes fazendo um desvio; e muitos dos seus melhores quadros pertencem às coleções da família Rockefeller, família Vanderbilt, John Jacob Astor, William Backhouse Astor, Sr., August Belmont, e William Walters. No Kunsthalle em Hamburgo está em exposição o seu Comboio de Transporte da Valáquia, e no Instituto Städel, Frankfurt am Main, estão duas de suas cenas valaquianas.


          Case Law, Luxembourg, Facebook “Fan Page” case, administrator held to be data controller and jurisdictional issues clarified – Sara Mansoori      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In an important decision the CJEU has found that the administrator of a Facebook ‘fan page’ was a joint data controller with Facebook Ireland and Facebook Inc, and that a German data protection supervisory authority is competent to assess the lawfulness of data processing carried out by Facebook Germany, applying German data protection law. The decision in Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein v Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (C-210/16) is likely to have significant implications for Facebook and for those who are using social media sites for certain purposes that go beyond merely personal ones. It may lead to further attempts to sue Facebook UK Limited in this jurisdiction. Background This case concerns the liability of administrators of a Facebook ‘fan page’ under German data protection laws. Fan pages are user accounts that can be set up on Facebook by individuals or businesses. Administrators of fan pages…
          Entreprise au Luxembourg - C'est la soupe à la grimace chez CookUp Solutions      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CAPELLEN - L'inquiétude va grandissante au sein de l'entreprise CookUp Solutions. Les avances sur salaires ont été réduites à peau de chagrin.
          Bon élève - Maxime Theisen, meilleur bachelier du Luxembourg      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LUXEMBOURG - Meilleur bachelier du pays, Maxime Theisen se dit chanceux. À la rentrée prochaine, il va intégrer la prestigieuse Université de Cambridge.
          Étude du Statec - Les adultes plébiscitent les formations      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LUXEMBOURG - Près de huit adultes sur dix participent à des activités de formation. Par eux-mêmes ou via d'autres vecteurs.
          Achats au Luxembourg - Aldi rénove ses magasins et va en ouvrir d'autres      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LUXEMBOURG - Rénovations et projets d'extension, la chaîne de supermarchés allemande Aldi poursuit son développement au Grand-Duché.
          Au Luxembourg - Un nouveau revenu minimum remplace le RMG      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LUXEMBOURG - Les députés ont adopté ce mardi la réforme du RMG. Le Revenu minimum garanti (RMG) sera remplacé par le Revenu d'inclusion sociale (Revis).
          Irish lamb wins European retail listing      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Processor Irish County Meats has won a listing to supply lamb to a major retailer in Luxembourg.
          Investment Funds Update Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and primary European fund domiciles - Issue 6, 2018: Luxembourg      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dechert LLP
          VIE-ALM Analyst - Luxembourg H/F      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
VIE-ALM Analyst - Luxembourg H/F | VIE | France
          2018-06-10 - 2018-09-30 - Cartes de Visite du duo artistique Borderlovers (Pedro Amaral et Ivo Bassanti) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Centre Culturel Portugais - Camões Luxembourg (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-06-10 - 2018-09-30
... more info

 

          2018-07-19 - Sonnenuntergang im Aquatower (BERDORF)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Aquatower Berdorf (Luxembourg, Est / Osten, BERDORF)
Date: 2018-07-19
Time: 18:00 - 22:00

19.07.; 02.08; 16.08. & 30.08.2018

On these Days, is the "Nocturne" at the Aquatower, we are open until sunset!

19.07.18 until 22:00 hour,
02.08. & 16.08.18 until 21:30 hour,
30.08.18 open until 21:00 hour!

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing!
 
Come and visit us, end your day with a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy the wonderful views of the surrounding of the Mullerthal - Luxembourg's Little Switzerland, from a height of 50 meters.
 
We are looking forward to welcome you in the Aquatower!
Your Aquatower Team
 

          2018-08-02 - Sonnenuntergang im Aquatower (BERDORF)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Aquatower Berdorf (Luxembourg, Est / Osten, BERDORF)
Date: 2018-08-02
Time: 10:00 - 21:30

02.08; 16.08. & 30.08.2018

On these Days, is the "Nocturne" at the Aquatower, we are open until sunset!

02.08. & 16.08.18 until 21:30 hour,
30.08.18 open until 21:00 hour!

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing!
 
Come and visit us, end your day with a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy the wonderful views of the surrounding of the Mullerthal - Luxembourg's Little Switzerland, from a height of 50 meters.
 
We are looking forward to welcome you in the Aquatower!
Your Aquatower Team
 

          2018-08-06 - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Rotondes) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Rotondes (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-08-06
Time: 21:30

 

          2018-08-07 - Ghost World (City Open Air Cinema with Orange @Rotondes) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Rotondes (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-08-07
Time: 21:30

 

          2018-08-08 - Luxembourg Nature Photowalk (promenade photographique) (GREVENMACHER)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Grevenmacher (Luxembourg, Est / Osten, GREVENMACHER)
Date: 2018-08-08
Time: 18:30 - 21:30

This is a regular photowalk that will be mainly focused on the beautiful nature and landscapes of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It will be a guided photowalk in some of the nicest and most rewarding parts of the country.

We will focus on one main theme on each photowalk, most of the time it will be either landscapes or details (i.e. flowers, structures, natural formations, ...). The theme of each walk will be announced at the departure point, taking in consideration the weather and lighting conditions at this moment. This is also an opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and be challenged by new photo subjects or restrictions.

Guidance on photo techniques and composition will be provided on request. It is recommended to bring a tripod if you have one.

If the departure point needs to be changed on short notice due to weather conditions, this will then be communicated beforehand by e-mail. I will try my best to decide on departure points...
 

          2018-08-16 - Gutland (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Capucins) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Cour intérieure | Théâtre des Capucins (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-08-16
Time: 21:30

 

          2018-08-16 - Sonnenuntergang im Aquatower (BERDORF)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Aquatower Berdorf (Luxembourg, Est / Osten, BERDORF)
Date: 2018-08-16
Time: 10:00 - 21:30

16.08. & 30.08.2018

On these Days, is the "Nocturne" at the Aquatower, we are open until sunset!


16.08.18 until 21:30 hour,
30.08.18 open until 21:00 hour!

Last admission: 30 minutes before closing!
 
Come and visit us, end your day with a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy the wonderful views of the surrounding of the Mullerthal - Luxembourg's Little Switzerland, from a height of 50 meters.
 
We are looking forward to welcome you in the Aquatower!
Your Aquatower Team
 

          2018-08-17 - Zorba the Greek (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Capucins) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Cour intérieure | Théâtre des Capucins (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-08-17
Time: 21:30

 

          2018-08-18 - Easy Rider (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Capucins) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Cour intérieure | Théâtre des Capucins (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-08-18
Time: 21:30

 

          2018-08-22 - Early bird ? tour en kayak à Lultzhausen (LULTZHAUSEN)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Auberge de Jeunesse de Lultzhausen (Luxembourg, Nord / Norden, LULTZHAUSEN)
Date: 2018-08-22
Time: 05:45 - 09:00

Early bird Kayak in Lultzhausen
Wednesday, 22nd of August 2018


Heading out together with an experienced trainer team at 5:45 in the morning, participants will watch the sun rise during the guided tour of roughly 90 minutes. Following this, a hearty breakfast will await the participants at the youth hostel in Lultzhausen. It is possible to book a night in the hostel for those who have a longer trip to make.
 
Reservation required as spots are limited.
 
Conditions: Participants are required to wear shoes (no flip-flops), swimming and diving and are not allowed to participate in case of a medical counter-admittance to practice water sports.
 
Date:
Wednesday, 22nd of August at 5:45

Standard price for non-members*:
29 EUR (guided kayak tour and breakfast included)
 
* Fee reduction for Hostelling members
 
Venue of event:
Yout...
 

          2018-08-22 - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (City Open Air Cinema with Orange @Rotondes) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Rotondes (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-08-22
Time: 21:30

 

          2018-09-08 - Luxembourg Nature Photowalk (Giele Botter) (promenade photographique) (DIFFERDANGE)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Commune de Differdange (Luxembourg, Sud / Süden, DIFFERDANGE)
Date: 2018-09-08
Time: 09:00 - 12:30

This is a regular photowalk that will be mainly focused on the beautiful nature and landscapes of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It will be a guided photowalk in some of the nicest and most rewarding parts of the country.

We will focus on one main theme on each photowalk, most of the time it will be either landscapes or details (i.e. flowers, structures, natural formations, ...). The theme of each walk will be announced at the departure point, taking in consideration the weather and lighting conditions at this moment. This is also an opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and be challenged by new photo subjects or restrictions.

Guidance on photo techniques and composition will be provided on request. It is recommended to bring a tripod if you have one.

If the departure point needs to be changed on short notice due to weather conditions, this will then be communicated beforehand by e-mail. I will try my best to decide on departure points...
 

          2018-09-15 - LANCEMENT DE LA SAISON THÉÂTRALE 2018/19 (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Grand Rue (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-09-15
Time: 14:00 - 18:00

 

          2018-09-19 - Soirée de lancement officielle du livre "NOUS" (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: KRItZEL FABRIK (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-09-19
Time: 18:00 (Soirée de lancement officielle du livre NOUS)

 

          2018-09-19 - ILIAS 2018 Distinguished talk - Swarming Systems: From Networked Control Systems Theory to Swarm Robotics Experiment (ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Université du Luxembourg - Campus Belval (Luxembourg, Sud / Süden, ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE)
Date: 2018-09-19
Time: 16:00 - 17:00

 

          2018-09-21 - Concert Duo TORTUL-CAPITANO (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Foyer Européen - Luxembourg (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Date: 2018-09-21
Time: 20:00 - 21:30 (Concert)

 

          2018-09-22 - 2018-09-29 - Porte ouverte du Cours de peinture chinoise, de calligraphie chinoise et d'origami (BETTANGE-SUR-MESS)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Zen (Luxembourg, Sud / Süden, BETTANGE-SUR-MESS)
Date: 2018-09-22 - 2018-09-29
Time: 13:45 - 16:30

 

          2018-10-09 - 2019-07-09 - Besuch (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2018-10-09 - 2019-07-09

 

          2018-12-15 - CLARA LUCIANI (ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Rockhal - Etablissement public Centre de Musiques Amplifiées (Luxembourg, Sud / Süden, ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE)
Date: 2018-12-15
Time: 19:00

Time:Ouverture des portes: 20:00 Show: 20:30 location:ROTONDES Bonnevoie:Debout Price:20,00 + 2,00 frais de prévente additional information:Organisé par la RockhalMerci de consulter notre politique d'âge links:Site web ticket status:on sale soon Les tickets seront mis en vente jeudi 12 juillet à 10h00
Jeune. Brune. Voix grave et assurée. Auteure compositrice d'un premier album dont les dix chansons perforent le coeur comme autant de flèches embrasées. Elle a pleuré mais la vie continue. Désormais c'est elle qui mènera l'offensive et dansera jusqu'au bout de la nuit. Son premier EP Monstre d'Amour auréolé de tant de louanges était un indice. Ce premier album en est la preuve. Clara Luciani a un don pour l'écriture, celui de transposer le récit personnel en une valeur universelle. Une écriture qui possède la patine des chanteuses passionnelles avec lesquelles elle a grandi, de Françoise Hardy à Lana Del Rey en passant par Barbara, Blondie...
 

          2019-06-05 - 2019-06-06 - Until you fall (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Location: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Date: 2019-06-05 - 2019-06-06

 

          [Ticker] House prices rise in Sweden, drop in Italy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
House prices in the European Union on average climbed 11 percent between 2010 and 2017, but with a huge difference from country to country, Eurostat figures out on Tuesday showed. The highest increases were recorded in Estonia (+73 percent), Sweden (+56 percent), Austria (+49 percent), Latvia (+47 percent) and Luxembourg (+40 percent), while the largest decreases were recorded in Spain (-17 percent), Italy (-15 percent) and Cyprus (-9 percent).
          Winter Gardens Blackpool to Bring Life Back to the Pavilion Theatre      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

As the Winter Gardens Blackpool today celebrates its 140th anniversary, plans have been unveiled revealing a partnership between global producers Selladoor Worldwide and operators Blackpool Entertainment Company to bring a fresh lease of creative life to the historic Pavilion Theatre, based within the grade 2* listed venue. During this joint venture, Selladoor Worldwide will lead on programing the space with both produced and received work, whilst Winter Gardens Blackpool will focus on the renovations to save and restore the theatre back to its full former glory for future generations to enjoy.

Selladoor Worldwide are one of the UK's leading Regional Theatre Producers, producing 8 productions in 2017 that performed outside of the country's capital, with a total of 9 productions set to do so throughout 2018. From the very outset, the company's aim has been to make accessible work for all audiences, which has therefore invigorated Selladoor Worldwide to create a base in the North of England, to ensure full coverage across the country.

Selladoor's Northern Powerhouse will be based out of the Pavilion Theatre in Blackpool, the oldest venue in the Winter Gardens complex. The venue was part of the original 1878 build and was an entertainment hub, catering to large crowds at the turn of the 20th century. Although a stunning and richly decorated building, with opulent interior designs, this building is no longer used as a theatre, and is currently listed as 'at risk' by the Theatres Trust.

Selladoor Worldwide are therefore extremely proud to partner with Blackpool Winter Gardens to protect and revitalise this venue to once again be an important entertainment hub for the town of Blackpool and surrounding northern cities such as Manchester and Liverpool. The theatre space will be used for event theatre as well as non-conventional and immersive theatre, helping to diversify the artistic programming and cultural experiences available to the residents of Blackpool. Due to Blackpool having one of the lowest engagement rates in the UK, Selladoor Worldwide and Winter Gardens Blackpool have been working closely to establish what will benefit and empower the members of the public to ensure engagement rates increase and sustain for future generations, as well as restoring one of the city's most important and historically significant buildings back to its former glory.

Executive Creative Producer David Hutchinson for Selladoor Worldwide says: "A town as bold as Blackpool is the perfect location for our Northern producing base to make waves in the north of the country. Our decision to base a dedicated team in Blackpool will enable us to focus on cultural development and engagement in the town and surrounding areas. With a new and stimulating programme of work to feature at The Pavilion Theatre, complimented by a broad selection of Selladoor's touring productions that regularly perform at the Winter Gardens, we are extremely excited to see a town that is very dear to our hearts, flourish and succeed as it's members of public deserve".

Michael Williams, Managing Director at Blackpool Entertainment Company, operators of the Winter Gardens Blackpool says: "We are delighted to launch the partnership between Blackpool Entertainment Company (BECL) and acclaimed producers Selladoor Worldwide. This heralds an exciting new direction, which will offer unparalleled opportunities to the local community whilst bringing back into year-round use of the Pavilion Theatre. In addition, we will be utilising other spaces in the venue for a wide range of exciting and engaging projects over the coming years.

The partnership is a unique and exciting opportunity to use the arts as a catalyst for positive change and a vehicle to encourage both opportunity and aspiration through a wide range of commercial and community developments".

Tom Stickland from the Theatres Trust has said: "The Winter Gardens' Pavilion Theatre has evolved throughout its life to reflect the changing tastes for public entertainment opening as a music hall before becoming a theatre in 1885 and adapted for cinema in the 1930s. Restoring performance use to this historic space will unlock one of Blackpool's jewels and help protect it for the future".

NOTES TO EDITORS

Selladoor Worldwide began its life in 2009 as Sell a Door Theatre Company and has gone on to develop rapidly under co-founders David Hutchinson (Executive Creative Producer) and Phillip Rowntree (Executive Commercial Producer). The company has become an integral part of the regional theatre landscape in the UK and Ireland, and increasingly on an international platform, establishing itself as a leading producer of mid and large-scale touring theatre.

From the very outset, the company's aim has been to make accessible work for our audiences, and their experience is at the heart of the company's work and artistic planning. Principally aimed at engaging young and adult audiences and first time attendees, our objective is to continue to encourage the next generation of theatregoers. Our education programmes and online presence aim to provide the fullest experience of our productions possible.

Our origins lie in re-imagined classics and new commissions, which we continue to champion to this day. We are able to create a varied and distinctive programme; large-scale commercial touring is complimented by the company's not-for-profit routes and ongoing investment and development of new work. As a company operating across a range of scales we continue to deliver and invest in our patron base on a regional land international basis, as well as our product.

In 2017, Selladoor Worldwide produced 9 productions, with over 900 performances, across 8 countries, in over 50 venues, reaching over 400,000 audiences with The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl & the Pussycat (Coventry, Belgrade Theatre), The Crucible (UK Tour), Guess How Much I Love You (UAE & Asia Tour, Greenwich Theatre & Arts Theatre, London), Footloose The Musical (2nd UK Tour), Flashdance The Musical (UK Tour), Spamalot (UK Tour), and Footloose (2nd UK Tour), and Peter Pan A Musical Adventure (Blackpool, Winter Gardens). 2017 also saw the launch of Selladoor Worldwide's first International Tours, producing the multi-award musicals Jersey Boys and The Producers, along with our first production in the United States, bringing the popular children's tale of The Very Hungry Caterpillar to New York City.

2018 brings another exhilarating year for Selladoor. In January, we were thrilled to be producing the John Steinbeck classic Of Mice and Men in association with the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury. February brought our collaboration with the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch and Les Theatre De La Villa De Luxembourg for a limited run of Diane Samuel's Kindertransport marking 25 years since its debut at the Cockpit Theatre in London. Flashdance and Spamalot go from strength to strength as they continue their tours into 2018 visiting iconic venues such as the Manchester Palace Theatre, Brighton Theatre Royal, Zurich MAAG and the Dubai Opera House. In the summer, our production schedule really heats up as we journey to the island of Madagascar alongside Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo in Madagascar A Musical Adventure! which tours the UK from the July 21st. We'll also be lighting the sky like a flame with the Fame 30th Anniversary UK tour opening at the Manchester Palace on the 20th July. We finish off the year in the merry old land of Oz as we return to the bright lights of Blackpool at Christmas with family favourite The Wizard of Oz. With our 2019 rostra already starting to take shape, we are thrilled with the variety of work in production, and remain committed to creating daring, diverse and Dynamic Productions that are accessible to all.

Blackpool Winter Gardens first opened to the public on 11 July 1878, with Lavish ceremony attended by the Lord Mayor of London and Mayors and Mayoresses from 68 towns throughout the country.

The Winter Gardens has entertained hordes of crowds in Blackpool in its collection of theatre, ballrooms, exhibition halls and public spaces.

Since opening in 1878, the venues aspirations have continued to mirror the development of Blackpool as a friendly seaside resort and as the town grew in popularity throughout the century, the venue's wide range of entertainment has developed with it.

One of the UK's biggest theatres, the Winter Gardens Opera House, has see n a cast of thousands tread its broads since it first opened in 1939. With almost a 3,000 seat capacity, the splendor of the venue oozes sophistication and character as it boasts unforgettable performances year after year.

Hollywood stars such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and Bob Hope have all graced the Opera House stage, and more recently, the likes of Little Mux, Bob Dylan, Peter Kay and One Direction have performed to sell-out audiences here.


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The U.S. Is Broke!

by: Shareholders Unite
- Debt scares once again resurface with US public debt at historically high levels and entitlement spending set to increase further. Some argue the US is basically broke.

- We will try to show that many of the arguments used are exaggerated and show you a country that should be much more broke, yet is thriving nevertheless.

- While not waving concerns about US public debt entirely, we think private sector debt is actually a much bigger risk, given the fact that it has caused most financial crisis.
 
 
SA contributor Ronald Surz wrote an alarming article on the state of the US economy, arguing that its debt levels (120% of GDP, or 390% of GDP including future Social Security and Medicare obligations) are so terrible that the US is "even more broke than we think."
 
The article is full of alarmist language, big scary numbers, and got a stamp of approval in the form of an editor award. But we're afraid that conclusion is simply wrong, and we will try to show you why.
 
Even worse
 
For starters, we introduce a country with the following characteristics:
  • It suffered an asset bubble crash that was three times bigger (relative to the size of its economy) than the crashes in the US in 1929 and 2008/9.
  • It has the world's worst demographics.
  • It has a public debt over 230% of GDP, more than twice that of the US.
 
If the US is broke, this country should be bankrupt already. However:
  • Despite the mother of all asset bubble implosions, the economy never experienced anything remotely like an economic depression and never got anywhere close to double-digit unemployment.
  • The economy (on a GDP per person basis) has done as well as that of the US (with the benefits much more equally spread), see figure below.
  • The economy has even lower employment than the US.
  • Visiting the country will give everyone the impression of a rich country with little poverty or crime, first-rate infrastructure.
  • The country has no inflation.
  • Interest rates, despite the massive public debt, are zero.
  • Its stock market has been booming.
 
 
The gap is even narrowing. If this country is broke than somebody forgot to tell it. The country we're talking about is of course Japan. It should give those who predict a terrible future for the US at least some pause for thought.
 
If this is what it means to live in a country that is broke, perhaps more countries will want to go broke.
 
Yes, we know, the BoJ, Japan's central bank is actually massively buying up Japanese debt, but despite all the predictions about this leading to massive "currency debasement", this keeps not happening.
 
In fact, the BoJ can't even achieve its stated target, which is a mere 2% inflation. And despite all the professed "currency debasement", the yen stubbornly functions as a safe haven investment, a place for investors to park their money when risks in the world economy increase.
 
Are we saying Japan shouldn't worry at all about its debt? No, we aren't. But Japan's situation is much worse compared to that of the US in all of the respects that seem to matter to the debt alarmist (much worse demographics, much higher debt, etc.) yet its economy remains rich, and the predicted crisis keeps not happening.
 
The fact that 'a Japan' exists should simply give the debt alarmist some pause for thought, that's all we are saying here.
 
Gross and net debt and assets
 
Surz cites a gross public debt ratio of 120% of GDP. But this figure significantly overstates the magnitude of the problem:
  • Net public debt is significantly lower as there are quite a number of US Federal agencies holding a significant portion of the US outstanding debt, like the Fed for instance, or the trust funds of Medicare and Medicaid.
  • As with any balance sheet, one should not only look at one side of the ledger but also at the asset side like all of the buildings, public lands, the commodity resources below the public lands (see below) etc.
On public assets, here is the IER:
The federal government owns a great deal of valuable assets both above and below ground. The above ground assets include buildings, lands, roads, railroad infrastructure, levees, dams, and hydroelectric generating facilities, to name just a few, many of which are underutilized. Below the ground, the federal government owns the rights to mineral and energy leases, from which they receive royalties, rents, and bonus payments... The federal government's total mineral estate holdings are therefore about 2.515 billion acres of lands. Thus, the federal government's mineral estate land holdings surpass the total surface land area of the nation of Canada... IER estimated the worth of the government's oil and gas technically recoverable resources to the economy to be $128 trillion, about 8 times our national debt.... IER estimated the government's coal resources in the lower 48 states to be worth $22.5 trillion for a total worth to the economy of fossil fuels on federal lands of $150.5 trillion, over 9 times our national debt.
 
Granted, the potential income (royalties, rents, taxes, etc.) on those below the ground assets is a mere fraction of what these assets are worth, but the financing cost of the public debt is also a mere fraction of the amount of outstanding public debt (and at historically low levels, see below).
 
We often hear that the public debt is such a burden on future generations, but it tends to be overlooked that future generations are also inheriting the assets or stuff that was done with the money which might have improved the economy (like investments in infrastructure, education, R&D, etc.).
 
Future generations also inherit most of the interest rate paid on the debt (see below).
 
Foreign holdings and currency
 
The debt figures sound scary because many think of debt in similar terms as those of a household, yet this analogy is quite misleading:
  • Much of the outstanding debt (58%) is simply debt to ourselves. Foreigners hold 44% of the debt, actually down from 56% in 2008.
  • Unlike households, economies have more tools at their disposal to deal with the debt, like increasing taxes, growing the economy or issuing currency to liquidate the debt.
  • The US debt is denominated in US dollars, the US can print these dollars at will so it can't really go bankrupt. Yes, under certain circumstances, this could accelerate inflation and/or reduce international confidence in the dollar, but these circumstances are much narrower than some would like you to believe. If you have doubts here, re-read the part about Japan above, where despite massive BoJ bond purchases, it can't even reach its 2% inflation target, and the yen is still a safe haven currency in international markets.
Take for instance growth:
If GDP growth is greater than interest costs plus new deficits, then the debt/GDP ratio will stabilize, all else being equal. Right now, the US government can borrow for 10 years at a 0.7% real interest rate; in comparison, real GDP growth was 2.8% in 1Q2018 (chart from JPM).
While the debt is large, servicing costs are actually historically low:
 
 
 
This also suggests that markets are not worried about the debt levels, which is at least somewhat curious because most of the debt hawks tend to be people who argue that markets are always right.
 
In fact, we're hard-pressed to come up with examples of a country that issued its debt in its own currency experiencing a severe funding crisis let alone bankruptcy outside of catastrophic circumstances of war or a collapse in production.
 
Almost all of the recent US financial crises have origins in excessive private sector debt and leverage, not public debt. We should be worrying much more about that, as it happens.
 
Medicare and Social Security
 
Another scare is the big number of future obligations of these programs, which usually run into a dozen or more trillions of dollars, a scary number indeed. But what the number relates is the present value of future obligations, simply relating these same figures as a percentage of GDP, and they will morph into a much less scarier variant.
 
Consider the figure below:
 
 
 
So, over the coming 22 years, Social Security spending is going to increase by... a whopping 1% of GDP and Medicare by almost 2%. Remember, this is over a period of more than two decades. Here is Bloomberg summarizing:
Put the current intermediate estimates for both Social Security and Medicare together, and you get a funding deficit that rises from 0.1 percent of gross domestic product in 2017 to 1.7 percent in 2035 and fluctuates between 1.6 percent and 1.8 percent for the rest of the century.
If you look at the figure again, you will also notice that Social Security spending has increased from under 1% of GDP to nearly 4% of GDP since the 1970s. Yet somehow, we managed to survive that much bigger increase even if one could imagine people in the 1970s warning about an imminent crisis of terrible proportions, citing big scary numbers of trillions in future liabilities.
 
In fact, below is actually a more scary graph depicting increases in healthcare cost of OECD countries:
 
 
 
But we've also managed to survive this epic increase in healthcare cost. What's more, you see how much of an outlier the US is in terms of healthcare spending. It spends nearly twice as much as basically every other rich country (and that without insuring everybody and not seldom producing worse health outcomes).
 
Not only did the US survive that, it also indicates that if the US should reform its healthcare system and build something like other rich countries have, it could save trillions of dollars in future liabilities (not to mention achieve universal coverage, something which all other rich countries, and a good many poorer ones have).
 
Given the percentages involved, this could make up for the whole projected increase of Social Security and Medicare increase and then some. Gone the scary crisis.
 
Citing these big trillion dollar numbers in future Social Security and Medicare liabilities turns out to be simply a prop, done by people who want to scare the electorate into making cuts now as opposed to.... having to make cuts in the future (or simply raise taxes a couple of points over a period of two decades).

When these are related to GDP, the problem becomes much more manageable. For instance, the US just passed a tax cut which is projected to worsen public finances by roughly $1.9T over a 10-year period, according to CBO.
 
We're not the only ones who noticed. Here is the above cited Bloomberg article again:
Following Treasury's example, I estimate that the tax bill passed in December will cut revenue by an average of 1.1 percent of GDP over the coming four years (between 0.8 percent and 0.9 percent if you factor in the growth effects projected by the Joint Committee on Taxation). That's less than the 1.7 percent of GDP that Social Security and Medicare are projected to add to the deficit in a couple of decades, but (1) it's not of a different order of magnitude and (2) it's happening now rather than two decades in the future.
So, a good deal of the projected shortfall of Social Security and Medicare over the same period could have been covered without the tax cuts.
 
Yet curiously, when faced with those numbers, the advocates usually argue that we have to... cut spending on Social Security and Medicare. That's fine, as long as it is made clear that this is a political choice (both the tax cuts and the proposed spending cuts on Social Security and Medicare).
 
Then, there are the scary warnings about having to dip into the trust funds of Social Security and Medicare, here is Ronald Surz:
We are spending down the corpus, and will have spent all of the Social Security Trust by 2034, while Medicare monies will only last until 2026. This might sound like we have time, but we don't, especially since nothing is being done to head off these catastrophes. It's full speed ahead into the reckoning.

Not quite. Both these trust funds and Social Security and Medicare itself are funded from payroll taxes. When these exceeded spending on Social Security and Medicare, the excess was put in the trust funds (which bought US Treasuries) and the interest income of these helped funding the entitlements.

This is no longer the case, and we're slowly liquidating the trust funds. That sounds scary (and it is often suggested as some disaster when they run out), and it is.
 
But it not nearly as scary as some suggest as even if these trust funds run out completely (which will happen at the projected dates cited by Surz), we still have payroll taxes financing most (three quarters) of these entitlements.
 
So, we do need to raise taxes or cut entitlements or a combination of both, but even if entitlements aren't cut, the tax increases no economic disaster, given the low level of US taxes in the first place.
 
Indeed, the US tax burden is lower compared to almost all other rich countries (and lower still after the recent tax cuts, not included in the figure):
 
 
 
In fact, Federal tax receipts (payroll taxes are Federal taxes) are much lower still and haven't trended upwards unlike other rich countries, from the Bloomberg article:
Yet federal revenue, which has averaged 17.3 percent of GDP since 1950 and also happens to have been 17.3 percent of GDP in fiscal 2017, is projected by the White House Office of Management and Budget to decline to an average of 16.5 percent of GDP over the next four years, and given the many loopholes and outright mistakes people have been finding in the hastily written tax legislation, I wouldn't be shocked if it went lower than that.
Yet, many of the countries with a much higher tax burden, like Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Austria, and Luxembourg are doing quite well economically. The US is hardly bankrupt. It still has many choices to avoid escalating public debt.
 
History
 
Apart from the Japan example, one might also appreciate what happened with all the previous worries about public debt, which is done in this instructive article from Naked Capitalism.
 
Larger public sector
 
We think the panic about US public finances has much to do with an aversion against government.
 
We have no problem with that, as long as people understand that this is mostly a political, not an economic argument (even if it's often cloaked as an economic one).
 
But as we showed, the US tax burden is low compared to most other rich countries and lower still after the recent tax cuts. Funny enough, the fiscal implications of these tax cuts were routinely waved away by the proponents, who also tend to be the ones most alarmed by the fiscal implications of the entitlement increases.
 
What you also should realize is that public spending tends to increase as a percentage of GDP as countries get richer, for at least three reasons:
  • 'Baumol's disease' which shows that public sector productivity grows slower than the private sector, making it relatively more expensive over time (this originates from the fact that most public sector spending are services for which it's difficult or impossible to increase productivity).
  • Shifting preferences; when people get richer, they tend to place more importance on a safe environment, on healthy products, on a cleaner environment, better schools for their children, better healthcare, etc. all sectors which make disproportionate claims on the public sector (through regulation, justice, law enforcement or direct government involvement).
  • Economic complexity increases, which also tends to disproportionally increase claims on the public sector.
  • Populations age, increasing healthcare and pension cost.

Rather than panic, we should simply accept these realities and deal with them. How, that is a political choice, but there is no overriding economic logic determining that.
 
Conclusion
 
Does the US face bankruptcy? No, not at present. While the public debt as a percentage of GDP is historically high and its future trajectory isn't looking good, there is time to act, and there is much that can be done.
 
Moreover, much of it is debt to ourselves, so future generations also inherit much of the interest payments on the debt, as well as the assets on the US balance sheet.

The US is an economy, not a household, and as such, it has many more ways to deal with it, like increasing growth, raising taxes (which are low compared to international standards) or issuing currency, as the debt is denominated in US dollars.
 
The present value of future entitlement obligations is indeed a very large number, but the size of the US economy is also a very large number. When entitlements are expressed as spending as a percentage of GDP, we see that they rise, but only by a couple of percentage points of GDP and that over a period of decades.
 
The rise is serious, but not beyond the scope of the US economy to deal with. The real problem lies in the dysfunctional US healthcare system, which is almost twice as expensive compared to the average of other rich countries as a percentage of GDP. That's low hanging fruit just there.

          2018-06-10 - 2018-09-30 - Cartes de Visite du duo artistique Borderlovers (Pedro Amaral et Ivo Bassanti) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Centre Culturel Portugais - Camões Luxembourg (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-06-10 - 2018-09-30
... weitere Infos

L'exposition Cartes de Visite, visible actuellement sur la Place Joseph Thorn, est le résultat d'un projet conçu, par le duo artistique Borderlovers, pour les murs de Paris, en septembre 2017. Cette exposition, au Grand-Duché, est le fruit d'une étroite collaboration entre le Centre culturel portugais - Camões Luxembourg, le Centre culturel portugais - Camões Paris, Ottima ArtWorks et la Ville de Luxembourg,

"Pedro Amaral et Ivo Bassanti ont travaillé sur le thème "Les portugais dans les rues de Paris", soit, sur la présence des artistes (plasticiens, poètes, écrivains, cinéastes, comédiens, scientifiques, intellectuels, ...) hommes et femmes portugais qui, tout le long des XIX et XX siècles et jusqu'à nos jours, ont vécu et crée à Paris.
Les artistes ont mis ces personnage...
 

          2018-07-19 - Sonnenuntergang im Aquatower (BERDORF)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Aquatower Berdorf (Luxembourg, Est / Osten, BERDORF)
Datum: 2018-07-19
Uhrzeit: 18:00 - 22:00

19.07.; 02.08.; 16.08. & 30.08.2018

An den Tagen findet die "Nocturne" im Aquatower statt, d.h. wir sind bis zum Sonnenuntergang geöffnet!

05.07. &  19.07.18 bis 22:00 Uhr,
02.08. & 16.08.18 bis 21:30 Uhr,
30.08.18 bis 21:00 Uhr geöffnet!

Letzter Einlass: 30 Minuten vor Schluss!

Besuchen Sie uns und lassen Sie Ihren Tag bei einem Glas Sekt ausklingen und geniessen dabei, aus einer Höhe von 50 Metern, eine atemberaubende Aussicht über die Umgebung des Müllerthals - Kleine Luxemburger Schweiz.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch!
Ihr Aquatower Team
 

          2018-08-02 - Sonnenuntergang im Aquatower (BERDORF)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Aquatower Berdorf (Luxembourg, Est / Osten, BERDORF)
Datum: 2018-08-02
Uhrzeit: 10:00 - 21:30

 
02.08.; 16.08. & 30.08.2018

An den Tagen findet die "Nocturne" im Aquatower statt, d.h. wir sind bis zum Sonnenuntergang geöffnet!

02.08. & 16.08.18 bis 21:30 Uhr,
30.08.18 bis 21:00 Uhr geöffnet!

Letzter Einlass: 30 Minuten vor Schluss!

Besuchen Sie uns und lassen Sie Ihren Tag bei einem Glas Sekt ausklingen und geniessen dabei, aus einer Höhe von 50 Metern, eine atemberaubende Aussicht über die Umgebung des Müllerthals - Kleine Luxemburger Schweiz.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch!
Ihr Aquatower Team

  
 

          2018-08-06 - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Rotondes) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Rotondes (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-08-06
Uhrzeit: 21:30

Get the hot girl. Defeat her evil exes. Hit love where it hurts.
 
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
USA 2010 / vostf / 112' / c / De : Edgar Wright / Avec : Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin
>  12+ : déconseillé au moins de 12 ans
 
Pour Scott Pilgrim, l'amour n'a jamais été chose facile. Lorsque Ramona entre dans sa vie, il va vite réaliser que l'objet de son affection traîne les plus singulières casseroles jamais rencontrées : une infâme ligue d'ex qui contrôlent sa vie amoureuse et sont prêt(e)s à tout pour éliminer son nouveau prétendant.
 
« Le côté joyeusement foutraque de ses aventures au pays de la culture pop fait aimer ce geek d'anthologie. » (20 Minutes)
 
« Scott Pilgrim is not what you expect. It's not what the marketing made you expect. It's better than that. Funnier, sweeter, with eye-popping visuals and characters who feel so flawed and real they could be your own brother, sister, or friend. » (Cinesnark)
 
« As he did in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Wright immerses his heroes in pop culture's detritus and diversions, but doesn't drown them in it. You don't have to be dazzled or tickled by the movie, or get every joke, to be touched by it, too. » (Village Voice)
 

          2018-08-07 - Ghost World (City Open Air Cinema with Orange @Rotondes) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Rotondes (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-08-07
Uhrzeit: 21:30

They're high school graduates, and the world's got hell to pay!
 
Ghost World
USA 2001 / vostf / 111' / c / De: Terry Zwigoff / Avec: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson
 
Enid et Rebecca n'ont jamais vraiment eu d'affinités avec les autres lycéens, qu'elles trouvent bêtes et immatures. La fin de l'année approche et c'est avec un grand soulagement qu'elles vont laisser derrière elles tous ces losers. Elles décident d'habiter ensemble et de vivre sans règles, ni contraintes...
 
« Terry Zwigoff adapte Ghost World, la bande dessinée culte de Daniel Clowes : une peinture juste et ironique du délicat passage de l'enfance à l'âge adulte, pour l'un des plus beaux films sur l'adolescence. » (Les Inrockuptibles)
 
« The greatest distinction of Ghost World is its singular spirit. Here's a dark, deadpan comedy about alienated kids that manages to be smart, surpassingly odd, extremely funny and mysteriously endearing at the same time. » (Wall Street Journal)
 
« Like Rushmore with a female slant, Ghost World tackles the true torches we often keep to ourselves as well as the struggle of feeling like a specter, or, as Enid says, as though 'everyone's too stupid to realize you.' » (The Film Yap)
 

          2018-08-08 - Luxembourg Nature Photowalk (promenade photographique) (GREVENMACHER)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Grevenmacher (Luxembourg, Est / Osten, GREVENMACHER)
Datum: 2018-08-08
Uhrzeit: 18:30 - 21:30

Dies ist ein regelmässiger Fotospaziergang, der sich hauptsächlich auf die wunderschöne Natur und Landschaften des Großherzogtums Luxemburg konzentriert. Es wird ein geführter Fotospaziergang in einigen der schönsten und lohnenswertesten Gegenden des Landes.
Wir konzentrieren uns auf ein Hauptthema auf jedem Fotospaziergang, meistens sind es Landschaften oder Details (z. B. Blumen, Strukturen, natürliche Formationen,...). Das Thema jedes Spaziergangs wird am Ausgangspunkt bekannt gegeben, wobei die Wetter- und Lichtverhältnisse in diesem Moment berücksichtigt werden. Dies ist auch eine Gelegenheit, um aus der eigenen Komfortzone herauszukommen und die Herausforderung für neue Fotomotive oder bewusste Limitierungen anzunehmen.
Auf Wunsch erhalten Sie auf Wunsch natürlich gerne auch Anleitungen zu Fotografietechniken und Komposition. Es wird empfohlen, ein Stativ mitzubringen, wenn Sie eines haben.
Int...
 

          2018-08-16 - Gutland (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Capucins) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Cour intérieure | Théâtre des Capucins (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-08-16
Uhrzeit: 21:30

« An assured hybrid of backwoods thriller and fantasy ... » (Screen International)
 
Gutland
Luxembourg 2018 / voall+lux stang / 107' / De : Govinda Van Maele / Avec : Vicky Krieps, Frederick Lau, Marco Lorenzini
> 16+ : déconseillé au moins de 16 ans
 
Early one summer morning a young man, with a secret stashed away in a duffel bag, emerges from the forest. In a nearby village he asks around for work, but the farmers, suspicious to the point of hostility, are not very forthcoming. Only when Lucy, the mayor's unruly daughter, takes a liking to him, does the village change its attitude: he is promptly offered a job as a farmhand and a caravan to live in.
 
« It fascinatingly blurs the line between fantasy and reality, from the eerie intro all the way through to a surprise finale that raises goosebumps. » (Hollywood Reporter)
 
« Govinda Van Maele's full-length feature Gutland is a striking debut, one that slowly burns through the magnificent landscapes of rural Luxembourg with flourishes of neorealism. » (The Playlist)
 
« Mysterious, metaphysical, and shrouded in shadows, Govinda Van Maele's feature debut Gutland lives up to the unlikely tag of 'surrealist rural noir'. » (Cine-File)
 

          2018-08-16 - Sonnenuntergang im Aquatower (BERDORF)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Aquatower Berdorf (Luxembourg, Est / Osten, BERDORF)
Datum: 2018-08-16
Uhrzeit: 10:00 - 21:30

16.08. & 30.08.2018

An den Tagen findet die "Nocturne" im Aquatower statt, d.h. wir sind bis zum Sonnenuntergang geöffnet!

16.08.18 bis 21:30 Uhr,
30.08.18 bis 21:00 Uhr geöffnet!

Letzter Einlass: 30 Minuten vor Schluss!

Besuchen Sie uns und lassen Sie Ihren Tag bei einem Glas Sekt ausklingen und geniessen dabei, aus einer Höhe von 50 Metern, eine atemberaubende Aussicht über die Umgebung des Müllerthals - Kleine Luxemburger Schweiz.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch!
Ihr Aquatower Team
 

          2018-08-17 - Zorba the Greek (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Capucins) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Cour intérieure | Théâtre des Capucins (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-08-17
Uhrzeit: 21:30

« The movie that launched a million package tours. » (Time Out)
 
Zorba the Greek
USA-Grèce 1964 / vostf / 141' / De: Michael Cacoyannis / Avec: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas
 
Basil, un jeune anglais, écrivain raté, arrive en Crète, île à la beauté sauvage, pour rouvrir une mine de lignite héritée de son père. Il y rencontre Zorba, un solide paysan, roublard et libertin, qui lui apprend à voir la vie sous un autre angle...
 
« Zorba possess­es all the energies and urges of the great ones of history and myth. He is Adam in the Garden of Eden, Odysseus on the windy plains of Troy. He is a little bit of Nijinsky and a good bit of Tom Jones. » (New York Times)
 
« So much pleasure, so much of the actor's love of performance passes from Quinn to the other side of the footlights that he, quite simply and easily, carries the audience along. » (Orlando Sentinel)
 
« A pensive film about the need to find your own truth while living life to its fullest. » (Cinema Sight)
 

          2018-08-18 - Easy Rider (City Open Air Cinema with Orange@Capucins) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Cour intérieure | Théâtre des Capucins (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-08-18
Uhrzeit: 21:30

« A fascinating souvenir of how the hippie movement thought of itself. » (Chicago Reader)
 
Easy Rider
USA 1969 / vostf / 95' / c  / De : Dennis Hopper / Avec : Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson
>  14+ : déconseillé au moins de 14 ans
 
Deux jeunes gens quittent Los Angeles pour assister au carnaval de La Nouvelle-Orléans. Ils enfourchent leur moto et entament une longue odyssée à travers les Etats-Unis...
 
« Easy Rider est devenu un film-culte, l'une des œuvres marquantes d'un nouveau genre : le road movie. Hopper dénonce l'intolérance d'une Amérique profonde hostile aux marginaux, mais il le fait sur un ton objectif et sans haine. » (Guide des films)
 
« Someday it was inevitable that a great film would come along, utilizing the motorcycle genre, the same way the great Westerns suddenly made everyone realize they were a legitimate American art form, Easy Rider is the picture. » (Chicago Sun-Times)
 

          2018-08-22 - Early bird ? tour en kayak à Lultzhausen (LULTZHAUSEN)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Auberge de Jeunesse de Lultzhausen (Luxembourg, Nord / Norden, LULTZHAUSEN)
Datum: 2018-08-22
Uhrzeit: 05:45 - 09:00

Early bird Kajaktour in Lultzhausen
Mittwoch, den 22. August 2018

Eine geführte Kajaktour inklusive Frühstücksbuffet erwartet alle Frühaufsteher am Mittwoch, den 22. August auf dem Obersauerstausee. Schon um 5:45 Uhr geht es zusammen mit einem ausgebildeten Trainer der Jugendherberge für ca. 90 Minuten auf den weitläufigen See, um den Sonnenaufgang zu genießen. Die Tour wird mit einem herzhaften Frühstücksbuffet in der Jugendherberge Lultzhausen abgeschlossen. Wer die frühe Anreise nicht in Kauf nehmen möchte, der kann sich auch gerne ein Bett in der Jugendherberge reservieren.
 
Anmeldung erforderlich, da Plätze begrenzt.
 
Bedingungen: Das Tragen von Schuhen (keine FlipFlops), Schwimmkenntnisse sowie untertauchen können ist Pflicht und es darf keine medizinische Gegenanzeige zur Ausübung des Wassersports vorliegen.
 
Datum:
Mittw...
 

          2018-08-22 - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (City Open Air Cinema with Orange @Rotondes) (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Rotondes (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-08-22
Uhrzeit: 21:30

Get the hot girl. Defeat her evil exes. Hit love where it hurts.
 
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
USA 2010 / vostf / 112' / c / De : Edgar Wright / Avec : Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin
>  12+ : déconseillé au moins de 12 ans
 
Pour Scott Pilgrim, l'amour n'a jamais été chose facile. Lorsque Ramona entre dans sa vie, il va vite réaliser que l'objet de son affection traîne les plus singulières casseroles jamais rencontrées : une infâme ligue d'ex qui contrôlent sa vie amoureuse et sont prêt(e)s à tout pour éliminer son nouveau prétendant.
 
« Le côté joyeusement foutraque de ses aventures au pays de la culture pop fait aimer ce geek d'anthologie. » (20 Minutes)
 
« Scott Pilgrim is not what you expect. It's not what the marketing made you expect. It's better than that. Funnier, sweeter, with eye-popping visuals and characters who feel so flawed and real they could be your own brother, sister, or friend. » (Cinesnark)
 
« As he did in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Wright immerses his heroes in pop culture's detritus and diversions, but doesn't drown them in it. You don't have to be dazzled or tickled by the movie, or get every joke, to be touched by it, too. » (Village Voice)
 

          2018-09-08 - Luxembourg Nature Photowalk (Giele Botter) (promenade photographique) (DIFFERDANGE)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Commune de Differdange (Luxembourg, Sud / Süden, DIFFERDANGE)
Datum: 2018-09-08
Uhrzeit: 09:00 - 12:30

Dies ist ein regelmässiger Fotospaziergang, der sich hauptsächlich auf die wunderschöne Natur und Landschaften des Großherzogtums Luxemburg konzentriert. Es wird ein geführter Fotospaziergang in einigen der schönsten und lohnenswertesten Gegenden des Landes.
Wir konzentrieren uns auf ein Hauptthema auf jedem Fotospaziergang, meistens sind es Landschaften oder Details (z. B. Blumen, Strukturen, natürliche Formationen,...). Das Thema jedes Spaziergangs wird am Ausgangspunkt bekannt gegeben, wobei die Wetter- und Lichtverhältnisse in diesem Moment berücksichtigt werden. Dies ist auch eine Gelegenheit, um aus der eigenen Komfortzone herauszukommen und die Herausforderung für neue Fotomotive oder bewusste Limitierungen anzunehmen.
Auf Wunsch erhalten Sie auf Wunsch natürlich gerne auch Anleitungen zu Fotografietechniken und Komposition. Es wird empfohlen, ein Stativ mitzubringen, wenn Sie eines haben.
Interess...
 

          2018-09-15 - LANCEMENT DE LA SAISON THÉÂTRALE 2018/19 (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Grand Rue (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-09-15
Uhrzeit: 14:00 - 18:00

Les théâtres, les centres culturels, les compagnies et artistes du Luxembourg, occuperont de nouveau cette année les pavés de la Ville de Luxembourg, et de son artère principale, la Grand-Rue.

Si les plus pessimistes invoqueront la fin de l'été et le retour de la terrible grisaille grand-ducale, l'événement n'en marque pas moins le lancement attendu de la nouvelle saison théâtrale et chorégraphique luxembourgeoise.

Pour s'en faire une idée (sinon plus...), rien de tel que de venir à la rencontre de celles et ceux qui font vivre, sur scène ou dans les coulisses, les arts du spectacle, et prendre le temps d'un godet et de deux ou trois bavardages. L'espace d'un après-midi, artistes et équipes des lieux culturels seront à votre écoute, pour vous renseigner sur les spectacles de la sai...
 

          2018-09-19 - Soirée de lancement officielle du livre "NOUS" (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: KRItZEL FABRIK (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-09-19
Uhrzeit: 18:00 (Soirée de lancement officielle du livre NOUS)

Une édition de luxe, grand format avec une sur-couverture et une couverture en tissus, voilà ce que j'ai imaginé pour ce nouvel ouvrage d'art.
Imaginer un livre qui soit plus qu'un imprimé, mais un manifeste de vie autour de symboles, paysages qui nous unissent.
NOUS est le titre de l'œuvre, il définit avant tout un ensemble que chacun peut apprivoiser suivant ses affinités propres.
NOUS, c'est aussi l'idée des amis choisis, de la tribu, de la bande... du groupe inclusif qui forme ce que l'on appelle la Nation.
NOUS, c'est évidemment la surprise de la future rencontre, la possibilité de se laisser surprendre par l'art, l'émotion, la relation humaine.
NOUS, c'est la complexité d'un ensemble indéfinissable qui résume l'univers symbiotique dans lequel nous vivons.
 

          2018-09-19 - ILIAS 2018 Distinguished talk - Swarming Systems: From Networked Control Systems Theory to Swarm Robotics Experiment (ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Université du Luxembourg - Campus Belval (Luxembourg, Sud / Süden, ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE)
Datum: 2018-09-19
Uhrzeit: 16:00 - 17:00

Consensus and cooperation in networked multi-agent systems is a topic that is starting to receive significant attention in control theory and distributed computing owing to numerous possible engineering applications. For instance, the power grid, urban traffic, arrays of distributed sensors, multi-robot systems, and social networks are various examples of collective systems requiring an effective response to local perturbations. Using a number of theoretical models, we present some unexpected features arising in the collective dynamics of networked multi-agent systems. With the help of two swarm  robotics testbeds, we experimentally analyse these features, and discuss their far-reaching practical implications for the design and understanding of distributed systems.BiographyProf Bouffanais and his group focus on both fundamental and applied interdisciplinary problems rooted in the field of Complexity. D...
 

          2018-09-21 - Concert Duo TORTUL-CAPITANO (LUXEMBOURG)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Foyer Européen - Luxembourg (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, LUXEMBOURG)
Datum: 2018-09-21
Uhrzeit: 20:00 - 21:30 (Concert)

Le pianiste Joel Tortul et le chanteur-compositeur-interprète et bandoneoniste Leonel Capitano forment depuis 10 ans un duo jouissant d'une grande reconnaissance dans nombreux pays de l'Amerique Latine: Argentine, Chili, Brésil, Cuba, ... Comme interprètes et compositeurs ils se sont dévoués principalement au tango, mais aussi ils barboternt dans le folklore américain argentin et latino.
Cette année, à l'occassion de sa tournée européenne 2018 le duo Tortul-Capitano revient au Luxembourg.

 
 

          2018-09-22 - 2018-09-29 - Porte ouverte du Cours de peinture chinoise, de calligraphie chinoise et d'origami (BETTANGE-SUR-MESS)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Zen (Luxembourg, Sud / Süden, BETTANGE-SUR-MESS)
Datum: 2018-09-22 - 2018-09-29
Uhrzeit: 13:45 - 16:30

Apprentissage, en s'amusant, de techniques chinoises traditionnelles de base et stimulation de la créativité.

Les bienfaits de ces cours : développer la capacité de concentration, le sens de l'observation, la créativité, ...

Quand : mardi ou/et jeudi à partir de 13h45 jusque 16h30 ; 30 séances sur l'année scolaire.

Frais de participation : 800 EUR / 1400 EUR, matériel compris et mise à disposition des outils

Langues: français, chinois et luxembourgeois

Lieu : à 10 km au sud-ouest de Luxembourg-Ville

Les portes ouvertes avec workshop gratuit auront lieu les samedis 22 et 29 Septembre 2018 de 10h à 12h et 14h à 17h. Sur inscription.

L'enseignante est diplômée en beaux arts et agrée par le ministère de l'éducation du L...
 

          2018-10-09 - 2019-07-09 - Besuch (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2018-10-09 - 2019-07-09

 

          2018-12-15 - CLARA LUCIANI (ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Rockhal - Etablissement public Centre de Musiques Amplifiées (Luxembourg, Sud / Süden, ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE)
Datum: 2018-12-15
Uhrzeit: 19:00

Beginn:Ouverture des portes: 20:00 Show: 20:30 Location:ROTONDES Bonnevoie:Debout Preis:20,00 + 2,00 frais de prévente Weitere Informationen:Organisé par la RockhalMerci de consulter notre politique d'âge Links:Site web Ticket-Status:on sale soon Les tickets seront mis en vente jeudi 12 juillet à 10h00
Jeune. Brune. Voix grave et assurée. Auteure compositrice d'un premier album dont les dix chansons perforent le coeur comme autant de flèches embrasées. Elle a pleuré mais la vie continue. Désormais c'est elle qui mènera l'offensive et dansera jusqu'au bout de la nuit. Son premier EP Monstre d'Amour auréolé de tant de louanges était un indice. Ce premier album en est la preuve. Clara Luciani a un don pour l'écriture, celui de transposer le récit personnel en une valeur universelle. Une écriture qui possède la patine des chanteuses passionnelles avec lesquelles elle a grandi, de Françoise Hardy à Lana Del Rey en passant par Barbara, Blondi...
 

          At the NATO summit, Trump "singled out Germany... saying the country was 'totally controlled by Russia' because of its dependence on Russian natural gas."      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
"The United States spends heavily to defend Germany from Russia, he said, and 'Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russia.' In March, Germany gave approval for Gazprom, the Russian energy titan, to construct the Nord Stream 2 pipeline through its waters, a $10 billion project. 'Germany is a captive of Russia' because of the oil and gas issue, Mr. Trump said. 'I think it’s something that NATO has to look at.... How can you be together when a country is getting its energy from the country you want protection against?'"

From "NATO Summit Live Updates: Trump Calls Alliance ‘Delinquent’ on Military Spending." Trump also complained, "Many countries are not paying what they should, and, frankly, many countries owe us a tremendous amount of money from many years back," but the NYT piece doesn't specify whether German is one of the countries that owes us money.

According to an AP fact check, no NATO member actually owes the U.S. money but:
In 2014... NATO members agreed to stop cutting their military budgets and set a goal of moving “toward” spending 2 percent of their gross domestic product on their own defense — by 2024. It was not a “commitment,” not a direct contribution to NATO, not a payment owed to the U.S., and not something that alliance members pledged to achieve immediately.

Trump is right that most NATO members are spending less than 2 percent of their GDP on their defense budget, though more are moving in that direction.
So is Germany one of the NATO members that aren't spending enough? From Defense News:
A “league table” of NATO members shows that the United States is still way ahead of other allies’ spending, with defense expenditure accounting for 3.57 percent of its GDP in 2017.

Greece at 2.36 perpercent, the U.K. at 2.12 percent, and Estonia at 2.08 percent are the next best performers in terms of meeting the GDP target. The laggards are tiny Luxembourg (0.46 percent), Belgium (0.90 percent), Spain (0.92 percent) and Slovenia (0.98 percent).

In 2017 the report says the U.K. spent some $55.2 billion on defense, Germany $45.4 billion and France $45.9 billion. But this still pales when compared with the United States’ $685.9 billion in spending.

When it comes to the proportion spent on defense as a share of GDP, Europe has fallen from just under 3 percent in 1989 to 1.95 percent last year.
I'm seeing elsewhere that Germany's 2017 GDP was $3,686.6 billion, so I think it's spending 1.245% and is falling $73.7 billion short of the goal it is supposed to be moving toward. [CORRECTION: $73.7 billion is the total needed to meet the goal. Germany is $27.8 billion short.] Trump's point is that the mutual defense commitment puts the U.S. in the position of having to carry far too much of the weight. I presume that the other countries are taking advantage of what the U.S. has seemed to want to do for its own security.

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          2019-06-05 - 2019-06-06 - Until you fall (MERSCH)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ort: Mierscher Kulturhaus (Luxembourg, Centre / Zentrum, MERSCH)
Datum: 2019-06-05 - 2019-06-06

Until you fall est une pièce chorégraphique pour 5 danseurs qui explore le thème de la chute, mêlant l'univers de la danse, de l'expression corporelle et de l'acrobatie. Connaissons-nous le vrai plaisir de tomber? Derrière ce mot se cachent des multitudes de situations où se laisser tomber peut nous donner satisfaction: tomber amoureux, tomber des nues, tomber en décadence ... Cette pièce projette le spectateur dans des situations quotidiennes, sociétaires, politiques, émotionnelles et surtout humaines où la chute semble évidente dans un monde qui se fragilise et qui peut nous faire tomber à tout moment.Dans la rétention à ne pas vouloir tomber, on renie parfois le fait que l'erreur puisse exister.Conception & chorégraphie Giovanni Zazzera Regard externe & aide à la dramaturgie Thierry Raymond Danseurs & interprètes Catarina Barbosa, Hayato Yamaguchi, Alexandre Lipaux, Valentina Zappa, N.N. Costumes & scénographie Dagmar Weitze Conception lumières Nina Schaeffer Chargée de production T...
 

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I suppose it was last weeks "documentary" on the state propaganda organ which turned out be a whitewash for a prominent tax non domicile that signalled to me that tax "minimization" is actually now a marker of social esteem. For not only can one bribe a politician and get awaywa with it (thanks, FG)....but one can also get an image makeoer. Even if one is a competitor of the organ producing the makeover. And that is paid for by people co-erced into paying a tax that has no consent, of those involved. Now that David is outside that mostrosity, he is in a position to take a different perspective on taxation. Perhaps even a Tintan the Fool perspective. Except even Tintan praises tax scroungers....unless of course it is also concerning the same propaganda organ. The article is reverence for those in power and wealth, and criticism for anybody that criticises those in power and wealth. The British did have a criticism of the City of London, when Gordon Brown was in control, and he was bailing it out, to enormous cost to the ordinary working taxpayer. That is something that the article omits to mention. Luxembourg is extremely corrupt. And has been corrupt for two decades or more. And Belgium has been corrupt for even further back. Perhaps over a century. When FF were in power, it was all suspect. Now that FG are in power, the same fiddling of numbers is entirely appropriate. Such an approach is neither principled, nor respectful. The entire thing is the basis of Ireland's current re-ponzi-fication. And we are merely an outpost of what is going on in San Francisco. In fact the entire credibility of liberal Ireland is now an extension of the credibility of liberal California. I am wondering about the competence of the companies that are central to this story like Facebook, etc... And the assumption of San Francisco as the futuristic connected nirvana. And I am trying to figure out Tesla, and the promise. I am wondering will liberal America be able to save Elon Musk. Because that is the litmus test of whether or not Central California really can compete with the rest of the world. If Musk, Trump and his supporters in the MidWest will be vindicated. Can the media make Tesla a success ?????? Or does the media even believe in Tesla anymore ?????
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Studio en dur comprenant une chambre, une véranda, un WC+douche, un coin cuisine. Entrée personnelle, eau et électricité individuelles. Sise à la Cité du Luxembourg.
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Credits : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conseil_r%C3%A9gional_de_Lorraine

"Le conseil régional de Lorraine siège dans l’ancienne abbaye Saint-Clément, dans le quartier du Pontiffroy à Metz. L'Hôtel de région est l'un des nombreux sites occupés par le Conseil régional : Boulevard de Trèves (bâtiments militaires récemment rénovés), Sainte Barbe et Blida pour Metz (il y a également un site sur Nancy).

Il est dirigé par le socialiste Jean-Pierre Masseret.

Histoire
La première session de ce conseil régional eu lieu le 11 janvier 1974 à Metz.

Appartenance à la Grande Région
Le Conseil régional de Lorraine est également membre de la coopération inter-régionale transfrontalière appelée Grande Région, ou « Saar-Lor-Lux », qui regroupait :

pour la France : le Conseil régional de Lorraine, l'État en région Lorraine, les conseils généraux de Meurthe-et-Moselle et de la Moselle,
le Luxembourg,
pour l'Allemagne : les Länder de Sarre et de Rhénanie-Palatinat,
pour la Belgique : la Région wallonne, la Communauté française et la Communauté germanophone de Belgique.

Fonctionnement
Pour définir les priorités du Conseil Régional, les élus se réunissent au minimum une fois par trimestre en Séance Plénière. Les grandes orientations de la politique régionale sont alors arrêtées. La Commission Permanente décide entre autres de l'attribution des financements et suit les affaires courantes sous l'autorité du Président. Elle se tient une fois par mois et réunit l'ensemble des élus du Conseil Régional. Le Président et ses 15 Vice-Présidents forment l'Exécutif.

Administration régionale
L'administration régionale est composée de différents services chargés de mettre en œuvre et d'appliquer les décisions de l'assemblée régionale et de l'exécutif.

Elle s'appuye sur 3 500 agents dont 2 750 personnels ATTEE (adjoints techniques territoriaux d'établissement d'enseignement) présents dans les lycées, qui œuvrent quotidiennement pour assurer de bonnes conditions de travail et de vie des lycéens.

Soutien de projets lorrains
Afin de faire émerger les initiatives locales, le Conseil Régional met en place des dispositifs d'aides porteuses d'une dynamique nécessaire à la construction du territoire.

La Lorraine en chiffres
En 2014, La Lorraine compte environ 2,4 millions de Lorrains, quatre départements et plus de 2 338 communes.

C'était aussi :

6 réserves naturelles régionales
la seule région à posséder trois Parcs naturels régionaux, soit 15 % du territoire
près de 147 000 entreprises en Lorraine
92 000 lycéens
35 000 associations
17 000 apprentis"

"The Regional Council of Lorraine sits in the former Abbey of St. Clement, in the district of Pontiffroy in Metz.The Hotel de Région is one of the many sites occupied by the Regional Council: Boulevard Trier (military buildings recently renovated ), Sainte Barbe and Blida for Metz (there is also a site on Nancy).

It is led by Socialist Jean-Pierre Masseret.

History
The first session of this regional council took place on January 11, 1974 in Metz.

Belonging to the Greater Region
The Lorraine Regional Council is also a member of the cross-border inter-regional cooperation called Grande Région, or "Saar-Lor-Lux", which included:

for France: the Regional Council of Lorraine, the State in the Lorraine region, the General Councils of Meurthe-et-Moselle and Moselle,
Luxembourg,
for Germany: the Länder of Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate,
for Belgium: the Walloon Region, the French Community and the German-speaking Community of Belgium.

Operation
To define the priorities of the Regional Council, elected representatives meet at least once a quarter in Plenary Session. The main orientations of regional policy are then adopted. The Standing Committee decides among other things on the allocation of funding and follows the day-to-day business under the authority of the President. It is held once a month and brings together all the elected representatives of the Regional Council. The President and his 15 Vice-Presidents form the Executive.

Regional Administration
The regional administration is made up of different departments charged with implementing and applying the decisions of the regional assembly and the executive.

It relies on 3,500 agents, including 2,750 ATTEE staff (territorial technical assistants of educational institutions) present in high schools, who work daily to ensure good working conditions and life of high school students.

Support for Lorraine projects
In order to make local initiatives emerge, the Regional Council sets up support systems with the necessary dynamics for the construction of the territory.

Lorraine in figures
In 2014, Lorraine has about 2.4 million Lorrainers, four departments and more than 2,338 communes."

Credits : https://www.grandest.fr/maisons-de-region#

"Saint Clément : un bâtiment chargé d’Histoire.
En 1552, la ville de Metz est assiégée et en représailles contre Charles Quint, le Duc de Guise décide de raser de nombreux quartiers dont celui du Sablon où étaient installés les moines Bénédictins. Pendant une dizaine d’années, ils cherchent un nouvel endroit et c’est en 1562 qu’ils choisissent l’actuel quartier du Pontiffroy

En 1683, les moines décident de construire un bâtiment plus imposant, digne de leur notoriété sur la ville de Metz, car leur institution était très connue et très appréciée. Ils détruisent alors les bâtiments conventuels pour commencer la construction de l’Abbaye. C’est au célèbre architecte messin d’origine italienne, JEAN SPINGA qu’ils confièrent la construction qui s’acheva en 1735.

A la révolution française, en 1789, le bâtiment est confisqué, il devient propriété nationale, affecté au Ministère de la Guerre, et sert, à partir de 1795 d’entrepôt pour les lits militaires.

C’est en 1855 que les Jésuites (religieux de la compagnie de Jésus) rachètent le bâtiment pour fonder le célèbre collège Saint Clément. Ce collège n’a pas été occupé très longtemps puisqu’en 1872 les jésuites sont expulsés par les autorités allemandes (1ère annexion par l’Allemagne).

Les allemands transforment le collège en École Normale pour les élèves instituteurs et institutrices de 1880 à 1910.

Lors de la 1ère Guerre Mondiale (1914/1918) Saint Clément servit d’hôpital, 250 prisonniers français blessés y seront transportés. Des soldats russes, anglais et américains y furent également hospitalisés.

Lors de la 2ème Guerre Mondiale, Saint Clément servit de camp de transit pour les prisonniers russes.

Après l’Armistice, les Pères Jésuites reprennent possession des lieux et rétablissent le collège qui accueillait 500 élèves par an jusqu’en 1970. D’ailleurs y furent élèves :

le Maréchal Foch, (de 1869 à 1871). Une plaque commémorative est située au fond du cloître. Un médaillon en bronze représente le Maréchal, œuvre du sculpteur messin Emmanuel Hannaux (1 an après sa mort en 1930).
mais également Raymond Mondon, ancien Maire de la ville de Metz et ancien Ministre des Transports.
En 1970, les Jésuites quittent définitivement les lieux pour 2 raisons essentielles :

l’ouverture des écoles publiques, et de plus, il y a de moins en moins de Jésuites pour diriger l’établissement,
en 1966 un incendie détruit une partie de la toiture de l’Église Saint-Clément du cloître, de la galerie Foch jusqu’à la Chapelle.
Le bâtiment était alors en très un mauvais état. Il reste à l’abandon de 1970 à 1982. Avec l’arrivée des lois de décentralisation de 1982 l’ancien Maire de Metz, alors Président du Conseil Régional de Lorraine, décide d’installer à Saint Clément le siège des Assemblées Régionales, c’est-à-dire du Conseil Régional et du Conseil Économique et Social.

Le bâtiment a été rénové en 3 grandes parties :

le cloître
l’accueil
la salle des délibérations.
Il aura fallu 7 années de travaux pour que Saint Clément retrouve une nouvelle jeunesse tout en assurant son avenir, en devenant le siège de la Région Lorraine, dans un quartier du Pontiffroy entièrement rénové."

"Saint Clement: a building steeped in history.
In 1552, the city of Metz was besieged and in retaliation against Charles V, the Duke of Guise decided to raze many neighborhoods including the Sablon where were installed the Benedictine monks. For ten years, they look for a new place and it is in 1562 that they choose the current district of Pontiffroy

In 1683, the monks decided to build a more imposing building, worthy of their notoriety on the city of Metz, because their institution was very known and very appreciated. They then destroy the conventual buildings to begin the construction of the Abbey. It is to the famous architect messin of Italian origin, JEAN SPINGA that they entrusted the construction which ended in 1735.

At the French Revolution, in 1789, the building was confiscated, it became national property, assigned to the Ministry of War, and served, from 1795 warehouse for military beds.

It was in 1855 that the Jesuits (religious of the company of Jesus) bought the building to found the famous College Saint Clement. This college was not occupied very long since in 1872 the Jesuits are expelled by the German authorities (1st annexation by Germany).

The Germans transformed the college into a Normal School for primary school teachers from 1880 to 1910.

During the 1st World War (1914/1918) St. Clement served as a hospital, 250 wounded French prisoners will be transported there. Russian, English and American soldiers were also hospitalized there.

During World War II, St. Clement served as a transit camp for Russian prisoners.

After the Armistice, the Jesuit Fathers took possession of the premises and reestablished the college which welcomed 500 pupils per year until 1970. Besides there were pupils:

Marshal Foch, (1869 to 1871). A commemorative plaque is located at the end of the cloister. A bronze medallion represents the Marshal, work of the sculptor Messin Emmanuel Hannaux (1 year after his death in 1930).
but also Raymond Mondon, former Mayor of the city of Metz and former Minister of Transport.
In 1970, the Jesuits leave definitively the place for 2 essential reasons:

the opening of public schools, and moreover, there are fewer and fewer Jesuits to run the establishment,
in 1966 a fire destroyed part of the roof of the Clément Saint-Clément Church, from the Foch Gallery to the Chapel.
The building was then in very bad condition. It remains abandoned from 1970 to 1982. With the arrival of the 1982 decentralization laws the former Mayor of Metz, then President of the Regional Council of Lorraine, decided to install in Saint Clément the headquarters of the Regional Assemblies. that is, the Regional Council and the Economic and Social Council.

The building has been renovated into 3 main parts:

the cloister
home
the deliberations room.
It took 7 years of work for Saint Clement to find a new youth while ensuring its future, becoming the headquarters of the Lorraine region, in a district of the Pontiffroy completely renovated.



          Piste d'essai transfrontalière - Un projet de conduite autonome au Luxembourg      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LUXEMBOURG/SARREBRUCK – Dès 2019, les chercheurs de la Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft de Sarrebruck lanceront un projet transfrontalier sur la conduite autonome.
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LUXEMBOURG - Une jeune fille qui voulait traverser la voie du tramway au Kirchberg a été légèrement blessée par une rame. Luxtram rappelle les consignes de sécurité.
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LUXEMBOURG - Le ministère de l'Éducation nationale a livré les résultats de la procédure d'orientation pour les élèves de l'école fondamentale, mercredi.
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LUXEMBOURG - Les déconfitures d'entreprises au Grand-Duché ont progressé de 33,7% au premier semestre 2018, indique la société de recouvrements de crédits Creditreform.
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LUXEMBOURG - Le Planning familial luxembourgeois a pratiqué moins d'interruptions volontaires de grossesse en 2017 qu'en 2016, selon son bilan annuel.
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LUXEMBOURG - Les supporters de la France comme de la Belgique se sont réunis ce mardi soir au Glacis pour la demi-finale. Beaucoup sont venus en groupes binationaux.
          FATF Pakistan Latest News 2018 Grey List or Black List      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
FATF Pakistan in this posts we will talk about FATF Financial Action Task Force that move Pakistan into grey list again in July 2018. Pakistan on 29 June placed on grey list by FATF Member committees in Paris meeting held in last week of June 2018. Pakistan has taken all major steps and powers (Lobbying in Saudi Arabia, Requesting China ) and given an more than 26 action plan which presented in Paris meeting but nothing can stopping Pakistan into grey list.

FATF Member Country List:- There are 37 Member Country which review Terror Financing, Money Laundering and other Illegal activities which disturb the world economy. After Checking these member courtiers we have right to say the country of emerging economies of the world. Below you can check FATF Member countries list.

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Gulf Co-operation Council, Hong Kong, China, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea  , Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Kingdom of New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.

FATF Pakistan Latest News in Hindi:-


FATF Pakistan Latest News 2018 Grey List or Black List

FATF Observers Countries:- Indonesia, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

FATF Pakistan Latest News 2018:- Latest News 11 July Pakistan has taken 1st step and State bank of Pakistan move forward to check all transfers movement from foreign and local currency. Due to continuous decrease in Pakistan which is now Rs 122 per dollar and unable to sustain due decrease of Foreign reserve which comes into danger zone.

1. Pakistan will make Boundary on Afghanistan to stop money laundering.
2. Pakistan has banned terrorist organization in Pakistan  Da’esh, AQ, JuD, FiF, LeT, JeM, HQN, and persons affiliated with the Taliban.
3. Pakistan has Made 26 Plan to Stop Terror.

FATF Latest News on Pakistan in Hindi
FATF Latest News on Pakistan in Hindi

FATF Grey List 2018:- 2008 Mumbai attacks Master Mind Terrorist hafiz Saeed freely moves in Pakistan and in election he is also companioning, electing members to win Pakistan election. Hafiz Saeed Group called Lashkar E Toiba now changed to other group and you can read daily online news related to Pakistan. Pakistan is Continuous supporting from its Foreign its Officer to Local Employee to claim Indian Land.



Is Pakistan Already in Black List:- Pakistan has made History of Grey List of more than 3 years from 2012 to 2015. In February 2018 again placed, In June Pakistan again placed on terror list.

FATF Meaning, Defination and New Countries.

FATF Meaning, Defination and New Countries.


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Un jeune homme, né en 2002, a été privé de liberté et déféré au parquet du Luxembourg
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The Ibrox side suffered humiliation 12 months ago when they crashed out of the Europa League to Luxembourg no-hopers Progres Niederkorn. But former England and Liverpool skipper Gerrard says the painful memories of that upset should ensure his men are fired up for the task as they kick-off this year’s competition against FK Shkupi. Speaking … Continued

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Melania Trump Hangs with Nato Spouses

First lady Melania Trump embarked on a European tour with her husband, President Donald Trump, this past week for diplomatic visits throughout several countries in Europe. The Trumps touched down in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday – their first stop of the tour. They relaxed on Tuesday and attended the NATO annual summit on Wednesday. Some of the other countries they plan on going to include the UK, Scotland, and Finland. While the Trumps travel together, Melania has a separate tour schedule of events with and without her husband.

According to CNN, Melania was joined by the other 10 NATO spouses, all of them wives and one husband – First Gentleman of Luxembourg Gauthier Destenay. Melania enjoyed “a concert, a chocolate tasting by the Belgian royal family’s official chocolatier and a fashion display that included hats by Belgian milliner Fabienne Delvigne.”

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De nos jours, l’or noir n’en finit pas d’augmenter. Mieux vaut être bien renseigné avant de prendre la route des vacances ou de se lancer dans un roadtrip. Voici donc nos astuces pour trouver le carburant le moins cher ! Trouver le carburant le moins cher Les zones frontalières   Allemagne     En Allemagne, le prix du carburant est très fluctuant. Faire son plein Outre-Rhin n’est donc pas toujours avantageux. Par conséquent, il vous appartient de surveiller attentivement l’évolution des tarifs à la pompe si vous résidez dans les environs. Andorre         En Andorre, comptez 1€ à 1€30 en moyenne par litre d’essence et environ 1€ par litre de gazole ! Des tarifs qui font baisser la facture d’environ 20% par rapport au territoire français ! Belgique        En Belgique, la situation est sensiblement la même qu’en Allemagne. Devant la récente hausse des prix du carburant en France, les stations belges refont d’ailleurs le plein, avec des tarifs 7% inférieurs en moyenne ! Espagne        En péninsule ibérique, vous êtes assuré de bénéficier de prix largement plus avantageux à la pompe. De plus, certains hypermarchés comme « Al Campo » (Auchan) vous permettent de faire baisser encore la facture moyennant un minimum d’achat en magasin. Luxembourg  Malgré une tendance à la hausse depuis février, les prix du carburant au Luxembourg défient quasiment toute concurrence ! Ainsi, pour ne citer que lui, le diesel affiche un tarif largement inférieur à la moyenne mondiale. Et cerise sur le gâteau : faire son plein sur l’autoroute ne coûte pas plus cher ! Suisse            En terres helvétiques, le prix du carburant est soumis aux fluctuations de cours des devises. Néanmoins, en moyenne, l’essence y est légèrement moins chère tandis que les tarifs pratiqués pour le...

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Ariana Grande

  • Amazon is running a series of events around the world to showcase its Prime services in advance of its annual Prime Day.
  • These events include performances by Ariana Grande and deadmau5 that will market its music-streaming and gaming services.
  • The events showcase how much Amazon Prime's offerings have expanded in recent years. 

Prime Day has become one of the most important sales days of the year for Amazon — and this year, it wants to milk every last bit of it. 

A $119-a-year Prime membership includes more than just free shipping these days. To make customers aware of that fact, Amazon is running extra Prime Day promotions across its other Prime services, such as Prime Video, Prime Music, and Amazon Fresh. 

It's also offering discounts to Prime members who shop at Whole Foods, which Amazon acquired for more than $13 billion last year.

On top of this, Amazon announced it would be running a series of events around the world to showcase its extra services.

The events include a performance by Ariana Grande in New York, which is hosted by Amazon Music, and a performance in Los Angeles by deadmau5, which is hosted by its gaming-streaming service, Twitch Prime. 

Grande will be joined by Kelsea Ballerini, Alessia Cara, and Julia Michaels at the Amazon Music Unboxing Event, will be streamed on Amazon and Twitch on Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST. 

Other events are taking place in London, Tokyo, and Milan over the weekend, in advance of Prime Day on Monday, July 16.

The intention here is likely to show the breadth of what Prime includes and to educate new customers about its benefits, hopefully encouraging them to fork out $119 for the annual membership. 

Prime started out as a membership service offering two-day shipping of products Amazon sold. It has since grown to offer several other services, including unlimited music and video streaming, free two-hour shipping in certain locations, and a try-before-you-buy clothing service, Prime Wardrobe.

In April, Jeff Bezos confirmed that there are now more than 100 million Prime members worldwide. According to Bezos, more Prime members signed up in 2017 than any year prior. The service is being rolled out to more locations, most recently to Mexico, Singapore, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.

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From Ian:

PWM: What makes a Palestinian parent proud?
One of the signs of the Palestinian Authority’s successful indoctrination of its population to admire terrorists who have murdered civilians, is when parents of terrorists openly say they are “proud” of their terrorist sons, or describe their actions as “honorable.”

The parents of Islamic Jihad member Muhammad Aql who recruited and prepared the suicide bombers who attacked a bus at Karkur Junction near Hadera on Oct. 21, 2002, murdering 14 and wounding 50, are such parents. When interviewed on official PA TV they described his actions as bringing them “honor”:

Mother of terrorist prisoner Muhammad Aql: “Our hope is that Allah will release them from prison. These are heroes we raise our heads thanks to them...”
Father of terrorist prisoner Muhammad Aql: “Praise Allah, he is imprisoned for an action that honors us, and not for anything else.”
[Official PA TV, Giants of Endurance, June 17, 2018]

Terrorist Aql was also involved in additional shooting and bombing attacks and is serving 14 life sentences.

By law, the PA pays Aql and thousands of other terrorist prisoners a monthly salary, as documented by Palestinian Media Watch.
UK Taxpayers Sponsor Palestinian Terror
As support for the Palestinian cause drops off even in the Arab world, news that Australia has cut a $7 million ‘lifeline’ to a death-cult is welcome indeed.

Maybe it’s also time for Britain to get real – especially in the wake of the barely reported stoning of Prince William’s vehicle – and acknowledge the need to stop encouraging terror with taxpayers’ money.

Australia has decided to discontinue direct aid to the Palestinian Authority because it suspects the cash is freeing up funds used to back political violence. And we have recently learnt that the UK gave £20 million in aid to Palestinian schools, where they teach children about Jihad (holy war) and martyrdom.

A report by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education reveals that the PA school curriculum “utilizes a variety of tools to convince children – mostly boys – to risk their lives and die as martyrs”.

It goes on to highlight some of the lessons being funded by British aid. For example, a science textbook explains Newton’s second law of physics – on power, mass and tensile strength – by using an image of a boy with a slingshot targeting soldiers.

Meanwhile jihadists continue their desperate attempts to engage Western sympathy by stoking up further flames in Gaza, sending burning kites to destroy Israeli crops while also trying to force their way through the border fence in order to kill Jews.
PA Promises to Only Pay Families of Nice Terrorists (satire)
The Israeli parliament’s decision to bring forward legislation to financially penalize the Palestinian Authority by the amount they pay out to families of terrorists, has led to a call for compromise by the West Bank leadership.

“We get it, honestly. We understand why the Israelis might be a bit pissed with us for dishing out dollars to encourage more stabbings”, a spokesman said. “But, not all our guys are that bad, Zionist-killing aside of course. More than one of them could be described, as I believe those Jews would say, as a ‘true mensch’. They never forget to call their grandparents and are always promising to find a nice young girl to start a family with. Well, before they go out and kill Jews anyway. So, all we’re asking is that Israel is just a bit more understanding and will let us to continue to pay out funds to the families of these nice guys.”

Israel, unsurprisingly, did not react positively to the PA’s proposal. One government spokesman said that “while we can all get behind a good mensch, we don’t appreciate the Palestinians abusing the term. However often they call their grandmother, these guys are no Kevin Hart or Dwayne Johnson.”
David Singer: PLO-Hamas anti-England, anti-Israel Hatred Politicises FIFA World Cup
FIFA’s admission of the Palestinian Football Federation as a member of FIFA in 1988 had also contravened Article 10.1 of FIFA’s then governing articles:
'Any Association which is responsible for organising and supervising football in its country may become a Member of FIFA. In this context, the expression “country” shall refer to an independent state recognised by the international Community.'

FIFA started living in its own dream world 26 years before Sweden joined it. Who will replace Sweden as Britain’s nemesis was summed up by another fan:
“Anyone supporting England is supporting Israel itself. These teams represent their countries and governments and will raise their flags in the stands. How can I support the country that allowed the Jewish state on our land?”

The Gazan fans are in for a shock and a reality check when they begin choosing one of the three remaining teams – France, Belgium or Croatia – to topple the evil Brits.

France, Belgium and Croatia just happen to have all voted in favour of the Mandate for Palestine incorporating the Balfour Declaration.

The semi-finals, final and third-place playoff will be agony for Gazan viewers as one of these last four countries holds up the trophy on the winner’s podium come finals day – the others the three minor places - with their flags filling Gaza’s TV screens.

The moral is clear – international law cannot be turned on and off as circumstances dictate – because one day the perpetrator will become entrapped in the hopeless position that the Arab States, the PLO and Hamas now find themselves.

Throwing out binding international law – the Balfour Declaration and the Mandate for Palestine – and falsely creating fake international law – “the State of Palestine” – goes to the heart of why the Arab-Jewish conflict still remains unresolved in 2018.



IDF intercepts Syrian drone that penetrated 10 kilometers into Israel
The Israel Defense Forces shot down a Syrian drone that penetrated several miles into Israeli territory from Syria on Wednesday, apparently sending fragments of the aircraft crashing into the Sea of Galilee, the military said.

“Using a Patriot battery, the IDF intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle that infiltrated from Syria into Israeli territory,” the IDF said in a statement.

The IDF said the Syrian drone was flown into Israel through Jordan.

The incident took place as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Moscow to stress to Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israel will not tolerate an Iranian military presence in Syria.

The anti-aircraft Patriot missile that was fired at the drone set off rocket sirens in the southern Golan Heights and northern Jordan Valley regions, the army said. Residents of northern Israel reported seeing a trail of smoke in the sky as well as hearing explosions.

The drone reportedly managed to fly some 10 kilometers (three miles) into Israel before it was shot down over the Sea of Galilee. This indicates that the UAV was deliberately flown into Israel and did not accidentally enter the airspace as it was conducting a mission near the border.

It was not immediately clear how the drone managed to penetrate so deeply into Israel before it was intercepted.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Evelyn Gordon: Why has settlement building dropped with President Trump in Office?
Contrary to his image overseas, Benjamin Netanyahu has never displayed much interest in settlement expansion. As I’ve noted before, settlement construction during most of his last nine years in office was lower than under any of his predecessors, including [those most committed to territorial compromise] like Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert. . . .

But most of Netanyahu’s party and many of his coalition partners do favor expanding settlements. Thus, to persuade them to show restraint, he must be able to demonstrate that doing so will produce tangible international benefits—either increased international support or at least reduced international hostility. And since no Israeli concession has ever produced any recompense from Europe, . . . that means from America.

Under the Obama administration, settlement restraint provided no benefits whatsoever. In 2009, for instance, Netanyahu, [responding to U.S. pressure], instituted an unprecedented ten-month settlement freeze to facilitate negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, whose leader, Mahmoud Abbas, refused even to show up for nine months and then walked out in the tenth. . . .

At no point during President Obama’s two terms did administration officials even give Netanyahu lip-service credit for restraining settlement construction. Instead, they picked nonstop public fights over the issue. Thus, toward the end of Obama’s tenure, it had become impossible for Netanyahu to persuade his cabinet that Israel was gaining anything by this restraint, and settlement construction began rising again. . . .

In the past eighteen months, [by contrast], President Trump has provided unstinting support for Israel at the United Nations via Ambassador Nikki Haley; recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the U.S. embassy there; publicly confronted the PA’s “pay-to-slay” policy; cut funding for UNRWA, the organization whose sole purpose is to perpetuate the Palestinian refugee problem; and abandoned the disastrous nuclear deal with Iran. For anyone but the most rabid settlement supporter, this is clearly a worthwhile tradeoff.
Caroline Glick: NATO Is the Author of Its Own Demise
Today the U.S faces two main threats: China and radical Islam. Obviously, European nations have no capacity to play a significant role in containing or deterring China militarily. And as a military alliance, it is hard to see why NATO would be the tool of choice for developing common trade policies among allied nations to rein in China economically. Certainly NATO has been unable or unwilling to assist the U.S. in confronting the malign influence of North Korea, China’s most dangerous satellite.

As for radical Islam, due to Turkish membership in NATO, and due to European refusal to take any significant steps to rein in radical Islamic forces in Europe or anywhere else, it is abundantly clear that NATO is not the proper vehicle for U.S.-led collective defense against Iran or other jihadist powers.

To the extent that the U.S. seeks to work in the framework of a collective defense organization, it will need to look beyond NATO. It will require new alliance structures. Those can be informal, or transactional, or limited in scope, rather than formal and brittle, as NATO has been. But whether or not such alliances form, it is abundantly clear that scaling back NATO is a reasonable — indeed, a necessary — move.

As for President Trump, despite the bloviations of his critics, he bears no responsibility for NATO’s irrelevance. Trump did not cause NATO to have little role to play in fighting the key threats to American and global security. NATO has had nearly three decades to figure out how to do that. But it failed.

All that Trump has done is point out the reality of NATO’s decline — which his four predecessors refused to acknowledge.
Trump’s Mideast ‘deal of the century’ turns out to be a big fat nothing burger
Mahmoud Abbas’ government in Ramallah is squeezing Gaza harder than the Netanyahu government in Jerusalem is. It is Abbas and the PA, not Netanyahu, who is withholding the salaries of civil servants in Gaza. It is Abbas and the PA who have reduced the flow of electricity from Israel to Gaza, by not paying Gaza’s bills. It is Abbas and the PA who have blocked the import of medical supplies from the West Bank to Gaza. All this is intended to foment anger at Hamas, with the goal of restoring the Palestinian Authority to power in Gaza. All it has achieved is to saddle Israel with the responsibility of saving the Gazans from humanitarian disaster—and the better life is in Gaza, the more entrenched Hamas becomes.

According to the Israeli newspaper Ha-Aretz, Trump’s envoys have secured promises of $500m from the Arab states, as support for a peace deal. Much of the money would fund the building of a power station and an industrial area adjacent to Gaza, on Egyptian territory in northern Sinai. In other words, to improve life and economy for ordinary Gazans. In June, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, one of Abbas’ close aides, called an American-led effort to raise more than $500m for Gaza from Sunni Arab states a strategy to ‘perpetuate the separation between Gaza and the West Bank’. But it is Hamas and the PLO who have perpetuated that separation since 2007, despite sustained Egyptian and Saudi pressure for ‘national reconciliation’.

Israelis used to say that there was no partner for peace. Now, they have two non-partners for peace, one in Ramallah and the other in Gaza. In June, when Arab and Israeli media announced leaks from the Trump ‘deal’, Mohammed Hussein, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, called the deal ‘an unfair plan that aims at the liquidation of the Palestinian cause’ in a sermon to 90,000 worshippers at the al-Aqsa Mosque. The truth is that the Palestinian cause is now two Palestinian causes, divided by ideology, clan and geography.

One of those causes is led by Hamas in Gaza and fired by demographic pressure, religious zeal and chronic poverty. The other is led by the PLO in the West Bank, under an eighty-two year-old heavy smoker with heart trouble, a history of dodging negotiations, and no clear successor. This week, an unnamed ‘senior US official’ told the Washington Post that the US has recognised reality. As Abbas refuses to talk, the US is going to forget about peace plans and concentrate on alleviating the crisis in Gaza. No deal of the century, then. No peace, either.
20,000 Arabs migrate from Judea and Samaria every year
Former Israeli Consul in Washington and Government Press Office head Yoram Ettinger participated in the Investing in a Solution conference held last night in Elkana at the initiative of economist Erez Tzadok.

Ettinger referred to a number of issues on the political and economic level, reviewed economic successes of Americans in Israel and Judea/Samaria, and stated "the American aid money to Israel is a profitable investment in every way that generates 600-700% profits for the Americans."

Within the demographic review Ettinger rejected reports of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics regarding population registry and immigration, noting the PA is trying to conceal the fact that 20,000 Arabs emigrate from Judea and Samaria every year.

He explained how the PA inflated the number of Arabs in Judea and Samaria from 1.8 to 3 million, and expressed disappointment at the lack of effort by Israeli officials to reveal the truth about immigration figures.
Congress Renews Push to Designate Muslim Brotherhood as Terror Group
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are renewing a years-long push to designate the international Muslim Brotherhood organization as a terrorist organization due to its support for terror organizations that threaten U.S. security interests across the globe, according to conversations with U.S. officials spearheading the effort.

The congressional effort to target the Muslim Brotherhood will kick off early Wednesday, when lawmakers on the House's Subcommittee on National Security gather for a hearing to "examine the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates pose to the United States and its interests and how to most effectively counter it, including potential next steps for U.S. policy," according to the committee.

The hearing is expected to set the stage for Congress to follow through on efforts that begun in 2015 to convince the Obama administration to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terror group following its violent, and eventually failed, takeover in Egypt.

The State Department has opposed formal designation of the Brotherhood for some time due to efforts by the Obama administration to make diplomatic overtures to the group, particularly during its coup in Egypt. Although the Trump administration has designated various offshoots of the Brotherhood as global terror groups, the organization as a whole has escaped U.S. scrutiny.
Israel's Labor party quits Socialist International after it adopts BDS
The Labor Party sent a sternly worded letter to the Socialist International organization Tuesday after it adopted a resolution joining the Boycott Divest and Sanction Israel campaign, saying that the party would immediately leave the organization.

The Socialist International resolution that passed “calls all governments and civil society organizations to activate boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the Israeli occupation, all the occupation institutions, and the illegal Israeli settlements including the total embargo on all forms of military trade and cooperation with Israel as long as it continues its policies of occupation and Apartheid against the Palestinian people.”

Labor’s international secretary, MK Hilik Bar, called the decision hypocritical and said Labor’s decision to suspend its membership was immediate and would become permanent if the decision is not canceled. He asked the organization to stop including any reference to Labor or its party members in any of its membership information, publications, speeches, or events.

“Needless to say, the Declaration on the Palestinian Question is biased, blind to facts or reality, and partially antisemitic,” Bar wrote. “The Declaration further weakens the alleged legitimacy of the organization you lead. The language and arguments of the Declaration makes it clear that until its cancellation - there is no real dialogue to have with you, or with your organization on this issue.”
Growing Arms Purchases by Arab Countries Challenge Israel
While many are justifiably worried about a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, and the regional and international agendas continue to focus on this issue, the region itself is at the height of a conventional arms race. The motivation behind the purchases is linked mainly to the fear of Iran, internal regional competition, and the desire of Arab countries, headed by the Gulf states, to acquire status and prestige for themselves. However, the quantity and quality of the weapons reaching the region could damage Israel’s qualitative military edge (QME).

Trends in Regional Empowerment

Data published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) show that the scope of weapons exports to the Middle East increased in monetary terms by 103 percent in the period 2013-2017, compared to 2008-2012. During this time, Saudi Arabia and Egypt (each among the five leading arms purchasers in the world) increased their weapons imports by 225 percent and 215 percent, respectively. Notwithstanding the difficult economic situation in Egypt, and the belt tightening in the Gulf states due to the drop in oil prices in recent years, the defense budgets of these countries have not been significantly affected, and as a rule they have not reduced their military purchases. Egypt is going through a broad process of military buildup. Its air and sea defense arms are undergoing major modernization, including with the acquisition of two helicopter carriers from France, four advanced submarines from Germany, and 50 MIG-29 planes and S-300 air defense systems from Russia. In the Gulf, the scope of arms purchases by Saudi Arabia and the Emirates exceeds those of all Western European countries together. Moreover, a large part of the acquisitions budget is directed at the purchase of offensive systems, both Western and non-Western: attack drones as well as ground-to-ground missiles (mainly short range), accurate guided munitions (GPS), including bunker-busting bombs, and air launched cruise missiles.

In recent years, some Arab countries have tightened their security ties with China and Russia, which have fewer restrictions than the United States on the export of weapons, and more advanced weapon systems made by them have been supplied to countries in the region, and at an accelerating pace. The acquisitions are intended to strengthen relations with Moscow and Beijing; to create pressure on the United States – in part as a response to the American refusal to sell certain systems; and to limit their dependence on a single supplier. To be sure, the acquisition of weapons from different sources creates the need for suitable spare parts, specialized training, and a specific maintenance setup, and thus places a burden on the acquiring militaries. However, varied procurement also reduces dependence on the United States and reinforces the ability of these countries to adopt a more independent policy. Some of the deals with China and Russia include technology transfer and joint production. For example, China – which supplies attack drones to Jordan, Iraq, Algeria, the Emirates, and Saudi Arabia – agreed to establish a plant to manufacture them on Saudi territory.
Israel Presented U.S. with "Red Lines" for Saudi Nuclear Deal
Israel has presented the Trump administration with its "red lines" for the nuclear deal the United States is currently negotiating with Saudi Arabia to build reactors in the kingdom.

The big picture: A senior Israeli official told me the Israeli government realized it will not be able to stop the deal — set to be worth billions of dollars for the U.S. — and decided instead to attempt to reach an understanding with the Trump administration regarding the parameters of the deal.

- Last March, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised concerns about the deal during a meeting with President Trump and other senior U.S. officials. Netanyahu was concerned such a deal, especially if it also includes a "right" to enrich uranium, will lead to further nuclear proliferation in the Middle East. Trump and his advisers told Netanyahu that, if the U.S. does not sell the Saudis nuclear reactors, other countries like Russia or France will.
- The senior Israeli official told me Netanyahu sent Yuval Steinitz, his energy minister in charge of Israel's atomic energy committee, to Washington two weeks ago to meet with Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who is leading the negotiations with the Saudis over the nuclear deal.
IDF fires on balloon arsonists, captures infiltrator
Earlier today, an IDF aircraft fired near a group of Gazans who were launching arson balloons in the southern Gaza Strip.

In addition, IDF troops detected a suspect who attempted to cross the security fence from the southern Gaza Strip in order to sabotage security infrastructure and attack IDF troops. The suspect was caught with combustible materials and a metal cutter and was transferred to security forces for further questioning.

Terrorists from the Gaza Strip have launched arson balloons and kites at Israeli territory for the last several months, burning thousands of acres of Israeli and and causing extensive damage to fields, crops, and nature reserves.
Does Israel act disproportionately in Gaza?
The Israel Defence Forces are often accused of disproportionate military activity against their opposition. Does this accusation stand to reason? Arieh Miller from the UK Zionist Federation explains.



Muslim leader faces death threats after meeting IDF spokesman
A French Muslim leader known for his work cultivating interfaith understanding and his efforts to combat radicalization has received death threats after he appeared in a video with a senior IDF officer and spokesman.

Hassen Chalghoumi, Imam of the Drancy Mosque in Seine-Saint-Denis northeast of Paris is founder of the Conference of Imams and a long-time advocate of interfaith dialogue in France.

Born in Tunisia, Chalghoumi immigrated to France in 1996, and was naturalized in 2005.

Last Wednesday, Chalghoumi met with IDF Brig. Gen. and senior spokesman Ronen Manelis in Paris, during which the two recorded a joint video statement which was later released to social media.

In the video, Chalghoumi condemned the Hamas terror organization, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Iranian government for their promotion of “violence and terror” in the Middle East.
Jerusalem mufti issues land transfer fatwa
The Palestinian mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, on Tuesday issued a new fatwa (Islamic religious decree) banning Muslims from “facilitating the transfer of ownership of any part of Jerusalem or the land of Palestine to the enemies.”

The fatwa, according to Palestinian sources, came in response to an Israeli bill allowing Jews to purchase land in Area C of the West Bank. The bill, put forward by MK Bezalel Smotrich (Bayit Yehudi), aims to change a 1953 Jordanian law that prevents foreigners and non-Arabs from directly purchasing land in the West Bank.

The explanation for the bill states that it is “unacceptable” for Israeli citizens to be barred from buying land just because they are Israeli citizens.

The fatwa ruled that the “land of Palestine” was waqf – meaning an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law – and as such it is prohibited to sell, bestow ownership or facilitate the transfer of ownership of any part of it to non-Muslims.

“Anyone who sells his land to the enemies, or accepts compensation for it, will commit a sin,” said Hussein in his fatwa.
Hamas 'ready' for reconciliation with Palestinian Authority
Members of Hamas' intelligence department, led by Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, met to discuss the main issue in the Israel-Hamas conflict and a possible Hamas-Palestinian Authority (PA) reconciliation.

Following the meeting, Hamas publicized a statement praising the efforts to remove the "siege" on Gaza and condemning the PA for "trying to ensure these efforts fail by falsely claiming that the efforts are part of the 'deal of the century.'"

Hamas leaders also publicized their agreement to an Egyptian initiative to create a new peace agreement and arrange a meeting in Cairo between Hamas and Fatah leaders.

The Palestinian Authority is led by the Fatah group. Last year, a peace agreement failed due to "obstacles."

Hamas leaders also said the terror group is willing to work towards a peace agreement based on partnership in the fight against Israel, as well as make decisions jointly with the PA. Hamas' conditions for such a peace agreement include immediate cancellation of the punishments inflicted on Gaza by the PA, reformation of the Palestine Liberation Organization via elections for the "Palestinian National Council," and full implementation of the agreement made in Cairo in 2011.
IsraellyCool: Hamas to Ban Israeli Fruit Imports
Hamas has reportedly banned Gaza imports of fruit from Israel, in response to Israel’s closure of the Keren Shalom crossing.

Hamas informed Gazan merchants on Tuesday that it would stop fruit imports from Israel from entering Gaza starting Wednesday, Kan Newsreported.

The move comes in response to Israel’s closure of the Kerem Shalom crossing for non-humanitarian cases and in an attempt by Hamas to cause economic damage to Israeli farmers who are exporting fruit to Gaza. On average, 30-40 truckloads of fruit enter Gaza daily, according to Kan News.


No word on whether the ban includes fruit juice.

In other news, that’s one hell of a failed “blockade” if 30-40 truckloads of fruit have been entering Gaza daily until now.

This is yet another example of the palestinians cutting off their nose to spite their face; back in 2012 when they halved fruit imports from Israel, it was reported just how damaging that was to some Gazans:
PreOccupiedTerritory: Palestinian Make 4-Item List Of Israeli Actions Not Considered ‘Declaration Of War’ (satire)
Officials of the Palestinian Authority that governs the entity’s West Bank self-rule zones and representatives of the rival Hamas movement that runs the Gaza Strip adopted time-saving measures today, under which instead of responding to individual Israeli actions characterizing the action as a declaration of war, the groups produced a brief list of actions they do not consider a declaration of war.

Spokesmen for the groups conducted a meeting today featuring rare instances of civility and cooperation, during which they determined that the only actions by Israel, and on occasion, the US, that would not merit being called a declaration of war against the Palestinians or Muslims in general would involve abject surrender, instant disappearance, mass suicide, or not moving out of the way of some cataclysm that would annihilate the Jews of Israel.

“We figured it would take less time and energy to just tell everyone what isn’t a declaration of war,” explained Nabil Shaath, a spokesman for Fatah chief and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. “It should free us up to do other important things such as inciting our people to murderous violence and paying lifetime pensions to people who killed Jews, instead of having to meet each and every Israeli move with a separate such statement.”

Hamas officials present at the meeting seconded the necessity. “We’re very bust with making our people’s lives miserable and using that misery to exert pressure on the Zionists,” concurred Haswa Halila. “We realized yesterday when [Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu announced the closure of the Kerem Shalom crossing, and we had to respond by calling that a declaration of war, that we could be much more efficient by just putting out a list of the several things that if Israel did, we wouldn’t respond like that. It’s a load off our schedules. Now we can better focus on burning down the Kerem Shalom crossing again as we did last month.”
Israel's Support for Sunnis in Syria Was Not a Failed Investment
In the course of the war, the Syrian section of the Golan has been the scene of battles between government forces and an array of opposition groups including rebels, Islamist forces and militants affiliated with al-Qaeda and Islamic State.

Israel sought to carve out a buffer zone populated by friendly forces by secretly supplying Syrian opposition fighters with aid, medical treatment in Israel and, according to the Wall Street Journal, cash payments for weapons and fighters’ salaries. It’s also providing humanitarian aid to the thousands of Syrians camped out in tents near Israel’s frontier, hoping to find sanctuary from the government onslaught.

“We were brainwashed for decades to hate Israel,” said Hani, a resident of southern Syria being treated for shrapnel wounds at Israel’s Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya. “I now see that my enemy isn’t Israel, but the people who came and destroyed our village.” He declined to give his full name for fear of reprisal.

Shared enmity of Shiite Iran has allowed Israel to create quiet ties with Sunni-led Gulf Arab states that once shunned it. By that same token, Israel’s support for the Sunnis in Syria against government and Iran-backed forces wasn’t a failed investment, said Sami Nader, head of the Levant Institute for Strategic Studies in Beirut.

“They don’t hate Israel anymore or see it as a threat,” Nader said. “Israel is not seen as the worst enemy.”
'Iran must exit all of Syria,' Netanyahu tells Putin's envoys before trip
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met two senior Russian officials in his office Tuesday and told them Iran must leave all of Syria, just hours before flying to Moscow on Wednesday and a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office, Netanyahu told Putin’s visiting special envoy Alexander Lavrentiev and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin that Israel will not tolerate a military presence by Iran or its proxies anywhere in Syria, and that Damascus must strictly abide by the 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement that followed the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Putin is obviously well aware of Israel’s position on these matters, and the recent developments in southern Syria – where Syrian President Bashar Assad is poised to reassert his control over the area – will certainly be discussed in the Putin-Netanyahu meeting Wednesday evening.

However, Netanyahu does not need to travel to the Kremlin to tell Putin Jerusalem’s positions.
IDF delivers clothes, toys donated by Israeli Golan residents to Syrian kids
In overnight operations on Tuesday-Wednesday, the Israel Defense Forces delivered hundreds of care packages donated by residents of the Israeli Golan Heights to displaced Syrian children in camps across the border, the army said.

The mission was part of the “Operation Good Neighbor” run by the IDF’s Bashan Division, which has been providing humanitarian aid to Syrians in the border area since June 2016.

Earlier this month, the Golan Regional Council opened a donation center that collected items from local communities, including hundreds of personal gift bags containing toys, crayons, games, candies and notes from the children of the Golan Heights, the army said Wednesday.

Sigal Gilboa, an official from the Golan Regional Council, said the drive targeted children aged 3-12. Israeli children living in Golan Heights communities were each asked to prepare a personal gift bag for a child in Syria.

The goods were then given to the IDF, and the military transferred the packages across the border in two military operations to “camps in the north and south of the Syrian Golan Heights,” the IDF said in a statement.
Germany charges Iranian diplomat detained in bomb plot
An Iranian diplomat suspected of involvement in a bomb plot against an Iranian opposition rally in France, was charged in Germany on Wednesday with activity as a foreign agent and conspiracy to commit murder.

Assadollah Assadi, a Vienna-based diplomat, is suspected of contracting a couple in Belgium to attack an annual meeting of an exiled Iranian opposition group in Villepinte, near Paris, German federal prosecutors said.

He allegedly gave the Antwerp-based couple a device containing 500 grams (one pound) of the explosive TATP during a meeting in Luxembourg in late June, prosecutors said in a written statement.

Assadi was detained earlier this month near the German city of Aschaffenburg on a European warrant after the couple with Iranian roots was stopped in Belgium and authorities reported finding powerful explosives in their car.

In their statement, German prosecutors allege that Assadi, who has been registered as a diplomat at the Iranian embassy in Vienna since 2014, was a member of the Iranian intelligence service “Ministry of Intelligence and Security,” whose tasks “primarily include the intensive observation and combating of opposition groups inside and outside of Iran.”
Iranian Woman Who Protested Islamic Headscarf Gets 20-Year Sentence
An Iranian woman who removed her obligatory Islamic headscarf out of protest in December says she has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Shaparsk Shajarizadeh posted on her personal website that she had been jailed for “opposing the compulsory hijab” and “waving a white flag of peace in the street.”

There was no immediate comment from Iranian officials.

Police in Iran arrested 29 people in February for removing their headscarves as part of a campaign known as “White Wednesdays.” Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent human rights lawyer who represented Shajarizadeh and other women, was arrested last month.

Shajarizadeh, 42, was released on bail in late April. Her current whereabouts were unknown.
U.S. Treasury Sanctions Malaysia-Based Air Service Provider for Ties to Iran
The United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned a Malaysia-based General Sales Agent (GSA) on Monday for collaborating with and acting on behalf of Iran’s government-operated and U.S.-sanctioned Mahan Air.

Mahan Air also faces sanctions for ties to terrorism.

Mahan Travel and Tourism Sdn Bhd, based in Malaysia, was sanctioned for “enabling Mahan Air’s international operations, especially in regards to conducting financial transactions on behalf of the airline,” according to the Treasury Department’s website.

As of Monday, all the property and interests of Mahan Travel and Tourism Sdn Bhd located within the U.S. jurisdiction have been blocked, in accordance with U.S. law.

Washington had previously sanctioned Mahan Air for allegedly transporting “operatives” of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), in addition to shuffling weapons and equipment to Syria. The United States has also sanctioned Caspian Air, Meraj Air, Pouya Air, and Dena Airways – all Iranian airlines, two of which had allegedly ferried weapons, fighters, and money to Iran’s proxies in Syria and Lebanon.
United States Designates Iran-backed Militant Group in Bahrain a Terrorist Organization
The United States designated an Iran-sponsored militant group in Bahrain a terrorist organization Tuesday in an effort to stop the Islamic Republic from extending its grip in the Middle East.

Al-Ashtar Brigades (AAB) was established in 2013 with the primary objective of toppling the government of Bahrain. The terrorist group has received weapons and explosives from Iran in its efforts to desolate the Bahraini regime. AAB also adopted Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in January 2018 to mimic the Islamic Republic's military strategy and further demonstrate Iran's influence on militant groups operating within Arab states in the Persian Gulf.

"Al-Ashtar is yet another in a long line of Iranian sponsored terrorists who kill on behalf of a corrupt regime," coordinator for counterterrorism Nathan A. Sales said in a statement. "Today's designation serves notice that the United States sees plainly what Iran is trying to do to Bahrain through its proxy, the terrorist group Al-Ashtar."

AAB has conducted more than 20 attacks in Bahrain since its inception, including the deadliest attack in Bahraini history—a March 2014 bombing that killed three police officers. The Bahraini government officially declared the militant group a terrorist organization in June 2017.



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  • Amazon is running a series of events around the world to showcase its Prime services in advance of its annual Prime Day.
  • These events include performances by Ariana Grande and deadmau5 that will market its music-streaming and gaming services.
  • The events showcase how much Amazon Prime's offerings have expanded in recent years. 

Prime Day has become one of the most important sales days of the year for Amazon — and this year, it wants to milk every last bit of it. 

A $119-a-year Prime membership includes more than just free shipping these days. To make customers aware of that fact, Amazon is running extra Prime Day promotions across its other Prime services, such as Prime Video, Prime Music, and Amazon Fresh. 

It's also offering discounts to Prime members who shop at Whole Foods, which Amazon acquired for more than $13 billion last year.

On top of this, Amazon announced it would be running a series of events around the world to showcase its extra services.

The events include a performance by Ariana Grande in New York, which is hosted by Amazon Music, and a performance in Los Angeles by deadmau5, which is hosted by its gaming-streaming service, Twitch Prime. 

Grande will be joined by Kelsea Ballerini, Alessia Cara, and Julia Michaels at the Amazon Music Unboxing Event, will be streamed on Amazon and Twitch on Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST. 

Other events are taking place in London, Tokyo, and Milan over the weekend, in advance of Prime Day on Monday, July 16.

The intention here is likely to show the breadth of what Prime includes and to educate new customers about its benefits, hopefully encouraging them to fork out $119 for the annual membership. 

Prime started out as a membership service offering two-day shipping of products Amazon sold. It has since grown to offer several other services, including unlimited music and video streaming, free two-hour shipping in certain locations, and a try-before-you-buy clothing service, Prime Wardrobe.

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          In Which the Author Gently Explains NATO       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Currently much of the world is engrossed in the World Cup giving little if any thought to the NATO conference also in session today.    Both are equally as feisty.  Even though, so far, no NATO members have collapsed writhing in agony in an aisle unlike some of the more diva-like soccer players on the field.  Watching the grimaces of pain, the writhing bodies one wonders if the players actually have a secret contest going - something like the Oscars - with an award  awarded at a dinner at the end of the season.

Translating what the North American Treaty Organization (NATO) does makes more sense to me looking at it as a club that is devoted to defending members from enemies for a fee.  Mafia and protection racquets come to mind for some reason.

Some 28 or 29 countries - big and small - have banded together to provide personnel from their own military forces in the defense of smaller, more defenseless countries.  Their dues to be included in this program are an annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 2 per cent (2%).

Obviously the bigger countries are going to give the most and the little ones - Romania, Latvia, Bulgaria , Slovenia are getting a bargain for their comparatively meager input.

At issue this go-around is the fact that only five (5) countries are in good stead with their dues.  The US (overly generous say some) pays in 3.61 percent.  Greece, Britain, Estonia and Poland all give just a little bit more than 2 per cent.  What surprised me was that Canada pays 0.99 per cent  and clearly relies on America to keep an eye out for them if Kim John Un miscalculates and takes out half of Western Canada.  Clearly they need a brick through a window to get their attention and then cause them to pony up with a threat of a veritable rain of bricks through windows.   During office hours.

So far, in some 40 years of US participation in "Mercenaries R Us" no US President  has gone after the low and slow payers until now.  Lo these many years, the Little-ies have lolled in deck chairs in the sand, and waved an idle hand at the Payment Due notices.

I say make'em pay.  Make them deposit what they owe for 2017 to start and deposit it in the NATO Receipts box and go back to active status.  Clearly it hasn't occurred to these countrys' bosses that slow payments may well result in slow service.

"Sorry to hear that, Spain (0.91) Belgium (0.85) Luxembourg (0.44) (aside to aide de camp "Such and such was attacked by a troop of Girl Scouts and needs bulldozers to move all of the boxes of cookies off of the roads - oh?  what's that?  (country)  hasn't paid in since 1946?"  Back to phone, "Sorry I think we have a bad connection.  Good luck with whatever it was you wanted.  Call back when you are free and clear of your debt to NATO.  Until then - good luck."  Seems reasonable to me.  Fair is fair - they are in breach of contract as they stand now which should make any "contract" null and void.   Mercenaries all over the world would rejoice.  "We're working again!"
           Political WAGs led by Melania distract from the NATO summit drama       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The 11-strong posse of WAGs included a single male partner - Gauthier Destenay, who is married to Luxembourg's Prime Minister, as well as Melania and Brigitte Macron.


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