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          Major DNA service developments from MyHeritage      Cache   Translate Page      
New DNA announcements from MyHeritage (www.myheritage.com):



Announcement 1:

MyHeritage supports 23andMe V5 and Living DNA uploads

If you’ve tested your DNA already, we have good news for you, please read on. If you haven’t taken a DNA test yet, we invite you to check out the MyHeritage DNA kit which is now offered at a very affordable price.

Since 2016, MyHeritage has allowed users who have tested their DNA already to upload their DNA data from Ancestry, 23andMe and Family Tree DNA, providing DNA matches and ethnicity estimates on MyHeritage for free.

However, previously MyHeritage did not support the upload of tests based on the chip called GSA (Global Screening Array), that is used by 23andMe (V5), and by Living DNA. Recent improvements to our DNA algorithms allow us to support DNA data processed on GSA chips, and so we’re happy to update you that MyHeritage now supports 23andMe V5 and Living DNA data uploads, in addition to data uploads from all major DNA testing services, including Ancestry, 23andMe (up to V5) and Family Tree DNA (Family Finder).

Upload your DNA data to MyHeritage now — it’s fast and simple. If you upload now, you will get full access to DNA Matching, Ethnicity Estimates, our industry-leading chromosome browser, and more, for FREE.

If you manage additional DNA kits for some of your relatives, and you have their permission, upload their DNA data too, and MyHeritage will let you associate the data with the respective individuals on your family tree.

As of December 1st 2018, our DNA upload policy will change: DNA Matching will remain free for uploaded DNA data, but unlocking additional DNA features will require an extra payment for DNA files uploaded after this date. All DNA data that was uploaded to MyHeritage in the past, and all DNA data that is uploaded now and prior to December 1, 2018 will continue to enjoy full access to all DNA features for free. These uploads will be grandfathered in and will remain free.

So it’s a great idea to upload DNA files for any kits you have as soon as possible. You’ll get the following benefits:

DNA Matches
DNA Matches are other users on MyHeritage from all around the world who are likely to be your relatives based on shared DNA. MyHeritage has a very strong user base in Europe so you are likely to get more DNA Matches from Europe than on any other DNA service. This is very useful if you have ancestors from Europe.

Ethnicity Estimate
A percent breakdown of your ethnic background from among 42 ethnicity regions. You’ll learn which places your ancestors came from.

Chromosome Browser
Helps you understand how you’re related to your DNA Matches by identifying DNA segments that you share with them. MyHeritage’s Chromosome Browser is considered by many experts to be the best in the industry.

After uploading, your DNA data will be kept private and secure, and our DNA service terms are the friendliest in the industry. You remain the owner of your DNA data — not us — and you can delete your DNA data at any time.

So don't delay, and upload your DNA data to MyHeritage now, while all the DNA features are free (and they will remain free for you). If you have tested with 23andMe (any version including V5) or Living DNA, you're in luck, and you can now upload this data to MyHeritage too. You can also upload DNA data from Ancestry and Family Tree DNA’s Family Finder test. Instructions for exporting your data and uploading it to MyHeritage are provided on our upload page.

P.S. We are currently processing the large backlog of 23andMe V5 kits that have been uploaded to us in the past, and their results will be rolled out to the users gradually within the next few days.

Full blog post: full blog post here: https://blog.myheritage.com/2018/09/new-myheritage-supports-23andme-v5-and-living-dna-uploads


Announcement 2:

MyHeritage Partners with British Retailer WHSmith to Distribute DNA Kits

Tel Aviv, Israel & London, United Kingdom, September 7, 2018 — MyHeritage, Europe’s leading service for DNA testing and family history, announced today the launch of a retail partnership with WHSmith. This marks the first partnership of its kind for MyHeritage in the UK, and the first time that MyHeritage DNA tests will be available for purchase in retail stores in Europe.

Under the new partnership WHSmith distributes a unique product named MyHeritage Family History Discovery Kit, which bundles MyHeritage’s popular at-home DNA test with 3 months of access to MyHeritage’s suite of premium online genealogy services. This allows consumers to receive detailed ethnicity reports and connect with their relatives around the world through the power of DNA testing, and to utilize MyHeritage’s 9-billion-strong collection of historical records and family tree tools to embark on a journey to uncover their family history.

The distribution of the kits via local retail stores caters to the surging demand for at-home DNA testing throughout Europe, and in the UK in particular. The affordable price of the MyHeritage Family History Discovery Kit available through WHSmith, £89, makes it an ideal gift for the Christmas season ahead.

The MyHeritage DNA test is notable for its ease of use. It involves a simple 2-minute cheek swab. In addition to the DNA test, the Family History Discovery Kit comes with 3 months of access to MyHeritage’s Complete plan, which includes all family tree features and historical records on MyHeritage, seamlessly integrated with the DNA test results.

“Interest in DNA testing and family history research in the UK market has skyrocketed lately,” said Akiva Glasenberg, MyHeritage’s Business Development Manager. “We have created a unique bundled product to satisfy this need and are pleased to offer it to UK consumers through selected WHSmith High Street stores. Customers can look forward to discovering their ethnic origins and family history and making use of MyHeritage’s vast DNA database and historical record collections to make new connections with their relatives in the UK and overseas.”

The MyHeritage Family History Discovery Kits are on sale in 200 WHSmith High Street stores, as well as online via www.whsmith.co.uk.

(With thanks to Daniel Horowitz)

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          Head of Russian bank warns customers they may not get dollars back      Cache   Translate Page      

By Annmarie Hordern and Jake Rudnitsky
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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          HGV / LGV Class 1 Driver (Nights) ADR & CPC - Global Chemicals Leader      Cache   Translate Page      
Salary: £32,500 + Full Company Benefits. Location: . HGV / LGV Class 1 Driver (Nights) ADR & CPC - Global Chemicals Leader Coventry / Nuneaton £32,500 + Full Company Benefits ++ Are you looking for a new permanent opportunity offering all the perks and development you'd expect from a global industry leader ++ + Do you value a healthy work/life balance? + Do you value spending time with the family? + Do you value being at home at the weekend? + Do you like to make plans for the Bank Holidays? + Do you want a secure future? We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Class 1 LGV Driver at our Coventry site to works nights. Reporting to the Transport Manager and operating in a competitive market you will be delivering our inter site products throughout the United Kingdom. About the Company: With over 115,000 customers across 100 countries, we are a leading $10 billion global distributor of speciality consumables, food ingredients and chemicals serving the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and manufacturing industries. Class 1 Driver Key Responsibilities and Tasks: The role would suit a competent individual with experience of working within the chemical industry previously, and the role requires working to high standards in all aspects of their duties and the capability to work alone. The role also requires working nights as part of the delivery function. You will be serious about safety in everything you do and happy to be a team player. You will be required to communicate with customers and it is essential that you are self-motivated, focused on customer satisfaction and flexible. We Are Looking For: The successful candidate will have good communication skills, excellent attention to detail and be flexible with work times. It is essential that you are self-motivated and willing to learn. You will have high standards in all that you do and possess excellent customer service skills. An ADR certificate (covering 3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1 , 6.2, 8 & 9 in packaged goods) and up to date CPC is essential for this role. What we offer in return: + 33 days holiday + Generous pension scheme + Death in service benefit + Discounted childcare vouchers + Discounted private healthcare + Discounts with 1,000+ retailers We are a great team of people, a great place to work and offer all the benefits you’d expect from the world leader at what we do. Come and join us in a business with a global focus where your quality can make a real difference! Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the hiring manager Application notice... We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. This processing is conducted lawfully on the basis of our legitimate interests. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details. If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.
          Facebook partners with vegan company      Cache   Translate Page      

Facebook launches a pilot program with Raise Vegan, Inc. to promote vegan diets to parents and students from conception to adulthood.

Yesterday, I blogged about how the checkoff is promoting beef in schools to student athletes, and I expressed how supportive I am of this educational effort.

Today, I’m even more grateful that my checkoff dollar is being used this way because Facebook has just launched a new pilot program with vegan company, Raise Vegan, Inc. to promote plant-based diets to students and parents.

READ: Checkoff beefs up schools & sports teams

The pilot program is subscription-based with virtual courses offered through the Facebook app in partnership with Google and Apple. Courses including vegan pregnancy, vegan parenting, vegan nutrition and veganism from conception to adulthood.

So what is Raise Vegan, Inc? According to the company website, “The vegan company that started just a year ago, is an all female-led team based in New York, with offices in Ireland, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Seeing a much-needed service for parents, they grew from just a few members, to millions of parents around the world in a matter of months.

“They issue the leading print and digital vegan parenting magazine worldwide, while hosting the largest private meet-up groups, and virtual chat groups supporting parents as they raise their families on plant-based diets. Raise Vegan has been working closely with Facebook developers since 2017, it was a natural progression to hosting the educational vegan groups for the tech giant.”

READ: How vegans got it wrong on cattle & climate change

The pilot is currently being tested by 25 groups around the world, and for $9.99, users can subscribe to the virtual educational courses, which are led by Dahlia and James Marin, of a vegan company called, “Married to Health.”

This is quite concerning to me, not just as a beef producer, but as a parent, too. This is pure ideological indoctrination that is based on poor science, popular trends and misinformation about animal welfare and the environment.

What’s worse, a vegan diet, if done incorrectly and without B12 supplementation, could be damaging to a child’s growth and development.

According to a Daily Mail article titled “Trendy vegan diets can wreck a child’s health,” Colin Fernandez explains how a lack of nutrients as the result of a vegan lifestyle can cause ‘irreversible damage’ and malnutrition.

Here’s an excerpt: “Vegan diets, devoid of meat, fish or dairy, can lead to 'devastating' health effects and, in the worst cases, death. Children following vegan diets are 'leaner and smaller' than children who eat meat – or even those on vegetarian diets which allow milk, eggs and cheese.

“The greatest hazard is of vitamin B12 deficiency which 'can have devastating effects' on the brain, nervous system and blood. Too little protein can lead to stunted growth while too much fiber – another concern in vegan diets – can cause children to feel full too quickly, stopping them getting enough of other nutrients in their food.”

READ: Despite meatless propaganda, beef is great for your health

This only highlights the increasing importance of further health education in our schools and of common sense nutrition that isn’t based on unfounded ideologies that are disconnected from reality.

And without the checkoff, where would our concentrated efforts come from in this area? Who would man the ship that could sway consumer perceptions about beef in a positive way?

It’s going to take every one of us being active in our kids’ schools, attending beef council meetings to drive the direction of how the checkoff dollar is spent and responding to articles in the paper and online that paint beef in a negative way.

The opinions of Amanda Radke are not necessarily those of beefmagazine.com or Farm Progress.


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          Amy Croucher Rose      Cache   Translate Page      

We chatted via Skype from her home in the United Kingdom. We talk about her new novel series, Avaland. She delves into a fantasy world where magic and competition go hand in hand. 


          21 heartwarming pictures of royals meeting kids      Cache   Translate Page      

prince harry kidsFred Thornhill/Reuters

Through their patronage of various children's charities and countless events, members of the British royal family often interact with young members of the public. And when royals meet kids, they turn right back into kids themselves.

Here are 21 photos that show how kids can bring out the playful side of even the most austere monarch.

Members of the royal family seem to love kids.

James Glossop/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth receives flowers from a child during a visit to the Scottish Seabird Centre on July 2, 2009, in North Berwick, Scotland. The Royal visit was the first by a reigning monarch since 1902.



Meeting them is pretty much part of the job description.

Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Kate Middleton greets children after attending the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London, Britain, March 12, 2018.



They're patrons of many charities that help children and their families.

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Kate Middleton laughs with children and representatives from charities and Aardman Animations, during a meeting of the Charities Forum at BAFTA on October 26, 2015, in London, United Kingdom.




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          Apple Launch Event Today : Everything You Need To Know      Cache   Translate Page      

One of the most anticipated events of 2018 is right around the corner. Apple’s September 12th event is what is on everyone’s mind and the new iPhone range is due to take centre stage. Apart from this, Apple is also rumoured to unveil the AirPods 2 and the Apple Watch 4 and possibly some more devices.

Launch Event:

The Apple Launch event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theatre on 12th September at 10:00 AM PDT. This converts to 10:30 PM Indian Standard time. This is 6:00 PM in the United Kingdom, 9:00 PM in UAE and 3:00 AM in Australia. The event can also be live streamed using various methods.

Those owning any apple device such as iPhone, iPad, Mac, or iPod can view it on the Apple TV app. The event can also be live-streamed on Safari and Microsoft Edge for Windows users.

iPhone:

The iPhone lineup for this year is arguably the most exciting thing about the event. Apple is bound to take a few steps to ensure the growth of its smartphone sales. Which have started to see a slight decline after the initial buzz of the iPhone X. The only solution which will help Apple out of that situation is to expand its customer base.

Via Spigen

For years, Apple stuck to manufacturing devices and delivering it to consumers. Unlike other manufacturers, Apple doesn’t focus much on market trends and what the consumers exactly want. They focused on bringing the best experience for users, but users never got much of a say in it. This might have started pinching them a little but as Apple is now looking to change their approach and cater to consumers.

We expect to see 3 variants of the iPhone which will cover a wide range of features, sizes and price. The devices will be called the iPhone Xs, the iPhone Xs Plus and the iPhone XC, according to reports. The iPhone Xs and Xs Plus will feature the same design as the iPhone X and will have OLED screens. The iPhone XC on the other hand, will feature an LCD display.

 

The sole reason for Apple to go in for the iPhone XC is to try to expand their market by offering a cheaper version of the iPhone. So lets find out all the rumours about these devices:

Design:

The iPhone Xs will sport a 5.8 inch screen while the iPhone Xs Plus has a 6.5 inch display. Both the devices sport a notch and design elements drawn majorly from the iPhone X. They will sport OLED displays and with glass bodies and stainless steel casing.

 

The cheaper, 6.1 inch iPhone XC on the other hand sports an LCD display. The display design is also based on the iPhone X. The device will sporting a glass body with an aluminium casing. The major design difference with the iPhone XC and the other two variants is the presence of only a single camera on the back.

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          The fast rising price of ‘Dutertenomics’      Cache   Translate Page      
* This is my first article in the Asia Times, published last month. More than 2,700 shares as of today, thanks readers.


Inflation is finally catching up with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s high octane economic stimulus measures, a fast growth-geared policy push known locally as “Dutertenomics.”

Statistics released this week showed inflation rose 5.7% in July, the fastest rate in over five years, according to the National Economic Development Authority, a state agency. It marked the fifth consecutive month that inflation breached the central bank’s 2%-4% target band, leading to market speculation that it will soon hike interest rates.

The surge in prices has sparked a local debate over whether global or local factors are more to blame. Economic analysts note that inflation rates were modest as recently as late last year, clocking in at 3% and 2.9% in November and December respectively.

However, Duterte’s controversial Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law came into force in January, a broad-based tax hike that many believe has driven the inflationary trend. Indeed, inflation has steadily risen in recent months: 3.4% in January, 3.8% in February, 4.3% in March, 4.5% in April, 4.6% in May, 5.2% in June, and 5.7% in July, or almost double the December 2017 level of 2.9%.

Duterte’s tax law was passed to help finance the government’s ultra-ambitious infrastructure spending plans, estimated at 8 trillion pesos (US$150 billion) over six years, as well as social welfare programs that aim to reduce poverty from 21% to 15% by the end of his term in 2022. While taxes have risen, widespread infrastructure-building has largely failed to materialize.

Still, the Philippines has recently been among Asia’s fastest growing economies, with gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 6.9% in 2016 and 6.7% last year. But that growth is now decelerating as inflationary pressures start to weigh against consumption and investment. Second quarter GDP growth fell to 6%, from 6.6% in the first quarter. That means first half GDP growth was only 6.3%, down significantly from the government’s full-year target of 7%.

Duterte’s economic managers, including officials at the Department of Finance (DOF), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), have played down the TRAIN tax’s impact on galloping prices while at the same time scrambled to offer credible alternative explanations for the inflationary surge.

They have generally pointed to three main factors supposedly beyond their policy control, namely rising global oil prices, a recent fast depreciation of the peso which is currently among Asia’s worst performing currencies this year, and “profiteering” by big and small private businesses that have allegedly unscrupulously marked up their prices.

While the TRAIN law has cut personal income taxes, it has raised several other levies, especially for energy sources such as oil, liquefied petroleum gas and coal. Sin taxes for sugary drinks and tobacco have also been upped, while an expanded 12% value-added tax (VAT) now covers more economic sectors, including electricity transmission and foreign currency-denominated sales.

Official attempts to mostly blame higher global oil prices for the local surge in prices, however, doesn’t hold statistically when compared with other net-fuel importers in the region. Indeed, other oil-importing nations such as Thailand, South Korea and Sri Lanka have all seen a decline in inflation in the first half of this year compared to their full year 2017 rates.


The inflation differential for developed countries between January-June 2018 vis-a-vis 2017 is also statistically miniscule, measuring -0.1 for the United Kingdom, 0.1 for Germany, 0.4 for France and the United States, and 0.6 for Canada.

Instead, it is mostly domestic factors that are driving the Philippines’ inflation situation. First and foremost, inflation is hitting the poorest 30% of Filipino households harder than other demographic groups. In the first half of 2018, overall Philippine inflation was 4.3% but for poor households it was higher at 5%.

That’s because while “food and non-alcoholic beverages” comprise only 38% of the overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) basket, used for calculating the national inflation rate, the products constitute 61% of the poor’s consumption. The telling statistics were calculated by Dr Dennis Mapa, dean of the University of the Philippines School of Statistics (UPSS).

Nor is there any near-term relief in sight. Fare hikes for taxis, buses and point-to-point air-conditioned vans will soon come on-stream, as will phase two tax hikes on oil, LPG and coal in January 2019. A third phase tax hike on energy will be imposed in January 2020 as part of the Train tax reforms. Firms are also expected to start raising wages due to labor demands over TRAIN’s impact on prices, leading to a potential virtuous cycle of inflation.

          Justin Timberlake is coming to Fresno. Here’s how you can get tickets      Cache   Translate Page      

Pop star Justin Timberlake’s is scheduled to perform at the Save Mart Center on Dec. 3, according to the Save Mart Center promoters. Timberlake started his “The Man of the Woods Tour” tour earlier this year, and has toured through North America, Europe and the United Kingdom. Timberlake recently announced he would return back to […]

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          Porton Man Does the Dirty Work      Cache   Translate Page      
An international partnership with the United Kingdom has brought a new chemical and biological protective suit testing capability to the U.S. Department of Defense, with U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Chemical & Biological (RDECOM C&B) Center scientists leading the effort.
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          9/13/2018: WORLD: UNITED KINGDOM      Cache   Translate Page      
BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May’s leadership is understood to be under fresh pressure after Tory MPs spent nearly an hour discussing how to oust her. The Press Association understands about 50 MPs talked through the ways and means of getting rid of...
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          9/12/2018: MARKETS: Cadbury owner stockpiling products      Cache   Translate Page      
Mondelez International, the owner of Cadbury brand, is stockpiling ingredients, chocolates and biscuits in case of a no-deal Brexit, the Times of London reported yesterday, citing the president of Mondelez’s European division. The United Kingdom is...
          Clues Come Out Regarding Why Rodrigo Alves was Kicked Off 'CBB'      Cache   Translate Page      

The latest season of Celebrity Big Brother in the United Kingdom ended earlier this week, where actor Ryan Thomas bested Kirstie Alley and several others to take home the win. 

One of the biggest controversies that happened during this season was when "Human Ken Doll" Rodrigo Alves was ejected from the show on day 10. He later stated that he walked off due to detachment issues from his mobile phone, friends and family, but the people behind the scenes at CBB said that definitely wasn't the reason why.

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Who’s looking forward to @bbuk tonight?! 9pm on @channel5_tv #bigbrother #cbb

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Now some light has been shed regarding why this could've possibly happened thanks to fellow housemate Dan Osborne, who placed 3rd on finale night. For those unaware of who Dan is, he's a popular television personality across the pond who appeared on the semi-reality program The Only Way is Essex in 2013. 

“There was an incident in the house, it was just something inappropriate, I didn’t appreciate it," Dan said to The Sun. "I don’t really want to talk about it. I’ve had stories told about me, so I know it’s not nice. I don’t want to do that to anyone else. I’d rather not elaborate. It wasn’t scary for me just a bit uncomfortable.”

Dan also revealed that he himself had nothing to do with Rodrigo's removal.  “No, no, not one bit,” he said. "They basically just told me that he had left the house and that was it. We were all really well looked after, they took care of us really well.”

So will the truth ever come to light in this matter?

 


          Resin Jewelry, Blue Necklace, Boho Chic, 5th Anniversary, Epoxy Resin, Wood Resin, Wood Necklace, Blue Resin Necklace, Wood Jewelry by artfulresin      Cache   Translate Page      

39.99 GBP

ArtfulResin handmade resin jewelry, made by me in Kent, United Kingdom. This boho chic blue necklace has an earthy and natural feel to it combined with lovely soft design. It would make a fantastic 5th anniversary gift.


•Materials: Burl wood and deep blue epoxy resin. The resin is beautifully clear and through a long process of polishing we attain a glass-like finish. We use a silver plated snake chain with a lobster clasp. The wood has a lovely gloss finish.

•We have used an aluminum finding for extra strength and durability.

•Approximate Size: 52 mm (H) - 21 mm (W) - 12 mm (D) / H: 2.0 inches, W: 0.8 inches, D: 0.5 inches

•This pendant is a finished product and ready to ship. You will receive the pendant pictured.

•Comes in a beautiful box, perfect for gifting.

•We also offer gift wrapping - just mark it as a gift when you are checking out and tick the 'gift wrap' option.



Boho cool and stylish, this wood resin necklace would complement your work wear, evening wear or keep it casual and pair it with jeans! If you have always wanted a one of a kind necklace, then this wood resin pendant is the one for you.

This wood jewelry is elegant and one of a kind and would make a unique gift for her birthday or wedding anniversary.


I hope you enjoy this item as much as I enjoyed making it.



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          That monkey comment wasn't an accident      Cache   Translate Page      
That monkey comment wasn't an accident

by digby




Recall that President's Trump's poodle Ron DeSantis was widely condemned for saying that he didn't think his African American opponent for the governorship of Florida should be allowed to "monkey up" the state.

If you lie down with racist dogs you get racist fleas
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), a gubernatorial nominee who recently was accused of using racially tinged language, spoke four times at conferences organized by a conservative activist who has said that African Americans owe their freedom to white people and that the country’s “only serious race war” is against whites.

DeSantis, elected to represent north-central Florida in 2012, appeared at the David Horowitz Freedom Center conferences in Palm Beach, Fla., and Charleston, S.C., in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, said Michael Finch, president of the organization. At the group’s annual Restoration Weekend conferences, hundreds of people gather to hear right-wing provocateurs such as Stephen K. Bannon, Milo Yiannopoulos and Sebastian Gorka sound off on multiculturalism, radical Islam, free speech on college campuses and other issues.

“I just want to say what an honor it’s been to be here to speak,” DeSantis said in a ­27-minute speech at the 2015 event in Charleston, a video shows. “David has done such great work and I’ve been an admirer. I’ve been to these conferences in the past but I’ve been a big admirer of an organization that shoots straight, tells the American people the truth and is standing up for the right thing.”

The Florida gubernatorial campaign is one of the marquee races of 2018, pitting DeSantis, a Trump acolyte and lawyer in the Navy Reserve, against Andrew Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, who would become the state’s first African American governor. President Trump has endorsed DeSantis, and Gillum is backed by progressive leader Bernie Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont. In less than two weeks since the primary, race has become a central issue in the nation’s largest battleground state.

The Freedom Center covered DeSantis’s expenses for the 2017 conference at a luxury resort in Palm Beach, according to disclosure forms he filed as a member of Congress.

Fellow speakers included a former Google engineer who was fired after arguing that “biological causes” in part explain why there are relatively few women working in tech and leadership; a critic of multiculturalism who has written that “,Europe is committing suicide” by welcoming large numbers of refugees and immigrants; and a British media personality who urged the audience to keep the United States from becoming like the United Kingdom, where “discrimination against whites is institutionalized and systemic.”

Requests to the campaign and the congressional office to interview DeSantis was declined. A spokeswoman for the congressman, Elizabeth Fusick, provided a statement that described DeSantis as “a leader in standing up for truth and American strength.”

“He appreciates those who support his efforts and is happy to be judged on his record,” Fusick said. “He does not, though, buy into this ‘six degrees of Kevin Bacon’ notion that he is responsible for the views and speeches of others.”

Yeah, well:

Last May, after DeSantis lamented the “four liberals” on the Florida Supreme Court who overturned the death sentence of a man convicted of raping and murdering a child because the decision had not been unanimous, a DeSantis supporter suggested “bring[ing] back the hanging tree.”

When the Tampa Bay Times asked for clarification on DeSantis’s position on the issue, the campaign said it stood by the “hanging tree” comment.

“Ron thinks that Floridians should be forgiven for having some pretty strong and not at all politically correct feelings about what should happen to this animal. Let’s be clear; we’re talking about someone who kidnapped, raped and murdered an 11-year-old girl,” the campaign said in a statement. “The Florida Supreme Court’s decision was appalling and demonstrates once again why we need someone like Ron DeSantis, who stared down terrorists while serving in the Navy in Iraq and at the terrorist detention center in Guantanamo Bay, to appoint constitutionalists who will apply the law correctly.”

DeSantis was also recently outed as the former moderator of a Facebook groupthat was a hotbed for racist memes and posts.

That last is really the put-away shot. He and the GOP Senate candidate in Virginia were both moderators of this racist Facebook group. You don't join such a group much less help run it if you are not a stone cold racist. That is what he is.

By the way, he's very close to Trump, defending him against the Russia investigation as if he is personally implicated. That's because he is.

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There are precious few countries on earth that aren’t trying to develop innovative, digital economies, but a recent report from Tufts University highlights the varying progress made towards that goal around the world. For instance, Singapore, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, Estonia (more here), Hong Kong, Japan, and Israel are identified ...
          Zimbabwe elections and the aftermath      Cache   Translate Page      
President Emmerson Mnangagwa at his inauguration

On 30 July 2018, Zimbabweans went for the much-awaited harmonised elections after the removal of Robert Mugabe from power by the 18 November 2017 revolution. For the first time in the history of the country, there were 23 candidates for the presidential race and for the first time many people registered to vote especially the youths who constituted 60 percent of the registered voters.

The major contenders were Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF)’s Emmerson Mnangagwa (75) and Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance’s Nelson Chamisa (40). Emmerson Mnangagwa of ZANU-PF was declared the presidential winner by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission with 50.8 percent of the vote and Nelson Chamisa 44.3 percent. Other smaller parties combined made up the remaining 4.9 percent.

This election saw Mnangagwa winning mostly in rural areas where more than 67 percent of the population stays according to 2012 census statistics. The reasons for his support is attributed mostly to the ZANU-PF redistributive policies to rural based farming and peasant communities in the countryside. They get free farming inputs for their subsistence farming from the government. Most of them are the major beneficiaries of the land revolution, which decongested them from arid, dry and disease infested reserve regions where they were forced to settle by the settler colonialists. Most of them suffered the brunt of the liberation struggle against colonial bondage and they gave sanctuary to the freedom fighters during the protracted struggle for Zimbabwe. Most of them have sentimental and emotional attachment to the former liberation movement.

Nelson Chamisa got most of his votes from cities and towns where most of the youths are jobless because of the mismanagement of the economy by the ousted Robert Mugabe regime and principally due to the impact of the economic sanctions by Western imperialism. There are almost no workers to talk about in Zimbabwe because of the massive closure of the industries. The effects of the draconian embargo are mostly felt in the cities and towns via capital flight, companies closure, high cost of living, poor and stagnant salaries, cash shortages in banks, poor service delivery, unemployment, lack of health care facilities and drugs and high cost of education.

For the parliamentary seats, ZANU-PF pocketed two-thirds majority of the 210 contested seats, meaning ZANU-PF won 144 seats and MDC Alliance 61. Mnangagwa’s narrow victory has been vehemently rejected by Nelson Chamisa and his party the MDC Alliance who filed a petition with the Zimbabwe Constitutional Court to nullify the results or to declare him the winner. Chamisa had earlier been quoted as saying that if “the verdict is not in his favour he is going to take to the streets”. On 24 August 2018, the Court gave their verdict and upheld Mnangagwa’s victory.

Just before the results were announced, the MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa had declared himself the winner and his supporters took to the streets to violently demonstrate smashing windows of ZANU-PF offices and setting fire on property and vehicles. In the process, six people were shot dead, as riot police were trying to contain the situation. These riots were triggered by the MDC Alliance leadership in order to cast aspersions on ZANU-PF, taint the whole electoral process and provide a rationale and grounds for the continued embargo by the Western governments against Zimbabwe. MDC Alliance got protests votes and the hungrier and poorer of our people; the more votes they get hence the demands for sanctions to stay. MDC Alliance leadership that has been globetrotting lobbying for sanctions just before the elections and even after they were held, have started concocting propaganda about the alleged violence and imaginary human rights abuses by the ruling elite.

United States President, Donald Trump signed into law the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act (ZIDERA) of 2018, which is an amendment of the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic recovery Act of 2001.This was done soon after the announcement of ZANU-PF victory. The United States of America wants to force and facilitate a government of national unity that is why they are renewing the sanctions game plan. The United States of America, via their Central Intelligence Agency, wants to effect a regime change in Zimbabwe.

Many people are misguided to think that if Zimbabwe complied with the so-called democratic and economic reforms, ZIDERA would be lifted. At the core of the law is a more controversial issue – land reform. In a recent meeting between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the new United States Ambassador Brian Nichols, the latter mentioned, “land tenure” as one of the areas on which the Americans want change. Land has been the fundamental issue, which necessitated the enactment of this punitive law.

A central demand of the updated ZIDERA is that Zimbabwe must enforce the rulings of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) tribunal on land reform. The SADC tribunal made several important rulings in favour of the white farmers, which the US senators behind the new amended ZIDERA now want enforced, as a precondition for re-engagement with the US.

As socialists, we are against agricultural counter-reforms serving the interest of the white settlers. The land belongs to the black poor peasants not to capitalists. We do not support compensation of white farmers, as a pre-condition to lift economic sanctions.

The Labour Member of Parliament from United Kingdom, Kate Hoey, an extremist from Britain who campaigned for the Zimbabwean sanctions before, is now calling for further isolation of Zimbabwe. It is time that the imposition of economic sanctions should be seen as a war crime against humanity since it involves the collective punishment of millions of innocent civilians who die and are reduced to living off scraps from the garbage dumps. They kill more people than bombs because they go on for years and their effect is cumulative.

As socialists, we demand the unconditional removal of the economic sanctions and we lobby the international working class and other progressives to escalate and amplify its global campaign to save Zimbabwe from the bully and tyranny of the United States of America.

We feel it is the duty of the international proletariat to assist the oppressed countries in their war against the imperialists. According to the Leon Trotsky Transitional Programme, the central issues of the colonial and semi colonial countries are agrarian revolution i.e. the elimination of the feudal legacy and national independence, i.e. the overthrow of the imperialist yoke. Both tasks are closely interconnected.

The elections were declared free and fair by non-governmental organisation, governments and multilateral bourgeoisie institutions that were invited to come and observe the elections including the African Union, SADC, the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa, the United Nations, the European Union, the Commonwealth of Nations, China and the United States of America.

Mnangagwa has promised to renew the country by implementing neoliberal reforms and austerity programmes and other reforms aimed at the lifting of the punitive economic sanctions slapped on the country 20 years ago.

It is yet to be seen if the “Zimbabwe is open to business” mantra by President Mnangagwa is to benefit the poor and the working class because it looks like the major global powers are warming up to Mnangagwa’s administration. But to us socialists, opening up the country to global powers and the free world means opening up to rapacious exploitation of the natural resources for the benefit of white monopoly capital.

The 2018 elections in Zimbabwe were largely non beneficial to the poor and the working class in general. The ideas purported by the two protagonists in their election manifestos largely betray socialist ideas; it was a titanic battle of capitalists’ interests in form of neo-imperialism. Indigenous economic growth is better than foreign aid. We should be wary of being enticed by the West into believing that they are genuinely willing to assist us, they have permanent interests not permanent friends. ZANU-PF is orientated towards Chinese imperialism and the MDC Alliance leans towards United States and European Union imperialism.

We must fight for the poor, peasants and the working class taking over and controlling the means of production. As we mark the 78th anniversary of Leon Trotsky’s assassination, the fight for Trotsky’s ideas remain as relevant as ever as we commemorate the life and ideas of this inspiring revolutionary, theoretician and leader.

More than ever it is necessary to have a strong independent international centre to help the vanguard of the working class worldwide to orientate independently.

 

*Mafa Kwanisai Mafa writes of Zimbabwean affairs.

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          Terry turns down chance to join Spartak Moscow      Cache   Translate Page      

LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 13 – Former Chelsea and England star John Terry has rejected the chance to make a shock move to Russian club Spartak Moscow. Terry was reported to be on the verge of signing for Spartak after being flown by private jet to Rome on Friday for a medical. The 37-year-old defender […]

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          Monreal in contract talks with Arsenal      Cache   Translate Page      

LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 12 – Nacho Monreal has opened talks with Arsenal over a new contract with the Premier League club. Monreal has one year left on his present deal and the Gunners are willing to extend the Spain defender’s stay at the Emirates Stadium. The 32-year-old has made 165 Premier League appearances for […]

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          Lloris gets driving ban, fine for drink-driving      Cache   Translate Page      

LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 12 – France’s World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris avoided jail but received a 20-month driving ban and a Sh 7 million (£50,000) fine on Wednesday for drink-driving in central London. The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper had earlier called his behaviour “unacceptable” and received a lighter sentence from a judge who could have […]

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          Liverpool’s Keita admits it will take time to be at his best      Cache   Translate Page      

LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 12 – Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita says it will take time to justify the Sh7 billion (£52 million) fee the club paid for the Guinea international. The 23-year-old — who is expected to start this weekend’s match with Tottenham Hotspur despite being left on the bench for Liverpool’s previous clash with […]

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          United Kingdom-Durham: Health and social work services      Cache   Translate Page      
NHS England, Specialised Commissioning, North Region The Old Exchange, Barnard Street, Darlington Durham DL3 7DR necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net https://www.england.nhs.uk https://www.proactisplaza.com/SupplierPortal/?CID=NECS https://www.proactisplaza.com/SupplierPortal/?CID=NECS North of England Commissioning Support Teesdale House, Westpoint Road Thronaby, Stockton on Tees TS17 6BL necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net http://www.necsu.nhs.uk https://www.proactisplaza.com/SupplierPortal/?CID=NECS https://www.proactisplaza.com/SupplierPortal/?CID=NECS Provision of support and activities for older people in prison NHSE330 NHS England, Specialised Commissioning for the North Region have direct responsibility for commissioning for Healthcare in prisons and secure settings. This is a Call for Competition as per Regulation 75 (i) (B (iv)) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2015. The Contracting Authority intends to award a public contract without further publication and invite who wish to bid for this contract to express their interest in writing via the e-tendering portal 24.9.2018. The service will be delivered in HMP Frankland, HMP Holme House, HMP Northumberland and an advisory service for HMP Durham, HMP Kirklevington Grange and HMPYOI Low Newton. NHS England, Specialised Commissioning for the North Region have direct commissioning responsibility for commissioning high quality and value for money healthcare services within prisons and secure settings. The service provision is for Support and activities for Older People in Prison. The service seeks to initiate a prison based service for those over the age of 50 to encourage service users to take an active role in improving both their physical and mental health. Providers are expected and encouraged to show innovation. As per Regulation 75 (i) (B (iv)) of the Public Contracts Regulations (PCR) 2015, the Contracting Authority intends to award a public Contract without further publication and invite interested providers to express their interest in writing by 24.9.2018, 12:00 noon. If there are no further expressions of interest the Contracting Authority will start a direct award process for the contract term of 3 years with an optional extension of 12 months at the discretion of the Contracting Authority and subject to contractual and financial performance. To register an expression of interest please register at https://www.proactisplaza.com/SupplierPortal/?CID=NECS, once registered please navigate to NHSE330 (Call for Competition) and complete and submit the expression of interest question. It is free to register on the portal, which can be accessed at any time of day. Should you have any queries, or are having problems registering on the portal, you should contact the eTendering provider by Email: Suppliersupport@proactis.com or Website: http://proactis.kayako.com/suppliernetwork/Core/Default/Index (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm). 299608 2019-04-01 2023-03-31 Expression of Interest (EOI) will be available on the PROACTIS Portal from 10.9.2018 and the deadline is 12:00 noon 24.9.2018.Please note that all communications and EOI submissions will be conducted via the Proactis portal. As per Regulation 75 (i) (B (iv)) of the Public Contracts Regulations (PCR) 2015, the Contracting Authority intends to award a public contract without further publication and invite interested providers to express their interest in writing by 24.9.2018, 12:00 noon. If there are no further expressions of interest the Contracting Authority will start a direct award process. Please express an interest via the e-tendering portal; https://www.proactisplaza.com/SupplierPortal/?CID=NECS 2018-09-24 12:00 2018-10-04 (MT Ref:213024) North of England Commissioning Support Unit Teesdale House, Thornaby Stockton on Tees TS17 6BL necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net http://www.necsu.nhs.uk North of England Commissioning Support Unit Tessdale House Stockton on Tees TS17 6BL The Commissioner will act in accordance with Part 3 Chapter 5 Regulation 85 to 87 and Part 3 Chapter 6 Regulation 88 to 104 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) (PCR 2015). Part 3 of the PCR 2015 provides for appeals to be made to the High Court subject to the time limitations and other required procedural steps. The rules relating to appeal are complex and a dissatisfied tenderer is advised to take their own prompt legal advice. Royal Courts of Justice — The High Court Strand London WC2A 2LL https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/courts/royal-courts-of-justice 2018-09-07
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          England World Cup feel-good factor dented by familiar failings      Cache   Translate Page      
Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – England returned from Russia filled with hope after a World Cup that promised a brighter future with a run to the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years. However,...
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          Health Care Resource Utilization and Costs among Adult Patients with Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma: A Retrospective Medical Record Review in the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, and France      Cache   Translate Page      
Objective. To describe health care resource utilization and costs for patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma (STS) in the United Kingdom (UK), Spain, Germany, and France. Methods. Physicians abstracted data for adult patients with a diagnosis of advanced STS (other than Kaposi’s sarcoma or gastrointestinal stromal tumor) who received ≥1 lines of systemic therapy. Health care resource utilization related to advanced STS treatment was recorded; associated costs were estimated by applying unit costs. Results. A total of 130 physicians provided data for 807 patients (UK: 199; Spain: 203; Germany: 204; and France: 201). The site of care during active treatment varied based on differences in the health care systems of these four countries. Total mean per-patient health care cost in the UK was £19,457; in Spain, €26,814; in Germany, €20,468; and in France, €24,368. Advanced STS-related systemic treatment costs were driven primarily by drug acquisition and administration costs. Treatment-related costs increased during later lines of therapy for all countries except France, where they decreased after first-line therapy. Pain control and antiemetics were the most common supportive care medications. Conclusions. This study provides real-world data on resource utilization and estimated costs in advanced STS and could inform policymakers about treatment burden.
          Horror Film Festival ‘Hell do Janeiro’ Arrives in Rio Tonight      Cache   Translate Page      
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Wednesday, September 12th, the film festival ‘Hell do Janeiro’ arrives at Estação Net Botafogo and Cinestar Special Laura Alvim, featuring almost sixty films from over fifteen countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. The festival is showing both feature-length and short […]
          हनीमून ट्रिप को यादगार बनाने के लिए भारत आये इस विदेशी जोड़े ने बुक की 2.5 लाख रुपये में पूरी ट्रेन      Cache   Translate Page      

हमारे देश की प्राकृतिक सुंदरता हमें प्रकृति ने विरासत के रूप में दी है जिससे मोहीत होकर हमारे देश के लोग ही नही बल्कि दसरे देश के लोग भी आकर्षित होकर खीचते हुये चले आते है। इसी का एक उदा मिला United Kingdom से आया एक विदेशी जोड़ा जिसनें भारत में अपने हनिमून को य़ागगार […]

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          HRH Sleaze Fest 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
by Arta Gailuma — Photojournalist — September 1 & 2, 2018 at O2 Academy in Sheffield, UK — Hard Rock Hell is into its 11th year now and continues to deliver quality and grow with new festival additions. HRH Sleaze was born in 2017 and has been extremely well received, the fact that 58% of tickets for HRH Sleaze II were sold at HRH Sleaze I is quite amazing! The festivals second edition was taking place on September 1st and 2nd at O2 Academy Sheffield, United Kingdom. Two days, two arenas, over 20 bands, what a fun weekend! Saturday’s headliners were American hard rockers, veterans of glam and sleaze metal scene L.A. Guns. On Sunday same duty went to one of Sweden’s most successful and bestselling rock bands Backyard Babies. HRH Sleaze Concert Photo Gallery: Day 1 [See image gallery at hardrockhaven.net] Day 1 line up — Main Stage: L.A. Guns Jetboy Wildheart Last Great Dreamers Midnite City Second Stage: Coyote Mad Seeds The Senton Bombs Speed Stroke Psychobabylon The Idol Dead HRH Sleaze Concert Photo Gallery: Day 2 [See image gallery at hardrockhaven.net] Day 2 line up — Main Stage: Backyard Babies Tigertailz Toxicrose Shiraz Lane Falling Red The [...]
          Written Answers — Department for Transport: Greenhouse Gas Emissions: EU Law (11 Sep 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Chris Grayling: The body that will have oversight of carbon dioxide emission standards for newly registered cars and vans in the UK following EU Exit will depend on the agreement reached with the European Union. In the unlikely event the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without an agreement, it is intended that overall responsibility for the enforcement of new car and van carbon dioxide standards...
          9/12/2018: YOU: RUNNING AWAY TO FIND HERSELF      Cache   Translate Page      

British singer-songwriter Lucie Silvas started her career with a successful major label debut in the United Kingdom and writing songs for other British pop acts. After crossing the Atlantic for Nashville, she’s found her voice again as a skilled and...
          Shield-Chelsea champ leaves for UK      Cache   Translate Page      
Joseph Mandevani (centre)

Zimbabwe's representative in the Shield-Chelsea football talent search project, Joseph Mandevani, left for the United Kingdom yesterday where he is set to link up with other continental stars.

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          Flags of the World - Louis Ledra Beach Hotel Flags - Paphos, Cyprus.      Cache   Translate Page      
These flags are located outside the Louis Ledra Beach Hotel on Poseidonos Ave, opposite Aliathon Plaza, near Paphos.

There are nine flag poles situated at the front of the hotel near the entrance to the car park.
Flags from the following countries were on display;
France
Germany
Russia
United Kingdom
European Union
Cyprus
Greece

The two remaining flags represent the hotel.
The Louis Ledra Beach is a hotel located on the sea front a short walk away from Paphos. It is 3 km from the medieval Paphos Castle and 5 km from the Tombs of the Kings, an archaeological site with underground tombs carved out of rock. https://louisledrabeach.com/



          Store Associate - TJX Canada - Orillia, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
TJX’s retail chains include TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post in the United States TK Maxx in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland,...
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          Re: Monkeypox Cases in the United Kingdom      Cache   Translate Page      

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is aware of two confirmed cases of Monkeypox in the United Kingdom (UK), in patients with a recent travel history from Nigeria. Since the re-emergence of Monkeypox in Nigeria in September 2017, NCDC has continued to receive reports and respond to cases of the disease from states across [...]

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          9/13/2018: The Views: Britain heading for a major political crisis      Cache   Translate Page      
With less than 199 days to go to the date set for Britain to leave the European Union — March 29, 2019 at 11pm — it is worth thinking about what will happen between now and then if everybody means what they say. For if they do, the United Kingdom could...
          Queen Kali Rain Sessions In London Then Glasgow      Cache   Translate Page      

September – October 2018 Autumn travel news continues as Queen Kali Rain confirms Her United Kingdom Sessions. Following on from Her tour earlier in Spring Queen Kali Rain hits the road later on this month & initially heads to the English Capital City of London which is followed by a trip North of the Border as […]

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          United Kingdom for taxon Balanocidaris fusiformis Smith & Wright, 1989 †      Cache   Translate Page      
Distribution "United Kingdom" for taxon Balanocidaris fusiformis Smith & Wright, 1989 † has been added by Andreas Kroh via the MS Access interface on 2017-09-11T08:37:40+00:00
          United Kingdom for taxon Salenia trisuranalis Lewis & Jefferies, 1980 †      Cache   Translate Page      
Distribution "United Kingdom" for taxon Salenia trisuranalis Lewis & Jefferies, 1980 † has been added by Andreas Kroh via the MS Access interface on 2017-09-11T08:37:40+00:00
          Search Consultancy: FLT Driver      Cache   Translate Page      
Up to £8.50 per hour: Search Consultancy: FLT DRIVER AINTREE £8.50 COUNTERBALANCE ON GOING WORK ASAP START GREAT COMPANY MONDAY TO FRIDAY 08:00-16:00 A well established manufacturing company Liverpool, , United Kingdom
          Search Consultancy: Production Operative      Cache   Translate Page      
Up to £7.83 per hour: Search Consultancy: Production Operative - Aintree - £7.83phr Monday to Saturday - Various shifts available 07:30-15:00 07:30-19:00 15:00-19:00 15:00-22:00 A well est Liverpool, , United Kingdom
          Kemp Recruitment Limited: Mobile Fork Lift Engineer / Mobile Plant Fitter      Cache   Translate Page      
£26000 - £34000 per annum, Benefits: Great company package, van & bonus: Kemp Recruitment Limited: Mobile Fork Lift Engineer / Mobile Plant Fitter  Location: Coventry Salary: £26,000 - £34,000 Benefits: Van, Fuel Card, Mobile Phone and Tablet Ro Coventry, , United Kingdom
          Kemp Recruitment Limited: Bus Driver / PSV Driver / PCV Driver      Cache   Translate Page      
£10.75 - £11.75 per hour, Benefits: Great company package: Kemp Recruitment Limited: Position: Bus Driver / PSV Driver / PCV Driver Location: Coventry Salary: £10.75 - £11.75 per hour Overtime: Available and Optional We are current Coventry, , United Kingdom
          UK Volunteer Group Launches Campaign Against Anti-Russian Sentiment in Britain      Cache   Translate Page      
LONDON (Sputnik) - The Westminster Russia Forum, a volunteer group promoting the development of the UK-Russian bilateral ties, launched on Wednesday a campaign against anti-Russian sentiment and negative stereotyping of the Russian community in the United Kingdom against the backdrop of the so-called Russophobia in country's politics and media.
          Russian Embassy in UK Slams Access Ban to Probe Into Ex-Aeroflot Manager's Death      Cache   Translate Page      
LONDON (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom is violating the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters by not providing Russia with access to the investigation materials on the death of Nikolai Glushkov, the former top manager of Russian flag carrier Aeroflot, the Russian Embassy in London said on Wednesday.
          SuccessFactors Project Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
NGA Human Resources - United Kingdom - and you will be committed to the success of your customers, working closely with them to implement SuccessFactors products either in classical style, or using the...
          Research Associate      Cache   Translate Page      
University of Edinburgh - United Kingdom - , certifying, verifying, monitoring and benchmarking distributed quantum computation processing beyond the classical regime. This will provide us the... or quantum/classical cryptography). Proven expertise in the techniques needed to undertake the research in question. Demonstrated quality...
          Antique Silver Art Deco Enamel Winged Faience Scarab Brooch - £110.00      Cache   Translate Page      
A rare early Art Deco Egyptian Revival silver brooch. The winged brooch is beautifully enamelled and set with a red faience scarab at its centre. The brooch is finished with a secure hook clasp and is not hallmarked. - There is some very light age related wear to the enamel of the piece. The brooch remains in good vintage condition overall. Width - 5 cm Height - 1.5 cm Date - 1920s Missed out on an item? click here to sign up for stock notifications. [tab] - Clarice Jewellery uses Paypal to process online payments. - Stripe checkout is used for securely processing all major credit cards. - All items are thoughtfully wrapped and sent securely in either small jewellery boxes or protected large letter packets. [tab] - Postage to the United Kingdom is £2.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail recorded delivery and will require a signature on arrival. - Items can be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery at an extra cost. - Shipping to all non UK countries is £9.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail International tracked and sign and will require a signature upon delivery. - Items can also be sent to P.O Boxes abroad. [tab] Have a question? click here to get in contact.
          Antique Edwardian 10ct Gold Pave Turquoise Cabochon Pinky Childs Ring - £150.00      Cache   Translate Page      
A fabulous antique Edwardian gold pinky ring. The ring features a pave set turquoise centre with a gold ribbon frame. The ring is hallmarked with a 10ct mark on the inside band. Due to its current size the ring can be resized if needed for a small fee. - The ring is in good antique condition. UK Size - G/H Date - 1910s Missed out on an item? click here to sign up for stock notifications. [tab] - Clarice Jewellery uses Paypal to process online payments. - Stripe checkout is used for securely processing all major credit cards. - All items are thoughtfully wrapped and sent securely in either small jewellery boxes or protected large letter packets. [tab] - Postage to the United Kingdom is £2.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail recorded delivery and will require a signature on arrival. - Items can be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery at an extra cost. - Shipping to all non UK countries is £9.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail International tracked and sign and will require a signature upon delivery. - Items can also be sent to P.O Boxes abroad. [tab] Have a question? click here to get in contact.
          Antique Edwardian Saphiret Glass Gold Metal Brooch - £235.00      Cache   Translate Page      
A beautiful early Edwardian saphiret brooch set with three particularly large faceted stones. The stones are framed by smaller saphiret stones set into gold metal frames. The brooch is finished with a secure hook clasp that has had a new pin fitted at a later date. - There is some very light age related wear to the brooch, the piece remains in good antique condition overall. Width - 4 cm Height - 2 cm Largest stone width - 1 cm Date - 1910s Missed out on an item? click here to sign up for stock notifications. [tab] - Clarice Jewellery uses Paypal to process online payments. - Stripe checkout is used for securely processing all major credit cards. - All items are thoughtfully wrapped and sent securely in either small jewellery boxes or protected large letter packets. [tab] - Postage to the United Kingdom is £2.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail recorded delivery and will require a signature on arrival. - Items can be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery at an extra cost. - Shipping to all non UK countries is £9.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail International tracked and sign and will require a signature upon delivery. - Items can also be sent to P.O Boxes abroad. [tab] Have a question? click here to get in contact.
          Vintage 1950s Saphiret Glass Rhinestone Couture Clip On Earrings - £225.00      Cache   Translate Page      
An amazing pair of 1950s clip on earrings. The earrings feature vibrant saphiret glass stones set into rhodium plated bases with rhinestone accents. The earrings are finished with secure clip backs and marked 'Pat Pend' on each clip. The earrings can be worn either way round as shown in the pictures but sit more comfortably when worn in picture 5. - The earrings are in good vintage condition. Width - 3 cm Height - 5 cm Date - 1950s Missed out on an item? click here to sign up for stock notifications. [tab] - Clarice Jewellery uses Paypal to process online payments. - Stripe checkout is used for securely processing all major credit cards. - All items are thoughtfully wrapped and sent securely in either small jewellery boxes or protected large letter packets. [tab] - Postage to the United Kingdom is £2.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail recorded delivery and will require a signature on arrival. - Items can be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery at an extra cost. - Shipping to all non UK countries is £9.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail International tracked and sign and will require a signature upon delivery. - Items can also be sent to P.O Boxes abroad. [tab] Have a question? click here to get in contact.
          Antique Art Deco 9ct Rose Gold Blue Faience Scarab Ring - £165.00      Cache   Translate Page      
A wonderful Art Deco Egyptian revival ring featuring a large blue faience scarab set into a 9 carat frame with a slight rose gold tint to it. The base of the faience features carved hieroglyphics. The ring is marked 9ct on the inside ring band. - The ring is in good antique condition. UK Size - M Date - 1920s Missed out on an item? click here to sign up for stock notifications. [tab] - Clarice Jewellery uses Paypal to process online payments. - Stripe checkout is used for securely processing all major credit cards. - All items are thoughtfully wrapped and sent securely in either small jewellery boxes or protected large letter packets. [tab] - Postage to the United Kingdom is £2.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail recorded delivery and will require a signature on arrival. - Items can be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery at an extra cost. - Shipping to all non UK countries is £9.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail International tracked and sign and will require a signature upon delivery. - Items can also be sent to P.O Boxes abroad. [tab] Have a question? click here to get in contact.
          Antique Victorian Tortoise Beetle Scarab Panel Gold Metal Necklace - £0.01      Cache   Translate Page      
An exceptional Victorian necklace, most probably English in its origins. The necklace features linked gold metal panels set with individual tortoise beetle scarabs. The necklace is finished with a bolt ring clasp and chain. - The necklace is in good antique condition. Length - 16 inches Date - 1900s Missed out on an item? click here to sign up for stock notifications. [tab] - Clarice Jewellery uses Paypal to process online payments. - Stripe checkout is used for securely processing all major credit cards. - All items are thoughtfully wrapped and sent securely in either small jewellery boxes or protected large letter packets. [tab] - Postage to the United Kingdom is £2.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail recorded delivery and will require a signature on arrival. - Items can be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery at an extra cost. - Shipping to all non UK countries is £9.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail International tracked and sign and will require a signature upon delivery. - Items can also be sent to P.O Boxes abroad. [tab] Have a question? click here to get in contact.
          Vintage Sterling Silver Marcasite Panel Link Bracelet - £75.00      Cache   Translate Page      
A timeless silver bracelet featuring ornate marcasite set panels. The bracelet is fully hallmarked with the makers mark 'OX'. The date mark is sadly unreadable but I would guess the piece dates to around the 1970s. - The bracelet is in good vintage condition. Length - 7.5 inches Date - 1970s Missed out on an item? click here to sign up for stock notifications. [tab] - Clarice Jewellery uses Paypal to process online payments. - Stripe checkout is used for securely processing all major credit cards. - All items are thoughtfully wrapped and sent securely in either small jewellery boxes or protected large letter packets. [tab] - Postage to the United Kingdom is £2.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail recorded delivery and will require a signature on arrival. - Items can be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery at an extra cost. - Shipping to all non UK countries is £9.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail International tracked and sign and will require a signature upon delivery. - Items can also be sent to P.O Boxes abroad. [tab] Have a question? click here to get in contact.
          Vintage Art Deco Royal Blue Glass Bezel Set Tennis Bracelets - £48.00      Cache   Translate Page      
A pretty pair of Art Deco bracelets featuring vibrant royal blue bezel set glass stones. The bracelets are finished with secure push clasps set with beautiful matching glass stones. - The bracelets are in good vintage condition. Length - 7 inches Date - 1930s Missed out on an item? click here to sign up for stock notifications. [tab] - Clarice Jewellery uses Paypal to process online payments. - Stripe checkout is used for securely processing all major credit cards. - All items are thoughtfully wrapped and sent securely in either small jewellery boxes or protected large letter packets. [tab] - Postage to the United Kingdom is £2.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail recorded delivery and will require a signature on arrival. - Items can be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery at an extra cost. - Shipping to all non UK countries is £9.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail International tracked and sign and will require a signature upon delivery. - Items can also be sent to P.O Boxes abroad. [tab] Have a question? click here to get in contact.
          Vintage Art Deco Czech Egyptian Revival Pharaoh Silver Metal Panel Necklace - £220.00      Cache   Translate Page      
A beautiful Art Deco Egyptian Revival necklace, most probably Czech in its origins. The necklace features ornate silver metal panels with three dimensional pharaohs set into each centre. The panels are all individually linked and the necklace is finished with a secure hook clasp. - There is some light age related wear to the silver tone of some of the panels. This is unnoticeable when the necklace is worn and the piece remains in good vintage condition overall. Length - 16 inches Date - 1930s Missed out on an item? click here to sign up for stock notifications. [tab] - Clarice Jewellery uses Paypal to process online payments. - Stripe checkout is used for securely processing all major credit cards. - All items are thoughtfully wrapped and sent securely in either small jewellery boxes or protected large letter packets. [tab] - Postage to the United Kingdom is £2.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail recorded delivery and will require a signature on arrival. - Items can be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery at an extra cost. - Shipping to all non UK countries is £9.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail International tracked and sign and will require a signature upon delivery. - Items can also be sent to P.O Boxes abroad. [tab] Have a question? click here to get in contact.
          Vintage 1950s Purple Lucite Pansy Rhinestone Panel Necklace - £65.00      Cache   Translate Page      
The sweetest 1950s necklace featuring purple lucite flowers set into open backed gold metal frames. Each flower is set with a vibrant purple rhinestone centre. The necklace is finished with a secure bolt ring clasp. - The necklace is in good vintage condition. Length - 16 inches Date - 1950s Missed out on an item? click here to sign up for stock notifications. [tab] - Clarice Jewellery uses Paypal to process online payments. - Stripe checkout is used for securely processing all major credit cards. - All items are thoughtfully wrapped and sent securely in either small jewellery boxes or protected large letter packets. [tab] - Postage to the United Kingdom is £2.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail recorded delivery and will require a signature on arrival. - Items can be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery at an extra cost. - Shipping to all non UK countries is £9.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail International tracked and sign and will require a signature upon delivery. - Items can also be sent to P.O Boxes abroad. [tab] Have a question? click here to get in contact.
          Vintage 1970s Kunio Matsumoto For Trifari Gold Leaf Necklace - £145.00      Cache   Translate Page      
A beautiful necklace by architect Kunio Matsumoto, commissioned by Trifari to create a line of jewellery during the 1970s. The necklace features interlocking gold metal leaves with three matching leaf drops. The necklace is finished with an adjustable hook clasp and is signed on the base of the bottom leaf panel. - There is some light wear to the gold metal around some of the leaf panels. The necklace remains in lovely vintage condition overall. Length - 16 to 18 inches Date - 1970s Missed out on an item? click here to sign up for stock notifications. [tab] - Clarice Jewellery uses Paypal to process online payments. - Stripe checkout is used for securely processing all major credit cards. - All items are thoughtfully wrapped and sent securely in either small jewellery boxes or protected large letter packets. [tab] - Postage to the United Kingdom is £2.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail recorded delivery and will require a signature on arrival. - Items can be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery at an extra cost. - Shipping to all non UK countries is £9.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail International tracked and sign and will require a signature upon delivery. - Items can also be sent to P.O Boxes abroad. [tab] Have a question? click here to get in contact.
          Antique Edwardian Gold Plated Tortoise Beetle Scarab Bar Brooch - £68.00      Cache   Translate Page      
A gold plated Victorian bar brooch featuring a framed gold tortoise beetle scarab. The brooch is unmarked and finished with a secure hook clasp. - There is some very light wear to the gold plating of the brooch. The piece remains in good vintage condition overall. Width - 4 cm Height - 1.5 cm Date - 1900s Missed out on an item? click here to sign up for stock notifications. [tab] - Clarice Jewellery uses Paypal to process online payments. - Stripe checkout is used for securely processing all major credit cards. - All items are thoughtfully wrapped and sent securely in either small jewellery boxes or protected large letter packets. [tab] - Postage to the United Kingdom is £2.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail recorded delivery and will require a signature on arrival. - Items can be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery at an extra cost. - Shipping to all non UK countries is £9.00. All items are sent via Royal Mail International tracked and sign and will require a signature upon delivery. - Items can also be sent to P.O Boxes abroad. [tab] Have a question? click here to get in contact.
          PT Temp/Winners/Bedford - TJX Canada - Bedford, NS      Cache   Translate Page      
TK Maxx in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands, as well as HomeSense in the United Kingdom and Ireland;...
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          The Upside of Freaking Out About Insects on Twitter      Cache   Translate Page      
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In the United Kingdom, it goes the same way every year. When the weather is just right—warm, dry, and not too windy—black garden ants (Lasius niger) crawl out from underground en masse and take to the sky in a mating ritual known as "nuptial flight." In a moment, it seems, the insects are everywhere.

This very visible courtship routinely inspires a lot of attention from people. This July, the insects swarmed the courts of Wimbledon, where they became too much for some athletes and spectators to bear. Danish pro Caroline Wozniacki stopped—mid-match—to ask the umpire for bug spray. “You want to focus on playing tennis,” she said later. “Not eating bugs."

Tweeters keep tabs on the insect activity, too. This year, #FlyingAntDay began trending on Twitter in Britain soon after the insects burst forth. The posts were a mixed bag—some dispatches, some jokes, some squeamishness bordering on meltdowns. One user welcomed the insect overlords. Another complained that he’d swallowed so many while cycling home that he’d spoiled his appetite for dinner. Yet another shared a photo of them pouring from a rift in concrete: “Epicentre, MY GARDEN.”

Ecologists are interested in these dramatic, short-lived natural phenomena, and want to know more about how factors such as climate and geography influence them. But even the most intrepid researchers can't be everywhere at once, so some have begun to wonder whether social media streams might pour forth with useful information. After all, Twitter traffics in the ephemeral, transient—and immediate. The platform lends itself to reports of clouds of flying ants, clusters of house spiders, or swirling murmurations of starlings.

While tweeters don’t intend for their spellbound or sickened dispatches to become part of the ecological record, a team of researchers led by Adam Hart, an entomologist at the University of Gloucestershire, recently set out to see if these 280-word data points could be translated into useful scientific information.

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Hart and his collaborators compared thousands of tweets about winged ants, indoor spider sightings, and starling gatherings to three ecology papers published in 2017 or 2018. “We had previously studied these three phenomena using nationwide citizen science campaigns, where members of the public had sent in data,” Hart says. “This meant that we had large, published datasets with which to ground-truth our Twitter-mined data.”

As the researchers explain in a new paper in Methods in Ecology and Evolution, the two modes of info-gathering often lined up pretty neatly. This was particularly true for temporal data—that is, exactly when the ants emerged. In some instances, the authors write, the tweet-data points “were so similar to the published data that Twitter mining would have yielded conclusions identical to those in the published dataset.” The datasets were in such agreement that Hart initially assumed he’d goofed. “I thought we had confused the two graphs,” he says. “It was only on really close inspection that I could see minor differences. That was an exciting afternoon because until that point we had no real idea whether this technique could generate anything remotely useful.”

In the case of starlings, the tweets also provided solid location data. (Though Twitter doesn’t carry geolocation data, up to 90 percent of users who tweeted about starlings added a geographical note.)

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Twitter-mining won’t replace field work, lab analysis, or organized citizen science campaigns, but it might have a place alongside those data sources, especially for surprising, massive natural events most likely to make people stop, stare, and share, by reaching for their phones. “We need to consider such data as supplementary, not a substitute to other data that we, or citizen scientists, go out to collect,” says Mason Fidino, a quantitative ecologist at the Lincoln Park Zoo’s Urban Wildlife Institute who was not involved in the project. “The authors do a great job illustrating that these data are useful, we now just need to figure out ways to incorporate them into our models.”*

As one might expect, detail and specificity were generally lacking in the tweets. They didn't carry enough information to address the hypotheses that the authors of the previous studies had put forth. For instance, an ecologist wondering about the effect of heat-retaining spaces, such as greenhouses or compost heaps, on ant emergence would find little but frustration on Twitter—only six tweets out of 2,345 mention them. “Few tweeters provided the necessary (possibly rather obscure) biological detail,” the authors write.

“I had the idea that people staring in wonder at murmurations would be bubbling over with enthusiasm to such an extent they would report all the nitty-gritty details we needed,” Hart says. “That was, of course, naive. When you are watching a murmuration, you are awestruck with the beauty and spectacle of the event, and those sentiments tended to be the content of the tweets—rather than comments on the weather, birds of prey hovering around, and the type of habitat.” The average observer is likely to be stunned—and it seems like #holycrap is a more natural reaction than #cloudyday, #hawk, or #marsh.

* This article was updated to add comment from Fidino.


          United Kingdom-Lincoln: Transport services (excl. Waste transport)      Cache   Translate Page      
Lincolnshire County Council County Offices, Newland Lincoln LN1 1YL Mr Sandy Carruthers +44 1522553090 sandy.carruthers@lincolnshire.gov.uk https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk Transport Services — Tender Batch 1000 DN345759 Home to school transport in Lincolnshire 1844710.00 2018/S 108-246176 1 Education contract number 4231 intended to transport 65 passengers. Lowest Cost 100 Bidders' alternative proposals will be welcomed as options but any alternative must be accompanied by a detailed specification of route and time. Bidders can submit a composite bid to operate a combination of bids. Full details will be supplied with the tender documentation. The duration of this contract may be extended by 2 years or part thereof. The vehicle capacity, operational mileage and provision of supervisory staff may be varied by agreement in response to changed passenger demand. With reference to section II.2.5 above, the Council does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. 9024 Witham St Hughs - North Hykeham 2 Contract to transport 80 intended passengers to a mainstream establishment. Lowest Cost 100 Bidders' alternative proposals will be welcomed as options but any alternative must be accompanied by a detailed specification of route and time. Bidders can submit a composite bid to operate a combination of bids. Full details will be supplied with the tender documentation. The duration of this contract may be extended by 2 years or part thereof. The vehicle capacity, operational mileage and provision of supervisory staff may be varied by agreement in response to changed passenger demand. With reference to section II.2.5 above, the Council does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. 4663 Sibsey — Old Leake 3 Contract to transport 53 intended passengers to a mainstream establishment. Lowest Cost 100 Bidders' alternative proposals will be welcomed as options but any alternative must be accompanied by a detailed specification of route and time. Bidders can submit a composite bid to operate a combination of bids. Full details will be supplied with the tender documentation. The duration of this contract may be extended by 2 years or part thereof. The vehicle capacity, operational mileage and provision of supervisory staff may be varied by agreement in response to changed passenger demand. With reference to section II.2.5 above, the Council does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. 6536 Wickenby — Wragby Primary 4 Contract to transport 12 intended passengers to a mainstream establishment. Lowest Cost 100 Bidders' alternative proposals will be welcomed as options but any alternative must be accompanied by a detailed specification of route and time. Bidders can submit a composite bid to operate a combination of bids. Full details will be supplied with the tender documentation. The duration of this contract may be extended by 2 years or part thereof. The vehicle capacity, operational mileage and provision of supervisory staff may be varied by agreement in response to changed passenger demand. With reference to section II.2.5 above, the Council does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. 9347 Newton On Trent — Gainsborough 5 Contract to transport 40 intended passengers to a mainstream establishment. Lowest Cost 100 Bidders' alternative proposals will be welcomed as options but any alternative must be accompanied by a detailed specification of route and time. Bidders can submit a composite bid to operate a combination of bids. Full details will be supplied with the tender documentation. The duration of this contract may be extended by 2 years or part thereof. The vehicle capacity, operational mileage and provision of supervisory staff may be varied by agreement in response to changed passenger demand. With reference to section II.2.5 above, the Council does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. 3175 Carlby — Ryhall 6 Contract to transport 35 intended passengers to a mainstream establishment. Lowest Cost 100 Bidders' alternative proposals will be welcomed as options but any alternative must be accompanied by a detailed specification of route and time. Bidders can submit a composite bid to operate a combination of bids. Full details will be supplied with the tender documentation. The duration of this contract may be extended by 2 years or part thereof. The vehicle capacity, operational mileage and provision of supervisory staff may be varied by agreement in response to changed passenger demand. With reference to section II.2.5 above, the Council does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. 9006 Fenton — Welton 7 Contract to transport 35 intended passengers to a mainstream establishment. Lowest Cost 100 Bidders' alternative proposals will be welcomed as options but any alternative must be accompanied by a detailed specification of route and time. Bidders can submit a composite bid to operate a combination of bids. Full details will be supplied with the tender documentation. The duration of this contract may be extended by 2 years or part thereof. The vehicle capacity, operational mileage and provision of supervisory staff may be varied by agreement in response to changed passenger demand. With reference to section II.2.5 above, the Council does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. 6610 South Somercotes — Louth King Edward VI 8 Contract to transport 21 intended passengers to a mainstream establishment. Lowest Cost 100 Bidders' alternative proposals will be welcomed as options but any alternative must be accompanied by a detailed specification of route and time. Bidders can submit a composite bid to operate a combination of bids. Full details will be supplied with the tender documentation. The duration of this contract may be extended by 2 years or part thereof. The vehicle capacity, operational mileage and provision of supervisory staff may be varied by agreement in response to changed passenger demand. With reference to section II.2.5 above, the Council does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. 3739 Sutton Bridge — Long Sutton Peele 9 Contract to transport 80 intended passengers to a mainstream establishment. Lowest Cost 100 Bidders' alternative proposals will be welcomed as options but any alternative must be accompanied by a detailed specification of route and time. Bidders can submit a composite bid to operate a combination of bids. Full details will be supplied with the tender documentation. The duration of this contract may be extended by 2 years or part thereof. The vehicle capacity, operational mileage and provision of supervisory staff may be varied by agreement in response to changed passenger demand. With reference to section II.2.5 above, the Council does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. 6436 Wainfleet — Friskney All Saints 10 Contract to transport 16 intended passengers to a mainstream establishment. Lowest Cost 100 Bidders' alternative proposals will be welcomed as options but any alternative must be accompanied by a detailed specification of route and time. Bidders can submit a composite bid to operate a combination of bids. Full details will be supplied with the tender documentation. The duration of this contract may be extended by 2 years or part thereof. The vehicle capacity, operational mileage and provision of supervisory staff may be varied by agreement in response to changed passenger demand. With reference to section II.2.5 above, the Council does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. 6618 Sleaford — Lincoln 11 Contract to transport 53 intended passengers to a mainstream establishment. Lowest Cost 100 Bidders' alternative proposals will be welcomed as options but any alternative must be accompanied by a detailed specification of route and time. Bidders can submit a composite bid to operate a combination of bids. Full details will be supplied with the tender documentation. The duration of this contract may be extended by 2 years or part thereof. The vehicle capacity, operational mileage and provision of supervisory staff may be varied by agreement in response to changed passenger demand. With reference to section II.2.5 above, the Council does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. N108S Wragby — Cherry Willingham 12 Contract to transport fare paying patrons and Scholars to a mainstream establishment. Lowest Cost 100 Bidders' alternative proposals will be welcomed as options but any alternative must be accompanied by a detailed specification of route and time. Bidders can submit a composite bid to operate a combination of bids. Full details will be supplied with the tender documentation. The duration of this contract may be extended by 2 years or part thereof. The vehicle capacity, operational mileage and provision of supervisory staff may be varied by agreement in response to changed passenger demand. With reference to section II.2.5 above, the Council does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. 2018/S 108-246176 4231 — Castle Bytham — Bytham and Corby Glen 1 2018-08-14 4 A C Williams Ltd Sleaford 189145 9024 Witham St Hughs - North Hykeham 2 2018-08-14 3 Black Cat Travel Ltd Lincoln 161500 4663 Sibsey — Old Leake 3 2018-08-14 5 G and L Travel Boston 158840 6536 Wickenby — Wragby Primary 4 2018-08-14 8 P C Coaches of Lincoln Ltd Lincoln 103455 9347 Newton On Trent — Gainsborough 5 2018-08-14 6 Gem Mini Travel Retford 169100 3175 Carlby — Ryhall 6 2018-08-14 4 Mark Bland Travel Stamford 95000 9006 Fenton — Welton 7 2018-08-14 7 P C Coaches of Lincoln Ltd Lincoln 175560 6610 South Somercotes — Louth King Edward VI 8 2018-08-14 6 F Hunt (Coach Hire) Ltd Alford 159600 3739 Sutton Bridge — Long Sutton Peele 9 2018-08-14 3 GDS 2016 Ltd Spalding 185250 6436 Wainfleet — Friskney All Saints 10 2018-08-14 7 D and J Dickinson Boston 119510 6618 Sleaford — Lincoln 11 2018-08-14 5 Loveden Travel Lincoln 176700 N108S Wragby — Cherry Willingham 12 2018-08-14 3 Stagecoach Lincoln Lincoln 151050 Lincolnshire County Council Lincoln 2018-08-28
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London Borough of Lewisham Lawrence House Lewisham SE6 4RU Deborah Corrigan Deborah.corrigan@lewisham.gov.uk www.lewisham.gov.uk Taxi Passenger Transport with Passenger Assistance Taxi Passenger Transport with Passenger Assistance. 24778.71 Taxi Passenger Transport with Passenger Assistance. Attributes 0 Client review 0 Features 0 Capability 0 Qualifications 0 Custom metric 0 100 2018-08-28 14 London Hire Community Services Ltd Crabtree Manorway North Belvedere DA17 6LJ www.londonhireltd.com 24778.71 24778.71 London Borough of Lewisham Lewisham 2018-08-28
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London Borough of Lewisham Lawrence House Lewisham SE6 4RU Deborah Corrigan Deborah.corrigan@lewisham.gov.uk www.lewisham.gov.uk Taxi Passenger Transport with Passenger Assistance Taxi Passenger Transport with Passenger Assistance. 14491.43 Taxi Passenger Transport with Passenger Assistance. Attributes 0 Client review 0 Features 0 Capability 0 Qualifications 0 Custom metric 0 100 2018-08-28 11 Data Swift (South East) Limited 18-26 Perry Vale Forest Hill SE23 2LD 14491.43 14491.43 London Borough of Lewisham Lewisham 2018-08-28
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The British PM is under pressure over the so-called Chequers proposal, which her opponents say binds the United Kingdom too tightly to European Union rules and regulations following Brexit.


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Distribution Center Truck Switcher (CDL) Apply now » Apply now + Start apply with LinkedIn + + Start apply with Facebook + + Start apply with Xing + + Start apply with Seek + + Apply Now + Start + Please wait... Date: Sep 12, 2018 Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015 Company: A. O. Smith Corporation Company / Location Information A. O. Smith Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers, offering a comprehensive product line featuring the best-known brands in North America, China, and India. The company was founded in 1874 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where today the company is headquartered. A. O. Smith employs approximately 16,100 men and women at operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Turkey, which has the global reach to serve customers worldwide. We also have sales and distribution in more than 60 countries around the world. As a global leader A. O. Smith and its employees pride themselves on applying innovative technology and energy-efficient solutions to products marketed worldwide. The company's goal is to be a leading global water technology company, and our focus is on building this platform through new product development, global expansion, strategic acquisitions and partnerships. Primary Function The Distribution Center Truck Switcher is responsible for maintaining organization in the truck yard, switching trailers in a timely manner to support multiple departments, minimize downtime and follow all Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) regulations. Responsibilities + Switching trailers in and out of dock doors while maintaining continuous communication with Coordinators, Leads, and Supervisors. + Verify correct seals are attached to loaded trailers and complete 7 and 17 point trailer inspections. + Highly motivated, organized, detail oriented and able to work in a team environment. + Must be able to prioritize required trailer moves and communicate with inbound drivers. + Able to work a flexible schedule, to include weekends and holidays as required. + Complete C-TPAT and Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) training within 90 days of hire. + Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or direction. + Required to work in a fast paced environment. + Maintain required documentation and report damage occurrences. + Communicate effectively, and with the use of a hand held radio. Qualifications + Must possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical + High School Diploma or GED required. + Minimum three years of experience in a warehouse, logistics, purchasing, or experience working in a leadership role. + Must be able to pass a yard driving test. Physical Requirements + Loud noises and limited exposure to dust and fumes. + Must wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as steel-toe shoes/boots, ear and eye protection. + Prolonged periods of sitting/standing and frequent bending and reaching. + The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds overhead and maneuver various parts weighting up to 50 lbs. + Variable hot and cold working environment. We Offer Competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance. Nearest Major Market: Nashville
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Competitive: Jacobs: Due the explosion of our workload in our industry leading York Office we are now looking for a Senior Risk professional to head the risk package of wo Bristol, United Kingdom Countrywide
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Competitive: Jacobs: Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, comm Wokingham, United Kingdom Countrywide
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          4-Day Work-Week Proposed In the UK; Is This Possible In India Anytime Soon?      Cache   Translate Page      
4-hour work week is possible?

United Kingdom’s one of the largest and most influential employee unions have strongly pitched for a 4-day work-week for all employees working the UK.

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Yorkshire Water Services PO BOX 500 Bradford BD6 2SZ Andrew Powell +44 7970615527 andrew.powell@yorkshirewater.co.uk www.yorkshirewater.co.uk www.yorkshirewater.co.uk Complex MEICA Framework CM1153 YWS manage the collection treatment and distribution of approx. 1.2billion litres of drinking water to over 5 million people in Yorkshire each day, at the same collecting, treating and disposing safely back into the environment approx 1 billion litres of waste water. 750000000.00 Yorkshire Water Services estate Scope The framework aims to cover: — Mechanical Electrical Instrumentation, Control and Automation (MEICA) construction and refurbishment works associated with above or below ground assets typically within a Yorkshire Water (YW) operational treatment site, collection or distribution asset including process treatment and water retaining structures, as one off projects. — Related civil construction works may also be included but this will not be the primary scope. The scope of services shall include: 1) Full compliance with the duties of the Principal Contractor, as defined by the CDM Regulations; 2) Full compliance with the duties of Principal Designer, as defined by the CDM Regulations where appropriate; 3) Outline and detailed design of MEICA project works; 4) Process and MEICA design (HAZOP, HAZID, HAZCON etc.); 5) Adoption of outline / detailed designs prepared by others; 6) Temporary works; 7) Preparatory works and site establishment facilities; 8) Provision of plant and equipment, materials, labour, supervision; 9) Supplier / sub-contractor management; 10) Project construction and commissioning; 11) Specialist services associated with project works; 12) Creation / modification of CAD drawings; 13) Asset data collection, management and submission. Scope of Activity (examples but not limited to): — Site investigation including surveys, — Mechanical plant and equipment associated with water and wastewater treatment assets, — Electrical plant and equipment associated with water and wastewater treatment assets, — ICA plant and equipment associated with water and wastewater treatment assets, — Related civil works. The scope of services may include: 1) Building Information Management to PAS1192 and YW specific requirements; 2) Compliance with Street works regulations & standards where applicable and if applicable, traffic management. 750000000.00 60 Initial term is 60 months. YWS reserves the option of an extension of 36 months, dependent on satisfactory contract performance of the appointed provider. Further details will be provided in the procurement documents. 6 6 2018-10-05 2019-10-08 The Contracting Authority reserves the right to cancel the procurement and not to proceed with the award of any contract at any stage of the procurement process and/or to award only part or parts of any contract. Save for any mandatory periods the timescales in this notice are purely indicative and the Contracting Authority reserves the right to amend the same. Yorkshire Water Services PO Box 500 Bradford BD6 2SZ 2018-09-07
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Yorkshire Water Services PO BOX 500 Bradford BD6 2SZ Andrew Powell +44 7970615527 andrew.powell@yorkshirewater.co.uk www.yorkshirewater.co.uk www.yorkshirewater.co.uk Minor MEICA Framework CM1154 Yorkshire Water Services manages the collection, treatment and distribution of approx. 1.2 billion litres of drinking water to over 5 million people everyday, at the same time collecting, treating and disposing safely in to the environment approx. 1 billion litres of waste water. 300000000.00 Yorkshire Water Estate Scope This framework aims to cover: — Minor Mechanical Electrical Instrumentation, Control and Automation (MEICA) works associated with above or below ground assets typically within a Yorkshire Water (YW) operational treatment site, collection or distribution assets including process treatment and water retaining structures, as one off projects, — Minor project work would generally (but not exclusively) be considered as the renewal, refurbishment and similar like for like replacement activities, — Typical project values will range from circa 50 000 GBP to 500 000 GBP. The scope of services (examples but not be limited to): — Site investigation including surveys, — Minor mechanical plant and equipment associated with water and wastewater treatment assets, — Minor electrical plant and equipment associated with water and wastewater treatment assets, — ICA plant and equipment associated with water and wastewater treatment assets, — Related civil works. The scope of services may include: 1) Full compliance with the duties of Designer or Principal Designer, as defined by the CDM Regulations where appropriate. 2) Building Information Management to PAS1192 and YW specific requirements. 3) Compliance with Street works regulations and standards where applicable and if applicable, traffic management. 300000000.00 60 Initial term of 60 months. YWS reserves the right to extend the agreement for a further 36 months dependent on satisfactory contract performance of the service provider. Further details will be sent out in the procurement documents. 8 8 2018-10-05 12:00 2019-10-08 The Contracting Authority reserves the right to cancel the procurement and not to proceed with the award of any contract at any stage of the procurement process and/or to award only part or parts of any contract. Save for any mandatory periods the timescales indicated in this notice are indicative and the Contracting Authority reserves the right to amend the same. Yorkshire Water Services PO Box 500 Bradford BD6 2SZ 2018-09-07
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          09/12 Links Pt2: Soviet Antisemitism in a British Guise; Interview with Colonel Richard Kemp; Artist turns Kassam rockets into flowers and mezuzahs      Cache   Translate Page      
From Ian:

Soviet Antisemitism in a British Guise
Most of all, there was the Soviet practice of wheeling out “citizens of Jewish nationality” to denounce Zionism as a “racist” tool of “imperialism.” In March 1983, the Soviet news agency TASS even published a definition of Zionism drawn up by the state-run “Jewish Anti-Zionist Committee” that read as follows:

“In its essence, Zionism is a concentration of extreme nationalism, chauvinism, and racial intolerance, justification of territorial seizure and annexation, armed adventurism, a cult of political arbitrariness and impunity, demagogy and ideological sabotage, sordid maneuvers and perfidy.”

To my mind, the most obvious question here to Jeremy Corbyn, The Morning Star, and those of a similar pedigree, is this: Is there anything in this Soviet definition of Zionism that you disagree with? Make no mistake, the answer is critically important, because it is exactly this characterization of Zionism that grounded both the USSR’s domestic persecution of its Jewish community, and its international alignment with Arab regimes and terrorist groups.

If the answer is to disagree with this formulation — highly unlikely, given that Corbyn himself was present at dozens of left-wing political gatherings during the 1970s and ’80s where Soviet and Arab antisemitic literature was distributed — then it is a disingenuous one. Because when Corbyn and those in his camp speak and write about the triangle of Jews, Zionism, and Israel, these are the terms in which they think, and have always thought.

That is why Corbyn’s house journal uses terms like “embittered fifth column” to describe their leader’s Jewish opponents — also used by Valery Emelyanov, an official Soviet ideologue, in 1978 to describe the “internal danger” posed by Soviet Jews. It’s why they have no qualms about saying that Jewish leaders opposed to Corbyn have “tasted blood,” despite the associations with the antisemitic blood libel that such a metaphor unleashes; then again, Vladimir Begun, a particularly toxic Soviet antisemite, wrote with great enthusiasm of the “bloodthirstiness” that was inherent in “Zionist gangsterism.”

Given the number of occasions that Corbyn publicly defended the Soviet regime — “The Soviet Union makes far greater nursery provision than this country” (1984), “I do not believe that [the USSR] has ever intended to invade western Europe” (1990) — he was clearly well aware of Moscow’s stance on all the key international matters of the time, as well as its propaganda practices. That doesn’t make him a spy, but it does make him an ideological fellow-traveler. And as The Morning Star has demonstrated by defending Corbyn with an ugly rhetorical assault on British Jews, that Soviet-inspired journey rolls on.

Yisreal Medad: An Exercise in Deconstruction
Deconstruction is a literary term indicating "a critique of the relationship between text and meaning ".

I found this poem, "Everything in Our World Did Not Seem to Fit" by Naomi Shihab Nye here. It is an example of "new Palestinian poetry". Excuse me, "Arab Palestinian poetry". Ms. Nye's family roots are in Sinjil, just down the road from Shiloh where I live.

I realized that here poem is a literal work of deconstruction - of history, of Jewish national identity, of politics and of simple rational logic.

Let's deconstruct that literary work.

Once they started invading us.
Actually, the Arabs invaded Eretz-Yisrael in 638 CE. Moreover, despite the loss of political independence, Jews continued to reside in the Land of Israel, if in small numbers depending on the conditions and crcumstances of the various occupiers.

Taking our houses and trees, drawing lines, pushing us into tiny places.
Throughout the Zionist resettlement enterprise, almost all the land was purchased from its owners.

It wasn’t a bargain or deal or even a real war.
The Arab terror war against Jews in 1920, 1921, 1929, 1936-1939 and the 1947 war was real as were the fedyeen and the PLO's launching in 1964.
Interview with Colonel Richard Kemp
A United Nations report on recent violent clashes along the Israel-Gaza border hasn’t been written yet, but international terrorism expert Richard Kemp already knows it will condemn Israel for defending its borders against armed hordes.

Kemp, a retired British army officer who has watched, and fought against, terrorism around the world for 30 years, will tell an audience in Hamilton Thursday that’s the traditional response of a world community that doesn’t want to face up to terrorism.

In an interview ahead of his appearance, Kemp said the recent attacks on the Gaza border were just the latest phase of ongoing efforts by the terrorist group Hamas to smash the Jewish state.

It’s a campaign built around Hamas’ standard tactic of sprinkling its terrorists among civilians in the hope Israel’s response will result in civilian deaths that can, in turn, spark international outrage against the country.

“By creating a situation of violent disorder, breaking through the fence and attacking Israeli communities Hamas hope to provoke Israel in the hope that Israel’s reaction will result in many of (Hamas’) own people being killed,” he said.

Kemp said the tactic has worked to a degree – even fair-minded citizens around the world who understand a country’s right to defend itself are made uncomfortable by the sight of civilians being shot by Israeli soldiers.

“Even if people are against Israel, most sane people can understand that a country has to respond if it is attacked, if rockets are launched at it or attack tunnels are dug underneath it. Most people can accept that even if they don’t like it,” Kemp said.

“Even if they accept that they can’t understand how a civilized country like Israel can gun down people involved in peaceful demonstrations. We know they’re not peaceful demonstrations, but that is how it’s portrayed.”



New York Times Stumbles in a Strange Front-Page Antisemitism Story
A front-page New York Times news article appears under the headline “U.S. Revives Rutgers Bias Case In New Tack on Anti-Semitism.”

The Times article hypes what it describes as a “significant policy shift.” It claims that the federal education department and its assistant secretary, Kenneth Marcus, “put the weight of the federal government behind a definition of anti-Semitism that targets opponents of Zionism.”

It goes on to claim that the Education Department “adopted a hotly contested definition of anti-Semitism that included ‘denying the Jewish people the right to self-determination’ by, for example, ‘claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor’ and ‘applying double standards by requiring of’ Israel ‘a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation.'”

It’s extremely strange that The New York Times would all of a sudden describe this particular definition of anti-Semitism as “hotly contested.” The Times itself, as recently as this month, published two articles describing the exact same definition as “internationally accepted.”

On September 4, the Times published a Reuters dispatch: “LONDON — Britain’s opposition Labour Party adopted an internationally accepted definition of anti-Semitism on Tuesday.” An Associated Press dispatch published by the Times the same day begins, “LONDON — Britain’s main opposition Labour Party on Tuesday adopted an internationally recognized definition of anti-Semitism.” On July 26, a Times-written article from London also referred to the same definition as “internationally accepted.”

Got that? When the British Labour Party adopts the definition, the Times describes it, accurately, as “internationally accepted.” Yet when the US government tries to enforce the definition on an American college campus, then all of a sudden the Times describes the definition as “hotly contested.” In fact, the definition is internationally accepted everywhere except in The New York Times newsroom, or at least in that portion of it responsible for the Rutgers article.
Sightless in Bethlehem
“Israel made me hate it” has long been a common theme among Jewish critics of Israel. In fact, New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman practically built his career out of it, winning a Pulitzer Prize for a book based on the claim that he was an uncritical supporter of Israel until he covered the 1982 Lebanon war, where he saw outrageous Israeli behavior that changed his mind.

That version of Friedman’s biography turned out to be a fabrication. In 1990, pro-Israel activists revealed that he actually had been a hostile critic of Israel all the way back to his days as a student at Brandeis University, in the early 1970s. He was the leader of a student group that publicly derided Israel’s Labor government for not negotiating with Yasir Arafat, and condemned the Jewish community for protesting against Arafat’s infamous speech at the United Nations.

But back in 1990, before there was an internet, it wasn’t hard for anyone to get away with misrepresenting his biography. The exposure of Friedman’s lies was buried, and he was soon promoted to the position of op-ed columnist for the Times, a perch from which he has bashed Israel on countless occasions.

Now it looks like a new generation is taking up where Friedman left off in the department of creative autobiographical writing. Case in point: Jacob Plitman, the 27 year-old editor of the far-left magazine Jewish Currents.

Recently, a major article in the New York Jewish Week featured Plitman, describing him as being at the center of an “emerging new Jewish left” that is more willing than its elders to criticize Israel. And how did Plitman get to be a critic of Israel? You guessed it—Israel made him hate it.

As a youngster, “his parents sent him to a Young Judea camp.” Plitman “soaked up its messaging on Israel and Zionism,” so much so that he decided to spend his gap year in Israel. And then came The Great Disillusionment.

“His rosy view of Zionism began to change,” the article reported, when Plitman “visited Bethlehem” (interesting choice for a Jewish tourist) “and came face to face with Palestinians for the first time. ‘The things that I saw there were more powerful than my ability to ignore them’,” Plitman told the Jewish Week. As a result, Plitman and his magazine now devote themselves to railing against “the occupation” and “the settlers.”

That’s his version. But I have my suspicions. Here’s why.


Israel among 'shameful' countries abusing human rights activists, according to U.N.
The United Nations on Wednesday listed Israel among 38 "shameful" countries, which it said had carried out reprisals or intimidation against people cooperating with it on human rights, through killings, torture and arbitrary arrests. Allegations of ill-treatment, surveillance, criminalisation, and public stigmatization campaigns targeting victims and human rights defenders were also included on the list.

Israel earned its spot on the list for it's ongoing legal battle against Human Rights Watch representative Omar Shakir, who's visa wasn't extended and who's deportation was ordered last May on the grounds of supporting the BDS movement. Interior minister Deri who ordered the deportation last May said he acted on the recommendation of the Strategic Affairs who had gathered information showing that Shakir “is an active and consistent supporter of boycotting Israel.”

Humans Right Watch challenged the decision and accused Israel of trying to silence criticism on its human right's record and that going after Shakir was an attempt to go after HRW as a whole.

Shakir remains in the country after the Jerusalem District Court backtracked on its original decision to go through with the deportation and the case remains under review.

The UN report did not highlight how it categorized the case against Shakir and why it would place Israel on the "shameful' list.
This Week in Julia Salazar She had a trust fund, her ancestors were Catholic elites, and she has a new version of her conversion story.
A state senate race that was once hailed as a test of the rising strength and power of insurgent socialists has devolved into a full-fledged New York City tabloid circus, featuring charges of lies, identify fraud, theft, and an affair with New York Mets legend Keith Hernandez.

And that was just last week.

Every time the life story of first-time state senate candidate Julia Salazar, 27, seems it can’t get any more convoluted, it does. First, questions were raised about her religious background and political affiliation, after it was revealed she grew up in a Christian family and was a registered Republican who led an anti-abortion group in college before running for office as a Jewish socialist. Then, her self-identification as an immigrant came under fire — she was born in Miami — and her own brother went to town on her claims that she is from a working-class background. Next came revelations of a complex legal dispute with Hernandez’s wife that had led to Salazar being arrested on identity-impersonation charges; she doggedly pursued a defamation countersuit that was ultimately settled in her favor. Amid that story, legal documents surfaced showing her lawyer pointing to “Ms. Salazar trust Account records showing in excess of $600,000” in assets in 2011 and therefore no incentive to steal from Hernandez’s wife.

Now the campaign has confirmed Salazar has had substantial assets held in trust for her. “Julia’s father, who played a very limited role in raising her after her parents’ divorce, was not able to work due to disability in the final years of his life, but on his death in 2009 he left a house and considerable retirement savings; those assets were put in a trust to be divided evenly between Julia and her brother,” campaign spokesman Michael Kinnucan said. “Julia does not have direct access to the trust; the trustee is a relative in Colombia.”

On September 13, Salazar will face off with incumbent Senator Martin Malavé Dilan; the primary winner is all but assured of victory in November.

Salazar’s bid, which has won endorsements from and/or appearances with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cynthia Nixon, and Nina Turner of Bernie Sanders’s Our Revolution, has even drawn attention in her father’s homeland of Colombia, where a genealogist’s findings further undermine her early campaign claims of having come from a working-class mixed Jewish-Christian family and raise questions about how aware of her own Colombian heritage she has sought to be, despite her repeated statements identifying with it. Meanwhile, interviews with the candidate and with Jewish religious leaders show her story about converting to Reform Judaism could not have happened as she has described it to multiple reporters, because the person she now says guided her conversion process was not an ordained rabbi and also was, in any case, not affiliated with Columbia University the year she initially said she converted through the Columbia/Barnard Hillel.

According to Maria Emilia Naranjo Ramos, a genealogist with the Colombian Academy of Genealogy and Historic Academy of Córdoba, the Salazars have for generations been a prosperous family in Colombia that has played a prominent role in civic and political life. Far from being the daughter of struggling immigrants of mixed Jewish-Catholic religious heritage, which early news reports described her as based on her statements and those of her campaign, Julia Salazar is the scion of longtime Latin-American Catholic elites.
Citizens Union drops endorsement of Julia Salazar, citing 'not correct' information about her academic credentials
A good government group has withdrawn its backing of Julia Salazar for state Senate, saying the candidate provided information about her academic credentials that proved to be incorrect.

Citizens Union had previously issued its “preference” — the term the group uses rather than endorsement — for Salazar, whose campaign has been plagued in recent weeks by revelations about misrepresentations of her past religious and political beliefs and her immigration status.

“Citizens Union is hereby rescinding the preference it expressed for Julia Salazar in the Democratic Primary for New York State Senate District 18,” Randy Mastro, the chair of the group, said in a statement. “Salazar recently admitted that the information she originally provided to Citizens Union about her academic credentials was not correct, so Citizens Union has decided to express no preference in this race.”

A campaign spokesman called it an “error in her endorsement application.”

"Julia regrets that an error in her endorsement application led to Citizens Union rescinding its endorsement, but remains committed to working with Citizens Union and others opposed to Albany corruption if elected to take money out of politics and clean up Albany,” he said.

Gillum Aligns With Groups That Support Boycotts of Israel
Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has aligned himself with several prominent anti-Semitic organizations known for promoting boycotts of Jewish goods and individuals, fueling questions about how the Democratic candidate would handle issues of import to the state's large pro-Israel community.

Gillum, who is riding a progressive a wave of young Democrats highly critical of Israel, is running against Rep. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.), a prominent Israel supporter. The Democrat has a history of working with several organizations promoting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS, an anti-Semitic movement that seeks to wage economic and political warfare on the Jewish state.

Gillum's open association with these organizations is raising questions in the pro-Israel community, particularly as U.S. states seek to slash ties with BDS organizations and prevent taxpayer funds from supporting these movements. While Gillum has committed to "push back against anti-Israel efforts, like BDS," he has not distanced himself from several organizations leading the charge.

DeSantis, meanwhile, has positioned himself firmly against the BDS movement and is the co-author of legislation that will protect American businesses from being pressured into backing Israel boycotts. The issue is likely to be raised with both candidates as the gubernatorial contest heats up in a state with many Jewish voters.

DeSantis said he is concerned and dismayed by Gillum's ties to radical anti-Israel groups.

"In all my years in Florida, I’ve never seen a candidate for state office who has been as anti-Israel as Andrew Gillum," DeSantis told the Washington Free Beacon in an interview. "He opposes our embassy in Jerusalem, he does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal and indivisible capital, and he even criticizes Israel’s response against Hamas [militants] in May of 2018. His anti-Israel views are part and parcel of his overall far left wing, Democrat socialist agenda. He doesn’t share the values of the vast majority of people in Florida with his position."
Former ambassador to U.N. Prosor writes scathing piece against Corbyn
Prosor wrote that during his tenure as ambassador to the UK from 2007 to 2011, “the extreme-Left had started to dominate debate on Israel, not with rational, legitimate criticism but with irrational, racist hatred. I saw antisemitic poison, tropes of ‘Zionist control,’ being injected from the political fringes into the arteries of British public life. Demonstrations outside my embassy turned violent.”

Prosor said that Corbyn was neither the most charismatic or the smartest of the politicians who attended anti-Israel gatherings at the time, “but he was without doubt one of the most committed. As was his director of strategy, Seamus Milne.”

Corbyn,” according to Prosor, “can’t solve Labour’s antisemitism problem, because he embodies it.” He called the Labour Party leader an “equal opportunities terrorist sympathizer,” saying that whatever the terrorist group – be it the PLO, Hezbollah, or Hamas – they could count on Corbyn’s support as long as their target was Israelis or Jews.

“Corbyn didn’t invent the crank politics of conspiracy theory and Jew-hatred. But he has taken it from the fringe meetings of the far-Left and placed it on the front-benches of the House of Commons,” Prosor wrote.

He concluded: “This is not just an issue for the Labour Party, or for a British Jewish community feeling threatened and vulnerable. Corbyn is an embarrassment for Britain. Around the world, all who, as I do, love and admire Britain are watching and hoping that the British public, famed for their decency, tolerance and sense of fair play, stand together and say, enough is enough.”
Top Corbyn aide said working in parliament despite rejected security clearance
A top aide to UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was refused clearance required to work in parliament over security concerns but has worked there regularly anyway, entering with the help of other staff members, Huffington Post UK reported Wednesday.

Corbyn’s private secretary Iram Awan was hired in late 2017 but was denied clearance due to concerns by security services over her associates, the report said. There were no details on who those associates were or how they could compromise security.

Despite this, Awan has regularly been working in the Commons, the report said, with other Labour staffers routinely meeting her at the entrance and waving her in to security personnel, apparently as a supposed visitor. The report alleged that this behavior has been practiced for the past nine months.

“Visitor passes are for visitors only,” a parliament spokesperson told the news site. “They cannot be used to carry out work on the parliamentary estate. While we are unable to comment on specific cases, any alleged breach of the rules on passes will be investigated by the House authorities.”

The report said little is known of Awan, but noted that she has donated to Helping Households Under Great Stress, a group that seeks to “provide financial, emotional, and practical support and advice to Muslim households impacted by counter-terrorism, national security and extremism-related laws, policies and procedures in the UK and abroad.”
Another Top Corbyn Aide Working Without Security Clearance
Another top Corbyn adviser, Andrew Murray, has reportedly been working in the Labour Leader’s Commons office for eight months without the required security clearance. His application has been pending for over a year..

Andrew Murray was a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain until he joined Labour two years ago.

A quick glance at the parliamentary pass application form might explain why so many of Corbyn’s team have been having trouble. Question 30 asks if applicants have ever been associated with people or groups who have “intended to overthrow or undermine Parliamentary democracy by political, industrial, or violent means?” A number of Corbyn’s top team are probably going to need more than half a page to give full details on that one…
British MP of Palestinian Descent Condemns “anti-Semitic” Posters, as Labour Party Investigates Infiltration by Iran
A British Member of Parliament of Palestinian Arab descent has denounced the defacing of bus-stops in London with “Israel is a racist endeavour” posters as “blatantly anti-Semitic,” The Jewish Chronicle reported Thursday.

Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran, who represents Oxford West and Abingdon, told the BBC: “I’m a Palestinian… The fact that this has come from a group that purportedly is speaking for Palestinians, I take great offence at myself, because I think it is blatantly antisemitic.” She clarified that “there are extremes in the Israeli government… But to say that an entire country is racist is entirely wrong.”

Moran was responding to comments made by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, a close ally of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who stated that “It is not at all anti-Semitic to describe a state as racist.”

The posters were meant to mock the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism, which Labour reluctantly adopted in full last week with a caveat vowing “free speech” on Israel. The IHRA definition, which gives calling “a state of Israel… a racist endeavour” as an example of anti-Semitism.
Why Rachel Shabi's 'alliance of colour' will go nowhere
Our token Mizrahi Corbynista has been gracing the columns of the Guardian as a pundit commentating on local politics. But on the question of the antisemitism rampant in the far-left of the UK Labour party, a note of anguish has been creeping into our Shabi's writings.
Rachel Shabi

In response to a Labour centrist MP's charge that Labour is 'institutionally racist', her latest piece acknowledges that antisemitism is a real problem in Jeremy Corbyn's faction. What about anti-Zionism? Is there such a thing as antisemitic anti-Zionism? 'Zionism is both racist and anti-racist', she fence-sits unhelpfully, despite having written a book portraying Mizrahim as victims of Israel's Ashkenazi establishment.

She finds the view common among leftwing ideologues that Jews are 'white' allies of the Christian West to be wrong. "We are a racialised minority' she protests. She herself is a Mizrahi Jew of Iraqi origin.

Her answer is to start a Jewish-black-Asian-Muslim alliance that would relaunch Jews as 'people of colour'. This alliance is not based on shared Judeo-Christian values. 'If there is a historic sharing of values it is a Jewish-Muslim one,' she writes.
Corbyn in 2015 – let British jihadis travel to Syria
Jeremy Corbyn’s antisemitic record has been under scrutiny for several weeks now, and rightly so. But let’s not forget other issues which are important, starting with our own national security.

He should never be entrusted with the security of the United Kingdom. It would be seriously endangered.

Look back to early 2015. Islamic State was on the march. No wonder – its strength and confidence had been boosted by a big influx of foreign fighters from Europe. They included Britain’s very own “Jihadi John”, who began his beheading spree in 2014.

Those fighters were a top priority for Western intelligence services, in large part because there were fears they could return to the West deeply indoctrinated, highly trained, and ready to carry out devastating terrorist attacks.

Jeremy Corbyn was asked about this issue at the time. He didn’t sound very convinced.
UK's Corbyn stuns by blasting Hungarian PM for anti-Semitism
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn accused Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban of "pandering to anti-Semitism" ahead of a vote in the European Parliament over whether to censure Hungary for breaching core EU values.

Corbyn, himself under fire for rampant anti-Semitism in his party and for his own anti-Israel and anti-Semitic comments, stunned with a tweet on Tuesday that said, "Labour MEPs will vote to hold Viktor Orban's government in Hungary to account. The Conservatives must do the same, and [British Prime Minister] Theresa May should condemn his attacks on judicial and media independence, denial of refugee rights, and pandering to anti-Semitism and Islamophobia."

Labour has been battling accusations of anti-Semitism for months, and Corbyn has previously apologized for what he has described as "pockets" of anti-Semitism in his party.

Former U.K. Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has called Corbyn an anti-Semite and said comments revealed last week that Corbyn made about British Zionists five years ago were the most offensive by a senior U.K. politician in half a century.
Anti-Israel Satmar group forges UK rabbis’ pro-Corbyn letter
A hassidic group disseminated a letter in support of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has come under fire for supporting antisemites, in which the signatures of haredi leaders in the UK were forged.

The Jewish Community Council of North London tweeted overnight Tuesday to “confirm and clarify this letter is fake and bears no authority from any of the assigned names.”


The letter, purportedly from the leadership of London’s haredi umbrella organization, the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, claims to have the support of the UOHC’s Principal Rabbinical Authority Ephraim Padwa, Senior Dayan (religious court judge) S. Friedman, and 27 others.
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US takes on anti-Israel BDS activities on university campuses
The U.S. Education Department's Office of Civil Rights has decided to adopt the international definition of anti-Semitism, which defines Judaism not only as a religion but also an ethnicity and includes holding Jews responsible for Israel's actions as a form of anti-Semitism, Israel Hayom learned Wednesday.

According to a letter written by Assistant Education Secretary for Civil Rights Kenneth L. Marcus to the Zionist Organization of America, anyone who acts "to deny the right of the Jewish people to self-determination, on the grounds that the State of Israel's existence is a racist endeavor" or applies double standards to Israel that it does not apply to any other democratic country will be deemed an anti-Semite.

The ZOA lauded what it called the "groundbreaking decision," saying, "This definition accurately addresses how anti-Semitism is expressed today; it recognizes that Jew-hatred can be camouflaged as anti-Israelism or anti-Zionism. The OCR is not only reassessing the evidence already in the record; the agency is also going to determine whether a hostile environment for Jewish students currently exists at Rutgers [University]."

Pro-Palestinian activists in the United States have warned the move will hinder pro-Palestinian efforts as any such activity will be deemed anti-Semitic.
Daphne Anson: Rogues with a Brogue
In Belfast on Tuesday, heavily outnumbering pro-Israel counter-protesters, dozens of raucous members of an outfit calling itself BDS Ireland (part of part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement along with Sinn Fein) yell their opposition to Northern Ireland's first friendly football match against Israel in Windsor Park. Over 5,000 Israel-haters signed a petition demanding the match's cancellation, but the match went ahead, the home team winning by 3 goals to nil.


Footballer James Rodríguez Caves In To Israel Haters After Being Subjected to Online Abuse
Colombian footballer James Rodríguez, considered one of the best players of his generation, was recently in Israel. And he wanted his almost 100 million (!) followers on social media to know just how amazing it is here. So he posted the following on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

The Israeli flag triggered the haters, resulting in the young footballer being subjected to a barrage of hate – which he clearly was not prepared for. Unfortunately, he caved in, and replaced the tweet and postings with the identical picture and wording, sans Israeli flag.

Interestingly enough, his next posting is still up, despite clearly identifying Israel and not “Palestine.”
Honest Reporting: Surf’s Up in Gaza: Riding the Anti-Israel Wave
In a long and somewhat labyrinthine article in The Independent, author and academic Andy Martin focuses on a documentary film about a Palestinian surfing club in Gaza.

Feeding the prejudices of The Independent’s readership, every activity in Gaza, even leisure, is turned into an opportunity to attack Israel and spread inaccuracies and falsehoods.

Martin makes it crystal-clear what he thinks about Israel:
Set aside the whole dubious history of Israel, the events of 1948 that the Palestinians refer to as the Nakba (or “Catastrophe”), the Six Day War, the occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the continued imperial expansion and slow-motion ethnic cleansing known euphemistically as “settlement”. Even set aside, most recently, the “Nation State” law that spells out, reiterates and reinforces a condition of apartheid. Do you want to know the final straw? They won’t allow surfboards into Gaza. They are obviously part of some sinister Hamas-inspired conspiracy. They may exhibit coded subversive messages on stickers applied to their decks, such as “Life’s a beach”, or “Surf’s Up, Dude”.

Are surfboards “illegal” in Gaza?

So let’s set aside the whole dubious references to “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid” that Martin casually tosses into the water and deal with his allegations regarding surfboards. Are they really “illegal” in Gaza as the article and the headline suggest?
Merkel: ‘No excuse’ for far-right violence, attack on kosher restaurant
Chancellor Angela Merkel assured parliament Wednesday she takes seriously Germans’ concerns about crimes committed by migrants and pledged a strong response, but condemned recent demonstrations as “hateful,” saying there is “no excuse” for expressions of hate, Nazi sympathies or violence in response.

The comments come after the killing of a German man for which an Iraqi and a Syrian have been arrested prompted days of anti-migrant protests in the eastern German city of Chemnitz that at times turned violent.

Neo-Nazis were seen giving the stiff-armed Hitler salute in the largest demonstration, the day after the killing, which attracted some 6,000 people, and on the sidelines of the protest masked men threw stones and bottles at a kosher restaurant yelling “Jewish pig, get out of Germany.”

The day before, in spontaneous protests by hundreds immediately after the killing, several foreigners were attacked and injured in the streets.

Merkel assured lawmakers that her government was equally aware of its responsibility to take the wider concerns of the public seriously, and that it was working with “all resolution” on the issue.

“We are especially troubled by the severe crimes in which the alleged perpetrators were asylum-seekers,” she said. “This shocks us… (and) such crimes must be investigated, the perpetrators have to be taken to court and punished with the severity of the law.”
Pig guts thrown at office of Australian lawmaker whose wife is Jewish
The district office of an Australian member of Parliament whose wife is Jewish was targeted by racists who threw pig’s entrails at the front door.

The early Wednesday morning attack follows an earlier attack by the neo-Nazi group Antipodean Resistance on September 1 on another office belonging to the same MP, Labor lawmaker Mike Kelly, in which the group plastered swastika stickers on the door.

Mike Kelly’s wife is Jewish.

The attack involving the pig’s entrails took place in the New South Wales city of Queanbeyan, located just 10 miles from Australia’s capital Canberra. The swastika attack took place in the coastal town of Bega, 135 miles from Queanbeyan.

A former military attorney, Col. Mike Kelly joined the Australian military serving in Somalia, East Timor and Bosnia, and was among senior Australian military personnel who served in the Iraq War. In 1993, he was awarded the Chief of the General Staff Commendation.

“The series of attacks directed at my electorate offices are evidence of the need for constant vigilance and the confrontation of extremist groups in our country,” Kelly told JTA.

“If the perpetrators think that they will intimidate me into refraining from defending Israel or supporting our Jewish community they are deluded,” Kelly said. “Actions like this only spur me to greater efforts and commitment. I have faced much worse threats in my Army career and I will continue to fight racism and ignorance wherever I find it.”
Database helps Jewish families obtain properties' restitution in Poland
In the small park behind the only synagogue in this city to have survived World War II, Yoram Sztykgold looks around with a perplexed expression.

An 82-year-old retired architect, Sztykgold immigrated to Israel after surviving the Holocaust in Poland. He tries in vain to recognize something from what used to be his childhood home.

“It’s no use,” he says after a while. “To me this could be anywhere.”

Sztykgold’s unfamiliarity with the part of Grzybowska Street where he spent his earliest years is not due to any memory loss. Like most of Warsaw, his parents’ apartment building was completely bombed out during the war and leveled, along with the rest of the street. His former home is now a placid park that is a favorite hangout for mothers pushing baby carriages and pensioners his age.

The dramatic changes in Warsaw’s landscape have bedeviled efforts for decades to obtain restitution for privately owned properties like Sztykgold’s childhood home, making it difficult for survivors like him to identify assets that may have belonged to their families.

But for many restitution claimants in the capital, identifying assets will become easier thanks to a recent breakthrough with an unlikely source: the establishment of a first-of-its-kind searchable database. Users need only type in the name of their family to obtain a complete overview of all the assets they may claim under a new restitution drive in Warsaw.
Israel’s Ride Vision plans to make motorcycling safer
As the race heats up toward the launch of autonomous vehicles, state-of-the-art technologies like ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) are being designed to prevent collisions. But motorcycles have been largely overlooked in the process.

According to a 2018 US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, fatalities in traffic crashes occur nearly 28 times more frequently for motorcycles than for passenger car occupants, and motorcycle drivers comprise 17 percent of all driver- and passenger-related fatalities. There were 5,286 fatal motorcycle crashes in 2016 in the US, a 5.1 percent increase from 2015, according to NHTSA.

Uri Lavi and Lior Cohen are avid motorcycle riders who want to bring computer safety smarts to two-wheelers. Their company Ride Vision just raised a $2.5 million seed round from YL Ventures for its patented CAT (Collision Aversion Technology) for motorcycles.

Lavi and Cohen previously worked together in Israel’s homeland security industry. Lavi went on to become CEO of PicScout and brought in Cohen to serve as VP of R&D.

PicScout developed a technology for identifying images on the web that may have been used or modified without permission and then notifying the copyright owners. The company was acquired in 2011 by Getty Images for $20 million.

Lavi and Cohen gained expertise in technologies such as artificial intelligence, neural networks, computer vision and threat detection that is relevant in their newest venture, though it is quite different.
’70s rock band America heading to Israel to ‘give everyone a night off’
When Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley of the soft rock band America finally arrive in Israel for their long-planned October 9 and 10 performances in Caesarea, they intend to not only entertain the crowds, but also to learn a little about the country.

“We’re all geared up to see stuff,” said Bunnell, who splits his time between homes in Wisconsin and Los Angeles, and has never been to Israel.

Bunnell, 66, and Beckley, 65, are two of the original members of the 1970s-era band, which has been performing continuously since it began as a high school cover band.

They had planned to perform in Israel in the summer of 2014, but canceled due to the conflict in Gaza.

Even now, said Bunnell, speaking from his lakeside home in Wisconsin, he doesn’t know that much about Israel and its political situation.

“Every place has their issues, and I have to profess, I’m not versed in Israel,” he said. “I obviously follow the news, but the region is new to me. It’s just a matter of us going in with our eyes wide open and enjoying it. Our job is to entertain people; we’ve always made that point.”
Kim Kardashian signs deal with Israeli eyewear company
World-famous supermodel and reality TV star Kim Kardashian West will be heading back to Israel next year.

Israeli sunglasses company Carolina Lemke Berlin announced Wednesday that Kardashian West has signed a deal to join Bar Refaeli - the face of the brand - in an upcoming collaboration.

Supermodel and reality TV star Kim Kardashian West will be heading back to Israel next year.

Israeli sunglasses company Carolina Lemke Berlin announced Wednesday that Kardashian West has signed a deal to join Bar Refaeli – the face of the brand – in an upcoming collaboration.

The supermodel will fly to Israel in March “for a visit as part of our cooperation,” the company said. In addition to appearing in advertisements for the brand, Kardashian West will also design her own line of glasses for a limited-edition series sold by Carolina Lemke.

In a press release on Wednesday, the company said it selected Kardashian West, “the most famous woman in the United States, to be the face of the brand for at least two years, beginning in summer 2019.” The company said it will also be launching a website aimed at selling its products in the United States. Until now, the brand has been focused on Israel and Europe.
Afghan man sends gravely ill kids to heart center in Israel
Noorina is five years old and lives in Afghanistan. In July, her father brought her to Israel for lifesaving heart surgery arranged by Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), an Israeli medical charity based at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon.

When she is older, Noorina may be surprised to learn that an Afghan stranger willingly put himself and his family at risk to give her the gift of health.

Noorina was the fifth child from Afghanistan sent to SACH through the efforts of that same young Muslim father, who asked ISRAEL21c to call him Jangzapali, a pseudonym to hide his true identity.

“Jangzapali,” he explains, “means ‘victim of war.’”

Jangzapali is involved in all types of charity work and has built up an international social-media network over the past few years. Children needing urgent medical care are his top priority.

“Almost 10,000 [medical need] cases are registered with the Afghan Red Crescent. They are unable to do all cases, so through our broad network on social media, we arrange surgery for poor children in Afghanistan or India. For complicated cases they cannot handle, we work with Save a Child’s Heart,” he says.
Artist turns Kassam rockets into flowers and mezuzahs
Holding aloft a missile fragment, Gaza-area artist Yaron Bob explains to a Kann interviewer that not long ago the projectile had penetrated an Israeli car.

"The incredible Iron Dome is Israel's missile defense system. When rockets are fired into Israel, the Iron Dome shoots a missile to intercept the rocket, preventing destruction and the murder of innocent lives," says the description of one item on Bob's website.

"Bring Israel's heavenly protection into your home with this limited-edition Mezuzah made from an actual Iron Dome missile!"

"I cut it into rectangles, polish it, and craft the mezuzot. My mezuzot get grabbed up all over the world. They cost between $150-200."

Asked how much profit he can extract from a single Kassam missile, Bob makes a quick calculation and answers "About $2,000 per Kassam."

A tour of his storage area reveals a representative variety of the weapons constantly aimed at Israel's children: "Here are rockets that fell a month ago; this one's a 120mm, this one's a Grad. Wanna see a whole Grad?" he asks deferentially, and lifts one from the pile. "Made in China," he says. "This one here fell in Dimona."

The interviewer asks Bob,"How do you have all these types?" and Bob retorts, "How do they?"




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The White House is unable to extricate itself from the war in Syria. President Trump is hindered both by the self-proclaimed « stable state » (according to the anonymous op ed in the New York Times), which continues to pursue the Rumsfeld-Cebrowski strategy, and by the reactivated ambitions of his Israëli, French, British and Turkish allies. The logic of these interests could displace the war instead of resolving it.
Although the White House and Russia have agreed to end the proxy war fought by jihadists in Syria, peace is a long time coming. Why?

Why is there a war against Syria?

Contrary to the idea carefully sown by seven years of propaganda, the war against Syria is not a « revolution which went wrong ». It was decided by the Pentagon in September 2001, then prepared for many years, admittedly with a few difficulties.
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The preparation of the war is explained in depth in Thierry Meyssan’s latest book. It is already available in French, Spanish, Russian and Turkish. It will be published in September in English, Arab and Italian.
A reminder of the main stages of the planning of the war:
- In September 2001, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld adopted the strategy of Admiral Arthur Cebrowski, which specified that the state structures of half of the world had to be destroyed. For those states whose economy is globalised, the United States would control the access to the natural resources of those regions not connected to the global economy. The Pentagon commenced its work by « remodelling » the « Greater Middle East » [1].
- On 12 December 2003, George Bush Jr. signed the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act. From that moment on, the President of the United States enjoyed the right to go to war with Syria without having to ask Congress for approval [2].
- The Lebanese civil war (1978-90) ended with the Taif Agreement. At the request of the Arab League, and with the approbation of the UN Security Council, the Syrian Arab Army came to the assistance of the Lebanese army in disarming the militias, then, acting as a Peace Force, stabilised the country. Thereafter, Israël accused Syria of having occupied Lebanon, which makes no sense at all. [3]
- In 2004, during the summit of the Arab League in Tunis, President Ben Ali attempted to push through a motion authorising the League to legitimise the use of force against member states who refused to respect the League’s brand new Human Rights Charter.
- In 2005, the CIA organised the Cedar revolution in Lebanon. By assassinating Sunni leader Rafic Hariri and blaming the Christian President of Lebanon and the Alaouite President of Syria, they hoped to trigger a Sunni uprising against the Syrian Peace Forces. With the Marines ready to disembark in Beïrut, Syria withdrew on its own initiative, and the tension was dissipated [4].
- In 2006, Dick Cheney tasked his daughter Liz with creating the « Iran Syria Policy and Operations Group ». They organised the Israeli attack against Hezbollah, thinking that they would be unable to resist for long. US Marines were then intended to disembark in Beïrut and continue their march of « liberation » on Damascus. However, the operation failed, and after 33 days of combat, Israël had to retreat [5].
- In 2008, Washington once again tried to create conflict with Lebanon as its flash point. Prime Minister Fouad Siniora decided to cut the internal communications of the Resistance and to interrupt air transport with Teheran. Within a few hours, Hezbollah had inverted the Western military system and replaced all of its infrastructures.
- In 2010, Washington adopted the strategy of « leading from behind ». The Obama administration handed the attacks on Libya and Syria to France and the United Kingdom respectively (Lancaster House agreements).
- In 2011, beginning of military operations in Syria.
It is therefore absurd to speak of the war against Syria as a spontaneous event sui generis [6].
Indirect war
The original feature of the war against Syria is that although it was declared by states (the « Friends of Syria »), it was in reality fought almost exclusively by non-state armies, the jihadists.
During the seven years of this war, more than 250,000 combatants arrived from overseas to fight against the Syrian Arab Republic. They were without doubt little more than cannon fodder, and insufficiently trained, but during the first four years of the conflict, these soldiers were better armed than the Syrian Arab Army. The most important arms traffic in History was organised in order to keep the jihadists supplied with war materials [7].
The Western powers had not used mercenaries on this scale since the European Renaissance [8].
It is therefore absurd to speak of a « revolution that went wrong ».
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A war supervised by allies who have their own objectives

By asking Israël to attack Lebanon on their behalf, then by handing over the wars on Libya and Syria to France and the United Kingdom, and finally by using the NATO installations in Turkey, the Pentagon allowed its plan to be confounded by its allies.
Just as in all wars, the leading country has to promise its obedient allies that they will be awarded a return on their investment. However, with the entry of Russia into the war, Western victory became impossible. Every one of the United States allies turned progressively back towards its own strategy in the region. With time, the war objectives of the allies gained the upper hand over those of the United States, who refused to invest as much as they should have done, militarily speaking.
Israël
Pursuing the colonial ideology of some of its founding fathers, Israël implemented a policy of division intended to split its larger neighbours into a collection of small countries which were to be ethnically or religiously homogeneous. It therefore supported – in vain – the division of Lebanon into two states, one Muslim and one Christian, or again the creation of a Kurdistan in Iraq, then later in Syria. We do not have the Israëli strategic documents, but retrospectively, the line followed by Tel-Aviv corresponds to the « Yinon plan » of 1982 [9] or that of the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies of 1996 [10].
The Israëli strategy stayed within the limits of the « remodelling of the Greater Middle East » designed by Rumsfeld and Cebrowski. However, it did not have anything like the same objective – the Pentagon wanted to control the access to the region’s riches by the developed countries, while Israël wanted to ensure that none of its neighbours could become strong enough to challenge it.
The United Kingdom and France
The United Kingdom and France fell back on their colonial policy, as it was defined at the moment of the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the division of the Middle East (the Sykes-Picot agreements).
The British used a replay of the « Great Arab Revolt of 1915 » that Lawrence of Arabia had set up against the Ottomans. At that time, they had promised freedom to all Arabs if they would throw off the shackles of the Ottoman Empire and place the Wahhabites in power, This time they promised freedom if they would overthrow all their national governments and replace them with the Muslim Brotherhood. But neither in 1915, when the British Empire replaced the Ottoman Empire, nor in 2011, did the Arabs find their liberty. That was the « Arab Spring » plan of 2011 [11].
The French were seeking to re-establish the mandate on Syria which had been handed to them by the League of Nations. This was explained by Picot’s great-nephew (as in the Sykes-Picot agreements), ex- President Giscard d’Estaing [12]. And that is what President Hollande demanded during his visit to the United Nations, in September 2015. Just as in 1921, when France stood for the ethnic separation of the Kurds from the Arabs, it therefore defended the creation of a Kurdistan, not on its historic territory in Turkey, but anywhere, so long as it was on Arab land in Syria.
Turkey
As for Turkey, it dreamed of realising the promise of its founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the « National Pact » (Misak-ı Millî) [13], adopted by the Ottoman Parliament on 12 February 1920. Its intention was to annex Northern Syria, including Aleppo, and also to eliminate the Christians, including the Catholics in Maaloula and the Armenians in Kessab.
Turkey entered into conflict with the other allies – with the Israëlis because they sought to annex Northern Syria rather than making it autonomous – with the British because they wanted to re-establish the Ottoman Caliphate – and with the French because they sought to create an independent Kurdistan in Syria. Above all, it entered into conflict with the United States themselves because they made no secret of wanting to destroy Syria after having dismantled it [14].

How to escape from this war?

After seven years of combat, the Syrian state is still standing. The Syrian Arab Republic and its allies, Russia, Iran and the Hezbollah, are victorious. The foreign armies (the jihadists) have suffered a crushing defeat, but not their commanders – the United States, Israël, the United Kingdom, France and Turkey.
Not only has the war re-awoken the ambitions of the beginning of the 20th century, but none of the protagonists who have not paid for their defeat in blood are ready to abandon the fight.
It may seem stupid to want to start over with a war which has already been lost by the jihadists. The presence of the Russian army makes impossible any direct confrontation. Far from being eliminated, the Syrian population is now battle-hardened, ready to suffer even more hardship, and is much better armed than before. Above all, it has given the situation some serious thought, and is less manipulable than it was in 2011. However, just as before, Western political rhetoric has once again taken up its refrain « Bachar must go ».
Logically, therefore, the conflict will have to start again on another battle-field. While in the past, Admiral Cebrowski had planned to take the next stage of the war to Central Asia and the South-East, his successors will first have to finish the job in the Greater Middle East. They are currently studying the possibility of relighting the fire in Iraq, as we see with the spectacular about-face of the Rohani administration and the riots in Bassorah.


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While Russia's military exercises sound a western alarm, blunt reality offers better advice.

A T-50 prototype for the Su-57 flies at the MAKS 2011 air show. Wikicommons/ Alex Beltyukov . Some rights reserved.

Russia’s massive Vostok-2018 military exercises from 11-17 September are receiving much attention in the western media, all too easily conjuring a spectre of the Russian bear once again ready to pounce on a weakened west. The involvement of neighbouring China adds an extra frisson. The height of this coverage lies in tabloid reports in Britain that the wargames include the deployment of 36,000 tanks: quite an achievement when authoritative sources put the Russian army's total at 2,700 (see The Military Balance, IISS, 2017).

Some of the figures mislead: 36,000, for example, refers to each item of army equipment, whether small or tank-sized, which somewhat alters the scale. That said, Vostok-2018 – the word denoting "East", as in the city of Vladivostok – is indeed an exceptionally large operation, about twice the size of the last such exercise in 2014. But is this a display by a global military superpower, a retread of its Soviet predecessor? In considering this question, a degree of perspective is essential.   

A useful reference-point is Russia's five-day war with Georgia in August 2008, which – despite Moscow's success – exposed such failings that Vladimir Putin and the military leadership decided to accelerate the armed forces' modernisation. High oil prices favourable to Russia's energy-centred economy had already allowed improvement in specialisation of functions; now training and equipment were seen as priorities. A decade later the relative success of these upgrades is clear, but caution is needed in assessing exactly how efficient and capable Russia's military have become. 

The point is reinforced by the story of the deployment in January 2017 of Russia’s sole aircraft-carrier to Syria, its twelve strike-aircraft tasked with joining Moscow's air-war on the side of Bashar al-Assad’s regime. The Admiral Kuznetsov received huge media coverage in Britain when it sailed near England's southeast coast on the route to the eastern Mediterranean( see "Britain's military: costs of failure, symbols of vanity", 26 January 2018). 

In the event, two of the ship's planes were quickly lost to malfunctions, and most of the rest were then flown off the ageing carrier to a Russian airbase in order to continue their raids. The messy reality, in other words, was far from the media depiction of a sinisterly powerful danger (see "The mystery of the Russian planes that never were", 22 February 2018).

A more accurate estimate of Russia’s military capabilities must take both the country's economy and the specifities of military policy into account. The vast country's population is just over 140 million, with a GDP around twelfth in the world. For comparison, its GDP is a third smaller than the United Kingdom's, though it has over twice the number of people. But if it is outside the top ten of major economies, Russia's per-capita military spending is a good deal higher than any European member of Nato, while its annual military budget is broadly similar to the UK's.

Russia has strong assets. It has maintained substantial nuclear forces, undertaken military adventures in Crimea (2014) and Syria (2015), prioritised special forces, and developed the practice of "hybrid warfare". In its own terms this is a considerable record, but it does not equate to a transformation that brings Russia's capabilities to parity with the west's. The funds have simply not been available. A prime example is the decline of the Pacific fleet, once powerful but now also ageing and with a tempo of activity to match. Some of its components, however, may be participating .

One complex, two branches

Two further examples illustrate the need for caution, the first being Russia's satellite-based intelligence gathering. The immediate post-cold war period saw a marked decline in Russia’s satellite capabilities, which recent efforts have not yet remedied. Bart Hendrickx described the satellite fleet in Jane’s Intelligence Review as “small and increasingly outdated”, concluding that “Russia’s ability to conduct satellite-based intelligence is likely to remain significantly behind that of its major power rivals for at least the next five years”.

The second example, even more indicative, is the fate of Russia’s most advanced strike-aircraft, the Sukhoi-57. This has been widely heralded as Russia’s first fifth-generation aircraft, intended to be a match for the United States's F-22 that is already being operated by the US airforce and marine corps.  

A few months ago, two SU-57s were observed at a Russian base in Syria, inviting the assumption that they were already operational. More likely, as suggested by later analysis, was that their presence was to showcase the aircraft in pursuit of export orders. Nonetheless the British tabloids went full steam ahead about the new Russian threat (see "Moscow's armourers and British tabloids", 2 March 2018).

With characteristic emphasis, the Daily Express announced "Russia's war WARNING: Putin's fearsome Su-57 stealth fighters SPOTTED being unleashed - VLADIMIR Putin has sent his fearsome new state-of-the-art Su-57 stealth fighters for combat trials in the Syrian war zone"  The Daily Star echoed the approach with "Putin’s SECRET WEAPON: Russia unveils new ‘Ghost’ stealth fighter jet - VLADIMIR Putin has flexed his military muscles once again – revealing the country’s first ever stealth fighter jet”.

The more elevated Daily Telegraph highlighted the aspect of great-power competition – “It’s Russia’s answer to the United States’ cutting-edge F-22 'Raptor' stealth fighter” – to offer some background perspective: “Now, more than 15 years after the F-22 entered service, Russia is on the brink of pitting the best its military aviation industry can offer against its rival in Syria.”

Against such high-volume warnings, the news that the Su-57 will not go into serial production has received far less attention. Put more bluntly, the whole programme has been cancelled. There are other similar cases: neither the advanced Armata tank nor the Armata-based Kurganets infantry fighting vehicle will be produced in bulk, as the combined production run amounts to only 132, not the thousands initially proposed.

That Moscow's new weapons programmes can be abandoned or cut, or that its military operations are vulnerable to setbacks, do not undermine Russia's status a significant military power. Russia’s military under Putin have been adept at expanding their abilities. If the economy improves, the defence establishment will surely push hard for a good share of the proceeds.

But the evidence also suggests that the western branch of the worldwide military-industrial complex tends to exaggerate the Russian threat in the interest of new orders and big profits. When alarmism about Russia is routine, that must be kept in mind. But so too is the certainty that the Russian branch of this complex, if perhaps on a smaller scale and over a longer period, will be playing the same game.  

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"L-O-V-E" is a jazz song written by Bert Kaempfert and Milt Gabler for American singer-pianist Nat King Cole's 1965 album L-O-V-E (the last album released before Cole's death on February 15, 1965). The song had already been an instrumental track on Kaempfert's Blue Midnight album in 1964. Nat King Cole also recorded L-O-V-E in Italian, French, German and Japanese. I wanted to make a love offering for Valentine's Day. This seems a goody http://conservativeweasel.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/love-nat-king-cole.html


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Some things should not happen, but they do. Iran is backing terror around the world, including NK. NK have not developed nuclear weapons by accident. But to be fair, Iran did not give NK the technology to pin a flag on the sun. That was entirely home grown. 

Proposed citizenship reform is revealed to be a fad which does not address issues. The so called reform is to have new citizens competent in English. But the issue is law breaking among new immigrants, not bad grammar. 

A Californian writer, Richard Stockton, posts a series of lies about Australia's history regarding Aboriginals. Among his claims is one that the "stolen generations" began in 1830's. In fact, ten people have not been identified as 'stolen' since 1788. Everyone born in  1830 is now dead. Europeans are not to blame for that. Diseases that vectored from Europe were terrible. But settlers often tried to care for and help Aboriginals and the reason why any Aboriginal culture is known today is because some early settlers and missionaries tried to help, not murder. But sadly, the Aboriginal industry of today exploits Aboriginal peoples for political ends, victimising Aboriginal peoples, even as that industry claims to help. 

A 19 yo Chicago teen is found dead in a freezer. Apparently too intoxicated to have gotten in without help. Searchers were prevented from looking while she was alive. 

US state department still seems gripped with anti semitic positions. What will the ground look like when Trump has drained the swamp? 

Dan Andrews spends hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money on his personal Facebook Page, boosting posts. What else is he spending big on? 

Special laws are being touted to prevent debate on Same sex marriage ahead of the postal vote. NSW Liberal government working through fair trading move to prevent elderly people from being exploited with retirement home contracts. 

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.
































=== from 2016 === 
We must vote for Hillary now, before she collapses completely. Don't worry about today's mishap. What happened was Harambe needed to talk to her about the direction her campaign is taking. Everything is good now. She won't need to stay with Harambe until after she is elected.
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Abbott's brilliance is in stark contrast to Turnbull's much-vaunted intelligence
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David Morrison seems to represent the finest values of the Turnbull administration. He doesn't seem agile, or smart. He doesn't seem to be the same one invited to the party. But he stands for something. 'Be all you can be' applies to him, except competent or responsible.
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Is this pre plebiscite stance of Bill the same he will adopt at Plebiscite, or, as with last election, is he saying something different now, to what he will do then?
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vote for Clinton is a vote for hatred, for class envy, for division. Clinton wants to divide USA. Trump wants to unite USA. Trump wants to make America great again. If you vote, let that inform your decision.
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If I had superannuation, I'd be angry on my behalf. Instead, I shake my head at the injustice a conservative Liberal Government is inflicting on her supporters.
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Tim Flannery is often misquoted about rain. He meant money. If you support AGW, you'll never have money again.
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And they say Dan Andrews is not a community organiser?

If Dan Andrews was not involved, how come the juvenile prisons are so bad?
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Michael Kroger was asked about this on Sky this morning. His answer was loyal and masterful. "I think the Turnbull government has been good. I have heard others talk about achievement, but the Abbott government followed from an ALP administration and they needed to make more changes. Turnbull followed a Liberal government and change wasn't needed."

Change wasn't needed. Except the Liberal Party were desperate to end Turnbull's undermining.

I posted on that and was told by one person that Turnbull was more popular now than Abbott ever was. I asked the person about their view. Turns out they don't like the Liberal Party. Turnbull is the leader for the Liberals if you don't like that party.
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Don't call it aid. It is Turnbull dollars. Aid is used to prop up corrupt governments. Turnbull dollars go straight to the source. Aid money is diverted by terrorists. Turnbull dollars will never be diverted from terrorists. Turnbull dollars are the smart, agile currency that literally slips through fingers.
For some, at the moment, the Sex Party has more credibility. 
=== from 2015 ===
 None for 2015 .. because of Melbourne promotional trip
From 2014
Oscar Pistorius acquitted of murder. A grave injustice has happened with this verdict, as yet incomplete. Pistorius murdered his girlfriend. He just wasn't convicted of it. Shades of OJ Simpson's unfair acquittal. Today is the anniversary of Steve Biko's death from an evil apartheid regime. Injustice is injustice for all time. One feels for Reeva's loved ones. A cohabiting couple must be assumed to be aware of each other's presence. A gun owner has a greater responsibility for the safe operation of the weapon. The argument that the prosecution could not prove so beyond a reasonable doubt is wrong. Had Oscar had less support, as with a normal person, he would not have been able to argue as he has. The evidence would have been deemed conclusive. It will be a complete disgrace if Pistorius ever participates in elite sport again, or gets less than a maximum sentence for manslaughter. 

A reminder of the importance of saying 'no' to constitutionalised racism. Australia is culturally diverse and thrives from that diversity. Should Australia decide to separate Australians by race it won't address the needs of people in need, but will instead become a tool of division. There are no admirable apartheid regimes anywhere in the world or in history. Israel doesn't divide by race, but Palestine does. South Africa did. The Conservative Voice will similarly oppose any reintroduction of slavery. Even if the US Democrats, or ALP really want it. A reminder of what a 'Yes' vote in Scotland might mean .. The Queen could abdicate the Scottish throne in favour of Charles, while keeping the English Throne for William .. think about that. But more seriously, those who favour a 'yes' vote claim that the disadvantages are overstated. Precisely which disadvantages are acceptable? 

Gillard faces a royal commission and lies about her memory of activity. One hopes that she is taken to task for lying. She corruptly created a slush fund from misappropriated money involving a Union employing stand over tactics to extort money from business. Some of that money was used to build her home. Yet there is no one ever who forgot getting caught for theft when they were young and naive. It becomes foundational to their character. And so it is with Gillard. A thief and liar. By way of contrast Arthur Sinodinos is fronting the corrupt body of the ICAC again. Sinodinos has not been accused of doing anything wrong, but is believed to be thought guilty by the ICAC of being a Liberal member. Mr Sinodinos, are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Liberal Party? 

Meanwhile incompetent State ALP Member Nick Lalich has posed next to a street named after him. A car park might have been more appropriate. Although the only reason why there are now some more car parks in his electorate is thanks to a campaign initiated by Dai Le. ALP leadership in NSW deny their constituents to force a PUP candidate into a campaign as an ALP member. That there is true colours that is. Meanwhile RACV in Victoria argues "And studies show that as soon as you increase capacity, that capacity is taken up by people driving more cars on those roads. Congestion does not ease." The argument is a furphy, people only drive one car at a time and they need sensible road management to make their experience better. 

Obama's secret service is keen to catch them all as they tackle a Pikachu on the White House lawn. Gay activists complain after a straight couple agree to get married to win a prize of Rugby seats at a test. The activists argue that the wedding will trivialise gay marriage. The friends agree not to divorce for two years. Big Macs are the same size now as they were in 1970. However, a large number of products have become smaller so as to retain their supermarket price. 
From 2013
The Australian PM elect has not yet announced a ministry. Partly because a campaign against prospective industry Minister Sophie Mirabella has been successful, and her actual seat is in doubt. This is a tragedy because unlike Gillard or Wong, Mirabella has talent. The person who might defeat her is supported by a so called conservative independent who supported the left wing minority government and helped trash the political career of Nick Greiner. So naturally the press, in the interim,  are asking who or what will be the next ALP leader. Will it be from the corrupt ALP right in the form of Shorten, or from the corrupt ALP left in the form of Albanesi. It is in fact of no consequence, as both have the same policy of the other. Shorten will follow Gillard's lead regardless of what it is. Albo, as leader,will do what his mandate tells him. It is yet to be revealed what sweet nothings the mandate whispers. Some say it is Carbon Tax. Some say it is Gay marriage. Gillard opposed Gay marriage, but Shorten can be his own man, as soon as he works out what she really meant. Apparently the mandate isn't Tim Matherson and so the press have many questions they want answered, and are increasingly irritated Abbott hasn't told them yet. 

Also, there is leadership speculation in the US. Some say Obama is President. Obama is taking the lead from Putin. At first the press had thought Obama was dithering as over a hundred thousand people have died and millions have been made refugees in Syria. Clinton, who had a similar experience in Rwanda before he learned bombing could be ineffective in former Yugoslavia has given a lead to Obama. In order to be assertive, Obama wants to bomb something. So, in a masterclass display of dithering, Obama asked for permission to bomb Syria. But time passes, people die, a Christian village with the world's oldest Christian church has fallen to rebels (the CIA labels them Al-Qaeda, but the press know they are sensitive to leaks, so they call them rebels) and Obama is agreeable to a brokered position by Putin. This puts Russia in the box seat of negotiations between Iran and the US on nuclear issues. So the US President has abrogated US policy to Russia. Which is just as well, as it turns out that the weapons available to the Rebels include the high tech weapons stolen by Al-Qaeda at Benghazi last year. Confused? Think of it as a cancelled episode of Glee. 
Historical perspective on this day
490 BC – Battle of Marathon: The conventionally accepted date for the Battle of Marathon. The Athenians and their Plataean allies, defeat the first Persian invasion force of Greece.
372 – Sixteen KingdomsJin Xiaowudi, age 10, succeeds his father Jin Jianwendi as Emperor of the Eastern Jin dynasty.
1185 – Emperor Andronikos I Komnenos brutally put to death in Constantinople.
1213 – Albigensian CrusadeSimon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter IIof Aragon at the Battle of Muret.
1229 – Battle of Portopí: The Aragonese army under the command of James I of Aragon disembarks at Santa PonçaMajorca, with the purpose of conquering the island.
1309 – The First Siege of Gibraltar takes place in the context of the Spanish Reconquista pitting the forces of the Kingdom of Castile against the Emirate of Granada resulting in a Castilian victory.

1609 – Henry Hudson begins his exploration of the Hudson River while aboard the Halve Maen.
1634 – A gunpowder factory explodes in Valletta, Malta, killing 22 people and damaging several buildings.
1683 – Austro-Ottoman WarBattle of Vienna: Several European armies join forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire.
1814 – Battle of North Point: an American detachment halts the British land advance to Baltimore in the War of 1812.
1846 – Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning.
1847 – Mexican–American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins.
1848 – Switzerland approves its 1st Constitution and becomes a Federal state.

1857 – The SS Central America sinks about 160 miles east of Cape HatterasNorth Carolina, drowning a total of 426 passengers and crew, including Captain William Lewis Herndon. The ship was carrying 13–15 tons of gold from the California Gold Rush.
1885 – Arbroath 36–0 Bon Accord, a world record scoreline in professional Association football.
1890 – SalisburyRhodesia, is founded.
1897 – Tirah CampaignBattle of Saragarhi.

1906 – The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar.
1910 – Premiere performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8 in Munich (with a chorus of 852 singers and an orchestra of 171 players. Mahler's rehearsal assistant conductor was Bruno Walter)
1915 – French soldiers rescue over 4,000 Armenian Genocide survivors stranded on Musa Dagh.
1919 – Adolf Hitler joins the German Workers' Party (later the Nazi Party).
1923 – Southern Rhodesia, today called Zimbabwe, is annexed by the United Kingdom.
1933 – Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction.
1938 – Adolf Hitler demands autonomy and self-determination for the Germansof the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.

1940 – Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France.
1940 – An explosion at the Hercules Powder Company plant in Kenvil, New Jersey kills 51 people and injures over 200.
1942 – World War IIRMS Laconia, carrying civilians, Allied soldiers and Italian POWs is torpedoed off the coast of West Africa and sinks with a heavy loss of life.
1942 – World War II: First day of the Battle of Edson's Ridge during the Bedford, NS jobs
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In January 2006, Prince William joined the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, kicking off his military career. Years later, in 2014, the Duke of Cambridge took on a full-time role as an air ambulance pilot, a position that exposed him to a lot of raw experiences and, consequently, emotions.

“I took a lot home without realizing it,” he said at a mental health event in Bristol, as reported by People. “You see [so] many sad things every day that you think life is like that.”

The Tuesday event, called Mental Health at Work, was hosted by two charities: Heads Together – which Prince William co-founded with his wife Catherine and Prince Harry and unveiled at the event – and Mind Charity. The 36-year-old royal and second in the line of succession to the British throne addressed the need for workplace well-being in the United Kingdom by sharing his own experiences with stress and emotional overload during his time as a first responder.

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Skripal and Syria... The Imperative of Criminalizing Russia
FINIAN CUNNINGHAM | 10.09.2018 | WORLD / EUROPE | FEATURED STORY

Skripal and Syria… The Imperative of Criminalizing Russia


There is a direct link between Britain’s sensational allegations against Russia in the Skripal affair and NATO’s losing covert war in Syria.
That’s not just the opinion of critical observers. Britain’s ambassador to the United Nations made the explicit link when she called an “emergency meeting” of the Security Council earlier this week.
The Security Council meeting was convened only hours after British counter-terrorism police released video images claiming to identify two Russian men, whom it said were responsible for the alleged poison assassination attempt on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in England earlier this year.
The council meeting also followed swiftly on the heels of British Prime Minister Theresa May telling her parliament that the culprits were Russian military intelligence officers acting on orders from the Kremlin. May did not give supporting evidence. It was bald assertion.
In this short clip, Britain’s envoy to the UN Karen Pierce tells reporters the rationale of the British government in convening the emergency session at the Security Council. The envoy reveals more than she intended.
She says that the United Kingdom and its allies would “continue to contest the Russian view of the world in which their state operatives can carry out these sorts of attacks [in England] and can encourage and support the Syrian authorities in their attacks on civilians.”
Pierce added: “So this is actually a continuum, if you like, of contesting that view of the world where you can act outside the norms of international rules and civilized behavior.”
Evidently, the British government is trying to criminalize both Russia and Syria at the same time, over the same alleged crime – unlawful use of chemical weapons.
That would account for why the British authorities have been unduly hasty in accusing the Russian state of culpability in the Skripal affair. By undermining and smearing Russia as a “pariah state”, it is then possible to stifle Russia’s crucial military support for Syria. This is especially urgent given the juncture in the Syria war where NATO-backed militants are staring at final defeat.
The US, Britain and France have all recently threatened to use military power against the Syrian government forces “if” the latter launch chemical weapons attacks. That of course is a cynical pretext for the NATO states to find a legal cover for aggression against Syria.
The allegations of “imminent” chemical weapon use by the Syrian government are also baseless since Damascus no longer possesses any such munitions, or indeed has any military need for such weapons.
What the Skripal affair is therefore trying to do is inculcate in the public mind that Russia has no scruples about using chemical weapons to kill people, which in turn reinforces the notion that Moscow’s Syrian ally also has no scruples about killing people with toxic materials.
The NATO claims of Syrian national forces using chemical weapons have been shown to be false. In recent days, Russian envoy to the UN Vasily Nebenzia demanded that the US present details of a Pentagon target list of chemical weapons sites in Syria. The US balked.
By contrast, there is a healthy skepticism among the Western public about official allegations against the Syrian government. Pink Floyd’s legendary singer-songwriter Roger Waters speaks for many when he recently called out the NATO-backed so-called rescue group, the White Helmets, as being implicated in orchestrating chemical attacks for propaganda purposes.
In order to overcome the propaganda problem of demonizing the Syrian government and giving itself a pretext for launching military strikes on Syria, the NATO powers therefore have to boost their flagging “false flag” narrative of chemical weapons responsibility.
By criminalizing Russia for allegedly using chemical weapons “on the streets of Britain”, it is a ploy to augment the dubious narrative criminalizing Syria.
Here is British envoy Pierce speaking again: “The reason the Security Council has not been able to act on CW [chemical weapon] use in Syria is because of Russia. There is a circularity here. Russia is the key to upholding the universal ban on CW use. And the world would be better if Russia would join us in making that ban absolutely watertight.”
Britain’s use of the word “circularity” is certainly apt – albeit for a completely different reason. The actual circular logic is to criminalize both Russia and Syria over chemical weapons. Russia, it is calculated, will then not have the authority to use its veto power at the Security Council in order to prevent the three NATO powers on the council from launching their much-desired military attack on Syria to salvage their losing covert war.
The reckless haste by which the British authorities are accusing Russia over the Skripal affair – a haste which makes a mockery of legal due process and diplomatic norms – can plausibly be explained by the urgency of the NATO powers to free up their military plans on Syria.
How can the release of video images allegedly of two Russian nationals in Britain be possibly attributed to the Kremlin? Two Russian men – if indeed that is genuine information – are supposed to be “compelling evidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an assassination. It is a preposterous leap of imagination and a travesty of legal process, but it is revealing of an execrable British prejudice of Russophobia.
One possible theory in the Skripal affair is that the two alleged Russian men were members of organized crime. Reports emerged this week that former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal was working with Spanish state security services to crackdown on Russian underworld gangs. It is possible that the gangs uncovered Skripal’s meddling in their illicit business model, and simply sent a couple of heavies over to Britain to deal with him. But how such a hypothetical account can be twisted by the British authorities to be “proof” of Kremlin involvement is a telling question.
It is significant that the British authorities have flatly refused requests from the Russian side for information to identify the alleged Skripal hitmen. For example, British regulations require fingerprints to be submitted by all visitors to the country. Why have the British refused to give fingerprints to Russian authorities which could then lead to an identification and perhaps explanation of the two alleged suspects?
The British don’t want to know the truth, because their official narrative of criminalizing the Russian state is the imperative one. And that is because of the urgency for NATO to find a legal, political cover for its military aggression against Syria.

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Revolutionary solution provides authentic, safe and connected products throughout the pharmaceutical supply chain

PRINCETON, New Jersey and LONDON, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Systech, a global technology leader in brand protection and product authentication, and FarmaTrust, a leader in pharmaceutical supply chain security, today announced their strategic partnership. This partnership provides a revolutionary blockchain-enabled solution for the pharmaceutical industry that leverages FarmaTrust's blockchain and AI technologies. The Systech platform will now provide a solution that goes beyond today's current compliance, traceability, anti-counterfeit and product safety solutions, enabling clients to ensure product authenticity from the manufacturing floor to a patient's hands.

The counterfeit drugs trade is thought to be the world's largest fraud market. The WHO estimates counterfeit drug revenue at around $200 billion, with an estimated 10-15 percent of worldwide pharmaceutical trade sold on the black market, internet and to patients via prescription medication.

"In Systech's continued commitment to advance supply chain security, we have partnered with FarmaTrust to integrate their proven blockchain solutions," said Ara Ohanian, CEO of Systech. Mr. Ohanian continued, "By combining their bulletproof blockchain and AI solution with our authenticated and trusted e-Fingerprint® technology, we have created a foolproof solution in the fight for pharmaceutical supply chain safety and authenticity."

Raja Sharif, FarmaTrust's CEO stated "This is a significant deal and we are fortunate to work with Systech and integrate our blockchain technology with their compliance, traceability and authentication solutions. This combination is the only non-additive solution that can guarantee product authenticity throughout the supply chain journey. It's also great to have a partner who has global coverage as well as a 32-year history of partnering with the world's 20 largest pharma companies."

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**Job Description** **Job Title:** **IT Manager, Major Incidents** **Requisition ID: 77890BR** When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world. **Location/Division Specific Information** US - Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh US - California – Carlsbad US - Massachusetts – Waltham United Kingdom – Paisley **How will you make an impact?** We have a great opportunity for a talented leader to take a role with our Major Incident Management (MIM) team. The MIM team is the central player in our service restoration efforts following disruptions to our critical IT systems, and they are responsible for creating and managing the appropriate environment for the technical and business support teams to focus on business impact mitigation and service restoration. The Manager for this team has a key role in our Enterprise Technology & Operations organization with responsibility for this very visible program. Setting program strategies and priorities, overseeing the team, looking for and implementing ways to improve our event handling, and communicating and coordinating with a wide range of both technical and line of business staff are all daily occurrences in this exciting job. **What will you do?** + Responsible for the day-to-day management of the MIM team. This is a 24 x 7 x 365 on-call team, with a staff of 5 world-wide and working in a “follow the sun” support structure. + Leads and participates in an internal process of continuous improvement around the handling of and communications around Major IT incidents. The key to this program’s success has been its focus on minimizing the impact of the events to the line of business; the team must be at its best and always looking for ways to help improve the company’s response to emergency situations. + Counsels, mentors and develops members of the team to help them achieve their professional growth and career development goals. This is a tightly functioning, high performance team working in a very collaborative and supportive environment. + Provide quality oversight of Major Incident calls to ensure the continued effectiveness of the MIM response. Will be expected to participate in the calls, observing and providing offline feedback to the individual on their performance as the MIM managing the call. May be required to assume direct MIM responsibilities for a call as the circumstances direct. + Sets and reports on SLA metrics for both the MIM team’s performance in the management of the events, but more importantly on the overall performance of the IT team as a whole. A key deliverable here is the creation of a briefing for the semi-monthly IT Senior Leadership Team (IT SLT) Operational Review reporting on the technical and business impact of all recent Major Incidents. **How will you get here?** **Education** + Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management or Business Administration with a focus on technical organizations is desired. 3 years of additional direct and applicable professional experience may be substituted. **Experience** + Experience with incident handling + A well-developed ability for public speaking; candidates must show the ability to politely and respectfully control the flow of a dialog and events in pursuit of a successful outcome. + Ability to write clearly and succinctly using a variety of communication tools (presentations, reports, blogs, tweets, etc.) with results suitable for a diverse audience. + Experience in the statistical analysis of business data is highly desired. Prior work with Key Performance Indicators and Business Impact metrics is a definite plus. + Experience working in dynamic and high pressure situations + Prior IT support experience or a broad technical knowledge base would be helpful **Knowledge, Skills, Abilities** + Works calmly and logically through high-pressure situations. This is the key foundational requirement for this position. + Must be reliable, dependable and flexible regarding adjustment of work hours to ensure proper staff coverage during planned and unplanned absences on the team, or during special business processing periods such as Quarter End/Year End At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com _Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status._
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**Job Description** **Job Title:** **IT Manager, Major Incidents** **Requisition ID: 77890BR** When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world. **Location/Division Specific Information** US - Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh US - California – Carlsbad US - Massachusetts – Waltham United Kingdom – Paisley **How will you make an impact?** We have a great opportunity for a talented leader to take a role with our Major Incident Management (MIM) team. The MIM team is the central player in our service restoration efforts following disruptions to our critical IT systems, and they are responsible for creating and managing the appropriate environment for the technical and business support teams to focus on business impact mitigation and service restoration. The Manager for this team has a key role in our Enterprise Technology & Operations organization with responsibility for this very visible program. Setting program strategies and priorities, overseeing the team, looking for and implementing ways to improve our event handling, and communicating and coordinating with a wide range of both technical and line of business staff are all daily occurrences in this exciting job. **What will you do?** + Responsible for the day-to-day management of the MIM team. This is a 24 x 7 x 365 on-call team, with a staff of 5 world-wide and working in a “follow the sun” support structure. + Leads and participates in an internal process of continuous improvement around the handling of and communications around Major IT incidents. The key to this program’s success has been its focus on minimizing the impact of the events to the line of business; the team must be at its best and always looking for ways to help improve the company’s response to emergency situations. + Counsels, mentors and develops members of the team to help them achieve their professional growth and career development goals. This is a tightly functioning, high performance team working in a very collaborative and supportive environment. + Provide quality oversight of Major Incident calls to ensure the continued effectiveness of the MIM response. Will be expected to participate in the calls, observing and providing offline feedback to the individual on their performance as the MIM managing the call. May be required to assume direct MIM responsibilities for a call as the circumstances direct. + Sets and reports on SLA metrics for both the MIM team’s performance in the management of the events, but more importantly on the overall performance of the IT team as a whole. A key deliverable here is the creation of a briefing for the semi-monthly IT Senior Leadership Team (IT SLT) Operational Review reporting on the technical and business impact of all recent Major Incidents. **How will you get here?** **Education** + Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management or Business Administration with a focus on technical organizations is desired. 3 years of additional direct and applicable professional experience may be substituted. **Experience** + Experience with incident handling + A well-developed ability for public speaking; candidates must show the ability to politely and respectfully control the flow of a dialog and events in pursuit of a successful outcome. + Ability to write clearly and succinctly using a variety of communication tools (presentations, reports, blogs, tweets, etc.) with results suitable for a diverse audience. + Experience in the statistical analysis of business data is highly desired. Prior work with Key Performance Indicators and Business Impact metrics is a definite plus. + Experience working in dynamic and high pressure situations + Prior IT support experience or a broad technical knowledge base would be helpful **Knowledge, Skills, Abilities** + Works calmly and logically through high-pressure situations. This is the key foundational requirement for this position. + Must be reliable, dependable and flexible regarding adjustment of work hours to ensure proper staff coverage during planned and unplanned absences on the team, or during special business processing periods such as Quarter End/Year End At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com _Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status._
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**Job Description** **Job Title:** **IT Manager, Major Incidents** **Requisition ID: 77890BR** When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world. **Location/Division Specific Information** US - Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh US - California – Carlsbad US - Massachusetts – Waltham United Kingdom – Paisley **How will you make an impact?** We have a great opportunity for a talented leader to take a role with our Major Incident Management (MIM) team. The MIM team is the central player in our service restoration efforts following disruptions to our critical IT systems, and they are responsible for creating and managing the appropriate environment for the technical and business support teams to focus on business impact mitigation and service restoration. The Manager for this team has a key role in our Enterprise Technology & Operations organization with responsibility for this very visible program. Setting program strategies and priorities, overseeing the team, looking for and implementing ways to improve our event handling, and communicating and coordinating with a wide range of both technical and line of business staff are all daily occurrences in this exciting job. **What will you do?** + Responsible for the day-to-day management of the MIM team. This is a 24 x 7 x 365 on-call team, with a staff of 5 world-wide and working in a “follow the sun” support structure. + Leads and participates in an internal process of continuous improvement around the handling of and communications around Major IT incidents. The key to this program’s success has been its focus on minimizing the impact of the events to the line of business; the team must be at its best and always looking for ways to help improve the company’s response to emergency situations. + Counsels, mentors and develops members of the team to help them achieve their professional growth and career development goals. This is a tightly functioning, high performance team working in a very collaborative and supportive environment. + Provide quality oversight of Major Incident calls to ensure the continued effectiveness of the MIM response. Will be expected to participate in the calls, observing and providing offline feedback to the individual on their performance as the MIM managing the call. May be required to assume direct MIM responsibilities for a call as the circumstances direct. + Sets and reports on SLA metrics for both the MIM team’s performance in the management of the events, but more importantly on the overall performance of the IT team as a whole. A key deliverable here is the creation of a briefing for the semi-monthly IT Senior Leadership Team (IT SLT) Operational Review reporting on the technical and business impact of all recent Major Incidents. **How will you get here?** **Education** + Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management or Business Administration with a focus on technical organizations is desired. 3 years of additional direct and applicable professional experience may be substituted. **Experience** + Experience with incident handling + A well-developed ability for public speaking; candidates must show the ability to politely and respectfully control the flow of a dialog and events in pursuit of a successful outcome. + Ability to write clearly and succinctly using a variety of communication tools (presentations, reports, blogs, tweets, etc.) with results suitable for a diverse audience. + Experience in the statistical analysis of business data is highly desired. Prior work with Key Performance Indicators and Business Impact metrics is a definite plus. + Experience working in dynamic and high pressure situations + Prior IT support experience or a broad technical knowledge base would be helpful **Knowledge, Skills, Abilities** + Works calmly and logically through high-pressure situations. This is the key foundational requirement for this position. + Must be reliable, dependable and flexible regarding adjustment of work hours to ensure proper staff coverage during planned and unplanned absences on the team, or during special business processing periods such as Quarter End/Year End At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today! http://jobs.thermofisher.com _Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status._
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The Iraqi city is caught in a trap between the growing influence of Iran and government neglect

Salty, foul water flows through the pipes of Basra: a city racked by high unemployment, broken healthcare and education systems, drugs smuggled in across the borders and cooked up at home with Iranian raw materials. Millions of landmines from wars past hem in the city, even as militias – the armed wings of Shia political parties, given new life by the fight against Isis – tyrannise its people. Even the clean, clear river that my brother and I used to fish from is now a muddy creek filled with sewage and sickness.

All this and more came together in the explosion of fury in Basra this past week, driving thousands of citizens into the streets to demand their rights. This unrest may surprise many in the west, where the conflicts of the region are often seen through the lens of sectarian strife. Yet many Iraqis are tired of Iran treating Iraq like its own backyard – a shared Shiite faith has been used to exploit Iraq’s wealth rather than build up its people. Most of the demonstrators are young people, under the age of 30. They were children when the United States, the United Kingdom and others invaded Iraq in 2003 and toppled Saddam Hussein’s regime – paving the way for Iran’s expanded influence through the Shia parties that took power in Baghdad.

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12 September 2018
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The EU plans to send 10,000 more border guards to tackle unlawful immigration by 2020, the European Commission's president Jean-Claude Juncker said in his annual state of the union address.

He called for more solidarity, rather than "ad-hoc solutions" for people on migrant ships.

His speech also tackled the region's other burning issues - populism, terrorism and Brexit.

This is Mr Juncker's last 12 months in the role.

He also proposed a new Africa-Europe alliance, based on co-operation rather than charity, leading to a continent-to-continent free trade agreement.

He recommended that the euro be used more strategically as the biggest currency after the dollar.

And he called for strong leadership on Brexit. "The United Kingdom will never be an ordinary third country for us," he said.

The next elections to the European parliament are expected to be held in late May next year.

Where was the passion?

Analysis by Katya Adler, BBC Europe editor

This was Jean-Claude Juncker's final speech as European Commission president, a nod to his legacy.

He was clearly keen to pat himself on the back where he could. His key message: Europe is going in the right direction (though we can't be complacent). But where was the passion? Public opinion polls across Europe show people more in favour of the EU than they have been in recent years but - and this is a hugely important but - they're also more sympathetic towards populist parties, which are often nationalist and Eurosceptic in nature.

These parties tend to win favour among voters because their message is that they - unlike traditional parties, and unlike what they call remote technocrats in Brussels - are listening to people's concerns and care deeply about social issues.

Populist parties are expected to do very well in next year's elections for the European Parliament. Mr Juncker said little today to change that by persuading disenchanted voters.

In his speech, Jean Claude Juncker also made a notably controversial proposal to abolish EU member countries' vetoes on certain tax and foreign policy issues. This is likely to be pounced on by critics of the EU who accuse it of being an undemocratic institution.

Mr Juncker said the EU needed to be secure from the many threats that faced it.

"We will not militarise the European Union. What we want is to become more autonomous and live up to our global responsibilities," he said.

"Only a strong and united Europe can protect our citizens against threats internal and external - from terrorism to climate change."

On migration

Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, currently employs 1,600 border guards across the EU, so the new figure is a substantial hike.

Mr Juncker committed to further developing the European Asylum Agency to offer more support to member states processing asylum seekers.

He stressed a need for legal routes for migration into Europe. "We need skilled migrants," he said.

From the start of Mr Juncker's mandate in 2014, migration has been a major crisis.

It has sparked a rise in populism that has seen power shifts in Italy, Austria, Hungary and Poland, with Sweden the latest country to register a rise in anti-immigration votes in an election.

On Wednesday morning, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told legislators in Berlin that illegal migration poses a greater threat to the cohesion of the European Union than the eurozone crisis.

German parliament is debating its government response to far-right demonstrations in recent weeks.

On Brexit

Mr Juncker offered some support to British Prime Minister Theresa May's Chequers plan, agreeing that the starting point for future partnership should be a free trade area between the EU and the UK.

Brexiteers discuss leadership challenge

He also emphasised the union's support for Ireland. "We want to find a creative solution that prevents a hard border in Northern Ireland. But we will equally be very outspoken should the British government walk away from its responsibilities under the Good Friday Agreement."

On terrorism

There will be "new rules to get terrorist content off the web within one hour".

Internet platforms will be required to develop new methods to police content but it is unclear what form those would take.

The written proposal states that net firms that fail to comply would face fines of up to 4% of their annual global turnover.

On Africa

He called it Europe's "twin continent" - a supportive nod to the African continent's attempts to build its own version of the EU.

He said the new Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs between Europe and Africa would help create up to 10 million jobs there in the next five years.

"We will create framework that brings more private investment to Africa," he said, adding the EU External Investment Plan - launched two years ago - had already started the work.

BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding said Europe is increasingly emulating China's approach to Africa - focusing on trade and on partnerships rather than conflicts and charity. But Europe has some catching up to do, he added.

On populism

"We should embrace the kind of patriotism that is used for good, and never against others," he said. "We should reject the kind of exaggerated nationalism that projects hate and destroys all in its path. The kind of nationalism that points the finger at others instead of searching for ways to better live together."

Is Europe seeing a nationalist surge?

After the speech, the EU parliament voted to start disciplinary procedures against Hungary for breaching core democratic values.

On Tuesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he would not respond to "blackmail".

The commission has already launched disciplinary proceedings against Poland over reforms it says challenge the rule of law.

On the economy

"Europe's economy has now grown for 21 consecutive quarters… Never have so many men and women - 239 million people - been in work in Europe," Mr Juncker said.

"Youth unemployment is at 14.8%. This is still too high a figure but is the lowest it has been since the year 2000."

On clock changes

"Clock-changing must stop," the EU Commission president said, announcing an end to EU laws insisting countries change their clocks twice a year. "Member States should themselves decide whether their citizens live in summer or winter time."

The next elections to the European parliament are expected to be held in late May next year.

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While Russia's military exercises sound a western alarm, blunt reality offers better advice.

A T-50 prototype for the Su-57 flies at the MAKS 2011 air show. Wikicommons/ Alex Beltyukov . Some rights reserved.

Russia’s massive Vostok-2018 military exercises from 11-17 September are receiving much attention in the western media, all too easily conjuring a spectre of the Russian bear once again ready to pounce on a weakened west. The involvement of neighbouring China adds an extra frisson. The height of this coverage lies in tabloid reports in Britain that the wargames include the deployment of 36,000 tanks: quite an achievement when authoritative sources put the Russian army's total at 2,700 (see The Military Balance, IISS, 2017).

Some of the figures mislead: 36,000, for example, refers to each item of army equipment, whether small or tank-sized, which somewhat alters the scale. That said, Vostok-2018 – the word denoting "East", as in the city of Vladivostok – is indeed an exceptionally large operation, about twice the size of the last such exercise in 2014. But is this a display by a global military superpower, a retread of its Soviet predecessor? In considering this question, a degree of perspective is essential.   

A useful reference-point is Russia's five-day war with Georgia in August 2008, which – despite Moscow's success – exposed such failings that Vladimir Putin and the military leadership decided to accelerate the armed forces' modernisation. High oil prices favourable to Russia's energy-centred economy had already allowed improvement in specialisation of functions; now training and equipment were seen as priorities. A decade later the relative success of these upgrades is clear, but caution is needed in assessing exactly how efficient and capable Russia's military have become. 

The point is reinforced by the story of the deployment in January 2017 of Russia’s sole aircraft-carrier to Syria, its twelve strike-aircraft tasked with joining Moscow's air-war on the side of Bashar al-Assad’s regime. The Admiral Kuznetsov received huge media coverage in Britain when it sailed near England's southeast coast on the route to the eastern Mediterranean( see "Britain's military: costs of failure, symbols of vanity", 26 January 2018). 

In the event, two of the ship's planes were quickly lost to malfunctions, and most of the rest were then flown off the ageing carrier to a Russian airbase in order to continue their raids. The messy reality, in other words, was far from the media depiction of a sinisterly powerful danger (see "The mystery of the Russian planes that never were", 22 February 2018).

A more accurate estimate of Russia’s military capabilities must take both the country's economy and the specifities of military policy into account. The vast country's population is just over 140 million, with a GDP around twelfth in the world. For comparison, its GDP is a third smaller than the United Kingdom's, though it has over twice the number of people. But if it is outside the top ten of major economies, Russia's per-capita military spending is a good deal higher than any European member of Nato, while its annual military budget is broadly similar to the UK's.

Russia has strong assets. It has maintained substantial nuclear forces, undertaken military adventures in Crimea (2014) and Syria (2015), prioritised special forces, and developed the practice of "hybrid warfare". In its own terms this is a considerable record, but it does not equate to a transformation that brings Russia's capabilities to parity with the west's. The funds have simply not been available. A prime example is the decline of the Pacific fleet, once powerful but now also ageing and with a tempo of activity to match. Some of its components, however, may be participating .

One complex, two branches

Two further examples illustrate the need for caution, the first being Russia's satellite-based intelligence gathering. The immediate post-cold war period saw a marked decline in Russia’s satellite capabilities, which recent efforts have not yet remedied. Bart Hendrickx described the satellite fleet in Jane’s Intelligence Review as “small and increasingly outdated”, concluding that “Russia’s ability to conduct satellite-based intelligence is likely to remain significantly behind that of its major power rivals for at least the next five years”.

The second example, even more indicative, is the fate of Russia’s most advanced strike-aircraft, the Sukhoi-57. This has been widely heralded as Russia’s first fifth-generation aircraft, intended to be a match for the United States's F-22 that is already being operated by the US airforce and marine corps.  

A few months ago, two SU-57s were observed at a Russian base in Syria, inviting the assumption that they were already operational. More likely, as suggested by later analysis, was that their presence was to showcase the aircraft in pursuit of export orders. Nonetheless the British tabloids went full steam ahead about the new Russian threat (see "Moscow's armourers and British tabloids", 2 March 2018).

With characteristic emphasis, the Daily Express announced "Russia's war WARNING: Putin's fearsome Su-57 stealth fighters SPOTTED being unleashed - VLADIMIR Putin has sent his fearsome new state-of-the-art Su-57 stealth fighters for combat trials in the Syrian war zone"  The Daily Star echoed the approach with "Putin’s SECRET WEAPON: Russia unveils new ‘Ghost’ stealth fighter jet - VLADIMIR Putin has flexed his military muscles once again – revealing the country’s first ever stealth fighter jet”.

The more elevated Daily Telegraph highlighted the aspect of great-power competition – “It’s Russia’s answer to the United States’ cutting-edge F-22 'Raptor' stealth fighter” – to offer some background perspective: “Now, more than 15 years after the F-22 entered service, Russia is on the brink of pitting the best its military aviation industry can offer against its rival in Syria.”

Against such high-volume warnings, the news that the Su-57 will not go into serial production has received far less attention. Put more bluntly, the whole programme has been cancelled. There are other similar cases: neither the advanced Armata tank nor the Armata-based Kurganets infantry fighting vehicle will be produced in bulk, as the combined production run amounts to only 132, not the thousands initially proposed.

That Moscow's new weapons programmes can be abandoned or cut, or that its military operations are vulnerable to setbacks, do not undermine Russia's status a significant military power. Russia’s military under Putin have been adept at expanding their abilities. If the economy improves, the defence establishment will surely push hard for a good share of the proceeds.

But the evidence also suggests that the western branch of the worldwide military-industrial complex tends to exaggerate the Russian threat in the interest of new orders and big profits. When alarmism about Russia is routine, that must be kept in mind. But so too is the certainty that the Russian branch of this complex, if perhaps on a smaller scale and over a longer period, will be playing the same game.  

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London: London's Westminster Magistrates' Court will pronounce the verdict in the extradition case of liquor baron Vijay Mallya on December 10.

India wants to extradite Mallya, an alleged financial offender, from the United Kingdom to face charges of money laundering and bank fraud, amounting to Rs. 9,000 crore.

Earlier today, Mallya said that he is making an effort to repay loans but banks are not supporting him. "The banks have filed objections in the court on my settlement applications. You should ask them that why they are not supporting me in my efforts to repay them. I obviously don't agree with what the prosecution is alleging. Let the Court decide. I am ready for settlement," Mallya told reporters outside Westminster Magistrates' Court where his extradition case is being heard.

Earlier, Mallya's defence counsel accused the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Director Rakesh Asthana of threatening the banks to file cases against his client. The lawyer told the Court, "CBI's Rakesh Asthana threatened banks with 'consequences' if they did not file cases against Mallya." He also claimed that there is no evidence that Mallya or his company Kingfisher has applied for bank loans with any bad intention.

"There is no evidence that Mallya or Kingfisher applied for bank loans with bad intent," Montgomery added.

Meanwhile, prosecution lawyer Marks Summer told the court that the Kingfisher Airlines misrepresented the facts about the performance of the company while applying for loans. "What Vijay Mallya's Kingfisher internally knew was totally different from what it was telling the banks. Kingfisher Airlines misrepresented facts about performance when applying for loans," the prosecution lawyer said.

Mallya has been living in the UK since March 2016.


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More than 900 influencers, media and VIPs filled NYC’s Iconic Gotham Hall to celebrate NaturallyCurly’s signature event Texture on the Runway on Thursday, September 6th during New York’s Spring 2019 Fashion Week to celebrate the beauty of curls and coils. Retailer Sally Beauty returned as the retail sponsor for the innovative runway show that puts textured hair front and center. This year’s event was also a celebration of NaturallyCurly’s 20th anniversary. The media company has been at the center of a two-decade revolution that transformed the way the world views curls, coils and waves. Since 1998, NaturallyCurly has been the pioneer in empowering, educating and inspiring its community of consumers, influencers, and beauty enthusiasts. By focusing on texture from Day 1, NaturallyCurly has attracted an inclusive community of all ages and ethnicities, men and women, from wavies to super coilies. Hosted by NaturallyCurly co-founder Michelle Breyer, and recording artist and breakout star of Love & Hip Hop Miami Amara La Negra, seven top texture brands showcased their distinctive take on texture down the runway. This year’s runway sponsors included Camille Rose Naturals, Cantu, Carol’s Daughter, Creme of Nature, Mielle Organics, SheaMoisture and The Mane Choice featuring their own unique textured hair inspiration and debuting looks that truly celebrate coils, curls and waves as well as fashion. “At Sally Beauty, we believe the best hair type is your hair type, and we are committed to providing a diverse assortment of products for our customers,” said Linda Voracek, Group Vice President of Merchandising for Sally Beauty. “Texture on the Runway is unique from other events in that it allows hair to dictate fashion and highlights the diversity of hair textures and styles in a bold way.” Since NaturallyCurly launched Texture on the Runway in 2012 at City Winery in New York City, it has become one of the most anticipated events in the natural hair community. The innovative runway show arose out of NaturallyCurly co-founder Michelle Breyer’s frustration that Fashion Week lacked inclusivity. “As I covered Fashion Week, I was disappointed to see that the models on the runway didn’t reflect the diversity of our community,’ Breyer says. “We decided to create an event that celebrated texture and inclusion, and we wanted to do it during Fashion Week.” Texture on the Runway puts curls, coils and waves front and center, letting the hair inspire the fashion rather than the other way around. Brands are encouraged to take their interpretations of texture down the runway, from intricate protective styles like braids and twists, to cascading curls or big luscious ‘fros. In recent years, the brands’ creativity has expanded well beyond the hair and fashion. This year, Cantu’s presentation featured a true New Orleans second line band. SheaMoisture integrated a reggae soul performance by Meta and the Cornerstones and Carol’s Daughter energized the crowd with an electrifying dance group, The Red Project NYC. “At Sally Beauty we are committed to helping our consumers find and celebrate their natural beauty,” states Karonda Cook, Director of Merchandising, Sally Beauty. “We know that beauty is not a one size fits all approach and believe in beauty for all. We were thrilled to be this year’s retail sponsor for Texture on the Runway to help tell our story. It was also a great opportunity to interact with brand partners and influencers to make sure they understand the importance of our brand and what our customers mean to us.“ Through 15-minute presentations, hair sponsors showcased their interpretation of modern, textured hair. This year’s event included: Camille Rose Naturals THEME: Carefully sourced ingredients meet exotic recipes. The diverse regions that create the new Around the World collection’s ingredient pallet was the inspiration backdrop to the Camille Rose presentation. The stage was transformed into a dramatic oasis of rich cultural fused interpretations using wardrobe, color design, music and the centerpiece of hair! The audience was invited to take a trip with us to the Amazonian Rainforest, South Pacific and the Middle East via a sensory overload presentation; which borrowed cues from this new exotic collection of conditioning treatments and oils. The Around the World collection launches at Sally Beauty during Texture on the Runway 2018! Cantu THEME The Faces of Cantu: Head Over Heels for Texture. We have an extremely dedicated and hardworking team, each of us doing what we love for consumers we love. Our theme showcased that love and dedication to the textured hair movement, while putting a spotlight on some of our most dedicated team members from sales, marketing, and even one of our interns. Our stylist, Maria Antoinette is an industry icon for her creative, yet somehow achievable hairstyles for naturalistas. Our textile designer and artist, Melissa A. Mitchell of Abeille Creations, along with Tailor Soila Konchellah, decorated our team with wearable art worthy of an exhibit. Last but not least, our Stylist and Creative Director, Morgan A. Wilder is the talent behind pulling everything together for a cohesive, runway-ready show that we’re proud to bring to New York Fashion Week with Texture on the Runway. Carol’s Daughter THEME: Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price always enjoyed spending time with her family. When she was younger, it was time spent bonding with her mother and now, she enjoys that same special bonding with her own children. For Texture on the Runway, we recreated these special moments shared between, mother, and child by using models that are actual family. Lead Stylists Derick Monroe and Gabrielle Corney using the Pracaxi Nectar style and care line to create styles that celebrated each models uniqueness as well as their family bond. Creme of Nature THEME: At Creme of Nature we are shifting the culture and redefining the future of universal style and texture…with a bold Afrofuturism hijacking of the runway. The “Afro Punk Urban Queen” is fearless in her diverse expression of edgy street fashion, multicultural hairstyling and glow up beauty – which all reflect the glamorous ornamentation of her #BlackGirlMagic that extends to every corner of the globe. This supernatural goddess embodies a generation of boss ladies setting trends all over the world. The Afro Punk Urban Queen has grinded her way from the bottom to the top and from the streets to C-Suites, while empowering her beloved brothers and sisters on the journey. Putting it all together, Creme of Nature brought to life the Afro Punk Urban Queen ethos through beautiful clothing and fabric from De La Cruz New York, cutting- edge hairstyles lead by celebrity hairstylist Pekela Riley, Afro Beat Dancers courtesy of Nedra The Dancer, music by MPerfect Marketing Solutions and visuals by Craig Brimm to showcase our dream. Mielle Organics THEME: Mielle Organics hit the runway with an edgy presentation that brought the brand to life. Hairstyles and looks were crafted and inspired by the woman warriors of Wakanda. Mielle Organics’ lead stylist Key Glover delivered edgy and dramatic looks. Hair was styled using the Pomegranate and Honey collection, including the three newest additions to the line: Moisturizing & Detangling Shampoo, Moisturizing & Detangling Conditioner and Curl Refreshing Spray. SheaMoisture: THEME: “Celebrating Our Shine,” showcased the beauty and versatility of textured hair styles created with SheaMoisture’s award-winning legacy collection, Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Hair Care. The collection provides treatment and styling solutions with natural, certified organic and fair trade ingredients for all textured types and looks. The runway presentation featured stunning styles that demonstrate the many dimensions of texture, designed with as much fashion-forward inspiration as any haute couture collection. Models were dressed in looks that brought the warmth and glow of a tropical day. Davina Bennett, Miss Jamaica and SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Brand Ambassador, headlined the show as the first woman to rock her afro in all its splendor at the Miss Universe pageant, being crowned 2nd Runner-Up. Davina led this charge with celebrity stylist & SheaMoisture Textured Hair Ambassador, Diane C. Bailey, to celebrate our shine and how texture is at the forefront of redefining the hair care beauty standard. The Mane Choice THEME: Texture on the Runway has given so many multicultural brands in this space a platform to showcase textured hair beautifully during Fashion Week. Our goal through this partnership is to continue those efforts by showcasing how our brand is taking strides to empower and offer solutions to all textures. Supporting sponsors included: As I Am, Aunt Jackie’s, ORS Curls Unleashed, Maybelline, Reshma Beauty, Smooth ‘N Shine and Tone Skincare. For more information about Texture on the Runway, email sales@naturallycurly.com and visit: TextureontheRunway.com. Or follow @NaturallyCurly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. About TextureMedia/NaturallyCurly TextureMedia is the largest digital media company created to inspire, educate and empower the textured-hair community. Founded in 1998, the company influences up to $5 billion in hair care sales each year. TextureMedia operates a family of leading digital properties that engage multicultural beauty enthusiasts through original and user-generated content, branded entertainment, social media and commerce. Its monthly social reach is 16 million strong across its portfolio of brands, which include NaturallyCurly, the flagship, first-to-market platform that champions the textured-hair consumer, SHOP NaturallyCurly, the premier e-commerce destination specifically for curly hair, CurlyNikki, the leading natural hair blogger site and TextureTrends which provides powerful consumer insights and solutions for brands and retailers with research needs about the multicultural haircare segment. About Sally Beauty Sally Beauty is the world’s largest distributor and retailer of professional beauty products based on a store count of more than 3,700 stores in 13 countries. 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  • The Bank of England leaves interest rates on hold at its September meeting.
  • The bank raised rates at its previous meeting in August, so was always unlikely to change policy for a second consecutive month.
  • Base rate of interest remains at 0.75%.
  • The bank's decision came just two days after it was announced that Governor Mark Carney has extended his stay at the helm of the central bank until early 2020.

The Bank of England left interest rates on hold at the September meeting of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), as had been almost universally expected.

The central bank raised its base rate of interest from 0.5% to 0.75% last month and was always likely to leave rates unchanged on Thursday. Any other outcome from the meeting would have been a significant surprise to markets.

The nine-member MPC voted unanimously to leave rates on hold at 0.75%.

"With Brexit negotiations heating up, the BoE will more than happy to drift into the background, having come under fire for its views in the past," Craig Erlam, a senior market analyst at OANDA said in an email.

"With the outlook so uncertain and hanging on the outcome of these negotiations, there’s little upside to the central bank making any changes to its policy message between now and the end of the year."

The bank is widely expected to increase rates further in the coming years, but the timing of such rate hikes remains unclear, and the next move in rates will almost certainly not happen until 2019.

Minutes from the September meeting of the MPC said that: "Any future increases in Bank Rate were likely to be at a gradual pace and to a limited extent." This was the same language used during the August MPC meeting.

While it was always unlikely to move policy, the bank was expected to provide an update on its planning for Brexit. It is currently working on the assumption of an "orderly" Brexit, with chief economist Andy Haldane saying last week that the bank sees the prospect of a no deal Brexit at just 20%.

The bank said that it continues to base its projections on "a smooth adjustment to the average of a range of possible outcomes for the United Kingdom’s eventual trading relationship with the European Union." 

The bank's meeting comes just two days after it was announced that Governor Mark Carney has extended his stay at the helm of the central bank until early 2020, having previously been set to leave next summer.

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New DNA announcements from MyHeritage (www.myheritage.com):



Announcement 1:

MyHeritage supports 23andMe V5 and Living DNA uploads

If you’ve tested your DNA already, we have good news for you, please read on. If you haven’t taken a DNA test yet, we invite you to check out the MyHeritage DNA kit which is now offered at a very affordable price.

Since 2016, MyHeritage has allowed users who have tested their DNA already to upload their DNA data from Ancestry, 23andMe and Family Tree DNA, providing DNA matches and ethnicity estimates on MyHeritage for free.

However, previously MyHeritage did not support the upload of tests based on the chip called GSA (Global Screening Array), that is used by 23andMe (V5), and by Living DNA. Recent improvements to our DNA algorithms allow us to support DNA data processed on GSA chips, and so we’re happy to update you that MyHeritage now supports 23andMe V5 and Living DNA data uploads, in addition to data uploads from all major DNA testing services, including Ancestry, 23andMe (up to V5) and Family Tree DNA (Family Finder).

Upload your DNA data to MyHeritage now — it’s fast and simple. If you upload now, you will get full access to DNA Matching, Ethnicity Estimates, our industry-leading chromosome browser, and more, for FREE.

If you manage additional DNA kits for some of your relatives, and you have their permission, upload their DNA data too, and MyHeritage will let you associate the data with the respective individuals on your family tree.

As of December 1st 2018, our DNA upload policy will change: DNA Matching will remain free for uploaded DNA data, but unlocking additional DNA features will require an extra payment for DNA files uploaded after this date. All DNA data that was uploaded to MyHeritage in the past, and all DNA data that is uploaded now and prior to December 1, 2018 will continue to enjoy full access to all DNA features for free. These uploads will be grandfathered in and will remain free.

So it’s a great idea to upload DNA files for any kits you have as soon as possible. You’ll get the following benefits:

DNA Matches
DNA Matches are other users on MyHeritage from all around the world who are likely to be your relatives based on shared DNA. MyHeritage has a very strong user base in Europe so you are likely to get more DNA Matches from Europe than on any other DNA service. This is very useful if you have ancestors from Europe.

Ethnicity Estimate
A percent breakdown of your ethnic background from among 42 ethnicity regions. You’ll learn which places your ancestors came from.

Chromosome Browser
Helps you understand how you’re related to your DNA Matches by identifying DNA segments that you share with them. MyHeritage’s Chromosome Browser is considered by many experts to be the best in the industry.

After uploading, your DNA data will be kept private and secure, and our DNA service terms are the friendliest in the industry. You remain the owner of your DNA data — not us — and you can delete your DNA data at any time.

So don't delay, and upload your DNA data to MyHeritage now, while all the DNA features are free (and they will remain free for you). If you have tested with 23andMe (any version including V5) or Living DNA, you're in luck, and you can now upload this data to MyHeritage too. You can also upload DNA data from Ancestry and Family Tree DNA’s Family Finder test. Instructions for exporting your data and uploading it to MyHeritage are provided on our upload page.

P.S. We are currently processing the large backlog of 23andMe V5 kits that have been uploaded to us in the past, and their results will be rolled out to the users gradually within the next few days.

Full blog post: full blog post here: https://blog.myheritage.com/2018/09/new-myheritage-supports-23andme-v5-and-living-dna-uploads


Announcement 2:

MyHeritage Partners with British Retailer WHSmith to Distribute DNA Kits

Tel Aviv, Israel & London, United Kingdom, September 7, 2018 — MyHeritage, Europe’s leading service for DNA testing and family history, announced today the launch of a retail partnership with WHSmith. This marks the first partnership of its kind for MyHeritage in the UK, and the first time that MyHeritage DNA tests will be available for purchase in retail stores in Europe.

Under the new partnership WHSmith distributes a unique product named MyHeritage Family History Discovery Kit, which bundles MyHeritage’s popular at-home DNA test with 3 months of access to MyHeritage’s suite of premium online genealogy services. This allows consumers to receive detailed ethnicity reports and connect with their relatives around the world through the power of DNA testing, and to utilize MyHeritage’s 9-billion-strong collection of historical records and family tree tools to embark on a journey to uncover their family history.

The distribution of the kits via local retail stores caters to the surging demand for at-home DNA testing throughout Europe, and in the UK in particular. The affordable price of the MyHeritage Family History Discovery Kit available through WHSmith, £89, makes it an ideal gift for the Christmas season ahead.

The MyHeritage DNA test is notable for its ease of use. It involves a simple 2-minute cheek swab. In addition to the DNA test, the Family History Discovery Kit comes with 3 months of access to MyHeritage’s Complete plan, which includes all family tree features and historical records on MyHeritage, seamlessly integrated with the DNA test results.

“Interest in DNA testing and family history research in the UK market has skyrocketed lately,” said Akiva Glasenberg, MyHeritage’s Business Development Manager. “We have created a unique bundled product to satisfy this need and are pleased to offer it to UK consumers through selected WHSmith High Street stores. Customers can look forward to discovering their ethnic origins and family history and making use of MyHeritage’s vast DNA database and historical record collections to make new connections with their relatives in the UK and overseas.”

The MyHeritage Family History Discovery Kits are on sale in 200 WHSmith High Street stores, as well as online via www.whsmith.co.uk.

(With thanks to Daniel Horowitz)

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          United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Social Protection and Social Policy Programme - Research Officer/Senior Research Officer      Cache   Translate Page      
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Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 26 Sep 2018

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Research Officer/Senior Research Officer

– Social Protection and Social Policy Programme

Contract:

Salary: Research Officer: £28,492 - £33,987 per annum

Senior Research Officer: £33,988 - £40,574 per annum

Location: London

Ref: [SPSPP/03/18]

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About us

ODI is an independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable and peaceful world in which every person thrives. We harness the power of evidence and ideas through research and partnership to confront challenges, develop solutions and create change. (odi.org)

We are seeking to appoint a Research Officer or Senior Research Officer to join ODI’s Social Protection and Social Policy Programme. Under the supervision of a Research Fellow, the post holder will contribute to designing and delivering innovative, high-quality and policy-relevant research, policy advice and public-affairs initiatives. You will also contribute to the development of research proposals, provide project management support and be involved in the dissemination of research findings.

ODI’s Social Protection and Social Policy Programme (SPSPP) is a multidisciplinary research and advisory programme, focusing on social protection and social policy. It supports the design and implementation of effective social protection through high quality applied research and provides policy advice on key issues in social protection, mainly in low- and middle-income countries. Recent work by the team includes analysis of social protection and employment, policy options to extend social protection to marginalized and excluded groups, the effectiveness of social protection in a crisis, the distributional impact of taxes and transfers, and a comprehensive review of the evidence on the impacts of cash transfers

About you

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates with a strong background in social protection, social policy and research methods. Good knowledge of household survey tools and statistical and micro-econometric analysis is desirable. The candidate should have demonstrable experience in one/some of the following areas:

  • impact evaluation of social policies

  • social protection, work and employment

  • social protection and migration

  • social protection, risk and resilience

  • social policy and social protection financing

  • social protection, poverty, inequality and the SDGs.

    Research Officer

  • A degree and post-graduate degree in relevant discipline.

  • Active knowledge of key international institutions in the sector and beyond.

  • Experience in producing research outputs.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate successfully and cultural awareness.

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.

  • Good presentation and networking skills.

  • Multitasking skills.

  • Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, Power Point).

  • Ability to work in a team.

  • Willingness to travel.

  • Ability to work on own initiative.

Senior Research Officer

  • A degree and post-graduate degree in relevant discipline.
  • Active knowledge of key international institutions in the sector and beyond.
  • Developing country work experience.
  • Significant experience in an international policy development research environment, i.e. policy-oriented research, demonstrated by publications and reports.
  • Experience in producing research outputs in a short period of time and for different audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate successfully with a wide range of people and cultural awareness.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Strong presentation and networking skills.
  • Multitasking skills.
  • Fluency in a language other than English and competency in others.
  • Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and under minimal supervision, to accept responsibility and to respond with confidence to complex and evolving problems.

Closing date: 26 September 2018

Interview date: 11 October 2018


How to apply:

For more information, please download an application pack from our website at www.odi.org.uk/jobs. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 7922 8234 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk.

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Waste has become a serious problem in Western societies. About a third of the food produced in countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States is wasted. About 40% is wasted by consumers, who buy too much, forget what's in their refrigerator or...
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Two monkeypox patients with travel history from Nigeria are currently being treated in the UK.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Wednesday, saying it is working with UK’s public health agency to investigate the cases.

Chikwe Ihekweazu, chief executive of NCDC, said the agency met with stakeholders recently, including surveillance officers and case management physicians from all states affected in the last outbreak of the virus, to strategise on how to strengthen the country’s response.

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Neal Ascherson's lecture from 1985 feels more relevant than ever.

Editor's note: openDemocracy's founder Anthony Barnett has a habit I have picked up of paraphrasing a wonderful quote from the Scottish writer Neal Ascherson: "it is not possible to build democratic socialism by using the institutions of the Ancient British state... in the way that it is not possible to induce a vulture to give milk". Anthony used this line in the article with which he launched Charter 88 in 1988, and he, and then I, have repeated versions of it ever since. However, whenever I've asked Anthony where Neal actually said this, he hasn't been able to remember, and when I idly Googled it, most responses were Anthony quoting it, rather than the primary source.

Recently, when writing a chapter on the constitution for our forthcoming e-book "New Thinking For the British Economy", I decided to spend some time finding the original source. It turned out to be from the 1985 Mackintosh Memorial Lecture at Edinburgh University and the full text is a wonderful piece of both analysis and rhetoric. Though delivered in the year I was born, much of it feels even more pertinent now. I asked Neal for permission to publish it here, which he has kindly granted. Enjoy. Adam Ramsay, oD-UK editor.

ps, you can see a video of me interviewing Neal about Brexit and the British constitutional crisis here

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“The country is filled with anxiety and ill-feeling, and with the sense of a dishonoured public life”.

So writes Karl Miller, in the introduction to the latest anthology from the London Review of Books which he edits. It is a moral statement, placing in a moral category all that is now amiss with the economy, the political style and the distribution of power in the United Kingdom. As such, I take it to be fully in the tradition of John Mackintosh. One of his gifts, often disconcerting to his party colleagues, was his capacity to judge and speak as a citizen and not only as a politician. This implies a language which is not that of U-turns or of so-called “presentation”, but of right and wrong, health and sickness. The United Kingdom, and Scotland within that kingdom, is in a poor way, which is liable to grow in both senses poorer; but there is a strange paralysis of the political ingenuity which might alleviate the situation. As they said in Warsaw in 1981, “the Polish crisis is that nobody knows how to find a way out of it”. John Mackintosh was an Enlightenment man, certain that the power of rebellious reason could overcome. I know that he would have found our present-day fog of resignation the real dishonour of public life.

By using the phrase Ancient Britons in my title, I am suggesting that we live in an archaic political society. Its myth of origin is in many ways as fraudulent as the myth of an Ancient Britain served by all-wise Druids. It is the painful contradiction between this unreformed political structure and the rapid transformation of our social environment which is responsible for much of that “anxiety and ill-feeling”, and which lies at the root of economic dysfunction, mass unemployment and the growing antagonisms between society and the repressive power of the state. Perhaps it seems strange to write of the present Government as archaic, or an instrument of archaism. Mrs Thatcher is a moderniser, in her own terms, and her Government is anti-historical in at least two ways. She has severely cut state support for culture in all its aspects, from education as a whole through the British Council to the maintenance and development of the past through archaeology or conservation. Moreover, she has declared war on a number of institutions which she accuses of wishing to turn Britain into a museum, most prominently traditional trade unionism.

But in fact this leader’s call to modernity rests heavily upon appeals – often spurious – to the values of the past. Patrick Wright, in his book On Living in an Old Country, remarks: “The Falklands adventure made a new combination possible: this small war enabled Thatcher to draw up the legitimisingtraditions of the “nation” around a completely unameliorated ‘modernising’ monetarist programme. This new and charismatic style of legitimisation fused a valorisation of national tradition and identity with a policy and programme which is fundamentally destructive of the customary ways and values to which it appeals”.

Critical of some aspects of the past, Mrs Thatcher is all the more uncritical about the political heritage-above all, about the nature of the British State. Note the November 1985 Queen’s Speech, with its emphasis on the enforcement of public order and even more reduction of those few liberties still left to local government. There is a queer dialectic between the relaxation of economic controls and the dismantling of the Welfare State on one hand, and a striking increase in the repressive and centralising power of the State on the other, a dialectic which this Conservative Government has dramatised rather than initiated, for it was also beginning to operate under the 1970s Labour governments. It was this prime minister who articulated the pseudo-historical slogan of “Victorian values”. But harping on the theme of “national unity” (supposed to be an essential Victorian feature) is a nervous twanging practised in our times by all the main political parties. I would oppose to this a remark made recently in Le Monde by the sociologist Alain Touraine, who asked: “Should we not recognise the inevitable and even desirable existence of conflicts between the strategy of the state and the demands of public opinion? Instead of subjugating society to the state or the state to society, let us admit that it’s the nature of the western world to experience an ever growing separation between the state and civil society”. He goes on to deplore the absence in France of a demanding public opinion willing or capable to argue for this separation in the face of the State. We are not much better off in Britain.

I believe that the British State is to be categorised as an “ancien regime”. It is closer in spirit to the monarchy overthrown in 1789 than to the republican constitutions which followed in France and elsewhere in Europe. It is true that French Jacobin republicanism introduced – or perhaps reinforced-a rigid centralisation of state power which has some parallels in the extreme overcentralism of modern Britain. But it also established the doctrine of popular sovereignty, based on the notion of the rights of man, expressed in a constitution of supreme authority to which the citizen could – in theory – appeal over the heads even of the National Assembly. I am arguing here for a British version of republicanism, and it is my view that while Jacobin centralism is exceptional among republican projects, the principle of popular sovereignty and a written constitution is an almost universal element of definition.

Our Ancien Régime

We all know about the penalty Britain has paid for its economic priority – for being the first nation to experience an industrial revolu- tion. We understand much less well the penalties incurred by Britain’s – more properly, England’s – priority in political development, by the fact that England underwent in the 17th century the first modern revolution. The English Revolution, to put it crudely, simply transferred absolutism from the king to Parliament. One may talk about the doctrine of the Crown in Parliament: the reality is that the House of Commons still possesses an absolute, undivided sovereignty which no Republic, “unie et indivisible”, can match. In effect, no higher institution can overrule what the Commons may decide by the majority of one vote. There is no doctrine of popular sovereignty – the half-formed Scottish version of that doctrine vanished with the Union of Parliaments in 1707. There is no written constitution, as the supreme authority to which the subject can appeal. There is no way in which Parliament can share its absolute power, except by lending it as a loan revocable at any moment – a lesson we in Scotland learned during the devolution debates. Federation is unthinkable. It would entrench rights in a part of the United Kingdom which Parliament alone could not overrule. For the Druids of Westminster, charged with weeding the sacred grove, such an impious violation of the sovereignty of Parliament would bring the oak trees crashing to the ground-no doubt leading to crop failure, plague and Roman invasion as well.

Under this Ancient British regime, the subject is almost helpless before the huge extension of state power that has taken place since 1945 and which is still taking place. The idea that the subject has an effective recourse against the executive through his MP has long been a joke, which the introduction of various ombudsmen has only made richer. A proliferation of isolated tribunals only makes the absence of a coherent code of administrative law more glaring (another institution which would require a written constitution and falls under the Druid ban). The principle of official secrecy still renders the defence of civil rights (which strictly we do not enjoy, as they are not embodied in positive law) about as easy as the work of a jeweller under a 15-watt bulb.

How often these complaints have been lodged-by John Mackintosh, in particular! And yet the ancien regime persists, the weight of its inefficiency more crushing every year, almost untouched by Republican principle. In what sense is it “ours”? In Poland, Lech Walesa is one of many who have referred to the nation as a “house”. The image suggests a tenement, overcrowded and dilapidated no doubt, whose inhabitants none the less recognise a duty to hold together; not to quarrel irrevocably, but to co-operate in repairing the fabric. That is a usable metaphor for the value of national unity. But Britain as “nation” seems to me to present itself less as a house than as a temple-that sacred grove, indeed. We do not live inside this grove, but outside it; we approach it, perhaps tiptoe across its turf on suitably escorted occasions; we pay it reverence but we do not own it, we, the living. For this nation-grove belongs to the nation of myth which includes the dead ancestors. “They” are the major component of “we”.

We are dealing here with a concept of almost biological continuity which blatantly derives from the central principle of sanctified monarchy – the principle of hereditary succession. Applied to a whole society, it is a collectivism which submits the appeal of the individual in the present to a constitutional court of ghosts and skeletons – to the judgment of the past. It is no bad definition of the republican spirit to say that a Republic keeps the dead firmly in their place – not necessarily a dishonourable one, but certainly not a place of authority.

a Republic keeps the dead firmly in their place

It is an irony that a government so dedicated to laissez-faire and to private enterprise presides over a state regime whose ethos is so collectivist. Its creed of economic individualism has, in this sense, no effective institutional foundations. The historian Larry Siedentop has observed3 that “the liberalism of the British constitution has been an essentially pre-individualist liberalism”. Britain was scarcely touched by the great social-political conflicts of continental Europe, between monarch and people, between empire and nation, between the lay state and the universal Church, out of which emerged republics based on the codified rights OF the individual.

And yet we often decribe Britain as a middle-class democracy, and is not militant individualism the defining characteristic of a middle class? Well, often and in most places-and I would include Scotland among most places, here as in so many other areas closer to the model of a small, normal European nation. But in England this generalisation runs into severe difficulties. In the 1960s the group around the New Left Review drew attention to the limited social and political results of the 17th-century upheaval and suggested that England had not experienced a bourgeois revolution. This absence would go a long way to explain, within the Marxist schema, the inner weakness of the British Left and the peculiar difficulties of approaching the threshold of a proletarian revolution. Another way of attacking the problem is to note the extent to which the English middle class, especially the later industrial bourgeoisie, adopted aristocratic values which hindered the development of that confidence and dynamism thought proper to their class.

In a remarkable article published eight years ago in The Spectator, Siedentop asked why the British middle classes had ceased to be the carriers of an individualist concept of society. Tocqueville had warned of the plight of a society which had lost the advantages of the aristocratic condition without gaining the advantages of the democratic condition. Siedentop wrote: “The very openness of British society in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries led . . . to the middle classes assuming quasi-aristocratic attitudes and accepting a more corporate conception of society . . . There followed a partial collapse or failure of middle-class values and ideology which is basic to an understanding of the condition of Britain today. It is the chief reason why the individualist movement here has been contained, if not reversed”.

He remarked that “the weakness of the individualist drive – what Marxists would call bourgeois ideology – is costing Britain dear. For that is the reason why Britain has not developed the impulse which might be expected from the wider spread of education, income and opportunity”.

It is another of those contradictions in which Thatcherism seems so rich that the individualist drive is being frantically signalled forward with whistles and green lights precisely at the moment when that “wider spread” of education, opportunity and income has been stopped dead in its tracks and even induced to move some way backwards. So far, I do not see much response to green lights in the manufacturing sector, although the City of London is very appreciative. Travelling as a journalist, I frequently meet British salesmen and businessmen abroad. Their appetite for commerce and competition is still curiously weak. I look for contrast to – for example – West German businessmen I know, who show every sign of actually enjoying buying and selling. The activity which brings them profit also brings them pleasure. They admit this quite shamelessly. But captains of British industry suggest that they carry out their thankless duty of manufacture and commerce for the sake of the nation, a sort of defensive self-identification as public servants in private clothing! The corporate spirit of aristocracy again. The capitalist tiger prefers to register himself as the regimental mascot- sheep.

The point is this. The historic weakness of the English middle class proceeds from exactly that seventeenth-century compromise from which the British constitution proceeds. The middle class identifies with the ancien régime and is unable to see the advantages of overthrowing it and advancing to a condition of politically-guaranteed individualism. In return, however, the archaic nature of our State arrangements and the corporate ethic which they encourage repress bourgeois initiative at every turn. A recent poll in the Mail on Sunday reported that 48 per cent of the sample considered themselves not to be ambitious. I would not go as far as an American psychology textbook I picked up many years ago, which stated in its first chapter: “Absence of the competitive instinct must be considered the primary neurosis.” All the same, such a degree of resignation in a western capitalist society in the 1980sis very startling indeed.

Let me sum this topic up with a statement which is already becoming worn by use-or perhaps by my own over-use of it in the past few years. It is commonly and comfortingly said that there is nothing basically wrong with British institutions-“the finest in the world”--but that they are not working well at present because the economy is in such a bad state. The reverse is true. The reason that the British economy does not work is that British institutions are in terminal decay.

Trapped in History

The Druids are determined that we shall not perceive this. I have spoken of the cult of the Ancient British grove, in which the dead are not “they” but part of “we”. What has come down to the present is defined as “heritage”, imposing duties as well as conferring privileges, an essential component of national and personal identity. It was the sharp ear of Patrick Wright which picked up the television commentator at the raising of the Mary Rose as he observed that ‘‘we had not seen her for over 400 years . . .”

Here is the notion of a historical continuum. Now, I do not deny that a cult of history, a sense of continuum, can be invigorating. I know Poland too well to deny it. Polish nationalism and radicalism have always been restorative. In 1863, the Russian exile Alexander Herzen tried in vain to bring into a common front the Russian and the Polish enemies of the Tsar. He concluded: “The ideal of the Poles was behind them; they strove towards their past from which they had been cut off by violence and which was the only starting-point from which they could advance again. They had masses of holy relics, while we had empty cradles”.

Within the sealed time-capsule of Polish experience, mere linear time becomes distorted. The poetic dramas of the early nineteenth century have a utility and relevance as direct as that of a telephone directory, for Poland’s plight has not changed its essential shape since then, and the cast of characters spawned by that plight change only in the way that the names of actors change as they succeed to a part. Events which are important appear to have happened more recently than less significant ones. Some events which ruptured the sealed continuum are agreed not to have taken place at all. For most of my life, the Royal Castle at Warsaw has been a hole in the ground. Now, however, the guide who takes you round the minutely-reproduced Castle will point across a courtyard and draw your attention to “the only Renaissance window which survived the baroque reconstruction”. The window has been there all the time, the Castle has been there all the time, but some malign disturbance of the ether made it for a while impossible to perceive.

Conservatism, in the literal sense, can go no further than this. This is not to say that Polish political aims are reactionary, but that-as with Solidarity-they wish to restore relics that are familiar: independence, social justice, civil liberty, the limiting of state power. The Russian cradle, filled in 1917, is empty again. But if another child is ever laid there, its face will be entirely new.

English manipulation of history is quite different. Here, time is linear to a perfectly oppressive degree. We are gazing from the terrace of a country house down carefully-landscaped perspectives of barbered lawns and positioned trees. The eye is masterfully led down a vista of elements (this battle, that cabinet) chosen to combine with one another into a single artistic experience. You could say: “Prune back that Reform bush and make the Tolpuddlia bed twice as big”. But you would feel a bit of a vandal.

I’m exaggerating, of course. There is vigorous argument among English gardeners, and items of history are being repositioned all the time. But there is still an assumption that “our” (in quotes) history can only have one focal point, one perspective. In France, by contrast, it is thought evident that French history as perceived by a Communist, by a middle-of-the-road Republican and by a Catholic monarchist will be a matter of three quite different gardens. This is emphatically not Druidic thinking. But there is another contrast to English historical landscaping, and that is the Scottish awareness of Scottish history. It isn’t an insult to the enormous pioneering work of historians here in the last 40 years to suggest that the public perception of history in Scotland remains chaotic. Time is not generally used to enforce perspective, and instead there is a scrapbook of highly coloured, often bloody scenes or tableaux whose sequence or relation to one another is obscure. But there is a source of energy in this dislocation. As in Poland, what is more intense appears to be in some way nearer: its impact is not diminished by informed distancing. I take for example the tableau of the murder of Archibishop Sharp on Magus Muir which has so powerfully seized the imagination of Scottish writers. Innocent of context, stripped of explanation, this murder takes place always now, in our Scotland. The contorted face of Hackston who has bungled the killing and is now urging his horse to stamp on Sharp’s head is your face and my face; when the screaming is over and they open Sharp’s little snuffbox to find his familiar, we all hear distinctly in the silence the sound of the bumble- bee escaping from the box and spiralling away across the heather. Walter Scott tried to play the Druid, to organise scenes like these into a mere heritage and say that they were over. But he did not really succeed, and the ferocity latent-occasionally patent-in Scottish society shows they are not over.

The Orthodoxy of Labour

I have tried to outline some of the ways in which a particularly English historiography and concept of the continuous nation has been used to legitimise the ancien régime--the unreformed British State-and to discourage republican ideas. But of course the question is not just how to describe this but how to change it, and here we come up against a great curiosity. Why is it that the idea of radical constitutional reform appeals only to the centre of British politics? (It’s no mystery why it appeals to nationalist movements in Scotland or Wales.) The Social Democrats have proposed sweeping changes; the Liberals have for many years supported proportional representation and constitutional reform, including federalism. Both parties in the Alliance have published versions of that formula which attribute economic failure to the decay of institutions. The curiosity is that the Labour Party remain, in their overwhelming majority, hostile to this approach. We ought to remember, once again, John Mackintosh’s lonely struggle to persuade his Party to think, in the wider sense, politically. But the orthodoxy of Labour, transmitted down the Tribunite line from Bevan to Foot, has remained a sort of debased economic Jacobinism. One day, the unreformed electoral system will deliver another huge Labour majority in Parliament, which will use centralised state power to redistribute wealth. This remains the dream. It would be unfair not to mention some recent, if marginal changes of emphasis, like Labour’s new regional policy which would transfer some responsibility for economic growth to local initiative. But Labour are not a republican party. Labour still believe that they can achieve their ends through the existing State, through existing institutions.

Labour’s outlook remains corporatist rather than individualist. Siedentop, to quote his Spectatorarticle again, blames the absence of a powerful middle-class ethic. He writes: “Just as the French bourgeoisie acquiesced during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the growth of centralised royal power, in order to destroy their local aristocratic oppressors, so the British working class has acquiesced in the centralisation of power during the twentieth century in order to destroy what it sees as social privilege – the middle class masquerading as an aristocracy”.

One could stop to argue about the wisdom of a policy of class defence, in a period when working people are so intensely concerned with their individual rather than their collective destinies. But I am more interested in the consequences of Labour’s fatal fascination with the instruments of actually-existing Britain. The consequences can be implied by stating this proposition, which is fundamental: it is not possible to build democratic socialism by using the institutions of the Ancient British state. Under that I include the present doctrine of sovereignty, Parliament, the electoral system, the Civil Service – the whole gaudy old heritage. It is not possible, in the way that it is not possible to induce a vulture to give milk. The British régime is designed to preserve privilege, to prevent the effective distribution of power and to smother the individual who counterposes his own interests to the collective interest of the mythic nation. It is democratic in the sense that the Powderhall Sprint is democratic; it is socialist in the sense that the National Coal Board is socialist.

it is not possible to build democratic socialism by using the institutions of the Ancient British state. Under that I include the present doctrine of sovereignty, Parliament, the electoral system, the Civil Service – the whole gaudy old heritage. It is not possible, in the way that it is not possible to induce a vulture to give milk.

The Jacobins themselves knew that the Revolution required new institutions. Marxism’s warnings about the problems of a socialist movement confronted with the state apparatus of the previous régime have stood up well-tragically well-to experience. But Labour appear still to believe that the British Parliament under George II could have composed the American Constitution and applied it to the Thirteen Colonies.

So it appears that in fact it is precisely Labour, out of all the British parties, which stands to gain most from constitutional change, but which is most stoutly opposed to it – dismissing it, indeed, as a middle-class irrelevance. Instead, Labourism makes an effort to claim the heritage for itself, and compete with the Tories as the party of “the nation”. This is not only absolutely unhistorical, in a multinational state like the United Kingdom. It is doomed to failure even as a tactic, for this is a game which the Tories and the regime itself will always win. Patrick Wright’ suggests that Labour’s failure to appropriate the “nation” is inevitable “not least because the nation to which Thatcher appeals so successfully is articulated . . . against post-war statist reform. While actually increasing the powers of the centralised state, this Conservatism is also thriving on widespread disillusion with the bureaucratic corporatism of the welfare state”. The nation or national interest to which Labour appeals, Wright goes on, is perceived as grey, inhuman and undignified. “Starkly opposed to this, ‘the nation’ to which Thatcher has learned to appeal is full of adventure, grandeur, ideas of freedom, ceremony and conscripted memories (of childhood or war, for example) . . . There are indeed ‘two nations’ in the symbolism of Thatcher’s Britain, but these are not the two nations of habitual definition: the division is not so much between rich and poor or North and South, but rather between the grand . . . symbolism of Empire and War on one hand and the bureaucratic imagery of the welfare state on the other”.

In whose name, then, should a mass party of the Left speak in Britain of the 1980s? Not in the name of the nation, but not in the name of one class either. How about in the name of the people? It is not a nation or a class which demands Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, but the living – all the living – inhabitants of a definite country at a definite moment: now.

It is not the last king or queen who should be beheaded. It is the last Druid whose brains should be knocked out with the last volume of Walter Bagehot.

It is for the Left, above all, to develop this notion of a “people”, free of British national mythology but also free of a false, defensive collectivism which threatens to become part of that mythology. Democratic socialism is about co-operation and community. But that can now only be reached by an indirect route. Labour cannot get there by syndical and class struggle alone; it must become the party of individual liberty as well, fighting for the rights of the citizen, for his power to challenge the bureaucracy, for institutions which enfranchise him – whether these are administrative courts or local pressure groups or community co-operatives. A war against the state is waiting to be fought by a mass “freedom party” of the Left. Its battles should be for a written constitution, for the doctrine of popular sovereignty, for a just electoral law based on proportional representation, for a code of administrative law and a constitutional court, for a sweeping reform of Parliament and its proceedings, for the option of federal status for those parts of the United Kingdom that wish it, for an entrenched grant of far greater competences to local authorities including the power to levy variable rates of taxation, for the demolition of the English legal professions and their replacement by a judicial system in which justice is affordable and judges come from all classes and age groups . . . For the abolition of the monarchy? I hold this to be – in Reformation language – “a thing indifferent”. If the cult of the archaic nation is demolished, the monarchy – no longer called upon to sanctify it – will reduce to the scale of a harmless focus of affection and newspaper scuttlebutt. It is not the last king or queen who should be beheaded. It is the last Druid whose brains should be knocked out with the last volume of Walter Bagehot.

We are living in an increasingly airless room. Hope has been pumped out of it, and replaced by a scent of decay, by Karl Miller’s “anxiety and ill-feeling and . . . sense of a dishonoured public life”. If unreformed State power goes on expanding, and popular misery deepens, convul- sions and unconsciousness will ensue. We must escape, or at least kick open the windows. We must transfer power to the people, but that will remain a dead political cliche until Labour, especially, understand that this transfer cannot now be achieved by the old, direct methods of syndical and class struggle, still less by a Labour government acting through the British State. This society requires drastic and immediate constitutional change. And the simplest way of justifying that change is to say that it would allow people, at last, to fight for themselves.

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned political connections and intention behind the passage of a law that resulted in the exchange of land between the Malir Development Authority (MDA) and Bahria Town Karachi.

“Who built a big house in Lahore and how the Sindh government doled out prized lands to a third party,” wondered Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar while heading a five-member bench that had taken up a petition seeking review of its judgement in the Bahria Town Karachi case.

In its May 4 verdict, the SC had barred the Bahria Town Karachi from selling plots or apartments from the housing scheme and also declared transfer of lands between the MDA and the Bahria Town Karachi as illegal.

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The CJP observed that the Colonisation of Government Land Act was amended only to consolidate the lands for onward transfer to a third party with retrospective effect due to political connections. The court made it clear that it was not striking down the law. “But to derive true interpretation, we have to go into the intentions behind adopting the law,” the bench observed.

The observation came when senior counsel for Bahria Town Karachi Ali Zafar argued that the court could not question intention of legislators behind the passage of a particular law.

Around 9,385 acres of land in 43 Dehs was consolidated by the MDA and handed over to the Bahria Town Karachi in 2015. The purpose was to build a private housing society at a 25-minute drive from the Jinnah International Airport and nine kilometres from the Karachi toll plaza on the Superhighway.

At the hearing, Bahria chairman Malik Riaz tried to explain his position by claiming that never in the history of Pakistan, a quality living style equivalent to that of a five-star hotel facility — rather better than what was available in the United Kingdom or other developed countries — was available to “middle and lower middle class at affordable prices”.

Mr Riaz asked the CJP to visit the housing scheme and then determine whatever penalty he had to pay to continue with the project. The CJP retorted that he did not want to label him but Robin Hood also used to do many good works by doling out among the poor what he got from the rich.

Also representing the builder, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan argued that the court should never lose sight of the fact that the Bahria Town Karachi converted a barren desert into a Dubai-like living facility.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, however, observed that the court was being asked to close its eyes and consider the quality of work by ignoring the illegality in the entire transaction. Such kind of arguments would not be acceptable in any court of the world, said Justice Khosa, adding that the court could never validate any such illegality.

Justice Khosa repeatedly reminded the counsel pleading the Bahria Town case to understand the gravity of the illegalities. The CJP observed that the court would not allow any individual to swallow or monopolize the public land, because the assets belonged to posterity.

The court, however, floated the proposal that the entire project be taken over by the MDA while assuring those who owned properties in the scheme that they would not be affected, or the builder be asked to pay the penalty, the remaining balance and the profit earned by utilising the lands.

The court also hinted at referring the matter to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to determine who were instrumental in the transfer of lands to the third party.

Mr Zafar, the defence counsel, argued that the MDA had transferred 7,068-acre land to the Bahria Town Karachi for the development of a housing scheme in exchange for land of an equal size. The value of the land provided by the MDA to the Bahria Town Karachi was Rs6.2 billion but the land that was given by the Bahria Town Karachi to the MDA in exchange was valued at Rs5.8 billion. Of this, he added, Rs240 million had been paid whereas Rs20 million was still in balance.

When he cited Article 38d of the Constitution that obligates the government to provide basic necessities of life like food, clothing housing, education etc, Justice Khosa said the purpose of that article was to provide such necessities to the destitute or the shelterless and not for the enrichment for big mansions.

Justice Khosa described the interpretation offered by the counsel as ‘beneficial interpretation’.

When the counsel argued that providing housing facilities was part of the public policy, the CJP questioned whether acquisition of land for a third party also part of the public policy.

The counsel, however, argued that proper master plan and zoning for the development of a planned city instead of current haphazard town planning was the need of the day.

The court highlighted that the developer was not selling properties to the destitute but to the rich. The court then postponed further proceedings till Oct 1.

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The lads in Of Mice & Men are hitting the road in support of Bullet For My Valentine in the UK in November, but while they're here they're also doing a couple of solo shows.

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Quebec City (Canada), Sep 13 (IANS) Puerto Rico's Monica Puig has advanced to the quarter-finals of the Coupe Banque Nationale, moving through when American Madison Brengle retired from the match while trailing 7-5, 3-0.

The third seed and reigning Olympic tennis women's singles gold medalist trailed 5-1 in the first set of that second-round contest, but she proceeded to win nine games in a row before Brengle was forced to stop due to a right-hand injury, reports Efe news.

"I felt like I was forcing a bit too much when I needed to build the point a little bit more," Puig, referring to her slow start, was quoted as saying on the WTA's website on Wednesday.

"The most important thing is that I was able to regroup and come back and fight my way out of that first set. I was a little bit more patient with my strokes ... until I found an opportunity to do what I needed to do," she added.

Also booking a spot in the final eight of this hard-court WTA event on Wednesday were France's Pauline Parmentier, the United Kingdom's Heather Watson and American Varvara Lepchenko.

The eighth-seeded Parmentier edged American Christina McHale 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, Watson defeated Canadian wildcard Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 7-5 and Lepchenko followed up her first-round upset of top-seeded Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka by overcoming Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.

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photoThe Manchester Film Fans Meetup Group

This weekend, we have a choice of meetups at different venues, so please check the details. For "The Predator", we're meeting up at Odeon Great Northern (the old AMC venue) from 2.15pm for the screening at 2.30pm - Lana and James are hosting. Afterwards, we'll meet at Knott Bar from around 4.45pm for a social.

‘The Predator’ sees the iconic alien hunter come back to Earth searching for a new clutch of kills, and this time… it’s landed in a quiet suburban neighbourhood.

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. Where to meet...

We'll meet in the foyer area, near the ticket office.

Plus a Social @ Knott Bar afterwards! Following the film we'll be having a social at Knott Bar, which is a few minutes from the cinema on Deansgate, just across the road from Deansgate Station. We usually reserve some tables at the back of the ground floor, so why not pop along?

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photoThe Manchester Film Fans Meetup Group

This weekend, we have a choice of meetups at different venues and times, so please check the details. For "Crazy Rich Asians", we're meeting at Odeon Great Northern (the old AMC venue) from 2.25 for the screening at 2.40. Belle is hosting. Afterwards, we'll have a social at Knott Bar from around 5.00.

When Rachel goes to Singapore with her boyfriend for his friend’s wedding, she discovers that he’s from a family of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ – and lots of other women want him.

It turns out that he’s possibly the most eligible bachelor in the area, and every single woman is incredibly jealous of Rachel. They’re willing to do whatever it takes to bring her down, but Rachel isn’t going to back down easily.

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We'll meet in the foyer area, near the ticket office.

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          Lucky @ HOME + Social @ Knott Bar      Cache   Translate Page      

photoThe Manchester Film Fans Meetup Group

This weekend, we have a choice of meetups at different venues, so please check the details. For "Lucky", we're meeting up at HOME from 3.10 for the screening at 3.25 - Matthew is hosting. Afterwards, we'll have a social at Knott Bar from around 5.30.

Lucky - Having outdrank, outsmoked and outlived all of his contemporaries in his off-the-map desert town, fiercely independent 90-year-old atheist Lucky (the late, great Harry Dean Stanton in his final role) finds himself unexpectedly thrust into a late-in-life journey of self-exploration.

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Meet to the right of the booking office.

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"Comedian Lee Camp on his show Redacted Tonight recalls the first-ever audit of the Pentagon, which is taking 2,400 auditors to do the job, trying to understand where $21 trillion in unsupported adjustments went. In his show, Camp recalled that a couple of years ago professor Mark Skidmore of Michigan State University heard Catherine Austin Fitts, former Assistant Secretary in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, say that the Department of Defense Inspector General had found $6.5 trillion worth of unaccounted for spending by the Army in 2015.

Skidmore, being an economics professor, thought “she meant $6.5 billion and not $6.5 trillion”, because “trillion would mean the Pentagon misplaced more money than the Gross Domestic Product of the whole of the United Kingdom” (UK's GDP $2.62 trillion), Camp said. “So he looked into the Inspector General’s report and he found something interesting: it was 6.5 trillion dollars!”

Skidmore and Catherine Austin Fitts did more digging and conducted a search of government websites. They found similar reports dating back to 1998. These documents indicate $21 trillion in unsupported adjustments that had been reported for the DoD and Housing and Urban Development for the years 1998 - 2015.

“If you make 40,000 USD a year, how long would it take you to make one trillion dollars? It would take you 25 million years, which sounds like a long time, but once you get past the ten million mark, it really flies by,” Camp noted. As Forbes magazine pointed out, after Mark Skidmore began inquiring about the report, the Office of the Inspector General’s webpage was mysteriously taken down.

Given that the entire army budget in fiscal year 2015 was $122 billion, unsupported adjustments were 54 times the level of spending authorized by Congress, the magazine said. The Inspector General report indicated that unsupported adjustments were the result of the Defense Department's “failure to correct system deficiencies”. Lee Camp noted that mainstream media didn’t pay due attention to the story which he describes as “the largest theft in history covered up under the guise of national security.”
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          US To Impose "Very Severe" Sanctions On Russia Over Skripal Case      Cache   Translate Page      

In the latest salvo meant to convince Mueller that Trump is not a pawn of the Kremlin, a State Dept official said on Thursday that the US plans a second round of "very severe" sanctions on Russia over use of nerve agent. The stated reason: Russia has not allowed on-site chemical weapons inspections, nor has it provided reassurance that it won’t use nerve agents against its own people, says Manisha Singh, Asst. Sec. for bureau of economic and business affairs

"We are looking at this November deadline” under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, Singh said, adding that "we plan to impose a very severe second round of sanctions."

The sanctions will kick in some time in November, presumably just after the November midterms, if Moscow does not take steps in the wake of the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom, Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh said on Thursday.

"We have indicated to them that they can evade, they can make themselves not subject to these sanctions if they allow the onsite inspections, if they give us a verifiable assurance that they will not use these nerve agents against their own people again," Singh said. "They have not done so so far, so to that extent, we are looking at this November deadline as absolutely, we plan to impose a very severe second round of sanctions under the CBW [Biological Weapons and Warfare Elimination Act]."

While US sanctions on Russia are hardly new, what is surprising this time is that the new round will include not only defense procurement and aid, but also target the country's increasingly unstable banking sector. Quote Sing: "It’s going to include banking sanctions, prohibition on procurement of defense articles, aid money -- it’s a laundry list of items that will penalize the Russian government."

In kneejerk response, the ruble slumped, erasing most intraday gains resulting from the slumping dollar, although it has since recouped some of the losses.

In early August, the United States announced a new round of sanctions against Russia over its alleged involvement in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in UK's Salisbury in March.

The first wave of restrictions took effect on August 22, while the second package would depend on Moscow's future policies.


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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Trump administration is ready to impose a new and "very severe" round of sanctions against Russia in November if Moscow does not take certain steps in the wake of the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom, Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh said on Thursday.
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A bipartisan piece of legislation, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2017, H.R.1318 in the House, and the Maternal Health Accountability Act of 2017, S.1112 in the Senate were introduced in March 2017 to address our nation's maternal mortality and morbidity crisis. 

Currently, the United States holds the worst record for maternal and infant mortality in the developed world, and maternal mortality continues to rise. Every year in the U.S., 700 to 900 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes, and some 65,000 nearly die. 

American women are more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than women in 45 other countries including the United Kingdom and much poorer nations like Libya and Kazakhstan. Additionally, the data reveal major racial disparities in maternal mortality rates: Black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy complications than white women, independent of age, parity, or education in our nation.

This legislation would establish a program to help states review maternal deaths; establish and sustain a maternal mortality review committee; develop a plan for health care provider education to improve maternal care, and improve information collection on maternal deaths to provide public disclosure of information on maternal mortality. It will help enable health systems to address the factors leading to the disproportionate deaths of Black mothers and put recommendations in place to begin addressing racial disparities that have been present and unchanged for decades. 

These are some of the critical solutions needed to address our nation’s maternal mortality and morbidity crisis. 

We can fix this; women don’t have to die from childbirth. According to a recent analysis by the CDC Foundation, nearly 60 percent of maternal deaths in the U.S. are preventable. Sixty-percent. If we are able to decrease that number by even a fraction, thousands of mothers’ lives could be saved.

Here at Momsrising, you, our members, submitted hundreds of birth stories to our Maternal Health Resource Book, where MomsRising members from almost every state raised their voices to be heard on the need for improved maternal health outcomes for themselves and their loved ones. The stories generously submitted to this book have been shared with Members of Congress, state elected officials and other decisionmakers to share the lived experiences and impacts behind the statistics. Though statistics matter, it's YOUR stories that move hearts and minds to make a difference.

And this HAS all made a difference! On June 28, 2018, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed the Maternal Health Accountability Act (S1112). Though this was a victory, the next step was to take action and urge the House of Representatives to pass the House bill, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, out of the Energy and Commerce committee. 

In July, MomsRising delivered over 19,000 of our members' signatures to the House of Representatives in support of Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2017.

Now, the Subcommittee on Health in the Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on this bill. MomsRising has submitted testimony highlighting the stories of our members to urge the committee to vote yes on successfully passing this!

You can catch the live feed of the hearing this Friday, September 14, starting at 9:15 am ET. Click here to watch: https://energycommerce.house.gov

Together we are a powerful voice for the health of moms, and we thank you for standing up for the rights and health of pregnant women!

 


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          US To Impose "Very Severe" Sanctions On Russia Over Skripal Case      Cache   Translate Page      

In the latest salvo meant to convince Mueller that Trump is not a pawn of the Kremlin, a State Dept official said on Thursday that the US plans a second round of "very severe" sanctions on Russia over use of nerve agent. The stated reason: Russia has not allowed on-site chemical weapons inspections, nor has it provided reassurance that it won’t use nerve agents against its own people, says Manisha Singh, Asst. Sec. for bureau of economic and business affairs

"We are looking at this November deadline” under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, Singh said, adding that "we plan to impose a very severe second round of sanctions."

The sanctions will kick in some time in November, presumably just after the November midterms, if Moscow does not take steps in the wake of the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom, Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh said on Thursday.

"We have indicated to them that they can evade, they can make themselves not subject to these sanctions if they allow the onsite inspections, if they give us a verifiable assurance that they will not use these nerve agents against their own people again," Singh said. "They have not done so so far, so to that extent, we are looking at this November deadline as absolutely, we plan to impose a very severe second round of sanctions under the CBW [Biological Weapons and Warfare Elimination Act]."

While US sanctions on Russia are hardly new, what is surprising this time is that the new round will include not only defense procurement and aid, but also target the country's increasingly unstable banking sector. Quote Sing: "It’s going to include banking sanctions, prohibition on procurement of defense articles, aid money -- it’s a laundry list of items that will penalize the Russian government."

In kneejerk response, the ruble slumped, erasing most intraday gains resulting from the slumping dollar, although it has since recouped some of the losses.

In early August, the United States announced a new round of sanctions against Russia over its alleged involvement in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in UK's Salisbury in March.

The first wave of restrictions took effect on August 22, while the second package would depend on Moscow's future policies.


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LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 13 – English champions Manchester City posted record revenues of Sh66 billion (£500.5 million) in a record-breaking 2017/18 campaign on the pitch as Pep Guardiola’s men romped to the Premier League title amassing 100 points. City reported profits of £10.4million, a fourth consecutive year of profitability, with wages to revenue ratio […]

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LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 13 – Tottenham Hotspur suffered a double injury blow ahead of a key week with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and midfielder Dele Alli ruled out for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool and a Champions League trip to Inter Milan on Tuesday. France’s World Cup-winning captain Lloris is “expected to be out […]

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          Roche boss says Brexit and curbs on drug use pose threat to UK science      Cache   Translate Page      

Roche boss says Brexit and curbs on drug use pose threat to UK scienceWith only six months to go until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union, the highly regulated pharmaceuticals industry still does not know exactly how medicines oversight will function. Severin Schwan, chief executive of the world's biggest maker of cancer drugs, said in an interview that Europe was already slower than the United States to approve new medicines and there are fears the UK might fall further behind, jeopardizing investment. "The UK would get markedly less competitive and less interesting for the industry as a life science hub," he told Reuters.



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Everywhere we look, nationalists are on the rise. The discredited establishment can’t get us out of this mess – only we can, writes Yanis Varoufakis

Our era will be remembered for the triumphant march of a globally unifying rightwing – a Nationalist International – that sprang out of the cesspool of financialised capitalism. Whether it will also be remembered for a successful humanist challenge to this menace depends on the willingness of progressives in the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom as well as countries like Mexico, India and South Africa, to forge a coherent Progressive International.

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          அல்குர்ஆனை தினமும் ஓதுபவருக்கும்,கேட்பவருக்கும் மாரடைப்பும்,புற்றுநோயும் ஏற்படுவது குறைகிறதாம்      Cache   Translate Page      

Vender Hoven (நெதர்லாண்டு ஆராய்ச்சியாளர் )கூறுகிறார் குர்ஆன்-ன் ஒலி அலைகள் (Sound Waves)மற்ற மொழிகளை விடமிகவும் மாறுபடுகிறது மற்றும் அதில் தனித்துவமாகவும் உள்ளது அதன் அதிர்வளைகளால் மனிதனின் உடலில் வியக்கதக்க மாற்றத்தை ஏற்படுத்துகிறது 

இது குறிப்பாக தினமும்  குர்ஆன்-யை மூன்று மணி நேரம் சப்தமாக ஓதுவருக்கும் அதை கேட்பவருக்கும் கேன்சர் மற்றும் ஹாட் அட்டாக் ஏற்படாமல்  பெரிதும் பாதுகாக்கிறது மற்றும் மூளை திறனயும் அதிகப்படுத்துகிறது என்று நெகிழ்ச்சியுடன் கூறுகிறார்

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United Kingdom-ல் உள்ள University of Salford கல்லுரியில் ஒரு ஆய்வு நடத்தப்பட்டது.ஆய்வு நடத்து முன் ஆய்வில் கலந்த கொள்ளவிருந்த மாணவர்களின்  
இதய ஓட்டம்,இரத்த அழுத்தம்,மன அழுத்தம்
 (Heart  Rate,blood pressure,perceived stress level) தனித்தனியாக அளவிடப்பட்டது 

அங்கு பயின்ற 30 மாணவர்களை 15 பேராக இரு குழுவாக பிரித்து முதல் 15 பேர் கொண்ட குழுஇருந்த மாணவர்களை குர்ஆனை-ம் அடுத்த 15 பேர் கொண்ட குழுக்களை மற்ற அரபிய புத்தங்களை படிக்க வைத்தனர் 

ஆய்வு முடிவானது அவர்களுக்கு மிகவும் வியக்கதக்க வகையில் இருந்தது 

குர் ஆனை ஓதியவர்களின்  ஆனது இரத்த அழுத்தம் மற்றும் மன அழுத்தம் மனிதன் உடல்க்கு நன்மை தரும் வகையில் குறைந்துள்ளது

மற்ற அரேபிய புத்தங்களை வாசித்தவர்களின் இரத்த அழுத்ததில் எந்த மாற்றமும் இல்லை மேலும் அவர்களின் மன அழுத்தம்  அதிகரித்து காணப்பட்டது 

ஆய்வு நடத்தி University of Salford  கல்லூரி நிறுவாகம் குர்ஆன்-யை வாசிப்பதால்  மனிதனுக்கு தேவையான முக்கியமான இரத்த அழுத்தம் மற்றும் மன அழுத்தை கன்ரோல் செய்கிறது மேலும் அந்த நிறுவாகம் தனது கல்லுரியில் பயிலும் மாணவர்களை தினமும் குர்ஆன்-யை ஓதவும் அறிவுறுத்திவுள்ளது அல்ஹம்துலில்லாஹ் 

முஹம்மது நபி (ஸல்) அவர்களும் தினமும் அதிகாலையில் குர் ஆனை ஓத அறிவுறுத்தினார்கள்

அல்லாஹ்வை நினைவு கூர்வது கொண்டு தான் இதயங்கள் அமைதி பெறுகின்றன என்பதை அறிந்து கொள்க!
(அல்குர்ஆன்: 13:28)
குர் ஆன் மனித குலத்துக்கு அல்லாஹ்(SWT )-வால் அருளப்பட்டுள்ளது 
ரமழான்  மாதம் தான் குர்ஆன் ஓத வேண்டும் என்பது அல்ல சகோதர்களே இன் ஷா இறைவன் அருளிய இறைவேதத்தை தினமும் ஓதுவோம்

குர்ஆன்-யை ஓத கூடிய பாக்கியத்தை எங்கள் அனைவருக்கும் தந்தருள்புரிவாய் அர்ரஹ்மானே 

The Health Benefits Of Reciting Holy Quran

The Holy Quran is the last divine book that Allah revealed on our beloved Holy Prophet (PBUH) more than 1400 years ago. The Holy Quran is not only the book of blessing and virtues but also has many psychological effects on the person who recites this great book. The holy Quran recitation has many positive effects on the health of a Muslim in terms of blood pressure, heart rate, and perceived level of stress. Perceived stress level is defined as the level of a stress in person that is enough that a person is stressful.

Inconclusive researchers:

Dutch researcher with the name of Vander Hoven conducted the research on this particular area but surprisingly he did not publish his results clearly. He only suggested, “Muslims who can read Arabic and who read the Holy Qur’an regularly can protect themselves from psychological diseases.” However, he does not provide any evidence or specific details about the actual effects of recitation of Quran on readers.

Yet another research:

In yet another research, Yucel Saleh says that, “There are statistical changes in body temperature and respiratory rate, but they are not significant enough to support the positive effects of prayer on physical well-being.” Again, he fails to report what were the actual results of his research and contents only on giving contradictory statements about the psychological benefits of Holy Quran.

A recent study:

Recently a study was carried out to investigate the abovementioned effects of Holy Quran. The purpose of this study was to do a comprehensive research on the subject because previous researches were not conclusive and they were low in quality. Summarizing the findings of this research, researcher describes that, “the current study found statistically significant changes of physiological conditions, and the study supports the hypothesis that prayer does have positive effects on physiology.”

Actual research:

This research was conducted in university of Salford, United Kingdom. In this study, 15 male and 15 female Muslim psychology students were included and study consisted of two parts. The first part was further divided into two conditions. In first conditions the heart rate, perceived stress level, and blood pressure of participants were checked before and after reading Holy Quran. In the second condition, same factors were checked before and after reading a non-religious book in an Arabic text.

The order of the experiment was also quite interesting. Half of the students read Holy Quran first followed by the other book. Similarly, the other contingent read non-religious book first and then studied Holy Quran.

Results obtained from the study:

Results were concluded after using two widely used methods that are post hoc t-tests and Anova. Surprisingly enough, researchers found that blood pressure, heart rate and perceived stress levels of students dropped after reciting holy Quran. On the contrary, no significant change was noticed in students after they read the other book.

The second part of the study:

In the second part of the research, experts interviewed the students about their subjective experience of reading the Holy Quran. All of the students responded that the Holy Quran has brought a positive change in their lifestyle and it educates the people to live a better and sin free life. Most importantly, it reminds them about their faith that is Islam and takes them to their Creator and also relaxes them physically and mentally.

In the end of the study, researchers concluded that recitation of Holy Quran is seemingly beneficial both for psychological and physical well being of any individual. It can reduce perceived stress levels alongside reducing blood pressures and keeping heart rate under control.

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Yet another vindication of Ed Snowden. Soon after some of the documents he leaked as a whistleblower revealed that the UK's GCHQ was conducting mass surveillance, a variety of human rights groups filed complaints with the European Court of Human Rights. It's taken quite some time, but earlier today the court ruled that the surveillance violated human rights, though perhaps in a more limited way than many people had hoped.

At issue were three specific types of surveillance: bulk interception of communications, sharing what was collected with foreign intelligence agencies, and obtaining communications data (metadata) from telcos. The key part of the ruling was to find that the bulk interception of communications violated Article 8 of the Human Rights Act (roughly, but not exactly, analogous to the US 4th Amendment). It was not a complete victory, as the court didn't say that bulk interception by itself violated human rights, but that the lack of oversight over how this was done made the surveillance "inadequate." The court also rejected any claims around GCHQ sharing the data with foreign intelligence agencies.

In short, the court found that bulk interception could fit within a human rights framework if there was better oversight, and that obtaining data from telcos could be acceptable if there were safeguards to protect certain information, such as journalist sources. But the lack of such oversight and safeguards doomed the surveillance activity that Snowden revealed.

Operating a bulk interception scheme was not per se in violation of the Convention and Governments had wide discretion (“a wide margin of appreciation”) in deciding what kind of surveillance scheme was necessary to protect national security. However, the operation of such systems had to meet six basic requirements, as set out in Weber and Saravia v. Germany. The Court rejected a request by the applicants to update the Weber requirements, which they had said was necessary owing to advances in technology.

The Court then noted that there were four stages of an operation under section 8(4): the interception of communications being transmitted across selected Internet bearers; the using of selectors to filter and discard – in near real time – those intercepted communications that had little or no intelligence value; the application of searches to the remaining intercepted communications; and the examination of some or all of the retained material by an analyst.

While the Court was satisfied that the intelligence services of the United Kingdom take their Convention obligations seriously and are not abusing their powers, it found that there was inadequate independent oversight of the selection and search processes involved in the operation, in particular when it came to selecting the Internet bearers for interception and choosing the selectors and search criteria used to filter and select intercepted communications for examination. Furthermore, there were no real safeguards applicable to the selection of related communications data for examination, even though this data could reveal a great deal about a person’s habits and contacts.

Such failings meant section 8(4) did not meet the “quality of law” requirement of the Convention and could not keep any interference to that which was “necessary in a democratic society”. There had therefore been a violation of Article 8 of the Convention.

The court also found that acquiring data from telcos violated Article 8 as well, for similar reasons.

It first rejected a Government argument that the applicants’ application was inadmissible, finding that as investigative journalists their communications could have been targeted by the procedures in question. It then went on to focus on the Convention concept that any interference with rights had to be “in accordance with the law”.

It noted that European Union law required that any regime allowing access to data held by communications service providers had to be limited to the purpose of combating “serious crime”, and that access be subject to prior review by a court or independent administrative body. As the EU legal order is integrated into that of the UK and has primacy where there is a conflict with domestic law, the Government had conceded in a recent domestic case that a very similar scheme introduced by the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 was incompatible with fundamental rights in EU law because it did not include these safeguards. Following this concession, the High Court ordered the Government to amend the relevant provisions of the Act. The Court therefore found that as the Chapter II regime also lacked these safeguards, it was not in accordance with domestic law as interpreted by the domestic authorities in light of EU law. As such, there had been a violation of Article 8.

Both of those elements also ran afoul of Article 10's protection of free expression because journalists' communications had been swept up in the bulk data collection:

In respect of the bulk interception regime, the Court expressed particular concern about the absence of any published safeguards relating both to the circumstances in which confidential journalistic material could be selected intentionally for examination, and to the protection of confidentiality where it had been selected, either intentionally or otherwise, for examination. In view of the potential chilling effect that any perceived interference with the confidentiality of journalists’ communications and, in particular, their sources might have on the freedom of the press, the Court found that the bulk interception regime was also in violation of Article 10.

When it came to requests for data from communications service providers under Chapter II, the Court noted that the relevant safeguards only applied when the purpose of such a request was to uncover the identity of a journalist’s source. They did not apply in every case where there was a request for a journalist’s communications data, or where collateral intrusion was likely. In addition, there were no special provisions restricting access to the purpose of combating “serious crime”. As a consequence, the Court also found a violation of Article 10 in respect of the Chapter II regime.

On the final issue of passing on the info to foreign intelligence agencies, the court didn't find any human rights issues there:

The Court found that the procedure for requesting either the interception or the conveyance of intercept material from foreign intelligence agencies was set out with sufficient clarity in the domestic law and relevant code of practice. In particular, material from foreign agencies could only be searched if all the requirements for searching material obtained by the UK security services were fulfilled. The Court further observed that there was no evidence of any significant shortcomings in the application and operation of the regime, or indeed evidence of any abuse.

It would have been nice if there was more of a blanket recognition of the problems of bulk interception and mass surveillance. Unfortunately the court didn't go that far. But at the very least this has to be seen as a pretty massive vindication of Snowden whistleblowing on the lack of oversight to protect privacy and the lack of safeguards to prevent telcos from sharing information with the government that should have been protected.



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The Co-Chairs of the meeting, who will take an active role in a number of sessions, are: Jay Flatley, Executive Chairman, Illumina, USA; Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University, Canada; Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, United Kingdom; Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman and Rotating Chairman, Huawei Technologies, People’s Republic of China; Liu Jitao, China Communications Construction Company, People’s Republic of China; Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission; and Abi Ramanan, Chief Exe

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Hurricane Florence has captured people's attention this week, and it's a sure bet that this unusual weather is also being closely monitored by hundreds of millions of migrating birds.

This is the peak of the fall migration season, after all, and birds avoid bad weather — which is helping scientists predict migration patterns.

"Where it's going to rain can have interesting impacts on birds. It can sort of outright just shut down migration," explains Kyle Horton, a researcher at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. "But right behind the storm can be really favorable conditions, so the migrants may take off as the storm sort of sweeps through."

Using decades' worth of data on how migrating birds respond to atmospheric changes, Horton and a colleague recently designed a new forecasting system that can predict exactly when and where vast numbers of migrating birds will take to the air each night.

"We developed this system to forecast bird migration for the entire United States. Our system essentially converts a weather forecast into a bird migration forecast," explains Benjamin Van Doren, an ornithologist at the University of Oxford the United Kingdom.

They call it the BirdCast, and it's currently predicting the greatest bird migration just to the west of where Florence is expected to make landfall.

Migrating birds typically move at night, to avoid predators and to take advantage of a more stable atmosphere. For around 75 years, scientists have used radar installations designed to monitor weather to capture information about the secret nocturnal movements of birds, bats and insects.

During the spring migration, as many as 500 or 600 million birds might be in flight across the continent on any given night, according to a new report in the journal Science. The numbers are likely much higher in the fall because juveniles hatched during the breeding season will also be on the move.

"The numbers of birds in a peak night in mid-September over the entire U. S. are certainly several hundred million, maybe over a billion. But we're still working on that," says Van Doren.

Each day's BirdCast makes a prediction for one, two, and three days ahead. Color maps show the different intensities of migration, with the greatest numbers of birds looking like red blooms on the map that appear just as the sun sets. "These migrants to take to the airspace, and that shows up in this sort of sweeping fashion across the United States," says Horton. "As the sun is setting, we'll see the progression of migration taking place."

He says their forecasts are pretty accurate, and have been able to explain more than 80 percent of the variation in migration timing and intensity. Bird-watchers have started to notice, and are already using the maps to decide when and where to go out looking.

What's more, the researchers hope their forecasts could help people protect bird migrations by taking steps like turning off wind turbines that can hit birds, or switching off city lights that can lure the migrants off course.

"Having enough lead time and predictive power to forecast where birds will be, when they'll be in the airspace, has tremendous conservation value," says Horton.

Birds will likely hunker down for hurricane Florence, and any birds caught in the storm could get blown far off course.

"From the radar perspective, we'll see birds trapped in the eye. It shows up on the radar signal as being bird-dominated in the eye alone," says Horton, noting that birds will likely show up in the eastern U. S. that normally wouldn't be anywhere near there — something that's exciting for bird watchers, but likely a lot less fun for the birds.

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Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of the UK (Getty images via the JC)
One of the things that separates the extreme right wing of Orthodoxy and the more moderate right wing (in which I include moderate Charedim and Centrists) is in how  we see those among us that are LGBT (people who have issues of forbidden sexuality - whether it is same sex attraction or gender dysphoria - self identifying as member of the sex one was not born with).

My own view, which I believe reflects the vast majority of moderate Orthodoxy is the classic ‘hate the sin, love the sinner’ approach. Which basically means that we are not in a position to judge anyone’s on matters of sexuality or even behavior, no matter how sinful that behavior might be. And we certainly may not judge an individual who has issues of gender identity. What we must instead do is treat every human being created in the image of God with the dignity that description deserves.

Which means that individuals that have any of these issues is the bearer of no sin, unless he does things that are sinful. Just like the rest of us. And if they succumb to their forbidden desires they are to be treated like anyone of the rest of us that succumb to our own forbidden desires. What we may not do is glorify any behavior that the Torah describes as sinful.

It is in the celebration of forbidden desires as equal to permitted ones,  that I take issue with. (Which is one reason I oppose gay marriage for example.) If I had to criticize LGBT activists, that would be my main bone of contention.

The Orthodox Chief Rabbi of the UK (United Kingdom), Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, has just issued guidelines for Orthodox day schools and Yeshiva high schools about how o treat students  that are LGBT. From the JC
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has published ground-breaking guidance for Orthodox schools on their duty of care to LGBT+ pupils.
He says schools must adopt robust policies to prevent bullying and be equipped to offer pastoral support with sensitivity and understanding.
His 36-page booklet, The Wellbeing of LGBT+ Pupils, has been produced with input from LGBT+ Jews and with the support of KeshetUK, the organisation which promotes equality on their behalf within the Jewish community.
Orthodox Jewish schools, Rabbi Mirvis emphasises, “can and must be a safe haven for all children and teens, a place where every pupil can feel nurtured and protected”.
Commenting on its publication, the Chief Rabbi said he believed the document was “an extremely significant milestone and will have a real and lasting impact on reducing harm to LGBT+ Jews across the Orthodox Jewish community. 
“Our children need to know that at school, at home and in the community, they will be loved and protected regardless of their sexuality or gender identity.”
In his introduction, the Chief Rabbi paid tribute to (Keshet UK an LGBT activist group), which had been “totally respectful of Torah values, never seeking to undermine or contradict any issurim (prohibitions)) or important areas of hashkafa (religious outlook).” 
Rabbi Mirvis’s views are right on target. Young people have a right to be protected form bullying regardless of their sexual or gender identity. I am happy to see that Rabbi Mirvis and I are on the same page.

I’m sure that this pamphlet was issued in response to Ofsted, (Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills) the UK’s educational arm. They have recently examined whether Orthodox schools provide a secular curriculum comparable to that of their public school curriculum and that the values taught are in concert with British values.

I believe that most Orthodox schools do provide a curriculum in line with Ofsted’s standards. I also believe that Rabbi Mirvis’ pamphlet is in concert with British values.

The extreme right wing school are not in concert with either of these. My views about offering a decent secular studies curriculum are well known to most readers but are beyond the scope of this post. The issue here is about whether the values taught in those schools  are in concert with British values and whether implementing Rabbi Mirvis’s guidelines contradict Torah values. 

The extreme right wing must think they do.

And they have cried foul! They see this as an intrusion into what they believe is their democratic right of freedom of religion which includes their right to teach their children their religious values as they see fit.  

How can there be such a vast chasm  between two Orthodox segments of Jewry? That is a good question. But that is exactly the case. Form another article in the JC
Strictly Orthodox leaders have distanced themselves from the Chief Rabbi's guidance on LGBT+ pupils, saying it applies only to schools under his authority.
In a document unprecedented for Orthodox schools, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis said they should have an explicit policy to look after LGBT+ students and have measures in place to prevent bullying.
But the rabbinic committee of Chinuch UK, the new campaign group established to defend the strictly Orthodox educational system, stressed they would provide their own directions, in a memo circulated before Rosh Hashanah. 
First, I take exception to the description of the extreme right wing as the strictly Orthodox. Because that implies that Rabbi Mirvis is not strictly Orthodox. That is an outrageous and false claim that must be refuted in the strongest possible terms.  The proper term for them is extreme right wing.

Why are they so opposed? I believe it is because they do not seem to be able to separate the sin from the sinner.  Nor are they able to even discuss these matters with their students because they consider any talk about sex or sexuality as immodest (not Tznius). 

What does that do to a child in their system that might be LGBT? Surely it destroys any chance he or she will have at leaving an observant life. It will certainly not discourage bullying. If one of their students is outed, it will no doubt do the opposite. Which can obviously ‘kill’ the student. Destroying his or her ego to the point of despair, depression  and even suicide.

How is this approach in any way a Torah approach? How can Chinuch be allowed to ignore matters that can lead to life and death situations for reasons of Tznius? What is so terrible about Rabbi Mirvis’s common sense approach which is as in line with the Torah as is that of the extreme right?

I believe it is high time – long overdue even – for the extreme right wing to see the light and stop making trouble for themselves. They ought to adopt those wise guidelines. Because the path they are on now cannot end well for them. 

None of s like government interference with our Chinuch. But is this a hill worth dying on? It would be wise for them to pick their battles more carefully. 

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Congress this fall will likely face the first executive agreement negotiated under the new Cloud Act. The U.S. and United Kingdom have been negotiating such an agreement since at least 2016. Recently, the British government introduced a new bill designed to create the legal structure for the U.K. side of the agreement. The Justice Department this summer has met with academic experts, civil-society members, and others who have been involved in issues related to the agreement. As part of the Cross-Border Data Forum’s  ongoing work on these issues, this article explains key points for the Justice Department and Congress to consider if, as we expect, an agreement is presented for consideration on the Hill. Background Congress passed the Cloud Act as part of the March 2018 omnibus budget bill. The Cloud Act was designed to facilitate law-enforcement access to data stored in foreign countries, consistent with privacy and civil liberties protections, and to alleviate…
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