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          US voters head to midterm polls to render judgment on turbulent Trump era       Cache   Translate Page      

A turbulent election season that tested President Donald Trump’s slash-and-burn political style against the strength of the Democratic resistance comes to a close as Americans cast ballots in the first national election of the Trump era on Tuesday.

US voters will decide whether Trump will keep his Republican majority in Congress or face a hostile Democratic majority after a bitter campaign for midterm elections described by both sides as a battle for America's soul.

For almost two years, Trump's rule-breaking, sometimes chaotic administration has enjoyed a largely free hand from the twin Republican-controlled chambers, but the midterms could finally see his wings clipped.

The entire 435-member House of Representatives and a third of the 100-seat Senate are up for grabs.

US midterm elections
US midterm elections

Anxious Republicans privately expressed confidence in their narrow Senate majority but feared the House was slipping away. Trump, the GOP’s chief messenger, warned that significant Democratic victories would trigger devastating consequences.

“If the radical Democrats take power they will take a wrecking ball to our economy and our future,” Trump declared in Cleveland, using the same heated rhetoric that has defined much of his presidency. He added: “The Democrat agenda is a socialist nightmare.”

Tuesday’s results will be colored by the dramatically different landscapes in the fight for the House and Senate.

Most top House races are set in America’s suburbs where more educated and affluent voters in both parties have soured on Trump’s presidency, despite the strength of the national economy. Democrats were buoyed by a wave of Republican retirements and an overwhelming fundraising advantage.

They need to pick up two dozen seats to claim the House majority.

Democrats face a far more difficult challenge in the Senate, where they are almost exclusively on defense in rural states where Trump remains popular. Democratic Senate incumbents are up for re-election, for example, in North Dakota, West Virginia, and Montana — states Trump carried by 30 percentage points on average two years ago.

Democrats need to win two seats to claim the Senate majority.

Given Trump’s stunning victory in 2016, few were confident in their predictions.

“I feel less comfortable making a prediction today than I have in two decades,” Republican pollster Frank Luntz said.

'Awakening of the Democratic Party'

Democrats, whose very relevance in the Trump era depended on winning at least one chamber of Congress, were laser-focused on health care as they predicted victories that would break up the GOP’s monopoly in Washington and state governments.

Voters cast their ballots for Early Voting at the Los Angeles County Registrar's Office in Norwalk, California. ─ AFP
Voters cast their ballots for Early Voting at the Los Angeles County Registrar's Office in Norwalk, California. ─ AFP

“They’ve had two years to find out what it’s like to have an unhinged person in the White House,” said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who leads the Democratic Governors Association. “It’s an awakening of the Democratic Party.”

Democrats could derail Trump’s legislative agenda for the next two years should they win control of the House or the Senate. Perhaps more important, they would claim subpoena power to investigate Trump’s personal and professional shortcomings.

Some Democrats have already vowed to force the release of his tax returns. Others have pledged to pursue impeachment, although removal from office is unlikely so long as the GOP controls the Senate or even maintains a healthy minority.

Democrats’ fate depends upon a delicate coalition of infrequent voters — particularly young people and minorities — who traditionally shun midterm elections.

If ever there was an off-year election for younger voters to break tradition, this is it. Young voters promised to vote in record numbers as they waged mass protests in the wake of the February mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school that left 17 students and staff dead.

Democrats are drawing strength from women and college-educated voters in general, who swung decidedly against Trump since his election. Polling suggests the Republican coalition is increasingly older, whiter, more male and less likely to have a college degree.

Diversity in national elections

Democrats boast record diversity on the ballot.

Three states could elect their first African-American governors, while several others are running LGBT candidates and Muslims. A record number of women are also running for Senate, House, governorships and state legislative seats.

“The vast majority of women voters are angry, frustrated and they are really done with seeing where the Republican Party is taking them, particularly as it related to heath care and civility,” said Stephanie Schriock, who leads EMILY’s List, a group that help elect Democratic women. “You’re going to see the largest gender gap we’ve ever seen.”

The political realignment, defined by race, gender and education, could re-shape US politics for a generation. The demographic shifts also reflect each party’s closing argument.

While the economy continues to thrive, Trump has spent much of the campaign’s final days railing against a caravan of Latin American immigrants seeking asylum at the US border. He dispatched more than 5,000 troops to the region, suggesting soldiers would use lethal force against migrants who throw rocks, before later reversing himself.

Republicans have privately encouraged the president to back off, to no avail.

Democrats, meanwhile, have beat their drum on health care.

“Health care is on the ballot,” former President Barack Obama told Democratic volunteers in Virginia. “Health care for millions of people. You vote, you might save a life.”

Bernie Sanders, the leftist populist who some feel would have had a better chance than Clinton to take on Trump in 2016, lashed out Monday at the president, calling him a "pathological liar".

"He is a sexist, a racist, a homophobe, a xenophobe and a religious bigot. He is trying to do what we have never seen in the modern history of this country, to do what he is doing right now, to gain votes by trying to divide the American people up based on where we came from," Sanders said on SiriusXM Progress radio.


          A Harvard researcher asked 2,000 people to guess coworkers' salaries, with eyebrow-raising results      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • A pay transparency study found that learning your coworkers earn more than you thought can be demotivating.
  • On the other hand, according to the study, learning your manager earns more than you thought can motivate you to work harder.
  • Previous research suggests that most people have no idea whether they're paid fairly — and that clarity around why certain people are compensated more than others is related to higher job satisfaction.

My colleague Rachel Premack recently reported on a study that found many people are willing to pay to prevent the horror of having coworkers from finding out how much they earn.

An earlier study by the same researchers —Zoë Cullen from Harvard Business School and Ricardo Perez-Truglia from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles — yielded similarly fascinating findings.

According to their working paper, summarized recently in the Harvard Business Review, most people significantly underestimate how much their boss earns — and when they're given the correct number, they're inclined to work harder.

As for peers' salaries, people were as likely to overestimate as they were to underestimate. But when they found out that a coworker in a similar role earned more, they were inclined to start slacking off.

The study took place at a large commercial bank in Asia, and involved about 2,000 employees at all levels of the organization. Through an online survey, researchers asked employees to guess the salaries of their managers' salaries; they offered rewards for accuracy.

About half the employees were then given the correct, higher number; the other half were not given the correct number.

In the year that followed, the researchers analyzed company data on when the employees clocked in and out of work, their email activity, and sales performance (and yes, it's kind of creepy that the company was tracking all this).

Results showed that employees who found out their manager was paid 10% more than they thought subsequently spent 1.5% more hours in the office, sent 1.3% more emails, and sold 1.1% more. These numbers were even higher for employees who learned the salary of managers relatively close to them in the corporate pecking order. It's as though learning how much your boss (or their boss) earns gives you something to aspire to.

On the other hand, employees who found out their peer was paid 10% more subsequently spent 9.4% fewer hours in the office, sent 4.3% fewer emails, and sold 7.3% less.

We're inclined to feel worse about work after learning that we're paid less than coworkers

This study appears to be the first to test the effects of learning your manager's salary. Other research has looked at the effects of finding out coworkers' compensation.

A 2011 study, for example, led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Princeton University found that employees who discover they're on the lower end of the salary range are more likely to start looking for new jobs.

Meanwhile, a PayScale study, described in HBR, found that found most people have no clue whether they're paid fairly. Case in point: Two-thirds of people who are being paid the market rate believe they are in fact underpaid.

Read more: 'They got a $2 million raise last year?': Netflix lets any exec or director see what employees make, and people are freaking out

Interestingly, the PayScale study also found that people feel more positive about work when their company communicates clearly about compensation — for example, by explaining to an employee why they're paid lower than market rate.

That lines up with what Elena Belogolovsky, who was an assistant professor of human resource studies at Cornell University, previously told me.

“You don't have to disclose [salary] information for every single person in the company," she said. “But what you need to do is make the system more transparent. You need to provide people with information on what they can do to make more."

SEE ALSO: People are so desperate to keep their salaries secret that they won't even reveal them to coworkers for $125 cash

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          Tickets For The Canadian Premiere Of THE LAST SHIP, Starring Sting, Go On Sale Monday      Cache   Translate Page      

Tickets for the Canadian premiere of Sting's acclaimed musical The Last Ship will go on public sale Monday November 12. Presented by David Mirvish and produced by Karl Sydow and Kathryn Schenker, the limited six-week engagement runs February 9 through March 24, 2019 at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre.

Featuring original music and lyrics by multiple Grammy Award winner Sting, this new epic production of The Last Ship will star Sting in the role of shipyard foreman Jackie White in Toronto. Further casting to be announced.

To purchase individual tickets:

Tuesday November 6

American Express Cardmembers can purchase Front Of The Line Presale tickets between Tuesday, November 6 at 12PM and Wednesday, November 7 at 10PM.

Monday November 12

Tickets will go on public sale Monday November 12, 2018 at 12:01AM at www.mirvish.com the only authorized online source.

At 9AM by phone through TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333. TicketKing is the only authorized phone source.

Tickets can be purchased in-person at all Mirvish Theatres during regular box office hours.

Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 416-593-4142 or 1-800-724-6420.


The Last Ship is part of the 2018/19 Mirvish Subscription Season.

The Last Ship, which was initially inspired by Sting's 1991 album The Soul Cages and his own childhood experiences, tells the story of a community amid the demise of the shipbuilding industry in Tyne and Wear, with the closure of the Swan Hunter shipyard.

When a sailor named Gideon Fletcher returns home after seventeen years at sea, tensions between past and future flare in both his family and his town. The local shipyard, around which the community has always revolved, is closing and no-one knows what will come next, only that a half-built ship towers over the terraces. With the engine fired and pistons in motion, picket lines are drawn as foreman Jackie White and his wife Peggy fight to hold their community together in the face of the gathering storm.

This personal, political and passionate new musical from multiple Grammy Award winner Sting, is an epic account of a family, a community and a great act of defiance. The Last Ship features an original score with music and lyrics by Sting as well as a few of his best-loved songs; Island of Souls, All This Timeand When We Dance. It is the proud story of when the last ship sails.

The show is directed by Lorne Campbell, the artistic director of Northern Stage and has set design by the Tony Award-winning 59 Productions- team behind the video design for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The Last Ship has a new book by Lorne Campbell, original book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey, orchestrations by Rob Mathes, musical direction by Richard John, costume design by Molly Einchcomb, movement direction by Lucy Hind, lighting design by Matt Daw and sound design by Seb Frost. Other members of the creative team are dramaturg Selma Dimitrijevic, associate director Jake Smith, casting director Jenkins McShane Casting and associate musical director Sam Sommerfeld.

The Last Ship is produced by Karl Sydow and Kathryn Schenker.

Sting was born Gordon Matthew Sumner on 2 October, 1951 in Wallsend, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, the eldest of four children of Audrey (Cowell), a hairdresser, and Ernest Matthew Sumner, an engineer and milkman.


He grew up in the turmoil of the ship-building industry and wanted to become a musician very early having developed a love for the bass guitar. He played in jazz/rock bands such as "The Last Exit" and other various outfits, including a Dixieland jazz group, and in 1977, he formed the rock trio, The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers.

In 1984, he went on to record solo albums, and has evolved in to one of the most prolific songwriters and musicians in the world. His latest album, 57th & 9th, was released in November, 2016 followed by the critically-acclaimed 57th& 9thWorld Tour which recently concluded having performed 115 concerts throughout North America, Asia, Latin America & Europe. Hailed "the show of a lifetime" (The Vancouver Globe & Mail), Sting: Live at The Olympia Paris will be released November 10 on DVD and captures the musician's guitar-driven rock tour as it hit the French capital at the iconic venue in April, 2017.

Throughout his illustrious career, Sting has sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as a solo artist. He has also delved into acting, having appeared in over 15 films such as Quadrophenia (1979) and Bring on the Night (1984) and has published a memoir entitled Broken Music in 2003, which spent 13 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list. He has received honorary Doctorate of Music degrees from Northumbria University in October 1992, Berklee College of Music in May 1994 and from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2006.

Karl Sydow has produced Dirty Dancing, the Classic Story Live on Stage across the UK for the past 11 years.

Other credits in the UK include Sinatra: The Man and His Music directed by David Gilmore, Backbeat directed by David Leveaux; Dish of Tea With Dr Johnson directed by Max Stafford-Clark; Tritych by Edna O'Brien; Memory directed by Terry Hands; The Line directed by Matthew Lloyd and Jen?fa directed by Irina Brown, both written by Timberlake Wertenbaker (Arcola); Ring Round the Moon directed by Sean Mathias (Playhouse); Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage (Piccadilly, Aldwych, UK tour, Germany, France, Australia and Italy); the spectacular multimedia production Sinatra at the London Palladium directed by David Leveaux with choreography by Stephen Mear; And Then There Were None with Tara Fitzgerald (Gielgud); the London and Sydney production of Dance of Death with Sir Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour and Owen Teale; Bea Arthur (Savoy); Auntie and Me with Alan Davies and Margaret Tyzack (Wyndham's); Michael Moore,Live! (Roundhouse); the West End Premiere of Noël Coward's Semi-Monde; Kevin Elyot's Mouth to Mouth with Lindsay Duncan and Michael Maloney (Albery); David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow with Mark Strong, Patrick Marber and Kimberly Williams; Drummers by Simon Bennet and Some Explicit Polaroids by Mark Ravenhill - winner of the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer - both directed by Max Stafford- Clark for Out of Joint; Macbeth with Rufus Sewell (Queen's); A Swell Party - A Celebration of Cole Porter (Vaudeville); Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good (Olivier Award for Best Play); Hysteria (Olivier Award for Best Comedy) and an adaptation of Sue Townsend's novel The Queen and I which was Out of Joint's inaugural production.

In North America he has produced Backbeat (Royal Alexandra, Toronto and Ahmanson, Los Angeles) directed by David Leveaux with international tours includingThe Last Confession with David Suchet; the centennial production of Under Milk Wood; and the Out of Joint revival of Our Country's Good.

In 2018, Karl has produced Alan Ayckbourn's The Divide with The Old Vic and Edinburgh International Festival and David Hare's The Moderate Soprano at the Duke of York's.

Kathryn Schenker was Sting's longtime manager and has more than 30 years' experience in the entertainment business. She has produced three Emmy Award-winning musical specials and numerous music documentaries, including the BBC One program, Sting: When The Last Ship Sails. She was the lead producer of the Broadway production of The Last Ship.


          Oakland Raiders 2018/19 Week 08      Cache   Translate Page      


An dieser Stelle berichte ich über die Spiele meines favorisierten Football-Team, den OAKLAND RAIDERS  sowie alle restlichen Ergebnisse der NFL...



Oakland Raiders - Indianapolis Colts 28:42

Eigentlich sollte eine freie Woche einem Team helfen, um verletzungsfreier und optimierter in die nächsten Spiele zu gehen; bei den Oakland Raiders kamen jedoch nur Hiobsbotschaften: Running Back Marshawn Lynch landete auf der Verletztenliste und Wide Receiver Amari Cooper wurde zu den Dallas Cowboys abgegeben. Man kann sagen, dass damit weitere Waffen des Angriffs genommen wurden. So brauchten die Raiders auch das gesamte erste Quarter, ehe sie auf Trab kamen. Bis dahin hatten allerdings die Gäste schon zehn Punkte geholt. Ohne große Gegenwehr marschierte Quarterback Andrew Luck mit seinem Angriff über das Feld und fand abschließend Tight End Mo Alie-Cox über 26 Yard zum Touchdown. Anschließend  legten sie noch ein Field Goal von Kicker Adam Vinatieri aus derselben Entfernung nach. Ein toller Pass von Quarterback Derek Carr über 31 Yard auf Wide Receiver Seth Roberts brachte im zweiten Quarter die ersten Punkte für Oakland. Nun schien der Spielmacher beflügelt und fand im nächsten Drive Tight End Jared Cook über 25 Yard zur 14:10 Führung. Knapp vor der Pause wurde es dann Liga-Historisch: Vinatieri traf ein Field Goal aus 25 Yard und war nun mit 2.547 der Rekordhalter für erzielte Punkte. Im dritten Quarter konnten die Raiders den Aufwind nutzten und marschierten über das Feld. Carr selber überbrückte mit einem Sprung den letzten Yard zu seinem ersten Touchdown und dem 21:13. Nun zeigten die Colts aber die Schwächen der Raiders auf - sie ließen immer wieder 'Big Plays' zu und so fand Luck schließlich Tight End Eric Ebron über 20 Yard und einem Zwei-Punkte-Erhöhung zum Ausgleich. Aber auch Carr kam schnell über das Spielfeld und fand den erst in de Woche engagierten Wide Receiver Brandon LaFell über sechs Yard zum 28:21. Das vierte Quarter sollte aber dann die Entscheidung bringen. Erstmal glichen die Colts aus, als Running Back Marlon Mack die letzten drei Yard überbrückte. Dann hielt die Abwehr die Gäste und Luck jagte seine Mannen erneut zum Touchdown, als er schließlich Tight End Jack Doyle über 10 Yard bediente. Oakland wollte nun den Ausgleich zurück holen, doch bei einem Versuch zu mehr Raumgewinn verlor Running Back Doug Martin den Ball, den Indianapolis in aussichtsreicher Position eroberte. Ruckzuck hatte Mack mit nur noch einem zu überbrückenden Yard die Führung aus 42:28 ausgebaut. Oakland kam zu keinen weiteren Punkten mehr und muss einsehen, dass die Saison mit nun 1-6 gelaufen zu sein scheint. Die Lichtpunkte sind nämlich viel zu wenig!


Tight End Jared Cook punktete für die Raiders...
(photo: ©raiders.com)

Die weiteren Ergebnisse der NFL:
Houston Texans - Miami Dolphins 42:23
Jacksonville Jaguars - Philadelphia Eagles 18:24
Carolina Panthers - Baltimore Ravens 36:21
Chicago Bears - New York Jets 24:10
Cincinnati Bengals - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37:34
Detroit Lions - Seattle Seahawks 14:28
Kansas City Chiefs - Denver Broncos 30:23
New York Giants - Washington Redskins 13:20
Pittsburgh Steelers - Cleveland Browns 33:18
Arizona Cardinals - San Francisco 49ers 18:15
Los Angeles Rams - Green Bay Packers 29:27
Minnesota Vikings - New Orleans Saints 20:30
Buffalo Bills - New England Patriots  6:25
spielfrei:
Atlanta Falcons
Dallas Cowboys
Los Angeles Chargers
Tennessee Titans

AFC EAST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. New England Patriots  6   2   0
2. Miami Dolphins        4   4   0
3. New York Jets         3   5   0
4. Buffalo Bills         2   6   0  

AFC NORTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Cincinnati Bengals    5   2   0
2. Baltimore Ravens      4   4   0
3. Pittsburgh Steelers   5   2   1
4. Cleveland Browns      2   5   1

AFC SOUTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Houston Texans        5   3   0
2. Tennessee Titans      3   4   0
3. Jacksonville Jaguars  3   5   0
4. Indianapolis Colts    3   5   0

AFC WEST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Kansas City Chiefs    6   1   0
2. Los Angeles Chargers  5   2   0
3. Denver Broncos        3   5   0
4. Oakland Raiders       1   6   0


NFC EAST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Washington Redskins   5   2   0
2. Philadelphia Eagles   4   3   0
3. Dallas Cowboys        3   4   0
4. New York Giants       1   7   0
  
NFC NORTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Minnesota Vikings     4   3   1
2. Chicago Bears         4   3   0
3. Green Bay Packers     3   3   1
4. Detroit Lions         3   4   0

NFC SOUTH:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. New Orleans Saints    6   1   0
2. Carolina Panthers     5   2   0
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers  3   4   0
4. Atlanta Falcons       3   4   0

NFC WEST:
      Team                             Siege Niederl. Unents.
1. Los Angeles Rams      8   0   0
2. Seattle Seahawks      4   4   0
3. Arizona Cardinals     2   6   0
4. San Francisco 49ers   1   7   0

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          14 November, NYC: Mohammed Sabaaneh and Eli Valley      Cache   Translate Page      

Wednesday, 14 November 7:00 pm The New School Klein Conference Room 66 W. 12th St, Room A510 New York, NY Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1073658689504193 A special meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at 7pm at The New School, Klein Conference Room, 66 West 12th Street, room A510. Free and open to the public. Please note: This is a Wednesday night event! Drawing on Authoritarianism: Mohammad Sabaaneh in conversation with Eli Valley Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh and New York cartoonist Eli Valley will have a conversation about their work — its inspiration, its purpose, and its impact on diverse audiences. They’ll discuss their approaches to making comics about the Israeli-American-Palestinian situation, the role of comics in the current political climate, and their future plans. Mohammad Sabaaneh is a Palestinian cartoonist and graphic artist who lives in Ramallah, Palestine, where he is the lead political cartoonist for the daily paper, Al-Hayat al-Jadida. In 2013, he was detained by the Israelis for five months, spending much of it in solitary confinement, a situation that inspired the creation of his first book of cartoons, White And Black: Political Cartoons from Palestine, published by Just World Books in 2017. The book won rave reviews from leading political cartoonists around the world including KAL of The Economist, Matt Wuerker of Politico, and Joe Sacco. Mohammad is the Middle East representative of the Cartoonists Rights Network International. He has had solo and group exhibitions of his work in numerous countries around the world and has conducted cartooning workshops in many parts of Palestine. Last fall, he won the Medaille d’Or at the Marseille Cartooning Festival. Shortly after that, he was hailed by the UN’s Committee on Palestinian Rights as one of Palestine’s two best-ever cartoonists — along with the late Naji al-Ali, and was featured in the exhibition and gala they staged at UN headquarters in New York. This year, he has already made appearances in Edinburgh and London. In late September, his “History of Palestine” frieze was lauded as breakthrough art in the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights’s first-ever artists’ competition. To keep up with Mohammad’s work, you can follow “@Sabaaneh” on Twitter or Instagram. Eli Valley is a writer and artist whose work has been featured in The Nation, The New Republic, The Village Voice, The Nib, The Daily Beast, Gawker, The Best American Comics, and elsewhere. The 2011 – 2013 Artist in Residence at The Forward newspaper, his art has been labeled “ferociously repugnant” by Commentary and “hilarious” by The Comics Journal. His book, DIASPORA BOY: COMICS ON CRISIS IN AMERICA AND ISRAEL (OR Books, 2017), was heralded as “one of the most fascinating and darkly humorous books in living memory” by The Los Angeles Review of Books, and his art is featured in The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason (Touchtone, 2018). His website is www.elivalley.com.

The article 14 November, NYC: Mohammed Sabaaneh and Eli Valley appeared first on Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.


          DWT California Voter Guide For Tuesday (Reprise)      Cache   Translate Page      

We published this a few weeks ago for early voters but I figured I'd run it again-- with a bonus video at the end-- for Californians going to the polls on Tuesday. First and foremost on our list is the U.S. Senate race, in which we strongly back Kevin de León against fossilized conservative incumbent Dianne Feinstein.

Goal ThermometerWe don't usually back better of two evil candidates-- which is what the Democratic Party usually encourages, particularly on the federal level. But, this year, because of the existential threat from Trump, we are doing just that. Vote for every Democrat and against every Republican-- even for candidates as lacking in anything to recommend them as Andrew Janz and Gil Cisneros. There I said it!. That said, we are genuinely excited about some Democrats, especially Katie Porter, the progressive running in Orange County (CA-45), Ammar Campa-Najjar, the progressive running for Congress in San Diego County (CA-50) and Jovanka Beckles, the progressive running for state Assembly in the East Bay. All of our California faves are on the Blue America thermometer on the right. Prediction: Gavin Newsom will win and any progressive who voted for him will be very, very sorry. For state Superintendent of Schools, there's a really good candidate: Tony Thurmond and a really bad canddiate, the charter school guy, Marshall Tuck. OK, that's the easy stuff. Now the statewide propositions:
Prop 1- YES-- authorizes $4 billion in bonds to fund affordable housing for low-income families, seniors, people with disabilities, farmworkers and veterans.
Prop 2- YES-- authorizes $2 billion in bonds to provide supportive housing (i.e. ,mental health and drug rehab) for homeless Californians with mental illness.
Prop 3- NO-- an $8 billion boondoggle for Big Agriculture, while causing environmental problems.
Prop 4- YES-- authorizes $1.5 billion in bonds to fund building, renovating and equipping children’s hospitals.
Prop 5- NO-- another boondoggle, this one for wealthy developers and older rich homeowners-- expands Prop 13.
Prop 6- NO-- overturns the increase in gas taxes and vehicle fees that fund transportation infrastructure. Bad for Climate Change and deincentivizes electric car development.
Prop 7- YES or NO-- empowers the legislature to adopt permanent daylight saving time, eliminating standard time in the future if it Congress gives the OK.
Prop 8- YES-- requires notoriously profiteering dialysis centers to stop cheating their patients and to accept Medicare and Medicaid without discrimination.
Prop 10- YES-- allows cities, towns and counties to pass and strengthen rent control laws by repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.
Prop 11- NO-- An anti-union proposal that allows private ambulance companies to require workers to remain on-call during meal and rest breaks.
Prop 12- YES-- an animal welfare measure set ting reasonable minimum floor space for pigs, calves and hens at one square foot.


L.A. County has Measure W, an excellent idea to fund rainwater capture, cleaning and storage projects in order to grow the county's local water supply. Vote YES.

And the city of L.A. has two measures, both worth supporting. Measure B amends the City’s charter to permit Los Angeles to establish a public bank. Vote YES.

Measure E sets the City’s primary election on the same date as the State’s primary election. Vote YES.




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          Hang Time LA: Speaker Spotlight on Amy and Jen Hood      Cache   Translate Page      

We’re thrilled to have Amy and Jen Hood from Hoodzpah join us on the main stage at Hang Time Los Angeles on December 4th.


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Today is election day, apparently a day when Democrats will do better than they did the last time. To celebrate, and perhaps even to cerebrate, we return to that liberal paradise called Los Angeles.

This comes from the Neon Nettle site, which does not merely offer some facts about the outbreak of typhus in Los Angeles and surrounding cities. It also offers some arresting pictures of life in beautiful downtown LA.

The site opens:

If we want to see the blue wave in full effect, we only need to take a look at liberal Los Angeles, where millionaire celebrities lecture the rest of the population from their mansions, surrounded by rat-infested slums.Along with San Francisco, LA has ensured that California is now home to some of the world's filthiest slums, with some areas even rivaling third-world countries such as India and Kenya. Feral cats and rats plague the trash-lined streets causing diseases to spread.Health officials have now warned

The statistics are clear:

Angeles County Department of Public Health has reported that, so far this year, 72 patients have been recorded in central LA, with a further 15 in Long Beach and another 20 in Pasadena. In the 2000s only 20 cases of the disease were recorded per year and analysts are attributing the dramatic rise to the massive 47 percent increase in homelessness since 2012.

Imagine that… since 2012 homelessness in Los Angeles has risen dramatically.

As for the photos, can you believe that this is happening in America?

recorded cases of typhus have now passed 100 in los angeles as diseases spreads through slums


children fend for scraps in the trash that litters los angeles  slums


the democratic vision for america  citizens experiencing the blue wave in liberal los angeles






          High School Teacher Arrested After Fighting A Student During Class      Cache   Translate Page      
A California high school teacher was arrested after video surfaced of him allegedly punching one of his students who used a racial slur, CBS Los Angeles reports. Marston Riley, 64, was released November 3 from the Los Angeles County Jail after posting $50,000 bail, according to reports. Cellphone video showed the student taunting Riley, calling him […]
          Hypothermia Devices raises $11m      Cache   Translate Page      

Medical device developer Hypothermia Devices has raised $10.7 million in a new round of equity financing, according to a recently posed SEC filing. Money in the round came from 51 anonymous sources with the first sale dated on March 21, according to the filing. Los Angeles-based Hypothermia Devices is designing and manufacturing cooling and heating […]

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Arzu Sabancı, evlat hasretine dayanamadı. Önceki gün New York'a uçarak soluğu oğlu Kerim'in yanında aldı, Sabancı, Los Angeles'ta okuyan oğlunun şimdilerde New York'ta iş hayatına başladığını açıkladı... Devamı için tıklayınız
          NBA: Tyson Chandler rejoint les Lakers      Cache   Translate Page      
Le pivot Tyson Chandler s'est engagé avec les Lakers, a annoncé mardi la franchise NBA de Los Angeles, quelques jours après avoir été libéré par les Phoenix Suns. "Après avoir observé notre roster pendant les dix premiers matches de la saison, nous nous sommes rendus compte qu'il fallait renforcer notre défense intérieur et les rebonds", a expliqué le manager général des Lakers, Rob Pelinka. A 36 ans, le 2e choix de la draft 2001 viendra, en tant que doublure de JaVale McGee, apporter son expérience à une équipe jeune en pleine reconstruction et à la peine depuis le début de la saison (4 victoires, 6 défaites).
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MTV Undressed | Photo Credits: MTV

MTV is reaching into the archives to pull out another classic: Undressed. The network is working on a revival of the groundbreaking series, which chronicled the sexual and romantic relationships of young people in the Los Angeles area, Deadline reports.

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          Hustle N’ Code hackathon December 15 in Los Angeles      Cache   Translate Page      

reposted from the subreddit volunteer, about a hackathon in Los Angeles, California seeking volunteers:

Teens Exploring Technology (TXT) is hosting its annual Hustle N’ Code hackathon on December 15th. TXT is aiming to introduce inner city youth from LA to their first ever computer science experience. By teaching them to build mobile applications and websites that address their community. The event is hosted at two public housing communities in South LA and East LA since youth living there have less chances of having access to a computer and internet.

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to code you are still able to help us by being a social facilitator, usher, registering guests and setting up/ cleaning up.

If you do know how to code or have experience with design that’s a plus.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for the event.

You can register at: www.hustlencode.xyz

If you know people and youth that might be interested in this event. Please don’t hesitate to share this information and flyer attached.

Volunteer Flyer:

https://imgur.com/JFlb0bm

Student Flyer:

https://imgur.com/a/H8W4oSv

For more content looks us up on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube: @urbantxt


          'One of the Biggest Fraud Cases Ever': Trump Biographer David Cay Johnston Uncovers Rudy Giuliani's Alleged Role In Massive $10 Billion Theft      Cache   Translate Page      
The complaint is aimed at uncovering the full details of Russian money flowing to various Trump projects using so-called anonymous wealth companies.

A human rights organization has asked Dutch prosecutors to open a criminal investigation into multi-billion dollar money laundering schemes that they say were aided by Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and his old law firm.

This story first appeared at DC Report.

The complaint is clearly aimed at examining how much money stolen from a former Soviet satellite ended up benefitting Trump. He is named 16 times in the complaint’s footnotes.

The complaint describes “one of the biggest fraud cases ever” in which “some of these money flows ultimately ended up in the Netherlands” because “Dutch service providers helped to cover up the money laundering acts.”

Watch David Cay Johnston’s Video Commentary Below:

“The money laundering network started in Kazakhstan, where a figure of up to USD 10 billion was purportedly embezzled,” the complaint asserts. “This money was subsequently circulated by two Kazakh oligarch families via a worldwide network of shell companies. A number of these companies were established in the Netherlands. The money was subsequently invested in real estate projects in the United States and Europe, after which it was paid out as ‘profits’ via – once again – a network of shell companies.”

Netherlands banks and other firms play a significant role in illicit flows of cash around the world through sophisticated techniques to hide income and corporate profits. Many of these techniques appear to push the envelope on legal tax avoidance. When money laundering is involved these aggressive techniques could cross a line into aiding and abetting criminal tax evasion.

The complaint asserts that a small slice of the missing billions was run through Dutch shell corporations with help from Rudy Giuliani’s old law firm, Bracewell & Giuliani. Until 2016, Giuliani was a partner in the 470-lawyer firm.

Neither Giuliani nor anyone at his firm Giuliani Security & Safety LLC responded to requests for his side of the story. Multiple requests for comment prompted no response from Greg M. Bopp, managing partner of what was then Bracewell & Giuliani but is now called only Bracewell.

The complaint was filed by Avaaz, a global human rights organization in Washington which claims 48 million members. It has issued an open call to prosecutors around the world to investigate “the giant web of corruption” that it says propelled Trump’s rise.

Avaaz says it has approximately 290,000 members in the Netherlands. The complaint was filed Oct. 22 with J.J.M. van Dis-Setz of the Dutch Public Prosecution Service by Barbara van Straaten, a lawyer in Amsterdam.

The complaint filed with the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service in Amsterdam relies on court records from several countries that were dug up by investigative journalists, including James S. Henry, the investigative economics editor of DCReport.

The Dutch television program Zembla aired an investigative piece on Trump and his Russian associates in 2017. It followed up with an expose of a Trump business partner’s role in a Dutch money laundering scheme.

The complaint is aimed at uncovering the full details of Russian money flowing to various Trump projects using so-called anonymous wealth companies. Those are shell companies created to hide the identities of the owners. Trump and his family are known to have received vast sums from shell companies and have bragged about how much of it came from people in Russia and other parts of the former Soviet empire. Trump contends the deals were all lawful and he has no knowledge of any money laundering.

A criminal investigation by Dutch prosecutors could help that country avoid banking sanctions and loss of reputation by showing that Amsterdam enforces its own laws and respects laws on transnational crimes.

Roughly $10 billion was stolen from Kazakhstan, a former Soviet satellite located in Central Asia. The current Kazakh government is in court in Switzerland and elsewhere trying to recover the money and prosecute members of two families it says stole the money and laundered it in the West. Other lawsuits connected to the stolen money are being litigated in London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles.

The $10 billion theft was uncovered by PricewaterhouseCoopers during its 2009 audit of BTA Bank, the largest in Kazakhstan. In addition, there is about $300 million missing from Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan.

Court documents identify the suspected thieves as Viktor Khrapunov and Mukhtar Ablyazov, oligarchs whose families are bound not just by extensive business ties, but also by marriage. Khrapunov is the former mayor of Almaty. His son Illyas is married to Ablyazov’s daughter.

“There are strong indications that the revenues of these crimes were probably mixed via a complex money-laundering network, and there was a great deal of mutual overlap” between the companies and people suspected of the crimes, the complaint states.

Both Khrapunov and Ablyazov are fugitives.

Khrapunov, who was tried in absentia in Kazakhstan, has been convicted of corruption.

Ablyazov, who was president of the looted bank, had his worldwide assets with an estimated value of $4.9 billion frozen six years ago by a British High Court.

Trump has done business since 1983 with Russian oligarchs and wealthy former officials and business people in former Soviet satellites, including Kazakhstan, Georgia and Azerbaijan. A number of mobsters – American, Russian and others – live in Trump Tower apartments. The building has long been known to local, federal and international law enforcement as a nest of criminal residences.

In 1987 the Kremlin, then still a communist state, provided Trump and his first wife Ivana with a luxury trip to Russia.

While a number of journalistic investigations have looked into Trump’s dealings with oligarchs and their money using public records and sources they were limited to public records, which are often scant. Dutch prosecutors, however, have the power to subpoena banking and other records, forcing their disclosure to prosecutors and, potentially, the public.

Trump is known to have done deals with some of those mentioned in the complaint, including Felix Sater, a violent Long Island felon who was born in Russia. For years Sater traveled extensively with Trump working on deals named in the complaint and handing out his Trump Organization business card. Despite these long ties and both videos and still photos showing the men together, Trump claimed during the presidential campaign that he would not recognize Sater if they were in the same room.

Sater is believed to be cooperating with Robert Mueller, the American special prosecutor investigating Trump.

In one deal involving Sater, millions of dollars from the Trump SoHo hotel and apartment tower disappeared into an Icelandic bank that was under the control of a Russian oligarch. That bank was part of a multi-billion-dollar scheme to defraud Dutch and British pension funds. Trump has testified that he was due 18% of profits from the building.

The faux gold letters bearing the name, under an agreement reached a year ago, have been pried from the building façade.

Just three weeks before the 2016 election, a massive expose of Trump’s role in helping Kazakh oligarchs hide their illicit money appeared in The Financial Times, a British business newspaper.

“Dirty Money: Trump and the Kazakh Connection” described “evidence a Trump venture has links to alleged laundering network.”

The newspaper said its investigation found that Trump had “assembled an eclectic collection of backers and collaborators. Some had chequered pasts, with links to organized crime or fraud schemes. But perhaps the biggest risk for Mr. Trump’s complex, often opaque, business empire was that it might be used for a purpose US officials fear is rife in the country’s real estate sector: laundering dirty money.”

Trump’s SoHo project “has multiple ties to an alleged international money laundering network. Title deeds, bank records and correspondence show that a Kazakh family accused of laundering hundreds of millions of stolen dollars bought luxury apartments in a Manhattan tower part-owned by Mr. Trump and embarked on major business ventures with one of the tycoon’s partners,” the British newspaper The Financial Timesreported after an extensive investigation.

Trump and his partners, the FT asserted, engaged in condo sales that appear to have violated the Patriot Act, the post 9/11 law that requires banks, developers and others to know who their customers are and the sources of their money.

Investigations to identify anonymous buyers of luxury apartments in New York and Florida to determine the extent of any money laundering were announced in January 2016 by the federal government’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

Three months later the FinCEN director, Jennifer Shasky Calvery, spoke about her years of work on transnational Russian organized crime networks. Much of her work involved Russian crime families “laundering their funds through the U.S. financial system. Often, this involved the suspected purchase of personal residences with criminal proceeds.”

In July 2016, the month the GOP nominated Trump, FinCen announced it would be investigating sales of luxury apartments beyond New York and Florida because of its growing concern about flows of illicit cash disguised in real estate deals.

While Giuliani calls himself Trump’s personal lawyer, his role is primarily to spread Trumpian disinformation about Special Prosecutor Mueller’s investigations into Russian collusion and related matters concerning Trump and his 2016 presidential campaign. Because Giuliani appears on so many cable and other television shows, but not in court, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell calls the former New York City mayor “Trump’s TV lawyer.”


          Actor Michael Douglas gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame      Cache   Translate Page      
LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday (Nov 6) in honour of his 50 years in show business. The megastar was joined at the ceremony by his 101-year-old father and Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas as well as Jane Fonda, who starred with him ...
          Pro and college football games dominate the TV ratings      Cache   Translate Page      

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While political battles raged, viewers overwhelmingly cast their TV votes for football. Eight of the 10 most popular telecasts last week were NFL and college games or related programs, according to Nielsen ratings released Tuesday. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” Green Bay-New England contest was the top-rated NFL game of the season […]
          Donations pour in for teacher arrested after being caught on video punching student      Cache   Translate Page      
LOS ANGELES -- Online donations are streaming in for a Maywood, Calif., high school music teacher who was arrested after a video went viral showing him punching a 14-year-old student in the face after ... - Source: www.nwaonline.com
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          Two Ways of Looking at Philip Glass’s ‘Satyagraha’      Cache   Translate Page      
The opera, a meditation on the life of Gandhi, has gotten simultaneous productions at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Los Angeles Opera.
          $100K raised for Los Angeles teacher who punched student      Cache   Translate Page      

Community members have raised more than $100,000 for a Los Angeles-area teacher captured on video punching a student who had repeatedly called him a racial slur and other names.


          Michael Douglas honoured on Walk of Fame in front of proud father Kirk      Cache   Translate Page      
The ceremony took place in Los Angeles.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic gibt in Interview preis was er von der Premier League hält.
Dem Magazin FourFourTwo hat Zlatan Ibrahimovic dieser Tage eines seiner bekannt launischen Interviews gegeben. Darin sagt er offen was er über die angeblich beste Liga der Welt denkt. Der schwedische Superstar der derzeit bei Los Angeles Galaxy unter Vertrag steht, kickte in den besten Ligen der Welt. Von 2016 bis 2018 war er für ManU in der Premier League engagiert und erzielte in 53 Spielen 29 Tore. Was hält "Ibra" von der englischen Liga? "Sie bekommt viel Aufmerksamkeit, aber ich denke die Qualität wird ein bisschen überbewertet, was die individuelle Stärke und die technischen Fähigkeiten angeht", sagt der 37-Jährige.
          A teacher beat up a student who called him the n-word. Now he's an $85000 GoFundMe hero. - Washington Post      Cache   Translate Page      

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A teacher beat up a student who called him the n-word. Now he's an $85000 GoFundMe hero.
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A racial taunt turned a California classroom into the site of a brawl between two unlikely participants last week: a 64-year-old music teacher and a 14-year-old student. Days later, thousands of supporters have flooded a GoFundMe account, raising more ...
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Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints signals to his team during the first quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 4, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.Inside the NFL analyst looks at the scoring boom and which sleeper teams could challenge in the AFC and NFC.
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          LA Lakers sign C Tyson Chandler after buyout from Suns      Cache   Translate Page      
Veteran center Tyson Chandler has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers two days after reaching a buyout agreement with the Phoenix Suns
          Los Angeles Lakers sign Tyson Chandler      Cache   Translate Page      
The Lakers signed Tyson Chandler on Monday, after the veteran center cleared waivers on a contract buyout with the Suns.
          Ray Lewis: ‘These Rules Give To The Offenses’      Cache   Translate Page      
Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints signals to his team during the first quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 4, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.Inside the NFL analyst looks at the scoring boom and which sleeper teams could challenge in the AFC and NFC.
          Michael Douglas honoured on Walk of Fame in front of proud father Kirk      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Los Angeles Auto Show: Volkswagen startet Beetle-Abschiedstour auf der AutoMobility LA 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

Wolfsburger zeigen Sonderedition ihres Beetle zum Produktionsende zusammen mit historischen Modellen bei einer Fahrzeug-Ausstellung am 28. November am Los Angeles Convention Center LOS ANGELES, 7. November 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Die AutoMobility LA™ der Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®) ...


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Polak zdobył 5 pkt, jego drużyna Seattle Seahawks przegrała u siebie z Los Angeles Charges 17:25 i po ośmiu meczach sezonu zajmuje drugie miejsce w dywizji NFC West z bilansem 4:4.
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          Business Intelligence Analyst - Latham & Watkins LLP - Los Angeles, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Lakers' issues continue with blowout loss at home to Raptors      Cache   Translate Page      
The Los Angeles Lakers paid the price for an abysmal start as they suffered another early-season blow with a 121-107 loss to the Toronto Raptors. To make matters worse, the Lakers (4-6) caught the Raptors a man down, so to speak, with Toronto forward Kawhi Leonard unexpectedly missing the game due to a sore ankle. The Raptors (9-1) came out hot and led the Lakers by 31 at one point in the first quarter.
          Suns make buyout of Tyson Chandler official, Lakers signing expected      Cache   Translate Page      
Tyson Chandler is no longer a member of the Phoenix Suns. Word came out earlier this week that the veteran center would reach a buyout with Phoenix and be free to sign with a team of his choosing — likely the Los Angeles Lakers — soon. On Sunday, Phoenix sent out a release stating that Chandler had indeed been bought out by the team.
          Report: NBA execs believe Kawhi Leonard prefers Clippers over joining LeBron James on Lakers      Cache   Translate Page      
It appears Kawhi Leonard might fall more into the Kyrie Irving school of thought about playing with LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakers’ entire strategy over the past two seasons has been fairly simple when you get down to the bare bones: Establish a young core, get LeBron James, then get another superstar. With Paul George committed to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kawhi Leonard is now widely seen as that next superstar the Lakers will be targeting.
          McVay takes blame as Rams run ends in Saints defeat      Cache   Translate Page      
Sean McVay accepted responsibility as the Los Angeles Rams' winning start to the NFL season came to an end at the New Orleans Saints. Saints quarterback Drew Brees continued to defy age on Sunday in a 45-35 victory in which he threw for 346 yards and four touchdowns. The Rams threatened a fightback following a one-sided first half and scored 18 straight after half-time to tie the game, but Brees reconnected with Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas to hand Los Angeles their first defeat.
          Rapper Mac Miller died of accidental cocaine, fentanyl overdose -coroner      Cache   Translate Page      
Rapper Mac Miller, the former boyfriend of pop star Ariana Grande, died of an overdose of cocaine and the powerful opioid fentanyl, the Los Angeles coroner's office said on Monday.

          Box Office - 'Bohemian Rhapsody' rocks with $50 million, 'Nutcracker' crumbles      Cache   Translate Page      
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - There's a new box office queen in town.

          Crucial drop costs Seahawks a chance at unlikely comeback win      Cache   Translate Page      
It was all going so well for Seattle. Down 25-17 to the Los Angeles Chargers but stomping down the field with just seconds on the clock, the Seahawks used a fortuitous pass interference call as time ran out to set up an untimed down and first-and-goal at the 1-yard line. Could Seattle hand the Chargers the most Chargers-esque loss of all?
          Rough Gangbang At Los Angeles      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Telecommute Medical Device Sterilization Subject Matter Expert in Los Angeles      Cache   Translate Page      
A staffing firm is filling a position for a Telecommute Medical Device Sterilization Subject Matter Expert in Los Angeles. Individual must be able to fulfill the following responsibilities: Providing day-to-day Sterilization and Sterility Assurance support Understanding the standards, methods, and FDA regulations relating to EO/EtO Sterilization Working cross-functionally between the Technical Operations, Quality and Engineering teams Qualifications Include: 8+ years of experience in Medical Device 8+ years of experience in EO/EtO Sterilization 8+ years of experience in Sterility Assurance/Sterilization Validation Sterilization Standards/Methods/Regulations Must have a Microbiology/Biology/Physics educational background
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All the best photos from this year's HARD Day of the Dead in Los Angeles.
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          Voting yes on housing justice in California      Cache   Translate Page      

Julien Ball writes from San Francisco on the importance of a ballot measure that, if passed, would help to counter the corporate landlords and their gentrification plans.

CALIFORNIA VOTERS have a chance on Election Day to pass a ballot measure, known as Proposition 10, that would restore the right of cities to pass strong rent control.

Martha Simmons’ story illustrates why it would be an important victory for housing justice if Prop 10 passes.

Martha is one of the millions of California renters who have been negatively affected by the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act of 1995 — the state law restricting local authorities from implementing rent control, which Proposition 10 would repeal if it passes.

Martha grew up in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood, and her family has roots in the historically working-class, African American area for several generations. Thus, in 2005, she was happy to move into a home on Ingerson and 3rd Street that was big enough for her large, multigenerational, tight-knit family.

The rent, $3,300 per month, wasn’t cheap, but by working long hours at her job as front-desk security at a downtown building, Martha found that she could afford it and even begin to save money. The landlord, Dorothy Banks, never made repairs, but Martha put up with that because Banks promised her that when she sold the home, Martha could buy it.

Rallying for pro-tenant Proposition 10 in California
Rallying for pro-tenant Proposition 10 in California (L.A. Tenants Union | Facebook)

She continued to make the repairs that she could out-of-pocket to keep the home in good condition. At one point, the septic tank flooded the unit where Martha’s sister lived, rendering it uninhabitable. Martha’s sister suffered severe health problems before eventually moving out.

Despite all this, Martha continued to work to make the rent on time and put some money aside to buy the home one day. But that was before San Francisco’s real estate market exploded.

When Banks decided to sell, instead of accepting Simmons’ $650,000 offer on the home, she raised the rent, first to $4,700 a month, and then to $5,200, in the hopes she could drive the family out and sell the home empty, getting more money for it.

Simmons desperately scrambled to make ends meet, working three jobs, sleeping just a few hours a night and cashing out her 401(k) retirement fund to make the payments on time. But when even that wasn’t enough, she was faced with an eviction notice for nonpayment of rent.

She joined the community group Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) to help organize rallies and protests, but nothing succeeded in getting Banks to reconsider.

Martha and her family finally realized their dream of home ownership, but only by moving to Oakley, on the outskirts of the Bay Area, more than 50 miles from their former home — joining the legions of working people and people of color who have been displaced from San Francisco and other California cities due to evictions and rising rents.


WHAT HAPPENED to Martha and her family is perfectly legal because of a state law called Costa-Hawkins that, among other restrictions, bans cities from covering single-family homes like hers under rent control laws.

Martha is supporting Prop 10, which would repeal Costa-Hawkins, in the hopes that others will be spared what she suffered. “It’s stressful to have one foot in the door and one foot in the street,” says Martha. “No human being should have to go through what we went through. It’s disturbing to know so many people are going through the same thing.”

Costa-Hawkins — named after its legislative sponsors Democratic state Sen. Jim Costa and Republican State Assembly member Phil Hawkins — was a bipartisan bill passed by the legislature over two decades ago at the behest of the real estate industry.

The law bans cities from passing strong rent control in several ways:

First, it bans cities from covering single-family homes or condos under rent control.

Second, it stops cities from applying permitted rent control regulations to so-called “new construction,” defined as any construction after the 1995 passage of the law. Cities that already have rent control are barred from extending rent control to buildings constructed after those cities passed their ordinances. In San Francisco, that date is 1979, and in Los Angeles, it is 1978.

Finally, it bans vacancy control — a type of rent control that restricts rent increases in between tenants. So when a tenant leaves, landlords can charge as much as they want to the next tenant.

In a city like San Francisco, a market with large numbers of higher-income earners, lack of rent control between tenancies creates a huge incentive for landlords to evict low-rent tenants so they can bring in tenants who can afford market rate. In San Francisco, that median rate was $3,253 per month for a one-bedroom apartment in 2017, according to the real estate website Curbed.

Lack of vacancy control, coupled with the ban on rent control for any so-called “new construction” means the sometimes gradual and sometimes rapid loss of affordable, rent-controlled apartments, with no way to replace them. That, combined with the decades-long, federal divestment from affordable and public housing, has amounted to a deliberate, bipartisan attack on our ability to solve the affordability crisis.


REPEAL OF Costa-Hawkins has long been at the top on the wish list for California tenants’ rights groups struggling to deal with the affordability crisis, but only recently have they considered it possible.

While cities like San Francisco have established nonprofit organizations advocating for tenants’ rights, in other cities, volunteer-led groups have more recently formed to organize tenants and press for local rent control ordinances.

The Los Angeles Tenants Union has organized rent strikes. In several cities, ACCE successfully organized tenants’ chapters to take on corporate landlords like the Blackstone Group, which bought thousands of single-family homes and raised the rent. And since 2015, the Bay Area cities of Richmond and Mountain View have passed the first local rent control ordinances in California in decades.

Earlier this year, groups around the state organized to push for AB 1506, legislation that would have repealed Costa-Hawkins. The San Francisco-based Anti-Displacement Coalition organized protests to get State Assembly member David Chiu, one of the sponsors, to bring the bill to his committee for a vote.

When a committee hearing finally took place in January, hundreds of tenants and their supporters from around the state packed the room, along with landlords organized by real estate front groups.

When the Democratic-led Assembly failed to move the bill out of committee, Los Angeles-based groups such as the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, ACCE and the Eviction Defense Network began collecting signatures to put Proposition 10 on the ballot.


PROP 10 is facing an uphill battle. State and national real estate groups have spent a whopping $77.5 million on misleading ads to convince voters that the referendum is bad for renters.

A number of Wall Street developers and real estate investment trusts like Blackstone Group, its subsidiary Invitation Homes, Essex Property Trust, Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities — with portfolios of tens of thousands of California homes between them — each donated $3 million or more to defeat the initiative.

These corporations know that passing statewide restrictions on local control is one of the most effective weapons in their arsenal — and that if Prop 10 passes, groups in the 32 states that currently have an outright ban on rent control could decide to take matters into their own hands and repeal those restrictions, too.

Passage of Prop 10 would be only the first step in winning the kind of rent control needed to address the affordability crisis. Once Costa-Hawkins restrictions are lifted, it will be up to cities to pass the rent control they need to address the crisis. Local political leaders of both parties rely on real estate developers and real estate industry groups for campaign donations, and industry lobbyists often enjoy almost unfettered access to politicians.

Working people and tenants will have to build movements with the necessary size, organization and social power to stop evictions, beat back rent increases and force politicians to pass local laws that prioritize them over real estate industry profits.

But voting “yes” on Proposition 10 is crucial to widening the scope for what victories are possible for the housing movement in the years to come.


          Fear and loathing and more fear      Cache   Translate Page      

Elizabeth Schulte documents the new low points that Trump and the Republicans are reaching — and the dismal failure of Democrats to stand up for justice.

YOUR PRESIDENT wants you to hate and fear immigrants.

That was the message of a new attack ad that Donald Trump himself tweeted a little over a week before the midterm elections. The ad featured an undocumented immigrant jailed for killing two California sheriff’s deputies and then scenes of the refugee caravan currently making its way through Mexico to seek asylum from poverty and violence in Central America.

Lettering above the man on trial reads: “He killed our people.”

The last-minute campaign ad aimed to create an indelible image of immigrants as murderers who are “invading” the U.S. with the Democrats’ blessing — and an equally indelible conclusion that only Trump and the Republicans will protect you from violence.

Numerous Republicans running for office embraced and echoed Trump’s ramped-up campaign of racist scapegoating against immigrants.

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Rep. Duncan Hunter of California issued an ad claiming that his Democratic opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar, a former Labor Department official, is trying to “infiltrate Congress” on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood and is a “security risk.”

In upstate New York, the National Republican Congressional Committee aired several commercials attacking a Democratic candidate for Congress, Antonio Delgado, who is Black, for having been a rap musician. In one ad, several white upstate New Yorkers speak to the camera: “Antonio Delgado would be fine in Los Angeles, maybe New York City,” but “nobody talks like that around here.”

These vile ads leading up to the midterm elections have a history. Politicians of both main political parties have created similar ones using racism and xenophobia to whip up fear and reinforce the most backward and divisive ideas in U.S. society.

In 1988, the presidential campaign of George H.W. Bush ran a commercial featuring “Willie” Horton — his name was William Horton, but “Willie” fit the stereotype the ad makers were after — a Black man accused of a killing a white woman while free on a prison work-release program in Massachusetts under then-Gov. Michael Dukakis.

The ad aimed to whip up fear about crime — and the fear of Black people committing crimes in particular.

But Republicans aren’t the only ones to pander to racism during their campaigns.

During the 1992 presidential campaign, Democratic candidate Bill Clinton thought he could score points by attacking anti-racist activist and recording artist Sister Souljah for her comments about the Los Angeles rebellion that year. For that matter, Clinton’s running mate Al Gore was the first candidate of either party to use Horton against Dukakis — during the 1988 Democratic primaries.

It says a lot about the cynicism of the politicians of the “world’s greatest democracy” that they’ve used coded and not-so-coded racism so freely during elections over the decades.


IN THAT sense, Trump’s ads are very much a part of the U.S. political system. But under the current circumstances, there’s a twist: Trump’s racist anti-immigrant ad is advising his supporters to do more than fear and hate immigrants. It encourages them to take action.

The message came through loud and clear to far-right militia groups, who stated that they are traveling south to “protect” the border for when the caravan arrives.

Militia units told the Associated Press that they were planning on gathering with guns and bulletproof vests. Immigrants are “just laughing in our face,” fumed Shannon McGauley, president of the Texas Minutemen. “It’s a free-for-all in America.”

The vigilantes won’t be alone, of course. Hundreds of U.S. troops have already arrived at the border near Hidalgo, Texas, with more to come. Their stated mission is to help U.S. Customs and the Border Patrol, and there were plenty of photo ops of soldiers setting up barbed-wire fence along the Rio Grande.

“I saw that beautiful barbed wire going up,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Montana. “Beautiful sight.”

All of this is part of Trump’s “Operation Faithful Patriot,” which grows larger by the day, depending on the whims of the president — from 5,000 active-duty troops last Wednesday to 15,000 a few days later. This is in addition to thousands of National Guard troops who are also gathering at the border.

Asked by reporters whether the troops planned to fire on immigrants trying to cross the border, Trump responded that if caravan members threw rocks, the military “would consider that a firearm because there’s not much difference.

The Trump administration is preparing for a confrontation — not just at the ballot box with the midterm elections, but literally a confrontation at the border, led by racists inspired by Trump’s America First rhetoric that demonizes immigrants seeking relief from poverty and violence.


THIS IS an important moment for those who oppose anti-immigrant racism to stand up and be counted. And yet at exactly that moment — as the elections have provided a spotlight for political leaders to step forward and oppose Trump’s anti-immigrant racism — the Democrats are...silent.

Instead of meeting Trump’s racist campaign message with the alarm it deserves, the Democrats are doing the opposite.

For example, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi responded to Trump’s threat to revoke birthright citizenship with the statement: “Clearly, Republicans will do absolutely anything to divert attention away from their votes to take away Americans’ health care.”

It isn’t just the party leadership, either. Down the line, that’s how Democrats are responding: stay on message, because the winning campaign message isn’t about protecting the caravan, it’s about health care.

Yes, health care is an important issue — and one that affects millions of Americans. But championing health doesn’t mean not challenging anti-immigrant racism.

Not that the Democrats are even addressing health care in any effective way. The most that the Democrats are putting forward on health care is a defense of Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act — which many people support against Republican efforts to dismantle it, but which is deeply flawed and ineffective at its supposed goal of universal coverage.

Democrats are drawing the line at stopping Republicans from letting insurers use pre-existing conditions as an excuse not to cover people. The GOP should be stopped, of course — but it’s not exactly a bold stand in defense of health care justice.

But this is the perennial logic of the Democratic Party under the constraints of the two-party system in the U.S.: Don’t make the message too radical, because the party’s base of support that would agree with a more radical message is going to vote for you anyway, since they have nowhere else to go.


IN MANY ways, immigration is the perfect message for Trump. Not just because racism plays to the Republicans’ right-wing base, but because the Democrats have so little to say in response.

The Democratic Party has no long-term solution to the suffering of refugees who are part of the caravan to the border.

Even the most liberal Democrats agree that while reforms are needed and programs like DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) should be protected, there’s also a need for strict immigration standards and heavily militarized border security enforcement.

This summer, U.S. immigration policies took center stage when it was revealed that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was separating undocumented children from their families and detaining them in cages.

The inhumane conditions endured by undocumented children sparked protests around the country, many organized by liberal organization like MoveOn and Indivisible, which ordinarily don’t stray too far left of the Democratic Party line.

Outrage at what the U.S. government was doing led to calls to “Abolish ICE” — and in short order, some Democratic Party figures were adopting a slogan that weeks earlier would have only been heard from the left.

The demand to do away with a hated government enforcement agency that terrorizes millions of undocumented immigrants fit the moment like a glove. The unbelievable cruelty of the Trump administration had come together with the explosive nature of the struggles of ordinary people against him.

But that was then. For the past months leading up to the midterm elections, the Democrats have been running away from the issue of immigration in any form. The Center for American Progress, a well-known liberal think tank, advised Democratic candidates to avoid the discussion of immigration and pivot to...you guessed it: health care.

Even democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — whose primary victory last spring over a machine Democrat helped popularize the Abolish ICE slogan — had softened her message by late August, when she said in a tweet, “#AbolishICE means not having an agency that incarcerates children and sexually assaults women with impunity. It does not mean abolish deportation.”

Trump is sowing fear to whip up his conservative base. But the Democrats are sowing fear of a different kind among their base — fear of Trump and fear of talking too radical and “alienating” moderate voters.

The resistance to Trump’s atrocities on immigration will need to ignore the Democrats’ cynical political calculations and organize opposition that stands proudly under the banner of “Abolish ICE.”

We need a socialist alternative that understands that the real “immigration problem” in the U.S. is the billions wasted militarizing a border and persecuting the vulnerable that could be used to welcome people across it if they want to come.


          UFT leaders rushed ahead with a backward deal      Cache   Translate Page      

Educators Peter Lamphere, Bill Linville and Will Russell report from New York City on the ratification of a contract for teachers that contains unnecessary concessions.

EDUCATION WORKERS in the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) voted to approve the latest contract with the New York City Department of Education, with 80 to 85 percent of teachers supporting ratification and with slightly higher percentages among other titles.

But occupational and physical therapists rejected their contract out of anger at long-standing unmet demands for pay parity with pedagogues who have similar education levels. The maximum salary for speech therapists, for example, is over $27,000 more than for occupational and physical therapists.

Now it will be up to these members, along with their brothers and sisters in other titles, to press the union to mobilize as they go back to the table for a better deal.

However, for the rest of the membership, this contract — with below-inflation raises, massive givebacks in health care and an inadequate plan for rescuing struggling schools in the Bronx — falls far short of meeting the needs of the educators and students in New York City public schools.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew speaks to reporters
UFT President Michael Mulgrew speaks to reporters (flickr)

While the approval margin seems overwhelming at first glance, it was only achieved by the anti-democratic practices of the UFT leadership.

Led by the autocratic Unity Caucus, the union leadership negotiated the contract during the summer when teachers were away, with a negotiating committee forbidden to discuss the contract with the rank and file. Then the ratification was rammed through over two and a half weeks, months before the current contract expires in February 2019.

In taking this approach, UFT leaders deprived the membership of time to study the details of the contract — and time for a “vote no, stay union” opposition to form. They also deceptively insisted to members that the contract contained no givebacks, that raises kept pace with the rate of inflation, and that the contract was “member made” with input from rank-and-filers.

In reality, among other worrisome concessions, the contract contains over $1 billion in health care givebacks and the implementation of a two-tiered system of health care benefits for the first time. Furthermore, the agreement doesn’t meet the growing needs of students and vulnerable communities in a city with record levels of segregation and student homelessness.

There are a few standout gains in the contract: the reduction of the required minimum number of yearly observations for each teacher from four to two and increased job security for paraprofessionals, the least protected members of the union.

The UFT leadership has brought worse contracts to the membership to be voted on in the past. Nevertheless, this is a concessionary contract at a time when the city is sitting on a large budget surplus and when teachers are making significant gains both for themselves and their students across the country, through radical actions including strikes.

A major shift in strategy is needed in order to both ensure fair conditions for both public school educators and students — one that looks away from alliances with politicians and toward the radical tactics that were on display in the teacher strikes and rebellions this year in states like West Virginia, Arizona and Washington.

Such a strategy will also need to rely on a key lesson of the successful 2012 Chicago teachers’ strike — by creating an alliance between the teachers’ union movement and students and parents.


AT A moment when unions should be looking to involve more members, the leadership’s rush to vote sent the message to members that their voices aren’t important.

On October 11, a deal was announced in a press conference with Mayor Bill de Blasio, Department of Education Chancellor Richard Carranza and UFT President Michael Mulgrew — in which Carranza spoke of Mulgrew as his, “Brother from another mother.”

Many members wondered why the leadership called a special Delegate Assembly for the next day, given that the upcoming monthly DA was already scheduled to take place within the week, on October 17.

Delegates only received short statements from Mulgrew and the chancellor. They didn’t receive the entire 63-page Memorandum of Agreement until just over an hour before the meeting.

At the meeting, the vast majority of the time was spent by Mulgrew making a PowerPoint presentation selling the contract.

The limited period for discussion — in which no member of the UFT’s opposition caucuses were called on — nevertheless included several speakers who had contrary views on the contract. One member called for a delay in the vote so that chapter leaders and delegates could have time to read the proposal for themselves.

The meeting voted to send the contract to members for ratification, but DOE educators were only given until October 31 to complete the voting process.

The contract itself is the result of a long-standing negotiating process for New York City public-sector union contracts called “pattern bargaining” — in which the first city union that negotiates a contract sets the “pattern” on issues such as health care and wages for the rest of the unions on the Municipal Labor Committee (MLC). In this round, AFSCME Local DC 37 ratified its contract at the end of June, which set the pattern.

The UFT leadership argued that aspects of the contract that were part of the original pattern bargaining agreed to by AFSCME were therefore off the table during subsequent UFT negotiations and impossible to reopen.

However, there have been times when unions have attempted to buck this trend — or when the city has. For example, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg held out in granting the UFT the same pattern of raises that other city unions got for the entirety of his 12 years in office.

Astonishingly, in their attempts to sell the contract to the rank and file, UFT leaders even made the deceptive argument to members that the billion-plus dollars in health care givebacks weren’t contained in the contract because they were part of the original pattern bargaining.


IN TERMS of wages and health care, the contract represents a significant step back for New York City educators.

Kit Wainer, a social studies teacher and UFT chapter leader at Leon M. Goldstein High School in Brooklyn, says he voted “no” for two main reasons: “First, the fact that the raises don’t keep pace with inflation. Second, voting to force first-year teachers into an inferior health plan, even if for only a year, violates my sense of basic union solidarity.”

Annual raises for the 43-month life of the contract will be 2 percent, 2.5 percent and 3 percent — which, despite claims to the contrary by the UFT leadership, won’t meet projected rates of inflation.

We also aren’t keeping up with wage increases for workers throughout the New York City area. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average, wages had increased for New York City-area workers by 3.0 percent in the year preceding June 2018.

This contract marks the second agreement in a row with significant concessions on health care. In the last round, the MLC agreed to find a total of $3.4 billion in savings, which resulted in steep increases in co-pays — including $150 for ER visits and $50 for urgent care visits, among other cuts.

In this round, the MLC has agreed to $1.1 billion in cuts over the course of the contract, while also agreeing to a second tier in our health care for the first time. New hires will be required join a significantly more restricted HIP-HMO network for one year, after which they will be able to choose the health plan they prefer.

A new program for high-needs schools, especially in the Bronx, will have a pay differential for teachers in those schools. Unfortunately, the differential will be different for different license areas, creating divisions inside the workforce.

Plus, the additional support appears to be a school-based committee that will primarily look at school data to set goals for improvement, and would require the agreement of the school’s UFT chapter leader and principal, though the details are sketchy.

Mulgrew touted this plan as visionary in his DA presentation. But these are clearly retread market-based solutions. A visionary plan would have included drastically reduced class sizes, expansion of sometimes limited academic opportunities, and additional resources to provide extracurricular activities and further academic support.

There are several additional concessions that will leave most members unsatisfied about the key challenges that they face day to day in the schools:

The union agreed to allow a new “psychological evaluation” for incoming teachers — the details of which are completely unclear at this time.

The creation of additional out-of-classroom positions that come with higher pay will create more divisions between teachers and make it harder to lower class sizes.

Pay differentials for additional education will become more difficult to get, as newer teachers will be required to get new “A+” credits for the differentials. Ironically, the UFT itself will be one of the providers of these credits, and so will end up profiting from the change.

The union agreed to allow an additional dean in schools, weakening the power of school chapters that previously had to vote to create the position.


AMONG THE notable gains in the contract, unpaid suspensions of paraprofessionals will now be subject to review by an arbitrator review and will be limited in duration.

Observation minimums have been reduced, bringing New York City more in line with the rest of the state. However, educators with lower ratings still face more observations, so the change brings no relief to those targeted by abusive administrators.

Grievances for oversized classes will be subject to an expedited calendar for informal resolution at a district and citywide level.

But as Kit Wainer points out, in a mid-October settlement of a grievance regarding nine oversized classes, “an arbitrator issued an order requiring the principal to equalize all classes. Under the new procedure, we would not have been able to request an arbitration hearing until at least October 10, which means we would not have gotten a ruling until sometime in November.”

Similarly, safety and consultation issues will have an informal resolution process, which can be eventually taken to arbitration. There is also a strengthening of the anti-retaliation language in the contract to bring harassment under binding arbitration.

Overall, however, with the exception of the drastic concessions on health care, both the gains and givebacks in this contract are relatively minor compared to what is not included.

Class size limits remain at levels that are unacceptably high for education, unchanged for more than 50 years. Also unchanged is a funding system that penalizes more senior employees and has consigned many veteran members from closed schools to circulating without a permanent position.


THE MEAGER salary increases come at a time when educators elsewhere are demanding more — and winning.

For example, educators in Washington state were able to force the state to release funds to increase teacher salaries — and they followed up with a wave of strikes and actions that led to annual salary increases ranging from 10.5 percent in Seattle to 20 percent and more elsewhere in the state.

Meanwhile, New York City is projecting a budget surplus of $4.6 billion for fiscal year 2018, the largest in 10 years. If this is the best that we can do while the economy is doing relatively well and the city’s coffers are flush, what should we expect when the economy takes a downturn?

A “progressive” mayor who campaigned on the slogan of “a tale of two cities” should be forced to do better than making the working class pay for health care concessions.

A great place to start looking for an alternative vision would be the example of educators in the “red state rebellions” — who mobilized rank-and-file members in a series of escalating actions that culminated in walkouts and dragged union leaders behind them.

The entire political landscape around education has changed since last spring’s teachers strikes. Walkouts in red states have spilled over into liberal strongholds like Washington — with strikes in Los Angeles and Oakland possible in the coming months.

One result of the educator rebellion has been that public opinion about teachers and striking has shifted drastically. There is broad public support for these kind of actions: A recent poll found that “78 percent of public school parents (and 73 percent of the public) say they would support teachers in the own communities if they went on strike for higher pay.”

The UFT rank and file can be activated and organized in this way as well — as shown by the successful campaign for paid family leave last spring. It will be up to rank-and-file organizations like the Movement of Rank and File Educators and Teachers Unite to develop and continue this and other campaigns, such as the fight for lower class sizes, ending segregation and building the Black Live Matter in our schools movement.

The votes for ratification of this concessionary deal represent resignation, rather than enthusiasm. Rank-and-file groups can build off existing anger and frustration among the minority that voted “no” by organizing grassroots campaigns around the issues that matter to teachers and families — like lowering class size, opposition to school closings, and improving health care access for union members and all New Yorkers.

Tens of thousands of teachers, therapists and other education workers voted against this contract — and showed there is a base for future organizing.


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This exhibition at Princeton School of Architecture brings together two of Catherine Opie’s series of photographs, Domestic and Houses and Landscapes, in order to tease out the ways in which personal identity is constructed through the spaces we inhabit as well as the façades we present to the public. For her Domesticseries, Opie traveled across the United States in an RV on a two-month road trip, photographing lesbian couples and families in their home environments. Focused on the idea of community and how communities are formed and identified, Opie has explained that it is the "individual ...within the construct of a community" that she is examining. Conversely, Opie explores how identity is carefully choreographed through her 8”x 10” handmade camera in Houses and Landscapes. This series documents the “regency style” façades of million-dollar estates in Beverly Hills and Bel Air with their enormous doors, security placards, daunting gates, and odd architectural follies that originated in Southern California, which later became rampant throughout America. From different points of view, Domestic, Houses and Landscapes considers how the personal and its appearance are intertwined and indistinguishable.

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  • Orson Welles' final movie, "The Other Side of the Wind," will be available on Netflix on Friday.
  • It marks a huge cinematic moment, as the movie was considered lost forever due to Welles never finishing the movie before his death and its legal woes.
  • Some of the main people involved with picking up where Welles left off spoke to Business Insider about the decades-long process to get the movie to audiences.

 

42 years after Orson Welles was finally finished with his movie, “The Other Side of the Wind” (which took him 6 years to complete principal photography on), Netflix will release it on its streaming service Friday. 

For movie lovers, it’s the ultimate “lost movie,” a work that the iconic director toiled over until his death on October 5, 1985, but never completed. For Welles fans, it’s a glimpse into the evolution of their maestro. He will always be known for making “Citizen Kane,” which many still regard as the greatest movie ever made, yet with this movie he proved he could make something as edgy and forward-thinking as the up-and-comers of the era like Dennis Hopper, Francis Ford Coppola, and William Friedkin.

But for those who have spent years (and in some cases decades) trying to get Welles’ final film to the public, this weekend marks the time they can finally take a giant exhale. 

“I’m thrilled to be done,” producer Frank Marshall (behind the Indiana Jones and “Jurassic Park” franchises) told Business Insider with a laugh. He was also a production manager on “The Other Side of the Wind” when he was 25.

“It was a long and tortured road, at times,” producer Filip Jan Rymsza said looking back. He worked the last nine and a half years trying to settle the copyright issues surrounding the movie.

In many ways, the story of how “The Other Side of the Wind” finally made it to audiences is as epic as Welles’ ambitions for the movie itself.

6 years of 'the poor man's process'

In 1970, Welles was back in Los Angeles after living in self-exile in Europe for more than a decade. Sensing the independent film wave that was building in America following the success of Dennis Hopper’s “Easy Rider,” Welles was ready for a comeback, and the project that would bring the auteur back into the zeitgeist would be the strangely titled “The Other Side of the Wind.”

It’s a tale that feels as if Welles bottled everything that happened to him in the latter half of his life and spilled it into a script — though he always claimed the movie wasn't autobiographical. 

You can be the judge. 

The movie follows the final day in the life of famed director Jake Hannaford (played by a famed director, John Huston). Celebrating his 70th birthday, Hannaford is trying to get the finishing funds to complete his comeback movie after being in Europe for years. Told mostly using handheld, faux-documentary footage (some in color, some in black-and-white), the bulk of the movie takes place at his birthday party, where Hannaford has brought financiers, critics, filmmakers, and film students to come and see the footage of his movie (which is shot on pristine high-quality film).

Welles cast the party with real film students, real filmmakers (Dennis Hopper, Henry Jaglom, and Paul Mazurksy all appear chatting about the craft), as well as his good friend and fellow filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich in the role of Brooks Otterlake, a rising-star director who owes his career to Hannaford. This very much mirrored the real-life relationship Welles had with Bogdanovich. In fact, during the making of the movie, Bogdanovich went and made "The Last Picture Show," which would give him auteur status like his mentor.

the other side of the wind 2 netflixNetflixAs depicted in Josh Karp’s book, “Orson Welles’s Last Movie: The Making of the Other Side of the Wind,” the six-year process to make “The Other Side of the Wind” was filled with many starts and stops as Welles constantly was looking for enough money to continue shooting. The script was changed almost daily by Welles, location shoots were often done without proper permits (a lot of it was shot at Bogdanovich’s home during the years Welles lived there), and scenes were pulled off in low-budget ways.

Read more: This book on iconic filmmaker Orson Welles looks at his infamous final movie

Take, for instance, one of the movie’s most memorable scenes: the sex scene inside a car featuring Welles’ collaborator and mistress Oja Kodar as the rain is pouring outside. 

“It was the poor man’s process,” Marshall said of the scene, which he was on set for the shooting of. “We were just shaking the car to make it look like it was moving, would walk by with lights so it looked like cars were passing by, and had a garden hose for the rain.”

With Welles pinching pennies to get the movie finished, it was impossible to fathom how he’d find the money for post production.

Let's make a deal

For years, Welles was very much like Hannaford, searching for deep pockets to finish his movie. Even when Welles was honored with the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award in 1975, a portion of his acceptance speech was him pitching “The Other Side of the Wind.”

Sadly, by the time of his death, Welles only had a 40-minute cut of the movie to show for the six years of effort he put into making it. Left behind, along with the cut, were hours of footage, notes on how to shape it all into a feature film, and mass confusion about who really owned it all.

When Welles died in 1985, he left many of his assets to his estranged wife, Paola Mori, and following her death a year later, they were inherited by their daughter, Beatrice Welles. But Welles also left assets, like “The Other Side of the Wind” and other unfinished projects, to Kodar. Then there was a third party who claimed ownership, Mehdi Bushehri, the brother-in-law of the Shah of Iran. 

In Welles’ search for self financing on “The Other Side of the Wind,” which gave him the artistic control he craved, the director found a French-based Iranian group headed by Bushehri. Through years of tension between Welles and Bushehri’s company during production, things only got worse when funding became non-existent after the Shah was overthrown in 1979. However, Bushehri continued to have an ownership stake in the movie. 

This was the mess Marshall found himself in starting in the 1990s, when he tried to help Bogdanovich and others finish what Welles started. Though there was the 40-minute Welles cut they could show potential investors, most of the movie was locked away in a Paris vault. 

Frank Marshall Peter Bagdonavich Filip Jan Rymsza GettyGetty“I kept meeting with financiers — people from Canada, people from Europe, people from Malibu,” Marshall said. “They all had an idea of how to do this and the more we talked about it the more riskier it got for them. And then they would not come back.”

Then, when it seemed someone could pull it off and get the money needed, the three parties that needed to agree — Beatrice Welles, Oja Kodar, and Mehdi Bushehri — couldn’t. 

“Everyone wanted the film to be completed,” Rymsza said, “they just wanted it done on their own terms. It was a minefield. And if you made an enemy with this group you made an enemy for life, so that was the tricky part.”

And as more and more potential financiers went to the wayside, the legend of “The Other Side of the Wind” only grew. 

While writing the book, Karp was told stories of footage from the movie having been seen all over the world. The movie’s cinematographer, Gary Graver, kept footage of the movie in his refrigerator. Karp even remembers one of the directors who made a cameo in the movie, Paul Mazurksy, telling him that one day at a farmers’ market someone walked up to him and whispered, “Hey, you ever seen ‘The Other Side of the Wind?'” and that he was given an address and a time to see it.

“The stories were just crazy,” Karp said. “There was also stories of this mythical three-hour cut of the movie that people told me they saw that Welles was very close to completing.” 

However, Karp could never prove that such a print existed. It's just another story that elevated the myth of “The Other Side of the Wind.”

Thanks Netflix, now open the vault

What finally led to the vault in Paris being opened so the movie could be completed and released was Netflix. 

One of the biggest challenges a potential investor had to take, outside of the cost for the rights all three parties would agree on, was the unknown price tag for competing the movie. Both Marshall and Rymsza said they drew up separate budgets for the cost to complete post production, but without seeing the footage and its condition, they had one hand tied behind their backs. 

“I didn't know it would be 100 hours of material,” Rymsza said. “I had done a paper inventory and so I knew the amount of film elements but it’s difficult to foresee how much material there is and a lot of these factors would drive the cost of post.” 

the other side of the wind 3NetflixRymsza would not divulge how much his original budget was, only saying it was a “significant price tag” and that they did go over budget to complete the movie. 

Netflix announced in August it would give the funds needed to compete the movie (it also greenlit the documentary, “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead,” in which director Morgan Neville looks back on the making of the movie).

Along with a score being made for the movie, and special effects done to complete the drive-in movie scenes, there wasn’t any sound for three weeks of shooting, so that was a major undertaking. Also, a team of negative cutters had to come in to reconstruct the original negative of the movie, which took months. However, Netflix never wavered in backing the project.
 
“Netflix supported us above and beyond,” Marshall said. “They were basically like, ‘We know you bought an old house and you’re going to have old house problems,’ which is exactly what happened. And we would go in and explain what we needed and they would say, ‘Okay.’”

So what is the movie really about?

“The Other Side of the Wind” is a fascinating look at a legend trying to get back on top. But is it autobiographical? It’s hard to not come to that conclusion after watching the movie, which seems to also explore Welles' complicated relationship with Bogdanovich.

The most compelling moments of the movie are when Hannaford and Otterlake are having conversations about their work and their friendship. And on set, it was more than obvious to those who were there that Welles was putting his relationship with Bogdanovich on screen.

Take, for example, at the end of the movie in the drive-in, when Otterlake is speaking to Hannaford and at one point says to his mentor, “What did I do wrong, Daddy?”

“Huston wasn't there that day for that scene,” Marshall recalled. “Peter was playing it to Orson. Orson was also directing him and his direction to Peter for that scene was, ‘It's us.’”

orson welles netflixNetflixBogdanovich didn’t just drop everything to be in “The Other Side of the Wind” whenever he was called upon by Welles, or let him live in his home with his then-girlfriend Cybill Shepherd, he also invested money in the movie to keep it going. Welles was grateful, but had a weird way of showing it sometimes, like the time he went on “The Tonight Show” and made fun of Bogdanovich with guest host Burt Reynolds.

But despite all that, Bogdanovich has never faltered in trying to accomplish his mentor’s final request: finish “The Other Side of the Wind” if he died.

“Peter became a much more heroic figure to me in just how much he cared about Orson,” Karp, who is also a producer on the documentary, said about talking to Bogdanovich for the book. “Welles took a lot from Peter and Peter got a lot from Welles. Welles truly loved him but in a way that probably didn’t feel like he was being very appreciated at the time. But Peter is a true believer, and there’s a lot to be said about that.”

“The Other Side of the Wind” and “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead” are both available Friday on Netflix.

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Denver, Colo., Nov 2, 2018 / 03:13 pm (CNA).- After years in decline, Catholic clergy sex abuse could be on the rise again, warns a professor-priest’s analysis of relevant data.

The professor’s report sees a rising trend in abuse, and argues that the evidence strongly suggests links between sexual abuse of minors and two factors: a disproportionate number of homosexual clergy, and the manifestation of a “homosexual subculture” in seminaries.

“The thing we’ve been told about the sex abuse is that it is somehow very rare and declined to almost nothing today is really not true,” Father D. Paul Sullins, a Catholic priest and retired Catholic University of America sociology professor, told a Nov. 2 press conference.

“I found that clergy sex abuse did drop to almost nothing after 2002, but then it started to creep up,” he continued. “It’s been increasing. And there are signs that the bishops or the dioceses have gotten complacent about that.”

“It’s not at the great heights that it was in the mid-1970s, but it’s rising. And it’s headed in that direction,” he added.

Clergy sex abuse incidence is today about one third as common as in the late 1980s. While sex abuse by clergy is “much lower” than 30 years ago, it has not declined “as much as is commonly thought.” Most of the decline since the 1990s is consistent with “a similar general decline in child sex abuse in America since that time,” Sullins’ report said.

The decline is not necessarily related to measures taken by the U.S. bishops. Sullins told the press conference he saw no link between a decline in abuse and the implementation of the U.S. bishops’ 2002 Charter for the Protection of Children and Young Adults.

“Recent experience calls into question whether the current understanding of the nature of the abuse and how to reduce it is accurate or sufficient,” said Sullins in his report.

Efforts to address clergy abuse must acknowledge both “the recent increase of abuse amid growing complacency” and the “very strong probability” that the surge in abuse in past and present is “a product, at least in part, of the past surge and present concentration of homosexual men in the Catholic priesthood.”

The report was released Nov. 2 by the Louisiana-based Ruth Institute, where Sullins is a senior research associate. It has been reviewed by several scholars, including four social scientists, and is planned to be included in an upcoming book.

His study aimed to address a common question: is the sex abuse related in any way to homosexual men in the priesthood?

“I hear on the one hand denial of that, almost without even thinking about it, and I also hear advocacy of that, almost without even thinking about it,” Sullins said Nov. 2. “The question comes up logically because the vast majority of victims were boys. Usually in sex abuse of minors, two-thirds of victims are girls.”




Sullins’ report is titled “Is Catholic clergy sex abuse related to homosexual priests?” and he does not avoid the sometimes controversial question. The report compares “previously unexamined measures of the share of homosexual Catholic priests” and the incidence and victim gender of minor sex abuse victims by Catholic priests from 1950 to 2001.

Sullins’ sources included a 2002 survey of 1,854 priests by the Los Angeles Times that included questions about respondents’ sexual orientation, age, year of ordination, and whether they thought there was a homosexual subculture in their seminary. He measured abuse using data provided by the authors of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice reports, which themselves used reports of abuse provided by Catholic dioceses.

“Although over 8 in 10 of victims have been boys, the idea that the abuse is related to homosexual men in the priesthood has not been widely accepted by Church leaders,” said Sullins.

“(T)he data show that more homosexual men in the priesthood was correlated with more overall abuse and more boys abused compared to girls,” he added.

The increase or decrease in the percent of male victims correlated “almost perfectly” with the increase or decrease of homosexual men in the priesthood, he said, citing a 0.98 correlation. While the correlation was lower among victims under age 8, it was “lower but still strong,” 0.77. The statistical association between homosexual priests and abuse incidence was “extremely strong,” given that this scale ranges from -1.0, an inverse correlation, to 1.0, an absolute positive correlation.

Such results were “as close as you can get to a perfect correlation as I have ever seen,” Sullins said Nov. 2, adding that researchers usually consider correlation association above 0.3 or 0.4 to be a strong effect.

He took care to say it is the disproportionate presence of homosexual men in the priesthood, not the simple presence of any homosexual men, that appears to be the major factor.

“What I say in the paper is that when homosexual men were represented in the priesthood at about the same rate as they were in the population, there was no measurable problem of child sex abuse,” Sullins said. “It was only when you had a preponderance of homosexual men.”

The percentage of homosexual men in the general population is estimated at two percent. In the 1950s, homosexual men in the priesthood were about twice their percentage in the general population, making up four percent. in the 1980s they were eight times the percentage in the general population, 16 percent, according to Sullins.

“When you get up to 16 percent of priests that are homosexual, and you’ve got eight times the proportion of homosexuals as you do in the general population, it’s as if the priesthood becomes a particularly welcoming and enabling and encouraging population for homosexual activity and behavior,” he said Nov. 2.

Sullins was clear he wanted to avoid recommending any particular action based on his research.

“I would certainly not recommend that we remove all homosexuals from the priesthood,” he said. “The reason for that is: the abuse is not necessarily related to someone’s sexual orientation.” He cited his knowledge of men with same-sex attraction who are “strong, faithful persons,” adding “I would hate to have some sort of litmus test for that.”

If the Catholic Church in the U.S. were like most institutions, where two-thirds of abuse victims were female, people would reject the suggestion to eliminate all heterosexual men from the priesthood. That suggestion would be an “ideological reaction,” he said.

He suggested the priesthood should reflect the general population, as a sign priests are selected for “holiness and commitment to Christ and the things that we would hope would make for a good priest.”

“When you start to get a larger proportion of homosexuals It looks like you are actually selecting for same-sex orientation,” he said.

Seminary candidates have reported about the problems this disproportion creates, he continued. According to Sullins, Donald Cozzens' 2000 book “The Changing Face of the Priesthood” discusses accounts of homosexual students being so prevalent at some seminaries that heterosexual men felt destabilized and disoriented and left.

“That’s not a positive outcome. I do not think we would want to have that proportion of a homosexual culture in the priesthood,” said Sullins.

There appear to be verifiable trends in increases and decreases in the ordinations of homosexual priests.

“From 1965 to 1995 an average of at least one in five priests ordained annually were homosexual, a concentration which drove the overall proportion of homosexual men in the priesthood up to 16 percent, or one in six priests, by the late 1990s,” said Sullins’ report.

“This trend was strongly correlated with increasing child sex abuse,” he said.

Drawing on his findings, Sullins predicted that if the proportion of homosexual priests remained at the 1950s level “at least 12,000 fewer children, mostly boys, would have suffered abuse,” he said. As a percentage, this means abuse would have been about 85 percent lower.

The presence of homosexual subcultures in seminaries, as reported by priests considering their own seminary life, accounts for about half the incidence of abuse, but apparently not among heterosexual men.

“Homosexual subcultures encouraged greater abuse, but not by heterosexual men, just by homosexual men,” Sullins said Nov. 2. He suggested these subcultures encourage those who may have been attracted to male victims to act out more than would have been the case otherwise.

Sullins, a former Episcopal priest, has been married for 30 years and has three children. He was ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 2002 by then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington.

“I was surprised and shocked, like most of us earlier this year, to hear about Cardinal McCarrick,” Sullins said. “I was particularly impressed by that because I was ordained by Cardinal McCarrick in 2002, and probably knew him better than most people would have.”

His report follows the June revelations that former Archbishop McCarrick was credibly abused of sex assault on a minor, revelations which prompted men to come forward saying he had sexually abused them as seminarians—and prompted Pope Francis to accept the archbishop’s almost unprecedented resignation from the cardinalate. McCarrick was deeply influential and had been a leading personality in the U.S. bishops’ response to the 2002 scandals.

In August, a Pennsylvania grand jury released its report on Catholic clergy sex abuse in six dioceses. It tallied over 1,000 credible accusations against hundreds of priests over decades, though many of these accusations had been reported in 2004.

“What was new in 2018 was not primarily the revelation of abuse by priests, but of a possible pattern of resistance, minimization, enablement and secrecy—a ‘cover-up’—on the part of bishops,” said Sullins, who used some of the grand jury report data for his study.

As part of the U.S. bishops’ response to the first sex abuse scandal in 2002, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice issued two bishop-commissioned reports: a 2004 report on the nature and scope of clergy sex abuse and a 2011 report on the causes and context of sex abuse.

Sullins criticized the 2011 report’s claim that sex abuse perpetrators are mainly “situational or opportunistic” and the sex of the victim is less relevant to them. In his view, multiple offenders “abused a higher proportion of male victims than did single offenders, and the proportion increased with higher numbers of victims.” If multiple offenders were better at acquiring victims, “they appear to have used their skills to obtain access to more boys, not fewer.”

Abuse of girls dropped off at the same rate in the 1980s and 1990s, and the data suggest that as girls became more prevalent in priestly life, such as in the introduction of altar girls, abusers of boys “responded to the presence of fewer younger boys primarily by turning to older boys, not to female victims.”

For clergy offenders who were “classic or fixated pedophiles,” targeting only victims under age eight, they still strongly preferred male victims, “conditional on higher proportions of homosexual men in the priesthood.”

Sex abuse by Catholic clergy is “substantially less” than in similar institutions or communities, but it is notable that underage victims of sex assault by Catholic priests in U.S. Catholic parishes and schools have been “overwhelmingly male,” said Sullins. Comparable reports in Germany indicate that up to 90 percent of abuse victims of Catholic clergy have been male, compared to about half of victims in Protestant or non-religious settings in that country.

Some Catholic commentators have blamed clericalism for the abuse. Pope Francis’ August 20 letter on sex abuse, which did not mention homosexuality, said communities where sexual abuse and “the abuse of power and conscience” have taken place are characterized by efforts to reduce the Catholic faithful to “small elites” or otherwise replace, silence or ignore them.

“To say ‘no’ to abuse is to say an emphatic ‘no’ to all forms of clericalism,” the Pope said.

In a May 21, 2018 audience with Italian bishops, the Pope said it is better not to let seminary candidates enter if they have “even the slightest doubt” about the fitness of individuals with homosexual “deep-seated tendencies” or who practice “homosexual acts,” but want to enter the seminary.

These acts or deep-seated tendencies can lead to scandals and can compromise the life of the seminary, as well as the man himself and his future priesthood, he said, according to Vatican Insider.

A 2016 document from the Vatican’s Congregation for Clergy, “The Gift of the Priestly Vocation,” cites a 2005 Vatican document which says: “the Church, while profoundly respecting the persons in question, cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders those who practice homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called ‘gay culture’.”

The bishops’ 2002 child protection charter drew criticism from Sullins. Its failure to acknowledge that bishops can commit abuse or cover up abuse “seemed to confirm the suggestion of a cover-up: indeed, to the extent bishops may have covered up priestly misbehavior, the charter itself may have covered up episcopal misbehavior.”

He faulted the 2011 John Jay report on the causes and context of clergy sex abuse, which said that a reported increase in homosexual men in seminaries in the 1980s did not correspond to the number of boys abused. Sullins noted that the authors acknowledged they did not collect or examine direct data on priests’ sexual identity and any changes in it over the years. They relied on “subjective clinical estimates and second-hand narrative reports of apparent homosexual activity in seminaries,” Sullins said.

The Ruth Institute, which published Sullins’ report, was founded in 2008 by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, an economics-trained author and writer on marriage, family and human sexuality. She served as spokesperson for Proposition 8, the California ballot measure which defined marriage as a union of one man and one woman. The institute was backed by the National Organization for Marriage Education Fund until 2013.

Groups including the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, and the Southern Poverty Law Center have criticized the Ruth Institute’s stance against same-sex marriage and other LGBT causes.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which originally monitored foes of the civil rights movement, in the 1980s began tracking neo-Nazi groups and Ku Klux Klan affiliates. In recent years it has listed mainstream groups like the Ruth Institute, the Family Research Council and Alliance Defending Freedom as “hate groups” for their “anti-LGBT” stance.

In an Aug. 23, 2017 response to the listing, the Ruth Institute said it “categorically condemns white supremacy, racism, Nazism, and all violent totalitarian political movements.”

“People who cannot defend their positions using reason and evidence resort to name-calling to change the subject away from their anemic arguments,” the institute said. “The ‘hate group’ label is a club such people invented to bludgeon their political opponents.”


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ION’s Annual Holiday Movie Lineup Kicks off its 10th Season on November 25 with New Premieres and Returning Favorites after Record Viewership in 2017

This Season’s Titles Include “Christmas Cupid’s Arrow,” “A Wedding for Christmas,” “Rent-an-Elf,” “A Snow White Christmas,” “Country Christmas Album” and “A Christmas in Royal Fashion”

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, NOVEMBER 5, 2018 The holiday season is a special time where traditions are celebrated and families come home to gather. And starting this November, ION Television will “Bring the Holidays Home” with the U.S. television premieres of six holiday movies. Following record audiences in 2017, ION will kick off its 10th holiday movie season on Sunday, November 25, and will air all-new movies and more than 25 returning favorites on weekends through Christmas Day.

Last year’s holiday lineup delivered ION Television’s highest household ratings ever, averaging 887,000 in primetime, while ranking #2 among networks airing holiday movies. ION’s highest-rated movie, “A Prince for Christmas,” averaged 1.2 million viewers.

“The holiday movie season has become a significant part of ION Television’s programming strategy,
and it continues to prove its value to both the network and our advertisers,” said Brandon Burgess, Chairman and CEO of ION Media. “As a top-rated destination entering our 10th year of holiday movie offerings, we’re excited to continue this festive tradition for our loyal viewers.”

ION Television’s holiday movie season begins on November 25, with the premiere of “Christmas Cupid’s Arrow” starting at 9/8c PM. The following list includes ION’s all-new movies for 2018, including their premiere dates and times. To see the full movie schedule, visit iontelevision.com. (The "It's a Wonderful Movie" Christmas TV Schedule has also been updated with these movies!)



“Christmas Cupid’s Arrow” – Sunday, November 25, 9/8c PM

Cast: Elisabeth Harnois, Jonathan Togo, Chad Michael Collins, Sasha Jackson

Synopsis: Holly, a professor at a small college, has had a long history of finding the wrong guy. She’s accomplished quite a bit in her life, but after her younger sister announces she is pregnant, Holly decides she is going to make an effort to meet Mr. Right. Meanwhile, David, another professor, is a single father, very smart and kind, but not the type that Holly takes notice of when the two are assigned to plan the Christmas Formal. At the insistence of her best friend, Holly signs up for the dating website “Cupid’s Arrow,” where she meets Josh, an attorney just hired by the school. He’s everything she wants on the surface, but has little to say beyond his work and good looks. Josh and David were roommates in college, so Josh recruits David to write poetic messages in an attempt to win Holly over. Eventually, Holly notices that Josh’s spoken words don’t match the glowing, beautifully written texts and emails she’s grown to adore. After confronting Josh, she begins to realize that the man she fell in love with may just be the one who wrote those words to her.

Produced by: Wonderfilm Media Corporation




“A Wedding for Christmas” – Sunday, December 2, 9/8c PM

Cast: Vivica A. Fox, Cristine Prosperi, Colton Little, Curtis McGann, Lesli Kay, William McNamara

Synopsis: Haley Foster built a big city life in Los Angeles as a top wedding planner at an elite and powerful company run by Ms. Reynolds. When her sister, Angela, insists on getting married Christmas Day on the tree farm in their old hometown of Truxton, Haley is resigned to make her sister’s dreams come true and her parents happy. Returning to her hometown not only brings back fond memories, but also reunites Haley with Angela’s childhood pal, Carter. Soon sparks begin to fly. Will Haley head back to the city where her new life lies, or will she tumble in love again with her old town and Carter?

Produced by: Hybrid Films




“Rent-an-Elf” – Saturday, December 8, 9/8c PM

Cast: Kim Shaw, Sean Patrick Thomas, Nicholle Tom, Yohance & Zakei Biagas-Bey, Debbi Morgan, Luke Jones

Synopsis: Type-A personality, Ava, owns “Rent-an-Elf,” a business in which she sets up a memorable Christmas for busy families. This year, she's hired by the newly-single Liam and falls for him and his adorable son, Nathan. But, just as Ava thinks she’s found her match, Liam’s ex-wife returns, wanting to patch things up. Even though Ava decides to put Liam and Nathan's happiness above her own, she's still determined to give them the best Christmas ever, and maybe even hope for a Christmas miracle or two.

Produced by: The Asylum




“A Snow White Christmas” – Sunday, December 9, 9/8c PM

Cast: Carolyn Hennesy, Michelle Randolph, Liam McNeill, Colt Prattes, Richard Barnes

Synopsis: When Blanca Snow is faced with spending Christmas with her dastardly stepmother, Victoria, she attempts to fulfill her late father’s wishes and create new memories as a family. However, Victoria plots to edge Blanca out of her father's inheritance and keep the money and his mansion, for herself. She plans to renovate the house by hiring a talented designer, Lucas Prince, but when he falls in love with Blanca, Victoria is jealous and outraged. With the help of her assistant, Zane, Victoria has Blanca hypnotized, so she will forget everyone and everything about her father’s will. When Blanca wakes up in a quaint motor lodge out of town with severe amnesia, she receives the help of seven quirky friends, the Holly Jollies, to help her figure out her life. While attempting to regain her memory, she finds herself the object of affection to both house painter Hunter, and Lucas Prince. But, who can she trust? And will she finally remember her past, and stop Victoria from stealing everything her father built?

Produced by: MarVista Entertainment




“Country Christmas Album” – Saturday, December 15, 9/8c PM

Cast: Hannah Barefoot, Evan Gamble, Taylor Bedford, Alexander Kane, Kevin Crowley, Will Blagrove

Synopsis: After country music starlet Tess Stapleton’s album sales keep dropping, her label forces her to record a Christmas album with ex-teen heartthrob and pop-star, Derek Copeland, in an attempt to resurrect each’s career. Reluctantly, Tess agrees. At first, they appear to be polar opposites; clashing over song styles and irritated that they were forced together. However, to their combined surprise, as the album shapes up, they find themselves growing closer over their shared love of music. As they finish the album sparks begin to fly and love blooms just in time for Christmas.

Produced by: MarVista Entertainment




“A Christmas in Royal Fashion” – Sunday, December 16, 9/8c PM

Cast: Cindy Busby, Diarmaid Murtagh, Michael Paré

Synopsis: Kristin Cooper, a talented assistant for a global PR firm, is put in charge of the annual Christmas fashion show and auction for clothing entrepreneur, Mr. Carson. A handsome young royal, Prince Patrick, is dispatched by his father, the King of Edgemoor, to be the face of the family co-sponsored event. Upon his arrival to Beverly Hills, Patrick meets Kristin and is instantly smitten with her, mistakenly thinking she is actually her boss, Melanie. While Patrick and Kristin spend the Christmas season together in California, she wonders if Patrick would have still fallen for her if he knew she was an assistant, and not the boss.

Produced by: Hybrid Films



* Source: C3 Nielsen data, 2017 holiday movies


About ION Television

ION Television, a top 10-ranked U.S. general entertainment network, is the flagship of the independent, privately held media company, ION Media. Launched in 2007, ION Television features a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the-art distribution system. As owner of the nation’s largest broadcast station group, ION Media’s 70 full-power stations reach 102 million homes.

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6 More NEW CHRISTMAS MOVIES to watch this Holiday Season on ION - with a Wedding, an Elf, Country Singer, Royalty, and More! Which new movie sparks your interest THE most?

For me, personally, I have to pick the Christmas movie with Cindy Busby! I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Cindy at the beginning of this year for her Hallmark movie "Royal Hearts" and she was truly so kind and giving! I'm very much looking forward to seeing her in a Christmas themed royal movie this year on ION! (She portrayed a "Runaway Christmas Bride" last year!)

Please share your must-see ION Christmas Movie choice in comments below!

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  • On Tuesday, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff took to Twitter to invoke the help of Elon Musk. 
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Before votes could even be counted on Tuesday in San Francisco for the highly debated Proposition C — which would tax the city's largest corporations to provide more funding to homeless services the measure's number one backer, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, was already on to the next issue: transportation. 

This time, however, instead of personally spending over $2 million to support a ballot measure, he took to Twitter and invoked the help of none other than Elon Musk. 

The tweet was a reply to the video Musk posted last Saturday, showing off the tunnel that The Boring Company (a subsidiary of Musk's SpaceX) had created under the streets of Los Angeles. The project is the company's "test tunnel," used to demonstrate how its "pod" vehicles and "lifts" will work.

The Boring Company's overall purpose is to create alternative modes of transportation to help reduce city traffic. 

Read more: Elon Musk shares first look into The Boring Company's 'disturbingly long' tunnel

A little over an hour after Benioff's request to have the Boring Company build similar tunnels throughout the Bay Area — and even one that extended over 350 miles south to Los Angeles — Elon agreed, nonchalantly. 

The Boring Company did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. 

In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 1A which earmarked $9 billion to initiate construction on a high-speed rail system that would connect San Francisco to Los Angeles. Construction for that project has already begun

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Both art and fashion have been energetically intertwined throughout history. Unapologetically, they boldly express our deepest thoughts without a need for words.


“It’s a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.” —Alexander McQueen


With so many ways to translate art into fashion, its no wonder that Los Angeles artist and entrepreneur Haleh Mashian jumped into the fashion game.


Haleh Mashian is a pianist, composer, and all-around creative. She lives her life inspired and loves to share her personal discoveries with others. Her latest effort, a new art-inspired clothing line, transforms her painted canvas into an energetic fashion line.


Haleh shares her aha moment, “I wanted to bring art to everyday living without limits. A bright and colorful collection that makes you look twice. Something you could wear that is fun and brings a smile to your face.”


Haleh and I both share a love for inspiring others and evolving her brand in real-time has been an adventure of sorts. Teaming up with Oceanshore Photography, Katie and Caroline Courtney, I wanted to formalize the brand through the design lens.


“Energetic. Fresh. Inspired.” Three words, that act as a lifestyle call to action. And a really good place to start in articulating the brand vision for Maison H.


You can experience Maison H at Couture Mash on Saturday, November 17 at the Mash Gallery located in the heart of the Los Angeles Artist District from 7:30 - 10 PM.


Haleh Mashian is partnering with multiple designers to reconstruct her vision, one unique piece at a time. Check out the fashion show on the catwalk at 8:30 PM, live DJ, and a super dance performance by Jackson 5. More soon!

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Couture Mash at MASH Gallery

MASH Gallery presents “Couture Mash” an Haute couture inspired-fashion show and art opening curated by Lisa Derrick, opening Saturday, November 17 from 7 PM to 10 PM.

Haleh Mashian
Haleh Mashian will be presenting a complete line of exclusive custom-fitted clothing with collaborations featuring: Monah Li of Monah Li Designs and Laura Byrnes founder of Pin Up Girl Clothing (Above, Haleh Mashian).


One-of-a-kind fashion pieces will be available for sale. Runway show featuring artists in the show will begin promptly at 8:30 PM and last about 20-minutes.
Laura Byrnes founder of Pin Up Girl Clothing
Please visit Couture Mash at the MASH Gallery Saturday, November 17 in the heart of the Los Angeles Artist District and experience fashion, runway show, art exhibit, and live DJ with a special dance performance by Jackson 5. (Above, Laura Byrnes, Pin Up Girl Clothing).
Mona Li of Mona Li Designs

Mash Gallery is located at 1325 Palmetto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Share with your friends on Event Brite. (Above, Monah Li of Monah Li Designs).

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Riot Games has been under scrutiny since employees went public this year with allegations detailing a workplace rife with sexism and harassment.

Now, the Los Angeles company behind the hugely popular “League of Legends” video game is being sued by one former and one current employee for alleged...


          Mandy Moore Accessorized Her Dress With an "I Am a Voter" Pin, and We Love Her For It      Cache   Translate Page      

Mandy Moore found a subtle yet bold way to encourage people to hit the polls during her most recent red carpet appearance, and we love her for it. While attending the Ralph Breaks the Internet premiere in Los Angeles, Mandy, who voices Rapunzel in the animated Disney movie, proudly wore a black enamel pin that read "I Am a Voter" in white text. The square accessory perfectly matched her floral Rochas maxi dress, which featured long cuffed sleeves and a cutout in the bodice.

Mandy is just one of the many A-listers who have publicly made their voices heard ahead of this year's midterm elections. Supermodel Gigi Hadid was recently spotted wearing a bright tee that read "Vote" in large lettering, and plenty others have openly shown off their "I Voted" stickers on social media while urging their followers to get off social media and get to the polls. Ahead, see Mandy's statement-making red carpet outfit, complete with Neil Lane diamond drop earrings, and keep reading to shop her exact enamel pin for yourself, along with other similar Fall-approved floral dresses.


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Los Angeles, CA – November 5, 2018 – Valorous TV, the all new digital streaming subscription service from Valorous Media, will be premiering the brand new documentary, Black Hawk Down:...
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Los Angeles Rams CB Aqib Talib (ankle) said he had a positive visit with his doctor Tuesday, Nov. 6, and expects to back on the field by Week 13. Footballguys View: Talib had surgery on his injured ankle in late September. Getting him back on the field would be a big boost for the Rams secondary.
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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

There are over 12,000 American military personnel stationed in Italy. It’s a larger active-duty military presence than Afghanistan. We maintain seven bases in Italy at a cost of billions of dollars.

But as President Trump dispatched a mere 5,000 troops, the first wave of a reported 15,000, to secure the border against the migrant caravan invasion, the media threw a tantrum over the cost.

The Washington Post warned darkly that the deployment could cost as much as... $200 million. That would be more impressive if our annual defense budget weren’t hovering around $600 billion.

And those are only the parts that we know about.

To put that into perspective, President Trump has proposed that we spend 0.03% of our military budget on the core mission of the military, protecting our own borders from an invasion. It’s as if he had suggested that we spend at least 0.03% of NASA’s budget on space exploration, instead of global warming and Muslim self-esteem, or 0.03% of the Department of Education’s budget on education instead of on closely monitoring the sexual habits and Halloween costumes of college students.

Deploying soldiers abroad is far more expensive than deploying them at home. And it’s a lot cheaper to stop drug dealers, gang members and terrorists at the border than it is inside the country.

What does $200 million buy us when it comes to national defense?

$200 million is being spent on special glasses and goggles for pilots to protect their eyes from laser devices fired into cockpits. We spend around $260 million on military bands. The military ad budget is in the high hundreds of millions of dollars.

We’re spending $200 million on military aid to Ukraine. If we can spend that much money to help the Ukrainians keep the Russians away, perhaps we can spend some that money to keep gang members and drug dealers out of our own backyard. The Russians are a menace, but they won’t be chopping up our children with machetes tomorrow. The MS-13 thugs riding along in that caravan just might.

If the media really has a problem with that, let its talking heads pretend that the caravan is Russian.

Every dollar we spend on border security is a fortune we don’t have to spend on police officers, surveillance cameras, insurance, ER visits, prisons, funerals and the larger sense of insecurity.

Let’s put that $200 million into its proper perspective.

An audit this year found that the Defense Logistics Agency couldn't account for $800 million in construction projects.

The money that President Trump may end up spending to protect our border from an invasion could fit four times over into a government accounting error.

None of this is to suggest that the work the military does at home and abroad isn’t vitally important. We should be protecting our pilots; military bands serve a vital purpose and so does our presence in Italy.

But if we don’t have a country, then it doesn’t matter how good our military bands are.

If there’s no United States of America, then why bother having seven bases in Italy? Why does the political establishment expect taxpayers to spend a fortune on geopolitics, but not on the home-front?

The purpose of the United States military is not to protect Italy, it’s to protect America. We built bases and stationed forces across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America for our own needs.

If we can’t use our own soldiers to protect our own country, what is the whole thing for?

While the media is notoriously parsimonious with the military budget, Obama’s presidential center will cost taxpayers $199 million. Throw in another million and that’s the cost of keeping more gang members from reaching Chicago and boosting the summer weekend death toll from 39 to 43.

Will the youth of Chicago benefit more from another museum no one visits (the Windy City already has more museums that no one visits than any other city in the country) or staying alive not to visit them?

Obama’s Africa trip costs were estimated in the neighborhood of $100 million. His corrupt Solyndra deal cost taxpayers over $500 million. His illegal cash shipments to Iranian terrorists alone could have paid for the latest border deployment eight times over. The media would rather we send billions to the Islamic terrorists murdering American soldiers than spend a fraction of that to send soldiers to the border.

But forgot how much money we’re spending to stop the illegal caravan invasion. Let’s look at how much we’re saving.

A new Center for Immigration Studies report estimates that we're spending $4 billion a year on illegal alien births alone.

FAIR estimated that taxpayers are spending $134 billion a year on illegal aliens. That’s around $8,000 per illegal alien. The annual cost of the 7,000, mostly male, migrants would be $56 million in one year.

If the military deployment stops the caravan, then it will have paid for itself in 4 years. If we fail to stop the migrant caravan, we will lose more than double that $200 million by 2026.

And that 7,000 is just a drop in the bucket. There are 12,000 migrants in Mexico. And more are coming every day. If we can deter these invaders, we will have sent a message that will save lives and billions.

Detaining an illegal migrant invader costs between $100 to $200 a day. This is expensive, but far less than the cost of a single murder, drunk driving accident or assorted forms of illegal migrant crime.

If the illegal migrant invaders make it into this country, detaining them will cost us $700,000 a day. In a month, the average length of time an illegal alien is detained, that will balloon to $21 million.

In under a year, the cost would surpass that $200 million that the media is bellyaching about.

Of course they won’t be held that long.

Budget and capacity strains would force their release. That’s already happened again and again.

It’s how a key World Trade Center bomber ended up on the streets. It’s how countless MS-13 gang members and other criminals have flooded our cities.

That original World Trade Center bombing back in 1993 may have cost as much as $1.1 billion. (Not accounting for inflation.) If you think immigration enforcement is expensive, just wait until a skyscraper gets bombed.

Between 2011 and 2018, a quarter of a million aliens were booked into Texas jails. Think about the cost of every single one of those inmates. The cost of the 1,351 murders, 7,156 sexual assaults and 815 kidnappings they committed in just one state. Then think about the human cost of all those horrors.

We spend hundreds of billions of dollars protecting the rest of the world. The least we can do is spend $200 million, as a down payment on an $18 billion wall, to protect ourselves, our families and our future.

If the media thinks the cost of deploying the military to the border is expensive, imagine the cost of deploying it in our cities.

Many of the countries that the migrants are arriving from use the military for domestic law enforcement. They are forced to do it because their brand of organized crime is so lethal that they have no other choice. Now those same gangs and crime families are flooding across our border.

If Texas and California go the way of Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador, we will have no other choice.

Opponents of border security have put their partisan political interests ahead of America’s national security, its stability and its survival. Americans are being murdered every day by the gang members they have allowed into this country in order to expand their districts and build up their political power.

Is $200 billion too much?

Chicago’s police budget is approaching $1.5 billion. So is the police budget in Los Angeles. New York passed $5 billion a while back.

That $200 million border deployment? It wouldn’t buy you the cost of a month of policing in New York.

If you think immigration enforcement is expensive, try not enforcing it. Chicago, Los Angeles and New York have.


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As coisas já não estavam muito legais para Jubileu na Mansão X. Depois de anos com os X-Mens, Jubileu decidiu que já tinha tido batalhas o suficiente contra super-vilões, então arrumou suas malas e foi morar com sua tia Hope em Los Angeles. Agora Jubileu tem uma chance de se reconciliar com uma família que ela nunca teve. Uma família que sempre desejou depois que seus pais morreram. Então agora há uma nova escola, novos amigos, novos problemas e uma nova vida para Jubileu na costa Leste... Minissérie em 6 Edições reunidas em 1 Link.

          I Got A $1,300 Vampire Facial Like Kim Kardashian — & It Was So Intense      Cache   Translate Page      

I Got A $1,300 Vampire Facial Like Kim Kardashian — & It Was So IntenseFive years ago, Kim Kardashian blessed Instagram with a selfie that featured her face covered in blood. No, the look wasn't for a Halloween costume: The reality star was simply showing off the stages of her own "vampire facial." It's an experience she says she regrets now, but the moment nonetheless helped bring a new awareness of vampire facials to the people — Krystina Christiansen included. Christiansen, a freelance video producer based in Los Angeles, has been battling acne for the past few years, and she started looking into a vampire facial to give her skin a needed boost.



          Elon Musk Shows a New Transportation System Being Developed Under LA      Cache   Translate Page      

Elon Musk has tweeted a new video of a tunnel constructed under a Los Angeles suburb to test a new type of transportation system. Musk tweeted Saturday that he walked the length of the tunnel and commented that it is “disturbingly long.” The tunnel runs about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) under the streets of Hawthorne, [...]

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          SmileRunner: $39 GPS Fitness Band Functioned as GPS smartwatch but disguised as a fitness tracker.      Cache   Translate Page      
(MENAFN - GetNews) Los Angeles - SmileRunner,is launching on Indiegogo in November 6th. It is a built-in GPS fitness wristband that performs just as well as any sports watch that ...
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Las Vegas, Los Angeles, London: R’n’B-Stars verwenden in Musikvideos häufig protzige Glitzerkulissen. Jason Derulo zeigt nun aber: Oberhausen.
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Proficiency in program design, instructional design, content and course development, and multiple forms of media development and deployment....
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Active Real Estate License. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Our database contains 30 years of historical data, prospect information, contacts, deal data,...
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Functioning Vehicle, Valid CA drivers license & insurance. Manage field supervisors. Commercial construction firm is seeking a Construction Project Manager to...
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          Floor Manager - COS - Los Angeles, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Since launching in 2007 we have opened over 150 stores worldwide, all in carefully considered locations applying an architectural design concept that preserves...
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This internship is designed for candidates with a strong academic background, preferably in business or real estate....
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          University Controller - Another Source - Los Angeles, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which...
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          Michael Douglas honoured on Walk of Fame in front of proud father Kirk      Cache   Translate Page      
The ceremony took place in Los Angeles.
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The Los Angeles Lakers made official what had been speculated for days, signing free agent center Tyson Chandler on Tuesday.

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The Los Angeles Lakers made official what had been speculated for days, signing free agent center Tyson Chandler on Tuesday.

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The San Francisco Giants have offered Farhan Zaidi -- the general manager of the rival Los Angeles Dodgers -- their president of baseball operations job, MLB.com' Jon Paul Morosi reported Tuesday.

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CA-Los Angeles, Job Description: Accounts Payable Specialists ? Paying up to $50,000 Looking to Move Up! Growing Entertainment Leader seeking Accounting Specialist. Requirements include: ? Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable experience ? Strong GAAP Knowledge ? Bilingual and Degree are a plus. 100% Paid Benefits and 2 weeks paid vacation! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qual
          Accounts Receivable Specialist - Up to $47,000      Cache   Translate Page      
CA-Los Angeles, Job Description: Accounts Receivable Specialist Growing Entertainment Firm is seeking an enthusiastic Accounts Receivable Specialist. Responsibilities include: ? Accounts Receivable + Collections ? Proficiency in Microsoft Excel ? Data Entry 10-key Bilingual and QuickBooks are a plus. Room for advancement, full benefits, 401K, and paid vacation. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and
          Riot Games is sued by female employees over alleged unequal pay, sexual harassment      Cache   Translate Page      

Riot Games has been under scrutiny since employees went public this year with allegations detailing a workplace rife with sexism and harassment.

Now, the Los Angeles company behind the hugely popular “League of Legends” video game is being sued by one former and one current employee for alleged...


          Beastie Boys tell which song on ‘Paul’s Boutique’ was a ‘dud’      Cache   Translate Page      
Beastie Boys members Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond talk about reinventing their sound for their 1989 album, “Paul’s Boutique,” which song on the album they consider a dud and how moving to Los Angeles from New York changed the band’s dynamic.
          UCLA basketball assistant exchanged calls with key figure in bribery and corruption case      Cache   Translate Page      

An assistant basketball coach at UCLA exchanged at least eight calls in May 2017 with the middleman at the heart of the federal probe into bribery and corruption in the sport, according to phone records reviewed by the Los Angeles Times.

The calls between David Grace, UCLA’s top recruiter for five...


          25 Disney Heroes Reimagined As Villains      Cache   Translate Page      
The Walt Disney Company was founded on October 16, 1923 in Los Angeles California. Today, <strong>Disney</strong> has grown to become one of the biggest media company’s in existence and distributed over 100 films. Even though Disney seems to have a near monopoly on the entertainment industry, there is no denying they have distributed some incredible movies over the years.
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The suave pop of “Glow” kicks off the EP of the same name from LUC, a futuristic garage-tronic duo from Los Angeles comprised of Kari Kimmel and Joe Corcoran. Kimmel’s work has been featured in a wide variety of media, her material licensed in over 650 films, TV shows, trailers, video games, and commercials — […]

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Joo, sinulla on hyvä pointti siinä, että ei pitäisi tuomita etukäteen. En ole viesteissäni varmaan kunnolla sanonut sitä, että jos näyttelijöiden etninen kirjo selitetään Netflixin Noiturissa järkevästi, niin ei minulla silloin ole ongelmia asian kanssa. Starzin Camelot vuodelta 2011 on siitä huono esimerkki, että se sijoittuu meidän maailmamme menneisyyteen eikä fantasiamaahan, mutta otetaan se silti esille. Sarjan näyttelijät olivat muuten valkoihoisia, mutta Viviania esitti zimbabwelaistaustainen nainen. Kun hänet kohdattiin ensimmäisen kerran, niin asiaan puututtiin heti. Vivian kertoi Arthurille, että hänen perheensä tuotiin Britanniaan palvelijoiksi, ja että he päättivät jäädä saarelle, kun roomalaiset vetäytyivät sieltä. Nyt hahmon ihonväri oli selitetty, eikä se häirinnyt minua mitenkään. Camelot oli kyllä valitettavasti varsin heikko, ja se canceloitiin huonojen katsojalukujen takia heti ensimmäisen kauden jälkeen. Paras asia sarjassa oli upea alkutunnari...

Mutta viime vuosina olen nähnyt fantasiasarjoja/elokuvia, joissa rodullinen moninaisuus on toteutettu tökerösti ilman mitään selitystä. Ensimmäinen reaktioni oli, että Netflix jatkaa samaa linjaa Noiturissa, vaikka totuus voi olla toinen. Minä lopetin Lev Grossmanin kirjoihin pohjautuvan The Magiciansin katsomisen toiseen kauteen. Syynä on se, että pidän romaaneista valtavasti, mutta kakkoskauden tarina oli tv-sarjan tekijöiden itse keksimä eikä perustunut lähdemateriaaliin. Mutta myös älyttömyys hahmojen etnisyydessä vaikutti päätökseeni. Sarjassa on meidän maapallomme rinnalla Filloryn keskiaikaistyylinen fantasiamaailma. Siellä vieraillaan ekan kauden lopulla, ja toinen kausi sijoittuu suurilta osin tähän Narnia-kopioon. Kirjoissa kaikki ihmiset Filloryssa ovat valkoihoisia.

Tv-sovituksessa ekan kauden lopulla Filloryn ihmisasukkaat tosiaan olivat eurooppalaisen näköisiä. Mutta toisen kauden alusta lähtien merkittävä osa oli mustia. He elivät rinnakkain valkoisten kanssa, eikä kukaan kiinnittänyt mitään huomiota ihonväriin, eikä sitä edes koskaan kommentoitu. Yhteiskunta tuntui olevan "post-racial". Odotin koko kauden ajan, milloin asiaan annetaan selitys, mutta sitä ei koskaan tullut. Ilmeisesti fillorylaisten parisuhteissa taustalla oli kuitenkin vahva rotuerottelu, koska mustat ja valkoiset eivät olleet sekoittuneet. Kertaakaan ei viitattu siihen, että mustat asukkaat olisivat äskeisiä maahanmuuttajia. Filloryn kuningaskunnan pohjoispuolella sijaitsee Loria-niminen "pahismaa". Sen asukkaita kuvailtiin kirjoissa viikinkien näköisiksi. Tv-sovituksessa etninen kirjo oli vastaava kuin Filloryssa, ja Lorian kuningasta näytteli musta mies.

En pystyisi katsomaan Netflixin Noituria, jos siinä olisi vastaava meininki. Mutta sarjaan on jo valittu näyttelijöitä, jotka ovat "mixed race" (Magiciansissa kaikki mustat fillorylaiset olivat kunnolla tummia). Minäkin kiinnitin huomiota siihen, että Noiturissa tärkeimpien osien esittäjät ovat etnisesti eurooppalaisia. Mutta se on aivan sama eikä pelasta tilannetta, jos sivurooleissa on kuitenkin ei-valkoihoisia, eikä tätä yritetäkään selittää. Tärkeintä minulle on yleinen uskottavuus/loogisuus.

Martinin Tulen ja jään laulua ei voi verrata Noituriin, koska siinä nähdään ensimmäisestä osasta lähtien paljon ei-valkoihoisia ihmisiä. Noiturissa ei koskaan, sillä se on leimallisesti slaavilainen/itäeurooppalainen tarina. Mutta otetaan nyt kuitenkin Game of Thrones esille. Laitoin sarjan katsomisen tauolle neljännen kauden jälkeen. Siihen mennessä oli tavattu kaksi hahmoa, jotka oli muutettu tummaihoisiksi, vaikkeivät he kirjoissa sellaisia olleet: Salladhor Saan ja Xaro Xhoan Daxos. Mutta koska molempien kohdalla selitettiin, että he ovat kotoisin Kesäsaarilta, ei muutos minua häirinnyt. Kesäsaarelaiset ovat kauppiaita, jotka purjehtivat maailman meriä ja vierailevat myös Westerosin satamissa. Sapkowskin Noituri-kirjoissa ei ole sellaisia alueita, joilta ei-valkoihoisten ihmisten voisi selittää tulevan.


Katsoin muuten tänään vihdoinkin loppuun Kohteen (Person of Interest) viidennen eli viimeisen kauden. Tallensin sen kaksi vuotta sitten Elisa-viihteeseen. Viimeinen kausi oli scifisarjan paras – nyt oli aiempaa vähemmän "monster of the week" -meininkiä ja pääjuoni nostettiin etusijalle. Lopetus oli onnistunut ehkä siksi, että sarjan tekijät tiesivät jo ennen kauden kuvaamista, että se jää viimeiseksi.


Olen puhunut ketjussa Syfyn uutuussarjasta Nightflyers, joka pohjautuu George R.R. Martinin vanhaan pienoisromaaniin. Kausi esitetään Yhdysvalloissa näin:

when the series premieres on Sunday, December 2, the first five episodes will also become available across Syfy's streaming platforms. Those will only be available through Thursday, December 6, and then the second half of the season will stream between December 9–13.

Netflix hankki scifisarjaan oikeudet Pohjois-Amerikan ulkopuolelle. En tiedä, millaisella aikataululla jaksot tulevat palveluun Suomessa.


Jim Butcherin The Dresden Filesista suunnitellaan uutta tv-sovitusta. Tämän olisi parasta olla aivan toista tasoa kuin vuoden 2007 yritelmä...

Stephen Kingin romaanista Tervetuloa Joylandiin aiotaan tehdä tv-sarja.

Rämeen olennon tv-tulkinnan roolitus etenee .

Yllättävänä uutisena Showtime-kaapelikanava on tilannut Penny Dreadful: City of Angels -nimisen telkkasarjan. Minä tykkäsin kovasti alkuperäisestä Pennystä, ja tässä on sen luoja/käsikirjoittaja John Logan mukana samoissa tehtävissä. Ensimmäinen kausi sijoittuu vuoden 1938 Los Angelesiin, ja sarjan hahmot ovat täysin uusia.


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[Episcopal News Service – Los Angeles, California] The line of hungry students begins to form about 8:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the basement door of the United University Church on […]

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Original silkscreen concert poster for Rancid and Sick of It All at Whisky a -Go-Go in Los Angeles, CA in 1994. 18 x 23 inches. Signed and numbered 234/400 by the artist Matt Getz. Light handling marks.



          Erykah Badu Announces Winter Tour Dates      Cache   Translate Page      

The soul singer is embarking on a brief tour soon. Erykah Badu has announced a short winter tour that will begin in late December and end in mid-February. The tour begins in California, with Badu performing in Los Angeles and San Francisco, before making her way to Baltimore, Atlantic City, and Miami for the iii […]

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          Michael Douglas honoured on Walk of Fame in front of proud father Kirk      Cache   Translate Page      
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look to quickly turn the page from another disappointing World Series defeat as they face a busy offseason ahead...
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          Actor Michael Douglas gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame      Cache   Translate Page      
LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday (Nov 6) in honour of his 50 years in show business. The megastar was joined at the ceremony by his 101-year-old father and Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas as well as Jane Fonda, who starred with him ...
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LOS ANGELES: A California high school teacher is facing charges for punching a pupil who had hurled racial slurs at him. The incident, caught on video, shows the 64-year-old music teacher, Marston Riley, confronting a 14-year-old student for not wearing the proper uniform. Students told the local ...
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          In photos: Michael Douglas receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame      Cache   Translate Page      
Actor Michael Douglas is honored with the 2,648th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on November 6, 2018.
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          Willis Townsend Unveils New Guides That Will Help Companies Get Quality Brochures Online      Cache   Translate Page      

Willis Townsend has unveiled a list of new guides that are designed to help companies find the best brochures online.

Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/05/2018 -- Willis Townsend has unveiled a list of new guides that are designed to help companies find the best brochures online. The firm thinks that brochures are indeed very central for modern digital businesses. They have been used in branding and marketing by many online and offline based businesses and as such, it's important for small business owners to have all the information they need to get top quality brochure designs online.

Willis Townsend says that some of the guides will cover a number of areas. The first one is generally an intro to online brochure designs, how they work, and what small businesses can do to take advantage. Willis Townsend has also gone further to offer additional lists of automated brochure makers that can be used by anyone to create high-quality designs in a matter of minutes. The list features about ten top quality makers.

Townsend has also added some information about these makers, how they work, and the step-by-step process needed to fully take advantage of them. There's confidence within the firm that the guide will play a central role in promoting wide access to high-quality brochures online. In addition to this, the firm is also looking at the guides as a simple way of popularizing its expertise in this area among potential clients.

Designing brochures that are customized enough for your needs used to be a very hard thing. Businesses had to hire designers and spend hours getting the final details right. But things have changed a lot over the years. At this age of the Internet, you can explore a number of great brochure templates to create your own customized designs. This is perhaps the easiest way to do the job fast and Willis Townsend has dedicated himself to give you all the information you may need about online-based brochure templates.

The templates cut across a number of sectors too. But the key to everything is making sure that the template is fully customized to meet your needs. This is essentially why Willis Townsend is here. The firm does offer guides too on how you can customize the online templates without losing the design quality they offer. The company has already helped numerous clients with this. Most of these templates are also offered for free so you won't need to spend any money on them.

Well, if you need to learn more about Willis Townsend and the brochure guides it offers, feel free to visit https://medium.com/@willistownsend.

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Willis Townsend is a passionate brochure expert with interest in copywriting too. Willis offers small and big businesses info about brochure designs online. So far, he has published a number of posts and guides in this area targeting various audiences. The goal at the moment is to give people simple brochure solutions that work for them and their needs.

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          Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Rainbow Pride Symbols       Cache   Translate Page      

What do they mean?

The rainbow flag has become the easily-recognized colours of pride for the gay community. The multicultural symbolism of the rainbow is nothing new -- Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Coalition also embraces the rainbow as a symbol of that political movement. The rainbow also plays a part in many myths and stories related to gender and sexuality issues in Greek, Native American, African, and other cultures.

Use of the rainbow flag by the gay community began in 1978 when it first appeared in the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day Parade. Borrowing symbolism from the hippie movement and black civil rights groups, San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker designed the rainbow flag in response to a need for a symbol that could be used year after year. Baker and thirty volunteers hand-stitched and hand-dyed two huge prototype flags for the parade. The flags had eight stripes, each colour representing a component of the community: hot pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sun, green for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for spirit.

The next year Baker approached The San Francisco Paramount Flag Company to mass produce rainbow flags for the 1979 parade. Due to production constraints -- such as the fact that hot pink was not a commercially available color -- pink and turquoise were removed from the design, and royal blue replaced indigo. This six-color version spread from San Francisco to other cities, and soon became the widely known symbol of gay pride and diversity it is today. It is even officially recognized by the International Congress of Flag Makers. In 1994, a huge 30 foot wide by one mile long rainbow flag was carried by 10,000 people in New York's Stonewall 25 Parade. 

The rainbow flag has inspired a wide variety of related symbols, such as freedom rings and other accessories. There are plenty of variations of the flag, including versions with a blue field of stars reminiscent of the American Stars and Stripes and versions with superimposed lambdas, pink triangles, or other symbols.

The Bisexual Pride Flag. The pink color represents sexual attraction to the same sex only (gay and lesbian), the blue represents sexual attraction to the opposite sex only (straight) and the resultant overlap color purple represents sexual attraction to both sexes (bi). The key to understanding the symbolism in the Bi Pride Flag is to know that the purple pixels of color blend unnoticeable into both the pink and blue, just as in the 'real world' where most bi people blend unnoticeable into both the gay/lesbian and straight communities.

The pink triangle is easily one of the more popular and widely recognized symbols for the gay community. The pink triangle is rooted in World War II times, and reminds us of the tragedies of that era. Although homosexuals were only one of the many groups targeted for extermination by the Nazi regime, it is unfortunately the group that history often excludes. The pink triangle challenges that notion, and defies anyone to deny history.

The history of the pink triangle begins before WWII, during Adolf Hitler's rise to power. Paragraph 175, a clause in German law prohibiting homosexual relations, was revised by Hitler in 1935 to include kissing, embracing, and gay fantasies as well as sexual acts. Convicted offenders -- an estimated 25,000 just from 1937 to 1939 -- were sent to prison and then later to concentration camps. Their sentence was to be sterilized, and this was most often accomplished by castration. In 1942 Hitler's punishment for homosexuality was extended to death.

Each prisoner in the concentration camps wore a colored inverted triangle to designate their reason for incarceration, and hence the designation also served to form a sort of social hierarchy among the prisoners. A green triangle marked its wearer as a regular criminal; a red triangle denoted a political prisoner. Two yellow triangles overlapping to form a Star of David designated a Jewish prisoner. The pink triangle was for homosexuals. A yellow Star of David under a superimposed pink triangle marked the lowest of all prisoners -- a gay Jew.

Stories of the camps depict homosexual prisoners being given the worst tasks and labors. Pink triangle prisoners were also a proportionally large focus of attacks from the guards and even other inmates. Although the total number of the homosexual prisoners is not known, official Nazi estimates were an underwhelming 10,000.

Although homosexual prisoners reportedly were not shipped en masse to the death camps at Auschwitz, a great number of gay men were among the non Jews who were killed there. Estimates of the number of gay men killed during the Nazi regime range from 50,000 to twice that figure. When the war was finally over, countless many homosexuals remained prisoners in the camps, because Paragraph 175 remained law in West Germany until its repeal in 1969. 

In the 1970s, gay liberation groups resurrected the pink triangle as a popular symbol for the gay rights movement. Not only is the symbol easily recognized, but it draws attention to oppression and persecution -- then and now. In the 1980s, ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) began using the pink triangle for their cause. They inverted the symbol, making it point up, to signify an active fight back rather than a passive resignation to fate. Today, for many the pink triangle represents pride, solidarity, and a promise to never allow another Holocaust to happen again.

Like the pink triangle, the black triangle is also rooted in Nazi Germany. Although lesbians were not included in the Paragraph 175 prohibition of homosexuality, there is evidence to indicate that the black triangle was used to designate prisoners with anti social behavior. Considering that the Nazi idea of womanhood focused on children, kitchen, and church, black triangle prisoners may have included lesbians, prostitutes, women who refused to bear children, and women with other "anti-social" traits. As the pink triangle is historically a male symbol, the black triangle has similarly been reclaimed by lesbians and feminists as a symbol of pride and solidarity.

The Leather Pride Flag is a symbol for the leather community, which encompasses those who are into leather, Levi's, sado-masochism, bondage and domination, uniform, cowboys, rubber, and other fetishes. The flag was created by artist Tony DeBlase and first displayed on May 28, 1989, at the Mr. Leather contest in Chicago. Although the flag is often common in the gay community, it is not a "gay-only" symbol.

Reportedly, gay leather aficionados might also modify a rainbow flag to have a black stripe instead of a violet one. (However, this version might be confused with the "Victory Over AIDS" version of the rainbow flag, as they are identical.)

The Bear Pride Flag is a symbol used by some "bears," gay men marked by an abundance of hair on their face, chest, and body. Bears also tend to be older, and perhaps larger or chubby. There does not seem to be one single symbol that represents bears in general. Rather, there are many symbols that have been adopted by local clubs, bars, and other bear groups.

The colors of the flag represent the various types of bears in the culture.

The Transgender Pride flag was created by Monica Helms in 1999 and was first shown at a pride parade in Phoenix AZ, US in 2000.

The flag represents the transgendered community and consists of five horizontal stripes: two light blue, two pink, and one white in the center.

Ms. Helms describes the meaning of the transgender flag as follows:

"The stripes at the top and bottom are light blue, the traditional color for baby boys.The stripes next to them are pink, the traditional color for baby girls The stripe in the middle is white, for those who are intersex, transitioning or consider themselves having a neutral or undefined gender. The pattern is such that no matter which way you fly it, it is always correct, signifying us finding correctness in our lives."

The AIDS Awareness Ribbon, or red ribbon, is commonly seen adorning jacket lapels and other articles of clothing as a symbol of solidarity and a commitment to the fight against AIDS.

The Ribbon Project was conceived in 1991 by Visual AIDS, a New York based charity group of art professionals that aims to recognize and honor friends and colleagues who have died or are dying of AIDS. Visual AIDS encourages arts organizations, museums, commercial galleries, and AIDS support groups to commemorate those lost to AIDS, to create greater awareness of AIDS/HIV transmission, to publicize the needs of Persons With AIDS, and to call for greater funding of services and research. Inspired by the yellow ribbons honoring American soldiers of the Persian Gulf War, the color red was chosen for its "connection to blood and the idea of of passion -- not only anger, but love, like a valentine," as stated by Frank Moore of Visual AIDS.

Worn by host Jeremy Irons, the ribbon made its public debut at the 1991 Tony Awards, and soon became a popular and politically correct fashion statement for celebrities and other awards ceremonies. Because of this popularity, some activists worry that the ribbon has become simple lip service to AIDS causes; in one particular incident the First Lady Barbara Bush wore a red ribbon while sitting in the audience with her husband, but when she stood at the President's side during his speech, her ribbon was conspicuously missing.

However, the Ribbon Project remains a powerful force in spreading awareness of AIDS and stressing the need for further action and research of the disease. The sincerest hope for the Ribbon Project is that it will one day no longer be needed.

Inspired by the red ribbon, the pink ribbon became the symbol for breast cancer awareness. Although, like AIDS, breast cancer is certainly not an issue limited to the gay community, the statistics of breast cancer are historically higher in women who do not bear children. Consequently, for some lesbians breast cancer awareness and prevention is a particularly important issue.

Gender Symbols are common astrological signs handed down from ancient Roman times. The pointed Mars symbol represents the male and the Venus symbol with the cross represents the female. Double interlocking male symbols have been used by gay men since the 1970s. Double interlocking female symbols have often been used to denote lesbianism, but some feminists have instead used the double female symbols to represent the sisterhood of women. These same feminists would use three interlocking female symbols to denote lesbianism. Also, some lesbian feminists of the 1970's used three interlocking female symbols to represent their rejection of male standards of monogamy.

Also in the 1970s, gay liberation movements used the male and female symbols superimposed to represent the common goals of lesbians and gay men. These days, the superimposed symbols might also denote a heterosexual aware of the differences and diversity between men and women. A transgendered person might superimpose the male and female symbols in such a way that the arrow and cross join on the same single ring.

The astrological sign of Mercury is traditionally the symbol of transgendered peoples. In Greek mythology, Hermes (the Greek version of the Roman god Mercury) and Aphrodite (the goddess of love) had a child named Hermaphroditus. That child possessed both male and female sexual organs, hence the term hermaphrodite. Also, rituals associated with the worship of Aphrodite are believed to have been highly sexual, involving castration, transvestism, and homosexual relations.

In the symbol itself, the crescent moon at the top is supposed to represent the masculine, and the cross at the bottom represents the feminine. The ring represents the individual, with the male and the female balanced at either side.

The lambda symbol seems to be one of the most controversial of symbols in regards to its meaning. There are several differing opinions as to why the lambda was chosen as a gay symbol and what it really means. However, most sources agree on a few things:

The lambda was first chosen as a gay symbol when it was adopted in 1970 by the New York Gay Activists Alliance. It became the symbol of their growing movement of gay liberation. In 1974, the lambda was subsequently adopted by the International Gay Rights Congress held in Edinburgh, Scotland. As their symbol for lesbian and gay rights, the lambda became internationally popular.

But where history ends, speculation begins. No one seems to have a definitive answer why the lambda was originally chosen as a gay symbol. Some suggest that it is simply the Greek lower case letter l for liberation. Others disagree, citing the use of lambda in physics to denote energy (the energy we have when we work in concert) or wavelength (are gays and lesbians on a different wavelength?). Lambda may also denote the synergy of the gay movement, the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The lambda also may represent scales and balance, and the constant force that keeps opposing sides from overcoming each other -- the hook at the bottom of the right leg signifies the action needed to reach and maintain balance. The ancient Greek Spartans regarded the lambda to mean unity, while the Romans considered it "the light of knowledge shed into the darkness of ignorance." Reportedly, Ancient Greeks may have also placed the lambda on shields of gay men and their lovers who were among the fighting elite of the Greek Army.

Whatever the exact meaning and origin, the lambda originally embodied a fairly militant connotation. Today, the symbol generally denotes lesbian's and gay men's concerns together. Although the lambda was never intended to be linked to any specific gender or orientation such as other symbols may be, historically this is not so: In the early 1970's the Los Angeles gay community created a flag with a lavender lambda on a simple white background. They hoped the flag would catch on to other cities, but their hopes were not realized because some saw the lambda as a male symbol only.

The labrys is a double-sided hatchet or axe commonly used in ancient European, African, and Asian matriarchal societies as both a weapon and a harvesting tool. Greek artwork depicts the amazon armies of Europe wielding labrys weapons. Amazons ruled with a dual-queen system in which one queen was in charge of the army and battle, and the other queen stayed behind to administer the conquered cities. Amazons were known to be ferocious and merciless in battle, but once victorious they ruled with justice. Today, the labrys is a lesbian and feminist symbol of strength and self-sufficiency.

In addition, the labrys also played a part in ancient mythology. Demeter, the goddess of the earth, used a labrys as her sceptor. Rites associated with the worship of the Demeter, as well as Hecate (the goddess of the underworld), are believed to have involved lesbian sex.

What does  LGBTQI mean?

L = Lesbian
G = Gay
B = Bisexual
T = Transgender
Q = Queer
I = Intersex

So..... now ya know!

          Teacher Caught On Camera Punching Student Who Allegedly Used Racial Slurs Towards Him      Cache   Translate Page      

Teacher and Student Involved in a Brawl

Marston Riley, 64, is facing child abuse allegations after he was caught on camera being involved in a physical altercation with a 14-year-old student. Riley is a high school music teacher at Maywood Academy High School in Los Angeles, California. According to People, Riley was recently caught on video punching a 14-year-old student who used a racial slur towards him in his classroom. The cellphone video, which was shot by a student in the class, shows Riley repeatedly striking the boy and ending up on the ground grasping his leg.

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          Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe      Cache   Translate Page      
Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe
author: Susan Patron
name: Josiah
average rating: 2.00
book published: 1993
rating: 2
read at: 2012/02/17
date added: 2018/11/06
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"Real life seemed just out of PK's reach. Whenever she thought she finally understood it, everything changed and she had to start figuring it out all over again."

Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe, p. 1

Life in Los Angeles isn't as glamorous for eight-year-old PK, living with her two sisters and mother in a small apartment, as it is for the big stars of movie and television. Her younger sister, Rabbit, is basically the same person she has always been, a girl who loves to take a bath even if only to hear the inventive stories that PK tells her when she's in the tub, stories that PK claims to get from the old-fashioned metal hamper in the bathroom wall. Rabbit (and yes, she is human) doesn't question where PK gets her ideas; all she knows is that her sister's stories are the best, so there must be more magic in that old hamper than is obvious to the untrained eye.

PK's older sister, Megan, who also used to sit in the bathroom when it was time for Rabbit to take a bath and listen with her youngest sister to PK's story, is changing as she nears adolescence. An intellectually gifted student, Megan doesn't see much of her ordinary life as being very interesting or exciting, and these days she lumps in PK's hamper stories with all the rest of the drabness that she perceives around herself. PK doesn't know if she'll ever be able to understand the person that Megan is becoming, but her resolve is strong to not ever act that way when she, herself, approaches her teenage years, though she knows that it may happen anyway.

When PK's mother decides that it's time for them all to move into a different apartment, PK tries to find a way to accept the big waves of change that are about to roll into her life. Their apartment and its furniture, especially the story hamper, are important parts of the life they have lived together as a family. To leave all that behind would be to sever ties with a part of their past that is very real and meaningful to them. Even Megan seems unsure about the move, and balks at the prospect of leaving behind treasured pieces of furniture like the soft blue chair that the three sisters throw themselves into all the time. They've come to depend on that soft old chair to be there to break their fall, and now they're going to lose it.

For once, PK has to take the initiative in setting an example for both of her sisters, accepting the reality of change because there's no way out of it, and trying to make the transition as easy as possible for her mother. Even if that requires her to leave the secret of the story hamper to whatever lucky family takes the apartment next, PK is willing to go along with the move peacefully. But is this the end of her bathtime stories with Rabbit? Or might the magic of the hamper be a little bit stronger than PK thought?

As in her more well-known Hard Pan trilogy, Susan Patron tells a faultlessly realistic story with no quick solutions and an ending that follows suit, leading us to ponder what might have happened next in the story and how the characters would have adjusted to the changes in their life. Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe is a short, very simple story, but is written thoughtfully and gives more than a small hint at the excellence that the author would later attain in her Newbery Medal winner, The Higher Power of Lucky. I could see possibly giving this book two and a half stars, and I'm pleased to say it was a good story that I enjoyed reading.

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          NGƯỜI MỸ GỐC CHÂU Á CÓ THỂ BIẾN QUẬN CAM THÀNH BIỂN XANH HAY KHÔNG? (Viet Thanh Nguyen)       Cache   Translate Page      



Viet Thanh Nguyen
Trà Mi dịch
Posted on November 6, 2018 by editor

Bất bình với những chính sách chống nhập cư của đảng Cộng hòa, người Mỹ gốc châu Á có thể lật ngược thế cờ giúp cho đảng Dân chủ trong một số cuộc tranh cử khít khao vào Hạ viện ở miền Nam California.

Những lá cờ Việt Nam Cộng hòa và cờ Mỹ tung bay trong một sinh hoạt hàng năm của thuyền nhân Việt Nam tại Westminster Memorial Park ở Westminster, Calif., Vào tháng Tư. Nguồn: Leonard Ortiz/Orange County Register, via Getty Images

Năm 1988, khi tôi còn là sinh viên năm thứ nhất tại Đại học California, Riverside, tôi lái xe chở đám bạn học gốc Việt Nam háo hức đến Quận Cam ở gần đó. Khi đó chỉ mới 13 năm sau khi chiến tranh Việt Nam chấm dứt, nhưng đã có một giấc mơ người Mỹ gốc Việt mà Quận Cam là một biểu tượng, Trung tâm buôn bán Asian Garden ở Westminster. Giữa tiếng nhạc Việt Nam thời thượng, chúng tôi ăn món ăn Việt Nam, xem hàng Việt Nam, và ngồi trên ban công của trung tâm buôn bán kiểu Mỹ, nhâm nhi cà phê đá Việt Nam và ngắm nhìn người Việt Nam.

Khu mua sắm Asian Garden là trung tâm của Saigon Nhỏ ở Quận Cam. Đến năm 1988, Saigon Nhỏ đã vững vàng, với vô số các cửa hàng, nhà hàng và doanh nghiệp Việt Nam nằm trên Đại lộ Bolsa. Cộng đồng này gồm người tị nạn gốc Việt Nam và gốc Hoa, những người đã bỏ Việt Nam chạy thoát vào cuối cuộc chiến. Đó là một cộng đồng triệt để chống Cộng sản. Quận Cam nói chung là một cộng đồng khá bảo thủ và chống Cộng, nhưng nó cũng còn rất nhiều người Mỹ da trắng vào thời điểm đó. Không phải tất cả mọi người ở Westminster và Quận Cam đều hoan nghênh chào đón những người tị nạn cộng sản Việt Nam trong những năm 1970 và 1980.

Ba mươi năm sau, Westminster có một thị trưởng người Mỹ gốc Việt, và Quận Cam đã bầu một số chính khách người Mỹ gốc Việt. Hầu hết đều thuộc đảng Cộng hòa, và lớn tiếng chống Cộng sản. Nhưng ngày nay chủ nghĩa cộng sản không còn là vấn đề quốc gia như trước kia, và trong khi thế hệ người Mỹ gốc Việt lớn tuổi vẫn giữ khuynh hướng của đảng viên đảng Cộng hòa và bảo thủ, thế hệ trẻ phần lớn đã bỏ Đảng Cộng hòa, gia nhập đảng Dân chủ hoặc là cử tri độc lập. Những thay đổi này đã gây ra những thay đổi lớn hơn tại một Quận Cam trước đây từng kiên định theo khuynh hướng Cộng hòa, ngày nay ngày càng nghiêng về phía đảng Dân chủ và độc lập hơn. Những thay đổi chính trị này ít nhất một phần do sự thay đôi ở thành phần dân số trong một quận lỵ hiện nay có đến một phần năm người gốc châu Á và một phần ba người gốc châu Mỹ La tinh, trong khi đó, vào năm 1980, 80% là người da trắng không phải sắc dân châu Mỹ La tinh.

Thay đổi thành phần dân số kết hợp với ý thức hệ của dân chúng Quận Cam có thể là một trong những lý do chính khiến Đảng Cộng hòa nhất định đưa ra một chính sách chống nhập cư, tìm cách biến Hoa Kỳ trở lại thành một nước Mỹ trước năm 1965. Khi đó một bộ luật mới, Đạo luật Nhập cư và Nhập tịch, đã đưa ra một chính sách nhập cư công bằng hơn. Trong nhiều chục năm trước đó, Hoa Kỳ đã không nhận những người di dân từ châu Phi, châu Á hoặc châu Mỹ La tinh, bắt đầu với Đạo luật loại trừ người Trung Hoa từ năm 1882. Nếu là dân của một trong những lục địa này thì Đạo luật Nhập cư và Nhập tịch năm 1965 hầu như là một thành công. Nhưng đối với Đảng Cộng hòa, với thành phần cơ sở phần lớn là dân Mỹ da trắng từ nhiều năm, viễn cảnh trở thành một quốc gia thiểu số-đa số đã phát triển mạnh hơn sau năm 1965 có thể là điềm báo sự suy giảm quyền lực chính trị của đảng Cộng hòa.

Ở Quận Cam, dường như có một tỷ lệ nghịch, giữa sự gia tăng dân số người Mỹ gốc thiểu số [không phải người da trắng] với sự suy giảm quyền lực của Đảng Cộng hòa. Đảng Cộng hòa đang nắm đa số ở Hạ viện Quốc hội có thể dựa trên một số vài ghế dân biểu, một vài trong những ghế đó ở California, trong đó có bốn ghế ở Quận Cam; chính trị địa phương ở đây có thể có tầm quan trọng quốc gia. Ảnh hưởng chính trị sẽ là một làn gió mới cho khối người Mỹ gốc châu Á. Người Mỹ gốc Cuba ở Florida, sau khi bỏ đảo quốc chạy trốn, thoát khỏi chủ nghĩa cộng sản như người tị nạn cộng sản Việt Nam, đã phô trương ảnh hưởng trên chính trường quốc gia ở Mỹ một phần bằng cách đồng loạt bỏ phiếu như một khối bảo thủ thống nhất. Là một phần của khối người Mỹ gốc châu Á ở Quận Cam, liệu người Việt Nam – và người Mỹ gốc châu Á nói chung – có thể trở thành một một khối độc lập có thể bỏ phiếu cho cả hai bên hay không?

Đối với Đảng Cộng hòa, liên minh tinh thần chống cộng sản ở cuối thế kỷ 20 với các giá trị kinh tế và xã hội của khối bảo thủ đã thu hút nhiều người di cư gốc châu Á và người tị nạn cộng sản, kể cả cha mẹ tôi. Nhưng liên minh đó đã vỡ tan. Cha tôi nay đã 84 tuổi; cụ vẫn chống cộng sản, nhưng khinh thường Donald Trump. Ông không phải là người đơn độc. Ông Trump chỉ giành được 18% phiếu bầu của người Mỹ gốc châu Á và 32% phiếu bầu của người Mỹ gốc Việt Nam. Ngay cả nhiều đảng viên đảng Cộng hòa gốc châu Á cũng đang cảm thấy rất khó để tiếp tục ủng hộ đảng của họ vì đảng Cộng hòa không những chống những người tị nạn và những người di cư không có giấy tờ, mà còn chống đối cả những người nhập cư hợp pháp.

Ví dụ, một điều lệ của liên bang đang được đề nghị tên là “gánh nặng của chính phủ” [“public charge” – là những cá nhân phần lớn lệ thuộc vào chính phủ để sinh sống; ví dụ như nhận thêm tiền mặt để có đủ thu nhập hoặc đang ở trong các cơ sở của chính phủ, hoặc cần được chăm sóc dài hạn bằng chi phí của chính phủ – TM] sẽ từ chối không cấp thẻ xanh cho những người nhập cư hợp pháp đang dùng các chương trình tem phiếu thực phẩm, Medicaid và các chương trình trợ cấp liên bang khác, gồm tiền có được khi khai thuế (tax credits) để giúp mọi người mua bảo hiểm y tế. Những người nhập cư thuộc những loại kể trên có thể bị trục xuất. Bây giờ Tổng thống Trump vừa đề nghị xóa bỏ quyền công dân của trẻ em sinh tại Mỹ có cha mẹ là công dân nước khác. [Quyền này được Tu chính án thứ 14 của Hiến pháp Mỹ bảo vệ – TM].

Mặc dù rất khó để Tổng thống Trump có thể thực hiện lời tuyên bố đó, nhiều đảng viên đảng Cộng hòa đang thúc đẩy việc cắt giảm mạnh số người nhập cư theo chính sách đoàn tụ gia đình và ủng hộ cái gọi là chương trình nhập cư dựa trên khả năng. Hãy tạm thời quên đi cái chính sách chọn người nhập cư dựa trên “khả năng” đó sẽ loại ra rất nhiều người di cư da trắng ở những thế hệ trước, cũng như những người nhập cư gốc châu Á trong thời gian gần đây. Nhập cư theo chính sách đoàn tụ gia đình đã đưa rất nhiều người di cư châu Á vào nước Mỹ và giúp làm cho người Mỹ gốc châu Á trở thành sắc tộc thiểu số phát triển nhanh nhất tại đây. Nếu Đảng Cộng hòa hạn chế gắt gao chính sách đoàn tụ gia đình, thì họ có thể chết đứng trước khối đa số các cử tri người Mỹ gốc châu Á.

Đối với tôi, một người chỉ đến Quận Cam để thưởng thúc những món ăn Việt Nam ngon nhất ở ngoài Việt Nam thì ý tưởng Quận Cam, và nhất là Saigon Nhỏ, trở nên gần gũi hơn hoặc ngay cả do dự đến với đảng Dân chủ là điều lý thú, vì đây là nơi có dân số gốc Việt Nam lớn nhất bên ngoài Việt Nam. Nhưng nếu Đảng Dân chủ giả định rằng thành phần dân số dồng nghĩa với tương lai chính trị, thì họ có thể sẽ thất vọng. Lý do là cộng đồng người Mỹ gốc châu Á là một tập hợp đa dạng ở nhiều mặt, kể cả niềm tin chính trị và nỗi đam mê khác của họ.

Tại Quận Cam, một trong những cuộc vận động cử tri lớn nhất trong khối cử tri người Mỹ gốc châu Á đã xảy ra để phản đối một nỗ lực của quận hạt trong chương trình tìm nơi nương náu cho những người vô gia cư ở những thành phố trong địa phận của quận. Người Mỹ gốc châu Á ở những nơi giàu có hơn như Irvine đã lớn tiếng phản đối kế hoạch này của quận. Ban lãnh đạo người Mỹ gốc Việt của Westminster đã chống lại tư cách “đất dung thân” (sanctuary status) của tiểu bang California. Trên toàn quốc, chính sách “hành động khẳng định” (nâng đỡ dân thiểu số) trong việc tuyển sinh đại học, đặc biệt là ở các Đại học hàng đầu (Ivy League), đã làm rạn nứt cộng đồng người Mỹ gốc châu Á. Trong khi hầu hết người Mỹ gốc gốc Á ủng hộ chương trình nâng đỡ dân thiểu số, nhiều người Mỹ gốc Hoa phản đối, và họ đã mạnh mẽ phản đối chương trình này.

[Một lý do khiến người Mỹ gốc Hoa phản đối chương trình nâng đỡ dân thiểu số có thể là vì họ tự tin vào khả năng của sinh viên gốc Hoa, nhiều sinh viên sẽ được tuyển vào các đại học danh tiếng đó không cần phải nâng đỡ (1). – TM].

Tài sản và giáo dục, ở Quận Cam và trên toàn quốc, do đó vẫn có thể có những yếu tố mà Đảng Cộng hòa có thu hút được khối cử tri người Mỹ gốc châu Á. Một nhà báo ở Quận Cam Gustavo Arellano lập luận rằng, “Đảng Cộng hòa có thể tồn tại ở một nước Mỹ ngày càng đa dạng nếu nó làm cho người gố châu Á thanh người ‘da trắng’.” Sự quyến rũ về mực độ “trắng” đã có từ lâu trong khối người Mỹ gốc châu Á, một số trong khối sắc tộc này vẫn đôi lúc muốn liên minh với người da trắng và ngược lại, kể từ khi các địa chủ ruộng gòn trong thế kỷ 19 đưa công nhân người Trung Hoa đến miền Nam nước Mỹ để có thể làm việc thay cho những công nhân da đen. Nhưng những quyến rũ như vậy thường đổ vỡ vì những vụ kỳ thị như đưa người Mỹ gốc Nhật Bản vào nhà tù tập trung và Chiến tranh Việt Nam, đã thuyết phục nhiều người Mỹ gốc châu Á rằng họ không phải là người da trắng.

Hôm nay, một lần nữa, Đảng Cộng hòa đang đánh mất một cơ hội khác để thu hút người Mỹ gốc châu Á, những người sẵn sàng liên mình cùng xép hàng với người da trắng. Và đó là vì sự hấp dẫn của những dấu hiệu kỳ thị chủng tộc được mã hóa của nó đối với người Mỹ gốc châu Á về các vấn đề của giai cấp trung lưu như giáo dục, đường phố sạch sẽ và các khu phố an toàn đang bị những lời kêu gọi kỳ thị chủng tộc được mã hóa của khối người da trắng đối với dân di cư đè bẹp.

Thật là mỉa mai vì từ góc nhìn thuận lợi của Saigon Nhỏ và nhiều nơi khác ở Quận Cam nơi người Mỹ gốc châu Á và người Mỹ gốc Latinh đã xây dựng những cộng đồng phát triển mạnh; chính người nhập cư đã giữ cho khu vực này năng động về mặt kinh tế, đầy màu sắc về mặt văn hóa xã hội và một văn hóa ẩm thực thú vị. Khuynh hướng của đảng Cộng hòa cho rằng cắt giảm lớn ở mặt dân nhập cư sẽ giúp cho nước Mỹ tốt hơn, sẽ chỉ làm nó tổn thương – và giảm sự hấp dẫn đang tuột dốc của Đảng Cộng hòa đối với khối người Mỹ gốc châu Á.

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Viet Thanh Nguyen, một người viết bình luận đồng thời là tác giả, gần đây nhất, của cuốn “The Refugees,” và là người biên tập cuốn “The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives.” Ông dậy tiếng Anh tại Đại học Nam California.
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Nguồn: 
Angered by Republican anti-immigrant policies, Asian-Americans may turn the tide for Democrats in several tight House races in Southern California.
By Viet Thanh Nguyen
Mr. Nguyen is a contributing opinion writer who lives in Los Angeles.
Nov. 5, 2018

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(1) Nguồn: The College Board data from

Mean SAT Scores by Race/Ethnicity, 2015
Group — Critical Reading / Mathematics / Writing
American Indian 481 482 460
Asian American 525 598 531
African American 431 428 418
Mexican American 448 457 438
Puerto Rican 456 449 442
Other Hispanic 449 457 439
White 529 534 513

Combined SAT Score, and Changes Since 2006, by Race/Ethnicity
Group — Combined Score 2015 / Change Since 2006
American Indian 1423 -27
Asian American 1654 +54
African American 1277 -14
Mexican American 1343 -28
Puerto Rican 1347 -16
Other Hispanic 1345 -26
White 1576 -6










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05/11/2018

Ngày mai, 6 tháng 11, Hoa Kỳ sẽ có cuộc bầu cử giữa hai kỳ bầu Tổng Thống, hay còn gọi là “Bầu Cử Giữa Kỳ” (Midterm Elections). Người Mỹ gốc Việt đã có những tham gia rất tích cực vào kỳ bầu cử này. Cho đến hôm nay, vài ngày trước ngày bầu cử chính thức, người Mỹ gốc Việt cũng chia sẻ nhiều sôi động với các náo loạn của dòng chính, ngay cả chia rẽ với tinh thần đảng phái cực đoan trong cộng đồng mình.

Mong rằng sự đóng góp đầy nhiệt tình của chúng ta sẽ không đẩy cộng đồng Mỹ gốc Việt vào sự phân hoá đáng ngại giữa hai chính đảng Hoa Kỳ, rơi vào sự kỳ thị chủng tộc, kỳ thị tôn giáo, hiềm khích đầy bạo lực không nên có. Dù theo đảng nào hay ủng hộ ứng viên nào, người Việt chúng ta đều chia sẻ giá trị Tự Do, Dân Chủ, Nhân Quyền, Dân Quyền của Hoa Kỳ, và chung hoài bão muốn bảo vệ chủ quyền của Việt Nam trước sự xâm lăng của Trung Cộng.

Voice of Vietnamese Americans xin mời quý đồng hương cùng duyệt qua bức tranh chung, mong rằng qua kỳ bầu cử này người Mỹ gốc Việt sẽ chứng tỏ cho chính khách Hoa Kỳ và thế giới thấy được sự trưởng thành, lớn mạnh của người Mỹ gốc Việt và sẽ tôn trọng tiếng nói của chúng ta hơn khi quyết định các chính sách ảnh hưởng đến người Việt .

I . Cộng Đồng Mỹ Gốc Việt, dân số và lá phiếu:

Cho đến nay, trong các giống dân Mỹ gốc Á Châu Thái Bình Dương, cử tri gốc Việt đi bầu hăng hái nhất, đến 77 % . Tuy nhiên, tiếng nói của chúng ta lại chưa được hiệu quả lắm, nhất là với những chính sách đối ngoại như nhân quyền, hay đối phó với Trung Cộng trên Biển Đông.

Theo Migration Policy Institute, người Việt tập trung tại các tiểu bang California (39%), Texas (13%), Washington State (4%), và Florida (4%) . Tại các tiểu bang này chúng ta sớm có một số đại diện dân cử người Mỹ gốc Việt tại địa phương. Nhưng năm nay, số ứng viên tăng lên gấp bội, và gồm cả những tiểu bang miền Đông như Massachusetts, Viriginia, hay miền Nam như Georgia.

Theo tài liệu của Census Bureau cho đến năm 2016, thì chúng ta có khoảng 2 triệu người (2,067,000) tập trung tại các khu vực như California (Orange County, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, San Diego), Texas (Houston, Dallas – Fort Worth, Austin), Massachusetts (Boston), New Jersey, New York (New York City), Philadelphia, Virginia – Maryland – Washington D.C, Washington State (Seattle), Louisiana (New Orleans), Oregon (Portland), Oklahoma (Oklahoma City), Arizona (Phoenix), Nevada (Las Vegas), Georgia (Atlanta). Tại mỗi thành phố vừa nêu, có trên 10,000 ngàn người Việt cư ngụ . Đây là con số đáng kể nếu chúng ta đi bầu .

Theo nghiên cửu của Pew vào tháng 9/ 2017, thì 75% người Mỹ gốc Việt đã là công dân, và có thể đi bỏ phiếu. Đó là một con số đáng kể, nếu tất cả chúng ta khi có quốc tịch đều ghi danh cử tri và đi bầu .

Cuộc bầu cử giữa kỳ thường cho thấy mức ủng hộ của người dân đối với vị Tổng Thống đương nhiệm sau hai năm tại vị . Tổng Thống Trump là vị lãnh đạo không theo các tiêu chuẩn chính thống, đã tạo nhiều phân hoá trong toàn quốc trên nhiều phương diện, và có điểm tín nhiệm thấp nhất so với các vị Tổng Thống trước . Riêng với dân Mỹ gốc Việt, đài VOA ngày 26/10 đưa tin là 64% dân Việt tín nhiệm ông Trump, vì nghĩ rằng ông có thái độ cứng rắn với Trung Cộng. Nhiều người thích thú khi thấy ông Trump đánh thuế lên hàng Trung Quốc, và làm cho kinh tế Trung Cộng chao đảo, tuy Trung Cộng vẫn gia tăng áp lực lên Việt Nam và tiếp tục quân sự hoá Biển Đông.

Ngày 2/11, ông Trump tweeted rằng “các cuộc thảo luận thương mại với Trung Quốc đang diễn tiến tốt đẹp”. Trong cùng ngày, Ngoại Trưởng Vương Nghị của Trung Quốc khẳng định “Trung Quốc có chủ quyền tại Biển Đông” khi thăm New York . Đáp lại, Ngoại Trưởng Hoa Kỳ Mike Pompeo chỉ “nhắc khéo” đến thoả thuận chế tài Bình Nhưỡmg! Điều này khiến người Mỹ gốc Việt cũng cần thận trọng, xin nhớ rằng Hoa Kỳ phải đặt quyền lợi quốc gia của họ lên trên hết.

Trong bài đăng trên VOA ngày 26/10, phóng viên An Hải cũng nêu lên là “thế hệ thứ nhất ủng hộ Cộng Hoà”, còn “thế hệ thứ hai ủng hộ Dân Chủ”.

2 . Giới Trẻ tích cực ra tranh cử:

Rất đông người Mỹ gốc Việt trẻ tuổi đã tham dự cuộc biểu tình ngày 21/01/2017, một ngày ngay sau khi ông Trump đăng quang, tại Hoa Thịnh Đốn, trên các thành phố lớn toàn quốc, và trên toàn thế giới. Họ cho là ông không có đạo đức, coi thường phụ nữ, chế nhạo người tàn tật, kỳ thị người da màu, và không đủ kinh nghiệm cũng như thiếu tư cách để lãnh đạo quốc gia . Nhiều phụ nữ trẻ Mỹ gốc Việt đã chọn con đường tích cực là ra tranh cử trong các vai trò lập pháp tại tiểu bang hay liên bang, để có thể sử dụng hệ thống tam quyền phân lập trong guồng máy chính trị Hoa Kỳ hầu bảo vệ các giá trị nhân bản của Hiến Pháp Hoa Kỳ, trong đó có nhân quyền, dân quyền, và bình quyền về giới tính.

Tại Virginia, Bà Kathy Trần, một phụ nữ Việt tỵ nạn vừa sinh con gái ngày 20.1.2017, đã quyết định tranh cử vào ghế Dân Biểu Tiểu Bang Virginia để: “Bảo vệ tương lai cho con gái tôi và duy trì môi trường, nhân quyền, dân quyền cho người dân Virginia” . Kathy Trần (D) đã thắng cử ngoạn mục, thay thế ông Dave Albo (R), người từng giữ ghế này suốt 24 năm.
Kathy Trần phản đối việc Tổng Thống Trump rút ra khỏi Paris Climate Agreement, đòi huỷ Luật Bảo Hiểm Y Tế Vừa Túi Tiền, cắt ngân sách cho các chương trình bảo vệ sức khoẻ phụ nữ, chuyển ngân quỹ giáo dục công lập sang cho các trường tư thục, và có các đạo luật hành chánh vi phạm quyền của người di dân và người da màu .

Nhiều người trẻ khác cũng ra tranh cử vào các ghế lập pháp liên bang, như Bác Sĩ Mai Khanh Trần (D - địa hạt 39, California), anh Ethan Phạm (D -đia hạt 8, Texas), anh Daniel Nguyễn ( R-địa hạt 22, Texas), Bà Stephanie Ngọc-Dung Đặng Murphy (D- Dân Biêu Liên Bang từ Florida địa hạt 7) .

Quốc Hội Tiểu Bang có lẽ gần gũi hơn, và năm nay có khá nhiều ứng viên Mỹ gốc Việt tranh cử, từ California (TNS tiểu bang Janet Nguyễn (R) tái tranh cử; ứng viên Tyler Diệp (R ) tranh cử vào ghế General Assembly), đến Massachusetts (Luật sư Trâm Nguyễn- D- tranh cử vào ghế Dân Biểu Tiểu Bang từ địa hạt 18th Essex), và tại tiểu bang Washington (Bác Sĩ Savio Phạm -R, Bác Sĩ Joe Nguyễn - D - tranh cử vào thượng viện tiểu bang, Dược sĩ Mỹ-Linh Thái – D- tranh cử vào ghế dân biểu liên bang).

Tại Westminster, Orange County, nơi người Việt chiếm 1/5 dân số, có đến 6 ứng viên Mỹ gốc Việt tranh cử ghế Nghị Viên Hội Đồng Thành Phố: Khải Đào, Tài Đỗ; Chi Charlie Nguyen, Frances The-Thuy Nguyen, Samantha Bao Anh Nguyen, Andy Quach. Đó là chưa kể chúng ta đã có Thị Trưởng Tạ Đức Trí, Nghị Viên Thành Phố Nguyễn Tâm cũng đang tái tranh cử.

Tại Texas, chúng ta có Dân Biểu Tiểu Bang Hubert Võ (D) đại diện địa hạt 149 từng được tín nhiệm suốt 5 nhiệm kỳ; Commissioner Andy Nguyễn ở Taran County rất được lòng cử tri, cũng tái tranh cử . Đặc biệt có anh Danny Nguyễn (R) tranh cử kỳ sơ bộ vào ghê Dân Biểu Liên Bang từ Texas địa hạt 22, nhưng không vào chung kết . Chính tại địa hạt 22 này, chúng ta có Nathan Trương, một người Mỹ gốc Việt mới 26 tuổi, đang vận động cho ứng viên Sri Preston Kulkarni (D) và tạo nhiều tiếng vang .

Chúng ta cũng đã có một số người thắng cử các cuộc bầu cử đặc biệt và đã thắng vẻ vang, như Cô Bee Nguyễn (D), Dân Biểu Tiểu Bang Georgia địa hạt 89; Dean Tran (R) – Thượng Nghị Sĩ Tiểu Bang Massachusetts qua cuộc bầu cử đặc biệt vào tháng 12, 2017 .

Theo dõi các ứng viên Mỹ gốc Việt, chúng ta thấy tuy khác đảng phái, họ cùng chia sẻ những điểm chung sau đây:
1.    Là người Việt tỵ nạn Cộng Sản, sang Hoa Kỳ khi còn nhỏ tuổi.
2.    Hiểu được sự khó khăn của cha mẹ, gia đình trong bước đầu của người di dân .
3.    Ngoài khả năng vượt trội, họ còn có lý tưởng muốn đóng góp và tạo thay đổi .
4.    Vẫn còn mang trong người dòng máu Việt, tâm thức Việt, nhưng đã hoà nhập với đời sống Hoa Kỳ, giá trị nhân bản của Hoa Kỳ, với đầu óc rộng mở để phục vụ xứ sở này .
Sự dấn thân của người Mỹ gốc Việt vào guồng máy Lập Pháp và Hành Pháp của Hoa Kỳ từ địa phương, đến tiểu bang, liên bang, là nguồn hứng khởi cho cử tri Mỹ gốc Việt. Những ứng viên này thuộc cả đảng Dân Chủ lẫn Cộng Hoà, và đều có khả năng cùng tâm huyết vượt trội.

Nhìn chung, các ứng viên đều chủ trương tranh đấu để nói lên tiếng nói của khối dân thiểu số Mỹ gốc Việt , Mỹ gốc Á Châu Thái Bình Dương , mong đạt đến sự đối xử bình đẳng không kỳ thị cho mọi giống dân . Các ứng viên tuy khác đảng phái, nhưng cùng quan tâm đến vấn đề y tế, di dân, giáo dục, nghề nghiệp, giao thương,và gần đây nhất là chuyện sử dụng sung, và quyền có quốc tịch Hoa Kỳ.

Khi tranh cử vào dòng chính, các ứng viên khó có cơ hội đề cập đến các vần đề người Việt quan tâm, như nhân quyền cho Việt Nam, hay tranh chấp trên Biển Đông . Cử tri Mỹ gốc Việt chúng ta cần lưu ý mọi ứng viên về các quan tâm này, đưa vào trong nội dung của “giá trị nhân bản của Hoa Kỳ, và quyền lợi quốc gia Hoa Kỳ” .

Voice of Vietnamese Americans có dịp tổ chức buổi “Nói Chuyện với Ứng Cử Viện vào Hạ Viện Hoa Kỳ từ Virginia Địa Hạt 8”, giữa ứng viên Don Beyer (D)- Dân Biểu đương nhiệm, và ứng viên Thomas Oh (R ), người Mỹ gốc Đại Hàn . Khi câu hỏi đưa ra về nhân quyền, TPP, và tranh chấp trên Biển Đông, thì ông Don Beyer (D ) lại đứng về phía người Việt và người Đông Nam Á đòi Trung Cộng phải tôn trọng luật quốc tế, trong khi ông Thomas Oh trả lời không biết nhiều về các vấn đề này .

3. Vai trò của Cử Tri:

Là cử tri, chúng ta cũng cần tham dự các buổi nói chuyện với ứng viên, và chia sẻ với họ các điều chúng ta quan tâm. Như vậy, lá phiếu của người Mỹ gốc Việt sẽ có ý nghĩa hơn .

Tiếng Nói Người Mỹ Gốc Việt đề nghị chúng ta bỏ phiếu theo tiêu chuẩn : Nhiên (bảo vệ môi trường, khí hậu) – Nhân (bảo vệ nhân quyền) – Dân (bảo vệ dân quyền) để song đôi với quan tâm của đồng bào tại Việt Nam trong lúc vẫn đặt nặng giá trị của Hoa Kỳ .

Chúng ta rât may mắn có một thế hệ trẻ tài giỏi, nhiêt huyết, dấn thân. Hãy cùng nhau hỗ trợ họ để cùng đi tới. Voice of Vietnamese Americans hoan hô tất cả những ai đã dấn thân phục vụ cộng đồng.

Xin cử tri Mỹ gốc Việt hãy đi bầu thật đông năm nay, ngày 6 tháng 11, 2018..

Genie Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Giao
Voice of Vietnamese Amerians

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Thứ Hai, ngày 05 tháng 11 năm 2018

Ngày 06/11/2018, cử tri tại Hoa Kỳ sẽ đi bỏ phiếu trong cuộc bầu cử giữa nhiệm kỳ. Cũng như các cuộc bầu cử khác, lá phiếu của các cộng đồng sắc tộc, tùy theo mỗi địa phương, cũng rất quan trọng. Riêng cộng đồng người Việt thì mức độ tham gia như thế nào, xu hướng bỏ phiếu của họ ra sao, hôm nay chúng ta sẽ cùng tìm hiểu với nhà báo Hà Ngọc Cư ở Houston, Texas.

Theo nhà báo Hà Ngọc Cư, bầu cử giữa kỳ năm nay rất quan trọng, vì sự thay đổi về số người được bầu trong Hạ, Thượng Viện sẽ làm thay đổi cán cân quyền lực của đảng Cộng Hòa và của tổng thống Donald Trump.

Về lá phiếu cử tri người Việt, theo nhà báo Hà Ngọc Cư, có hai vấn đề:

" Thứ nhất, trong cuộc bầu cử vào các chức vụ dân cử địa phương, lá phiếu của người Việt đương nhiên có ảnh hưởng khá lớn, nhất là ở tiểu bang California và Texas. Trong cuộc bầu cử liên bang, số người Việt ở Mỹ chưa tới 3 triệu, tức là chưa tới 1% dân số Mỹ. Số người có thể đi bầu, tức là có quốc tịch Mỹ, là chưa tới một nữa của 1% đó."

Trong cộng đồng người Việt, năm nay có nhiều người hăng hái ra tranh cử vào các chức vụ công quyền ở Orange County ( Quận Cam ), miền nam bang California và đây là điều khiến truyền thông Hoa Kỳ chú ý. Nhật báo Los Angeles Times ngày 21/10 ngạc nhiên ghi nhận có đến 24 người gốc Việt tranh cử ở Orange County và không có gì là bất ngờ lắm : hơn phân nữa, tức là 13 trong số 24 ứng cử viên gốc Việt đó là mang họ Nguyễn, một trong những họ phổ biến nhất của dân Việt Nam.

Phong trào người Việt ra tranh cử dường như bắt đầu từ năm 1992, khi nghị viên thành phố Westminster Tony Lâm trở thành người sinh ra ở Việt Nam đầu tiên đắc cử ở Hoa Kỳ. Theo tờ Los Angeles Times, các ứng cử viên gốc Việt chủ yếu tập trung ở các khu vực Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, và Westminster, tức những thành phố làm nên khu vực gọi là Little Saigon. Cư dân gốc Việt ra tranh những chức vụ quan trọng trong hội đồng thành phố hay nghị viên tiểu bang, cũng như tranh cử vào những chức vụ thấp hơn như như ủy viên giáo dục,...

Trong số 24 ứng cử viên Mỹ gốc Việt tại Quận Cam, thượng nghị sĩ tiểu bang Janet Nguyễn là một chính khách kỳ cựu, tham gia tranh cử lần thứ 9 trong cuộc bầu cử ngày mai. Nói với tờ Times, bà Janet Nguyễn tỏ ra không quá ngạc nhiên về mức độ tham gia chính trị trong cộng đồng mình. Theo thượng nghị sĩ Janet Nguyen, vốn là những người tị nạn chính trị, các đồng hương của bà biết rõ cuộc sống ở một đất nước nơi mà các quyền tự do hầu như không hiện hữu và nơi mà một chính đảng kiểm soát mọi phương diện đời sống. Bà cho rằng trải nghiệm đó đã khiến cho người Mỹ gốc Việt tương đối năng động về chính trị, đi bỏ phiếu đông đảo hơn một số nhóm cư dân khác.

Nhưng đứng từ phía Texas, tiểu bang cũng có một cộng đồng người Việt rất đông đảo, nhà báo Hà Ngọc Cư nhận xét là nhìn chung hoạt động chính trị của người Việt lại đang giảm đi :

" Ở Texas, các ứng cử viên vào những chức vụ như ủy viên hội đồng thành phố hay dân biểu tiểu bang, cũng có một vài người Việt, ví dụ như ông Hubert Võ đã đắc cử dân biểu 2, 3 lần. Ngoài ra cũng có một vài vị ra tranh cử các chức vụ địa phương và cũng có một số thành công, nhưng không nhiều lắm so với các cộng đồng thiểu số khác.
Những người lớn tuổi như chúng tôi thì bây giờ "trùm chăn", không còn tham gia vào hoạt động chính trị ở địa phương, nhưng trong giới trẻ thì có một số tham gia.
Cách đây một vài thập niên, việc tham gia hoạt động chính trị địa phương rất là mạnh là vì tinh thần chống cộng lúc đó lên rất cao, nhưng cái sự chống cộng, theo tôi, dần dần không còn mạnh mẽ như trước. Do đó, hoạt động chính trị của người Việt trên nước Mỹ cũng giảm đi".

Theo ghi nhận của các chuyên gia được tờ Los Angeles Times trích dẫn, đa số các ứng cử viên gốc Việt là theo đảng Cộng Hòa, tuy rằng thế hệ trẻ hơn nay có xu hướng theo đảng Dân Chủ hoặc tranh cử với tư cách ứng cử viên độc lập. Cử tri Mỹ gốc Việt trong quá khứ vẫn được xem là thành phần nòng cốt của đảng Cộng Hòa, nhất là những người chống cộng quyết liệt nhất. Nhưng cộng đồng người Việt tị nạn đang già đi và thế hệ con, cháu của họ nay có đầu óc cấp tiến hơn.

Tuy vậy, kết quả một cuộc khảo sát về cử tri gốc Á công bố vào tháng 10 cho thấy người Mỹ gốc Việt là cộng đồng gốc Á duy nhất có đa số là ủng hộ tổng thống Donald Trump.
Khảo sát do tổ chức thúc đẩy quyền bầu cử cho người Mỹ gốc Á và Thái Bình Dương- APIAVote, và Viện Nghiên Cứu Người Mỹ Gốc Á và Thái Bình Dương- AAPIData- thực hiện từ ngày 23/08 đến ngày 4/10/2018.

Kết quả tổng quát cho thấy chỉ có 36% cử tri gốc Á ủng hộ tổng thống Donald Trump, nhưng riêng cử tri gốc Việt ủng hộ ông Trump với tỉ lệ lên tới 64%. Ngay cả cử tri gốc Philippines, đồng minh thân cận của Mỹ, cũng chỉ có 48% ủng hộ ông Trump.

Lý do tại sao người Mỹ gốc Việt lại ủng hộ tổng thống Trump nhiều đến thế, nhà báo Hà Ngọc Cư giải thích :

" Những người Việt thế hệ đầu tiên, tức là 60, 70 tuổi, phần nhiều nghiêng về đảng Cộng Hòa. Còn thế hệ cử tri gốc Việt trình độ đại học thì thường nghiêng về phía Dân Chủ. Năm nay, đặc biệt ông Trump đối đầu về thương mại với Trung Quốc, cho nên ông được rất nhiều điểm từ cử tri gốc Việt. Người Việt chúng ta thì đại đa số là hận Trung Quốc, cho nên bất cứ người nào đập Trung Quốc là đương nhiên được cảm tình người Việt."

Cũng theo kết quả nói trên, trong khi cử tri gốc Á nói chung ủng hộ mạnh mẽ đảng Dân Chủ, thì cử tri gốc Việt lại có xu hướng dồn phiếu cho các ứng cử viên Cộng Hòa tranh cử vào Hạ Viện.

Cũng trong cộng đồng người Việt, như kết quả khảo sát ở trên cho thấy, cử tri thế hệ trẻ lại có xu hướng bầu cho Dân Chủ. Nhà báo Hà Ngọc Cư ghi nhận :

" Suy nghĩ của thế hệ trẻ hoàn toàn độc lập và hoàn toàn mang bản sắc của người Mỹ, nên suy nghĩ của họ khác hẳn với chúng tôi. Phần lớn thế hệ trẻ có trình độ đại học là hướng về phía Dân Chủ. Vì cương lĩnh của đảng Dân Chủ trước hết là liberal, mà giới trẻ thì cũng liberal, nên thường họ có khuynh hướng nghiêng về phía Dân Chủ."

Nhưng khi được hỏi về dự định đi bỏ phiếu ngày mai, chỉ có .... 64% cử tri người Việt trả lời là có, trong khi tỷ lệ này trong cộng đồng Philippines lên đến 92%. Theo nhà báo Hà Ngọc Cư, có nhiều lý do giải thích vì nhiều cử tri gốc Việt ngại đi bầu :

" Có nhiều người cho rằng lá phiếu của người Việt trong cuộc bầu cử liên bang không có ảnh hưởng gì hết, cho nên có một số người thờ ơ, ít đi bầu. Thứ hai, ngày bầu cử lại là thứ Ba. Người Việt đa số phải đi làm, xin nghỉ cũng khó khăn và có khi đi làm về trễ, cho nên cũng ngại, không đi bầu. Một số người già thì không có phương tiện đi lại, trừ một số người bỏ phiếu qua bưu điện."









          Varèse Sarabande 40th anniversary 2CD set & the 40th anniversary 2LP set (06/11/2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
To celebrate, Varèse Sarabande will release limited edition packages for both the 40th anniversary 2CD set & the 40th anniversary 2LP set

To celebrate, Varèse Sarabande will release limited edition packages for both the 40th anniversary 2CD set & the 40th anniversary 2LP set

(November 6, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA)
Varèse Sarabande will release VARÈSE SARABANDE: 40 YEARS OF GREAT FILM MUSIC 1978-2018 on November 16, 2018 with a 2 CD set and 2 LP set available to all retailers. Special bundles featuring limited edition merchandise are also available exclusively on VareseSarabande.com. One celebration bundle is for CD listeners and limited to 200 units. An LP and CD bundle is limited to just 40 units!

This is a celebratory collection of the biggest composers and albums to grace the Varèse Sarabande`s catalog during an unparalleled 40-year history as the preeminent soundtrack label. The greatest composers; Bernard Herrmann, Alex North and Jerry Goldsmith of Hollywood’s Golden Age to the Modern Age of Hans Zimmer, James Horner and Brian Tyler. These composers and more are represented with some of their finest compositions; Vertigo, Spartacus, Aliens, Driving Miss Daisy, The Matrix, The Omen, Whiplash, and Star Trek.

The 40th Anniversary CD bundle, limited to 200 units, includes:

* A Copy of the 2CD set, Varèse Sarabande: 40 Years of Great Film Music 1978-2018

* A set of 3 enamel pins showing the evolution of the Varèse logo over 40 years. Comes in an acrylic keepsake case. Sets are individually numbered 1-250 via a stamp on the back of our current logo pin

* A black t-shirt with our 40th anniversary album logo where the left breast pocket would be. 100% cotton. Available in five different sizes, ($2 extra for XXL)

*A natural colored multi-purpose canvas tote bag featuring the current Varèse Sarabande logo
Strictly limited to 200 packages


This 40th Anniversary LP/CD bundle, limited to 40 units, includes:

* A Copy of the 2LP set, Varèse Sarabande: 40 Years of Great Film Music 1978-2018

* A Copy of the 2CD set, Varèse Sarabande: 40 Years of Great Film Music 1978-2018

* One set of LP test pressings shipped direct from the manufacturing plant. Only 40 sets were made, and each come hand numbered 1-40

* A white turntable slipmat with an alternative interpretation of our 40th anniversary album logo in red and black ink

* Set of 3 enamel pins showing the evolution of the Varèse logo over 40 years. Comes in an acrylic keepsake case. Sets are individually numbered 1-40 via a stamp on the back of our current logo pin

* Black t-shirt with our 40th anniversary album logo where the left breast pocket would be. 100% cotton. Available in five different sizes, ($2 extra for XXL)

* Natural colored multi-purpose canvas tote bag featuring the current Varèse Sarabande logo

*Strictly limited to 40 packages

Varèse Sarabande will release VARÈSE SARABANDE: 40 YEARS OF GREAT FILM MUSIC 1978-2018 on November 16, 2018 with a 2 CD set and 2 LP set. To purchase, please visit https://found.ee/40thCDBundle & https://found.ee/40thCDLPBundle







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          “ether” by Photographer Grant Spanier      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Idris Elba is People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
LOS ANGELES: Actor Idris Elba, who James Bond fans are campaigning to be the next person to play 007, was named the sexiest man alive yesterday by People magazine.

The London-born actor, 46, said he didn’t believe it when the magazine told him.

“I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?’” Elba told the celebrity publication. “Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.’ But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise — an ego boost for sure.”

One of Britain’s best-known stars, Elba won a Golden Globe for his lead role in BBC television detective series Luther, played a Norse god in Thor and appeared in US television series The Wire.

Other actors and singers who have been given the title by the magazine’s editors in recent years include Blake Shelton, Chris Hemsworth, Adam Levine, George Clooney and Channing Tatum.

Only two other non-white men — African-American star Denzel Washington in 1996 and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, whose mother is Samoan and whose father is black Canadian, in 2016 — have won the title since People started the feature in 1985.

Fans have been campaigning for Elba, the son of African immigrants to Britain, to take over from Daniel Craig as secret agent James Bond in the lucrative movie franchise after the next Bond film, due for release in 2020.

Elba in August stoked the rumours that he was set to become the first black actor to play Bond when he posted a cryptic message on Twitter using one of the character’s best-known lines — “My name’s Elba, Idris Elba.” Days later he flatly denied it was going to happen, however.

Elba appears on the cover of a special double issue of People that arrives on newsstands on Friday. — Reuters
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          Comment on Classic American Salt-Rising Bread: a tasty journey into the past by Terry      Cache   Translate Page      
I remember this bread (from Van De Kamps bakery in Los Angeles) back in the 60's. My brother and I referred to this bread as 'stinky bread', but we sure loved it. I wish it could be produced again by a bakery.
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          Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers- 11/7/2018 Free Pick & NBA Betting Prediction      Cache   Translate Page      
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          THE SPORTS DOCTOR'S WEEK 9 NFL PICKS      Cache   Translate Page      
Last week I was a consistent 11-3 (71-50) and 10-4 (61-60) against the spread.

Sunday Early

Detroit Lions (3-4) at Minnesota Vikings (4-3-1) 
Line: Vikings by 4.5

Vikings let last week get away from them and it won’t happen here. The Lions won’t be the same without Golden Tate anyway.

Dr. Football: Take the Vikings to win and cover.

Kansas City Chiefs (7-1) at Cleveland Browns (2-5-1) 
Line: Chiefs by 8.5

One only hopes Patrick Mahomes doesn’t get injured against this bunch of wanna be bounty hunters.

Dr. Football: Take the Chiefs to win and cover.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4) at Carolina Panthers (5-2) 
Line: Panthers by 6.5

The Bucs can’t stop the pass, and Cam Newton is 4-0 at home. Won’t be close.

Dr. Football: Take the Panthers to win and cover.

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2-1) at Baltimore Ravens (4-4) 
Line: Ravens by 3

Baltimore is a much better overall team at home, have the league’s top-rated defense, and they have already beaten the Steelers in Week 4 and have won the last four out of five times they have played them at home. They’ll head into their bye with a win.

Dr. Football: Take the Ravens to win and cover.

New York Jets (3-5) at Miami Dolphins (4-4) 
Line: Dolphins by 3

In Week 2, the Miami held the Jets to 12 points in New York. Since then, the Miami defense hasn’t played as well, but they’ll still stop them at home.

Dr. Football: Take the Dolphins to win and cover.

Atlanta Falcons (3-4) at Washington Redskins (5-2) 
Line: Redskins by 1.5

Like the Falcons themselves, I’ve given up; they’re not the team I thought they were. Washington isn’t either; they’re better than I ever thought they’d be. I’m drinking the Kool Aid.

Dr. Football: Take the Redskins to win and cover.

Chicago Bears (4-3) at Buffalo Bills (2-6) 
Line: Bears by 10

All Chicago has to do is score is a field goal and they should have this one put away…the Bills won’t even get on the board.

Dr. Football: Take the Bears to win and cover.

Sunday Late

Houston Texans (5-3) at Denver Broncos (3-5) 
Line: Broncos by 1

After losing their first three, Houston has won five in a row. Denver alwsys is a tough place to play, but they should keep rolling.

Dr. Football: Take the Texans to win and cover.

Los Angeles Chargers (5-2) at Seattle Seahawks (4-3) 
Line: Seahawks by 2

The Chargers have won four in a row, five of six and are coming off their bye. Seattle has won three of their past four and the loss was a close one against the Rams. This is the game of the week.

Dr. Football: Take the Seahawks to win and cover.

Los Angeles Rams (8-0) at New Orleans Saints (6-1) 
Line: Saints by 1.5

The Rams were put to the test last week against Green Bay, and will be again this week against a New Orleans team that have won their last six in a row. Rams will fall.

Dr. Football: Take the Saints to win and cover.

Sunday Night

Green Bay Packers (3-3-1) at New England Patriots (6-2)
Line: Patriots by 5.5

The Packers held their own in L.A. on Sunday and really lost the game themselves. New England looked like they were practicing new schemes in Buffalo prepping for this one. I like Green Bay’s fight, but they can’t finish.

Dr. Football: Take the Patriots to win but not cover.

Monday Night

Tennessee Titans (3-4) at Dallas Cowboys (3-4)
Line: Cowboys by 6.5

All of Dallas’ wins have been at home and the Titans have dropped three in a row. Both teams are coming off their bye and will be rested, but it won’t matter as Tennessee can’t score.

Dr. Football: Take the Cowboys to win and cover.

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          LA Clippers push women's empowerment with dating app deal      Cache   Translate Page      

In the era of #MeToo a dating app has teamed up with a high-profile sports team to "shake up" a predominantly male-driven industry.

In March, the Los Angeles Clippers broke ground by signing a reported three-year $20 million sponsorship deal with "female empowerment" dating app Bumble, where women initiate contact with men.

The partnership launched with a #strongerwithher campaign at a Clippers game -- encouraging fans to honor women who impact their lives.

"There is a lot of fear that women are having in a time that women should have a voice, and having men who support that is incredibly important for us as women," Alex Williamson, Bumble's chief brand officer, told CNN Sport.

"That's what we're trying to do. I think the ripple effects of that are very powerful. It's really important to showcase the good guys," according to Williamson.

The Clippers -- who hired Gillian Zucker as president of business operations in 2014, one of a small but growing number of women in the top ranks of US sports -- are keen to promote their equality-driven message through the deal.

"This is a female empowerment brand and you are putting that brand on a men's sport's league jersey," Clippers' chief global partnerships officer Scott Sonnenberg told CNN sport. "That in itself is a story."

The deal places the dating app's logo as a patch on the Clippers' uniform, but extends beyond just that, according to Sonnenberg,

"With Bumble we have core values that are alike," he says, noting that the companies have worked on mentorship programs and creative programs for women in Los Angeles.

Although Bumble is best known for its dating app, it also features platforms for forming business contacts and friendships.

"We just thought it was a natural fit to open a partnership together for a common goal," added Sonnenberg.

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'We don't focus on the Lakers'

Sonnenberg, who is responsible for building relationships with corporate sponsors, recently moved to the Clippers after 14 years with the Chicago Bulls, a team that consistently led the NBA in home attendance.

He was attracted by the chance to work for Clippers owner and Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer.

"Steve Balmer wants to be the first at everything," he says. "(He is) constantly pushing the envelope and challenging his executive team to do more and be better, and that is the kind of leader I was interested to learn from."

Sonnenberg will have his work cut out.

The Clippers' fan base has ebbed and flowed in its fourth decade in Los Angeles -- save for superfan Clipper Darrell -- and trading away Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan along with Blake Griffin over the past two seasons leaves the team without a single marquee player.

Meanwhile, their arena-mates at the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Lakers, acquired megastar LeBron James. How can the Clippers compete with that?

"Having a superstar in Los Angeles is not foreign," Sonnenberg says. "We don't focus at all on what the Lakers are doing, they are a great brand and a great organization.

"It's certainly challenging, there are a lot of professional teams in LA and that makes it difficult to stand out for us."

To help strengthen their identity the Clippers plan to build their own arena in the Inglewood section of Los Angeles.

"Steve (Balmer) has been very vocal about that," adds Sonnenberg. "Part of building our fan base is having our own home."

So far, the Clippers are still "exploring the possibility" of building the arena, which would open after its lease at the Staples Center expires in six years.

In the meantime, the Clippers, who missed the playoffs last season, need to put together a competitive team, Sonnenberg admits.

"With (experienced NBA executive) Jerry West and (coach) Doc Rivers and (basketball operations head) Lawrence Frank at the helm, we feel like we have the right people in place to help bring a championship team to LA," he says.

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He cites the team's salary cap flexibility to sign free agents who come available after this season as something for Clippers fans to look forward to.

"We're more focused on what we're trying to do, and what we're trying to do is build a championship caliber team," he says.


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          Jeff’s Commentary on LA City Tom LaBonge’s motion to ban homeless feedings!      Cache   Translate Page      
GENERAL JEFF’S THOUGHTS ON: City of LA moves to make it ILLEGAL to feed on the streets of Los Angeles (Think: Feed homeless people) A motion led by LA City Councilman Tom LaBonge and seconded by Mitch O’Farrell is making it’s way through City Hall. The motion has a few objectives, but it’s main focus […]
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          Customers at a California donut shop line up early every morning to buy out the store so the owner can spend time with his sick wife      Cache   Translate Page      

John ChhanCBS Los Angeles

  • Donut City owners John and Stella Chhan have owned their shop in Seal Beach, California, south of Los Angeles, for three decades. 
  • But when customers learned that Stella, 63, suffered an aneurysm in September, they wanted to help John, 62, spend more time with his wife instead of serving them. 
  • So they now line up early every morning and buy donuts by the dozens to help sell out the shop.

Customers at a California donut shop are buying donuts by the dozen so the store's owner can spent more time with his ailing wife.

For the last three decades, Donut City owners John and Stella Chhan have owned their shop in Seal Beach, California, south of Los Angeles.

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          12-05-2018 Data-Driven Control       Cache   Translate Page      
Speaker: Paulo Tabuada, University of California Los Angeles Talk Title: Data-Driven Control Series: Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things Abstract: More than a decade ago Fliess and co-workers proposed model-free control as a possible answer to the inherent difficulties in controlling non-linear systems. Their key insight was that by using a sufficiently high sampling rate we can use a simple linear model for control purposes thereby trivializing nonlinear controller design. Although controllers based on linear approximations of nonlinear systems are ubiquitous in industry, providing formal guarantees for such designs has remained a challenge. In this talk we re-interpret Fliess work as data-driven control and identify a set of assumptions enabling us to mathematically prove that a model is not necessary to control non-linear systems. We illustrate the usefulness and applicability of the results via experimental results and conclude by speculating about the right mix of model-based and data-driven design in the context of Cyber-Physical Systems. Biography: Paulo Tabuada was born in Lisbon, Portugal, one year after the Carnation Revolution. He received his "Licenciatura" degree in Aerospace Engineering from Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal in 1998 and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2002 from the Institute for Systems and Robotics, a private research institute associated with Instituto Superior Tecnico. Between January 2002 and July 2003 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. After spending three years at the University of Notre Dame, as an Assistant Professor, he joined the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he established and directs the Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory. Paulo Tabuada's contributions to cyber-physical systems have been recognized by multiple awards including the NSF CAREER award in 2005, the Donald P. Eckman award in 2009 and the George S. Axelby award in 2011. In 2009 he co-chaired the International Conference Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC'09) and in he was program co-chair for the 3rd IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (NecSys'12). He currently serves as associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and his latest book, on verification and control of hybrid systems, was published by Springer in 2009. Host: Paul Bogdan
          Wahlen: US-Stars gehen wählen - Selfies mit "I Voted"-Aufklebern      Cache   Translate Page      
Los Angeles (dpa) - Zahlreiche Hollywood-Stars und Musiker haben am Wahltag in den USA ihre Fans aufgerufen, ihre Stimme bei den Kongresswahlen abzugeben. Dazu zählten Reese Witherspoon, Jeff Goldblum, Madonna und Beyoncé. "Just Do It!", schrieb Popstar Madonna auf Twitter. Sie selbst habe "über den Ozean hinweg" per Briefwahl mitgemacht. Beyoncé zeigte sich auf Instagram als lächelnde Wählerin. Dabei machte sich der R&B-Star für den demokratischen Senats-Kandidaten in Texas, Beto O'Rourke, stark. Auf Fotos trug sie eine Baseballkappe mit der Aufschrift "Beto for Senate".
          Game 14: Los Angeles vs Anaheim      Cache   Translate Page      

Los Angeles Kings 3, Anaheim Ducks 0 Second Period, 11:08 remaining Preview Box Score Ice Tracker Fox Sports Live Stream SOG: LAK – 14; ANA – 12 PP: LAK – 1/1; ANA – 0/2 First Period LAK PPG – Dustin Brown (3) (Ilya Kovalchuk, Jeff Carter); 6:25 LAK – Kyle Clifford (2) (Alec Martinez, Trevor […]

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          Leonard Cohen morreu há dois anos      Cache   Translate Page      
Embora seja mais conhecido pelas suas canções, como "Hallelujah", que alcançaram notoriedade tanto na sua voz quanto na de outros intérpretes, Cohen passou a se dedicar à música apenas depois dos 30 anos, já consagrado como autor de romances e livros de poesia.



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Tweet Another crazy low priced flights from Europe to California this time with Oneworld airlines. Finnair and British Airways have put on a sale flights between Rome and San Francisco or Los Angeles. Roundtrip tickets are available already for €225! This is for a roundtrip incl. all taxes and hand bag. Need checked luggage you …

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Non sono mai stata in California e spero di andarci presto. Quest’estate però ho aiutato a organizzare il viaggio in California a una mia carissima amica, e abbiamo vissuto insieme…

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Greenberg Traurig's Adam Siegler On Legal Aid For Veterans

"Greenberg Traurig LLP partner Adam Siegler last year retired from active military service with the rank of colonel and more than two decades working as a judge advocate in the military legal system. His work with armed forces members and veterans, however, is far from over.

Siegler, who works on complex real estate and corporate litigation in his day job, has seen firsthand how repeated deployment, mental health issues stemming from service, and homelessness can make accessing legal aid a problem for both current and former military members. Too often, an outstanding warrant or unsettled domestic dispute can snowball into larger issues, he said.

As chair of the Armed Forces Committee for the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Siegler helped create the Valor Guide, a comprehensive guide of local legal aid resources and lawyers for veterans confronting such problems.

His work is also taking an increasingly national scope. Last year, he joined the American Bar Association's Legal Assistance for Military Personnel Committee, which fosters growing legal aid initiatives for armed forces members and veterans. He's also working with Greenberg Traurig on an initiative specific to military members and veterans that was launched this year.

While the initiative within the global firm's pro bono program is still being developed, it will include providing assistance to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans and guiding veterans on appeals to upgrade their discharge status.

"It is a tremendous need across the country," Siegler said.

Here, Siegler talks to Law360 about some of the biggest access to justice issues facing veterans and what he wishes lawyers knew about serving current and former military members..."

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Last week, United Teachers Los Angeles shot down another district proposal to settle their years-long contract dispute. UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl called the latest offer “insulting” and “anemic” and announced a major march and rally scheduled for Dec. 15. UTLA has not made a counter-proposal since its “last, best and final offer” on July 24. The … Continue reading "California Teachers Association Will Urge Statewide ‘Solidarity Actions’ to Support UTLA"
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          Muscle Memory Pays off in Utah      Cache   Translate Page      

With the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles in the rearview mirror, the Raptors traveled to Utah to participate in a scheduled loss. Only, the Raptors have no respect for what the schedule dictates. Kawhi Leonard sat out, but the Raptors thrashed the Jazz all the same. After Serge Ibaka’s sublime performance in LA, he […]

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          Zlatan Ibrahimović ma własne jezioro. Łowi w nim ryby      Cache   Translate Page      
[newsr=786936]2018-11-06 Jan Tomaszewski apeluje do Brzęczka: Jurek, opamiętaj się![/newsr] "The Sun" opublikował listę piłkarzy, którzy w wolnym czasie lubią wędkować. Łowienie ryb sprawia frajdę m.in. [tag=2490]Cristiano Ronaldo[/tag], [tag=9779]Sergio Aguero[/tag], [tag=2724]Davidowi Beckhamowi[/tag] czy [tag=71]Zlatanowi Ibrahimoviciowi[/tag]. Z informacji dziennikarzy wynika, że szwedzki napastnik, który gra obecnie w [tag=3081]Los Angeles Galaxy[/tag], posiada w kraju... własne jezioro, w którym łowi imponującej wielkości szczupaki. - Gwiazda Galaxy uważa się za najlepszego wędkarza wśród piłkarzy - czytamy. [htmlsnippet=97546] Ciekawostką jest fakt, że Ibrahimović ma na plecach wytatuowaną wielką rybę. W swojej autobiografii "I am Zlatan" piłkarz przyznał, że robienie kolejnych tatuaży stało się jego nałogiem. "Początkowo byłem im przeciwny. Myślałem, że to jest w złym guście, ale ostatecznie się skusiłem" - zdradził. [htmlsnippet=97547] [b]ZOBACZ WIDEO #dziejesiewsporcie: strzał w stylu karate. Wyszedł cudowny gol[/b] [video=34058a]
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The world is opening their eyes to THE OLD STRIPPER. And she's coming to a local movie theater near you in St. Louis.

Dixie Films has partnered with TUGG Theatrical and Allura Fette Burlesque to screen a special one-night theatrical event of the award-winning feature documentary film THE OLD STRIPPER at the Wehrenberg Ronnies 20 Cinema in St. Louis, Missouri on December 5th. The film, made by the real-life Mother/Son filmmaking team Jack Truman and Opal Dockery, is an epic documentary film about a burlesque legend who travels across the country, coast to coast, visiting her old dancing cities of yesterday.

Tugg, Inc. (www.tugg.com ) a web-platform that enables individuals to choose the films that play in their local theaters and create their own theatrical events, and Dixie Films, are excited to announce that THE OLD STRIPPER is available to screen nationwide through Tugg. The film is available through Tugg for special theatrical screenings across the country. The St. Louis screening will be the Missouri premiere of the Tugg theatrical release.

The award-winning film received top film honors at film festivals this summer in Des Moines, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Since it's World Premiere in June at the Interrobang Film Festival, THE OLD STRIPPER has screened over 15 film festivals worldwide, and will continue playing the film festival circuit this fall, in conjunction with the TUGG national release.

Dockery was a burlesque dancer for over 20 years in the 1970's and '80's. Truman, her son, and director of the film, grew up on the road with her during her burlesque circuit.

"This is very special to me", Truman stated in press materials. "The burlesque industry is a lost era. I grew up in that environment, in the adult entertainment business. As a child, I was raised around nudity and pornography. And as a filmmaker, I want to open people's eyes to a world they know nothing about. We are honored to partner with Allura Fette to provide the local area this opportunity to see this incredible documentary film THE OLD STRIPPER in St. Louis. We hope everyone takes this opportunity to take advantage of this unique program that provides the public the opportunity to see this important film at their local movie theater ".

Over last summer, Truman and Dockery traveled coast to coast, to all 48 states and the District of Columbia, on an epic journey shooting footage in every state nationwide, interviewing dancers young and old, visiting Opal's old dancing cities from her burlesque circuit, seeing landmarks around the country, and interviewing people in the burlesque industry.

"This is a story only we can tell", says Truman.

Earlier this summer, Dockery was inducted in the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information on the film, visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/oldtimeburlesquemovie/

About TUGG, Inc.

Tugg, Inc. ("TUGG") is a web platform that enables individuals to choose the films that play in their local theaters. Through Tugg, individuals are empowered to select a film, screening time, and nearby theater, and then spread the word to their immediate and online community. Once a necessary amount of people commit to attending, the event will be confirmed; and Tugg will reserve the theater, manage ticketing and ensure delivery of the film, allowing the audience to sit back and enjoy the show. Tugg is currently working with exhibitors Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Cinemark Theatres, Regal Cinemas, and the Studio Movie Grill, as well as additional regional and independently owned theaters across the country. These exhibitors provide theatrical venues for individually curated events showcasing Tugg's growing library of hundreds of studio and independent films. For more information on how Tugg works, visit www.tugg.com/howtuggworks .

About THE OLD STRIPPER

THE OLD STRIPPER is an epic 120 minute feature documentary film about a burlesque legend visiting her dancing cities of yesterday. Burlesque legend Opal Dockery travels the country with her real-life son, award-winning filmmaker Jack Truman on a cross country road trip. Visiting all 48 states coast to coast, Dockery and Truman visit her dancing cities from yesterday, landmarks nationwide, and interview over 50 burlesque dancers across the country, young and old, to show how burlesque is today compared to yesterday. An epic underground unforgettable journey, THE OLD STRIPPER opens the audience's eyes to a lost era.


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Determinan que el rapero Mac Miller murió por toxicidad en el abuso de fentanilo, cocaína y etanol LOS ANGELES, EU.- El Servicio Forense del Condado estadunidense de Los Ángeles determinó que una sobredosis de drogas causó la muerte del rapero Mac Miller, de 26 años, en septiembre pasado en su casa de Studio City. El artista

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          It's down to the wire for sheriff and challenger in surprisingly close race with assessor and stormwater cleanup also on ballot      Cache   Translate Page      

Sheriff Jim McDonnell and retired Sheriff’s Lt. Alex Villanueva were expected to be locked in a tight race Tuesday evening in a contest to run one of the nation’s largest law enforcement agencies.

Sheriffs in Los Angeles County can typically count on being easily reelected in the primary, but Villanueva...


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Senator Ted Cruz debates Representative Beto O'Rourke (Photo credit: YouTube)

Happy midterm day! If you haven’t already voted, go and take two friends to the polls with you! Then, keep tabs on the hottest seats in Congress. Here’s the latest on seven key races to pay attention to today:

 

1. Maine’s 2nd Congressional District: Bruce Poliquin vs. Jason Golden

Maine 2nd Cong. District Debate Bruce Poliquin vs Jared Golden vs Bond vs Hoard, Oct 16, 2018

Bruce Poliquin is a Republican incumbent running against veteran Jason Golden. Maine’s second district was a “pivot county” in the 2016 election, which means that it voted primarily for Obama in 2008 and 2012, but flipped Republican in 2016, so this seat might be a predictor for 2020 voting.

 

2. California’s 25th Congressional District: Katie Hill vs. Steve Knight

Steve Knight, Katie Hill Debate For California's 25th Congressional District

Thirty-year-old Katie Hill is making a name for herself as the Democratic nominee for CA25. Hill, executive director of the nonprofit People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), has been endorsed by Moms Demand Action, Barack Obama, and even Kristen Bell. Republican incumbent Steve Knight is the only Republican representing Los Angeles in Congress, and it appears that he very likely could lose that position soon; the forecasted turnout puts Hill slightly in the lead.

3. Senate Race in Missouri: Claire McCaskill vs. Josh Hawley

U.S. Senate debate with Republican Josh Hawley and Democrat Claire McCaskill

Incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill is going up against Republican Josh Hawley, Missouri’s current attorney general. McCaskill is dealing with a low 37-percent approval rate, but Hawley is also facing challenges of his own: Missouri is still recovering from the resignation of Governor Eric Greitens after sexual misconduct allegations were made against him. Currently, the race is a toss-up, but Democrats need McCaskill to win if the Senate is to be reclaimed.

 

4. Texas’s 23rd Congressional District: Will Hurd vs. Gina Ortiz Jones

Meet the Congressional Candidate Looking to Oust Rep. Hurd

Current Republican Representative Will Hurd is taking on Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones, a queer former Air Force intelligence officer. They’re both vying for a spot in the House in a district with hundreds of miles of land along the border and a significant number of Latinx voters. Jones’s campaign has concentrated on health care, a big concern for Texas voters. Recently, that focus has translated into attacks on Hurd’s support of tax breaks for big pharma, but recent polls have shown Jones is still behind Hurd.

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5. Senate Race in Tennessee: Marsha Blackburn vs. Phil Bredesen

2018 U.S. Senate debate between Marsha Blackburn and Phil Bredesen channel

Tennessee’s Senator Bob Corker is retiring, and Republican Marsha Blackburn is running against Democrat Phil Bredesen to take the reins. Blackburn is a strong Trump supporter, has attacked Planned Parenthood, and runs on an anti-choice platform. Although running as a Democrat, Bredesen is curating an image as a moderate, which includes supporting the nomination of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. This race came into the spotlight after Taylor Swift’s public support of Bredesen, but recent polls have shown Blackburn pulling ahead.

 

6. Senate Race in Nevada: Dean Heller vs. Jacky Rosen

U.S. Senate debate between Senator Heller and Congresswoman Rosen

Incumbent Republican Senator Dean Heller is likely to be vulnerable in this election. The senate only needs to gain one or two seats in order to flip, and the Nevada race is being hailed as one that could do just that due to the large Latinx community and increasingly engaged Democratic base. The race is currently a toss-up.

 

7. Senate Race in Texas: Ted Cruz vs. Beto O’Rourke

Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke square off in final debate before midterm election

No Democrat has held statewide office in Texas since 1994, and Representative Beto O’Rourke is hoping to change that. Senator Ted Cruz—the infamous Republican incumbent who recently tweeted a joke about being the Zodiac Killer—is still in the lead, but only by a narrow margin. Texas Republicans are worried that the unexpected enthusiasm for a Democratic nominee could lead to a blue wave throughout the state even if O’Rourke isn’t elected.

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          15.1.1947: In Los Angeles wird "The Black Dahlia" ermordet aufgefunden      Cache   Translate Page      
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          It's down to the wire for sheriff and challenger in surprisingly close race with assessor and stormwater cleanup also on ballot      Cache   Translate Page      

Sheriff Jim McDonnell and retired Sheriff’s Lt. Alex Villanueva were expected to be locked in a tight race Tuesday evening in a contest to run one of the nation’s largest law enforcement agencies.

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A Los Angeles City Council committee voted Tuesday to abandon a disputed bid to enshrine a former gas station on Silver Lake Boulevard as a historic monument after the building owner pledged to relocate the aging structure.

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          Los Angeles wins bid for inaugural World Urban Games; L.A. Times owner Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong led effort to woo event      Cache   Translate Page      

Los Angeles has been selected as the inaugural host city for the World Urban Games, a new international competition that will feature nontraditional and emerging Olympic sports such as skateboarding, three-on-three basketball and BMX freestyle cycling.

Los Angeles Times owner Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong...


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          UCLA basketball assistant exchanged calls with key figure in bribery and corruption case      Cache   Translate Page      

An assistant basketball coach at UCLA exchanged at least eight calls in May 2017 with the middleman at the heart of the federal probe into bribery and corruption in the sport, according to phone records reviewed by the Los Angeles Times.

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          Zlatan Ibrahimovic rules out move if LA Galaxy meet his 'wishes and demands'      Cache   Translate Page      
Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined the Los Angeles Galaxy and immediately left his mark with stunning goals, entertaining quotes & a memorable season. Former LA Galaxy forward Herculez Gomez examines Zlatan Ibrahimovic's MLS future after the Galaxy's epic collapse on the final day of the season. Zlatan Ibrahimovic's first season in Major League Soccer with the LA Galaxy was largely a success. The charismatic forward is under contract with the club for next season, but a few things have to happen if he is to return. "I have some wishes and demands which [are] simple things," Ibrahimovic said Tuesday as players had end-of-season meetings. "There is interest in Europe, but my priority is Galaxy. They have wishes, I have wishes, but I'm optimistic and I'm positive." Ibrahimovic is a finalist...
          18.07.1955: Bei Los Angeles wird der Erlebnispark Disneyland eröffnet      Cache   Translate Page      
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Ciekawa jestem czy to był porostu rabunek czy to fakies pseudo fanki chciały zaznajomić się z rzeczami oppy. Mam nadzieję że szybko dostanie nowy paszport, oraz że znajdą zlodzieji.
          Blum & Poe exhibits works by two influential artists in the history of Korean painting since the 1960s      Cache   Translate Page      
Blum & Poe is presenting an exhibition of Chung Sang-hwa and Shin Sung-hy, two influential artists in the history of Korean painting since the 1960s. This is the first major presentation in Los Angeles to focus on either artists’ work. Chung Sang-hwa’s early paintings from the 1960s were made in the style of Art Informel, then prevalent in the Korean art scene and a local movement in its own right. This exhibition presents several very rare examples from this period—colorful compositions with gestural mark-making that engage the negative space of the exposed canvas—a prelude of work to come in future decades. In contrast to these works in the exhibition, a suite of monochromatic grid paintings hangs nearby, examples from a body of work now renowned and iconic of Chung’s oeuvre. Between 1967 and 1992, Chung lived in Paris and Kobe, where he developed
          Morrison Hotel Gallery opens an exhibition featuring photographs of Freddy Mercury and Queen      Cache   Translate Page      
Morrison Hotel Gallery is presenting Killer Queen, a special exhibition and sale featuring legendary rock band Queen just in time for the release of the highly-anticipated Bohemian Rhapsody biopic that documents how the champions of rock and roll rose to earth-shattering stardom. On view now at the Los Angeles gallery inside the Sunset Marquis Hotel and also at the NYC gallery in SoHo is Killer Queen, an exhibition featuring never before seen images of the band captured by legendary rock photographers Neal Preston, Mick Rock, Richard E. Aaron, Lynn Goldsmith, Patrick Harbron, Steve Joester, and Paul McAlpine who all worked with one of the world's most iconic bands throughout their meteoric career. Marcelle Murdock, gallery directory in NYC said, "Killer Queen will be a celebration of Freddie Mercury's legacy, and with the occasion of Bryan Singer's Bohemian Rhapsody release in theaters
           Elon Musk postet Video eines "verstörend langen" Tunnels      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Nana Kwame Bediako Shares His Haute Secrets On Living In Los Angeles      Cache   Translate Page      

Mr. Bediako has been a successful developer in the real estate space for nearly 20 years and has designed and constructed over 500 residential units.

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Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi is leaving Los Angeles to become the San Francisco Giants' head of baseball operations, according to ESPN and multiple reports.
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Emilia Clarke cozied up to rumored boyfriend Charlie McDowell in Los Angeles.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom of California was elected governor Tuesday
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Production has begun in Los Angeles on the long-awaited Deadwood movie, HBO Films announced Monday.
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Born in Wales in 1928, Alun Morgan became a Jazz fan as a teenage and was an early devotee of the bebop movement. In the 1950s he began contributing articles to Melody Maker, Jazz Journal, Jazz Monthly, and Gramophone and for twenty years, beginning in 1969, he wrote a regular column for a local newspaper in Kent. From 1954 onward he contributed to BBC programs on Jazz, authored and co-authored books on modern Jazz and Jazz in England and wrote over 2,500 liner notes for Jazz recordings.

"I probably don't need to tell you that Alun Morgan was one of the most gifted and knowledgeable of all jazz writers. He wrote the most beautiful English and what he had to say was communicated flawlessly to his readers. He was comprehensively generous to other writers, and it was at his instigation that I wrote my book on Woody Herman. Once I decided to write it, he shovelled  to me the information that he had acquired for his own use on Woody at an amazing rate. Try to find anything he has written and you will be deeply rewarded if you succeed. His book on Modern Jazz was an early primer on the subject, and you'll find the one on Basie, despite its great age, is as relevant as it ever was." -  Steve Voce

Chapter Four

“For much of the first half of 1940 Basie worked around New York and Boston. He was at the Apollo Theatre on at least three occasions and the Golden Gate Ballroom, both venues in New York City, and at Boston's Southland Ballroom, from which latter location an excellent broadcast transcription dating from February 20 has been released on a number of labels. By now the powerful trumpet of Al Killian had replaced Shad Collins and the distinctive Vic Dickenson had joined the trombones, taking the place of Benny Morton who left to join pianist Joe Sullivan's band.

In May Milton Ebbins took over as manager from Jack Kearney and Tab Smith was in and out of the band as a fifth saxophonist. The band was still being booked through MCA but Willard Alexander's move to the William Morris agency was having an effect on Count's business. It was not that the band had no work, it was simply that it was not getting the air time which Alexander had considered so important. There have been a few indications that, away from the piano keyboard, Basie's acumen and sense of timing left a lot to be desired. Apart from the unfortunate terms of the Decca contract Basie entered into, the sharp nose-dive of his fortunes with MCA once Alexander left was most noticeable. Both Count and his manager. Milt Ebbins, formally accused MCA of serious charges and the November 15, 1940 issue of Down Beat carried the news that Basie felt the agency was guilty of:

a.   Failure to book the band into spots with radio wires.
b.   General handling of the band: for example it was recently booked for the Paramount Theatre (LA) for two weeks. 'It was the only date we played out there, and it cost us two thousand dollars to send the band there. It doesn't make sense.'
c.   Long jumps on tour: 500 miles a night 'not unusual. We've jumped from New York to Chicago in one night'.
d.   The band has been a big grosser everywhere it's played (including a recent Southern tour) but 'MCA got some nineteen thousand dollars in commission last year. Basie got seven thousand himself and the band got five thousand. Does that make sense?

Basie threatened to break up his band, presumably in order to sever his relationship with MCA. Count did a number of one night stands with
Benny Goodman (and played on some of Benny's sextet recording dates) while the rest of the Basie men 'loafed around New York'. Manager Milt Ebbins said he was taking the mismanagement case to James Petrillo, head of the American Federation of Musicians. 'We haven't had a location job with air time for a year. Some weeks we work every night, jumping 500 miles a night. Other weeks we lay off No one seems interested in Basie at MCA'.

By the end of the year an uneasy truce was proposed with MCA taking less commission from the band's bookings. But Basie suffered another setback a couple of weeks before Christmas. Columbia had set up a recording session for Friday, 13th December, 1940 in order to record four titles (It's the same old South, Stampede in G minor, Who am I? and Rockin' the blues); on the day of the session Basie's star soloist, Lester Young, failed to show up. Rumour has it that he objected to making records on Friday The Thirteenth but those close to the event deny it. In any case Basie was forced, at short notice, to bring in Paul Bascombe on loan from the Erskine Hawkins band, and to allocate the tenor solos on the date to Buddy Tate. It was the parting of the ways, at least temporarily, for Lester and Basie and while the precise reasons for Young's departure may never be known, it is worth recording that Lester's wife, Mary, wrote a letter to Down Beat magazine stating the Lester left Basie of his own accord and was not fired.

Another Down Beat report of interest occurs in the January 15, 1941 issue referring to the months of wrangling between Basie and MCA. Count bought his release from the agency for ten thousand dollars and joined William Morris. 'Willard Alexander, Morris band department executive, will personally guide Basie and the band just as he has been doing for the past four years, even though he and Basie were with rival booking offices. Also in the picture is Milton Keith Ebbins, youthful Basie road manager and former band leader, who now becomes personal manager of the Basie outfit. Alexander and Ebbins together will accept or reject all bookings offered. Basie's band hasn't been working much lately. On January 3rd he started a theatre tour, opening at the Apollo in Harlem - the first job to be booked by Morris'. Following the departure of Lester Young, Count used a number of temporary substitutes in his reed section then, at the end of February, 1941, Don Byas took over on a permanent basis.

With Willard Alexander now officially back at the helm the bands fortunes improved. Most of its work was still in ballrooms and theatres where it was expected to provide music not only for dancers but also as the backing for all manner of variety acts and vocalists. What happened in the recording studios was not always necessarily a true reflection of the working band schedule. Jimmy Rushing and Helen Humes were a great success as singers with the band but Helen found the strain of touring too great and left around the time Don Byas came into the band. 'I used to pretend I was asleep on the Basie bus' Helen told Stanley Dance, 'so the boys wouldn't think I was hearing their rough talk. I'd sew buttons on, and cook for them too. I used to carry pots and a little hot plate around, and I'd fix up some food backstage or in places where it was difficult to get anything to eat when we were down South. Playing cards was the best way of passing time on those long trips, but sometimes when I won money from them I found I had to lend it back! I wasn't interested in drinking and keeping late hours, so that part didn't hurt me. But my kidneys couldn't stand the punishment of those long rides. I was too timid to ask the driver to stop when I should have. Then, too, I got tired of singing the same songs year after year.’

Miss Humes's eloquent statement tells us more about the reverse side of the show-biz coin than a wealth of conjecture. Life on the road with a touring band has never been good but for girl singers the pressures were greater.

Basie brought in Pearl White, a former singer and dancer at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, as a temporary replacement for Helen and later in the year, Lynne Sherman, one-time vocalist with the Sonny Burke band and now married to Basie's manager Milt Ebbins, sang with the band at an engagement at Boston's Ritz-Carlton. (Lynne also recorded a couple of sides with the band at the end of 1941.) But Jimmy Rushing was still the major attraction in the vocal department, singing the blues and generally giving the band its deeply committed Kansas City sound. Ballads on records were handled by Earl Warren, who was also leading the sax team. The Okeh releases of 78rpm discs usually had an Earl Warren vocal on one side and a more extrovert instrumental number on the other. British EMI, which then had a contract with American Columbia, parent company of Okeh, released Basie records in Britain during World War Two on its Parlophone label and invariably cross-backed the instrumentals, omitting most records with a vocal. One Basie performance with a singer which was issued both in the US and Britain was the two-sided King Joe, a somewhat unexpected pairing of the Count's orchestra and the vibrant voice of Paul Robeson.

Some of the arrangements for the vocals brought in unexpected names; Hugo Winterhalter, for example, scored some of the Earl Warren features. Basie was also using compositions and arrangements from unusual sources for his instrumentals too; Stampede in G minor was written by Clinton P. Brewer, a convicted murderer then serving a 19 year jail sentence while Beau Brummel was by the diminutive Margie Gibson. It is likely, however, that many of the titles which the band recorded for Okeh/Columbia were seldom played in public for the band was still working predominantly hotel ballrooms and theatres where the programme of music was certainly less experimental.

Years later the same pattern could be observed when comparing the band's recorded output with any listing of tunes played in public. Metronome magazine's Bill Coss spent some time travelling with the band at the end of 1956 and his observations are probably typical of almost any period in the orchestra's existence: 'It's interesting to look through the band's arrangements. There are about 180 scores in the library and, at most, only sixty of these are played. Out of that number, there are perhaps twenty or thirty which are played over and over;-the others are mostly dance arrangements, ballads by Edgar Sampson, etc. Of that outside figure of thirty, there are only two or three which have any real musical worth; those the musicians really like to play, but they generally have to badger the Count into playing them. Basie doesn't like to play new arrangements. Like most of jazz, like most jazz musicians, the arrangements written and played are of familiar blues and standard tunes. Aside from the fact of sheer boredom and over-familiar material, many of the musicians have an artist's interest in new material; but to no avail. Yet they accept it with fortitude, knowing that that is very much the way it is, turning with a wry smile when I would ask them about any new arrangements being in the book and answering "Yep, there's a new arrangement of Moten swing"'

Basie, like Duke Ellington, may have felt that he was working for two audiences, those who paid at the door to hear the band 'live' and those who wanted a more permanent reminder of the band on record. During the nineteen-forties the band was recording excellent scores by men such as Jimmy Mundy (Fiesta in blue, Something new, Feather merchant etc.), Eddie Durham, Buster Harding, Buck Clayton and, occasionally, Skip Martin, Tadd Dameron and Tab Smith. Most of the writers seemed to write with the established sound of the band in mind. (Perhaps they knew that such scores had a better chance of finding their way into the book!) Basie was very much the leader, rejecting anything which he did not feel was right. Buck Clayton told Stanley Dance '(Count) was nice to work for, but he always knew what he wanted from the band and the arrangers. At the beginning, it used to take us so long to get through the arrangements. We'd have to help guys who didn't do so much reading, but who were great soloists and were accustomed to the head arrangements. The only reason I played all those things with a mute with Basie was because he asked me to, and as he was the leader his wishes were like commands. When I came out of the army I was my own judge and I played like I wanted to. The funny thing about Basie was that he'd ask me to record with a mute, but when we got on one-nighters he'd have me play the same thing open'.

Clayton stayed with Basie until November, 1943 when he was called up by the US Army. The Count's band lost a number of men to the armed forces but there is evidence that the US authorities called more whites than Negroes, proportionately speaking, and some of the white bands of the day suffered greater losses of key personnel than either Basie or Duke Ellington.

When the V Disc programme of recordings was launched, Ellington and his men made it clear that they were not prepared to take part, as a protest against the way coloured troops were treated. (The Ellington material which does exist on V Disc is generally from public concerts.) Basie, on the other hand, took part in a number of these sessions, a fact which enables us to hear the development of the band during an extended ban on commercial recordings which commenced on August 1,1942 and, in the case of Basie's recording company, did not end until December, 1944. During this period a number of important personnel changes took place. Don Byas left and Lester Young took his place, having presumably patched up his previous difference with Basie.

Buddy Tate remembers that Byas left after an incident one night when Ben Webster sat in with the Count. 'I never heard anyone sound like that in my life, and all the cats flipped over Ben. Poor Don went across the street and got stoned!' Lester came into the band in December, 1943 and stayed until the following September when the army almost literally took him off the bandstand. Lester had been ignoring his call-up papers, using the excuse that, as a member of a touring band, the papers had not reached him. 'When we opened in Los Angeles that year,’ recalls Tate, 'there was a sharp young cat there who kept looking at Prez and Jo Jones. That wasn't unusual because they were stars. He sat there drinking whiskey all night, but when we got though he came over and said "You, Lester Young, and you, Jo Jones, I have to serve you with these papers. Be down at the Induction Centre tomorrow morning!" '. Their places were taken immediately by drummer Buddy Rich (who succeeded in playing with Tommy Dorsey in the early part of each evening then with Basie at ten o'clock) and Artie Shaw, who played Lester's tenor parts on clarinet. This was, of course, only a temporary arrangement until Shadow Wilson and Lucky Thompson, on drums and tenor respectively, joined on a more permanent basis. 'When Lucky arrived, he continued the Byas approach' maintains Buddy Tale. 'Lester had naturally been featured more than me, and Lucky was in his chair. Lucky quit when he decided he wanted to stay on the Coast'. Basie's visits to Los Angeles had given him the opportunity of working in films and as early as April, 1943 Down Beat was reporting that 'the Basie band can currently be seen in three films, "Hit Parade of 1943" (Republic), "Reveille With Beverley" (Columbia) and "Stage Door Canteen" (United Artists)'.

The following August the band was working on three film assignments at Universal, the Donald O'Connor comedy musical 'Man Of The Family' (also known as 'Top Man'), the Olsen and Johnson sequel to 'Hellzapoppin' titled 'Crazy House' (and sometimes 'Funzapoopin') and a Will Cowan short.

But perhaps the most significant event was that on November 5, 1943 Count Basie opened at the Lincoln Hotel in New York for an eight week engagement. On the face of it this may seem fairly innocuous but it was the breaking down of a number of barriers. It was Count's first booking into a New York hotel and the first time the Lincoln had ever played host to a coloured band. No doubt Willard Alexander was the power behind the move and the Lincoln booking was an immediate success. In fact the band returned again later and a number of excellent broadcast transcriptions exist from the Lincoln's 'Blue Room' which indicate that Basie did not have to make any concessions to the hotel guests; numbers such as Harvard blues, Kansas City stride, Dance of the gremlins and Rock-a-bye-Basie abound.”

To be continued ….




          "‘Sophisticated Giant’ Review: Long Tall Tenor Man" by Clifford Thompson      Cache   Translate Page      
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“Dexter Gordon tastes like coarse rye bread, parsley and cellar-chilled vodka. The basic tastes, pure and strong. He is elementary but with power. When you have listened to him you tell nothing but the truth for a long while.”
- Swedish writer Svante Foerster, “Klasskämpen”

The editorial staff at JazzProfiles will present a synopsis of Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon [Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2018, $29.95] on these pages at a later date, but in the meantime, we thought you’d enjoy this review of the book by Clifford Thompson that appeared in the Nov. 1, 2018 edition of the Wall Street Journal.

Gordon combined the power of a foghorn with the elegance of a flutist, his sound singular and inimitable.


“The tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon, who died in 1990 at 67, stood apart from other jazz musicians — even other famous ones — and not just because he stood 6 feet 5 inches. While he was roughly the contemporary of those 1940s revolutionaries who gave us the light-speed, chord-hopping jazz known as bebop (Gordon was three years younger than Charlie Parker), his playing instead brought to mind the big-sound tenor men, such as Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster, born at least half a generation earlier. Yet Gordon was “sort of the bridge between Charlie Parker on the alto [saxophone] and what became possible on the tenor,” as one who ought to know — the tenor-sax icon Sonny Rollins — told Maxine Gordon, the author of the brief, valuable “Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon.” Mostly, Gordon was Gordon, combining the power of a foghorn with the elegance of a flutist, his sound both instantly recognizable and inimitable.

Maxine Gordon, the saxophonist’s third wife, widow and — for seven years beginning in the mid-1970s — manager, has produced a story of Dexter’s life that is also about the challenge of portraying a reluctant subject. It was not that Gordon didn’t want his story told; toward the end of his life, in fact, he began constructing it himself, writing in pencil on legal pads and asking Maxine to finish the book if, as would be the case, he could not. The trouble had to do with the large chunks of his life that he stubbornly refused to talk about. When Maxine argued that they should be included, the saxophonist told her that if she wanted an all-inclusive book, “you will have to write it yourself” — and with “Sophisticated Giant,” she has picked up the gauntlet.

Dexter Gordon’s early years were straightforward enough. His widow writes that “the portrayal of jazz musicians as tragic figures was something that always bothered him,” and the circumstances of the saxophonist’s youth certainly belie the stereotype of the hard-luck idiot savant that often attaches itself like a groupie to African-American jazzmen. Gordon was born in 1923 and grew up in Los Angeles, the only child of a music-loving physician who counted Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton among his friends. Dexter took up the alto sax at 14, switching at 15 to the tenor that his mother bought him to fit his tall frame. At Jefferson High School he excelled in English—as an adult he would teach himself to read French and devour novels such as “Les Misérables”—and came under the tutelage of the influential band director Sam Browne. Then fate (and its pal, connections) stepped in.

The musician Marshal Royal, given the task of finding a last-minute replacement tenor for Hampton’s band, called the 17-year-old Dexter, who was both the son of Royal’s doctor and the classmate of his younger brother. Gordon played in Hampton’s band from 1940 to 1943, then joined the orchestra of an even bigger legend: Louis Armstrong. In 1944 he moved on again, to Billy Eckstine’s band, getting fired the following year, Maxine Gordon writes, for coming late to rehearsals and “show[ing] signs of being high.” By then Gordon had established a reputation of his own, soon signing recording contracts, first with Savoy and then with Dial Records. His playing on recordings from the mid- and late 1940s, such as “It’s the Talk of the Town,” “Mischievous Lady” and his storied duet with fellow tenor man Wardell Gray, “The Chase,” suggest a blend of the older figures Hawkins, Webster and the groundbreaking Lester Young.

Then came the period that presented Maxine Gordon with such a challenge. The 1950s, during which Dexter married his first wife and fathered two daughters, also saw drug use get the better of him. Because he refused to discuss that period, beyond his admission that he had “messed up [his] family life,” Maxine was “forced to reconstruct it by examining two sets of documents: his discography and his California prison records.” She is an able detective, tracing Gordon’s trips to and from jail and cataloguing the details of the recordings that he was nonetheless, and somewhat miraculously, able to make during those years.

While it is generally fallacious to attribute a jazz musician’s artistry to his self-inflicted suffering, one is tempted to wonder, in Dexter Gordon’s case, whether there is a grain of truth in that dangerous old cliché. To listen to the much-lauded albums he made with Blue Note Records beginning in the early 1960s, once he had (mostly) left drugs and prison behind, is to hear the work of a saxophonist who has found his voice. On “Dexter Calling . . .” (1961), “Go!” (1962), “Our Man in Paris” (1963) and others, he eschews the million-note approach of the beboppers while embracing other bebop elements, and though Gordon’s tone is every bit as full as those of Hawkins et al., it is also every bit his own—a voice speaking at once plainly and beautifully. In 1962 he went to Europe for a concert date that stretched to 14 years, most of them spent in Copenhagen, where he made great live recordings at the club Jazzhus Montmartre. Just when he was in danger of being forgotten in America, Maxine appeared and engineered his triumphant return to the U.S., culminating in the double album “Homecoming: Live at the Village Vanguard” (1977).

“Sophisticated Giant” (which shares its title with a Gordon album) is affectionate, enjoyable and informative, painting a portrait of a handsome, elegant, easygoing person and artist who refused to agonize about his past. Like the man himself, however, the book fails to discuss some things the reader may wonder about. We learn that, in addition to his daughters, Dexter fathered a son from his second marriage (a union that did not survive his return stateside) and had two others with women he met in Europe; but we hear next to nothing of his thoughts about these children he didn’t raise or (in one case) ever meet. Attentive readers will note that Maxine Gordon’s relationship with the trumpeter Woody Shaw, who plays on “Homecoming” and with whom she had a son, ended in 1983—the very year that, as she mentions much later, she got together with Dexter. What’s the story there? What kind of stepfather was Dexter? Don’t look to “Sophisticated Giant” for answers.

Perhaps more important, the word “legacy” in the subtitle is misleading. Maxine Gordon clearly regards as her husband’s crowning achievement his lead performance as the fictional musician Dale Turner, based on the pianist Bud Powell, in Bertrand Tavernier’s 1986 film “Round Midnight,” for which Gordon was nominated for an Oscar. Jazz fans, though, might be more interested in Gordon’s stylistic influence on other musicians, one obvious example being Sonny Rollins. Maxine Gordon relies on quotes from others for that, and even those are sparse. But to quote Spencer Tracy, what’s there is choice. The best is from the Swedish writer Svante Foerster’s novel “Klasskämpen”: “Dexter Gordon tastes like coarse rye bread, parsley and cellar-chilled vodka. The basic tastes, pure and strong. He is elementary but with power. When you have listened to him you tell nothing but the truth for a long while.”

—Mr. Thompson writes regularly on jazz for the Threepenny Review.



          Of Movements and Midterms: Which Way to Actual Power?      Cache   Translate Page      

by Salvo Paper, via IT'S GOING DOWN

The Electoral Release Valve

There’s no doubt that midterm elections, especially those which occur in the intermittent years following a general election, offer the chance for a part of the electorate to reassert itself in the aftermath of having lost a presidential race. In this way, the midterms act as a release valve.

This is especially true in a moment where popular anger has spilled over into the streets in response to actions by the Trump administration. Inauguration day riots in D.C., airport occupations in protest of the Muslim travel ban, the massive women’s march, and the occupations of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices in protest of the separation of children from their parents at the border — popular movements have sprung up at nearly every turn to frustrate the attempts by the Trump administration to carry out its agenda. In many cases, they have been successful.

There’s no doubt that the Democratic party has seized on the popular energy that has catalyzed these movements. However, it’s also clear that they didn’t do so in a good faith move toward providing resources or backing for these autonomous movements. At best, Democrats have offered passive support in the form of tweets and op-eds. At worst, they have made explicit their desire to redirect the popular momentum from the streets to the ballot box. In doing so, they disarm and demobilize an engaged and impassioned mass — one that they (correctly) fear could eventually turn on them.

The Narrative of Change

If our endeavor is to dramatically alter the political, economic, and social landscape that we find ourselves in, then it is organized mass movements, not the ballot, which must serve as our tool. This history of this country (and the world) dem onstrates that it has always been external pressure applied by mass movements that have forced the hands of intransigent and obstinate elected officials. This is in stark contrast to the existing narrative, which states that those in positions of political authority bestow upon us new rights and freedoms out of the enlightened goodness of their hearts.

This is a glaring falsehood. It was the Labor Movement, not congress who won workplace safety rules, minimum wage laws, and an end to child labor. It was the Civil Rights Movement, not the president, who ended legal segregation, brought Jim Crow to its knees, and won rights for Black Americans. It was the Women’s Movement, not the supreme court, which struggled and continues to struggle for equal protection under the law, equal pay, and dignity regardless of gender. It was the LGBT and Queer Liberation Movements, not the house of representatives, which made available funding for AIDS research and massively changed our cultural perceptions of sexuality.

To rely on a politician or an entrenched government institution to work on your behalf, is to expect something for nothing. It is only through bitter struggle, through fighting and winning, do we gain anything in our profoundly unequal society.

Those who control the levers of political power in this country, no matter their party affiliation, no matter their supposed convictions, are far more loyal to the institution in which they serve than they are to those of us who elected them. They are no more accountable to us than are our bosses at work. The politician, like the boss, is always performing a cost-benefit analysis. The moment that our interests diverge from theirs — that is to say, the moment that they step into the hallowed halls of government — they will renege on the convictions that they had so steadfastly proclaimed during a campaign.

This is not to say that all politicians, even those who come from movement backgrounds, are inherently corrupt. Rather, it is the institutions in which they serve that requires them to fundamentally abandon any conviction that clashes with the interest of the state or the capitalist class, even if their adherence to that conviction had been sincere.

What’s worse is that we, the constituency who put them in power, have next to no means toward redress when those elected officials inevitably drop us like a bag of rocks.

Moving From Subjects to Popular Power

Our movements, on the other hand, can be truly democratic and dynamic organisms. The positions that we put forth are those which we determine for ourselves — and they can change, not out of a desire to preserve our positions of power or to insincerely appeal to the demands of others, but whenever it is truly necessary. In our movements, we are accountable to one another, and none of us are out of reach if accountability becomes necessary. The precise inverse is true in the relationship between us as constituents and our elected officials.

This is why we contend that beyond just winning concessions from power, our movements can constitute a prefiguration of the sort society that we would like to live in. One that reflects values of direct democracy and egalitarianism. There’s no doubt that winning gains in the present is an important step, but we should also be looking to the horizon, to fundamentally changing our economy and politics, if we intend to provide substantial redress to the ills which plague our society.

This is not us telling you not to vote in the upcoming midterms. This is, however, us telling you to hedge your bets against the ballot box and against entrenched political power generally. This is us telling you that if your goal is substantial change, then you must use the proper tool to achieve that goal.

There are revolutionary organizations on the ground, doing work to build popular power aimed at making exactly those systemic and substantial changes. Our recommendation is that you join one of them. Groups like the Los Angeles Tenants’ Union (LATU) and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) are just two reputable organizations with active campaigns in the L.A. area. If you are a member of a labor union, find and join the radical caucus within the organization. If your job is dangerous, the pay is poor, or you’re mistreated, look into available resources for organizing your workplace. The possibilities abound for those who want to organize outside of the electoral sphere.

The difference between electoral campaigns and the organizations mentioned in the last paragraph, can be summed up simply. Electoral campaigns seek to organize us as constituents or subjects, social movement organizations seek to organize us on the basis of our class position, or as workers. The former reproduces our subjugation, the latter empowers us to make revolutionary change in our society.

Vote or don’t — but always organize and fight.

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          What we learned in the NBA last night: Jamal Murray breaks one of basketball’s unwritten rules – Los Angeles Times      Cache   Translate Page      
Los Angeles TimesRight before the clock expired, with the win for Denver guaranteed, Murray launched a three to try and gain entry to the NBA’s 50-point club. The shot missed, and the Celtics got mad. Before anyone could even do anything, referee Scott Foster sprinted … and more …read more Source:: NBA News By Google […]
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ESPNLOS ANGELES — Two staples of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ analytical approach faced heavy scrutiny in the wake of a second consecutive World Series defeat. But Farhan Zaidi, who just finished his fourth season as the team’s general manager, actually … and more …read more Source:: Los Angeles News By Google News
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The Los Angeles Lakers are no longer considered favorites to land Kawhi Leonard in free agency this summer. And that’s assuming they ever were favorites. Reports have been bandied about indicating that Leonard may have no desire to team up with LeBron James in purple and gold. Not everyone is buying that, particularly more than […]

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          As Promised: My Entirely Public Comment, Just Submitted, On Proposed Federal Rule At 8 C.F.R. § 212.5(b), et seq.      Cache   Translate Page      

But first, a confession: in truth, I have "borrowed" liberally from the reasoning (and structure), found in the comprehensive and excellent ACLU brief I linked over the weekend, whilst on the road, canvassing over 220 doors.

None the less, here is the salient bit of mine (Tracking No. 1k2-96ek-d8wy). This is, once again, another of 45's odious attempts to act as a despot, and circumvent well-settled US law:

. . . .It seems abundantly clear that this attempted rule-making exceeds the authority of ICEB, DHS and the Trump administration -- after the 1997 Flores consent agreement was entered, in the Central District of California's federal district courthouse. [As you well know, it is of no relevance, or legal moment, that the Flores litigation was commenced under the former Reagan administration, and settled under the former Clinton administration. It binds this current administration, for howsoever long Trump may remain in power.]

In the Flores case, the entire federal government (as an express condition to resolving litigation that had been active since at least 1985) agreed, as a matter of contractual law, that it would abide by specified minimum procedures with regard to speedy release of non-citizen minors in its care. That prompt release clause is a central feature of the Flores settlement / consent.

The instant rule-making proposal, at 8 C.F.R. § 212.5(b)(3)(i) and (ii), materially circumscribes class members’ eligible custodians, providing that children may be released only “to a parent or legal guardian not in detention . . . [or] with an accompanying parent or legal guardian who is in detention.” Such detention is wholly inconsistent with the Flores settlement.

Indeed, ICEB seeks to accomplish through rulemaking what it could not in court: to legitimate the mandatory, long-term detention of non-citizen children in wholly unlicensed detention centers regardless of their and their families’ wishes.

This is so because the proposed rules declare all other custodians ineligible to receive and care for such class members effectively consigns accompanied class members to mandatory detention for howsoever long ICEB / DHS may require to remove the entire family. See 83 Fed. Reg. at 45,526 (“DHS’s policy is to maintain family unity, including by detaining families together where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources. . . .”). By any measure, this is “family unity” with a vengance coming from an agency that only recently was enjoined against separating thousands of children, some still nursing, from their parents.

These proposed rules clearly implement DHS / ICEB's oft-stated and unfounded view that detaining families for the duration of removal proceedings deters other would-be unauthorized entrants. It does not, however, implement or comply with the Flores settlement.

This specific issue is now being litigated in Flores (USDC, CD CA Case No. 85-4544), as motion practice, and may be heard as early as November 7, 2018.

The Flores settlement ¶ 19 generally requires DHS to place class members in non-secure facilities licensed to care for dependent, as opposed to delinquent, minors. Under that court order, DHS and ICEB may deny children licensed placement only under defined circumstances. Flores settlement ¶ 21. A child being apprehended with a parent is not among those circumstances. It is well settled that the Flores settlement applies to all minors in immigration-related custody, accompanied or not.

In proposed 8 C.F.R. § 236.3(a)(9), DHS / ICEB transparently tortures the Flores settlement’s definition of “licensed placement” to fit the Trump administration’s unlawful goal of mandatory family detention. "...If a licensing scheme for the detention of minors accompanied by a parent or legal guardian is not available in the state, county, or municipality in which an ICE detention facility is located, DHS shall employ an entity outside of DHS that has relevant audit experience to ensure compliance with the family residential standards established by ICE...." 83 Fed. Reg. at 45,525.

The DHS / ICEB government entities may not abrogate, by rule, a contract which it made, as an enforceable bargain -- to all future minors: they must be released promptly, to any guardian -- and may only be held in state-LICENSED facilities. Flores is plain on this score.

So, it is plain that, as a practical matter, the ill-starred, and unlawful proposed rules will simply strip accompanied Flores class members of their right to licensed placement.

Had the litigants wished to let the government's DHS or ICEB agents or an unidentified entity of their choosing — set minimum standards for children’s detention, the Flores settlement would have so provided, in January 1997. It does not because DHS and ICEB agents (and previously, INS agents) have historically placed children in substandard facilities. The Flores litigants therefore insisted, and INS, DHS and ICEB agreed, to place children in facilities holding a state-issued, dependent care license, AS A MINIMUM PROTECTION.

Finally it should be noted that Flores settlement ¶ 6.17 requires that a “licensed program” be “NON-secure as required under state law.” Yet, the proposed rules contrive to define the term, “non-secure,” to legitimate DHS / ICEB agents confining non citizen children indefinitely in unquestionably LOCKED, PRISON LIKE facilities.

That the government cannot do by mere rule-making. It cannot change the plain language of its prior agreements. Not without an Act of Congress.

DHS and ICEB well know this -- and very shortly it is likely that the able USDC Judge Dolly Gee, sitting in Los Angeles will so rule.

Accordingly, this proposed rule-making ought to be deferred, as a matter of comity and full faith and credit. Alternatively, very shortly it will be enjoined. Entirely.


Now you know. Grinning ear to ear. It hasn't been since the early and late 1990s that I've offered public commentary (back then, on SEC proposed rules), in the Federal Register. I guess -- now. . . I'm back in the game. Onward, to a blue tsunami celebration, tonight!

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          8 Questions About Couples Therapy You May Be Too Afraid To Ask      Cache   Translate Page      
Couples therapy is a lot less intimidating than you think.

People who call therapists seeking couples counseling often have two primary concerns: They worry about the state of their relationship, of course, but they also worry about the experience of therapy itself. What good will it do? And what’s it like to reveal your most private relationship concerns to a stranger?

“It isn’t uncommon for people to be fearful of couples therapy and often avoid getting the help they need because of these fears,” said Alicia H. Clark, a psychologist and author of Hack Your Anxiety: How to Make Anxiety Work For You in Life, Love, and All That You Do. 

“Getting answers to some common questions about therapy can give you the courage to reach out, though,” she said. 

With that in mind, we asked Clark and other therapists to respond to some of the most common questions people have about going to couples counseling. 

1. “How long will we have to be in therapy?”

Let’s not beat around the bush here: Therapy may take up a good hour or so during the week, and it’s not always cheap. (Looking for a few ways to cut the cost? This guide breaks down how you can keep things affordable.)

Given both of those concerns, many couples are curious how long they’ll be putting in face time with their therapist. Usually, it’s something therapists assess and make a plan for during the first session, said Stephanie Macadaan, a therapist in Los Angeles, California.

“Therapy is going to take a bit longer if there’s been an injury to the relationship, such as an affair or betrayal,” she told HuffPost. “In that case, there’s likely a lot of anger and resentment built up and therapy will take quite a bit longer, most likely up to a year.”

If your relationship isn’t too off course, and the objective is to strengthen your communication, therapy typically takes about three to six months, Macadaan said. (But that only applies if you’re consistent about going to therapy sessions. Don’t forget to set those Google calendar alerts!)

2. “Will the therapist take sides?”  

Your therapist may take notes, but she's not docking you points for bad behavior. 

In marriage therapy, your counselor’s “client” is your relationship, so choosing sides would be counterproductive. Sure, their job is to analyze and judge the situation, but they’re trying to mend and improve your relationship, not drive you further apart, said Spencer Northey, a marriage and family therapist at DC Counseling and Psychotherapy Center.

“Marriage therapists are trained to see both perspectives,” she said. “They focus on the needs of the partnership, not just one person’s. There may be moments or even whole sessions when one person gets more attention, but overall, both members of the couple should be heard, understood and supported.”

3. “Is it OK if I go alone?” 

Couples therapy is more productive if both parties are present. But even going alone can benefit your marriage and help you identify where you and your partner are most at odds, said Kurt Smith, a therapist who specializes in counseling men.

“It’s still helpful,” he said. “I do couples therapy all of the time with only one partner participating, especially since a lot of men refuse to come. More than a few will give in when you call their bluff by going without them.”

4. “Is it OK if we talk about sex?”

Definitely. Whatever is ― or isn’t ― happening between the sheets is worth talking about during sessions. Keep in mind that if you’re having a specific medical problem, your therapist is likely to point you in the direction of a specialist, said Laurel Steinberg, psychotherapist in New York City. 

“If there is a particular sexual issue or sexual dysfunction that you or your partner are experiencing, consider seeking out someone who has extensive training in this area, such as a clinical sexologist or urologist,” she said.

5. “Should we talk about what was discussed in therapy outside of therapy?”

It's fine to talk about what you discussed in therapy outside of your sessions.

Unlike “Fight Club,” you definitely can talk about what happens in therapy outside of therapy. The only exception is if you and your partner have poor communication skills, said Elisabeth LaMotte, therapist and founder of the DC Counseling & Psychotherapy Center.

“When I am working with a couple that identifies a need to improve their communication skills, I suggest that they table difficult conversations following the session until their communication skills improve,” she said. “When I work with couples who experience less volatility, they often find it helpful to continue the intense conversations that come up in therapy.”

6. “Is therapy going to save my relationship?” 

Therapy isn’t a magic bullet that will change your marriage overnight. Therapy is a place for you to work through your relationship problems while hopefully gaining some understanding and insights, but a therapist alone can’t repair your marriage, said Ryan Howes, a clinical psychologist in Pasadena, California. 

Howes likened that expectation to going to exercise at the gym and then blaming 24 Hour Fitness for failing to help you shed some pounds.

“The gym is a place for you to do your work, but the effort is yours, as is the potential for failure,” he said. “If working out fails, the gym itself is rarely the culprit. The same with therapist; if it doesn’t save the marriage, it’s most likely because one of the partners isn’t willing to do the work, or because the problems are too large for the therapy to resolve.” 

7. “It didn’t work before, so why would it work now?”

Don't rule out therapy just because it didn't work in the past.

This might not be your first rodeo when it comes to couples counseling. Don’t let negative or so-so results in the past limit your openness to going again, Smith said. 

“Some of the couples I work with say they didn’t find it helpful previously so they’re resistant to going a second or third time ― they feel it’s a waste of time,” he said. “I tell them that sometimes the timing is just not right and one or both of you aren’t yet ready to make the changes needed.” 

8.  “What if I don’t like the therapist? Is it OK to try someone else?” 

Finding a therapist is a bit like dating: Ideally, you find someone you connect with quickly, delete all your dating apps and call it a day. But just like dating, not every pairing is going to be a match, Clark said. (The good news? Most therapists will offer a free 10- to 15-minute phone consultation so you can get a feel for their style before you step into their office.) 

“Like with any relationship, the right fit is critical,” she said. “A couples therapist should feel like someone you can trust to have your relationship’s best interests at heart. If you don’t feel this way after a few sessions, trust your feelings, and start looking for someone else who could be a better fit.” 


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Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined the Los Angeles Galaxy and immediately left his mark with stunning goals, entertaining quotes & a memorable season. Former LA Galaxy forward Herculez Gomez examines Zlatan Ibrahimovic's MLS future after the Galaxy's epic collapse on the final day of the season. Zlatan Ibrahimovic's first season in Major League Soccer with the LA Galaxy was largely a success. The charismatic forward is under contract with the club for next season, but a few things have to happen if he is to return. "I have some wishes and demands which [are] simple things," Ibrahimovic said Tuesday as players had end-of-season meetings. "There is interest in Europe, but my priority is Galaxy. They have wishes, I have wishes, but I'm optimistic and I'm positive." Ibrahimovic is a finalist...
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It wasn’t planned, but Denver International Airport proved it can handle the world’s largest passenger airliner Sunday night. That’s because an Airbus A380 had to land in the Mile High City after it was diverted due to an on-board medical issue. The pilot said over air traffic control that he had an epileptic patient. The Air France plane was headed from Los Angeles International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in France, according to DIA spokesperson Emily Williams.
          Jeremih x Ty Dolla Sign - MIH-TY      Cache   Translate Page      
'MIH-TY'
An exquisite exposition of both forward-thinking and vintage R&B...

Since Ty Dolla $ign first broke onto the scene in 2012 with the first of his now synonymous 'Beach House' trilogy, the Los Angeles singer-songwriter and producer has become renowned for his penchant for ingenious songwriting, his gravelly vocals, and musical touch in general, in and amongst some of your favourite tracks from your favourite artists in one form or another, often elevating them to another level in the subtlest of ways.

Meanwhile, Chicago native Jeremih has clocked up almost a decade in the game from the moment he dropped his debut single 'Birthday Sex' - a top-five, three time Platinum hit - which is no easy feat, and is still one of the go-to stars within post-2000 R&B, having worked with some of the biggest acts in the industry, his angelic vocals instantly recognisable on a track, making both artists modern day elites of the genre in their own right.

It's no surprise then to see the two heavyweights bond over their shared love of classic R&B and use it for inspiration when making this album. Executive produced by LA-via-Chicago producer Hitmaka (Yung Berg), the production is almost like the best of both worlds, creating avenues and opportunities for the two singers to display both their distinct styles.

In a time where R&B is largely ruled by moody, dark and more recently trap and hip-hop influenced worlds, it is refreshing to see two veterans of the modern era embrace these new styles but also incorporate what's come before, not only production wise, but also in their approach to delivery.

This is the first full body of work presented by the pair, building on their obvious musical chemistry, and it doesn't disappoint. Over eleven tracks, 'MIH-TY' is a 2018 R&B masterclass, providing bedroom mood music that is colourful and vibrant enough to not need to be refrained strictly for intimate settings, but it all feels safely within their comfort zones.

Instead of seizing the chance to truly make a mark, they instead decided to remix and modernise older, established hits rather than push the boundaries of their own artistry and create classics of their own, which would have been well within their pool of talent to do. That doesn't make the project bad by any means but it does slightly curve the innovative-ness of the pairs good work which is executed to perfection.

As a collection of songs, it wonderfully serves its purpose as a provocative, sultry, yet fun, body of work that, while covering familiar subject matter (sex, women, alcohol and all things pertaining to the opposite sex) showcases the quality of their penmanship with a range of sing-a-long hooks and vibe-filled verses with enough variation to demand multiple presses of the replay button.

While there is no denying that putting Ty Dolla $ign and Jeremih together is a winning formula in any capacity, having gifted fans with eleven out of a total of over sixty songs filled with riffs, runs, harmonies and melodies, maybe on the sequel we'll see them push themselves and the boundaries of R&B and truly take things to a "new level".

8/10

Words: Aaron Bishop

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Heading into the offseason the Los Angeles Dodgers faced several decisions with their personnel, namely Clayton Kershaw and manager Dave Roberts.
          ELECTIONS MATTER ..... GENERAL ELECTION 2018 .....      Cache   Translate Page      

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

ELECTION CENTRAL: GENERAL ELECTION 2018 .....

Voters in Miami-Dade County face only one run-off election for a judicial seat. In Group 14, in the August primary, Renee Gordon tallied 122,561 votes (47.56%) while Vivianne del Rio received 89,587 votes (34.76%). Louis Martinez came in a distant third. Gordon & del Rio square off to replace retiring Judge Cindy Lederman.

ELECTION RESULTS:  - 99% reporting

DEL RIO - 227,519 - 52%    326,085 - 53%
GORDON - 209,005 - 48%   287,367 - 47% 

In other contests, former ASA and former Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco is now State Representative Grieco as he defeats his opponent J.P. Parker, with 63% of the vote.  Unfortunately, Mary Barzee Flores did not defeat Incumbent US Rep Mario Diaz Balart. Diaz Balart garnered 61% of the vote.  And it looks like both Constitutional Amendment 4 (64%) and Amendment 6 (62%) will pass.

Vivianne del Rio - she is an ASA and has been with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office (SAO) for her entire 26 year career. Since 2012, she has headed the Post Conviction Unit and she reviews claims of actual innocence.

Renee Gordon - she is an Assistant Public Defender (APD) and has spent her entire 22 year career at the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s office, part of that time as a contract attorney for the office. She has devoted much of her career to bettering the juvenile justice system including by managing the Miami Halfway House and as a participant in the Dept of Juvenile Justice’s Quality Assurance Program. Ms. Gordon ran for an open Circuit Court seat in 2016 in a four person race eventually won by Mark Blumstein. She missed out on the run-off by a mere 1,737 votes.

NORTH OF THE BORDER: In Broward, there are four run-offs, two in Circuit and two in County:

Jason Allen-Rosner v. Stefanie Moon (Circuit);

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