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          How AP photographed George H.W. Bush lying in state      Cache   Translate Page      
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press used a guywire and plate-mounted camera with an antenna transmission system built by Capitol Hill staff to capture a striking bird's eye view of former President George H.W. Bush lying in state...
          Facilitating Field-Scale Experiments in Volcano Hazards      Cache   Translate Page      

Multidisciplinary Volcano Hazards Experiments at the Geohazards Field Station; Amherst and Springville, New York, 24–27 July 2018

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          Paar bekommt Ring zurück      Cache   Translate Page      
Diesen Heiratsantrag wird ein Paar aus England wohl nie wieder vergessen: Als der Mann am Freitagabend auf dem New Yorker Times Square um die ...
          Tencent Music is moving ahead with a $1.2 billion IPO in New York      Cache   Translate Page      
… which users can listen to music, connect with other people to … a 9% stake in Tencent Music. The Chinese company also holds … a stake in Spotify. Tencent Music';s filing didn… close to the deal. Tencent Music';s IPO adds to …
          12/4/2018: IDÉES&DÉBATS: La Compagnie lance son vol 100 % affaires entre Nice et New York      Cache   Translate Page      
Après avoir lancé en 2014 une liaison ParisNew York, La Compagnie, transporteur aérien français spécialisé dans « les vols 100 % classe affaires au meilleur prix », ouvre une nouvelle ligne directe entre Nice et la Grosse Pomme. « Nous espérons ainsi...
          12/4/2018: INDUSTRIE & SERVICES: La low cost Wow Air cherche son salut auprès du fonds américain Indigo Partners      Cache   Translate Page      

Les voyageurs tentés par les vols Paris-New York à moins de 140 euros de Wow Air devraient patienter avant de réserver. Après l’échec d’un projet de rachat par Icelandair, l’avenir de la compagnie low cost transatlantique islandaise ne tient qu’à un...
          12/4/2018: HIGH-TECH & MEDIAS: Tencent Music donne le coup d’envoi de son entrée à Wall Street      Cache   Translate Page      

C’est parti pour l’une des plus grosses entrées en Bourse tech-média de l’année. Le chinois Tencent Music a déposé, lundi, son projet d’IPO à Wall Street, auprès de la SEC, le gendarme boursier américain. Son baptême à la Bourse de New York est...
          Saudi crown prince ‘complicit’ in Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, key GOP senator says after CIA briefing - USA TODAY      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Saudi crown prince ‘complicit’ in Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, key GOP senator says after CIA briefing  USA TODAY
  2. Saudi crown prince 'ordered, monitored' killing of Khashoggi, Corker says  CNN
  3. After CIA briefing, Republicans say 'no question' Saudi crown prince ordered killing  ABC News
  4. C.I.A. Briefing on Khashoggi Solidifies Senators’ View of Prince Mohammed’s Complicity  The New York Times
  5. See Lindsey Graham's scathing rebuke after CIA briefing  CNN
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          Republican Sore Losers Are Stripping the Winners of Their Power - The Daily Beast      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Republican Sore Losers Are Stripping the Winners of Their Power  The Daily Beast
  2. Wisconsin Republicans To Vote On Weakening Governor's Power  HuffPost
  3. The case for abolishing the lame duck session  ThinkProgress
  4. Wisconsin Is About to Make a Huge Mistake  The New York Times
  5. Once again, Republicans are waging war on democracy  The Washington Post
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          Bob Dole gives George H.W. Bush standing salute, rising from wheelchair in dramatic moment - Fox News      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Bob Dole gives George H.W. Bush standing salute, rising from wheelchair in dramatic moment  Fox News
  2. Live: George H.W. Bush lies in state at the Capitol Rotunda  Fox News
  3. CNN panel trashes Trump after Capitol visit to honor George H.W. Bush  Fox News
  4. George Bush and the Obituary Wars  The New York Times
  5. The Bush legacy in the Gulf  Al Jazeera English
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          Fact-checkers bust Ocasio-Cortez for false claim about Pentagon spending - New York Post       Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Fact-checkers bust Ocasio-Cortez for false claim about Pentagon spending  New York Post
  2. Ocasio-Cortez calls on lawmakers to boost staffer salaries, pay interns  NBC News
  3. Kennedy: Ocasio-Cortez 'Doesn't Have a Working Knowledge of Basic Economics'  Fox News Insider
  4. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Warren Buffett agree on this key point about taxes  CNBC
  5. WaPost fact-checker gives Ocasio-Cortez four Pinocchios for Pentagon claim | TheHill  The Hill
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          Bacardi Highlights New Premium Dark Rums With Spot Co-Directed by Michael B. Jordan      Cache   Translate Page      
Bacardi, the spirits company that got its start in Cuba in 1862 manufacturing rum, is turning its attention to the dark premium rum segment of the category. Dark rum is considered premium because it is aged longer in the barrels than white rum. The company has unveiled a new campaign from BBDO in New York...
          5th Shift Machine Operator      Cache   Translate Page      
NY-Clayville, Businesses PRATT & WHITNEY Job ID 75819BR Date posted 10/26/2018 City Clayville State New York Country US Essential Functions: Under direct and continued training, demonstrate proper work methods and procedures, use of tools and equipment and safe work practices. Run written programs, as necessary, for CNC machines to produce production parts. As needed, perform simple machining operations to supp
          White and Williams' Newark Office Nabs 4 From LeClairRyan      Cache   Translate Page      
Partner James Anelli said he's bringing a "full-service group" to Philadelphia-based White and Williams to serve clients in New Jersey, New York and beyond.
      

          2nd Shift Machine Operator      Cache   Translate Page      
NY-Clayville, Businesses PRATT & WHITNEY Job ID 75818BR Date posted 10/26/2018 City Clayville State New York Country US Essential Functions: Under direct and continued training, demonstrate proper work methods and procedures, use of tools and equipment and safe work practices. Run written programs, as necessary, for CNC machines to produce production parts. As needed, perform simple machining operations to supp
          1st Shift Machine Shop      Cache   Translate Page      
NY-Clayville, Businesses PRATT & WHITNEY Job ID 75817BR Date posted 10/26/2018 City Clayville State New York Country US Essential Functions: Under direct and continued training, demonstrate proper work methods and procedures, use of tools and equipment and safe work practices. Run written programs, as necessary, for CNC machines to produce production parts. As needed, perform simple machining operations to supp
          Rumours Claim The Chinese 'CRISPR Babies' Scientist Has Gone Missing - ScienceAlert      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Rumours Claim The Chinese 'CRISPR Babies' Scientist Has Gone Missing  ScienceAlert
  2. Chinese scientist who claimed gene-editing success now missing: report | TheHill  The Hill
  3. Reports: Chinese researcher who claimed to have gene-edited babies goes missing  SFGate
  4. Scientists knew about plans for gene-edited babies and did nothing to stop them  New York Post
  5. He Jiankui, scientist who gene-edited 'Crispr babies', detained in China  Boing Boing
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          Eat more than 6 French fries and risk your life, expert says - New York Post       Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Eat more than 6 French fries and risk your life, expert says  New York Post
  2. Harvard professor who suggested eating only 6 French fries responds to backlash  Fox News
  3. Proper portion of French fries  KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
  4. This Harvard professor says you should eat only 6 fries at once — and people are not here for it  Yahoo Lifestyle
  5. Harvard doctor recommends cutting portion size of fries to six pieces  KOB
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          Akcie v USA prudce oslabily, trh se obává hospodářské recese      Cache   Translate Page      
New York - Americké akcie dnes prudce oslabily a hlavní indexy odepsaly více než tři procenta. Dolů je táhly zejména průmyslové sektory a banky, na které doléhají obavy z hospodářské...
          Seatrain Net Worth      Cache   Translate Page      

Roots-fusion combo Seatrain formed through the ashes from the Blues Task – following exits of the brand new York-based group’s various other people. Flutist/bassist Andy Kulberg and drummer Roy Blumenfeld relocated to Marin State, CA, forming a fresh lineup with vocalist Jim Roberts, ex-Mystery Craze guitarist John Gregory, previous Jim Kweskin Jug Music group violinist …

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          Tencent Files for IPO      Cache   Translate Page      
Tencent Music Entertainment Group filed to raise up to $1.2 billion in an initial public offering on the New York Stock
          New York borsası sert düşüşle kapandı      Cache   Translate Page      
New York borsası, ABD-Çin arasındaki ticaret savaşı ile Fed'in para politikasına ilişkin iyimserliğin azalmasıyla sert geriledi.
          New York Fed Başkanı'ndan kritik faiz açıklaması      Cache   Translate Page      
ABD Merkez Bankası New York Şubesi Başkanı John Williams, bankanın gelecek yıl kademeli faiz artırımlarını sürdürmesini beklediğini açıkladı.
          Dependable Green Garage Doors and Gates 12590      Cache   Translate Page      
Green Garage Doors & Gates Wappinger is a well established company serving the New York area. We are highly regarded throughout the industry for being the ‘preferred installer’ for most of the manufacturers. We are independent from all the garage door and operator manufacturers and are therefore free to pick only the very best garage […]
          Tims Garage Doors and Gates Tarrytown      Cache   Translate Page      
Tim’s Garage Doors & Gates New York is a leading company that offers full garage door services. With over thirteen years combined experience, we offer quality service for residential doors on all applications. We strive to deliver immediate, unparalleled service at a competitive rate with a record that more than reflects our goal as a […]
          Comment on Will ‘The Favourite’ sweep the British Independent Film Awards? by Beth Twist      Cache   Translate Page      
Congratulations Olivia! I just wanted to look you up because I have heard that I look like you...I agree for the most part. I would send you a photo if I had any idea as to where I could send it. Keep up the good work and remember you shine! Beth A. Twist, Orchard Park, New York.
          Dear conservatives: France's 'yellow jacket' protesters are not our friends - Washington Examiner      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Dear conservatives: France's 'yellow jacket' protesters are not our friends  Washington Examiner
  2. These 5 Numbers Explain Why the French Are in the Streets  The New York Times
  3. Macron Blinks in Fuel-Tax Dispute With Yellow Vests  Wall Street Journal
  4. Macron makes U-turn on fuel-tax increases in face of 'yellow vest' protests  Reuters
  5. Macron’s crisis in France is a danger to all of Europe  The Guardian
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          Landmark Theatres sells to production company of billionaire real estate developer      Cache   Translate Page      

Billionaire investors Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner have found a buyer for Landmark Theatres, the nation’s largest owner of arthouse cinemas.

The Los Angeles-based company has been sold to Cohen Media Group, the film production and distribution company of New York real estate billionaire Charles S....


          NYC sets $17 an hour minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers - CBS News      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. NYC sets $17 an hour minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers  CBS News
  2. NYC passes minimum pay wage for Uber and Lyft drivers  Engadget
  3. NYC votes to set minimum pay for Uber, Lyft drivers  Ars Technica
  4. New York Adopts Nation's First Pay Floor for Uber, Lyft, and Other Rideshare Drivers  Gizmodo
  5. New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission approves minimum wage rules for app-based drivers  TechCrunch
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          Le vin d'Antoine Petrus      Cache   Translate Page      

45€

Beau livre (relié). Paru en 11/2018

Le vin d'Antoine Petrus


Antoine Petrus

Un ouvrage superbement illustré, à l’image du savoir-faire et du savoir être de l’un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France. Figure de la sommellerie française, Antoine Pétrus, Meilleur Ouvrier de France, livre ici toutes ses connaissances du monde du vin, ses conseils et ses coups de cœur, ainsi que sa vision très contemporaine de la sommellerie.
Au fil des pages, Antoine Pétrus partage son expertise du vignoble, fruit de son expérience sur le terrain, de sa passion et de rencontres fondamentales avec ces hommes et femmes qui font le vin. Il vous révèle aussi ses secrets de dégustation, ses accords favoris et le carnet d’adresses de ses vignerons préférés. Grâce à des pas à pas détaillés, il vous initie aux gestes techniques du sommelier pour carafer ou décanter un vin, ouvrir un porto comme un professionnel…
• Une introduction très contemporaine au métier de sommelier.
• Une présentation synthétique et les cartes des 13 régions viticoles françaises.
• Un zoom sur la production et les acteurs de 10 vignobles étrangers incontournables.
• Des interviews et des portraits de vignerons, d’ici et d’ailleurs, qui contribuent à l’excellence du monde viticole.
• Une sélection de vins français et étrangers, commentés et complétés de conseils de dégustation et d’accords gastronomiques.

Meilleur jeune sommelier de France (2007), Sommelier de l'année (2008, 2016 et 2017), Meilleur Ouvrier de France sommellerie (2011)... Antoine Pétrus ne compte plus les titres et distinctions. Ce palmarès impressionnant doit être associé à la longue liste des adresses prestigieuses des restaurants avec lesquels il a collaboré. Après avoir fait ses armes auprès des plus grands (Paul Bocuse à Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or ; Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée ; Anselme Selosse, maître de la viticulture française et Serge Dubs, réputé meilleur sommelier du monde), il rejoint à Paris le restaurant de l'Hôtel de Crillon en 2007, puis devient directeur de salle du restaurant Lasserre, où il gère alors une cave de plus 50 000 flacons. Formant des sommeliers de New York à Singapour, Antoine Pétrus devient en 2015 Directeur de la Restauration et chef sommelier du restaurant Clarence, avant de prendre la direction générale du prestigieux Taillevent, qu'il occupe encore aujourd'hui. Il est devenu une référence dans la sommellerie française et un exemple pour la jeune génération de sommeliers.



          Tim Cook : sur les plateformes d’Apple, il n’y a aucune place pour la haine       Cache   Translate Page      
Tim Cook a donné ce 3 décembre un discours durant le sommet à New York de l’ADL (Anti-Defamation League), après avoir reçu le premier trophée « Courage Against Hate » délivré par cette ligue qui lutte contre le racisme et la haine. Le CEO d’Apple, très impliqué dans ce combat, a expliqué haut et fort que son entreprise n’avait qu’un message à adresser à ceux qui « propagent la haine, la division ou la violence : il n’y a aucune place pour vous sur nos plateformes », rapporte The Verge. « Depuis les tout débuts d’iTunes jusqu’à Apple Music aujourd’hui, nous avons toujours proscrit la musique qui entretient une histoire avec la suprématie blanche », a expliqué Tim Cook. « Pourquoi ? Parce que c’est la chose juste à faire. Et comme nous l’avons montré cette année, nous ne donnerons pas de plateforme aux violentes théories du complot. Pourquoi ? Parce que c’est la chose juste à faire ». Le... Lire la suite sur MacGeneration
          Uppgifter: Afghanska spelare utnyttjas sexuellt      Cache   Translate Page      

Den afghanska regeringen har tillsatt en utredning efter att det framkommit uppgifter om att landets kvinnliga landslagsspelare i fotboll har utsatts för sexuella trakasserier från tränare och högt uppsatta män inom det nationella fotbollsförbundet, skriver The New York Times.


          Comment le Grinch a volé Noël      Cache   Translate Page      

13€

Album jeunesse dès 3 ans (cartonné). Paru en 11/2018

Comment le Grinch a volé Noël


Doctor Seuss, Stephen Carrière

Le livre-évènement adapté au cinéma par le studio Illumination ! Une édition collector en toile pour un best-seller international. Saviez-vous qu’il est possible de détester Noël ? À Chouville, le Grinch fait tout pour gâcher la fête qui se prépare : voler les cadeaux, manger la bûche, brûler le sapin, tout y passe ! Mais la magie de Noël est plus forte qu’un Grinch grognon ? Theodor Geisel, alias Dr. Seuss, (1904-1991) est né à Springfield dans le Massachussetts. Après avoir décollé à New York dans la publicité, il révolutionne le livre pour enfants grâce à la force de son imagination, à ses vers rimés et rythmés, et à son vocabulaire adapté à chaque tranche d’âge. Ses livres se sont vendus plus de 600 millions dans le monde dans 36 langues, dont le chinois et le latin.



          Tina Lawson Tells Jay-Z: You Are An Incredible Husband & The Best Father!      Cache   Translate Page      

Tina Lawson Tells Jay-Z: You Are An Incredible Husband & The Best Father! Many New York natives would consider December 4th a local holiday, due to it being the birth of Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter. While fans still await to see what his wife Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is going to say about her husband on his special […]

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          Carbon Monoxide News December 4, 2018, posts updated frequently      Cache   Translate Page      
Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
Scroll back in time through our archives for previous CO News links.
We can learn from others mistakes and efforts to prevent poisoning.

Carbon monoxide safety, we are all in this together.

“Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today.”
Dale Carnegie (1888-1955, bio link)

"Cold Rain and Snow" Grateful Dead - live concert music link, vintage

Daily News Links Are Below These Opening Questions And Warnings
How much carbon monoxide are you in when in any motor vehicle?

Did you know that many people do not measure the air they breathe.

After prevention there is no greater awareness than measurement.
Awareness leads to quick thinking. Measurement leads to quick action.

Are you in the know?

Do I know enough about carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide poisoning to justify never knowing how much is in the air I breathe every day, everywhere I go?”

There are some people who want to be notified of the presence of carbon monoxide at levels or concentrations as soon as the gas is present, at concentrations well below those that can instigate poor health symptoms but not be high enough levels to sound the CO alarm they own.

There are some people who do not want to push a button on their CO alarm to see what low, aggravating levels of the poison might be in their home, or anywhere.


The most recommended CO Alarm in U.S. is a high level alarm

Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms
UL 2034
1.3 Carbon monoxide alarms covered by this standard are not intended to alarm when exposed to long-term, low-level carbon monoxide exposures or slightly higher short-term transient carbon monoxide exposures, possibly caused by air pollution and/or properly installed/maintained fuel-fired appliances and fireplaces…

Bob Dwyer
Carbon Monoxide Safety Association

COSA provides Carbon Monoxide safety education and training.

World Wide Reports - Pollution and Health Effects 
Carbon Monoxide News Links –
More news links below (International Spelling; no edits)

Man hospitalized after carbon monoxide exposure at Christmas on Green Street parade
Gainesville Times
A participant in the Christmas on Green Street parade was hospitalized Sunday after being exposed to carbon monoxide during the annual event. - … at some point got into the back of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. - A generator was running in that vehicle, according to Gainesville Fire Department spokesman Keith Smith. (More)

Merrimack Valley Family Exposed To Carbon Monoxide
CBS Boston
(Video Report) - A boiler malfunction sent children from North Andover to the hospital. WBZ-TV's Anaridis Rodriguez reports. (Video)

Carbon monoxide forces Taco Bell closed
1011now
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - Taco bell is closed tonight due to unsafe carbon monoxide levels. They will remain closed until a faulty hood vent in the kitchen is repaired and inspected. - When Scottsbluff Fire Department arrived at the location which had already begun to air out the building, carbon monoxide levels read at 80 parts per million. (More)

Think twice before warming up your car this winter
WVNS-TV
Oak Hill, WV (WVNS) - As temperatures continue to drop during these winter months, local law enforcement officers warn people not to warm up their cars unattended. - Letting a car idle while it warms up can also be a safety hazard. - The CDC warned people should never run their car inside a garage that is attached to a house even with the garage door open, to avoid Carbon Monoxide poisoning. A study by the U.S. Department of Energy found that it is not necessary to idle to warm up a car, and it actually warms up faster when the car is being driven. (More)

107 heater-linked deaths reported over 5 years
The Japan News
Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) - The death toll from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning caused by heating appliances came to 107 in Japan over the five years through March 2018, according to a survey by an independent administrative agency. - The number of such heater-related accidents totaled 1,064 in the reporting period, the survey by the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation showed. - In a recent case, seven people died in a house fire in Fukushima Prefecture on Nov. 21. Police suspect that heating equipment was the source of the fire. (More)

Update
San Antonio Aquarium to re-open in two days after being shut down for gas threat
FOX 29
SAN ANTONIO — Unvented gas heaters that produced carbon monoxide caused the Leon Valley fire department to temporarily shut down the San Antonio Aquarium Nov. 28 due to the possible gas danger. The unsecure propane tanks and heaters in unvented enclosures can cause carbon monoxide and flammable gas build-up according to city officials. - The City of Leon Valley approved the San Antonio Aquarium's permits Monday morning after a gas threat shutdown the business last week. - (More)

Using a space heater? Make sure it's safe
WKBN.com
AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - Space heaters can be great to keep you warm, but they can also be a hazard. - According to the American Red Cross, nearly half of American families are using some sort of alternative heating source in their home, such as a space heater. - Austintown Fire Chief Andy Frost says his department is very busy this time of year with fire calls and one of the biggest issues is with space heaters. He said it doesn’t take much for them to become very dangerous. (More)

Walk Out Testing – Explore This Training Opportunity
Carbon Monoxide Safety Plus Training 
RSES.org
Saturday, December 15, 2018. 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. LOCATION Southern Careers Institute. 6963 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78238. (Attend this seminar training and receive a low level carbon monoxide monitor to start testing everywhere you go.)

Please Note: "Place a carbon monoxide alarm with a digital display on a seat in the motor vehicle when you are out driving in emergency snow conditions (or always for that specific). Harmful levels of carbon monoxide (CO) can penetrate inside a motor vehicle just due to prevailing winds and exhaust not moving away from the vehicle but under it. If you want to learn more about carbon monoxide, begin measuring it with a personal CO monitor everywhere you go." Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety 
  
Scroll Down For More of Today's CO & Air Quality News Links 
Please, stop diagnostic errors; start testing for carboxyhemoglobin
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Video - Propane (LPG) tanks of any size can violently compound a structure fire – KEEP THEM OUTSIDE
BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) Demonstration - How it Happens Training Video--------

Carbon Monoxide Intoxication 
Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience
Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication is one of the main causes of poisoning in industrialized countries and it often leads to diagnostic errors…

Carbon monoxide intoxication. 
nih.gov
However individuals with ischemic heart disease may experience chest pain and decreased exercise duration at COHb levels between 1% and 9%. COHb levels between 30% and 70% lead to loss of consciousness and eventually death…


Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips
National Fire Protection Association
… If the CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for. Call for help from a fresh air location and stay there until emergency personnel….

NOTE: Listed U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 Carbon Monoxide Alarms
VISUAL DISPLAY:
Must not display under 30PPM in normal operation
AT 70, 150 & 400 PPM display must be accurate within plus or minus 30 Percent

SENSITIVITY TESTING: Resist alarming first times shown, must by second shown time
70PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM ... [BETWEEN 60 _ 240 MINUTES]
150PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM] ... [10 - 50 MINUTES]
400PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 10PPM ... [4 - 15 MINUTES]

“CITIZENS WILL CONTINUE TO DIE & BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL DAILY!”

George Kerr (1933-2017)

More news links below –

We have all been CO poisoned, some more than others
The following link takes you to a site with views from those who have been poisoned. The seriousness of carbon monoxide poisoning, the grief, suffering and disorientations experienced are clearly portrayed with the intent to help others and prevent future poisonings. With respect, please visit: Carbon Monoxide Survivor

What is in the air you are breathing right now?

What will you be doing today; walking into poison?
Who will be responsible for the air you breathe?
You may be the only person who can prevent your own poisoning.
We are all vulnerable to carbon monoxide exposure and poisoning.
Everyone has been poisoned by CO and will be poisoned again. The degree of the poisoning depends upon allowing yourself to be in a situation where someone else controls the air you breathe and the mechanisms for alarming notification.

Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions that come with the carbon monoxide alarm. Know that if it is a U.L. 2034 Listed product (or CSA 6.19 Listed), it is a high level alarm that has been tested to alarm no sooner than 70 PPM at the lowest (the alarm must resist for one hour when above this level) and when over 400 PPM before 15 minutes at the highest concentration, after resisting alarming for 4 minutes when over this level.

Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be as soon as the gas is present in your presence. Pregnant women, infants & children, people with heart & respiratory struggles, those suffering depression or chronic headaches and all people of vulnerable health should be alerted as soon as the gas begins to concentrate, around 10 PPM (parts per million) or lower.

You most likely need a low level carbon monoxide detector to sound off when carbon monoxide hazards are just beginning, not after you’ve been exposed to levels that make you have headaches, flu-like symptoms, increased tiredness, heart stresses or worse.

Do not take risks with carbon monoxide. Take responsibility for the air you breathe and the combustion systems you are responsible for. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for others, unless you think $45.00, high level protection is good enough.

Help prevent injuries and deaths; don’t guess about carbon monoxide. Measure carbon monoxide for safety and knowledge. The more you test the more you learn. GET BUSY

Measurement is continuing education at its best. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
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CO, Air Quality & Pollution News Links
World Air Quality Index - Live Link

Explosion causes fire at IKEA, two people injured
KERO 23ABC News
Firefighters arrived to the million-square-foot warehouse filled with smoke and an activated sprinkler head flowing water into the electrical room. - Witnesses stated that a contractor on site was working on an electrical panel when the panel flashed and started the fire. - KCFD crews located two injured people. One victim had severe burns to his head and face and was transported to a hospital. The second victim refused treatment. (More)

Cooking fire damages Stamford apartment
CT Post
STAMFORD - Fire officials said investigators discovered that cooking oil had ignited and, when the occupant attempted to extinguish the fire with water, the fire flared up and activated a sprinkler overhead and fire was extinguished. - The National Fire Protection Association reports that cooking fires are the top cause of home fires and injuries, and the leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. (More)

Residents escape early morning house fire
ktvo.com
GLENWOOD, Mo. — UPDATE: The residents of a Glenwood, Missouri, home have lost everything after a chimney fire completely destroyed their house in the middle of the night. (More)

How much carbon dioxide is produced per kilowatt hour when generating electricity with fossil fuels? - US Energy Information Administration - Energy Information Administration - EIA - Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government...
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Sit and rest a while; miss the children, prevent repeating this tragedy.
Corfu carbon monoxide deaths: Memorial unveiled in HorburyBBC News
A memorial bench to two young children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu has been unveiled in West Yorkshire…

To all parents everywhere; grief's pain alerts others

Out of tragedy comes the light of love
Chester County Press
Inside, Carly and Daulton had passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning. The gas tank was empty and the ignition was still on. Fumes from the exhaust had been drawn into the car through the air vents… “One of the best things for me is to talk to parents who have also lost a child,” Donna said.
VideoNex
In this informative and succinct video, learn how to identify and appropriately execute the use of a CO2 Fire Extinguisher…


CDC Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 
New Movie Release 2015
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Public domain video from CDC. Carbon monoxide (sometimes referred to as CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced ...
A well put together video is found with the next link, but remember: U.L. 2034 Listed CO Alarms are high level alarms. Use them for protection against acute levels, but be aware you can still experience symptoms of the poisoning even though the devices are in place.

DailyMotion
About Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

JEMS.com - ...site has been designed with this in mind – to create a visual, interactive, educational resource which can hopefully end incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning and save lives… For more information, please visit - www.thesilentkiller.co.uk


Who is responsible for the air you breathe?
Take control inside your homes. 
-Link to: → CO alarm standards – 
The lowest U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 carbon monoxide alarm test point is:
- 70 PPM to 149 PPM –resist one hour, must alarm before 4 hours

Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions. Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be before 70 PPM. It is for pregnant women, infants & children, the elderly and all people of vulnerable health. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Tribute
George Kerr, a pioneer in smoke and carbon monoxide alarm manufacturing passed away in his home during the early morning of July 4, 2017. George will always be remembered for his passion to save lives and protect the health of people through low level carbon monoxide detection and alarming. He lived for over 84 years, beginning his career in fire safety in 1953. “We’ll never know how many lives we’re saving, but I know we are saving a few.” George E. Kerr (1933-2017)

These following links may be of some use to you:
- The World Clock - Time Zones







- Carbon monoxide toxicity-Emergency Medicine Ireland
- Carbon Monoxide Survivor- Views from those who have been poisoned.
- Carbon Monoxide detection- National Fire Protection Association

· Please take CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY CARE during all holiday and everyday activities.
___ 

U.S. Carbon Monoxide Laws for each state
National Conference of State Legislatures
As of March 2018, a majority of states have enacted statutes regarding carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, and another 11 have promulgated regulations on CO detectors. Alaska requires detectors approved by the state fire marshal be installed in all dwellings. Connecticut requires them in all new construction, as does New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia. Florida also requires them in new construction, and in every room with a boiler. Minnesota passed a law requiring detectors in motor boats.

CO Detectors in U.S. Homes
27 states and the District of Columbia require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings via state statute: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia (via adoption of the International Residential Code), Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Certain states limit the installation to buildings with fossil-fuel burning devices, others only require the device be installed upon the sale of the property or unit.

Another 11 states require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings regulatorily through the adoption of the International Residential Code or via an amendment to their state’s building code: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wyoming.

CO Detectors in U.S. Schools
California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine and Maryland require carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in school buildings.

CO Detectors in U.S. Hotels and Motels
Fourteen states require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in hotels and motels under the statute. - Three of those states (New Jersey, Vermont and Wisconsin) have complementary administrative regulations. - Two states (Kansas and Washington) have requirements through administrative regulations alone.
___

Ontario Canada Carbon Monoxide Alarm Legislation
Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
Hawkins-Gignac Act
Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997
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Red Cross - Disaster Relief to safely assist law enforcement, fire department, utility company, city, county and state authorities as repair and rebuilding moves forward. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Nationally, the Red Cross provides food and shelter to people affected by as many as 70,000 fires annually, or about one fire every eight minutes.

The following companies
are acknowledged for their continued support of carbon monoxide safety education and this daily news blog. They may just have what you are looking for.

The Energy Conservatory
Masimo - see RAD 57
Mahugh Fire & Safety
ESCO Institute
TPI - Test Products International
------------------------------------------------

          Carbon Monoxide News December 3, 2018, posts updated frequently      Cache   Translate Page      
Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
Scroll back in time through our archives for previous CO News links.
We can learn from others mistakes and efforts to prevent poisoning.

Carbon monoxide safety, we are all in this together.

“We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.” Paulo Coelho (1947, bio link)

"Roll Me Away" Bob Seeger - music link

Daily News Links Are Below These Opening Questions And Warnings
How much carbon monoxide are you in when in any motor vehicle?

Did you know that many people do not measure the air they breathe.

After prevention there is no greater awareness than measurement.
Awareness leads to quick thinking. Measurement leads to quick action.

Are you in the know?

Do I know enough about carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide poisoning to justify never knowing how much is in the air I breathe every day, everywhere I go?”

There are some people who want to be notified of the presence of carbon monoxide at levels or concentrations as soon as the gas is present, at concentrations well below those that can instigate poor health symptoms but not be high enough levels to sound the CO alarm they own.

There are some people who do not want to push a button on their CO alarm to see what low, aggravating levels of the poison might be in their home, or anywhere.


The most recommended CO Alarm in U.S. is a high level alarm

Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms
UL 2034
1.3 Carbon monoxide alarms covered by this standard are not intended to alarm when exposed to long-term, low-level carbon monoxide exposures or slightly higher short-term transient carbon monoxide exposures, possibly caused by air pollution and/or properly installed/maintained fuel-fired appliances and fireplaces…

Bob Dwyer
Carbon Monoxide Safety Association

COSA provides Carbon Monoxide safety education and training.

World Wide Reports - Pollution and Health Effects 
Carbon Monoxide News Links –
More news links below (International Spelling; no edits)

Officials Remind Public Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Dangers After 3 Hospitalized
CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - “People are turning their furnaces on for the first time. The water heaters tend to run a little bit more. People accidentally start their vehicles with the garage opener in the garage. We have those kinds of issues,” Bellevue Fire Dept. Chief Randy Bailey said. - January is the worst month for carbon monoxide poisoning. - Penn Hills firefighters say three people at a home on Azalea Drive were rushed to the hospital Sunday with carbon monoxide poisoning. - Meanwhile, firefighters in Bellevue responded to a call for possible carbon monoxide poisoning from a motorcycle running in a garage. (More)

Neighbour alerts family of 3 to generator fire
CBC.ca
He went over to his neighbour's house and "opened the door and told the three occupants to get out,"… - Once the woman and two men were safely outside, the neighbour called 911. - … the family was using the generator to power their home after a storm on Thursday knocked out electricity to more than 80,000 customers on the island. - Emergency officials often warn people of the dangers of carbon monoxide when using a generator. - "Obviously, if you have it inside your home or inside your garage, it's going to build up with carbon monoxide and if you go in there you're going to die," (More)

Four Treated for Smoke Inhalation in Eastham, Two Sent to Hospital
Cape Cod Today
Upon arrival, units found 4 occupants of the single story ranch home outside and a heavy smoke condition inside the home. Further investigation found a faulty oil burner which created the smoke. - There were no working smoke or Carbon Monoxide alarms in the rental home. All four occupants suffered… (More)

Walk Out Testing – Explore This Training Opportunity
Carbon Monoxide Safety Plus Training 
RSES.org
Saturday, December 15, 2018. 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. LOCATION Southern Careers Institute. 6963 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78238. (Attend this seminar training and receive a low level carbon monoxide monitor to start testing everywhere you go.)

Please Note: "Place a carbon monoxide alarm with a digital display on a seat in the motor vehicle when you are out driving in emergency snow conditions (or always for that specific). Harmful levels of carbon monoxide (CO) can penetrate inside a motor vehicle just due to prevailing winds and exhaust not moving away from the vehicle but under it. If you want to learn more about carbon monoxide, begin measuring it with a personal CO monitor everywhere you go." Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety 
  
Scroll Down For More of Today's CO & Air Quality News Links 
Please, stop diagnostic errors; start testing for carboxyhemoglobin
--------
Video - Propane (LPG) tanks of any size can violently compound a structure fire – KEEP THEM OUTSIDE
BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) Demonstration - How it Happens Training Video--------

Carbon Monoxide Intoxication 
Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience
Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication is one of the main causes of poisoning in industrialized countries and it often leads to diagnostic errors…

Carbon monoxide intoxication. 
nih.gov
However individuals with ischemic heart disease may experience chest pain and decreased exercise duration at COHb levels between 1% and 9%. COHb levels between 30% and 70% lead to loss of consciousness and eventually death…


Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips
National Fire Protection Association
… If the CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for. Call for help from a fresh air location and stay there until emergency personnel….

NOTE: Listed U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 Carbon Monoxide Alarms
VISUAL DISPLAY:
Must not display under 30PPM in normal operation
AT 70, 150 & 400 PPM display must be accurate within plus or minus 30 Percent

SENSITIVITY TESTING: Resist alarming first times shown, must by second shown time
70PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM ... [BETWEEN 60 _ 240 MINUTES]
150PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM] ... [10 - 50 MINUTES]
400PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 10PPM ... [4 - 15 MINUTES]

“CITIZENS WILL CONTINUE TO DIE & BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL DAILY!”

George Kerr (1933-2017)

More news links below –

We have all been CO poisoned, some more than others
The following link takes you to a site with views from those who have been poisoned. The seriousness of carbon monoxide poisoning, the grief, suffering and disorientations experienced are clearly portrayed with the intent to help others and prevent future poisonings. With respect, please visit: Carbon Monoxide Survivor

What is in the air you are breathing right now?

What will you be doing today; walking into poison?
Who will be responsible for the air you breathe?
You may be the only person who can prevent your own poisoning.
We are all vulnerable to carbon monoxide exposure and poisoning.
Everyone has been poisoned by CO and will be poisoned again. The degree of the poisoning depends upon allowing yourself to be in a situation where someone else controls the air you breathe and the mechanisms for alarming notification.

Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions that come with the carbon monoxide alarm. Know that if it is a U.L. 2034 Listed product (or CSA 6.19 Listed), it is a high level alarm that has been tested to alarm no sooner than 70 PPM at the lowest (the alarm must resist for one hour when above this level) and when over 400 PPM before 15 minutes at the highest concentration, after resisting alarming for 4 minutes when over this level.

Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be as soon as the gas is present in your presence. Pregnant women, infants & children, people with heart & respiratory struggles, those suffering depression or chronic headaches and all people of vulnerable health should be alerted as soon as the gas begins to concentrate, around 10 PPM (parts per million) or lower.

You most likely need a low level carbon monoxide detector to sound off when carbon monoxide hazards are just beginning, not after you’ve been exposed to levels that make you have headaches, flu-like symptoms, increased tiredness, heart stresses or worse.

Do not take risks with carbon monoxide. Take responsibility for the air you breathe and the combustion systems you are responsible for. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for others, unless you think $45.00, high level protection is good enough.

Help prevent injuries and deaths; don’t guess about carbon monoxide. Measure carbon monoxide for safety and knowledge. The more you test the more you learn. GET BUSY

Measurement is continuing education at its best. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
"Love Song To The Earth" - Official Lyric Video

CO, Air Quality & Pollution News Links
World Air Quality Index - Live Link

Fire Department Reminding Residents Of Free Services
OkotoksOnline.com
"We've had quite a few calls for home inspections so it's been really good in the last couple of weeks but the holiday season is coming and we want to try to get into as many homes as we can to ensure that everyone has a festive and happy season. We also want to make sure that all of our residents are using a carbon monoxide detector, that it is working properly, and that it is not out dated."

Carbon monoxide may be an important molecule in migraine and other headaches
SAGE Journals - SAGE Publications
Abstract: Introduction - Carbon monoxide was previously considered to just be a toxic gas. A wealth of recent information has, however, shown that it is also an important endogenously produced signalling molecule involved in multiple biological processes. Endogenously produced carbon monoxide may thus play an important role in nociceptive processing and in regulation of cerebral arterial tone. (More)

Is South Africa's Mpumalanga province the 'world's largest air pollution hotspot'?
Africa Check
The satellite is at a height of 824 kilometres, the team that operates it told Africa Check. Gases in the atmosphere each absorb a specific wavelength of light, so an onboard instrument uses “absorption lines” to determine which gases are present and in what quantity. - Areas with raised concentrations of nitrogen dioxide were identified and the average amount of the gas present over the three-month period worked out. - An international emissions database was then used to pinpoint the specific locations and probable sources of emissions. (More)

How much carbon dioxide is produced per kilowatt hour when generating electricity with fossil fuels? - US Energy Information Administration - Energy Information Administration - EIA - Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government...
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Sit and rest a while; miss the children, prevent repeating this tragedy.
Corfu carbon monoxide deaths: Memorial unveiled in HorburyBBC News
A memorial bench to two young children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu has been unveiled in West Yorkshire…

To all parents everywhere; grief's pain alerts others

Out of tragedy comes the light of love
Chester County Press
Inside, Carly and Daulton had passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning. The gas tank was empty and the ignition was still on. Fumes from the exhaust had been drawn into the car through the air vents… “One of the best things for me is to talk to parents who have also lost a child,” Donna said.
VideoNex
In this informative and succinct video, learn how to identify and appropriately execute the use of a CO2 Fire Extinguisher…


CDC Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 
New Movie Release 2015
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Public domain video from CDC. Carbon monoxide (sometimes referred to as CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced ...
A well put together video is found with the next link, but remember: U.L. 2034 Listed CO Alarms are high level alarms. Use them for protection against acute levels, but be aware you can still experience symptoms of the poisoning even though the devices are in place.

DailyMotion
About Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

JEMS.com - ...site has been designed with this in mind – to create a visual, interactive, educational resource which can hopefully end incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning and save lives… For more information, please visit - www.thesilentkiller.co.uk


Who is responsible for the air you breathe?
Take control inside your homes. 
-Link to: → CO alarm standards – 
The lowest U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 carbon monoxide alarm test point is:
- 70 PPM to 149 PPM –resist one hour, must alarm before 4 hours

Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions. Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be before 70 PPM. It is for pregnant women, infants & children, the elderly and all people of vulnerable health. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Tribute
George Kerr, a pioneer in smoke and carbon monoxide alarm manufacturing passed away in his home during the early morning of July 4, 2017. George will always be remembered for his passion to save lives and protect the health of people through low level carbon monoxide detection and alarming. He lived for over 84 years, beginning his career in fire safety in 1953. “We’ll never know how many lives we’re saving, but I know we are saving a few.” George E. Kerr (1933-2017)

These following links may be of some use to you:
- The World Clock - Time Zones







- Carbon monoxide toxicity-Emergency Medicine Ireland
- Carbon Monoxide Survivor- Views from those who have been poisoned.
- Carbon Monoxide detection- National Fire Protection Association

· Please take CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY CARE during all holiday and everyday activities.
___ 

U.S. Carbon Monoxide Laws for each state
National Conference of State Legislatures
As of March 2018, a majority of states have enacted statutes regarding carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, and another 11 have promulgated regulations on CO detectors. Alaska requires detectors approved by the state fire marshal be installed in all dwellings. Connecticut requires them in all new construction, as does New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia. Florida also requires them in new construction, and in every room with a boiler. Minnesota passed a law requiring detectors in motor boats.

CO Detectors in U.S. Homes
27 states and the District of Columbia require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings via state statute: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia (via adoption of the International Residential Code), Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Certain states limit the installation to buildings with fossil-fuel burning devices, others only require the device be installed upon the sale of the property or unit.

Another 11 states require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings regulatorily through the adoption of the International Residential Code or via an amendment to their state’s building code: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wyoming.

CO Detectors in U.S. Schools
California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine and Maryland require carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in school buildings.

CO Detectors in U.S. Hotels and Motels
Fourteen states require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in hotels and motels under the statute. - Three of those states (New Jersey, Vermont and Wisconsin) have complementary administrative regulations. - Two states (Kansas and Washington) have requirements through administrative regulations alone.
___

Ontario Canada Carbon Monoxide Alarm Legislation
Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
Hawkins-Gignac Act
Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997
___ 

Red Cross - Disaster Relief to safely assist law enforcement, fire department, utility company, city, county and state authorities as repair and rebuilding moves forward. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Nationally, the Red Cross provides food and shelter to people affected by as many as 70,000 fires annually, or about one fire every eight minutes.

The following companies
are acknowledged for their continued support of carbon monoxide safety education and this daily news blog. They may just have what you are looking for.

The Energy Conservatory
Masimo - see RAD 57
Mahugh Fire & Safety
ESCO Institute
TPI - Test Products International
------------------------------------------------

          Carbon Monoxide News December 2, 2018, posts updated frequently      Cache   Translate Page      
Every day is a carbon monoxide safety education day.
Scroll back in time through our archives for previous CO News links.
We can learn from others mistakes and efforts to prevent poisoning.

Carbon monoxide safety, we are all in this together.

“No one recovers from the disease of being born, a deadly wound if there ever was one.” Emil Cioran (1911-1995, bio link)

"Grab Bag" Booker T and the MG's - music link

Daily News Links Are Below These Opening Questions And Warnings
How much carbon monoxide are you in when in any motor vehicle?

Did you know that many people do not measure the air they breathe.

After prevention there is no greater awareness than measurement.
Awareness leads to quick thinking. Measurement leads to quick action.

Are you in the know?

Do I know enough about carbon monoxide and carbon monoxide poisoning to justify never knowing how much is in the air I breathe every day, everywhere I go?”

There are some people who want to be notified of the presence of carbon monoxide at levels or concentrations as soon as the gas is present, at concentrations well below those that can instigate poor health symptoms but not be high enough levels to sound the CO alarm they own.

There are some people who do not want to push a button on their CO alarm to see what low, aggravating levels of the poison might be in their home, or anywhere.


The most recommended CO Alarm in U.S. is a high level alarm

Standard for Single and Multiple Station Carbon Monoxide Alarms
UL 2034
1.3 Carbon monoxide alarms covered by this standard are not intended to alarm when exposed to long-term, low-level carbon monoxide exposures or slightly higher short-term transient carbon monoxide exposures, possibly caused by air pollution and/or properly installed/maintained fuel-fired appliances and fireplaces…

Bob Dwyer
Carbon Monoxide Safety Association

COSA provides Carbon Monoxide safety education and training.

World Wide Reports - Pollution and Health Effects 
Carbon Monoxide News Links –
More news links below (International Spelling; no edits)

Carbon Monoxide Sickens 24 at Red Robin in Orland Park
CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS)– A Red Robin restaurant in Orland Park closed Friday night after a Carbon Monoxide leak sent four to the hospital… After testing, officials say high levels of Carbon Monoxide were detected and the HVAC units were causing the problem. - The restaurant will remain closed until repairs are complete. (Brief, updates pending)

Multiple people being treated for carbon monoxide exposure in Dundalk
Fox Baltimore
BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD (WBFF) The Baltimore County Fire Department says that multiple patients are being treated for carbon monoxide exposure… (Updates Pending)

Shipping Injury Deaths and Injuries
Time to Rethink Safety in Enclosed Spaces
The Maritime Executive
88 people lost their lives due to asphyxiation or carbon monoxide poisoning. Another 18 died as a result of fire or explosions. (More)

Walk Out Testing – Explore This Training Opportunity
Carbon Monoxide Safety Plus Training 
RSES.org
Saturday, December 15, 2018. 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. LOCATION Southern Careers Institute. 6963 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78238. (Attend this seminar training and receive a low level carbon monoxide monitor to start testing everywhere you go.)

Please Note: "Place a carbon monoxide alarm with a digital display on a seat in the motor vehicle when you are out driving in emergency snow conditions (or always for that specific). Harmful levels of carbon monoxide (CO) can penetrate inside a motor vehicle just due to prevailing winds and exhaust not moving away from the vehicle but under it. If you want to learn more about carbon monoxide, begin measuring it with a personal CO monitor everywhere you go." Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety 
  
Scroll Down For More of Today's CO & Air Quality News Links 
Please, stop diagnostic errors; start testing for carboxyhemoglobin
--------
Video - Propane (LPG) tanks of any size can violently compound a structure fire – KEEP THEM OUTSIDE
BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) Demonstration - How it Happens Training Video--------

Carbon Monoxide Intoxication 
Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience
Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication is one of the main causes of poisoning in industrialized countries and it often leads to diagnostic errors…

Carbon monoxide intoxication. 
nih.gov
However individuals with ischemic heart disease may experience chest pain and decreased exercise duration at COHb levels between 1% and 9%. COHb levels between 30% and 70% lead to loss of consciousness and eventually death…


Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips
National Fire Protection Association
… If the CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for. Call for help from a fresh air location and stay there until emergency personnel….

NOTE: Listed U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 Carbon Monoxide Alarms
VISUAL DISPLAY:
Must not display under 30PPM in normal operation
AT 70, 150 & 400 PPM display must be accurate within plus or minus 30 Percent

SENSITIVITY TESTING: Resist alarming first times shown, must by second shown time
70PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM ... [BETWEEN 60 _ 240 MINUTES]
150PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 5PPM] ... [10 - 50 MINUTES]
400PPM [PLUS OR MINUS 10PPM ... [4 - 15 MINUTES]

“CITIZENS WILL CONTINUE TO DIE & BECOME SERIOUSLY ILL DAILY!”

George Kerr (1933-2017)

More news links below –

We have all been CO poisoned, some more than others
The following link takes you to a site with views from those who have been poisoned. The seriousness of carbon monoxide poisoning, the grief, suffering and disorientations experienced are clearly portrayed with the intent to help others and prevent future poisonings. With respect, please visit: Carbon Monoxide Survivor

What is in the air you are breathing right now?

What will you be doing today; walking into poison?
Who will be responsible for the air you breathe?
You may be the only person who can prevent your own poisoning.
We are all vulnerable to carbon monoxide exposure and poisoning.
Everyone has been poisoned by CO and will be poisoned again. The degree of the poisoning depends upon allowing yourself to be in a situation where someone else controls the air you breathe and the mechanisms for alarming notification.

Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions that come with the carbon monoxide alarm. Know that if it is a U.L. 2034 Listed product (or CSA 6.19 Listed), it is a high level alarm that has been tested to alarm no sooner than 70 PPM at the lowest (the alarm must resist for one hour when above this level) and when over 400 PPM before 15 minutes at the highest concentration, after resisting alarming for 4 minutes when over this level.

Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be as soon as the gas is present in your presence. Pregnant women, infants & children, people with heart & respiratory struggles, those suffering depression or chronic headaches and all people of vulnerable health should be alerted as soon as the gas begins to concentrate, around 10 PPM (parts per million) or lower.

You most likely need a low level carbon monoxide detector to sound off when carbon monoxide hazards are just beginning, not after you’ve been exposed to levels that make you have headaches, flu-like symptoms, increased tiredness, heart stresses or worse.

Do not take risks with carbon monoxide. Take responsibility for the air you breathe and the combustion systems you are responsible for. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for others, unless you think $45.00, high level protection is good enough.

Help prevent injuries and deaths; don’t guess about carbon monoxide. Measure carbon monoxide for safety and knowledge. The more you test the more you learn. GET BUSY

Measurement is continuing education at its best. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety
"Love Song To The Earth" - Official Lyric Video

CO, Air Quality & Pollution News Links
World Air Quality Index - Live Link

Get and Maintain Smoke and CO Alarms
2 people, including child, die after house fire in Greenville Co.
WSPA.com
The coroner says both victims died from smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide intoxication. According to the coroner, one person was able to get out… (More, Grief)

And Take a Digital Carbon Monoxide Alarm With You
NDOT Reminds Motorists to Ready Themselves for Winter Driving
KLKN
Drivers also should let others know where they are going, the route they are taking and when they will be arriving. - If drivers become stranded while traveling, they should stay in their vehicle until help arrives. - They should only run the vehicle’s motor sparingly and keep a window cracked to prevent buildup of carbon monoxide. - They should carry a red flag or bandana in the car, and attach it to the outside to signal for help. (More, Be Safe)

How much carbon dioxide is produced per kilowatt hour when generating electricity with fossil fuels? - US Energy Information Administration - Energy Information Administration - EIA - Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government...
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Sit and rest a while; miss the children, prevent repeating this tragedy.
Corfu carbon monoxide deaths: Memorial unveiled in HorburyBBC News
A memorial bench to two young children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu has been unveiled in West Yorkshire…

To all parents everywhere; grief's pain alerts others

Out of tragedy comes the light of love
Chester County Press
Inside, Carly and Daulton had passed away from carbon monoxide poisoning. The gas tank was empty and the ignition was still on. Fumes from the exhaust had been drawn into the car through the air vents… “One of the best things for me is to talk to parents who have also lost a child,” Donna said.
VideoNex
In this informative and succinct video, learn how to identify and appropriately execute the use of a CO2 Fire Extinguisher…


CDC Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 
New Movie Release 2015
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Public domain video from CDC. Carbon monoxide (sometimes referred to as CO) is a colorless, odorless gas produced ...
A well put together video is found with the next link, but remember: U.L. 2034 Listed CO Alarms are high level alarms. Use them for protection against acute levels, but be aware you can still experience symptoms of the poisoning even though the devices are in place.

DailyMotion
About Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

JEMS.com - ...site has been designed with this in mind – to create a visual, interactive, educational resource which can hopefully end incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning and save lives… For more information, please visit - www.thesilentkiller.co.uk


Who is responsible for the air you breathe?
Take control inside your homes. 
-Link to: → CO alarm standards – 
The lowest U.L. 2034 & CSA 6.19 carbon monoxide alarm test point is:
- 70 PPM to 149 PPM –resist one hour, must alarm before 4 hours

Please read the alarm information on the package and in the instructions. Know when your fire department and emergency responders begin wearing their breathing apparatus and what their civilian evacuation levels are for carbon monoxide; it may be before 70 PPM. It is for pregnant women, infants & children, the elderly and all people of vulnerable health. Bob Dwyer, CSME Carbon Monoxide Safety

Tribute
George Kerr, a pioneer in smoke and carbon monoxide alarm manufacturing passed away in his home during the early morning of July 4, 2017. George will always be remembered for his passion to save lives and protect the health of people through low level carbon monoxide detection and alarming. He lived for over 84 years, beginning his career in fire safety in 1953. “We’ll never know how many lives we’re saving, but I know we are saving a few.” George E. Kerr (1933-2017)

These following links may be of some use to you:
- The World Clock - Time Zones







- Carbon monoxide toxicity-Emergency Medicine Ireland
- Carbon Monoxide Survivor- Views from those who have been poisoned.
- Carbon Monoxide detection- National Fire Protection Association

· Please take CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY CARE during all holiday and everyday activities.
___ 

U.S. Carbon Monoxide Laws for each state
National Conference of State Legislatures
As of March 2018, a majority of states have enacted statutes regarding carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, and another 11 have promulgated regulations on CO detectors. Alaska requires detectors approved by the state fire marshal be installed in all dwellings. Connecticut requires them in all new construction, as does New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia. Florida also requires them in new construction, and in every room with a boiler. Minnesota passed a law requiring detectors in motor boats.

CO Detectors in U.S. Homes
27 states and the District of Columbia require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings via state statute: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia (via adoption of the International Residential Code), Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Certain states limit the installation to buildings with fossil-fuel burning devices, others only require the device be installed upon the sale of the property or unit.

Another 11 states require carbon monoxide detectors in private dwellings regulatorily through the adoption of the International Residential Code or via an amendment to their state’s building code: Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wyoming.

CO Detectors in U.S. Schools
California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine and Maryland require carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in school buildings.

CO Detectors in U.S. Hotels and Motels
Fourteen states require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in hotels and motels under the statute. - Three of those states (New Jersey, Vermont and Wisconsin) have complementary administrative regulations. - Two states (Kansas and Washington) have requirements through administrative regulations alone.
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Ontario Canada Carbon Monoxide Alarm Legislation
Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
Hawkins-Gignac Act
Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997
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Nationally, the Red Cross provides food and shelter to people affected by as many as 70,000 fires annually, or about one fire every eight minutes.

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 درباره‌ی کتاب زندگی روزمره‌ی تهی‌دستان شهری، نوشته‌ی علیرضا صادقی


مطالعه‌ی فرودستان به‌مثابه پژوهش رهایی‌بخش. این به‌گمانم دستاورد مهم علیرضا صادقی برای مطالعات تهی‌دستان در ایران است؛ مطالعاتی که، اگر نه تمامی که بخش زیادی از آنها، در تقلاهای فردی و جمعیِ محروم‌شدگان، و عمل و کردار عادی و معمولی آنان در متن زندگی روزمره، هر چیزی دیده‌اند جز عاملیت. صادقی اما در پرکتیس زندگی غیررسمی این گروه‌ها، برخاسته از ضرورت‌های بقا، یک هستیِ اجتماعیِ همراه با خودمختاری، انعطاف‌پذیری و عمل‌گرایی می­بیند، و با نظر کردن به امر محلی به‌عنوان عرصه‌ی مهم نبرد و مقاومت، سیاست‌زدایی از عاملیت تهی‌دستان را نقد می‌کند. فقرپژوهی در ایران، سال‌های سال، از تولید اجتماعی تهی‌دستان شامل شیوه‌ی زندگی، مقاومت‌های روزمره و فعالیت‌شان در مشاغل غیررسمی چشم پوشیده، یا بهره‌کشانه با آن مواجه شده است. بدین‌سان، همان‌طور که مولف کتاب گفته است، با ساختن هویت‌های آسیب‌شناختی برای اقشار فرودست و نزدیک‌شدن به گفتمان‌های متعارف درباره‌ی گروه‌های فاقد امتیاز، این گروه‌ها «درون یک نظام تمایزگذاری خاص، سوژه‌ی نظمِ تصاحب‌گر بازار» شده‌اند. بازارزدگان اما پذیرنده‌ی منفعل فرامین فرادستان نیستند و در کردارهای پیش‌پاافتاده و آرام روزمره در مواجهه با تهاجم نیروی دولت، بازار و گروه‌های برخوردار به زیست اجتماعی و معیشتی‌شان، نقش خود را بر تغییرات اجتماعی وسیع‌تر حک می‌کنند.

صادقی از چشم‌انداز منافع طبقات پایین به تحلیل سیاست‌های خُرد، محلی، عینی و مستقیم آنان پرداخته و تنش‌های ناشی از بازاری‌کردن قلمروهای اجتماعی را زمینه‌ساز رفتارهای ضدقدرت فرودستان شهری دانسته است. از دل همین رفتارها و نفوذ نسبی به ساختارهای موجود، ایدئولوژی نخبگان حاکم در متن یک مبارزه‌ی دائمی بر سر دفاع از منافع مادی، معنای معینی می‌یابد. ناجنبش تهی‌دستان شهری، یا نسخه‌ی پنهان مقاومت‌شان درون عرصه­های اجتماعی غیررسمی، هم دفاعی است و هم میل به پیشروی دارد، و این واقعیتِ متناقض و ناهمگنِ حیات تهی‌دستان و پویایی رابطه‌ی قدرت بین آنها و مقامات مسئول، منبع مهم تحلیل زیست‌شان است. در برابر پیشروی افسارگسیخته‌ی بازار و دست‌درازی بی‌هیچ مرزگذاری‌اش به معیشت تهی‌دستان، و در کار نبودنِ تشکیلاتی که نارضایتی‌شان را به گفتمانی سیاسی گره بزند، آنها ناگزیر از آن بوده­اند که تن به راهکارهای محتاطانه‌تر و واقع‌بینانه‌تر بسپارند. هدف تهی‌دستان، در بیشینه‌ی موارد، نه مبارزه‌ی جمعی و آگاهانه‌ی اقتصادی- سیاسی با دولت، که تقلایی معمولی و بدیهی‌انگاشته‌شده برای کسب دستاوردهای فوری و عینی، تخفیف تنگناها و درد و رنج‌شان، و خلاصی از ریاضت‌کشی است. شاید این هم از کارکردهای پوپولیسم است که مردم عادی را وامی‌دارد تا برای جلب حمایت، به شیوه‌ی فردگرایانه با مقامات ارتباط برقرار کنند و به این ترتیب، میلیون‌ها فقیر، نامرئی و جدا از هم باقی بمانند؛ پوپولیسمی که خاصه در نسخه‌ی راست‌گرایانه‌اش، به تعبیر هارت و نگری، «تهی‌دستان و فرودستان جامعه را – به اسم مردم- علیه نخبگان بسیج می‌کند اما رهاوردش چیزی جز حفظ یا بازآوری سلسله‌مراتب‌های اجتماعی نیست، و در واقع «از انرژی توده‌ها برای تقویت قدرت نخبگان استفاده می‌کند.»[1] سیاست طبقات فرودست در برابر نظام بازارگرای خشن و بی‌رحم و دیوان‌سالاری دولتی ناکارآمد و تمامیت‌خواه، البته که به شبکه‌های اجتماعی غیررسمی نیز راه می‌برد. تهی‌دستان شهری با برقرار کردن روابط و نهادهای بدیل، خودمانی یا غیررسمی (شبکه‌های گذران زندگی)، به شکل عمل‌گرایانه، نه ایدئولوژیک و ضرورتاً آگاهانه، شکل خاصی از تأمین معیشت را درون بازار دست‌وپا می‌کنند. این عمل، صرفاً حاصل خلاقیت رانده‌شدگان از بازار نیست بلکه رهاورد گردش و انباشت سرمایه و از الزامات شهری‌شدن سرمایه هم هست. وقتی دولت از وظایف اجتماعی‌اش کنار می‌کشد و بازار، زندگی تهی‌دستان را به جهنم بدل می‌کند، قلمروهای بدیلی برای بقای این گروه‌ها شکل می‌گیرد یا گسترش می‌یابد، هرچند این قلمروهای بدیلِ غیررسمی نیز از تعدی فزاینده‌ی نیروهای بازار در امان نیست.

نویسنده‌ی کتاب زندگی روزمره‌ی تهی‌دستان شهری، اقشار فرودست را نه یکسره قربانیِ منفعل تحولات ساختاری، بلکه در کارزاری دائمی با رژیم خلع‌ید نولیبرال برای بقا درنظرگرفته است. غیررسمی‌بودن اگرچه انتخاب مطلوب تهی‌دستان شهری نیست، به نیروی محرکه‌ی مهمی برای مقاومت‌شان رویاروی نظام‌های رسمی و بوروکراتیک بدل شده است؛ شاید تهاجم ویرانگر نولیبرالیسم، بذر خوداتکایی و مسئولیت‌پذیری شخصی را نیز درون این گروه‌ها پرورانده است. در پیکره‌ی اجتماعی- فضایی‌ای که هنوز به تملک و انحصار کامل ذی‌نفعان قدرتمند درنیامده است، جدوجهد تهی‌دستان برای بازپس‌گیری حق به شهر در برابر نیروهای دولت و بازار، شهر غارتگر نولیبرال را به جایی تبدیل کرده که در خودش نیروی خلقِ زیست‌جهان­های موازی را نیز حمل می‌کند.

کتاب علیرضا صادقی، ادامه‌دهنده‌ی سنت فکری آصف بیات (به‌ویژه کتاب سیاست‌های خیابانی: جنبش تهی‌دستان در ایران) است؛ با این پرسش محوری که در مقایسه با پژوهش بیات در دهه‌ی 60، سیاست تهی‌دستان چه تغییراتی داشته است. هر دو محقق، از تأثیر اقدامات معمولی مردم عادی بر دگرگونی اجتماعی سخن گفته‌اند، تغییرات محلی را مهم دیده‌اند، و شکل‌های روزانه‌ی مقاومت در برابر هجوم گروه‌های فرادست را برجسته کرده‌اند. در دیدگاه بیات، تهی‌دستان «در کنار گریز از رویه‌های محدودکننده‌ی مدرنیته، از ابعاد رهایی‌بخش آن استقبال می‌کنند.»[2] بیات به تغییر شکل‌های مقاومت هرروزه توجه کرده و اساساً تغییر را به‌عنوان پیامد سیاست فرودستان درنظر گرفته است. وی ضمن مواجهه‌ی انتقادی با دیدگاه‌های متعارف درباره‌ی تهی‌دستان مثل فقیر منفعل، استراتژی‌های بقا، و جنبش‌های اجتماعی شهری، نظریه‌ی پیشروی آرام مردم عادی (برخاسته از موقعیت اجتماعی آن‌ها و ساختار فرصت‌های‌شان) را صورت‌بندی کرده است. صادقی نیز پایه‌ی کار را بر همین تفکر گذاشته و البته متغیرهای جدیدی به این معادله افزوده است. محض نمونه، طرح مفهوم پوپولیسم نولیبرال برای تبیین تفاوت‌های زیست تهی‌دستان در دهه‌های 60 و 90، و پاسخ به این پرسش که آیا ایران را می‌توان جامعه­ای نولیبرا‌ل‌شده دانست؟ تصویب قانون هدفمندی یارانه­ها و آزادسازی اقتصادی در سال 89، زمینه‌ی تاریخی کار صادقی برای افزودن و پروبلماتیزه‌کردن نسبت نولیبرالیسم با زندگی روزمره‌ی تهی‌دستان شهری شده است. بیات برخلاف پساساختارگرایان (که قدرت را نامتمرکز و در گردش می‌بینند) معتقد است که قدرت را باید متراکم‌تر دید، اما چون پژوهش خود را زمانی انجام داد که هنوز بازاری‌کردن جامعه چنین فراگیر و ویرانگر نشده بود، قدرت بازار را کم‌تر از حد واقعی آن ارزیابی کرد. این البته از ارزش کار روشنگرانه‌ی بیات کم نمی‌کند. وی با نقد ذاتی‌کردنِ مفهوم انسان حاشیه‌ای، این مفهوم را حاصل علاقه‌ی ایدئولوژیک به برساختن یک دیگری برای گروه‌های بهنجار مثل طبقات متوسط شهری دانست، و نقطه‌ی تمایز زیست‌جهان تهی‌دستان را نه فرهنگ ذاتی‌شده‌ی فقر بلکه زندگی غیررسمی خواند. بیات به سازمان‌نیافته‌بودن تهی‌دستان اشاره کرده و گفته سیاست‌های آنان به شکل عمل فردی در زیست‌جهان‌های فرعی ظاهر می‌شود. از سوی دیگر، صادقی با رد دوگانه‌ی انقلاب/ انفعال در مورد تهی‌دستان، به مقاومت مسالمت‌آمیزشان نظر کرده است. اگر بیات، رفتار تصرف‌کنندگان املاک و اشغال‌کنندگان خانه‌ها، آپارتمان‌ها و هتل‌ها را به‌مثابه نوعی پیشروی افقی شرح کرده و دستفروشان را شورشیان خیابان نامیده است، صادقی از «شورش آرام نان»، «پیشروی عمودی» (افزودن به طبقات خانه)، و خیریه‌ای‌شدن بقا در کنار کارکرد خیریه‌ها برای حکومت‌مندی سخن گفته و «موتورسواران معیشتی» را شورشیان جدید خیابان معرفی کرده است. کار هر دو محقق، نوعی تاریخ از پایین برمبنای جمع‌آوری اطلاعات از فرودستان و تهی‌دستان است؛ همان چیزی که یرواند آبراهامیان در مقدمه‌ی ترجمه‌ی فارسی کتاب تکوین طبقه‌ی کارگر در انگلستان به آن اشاره کرده است: «اهمیت وارسی جزئی‌نگرانه‌ی زیست این گروه‌ها در متن تغییرات اقتصادی- اجتماعی- سیاسی». تاریخ از پایین، ناظر به «دیدگاه مردم عادی و گروه‌های به‌حاشیه‌رانده شده» است و «با برجسته‌کردن حس توهین‌دیدگی مردمان، حقیقت را به صاحبان قدرت می­گوید.»[3]

رویکرد میدانی اصلی علیرضا صادقی، مردم‌نگاری است. «مردم‌نگاری، واکنشی خلاقانه به واقعیت روزمره است؛ واقعیت روزمره‌ی مورد مطالعه، و واقعیت روزمره‌ای که شرایط مطالعه را شکل می‌دهد.»[4] این رویکرد، بدون بهره‌جستن از انواع داده‌ها، نارسا از کار درمی‌آید. «تقریباً هر چیزی، تا زمانی که درونِ مجموعه‌ای از پرکتیس‌ها و معانی فرهنگیِ مختص یک گروهِ معین تعریف می‌شود، می‌تواند داده‌ی مردم‌نگارانه باشد.»[5] مولف این کتاب برای اعتباردادن به یافته‌های تحقیق از مصاحبه، مشاهده، تحلیل اسناد، مقالات و کتاب‌ها، گزارش‌های رسمی، مکاتبات اداری، وب‌سایت‌ها، آرشیو روزنامه‌های محلی و ملی، فیلم‌ها و برنامه‌های تلویزیونی، نامه‌های تهی‌دستان به مقامات دولتی و همچنین پرسشنامه استفاده کرده است. در شرایطی که دسترسی به داده‌ی معتبر در بسیاری از زمینه‌های مطالعاتی به‌سادگی میسر نیست، رد پای چندبعدی‌سازیِ داده‌ها در این کتاب به‌خوبی دیده می‌شود، و من، برخلاف دیدگاهی که روزنامه­‌‌ها را منبع معتبری نمی‌داند، معتقدم که اگر مطالب پرشمار روزنامه‌ای نمی‌بود، غنای یافته‌های کتاب تا این اندازه نبود. حقیقت این است که داستان‌های متفاوتی درباره‌ی یک موقعیت می‌توان بیان کرد و این پژوهش/ روایت، صرفاً یکی از داستان­ها درباب جهان اجتماعی است. رویکرد همدلانه‌ی محقق به گروه‌های مورد مطالعه، کمابیش به این دلیل است که «بسیاری از کارهای مردم‌نگارانه، واجد نوعی پای‌بندی سیاسی یا عملی ]به موضوعِ مورد بررسی[ فراتر از تولید دانشِ مرتبط با ارزش است.»[6] مردم‌نگاری انتقادی به‌مثابه مطالعه‌ی بازاندیشانه‌ی رنج و نابرابری اجتماعی، نسبتی با عینیتِ کلیشه‌ایِ پژوهش علوم اجتماعی ندارد، و موضع فاصله‌دارِ محقق در علوم اجتماعی، با بنیادهای رهایی‌بخش آن ناسازگار است. چنین پژوهشی «به پویایی‌شناسی قدرت نظر می‌کند که ذاتیِ اَعمال اجتماعی خُرد (micropractices) است». این روش، «برداشت‌های سنتی درباره‌ی ارزش‌یابی کیفیت تحقیق را از نو چارچوب‌بندی می‌کند و اعتبارش به این بستگی دارد که چه­قدر به فهم یا مقاومت در برابر شکل‌های گوناگون هژمونی کمک می‌کند و تا چه‌حد در خدمت تغییر اجتماعی قرار می‌گیرد.»[7] در واقع، در این روش با کنترل عضو یا اعتبار پاسخ‌گو و همچنین اعتبار بازاندیشی سروکار داریم نه معیارهای سنتی اعتبار.

پروژه‌ی آزادسازی قیمت‌ها در سال 89، که پژوهش علیرضا صادقی به بخشی از لایه‌های زیرین آن راه برده است، ابعاد حیرت‌انگیزی به نولیبرالیسم در ایران داد: «مهم‌ترین اصل نولیبرالیسم این است: بازار به ما می‌گوید حقیقت چیست. این یک مسأله‌ی معرفت‌شناسانه است و نه صرفاً اقتصادی. در همه‌ی دولت‌های پس از جنگ، وقتی دولتمردان می‌گفتند دولت نباید در کار مردم دخالت کند مقصودشان این بود که دولت نباید در کار بازار آزاد دخالت کند. نولیبرال‌های وطنی حتی معتقدند که مردم هم نباید در کار بازار دخالت کنند.»[8] مجموعه سیاست‌های تعدیل ساختاری، خصوصی‌سازی و آزادسازی قیمت‌ها که پس از جنگ برای روشن‌کردن موتور انباشت سرمایه به‌کار بسته شد به «اختلاف‌های طبقاتی حاد و احتمالاً بی‌سابقه در تمامی‌ طول تاریخ معاصر»[9] انجامیده است. ظرف سال‌های گذشته، رها کردن بخش اجتماعی در دست نیروهای بازار آزاد با هدف تغییر کلان‌مقیاس نقش دولت، «جنبه‌های ضمنی عمیقی برای زیست تهی‌دستان و تجربه‌های دسترس‌پذیرشان به همراه داشته است.»[10] وقتی «دولت، با تمام قدرت، حامی انباشت از راه سلب مالکیت می‌شود و آن را هزینه‌ی ضروری برای رسیدن به پیشرفتی بزرگ در توسعه‌ی سرمایه‌دارانه تلقی می‌کند»،[11] طبق معمول، این تهی‌دستان هستند که هزینه‌ی بیش‌تری می‌پردازند. با کالایی­‌شدن امر شهری، «فضای شهری به ابژه‌ی بسیار فراگیر شکل‌گیری ارزش مازاد تبدیل می‌شود»[12] و «فضای کالایی‌شده‌ی شهرِ سرمایه‌دار به‌مثابه تعیین‌کننده‌ی کلیدی پرکتیس‌های شهری» عمل می‌کند.[13] «وقتی قرار باشد جذب مازاد سرمایه از طریق تغییر شهر صورت بگیرد، و کیفیت زندگی شهری، همچون خودِ شهر، هرچه بیش‌تر به کالا تبدیل می‌شود، تهی‌دستان، محرومان و رانده‌شدگان از قدرت بیش از دیگران از کشمکش‌های غالباً طبقاتی آسیب می‌بینند.»[14] زیست‌جهان و سیاست‌های تهی‌دستان را ازجمله باید در چنین زمینه‌ای تحلیل کرد. تقلای آن‌ها بخشی از «سیاست گسترده‌ی مقاومت در برابر نولیبرالیسم و سرمایه‌داری در سراسر جهان» است.[15]

اگرچه «در کشاکش بین آن‌چه برای افراد خوب است و آن‌چه برای انباشت سرمایه خوب است، اولویت به نیازهای سرمایه داده شده است»،[16] واکنش اقشار تهی‌دست به این وضعیت، انفعال و انتظار نبوده است. کتاب علیرضا صادقی، تأییدی بر این جملات اسکات است: «فرودستان، در ساختارهای وسیع انقیاد، زندگی اجتماعی گسترده‌ای دارند که بیرون از دایره‌ی کنترل بی‌واسطه‌ی فرادستان است. آن‌ها شاید آشکارا به شرایط­شان اعتراض نکنند اما در پس پرده به ایجاد و دفاع از فضای اجتماعی‌ای می‌پردازند که مجال مخالفت با روایت‌های رسمی را فراهم می‌آورد.»[17] شاید سرپا ماندن جامعه در چنین وضعیتی به این دلیل است که «توانسته قوانین انباشت سرمایه را در راستای بازتولید خود تحمیل کند»[18] اما آیا این به معنای تقلیل مقاومت در برابر اثرات مخرب اندیشه‌ی نولیبرال هم هست؟ گمان نمی­کنم. ادامه‌ی این مقاومت، چه چیزی عاید تهی‌دستان خواهد کرد؟ پاسخ مشخصی وجود ندارد. آیا شاهد «جنبشی درجهت گذارِ ضدسرمایه‌داری» هستیم یا «نوعی نولیبرالیسمِ بازسازی­شده»[19] انتظارمان را می­کشد؟ این هم نامعلوم است. تنها چیزی که قطعیت دارد ضرورتِ ادامه‌ی پژوهش­هایی از این دست برای غنا بخشیدن به مطالعات فرودستان در جامعه‌ی ایران است.

مشخصات کتاب:
علیرضا صادقی، زندگی روزمره‌ی تهی‌دستان شهری، نشر آگاه، تهران، 1397

پی‌نوشت‌ها

[1] Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Assembly, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017) p. 51.

[2] آصف بیات، سیاست‌های خیابانی: جنبش تهی‌دستان ایران، ترجمه‌ی اسدالله نبوی چاشمی (نشر پردیس دانش، 1393) صفحه‌ی 32.

[3] ادوارد پالمر تامپسون، تکوین طبقه‌ی کارگر در انگلستان، ترجمه‌ی محمد مالجو، (نشر آگاه، 1395) صفحه‌های 10و 9.

[4] نهال نفیسی، «مردم‌نگاری و نیم‌قرن تغییر و تحول در فرهنگ حرفه‌ای انسان‌شناسی»، مجله‌ی پژوهش‌های انسان‌شناسی ایران، سال اول، شماره‌ی اول، 1390، صفحه‌ی 74.

[5] Margaret D. LeCompte and Jean J. Schensul, Designing & Conducting Ethnographic Research, (Maryland (Lanham): Alta Mira Press, 2010).

[6] Martyn Hammersley, Ethnography: Problems and Prospects, (Ethnography and Education, 2006, Vol. 1, No. 1) p. 14.

[7] Urmitapa Dutta, “Ethnographic Approaches”, in Leonard Jason and David Glenwick (eds.), Handbook of Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).

[8] یوسف اباذری، «نولیبرال­های ایرانی را دست‌کم نگیرید»، سخنرانی در همایش عقلانیت و اعتدال در جهان معاصر، روزنامه‌ی صبح نو، شماره‌ی 126، 25 آبان 1395، صفحه‌ی 13.

[9] پرویز صداقت، «شاهد دیکتاتوری نولیبرال‌های اقتصادی در کشور هستیم»، گفت‌وگو با «قانون»، پایگاه فرارو (fararu.com)، 7 دی 1392.

[10] Serena Romano, Moralising Poverty: The Undeserving Poor in the Public Gaze, (London and New York: Routledge, 2018).

[11] دیوید هاروی، امپریالیسم جدید، ترجمه‌ی حسین رحمتی، (نشر اختران، 1397) صفحه‌ی 153.

[12] نیل برنر، پیتر مارکوزه و مارگیت مایر، شهرها برای مردم نه برای سوداگری، ترجمه‌ی محمود عبدالله­زاده، (دفتر پژوهش‌های فرهنگی، 1396) صفحه‌ی 97.

[13] سیمون پارکر، نظریه‌ی شهری و تجربه‌ی شهری، ترجمه‌ی حمیدرضا تلخابی و فرخ مهرآیین، (نشر تیسا، 1397) صفحه‌ی 240.

[14] دیوید هاروی، عدالت اجتماعی و شهر، ترجمه‌ی محمدرضا حائری، (سازمان فناوری اطلاعات و ارتباطات شهرداری تهران، 1395) صفحه‌های 376 و 374.

[15] دیوید هاروی، فضاهای امید، ترجمه‌ی علیرضا جباری، (نشر افکار، 1395) صفحه‌ی 326.

[16] آندری ژلنیتس، فضا و نظریه‌ی اجتماعی، ترجمه‌ی آیدین ترکمه، (انتشارات علمی و فرهنگی، 1396) صفحه‌ی 247.

[17] جیمز اسکات، سلطه و هنر مقاومت: روایت‌های نهانی، ترجمه‌ی افشین خاکباز، (نشر مرکز، 1396) صفحه‌ی 3.

[18] دیوید هاروی، شهری‌شدن سرمایه: چرخه‌ی دوم انباشت سرمایه در تولید محیط مصنوع، ترجمه‌ی عارف اقوامی مقدم، (نشر اختران، 1387) صفحه‌ی 63.

[19] دیوید هاروی، از حق به شهر تا شهرهای شورشی، ترجمه‌ی خسرو کلانتری و پرویز صداقت، (نشر آگاه، 1395) صفحه‌ی 224.
منبع: نقد اقتصاد سیاسی


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Contact: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org   NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue (photo) comments on Pope Francis and the mainstream media:   When it comes to reporting what Pope Francis says about sexuality, the reaction of the mainstream media is stunning. Whenever he says something they consider ill-liberal, they simply don't report it.   The cover-up continued this Source: Catholic League
          Satan Consumed 'God Is Dead' Author      Cache   Translate Page      
Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org   NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the death of Thomas Altizer:   God isn't dead, but the author who famously declared He is is. Thomas Altizer passed away last week, though few people took note of it. He was the subject of the April 8, 1966 cover story of Time magazine. The black background and bold red lettering shouted ou Source: Catholic League
          New York Times      Cache   Translate Page      
Why Hospitals Should Let You Sleep — article by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management
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How Pollution Can Hurt the Health of the Economy — article by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management
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Something Happened to U.S. Drug Costs in the 1990s — article by Austin Frakt, associate professor of health law, policy & management
          Bad Landlord? These Coders Are Here to Help.      Cache   Translate Page      

Dan Kass uses his coding skills to build software that could help tenants in New York City.


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          Wanted for Allegedly Groping 9-Year-Old Boy Caught on Camera      Cache   Translate Page      

Wanted for Allegedly Groping 9-Year-Old Boy Caught on Camera ID #18-539 New York police are searching for the man who groped a 9-year-old boy on a Manhattan subway. He allegedly rubbed the child’s thigh while on a southbound A train. They say it happened Monday at 6:55 a.m. near the 14th Street Station. He apparently […]

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          Amber Alert Joanna Coates Missing, Robert Gonzalez Wanted      Cache   Translate Page      

Amber Alert Joanna Coates Missing, Robert Gonzalez Wanted ID #18-538 NEW YORK — An Amber Alert has been issued for a 14-year-old girl who was abducted from upstate New York over the weekend and police believe the girl and her alleged kidnapper may be headed to NYC. Joanna Coates, 14, was allegedly last seen with […]

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          JConnelly Launches Corporate Social Responsibility Division Helmed by Sustainability Expert Thomas M. Kostigen      Cache   Translate Page      

JConnelly, a leading integrated communications and marketing firm, is expanding its services and specialties, adding a corporate social responsibility (CSR) division headed by globally recognized sustainability expert and New York Times bestselling author Thomas M. Kostigen.

The new division will build on JConnelly’s legacy of strategic storytelling to help companies provide greater context and transparency around their environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs. Through multimedia content and personalization of numbers-heavy reports, JConnelly will help a variety of organizations maximize the value of their CSR efforts and connect with audiences who are increasingly concerned about the societal impact of the businesses they support.

“Sustainable brands, impact investing organizations, and forward-thinking technology and energy companies know financial and social returns go hand-in-hand. But simply reporting on the numbers is not enough. Many people want to feel the impact of CSR efforts and understand how they relate to an organization’s broader mission,” said Kostigen, a former Bloomberg news editor and columnist for Discover, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Digital Network.

“This partnership with JConnelly is an opportunity to draw on my years of experience as a researcher and writer and help businesses shape their entire CSR program, as well as the way they connect and communicate with prospects and customers,” he said.

Mr. Kostigen will lead the practice from Los Angeles, adding to JConnelly’s national reach. The agency is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Chicago and Parsippany, N.J., as well as a presence in Washington, D.C.

Socially impactful communications have exploded in recent years, with 85% of the companies in the S&P 500 now issuing sustainability reports. While the rise has been driven by demand for more transparency, organizations are now tasked with making their content more compelling and engaging as more information becomes available to a broad audience of investors, consumers, suppliers, retailers and distributors.

“CSR efforts are not just an afterthought or nice-to-have for leading brands. They are critical to understanding an organization’s purpose and strategy, which have always been core to our communications programs,” JConnelly founder and CEO Jennifer Connelly said. “Launching a new division to communicate how organizations ‘do well by doing good’ will magnify and extend our campaigns, amplifying opportunities and achieving superior, targeted results for our clients.”

The new division will work with corporations, institutions and NGOs, with a particular focus on those in the financial services and general consumer space. JConnelly has worked with a broad range of CSR clients in its 15-year history, including firms that offer a socially responsible fund or opportunity, faith-based financial services firms and businesses with a strong focus on philanthropy.

Mr. Kostigen’s books include, “The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time” (Crown); “You Are Here: Exposing the Vital Links Between What We Do and What That Does to the Planet” (HarperOne), “The Green Blue Book: The Simple Water-Saving Guide to Everything in Your Life” (Rodale), two National Geographic climate guides, and the forthcoming “FrankenPlanet: How Controlling Nature and Geoengineering the Future Can Save the World” (TarcherPerigee).

For more information about JConnelly, please contact Chris Cherry at 973-850-7329 or ccherry@jconnelly.com

 

About JConnelly

JConnelly is a communications and marketing firm working with brands to help them expand awareness, connect and engage with clients and stakeholders, influence change, amplify online presence, and build community.  JConnelly navigates the complex world of communications to effectively design and execute campaigns that are mission driven and deliver business-critical results. For more information, visit www.jconnelly.com.    

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          Police seek couple who lost engagement ring in Times Square      Cache   Translate Page      
NEW YORK (AP) — Police have an urgent message for the couple who lost their engagement ring in Times Square: We have the ring. The New York Police Department says a man was proposing to his girlfriend just before midnight Friday when he dropped the ring and it fell about 8 feet (2.4 meters) down a utility grate. The couple asked police for help, but emergency service officers could not immediately find the sparkler. Eventually, they found it. But the would-be bride and groom left without leaving their names or contact information. Police are now trying to track them down to restore their holiday joy. They've released surveillance photos of the couple and are asking the public to help reunite them with the ring.
          Southeast Hospitality Management Students Earn Honorable Mention in First Showing at HX: Hotel Experience      Cache   Translate Page      
Seven Southeast Missouri State University hospitality management majors recently participated in the HX: Hotel Experience 2018 Convention in New York City attending educational sessions, networking with hotel industry professionals and touring the iconic Knickerbocker Hotel. Three of the students competed in the Smith Travel Research (STR) Market Study Competition and earned honorable mention in the […]
          Jewish Donors Granted Unfettered Access To NYPD HQ      Cache   Translate Page      
Shocking video has surfaced, documenting the easy access achieved by a pair of donors to Mayor Bill de Blasio who reportedly used gifts and bribes to weasel their way into the very heart of the New York Police Department. A photo taken at a dinner showing donors Jeremy Reichberg and Jona Rechnitz bracketing then-NYPD Chief of Department Philip Banks takes on a new whole new meaning in light of the astonishing dash cam video played out at Reichberg's trial on charges of bribing police officers. The video shows Reichberg and Rechnitz, who has already pleaded guilty and is testifying as a government witness, somehow gain access to the heavily protected underground garage at the department's headquarters in lower Manhattan. "We're passing the frozen zone, about to get to the garage," Rechnitz can be heard saying on video. He then boasted about their ties to Banks, at the time the top uniformed cop in the city. "We're going to go park in the chief of department's extra spot," Rechnitz said. The pair's brazen belief in how much access their money has given them was on full display as they approached a cop standing guard in the cold. "Please salute us, officer, if you want to keep your job," Rechnitz boasted. Then, they can be heard barking orders as they entered the garage - a place that's even off-limits to rank and file cops. "I would expect that the chief, the PC, sent us a representative to walk us up to the private elevator," Rechnitz said. "I expect nothing less." Banks, who has not been charged with any wrongdoing, did in fact send an escort who can be seen greeting the pair effusively. Jurors were also shown pictures and video of the pair wearing Santa Claus hats and driving a black Aston Martin to deliver Christmas presents to officers, but it was the unfettered access to police headquarters that's riled police experts. "This is totally outrageous to give people who aren't members of the service this kind of access," expert Joe Giacalone said. "When you do something like this, you corrupt the entire organization."
          Point Guard Rotations Causing Problems For Knicks      Cache   Translate Page      
The New York Knicks have three young and talented point guards on their roster. They must decide who is onboard for the long-term and who to move on from.
          Markets Right Now: US stocks dive as trade jitters return      Cache   Translate Page      

Markets Right Now: US stocks dive as trade jitters returnNEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):



          Four men indicted on fraud charges in New York in first U.S. prosecution linked to Panama Papers investigation      Cache   Translate Page      
Four men indicted on fraud charges in New York in first U.S. prosecution linked to Panama Papers investigation.
          Well it's 1969 OK      Cache   Translate Page      
Thanks to the EVG readers who pointed out this post via @NYTarchives... showing Gem Spa (Gems Spa then) on the corner of St. Mark's Place and Second Avenue circa 1969...


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          Wall Street Tumbang Lebih dari 3 Persen      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, Jakarta - Wall Street jatuh lebih dari 3 persen pada penutupan perdagangan Selasa (Rabu pagi waktu Jakarta). Pelemahan dipimpin oleh saham-saham di sektor perbankan dan industri karena penurunan imbal hasil obligasi AS akibat adanya potensi perlambatan pertumbuhan ekonomi AS.

Mengutip Reuters, Rabu (5/12/2018), Dow Jones Industrial Average turun 799,36 poin atau 3,1 persen menjadi 25.027,07. Untuk S&P 500 kehilangan 90,31 poin atau 3,24 persen menjadi 2.700,06. Sedangkan Nasdaq Composite turun 283,09 poin atau 3,8 persen menjadi 7.158,43.

Indeks S&P 500 membukukan persentase penurunan harian terbesarnya dalam sekitar dua bulan dan membalikkan keuntungan yang diperoleh seminggu sebelumnya.

Indeks acuan saham-saham dengan kapitalisasi kecil yaitu Russell 2000 turun 4,4 persen. Angka ini merupakan penurunan satu hari terbesar dalam lebih dari tujuh tahun.

Investor Wall Street fokus pada obligasi AS di mana yield 10 tahun jatuh ke titik terendah sejak pertengahan September.

Para analis melihat adanya sinyal kurva imbal hasil inversi, ketika imbal hasil obligasi 10 tahun mengalami pembalikan arah yang sangat cepat.

"Ini adalah ketakutan tentang kurva imbal hasil terbalik dan apa artinya bagi perekonomian dan merupakan prekursor untuk resesi," kata Chuck Carlson, chief executive officer Horizon Investment Services, Hammond, Indiana, AS.

The New York Stock Exchange dan Nasdaq akan ditutup pada hari Rabu, untuk hari berkabung bagi mantan Presiden George H.W. Bush, yang meninggal pada hari Jumat lalu pada usia 94 tahun.

 

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Saham finansial yang sangat sensitif terhadap perubahan pasar obligasi turun 4,4 persen.

Sektor industri yang sensitif terhadap perdagangan juga turun 4,4 persen, dengan Boeing dan Caterpillar masing-mmasing tertekan 4,9 persen dan 6,9 persen.

Dow Jones Transport Average turun 4,4 persen, persentase penurunan satu hari terbesar sejak Juni 2016.

Dalam komentar pada hari Selasa, Presiden Fed New York John Williams mengatakan bank sentral AS akan berharap untuk terus menaikkan suku bunga pada tahun depan atau lebih bahkan ketika memperhatikan risiko yang mungkin disorot oleh pasar keuangan.

Komentar itu muncul setelah Ketua Fed Jerome Powell pada pekan lalu mengatakan bahwa dari data-data yang akan the Fed akan menuju jalur kenaikan suku bunga yang kurang agresif.

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          Litigation Funder Validity Finance Adds Two Industry Veterans and Experienced Trial Lawyers David Kerstein and Julia Gewolb      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Litigation funder Validity Finance has added two industry veterans and experienced trial lawyers to its team: David Kerstein and Julia (Hamilton) Gewolb. Mr. Kerstein joins as Chief Risk Officer and Ms. Gewolb as Director of Underwriting. The pair...


          Trump’s “Tariff Man” Rant Was Nonsense, But Thankfully an Actual Adult Is Leading Trade Talks With China      Cache   Translate Page      

If you spent any time paying close attention to the negotiations between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico over the new and debatably improved North American Free Trade Agreement, chances are you noticed a basic routine emerge.

Representatives of each country would meet. They’d make progress on a key issue. Or maybe they wouldn’t. But in the meantime, Donald Trump would provide color commentary, usually by tweeting or ranting about Canada. He frothed obsessively about Ottawa’s dairy protectionism and poked fun at imaginary shoe smugglers from Ontario. After striking a preliminary two-way deal with Mexico, he delivered a surreal press conference where he threatened to cut Canada out of the final pact entirely while targeting its car exports with tariffs.

Trump’s outbursts created the appearance that he really, truly might be about to scrap NAFTA entirely—or that he would at least try to, if discussions didn’t go his way. But in the end, everybody reached a deal, one that made a few significant changes to NAFTA, but left most of its basic architecture in place. This happened in part because, while the president was publicly fulminating like a drunk Jets fan watching the game on Sunday, his delegation, led by Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer, pressed ahead with somewhat normal negotiations. By the end, it became clear that Lighthizer, a respected trade lawyer and lobbyist known for his protectionist streak, was pretty much running the show.

I do not know if this was all an intentional good-cop-bad-cop routine on the part of the White House, an attempt to practice the mad-man theory of international statecraft, or simply the byproduct of Trump truly wanting to kill NAFTA for good while his aides sought to reform it. But it ended in a deal. And if you squint, it seems like the administration is getting ready to repeat the same basic song and dance with China.

Up until now, trade talks with Beijing have been rocky, to say the least. There have been rounds of tariffs and counter-tariffs on hundreds-of-billions of dollars worth of goods, leaving Chinese leaders caught off guard and unsold American soy beans piling up in storage. In part, this is because the fundamental conflicts between the countries run more deeply than they do between NAFTA’s members. There are legitimate disputes over issues like intellectual property protection and industry subsidies, not to mention national security tensions. But another factor has seemingly been basic disorganization within the administration. Its trade team has split between moderates—lately, that’s meant Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin—and hardliners of varying degrees, including Lighthizer, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and White House trade adviser Peter Navarro. These factions have jockeyed for influence, leaving the the Chinese with no idea who was in charge.

Over the past few days, that seems to have changed. After Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met over dinner at the G20 meeting in Argentina, the two countries announced a holiday-season cease fire in their trade war, giving themselves a few months to broker a wider deal. Here is how the New York Times described the agreement:

In a significant concession, Mr. Trump will postpone a plan to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25 percent, from 10 percent, on Jan. 1. The Chinese agreed to an unspecified increase in their purchases of American industrial, energy and agricultural products, which Beijing hit with retaliatory tariffs after Mr. Trump targeted everything from steel to consumer electronics.

The countries set an ambitious deadline of 90 days to reach a broader trade agreement, with the White House warning that if they did not come to terms by then, Mr. Trump would raise the existing tariff rate to 25 percent.

On Monday, the White House announced that Lighthizer would lead the U.S. effort, just as he led NAFTA talks, a decision which some suggested could “rattle” Beijing, since he’s one of the administration’s China skeptics. Then, on Tuesday, Trump helped send the stock market plunging while launching a whole lot of middling Twitter jokes (mine particularly) by declaring that he was a “Tariff Man.”

There are a few notable things about these tweets. For one, Trump is yet again misleadingly suggesting that tariffs are a tax paid by foreign countries or companies who sell goods into the United States. This is not true. Tariffs are paid by importers, which is to say, U.S. companies, who sometimes eat the cost themselves, or pass it on to consumers. In some cases, American buyers will force their suppliers in China to offer discounts, so that they end up indirectly bearing the cost of the tariff. But it’s not like we’re collecting a toll directly from factories in Shenzen. As usual, Trump’s public statements suggest he doesn’t really understand the nuances of the policy tool he’s embraced.

On the other hand, there’s also nothing really different in Trump’s comments from, say, what the New York Times has reported. Lighthizer is leading a team that has 90 days to broker a deal before new tariffs kick in (though, of course, these deadlines often turn out to be flexible). Trump just added a bit of bellicosity, while reminding the world that he lacks even a remote amount of subject-matter expertise.

If you’re the sort of person who wants to see the conflict with China resolved, this should all be good news. Lighthizer might be a China hawk. But he’s also the administration’s only real high-ranking official with the skills or staff to steer these talks. Mnuchin is a wealthy Wall Street journeyman who ended up Treasury Secretary because he did fundraising for Trump’s campaign; Ross is an tone-deaf private equity mogul with a habit of inflating his own wealth; and Navarro is an ideologue without a formal policy role. Lighthizer, on the other hand, has been dealing with trade issues since he was in the Reagan White House, where he used tariff threats to get the Japanese to cut steel shipments to the U.S. He’s the only adult who was ever going to walk into the room, and as long as he’s there, it may not matter much if Trump actually knows how a tariff works. Try to tune out the outbursts.


          Netflix Paid $100 Million to Keep Streaming Friends      Cache   Translate Page      

This weekend, some Netflix users noticed something concerning: There was an “Availability Until 1/1/19” label on the Friends page. Many alarmist tweets later, pop star Hayley Kyoko, aka “Lesbian Jesus,” stepped in and on Monday the people finally got the response they were waiting for:

But it appears that Friends was at one point in jeopardy of leaving the service at the end of the year. According to The New York Times, Netflix will pay around $100 million for the rights to continue streaming the show through the end of 2019, which is owned by WarnerMedia. This is quite an increase from the $30 million that Netflix paid previously.

Friends fans can feel secure that the show will remain on the streaming service for all of next year, but prospects for Netflix users hoping to re-watch the classic ‘90s series for much longer may be disappointed. Now that AT&T has acquired Time Warner, the company has a plan to start a streaming service of its own, and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said at an investor conference on Tuesday that Friends constitutes “content we definitely want on our platform.” He also said that the current agreement between Netflix and AT&T is nonexclusive, meaning that both services could theoretically end up streaming the show in 2020.


          Universal Display Set to Join S&P MidCap 400 and Nabors Industries to Join S&P SmallCap 600      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P MidCap 400 constituent Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) will replace Sonic Corp. (NASD: SONC) in the S&P SmallCap 600, and Universal Display Corp. (NASD: OLED) will replace Nabors Industries in the S&P MidCap 400 effective prior to the open of...


          Foundation Is Seeking Social Media Interns In New York, NY      Cache   Translate Page      
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          America’s Leading Reform-Minded District Attorney Has Taken His Most Radical Step Yet      Cache   Translate Page      

Larry Krasner continues to build a reputation as the prosecutor who wants to keep people out of prison. Among other head-turning changes, Philadelphia’s district attorney has stopped prosecuting marijuana possession, instructed his 300 assistant district attorneys to stop seeking bail on low-level charges, and had his office begin plea negotiations below the low end of the state’s sentencing guidelines.

Krasner has unwaveringly pushed further left than his “reform-minded prosecutor” peers, a class that now encompasses state and county law enforcement officials in jurisdictions from Houston, to Chicago, to San Francisco. Recently he further broke into new territory by speaking out about the elephant in the room: violent crime, a classification that most state inmates are in for.

Krasner has challenged the idea that every person convicted of killing should be sent away for the rest of their lives, which is the mandatory minimum sentence for first- or second- degree murder in Pennsylvania. He has mandated that he personally sign off on any deal offered that exceeds 15 to 30 years in prison. According to a recent Philadelphia Inquirer analysis, in six cases that were initially filed as “murder generally” Krasner sought third-degree or involuntary manslaughter charges rather than the first- or second-degree murder charges that would have been the norm under his predecessors. While comprehensive national comparisons are hard to come by, criminal justice experts view this willingness to lower murder charges as a first of its kind effort among prosecutors in major municipalities.

“We are not going to overcharge,” Krasner told Slate of the new practice. “We are not going to try to coerce defendants. We are going to proceed on charges that are supported by the facts in the case, period. The era of trying to get away with the highest charge regardless of the facts is over.”

This promise represents a 180-degree turn from traditional prosecutorial practice, which is to charge as high as possible no matter the facts in the hopes of negotiating a lower plea deal. This is finally starting to change, and Krasner is leading the way. Inspired by works such as Michelle Alexander’s seminal The New Jim Crow, those who have been in a position to institute some version of criminal justice reform have so far focused on the most sympathetic offenders: those who have committed nonviolent drug crimes. This, though, represents the tip of the iceberg. Even if the country released every single inmate convicted of possession or trafficking, it would only take a relatively small bite out of mass incarceration. Of the 1.3 million inmates held in state prisons in 2016, only about 15 percent were convicted of drug crimes, whereas more than half, 55 percent, were in for violent crimes, according to a Prison Policy Initiative report.

“Violent crime has seemed a third rail in criminal justice reform discussions,” said David Alan Sklansky, a Stanford Law School professor and former federal prosecutor. But “it’s always a mistake to think that you can divide crime into two clean distinct categories: the criminals that deserve understanding and the criminals that are beyond redemption.”

Because prosecutors are generally elected officials, they have been reluctant to risk votes by seeking a reform approach to violent crime. “I think responsible prosecutors try to do the right thing even if they think there will be political costs, but they also try to be sensitive to the needs and concerns of their communities,” Sklansky said.

Which is just to say: By speaking publicly about not seeking the highest penalty for a killing, Krasner is going out on a political ledge. Though their position is to represent the state, prosecutors are also understood to be advocates for crime victims. And indeed, Krasner has gotten pushback from some victims’ families. He has seemed to be steadfast, though, in his position against overcharging.

“Part of the motivation for always charging the highest charge was the political management of victims. It became very easy to always say what aggrieved, traumatized victims want to hear,” Krasner told the Inquirer. “Then, when a jury or judge a year or two later has to straighten that out and knock it down to size, you just raise your fist and shake it at the judge or jury.” Krasner’s approach, though, is to prosecute what can be proven by the facts.

In Pennsylvania, the difference between first- and third-degree murder is intent. (Second-degree is felony murder, whereby if anyone dies during the course of a felony, say, a burglary, everyone involved is charged for the killing.) Again, Krasner’s approach has not been without controversy. Former Pennsylvania Gov. and Philadelphia District Attorney Ed Rendell argued that juries and judges were best situated to determine the facts of a case that might lead to a heightened sentence. “The downside is that someone escapes the appropriate punishment,” Rendell told the Inquirer. “You’ve taken the charge off the table, so neither the jury nor the judge has the right to impose it.”

While this way has been standard practice around the country, reformers have argued it should be considered antithetical to the role of a prosecutor. “The prosecutor should only file charges he believes he can prove beyond a reasonable doubt,” former federal prosecutor Chiraag Bains said. “Just because you’ve got a big hammer in your toolbox, doesn’t mean you should threaten to use it.”

Though Krasner has been the first to speak out about excessive murder charges, his colleagues in New York have also dipped their toes into changing punishments for violent crimes. Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and Bronx DA Darcel Clark have allowed some violent felony cases to be diverted outside of the standard carceral state apparatus. The program, Common Justice, is the first restorative justice program in the nation to handle violent crimes in the adult courts. In certain cases, the perpetrator goes through an intensive violence intervention program, in lieu of incarceration, that includes at its center a dialogue process with the victim.

“Almost everyone comes back from prison, and they don’t come back better for it,” said Danielle Sered, executive director of Common Justice. Prosecutors have long cited justice for victims as the reason for seeking max penalties during campaigns and in the media. However, the only national poll of crime victims found that a strong majority would rather perpetrators receive rehabilitation than severe punishment. The Alliance for Safety and Justice surveyed more than 800 crime victims in 2016, including victims of violent crime such as rape or the murder of a family member: About 70 percent wanted more neighborhood-based rehabilitation and less prison. More than half thought prison made a person more likely to reoffend.

Sered believes that key to the election of reform-minded prosecutors has been that those candidates and the outside organizations mobilizing voters are in neighborhoods most affected by crime. “People who live in neighborhoods where violence is are voting for change,” she said. “It’s about being pragmatic.”

The Common Justice program is groundbreaking, but Krasner’s approach—if it continues and spreads—is potentially monumental.

“Violent crime can have a devastating impact on communities and of course individuals,” said Bains. “But so can oversentencing for those crimes.”


          What Would Queer Utopia Look Like?      Cache   Translate Page      

This post is part of Outward, Slate’s home for coverage of LGBTQ life, thought, and culture. Read more here.

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What if they lived?

There are many striking things about Leo Herrera’s The Fathers Project, a lyrical sci-fi web series that imagines what queer life might look like today had AIDS never happened. But the simplicity and urgency of this, Herrera’s motivating question, may be its most compelling element. In 1987, Fran Lebowitz infamously wrote in an essay’s opening paragraph that “if you removed all of the homosexuals and homosexual influence from what is generally regarded as American culture you would be pretty much left with Let’s Make a Deal.” What is less-remembered is that the quip was made in the context of the death of half a generation of gay men and queers, many of them visionaries. What would have happened if they hadn’t been wiped out? What would they have accomplished, and what would the survivors have done with the energy they instead spent in fear, activism, and grief?

The Fathers Project, the second episode of which was just released for World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), reckons that we’d be living in queer utopia. This vision is enormously appealing. In our daily lives, we face a spate of nasty anti-trans ‘feminism,’ epidemic levels of HIV and AIDS infections in black and working-class gay men and trans women in the U.S., and a rising worldwide tide of fascist politics. It is comforting to imagine utopia in the face of an accelerating disaster. But is it helpful?

The first episode of Fathers, released in June to coincide with San Francisco and New York’s Pride parades and the anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion, is called “Raising the Dead.” Herrera plunges us immediately into an arresting collage of queer political witchcraft. We cut back-and-forth between a leatherman in full attire sitting on gnarled tree roots and some Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in black-and-blue iridescent habits and navel-deep strings of pearls, skirts swishing across a memorial to those dead from AIDS. Overlaid voices, voices of survivors of the epidemic of various races and genders and classes, imagine what might have been if AIDS never happened. The Sisters raise candles and sparklers, initiating a ritual. They smile. The man smiles. A quick-cut series of radical AIDS protests appears and vanishes as quickly as it comes. And with an accelerating series of faces one sickeningly realizes are all people who died, we enter into a fantasy world without AIDS and before it, a world where they are all still alive.

With the new timeline established, some static brings in a narrator telling us in a clipped, almost robotic English accent of the American queer “colonies,” a growing social and political force strategically located to influence American elections. This “secret country,” depicted in Technicolor tones, is governed by anarcho-syndicalist communes of activists, has community-organized free health care, and is economically self-sufficient and ecologically sustainable. It is about to nominate Vito Russo, in reality known as a legendary AIDS activist, to be president of the United States. These colonies, built with the energy and creativity not needed to fight AIDS, are illustrated with vivid footage taken in actual queer spaces in the United States: Provincetown, Massachusetts; San Francisco; the Radical Faerie sanctuary at Short Mountain, Tennessee; the Mardi Gras houses in New Orleans.

The second episode focuses on nightlife in the queer colonies. Opening with interviews with promoters and DJs from the infamous Saint nightclub of New York nightlife legend, Herrera introduces us to a world in which, unfettered by AIDS, gay sexual mores infected heterosexual life. (Watch out! We recruit.) In a ’90s America without AIDS, straight housewives watched ads for Rush poppers, a common gay sex aid, on afternoon television. Through gay ingenuity, these poppers became the conveyance method for revolutionary prophylactic therapy against all bacterial and viral sexually transmitted infections. When a greedy pharmaceutical company attempted to price gouge—mirroring Gilead’s handling of the HIV prevention strategy PrEP/Truvada today—promoters distributed the miracle inhalants through the ventilation systems of a traveling circuit party (just as Steve Rubell once allegedly distributed poppers through the ventilation systems of Studio 54). This is a glorious world, and one that seems totally impossible. But nothing seen in the film was created especially for the shoots, with the exception of the “Vito 2020” posters. While, sadly, no ad has yet requested that I ask my doctor about prophylactic poppers, all the nightlife spaces and queer enclaves depicted actually do exist. The implied challenge is to feed them, to make them more inclusive and capacious, and to grow them.

There are many questions raised by Herrera’s vision, and not all of them are comfortable. The project fits into a strain of queer cultural nationalism that has often had exclusionary and racialized qualities. Herrera opens the first episode with a quote advocating queer self-governance from Carl Wittman, whose 1969 “Gay Manifesto“ was widely circulated in the radical socialist and revolutionary gay liberation circles that followed the Stonewall rebellion. The episode ends with a note that there was once an actual plan to establish a real “Stonewall colony” in Alpine Valley, California. But many gay liberationists opposed this plan, on the grounds that recreating a white, gay, middle-class ghetto in the woods was no way out of the interlocked and economically structured oppressions facing most of the world’s population. The Alpine Valley project’s organizers, echoing a history of haunted and problematic links between queer and indigenous politics, adopted the attitude that the local Native people, the Washoe, were “a primitive tribe” whose friendliness could not be presumed and who needed to be “overcome” in order for the project to succeed. The use of the word colony itself, with its associated images of pioneers and settlers, is troubling. (The historian Emily K. Hobson recently published a book on these and other divisions and alignments in 1970s gay and lesbian politics.) These associations are worth pointing out even as Herrera’s own images are relentlessly inclusive of race, gender, and other forms of difference.

But as the gay novelist Garth Greenwell recently said in an interview, “problematic” is supposed to be “a verdict, even a condemnation; to me, it’s almost a criterion of interest.” When I ponder Herrera’s work, I find myself torn: On the one hand, these images are undeniably powerful and gorgeous and desire-inducing; on the other, I worry about the idea that free love alone, or queerness alone, is sufficient to create radical politics. Surely it would take more than just the removal of anti-queer oppression alone for our lives to flourish. Would the wealthy gays who slipped from semicloseted lives into discos and nightclubs like The Saint have made common cause with poor and working-class people for the brief time they did without the threat of impending death? Indeed, some have argued that it was the AIDS crisis that forced a coherent, politically powerful gay rights movement out of ’70s fractiousness. Do we really think, in the absence of plague, queers would have automatically been this effective, this noble?

One wonders: New York A-gays Bill White and Bryan Eure, who, according to their recent infamous New York Times profile, hired Aretha Franklin to sing at their wedding, have turned to full-throated Trump support; Eure told a critic of his on Instagram he would “gas you and turn you straight.” On the other hand, it is also often argued that AIDS, by killing off a higher percentage of the sexually radical, working-class, and socially marginalized, enabled A-gays like White and Eure to take over the movement and turn it to their own ends, marshaling their economic power to win fights for relationship recognition, tax-free inheritance, and integration into existing social forms.

While these questions are raised by Herrera’s work, he has concerned himself less with the twists of historiographic debate and more with images and gestures that inspire deep feeling in queer people. Every gay I know who’s seen The Fathers Project has been profoundly affected by it. It’s an expanded idea of what a queer archive is: a display of gestures, of feelings, of resistance, embedded in cultural practices with long histories. “I didn’t research in the archives,” Herrera said in an interview, “I just went to New Orleans and walked around and looked at stuff.” He’s being modest—he has integrated a good deal of archival footage into the project and works regularly with the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco—but the point remains. Herrera told me a story about filming with a friend from a tiny Louisiana town called Lutcher on the Mississippi River, about bonfires and gumbo and huts that get built on Christmas Eve to light the way for Papa Noël. The huts are in various shapes, but one queer hut was built in a “specific aesthetic,” he explained.

You’re in the middle of rural Louisiana, so there’s guys in camo and Trump stickers everywhere, but everyone’s really happy. It’s chaos … somehow, the queens always find this one hut. He builds this beautiful structure that’s a perfect triangle. This beautiful precise triangle. And we just watched all these different kinds of queens stop. These older queens came by it and said, “We knew you were family because we saw how perfect that triangle was.” And there’s Black queens with us from New Orleans and old queens from other places and a jukebox playing the SZA album. And all these queens just found it aesthetically. It was fascinating.

“Queer gesture is ancestral,” a friend texted me recently. There is a queer desire for history, an attraction to certain cultural forms, to past utopias, to promise. The British writer James Butler, at the opening of his country’s pride month earlier this year, argued that visions of queer pasts, and the alternate possibilities for the future that they suggest, could point a way out of the divide between straight-imitating marriage and the “prim moralising and competitive fragility” of some contemporary would-be radical queer thought. Ultimately, imagining a utopian future, or even present, can incubate thoughts that point their way past the imagined utopia’s inevitable shortcomings. The point is not to luxuriate in what might have been, but to, in Butler’s words, “turn to our second-rate compromises, our untransformed society, our still too timid demands for real equality and say—into the woodchipper with it all!”

Of course, there are still immediate emergencies in queer politics as in all politics, emergencies that require a response broader than any simple identity politics can provide. But we also need something to be for. May Herrera tempt more of us to imagine change with queer ancestral qualities, change that learns from our past, and ultimately, change on the scale that we need it.

Learn more about the The Fathers Project at Iftheylived.org.


          Trump Is Even Worse at Enforcing White-Collar Crimes Than George W. Bush Was      Cache   Translate Page      

Last month, when our government blasted tear gas at women and children seeking refuge at our Southern border, ostensibly in service of law and order, a very different picture emerged of other parts of the Trump administration. Even leaving aside the regular revelations about criminal activity by top Trump associates, the administration itself has shown its law and order mantra to be completely hollow in another crucial area: enforcement of white-collar laws.

Last week, the Financial Times reported that antitrust enforcement dropped to its lowest rate since Nixon’s presidency. At the same time, Senate Democrats put out a report on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s implosion, and a blog post from a Beltway employment law firm surfaced: “Trump [Department of Labor] Focusing More on Employer Compliance Than Crackdowns.” This was all in one day. Just a month earlier, the New York Times had reported on the steep decline in corporate prosecutions and penalties by the Trump Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission.

Together, these reports of feeble enforcement against corporations belie the oft-repeated myth that the Trump administration and his Republican enablers have a commitment to law and order. Even on those terms, he’s a complete fraud. It’s worth considering the Trump administration’s refusal to enforce corporate law in the context of its brutal immigration and criminal justice policies.

Firstly, the notion that migrants who have been so vilified by Trump are doing something illegal is wrong as a matter of law. Trump has made a series of end-runs around asylum protections, at one point attempting to unilaterally declare that migrants could not claim asylum outside of a port of entry. There is an entire section of our immigration law called “Asylum”; it starts like this: “Any alien … who arrives in the United States (whether or not at a designated port of arrival …), irrespective of such alien’s status, may apply for asylum in accordance with this section.” That’s pretty clear! (A judge has temporarily halted Trump’s executive action on ports of entry asylum, but it remains to be litigated by the courts.)

The Trump administration is also terrifying immigrant communities through its no-holds-barred approach to enforcement, with arrests at courthouses, school drop-offs, and routine check-ins at immigration offices. Of course, frightening people doesn’t ultimately lead to more law and order. It actually leads to greater lawlessness, as immigrant communities, afraid to seek help, hesitate to report domestic violence, sexual assault, workplace abuses, and other attacks.  

The Trump administration also uses its “tough on crime” pose as a justification for various criminal justice policy changes to make the system harsher for some. For example, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era sentencing memorandum instructing prosecutors to focus on serious, high-level, or violent drug traffickers. Instead Sessions directed these prosecutors to charge the most serious offense and seek the highest possible sentence in all of these types of cases—regardless of mitigating circumstances like a lack of prior record or a nonviolent crime. This change was instituted despite sentencing guidelines that are widely viewed, even by some federal judges, as draconian and often unjust.

Meanwhile, we see a different story in relation to a different set of players. No highest possible sentence. No charging the most serious offense. No tear gas. Instead, a white glove. A gentle touch, if any. Often, not even a slap on the wrist.

According to the Financial Times, the Department of Justice filed fewer than 20 criminal antitrust cases in the most recent fiscal year, the lowest level since 1972, and less than half the cases filed during President George W. Bush’s first year. Penalties and fines have also plummeted.

The Senate minority’s report on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau describes colossal backpedaling in the past two years. This has included the dissolution of the office that oversaw the student loan market, a decision to stop proactively reviewing potential violations of the law protecting members of the military service from financial fraud and predatory loans, and the stripping of powers from the office responsible for enforcing fair lending laws.

As for the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Times compared the first 20 months of the Obama and Trump administrations, and found a more than 60 percent drop in penalties imposed and illicit profits ordered returned by the SEC. Also, during this period, the Justice Department brought only 17 cases against banks under Trump, compared with 71 under Obama. Even George W. Bush SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt, not famed for harsh penalties against corporate violators, noted that the Trump administration’s current posture “could embolden some to keep breaking the law.”

The Department of Labor, meanwhile, implemented a new program that offers amnesty for wage law violators who self-report. And the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era executive order that required large companies to disclose labor violations when applying for federal contracts.

Trump and his team strike military postures when dealing with immigrants, the poor, or people of color. They’re pliant as a pussycat, though, when dealing with businesses that swindle consumers, defraud veterans, exploit workers, or cheat investors.

This administration, indeed, demonstrates the classic pose of a bully: beat up on those who don’t have power, accommodate those who do.

Believing in law and order means that the crimes of large companies and their owners are treated with at least the same seriousness as the wrongdoings of everyone else. It means creating a culture of compliance. It also means taking steps that actually lead to more law-abiding and safe communities for everyone, not play-acting like a sheriff who’s just entered the O.K. Corral. A true commitment to law and order means that everyone is subject to the law—the powerful and the powerless alike.


          The global Pediatricians market was valued at $30.9 billion in 2017      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive Summary Pediatricians are special type of doctors who provide preventive health maintenance for healthy children and treatment for children who have either short-term or long-term sickness.Pediatricians manage the physical, mental and...


          The global neurologists market was valued at $182.9 billion in 2017      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive Summary Neurologists are specialists who diagnose, prevent, monitor and treat a variety of neurological disorders and conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, major depression, epilepsy, spinal cord and traumatic brain...


          The global Motor Manufacturing market was valued at $99 billion in 2017      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive Summary Motor Manufacturing establishments produce machines that convert electrical energy into mechanical energy and supply motive power to devices. Some devices that use electric motors include fans, blowers, household appliances, disk...


          The global occupational and speech therapists and audiologists market was valued at $58.4 billion in 2017      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive Summary Occupational and speech therapists and audiologists industry comprise establishments of independent health practitioners primarily engaged in planning and administering educational, recreational, and social activities designed to...


          The global office furniture market was valued at $117.1 billion in 2017      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive Summary Office Furniture comprise companies engaged in producing office furniture and/or office and store fixtures. The furniture may be assembled or unassembled. Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05313121 The global...


          AHCJ president joins Medscape as vice president, editorial      Cache   Translate Page      
Ivan Oransky, M.D., president of the Association of Health Care Journalists’ board of directors, has joined Medscape as vice president, editorial. Oransky, who is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, has held senior editorial positions at MedPage Today and Reuters Health. He also has worked at Scientific American, […]

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          Kanye West Just Got Publicly Called Out for Looking at His Phone During the Opening Night Performance of The Cher Show      Cache   Translate Page      

The social media age has made it clearer than ever that stars really are just like us in one crucial respect: Their online lives are an unceasing nightmare from which they can never, ever awaken. Kanye West, last seen getting cyber-bullied by Lana Del Rey just for doing something normal like making the cast of Saturday Night Live listen to an incomprehensible speech about Donald Trump, crossed paths with the dark side of the internet again on Monday night. This time, West’s mentions got RIPed at the theater, that age-old site of norm-enforcement and public shaming. Actor Jarrod Spector, currently playing Sonny Bono on Broadway in the new musical The Cher Show, took to Twitter during the show’s opening night performance to ask Kanye West to please put his phone away:

It used to be, if you were starring in a Broadway show and you noticed a famous musician at your opening night performance staring at his or her phone, you had to wait until the next day and write a letter on a typewriter, then go to the post office and send it to his or her representatives before you could ask why their client was staring at a phone during your performance, since phones in those days didn’t have screens or the internet and you weren’t really supposed to take them places or stare at them and if you wanted to you’d have to disconnect them from the wall with, like, a screwdriver or something, and even after all that trouble you’d just be staring at blank, black Bakelite. Today, we have Twitter! West, whose representatives told the New York Times he was using his phone to take notes, later apologized and expressed his admiration for the show:

The confrontation, which seasoned observers of New York’s social scene are already referring to as “the glory and the scandal of the age,” has shaken high society to its core. While the economic impact will take decades to play out, the biggest winners so far have been monocle manufacturing concerns and the champagne industry, as a rash of monocles popping from their astonished owner’s faces into their glasses of champagne has spurred increased sales of both household staples. If you’d like to see the next high society feud for yourself—or start a new one!—The Cher Show is at the Neil Simon Theatre through May 26, 2019.


          Bari Weiss and Eve Peyser’s Secret to Cross-Political Friendship      Cache   Translate Page      

Just in time for the holidays, the New York Times has published a heartwarming tale of Twitter enemies who learned to be friends. In the piece, Bari Weiss, the Intellectual Dark Web–fetishizing Times opinion writer, and Vice politics writer Eve Peyser explain how they came to like each other’s IRL personas better than their Twitter ones. After a year or so of “tsk-tsking” Weiss’ columns but suspecting the internet’s backlash against her was unduly harsh, Peyser finally met her right-leaning counterpart and, she tells Weiss, “every tender thought I’d had about you was confirmed.”

I’ve enjoyed previous pieces of this ilk, as when Lindy West met her worst Twitter troll or Sam Biddle dined with Justine Sacco, the woman who got fired from her job after Biddle posted about her very bad, Twitter-based attempt at satirizing racist views. It can be illuminating to watch people confronting the real people on the other end of their tweets, forced to reckon with human beings rather than a selection of words typed into an unfeeling machine. And I always wonder how people with conflicting political views maintain deep and fulfilling friendships.

Weiss and Peyser’s conversation doesn’t provide much substance on either of these fronts. Readers never learn what exactly they disagree about, nor how close their friendship is. They never mention politics in the piece; in fact, Weiss says they “haven’t talked a lot about politics” at all. They also fail to elaborate on the supposed Twitter enmity that provides the premise for the piece. What did Peyser tweet about Weiss’ columns? What did Weiss tweet back? Peyser says she liked one of Weiss’s most controversial pieces, and the only tweet either mentions is one in which Peyser wished for “an interview between Weiss and her Twitter haters”—more a premature justification of this column than an insult.

Without any specific insight into what it’s like to develop a relationship in the face of opposing worldviews and bad Twitter blood—and in the absence of any evidence that either of those things even exist here—we’re forced to read this dialogue as broad commentary on a familiar idea. And it’s a terrible idea: the notion that political disagreements can and should fall away when two nice and interesting people meet. For one thing, it’s not as radical as Peyser and Weiss make it sound. Yes, when people with different politics focus on their common ground (for Peyser and Weiss, that’s Jewish roots and being women in journalism) they can have a nice time. Almost everyone in the world knows and likes and interacts with people they disagree with, because nobody has the exact same opinions on everything as anyone else.

Also, relegating political views to the category of “things that do not matter in my choice of friends” is remarkably shallow. Political worldviews are about values: Who deserves what kind of treatment, and how far should the government go to ensure they get it? What role should America’s military play in the world, where every decision means death and destruction will be visited on someone, somewhere? How urgent of an issue is climate change? How should we remember and learn from American history? Are we looking for equality, equity, or neither? What future should we leave the next generation, and this one? By flattening what may be fundamental disagreements on these and other issues into a discussion of how Twitter rewards outrage, Weiss and Peyser seem to be conceding that the bombast politics writers display on the internet is performative: all for show in service of their careers. It would have been a much more interesting conversation if they’d admitted that for certain people, politics are primarily a vehicle for fun intellectual argument, not the means by which some individuals retain human rights and others do not.

At one point, Peyser tries to nod to the “privilege” of being able to set politics aside for the sake of a friendship, which in this case allowed her to place an essay in Weiss’ section of the Times. Weiss, unsurprisingly, misses the message, noting that she’d never try to befriend “the conspiracy theorist who called my rabbi asking about me out for coffee,” nor would she expect a black person to meet with a follower of Richard Spencer. Placing herself on a continuum with black people confronting white nationalism allows Weiss to self-identify as a member of the oppressed, not an oppressor, and to sidestep the privilege Peyser asked her to consider—the freedom Weiss, an American white woman, has to, say, cheer on cultural appropriation or blame Palestinian protesters, including children, for their own deaths in the massacre Israeli forces perpetrated on the day of the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem.

Would Weiss befriend a Palestinian protester? Would one befriend her? To confront those kinds of questions—rather than the question of how two white New York women with enviable media gigs and tens of thousands of Twitter followers can possibly find stuff to talk about—would require Weiss and Peyser to recognize that political views, especially those aired in publications like the New York Times, have greater consequences for people who can’t set foot outside their neighborhoods without the permission of a hostile government than they do for newspaper writers on the conference circuit.

Peyser also mischaracterizes the aims of progressive politics when she argues that the “radical empathy” of her leftism has made her “open to being friends with all sorts of people” across the political spectrum. Believing that a vile person deserves health care, housing, freedom from state violence, and a vote in their democracy is not the same as enjoying their company and giving them the benefit of friendship. Elsewhere in the conversation, Peyser asks, “If we dismiss the almost 63 million people who voted for Trump as irredeemably evil, where does that leave us as a society?” Well, it leaves us in a pretty fucked place—but that’s the fault of those who cast their lot with an accused sexual abuser who inflames and feeds off America’s most racist impulses. If “we” dismiss those voters as evil unless they change their values, “we” are refusing to accept racism, misogyny, and authoritarianism. If Peyser wants to ask non-Trump voters, many of whom belong to identity groups Trump has directly threatened, to forgive or befriend the president’s supporters, she should present a better example of cross-political friendship than two white women who both voted for Hillary Clinton.

Weiss and Peyser make a few good points in their conversation. Their observations that criticism hurts most when it’s coming from an ideological peer helps explains how Twitter affects journalists’ emotional well-being, and Peyser’s contention that on today’s internet, “offering the benefit of the doubt to another person is a sign of cowardice, or of not being sufficiently moral” cut me deep. But ultimately, their back-and-forth is a self-congratulatory navel-gazing exercise performed by two people with too little skin in the game to make any clash of principles a friendship deal-breaker. There is an argument to be made that Twitter brings out the worst in people, incentivizing takedowns and trolls. Reducing major political differences to incidental opinions is not the way to make it.


          Don’t Spend Your Emotional Energy on Sully H.W. Bush      Cache   Translate Page      

In January 2009, a pilot named Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger steered his struggling aircraft to a safe landing in the Hudson River and became a national hero. Almost 10 years later, a dog named for the pilot has become a beloved “hero” in his own right, and he did it for something much simpler: lying down.

On Sunday night, George H.W. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath posted a photograph to Twitter depicting a golden Labrador named Sully resting in front of the former president’s casket. The caption read “Mission complete.”

Within hours, Sully the dog had become a bona fide celebrity. McGrath’s sentiment has been retweeted 61,000 times and counting, and “Sully” was trending on Twitter at various times on Monday. C-SPAN covered the dog’s arrival at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Monday afternoon. The picture of the dog lying in front of the casket was covered by outlets from Fox News to NPR as the internet exploded with tributes to the pair’s “forever friendship.” The photograph was submitted as evidence of Bush’s character, of Sully’s character, and as support for the idea that America should not elect a president who “does not love and is not loved by pets.” Heavy.com offered “5 Fast Facts You Need to Know” about the dog. People magazine gushed that Sully was “keeping the 41st commander in chief safe in death as he did in life,” and even produced a slideshow of their “special friendship.” Many suggested Sully was heartbroken, and/or that they themselves were crying over the photo; conservative writer Dan McGlaughlin compared the dog to a Marine.

There’s nothing wrong with applying sentimentality when it comes to family pets reacting to their owners’ deaths. There’s even some preliminary evidence from the small field of “comparative thanatology” that animals notice death, and that some may even experience an emotion we might compare to grief. But Sully is not a longtime Bush family pet, letting go of the only master he has known. He is an employee who served for less than six months.

Sully’s Instagram account, which has 147,000 followers as of Monday night, has been active since late June. That’s when “he” posted a photograph with a sign reading “Walker’s Point Here I Come,” referring to the location of the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Sully arrived there over the summer to help the former president, who used a wheelchair because of symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, with tasks like opening doors and picking up objects.

Sully’s Instagram account and several mainstream news outlets refer to him as “Sully H.W. Bush.” His bio also says he is “making [his] forever home” at Walker’s Point. But Monday morning, just a few days after his owner died, Bush’s son George W. Bush announced that Sully is heading to his next assignment: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.

The reason Sully has a new job lined up already is that he is an ambassador for a New York–based nonprofit called America’s VetDogs. The agency trains guide and service dogs for military veterans and first responders with disabilities. It has a savvy public relations team—see: Sully’s Instagram account—and has placed a “puppy with a purpose” at NBC’s Today show, as well. (The group’s online press room caters to journalists seeking “an uplifting tale with a happy ending” or “an inspiring tale of a veteran with a disability.”)

It’s wonderful for Bush that he had a trained service animal like Sully available to him in his last months. It’s a good thing that the dog is moving on to another gig where he can be helpful to other people (rather than becoming another Bush family pet). But it’s a bit demented to project soul-wrenching grief onto a dog’s decision to lie down in front of a casket. Is Sully “heroic” for learning to obey the human beings who taught him to perform certain tasks? Does the photo say anything special about this dog’s particular loyalty or judgment, or is he just … there? Also, if dogs are subject to praise for obeying their masters, what do we do about the pets who eat their owners’ dead (or even just passed-out) bodies?

The photograph, in other words, is not proof that Sully is a particularly “good boy” or that “we don’t deserve dogs,” as countless swooning tweets put it on Monday. On its own, it says almost nothing other than the fact that Sully was, at one point in the same room as the casket of his former boss. This is simply a photograph of a dog doing something dogs love to do: Lie down. The frenzy around it captures something humans love to do, too: Project our own emotional needs onto animals.


          Hang Up and Listen: The Déjà Vu All Over Again Edition      Cache   Translate Page      

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin are joined by Lindsay Gibbs of ThinkProgress to discuss the Kansas City Chiefs’ decision to cut star running back Kareem Hunt after TMZ released a video of Hunt pushing and kicking a woman. The New York Times’ Marc Tracy also joins to talk about Alabama’s crazy come-from-behind win over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, where they were led by onetime starter and now backup quarterback Jalen Hurts. And Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated assesses the U.S. men’s national soccer team’s new head coach Gregg Berhalter and the tortured process that led to Berhalter’s hiring.

Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:

Follow Lindsay Gibbs on Twitter and listen to her podcast Burn It All Down.

• Gibbs on the Kansas City Chiefs’ decision to cut Kareem Hunt and how the Reuben Foster case shows the NFL has failed every test on domestic violence.

Hunt’s interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters.

• The Kansas City Star’s Sam Mellinger argues that the Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill “shows a path away from a heinous crime.”

Follow Marc Tracy on Twitter.

Tracy’s game story on Alabama’s comeback win over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.

Backup quarterback Jalen Hurts led the Crimson Tide to victory and was celebrated for staying at Alabama after losing the starting job.

Tua Tagovailoa revealed in an interview with ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi that his father beat him for playing poorly.

Follow Grant Wahl on Twitter.

• Wahl’s story on the botched hiring process that led U.S. Soccer to hire Gregg Berhalter.

• Eric Betts wrote in Slate that there’s no reason for American fans to trust U.S. Soccer.

• Matthew Doyle on what we know about Berhalter as a coach.

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly teddy bear tosses:

Stefan’s teddy bear toss: Mongolian knuckle-bone shooting and other sports on UNESCO’s lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Josh’s teddy bear toss: On Ronnie Cahill, who had the worst season by a quarterback in NFL history.

On this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment, Stefan and Josh talk with Slate writer and Alabama fan Molly Olmstead about what it’s like to root for a football team that never loses.

Podcast production and edit by Patrick Fort.

You can email us at hangup@slate.com.


          Debatable Lives      Cache   Translate Page      

The costs of polarization are many and they are deep. In a polarized society, politics inspires more hatred than hope. In a polarized society, there is little friendship across partisan divides. And as a result, in a polarized society, the continuation of democratic institutions will always be in doubt because each side will become more and more willing to ignore the key rules and norms of democracy if it helps them win the next battle.

Given the deep costs of polarization, it may seem strange, and perhaps even downright frivolous, to focus on the effect these divisions have on the quality of thought. But for anybody who wants to preserve the space to think about what is actually happening in the world with an open mind, it is difficult to ignore yet another cost of the growing partisan rancor in the United States: It has made many essays published in the pages of the country’s leading publications, and tweets composed by the country’s leading commentators, depressingly predictable.

Take, for an example, the death of George H. W. Bush. One side of my Twitter feed was respectful but monochrome. The Bush it portrayed was a war hero who had ended the Cold War and faced down Saddam Hussein—all the while playing by an imperturbable code of honor encapsulated in the noble letter he left for Bill Clinton in the desk of the Oval Office. The backlash to these remembrances was equally predictable: gleeful attacks on Bush’s record and character. Within a few hours of his passing, critics had reduced Bush to the alleged lowlights of his career. To judge by some of the comments, he was little more than an old, white, male patrician who enjoyed race-baiting and seeing gay men die of AIDS.

What struck me most in this shouting competition was the proud simplicity of it all. Bush was one of the most influential figures of postwar American politics. During his half-century of public service, he acquired both great achievements and serious failings to his name. But instead of struggling to make sense of this multifaceted legacy, the leading intellectual lights of our time immediately pressed his death into the service of our relentless culture war.

This goes for the many commentators on the right who are unwilling to acknowledge the late president’s shortcomings. Bush rose to prominence in Texan politics in the 1960s by seeking to reach an uneasy truce with the far-right John Birch Society. He is responsible for the “Willie Horton” ad, one of the nastier pieces of political propaganda produced by a major party presidential candidate prior to the ascendancy of Donald Trump. And he made a serious error in judgment when he encouraged Iraqis to rise up against Saddam Hussein, only to leave the sadistic dictator free to take cruel revenge.

It is perfectly appropriate to appraise the legacy of a deceased president in a forthright manner—warts and all. And yet, those on the left who defy the supposed stricture not to speak ill of the dead, with all the glee and subtlety of a 5-year-old playing with his own excrement, miss something even more important: It is intellectually lazy and morally callous to reduce any person to a malicious caricature—whether they are dead or alive.

This is true of many portrayals of Bush’s substantive political legacy. Yes, he was at times troublingly complicit with the Republican Party’s most extreme. But this does not erase the fact that he prioritized outreach to minority communities from the start of his career; that he defended a reasonably liberal immigration policy as president; or that he oversaw the peaceful collapse of the Soviet Union.

It is even more true of many portrayals of Bush’s character. Yes, he was an old white man who hailed from a long lineage of privilege. But the all-too-common implication that he never endured real hardship in his life in laughable on its face. Is this sneer a morally considerate way to describe a man who lost his first daughter to leukemia when she was 3 years old? And is it an intellectually respectable way to describe a man who volunteered for dangerous military duties at age 18 because he felt a moral—and yes, perhaps patrician—duty to contribute in the fight against fascism?

When I first came to the United States in 2005, I was amazed by how freewheeling the public discourse was compared to the staid, consensual debates I’d witnessed in France and Germany. There were, of course, very deep political divisions at that time as well. But while the op-ed pages of the New York Times would very rarely laud George W. Bush, and the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal would very rarely criticize him, most topics were not infected by the same extent of partisan rancor. If I wanted to know what stance a magazine took on the latest geopolitical development, how a critic felt about the latest movie, or even what thoughts might occur to them on the occasion of a celebrity’s death, I actually have to, you know, read what they wrote.

Today, by contrast, the vast majority of both writers and publications have become brands that are always on-message. This leaves depressingly little room over for the inherent complexity of the world. And so, instead of grappling with contradictory facts, too many of us prefer to preach to an ever-more righteous choir.

This is a great shame. For attempting to think through the complexity of the world is not just one of life’s great pleasures; it is also a prerequisite for affording our political adversaries the minimal amount of consideration without which we will, sooner or later, come to think of even the most well-meaning and mild-mannered of political adversaries as an evil enemy to be destroyed.


          November Was the Deadliest Month Since 2015 of the 17-Years-and-Counting War in Afghanistan      Cache   Translate Page      

A fourth service member has died from injuries sustained when a Taliban-claimed roadside bomb exploded near U.S. troops in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province on Nov. 27, the Department of Defense says. Army Sgt. Jason Mitchell McClary of Export, Pennsylvania, passed away Sunday in Landstuhl, Germany. He was 24.

In addition to the three service members killed immediately in the Nov. 27 attack, two other U.S. troops died in Afghanistan earlier in the month—an Army Ranger who was shot to death in western Afghanistan on Nov. 24 and a National Guardsman who was killed in Kabul on Nov. 3. According to the iCasualties database, those five deaths in November proper make the month the deadliest for U.S. forces in the country since December 2015.

The first deaths related to the U.S. military’s Afghanistan engagement were recorded in October 2001, shortly after 9/11. As Slate’s Fred Kaplan noted in October 2018, that means that U.S. armed forces can now recruit 17-year-olds (who can enlist with parental consent) who weren’t yet born when the conflict began. In addition to our original Afghanistan enemies, the Taliban and al-Qaida, the U.S. is now fighting ISIS insurgents in the country as well. Wrote Kaplan: “We are no closer than we have ever been to accomplishing our objectives [in Afghanistan], in part because those objectives have been so sketchily, inconsistently, and unrealistically defined.”

Relatedly, here’s one memorable paragraph from a memorable piece in the New Yorker earlier this year about a CIA officer who worked in Afghanistan and Iraq, became disillusioned, quit his job, and joined the police force in his hometown of Savannah, Georgia, as a beat cop:

“We write these strategic white papers, saying things like ‘Get the local Sunni population on our side,’ ” Skinner said. “Cool. Got it. But, then, if I say, ‘Get the people who live at Thirty-eighth and Bulloch on our side,’ you realize, man, that’s fucking hard—and it’s just a city block. It sounds so stupid when you apply the rhetoric over here. Who’s the leader of the white community in Live Oak neighborhood? Or the poor community?” Skinner shook his head. “ ‘Leader of the Iraqi community.’ What the fuck does that mean?”

Well … anyway … onward to victory!


          RUNAWAYS      Cache   Translate Page      

RUNAWAYS

Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre presents RUNAWAYS Sponsored in part by the Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Musical Theatre Fund Book, Lyrics, and Music by Elizabeth Swados Directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue Music Direction by Matthew Stern Runaways is a collection of songs, dances, and spoken-word pieces performed by youth who have run away from their homes. Initially created from interviews with homeless children and those in orphanages, Liz Swados weaves songs about personal struggle and the world at large through the eyes of youth in New York City in the ’70s. The show blends different musical styles, from pop to hip-hop and jazz to reggae, while asking why children can’t remain children. $15 General Admission $10 BU Alumni Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability

7:30pm on Wednesday, December 12th 2018


          RUNAWAYS      Cache   Translate Page      

RUNAWAYS

Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre presents RUNAWAYS Sponsored in part by the Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Musical Theatre Fund Book, Lyrics, and Music by Elizabeth Swados Directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue Music Direction by Matthew Stern Runaways is a collection of songs, dances, and spoken-word pieces performed by youth who have run away from their homes. Initially created from interviews with homeless children and those in orphanages, Liz Swados weaves songs about personal struggle and the world at large through the eyes of youth in New York City in the ’70s. The show blends different musical styles, from pop to hip-hop and jazz to reggae, while asking why children can’t remain children. $15 General Admission $10 BU Alumni Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability bu.edu/cfa/season or 617.353.3380

7:30pm on Thursday, December 13th 2018


          RUNAWAYS      Cache   Translate Page      

RUNAWAYS

Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre presents RUNAWAYS Sponsored in part by the Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Musical Theatre Fund Book, Lyrics, and Music by Elizabeth Swados Directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue Music Direction by Matthew Stern Runaways is a collection of songs, dances, and spoken-word pieces performed by youth who have run away from their homes. Initially created from interviews with homeless children and those in orphanages, Liz Swados weaves songs about personal struggle and the world at large through the eyes of youth in New York City in the ’70s. The show blends different musical styles, from pop to hip-hop and jazz to reggae, while asking why children can’t remain children. $15 General Admission $10 BU Alumni Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability bu.edu/cfa/season or 617.353.3380

8:00pm on Friday, December 14th 2018


          Disappointed Mothers of the World Unite in Song on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend      Cache   Translate Page      

If for some reason you find yourself reading the YouTube comments on the video for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s “Where’s the Bathroom?”—as one does—you’ll notice a curious trend. The song, which introduces Tovah Feldshuh as Rebecca’s mom in the first season, is described as “the definitive Jewish mother song.” But in the comments section, the musical whirlwind of nagging, disapproval, and bladder control issues has struck a chord across cultural divides. “I have a Mexican mom and she does the same,” one user writes. “Like every South East Asian mom,” adds another. “Oh my god! when did she meet my grandma!?!” asks a third. The details of the song might be specific to Jewish mothers, but its sentiments have resonated with the offspring of Korean, Chinese, Brazilian, Italian, Polish, and other parents everywhere. “Moms will be moms,” one commenter summarizes. “It’s one thing that unites all humanity.”

The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend writers seem to have taken that to heart. In “I Will Help You,” Rebecca flies to New York to support her mother as she receives an award for her philanthropic work. But Rebecca’s plan to finally come clean backfires when it turns out that internet-savvy Naomi—who also knows when it pays to read the comments section—has already learned about Rebecca’s suicide attempt and jail time. Instead of offering support, she clings to what she considers Rebecca’s one accomplishment, making partner at her law firm out in California. It comes as quite a shock, then, when she learns that Rebecca has also quit her semi-prestigious job to open a pretzel shop, and she forbids Rebecca from telling any of her friends—or, more accurately, frenemies, because it seems Naomi is as prickly in all her relationships as she is with her daughter. An instrumental version of “JAP Battle” even plays as Naomi and Rebecca approach their mother-daughter rivals, the Levines, though sadly there is no reprise.

Instead, we get the musical highlight of the episode, the dismissive “Forget It,” a vaguely Madonna-flavored pop song sung by a blinged-out Feldshuh.

“In your search for happiness, you never thought of me/ You haven’t caused me so much pain since my episiotomy,” sings Naomi. In the kind of solidarity that would make fans of “Where’s the Bathroom?” proud, this time Naomi is joined by mothers of other ethnic backgrounds to echo their disappointments in their daughters. (The lone exception is the passive-aggressive WASP-y mom at the end, who reassures us that “everything’s fine.”) But the highlight of the song is a genius rap breakdown by Emilio from the frame store, who verifies Naomi’s worst fears: Semi-strangers are judging her. Songwriters Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger, and Jack Dolgen teased the song last year on an episode of Billboard on Broadway and said that the part was originally conceived as a guest role for fan of the show Lin-Manuel Miranda, but he’s played here by Damian Gomez instead.

This week’s actual guest star is Elayne Boosler, and for those too goyish to know who that is, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend provides a handy explainer: “You’ve got your Totie Fields, your Joan Rivers, your Fran Drescher, and then you got your Elayne Boosler,” Naomi tells Valencia of the comedian, who is allegedly a childhood friend she met at the affluent “Camp Kavetcha.” Boosler’s presence on the show has an even more charming explanation in real life: She met showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna through a shared love of crosswords.

For a while, it seems Naomi’s promise that Boosler will introduce her at the award ceremony is a Waiting for Godot­–style folly. But then she shows up just in time to sing a duet with Naomi, “If You Ever Need a Favor in 50 Years,” which Rebecca notes is “dead-on to this situation.”

It terms of specificity, it’s hard to beat “If you’re honored for your mitzvahs/ Call a Camp Kavetcha sister/ If she’s famous and she’s distant/ Get in touch with her assistant/ If you still can’t find her/ Have your daughter’s goyish friend remind her.” That’s in contrast to the other song of the episode, which is a cruel tease. Josh, who is once again adrift and crashing with Rebecca, discovers that living on his own isn’t as easy as he imagined it would be. Fortunately, Darryl is there to help.

Wow, take that, Jordan Peterson. The brevity of “How to Clean Up” is a pretty good gag, but Darryl’s advice is obviously not going to do anything for Josh, who can’t get a bedsheet on a mattress and thinks spaghetti can be cooked with only a few drops of water. In a saucepan. In the oven. Somehow, though, his greatest crime is still snapping the pasta in half.

Best song of the week: I’m tempted to give it to “How to Clean Up,” but for some reason that fills me with unspeakable guilt, so “Forget It” it is.


          Changing the Lore      Cache   Translate Page      

When N.K. Jemisin won the Hugo Award for Best Novel earlier this year, she became the only author to ever win science fiction’s most prestigious prize three years in a row. In 2016, with the first of those Hugos, Jemisin had already made history by becoming the first black author to win the award, but her three-peat—for all three volumes of her astonishing fantasy trilogy The Broken Earth—was a game-changer for a genre that has been overwhelmingly white and male for far too long. Her follow-up to The Broken Earth, a new collection of short fiction titled How Long ’til Black Future Month?, confirms that she’s one of science fiction and fantasy’s finest world-builders, but her work is also changing those genres in important ways: Jemisin’s writing is making space in science fiction and fantasy to better reflect—and to reimagine—the world in which we live.

The Broken Earth is set on an Earth-like planet that is constantly subjected to large-scale seismic and volcanic events. The people of this land, which is called the Stillness, live in constant fear that an Angry Father Earth will unleash an environmental disaster strong enough to trigger a Fifth Season, a prolonged winter of hardship that can last anywhere from a decade to thousands of years. The Broken Earth is a resonant and cautionary work of climate fiction at a time when hurricanes, floods, and wildfires are pummeling the globe. Disaster preparedness is the organizing principle for people of the Stillness; they build for survival among the technological remains (the “deadciv”) of a long-dead civilization, which includes large mysterious obelisks that hover above them in the sky.

Among the people of the Stillness are orogenes, people born with the ability to harness and control kinetic, thermal, and other forms of energy. They alone can quell the seismic and volcanic events that threaten the Stillness. But orogeny is illegal, and orogenes (referred to as the derogatory term “roggas” by most people in the Stillness) are regarded as less than human. Orogenes are hunted down throughout the Stillness; those that aren’t killed are enslaved by the secret order of Guardians. Even more powerful than orogenes or Guardians are stone-eaters, a humanoid species that resembles stone statues and that rarely interacts with other beings in the Stillness.

Jemisin’s series centers on the story of Essun, a 42-year-old village schoolteacher who has been hiding her identity as an orogene. The Fifth Season begins with the shattering of two worlds: Essun’s husband discovers that their children are orogenes, kills the youngest, and kidnaps their daughter Nassun; and the Stillness experiences an earthquake so powerful that it triggers the worst Fifth Season the planet has ever experienced. Jemisin immerses readers in the world of the Stillness: the journey that Essun sets off on to find her daughter propels the narrative, but Jemisin tells the story through multiple points of view and from multiple points in time. It’s an ambitious task to balance complicated world-building, a well-paced plot, and a range of fully distinctive characters, let alone to do so over the course of three novels. Jemisin deftly keeps all the plates spinning. After you finish The Broken Earth, it’s worth reading the trilogy a second time to see how she does it.

At the heart of this achievement is Jemisin’s portrayal of Essun, a character drastically different from most fantasy/sci-fi protagonists: a powerful, middle-aged woman of color; a mother struggling with grief; a survivor of trauma who is also a mass murderer. Though other characters’ stories are narrated through conventional first- or third-person points of view, Jemisin tells Essun’s story in second person, eventually revealing that she is being told her own history by someone else.

The voice reminds readers of our distance from Essun but also puts us in her place as we read all those yous. It turns the narrative into a powerful act of empathy for Essun, a compelling but very challenging character. That second-person move is just one of Jemisin’s many daring creative choices that pay off as the trilogy progresses.

High fantasy is still dominated by worlds reimagined from European history, worlds where birthright and nobility and hero quests dominate. When people of color appear in these worlds, they’re often exoticized or demonized, or worse yet, part of some dark-skinned savage horde that white protagonists have to defeat. With The Broken Earth, Jemisin is writing back to the genre, constructing a truly multiracial world and moving the marginalized to the center of it. Jemisin knows that most readers will “read” the races of the Stillness based on our own cultural contexts, and she has built complexity into the racial markings of her characters. Although pale-skinned people appear throughout the trilogy, the majority of the main characters are brown-skinned, including Essun. Orogeny occurs across the Stillness; it does not correlate with any specific racial markings. Yet orogenes are considered a different and inferior race of sorts, by non-orogenes of all racial groups.

The Broken Earth invites readers to identify with orogenes, Guardians, and stone-eaters, all of whom are bound up in a structure of oppression they inherited. In Book 2, The Obelisk Gate, Jemisin introduces us to Nassun, Essun’s 8-year-old daughter, who is on the road with her father as he searches for a way to “cure” his daughter of her orogeny. Nassun’s story is particularly affecting, as she struggles to understand the adults who are supposed to take care of her: a mother who trains her to survive but who can’t seem to express love, a father whose affection is contingent on her becoming something she can’t be, and a Guardian who gives her the comfort her parents are unable to. One of the most moving things about the trilogy is the way Jemisin explores the impact of structural oppression on parents and children—how the pressure to keep her children alive in a world hostile to their existence drives Essun, and how Nassun experiences that pressure as a child.

Both Essun and Nassun separately begin to understand how the obelisks, the Guardians, and the stone-eaters are part of a much older history, one that has resulted in both the Fifth Seasons and the orogenes. As events unfold in the trilogy’s final volume, The Stone Sky, both mother and daughter realize they can wield their orogeny to end the suffering, albeit via different means: Essun resolves to save the world, while Nassun only desires to end it. Their reunion is a battle, all the more devastating because the stakes are both intimate and existential. The storytelling of the novels themselves begins to feel almost geological: Jemisin slowly peels back the layers of structural oppression in the Stillness, revealing how deep it goes.

Jemisin is known for writing at epic scale—she had two other fantasy series under her belt before The Broken Earth—but she’s a forceful writer in short form, too. Her collection How Long ’til Black Future Month? makes a fitting companion to The Broken Earth, and not only because it contains “Stone Hunger,” the short story Jemisin wrote to test out the world of the Stillness. These stories, written over the past 10 years, illuminate the work Jemisin put into shaping a voice that can so confidently take on a whole genre.

The volume begins with a provocation: In “The Ones Who Stay and Fight,” Jemisin reimagines Ursula K. Le Guin’s classic story “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas.” Le Guin’s original details a glimmering utopian city and then reveals that it is contingent on an act of cruelty: the imprisonment and suffering of a single child. When citizens of the city learn about the child, some of them choose to walk away to an unknown place. Le Guin’s story is designed to prompt a moral debate. By contrast, the utopia of Jemisin’s story is contingent on stopping the spread of the idea that people are unequal. Even the knowledge that some might believe that people are unequal is forbidden, and those who spread it must be eliminated. It’s a canny update, but Jemisin isn’t interested in the debate: She invites those who would walk away to stay and fight instead, with full knowledge of the cost.

Two stories take up that idea of who gets to embody and fight for the spirit of a place, for the well-being of a community. In “The City, Born Great,” a young black street artist is chosen to help give birth to New York City as an entity, a living, sentient, collective being. (It’s a very messy birth.) In “Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints, in the City Beneath the Still Waters,” a terrible monster rides a flood of hate into New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and a young hurricane survivor joins forces with a group of dragons to defend the city. In Jemisin’s writing, moving the margins to the middle gives us new ways to imagine the whole, and the threats we face are often monsters we make ourselves.

Resilience, adaptation, and change: These are themes that Jemisin takes up in a wide range of stories. In the Hugo-nominated “Non-Zero Probabilities,” New Yorkers have to figure out how to live their lives when highly improbable events become commonplace. And in “On the Banks of the River Lex,” a melancholic Death wanders a post-apocalyptic New York until he figures out how to adapt himself to different species. “Red Dirt Witch,” about a mother in the segregated South who uses folk magic to protect her family from a child-stealing White Lady, is a fairy story as well as a contemplation on how black resistance changes the world.

In The Broken Earth, the folklore and legends of the Stillness are written in stone, ostensibly so they cannot be lost as the ground shakes, but also so they cannot be changed. But stonelore writes the fates of the orogenes into stone, too, by imagining them as monsters to be exploited or killed. Even most orogenes believe the lore, and reject the idea of trying to change it. “You can’t change stonelore,” one of them protests. “The lorists tell stories of what happens when people—political leaders or philosophers or well-meaning meddlers of whatever type—try to change the lore. Disaster inevitably results.”

It’s hard to read those words and not think about the way fantasy and science fiction have moved to the mainstream of pop culture in recent years, and the way we increasingly turn to it during these times of polarizing political strife and climate change. Fantasy and science fiction have always been more than escapist pleasures, but even more so right now, when we’re hungry for new and fantastical worlds that can explore and ameliorate the challenges we’re facing in our own.

It’s perhaps not a surprise then that a particularly insidious strain of cultural conservatism has taken root in fantasy and science fiction in the past few years, led by predominantly white men trying to push back women and writers of color. Guys who don’t want anyone but themselves imagining what’s possible. But these genres are rapidly leaving those guys behind. N.K. Jemisin has changed the lore.


          Wes Anderson’s Next Movie, The French Dispatch, Is a “Love Letter to Journalists” Set in 20th Century Paris      Cache   Translate Page      

The next Wes Anderson movie is now shooting in Angoulême, France, and details about the cast and story have begun to leak out. Indiewire reports that the film, to be called The French Dispatch is a 20th century period piece set in the French bureau of an American newspaper, which they describe as “a love letter to journalists.” The ensemble cast will include Bill Murray, Frances McDorman, Tilda Swinton, Timothée Chalamet, Benicio del Toro and Jeffrey Wright, and the film will interweave three storylines.

The 20th century is a pretty long period—nearly 101 years!—and a film about journalism in Paris during that era could cover anything from the Dreyfus affair to the Bill Clinton affair. Given Anderson’s tastes, however, smart money says this will be set in the middle of the 20th century, will strike a few notes from the work of A.J. Liebling and Janet Flanner at the New Yorker, and feature lots and lots of footage of mocked-up front pages featuring astonishingly precise period graphic design.

There have been a lot of cinematic love letters to journalism recently—Steven Spielberg, Tom McCarthy, Dan Gilroy—and, unfortunately, it’s not hard to suss out why: since The Perils of Pauline, filmmakers and audiences alike have been fascinated by movies about people or things that could die at any moment. Anderson, in contrast, seems to be most interested by things that have died and vanished from the world completely—see, e.g., The Grand Budapest Hotel—which means his decision to make The French Dispatch at this moment in history is an omen, and not a good one. Probably time to follow his lead and move to France.


          Don’t Trust the Process      Cache   Translate Page      

Four hundred and eighteen days after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, 415 days after Bruce Arena’s resignation from the position, the U.S. men’s national team finally has a new permanent head coach: Columbus Crew manager and former U.S. national team defender Gregg Berhalter.

Berhalter’s first order of business will be stopping the wheels that have been spinning idly since the loss to Trinidad and Tobago that cost the team its qualification. The one squint-real-hard-and-you-might-see-it-if-you’re-the-insufferable-kind-of-optimist silver lining to failing to qualify was that the U.S. would have a 10-month head start on preparing for the 2022 tournament. Since the World Cup in Qatar doesn’t start until November, a promising crop of young talent would have a five-year cycle to grow into the new coach’s system.

That time is now lost. Spain hired its new coach eight days after being eliminated from the World Cup. Egypt and Tunisia, both knocked out by the end of June, made their hires by Aug. 1. (Tunisia has already fired Faouzi Benzarti, even though he won all three of his games in charge and led them to qualification at the 2019 African Cup of Nations.) Meanwhile, the U.S. has waited, first for the election of the new U.S. Soccer president, Carlos Cordeiro, in February; then for the hiring of the new men’s team general manager, Earnie Stewart, in June; then, finally, for the end of the Crew’s MLS season earlier this month. Four hundred and eighteen days. The only thing more depressing than the morass the men’s program found itself in post-Trinidad is how reluctant U.S. Soccer has seemed to pull itself out.

The nets, from what we know of the hiring process, do not appear to have been cast far and wide. New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch, perhaps the co-favorite along with Berhalter, took himself out of consideration by moving to RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga as an assistant. Other mooted possibilities, such as Peter Vermes of Sporting Kansas City, said they didn’t get further than preliminary talks. FC Dallas coach Óscar Pareja, who just took a job with Mexico’s Club Tijuana, told reporters in late September that he hadn’t gotten an interview. (He apparently did speak to U.S. Soccer sometime after that, according to Yahoo’s Doug McIntyre.)

Other foreign candidates such as former Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio and Atlanta United manager Tata Martino, formerly of Argentina and Barcelona, said they weren’t even contacted, the latter possibly because of an asinine requirement that the new manager speak English fluently. Earlier this month, Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl reported that former Spain and Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui had reached out to U.S. Soccer via an intermediary to express interest in the job, only to be told it was too close to the end of the process to bring in a new candidate.

Four hundred and eighteen days is a lot of time to spend not interviewing people. U.S. Soccer has yet to convince anyone that Berhalter didn’t have the job all along. This is a slight problem only because his brother, Jay Berhalter, already works high up in U.S. Soccer as the chief commercial and strategy officer, overseeing broadcast and corporate partnerships and event operations. In theory, hiring a new national team coach is well outside Jay’s purview, but the process has not exactly been a model of openness and transparency, and at the very least Gregg’s smooth path into the country’s most prominent job is bad optics. Some U.S. Soccer fans have already spent much of the past decade carelessly crying nepotism. You would think the federation might have an interest in trying to stave that off this go-around.

Awkward family ties or no, Berhalter is a heartening if not exhilarating hire for a program that really needs to get this one right. He comes to the job with—and almost certainly got the job because of—a clearly defined style of play that he’s instituted in Columbus over the past five years, one based on stretching the defense laterally then quickly changing the point of attack to hit the gaps that have been created. The system has coaxed career years out of three different center forwards: Kei Kamara in 2015, Ola Kamara in 2017, and Gyasi Zardes in 2018. Zardes was playing right back for the Los Angeles Galaxy a year ago, and this year he finished tied for fourth-most goals in the league.

The Crew has had up and down years both defensively and offensively since Berhalter took over before the 2014 season. This year it scored the second-fewest goals in the league, though it balanced that out with an organized defense that limited opponents’ transition opportunities. Columbus hasn’t won a trophy during Berhalter’s tenure, though it did finish as MLS Cup runner-up in 2015 and made the playoffs in four of his five years despite a salary budget that’s in the league’s bottom third.

After spending the better part of a decade wandering the tactical wilderness with only Jürgen Klinsmann’s motivational speaking and Bruce Arena’s let-the-old-guys-figure-it-out strategy as guides, literally any coherent soccering system seems like an upgrade for the U.S. Even 2018, the team’s inadvertent gap year free from the responsibilities of a major tournament or qualifying, has been spent toiling in interim head coach Dave Sarachan’s off-the-rack 4-1-4-1, which sacrificed creativity and attacking intent in favor of stability and numbers behind the ball. Same as it ever was, though in Sarachan’s defense he has missed his key source of both creativity and attacking intent for much of the year. Christian Pulisic suited up for the U.S. just three times in 2018 after being given the summer off to rest and picking up small injuries during the first two of the fall international windows.

Without a permanent head coach or the team’s best player, U.S. Soccer leaned hard into the mantra of generational change to gin up interest in its 2018 games. Sarachan trotted out some incredibly young lineups this year, giving 27 total caps to 20-and-under players Tim Weah, Josh Sargent, Weston McKennie, and Tyler Adams, then fed those lineups to the likes of France, Brazil and Colombia, where they’ve won one of their past eight. No matter. “The Future is US,” according to U.S. Soccer’s new, maddeningly vague marketing campaign. What future? When?

It’s the federation’s own “Trust the Process,” a promise that while things may have gotten bad, they are being handled by someone, somewhere. But U.S. Soccer, which drew out the program’s most important decision for 418 days and still managed to bungle its execution, has done little to prove it deserves that trust. (On the men’s side, at least. The U.S. women are rampaging through the present like a T-1000, going undefeated in 2018 ahead of their World Cup next summer.)

Instead the federation is passing the responsibility to make good on that promise—and the promise of its talented young players—on to Berhalter. U.S. Soccer is trusting that his structure will help the team succeed at the international level, and that his results will help fans forget what a shambles the hiring process ended up being.


          Neil deGrasse Tyson Denies Sexual Misconduct Claims, Welcomes Investigation      Cache   Translate Page      

Astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson has disputed the allegations of sexual misconduct that were made public by three women. The famous scientist defended himself in a lengthy Facebook post shortly after Fox and the producers of the television series Cosmos said they had opened investigations into the claims that were first published by the website Patheos. The American Museum of Natural History in New York, where Tyson directs the Hayden Planetarium, also said it was looking into the claims.

In the Facebook post that Tyson published under the headline “On Being Accused,” the astrophysicist went through each of the accusations, noting that two of them were nothing but friendly gestures while he suggested that a third—and the most serious—allegation never took place.

Katelyn N. Allers, an associate professor of physics and astronomy at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, told Patheos that she felt uncomfortable with he way Tyson grabbed her and looked into her dress when he realized she had a tattoo of the solar system. Allers said Tyson became “obsessed” with whether her tattoo included Pluto. “He looked for Pluto, and followed the tattoo into my dress,” she said, noting that the action made her feel “uncomfortable.” Tyson said that he was interested in the Pluto question since it had just been declared it was not a planet and insists he had no idea Allers had been uncomfortable. “That was never my intent and I’m deeply sorry to have made her feel that way,” he wrote.

Another woman, Ashley Watson, said she quit her job as Tyson’s assistant after he made her feel uncomfortable with sexually suggestive advances. At one point that included Tyson showing her what he described as a “Native American handshake.” That involved holding hands, making eye contact and feeling the other person’s pulse. After she broke it off, he said he wanted to hug her but said it was better not to because otherwise he’d “just want more.” Tyson denies there was anything sexual about the encounter and said that when Watson told him she felt uncomfortable he “apologized profusely.”

The third allegation had been made before as Tchiya Amet El Maat has publicly accused Tyson of raping her in 1984. She claims this took place when they were graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin. Tyson never refers to any of the accusers by name but it seems pretty clear this is the case he writes about when he mentions he had been “intimate only a few times” with his accuser during his time as an astrophysics graduate school. Tyson points out that the allegation was only made after his “visibility-level took another jump.”

“Accusations can damage a reputation and a marriage. Sometimes irreversibly. I see myself as loving husband and as a public servant—a scientist and educator who serves at the will of the public,” he wrote. Tyson also recognized, however, that people have no reason to believe his version of events. “I’m the accused, so why believe anything I say? Why believe me at all?” Tyson wrote, before saying that this demonstrates “the value of an independent investigation.”


          Cardi B’s Alleged Strip Club Victims Big Mad Over Her Twerking Goals      Cache   Translate Page      
Cardi B

New York rapper Cardi B knows how to get under her enemies’ skin by simply doing nothing. New reports claim the two strip club bartenders she allegedly had attacked are legit upset over her no-show in a Manhattan courtroom. According to reports, the victims’ lawyer spoke on their behalf and stressed the impact Cardi’s disappearance […]

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          Tory Lanez Compares 6ix9ine To 2Pac      Cache   Translate Page      
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Canadian hip-hop artist Tory Lanez thinks there’s more in common between Tekashi 6ix9ine and 2Pac than people think. The Toronto native has compared the self-proclaimed King of New York to the late rap icon. In Tory’s opinion, 6ix9ine pulled a similar move to Pac by releasing his new Dummy Boy album despite currently being behind […]

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           Einstein's famous 'God letter' sells for $3million at auction in New York City       Cache   Translate Page      
The famous 'God letter' written by Albert Einstein in response to Erik Gutkind's 1952 book 'Choose Life: the Biblical Call to Revolt,' sold for nearly $3 million on Tuesday in New York City.
          Una Callas per Mascia Musy      Cache   Translate Page      

La leggenda di Maria Callas (1923­-1977) è fra le più ricche di fonti, di racconti, di mezze verità e di bugie vere. Fra le tante spiccano il film di Zeffirelli, Callas Forever, e il documentario firmato da Oliver Stone. Ma tutti questi attingono ai patrimoni di immagini più o meno esclusivi e raggiungibili.

Tutt'altro modo di avvicinare il grande personaggio è invece quello con il quale si esercita il Teatro, al quale non basta raccontare una bella storia, ma tenta la missione (quasi) impossibile di ricreare la Callas com'era. Ovvero, come si mostrava agli altri, come trattava gli altri, come raggiungeva la perfezione della sua arte attraverso comportamenti a volte discutibili e spesso riprovevoli.

A questo complesso lavoro di ricostruzione di una personalità si è accinto una ventina di anni fa un drammaturgo dalla mano abile e dalla sensibilità spiccata, Terrence McNally, che ha composto un testo basato sulle lezioni che la grande cantante tenne alla Juilliard School Music di New York dopo essersi ritirata dalle scene. Si intitola Master Class ed è qualcosa di diverso, sia da una commedia, sia da un consueto monologo.

In Italia lo fece conoscere Rossella Falk, la celebre attrice, compagna di tante stagioni di Romolo Valli e di Giorgio De Lullo, con uno spettacolo di grande successo all'Eliseo di Roma, che sfatò anche la convinzione di molti che non fosse possibile ricreare in palcoscenico la personalità della grande Maria.

Ora a riprendere la sfida c'è un'attrice dalle grandi qualità, Mascia Musy, nella versione con la regia di Stefania Bonfadelli che, dopo il debutto al Teatro della Cometa di Roma, sarà in tournée fino a febbraio. La accompagnano sul palcoscenico le due giovani soprano Sarah Biacchi e Chiara Maione, cantando pagine del repertorio della Callas; il tenore Andrea Pecci, che dà voce con umorismo a tutti i personaggi maschili, mentre Diego Moccia offre le indispensabili pagine di pianoforte.

In novanta minuti si vola su una vita ricca di colpi di scena. Si va dalla Grecia, dove Maria nacque e mosse i primi passi nell'arte. Poi la fuga verso Parigi, New York e La Scala. Ci sono i contrasti con i colleghi di scena; gli allori pieni di amarezza con il paternalista Meneghini; lo straricco, volgare, fantasioso armatore Aristotele Onassis e gli altri. Per tutti Mascia Musy ha un accento, uno sguardo, ma da vera attrice tutti li rievoca con precisione e fantasia. Non tenta, giustamente, alcuna somiglianza esterna; e di tutti restituisce le peculiarità, uscendo ed entrando dal suo grande personaggio.


          People on the move including DDB, R/GA, GlaxoSmithKline and more      Cache   Translate Page      

This week has seen another wave of appointments and departures at brands, media owners and agencies. The Drum has rounded up the key moves from the EMEA, APAC and North America regions below.

 

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GlaxoSmithKline

Diageo's global head of digital media partnerships, Jerry Daykin, is to depart for GlaxoSmithKline to become its media director for the region.

Carat

The ad agency has named Sean Healy as global chief strategy officer, to support the transformation of Carat as part of the Dentsu Aegis Network.

ISBA

The company has named Bobi Carley its head of TV and video. She will play a key role in the association’s advocacy agency and work closely with Steve Chester, director of media. Carley has experience at Disney, Viacom, Sky TV and ad agency Red Brick Road.

Bartle Bogle Hegarty

Chief strategy officer Alison Hoad is leaving the agency. Her position will not be replaced, but head of strategy Ben Shaw will oversee the planning department. Hoad came to BBH in 2017, and had spent 11 years at VMLY&R (then known as Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R).

Adam&Eve/DDB

Co-founders James Murphy and David Golding are leaving the agency to launch a new creative business. They depart five years after selling to Omnicom, and 10 years after starting the agency with Ben Priest and Jon Forsyth.

Ogilvy

Redundancy at the agency’s UK office has seen planning partner James Whatley leave the company. In his seven-year stint at Ogilvy UK, he has worked with clients like IBM, Land Rover and Converse.

Himsworth Scott

The reputation management law firm has promoted Lorna Caddy to director. Caddy has experience as an intellectual property and media lawyer, and last spent 13 years at Taylor Wessing.

The law firm also hired Steven Hudson, who has over a decade of experience practicing at media, sport and entertainment law firms Schillings and Harbottle & Lewis.

Proximity

Proximity London elevated Amanda Arthur to the newly-created position of vice president, data and analytics. Claire Tusler, the agency’s former data strategy partner, will replace Arthur as head of data and analytics.

Arthur has been with the company for five years, and Tesler has been at Proximity London for 10 years. The two will report to chief strategy officer Adam Fulford.

 

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Xaxis

Xaxis saw a slew of internal moves. The company named Atique Kazi vice president of business development for Xaxis Asia Pacific. Bharat Khatri is the new country lead for Xaxis India. Daniel Henriksen is now head of outcome media planning for Xasis Asia.

Lotame 

The data solutions company has announced the appointment of Fred Marthoz as managing director for the South East Asia (SEA) region.

Based out of the company’s Singapore office, Marthoz will serve as a member of the company’s executive leadership team. In his role, Marthoz will be responsible for spearheading Lotame’s efforts across business lines and driving market growth for the SEA region.

Omnicom Media Group 

The group has promoted HeeYoun Yang to chief executive officer of Omnicom Media Group Korea. Previously the chief executive officer of PHD Korea, Yang will now oversee both the Group and OMD’s operations in Korea as well.

Zeno

The PR and communications company has chosen Ruby Fu for the newly-created position of president of Zeno China. Most recently, Fu was chief executive officer of Burson Marsteller in China and before that, spent seven years with Standard Chartered Bank in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Spectrum

The Singapore-based technology and innovation business club has hired Chris McPherson as its international chief executive officer to spearhead its expansion plans in Singapore and internationally. 

McPherson has previously held senior roles at Condeco, Intel, Raritan Asia Pacific, and LenovoEMC (previously Iomega).  

whiteGREY 

The agency has appointed Katie Firth to the newly-created position of national managing director, based in Melbourne.

Most recently the executive partner at TBWA\Melbourne, Firth brings more than 17 years’ experience across marketing, PR, events and activations, and advertising to the new role, teamed with a strong background in key sectors including automotive, travel and tourism, energy, financial services, and insurance. 

Chope

The restaurant booking and deals platform has appointed Sean Tan as chief operations officer. With Tan on board, previous chief operations officer Dinesh Balasingam moves to a new executive position driving Chope’s core bookings business unit as its regional business unit head, while Tan focuses on operations, strategy, and cross-functional initiatives across Chope’s eight Asia offices. 

Tan was previously chief business development officer and Singapore general manager of iProperty.com Group.

TBWA\Singapore

Tuomas Peltoniemi, the president of Asia for Digital Arts Network and innovation director at TBWA\Singapore, will be leaving his post to join R/GA as its executive vice president and managing director of APAC.

On the same day of Peltoniemi’s departure, TBWA announced it has moved Cyril Bedat back to its Singapore office from the United States and appointed him director of regional client partner and innovation.

Bedat returns to Singapore after spending two years at TBWA\Chiat Day in Los Angeles where he was the global business director. He previously spent a year at TBWA\Singapore as business director.

J Walter Thompson Hong Kong

The WPP-owned agency has appointed Matt Parry as its new managing director to work closely alongside recently-appointed executive creative director Carlos Camacho.

Parry was most recently business director and business unit general manager at at JWT Shanghai.

WPP AUNZ

WPP has appointed Sunita Gloster to the newly created role of chief customer officer as part of its growth agenda in Australia and New Zealand. Gloster joins from PwC’s CMO Advisory where she been a director and advisory board member since its inception

OMD Australia

The network has tapped Kasey Doran as head of strategy and product for Queensland. Doran will be responsible for developing innovative communications solutions and driving quality product output for the OMD Brisbane office. 

72andSunny

The agency has hired a new business development director in Tara Jaijee, who will be based in Australia, and work across both the Sydney and Singapore offices.

Jaijee joins the team from The Monkeys where she was the head of marketing. Prior to that, she led marketing and new business at creative agencies M&C Saatchi Group and DDB Group in Australia.

Prophet

The consultancy has announced the appointment of Eric Hor as an associate partner, based in its Asia headquarters in Hong Kong. 

Iris

The creative agency has promoted Jill Smith from business director to managing director of Iris Shanghai. Smith has been responsible for building Iris Shanghai’s unique offering over the past year, creating a strong digitally savvy team and a growing portfolio of multinational and domestic clients. In her previous role as business director, Smith was responsible for opportunity assessment and client portfolio development of the Shanghai office. 

 

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quench

The food and beverage marketing company hired Lorraine McGill to lead growth in firm’s new Chicago office. McGill previously served as account director at Grey in New York. She will oversee the Sun-Maid account for quench.

Sizmek

The ad tech firm has named Patrick Bevilacqua its head of global customer success, where he will oversee the company’s Customer Success group. He comes from MDC Media partners agency Assembly, where he was senior vice president of programmatic and data strategy.

DDB

Omnicom’s DDB Worldwide recently added to its US leadership. Azher Ahmed has been promoted to executive vice president, director of digital. Valerie Bengoa has been promoted to executive vice president, director of finance.

Both Ahmed and Bengoa will be responsible for DDB's three US offices: New York, Chicago and San Francisco. They will also be responsible for Tribal New York and Rodgers Townsend.

Ahmed has over 20 years of experience in digital marketing, and Bengoa has been with DDB since 1998.

Envoy

The design and innovation consultancy has announced three new hires. Josh Creter is the new vice president of technology; he previously served as chief technology officer at Counterpointing.

Julia Mooradian moves from VML to Envoy where she will serve as account director. Jay Cruz was the former creative director at Cuker; he will hold the same title at Envoy.

Mirum

The digital agency has promoted Demetrios Kontizas to vice president of technology. He will lead Mirum’s San Diego office and head all technology disciplines for the Salt Lake City office.

Marcus Thomas

The Cleveland-based agency named Garth Bender its new director of customer experience. Bender was mostly recently the relationship lead for Digitas’ Altria in Chicago, and has previously held roles at Havas Helia, Energy BBDO and Cramer-Krasselt.

Venables Bell & Partners

The independent ad agency made hires across creative and account management teams. Michael Chase has been promoted to director of brand management after serving as group brand director. Meredith Osterhoff, who joined VB&P in 2017, will take on the role of group brand director.

Gus Johnson and Byron del Rosario have both been named creative directors. Johnson joined n 2015, and del Rosario joined in 2009.

Aisha Hakim, who came to VB&P in 2015, has been elevated to senior art director. Jon Donaghy has been promoted to senior designer.

R/GA

The agency has named David Corns its senior vice president, managing director of its San Francisco office. Corn most recently led the brand management department at Venables Bell & Partners.

Young & Laramore

The Indianapolis-based creative agency has named Trevor Williams and Bryan Judkins co-group creative directors. Williams has worked with brands like Farm Bureau Insurance and Brizo; Judkins has worked with the likes of American Standard and Louisville Slugger. They will report to executive creative director Carolyn Hadlock.

Luci Creative

The Chicago-based design firm has hired Mark Ewing as its studio manager. He comes from Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry where he served as senior project manager for 11 years.

Toth+Co

The independent branding and ad agency appointed Kimberlee Eten as its creative director. She will be based in New York and lead creative teams in New York and Boston. Eten worked at Toth+Co from 2001-2011 as design director.

Rabagast

The production company brought in Nico Buris to serve as managing director and executive producer for the company’s South American offices. Buris spent the last 20 years producing in his native Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. He previously worked as a producer at leading Spanish-speaking production house Landia.

Carbon

The Silicon Valley-based digital manufacturing company has named Dara Treseder its first chief marketer. Her last stop was at General Electric (GE), where she served as chief marketing officer of GE Ventures and GE Business Innovations.

The Martin Agency

The agency has promoted Matt Mattox to senior vice president, group account director. He previously held the role of SVP, group planning director. Mattox will lead the Geico account.

Wirewax

The interactive video technology company has hired Yvonne Cheng as its executive vice president of creative solutions. She has 14 years of experience on the creative side and has worked at Droga5, BBDO and Campfire. She recently ran creative strategy in the ad sales team at Tumblr and Yahoo.

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          Netaddiction e Scavolini insieme anche a New York con I Love Italian Food      Cache   Translate Page      
Il web magazine vertical del network di Netaddiction dedicato a cinema e serie tv conclude il 2017 con un progetto di comunicazione integrato tra formati speciali display e attività di influencer e social media marketing in grado di trasportare il suo pubblico nei fantastici mondi paralleli del film distribuito da Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia.
          "Vi guarisco dalle malattie". A Torino c'è un guru di una sconosciuta corrente, con la passione per le armi      Cache   Translate Page      

L'occulto italiano si muove fra potere, politica e business. L'inchiesta "Nella Setta", pubblicata da Fandango Libri e firmata da Flavia Piccinni e Carmine Gazzanni, indaga in un mondo che coinvolge quattro milioni di italiani e gode della mancanza del reato di manipolazione mentale. Per raccontarlo, Piccinni e Gazzanni hanno viaggiato lungo il paese. Si sono infiltrati in alcune comunità, hanno incontrato adepti ed ex membri, parlato con esperti ed esplorato i gangli politici ed economici che rendono queste organizzazioni così potenti e aggressive. Ne emerge un quadro sconvolgente e inaspettato, che attraverso documenti inediti e ricerche investigative puntuali mostra tutti gli abusi a cui gli adepti sono sottoposti.


Riportiamo un estratto tratto dal libro.

Iniziamo il nostro viaggio nell'occulto della provincia italiana partendo da Torino, da sempre cuore pulsante di esoterismo e magia. "Torino – ci spiega la presidentessa del Gris, la dottoressa Marcella Pioli – da sempre è una città misteriosa, dove si addensano maghi e astrologi, ma anche culti poco noti". Fra questi ce ne è uno che ha le radici nella comunità-stato di Damanhur, fra Torino ed Ivrea. "Il guru di questa nuova e sconosciuta corrente – ci racconta una fonte che vuole restare anonima – è un ex membro della comunità di Falco. Allontanatosi, secondo alcuni non esattamente di sua spontanea volontà, ha messo in pratica quanto imparato negli anni a Vidracco. E così ha ricreato, in piccolo, la sua comune." Ma partiamo dall'inizio. A raccontarci questa storia completamente inedita e fino a oggi segreta sono quattro persone diverse che hanno perso moltissimo, se non tutto, seguendo il miraggio dell'illuminazione spirituale e del benessere. La prima che incontriamo è una donna coraggiosa, ma spaventata. Si chiama Cecilia, parla a fatica: "Non mi fido di queste persone. Potrebbero fare qualsiasi cosa". Il riferimento è all'entourage, ma soprattutto al guru Bruno Malatesta, classe 1967. Un uomo pingue, senza capelli, lo sguardo deciso, una montatura di occhiali da vista, le sopracciglia folte. Si professa artista, insegnante di yoga per adulti, "ma anche insegnante di yoga per bambini, di arti marziali, di difesa personale, di riequilibrio bioenergetico di cristalli. Dice di utilizzare terapie sciamaniche, sacrali e vibrazionali al fine di aiutare le persone nel loro percorso spirituale o di guarigione fisica da malattie di vario tipo e gravità. In alcuni casi propone di comprare a grosse cifre, dai 2000 ai 150.000 euro, quadri dipinti da lui stesso in quanto dotati di un'energia di guarigione". Riesce a esporre, come ci spiegano degli ex adepti, "grazie a una serie di conoscenze" in giro per l'Italia e perfino a New York, presso la Agora Gallery. Il guru – che compare su Facebook sorridente in una tunica arancione, e nella foto di copertina imbraccia un arco con il quale mira all'orizzonte e al lago di fronte a sé – è molto attivo nella vita e online: fanno capo a lui una serie di siti Internet che rimandano ad altrettante moltiplicazioni di intenti aziendali, incentrati sullo yoga e su una misteriosa disciplina da lui stesso creata. Tutte le attività convergono sulla MB Arte Cultura Sport Servizi s.r.l. che ha sede in via Castelletto ad Almese di cui Malatesta, qui domiciliato, è l'unico rappresentante. L'azienda, costituita nel 2011, prevede secondo lo statuto la possibilità di gestire svariate attività (dalla pubblicità al commercio elettronico), e vanta due dipendenti. O, meglio, vantava. La ditta è infatti stata messa in liquidazione dallo stesso Malatesta nel giugno 2018. Resta invece ancora attiva Terre di Prema Società Agricola S.a.r.l., costituita tre anni fa con la specifica missione di "svolgere attività di apicoltura, frutticoltura ed orticoltura", ma anche di "ricezione e ospitalità". Malatesta è instancabile: attività commerciali, un'associazione e una fondazione a scopo benefico, ma anche e soprattutto corsi di yoga – che si tengono due volte a settimana presso l'Orto Giardino Giancarlo Gibello di Givoletto – e altre iniziative che ruotano intorno alla "Durjaya Vidya, arte marziale da combattimento insegnata direttamente da Shiva a Skanda". In persona erudisce i suoi discepoli in una serie di lezioni specifiche sulle "armi da combattimento come il bastone, il dab, la lancia, il kukri, il chakra e le altre armi della tradizione". Questa passione di Malatesta, secondo le nostre fonti regolarmente dotato di porto d'armi, è nota agli adepti che vivono con lui ad Almese: "Ci disse – racconta Cecilia – che tutti noi avremmo dovuto fare il corso per il porto d'armi a causa dei tempi che stavano arrivando. Era necessario non solo per difendere noi e i più deboli, ma anche per proteggere l'orto perché presto saremmo rimasti senza cibo e questo sarebbe stato attaccato. Il guru ha due spade molto grandi, che usa anche per la pubblicità. Un giorno mi fece vedere anche la sua mitraglietta, che custodisce gelosamente".

Nella setta


          Bloedrode beursdag op Wall Street      Cache   Translate Page      
De aandelenbeurzen in New York beleefden een bloedrode dinsdag. Vooral de uitverkoop van bankaandelen sprong in het oog. Beleggers maakten zich zorgen over de ontwikkeling van de rentetarieven. Die wakkerden zorgen over de economische omstandigheden aan. De handelshoop van een dag eerder, na de ontmoeting tussen president Donald Trump en zijn Chinese collega Xi Jinping, verdween ver naar de achtergrond.
          Brief van Einstein over religie voor bijna 3 miljoen dollar onder de hamer      Cache   Translate Page      
Een handgeschreven brief van de Duits-Amerikaanse natuurkundige Albert Einstein (1879-1955) is dinsdag in New York voor bijna 2,9 miljoen dollar (ongeveer 2,6 miljoen euro) geveild. Dat is meegedeeld door het veilinghuis Christie's. In de brief schrijft Einstein zijn visie op het geloof neer.
          Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue [large type] : a gaslight mystery by Thompson, Victoria (Victoria E.), author.      Cache   Translate Page      
"In nineteenth-century New York City, a wealthy newlywed is found bludgeoned to death with his wife cradling his body, too horrified to speak. The police charge her with murder and it's up to the other members of the newly formed household to do some detective work to solve the mystery"--
          Teams expect Suns to make Trevor Ariza available      Cache   Translate Page      
Having signed a new contract as a free agent over the summer, Trevor Ariza won’t become trade-eligible until Dec. 15. However, rival clubs expect the Suns to make him available after that date, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times (Twitter link). As Stein outlines (via Twitter), teams with interest in Ariza have been hoping that the Suns will take the same route with the veteran forward that they did with Tyson Chandler, simply buying him out and letting him reach free agency. However, Phoenix is expected to field trade inquiries on Ariza in an effort to secure at least one asset in return. Ariza, who is on a one-year, $15M contract with the Suns, isn’t off to a particularly hot start this season, shooting a career-worst 37.2% from the field through 21 games. However, he continues to play solid defense and knock down three-pointers at a respectable rate (35.7%), which will make him appealing to contending teams in need of wing help. His expiring contract should also be favorable to franchises lookin
          Stein: Teams expect Suns to dangle Trevor Ariza in trade talks      Cache   Translate Page      
Rival teams expect that the Phoenix Suns will be open to discussing trades involving veteran forward Trevor Ariza once he is able to be dealt on Dec. 15, reports the New York Times’ Marc Stein. Stein adds that while many teams would be interested in acquiring the two-way talents of Ariza, the potential to do so could be limited. Phoenix is expected to pursue trades rather than buying the forward out of the rest of his contract. Ariza signed a one-year deal worth $15 million this offseason after Phoenix made him a priority by dialing him up as soon as the negotiating period began. While the 14-year veteran knew it was a rebuilding project, the hill to climb has been far greater than the Suns anticipated as they opened up with a 4-19 start to the year. Averaging 9.9 points, 3.3 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game, Ariza is shooting 36 percent from three this season. The 33-year-old has started the 21 games he’s been available and missed two games in mid-November due to personal reasons. Related Links Report: Sun
          Report: Teams expect Trevor Ariza to be top player available for trade      Cache   Translate Page      
The Phoenix Suns have been one of the worst teams in the NBA for several years and are headed in that direction again this season, and that likely means Trevor Ariza will be wearing a new uniform at some point in the near future. Marc Stein of the New York Times reports that rival teams expect Ariza to be the top player available when players who signed free agent contracts are eligible to be traded on Dec. 15. Many executives have hoped the Suns would buy out Ariza like they did with Tyson Chandler, but they appear to be committed to finding a trade partner. Ariza, 33, is averaging 9.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game this season. He’s still an effective and experienced role player who was a key contributor for some good Houston Rockets teams before he signed with Phoenix, so you can understand why contending teams would want to add him. There was some talk that one of LeBron James’ ex-teammates did him a favor by waiving Chandler, but teams are going to have to be patient with Ariza.
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For most of human history, kinship was both the source and substance of political power. Except in a few out-of-the-way places like North Korea and Saudi Arabia, dynastic rule has now faded away, but it is nonetheless striking how important family connections remain in American public life. The Caseys of Pennsylvania (Robert, governor; Robert Jr., senator), the Cuomos of New York (Mario and Andrew, governors), the Daleys of Chicago (Richard J. and Richard M., mayors) are just a few of the names on the long list of America’s prominent political families. It may be misleading to describe these families as “dynasties” since most do not last more than two generations. Moreover, almost all of them remain closely tied to a particular city or region; only a few (the Kennedys and Bushes are the obvious examples) manage to succeed at the national level. Both these limitations are apparent in the remarkable careers of the Browns (Edmund J., known as Pat, and Edmund J. Jr., known as Jerry), the subjects of Miriam Pawel’s deeply researched and engagingly written book. The Browns’ political prominence, begun when Pat won his first election in 1943, will almost certainly end in 2019, when Jerry completes his fourth term as governor. Both father and son failed dismally when they tried to project their influence beyond the borders of their state. As the title of Pawel’s book tells us, the story of the Brown family is, above all, a California story.

For the Browns, California meant San Francisco, where Pat (in 1905) and Jerry (in 1938) were born and reared. Although “the city” prided itself on its cosmopolitanism (some even called it “the Paris of America”), pre–World War II San Francisco was an insular, provincial town. It was run by people who had known each other from childhood (my parents, members of Pat Brown’s generation, met in the first grade), went to the same schools (Lowell for Protestants and Jews, St. Ignatius or Sacred Heart for Catholics), belonged to the same clubs (Bohemian, Olympic, Family), and spent their summers on “the river” (Russian) or at “the lake” (Tahoe).

This small world, held together by a dense web of friendships and favors, was made-to-order for a man like Pat Brown. Smart, affable, and energetic, Pat had a natural politician’s ready laugh and long memory. By the time he was in high school (although a Catholic, he went to Lowell), his political aspirations were already apparent: he was elected president of no fewer than eleven student groups, having run for office, as he recalled, whether he was a member of the organization or not.

After establishing a modestly successful legal practice, Pat Brown patiently began to build a political base, calling on old friends, carefully cultivating useful allies, and joining every club he could. In his second try, he was elected district attorney in 1943, went on to be the state’s attorney general seven years later, and then became governor in 1958. After a successful first term, he soundly defeated Richard Nixon in 1962, the occasion for what many believed (and not a few hoped) would be Nixon’s final press conference; the former vice-president told the assembled reporters they “would not have Nixon to kick around anymore.” Pat’s popularity ebbed during his second term; in 1966, he was defeated by Ronald Reagan, the rising star in the conservative firmament.

Perhaps the most important source of Jerry Brown’s extraordinary success is his apparently inexhaustible capacity for self-invention.

Pat Brown’s political career ended in part because he had a run of bad luck, but mostly because the world of California politics was changing in ways he never truly understood. In an era of television, big money, and photogenic celebrities, the skills he had honed as an ambitious young lawyer in San Francisco were no longer enough. Pat, who went on to make a small fortune practicing law in Los Angeles, never quite recovered from his electoral defeat. From 1967 until his death in 1996, he had to satisfy his political appetites vicariously by observing, with a characteristically paternal mixture of affection, admiration, and perplexity, the changing fortunes of his third child and only son.

Jerry Brown needed special permission to attend his father’s inauguration as governor in January 1959. A seminarian at the Novitiate of the Sacred Heart, he was subject to the discipline that the Jesuits imposed on everyone who set out on the long and arduous path to the priesthood. Looking somber and somewhat out of place in his cassock, he had only a few hours with his family before returning to the novitiate’s strict routine. Jerry left the seminary a year later and would eventually drift away from the church. But for him (and, in a quite different key, for his father), Catholic values and rituals remained an important part of his identity, the starting point and an abiding presence in what would be a lifelong quest for a spiritual home. The Browns’ story is, among other things, a Catholic story.

Jerry was unlike his father in many ways: less amiable, more introspective, and less disciplined, he was not a natural politician. But the two shared both the capacity to inspire loyalty among those who knew them best as well as some core beliefs about the importance of public service, the evils of racial discrimination, and government’s obligation to protect society’s most vulnerable members. Above all, father and son shared an insatiable appetite for elected office. After a few fitful attempts to practice law, Jerry devoted more and more of his time and energy to campaigning, first for the Los Angeles College Board, then California Secretary of State, and finally, in 1974, for governor. After he was reelected by a substantial margin, Jerry’s popularity began to slip, in part because he could not resist the siren call of national politics, mounting a series of fruitless efforts to win the Democratic nomination for the presidency. In 1982, after deciding not to run for a third term as governor, he was defeated in a bitterly fought senatorial race. A year later, his somewhat quixotic attempt to restart a presidential campaign collapsed. Although he was just forty-five years old, it looked as though Jerry Brown’s political career was over.

Like his father, Jerry was the victim of some bad luck (for example, an infestation of the Mediterranean fruit fly and his very unpopular decision to delay combating it with a toxic chemical), as well as changes in the political climate. But here the resemblance ended: after a few years in the political wilderness, Jerry came back, slowly working his way up the electoral ladder until 2010 when he was, once again, elected governor; he was reelected with a nineteen-point margin four years later. Once the youngest governor in California’s history, he now became the oldest, a feat that is not likely to be matched any time soon.

Although written with the Brown family’s cooperation, Pawel’s book is not an authorized biography; she does not hesitate to point out, rather gently to be sure, her subjects’ faults and foibles, such as Pat’s highly profitable but unsavory connections to an Indonesian oil firm and Jerry’s stubborn refusal to abandon his doomed presidential ambitions. Overall, however, she provides a sympathetic and affectionate group portrait of the Browns, based on their own letters and diaries and on the testimony of more than seventy relatives and friends. Along the way, Pawel tells us a great deal about the issues that continue to confront the golden state—immigration, racial inequality, crime, water supply, environmental degradation—but her main subject is the complex interplay of public life and personal relationships within the Brown family. Considering their differences in character, temperament, and experience, and the incandescent intensity of their individual ambitions, the Browns managed to treat one another with an impressive amount of love and loyalty. Pawel argues that this was largely due to the influence of two remarkable women, Ida Schuckman Brown, Pat’s mother, and Bernice Layne Brown, his wife. The third remarkable woman in the Brown saga is Jerry’s wife, Anne Gust Brown, whom he married in 2005, just as the second act of his political career was getting under way. Unlike Ida and Bernice, she has been directly and actively involved in policy-making and deserves a good deal of credit for the accomplishments of her husband’s last two terms as governor.

Perhaps the most important source of Jerry Brown’s extraordinary success is his apparently inexhaustible capacity for self-invention. Like the California that he governed, he has been driven by a constantly changing vision of the future. This vision, it should be said, was not always clear and accurate, but in a career stretching across half a century, he has been more often right than wrong. For decades he has warned about the dangers of climate change and environmental catastrophe, and is now one of the most eloquent critics of the institutionalization of ignorance that characterizes so much of contemporary American politics. Jerry’s success depends on more than his commitment to prepare for a tomorrow that will not be like today. He has also been, as many of his fellow Californians have not, inspired by his awareness of the past’s enduring power, an awareness nourished by the spiritual values that he learned from the Jesuits, by his own broad and eclectic reading, and by his engagement with his ancestors, whose experiences have begun to play an increasingly important part in his public statements and private reflections.

Pawel begins and ends her book where the Browns’ own story began and apparently will end, in the rugged foothills of Colusa County where Jerry Brown’s great-grandparents first settled in the middle of the nineteenth century and to which he plans to return when he leaves office in January 2019. “It is nice,” the governor recently remarked, “to walk in the very footprints of your grandmother, and your great-grandfather.” The Browns always looked where they were going (often it was to the next election), but they never forgot where they came from. 

 

The Browns of California
The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation

Miriam Pawel
Bloomsbury Publishing, $35, 496 pp.

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In September 2016, literary critic Alan Jacobs published an essay in Harper’s lamenting the diminished standing of Christian intellectuals in the American public square. Some, he claimed, now found themselves too at home in the “liberal secular world,” often distancing themselves from ordinary believers and offering little to challenge mainstream views; others had self-sorted into Christian institutions, writing and speaking mostly to Christian audiences. Both tendencies, he believed, contributed to American culture’s mounting incomprehension of religion.

His timing was auspicious. Just two months before that year’s presidential election, we were only beginning to grasp the depths to which conservative evangelical leaders and intellectuals would descend in their alliance with Donald Trump, how rapidly and shamelessly they would abandon the values in defense of which the religious right had become a major political force. But Jacobs was already concerned at both the rise of populism based in part on “religious ressentiment” and the way liberals seemed utterly perplexed by it. “It would be valuable,” he wrote, “to have at our disposal some figures equipped for the task of mediation—people who understand the impulses from which these troubling movements arise, who may themselves belong in some sense to the communities driving these movements but are also a part of the liberal social order.”

Jacobs’s latest book, The Year of Our Lord 1943, seems inextricable from the problem he identified two years ago. He turns to an eclectic group of Anglo-American and French writers—W. H. Auden, T. S. Eliot, C. S. Lewis, Jacques Maritain, and Simone Weil—as figures who were, amid the dark days of World War II and its immediate aftermath, able to mediate between Christian conviction and the big questions of their historical moment. These thinkers, too, lived through a clash between liberal democracy and authoritarian nationalism, and worried that the masses of ordinary citizens in Western societies had little basis on which to resist the lure of ideologies that promised victory through sheer domination. The challenge to the survival of liberal society raised the problem of the role of the Christian intellectual—of how Christian thinkers could speak in a way that their fellow citizens found at least comprehensible, and in some cases persuasive.

Around the year 1943, Jacobs argues, these “Christian humanists” realized that the Allies would win the war and turned their attention to the rebuilding that would follow. They saw the role that American technological might had played in turning the war’s tide, and the grand plans political and scientific elites were drawing up for the postwar world. They worried that the anthropological assumptions supporting these visions uncomfortably resembled those of liberal democracy’s “totalitarian” opponents that prized the scientific and technological organization of the whole over the individual. In response, they articulated a humanist counter-vision of “man” as a remedy to the “miseducation” that they believed had left ordinary citizens vulnerable to the appeal of authoritarian political ideologies. To challenge the materialist and technocratic vision of society, Jacobs writes, “They thought it was possible—and necessary—to restore Christianity to a central, if not the dominant, role in the shaping of Western societies.”

Jacobs’s reading of the Christian humanists proposes retreat into literature at precisely the moment bold thinking about power and technology are most needed.

This project, as Jacobs understands it, had two closely related dimensions: a form and a content. The form was “Christian humane learning”: engagement with the classical and European literary tradition as a way of recovering ideas that relativized the modernist, scientistic concepts that dominated the twentieth century. Maritain found inspiration in medieval Thomism, Weil in a reconfiguration of Christian spirituality as the inheritance of the classical tradition. Lewis, himself a literary scholar, used the genre of satire as a vehicle for a theological critique of secular materialism, while Auden and Eliot, in different ways, defended poetry and humanistic education as ways of being in the world that resisted the objectifying and dominating ways modern states approached knowledge.

For the Christian humanists, the form of humanist learning produced a particular kind of content: individuals whose sensibilities and vocations were cultivated in opposition to the totalizing projects of modern political regimes. Like the Catholic “anti-totalitarian” movement of the 1930s, they associated both communism and fascism with “materialism”—that is, an understanding of human beings as biological and productive entities that could be organized and managed toward utopian ends. If such designs were primarily incarnated by the “totalitarian” Nazi and Soviet regimes, the American technocracy that developed during the war—the unaccountable authority of national-security experts, engineers, and industrialists to decide the direction of national policy—shared its faith in the power of rational organization and the manipulation of average citizens by technical experts. The answer the Christian humanists gave to the question “What is man?” was skeptical of such projects: man was a spiritual entity, an inviolable person whose individual status came before any political design. Thus Christian humanism, as Jacobs presents it, was a personalist anti-totalitarianism: an emphasis on the spiritual person as a bulwark against the designs of the state.

Jacobs marvels that such Christian thinkers struck the chord they did in the 1940s, and tends to take their ability to resonate with broad audiences as a testament to their genius for triangulation. But with a wider historical lens, the fact that they gave voice to Western anxieties is hardly surprising. The narrative of civilizational progress already had come to a brutal end in the trenches of the First World War, and the decades that followed did not inspire renewed confidence. By the early 1940s, it was common for humanists to fret about technology and dismiss the modern fetishization of reason as dangerous hubris; Adorno and Horkheimer’s Dialectic of Enlightenment (1944) is only the most famous example. Obsession over the meaning of “man” was everywhere: many of the ex-Marxist New York Intellectuals embraced the anti-totalitarian defense of the individual, while figures like Dwight Macdonald, a former radical and contributor to the Partisan Review, wrote an article entitled “The Root is Man” (1946), which worried about the totalitarian tendencies of all institutions and urged radicals to “think in human, not class terms.” Christian intellectuals found an opening amid this tumult because European and American intellectuals were expressing, almost en masse, skepticism of the old secular assumptions about materialism, progress, technology, and the state.

They also found a hearing because their spiritual vision of man was about to become something like the official religion of the American state. Technocrats and propagandists in the American military, backed by the rhetoric of presidents Truman and Eisenhower, worked explicitly to instrumentalize religion for the war against the “atheist communism” of the Soviet Union. As the historian Jonathan Herzog writes of the Cold War “spiritual-industrial complex”: “the engineers of spiritual mobilization set out to create a citizenry immune to the atheistic, immoral, and corporeal siren song of Communist ideology.” The publisher Henry Luce used the cover of Time magazine to foreground anxieties about America’s spiritual health; his two iconic Cold War covers promoting the heroic enemies of materialism featured C. S. Lewis (1947) and Reinhold Niebuhr (1948). Jacobs presents his Christian humanists as the “unworldly” literary foils to Niebuhr’s sacralized power politics. But in Cold War America, no one saw a difference. For the American government, religion was precisely the tool with which to overcome the country’s traditional skepticism of permanent military buildup. The struggle to defend a spiritual “man” and the obsessive pursuit of technological superiority were two sides of the same coin.

At the same time he celebrates the cultural influence the Christian humanists enjoyed, Jacobs also presents them as unheeded voices in the wilderness, foreseeing the coming reign of instrumentalized science and technology with “uncanny clarity” and “moral seriousness.” He reads Auden’s “Under Which Lyre,” a poem delivered at Harvard in 1946, as a contrast between the “Apollonian” order and control of the new technocrats and the “Hermetic” dreamers and readers formed by humanist education. Jacobs glosses the poem this way: “The character of Apollonianism in our time, then, is, not to put too fine a point on it, totalitarian.” Speaking at one of the epicenters of the emerging academic collaboration in the military industrial context, Auden took humorous aim at the technical fetishism of elite academic power players working to make the military technologies developed at places like Harvard and MIT a permanent feature of American society. But there is a danger in generalizing the binary Auden used as a poetic device into a more significant philosophical separation between forms of knowledge. Many postwar humanists did exactly that, paying lip service to the idea that science could be made to serve “humane” objectives, but in reality maintaining stark divides between scientific and literary views of the world, between man and machines, between administration and freedom. The French Protestant theorist Jacques Ellul, for example, who Jacobs introduces briefly in his epilogue, saw technique as an omnipresent logic colonizing every dimension of society and thought, one that could not be truly located or challenged.

Such vague and sweeping conceptions of technology were part of the reason that the Christian humanists’ ideas could enjoy the popularity they did alongside the technocratic Cold War order. It was not that they “came a century too late,” as Jacobs puts it, but that the very nature of their critique of technocracy made it a convenient vehicle for Cold War anti-materialism without threatening the work of those actually manipulating the levers of American technological power. If man as a spiritual “person” could only be dominated by states and technology, if these tools could never be used for good, and all collective efforts were doomed to turn totalitarian, then there was no place in the Christian-humanist worldview for truly political or scientific thinking, much less for informed political action. A philosophical or literary emphasis did not inherently require this kind of anti-political retreat, but in practice often facilitated it. The binary between the spiritual humanities and the deadening, instrumental sciences would become a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy, implicitly granting the claims of engineers and technocrats that only their expertise was relevant to running an advanced industrial society. The flipside was that many humanists ceded all possibility of understanding—much less changing—the world they lived in; they wrung their hands and concluded, as Jacobs does, that the “reign of technocracy has become so complete that none can foresee the end of it while this world lasts.”

This was an all-too-popular final destination for many disenchanted European and American intellectuals who had once nourished hopes for radical transformation of society. But others resisted the current, struggling both to reject the narrow visions of postwar technocrats and to deflate their mystical vaunting of technology with a coldly realistic look at its actual functioning in the social order. They even included several of the figures Jacobs addresses, in writings and activities that he doesn’t. Simone Weil modeled a political analysis of technology in her landmark La condition ouvrière (1935), based on two years of firsthand experience in a factory. In postwar France, Catholic writers, including “worker-priests,” produced a mountain of literature on the ongoing exploitation of industrial workers, women, and immigrants. In the United States, the Catholic Worker Movement was more likely to see American militarism and colonial violence as technological threats than the Keynesian technocrats at home. Catholic intellectuals like Maritain and Emmanuel Mounier rejected the demonization of the Soviet Union, promoting dialogue with communism and common support for mobilizing against capitalism. At the first French conference on technocracy in 1948, Mounier criticized the way literary authors like John Ruskin and Georges Bernanos were used to maintain a relentless focus on the dangers of technology itself rather than the broader sweep of its evolution.

Intentionally or not, Jacobs’s reading of the Christian humanists proposes retreat into literature at precisely the moment bold thinking about power and technology are most needed. Given the shameful places active political engagement has recently taken a number of Christian intellectuals, it is easy enough to empathize with his sense that a greater distance from politics, one which created space to reflect and educate, would be a better path for today’s Christian thinkers. But that only leaves to others the difficult challenge—as urgent today as it was in the 1940s—of serious political thinking that takes technology as seriously as the technocrats do, and that recognizes that the question of technology is always, first of all, a question of political power.

 

The Year of Our Lord 1943
Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis

Alan Jacobs
Oxford University Press, $29.95, 280 pp.

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Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, / Who never to himself hath said, / This is my own, my native land! / Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d, / As home his footsteps he hath turn’d…”

—Sir Walter Scott

 

Native land means different things to different people. To some it’s a nation with well-defined borders, like France or Sweden; to others, it transcends borders, à la Ireland or Korea. For many, I think, native land invokes something more intimate and parochial: a patch of earth that, no matter where life takes us, stays synonymous with home. For me, that place is the Bronx of the 1950s and ’60s, a lower-middle/middle-middle-class agglomeration of apartment houses, single-family homes, and small businesses sprawled between Long Island Sound to the east and the Hudson River to the west, a so-called bedroom borough whose north-south subway lines transported its inhabitants to and from jobs in Manhattan. 

Reeking of exhaust and incinerators, the Bronx was chockablock with pizzerias, German and Jewish delis, Irish bars; blessed with spacious parks, a world-class zoo and botanical garden; and possessed of the Ruthian diamond—the crown jewel of major league baseball—Yankee Stadium. The skyline looming to the south was the imperial city, a dream-big place, proximate yet far away. Ours was the workaday, no-illusion city, its concrete precincts filled with cops, firemen, pipefitters, clerks, mechanics, motormen, taxi drivers, teachers, housewives, shop owners, wire lathers, civil servants, and union members, the everyday people who kept the place running.

Solid, stolid, often the butt of jokes (“The Bronx, no thonx,” wrote Ogden Nash), the borough was a small-scale Yugoslavia: ethnic enclaves interspersed with areas in which, though physically mingled, groups lived psychically and culturally apart. Jews, by far the most numerous population, branched out from the Art Deco stem of the Grand Course. Highbridge, Kingsbridge, and Woodlawn were heavily Irish. Fordham, presided over by the Jesuit Gothic of the eponymous university, was bordered to the west by the well-heeled Irish parish of St. Nicholas of Tolentine; to the southeast by Belmont, a tight-knit Italian village of modest apartment buildings and meticulously tended one- and two-family homes.

The once-Irish/Jewish South Bronx filled with newly arrived Puerto Ricans and African Americans. The East Bronx was a trifecta of Jews, Irish, and Italians. Riverdale, in the borough’s northwest corner, felt like an appendage of suburban Westchester County. Fieldston, adjacent to it, was a privately owned enclave of privilege and palatial homes.

Home to almost a million-and-a-half people, the borough had only one real hotel, the Concourse Plaza. It was often referred to as the “Bronx’s Waldorf Astoria,” a description more aspirational than exact, which is not to say it wasn’t a fine place to spend the night. Around the corner from where my wife was raised and a Mickey Mantle home run away from Yankee Stadium, the Concourse Plaza is at the center of the 1956 movie A Catered Affair, a tale of working-class Irish-Catholic parents in conflict over their daughter’s wedding reception.

In an improbable feat of casting, the taxi-driving, Irish-Catholic dad is played by Ernest Borgnine, the daughter by Debbie Reynolds, and the mother by Bette Davis, whose attempt at a Bronx accent is somewhere between a misfire and weird. (Barry Fitzgerald, her brother, has a rich Irish brogue, a discrepancy left unexplained.) The movie was based on a television play by Bronx-native Paddy Chayefsky, who the previous year had won the Academy Award for best screenplay for Marty, another Bronx tale with Ernest Borgnine in his Academy Award–winning role as an Italian-American butcher.

I recall Marty receiving accolades from relatives and neighbors. Scenes shot in the Bronx and mention of places like Fordham Road and Arthur Avenue sprinkled Hollywood stardust over the borough’s prosaic precincts. As opposed to Marty, which had a ring of authenticity, A Catered Affair was a blatant attempt to piggyback on the success of its predecessor, with Irish characters substituted for Italian. The screenplay was written by Gore Vidal who, if pressed, could probably have located the Bronx somewhere between Montreal and the Upper East Side. The movie earned mostly Bronx cheers.

 

When I heard talk of intermarriage, it referred to Irish-Italian nuptials.

We Bronx Irish defined ourselves as much by parishes as neighborhoods. I was from St. Raymond’s, in Parkchester, in the East Bronx. Founded in 1842, it was the first Catholic church in Westchester County. (The Bronx became a separate county in 1914. The five boroughs of New York City are coterminous with state counties.) In the burial yard in front of the church were three towering Celtic crosses, monuments to the half-century reign of a triad of Irish monsignori. Despite all belonging to the genus of B.I.C. (Bronx Irish Catholic), we at St. Raymond Elementary School considered ourselves distinctly different from our counterparts in the neighboring parish of St. Helena’s.

A planned community of 12,000 apartments spread across 171 buildings between 7 and 13 stories, Parkchester was created by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, which also financed construction of Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan. Parks and open spaces were strategically placed. The main means of transportation were subways and the extensive system of city-owned bus lines. But in anticipation of a rapid increase in car ownership, there were multistoried garages and copious parking spaces.

Parkchester’s residents were overwhelmingly Jewish and Catholic—Irish in the main. The few Protestants who lived there were regarded with curiosity. Up until the 1960s, Metropolitan Life excluded African Americans from both Stuyvesant Town and Parkchester. This was of a piece with the intransigent residential segregation that prevailed (and still prevails) across large swathes of the city. Desperate to increase the supply of middle-class housing—at least for whites—New York’s progressive mayor, Fiorello LaGuardia, reluctantly went along. (Ironically, the oval at Parkchester’s center once contained the ballfield on which the Negro League’s Lincoln Giants played their home games.)

Parkchester was built on the site of the old Catholic Protectory, which was founded in 1863 by Archbishop John Hughes, the Ulster-born hierarch who established Fordham University, initiated the building of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and made the New York Irish into a political as well as religious constituency. The Protectory housed orphans and abandoned children, mostly Irish, whom the Children’s Aid Society had begun shipping west on “Orphan Trains” to be settled among God-fearing, Anglo-Saxon Protestants.

Bordering Parkchester, Morris Park to the west and Castle Hill to the east were heavily Italian. A step behind in terms of assimilation and economic advancement, Italians generally preferred houses with small gardens rather than apartments. Parochial schools brought us together. Friendships blossomed and so did fights. I remember the schoolyard of St. Raymond’s as an asphalt Serengeti where the weak were bullied and Irish toughs battled tough Italians. (Pugilistically inept, I did my best to be inconspicuous.)

Sometimes the rivalries were humorous. One Italian carting company emblazoned on its garbage trucks “We Cater Irish Weddings.” When I heard talk of “intermarriage” it referred to Irish-Italian nuptials. It wasn’t until later that miscegenation escalated into ethnic meltdown and bred a new strain of Hiberno-Mediterranean offspring notable for their good looks.

Over the years, I’ve heard from Jewish Bronxites about suffering verbal harassment (“kikes,” “sheenies,” “Christ-killers”) and physical abuse from, as one friend put it, “Irish pogromists.” Without doubting their accounts, that wasn’t my experience. Through all my years of parochial school, I never heard anti-Semitic professions by teachers or clergy. We were told it was our sins that nailed Jesus to the cross. If either of my parents suspected we were cursing or bullying Jews, retribution would have been swift and severe. Yet I had no Jewish friends. We lived separately together. One thing shared by gentiles and Jews was a familiarity with Yiddish. To be a Bronxite was to schlepp and kibitz, and to understand the difference between a schmuck and a mensch.

I had no acquaintance with Jewish girls, except one. We rode the 20 BX bus together, she to Walton Girls High School in Kingsbridge, me to all-male Manhattan Prep in Riverdale. I sat in the back with my school buddies, she in front with her classmates. The first time I saw her, I was smitten by her thin and graceful figure, clothes loose and flowing (our style then was tight), thick black curls (the fashion was long and straight), an early-blossoming flower child. It was part of growing up in the Bronx to figure out, as quickly as possible, a person’s tribe. I identified her Jewishness in the same way, if she bothered to notice, she perceived my goyishness.

We never spoke. And then, one September, she was gone, off to college I presumed. I spent months bereft. Recently, for the first time in fifty years, I rode a bus along the old route, and it all flooded back, my lonely-hearts Bronx tale, unbridgeable worlds in the same borough, on the same bus.

 

Economic change drove social change, and reinforced it. Vatican II altered our unalterable church.

My first ancestors arrived in New York when Margaret and Michael Manning fled the Great Famine. Margaret Manning, their daughter and my paternal grandmother, was born in 1863, in the village of Fordham—at that time part of Westchester County—and baptized in the university church. (It was then called St. John’s College.) My grandfather Patrick Quinn, a union organizer, was born in Tipperary in 1859. His family emigrated to New York in 1870. He married Margaret Manning, a seamstress, in St. Brigid’s church, on the Lower East Side, in 1899. They moved to the Bronx in 1914, where they bought a small house in the West Farms neighborhood which, despite its name, was absent all things agricultural.

Contra the notion of Irish obsession with ancestry, my family showed little interest in the past. My mother had an active disinterest, routinely tossing out documents and obfuscating or bowdlerizing the fate of relatives who fell victim to impoverishment or their own misbehaviors (or both). The primary focus of my parents and grandparents wasn’t on the Irish past but the American future, and their children’s role in it.

My father recalled that as a boy on the Lower East Side he shared a room with his older brother in which they rarely stayed. My grandparents hosted relative after relative as they arrived from Ireland, until none were left to bring over. If my grandfather heard anyone sentimentalizing about the old country his instant riposte was, “If you miss it so much, why don’t you go back?” Romantic Ireland didn’t ring very convincingly in crowded tenement rooms.

Catherine Riordan of Blarney, County Cork, landed at Castle Garden in 1888. (It would be four years before Ellis Island opened and processed its first immigrant, Annie Moore, also of County Cork.) Though Catherine claimed to be eighteen, it’s more likely she was fifteen or sixteen and lied about her age so she could join her older sister as a domestic and begin sending remittances home to finance her siblings’ journeys. She stayed at maid’s work until she met James Murphy, a native-Irish speaker from near Macroom, who worked as a mechanic at Yorkville’s Rupert Brewery. My mother, Viola Murphy, the last of their six children, was born on the top floor of a four-story walkup on 149th Street, in the Bronx.

Coming of age in the 1920s, my parents belonged to the first truly modern generation. Electricity rolled back night and blazed the Great White Way. New appliances alleviated the burden of ancient drudgeries. Movies and radio revolutionized entertainment. Cars and airplanes shrank old barriers of distance. Credit and the installment plan made commonplace what were once luxuries. People’s expectations rose exponentially. The population of the Bronx tripled to 1.2 million in 1930 from 400,000 in 1910. Progress and prosperity were presumed, with America in the vanguard, and Jazz Age New York ahead of all.

While none of my grandparents went beyond primary school, my parents graduated from college. My father received a B.S. in civil engineering from Manhattan College (despite its name, it’s in the Bronx) and worked on the construction of the IND subway while attending Fordham Law School at night. My mother was a classics major at Mt. Saint Vincent, in Riverdale. They met in 1928 at a parish St. Patrick’s Day dance in the Bronx. They loved nightclubs, the theater—musicals, the Marx Brothers, Shakespeare—and reveled in the speakeasy hubbub in which my mother’s bartender brother was much admired for his skill as a mixologist.

The presumption that they had escaped their ancestors’ world—a chronicle of unhappy endings that culminated in starvation and migration—was rocked by the Crash of ’29 and the Great Depression. My mother lost her small savings as a teacher when the Edgewater Savings Bank folded. Her immigrant father lost his life savings, the accumulation of forty years working in a brewery. Pensionless, he worked until he died. My two aunts, one a teacher, the other a secretary, stayed unwed and at home to support my grandmother.

Though he had an engineering and law degree, my father struggled to find a full-time job. He volunteered with the local Democratic Club. Edward J. Flynn, the formidable Fordham-educated leader (aka “The Boss”) of the Bronx Democratic organization and a confidante of Governor Franklin Roosevelt, took a liking to him. Flynn sent my father to the 1932 Democratic National Convention in Chicago as part of a contingent that worked behind the scenes to keep the New York delegation in line for FDR. My father campaigned hard for FDR, speaking around the city from the back of a flatbed truck. In 1936, he was elected to the State Assembly. A week after the election, eight years after they met, my parents were married.

My father spent the rest of his life in Bronx politics, serving in the assembly until 1944, then a term in the U.S. Congress (he was one of the two congressmen from New York who rode FDR’s funeral train to Hyde Park), and the rest of his career as a judge of the Municipal Court, chief judge of the City Court, and a justice of the State Supreme Court. He was at home in the Bronx, in the parish in which he grew up.

His obituary in the New York Times states that his “associates described him as a witty and brilliant man who loved to sing Irish songs and tell Irish stories.” My father and mother were both fine singers and dancers. The songs were mainly from Broadway shows or The Great American Songbook, the dances foxtrots and waltzes, not reels and jigs. The “Irish songs” weren’t folk tunes but Irish-American favorites like “Harrigan,” “Galway Bay,” and their all-time favorite, “How Are Things in Glocca Morra?” (lyrics by Jewish songwriter E. Y. Harberg). The stories my father excelled at telling—stories salted with theatrical mastery of dialects—rarely involved Ireland (when they did, they were ghost stories) and rose instead from his life amid the mishegas of Bronx politics.

I took for granted that the Irish-American world my family existed in for over a century would remain as it was. The election of John F. Kennedy as president in 1960 felt like a capstone. Shortly before the election, Kennedy spoke at the Concourse Plaza. My father, running in his last election for the state Supreme Court, also spoke. Afterwards, Kennedy traveled up the Grand Course on the back of a convertible, a quaintly distant, pre-Dallas image. My friends and I stood in front of the Loew’s Paradise, a movie palace that has since then been stripped and defaced, and helped swell the panethnic delirium that arose when Kennedy mounted a platform in front of the long-vanished Sachs Furniture and Krum’s Candy stores.

 

Permanence of any kind is the grandest of illusions. What was different about the Bronx was the velocity with which the illusion crumbled. The origins of the Bronx as one of the city’s five boroughs (the only one on the U.S. mainland) were obscure even to Bronxites. I heard passing mention among my elders of “annexation” and “consolidation,” but the hardedge, unremitting brick-on-brick streetscapes disguised its overnight transformation from pastoral to metropolitan and made it seem pretty much the same since the Dutch forcibly evicted the peaceable, innocent Lenapes.

The centrifugal swirl that memory insists descended suddenly, like a fast-moving storm, had been building for some time. The pharaonic schemes of Robert Moses carried traffic around and across the Bronx to Long Island and New Jersey. The fund-starved, once-efficient public-transit system creaked and sputtered. FHA mortgages spurred the upwardly mobile, suburban aspirations of would-be homeowners and at the same time maintained and abetted the enduring injustice of residential apartheid that condemned minorities to a decaying, substandard housing stock.

Economic change drove social change, and reinforced it. Vatican II altered our unalterable church. Priests and nuns molted back into civilians. Parishioners moved away. Once-thriving parishes became enfeebled. Rock ’n’ roll and the sexual revolution made the generation gap seem more like a chasm. Crime, and fear of it, escalated. The Concourse Plaza became a welfare hotel. The celluloid Bronx of Marty and A Catered Affair, the home of good-hearted working-class stiffs, descended into Fort Apache, The Bronx, a crime-ridden wasteland ruled by drug addicts and crooked cops. Formerly a synonym for low-rent blah, the borough was now “the burning Bronx,” a global synecdoche for urban ruin.

The future fled the Bronx. Friends moved away or never returned from college. Soon enough I followed, serving as a VISTA volunteer in Kansas City. Beckoned by the beautiful and new—everything the Bronx wasn’t—I felt the lure of California. It was then, for the first time, I thought about what I was leaving behind: the saga of the Atlantic passover from poverty and subservience to steerage and immigrant tenements; those who made it, those who didn’t, those whose names I knew, those I didn’t. I turned my footsteps home and returned to New York.

I attended Bronx Catholic institutions from kindergarten to the last stages of a PhD. Though they were all founded or largely staffed by Irish and Irish Americans, my first encounter with Irish history was in a college course on Victorian Britain. The past was a blur. It was as if we emerged from the shadows and fully entered history when we came to the Bronx.

My threadbare connection to Michael Manning, my great-grandfather, was my father’s memory of him as a blind old man, quiet and gentle, who never talked about what led him to emigrate other than to say that he would never think about going back “until they hanged the last landlord.” Except that he was born in pre-famine Ireland and emigrated before the Civil War, all I knew of him was a line in the census—“occupation: laborer”—and the place of his death on January 10, 1910: 296 East 7th Street, a long-ago demolished tenement. I later learned the name Manning was an errant transcription of Mangan that, for whatever reason, stuck. The rest was silence.

 

Why the past means so much to some and not much—or not at all—to others is hard to figure. At bottom, I think, it involves history as therapy.

When I returned to New York, any research I did was lackadaisical and accidental. So was my career. I worked as a Wall Street messenger, a court officer in Bronx Landlord & Tenant Court, an archivist at the New York Botanical Gardens (natives always refer to it as the Bronx Botanical Gardens), et al., until I found my way to a graduate program at Fordham. I was a graduate assistant to the late Maurice O’Connell, a scholar of Irish history and descendant of Daniel O’Connell, the Liberator, a towering figure in that history.

I traveled to Ireland and studied there. Though I felt an intimate connection to the land and people, I confronted the fact it wasn’t home and I didn’t belong. On one occasion, I took my mother to her father’s village. Not a trace of the family remained. The journey my ancestors made was final and irreversible. Caught on the hyphen between this small island to the east and the vast continent to the west, I recognized that my native land was the interspace on America’s Atlantic ledge.

Why the past means so much to some and not much—or not at all—to others is hard to figure. At bottom, I think, it involves history as therapy, as a key to understanding self as well as society, as a restless desire to uncover what we don’t know about ourselves, however partial or fractured that must be. Perhaps that hope was best captured by New York novelist and memoirist Kathleen Hill when she wrote, “our journey toward understanding the selves we had considered lost forever or, worse, have never even missed, may be restored if we are patiently attentive to our inner promptings.”

In the early-morning hours and in the time I could game or grift from my corporate day job, I began trying to reconstruct what I could of my ancestors’ immigrant world. It gradually dawned on me that the history I sought belonged to lives too unimportant to record, people who suffered history rather than recorded it, servants, laborers, anonymous poor, ordinary moments that weren’t written anywhere, the intricate tangle of existences shrunk to generalities, statistics, accidental mention, a census line.

Despairing of history, I decided to venture into the terra incognita of fiction and attempt a novel set during the Civil War Draft Riots, an epic explosion—part race riot, part insurrection—that tore New York City apart and exposed the perennial, often-feral struggle among those at the bottom of American society.

I copied paragraphs from novels I admired, scribbled the beginnings of the story I wanted to tell. I researched, wrote, despaired, rewrote, deserted, returned, persisted across an entire decade. I discovered in fiction truths I didn’t in history. I grappled with the power of the past to bolt in place the exoskeleton that supported and shaped—sometimes misshaped—expectations and relationships far into the future. I came to grasp the human need to forget as well as to remember. I learned that what goes unspoken, unacknowledged, has the greatest sway of all. Everything around me, parish, school, politics, religion, the Bronx I grew up in and carry with me, sprang from and contained what came before. The past never goes away, I realized; it only goes ignored or denied.

My characters became my companions, comrades-in-arms, soulmates, a company of aspiring, compromised, lustful, decent, cowardly, ruthless, compassionate, befuddled human beings—Irish, African Americans, old-stock New Yorkers—that I gathered under a phrase from a prayer I said since childhood: “banished children of eve.” Some were imaginary, some reconstructed from random facts and fragments inherited from my family, some, like Stephen Foster and John Hughes, real.

I listened as they mumbled, murmured, shouted, revealed themselves. They prompted me, guided me, led me through the vale of tears and weeping, laughter and rejoicing, that each generation travels in its own way. They gave me back the past and reminded me of what I thought I didn’t know. They taught me that the borders of our native land are the borders of our hearts.

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          Burning      Cache   Translate Page      

Burning is the searing examination of an alienated young man, Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi (newcomer Jong-seo Jun), a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and then, Ben (Steven Yeun, THE WALKING DEAD, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU), […]

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The Interactive Advertising Bureau's Tech Lab released a framework Friday to prevent a sophisticated form of ad fraud in apps that once wreaked havoc on the open web.

The framework, dubbed apps-ads.txt, prevents a type of fraud known as "domain spoofing," in which bad actors sell phony ads they say are from, for example, the New York Times, to marketers. This sort of fraud was previously rampant on the open web; the Financial Times last year reported that dozens of exchanges were selling its video ads programmatically, despite the fact that it only sells such inventory through Google and TrustX. Business Insider, meanwhile, said one advertiser thought they had purchased $40,000 worth of ad inventory from the publisher through the open exchanges, when in reality the publication only saw $97, indicating the rest of the money went to fraud.
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The move to apps-ads.txt would allow marketers who buy ads through demand side platforms to purchase legit ad inventory when making in-app ad buys as well as buys in over-the-top video apps. AppAnnie predicts more than $220 billion will be spent worldwide on in-app ads come 2021.
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          A Star is Born      Cache   Translate Page      

A Star is Born   A Star is Born stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper helms the drama, marking his directorial debut. In this new take on the tragic love […]

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          The Mauritshuis and Google Arts & Culture Team Up for AR Meet Vermeer #ArtTuesday      Cache   Translate Page      
From The New York Times: Johannes Vermeer, whose acute eye captured the quiet beauty of Dutch domestic life, was not a prolific artist: Just 36 paintings are widely acknowledged as his work. Still, anyone who wanted to see them all had to travel far and wide — to New York, London, Paris and beyond. Until […]
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A WWE fará em abril a WrestleMania Week quando dará início aos shows com o NXT TakeOver: New York na sexta-feira, a cerimônia do Hall of Fame no sábado e a WrestleMania 35 no domingo. Estava previsto que o especial da marca amarela fosse anterior a WrestleMania, mas isso foi modificado. A primeira explicação possível, […] More

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          A.C.T. Rings In The New Year With Edward Albee's SEASCAPE      Cache   Translate Page      

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) rings in 2019 with Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Seascape. In her A.C.T. directorial debut, Artistic Director and Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon-hailed as "the most prolific of directors of Edward Albee's plays" (The Daily Beast)-continues her career-long exploration of American theater's legendary playwright. MacKinnon won the 2013 Tony Award for the Broadway revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, starring Tracy Letts and Amy Morton.

In this wildly imaginative and satirical comedy, a newly retired couple picnic and squabble on a beach about their life together when they are interrupted by two human-sized, English-speaking lizards. Are they an evolutionary miracle, or a threat? And which couple is the greater risk to the other? As the two pairs begin to communicate, they come uneasily together, discovering how transitions in life can spark terror and restlessness in any creature of habit. Albee returns to The Geary for the first time in a decade with a sparkling fantasy of love, laughter, and evolution. Edward Albee's Seascape performs at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St., San Francisco) January 23-February 17, 2019. Press night for Edward Albee's Seascape will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Single tickets (ranging from $15-$110) are available at the A.C.T. Box Office at 415-749-2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

"Seascape marks the 11th Edward Albee production I will have directed," says MacKinnon. "Edward gave my artistic life a spine. As a freelance director, he was home-a dear friend, a colleague and mentor, a creator of worlds to play in. I miss him and plan to make him proud with this production."

Adds Jakob Holder, Executive Director of The Edward F. Albee Foundation: "Edward Albee fostered a close collaborative relationship with Pam MacKinnon for more than a decade-from The Play About the Baby in Philadelphia in 2002, to the world premiere of Occupant in New York in 2008, to the most recent revival of A Delicate Balance on Broadway-strengthened by an ever-growing trust in her director's eye and ear. Edward stuck with Pam for her invaluable qualities, chief among them her assiduous attention to detail and her abiding respect for the playwright's intentions."

Under the direction of MacKinnon, Edward Albee's Seascape features Bay Area theater veteran James Carpenter (Heisenberg and A Christmas Carol at A.C.T.; The Resting Place at Magic Theatre) as 'Charlie,' Ellen McLaughlin (originated the role of the Angel in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, appearing in all workshops and productions of the play through its original Broadway run; Ghosts at Berkeley Repertory Theatre) as 'Nancy,' Seann Gallagher (Straight White Men at Marin Theatre Company; The Real Thing at Aurora Theatre Company) as 'Leslie,' and Sarah Nina Hayon (Sweat at A.C.T.; Life Is a Dream at California Shakespeare Theater) as 'Sarah.'

The creative team for Edward Albee's Seascape includes Obie Award and two-time Tony Award winner David Zinn (Scenic and Costume Designer), Isabella Byrd (Lighting Designer), and Brendan Aanes (Sound Designer).

In connection with Edward Albee's Seascape, A.C.T. will offer numerous InterACT events-many of which are presented free of charge-that will give patrons opportunities to get closer to the action while having an entire night out at the theater. Visit act-sf.org/interact to learn more about subscribing to these events throughout the season: • Bike to the Theater Night:
Wednesday, January 23, 7 p.m.

Providing a greener alternative to theater transportation, A.C.T. and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition offer free valet bike parking, as well as a special discount on tickets, for these select performances.

• Prologue:
Tuesday, January 29, 5:30 p.m.
Before the curtain goes up, get a sneak peek at the artistic process at this fascinating preshow discussion with the director and artistic staff.

• Theater on the Couch:
Friday, February 1, following the 8 p.m. performance
This exciting postshow discussion series addresses audience questions and explores the minds, motives, and behavior of the characters.
• Audience Exchanges:
Tuesday, February 5, 7 p.m. | Sunday, February 10, 2 p.m. | Wednesday, February 13, 2 p.m.
After the show, stick around for a lively Q&A session with the actors and artists who create the work onstage.

• OUT with A.C.T.:
Wednesday, February 6, following the 8 p.m. performance
The best LGBT night in town! Mingle with the cast and enjoy free drinks and treats at this popular after-party.

• Wente Vineyards Wine Series:
Tuesday, February 12, 7 p.m.
Before the show, raise a glass at this wine-tasting event featuring the Bay Area's hottest local winery.

• PlayTime:
Saturday, February 16, 12:45 p.m.
Before this matinee performance, get hands-on with the artists who make it happen at this interactive theater workshop. A.C.T.'s production of Edward Albee's Seascape is made possible by Executive Producers Kirke and Nancy Sawyer Hasson; Producers Concepción and Irwin Federman; Linda Jo Fitz; Merrill Randol; Abby and Gene Schnair; Cherie Sorokin; and Associate Producers Paul Angelo and Cindy Low; Arnie and Shelly Glassberg; Ken Lamb; Sara Eisner Richter and Michael Richter; Mrs. Katherine G. Wallin and Mr. Homer Wallin; and Bev and Loring Wyllie.

A.C.T. would like to acknowledge its 2018-19 Season Presenters: Jerome L. and Thao N. Dodson; Priscilla and Keith Geeslin; Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation; Toni Rembe and Arthur Rock; Robina Riccitiello; Mary and Steven Swig; Jeff and Laurie Ubben; and Kay Yun and Andre Neumann-Loreck.

A.C.T. would also like to acknowledge its 2018-­19 Company Sponsors: Lesley Ann Clement and Karl Lukaszewicz; Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund; Frannie Fleishhacker; Kevin and Celeste Ford; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Getty; Kirke and Nancy Sawyer Hasson; James C. Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen-Hormel; Jeri Lynn and Jeffrey W. Johnson; Mr. and Mrs. Robert McGrath; Burt and Deedee McMurtry; David and Carla Riemer; Patti and Rusty Rueff; Aaron Vermut and Adriana López Vermut; Jack and Susy Wadsworth; and Barry Williams and Lalita Tademy.

Additional support provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; PG&E; The Shubert Foundation; The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust; San Francisco Grants for the Arts; Wells Fargo; and Hilton Union Square and Parc 55 San Francisco, A.C.T.'s Official Hotel Partner.

Up next, A.C.T. will present Mfoniso Udofia's achingly poignant drama Her Portmanteau (February 15-March 31, 2019). In spring 2019, A.C.T. will present Lauren Yee's exploration of cultural identity, global politics, and basketball, The Great Leap (March 6-31, 2019), featuring Tony Award winner BD Wong, followed by Kate Hamill's rollicking new stage adaptation of William Thackeray's classic novel, Vanity Fair (April 17-May 12, 2019). Closing out the 2018-19 season, A.C.T. will present Eugène Ionesco's "seminal absurdist satire" (Los Angeles Times) Rhinoceros (May 29-June 23, 2019), translated by Derek Prouse and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Frank Galati.


          The Triumphant Return of "I, Nomi"      Cache   Translate Page      

Peaches Christ Productions proudly presents I, NOMI. The unoriginal, original story of the girl...before and after the show. Starring Off-Broadway sensation April Kidwell

After a fabulously successful and totally sold out premiere I, Nomi triumphantly returns to Oasis Nightclub January 3rd, 4th and 5th.

Three performances only!

Advance Tickets at www.sfoasis.com/events/i-nomi119

"The coltish April Kidwell, as Nomi, is a wonder. She is tireless, fearless and performing circles around Elizabeth Berkley's portrayal in the movie. Her vibrant physicality and knowing humor are a potent riposte to the story's rabid misogyny." - Andy Webster, The New York Times

"Her energy fuels the show, and watching her, you get the feeling that she could power a city with her sweat. Her performance is a tour de force." - Rich Juzwiak, Gawker

"April Kidwell is a fearless comic performer, delivering her lines like an orc and dancing like an orangutan, even as the script dictates that her boobs be sent flying from the opening scene." - Lily Janiak, SFGate

(San Francisco, June, 2018) In any discussion of the all-time greatest female movie characters, there are certain names that are always guaranteed to come up: Dorothy Gale, Scarlett O'Hara, Holly Golightly...and Nomi Malone. And if you don't think she belongs on that list, let's just hope she doesn't find out-this one's got a temper.

As played by Elizabeth Berkley in Paul Verhoeven's immortal 1995 cult classicShowgirls, Nomi is an ambitious young woman of indeterminate origin who hitches a ride to Las Vegas with a single dream: to dance. And dance she does, first as a topless dancer at garish strip club The Cheetah, and then as a (still topless) dancer in the Stardust's glitzy hotel show, Goddess.

After bearing witness to Nomi's meteoric rise and abrupt departure at the height of her fame, we're left with many questions: who the hell was that woman? Where's her family? What "different places" did she come from? What exactly was her history with doggie chow? And what manner of destruction will she inflict upon her next location after fleeing Vegas?

You could ask Elizabeth Berkley these questions, but what does she know? She only played Nomi once! The real answers lie with the foremost theatrical interpreter of Nomi Malone and Berkley's other iconic role, Saved by the Bell's Jessie Spano: acclaimed actress/singer/comedienne April Kidwell.

After originating the role of Nomi in Bob and Tobly McSmith's Off Broadway musical Showgirls! The Musical! and reprising it for the show's west coast premiere run in San Francisco, Kidwell has played Nomi soooooo many times and knows every last thing there is to know about her. And now, she's ready to share that knowledge with the rest of us.

Written and produced by Kidwell and directed by Michael Phillis (of the cabaret smashBaloney), I, NOMI is Kidwell's raunchy, raucously funny one-woman imagining of the adolescence and life beyond Vegas of our favorite feral heroine. Featuring outrageous original songs and more than a few bombshells, this is a ferocious and empowering night of musical comedy for the #MeToo movement. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll paint your lips on way too big while having epileptic orgasms. And when all is said and done, you'll walk away saying, "Nomi? No. ME."

The show begins at 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 3rd, and at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 4th, and Saturday, January 5th. Doors open 60 minutes before showtime.

ALL SEATS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION WITHIN THEIR SECTIONS. Advance Premium Seating: $30
Advance General Admission: $20
Tickets available online at sfoasis.com

DAY OF SHOW PRICES?
AT THE DOOR
$35 Premium Seating / $25 General Admission

Oasis Nightclub
298 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

 




          WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID Starring Stacy Ross Comes to Custom Made Theatre      Cache   Translate Page      

Custom Made Theatre Co. presents the Bay Area Premiere of Sarah Treem's When We Were Young and Unafraid, which runs January 17 through February 9 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter St. in San Francisco, one block north of Union Square.

In the early 1970s, and before the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, Agnes (Stacy Ross) has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where victims of domestic violence can seek refuge.

But to Agnes' dismay, her latest runaway, Mary Anne, is beginning to influence Agnes' college-bound daughter Penny. As the drums of a feminist revolution grow louder outside her tiny world, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the women she's spent her life trying to help.

When We Were Young and Unafraid reminds us that the path to today's women's rights was perilous, and their future is not guaranteed, while telling a personal tale of change and redemption.

Young and Unafraid reunites director Tracy Ward and actor Stacy Ross, after their triumphant production of Steve Yockey's The Thrush and the Woodpecker. Custom Made is thrilled to have these two important artists back on the Sutter Street stage, for this poignant look at the perilous nature of women's rights, and the personal cost to those who fought for them.

Sarah Treem's show THE AFFAIR, which she co-created with Hagai Levi and stars Dominic West and Ruth Wilson, was named the best drama TV series at the 2015 Golden Globes, and the award for best actress in a drama TV series went to Ruth Wilson. The show received a WGA nomination for best new series.

Sarah wrote and co-Executive Produced for the first season of David Fincher's HOUSE OF CARDS for Netflix which earned her a WGA award. Prior to that, she wrote on all three seasons of the acclaimed series, IN TREATMENT, for which she won a WGA award and was nominated for a Humanitas award. While under an overall deal at HBO, Sarah wrote and produced for HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA while also developing her own pilots.

Sarah started her career in the theater, earning her B.A. and M.F.A. from Yale University, where she has also taught playwriting. Her play A FEMININE ENDING premiered at Playwrights Horizons and went on to productions at South Coast Repertory and Portland Center Stage, among others. Her play THE HOW AND THE WHY premiered at the McCarter Theater starring Mercedes Ruehl (with Emily Mann directing) and went on to productions at Interact Theatre and Trinity Repertory among others. Sarah's other plays include EMPTY SKY (Bloomington Playwrights Project), ORPHAN ISLAND (Sundance Theater Lab), HUMAN VOICES (New York Stage and Film) and MIRROR MIRROR. She has been commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, Southcoast Repertory and Manhattan Theater Club and developed work at the Ojai Playwrights Festival, the Screenwriters Colony, Hedgebrook and Yaddo.


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Santos Laguna se medirá al Club Deportivo Marathón de Honduras, en la primera ronda de la Liga de Campeones de la Concacaf 2019. Ambos equipos, conocieron su destino anoche durante el sorteo celebrado en Miami, Florida.

Los Guerreros regresan así a esta competencia, donde fue subcampeón en el 2013 y 2014. Su boleto lo obtuvieron, al ser campeón de la Liga MX en el Clausura 2018, por lo que se convirtió en uno de los cuatro representantes de México.

El certamen comenzará la tercera semana de febrero. El choque de ida, se jugará en el Estadio Yankel Rosenthal de San Pedro Sula, mientras que la vuelta, en el Estadio Corona de Torreón.

El llamado "Monstruo Verde" fundado en 1925, cuenta con 9 títulos en la Liga Hondureña. Actualmente su técnico es el argentino Héctor Vargas y su base de jugadores, son de origen catracho, mientras que como extranjeros están en la plantilla, el defensor costarricense Roy Smith, así como los delanteros Yaudel Lahera de Cuba y Justin Arboleda de Colombia.

En las otras llaves, los Rayados del Monterrey como subcampeón del Apertura 2017 en el balompié azteca, se medirá al Alianza de El Salvador, mientras que los Diablos Rojos del Toluca (Subcampeón del Clausura 2018 en la Liga MX) chocarán ante el Sporting Kansas City de la MLS.

Los Tigres UANL como Campeón del Apertura 2017 en México, se las verán en un bravo partido ante el Deportivo Saprissa de Costa Rica, en tanto que el Toronto FC chocará frente al Club Atlético Independiente de Panamá.

El Atlanta United FC del "Tata" Martino irá ante los ticos del Herediano. El New York Red Bulls o Portland Timbers de Estados Unidos, tendrá como rival a al Atlético Pantoja de República Dominicana, y el Club Deportivo Guastatoya de Guatemala, se las verá con el Houston Dynamo.

Los ganadores de las series 1, 3, 5 y 7, recibirán los partidos de vuelta de los cuartos de final y enfrentarán a los ganadores de los enfrentamientos 2, 4, 6 y 8 respectivamente.

Para las semifinales, los enfrentamientos originales determinarán los emparejamientos. Adicionalmente, los clubes serán clasificados de acuerdo a su desempeño en los octavos y cuartos de final, utilizando el procedimiento de desempate del campeonato.

El club mejor clasificado en cada serie de semifinales será sede del partido de vuelta. El mismo procedimiento de desempate se aplicará para determinar quién será sede del partido de vuelta de las finales.

Todo listo

Quedaron definidos los octavos de final de la Concacaf Liga de Campeones en el sorteo que se celebró en Miami.

Los octavos iniciarán en el mes de febrero del 2019. Los partidos de esta fase de eliminación de la Concacaf Liga de Campeones se disputarán de la siguiente manera: Santos vs Marathón (Honduras); New York Red Bulls o Portland Timbers (ambos de Estados Unidos y por definir) vs Club Atlético Pantoja (República Dominicana); Tigres vs Saprissa (Costa Rica); Houston Dynamo (Estados Unidos) vs Guastatoya (Guatemala); Toluca vs Sporting Kansas City (Estados Unidos); Toronto FC (Canadá) vs Club Atlético Independiente (Panamá); Atlanta United (Estados Unidos) vs Herediano (Costa Rica) y Rayados vs Alianza FC (El Salvador).

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La película «El mago de Oz» es la más influyente de la historia del cine. «Ciudadano Kane» es la séptima y «Centauros del desierto», la décima. No se trata de ser mejor, tampoco de que en su atribulada dirección estuvieran Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog y King Vidor. La influencia tiene que ver con las veces que se cita en otras películas. Investigadores de la Universidad de Turín han desarrollado un algoritmo y han analizado 47.000 títulos. La segunda más influyente es «La guerra de las galaxias» (sorprendente por ser mucho más moderna). La tercera es «Psicosis». Seguramente, la de Norman Bates también es la madre más nombrada. Es verdad que las 20 más influyentes se rodaron antes de 1980 y ahí sí entra la de Lucas. También la actriz más influyente ha resultado ser Carrie Fisher. Pero, espera, que la segunda es Lois Maxwell, Moneypenny en 14 películas de James Bond, que no aparecen entre las 20 primeras. Esto es tan raro como el EGM.

Tampoco «Atrapado en el tiempo» está entre las 20 primeras del estudio de Livio Bioglio y Ruggero G. Pensa publicado en Applied Network Science. Pero hay que ver la tabarra que se da en España con el día de la marmota (la película de Bill Murray debe de ser la única que los españoles nombramos por su título original despreciando el otro). Francisco Serrano, candidato a presidente de la Junta de Andalucía por Vox, dijo la noche del domingo que se había acabado el día de la marmota. Sonó a Schwarzenegger y su «¡Aquí ya no se hace pipí!» de «Poli de guardería».

La otra tabarra es la de «Juego de tronos» (juego de tormos), que ya hemos visto lo bien que le ha salido a Teresa Rodríguez (Rufián no ha debido de ver otra cosa que «El padrino», decimotercera en la lista). Hay otra tabarra volante en los últimos tiempos. Sí, con Andalucía vuelve el tostón con «Borgen». Siempre es más elegante citar clásicos de cine o televisión. En la lista también andan «King Kong» (1933), «Blancanieves», «Drácula», «Frankenstein», «Tiburón» o «Lo que el viento se llevó». Parte de nuestra vida. Y, desde luego, «El mago de Oz» (1939). En «Teenage. La invención de la juventud» 1875-1945 (Desperta Ferro), Jon Savage recuerda su estreno. Y que la Metro la había planteado como una epopeya que compitiera con Shirley Temple, la estrella de la Fox. Shirley Temple sí que era influyente. Fue la actriz que más recaudó en 1936, 1937 y 1938. La promoción de MGM fue brutal. En Grand Central Station se reunieron 10.000 admiradores para ver a Judy Garland y Mickey Rooney, que no salía en la película pero sí en otras como pareja de Garland. Y para promocionar a la Metro servía. Hay una foto del New York Daily News de ese día en Grand Central en la que se ve a Judy Garland con los brazos en cruz entre dos policías que trataban de rescatarla. Un poco Isabel Pantoja al salir del juzgado. Un mucho Iggy Pop tirándose al público.

«El mago de Oz» es del mismo año que «Lo que el viento se llevó» (19 en la lista). Y en el imaginario popular pueden asomar como las dos grandes películas de la historia, pareciendo que una es para adultos y la otra para niños. Pero es que la de niños tiene mucho más dentro. De la juventud al progreso, de la familia al hogar o la comunidad. No soy una película de las 47.000 pero cuando veo estos días a Susana Díaz al lado de Verónica Pérez («la máxima autoridad del PSOE») caigo en «El mago de Oz» (no de hoz). Me imagino a la abatida Susana dirigiéndose a Verónica: «Totó, parece que no estamos en Kansas». Como mucho en la avenida de Kansas City.


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A new exhibition at the Tsinghua University Art Museum titled Vision and Reflection: Photographs of China in the 19th Century gives visitors a glimpse of what Chinese life was like over one hundred years ago. Compiled of 120 of the earliest known photographs of the Middle Kingdom, these pictures of people, landscapes, and architecture capture China at the end of the Qing dynasty and have never before been exhibited in Beijing.

Taken by both Chinese and international photographers, the snapshots capture intimate moments between subjects as well as stunning and barren landscapes of some of Beijing’s most famous sights, some of which still stand to this day.

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The photographs are only a fraction of the New York-based private Stephan Loewentheil China Photography Collection, which in total includes 13,000 photographs that comprise some of the rarest paper photographs of Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.


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Given the tide of mourning over Friday's death at 94 of George H.W. Bush, when it comes to this beat, one piece of the 41st President's legacy bears particular note, all the more as its impact extends into the present.

At its core, next year marks the 35th anniversary of the establishment of full relations between the Holy See and the US. Though the bilateral ties are easily taken for granted today, if anything – fraught as it was with anti-Catholic prejudice and conspiracy theories – the path to Washington's diplomatic recognition of the Pope took almost a century to accomplish, and were it not for Bush, odds are the wait would've stretched even longer.

In a way, that owed itself to a quirk of history... well, one among others.

In 1974, six years before the Texas bureaucrat's election as Ronald Reagan's Vice President, the Federal government finally got around to giving its #2 an official residence: a house on the grounds of the Naval Observatory, located along the Massachusetts Avenue heart of "Embassy Row." Yet as it happened, the move would be an unwitting boon for the Vatican – since 1939, the Holy See's base of operations in the States, then known as the Apostolic Delegation, was located right across the street.

At the time, the state of affairs meant that, in the absence of formal relations, the Apostolic Delegates – in place since 1893 – were the Pope's emissary solely to the US church, with no status before the government. (On the flip-side, after President Franklin D. Roosevelt proved unable to establish full relations due to lingering suspicion toward the church from Protestant senators, the late 1930s saw FDR institute a "personal representative" of the President to the Holy See, who served as an ambassador in all but name.) Yet by the time the Bushes arrived at the VP's house, their presence joined other sea-changes on the global front in giving the century-old impasse the momentum to shift.

Despite the absence of full diplomatic ties, the early 1980s already saw a tightening of American and Vatican interests. In 1978, the election of John Paul II brought to Peter's Chair a figure whose deep personal experience with the States was without precedent for a Pope, an attribute born from multiple extended visits, and just as much through a network of Polish-American contacts who quietly funneled sizable aid for their homeland's suffering church and its resistance to the Communist regime in large part through the cardinal-archbishop of Krakow.

In that light, per custom at the change of pontificates, the new Pope made the Washington posting a key early target of his geopolitical strategy, naming Archbishop Pio Laghi – whose prior assignments in the Holy Land and Argentina made him a heavyweight of the Vatican's foreign service – as his Delegate to the US within days of Reagan's election. And while the courtly Italian, whose patrician bearing masked his simple upbringing, would openly execute one revolution – stacking the American hierarchy with prelates who reflected a bolstered sense of Catholic identity – a second, stealth effort would fuse Pope and President in a multi-front campaign to dismantle the Iron Curtain, a push in which Reagan's deputy would play a linchpin role long before Bush's own administration presided over its formal demise.

Having moved into their respective sides of Mass Av at the same time in early 1981, in typical Bush form, the Vice President's bond with Laghi was forged on the tennis court. Both in their mid-50s, the new neighbors were longtime avid players – and as Maureen Dowd's appreciation of Bush in today's New York Times put it, just as "H.W. used sports as a way to do personal diplomacy," in the Pope's Delegate, the high-church Episcopalian had met his match. (With Bush as Vice President, the duo are seen above in an undated photo aboard Air Force Two – Laghi at far left – along with Barbara Bush and one of the archbishop's key US appointees, Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston.)

Given Bush's own strong-suit in foreign policy, burnished by stints as ambassador to China and the United Nations, the dynamic between the Vice President and Apostolic Delegate made for a symbiotic fit, so much so that Laghi would come to be seen as "a close family friend." And with the church's on-the-ground presence across the Communist bloc – not to mention Latin America, another "hothouse" of the time – providing key intelligence networks for the US to tap into, the synergy of personal ties and shared priorities arguably made for the halcyon period of the Rome-Washington axis, which finally secured the establishment of full bilateral relations in 1984, granting Laghi ambassadorial status as Pro-Nuncio. (At the time, the Holy See's practice was to reserve the title "Nuncio" solely to the Catholic countries where, by law, its representative was ex officio dean of the diplomatic corps; the distinction was abolished in the late 1990s.)

Having remained in the post through his friend's election to the Presidency and the fall of the Berlin Wall – while internally overseeing a sweeping recast of the Stateside bench in John Paul's image and likeness – Laghi was recalled to Rome in 1990 as prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education and made a cardinal months later.

Since his departure, no occupant of the Washington posting has approached his length of tenure in it.

Almost always seen as the most influential Vatican legate the US has known in its era as a hegemonic superpower, Laghi's decade in the capital still endures as a point of reference, and the man himself was discreetly sought out for high-level American efforts or advice in Rome practically until his own passing in 2009.

In the best-known of those moments, as the White House push for a second war in Iraq gathered steam in early 2003, the former Pro-Nuncio was tapped by John Paul as his personal emissary to President George W. Bush, tasked with returning to Washington to convey the Pope's intense opposition to the campaign.

While the choice of messenger indicated the most concerted engagement for peace that the Vatican could make, of course, the mission (carried out during 40-minute Oval Office talks with "43") proved futile. Upon departing the capital, the cardinal "realized that the Bush administration was very naïve about the consequences of war" – a sense that would only be revealed after his death.

Though all but a handful of Laghi's appointees are long gone from office, several of the young local aides from his US posting were subsequently named to the bench and remain atop the American hierarchy: a group led by the sitting cardinal-archbishops of New York and Chicago, two of the nation's three largest dioceses.

Of all the "Laghini," however, the DC aide invariably described as the most beloved was Msgr Bernie Yarrish, a son of Scranton whose own elevation was precluded by a two-decade battle with multiple sclerosis. At 67, Yarrish died of the disease in June, with Tim Dolan – who brought his onetime Nunciature-mate to Rome as his Vice-Rector at the North American College (Yarrish's final major assignment) – leading the sendoff at the fallen cleric's boyhood parish.

Laghi's fifth successor at 3339 Massachusetts, the current Nuncio to the US, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, will be the Holy See's representative at Wednesday's state funeral for Bush in Washington National Cathedral – sitting not with the delegations of ecumenical clergy, but the diplomatic corps.

In keeping with the procedures on the death of a former President, President Trump has declared Wednesday as a national day of mourning; among other entities, the Federal government will be closed in tribute, as will the financial markets, and mail delivery will be suspended.

On another protocol note, church institutions with flagpoles are advised that the US flag is to be flown at half-staff until sunset on New Year's Eve – 30 days from 41's passing. However, where applicable, the custom does not extend to the Vatican flag – as it represents a sovereign entity, the Holy See's banner is lowered solely upon the death of the Roman pontiff through the subsequent Novemdiales, the nine-day mourning period that precedes a Conclave.

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The view south from Park Avenue and 94th Street around 1882.

Manhattan Street Grid at Museum of City of New York (NYTimes.com)

Simeon De Witt, Gouverneur Morris and John Rutherfurd were entrusted with planning the city back in 1811. New York huddled mostly south of Canal Street, but it was booming, its population having tripled to 96,373 since 1790 thanks to the growing port.

The planners proposed a grid for this future city stretching northward from roughly Houston Street to 155th Street in the faraway heights of Harlem. It was in many respects a heartless plan. There were virtually no parks or plazas. The presumption was that people would gravitate east and west along the numbered streets to the rivers when they wanted open space and fresh air, and not spend lots of time moving north or south. That partly explains why there were only a dozen avenues.

In the abstract, the idea was really nothing revolutionary; grid plans went back to ancient Greece and Rome. But installing one in Manhattan was deeply subversive because, while still undeveloped, the island was already parceled into irregularly shaped, privately owned properties.

This meant the appropriation of land and reconstruction. First, Manhattan had to be surveyed, a task that took years. Property lines had to be redrawn, government mobilized for decades on end to enforce, open, grade and pave streets. Some 60 years passed before the grid arrived at 155th Street. Streets were still “rough and ragged” tracks for a long while, as one diarist observed in 1867, describing a recently opened stretch around 40th Street and Madison Avenue as a mess of “mud holes, goats, pigs and geese.”


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Yet another YouTube star has thrown his influence -- as well as a boatload of cash -- behind Felix 'PewDiePie' Kjellberg in his bid to fend off Bollywood production firm T-Series from dethroning him as YouTube’s most-subscribed channel.

Sixteen-year-old Justin Roberts, who is a member of Jake Paul’s Team 10 vlogger posse -- and whose comedy videos have amassed 1.2 million subscribers on his own channel -- documented the process of purchasing a billboard in New York’s Times Square in order to encourage passersby to subscribe to PewDiePie.

The video kicks off with Roberts spending $1,000 to fly from Pittsburgh -- where he is celebrating Thanksgiving with his family -- to New York City, all while urging a graphic designer friend to help him helm the artwork in a matter of hours. Once he's on the ground, Roberts calls another friend, Max Modell, whose father happens to own the Modell’s Sporting Goods retail chain -- which has a store in Times Square -- to help him ascertain some billboard real estate. (Roberts' father is also a wealthy entrepreneur: sports management and real estate tycoon Marc Roberts).

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2018 Turks and Caicos Flights

[caption id="attachment_3034" align="aligncenter" width="640"]2018 Turks and Caicos Flights Photo by Tomás Del Coro. Image license: CC BY-SA 2.0 [/caption]

Now that it's officially fall, travel season is almost upon us. The days are growing shorter, and the weather is getting colder and wetter... or worse. To prepare you for the months of icy snow and darkness ahead we have some new information on new Turks and Caicos flights. We also have some tips on how to find cheap tickets to save money on your vacation on warm and sandy Grace Bay Beach.

Southwest to Resume Daily Direct Flights to Turks and Caicos

Southwest Airlines has announced they will resume direct flights from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood to Providenciales International Airport (PLS) in Turks and Caicos starting November 4.

These flights will connect in Fort Lauderdale to and from cities in the eastern half of the United States such as Baltimore, New York, Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa and Washington DC.

As well  Southwest will be offering new direct flights from Nashville to Providenciales, with service expected to start in November, 2017. Fares and flight schedules to Providenciales have yet to be announced, so stay tuned!

InterCaribbean Launches New Turks and Caicos Flights

If you're planning an excursion to Grand Turk and want to see as much of Turks and Caicos as possible, InterCaribbean's new service may be of interest.

Turks and Caicos-based regional Caribbean airline InterCaribbean Airways has officially commenced its new service from Grand Turk to both South Caicos and Salt Cay.

List of Flights to Turks and Caicos

There are direct flights between Providenciales Airport (PLS) and many cities throughout North America and Canada, including New York, Atlanta, Miami, Toronto and Montreal.

Schedules for fall and winter 2018 are still being determined, so, for daily flights be sure to check the Turks and Caicos Airport Authority, or check out the airlines' websites for up-to-date information:

City Airlines
NYC JetBlue, Delta Airlines, United Airlines,
Boston JetBlue, Delta Airlines, US Airways
Philadelphia Delta Airlines, US Airways
Charlotte US Airways
Atlanta Delta Airlines,
Miami American Airlines
Toronto Air Canada, WestJet
Ottawa Air Canada
Montreal Air Transat, Air Canada, WestJet
Nassau British Airways, Bahamas Air (direct daily flights)
London (Heathrow) British Airways

If you want more information, as always, be sure to contact our reservations desk.

Tips on Getting Cheap Tickets to Turks and Caicos

For some people, the actual planning process is one of the most enjoyable parts of taking a vacation. It's always a challenge to hunt down the best flight deals, so here are a few tips:

1. Search for tickets one seat at a time

If you are searching for tickets for your family, if you really want to save money, try searching by one ticket at a time. This is because most automated systems will show you the highest fare for all the tickets. If you try searching one seat at a time, there may be limited seats on sale.

2. Search at midweek

Airlines tend to launch their sales on Tuesdays and end them on Thursdays, so don’t limit your searches to the weekends.

3. Fly on a holiday

It may seem counterintuitive, but the biggest savings can be found by flying on the actual holiday, such as Thanksgiving or Christmas Day. The exception is if you’re traveling over a three-day weekend—then, everyone is looking to fly on the actual holiday, so that’s the perfect time to try and extend your vacation by a day.

4. Fly on a Tuesday, Wednesday or a Saturday

Why? Because planes are least full on these days of the week, these flights usually have the lowest fares.

5. Monitor Twitter, Facebook and airline emails

Follow your favorite airlines on social media in addition to signing up for discount online travel company emails.

Plan Your Dream Vacation on Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales

Experience an earthly wonder of sand and sea at our 114-suite luxury resort on Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies.

Family-friendly, yet ideally suited for romantic getaways and wedding celebrations, The Sands at Grace Bay offers a harmonious balance of home comforts and sublime Caribbean elegance – as well as a picture perfect location on the sparkling shores of Grace Bay Beach.

If you are dreaming of a beach holiday in the Caribbean that gives you the flexibility of having your own fully-equipped suite while enticing you with fine dining, pristine grounds and sigh-inducing vistas, we look forward to welcoming you to The Sands at Grace Bay.

Have a travel tip or a question about flights to Turks and Caicos? Be sure to leave a comment!

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What islands are in the Caribbean? And which island is best for planning your perfect vacation?

There are at least 700 islands, reefs and cays in the Caribbean, and every one of them promises adventure for travelers. Some offer all the comforts of home, while others are harder to reach and provide rewards for explorers.

To help you understand where everything is to plan your vacation, let's take a look at the geography of the Caribbean.

Map of the Caribbean

Lesser Antilles and Leeward Islands

When you start researching the Caribbean, you'll encounter two terms: "Lesser Antilles" and "Leeward Islands." These are major island chains in the region, and home to some of the most famous vacation destinations in the world.

But what exactly are they?

Leeward Islands

The Leeward Islands face the open Atlantic Ocean to the east, in the outer, southeast corner of the Caribbean.

The islands get their name from the time when sailing ships were the only form of transportation across the Atlantic Ocean between Europe and its Caribbean colonies. The Leeward Islands include Anguilla, St. Martin, Guadeloupe and other islands.

The Leeward Islands' counterparts are the Windward Islands to their southeast, including St. Lucia, Barbados and Trinidad.

In terms of where each island chain gets its name, in sailing terminology, "windward" means towards the source of the wind, while "leeward" is the opposite direction.

In the Caribbean, the prevailing winds, known as the trade winds, blow out of the southeast. Therefore, an island to the northwest, such as Puerto Rico, would typically be leeward of an island to the southeast, such as Antigua. As well, Antigua would typically be windward of Puerto Rico, but leeward of Guadeloupe and Martinique.

Lesser Antilles

While most people can easily name individual islands and nations that make up the Greater Antilles -- Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba -- the Lesser Antilles can be harder to identify.

The Lesser Antilles, a chain of volcanic islands stretching along the southeastern edge of the Caribbean, also includes the Leeward and Windward Islands. So, the Lesser Antilles includes popular vacation destinations such as the Barbados, Antigua and the US Virgin Islands.

What About Turks and Caicos?

The islands of the Turks and Caicos aren't technically located in the Caribbean at all. Instead, we're in the Atlantic Ocean, and are part of the Bahama Archipelago, to the north of Cuba and to the east of Florida.

The Turks and Caicos shares many characteristics with the Bahamas, the country and island chain to the northwest of us. We share blue seas, white sand beaches, and a similar culture.

Caicos Islands by Satellite

However, it's Providenciales here in Turks and Caicos that is regularly recognized as one of the top travel destinations in the world. And it's Grace Bay that is also regularly voted the world's best beach.

All together, the islands of the the Greater Antilles, the Lesser Antilles and the Bahamas, including Turks and Caicos, make up the West Indies.

Popular Caribbean Island Destinations

The Caribbean and the West Indies are filled with tropical vacation destinations to suit every wallet and every taste. Generally speaking, your travel budget and accessibility -- how long it will take you to reach your destination -- are two of the biggest considerations when planning a Caribbean trip.

With those considerations in mind, here are several Caribbean destinations popular with people all over the world.

St. Martin

One of the Leeward Islands in the southeastern Caribbean, St. Martin is one island shared by two countries, France and the Netherlands. St. Martin is famous for its airport adjacent the beach, where jumbo jets fly low right over holidaymakers.

St. Martin is a beloved airport destination because of its direct flights from Europe and the United States, and its mix of French, Dutch and Caribbean culture. Unfortunately, the 2017 hurricane season left both the island and the airport significantly damaged.

Haiti

While many travelers visit its neighbor, the Dominican Republic, Haiti is a mostly overlooked Caribbean destination. Although Haiti is quite poor, it has developed into a cruise ship destination with all-inclusive resorts. The history and culture of the country offers many opportunities for more adventurous tourists.

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While Haiti is quite beautiful, because of its location it also tends to experience more than its fair share of hurricanes from September to November. Travel between the airport and resorts can be challenging, so visitors should exercise caution.

St. Lucia

This isolated island hidden away in a remote corner of the Caribbean is a romantic paradise for lovers. Forested mountains tower above pristine beaches, and ultra-exclusive resorts hide among the trees.

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St. Lucia is one of the more spectacular destinations in the Caribbean, but, even with direct flights from the United States it can be hard to reach -- plan on booking an entire day just on travel. The tree-top resorts are also generally aimed at luxury travelers with big budgets.

Turks and Caicos.. The Perfect Caribbean Destination?

Turks and Caicos, still largely undiscovered by mass tourism, is not only off the beaten track, but is also easy to reach from the mainland. It's about an hour by air from Fort Lauderdale to Providenciales (PLS), with direct flights to Turks and Caicos from other major airports including Atlanta, Boston and New York.

And, what's more, the beautiful award-winning beaches here on Providenciales have to be seen to be believed.

The average temperature ranges between 85 and 90 degrees (29-32 degrees Celsius) from June to October, and in an average year the Turks and Caicos has 350 days of sunshine.

The Sands at Grace Bay is located directly on beautiful Grace Bay, right on the beach. With our pool and spacious suites, we're a family favorite. We're just a short 15 minute drive from the airport, so you'll spend more of your time enjoying your vacation.

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We get asked a lot of questions about Turks and Caicos. Here are some of the most common FAQs.

When is the best time of year to visit the Turks and Caicos?

This is a question we're asked at lot. The the weather is great at any time of the year. There is somewhat more more rain in April and May, as well as at the end of the year, but not enough to change vacation plans.

Peak hurricane season is in September and October. It’s hottest here in August and September, and it’s coolest in January and February. The week after New Years in January is traditionally a slow. It’s least crowded in September and October.

Where Are the Turks and Caicos?

The Turks and Caicos Islands is an archipelago of 40 cays and islets located about an hour by air from Miami, and about 3 hours by air from New York.

The Turks and Caicos sit atop the Caicos Bank. It’s a massive underwater seamount rising up from the deeps of the ocean floor. Just offshore to the north of the Caicos islands run barrier reefs. To the south lies the shallow waters of the Caicos Bank.

How Easy is It to Travel Here?

There are direct flights between Providenciales Airport (PLS) and many cities throughout North America and Canada, including New York, Atlanta, Miami, Toronto and Montreal.

For daily flight information, please consult the Turks and Caicos Airport Authority.

Besides offering flights to South Caicos and North Caicos, locally-based Caicos Express Airways also offers flights to BahamasCubaJamaicaCayman IslandsHispaniola (Dominican Republic & Haiti), and Eastern Caribbean.

Do You Need a Visa to Visit Turks and Caicos?

For tourist stays up to 30 days, U.S. citizens need a passport, naturalization certificate, or original certified birth certificate as well as photo identification, onward or return tickets, and sufficient funds for their stay.

Can I use my cellphone or my ATM card?

Cell phone: yes, but beware of roaming charges. Buy a prepaid SIM card from a local carrier on Providenciales, or just use Skype.

ATM card: most will work at Scotia Bank machines.

How Is Shopping On Turks and Caicos? What About Internet Service?

If you’re considering relocating to Turks and Caicos, be reassured: there’s reliable Internet on Providenciales offered by a variety of providers.

For shopping, many locals depend on IGA’s Graceway chain of supermarkets. Grace Bay, the main tourist area of Providenciales, features Graceway Gourmet, an upscale grocery store with fine, natural and organic foods.

What are Taxes Like in Turks and Caicos?

There is no income tax in Turks and Caicos.

There is a one-time stamp duty or land-transfer tax, payable to the Turks and Caicos Government when purchasing real estate, but that’s it.

Stamp duty ranges from 6.5-percent to 10-percent. This is a one-time land transfer tax, based on price and location of the property. There are no capital gains or estate taxes on real estate.

What’s healthcare like on Providenciales?

Health services provided at the center includes emergency care, dental, dialysis, internal medicine, surgical, orthopedic, obstetric and endoscopic procedures, physiotherapy and diagnostic imaging.

Day to day healthcare and emergency services are handled by private clinics. There is also a hospital, Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, which many of the services that one would find in the USA or Canada.

If you are not a resident of the Turks and Caicos and do not have an employer, you must sign up for private medical insurance before coming to the island.

What is food like in Turks and Caicos?

If you travel to the Turks and Caicos today you’ll be able to choose from almost every cuisine on earth.

This is because, as the islands have become more popular as a tourist destination, people have been attracted from all over the world to live and work here.

The island of Providenciales in particular offers everything from sushi and high-end fusion cuisine to Indian and Chinese food.

Traditional dishes include conch and hominy, cod fish cakes and corn bread. Steamed conch, stewed conch, and stewed fish and grits.

Crab and rice, which features the blue crab common to the islands, is also a local comfort food.

Got Questions about Turks and Caicos?

If you have any questions about Turks and Caicos, leave us a comment below! We will be happy to give you an answer.

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Mueller’s Intricate Cover Up of Deep State Spying on Trump

RUSH: Michael Cohen has begged a federal judge for mercy after his guilty plea. I should tell you, Paul Sperry, who writes for the New York Post and Real Clear Politics, took a look. He did a deep dive into Cohen’s plea that has been publicized by Mueller. We’ll link to it at RushLimbaugh.com. I’d have to read the whole thing to you, basically get in the weeds, but his conclusion is that this plea deal actually exonerates Trump, but that that’s not the way Mueller is gonna end up reporting this.



Now, Rudy Giuliani is out joining the criticism of Mueller because it’s apparent from Jerome Corsi and Manafort that what Mueller is doing, which we discussed last week, is trying to force people to say what Mueller wants them to say. He’s trying to force people to lie in order to make the case that Mueller wants to make. And Giuliani is now calling Mueller out on this as well. So Cohen apparently has done this. Cohen has apparently told Mueller what he wants to hear about some things, particularly his Trump Tower meeting.

And again, folks, I can’t stress enough here, this is so crucial and so important to illustrate how actually literally bogus all of this is. The original Russian collusion story that the media and the deep state reported for now two years is that the Russians and Trump got together and conspired — they really want to use conspiracy instead of collusion, but they don’t dare. And they haven’t needed to. Collusion people are interpreting it to meet conspiracy anyway. See, conspiracy is a crime. Collusion isn’t. And that’s why they have to be very careful in not using the word “conspiracy” ’cause there isn’t any crime here.

They have literally created the impression in nearly half this country’s population that the Russians tampered with votes and that Trump was aware of it and agreed to let them do it in order to benefit from it, i.e., being elected president, Hillary losing. This is what they made the American people think the Mueller investigation is.

I can’t tell you the number of left-wing Democrats and American leftists, the Democrat voting base who literally to this day still think that’s what all this is and that Mueller has the smoking gun, the silver bullet or what have you. And Mueller doesn’t have anything of the sort because nothing of the sort happened. So now Mueller has got these witnesses and he’s asking them to say various things that may not have happened. Manafort, Jerome Corsi, they’re alleging that this is what Mueller is doing.

And, by the way, the reason I tend to believe it — I don’t know either Manafort or Corsi — but the reason I believe it is because the same people on Mueller’s team did this exact thing during the Ted Stevens trial, the senator from Alaska, and during the Enron trial. They did the exact same thing.

And, in fact, get this! James Comey has been subpoenaed to testify behind closed doors to a House committee. Comey sued! And he got some DOJ lawyers to represent him, trying to shut this down. Now, the DOJ has nothing to say to the Congress. The Congress can do open session or closed session, and there’s nothing, because of separation of powers, that anybody can say about it.

And yet Comey had his lawyers sue on the basis that he didn’t want closed session. He wanted open because he’s afraid, he says, that they’re gonna leak what he says to make him look bad. Imagine that! James Comey, who leaks like a sieve to make everybody else look bad, is afraid he’s gonna get the same treatment, so he wanted an open hearing. And he got some lawyers to go out and sue on that basis.

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Now, a bombshell happened that has not hit the Drive-By Media, and it’s from John Solomon who, on Friday, reported that there were at least six different deep state operatives who attempted to infiltrate and set up the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. Now, we know of two or three. We know of Joseph Mifsud, the Maltese professor and his involvement with George Papadopoulos. And we know of Stefan Halper. And we know of the Australian ambassador, John Howard.

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COLUMBUS – Calling the events of this summer “difficult” and “disappointing,” Urban Meyer acknowledged that his three-game suspension earlier this year could impact his legacy.

“I'm sure it will it. I haven't really thought that through. It was a disappointing time obviously. But I think today, this is about celebrating a new football coach. This is about a very strong program and a group of players that just won back-to-back championships. The legacy you can only control so much. I can lie to you and say that's not important to me. Any human, that's important to you. People have their opinions… and just do the best to do things the right way, ” Meyer told reporters during a Tuesday afternoon news conference.

He was responding to a series of questions about his legacy and how the events of this summer may have swayed his decision to walk away from a successful Ohio State Buckeyes football program.

Meyer told reporters it was a “cumulative” series of events – including his health (a brain cyst has caused Meyer repeated and painful headaches), the current strength of the football program and this summer’s scandal that Meyer said all played a role in his decision to step away.

Asked directly if the suspension was one of those factors in his decision, he said: “Sure.”

Both Meyer and athletic director Gene Smith were suspended earlier this season for their handling of a domestic abuse allegations involving now-former wide receivers coach Zach Smith, who was fired by Meyer and OSU this summer.

Both Gene Smith and Meyer learned of a 2015 domestic dispute call to Powell Police involving Zach Smith and his ex-wife Courtney. Courtney alleged that she had been abused but no charges were filed. Powell’s police chief has previously told 10 Investigates that they did not think they could win the case in court.

An investigation conducted by a New York law firm hired by the university found that while Meyer and Gene Smith “neither condoned or covered up the alleged a domestic abuse by Zach Smith, they failed to take sufficient management action relating to Zach Smith’s misconduct…”

Specifically, the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton found that both Gene Smith and Urban Meyer failed to adhere to the precise requirements of their contracts when they “concluded that they needed to await a law enforcement determination to file charges before they reported the otherwise disputed claims of spousal abuse against Zach Smith.”

Zach Smith was fired by the Meyer and OSU in July after Meyer learned of a protection order that had been filed against Zach by his ex-wife Courtney Smith. Zach Smith was also charged with trespassing in May of this year. Smith has since resolved the matters in court, pleading to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct in October. He did not reply to a message seeking comment Tuesday. Neither did Courtney Smith or her representatives.

Meyer caught criticism this summer for initially telling reporters that he lacked specific knowledge about the 2015 incident. In a statement, Meyer later said he misspoke.

There were also questions raised by investigators who learned that prior to his suspension that Meyer had a conversation with a football operations person about how to adjust settings on his cell phone to delete text messages older than one year. Investigators did not find text messages on Meyer’s phone older than one year.

10 Investigates is also still waiting on a number of public records requests to be fulfilled by the university. It’s been four months since 10 Investigates made those requests. A university spokesman says they’re working on them.


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SMITHTOWN, N.Y. — A special member of the Bush family stole the show during the ceremonies honoring President George H.W. Bush on Monday. The president's beloved service dog, Sully, faithfully joined his companion on his final journey.

CBS New York reports Sully was named after the pilot who successfully landed the plane in the Hudson River back in 2009. The yellow lab has performed some miracles of his own, and he began his life on Long Island.

The dog's full name is Sully H.W. Bush. He was photographed recently sitting faithfully by the casket of President Bush. The caption reads: Mission complete.

Another photo shared Monday showed Sully with Bush family members before the president's casket was taken to Ellington Air Force Base.

"You saw the picture that the president's team posted and you just got chills," said John Miller of America's VetDogs.

There were chills for sure in Smithtown, where Sully was trained by America's VetDogs. He was then presented to the 41st president shortly after the death of his wife, Barbara.

President Bush tweeted then that it was, "A great joy to welcome home the newest member of our family, 'Sully,' a beautiful — and beautifully trained — lab from @AmericasVetDogs. Could not be more grateful, especially for their commitment to our veterans."

Training service dogs like Sully requires multiple months of classes spread over 10 acres in Smithtown. Many of the dogs CBS New York saw on Monday grew up with Sully. Brad Hibbard was among those who brought Sully to the Bush's summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, last June, offering the president companionship and support during his time of grief.

"We introduced Sully to all the different pet dogs there on the compound, and all the family met the dog. We spent a week there working with President Bush's team," Hibbard said.

Sully will return to Long Island at the end of the week and reside here until after the holidays. He will then join Walter Reed Military Medical Center working with wounded U.S. military veterans.

"And as you look at the service that Sully provided to the president, we have great pride, but we are very sad as well," Miller said.

Those close to the service dog say for now Sully appears lonely, loyal to the U.S. leader for whom he had unwavering allegiance.

America's VetDogs says Sully is getting his spirit back and will share his love for life with wounded vets, beginning next month.


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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Should hateful tweets keep you from getting a gun?

That's a question many have asked after suspects in several horrific mass shootings were found only later to have left social media hints of violence that went unheeded for years. Now a New York lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require police to scrutinize the social media and online searches of handgun license applicants, and disqualify those who publish violent or hate-filled posts.

"We certainly want to make sure we're putting weapons in the hands of the right people and keeping them out of the hands of the wrong people," said state Sen. Kevin Parker, a Brooklyn Democrat who added he was inspired to act after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect left social media rants that Jews were "children of Satan."

Free-speech watchdogs and even some gun-control advocates have already raised concerns about the bill, which would require handgun applicants to turn over login information to allow investigators to look at three years' worth of Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram posts. Google, Yahoo and Bing searches over the previous year also would be checked.

Licenses could be denied if investigators uncover threats of violence or terrorism or the use of racial or ethnic slurs.

Parker's bill comes as people are increasingly wary about their online lives being tracked. But social postings are commonly checked by everyone from human resource workers to police officers. A survey of more than 550 police departments several years ago by the International Association of Chiefs of Police found more than half use social media for listening or monitoring and three-quarters of them use it for intelligence.

While the prospects of Parker's bill passing are uncertain, he has already succeeded at one of his goals of creating "fodder for discussion," including pushback.

Tom King, president of New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, the state's NRA affiliate, said the bill would be the beginning of "the slippery slope of taking away your First Amendment" free speech rights.

At the American Tactical Systems gun range, a short drive from New York's Capitol, gun owners called the proposal unnecessary and intrusive.

"I don't think the government should have access to anybody's history, especially for pistol permits," Steve Wohlleber, who works at the range. "And the state police have enough to worry about besides checking everyone's social media."

David Pucino, a staff attorney at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said that while he shared the legislator's goals, he thought there were better alternatives, such as another bill that would create a court order of protection to bar people considered dangerous from possessing or buying guns.

Civil rights attorney Norman Siegel said he believes bill language directing police to consider "commonly known profane slurs or biased language" is too broad to pass constitutional muster.

"A person could be prejudiced," Siegel said. "That doesn't mean he's not entitled to his Second Amendment right."

On a practical level, the measure would mean more work for police in New York who already check the criminal and mental health histories of handgun license applicants.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, whose department processes a few hundred applications every year, said "it's definitely going to bog things down a bit" in a licensing process that already can take from 120 days to a year to complete.

Parker countered that states have the authority to limit hand gun use for public safety.

"If you're afraid of your personal privacy," he said. "Don't apply for a handgun license."


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Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula, male in breeding plumage perched amid crabapple blossoms in spring, Ithaca, New York, USA (Marie Read)
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Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) male in breeding plumage, perched amid crabapple blossom in spring, Ithaca, New York. (Marie Read)
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Attorneys for former USC associate head coach Tony Bland and four other men indicted in the federal investigation into college basketball bribery and corruption have asked a judge to dismiss the charges.

The motion filed Monday in U.S. District Court in New York accuses the government of advancing...


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          CRESTA Expands Recruiting and Staffing Operations in New York City      Cache   Translate Page      

CRESTA Management Services announced the expansion of their national practice with the launch of a new office in New York City.

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          Global Hemostats And Tissue Sealants Market Forecast 2019-2027      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- KEY FINDINGS The global market for hemostats and sealants is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 8.03% between 2019 and 2027. The increasing cases of chronic diseases requiring surgeries are primarily driving the global hemostats and sealants market. The...


          Artificial Intelligence Revolutionizing the Pharmaceutical Industry      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimal Synergy Between Leading-edge Computational Science and Therapeutics Development Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05642139 The impressive advances in life sciences research and development (R&D) befallen in the past...


          Global Battery Management Systems Market, Forecast to 2024      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising Adoption of Electric Vehicles and Increasing Popularity of Renewable Energy Integration Drives BMS Demand Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05642166 Battery management systems (BMS) are critical to ensure the safe and...


          Global Biomedical Adhesives and Sealants Market, Forecast to 2022      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising Healthcare Expenditure, Coupled With Increasing Technology Adoption Rates, Likely to Boost Growth Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05642170 This research study covers the global market for adhesives and sealants used for...


          The global plastic pipe, pipe fitting, and unlaminated profile shape manufacturing market was valued at $160.2 billion in 2017      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive Summary The plastic pipe, pipe fitting, and unlaminated profile shape establishments primarily engage in manufacturing of unsupported plastic profile shapes or plastic pipes and pipe fittings from PVC and PVDCs. These products are widely...


          12/4/2018: REPORT ON BUSINESS: Proxy firm sides with Detour Gold on proposed board recommendations      Cache   Translate Page      

In a setback to New York hedge fund Paulson & Co., independent firm ISS tells investors to go with the gold company’s suggestions A proxy advisory firm is telling shareholders to stick with Detour Gold Corp.’s proposed slate of directors – a setback...
          The Reality Of T.M. Landry Prep, A School In Small-Town Louisiana      Cache   Translate Page      
Rachel Martin talks to Erica Green of The New York Times about the school, which gained attention by sending its underprivileged students to Ivy League colleges. An abusive culture is unearthed.
          Christmas overseas: readers’ favourite festive trips      Cache   Translate Page      
See lights in Brooklyn, dodge the beastly Krampus in Austria, cheer Santa on in Venice … or just hit the beach down under New York may be magical at Christmas but Dyker Heights in Brooklyn is perhaps the Christmas lights capital of the world! Hundreds of homes go all out to decorate their exteriors in […]
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Johnnie Blaze (New York City, NY) presents “Phat5 featuring Johnnie Blaze” every first Sunday at 8pm EST on www.dancegruv.net! Tracklist:

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          Der letzte Schachladen New Yorks      Cache   Translate Page      
Imad Khachan kam einst als palästinensischer Flüchtling nach New York gekommen und wollte dort eigentlich einen Doktortitel in amerikanischer Literatur machen. Dann kam es anders…
          Fans React Strongly To Lauren Daigle's Homosexuality Statement      Cache   Translate Page      

Lauren Daigle is an incredible Christian artist. She has won numerous awards, including Grammy nominations, and has touched millions with her worshipful songs, such as "How Can It Be" and "You Say."

However, her recent interview on "The Domenick Nati Show" on iHeart radio earlier this week has some of her most loyal fans considering not listening to her anymore.

When asked if she felt homosexuality was a sin, Daigle replied, “I can’t honestly answer on that, in the sense of I have too many people that I love and they are homosexuals."

“I can't say one way or the other, I’m not God. When people ask questions like that, I just say, ‘Read the Bible and find out for yourself. And when you find out let me know because I’m learning too,’” she added.

Daigle further went on to defend Ellen Degeneres, as she had been on her show recently and was criticized by some fans for showing support to a homosexual entertainer. “It’s so sad that people think because Ellen’s gay she’s bad,” Daigle told Nati about the criticism she received.

Much of the Christian media is not siding with Daigle's "I don't know" statement on homosexuality, reporting her interview while including verses in the Bible that obviously state God's view.

For example: “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God,” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

Likewise, Daigle's fans (at least much of her strong Christian base) were not very pleased with her wavering response. Unrelated promotional posts on her Facebook page have been littered with disapproving comments.

David, who has been a fan since her first album, wrote: "Please stop doing interviews until you're prepared to defend Scripture in its totality. The whole world is watching."

Another fan, Jay, wrote: "I’ve loved your music and been amazed to see you taking on a wider platform. Lauren to lovingly echo what other brothers and sisters are saying please repent and ask the Lord to give you courage to defend His word. As a worship leader you can’t shy away from what Scripture clearly states, and you must be ready to defend it. What would we be if we gain the world by losing our soul? As a fan I find It conflicting that you don’t know what Scripture says about sin, when you are declaring to have been inspired by the Word to write your songs. Praying for you. But I don’t think I will be listening to your music anymore."

However, others defended the singer.

Lauren, a long time fan, wrote: "I love what she said because it was authentic and real and vulnerable. I think it was ridiculously brave of her to admit that she doesn’t know. I hope even after walking with God for an entire lifetime I will still have the courage to admit when I don’t know or when I don’t understand. And I am 100% sure I will go to heaven with plenty of questions unanswered. None of us have it all figured out and trying to pretend like we do isn’t getting us anywhere."

Daigle is being compared to popular pastor and Christian leader, Carl Lentz. Lentz, a Hillsong pastor in New York, is famous for being Justin Bieber's pastor. When appearing on The View, he was pointedly asked if he believed abortion was a sin. He notably bowed out, saying "Before I tell you about what I think sin is, I would like to know your name."

But after a major backlash from Christians, Lentz issued the following statement: "Recently in an interview, I was asked directly if abortion was sin. I did not answer the question directly for a number of reasons and that has caused some confusion about our stance as a church on this matter," Lentz wrote. "I do believe abortion is sinful. Our prayer is that we can continue to help and love those that deal with the pain of regret from personal choices, rather than cast further shame and guilt on those already carrying so much and create a church that can teach people how to form convictions based on God's Word, that will be the driving force in all their decisions."

Many are wondering if (and hoping) Daigle will do the same. She has a lot to lose on either side. If she defends the Bible's position on homosexuality, she will be condemned by culture and possibly lose support from entertainers that are helping her career, like Ellen DeGeneres.

But if she refuses to rebut or at least clarify her statement, she may lose a lot of her original Christian audience. What do you think she will or should do? Share your thoughts in the comments! Thank you!


          Jamie Goode’s Flawless: A New York Times Best Wine Book of 2018!      Cache   Translate Page      
Mr. Goode is succinct and clear about how these various flaws are expressed in wines. This can be helpful to any wine lover who knows when a wine is not right, but …
           Rocky Fielding looks to emulate Tyson Fury when he fights Canelo Alvarez in New York       Cache   Translate Page      
Rocky Fielding hopes to emulate the performance of Tyson Fury when he faces Canelo Alvarez in New York on December 15. Fielding puts his super middleweight world title on the line.
          Could He Have Pitched in NYC?-Updated      Cache   Translate Page      
If you draw a circle extending out about 200 miles around New York City you would include parts of 11 states from Virginia to New Hampshire. You would come across hamlets like Manchester, Vermont, and big cities like Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. You would also find the town of Cicero, NY, home to Patrick Corbin(...)
          Jewelry: The Body Transformed at The Met      Cache   Translate Page      

Text by Mary Gregory,  Photos by Adel Gorgy A necklace by Dreicer & Co., American, New York, ca. 1905, diamonds, natural pearls, and platinum The shine of the season just got a bit brighter in New York, thanks to the Metropolitan Museum’s new show, “Jewelry: The Body Transformed,” an exhibition as brilliant in its conception and execution as it is in its diamonds and gold. Over 200 precious and even priceless works in silver, gold, wood, glass, clay and shells, ornamented with gems, enamel, beads, paint and carving offer not just a look at the ways people have  adorned themselves through history, but the reasons and results, as well. An Egyptian necklace on view in “Jewelry: The Body Transformed” at the Met Fifth Avenue Starting with strings of beads collected from burial sites from three millennia BC and traveling around the world, across cultures, and to the present, the show is filled with history, politics, spirituality, and beauty. The pieces are from the Met’s encyclopedic collection and include dazzling works from ancient Egypt, classical Greece, medieval Europe, Imperial China, India, The Americas and more. Together they present a picture not just of wealth and elegance, but of the things that [...]

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           Tickets for Major League Baseball games in London next year being sold for over £3,000       Cache   Translate Page      
Regular season games are being held in Europe for the first time ever next year, when the Boston Red Sox play their rivals the New York Yankees at the London Stadium on 29 and 30 June.
          The Inconvenient Truth About the Green New Deal      Cache   Translate Page      
Op-Ed by Max Gulker It’s not every day that the New York Times says that averting a severe crisis “requires transforming the world economy at...
          The Palm Beach trial: A billionaire sex criminal with ties to high profile politicians      Cache   Translate Page      
For a decade, young women have been accusing New York money manager Jeffrey Epstein of paying them for sex when they were teenagers.
          Patent Prosecution Associate Attorney - Connecticut-Stamford      Cache   Translate Page      
Stamford office of our client seeks patent prosecution associate attorney with 1-3 years of experience in counseling. The candidate should have one engineering or science degree. Must be admitted to USPTO. Experience drafting patent opinion letters is a plus. Admission to or willingness to become admitted to the Connecticut Bar.should possess excellent academic credentials as well as strong written and oral communication skills.This law firm is present in Boston, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Washington, DC. Their practice areas include commercial litigation, individual clients, energy and utility law, intellectual property, labor and employment, corporate and business law and real estate, environment and land use. With around 300 attorneys, this 100-year old firm has gained a superior and a high value reputation over the years and is well-positioned to provide help for regional, national and international clients.
          Investor Alert: Kaplan Fox Announces Investigation Of Evoqua Water Technologies Corp.      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP (www.kaplanfox.com) is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. ("Evoqua" or the "Company") (NYSE: AQUA). Investors who purchased Evoqua securities between November 6, 2017 and October ...


          Plans could bring more NYC Black and Hispanic students into top schools; but of course there’s pushback      Cache   Translate Page      

New York mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to overhaul admissions at some of the city’s most sought-after high schools is already experiencing some pushback from outraged parents. According to education watch website Chalkbeat, Monday, more than 300 people attended a community education council meeting, where the city’s plan to get rid of the test that middle […]

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          US stocks take huge fall over trade war fears as Trump warns China deal could fall apart       Cache   Translate Page      
The Dow Jones shed as much as 801 points in afternoon trading, dropping around more than 3 per cent in New York in a selling frenzy. The benchmark index closed down 3.1 per cent.
          Owner of outdoor clothing brand North Face to open its European HQ in london       Cache   Translate Page      
VF Corporation, which also owns Timberland and Wrangler, has a ten-year lease on a building in Soho. The New York-listed group is hoping it will boost its expansion in the UK.
          Only In New York: Man Giving Boxing Lessons Has His Christmas Tree Decorated With A Yankees Fitted & Timberland Boots!      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Q104.3 New York Interview With Eddie Kramer & John McDermott      Cache   Translate Page      

“It’s interesting when you think about Electric Ladyland. Jimi’s playing through small Fender amps. It isn’t like a Marshall cranked all the time — some of the songs have that. I think he and Eddie were always experimenting with tone and sound and mic’ing and doing things that weren’t necessarily just turn everything up and blast.” – John McDermott

Full interview with Eddie Kramer and McDermott: https://q1043.iheart.com/featured/out-of-the-box/content/2018-12-03-jimi-hendrix-would-jam-all-night-before-arriving-at-recording-sessions/

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          Nancy Ticotin Debuts At The Green Room 42 With THE F WORDS      Cache   Translate Page      

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's new contemporary cabaret club - will present stage and screen star Nancy Ticotin in her new show "The F Words: Fiery, Fabulous and Fierce" on Thursday, December 20 at 9:30 PM. Ticotin has been called "a Force of Nature" in On Your Feet, and that will be on display when she debuts this evening of songs from Chaka Khan, Laura Nyro, Gloria Estefan, Edith Piaf, Barbra Streisand, Brazilian sambas and more, in addition to some unexpected musical surprises. The eclectic show is directed by Mark Waldrop, and features Spiros Exaras on guitar, George Casas from Miami Sound Machine on bass, Victor Pablo from On Your Feet on percussion, and Clay Otswald from Miami Sound Machine on piano.

Nancy Ticotin, star of Broadway's In The Heights, The King & I, West Side Story, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Damn Yankees and the Broadway-bound Half Time, is a native New Yorker who made her Broadway debut at age 10. She is currently playing Gloria Fajardo on the first National Tour of On Your Feet and guest-starred with New York City Ballet as Anita in West Side Story Suite at Lincoln Center. Her film credits include Ransom, The Wiz, First Wives Club, Hackers, The History of Future Folk, Ordinary World, The Tavern. On TV she had recurring roles in "Law & Order," "Law & Order: SVU," and "Orange is the New Black." Nancy is an original member of Ballet Hispanico of New York.

Nancy Ticotin will perform "The F Words*" on Thursday, December 20 at 9:30 PM at The Green Room 42 (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street, on the 4th Floor of Yotel). The cover charge ranges from $25 to $50. There is no food and drink minimum. For tickets, please visit www.TheGreenRoom42.com.

THE GREEN ROOM 42 recently celebrated its one year anniversary as the theater district's premiere destination for live music and events. The space lets audiences experience shows up close and personal. During the shows, guests can enjoy Mediterranean-inspired dishes alongside signature cocktails, craft beer and wine with no food/drink minimum. Tickets can be purchased at www.TheGreenRoom42.com. The Green Room 42 is located at 570 Tenth Avenue in New York City; @TheGreenRoom42.


          Voting Continues For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! 54 SINGS Leads Best Variety Show/Recurring Series!      Cache   Translate Page      

Voting for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards is open! The BWW Cabaret Awards honor exemplary performers and productions in New York from November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018. Nominees in all categories excluding Special Event - Solo and Special Event - Multiple needed to have performed all or the majority of their shows (at least two of three shows) during this eligibility period.

Check out the current standings, and make sure your voice is heard by voting below!

This marks the first year of the Best Burlesque Show or Act, Best Drag Artist or Impersonator, Best Major Recording, and Best Revue/Group Show categories. Additionally, all previously-gendered categories, including Best Show, have been combined. These changes changes and additions are meant to reflect the diverse and ever-changing landscape of the industry and give recognition to local performers who have not previously been eligible.

Nominations were both reader-submitted and chosen by BWW Cabaret's editing and reviewing staff to best represent and honor the wide range of talent New York's cabaret scene has to offer. After the nomination period ended on October 31, the list was proofed for eligibility and errors.

Voting will run through December 31, 2018, and winners will be announced in January!

If you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

Here are the current standings for Cabaret:

Best Burlesque Show or Act
Company XIV 34%
The Pink Room Burlesque 28%
Le Scandal 15%

Best Debut Show
Tim Cahill - IT'S ABOUT TIM(E)! - Don't Tell Mama, Pangea 22%
Sierra Rein - RUNNING IN PLACE - The Laurie Beechman Theatre 21%
Margo Brown - MARGO SINGS MERCER - Don't Tell Mama 17%

Best Director
Robbie Rozelle - BEING GREEN, Melissa Errico SINGS SONDHEIM - Various 19%
Jeff Harnar - MARGO SINGS MERCER, MY SHIP: SONGS FROM 1941 - Various 16%
Sondra Lee - #SONDHEIMMONTAGE - Various 14%

Best Drag Artist or Impersonator
Rick Skye 27%
Randy Roberts 20%
Jackie Cox 18%

Best Duo Show
Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch - SNOWFALL - Birdland 30%
Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery - TWO LOST SOULS - Cafe Carlyle 21%
KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar - #SONDHEIMMONTAGE - The Laurie Beechman Theatre 19%

Best Jazz Vocalist
Veronica Swift 18%
Gabrielle Stravelli 17%
Michelle Dowdy 16%

Best Major Recording
Jessica Vosk - WILD AND FREE 48%
Carole J. Bufford - ALL BY MYSELF 14%
Marissa Mulder - TWO TICKETS LEFT 10%

Best Musical Comedy or Alt Cabaret Show
Justin Vivian Bond - BOYS IN THE TREES - Joe's Pub 28%
Justin Sayre - Justin Sayre'S GAY-B-C'S: A BRIEF HISTORY OF GAY CULTURE IN 5 PARTS - Joe's Pub 23%
Lady Rizo - LADY, LADY, LADY - Joe's Pub 22%

Best Musical Director
Bobby Peaco - TIGHT PANTS AND TEARS OF JOY - Various 25%
Tracy Stark - BACK WHEN WE WERE BEAUTIFUL, ON PURPOSE - Various 16%
Tedd Firth - MARGO SINGS MERCER, CONFOUND ME: SONGS IN SEARCH OF SOMETHING - Various 13%

Best Revue/Group Show
Various - INTO THE WOODS IN CONCERT - The Laurie Beechman Theatre 36%
Various - THE Jonathan Larson PROJECT - Feinstein's/54 Below 21%
Various - STEPHANIE'S CHILD - The Green Room 42 15%

Best Show
Michael Kirk Lane - GLASS HALF FULL - Don't Tell Mama 17%
Meg Flather - BACK WHEN WE WERE BEAUTIFUL - Don't Tell Mama 15%
Jeff Macauley - WHERE DID THE GENTLEMAN GO? : THE SONGS OF BOBBY TROUP AND THE LIFE OF SCOTTY BOWERS - Pangea 13%

Best Show, Celebrity
Jessica Vosk - BEING GREEN - Feinstein's/54 Below 27%
Alan Cumming - LEGAL IMMIGRANT - Cafe Carlyle, Joe's Pub 21%
Marilyn Maye - 90 AT LAST! - Feinstein's/54 Below 19%

Best Special Event (Multiple)
WAITRESS SINGS Sara Bareilles - The Green Room 42 35%
BERNSTEIN: 100 YEARS - A CENTENNIAL SHOW - The Green Room 42 24%
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND SINGS AHRENS & FLAHERTY - Feinstein's/54 Below 14%

Best Special Event (Solo)
Maureen McGovern - A 45TH ANNIVERSARY 'POSEIDON ADVENTURE' PAJAMA PARTY - Birdland 33%
Robbie Rozelle - BUSTIN' OUT ON PRIDE WEEKEND - Feinstein's/54 Below 16%
Molly Pope - LIVE AT Carnegie Hall AT The Duplex - The Duplex 14%

Best Tribute Show
Helane Blumfield - TIGHT PANTS AND TEARS OF JOY: MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH Tom Jones AND Neil Diamond - The Laurie Beechman Theatre 25%
Ann Hampton Callaway - THE Linda Ronstadt SONGBOOK - Feinstein's/54 Below 23%
Judy Collins - A LOVE LETTER TO Stephen Sondheim - Cafe Carlyle, Joe's Pub 17%

Best Variety Show or Recurring Series
54 SINGS - Feinstein's/54 Below 27%
Jim Caruso'S CAST PARTY - Birdland 18%
BROADWAY SESSIONS - The Laurie Beechman Theatre 17%

Best Vocalist
Natalie Douglas 16%
Carole J. Bufford 12%
Michael Kirk Lane 11%

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          Fra Fee Announces Concert At 54 Below      Cache   Translate Page      

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Fra Fee in SEISÚN on January 7th, 2019 at 7PM.

Tickets and information are available at https://54below.com/events/fra-fee/

MORE ABOUT Fra Fee - SEISÚN

Fra Fee is an award winning Irish actor and singer currently appearing as Michael Carney on Broadway in Sam Mendes' helmed The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth (WhatOnStage Award - Best Supporting Actor in a Play). A regular on the West End and London stages, he is known for his role as 'Courfeyrac' in the movie adaptation of Les Misérables opposite Hugh Jackman & Russell Crowe; the title role of Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory; The Wind in the Willows (Theatre Royal, Plymouth); The Fix (Union Theatre); As You Like It (National Theatre); Romeo & Juliet; My Cousin Rachel (Gate Theatre, Dublin); The Last Five Years; Putting it Together (Lyric Theatre, Belfast). He most recently appeared as Chip in On The Town for the BBC Proms at London's Royal Albert Hall. He next appears on screen opposite Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat in the upcoming feature film Animals premiering at 2019's Sundance Film Festival.

Following it's sold-out premiere at London's The Other Palace, Fra Fee brings Seisún to Feinstein's/54 Below. Seisún is an evening of story-telling through songs and tunes ranging from Sondheim, Pasek & Paul, Flaherty & Ahrens to Fra's roots in traditional Irish music with multi-instrumental guests and singers lending their talents to the evening.

MORE ABOUT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is a performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music and has set a new standard for culinary excellence worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage.

In their description of the venue, The New York Times writes, "Feinstein's/54 Below has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat in the house. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs."

Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $35-$75. 54Below.com/Feinsteins

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          YOUR LOVE, OUR MUSICAL Plays Caveat NYC on 12/14      Cache   Translate Page      

Your Love, Our Musical! - a long form improvised musical in which comedic musical masterminds (Rebecca Vigil and Evan Kaufman) interview a couple from the audience and create a fully improvised musical about that couple's love story - is moving to Manhattan at Caveat NYC on Friday, December 14th at 7PM doors at 630PM.

YLOM, as it's affectionately known, is a long-running NYC comedy institution starring two of New York City's finest musical improvisers. Rebecca and Evan use their unique comedic chemistry, vocal skill, and improvisational abilities to transform audiences' simple meet-cutes into bombastic choruses, their Tinder swipes into epic dance numbers, and their relationship snafus into chopped and screwed hip-hop epics.

Bring your significant other for a night of comedy and music unlike any you've ever seen (or will see again.) It's better than Hamilton! Hamilton isn't about you meeting your boyfriend on Bumble.

Mobile tickets available: http://bit.ly/YL-DEC14

For more information: YourLoveOurMusical.com

Rebecca Vigil is an actor and musical comedian working clubs and theaters all over New York City. She can also be seen from your couch in the Netflix original movie, The Week Of. Find out more at Rebeccavigil.com

Evan Kaufman is an improviser, writer, and director living in Brooklyn. In addition to performing with Rebecca, Evan is also a former writer for comedy website Official Comedy, and current writer for The Key of Awesome. Evan is a former Mainstage alumnus of Boston's Improv Asylum. You can see more of his work at EvanKaufman.com!


          Only Marc Jacobs Could Bring Grunge Uptown      Cache   Translate Page      
Marc Jacobs Redux Grunge Collection launch, New York, USA - 03 Dec 2018
With some help from Gigi Hadid, Grace Coddington, and Sofia Coppola.
          We Have Some Store Ideas for the ‘New’ Bleecker Street      Cache   Translate Page      
Bleecker Street Sign, Greenwich Village, New York City
Like ‘The Jennery,’ a digital-only concept store featuring artisanal products from around the world, all designed by women named Jen.
          12/5/2018: NEWS: MARGOT’S STYLE PICK WIDE OF THE MARK      Cache   Translate Page      

MARGOT Robbie has put a rare fashion foot wrong while stepping out in New York. The Oscar-nominated actor, 28, sported widelegged Chanel boyfriendstyle denim pants, which were so baggy they verged on being culottes. Robbie teamed the oddshaped...
          WPI State of the States – What did the Voters Decide?      Cache   Translate Page      
The November mid-term elections resulted in some significant power shifts at the state level. Six states (Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, and New York) that had been politically divided now enjoy a Democratic "trifecta" – meaning the...
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          Einstein's famous 'God letter' sells for $3million at auction in New York City      Cache   Translate Page      
The famous 'God letter' written by Albert Einstein in response to Erik Gutkind's 1952 book 'Choose Life: the Biblical Call to Revolt,' sold for nearly $3 million on Tuesday in New York City.
          Netflix maintain high-priced relationship with ‘Friends’      Cache   Translate Page      
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix will still be there for fans of the old TV series “Friends,” but maintaining the relationship will come at a steep price. The New York Times reported that Netflix paid $100 million to keep showing “Friends” on its U.S. service through 2019. The newspaper ... Reported by Seattle Times 11 minutes ago.
          Mark Sanchez makes butt fumble recovery years after infamous blooper      Cache   Translate Page      
Mark Sanchez makes butt fumble recovery years after infamous blooper#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Backup quarterback pulled off an improbable butt fumble restoration on Monday, Dec. three, 2018. (AP) Washington Redskins backup quarterback Mark Sanchez, who made headlines — and memes — together with his notorious “butt fumble” whilst beginning for the New York Jets on Thanksgiving ... Reported by The News Articles 31 minutes ago.
          Apple boss Tim Cook: Hate speech has 'no place' on company's platforms      Cache   Translate Page      
The Apple chief executive was speaking at the ADL's Never Is Now Summit in New York, where he said the company's products are meant to improve lives.
          Eyebrow Tutorial for Best Brow Definer Pencil in New York      Cache   Translate Page      
The On Point Eyebrow Pencil by Mia Adora has been helping more and women have eyebrows that are on fleek with the dual-pointed ends that help make the eyebrows look natural and well-groomed.
          As If Theatre Company announces cast for Sarah Ruhl’s contemporary comedy The Clean House      Cache   Translate Page      
As If Theatre Company (AITC), newly created by local theatre artists, Cindy Giese French, Amy Gentry, and Molly Hall, has scheduled their first show at the historic Kenmore Community Club February 8-24, 2019.

Sarah Ruhl’s award-winning play, The Clean House, will be the debut production for AITC and the company is thrilled to announce the cast lead by director Carissa Meisner Smit.

The ensemble cast features Devika Bhagwat, Terry Boyd, Cindy Giese French, Amy Gentry, and Carolynne Wilcox. 

Of The Clean House, Meisner Smit says “I have fallen in love with these characters. Each one is a well-rounded, fully-realized adult, not just a one-dimensional prop to fulfill a function of the plot. I love that the majority of them are in their 50s or older - and are passionate beings grasping for happiness. To a great extent the play is a celebration of women, their solidarity and their emotional resilience.”

Blending whimsical humor with wisdom and compassion, The Clean House is a romantic comedy about love, sex, death – and finding the perfect joke – proving that shared laughter can heal almost anything. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, The New York Times called it “One of the finest and funniest plays you’re likely to see.”

Performances: February 8-24, 2019
Opening Night – Friday, February 8
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm. Sundays at 5:00pm

ASL performance Friday, Feb 22. To reserve ASL seating, contact admin@asiftheatre.com after purchasing tickets.

Tickets on sale now at BrownPaperTickets and later at the door.
Tickets are $25 ($20 for students/ seniors)

Kenmore Community Club 7304 NE 175th St, Kenmore, WA 98028




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It's been seven years since I graduated from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. Since then I've worked in restaurant kitchens, test kitchens, and as a food writer and recipe developer — but these days I'm a much more relaxed cook.

For example, there are definitely culinary school "rules" I roll my eyes at now. (No, I don't want to peel bell peppers and celery before I eat them, thankyouverymuch.)But there are still lots of things that were drilled into me in school — and later in restaurants — that I still swear by to this day, and use in my kitchen at home.

The time, money, and commitment of culinary school isn't worth it for everyone, but there are certain culinary school tips and techniques that anyone can put into practice at home without spending a single day in (or dime on!) a white chef's coat. Here are the most useful things I learned.

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Here’s a transcription of a short piece that appeared in the August 27, 1971 issue of Publisher’s Weekly, written by Alice K Turner, titled "The Organized Following of John D MacDonald". It mostly covers background on the then-six year old JDM Bibliophile, the journal/fanzine dedicated to the work of John D MacDonald, and contains some original quotes from the author. What’s more fascinating -- to me, at least -- is the final paragraph, which reveals the genesis of Travis McGee’s appearance in hardcover. It’s a business arrangement I was unaware of. A special thanks to author Dan Pollock for sharing his copy of this article with me.

John D. MacDonald, creator of the Travis McGee series and many another novel, made a rare trip to New York the other day from his native Florida. Publisher’s Weekly asked him how it felt to be the only living icon (as far as we know) of an organized literary fan club. It felt fine, he reported.

“It's run by this nice couple out in California, Len and June Moffat. The whole thing started in the mid-60s with a mimeographed bibliography of my work which they sent round to 50 or so people, including me. Tony Boucher mentioned it in his New York Times column, which won a lot of interest. It slowly grew into a regular 'fanzine,' which now goes to about 800 people. No subscriptions-it comes out too irregularly-but they're up to number 18."

Mr. MacDonald is himself a regular contributor to the JDM Bibliophile, as it is called. He answers letters, criticizes critiques, satirizes satires, answers questions. “I like to do it,” he explains, “and besides, it would be gross not to. As a matter of fact, it helps with the mail. People who would otherwise be bothering me write to the magazine instead. So it turns out to be a service.

“Funny thing is, I've never met the Moffats. Last time I was out in California I kept meaning to call them. Something always came up and I was always pooped. So I've never even talked to them on the phone. In a funny way, I guess I wanted to keep it that way. They have, I think, an exalted image of me which I don't want to disgrace."

People who don't write to the Bibliophile sometimes write to Travis McGee himself at Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale, where, as all true believers know, The Busted Flush is ordinarily moored. McGee mail is forwarded to MacDonald. Once in a while, there is a surprise.

“One was a letter from a Holiday Inn in South Carolina which began, 'Dear Mr. McGee.' And it turned out that some guy had signed in as McGee -- address and all -- and cut out the next day. He soaked them $16 for his room, plus $23 for phone bills. It gave me the strangest feeling—as if he were real for a second or two."

Mr. MacDonald has a chuckle McGee-like in richness. “About three years ago, I had published two or three stories in Playboy, and to my astonishment around Christmastime I got a bonus check for $150 in the mail. It made me feel very strange, as though I were a Playboy bunny and someone had just pinched me on the tail, then handed me a tip. I didn't know what to do with the thing. I couldn't send it back and I didn't want to keep it. So I wrote to Len and June, asking if they could think of anything to do with $150, and they wrote back and said, 'Gee, we've been saving to get our own Gestetner, so we won't have to print up the magazine on a borrowed one and we could certainly use the money for that.' So I sent it off to them--the right move for the right check."

For fans, the address is:
The JDM Bibliophile
c/o Len and June Moffat
Box 4456
Downey, Calif. 90241

Incidentally, The Turquoise Lament, arriving October 30 from Lippincott, will be the first McGee ever to make a hardcover debut. Under John D. MacDonald's usual (but unusual) contract, Lippincott picks up the McGees after Fawcett has first issued them and pays Mr. MacDonald only $1 royalty on the first 5000 sold, after which standard rates resume. The understanding with Lippincott, according to Mr. MacDonald, was that as a reward for this financially somewhat thankless task, Lippincott would one day get an original McGee. This is it. Fawcett gets it next summer to publish as a Gold Medal book, and from now on new McGees will appear in Gold Medal first, as before.

ALICE K. TURNER


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