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          Young Readers: Reviews of The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine and Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction      Cache   Translate Page      

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On this episode of the Comics Alternative’s Young Readers series, Gwen and Krystal discuss two new releases: Tory Woollcott and Alex Graudins’s The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine, the most recent volume in First Second Books’ Science Comicsseries, geared towards upper elementary and middle grade readers, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction, a YA comics memoir, published by Scholastic’s Graphix imprint.

To introduce Woollcott and Graudins’ The Brain, Gwen and Krystal talk about non-fiction, informational comics for young readers, bringing up other volumes in the Science Comics series, such as M.K. Reed and Joe Flood’s Dinosaurs, as well as Maris Wicks’ Human Body Theater, and Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes’ Secret Coders. Gwen explains that all of these texts place scientific or mathematical information within a fictional frame, and she summarizes the basic premise of The Brain, which places two sisters, Fahama and Nour, in a setting that is reminiscent of wacky 1960s and 1970s monster films or TV shows like The Munsters. Krystal praises Woollcott and Graundin’s use of a diverse cast, both in terms of the principal characters and of the individuals who appear in illustrations of the way that the brain impacts human functioning. Both Krystal and Gwen detail some of the memorable spreads in the comic and view the text as an excellent story and reference book for young readers.

Next, the two PhDs move on to a young adult graphic memoir, Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s Hey, Kiddo, which is already earning critical acclaim and award buzz (it is a National Book Award finalist). Krosoczka is well-known as the author of nearly a dozen picture books and of the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, but Hey, Kiddo is his first YA offering. Gwen recommends Krosoczka’s 2012 TED Talk “How a boy became an artist,” as well as his 2014 TED Talk on the Lunch Ladycomics. Both provide insight into Krosoczka’s childhood influences and artistic choices. Krystal then gives a detailed description of the way Hey, Kiddo mirrors -- and expands upon -- many of the artist-focused coming of age narratives that have been popular in recent decades, including Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomedy (2006) and Özge Samanci’s Dare to Disappoint: Growing Up in Turkey (2015).  Krystal also applauds Krosoczka’s use of line style and color in commenting on memory, and Gwen testifies to the author’s ability to evoke a convincing depiction of 1970s New England. Both reviewers love this text and highly recommend it for teens and adults.

The Young Readers series will be on hiatus in December, but Gwen and Krystal will be back in January with a look at some of the YA graphic novel highlights of 2018.

 

 


          Can Britain really get off the Brexit bus now?      Cache   Translate Page      
From the BBC World Service… Parliamentary debate begins in England today on Brexit just after a non-binding, early opinion from a European Court of Justice law officer that the U.K. can unilaterally halt its exit process. What does it all mean with less than four months to go until Britain's E.U. departure. Then, German automaker leaders will meet White House officials as President Trump mulls tariff hikes on E.U. vehicle imports. Plus, sky-high inflation in Turkey has eased as the country's currency rebounds from crisis this summer, but is it too early to call it a recovery for the economically-troubled nation? Today's show is sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Navy Federal Credit Union .
          Lidl 'hijacks' billboards of Christmas retail rivals Waitrose and M&S      Cache   Translate Page      

Lidl has embarked on a guerilla poster campaign to take a swipe at rival retailers and position itself as a cheaper alternative to Waitrose and Marks & Spencer.

TBWA, the ad agency for the plucky discount brand, created a series of OOH ads that showed the familiar creative from the likes of M&S and Waitrose overlaid with an 'ad' from Lidl promoting its cheaper prices.

Adding insult to injury, the placements near its rivals' stores.

In an attempt to build up the 'Big on Quality, Lidl on Price’ proposition, the retailer spotlighted the price differences between popular Christmas products such as Christmas puddings, baklava mince pies, to free-range turkey and gingerbread gin liqueur. 

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Ryan McDonnell, commercial director at Lidl UK said: “Our deluxe range offers customers the best value and quality in the market and these ads are all about us getting that message out there.

“Shopping anywhere else means customers are paying more than they need to for great Christmas products," he added. "Our premium range means customers can really upgrade their Christmas this year, without a hefty shopping bill.”

It comes after the retailer was one of the lad brands to parody John Lewis' long-awaited Christmas work with a print ad purporting to sell an inexpensive keyboard, it carried the memorable strapline and Elton John reference 'Lidl bit funny'.


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*Turkey's lira loses on higher oil prices. Treasury yields slipped, while developing world shares steadied as a rally after the U.S.- China trade truce petered out. That in theory should provide a bit of a lifeline to emerging markets, "said Gareth Leather, senior economist at Capital Economics.
          TripAdvisor Names Grace Bay Beach as World’s Best Beach In 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards      Cache   Translate Page      

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Travel planning and booking site, TripAdvisor®, today announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice® awards for Beaches. Drum-roll please...Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos won the top honor as the best beach in the world this year, reclaiming its crown from 2016.

According to TripAdvisor, the company has awarded 355 beaches overall, including the top 25 in the world and local lists for Asia, Europe, Africa, South Pacific, South America, Middle East, Caribbean, Central America, Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, the U.K. and the U.S.

"Soft sand, clear waters and balmy temperatures are common threads among these Travelers' Choice award-winning beaches that have delighted millions of TripAdvisor reviewers across the globe," said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. "The Caribbean and Florida stake claims as the most decorated on the world and U.S. lists respectively, and based on TripAdvisor price reports, travelers can still find outstanding value on warm-weather escapes to these popular beaches this year."

For the complete list of Travelers' Choice Beach award-winners for 2018, as well as the latest reviews and candid traveler photos, visit: www.TripAdvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Beaches. Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #TravelersChoice.

[caption id="attachment_2758" align="aligncenter" width="720"] The Sands along TripAdvisor's 2018 World's Best Beach[/caption]

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Sabas, Rahib Tanggal Pesta: 5 Desember Dilahirkan tahun 439 di Motalala, Cappadocia, Turki. Saat ayahnya harus pergi ke Alexandria, Sabas yang masih kecil dititipkan kepada bibinya. Tetapi ia merasa tidak tenang karena adanya pertengkaran kedua pamannya yang memperebutkan harta warisan. Lalu, Sabas melarikan diri ke biara. Walaupun pamannya meminta Sabas kembali, Sabas memilih hidup di biara sebagai rahib termuda disana. Walaupun ia masih muda, Sabas adalah rahib yang paling tekun berdoa. Suatu hari, ia diutus ke Alexandria dan bertemu dengan orang tuanya. Sabas menolak ikut dengan orang tuanya, lalu ia diberikan 3 kepingan emas yang diserahkan kepada kepala biaranya. Empat tahun kemudian, Sabas diizinkan menikmati hidup bersama Tuhan saja dan ia mulai mendirikan sebuah biara baru. Sabas diberi tanggung jawab atas semua rahib di Palestina. Pakaiannya sederhana, setia berdoa dan mujizat banyak terjadi karenanya. Sabas meninggal tahun 532 dan dimakamkan di halaman biaranya yang dikenal dengan Biara Mar Saba (Biara Santo Sabas). Abad 12, relikuinya dibawa ke Roma oleh The Crusaders (Tentara Salib) dan tersimpan selama 800 tahun, sampai 1965. Paus Paulus VI mengembalikan relikui tersebut ke Biara Mar Saba di Yerusalem. #instakatolik #katolik #gereja #gerejakatolik #sahabatkatolik #santo #santosanta #rahib #yerusalem #cappadocia #roma #mujizat #cerita #catholicchurch #catholic #church #imankatolik #miracles #monk #pray #faith #faithful #saints #jerusalem #rome #italy #palestine #palestina #hope #turkey
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Feeling naughty with @evamarie.dk 🍑💪❤️ #denmark #sweden #norway #serbia #croatia #hungary #germany #france #netherlands #russia #australia #usa #england #greece #turkey #bulgaria #españa #portugal #ukraine #belarus #estonia #lithuania #poland #india #japan #korea
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Turkey is planning to introduce a new theme and a logo for its tourism and cultural promotion
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Two Crested Caracaras (Caracara cheriway) with a dead fish, while a Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) looks on, Viera Wetlands, Florida, USA (Marie Read)
Two Crested Caracaras (Caracara cheriway) with a dead fish, while a Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) looks on, Viera Wetlands, Florida, USA (Marie Read)
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Good Morning, I am cooking a large bird 17 lbs, and I wanted to use this high degree temperature of 450F. From a recipe I found. I am not sure of the cooking time per pound and would like more information,,,can you help?
          Aid deliveries to Syria at risk in UN Security Council vote      Cache   Translate Page      

A Security Council resolution that allows the UN to deliver aid across Syria’s borders into opposition-held areas without the permission of President Bashar al-Assad is up for renewal and, as with so many diplomatic manoeuvres in the seven-year war, all eyes are on Russia.

 

The UN relies on Resolution 2165, first passed in 2014, to use two crossings with Turkey to bring aid to millions of civilians in Syria’s rebel-held northwest, many of whom have fled their homes elsewhere in the country. A government offensive to retake the area, which includes Idlib province, is currently on hold after a deal brokered by Turkey and Russia.

 

The lion’s share of cross-border assistance is delivered by groups outside the UN system, but humanitarians say the UN provides a reputational and organisational backbone that bolsters the entire aid operation – one that risks being lost if Russia vetoes the resolution.

 

In an interview on Monday with IRIN’s Ben Parker, UN aid chief Mark Lowcock said there is “no plan B” for delivering UN assistance without the backing of UN resolutions, as the Syrian government is “not willing” to allow aid to cross its front lines to reach rebel-held areas.

 

☰ Read more: The backstory of Resolution 2165

 

UN General Assembly Resolution 46/182, which is the basis for all UN international humanitarian action, states “humanitarian assistance should be provided with the consent of the affected country”. The Geneva Conventions also say the consent of affected states is required but may not be arbitrarily withheld.

In the early years of Syria’s war, many NGOs said that aid was being arbitrarily withheld to border regions and argued that by bringing aid in across borders they were therefore safely within the bounds of the Geneva Conventions.

But that wasn’t good enough for the UN, which had an assertive member state – Syria – saying no to assistance; to work under 46/182 the body needed a Security Council resolution. They got it with 2165, which said that UN agencies no longer had to request permission from al-Assad, they only had to notify Damascus before crossing the border through one of four entry points:

  • Bab al-Hawa, from Turkey into Idlib in northwestern Syria
  • Bab al-Salameh, also from Turkey into northwestern Syria
  • Ramtha, from Jordan into southern Syria
  • Yaroubiyeh, from Iraq into northeastern Syria

In 2018, the Ramtha crossing with Jordan was retaken by the Syrian army. Yaroubiyeh has been used sparingly, partly because of insecurity in Iraq.

As a result, 2165 now mostly matters for northwestern Syria – an area which, according to statistics compiled by the Mercy Corps Humanitarian Access Team and made available to IRIN, holds some 3.3 million Syrians, three quarters of whom live in the wider Idlib area. (However, population statistics in Syria are highly unreliable.)

Although 2165 does not require permission from Damascus, a demanding apparatus of border inspections came with the resolution, staffed by the UN and funded by donors.

New UN hubs sprang up in the Turkish city of Gaziantep and in Amman, from where UN agencies began to organise a regular supply chain for civilians in border areas outside al-Assad’s control.

 

With 2165 set to expire 10 January, Kuwait and Sweden are readying a one-year renewal. The two Security Council members will circulate a draft “soon”, Kuwait’s ambassador to the UN said on Friday.

 

“The resolution allows the UN and its partners to deliver humanitarian aid through the most direct routes to people in need in Syria,” Per Örnéus, Sweden’s special envoy for the Syria crisis, told IRIN. “The mandate is strictly humanitarian, offering a lifeline for millions of people,” he added. “It must be extended.”

 

The resolution has been renewed annually since 2014, but last year’s vote caused friction – and nail-biting for humanitarians working on Syrian aid operations – when Russia singled it out for harsh criticism, saying it threatened Syria’s sovereignty.

 

While al-Assad’s top ally on the Security Council opted not to veto last year, Moscow is sending out mixed signals as the January deadline approaches. Renewal looks more likely than not, but it is far from a sure thing.

 

Major impact

Resolution 2165 was first mooted at a time in the war when Damascus regularly denied UN requests to bring help across its borders to areas dominated by the opposition. It allows the UN to bring shipments in at specific points, as long as it notifies the Syrian government.

 

Humanitarians insist 2165 is crucial, and stress that its importance should not be measured just in terms of the actual quantities of aid delivered.

In 2017, UN agencies like WFP or UNHCR provided only around 20 percent of the cross-border aid deliveries to Syria. NGOs outside of the UN system brought in the rest, often delivering it through local Syrian organisations and importing their aid mostly through commercial channels (the official Bab al-Hawa and Bab al-Salameh crossings with Turkey) or a separate network of crossings monitored by the Turkish Red Crescent.

Map of Syria border crossings with Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon

 

Most goods – like food and fuel – enter northwestern Syria on a for-profit basis, imported by Turkish or Syrian businessmen.

Aid agencies say more than three million people live in northwestern areas not controlled by the Syrian government, though population estimates in Syria are notoriously unreliable and have in the past often suffered from overcounting.

Without 2165, private traders and NGOs could still bring goods in, as long as Ankara approved. But UN involvement would likely end immediately if Damascus objected, and, while NGOs might be able to fill the tonnage gap created by a UN pull-out, losing 2165 would be a big blow to the humanitarian relief effort.

A source with significant experience of the Syrian aid operation, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said 2165 brought a “significant increase in the overall response” by helping “what was a fragmented humanitarian community come closer together, coordinate, build institutions, and deliver a more joined-up and effective response as of 2015.”

Mathieu Rouquette of the Syria International NGO Regional Forum, a network of 70 aid groups working in Syria, said the resolution “still underpins access to millions of people in areas that we are not able to reach from Damascus.”

There would be other impacts too.

Aid operations would likely suffer if the UN stopped planning and coordinating deliveries in the Turkish border town of Gaziantep, as many NGOs rely on the UN hub for logistical support.

“The resolution is what underpins the overall architecture of the humanitarian response,” explained Rouquette. “So an end to that would necessarily mean a return to a fragmented humanitarian response.”

Moving to Damascus

Aid workers said the loss of a UN role in the cross-border response would also accelerate the shift of international NGOs from opposition-held areas towards parts of Syria controlled by al-Assad’s government, while enhancing Ankara’s influence over cross-border operations.

The Syrian government has told most NGOs that in order to register in Damascus they must end their “illegal” cross-border work under 2165.

Many international NGOs were originally drawn into cross-border work early in the war by US and EU funding streams geared to shore up opposition regions, while others branched out from working with Syrian refugees. They also filled in the gaps before 2165 when the UN could only assist Syrians in state-controlled areas, except for very rare “cross-line” exceptions, like convoys from Damascus to besieged areas.

Some chafe under the rules laid down by Turkey: Ankara has told international NGOs they can either provide cross-border assistance from Turkey to Syrians in the rebel-held northwest, or work in in northeastern Syria, which is controlled by US-backed Kurdish groups hostile to the Turkish government. They can’t do both.

In 2017, Turkish authorities ordered Mercy Corps to leave the country, apparently as punishment for its work in the Kurdish-held regions.

With al-Assad now back in charge of most of Syria, and the sole remaining cross-border hub in Gaziantep catering to an area of northern Syria that is largely under Turkish tutelage, many NGOs have come to view Damascus as the best option.

“The resolution is what underpins the overall architecture of the humanitarian response.”

Several NGOs have voiced concerns about what being stripped of the UN cover would mean for the overall optics of cross-border work in a place like Idlib province, which is currently controlled by rebel groups – some of whom are designated terrorists by the United States and other countries.

Bab al-Hawa has been controlled by the UN-designated al-Qaeda spinoff Tahrir al-Sham since 2017 and has been at the centre of diversion scandals that triggered Western aid cutoffs and NGOs suspensions. USAID is now rolling out a stricter inspection regime, further tilting the risk analysis for NGOs pondering where to focus their operations.

On Monday, the Charity Commission – the UK government department that regulates and registers NGOs in England and Wales – issued an alert, warning “there is a risk that a terrorist organisation may financially benefit from any aid passing through the Bab al-Hawa crossing.”

Tripping over counter-terrorism sanctions can cause very serious problems for NGOs: legal issues, economic losses, reputational damage, and donor flight. In the face of these risks, UN involvement offers them and their donors a sense of reassurance and legitimacy.

Should the cross-border operation be stripped of its UN participation, it would likely prod more Western NGOs to withdraw from Syria altogether or rebase in Damascus on terms set by al-Assad. And, as a result, the northwestern cross-border response would come to rely even more on the Turkish Red Crescent and other Ankara-friendly groups.

 

Russian roulette

With a resolution expected on the table in the coming weeks, a Swedish diplomatic source told IRIN that Turkey and Russia are now the “key actors” in the battle over 2165. Ankara may influence Moscow’s views, but it is Russia’s vote in the Security Council that will be decisive.

☰ Read more: Moscow’s mood swings

 

Moscow joined Western states in voting for resolution 2165 and extensions of it in 2014, 2015, and 2016. But last year’s vote was different.

In November 2017, Russian Ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia slammed 2165 as “unprecedented and extreme” and said it “usurps Syria’s sovereignty”. A Foreign Ministry spokesperson accused the resolution of contributing to “the division of Syria”.

US-Russian conflict in the Security Council was then at a high pitch after Nebenzia cast three successive vetoes to shut down a UN investigation that found the Syrian military had gassed civilians, and many humanitarians feared that 2165’s time was up.

However, Moscow relented and said it would abstain from voting in return for a review of cross-border aid and monitoring procedures by the secretary-general, allowing 2165 to be renewed on 19 December 2017 with 12 votes in favour and none against. (China and Bolivia also abstained.)

While aid workers were relieved, many assumed that the resolution was unlikely to be renewed again in recognisable shape.

But something happened soon after that: Instead of ramping up attacks on 2165 as the vote approached, Moscow fell silent.

IRIN has learned that a Russian diplomat unexpectedly told NGO representatives in Geneva last month that cross-border aid “should remain and should remain as it is”.

Four humanitarian and two diplomatic sources confirmed that Russia voiced support for continued cross-border aid.

Most attributed Russia’s apparent 180 degree turn to the 17 September Turkish-Russian agreement over Idlib, which seems to reflect an unspoken understanding that northwestern Syria will effectively remain in Turkish hands for the foreseeable future.

“The only explanation I can think of is that there was some sort of deal struck between Turkey and Russia as part of the broader negotiations over Idlib in which Turkey sought non-opposition on this to avoid having to let in another wave of refugees”, a humanitarian source told IRIN.

Russia could also have decided that it is not currently in its interest to hand back control over cross-border aid to al-Assad, when it currently has that control itself through the Security Council. Even then, Moscow may of course seek to dilute or amend Resolution 2165.

 

After abstaining from voting on a renewal in 2017, Russian Ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia as recently as June called the UN secretary-general’s positive review of the resolution  “disappointing” and said “it is essential to work to end the mechanism”, warning that the UN needed to “prepare for the closure of cross-border operations”.

More recently, Moscow has signalled it will not look to block renewal. But some supporters of 2165 worry that Russia may be trying to lull rivals into a false sense of security, while others fear that poorly handled debates or unrelated quarrels could still encourage a veto.

“To be honest, I’m not convinced the renewal will be so easy,” one humanitarian source said, accusing parts of the aid community of showing a “baffling” faith in renewal and of failing to prepare for other outcomes.

On 29 November, Russia’s deputy UN ambassador Dmitry Polyansky told the Security Council that terrorist-listed groups are exploiting cross-border support and insisted that the “significant changes” on the ground in Syria in 2018 require “commensurate adjustment of the cross-border mechanism”.

Polyansky did not elaborate, but even if Moscow has decided to let 2165 live until further notice, there are a number of limited amendments that may be in the Russian interest.

Russia could, for example, condition renewal on new language that reinforces al-Assad’s legitimacy or supports reconstruction aid for Syria, which would infuriate Western nations. And while Turkey would presumably oppose the UN’s loss of access through Bab al-Hawa and Bab al-Salameh, stripping away UN access to US-backed Kurdish areas through the third crossing at Yaaroubiyeh might be another matter.

If Moscow wants to have 2165 on the table more often, as a source of leverage, it could also seek to cut the time between renewals.

The Russian Foreign Ministry, the Russian UN mission, and representatives of the Syrian government all failed to responded to IRIN’s requests for comment.

(TOP PHOTO: Internally displaced Syrians in northern Aleppo province's Tel Rifaat collect aid supplies. CREDIT: Antwan Chnkdji/UNHCR)

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The only Turkey involved is anyone who believes this! :grin:
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Extraditing dissident Islamist cleric Fethullah Gulen to Turkey would be a betrayal of American values and should be permanently off the table. President Trump says that handing over Gulen to Turkey is not under consideration "at this point." That's not
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We have America to thank for our turkey, and the Mediterranean for our veg, Professor Dave Hodgson of University of Essex has said. Even the carrot bears no resemblance to what it once did.
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Sarah Rachel Egelman

Zenobia, the third century queen of Syria, was powerful and intelligent, known for her compassion and tolerance. She has gone down in history as a heroine worthy of much tribute and celebration. Though perhaps not well known to those outside of the region of her influence, for a young Syrian girl, Queen Zenobia would be a symbol of bravery, beauty, leadership and heart.

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Zenobia was once a great warrior queen of Syria whose reign reached from Egypt to Turkey. When things feel overwhelming for Amina, her mother reminds her to think of Zenobia and be strong. Amina is a Syrian girl caught up in a war that reaches her village. To escape the war she boards a small boat crammed with other refugees. The boat is rickety and the turbulent seas send Amina overboard. In the dark water Amina remembers playing hide and seek with her mother and the journey she had to undertake with her uncle to escape. And she thinks of the brave warrior Zenobia.

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Zenobia was once a great warrior queen of Syria whose reign reached from Egypt to Turkey. When things feel overwhelming for Amina, her mother reminds her to think of Zenobia and be strong. Amina is a Syrian girl caught up in a war that reaches her village. To escape the war she boards a small boat crammed with other refugees. The boat is rickety and the turbulent seas send Amina overboard. In the dark water Amina remembers playing hide and seek with her mother and the journey she had to undertake with her uncle to escape. And she thinks of the brave warrior Zenobia.

About the Book

A deeply moving and award-winning graphic novel about a young Syrian refugee.

Zenobia was once a great warrior queen of Syria whose reign reached from Egypt to Turkey. She was courageous. No one gave her orders. Once she even went to war against the emperor of Rome.

When things feel overwhelming for Amina, her mother reminds her to think of Zenobia and be strong. Amina is a Syrian girl caught up in a war that reaches her village. To escape the war she boards a small boat crammed with other refugees. The boat is rickety and the turbulent seas send Amina overboard. In the dark water Amina remembers playing hide and seek with her mother and making dolmas (stuffed grape leaves) and the journey she had to undertake with her uncle to escape. And she thinks of the brave warrior Zenobia.

ZENOBIA is a heartbreaking and all-too-real story of one child's experience of war. Told with great sensitivity in few words and almost exclusively with pictures, ZENOBIA is a story for children and adults.

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          Promosi Buffet Krismas Di Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur      Cache   Translate Page      

Bismillah,

Salah satu destinasi yang boleh korang jadikan lokasi untuk menyambut Krismas dengan keluarga tersayang adalah di The Big Apple Restaurant, Berjaya Times Square Hotel KL. Restoran ini berada di tingkat 14, Berjaya Times Square Hotel dan korang tak perlu bimbang tentang masalah parkir kereta kerana parkir keretanya banyak. Jika tak mahu bersesak dengan keadaan trafik yang tak menentu, korang juga boleh menaiki monorel kerana ia berhenti betul-betul di hadapan Berjaya Times Square.


Tahun buffet Krismas Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur bakal menyajikan lebih daripada 200 hidangan menu kepada para tetamu yang hadir. Ruang dan persekitarannya yang luas mampu menampung sehingga 200 hingga 250 orang pengunjung dalam satu-satu masa. Malah sepanjang promosi ini berlangsung juga, para pengunjung turut berpeluang untuk memenangi hadiah cabutan bertuah antaranya seperti fashionable gifts, finest artwork yang ditaja oleh 97bros, baucer penginapan hotel dan baucer makan di hotel.


Apa yang menarik perhatian pada promosi buffet Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur pada kali ini di mana Big Apple Restaurant, Berjaya Times Squares Hotel Kuala Lumpur, bakal menghidangkan pelbagai seleksi hidangan buffet termasuklah Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner pada 24 Disember 2018, Christmas Day Hi-Tea Brunch pada 25 Disember 2018, New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner pada 31 Disember 2018 dan New Year Hi-Tea Brunch pada 1 Januari 2019.



Antara menu-menu yang boleh didapati di bazaar sempena buffet Krismas Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur pada tahun ini adalah seperti Caramelized Banana Cheese Cake, Stuffed Banana Roasted, Turkey, Roasted Whole Turkey, Roasted Christmas Turkey With Chestnuts, Slow Roasted Prime Beef, Boneless Leg of a Lamb dan macam-macam lagi. Lagi menarik promosi kali ini meriah dengan pelbagai jenis juadah kek dan manisan. Kalau nak di list kan memang tak menang tangan sebab banyak sangat.


Di  bawah ini adalah senarai buffet yang ditawarkan sepanjang bulan Disember dan tahun baru ini di Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur


Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner
24 Disember 2018
6.30pm - 10.30pm
RM138 nett (Adult), RM58 nett (Child), RM69 nett (Senior citizen)


Christmas Day Hi-Tea Brunch
25 Disember 2018
12.30pm - 4.00pm
RM98 nett (Adult), RM58 nett (Child), RM58 nett (Senior citizen)


New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner
31 Disember 2018
6.30pm - 10.30pm
RM148 nett (Adult), RM58 nett (Child), RM74 nett (Senior citizen)


New Year Hi-Tea Brunch
1 Januari 2019
12.30pm - 4.00pm
RM98 nett (Adult), RM58 nett (Child), RM58 nett (Senior citizen)



Kalau korang nak celebrate bersama yang tersayang pun boleh. Jadi apa kata aku cadangkan korang untuk mencuba menu-menu yang ada di Fourteenth Restaurant kerana di sini korang dapat menyaksikan panorama kota metropolitan Kuala Lumpur dan dapat diabadikan bersama yang tersayang. Fourteenth Restaurant menyajikan 2 promosi iaitu :


Christmas Eve 5-Course Set Dinner
24 Disember 2018
6.30pm - 10.30pm
RM188 nett per person


New Year’s Eve 6-Course Set Menu
31 Disember 2018
6.30pm - 10.30pm
RM228 nett per person


Dan sementara menunggu countdown tahun baru 2019, Broadway Lounge akan dibuka kepada para pengunjung dari 11 pm hingga 2 am dia mana harganya adalah RM50 nett per person manakala di Poolside Gazebo pula harganya RM80 nett per person termasuk party packs.


Christmas Goodies turut dijual dan tempahan awal masih dibuka kepada mereka yang berminat di Life Size Gingerbread House yang terletak di lobi hotel. Ada pelbagai jenis makanan dan manisan yang boleh korang dapati di sini sama ada untuk diri sendiri atau untuk dijadikan hadiah. Harganya pula sekitar RM16 sehingga RM388.


Untuk tempahan berkenaan buffet Krismas Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur dan sebarang pertanyaan, boleh lah rujuk maklumat yang tertera di bawah :



Rsvp : +603 21178000
(ext 8133 - Big Apple Restaurant)
(ext 8131 - Samplings On The Fourteenth)
(ext 8127 - Broadway Lounge)
(ext 8977 - Poolside Gazebo)



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AN EVIL dad chained his three-year-old daughter and five-year-old son to a fence as a punishment for being naughty. Mahmut E. left young Ragad and Ahmet on a barn fence outside their home in Osmaniye, southern Turkey. Locals were horrified when they saw the young kids outside for at least 60 minutes, so they called […]
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          (USA-OR-Gresham) Nutritional Health Coach      Cache   Translate Page      
Overview JOB SUMMARY The Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NGVC) Nutrition Manager/ Nutritional Health Coach (NHC) position is a dual multi-faceted position, which emphasizes employee/customer education, sales and promotion, community relationship building, and retail operations. As the store’s nutrition professional, the primary responsibility of the NHC position is to provide science-based nutrition education/training to the store crew, our customers and the community as a whole, and drive store sales. The NHC is responsible for driving sales throughout the entire store, the supplement department, and the Nutrient to Know About specifically. The Nutrition Manager/NHC position is integral to fulfilling Natural Grocers guiding founding principle of providing nutrition education to empower our communities and employees to achieve health. Responsibilities POSITION PARAMETERS A. The Nutrition Manager/Nutritional Health Coach functions as the professional nutrition education resource for customers, employees and community members providing information on dietary supplements, food quality, nutrition, and company differentiators; drives store sales through community outreach, employee education, and promotion of NHC services, products, and events; and is a vitamin aisle employee with the same job responsibilities as all vitamin aisle employees. B. Skills required: + Excellent public speaking skills + Confidence in front of an audience providing cooking demonstrations + Ability to engage customers and start conversations about products to drive sales + Excellent interpersonal skills + Excellent organizational skills and priority management + Self-directed and able to maximize time management + Able to work well with a team and accept constructive feedback + Motivated to grow and develop knowledge and skills C. Nutrition Manager/Nutritional Health Coach Weekly Overview 1. For the NHC to successfully complete all responsibilities outlined in the job description the schedule requires a 40 hour workweek. a. Two days working in the vitamin aislesb. One day conducting individual coaching sessions with customers. c. One day "office" time: + Seek outreach opportunities and develop community relationships + Develop and implement local store marketing strategies to promote the in-store customer nutrition education classes, cooking demonstrations, and other store events and services in the store and out in the community. + Prepare for and conduct in-store classes, employee trainings, and community outreach + Complete continued education d. One day conducting outreach presentations, in-store customer nutrition education classes or cooking demonstrations. NUTRITIONAL HEALTH COACH DUTIES A. Educate employees and customers about nutrition, all products, and optimal health/healthy living with the intention of supporting store sales. 1. Conduct the nutrition portion of the Health Hotline/good4u crew trainings.2. Pull reports for employee LMS “Take-15” and Health Hotline walkthrough education.3. Create and maintain an employee “Glad You Asked” question center.4. Prepare for and present in-store customer nutrition education classes.5. Prepare for and conduct outreach presentations. B. Conduct Sit-Down/In-Store Nutritional Health Coaching SessionsC. Build relationships with community partners by spreading awareness of Natural Grocer’s store services. This includes: 1. Seeking outreach presentation opportunities2. Establishing relationships with practitioners who recommend supplements and coaching services to their clients3. Promoting in-store classes and events outside of the store or on external websites4. Researching and contacting potential groups to use the store’s meeting space5. Researching and contacting potential guest presenters D. Stay current with Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage NHC materials as a means of continued education. 1. Read and study the material provided by the Nutrition Education Department such as Health Hotline training material, NHC FYIs, NED bulletin and newsletters, in-store class material, continuing education, etc.2. Follow directions for assigned health supportive statement homework. E. Participate in Regional NHC conference calls.F. Attend Nutritional Health Coach Meetings for ongoing training and education.G. Conduct Book Club discussion group for customers and employees. This is an optional responsibility. NUTRITION MANAGER DUTIES A. Collaborate with the store manager on the development and implementation of the store’s Nutrient to Know About strategies.B. Take an active leadership role in the planning and execution of store sales promotions, Natural Grocer’s Employee Wellness Challenges, and other initiatives coordinated by the Home Office.C. Stay informed of key store performance metrics including Nutrient to Know About sales, turkey sales, vitamin sales/mix, and outreach coupon usage and redemption.D. Maintain and oversee the Political Campaign Center.E. Maintain the Customer Literature Files Cabinet.F. Assist the Vitamin Manager with ordering books by maintaining the book department inventory, appearance, and reference books.G. Assist with creating product displays (for events, featured books, and company sales focuses).H. Work with the grocery and vitamin managers to make sure the items that you recommend are consistently stocked. Maintain a written list and give the list to the appropriate department managers. I. Coach staff on using health supportive statements when engaging with customers.J. Keep staff informed on talking points related to upcoming events, classes, promotions, and company initiatives.K. Conduct new employee NHC Meet & Greets VITAMIN AISLE DUTIES A. Customer service is the primary responsibility of every employee. NHCs are considered key vitamin aisle employees, as a nutrition resource for customers as well as employees. While the NHC is considered a key vitamin aisle employee, he or she should be prepared to assist customers in any section/department of the store and may be assigned to work in other departments as needed. 1. Greet customers as you work in the vitamin aisle.2. Serve as the store’s primary source of nutrition information.3. Help customers find products.4. Answer customer questions.5. Answer the phone.6. Take special orders.7. Educate customers and help them make informed choices.8. Engage in conversations with customers to promote sales and events.9. Promote the Nutrient to Know About with customers.10. Promote NHC classes and other store events and promotions to customers. B. Serve as Event Ambassador as assigned by store manager.C. Other vitamin aisle duties: the Vitamin Manager will provide the NHC with daily tasks when the NHC is scheduled for floor duty: 1. Stock/Back stock.2. Face product.3. Check product expiration dates.4. Store cleaning. D. Front End work. All employees are responsible for supporting cashiers and making sure customers are processed through in a timely manner. Keep in mind this is a very important aspect of customer service. 1. Be prepared to help with bagging assistance, assisting customers to their car, and cart checks when needed.2. NHCs should use this opportunity to be a role model to other employees on how to effectively promote in-store events and their NHC services. SUPERVISION A. The Store Manager 1. Responsible for assigning duties to support the needs of the store.2. Responsible for creating a set schedule that must remain the same week-to-week.3. Responsible for performance evaluations and raise evaluations. B. The NHC Regional Manager 1. Responsible for coordinating NHC training on-going position support and training, and evaluations.2. Provides input to Store Manager for performance evaluations and raise evaluations. 3. If a store is not assigned an NHC Regional Manager, an NED representative will provide ongoing support to the NHC and will complete the NHC’s annual, Health Hotline employee training, and Coaching evaluations. C. The overall supervisor of the NHC Program is the Executive Vice President of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage. a. Responsible for defining the parameters of the position and defining the direction of the NHC Program.b. Will provide input to the Store Manager and NHC Regional Manager about performance for evaluation purposes. MAINTAINING NUTRITION KNOWLEDGE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION 1. A professional position is never static. The nutrition field is a dynamic one, with new information constantly coming to light. NHCs must stay current with nutrition research, nutrition information and new developments in the field. This is in addition to the education provided by the company. NHCs must complete 16 hours of Continuing Education (CE) time on the clock each year. Opportunities for CE include reading, attending seminars, listening to recommended podcasts, webinars, and networking with other nutrition professionals.2. If an NHC’s degree and/or certification require continuing education to maintain the degree and/or certification, then the NHC must fulfill those requirements. LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONALISM 1. NHCs are to be professional at all times and provide appropriate leadership for the staff and the store.2. NHCs are responsible for driving store sales and promotions through employee and customer education.3. Leader effectiveness requires treating people decently while at the same time successfully motivating them toward high performance in their work.4. Positive and calm communication with staff and customers is expected at all times.5. Show the highest level of respect and integrity in day-to-day actions in the store with both employees and customers.6. Do the job in a consistent, calm, and positive manner. Present an unflappable demeanor to other employees and to the customers at all times. It is never appropriate for NHCs to yell or express frustration on the sales floor or to yell at an employee or a customer.7. As a professional member of the staff of the store, NHCs are a representative of Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage to our employees and our customers; we expect NHCs to represent Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage as a just, fair, respectful, caring, compassionate, and honorable company to work for and shop with. This can only be done if the NHC demonstrates the highest level of integrity, responsibility, and excellence. Although this is a general outline of job responsibilities all employees are expected to be ''hands on'' and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive. Qualifications Education, Skills & Experience + NHCs are required to have a degree/certification in nutrition or a related field (e.g., dietetics,Bachelors of Science or Masters in biology, biochemistry, naturopathy) from a college or university accredited by a regional and/or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as reliable, or from a college or university accredited by the Canadian government. Additionally, the school must have higher education approval from the state commission. + Proof of education must be submitted at time of application. Continuing education, if required to maintain degree/certification, must be fulfilled throughout tenure of employment. Proof of maintenance of degree/certification must be submitted as necessary. + NHCs must be able to obtain and maintain liability insurance. Physical Requirements + Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs, repetitive lifting up to 30 lbs. + Must be able to carry up to 50 lbs. + Requires the use of both arms and both hands with full range of motion + Must be able to bend at the waist and knees, twist, push and pull on occasional basis + Must be able to kneel, squat, and climb as needed + Must be able to reach overhead and away from the body + Must be able to stand for at least 90% of the time + Must be able to walk for at least 90% of the time Transportation Requirement + Nutritional Health Coaches must have a reliable vehicle that can be used to travel in their metro area to participate in community outreach events and community relationship building initiatives. Although this is a general outline of job responsibilities all employees are expected to be “hands on” and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive.This job description is not an employment contract; it does not guarantee you a job or guarantee that the above listed duties are the limit of your responsibilities. Your job and job description are subject to change with and without notice, and you are required to accomplish any and all tasks assigned to you by your store manager or other corporate supervisors that may not be listed in this job description. Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later. Connect With Us! Not ready to apply?for general consideration. Job ID2018-9943 Address407 Northwest Burnside Road CategoryStores
          Pioneering pattern recognition      Cache   Translate Page      

Dec. 4, 2018 

University Distinguished Professor Anil Jain named Fellow by The World Academy of Sciences 

Anil Jain of Michigan State University has been named a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for a lifetime of perspectives and publications that have inspired students and researchers worldwide. He was one of 46 new fellows elected at the 28th TWAS general meeting in Trieste, Italy, Nov. 27-29.University Distinguished Professor Anil Jain has been named a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences for inspiring students and researchers worldwide. 

A University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Jain is being honored for his pioneering contributions to pattern recognition resulting in novel solutions for a rapidly evolving biometrics industry. 

TWAS was founded 35 years ago to increase representation by women and researchers from the world's science- and technology-lagging countries. Jain said it is not typical to have a person from a developed nation be elected a fellow by the worldwide organization. 

Jain was nominated for the honor by Tieniu Tan of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), where he is a professor of computer vision and pattern recognition, CAS deputy secretary-general and director general of the CAS Bureau of International Cooperation. 

Tan called Jain an internationally renowned scholar and educator. “For the past 40 years, he has actively promoted the research topics of pattern recognition, computer vision and biometrics in developing nations through lectures, exchange programs, technical assistance and student and postdoc training. 

“Very few people get elected every year from North America,” he added. “He most certainly deserves the recognition.” 

Co-nominator Sankar Pal, distinguished scientist and former director of the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, India, said Jain’s high quality pioneering research has had an enormous impact on statistical pattern recognition and computer vision. 

“It is evident from a Google scholar h-index of 179, with total citation 185,000,” Pal said. “His IEEE-PAMI publications have made him a role model scientist to many of us and to young researchers in machine learning. All these extra-ordinary achievements made his election to TWAS Foreign Fellowship successful. I am happy to be a part of this endeavor.”

Jain is known around the world for his expertise in biometric recognition, computer vision, and fingerprint-matching technology.

“It has been my honor to work on projects in countries including India, China, and Indonesia," Jain said. “I advised the world’s largest biometrics project, Aadhaar, in India that has enrolled more than 1 billion residents utilizing fingerprints and iris images for de-duplication in India’s social welfare system.” 

Jain also worked on a prototype fingerprint system to recognize infants and toddlers for vaccination tracking in Benin and India. The World Food Program is utilizing the prototype child ID system in field trials in Somalia in an effort to eliminate fraud in food distribution to children.

Anil Jain advised the world's largest biometrics project, Aadhaar, in India that has enrolled more than 1 billion residents utilizing fingerprints and iris images for India's medical system.

He holds one of 17 inaugural appointments to the U.S. Forensic Science Standards Board, a newly developed organization dedicated to identifying and fostering standards and guidelines for the nation’s forensic science community. 

Jain has previously served as a member of the Defense Science Board and the National Academies panels on Whither Biometrics and Improvised Explosive Devices. 

His list of honors is extensive. In 2016, he was elected to the United States National Academy of Engineering (among engineering’s highest honors) and as a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. In 2015, he was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society, and support and enhancement of innovation.

Jain is also a fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE); Association of Computing Machinery (ACM); American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); International Society for Optics and Photonics Society (SPIE); and International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR).

He is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Humboldt Research Award, Fulbright Scholarship, King-Sun Fu Prize, and W. Wallace McDowell Award. 

Jain is regularly invited to speak at national and internal forums, including the Third Annual ID4AFRICA Conference in Namibia in 2017; the 103rd Indian Science Congress, Information & Communication Science and Technology in India in 2016; the Royal Society meeting on United Kingdom forensics in London, 2015, and the keynote address at the Microsoft Computing in the 21st Century Conference in Beijing, 2014.

TWAS
TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy. It was founded in 1983 by a distinguished group of scientists from the developing world who shared a belief that building strength in science and engineering could build the knowledge and skill to address the challenges of hunger, disease and poverty. 

The newest 46 fellows increase the academy's total to 1,267 Fellows from 104 countries – the most countries represented since TWAS’s creation. The academy elected its first fellows ever from Bolivia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Libya, Nicaragua, and Zambia. In addition, members were elected from Iraq, Sudan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. Thirteen of the new fellows are women, who now account for 13 percent of the total membership.


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Traders accused of hoarding and spoiling crops say they have to pass on rising costs
          Christmas Stableford special at Otley sees Kowalczyk + Slater win      Cache   Translate Page      
A VARIETY of prizes were available to the winning pairs in the Gent’s Christmas 4BBB Stableford, with S Kowalczyk (24) and A Slater (22) taking the (turkey) crown with an impressive 38 points.
          Christmas Stableford special at Otley sees Kowalczyk + Slater win      Cache   Translate Page      
A VARIETY of prizes were available to the winning pairs in the Gent’s Christmas 4BBB Stableford, with S Kowalczyk (24) and A Slater (22) taking the (turkey) crown with an impressive 38 points.
          India expected to contribute $1.35B of growth: GroupM’S 2019 AD Forecast      Cache   Translate Page      
GroupM ad ex forecast

GroupM updated its 2018 and 2019 ad investment forecasts. GroupM slightly downgraded 2018 growth expectations from 4.5% to 4.3%. 2019 growth projections are also whittled from 3.9% to 3.6%, with total new investment anticipated to reach $19B instead of the $23B earlier predicted. [Recent US dollar appreciation versus just about every other currency helped suppress this growth.] Stress on the auto category stood out in feedback from GroupM’s worldwide network, as did the absence of any rebound in CPG investment with traditional media. These views and more are discussed in This Year, Next Year, GroupM’s twice yearly look at worldwide media investment trends authored by Futures Director, Adam Smith. “GroupM’s still strong but slightly fraying 2018 view ties to macro questions: tighter money, China’s slowing growth, and the potential for pricey trade wars,” said Smith. “Real interest rates are edging up globally, but serious potential problems remain limited to a fragile five — Argentina, South Africa, Brazil, Turkey and Venezuela.” GroupM forecasts that ten countries will provide 83% of all 2019 growth. China remains the largest contributor, but 2019 will be its sixth successive year with single-digit ad growth and mark its lowest growth rate yet recorded. Still, its USD 90 billion ad market is second only to the USA, and has doubled since 2010. Despite rapid consumerization, China’s advertising intensity peaked at 0.78% of GDP in 2006 and has trended down to a prospective 0.67% in 2019. Also Read: Between 2018 – 2021, online video advertising to grow at average 18% a year Ranked second, the U.S. is experiencing good macroeconomic indicators like lower unemployment and improved consumer confidence, but increasing energy prices, rising interest rates, and low unemployment have many concerned about the potential for increased inflation on top of a yawning deficit. Marketers continue to scrutinize digital investment with emphasis on verification and value. Ranked third, India is expected to contribute $1.35B of growth. This is roughly the same as Australia’s, Russia’s and Brazil’s combined growth, even though India’s total ad economy is a mere quarter of the others’ combined heft. India’s 14% ad investment growth is rooted in 7% real consumer spending growth. Japan is fourth. Japanese advertising has tracked ahead of its GDP in the post-Lehman cycle with media spending per capita picking up sharply since 2016. The 2020 Olympics and a surge in biddable media are powering tailwinds, but a 2019 consumption tax rise from 8% to 10% and Japan’s belated confrontation with value, viewability and verification in digital supply chain are foreseeable headwinds. A resilient UK is fifth. Despite fears of Brexit calamity and consumer fatigue, advertising investment remains propelled by massive advertising digitization (61% of predicted investment in 2019), and GroupM’s UK forecast remains buoyant. This is partly because of the market’s characteristic flexibility. In an emergency, advertisers know they can turn off the tap. Concerning the new forecast, GroupM’s CEO, Kelly Clark said, “Worldwide advertising investment grows slowly but marketing has never moved faster. Automation proliferates; cycles accelerate; talent grows more mobile. The gap between the cost of failure and the value of success grows wider. For advertisers, this underscores the importance of a worldview and trusted partners who can help their brands perform where the growth can be found.”

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          12/4/2018: FEATURES: Chef creates Xmas pizza      Cache   Translate Page      
A CHEF has come up with a festive recipe yule die for – a thin crust pizza topped with a full Christmas dinner. The calorie-heavy feast is topped with candied pigs-in-blankets, roast potatoes, slowcooked pulled turkey and even sprouts. Costing a...
          Eerie Sandpaper Paintings Make us Consider Destruction      Cache   Translate Page      

Spanning both the symbolic and poetic space between drawing, sculpture, and installation, Turkish artist Civelek is interested in the concept of creation vs. destruction. The artist’s new new body of work on view at Istanbul‘s Pi Artworks employs the humble, ready-made, and contradictory material: sandpaper. Raised in Istanbul, Turkey, during a time of heightened geopolitical […] More

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Study and Work in Abroad for Indian Nepali, Bangladeshi and Turkey students will be admitted to Singapore South Korea Cyprus New zealand Canada universities or Polytechnic Institutes only if they have[...]
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Study and Work in Abroad for Indian Nepali, Bangladeshi and Turkey students will be admitted to Singapore South Korea Cyprus New zealand Canada universities or Polytechnic Institutes only if they have[...]
          Gulen And Erdogan's Islamic Rivalry And Its Consequences      Cache   Translate Page      
Until five years ago, Fethullah Gulen and Turkey's President Erdogan were allies who supported each other. Both use Islam as the basis for their doctrine, which made them ideologically different from the revolutionary secularist stateman Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the new Republic of Turkey in 1923.
          Leeds plot January bid for winger, some fans react: 'Be a class signing', 'Would do bits'      Cache   Translate Page      

Leeds plot January bid for winger, some fans react: 'Be a class signing', 'Would do bits' - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Leeds United are interested in signing the Besiktas winger Jeremain Lens in January. According to Turkish news outlet Fotomac, the Championship giants have sent out scouts to watch the experienced winger this season and they are ready to make a bid now. The report adds that Leeds United have been impressed with what they have seen and they want to bring the former Sunderland player back to England. The 31-year-old has impressed in Turkey and he could prove to be a solid addition for Marcelo Bielsa’s side. It seems that Bielsa is looking for a short term solution in the

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          Pocono Heritage Land Trust Hosts Dec. 9 Pomeroy McMichaels Creek Nature Preserve Hike In Monroe County      Cache   Translate Page      
The Pocono Heritage Land Trust will host a hike on December 9 in the Pomeroy McMichaels Creek Nature Preserve near Stroudsburg, Monroe County from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The new Pomeroy McMichael's Creek Nature Preserve is located along the McMichaels Creek and encompasses eighty acres of beautiful forested wild calcareous (limestone influenced) landscape.
Located on both sides of the McMichaels Creek and Hickory Valley Road from the upper boundary of Stroud Township’s Glenbrook Golf Course and Hickory Valley Park Greenway to just below the Turkey Hill Road bridge to Quiet Valley, the preserve is a treasure trove of interesting calciphyte plant communities, evidence of glacier and geologic influences and riparian floodplain and wild trout stream habitats.
This free walk will be held rain or shine.  Pre-registration is suggested by calling 570-424-1514 or online.
For more information on programs, initiatives, other upcoming events and how you can become involved, visit the Pocono Heritage Land Trust website.
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Pocono Heritage Land Trust Adds New Pomeroy McMichaels Creek Nature Preserve In Monroe County

          Tuesday PA Environmental NewsClips      Cache   Translate Page      
Crable: Farmers, Groups, Turkey Hill To Get $6.5M In Water Quality Funding
Thompson: Project To Limit Harmful Run-Off From Turkey Hill Supplier Farms Gets Boost
DEP Blog: Healthy Waters, Healthy Communities: Lancaster County’s Watershed Planning
Who’s Responsible For Plastic Tree Tubes Along Lancaster County Creek?
Editorial: Vote For Lackawanna River Of The Year For Rebirth
Boil Water Advisory Lifted In Part Of Bucks County
Frazier: U.S. Steel Claims Air Pollution Order Could Cost It $400M In Allegheny County
Hopey: Testimony Begins In U.S. Steel Appeal Of Coal Coking Works Enforcement Order
EQB To Consider Proposed Increases In Air Quality NPDES, Water Quality Permit Fees Dec. 18
U.S. Office Of Lead Hazard Control & Healthy Homes Has Additional Funding Available
Hopey: Paris To Pittsburgh Documentary Puts Pittsburgh In Leading Role In Climate Change Efforts
Cusick: Auditor General To Look At State Response To Climate Change
Auditor General On Climate Change: Future Generations Will Ask Did They Do Something?
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          Blogmas Series: 20 Ways to Serve Others      Cache   Translate Page      


"Maybe Christmas, he thought doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps means a little bit more!" 
- Dr. Suess from How the Grinch Stole Chrismas

Somewhere along the way, in the hustle and bustle of life, we have forgotten about the real reason for this Christmas season. Who can blame us, with the constant bombardment from advertisements that tell us we need more stuff to fit in our already overly crowded homes. Which by the way, are filled to the brim with things we rarely use, but yet we have been convinced that we must have it.

Christmas is suppose to be a day that we celebrate and remember the birth of Jesus Christ. However, the world distracts us from the true meaning of Christmas which is JESUS.

Several years back, I noticed that I was guilty of this too. I had been swept away by consumerism and turned the focus of Christmas on myself and my family, instead of thinking about what I could do for others. Together, Jon and I prayed and asked God to help us to learn to serve others during the holidays, not just ourselves. With God's help, we have been able to begin to make service a regular tradition in our family during Christmas time. This transformed mindset has also spilled over into our lives, so that it is something that we try to do all year long. We're not perfect, but I am thankful that God has worked on us in this area to help us be more generous to others.

"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." 
- Mark 10:45 ESV

Mark 10:45, is a good reminder that Jesus Himself didn't come to serve, but to serve others. In this day and age, this idea feels backwards in our world that tells us to look out for #1. It might feel counter cultural to serve others during Christmas, but don't let that stop you from embracing the truth and the example that Jesus set for us to follow.

Just remember that it's never too late to start serving others!! Regardless of how old you are, you can begin to implement this tradition of serving others, right now.

Below is a list of ways that you can serve others during the holidays. Especially if this is new for you, just pick one way to serve others each week from now until Christmas. I hope and pray that this will be a regular tradition that continues in your family for many years to come.


20 Ways To Serve Others

1. Pack a Christmas shoebox for Operation Christmas Child.
This is one of our favorite traditions! Even before Jon and I had kids, we were packing shoeboxes full of presents and sending them to children around the world.

2. Provide Christmas dinner for a family in need.
When you go to the store to buy your turkey or ham for Christmas, buy two of everything and then put it together in a box to give to your neighbors or another family in need.

3. Sing Christmas carols in a nursing home.
People living in nursing homes can get so lonely as they are away from family during the holidays. Anytime you can spend at a nursing home reading books or singing Christmas carols will truly be a blessing.

4. Deliver baked goods to local police, fire, or EMT station.
The police, fire, and EMT workers have such an important job and they don't get to take time off for the holidays. Let them know that you appreciate their hard work and sacrifice by blessing them with delicious baked goods.

5. Leave treats or notes for mailman.
Your mailman works hard to make are you have your mail everyday of the year. Give them some treats or a thank you note to let them know that you appreciate all the work they do.

6. Donate canned goods and other food to your local homeless shelter.
Go through your pantry and donate canned goods or other foods that your local homeless shelter needs. Make sure that these items aren't expired. It you don't have anything extra at home, buy extra canned goods the next time they go on sale and donate as much as you can.

7. Donate socks to your local homeless shelter.
One of the greatest needs of homeless people are socks and shoes. This is another very practical thing that you can donate to those in need this winter.

8. Go through your closets and donate clothes and toys.
Like I said before, our houses our full of stuff. Go through your closets and storage space and donate old clothes or toys to a families in need.

9. Donate children's book to your local library.
If you have extra books or book that don't fit on your book shelf, donate them to your local library. It will bless families that can't afford to buy books for their kids on their own.

10. Organize a garage sale or bake sale and donate the proceeds to charity.
You can do this as a family, small group, or Sunday school class. Put together garage sale and/or bake sale and then donate the proceeds to a charity.

11. Give money or gifts anonymously.
If you know of a family who is struggling, give them money or gift cards to help them out during this time. You don't even have to let them know it was you, but you can leave it on their door or in their mailbox.

12. Ring the Salvation Army bell at Christmas time.
Christmas is the time what Salvation Army sets up their donation buckets for people to give to during the holidays. Contact your local salvation army and see if they need people to ring the bell at Christmas time.

13. Do yard work for your neighbors.
Rake the leaves or shovel the snow for your neighbors, even if they can do it for themselves.

14. Mail a card to a solider.
We don't want to forget about the men and women serving protecting our country, who do not get to be home for Christmas. Send a Christmas card or mail a package to a solider who might be separated from their loved ones this Christmas.

15. Adopt a family.
Ask your church or local school, if there are families in need this Christmas. Purchase Christmas presents for everyone in the family and bless them with gifts that they can't buy themselves.

16. Serve meal at soup kitchen.
Contact your local soup kitchen or homeless shelter and offer to serve a meal to those in need.

17. Random acts of kindness.
The options are endless here. Just to name a few... You can hold the door open for someone. Buy someone's coffee. Buy someone's groceries. So many more!!

18. Adopt grandparents.
Contact your church to see if there are people that you can adopt as grandparents this Christmas. Have dinner with them or invite them over for the holidays. If you don't live close, you can simply just send them a Christmas gift to let them know you are thinking about them.

19. Sponsor an international child, like with Compassion.
This is something that goes beyond Christmas, but you can sponsor an international child and truly change their life.

20. Teach your children to give.
Lastly, don't forget to let your kids be apart of this season of giving. Let them come with you and be involved as you love and serve others together. It's going to make a lasting impact on their lives and change your family for the better.


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          The double standards applied to academic freedom      Cache   Translate Page      

The political right is not only cracking down on academic freedoms, but has started simultaneously to become a fierce advocate of an aggressively anti-intellectual freedom of speech.

The embattled Central European University in Budapest, November 24, 2018. Omar Marques/Press Asociation. All rights reserved.

The Central European University (CEU) will move their main campus to Vienna. It has appeared inevitable for a while now due to a crackdown and targeting by Hungary’s far-right prime minister, Viktor Orbán. Yet, the significance and repercussions of this fact are profound and remind us that academic freedom is not only under attack in places far away from home. My own area of interest, gender studies, has been particularly targeted not only in Hungary but more widely in anti-gender studies movements and lobbies, including in Germany where we have also seen the rise of the extreme right.

Until quite recently, academic freedom, or rather the absence thereof, was something other people had to struggle with. Based in London, where I have been working at what is probably the most radical and progressive institution of higher education within the UK, I generally felt privileged and confident in my academic freedom. Meanwhile, I was acutely aware that colleagues elsewhere, mainly those researching and teaching in the Middle East, but also academics working in Middle East Studies in the US, were challenged by many different forms of encroachment on and violations of their academic freedom. 

In some extreme cases, such as those of my colleagues, friends and family in Iraq during the Ba‘th regime, it was not merely a matter of working in the context of severe censorship and political pressure, but Iraqi academics actually endured a struggle to stay out of prison cells, or even worse, to avoid execution. All these years, I assumed that my role was to be that of expressing solidarity, raising consciousness about the plight of my colleagues, and facilitating refuge.

Instrumentalised

Nowadays, however, academic freedom has become a real issue within British higher education in general, as well as within SOAS, University of London, the institution I have been attached to for the past 11 years. Academic freedom is acutely under threat, and violated, but also instrumentalised and twisted in a most bizarre manner. 

Certainly, the consequences and symptoms of these encroachments and manipulations are not comparable to what colleagues are enduring in the worst-offending places, for example, to what we have been witnessing in Turkey under Erdoğan in recent years.

Yet, it is important to recognise that something significant has shifted and has affected our understandings of and debates about academic freedom in the UK. 

This shift within British higher education relates to wider changes within the political landscape in Britain and more broadly in western contexts. It is characterised by the securitization of migration, borders and ideas, the growth of racism, Islamophobia, and wider xenophobia as well as the broader increase and normalization of right wing voices, organizations and movements.

The ‘Prevent Duty’

More specifically, research, teaching, publications and academic debate in the UK have increasingly been under scrutiny and restricted due to the introduction in 2015 of what has been called  ‘the Prevent Duty’, a set of rules and guidelines that are part of wider anti-terrorism legislation. 

Prevent contains a duty on specified authorities including universities to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’ (Home Office, 2015). Allison Scott-Bauman, Professor of Society and Belief at SOAS has studied how the Prevent Duty has been interpreted and applied at various universities. In her view and that of her co-author Hugh Tomlinson, the 2015 anti-terrorism act is unclear and potentially misleading:

Broad definitions of extremism seem to be linked to equally imprecise definitions of “terrorism”, “non-violent extremism”, “radicalisation” and “fundamental British values”. These definitions could be understood to mean that people who are, for example, critical of British foreign policy, are at risk of radicalisation and to suggest that academics and students accustomed to expressing personal views at university would need to be warned of the risks of discussing certain issues. But this is not correct, and universities should not let the imprecise and unclear language of the guidance draw them into placing unlawful restrictions on academic freedom and freedom of speech. (Scott-Baumann and Tomlinson, 2017).

The University College Union (UCU), a large union of academics and professional staff working in higher education in the UK passed a statement in 2015 setting out several objections to the Prevent Duty (UCU, 2015): [it] seriously threatens academic freedom and freedom of speech; the broad definition of terrorism will stifle campus activism; the intention to force union members to be involved in the racist labelling of students is unacceptable; the Prevent Agenda will force union members to spy on  learners, is discriminatory towards Muslims, and legitimises Islamophobia and xenophobia, encouraging racist views to be publicised and normalised within society; the monitoring of Muslim students will destroy the trust needed for a safe and supportive learning environment and encourage discrimination against BME and Muslim staff and students; and the Prevent agenda will help racist parties such as UKIP to flourish.

The Prevent Duty is generally only applied in relation to speakers and events linked to Islam and Palestine-related speakers, with the latter more specifically those supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS) against Israel. Right wing speakers and organizations promoting nationalist sentiments and policies, racism, Islamophobia as well as homophobia and transphobia not only seem to be excluded from the idea of spreading extremist ideas, but are ironically protected by the current government. 

In this wider context, SOAS has been particularly singled out within the media and by think tanks of a specific political persuasion. The right wing Henry Jackson Society, for example, issued a report in 2017 listing all universities who were supposedly in breach of the Prevent Duty for hosting extremist speakers. SOAS allegedly hosted more extremist speakers than any other university in the UK. However, when examining the 14 events that took place at SOAS in 2016/2017 listed in the report, many refer to prayer meetings, events organised by the Islamic Society or discussions around Palestine (Black, 2017). While most events were hosted by a student group working under the auspices of the student union, some events, especially those linked to Palestine-related issues have been organised by academics.

So far, it needs to be stressed, that the violations of academic freedom which have ensued at universities in the UK and which have mainly involved the cancellation of events or imposition of control over their format, as well as instances of censorship in terms of content – have mainly emerged due to university management giving in to pressure from political lobbying groups or the media, as opposed to overt pressure exerted by the government.

The ‘neutral chair’: a Troll’s charter

A number of incidents together illustrate how academic freedom has been concretely under threat in the UK. Aside from cancelling meetings deemed to be too contentious and provocative, university managements have replaced panel chairs shortly before ‘controversial’ meetings. The two most high profile cases, at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and University of Cambridge took place in November 2017 in relation to panels about Palestinian Rights, the BDS movement, and transnational solidarity. In both instances, the original chairs were deposed at the last minute by university management who gave in to external pressure. At LSE, management tried to implement the following guidelines: "At controversial events it is not prudent to have someone in the chair whose own views mean they may not be seen as a neutral chairperson"(Letter by LSE Academics, 2018). The university’s advice was strongly challenged by a group of LSE academics who signed a letter and started a campaign to counter its recommendations.

One professor of Middle East history and politics, John Chalcraft, who has been involved in a successful campaign to challenge the university’s policy, put it the following way:

"To impose a Chair is very problematic in terms of freedom of speech, as it makes the beliefs and views of this or that academic a basis for determining the allocation of academic positions. It chills academic freedom on campus because it reduces the pool of available Chairs, and signals that certain views are beyond the pale and must be policed. It defines controversy and neutrality in simplistic, conventional terms, a particularly egregious error at a research university, which exists to question the received wisdom. There is a serious issue over equality and diversity, given that School-imposed Chairs are more likely to be white, senior, and male. Above all, to depose a Chair is to signal to academic staff and to the wider world, that certain academics, thanks to their beliefs, are not competent to discharge basic academic functions. If academics cannot observe due process in the Chair, then how can they mark exams or teach subjects that are deemed ‘controversial’? Far from protecting academics, these guidelines expose them to internal and external interrogations of their beliefs and views. It is in the words of one academic, a ‘troll’s charter’. So far there is little or no evidence that a neutral Chair has ever been imposed on a pro-Israeli event, or indeed, any event that was not concerned with Palestinian rights. On the other hand, the guidelines could be used, in principle, against any academic or event. As one worried academic said to me: ‘I am German, does that mean I cannot Chair a Brexit debate?" (Chalcraft, 2018)

Unsurprisingly, both academics who were deposed as chairs by management were women of an ethnic minority background.  They were replaced by senior white male academics. The LSE female academic was of Turkish background but perceived to be unfit to chair neutrally due to her signing BDS statements. In the case of the University of Cambridge replacing a SOAS academic, her Palestinian heritage appeared to have contributed to the university’s decision, in addition to her support of BDS. 

An open letter signed by hundreds of academics criticised the decision by Cambridge University management, pointing out that much of the correspondence opposing the event and leading to the decision to replace the chair had originated in a well-known pro-Israel lobby group. The lobby group objected to the high profile panellists, including Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti and former President of the National Student Union, Malia Bouattia, the first black and Muslim woman to be in this role.

Following the campaign objecting to the university’s decision, which involved not only an open letter but also a complaint sent by my SOAS colleague herself as well as supporting letters from senior colleagues at SOAS, the University of Cambridge’s management finally issued an apology, acknowledging that there was no evidence that her chairing would not have ensured a democratic debate (Mandhai, 2018).

Knee-jerk reactions

Both the University of Cambridge and LSE appear to have made a U-turn in response to pushback from academics. With reference to the successful campaign by LSE academics to challenge managements’ initial guidelines stressing the importance of ‘the neutral Chair’, Chalcraft states: "The new Code advances academic freedom here by removing the link between competence to Chair and beliefs and views. The School can no longer replace the Chair of an Event on the basis of the Chair’s beliefs. The School has accepted, and declared itself persuaded, by our core argument that the existing local regulations chill freedom of speech. It has changed the Code accordingly."

Chalcraft stresses that collective action and concerted efforts allowed for the successful overturning of the university’s initial position and guidance. The new code, he states, is in line with ‘the new Higher Education and Research Act 2017, which establishes, among other things, e.g. at  14 (7) that staff are free to "question and test received wisdom, and . . . to put forward new ideas and controversial or unpopular opinions, without placing themselves in jeopardy of losing their jobs or privileges they may have at the provider."

Academics in the UK are struggling to retain their academic freedom against outside pressures, mainly linked to right wing Islamophobic but also extreme pro-Israel lobbies. It has become apparent that collective action within institutions, but also national and transnational lobbying, can be successful in reversing what appear to be knee-jerk reactions by university managements.

Meanwhile, the conservative government, particularly the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, has taken it upon itself to make academic freedom central to their policy and rhetoric. However, perhaps predictably, the Minister and other conservative politicians have not been concerned about the potential impact of the Prevent Duty and right wing pressures on academics and students, but are worried about free speech being curtailed by ‘no platforming’ pressures at universities.

Twisted defence of academic freedom

In a most recent twist of the government’s mission to defend academic freedom in British universities, the former Minister of Universities Sam Gyimah, condemned students and academics at Oxford who protested when a portrait of Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the UK was added to an exhibition within the School of Geography and the Environment intended to inspire the next generation of female geographers (Weale and Elgot, 2018).

Students and staff appear to have been incensed by the lack of consultation and questioned the appropriateness of including the portrait of May. As Prime Minister of a conservative government that has been instrumental in implementing severe cuts to higher education, is promoting immigration control and a fear-mongering discourse around refugees and asylum seekers, while leading a party set on Brexit, May has become an extremely controversial figure. Yet, the Minister of Universities used the protest as another occasion to criticise ‘no platforming’ voices, agendas and movements at universities.

In 2017, his predecessor, Jo Johnson, brother of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, threatened to hit universities who were banning homophobic or transphobic speakers with fines and sanctions. In an interview with Pink News, an LGBT+ newspaper, he stated that universities which fail to comply “could be fined, suspended or ultimately deregistered” by the newly established Office for Students (Duffy, 2017). He further claimed that these new rules are needed “to protect freedom of speech” (ibid).

Following in Johnson’s footsteps, Sam Gyimah, announced a year later that  “When there are so many different interpretations of the rules, there is the risk that legal free speech will be stifled, either by well-intentioned but jittery managers, or by ill-intentioned wreckers” (Duffy, 2018). He continued stating: “A society in which people feel they have a legitimate right to stop someone expressing their views on campus simply because they are unfashionable or unpopular is rather chilling." (ibid).

At face value, one might agree with his assessment that “there is a risk that overzealous interpretation of a dizzying variety of rules is acting as a brake on legal free speech on campus" (ibid). However, his enthusiasm for free speech is never linked to defending events that have been cancelled or subject to ‘neutral chair’ measures because of their perceived controversy in relation to Palestine/Israel. Nor does he seem to be defending Muslim students organizing prayer meetings or lecturers. Meanwhile, LGBTQ activists are concerned that the Minister’s attitude and future rulings, might enable speakers with homophobic and transphobic views to gain ground and platforms.

While gender studies as a discipline has not been under attack in the UK as it has been in Hungary and elsewhere, it is apparent that conservative and heteronormative understandings of gender and sexuality are also key to right wing discourses and policies in the UK as well. We see extreme versions of the centrality of ultra conservative gender constructions in the way the Hungarian government, similar to many governments in the Middle East, try to replace gender politics with politics that revolve around the heterosexual family.  

Hate speech

Aside from the government’s inconsistent approach to freedom of speech, there is clearly a tension between the idea of freedom of speech as an absolute right and principle and the notion of hate speech. Although I have to admit that I see these distinctions as complex and blurry. 

Personally, I worry about the growing tendency amongst students to demand safe spaces, given the grey zone between ‘hate speech’ and ‘listening to views you do not share’. In my view, an important element of education is pushing students out of their comfort zones and challenging established views. I share Joan Scott’s concerns, which emerged in the context of higher education in the US but, which are also highly relevant in the UK. Scott bemoans:

"the moralism that is apparent  in some courses and some student activism, the calls for “trigger warnings,” the insistence on the authority of their experiences by those whose minority status has silenced or marginalized them – who look to “safe spaces” as a way to gain traction in an otherwise hostile or neglectful institutional and social environment, who erupt in protests that are sometimes ill-considered violations of the rights they need to respect and protect." (Scott, 2017).

While I share her concerns and view them as problematic, they do not justify the growing call by right wing constituencies to protect their freedom of speech. And here emerges a clear paradox and contradiction: the British government is critical of new generations of students being sensitive "snowflakes" "that should face reality and toughen up"; at the same time, the very same students "must be protected from radical ideas on campus." (Perfect and Scott-Bauman, 2017).

Meanwhile, research carried out by Scoot-Bauman and her team on higher education in the UK shows that:

"the real risks to free speech come, not from the ‘snowflake generation’, but from government-originated initiatives. Specific pressure is applied to Muslim student groups and those interested in the Middle East. Our on-going research appears to show that students and staff, Muslim and non-Muslim, are already self-censoring their discussions and activities as a result." (Perfect & Scott-Bauman 2017).

Vile pressures

The complex problems and challenges we are facing in higher education in the UK and elsewhere, I would argue, force us to think about academic freedom in a more nuanced manner. Despite the blurriness, I would want to stress the difference between freedom of speech and academic freedom. Joan Scott provides a helpful distinction between freedom of speech, ‘the right to express one’s ideas, however true or false they may be’ and academic freedom ‘a protection of faculty rights based on disciplinary competence’ (Scott, 2017). In the context of US higher education, Scott further states:

"These days the Right’s reference to free speech sweeps away the guarantees of academic freedom, dismissing as so many violations of the constitution the thoughtful, critical articulation of ideas, the demonstration of proof based on rigorous examination of evidence, the distinction between true and false, between careful and sloppy work, the exercise of reasoned judgment. Their free speech means the right to one’s opinion, however unfounded, however ungrounded, and it extends to every venue, every institution. That may be why freedom is the principle invoked so forcefully on the Right these days – freedom in the sense of the absence of any restraint. From this perspective, the bad boys can say anything they want, however vile and hateful." (Scott, 2017)

The depiction of this specific situation, although clearly articulated in the context of the US, has many parallels with the growing encroachment and pressures by right wing politicians, media and think tanks in the UK. So far, the pressures in the UK have not been as ferocious and vile as in the US where the wider political divide seems to be even more extreme than in post-Brexit referendum Britain. Yet, Scott’s words above feel all too familiar.

Leaving London

As I ponder my imminent move to leave London after 24 years to take up a position in the US, I am anxious about ideologically motivated and often rather polemic attacks on universities and academics. According to US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, all university faculty, “from adjunct professors to deans,” are guilty of brainwashing college students. In a speech given at the Conservative Political Action Conference, DeVos accused academics of tainting students with “liberal ideology” (Jaschick 2017). While in my current world ‘liberal ideology” would be a derogatory term referring to conservative capitalist ideas, in DeVos’ and that of her government’s discursive horizon, ‘liberal’ seems to signify radical unpatriotic thinking. Yet, despite the attack on universities by the Trump administration, I take comfort in the fact that so many of my colleagues in the US have been at the forefront of speaking truth to power.  

Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, which will be my new academic home, is also an excellent example to illustrate that academic freedom should not simply be equated with academic autonomy, although autonomy is, of course, a principle we have to defend. Trying to educate myself about our foremothers who fought for gender-based equality in academia, I am reminded of the struggle of Louise Lamphere, the professor who when denied tenure in the anthropology department at Brown in 1974, jointly with three other female colleagues, took the university to court. In an out of court settlement, the department was forced to reverse its decision not to grant Lamphere tenure, despite its argument that the decision was based on the department’s autonomy as a basic tenant of academic freedom (Porwancher, 2013).

The out of court settlement established that transparency and the principle of equality were more important than the principle of autonomy.

As we are joined in the struggle for academic freedom in different political and national contexts, we will have to negotiate the very principles that inform our respective conceptualizations and possibly recognise that there might be tensions and ambivalences in what we view as priorities. 

Concluding reflections

I grew up in Germany where I learnt very early on that following government orders, blind obedience and silence might actually mean complicity in crime and can lead to terrible atrocities. Very early on I learnt that it was important to develop an independent moral compass and to follow ethical principles rooted in the respect for human dignity rather than the rules of an authoritarian regime.

So I was very happy and moved to see that over a thousand Turkish academics were courageous enough to sign a petition in January 2016 in order to distance themselves from the atrocities and crimes against the Kurdish population, particularly in south-eastern Turkey. Since then, academics in Turkey have paid a very high price for speaking out, and for daring to challenge the authoritarian regime.

All over the world, it has been the role of intellectuals, educators and researchers to speak truth to power and not to be silent when injustice happens. Academic freedom has been integral to the development of the social sciences and the humanities historically and globally. Whenever academic freedom has been under threat, we know that a country is in big trouble: the attack on academic freedom has previously meant that a regime is failing to convince its thinkers with rational arguments as it needs to use coercive measures to maintain control.

I knew this not only from my history teachers and readings about Nazi Germany, but while growing up and becoming educated in a relatively free environment, I became acutely aware of the severe restrictions on both freedom of speech and academic freedom posed on researchers, teachers, writers and intellectuals in Iraq during the Ba‘th regime.

During my graduate studies in Cairo in the 90s, I also learnt, for the first time, about the complicity of a university management that has given in to external pressures and calls for censorship instead of defending the academic freedom of their staff and students. This became apparent when a colleague and friend of mine was forced to change his reading list at the American University in Cairo after a student, whose father had an important position in the military, complained about the content of some readings being un-Islamic. Instead of defending my friend’s choice of readings, the university management caved in and asked him to change the reading list while withdrawing copies of the book from the library.

Historically, a regime lost legitimacy, respect and credibility, not only in the eyes of its own critical and thoughtful population, but also in the eyes of the global critical mass of people believing in democracy, justice and human rights. These days, however, the rules of engagement appear to have changed drastically. Across the globe, rationality and logic, however broad the political spectrum they were on previously, are being challenged by populism, fake news and so-called alternative facts. In this new age where social media insidiously threatens to eradicate our freedom of mind, and where polarised positions are fostered in ghettoised ideological bubbles, the principle of academic freedom is contested and manipulated to different political ends.

All of a sudden, the political right is not only cracking down on academic freedoms in different contexts, but has started simultaneously to become a fierce advocate of freedom of speech, thereby not only engaging in aggressive anti-intellectualism but also giving space and platforms to ideas and practices that are counter to principles of equality and justice.

References

Black, Richard (2017) ‘Extreme Speakers and Events: In the 2016 2017 Academic Year’,

Chalcraft, John (2018) ‘On ‘Neutral’ Chairs’, in BRICUP Newsletter 119, March 2018. 

Duffy, Nick (2017) Universities must allow anti-transgender speakers, in Pink News, 19 October 2017.

Higher Education and Research Act 2017.

Jaschick, Scott. 2017. “DeVos vs. the Faculty.” Inside Higher Education, February 24.

Letter by LSE Academics (2018) 20 February 2018

Mandhai Shafik (2018) 'Cambridge apologises for blocking Palestinian from chairing talk’, Al Jazeera News, 6 March 2018.

Perfect, Simon and Allison Scott-Bauman (2017) ‘An anatomy of judgement: how do snowflakes think?’,

Porwancher, Andrew (2013) Prying the gates wide open: academic freedom and gender equality at Brown University, 1974–1977, Paedagogica Historica, 49:2, 273-292.

Scott, Joan (2017) “On Free Speech and Academic Freedom’, in Journal of Academic Freedom, Vol. 8, 2017.

Scott-Baumann, Allison and Hugh Tomlinson (2017) “Cultural Cold Wars: The risk of anti-‘extremism’ policy for academic freedom of expression’, Inform’s Blog: The International Forum for Responsible Media Blog.

UCU (2015) ‘The prevent duty guidance for branches’. December 2015.

Weale, Sally and Jessica Elgot (2018) ‘Hung, withdrawn, and re-quartered: May portrait in Oxford row’, in The Guardian, 8 May 2018

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I was dead set on ebf but a couple nurses at my hospital made me feel as if I wasn't producing enough milk due to an 8% weight loss (which turns out to be normal) and a hospital LC who told me it was normal for breast feeding to hurt when really baby had a bad latch. After a week of frustration and bloody nipples, I gave up and started supplementing with formula and pumping. Well a week later I went to a better LC and she showed me get baby to latch better but due to pumping my milk supply was dwindling. I tried breastfeeding some and quit pumping but still had to supplement with formula after. Eventually that became tiring, breast feeding, bottle feeding and then pumping each time, so I gave up again. It took two days of formula feeding only before baby did a 180 and become extremely gassy and fussy, vomiting constantly and we figured out he was not digesting his formula correctly (enfamil gentlease). The doctor switched him to similac ailmentum and although hes better on it, I can tell he doesnt like it (doesnt take bottle right away, makes faces, crys when he spits up, which isn't often). Well all this has traumatized me, I feel like a cramp mom. If I would have just stuck to bf baby didnt be going through any of this. So I've been trying to bf again and I made lactation cookies, taking fenugreek and blessed thistle, drinking the tea, having one guiness a day, and I'm actually in the middle of a two day 'nurse-in'. My question is how will I know when I'm producing enough to stop supplementing and should I stop the formula cold Turkey? I dont want lo to starve!


          Driver Escapes Serious Injury in Turkey Hill Road S. Crash      Cache   Translate Page      

A driver escaped serious injury tonight in a Turkey Hill Road South crash into a utility pole.

Dispatch reports said the crash in the area of 8 Turkey Hill Road South heavily damaged the pole and knocked out power to a nearby house.

No wires were involved.

Westport EMS evaluated the driver at the scene.



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Just a dog having a snuggle with some baby birds. Turn the sound on to hear their cute little cheeps!
          For U.S. Troops, Home For The Holidays Is Often Just A Wish      Cache   Translate Page      

World War II Veteran Recalls His Own Time Away From Home And Under Fire

Photo credit: Instagram @opgratitude 




The holiday season means family time for most Americans, but that’s not the case for many U.S. military personnel who can’t return home to eat turkey dinners, open presents, light the menorah or participate in other traditions.

It’s a situation veterans who served in decades past can identify with, as they too found themselves far from home between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, often under harrowing conditions.

For 95-year-old Art Schmitz, for example, Christmas Eve 1944 was “just another day under fire” because the Battle of the Bulge was well underway.

“Several other soldiers and I were holed up in a house in Bastogne, Belgium, singing Christmas carols when we heard the drone of approaching planes,” says Schmitz, author of the memoir A Tourist in Uniform: World War II Memories.

“Grabbing our rifles a little tighter, for all the good that would do, we held our breath and waited.”

The first plane dropped flares, lighting up the night skies. The soldiers scrambled to the cellar stairs, falling down the steps as bombs exploded and parts of the house collapsed above them.

“On Christmas morning, we discovered that the house had taken a direct hit from a 500-pound bomb that landed on the toilet, splitting it in two,” Schmitz says. “The bomb just about demolished the house, but it didn’t explode. I vowed I was going to come back to Bastogne for a peaceful Christmas.”

Today, there are about 1.3 million active military personnel, and about 200,000 of those are deployed overseas. Each holiday season, a number of organizations provide support to the troops and their families, and also accept donations from Americans who want to help. A few of those include:


  • Red Cross. The Red Cross has a “Holidays for Heroes” program that enables people to “give something that means something” during the holiday season. The Red Cross says it invites the public “to join their local Red Cross offices to thank and recognize members of the military, veterans and their families through a variety of activities.” Anyone interested in helping should check with their local Red Cross office to learn more.
  • USO. The USO delivers holiday care packages during various holidays throughout the year. The USO reports that since the program was launched in 2011, it has distributed nearly 1,500 boxes that brought holiday cheer to more than 110,000 service members in more than 500 locations.
  • Operation Gratitude. This non-profit organization sends individually addressed care packages to troops serving overseas, veterans, military families and others. Each package contains snacks, hygiene products, entertainment, and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support.
After surviving that Christmas Eve in 1944, Art Schmitz recalls making it to the mess hall for a much-needed Christmas Day meal, and then being handed a copy of General Anthony C. McAuliffe’s holiday message to his troops.

In the conclusion of that message, the general wrote: “We are giving our country and our loved ones at home a worthy Christmas present and being privileged to take part in this gallant feat of arms are truly making for ourselves a Merry Christmas.”


About Art Schmitz: Art Schmitz, author of A Tourist in Uniform: World War II Memories, is a retired teacher and a World War II veteran who was born and raised in Milwaukee. With the help of the GI Bill, he earned a Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Exceptional Education for the Mentally Challenged student. He taught in Wisconsin and four other states before retiring after 35 years in the classroom. He is a lifetime stamp collector and an avid fisherman who has fished in 191 bodies of water in three countries.
          How to Make New Year’s Resolutions that Stick       Cache   Translate Page      

Every year we begin a new year resolving to do (or quit doing) something and expect to be the game changer in our lives. For some it’s to workout, lose weight, cut out all carbs and sweets. For others, it’s a promise to save more money and get finances on track. Regardless of what you resolve to do, according to Dr. Sanam Hafeez, there is a way to set yourself up for failure or success. The mindset we are in when deciding on a resolution determines it's stickiness. Below Dr. Hafeez, a New York based neuropsychologist affiliated with Columbia University, shares key insights on how to make New Year’s Resolutions that stick.



1. Envision the end result and reverse engineer it.


According to Dr. Hafeez, neural pathways in the brain can be changed through a combination of visualization and aligned action. She encourages people to journal about what it is they want. Write it all out. “How would life improve? What would all the benefits be? Cut pictures out of magazines of what you want and post them to a wall (or if appropriate, the refrigerator). Get very clear on what you think you will feel like once you see results,” she recommends. 


2. Get clear on your triggers.


Set yourself up for success by understanding what may potentially get you off track. “Sticky resolutions come with planning. If you want to lose weight then begin with clearing out your fridge and cupboards of junk food. That in itself is an action that will tell your brain that you are serious. Get recipes and write out a new grocery shopping list. Writing plans, micro goals and ideas that serve the greater accomplishment you're reaching for creates “buy in” from your brain, says Hafeez.”


For the people resolving to save more money Dr. Hafeez says to evaluate when and why you spend. If you notice you spend $40 a week on coffee, think of alternatives. “You don’t want to cut yourself off from anything cold-turkey. The brain doesn’t respond well to deprivation. It sends brain chemicals that signal displeasure which is what makes resolutions lose their stickiness. Shift to a possibility or curiosity mindset. Asking yourself, what can I do to save $5 per day invites in inspired thoughts and creative ideas,” explains Hafeez.


3. Pace yourself.


“The reason why resolutions don’t stick is because people set the bar way too high and expect achievement way too fast. Think of every week as a win! Break it down into weekly chunks and train the brain to value quick accomplishments,” she advises. The people who resolve to lose weight and get more exercise won’t stick to it if they don’t celebrate small milestones and try to do too much too soon. Resolve to lose 1 to 3 pounds per week. Do this by cutting out soft drinks or juices and drinking water instead. After 10 weeks you''ll be 20 pounds lighter with great skin just because you did one thing week by week until it became your new normal.


4. Trick your brain by making it fun.


“Our language and self-talk is everything and determines if our resolution will fade or will become something we’re still doing in June,” says Dr. Hafeez. “When someone resolves to change their diet, exercise and lose weight they already envision how difficult it is going to be so they are already dreading it before they started. However, shifting the brain to doing something fun that is in line with the goal gets you more committed," she adds. Create a playlist of great music to work out to. Look up recipes on Pinterest to build your new shopping list. When you do the advance preparation that is more fun, and take small steps towards building the new lifestyle to support your resolution, you’re setting yourself up for a win.


5. Fuel your resolution with greater purpose worth committing to.


If you want to resolve to save more money, it’s is helpful to have a clear purpose for the money you plan to save. Resolving to save more money is vague making it hard to remain on track. Saving more money to take an amazing vacation or to purchase a home or car is something tangible you can stick to. “It’s common for people to commit to doing something when they connect it to a greater purpose beyond them or an experience they want to have. This explains why lifetime smokers can instantly quit when they learn they are pregnant. It’s not about them anymore. We see the man who is 75 pounds overweight lose weight when his daughter gets engaged. Whenever we can connect resolutions to a bigger purpose our minds get on board, and when the mind is all in, resolutions stick,” explains Dr. Hafeez.


Article reprinted with permission from Dr. Sanam Hafeez, www.comprehendthemind.com. 

About Dr. Hafeez: Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD is a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. a neuropsychological, developmental and educational center in Manhattan and Queens. 

Dr. Hafeez masterfully applies her years of experience connecting psychological implications to address some of today’s common issues such as body image, social media addiction, relationships, workplace stress, parenting and psychopathology (bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, etc…). In addition, Dr. Hafeez works with individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), learning disabilities, attention and memory problems, and abuse. Dr. Hafeez often shares her credible expertise to various news outlets in New York City and frequently appears on CNN and Dr.Oz.

Connect with her via twitter @comprehendMind or www.comprehendthemind.com 
          This Day In Iraqi History - Dec 3      Cache   Translate Page      

1914 Start of Battle of Qurna between British and Ottoman British attacked but beaten back
1967 Arif govt issued new press law restricting freedom of the media
1996 Iran admitted to Iraq smuggling oil through its territory violating UN sanctions and promised
action against it
1999 UN Res 1280 extended Oil for Food program
2001 Blair told Bush he was not opposed to removing Saddam
2002 Iraq officials cooperated with UN inspectors at surprise search of one of Saddam’s Baghdad
palaces
2004 3 members of Ansar al-Islam arrested for planning to assassinate PM Allawi
2004 Bush called speech writer Gerson saying he wanted to change US foreign policy to promoting
democracy Iraq at forefront
2006 Report doctor at Baghdad hospital said staff had been infiltrated by Mahdi Army Patients were
mysteriously dying and then records lost or changed Thought they were being murdered and orders were coming from Sadr controlled Health Min
2006 Report Rumsfeld memo said that US strategy in Iraq not working and needed new one Said
administration had to lower public expectations of what US could do in Iraq Was frustrated with Iraqis Said Iraq needed to do more Laid out plans for either withdrawing troops or redeploying them within Iraq Said US should think of setting benchmarks for Iraq Went against public statements of US govt against withdrawals and benchmarks
2008 Presidential Council passed Status of Forces Agreement with US setting withdrawal date for
US forces 12/31/11
2008 Baghdad-Irbil oil talks broke down KRG refused to cancel its oil contracts and demnded share
of oil revenues Oil Min Shahristani refused
(Musings On Iraq article on break down of Baghdad-KRG oil talks)
2011 Maliki accused Turkey of meddling in Iraqi affairs as relations deteriorate between two
countries 

View the Iraq History Timelines 

          Re: When America’s Press Contradicts America’s President      Cache   Translate Page      

there's no doubt khashoggi is a psy-op (how many times did you hear the words 'bone saw' at your thanksgiving gathering?), the only question is how much of the story is false.

Khashoggi Case: A Massive PsyOp Concocted by CIA-MI6-Mossad -- SIBEL EDMONDS

Khashoggi is/was Not who the mainstream media has been portraying. Right from day one the media published and marketed a false portrayal of this so-called victim, and did so intentionally. Jamal Khashoggi was not a journalist. He contributed less than a handful of fluff opinion pieces for the Washington Post (Of course a newspaper with a long history of CIA partnership). He was Osama Bin Laden’s partner and confidante through out the 80s. He’s been on the CIA team since 1982. In the 90s he worked as a liaison Intel officer for Saudi-CIA cooperation. Starting in the mid-2000s he was an active Arab Spring operative for several NGOs, many of them funded by George Soros and the CIA. Pretty much everything fed by the media giving Khashoggi and his background almost a saint-like status has been false. Intentionally.

I was the first and only person to debunk the media reports on the alleged Turkish fiancé. Only a few months before coming to Turkey, Khashoggi, while still married in Saudi Arabia, married an Egyptian woman in the US/Canada, with a public and publicized wedding- a sharia wedding. I obtained the pictures of his wedding and his new wife. The media, despite being fully aware of this, omitted this fact from their coverage. How could he meet this alleged Turkish woman and get engaged to her while on honeymoon with this new wife? Then there is the background of this fiancé as an active member of the Muslim Brotherhood, her time in Egypt, and her connections to Soros-Funded Arab Spring NGOs. And let’s not forget her ever-changing story and timeline for the day Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate. Again, for all the relevant documents, pictures, analyses and timeline on this alleged fiancé please go through my Pinned Khashoggi Thread with 600+ entries.

          Beijing, Ankara are vital partners, Li says      Cache   Translate Page      
Premier Li Keqiang called on Tuesday for the promotion of balanced trade with Turkey and further aligning the Belt and Road Initiative with Turkey's development strategies.
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Cool and showery eastern Mediterranean, unsettled northern Europe Wednesday Fair for most of Portugal and Spain on Wednesday. Plenty of sunshine but some morning mist and fog patches too. Fine for the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia with lots of sunshine and dry weather too. Remaining dry in Italy although foggy at first, especially in the north. Cool in Greece with sunny spells, some wintry showers in Turkey. Rain and wind in central and northern France, fair to the south with sunny spells. More rain and cloud in the Low Countries and much of Germany, but mild. Poland should be dry with sunny spells. Dry in Austria and Hungary as well as Switzerland. Increasing cloud bringing wind and rain in the afternoon to Denmark. Rain in southern Sweden but dry for most of the country. The Baltic States will be fair, although soe snow later. Breezy with snow in Finland. air in southern Norway but snow in central and northern areas.

Thursday Another fine day in Iberia with plenty of sunshine and dry weather, although there could be some fog early in the morning in sheltered areas. Staying fair in the balearics, Corsica and Sardinia as well as Italy. Fair for Greece with lots of sunshine. Chilly and breezy in Greece with some showers in the eastern mediterranean and eastern Turkey. Cloud and patchy rain in the far north of France. Cloud and rain in the Low Countries and northern germany as well as much of Poland. Windy in these areas too. The south of France will be brighter with sunny spells. Some broken cloud in Switzerland with showers. Mainly dry in Austria with cloud and patchy rain in Hungary. Cloud and outbreaks of rain in Denmark. Breezy with cloud and some patchy rain in the baltic States. Breezy and rather cloud in Finland although windy with snow in the north. Cloud and rain affecting southern Norway, with some snow showers to the north.


          Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/30 - THE MUSIC MAN, HAMILTON, GUYS AND DOLLS, and More!      Cache   Translate Page      

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE MUSIC MAN, HAMILTON, GUYS AND DOLLS, and More!

Check out our top features from around the BroadwayWorld below! Want more great global content? Check out our "Around The World" section!


Sarasota: Contributor Peter Nason reviews THE MUSIC MAN at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, writing "If you're like me, then you probably rolled your eyes and groaned to yourself, "Not another MUSIC MAN!" the moment you heard that the Asolo Repertory Theatre was tackling the Meredith Willson classic. Has the show become so ubiquitous that we can't help but think that we don't need to see this overcooked masterpiece yet again? But the Asolo is THE Asolo, and this is not your typical, cobwebbed MUSIC MAN. This production is infused with more tapping than The Tap-Dance Kid and is given an A+ treatment. It's so full of life that I didn't want it to end. So, in honor of its most famous song, "76 Trombones," here are 76 reasons to venture to this must-see Asolo production..."


Los Angeles: Contributor Jeffrey Scott reviews MIDDLE8 at The Stella Adler Theatre, writing "Led by a truly gifted ensemble of performers who put their souls on the line to tell this story every single performance, this story revolves around 5 childhood friends (and the women who loved them) who have formed a band. The band members plan to gather together (after years of separation) for the 40th birthday of founding band member Adam (played with incredible heart by Matt Kaminsky). Moment by moment, minute by minute, month by month, year by year, the layers are peeled away from this proverbial friendship-onion and we get a glimpse into the lives of these five men (and the women who loved them) through song, scenes, and monologues that explain how they all arrived at where they are in life, where they went, who they loved, and how they left this world."


UK / West End: Contributor Cindy Marcolina reviews ANNA KARENINA at The Actors' Church, writing "After a sold-out run at Oxford University, composer Maria Shepard took her musical based on Lev Tolstoy's Anna Karenina for a one-night engagement at The Actors' Church in London as part of Iris Theatre's Workin Process. Considered one of the greatest literary accomplishment of all time, it's certainly an ambitious venture for the young Shepard, who pens a mature revisitation of the material directed by Jasmine White."


Maine: Contributor Dan Marois reviews THE NUTCRACKER at Maine State Ballet, writing "The interesting thing about The Nutcracker at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine is just how quickly an audience can settle into it, year after year, like a cup of hot chocolate on a cold night. The venue is packed with an audience of all ages, some dressed in their 'night on the town' finery while others sport flannel shirts, jeans and a baseball cap. That's the magic of this production, a full-scale ballet and orchestra that appeals to a wide-ranging audience here in Maine."


Buffalo: Contributor Michael Rabice reviews HAMILTON at Shea's Buffalo Theatre, writing "It's not often that a Broadway musical creates so much press and hype that almost every US citizen has heard of the phenomenon that is HAMILTON. The show that got it's start off Broadway at NY's Public Theatre has taken the country by storm. Still the hottest ticket on Broadway 3 years after it has opened, the touring production has been anticipated in almost every US National tour market for a full two years prior to it actually surfacing. This has created record breaking subscription ticket sales just so everyone could be guaranteed a seat for HAMILTON."


Sioux Falls: Contributor Katie Becker reviews ELF THE MUSICAL in Sioux Falls, writing "With the turkey eaten and the black Friday deals purchased, Thanksgiving is officially in the rearview mirror and it's onward towards Christmas! ELF THE MUSICAL kicked off a three day run at The Washington Pavilion on Friday evening, bringing Christmas cheer to Sioux Falls the best way they know how, by 'singing loud for all to hear.'"


Detroit: Contributor Julie Yolles reviews GUYS AND DOLLS Scores at the Players Guild Of Dearborn, writing "Guys and Dolls marked Kim Donovan's directorial debut 27 years at the Players Guild of Dearborn. She was pregnant at the time with her daughter, Maura. Frank Loesser's score must have channeled Maura's musical theatre talents in utero as she's now starring as Adelaide, "the well-known fiancee," in the Players Guild of Dearborn's 2018 production of Guys and Dolls serendipitously directed by Kim Donovan."


Ft. Myers/Naples: Contributor Emily Yorgey reviews ELF at Broadway Palm, writing "The Hobbs family members, Walter (Christopher Russell), Emily (Molly Samson), and Michael (Nicholas Salerno at my performance), all were excellent in their roles as well. Walter grows a lot emotionally throughout ELF, and Russell executed this very well. I also liked seeing Walter's relationships with Emily and Michael change as Buddy becomes a part of their family."


Austria: Contributor Martin Ganeider reviews AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Landestheater Linz, writing Winston is a powerhorse director and choreographer. His dance numbers will leave you breathless in your seats. His staging requires a lot of stamina from his actors. German speaking tripple threats are not easy to find but Linz was able to sign some of the finest for their musical ensemble."



Regional Editor Spotlight:

Peter Nason
Tampa/St. Petersburg Contributor

An actor, director, and theatre teacher, Peter Nason fell in love with the theatre at the tender age of six when he saw Mickey Rooney in "George M!" at the Shady Grove in Washington, D.C. He has appeared in dozens of productions around the country, helmed several films and directed over thirty plays. His love of the theatre, and his passion for the craft of acting and directing, has led him to reach hundreds of Florida teenagers to help make the stage their home. He has currently started a new theatre program at a Title 1 school where he hopes the students there will find the same joy of performing that he found.

A graduate of the University of Alabama and the Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy, Peter is an award-winning playwright and has written for various periodicals and newspapers, including "The Tampa Tribune," where he was a book reviewer and community columnist. One of his literary heroines, the late great Pauline Kael, summed up his philosophy of reviewing: "In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising." Peter resides in Wesley Chapel, Florida with his beloved Boston Terrier, Ike.


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          Amazon/Vudu -- Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow HD $0.99      Cache   Translate Page      
I haven't watched the movie yet but it is rated 60% by Rotten Tomatoes, that means it is likely worth $.99! This title is available from both Amazon and Vudu in HD format. I purchased the...
          Turkey Finally Lands Its Attack Helicopters      Cache   Translate Page      
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          CIA Director Gina Haspel finally addresses key senators in closed-door briefing on Jamal Khashoggi killing      Cache   Translate Page      
The CIA's findings reportedly contradict Trump's favored line.

CIA Director Gina Haspel held a closed-door briefing today in Washington, DC, addressing several senators on the killing of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. And comments from Sen. Lindsey Graham, who attended the briefing, underscore the divide between some GOP senators and the Trump Administration on the murder of Khashoggi—who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2.

The Saudi government has maintained that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS, was killed during a kidnapping attempt and a rogue operation gone wrong—and that MBS himself did not order the killing. But according to reports, CIA intelligence implicates MBS and indicates that Khashoggi’s killers were likely acting on direct orders from the Saudi crown prince.

Speaking to reporters after the briefing, Graham explained, “I went into the brief believing that it was virtually impossible for an operation like this to be carried out without the crown prince’s knowledge. I left the briefing with high confidence that my initial assessment of the situation is correct.”

The South Carolina senator continued, “Saudi Arabia is a strategic ally, and the relationship is worth saving—but not at all cost. We’ll do more damage to our standing in the world and our national security by ignoring MBS than dealing with him. MBS, the crown prince, is a wrecking ball. I think he is complicit in the murder of Mr. Khashoggi to the highest level possible. I think the behavior before the Khashoggi murder was beyond disturbing, and I cannot see him being a reliable partner to the United States.”

Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee was equally convinced that MBS played a key role in Khashoggi’s murder—telling reporters after the briefing, “If the Crown Prince went in front of a jury, he would be convicted in 30 minutes.” And when a reporter asked Corker if it would be a murder conviction, he replied, “Yes.”

Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton, however, have all asserted that there is no real proof that Khashoggi’s killing was ordered by MBS. But according to Graham, “(There is) zero chance—zero—that this happened without the crown prince.” And today’s briefing with Haspel seemed to reaffirm Graham’s belief that MBS was behind Khashoggi’s murder.

Some senators have complained about the way the briefing was handled today, including Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul—who asserted that he shouldn’t have been excluded from it and that the full Senate should have been briefed rather than strictly a handful of senators.

On November 20, Trump issued an official statement on U.S./Saudi Arabia relations, emphasizing that he still considered the Saudi royal family valuable allies and had no interest in imposing any sanctions on the Saudi government. And the Trump Administration’s support of MBS was equally evident during a November 27 briefing that Haspel was conspicuously absent from.

When Bolton was asked, at that November 27 briefing, whether or not he had listened to an audio recording of Khashoggi’s killing, Trump’s national security advisor responded that he saw no point in listening to it because it was in Arabic.

“Unless you speak Arabic, what are you going to get from it?” Bolton argued. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, in response, described Bolton’s assertion as “imbecilic.” And veteran Democratic consultant Paul Begala was equally critical of Bolton; in a November 29 article for CNN.com, Begala wrote, “Sure, (the) comments are in Arabic, but torture is a universal language.”

Last week, a combination of Republican and Democratic senators voted, 63-37, to advance a resolution to end U.S. support for Saudi forces in Yemen.

Khashoggi’s murder is a rare example of Senate Republicans—at least some of them—parting company with the Trump Administration on foreign policy. And for once, Graham and Democrats in Congress have found something they can agree on.


          Congressman Unfazed By Khashoggi Murder: 'Journalists Disappear All Over The Country'      Cache   Translate Page      

Here is a shining example of how craven the Republican party is these days. Even in the face of Senators from their own party expressing horror that Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered on orders of the Saudi Arabian crown prince, leaving "a smoking saw" behind, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) shrugged it all off.

“We have to have a relationship with players we don’t agree with,” Stewart told CNN anchor Brianna Keilar, as if there were no middle ground in which accountability and relationships could meet. “Journalists disappear all over the country. 20 have been killed in Mexico. You don’t think it happens in Turkey and China? Of course it does. We have to have a relationship with these countries.”

Well, yes. So why is it that in this one single case, there's no space for accountability AND a relationship, I wonder. Stewart, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, should know better. By now one would assume he's gotten a lot of the facts around this horrendous, inhuman, brutal violation of human rights, you'd think.

Brianna Keilar wasn't content to leave the discussion there, asking Stewart whether there should be a commitment to telling the truth.

“It seems like what is bothering the senators, bipartisan among them including folks who supported Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration is that the Trump administration turned a blind eye to the facts,” she observed.

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Silly Euroserfs gearing up to battle Russia which can barely keep itself going let alone invade. China at 1.3 billion rapidly increasing GDP can simply buy Russia just as Great Britain bought into everywhere.

Meanwhile the conquest of the Euroserfs is going great after 1000 years of substantial but not total success by Islamic jihadists.

The great European industrialisation and scientific expansion along with Virtuous Victorian Values rolled the Moslems back. Spain and the Balkans were their limit with skirmishes right up to Tours and Vienna.

Now the Moslems have conquered Sweden, Londonistan, Belgium, France ... but the remaining dopey Euroserfs think Russia, Putin, USA, Big D and China are the problem.

China meanwhile is sensibly not messing about with the Uighur jihadists.

Tarken was named after Tarkan who is the character created by Istanbul man Sezgin Burak who befriended my wife and me in 1974 while Turkey was in conflict with Greece over Cyprus. He took us to meet his lovely family. He called one of his sons Tarkan. There is a Tarken Moore in Canada named after our Tarken ... note to self .. ElM tells me to get out more ... giggle

Tarkan with wolf and horse would ride far far out east to do battle with the evil Chinese.

Meanwhile, Genghis Khan did similar battles far far west and as far down as Turkey. Crimea was easy meat for Genghis.

Via China, Hong Kong, NZ and Londonistan, Genghis descendants are in a pincer move on jihad.

It's quite a moving picture.

There's quite a constituency for a Made in China approach to jihadists in Eurostan. The easterners are spitting the dummy, pulling up the drawbridge and dropping the portcullis.

The Euroserfs would do better to ally with Russia than to think of fighting them.

The Norwegian manoeuvres to plan Yank tanks to Murmansk were ridiculous when the actual threat is inside the capitals of Eurostan.

Meanwhile England ponders Brexit freedom while Eurostan plans to keep them in serfdom.

The end of history is far from now. At least full scale WWIII did not yet happen and G20 was smiley.

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Considering the recent adoption of technology in the electronic components the devices are getting smarter than the old ones and becoming more user-friendly regarding operations. Today's LED lighting designers are focusing on maximizing performance of their lighting fixture designs using programmable LED drivers for enhancement in the quality and features of the lights they offer. To sustain this changing scenario, the designers are demanding for more sophisticated technologies such as programmable LED drivers from the power sources they choose. Evolution in the lightening technology is resulting in its increasing applications in the different areas including households to the industrial and for this programmable LED drivers are in constant demand nowadays. Programmable LED drivers are gaining popularity from the past few years as using these drivers the efficient lightening solutions are established. Designers and assembly lines are personalizing the key output characteristics using the programmable LED drivers as it allows the modifications using programming. Applications of programmable LED drivers is expected to increase in different areas as these drivers help in efficiency improvement and are offered with advanced features, which is expected to fuel the growth of the programmable LED drivers market.

Global Programmable LED Drivers Market: Drivers and Restraints

The fact that programmable LED drivers allow the user to control the input and output voltage as well as current and their availability in the wired as well as wireless forms, which is expected to fuel the demand for programmable LED drivers. In addition to this, users can manage the dimming curve for matching the output from the existing luminaires and also programmable LED drivers introduce the flexibility in the platform for new luminaire designs. Programmable LED drivers market is expected to grow at a significant rate over the forecast period due to availability of the advanced features such as auto programming, grouping, step dimming, dim-to-off, DMX address, and others. Manufacturers of the programmable LED drivers are increasingly focusing on development of the drivers as per the industry standards to increase the sale of the programmable LED drivers, which is also expected to drive the demand for programmable LED drivers over the forecast period. The other benefits of using the programmable LED drivers including reducing design time, lead time and inventory are some of the other factors responsible for growing demand for programmable LED drivers over the forecast period. On the other hand, lack of awareness regarding the programmable LED drivers applications in the developing and underdeveloped countries and higher prices are major factors expected to hinder the growth of the market for programmable LED drivers.

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Global Programmable LED Drivers Market: Segmentation

The global programmable LED drivers market is segmented on the basis of sales channel, applications, and regions.

Segmentation Based on Sales Channel:

On the basis of sales channel, the programmable LED drivers market is segmented into OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and aftermarket.

Segmentation Based on Application:

On the basis of application, the programmable LED drivers market is segmented into the areas where programmable LED drivers are used for controlling the lightening appliances. Based on application, the programmable LED drivers market is segmented into office lighting, shop/retail lighting, hospitality and decorative lighting, industrial lighting, outdoor lighting, and others.

Segmentation Based on Region:

On the basis of region, the programmable LED drivers market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Eastern Europe, CIS & Russia, Japan, and MEA.

Global Programmable LED Drivers Market: Key Players

Examples of some of the key players in the global programmable LED drivers market include Efore Group, MOONS', MOSO, Hatch Lighting, FULHAM, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Hangzhou Moonlight Box Technology Co., Ltd., and Ningbo Luxdator Electrical Co., Ltd., among others. Programmable LED driver manufacturers are continuously focusing on innovations in their products. This strategy is followed by key programmable LED driver manufacturers for sustaining themselves in the increasing global competition. In addition to this, programmable LED driver manufacturers are focusing on delivering programmable LED drivers to different industries as per their product requirements. In addition to this, the companies are focusing on launching new products to increase the customer base and generate revenue. For example, in February 2017, MOSO launched LHP series, a series of programmable LED drivers. These drivers are offered by company with the warranty period of 5 years, IP67, and these are output programmable using the software.

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Global Programmable LED Drivers Market: Region Wise Outlook

Considering the demand for the programmable LED drivers the APEJ region is expected to grow at significant CAGR over the forecast period due to increasing government initiatives such as smart cities, which is parallel fuelling the demand for smart lights and hence programmable LED drivers. North America and Europe are expected to hold major market shares in terms of revenue generation from the sale of programmable LED drivers as its application in the hospitality and decorative lighting is increasing rapidly in developed countries present in these regions such as the U.S., U.K., and Germany. The demand for programmable LED drivers in Japan and CIS & Russia is expected to increase over the forecast period due to its use in industrial lighting. On the other hand, the MEA programmable LED drivers market is expected to grow at moderate CAGR over the forecast period due to less adoption rate for the more technologically advanced products.

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          Hcfc Refrigerant Market to Witness Huge Growth by 2018-2025 : Key Players: GFL, Limin Chemicals, China Fluoro Technology, Meilan Chemical, Yonghe Refrigerant      Cache   Translate Page      

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Most important types of Hcfc Refrigerant products covered in this report are:
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- R21
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On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate for each application, including:
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- Refrigerator
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8.2.3 GFL Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2018-2025
8.2.4 GFL Market Share of Hcfc Refrigerant Segmented by Region in 2018
8.3 Limin Chemicals
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8.3.2 Hcfc Refrigerant Product Introduction
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          Power Management Development Kits Market 2018-2025 by Companies: Silicon Labs, Sensitec, Power Integrations, STMicroelectronics, Bourns      Cache   Translate Page      

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Most important types of Power Management Development Kits products covered in this report are:
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- Evaluation Module
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- Development Board

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2. Focuses on the key Power Management Development Kits manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
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5. To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
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8. To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market.
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8.1 Competitive Profile
8.2 Silicon Labs
8.2.1 Company Profiles
8.2.2 Power Management Development Kits Product Introduction
8.2.3 Silicon Labs Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2018-2025
8.2.4 Silicon Labs Market Share of Power Management Development Kits Segmented by Region in 2018
8.3 Sensitec
8.3.1 Company Profiles
8.3.2 Power Management Development Kits Product Introduction
8.3.3 Sensitec Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2018-2025
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          Ticket Admission Systems Market Inclinations & Development Status Highlighted for the Forecast Period Between 2018 to 2028      Cache   Translate Page      

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New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/05/2018 -- Ticket Admission Systems Market: Introduction

Continuous improvements in infrastructure and advancements in automation facilities are the main factors driving the global ticket admission systems market.  The ticket admission systems market is witnessing traction due to its growing usage in multiple interface applications. Ticket admission systems can read multiple configurations, such as radio frequency identification (RFID) and cross section of the barcode. They enhance industry utility. RFID chips installed in cards, tickets or wristbands are used for security, identification, payment and statistical tracking purposes. Ticket admission systems track the number of tickets purchased in real time.  Vendors prefer RFID cards for ticket admission systems since RFID is touch to forge and thus, reduces fraud. Another advantage of ticket admission systems is the use of RFID technology in. RFID tags are easy to read and do not require direct contact with the scanner or reader. Ticket admission systems speed up access at terminals. Ticket admission systems also reduce the manpower required at terminals by automating the security process. Ticket admission systems use RFID readers which use advanced technologies, such as HID and Mifare. HID and Mifare are the contactless technologies used for cashless purchase access control and ticket events. Admission ticket systems are cryptically protected.

Ticket admission systems witness wide applications. Major applications of ticket admission systems include turnstiles and revolving doors, door access control, locker access control, car parking payment access systems, port ACC access control, etc. Turnstile and revolving doors use non-contact RFID systems and are mostly used in high traffic areas, such as airports, banks, sports and concert venues and others. Ticket admission systems (door access control) allow only a specific person to enter based on the protocols entered in the card. Ticket admission systems (locker access control) provide additional security and also monitor the lockers. Ticket admission systems (car parking payment access system) comes different types and are capable of calculating toll, tax, parking time charges and others. Advanced ticket admission systems have multiple types of automated points of access.

Several developments in ticket admission systems with reference to technology, steady growth of the market and recent developments & innovations are among the factors expected to drive the global ticket admission systems market during the forecast period.

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Ticket Admission Systems Market: Drivers and challenges

Continuous developments in ticket admission systems and shift towards automated buildings is driving the global ticket admission systems market. Features, such as reduced manpower, reduced cost, time efficiency, high security, fast ticket validation, real-time tracking, restricted entry on exit points and use of advanced technologies, such as RFID and barcodes, are increasing the adoption of ticket admission systems and also significantly contributing to the growth of global ticket admission systems market. Continuous advancements in infrastructure and public sector, such as railway stations and airport developments, are having a positive impact on the growth of global ticket admission systems market during the forecast period.

The threat of data hacking, ticket admission systems failure during rush hours and card forging are some of the major challenges hindering the growth of the market. However, vendors are continuously focused on the development of advanced ticket admission systems to overcome the above mentioned challenges.

Ticket Admission Systems Market: Segmentation

Segmentation based on the application:

The ticket admission systems market is segmented based on the type of application into turnstile or revolving door, car parking payment access system, locker access, door access, port ACC access and others.

Segmentation based on the component:

The ticket admission systems market is segmented based on the type of component into hardware, software and services. Software segment can further be segmented into on-premise and cloud based.

Segmentation based on the end-user:

The ticket admission systems market is segmented based on end user into airports, stadium, commercial buildings, offices, amusement parks and others.

Ticket Admission Systems Market: Key Players

Some of the key players operating in the ticket admission systems market are Gateway Ticketing Systems, Advance Systems Access Control, Experience Ticket.com, Semnox Solutions Private Limited, Admit One, AuthentiGATE, Q-Systems, Totem Ticketing and Access Solutions, VIVATICKET SPA and Thunder Data Systems, Inc.

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Ticket Admission Systems Market: Regional Overview

North America and Europe are expected to hold major market share in the global ticket admission systems market during the forecast period due to growth of smart cities and the huge number of national events happening in these regions. APEJ is expected to be the fastest growing region during the forecast period due to the continuous developments taking place in developing countries, such as China and India.

The report covers exhaustive analysis on:

Ticket Admission Systems Market Segments

Market Dynamics
Historical Actual Market Size, 2013 - 2017
Market Size & Forecast 2018 to 2028
Value Chain
Market Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
Competition & Companies involved
Market Drivers and Restraints
Regional analysis for Ticket Admission Systems Market includes development in the following regions:

North America
US
Canada 
Latin America
Brazil
Mexico
Argentina
Chile
Peru
Rest of LatAm
Europe
EU – 4 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain)
UK
BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg)
NORDIC (Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden)
Eastern Europe (Poland, Ukraine, Czech Rep. etc.)
Rest of Europe 
CIS & Russia
Japan
APEJ
Greater China
India
Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of APEJ 
Middle East & Africa
GCC Countries
Turkey
Iran
Israel
South Africa
Rest of MEA              
The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative & quantitative assessment by industry analysts, as well as inputs from industry experts & industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

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          Gastrointestinal Videoscope Market – Growing Popularity and Emerging Trends 2018-2025: Huger Medical Instrument, Jinshangroup, Olympus Medical Systems      Cache   Translate Page      

A closer look at the aspects including but not limited to Gastrointestinal Videoscope market segmentation by the end-user, end-use, geography, type, and application forms an integral part of the research report.

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/05/2018 -- A new market assessment report on the Gastrointestinal Videoscope market provides a comprehensive overview of the Gastrointestinal Videoscope industry for the forecast period 2018 - 2025. The analytical study is proposed to provide immense clarity on the market size, share and growth rate across different regions. The profound knowledge and extensive examination of the trends from the yesteryear and future aims at offering the stakeholders, product owners, and marketing personnel a competitive edge over others operating in the Gastrointestinal Videoscope market for the forecast period, 2018 - 2025.

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HUGER Medical Instrument Co., Ltd, Jinshangroup, OLYMPUS MEDICAL SYSTEMS , CORPORATION, Shunyuendoscope, Sonoscope Medical

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The size of the Gastrointestinal Videoscope market is viewed in terms of the Share of Market, Total Available Market as well as Served Available Market. Not only does the study present the combined revenue for a particular market but also the market size for a specific geographic region. Analysis of percentage or the size of the Total Available Market based on the type of product, technology, regional constraints and others form an important part of the Gastrointestinal Videoscope report.

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2. Focuses on the key Gastrointestinal Videoscope manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
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7. To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
8. To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market.
9. To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.
10. To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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8 Competitive Landscape
8.1 Competitive Profile
8.2 HUGER Medical Instrument Co., Ltd
8.2.1 Company Profiles
8.2.2 Gastrointestinal Videoscope Product Introduction
8.2.3 HUGER Medical Instrument Co., Ltd Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2018-2025
8.2.4 HUGER Medical Instrument Co., Ltd Market Share of Gastrointestinal Video scope Segmented by Region in 2018
8.3 Jinshangroup
8.3.1 Company Profiles
8.3.2 Gastrointestinal Videoscope Product Introduction
8.3.3 Jinshangroup Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2018-2025
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          Turkish Airlines offers free Istanbul stopover to passengers from Doha      Cache   Translate Page      

Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier of Turkey, has launched a unique Istanbul stopover package, enabling transit passengers from Doha to take advantage of a free night’s stay in the city.  

The unique offer from Turkish Airlines allows passengers travelling from Doha through Istanbul to experience a taste of Turkey for free. Turkish Airlines will give passengers the chance to turn a layover into stayover by offering four and five star hotel accommodation at no charge to those transiting through Istanbul to numerous destinations around the world, including Europe, North Africa, America (USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Cuba, Venezuela), Cyprus, Mauritania, Ghana and Ethiopia and of course combine any of those wonderful places with a quick magical trip to Istanbul too.

Mr. Mehmed Zingal, General Manager of Turkish Airlines in Qatar, said: “We want to provide our passengers who are traveling from Qatar with an opportunity to experience Turkish hospitality and other attractions that the beautiful city of Istanbul has to offer. We are confident that our passengers will benefit from our service and will make the most out of it”.

Passengers connecting through Istanbul from Doha with a layover of more than 20 hours can enjoy a free hotel stay based on their tickets. Economy-class passengers who choose to stopover in Istanbul will get a complimentary night’s stay at a four-star hotel, while business class passengers receive two nights in a five-star property in Taksim. Passengers should complete the booking process beforehand in order to receive their vouchers for the accommodation. The stopover package provides free accommodation only for round-trip passengers through Turkish Airlines and can be used on both, the outbound or inbound journey, while visa fees, cost of travel around the city and between the airport and hotel are borne by the passenger.

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          Liver Diseases Therapeutics Drugs Market - Key Players Growth and Strategies 2018-2025: F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Merck, LG Life Sciences      Cache   Translate Page      

A closer look at the aspects including but not limited to Liver Diseases Therapeutics Drugs market segmentation by the end-user, end-use, geography, type, and application forms an integral part of the research report.

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/05/2018 -- A new market assessment report on the Liver Diseases Therapeutics Drugs market provides a comprehensive overview of the Liver Diseases Therapeutics Drugs industry for the forecast period 2018 - 2025. The analytical study is proposed to provide immense clarity on the market size, share and growth rate across different regions. The profound knowledge and extensive examination of the trends from the yesteryear and future aims at offering the stakeholders, product owners, and marketing personnel a competitive edge over others operating in the Liver Diseases Therapeutics Drugs market for the forecast period, 2018 - 2025.

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F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Merck, LG Life Sciences, Achillion Pharmaceuticals,, Johnson & Johnson, Angion Biomedica, Bayer, AbbVie, GlaxoSmithKline, Gilead Sciences, Verva Pharmaceuticals, Phenex Pharmaceuticals, Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products, Raptor Pharmaceuticals, ProMetic Life Sciences

Most important types of Liver Diseases Therapeutics Drugs products covered in this report are:
- Oral
- Injection

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- Hospital
- Clinic

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2. Focuses on the key Liver Diseases Therapeutics Drugs manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
3. Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
4. To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
5. To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
6. To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
7. To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
8. To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market.
9. To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.
10. To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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8 Competitive Landscape
8.1 Competitive Profile
8.2 F. Hoffmann-La Roche
8.2.1 Company Profiles
8.2.2 Liver Diseases Therapeutics Drugs Product Introduction
8.2.3 F. Hoffmann-La Roche Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2018-2025
8.2.4 F. Hoffmann-La Roche Market Share of Liver Diseases Therapeutics Drugs Segmented by Region in 2018
8.3 Merck
8.3.1 Company Profiles
8.3.2 Liver Diseases Therapeutics Drugs Product Introduction
8.3.3 Merck Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2018-2025
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          Isomalto-Oligosaccharide Market by Top Key Players 2018-2025: Baolingbao Biology, Wellchen, New Francisco Biotechnology Corporation (Nfbc)      Cache   Translate Page      

A closer look at the aspects including but not limited to Isomalto-Oligosaccharide market segmentation by the end-user, end-use, geography, type, and application forms an integral part of the research report

New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/05/2018 -- A new market assessment report on the Isomalto-Oligosaccharide market provides a comprehensive overview of the Isomalto-Oligosaccharide industry for the forecast period 2018 - 2025. The analytical study is proposed to provide immense clarity on the market size, share and growth rate across different regions. The profound knowledge and extensive examination of the trends from the yesteryear and future aims at offering the stakeholders, product owners, and marketing personnel a competitive edge over others operating in the Isomalto-Oligosaccharide market for the forecast period, 2018 - 2025.

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Baolingbao Biology, WELLCHEN, New Francisco Biotechnology Corporation (NFBC), BioNeutra, Dancheng Caixin, Meiji Co., Ltd., Shandong Tianmei

Most important types of Isomalto-Oligosaccharide products covered in this report are:
- Natural
- Synthetic

On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate for each application, including:
- Drink
- Dairy products
- Cold drink
- Baked food

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The size of the Isomalto-Oligosaccharide market is viewed in terms of the Share of Market, Total Available Market as well as Served Available Market. Not only does the study present the combined revenue for a particular market but also the market size for a specific geographic region. Analysis of percentage or the size of the Total Available Market based on the type of product, technology, regional constraints and others form an important part of the Isomalto-Oligosaccharide report.

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- Southeast Asia
- India

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2. Focuses on the key Isomalto-Oligosaccharide manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
3. Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
4. To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
5. To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
6. To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
7. To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
8. To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market.
9. To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.
10. To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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8 Competitive Landscape
8.1 Competitive Profile
8.2 Baolingbao Biology
8.2.1 Company Profiles
8.2.2 Isomalto-Oligosaccharide Product Introduction
8.2.3 Baolingbao Biology Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2018-2025
8.2.4 Baolingbao Biology Market Share of Isomalto-Oligosaccharide Segmented by Region in 2018
8.3 WELLCHEN
8.3.1 Company Profiles
8.3.2 Isomalto-Oligosaccharide Product Introduction
8.3.3 WELLCHEN Production, Value ($), Price, Gross Margin 2018-2025
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          Turkey court upholds conviction of prominent jailed Kurdish leader      Cache   Translate Page      
A Turkish court on Tuesday (4 December) rejected an appeal by jailed pro-Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtaş against his conviction for “terrorist propaganda”, his lawyer said, in a fresh blow to the prominent politician considered a potential rival to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. ... Reported by EurActiv 10 minutes ago.
          CIA Director Gina Haspel finally addresses key senators in closed-door briefing on Jamal Khashoggi killing      Cache   Translate Page      
The CIA's findings reportedly contradict Trump's favored line.

CIA Director Gina Haspel held a closed-door briefing today in Washington, DC, addressing several senators on the killing of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. And comments from Sen. Lindsey Graham, who attended the briefing, underscore the divide between some GOP senators and the Trump Administration on the murder of Khashoggi—who was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2.

The Saudi government has maintained that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a.k.a. MBS, was killed during a kidnapping attempt and a rogue operation gone wrong—and that MBS himself did not order the killing. But according to reports, CIA intelligence implicates MBS and indicates that Khashoggi’s killers were likely acting on direct orders from the Saudi crown prince.

Speaking to reporters after the briefing, Graham explained, “I went into the brief believing that it was virtually impossible for an operation like this to be carried out without the crown prince’s knowledge. I left the briefing with high confidence that my initial assessment of the situation is correct.”

The South Carolina senator continued, “Saudi Arabia is a strategic ally, and the relationship is worth saving—but not at all cost. We’ll do more damage to our standing in the world and our national security by ignoring MBS than dealing with him. MBS, the crown prince, is a wrecking ball. I think he is complicit in the murder of Mr. Khashoggi to the highest level possible. I think the behavior before the Khashoggi murder was beyond disturbing, and I cannot see him being a reliable partner to the United States.”

Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee was equally convinced that MBS played a key role in Khashoggi’s murder—telling reporters after the briefing, “If the Crown Prince went in front of a jury, he would be convicted in 30 minutes.” And when a reporter asked Corker if it would be a murder conviction, he replied, “Yes.”

Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton, however, have all asserted that there is no real proof that Khashoggi’s killing was ordered by MBS. But according to Graham, “(There is) zero chance—zero—that this happened without the crown prince.” And today’s briefing with Haspel seemed to reaffirm Graham’s belief that MBS was behind Khashoggi’s murder.

Some senators have complained about the way the briefing was handled today, including Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul—who asserted that he shouldn’t have been excluded from it and that the full Senate should have been briefed rather than strictly a handful of senators.

On November 20, Trump issued an official statement on U.S./Saudi Arabia relations, emphasizing that he still considered the Saudi royal family valuable allies and had no interest in imposing any sanctions on the Saudi government. And the Trump Administration’s support of MBS was equally evident during a November 27 briefing that Haspel was conspicuously absent from.

When Bolton was asked, at that November 27 briefing, whether or not he had listened to an audio recording of Khashoggi’s killing, Trump’s national security advisor responded that he saw no point in listening to it because it was in Arabic.

“Unless you speak Arabic, what are you going to get from it?” Bolton argued. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, in response, described Bolton’s assertion as “imbecilic.” And veteran Democratic consultant Paul Begala was equally critical of Bolton; in a November 29 article for CNN.com, Begala wrote, “Sure, (the) comments are in Arabic, but torture is a universal language.”

Last week, a combination of Republican and Democratic senators voted, 63-37, to advance a resolution to end U.S. support for Saudi forces in Yemen.

Khashoggi’s murder is a rare example of Senate Republicans—at least some of them—parting company with the Trump Administration on foreign policy. And for once, Graham and Democrats in Congress have found something they can agree on.

 

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Ingredients:
2 cups salad greens (e.g. lettuce, baby spinach)
6-10 thin slices organic cucumber
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1 cup shredded chicken or bite-sized chicken pieces (from leftover rotisserie chicken)
1-2 slices of pita bread, each slice split into half and open them up into pockets
[Dressing]: 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, pinch of ground black pepper

Directions: Add vegetables in a bowl, add chicken, drizzle dressing over vegetables and chicken, then toss well. Stuff the chicken salad into the bread.


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There are problems nobody talks anymore. Not because they have been solved. Or because they only occur in far countries. Just because, in the face of problems that you can not solve, people prefer looking away.


One of these is the case of child marriages. According to a recent UNICEF report, the problem has reached terrible dimensions: all around the world there are at least 125 million child brides. About a third of them (over 40 million) have been granted in marriage when they were younger than 15. And, although the percentage is slightly decreasing, the increase of world population is making the problem worse: according to UNICEF, in 2050 there will be 300 million child marriages!

“The sheer number of girls involved, and what it represents in terms of lost childhoods and lives conditioned to always make it clear how urgent is banning the practice of child marriage,” said the executive director of UNICEF, Anthony Lake.


Girls, sometime babies, who instead playing with dolls, drop out of school and are locked in a house where they live submissive to their husbands and in-laws. Child brides rarely have the possibility to complete studies, for them is high the risk to become victims of violence and to contract HIV. And even when they survive, quite often it is impossible for them to acquire the skills needed to find a decent job. This generate a perverse circuit that damages economy of the poor countries and causes inter-generational cycles of poverty.


A problem that is difficult to reduce: many of these child brides live in the countryside and in extreme poverty conditions. Social and economic pressures often encourage early marriages. To try and find a justification someone even tried and resort non-existent traditions (like the one that says that parents who allow a child in marriage before the start of the menstrual cycle, will go to heaven). The result is that for a girl belonging to the poorest 20% of the population the probability of getting married when child has not changed in the last 25 years!

If the trend will not change, in 2050 half of all child brides will be in Africa. The problem relates more to the Africa (70 percent of cases): here often families look for in these marriages a source of salvation to deal with the absolute poverty.

But the situation is serious in Asia as well. Among Syrian refugees in Jordan the rate of early marriages has grown from 18% to 25% (data 2013). And situation is getting worse: before the war in Syria, the average of marriages involving girls under the age of 18 was only 13%.

In many countries, the problem is also the indifference of the authorities: in Nepal, despite a 1963 law prohibiting child marriage and requiring the 20 years as the minimum age for marriages, the police rarely intervene to enforce these rules. Even the goal of eradicating the phenomenon by 2020 is nuanced: now the new goal is 2030. The report “Our time to sing and play” of Human Rights Watch, denounces the social and economic pressures that girls are forced to live in Nepal, often with the consent of the families.

It seems there is a relationship between the level of wealth and the phenomenon of child brides. The best results were achieved in the “rich” countries; in poor countries there have shown no substantial improvements.


Even in “developed countries” like USA or Europe, child marriages are a social problem. There are many arranged marriages between adult immigrants in the US and young girls from the countries of origin. The numbers are frightening: early marriages are a problem in many of American States. In Virginia, where between 2004-2013, there were approximately at least 4,500 cases of marriages with minors (over 200 of them got married at age 15 or younger and about 90% of underage spouses are girls). In Maryland, where there have been over 3,000 cases of marriages with children. In Texas, where cases recorded between 2009-2013, there were over 700 (aged 15 to 17 years). In New Jersey were 3,499 cases of marriages with minors (most of them had 16 or 17 years, but 178 were aged between 10 and 15!). Similar data in other states. These data confirm that even in America laws fail protecting children. Most states require that the minimum legal age of consent for marriage is 18 years. But exemptions are permitted if parents of a minor give their consent or if a girl is pregnant. Even polygamy causes the number of child brides not decrease: often these marriages are religious only and are not recognized by the state. This does not prevent you from being equally celebrated in many communities.


In other countries (especially in Latin America), the percentage of girls spending did not show a significant drop in the last twenty years.


Europe is not immune to this disease. The UN Council for Human Rights adopted several resolutions concerning violence against women and gender discrimination (one focused specifically on early and forced marriages: they are considered violations of human rights and deny fundamental rights such as the right to ‘education and health – including sexual and reproductive health – as well as being among the causes of poverty among women and an obstacle to sustainable development). Italy has ratified the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (better known as the Istanbul Convention). Quite often, however, authorities are unable to act. Sometime marriages of brides girls do not take place in Italy: the victims are taken by deception in other countries (such as Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Albania or Turkey) where occur arranged marriages.

In other European countries, early marriages are widespread in recent years. In Bosnia, for example: girls arrive at the age of 14-16 years and try to get married hoping to get out of families (often destroyed). The only difference is that in this case often weddings are among peers without prospects (alcohol consumption by men has shown a significant increase); consequently marriages do not last long and there are serious problems of coexistence. Again, however many times early marriage leads to early school leaving (a phenomenon that particularly affects girls).


Today there is no country in which there are no cases of child brides, and that, once again, the measures taken were unable to solve a major problem of the Millennium or at least stem it.


C.Alessandro Mauceri





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It's a really interesting show.


Also of interest is Jacob C. Hornberger's article at INFORMATION CLEARING HOUSE which asks the question how does the CIA have the 'right' to assassinate anyone:



In 1947, the CIA was called into existence as part of this new national-security state. President Truman, the president who was responsible for the federal government’s conversion to a national-security state, intended for the CIA to be strictly an intelligence-gathering agency. But someone slipped a bit of nebulous language into the law that called the CIA into existence, which the CIA seized upon to justify the adoption of omnipotent powers, including the power to assassinate people with impunity, so long as the assassination was to protect “national security.” Needless to say, the CIA had the omnipotent power to make that determination.

As monumental as the conversion to a national-security state was, it was not done through a constitutional amendment. The Constitution continued to be the supreme law that governed the operations of the federal government, including the CIA. Thus, since the Constitution did not give the federal government the power to assassinate people and since the Fifth Amendment expressly prohibited the federal government from assassinating people, the US Supreme Court and the rest of the federal judiciary had the responsibility to declare the CIA’s power to assassinate people unconstitutional.

Unfortunately, however, in a national-security state power is everything and especially omnipotent power. Recognizing that as a practical matter, there would be no way that the federal judiciary could keep the CIA from assassinating people in the name of protecting “national security,” the federal courts went silent or even supportive.

In 1989 the Cold War ended. Yet, we still have a national-security state and we still have a CIA with the power to assassinate people, including Americans. Why is that?


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Tuesday, December 4, 2018.  "All that I have is that I saw.  I saw without being afraid and without turning away.  And that I didn't forgive the unforgivable."


Replying to 
Invaded Panama. Invaded Iraq (the first time) on a lie. Withheld evidence from Iran/Contra hearings. Highway of Death. We ignore the horrible things former politicians did, "honor them for their service" when they die, then wonder why the next ones are worse.





That's the man some are mourning, a true War Criminal.

And you can't mourn a War Criminal without a lot of lies.  Which is how we get Barbra Streisand. 


Two years ago this week, I was honored to invite our 41st President and First Lady to my first ever concert in Texas. They came to my dressing room before the show and we exchanged gifts. I’m glad he and Barbara are together again. RIP. 🙏🏻





I'm so glad you made nice, Babsy.

Let's see when did you do your live concert again?  Hmm, September 1986.  Why again?  You were so scared to perform live but you were more scared about what might happen to our planet if the Reagan-Bush years continued into Bush years, remember now?

Remember any of the crap you said at the time?

The reality of War Criminal George H.W. Bush does not get "kinder and gentler" if you just zoom in to his domestic activities.  He campaigned on racism (the Willie Horton ads) and he campaigned on sexism.  He especially campaigned on sexism because he had the 'wimp factor' issue to overcome.  From Susan Faludi's BACKLASH: THE UNDECLARED WAR AGAINST AMERICAN WOMEN:

Rather than meeting the demands of women, the GOP men struck macho stands that they hoped would impress their own sex.  Bush hoped especially to prove his manly mettle to members of the press corps, who seemed as obsessed with the "wimp factor" as the male politicians they were covering.  "I get furious," Bush assured them.  "I go ballistic.  I really do and I bawl people out.  Of course, everyone's running for cover."  He even predicted, more wistfully than assertively, "Maybe I'll turn out to be a Teddy Roosevelt."
During the race, Bush's campaign managers dismissed questions about women's rights; they were too trivial to warrant comment, they said.  "We're not running around and dealing with a lot of so-called women's issues," Bush's press secretary indignantly told the New York Times.  When Bush summoned a group of elected officials to advise him during the campaign, only one was a woman.  While the candidate claimed that opposition to abortion was a cornerstone of his campaign, he didn't give this critical concern of women's much apparent thought.  When asked in a televised debate if he was "prepared to brand a woman a criminal for this decision," he said, "I haven't storted out the penalties."  His one seeming nod in the direction of working women's needs during the campaign was a penny-ante child care proposal that would give the poorest working families about $20 a week in tax breaks.  This pocket change was supposed to pay for basic child care that, on average, costs four times as much.  In the end, the Bush campaign's only real gesture to women was,incredibly, the selection of Dan Quayle.  His youthful blond looks, Republican leaders told journalists, would surely charm the ladies.



I'm sorry, unlike Barbra I don't support abortion rights one moment and, the next, shed tears and offer praise for a man who tried to destroy women's rights.  George H.W. Bush was despicable.   The April 1988 and April 1992 abortion right marches in DC?  We had to take to the streets to push back against Poppy Bush and all the other sickos who thought they could control women's bodies.


Some women were repeatedly targeted by Poppy Bush.  This was especially true if the women were women of color and/or gay.  Kevin Naff (WASHINGTON BLADE) remembers how homophobic Poppy was:



There’s nothing more galling than revisionist history and last weekend’s reactions to the death of former President George H.W. Bush brought an onslaught of it to many social media feeds and, more predictably, to mainstream media.
I was stunned to see my own feeds filled with tributes to the 41st president — some written by gay men. And on World AIDS Day, no less.
Even the Advocate — once a leading critic of the Reagan-Bush administrations — joined this chorus of glossing over Bush’s anti-LGBTQ record. In an Advocate story posted on World AIDS Day about Bush’s death, the word “AIDS” appears just once in a reference to Reagan. The headline describes Bush as “no enemy of LGBTQ people.”

Chris Johnson (WASHINGTON BLADE) reports:


Gay former Rep. Barney Frank, whose 32-year tenure in Congress included the George H.W. Bush administration from 1989 to 1992, told the Washington Blade in an interview Saturday the late former president “was bad” on LGBT rights and “wouldn’t do anything” to advance them.
“I asked him, for example, to rescind the Eisenhower rule that said we couldn’t get security clearances,” Frank said. “He refused to do it. Bill Clinton did a few years later.”
Frank also said Bush refused to roll back military’s ban on gay service members, which was administrative and not statutory in the days before the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law of 1993.
“Bush was simply unsupportive on any issue,” Frank added.
[. . .]


Larry Kramer, a longtime activist against HIV/AIDS, was succinct in response to a Blade email inquiry on whether Bush deserves credit for signing the Ryan White Care Act into law.
“I will not give him credit for anything,” Kramer said. “He hated us.”

Poor Barbra Streisand.  Yet again, Larry Kramer's telling truths and Babsie's hedging her bets.  One stands for LGBTQ rights and the other just uses gays to try to prop up her dying career.


Sometimes it's as basic as you tell the truth or you lie.  You stand up or you whore.  As Rose says in Jane Smiley's A THOUSAND ACRES (Michelle Pfeiffer gives an incredible performance as Rose in the film version which recently came out on Blu Ray), "All that I have is that I saw.  I saw without being afraid and without turning away.  And that I didn't forgive the unforgivable."

Rose can make that claim.  Whores like Barbra Streisand cannot.

More than any other Americans, the Bush Crime Family destroyed the country of Iraq and left so many people damaged.  Raya al-Jadir (INDEPENDENT) explores realities for the disabled and challenged in Iraq:



Years of wars, economic sanctions and corruption have dominated life in Iraq and contributed greatly to the fact that the disabled community is simply not a priority for the government. Poverty rates in Iraq are on the rise, affecting 35 per cent of the population according to the ministry of planning, meaning many are unable to afford education or healthcare.

Official statistics indicate that there are more than 1.3 million disabled people in Iraq (3 per cent of the population); campaigners however believe the real number is three times that. Although Iraq is party to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, media activist Ali Adil says: “In Iraq, many persons with disabilities continue to suffer from marginalisation and lack of access to their basic rights, in addition to community discrimination.”
On paper, every disabled person in Iraq is in receipt of a financial allowance regardless of whether the person is in employment or not – this amounts to approximately £66 a month. The stipend depends on the assessed severity of the person’s disability and to qualify Iraqis have to go through various consultations and medical examinations. As one activist who works with the British Council in Iraq informed me, “This long and bureaucratic system is almost 'disabling' the disabled person.”
Specialist care and services are either inaccessible or non-existent. Families often choose to home school their children in an effort not to send them to mainstream schools which are ill equipped to provide support or tackle discrimination.

Accessing healthcare has also become out of reach for many who cannot afford to pay. Rahma, a four year old girl, has phenylketonuria (PKU) a genetic condition that can lead to a build-up of the amino acid phenylalanine, which untreated can lead to brain damage and seizures. A protein-limited diet and supplements can prevent serious build ups, but these are not available in Iraq; her mother has to order it from abroad costing her more than £400 per month.


Here's a cold hard reality, the Iraqis above?  They didn't get 30 minutes of airtime over the weekend but Poppy Bush got non-stop praise on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and it will continue today.  It's an informercial selling War Criminals and war.  And useless whores like Barbie Streisand -- now 92% plastic thanks to all the fillers in her face -- will rush to identify with the criminals.  Barbara is not of the people and if you missed that, while she was promoting her album (Sour) WALLS, she sat down for an interview and explained why so many Republicans saw her in concert -- "They're the only ones who can afford the tickets!"  She thought that was funny.  She claims to be a Democrat, she claims to be a feminist, she claims to love her fans.  But she's perfectly fine with charging outrageous prices that guarantee only the very wealthy can see her.


Corruption, it inflicts more than just governments.  But it does inflict governments -- the US, certainly, and it's puppet Iraq.

At the end of October, Adil Adel al-Mahdi was moved from prime minister-designate to prime minister despite his inability to form a full Cabinet.  He still doesn't have a full Cabinet, despite constantly promising 'next week.'  John Davison and Ahmed Rasheed (REUTERS) report:


The two largest parliamentary groupings to emerge after the vote in May - one led by populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and the other by Iranian-backed militia leader Hadi al-Amiri - formed a tacit alliance in October when they picked a president and approved 14 out of 22 cabinet ministers.
But since then there has been stalemate, mainly over the empty interior ministry post dominated for years by allies of Amiri, who are backing the former head of a paramilitary force supported by Tehran. Sadr meanwhile says no one with a political affiliation should get the post.
A vote in parliament to fill the vacant ministries in Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s cabinet has been repeatedly put back.  


RUDAW reports that al-Mahdi's finally come up with choices for his eight empty Cabinet posts:


Dara Nuradin – Ministry of Justice

Falih Fayadh – Ministry of Interior

Faysal Jarba – Ministry of Defense

Qusay Abdulwahab Suheil – Ministry of Higher Education

Saba Khayradin Tani – Ministry of Education

Abdulamir Hamdani – Ministry of Culture

Nouri Natiq Dlemi – Ministry of Planning

Hanna Immanuel Gorgis – Ministry of Immigrants and Immigration



But nominees require a vote in Parliament.


PM has arrived at the parliament building. On the agenda is a vote on the remaining 8 cabinet positions, including Defence & Interior.
 
 



Breaking: MPs say only six out of the eight remaining ministers will be voted on today; the two ministeries excluded are the Defense and Interior Ministries due to discord over the candidates
 
 



Huge walkout in 's parliament in protest over candidates for his half empty cabinet.Bif crisis is looming.
 
 



Meanwhile, the flooding continues in Iraq.

Iraq: Families flee Mosul homes following flash floods
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He was born in Cardiff, the son of Graham, an Anglican vicar, and Margaret (nee Evans). He went to Aberavon junior school then Dyffryn grammar, in Port Talbot, followed by Bristol University, where he studied mathematics and philosophy. In 1972 he left his course to travel the world, setting off on the Orient Express down through Europe, Turkey, Afghanistan, India, all through south-east Asia and finally reaching Australia.

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A Turkish prosecutor has demanded that arrest warrants be issued against two Saudi nationals close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
          Kuwaiti medical team in Turkey for treating Syrian refugees      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Salmon / Pink Sequin Floral Triangular Scarf,Church Lace Chapel Veil,Mantilla,Shawl,Bridesmaid gift,Bridal Scarf, Gift for her Women Fashion by fatwoman      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Knitted Scarf Shawl Cowl Lace Wrap Bridesmaid Gift Bridal Accessories Gift Ideas For Her Women Fashion Accessories Scarves by fatwoman      Cache   Translate Page      

35.00 USD

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          Teal Pashmina Crochet flower Scarf,christmas gift, Wedding Scarf, Bridal Accessories Cowl Gift Ideas For Her Women's Fashion accessories by fatwoman      Cache   Translate Page      

25.00 USD

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----- Without Lace
Lenght : 1.46 cm--57.50 inches
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          Black Cotton Scarf,Bridal Scarf,Necklace,Cowl Scarf Bridesmaid Gift Gift Ideas For Her Women Fashion Accessories Teacher Gift by fatwoman      Cache   Translate Page      

15.00 USD

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          Black&Purple Square Cotton Tartan Tasseled Scarf,Shawl Plaid Cowl Bohemian Gift Ideas For Her Women Fashion Accessories by fatwoman      Cache   Translate Page      

20.61 USD

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          Cream Lace Triangular Scarf,Wedding Shawl Bridal Accessories Bridesmaid Gift Gift Ideas For Her Women's Fashion Accessories by fatwoman      Cache   Translate Page      

18.50 USD

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Lenght : 1.60 cm--62.99 inches
Wide : 46 cm--18.11 inches

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          Christmas Gift,Beige Lace Scarf,Clothing gift,Gift For Her Mom,Birthday Gift,Women's Fashion Accessories by fatwoman      Cache   Translate Page      

9.90 USD

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          Black Cotton Floral Scarf, christmas Gift,Fall Shawl, Cowl Bridesmaids Gift Gift Ideas For Her Women Fashion Accessories by fatwoman      Cache   Translate Page      

17.00 USD

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          White Knitted Scarf,Wedding Shawl,Scarf Cowl Scarf Bridal Scarf,Bridesmaid Gifts Gift For Her, Women Fashion Accessories,party scarf by fatwoman      Cache   Translate Page      

29.00 USD

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Lenght : 160 cm -- 64 inches
Wide : 33 cm -- 13 inches

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          Black Pashmina Scarf Bronze Copper trim,christmas gift,birthday gift,Bohemian,Cowl Scarf Gift Ideas For Her Women's Fahion Accessories by fatwoman      Cache   Translate Page      

16.50 USD

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Lenght : 1.40 cm--55.11 inches
Wide : 22 cm--8.66 inches


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          IPI kicks off high-level mission to Turkey      Cache   Translate Page      
The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today announced the start of a high-level press freedom mission to Turkey December 5 to 7, 2018. Led by IPI Executive Board Chair Markus Spillmann, the mission will meet with representatives of the Turkish government, foreign diplomats, […]
          Episode 493, Interview with OTown Outdoors Jake and Nick Miller, Hunting, Filming, Family      Cache   Translate Page      

Mike and Dan talk with Jake and Nick Miller of OTown Outdoors. They start off with CWD.

  1. The guys discuss CWD in Michigan
  2. CWD discussion about Ohio
  3. One buck talk and doe tags
  4. Ohio deer numbers down

Talking hunting with the family.

  1. Hunting with all three kids
  2. Nick's Ohio buck and how it unfolded
  3. Jake's Ohio buck and how it unfolded
  4. Passing along the family tradition
  5. Holidays means talking hunting with family

Why stick and string vs gun during this gun season

  1. Still use firearms but love the close range of bow hunting
  2. Hunter's orange while bow hunting during firearm season

Learning from mistakes

  1. Pushes to keep going forward
  2. Some things you cannot control
  3. Uncontrollable situations keeps driving you

Preparing for the hunt throughout the year

  1. Shed hunting
  2. Scouting for turkeys
  3. Some archery shooting
  4. Turkey hunting
  5. Trail cameras
  6. Food plots

Hunting access

  1. Have several local spots which means quick access
  2. Public lands
  3. Summer scouting

Discussion on driving vehicles into your hunting area vs not driving

  1. Situational
  2. Some spots have regular traffic
  3. Low traffic areas deer seem to pattern traffic

Stand placement

  1. Time of year
  2. When time allows to place a stand
  3. Scent control while placing stands
  4. Hunting the wind
  5. Smoking hunting clothes for cover scent
  6. Ozonics
  7. How hunting the wind makes you more aware of your surrounding area which makes you a better hunter

Looking at entry into stand sites

  1. Built a food plot with entry in mind
  2. Access might be dictated by size of property
  3. Worried more about being quiet
  4. Using headlamps again during access
  5. Clearing a path to the stand sites

Firearm straight walled cartridges

  1. Ohio just changed rule to allow straight walled cartridges
  2. They want to try it for sure

Heart photo!

  1. Nick's heart shot
  2. From buck he shot this fall

Fawn photo

  1. Late season fawn with spots
  2. Photo from same day Nick shot his buck
  3. Late fawn drop
  4. Late fawn survival
  5. Predators
  6. Coyote breeding due to alpha female dying in the pack.

Dream hunts

  1. Nick talks about turkey hunting every state
  2. Jake talks about a Yukon Moose hunt

Favorite recipe of wild game meat

Processing your own meat photo

Hunting and Patriotic photo

 


          9 Week Old Purebred Turkish Kangal Puppies (Oodle) $1,600      Cache   Translate Page      
Our litter of purebred Turkish Kangal puppies are now 9 weeks old.We like to keep them for 10 weeks so they can get the most out of our other Kangal dogs livestock guardians.We have a few puppies still available. They have done well with the alpacas and are still in poultry training. These puppies are smart,strong and friendly.Solid bloodlines. On the sire's side, he comes from an old Turkish bloodline that produces big bones,big dogs. On the dam's side she brings new bloodlines as her dad is right out of Turkey. If you are having predator problems, the Kangal Dog is one of the most effective LGD's out there. Go to Facebook@Rayburne Ridge Farm to see more pictures. 864-230XXXX. Will ship

          Lindsey Graham: ‘Zero Chance’ Khashoggi’s Death ‘Happened in Such an Organized Fashion Without the Crown Prince’      Cache   Translate Page      

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has no doubt that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Read Full Story


          Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi crown prince's former aides for Jamal Khashoggi's murder      Cache   Translate Page      
Turkey is seeking the arrest of two former aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who were dismissed amid the fallout from the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
          Israeli Cybersecurity Firm Accused Of Helping Saudis Spy On Khashoggi      Cache   Translate Page      
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: A lot of countries have a stake in figuring out the truth behind the death of Jamal Khashoggi. He was a U.S. resident. He died inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, so Turkey's involved, and Saudi fingerprints are everywhere. Now Israel may have a link - specifically, a secretive Israeli cybersecurity company. Another Saudi dissident is suing that company. He claims Saudi officials used the company's software to intercept his text messages with Jamal Khashoggi, which in turn led the Saudis to go after The Washington Post columnist. NPR's Daniel Estrin is on the line from Jerusalem to talk about this. Hey Daniel. DANIEL ESTRIN, BYLINE: Hi. MARTIN: Tell us more about these allegations, and what do we know about the Saudi dissident making them? ESTRIN: His name is Omar Abdulaziz. He tells a very compelling story. He's a social media activist. He's a critic of the Saudi royal family. He lives in Montreal. And in his lawsuit, he
          Newcastle owner Mike Ashley looking at four bids in excess of £300m for club      Cache   Translate Page      
• Peter Kenyon understood to now have funding in place
• Bids expected from United States, Middle East and Turkey

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is considering four bids in excess of £300m for the club as he attempts to push through a sale before January.

The sportswear tycoon revealed on Monday evening that he was in talks with several potential purchasers 14 months after placing the Magpies on the market, and voiced his hope that a deal could be done within weeks.

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Yum! Definitely trying this recipe this Christmas Eve! My family loved the no fuss turkey. Your step by step instructions make it sooo easy for a beginner!
          Trump’s 96th week in office | In cartoons      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Turkey seeks actor’s arrest for links to Gezi Park protests      Cache   Translate Page      
A Turkish court is seeking the arrest of an actor for his involvement in mass anti-government protests in 2013.
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          Turkey calls for Saudi Arabia to be transparent on Khashoggi investigation      Cache   Translate Page      
Turkey on Wednesday said Saudi Arabia needed to be transparent with the international community about the investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and that Ankara would willingly take part in an international probe.

          Senators accuse Saudi prince of complicity in Khashoggi murder      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON – CIA Director Gina Haspel appeared on Capitol Hill Tuesday to brief key senators on the agency’s assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman likely ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Haspel had faced mounting pressure to speak to lawmakers and more fully explain the CIA’s findings, which President Donald Trump has said don’t conclusively show that Mohammed was involved in the assassination.

Haspel was noticeably absent last week from an all-senators briefing with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Lawmakers complained that the Trump administration was depriving Congress of key information about the killing of Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributing columnist, by refusing to order Haspel to go to the Hill and explain the CIA’s assessment.

The CIA has concluded that Mohammed likely ordered the killing, based in part on intercepted communications involving him and a key aid, who is alleged to have overseen the team that killed the journalist inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October, according to people familiar with the matter.

The spy agency also analyzed other intercepted communications, listened to audio provided by Turkey from inside the consulate, and assessed that an audacious operation that involved killing a Saudi citizen in a foreign country could not have been executed without the crown prince’s knowledge, people familiar with the CIA’s conclusions said.

Haspel provided the closed briefing just days before the Senate is expected to begin debating a resolution to withdraw U.S. support for the Saudi military campaign in Yemen.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a confidant of President Trump, said he would refuse to support “any key vote” until Haspel spoke to lawmakers. Graham will be part of Tuesday’s briefing. Some senators had accused the White House of barring Haspel’s participation in last week’s briefing with Pompeo and Mattis. But CIA spokesman Timothy Barrett said nobody told Haspel not to appear.

Haspel will speak only to Senate leaders and the heads of national security committees with an interest in Saudi policy regarding Yemen and the intelligence surrounding Khashoggi’s killing, according to multiple people familiar with the plans.

Bipartisan leaders from the Foreign Relations Committee, the Armed Services Committee, the Intelligence Committee and the Appropriations subcommittees that fund the State and Defense departments are expected to be included.

Some rank-and-file senators were furious they were excluded from the briefing.

“I can’t even ask to be included in it because I didn’t know it was going to happen, except for reading about it in the media. That’s not the way it should be. She should have come and testified in front of all senators,” Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, said. “If you have some senators who are more equal than others, that is not democratic representation.”

Last week, the Senate took the historic step of voting to take up a resolution, spearheaded by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, to end American support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen, where thousands of civilians have been killed and, according to the United Nations, millions are at risk of starvation.

For some of the 14 Republicans who supported the procedural step last week, the vote was intended as a warning shot to Trump, to inspire him to start openly condemning Mohammed or withholding military support from the Saudis.

Haspel’s briefing may placate some of those senators. But it is not expected to deter Senate Democrats – or the handful of Republicans who believe Saudi Arabia should be rebuked – from supporting the Yemen resolution beyond its next step, a vote expected to take place in the next few days.


          U.S. warns Russia it is ready to abandon key nuclear pact      Cache   Translate Page      

BRUSSELS – The United States warned Russia Tuesday it has 60 days to start complying with a landmark nuclear missile treaty or Washington will abandon the pact, raising concern about Europe’s future security.

At NATO talks in Brussels, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Russia of “cheating at its arms control obligations” under the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. He said in 60 days, Washington would activate a six-month notice period for leaving the pact.

“Our nations have a choice. We either bury our head in the sand or we take common sense action in response to Russia’s flagrant disregard for the expressed terms of the INF Treaty,” Pompeo told reporters.

The U.S. has shared intelligence evidence with its NATO allies that Russia’s new SSC-8 ground-fired cruise missile could give Moscow the ability to launch a nuclear strike in Europe with little or no notice.

The INF is a bilateral treaty between Washington and Moscow that bans all land-based cruise and ballistic missiles with a range between 500 and 5,500 kilometers (310-3,410 miles). Russia says the range of the new system does not exceed 500 kilometers.

Pompeo said Washington “would welcome a Russian change of heart” but that he has seen no indication that Moscow is likely to comply.

U.S. allies in NATO said Tuesday they “strongly support the finding of the United States that Russia is in material breach of its obligations” while Washington is respecting the treaty.

In a statement, NATO foreign ministers also called on Russia “to return urgently to full and verifiable compliance.”

“It’s up to Russia now to preserve the INF Treaty. They have a last chance to show and demonstrate in a verifiable way that they comply with the treaty,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters. “But we also have to prepare for a world without the treaty.”

Stoltenberg said the 29 NATO allies will “collectively develop responses” should the treaty be abandoned, but he declined to say what they might be.

“We have to remember that no arms control agreement will work if it is only respected by one party,” he said.

In Moscow, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters that “Russia strictly complies with the provisions of the treaty, and the American side is aware of that.”

Russia’s actions in Ukraine also came under the spotlight at Tuesday’s NATO meeting.

Stoltenberg accused Russia of using the Crimean Peninsula as a platform to take control of waters off eastern Ukraine, as allies struggled Tuesday to find ways to dissuade Moscow from destabilizing the former Soviet republic.

Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014, sparking NATO’s biggest military buildup in Eastern Europe since the Cold War. On Nov. 25, Russian border guards fired on three Ukrainian navy vessels near Crimea, where Russia’s Black Sea fleet is based. The vessels and the crews were captured.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin appealed for NATO support in the confrontation with Russia over the Black Sea and the adjacent Sea of Azov, a key commercial waterway for the country.

“Four years ago, Russia illegally annexed Crimea. Now Russia is attempting to use Crimea to expand its influence and control of the Sea of Azov,” Stoltenberg said.

But as to what more NATO would do beyond its existing sea patrols and air policing, he said: “There is already a lot of NATO in the Black Sea.”

NATO allies have helped modernize Ukraine’s armed forces and boosted their presence in the Black Sea over the last year, with more ships deployed in the region and more air policing. Three NATO allies on the Black Sea – Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey – are also taking individual measures.

NATO nations, individually and through the European Union, have also imposed economic and other sanctions on Russia since it annexed Crimea, but there is little appetite among the allies to broaden those measures.

Klimkin welcomed the political support he received in Brussels, but said: “We shouldn’t just stay on the level of declarations, however strong declarations are.”

“We need to create a coordinated response to the actions of Russia,” Klimkin said, adding that he raised “a set of practical steps with a number of proposals” at the meeting as to how NATO, Ukraine and Georgia might do that together.

He also suggested a possible ban on Russian ships entering other countries’ ports if Moscow continues to block the Sea of Azov and said he would raise the idea with European Union ministers next week.

Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday that shipping traffic has resumed on the Sea, but a senior U.S. State Department official said that at NATO “no one would see that as a satisfactory move or the end of the matter.”


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From December 20 to 23, La MaMa Experimental Theater in association the GOH Productions will present the fourth annual production of East Village Dance Project's The Shell-Shocked Nut, an alternative Nutcracker set in the East Village, featuring an intergenerational cast of dancers and musicians. The piece is recommended for family audiences.

In this unconventional take on the seasonal staple, a wandering child and a war veteran suffering from PTSD take a magical voyage through the East Village. The pair of characters visit Tompkins Square Park, Economy Candy Store, Saint Mark's Place, and other iconic East Village landmarks while exploring themes of loss and recovery.

The New York Times said of the Shell-Shocked Nut, "The East Village has a "Nutcracker" of its own and, fittingly, it's on the gritty side." Time Out NY chose the production as a "Critics' Pick".

The Shell-Shocked Nut is conceived and directed by Martha Tornay and co-directed by Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski. The pair also spearhead East Village Dance Project (EVDP), a dance development program that has offered after-school classes in ballet, modern and choreography in lower Manhattan since 1997.

The show first emerged as a studio showing in the weeks after Superstorm Sandy created as a means of brightening spirits after a challenging time for the community. "I started thinking about the cathartic process of working through a stressful situation," Tornay said.

The sister and daughter of war veterans, Tornay was inspired to use the structure of the Nutcracker to tell a more personal story of the effects of trauma, while maintaining the accessible, family-friendly nature of the traditional ballet.

In the years following its inception, the piece has grown to a full-scale production, featuring young students from the dance program alongside an array of professional performers, artists and guest choreographers from NYC and beyond. The 2018 Guest Artists include the New Mexico-based Aerial group, Project in Motion; Detroit-based dance artists Shaina and Bryan Baira; and New York City performers Delaney McDonough, Indah Walsh, Chloe London, Xiao Quan, Lauren Kravitz, Ellen Maynard and OBIE-winning scenic designer Donald Eastman.

Local composer Clare Farris created original pieces for the show, based off the Tchaikovsky score. The show also includes sections of Tchaikovsky in its unadulterated state, Massachusetts-based musician/composer Peter Jones, and contemporary tracks by Duke Ellington, David Lowery, Lynn Anderson, Aretha Franklin and more.

The Shell-Shocked Nut will run from Dec. 20-23, Thurs to Sat at 7PM; Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $20 and $15 seniors, students and children 12 and under, and can be purchased online at lamama.org or at the Box Office: (212) 352-3101

FUNDING: The East Village Dance Project and this project are supported, in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts; and with support from private donors.

BACKGROUND AND BIOGRAPHIES OF KEY PROJECT MEMBERS

CREATIVE TEAM

The Shell Shocked Nut is Conceived by Martha Tornay

Co-Directors: Martha Tornay & Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski of East Village Dance Project

Guest Dancers/choreographers: Bryan Baira, Shaina Baira, Chloe London, Lauren Kravitz, Rachel Knecht Scher, Ellen Maynard, Hilary McDaniel-Douglas of Project in Motion, Delaney McDonough, Xiao Quan, Indah Walsh, Students of East Village Dance Project @ Abrons Arts Center

Scenic Design: Donald Eastman

Featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Duke Ellington, Clare Farris, Peter Jones, David Lowery, Lynn Anderson, Aretha Franklin and more.

East Village Dance Project (EVDP), based in New York City, was founded in 1997 as a dance development program for youth age 3 through adult, under the artistic direction of Martha Tornay. EVDP offers classes in ballet, pointe, modern, improvisation and beginning choreography. The program has been recognized for its innovative approach to dance education, and for offering pre-professional classes to all, regardless of financial means. Through the program, EVDP students have performed at La MaMa Experimental Theater, Pace University, NYU Skirball Center, Abrons Arts Center, Vanaver Caravan Dance Festival, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors and alongside the acclaimed modern dance company, Keigwin + Company. EVDP's Teen Company, a pre-professional performance troupe, have been honored to perform works by guest choreographers including Kathryn Alter, Dante Brown, Ellen Cornfield, Molly Lieber, Amanda Loulaki, Nicole Wolcott and more. In January 2011, EVDP and GOH Productions opened Avenue C Studio. In 2017, EVDP relocated their youth program to Abrons Arts Center, renaming the program to East Village Dance Project @ Abrons Arts Center.

Martha Tornay has over 4 decades of intensive classical ballet studies including training with dance masters such as Mme. Gabriela Darvash, Gretchen Ward Warren and Robert Brassel. After performing for 18 years as a soloist with regional and international ballet and modern companies including Newport News Ballet (Virginia), Israel Ballet (Tel Aviv), and The Robert Kovich Company (NYC), she founded East Village Dance Project. Martha is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and a recipient of the Fine Arts Award in dance technique and choreography. In addition to directing East Village Dance Project, she is an adjunct professor at New York University's Experimental Theater Wing and teaches at Bates Dance Festival, the acclaimed summer dance workshop held at Bates College in Lewiston, ME.

Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski Originally from Western Massachusetts, Victoria received her BA in social science and dance from Sarah Lawrence College. In addition to working with the students of EVDP, Victoria has taught movement in preschools and public schools, served as a staff development coach for instructors teaching physical education classes, and worked with adults touched by cancer and chronic pain. As a performer, she has worked with both choreographers and playwrights including Katie Rose McLaughlin, Dan O'Neil, Sybil Kempson and David Neumann/advanced beginner group.

Project in Motion is a non-profit dance company founded in 1998. They develop collaborative audio/video, theatrical, terrestrial and aerial dance productions and perform on traditional aerial apparatuses, as well as custom built devices and set pieces of our own design. They seek to afford artists and their community the opportunity to experiment and develop the world of performance through creative workshops and collaborative projects. In the past thirteen years Project In Motion has performed in historic homes, along the banks of the Rio Grande, and in New York lofts, in addition to many other locations

Shaina Branfman Baira is Co-Artistic Director of BAIRA | MVMNT PHLSPHY. Shaina was born and raised in Victoria, Texas and received her BFA in Dance at the University of Iowa. She completed her certification as a Movement Analyst at the Laban Institute of Movement Studies, and completed studies in religion and philosophy at the New York All Faiths Seminary International where she was ordained as an Interfaith Minister. In 2016 Shaina was awarded the Atelier Award from the Laban Institute. Shaina is a member of The Feath3r Theory, and offers freelance interfaith mentoring and dialog throughout NYC.

Bryan Strimpel Baira is Co-Artistic Director of BAIRA | MVMNT PHLSPHY . Originally from Carleton, Michigan, he is a graduate of Wayne State University with a B.F.A in dance. Bryan has performed and taught around the world in places such as: Colombia, South Korea, Turkey, Tajikistan, and Armenia; as well as throughout NYC. He has danced with Nicholas Leichter Dance, Brian Brooks Moving Company, David Dorfman Dance and ThirdRailProjects. Bryan is an active sound designer/musician and is a member of The Feath3r Theory. Bryan is honored to have been selected as one of Dance Magazine's 'Top 25 to Watch' for 2013.

Indah M. Walsh is a choreographer, performer, dance educator, and administrator. She has danced in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and across the US. Indah earned a BFA in dance from Purchase College Conservatory of Dance in 2008 and an MFA in dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2014. As a choreographer, Indah Walsh was awarded a Creative Engagement Grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2017. Indah has showcased work at venues and festivals in venues across NYC, as well as in California. Indah has taught and choreographed works for high schools, colleges, and dance conventions in Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, and California.

Delaney McDonough crafts multi-disciplinary events with movers ages 4-80. Her work has been produced across New England, New York City, San Francisco, Montreal and Santa Cruz. As a freelance performer, Delaney has performed with Annie Kloppenberg, Hana van der Kolk, Asher Woodworth, Sara Gibbons and others. She's steered two curitiorial undertakings in the great state of Maine, at Denmark Arts Center as Co-Director (2015-2017), and South Portland's Studio 408 as Director of Adult Programming and Director of Moving Target.

Chloe London is originally from Manhattan, NY and an alumni of the EVDP youth program. As a teen she took the lead role in the first performance of the Shell Shocked Nut. Chloe graduated in May 2017 with a BFA in Dance from SUNY Brockport's Honors College. In Rochester, NY Chloe danced for Chamber Ballet Brockport, Mariah Maloney, Laura Peterson, Zehnder Dance, Ashley Friend, and Assemblage Dance. Within the past few years, she trained her research and writing muscles at American Realness, Dante Brown |Warehouse Dance's Our Lips Project, Jacob's Pillow Dance, and The Kitchen. Chloe currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, dances for Wild Beast Dance, and creates her own work. She was a staff dance writer for Brockport's student paper The Stylus and showcases her dance writing on her website The Kinesthetic Scribe (kinestheticscribe.com).

Ellen Maynard is a Brooklyn-based dance artist and filmmaker. During her time as a BFA student of dance at The Ohio State University, Ellen performed in original works by Bebe Miller, Lily Skove, Ann Sofie Clemmensen, Esther Baker-Tarpaga, Ohad Fishof, and Noa Zuk; and created the dance film series The Wind is on us Here, Turning." Ellen's dance films have placed in festivals including the International 60 Seconds Dance Film Festival, the 9th International Screendance Festival, and the Third Coast Dance Film Festival. She is currently choreographing site-specific works, both live and filmed, for The West Harlem Arts Fund, as well as dancing with Dante Brown | Warehouse Dance and Quentin Burley Dance Group. Last year at Bates Dance Festival Ellen was director of photography for Stephan Koplowitz's dance film installation work-in-progress.

GOH Productions' mission is embodied in our logo, GOH, the Japanese character meaning "working together under one roof." That definition informs all the organization's work - collaborative and expansive, stretching the sky to its fullest capacity. GOH began in 1979, during a time of fiscal cutbacks and political turmoil; and faces, head-on, the challenges of nurturing artworks and artistic collaboration, testing the boundaries and borders of all categories. GOH has a primary goal of working with experimental and interdisciplinary artists to clarify their artistic vision and to make possible the production of new works in a variety of genres and in a variety of global landscapes. In the mid-1970s, GOH was founded as 7 Loaves, Inc. a non-profit arts producing and presenting organization in the Lower East Side/East Village of New York City. In 1988 the organization's name was changed to GOH Productions (GOH), and Bonnie Sue Stein became its Artistic and Executive Director, a position she still holds. Stein works with directly with a number of performing artists on the creation and development of collaborative projects in the U.S. and with international partners.

La MaMa is dedicated to the artist and all aspects of the theatre. La MaMa's vision of nurturing new artists and new work remains as strong today as it was when Ellen Stewart first opened the doors in 1961. La MaMa has presented more than 5,000 productions by 150,000 artists of all nations, cultures, races, and identities. Cultural pluralism and ethnic diversity are inherent in the work created on our stages. Here, artists find a supportive environment for artistic exploration, and audiences are part of the development of an artist's work over time.

A recipient of the 2018 Regional Theater Tony Award, and more than 30 Obie Awards and dozens of Drama Desk, Bessie, and Villager Awards, La MaMa has been a creative home for thousands of artists, many of whom have made lasting contributions to the arts, including Blue Man Group, Peter Brook, Ping Chong, André DeShields, Harvey Fierstein, Tadeusz Kantor, Adrienne Kennedy, Diane Lane, Warren Leight, Michael Mayer, Bette Midler, Meredith Monk, Kazuo Ohno, David and Amy Sedaris, Julie Taymor, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

Photo by Stacie Joy.


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          Raja Mandala: Rethinking the Gulf (GS 2,IR,UPSC IAS Mains)      Cache   Translate Page      
India’s relations with the key Gulf countries have never been as good as they are today. The deepening energy interdependence is marked by growing volumes of energy imports into India and the prospect of substantive investments from the Gulf into the Indian hydrocarbon sector. The number of Indian migrant workers in the region stands at more than 7 million. The Gulf is among India’s top trading partners.

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Meanwhile, a high-level engagement between India and the Gulf has blossomed in recent years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj have travelled frequently to the Gulf and there has been a steady stream of senior Gulf leaders visiting India. The expansion of the political engagement has been matched by the growing security cooperation, especially on counter-terrorism. India and its Gulf partners are also taking tentative steps towards defence cooperation.

There is no question that Delhi’s political neglect of the Gulf has ended during the last few years. Yet, India’s relations with the Gulf have been constrained by too strong a focus on the bilateral. Delhi is paying too little attention to the growing weight of the Gulf in regional affairs and the strategic possibilities that it opens up for India.

To be sure, Saudi Arabia has long been a pivotal state. As the nation with one of the world’s largest petroleum reserves and capable of modulating its oil production, Riyadh has played a critical role in shaping the world energy markets since the 1970s. As the home to Mecca and Medina, Saudi Arabia has a unique place in the Islamic world. Since the late 1960s, Riyadh has exercised significant political influence in the evolution of the Middle East.


The rise of the UAE, in contrast, has been less noticed. What differentiates the UAE from other petrostates is a rare purposefulness that has turned it into a strategic actor of consequence in the Middle East and beyond. The cathartic events of 9/11 and the Arab Spring have convinced Abu Dhabi that it must act boldly and generate the capabilities to survive amidst the regional turbulence.

Consider for a moment the defence budget of the UAE. Some reports put it around $22 billion, which is nearly 40 per cent of India’s defence spending of about $52 billion. The UAE was the fourth-largest importer of weapons during 2013-17.


The UAE is also a major player in the global logistics market, thanks to the successful development of Dubai as a major port and aviation hub. It is now striving to emerge as a centre of art, higher education and technological innovation. As the home to multiple nationalities from around the world, the UAE has become a small but important cosmopolitan centre.

If Delhi looks beyond the bilateral, it will find two very important axes of potential partnerships in the Middle East. One is the idea of a “moderate Arab centre”. The UAE leadership has made the construction of a moderate bloc in the region its highest regional priority. It sees the construction of such a core around Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Abu Dhabi believes that only a coalition of moderate Arab states can move the region out of its current deeply troubled state.

Abu Dhabi also believes that the values of cultural openness, religious tolerance, women’s empowerment, and economic opportunities for younger people — which helped the Emirates succeed — can be extended to other parts of the Middle East. By any measure, this is an ambitious project. And there are many obstacles to its realisation — especially the deepening divisions within the Gulf.

But the idea of a moderate Arab centre should resonate deeply with India’s natural ethos and its traditional empathy for modernising forces in the Arab world. Helping the construction of a moderate Arab centre envisaged by Abu Dhabi, then, is very much in India’s interest.

Second is the growing impact of the Gulf countries in the Indian Ocean region. Nowhere is this more evident than the Horn of Africa. The recent success of the UAE and Saudi Arabia in brokering peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea who had been locked in a prolonged conflict underlines the positive role of the Gulf in Africa. Others point to the destabilising impact of the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and the UAE on the one hand and Qatar and Turkey elsewhere in the region, most notably in Somalia and its rebel provinces.

Alliances, military bases, interventions and peace-making have long been considered as the preserve of great powers. But the Gulf countries today are bringing a combination of financial resources and political will to shape the geopolitics of their neighbouring regions. Some of the Gulf countries like the UAE are eager to collaborate with India on development assistance and the construction of strategic infrastructure in the Indian Ocean littoral. If India continues to be disinterested, they are bound to look for other partners.

The Gulf states have relied in the past on the Anglo-Americans for their security. As America and Britain gaze at their own navel, the Gulf states are taking greater responsibility for managing the regional order. The conditions under which India could afford to take a purely bilateral approach to the Gulf nations are beginning to disappear. India needs an integrated regional strategy to secure its ever-rising stakes in the Middle East and the Western Indian Ocean.


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CARACAS - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday criticized sanctions on Venezuela during a visit to Caracas, while President Nicolas Maduro defended the country’s right to export gold after U.S. sanctions last month targeted its shipments of the metal. Washington has imposed sanctions on Venezuelan officials it accuses of corruption, and on certain financial transactions […]
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Not true . NK is by far bigger challange for US then Turkey for Russia
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At their final practice before the Thanksgiving break on Nov. 21, members of the Eastern Washington football team participated in what was called the Turkey Bowl. Offensive line coach Jase Butorac decided to do the same wind-sprints he put his players like Brad Godwin through and found out who was in maybe better...
          the cher show      Cache   Translate Page      
no post monday night, sorry.  we went to nyc to see the opening of 'the cher show' on broadway.

it is amazing.  it's a musical so don't look for some grand import or insight.  the point is to entertain and dazzle - and the show does that.

for the costumes alone, it's worth seeing. 

but the performances are pretty incredible as well.

let me grab my program (because i didn't know a single actor in the cast).

cher is not 1 person but 3 in the play.  the youngest cher is  played by micaela diamond, then cher is played by teal wicks and our modern day cher is played by stephanie j. block.

all are incredible - but in different ways.  micaela, for example, puts across an innocence that stephanie probably couldn't but as the oldest cher, stephanie needs to project wisdom and experience and stephanie manages all that (and humor).  i think she's my favorite of the 3 actresses - stephanie.

a definite tony nominee has to be michael berresse.  he plays 3 characters including director robert altman but it's his performance as bob mackie that should guarantee him a tony nomination.  bob is the man who costumed cher for so many famous outfits - including the 'nipples to wind' outfit she wore on the cover of 'time' magazine (bette middle dubbed it that) as well as the outfits she wore on her variety shows and the ones she wore to the oscars - as well as all her costumes in this broadway musical.  he makes bob come alive.

matthew hydzik struggles with both of his roles.  if it was just with gregg allman, i'd think i didn't care for him because i never cared for allman.  but he also plays 1 of cher's mother's husbands (john southall) and he seemed sketchy in that role as well.

i liked emily skinner as georgia (and as lucille ball).  i loved michael campayno as rob camillettie and even jarrod spector as sonny bono.  but i did not care for matthew hydzik at all.


 fortunately, he's not very big part of the show and not even enough to bring it down.

this is a high energy production and it grabs you from the start and pulls you along.  it's involving and just a great show and experience.

if you're in nyc or going to be, make a point to see 'the cher show.'


let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'


Tuesday, December 4, 2018.  "All that I have is that I saw.  I saw without being afraid and without turning away.  And that I didn't forgive the unforgivable."


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Invaded Panama. Invaded Iraq (the first time) on a lie. Withheld evidence from Iran/Contra hearings. Highway of Death. We ignore the horrible things former politicians did, "honor them for their service" when they die, then wonder why the next ones are worse.





That's the man some are mourning, a true War Criminal.

And you can't mourn a War Criminal without a lot of lies.  Which is how we get Barbra Streisand. 


Two years ago this week, I was honored to invite our 41st President and First Lady to my first ever concert in Texas. They came to my dressing room before the show and we exchanged gifts. I’m glad he and Barbara are together again. RIP. 🙏🏻





I'm so glad you made nice, Babsy.

Let's see when did you do your live concert again?  Hmm, September 1986.  Why again?  You were so scared to perform live but you were more scared about what might happen to our planet if the Reagan-Bush years continued into Bush years, remember now?

Remember any of the crap you said at the time?

The reality of War Criminal George H.W. Bush does not get "kinder and gentler" if you just zoom in to his domestic activities.  He campaigned on racism (the Willie Horton ads) and he campaigned on sexism.  He especially campaigned on sexism because he had the 'wimp factor' issue to overcome.  From Susan Faludi's BACKLASH: THE UNDECLARED WAR AGAINST AMERICAN WOMEN:

Rather than meeting the demands of women, the GOP men struck macho stands that they hoped would impress their own sex.  Bush hoped especially to prove his manly mettle to members of the press corps, who seemed as obsessed with the "wimp factor" as the male politicians they were covering.  "I get furious," Bush assured them.  "I go ballistic.  I really do and I bawl people out.  Of course, everyone's running for cover."  He even predicted, more wistfully than assertively, "Maybe I'll turn out to be a Teddy Roosevelt."
During the race, Bush's campaign managers dismissed questions about women's rights; they were too trivial to warrant comment, they said.  "We're not running around and dealing with a lot of so-called women's issues," Bush's press secretary indignantly told the New York Times.  When Bush summoned a group of elected officials to advise him during the campaign, only one was a woman.  While the candidate claimed that opposition to abortion was a cornerstone of his campaign, he didn't give this critical concern of women's much apparent thought.  When asked in a televised debate if he was "prepared to brand a woman a criminal for this decision," he said, "I haven't storted out the penalties."  His one seeming nod in the direction of working women's needs during the campaign was a penny-ante child care proposal that would give the poorest working families about $20 a week in tax breaks.  This pocket change was supposed to pay for basic child care that, on average, costs four times as much.  In the end, the Bush campaign's only real gesture to women was,incredibly, the selection of Dan Quayle.  His youthful blond looks, Republican leaders told journalists, would surely charm the ladies.



I'm sorry, unlike Barbra I don't support abortion rights one moment and, the next, shed tears and offer praise for a man who tried to destroy women's rights.  George H.W. Bush was despicable.   The April 1988 and April 1992 abortion right marches in DC?  We had to take to the streets to push back against Poppy Bush and all the other sickos who thought they could control women's bodies.


Some women were repeatedly targeted by Poppy Bush.  This was especially true if the women were women of color and/or gay.  Kevin Naff (WASHINGTON BLADE) remembers how homophobic Poppy was:



There’s nothing more galling than revisionist history and last weekend’s reactions to the death of former President George H.W. Bush brought an onslaught of it to many social media feeds and, more predictably, to mainstream media.
I was stunned to see my own feeds filled with tributes to the 41st president — some written by gay men. And on World AIDS Day, no less.
Even the Advocate — once a leading critic of the Reagan-Bush administrations — joined this chorus of glossing over Bush’s anti-LGBTQ record. In an Advocate story posted on World AIDS Day about Bush’s death, the word “AIDS” appears just once in a reference to Reagan. The headline describes Bush as “no enemy of LGBTQ people.”

Chris Johnson (WASHINGTON BLADE) reports:


Gay former Rep. Barney Frank, whose 32-year tenure in Congress included the George H.W. Bush administration from 1989 to 1992, told the Washington Blade in an interview Saturday the late former president “was bad” on LGBT rights and “wouldn’t do anything” to advance them.
“I asked him, for example, to rescind the Eisenhower rule that said we couldn’t get security clearances,” Frank said. “He refused to do it. Bill Clinton did a few years later.”
Frank also said Bush refused to roll back military’s ban on gay service members, which was administrative and not statutory in the days before the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law of 1993.
“Bush was simply unsupportive on any issue,” Frank added.
[. . .]


Larry Kramer, a longtime activist against HIV/AIDS, was succinct in response to a Blade email inquiry on whether Bush deserves credit for signing the Ryan White Care Act into law.
“I will not give him credit for anything,” Kramer said. “He hated us.”

Poor Barbra Streisand.  Yet again, Larry Kramer's telling truths and Babsie's hedging her bets.  One stands for LGBTQ rights and the other just uses gays to try to prop up her dying career.


Sometimes it's as basic as you tell the truth or you lie.  You stand up or you whore.  As Rose says in Jane Smiley's A THOUSAND ACRES (Michelle Pfeiffer gives an incredible performance as Rose in the film version which recently came out on Blu Ray), "All that I have is that I saw.  I saw without being afraid and without turning away.  And that I didn't forgive the unforgivable."

Rose can make that claim.  Whores like Barbra Streisand cannot.

More than any other Americans, the Bush Crime Family destroyed the country of Iraq and left so many people damaged.  Raya al-Jadir (INDEPENDENT) explores realities for the disabled and challenged in Iraq:



Years of wars, economic sanctions and corruption have dominated life in Iraq and contributed greatly to the fact that the disabled community is simply not a priority for the government. Poverty rates in Iraq are on the rise, affecting 35 per cent of the population according to the ministry of planning, meaning many are unable to afford education or healthcare.

Official statistics indicate that there are more than 1.3 million disabled people in Iraq (3 per cent of the population); campaigners however believe the real number is three times that. Although Iraq is party to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, media activist Ali Adil says: “In Iraq, many persons with disabilities continue to suffer from marginalisation and lack of access to their basic rights, in addition to community discrimination.”
On paper, every disabled person in Iraq is in receipt of a financial allowance regardless of whether the person is in employment or not – this amounts to approximately £66 a month. The stipend depends on the assessed severity of the person’s disability and to qualify Iraqis have to go through various consultations and medical examinations. As one activist who works with the British Council in Iraq informed me, “This long and bureaucratic system is almost 'disabling' the disabled person.”
Specialist care and services are either inaccessible or non-existent. Families often choose to home school their children in an effort not to send them to mainstream schools which are ill equipped to provide support or tackle discrimination.

Accessing healthcare has also become out of reach for many who cannot afford to pay. Rahma, a four year old girl, has phenylketonuria (PKU) a genetic condition that can lead to a build-up of the amino acid phenylalanine, which untreated can lead to brain damage and seizures. A protein-limited diet and supplements can prevent serious build ups, but these are not available in Iraq; her mother has to order it from abroad costing her more than £400 per month.


Here's a cold hard reality, the Iraqis above?  They didn't get 30 minutes of airtime over the weekend but Poppy Bush got non-stop praise on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and it will continue today.  It's an informercial selling War Criminals and war.  And useless whores like Barbie Streisand -- now 92% plastic thanks to all the fillers in her face -- will rush to identify with the criminals.  Barbara is not of the people and if you missed that, while she was promoting her album (Sour) WALLS, she sat down for an interview and explained why so many Republicans saw her in concert -- "They're the only ones who can afford the tickets!"  She thought that was funny.  She claims to be a Democrat, she claims to be a feminist, she claims to love her fans.  But she's perfectly fine with charging outrageous prices that guarantee only the very wealthy can see her.


Corruption, it inflicts more than just governments.  But it does inflict governments -- the US, certainly, and it's puppet Iraq.

At the end of October, Adil Adel al-Mahdi was moved from prime minister-designate to prime minister despite his inability to form a full Cabinet.  He still doesn't have a full Cabinet, despite constantly promising 'next week.'  John Davison and Ahmed Rasheed (REUTERS) report:


The two largest parliamentary groupings to emerge after the vote in May - one led by populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and the other by Iranian-backed militia leader Hadi al-Amiri - formed a tacit alliance in October when they picked a president and approved 14 out of 22 cabinet ministers.
But since then there has been stalemate, mainly over the empty interior ministry post dominated for years by allies of Amiri, who are backing the former head of a paramilitary force supported by Tehran. Sadr meanwhile says no one with a political affiliation should get the post.
A vote in parliament to fill the vacant ministries in Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s cabinet has been repeatedly put back.  


RUDAW reports that al-Mahdi's finally come up with choices for his eight empty Cabinet posts:


Dara Nuradin – Ministry of Justice

Falih Fayadh – Ministry of Interior

Faysal Jarba – Ministry of Defense

Qusay Abdulwahab Suheil – Ministry of Higher Education

Saba Khayradin Tani – Ministry of Education

Abdulamir Hamdani – Ministry of Culture

Nouri Natiq Dlemi – Ministry of Planning

Hanna Immanuel Gorgis – Ministry of Immigrants and Immigration



But nominees require a vote in Parliament.


PM has arrived at the parliament building. On the agenda is a vote on the remaining 8 cabinet positions, including Defence & Interior.
 
 



Breaking: MPs say only six out of the eight remaining ministers will be voted on today; the two ministeries excluded are the Defense and Interior Ministries due to discord over the candidates
 
 



Huge walkout in 's parliament in protest over candidates for his half empty cabinet.Bif crisis is looming.
 
 



Meanwhile, the flooding continues in Iraq.

Iraq: Families flee Mosul homes following flash floods

The NRA Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) has been taking some of America's brightest and most patriotic youth to Washington DC each summer for over two decades. The high school juniors and seniors spend an action packed week in the capital. They meet the leaders of our country, visit historical places and engage in enlightening competitive debates. The program has enriched and motivated scores of young leaders. The mission of Y.E.S. is explore our American government, Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution. It encourages participants to become responsible citizens who participate in the democratic process and return to their community with a proactive voice for the Second Amendment. Y.E.S. also offers up to $50,000 in college scholarships for students who demonstrate strong leadership skills and knowledge especially during the debates and current event seminars.

NRA Board of Directors member Linda Walker notes, "The National Youth Education Summit (Y.E.S.) program is a unique opportunity for some of America’s brightest and scholarly high school students. The students I’ve had the honor of meeting, who were participants, are very special. They are intelligent, very patriotic and enthusiastic to bring back to their communities what they learned over the course of the week they were in Washington, DC. These youths are our future leaders. This program exists because of the generous donations made to NRA’s Foundation, which is an educational division of the NRA.”

One lucky Ohio senior from Coldwater High School was selected to make the trip in 2018. Elizabeth Schoen is a rather shy young lady but highly motivated in learning with a strong love of the outdoors and shooting sports. I first meet her at the League of Ohio Sportsmen Coonskin Cap Brigade outdoor youth education camp. She completed that four-year program and was invited by instructors to return as a Junior Leader at the camp which she has done for about five years. Last summer she was all excited to share her NRA Y.E.S. experience.

Schoen explained how she was encouraged to apply by her brother and Father saying, "My Dad heard about the program when my brother was eligible. They researched the program and he applied but wasn't accepted. It is a national scholarship so I really didn't expect to win. My first thought was that it would be good practice for writing other scholarship applications. I thought it was a good opportunity to learn. I am so glad I followed through with the application. Being with the NRA leaders and the other young people sounded like one great experience."

The application process is rather challenging. Prospective students must research and submit a paper on a specific topic. Schoen explains, "We had to chose a topic from three subjects. I chose the one "Does the Second Amendment still hold the same meaning today as for our Forefathers". I had to research the Second Amendment and present a conclusion. I concluded that the Second Amendment still holds the same meaning today. The reasons for the amendment have changed. The meaning of the words are used differently today, especially the "well regulated militia" phrase. At that time the militia was the people. There wasn't an actual military. The Founding Fathers feared a permanent army because the British used their army against the people. It is the same as today that our citizens should be well armed and have access to arms. The Founding Fathers wanted citizens to be able to take over the government if it becomes tyranny. The other reason is for self-protection and that is the same today also. But it is also different because then it was the wilderness of a new country but today it is self-defense."

The NRA website explains that every Y.E.S. experience is connected to history. The NRA National Firearms Museum features weapons from wars and other important periods in America’s past. The federal government branches the students visit have preserved Americans’ rights and freedoms since the establishment of the Constitution. Memorials reminded everyone of the greatest leaders, heroes and defenders of freedom in American history. An important part of American’s freedom is our democracy.

Students get a firsthand look at the institutions involved in the democratic process and American politics. They tour the U.S. Capitol, visit the Supreme Court and explore the National Archives where they see the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights. A current events discussion and formal debate provided the opportunity for the students to engage in the political process by discussing relevant and timely topics.

Schoen comments on her experience, "I've been to Washington DC before. My favorite thing was the Marine Corps parade, the marching band and different parade formations. It was very cool. I also really enjoyed the Marine Corps museum. Another very big part was going to the NRA headquarters. We got to shoot at the NRA range and that was awesome! We shot .22 rifle, pistol and AR-15. We got to shoot different style rifles and pistols. I've shot a lot with my family but there were a couple of people who had never shot previously. It was a real mixed group of shooting experience and everyone had a great time. I learned so much about the NRA. They talked about to us about all the programs the NRA offers. I never realized how many programs the NRA is involved. I didn't realize all the programs that don't involve shooting guns. It's personal protections, Refuse to Be a Victim, Eddie Eagle and they help schools with protection against intruders."

Schoen has brought her experience back to Ohio. She loves to talk about the NRA and to encourage others to apply to the Y.E.S. She adds, "I will speak at the local NRA banquet about the Y.E.S. program. Everyone should definitely submit an application. It's a real opportunity to learn more and meet some amazing people. I'm a shy person and was scared to go. I got so close to the others in the program. We have a group chat. Someone is always talking and texting. It was so much fun. It changed my point of view on many topics. I know it was eye-opening for so many of us."

If you are currently a high school sophomore or junior actively engaged in academics, leadership and community service now is the time to apply. Applications for Y.E.S. 2019 are now open! The Y.E.S. 2019 sessions will be taking place July 8-14 and July 22-28. More information can be found online at https://yes.nra.org/ or by calling the NRA at  (800) 672-3888 ext. 1351 or email yes@nrahq.org.

Outdoor writer and hunter education instructor Larry S. Moore is a long-time volunteer leader for Buckeye Firearms Foundation and winner of the 2005 USSA Patriot Award, the 2007 League of Ohio Sportsmen/Ohio Wildlife Federation Hunter Educator of the Year and the 2010 National Wild Turkey Federation/ Women in the Outdoors Hunter Education Instructor of the Year.


          Mueller gives new details on Flynn%26#x27;s secretive work for Turkey      Cache   Translate Page      
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          US senators: we're certain Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi's murder      Cache   Translate Page      

US senators: we're certain Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi's murderSenators have emerged from a classified briefing by the CIA director, Gina Haspel, saying they are certain that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered the murder of the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. “If the crown prince went in front of a jury he would be convicted in 30 minutes,” Bob Corker, the Republican chair of the Senate foreign relations committee told journalists immediately after the Haspel meeting. A handful of leading senators from both parties attended the secure briefing from Haspel, who flew to Turkey to hear tapes of the 2 October killing from Turkish intelligence intercepts.



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Turkish Airlines will introduce direct flights from Istanbul, Turkey, to Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland for the winter season 2019–2020.

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          How the modern British roast Christmas dinner evolved and the carrot is the only native of the UK      Cache   Translate Page      
We have America to thank for our turkey, and the Mediterranean for our veg, Professor Dave Hodgson of University of Essex has said. Even the carrot bears no resemblance to what it once did.
          Baby born after first womb transplant from dead donor      Cache   Translate Page      

A mother has given birth to a healthy baby girl after surgeons implanted a womb in her body taken from a dead person. The birth, in Brazil, is the first reported involving a deceased donor womb transplant. Ten previous attempts, in the US, Czech Republic and Turkey, to achieve a live birth using a womb taken from a dead individual, had all ended in failure. The first birth after a womb transplant from a living donor took place in Sweden in September 2013. Since then there have been 39 such procedures resulting in 11 live births. The recipient in the ground-breaking latest case involving a dead donor was a 32-year-old woman born without a womb due to a rare genetic disorder. In September 2016 she was given an unexpected chance of motherhood after undergoing the womb transplant at the Hospital das Clinicas in Sao Paulo. The uterus was taken from a 45-year-old donor who had died from a brain haemorrhage. Surgeons spent 10.5 hours plumbing in the organ by connecting veins, arteries, ligaments and vaginal canals. News of the procedure was disclosed in The Lancet medical journal. The use of deceased donors could greatly broaden access to this treatmEnt Dr Dani Ejzenberg, from the Faculty of Medicine at Sao Paulo University, who led the team, said: “The use of deceased donors could greatly broaden access to this treatment, and our results provide proof-of-concept for a new option for women with uterine infertility. “The first uterus transplants from live donors were a medical milestone, creating the possibility of childbirth for many infertile women with access to suitable donors and the needed medical facilities. “However, the need for a live donor is a major limitation as donors are rare, typically being willing and eligible family members or close friends. “The numbers of people willing and committed to donate organs upon their own deaths are far larger than those of live donors, offering a much wider potential donor population.” After surgery, the anonymous recipient remained in intensive care for two days before spending another six days on a specialised transplant ward. She received five immunosuppression drugs to prevent her body rejecting the new organ, as well as other treatments to combat infection and blood clotting. Five months after the transplant, the implanted womb appeared to have been successfully incorporated into her body. Ultrasound scans showed no abnormalities and she was menstruating regularly. Two months later eight fertilised eggs were implanted into the womb. The early embryos produced by IVF treatment had been frozen and stored four months before the transplant. Pregnancy was confirmed ten days after implantation, said the medical team. No complications were reported other than a kidney infection at 32 weeks that was treated with antibiotics. A baby girl weighing 2.55 kilos (6.6 pounds) was born by caesarean section after a pregnancy lasting 35 weeks and three days. During the delivery, the transplanted womb was removed and showed no abnormalities. After the birth both patient and baby appeared healthy and well. At the age of seven months and 20 days, when the case report was written, the baby was breastfeeding and weighed 7.2 kilos (15lbs 14oz.) The authors pointed out that despite its success the procedure involved major surgery, high doses of immunosuppressants, and moderate levels of blood loss. This opens the possibility of women donating their womb following death, as with many other organs Future recipients undergoing similar transplants would have to be fit and healthy to avoid complications, they said. An estimated one in 500 women have no wombs or abnormal wombs due to hysterectomies, inherited disease, malformation or infection. Before womb transplants became a viable possibility their only options for having a child were adoption or surrogacy. British expert Andrew Shennan, professor of obstetrics at King’s College London, said: “Uterine transplant and subsequent pregnancies, including from live donors, have previously been reported, but this is the first case of a successful pregnancy from a deceased donor. “Successful pregnancy, without evidence of any compromise in spite of the uterus (womb) being without oxygen for eight hours before transplant, was unique. “This opens the possibility of women donating their womb following death, as with many other organs.” Richard Kennedy, president of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS), said: “The IFFS welcomes this announcement which is an anticipated evolution from live donors with clear advantages and the prospect of increasing supply for women with hitherto untreatable infertility.”

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GOP Rep. Chris Stewart (UT) shrugs of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder saying “journalists disappear all over the country.” This is how democracies die….. Stewart told CNN’s Brianna Keilar:  “Journalists disappear all over the country. Twenty have been killed in Mexico. You don’t think it happens in Turkey and China? Of course it does.” This comes as a […]

GOP Rep. Chris Stewart Shrugs Off Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder: “Journalists Disappear All Over The Country”


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Nichole, I have been on subutex for two years. Due to my doctor retiring and me being done with the side effects of subs i decided to quit cold turkey. I waited til I started to feel the withdrawal symptoms and I took 4grams of red bentuangie kratom (which was recommend by my local kratom shop). I felt better within 30 minutes, no lie. I have been on it ever since and had almost no withdrawal symptoms whatsoever. I know everyone is different but kratom worked for me no doubt and gave me my life back free of opiates. I hope this helps. Take care.
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Istanbul prosecutor files application for warrants for Prince Mohammed bin Salman's aides accused of being "among the planners" of the murder

          INTERVIEW WITH SAMUEL HASSOUN, AMERICAN EX-MILITARY WHO MOVED TO SYRIA IN 2011      Cache   Translate Page      


Samuel Hassoun is an American of Syrian descent. His grandfather was Syrian, and in 1995 he first visited Syria, visiting numerous times afterwards, eventually meeting what would become his wife. He and his Syrian wife moved to Syria in March 2011.
We discuss the realities he was seeing and hearing in Syria versus the lies reported on corporate and Gulf media on Syria, as well as many other aspects of life in Syria and the long-manufactured war on Syria.

Related Links:

EARLY DAYS IN SYRIA: WESTERN NARRATIVE VS REALITY

Talk With American-Syrians in Latakia, part 1

Talk With American-Syrians in Latakia, part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvFeGIoISLo&

Daraa Priest, Father Gerges Rizk, on What Really Happened in Daraa 2011

Dr Amer Ghantous on Lies Around Daraa 2011

Kassab Resident: Why the Attack on Syria

Deconstructing the NATO Narrative on Syria

“Prem Shankar Jha’s, “Who Fired The First Shot?” described the slaughter of 20 Syrian soldiers outside Dara’a a month later, “by cutting their throats, and cutting off the head of one of the soldiers.” A very “moderate”-rebel practice.
In “Syria: The Hidden Massacre” Sharmine Narwani investigated the early massacres of Syrian soldiers, noting that many of the murders occurred even after the Syrian government had abolished the state security courts, lifted the state of emergency, granted general amnesties, and recognized the right to peaceful protest. [https://www.rt.com/op-ed/157412-syria-hidden-massacre-2011/#_blank]
The April 10, 2011 murder of Banyas farmer Nidal Janoud was one of the first horrific murders of Syrian civilians by so-called “unarmed protesters.” Face gashed open, mutilated and bleeding, Janoud was paraded by an armed mob, who then hacked him to death.
Father Frans Van der Ludt—the Dutch priest living in Syria for nearly 5 decades prior to his April 7, 2014 assassination by militants occupying the old city of Homs—wrote (repeatedly) of the “armed demonstrators” he saw in early protests, “who began to shoot at the police first.”

Syrian comedian Treka on Fake Revolution, Fake Chemical Attack, and more

Syria: NOT A Revolution!
SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT ASSAD:
“On March 29, 2011 (less than two weeks into the fantasy “revolution”) over 6 million people across Syria took to the streets in support of President al-Assad. In June, a reported hundreds of thousands marched in Damascus in support of the president, with a 2.3 km long Syrian flag. In November, 2011 (9 months into the chaos), masses again held demonstrations supporting President al-Assad, notably in Homs (the so-called “capital of the ‘revolution’”), Dara’a (the so-called “birthplace of the ‘revolution’”), Deir ez-Zour, Raqqa, Latakia, and Damascus.
Mass demonstrations like this have occurred repeatedly since, including inMarch 2012, in May 2014 in the lead-up to Presidential elections, and in June 2015, to note just some of the larger rallies.
In May 2013, it was reported that even NATO recognized the Syrian president’s increased popularity. “The data, relayed to NATO over the last month, asserted that 70 percent of Syrians support” the Assad government. At present, the number is now at least 80 percent.
The most telling barometer of Assad’s support base was the Presidential elections in June 2014, which saw 74 percent (11.6 million) of 15.8 million registered Syrian voters vote, with President al-Assad winning 88 percent of the votes. The lengths Syrians outside of Syria went to in order to vote included flooding the Syrian embassy in Beirut for two full days (and walking several kilometres to get there) and flying from countries with closed Syrian embassies to Damascus airport simply to cast their votes. Within Syria, Syrians bravedterrorist mortars and rockets designed to keep them from voting; 151 shells were fired on Damascus alone, killing 5 and maiming 33 Syrians.”

Syrians Flock to Vote in Lebanon

Homs Heflah to Celebrate June 3 Presidential Elections

INTERNAL REFUGEES HOUSED IN GOVERNMENT SECURED REGIONS:
“…the owner is displaced from Aleppo, from one of the first areas to be infested by terrorists. He lost he three apparently very-well known and loved croissant/bakery shops, all the equipment, his home and all furnishings when he and family fled the terrorists to Latakia. His personal loss also of course affected the 10 employees he had in Aleppo. Here, he worked for about 4 months in Jableh before opening his first croissant shop in Latakia, which has since blossomed into two apparently very popular croissant shops.
Of note: one of millions of internally displaced in Syria who have fled the terrorists to government-secured safe areas to re-start life, losing all his investment, but also again dispelling the MSM myth of Syrians fleeing the government and SAA.
Another shop owner fled a different area of Aleppo for the same reason, losing his garment factory (where 76 people worked), all of the equipment inside (including 40 machines), and his shop in the Old City of Aleppo, which like the factory was looted by western-backed “freedom-loving” “moderate-rebel” terrorists.
He too has re-opened in Latakia, starting slowly, first getting a small space in one of the markets here and selling others’ clothes, then acquiring a small workshop to manufacture his own again.
His story is filled with sadness and loss, including a 20 day old son…of kidnappings by the thugs the west calls “rebels”, and also of the steadfastness exhibited by Syrians over and over during this dirty war on the sovereign nation….”
“Tartous houses 1 million internally-displaced from all over Syria, including people from Deir ez-Zor, Raqqa, Aleppo, Homs, and elsewhere, according to the Governor of Aleppo (as of mid-2016), who said the city is known as “mini-Syria” in recent years due to its hosting of Syrians from all over.
“The 1 million IDPs share Tartous’ resources, schools, and hospitals with 1 million inhabitants.”
They are not housed in tents and camps, but in schools/other buildings-turned refugee centres, as well as houses. I visited one of these centres while in Tartous, also visiting centres in Latakia, Aleppo, Damascus over the past few years.”