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Matthew Perry is back in therapy after worrying fans about his well-being in a tweet on Wednesday. The former Friends star suggested he had been “kicked out of therapy,” but when the comment became a news item, following the actor’s longtime battle...
          Democrat Elizabeth Warren announces US presidency bid      Cache   Translate Page      

Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren has officially launched her election campaign to become the party's presidential candidate for the 2020 United States polls.

Warren on Saturday made the announcement at an event in Lawrence in her home state of Massachusetts, where she took a shot at the current administration and the nation's politics, Xinhua news agency reported.

"We need to take power in Washington away from the wealthy and well-connected and put it back in the hands of the people where it belongs," she said in her speech.

The campaign of Warren, who's on the Democratic Party's left flank, will focus on economic equality, government accountability and reining in big corporations.

She pledged on Saturday to "break up monopolies when they choke off competition" and "take on Wall Street banks so that the big banks can never again threaten the security of our economy."

Warren has faced questions about her past claims of Native American ancestry. Her decision last year to release the results of a DNA test intended to prove her claims drew criticism from Native American groups.

The senator apologized earlier this week for those claims, clarifying that she is not a member of any tribe.

Brad Parscale, campaign manager for President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election, accused Warren of being a "fraud."

"Elizabeth Warren has already been exposed as a fraud by the Native Americans she impersonated and disrespected to advance her professional career, and the people of Massachusetts she deceived to get elected," Parscale said in a statement on Saturday.

Trump has called Warren "Pocahontas" and claimed that she benefited in schools and work from minority status.

Warren, 69, has represented Massachusetts in the Senate since 2013. In November last year, she won re-election to the upper chamber for a second term.

She's now officially joining a crowded field of Democrats seeking the party's nomination to take on Trump next year.

Other prominent Democratic figures who have announced presidential bids include California Senator Kamala Harris, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.



          Presidential election in Macedonia to take place on Apr 21      Cache   Translate Page      

Skopje, Feb 10 (IANS) The presidential elections in Macedonia will be held on April 21, Macedonian Speaker of Parliament Talat Xhaferi has said.

Xhaferi on Friday said that the second round of elections will be held on May 5, if needed, Xinhua news agency reported.

The term of the current Macedonian President, Gjorge Ivanov, ends on May 12.

Meanwhile, Macedonian parties are intensifying the process for the nomination of their candidates in the presidential election.

Zoran Zaev's ruling Social Democratic Union party (SDSM) hasn't announced the candidates' names, so far. SDSM has announced that the party will choose its candidate at a party conference to be held on March 3.

VMRO-DPMNE's main opposition party in Macedonia will announce its candidate on February 16.

As of now, nine contenders have submitted their candidature.

The term of the President's office in Macedonia lasts five years.



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Damascus, Feb 10 (IANS) The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have started the final attacks against the Islamic State (IS) militant group in eastern Syria, Kurdish activists reported.

Following the evacuation of more than 20,000 civilians from the town of Baghouz in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour Province, the SDF on Saturday started the night operation against the last IS-held pocket in the eastern Euphrates region, according to Mustafa Balli, head of the SDF media office, Xinhua news agency reported.

Balli said the battle aims to eliminate all remaining IS militants in Baghouz.



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          Calls to 'abolish billionaires' raise eyebrows, but they've been a long time coming      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • A New York Times editorial titled "Abolish Billionaires" introduced many readers to an increasingly strong rallying cry on the American left.
  • Progressive politicians are calling for significantly increased taxes on the rich to counteract exceptionally high levels of wealth inequality in the US.
  • While there may be eyebrow-raising rhetoric around these policies, they aren't radical.
  • This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on "Better Capitalism."

For the first time on a large scale, Americans are debating whether to allow the existence of billionaires.

On Thursday, The New York Times published columnist Farhad Manjoo's "It's high time we abolish billionaires" above the fold on the front page of its print edition. While Manjoo is far from the first person to articulate the idea — see freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's call for a 70% tax rate for income above $10 million or Sen. Elizabeth Warren's call for a 3% wealth tax for fortunes above $1 billion — the unequivocal rallying cry was something different for the paper of record.

The ensuing arguments about his piece were about what you'd expect: ad hominem attacks and the pitting of capitalism against socialism. A Fox News panel called Manjoo "an idiot" and dismissed the critique of inequality as an attack on capitalism. Readers raised examples of "good billionaires."

Democrats have been arguing for years now about the value of socialism, but as Ocasio-Cortez's policy adviser Dan Riffle — known for his Twitter handle "Every Billionaire is a Policy Failure" — alluded to in a tweet, even if AOC, Sen. Bernie Sanders, or Warren are too radical for you, just look at what Trump-appointed Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell is saying.

"We want prosperity to be widely shared. We need policies to make that happen," Powell said on Wednesday, according to the Washington Post. "The U.S. lags now in mobility. And that's not our self-image as a country, nor is it where we want to be. ... We have some work to do to make sure that the prosperity we do achieve is widely spread."

Regardless of an ideological lens, there's a growing consensus: The United States needs a course correction, and decreasing inequality is crucial.

The rich are clearly getting richer

The French economist Thomas Piketty wrote that, "the incomes of the top 1% collectively made up 11% of national income in 1980, but now constitute above 20% of national income, while the 20% of US national income that was attributable to the bottom 50% in 1980 has fallen to just 12% today."

Additionally, he wrote, "while average pre-tax income for the bottom 50% has stagnated at around $16,000 since 1980, the top 1% has experienced 300% growth in their incomes to approximately $1,340,000 in 2014. This has increased the average earnings differential between the top 1% and the bottom 50% from 27 times in 1980 to 81 times today."

It's not wild, then, to call the moment we're in America's "second Gilded Age," referring to the post-Civil War era of robber barons and industry, where the wealthy kept living better and the poor kept getting worse.

Occupy Wall Street remained relatively small in the wake of the financial crisis, but it did make income and wealth inequality, the language of the 99% and the 1%, a prime topic of discussion. Populist sentiment increased throughout the country, and Vermont's democratic-socialist senator and New York's celebrity real estate billionaire did better in the 2016 election than anyone predicted. The latter, Donald Trump, became president and right-wing rhetoric won, but it also brought with it standard conservative policies, like tax cuts for the rich.

Read more: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren's 'soak the rich' tax plans are supported by an increasing number of Americans

'Abolishing billionaires' isn't as radical as it seems

In his article in the Times and during a followup on Twitter, Manjoo proved to be less into the notion of going so far as to virtually capping how much money Americans could make — not even Ocasio-Cortez has advocated for that —but he is in support of significantly higher taxes on the rich. And you don't have to be a radical for that. There have been many polls that show the majority of Americans at this point are in favor of the same thing.

While "abolish billionaires" is an eye-catching phrase with radical implications, raising taxes to pre-1980s levels is certainly not radical, said Stephanie Sterling, vice president of advocacy and and policy at the Roosevelt Institute.

Sterling told Business Insider that questioning the role of billionaires in our society "is an important contribution to the debate," because it's focusing on structural changes that need to take place, to keep extreme wealth from harming the economy.

What the country needs, she said, is "robust antitrust policy, meaningful limits on stock buybacks, much higher tax rates, and the meaningful restoration of the ability to form and join unions." If getting riled up about billionaires leads voters to elect officials who support those policies, that will successfully correct for what she considers to be the mistakes of the past 40 years.

"I think we're all passengers in a billionaire hijacking," author and critic Anand Giridharadas told Business Insider about how the US got to a boiling point. "We were all drugged on the plane, and these guys are now terrified in the cockpit because they're realizing that in the back there we just woke up."

The billionaires themselves are taking sides

Potential presidential candidates and fellow billionaires Howard Schultz and Michael Bloomberg are not fans of Ocasio-Cortez's call for a 70% tax rate for income above $10 million or Warren's call for a 3% wealth tax for fortunes above $1 billion, and have used phrases like "un-American" and referred to chaos in Venezuela as proof of where these policies would lead.

Investor and progressive activist Nick Hanauer, however, saw this coming. Hanauer, whose fortune must approach $1 billion considering he signed Warren Buffett and Bill Gates' Giving Pledge, famously wrote in Politico a few years ago that "the pitchforks are coming."

He told Business Insider that he's been seriously considering the notion that every billionaire is a policy failure, saying "there can be no doubt that the thrust of the argument is correct — that in a country where so many people are barely getting by, or not getting by at all, an economy that mints billionaires is structurally deficient. There is no reasonable moral or practical justification for these disparities in wealth and income."

Hanauer noted that even with significantly higher taxes, America's wealthiest would remain on top, and their buying power would remain relative.

"I also feel strongly that the Neoliberal contention that me getting immensely wealthy does not harm you, and that your objection to it is just petty jealousy is also wrong," he said. "The richer the rich get, the farther apart the rungs of opportunity are stretched. An economy dominated by a few people with infinite wealth is characterized by arms races for status that benefit no one and harm most people."

SEE ALSO: 'We're all passengers in a billionaire hijacking' says the critic who has the world's richest people buzzing

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As we close out the first week of February, there's bit a flutter of small news nuggets materializing out of the "Star Trek" continuum and we've got 'em all here for your consideration!
          Ten players killed as fire sweeps through Flamengo lodging in Rio      Cache   Translate Page      
Fire swept through an unlicensed lodging at the training centre of Rio de Janeiro soccer club Flamengo on Friday, killing 10 members of the club's youth team and injuring three more, one of them seriously, firefighters and news reports said.

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          FNC's Carlson Fact Checks Ocasio-Cortez Strategist on Green New Deal      Cache   Translate Page      
During Friday's edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez advisor Robert Hackett disputed some provisions of the Green New Deal as highlighted by the eponymous host. Carlson read aloud a portion of a Frequently Asked Questions document from her office, which asserted that the Green New Deal would "totally overhaul transportation," which would mean "building out high speed rail at a scale where air travel would become unnecessary."  Hockett went on to claim that that particular provision of the Green New Deal was being "misunderstood."  Eventually, Carlson interrupted Hockett and corrected him on a claim that he had made earlier in the program that the Green New Deal would not pay people "unwilling to work." Carlson informed Hockett that the "unwilling to work thing was in her backgrounder," telling him that it has been "absolutely confirmed." Hockett still disputed the idea, telling Carlson he had found the "wrong document," even when he pointed out that "NBC and lots of other news outlets are saying that was in the backgrounder."  
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          “Senseless act of vandalism” sees GAA pitch in Kilkenny destroyed overnight      Cache   Translate Page      

Ger Walsh has told KCLR News this morning it was witnessed by a club member.

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          Ivanka Trump denies president issued security clearances for her or husband Jared Kushner      Cache   Translate Page      

Ivanka Trump denies president issued security clearances for her or husband Jared KushnerDonald Trump’s daughter, who serves as a senior adviser in the White House, denied on Friday that her father was involved in issuing security clearances for her or her husband, Jared Kushner. Ivanka Trump made the remarks during an interview with ABC News host Abby Huntsman in an interview for The View. “There were anonymous leaks about there being issues,” Ms Trump said.

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According to a recent change in Android’s source code, this year’s Pixel 4 from Google could come with dual-SIM functionality enabled. This is news and it’s not; the Pixel 3 line is technically dual-SIM, but the functionality is disabled in most markets. You see, the Pixel 3 contains an eSIM as well as its hardware nanoSIM …

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At the southernmost head of Northport Harbor, the aptly named Harbor Head Brewing Company is producing craft beers that are popular with both boaters and landlubbers.

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Via The Saker blog,

Reporter’s Diary from Venezuela.

Georgy Zotov (author of AIF weekly)

This is the personal view of the correspondent on today’s life of Caracas.

Translated by Scott

Day one...

Our Air France flight was grounded in Paris for 5 hours; no one wants to land in Venezuela in the middle of the night, due to the “dangerous criminal situation.” The airliner is half empty, the passengers, judging by nervous conversations, are only Venezuelans. A taxi driver, while leaving the airport, locks the doors, and sweetly warns that after dark, bandits scatter spikes on the roads and rob the stranded cars. “Oh, don’t worry, Amigo, I have an old car. They are not interested in old, cars.” That’s where you understand why Caracas is ranked first in the ranking of the most dangerous cities in the world. It’s too late for supper, but I at least want to exchange my US dollars for Venezuelan bolivars. I ask my cab driver. He violently shakes his head:

“No, no, no. I do not mess with such things, it’s illegal!”

“Whatever,” I laugh at him.

“Tomorrow, someone will take the dollars, maybe even with my hands torn off.” I was wrong…

The following morning, no one at the hotel wants to look at my dollars.

The hotel employee tells me to go to one of the official “exchange stores” but honestly adds: “only Americans, or complete jerks go there.”

In Venezuela, the official dollar exchange rate is 200 bolivars, and the “black market” exchange rate is 2,715. And if you exchange your currency in a bank, then according to this calculation, a bottle of ordinary water will cost 330 rubles, and a modest lunch in an inexpensive cafe—7,000 rubles per person. Judging by the stories on the Internet, in Venezuelan people should simply kill each other for dollars, but this is not the case.

There is also other things different from perception. On western news, it is shown that demonstrators fight with police daily, tens killed, hundreds wounded, the sea of blood. But in Caracas, all is quiet. In an afternoon, people are sitting in cafes and idly sipping rum with ice, while maintenance crews sweep the streets. It turns out that the world ‘s leading TV new sources (including CNN and the BBC) show some fantasy film about Venezuela. “Demonstrations?” yawns Alejandro, a street vendor selling corn. “Well, Saturday there will be one, sort of. On one end of the city will be a rally of opposition supporters, and on the other, Maduro supporters. The police keep them separate to prevent fights.”


You browse the Internet, you turn on the TV, and you see the revolution, the people dying on streets to overthrow the “evil dictator Maduro.” And you come here, and nobody cares.

Then it got even better. Never in my life have I had so many adventures while trying to exchange one currency for another. The country has a problem with cash money, long queues waiting for the ATM, and even the street dealers of “currency” have no “efectivo,” as they call cash. I wander inside a jewelry store and ask if they want some “green.” The answer is “No.” Everyone acts like law-abiding citizens. I am told that police recently started arresting people for private exchange, that’s why people don’t want to associate. One owner of the jewelry store almost agrees.

“What do you have? Dollars? No, I won’t take that.”

“Why now?”

“I take only the Euros …dollar, man, is the currency of the aggressor, they try to tell us how to live!”

Damn it! I have money in my pocket, and I can’t even buy lunch! Finally, a certain woman, nursing a baby in a workplace, very reluctantly agrees to exchange 2,200 bolivars for a “buck.” I want to curse her out, but I have to live somehow. Bolivars seem like a beautiful, unattainable currency, which hides all the benefits of the world, that’s why they are so hard to get. I’m nodding in agreement. The woman calls somewhere, and asks to wait. After 15 minutes she tells me that “there is a problem.” Of course, money is not to be found. Her man couldn’t withdraw them from the ATM, everywhere the ATMs are on a strict daily rate.

“President Maduro is fighting for the strengthening of the national currency,” explained the nursing mother. “We all use our cards to pay for everything.”

I don’t know how it works, but yesterday an exchange rate was 3,200 bolívars for 1 dollar, and today the “bucks” fell to 2,700. I have started to realize that in the very next few days I’ll starve to death with dollars in my pocket. A unique fate, perhaps, that has never happen in history.

In the next kiosk cash for gold place I am offered a plastic debit card loaded with local money, and then I would try my luck withdrawing bills from neighboring ATMs. “Or, maybe not, if you’re not lucky.” Well, of course. By the way, an attempt to buy a SIM card for the phone also fails. They don’t sell them to foreigners, you need a Venezuelan ID card. Yes, and I have nothing to pay for it. The feeling is that the dollar is a gift that no one wants. Sadly, I walk by stores. People come out of there with packages of eggs, bread, packs of butter. The range is not like in Moscow, of course, but again, if you believe the news on TV, Venezuela is suffering from a terrible famine, supermarkets are empty, and people are fighting each other for food. Nothing like that. There are queues, but not kilometers long. In general, television stations in the United States and Europe (and ours too) created their own Venezuela, drawn like a terrible cartoon. I walk into a cafe at random.

“Will you accept dollars for lunch?” I ask hopelessly.

“Yes, at the rate of “black market” they whispered to me.

“But the change will also be in dollars... sorry, no bolivars at all...we’ve been hunting for them ourselves for weeks.”

My first day in Venezuela is over. How unusual. I’ve been here for 24 hours, and I’ve not held a Bolivian bill in my hand. Oh, but there will be more...

Day two...

60 liters of gasoline here cost five cents, and a basket of basic food products - 50 rubles (about 90 cents).

“The gas station,” my driver reaches into his purse and takes out a banknote of 2 Bolivar. The exchange rate of the Venezuelan currency changes every day, and today it is 2,580 bolivars per one dollar. In Russian money, that is 10 cents. “We must now fill a full tank,” says the taxi driver. 60 liters of gasoline cost 1 bolívar, but we give the 2 bolivars bill, because there is no 1 bolivar bill.  I can’t believe that is a full tank of fuel costs FIVE CENTS?

“And how much can you even fill at this price?”

“Once a day for every citizen. And it’s enough for me.”

All the way to the center city, the driver scolds President Maduro, and tells me how much he loves America, and how it will be good when the “guy with mustache” is finally overthrow by the Americans.

I start to think that I don’t feel sorry for Maduro at all. He really corrupted en entire country with such generous handouts. And they willingly take, but no one says “thank you,” just that they want more and more.

On the street there is a long line into a “social supermarket,” a place you can buy 400 types of goods at the solid low prices. These shops were established by the late President Hugo Chavez “to fight inflation and protect the poor.” The stores are funded by the Venezuelan government. The buyer comes with a passport, gets a number, and waits in line until they are allowed to enter and buy a certain set of products. The selection isn’t very impressive, only the essentials: chicken, bananas, pineapples, sausages, milk. A box of these food items costs of equivalent of 50 rubles. CNN and the BBC show videos of Venezuelans wrapped in rolls of toilet paper and sadly wandering across the border with Colombia. The toilet paper is found in absolutely every store, and without any problems. I am once again simply amazed: Western TV news is something from Hollywood, they are not reporting but making fantasy blockbusters. On the BBC website I read that hungry Venezuelan children after school go to take a look at the street vendors cooking meat. I’ve been all over the town. Restaurants, cafes, eateries, during the lunch hour are crowded, and people look well-dressed. The mass hunger, the Western media paints for us, doesn’t exist in reality.

I take a few pictures inside the supermarket, and I am immediately approached by the workers or “Maduro followers.”

“It’s forbidden to take pictures here.”

“Is this a military facility?”

“Leave or we’ll call the police.”

“Listen, everywhere on TV they tell us that there is hunger in Venezuela. I want to prove that the reality is different.”

“We are not interested, we just work here: leave immediately!”

I started to understand perfectly well why Nicolas Maduro lost the information war. Hugo Chavez was often praised even in private conversations, but even Chavez supporters find little positive to say about Maduro.  When people protested against Hugo’s endless nominations as the head of state, he used to meet them with the open arms, smiling and saying : “Guys, what’s the problem? I’m your President, I love you, let’s sit down and talk!” Maduro doesn’t have this image of being one of the guys. He is not able to communicate with the public, and his assistants, like the employees of the social store, can only push and ban and threaten with the police.

On the streets, provincial farmers sell fruits and vegetables: mango, tomatoes, cucumbers. All about the same price of 25 rubles per kilogram. Here, a dozen eggs from street vendors is 4,800 bolivars or about 130 rubles, and that is not cheap. During the peak of oil prices, when a barrel of oil was sold for $150, Venezuela lived on the principle of a rich fool. To develop domestic production? No, what is that nonsense?  We can buy every triviality abroad. Even the managers of the oil production weren’t local, they hired specialists from Europe, and paid them a lot of money. Food imports into the country reached 95 percent. And now the situation is not too different. When I order my meal in a cafe (incidentally, still paying in dollars, all attempts to change dollars to bolivars failed), I get excellent pork. “Where is it from?” “From Colombia.” “And chicken?” “From Brazil, that’s why it’s so expensive.” Even flour for bread comes from neighboring Guyana. Chavez and his successor Maduro wanted to be “people’s presidents,” handing out money left and right. But then oil prices collapsed, food shortages began, and people rebelled. People demand as before: cheap food in supermarkets, gasoline for nothing, and they don’t want to hear anything more or less.

“Chavez was a great guy!” says a fan of the former president, 75-year-old Raul Romero, dressed in a red “chavist” shirt.

 “Maduro is nothing like him! There is speculators on the streets, he does nothing. In his time, Chavez arrested the dealers raising food  prices, closed their shops, confiscated land from landowners, and gave it to the people. We need a firm hand, a real dictatorship!”

In the TV world, Maduro is portrayed as a dictator and executioner, although in Venezuela, he is openly scolded for being meek; they draw cartoon of him, and insult him as much as they can. But who cares about the truth? Much more colorful to show the suffering for the toilet paper.

Day three...

“I got robbed by a COP for my phone. I’m talking on the cell phone outside, he walks over to me, pokes in my side with his gun. “Give me your mobile.” I don’t understand immediately, and automatically continue the conversation. He cocks his gun, and says, “Kill.” I give him my phone. It’s still good, I love being robbed by cops. They are not bandits from the “Barrios,” the poor neighborhoods in the mountains, who can shoot you first and then rummage your corpse’s pockets. I’m lucky, I’ve lived in Venezuela for 27 years and this was the first time I was “hop-stopped.” A lot of people get robbed every year.

I am talking to Mikhail, a citizen of Russia living in Venezuela since the beginning of the nineties. He helps me move around Caracas and instructs me on how to visit the local slums. “You don’t have protection? Oh, who would doubt that. Then leave your watch, phone, and camera at the hotel. Take some money for a taxi, you also have to have some cash in case you get ambushed, otherwise they might get offended and kill you. Sometimes, people get shot in an arm and a leg, that survivable.” After such a nice story, I still go to the “Barrios.” It is there that the supporters of President Nicolas Maduro mainly live. According to CNN and BBC, impoverished people in Venezuela are revolting against the government. Nothing can be further from the truth; it’s a wealthy middle class that goes to demonstrate. Maduro is applauded in poor neighborhoods, because the President gives their residents free food sets enough for a month and gives free (!) apartments. Formally, they belong to the state, but people live in them for generations.

“I will cut a throat for the President,” a heavily-tattooed man smiles menacingly, and introduces himself as Emilio.

“Who else would give me food and a ‘roof ‘ for free? He is our father and benefactor.”

Maduro deliberately does not touch such people, which is why crime in Caracas gushes over the edge. I am advised not to stop on the street to look at anything, but just to keep going, otherwise bandits will have time to look closely at me. That’s why they have constant robberies on the streets, plus the police and the national guard can easily take away your favorite things. No one can be happy about all these. “I love Russians,” told me the businessman Carlos while conversing over coffee near the Plaza de Bolivar.

But you’d better send Maduro economic advisers. Teach him a lesson! He doesn’t know anything about economy. He has one recipe for everything, to give more money to the poor, more free apartments, free food, free gasoline, to build a full communism here. But with this, sorry, any state would collapse.”

The opposition rally in the Western part of Caracas is huge, at least 100 thousand people gathered. The protesters are friendly to me, Russia here is respected. It is not considered an enemy. Zero aggression at all… and then I  wonder about what I see on CNN, videos of the opposition being rolled into a pancake by tanks. The police keep the neutrality, it disappears from the streets, to not give a cause to provocateurs. People are happily waving flying in the sky military helicopter. Many-in t-shirts with the American flag, a man passes by, holding a hand-written poster with the altered slogan of Donald Trump -“Make Venezuela great again.”

“Do you love the U.S.?”

“Yes, adore it!”

“I remember you already had a pro-American President in 1993, Carlos Andrés Pérez. He sharply raised the price of gasoline, 80% of the goods were imported, he drove the republic into billions of IMF debts. People went to demonstrations, and Pérez drowned them in blood, killing 2,000 people…then he fled to America.”

The man freezes, with his mouth open. Finally, he gets the gift of speech back.

“I hope this time the pro-American President will be different.”

“Are you sure?”

“Sorry, I have nothing to say.”

Asking the girl from the opposition how she feels about the US:

“The US is our neighbor, let them change the power here.”

“In countries where the US changed power like Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, hundreds of thousands people were killed. Are you ready for this?”

Again, she pauses and sighs.

“No, no, no. We are not Africa or Asia. All will go peacefully. Venezuelans will not kill each other.”

Where the opinions splits is the question of whether the free gasoline and free food packages will remain with an American-instilled government. Many are sincerely sure that the “freebies” will remain under a new president. How else? The minority that recognizes that state gifts will be canceled say that they at least “we will be free.” As I said, the protesters are mostly well-dressed, well-off people. By the way, the leader of the opposition, Juan Guido, also has no real economic program promising to “quadruple the oil production.” No one thinks that after that price will fall four times. In short, I get a feeling that neither the President, nor the opposition, know anything about the economy in Venezuela.

The demonstrations in support of Maduro take place at the other end of the city, to prevent the opponents from fighting.

“You Americans are insolent!” screamed an old woman in a red t-shirt rushing towards me.

“Bastards! You should be hanged on a first tree! Cheers to socialism!”

“I’m Russian, grandma.”

The old lady recoils.

“Sorry, please.”

“Don’t get that upset, senora.”

Many people gathered here are joyful, dancing and singing.

A soldier stands in front of me and doesn’t allow me to take any pictures. Not just me, but also other passers-by.

“You can’t take pictures here.”

“Says who?”

“President Maduro.”

No, Maduro is definitely doing everything he can to be disliked. Those gathering here are poor, blue-collared workers and farmers from the suburbs. I am interested , honestly, were you brought here on the busses? “Yes, he did!” says one grandfather, proudly displaying a portrait of Che Guevara.

“But I would walk here for Maduro! It’s a lie that we were paid to be here.”

Other people applaud him happily. I shake hands. “Russians are welcome! Venezuela loves you, you’re home.”

The day of rallies is over. The maintenance crews came to the sidewalk, strewn with plastic bottles, crumpled packs of cigarettes, and other debris left after by a cloud. At the entrance of an old house, old people drink coffee.

“They say that today some general has defected to the side of the opposition,” says one of them.

“Some significant person.”

“What’s this guy’s name?”

“Who knows?”

Venezuela is split in half. And the situation there may change at any moment.

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Compiled 9 Feb. 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, “Twenty Two Faces.” Articles on a CIA/Vatican Ninth Circle Child Sacrifice Cult:

Below is a summary of information from the Internet. It would be up to the individual reader to do their own research and decide whether or not it was valid. A Special Thank You to Martha for her untiring research efforts in discerning the Truth, Dale who keeps me in line and Ken who uncovers almost unlimited intel on pedophiles to help us Save the Children. Patience is a Virtue. Having Virtue is a sign of a good moral being. Good moral beings have the power to overcome evil and change the world.

Judy Note: The RV was said to have begun on Feb. 5 with the Chinese New Year. Some have reported being paid out and were liquid. Bank Front Screen Rates were rising, so being first may not always be the best thing. Zim redemption would begin anytime between now and Feb. 15. If the US was GESARA compliant (US Border crisis resolved) currency exchanges would take place after Feb. 15. At any time HSBC could send out notices to set exchange/ redemption appointments. Some say by Mon. Feb. 11.

A. Rumored Timeline:

Zim redemption would begin anytime between now and Feb. 15. If the US was GESARA compliant (US Border crisis resolved) currency exchanges would take place after Feb. 15. Some say by Mon. Feb. 11.

Feb. 15 was also the deadline for funding the U.S. government.

On Feb. 15 President Trump and Queen Elizabeth were to formally collapse the British (with Brexit) and American (Federal Reserve, IRS) Cabal financial system, along with implementing Martial Law in both the US and UK.

If the Border Wall wasn’t funded by Feb. 15 Trump said he would declare Martial Law.

Certain major announcements would be made over the following long weekend to Feb. 18, which celebrated Washington’s (a new nation functioning within the original Constitution) and Lincoln’s (freedom from slavery) birthdays.

B. Feb. 8 2019 10:56 am EST Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure: GCR/RV Intel Alert for February 8, 2019 Operation Disclosure (Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on intelligence leaks received from several sources which may or may not be accurate. Other confirmed sources may also be included in this overview.)

1. All sovereign nation must be GESARA compliant or be locked out of the new quantum financial system.

2. The Cabal has been attempting to overthrow/control governments to disrupt GESARA. This is why there was an attempted coup in Zimbabwe last month.

3. The Cabal were attempting to derail GESARA by not passing Brexit and not giving border wall funding for Trump.

4. Brexit was the UK's GESARA compliance. The UK is the last sovereign nation to be non-compliant with GESARA.

5. The Brexit vote is on the 15th. The UST runs out of funding on the 15th. If Brexit is not passed, martial law will be declared in the UK. If border wall funding is not received, a national emergency will be declared in the US. Both may occur simultaneously.

6. The declaration of martial law in the UK and a national emergency in the US will mark the end for the Cabal. GESARA will be enforced via military intervention. Mass indictments, arrests and tribunals will occur in the US. The UK will break up starting with Northern Ireland and Scotland. The Cabal will be totally wiped out worldwide.

7. This would cause the financial markets to crash, which would pave the way for a sudden surge of funds via the RV/GCR. Something historical might happen this month.

8. The RV may begin either before or after these events. Watch the 15th.

C. Feb. 8 2019 9:46 pm EST Draining the Swamp Steele, X22 Report (video): X22 Report w/ Robert David Steele: Swamp Draining, Fed Takeover, and More

D. Feb. 8 2019 11:05 pm EST Intel: Shadow Super Exopolitical Intel Report -- February 8, 2019

E. Feb. 8 2019 Wells Fargo, Chase, US Bank Down:

F. Feb. 8 2019 New Border Wall Building, Fox News:

G. Feb. 8 2019 2:35 am ESTMueller Before FISA Court FBI Cheated on 75 Warrants (video): (Video) Black Conservative Patriot -- Mueller Hauled Before Secret FISA Court Because the FBI Cheated on 75 Warrants

H. Feb. 8 2019 Message from HSBC Official, Tilton: email from HSBC official; New Dinar Rate Published in Gazette, Rates are pulsing on Bank Screen

News Hong Kong: funds launched.

News Europe: funds are liquid.
News Reno: Starts on Mon. Feb. 11: All activities will start from Mon. Feb. 11 of next week and the payments, as well as the release of the contracts, will be completed without fail from 11 Feb.

I. Feb. 8 2019 Trump Planning Mass Arrests Of VIP ‘Deep State’ Traitors, Anon

J. Feb. 7 2019 10:02 pm EST Mueller, (video), Sather: (Video) Destroying the Illusion -- [2.7] Censorship Uptick | Mueller News | Mysterious BOOM's | Pole Shift | 5G | Vaccines

Mueller hauled before secret FISA court to address FBI abuses in 2002, Congress told -

Senate Investigating Mueller FBI's Prosecution Of "Orgy Island Billionaire" Jeffrey Epstein -

Military exercises rattling nerves around LA -

Magnetic north just changed. Here's what that means. -

When Secrecy is Better than Official Disclosure of Extraterrestrial Life -

Killer 5G warning: Expert warns superfast broadband could cause CANCER in humans -

Ketamine Could Be the Key to Reversing America’s Rising Suicide Rate -

K. Feb. 7 2019 Q BOOMS, Sierra:

Jordan Sather's latest video has an interesting connection between four booms recently heard around USA - and the Q clock. It seems to confirm that Q knew AHEAD of time about the BOOMS. Future proves past. Watch the video from 12' 40' - 17' 40"

L. Feb. 7 2019 10:00 pm EST (video), X22 Report: (Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1786: Doc Dump Discovers [CB] Used as Weapons | It’s Time, Investigations Begin

The EU is now in a deep panic, they thought they were controlling the situation but now they realize the people are in control, they don't want a no-deal BREXIT because it would expose them. EU commission slashes forecast economic growth is slowing. The [CB] economy in the US is hitting a tipping point, the entire system is ripping itself apart. Wikileaks dumps docs showing the DS used the CB system to weaponize their attacks on other nations. The CB are not independent they are the problem.

More proof the DNC was not hacked. Schiff pushes his agenda, wants to look at Trump's business dealing, this has nothing to do with Russian collusion anymore. Schiff says he will release the House Intelligence docs, the only problem Nunes already did this. Whitaker pushes back on the house and says the will talk to the committee as long as it kept non political. Rand Paul makes the call, sets up a Senate committee to investigate those individuals who lied to congress. Senate opens up investigation into Epstein Island, the Senate was the key. The Neocons are pushing their agenda in Venezuela, it seems like there are two operations happening in Venezuela, one run by the neocons the MSM and other by the patriots. Melania sends a message about RBG.

M. International Child Sex Trafficking Ring:

DeNiro a Client of Underage Prostitution Ring:'s-more

US Arrests Jewish Extremist Sect for Kidnapping Children:

70,000 Elite Pedo Ring Busted by Police, 30 countries involved By alexmark

An Internet pedophile ring with up to 70,000 members — thought to be the world’s largest —has been uncovered by police, a security official said Wednesday.

The European police agency Europol said in a statement that “Operation Rescue” had identified 670 suspects and that 230 abused children in 30 countries had been taken to safety. More children are expected to be found, Europol said.

It said that so far 184 people had been arrested and investigations in some countries were continuing. Most of those detained are suspected of direct involvement in sexually abusing children.

They include teachers, police officers and scout leaders, AP reported. One Spaniard who worked at summer youth camps is suspected of abusing some 100 children over five years.

Europol director Rob Wainwright said Wednesday the ring, which communicated using an Internet forum, was “probably the largest online pedophile network in the world.”

Cori Bassett, a public affairs officer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in an email that there had been five arrests and four convictions in connection with Operation Rescue in the U.S.

“Arrests so far have been made in Georgia and Connecticut. ICE continues to pursue the leads provided by Europol,” she added.

The website was shut down following the three-year investigation, Europol said.

N. History:

Between Oct. 1 2017 and March 31 2018 the US Mint and Gold Reserves were audited by the Office of Inspector General. Many were served federal indictments, arrested and found guilty of illegally confiscating public funds. Audits you haven’t heard about:

Sat. Jan. 2 Military Tribunals: For around two years there would be Military Tribunals litigating charges on political elites including Bush, Clintons, Obama, Biden and Soros, whom were believed now residing at, or on their way to GITMO.

Mon. Jan. 21 early morning: the Cabal-owned USA Inc. rule over national and international monetary systems ended. US Taxpayers were no longer funding the IRS, Federal Reserve, Bank of London, Vatican Bank and Central Banks across the globe, but sending US tax monies directly to the new US Treasury in Reno. There was a restoration of the US Republic while We The People returned to the original Constitution. Power over political and monetary affairs had been taken away from political elites in Washington DC and given back to The People in their local State-run governments.

Tues. Jan. 29: The Gold Standard was announced as President Trump tweeted: “Our economy, right now, is the Gold Standard throughout the world.”

Tues. Feb. 5: The first phase of the RV was said to have begun after Mon. midnight or 12:01 am Tues. Feb. 5.

O. Redemption/Exchanges:

Zim redemption appointments would be made through emergency text, or email with the number to call. Currency exchange appointments would use 800#s sent out through websites or email. If you were a Zim redeemer and called an 800 number you would be steered to a redemption center in your area, or be given another number to call to obtain your redemption appointment. Global Markets were set to crash in order to hide the huge influx of monies from the Global Currency Reset.

P. Resources:

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

Military Tribunals, complete transcripts:

C-VINE International News Network Facebook for Military Tribunals:

Trump Twitter: Donald J. Trump ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

Trump’s Email:

Q Posts:



Martial Law:

Updates for the week prior:

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 8, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 7, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 6, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 5, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 4, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 3, 2019

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 2, 2019
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Dinarland Highlights - 2.8.19

Bruce (The Big Call)

Even though it has been relatively quiet for a lot of people, what we have received has been very good for us.

...We did hear Iraq put their budget which was passed in the Gazette yesterday. I do not know if everything they have done has been released to the world yet which is fine. At this point it is a moot point. We are not waiting on Iraq for anything... Guess what? For them to have a budget and to have it passed, they had to have a new rate which they do. I know the rate which are on the screens at the banks now. I know the rate for the Dong now.

...I mean this is happening. The rates are there. They are live. They are pulsing at the regular intervals, making the changes relatively every 18 minutes. That is normal.

...I am excited for us, guys. I am very excited for what is coming... I am excited because everything is in position to go. We should be on our way shortly. Let’s see what happens.

Frank26 (KTFA)

...we are very, very close! The RI of the Iraqi Dinar does not need the budget. The budget needs the reinstatement. That’s why everything is going before the reinstatement. That’s why it’s confusing to many people. They are doing this backwards because they have to. Everything is being set up...And that’s why the RI came out first and that’s why it’s positioned and that’s why they are International and about to make the announcement, IMO of course. The Iranian Central Bank is doing International transactions with Iraq with their own specific currencies. . ..There are a lot of things that are screaming International! Iraq is going in the right direction that the USA wants them to.

Adam Montana

"Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met on Thursday with his Iraqi counterpart Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad."

Barzani meets with Mahdi re: HCL (?) "First visit... since the approval of (the budget)"... It's only been a week! This is moving, and fast.

Mountain Goat


Abdul Jalil is telling us in this article many important points.

1. the banks are now making money outside of the currency auctions (loans, mortgages, card fees, etc..) and perhaps it’s time not to solely rely on the spread of the currency exchange for bank revenues, thus they can eliminate the auctions and get the project to delete the zeros done now (which includes reinstate the dinar);

2. not raising the zeros complicate contracting with companies;

3. can hold up the funding for the reconstruction efforts;

4. Abdul Jalil is asking – Why did we do all this international banking reforms and comprehensive electronic banking reforms, if we are not going to raise the zeros from the currency? He alludes to the fact that he thought this was part of the reason for all this past work. So where is it then? Why is it taking so long. Do we need to get the GOI involved to force you to do it?

5. Abdul Jalil attitude on this article puts pressure on the CBI to respond. We all need some positive news on this project. WE have not heard anything from the CBI now for over 3 months. Abdul Jalil is saying that it should not be the sole responsibility of the CBI but to get the GOI involved in the decision process too. I happen to know the GOI is involved and they are the hold up so it is NOT the CBI...

Iraqi Dinar Revaluation and Global Currency Reset News | Dinar Chronicles

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Below is a list of all of the content posted for Friday, February 8, 2019. This will be useful for those of you who may have missed something on this date.

This list will also be continuously updated as more posts arrive for this date. So don't forget to check back!

(Note: All posts are rated by the amount of views and not by personal opinion.)

~ Dinar Chronicles

(Arrangement of Posts: Oldest to Newest | Top to Bottom)



Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 8, 2019

Operation Disclosure: GCR/RV Intel Alert for February 8, 2019


"In Response to Bruce's Call Last Night" by Midwestman - 2.8.19


"Its Time for the RV" - Thurs. PM (Last Night) TNT Thoughts/News


"Re: We are all Being Effected by the Continuous Lies" by Gene - 2.8.19

"In Response to Anonymous about Tammy" by Carolyn - 2.8.19

"Can you Keep a Secret" by (Anonymous) - 2.8.19

"Re: Restored Republic via a GCR 2/8" by Another Anonymous - 2.8.19

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"Date of the 2019 Budget" by (Anonymous) - 2.8.19

"Needs a Rate" - Fri. AM KTFA Thoughts/News

"Re: Humble Human Angel's Response to Gene" by Terity - 2.8.19

"Michael Murdock... Close!" by DJM - 2.8.19


"In Response to Gene" by Humble Human Angel - 2.8.19

"Final Delay Tactic" - Fri. PM TNT Thoughts

"Calm Before the Storm" - Jester's Place Chat Highlights 2-7-19

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"Dream" - GCR/RV Community Thought - 2.8.19

"I'm with you dgt about Operation Disclosure" by Hollin - 2.8.19




"Its Time for the RV" - Thurs. PM (Last Night) TNT Thoughts/News

"Dragging this out" - Fri. AM TNT Thoughts/News Links

"Final Delay Tactic" - Fri. PM TNT Thoughts


"Needs a Rate" - Fri. AM KTFA Thoughts/News

"After it Happens" - Thoughts from KTFA ChrisC 2-8-19

"Already here" - Fri. PM KTFA Thoughts, News w/ Frank26

Fri. PM KTFA News Articles 2-8-19


"Calm Before the Storm" - Jester's Place Chat Highlights 2-7-19

RV Alert

Operation Disclosure: GCR/RV Intel Alert for February 8, 2019

Guest Posts

"Re: We are all Being Effected by the Continuous Lies" by Gene - 2.8.19

"In Response to Anonymous about Tammy" by Carolyn - 2.8.19

"Can you Keep a Secret" by (Anonymous) - 2.8.19

"Date of the 2019 Budget" by (Anonymous) - 2.8.19

"Re: Restored Republic via a GCR 2/8" by Another Anonymous - 2.8.19

"In Response to Gene" by Humble Human Angel - 2.8.19

"In Response to Bruce's Call Last Night" by Midwestman - 2.8.19

"Re: Humble Human Angel's Response to Gene" by Terity - 2.8.19

"SOTU Speech, my Favorite Parts" by Terity - 2.8.19

"Re: Urgent Need for Help!" by Robert C. - 2.8.19

"I'm with you dgt about Operation Disclosure" by Hollin - 2.8.19

"RV and Winning the Lottery" by Fireswan - 2.8.19

"Re: RV Thoughts" by dgt - 2.8.19

"Clearly Stated" by (Anonymous) - 2.8.19

"Ready Player One: Come with me" by TM - 2.8.19

"Michael Murdock... Close!" by DJM - 2.8.19

"Want to Hear an Emerald Green Monarch Butterfly Joke?" by DJM - 2.8.19


X22 Report w/ Robert David Steele: Swamp Draining, Fed Takeover, and More

Jared Rand’s Global Meditation Call Replay 2-7-19




Elijah List: It's Time to Receive your Portion


Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Feb. 8, 2019

"Dream" - GCR/RV Community Thought - 2.8.19

Willies Truth Call "Be the Light-Share your Love" Tonight 9 PM EST 2-8-19

Dinarland Highlights for February 8, 2019

Yesterday's Posts

RV Intel/Thoughts/News - All Posts for February 7, 2018
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We hear that Iraq is ready, we are waiting for the budget to be published, which it wasn't on Wednesday. It's one of two things either Iraq is not ready or someone is not allowing it to happen. At the same time people are exchanging currency. Seems like we have been here before. Or am I missing something?


lena IMO when the pressure to release is increased to the point where it is greater that the aggregate pressure to hold it, the RV will happen. That has not happened yet.

One thing I do know, it’s time to exchange us and unless a rate in the semis we won’t get exchanged.

Bloomberg: Why Protests in Zimbabwe Pose Old Problems for a New Leader​​s-a-new-leader-and-old-problems-quicktake

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Samson » February 8th, 2019

Vietnam : Credit growth of 14% a feasible target for 2019

2nd February, 2019

The country’s credit growth target of 14 per cent set for this year, the same rate as last year, was reasonable and achievable, economists said.

Nguyễn Đức Thành, Director of the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research under the Vietnam National University - Hanoi’s University of Economics and Business, said credit expansion is expected to remain stable this year at around 14 per cent.

According to Thành, there is no reason for a higher credit growth this year when the economy is still gaining a good growth rate without needing capital.

Thành explained that previously, Việt Nam’s economic growth often relied heavily on increased credit, however, things have changed. Now, the economy can grow without strong lending, particularly when the supporting industry as well as the services and agricultural sectors are becoming more attractive to foreign investors. “When credit use improves, there should be a better credit growth policy in the long term,” Thành suggested.

Full Post Here: LINK

Vietnam : Securities, bond markets set for strong 2019

31st January, 2019

SSC chairman Trần Văn Dũng. He predicts the stock market will continue its strong development this year thanks to positive macroeconomic fundamentals

Trần Văn Dũng, chairman of the State Securities Commission, speaks to Vietnam News Agency about the securities market’s prospects this year following negative growth in 2018.
What’s your assessment of the size and quality of the stock and bond markets?

The Vietnamese economy developed strongly in 2018 with macroeconomic indicators such as GDP growth, import-export turnover, inflation, the exchange rate, interest rate and budget spending meeting or beating targets set by the National Assembly.

The securities market, despite seeing a strong decline due to the volatility of global stock markets, recorded increases in market capitalisation and trading liquidity. It remained a key fund-raising channel for private firms and made great contributions to overall economic development.

The stock market value reached VNĐ3.96 quadrillion (US$170.3 billion) in 2018, up 12.7 per cent year-on-year. The figure was equal to 72 per cent of the nation’s total GDP and outperformed the NA target set for 2020 (70 per cent). The average trading value of stocks and fund certificates was VNĐ6.55 trillion in each session, up 29 per cent year-on-year, and total value of newly-listing shares gained 12.8 per cent to VNĐ1.21 quadrillion.

Despite recent growth, the size of the Vietnamese stock market was smaller than those of other regional markets such as Thailand ($548 billion), Malaysia ($456 billion) and Singapore ($787 billion). In each of those countries, the value of the stock market was more than 100 per cent of its total GDP.

There was also a strong development on the Vietnamese bond market in 2018. There were 573 listed bonds with total value of VNĐ1.12 quadrillion, up 10.4 per cent year-on-year. Of the figure, the value of government bonds (G-bonds) accounted for 98 per cent of the total and the remaining were corporate bonds. The size of the Vietnamese bond market was equal to 35.2 per cent of Việt Nam’s total GDP, which was also modest compared to other regional and international bond markets such as Malaysia (97.7 per cent), Singapore (86 per cent), the Republic of Korea (125.7 per cent) and Japan (211.4 per cent).

What opportunities and challenges face the Vietnamese securities market in 2019?

We have to be aware of external factors that could impact the domestic securities market though it is predicted to receive intense support from the stability of the macroeconomy and last year’s market performance.

Concerns include the unpredictability of the US-China trade tensions that may have negative effects on global trade, economy and capital flow, and the upcoming interest rate increases of the Federal Reserve, which may raise capital expenses on foreign investors, forcing them to run away from emerging markets like Việt Nam.

Regarding internal factors, there is a big chance for the Vietnamese securities market this year. The development, management and operation of the market have gained special attention from the Government, the Prime Minister and officials.

At a Government meeting last year, the Prime Minister emphasised the importance of institutional reform and the development of the private sector. The co-working of ministries and sectors with the combination of fiscal and monetary policies has proved effective and helped stabilise the macroeconomy and the securities market.

The Government recently issued Resolution 01/NQ-CP, which mentions the further development of the securities market through new financial and securities products, and the equitisation, restructuring and listing of State-owned enterprises.

The development of the private sector, improvement of the business environment and enhancement of SOE equitisation in 2019 are expected to provide the securities market with a huge load of high-quality options.

In addition, the Vietnamese economy is forecast to perform better in 2019 as it is lifted by the profound fundamentals achieved in previous years. Budget spending, interest rates and inflation are being kept at acceptable levels and the ongoing development of the amended Law on Securities is expected to help improve the market in the near future.

Under the management of the Government, the Ministry of Finance and the State Securities Commission (SSC), with the presence and participation of market members, I believe the Vietnamese securities market will seize its opportunities to foster future growth. The SSC will continue co-operating with other ministries and agencies to create a good legal system to lure foreign capital to the market.

What policies has the SSC adopted to guide market development in 2019?

To shape a stable, sustainable and efficient securities market in 2019, the SSC will implement both long-term and short-term solutions to make it healthier and stronger. In 2019, the top priority is to get the amended Law on Securities and related instructions approved, such as the instructional document on handling securities violations approved by the National Assembly.

The SSC will also enhance the restructuring of the securities market, complete tasks to establish the Vietnam Stock Exchange, and restructure the operation of brokerage and asset management firms by reducing their numbers and improving their quality. The SSC will also promote solutions to upgrade Việt Nam from a “frontier market” to an “emerging market” by the standards set by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) and the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE).

The policies will focus on luring foreign capital and foreign investors, resolving problems with foreign ownership caps by issuing the revised Law on Securities, and developing additional securities products to draw more participation of foreign investors in the market. The SSC will also work with market members and other government agencies to improve transparency, and reduce administrative procedures to make trading faster and more precise for foreign investors, saving them time, effort and expense.

The commission will co-operate with ratings organisations, including the MSCI, to update information about the Vietnamese securities market and provide international organisations with a clearer, more insightful outlook of the Vietnamese market.

In addition, the SSC will promote the Vietnamese securities market as a transparent and sustainable entity to international investors and ratings organisations.

In 2019, the SSC will continue working with local bourses to launch covered warrant, g-bond futures and other stock index futures like the current four VN30 Index-referred futures. LINK

Vietnam : Central bank to ease lending rates

2nd February, 2019

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) buying net US$4 billion in January may be the way to lower Vietnamese đồng lending rates.

The data was announced at the Government’s monthly meeting on Thursday.

To achieve such a result, the central bank in late November 2018 sold greenback futures that would be delivered in late January 2019 to raise the market supply of dollars, reported on Friday.

Then on the first working day of 2019 (January 2), the central bank for the first time in a year raised its purchasing rate by VNĐ500 to VNĐ23,200 for a dollar from the last-day rate of 2018.

As of December 31, 2018, the purchasing rate for a US dollar set by the SBV was VNĐ22,700. The rate was cut by VNĐ10 on February 8, 2018.

In addition to the two technical measures, the central bank also increased the gap between Vietnamese đồng and dollar interest rates on the interbank market, making Vietnamese đồng more attractive for savings and thus balance the foreign exchange rate with the dollar.

After a month, the central bank was able to lure a huge amount of US dollars for its reserves, proving the supply of foreign currency in Viet Nam had been great and consolidating and helping transform a part of foreign currency held in the economy in recent years.

But SBV may not stop buying dollars from the market, not only to increase its foreign reserves but also to lower the đồng lending rates.

Buying $4 billion means SBV had to inject a huge amount of Vietnamese đồng into the market, which would help balance the market demand-supply during the Tet period – the peak season for making payments – and create additional supply of cash for lenders – who accepted mortgages from borrowers.

Local commercial banks have recently cut their đồng-based lending rates. For example, the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) on January 9 cut its lending rate for short-term loans by 0.5 per cent to 6 per cent.

Vietnamese đồng-based interest rates have been kept more attractive than the dollar-based ones, raising expectations that cash would flow back into commercial banks after the festival was over, and thus, easing the lending rates among commercial banks.

Between late 2018 and late January 2019, đồng-based interbank offered rates kept increasing to 5.19 per cent per year, twice the dollar-based offered rate on the same market.
Between commercial banks and individual and institutional clients, đồng-based offered interest rates showed signs of increasing to 8.5-8.7 per cent per annum for long-term savings.

In 2018, many central banks had to increase interest rates and depreciate domestic currencies to deal with the stronger dollar and the outflow of foreign capital.

During last year, the global markets became used to the Federal Reserve’s rate increase plan as it reflected the “hawkish view” of Fed officials, strengthened the dollar against other currencies and resulted in the outflow of foreign capital from emerging markets.

On January 30, the Fed signalled it may stop raising rates and global analysts saw that could be the end of the rate hike plan. And it may even mean the Fed would cut rates if needed. LINK

Vietnam to create favourable conditions for private firms

7th February, 2019

Vân Đồn International Airport, developed by private Sun Group, was put into operation on December 30, 2018. Việt Nam will continue to hasten efforts of improving the business climate to promote the development of the private sector

Việt Nam will continue to hasten efforts to improve the business climate in terms of quality to create favourable conditions for the private sector to play its role as a driver in promoting rapid and sustainable economic growth.

The country targeted to have one million firms by 2020, of which, there would be a lot of large private corporations who were arising strongly in both domestic and international markets in key sectors like manufacturing, aviation, finance and banking, agriculture and telecommunications.

According to Nguyễn Xuân Thắng, Hồ Chí Minh National Academy of Politics, the private sector was still facing difficulties in accessing resources, market opportunities and advanced technologies.

President and CEO of Vietjet Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo said at the Việt Nam Economic Forum 2019 that Việt Nam in recent years had sent a strong message about building a constructive government with open mechanisms for the private sector.

However, Thảo said it was necessary to speed up the privatisation of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and the restructuring of the banking sector to minimise the negative impacts on macro-finance and growth prospects.

Thảo also urged the Government to develop mechanisms and policies to exploit resources of the private sector for infrastructure development and enable them to grasp opportunities from Industry 4.0 to enhance productivity.

The private sector should be encouraged to participate in what they could do well, Thảo said, stressing that private firms expected to have a fair playground with other economic sectors.

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said in a dialogue at the World Economic Forum in Davos that the private economic sector was an important driver for growth of Việt Nam amid an anticipated slow-down of the global economy.

Phúc added that attracting foreign direct investment together with enhancing linkage with the domestic sector also played a significant role in promoting economic development.

According to Ousmane Dione, World Bank Vietnam’s Country Director, Việt Nam faced a significant opportunity in upgrading its domestic value contribution to capture the benefits of FDI inflows and global value chains. This required enhancing linkages with the domestic economy, he stressed.

Vũ Đại Thắng, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, said that the goal of having one million firms by 2020 was within reach, given the efforts of improving the business climate.

The Ministry of Planning and Investment recently made public a draft law to amend the Law on Investment and the Law on Enterprise, which aimed to create favourable conditions for the businesses and private sector to develop.

Việt Nam set goal of increasing the contribution of the private sector to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) to 50 per cent by 2020, 55 per cent by 2025 and 60-65 per cent by 2030. Every year, the private sector generated 1.2 million jobs and contributed 43 per cent to GDP. LINK

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DELTA » February 8th, 2019

Baghdad announces the unification of customs duties with the Kurdistan region as of February 17

BAGHDAD - The General Authority of Customs announced on Friday that it will begin implementing the Cabinet Resolution No. (13) for the year 2019 concerning the unification of procedures and customs duties at all border crossings. Effective February 17th.

"The Federal General Authority of Customs and the Kurdistan Regional Customs will start implementing the decision as of Sunday, 17 February 2019, which is considered an important step to regulate the trade and import and export activities," the agency said in a statement received by Iraq Press. The unification of customs tariff fees at all border ports, including the ports of the Kurdistan region (Pervez Khan, Bashmakh, Ibrahim Khalil, Haj Omran, Erbil airport, Sulaymaniyah airport).

The decision also included "the adoption of a unified customs declaration (customs declaration) in Arabic and Kurdish according to the customs law," stressing that "all border ports in the provinces and the region comply with the decisions issued by the Council of Ministers on the protection of national product and agricultural calendar."

The decision referred to "the commitment of all border ports in the provinces and the region to implement their part in the international agreements signed between the Republic of Iraq and other countries, especially with regard to customs exemption, and the abolition of the Council of Ministers Resolution No. (186) for the year 2018 on the clearance of containers on the volume of containers and return To the contexts adopted in accordance with the law. "

The Commission also said that the decision also included "the abolition of the current customs points in both (Fayda) (Shiroh - north of Kirkuk) and (Lilan - east of Kirkuk)."

The Commission affirmed that "the decision came to support the private sector through the realization of the principle of fairness in the imposition of fees and to encourage competition between companies on the basis of quality and services in the light of the equal costs among all with the offer that the decision included a significant reduction in imports and the proportion of customs duties of imported goods and goods and the adoption of Unified importation ". Finished (1)

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Frank26 » February 8th, 2019


Iobey777 » February 8th, 2019

Wow! Another article telling us it's coming.....IMO ……BOOM!!!

BlaqueBeauty » February 8th, 2019

I dont think its coming...but already here (smile)

Don961 » February 8th, 2019

The discovery of the largest 10 proven oil reserves in the world .. What is the location of Iraq

Economy , 2019/02/08 20:09


Five Arab countries - Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, the UAE and Libya - have about half of the world's proven oil reserves, based on the 2018 data in the GFP report. link

Samson » February 8th, 2019

Zimbabwe Delays Start of Dollar Trading to ‘Foolproof’ Systems

6th February, 2019

Zimbabwe delayed plans to allow companies and individuals to transfer dollars electronically as it tests systems to ensure they’re infallible, a central bank official said.

The postponement will exacerbate a dearth of cash in the southern African country that’s prevented beer and bread manufacturers from buying raw materials, and led to shortages of food and fuel.

Trading may go live after the central bank has issued its monetary policy statement around mid-February, the official said by phone Tuesday from the capital, Harare. “The system is not yet live, but we will see how it goes by the time of the monetary policy statement,” the official said. Tests are continuing to ensure “everything is foolproof,” he said.

The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries earlier this month said the government should allow banks to trade dollars in a bid to halt the economic collapse, which has seen the official inflation rate surge to 42 percent. The central bank had said on Jan. 29 it planned to test the system until Feb. 1, before going live.

Zimbabwe scrapped its own currency a decade ago to end hyperinflation and adopted a basket of units instead, with the dollar being the most widely used.

The central bank then printed quasi-greenbacks called bond notes and an electronic currency known as RTGS$ to fund rampant government spending. That’s resulted in a convoluted system of exchange rates, with consumers charged different prices depending on how they pay. LINK

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I am back in town and I can’t believe how to speed the Egyptian House of Representatives is moving when it comes to the upcoming constitutional amendments.
I am trying to catch up what has been happening so fast in the past week.

On Tuesday, the Parliament’s general committee approved the proposed Constitutional amendments presented by one-fifth of the MPs on Sunday.

The amendments if passed by the House of Representatives then approved by the majority of eligible voters in a referendum will not only enable the president to stay in power for another two decades but also enable him to have more control over judiciary as well as enable the army to interfere in the political life constitutionally.
The Egyptian parliament
The Egyptian parliament 

I believe any constitutional amendments will take more time for discussions in any parliament’s general committee in the world on any planet in any solar system but we are speaking about Egypt’s current House of Representatives.

Now the House of Representatives will have a final vote on 17 February 2018 and if approved by 2/3 of the MPs then there will be a referendum within 60 days.

The parliament’s biggest bloc “Support Egypt” supports the amendments along with pro-regime parties like “Future of Homeland Party” and “Free Egyptians Party”
Again things are moving fast to the level that I can’t comprehend naively considering we are speaking about alarming constitution amendments.

In the Parliament, 25-30 Bloc is still insisting on its position to reject the Constitutional amendments and I guess some of its prominent members may not stay long in the parliament as I explain later in the post.

Interestingly, the Conservatives Party seems to have a split over the amendments as its leader declared his rejection to the amendments whereas its MPs and other leading figures in the party declared their support.
Needless to say, State-owned media newspapers like Rosa al-Youssef began to attack the Conservatives Party leader Akmal Kartam.
The opposition’s Civil Democratic Movement declared its official rejection to the amendments launching a “Union to defend the constitution”
The centrist and leftist leaning parties declared the launch of that movement as well as their rejection to the amendment in a statement on Wednesday quietly with no proper media coverage.
This is not a political opposition battle against President El-Sisi’s regime as some imagine and the media promotes for to deceive us all. This battle is the battle of every Egyptian citizens. It has ideological goals or aims or personal gains or interest of a certain political powers. It is the battle of being a true state or not to be.
The movement told the Egyptians in its statement to stand together and to say “No to shifting the country’s path to the unknown”, “No to support autocracy and confiscating the citizens’ rights in choice” and “ No to the assault on State’s institutions”.

The Constitution Party, “Karama Party”, “Egyptian Social Democratic Party”, “Bread and Liberty Party”, “The Reform and Development Party”, “The popular socialist alliance party”, “Masr Al-Horreya Party” are among the parties taking part in this movement.

On the other side, at least 45 pro-regime parties declared their support and endorsement to the constitutional amendments including truly less-known to unknown parties.
You do not have to guess which news is being covered in the mainstream media.

Speaking about the mainstream and its focus nowadays only about MP Khaled Youssef and his so-called sex scandal. Do you remember when I told you earlier that Youssef, who opposes the constitutional amendments hinted out that he would pay a so-called price for his “political stances”?
Well, he is involved in an alleged sex scandal that is a mix of #Metoo, hacking, sex tapes and he is out of town too in Paris.
Updated: Some lawyer reported opposition MP Haitham El-Harriri to the prosecution too for allegedly sexually harassing some woman thanks to an alleged audio recording that went viral online.
Youssef and El-Hariri are the prominent 25-30 Bloc I have referred to earlier.

If both are officially accused or convicted, they may lose their seats in the parliament.

A possible scenario that without even being referred to the prosecution, they can be referred to a disciplinary committee in the parliament and lose their seats eventually before 15 February seriously speaking if we take in consideration what happened to MP Anwar Sadat JR.

The Constitutional amendments are also overshadowed by the on-going fight between Al-Ahly SC and the Zamalek- Turki Al-Sheikh’s Pyramids alliance.
All the trends on Twitter are about football related issues in Egypt.
Bottom-line there is no proper mainstream media coverage for those amendments despite their importance and their danger.

I am trying to gather more reactions, mostly opposing reactions from public figures and so far the usual suspects of 25 January revolution prominent figures are leading the online rejection movement.

Now so far there is complete silence from the presidency.

Old videos of Abdel Fattah El-Sisi have resurfaced showing him speaking in praise of the constitution 2014 and how he did not have any intention to stay more than two presidential terms and handing over the presidency to a young president in the age of Emmanuel Macron.

In that video from a public meeting on 19 January 2018, El-Sisi criticized the old constitution “I assume Constitution 1971” for giving the president too much power.
That interview with CNBC that was aired in November 2017 is also shared virally where he said that he would not stay in power more than what was mentioned in the 2014 constitution. “Two terms”
I believe that there is a slight possibility that El-Sisi may come up in the next public event and declare his rejection to the amendments and we will find the parliament removing some of them.

          Elizabeth Warren makes presidential bid official with call for change      Cache   Translate Page      
LAWRENCE, Mass. – Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren made her bid for the presidency official on Saturday in this working-class city, grounding her 2020 campaign in a populist call to fight economic inequality and build "an America that works for everyone."

Warren delivered a sharp call for change at her presidential kickoff, decrying a "middle-class squeeze" that has left Americans crunched with "too little accountability for the rich, too little opportunity for everyone else." She and her backers hope that message can distinguish her in a crowded Democratic field and help her move past the controversy surrounding her past claims to Native American heritage.

Weaving specific policy prescriptions into her remarks, from Medicare for All to the elimination of Washington "lobbying as we know it," Warren avoided taking direct jabs at President Donald Trump. She aimed for a broader institutional shift instead, urging supporters to choose "a government that makes different choices, choices that reflect our values."

Trump "is not the cause of what's broken," Warren told an elated crowd without using the president's name. "He's just the latest - and most extreme - symptom of what's gone wrong in America."

In a tweet, Trump referenced the controversy over her Native American identity, once again using the insulting nickname he's given her.

"Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President," Trump tweeted. "Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!"

Warren announced her campaign in her home state of Massachusetts at a mill site where factory workers went on strike in the early 20th century, a fitting forum for the longtime consumer advocate to advance her platform.

Supporters turned out in below-freezing temperatures, many hoisting signs — "Win With Warren," one read. A Massachusetts bakery created "Persist" cookies for the event to honor the candidate's slogan, "Nevertheless, She Persisted," words first spoken in the Senate to rebuke her.

Warren's rollout rally was a potent motivator for longtime supporters such as Mo Malekafzaly and Carlos Garcia, two longtime backers who attended her rally from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

The choice of Lawrence to start her campaign "shows who she's fighting for," Garcia said. Asked if fellow New Englander Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent, could pose a serious threat to Warren in New Hampshire's critical primary should he get into the race, Garcia said Warren is "such an effective communicator that I think that people will respond to that very well."

Warren went straight from her kickoff to New Hampshire, home to the nation's first primary, where her campaign projected that 350 people turned out for an event in the city of Dover. She plans to spend Sunday in Iowa, where the leadoff caucuses will be the first test of candidates' viability.

Warren was the first high-profile Democrat to signal interest in running for the White House, forming an exploratory committee on New Year's Eve.

She was endorsed and introduced Saturday by Massachusetts Democrats Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy III. Kennedy's backing could prove valuable for Warren, given his status as a rising young Democratic star and his friendship with one of her potential 2020 rivals, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas.

Warren enters the race as one of the party's most recognizable figures. She has spent the past decade in the national spotlight, first emerging as a consumer activist during the financial crisis. She later led the congressional panel that oversaw the 2008 financial industry bailout. After Republicans blocked her from running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency she helped create, she ran for the Senate in 2012 and unseated a GOP incumbent.

She has $11 million left over from her commanding 2018 Senate re-election victory that can be used on her presidential run.

Still, Warren must compete against other popular Democrats who will be able to raise substantial money. A recent CNN poll found that fewer Democrats said they'd be very likely to support Warren if she runs than said the same of former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sanders. Still, about as many Democrats said they'd be at least somewhat likely to support Warren as said the same of Harris or Sanders.

That challenge is on display this weekend as Democratic presidential contenders — or those considering a run — fan out across the crucial early-voting states. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is in Iowa, while New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is visiting South Carolina. Another possible presidential rival, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, planned to be in New Hampshire on Saturday, while Sen. Amy Klobuchar is announcing her bid Sunday in her home state of Minnesota.

And Warren's launch comes at a challenging moment for the 69-year-old senator. She's apologized twice over the past two weeks for claiming Native American identity on multiple occasions early in her career. That claim has created fodder for Republicans and could overshadow her campaign.

On Saturday, Trump's re-election campaign manager was quick to respond to her candidacy and called her "a fraud."

Warren got notable backup from Gillibrand, however, who called her Senate colleague "an extraordinary public servant." Speaking to reporters in South Carolina, Gillibrand said Trump's treatment of women, particularly women of color, was "outrageous."

The campaign launch will test whether the controversy is simply a Washington obsession or a substantive threat to her candidacy. Doug Rubin, a Boston-based strategist who advised Warren during her first Senate run in 2012, said in an interview that most voters will respond to "the powerful message she's been talking about," in terms of battling social and economic injustices, rather than the back-and-forth over her personal identity.

Another threat could come from a fellow senator who has yet to announce his own plans for 2020: Sanders. They're both leaders of the Democrats' liberal vanguard, but some Sanders supporters are still upset Warren didn't support him during his 2016 primary run against Hillary Clinton. And as a senator from Vermont who won the New Hampshire primary, he would likely go into the Granite State as an early favorite if he decided to run again.

Sheri Clark Nadell, a Maine resident who traveled to Warren's New Hampshire event, said that while she likes Sanders and voted for him in his previous campaign, she is less inclined to do so now.

"I'm not sure, at this point, that he could win," Nadell said. "And I feel sad saying that. But we need to win."

Despite their similarities, Warren and Sanders have taken somewhat divergent paths in recent months as they prepare for the primary. After proposing an "ultra-millionaire tax" that would hit the wealthiest 75,000 households in America, Warren told Bloomberg News last week that she continues to "believe in capitalism" but wants to see stricter rules to prevent gaming the system — a marked contrast with the self-described democratic socialism of Sanders.

          Prince Philip, 97, is ready to surrender driver's license after January crash - Fox News      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Prince Philip, 97, is ready to surrender driver's license after January crash  Fox News
  2. Prince Philip, 97, gives up driving licence  BBC News
  3. UK's Prince Philip 'voluntarily surrenders' driving licence after crash  euronews (in English)
  4. Prince Philip Voluntarily Gives Up Driving Following Crash  UNILAD
  5. Prince Philip 'voluntarily' gives up driving following car crash  CNN
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          Apple finally fixes eavesdropping Group FaceTime bug via iOS 12.1.4 -      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Apple finally fixes eavesdropping Group FaceTime bug via iOS 12.1.4
  2. Apple To Pay Teen Who Uncovered FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug  HuffPost
  3. Apple releases FaceTime fix, rewards 14-year-old who discovered eavesdropping bug  Washington Post
  4. Apple releases Facetime eavesdropping fix  10News San Diego
  5. Apple Loop: Classic iPhone Returns To Save Apple, AirPods 2's Healthy Bonus, iPhone's Sneaky Secret  Forbes
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          More News Confirmed About 97-Yr-Old Prince Philip Weeks After Car Accident      Cache   Translate Page      

On January 17, some troubling news was reported about Prince Philip. The 97-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a car accident with two vehicles involved.

According to initial reports, Prince Philip was driving his car at the time of the accident. After years of increasing health issues, many people took to social media to talk about how the Duke shouldn’t have been driving at all.

Following the accident, Queen Elizabeth II was by his side. Thankfully, he wasn’t injured. However, one of the passengers in the other car suffered from a broken arm and other minor injuries.

Now, a few weeks after the accident, Prince Philip has made an important decision. He decided to surrender his driver’s license.

The Buckingham Palace released a statement regarding his decision.

They wrote, “After careful consideration, the Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving license.”

Following the accident, witnesses described Prince Philip as being “very shocked.” According to NBC News, his Land Rover had overturned. Both drivers of each vehicle were subjected to a breathalyzer test.

The police force had said,  “The male driver of the Land Rover was uninjured. The female driver of the Kia suffered cuts while the female passenger sustained an arm injury, both requiring hospital treatment.”

Now, at the age of 97, Prince Philip has given up his driver’s license. In 2017, he officially retired from public life. Over the past few years, he has had to miss several important celebrations due to his declining health.

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          Senator Elizabeth Warren Trashes Trump in 2020 Presidential Announcement: ‘Once He’s Gone…’      Cache   Translate Page      

Democratic Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren recently sparked speculation about whether she would run for the Democratic nominee against President Donald Trump in 2020. However, after Warren became the center of a massive controversy regarding her Native American heritage, a portion of the public suspected she may reconsider her political plan.

On Saturday, February 9th, the Democratic Senator officially launched her 2020 presidential campaign. Warren, an outspoken critic of President Trump, used her campaign launch as another platform to trash the current President of the United States.   

“The man in the White House is not the cause of what is broke,” she said. “He is just the latest and most extreme example of what’s gone wrong in America.”

“A product of a rigged system that props up the rich and powerful and kicks dirt on everyone else. So once he’s gone, we can’t pretend that none of this ever happened. It won’t be enough just to undo the terrible acts of this administration. We can’t afford just to tinker around the edges,” Warren added.

“And that is why I stand here today to declare that I am a candidate for President of the United States of America,” the Senator concluded.

Watch the CBS News clip below for more information:

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In other political news, President Donald Trump just had his annual medical exam; read the results here.

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In the Portland Press-Herald, Donna Edwards argues that the racist nature of blackface was old news a long time ago. The stupid. It burns.
          BERLINER MORGENPOST: Das Vertrauen ist erschüttert / Leitartikel von Alexander Dinger zum Fall Fabian      Cache   Translate Page      
Berlin (ots) - Kurzform: Der Fall Fabien, die bei einem Unfall mit einem Funkstreifenwagen im vergangenen Jahr ums Leben kam, hat enorme Sprengkraft. Die Behörde muss jetzt zügig und transparent zur Aufklärung beitragen. Geschieht das nicht, kann ... Lesen Sie hier weiter...

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Berlin (ots) - Kurzform: US-Präsident Donald Trump steht in Nibelungentreue zu den Saudis - komme, was wolle. Die Bilder des selig lächelnden Amerikaners beim Schwerttanz mit den Scheichs gingen um die Welt. Sie illustrieren die strategische Allianz ... Lesen Sie hier weiter...

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          Fed Cup: Deutschland liegt 0:2 gegen Weißrussland zurück      Cache   Translate Page      
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Hamburg/Braunschweig (ots) - Das Porsche Team Deutschland liegt nach dem ersten Spieltag in der Fed Cup-Erstrundenbegegnung gegen Weißrussland mit 0:2 zurück. In der mit 4.400 Zuschauern gut besuchten Volkswagen Halle unterlag Tatjana Maria (WTA 67) ... Lesen Sie hier weiter...

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          Der Tagesspiegel: Volker Rühe: "Die Bundeswehr muss die stärkste konventionelle Streitmacht Europas werden"      Cache   Translate Page      
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Berlin (ots) - Der frühere Verteidigungsminister Volker Rühe (CDU) verlangt von der Bundesregierung, die Bundeswehr zur "stärksten konventionellen Streitmacht Europas" zu machen. Dies sei die richtige Antwort auf das "hoch gefährliche" Ende des ... Lesen Sie hier weiter...

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          Der Tagesspiegel: Monopolkommission lehnt Altmaiers EU-Reformen ab      Cache   Translate Page      
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Berlin (ots) - Mit seinem Vorstoß, das europäische Wettbewerbsrecht zu lockern, stößt Wirtschaftsminister Peter Altmaier (CDU) auf Widerstand bei seinen eigenen Beratern. "Wenn gesagt wird, man müsse Wettbewerbsbehinderungen in Europa erlauben, ... Lesen Sie hier weiter...

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          Die Royal Canadian Mint trumpft in ihrer Februar-Sammlung mit einer neuen Silbermünze zu Ehren der Fluglegende Billy Bishop      Cache   Translate Page      
Royal Canadian Mint [Newsroom]
Ottawa, Kanada (ots/PRNewswire) - In diesem Monat erzählt die Royal Canadian Mint eine Geschichte des Heldenmuts in den Schlachten des Krieges mit einer Hommage an das kanadische Fliegerass des Ersten Weltkriegs, Billy Bishop. Diese Feinsilbermünze ... Lesen Sie hier weiter...

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          M-Sport Ford wünscht sich für die WM-Rallye Schweden so viel Schnee wie möglich      Cache   Translate Page      
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Köln (ots) - - Werksfahrer Elfyn Evans/Scott Martin und Teemu Suninen/Marko Salminen wollen auf den eisigen Pisten des Winterklassikers von später Startposition profitieren - Mit dem 2017er WRC 2-Weltmeister Pontus Tidemand setzt auch der ... Lesen Sie hier weiter...

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          Der in Seoul veranstaltete Sunhak Peace Prize für 2019 wurde an Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina und Waris Dirie verliehen      Cache   Translate Page      
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Seoul, Südkorea (ots/PRNewswire) - Mit dem Sunhak Peace Prize 2019 wurden Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Präsident der African Development Bank Group, und Waris Dirie, Menschenrechtsaktivistin gegen weibliche Genitalverstümmelung (Female Genital ... Lesen Sie hier weiter...

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          Redesigning text-heavy site      Cache   Translate Page      

@Linda_A wrote:

This may be a little too vague to work with, but I am looking for suggestions for examples or resources to look at for a site redesign.

The site in question – – is quite long-running and has a relatively outdated design aesthetic, even though it has been updated to be more or less responsive. But there are limits to what I can manage on my own, so this time we’ll probably be looking at getting some help. However, I am a bit of a control freak so I would prefer having a pretty solid idea of what direction to go in before approaching anyone. So far, I do know we want to have the front page be able to highlight several different recent stories as well as offer easy navigation through to the various distinct subsections.

One issue with moving forward to a more modern design is that the site contains several different kinds of content: news blogs, galleries and what might best be described as information resources. Finding an overall style that suits it all has not been easy. There’s obviously room for variation, but the site still need to appear cohesive. Another complication has been that the content consists of a lot of text, with relatively few images to break things up.

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          Here are the Galaxy S10+, Galaxy Note 10, Huawei P30 and Moto Z4 Play leaks from last week      Cache   Translate Page      
From Samsung to Huawei, here's a breakdown of almost every smartphone leak from the last few days. The leaks below encompass news ranging...
          Talking about the Virginia train wreck: This hot story is about politics, race and (shush) abortion...      Cache   Translate Page      
Who enjoys reporting and writing stories about abortion? How about this journalism issue: Who wants to write news stories about abortion that offer information and viewpoints from the many articulate believers on both sides of this issue that has divided America for several decades now? Who wants to write about a subject that so bitterly divides Americans...
           ZEE’s Multi-Avatar Multi-Regional Campaign highlights the Diversity in the United Indian Family      Cache   Translate Page      

~ The Ad brings alive how ZEE Family pack with its 23 channels offers genres that fulfil the diverse entertainment needs of every family member, every day!

~ At a special launch offer of Rs. 39* only buy Zee Family Packs instead of individual channels to save more!  ~ 

With an objective to encourage consumers to make a smart choice for the entire family, ZEE, the No. 1television network in the country joins hands with Lowe Lintas to launch their quirky new multi avatar ad campaign featuring popular actors like Ali Fazal, Akhil Iyer, Siddharth Menon, Hitesh Mulkhani & Pradhuman Singh in different regional renditions. Our research on subscriber choice modelling and path-to-purchase understanding pointed towards consumers treating television as a family asset. The monthly purchase is optimized for everyday entertainment needs of all the family members.  Hence ZEE’s approach towards pack configuration has been ‘Family First’ which offers the top genres catering to 85% of the family’s daily viewing needs. Taking the “Channels Ka Chunaav 2019” forward into door to door campaign mode, the new TVC effectively brings alive the diversity in demands of the United Indian Family with a clutter breaking multi- avatar visual representation. 

Viewers will see their favorite actors like Ali Faizal, Akhil Iyer, Siddharth Menon, Hitesh Mulkhani & Pradhuman Singh, display their versatility as they play various members of a family in different regional renditions of this quirky ad.  Portraying the United Indian Family, each actor will play 5different avatars - a 20-year-old younger sister, a sister in law, an elder brother, a father and a 25-year-old boy. The idea to get one actor to play multiple characters helped symbolize that despite being the same family, every member has their own diverse entertainment needs. Stemming from the “Channels Ka Chunaav 2019” campaign, the ad opens up with a politician (played by Yogendra Tiku) who during elections visits a family to ask them for their various demands which he can work towards fulfilling.  Each member states their own quirky demand right from safed baingan ki biryani to Katrina ka kaala chashma, Shahrukh ka number, Azadi to Pragya ke saath selfie. Adding to the creative and ensuring authenticity in bringing alive each character, the voices were given by voice artists and not mimicked by the actors themselves. Further, the demands and quirks in each ad have been customized to that specific region’s cultural nuances. The ad reiterates the message of making the right choice and selecting the Zee Family pack which caters to the TV demands of every member of the family and is now available at a special launch offer of Rs. 39* for a complete set of 23channels. 

Speaking of the campaign, Prathyusha Agarwal, CMO, ZEE said, “With the power of choice shifting into consumers’ hands, this is the start of a big behavioral change for the consumers from a low involvement fee payout to an active choice and purchase process. Research showed that consumers consider television as a family asset, hence the creative hyperboles the diverse demands that are placed on this asset from a seemingly ‘similar’ family.  With the topicality of election demands, the smart selection when it comes to TV pack choices would be to choose the Zee Family Pack at the special launch offer of Rs 39. Its great width of everyday consumption genres like Entertainment, Movies, News and Music and depth with many top channels within each genre make it a smart saver’s first choice.  It is in the consumers best interest to ask their operators and opt for Zee Family Packs vis-à-vis an a-la-carte selection of channels given the great value for money the pack offers. We are extremely happy to partner with Lowe Lintas and Like-Minded People to bring alive this quirky entertaining take on the Diverse yet United Indian Families.” 

Speaking about the campaign, Sagar Kapoor, Chief Creative Officer Lowe Lintas said, “Every family is unique. Every member in the family has unique needs and demands. There’s no better brand than Zee to understand the Indian family. Zee understands a family so well that they know no matter how different a family’s demands may sound, the family still has one soul. Hence the device of one character playing many members of a family. And Zee’s Family Pack to meet every unique need” 

Speaking about the campaign, Piyush Raghani, Director said, “It is very rare to get an opportunity to work on an ad film which allows this kind of creative liberty and at the same time poses a strong challenge i.e. using the same actor to create multiple characters who are different personalities in themselves. They not only have to be funny as characters but so real as people that it brings out the humour in the story of the film itself. The script is the hero in this situation which makes the film stand out in its own way. We, Like-Minded People are glad that we could work on this one and It has been an amazing experience.”

This quirky multi-avatar multi-regional campaign will not only get a high impact promotion across the Zee network channels but also get a 360-degree boost on digital, radio and print platforms. Using the might of the star-studded network, lead protagonists and the viewers most loved characters along with popular anchors across ZMCL will canvass for this campaign. Apart from that, across regular media and social media platforms, ZEE will engage with families in each state to understand and cater to their quirky demands. 

ZEE offers its viewers three very attractively priced packs ranging from the Zee Prime Pack Tamil-SD at Rs. 10* for 8 channels, Zee Family Pack – Hindi SD at Rs. 39* for 23 channels to the ZEE All-in One SD pack that brings the entire lot of 26 channels at just Rs. 59* only. ZEE Family packs offer top daily viewing genres -Entertainment, Movies, News, Music and Lifestyle, that caters to every member of the family, every day. Bringing the best of regional channels, the ZEE packs are available in 11 languages - English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Bhojpuri, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

          Prince Philip Surrenders Driving Licence Following Car Crash Disaster      Cache   Translate Page      

The Duke of Edinburgh has voluntarily surrendered his driving licence, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Prince Philip, 97, escaped injury on January 17 when the Land Rover Freelander he was driving collided with another vehicle when he pulled out of a driveway on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk on to a busy A road.

The duke’s car flipped over in the crash, which occurred when he was apparently dazzled by the low sun, and he was initially trapped and had to be rescued by a passing motorist.

The other vehicle involved, a Kia, was carrying a nine-month-old baby boy, his mother who was driving, and Emma Fairweather as a passenger.

The baby was unhurt, but both women had to be treated in hospital.

A statement released by Norfolk Police today said: “Norfolk Police can confirm that the 97 year old driver of the Land Rover involved in the collision at Sandringham on Thursday 17 January 2019 has today (Saturday 9 February 2019) voluntarily surrendered his licence to officers.

“We will follow the standard procedure and return the licence to the DVLA.

“The investigation file for the collision has been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service for their consideration.”

A CPS spokesperson said: “We review each file carefully before a decision is made and will take this development into account.”

In the days following the car crash, Fairweather, who broke her wrist, called for the Duke to be prosecuted if found to be at fault.

In a letter dated January 21, Philip wished Fairweather a “speedy recovery” and said he “failed to see the car coming”, the Sunday Mirror reported.

He blamed the low, bright sun for obscuring his vision, adding he was “very contrite about the consequences”.

Prince Philip's 'car crash parts' have been put up for auction on eBay.

The driver told the Sunday Mirror she was “chuffed” with the letter, adding: “I thought it was really nice that he signed off as ‘Philip’ and not the formal title. I was pleasantly surprised because of the personalised nature.

“A lot of people said it was unrealistic that I wanted that human kindness from Prince Philip – which is what I saw this letter as.”

Fairweather had previously complained that while the Queen, who had no involvement in the accident, had been in contact through a lady-in-waiting, she had not had any direct communication with the Duke.

It is understood a similar letter was sent to the driver of the Kia.

The Duke was photographed driving without a seatbelt 48 hours after the crash.

Norfolk Police are reported to have given him “suitable words of advice” after  images were published showing him back behind the wheel of a replacement Freelander on the Queen’s Sandringham estate.

At the time of the collision, celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman said the duke could face a prosecution for driving without due care and attention, which carries an unlimited fine.

But the lawyer, dubbed Mr Loophole, said he could avoid prosecution by surrendering his licence.

          Former Staffers Of Amy Klobuchar Allege Mistreatment and Abuse      Cache   Translate Page      

In April, Alpha News reported that Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is often considered the worst boss in Washington. One of the reasons Klobuchar earned that reputation was due to the extreme high staff turnover.  The reputation of Klobuchar is so bad that at least three people withdrew for the high paying opportunity to lead her […]

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          Macon County arrest leads to Sangamon County search warrant      Cache   Translate Page      
A man was behind bars for possession of child pornography in Macon County, when a search warrant was conducted in a western Sangamon County residence which he owns. Several news Read More
          Nature Center Coming to Black Forest Area – Eventually      Cache   Translate Page      

The news that a nature center would be coming somewhere to northern El Paso County caught my eye, so I attending the informational meeting for this project at the end of January, along with quite a few other interested members of the community – there was a great turnout at the meeting at the Black […]

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          97-year-old Prince Philip is voluntarily surrendering his driver's license a month after being involved in a car crash      Cache   Translate Page      
Buckingham Palace and Norfolk Police confirmed that 97-year-old Prince Philip surrendered his driver's license on Saturday. The news comes nearly a month after after Prince...
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          It Doesn't Sound Like There Will Be a Third Season of Big Little Lies, but Don't Freak Out Yet      Cache   Translate Page      

For those of you who are hoping Big Little Lies will live to see a third season, we have some slightly somber news. It doesn't sound like the HBO drama will be renewed after its second season - at least for the time being. On Feb. 8, the show's creator and executive producer David E. Kelley - joined by two of its stars Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman - discussed its future at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, CA. When asked if there are any arrangements for a third go-around, Kelley answered, "No such plan now. It's one and two, and we like our closure with season two, but that will probably be it."

But our hopes aren't completely dashed. Although Big Little Lies was originally supposed to be a limited series, its huge success with season one led to a second installment - after Kelley insinuated there wouldn't be a season two in 2017. Witherspoon even pointed this out during the press tour when Kelley hinted that the second season would be the last. "You sat here [years ago] and said that," she quipped, followed by a laugh from the crowd.

Kidman - who is also an executive producer on the show - took a more mild approach to addressing the show's fate. "There's no plan for it to end, specifically," she said. "This was a long shoot for us, and it was an enormous amount of work, and we're just amazed that we can be here. Not to compare it to the first one because artistically it's a wonderful thing to take something and go and the success of the first one was so massive, so we go, 'OK, let's jump off the cliff.' But at the same time, it is its own entity and hopefully it will be taken that way. It was definitely made with an enormous amount of love."

So we're not hearing any definite answers for now, and only time will tell. Until then, we'll just look forward to the upcoming episodes - and Meryl Streep's debut - in June when we'll see the aftermath of season one's major cliffhanger.

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(MENAFN - Tribal News Network) PESHAWAR: Players of different teams participating in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL-4) have started arriving in Dubai ahead of...
          ICYMI: Our Channel News Roundup for the Week of February 4th      Cache   Translate Page      

IoT news from Microsoft and others, the world’s first Ethernet switch with HDMI connectivity, and a talking wiener with good news for kids in South Dakota about a snow day are among the stories we really, truly, meant to tell you about earlier.

          The Skeptics Guide #709 - Feb 9 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
News Items: Who Was Robin Hood, Medical Errors, Magnetic North Pole, Celery Juice, CRISPR Update; Who's That Noisy; Name That Logical Fallacy; Science or Fiction
          Manchester United on alert as Douglas Costa 'likes' news of Red Devils' bid - pic      Cache   Translate Page      

Manchester United have been following Juventus' attacker Douglas Costa...

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It was another slower week for markets where news drove US stocks and at the tail end of the week...
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          IQDCalls Chat Early Sunday  2-9-19      Cache   Translate Page      
Post From IQDCalls Chat RoomChat Room News Excerpts & Highlights Late Night / Early Sunday AM  2-9-19    chattels   ‘The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.’ --Winston Churchill, House of Commons, 22 October 1945 Sparky   chattels if only the sun would rise in the West, I think we may be closerSparky   chattels just found a 1945 penny... I [...]
          KTFA Members "News and Views" Saturday AM 2-9-19      Cache   Translate Page      
KTFA:Don961:  Parliamentary Planning: The government sent 40 laws to parliament for approvalIt revealed that the Planning Commission and the follow - up to the parliamentary government program to send the government about forty law to the House of Representatives issued during the next legislative term.Member of the Committee MP Raed Fahmi explained that the most prominent laws are the Federal Law Council and retirement and traffic and other laws affe [...]
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Right-hander Alex Wilson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians and will report to big league spring training

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Raasean Davis posts 21 points and 11 rebounds as NC Central easily defeats Maryland Eastern Shore, 78-53

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Angela Ahrendts, up until now senior vice president of retail, is leaving Apple. That news has filled the web with hot takes trending towards fan […] Read the original post by Rene Ritchie
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All Times Eastern EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Charlotte 50 32 12 6 0 70 162 141 Bridgeport 50 26 18 4 2 58 151 155 Providence 48…

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Saturday 1. Tennessee (22-1) beat Florida 73-61. Next: vs. South Carolina, Wednesday. 2. Duke (20-2) at No. 3 Virginia. Next: at No. 16 Louisville, Tuesday. 3. Virginia (20-1) vs. No. 2 Duke. Next: at No.…

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Magic Johnson says he plans to hug the Los Angeles Lakers to help them cope with the fallout from the NBA trade deadline

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The syndicated entertainment show 'Extra' says host A.J. Calloway has been suspended while sexual misconduct charges are investigated

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Matt Rafferty scores 19 points as Furman rolls past East Tennessee State, 91-61

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Jerrick Harding scores 29 points as Weber State tops Northern Arizona, 86-71

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          Saturday’s College Basketball      Cache   Translate Page      

EAST American U. 71, Army 68 Binghamton 68, New Hampshire 61 Bucknell 82, Boston U. 76 Buffalo 90, Cent. Michigan 76 Butler 73, Georgetown 69 CCSU 77, Robert Morris 68 Colgate 75, Loyola (Md.) 72…

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          PGA Champions Tour-Oasis Championship Par Scores      Cache   Translate Page      

Saturday At The Old Course at Broken Sound Boca Raton, Fla. Purse: $1.7 million Yardage: 6,807; Par 72 Second Round Bernhard Langer 64-68—132 -12 Marco Dawson 66-67—133 -11 Brandt Jobe 69-65—134 -10 David Toms 67-67—134…

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Residents of the Northwest are dealing with a heavy snowfall, and meteorologists say more is likely on the way

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Winnipeg native Mark Stone scored twice to help the Ottawa Senators beat the Jets 5-2

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Tyus Battle scored 21 points, including 15 in the second half, Buddy Boeheim hit for a career-high 16 and Syracuse withstood a late Boston College rally to defeat the Eagles 67-56

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Police searching the Southern California home of an alleged motorcycle gang member uncovered a manhole that led to an underground shooting range

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Donations of historical documents, photographs and, in some cases, clothing, continue to be made by Ennisites to the archive being assembled by local historian and Ennis News writer Randy Bryan Bigham. One of the latest offers of a contribution has come from former Ennis City Manager Steve Howerton, who wrote Bigham that he would like […]
          Solar news: February 8th, 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, Massachusetts moves forward with a new incentive structure for battery storage, and SunPower begins operations at an old SolarWorld facility. Massachusetts becomes the first state to include battery storage in energy efficiency incentive programs As battery storage moves into the mainstream, more policies and incentives are coming to fruition […]
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          Warner Bros y Level 5 llevarán una adaptación de anime 'Ni No Kuni' al mundo del cine      Cache   Translate Page      
La compañía Warner Bros Japan anuncia que colaborará con Level-5 para estrenar en los cines una adaptación de la saga en formato anime. Todavía no hay una fecha exacta, pero será el estreno de esta franquicia en el mundo cinefilo; así lo indica el portal web Anime News Network. Todos los amantes de Studio Ghibli en general o de la saga de videojuegos Ni No Kuni en particular están entusiasamdos por que se conoce que se estrenará el próximo verano.
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          Tim Ryan Mulls Presidential Bid      Cache   Translate Page      
“Rep. Tim Ryan, an Ohio Democrat who has made waves by challenging Speaker Nancy Pelosi, will visit Iowa and New Hampshire in the coming weeks as he considers a presidential run,” BuzzFeed News reports. “Ryan represents an area where President Donald Trump converted many longtime Democratic voters and he has shown mild interest in a […]
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President Trump’s campaign has spent nearly $100,000 of donor money to pay legal bills to the firm representing Jared Kushner, ABC News reports. “Low dollar contributions – $200 or less – made up 98.5 percent of the total funds raised by the Trump campaign in the last quarter of 2018, a consistent trend throughout the […]
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The Trump administration announced during the State of the Union Address a goal to reduce new HIV infections in the U.S. by 75 percent over five years and by ...

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Pennsylvania lawmaker introduces bill to legalize recreational marijuana. Latest Pennsylvania marijuana legalization proposal would clear criminal records, release inmates. First stops on Pennsylvania listening tour for marijuana legalization to be in Perry, Dauphin counties. Will New Hampshire legalize recreational marijuana use?. Friends, foes of pot line up. Connecticut lawmakers say they’re getting closer to legalizing recreational marijuana. Why most Massachusetts marijuana sales are on the black market, two years after legalization. Plan to legalize recreational marijuana in New York moves slowly. Cuomo holding out hope for New York marijuana legalization in budget. Times Square “marijuana justice” billboards running this weekend urge Cuomo to pursue New York legalization grounded in racial and economic justice. “Legalize marijuana without corporatized marijuana,” says New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Cuomo‘s push for New York legal pot should peel off from budget package. The scramble to profit from New York legal pot. Portland, Oregon awards first equity grants to two minority-owned cannabis businesses. Marijuana supply far outweighs demand in Oregon legal market, new study says. California pot shops have been only open a year. They’re already lobbying for a tax cut. Colorado the example for legalization in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Illinois legislators lay out plans for recreational marijuana proposal. Illinois Catholic bishops oppose marijuana legalization, but proponent says God put pot ‘on this planet for a reason’. Advocates for Kentucky legalized marijuana to rally at the Capitol. Iowa Democrat’s proposal to legalize marijuana likely dead on arrival. Iowa should regulate marijuana like beer, wine and liquor. Minnesota Republican state senator co-authors bill to legalize cannabis. Congress is seriously considering regulating weed like alcohol. Cory Booker calls for legalizing marijuana as he launches 2020 bid. Sen. Burr floats FDA marijuana legalization conspiracy theory. Sen. Durbin raises concerns about legalizing marijuana in break with Continue Reading...
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          Hasbro Is Looking For A Senior Manager For G.I. Joe Global Brand Development      Cache   Translate Page      

We have an exciting news for all the Joe fans. Do you have what it takes to become a Senior Manager for G.I. Joe & Micronauts Global Brand Development? Well, Hasbro is offering this wonderful opportunity to you. “We have an immediate opening for a results-oriented, innovative Senior Brand Manager to drive Product Development and Marketing for our GI Joe and Micronauts brands. In this high-profile role, you will drive the strategic product vision for GI Joe and Micronauts, lead a cross-functional team of designers and engineers to ideate and manufacture the yearly toy line, and develop a global marketing » Continue Reading.

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          Cadet, 28-year-old rapper, killed in car wreck on way to gig in England      Cache   Translate Page      
Up-and-coming UK rapper Cadet was killed in a car crash in England’s West Midlands region in the early hours of Saturday, police said. The 28-year-old, real name Blaine Johnson, was being driven to a gig at Keele University in Staffordshire at the time, Britain’s Press Association news agency reported. A statement on Cadet’s Instagram page, cited by PA, said: “We the family of Blaine Cameron Johnson known as Cadet (Underrated Legend) would like to share the sad news that during […]
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  1. Sunday's national newspaper front pages | UK News  Sky News
  2. Sack Grayling over the Brexit ferry fiasco, demand MPs  The Guardian
  3. Brexit: Seaborne Freight no-deal ferry contract scrapped  BBC News
  4. How a post-Brexit Britain can start to boom right now, says STEPHEN POLLARD  Express
  5. Bullying smaller countries into taking trade deals is not the Brexit panacea we were promised  The Independent
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          Retriever Courage launched as campus demands change      Cache   Translate Page      

In early September, UMBC was faced with a lawsuit alleging that the campus and county police, along with higher-authority officials, mishandled sexual assault allegations. Almost immediately after the news broke, students vented their anger by holding a protest in front of the Commons that ended with a confrontation between students and UMBC’s president Freeman Hrabowski.

Now, two months later, a new initiative has been made to address this issue head-on. Retriever Courage, whose website was launched Nov. 2, aims to unite the UMBC community in better confronting and handling the issue of sexual assault.

“Retriever Courage is something which is largely named after an idea called institutional courage,” explained Adam Harvey, a fourth-year physics graduate student and the chair for the University Steering Committee. “Institutional Courage is about an institution as a whole stepping up and saying, ‘there are things that are not done as well as they could be, and we should change [them].’”

The University Steering Committee, as Harvey describes it, “[talks about] whatever topics we find most pertinent and discuss[es] how senates are handling most situations. Five senates who make up different parts of campus populations meet up at this Committee to further enable collaboration that reaches all around campus.” Harvey’s role as head of this committee includes enabling discussion and initiating agendas for each meeting, along with planning initiatives that the committee has come up with.

Students are required to take online sexual misconduct and drug-abuse trainings that roll out every summer before the start of the school year. These mandatory online modules may not be as effective as previously thought. According to Harvey, “plenty of research shows that mandatory [in-person] training is a very positive force in preventing sexual misconduct.”

The chair of the University Steering Committee explained that mandatory training for faculty and staff will begin sometime around the first week of December, with the goal of student training beginning sometime around spring 2019.

Roy Prouty, a computer science graduate student, is the president of the Graduate Student Association. His role is to be a resource for students if they have any questions or concerns regarding misconduct, as well as being able to “actively facilitate the change that so many people at UMBC have made clear needs to happen,” says Prouty.

Prouty explained that, although he is the president, the GSA contains a senate that is made up of 35 senators from all parts of campus dedicated to hearing graduate students. If students have a concern the senate will, as Prouty describes, “discuss and decide whether or not it’s a big enough issue to handle at the graduate level, or it’s a problem that needs to go to higher authorities.”

Information can also come down from higher officials to the senate, creating a flow of discussion between the two parties. This demonstrates the idea of shared governance, in which student and faculty-based committees collaborate with higher officials to enact change. According to Harvey, this may take longer to implement because “shared governance [contains] people who have non-administrative roles on campus collaborating with the administration.”

Nancy Young, Bobbie L. Hoye and Lisa Akchin are all members of the higher authority officials on campus that are working in collaboration with student organizations in order to enact Retriever Courage to the best of its ability.

“The word courage is really important,” said Young, the Vice President for Student Affairs. “And it’s not just about a website, it also captures the voices that we’ve been listening to … The courage to speak out is what is important.”

Hoye, who is the Title IX Coordinator and Associate General Counsel, added that Retriever Courage has shown a lot of the behind-the-scenes work that is being done on campus at the administrative and individual levels. “We’re having the courage to have the difficult conversations, to listen to where we are not doing our best,” said Hoye.

There is no doubt that there has been a disconnection between campus authorities and students when it comes to talking about issues like sexual misconduct. Akchin elaborated on this, saying that not enough people had enough information on what was going on; however, more conversation has resulted from students and faculty coming forward to express their concerns.

To further bridge the disconnect, Akchin explained, “There are two subcommittees that the University Steering Committee is setting up: a faculty-staff advisory committee and a student advisory committee.” This way, constituents will be given a voice that will reach higher officials. Young additionally described how a consultant will be coming to campus to give advice as to how UMBC can direct its change more effectively for students, faculty and staff alike.

The Vice President of Student Affairs found it important to emphasize that Retriever Courage does not focus on sexual assault alone, but also issues such as gender discrimination and domestic abuse. “We are often talking about things that don’t fall under the category of rape but yet still have [a] significant impact on the way someone can move about campus or the world.”

Young, Hoye and Akchin all hope that this push for change demonstrated throughout the community does not lose its spark. “The hope is that the energy here is sustained, and not just from an administrative standpoint, from an entire community,” said Hoye.

“It’s sad that not enough people knew about these events before September 2018,” said Prouty. As UMBC looks forward, the university is now faced with addressing how higher authority officials and student organizations alike will work together to implement changes in how the campus handles sexual assault cases.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post previously misspelled Bobbie L. Hoye’s name as Bobby Hoye. The post has since been updated.

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BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT fought back from behind to secure a 1-1 draw at home to fellow promotion-chasers Merstham in their Bostik League premier division clash at the Taydal Stadium.
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A survey of just over 1,000 Amazon customers has shown that around one in eight (12.7%) would feel comfortable buying crypto currencies on the digital marketplace. The business news site recently released the results of a large survey among Amazon customers. 1013 people participated in the study. Among other things, it was about new […]

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          Man City vs Chelsea: TV channel, live stream, kick off time and team news for huge Premier League clash at the Etihad      Cache   Translate Page      
THE Premier League title race is hotting up as Manchester City welcome Chelsea to the Etihad. Pep Guardiola’s side went back to the top of the table with a midweek win over Everton, completing back-to-back league wins after the shock loss to Newcastle. Chelsea were beaten 4-0 last time out on the road at Bournemouth, […]
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SPURS continue their Premier League title bid with a home clash against Leicester. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are plagued by injuries but have won their last three to keep themselves in contention alongside Manchester City and Liverpool. Leicester visit without a win in four games, the latest of which a 1-0 defeat against Manchester United last […]
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          England vs France rugby: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news for the Six Nations 2019 clash      Cache   Translate Page      
ENGLAND take on France in their first home match of this year’s Six Nations competition. Eddie Jones will have been pleased with his side’s performance in beating Ireland on the opening weekend – but Maro Itoje’s injury will be a big blow. What time does England vs France kick off? This Six Nations clash will […]
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February 3, 2019 Greetings dearly beloved, Today we, Ariel and Uriel, your sisters of Light, are both here to bring you wonderful news about what is in the works, waiting in the wings, for all of you reading this today. As you may have already known, the theme of this new year 2019, is […]

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          2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #5      Cache   Translate Page      
A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Feb 3 through Sat, Feb 10, 2019

Editor's Pick

Seven take-aways from the Green New Deal launch

Sweeping in scope, an agenda to transform the US into a green leader has been launched in Washington DC, here are the key points

 Cong Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen Ed Markey

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and senator Ed Markey present their Green New Deal resolution to reporters on Thursday (Photo: 

On Thursday, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and senator Ed Markey presented an outline of a sweeping federal programme aiming at decarbonising the US economy.

The text makes for the most earnest attempt yet to define a concept that has been backed by many a Democratic presidential candidate, often with little detail.

The agenda would touch every aspect of the US economy and calls for carbon emissions and inequality to be tackled as one.

“Today is the day we truly embark on a comprehensive agenda of economic, social and racial justice in the United States of America,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a press conference launching the resolution.

There are many legislative hurdles for the deal to leap if it is ever to become US policy – not least the Republican-controlled senate and White House.

The plan was the beginning of a phase of “political education”, said Markey, that would eventually lead to the adoption of the package. The pair said the document had attracted 60 Democrats as cosponsors, from across the party.

Seven take-aways from the Green New Deal launch by Natalie Sauer, Climate Home News, July 2, 2019 

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          How White House Press Briefings Sound in Sarah Huckabee Sanders' Head      Cache   Translate Page      
Another great video from Bad Lip Reading.

No matter what you may think of Sarah Huckabee Sanders and how she performs her job as the White House Press Secretary I am sure you will find this Bad Lip Reading video hilarious. I find it funny primarily because I can see myself feeling pretty much the same way if I had to field those pseudo-news reporters' questions and do my best to patiently deal with their aggressive and peculiar behaviors.

Read more about Sarah Huckabee Sanders in this very entertaining, revealing, and thoroughly unbiased article from Politico Magazine.

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It looks like Malayali teen sensation Priya Prakash Varrier is fast becoming controversies favorite child. After the uproar over the viral Manikya Malaraya Poovi song in her maiden Malayalam film Oru Adaar Love and later her Bollywood debut film Sridevi Bungalow, Priya is back in news for wrong reasons ever since the release of Lover’s […]
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The Library Gallery presents El Sueño Americano / The American Dream, an exhibition of works by Arizona-based artist Tom Kiefer featuring 59 photographs of everyday objects carried by migrants across the United States border with Mexico that were subsequently confiscated or forfeited at a Customs and Border Control facility in southern Arizona. Considered non-essential and thus discarded, these personal belongings — from gloves to rosaries and wallets to water bottles — were valued by their owners for their utilitarian, personal, or sentimental value. In Kiefer’s graphically striking photographs, these personal items serve as traces of individual human stories. “My intent,” says the artist, “is to explore the humanity of the migrants who risk their lives crossing through the desert and to create a personal connection for the viewer to a migrant and their hope for a better life.”

Born in Wichita, Kansas, fine art photographer Tom Kiefer was raised primarily in the Seattle area and worked in Los Angeles as a graphic designer. Kiefer moved to Ajo, Arizona in December 2001 to fully develop and concentrate his efforts in studying and photographing the urban and rural landscape and the cultural infrastructure. In 2015, Kiefer was included in LensCulture‘s top 50 emerging photographers and Photolucida‘s top 50 Critical Mass. His ongoing photographic series El Sueño Americano (The American Dream) has been featured in news publications nationally and internationally.

Also on view: Migration Stories: Selections from the UMBC Photography Collections

Drawn from UMBC’s collections, Migration Stories features twenty photographs that address human migration from a variety of perspectives. The installation explores the role of photography in shaping the public image of this issue and in conveying individual narratives of translocation and displacement.

Both exhibitions will be on display in the Library Gallery through May 23.

The presentation of this exhibition is supported by an arts program grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support comes from the Libby Kuhn Endowment Fund, as well as individual contributions.

Image: Tom Kiefer, Trail Markers. Archival inkjet print. ©Tom Kiefer. Used with permission of the artist.

          Remembering Ken Derstine      Cache   Translate Page      
Ken Derstine contributed to this blog for a good long time before I finally had the opportunity to meet him in 2016 at the last United Opt Out Conference in Philadelphia.  

Ken's health was not the greatest at that time.  Beneath his kindness, generous spirit, and dedication, you could tell he didn't feel well.  That did not stop him, though.  He was on the go the entire weekend, and he introduced me to some of Philadelphia's most effective advocates for humane public schools, as well as some of Philly's most fearsome opponents of corporate education reform.

After the conference, Ken continued to contribute to Schools Matter, while running his own blog (linked below) and publishing every week the most important education news links.

In 2018, I took a hiatus from SM, and I noticed that Ken's posts grew more sparse at the same time. 

Just after New Year's, one of Ken's many friends in Philly wrote to let me know that Ken's health had deteriorated and that he had moved out west to live his sister.  I was able to chat with Ken only once after that, and I shared with him how much his contributions were missed.  Before I had the chance to send Ken the book I had promised, I found out that he was gone.  

During the coming days, I plan to post some of Ken's most widely read commentaries, which remain so relevant today.  Advocates for humane education will miss Ken's dedication and his service.   Thank you, Ken, for your relentless humanism and for your many years of dedicated service to the educational enterprise.  

Below is a fitting tribute by Dale Mezzacappa:

Ken Derstine, 70, a retired teacher and committed public school activist, died Saturday in Washington State, where he had gone to live with his sister after several months of declining health.

Derstine taught in the Philadelphia School District for 37 years. After retirement, he became part of the Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools (APPS), a watchdog group composed of former and current District employees. He was a fixture at nearly every meeting of the School Reform Commission, where he videotaped all the proceedings to maintain a careful public record.

“He was so passionate and so deeply knowledgeable,” said Eileen Duffey-Bernt, a school nurse who worked with Derstine at Meredith Elementary School, and then in APPS. “Whenever he would talk about education reform, he had a big-picture sense of history, democracy, and ideas that blew me away and made me realize how smart he was.”

Derstine joined up with APPS after participating in Occupy 440, a campaign organized by Duffey-Bernt and several others after the District cut all its school nurses after drastic cuts in state education aid. About 100 nurses were laid off, and for months, they and their supporters showed up every Wednesday afternoon to demonstrate at District headquarters, rain or shine.

“I learned who my friends were when I did the nurse rallies,” said Duffey-Bernt. “Before, he had been the nice guy in the next classroom, but for this, he showed up.”

A former teacher of technology and special education, Derstine designed and maintained the APPS website and did extensive research into myriad education issues.

“Ken told me he planned on spending his retirement researching the background story behind why big-money interests were investing in what he saw as an alarming plan to dismantle public education as we know it,” Duffey-Bernt said.

That he did. For years, he sent out a daily newsletter that scoured local, state, and national sources for relevant writings on the educational reform movement that advocated for more privatization, which he pilloried as destructive. His newsletter was called the “Pennsylvania Education Crisis Highlights.”

For all his passion, he was quiet, preferring to stay in the background. Unlike the other APPS members, he did not regularly address the SRC. Instead, he diligently manned his camera, did his meticulous research, and updated the group’s website without drawing attention to himself.

He made an exception in April 2018 to speak about the planned phaseout of Strawberry Mansion as a neighborhood comprehensive high school. His remarks ran on his website, called Defend Public Education!, and were adapted for a Notebook commentary piece.

Superintendent William Hite said the reason for the phaseout was the school’s precipitously declining enrollment, which then stood at fewer than 300 students. Derstine, who went to the neighborhood and talked to local residents, wasn’t buying that. His speech drew on his sense of history and erudition.

“What caused the decline in enrollment? An economic, social, and psychological war was waged against the school over many years,” he said, his low-key delivery belying the force of his words. “In the school’s lobby stands a knight in armor, the football team’s mascot. This is appropriate because in the last 10 years, the school has been under siege. In the Middle Ages, if a king wanted to take over a town, he would have his knights surround it and cut off all commerce into and out of the town. When the town was reduced to starvation, the knights could easily occupy it. This is what has happened to Strawberry Mansion. Now, the school’s own symbol is a grim reminder.

“For 10 years, like all public schools in this period, Strawberry Mansion was starved of classroom resources, lost counselors, had a part-time nurse for many years, and lost a library with a certified librarian. Instead of putting resources into the school to lower class sizes and bring back support staff, the school was pushed over the cliff.”

At a goodbye event organized for Derstine in November 2018 just before he moved west to be with his sister, a community member from Strawberry Mansion thanked him for his commitment in song. Organizers expected seven or eight people at the event, but more than 30 showed up.

“He really cared about people on the margins, particularly urban public school kids. That’s what motivated him,” said Duffey-Bernt.

Derstine grew up in an evangelical Mennonite family in northeastern Pennsylvania, said Lisa Haver, a founder of APPS. As a young man, he refused to participate in the draft for the Vietnam War.

“He didn’t believe in the war or in killing people he had no beef with,” Haver said. Although he didn’t leave the country like some other draft resisters, he “went off the grid” and spent years traveling while “relying on the goodness of people,” according to Duffey-Bernt. Starting then and lasting for much of his adult life, he was estranged from most of his family.

He made his way to Philadelphia and decided to become a teacher.

“It turned out to be a great career for him,” Haver said. “He knew a lot about education and was really good to the kids.”

He was a true intellectual, she added. “I learned something from him every day.”

He taught in several schools throughout his career, including Meredith and Bache-Martin Elementary, which is where Leah Jafir first met him. She worked in information technology and was taking courses at Temple University with thoughts of making the switch to teaching. She was sent to observe Derstine’s computer classroom.

“I thought it looked chaotic and crazy when I first observed him for a whole semester,” she said. “But I realized that he just had a way with the kids. He always seemed like he wanted to be there. He was a true teacher, and he deeply cared about every child he taught.”

Jafir said they became friends, especially after Derstine retired.

“He was someone I would always turn to just to discuss the struggles in the classroom and beyond,” said Jafir, who now teaches English language learners at G.W. Childs Elementary School in South Philadelphia. “Anything about human rights or social injustices, or the political environment, he always had a different insight than independent or mainstream media might offer. … He taught me a lot about how to support people and not be judgmental and be true to yourself as well.”

He donated bountifully and often anonymously to various causes and organizations, especially those that served the city’s most needy. Sometimes he helped Jafir pay for field trips and supplies for her students. “He was always generous to those in need,” Duffey-Bernt said.

Although he had worked assiduously for the demise of the SRC and the return of the District to local control, Derstine’s health began to fail right around the time that the new Board of Education took over in July, and he was not present for most of their meetings. But the practice of videotaping them continues.

His friends described him as “minimalist” in his personal life, but Derstine enjoyed hiking and the occasional trip to the Metropolitan Opera.

His Philadelphia friends are planning a memorial service at a later date.

“He truly believed in all children having the right to a great public education,” said Jafir. “That’s his legacy.”

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Blizzards in Tibetan areas of western China have left thousands of head of livestock dead and roads covered in up to 45cm of snow. Local authorities had sent veterinarians, medicine and animal feed to the hard-hit areas in Qinghai Province's Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the Xinhua News Agency reported. Villages in the area are above 5,000 metres and workers are seeking to clear roads to ensure the delivery of supplies, a task made more difficult by high winds and drifting snow. Mainly ethnic Tibetan villagers in the area depend heavily on livestock, mainly Yaks, goats and sheep, for their livelihoods and to feed their families.
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The top Virginia GOPer is a racist? Say it ain't so!

by digby

Good lord:
Last weekend, Virginia state Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment (R) joined other legislative leaders in calling on Gov. Ralph Northam (D) to resign over revelations that his medical school yearbook page featured a photo of two people — one in blackface and one in a Ku Klux Klan uniform.

On Thursday, the Virginian Pilot revealed that Norment himself had been managing editor of a college yearbook of his own that featured racial slurs and images of people in blackface.

Now former students in a college course Norment taught at the William & Mary say that he routinely made racially insensitive and transphobic comments, forced students of color to defend Confederate iconography, and even defended the university’s defunct Brafferton Indian School that educated Native American kids — often without their family’s consent — in the 1700s.

Virginia has a part-time legislature. While Norment’s principal outside job is working “of counsel” for the law firm of Kaufman & Canoles. He also reportedly gets $60,000 a year to teach at William & Mary.

After the news broke on Thursday, one former student who took Norment’s class in the fall of 2016 tweeted that the state senator had “spent 20 minutes fondly remembering how a fraternity on campus dressed as confederates and chained a student in blackface to a tree for the Homecoming Parade.”

ThinkProgress spoke with Akerman and various other William & Mary alums who said they took the course and were deeply offended by their former professor’s racist tone and the content of the course.

“I assumed it was kind of an open secret,” Akerman, who graduated in 2018, said of Norment’s racial insensitivity. “I got the sense that he wasn’t very in touch on race issues.”

The syllabus for the course — titled “You are now a legislator: Politics, Public Policy and Law” — is quite revealing.

A significant part of the course consisted of students being assigned into two teams: One side argued in favor of Confederate flag license plates, William & Mary’s traditional pro-Confederate campus imagery, and the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Norment’s own Confederate-linked alma mater; the other side argued against. Students of color were often assigned to defend the Confederate side, which various students described as deeply uncomfortable.

Even the phrasing of the issues betrayed a clear bias toward Confederate images — a bias students say was evident from Norment’s lectures and his hostile treatment of students assigned to defend the opposite side during the in-class debate.

After William & Mary removed a plaque honoring students who left to fight for the Confederate Army and a ceremonial mace that featured Confederate images in 2015, one question listed for debate was: “Did the innocuous plaque and ring on the Mace really offend our community and make them feel unwelcome, or was it just a cause du jure?”

Another asked, “Is the removal of the plaque and ring on the Mace being deferential to a very small minority to the exclusion of the majority?” The phrases “innocuous” and “very small minority” conveyed a clear bias that students said arose repeatedly during the course.

Another student recalled that during the debate portion, “Sen. Norment held out his VMI ring which has an emblem of the Confederate flag on it and asked the [student] speaker, who was arguing for removal, ‘Are you offended?’ repeatedly.” 

A third student told ThinkProgress that in addition to pro-Confederate remarks, Norment demonstrated insensitivity to Native American and transgender people.

The student noted that Norment defended the Brafferton Indian School, where Native American kids were once taken from their parents to be re-educated. 
Norment praised the removals and claimed that today “there are no Native American students at William & Mary.” The president of the university’s American Indian Student Association was in the class and had to correct him.

In another incident, Norment denounced and deliberately misgendered Gavin Grimm, the transgender high school student who sued the Gloucester, Virginia school board for his right to use the boy’s restroom. “One class,” the student recalled, “he used the phrase ‘There is some girl who thinks she’s a boy in Gloucester County who’s mad she can’t use the boy’s restroom.'”

ThinkProgress reached out to Norment’s office for comment on Friday. Jeff Ryer, press secretary for the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus, responded with an email that read: “Thank you for your inquiry. The Virginia Senate Republican Caucus does not recognize ThinkProgress as a professional news organization.”

The Daily Press reported that in 2017, Norment was the “highest paid adjunct professor” at the university by a wide margin in a field that “typically pays less than $10,000.”

As co-chair of the Virginia Senate Finance Committee and majority leader, Norment has an outsize role in setting funding levels for state schools like William & Mary. In 2009, the Virginia Pilot reported that Norment was receiving $160,000 a year to teach two courses and do legal work for the school — a cozy arrangement that the paper noted would allow him to “qualify for a significantly bigger pension when he retires.”

One student recalled that the final assignment for Norment’s course was to write what they had learned. Their three-sentence answer included the phrase, “I learned you are a racist and you don’t care who knows it.”

Republicans have been sanctimoniously wringing their hands over the terrible racism of the Democratic party ever since this story broke. It is, of course, insane but they all have the temperaments of smirking adolescent bully boys and nasty mean girls so it's to be expected.

This fellow is probably a standard representative of the GOP in Virginia. He's not someone who was racist 35 years ago. He's a stone cold racist today and doesn't try to hide it. And he's teaching a new generation to be as racist as he is.

It' will be interesting to see what develops with this, what with all the GOP calls for Northam and Herring to resign. I'm not going to hold my breath. These people don't feel the need to be consistent. Adolescent bully boys just do what they want in the given moment. Look at Trump.


          The definition of chutzpah      Cache   Translate Page      
The definition of chutzpah

by digby

Trump made a fetish of demonizing undocumented immigrants, to the point of obsession. Nothing has been more important to his presidency.

So this is nearly unbelievable:

At his home on the misty slope of Costa Rica’s tallest mountain, Dario Angulo keeps a set of photographs from the years he tended the rolling fairways and clipped greens of a faraway American golf resort.

Angulo learned to drive backhoes and bulldozers, carving water hazards and tee boxes out of former horse pastures in Bedminster, N.J., where a famous New Yorker was building a world-class course. Angulo earned $8 an hour, a fraction of what a state-licensed heavy equipment operator would make, with no benefits or overtime pay. But he stayed seven years on the grounds crew, saving enough for a small piece of land and some cattle back home.

Now the 34-year-old lives with his wife and daughters in a sturdy house built by “Trump money,” as he put it, with a porch to watch the sun go down.

It’s a common story in this small town.

Other former employees of President Trump’s company live nearby: men who once raked the sand traps and pushed mowers through thick heat on Trump’s prized golf property — the “Summer White House,” as aides have called it — where his daughter Ivanka got married and where he wants to build a family cemetery.

“Many of us helped him get what he has today,” Angulo said. “This golf course was built by illegals.”

The Washington Post spoke with 16 men and women from Costa Rica and other Latin American countries, including six in Santa Teresa de Cajon, who said they were employed at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster. All of them said they worked for Trump without legal status — and that their managers knew.

The former employees who still live in New Jersey provided pay slips documenting their work at the Bedminster club. They identified friends and relatives in Costa Rica who also were employed at the course. In Costa Rica, The Post located former workers in two regions who provided detailed accounts of their time at the Bedminster property and shared memorabilia they had kept, such as Trump-branded golf tees, as well as photos of themselves at the club.

The brightly painted homes that line the road in Santa Teresa de Cajon, many paid for by wages earned 4,000 miles away, are the fruits of a long-running pipeline of illegal workers to the president’s course, one that carried far more than a few unauthorized employees who slipped through the cracks.

Soon after Trump broke ground at Bedminster in 2002 with a golden shovel, this village emerged as a wellspring of low-paid labor for the private club, which charges tens of thousands of dollars to join. Over the years, dozens of workers from Costa Rica went north to fill jobs as groundskeepers, housekeepers and dishwashers at Bedminster, former employees said. The club hired others from El Salvador, Mexico and Guatemala who spoke to The Post. Many ended up in the blue-collar borough of Bound Brook, N.J., piling into vans before dawn to head to the course each morning.

Their descriptions of Bedminster’s long reliance on illegal workers are bolstered by a newly obtained police report showing that the club’s head of security was told in 2011 about an employee suspected of using false identification papers — the first known documentation of a warning to the Trump Organization about the legal status of a worker.

Other supervisors received similar flags over the years, including Bedminster’s general manager, who was told by a worker from Ecuador several years ago that she entered the country illegally, the employee said.

Eric Trump, a son of the president who runs the Trump Organization along with his brother Donald Trump Jr., declined to comment on the accounts by the former workers. Bedminster managers did not return requests for comment.

I wrote earlier about how stunning it is that Trump thought he could run for president and not draw tremendous scrutiny to his businesses. That for two years as president neither he nor his spawn ever considered that hiring undocumented immigrants might surface in the news is simply mind-boggling.

I doubt that his "he can shoot someone on 5th Avenue and I'll love him even more" followers will care. But damn...


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Koak, Good Sculptures / Heavy Handed, 2019, Acrylic, pigment, pastel, graphite, and casein on muslin and canvas mounted to panel 84 1/2 x 63 in. Courtesy of Altman Siegel. From February 14 -17, 2019 the San Francisco-based gallery Altman Siegel will participate [Booth B20] at this year's inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles at Paramount Pictures Studios, Los Angeles. Altman Siegel will be featuring works by artists  Zarouhie Abdalian, Liam Everett, Chris Johanson, Koak, K.r.m. Mooney, Alex Olson, and Trevor Paglen. 

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When it comes to weight loss, celeb trainer and New York Times bestselling author Harley Pasternak, MSc, has a catchphrase: "Strong in the gym, lean in life." The Fitbit ambassador, nutrition scientist, and personal coach to the likes of Amy Schumer, Kim Kardashian, and Rihanna has told POPSUGAR on numerous occasions that the best way to lose weight is easier than you think: just walk more. Here, Harley makes his compelling case and shares a simple, month-long plan to get you started.

Why Walking and Not Running?

"Walking is something that can be woven into the fabric of the day," Harley said. "With running, you need to book a time to do it; you need to dress a certain way, wear specific shoes, be in a specific mindset, have time to shower after and re-dress - you don't have to do that with walking."

Additionally, he told us that there's a "direct correlation" between intensity of cardio and appetite, meaning the more strenuous cardio you do, the hangrier you'll be afterward. "It's why we use the phrase 'working up an appetite,'" he said. So if weight loss is your goal, walking will be your way to lean out in 2019.

The Plan

Harley believes in this approach so much that getting a step tracker is part of his prescribed regimen to his celebrity clients. While adding in steps here and there will certainly add up over time, we asked him for a four-week plan, giving us a target to work with.

"This plan starts off assuming your current step count is 10,000 steps per day," Harley told POPSUGAR. The goal is that by the end of week four, you're walking an additional 4,000 steps per day.

  • Week one: 11,000 steps each day, Sunday through Saturday
  • Week two: 12,000 steps each day, Sunday through Saturday
  • Week three: 13,000 steps each day, Sunday through Saturday
  • Week four: 14,000 steps each day, Sunday through Saturday

Harley acknowledged that "jumping 1,000 steps per day each week can be daunting" and that not everyone is starting at 10,000 steps each day. If you're hovering somewhere closer to 5,000 steps daily, the goal is the same. Add 1,000 steps per day for week one, another 1,000 for week two, and so on until your new daily average is 4,000 steps above your start point.

"For those that are starting at a lower step count, don't stop at the end of week four," he said. "The optimum range of steps is different for everyone, but I haven't met anyone who hasn't been able to physically keep up with 14,000 steps per day unless they have an underlying medical condition."

The goal is the same: "Get to a place where you hit a daily step goal that you can sustain without leading to mental and physical burnout." Sound good? Great. Let's do this.

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CSIR Council of Scientific Industrial Research UGC NET Result 2019

Recently Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and UGC University Grants Commission had carried out the CSIR UGC NET Exam 2019 at diverse exam facilities. This exam turned into performed for Junior Research Fellowship And Eligibility for Lectureship at numerous exam facilities all across India. The examination turned into effectively held on 18th June 2019. Many fascinated and carried out candidates regarded for this exam. Now all applicants who regarded for the examination are waiting for the CSIR UGC CSIR Result 2019.

CSIR Council of Scientific Industrial Research UGC NET Result 2018


Aspirants who need to recognize more information about the end result statement can test beneath here. For the convenience of the candidates beneath right here, we're presenting you the vital statistics.
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CSIR UGC NET 18th June Exam Result Date 2019:-

Postulants below right here can test for the entire info of exam like examination date, result pronouncing date and standing of end result statement. In this tabular form, contenders also can recognize the legit web page in which the effects might be announcing.
  • Organization Name Human Resource Development Group, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Name of the Exam UGC NET (National Eligibility Test) 2019
  • Exam Purpose Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship And Eligibility for Lectureship
  • Category Joint CSIR UGC NET Results, Cut Off Marks, Scorecard, Marks Statement, Marks List, Merit List, e-Certificate
  • Exam Date 18 June 2019
  • Result Declaration July 2019
  • Status: Will be announced quickly
  • Official Website www.Csirhrdg.Res.In

Check CSIR UGC NET Result Score Card 2019:-

After acting in the exam candidates will look for the result assertion information. According to the department, those consequences will be first introduced at the professional net of its personal council best. Candidates need to attain the there and take a look at the CSIR UGC NET Score Card 2019. Below right here we are presenting you the commands for checking the effects.
  • Reach the official portal of the University.
  • Official internet is www.Csirhrdg.Res.In
  • After attaining right here search for the end result assertion news for CSIR UGC NET Result 2019  .
  • When you locate the link, select it.
  • As you pick it a page may be opened right here.
  • Provide you hall price ticket range.
  • Your end result will appear at the screen.
  • Aspirants can view your result here and should take its print out for the in addition uses.

Gen OBC SC ST Cut off Marks for CSIR UGC NET Exam 2019:-

After the a hit assertion of end result, the Department will launch the cutoff marks listing on its personal official web page. This cut off marks list will put together relying on the marks and class of the applicants. Below is the cut-off marks listing of the preceding 12 months. With the help of this candidates can get an idea of how the cut off marks can be getting ready.

Below are the subsequent reasons used for preparing the reduce off marks.
  • Number of candidates seemed for the examination
  • Number of seats available for the exam
  • Difficulty level of the CSIR NET Question Paper
  • Marking scheme for the year
  • Constitutional affirmative actions

Below given listing of CSIR UGC NET Cut off marks of 2019. Candidates can get an concept of the way the CSIR UGC NET cut off marks 2019 list this year could be freeing.

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JNTU Anantapur B.Tech Regular Exam Results

JNTU Anantapur B.Tech 3rd Year 2nd Sem (R13) Regular  2018 Exam Results ,Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTUA), Anantapur has released the results of B Tech and B Pharmacy

JNTU Anantapur B.Tech Regular Exam Results

Full  information about JNTUA B.Tech  results 2018-2019 is available in this article. Therefore, we are informing students who are looking at JNTUA BTech 3-2 regularly, supply test results 2018-2019 need to be vigilant to examine the JNTU Anantapur BTech 3-2 result 2018-2019. In the sections below, we have recently updated about JNTUA B.Tech   Regular, Supply Exam Results 2018-2019. Immediately after the completion of the examinations, a large number of candidates will eagerly investigate JNTUA B. Tech  results 2018-2019. Apart from this, many students have not been able to find the exact platform to test the real news about JNTUA B.Tech   results 2018-2019. So, keeping this in mind, we have created this post and are sharing all related information. Therefore, all candidates are suggested to see the whole article and check the data.

JNTU Anantapur B.Tech Regular Exam Results

JNTUA B.Tech Results 2018-2019 We all know that university results are always delayed. Therefore, we are informing the candidates to follow the current article regularly to obtain the current status of JNTUA B.Tech result 2018-2019. Apart from this, after completing the examination, it is recommended to consider all the candidates in depth. We are trying to learn the latest updates related to the JNTUA BTech Regular, Supply Exam Results 2018-2019. To get regular intervals about JNTUA B. Tech exam results 2018-2019, simply book the current article. Apart from this, we also try to update as much information as this article provides. Therefore, once JNTUA B.Tech results out 2018-2019, you can get direct link from this post. Therefore, with the help of direct link, students of JNTUA can see their results quickly and easily.

JNTU Anantapur B.Tech Regular Exam Results 

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FCI Food Corporation of India Watchman Answer Key 2019 Result Merit List

As we realize the Food Corporation of India (FCI) has introduced a notification for the recruitment of Watchman Jobs 2019  in diverse regions. The contenders implemented for the FCI Watchman Recruitment 2019  will have the selection of written take a look at & bodily test. On 24th September 2019 , the FCI has efficaciously performed the written test for FCI Watchman jobs in diverse centres. Actually, the FCI had decided to recruit the applicants for the country of Rajasthan, Kerala, Maharashtra, AP, Tamil Nadu & and so on. The officers are planning to launch the FCI Watchman Answer Key on the legit web site. The aspirants gets the answers in the month of October 2019 . The contenders get the FCI Watchman Result inside the month of November 2019 . Here we've provided the FCI Watchman Expected Cutoff 2019  and many others information within the under article.

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Released Date of FCI Watchman Exam Solutions 2019

The FCI is the famous enterprise in the meals deliver to all over India. Recently the FCI had released the notification for the 2084 watchman jobs in many regions. To recruit the watchman jobs, the FCI had conducted the written test for the candidates. The contender attended for the written check eagerly looking for the end result on diverse sites. So help the aspirants in guessing their result the association is going to release the Answer Key for FCI Watchman Exam on our website. To correct the OMR sheet of written test the FCI put together solutions. The FCI had decided to launch that way to help, the aspirants to recognise whether there attempted correctly or not. The candidates will get the set of answer key on legitimate web site. Contenders want to down load the answer key via choosing the unique serial code solution key.

FCI Watchman Selection Result Date 2019

Name of the Department Food Corporation of India
Number of Vacant Seats 2084 Posts
Post Name Watchman
FCI Watchman Exam Date 24 September 2019
Release Date of FCI Watchman Answer Key October 2019
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Every 12 months the FCI release the solution key at the authentic site. The contenders by way of comparing the answers with answers will know the mistakes finished inside the examination. The applicants by way of this even understand the mark going to attain in the exam. The aspirants get the FCI Watchman Exam Solutions few days after the completion of the exam. We are looking ahead to the answer key may also release inside the month of October 2019. The releasing date of answer key up to date on our internet site. As we know the candidates are eagerly seeking out the answer key on numerous websites. So assist the aspirants we've got furnished the hyperlink to download answer key from the reliable website online. Aspirants do not want to use the hyperlink can follow e below commands and download the answer key from the legit web portal.
  • First, the aspirants want to go to the reliable website.
  • On the house page Near to cutting-edge new tab, the all News link can be displayed.
  • Then click on that hyperlink.
  •  The list of hyperlinks related to FCI displayed at the display.
  • Contenders need to search for the FCI Watchman answer key link and click on it.
  • Then aspirants will get the PDF record of answer key.
  • Applicants can down load the solution key to test the answers.
  • Click Here To Get FCI Watchman Exam Answer Key 2019  Set Wise

FCI Watchman Expected Cutoff Marks 2019

The contenders after checking the solutions looking for the cutoff marks. So to make easy we've got stated thWatchmantchnan Cutoff on our internet site. The FCI release the cutoff marks in keeping with the class. The cutoff marks are minimal passing for the written test. The candidates who go the cutoff marks can have the possibility to pick within the benefit list. Every 12 months the FCI prepare the new cutoff marks and release earlier than the announcement of the result. We are we're looking forward to the cutoff marks may launch inside the month of October 2019. The aspirants to get an concept approximately the cutoff marks is going via the previous year cutoff. If the cutoff mark is released we update on our website. The FCI prepare the cutoff marks primarily based on the below factors.
  • A number of college students regarded for the examination.
  • Difficulty stage of examination
  • Category Wise cutoff Marks
  • Number of Vacancies and many others

FCI Watchman Exam Result Status 2019

Every time after the completion of the examination the applicants curious to recognise the result. But the FCI will take most one month to release the result on the legitimate site. The contenders get the bring about the pdf document from the utility wide variety is noted. The candidates get the end result based at the marks scored in written test and cutoff. The aspirants get FCI Watch Man Result within the month of October 2019 . The contender needs to visit the professional website frequently to get the detail of the result. The aspirants can also visit our website regularly to recognise the end result updates.

Download FCI Watchman Merit List 2019

The FCI will put together benefit list for the written test based on their marks. In the merit list, the contender receives a rank based on their marks. The contenders certified within the written test will attend the PET. The candidates will attend the PET based on their rank. The aspirants to get the element of the PET goes via the beneath desk.

FCI Watchman Physical Endurance Test (PET) Details

The applicants decided on in the benefit list will attend the PET. The is the very last round for the selection.  In PET the FCI select the aspirants in the ratio of one:3. The aspirants selected inside the PET informed thru e-mail. Aspirants get an appointment with the venue stated in it. Then contenders need to download the appointment letter go to the referred to venue within the letter. By filing the letter the candidates joined in the post. The PET may conduct within the month of December 2019The PET test dates launch few dates earlier than the test. We update the PET dates on our website.
  • Name of Test For Male For Female
  • 100 Meters Race 16 20 Seconds
  • 1.6 Km Race (Only for Male) 800 Meter (Only for Female) 07 Minutes 04 Minutes
  • Long Jump 3.65 Meters or 12 foot in three Chances 2.7 Meters or nine Feet in 3 Chances
  • High Jump 1.2 Meters or four foot in 3 Chances zero.Nine Meters or 3 Feet in 3 Chances

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Εσείς ποιο θα παίξετε;

Έχοντας μπει ήδη πολύ δυναμικά στο 2019, με Kingdom Hearts 3 και Resident Evil 2 Remake, η νοσταλγία χτύπησε κόκκινο. Ο Φεβρουάριος έρχεται εξίσου δυναμικά στον αγώνα, με νέες κυκλοφορίες, αλλά και συνέχειες γνωστών και αγαπημένων τίτλων. Το μόνο σίγουρο είναι ότι με του Αγίου Βαλεντίνου να πλησιάζει, το πορτοφόλι μας θα υποφέρει.

Πάμε να δούμε τι κυκλοφορίες περιμένουμε!

Jump Force - 15 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Εταιρεία ανάπτυξης: Spike Chunsoft
Εταιρεία κυκλοφορίας: Bandai Namco
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1

Τα Shonen Jump δεν έχουν συνήθως μεγάλο κοινό, αλλά με τίτλους όπως το Dragon Ball FighterZ και όλους τους anime fans εκεί έξω, που αυξάνονται συνεχώς, το Jump Force φαίνεται πολλά υποσχόμενο. Το ρόστερ του είναι από τα πιο δυνατά του σημεία και σίγουρα θα είναι αυτό που θα μας κάνει να κολλήσουμε. Ετοιμαστείτε να μπείτε στη μάχη στις 15 Φεβρουαρίου.

Crackdown 3 - 15 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Εταιρεία ανάπτυξης: Sumo Digital
Εταιρεία κυκλοφορίας: Microsoft Studios
Platforms: PC, XB1

Τo Crackdown 3 βρίσκεται τόσο καιρό υπό ανάπτυξη, που θα μείνουμε έκπληκτοι όταν το δούμε να κυκλοφορεί. Πρόκειται για μια αποκλειστικότητα της Microsoft, που θα φέρει την καταστροφή, σε μεγαλύτερη κλίμακα. Και έχει και υποστηρικτή τον Terry Crews. Τι άλλο θέλετε;

Far Cry New Dawn - 15 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Εταιρεία ανάπτυξης: Ubisoft
Εταιρεία κυκλοφορίας: Ubisoft
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1

Έχοντας ανακοινωθεί πριν από λίγες μέρες, το Far Cry: New Dawn θα ανταγωνιστεί όλα τα post-apocalyptic shooters του 2019. Έχοντας πολλές ομοιότητες με το Rage 2 και δίνοντας έμφαση στο online στοιχείο, το νέο παιχνίδι της Ubisoft πρόκειται να διχάσει το κοινό και όχι μόνο, για το περίεργο εξώφυλλό του.

Metro: Exodus - 15 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Εταιρεία ανάπτυξης: 4A Games
Εταιρεία κυκλοφορίας: Deep Silver
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1

Είναι αυτή η χρονιά που το Metro θα καταφέρει να ξεφύγει από την cult προσωπικότητά του; Το Exodus, το οποίο είναι πλέον gold, πρόκειται να σπάσει αυτή την πεποίθηση, με χειροποίητα όπλα και πολλά αηδιαστικά πλάσματα για να σκοτώσετε. Θα είναι μια δύσκολη ημερομηνία, αλλά αναμένουμε να δούμε πώς θα πάει.

Anthem - 22 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

Εταιρεία ανάπτυξης: BioWare
Εταιρεία κυκλοφορίας: EA
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1

Το Anthem είναι επίσης ένας μεγάλος και μυστηριώδης τίτλος και το μεγαλύτερο πόνημα της Bioware για το 2019. Λεφτά υπάρχουν, και η εταιρεία το χει δείξει μέσω της στρατηγικής που έχει ακολουθήσει στο marketing του παιχνιδιού. Θα πρέπει βέβαια να δούμε λίγο παραπάνω gameplay πριν το κρίνουμε, αλλά απ' όσα έχουν αποκαλυφθεί, φαίνεται ότι θα το απολαύσουμε!

Trials Rising - 26 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Εταιρεία ανάπτυξης: RedLynx
Εταιρεία κυκλοφορίας: Ubisoft
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1, Switch

Το Trials Rising θα περάσει έναν πολύ δύσκολο μήνα, καθώς ο Φεβρουάριος είναι γεμάτος και το παιχνίδι δεν έχει δείξει πολύ δυνατά σημάδια. Η RedLynx ακούει το feedback των fans και κάνεις τις ανάλογες διορθώσεις, αλλά για να μπορεί να επεκταθεί και στον υπόλοιπο κόσμο, θα χρειαστεί κόπο και ιδρώτα. Θα καταφέρει με κάποιο τρόπο να ξεχωρίσει, έστω και λίγο, από τους προαναφερθέντες τιτάνες;

Φυσικά υπάρχουν και άλλα παιχνίδια που αξίζει να δοκιμάσετε αυτόν τον μήνα και είναι τα ακόλουθα:

  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown - 1 Φεβρουαρίου (PC)
  • Apex Legends - 4 Φεβρουαρίου (PC, PS4, XONE)
  • God Eater 3 - 8 Φεβρουαρίου (PS4, XONE)
  • Dirt Rally 2.0 - 26 Φεβρουαρίου (PC, PS4, XONE)

Εσείς ποιο ανυπομονείτε να πάρετε στα χέρια σας;

H Μαριάντζελα (Angelgraph) είναι News Overlord στο Gaming Dep του IGN Greece. Όταν δεν γράφει ή δεν ασχολείται με τα social media του IGN, μπορείτε να τη βρείτε στο Facebook και το Twitter. Keep Gaming Buddies!

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  • Amazon and Hulu continue to host and algorithmically suggest conspiracy films.
  • This comes as platforms like Roku and YouTube are removing conspiratorial accounts or preventing their search and recommendation algorithms from surfacing them.
  • Experts warn that hosting this type of conspiratorial content could spread misinformation, and even encourage people to commit violence.

"There is a sinister and secret group of people who roam the globe," an omniscient narrator says. "They control everything from banks to the media. They own the world."

That claim invoking the New World Order conspiracy theory comes from a film called "A Conspiracy To Rule: The Illuminati," available for streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.

Both Amazon Prime Video and Hulu categorize the film as a "documentary." Hulu put it in the site's "conspiracy" section, which is mostly populated by films about aliens.

The willingness to stream such material, and the fact that the companies have made no public moves against conspiracy content, stands in contrast to the torrent of tech companies that have made efforts to reject certain conspiracy-oriented and misleading content, and shows a rift in how they treat misinformation published on their platforms.

Broadly, companies like Facebook, YouTube, and Apple have claimed to have made efforts to suppress misinformation on their platforms following the revelation that Russia had weaponized such content in an effort to influence the 2016 election. Amazon Prime Video, despite hosting user-submitted content, has made no public moves against misinformation. Nor has Hulu.

Last year Roku, Facebook, Apple, Spotify, and YouTube kicked notorious conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his InfoWars show off their platforms.

Apple said it did so because the company "does not tolerate hate speech." Facebook said Jones had violated its policies on hate speech and graphic violence by "glorifying violence" and "using dehumanizing language."

But Amazon Prime Video's algorithm still recommends conspiracy films, including Jones' own, to streamers. The 9/11 conspiracy film "Loose Change," which baselessly claims that the 2001 tragedy was a false flag operation, is a recommended "documentary" on Prime Video, despite presenting a thesis that most experts have contradicted.

Those who study misinformation warn that the consequences of offering conspiracy films could be serious, ranging from the spread of hate to enabling nefarious state actors to promote their own agenda.

Neither Amazon nor Hulu responded to INSIDER's requests for comment.

Read more: Amazon removed a bunch of products featuring Nazi and white supremacist insignia from its site

The films feature debunked and discriminatory arguments

A Conspiracy To Rule: The Illuminati

On the front page of Amazon Prime Video, "Loose Change" appears as a "recommended Documentary Movie" for some users.

The 9/11 conspiracy film fits into the larger "puppet master" theme found in most conspiracy media, and generally spreads assertions based on pseudoscience that have been largely discredited.

According to the anti-Semitism watchdog Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the film "draws from the American Free Press, a wellspring of anti-Semitic 9/11 propaganda, as well as the work of anti-Semitic writer Christopher Bollyn, as sources to bolster its claims about the alleged government cover-up of the 9/11 attacks."

Loose Change conspiracy film Amazon Prime Video

The conspiracy films available on the streaming platforms go beyond kooky tales about alien abductions (though they have those too), and present arguments framed as truth that have largely been debunked as misinformation or even been shown to be derived from hateful ideology.

"Zeitgeist: The Movie", which proposes that 9/11 was a conspiracy orchestrated by bankers to better leverage control over the masses, is also available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, and is labeled a "documentary."

In 2011, Tablet Magazine described the film as "steeped in far-right, isolationist, and covertly anti-Semitic conspiracy theories." ABC News interviewed a former friend of Gabrielle Giffords' shooter Jared Loughner who said the film had "a profound impact on Jared Loughner's mindset and how he views the world that he lives in."

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"A Conspiracy To Rule: The Illuminati," which is featured on Amazon and Hulu, traces the roots of a supposed global, elite conspiracy to control the world through coded messages.

Andre Oboler, law lecturer and CEO of the Online Hate Prevention Institute, told INSIDER that streaming services offering such films boosts interest in the conspiracy theories they promote.

"The underlying antisemitic conspiracy theory at play here is that of Jewish power, be it accusations about controlling governments, banks and financial markets, news and media, or international events," he said.

And such ideas can have real-world consequences. A similar anti-Semitic conspiracy theory appeared to be the driving force in the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

Robert Bowers, who reportedly shouted "all Jews must die" before killing 11 people, seemingly made numerous posts on social media about a Jewish conspiracy to bring immigrants into the country as part of the migrant caravan. In the weeks before the shooting, he posted conspiratorial gifs and videos from Zionist Report, a publication that makes content that supposedly "questions the prerogative of the Zionist movement" by posting numerous conspiracy theories involving Jews and Israel.

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"A Conspiracy To Rule," which traces a vague conspiracy that supposedly continues to this day, finds the origins of the conspiracy in "system of Jewish philosophy," Jewish mysticism, and Kabala.

"There haven't been any Illuminati for over 200 years, any suggestion that any Illuminati existed after the mid-1780s is absurd, and if there is such a suggestion, then we're talking about fantasy," Michael Barkun, an expert on conspiracy theories at Syracuse University, told INSIDER.

"It's always dangerous when false ideas are presented as fact," Barkun added. He said the biggest risk associated conspiracy theories is "people taking action on the basis of false and dangerous beliefs."

Amazon Prime Video streams numerous other documentaries connecting Jewish history and the Rothschilds to world domination, including "One World Agenda: The Illuminati" and "Illuminati: The Grand Illusion."

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ADL extremist expert Mark Pitcavage told INSIDER that while movies such as "A Conspiracy To Rule" may not be explicitly anti-Semitic, they still pose a danger.

"Conspiracy theories lure in the credulous and can sometimes make them not merely believe but act on their beliefs," he said. "Over the years we have seen a number of violent incidents ... that were the result of people being motivated to take violent action as a result of conspiracy theories."

Barkun also noted a more subtle risk of conspiracy theory media — disillusionment.

"People may draw the conclusion that conventional politics is meaningless. If they genuinely believe that what happens in the world is a result of the hidden hand of some mysterious elite, then presumably ordinary political activity is meaningless as are the decisions of lawmakers and officeholders," he said. "This kind of material may alienate people from the political process and political participation."

Amazon and Hulu stand apart as platforms that have continued to feature conspiracy theories

Loose Change Amazon Prime Video

Amazon and Hulu's hosting and recommendation of conspiracy theory media are becoming increasingly unique.

In January, YouTube announced that it would work to prevent conspiracy theory videos or those containing misinformation from being included in its recommended videos, to avoid serving users conspiracy content users weren't seeking out. They continue to host plenty of conspiracy content, however. 

The makers of "Loose Change" said in September that they had to remove the film from YouTube, but that it was still available on Amazon Prime Video and Google Play.

Amazon shows the potential echo chamber that recommendation algorithms can create.

Alongside "Loose Change," a series of other 9/11 conspiracy films are promoted for streaming, including "Conspiracy of Lies: Flight 3370 to 911", and "9/11: Ten Years of Deception."

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Hulu similarly suggests its conspiracy offerings after you consume any film in the category. 

In August 2018, numerous tech companies took a step toward clamping down on conspiracy content, effectively removing the accounts of InfoWars and Alex Jones, who was one of the most popular conspiracy theorists on the internet.

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple, Spotify, and others moved to remove Jones' accounts from their platforms in quick succession, with many saying his content violated their hate speech policies.

Amazon, on the other hand, continues to host numerous videos from Jones that it classifies as documentaries, including "The Obama Deception," and "Police State 4: The Rise of FEMA."

Conspiracy films could violate Amazon's hate speech policy

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Out of the major streaming platforms, Amazon appears to recommend the most conspiracy material. A cursory search of "Illuminati," "New World Order," and "9/11" yielded over 35 results that suggested conspiracy, compared to 14 films in Hulu's conspiracy section, and 4 Netflix films that focus on aliens and the moon landing. Amazon's issue could be due in part to its Prime Video Direct service, which allows content creators to directly upload content.

Amazon, like many platforms, has a loose set of guidelines dictating what users are allowed to upload to its platform. "Graphic sexually explicit or violent acts" and content featuring "gratuitous nudity and/or erotic themes" is not allowed.

The company also has a hate speech policy that could potentially be applied to certain conspiracy films. "Content that promotes hate speech, incites racial or gender hatred, or promotes groups or organizations that support such beliefs," is not eligible according to Amazon.

Hulu does not have a publicly accessible policy against hate speech.

When Alex Jones and InfoWars were kicked off of numerous platforms, Apple, Facebook, and YouTube referenced similar hate speech policies as their basis for doing so.

Read more: Apple, Facebook, Spotify, and YouTube shut down Infowars' Alex Jones

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Amazon has faced scrutiny in the past for lax enforcement of rules on Prime Video and on its general site, and for allowing users to sell items like neo-Nazi children's books and swastika pendants on its marketplace before they were removed.

"Unfortunately, platforms tend to be reluctant to remove such content or to accept that it is a breach of their hate speech policies," Oboler said. "The bottom line is that such content attracts eyeballs, which translates into revenue."

Jennifer Grygiel, a communications professor at Syracuse University who specializes in emerging media and corporate social responsibility, told INSIDER the user-driven nature of Prime Video makes it dangerous, especially if users design content that is "at the edge" of the policy.

"Some viewers might be viewing this through Prime not realizing that it's another user, and they might give it more weight as a documentary than if it were on YouTube. It could actually give the air of more legitimacy if they assume it's being produced by an actual studio," Grygiel said. "There's potential even for state actors to go in and create this stuff — this could become targeted."

Grygiel said that without proper moderation, conspiracy theories and the latent hate within them could spread.

"They're tapping into memetic frameworks. As they're shared, they get strengthened over time," said Grygiel. "Not engaging in moderation makes it worse. It will grow and spread and become problematic."

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ข้อมูลพบว่ายอดขาย iPhone ในปีที่ผ่านมานั้น เป็นกลุ่มลูกค้าอัพเกรดจากเครื่องเก่าเพียง 16% ซึ่งเทียบกับตัวเลขในปี 2015 ตอนนั้น iPhone ที่ขายได้ 1 ใน 3 เป็นกลุ่มลูกค้าอัพเกรดมาเป็นเครื่องใหม่ นอกจากนี้ยังมีข้อมูลว่า iPhone ที่มีการใช้อยู่ 32% ตอนนี้ เป็นการซื้อเครื่องมือสองต่อจากคนอื่นอีกที การที่ลูกค้าอัพเกรดเครื่องช้าลงจึงทำให้รายได้ของแอปเปิลไม่เป็นไปตามที่ประเมินไว้ก่อนหน้านี้

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Venezuela's Maduro spurns U.S. aid, rival warns military not to block itA day after the aid convoy arrived in the border city of Cucuta, President Nicolas Maduro ridiculed the United States for offering small amounts of assistance while maintaining sanctions that block some $10 billion of offshore assets and revenue. Rival Juan Guaido, who is recognized by dozens of countries as Venezuela's legitimate leader, warned military officers against blocking the arrival of aid amid spiraling disease and malnutrition brought on by a hyperinflationary collapse. "Take all that humanitarian aid and give it to the people of Cucuta, where there is a lot of need," Maduro said in a news conference.

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The signing of veteran outfielder Michael Brantley by the Astros came a week after the Winter Meetings and only a few days before Christmas, meaning it didn't exactly garner much attention on national, or even local, news cycles. For the Astros, Brantley was exactly the player they needed at exactly the right price -- two years and $32 million -- and the kind of addition that should fire up the fanbase.
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Arsenal News HQ brings you the latest Arsenal news, match analysis, transfer news, injury news, team news and rumours from trusted media outlets around the World. Unai Emery has revealed Denis Suarez trained alone on Monday in a bid to speed up the process of his Arsenal adaptation. The versatile Spanish midfielder made his debut last Sunday in the 3-1 defeat at Manchester City following his arrival from Barcelona on the penultimate day of the January transfer window. Suarez was introduced with 25 minutes remaining and understandably looked well off the pace as his new side were convincingly b...

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Arsenal News HQ brings you the latest Arsenal news, match analysis, transfer news, injury news, team news and rumours from trusted media outlets around the World. Arsenal will reportedly ignore yet another of head of recruitment Sven Mislintat’s transfer recommendations as the German prepares to leave the Emirates at the end of the week. The 46-year-old joined the Gunners in December 2017 from Borussia Dortmund but will leave on Friday after disagreeing with the club’s new structure and approach since Ivan Gazidis’ departure. Mislintat had little involvement in Arsenal’s January transfer busin...

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          YES Virginia, You Need a New Government!      Cache   Translate Page      

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Earnie Shavers Press RoomThe International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today hard hitting 1970s heavyweight star Earnie Shavers will attend the Hall of Fame’s landmark 30th Anniversary celebration during the 2019 Hall of Fame Weekend, June 6-9th. “I’m looking forward to being in […]

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          Who Is Patrick Mahomes' Girlfriend? Details About Brittany Matthews      Cache   Translate Page      
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Who Is NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes' Girlfriend Brittany Matthews?

Back in October, Kansas City Chiefs fans were dazzled by a play involving 23-year-old quarterback and NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs were playing The Denver Broncos in a game which they ultimately won 27-23.

According to USA Today, Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller was on Mahomes’ tail when he made the split-second decision to throw the ball to Tyreek Hill … with his left hand.

Mahomes is right-handed and known to have an impressive throwing arm; his father, Pat Mahomes, is a former MLB pitcher. It seems that he is genetically gifted and apparently ambidextrous. The play occurred in the fourth quarter for a first down on what turned out to be the game-saving drive for the Chiefs.

Now Mahomes is back in the news after a video he posted of himself playing a pickup basketball game went viral on Instagram.

As reported in USA Today, "Chiefs general manager Brett Veach revealed in a radio interview that he called Mahomes’ agent immediately after seeing the video, which had gone viral on social media. For the Chiefs, the possibility of Mahomes injuring himself playing a different sport was unacceptable, and Veach promised fans that there would be 'no more basketball for Pat.'"

Poor guy.

Before signing with the Chiefs in 2017, Mahomes played football at Texas Tech University. Throughout high school in Whitehouse, Texas, he was a jack-of-all-sports with promising skills in football, baseball, and basketball. It was back then that he met his other half, Brittany Matthews (his girlfriend to this day).

RELATED: 5 Inspiring Facts About Mara Martin, The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Who Walked The Runway Breastfeeding Her Baby

It’s no secret that Patrick Mahomes, while young, has impressive talent on the field and deserves his place as starting quarterback for the Chiefs. He’s earning his keep, too, with a four year, $16.4 million starting contract and a $10 million signing bonus. Mahomes seems to be navigating the fame and fortune with ease and has his long-time girlfriend to support him.

Who is Patrick Mahomes' girlfriend? Here are 4 details about Brittany Matthews, the girlfriend behind one of the most talked-about quarterbacks in the NFL.

1. The two attended different colleges.

While Mahomes played football at Texas Tech, Brittany Matthews signed for soccer at UT Tyler. Despite their schools’ rivalry, the two decided to stay together and make the relationship work throughout school. During Matthews’ time at UT Tyler, she made the ASC Academic All-Conference team. She was also named the American Southwest Conference Offensive Player of the Week twice.

2. She’s a pro athlete, too.

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I once had a boyfriend who wanted me to think he was "just being more logical" than me.

I have a graduate degree in math. He was actually just being a dick.

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          Dr. Edward Sri's New Lenten Study by Ascension Press      Cache   Translate Page      
Contact: Renee Shumay, 484-870-2110, EXTON, Penn., Feb. 6, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Thank you for your work in Catholic Media from all of us at Ascension Press! This month Dr. Edward Sri is looking for opportunities to talk and share the news about his latest Lenten work, "No Greater Love." Filmed in the Holy Land, the study features prominent Catholic influencers like Jeff Cavins, Teresa Tomeo, Jennifer Fulwiler and Fr. Mike Schmitz. The offici Source: Ascension Press
          Current Affairs wrap for the day: February 9th, 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
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Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show, we explore YouTube audience and subscriber growth and Periscope live streaming with guests with special guest Luria Petrucci. Watch […]

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          Four Players Who Will Be Impacted by Justin Fields' Eligibility This Season      Cache   Translate Page      

Ohio State officially added a signal-caller for the 2019 season when Justin Fields was ruled eligible by the NCAA to play immediately, ending all speculation that arose when Fields decided to transfer from Georgia.

Fields is basically locked in to start at quarterback on opening day against Florida Atlantic for the Buckeyes, and with his eligibility, a few of his teammates will be significantly impacted as well, as we will examine here.

J.K. Dobbins

Dobbins has had an up-and-down first two seasons at Ohio State. In his true freshman campaign, he rushed for 1,403 yards on 194 carries (7.2 avg), with seven touchdowns. Last year, he took a bit of a step back, rushing for 1,053 yards on 230 carries (4.6 avg), although he did find the end zone ten times.

Dobbins seemed to thrive with J.T. Barrett, a quarterback who was adept at running the ball himself. With pass-first Dwayne Haskins under center, Dobbins' numbers suffered (and the entire Ohio State rushing attack followed suit). 

Now, with Fields under center, Ohio State once again has a quarterback who is capable of running the football when necessary. It is for that reason that I predict that Dobbins will be closer (albeit not all the way back) to his freshman numbers. In addition, Mike Weber is gone, as is Brian Snead, so there aren't many options to tote the rock in Columbus right now. Dobbins should be a bell-cow, and a good one at that. 

K.J. Hill

Hill was Mr. Dependable last season catching passes from Haskins, as he recorded 70 receptions for 885 yards and six touchdowns.

It was a surprise to many when Hill decided to come back for his fifth season as a redshirt senior, but Ohio State will take it. Hill is expected to be "the guy" this year following the departures of Terry McLaurin, Parris Campbell, and Johnnie Dixon, and his leadership will go a long way with Fields, a young first-time starter who has all the talent in the world. 

It is for this reason that Hill should have a monster year catching passes from Fields as his go-to receiver as well as his security blanket. Hill runs a lot of short crossing routes in the middle of the field, and is almost always open on them, leaving Fields with a sure option most of the time that he will certainly utilize. If you want a bold prediction, I think it's possible that Hill catches 100 passes with Fields under center. 

Matthew Baldwin

Of course, Fields' eligibility isn't good news for everybody. His impending arrival already scared off one quarterback to South Beach (not a bad place to get scared off to, in my opinion).

Baldwin arrived from Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas as a raw quarterback with a really nice arm, similar to Haskins, and really to Fields himself. After Martell left, it was expected that Baldwin would be lining up under center against Florida Atlantic had Fields not been ruled eligible. Of course, the NCAA ruled in favor of Fields, meaning Baldwin will be relegated to second-string bench duty.

However, as we've seen before, backup quarterbacks have played a big part in recent Ohio State history, so Baldwin should be ready whenever called upon.

The Entire Offensive Line

One of the problems with Dwayne Haskins was his lack of mobility at times (unless you're Stephen A. Smith, who has clearly never watched Dwayne Haskins play a football game).

Haskins' lack of a running ability forced the offensive line to play in different ways, and it hurt the rushing attack as well as the offensive line play at times, it seemed. 

Now, with a quarterback who is mobile once again, it should help the Ohio State offensive line tremendously in that Fields will be able to pick up the slack every once in a while with his legs. This should also open the door, as mentioned above, for the overall rushing attack to improve.

Overall, it seems as though Ohio State should be better off in their rushing attack with Fields under center than they would be with Baldwin (or then they were with Haskins). It will be interesting to see how Fields develops a rapport with certain wide receivers, and the relationships that he builds in his first round of practices with the Buckeyes this spring will go a long way in the fall.

          BREAKING: Nick Sandmann’s Lawyer: “Nathan Phillips Will be Sued For His Defamatory Lies”      Cache   Translate Page      
by Cristina Laila February 9, 2019 Lin Wood, an Atlanta-based lawyer representing Covington teen Nick Sandmann, confirmed to LifeSiteNews that far-left Native American activist Nathan Phillips “will be sued for his defamatory lies.” Mr. Wood told LifeSite this week that Phillips’ “lies and false accusations” against Nick Sandmamm and other Covington teens are “well […]
          Trump Physical 2019: President Trump Is in Very Good Health, Says White House Doctor      Cache   Translate Page      

President Donald Trump is “in very good health”, the White House doctor, Sean Conley, said after a four-hour physical examination. Dr. Sean

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The Curmudgeons Inc.ⓒ is renowned for bringing you up to date and authoritative information so we've decided to create a new section entitled NEWS.

We will find items of interest from New Zealand and around the world and, with our intuitive insight interpret them for you.


News from USA this week was dominated by Trump's 'State of the Nation' speech which was really just a load of old codswallop poorly read by him from an autocue. The many TV and other news cameras captured the speech and the audience but the footage and images largely went uninterpreted. We at The Curmudgeons Inc.ⓒ with our aforementioned intuitive insight are able to interpret the above image showing Mike Pence, Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump having some kind of interaction.

Trump: Wha ... what are you doing Nancy?

Pelosi: I'm holding them Donald.

Trump: Holding what?

Pelosi: Your balls Donald.

Trump: My balls? Wha....?

Pelosi: And guess what Donald?

Trump: What Nancy?

Pelosi: I've got really small hands.

Trump: Wha....?

Pelosi: And I'm squeezing the little bastards flat Donald.

Trump: Ouch!

Pence: (thinking) Yes Nancy, and rub them to dust - heh heh.

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          ‘Like It or Not, We Have Lost’: Retired US General Concedes Afghan Defeat      Cache   Translate Page      

“The Taliban are the victors,” says retired US Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc, who saw 69 of his soldiers killed in Afghanistan. “We just haven’t figured that out yet.”

Absorbing the fact that the US has lost militarily in Afghanistan will be a "bitter pill" for the soldiers he fought with, Bolduc told Yahoo News Friday.

"They did what they were asked, they did the right thing, and they watched their teammates get maimed, get killed, and because of the failure of our policymakers and our senior military leaders, they're going to have to swallow this pill," he said.

The retired Special Forces officer says he has the dog tags of all 69 men who were lost during his five years in Afghanistan as a token to remind him of the "price for bad policy and strategy."

Retired US Maj. Gen. Jeff Schloesser, who commanded the 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan from early 2008 through mid-2009, tells the outlet, "I lost 184 soldiers there."

Yahoo noted that in the event the US had accepted a Taliban surrender at the end of 2001, "maybe it would have concluded on our terms then," says Bolduc. "Now it's concluding on the Taliban's terms."

"The Afghan military can't win without our airpower right over their shoulder and our guys standing next to them pushing them into the fight. They get their asses handed to them every time they fight the Taliban," said Bolduc.

Afghan Air Force airstrikes reportedly killed three Taliban militants on Friday, however, including the movement's intelligence chief Mullah Ahmad, Sputnik reported. Ahmad was reported to be responsible for planning attacks in Afghanistan's Helmand province, TOLOnews reported, citing Afghan army officials.

This week, Taliban and Afghan officials held peace talks in Moscow organized by an Afghan diaspora group in Russian capital. At the intra-Afghan consultations, Abdul Salam Hanafi, deputy chief of the Taliban's lone political office in Doha, Qatar, told Sputnik News, "Yes, the Americans told us that half of their troops will be withdrawn starting in the beginning of February until the end of April."

Hanafi also reiterated the Taliban's rallying call that foreign forces should not be present in Afghanistan.

The original mission in Afghanistan was to kill or apprehend the alleged perpetrators of the 911 attacks. This original attack/mission could have been avoided since the Taliban were willing to hand over the Al Qaeda people if the FBI provided evidence linking them to the crime. Neither of these things ever happened.

And if we consider the success of the original military mission, we can see that Al Qaeda was kicked out of Afghanistan by early 2002. The mission was over at that time. Furthermore, the alleged leader of Al Qaeda, Bin Laden, had died in December 2001, but this was covered up so the US had a terrorist threat they could use to excuse the attack on Iraq in 2003.

The entire pursuit of Al Qaeda terrorists was largely misguided since the attacks of 911 were an inside job. The forsensic evidence from the World Trade Centre clearly shows inside involvement. The real threat to the US came from the inside:

911 Truth ~ Experts Speak Out

And when it comes to identifying those that organised this false flag attack there is a lot of material revealing who were involved, who covered it up, and why:

911 and War by Deception

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 10th, 2019.]
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News industry leaders are doubling down on their focus on subscription services going into 2019, with half of the Editors-in-Chief, CEOs, Managing Directors, and Heads of Digital citing subscription services as their main digital revenue source for the new year.

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          UPDATE: Victim, suspect ID’d in deadly Central Missouri shooting      Cache   Translate Page      
COLE COUNTY — Authorities have identified a man arrested and a victim in a deadly shooting in central Missouri. The Cole County sheriff’s office says in a news release that deputies rushed to a home early Friday after a woman called 911 and said she and her husband had been shot. Deputies found 63-year-old Clifton […]
          Liberal Vox Admits Universal Background Checks Won’t Solve Gun Violence      Cache   Translate Page      

The Democrats’ current crop of gun control bills includes universal background checks in order to purchase a gun. But the liberal news site Vox recently cited research showing background checks don’t stop gun violence.

Currently, federal law [...]

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Silicon Valley company has donated $2 million to the University of Kansas to support research related to cryptocurrency and digital payments, such as Bitcoin. The university says in a news release that the donation from Ripple will provide $400,000 each year for five years. It will go to the Information […]
          Missed It? Heavily Pregnant Becca Twerks To ‘Gina’ During Baby Shower      Cache   Translate Page      

Ghanaian songstress Becca couldn’t wait any longer to share with her social media following photos and videos of her pregnant self since news broke the she delivered a baby girl. The musician recently shared a video of her heavily pregnant self twerking to her single Gina which features Kizz Daniel. Becca got married to Tobi Oluwatobi […]

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          Flames’ diminutive star Gaudreau playing like an MVP-sized giant      Cache   Translate Page      

The NHL is trending smaller and that’s great news for Johnny Gaudreau, the best little guy in the game today.

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          Nick Sandmann’s Lawyer: “Nathan Phillips Will Be Sued for Vicious Lies”      Cache   Translate Page      

Far-left Native American activist Nathan Phillips is being sued for vicious “defamatory lies” he spread about Covington student Nick Sandmann.  According to Sandmann’s lawyer, Lin Wood, Phillips’ “lies and false accusations” against Nick Sandmamm and other [...]

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          Man Avoids Jail for Murdering Girlfriend’s Unborn Baby Thanks to Cuomo      Cache   Translate Page      

A man has been spared jail for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend’s unborn baby because of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new Reproductive Health Act.  Queens District Attorney Richard Brown sent out a press release saying [...]

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          Hillary Clinton Declares: “No National Emergency at U.S.-Mexico Border”      Cache   Translate Page      

Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claims “there’s no national emergency” at the U.S.-Mexico border.  In an astonishingly arrogant interview, Clinton boasted that President Trump was merely “frustrated” at his inability to push border wall [...]

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          Twitter’s Jack Dorsey: “We Are No Longer a Neutral Platform”      Cache   Translate Page      

Jack Dorsey has confirmed that Twitter is no longer a neutral platform when it comes to politics and issues of national importance. Speaking to podcaster Sam Harris on February 5, Dorsey was asked about the [...]

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          China Begins Jailing Muslims Who Refuse to Integrate      Cache   Translate Page      

The government in China are now jailing Muslims who refuse to integrate with local Chinese culture due to their religious beliefs.  As part of a harsh crackdown, Muslims in the far west region of Xinjiang are [...]

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          U.S. Plane Deployed Arms to Venezuelan Terrorists, Gov’t Claims      Cache   Translate Page      

Venezuelan authorities claim a U.S.-owned air freight company delivered a cache of assault weapons earlier this week to be used in “terrorist actions” against Nicolás Maduro. Air freight company, 21 Air LLC, operates the Boeing 767 [...]

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          Liberals Call for Rep. Steve King to Be Fired for Sharing NPC Meme      Cache   Translate Page      

Liberals are now calling for Republican Rep. Steve King to be fired after he shared an NPC meme on Facebook following Trump’s epic State of the Union address. “Rep. Steve King shared this meme on [...]

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          Tory MP Blocks Bill Protecting Children From Female Genital Mutilation       Cache   Translate Page      

The Tory MP who blocked a bill to make upskirting a criminal offence, has now halted a planned law making it easier to protect girls from female genital mutilation (FGM). Conservative backbencher Christopher Chope shouted “object!” when the [...]

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          Second Woman Accuses Democrat Gov. Justin Fairfax of Rape      Cache   Translate Page      

A second woman has come forward claiming that Virginia Democrat Gov. Justin Fairfax raped her while they were in college in 2000.  In a statement through her lawyer, Meredith Watson said she confided in classmates [...]

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          Does AG Whitaker’s Behavior During Testimony Indicate Trump Is Ready to Drop the Hammer?      Cache   Translate Page      

Acting AG Whitaker slammed Democrats at the House Judiciary Committee on Friday, hinting that Trump may be about to take decisive action against the rigged Mueller witch hunt.  The Democrats attempted to put on another [...]

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          DGAP-News: MorphoSys Announces Appointment of David Trexler as President and Member of the Board of Directors of MorphoSys US Inc.      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Gang of serial killers murdering youg white men in the U.S      Cache   Translate Page It's a shocking claim: A shadowy serial-killing gang, with cells in cities nationwide, has been murdering college-age white men - for more than two decades. It's suspected the group might have already claimed hundreds of victims. Yet police agencies are uninterested in ferreting out the truth and instead write the killings off as accidents or undetermined. So say three retired NYPD detectives and a criminal-justice professor who have been investigating the deaths. The Daily Beast introduces the story, writing that on "the evening of Dec. 15, 2016, Dakota James called his friend Shelley in a panic." "He was cold, disoriented, and scared out of his mind, wandering the streets of downtown Pittsburgh, trying to find someone - anyone - who would help him," the site continues. "'I don't know where I am,' he told her, sobbing. 'I'm so cold. Please help me. I'm lost.'" James said the cops wouldn't help him. Confused, he told Shelley (her last name is kept confidential) he was on Pittsburgh's North Side when the cellphone location services he'd enabled with her put him on the South Side. What happened next was equally odd. Shelley drove to James' location, at a Springhill Suites on Water Street. "As she pulled up to the hotel," writes the Beast, "she saw a dark SUV in the wrong lane, facing the wrong direction. And Dakota was walking out of the hotel and straight toward the SUV." "'I pulled up not even 10 feet away from the SUV,' she said. 'I said, 'Dakota!' He turns, looks back then comes over to me, got in my car, and we left,'" the Beast also relates. James didn't appear drunk, Shelley says; he was walking straight and wasn't slurring words. Yet he didn't know how he'd wound up on the street and had lost four hours, between heading to some bars with coworkers at 7:15 p.m. and calling Shelley at approximately 11:15. So she suspected he'd been drugged. Yet James didn't want to talk much about the incident and the next day dismissed it as a bad hangover. Shelley might have done the same - except that James disappeared five weeks later. Forty days after that was found dead, floating in the Ohio River. Nonetheless, the Beast writes, his death was ruled an accidental drowning by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office. But a team of retired detectives and a gang expert believe he's one of about 100 victims of the Smiley-Face Killers, an alleged organized gang of serial killers that communicates on the dark web, with cells in dozens of cities across the United States. An additional 250 cases might be connected, but they can't prove it, they say. James fits the profile of the other suspected victims: smart, athletic, popular, college-age white men who went out drinking and never came home, they say. More recently, some alleged victims have been openly , like Dakota. Like him, weeks later, their bodies were discovered in lakes or rivers with smiley-face or other graffiti specifically connected to the group spray-painted nearby. So far they've connected about 70 deaths with similar graffiti nearby. About 30 of the men, including Dakota James, had the date- drug GHB in their system, according to the autopsy reports. "Dakota was clearly murdered," Kevin Gannon, a retired New York City police sergeant who has devoted his life to solving these cases, told The Daily Beast. There were a number of indications this was so, including what appeared to be ligature marks around James' neck, indicating strangulation (the Beast provides more detail). Moreover, it's now theorized that the SUV occupant(s) might have been stalking James or doing a test run and that he might have disappeared Dec. 15 if Shelley hadn't arrived when she did. Gannon's quest to track down what he calls "one of the most dangerous domestic terrorist groups in the United States" began in February 1997, when he was an NYPD detective investigating the death of 20-year-old white man Patrick McNeil, who was found floating in the East River. Two more men the same approximate age were found dead during the next 15 months. Gannon retired in 2001, but continued investigating the cases after promising McNeil's that he wouldn't stop till he found her son's killer(s). He enlisted the aid of his former partner, Anthony Duarte and, after watching a news report about similar deaths in the Midwest, also teamed with Dr. Lee Gilbertson, a criminal-justice professor and gang expert at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. It's certainly a curious case. "The so-called Smiley Face murders first burst on to the public scene in April 2008 when Gannon, Duarte, and Gilbertson held a news conference in New York City about the deaths," the Beast tells us. Yet they know far more about the group today. "'The level of sophistication of the group is a lot greater than we'd imagined,' the Beast relates Gannon as saying. 'Now we know they communicate with each other on the dark web. We know there's surveillance and counter-surveillance.'" Moreover, "Each city has its own cohort or cell, said Gilbertson." The professor emphasizes that at issue is a serial-killing gang, with perhaps 12 individuals per cell. Five will go and commit a murder; the next time it's a different five. It's continually evolving, too, as members age out and leave the fold. Consequently, "They're constantly recruiting," he says In fact, the Beast also quotes Gilbertson as saying, "Years ago, we were on their dark-web webpage but it was asking us to turn on a video camera so they could see who was about to type in the password and there's no way we were doing that. And we didn't even have the password. We'd just been given their URL, so [we] went to it because we were told that's how they communicate." So how can this group continue operating? Gannon and his team have evidence and suspects, but Gilbertson says that since law enforcement won't investigate the cases as murders, there's no pressure on gang members to snitch. They can remain on the Dark Web and in the shadows. Of course, law enforcement states the evidence is insufficient to reopen the cases. And while it's not politically correct to say (just correct to say), homosexuals do live a higher-risk lifestyle in general, sometimes frequenting seedy bars, attending orgies, and consorting with perhaps dangerous people. Yet it appears that many if not most victims were not homosexual. Then there's the elephant in the room. Is it a coincidence that every alleged victim is not only young and male, but white? Were there even the allegation that perhaps hundreds of black men were being murdered by a serial-killer gang, it would be huge national news (and likely blamed on the Trump era). Yet the closest the Beast comes to even mentioning the clear racial angle is, "The motives for the murders range from gang initiation to hate crimes, Gannon said." This brings something to mind. In the Rotherham child -gang scandal, the sexual abuse and torture of approximately 1,400 white British girls by primarily Muslim perpetrators was allowed to continue for 16 years because cowardly British authorities were afraid of "racism" accusations. They even went so far as to force a whistleblower into "diversity training," warning her that she must never again implicate Muslim men. So assuming Gannon's theory is correct, could the same phenomenon be evident here? Could American authorities be turning a "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" blind eye to these killings for fear of political correctness' bite? We already know this fear causes reluctance in many authorities to label "hate crimes" against whites just that. Yet Gannon is undeterred. "He has mortgaged his home and maxed out his credit cards trying to solve these cases," reports the Beast. Reflecting his dedication, victim Patrick McNeil's , 73-year-old Jackie, told the Beast that Gannon "is amazing.... On the anniversaries he'll call and say, 'I'm thinking about you.' I consider him a good friend." However valid Gannon's theory, it will finally be getting more attention. He, Duarte, Gilbertson, and another retired NYPD detective, Mike Donovan, will now be the stars of a television show, "Oxygen's Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice (video below), a new six-part limited series that premieres Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.," reports the Beast. "'It's been a difficult road and that's why we had to choose TV, to go to the court of public opinion,'" the Beast quotes Gannon as saying. "'We felt like there was no other option.'" The team hopes the publicity will inspire authorities to act.
          Group of nearly 300 migrants taken into custody in NM      Cache   Translate Page      
U.S. Border Patrol agents took another large group of migrants into custody Friday morning near the remote Antelope Wells border crossing in southwest New Mexico. “Border Patrol agents working at the Camp Bounds (Forward Operating Base) early (Friday) morning observed a large group illegally crossing the border and making their way into the United States,” according to a news release from Border Patrol. The 290 migrants included people from Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras. A child from Guatemala who showed “signs of an illness” during the screening process was transported to an area hospital with his father for treatment. “Temperatures in the Bootheel area this morning were below freezing and the smugglers associated with this event showed no sense of safety and or value to human life when they guided this group into the United States illegally,” according to the Border Patrol statement. A day earlier, Border Patrol agents spotted “a group of subjects dressed in camouflage hiding on the Mexican side of the border near the site of the illegal entry,” who were suspected of “scouting the area,” according to Border Patrol. “In many instances, criminal organizations are saturating areas with large groups with the belief that they can smuggle narcotics or other contraband into the United States while Border Patrol agents are occupied,” according to the news release. The Friday group is the 27th large group of migrants taken into custody in Antelope Wells since October. Most are parents with children and unaccompanied minors from Central America seeking asylum. link
          Israeli and US Forces to Begin Major Military Drills      Cache   Translate Page      
IMEMC News & Agencies – February 9, 2019 Amid growing tension along the northern border, Israeli and US forces will hold their annual joint exercise next week, to test the level of coordination between the two armies, in the event of future conflicts. The exercise is part of a long standing agreement, between the US […]
          @GMA: 'This teacher fixing a kindergartner's hair in gym class is warming the hearts of millions! '      Cache   Translate Page - Good Morning America
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          Cavani et Meunier sont partis passer des examens (RMC Sport)      Cache   Translate Page      
Cet article vous est proposé par notre partenaire Canal Supporter Auteur : Murvin Armoogum Dans PSG News 9 février 2019 Unique buteur du match face à Bordeaux (1-0), Edinson Cavani est sorti sur blessure juste après avoir transformé son pénalty (43e). Une mauvaise nouvelle à trois jours du match face à Manchester United. Et selon […]
          7th Pay Commission Latest News Today: Central Government Employees Working in Railways Likely to Receive Pay Hike; Details Inside      Cache   Translate Page      
More than 50 lakh Central government employees have been protesting and demanding the implementation of the 7th pay commission recommendations.
          ‘Maybe we won’t show up.’ Calipari jokes about skipping SEC Tournament.      Cache   Translate Page      
Maybe because it would be unpleasant to reflect on the just completed second half, Kentucky Coach John Calipari repeatedly turned the focus of his post-game news conference to the future. … Click to Continue »
          2月9日(土)のつぶやき      Cache   Translate Page      

.@TakumaSatoRacer’s @panasonic @HondaRacing_HPD is looking sharp and ready for more action. 😍

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#AlphaOmegaBrawl from the #AEW #DOUBLEorNOTHING Ticket Announcement @IAmJericho @KennyOmegamanX

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[GAORA] 琢磨選手の今シーズンのレースカーが初お目見え #IndyCar #indyjp

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来年1.4&1.5の東京ドームで新日本プロレスvsAEWの対抗戦が行われると予想に1票。→ケニー・オメガがAEW副社長就任「世界変える」(日刊スポーツ) - Y!ニュース… #Yahooニュースアプリ #njpw

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【4年ぶり】東京都心 正午の気温は0.3℃…

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えだのんまでラブライブに引き込もうとする田村淳(笑) #ニュースクラブ…

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理想論を言うのは簡単だけど、やはり現実的な対策としては抑止力として厳罰を科すのはありだと思います。 / くら寿司、不適切動画の従業員2人に刑事、民事での法的措置へ 信用回復と不適切動画続出に一石投じるため (ねとらぼ)……

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手詰まり感のある北方領土の問題についても現実的にどうするか?枝野さんに聞いて欲しい。 #ニュースクラブ

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どうやら、雪もほぼ降らないでよかった感じな今夜の仁やのおすすめは『岩手県広田湾産の生殻がき』小栗旬真っ盛りの味をお楽しみください!他にも、熱々の大きめハマグリの酒蒸しスープ仕立ておすすめです(^_^)v #生ガキ #広田湾……

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          TeamHealth Acquired by Blackstone Group for $6.1 billion      Cache   Translate Page      

Physician staffing company TeamHealth has been acquired by funds affiliated with Blackstone Group in a deal valued at approximately $6.1 billion. This represents a premium of approximately 33 percent over TeamHealth’s closing share price on October 3, 2016, the last trading day prior to news reports that TeamHealth was considering a possible sale of the […]

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          Nantes Retires Emiliano Sala's No. 9 Shirt      Cache   Translate Page      

Nantes have announced that the club will retire the no.9 shirt, in honour of Emiliano Sala, whose body has been recovered from the wreckage of a plane he was travelling on that crashed on its way to Cardiff.

The Ligue 1 outfit says it was as a mark of respect to the Argentine striker, who spent four years on their books.

A statement released by the club read: “FC Nantes had the immense sadness on Thursday to learn that the body found was that of Emiliano Sala. This news puts an end to interminable and unbearable waiting. Emiliano will forever be one of the legends who has written the great history of FC Nantes.

“There are difficult mornings, nightmarish awakenings, where unhappily reality hit us. Emi is gone…

“Emiliano Sala arrived on the backs of the Edre in July 2015 and knew how to win the hearts of the Nantes supporters. With his work, his desire and his kindness without limits, he finished as the club’s top scorer in his three seasons.

“The homages paid to him nationally and internationally match the player and personal that he was. Today, we have lost a friend, a talented player and an exemplary team-mate.

“We can’t forget in this drama the pilot and his family and have confidence that the authorities will continue their search.

“For Waldemar Kita, president of FC Nantes: ‘I don’t have the words. It’s a tragedy, I’m crushed. Emiliano left his mark. That’s why, like many fans, I wish to honour him by retiring the No.9.’

“Nantes, its board, its staff and its players, wish to pass the families of Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson their deepest condolences. We will never forget you Emi.

“He’s an Argentine who never gives up, Emiliano Sala, Emiliano Sala.

          7 Days To Polls: PVC Now Sells For N10,000      Cache   Translate Page      

Despite the huge campaign against vote-buying by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the National Orientation Agency (NOA), some Nigerians, across political party divides, are yet to desist from the illegal act, checks by Saturday Telegraph have revealed. However, those involved in the dastardly act are no longer going by direct vote buying as witnessed in the previous elections. This time, the new method adopted is through the purchase of the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from individuals willing to sell. Though the method is not entirely new, as it had been used before, it is not as open and notorious as the direct system of vote-buying. In the open system, a voter is directly paid at the polling unit after voting for the party paying the fee, while the indirect system allows a voter to sell off his right to vote before the Election Day. With this new system, a voter is clandestinely disenfranchised while the beneficiary of the purchase will use the card to favour the party picking the bills. This is usually in connivance with polling agents and the INEC ad-hoc staff, who must have been bought over, for the illegal permutations to be perfected. A scenario witnessed by some of our correspondents in Ikeja and Agege areas of Lagos during the 2015 election shows how the fraudulent system works. In a chat with a beneficiary of the fraud who corroborated what our correspondents witnessed, a female politician narrated how the operation of the illegal system was simplified to fit into a normal electoral process. “Once the PVCs had been collected, those behind the purchase will go a step further to organise people that would use the card and assemble them in one place on the eve of the election. “In most cases, we use people of northern extraction who we call ‘mola’, and they must be at a designated place before the day of voting, so that they won’t be caught napping with the restriction of movement order, which is always in place. “They are the ones that will line up and do the voting on behalf of the real owners.

The INEC staff, the police and the polling agents of political parties are all in-volved; they always look the other way, having greased their palm. “But it is only possible in places where you are popular and you have an edge, it is a bit difficult if the area that is not your stronghold”, she explained. Asked why the need to go through such harrowing and risky experience since the party in question is already popular in the area, she simply responded thus: “it is a way to shore up votes because what you have in one area can make up for your loss in other areas, when the total figures are collated. “As a party leader, if my party can pull all the votes in my area, numbering over half-a-million, it would be to my advantage, because it is possible that we may not have up to 10 per cent of that in the strong hold of our opponents. “It is the huge number we have here that we will use to augment the loss from other areas. It is like a game of football competition, if you are able to score many goals during the group stages, it will help you on the long run when determining who will qualify for the finals. “Let me give you an example; in the last election, we lost some areas including Oshodi because of the attitude of our brothers and sisters from the South East. You know how big and populated Oshodi is, but we were able to make up the overall figure from what we had here and our other strongholds”, she explained.

Abia voters confirm

The rumours making round about the buying of Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC) seems to hold waters in Abia State as most voters confirmed that they were actually called to sell theirs for N10, 000. Some of the voters however said the buying took place within the end of last year and added that they had not been offered such since the New Year. A voter, among many others residents that confirmed in Umukalika in Obingwa LGA of Abia State told Saturday Telegraph that his brothers sold theirs and that if he had one, he would have done same because he is not going to vote for anybody. The tricycle rider whose name was withheld at his request said it was better for him to have sold his card than to keep it for nothing. A voter who identified himself simply as Pascal and is residing in Aba South said he is looking for the buyers because he wants to sell his own PVC. He said that he had no use for it because he didn’t see anybody qualified to earn his votes. “Who should I vote for? Ikpeazu, Ogah or Otti? Buhari or Atiku? I don’t care about these people. They don’t know me; I don’t know them and I got the PVC because I don’t want to have problems with bank issue. “But now that I’ve seen that no bank is asking me for it, I want to sell it. Ten thousand is not much as I have heard they’re buying, but I rather take it and let them do their things which they will also do whether I vote or not.”

Poverty forcing us to sell, say Bauchi electorate

Ahead of the elections, politicians in Bauchi have deviced another method of winning elections which is through the purchase of PVCs In Bauchi, a source within the state INEC confirmed that the commission was under intense pressure from politicians to sell PVCs to them at any cost, but checks by our correspondent reveal that in the rural communities, the story is different. Rather than politicians seeking PVCs to buying, it is the electorate that are luring politicians to buy their PVCs, no matter how ridiculous the amount is. According to a respondent, “the reason most of these youths engage in the selling of PVCs is that they don’t believe in politicians, they don’t know who to trust because many have failed them. Poverty is the main factor for us selling