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          Prison Management Systems Market Investigation and Growth Forecasted Until the End of 2026      Cache   Translate Page      

Prison management systems help maintain the records of prisoners and the various cases registered against them. These solutions capture the details of inmates along with biometric details such as photographs, facial expressions, thumb impressions, and others. Nowadays, companies are offering prison management systems with advanced modules such as demographic data capture, scheduling, reporting, workflow control, case management, and medical facility management.

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This research report provides a detailed analysis of the prison management systems market and offers insights about the various factors driving the popularity of prison management systems technology and its advantages. The prison management systems market report includes an extensive analysis of key industry drivers, challenges, market trends, and market structure. The market study provides a comprehensive assessment of stakeholder strategies and imperatives for succeeding in the prison management systems business. The report segregates the market based on storage tier, user age, and different regions globally.

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The prison management systems market is expected to witness significant value growth during the forecast period owing to an increase in the demand for law enforcement equipment and increasing demand for the cloud-based prison management solutions.

The report starts with an overview of the prison management systems market in terms of value. In addition, this section includes an analysis of the key trends, drivers, and challenges from the supply, demand, and economy side, which are influencing the prison management systems market.

The prison management systems market is classified on the basis of component, application, and region. On the basis of component, the market is subsegmented into hardware infrastructure and software infrastructure. Furthermore, by application, the global prison management systems market is segmented as video surveillance, intrusion detection, access control, alarms & notification, prison administration, and prisoner information management. The video surveillance subsegment accounted for a relatively higher share because of an increase in the demand for advanced video surveillance equipment in various developed and developing nations.

A detailed analysis has been provided for every segment in terms of market size analysis for the prison management systems market across different regions. This section provides a detailed analysis that covers key trends.

The next section contains a detailed analysis of the prison management systems market across various countries in the region. It provides a market outlook for 2018–2026, and sets the forecast within the context of the prison management systems market, which includes the latest technological developments as well as offerings in the market. This study discusses the key trends in various countries, which contribute to the growth of the market, as well as analyses the degrees at which drivers are influencing this market in each region. Key regions and countries assessed in this report include North America (U.S., Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, & the rest of Latin America), Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Russia, and the rest of Europe), SEA & Others of APAC (India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Oceania, and the rest of SEA), China, Japan, and MEA (GCC Countries, Northern Africa, South Africa, Turkey, and the rest of MEA). This report evaluates the present scenario and the growth prospects of the prison management systems market across various regions globally for the period 2018 –2026. We have considered 2017 as the base year and provided data for the remaining eight months.

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Key Segments

By Component

Hardware Infrastructure

IT Infrastructure

Server

Storage

Network Switch

Network Router

Others

Surveillance Infrastructure

Camera

Monitors

Access Control Infrastructure

Biometric Readers

Card-Based Readers

Electronic Locks

Alarms

Others

Security Lighting

Software Infrastructure

Software

Prisoner Information Management

Prison Document Management

Prisoner Movement Management

Prisoner Cash Management

Other Software

Services

Installation and Deployment Service

Training Services

Professional Service

By Application

Video Surveillance

Intrusion Detection

Access Control

Alarms & Notification

Prison Administration

Prisoner Information Management

Others

Key Regions

North America

U.S.

Canada

Latin America

Brazil

Mexico

Rest of Latin America

Europe

Germany

U.K.

France

Spain

Italy

Russia

Rest of Europe

SEA & Others of APAC

India

Indonesia

Philippines

Thailand

Malaysia

Oceania

Rest of SEA

China

Japan

MEA

GCC Countries

Turkey

South Africa

North Africa

Rest of MEA

Key Companies

Axis Communications AB

Bosch Security and Safety Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Fujitsu

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

IBM Corporation

Montgomery Technology, Inc.

NEC Corporation

Thales Group

Tyler Technologies Inc.

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          Global Tobacco and Hookah Market Growth 2019-2024 Market Report; Launched via MarketResearchReports.com      Cache   Translate Page      

Lewes, DE -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/12/2019 -- Hookah tobacco (also known as waterpipe tobacco, maassel, shisha, narghile, or argileh) is smoked with a hookah (waterpipe). Hookah tobacco comes in different flavors, such as apple, mint, cherry, chocolate, coconut, licorice, cappuccino, and watermelon.

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In particular, this report presents the global market share (sales and revenue) of key companies in Tobacco and Hookah business, shared in Chapter 3.

This report presents a comprehensive overview, market shares, and growth opportunities of Tobacco and Hookah market by product type, application, key manufacturers and key regions and countries.

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Segmentation by product type: breakdown data from 2014 to 2019, in Section 2.3; and forecast to 2024 in section 11.7.
Fruit Flavor
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Segmentation by application: breakdown data from 2014 to 2019, in Section 2.4; and forecast to 2024 in section 11.8.
Offline Sales
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This report also splits the market by region: Breakdown data in Chapter 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
Americas
United States
Canada
Mexico
Brazil
APAC
China
Japan
Korea
Southeast Asia
India
Australia
Europe
Germany
France
UK
Italy
Russia
Spain
Middle East & Africa
Egypt
South Africa
Israel
Turkey
GCC Countries

The report also presents the market competition landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendor/manufacturers in the market. The key manufacturers covered in this report: Breakdown data in in Chapter 3.
Starbuzz
Fantasia
Al Fakher
Social Smoke
Alchemist Tobacco
Al-Tawareg Tobacco
Haze Tobacco
Fumari

In addition, this report discusses the key drivers influencing market growth, opportunities, the challenges and the risks faced by key manufacturers and the market as a whole. It also analyzes key emerging trends and their impact on present and future development.

Research objectives
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          Global Laser Coding and Marking Equipment Market Will Grow at a CAGR 8.1% and Reach USD 2880 Million by 2024; Finds New Report      Cache   Translate Page      

Lewes, DE -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/12/2019 -- Laser Coding and marking equipment are machines that print production date, barcode, trade mark and other product information on product surfaces and packages. Laser Coding and marking equipment are widely used in industrial fields such as Packaging, Electronics & Microelectronics, Medical and further constructions.

Europe has the largest global export quantity and manufacturers in Laser Coding and Marking Equipment market, while the North America is the second sales volume market for Laser Coding and Marking Equipment in 2017.

According to this study, over the next five years the Laser Coding and Marking Equipment market will register a 8.1% CAGR in terms of revenue, the global market size will reach US$ 2880 million by 2024, from US$ 1810 million in 2019. In particular, this report presents the global market share (sales and revenue) of key companies in Laser Coding and Marking Equipment business, shared in Chapter 3.

This report presents a comprehensive overview, market shares, and growth opportunities of Laser Coding and Marking Equipment market by product type, application, key manufacturers and key regions and countries.

This study considers the Laser Coding and Marking Equipment value and volume generated from the sales of the following segments:

Segmentation by product type: breakdown data from 2014 to 2019, in Section 2.3; and forecast to 2024 in section 11.7.
Fiber Laser
CO2 Laser
UV Laser
Others (YAG Laser, etc.)

Segmentation by application: breakdown data from 2014 to 2019, in Section 2.4; and forecast to 2024 in section 11.8.
Automotive
Aerospace
Machine Tool
Electronics & Microelectronics
Medical
Packaging
Others

This report also splits the market by region: Breakdown data in Chapter 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
Americas
United States
Canada
Mexico
Brazil
APAC
China
Japan
Korea
Southeast Asia
India
Australia
Europe
Germany
France
UK
Italy
Russia
Spain
Middle East & Africa
Egypt
South Africa
Israel
Turkey
GCC Countries

The report also presents the market competition landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendor/manufacturers in the market. The key manufacturers covered in this report: Breakdown data in in Chapter 3.
Han's Laser
Trumpf
Telesis
Danaher
Brother
Hitachi
Dover
Macsa
SATO
Gravotech
Trotec
Rofin
TYKMA Electrox
REA JET
ITW
SUNINE
KGK
Matthews
Control print
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Research objectives
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To understand the structure of Laser Coding and Marking Equipment market by identifying its various subsegments.
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Robert Palladino
Deputy Spokesperson
Department Press Briefing
Washington, DC
March 12, 2019



Index for Today's Briefing
  • SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE ABRAMS/VENEZUELA
  • IRAN
  • VENEZUELA
  • ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS
  • IRAQ
  • ALGERIA
  • AFGHANISTAN
  • IRAN
  • SOUTH KOREA
  • ETHIOPIA
  • NORTH KOREA
  • INDIA/PAKISTAN/CHINA

    TRANSCRIPT:

    2:42 p.m. EDT

    MR PALLADINO: Good afternoon, everybody.

    QUESTION: Good afternoon.

    MR PALLADINO: Afternoon. At the top today, we are privileged to have with us our Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams. He’ll be – make a few remarks and be willing to take some questions. At the conclusion of the briefing, we also have some subject matter experts from our Bureau of Consular Affairs. If there are additional questions on matters pertaining to American citizens that you’d like to dive into a little bit, we’ll make them available as well.

    QUESTION: American citizens anywhere or in Venezuela?

    MR PALLADINO: We’re talking – that’s for Venezuela we’re talking about today. Okay? Great. Mr. Abrams, thanks.

    QUESTION: Then you’re going to --

    MR PALLADINO: We have a normal briefing as well.

    MR ABRAMS: Thank you. Happy to be here for my daily briefing. (Laughter.)

    QUESTION: You are becoming quite a fixture up there.

    QUESTION: You’re setting a good example.

    MR ABRAMS: Oh.

    QUESTION: There may be an opening for a spokesman. (Laughter.)

    MR ABRAMS: I wouldn’t touch that with a 20-foot pole. (Laughter.)

    On January 23rd and January 24th, we announced and began a process of bringing back to the United States the great majority of Americans who work at the U.S. embassy in Caracas. The decision announced yesterday is, in a sense, a follow-on to that initial decision and is the product of the same considerations for the conditions in Caracas, which make it so difficult to continue keeping the embassy staffed there, and for the general situation in Caracas.

    If you think back, it’s only six weeks ago, but the situation in Caracas has deteriorated very considerably in that period and especially in the last few days since the blackouts began on Friday. So the Secretary made that decision.

    You may have seen the interviews he did this morning. I’ll just read one paragraph: “We made the decision yesterday that it just was prudent to get these folks back. The situation there is deteriorating. The Maduro regime’s horrific leadership over the last year[s] has just made life there so difficult, it began to make it more difficult for the United States to take the actions that it needed to do to support the Venezuelan people. So we concluded this was simply the right step to take,” and it “was the right time to take it.”

    I should say that this does not represent any change in U.S. policy toward Venezuela nor does it represent any reduction in the commitment we have to the people of Venezuela and to their struggle for democracy. You will see very soon a significant number of additional visa revocations. You will see in the coming days some very significant additional sanctions and the international group, of which we are a part – that includes most EU countries, the Lima Group, Canada, the U.S. – continues to do its work.

    Why don’t I stop there and we’ll take some questions.

    MR PALLADINO: We’ll start with Associated Press.

    QUESTION: Thanks. I’m curious to know what the Secretary meant by saying that the presence of – continued presence of any American diplomats in Caracas was a constraint on policy. He didn’t quite explain. What exactly did their presence constrain, number one?

    Number two, you talked about the blackouts and all this kind of thing, but presumably there are no family members there. It was very, very – only a handful of staffers still at the embassy. Presumably, they have generators, right?

    MR ABRAMS: Generators require fuel, the embassy requires water.

    QUESTION: Okay.

    MR ABRAMS: The embassy’s own situation also had a – let’s say a finite number of days.

    QUESTION: Okay. All right. So can you explain what exactly the constraint was on – what kinds of policies were being constrained by the presence --

    MR ABRAMS: Well, I don’t --

    QUESTION: Especially because yesterday, the Secretary said that – when he was asked about support for – U.S. support for Juan Guaido, said that as long as our team is on the ground in Caracas, you’d continue to provide the same kinds of support that you do. Well, now that’s gone or very soon will be gone, so I don’t understand how these – those mesh.

    MR ABRAMS: Well, we will – we will – obviously it makes it more difficult to meet with all Venezuelans when the – we – when the team is not on the ground. I’m kind of reluctant to sort of try to parse the Secretary’s words, but let me just say that in every decision we made – every decision, decisions on diplomatic activities, on visas, on sanctions – the safety of that staff was a key consideration. And that was something that weighed very heavily on our mind every day, literally every day. So I think that’s – I think that was what the Secretary was referring to, and I’ll just leave it at that.

    QUESTION: Okay, but when you said it doesn’t reflect a change in policy --

    MR ABRAMS: No.

    QUESTION: -- it means that it was not intended to be some kind of hint or harbinger of military intervention or some kind of use of force?

    MR ABRAMS: Nothing has changed. We continue to say, because it is true, all options are on the table.

    QUESTION: But?

    MR ABRAMS: But they did not change yesterday.

    MR PALLADINO: There we go. Let’s go Michelle, CNN.

    QUESTION: So just hours before this statement came out from the Secretary we heard from the Secretary on Venezuela and he made no mention of the need to get people out. In fact, he really didn’t talk about U.S. people at the embassy there. So what changed between the time we spoke to him and close to midnight when he put this out?

    MR ABRAMS: He made his final decision. We have been talking about this literally – literally – every day. I’ve only been here six weeks, but that was right after the decision to move most of the people from the embassy back to the United States. We have had daily phone calls, daily meetings about this question, been before the Secretary, and he made his decision.

    QUESTION: And then that line that Matt mentioned, “constraint on U.S. policy” – that reads like a threat. I mean, it’s obviously curious. So should Maduro see that line as a threat?

    MR ABRAMS: I can only repeat what the President has said: All options are always on the table.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go to AFP.

    QUESTION: Yes. Just to – thank you. Just to follow on on this constraint thing, is there a link between the decision of withdrawing all the diplomats and some actions you might want to take to make sure the aid, which is at the border, come inside Venezuela?

    MR ABRAMS: No.

    MR PALLADINO: Reuters.

    QUESTION: Hello, Mr. Abrams. Two questions. One is: Who do you leave the embassy to? Do you appoint a protective power? What happens to the embassy, how do you ensure, number one.

    MR ABRAMS: Right.

    QUESTION: Number two: We understand that the decision was made because the talks with the Venezuelans collapsed late yesterday and that that – this is according to the Venezuelans – that’s what led to this. Did you – did the U.S. get any kind of direct threat from Maduro’s government that something was going to happen?

    MR ABRAMS: On the first part, normally we would get a protecting power, and that is, I think, what we’ll do here, and we are in discussions now about that. What will happen to the embassy grounds, the embassy physically, let’s say, is something that we then discuss with the protecting power, with potential protecting powers. So we don’t have a final answer on that, and when we do we’ll announce it.

    On the regime, you know on --

    QUESTION: Are you in discussions with other countries to – as to who will be the protecting power?

    MR ABRAMS: Yes. We are in discussions.

    QUESTION: But it hasn’t been decided who?

    MR ABRAMS: Right. About – we are trying to decide on a protecting power. January 23rd, the Secretary said the United States does not recognize the Maduro regime as the government of Venezuela. Accordingly, the United States does not consider former President Nicolas Maduro to have the legal authority to break diplomatic relations with the United States or to declare our diplomats persona non grata. So from our point of view, the regime cannot make a decision about whether we stay or go. And as a matter of fact, the National Assembly yesterday said we have the legal authority to stay, and they are the legitimate government of Venezuela. But the regime also cannot, in our view, provide security for the embassy, and the situation in Caracas is deteriorating. So our decision was made really fundamentally without regard to what the regime wants or thinks.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go with Los Angeles Times.

    QUESTION: Thank you. Just to follow on Lesley, so there were talks going on between the Venezuelans and you guys about creating an interest section or something like that and then the Venezuelans gave you 72 hours to leave. Is that not true?

    MR ABRAMS: No, we have had – as you know, we’ve talked about this before. I have – I had a couple of meetings with the de facto regime Foreign Minister Arreaza. And those meetings were essentially about exactly this. So this subject has been out there for a long time. But we made a decision at one point, and you talked about it here – I’ve certainly talked about it in public – that an interest section was really not appropriate. You do an interest section where there is no government that you consider legitimate. There is a legitimate government in Venezuela, from our point of view. Maybe that would have satisfied some demands of the regime, but it was not something that the Untied States was going to do. So that really was off the table.

    QUESTION: And 72 hours? The deadline?

    MR ABRAMS: Well, as I said, we do not believe the regime, on the one hand, has the ability to tell us when to leave, on the other hand, doesn’t have the ability to protect us if we stay.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go to Washington Post.

    QUESTION: Mr. Abrams, the Maduro government’s attorney general announced that Juan Guaido is going to be investigated for – on suspicion of sabotage in the blackout. Does the departure of the U.S. diplomats put him in a weaker position at all, at a time when he would seem to be under greater threat?

    MR ABRAMS: First, we’ve seen that as well, and it’s a threat against Interim President Guaido. They have made such threats before. They’ve talked about going after him on one basis or another, and we also know that the supreme court, the TSJ, has essentially been packed by the regime. So that’s a – that report is of real concern. I don’t think the regime is going to base its decision on that, on our presence or absence, any more than it made the decision on whether to arrest him upon his return on the basis of whether we were there or not there. I think it’s largely a matter of how they think the public, the Venezuelan public, will react.

    QUESTION: You have any warnings to the government or any message to them?

    MR ABRAMS: We have --

    QUESTION: Should they be contemplating arresting him on this?

    MR ABRAMS: I think – I hope they’re aware of the fact that there are 54 countries, some important countries, that consider Juan Guaido to be the legitimate interim president of Venezuela. And I think not only we but the other 53 will react immediately. There are a number of diplomatic and financial and economic steps that governments can take. We’ve taken many of them; other countries haven’t. I would think that the arrest, incarceration of Juan Guaido would lead a lot of countries to react very quickly.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go to EFE.

    QUESTION: Thank you. I want to ask you a question about the possible scenario of the Maduro government collapses. The Spain’s foreign minister today said that the U.S. asked Spain to receive Venezuelan ministers loyal to Maduro in case the Venezuelan Government collapses. So I wanted to ask you if the U.S. has actually made this petition to Spain, and what were the terms in which these petitions were made?

    MR ABRAMS: This is an old discussion. When I was assistant secretary of state for Latin America, and there were a lot of military regimes, the question of what to do with dictators arose, and it was actually Felipe Gonzalez, who was prime minister at the time, who said maybe Spain can help by taking some of these people. We’ve had some conversations with Spain. I wouldn’t say we made a request, they made an answer. We have certainly had conversations. We’ve had them with a couple of other places too, because this question may arise, and we have talked about off-ramps and we have talked about wanting some of the regime officials to leave the country as part of a transition.

    So the question therefore obviously arises: well, where would they go? And they may prefer to go to Cuba or Russia, but there are other places, and so that is a conversation we’ll continue to have. Unfortunately, none of the people at the top of the regime have yet made that decision, the decision that they should make. And as we’ve said before, we are willing to help them out in those circumstances.

    QUESTION: Can I ask a follow-up of – on that? You mentioned that they’re – the U.S. Government with Spain and a couple other places. Which ones are these other --

    MR ABRAMS: I’m not going to say, because it has not been as public as it has in the case of Spain.

    QUESTION: Thank you.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go to Washington Times.

    QUESTION: Thanks for coming out to talk with us. Big picture question regarding all the – all of the options on the table. Can you discuss the military option for a minute? And specifically, has the administration asked the Pentagon to draw up such an option? And assuming that it has, are you satisfied with the option that the Pentagon has, which is headed by an interim defense secretary, provided at this point?

    QUESTION: He’s a legitimate interim defense secretary. (Laughter.)

    MR ABRAMS: The President has said all options are the table. They are. Further than that it would be foolish for me to go, and I’m not going to do it.

    MR PALLADINO: Bloomberg.

    QUESTION: Mr. Abrams, can you talk a little bit more about the finite resources that the embassy is facing? I mean, it seems to be a suggestion that they’re running out of fuel and water. What were the constraints on the embassy?

    MR ABRAMS: It’s a difficult situation for the embassy. It’s a difficult situation for Venezuelans, of course, far more. I don’t believe the embassy is at this point connected to any water system. So there’s a question of how would you get fresh water. Obviously, there are continuing blackouts on and off. So the question then is: How are your generators working, and do you have enough fuel? There’s also a question of communications. If there’s no electricity, there are no communications, which obviously speaks immediately to the safety of our people.

    So the deterioration of the general situation in Caracas doesn’t affect the embassy exactly as it effects Venezuelans, but it does affect the embassy.

    QUESTION: But were you – was there any concern that there was some new or imminent security threat that the embassy might be overrun, that the Maduro regime was unable or unwilling to provide or to guarantee security?

    MR ABRAMS: We do not think that the regime is really able to provide security, and I would note that in his most recent public statement, former President Maduro spoke about calling upon the colectivos to come forward. Now, that – that’s calling for armed gangs to take over the streets, and it is obviously going to be a great worry to Venezuelans, but we noted it.

    QUESTION: I’m sorry, was that part of the – was that the deciding factor?

    MR ABRAMS: That – actually, that statement by Maduro came today. So it was not part of the decision. But the background was – and as you know, they’ve been using colectivos more in Caracas, along the borders. Perhaps it is a sign of Maduro’s lack of confidence in his own security forces. But it is by definition a breakdown of law and order.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go Wall Street Journal.

    QUESTION: Thank you. You said that the decision to remove embassy personnel doesn’t represent a policy change by the United States, but you have acknowledged that it would make it more difficult to meet with Venezuelans, both the Maduro regime and the Guaido government. So functionally, how is the U.S. going to proceed without an embassy staff on the ground? Are you just – are you going to remove them to nearby countries? Are they coming back to the States? What is the plan?

    MR ABRAMS: Who to nearby countries? The Americans?

    QUESTION: Yes.

    MR ABRAMS: The Americans will come back here to Washington, which is what the much larger group of Americans from the embassy in January did. I am very – I am one of the beneficiaries of this, because my team is made up in great part of people from Embassy Caracas, and the WHA team on Venezuela was also greatly enriched by their presence. Now, obviously people in the summer will go on to whatever forward assignments they had.

    We will – as I said, it’ll be harder, because we’re not going to be able to do the face-to-face meetings we were doing. Admittedly, we were not able to do a lot of face-to-face meetings because the embassy staff had become quite small. But it wasn’t – so it will be something that we’re going to have to try to accomplish outside of Venezuela or by telephone or by emails and other forms of communication.

    QUESTION: And are you able to give us even just rough estimates of the number of people we’re talking about?

    MR ABRAMS: No, we – I’m told we just – by the Diplomatic Security people we just don’t do that.

    MR PALLADINO: Let’s go to Fox.

    QUESTION: At the top you said that significant sanctions would be coming in the coming days. Can you elaborate a little bit on that? Are they targeting financial institutions or country-specific? The Secretary said yesterday a handful of nations are providing aid and comfort to the Maduro regime.

    MR ABRAMS: Well, we did, you know, Friday sanction a Russian-Venezuelan bank, one that was basically 50/50 owned by Russian and Venezuelan state institutions. There will be more sanctions of financial institutions – I think I would leave it at that – and more visa revocations coming very soon.

    QUESTION: Like today?

    MR ABRAMS: Possible. Possible.

    QUESTION: How about Turkey?

    MR PALLADINO: No, no Turkey. Voice of America, please.

    QUESTION: Well, Turkey and Venezuela is actually a thing.

    QUESTION: Yes.

    MR PALLADINO: Turkey and Venezuela. Okay.

    QUESTION: Yes, that’s what I – that’s what I mean.

    MR PALLADINO: Go ahead, Laurie. Okay, go ahead.

    QUESTION: Thank you. To follow up on this question, Turkey’s support for – is prominent among those countries supporting the Maduro regime, including through the gold trade. What – do you have a comment on that and are you considering the possibility of secondary sanctions?

    MR ABRAMS: Well, those are two different questions. We – Turkey’s support for the Maduro regime obviously is completely contrary to U.S. policy and very unhelpful, and we will continue to take a look at the ways in which that support takes place, and in the context of sanctions by Treasury. Maybe I should leave it at that.

    MR PALLADINO: Okay, fair enough. Voice of America.

    QUESTION: Thank you. So a follow-up on Nick’s question. Is yesterday’s sanction against the bank based in Russia a secondary sanction? And is it the beginning of more sanctions against foreign financial institutions? That’s number one, and number two: Can you please give us a sense if there is any diplomatic effort to bring China on board? Thank you.

    MR ABRAMS: The bank – the sanctions of Friday on the Russian-Venezuelan bank were not secondary sanctions. We have not done any secondary sanctions. The – we will continue to make efforts to bring China aboard. We have told – in various places have told the Chinese that we think if their concern is in essence getting their money back, they’ll never get it back from the bankrupt Maduro regime and from a basically destroyed Venezuelan economy. As the Secretary explained yesterday, the only way they’ll get it back is when Venezuela returns to prosperity, which it won’t do under Nicolas Maduro. Obviously they haven’t changed their policy yet, but we will continue to talk about that.

    QUESTION: Will they be subject to potential sanction?

    MR ABRAMS: Well, we have not done secondary sanctions. That’s always one of the options on the table.

    MR PALLADINO: Last one. Let’s – someone new. (Off-mike.)

    QUESTION: Really?

    QUESTION: NTN24, Emiliana Molina, Mr. Abrams. So removing U.S. diplomats and bringing them back to D.C., is this perhaps a show of lack of confidence from the U.S. in Juan Guaido’s government to restore democracy, and what does this mean for his government? Some experts are saying that this looks bad for Guaido.

    MR ABRAMS: It certainly is not a display of any lack of confidence in him. The fact is that today the regime has the guns. The National Assembly and Interim President Guaido are trying, through exclusively peaceful means, to bring democracy back to Venezuela, and that is obviously something we and dozens of other countries support. It is a reflection of the deterioration that we see on the ground in Venezuela, and it is in essence a follow-up to the major part of the decision, which was made on January 24th, to take most of the embassy staff. It’s – we left a few people there, not many, but it’s really the same logic. Our support for Interim President Guaido is absolutely undiminished, and I think, more importantly, the support of the Venezuelan people for him is undiminished.

    MR PALLADINO: Perfect. All right.

    MR ABRAMS: Okay.

    MR PALLADINO: Mr. Abrams, thank you very much.

    QUESTION: Thank you.

    MR ABRAMS: Thank you. Should I say see you tomorrow?

    MR PALLADINO: Yeah. No, no, no, no, no, no, no. (Laughter.)

    QUESTION: Or later this afternoon. (Laughter.)

    QUESTION: Robert, are some of these experts (inaudible)?

    MR PALLADINO: Some of our subject matter experts remain in the room, and so let’s get through some of our other issues today and then I’d be happy to make them available if you’ve got some specific questions that you’d like to ask on the subject of consular services in Venezuela, okay?

    QUESTION: You’re going to make them sit through the whole press briefing?

    MR PALLADINO: I’m going to apologize in advance. You are going to have to listen to some other things, it’s true, so all right. Thank you. All right.

    Let’s start with this: We are outraged to hear reports that the Iranian regime sentenced Iranian human rights defender and women’s rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes. This sentence is beyond barbaric. Her alleged crime was advocating for Iranian women’s rights and for defending other Iranian women who were arrested by the regime for peacefully protesting the mandatory hijab law. Nasrin was sentenced in absentia without a fair trial by the notorious revolutionary court, which is led by Judge Moghiseh, an accused human rights violator.

    In addition, just this week, the regime cynically announced that as they enter the fifth decade of the Iranian Revolution, they would appoint Ebrahim Raisi, a man involved in mass summary executions of prisoners of conscience, as the head of the regime’s judiciary. The Iranian regime makes a mockery of the entire legal system in Iran, placing innocent people at the mercy of accused human rights violators. We condemn Nasrin’s sentence in the strongest possible terms and call on all of our partners and allies to speak out and demand the release of this courageous human rights defender and all those arbitrarily detained immediately. The Iranian people deserve a government that respects their legitimate demands and the human rights of all in Iran, not one that subjects them to prosecution in a justice system led by accused human rights violators.

    And we are pleased to have a group of teachers and students from Oakton, Virginia with us today. They’re in the back row. Welcome. They’re visiting the State Department as part of their history course and they are here to learn about American foreign policy. So welcome, we’re happy that you could join us, and – yeah, don’t ask questions. Perfect, all right. (Laughter.)

    Great. Questions?

    QUESTION: Yeah. Robert, I mean, this is going to be for the end. I would just like to know from the consular – roughly how many Americans or people, dual American citizens they estimate – I know that there’s no exact figure. You can never be exact, but like, is it tens of thousands, hundreds of – I mean, what’s the population? And how much of a difference is this going to be mean with – it was only a handful of people at the embassy in Caracas anyway, so there couldn’t – must have been very limited what they could do for people who needed assistance. So I mean, is – what’s the actual impact on that?

    And then more broadly on Venezuela, not for the CA people, although maybe: What is the – what’s the current standing of this debate over TPS or some other kind of – if that’s determined not to be applicable in this Venezuela situation, some other mechanism that would allow Venezuelans to stay in the U.S. beyond what Special Representative Abrams has spoken about, the 74,000 who are already in this asylum pipeline?

    MR PALLADINO: Regarding American citizens, I will defer on some of the more specifics on what we’re able to do to some of the folks that we have with us today, but we – I can say at the top that we will hold the Maduro regime directly responsible for the safety and welfare of United States citizens that are in Venezuela, and like our travel advisory says, we – U.S. citizens – U.S. citizens residing in or traveling in Venezuela should strongly consider departing Venezuela. That’s something we’ve said previously and something that we reiterate. We’re pursuing all possible possibilities to secure travel options for U.S. citizens, and we will be announcing additional information for foreign government partners in the days that follow. We continue to advise American citizens to avoid demonstrations and large gatherings and to monitor local media for updates.

    To repeat, the travel advisory in Venezuela remains the same, and that is Level Four, do not travel. And I’ll leave it at that.

    QUESTION: TPS or some other --

    MR PALLADINO: I don’t have any updates on that issue today. I don’t want to get ahead. It’s something that’s being looked at, I know, but I don’t have any information to --

    QUESTION: But what exactly is being looked at? Some alternate mechanism? Has it been – has it actually been decided at some – by – has it actually – has the administration actually decided that TPS in the case of Venezuela is not the right – is not the applicable vehicle or mechanism for --

    MR PALLADINO: I don’t have any policy announcements to make on that. It’s just something – I don’t have any policy announcements to make.

    QUESTION: I have a follow-up just – I don’t know if I didn’t hear properly. Are you saying you’re pursuing all options as to get U.S. citizens out of Venezuela?

    MR PALLADINO: No, no. That’s something we do to help facilitate, not --

    QUESTION: To facilitate.

    MR PALLADINO: Yes, there’s no – yes.

    QUESTION: Okay.

    MR PALLADINO: Okay. Correct.

    Michelle.

    QUESTION: So with the situation deteriorating enough to now pull everybody out of the embassy, do you feel it necessary to put out additional information to all American citizens there, or do you feel like the “do not travel” sort of stands for itself?

    MR PALLADINO: Well, we routinely look at our travel information, and given that circumstances are changing, I would not think it – I would think – I would expect that additional information would be updated and provided in short order. I don’t think it’s going to change from Travel Four, that said, okay – from Level Four.

    QUESTION: Yeah, the advice that you – the advice that you last gave to – that you strongly, whatever that exact wording is, urge them to --

    MR PALLADINO: Yeah, “do not travel” was our – that’s our advice, okay?

    QUESTION: That’s – okay, that’s – but for those who are already there, I mean, the current language you said is, like, strongly suggest that they leave or something to that effect. Is that language from the alert going to be updated to, like, get out now?

    MR PALLADINO: That’s – I don’t want to preview what’s being done. It’s being looked at and reviewed, and in short order – safety of American citizens is one of the highest priorities of the State Department. It’s something that we are constantly reviewing, and as situations on the ground change, we review these things regularly and update them.

    Carol.

    QUESTION: Robert, after the American diplomats leave, will the local staff remain or will they – will they still be going into work and maybe protecting the property? And if not, will you be giving things like any remaining food and water that you have to them to take home, or can you tell me what --

    MR PALLADINO: I don’t have any additional information on that topic.

    (Inaudible.) Please, go ahead, Christina.

    QUESTION: Thanks. Can you give us – can you give us some guidance on when we might see the evacuation start? I’m hearing the end of the week. Does that sound about right? Is there an evacuation plan in the works? Can you give us, like, an update on where that is? Commercial? Are we going to send transports down?

    MR PALLADINO: We’re not going to get – the Secretary last night in his statement and tweet indicated this week, and we’re not going to get into details on when exactly or how exactly that will be transpiring.

    QUESTION: And just a follow-up, my colleagues asked a couple times but it wasn’t quite answered – Mr. Abrams didn’t quite answer the question when he was asked whether there had been some sort of new specific threat from the Maduro regime. He kept saying we don’t trust them to protect our diplomats, but can you say definitively, yes or no, if there had been some sort of new threat in the last couple hours that prompted this decision by the Secretary?

    MR PALLADINO: I have nothing beyond what Mr. Abrams said. I don’t.

    Please.

    QUESTION: Did you accept the premise of her first question, which was that this is an evacuation, or did you just not --

    MR PALLADINO: This is – no. This is – I did not. This is – we’re withdrawing U.S. personnel.

    QUESTION: Right, but do you consider it to be an evacuation?

    MR PALLADINO: No.

    QUESTION: Are you going in – is this Saigon ’75?

    MR PALLADINO: We’re withdrawing our personnel in an orderly fashion. The security of our people is paramount.

    Please. Said, please.

    QUESTION: Robert, thank you. Change topics. Okay.

    QUESTION: Could I just have one real quick question? Will the embassy be closed? Will that be the way to describe it? How would you describe --

    MR PALLADINO: I would not say it’s closed, no.

    QUESTION: How – when --

    MR PALLADINO: I would say – the legal status of the embassy – I would say we’re withdrawing from the embassy, but I believe closure is a matter of legality, and that’s not something that we have decided. So this is interim, I would say.

    QUESTION: One more on Venezuela?

    MR PALLADINO: Said, please go ahead.

    QUESTION: Yes, thank you. Changing topics, very quickly, Israel is set to deport the Human Rights Watch director for the West Bank because of a tweet, I guess. He’s a U.S. citizen. Are you aware of that? And what will you do to help him stay and conduct his job?

    MR PALLADINO: We are aware of those reports, and yes, the answer is --

    QUESTION: And what are you offering him? Aid? Help? Has he come – has he gone to the – not the consulate but the embassy?

    MR PALLADINO: I’m not aware of anything like that, Said.

    QUESTION: Okay. All right. Let me move on to another --

    QUESTION: Well, wait a second. Let’s stay.

    MR PALLADINO: Sure.

    QUESTION: Just are you talking to the Israelis about this? Would you – or is it – is it that you come to the defense of American citizens any – in all countries except Israel?

    MR PALLADINO: That is not true. The United States has no greater --

    QUESTION: Okay. Well --

    MR PALLADINO: Let me finish – has no greater responsibility, priority than the safety of American citizens, the welfare of our citizens overseas. In this particular case, I’m not going to talk about specifics. But I can say, as a matter of general principle, we value freedom of expression, even in cases where we do not agree with the political views espoused, and I’ll stop there.

    QUESTION: Thank you.

    QUESTION: But did he --

    QUESTION: Okay, let me just follow-up --

    MR PALLADINO: Go ahead.

    QUESTION: -- on another issue on the Palestinian-Israeli issue. The government signed agreement, the Israeli Government, to build 23,000 housing units in occupied East Jerusalem. And also, there’s been such an uptick in settlements and so on. I know that you stick to your policy, but has there been – I mean, past administrations would issue concern from time to time, say, “We’re concerned about the acceleration of settlement building,” and so on. What is your position on this latest thing, since we haven’t heard anything from this administration on settlements?

    MR PALLADINO: The President has made his position on settlements clear. This is something we’ve talked about before. The Israeli Government has also made clear that its intent is to adopt a policy regarding settlement activity that takes into account the President’s concerns, that takes those into consideration. And that’s something that we welcome.

    QUESTION: And do you think that they have – I mean since this President’s been in office for the past two years, that they took his concern into consideration?

    MR PALLADINO: We welcome the Israeli Government’s decision to take the President’s views into consideration, and I would just reiterate what the President has said repeatedly, that the administration is committed to pursuing a comprehensive peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

    QUESTION: Robert?

    MR PALLADINO: Laurie.

    QUESTION: (Off-mike.)

    QUESTION: The Western press yesterday ran headlines like, “Iran’s Rouhani in Iraq for His Third Visit to Offset U.S. Sanctions.” Is it still your position that Iraq has to abide by the Iran sanctions?

    MR PALLADINO: As far as sanctions go, as you know, a waiver was granted to Iraq to allow it to continue to pay for its electricity imports from Iran. And that has helped Iraq limit electricity shortages in the south since the re-imposition of sanctions that took place in November. And we’re going to continue to discuss Iran-related sanctions with our partners in Iraq to ensure continued compliance. And finally, any decisions related to those sanctions waivers, they’re at the discretion of the Secretary of State, and I would leave it there.

    QUESTION: Robert?

    QUESTION: And there are two issues in specific. One has to do with banking and reports that Iraq and Iran will establish a joint bank, which will allow Iran to circumvent sanctions. And the second has to do with a railroad from Iran to Basra, which would allow Iran to send military supplies to its proxies in Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria. Is that compatible with your understanding of sanctions?

    MR PALLADINO: Laurie, I don’t have any information on these proposals that you’re identifying today, so I’m going to refrain from talking on them.

    QUESTION: Robert --

    QUESTION: (Off-mike.)

    MR PALLADINO: Yep. Let’s go --

    QUESTION: Could you give us your reaction, the U.S. reaction, on President Bouteflika of Algeria not to seek a fifth term but to stay – to postpone the election and to stay in power, at least until the end of the year and probably after that?

    MR PALLADINO: We support efforts in Algeria to chart a new path forward based on dialogue that reflects the will of all Algerians and their aspirations for a peaceful and prosperous future.

    QUESTION: That’s all?

    MR PALLADINO: Well, we respect the rights of the Algerians to assemble and peacefully express their views, and we’re closely monitoring reports that Algeria’s elections have been postponed. We support the right of the Algerian people to vote in a free and fair election, as we do around the world.

    QUESTION: You think it’s a good thing that he’s not seeking a fifth term?

    MR PALLADINO: We support efforts in Algeria to chart a new path forward, and I’ll leave it at that.

    QUESTION: Robert?

    QUESTION: Robert?

    MR PALLADINO: Please. Afghanistan.

    QUESTION: Ambassador Khalilzad tweeted a short while ago that they’re – the – the two parties agreed in – in draft to some sort of proposal on the U.S. withdrawal as well as the Taliban providing safe haven in Afghanistan to terror groups. Can you share any more details on what that draft looks like, whether it’s – there’s a timetable now on U.S. withdrawal?

    MR PALLADINO: I did see those tweets. Special Representative Khalilzad and a team representing agencies across the United States Government concluded today talks with the Taliban delegation in Doha, and that’s what he was tweeting about. These have been the most substantive talks with the Taliban to date. We’ve received reports back from Special Representative Khalilzad that they’ve had meaningful progress. The Taliban have agreed that peace will require both sides to fully address four core issues, and they are: counterterrorism assurances, troop withdrawal, intra-Afghan dialogue, and a comprehensive ceasefire.

    In this round of talks, we were able to move to agreement in draft on the first two principles – counterterrorism assurances and troop withdrawal. And when that agreement, in draft, is finalized, the Taliban and an inclusive Afghan negotiating team that includes the Afghan Government and other Afghans will begin intra-Afghan negotiations of a political settlement and comprehensive ceasefire.

    And I’d also add that Special Representative Khalilzad will be returning to Washington. He’ll be consulting with Secretary Pompeo as well as the interagency and also partner countries in this process. Much work remains to be done. As Special Representative Khalilzad has said before, “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed.”

    QUESTION: So you can’t share any details then of what was agreed to in that draft?

    MR PALLADINO: I’m not going to be able to go into details on the results of the just concluded and ongoing talks.

    QUESTION: Robert?

    QUESTION: Robert?

    QUESTION: Second part of this though, as you said and as the ambassador tweeted, once this agreement in draft is finalized, then those intra-Afghan party talks will begin. Is that a commitment from the Taliban that they will engage, once this agreement is finalized, with the Afghan Government?

    MR PALLADINO: I’m not going to be able to go into more details on the agreement itself, because they’re private conversations, and we want to give the parties time to work things out and to work out these issues in private. But intra-Afghan dialogue that includes the Afghan Government as well as the Taliban and other Afghans encourages – is something that we’re very much focused on and remains part of what we’re pursuing.

    QUESTION: Can I ask you, on a separate topic, your statement at the beginning on Iran and the sentencing of a women’s rights activist: Why didn’t you issue a similar statement when Saudi Arabia arrested women rights activists there, including a State Department International Women of Courage Award winner, Samar Badawi?

    MR PALLADINO: We’ve – I mean, this particular case really was barbaric. Many others have spoken out on this as well. Thirty-eight – this is a – basically, a lawyer representing women clients that’s been sentenced to 38 years and 148 lashes. That kind of barbarism is something that must be called out.

    In regards to other countries, Secretary Pompeo – we’ve spoken about – we speak about human rights, frankly, when we engage – when we travel the world engaging partners, allies. We do this regularly. It’s something that we stand for. It’s something that we’ll continue to do.

    QUESTION: But why not do it from the podium in a similar fashion?

    MR PALLADINO: I’m not sure what specific case you’re referring to. We choose different ways to communicate our – to promote the value – human rights values. It’s something we’re going to continue to be outspoken about and we raise this regularly with all partners.

    Sure, Janne. Please, go ahead.

    QUESTION: Thank you very much, Robert. On South Korea, not North Korea this time.

    MR PALLADINO: Okay.

    QUESTION: Okay. The – reported by the South Korean Channel A News, the former unification minister of South Korea, Jeong Se-hyun, said that the United States National Security Advisor John Bolton is a very unlucky person. I think the insulting language about John Bolton is a (inaudible) about – against the American people. How do U.S. react diplomatically?

    MR PALLADINO: Yeah, I haven’t seen that report and I’m – I have no reaction. Okay.

    QUESTION: Because he blaming about Hanoi talks, so John Bolton made the decisions break down this U.S.-North Korea summit. Can you find that out?

    MR PALLADINO: I would just say that the lead negotiator for the United States of America is the President of the United States, and that’s the President’s decision.

    QUESTION: Robert --

    QUESTION: That’s President’s decision. Okay. Thank you.

    QUESTION: Can I ask about the Ethiopian Airlines crash? It’s my understanding that Ethiopia has a lot of control over the investigation, at least at this point. Is the State Department working with Ethiopian authorities to make sure U.S. investigators have access to black boxes?

    MR PALLADINO: In response to the Government of Ethiopia’s request, we have sent a team from the United States National Transportation Safety Board. That includes the Federal Aviation Administration personnel as well. And they’re assisting in the investigation to determine the cause of death. Officials from the United States are also coordinating with INTERPOL and Ethiopian authorities in support of efforts to identify the remains of victims. These are some of the steps that the United States Government is taking to assist, and we – again, we extend our deepest condolences to all those families and the friends of those that lost their lives on that tragic accident.

    QUESTION: On Syria, Robert --

    MR PALLADINO: Please, right there.

    QUESTION: Thank you. If we can move to North Korea. Given the UN panel of experts’ findings on North Korea and sanctions, is the administration concerned that North – that the sanctions regime is not being enforced?

    MR PALLADINO: We made progress in Hanoi at the summit, and although we did not reach an agreement with North Korea, we were able to exchange detailed positions and to narrow the gap on a number of issues. Also made clear the United States expects complete denuclearization before sanctions relief. So I’d say that in response to your question, the United States and the international community have a shared understanding of what final, fully verified denuclearization entails, as well as meaningful progress, what that will constitute, what that goal looks like. And we remain ready to move forward. And I’ll leave it at that.

    QUESTION: Can I just follow quickly? Does the administration believe that there should be more economic pressure applied on North Korea?

    MR PALLADINO: We remain ready to engage North Korea. We are looking – I’m sorry, what was your question again? Increased? So we – our policy’s been explained many times; the President explained that these sanctions are the world’s sanctions and that they will be maintained until denuclearization is achieved. And I’ll leave it at that for now.

    Let’s go – last question. Michel, please.

    QUESTION: Yeah. You tweeted on Syria and building a statue of Hafez Assad in Daraa. Can you make the statement on camera, please?

    MR PALLADINO: I’m sorry, can you say it one more time, Michel?

    QUESTION: On Syria. You tweeted on building a statue of Hafez Assad in Daraa. Do you remember?

    MR PALLADINO: When was this?

    QUESTION: Before noon today.

    MR PALLADINO: Before noon. Of course. (Laughter.)

    QUESTION: If you can make the statement on camera, please.

    MR PALLADINO: (Laughter.) And what is your question? Help me establish --

    QUESTION: If you can make the statement on camera, please.

    MR PALLADINO: I need the tweet in front of me. (Laughter.)

    QUESTION: Okay. I will retweet it. You can --

    MR PALLADINO: All right, I’ll do it afterwards. If you want me to read the tweet, I’d be happy to do that. All right. All right.

    QUESTION: Quick question on Israel?

    MR PALLADINO: Shri, go ahead. Oh, I’m sorry, not Shri. Shri, go ahead. There’s your hand there.

    QUESTION: I wanted to know if you have an update on the exemption from Iran sanctions for India on oil purchases. It’s been six months since they were granted, and I think the foreign secretary is – Gokhale is scheduled to discuss them with his U.S. counterparts.

    And a second question: Is the U.S. concerned that China might block the UNSC 1267 listing request for Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar? Because Beijing made some comments yesterday that would suggest that China was potentially going to put a hold on it or block it.

    MR PALLADINO: As you point out, Foreign Secretary Gokhale is in town for high-level meetings this week at the State Department. He met with Secretary Pompeo yesterday. He’s got meetings at the White House, Department of Defense, as well as on Capitol Hill on a range of diplomatic and security issues.

    Regarding Masood Azhar, the United States and India work closely together on counterterrorism efforts, and that includes at the United Nations. And our views on Jaish-e-Mohammed and its founder are well known. JEM is a United Nations-designated terrorist group. Azhar is the founder and the leader of JEM, and he meets the criteria for designation by the United Nations. JEM has been responsible for numerous terrorist attacks and is a threat to regional stability and peace.

    Now, the United Nations sanctions committee, their deliberations are confidential, and as such we don’t comment on specific matters, but we’ll continue to work with the sanctions committee to ensure that the designation list is updated and accurate.

    Regarding your specific question on China, I would say that the United States and China share a mutual interest in achieving regional stability and peace, and that a failure to designate Azhar would run counter to this goal.

    And with that, we’ll end.

    QUESTION: The National Security Advisor John Bolton welcomed the foreign – Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi. Do you have any readout of that?

    MR PALLADINO: The national security advisor works at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and I’d have to refer you to the White House for a readout on his call, but thanks. I don’t have a readout for you.

    (The briefing was concluded at 3:38 p.m.)


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          Dorothy Dean presents: Shepherd’s pie just in time for St. Patrick’s      Cache   Translate Page      

From socks to beer, and hair to eggs, the world goes festively green for St. Patrick’s Day.

But if decking yourself – or your food – out it green isn’t your thing, celebrate with this delicious classic Irish dish, shepherd’s pie.

While also known as “cottage pie,” shepherd’s pie is the more commonly used name for any meat pie topped with a mashed potato crust. Though, there is a slight distinction between the two: shepherd’s pie is traditionally made with lamb, while cottage pie is made with beef. And despite some people being sticklers about the difference, most just call either version shepherd’s pie – me being one of them.

But whatever you choose to call it, this savory casserole style meal is sure to become a family staple.

I mean, who doesn’t love meat and potatoes? Now throw in some gravy, speckles of veggies, and – my added layer – a puff pastry crust. How can you resist?

Irish or not, this rich and hearty dish deserves to be celebrated.

While this version uses ground beef, you can substitute ground lamb, chicken, turkey or pork. Leftover stewed or roasted meat can also be used. For a meatless pie, use lentils or beans. And feel free to add in additional veggies, like celery, green beans, or mushrooms.

The puff pastry adds a tender-crisp crust that also absorbs excess liquid and makes the pie easier to serve. Though, shepherd’s pie is traditionally crustless, so it can made without.

And to save time, you can skip making mashed potatoes and just use instant – I won’t judge. About 4-5 cups will be needed.

This dish can also be made 2-3 days in advance. Just skip the oven and cover and refrigerate until ready to bake. It can also be served in individual ramekins. And if you don’t have a house full to feed, cut the recipe in half and bake in a 8 or 9-inch square dish.

Shepherd’s Pie

Adapted from foodnetwork.com

Crust:

1 1/3 sheets of puff pastry, thawed

Topping:

4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

1/4 cup half-and-half

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup cream cheese

1 egg yolk

1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon paprika

Filling:

2 tablespoons oil

2 carrots, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)

1 cup onions, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon sugar

3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon ketchup

1 (0.75-1.2 ounce) packet brown gravy mix

1 cup water

1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

1/2 cup corn

1/2 cup peas

Garnish:

Paprika

Fresh parsley, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray and line the bottom of the dish with puff pastry sheets. Using a fork, prick holes all over the pastry and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden and puffed. Remove from oven, set aside, and lower oven temperature to 375 degrees.

For the topping, place potatoes into a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Place on stove over high heat, cover, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove lid and lower heat to maintain a simmer. Cook until potatoes are fork tender, about 10-15 minutes. Combine the half-and-half and butter in a microwave safe bowl, and heat until warmed through, about 30 seconds. Drain potatoes in colander and return to saucepan. Mash the potatoes, then add in the half-and-half and butter and mash until smooth. Stir in in the sour cream, cream cheese, egg yolk, parsley and seasonings until well combined; set aside.

To make the filling, heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add in the carrots and onions and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in the garlic until combined, then add in the ground beef and cook until well browned. Drain off excess fat. Add the salt, garlic powder, pepper, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, brown gravy mix and water, and stir to combine.

Fold the parsley, corn, and peas into the beef mixture and spread evenly over pre-baked pastry crust. Slather or pipe the mashed potatoes over beef mixture. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are golden and edges are bubbling. Let set on cooling rack at least 15 minutes before serving.


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          US retail sales weak; US inflation expectations low; China car sales slump; Japan and Germany report low key data; Wall Street strangely ebullient; UST 10yr 2.64%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 73.1      Cache   Translate Page      

Here's our summary of key events over the weekend that affect New Zealand, with news of a range of data that is turning decidedly ugly.

First, US retail sales have come in with a very small gain in January, which is better than the decline the month before. In fact, the December decline was widened with revised data, while the January rise represents only a +2.3% gain year-on-year. These levels don't indicate a strongly growing economy. Sharply lower car sales in January drove the result. The latest measure of business inventories show a significant rise, up +4.8% year-on-year. That is a big rise, up by almost +½% of GDP in a year.

A NY Fed survey shows that American consumers expect prices to rise more slowly, a decline in inflation expectations that likely reinforces the official Fed reluctance to hike rates further in the meantime.

Car sales in China continued their downhill run into February, falling for the eighth consecutive month. Vehicle sales in February - a period that includes the Spring Festival holiday - totaled 1.2 million, down a chunky -17% from a year earlier.

And Japan's machine tool orders slumped as well. They fell -29% in February from the same month a year ago, the fifth straight drop, and the rate of decline is getting steeper as overseas demand for these investment goods dries up.

In Germany, plunging car output drove an unexpected drop in production of German goods in January and an industry body cut its 2019 growth forecast, adding to signs that trade war tensions and unease about Brexit are weighing on Europe's largest economy. And the German government has apparently cut its in-house growth outlook to +0.8% from +1.0%, the second reduction in less than two months. They follow others.

And this is despite a very large flow of funds out of the UK and into Europe ahead of a hard Brexit. A new study shows that more than NZ$1.5 tin has already flowed, equivalent to "about -10% of the UK's banking assets". The main destinations seem to be Dublin, Paris and Frankfurt.

And Turkey is in recession shrinking by -2.4% in the fourth quarter of 2018, from the previous quarter. This follows a -1.6% drop the previous quarter, making two quarters of falling growth - the definition of recession. (Turkey is the world's 18th largest economy.)

You wouldn't know any of this from equity market movements. Today Wall Street is up +1.3% in a risk-on shift in sentiment. That follows a +0.7% rise on most European markets. And they followed strong gains yesterday in Tokyo (+0.5%), Hong Kong (+1.0%) and Shanghai (+1.9%). Perhaps markets sense the US-China trade talks will end well. Perhaps they are blind to the economic data. Or perhaps they sense major new money printing is on its way. Who knows? It is hard to find any analysis that can reconcile investor mood and the global economic data trends.

The UST 10yr yield is a little firmer today by +1 bp and is now at 2.64%. Their 2-10 curve remains at +16 bps while their negative 1-5 curve is at -8 bps. The Aussie Govt 10yr is down -1 bp to 2.02%, the China Govt 10yr is up +1 bp to 3.17%, while the NZ Govt 10 yr is also up 1 bp to 2.11%. The New Zealand 10 year swap rate is at a record low again of 2.37%.

Gold is lower, down to US$1,292 and a -US$6 fall since this time yesterday.

US oil prices are now just over US$56.50/bbl while the Brent benchmark is just over US$66.50/bbl. That's a small rise overnight. The United States will drive global oil supply growth over the next five years, adding another 4 mln bbd to the country's already booming output, the International Energy Agency said.

The Kiwi dollar is at 68.3 USc and a little firmer. On the cross rates we have gained on the Aussie and now at 96.8 AUc which is its highest level since September 2016. Against the euro we are up to 60.8 euro cents. That puts the TWI-5 at 73.1.

Bitcoin is marginally softer at US$3,844. This rate is charted in the exchange rate set below.

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Below is testimony submitted by MomsRising Member, Nikki Berlew-O’Meara, to the hearing of the House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services Hearing as part of the House Education and Labor Committee held on March 12, 2019. Click here to take action and share your story like Nikki!

Good morning Chairman Bonamici, Ranking Member Comer, and members of the Subcommittee. My name is Nikki Berlew-O’Meara, and I am a proud member of MomsRising from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Thank you for inviting me to testify today about the vital role school lunches play in my family’s life and my children’s nutrition.

I am the mother of a nine-year-old named James and a six-year-old named Natalie. As a single mom, money is always tight for my family. Thankfully, both my children receive free lunch at school, which is a huge help for us. The National School Lunch program has been a crucial lifeline as I strive to give my children the strong, healthy start they deserve.

One of my top priorities is giving my kids balanced diets, to help grow their minds and bodies. The National School Lunch Program’s nutrition standards are a huge help. When I drop my kids off at school each morning, I know they will get a healthy lunch with the vegetables, fruit, whole grains and lean proteins that are essential for their health. The lunch they get at school is healthier and more substantial than the lunch I would be able to pack for them. And because enough students in my children’s district qualify for free lunch, everyone at their school gets them - meaning my children don’t have to feel singled out.

The National School Lunch Program benefits my children’s nutrition outside of school, too. Because I’m not paying for lunch every day, I have more money to spend on their dinners. Money is tight in our household, so every penny counts. It means I can afford healthier options like fresh produce, as well as introduce them to new foods. I’m always trying to get my kids to try new things – which any parent will tell you is not easy! – and the National School Lunch Program gives me the buffer I need to do so.I can spend my grocery budget on new foods and not fear that the money will be wasted if the kids don’t like it. Plus my kids are coming home and telling me about the new foods they are trying at school. As a result, my children eat better and more diverse food, both at school and throughout the day. They love turkey tacos and chuck roast with potatoes at home and at school they like to eat chicken sandwiches, meatloaf, and mandarin oranges. I've been trying for years to get my daughter to try salad and she finally tried it at school with her friends!

If we did not have the National School Lunch Program, my kids’ meals would be simpler and less nutritious. We also wouldn’t be able to afford the occasional discounted movie night or even going out to eat for birthdays, which create precious memories for my family. I know what it’s like to have to cut costs like that; we have endured difficult periods where we had to cut those expenses and more. After my divorce, things were really tough. We used SNAP benefits for awhile, and I was wearing two hoodies at home when the kids were out, to save on utilities. During those periods, the National School Lunch program was even more crucial for us. Simply put, without it, my kids would have eaten much less. And they would have eaten more meals like pasta and white rice, which keep their bellies full but don’t provide the nutrition they need to grow.

The National School Lunch Program provides essential support for my children’s education, as well. It is so important to me that they get the best education possible, so they can reach their potential and pursue their dreams, and these programs are a huge part of that. If my kids did not get the food and nutrition they need, they would be much more distracted at school. They would not be thinking about upcoming vocabulary tests or science projects, but instead they would be thinking about – and wishing for – their next meal. Simply put, kids can’t learn if they’re not getting proper nutrition. Because my children get well-balanced meals at school, they can focus on what matters most: feeding their minds and broadening their horizons by working hard in their classes.

As the committee discusses child nutrition programs, I hope you will remember James, Natalie, and other families like mine. The decisions this committee makes will have a significant impact on working families and whether we will be able to set our children up for success. Child nutrition programs need to continue to be well-funded, supported, and improved, not only for my kids, but for the other children at their school who have fallen on much tougher times.

My kids deserve healthy food, and all kids deserve healthy food -- regardless of how much money their parents make. These programs are a crucial part of ensuring their basic needs are met. Thank you for remembering the importance of healthy food for our nation’s next generation. 


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Όσο πιο ξεκάθαρα είναι τα πλεονεκτήματα που αποκτάει η Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία στο πεδίο των ενεργειακών πόρων, τόσο πιο απρόβλεπτη είναι η συμπεριφορά της Τουρκίας. Κι αυτό επειδή η Άγκυρα, ευρισκόμενη σε σχετική απομόνωση, καταφεύγει σε επιθετικότητα. Πρόκειται σχεδόν για εξαρτημένα αντανακλαστικά. Ο Ταγίπ Ερντογάν, όχι μόνο δεν διστάζει να ξεδιπλώσει τις επιδιώξεις του, αλλά χαρακτηρίζει εχθρούς και όσους δεν υποτάσσονται σε αυτές, κάτι που ο Νίκος Κοτζιάς κάνει πως δεν βλέπει.

Για να μην υπάρξει, μάλιστα, αμφισβήτηση των προθέσεων και της ετοιμότητάς του, προχώρησε σε μία πρωτοφανή επίδειξη δύναμης, ξοδεύοντας εκατομμύρια δολάρια για την εκτεταμένη άσκηση “Γαλάζια Πατρίδα”. Το πρόγραμμα της ναυτικής άσκησης συμπεριλάμβανε και σενάριο κατάληψης ελληνικής νησίδας. Στο σχετικό τμήμα της άσκησης, μάλιστα, συμμετείχε και το μεγάλο μέρος των μονάδων υποβρυχίων καταστροφών, με σκοπό να προετοιμάσουν την απόβαση των τεθωρακισμένων και του πεζικού.

Μπορεί, σύμφωνα με όλες τις πληροφορίες, η Άγκυρα να μην έβγαλε τελικά στην θάλασσα τα 103 πολεμικά σκάφη που είχε αρχικά διαφημίσει, αλλά το μήνυμά της παραμένει ξεκάθαρο. Ειδικά αν αναλογιστεί κανείς και τη γεώτρηση στην κυπριακή ΑΟΖ, που έχει εξαγγείλει. Αξίζει, βέβαια, να υπενθυμίσουμε ότι η Άγκυρα δεν τόλμησε να παρεμποδίσει τη γεώτρηση της ExxonMobil στο οικόπεδο 10.

Όπως είναι γνωστό, η Τουρκία ισχυρίζεται ότι τα νησιά δεν έχουν υφαλοκρηπίδα-ΑΟΖ, ότι ως εκ τούτου είναι δική της υφαλοκρηπίδα το ανατολικό Αιγαίο και όλο το βόρειο ήμισυ της τεράστιας θαλάσσιας ζώνης στην Ανατολική Μεσόγειο που ορίζεται στο άξονα Βορρά-Νότου από τα τουρκικά παράλια και τη βόρεια Αφρική και στον άξονα Δύση-Ανατολή από την Κρήτη μέχρι και την Κύπρο. Για την ακρίβεια, όπως μας το έδειξε με τους χάρτες του σημερινού υπουργού Άμυνας Χουλουσί Ακάρ, η Άγκυρα διεκδικεί και υφαλοκρηπίδα νοτίως της Ιεράπετρας.

Ο Κοτζιάς κάνει μάθημα στους Έλληνες


Όταν, λοιπόν, συμβαίνουν αυτά, ο Νίκος Κοτζιάς έκανε μάθημα στους Έλληνες από το Φόρουμ των Δελφών να μην είναι «μοναχοφάηδες». «Αν αρχίσεις στις διεθνείς σχέσεις και είσαι μοναχοφάης λέγοντας ‘όλα δικά μου’, τότε είσαι κι εσύ μέρος του προβλήματος… Αυτό που πρέπει να κάνεις και που προσπάθησα να κάνω είναι και να εξασφαλίσεις την ασφάλεια –με τις δύο τετραμερείς– και να δώσεις μια προοπτική ότι η Τουρκία, όχι στην κυπριακή ΑΟΖ αλλά στη Μεσόγειο συνολικά, θα συμμετάσχει σε αυτή την οικονομική ανάπτυξη. Πρέπει να βρεις τρόπους οργάνωσης επιχειρηματικούς, τις μπίζνες, της δουλειάς, όχι της γεωπολιτικής, που να συμμετάσχει σε αυτό που της αντιστοιχεί και της αρμόζει».

Πολύ θολές κουβέντες όλα τα παραπάνω. Αν τις “ξύσεις” το μόνο νόημα που βγάζουν είναι κάποιου είδους συνεκμετάλλευση με την Τουρκία. Κι αυτό, επειδή κανείς δεν αμφισβήτησε τα όποια δικαιώματα παραχωρεί το Διεθνές Δίκαιο της Θάλασσας στην Τουρκία και στο Αιγαίο και στην Ανατολική Μεσόγειο. Άρα, τα λόγια του αφορούν ελληνικά δικαιώματα που η Άγκυρα αμφισβητεί.

Δεν πρόκειται για αυθαίρετο συμπέρασμα. Στην ίδια ομιλία του, χωρίς να ερωτηθεί, έθεσε ζήτημα Καστελόριζου. «Αν νομίζεις, όπως κάνουν μερικοί στην Ελλάδα, ότι η Τουρκία με χιλιάδες μίλια δεν έχει ΑΟΖ, δεν έχει τίποτα και όλη η ΑΟΖ είναι -ξέρω εγώ- το Καστελόριζο έχει το 100% έχει όλη την περιοχή, δεν είναι έτσι. Τα πράγματα θέλουν προσοχή, φιλική πολιτική, διεθνές δίκαιο και να τον βάζεις και τον άλλο στο παιχνίδι, για να κατευνάζεις».
Νάτος, λοιπόν, ο “λαγός”!

Ξιφομαχία με φαντάσματα


Ποιος άραγε ισχυρίσθηκε ότι λόγω Καστελόριζου η Ελλάδα έχει δική της όλη την υφαλοκρηπίδα και η Τουρκία τίποτα. Είναι η Άγκυρα που ισχυρίζεται ότι τα ελληνικά νησιά δεν έχουν υφαλοκρηπίδα, παραβιάζοντας το διεθνές δίκαιο. Ο Νίκος Κοτζιάς ξιφομαχεί με φαντάσματα, επειδή δεν τόλμησε να ξεστομίσει αυτό που εμμέσως πλην σαφώς λέει: ότι δεν πρέπει να εφαρμοστεί η αρχή της μέσης γραμμής για την οριοθέτηση της υφαλοκρηπίδας, υιοθετώντας το τουρκικό επιχείρημα ότι η Τουρκία είναι μεγάλη και το Καστελόριζο μικρό.

Η Αθήνα, όμως, έχει προτείνει την οριοθέτηση με κοινή προσφυγή στο Διεθνές Δικαστήριο της Χάγης. Εάν αυτό αποφασίσει να μην δώσει πλήρη επήρεια στο Καστελόριζο, υιοθετώντας ένα συνδυασμό και της αρχής της μέσης γραμμής και της αρχής της αναλογικότητας, κανένα πρόβλημα. Είναι η Άγκυρα, όμως, που δεν θέλει την εφαρμογή του διεθνούς δικαίου, αλλά καταφεύγει σε “τσαμπουκάδες”. Και μάλλον αυτοί φέρνουν κάποιο αποτέλεσμα, αφού ο πρώην υπουργός Εξωτερικών της Ελλάδας δηλώνει ρητά πως πρέπει να βάλουμε και την Τουρκία στο παιχνίδι (δηλαδή να της δώσουμε μερίδιο) για να την κατευνάσουμε!

Δεν είναι, βέβαια, τυχαίο ότι τουρκικά ΜΜΕ, όπως η εφημερίδα Sabah, έσπευσαν να προβάλουν τη δήλωση Κοτζιά, θεωρώντας ότι υποστηρίζει τα τουρκικά εθνικά συμφέροντα. Παρά την φιλική διάθεση του πρώην υπουργού Εξωτερικών, πάντως, οι γείτονες δεν λένε να ανταποκριθούν. Αντί για Μπουσκάλια φαίνεται ότι μελετάνε την “Τέχνη του Πολέμου” του Σουν Τζου.

Ακατανόητος ο Νίκος Κοτζιάς


Το να επιμένει ο πρώην υπουργός Εξωτερικών να μιλάει έτσι όταν η Άγκυρα ισχυρίζεται ότι ακόμα και τα μεγάλα νησιά διαθέτουν μόνο χωρικά ύδατα έξι μιλίων και όχι υφαλοκρηπίδα-ΑΟΖ είναι ακατανόητο. Και επειδή δεν υπάρχουν ακατανόητα, καλό είναι να ξεκαθαρίσει τη θέση του. Ενδεικτικό του κλίματος που επικρατεί στις ελληνοτουρκικές θέσεις είναι και τα όσα ακούστηκαν κατά τη διάρκεια της συνόδου της Κοινοβουλευτικής Συνέλευσης του ΝΑΤΟ στην Αθήνα.

Τούρκος βουλευτής εξέφρασε τις πάγιες τουρκικές θέσεις, χωρίς να εισπράξει την επιβαλλόμενη απάντηση από τους παρευρισκόμενους βουλευτές της συμπολίτευσης Δουζίνα και Καραγιαννίδη. Μετά τον θόρυβο που προκλήθηκε από τη στάση τους και οι δύο τους επιχείρησαν να ανασκευάσουν.

Γεγονός παραμένει, πάντως, ότι όχι μόνο δεν αντέδρασαν στην πρόκληση του Τούρκου βουλευτή Αχμέτ Γιλντίζ, που είπε μέσα στη Βουλή ότι οι γεωτρήσεις στην κυπριακή ΑΟΖ θα έχουν συνέπειες. Ο Καραγιαννίδης, μάλιστα, δήλωσε ότι πρέπει να λυθούν τα προβλήματα μεταξύ Ελλάδας και Τουρκίας με «έντιμο συμβιβασμό, όπως έγινε και με τη Βόρεια Μακεδονία». Είναι άραγε σύμπτωση ότι οι αμφιλεγόμενες δηλώσεις Κοτζιά συνέπεσαν με τη δήλωση του Καραγιαννίδη για την ανάγκη να συνάψουμε μία “Συμφωνία των Πρεσπών” για τα ελληνοτουρκικά;

Ο Ερντογάν μπορεί να δήλωσε ότι οι Έλληνες φοβήθηκαν από την τουρκική άσκηση “Γαλάζια Πατρίδα”, μπορεί να παίζει το χαρτί της ισχύος, αλλά έχει πλέον ανοίξει πολλά μέτωπα, με πιο σημαντικό αυτό με τις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες. Οι αμερικανοτουρκικές σχέσεις έχουν πάρει την κάτω βόλτα, μετά και την απόφαση του προέδρου Τραμπ να αφαιρέσει από την Τουρκία το καθεστώς προνομιακής μεταχείρισης, το οποίο έδινε τη δυνατότητα σε τουρκικά προϊόντα να εισέρχονται στην αμερικανική αγορά αδασμολόγητα.

Η επίσημη δικαιολογία


Μπορεί η επίσημη δικαιολογία να είναι ότι η τουρκική οικονομία είναι πλέον επαρκώς αναπτυγμένη, αλλά είναι κοινό μυστικό πως αιτία είναι η γεωπολιτική διολίσθηση της Τουρκίας μακριά από τη Δύση με σημείο καμπής τους S-400. Με τα σημερινά δεδομένα, η απόφαση της Ουάσιγκτον είναι ότι εάν η Τουρκία παραλάβει και εγκαταστήσει τους S-400, τότε θα ακυρωθεί η πώληση των μαχητικών F-35 στην Άγκυρα και θα εξοστρακιστεί και από το πρόγραμμα κατασκευής.

Μία εξαιρετικά σημαντική για την Ελλάδα, αλλά και ενδεικτική για το ρήγμα στις σχέσεις Ουάσινγκτον-Άγκυρας είναι το γεγονός ότι ο Αμερικανός υπουργός Εξωτερικών Μάικ Πομπέο θα πάει στην Ιερουσαλήμ, στις 20 Μαρτίου, για να λάβει μέρος στην τριμερή συνάντηση του Ισραήλ με την Ελλάδα και την Κύπρο.

Στο κόκκινο είναι και οι γερμανοτουρκικές σχέσεις, μετά και τις δηλώσεις του Τούρκου υπουργού Εσωτερικών περί συλλήψεων Γερμανών που επισκέπτονται την Τουρκία για τουρισμό, οι οποίοι θεωρούνται υποστηρικτές του Φετουλάχ Γκιουλέν. Το Βερολίνο είναι οργισμένο και εξαιτίας της απόφασης των τουρκικών αρχών να μην ανανεώσουν τις διαπιστεύσεις Γερμανών ανταποκριτών στη χώρα. Μεταξύ αυτών είναι και οι ανταποκριτές του δεύτερου καναλιού της δημόσιας τηλεόρασης ZDF και της εφημερίδας Tagesspiegel.

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          Turkey falls into recession as lira crisis takes long-lasting toll      Cache   Translate Page      

Economy contracts in final three months of 2018 ahead of local elections this month


          x-dream-distribution and partners at CabSat2019      Cache   Translate Page      

Following our success at CabSat 2018, we decided to bring our innovative products and services to it once again. Join x-dream-distribution GmbH in Dubai from 12-14 March 2019 at CabSat on the Bavarian booth in Hall 3.

x-dream-distribution GmbH presents innovative ingest, Social ingest andoutgestsolutions by Woody Technologies and transcoding and live broadcasting software by Capella Systems, as well as ingest and playout software by Libero Systems, and microservices toolkit for broadcaster by Squared Paper.

All the latest features that have been presented at BVE2019 and even more, will be available to all our visitors at CabSat in Dubai, Middle East & Africa's only event for content, broadcast, satellite, media & entertainment industry professionals looking to create inspiration, action & reaction.

Partner products and news CabSat 2019

Capella Systems (USA)

Cambria FTC // Cambria Cluster

Already in 4th generation, the Cambria FTC and Cambria Cluster are an innovative transcoding product… Most resentstandardfeatures:

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•    DASH, HLS, MSS
•    Dolby E & Dolby Vision
•    S3 read&write

Cambria Live // Cambria Broadcast Manager // Live Edit

New release of Cambria Live Series v4.1, a software-based production suite for professional live streaming broadcast production. This all-in-one system handles live switching, production functions, encoding, and distribution.

•    MPEG-DASH and CMAF support for Akamai
•    Failover (backup stream) support for DASH/HLS with Akamai
•    Ad Pre-fetch request to Yospace HLS/DASH targets
•    Software-based cue tone trigger feature
•    Embed splice_event_id from SCTE into Ad Preset

Flow Works (Germany)

Distributed MAM with distributed workflow support for media processing.
•    FlowCenter - highly integrated, complete workflow and asset management solution.
•    Flow ANT - micro media management appliance with GPU acceleration
•    All-new Flow Archive GUI (Editorial GUI).

Libero (Turkey)

•    Libero Playout is a software-based playout automation system which provides powerful, flexible and user-friendly broadcasting solutions via a client-server architecture.
•    Libero Ingest is a flexible multi-channel ingest, transcoding and encoding software with powerful and user-friendly features.

Metaliquid (Italy)

Customized on-premises and cloud state of the art AI recognition and classification services to meet specific industry needs. Metaliquid has developed a proprietary deep learning framework and neural network architectures.

•    Face recognition
•    Shot and setting recognition
•    Sensitive contentdetection
•    Opening and closingcreditsdetection
•    Sport actionsclassification
•    Content type, audio and language classification

Squared Paper (United Kingdom)

The Busby Enterprise Service Bus & microservices toolkit is specially designed for the broadcast industry:

•    monitoring hardware and software systems and applications
•    workflow orchestration from small to large and complex
•    event recording for SLA reporting and later analysis
•    controlling external devices and services, etc.

Teamium (France)

Feature rich, simple to use resource scheduling and collaboration management solution exclusively designed for video production.
•    Cloud-basedproductionmanagement
•    Resourceplanning and scheduling
•    User definedbusinessprocesses
•    Consumer grade userexperience
•    Realtime financialdashboard

Woody Technologies (France)

•    Version 3.1 of all Woody software will be released, bringing several major enhancements.
•    New Woody in2it Server, a unique client-server ingest tool for all media formats, with web-based intuitive UX and strong workflow control features, streamlining local and remote ingest workflows.

•    Woody in2it Go, the ultimate tool for reporters on the field to encode, transfer and notify their footage or stories to the broadcaster facility.
•    Woody Social, ingest from any social network directly to your production environment.
•    Woody in2it Server, Woody Ingest, Woody Outgest and Woody Social can now be deployed in a scalable architecture containing multiple nodes. This brings two major improvements - redundancy and load balancing – for large Woody deployments.

x-dream-media (Germany)

Software integrator with an entire commitment to the media IT developing its own software products for file-based workflows and asset management.
 
•    Signiant Managers + Agents and XDM WFM – workflow manager with integrations to many 3rd parties file processing and publishing software
•    OneGUI – job, workflow and farm monitoring & reporting, search & filtering, multi-tenant, various 3rd parties (e.g. Harmonic, Telestream, Capella, MOG, Interra)
•    Ingest Browser – media browsing, previewing, trimming and workflow start, watchfolder, storage indexing, file search
•    MFP – multi format player with frame accurate positioning, side-by-side view, audio leveling, SDI output and playlist support
•    SERVUS node – software-only videoserver, recorder and IP-streamer

 

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After a little time off, Bryan and Becky come back with a show jammed packed with fun, information, and a little bit of Magic!

They continue their walk thru of the Magic Kingdom with Liberty Square and Frontier Land at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. So come along for the ride whether you've been there a million times or never been at all, and hear what these magical lands have to offer you in means of attractions, shops, restraunts, and shows!

 

Don't forget that you can contact Bryan and Becky at 2cupsofmagic@gmail.com

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          China, Ethiopia, Indonesia, European Union ground Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft after crash      Cache   Translate Page      

Ethiopian Airlines(LONDON) -- A growing list of airline carriers and aviation regulators around the world are grounding fleets of the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in the wake of a crash of the same model that killed all 157 people on board.

A new Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines went down in clear weather on Sunday morning just minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in Ethiopia's capital. The American-made jet was headed to Nairobi, Kenya.

A total of 149 passengers and 8 crew members were believed to be on board Flight 302, according to Ethiopian Airlines.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) of the United States said it's sending a team of four to assist in the probe. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it plans to join the NTSB in assisting Ethiopian authorities.

Ethiopian Airlines said two black boxes -- the digital flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder -- have been recovered from the wreckage in the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa.

Another 737 Max 8 crashed into the Java Sea minutes after takeoff from Indonesia on Oct. 29, killing all 189 people on board.

Ethiopian Airlines, the flag carrier of the East African nation, decided to ground its remaining Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft "until further notice."

"Although we don't yet know the cause of the accident, we had to decide to ground the particular fleet as extra safety precaution," the state-owned airline said in a statement early Monday.

Airlines in other countries also have announced the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 fleets, including Cayman Airways, the flag carrier airline of the Cayman Islands, South Africa-based airline Comair, Aeromexico, Mexico's flag carrier airline, Aerolineas Argentinas, Argentina's largest airline and flag carrier, Gol, Brazil's largest airline, Royal Air Maroc, Morocco's national carrier, South Korean airline Eastar Jet, Turkish Airlines, Turkey's national flag carrier airline, and Norwegian Air Shuttle, Norway's largest airline.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency on Tuesday suspended all flight operations of Boeing 737 Max 8 and 737 Max 9 aircraft models from flying into or out of Europe, "as a precautionary measure," amid the ongoing investigation into Sunday's crash.

A number of nations had already issued restrictions on the embattled jetliner.

China's aviation regulator has ordered all Chinese airlines to suspend operations of the Boeing 737 Max 8, nearly 96 jets. Using those planes won't resume until "confirming the relevant measures to effectively ensure flight safety," the Civil Aviation Administration of China said in a statement Monday.

Indonesia has temporarily grounded its Boeing 737 Max 8 fleet while aircraft inspections are carried out to ensure "flight-worthy conditions." The country's Directorate General of Civil Aviation has been supervising operations of the 737 Max 8 since the crash in October.

Singapore's aviation regulator has indefinitely banned all Boeing 737 Max aircraft from flying into and out of the country. The suspension affects five airlines, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said in a statement Tuesday.

Australia has temporarily suspended operations of Boeing 737 Max planes to or from the country. While no Australian airlines operate these aircraft, two foreign airlines fly them to the country, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia said in a statement Tuesday.

Malaysia has also suspended operations of Boeing 737 Max 8 jets flying to or from the country "until further notice."

Oman's aviation regulator has indefinitely banned Boeing 737 Max aircraft from flying into and out of the nation.

The United Kingdom has ordered a suspension on any Boeing 737 Max 8 commercial passenger flights arriving, departing or overlying the country's airspace. The temporary ban is "a precautionary measure," the U.K. Civil Aviation Authoritiy said in a statement Tuesday.

The Irish Aviation Authority has temporarily suspended the entry and exit of all Boeing 737 Max aircraft from Ireland's airspace.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued a "continued airworthiness notification to the international community" on Monday evening for Boeing 737 Max 8 operators, signaling confidence in the jetliner.

The Boeing Company said it currently "does not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators" of its 737 Max 8 model.

"We have engaged our customers and regulators on concerns they may have -- and would refer you to them to discuss their operations and decisions," a Boeing spokesperson told ABC News in a statement Monday morning. "Safety is our number one priority and we are taking every measure to fully understand all aspects of this accident, working closely with the investigating team and all regulatory authorities involved. The investigation is in its early stages, but at this point, based on the information available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators."

In a letter sent to employees later Monday, Boeing's president, chairman and CEO said "the Max family has completed hundreds of thousands of flights safely. We are confident in the safety of the 737 Max."

The Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer has supplied more than 370 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft to 47 airlines since the model entered service in May 2017. Seventy-two of them are currently flying in the United States, according to Boeing.

At least eight Americans were among those killed. The U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia said it is "working to determine their identities."

ABC News has confirmed with family members that Melvin and Bennett Riffel from Redding, California, Antoine Lewis from Matteson, Illinois, and Matt Vecere, a California resident originally from New Jersey, died in the plane crash.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at least 21 U.N. staff were aboard the doomed flight.

"Our colleagues were women and men -- junior professionals and seasoned officials — hailing from all corners of the globe and with a wide array of expertise," Guterres said Monday. "They all had one thing in common -- a spirit to serve the people of the world and to make it a better place for us all."

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared Monday a national day of mourning.

Boeing said it was "deeply saddened" by the crash.

"We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew on board and stand ready to support the Ethiopian Airlines team," the company said in a statement Sunday. "A Boeing technical team will be travelling to the crash site to provide technical assistance under the direction of the Ethiopia Accident Investigation Bureau and U.S. National Transportation Safety Board."

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Airline regulators across the globe are grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, joining an ever expanding list of countries banning the plane from their airspace. This comes in the wake of Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia that killed all 157 people on board. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The latest move came Tuesday from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) when it announced a suspension of two Boeing 737 Max models in all flights in the European bloc.

The wave of bans follows the Civil Aviation Administration of China's decision on Monday to order the country's airlines to suspend all commercial operations of their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration does not plan to ground the jets in the United States but is facing growing pressure to do so.

The FAA announced Monday that it would require a series of design changes for the Boeing 737 Max fleet.

In the U.S., Southwest Airlines uses a fleet of 34 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and is not planning any change in service. Likewise, American Airlines, which operates 24 of the planes, is not planning to ground them.

The full list of countries and airlines that have announced a ban is below:

—Argentina (Aerolíneas Argentinas)
—Australia
—Austria
—Belgium
—Brazil (GOL Linhas Aéreas)
—Cayman Islands (Cayman Airways)
—China
—Ethiopia
—EASA member states
—France
—Germany
—Iceland (Icelandair)
—India
—Indonesia
—Ireland
—Italy
—Malaysia
—Mexico (Aeromexico)
—Mongolia (MIAT Mongolian Airlines)
—Morocco (Royal Air Maroc)
—Netherlands
—Norway (Norwegian)
—Oman
—Poland
—Singapore
—South Africa (Comair)
—South Korea (Eastar Jet)
—Turkey
—United Kingdom (TUI Airways)

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Carter’s taste in food? Crunchy.

At four years old, he’s developed a strong preference for crackers, Oreo cookies and crispy turkey bacon very crispy.

Carter is autistic. His mother Sakia Colón knows his likes and dislikes well. Following a routine in their Bronx apartment has helped him avoid the kind of tantrums that have characterized his first few years of life.

All of that began to change when Colón took Carter to a doctor’s visit last December. A number of routine blood tests revealed an elevated lead level of 14 micrograms per deciliter. The Centers for Disease Control raises the alarm bell when a child tests above 5, although it also maintains that no level of lead exposure is safe.

“I got scared,” Colón recalled. “Just hearing that doctors say any amount of lead in your body is harmful to your body, I automatically got scared.”

Unfortunately, Carter is one of many. In just the past year, nearly 5,000 children in New York City were shown to have elevated lead levels. And advocates for tougher lead regulations say their stories reveal a network of city agencies that lack adequate enforcement and a system that uses kids as canaries in homes with aging lead paint.

Local Law One

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Carter Nunez, 4, was found with high levels of lead in his blood because of lead paint in his families apartment.
(Clarissa Sosin for WNYC)

Days after she received Carter’s blood-test results, an inspector from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene found old layers of lead paint on the front door of Colón's apartment, and on a windowsill in her bedroom.

Lead is a potent neurotoxin, and for much of the 20th century it was a key component of household paint. In the United States, an estimated six million metric tons of lead was spread on walls, molding, furniture and other surfaces before its use was banned in 1978 (New York City was one of the first cities to do so in 1960).

At that time, pediatricians routinely encountered lead’s worst effects seizures, coma, death. But as rates of lead poisoning have declined thanks to policies that not only removed it from paint but also phased it out of gasoline researchers have found deleterious impacts at lower and lower levels of exposure. Even in small amounts, lead can cause permanent brain damage, including lower IQ and hyperactivity.

In 2004, New York City vowed to completely eliminate childhood lead exposure by 2010. The city council passed a sweeping set of measures known as Local Law One that requires landlords to keep their buildings lead free. And while the number of children with elevated lead levels in the city has dropped by close to 90 percent over the past decade, it didn’t entirely succeed. Thousands of kids each year are still poisoned, and the vast majority of them 97 percent are in privately-owned housing.

“This is a failure of government,” said Council Speaker Corey Johnson at a hearing last fall. “Even one child whose potential is ruined is a tragedy. Even worse, this is a preventable tragedy and all of us here today are the ones who can prevent it.”

Last year, the city council introduced 25 pieces of legislation aimed at strengthening Local Law One, including proposals that would require the testing of soil and drinking water in city parks.

On Wednesday, the council is scheduled to vote on an initial tranche of ten bills. Among a variety of measures, they would bring the city’s action level for childhood lead exposure in line with CDC guidelines, requiring the health department to conduct inspections whenever a child tests at or above 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood.

The legislation would also significantly reduce the threshold for lead in aging paint and household dust that requires landlords to make repairs. For instance, the current standards for lead dust on floors is 40 micrograms per square foot. If it becomes law, the council’s legislation will lower that level to 5 micrograms, making New York one of the strictest cities in the country.

Need for Tougher Enforcement

Many housing advocates and public health experts applaud the renewed attention from city officials. Earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his own plan for reducing lead exposure known as LeadFreeNYC. But some also worry politicians are simply tinkering around the edges of what they believe is truly holding the city back from eliminating lead exposure: Enforcement.

“To say that we need to completely revamp the law, without figuring out why the existing law isn't working, I don't think is is making very good public policy,” said Matthew Chachère at his office in Washington Heights.

Chachère is a lawyer with the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC), a non-profit that provides legal services and assistance to community organizations. He helped write much of Local Law One as it stands today.

“If you don't look at the enforcement issues, it really doesn't matter what the numerical values are of lead dust or lead in paint,” he said.

For example, according to the existing law, the lead that was found on Sakia Colón’s front door and bedroom window was supposed to have been removed when she first moved into her apartment five years ago. Doors and windows are what are known as “friction surfaces” under Local Law One. Opening and closing them creates large amounts of lead dust and landlords are required to remediate any lead from such areas at vacancy.

In theory, if Colón’s landlord had followed the regulation, her son might never have been exposed in the first place. But data from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) the agency responsible for enforcing the law  revealed a widespread lack of enforcement, according to a report by NMIC and other advocacy organizations.

“Our analysis of the city's data shows that the city has written someplace in excess of 300,000 violations for peeling lead paint since Local Law One of 2004 went into effect, and yet placed exactly one violation in all that time for a failure of a landlord to abate lead based paint at vacancy,” said Chachère.

The current law also already requires landlords to conduct annual inspections for peeling and deteriorating lead paint and to retain records of those inspections for ten years.

“This was going to be the primary enforcement mechanism is to shift the burden to private property owners to say, 'Keep your buildings safe,'” Chachère said. “It’s the only provision in there that actually says the failure to do that is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail. The city has never placed a violation for this at all. So until the city gets serious about holding landlords accountable for doing what they're supposed to do, I don't see how the plan works.”

In response to these criticisms, a spokesperson for HPD said it will be ramping up enforcement as part of the mayor’s LeadFreeNYC plan to be more “aggressive with bad landlords.”

Tenant v. Landlord 

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Sakia Colon plays with her son, Carter Nunez, in their apartment.
(Clarissa Sosin for WNYC)

Colón’s landlord, a building owner named Ved Parkash, is no stranger to Local Law One. In 2016,  WNYC reported Parkash Management had over a hundred open lead paint violations across a number of buildings. In the past, he’s been at the top of the city’s worst landlords watchlist.

Parkash was required fix Colón’s door and window using a contractor certified to safely remove lead paint. Colón was told she and Carter could remain in the apartment while repairs were done. But in January, shortly after the health department’s inspection, the building’s super began scraping lead paint off her windowsill one evening before Carter’s bedtime.

Colón’s first instinct was to take out her phone. Her video shows Carter running around her bedroom in his pajamas, bouncing against the bed as the super sweeps up a pile of paint chips and dust on the floor, potentially exposing Carter to even higher levels of lead.

“I started freaking out,” Colón said. She and Carter quickly fled the apartment and were unable to return for nearly three weeks. They bounced around, staying with family and friends and breaking Carter from his routines before repairs were finally completed by a certified company.

“My son had about almost a year without catching meltdowns. And ever since this whole process started, the meltdowns started again, and these meltdowns could go on for up to two hours. So it's not something that's easy to deal with,” said Colón. “He was diagnosed with autism at a year and a half, so our struggle from then to now, it’s already been hard enough. So now this is like an added problem.”

In a statement to WNYC, Parkash Management said it was unaware of the lead paint violation when the super began scraping Colón’s window. That’s despite the fact that the health department's inspector had stamped all lead surfaces in Colón’s apartment with the words “lead paint” in red letters.

Colón is suing Parkash for Carter’s lead exposure. In turn, he’s suing her for two months rent she refused to pay since the ordeal began. In that case, Matthew Chachère is now representing her.

In many ways, Carter’s story is a classic example of how the system is designed to work. A child tests high for lead. The city sends someone to investigate. They force landlords to fix the problem. The health department has hired additional inspectors over the past year and it’s using a variety of methods to get as many kids tested for lead as possible, including subway ads in a number of languages.

“That’s definitely a good thing to do,” Chachère said, but at its core, that system presents a flaw, a fundamental misreading of the problem, of “using children as the mechanism to detect lead… as opposed to inspecting the housing.”

“When a child is lead poisoned, there's not much you can do for them, other than to make sure that they're no longer exposed to it,” said Chachère. “Whatever damage has been done to the child is not going to be undone. So the real focus has to be on inspecting the house and keeping the housing safe before these kids are exposed.”


Support for WNYC’s health coverage is provided in part by the New York State Health Foundation, improving the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable. Learn more at www.nyshealth.org

 


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The New University in Exile Consortium presents its first conference at which the exiled scholars hosted by Consortium institutions will speak. The scholars will discuss the attacks on universities and academic freedom in their home countries and how these have affected not only their own lives, but the nature of the universities.

Session 1: "The Role of the University" | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

What role does the university play in Turkey and Iran? How has this role been affected by the regimes now in power?

● Ahmet Çoymak, Barnard College, Turkey

● Savaş Ergül, Trinity College, Turkey

● Nazan Bedirhanoglu, Wellesley College, Turkey

● Kian Tajbakhsh, Columbia University, Iran

● Moderator: Alex Aleinikoff, University Professor and Director, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School

Session 2: "Contemporary Attacks" | 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Each speaker will discuss the attacks that have occurred in their home country and how it has affected their lives.

● Bengi Gumrukcu, Rutgers University, Turkey

● Gubad Ibadoghlu, Rutgers University, Azerbaijan

● Cem Özatalay, The New School, Turkey

● Binalakshmi Nepram, Connecticut College, India

● Sreang Heng, Harvard University, Cambodia

Moderator: Elzbieta Matynia, Professor of Sociology and Liberal Studies at the New School for Social Research, Founding Director, Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, The New School

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Pobeda Airlines in summer 2019 season plans to introduce various new service, including various new routes to Turkey and Italy. Planned new routes include the following.

Ekaterinburg – Batumi 07JUN19 – 29SEP19 4 weekly
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DENVER, Co. – Mr. Karen Nikolyan, age 35, and a citizen of Armenia, was arrested this weekend at the Tbilisi airport in the Republic of Georgia after flying from Istanbul, Turkey, announced United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn. Nikolyan had been a fugitive since 2008, when he fled the District of Colorado after he pleaded guilty to bank fraud in federal court. He was arrested in the Republic of Georgia by local authorities with support from United States federal law enforcement.

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           Qatar Airways unveiled seven new upcoming destinations       Cache   Translate Page      
Qatar Airways concluded a spectacular week at this year’s ITB Berlin, at which the airline revealed seven new destinations to be added to its global route network in 2019, in addition to unveiling a newly enhanced Economy Class product to hundreds of trade and industry representatives as well as members of the international media.At a packed press conference on the opening day of ITB, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, announced an array of forthcoming global destinations the airline will launch in 2019, including Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, Philippines; Izmir, Turkey and Mogadishu, Somalia.Also on the opening day of the exhibition, Qatar Airways revealed its new Economy Class experience, featuring a world-class seat with an innovative 19-degree recline system, additional legroom,  dual trays, 13.3-inch 4 K widescreens and type ‘C’ fast charging USB port. The airline’s new in-flight dining experience ‘Quisine’, redefines Economy Class service, with all new retail-style tableware, a menu offering more choices, 25 per cent larger main courses, 20 per cent larger appetisers, and 50 per cent larger desserts.Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We have enjoyed a tremendously successful week in Berlin, and are particularly excited to announce these many new additions to our global route network. These new European, Asian and African gateways will offer our both our business and leisure travellers even greater choice and flexibility, and clearly demonstrate that Qatar Airways is moving forward with its robust growth plans.“Qatar Airways passengers in Economy Class will now enjoy even greater meal choice as well as larger appetizers, main courses and desserts. Our new Economy Class experience revealed here in Berlin this week proves our commitment to offering the very finest experience to all of our passengers, no matter what class they are travelling in. We thank the many guests who visited our stand in Berlin last week, and we look forward to welcoming all passengers on board.”Qatar Airways’ new Economy Class proposition sees a significant increase in rotable, recyclable and biodegradable products and reduction in single-use plastic. Economy Class passengers will also be able to enjoy improved connectivity, including up to 10 times faster broadband, as well as more than 4,000 entertainment options on Qatar Airways’ Oryx One in-flight entertainment system.Present at the unveiling of Qatar Airways’ new Economy Class experience were FC Bayern München stars Corentin Tolisso, French international and World Cup winner in 2018, and Lothar Matthäus, former German international who captained his nation to victory in the 1990 World Cup. Last year Qatar Airways signed a five-year partnership agreement with leading German football team FC Bayern München, making the airline the Official Airline Partner of FC Bayern München until June 2023.At ITB 2017, Qatar Airways launched its revolutionary Business Class seat, Qsuite, which features the world’s first-ever double bed in Business Class. Qsuite takes cabin innovation to a whole new level with its quad configuration, providing passengers even more choice, privacy and personalisation in their travel experience. Since its launch, Qsuite has won a host of awards, including the prestigious Skytrax awards in 2018 for ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Business Class Seat’.ITB Berlin 2019 showcased a range of travel exhibitors from more than 180 countries and five continents, providing more than 160,000 visitors with the latest information on new products, services and facilities in the tourism industry.

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Domain Shane Domain Shane: This is my first post on DSAD.com and I’m happy to be here.  It’s exciting to join a group of like minded individuals with diverse backgrounds, each contributing their own bit of uniqueness to the formula.  I think what you will continue to see developing here will be unlike anything previously seen in this space.  Now, on to the interview…
 
Macit Tuna is the Co-founder of dofo.com & dndisputes.com. Dofo.com collects information on domain names. Their engineers comb the Internet using unique algorithms they have developed and provide you with an overflow of data on more than 350 million domain names.  All in a truly clear way. Dofo.com saves you the time of sifting through multiple sources, and it’s free.
 
Mike: Tell us a little bit about Macit Tuna. What’s your background and how did you get into domaining?
Macit: I’m a computer scientist and did my master in cybersecurity. My brother Sacit and I have developed dozens of web projects through the years. We are interested in domain names since 2003. I was blogging about domain names between 2007 and 2013. I was also one of the organisers of Turkey’s first domain name events in 2012 and gave some courses about domain names and domain disputes in various universities. We founded Dofo in 2016, but the idea was in our minds for years.
 
Mike: Dofo.com claims to have a vast amount of information available. What types of information are we talking about and how is this helpful to the end user?
Macit: Our aim is to position Dofo.com as the starting point for people that are building new brands, projects and start-ups and for those looking to register or buy a domain name.
The most important feature of dofo.com is the powerful search. By entering a keyword, users are able to see whether any domain with that keyword is registered, get a list of registered domains containing the keyword and among them, see the ones that are on sale. There are tens of filters you can use to refine the domain names.
As for the domain pages, you can see almost all the information about any given domain name:
Registration info (registered or not)
Sale info (listed for sale or not, if so price, etc.)
Whois info
Website info (active website or not, Alexa info, etc.)
Domain info (language etc.)
Sale history
Dispute history
Whois history
Other extensions
Similar domain names
Another powerful feature of dofo.com is the “Trends.” You can see the registration trends of any keyword on the trends pages.
Our goal is to bring all domain name related information into one place and to present it as easy as possible for everybody, for free.
 
Mike: Can I buy new and aftermarket names on dofo.com?
Macit: Yes, absolutely. Thanks to our partnership with more than 20 marketplaces and registrars, we cover almost all of the domain name aftermarket on dofo.com.
If the domain name you are looking for is for sale in any marketplace, we direct you to this marketplace to buy the domain name. On dofo.com, we list almost 40 million domain names for sale.
If the domain name you are looking for is available (not taken) we are directing you to a registrar.
Moreover, if the domain name you want is taken and not for sale in any marketplace, we direct you to a domain name brokerage company such as Lumis and DomainAgents.
 
Mike: Are domainers and business people looking for domain names finding your service helpful? What type of feedback have you received?
Macit: Yes, we have been getting awesome comments from the domain name ecosystem, and that motivates us to make dofo.com better. These are some of the comments we’ve received until now:
Doron Vermaat (Co-founder of Efty.com): Excellent job. Nice to see some innovation in our space and fresh ideas being executed!
Reza Sardeha (Founder and CEO of Undeveloped.com): What I love about this product is the way they bring together data points in an elegant and simple UI.
Abdulbasit Makrani (Founder of Abdulbasit.com): I’m really impressed with your service.
Michael Sumner (CEO of Namebio.com): What you’re doing with Dofo, looks amazing!
Hobi Michalec (Co-founder of Lumis.com): I love the way you’ve designed the platform.
Darryl Lopes (Domain Name Broker): I have tried it, very interesting and useful site for looking up domain names.
Arif Şengören (Domain Name Broker, Uniregistry): Great product overall! It’ll be your number one tool. Congratulations!
Bora Öztunç: As an agency, this is a great tool for us. Today we searched various domains for our customers, matched domains for national and international registration searches, get directed to the source and purchased some of them.
We have been getting some other comment and feedback on Producthunt, Namepros and via social media & email.
 
Mike: What is your business model? Do you make an affiliate commission on sales through the partners you work with?
Macit: As you know dofo.com is completely free and will always be. We aim to democratize the way people access domain name data and let everyone discover the Internet freely.
Referral commission is one of our revenue models. We will also start to offer some advertisement/sponsorship opportunities to registrars and registries.
 
Mike: You recently recently released the latest version of dofo.com, what’s next?
Macit: These days we are testing some new features we have been developing for months such as semantic similarity (similar domain names based on meaning and context), powerful language detection and more.
“Domain follow” and search saving features are being tested for a while and will be fully functional soon. You can follow any domain name and will be notified as soon as an update occurs on this domain name such as whois change, sale info change (on sale, price change) and more.
We are also translating dofo.com UI for more than 30 languages because our goal is to democratize the way people access domain name data, in their own language.
We have a plan to launch Smart Name Generator for Startups as part of dofo.com.
We also want to more focus on Dofo Blog and share interesting articles about domain names and the Internet ecosystem for everyone. We already started to post articles on blog.dofo.com.
Dofo users share awesome feedback and feature requests with us. We are always open to hearing your ideas.
 
Mike: Lots of features to look forward to.  How did you choose the name dofo.com and why? Can you tell us the cost of the name?
Macit: We were calling it as “big-project-d” before naming it (d for domain name). After starting to develop it, we thought we are bringing all the information about any domain name into one place so the name should be something about domain + info.
(A slide from Dofo’s first presentation, at that time the name wasn’t decided yet.)

We generated and looked at dozens of domain names: domaininfo, domainfo, domain + (two letters), etc. Of course with .com :) As a domain name startup, you just cannot launch without a .com extension.
Then we decided to call it as dofo (domain info). The dofo.com domain name was owned by French domainer Francois Carrillo at that time, and interestingly enough he has used the domain name for a basic domain info service. We emailed him, negotiated and then bought the name. We spent more than $30,000 for the domain name. It was high for a non-funded startup, but we took this risk.
 
Mike: Great use of the name. Dofo.com is not your only project. Tell us about DNDisputes.com as well.
Macit: Dofo.com is our main project, it constitutes the basis for other projects of ours.
We launched DNDisputes.com in 2017 to help domain name professionals to search and analyze domain disputes. There are some other domain name related products we are working on especially for domain registrars and registries but dofo.com will always be our flagship product, and it will always be free.
 
Mike: Macit, thanks for your time and the insight on dofo.com.
Macit: Thank you, Mike, for this interview. It is a pleasure for me to talk to you. We are always open to hearing your readers’ ideas and comments. Find me on Linkedin and let’s keep in touch.
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Now that we have finished our 18,000km bicycle tour and basked in the glory of our achievement for the past few weeks, it’s time to admit that we never could have done it without the many kind souls who helped us out along the way. ||

While we planned our trip, we read many inspiring blogs and books and contacted several experienced cyclists for advice. Special mentions go to Anne Mustoe’s book A Bike Ride, which was our first inspiration for cycle touring, and Alastair Humphrey’s brilliant books about his round-the-world cycle tour.

Al Humphreys also organised a pub night in London where we met other cycle tourers - Friedel and Andrew from TravellingTwo, who had already helped us out with lots of advice before our meet-up and have since published a Bike Touring Survival Guide that is packed full of useful tips and information. We also met Justin and Emma from Rolling Tales, who were about to embark on their own journey to New Zealand and who we later met again in Turkey, and Di who we ended up cycling with from Budapest to Istanbul. Tara and Tyler from Going Slowly answered our many pre departure questions via Skype from their tent in Romania and we had the pleasure of catching up with them in Bangkok. Many other blogs provided inspiration as well as practical advice and helped us gain the courage to embark on our own journey.

On our first day leaving London our friends Gerry and Dom cycled out with us. That night we were offered a bed by Andrea in Dartford via the Warmshowers website, making for a great start to our journey. During our tour we were hosted by many other people who invited us into their homes: Catherine & Mathieu in Metz, Charlotte in Strasbourg, Sandra & Alex in Böblingen, Jürgen in Vienna, Ulas in Turkey, Hossein & Sohra in Iran, Mahmud & Mahdie in Iran, Ahmad and his family in Iran, Melanie in Abu Dhabi, Chuen and his mum in Singapore, Ruth & Glen in Darwin, Paul & Jenny in Adelaide, John & Rachel near Timboon, Peter & Corinne in Wye River and Tony & Pam in Fairhaven on the last night of our tour.

Countless people helped us along the way by stopping for a chat, giving us directions, presenting us with food or drinks, waving or giving us the the thumbs up, buying us a meal or inviting us to into their homes, letting us camp in their garden, taking us on tours of their local area or even doing water drops for us in the Australian Outback. There are too many to name, but you know who you are and we will always remember your acts of kindness.

Along the way, some of our friends and family came out to visit us. It was great to see familiar faces en route. Gudrun came to meet us in Ulm, Freddie’s parents, sister and brother-in-law visited us in Vienna, Tony showed us around Budapest, Janna & Marco and Gerry came out to Istanbul, Abhishek & Priya and Amol introduced us to Mumbai, Nick & Aom met us in Bangkok and Nick spent a week cycling with us in Thailand, we met up with Beng near Kuala Lumpur, Tze-Ern and Ben took us out for a meal in Singapore and Guy’s sister Justine visited us in Adelaide. The prize for the most visits however goes to Freddie’s dad, Gerhard, who came out to see us 3 times – in Vienna, Istanbul and Dubai. Each time he carried a parcel full of spare parts, hand delivered from Germany, as well as sponsoring us some treats along the way.

A special thank you goes to everyone who has made a donation to SOS Children’s Villages to sponsor our ride, and to the charity itself who invited us to visit one of their villages in Kerala, India.

When planning our tour, we made sure that our gear was high quality, durable and light weight. The companies supplying our gear have for the most part been extremely helpful when something did go wrong. Icebreaker replaced a worn T-Shirt for free, Ortlieb sent us replacement clips for our panniers, Thermarest sent us two (!) new sleeping mats (the original one had delaminated and the first replacement was lost in the mail), General Ecology sponsored us a new First Need water filter cartridge, and Bikesportz sponsored us new Panaracer tyres.

A huge thank you to the crew at SJS who supplied us with our Thorn Raven bicycles which have served us loyally for over 23,000km without any major issues, not even a broken spoke. They were the most important kit item and they never let us down and certainly the upgrades to double walled rims, thick spokes and Rohloff hub were integral in this.

Our families have been extremely patient and supportive. Despite the fact that they sometimes worried about us, they never complained about our extended tour and always tried to act as if it was normal that we’d call them up from a phone booth in Iran announcing we’d be out of touch for the next 8 days as we were about to cross a desert.

Finally, we have really enjoyed writing this blog and connecting with people through our website, Twitter and more recently Facebook. We still get pretty excited when we receive a message or comment, and the encouragement of our readers has seen us through some tough times. Twitter in particular has allowed us to hook up with many interesting people along the way who were on their own extended cycle tours.

We hope that we were able to pass on some useful information and learnings to people planning their own tour to close the loop and give back what we received when we first started out.

-- THANK YOU!


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With the end in sight we have been thinking about the things we’ll miss most when our 15 month cycle tour comes to an end. Here is our list:

1. The freedom and the adventure.

2. Connecting instantly with other like minded cycle tourers.

3. The ability to get “under the skin” of the countries we passed through and at times feeling like minor celebrities with all the attention our bikes commanded.

4. Wild camping in the Australian Outback – sitting around our camp fire at night and star gazing, and waking up in the morning to the sounds of kangaroos jumping around our tent.

5. Those first few moments of a shower after some hard days cycling and wild camping.

6. Having few possessions and responsibilities.

7. Regularly experiencing the kindness of strangers, whether it be a bed for the night, a warm cuppa or just the thumbs up as we cycle past.

8. Feeling fitter, stronger and healthier than ever before.

9. Big wide open spaces of places like the Australian Outback and Central Turkey

10. The immense feeling of satisfaction having made it to our destination after a hard day’s cycling. ||


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Alice Springs and the East MacDonnell Ranges

Immediately on our arrival in Alice Springs, or “The Alice”, we met some lovely people: first there were Greg and Cyrielle, a French couple working at our campsite, then Steve, a cycle tourer from Canberra, and Andrew and Therese, a New Zealand couple on a 4WD trip occupying the tent spot next to us. We had also really hoped to see Roger and Catherine, the French Canadian couple we met in Turkey, as they were cycling through Australia and planning to be in Alice Springs at the same time as us, but unfortunately we ended up missing them by a day.

The weather was truly miserable for our first few days in Alice Springs: it was freezing cold and raining. We wore all our layers, all day – a T-shirt, two long-sleeved merino wool tops, a fleece and a Goretex jacket, long johns, trousers and two pairs of socks. Freddie even succumbed and purchased a hot water bottle to survive the cold nights. Luckily the weather cleared after a few days, and whilst still cold, it was now clear and sunny, perfect for an afternoon stroll around the campsite where we watched birds and fed the cute little rock wallabies coming down the hill just before sunset.

Rock wallaby   Bird at campsite

Therese and Andrew were planning to do a 4WD trip to the East MacDonnell Ranges not far from Alice Springs and kindly invited us for some “off road adventures”. We jumped at the opportunity as it gave us a chance to deviate off the Stuart Highway. We were planning to go for 3 days, then return to Alice Springs before we headed off towards Uluru. Our bikes were securely parked in Scotty the Campsite Caretaker’s shed, and our bike bags strapped to the roof of Andrew and Therese’s Landcruiser.

The prolog of the Finke Desert Race was taking place on the day of our departure. The Kiwis were keen to go, and so were a friendly German couple we also met at the campsite, Christian and Nicole. Together we drove out of town to the racecourse and spent a few hours watching dirt bikes and quads racing along the track. The Finke Desert Race – an annual off-road 229km race through tough desert terrain - was due to take place over the following two days.

Landrover and landcruiser   Andrew and Therese

Leaving the prolog, we said goodbye to Nicole and Christian who were heading out to the racecourse to camp and watch the actual race.

The MacDonnell Ranges are interspersed with numerous gorges, some containing waterholes. We found a small bush campsite near John Hayes Rock Hole which was was unmanned and only accessible on a rough 4WD track travelling up a narrow, rocky creek bed. The facilities were limited to some picnic tables and a long drop toilet, and we shared a campfire with a couple of cheerful men who entertained us with their hour long cooking antics. In the morning we spent a few hours on a beautiful ridge walk around the area with views of the distant ranges then returned back through a creek bed flanked by steep red quarzite cliffs.

Wet feet   Andrew and Therese near John Hayes Rock Hole

Having dismantled our tents, we drove a little further into Trephina Gorge to do another scenic loop walk which involved wading through a creek filled with icy water.

Trephina Gorge

The campsite here at The Bluff was a little busier as it was located in a very picturesque setting, right near the creek. Again we made friends with our neighbours who had had the foresight to collect firewood before entering the national park where firewood collection was prohibited, and had a fun night sharing stories and making damper on their fire.

Camp spot in Trephina Gorge   Ghost Gum

Our plan was to drive to the historic Arltunga gold fields, but on the way we passed the turnoff to N’Dhala Gorge, which was officially closed to traffic.

“Let’s see how closed it really is”, said Therese. We all quickly agreed and with that our fate was sealed.

The 4WD track involved several creek crossings, some of which had recently had water and were still quite wet. Having let down the tires and crossed our first creek successfully, we became more confident that we would be able to get through to the gorge.

Andrew gunned the Landcruiser into the next creek, all was going well, we looked unstoppable and were dismissing the over zealous rangers for closing the track until we entered the soft sand in the middle of the creek. Our speed slowed suddenly as the Landcruiser began to strain, the wheels spun desperately for grip in the soft muddy sand. Soon enough we came to a complete stop, we were royally bogged!

Creek crossing   Stuck

We jumped out to assess the damage, immediately falling into mud up to our shines. As there were no other vehicles around and we had sunk too deep into the soft mud to dig ourselves out, it was time to test out the winch. Pulling out the cable required all of our combined strength. Guy and Therese strapped the cable around a nearby River Red Gum trunk in the middle of the river while Andrew got the car ready and Freddie captured the event with our camera. As Andrew engaged the winch, we listened to the creaking sounds of the trunk straining under pressure. It was clear the 4 ton Cruiser was too much load.

A sturdier tree was found and luckily the cable was just long enough to reach it. By now, the wheels were sunk 3/4 into the mud. The tree held strong but this time the winch was faltering, straining under the pressure. After a few slips it slowly gained traction and pulled out the Cruiser to the safety of the creek bank.

Andrew preparing the winch   Therese directing the rescue

We were happy to make it to N’Dhala Gorge and had a little walk there, followed by lunch to strengthen our nerves for the return trip, back across the same creek beds. To our relief, we got through the creeks without getting stuck and soon were on our way to the Arltunga gold fields. Due to our little misadventure it was now late afternoon, too late to do much sightseeing, and rather than driving back to Alice Springs that day, we decided to stay out for another night.

The Arltunga campsite marked on our map had recently closed down but we found a little track nearby and set up our camp in the bush. For our last night, Therese made a delicious chocolate pudding, cooked in a camp oven on the fire.

In the morning, we went back to Arltunga to explore the historic gold mines. Arltunga had experienced a gold rush in the 1880s and 1890s when gold dust was discovered in the local quarz. As the location was so remote, life was very hard for the miners. All supplies came from Adelaide via the rail head at Oodnadatta. The last 700km of the long journey had to be completed with the help of camels or horses, or on foot. Many miners pushed all their belongings, food and water on heavy wooden wheelbarrows over sand dunes and dusty tracks all the way from Oodnadatta.

There was not much water in the area, and a harsh climate meant summers often saw temperatures rising above 50°C, whereas winters were freezing cold. Extracting the gold dust from the quarz was hard and hazardous work, and after 20 years the mines were abandoned in favour of more promising gold fields.

Having crawled into some of the old mines and found a couple of gold specks in the local quarz (Therese discovered a hidden talent), it was time for us to return to Alice Springs. We had really enjoyed our 4WD outing, it was fantastic to get off the beaten track especially with such great company in Andrew and Therese, thanks guys!

After a week off the bikes we were really looking forward to getting going again and experiencing the immediacy and intensity of exploring the Outback from the seat of a bicycle. A few more days in Alice Springs saw us completing some last minute odds and ends in town, hanging out at the Botanic Gardens and sampling the local cafes. We also visited the Royal Flying Doctors Service to find out more about the amazing medical service provided to remote communities and cattle stations, where pilots often have to land on makeshift airstrips, most without tarmac, and many without any lighting.

The Desert Park was also worth a visit as we learned a lot about the flora and fauna of the inland rivers, sand country and woodlands of central Australia. The nocturnal house exhibited many endangered or extinct (in the wild) mammals, and the birds of prey show impressed with free flying kites and falcons.

Birds of prey show   Kangaroos

From Alice Springs, we had originally thought we might rent a car for the detour to Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) and Kings Canyon, but in the end it didn’t feel right to arrive at this deeply symbolic place at the centre of our new home country by car. We wanted to explore the area by bicycle, even if it would add an extra two weeks and over 900km to our trip. If only we knew fate still had another roll of the dice to play. ||
          Taking the blame      Cache   Translate Page      
This weekend I finally got full circle closure on my relation-shit with N.

For those of you who have followed the blog you know N as my flakey fling from a few months back. The thing is, even though there were some red flags about him, I really liked him. We got along great, he made me laugh, was fun to be around, and gave me butterflies.

A quick recap for those of you catching up: Me and N were basically "dating" but then he just stopped talking to me. Cold turkey. No explanation.

Recently, I found out my instincts were right about him meeting another girl. Through some serious facebook stalking, I saw that he was talking to this new girl who worked with his roommate. She looks like a 12 year old gremlin.

ANYWAYS, it turns out they became facebook official this weekend. To be more specific, they became FBO on April Fools Day. I freaking wish that it was a big, fat, joke, but according to her happy lovey dovey profile pic of the two of them, it's very much a reality.

What did I do when I saw this? I immediately teared up. It was the official closure that I needed but damn did it hurt to see. I think it hurt so much because I really really really LIKED him. Genuinely liked him. Which doesn't happen a lot for me. Most guys end up "making me sick" for really no good reason at all. Me & N really clicked in a way that I don't usually find.

I started to think back on the 3 months that we hung out/dated/talked and it all became a little more clear. I think that it was partially my fault that we didn't work out. Yes, he was a flake. Yes, he was horrible at communication. But honestly I think that I tried way too hard to give off the carefree vibe. When I started talking to him I was so stuck on college mode ad the assumption that no guy wants a relationship. I assumed that he was one of those guys and any sign of me wanting commitment would scare him off.

I was wrong.

I think that he really wanted a relationship, something serious and tangible and there I was going on and on about how I didn't want to settle down. Now that I'm looking back on the signs, he was thinking we were at two different places in our lives. I rarely called or texted him first. I acted really nonchalant about hanging out. I mentioned that I wanted to travel this summer and when he told me I should stay in South Carolina, I immediately shut down the idea.

I blatantly lied to him and myself about not wanting a relationship. I wanted to seem chill and cool but I think I gave off the "I don't want a relationship" vibe more than I was trying to.

Point of this story?

Don't lie about what you want or make assumptions about what another person wants. There are a lot of guys that DO want relationships and acting like you could give a shit less isn't going to convince someone that they want a relationship with you. I think I may have screwed up something that could have been good.

BUT he's still an asshole with a gremlin girlfriend.

Taking SOME of the blame,

C
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TURKEY: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan officially opened the 77 km Marmaray suburban rail corridor...
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While the Council has several critical situations on its agenda, we are alarmed that the crises in many countries deepen while the Council stands idly by.

Civic space in Bahrain has continued to shrink as prominent rights defenders, journalists and opposition leaders are harshly punished for rights activism or criticizing the authorities.

In Egypt, police systematically use torture, arbitrary arrests, and enforced disappearances to silence political dissent under the guise of combatting terrorism. Authorities are actively dismantling independent civil society through restrictive legislation, detaining journalists, censoring websites, and prosecuting rights defenders.

Turkey remains the world leader in jailing journalists with more than 180 reporters, writers, and media workers in pretrial detention facing terrorism charges.

Violence escalated in Cameroon after protests broke out in 2016, and the authorities responded with rampant rights violations, including arbitrary arrests, torture of detainees, extrajudicial executions, and the burning of homes and property.

Accountability for the tens of thousands of extrajudicial killings in President Duterte’s murderous “war on drugs” in the Philippines remains virtually non-existent, and repression of government critics and rights defenders continues to rise. 

In none of these countries has the Council taken action to put in place monitoring and reporting or investigations. This failure is magnified when we recall that almost all of these countries are sitting Council members, meant to uphold the highest standards of human rights. We call upon states to give these situations the response they deserve. The Council’s credibility depends on it, just as thousands of victims and survivors on the ground depend on this Council.


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The Gulbenkian has One of the Finest Art Collections in Europe: Popularly known as the Gulbenkian, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is Lisbon’s premier art museum. The museum is named after Calouste Gulbenkian, an Armenian oil entrepreneur active in the early 20th century. After making his fortune trading in oil in Turkey, Iran and elsewhere he […]

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2015年国办组织第一次全国政府网站普查,各地区、各部门已开设政府网站84094个,政府网站数量庞大。然而,此前调查发现,规模不小的政府网站运行情况却并不理想,超过九成的政府网站几乎没有访问量,不同网站间人员保障和资金投入差距较大。 针对这些情况,国务院办公厅开始了政府网站的“瘦身”行动,通过开展常态化抽查,存在严重问题的网站被关停上移,两年多时间网站数量减少了5万余家。 [问题] 普查前九成网站几乎无人访问 2015年普查前,数量庞大的政府网站运维情况并不理想。2014年调查发现,90%的政府网站几乎没有访问量。2014年,全国政府网站累计访问量751.2亿次,其中访问量位居前1%的网站,用户访问量占全国总访问量的90.25%。 建设运维费用投入不足2万元的部委网站有1872家,占部委网站总数的57.8%;投入不足2万元的地方政府网站有55852家,占地方政府网站总数的70.8%。 人员保障方面,截至2015年10月,政府网站建设运维保障人员数量为19.1万人。其中,配备专职人员不超过1人(含未配备专职人员)的网站数为70826家,占总数的86.3%;专职人员数在5人(含)以上的网站数仅为1600家。 除了运维投入和保障差距悬殊,政府网站的质量也“参差不齐”。2011年,四川会理县政府网PS图爆红网络。而这并不是个案,随即网友又发现山西寿阳领导也会“悬浮”。此外,“僵尸”网站、“奇葩”网站也不在少数。 据相关人士分析,出现这些问题的症结在多个方面,一是网站管理部门大包大揽,心有余而力不足;二是业务部门支撑缺位,内容保障质量不高,效率低下;三是网站承办单位自身定位不清,动力不足,不能贴近用户需求,提供喜闻乐见、易于传播的内容。 [整改] 定期“体检”两年淘汰一半网站 2016年,中国网民规模达到7.31亿,网上办事、政务信息查询……人们对政府网站的要求越来越高。 网站“瘦身”第一步该如何迈?2015年3月-12月,国务院办公厅组织开展第一次全国政府网站普查,以解决政府网站“不及时、不准确、不回应、不实用”等问题。 这次普查不仅摸清了全国政府网站底数,还开启了政府网站“瘦身”的步伐,16049个政府网站因存在严重问题被关停上移。之后普查变为每季度抽查,形成常态化机制。截至今年6月底,国办已经组织了5次抽查,今年第二季度抽查结果也将于近日发布。全国政府网站数量从之前的84094个缩减到现在的35207个,整合比例超过50%。 网站质量也随之提高。今年1季度抽查结果显示,抽查政府网站合格率达到91%,比一年前提高了近10个百分点,北京、辽宁等11个地方政府网站抽查合格率达100%。“僵尸”网站、“睡眠网站”、“奇葩”网站的情况也大幅减少。 据山东省政府办公厅相关工作人员介绍,在2015年全国第一次普查时,山东省17个地级市、137个县(市、区),1826个乡镇(街道)绝大多数都有网站,总数高达4925个。通过对无力运维和存在严重问题的网站关停并转,一年多关停迁移了2200多家,压减比例近45%。 该人士表示,根据计划,今年年底前除个别特殊需要保留的网站外,每个单位只保留1个网站,全省政府网站总数将从2733家,降至1500家以内。 [案例] 四川19地级市下辖乡镇网均关停 如何建成一个合格的“网上政府”,各地开始“摸着石头过河”,探索集约化经验。 四川从2008年开始探索政府网站的功能整合,先后建成了全省统一的行政审批电子监察、政府信息公开目录管理、政务公开监测等系统。同时,四川省政府办公厅还牵头构建了政务云,物理整合网站基础资源,现在超过90%的四川省政府组成部门在政务云上运行,为集约化打基础。 四川省政府办公厅相关负责人认为,社会公众直接面对的行政权力和公共服务大量都在基层政府,“我们把集约化的重心下沉到市县两级政府,开始探索推进市、县级以下政府部门网站的整合,同时解决基层政府服务能力不足、支撑不够的问题。” 目前,四川全省共计关停政府网站3548个,21个市(州)已有19个完成所辖乡镇(街道办事处)政府网站100%关停,相关业务全部整合至上级政府网站技术平台。 乡镇街道虽然不再为建设政府网站“操心”,仍需不断探索优化政务公开和服务。“6月2日,支付邛崃市安吉广告印务室制作的各类标识牌费用37768元……”这是7月5日黑虎村微信公众号上公布的该村6月收支情况。现在全村已有800余名村民加入,不少在外地打工的村民通过这个“窗口”参与村中事务。 贵州省政府门户网站云平台建设之初,就摒弃了各地各部门自建平台的传统做法,建设全省统一平台。目前,70%省直部门、市县政府网站实现了整体迁移。这一做法最直接的好处就是降低了运行维护成本。贵州省六盘水市政府门户网站每年可节约80余万元。 据统计,2016年已有81%的省区市出台措施推进政府网站集约化建设。 [规范] 政府网站建设出台“操作说明书” 在推进集约化建设的同时,各地区也不同程度的遇到了“瓶颈”。是不是把所有网站放到一起就是集约化?集约化由谁来负责,经费怎么出,分几步走?协调机制如何建立? 今年7月初,国务院办公厅政府信息与政务公开办公室在成都召开推进政府网站集约化建设业务研讨会,10余省份的相关负责人参会。此前的5月15日,国务院办公厅印发《政府网站发展指引》,文件可以称为中国政府网站建设的说明书和操作指南。研讨会另一个重要任务,就是对《指引》进行操作化解读。 比如针对运维职责问题,信息公开办相关负责人表示,要有专门机构负责本地区本部门集约化工作的统筹推进;平台上各政府网站主办单位负责本网站栏目策划、页面设计、内容保障;集约化平台运维部门做好技术支撑保障。 除了解决集约化建设中遇到的利益冲突,要打造“网上政府”,提高服务质量才是惠民的关键。 此次研讨会结束后不久,交通运输部已经开始按照《指引》规范域名,并按照《指引》要求发布了公告。记者还发现,一些地方政府网站将办事说明进一步细化,明确标明所需材料复印件的份数相关的主题文章: Taiwan fishing boat was robbed]_ Taiwan fishing boat robbery, assist and arrested 14 people involved-李晓霞公布恋情 [naval visit to Turkey]_ China voyage naval […]
          [杭州小区孝心车位]_杭州小区孝心车位是什么车位,杭州小区孝心车位在哪里-珍稀幼猴雨天被救      Cache   Translate Page      
翠苑一区是杭州比较早的小区之一,有老小区的通病――停车难,常住人口有一万多人,业主车子有800多辆,但小区车位满打满算600多个,先到先得,每天晚上总有100多辆车子停不进小区。 在停车这么难的时候,为什么要推“孝心车位”? 张爱民说,翠苑一区的老人家实在是太多了。60周岁以上老人1451人,占总人口的18.3%。社区做过调查,1451位老人大多都是和子女分开住的,为了让这些子女们周末回来看父母更方便,社区才想了这个办法,推出18个“孝心车位”。 昨天上午,我去翠苑一区时,“孝心车位”还正在画,天蓝色打底,还画了其乐融融的一家五口人。 18个“孝心车位”,有10个在小区里,两个一组,分布在小区各个角落。还有8个在翠苑一小。张爱民说,校长很支持,学校里总共才10个车位,拿出来8个! 预计本月底,“孝心车位”正式投入使用。开放时间为每周六、周日,早8点至晚7点,一个车位预约一次可免费停车5.5小时。 杭州小区孝心车位在哪里地址 为给周末回家看望父母的子女提供便利,杭州西湖区翠苑街道翠苑一区社区将于7月底前推出18个“孝心车位”――提前与物业预约看望60周岁以上父母,最多可免费停车5.5小时。 随着城市汽车保有量的不断增加,停车难问题确实给人们看望父母造成不便,尤其是城市中心的老小区。在自身停车困难的情况下,还能划出专属车位来鼓励和肯定孝心,实属不易。“孝心车位”不仅是一项福利,更是一种传递善、孝文化理念的价值导向,如果各小区都能在力所能及的范围内推行,势必将形成更大的社会效能。 孝心车位怎么收费 据了解,“孝心车位”开放时间是每周六、周日的早8点到晚7点。车位共有18个,10个在社区内,8个由翠苑一小提供,正好学校周末不上课。 想要享受“孝心车位”的优惠,必须先得保证开车来小区,是来探望住在小区内的父母。想申请的车主先要去社区和物业那里,登记一下父母居住地址、车牌号及联系方式等。 那么,有人问,如果是子侄想要看望叔叔婶婶舅舅舅妈,可以享受“孝心车位”吗? 社区工作人员表示,在推出“孝心车位”前,社区已经做过了摸底测试,小区内老年人居多,其中60周岁以上老人有1451人,占总人口的18.3%;多数老人不与子女一同居住,而周末来家里看望老人的,以子女为多数,这项服务也暂时只开放给子女。相关的主题文章: Guangzhou Guangzhou sell sell eggs]_ black egg black market once earned 15 thousand yuan have requir-珍稀幼猴雨天被救 [women’s gift brush one hundred million]_ woman brush one hundred million gift worth about 100 thous-无人便利店涉违建 [张稀哲低调大婚]_张稀哲低调大婚 国安放假参加婚礼-郑州地铁劝读书 [naval visit to Turkey]_ China voyage naval […]
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上图:救助人员将部分游客通过直升机转移到救助船上。南海救助局阳江基地供图 昨日,受今年第4号台风“塔拉斯”外围影响,在南鹏岛露营的63名驴友被困海岛,身处险境,经交通运输部南海救助局救助船“南海救111”轮、“南海救203”轮及救助直升飞机B-7136紧急海空立体施救,涉险驴友最终安全脱困。 记者接报后在下午2时多赶到南海救助局阳江基地。15时40分,“南海救203”轮安全将24名驴友送抵阳江海上救助站。据了解,15日,共有4支驴友队伍63人在阳东区东平镇私自雇请快艇前往南鹏岛露营。其中3支驴友队来自广州的自驾车队,1支驴友队是阳东区北惯镇一家企业员工。来自广州的驴友莫先生说,驴友们在南鹏岛露营烧烤到晚上10时左右时,岛上刮起了大风,接着下起暴雨,海浪接连拍打岸边,驴友们随即撤退到岛上废弃的木屋。至昨日早上,面对狂风暴雨,驴友们经商量后即打“110”报警求助。 昨日早上8时19分,南海救助局接到救助信息后,立即启动应急救助预案,实施快速救助:在阳江海上救助站值班的双体破浪高速救助船“南海救203”轮快速出动;在阳江闸坡值班的大功率救助船“南海救111”轮前往救助。与此同时,在珠海值班的专业救助直升机B-7136紧急出动,赶往现场。 11时30分,救助船和直升机先后抵达现场。受台风外围影响,现场东南风7-8级,阵风达到9-10级,浪高3-4米,为救助作业增加一定困难。经救助指挥评估,为确保所有涉险人员安全,决定采取海空立体救助方式进行救援,由B-7136机组人员与救助船紧密配合,实施分批快速转移。 考虑到遇险人员较多,为降低救援过程的风险,救助人员将25名行动不便的老人、妇女、儿童等安排救助直升机首批直接送往陆地;以青壮年人员为主的人员,通过直升机吊放转移15人至“南海救111”轮,通过“南海救203”轮施放救助艇转移9人。 12时40分,25名由直升机转运的人员安全降落珠海机场,经资料信息确认后离开。24名转移至救助船的人员由“南海救203”轮转移至陆地,于15时40分安全送抵南海救助局阳江基地。其余14人则由其他快艇转移至安全地方。 接报后,市应急办、市旅游与外事侨务局、市公安边防、阳江海事局、市海洋渔业局渔政支队及阳东区有关单位负责人来到阳江海上救助站,调查了解本次事件经过。据了解,南鹏岛属于未开放旅游的海岛,有关部门提醒驴友们不要自行上岛宿营相关的主题文章: [女子16万买内衣]_女子16万买内衣 结果悲剧了货没卖出去不说丰胸提臀的效果呢-海归硕士砸足疗店 [交警跪地救助老人]_交警跪地救助老人,怕老人被地面烫伤暖-白俄罗斯一战机起火 [政府网站瘦身]_政府网站瘦身9成几乎无人访问,2年淘汰5万个-姚笛疑曝新恋情 [naval visit to Turkey]_ China voyage naval fleet arrived in Turkey visit-郑州地铁劝读书 [杭州小区孝心车位]_杭州小区孝心车位是什么车位,杭州小区孝心车位在哪里-老外求职回复走红 The old man refused to compensate]_ [knocked the old man knocked Jiangxi refused to compensate-挟持护士被击毙 [曝蒲巴甲梁洁恋情]_蒲巴甲梁洁恋情曝光 女友是双世宠妃女主曲檀儿-新版外国人身份证 [female artist Korean female artist on the Korean]_ program program, South Korean government […]
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          Former Trump Adviser Flynn Asks for Further Sentencing Delay      Cache   Translate Page      
Former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn is not ready to be sentenced yet because "there may be additional cooperation" he can offer as he tries to reduce his potential punishment, according to a court filing Tuesday night.   Flynn has been cooperating with prosecutors in Virginia in an ongoing case against two former business associates accused of illegally lobbying for Turkey. That case is scheduled for trial in July, and because of Flynn's continued cooperation, his lawyers asked in a court filing Tuesday to be able to submit another status report in 90 days.   In the same filing, prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller's office took no position on Flynn's request for a continuance but said they viewed his cooperation as "otherwise complete."   Flynn, President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, was supposed to be sentenced last December for lying to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States. But after the judge appeared poised to send him to prison, Flynn's lawyers asked for a postponement so he could continue cooperating with investigators and earn credit toward a lighter sentence.   The filing is part of a flurry of expected activity this week in Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.   Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, and prosecutors later in the week are expected to update a judge on the cooperation given by Manafort's business partner Rick Gates, another defendant.   Mueller is expected to conclude his investigation soon and submit a confidential report to Attorney General William Barr.
          Man arrested in Colorado bank fraud scheme after spending 11 years fleeing police      Cache   Translate Page      
DENVER — A man who’s been on the run for over a decade and who was indicted by a federal jury in Denver was arrested in the Republic of Georgia, according to the Department of Justice. Karen Nikolyan, 35, was taken into custody over the weekend at the Tbilisi International Airport after flying from Istanbul, Turkey. Nikolyan had been a fugitive since 2008, when he fled Colorado after he pleaded guilty to bank fraud in federal court. On June 6, […]
          Israel's closure of Al Aqsa Mosque today due to firebomb on police post leads to Palestinian riots, furios reactions by PA,Hamas,Jordan,Turkey      Cache   Translate Page      
Israel Police sealed off the Temple Mount holy site in Jerusalem on Tuesday after a Border Policewoman was lightly hurt as a firebomb was thrown at officers, leading to several arrests and low-level clashes. The border policewoman was treated for mild smoke inhalation after the firebomb attack on a police post situated on the edge of the sensitive holy site. The Molotov cocktail set fire to a motorized cart used by police on the Temple Mount. Police quickly deployed across the hilltop compound, scuffling with Arab worshipers in the area as they searched for the assailants. In one video, police were seen wrestling a woman to the ground. 10 suspects were detained. Following the attack, police closed the entrances to the volatile holy site and removed all those already on the Temple Mount, which has seen several confrontations between Israeli security forces and Arab worshipers in recent weeks. ******************* The incident came amid already high tensions at the site and threatened to set the region alight as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the "dangerous Israeli escalation" and warned of "serious repercussions." The Hamas called on Palestinians to protest Israel's closure of the holy site. In a statement, Hamas urged a mass march to the site to "defy the 'Israeli' occupation's decision to close it and impose the will of the worshipers to enter and exit the mosque when they want." Jordan's Religious Affairs Minister Abdel Nasser Abu al-Basal, who oversees the Waqf, said closing the site was "a major violation of freedom of religion and is unacceptable. The occupation is attempting to stoke religious conflict." Turky Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called for "the whole world to react to Israel's brazen attacks on our sacred lands," according to Turkey's Anadolu news agency. He also claimed Israel's "increasing aggression" was being supported by the United States. Update: Israel Police to reopen Temple Mount Wednesday, 24 hours after it was firebombed - Israel Police just sais that the Temple Mount (Al Aqsa compound) will reopen to worshipers and visitors Wednesday morning, some 24 hours after the holy site was shuttered after Palestinians hurled a Molotov cocktail at a police post. Photos,vids: Palestinians praying today outside (closed) Al-Aqsa mosque; Riots today
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          Winter is coming... Surviving my first year as a photographer      Cache   Translate Page      

I guess it's ironic that i finally get around to writing this. The topic has been haunting me for the last five months and it is only now that it lies safely behind us that I seem to be able to pen this down.

The winter of 2013 was a long one – meteorologically speaking as well as financially.

I remember being relieved to see the (wedding) season finally winding down by December. 2012 was a fruitful year - better than I had dared imagining a first year in business would be. Sure we had to skim down some of our expenses and a vacation was not on the calendar, but we earned enough to eat and pay the bills and we were doing what we loved doing every day. Being self-employed was turning out to be a blast! Our plans for world domination within the next three years were going smoothly. We thought ourselves unstoppable!

So we went quietly - perhaps a tad overconfident - into the good night of the holidays. We wore our Christmas sweaters, ate our turkeys and drank our wine. Then came January. It started snowing, and snowing.

And the snow slowly turned black.

By the end of January, I was getting nervous. Somehow, the bills kept finding ways to our door clients weren't. Now, I had not been too haughty to put something on the side for a rainy day. But some unexpected costs (credit card debt, car trouble) popped up, rapidly depleting our emergency fund. Suddenly, we found ourselves with less than a month's worth of food on our account. And we were hungry.
We were in dire straits and had money for nothing.

One of the first things I discovered during this time is that my romantic ideas of winter-time rejuvenation and rekindled creativity were severely misguided. First of all, like most people, I perform horribly in a vacuum. I always was and have become even more convinced that 'absolute freedom' does hardly any one any good – I gladly leave that to artists.
Secondly, one of my most enduring memories from sociology class is that of the Maslow Pyramid. Mr. M states that basic needs need to be satisfied before you can think about self-fulfillment, artistic endeavors and the like. How right he was! I was not able to make the most of my 'leisure' time because we were too busy surviving. The joyful news that we had a small bundle of joy on the way (slated for October 22nd) did little to alleviate this stress.

And so we waited for good things to come our way.
A typical day for me consisted of checking my email over 50 times, doing incessant calculating about how best to spend the little we had, and turning off lights and household appliances in a futile attempt to cut down on our daily cost of living. Our lives felt like they were on pause while we learned how to get by with very little. (Funny fact: our accountant actually advised us in a very subtle way not to keep any income back from taxes. I laughingly ensured him that if we were keeping something back, by now, we surely had forgotten where we were hiding it.)

By the end of February, I'd had enough. If I would go down, I would do so fighting. I knew better times were ahead (by April the wedding season was picking up again) and I was determined to make it there in one piece. And so I started doing everything I could think of to make myself seen:
  • I mailed everyone I faintly knew might be interested in photography: owners of the venues our couples married in, everyone who ever gave me their business cards, friends, family ... it didn't matter; all the while trying to retain the pride I no longer had while communicating my willingness to provide them with pictures of all sorts. Little ever mailed back. So I started calling. Through sheer perseverance (one might say downright bullying), I worked myself into a few small contracts that would keep us going.
  • When the first money was earned and financial doom and gloom were averted, I picked up my personal projects again. Creativity is a muscle and by February, mine had severely atrophied. Apart from forcing myself to make pictures every day again, I did some soul-searching to find out which themes really interested me and how I could translate them to photography. I visited a children's daycare center to see what it would be for our little boy; I did a series of portraits with antique cameras at a school; I started collecting cameras and selling them via Etsy; I helped the people of Kavka with photography of their interiors and a friend of mine with pictures of the play she wrote; I started studying videography and found it to be a niche to be exploited in the Belgian market... (some examples are strewn across this page)




In short, I did everything I could ever think of to get out of our downward spiral. My return on investment was minimal but by then, my dogged tenacity was feeding my enthusiasm in a frantic feedback loop. We were going to survive. Not a question.
And then finally, like a plane piercing through an overcast sky, it was April and we were in the clear. A small but steady flow of cash was coming our way. Elise was invited to open a pop-up shop and flourished. Requests for all kinds of appointments were coming in. We could afford to buy the non-generic breakfast cereal again. We were living the high-life!

Now, by July, things are really looking up. While I can still find some time to relax (sometimes...), I have finally realized one of my goals for 2012: a more or less steady flow of income. We will be able to fund our wedding and still have some money left to refurbish the baby room in time for Oskar to come into our world. We can sigh relieved.

We've learned a lesson the (almost very) hard way. I am only now relaxing from high stress and the accompanying low stamina, energy and health; I've never been so tepid, tired and often sick as I was this winter. Moreover, while the season has only begun, I feel exhausted already. You have to be very thick-skinned not to let such things affect you. While I was glad to find we had the energy reserves to cope and pull ourselves out of the bog of bankruptcy, it will take some tome for me to be able to do so again.

I guess everyone (and especially every starting business) passes through this cycle of pride, megalomania, fall and lasting doubt. If you're lucky, you can stand up, shake it off – and do it all over again. I've learned some valuable lessons about solvency, clientele gathering, visibility and savings. My goals for 2013 will be far different than those I had for 2012.
Most importantly, I am determined never to let my son experience nor even see in his parents' eyes the distress we experienced this winter.

A thriving business will be a fortunate by-product of my striving.
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We, Communist and Workers Party of the world, decisively denounce the imperialist plans, the undermining tactics and the menaces unleashed by the USA, the EU and their allied governments in Latin America, aiming at overthrowing the legally elected President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro; at subjugating the people of the country into their imperialist interests; and at looting the country’s wealth-producing resources.
After the failed provocation prepared by the USA using the imperialists’ puppet Guaidó on February 23rd in the Colombian borders, under the pretext of “humanitarian aid”, new scenarios are promoted for a coup or even an imperialist military attack, while simultaneously they continue the effort to organize more provocations that will give a pretext for the escalation of the intervention.
We strongly condemn every coup and imperialist military attack scenario of the USA and of their allies!
We decisively state that they will find against them not only the people of Venezuela but also the Communist and Workers Parties, the working class’ and people’s movement all around the world!
We vehemently condemn the statements of John Bolton, National Security Advisor of the USA, according to which the government of the USA follows the Monroe Doctrine that considers the whole of Latin America as their exclusive zone of interest.
Latin America belongs to its peoples!
Loyal to the principles of Proletarian Internationalism we express our solidarity with the people of Venezuela; only the people of Venezuela have the capacity to decide on the internal affairs of its country. We express our solidarity with the Communist Party of Venezuela, the Communist Youth of Venezuela and other Venezuelan anti-imperialist forces that struggle under difficult conditions to defend the people’s interests.
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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a ruling on Tuesday that would require the Turkish government to compensate the owner of Ozgur Gundem, a Kurdish newspaper shuttered by government action after the unsuccessful coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the summer of 2016.
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. FAA JOINS ETHIOPIA CRASH PROBE

U.S. aviation experts join the investigation into the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner, as a growing number of airlines and countries ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes.

2. TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN AGENDA FOUND IN NEW BUDGET

His budget for the next fiscal year focuses on deep spending cuts and pushing more money toward his long-promised wall, improving veterans’ care and combating opioid abuse.

3. US WITHDRAWING EMBASSY PERSONNEL FROM VENEZUELA

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces the decision as the South American nation struggles to restore electricity and a political crisis deepens.

4. BREXIT FACES KEY TEST

Britain’s prime minister is facing continued opposition to her EU divorce deal despite “legally binding” changes that she hopes will win parliamentary support for the agreement.

5. WHERE VIOLENCE STILL RAGES

In northwestern Syria, where dozens have been killed over the past three weeks and tens of thousands more displaced, imperiling a truce between Turkey and Russia.

6. NEW MEXICO MULLS STATE-RUN POT SHOPS

Legislators broker a bill that would set up government-operated marijuana stores and subsidize medical cannabis for the poor.

7. STAKES UNUSUALLY HIGH IN SLEEPY STATE BALLOT

A special state Senate election in Iowa is gaining national attention as presidential hopefuls try to help a fellow Democrat win.

8. EXPLORATION MISSION OFF SEYCHELLES MAKES HISTORY

A scientific mission to document changes taking place beneath the Indian Ocean broadcasts its first live, TV-quality video transmission from a two-person submersible.

9. MMA STAR CONOR MCGREGOR ARRESTED IN FLORIDA

The popular fighter was detained in Miami Beach for stealing the cellphone of someone who was trying to take his photo, authorities say.

10. WESTBROOK HAS VERBAL ALTERCATION WITH JAZZ FANS

The Oklahoma City star got into a heated verbal altercation with a fan and the man’s wife during second-quarter action in Utah.


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          Germany's Über Hypocrisy Over Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Finian Cunningham via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

Germany has taken the lead among European Union member states to back Washington’s regime-change agenda for Venezuela. Berlin’s hypocrisy and double-think is quite astounding.

Only a few weeks ago, German politicians and media were up in arms protesting to the Trump administration for interfering in Berlin’s internal affairs. There were even outraged complaints that Washington was seeking “regime change” against Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government.

Those protests were sparked when Richard Grenell, the US ambassador to Germany, warned German companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia that they could be hit with American economic sanctions if they go ahead with the Baltic seabed project.

Earlier, Grenell provoked fury among Berlin’s political establishment when he openly gave his backing to opposition party Alternative for Germany. That led to consternation and denunciations of Washington’s perceived backing for regime change in Berlin. They were public calls for Grenell to be expelled over his apparent breach of diplomatic protocols.

Now, however, Germany is shamelessly kowtowing to an even more outrageous American regime-change plot against Venezuela.

Last week, the government of President Nicolas Maduro ordered the expulsion of German ambassador Daniel Kriener after he greeted the US-backed opposition figure Juan Guaido on a high-profile occasion. Guaido had just returned from a tour of Latin American countries during which he had openly called for the overthrow of the Maduro government. Arguably a legal case could be made for the arrest of Guaido by the Venezuelan authorities on charges of sedition.

When Guaido returned to Venezuela on March 4 he was greeted at the airport by several foreign diplomats. Among the receiving dignitaries was Germany’s envoy Daniel Kriener.

The opposition figure had declared himself “interim president” of Venezuela on January 23 and was immediately recognized by Washington and several European Union states. The EU has so far not issued an official endorsement of Guaido over incumbent President Maduro. Italy’s objection blocked the EU from adopting a unanimous position.

Nevertheless, as the strongest economy in the 28-member bloc, Germany can be seen as de facto leader of the EU. Its position on Venezuela therefore gives virtual EU gravitas to the geopolitical maneuvering led by Washington towards the South American country.

What’s more, the explicit backing of Juan Guaido by Germany’s envoy was carried out on the “express order” of Foreign Minister Heiko Maasaccording to Deutsche Welle.

“It was my express wish and request that Ambassador Kriener turn out with representatives of other European nations and Latin American ones to meet acting President Guaido at the airport,” said Maas.

 “We had information that he was supposed to be arrested there. I believe that the presence of various ambassadors helped prevent such an arrest.”

It’s staggering to comprehend the double-think involved here.

Guaido was hardly known among the vast majority of Venezuelans until he catapulted on to the global stage by declaring himself “interim president”. That move was clearly executed in a concerted plan with the Trump White House. European governments and Western media have complacently adopted the White House line that Guaido is the legitimate leader while socialist President Maduro is a “usurper”.

That is in spite of the fact that Maduro was re-elected last year in free and fair elections by a huge majority of votes. Guaido’s rightwing, pro-business party boycotted the elections. Yet he is anointed by Washington, Berlin and some 50 other states as the legitimate leader.

Russia, China, Turkey, Cuba and most other members of the United Nations have refused to adopt Washington’s decree of recognizing Guaido. Those nations (comprising 75 per cent of the UN assembly) continue to recognize President Maduro as the sovereign authority. Indeed, Russia has been highly critical of Washington’s blatant interference for regime change in oil-rich Venezuela. Moscow has warned it will not tolerate US military intervention.

Russia’s envoy to the UN Vasily Nebenzia, at a Security Council session last month, excoriated the US for its gross violation of international law with regard to Venezuela. Moscow’s diplomat also directed a sharp rebuke at other nations “complicit” in Washington’s aggression, saying that one day “you will be next” for similar American subversion in their own affairs.

Germany’s hypocrisy and double-think is, to paraphrase that country’s national anthem, “über alles” (above all else).

German politicians, diplomats and media were apoplectic in their anger at perceived interference by the US ambassador in Berlin’s internal affairs. Yet the German political establishment has no qualms whatsoever about ganging up – only weeks later – with Washington to subvert the politics and constitution of Venezuela.

How can Germany be so utterly über servile to Washington and the latter’s brazen criminal aggression towards Venezuela?

It seems obvious that Berlin is trying to ingratiate itself with the Trump administration. But what for?

Trump has been pillorying Germany with allegations of “unfair trade” practices. In particular, Washington is recently stepping up its threats to slap punitive tariffs on German auto exports. Given that this is a key sector in the German export-driven economy, it may be gleaned that Berlin is keen to appease Trump. By backing his aggression towards Venezuela?

Perhaps this policy of appeasement is also motivated by Berlin’s concern to spare the Nord Stream 2 project from American sanctions. When NS2 is completed later this year, it is reckoned to double the capacity of natural gas consumption by Germany from Russia. That will be crucial for Germany’s economic growth.

Another factor is possible blackmail of Berlin by Washington. Recall the earth-shattering revelations made by American whistleblower Edward Snowden a few years back when he disclosed that US intelligence agencies were tapping the personal phone communications of Chancellor Merkel and other senior Berlin politicians. Recall, too, how the German state remarkably acquiesced over what should have been seen as a devastating infringement by Washington.

The weird lack of action by Berlin over that huge violation of its sovereignty by the Americans makes one wonder if the US spies uncovered a treasure trove of blackmail material on German politicians.

Berlin’s pathetic kowtowing to Washington’s interference in Venezuela begs an ulterior explanation. No self-respecting government could be so hypocritical and duplicitous.

Whatever Berlin may calculate to gain from its unscrupulous bending over for Washington, one thing seems clear, as Russian envoy Nebenzia warned: “One day you are next” for American hegemonic shafting.


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          Netanyahu Hits Back At Erdogan: Two Million Arabs In Israel Enjoy Equal Rights      Cache   Translate Page      
After being accused of “blatant racism” by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded on Tuesday night by calling Erdogan a “dictator that jails journalists” in his country. “Turkey’s dictator Erdogan attacks Israel’s democracy while Turkish journalists and judges fill his prisons. What a joke! In Israel, no one is a second-class […]
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Turkey-UN program gives Syrian refugees agricultural training  Daily Sabah

Turkey and the United Nations are partnering to set up agricultural workshops in eight provinces for 800 people, mainly Syrian refugees, as part of a...


          Turkey suspends flights of Boeing 737 Max planes       Cache   Translate Page      
Turkey has suspended flights of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 planes as part of "precautionary measures", officials said on March 12.
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Turkey arrested 73 suspected attempted coup scholars – Sohu Xinhua news agency in Istanbul on 18 November, (reporter Yi Aijun) 18, the Turkey authorities arrested 73 suspected attempted military coup in July this year, the University scholars. According to Turkey media reports, Istanbul prosecutors issued an arrest warrant to the 103 scholars of the city […]
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7月18日,四川自贡一名老人被摩托车撞倒,正在该路段巡逻执勤的交警李翰林发现后,立即前住事故地点,发现老人受伤躺在地上。 由于天气炎热,怕老人被太阳直晒的地面烫伤,李翰林见状立即双膝跪地将受伤老人头部枕在了自己腿上。相关的主题文章: [广州宣布租购同权]_广州宣布租购同权,别高兴太早!-环保狗河里捡瓶子 [山西侦破盗掘古墓]_山西侦破特大盗掘古墓案_涉案31人包括9名干警-天津酒店发生火灾 [王思聪相亲遭嫌弃]_王思聪被相亲遭大爷嫌弃买不起北京二环的房吧-娜扎公开怼网友 [西乡沃尔玛砍人]_深圳西乡沃尔玛砍人事件致2死9伤:嫌犯无业 单独作案-男孩游戏充5.8万 [cruise into the family favorite tour]_ Family Tour cruise into new, all services are all cater to t-广岛南京大屠杀展 [普京请吃冰淇淋]_普京自费请官员吃冰淇淋,女售货员不好意思了-入侵家庭摄像头案 [老板骂走一半员工]_老板性情突变,“骂”走一半员工!-赤裸女子高速自尽 [naval visit to Turkey]_ China voyage naval fleet arrived in Turkey visit-男孩游戏充5.8万
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  2-0力克贵州智诚,昨晚北京中赫国安击败了前任主帅曼萨诺的球队,新帅施密特亮相中超拿到了两连胜。比赛结束后,5名替补球员在场内继续加练。记者得知,加练的原因是国安全队将在16、17日放2天假,所有球员将参加队中核心张稀哲的婚礼。 施密特连场2-0征服京城球迷 后防大将“解密” 上周末,初来中超的施密特率领北京中赫国安击退卫冕冠军广州恒大,昨晚面对“老朋友”曼萨诺,施密特再次奉献一场完胜——无论精神面貌,还是技战术层面,国安都明显占据了上风。比赛的大部分时间内,主队的控球率接近七成,国安球员从前场开始疯狂逼抢,贵州智诚一度难以将球传过半场。 有趣的是,施密特两连胜的比分都是2-0,比赛均在下半场过半之前失去了悬念。一时间,北京球迷又找回了“熟悉的工体”。今晚,工体的上座数超过了35000人。   赛后,国安后防核心于洋向记者分析了施密特的“秘诀”:“出场之前,施密特告诉所有人要充分执行战术,要有很强的执行力。我们在场上每球必争,才拼出了2-0的比分。” 在更深的层面,德国人施密特的技战术要求,可谓是对志在作为的球员们“止了渴”:“之前我们对成绩很不满意,每个人都渴望提高。新教练来了以后,我们有了新的战术、新的目标,现在大伙儿的心态非常好,非常团结。相信未来,我们会更多融入新战术,球队会更强大。” 赛后替补加练事出有因 张稀哲大婚全队座上宾 有趣的是,比赛结束之后,中赫国安队的更衣室内传出了一阵阵欢呼和笑声。董事长周金辉离开后,包括宋博轩在内的5名替补球员重新返回球场加练,他们都是今晚上场时间不多或者没出场的替补球员。   在体能教练的带领下,5名球员完成了6组从底线到对方禁区的冲刺折返跑,每6趟一组。“量还可以吧,你也看见了。其实比赛前我们就说好了,没上场或者没踢够的,比赛后会加练。其实上午没报名的就已经加过量了。”宋博轩满头大汗地说。在他的身后,其他4人的训练量更大,因为宋博轩80分钟被换上,上场时间最长。 原来,施密特决定取消赛后次日的恢复训练,给国安球员放2天假。放假的原因,是队内核心张稀哲的婚礼。早在比赛之前,没进入名单球员的训练已经上了量。赛后,没踢够时间的人也逃不过“上量”。 记者了解到,张稀哲将在16日在北京举行婚礼,他在武汉的亲朋已来到北京并观看了本场比赛。赛后,主帅施密特也把这场胜利献给张稀哲和他的太太。甚至,曾执教过张稀哲的曼萨诺也笑着送上祝福:“今天我批评了一个队员,就是张稀哲,他没有邀请我去参加他的婚礼,因为他没经过我的允许就私自结婚了。我给他送去了祝福,他是我在中国最亲密的人之一。相关的主题文章: [naval visit to Turkey]_ China voyage naval fleet arrived in Turkey visit-教授喊停女儿奥数 [Huang Lei Sun Li Huang Lei’s birthday]_ happiness for Sun Li-新婚夫妇派发狗粮 [曝蒲巴甲梁洁恋情]_蒲巴甲梁洁恋情曝光 女友是双世宠妃女主曲檀儿-女子产假公司解散 [取27个隐形眼镜]_女子退休后眼中取出27个隐形眼镜-男子五脏六腑反长 [巴印军队再度交火]_巴印军队再度发生交火 真的要打了?-两女子装磁铁行窃 [广州宣布租购同权]_广州宣布租购同权,别高兴太早!-20万放床底3年 [吴昕谈网络暴力]_吴昕谈网络暴力失控痛哭 潘玮柏霸气护花-韩慰安妇影像公开 [手镯事件成功和解]_手镯事件成功和解,经得起“五问”吗?-辽宁舰返青岛军港
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姚笛,自从跟文章的事情被曝光之后,一直被群众冠以“小三”的称号。她也销声匿迹了一段时间。近日一篇关于姚笛与神秘男同住酒店的报道又将姚笛推上了热搜。 近日姚笛与神秘白衣男子约会的一组照片曝光。画面中姚笛与男子关系亲密,相谈甚欢,二人更多次一同逛街,吃饭并回一家酒店。 据了解,该酒店即为男子名下财产。 2014年“文章出轨门”事件爆发后,姚笛曾经长时间登录微博,但始终一言未发。之后,姚笛的微博关闭了评论功能,但还是承受了很多舆论的攻击。 神秘男子身份: 近日,有网友爆料姚笛恋上了国内某知名酒业老板的儿子,两人还被拍到一起现身茶楼,举止亲密,还牵了手,疑似正在交往。 2014年文章出轨姚笛被媒体曝光后,文章火速回归家庭与马伊琍重归于好,电影电视剧作品仍旧不断,而姚笛的事业走起了下坡路。2015年6月,姚笛曾被曝出与台湾艺人李威相恋,李威亦大方告白,不过12月时李威自称“单身”,似乎宣告俩人已分手 不过最近姚笛似乎也翻身有望,刚刚拿下IP剧《蔓蔓青萝》,戏中与“天涯四美”之一乔振宇漫步街头,戏外又牵手富二代,事业感情全都春风得意。相关的主题文章: [张稀哲低调大婚]_张稀哲低调大婚 国安放假参加婚礼-射钉枪杀2人自首 [巴印军队再度交火]_巴印军队再度发生交火 真的要打了?-福原爱怀孕首露面 [naval visit to Turkey]_ China voyage naval fleet arrived in Turkey visit-曝蒲巴甲梁洁恋情 Shanxi cracked the tomb excavation excavation of the tomb of Shanxi]_ detected large _ case involvin-丁彦雨航被喊mvp [广州宣布租购同权]_广州宣布租购同权,别高兴太早!-为不上班刀插自己 [邮轮成家庭游新宠]_邮轮成家庭游新宠,船上所有服务无不迎合了中国人的口味-央视曝光电磁弹射 [重庆商场发生火灾]_重庆商场发生火灾造成4死4伤 事发突然现场浓烟滚滚究竟怎么回事?-20万放床底3年 [Pu Bajia Jie]_ Pu Bajia love exposure beam beam clean love […]
          Υπάρχει σύνδεση ανθελληνικών κύκλων στην Ελλάδα με το βαθύ κράτος της Τουρκίας; Έχουν τις ίδιες εθνομηδενιστικές απόψεις!      Cache   Translate Page      
 
 
Πώς βλέπουν οι Τούρκοι την Ελλάδα και τους Έλληνες; Τι διδάσκονται στα σχολεία τους;

 
Οι χώρες στα πολύπαθα Βαλκάνια έχουν βεβαρημένο παρελθόν, με κοινή πορεία επί Οθωμανικής αυτοκρατορίας, με πολέμους, αυθαίρετο χωρισμό συνόρων και ύπαρξη μειονοτήτων.
 Κάθε χώρα προσπάθησε να οικοδομήσει εθνική συνείδηση με όπλο την εθνική ιστοριογραφία, μία εικόνα της οποίας αποτυπώνεται στα σχολικά εγχειρίδια. Ενδιαφέρον έχει να δούμε πώς παρουσιάζεται η Ελλάδα και οι Έλληνες στα σχολικά βιβλία της γειτονικής Τουρκίας με τα στερεότυπα και τις ιστορικές διαστρεβλώσεις.
Με την ίδρυση της «Δημοκρατίας της Τουρκίας» στις 29/10/1923 αναπτύχθηκε από Τούρκους ιστορικούς, διανοούμενους και πολιτικούς η Τουρκική Ιστορική Θέση και η Θεωρία Ηλίου-Γλώσσας. Η Τουρκική Ιστορική Θέση είναι μια ερμηνεία της ιστορίας σύμφωνα με την οποία το τουρκικό έθνος είναι πανάρχαιο και έχει συμβάλλει αποφασιστικά στον παγκόσμιο πολιτισμό. Για να ανυψωθεί ακόμη περισσότερο η εθνική συνείδηση προστέθηκε και η Θεωρία Ηλίου-Γλώσσας, σύμφωνα με την οποία η τουρκική γλώσσα είναι η πρώτη ή μία από τις πρώτες γλώσσες της ανθρωπότητας. Ο σκοπός αυτών των θεωριών ήταν να αναπτυχθεί ένας αντίλογος στη δυτική επιχειρηματολογία, να ενισχυθεί η εθνική υπερηφάνεια και να νομιμοποιηθεί η  παρουσία τους στη Μικρά Ασία.
Γι’ αυτό, σύμφωνα με τη θεωρία αυτή, όλοι οι λαοί της Ασίας ήταν Τούρκοι, άρα και κάθε αρχαίο είναι τουρκικό. Η Κεντρική Ασία είναι η κοιτίδα, η αρχική πατρίδα των Τούρκων και η Ανατολία (η Μ. Ασία) είναι η τελική πατρίδα.
Έτσι, ενώ οι Τούρκοι συγγενεύουν με όλους τους λαούς της περιοχής (π.χ. Χετταίους, Λύδιους κ.α.), χωρίς να αναφέρονται οι Κούρδοι και οι Αρμένιοι βέβαια, οι σύγχρονοι Έλληνες δε συγγενεύουν με κανέναν.
Αυτό το έκαναν για να αναιρέσουν τη διαχρονικότητα του Ελληνικού έθνους και να τονίσουν ότι οι μόνοι απόγονοι όλων των αρχαίων λαών της Ανατολής είναι οι Τούρκοι.
Για παράδειγμα στο πρώτο βιβλίο (Tarih 1) αναφέρεται: «η ομοιότητα που παρατηρείται μεταξύ των αρχαίων έργων τέχνης της Κρήτης και της Τροίας από τη μία και αυτών που βρέθηκαν στις τουρκικές περιοχές ανατολικά της Κασπίας από την άλλη αποτελεί χρήσιμη απόδειξη …», «όλες οι πηγές της ελληνικής επιστήμης, τέχνης και φιλοσοφίας προέρχονται από την ανατολική Ανατολία», «οι Αρχαίοι Έλληνες αποκαλούσαν Σκήτες τους Τούρκους … και περιέγραψαν τους Σκήτες ως το πιο πολιτισμένο έθνος», «ο λαός της Μικράς Ασίας είναι Τούρκοι των Χάτα οι οποίοι έγιναν γνωστοί με ονόματα όπως Χετταίοι κ.α. … οι αρχαιότεροι κάτοικοι είναι οι τουρκικές φυλές … αυτοί αναμίχθηκαν με τους Θράκες … οι Θράκες έχτισαν την πρώτη Τροία …».
 
Οι Έλληνες αντιμετωπίζονται ως εχθροί, ως απειλή για το τουρκικό έθνος, όχι τόσο στρατιωτικά όσο γιατί υποστηρίζονται από τη Δύση.
Οι Δυτικοί έχουν μια λανθασμένη γνώμη γι’ αυτούς, γιατί τους θεωρεί απόγονους των Αρχαίων Ελλήνων, ενώ δεν αναγνωρίζουν το μεγαλείο και την ανωτερότητα των Τούρκων. Στον αντίποδα των απόψεων αυτών που έχουν οι Δυτικοί, οι Τούρκοι υποστηρίζουν ότι όλοι οι αρχαίοι λαοί ήταν Τούρκοι και αυτοί δημιούργησαν τους πολιτισμούς της Μεσογείου, οι οποίοι επηρέασαν και τους Έλληνες. Επίσης οι σύγχρονοι Έλληνες δεν έχουν καμία σχέση με τους Αρχαίους Έλληνες.
Συγκεκριμένα στο 1ο βιβλίο (Tarih 1) τονίζεται ότι «κακώς η ανθρωπότητα … αποδίδει τον πολιτισμό στους Έλληνες, ενώ θα έπρεπε να αναγνωριστεί η συμβολή των Τούρκων» ή «η μοναδική σχέση αυτών με τους αρχαίους Έλληνες και τους Ρωμαίους ήταν απλώς ότι ζούσαν στην ίδια περιοχή». Ακόμη αναφέρεται ότι οι Δυτικοί έχουν αυτές τις απόψεις λόγω της σύγκρουσης του Ισλάμ με το Χριστιανισμό.
 
Οι Βυζαντινοί παρουσιάζονται ως «Ανατολίτες», που δε μιλούσαν ελληνικά κι ότι επέζησαν τόσους αιώνες οφείλεται στην υποστήριξη των Τούρκων. Γι’ αυτό αποφεύγεται η χρήση του όρου Yunan, το οποίο παραπέμπει στους Έλληνες. Για παράδειγμα στο Tarih 2 αναφέρεται ότι: «τη σημαντική δουλειά στο Βυζάντιο την έκαναν οι μισθοφόροι. Μεταξύ αυτών υπήρχαν Τούρκοι», «οι τουρκικές επιδρομές ξεκινούσαν από το Δούναβη», «η Ισταμπούλ δεν παρουσιάζει κάποιον ιδιάζοντα πολιτισμό», «το Βυζάντιο σαν ένας πολιτισμός ανατολίτικης καταγωγής…».
 
Το Οθωμανικό κράτος παρουσιάζεται ανώτερο από το Βυζαντινό, άρα η Οθωμανική περίοδος ήταν ευεργετική για όλους τους κατακτημένους λαούς (Tarih 3: «τα πλούτη που αποκτήθηκαν με τις χερσαίες και θαλάσσιες νίκες συγκεντρώνονταν στην Ισταμπούλ και έτσι η κυβέρνηση των Οθωμανών δεν έβλεπε το λόγο να φορολογήσει τους ρεαγιά»). Ο λόγος που εξεγέρθηκαν οι Έλληνες ήταν οι Δυτικοί, που τους παρότρυναν, μια και έβλεπαν τους Τούρκους ως βάρβαρους (Tarih 3: «ο Λόρδος Βύρωνας, ο οποίος δεν μπορούσε να διαμείνει στη χώρα του λόγω των πολλών σκανδάλων που είχε προκαλέσει, ήρθε στην Ελλάδα …».
 
Επιπλέον οι Οθωμανοί Τούρκοι γίνονταν αντικείμενο οικονομικής εκμετάλλευσης, εκτός από τους Εβραίους, τους Φαναριώτες και το Πατριαρχείο, οι οποίοι όμως ήταν ξένοι αλλά όχι Έλληνες! Για παράδειγμα στο Tarih 3 αναφέρεται: «οι Ρωμιοί Φαναριώτες προύχοντες αποτελούσαν μια πραγματική πληγή για το οθωμανικό κράτος. Αυτή η σαβούρα του Βυζαντίου … είχε θησαυρίσει παράνομα … ήταν μια συμμορία αδιευκρίνιστου περιεχομένου φυλετικά και από άποψη καταγωγής». Σ’ αυτό το σημείο πρέπει να τονίσουμε ότι η οθωμανική αυτοκρατορία αντιμετωπίζεται αρνητικά στα βιβλία, γιατί ο Κεμάλ ήθελε να οικοδομήσει ένα νέο, δυτικού τύπου, κράτος.
 
Γενικά πάντως οι Έλληνες στα σχολικά βιβλία χαρακτηρίζονται με εκφράσεις  έντονα φορτισμένες, π.χ. υποκρισία, ποταπά και χυδαία υλικά συμφέροντα. Αναφέρεται η Μεγάλη Ιδέα («Megalo Idea») και αναφέρουν τους πολέμους του 1897, τους Βαλκανικούς και του 1919-1922 ως επιβεβαίωση των επεκτατικών προθέσεων των Ελλήνων (Tarih 4: «προσπαθούν να διαδώσουν ότι οι Τούρκοι είναι βάρβαροι και ότι δολοφονούν τους Αρμένιους» … «Οι Ρωμιοί στον Πόντο σκοτώνουν τους Τούρκους και καίνε τα χωριά τους», «η Σμύρνη απελευθερώνεται στις 9 Σεπτεμβρίου 1922», «οι Έλληνες, καθώς υποχωρούν, καίνε χωριά και πόλεις», «οι Ρωμιοί της Ανατολίας δραπετεύουν μαζί με τον ελληνικό στρατό».)
 
Αυτές οι θεωρίες αμφισβητήθηκαν έντονα αργότερα και από Τούρκους ιστορικούς (π.χ. ο Μετέ Τουντσάι είπε ότι η Τουρκική Ιστορική Θέση είναι το αποκορύφωμα της εθνικιστικής αντίληψης) και σιγά-σιγά αποσιωπήθηκαν, ειδικά μετά το θάνατο του εμπνευστή τους Μουσταφά Κεμάλ Ατατούρκ (1938). Εγκαταλείφθηκαν αυτές οι ιστορικές απόψεις χωρίς να δηλωθεί επίσημα, γιατί ήταν έμπνευση του γενάρχη του τουρκικού κράτους και αρχίζουν να αφαιρούνται φράσεις συναισθηματικά φορτισμένες.  Αλλά η κεμαλική ιστορική κληρονομιά συνεχίζει να υπάρχει και στα σύγχρονα σχολικά εγχειρίδια.
 
Το 1977, μετά από μια περίοδο ηπιότερου εθνικιστικού λόγου, εμφανίζεται μία νέα θεωρία, η «Τουρκοϊσλαμική Σύνθεση», σύμφωνα με την οποία η τουρκική ταυτότητα στηρίζεται στην τουρκική/ασιατική καταγωγή και στο Ισλάμ. Έτσι αναβαθμίζεται τώρα η ισλαμική και οθωμανική παράδοση. Αυτό έγινε για να πριμοδοτηθεί το θρησκευτικό συναίσθημα του τουρκικού λαού κατά του κομμουνιστικού κινδύνου και του κουρδικού εθνικισμού.
 
Τα σχολικά βιβλία μέχρι το 1993 επαναλαμβάνουν όμως έμμεσα ότι οι Τούρκοι είναι οι ιδρυτές των μεγάλων αρχαίων πολιτισμών («οι Τούρκοι έφτασαν σ’ αυτές τις περιοχές, δίδαξαν στους λαούς του αρχαίου κόσμου πώς να καλλιεργούν, … και δημιουργήθηκαν σημαντικοί πολιτισμοί στη Μεσοποταμία, Αίγυπτο, Συρία και στην περιφέρεια του Αιγαίου»).
 
Από το 1994 άρχισε να γίνεται μία προσπάθεια να αφαιρεθούν  ορισμένες αρνητικές αναφορές που αφορούν τους Έλληνες. Για παράδειγμα, ενώ μέχρι τότε οι Αρχαίοι Έλληνες παρουσιάζονταν με αρνητικά χαρακτηριστικά, όπως βάρβαροι, εισβολείς, χωρίς οίκτο («το 1200 π.Χ. βάρβαρες φυλές εισχώρησαν από το Βορρά στην περιοχή που στις μέρες μας λέγεται Ελλάδα. Αυτοί λεηλάτησαν, κατέστρεψαν και σκότωσαν χωρίς οίκτο τους κατοίκους. Οι Ρωμαίοι αποκάλεσαν αυτές τις άγνωστες φυλές Γραικούς»), αυτά τώρα αφαιρέθηκαν από τα βιβλία.
 
Όμως η ύπαρξη του αρχαίου ελληνικού πολιτισμού στα σημερινά τουρκικά εδάφη προκαλεί ανασφάλεια στους γείτονες, με αποτέλεσμα, παρά τις αλλαγές, να επιμένουν στην άρνηση της ελληνικότητας των Ιώνων. Οι Ίωνες παρουσιάζονται ως ένας πολιτισμός της Μ. Ασίας, που βρίσκεται σε αντιπαράθεση με τον πολιτισμό της απέναντι όχθης του Αιγαίου («το όνομα Ίωνες δεν έχει καμιά απολύτως σχέση με το όνομα Έλληνας-Yunan. Ο ιωνικός πολιτισμός είναι αποτέλεσμα της πρόσμιξης των πολιτισμών της Ανατολίας και των Κρητών»). Ο Πυθαγόρας και ο Ηρόδοτος παρουσιάζονται ως κάτοικοι της Μιλήτου και του «Bodrum» και ήταν άτομα που απλώς μετέφεραν τις γνώσεις των Αιγυπτίων στους Έλληνες. Βλέπουμε δηλαδή υποβιβασμό της συμβολής των Ελλήνων στον παγκόσμιο πολιτισμό και αποσιώπηση της ελληνικότητας των κατοίκων και των πόλεων της Ανατολίας, αφού χρησιμοποιούν τα τουρκικά ονόματα.
 
Διαβάζοντας τα παραπάνω καταλαβαίνουμε ότι οι Έλληνες δεν έχουν καμιά σχέση με τα δυτικά παράλια της Μ. Ασίας, ενώ οι Ίωνες έχουν τόπο καταγωγής τους την Ανατολία, δηλαδή την Τουρκία. Σε βιβλίο του Λυκείου σε κάποιο σημείο γράφει ότι «… όταν η επιστήμη και η ελευθερία είχαν φτάσει στα ύψη στην Ανατολία, στην Πελοπόννησο ακόμη φρουρούσαν τις γυναίκες και ούτε καν τις επέτρεπαν να κάθονται στο τραπέζι».
 
Το Βυζάντιο απουσιάζει. Μικρή αναφορά γίνεται μόνο σε ότι έχει να κάνει με τις στρατιωτικές συγκρούσεις με τους Οθωμανούς. Η ιστορία 1100 χρόνων του Βυζαντίου παρουσιάζεται υποδεέστερα σε σχέση με άλλους πολιτισμούς π.χ. Χετταίοι. Στα βιβλία του Δημοτικού διαβάζουμε ότι η Ανατολία ήταν κάποτε υπό την ηγεμονία «ξένων» και ότι δεν είχε η περιοχή ιδιοκτήτες μέχρι τον ερχομό των Τούρκων. Στο βιβλίο του Γυμνασίου παρουσιάζονται οι Βυζαντινοί επιτιθέμενοι και οι Τούρκοι αμυνόμενοι. Στο βιβλίο του Λυκείου, ενώ είναι δίτομο, στο Βυζάντιο αφιερώνεται μόλις το ¼ μιας σελίδας!!!
 
Επίσης δεν αναγνωρίζεται η ελληνικότητα του Βυζαντίου, η δε μάχη στο Μάτζικερτ παραλληλίζεται με τον πόλεμο του 1919-1922 («η μάχη του Μάτζικερτ άνοιξε τις πόρτες της Ανατολίας στους Τούρκους … Η Μεγάλη Επίθεση του Κ. Ατατούρκ εξασφάλισε το να μείνει η Ανατολία η πατρίδα των Τούρκων»).
 
Μεγάλη σημασία δίνουν και στη φυλετική καθαρότητα της Ανατολίας: «ο τοπικός πληθυσμός της Ανατολίας τον 11ο αιώνα ήταν πολύ λίγος. Αυτή η μεγάλη χώρα είχε ερημωθεί σημαντικά … Σε σύντομο διάστημα οι Τούρκοι αποτέλεσαν την απόλυτη πλειοψηφία της Ανατολίας … ένα μέρος του χριστιανικού πληθυσμού μετακινήθηκε προς τα Βαλκάνια».
 
Η επανάσταση του 1821 παρουσιάζεται ως «ελληνική ανταρσία». Συγκεκριμένα αναφέρεται ότι οι Ρωμιοί ζούσαν ευτυχισμένοι, απολαμβάνοντας τα προνόμιά τους. Ήταν πλούσιοι, σχεδόν ανεξάρτητοι και ζούσαν καλύτερα και από τους Τούρκους. Αλλά οι ξένες δυνάμεις, ειδικά οι Ρώσοι, τους ξεσήκωσαν. Ο ξεσηκωμός ήταν υπεύθυνος για την αδυναμία των Οθωμανών να κάνουν μεταρρυθμίσεις.
 
Η ανταρσία κατεστάλη, αλλά μετά την καταστροφή στο Ναβαρίνο οι ξένες δυνάμεις δημιούργησαν ένα κράτος ελληνικό, το οποίο θα παραμείνει κάτω από την προστασία της Δύσης. Έκτοτε οι Έλληνες ήταν υποστηρικτές της Μεγάλης Ιδέας και ο Πατριάρχης ήταν από τους πρωτεργάτες της Φιλικής Εταιρείας (αποκαλείται Εθνική Εταιρεία), γι’ αυτό απαγχονίζεται. Βάλλεται η Γαλλική Επανάσταση σαν αιτία δημιουργίας εθνικιστικών κινημάτων που οδήγησαν στη διάλυση της Οθωμανικής Αυτοκρατορίας. Από τους ήρωες του 1821 αναφέρονται μόνο ο Α. Υψηλάντης και ο Ι. Καποδίστριας, ως όργανα του Τσάρου. Οι Έλληνες παρουσιάζονται βίαιοι και αιμοβόροι, π.χ. στην Τριπολιτσά σκότωσαν όλους τους Τούρκους, 40.000 άτομα.
 
Τα τουρκικά σχολικά βιβλία τους Έλληνες πλέον, μετά το 1994, μπορεί να μην τους αποκαλούν «μιγάδες», αλλά υποστηρίζεται ότι «… δεν πρέπει να συγχέουμε το λαό της σημερινής Ελλάδας με τους Γραικούς (Grec) της αρχαιότητας. Οι Αρχαίοι έμαθαν πολλά από τα φύλα της Ανατολίας και αναμίχθηκαν με αυτούς και με τους Μακεδόνες, τους Ρωμαίους, τους Σλάβους και τους Αλβανούς. … οι σημερινοί Έλληνες δεν έχουν τίποτε κοινό εκτός από τη γλώσσα και ορισμένες παραδόσεις».
 
Ο πόλεμος του 1919-1922 παρουσιάζεται ως «εισβολή της Σμύρνης». Οι Νεοέλληνες φέρονται ως βίαιοι εισβολείς και οι Έλληνες της Ανατολίας (Ρωμιοί-Rum) συνεργάτες του εχθρού, ένα βλαβερό στοιχείο που έλεγχε την οικονομική ζωή της χώρας. Το γεγονός ότι ο ελληνικός στρατός στράφηκε προς την Άγκυρα δείχνει την πρόθεση των Νεοελλήνων να επανιδρύσουν τη Βυζαντινή Αυτοκρατορία. Γι’ αυτό και το πραξικόπημα κατά του Μακάριου το 1974.
 
Τέλος γίνεται αναφορά στα Δωδεκάνησα, τα οποία κακώς δόθηκαν από τις Μεγάλες Δυνάμεις το 1947 στην Ελλάδα « … παρόλο που ήταν τόσο κοντά στα τουρκικά παράλια και μέχρι πρόσφατα ήταν μέρος τη Οθωμανικής Αυτοκρατορίας».
 
Ιδιαίτερα να προσεχθεί το παρακάτω: με αφορμή τη ρήση του τελευταίου Έλληνα βασιλιά που « … τόλμησε να πει ότι κάποια μέρα θα πάρουνε την Πόλη. Πρέπει να είμαστε σε επιφυλακή και προσεχτικοί μέχρι αυτός ο γείτονας να εκτιμήσει την αξία των φιλικών διαθέσεων της Τουρκίας…».
 
Τα βιβλία από το 2000 και μετά επίσης δε διαφέρουν σημαντικά. Οι Έλληνες παρουσιάζονται με το συνήθη τρόπο, ίσως με πιο ουδέτερη γλώσσα π.χ. «ορισμένες γειτονικές χώρες προσπαθούν να εμποδίσουν τον εκσυγχρονισμό της Τουρκίας και θέλουν να επεκτείνουν τα εδάφη τους και να αποκτήσουν κυριαρχία στη θάλασσα», ή σε άλλο σημείο αναφέρεται η ανοχή των Τούρκων π.χ. «… οι Τούρκοι  εισέβαλαν στη Μ. Ασία … δεν ήθελαν να χυθεί αίμα … αλλά ο Ρωμανός Διογένης με υπεροψία επέλεξε τον πόλεμο το 1071».
 
Στα σύγχρονα τουρκικά βιβλία αναδεικνύονται 2 νέα θέματα, η Θράκη και η Κύπρος. Γίνεται αναφορά ότι « … οι Τούρκοι της Θράκης αντιμετωπίζουν πολιτιστικά και κοινωνικά προβλήματα …», « … η τρομοκρατική οργάνωση ΕΟΚΑ που διέπραξε σφαγές αθώων Τούρκων…». Επίσης προωθείται γενική ξενοφοβία και ανησυχία, καθώς οι Δυτικές χώρες επιδιώκουν το διαμελισμό της χώρας.
Βλέπουμε λοιπόν ότι μπορεί να αφαιρέθηκαν εκφράσεις και αρνητικές αναφορές, αλλά η εικόνα του Έλληνα δεν άλλαξε. Και γενικά η τουρκική ιστοριογραφία παρουσιάζει τους Έλληνες τελείως διαφορετικά από οποιαδήποτε άλλη ιστοριογραφία, πράγμα που δείχνει και την αποξένωσή της. Είναι γεγονός όμως ότι για να οικοδομηθούν καλές σχέσεις γειτονίας πρέπει να γίνει πιο ουσιαστική προσπάθεια στην κατεύθυνση της αφαίρεσης από τα σχολικά βιβλία όλων εκείνων των σημείων που παρουσιάζουν τον «άλλο» με στερεότυπα.
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Εγκυκλοπαίδεια Πάπυρος larousse Britannica
Ηρακλής Μήλλας «Εικόνες Ελλήνων και Τούρκων», Εκδόσεις Αλεξάνδρεια, Αθήνα 2003.
Σολταρίδης Συμεών «Τουρκικά σχολικά βιβλία», Βιβλιοπωλείο της Εστίας, 1986.
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I am realizing that the weather seems to be affecting my moods more and more every year. For the past two weeks, it has been cloudy, damp, rainy, and just crappy out. I have had to drag myself to the barn. Once I am there, I feel better, but getting there is a struggle. I thought I was having a rough September, but it spilled into October and I foresee November not being any better. But such is life. 

I went to the barn over the weekend and as soon as I grabbed all my stuff, it started to rain. So I put it all away and went to chill with Shyloh under the trees. Once again, she was covered in burrs, so I de-burred her. She had some on her ears, which she was not happy about. I actually had to put her in a hold to get them out, which resulted in a pissed off pony and me being shook about. 

But yesterday, the sun came out! And it was glorious. It was just what I needed. I love the ritual of being with my pony. Pulling up to the barn, getting my grooming supplies out of my locker, putting them in our area, then going to get Shy is so simple, yet so comforting. Once I get her, we walk side by side to our area where I give Shy her food and start the grooming process. I de-burr, brush brush brush, and pick feet. By this time, I have forgotten all my troubles and I feel like a new person. And Shy is just so perfect for me. 

Then I tack Shy up. I love that she makes everything so easy for me. She never fights tack and stands beautifully. Yesterday, since it was so nice out, I decided to line drive her through the woods. Maybe we would run into some turkeys to chase. 

It was the most wonderful line drive ever. We shuffled through the woods, crunching the leaves under our feet and walking over branches. 

Shy had a beautiful forward walk. She was not bothered by the noises of the leaves or the branches touching her. Sometimes, we didn't even see the sticks on the ground until they were stepped on, snapped, or rolled upward to touch legs or belly. Shy didn't bat an eye at this. I think we may have unlocked the key with an open bridle. 

I was thinking while we were line driving how awesome it would be if Shy (and myself) were this calm and collected with a cart and how much fun we would have. Maybe one day we can revisit this. 

I hope the sun can stay out. It doesn't have to be warm, just not cloudy. Also, my pony is incredibly fat. Ugh!She doesn't even eat that much! I think we need to add more work to our ritual. I like a chunky horse going into winter, but this is getting out of control. 


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Medical cannabis therapy can significantly reduce chronic pain in patients age 65 and older without adverse effects, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the Cannabis Clinical Research Institute at Soroka University Medical Center.

The new study, published in The European Journal of Internal Medicine, found cannabis therapy is safe and efficacious for elderly patients who are seeking to address cancer symptoms, Parkinson's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, and other medical issues.

"While older patients represent a large and growing population of medical cannabis users, few studies have addressed how it affects this particular group, which also suffers from dementia, frequent falls, mobility problems, and hearing and visual impairments," says Prof. Victor Novack, M.D., a professor of medicine in the BGU Faculty of Health Sciences (FOHS), and head of the Soroka Cannabis Clinical Research Institute. Novack is also the BGU Gussie Krupp Chair in Internal Medicine.

"After monitoring patients 65 and older for six months, we found medical cannabis treatment significantly relieves pain and improves quality of life for seniors with minimal side effects reported."

This older population represents a growing segment of medical cannabis users, ranging from approximately seven percent to more than 33 percent, depending on the country. Recent U.S. polls indicate Americans over 65 represent 14 percent of the total population and use more than 30 percent of all prescription drugs, including highly addictive painkillers.

BGU researchers surveyed 2,736 patients 65 years and older who received medical cannabis through "Tikun Olam," the largest Israeli medical cannabis supplier. More than 60 percent were prescribed medical cannabis due to the pain, particularly pain associated with cancer. After six months of treatment, more than 93 percent of 901 respondents reported their pain dropped from a median of eight to four on a 10-point scale. Close to 60 percent of patients who originally reported "bad" or "very bad" quality of life upgraded to "good" or "very good" after six months. More than 70 percent of patients surveyed reported moderate to significant improvement in their condition.

The most commonly reported adverse effects were dizziness (9.7 percent) and dry mouth (7.1 percent). After six months, more than 18 percent of patients surveyed had stopped using opioid analgesics or had reduced their dosage.



What Senior Citizens Should Know about Medical Cannabis

For decades, marijuana was portrayed in the media merely as an illegal drug used to get people high, and the people who use marijuana as no more than drug addicts and hippies seeking a desperate measure to detach from reality. Senior citizens grew up during a time when marijuana was illegal in the United States and in most countries around the Globe.  Accordingly, the golden generation may perhaps be the most misinformed about marijuana, yet, ironically, might also be the age demographic that benefits the most from this natural plant.  Below are 10 things senior citizens should know about medical marijuana.

1. Marijuana is SAFER than many commonly prescribed medications

Most seniors take prescription drugs on a daily basis. The “side effects” of marijuana are insignificant in comparison to the side effects of many prescription drugs, and not a single person has ever died from a marijuana overdose. An ongoing 30-year study found that a person weighing 140 pounds would have to consume over 4 pounds of marijuana in one sitting to reach toxic levels, and that still would not be a fatal dosage. The powerful anti-oxidant effects of marijuana can provide relief for many disorders including liver inflammation from Hepatitis C, lupus, irritable bowel syndrome, and many other serious medical conditions that all involve inflammation and oxidative damage.

2. Marijuana is not physically addictive

Many seniors fear that if they start using marijuana they will become addicted. People can use marijuana daily and then stop “cold turkey”.  Discontinuing the use of marijuana has much the same response as quitting the consumption of coffee. Many people who seek welcome and effective respite from chronic pain, anxiety, and stress use marijuana as a daily medicine.

3. Marijuana can reduce and possibly replace many prescription medications

A major complaint of seniors regarding their daily medications is that the first pill often causes side effects that the second one is supposed to “fix.”  "Marijuana's healing properties target various conditions such as inflamed joints, high blood pressure, chronic pain, digestive disorders, constipation, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, cognitive awareness, and more Marijuana has the potential for accentuating the effect of many commonly prescribed drugs (blog.norml.org)." For example, opiate based painkillers are typically enhanced when marijuana is used concurrently, often resulting in a reduction of pharmaceutical medicines.

4. There are many different types, or “strains” of marijuana

Growing this plant is not terribly different from gardeners attempting to create the perfect rose or tomato plant.  Each plant has its own personality and effects. There are strains that are very helpful for chronic pain relief and strains Some strains can make one feel very focused and energized, while others can be relaxing and help with a good night’s sleep.

5. There are marijuana strains without “the high”

“If I could get the medical benefit from the plant without the high, I’d consider it.” said many of the seniors we’ve spoken to.  Harvest cultivators have developed and are currently producing potent CBD genetic strains that have minimal psychoactive effect.  CBD, or cannabidiol, is tremendous for inflammation, eases pain, stimulates bone growth, suppresses muscular spasms, reduces anxiety, and increases mental focus. Harvest currently carries liquid extracts that have no “high” at all. These have proven extremely successful for persons suffering from arthritis pain, nausea, and muscle spasms.

6. There are ways to use marijuana other than smoking it

One common misconception among aging adults is that they have to smoke marijuana to gain the medicinal benefits. Vendors provide products in different shapes, like liquid extracts, infused honey, candies, baked goods, and other products to choose from. Marijuana can be added to just about any regular recipe in the form of marijuana infused butters or oils. This opens up so many options for your medicine.

7. Marijuana-infused ointments can be very effective in alleviating arthritis and neuropathy pain

Locally made, medicated creams are very popular for sore joints and muscles and back pain. They are very effective, smell nice and give a you no “high” so you can feel comfortable using the products throughout the day.

8. Marijuana does not lower your IQ or cause brain damage

Another common misconception aging adults have with marijuana is that can lower intelligence or cause brain damage. There is no documentation that shows that marijuana reduces or “kills brain cells.” Studies with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s patients indicate that marijuana gradually encourages new neural pathways, allowing those with impaired brain function to potentially halt further degeneration and even encourage brain function.

9. Marijuana can help increase your appetite

One of the most dangerous health risks among senior citizens is the loss of appetite, leading to weight loss. Marijuana has been extremely successful in alleviating nausea and as an appetite stimulant. That being said, A new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology finds an intriguing connection between marijuana use and body weight, showing that rates of obesity are lower by roughly a third in people who smoke marijuana at least three times a week, compared with those who don’t use marijuana at all.

10. The stigma around medical marijuana use is fading

Seniors are the fastest growing population of new medical marijuana users. Marijuana becomes more and more acceptable in different age groups and clusters of population, given that more and more States legalize weed for medical and even recreational purposes.



Cannabis Types

While there are over 100 different cannabinoids that can occur in cannabis, the two most well-known and studied compounds in the cannabis plant happen to also be the two that occur in the largest volume: delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly referred to as THC, and cannabidiol, known as CBD. Like all other cannabinoids, these two must be heated to convert the cannabinoid acid to the active cannabinoid. THC is the primary psychoactive component of cannabis which gives the effect of what recreational users call the “high.” CBD is considered to be non-psychoactive and when used in conjunction with THC helps dampen the psychoactivity and other side effects some people consider undesirable. Both cannabinoids have an impressive list of ways they support the human body.

THC is a strong anti-inflammatory and pain killer and has been shown to reduce the amyloid plaques in the brain that cause Alzhiemer’s. In pre-clinical trials THC has been proven to reduce levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in glioma (brain cancer) cells. This is important because a reduction in VEGF means that brain cancer tumors are unable to grow the new blood vessels they need to sustain themselves, grow and spread. This discovery offers great promise for the treatment of brain cancer.

THC is also a bronchodilator, anti-spasmodic, muscle relaxant, a powerful neuroprotectant and antioxidant. In fact, it has 20 times the anti-inflammatory power of aspirin and twice that of hydrocortisone.

CBD is the second most common cannabinoid in cannabis and the most common in hemp plants. CBD can generally represent 0.1-12 percent of the cannabinoid content of the plant. CBD rich cannabis (4% or more) provides potent therapeutic benefits without the euphoria or lethargy of many high THC varieties. CBD and THC are believed to have a synergistic effect meaning that when they are both present at therapeutic levels, they are more effective together than they are alone. While THC is widely known for its psychoactive properties, CBD may be best known for its ability to counterbalance anxiety, tachycardia (rapid heartbeat), hunger and sedation caused by THC and its ability to control sever forms of epilepsy.

CBD was once considered a minor cannabinoid under the shadow of THC. What we know now is that CBD is as beneficial and versatile a cannabinoid as THC in addressing many hard to manage conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, epilepsy, antibiotic-resistant infections, alcoholism, PSTD and neurological disorders. CBD has very strong anxiolytic (reduces anxiousness), anti-convulsant, anti-emetic (reduces nausea), anti-inflammatory, antioxidant (stronger than vitamins C & E), anti-depressant and anti-psychotic properties. One of the most exciting aspects of CBD is its combined strong anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and neuro-protective properties which yields great promise for the treatment of Alzhiemer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and all neurodegenerative-related diseases. CBD also helps regulate blood pressure and is cytotoxic to breast cancer and certain other types of cancer cells while protecting healthy cells.

What Symptoms of Chronic Pain Can Marijuana Treat?

Medical marijuana/cannabis and chronic pain conditions are closely related regarding alleviating symptoms you may have been suffering from for a protracted time. Medical pot may offer you substantial relief if you suffer from any of the following:

General non-specific chronic pain — for example, cancer pain or chronic neuropathic pain
·         Low back pain
·         Osteoarthritis
·         Rheumatoid arthritis
·         TMJ disorder
·         Headaches
·         Fibromyalgia
·         Irritable bowel syndrome
·         Chronic fatigue syndrome
·         Neck pain
·         HIV/AIDS-related pain
·         Multiple Sclerosis
·         Central nervous system issues
·         Accident and injury-related pain
·         Sciatica



What Are the Best Strains of Marijuana to Use?

Whether you use edible forms of medical cannabis for chronic pain, roll it into a joint or use a vaporizer, there are many different strains of the plant that can substantially reduce discomfort. Perhaps you feel better when you smoke the drug, whereas someone else may find that taking low-dose edibles works for them.

Of course, the chemical composition of the strain you choose as well as your method of ingestion may affect your painkilling outcome. Keep in mind that it’s likely you might need to take a trial and error approach before you hit on the right strain and dosage for you.

Generally speaking, less is more when it comes to treating this type of pain. Many people find that indica strains that are higher in THC — the primary psychoactive substance that gives you a “high” — content than hybrid or sativa strains work well for them. These also work most effectively in doses that are low to moderate and can potentially make your pain worsen in higher doses.

No matter how you plan to ingest medical cannabis, there are various strains that can help reduce your discomfort. These include:

ACDC

Although it can be difficult to find, it contains high levels of the cannabinoids CBD and THC. Advocates of this strain indicate that the benefits are numerous.

Afghan Kush

A potent general pain reliever, Afghan Kush comprises of almost 100 percent indica. Its effects are felt mostly physically, and this is why it works so well regarding pain relief. Afghan Kush contains anti-inflammatory and painkilling terpenes, as well as a high level of pain-dispelling THC.

This strain contains caryophyllene, which is known to work against cancer. Therefore, if your chronic pain is cancer-related, this could offer you relief. Other useful strains high in caryophyllene include Super Sour Diesel, Maui Waui and Hash Plant.

Blue Dream

Blue Dream is a hybrid sativa that was first grown in California. It provides not only relaxation throughout the entire body, but many users also find it to be invigorating. This strain produces a mellow euphoria that produces a calming effect and also has an aroma similar to berries. Since it doesn’t result in the sedative effects of other strains, Blue Dream is well-suited for daytime use.

Granddaddy Purple

Another Californian type, Granddaddy Purple has been in existence for approximately 15 years. This strain can be potent, so don’t use it if you plan to go out during the day or the evening. Patients use Granddaddy Purple to relieve symptoms from pain, muscle spasms, stress, insomnia and more.

Girl Scout Cookies

This is another hybrid with a sweet aroma that’s very easy to spot, thanks to its orange hairs and purple leaves. This strain is well-known for producing a feeling of relaxation throughout the body and is popular among people who suffer from not only severe pain but also nausea and loss of appetite. The Girl Scout Cookies strain is best taken in small doses until you’re certain of how much you can handle at one time.

Jack Herer

A well-known strain for easing nerve pain, Jack Herer, named after the author and activist, is high in sativa. Filled with natural painkillers, Jack Herer contains pinene that has anti-tumor properties.

White Widow

A half-and-half cross between a pure indica and a pure sativa, this is a well-balanced strain that makes you feel uplifted while tackling your pain. White Widow also contains Linalool, an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever that’s also found in lavender.

Always speak to your doctor about which medical marijuana strain is anticipated to work best for your type of chronic pain.



Side Effects of Medical Cannabis

It’s imperative that you start off with the lowest dose possible when you’re beginning to take medical pot. You’ll soon find out via a trial and error process what works best for you.

If you do have any side effects of ingesting medical marijuana, they won’t last long and may include:
·         Drowsiness
·         Dizziness
·         Dry mouth
·         Short-term memory loss
·         Euphoria
·         Thirst
·         Increased appetite
·         Insomnia
·         Red eyes
·         Anxiety or uneasiness
·         Giddiness

Medical marijuana affects everyone differently, but overall the marijuana side effects are more manageable and milder than those that come with traditional medicines like opioids.



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          Chorizo (C1)      Cache   Translate Page      
Angela Scribner-Johnson



Oh my goodness! Angela's recipe for homemade chorizo sounds good and easy!


1 lb ground turkey
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp garlic
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 cup water

Optional:
1 Tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp cayenne powder

Cook it all together until done, then combine with your favorite veggies and fats! Yum!



          Crispy Bacon Chili (C3)      Cache   Translate Page      

Modified from recipe on The Chew website



1 lb turkey bacon (chopped)
2 lbs ground beef
2 garlic cloves (chopped)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 large red onion (diced)
1 jalapeno (diced; optional)
2 tsp dried oregano
56 ounces canned fire roasted tomatoes
Garnish
Scallions
Diced Red Onions
Hot Sauce

In a large dutch oven or heavy-bottom pot, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy (about 5-7 minutes). Remove bacon and reserve for garnish.

With the bacon drippings in the pot, add the beef and season generously with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until dark brown and crispy (about 10 minutes). Push the meat to the side and toss in the onions, jalapeno, and garlic.

Sprinkle in the seasonings and stir to coat. Cook for 2 minutes until softened then stir into the meat. Pour in the fire roasted tomatoes and adjust seasoning to taste.

Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until mostly thickened.

Serve with your choice of garnish and reserved crispy bacon.

          Canadian Bacon & Egg Pockets (C3)      Cache   Translate Page      
Simmie Sinow


This is a great and filling breakfast for something just a little bit different!

2 slices turkey bacon
2 Aidells chicken sausage links (or any sausage with no sugar added to it)
2 slices Canadian-style bacon
3 eggs, beaten
1 pita bread, cut in half

Warm a medium skillet to medium heat; then put the turkey bacon, sausage, and Canadian-style bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat. Fry until brown, then drain.

Crumble the turkey bacon, chop the sausage into bite sized pieces, and cut up the Canadian bacon.

Mix eggs into the skillet, and scramble with the bacon and sausage until no longer runny.

Place pita bread in a microwave, and heat on High about 30 seconds, until warm.

Spoon the egg mixture into the pita bread halves, and serve warm.
          BBQ Turkey Cutlets - Crockpot (C1)      Cache   Translate Page      

Serves 6-8

1 lb turkey cutlets
Dark Agave equivalent to 1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup no sugar added or low carb ketchup
1 Tbsp chopped onion
2 artificial sweetener equivalent to 2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp pepper

Combine all ingredients and place in your crockpot. Cook for 2-3 hours.


          Germany's Über Hypocrisy Over Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Finian Cunningham via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

Germany has taken the lead among European Union member states to back Washington’s regime-change agenda for Venezuela. Berlin’s hypocrisy and double-think is quite astounding.

Only a few weeks ago, German politicians and media were up in arms protesting to the Trump administration for interfering in Berlin’s internal affairs. There were even outraged complaints that Washington was seeking “regime change” against Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government.

Those protests were sparked when Richard Grenell, the US ambassador to Germany, warned German companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia that they could be hit with American economic sanctions if they go ahead with the Baltic seabed project.

Earlier, Grenell provoked fury among Berlin’s political establishment when he openly gave his backing to opposition party Alternative for Germany. That led to consternation and denunciations of Washington’s perceived backing for regime change in Berlin. They were public calls for Grenell to be expelled over his apparent breach of diplomatic protocols.

Now, however, Germany is shamelessly kowtowing to an even more outrageous American regime-change plot against Venezuela.

Last week, the government of President Nicolas Maduro ordered the expulsion of German ambassador Daniel Kriener after he greeted the US-backed opposition figure Juan Guaido on a high-profile occasion. Guaido had just returned from a tour of Latin American countries during which he had openly called for the overthrow of the Maduro government. Arguably a legal case could be made for the arrest of Guaido by the Venezuelan authorities on charges of sedition.

When Guaido returned to Venezuela on March 4 he was greeted at the airport by several foreign diplomats. Among the receiving dignitaries was Germany’s envoy Daniel Kriener.

The opposition figure had declared himself “interim president” of Venezuela on January 23 and was immediately recognized by Washington and several European Union states. The EU has so far not issued an official endorsement of Guaido over incumbent President Maduro. Italy’s objection blocked the EU from adopting a unanimous position.

Nevertheless, as the strongest economy in the 28-member bloc, Germany can be seen as de facto leader of the EU. Its position on Venezuela therefore gives virtual EU gravitas to the geopolitical maneuvering led by Washington towards the South American country.

What’s more, the explicit backing of Juan Guaido by Germany’s envoy was carried out on the “express order” of Foreign Minister Heiko Maasaccording to Deutsche Welle.

“It was my express wish and request that Ambassador Kriener turn out with representatives of other European nations and Latin American ones to meet acting President Guaido at the airport,” said Maas.

 “We had information that he was supposed to be arrested there. I believe that the presence of various ambassadors helped prevent such an arrest.”

It’s staggering to comprehend the double-think involved here.

Guaido was hardly known among the vast majority of Venezuelans until he catapulted on to the global stage by declaring himself “interim president”. That move was clearly executed in a concerted plan with the Trump White House. European governments and Western media have complacently adopted the White House line that Guaido is the legitimate leader while socialist President Maduro is a “usurper”.

That is in spite of the fact that Maduro was re-elected last year in free and fair elections by a huge majority of votes. Guaido’s rightwing, pro-business party boycotted the elections. Yet he is anointed by Washington, Berlin and some 50 other states as the legitimate leader.

Russia, China, Turkey, Cuba and most other members of the United Nations have refused to adopt Washington’s decree of recognizing Guaido. Those nations (comprising 75 per cent of the UN assembly) continue to recognize President Maduro as the sovereign authority. Indeed, Russia has been highly critical of Washington’s blatant interference for regime change in oil-rich Venezuela. Moscow has warned it will not tolerate US military intervention.

Russia’s envoy to the UN Vasily Nebenzia, at a Security Council session last month, excoriated the US for its gross violation of international law with regard to Venezuela. Moscow’s diplomat also directed a sharp rebuke at other nations “complicit” in Washington’s aggression, saying that one day “you will be next” for similar American subversion in their own affairs.

Germany’s hypocrisy and double-think is, to paraphrase that country’s national anthem, “über alles” (above all else).

German politicians, diplomats and media were apoplectic in their anger at perceived interference by the US ambassador in Berlin’s internal affairs. Yet the German political establishment has no qualms whatsoever about ganging up – only weeks later – with Washington to subvert the politics and constitution of Venezuela.

How can Germany be so utterly über servile to Washington and the latter’s brazen criminal aggression towards Venezuela?

It seems obvious that Berlin is trying to ingratiate itself with the Trump administration. But what for?

Trump has been pillorying Germany with allegations of “unfair trade” practices. In particular, Washington is recently stepping up its threats to slap punitive tariffs on German auto exports. Given that this is a key sector in the German export-driven economy, it may be gleaned that Berlin is keen to appease Trump. By backing his aggression towards Venezuela?

Perhaps this policy of appeasement is also motivated by Berlin’s concern to spare the Nord Stream 2 project from American sanctions. When NS2 is completed later this year, it is reckoned to double the capacity of natural gas consumption by Germany from Russia. That will be crucial for Germany’s economic growth.

Another factor is possible blackmail of Berlin by Washington. Recall the earth-shattering revelations made by American whistleblower Edward Snowden a few years back when he disclosed that US intelligence agencies were tapping the personal phone communications of Chancellor Merkel and other senior Berlin politicians. Recall, too, how the German state remarkably acquiesced over what should have been seen as a devastating infringement by Washington.

The weird lack of action by Berlin over that huge violation of its sovereignty by the Americans makes one wonder if the US spies uncovered a treasure trove of blackmail material on German politicians.

Berlin’s pathetic kowtowing to Washington’s interference in Venezuela begs an ulterior explanation. No self-respecting government could be so hypocritical and duplicitous.

Whatever Berlin may calculate to gain from its unscrupulous bending over for Washington, one thing seems clear, as Russian envoy Nebenzia warned: “One day you are next” for American hegemonic shafting.


          Report: Iran Preparing for Role in Syria's Reconstruction      Cache   Translate Page      
Report: Iran Preparing for Role in Syria's Reconstruction

Report: Iran Preparing for Role in Syria's Reconstruction

 

Sirwan Kajjo and Mehdi Jedinia - VOA News

 

Iranian construction companies are to build thousands of residential units in the suburbs of Syria's capital, Damascus, an Iranian state-run news agency has reported.

 

Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) recently quoted a business official with the country's investment association, who announced that Iran would build 200,000 residential units near Damascus.

 

Iraj Rahbar, vice president of Iran's Mass Construction Society, said the massive housing project has come about after the Iranian and Syrian governments signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in January 2019.

 

Tehran has been encouraging prominent Iranian developers to buy property in Damascus, analysts and construction industry sources in Iran said.

 

"This is not the first time that officials encourage developers to invest in Syria," Amir Reza Masoumi, a Tehran-based architect, told VOA.

 

Masoumi, who has knowledge of ongoing discussions, said that instability in Syria has dissuaded many Iranian developers from investing in the war-torn country.

"Even now, details on how to protect the interests of Iranian investors in Syria are still unclear," he said.

 

Since the beginning of Syria's civil war in 2011, Iran has been a major supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime in battling Syrian rebels across the country. Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a U.S.-designated terror group, and other Tehran-backed Shiite militias have played a major role in recapturing Syrian cities and towns from rebel forces.

 

Foothold in Syria

 

As the war is waning, Iran wants to keep a strong footing in Syria by urging Iranian construction companies to invest in the war-torn country.

 

"The projected location of these buildings is several parts of Damascus suburbs, where massive destruction has taken place," a Syrian journalist, who requested anonymity because of fears from the Syrian regime, told VOA.

 

"The Syrian regime doesn't make such things public," he added.

 

He said that he has witnessed some Iranian business groups exploring destroyed parts of Damascus, adding that Tehran has already been involved in several other housing projects in Homs and Latakia provinces.

 

Syrian regime troops, supported by allied Iranian forces and Russia, regained full control of eastern Damascus in 2018 after nearly five years of fighting with rebel groups.

 

Iranian officials say that more investments in countries like Syria would help ease some financial pressure on Iran from the international sanctions imposed on the government.

 

"This is a great way of increasing international turnover and benefiting from our capabilities in terms of construction overseas," said Rahbar, of Iran's Mass Construction Society.

 

Experts said Iranian companies would shift their focus to places like Syria since a large number of Iranian investors have been barred from working in the U.A.E. and other Gulf countries, due to inability to transfer money using international banks after recent U.S. sanctions on additional Iranian entities.

 

"There are quite many methods Iranians have learned to subvert sanctions," Masoumi said. "But a big project like this needs a great banking support between both [Syrian and Iranian] governments."

 

During several visits by Syrian officials to Tehran, including a recent one by Assad, large investments and increased financial cooperation between the two allies have been one of the major points of discussion, local news reports said.

 

The Role of Cleric

 

In Damascus, Iran has reportedly relied on a prominent Shiite cleric, Abdullah Nazzam, to arrange its real estate dealings. Using his religious authority in Damascus and ties with the Syrian government, he has persuaded residents to sell their properties to Iranian businessmen.

 

While Iran — a Shiite-majority country — continues to build itself as one of the major players in Syria's future reconstruction, it also wants to carry out a systematic demographic change in many parts of Damascus and elsewhere in Syria, some experts charge.

 

"Iran is exploiting the fact that many Syrians, who are mostly Sunnis, have become extremely poor because of the war, and so it is offering them high prices for their properties that they can't refuse," said Musallam Talas, a professor of economics at Mardin Artuklu University in Turkey.

 

Talas told VOA the reason Iran is largely focusing on the housing sector in Syria is the fact that Iranian officials are well aware of how significant rebuilding that sector would be in the future.

 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the cost of reconstruction in Syria is almost $400 billion. Nearly 65 percent of that amount would go to the housing sector, according to IMF data.

SWJED Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:18am
          Sommario Europeo: Wet & windy north - Dry to south, 13 Mar - 05:43      Cache   Translate Page      

Wet and windy northern Europe, fair to the south Wednesday Another mostly dry and bright day for Portugal and Spain though persistent light rain could affect the northern coast of Spain through the day. Early morning showers over the Balearics should clear to leave a dry and fine afternoon. Corsica, Sardinia and the northern half of Italy could see some heavy rain throughout the day on Wednesday while high winds and thundery showers should clear away from Greece and Turkey by the late afternoon. A mixed day for France with showers becoming more widespread through the afternoon. These will be wintry in the southeast. Persistent rain for the Low Countries and western parts of Germany through Wednesday while Switzerland and Austria will likely see some snow. A mixed day of sunshine and showers for Poland and the Czech Republic though more persistent rain could edge into western areas through the late afternoon. Another wet and windy day for Denmark while it will start cloudy for the Baltic States before a band of rain and snow sweeps eastward across the region. A mostly dry day for Finland though snow will edge into southern areas through the evening. Windy and wet for southern parts of Sweden and Norway with a mixture of rain, sleet and snow.

Thursday Dry and sunny across Spain and Portugal. fair too in the Balearics. Showers for the south of Italy, but fair in central and northern parts of Italy. Greece will be cloudy and wet. Turkey will have some sunny spells but also showers in the east. Wet and windy in much of central Europe. heavy periods of rain passing through France, germany and the Low Countries as well as into Germany. Breezy with sunny spells and showers across Poland. Hungary will be fair with sunny spells. Showers then rain in Austria and Switzerland, windy here as well. Chilly with some showers or rain and sleet in Denmark. Windy with some cloud and rain affecting the Baltic States. Breezy with cloud and sleet or rain across Finland. Chilly with broken cloud and a few wintry showers in Sweden. Norway will be cold with sunshine and scattered snow showers.


          If you’re a pop culture junkie, you should be using Amazon’s X-Ray feature      Cache   Translate Page      
Unless you're a super nerdy pop culture junkie who loves going down rabbit holes and consuming all the quirkiest, tiniest details of every movie and TV show you can find, most of the following probably will be news to you. Did you know, for example, that in Deadpool 2 after Deadpool gets his legs torn off by Juggernaut and he hangs out with Blind Al waiting for them to grow back, he's wearing the same shirt that Chunk wears in The Goonies? Josh Brolin, of course, was one of the stars in it -- and he didn't notice the shirt, according to Ryan Reynolds. Or how about this -- did you know that, in the Star Wars franchise, the word Wookiee was inspired by Bill Wookey, a friend of actor Terry McGovern? Terry played a robot cop in George Lucas' THX 1138, improvising the line "I think I ran over a Wookiee back there." These are some of the fun, random and interesting details that Amazon's X-Ray feature generates while you stream TV shows and movies via Amazon's Prime Video service. For the longest time, I didn't pay attention to the results that X-Ray was populating in the top left corner as I watched Amazon content on my mobile devices. But, admittedly, it does give you some pretty fascinating details that could help you go even deeper into the shows and movies you love, if you want. It provides everything from the names of actors and their film credits as they appear on screen, as well as the title of music that's playing and trivia about a particular scene. That Wookiee detail above, for instance, pops up at one point during Solo: A Star Wars Story. At one point while watching Avengers: Infinity War, X-Ray points out that the movie contains remnants from Stan Lee’s past cameos. Tony Stark uses the flip phone that Stan delivered to him in Captain America: Civil War, we're told, and Thor still sports the haircut that Stan gave him in Thor: Ragnarok Among X-Ray's other benefits is occasional exclusive bonus video content found only through X-Ray, which many people may not even be aware of as an X-Ray feature at all. Of course, you can also use X-Ray while reading books on a Kindle-supported device. Which is especially useful when reading something like George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones books, packed as they are with hundreds of characters that some readers may find it difficult to keep track of on their own. For my money, though, watching video content with this helpful feature is particularly interesting. And it's not all fun, light-hearted insights it brings you, either. At one point during the Amazon documentary Lorena executive produced by Jordan Peele, X-Ray notes that the presence of a gun in the house of a domestic violence situation increases the chances of homicide by 500%. During one of the episodes from the first season of Amazon's Jack Ryan series, we're told why Hanin’s planned escape to Europe from the shores of Turkey is a dangerous one. Per X-Ray, according to a 2017 report by the United Nations Refugee Agency, one in every 185 people who crossed the sea between Turkey and Greece from January through April 2017 died either by drowning or from hypothermia. It's certainly an informative, useful tool for learning a little bit more about the world -- both the fictional world of pop culture and the expansive real-life world around you, too.
          Europe Forecast: Wet & windy north - Dry to south, Mar 13 - 10:13      Cache   Translate Page      

Wet and windy northern Europe, fair to the south Wednesday Another mostly dry and bright day for Portugal and Spain though persistent light rain could affect the northern coast of Spain through the day. Early morning showers over the Balearics should clear to leave a dry and fine afternoon. Corsica, Sardinia and the northern half of Italy could see some heavy rain throughout the day on Wednesday while high winds and thundery showers should clear away from Greece and Turkey by the late afternoon. A mixed day for France with showers becoming more widespread through the afternoon. These will be wintry in the southeast. Persistent rain for the Low Countries and western parts of Germany through Wednesday while Switzerland and Austria will likely see some snow. A mixed day of sunshine and showers for Poland and the Czech Republic though more persistent rain could edge into western areas through the late afternoon. Another wet and windy day for Denmark while it will start cloudy for the Baltic States before a band of rain and snow sweeps eastward across the region. A mostly dry day for Finland though snow will edge into southern areas through the evening. Windy and wet for southern parts of Sweden and Norway with a mixture of rain, sleet and snow.

Thursday Dry and sunny across Spain and Portugal. fair too in the Balearics. Showers for the south of Italy, but fair in central and northern parts of Italy. Greece will be cloudy and wet. Turkey will have some sunny spells but also showers in the east. Wet and windy in much of central Europe. heavy periods of rain passing through France, germany and the Low Countries as well as into Germany. Breezy with sunny spells and showers across Poland. Hungary will be fair with sunny spells. Showers then rain in Austria and Switzerland, windy here as well. Chilly with some showers or rain and sleet in Denmark. Windy with some cloud and rain affecting the Baltic States. Breezy with cloud and sleet or rain across Finland. Chilly with broken cloud and a few wintry showers in Sweden. Norway will be cold with sunshine and scattered snow showers.


          Asansörler bu fuarda      Cache   Translate Page      
Asansörler bu fuardaAsansörler bu fuarda
Tarsus Turkey tarafından AYSAD’ın desteği ile düzenlenen ve Dünyanın en büyük üç asansör fuarından birisi olan Asansör İstanbul, endüstri liderlerine 16. kez ev sahipliği yapıyor.

          #InternationalWorthitDay      Cache   Translate Page      
Tweets (Tulsi Gabbard). She is literally the only sane choice from either party.

"Bernie Sanders-Style Politics Are Defining 2020 Race, Unnerving Moderates" (Martin/Ember) (((('donors'))) and their employees are terrified, not that a progressive Democrat will lose, but that she or he might win):
"And about the Republican strategy, led by Mr. Trump himself, to pin the “socialism” label on the Democrats in 2020?

Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii said it was mostly just his party’s elite “donor class” that had anything to fear from a sweeping, progressive agenda.

Well, them and the arbiters of conventional political wisdom, he added.

“What we’ve learned from last two presidential elections is that nobody knows anything,” Mr. Schatz said of the election of former President Barack Obama and Mr. Trump. “The people who write op-eds and stroke their chins and tell us how to win are the people who have been getting it wrong for almost two decades now.”"
"Power Failure and Blackout: An Update on the Situation in Venezuela" (Strether).  "Venezuela Denounces US Participation in Electric Sabotage".  Little Marco knew more about the details than he should have known, and also seemed able to predict that this would happen.  "The Psychosis of the Neocons: Senator Marco Rubio “Makes Fun” of the Suffering of the Venezuelan People" (Nimmo).

Speaking of Albright:  two devils: tweet (William Owen):
"500,000 dead Iraqi children and a coup in Venezuela "
"Another Failed Coup in Venezuela?" (Ciccariello-Maher) (Guido's a big bust, and is now more valuable to the CIA as the short end of a false flag):
"On Monday, Guaidó made a less-than-triumphant return to Venezuela and, despite his violation of a travel ban, the government has opted not to arrest him for now. If anything, Maduro will protect him at all costs: Amid threats on Guaidó’s life, the Lima Group has warned of dire consequences should anything happen to him. If Guaidó were to be killed, however, it would almost certainly be at the hands of a Venezuelan right-wing eager to provoke military intervention (the government has dismantled similar plots in the past)."
"Trudeau, Bolsonaro, et al: “Informed Consent” and the Political Contempt for Human Life" (Deutsch).  Bolsonaro, Guido, Trudeau, peas in a pod and the statesmen of our time.  "The hidden key to the SNC-Lavalin scandal" (Garossano).

"Macron Calls for “European Renaissance” in Controversial Alt-Right Pivot" (Durocher).  "Macron publishes platform for European elections calling for EU police state" (Lantier).  "Algeria: The Iceberg That Could Sink Emmanuel Macron" (McConnell). It is useful for people to see what a Khazarocracy looks like:  "Act 17: Police soak Yellow Vest demonstrators with water cannon, fire teargas (VIDEO)".  Tweet (Sarah Abdallah):
"Meet the unarmed protesters who have been mutilated by Putin’s thugs. Oh no wait... These are demonstrators disfigured by Macron’s police in France. Nothing to see here. "
"Rouhani and Imran Khan Discussion Action Against al Qaeda":
"Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has urged Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to take “decisive” action against the al-Qaeda* linked Jaish ul-Adl terrorist group which claimed responsibility for the deadly 13 February terror attack against IRGC forces on a highway in eastern Iran near the Pakistani border.

‘We are awaiting your decisive action against these terrorists,” Rouhani told Khan in a phone call on Saturday, as quoted by Press TV.

The Iranian leader added that Iran was “fully ready to cooperate with the Pakistani Army and government to eradicate these terrorists, whose presence is not in favour of us, you or the region.”

“We should not allow decades of friendship and fraternity between the two countries to be affected by the actions of small terrorist groups, the source of whose financing and arms is known to us both,” Rouhani stressed.

Tehran earlier accused Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States of facilitating terrorist violence against Iran.

Khan reportedly responded that Pakistani forces had closed in on the terrorists’ hideouts, and that there would soon be “good news” for Iran.

“It is in Pakistan’s own interest not to allow our territory to be used by terrorist groups, and the Pakistani army is prepared to confront the terrorists more decisively with the information provided by Iran,” the Pakistani prime minister said, according to Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency."
"Mueller's Manafort Scam: 4 Years In The Slammer For Helping Ukraine Against Russia!"(McCarthy).  It can't be repeated enough that there is wrongdoing, but it all involves Ukrainians, the people who have set up much of #Russiagate.  The short sentence reflects the fact that what Manafort did is standard, bipartisan, operating procedure in Washington, done by all these political camp followers peddling influence, and the only reason Manafort ended up in a courtroom was the need to find somebody to take the fall for #Russiagate, simply to prove that it exists in some form, so the Democrats could maintain their precious ((('donor'))) model of grifting.  He's a terrible fellow, and indubitably a crook, but also a victim.

"Trump and the Gordian Knot, Year Two" (Armstrong).  It remains unclear if Trump, what with all those circumcised dicks in his mouth, has completely given up on MAGA and decided to take a break from sanity to collect more shekels, or whether the most recent round of nonsensical behavior is just some kind of head fake before he returns to electioneering mode.  Despite everything, he still hasn't crossed any Rubicons.

Yank and Yang and dine:  tweets (Daniel Schulman). Trump consistently invites the local human trafficker/pimp to dine with him and his fancy pals, and the pimp sets up an office to sell seats at the same table.  This strikes as more of a real scandal than the entirety of #Russiagate.

"The Trump-Yang Voter Explained" (Wallace).  "Andrew Yang Rejects Support From White Nationalists" (Wallace).  There are two big elephants in the room - the Anthropocene, and the massive job losses which are going to occur very soon due to various forms of automation.  It is striking that both are completely ignored by most of the political classes, and Yang is the only one even mentioning the massive social effects of the job losses.

"Syria Preparing Its Missiles for the Next Battle with Israel" (Magnier).  It would be hilarious if Israel reached its inevitable ignoble end as a result of some desperation Bibi campaign stunt.

The English language has an expression 'if the shoe fits', and the Khazars, as part of their Jewish pseudoscience of psychoanalysis, have the concept of projection.  "Did pro-Israel lobby funding influence Democrats' responses to Ilhan Omar?" (Perkins).  "The Shameful Attack that Backfired" (Zogby).  Tweet (Roosh):
"PornHub employee appears on Reddit AMA criticizing their forced incest porn trend to say that it is "antisemitic rhetoric." Thing is, no one brought up the Jews. She quickly edited her comment. "
It is not uncommon for the guilty to misinterpret what they hear as an accusation that in fact has not been made.  Omar has in fact been extremely careful throughout in what she says, as devastating as it has turned out to be, because the Khazars and their beshekeled stooges consistently rushed to fill in the blanks.  It is interesting that the things that she didn't say, the words they put in her mouth to make a better story - largely as bait to the Americans who see a visible Muslim - the quintessential elements of 'anti-Semitism', are actually 100% true.  Note from the Mandel tweet that he actually admits everything, but claims it is just self-defense for the poor universal victims buying a little respite from the haters (and a series of wars which have ruined the lives of millions of people).

More 'emperor's new clothes' truth, and gleeful responses to finally hearing it:  "Ilhan Omar Blasts Obama For "Caging Of Kids" Along Border, 'Getting Away With Murder' Overseas" (Durden).

"Meghan McCain Ridiculed After Accusing Jewish Cartoonist Of Anti-Semitic Cartoon Of Her" (Scarce).

"More Power to You Miss Omar" (Margolis) (such a 'nice' people!):
"The prescient and courageous Pat Buchanan said it years ago: the US Congress was ‘Israeli occupied territory.’ His political career was ruined.

So was my mother’s career. She was one of the first American female journalists to cover the Mideast in the early 1950’s. After extensively reporting the unknown fact that there were nearly one million Palestinian refugees driven from the new state of Israel, she was silenced by advertisers pulling ads from the papers she wrote for and, finally, threats to throw acid in my face. Her career was ruined."
"If US sanctions Turkey, can India be far behind?" (Bhadrakumar) (but was it really Melania?):
"The Turks harbour the suspicion that the failed coup in July 2016, which was masterminded by the Turkish Islamist preacher Fetullah Gulen living in Pennsylvania in exile for the past two decades, had covert American support.

Last week, incidentally, US First Lady Melania Trump visited a pre-kindergarten class in Oklahoma, which Ankara believes is linked to supporters of Gulen. Turks believe that the White House was taunting Erdogan."
"“Canada’s Dershowitz”, Apologist for Israeli War Crimes, nominated for Peace Prize" (Engler). Cotler.  A total monster, a man so evil that most of us can't even comprehend it.  Blood pours from his fangs, so he is a perfect winner.

Although it is not, of course, in the (((media))), the fish-in-a-barrel murder tactics of the 'nice' people - I just can't get over how consistently 'nice' they are! - continues, week by week:  tweets (Billy):
"My former doctor, a wonderful human being from London, Ontario, Canada, was shot by Israeli security forces. He was there to treat casualties and conduct research on 3D printed tourniquets. He never approached the fence."
"Why is there so little media skepticism about Leaving Neverland and its allegations against Michael Jackson?" (Walsh).  Both alleged 'victims' have separately been completely debunked.  Oprah Winfrey is working overtime to sell this drivel, and she is essentially an employee of David Geffen, with this movie part of the massive Geffen-protection racket of distraction.  Geffen is infamous for being the big 'Hollywood' pedo ringleader, and the strategy - which includes the Atlantic take-down of Singer (also guilty as hell, but a relatively small fish) - has been very successful, with Geffen never mentioned except on the gossip sites.  The same (((people))) are still finding ways to make money off poor Michael.
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"US Envoy Tried to Freeze Made-Up Venezuelan Accounts in Swiss Banks in Prank" (buried the lede) (see also):
"The pranksters also held one more conversation with Abrams in March, according to Russia 24, where the Special Representative told them that the US is not planning military intervention in Venezuela, but would like to “make the Venezuelan military nervous,” regarding possible guarantees ruling out military threats from the US to be “a tactical mistake.” However, according to the phone call, Abrams said that the main sources of leverage against the Venezuelan government are still financial, economic and diplomatic pressure."
"Venezuela: Broad Support for Guaidó Reveals Stark Contempt for International Law" (Quinn).

Tweet (Alan MacLeod):
"This article from an 🇦🇷Argentina is pretty 🔥🔥🔥 It reveals: 1. Guaidó managed to convince Mike Pence half the military would join him 2. Pence somehow believed him 3. 0.1% of the Venezuelan army has joined Guaidó 4. Pence is furious at Guaidó"
I'm not sold on this, as I doubt Pence is listening to Guido, but he may very well be furious at the CIA for their typical horrendous intelligence work.  Of course, this may just be setting up Trump throwing Guido under the bus on the basis that he lied to Pence.

"Pure: Ten Points I Just Can’t Believe About the Official Skripal Narrative" (Murray):
"The very first person to discover the Skripals ill on a park bench in Salisbury just happened to be the Chief Nurse of the British Army, who chanced to be walking past them on her way back from a birthday party. How lucky was that? The odds are about the same as the chance of my vacuum cleaner breaking down just before James Dyson knocks at my door to ask for directions. There are very few people indeed in the UK trained to give nursing care to victims of chemical weapon attack, and of all the people who might have walked past, it just happened to be the most senior of them!"
"The MSM just realised the “Integrity Initiative” is a thing" (Knightly) (for more background on the scalliwags involved, see also tweets by Tim Hayward). The (((media))) kept the entire Integrity Initiative scandal under wraps until they needed it for another evidence-less Russian hacking claim!

Greenwald versus MI6.  "Michael Cohen Scooped by Julian Assange" (Garrison).  This whole mess started when Stone, trying to get hired by the Trump campaign, claimed he had privileged access to Assange, and thus Clinton emails. He didn't have such access - his friend Credico may have had it - but Stone's self-advertising has grown into a monster in the hands of the Clintonistas.

The American government is going after Assange again through pressure on Manning (and through the usual American abuse of the IMF):  "With Ecuador’s Cooperation Bought by IMF Loans, Washington Waxes Optimistic on Assange Extradition" (Webb).

 Tweet (WikiLeaks):
"Trump losing the meme war to 2020 upstart already? Internet memers flock to 's campaign centered around AI driven mass job loss and universal basic income (UBI). See "
"Man who witnessed rape by UAE-linked fighters in Yemen found dead":
"Protesters have rallied in Yemen's port city of Aden for a fourth day, angry at the killing of a man who testified against four Emirati-backed fighters accused of raping a seven-year-old boy."
Tweet (Asa Winstanley):
"Dov Hikind was a member of the terrorist group JDL in the 1970s -- Meir Kahane's group which bombed Palestinian, Arab and Soviet civilian targets in the US."
Tweet (Dan Cohen):
".@MeghanMcCain is a Christian Zionist – an ideology that sees Jewish immigration to “Israel” as a precursor to the rapture, in which Jews who don’t accept Jesus burn in hell for eternity. Her teary-eyed display of philo-semitism is actually anti-semitic."
"While she doesn’t have Jewish family, she began to tear up as she described former Sen. Joe Lieberman and his wife Hadassah as her family." Omar's still got it!  I tear up when I think of Lieberman too.

"LILLEY: Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes' cryptic message".  Also some shade cast by the prosecutors who Justin was trying desperately to circumvent.

Tweet (Canada Middle East Progress):
"You were pretty ok with Palestinian Journalists being shot by the IDF in Gaza."
Speaking of Nazis:  "Deputized As Election Monitors, Ukrainian Ultranationalists 'Ready To Punch' Violators". This is strange coming from Radio Free Europe, which would normally be singing hosannas at these CIA assets.

Tweet (Seth Mandel) (the first President to take the shekels, and in return recognized the Khazar land theft against all the advice of his own experts):
"Nothing but respect for MY president"
Rahm went as a volunteer to assist the IDF in its mass murdering, literally the definition of 'dual loyalty' (see also the concentration camp guard, and the Goldman guy at the JTY who runs their Trump-collusion racket)!:  "I’ve Faced the Charge of Dual Loyalty".  Rahm wanted to run again for mayor of Chicago, but couldn't as the people of Chicago despise him too much.

Note that Pelosi's silly omnibus anti-hate resolution offends the first principle of Khazar indoctrination of the silly goyim, which is that there is no other suffering on a moral plane with Khazar suffering.  "Speaking from the House floor on Thursday, Engel said he supports the resolution, but that he wished the resolution would single out just anti-Semitism."

"Shock & horror: Anti-Semitism spreads to China" (The Irish Savant):
". . . a new best-seller called Currency Wars has really set the cat among the pigeons. The book’s author, Song Hongbing, claims that behind world-changing events like the battle of Waterloo, Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, President Kennedy’s assassination, and the deep recession in Asia during the 1990s stood an intricate conspiracy aimed at increasing Jews’ wealth and influence. In fact he claims that almost every defining historical moment has been instigated by Jewish bankers, and mainly the Rothschild family, which Song says dominates the global banking system, including the US Federal Reserve System."
"French resist effort to censor criticism of Zionism" (Abunimah).  Resistance to the Khazarocracy is breaking out all over.

Note that they'll put up with just about anything except pissing off Soros:  "The end of Germany’s Orbán affair" (Karnitschnig).

"Trump Move on US Troops In Syria Does Not Bode Well For US-Turkey Relations" (Jay).

"Garamendi resolves to repeal broad military authorization act" (Keys).

"Facing 1000s Of Lawsuits, Oxycontin Maker Purdue Weighs Bankruptcy Filing" (Durden).

"Embassy Staffers Say Jared Kushner Shut Them Out of Saudi Meetings" (Banco).

The standard wide range of opinion in American high-level 'journalism', from blood-pouring-from-the-fangs Zionist, all the way over to blood-pouring-from-the-fangs Zionist.

"North Korea as a Small Great Power" (Korhonen/Mori):
"Addendum: March 1, 2019
The text of the article was finalized in February 2019, about a week before the Hanoi summit of 27-28 February. The fact that President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un ended their meeting without an agreement does not appear to us as a big surprise. There is still a gap in the American perception of North Korea, especially on the point of steadfastly maintaining the full array of international sanctions, which for North Korea are not only an economic issue, but also an issue of prestige and an indication of the existing level of confidence, which they appear to deem to be too low still. However, this gap also seems to be closing little by little. Both leaders treated each other with cordial respect, and the comments from both sides after the summit allowed ample leeway for further negotiations. As Rüdiger Frank suggests, we should view the summit not as a failure, but as a step along the process whereby US-North Korean relations are developing from infancy to maturity ‘US-North Korea Relations: From Infancy to Maturity’, 38North. A sensible historical precedent for this meeting would probably be the 1986 summit between President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykyavik, Iceland. Also at that time the talks collapsed and the leaders parted without an agreement, but both parties then knew much better the essential points of each other’s positions and the array of domestic pressures they were facing, leading a year later to a positive breakthrough in their relations. This is also completely possible in the US-North Korean negotiations."
Tweet (John Clarke):
""This is the greatest success of the ’s hasbara: Say one critical word about and you’re labeled an . And labeled an anti-Semite, your fate is obvious. has to break this cursed cycle.""
Tweet (Ben Kling):
"I know it's cliche to say so, but this hospital charging parents "$39.95" to hold their newborn baby is a REALLY tight microcosm of capitalism."

          Nina e seu Cold Turkey Autista! Dia 01! Briga Pesada! Ganhamos!      Cache   Translate Page      
Cold Turkey é uma expessão muito usada em dependentes químicos, ao ser retirada a substância que causa dependência, os 1ºs dias de desintoxicação. Pois, é exatamente por isso que a Nina está passando agora. Não em relação à drogas, mas sobre o barramento TOTAL dos atos inadequados que eu descrevi ontem.
NÃO É FÁCIL ver uma criança de 5 anos se esgüelar, se revirar, ficar roxa de tanto chorar e eu continuar firme. E, impedir que ela repita qualquer ato que remeta de volta ao toc.
Se você não conviver com um autista, você jamais entenderá a minha atitude. A dinâmica do tratamento é, não ceder! A criança vai até o fundo do poço na sua tentativa de retorno à sua complusão... Cedeu... volta tudo! É o cara que não consegue botar uma gota de álcool na boca, ou fumar 1 cigarro. Não dá! A diferença, é que ela não sabe. 
Eu sei, eu presencio, eu choro... Escondidinha... Botei ela pra dormir, triste por um lado, vitoriosa do outro. Vamos tomar 1 taça de vinho... É a vida, amanhã tem mais!

          Adorable fluffy Pomeranian dog sneezes so hard that she almost loses her balance      Cache   Translate Page      
Shila the Pomeranian, five, has a sneezing fit that sees her almost topple over. Her owner, Esra Ozturk, from Istanbul, Turkey, says 'bless you' fives times. Shila has 400,000 followers.
          Support for Öcalan hunger strikers | Letter      Cache   Translate Page      
A group of campaigners, politicians and trade union leaders, including Peter Hain, Mark Serwotka and Adam Price call for an end to the isolation in jail of the PKK leader, Abdullah Öcalan

Leyla Güven, a democratically elected Kurdish MP to the Turkish parliament, has been on hunger strike for over 120 days and is nearing death. Her hunger strike calls for an end to the isolation of jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. The leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK) has been held mostly in solitary confinement by Turkey since 1999.

Over 300 Kurds are now on hunger strike in Turkish prisons, Kurdistan, Europe and North America. In Strasbourg, 14 Kurds have been on indefinite hunger strike since 17 December to pressure the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) to fulfil its duties and pay a visit to check on the situation of Öcalan. In Newport, Wales, Imam Sis has been on hunger strike since 17 December in Newport.

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          8 years after disaster, Japan must commit to a nuke-free future      Cache   Translate Page      

When I visited the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in early February, I found that 96 percent of the plant grounds are now designated as “green zones.”
You can enter a green zone in normal work clothes without wearing special gear for protection against radiation.
In these areas, radiation levels have declined significantly due to measures including removing debris, cutting down plants and covering the soil with mortar.
Areas between the No. 2 and No. 3 reactor buildings are also green zones, and I could enter the areas in everyday clothes, wearing just an ordinary disposable mask. It was a dramatic change from several years ago, when I was restricted to seeing the facilities from the inside of a vehicle even though I was wearing a full-body radiation suit.
There are, however, still many gloomy vestiges of the nuclear devastation that occurred at this plant in March 2011.
The concrete walls of the No. 3 reactor building were blown off by hydrogen explosions and numerous iron reinforcing rods, violently bent and sticking out of the remnants of the walls, are visible. The outer walls of buildings remain colored a vivid green because of residues of an anti-scattering agent sprayed around immediately after the accident began to unfold to prevent radioactive materials from spreading.
Massive amounts of melted nuclear fuel debris remain in the No. 1 to No. 3 reactors.
Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the plant, recently succeeded in using a remotely controlled probe to make the first physical contact with debris inside the containment vessel of the No. 2 reactor. But it is still unclear whether all the debris will be eventually removed.
The plant is generating a rapidly increasing amount of radiation-contaminated water as the reactors are being flooded to cool the cores and underground water keeps pouring in. Even after being treated with a filtering system, the polluted water still contains tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, and has to be stored in on-site tanks.
The number of the storage tanks filled with contaminated water and placed within the premises has kept growing and is now approaching 1,000.
Obviously, a long, rocky road lies ahead for the work to decommission the reactors.

REACTOR RESTARTS CONTINUE
Serious nuclear accidents cause enormous damage and necessitate lengthy, costly and formidable cleanup work.
Japan, a nation that has learned these facts the hard way, should seek to build a society that is not dependent on nuclear power generation.
In an editorial in July 2011, The Asahi Shimbun argued that Japan should pursue the goal of transforming itself into a “zero nuclear power generation society.”
The process of achieving the goal would involve decommissioning reactors gradually, starting with high-risk and aging units, while keeping the operation of only the ones that are necessary to meet demand for the time being. Through this process, Japan should eventually eliminate nuclear power generation in the not-so-distant future.
Following the Fukushima disaster, it has been decided that a total of 21 reactors, mostly units that have been in service for decades, will be decommissioned. But this does not mean that Japan is moving toward a nuclear-free future.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration has continued to maintain that nuclear power is an “important core power source” even though it has pledged to lower Japan’s dependence on atomic power “as much as possible.”
Under the administration’s energy supply target, nuclear power generation should account for 20 to 22 percent of Japan’s total power output in 2030. During the current Diet session, Abe has contended that seeking to end nuclear power generation is “not a responsible energy policy.”
He has reiterated his administration’s policy of allowing the restarts of reactors that have been confirmed by the Nuclear Regulation Authority to meet the new, stricter nuclear safety standards that were introduced after the Fukushima accident.
The Abe administration also refuses to abandon the government’s policy of establishing a nuclear fuel recycling program, which has clearly become untenable.
Most Western industrialized nations have given up on their nuclear fuel recycling programs as they have proven economically unviable. But the Abe administration has not ditched the plan to start operating the plant to extract plutonium from spent nuclear fuel for recycling that is being constructed in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, at an estimated cost of 2.9 trillion yen ($26.02 billion).
Shinichiro Tanaka, a specially appointed visiting associate professor at the Chiba University of Commerce, has scrutinized the government’s draft budget for the new fiscal year and found that nuclear power-related expenditures account for 40 percent of the planned total energy policy spending by all ministries and agencies.
This clearly indicates what a large portion of government fiscal resources is being poured into nuclear power.

GLOBAL ENERGY SHIFT
In January, the Renewable Energy Institute released a report saying nuclear power generation is losing its competitiveness globally.
While the costs of nuclear energy have risen due to enhanced safety requirements following the Fukushima accident, the report says, those of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power have fallen, thanks to technological innovations.
Some countries, including Germany and South Korea, have decided to phase out nuclear power generation. In other major countries, including the United States and Britain, the share of nuclear power in the overall power supply has dropped because of the rise of renewable energy.
Even France, a leading nuclear power producer, plans to significantly lower its dependence on atomic energy. In China and India, where the government has been eager to promote nuclear power, renewable energy production is growing faster than nuclear power generation.
Nuclear power once accounted for 17 percent of the world’s total electricity production, but it is now responsible for only around 10 percent of the global power output. In sharp contrast, the share of renewable energy has risen to nearly a quarter of the total. The International Energy Agency predicts that renewable energy will contribute 40 percent of the world’s energy supply in 2040.
A big global energy shift from nuclear power to renewable energy is taking place.

RESPONSIBLE DECISIONS NEEDED
The Abe administration’s efforts to promote exports of nuclear power technology, a key component of its growth strategy, have run into the sands in Britain and Turkey.
It is a big irony that a nation that has suffered a catastrophic nuclear accident is making frustrating efforts to sell its nuclear technology to other countries while repercussions from the accident are driving the world toward a new energy future.
This nation’s government still continues devoting huge amounts of resources to maintaining nuclear power generation, which is clearly in decline worldwide, while putting renewable energy, which will assume growing importance in the coming years, on the back burner. Sticking to this policy would cause Japan to be left out of the emerging mega-energy trend.
It is by no means easy to pull the plug on all nuclear plants in Japan. That makes it all the more important for the government to adopt this policy goal and start taking steps to decommission reactors as soon as possible while making greater efforts to expand the use of renewable power.
This is also vital for Japan’s efforts to help stem global warming.
The sooner the policy shift is made the better. Ending nuclear power generation would also stop the growth in the amount of spent nuclear fuel.
Scrapping the nuclear fuel recycling program would save the government the enormous amount of additional funds needed to operate and upgrade the Rokkasho reprocessing plant.
Pursuing a goal of zero nuclear power is not an irresponsible policy. The Abe administration has taken an irresponsible stance toward the issue by allowing the opposition-drafted bill to phase out nuclear power generation to gather dust on the Diet shelf for as long as one year and permitting off-line reactors to be restarted one by one without serious debate on the steps.
It is the responsibility of political leaders to make the decision to phase out nuclear power generation and lay out a clear vision for the nuclear-free energy future of this nation.
--The Asahi Shimbun, March 12

          Wild turkey that chased Mississauga postal worker found dead      Cache   Translate Page      

What's up with the turkeys? Seriously!

Last week, exactly one year after video footage went viral of a wild turkey chasing a man in Brampton, new photos were released of a feisty gobble-monster doing the exact same thing to a Mississauga postal worker.

Local resident Don Cumming captured the scene in Mississauga's Lorne Park neighbourhood on March 6, and it wasn't the first time someone had seen the big bird going after mail carriers.

"Wild turkey vs. postal worker," Cumming captioned the photo when publishing it via Twitter. The self-described bird nerd says the postal worker told him with a smile that he gets chased by the same turkey (who, as it turns out, has its own Facebook page) every day.

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Agressive turkeys have been known to chase humans in suburban Toronto. Photo by Don Cumming.

"Didn't have a chance to get his name," wrote Cumming of the Canada Post worker, "as he sprinted away with the bird in hot pursuit."

The City of Mississauga doesn't take such acts of avian agression lightly.

"There have been reported sightings of wild turkeys in Mississauga," wrote the city's official Twitter account in response to the situation. "Birds may find their way into residential areas looking for food. These birds are good flyers and will find their way back to their natural area."

Sadly, just days after his 15 minutes of internet fame, the turkey appears to have met his end.

"Sad to report that the Lorne Park wild turkey has chased a postal worker for the last time," wrote Cumming on Monday. "His body was spotted early this afternoon just south of Lakeshore Rd."

City Councillor Karen Ras confirmed that same day that the turkey who is believed to have been chasing to postal worker was hit by an unknown vehicle and died.

"Sadly, our resident wild turkey Clarke passed away today after being hit by a car on Lakeshore," wrote Ras.

"Despite attempts to relocate him, he returned to the area where he was frequently fed," she continued. "As much as we try to live in harmony with nature, when we interfere and feed them food, there is no incentive for them to leave and becomes dangerous for the animals, drivers and yes, even our postal workers who were often chased."

It is not 100 per cent clear if this is the same Mississauga turkey who made headlines back in October for entering a bus stop, but members of the community are crushed nonetheless.

Whatever the bird may have done in the past, he now rests in the arms of an angel.

We can only hope that anyone who drives near Christie Pits can learn from this and slow down in the presence of big wild birds.


          Gazprom Stops Transit of Gas to Turkey Through Bulgaria      Cache   Translate Page      
Gazprom stops transit of gas to Turkey through Bulgaria. The company has sent an official letter to the Bulgarian government stating that it will stop supplying gas on the Trans-Balkan Corridor through Ukraine until January 2020, the Turkish version of the Russian Sputnik News site reports. Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova has confirmed the existence of such a letter, quoted by Novinite....
          Bulgarian Customs Officials Detained Polish Man Carrying 41,000 Euros at Kapitan Andreevo Checkpoint      Cache   Translate Page      
Undeclarated EUR 41,000 were detained by customs officers from the General Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation of Kapitan Andreevo. The currency was found in a Polish-registered lorry traveling from Turkey to Poland. The driver who submitted regular documents on the cargo carried and stated that he was not transferring personal belongings, goods or currency for declaring....
          Zhangjiagang Benjamin Machinery C0.,Ltd.      Cache   Translate Page      
Benjamin Machinery, is a rapid growing enterprise who is a professional manufacture and supplier for Water & Beverage & Liquid Filling Packaging Machine. It is located in Zhangjiagang city near Shanghai China, established in 2008. In the last 5 years, Benjamin made more than 100 turkey lines in Canada, Middles East, Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America etc all round the world. We are always keeping very kind relationship with many strong water, beverage factories in China and Foreign Country, like BIMBO, AMAZON, LAYAN, ALSAQIAH. In the business concept of " Easy Operation, Good Use; Quality Upmost, Service Supreme", the company has established a complete quality assurance system and committed to a good faith in beverage packaging market domestically and internationally.
          3/13/2019: Comment & Letters: Israel and human rights      Cache   Translate Page      
Sir, – Brian Ó Éigeartaigh claims that the driver for the world-wide singling out of Israel is its alleged immunity from economic sanctions for supposed human rights abuses (Letters, March 12th). However, Turkey, a member of the EU’s customs union,...
          Server casual- part time - Turkey Burger Restaurant - Cookville, NS      Cache   Translate Page      
Be neat in appearance, excellent communication skills written and oral ,own transportation,must be able to work in fast paced setting ,be a team player ,must... $11 an hour
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          Macit Tuna of Dofo.com – Domain Info and Branding a Startup      Cache   Translate Page      

This is my first post on DSAD.com and I’m happy to be here.  It’s exciting to join a group of like minded individuals with diverse backgrounds, each contributing their own bit of uniqueness to the formula.  I think what you will continue to see developing here will be unlike anything previously seen in this space.  Now, on to the interview…

 

Macit Tuna is the Co-founder of dofo.com & dndisputes.com. Dofo.com collects information on domain names. Their engineers comb the Internet using unique algorithms they have developed and provide you with an overflow of data on more than 350 million domain names.  All in a truly clear way. Dofo.com saves you the time of sifting through multiple sources, and it’s free.

 

Mike: Tell us a little bit about Macit Tuna. What’s your background and how did you get into domaining?

Macit: I’m a computer scientist and did my master in cybersecurity. My brother Sacit and I have developed dozens of web projects through the years. We are interested in domain names since 2003. I was blogging about domain names between 2007 and 2013. I was also one of the organisers of Turkey’s first domain name events in 2012 and gave some courses about domain names and domain disputes in various universities. We founded Dofo in 2016, but the idea was in our minds for years.

 

Mike: Dofo.com claims to have a vast amount of information available. What types of information are we talking about and how is this helpful to the end user?

Macit: Our aim is to position Dofo.com as the starting point for people that are building new brands, projects and start-ups and for those looking to register or buy a domain name.

The most important feature of dofo.com is the powerful search. By entering a keyword, users are able to see whether any domain with that keyword is registered, get a list of registered domains containing the keyword and among them, see the ones that are on sale. There are tens of filters you can use to refine the domain names.

As for the domain pages, you can see almost all the information about any given domain name:
Registration info (registered or not)
Sale info (listed for sale or not, if so price, etc.)
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Website info (active website or not, Alexa info, etc.)
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Sale history
Dispute history
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Another powerful feature of dofo.com is the “Trends.” You can see the registration trends of any keyword on the trends pages.

Our goal is to bring all domain name related information into one place and to present it as easy as possible for everybody, for free.

 

Mike: Can I buy new and aftermarket names on dofo.com?

Macit: Yes, absolutely. Thanks to our partnership with more than 20 marketplaces and registrars, we cover almost all of the domain name aftermarket on dofo.com.

If the domain name you are looking for is for sale in any marketplace, we direct you to this marketplace to buy the domain name. On dofo.com, we list almost 40 million domain names for sale.

If the domain name you are looking for is available (not taken) we are directing you to a registrar.

Moreover, if the domain name you want is taken and not for sale in any marketplace, we direct you to a domain name brokerage company such as Lumis and DomainAgents.

 

Mike: Are domainers and business people looking for domain names finding your service helpful? What type of feedback have you received?

Macit: Yes, we have been getting awesome comments from the domain name ecosystem, and that motivates us to make dofo.com better. These are some of the comments we’ve received until now:

Doron Vermaat (Co-founder of Efty.com): Excellent job. Nice to see some innovation in our space and fresh ideas being executed!

Reza Sardeha (Founder and CEO of Undeveloped.com): What I love about this product is the way they bring together data points in an elegant and simple UI.

Abdulbasit Makrani (Founder of Abdulbasit.com): I’m really impressed with your service.

Michael Sumner (CEO of Namebio.com): What you’re doing with Dofo, looks amazing!

Hobi Michalec (Co-founder of Lumis.com): I love the way you’ve designed the platform.

Darryl Lopes (Domain Name Broker): I have tried it, very interesting and useful site for looking up domain names.

Arif Şengören (Domain Name Broker, Uniregistry): Great product overall! It’ll be your number one tool. Congratulations!

Bora Öztunç: As an agency, this is a great tool for us. Today we searched various domains for our customers, matched domains for national and international registration searches, get directed to the source and purchased some of them.

We have been getting some other comment and feedback on Producthunt, Namepros and via social media & email.

 

Mike: What is your business model? Do you make an affiliate commission on sales through the partners you work with?

Macit: As you know dofo.com is completely free and will always be. We aim to democratize the way people access domain name data and let everyone discover the Internet freely.

Referral commission is one of our revenue models. We will also start to offer some advertisement/sponsorship opportunities to registrars and registries.

 

Mike: You recently recently released the latest version of dofo.com, what’s next?

Macit: These days we are testing some new features we have been developing for months such as semantic similarity (similar domain names based on meaning and context), powerful language detection and more.

“Domain follow” and search saving features are being tested for a while and will be fully functional soon. You can follow any domain name and will be notified as soon as an update occurs on this domain name such as whois change, sale info change (on sale, price change) and more.

We are also translating dofo.com UI for more than 30 languages because our goal is to democratize the way people access domain name data, in their own language.

We have a plan to launch Smart Name Generator for Startups as part of dofo.com.

We also want to more focus on Dofo Blog and share interesting articles about domain names and the Internet ecosystem for everyone. We already started to post articles on blog.dofo.com.

Dofo users share awesome feedback and feature requests with us. We are always open to hearing your ideas.

 

Mike: Lots of features to look forward to.  How did you choose the name dofo.com and why? Can you tell us the cost of the name?

Macit: We were calling it as “big-project-d” before naming it (d for domain name). After starting to develop it, we thought we are bringing all the information about any domain name into one place so the name should be something about domain + info.
(A slide from Dofo’s first presentation, at that time the name wasn’t decided yet.)

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We generated and looked at dozens of domain names: domaininfo, domainfo, domain + (two letters), etc. Of course with .com :) As a domain name startup, you just cannot launch without a .com extension.

Then we decided to call it as dofo (domain info). The dofo.com domain name was owned by French domainer Francois Carrillo at that time, and interestingly enough he has used the domain name for a basic domain info service. We emailed him, negotiated and then bought the name. We spent more than $30,000 for the domain name. It was high for a non-funded startup, but we took this risk.

 

Mike: Great use of the name. Dofo.com is not your only project. Tell us about DNDisputes.com as well.

Macit: Dofo.com is our main project, it constitutes the basis for other projects of ours.

We launched DNDisputes.com in 2017 to help domain name professionals to search and analyze domain disputes. There are some other domain name related products we are working on especially for domain registrars and registries but dofo.com will always be our flagship product, and it will always be free.

 

Mike: Macit, thanks for your time and the insight on dofo.com.

Macit: Thank you, Mike, for this interview. It is a pleasure for me to talk to you. We are always open to hearing your readers’ ideas and comments. Find me on Linkedin and let’s keep in touch.

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Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Ethiopia, China, the European Union... AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: India, Indonesia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey - these countries are among more than a dozen that have grounded Boeing 737 MAX jets following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight Sunday. KELLY: You will notice the U.S. is not on that list. More than 70 Boeing 737 MAX jets continue to take off and land for Southwest, American and United Airlines. The airlines tell NPR their planes are safe and their pilot training is up-to-date. CORNISH: That doesn't sit well with a lot of people, including Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal. He's calling on the carriers to ground these jets. When I spoke with him earlier, I asked him why not wait for the FAA to determine the exact cause of Sunday's crash? RICHARD BLUMENTHAL: Right now there is more than ample reason for airline passengers to be greatly concerned - in fact, justifiably frightened - about the safety of
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Photography: Memet Erol. Fashion Editor: Atahan Kucukatalay. Hair Stylist: Mustafa Akgül. Makeup Artist: Ceren Eröz. Model: Julia Zatylny at True Models Istanbul.

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Freepen.gr - Η αγορά ρωσικών συστημάτων S-400 από την Τουρκία, παρά τις επικείμενες συνέπειες, είναι η τιμή που έπρεπε να πληρώσει η Άγκυρα για να κλείσει την υπόθεση της κατάρριψης του Su-24 και της δολοφονίας του Ρώσου Πρέσβη για να επαναφέρει έτσι τη συνεργασία της με τη Μόσχα, γράφει ο πρώην Τούρκος πρεσβευτής Ali Tuygan σε άρθρο του στο diplomaticopinion.com.

Η πολύ προχωρημένη πολυδιάστατη οικονομική συνεργασία της Τουρκίας με τη Ρωσία δοκιμάστηκε μετά την κατάρριψη του Su-24 με την αιτίαση της παραβίασης του τουρκικού εναέριου χώρου στις 24 Νοεμβρίου 2015, μετά από δεκαετίες καλών σχέσεων, γράφει ο Tuygan.

Την εποχή εκείνη, η Ρωσία εξυπηρετούσε πάνω από το 50% των αναγκών του Τουρκικού φυσικού αερίου. Εκατομμύρια Ρώσοι προτιμούσαν την Τουρκία κάθε χρόνο για καλοκαιρινές διακοπές. Οι τουρκικές εταιρείες είχαν αναλάβει συμβόλαια αξίας δισεκατομμυρίων δολαρίων στη Ρωσία και ο διμερής εμπορικός όγκος ήταν πάνω από 30 δισεκατομμύρια δολάρια υπενθυμίζει το άρθρο μεταξύ άλλων.

Σύντομα, η Άγκυρα κατέληξε στο συμπέρασμα ότι η αντιπαράθεση με τη Ρωσία δεν ήταν βιώσιμη, ζητώντας συγγνώμη τον Ιούνιο του 2016.

Ωστόσο, η δολοφονία του Αντρέι Κάρλοφ, Ρώσου Πρέσβη στην Τουρκία, στις 19 Δεκεμβρίου 2016 από έναν Τούρκο αξιωματικό της αστυνομίας με αμφίβολες διασυνδέσεις, έθεσε την Τουρκία σε χειρότερη θέση από πριν.

Επίσης εκτός των όσων σημειώνει ο Tuygan είναι χρήσιμο να θυμίσουμε ότι ήταν έντονη η φημολογία το καλοκαίρι του 2016 πως η Μόσχα ήταν εκείνη που ενημέρωσε εγκαίρως τον Ερντογάν για την επικείμενη τότε απόπειρα πραξικοπήματος εναντίον του.

Η Τουρκία τελικά υπέγραψε τη συμφωνία για την απόκτηση των πυραυλικών συστημάτων S-400 με τη Ρωσία το επόμενο έτος, γράφει ο Tuygan υπογραμμίζοντας ότι ήταν η πρώτη μεγάλη αγορά όπλων της Άγκυρας από τη Μόσχα.

Παρά την αυξανόμενη κριτική από τους συμμάχους του ΝΑΤΟ της Τουρκίας, η Άγκυρα δήλωσε ότι αυτή ήταν η κυρίαρχη απόφαση της και υπογράμμισε ότι επρόκειτο για μια «ολοκληρωμένη συμφωνία».

Ενώ η Τουρκία μπορεί να έχει έγκυρα σημεία όσον αφορά τις πτυχές του κόστους και της μεταφοράς τεχνολογίας των δυτικών συστημάτων αεροπορικής άμυνας, το άρθρο αναφέρει ότι «είναι δύσκολο να φανταστούμε πως η Ρωσία θα είναι πιο γενναιόδωρη έναντι της Τουρκίας όσον αφορά τη μεταφορά τεχνολογίας της άμυνας από τους συμμάχους του ΝΑΤΟ».

Το ενδιαφέρον της Ρωσίας για τη δημιουργία ρηγμάτων μεταξύ Τουρκίας και Δύσης ζυγίζει βαρύτερα από τα 2,5 δισεκατομμύρια δολάρια που θα κερδίσει από τη συμφωνία, τόνισε ο Tuygan, προσθέτοντας ωστόσο ότι η Ρωσία κατόρθωσε να επιτύχει και τα δύο.

"Οι συμμάχους του ΝΑΤΟ της Τουρκίας θα πράξουν ορθά αν δουν τη συμφωνία αυτή καθαυτή, καθώς η Τουρκία κάνει αλλαγές με τη Ρωσία μετά από δύο τραγικά επεισόδια και απέχει από την ανάληψη των σχέσεών τους με την Άγκυρα σε νέα χαμηλά", ανέφερε το άρθρο, τονίζοντας ότι η Άγκυρα πρέπει να σταματήσει σταθερή αντι-δυτική ρητορική.

Σύμφωνα με τον Tuygan, η συμμετοχή της Άγκυρας στη συριακή διαμάχη υπήρξε η μεγαλύτερη γκάφα της εξωτερικής πολιτικής και πολιτικής ασφάλειας στην ιστορία της χώρας και η κυβέρνηση πρέπει να το αναγνωρίσει αυτό.

Πριν εμπλακούμε στη σύγκρουση της γειτονικής χώρας, οι σχέσεις της Τουρκίας με τη Ρωσία υπήρξαν σταθερές αναφέρει το κείμενο και καταλήγει: Πριν από οκτώ χρόνια, ξεκινήσαμε να συνεργαζόμαστε με τους συμμάχους μας στο ΝΑΤΟ για να ανατρέψουμε τον Πρόεδρο Assad και βρισκόμασταν σε αντίθετες πλευρές με τη Ρωσία. Οκτώ χρόνια μετά, συνεργαζόμαστε με τη Ρωσία και αντιμετωπίζουμε τους συμμάχους μας στο ΝΑΤΟ για την υποστήριξη τρομοκρατών».

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Turkish bathroom towels are well-known for their extraordinary softness and thickness. These incredibly lavish and comfortable towels are an indulgence indeed. Turkish bathroom towels are typically manufactured from cotton. These towels are stitched with looped heap section in the middle, helping to make them extremely fluffy. Turkey ranks amongst the primary three providers of cotton towels. T...

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In the summer of 2019, the project of the European Union starts, which provides for conducting a special extended international dolphin aerial survey in the Black Sea with photo and video recording, the press service of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine reported. Scientists from Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Monaco participate […]

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Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak and Turkish Ambassador to Ukraine Yağmur Ahmet Güldere discussed defense cooperation, in particular, its strengthening in the Black Sea region. Read more here.

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          How a Lebanon national Tony Abi Saab enticed war in Syria      Cache   Translate Page      
The post-war scene of Syria is as horrifying as the beginning days of the war, where many international militaries fought a war against the deadly terrorist group, ISIS. Though temporary stability has been announced by the local government, the land is still not completely free from terrorism.Syria witnessed one of the deadliest human-incited wars in the history of planet Earth. The country was destructed; the normal livelihood was damaged and thousands were killed every day; lakhs of civilians migrated to other nearby countries or were forced to live in refugee camps; education, politics, business donapos;apos;t exist in their earlier forms; and buildings and houses, where people earlier lived peacefully, was turned into rubble.Unperturbed by Syriaapos;apos;s dreadful situation, Tony Abi Saab who deals in Arms was busy counting the war-money. He not only made business deals of weapons with the terrorist leaders but also made sure that they never stop their mass slaughter of innocent civilians in Syria. As per reports by the US Army, their companies Brescia Middle East and Tactica Ltd, imported guns and weapons from the Italian firms Beretta and Tanfoglio to sell them to terrorist organisations active in Syria. He also supplied pistols, machine guns, and detonators for explosives to Daesh through Turkey.Tony Abi Saab, while sitting in Lebanon, was inciting wars in Syria by equipping terrorists with arms and related ammunition. He was not alone in this heinous crime, many companies that were close-associate and business partners of Tony-owned companies, also enjoyed the blood-money. Here is the list: In Italy-- ARMERIA AMELIO GAMBA Srl, INTESA SANPAOLO S.P.A., Benelli Armi, franchi division, Fiocchi munizione, Armeria brignoli silvio c snc , BLS; in Germany-- Umarex gmbh co KG; in France-- Noble france sa; in Turkey-- Osmanli Arms, ISTANBUL and KONYA, KOMANDO AV SAN TIC LTD, ATA Av tufekleri, in Bangladesh-- Emran arms; in Georgia-- Kula Ltd., Tiblisi; in Russia-- LOBASTOV
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Thor, Duke & Griffin snoopervising Mr. Man

 Thankful for family, friends and 3 Thanksgivings! Also thankful that these vultures didn't knock over Nana or Mr. Man to get the turkey. Funny how Duke is the teeny dog at 43 pounds. 
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[HRW] While the Council has several critical situations on its agenda, we are alarmed that the crises in many countries deepen while the Council stands idly by.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a "dictator" and "a joke" in the latest exchange of insults between the two leaders.
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Russian servicemen drive S-400 missile air defense systems during the Victory Day parade, marking the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, at Red Square in Moscow, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Η Μόσχα επιμένει ότι η πώληση του συστήματος πυραυλικής άμυνας S-400 στην Τουρκία, παρά τις έντονες αμερικανικές αντιδράσεις, θα είναι "πολύ ομαλή" και θα είναι "απλά μια εμπορική πράξη".
"Αυτό είναι ένα σύστημα που το θέλει η τουρκική κυβέρνηση και θέλουμε κι εμείς να το πουλήσουμε" δήλωσε ο Βίκτορ Κλαδόφ, διευθυντής διεθνούς συνεργασίας και περιφερειακής πολιτικής στη ρωσική αμυντική εταιρία Rostec, σε πρόσφατη αμυντική διάσκεψη στο Αμπού Ντάμπι. Συνεργαζόμαστε με συνεργάτες και πιθανούς συνεργάτες, ανεξάρτητα από το ποιος αρέσει σε ποιον."
Ερωτηθείς αν η Ρωσία θα παρέμβει με τη δική της προσφορά μαχητών Su-35, αν οι Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες αντιταχθούν αρνούμενοι την παράδοση των F-35 στην Άγκυρα, ο Kladov πρόσθεσε: «Όχι, δεν λειτουργεί έτσι τα πράγμα, αυτό είναι κάτι που θα αποφασιστεί από τους [Τούρκους]. "
Γιατί έχει σημασία: Η πώληση των S-400 έχει οδηγήσει ακόμα μια σφήνα στις σχέσεις ΗΠΑ-Τουρκίας. Η Ρωσία είχε αρχικά δει το τουρκικό αίτημα για το ρωσικό σύστημα αεροπορικής άμυνας ως διαπραγματευτική τακτική από την Άγκυρα προς την Ουάσιγκτον, με την οποία διαπραγματευόταν την αγορά του συστήματος Patriot. Όμως, καθώς οι συνομιλίες μεταξύ Τουρκίας και Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών σταμάτησαν, η Μόσχα έκανε ό,τι μπορούσε για να καταστήσει τη συμφωνία πώλησης των S-400 στην Τουρκία οικονομικά και πολιτικά βιώσιμη - τόσο όσον αφορά τη διεύρυνση του ρήγματος μεταξύ ΗΠΑ-Τουρκίας όσο και την ενίσχυση της δικής της εταιρικής σχέσης με την Άγκυρα.
Η Μόσχα και η Άγκυρα έχουν εδώ και καιρό συμφωνήσει στην τιμή της συμφωνίας και στο εάν η Ρωσία θα ήταν πρόθυμη να μεταφέρει ευαίσθητη τεχνολογία στην Τουρκία. Τον Δεκέμβριο του 2017, ο διευθύνων σύμβουλος της Rostec, Σεργκέι Τσεμέζοφ, καθόρισε την τιμή πώλησης στα 2,5 δισεκατομμύρια δολάρια. Οι πρώτες παραδόσεις προγραμματίζονται για το φθινόπωρο του 2019.
Σε συνέντευξη που έδωσε στις 10 Φεβρουαρίου στην Washington Post, ο Τσεμέζοφ, ο οποίος είναι και ένας παραδοσιακός έμπιστος φίλος του Πούτιν και υπόκειται σε αμερικανικές κυρώσεις, αποκάλεσε την αμερικανική αντίδραση στη συμφωνία "ένα απλό παράδειγμα αδίστακτου ανταγωνισμού." Επέμεινε ότι η Μόσχα δεν ανησυχεί για τη δική της ασφάλεια εξ αιτίας του ότι παραχωρεί ένα τέτοιο σύστημα σε ένα μέλος του ΝΑΤΟ, αφού οι S-400 "δεν είναι επιθετικό αλλά αμυντικό σύστημα."
Μάλιστα είπε στον Αμερικανό δημοσιογράφο: "Μπορούμε να το πουλήσουμε στους Αμερικανούς εάν θέλουν να το αγοράσουν".
Ισχυρό αντιαεροπορικό σύστημαΡώσοι στρατιωτικοί λένε ότι οι S-400 θα είναι το πρώτο σύστημα αντιαεροπορικών πυραύλων μεγάλης εμβέλειας της Τουρκία;. Προς το παρόν, η Τουρκία εκμεταλλεύεται μόνο τα αμερικανικά συστήματα MIM-14 και MIM-23 μεσαίας εμβέλειας και το βρετανικό Rapier μικρής εμβέλειας.
Ο κ. Viktor Murakhovsky, αρχισυντάκτης ρωσικού στρατιωτικού περιοδικού, δήλωσε ότι τα στρατιωτικά τεχνικά χαρακτηριστικά του συστήματος S-400 που θα εξαχθεί, διαφέρουν σημαντικά από την εγχώρια έκδοση.
"Όλες οι ευαίσθητες τεχνολογίες που η πολιτεία θεωρεί «διαβαθμισμένες» δεν θα ε'ιναι ενσωματωμένες στα συστήματα που είναι για εξαγωγή», δήλωσε ο Murakhovsky το 2017, ανατρέποντας τους ισχυρισμούς που έλεγαν ότι το ΝΑΤΟ θα μπορούσε να εκμεταλλευτεί την πώληση για να αποκτήσει πολύτιμες πληροφορίες που θα μπορούσαν να χρησιμοποιηθούν κατά της Ρωσίας. Τόνισε ότι και η Ελλάδα, άλλη χώρα του ΝΑΤΟ, έχει εκμεταλλευτεί εδώ και καιρό το ρωσικό S-300.
Αλλά ένας άλλος στρατιωτικός αναλυτής, ο κ. Mikhail Khodarenok, δήλωσε ότι ακόμη και το σύστημα "μειωμένης δυναμικότητας" που πωλείται στην Τουρκία αποτελεί "ένα από τα πιο προηγμένα αμυντικά συστήματα στον κόσμο που μπορεί να θέσει τον εναέριο χώρο μιας χώρας υπό προστασία".
Εν τω μεταξύ, ο επικεφαλής της Ρωσικής Ομοσπονδιακής Υπηρεσίας για τη στρατιωτικο-τεχνική συνεργασία, Ντμίτρι Σουγκάεφ, δήλωσε πρόσφατα ότι η Μόσχα κατανοεί τη φιλοδοξία της Τουρκίας να αναπτύξει τη δική της αμυντική βιομηχανία. Είπε ότι η Ρωσία έχει κάνει κάποιες «συγκεκριμένες προτάσεις» για τα έργα που ενδιαφέρουν περισσότερο την Τουρκία - ειδικότερα στις αεροπορικές τεχνολογίες και στους κινητήρες.
"Οι όροι της σύμβασηςτων  S-400 συνεπάγονται περαιτέρω τεχνολογική συνεργασία", ανέφερε. "Είμαστε έτοιμοι να δούμε την παραγωγή ορισμένων στοιχείων του συστήματος [στην Τουρκία]."
Τι θα γίνει στη συνέχεια: Η Ουάσινγκτον προειδοποίησε την Άγκυρα ότι η αγορά του S-400 θα οδηγήσει σε επανεκτίμηση της συμμετοχής της Τουρκίας στο πρόγραμμα αεριωθούμενων αεροσκαφών F-35 και ενδεχομένως σε εις βάρος της κυρώσεις.
Την περασμένη εβδομάδα, ο πρόεδρος της Τουρκίας Ρετζέπ Ταγίπ Ερντογάν δήλωσε προκλητικά ότι "η συμφωνία έχει ολοκληρωθεί" και είπε ότι η Άγκυρα ήταν έτοιμη να εξετάσει το ενδεχόμενο να αγοράσει ακόμα και το πιο προηγμένο σύστημα S-500 στο μέλλον.

-Maxim Suchkov
Πηγή: Al Monitor

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Russian forces will defend Manbij 'the minute Americans leave'
Amberin Zaman
MANBIJ, Syria  Russian forces will defend the contested majority-Arab town of Manbij in northern Syria against Turkey if and when US forces withdraw under the terms of a verbal agreement struck two days ago between Russian commanders and the Manbij Military Council, Al-Monitor has learned.
Speaking exclusively to Al-Monitor at the military council’s headquarters in northern Syria on March 11, the body’s co-chair Mohamed Mustafa said, “Russian commanders told us exactly two days ago that the minute the Americans leave they will deploy their forces along the demarcation line [separating Manbij and the Turkish-controlled Euphrates Shield zone]. They said, 'If the US leaves tomorrow, we will take their place.'”
Mustafa, who goes by the nom de guerre Abu Adel, said the switch would be easy because there was only a half a kilometer separating American forces deployed outside Manbij and the Russians who are in Arima together with the Syrian Arab Army. Al-Monitor was able to verify that claim. It took five minutes to drive from the American position to the regime's and Russian bases lying along the same road, all easily identified by their respective flags.
Military council spokesman Sherwan Darwish, who was present at the interview, said, “We prefer the Americans. We want them to stay and we told the Russians there was no question of them coming until the Americans leave.” 
The Russian pledge comes amid continued threats from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to intervene militarily against the Manbij Military Council over its alliance with the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). Turkey wants the military council and its civilian arm to be purged of all YPG elements, saying their continued presence is in violation of US pledges to ensure a full YPG withdrawal as soon as Manbij was wrested from the Islamic State in August 2016. The Manbij administration denies that the YPG and its affiliates continue to exert influence over its affairs.
Sheikh Farouk al-Mashi, the co-chair of the Manbij Legislative Council, told Al-Monitor in a separate interview March 11, “There is no YPG in Manbij. This is a lie. Turkey has been trying to sow [hatred] between our tribes and between Arabs and Kurds, to destabilize Manbij. But they will not succeed.”
Mashi continued, “If they attack us, we will fight back.”
In a bid to de-escalate tensions, the United States agreed in June 2018 on a road map with Ankara that allows Turkish forces to carry out joint patrols with US forces along the demarcation line and to review the profiles of members of both councils to allay Turkey’s concerns regarding the member's degree of closeness to the YPG. Turkey wants access to Manbij itself, and raising the Turkish flag in the town ahead of March 31 nationwide municipal elections would help Erdogan pull nationalist votes. But the Manbij government is viscerally opposed to letting Turkey and its Free Syrian Army (FSA) allies through its doors. “They will bring nothing but chaos; we don’t want them,” Mashi said.
In January, the Manbij leadership submitted the names and background information on all 171 individuals who sit on councils to the United States, who then relayed these to Turkey. Mustafa said Turkey demanded that 67 of them be kicked out over their alleged ties to the YPG. “We were on that list,” Darwish said, pointing to Mustafa. Both are ethnic Kurds. The United States vetoed Turkey’s demands. “They told the Turks, Manbij would simply collapse,” Darwish said.
The Turks came back with a list of 13 names, a mix of Arabs and Kurds, they wanted purged. Darwish and Mustafa were not on this list. But several key figures — including Noufa Soleiman, an Arab, and Qassem Remo, a Kurd, who share the defense portfolio — were. Ten of them have been relieved of their duties, including Soleiman and Remo, but Turkey’s threats to intervene have not abated. During a campaign rally Sunday in the Turkish city of Iskenderun, which is near Syria, Erdogan vowed to clear Turkey’s borders of “all terrorists starting with Manbij.”
Turkey's Syrian rebel allies deployed along the demarcation line continue to fire at US and Manbij Military Council forces. Darwish confirmed that US forces fired back in one such incident last week after the rebels continued firing even after the US forces signaled their presence with a flare. He speculated that the constant harrassment is calculated to wear down US resistance and prompt a US withdrawal from Manbij.
Darwish said Manbij is critical for several reasons. “Whoever holds Manbij, holds Aleppo. It is critical for trade and for military strategy,” he said. “That is why everybody wants to control it.”
Fears of a Turkish invasion grew when President Donald Trump announced in December that US troops would be pulled out of all of Syria within 30 days. Around 300 Syrian regime forces deployed near Manbij in Arima in response to the YPG’s calls to help them stave off a Turkish attack. Trump has since said around 400 US forces would remain in Syria and Mustafa said there were no signs of a US withdrawal from Manbij so far. 
But if they did leave, regime forces would “definitely” move in together with the Russians, he said. 
Given a choice, all of the Manbij leaders who spoke to Al-Monitor said that they would rather have the Syrian regime come than Turkey, but that the best outcome would be for the Americans to stay. Their views were echoed in Manbij’s bustling souk. Hussam Abdul Latif, a 20-year-old Arab who sells home furnishings, told Al-Monitor, “We are afraid of the regime because we will be forced to do our military service, but it's still better than the Turks and the FSA. If they come, we will leave Manbij.”

Amberin Zaman is a senior correspondent reporting from the Middle East, North Africa and Europe exclusively for Al-Monitor. Zaman has been a columnist for Al-Monitor for the past five years, examining the politics of Turkey, Iraq and Syria and writing the daily Briefly Turkey newsletter.  Prior to Al-Monitor, Zaman covered Turkey, the Kurds and conflicts in the region for The Washington Post, The Daily Telegraph, The Los Angeles Times and the Voice of America. She served as The Economist's Turkey correspondent between 1999 and 2016, and has worked as a columnist for several Turkish language outlets. On Twitter: @amberinzaman



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F, H hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Gauge: With “H” hook, 4 SC Rows = 1” 3 SC Stitches = 1”
Stitches:
CH:chain
SC:single crochet
SC DEC:single crochet decrease
HDC:half double crochet
DC:double crochet
SL ST:slip stitch
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标签: 剧情 惊悚 犯罪 奇幻 科幻

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我要编辑

片名: 致命魔术  
英文片名: The Prestige
更多片名: 顶尖对决.....台湾译名

死亡魔法

魔高一丈

更多外文片名:

Dokonalý trik.....Czech Republic / Slovakia

Gran truco, El.....Argentina / Venezuela

Prestige, Le.....Canada (French title) / France

A Tökéletes trükk.....Hungary

Grande Truque, O.....Brazil

Lõppvaatus.....Estonia

Prestige.....Sweden

Prestige - Die Meister der Magie.....Germany

Prestij.....Turkey (Turkish title)

Prestiz.....Serbia

Puresutêji.....Japan

Truco final - El prestigio, El.....Spain

导演: 克里斯托弗•诺兰 Christopher Nolan
制片: 克里斯托弗•鲍尔 Chris..[更多]
编剧: 乔纳森•诺兰 Jonat..[更多]
主演: 休•杰克曼 Hugh Jac..[更多]
类型: 剧情,惊悚,犯罪,奇幻,科幻
级别:
地域: 欧美
国家: 美国,英国
片长: 128分钟
发行公司: 华纳兄弟影片公司 [美国]
出品年份: 2006
上映日期: 2006-10-17

 

精彩对白  Alfred Borden: We were two young men at the start of a great career. Two young men devoted to an illusion. Two young men who never intended to hurt anyone.

  阿尔弗雷德·波登:我们两都是年轻人,要将自己献身于伟大事业的开创,我们是天生的魔术师,但我们不会用自己的天赋去伤害任何人。

  Cutter: Every great magic trick consists of three acts. The first act is called The Pledge: the magician shows you something ordinary, but of course, it probably isn't. The second act is called The Turn. The magician makes his ordinary something do something extraordinary. Now, if you're looking for the secret…you won't find it. That's why there's a third act, called The Prestige. This is the part with the twists and turns, where lives hang in the balance, and you see something shocking you've never seen before.

  卡特:每一项伟大魔术的完成,都与三个过程密不可分:一为“验证”,魔术师展示了看似平常、实则已经动过手脚的表演道具;二为“转移”,魔术师手中看似普通的事物,瞬间变得与众不同,这个时候,如果你想找魔术背后的秘密……那几乎是不可能的,这也是为什么还会有第三步;三为“蒙蔽”,这也是魔术中最关键的环节,是魔术师利用技巧进行掩饰的过程,一旦达成某种平衡,就会产生那种前所未见、让你无比震惊的现象--也就是魔术。

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The Prestige - 茶香淡然 - 我的博客

剧情介绍  有的时候,太过快速的变化也会带来至关重要的命运转折:世纪之交的伦敦,娱乐业才刚刚起步,于是,能够化腐朽为神奇的魔术师就成了那个时代最神秘莫测的大众偶像,享受着社会能够给予的最高赞誉,社会地位也高于其他从事表演的人。

  在魔术产生盛行的维多利亚时期,出现了两位极有天赋的年轻魔术师,最为难得的是,他们还是一起出道的同门:罗伯特·安吉尔性格复杂而且历练世故,是一名天生的表演家,他知道如何在舞台上将自己完美地展现给观众。而阿尔弗雷德·波登则与他完全相反,这位天赋极高且非常富有创造力的魔术天才因为不修边幅和天真的个性而显得有点格格不入,更不懂得如何使用华丽的手段去表现他的魔术想法。两个人在一场一场的表演中逐渐建立了自己的威望,将其他魔术师都甩在了身后,最终却变成了这对曾经的同门师兄弟的竞争……

  事情的导火线是波顿在一场表演中间接地意外害死了安吉尔的妻子,后来两个人因为互相嫉妒猜疑,而成了势不两立的对手,他们用勇敢取代了道德、技巧取代了科学、野心取代了友谊,为了战胜对方,以便能够证明自己才是这个时代的第一魔术师,他们寻找各种辅助材料来丰富自己的魔术表演,其中包括刚刚被尼古拉·特斯拉(Nikola Tesla)发明出来的科学奇迹--交流电。事态渐渐不受控制,两个人的忠诚与信仰都受到了最大限度的考验,直到引发了一场谋杀,这场世纪大战才以悲剧收场。幕后制作

   【穿着“魔术”外衣的惊悚故事】

  影片改编自克里斯多弗·皮瑞斯特(Christopher Priest)的同名小说,一开始,迈克尔·凯恩饰演的卡特(魔术师背后帮助其完善表演的导师)就缓缓地道出了完成魔术需要的三个步骤:“验证”、“转移”和“蒙蔽”……而导演克里斯托弗·诺兰在制作《致命魔术》时,也引用了相同的三个原则,以此来维系故事中两位主角罗伯特·安吉尔和阿尔弗雷德·波登之间复杂且矛盾、充满想象力的奇妙联系。首先,这是一部内容错综复杂的惊悚片,不过,却是建立在充满神秘与未知基础上,这里“魔术”无所不在,几乎渗入到每一个镜头之中。魔术表演的奇妙之处就在于表相与事实的强烈反差,除了必要的情感驱使,影片大部分时候讲述的都是两个控制欲极强的男人,因为地位上的对立所引发的激烈争执。

  不用说,克里斯托弗·诺兰早就已经证明了他在电影方面创造力极强的天赋,他的作品以制造神秘感和茫然感见长,是那种独立电影业和好莱坞主流通吃的全能导演。不过,如果你梳理一下电影历史,就会发生大多数电影人都在竭力避免在自己的作品中提到与魔术有关的一切,因为他们认为,观众会有一种先入为主的观念:在电影做假简直太容易了,就算里面真的是魔术,别人也不会这么认为……然而原著小说没了这层“魔术”的外衣,吸引力自然也会随之消失。如此高难度的改编素材,反而引起了诺兰“征服”的的欲望,因为他在魔术师与电影人之间找到了一个共同点:他们都必须想尽办法“糊弄”观众,用转移注意力的方式,去“愚弄”别人,虽然明知道自己被“骗”,对于一场精彩的表演,恐怕你是不会吝啬自己的喝彩声吧?《致命魔术》将电影与魔术完美地结合在一起,当它们共同出现在观众的面前时,会不会得到双倍的效果呢?

   【魔术与电影的双向选择】

  电影与魔术不分家?即使是今时今日,这也是一种标新立异的观念。克里斯托弗·诺兰将自己对于原著小说的想法告诉给弟弟乔纳森·诺兰,希望他可以根据原著小说写出剧本的初稿……这并不是一个简单的工作,除去故事本身的复杂性,小说里面还有一部分是由带有忏悔情绪的日记组成的--将这一部分有效地融入到剧本中,就成了乔纳森·诺兰所面对的最大难题,他必须要让魔术为影片服务的同时,还要让影片看起来更像是一场盛大的魔术表演。

  乔纳森·诺兰花了整整18个月的时间,才下定决心对小说的内容进行了取舍,然后将素材整合,着手剧本。最终,他采用了魔术的“验证”、“转移”和“蒙蔽”作为影片的三个组成部分,这三点正好道出了人们对于魔术如此着迷的关键:谁愿意单纯地生活在这一个烦闷的世界里?我们喜欢时常为生活找点想象、来点刺激,而“魔术”能达成你的一切愿望,即使你事先知道这一切都不是真的,却也心甘情愿地被骗。

  在深入调查魔术师的历史的过程中,诺兰兄弟挖掘出这个伟大的文化遗产召如今为什么会沦为拉斯维加斯赌徒的小把戏……他们以为,现代生活中有许多不叫“魔术”的魔术,例如电视、电脑游戏和电影,你可以突然从画面中消失--就像维多利亚时期的魔术表演一样。而诺兰兄弟也通过影片探索了许多无法想象的领域,包括选择的两位主角克里斯蒂安·贝尔和休·杰克曼,让他们不断从正派变成反派,最终又变回到正派,就像是一枚硬币的正反面,一对不可分割的连体娃娃。

扩展阅读:
1.《致命魔术》在线高清观看:http://www.qdgqtv.cn/movieExplicit.aspx?ID=4245
2.魔术教学:http://www.mind98.cn
3.致命魔术观看地址: http://www.movbbs.com/htmldianying/dianying1469.html

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TODO RIVER, PURA PASION, UN SENTIMIENTO MILLONARIO.
Ariel Ortega
Si existe una palabra que pueda definir a Ortega es desequilibrio. Su habilidad, su quiebre de cintura y su gambeta endiablada representan un permanente dolor de cabeza para cualquier defensor. Además, su gran dosis de coraje lo transforma en un jugador muy respetable, ya que nunca "arruga" .
Existen desacuerdos sobre la neutralidad en el punto de vista de la versión actual de este artículo o sección.En la página de discusión puedes consultar el debate al respecto. Ariel Ortega Nombre Ariel Arnaldo Ortega Apodo "El burrito" - "Orteguita" Nacimiento 4 de marzo de 1974 (35 años)Ledesma, Argentina Nacionalidad Club actual River Plate Posición Mediocampista, Delantero Altura 1,70 metros Partidos internacionales 86 (17 goles) Goles totales 134 Año del debut 14 de diciembre de 1991 Club del debut River Plate Año del retiro Club del retiro Medallero Fútbol Juegos Olímpicos Plata Atlanta 1996 Fútbol masculino Ariel Arnaldo "El Burrito" Ortega (Ledesma, Jujuy, Argentina, 4 de marzo de 1974), es un futbolista argentino. Juega de delantero o enganche y su actual equipo es River Plate de la primera división Argentina. Fue titular de la Selección de fútbol de Argentina en los mundiales de Francia '98 y Corea-Japón 2002
Jugar al fútbol es la principal filosofía deportiva de Ariel. No es mezquino; siempre trata de mostrar todo el potrero que tiene encima, logrando así llevarle alegrías a las distintas aficiones del mundo, cansadas de jugadores-amarretes, ultratácticos-y repetitivos. Orteguita es sencillamente diferente.
Contenido
En el club de sus amores el Burrito tuvo las mayores alegrías. El prometió volver y los hinchas lo esperan ansiosos.
Trayectoria
Debutó en el River Plate el 14 de diciembre de 1991 frente a Platense de la mano de Daniel Passarella, donde se destacó su forma de juego de "gambeta" y enganches, allí ganó varios campeonatos locales y se consolidó como uno de los referentes de ese equipo, que dominó parte de fútbol argentino de los años '90. Ganó la Copa Libertadores de América en 1996 y al año siguiente emigró a Europa, donde jugó en Valencia CF de la Liga española donde convirtió uno de los mejores goles del año 97 frente al FC Barcelona en el mismísimo Camp Nou. Su relación con el entrenador valencianista Claudio Ranieri no fue buena, Ranieri llegó a calificarle públicamente como un vago que no se esforzaba en los entrenamientos, por lo que los españoles lo transfirieron luego a la UC Sampdoria de Italia, en donde tampoco tuvo mucho éxito. En 2000, fichó por el Parma AC, en donde se adjudicó una Supercopa de Italia. Regresó a River Plate donde volvió a ser una destacada figura, formando un cuarteto atacante letal junto a Juan Pablo Ángel, Javier Saviola, Pablo Aimar que sería recordado como los "Cuatro Fantásticos". En su segunda etapa en Núñez logra el Clausura del 2002. Luego del campeonato mencionado fue transferido a Fenerbahçe, de Turquía, club con el cual no finalizó su contrato, volviéndose a la Argentina de improvisto. Este hecho, motivó el reclamo de los turcos ante la FIFA, que lo inhabilitó de jugar profesionalmente. En agosto de 2004 Newell's Old Boys negoció con los turcos, y destrabó esa inhabilitación impuesta por la FIFA, por el reclamo del incumplimiento del contrato que unía a Ortega con el Fenerbahçe. Con los rosarinos, ganó el Apertura de ese mismo año, dirigido por su amigo personal "el Tolo" Gallego. Clubes
Temporada club País Liga Partidos Goles Expulsiones 1990/1992 River Plate Argentina Primera División 15 1 0 1992/1993 River Plate Argentina Primera División 27 5 0 1993/1994 River Plate Argentina Primera División 29 4 2 1994/1995 River Plate Argentina Primera División 25 16 0 1995/1996 River Plate Argentina Primera División 1996/1997 Valencia CF España Primera División 12 7 0 1997/1998 Valencia CF España Primera División 30 2 2 1998/1999 UC Sampdoria Italia Serie A 27 8 0 1999/2000 Parma FC Italia Serie A 17 3 0 2000/2001 River Plate Argentina Primera División 27 10 3 2001/2002 River Plate Argentina Primera División 27 14 1 2002/2003 Fenerbahçe SK Turquía Primera División 15 5 1 2003/2004 Suspendido n/a n/a n/a n/a - 2004/2005 Newell's Old Boys Argentina Primera División 25 5 0 2005/2006 Newell's Old Boys Argentina Primera División 28 6 0 2006/2007 River Plate Argentina Primera División 18 4 1 2007/2008 River Plate Argentina Primera División 26 4 1 2008/2009 Independiente (Mendoza) Argentina Segunda División 25 4 3 2009/2010 River Plate Argentina Primera División 0 0 0 'Total 379 87 Se incluyen los partidos y goles internacionales. (*) Torneo Apertura o Primera Vuelta según el torneo. (**) Torneo Clausura o Segunda Vuelta según el torneo. En la Selección
En cuanto al Seleccionado, Ortega debutó en el mismo en 1993, en un partido contra Alemania en Miami, de allí en más fue habitual jugador de la albiceleste participando en tres campeonatos mundiales de la FIFA. Ortega, es recordado por haber sido quien reemplazó a Diego Maradona luego de su suspensión en la Copa Mundial de Fútbol de 1994 y por ser uno de los últimos grandes exponentes del potrero argentino. Después vino un gran desafío ya que la "10" quedo en su espalda y la supo llevar de una manera excelente con una muy buena participación en los Juegos de Atlanta 96 en la cual formo un excelente equipo junto a Crespo y Claudio "Piojo" López. Luego llego la hora del Mundial 98 donde se destaco de una manera increíble con gambetas, pases y goles, parecía perfilarse a ser uno de los mejores de ese mundial hasta que en una jugada le cometen penal en el parido contra Holanda (Se levanta con mucha furia del piso y le propina un cabezazo a Edwin Van Der Sar) que le valio la roja y luego sin el, Argentina pierde sobre la hora 2 a 1. Su última participación mundial fue en Korea-Japón 2002 (luego de venir jugando muy bien en su 2da etapa en el conjunto millonario) y en la cual Argentina siendo Favorito al mundial queda afuera en la 1ra ronda. Actualmente el DT de Argentina, Diego Armando Maradona, ha tenido comunicaciones con Ariel, diciéndole que lo estaría observando, seria para incentivar a Ariel a tener el nivel que tenia en River (campeón Clausura 2008), y así poder convocarlo, diciendo el 10 que Ariel en cualquier momento puede resurgir como el ave fenix. Participaciones en Copas del Mundo
Mundial Sede Resultado Copa Mundial de Fútbol de 1994 Estados Unidos Octavos de final Copa Mundial de Fútbol de 1998 Francia Cuartos de final Copa Mundial de Fútbol de 2002 Corea y Japón Primera fase Estilo
Con sus gambetas, sus quiebres de cintura y demás, el juego de Ortega se asemeja al del histórico Vicente de la Mata y a uno de los grandes wings del fútbol argentino: René Orlando Houseman. Posee una técnica maravillosa con la que burla a sus rivales. Ariel tiene también una gran capacidad asistidora, gracias a su perfecta visión del juego. Lo que lo destaca del resto es su fina y sutil definición cuando queda de cara al gol: Levanta suavemente la pelota para colocarla al lado de un palo o por sobre el cuerpo del arquero. Títulos Torneos locales
A partir de agosto de 2006, ha vuelto a jugar en su club inicial, River Plate. En octubre del mismo año solicitó ayuda profesional y a sus compañeros del club para tratar de resolver ciertos problemas relacionados con el alcohol. Luego de dichos problemas volvió un 5 de noviembre frente a San Lorenzo de Almagro, por la 14° fecha del torneo Apertura, con una buena actuación del equipo riverplatense en el Monumental de Núñez (5-0), el "Burrito" ingresó por Fernando Belluschi a los 22' del segundo tiempo y más tarde anotando un autentico golazo picando el balón por arriba del portero rival Sebastián Saja, y así ganándose nuevamente el cariño de los hinchas. Sin embargo, los rumores de que abandonaría el fútbol sobre fin de este año comenzaron a circular al punto de que el "Burrito" faltó a dos entrenamientos de River en forma consecutiva y sin aviso previo. Finalmente, el propio jugador pidió ayuda nuevamente y negó que fuera a retirarse de las canchas en breve.[1] En la pre temporada de enero de 2007 en la ciudad de Mar del Plata, trabajó, se esforzó por mejorar y se ganó un puesto para enfrentar a Racing Club por el Torneo de verano, partido en el que marcó un gol de penal. En los días siguientes, faltó nuevamente al entrenamiento y regresó a Buenos Aires para recibir ayuda profesional por su problema con el alcoholismo. Por la Copa Libertadores de América, estuvo en el banco, pero no pudo ingresar. El día domingo 18, Ariel Arnaldo Ortega, regresó al fútbol grande, dándole la victoria al conjunto River Platense por 1 a 0 frente a Quilmes, con un gol sobre la hora y con la mano. Ingresó por Rubens Sambueza. Ortega tuvo un destacado segundo semestre del año 2007 y el 7 de octubre jugando de forma sobresaliente el Superclásico contra el eterno rival de su equipo: Boca Juniors. River Plate gana 2 a 0 y Ortega fue autor de uno de los goles y la figura del encuentro. Después de ese partido Ortega se lesionaría en la semifinal de la Copa Sudamericana contra Arsenal de Sarandí y ya no jugaría mas encuentros en lo que quedó de ese año. River tuvo una campaña muy irregular y termino el año sin títulos. Daniel Passarella dejó el cargo de entrenador y en su lugar asume un ex compañero del "Burrito" en la selección Argentina: Diego Simeone. El nuevo entrenador dijo tener en sus planes a Ortega para afrontar todas las competencias que tiene River en el 2008 y le entregó la cinta de capitán. Su primer gol en el 2008 lo anotó de penal el 2 de febrero en un amistoso en la ciudad de Mendoza ante el clásico rival Boca Juniors por la Copa Revancha de Verano que terminó siendo 3 a 2 el resultado final a favor de River Plate, en consecuencia el club ha ganado la copa en juego. Ortega alzó el trofeo. Días atrás, el 30 de enero, Ortega también había alzado la copa representativa al Pentagonal de Grandes, en la ciudad de Mar del Plata. Luego empezaron la Copa Libertadores y el Campeonato en los cuales el "Burrito" venia haciendo muy buenos partidos hasta que una lesión frente a Racing lo margino del equipo y en la etapa de recuperación, tuvo una recaída en su problema de alcoholismo. Posteriormente vuelve al primer equipo y consigue el Torneo Clausura 2008, luego de ganarle al club Olimpo de Bahía Blanca en lo que sería su último partido con la camiseta "millonaria". No fue ubicado dentro del grupo de jugadores que enfrentaría a Banfield en la última fecha del campeonato debido a una nueva recaída en su problema. A raíz de esto comenzó una dura pelea mediática con el entrenador Diego Simeone que finalizó con ambos pidiéndose disculpas y comprometiéndose a dar lo mejor de cada uno para el bien común del club. Lamentablemente Ortega no pudo cumplir su compromiso ya que al regreso de la pretemporada se vio involucrado en un episodio de ebriedad durante una salida nocturna y posterior ausencia a un entrenamiento matutino. En esa oportunidad el cuerpo técnico no perdonó la indisciplina y lo obligó a realizar un tratamiento antes de volver a entrenar con el equipo profesional. Ariel decidió entonces abandonar el club y, tras rumores que lo vinculaban a Al-Ain Sports de Emiratos Árabes Unidos y a Talleres de Córdoba, terminó por ser prestado por un año a Independiente Rivadavia de Mendoza, club que participa en la segunda categoría, con un contrato que exige su tratamiento en Chile para mantenerse vigente. Su llegada a esta institución provoca conmoción en los seguidores del equipo mendocino y en la categoría de ascenso en general, debido a lo poco común de contar en ese torneo con un jugador de la jerarquía y experiencia internacional de Ariel Ortega.Al fín y al cabo se lo despide de Independiente de Mendoza y es recontratado por River Plate, pero solo jugara el Clausura 2009 . Referencias
Clarín Nota a Ortega: "Ayúdenme, estoy en problemas" Página Oficial del Club con la ficha de Ortega Ariel Ortega: Primera práctica en River Plate Ariel Ortega: Primera práctica en River Plate Ariel Ortega regresó a River Plate tras su fugaz paso por Sportivo Independiente Rivadavia de Mendoza, de la Segunda División argentina. Ortega, luego de varias polémicas por sus problemas de salud, regresó al club dueño de su pase, River Plate, donde se entrenó por primera vez con sus nuevos compañeros. "River es mi casa. Siento algo lindo en el cuerpo por estar de nuevo aquí", señaló el "Burrito". "Acá conozco a todos así que siento como si nunca me hubiera ido". Ortega, debutó en 1990 en River. Jugó además en Valencia, Sampdoria, Parma, Fenerbahçe turco y regresó al país para jugar en Newell´s Old Boys. Además, fue figura en la Selección Argentina con la cual participó en tres mundiales. En su carrera, jugó casi 400 partidos marcando 87 goles.La fría mañana del miércoles 17 de junio fue la fecha que eligió el ídolo jujeño para volver a las prácticas con el primer equipo de River. Luego del entrenamiento aprovechó para dialogar con la prensa: “Siempre dije que es como si nunca me hubiese ido, acá conozco a todo el mundo. Es muy lindo venir a entrenar y trato de disfrutarlo al máximo”.Pasó mucha agua bajo el puente en la difícil relación que mantuvo la dirigencia de River para con Ariel Ortega. Sin embargo, ambas partes decidieron ponerle punto final y pensar en un futuro que ya comienza a tomar forma. De este modo, el “Burrito” cumplió con el deseo de Néstor Gorosito y se empezó a entrenar junto a sus compañeros. “River es mi casa, donde me siento más feliz. Los compañeros me apoyan, les estoy agradecido a ellos y al cuerpo técnico, a Gorosito, que me recibieron muy bien”, comentó el jugador. Luego de rescindir su contrato con Independiente Rivadavia de Mendoza, Ortega no perdió tiempo para encontrarse con los preparadores físicos Sebastián Somoza y Agustín Buscaglia, y delinear el trabajo que comenzará a emprender el enganche para llegar de la mejor manera a un semestre en el que River necesita, por historia, ganar una de las dos competiciones en juego. El delantero argentino del River Plate Ariel Ortega sufrió una recaída en su adicción al alcohol y, tras provocar incidentes en una discoteca durante la noche del ayer, fue a su casa, amenazó a su esposa y fue denunciado a la justicia.Ortega estuvo ausente hoy en el entrenamiento de River en la localidad bonaerense de Ezeiza, donde era esperado por el entrenador Diego Simeone, quien tenía planeado convocarlo para jugar el domingo ante Arsenal tras una semana y media de inactividad por una lesión.Fuentes cercanas a la plantilla dijeron que Simeone trató de comunicarse con él durante la mañana y que no lo consiguió. Pasado el mediodía el jugador llamó al preparador y dijo que tenía "un problema personal".El futbolista tuvo un incidente con su esposa al regresar a su domicilio, por lo cual sus vecinos llamaron a la policía, cuyos agentes dieron intervención en el asunto a la fiscalía de la localidad bonaerense de Martínez, donde fue abierta una causa por amenazas, anunció radio Del Plata.En la discoteca Ortega había protagonizado un incidente tras beber alcohol durante una fiesta en la que participaban modelos y futbolistas del club Independiente de Avellaneda, informó el canal 9 de televisión.Ortega, de 34 años y capitán de River, admitió hace un año y medio que era adicto al alcohol, razón por la cual estuvo varios meses sin jugar en el equipo que dirigía Daniel Passarella, quien le impulsó a someterse a un tratamiento médico.Hace dos días Ortega manifestó que tenía "bronca" por no haber podido jugar ante el Universidad Católica de Chile en la Copa Libertadores, partido que su equipo ganó el miércoles por 2-0."Somos seres humanos y todos vivimos cosas diferentes. Este es un momento bueno para mí y trato de mejorar, más allá de que es algo complicado de contar. Trato de hacer cosas que me hagan feliz, como estar al lado de mi familia", comentó el martes.
El crack, el ídolo, el emblema riverplatense del potrero vuelve al club. Luego de varias gestiones donde los inútiles de los dirigentes no se ponían de acuerdo, por fin se solucionó la vuelta del “Burrito” Ortega a River Plate. “Me estoy enterando ahora. Me pone feliz. Esta es una alegría inmensa para mí” dijo el “Burrito” al conocer la noticia que Carlos Ávila, uno de los dueños del fútbol en la Argentina, había puesto la platita para que todo se concrete. No sé si Ortega hará jugar al equipo para que vuelva a pelear arriba, de lo que estoy seguro que vuleve la magia a River. Aguante el “Burrito” carajo. Enlace externo

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<em> - a line in The Simpsons ‘But if we weren’t meant to eat animals, why are they made out of meat?” </em> It may be worth remembering that we humans are also made out of meat, and much of our evolution - physical and social - has been dedicated to stopping animals eating us; including other humans. We made it to the top of the food chain first, which gives us the ability to eat everything else - and after much further social evolution, the onus to feel guilty about it. Myself I try to avoid pork (though I do occasionally eat bacon); pigs are smart. One of my kids worked reception at a local slaughterhouse, and told of truckloads of pigs awaiting offload; nobody liked those days. First, the smell - the only smell worse than a pig farm is a chicken-feather rendering plant. Second, the pigs knew why they were there. So I contentedly eat beef - but cows are quite curious animals; walk by a pasture and they'll all run over to the fence to see what's going on, and one video I saw of a diary-herd washing station, showed how much the cows were enjoying it. The upshot? "When all this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins", farm animals will be much fewer, and mostly die in pain and misery in snowy hedges - but it'll be THEIR death at the end of THEIR life, we won't be deliberately causing it, and death comes to us all. And I salute you, Mr. Ed; we had a free-range turkey once, it tasted like mud ( - or at least I imagine that was what mud tastes like). So I'll raise a glass to those miraculous factories whence all our animal protein will no longer contain the merest trace of any actual animal, and our feathered-and-haired friends can sort the lower end of the food chain out among themselves. - I ain't going to eat soylent green tho'...
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After two of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets crashed within 6 months, at least 36 countries and nearly 30 airlines have suspended operation of the fuel-efficient aircraft in the span of 2 days, AP reports.

Data: News reports; Map: Harry Stevens/Axios

Driving the news: The EU aviation authority banned flight operations of Boeing 737 Max jets, a huge blow to Boeing's efforts to maintain the confidence of governments and airlines. The U.S. and Canada are still allowing the aircraft to operate until more information is available from the Federal Aviation Administration.

  • Consumer Reports asked airlines, including American Airlines and Southwest, and the FAA in a statement to temporarily ground Boeing 737 Max 8 jets until a safety investigation is finished.
  • Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have called for the jet to be grounded in the U.S. pending an investigation.

The state of play: There are 59 operators of the MAX series worldwide, per the FAA. U.S. airlines Southwest, American Airlines and United Airlines are still running their MAX series jets. American tweeted it's waiting on the outcomes of the National Transportation Safety Board investigation.

Countries that have grounded the jet:

  • EU (28 countries)
  • Australia
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Turkey
  • India

Airlines that have grounded its jets:

  • China Southern Airlines
  • Air China
  • Shanghai Airlines
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Xiamen Airlines
  • Lion Air
  • GOL Airlines
  • Shandong Airlines
  • Aerolineas Argentinas
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Lucky Air
  • Cayman Airways
  • Fuzhou Airlines
  • Kunming Airlines
  • Okay Airways
  • Eastar Jet
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • 9 Air
  • Comair
  • MIAT Mongolian Airlines
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Icelandair
  • Aeromexico
  • Jet Airways
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • FlyDubai

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Just read that Slimani has scored 1 goal in 15 games on loan in Turkey. I think Leicester wanted 20 million for him. I think we dodged a bullet there but it shows once again how mad the transfer market is because he cost them 30 million.
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İsrail Başbakanı Binyamin Netanyahu, sosyal medya üzerinden yaptığı açıklamada Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan'a 'diktatör' dedi.

İsrail Başbakanı Binyamin Netanyahu, sosyal medya üzerinden yaptığı açıklamada Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan'ı hedef aldı.

Netanyahu dün gece attığı twette şu ifadeleri kullandı:

''Türk gazeteciler ve hakimler hapisaneleri doldururken Türkiye'nin diktatörü Erdoğan, İsrail demokrasisine saldırıyor. Ne şaka ama! İsrail'de kimse ikinci sınıf bir vatandaş değildir. İsrail, yaklaşık 2 milyon Arap vatandaşımız da dahil olmak üzere tüm İsraillilerin eşit bireysel haklara sahip olduğu bir demokrasi ...
Fakat İsrail aynı zamanda tek bir yahudi devletidir, Davut Yıldızımız bayrağımız olan Hatikva'ya milli marşımız, İbranice resmi dilimizdir ve bir Geri Dönüş Yasası'nın dünyadaki her Yahudi'ye atalarının ana vatanımıza dönme hakkı verdiği bir ülkedir.''

KALIN'DAN YANIT

Cumhurbaşkanlığı Sözcüsü Kalın, Netanyahu'nun açıklamalarına yanıt verdi.

"Netanyahu, Araplar ve Müslümanlar hakkında ırkçı açıklamalar yaptıktan sonra kendisini ifşa ettiği için Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan'a saldırıyor. Onun yönettiği apartheid devleti Filistin topraklarını işgal ediyor, kadınları ve çocukları öldürüyor, Filistinlileri kendi topraklarında mahkum ediyor. Yalanlar ve baskı suçlarınızı gizlemeyecek" derken, "Netanyahu İsrail 'tüm vatandaşlarının değil, Yahudi halkının ulus devletidir' demiş. Bu ırkçı ve ayrımcı yaklaşımı şiddetle kınıyorum. Batılı ülkeler tepki verecek mi? Yoksa yine sessiz kalacak ve İsrail’in bir suçunu daha örtbas mı edecekler?" ifadelerini kullandı.

ERDOĞAN: EY NETANYAHU KENDİNE GEL

Netanyahu'nun kendisine yönelik 'diktatör' çıkışına tepki gösteren Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, "Ey Netanyahu kendine gel, sen zalimsin" dedi.

"Türk gazeteciler ve yargıçlar hapishaneleri doldururken Türkiye'nin diktatörü Erdoğan İsrail demokrasisine laf uzatıyor" diyen İsrail Başbakanı Benyamin Netanyahu'ya yanıt veren Erdoğan, "Ey Netanyahu, kendine gel kendine. Sen zalimsin, sen 7 yaşındaki Filistinli yavruları katleden zalimsin. Allah