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          Presidential Moral Leadership Really Matters      Comment   Translate Page      

Maybe it’s because my family is dominated by academics, but I’m fortunate not to have any close or even remote relations that watch Fox News or regurgitate the network’s toxic talking points. A lot of people aren’t so fortunate. Luke O’Neil has collected a bunch of sob stories for a piece in the Guardian. Here’s a typical example:

I don’t watch Fox News because of course it warps your psyche, but it must have changed tone after Trump was elected. My dad slowly became even more xenophobic and angry than he used to be.

My wife and I are worried about letting our daughter stay with our respective parents, because their toxic anger and resentment is slowly becoming their entire identity. I hate what Fox News has done to almost everyone in my family. It’s absolute poison and the only thing I think is worse is that there are people who think that destroying the morals and conscience of multiple generations is worth a few more bucks. I absolutely refuse to believe that people like Hannity don’t know what they are doing.

I wish I could do something, but who has the time or energy to combat that?

This hits on a theme I often discuss, which is the destruction of people’s morals and conscience. As things have taken a darker and darker turn in our country, and really throughout the world, in the last two decades, I’ve come to see moral leadership as more and more important. I don’t think human beings are basically good or fundamentally bad, but they’re highly malleable. How they behave, even what they feel, can be influenced by whether they’re asked to be generous or resentful, welcoming or defensive, optimistic or angry.

Fox News definitely seeks to make many “bucks” by catering to people’s worst instincts, and it actually transforms people. It makes people fearful and furious. A liberal who spends all day watching MSNBC will have reasons to be anxious and upset, too, but they’ll also be receiving constant messages about the value of tolerance, inclusiveness, and care for the vulnerable. For the most part, the moral instruction is consistent with what you might hear Pope Francis say about the poor and with Martin Luther King Jr.’s aspiration that we judge people by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin.

Fox News has such a broad reach in our culture that it is measurably damaging people’s morals and conscience. It’s turning good people into bad people, much the way that civil or sectarian conflicts harden populations against each other, sometimes for centuries. But it’s still just a news outlet. It’s influence is nothing compared to the influence of Donald Trump who has transformed one of American’s two major political parties into smoldering heap of dung.

I sometimes rolled my eyes when President Obama exhorted us with moral language and insisted that America was fundamentally good, and far better than how it was presenting itself. But, just by making that effort, he incrementally made us better people. Sometimes we are blessed with the right leaders at the right time, and sometimes we seem to be plagued by poor leadership. Right now, the West seems to be lacking competent leaders, and it’s having a crippling effect here at home and also in Europe. But we’re also suffering from outright bad moral leadership in some cases.

I began my adult life as a secular-minded philosophy student, impatient with moral arguments and suspicious of leaders who spoke in moral terms. My initial problem with the Bush administration was that their reckless disregard for the truth prevented people from having reality-based conversations. I no longer see this as the primary threat we face. What I see now is a daily devolution of the basic goodness and generosity of our people. Every day this gets worse, the path back gets longer, and the prospect of societal breakdown grows.

Our next president will hopefully bring as much of the country together as possible, but what they absolutely must do is exert moral leadership to stem and reverse this tide. If they can.

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          Adevărul a ieşit la lumină într-un caz controversat din Olanda: Directorul unei clinici este tatăl a 49 de copii născuţi prin fertilizare in vitro      Comment   Translate Page      
Testele ADN arată că Jan Karbaat, directorul unei clinici de fertilizare din Olanda, care a murit în 2017, şi-a folosit sperma, în loc de cea a donatorilor, devenind tatăl biologic a 49 de copii născuţi prin fertilizarea in vitro, scrie www.theguardian.com.
          Corbyn told to back new EU referendum or lose millions of supporters      Comment   Translate Page      

A generation of young people could desert the party, says Richard Corbett, leader of Labour MEPs

Jeremy Corbyn has been warned by Labour’s leader in the European parliament and other grandees that the party will be deserted by millions of anti-Brexit voters if it fails to clearly back a second referendum in its manifesto for next month’s EU elections.

The message from Richard Corbett, who leads Labour’s 20 MEPs, comes amid growing fears at the top of the party that it could lose a generation of young, pro-EU voters if it does not guarantee another public vote.

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          West Ham 'disgusted' after fans are filmed chanting antisemitic abuse      Comment   Translate Page      

• Video circulating online shows group chanting abuse
• Incident happened before West Ham’s loss at Old Trafford

West Ham have vowed to ban a group of supporters filmed engaging in antisemitic chants on their way to the club’s Premier League match at Manchester United.

Related: From parks to Premier League: the shocking scale of racism in English football

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          The Massacre That Shook the Empire review – brutal truth of colonial India      Comment   Translate Page      

Presenter Sathnam Sanghera examines Britain’s wilful amnesia over a shameful incident from the days of Empire

Sathnam Sanghera’s mum doesn’t know he’s going to India. He tells her he’s going to Las Vegas. She’d only worry, he says. This was one of many lovely personal touches in The Massacre that Shook the Empire (Saturday, Channel 4), about the slaying of hundreds of Indians by the British-Indian army in Amritsar in 1919. In less than an hour, the programme succeeded in bringing together sensitive reporting of the massacre and the context in which it took place; angrily examining our “wilful amnesia” about the brutality of the British empire and our idea of British exceptionalism; and offering many insights into the second-generation experience.

Despite the grave subject matter, there was a lightness of touch, thanks to Sanghera’s charm as presenter. The weird nuggets of personal information he offers up – that one of his uncles killed another uncle, that he got a brain parasite the last time he visited India – bring a quirky edge. He speaks bad Punjabi to a group of men in the street, trying to find out where to buy a lathi – a long stick the British claimed was being used as a weapon by Indian protesters – and they think he’s after some lassi, “a kind of Indian yoghurt,” he deadpans.

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          The Genius of Titania McGrath      Comment   Translate Page      

Political correctness and “woke” consciousness so easily lend themselves to ridicule that you have to wonder why no one thought to do it before. Now, a British writer, by name of Andrew Doyle has created a fictional character named Titania McGrath. As you know doubt know, Titania is the name of the Queen of the Fairies (not to be confused with the Faerie Queen) from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. And, by the way, did you hear the word “wrath” in McGrath?

Anyway, Titania has just brought out a book called Woke: A Guide to Social Justice. It’s available now on Amazon. For those who like a foretaste (or foreplay) of what is to come, Roger Kimball has collected some of  her wit and wisdom. He notes that the Guardian and the New Statesman have already denounced Titania. Also, Twitter has banned him/her four times. Obviously, they see a clear and present danger.

Here are a few samples:

If you don’t think exactly the same way as me, then you’ve clearly got a lot to learn about diversity.

On race, she says: 

I despise whiteness. Literally nothing about me is white except for my skin colour.

On Democracy:

It’s a broken kind of democracy that allows a majority of voters to impose their wishes on the rest of us.

On sexual relations between men and women:

Men who are attracted to women clearly have feminine tastes and are therefore probably gay.

I have posed nude for Penthouse in an effort to dismantle the patriarchy from within.

If you only have sex with people you find attractive, you might want to ask yourself why you’re such a superficial bigot.

On fat shaming:

You’ll notice there’s not a single obese player in the England football team. This kind of discrimination is precisely why the fat acceptance movement is so essential.” 

On homophobia:

We need to distinguish between bad homophobia and good homophobia. Bad homophobia is when a Christian bakery refuses to make a cake with a gay slogan. Good homophobia is when children are prevented from learning about gay rights in the name of Allah.

On Jussie Smollett:

It is absolutely essential that we believe Jussie Smollett. If we don’t, other people who haven’t been attacked might not have the courage to come forward.

And, from her Twitter account, this recent reflection on hate speech:

Given that hate speech is not possible without  free speech, and defense of free speech is a form of hate speech.

Nothing quite like exposing stupidity to the light of day. Sunlight, after all, is still the best disinfectant.

          Ecuador Hacked After Julian Assange Arrest      Comment   Translate Page      

Two days after the Thursday arrest of Julian Assange at Ecuador's London embassy, several government websites were hacked; including Ecuador's official website, the Central Bank of Ecuador, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ecuadorian Assembly in the UK, according to Gateway Pundit's Cassandra Fairbanks, who was in London last week and documented the run-up to Assange's arrest. 

Concurrent with the breach, a hacking group operating under the name "AL1NE3737#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F2019_04_14%2F218872" released a database containing the full names and passwords for what appear to be 728 Ecuadorian government employees. 

Furthermore, Ecuador's sites were hit with Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. According to DefCon Lab.

Among those involved in these attacks stand out from the groups / hacker DeathLaw , 5UB5, Cyb3r C0nven Security and Al1ne ( Pryzraky ).

DoS actions has consistently been against the Ecuadorian government targets, the country that gave Julian Assange to the UK police." -DefCon Lab

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The hacker Al1ne ( Pryzraky ) performed page defacements against and released a list of vulnerable targets related to the government of Ecuador

As noted by Fairbanks, "The cyber attack was reminiscent of 2010’s “Operation Avenge Assange” which was launched by the broader “Operation Payback” effort. The movement lead to hacktivists hitting companies such as PayPal, PostFinance, Mastercard, Visa, and others who had blocked services to WikiLeaks with a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack. This is when a website is flooded with fake traffic until it crashes and goes offline." 

Following Assange's Thursday arrest, more than 70 MPs and peers signed a letter urging the UK home secretary to ensure that the WikiLeaks founder is extradited to Sweden if Swedish authorities request it. 

Sweden is considering whether to open a previously-dropped investigation into allegations of rape and sexual assault against Assange. 

The United States, meanwhile, wants to try Assange for the largest-ever leak of government secrets in 2010.  On Thursday, the Justice Department hit him with an indictment that claims the WikiLeaks founder helped former US Army intelligence analyst crack DoD password using Linux.  

"The indictment alleges that in March 2010, Assange engaged in a conspiracy with Chelsea Manning, a former intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army, to assist Manning in cracking a password stored on U.S. Department of Defense computers connected to the Secret Internet Protocol Network (SIPRNet), a U.S. government network used for classified documents and communications," reads a DOJ press release

Materials Manning released included videos of various US airstrikes in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the "Iraq War Logs" and "Afghan War Diary." 

Assange faces five years in prison if convicted in the Manning case. 


          You are watched over and protected by all the Heavens, and by the Custodians of the Earth       Comment   Translate Page      
Message from Archangel Michael via Sarah Hall



This month’s Angel messages bring us insights from one of my favorite Angelic guides, Archangel Michael. Archangel Michael is the protector and guardian of the Earth. His mission is to clear the planet of all darkness and fear. Archangel Michael wants you to know that if you have been feeling drained, irritable, or lacking in hope, direction or inspiration, you have most likely absorbed lower energy. According to Michael this lower energy, in spiritual truth, is not real. It is the illusion of the absence of Love. In truth, it is impossible for love to be absent. Love is our infinite, omnipresent and immutable source. So in truth, there is absolutely nothing to fear.

Archangel Michael understands with perfect compassion that while we’re in human bodies living in a material world, earthbound rules and conditions do affect us. One of those conditions is that dark energy can lower our mood and make us feel depleted. Archangel Michael wants you to know that if you have been feeling this way, there is an easy solution to healing it. If you are feeling drained, irritable, or low in any manner, the first step to take is to simply become aware that the root cause of this is an unloving thought. Take a moment to evaluate your thoughts and beliefs. Have you been identifying with the fears of another person, or perhaps with the stories told by the media? Perhaps you have taken on negativity either by judging someone, feeling sorry for them, or becoming angry. When we identify with the negativity or fear of others in any way, even through our own empathy, we are absorbing dark energy. Identifying with fear causes us to become one with it and to take on its effects.

According to Archangel Michael, when this occurs there is absolutely no need to struggle to rid yourself of the dark energy. Simply take a deep, calming breath, and without any self-judgment or need to analyze the unloving thought, call upon Archangel Michael to clear you. Archangel Michael will rush to your side as instantly as you think his name and give you whatever help, clearing or protection you require. Michael is able to extend his aid to your loved ones, or to any world issue that may be in your heart or mind. Michael is completely unlimited by space and time so he is capable of being fully focused and present in many places at once. Archangel Michael invites you to call upon him for help with absolutely anything you may be struggling with, no matter how big or how small.

Archangel Michael says that he can see that many of us may currently be carrying fear over world issues such as the U.S. election, environmental concerns, or violence occurring in the world. He wants you to know that while your love, compassion, and urge to bring help and resolution to these issues is absolutely perfect and beautiful, there is no need for you to personally take on the fear or darkness associated with these concerns. In fact, according to Archangel Michael, you are your most effective, inspiring, and helpful when you stay in a state of Love and Faith, and take whatever form of positive action for change that may call to you.

Rest assured that the burdens of the world lie not on your shoulders alone, says Archangel Michael. You are watched over and protected by all the Heavens, and by the Custodians of the Earth. Many of you were brought here for the purpose of aiding in solving global issues. Do you feel the passion and concern stirring in your heart when you hear of the concerns that face humanity? That is the call of your very soulthat part of you which remembers your purpose and longs to set the world free. If you want to make a difference, listen to that inner calling today. Allow us Angels to clear your heart of doubt, indecision, and fear so that you can feel the resounding Truth of Gods hope for humanity. The solutions to all of humanitys problems exist in spiritual vibration. You have the power to call those solutions into being by believing in them and living from a state of love, faith and hope each day. Call upon us Angels and we will lovingly guide you forward on this path in each moment of your life.


          Madabhushi Sridhar – RTI : Large number of vacancies in SICs across India, Defunct in AP, inadequate in Telangana      Comment   Translate Page      

The reading of Sections 7 and 19 of the RTI Act makes it clear that the RTI Act is a time-bound legislation for effectively exercising the Fundamental Right to Information guaranteed in Article 19 of the Constitution of India. However, the CIC and SICs which are the final appellate authorities under the RTI Act, and are the guardians of the[Read More...]

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          Former MI5 Agent on Assange’s Arrest — Tatchell: “Why is Assange Being Pursued & Not NYTimes or the Guardian? It Smacks of Double Standards”      Comment   Translate Page      
RT UK Published on Apr 11, 2019 “His mission has always been very clear, to expose and impose transparency”, says Annie Machon, Former MI5 Agent, following Julian Assange’s arrest. end
          Yemeni bodegas boycott New York Post over attacks on Ilhan Omar      Comment   Translate Page      

Murdoch-owned paper published front page that Yemeni American Merchants Association says ‘provoked hatred’

A group of New York corner-store owners has announced a boycott on the sale of the New York Post, arguing that the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper’s attacks on the congresswoman Ilhan Omar are making Muslim Americans less safe.

On Thursday, the Post published a front page featuring an image of the World Trade Center towers in flames on 11 September 2001 and a quote suggesting that Omar, a Somali American congresswoman from Minnesota who wears a hijab, had minimized the seriousness of the terror attacks in a speech last month.

Related: Ilhan Omar defended by Democrats after Trump uses 9/11 video in attack

This is ugly pic.twitter.com/R2XVyS4dq8

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          The Bannon Link: Using Trump Playbook to Attack Pope Francis      Comment   Translate Page      

Yesterday, I wrote,

Benedict's poisonous letter; Cardinal Sarah's toxic bile: these are part and parcel of a bigger initiative, coordinated and heavily funded by right-wing Catholic money, especially in the U.S., to Trumpize the Catholic church. Bannon is at the very center of this.

I also featured a tweet by Richard Engel of NBC News announcing that NBC is going to do a report on Bannon tomorrow (Sunday, 14 April) with the following focus:

Steve Bannon is on a new crusade to reform the Vatican. Critics say he, and a movement, are using the same playbook that helped President Trump into the White House against @Pontifex.

Now today, the digital edition of The Guardian has been featuring all day long as its lead article a report by Mark Townsend with the title "Steve Bannon 'told Italy's populist leader: Pope Francis is the enemy.'" Townsend writes, 

Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon advised Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini to attack the pope over the issue of migration, according to sources close to the Italian far right. 
During a meeting in Washington in April 2016, Bannon – who would within a few months take up his role as head of Trump's presidential campaign – suggested the leader of Italy's anti-immigration League party should start openly targeting Pope Francis, who has made the plight of refugees a cornerstone of his papacy. 
"Bannon advised Salvini himself that the actual pope is a sort of enemy. He suggested for sure to attack, frontally," said a senior League insider with knowledge of the meeting in an interview with the website SourceMaterial.

 Townsend also notes, 

Bannon has steadily been building opposition to Francis through his Dignitatis Humanae Institute, based in a 13th-century mountaintop monastery not far from Rome. 
In January 2017, Bannon became a patron of the institute, whose honorary president is Cardinal Raymond Burke, an ultra-conservative who believes organised networks of homosexuals are spreading a "gay agenda" in the Vatican.

In a statement entitled "In the Dark Times," Josh Marshall wrote yesterday,

Over the last three weeks a series of events have taken place which may seem individual but need to be viewed in a joined context. Together they've put us in a much different, darker place as a country. 

Yes. And I want to propose that we would be short-sighted if we did not see that, at this same dark time in American political life, the circle around Ratzinger has gone on the attack in the Catholic church — as if emboldened by Trump's recent "victories" (notably, with the handling of the Mueller report) that are propelling the darkness in the U.S. now and emboldening Trump and his allies around the world.

          Apr 14, Midmorning Prayer for Sunday of the 6th week of Lent      Comment   Translate Page      

Ribbon Placement:
Liturgy of the Hours Vol. II:
Ordinary: 1054
Complementary Psalmody: 1651 (Midmorning)
Proper of Seasons: 425 (antiphon, reading, concluding prayer)

Midmorning Prayer for Passion Sunday in the Holy Week, using the Complementary Psalmody

God, come to my assistance.
Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

HYMN

1. God Father, praise and glory
Your children come to sing.
Goodwill and peace to mankind.
The gifts your kingdom brings.

Refrain:
O most Holy Trinity.
Undivided Unity;
Holy God, Mighty God.
God Immortal, be adored.

2. And you, Lord Coeternal,
God's sole begotten Son;
O Jesus. King anointed.
You have redemption won.

Refrain:
O most Holy Trinity.
Undivided Unity;
Holy God, Mighty God.
God Immortal, be adored.

3. O Holy Ghost, Creator
The Gift of God most high;
Life, love and holy wisdom,
Our weakness now supply.

Refrain:
O most Holy Trinity.
Undivided Unity;
Holy God, Mighty God.
God Immortal, be adored.

𝄞"God Father, Praise and Glory" by Rebecca Hincke • Title: God Father, Praise and Glory; Text: anon; Translator: John Rothensteiner, 1936, alt.; Melody: Gott Vater! Sel Gepriesen; Music: Mains Gesangbuch, 183; Artist: Rebecca Hincke; (c) 2016 Surgeworks, Inc. • Albums that contain this Hymn: Divine Office

PSALMODY

Ant. 1 Before the feast of the Passover Jesus knew that his hour had come; he had always loved those who were his own, and now he would show them the depth of his love.

Psalm 120
Longing for peace

To the Lord in the hour of my distress
I call and he answers me.
“O Lord, save my soul from lying lips,
from the tongue of the deceitful.”

What shall he pay you in return,
O treacherous tongue?
The warrior’s arrows sharpened
and coals, red-hot, blazing.

Alas, that I abide a stranger in Meshech,
dwell among the tents of Kedar!

Long enough have I been dwelling
with those who hate peace.
I am for peace, but when I speak,
they are for fighting.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Psalm 121
Guardian of his people

Never again will they hunger and thirst, never again know scorching heat (Revelation 7:16)

I lift up my eyes to the mountains;
from where shall come my help?
My help shall come from the Lord
who made heaven and earth.

May he never allow you to stumble!
Let him sleep not, your guard.
No, he sleeps not nor slumbers,
Israel’s guard.

The Lord is your guard and your shade;
at your right side he stands.
By day the sun shall not smite you
nor the moon in the night.

The Lord will guard you from evil,
he will guard your soul.
The Lord will guard your going and coming
both now and for ever.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Psalm 122
The holy city, Jerusalem

You have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem (Hebrews 12:22)

I rejoiced when I heard them say:
Let us go to God’s house.
And now our feet are standing
within your gates, O Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is built as a city
strongly compact.
It is there that the tribes go up,
the tribes of the Lord.

For Israel’s law it is,
there to praise the Lord’s name.
There were set the thrones of judgment
of the house of David.

For the peace of Jerusalem pray:
“Peace be to your homes!
May peace reign in your walls,
in your palaces, peace!”

For love of my brethren and friends
I say: Peace upon you.
For love of the house of the Lord
I will ask for your good.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Ant. Before the feast of the Passover Jesus knew that his hour had come; he had always loved those who were his own, and now he would show them the depth of his love.

READING 2 Corinthians 4:10-12

Continually we carry about in our bodies the dying of Jesus, so that in our bodies the life of Jesus may also be revealed. While we live we are constantly being delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be revealed in our mortal flesh. Death is at work in us, but life in you.

Sacred Silence (indicated by a bell)
A moment to reflect and receive in our hearts the full resonance of the voice of the Holy Spirit and to unite our personal prayer more closely with the word of God and public voice of the Church.

He freely gave himself up in sacrifice.
He said no word in his own defense.

CONCLUDING PRAYER

Almighty ever-living God,
who as an example of humility
for the human race to follow,
caused our savior to take flesh
and submit to the Cross,
graciously grant that
we may heed his lesson of patient suffering
and so merit a share in his Resurrection.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

ACCLAMATION (only added when praying in community)

Let us praise the Lord.
And give him thanks.

The English translation of The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission by Surgeworks, Inc for the Divine Office Catholic Ministry. DivineOffice.org website, podcast, apps and all related media is © 2006-2019 Surgeworks, Inc. All rights reserved.

          RFU must tackle Billy Vunipola, and homophobia in the game, head on      Comment   Translate Page      

Union trumpets its commitment to inclusion and diversity and now is the time to marry action with slogans in dealing with England player

“You don’t want to mess around with that stuff as you open yourself up to ridicule. I just don’t want that stuff coming back to me, I’ll stay out of it.” It is now astonishing to think those are the words of Billy Vunipola explaining his self-imposed social media ban only a month ago. Whatever compelled him to end it, there is far more than ridicule now heading his way.

Quite what Vunipola thought he was achieving by offering his public support to Australia’s Israel Folau, who had claimed that “hell awaits” homosexuals, is not clear but one by one on Friday the statements of disapproval arrived. The Rugby Football Union came first, then Saracens, the players’ union, Premiership Rugby and Channel 4, which wasted no time in dropping Vunipola as one of the faces of its rugby coverage.

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           Comment on Episode 4: Magic and Mormonism by Tom Bennett       Comment   Translate Page      
I really like the flow of this podcast with the music in the background at some parts and the interjection of various guest. I must admit I was a little confused at the start thinking I was listening to the wrong episode. I was fascinated to hear about the "veil" or "the caul" that Joseph was born with. My Grandmother Jean from the North GA mountains talked about girls being born in our family and having the veil. They were said to be able to see the future. I was very interested in hearing more about the rodsmen who apparently had been a prototype of early mormonism. The information on guardian spirits on treasure and how that all worked was fascinating. I was pleased to hear about animal sacrifice as being a jewish and christian tradition. So many christians are scared of satanists, thinking they engage in such behavior, when in actuality it is their own practice. D. Michael Quinn's book is exceptional. I picked it up last summer at Sunstone and have slowly picked my way through it. His attention to the details of historical fact is astounding. The occult does not imply evil, it simply means "that which is hidden." Quinn brings it gently into the light.
          'Double Dare Live' Announces Spring 2019 Tour Dates      Comment   Translate Page      
NICKELODEON’S DOUBLE DARE KICKS OFF 2019 LEG OF MULTI-CITY U.S. TOUR, HOSTED BY MARC SUMMERS AND ORIGINAL SIDEKICK ROBIN RUSSO

Double Dare Live, Produced in Partnership with
Red Tail Productions, LLC and CB Entertainment, to Visit
More Cities Across North America This Spring

Tickets on Sale Friday, Jan. 25

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Red Tail Productions LLC and Charlie Blum Entertainment/CB Entertainment, in partnership with Nickelodeon, have announced new tour dates for Double Dare Live, a multi-city live stage tour inspired by the iconic TV game show Double Dare!

Update (4/12) - Fall/Winter 2019 dates now available!

Coming off of a successful fall 2018 tour, Double Dare Live – featuring original host Marc Summers and his beloved sidekick Robin Russo – will resume touring on Tuesday, March 26 in Lancaster, PA and will tour North America this Spring, playing in 30 North American cities along the way!

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. For a limited time, fans subscribed to the official DD Fan Club can purchase tickets right now, ensuring that they get the to the best seats in the house, using the club's exclusive early access pre-sale system. Check your email inbox now!

Update (2/4): Double Dare Live has just added 14 more locations and 15 more performances to its itinerary! Tickets for the new dates and locations, below, go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 8 at 10 a.m. (local time). Fans subscribed to the official DD Fan Club will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets during a limited 24 hour window from Tuesday, February 5, 2019 starting at 10:00am local time, ensuring that they get the to the best seats in the house, using the club's exclusive early access pre-sale system. Check your email inbox now!

Fans can visit doubledarelivetour.com for a list of upcoming Double Dare Live tour cities, times and ticket information.

Inspired by the iconic TV game show Double Dare, Double Dare Live features two teams comprised of selected audience members competing to win prizes by answering brain-bending trivia questions, completing messy physical challenges, and ultimately facing the legendary obstacle course.

Attendees can register to be a contestant on Double Dare Live by completing the Official Rules and Waiver Form on doubledarelivetour.com. Participants must be 10 years or older to be eligible to be Contestants. Only persons 18 years or older can complete the Waiver Form; a parent or legal guardian 18 years or older must complete the Official Rules and Waiver Form for children under 18 years of age. When you’ve read, completed and signed the Waiver Form, hit ‘Submit’ and it will be entered into the database for each city. When you arrive at the venue, go to the Registration Table to verify that you’ve completed Official Rules and Waiver form, and present a valid photo ID and you and any family members that you registered will be given wrist bands which indicate to the show’s host that you are eligible to be a contestant on stage. Please wear athletic shoes if you hope to be called on stage.

Fans can also upgrade their tickets to the DD VIP Experience, featuring premium show seating, a pre-show meet & greet photo opportunity with Marc Summers and Robin Russo, and an official Double Dare Live tour laminate souvenir. There are a limited number of DD VIP Experience tickets which must be purchased in advance. They are designated as ‘VIP Tickets’ in each city’s ticketing system. Purchasers should plan to arrive at the theatre approximately 90 minutes in advance of the show start time. (Check for exact details when you purchase tickets, since timing changes slightly from city to city.) Each adult and child in a group must have a DD VIP Ticket. Go to the check-in table and pick up your DD VIP laminate. Patrons will be directed to the meet & greet which ends approximately 30 minutes prior to show start time. Latecomers risk missing the opportunity.

The highly anticipated return of the Double Dare series premiered in the summer of 2018 on Nickelodeon and ranked as the year’s No. 1 new kids show with kids 6-11, while retaining the core adult audience who grew up with the original television show. The new Double Dare is hosted by digital creator and actress Liza Koshy, with original host Marc Summers providing color commentary on the challenges and lending his vast knowledge of the game and expertise to each episode. Following the success of the first season, a second season is currently in pre-production, and is set to be filmed in L.A. Click here for details on how you can be on the show!


“Hosting the Double Dare Live tour couldn’t be any more exciting, and I look forward to continuing to bring the fun and messiness of ‘Double Dare’ to audiences across the country,” Summers said. “Doing the show again with my sidekick Robin will fulfill childhood dreams of the generation that grew up with us and introduce this classic show to the next generation.”

NICKELODEON’S DOUBLE DARE LIVE TOUR CITIES AND DATES - SPRING 2019:

Lancaster, PA
American Music Theatre
3/26/2019 @ 7:30pm

Newark, NJ
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
3/27/2019 @ 7:00pm
Previous date rescheduled due to snow storm. Sold Out.

Philadelphia, PA
Kimmel Center
3/28/2019 @ 7:30pm
3/29/2019 @ 8:00pm

Lynn, MA
The Lynn Auditorium
3/30/2019 @ 7:00pm

Red Bank, NJ
Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center for the Arts
3/31/2019 @ 7:00pm

Hartford, CT
Bushnell Theatre
4/2/2019 @ 7:30pm
Previous date rescheduled. On Sale Now.

New York, NY
Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
4/3/2019 @ 8:30pm

Wilkes-Barre, PA
F.M. Kirby Center
4/5/2019 @ 7:30pm

Huntington, WV
Big Sandy Superstore Arena
4/6/2019 @ 7:30pm

Louisville, KY
The Louisville Palace Theatre
4/7/2019 @ 6:00pm

New Orleans, LA
Saenger Theatre
4/9/19 @ 7:00pm

San Antonio, TX
Majestic Theatre
4/10/2019 @ 7:30pm

Sugar Land, TX
Smart Financial Centre
4/11/2019 @ 8:00pm

Grand Prairie, TX
The Theatre at Grand Prairie
4/13/2019 @ 7:00pm

Austin, TX
Bass Concert Hall
4/14/2019 @ 7:00pm

Minneapolis, MI
The State Theatre
5/1/2019 @ 7:30pm

Green Bay, WI
Resch Center Theatre
5/2/2019 @ 7:30pm

Waukegan, IL
The Genesee Theatre
5/3/2019 @ 7:30pm

Springfield, MO
Juanita K. Hammons Hall
5/4/2019 @ 7:30pm

Peoria, IL
Peoria Civic Center Theatre
5/5/2019 @ 7:00pm

St. Louis. MO
Fabulous Fox Theatre
5/7/2019 @ 7:30pm

Atlanta, GA
Fox Theatre
5/9/2019 @ 7:30pm

Orlando, FL
Bob Carr Theater
5/10/2019 @ 8:00pm

Clearwater, FL
Ruth Eckerd Hall
5/11/2019 @ 8:00pm

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Broward Center – Au Rene Theater
5/12/2019 @ 7:30pm

Detroit, MI
Fox Theatre
5/15/2019 @ 7:00pm

Akron, OH
Akron Civic Theatre
5/16/2019 @ 8:00pm

Indiana, PA
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex
5/17/2019 @ 8:00pm

Providence, RI
Providence Performing Arts Center
5/18/2019 @ 7:00pm

Morristown, NJ
Mayo Performing Arts Center
5/19/2019 @ 1:00pm
5/19/2019 @ 7:00pm

Additional dates include: Boston, MA; New Orleans, LA; Houston, TX; San Antonio, TX; Dallas, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Atlanta, GA; Orlando, FL; Clearwater, FL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Detroit, MI; Akron, OH; Indiana, PA; Providence, RI; and Morristown, NJ.

Don't see your city?

The 2019 touring schedule will be updated regularly as dates are made public in each city. Several weeks of additional spring tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more cities soon!

Fans can also purchase awesome Double Dare Live swag here on the official Double Dare Live store.

Double Dare premiered on Oct. 6, 1986 on Nickelodeon and ran from 1986-1993, making it the network’s longest running game show. Summers served as the show’s original host from 1986-1993. Shortly after its debut, Double Dare became one of the most popular original daily programs on cable television. The series went into syndication in 1988 and was later revived as Super Sloppy Double Dare in 1989. The show also ran on broadcast television as Family Double Dare in 1988, followed by new versions on Nickelodeon, including Double Dare 2000.

Double Dare Live is produced by Red Tail Productions, LLC and CB Entertainment.

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Red Tail Productions, LLC

CEO Phillip Drayer and President Marc Engel produce and present a wide variety of entertainment throughout North America, including the acclaimed Broadway hit A Night with Janis Joplin (Tony Nomination), the spectacular Do You Hear the People Sing, Cirque Musica, Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live and Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure. Through its division Red Tail-Live, the company has a tremendous track record of producing and presenting live entertainment in a variety of venues, theatres, performing arts centers and arenas throughout the U.S. and Canada presenting over a hundred events annually, spanning genres from Broadway Musicals to Country and Pop, to Classic Rock, Jazz and Comedy, and featuring heritage artists such as Tony Bennett, Alan Jackson, Norah Jones, Dolly Parton, Harry Connick, Jr., The Beach Boys, Bill Maher, and Martina McBride.

About CB Entertainment

Charlie Blum is a renowned entertainment industry executive with over 40 years of experience as a major concert promoter, talent buyer, theatre executive, television producer and artist manager. He served for almost three decades as President/CEO for Chicagoland’s premier concert facility, the Star Plaza Theatre, following more than ten years as a Vice President with the Nederlander Concerts. Charlie has worked with virtually every major artist in show business, presenting thousands of concerts featuring performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Garth Brooks, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, The Jackson Five, Christina Aguilera, The Grateful Dead, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, Rod Stewart and Cher. He has executive-produced four nationally released PBS television shows, most recently, the groundbreaking “Harmonies 4 Healing” with partner Connecticut Public Broadcasting. Charlie is also the host of Lakeshore Classic Movies every weekend on PBS in Chicago.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

From Dallas Observer:

Double Dare’s Marc Summers Never Gets Tired of Hearing That He Made Your Childhood Awesome

When people see game show host and television producer Marc Summers outside of their TVs or childhood memories, he says he loves it when they come up to him, politely introduce themselves and tell him that they grew up watching him host Nickelodeon's messy kids' game show Double Dare.

"I get that every day and I love it," Summers says. "Because people grew up with it, the show had a huge influence on so many people and I find it amazing and fantastic."

Double Dare is more than 30 years old, and it's been part of the regular childhood TV diet of several generations of kids. Its multiple spinoffs, like the syndicated Super Sloppy Double Dare and Fox's prime-time version Family Double Dare and the reruns, aired long after the show's final episode. Last year, Nickelodeon brought the show back with Summers and YouTube comedy star turned TV host Liza Koshy for a whole new generation of kids and their parents who fondly remember rooting for contestants as they tried to find a flag in a giant pair of nostrils filled with neon green snot or run up the chocolate-covered slope to get to the bottom of the Sundae Slide.

The show has become such a big hit again that Nickelodeon launched a Double Dare Live tour just like the ones in the ’80s and ’90s. Summers and the game show's sets, props and obstacles are roaming all over the country to give kids and their parents a chance to win cash and prizes in their hometown. Summers' show will be in DFW on Saturday at The Theatre at Grand Prairie.

Summers says he's been trying to get Double Dare back on Nickelodeon for years. However, the tone of the network's non-animated shows shifted from rebellious kid fare like The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Clarissa Explains It All and You Can't Do That on Television to bubblegum pop comedies like iCarly, Big Time Rush and (cue shivers) Fred: The Show.

"I'd been trying to bring it back for 10 years and Nickelodeon wasn't budging on it," Summers says. "Then I saw they started thinking about picking up old shows like Blue's Clues and Clarissa and I just texted the management saying, 'Am I getting the next phone call?' And a few days later, I got an email saying, 'Give us a call.'"

Double Dare first appeared on TV schedules in 1986, starting a 10-year run that lasted long beyond its final episode in reruns. The show also helped bring the first big wave of watchers to Nickelodeon.

Summers, an Indiana native, had worked in Los Angeles as an actor, stand-up comedian and magician since the late 1970s before the network hired him to host the game show that pitted two teams of kids in a 30-minute game of trivia dares and messy physical challenges. Summers' smiling and sportive emcee style, splashy sport jackets and show-starting shouts of "On your mark, get set, go!" made him a perfect fit for the food-flinging game show that still bills itself as the messiest on television. Double Dare became one of the network's first certified hits right out of the starting gate.

"Back in the day when Nickelodeon was putting things together, they did a lot of research and found out that kids didn't have their own game show," Summers says. "They were living vicariously through their parents who were watching The Price is Right. So they decided that kids were already playing Truth or Dare on the playground back in the day and they added the mess and an obstacle course and it turned into what it turned into. Cable was in its infancy and Nick needed something to shout out big, 'Come and watch us!'"

“Cable was in its infancy and Nickelodeon needed something to shout out big, ‘Come and watch us!’ ” — Marc Summers

Double Dare also made Summers an emcee TV star. He scored guest appearances across cable TV and the networks on other game shows, hosted his own talk shows and made guest appearances on late night talk shows.

His infamous appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno next to a notably cranky Burt Reynolds led to a series of verbal jabs about the late movie star's recent divorce and Summers' career before they poured mugs of water on each other and ended the bizarre segment with a pie fight and a hug.

The show's wild success prompted the first live tour to theaters where kids could get up on stage and make a mess for cash and prizes. However, the prizes they offered on the live tour weren't all that impressive, something Summers says he remarked on into his microphone at one of the live shows at which the sponsor was sitting in the audience.

"We would give away trips to Space Camp and on Fox, we were giving away cars and trips to Europe so I would say, 'If you get through obstacle No. 1, you get a box of Blow Pops and if you get through obstacle No. 2, we'll give you tickets to a movie.' And there was a sponsor that I can't name right now but it was a national sponsor who was in the audience and they didn't tell me," Summers says. "I said they would win a $10 gift certificate to this place and I looked down at the audience because I saw the Nickelodeon executives were there and I said, 'Come on, we can do better than this,' and they freaked out."

Summers says he's sure every contestant will be happy with the prizes on his current tour.

"Now we're giving away cash," he says. "People always like money."

The show also gave Summers a long-lasting television career in front of the camera as a host of shows like the long-running food documentary series Unwrapped on the Food Network and behind the camera as a producer on reality shows like Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant: Impossible. He also appears in an upcoming nature documentary series for the Discovery Channel. Summers says his son and daughter have also followed his footsteps into the TV business as a TV producer and editor, respectively.

"I'll be 68 in November, and I always feel like I've never worked a day in my life," Summers says. "I'll keep going and people seem to keep coming and I guess they'll tell me when it's time to stop."

“I'll be 68 in November, and I always feel like I've never worked a day in my life.” — Marc Summers

Nickelodeon celebrated Double Dare's 30th anniversary in 2016 and brought Summers, announcer John Harvey and co-host and production assistant Robin Russo back together for a reunion special. Nickelodeon's new management started to commission reboots of some of the show's most memorable programs, like the sitcom Clarissa Explains It All starring Melissa Joan Hart and All That, which launched the TV comedy career of Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson, who is an executive producer of the kids' sketch show revival, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A new Double Dare launched in 2018 that looks and sounds just like the original show, with a theme song that pumps out guitar riffs like a semi-auto confetti cannon and a loud, color-clashing set that the fashion conscious called "cool" in the '80s. Summers says the show reaches two audiences at once now with the lively Koshy as its new host for the YouTube generation and Summers as her co-host for the adults who grew up watching him.

"It was very smart because Liza has 15 or 20 million viewers through YouTube and there's a whole generation who don't know who she is but know who I am and vice versa," Summers says. "She's very open and sweet about taking direction, and very respectful. We’re actually really good friends. She comes to me for advice and it's worked out quite well. Not anybody can just walk in and do a game show even after being trained. It ain’t that easy, but she's incredibly bright and very funny and she picked it up in a nanosecond."

The live tour that was spawned by the show's most recent success picks both kids and adults in the crowd as contestants. Summers says each live show gives him an even more unique opportunity to see how Double Dare has grown over the last 33 years.

"When we raise the curtain and they see the set for the first time, we get a huge scream and people go crazy. And then we reveal the next curtain and the obstacle course comes out," Summers says. "The thing I love about it is even though we're only bringing 60 to 70 people up, everyone walks out feeling good and feeling participatory and involved. It's fascinating."

The tour also gives Summers a chance to meet fans who now span two generations of TV watchers, he says.

"A lot of times, there will be four grown-ups and I'll say, 'Where are the kids?' and they say, 'Oh heck, we left them at home,'" Summers says. "They all have stories about how we built an obstacle course in the living room and how Mom sent me to my room for a week. Everyone has a story and it's fascinating. I'm learning on this tour the impact of this show, and it's truly fascinating to me.

"People will say, 'Oh you probably don't want to hear this.' I do want to hear it. The fact that anybody remembers is great."

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More Nick: Nick Jr. Live! "Move To The Music" U.S. Theatrical Tour To Debut Fall 2019!

Originally published: Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Additional sources: NEPA Scene, Broadway World (II), MLive.
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Called the "harshest band in America" by The Guardian, NAILS has returned to unleash their relentless fury once again with the release of a new song, 'I Don't Want To Know You.' The digital single out now is accompanied by the ripping B-side 'Endless Resistance,' which features guest Max Cavalera (ex-SEPULTURA, SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY). Pre-orders are now available for a limited edition 7" vinyl that will be released on June 7th and will include an additional remix of 'Endless Resistance' by PETBRICK (Wayne Adams, Iggor Cavalera). »I Don't Want To Know You« was tracked by NAILS drummer Taylor Young, mixed by Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE) at GodCity Studio, and is the band’s first recording to feature their second guitarist Leon del Muerte (MURDER CONSTRUCT, NAUSEA, EXHUMED). NAILS has also unveiled a music video for the new single that was directed by Nico Poalillo (GHOST, CHELSEA WOLFE). Watch now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8mNK0vAk2s Pre-order »I Don't Want To Know You« 7" vinyl here: http://nuclearblast.com/nails-idwtky Listen to the track in the NB Novelties Playlists: http://nblast.de/SpotifyNovelties / http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNovelties News of NAILS' single coincides with their announcement of a North American headline tour with support from MISERY INDEX, DEVOURMENT and OUTER HEAVEN that will take place in June. Tickets are on sale here: http://nuclearblast.com/nails-tour w/ MISERY INDEX, DEVOURMENT, OUTER HEAVEN 07.06. USA St. Louis, MO - The Firebird* 08.06. USA Chicago, IL - Metro 09.06. USA Detroit, MI - The Shelter 10.06. CDN Toronto, ON - The Opera House 11.06. CDN Montréal, QC - Club Soda 12.06. USA Cambridge, MA - The Middle East 13.06. USA Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg 14.06. USA Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer 15.06. USA Baltimore, MD - Soundstage 16.06. USA Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre *no MISERY INDEX
          Russell T Davies: Casting Emma Thompson was a dream come true      Comment   Translate Page      
The actress plays celebrity turned politician Vivienne Rook in Years & Years.
          BLIND GUARDIAN - Re-Issues OUT NOW!      Comment   Translate Page      
Today, BLIND GUARDIAN release the re-issues for their classic albums "The Forgotten Tales", "Tokyo Tales" and "Live" on 2CD digipack and 2LP / 3LP gatefold vinyl format, in a variety of limited edition colours. Get your copy here: https://www.nuclearblast.com/blindguardian-reissues Also, the band kick off the pre-order for their upcoming picture-LP series which include the albums "Battalions Of Fear", "Follow The Blind", "Tales From The Twilight World", "Somewhere Far Beyond", and "Imaginations From The Other Side" on Picture-LPs and a collector's picture box slipcase and a collector's picture box. Pre-order your copies here: http://nblast.de/BGPictureLPReIssues Recently, BLIND GUARDIAN revealed a new history episode for the album "The Forgotten Tales". Watch the clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJykN40rRzE
          New drama Years & Years reminds star of Black Mirror      Comment   Translate Page      
Rory Kinnear plays Stephen Lyons in the series penned by Russell T Davies.
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Mercurio said he deliberately used names that could be turned into H, creating a series of red herrings in the show.
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          Descoperire şocantă într-o clinică de fertilizare in vitro: Directorul şi-a folosit propria spermă şi a devenit tatăl a 49 de copii      Comment   Translate Page      
Testele ADN arată că Jan Karbaat, directorul unei clinici de fertilizare din Olanda, care a murit în 2017, și-a folosit sperma, în loc de cea a donatorilor, devenind tatăl biologic a 49 de copii născuți prin fertilizarea in vitro, scrie www.theguardian.com, potrivit Mediafax.
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          PRAYER REQUEST: 3-Year-Old Abducted from Legal American Guardians in Kenya      Comment   Translate Page      
A three-year-old boy was taken from his American legal guardians in Kenya last week. Americans have rallied around the couple in order to return him to his home. 
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Publishers Weekly reports a new and upcoming Brontë-related novel:
PW is first to report that, five days after receiving the manuscript, Atria’s Daniella Wexler preempted a debut historical novel, Brontë’s Mistress by Finola Austin, based on the true, heretofore untold story of Lydia Robinson and her affair with Branwell Brontë. According to the publisher, “the novel gives voice to the courageous, flawed, complex woman slandered in Elizabeth Gaskell’s The Life of Charlotte Brontë as the ‘wicked’ elder seductress who corrupted the young Brontë brother, driving him to an early grave and bringing on the downfall of the entire Brontë family.” Danielle Egan-Miller at Browne & Miller negotiated the deal for world English and audio rights. (Liz Hartman)
Keighley News reports Easter activities at the Parsonage: 
We're really enjoying the spring sunshine at the moment, as are some early Easter visitors to the museum.
Some schools have already broken up for the Easter holidays, and as such the museum is bustling with visitors.
We’ve got free talks and walks through the holiday period so visitors can enjoy 20-minute talks at 2pm every day, on a range of subjects, depending on the specialist interest of our wonderful and knowledgeable museum assistants and volunteers.
You might get to hear about life and death in Haworth, learn about the Bronte servants, or the early years of the Brontë siblings. Each talk is unique!
On Wednesday April 24 instead of the talks we will be leading a guided walk up onto Penistone Hill (weather permitting!) to get a sense of the landscape which was so inspirational to the Bronte family.
And also on holiday Wednesdays we have our popular Wild Wednesday drop-in workshops. In the first workshop you’ll be able to make Easter bunny cards, and the second workshop continues the Easter theme with the opportunity to make beautiful Paper Easter Eggs – much healthier than chocolate ones!
All these activities are free with admission to the museum.
Spring also brings the return of our Late Night Thursdays, where you get to experience the museum after hours. These late nights occur on the third Thursday of every month, so our first this year is April 18 – just a few days before Charlotte Brontë’s 203rd birthday!
Visiting the Parsonage that evening will be characters who knew Charlotte well – Tabby, the Brontës’ faithful and long-serving housekeeper, and John Brown, the sexton and Branwell’s drinking partner – and they’ll be sharing their knowledge about life in the Parsonage with Charlotte and her sisters.
After 5.30pm admission is free to visitors who live in the BD22, BD21, and BD20 postcode areas and Thornton, birthplace of the Brontës. Last admission is 7pm.
Spring is also a fantastic time to experience our new audio experience, which features the poems of Emily Brontë set to music by The Unthanks.
The experience is free with admission to the museum – you simply pick up the audio equipment from the shop desk, where you’ll be given an easy-to-follow map, and then you head out in Emily’s footsteps up to Penistone Hill. You can book ahead via the website if you want to guarantee a particular time.
The reviews have been overwhelming positive, with plenty of visitors tweeting lovely comments, whilst The Guardian reviewer described it as ‘quite incredible’. High praise indeed!
And finally, we were all very excited last week when Frank Cottrell Boyce paid us a visit to discuss plans for the work he’ll be doing with us in the second half of the year. (Diane Fare)
The Guardian reviews the reality show Just One Night: The human heart has hidden treasures
In secret kept, in silence sealed;
The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures,
Whose charms were broken if revealed.
Charlotte Brontë, Evening Solace

Blond, good set of boobs, blue eyes, good figure, good personality.
Stevie, 23, Just One Night (BBC Three)

Some human hearts are simpler than others. And a good thing too: living in a world full of Brontës would be exhausting. (Lucy Mangan)
It's undoubtedly a tough genre to get right. Todd uses two literate protagonists, the mostly chaste Tessa (Josephine Langford) and the brooding, tattooed Hardin (Hero Fiennes Tiffin), as stand-ins for the uneasy lovers of classic literature found in such novels as "Wuthering Heights," "Jane Eyre" and "The Great Gatsby."
The Irish Times and grand Irish homes:
Tarbert House in Kerry has been in the Leslie family since 1690. Ursula Leslie, a founder of the America-Ireland fund that she says “has put a lot of money into Ireland,” returned here with her late husband John in 1970. A retired barrister, she used the tax relief to help put the ancestral roof in order as well as repairing 13 of the house’s many windows – through which in 1854 the newly-married Charlotte Brontë must have gazed over the wooded parkland. (Mary Leland)
The Daily Mail publishes a story of how Julian Assange hid on Kathy Lette's attic before seeking asylum in Ecuador's embassy:
She described her frustration with his refusal to read women's literature, adding: 'When he was in Wandsworth prison I sent him in a big box of books by Jane Austen, the Brontë's, all my favourite female authors and said "now that you're a captive audienceread these books." (Joe Middleton & Ross Ibbetson)
A passing Brontë reference in the Financial Times
I known as the Mistral roars down the village's narrow streets; it made me feel as if she and I were two characters in a Brontë novel with a Mediterranean setting. (...)
It was the time of year when the fierce wind known as the Mistral roars down the village's narrow streets; it made me feel as if she and I were two characters in a Brontë novel with a Mediterranean setting.
More After (the film) reviews:
Pero al igual que la historia no acaba de convencernos, tenemos que remarcar que en varias escenas de la película, los protagonistas citan y conversan sobre las novelas ‘Cumbres borrascosas
It's undoubtedly a tough genre to get right. Todd uses two literate protagonists, the mostly chaste Tessa (Josephine Langford) and the brooding, tattooed Hardin (Hero Fiennes Tiffin), as stand-ins for the uneasy lovers of classic literature found in such novels as "Wuthering Heights," "Jane Eyre" and "The Great Gatsby."’, de Emily Brontë, y ‘Orgullo y prejuicio’, de Jane Austen. Dos clásicos de la literatura que por el guión podemos entender que fueron modelos para la historia de amor entre Hardin y Tessa Y es cierto que no solemos tener diálogos de este tipo, en este estilo de películas. (Clara Herrador on HappyFM) (Kurt Russell) (Translation)
It's undoubtedly a tough genre to get right. Todd uses two literate protagonists, the mostly chaste Tessa (Josephine Langford) and the brooding, tattooed Hardin (Hero Fiennes Tiffin), as stand-ins for the uneasy lovers of classic literature found in such novels as "Wuthering Heights," "Jane Eyre" and "The Great Gatsby." (Caroline Seadman, Catholic News Service).
Inspired by “punk edits” of Styles on the internet (fan edits where celebrities are photoshopped and covered with tattoos and piercings), Todd wrote a fanfiction where Styles wasn’t in a boy band but was a college bad boy who seduces—and eventually falls in love with—Tessa, an innocent freshman who lives in his dorm. She called the story After. “It was more along the lines of a modern-day Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights than anything to do with the actual Harry Styles,” she says. (Jason Pham in StyleCaster)
Not that he's your typical bad boy, though, since he seems to have very literary tastes. Spotting a book on Tessa's shelf, he comments, "The Great Gatsby, that's a good book." He's also able to quote from Wuthering Heights and engage in a spirited classroom argument with Tessa, about Pride and Prejudice, in which the subtext is inescapable. (Frank Scheck in The Hollywood Reporter)
After,” which wasn’t screened in advance for critics, also falls into that desperately referential category of love story that name-checks Austen and the Brontes as if that automatically places itself in the same lineage of swoon-worthy classics. (Robert Abele in The Wrap)
Dessuten er han selvoppnevnt ekspert på trøblete romanhelter i britisk litteratur; Mr. Darcy fra «Stolthet og fordom» (Jane Austen) og Heathcliff fra «Stormfulle høyder» (Emily Brontë) og dessuten er han alltid iført en Ramones-T-sjorte. På spørsmål om hvem han elsker høyest i verden svarer han selvsagt «meg selv». En sånn fyr må man jo bare falle for. I bøker. Og på film. (Inger Betzrud in Dagbladet) (Translation)
Il tutto citando principalmente due libri: Cime tempestose (Ah, quanto ci manca il simpatico, vecchio Heathcliff!) e Orgoglio e pregiudizio. Emily Brontë e Jane Austen. Attrazione per l’eccesso e salutare equilibrio. Senza mai scegliere fino in fondo… (Rosa Baldocci in Amica) (Translation)
More mentions in Wipy.tv (in Spanish), El Palomitrón (Spanish), Clarín (Argentina), Vigevano24 (Italy), Everyeye (Italy), Glamour (Germany) ...

BookRiot lists some 'must-read' literary biographies:
The Brontë Myth by Lucasta Miller
Okay, I’d rather read about the Wollstonecrafts/Shelleys, or the Peabodys, because I think the Brontës are a bit overrated…but like the Plath biography, which was a biography of her biographies, this book tries to demystify the myth that surrounds the Brontës. (Sarah Ullery)
Cherwell reviews Madeline Miller's Circe :
The narrative thrust of the novel is essentially that of a Bildungsroman, and within that tradition Circe seems a Grecian equivalent of Jane Eyre. (Jenny Scoones)
L'Est Republicain (France) reports how the upcoming rehearsals for the Bernard Herrmann opera Wuthering Heights in Nancy will be open and free.  The Telegraph & Argus explains how the cameras installed on the Black Bull have been reported. Tea Time Ruminations posts about Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre's Library shows a Russian translation of the novel. Vijesti (Montenegro) reviews the performances of Wuthering Heights in Cetinje.
          Game Of Thrones: Here's Where All Of The Key Characters Were At The End Of Series 7      Comment   Translate Page      

We’re not going to mess around because there’s a lot of revision to get through. 

A new series Game Of Thrones is tantalisingly close, so this is the last chance saloon when it comes to brushing up on your knowledge before the action starts. 

Given the tremendous amount of characters who’ve made it this far (RIP to those we’ve lost along the way), you’d be forgiven for forgetting where we left a number of them. 

So here’s our guide on just that...

Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen

We’ll start with these two, as 1) They were together and 2) You probably haven’t forgotten them, so let’s just get that out of the way.

During a heated meeting with Cersei Lannister et al., Jon swore his allegiance to the Mother of Dragons, an unwise yet undeniably hot move. It was no surprise then, when Jon and Daenerys ended up in bed together.

As this was happening, viewers got confirmation that the characters are related, which is a fact that will presumably provide the starting point for an incredibly awkward conversation at some point.  

Cersei Lannister

While many other characters are in the North (or heading North) to fight the Army of the Dead, Cersei is sticking to her guns and remaining in King’s Landing.

Following Jon’s pledge of allegiance, she was understandably furious and refused to stand her armies down so the others could fight the dead without worrying about another threat.

A meeting with Tyrion then saw Cersei change her mind, telling Jon and Daenerys that her armies would join with theirs and face down the terrifying enemies in the North… unfortunately, this was a total lie and she has no plans to help. Classic Cersei.

Euron Greyjoy

God, we hate him. Euron was last seen storming out of King’s Landing and telling the inhabitants of the mainland that they can fight the terrifying White Walkers without him.

But after lying to Jon, Cersei revealed the truth – Euron has actually gone to Essos to pick up more paid-for soldiers, who will help defend King’s Landing when the time comes.

Arya and Sansa Stark

While their brother has been dealing with the Queen and his aunt (nope, we’re not over it), the Stark sisters have eradicated a threat closer to home, in Winterfell. The long-separated sisters’ reunion began with a series of tense exchanges, as Arya refused to forgive Sansa for her role in their father’s death, and Sansa tried to come to terms with the fact her little sister is now a cold-blooded (and highly-skilled) killer.

In one of the most welcome twists in Game Of Thrones history, the sisters ended the series by taking down Littlefinger, whose conniving ways were finally rumbled by Sansa. Exercising her powers as the Lady of Winterfell, Sansa ordered Littlefinger’s execution and Arya happily obliged in slitting his throat. It was family bonding, the Game Of Thrones way.

Jaime Lannister

When Cersei revealed that she wasn’t actually going to help fight the Army of the Dead, Jaime was understandably furious, having what might be his last ever falling out with his sister and riding off.

As if his position wasn’t clear enough, Jaime was seen literally approaching a fork in the road as he headed North and tussled with whether to stay true to his sister (who may or may not be expecting his baby!) or save the entire human race.

Given that season eight will probably complete his much-talked about redemption arc, it seems the Kingslayer will go through with choosing the latter.

Gendry

Gendry played a heroic role in episode six of the seventh series, running back to Eastwatch to send a raven and notify Daenerys about Operation: Kidnap A White Walker going a wee bit wrong.

Worryingly, he hasn’t been seen since collapsing at the gate and (again, worryingly) HBO haven’t bothered making a season eight character poster for him. While we reckon it’s highly unlikely he’s been killed off – he might be Cersei’s son and therefore a possible heir, after all – we’re still going to breathe a sigh of relief when he appears on screen next.

Yara Greyjoy

Currently a prisoner on Euron’s ship, Yara is not having a good time of it. That could be about to change…

Theon Greyjoy

He’s properly back and Reek is no more. Theon was last seen dashing after Yara, following a much-needed pep talk from Jon ‘Actually he’s a Targaryen’ Snow.

Rescuing his sister won’t be easy though and things are set to be complicated further by the fact Theon thinks Euron is sailing back to the Iron Islands to take cover, rather than to Essos to become even more entangled in this war.

Brienne of Tarth

Determined to keep her oath to Catelyn Stark (RIP), Brienne represented Sansa Stark at the King’s Landing meeting, bringing her face to face with old friend Jaime.

Meeting over and help secured (only it’s not, because Cersei is playing all of them), Brienne is accompanying the gang back to the North, to fight the White Walkers. Seeing Brienne absolutely slay this battle is something we have been looking forward to for months so no, we won’t be addressing the fact many people think she’ll be one of the first to die, OK? And anyway, she looks like she’s doing a fine job in the trailer.

Tyrion Lannister

Having made it out of King’s Landing alive, the Hand of the Queen was last seen en route to Winterfell with Daenerys and Jon. He was also in the corridor as the aunt and nephew duo went to bed together, meaning he’s potentially the only person truly aware of how seriously they’re taking their allegiance.

Bran

Don’t they grow up fast? It seems like just yesterday that Bran was scaling the walls of Winterfell and catching incestuous couple numero uno in the tower together and look at him now. 

Having gone on both a physical and spiritual journey as winter settled in, Bran is getting used to his new full-time role as the Three-Eyed-Raven. Putting his skillz to good use, Bran has been spying on the Night King’s army and will hopefully be able to offer vital information during the upcoming battle.

He’s one of only two people to know the truth about Jon’s parentage. The other person is…

Samwell Tarly

After calling time on his pretty shoddy stint with the Night’s Watch (well, apart from when he killed a White Walker, actually), Samwell headed to the Citadel to train to become a maester. When ravens from the North arrived, carrying warning message about an army of *dead* people, the experienced maesters did not see what the fuss about.

Trusting Bran’s messages, Samwell bailed on his training and headed North, where his tête-à-tête with Bran confirmed Jon is not a bastard after all. Nice work in the end, really.

The Night King

Alarmingly, the last time we saw the Night King, he was riding the dragon formerly known as Viserion over a gigantic hole in the Wall. This was the final scene of season seven and is something we’ve lost a lot of sleep over since.

Thanks to the fact he now has a dragon, the Night King and his army of White Walkers made light work of smashing through the gigantic structure designed to keep them out of the seven kingdoms.

Lord Varys

Varys’ years of scheming have paid off and he’s been rewarded for helping to orchestrate Daenerys’ return to Westeros with an advisory role.

When we left him, he was sailing back to Winterfell with Daenerys, Jon and everyone else crammed in on that boat. All in all, he’s doing well but his actions in season seven were a little more muted than we’d have liked. We’re hoping he goes BIG in the final season, with levels of conniving to match the intensity and scale of the hotly-anticipated battle scenes.

And Jorah Mormont

He’s also on the boat, and pretty livid about the fact Daenerys seems to be valuing Jon’s advice above his own. Just wait until he finds out what’s happened…

Oh, and Davos Seaworth 

It’s a massive boat.

Melisandre

Last time we saw her, The Red Woman was riding off to Essos (having been exiled by Davos and Jon) but we can expect to see her back in Westeros at some point, given her promise to “to die in this strange country” – a fate she claims Varys will share.

The Hound 

After being rattled by the quest to capture a White Walker, namely because fire is going to be a pretty key component in taking them down, The Hound was back to his usual tough self just in time for the big group meeting. Before playing a key role in the show and tell, The Hound took a few seconds to have a go at his partially-dead brother, which really set the tone for the meeting.

Tormund Giantsbane and Beric Dondarrion

Tormund

As the Night King and his dragon made light work of destroying the Wall, Tormund and Beric could be seen among those fleeing for safety. After an agonising two-year wait to find out if they would make it out alive, fans finally discovered the characters’ fates when the first season eight trailer showed them very much alive. Phew.

Qyburn

While everyone else at the last episode’s summit recoiled at the sight of the White Walker, mad scientist Qyburn was visibly loving it. Quietly one of the most powerful men in Westeros, Qyburn is probably one of the only people who sway Cersei’s mind but he’s fiercely loyal to her to. Let’s just say, we’ll be keeping a very close on him from Monday.

Bronn

Now a Lord, Bronn stepped out of the dragonpit meeting to have a drink with Podrick instead and missed out on seeing the White Walker IRL. With Jaime and Tyrion (who are now on opposite sides, but both about to fight for the same thing) headed off to the North, will he follow them?

Missandei and Grey Worm

Perhaps the most consistent pair of people in the seven kingdoms, these two obviously remain at Daenerys’ side.

The Mountain

Last seen in our nightmares. On screen, he’s still guardian Cersei. But yeah, he’s mainly in our nightmares.


          Zahi Hawass: el guardián de faraones      Comment   Translate Page      

A Zahi Hawass, siempre le ha gustado estar en la cresta de la ola mediática. Durante casi 20 años se erigió en el guardián todopoderoso del mundo de los faraones como secretario general del Consejo de Antigüedades. Nadie osaba mover ni una sola piedra de los vestigios del antiguo Egipto sin el permiso del famoso arqueólogo, conocido, entre otras singularidades, por aparecer siempre tocado con su viejo sombrero de ala ancha, a lo Indiana Jones. Su poder, ligado a la familia del expresidente Hosni Mubarak, se esfumó poco meses después de la frustrada revolución egipcia del 2011. Ahora, tras años lejos de los focos, dedicado a escribir, impartir conferencias y dirigir algunas yacimientos, vuelve a la palestra a lo grande, como si deseara recuperar el tiempo perdido.

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          New York City bodegas boycotting Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid after attacks on Ilhan Omar: report      Comment   Translate Page      

Right-wing billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s New York tabloid is being boycotted for its Islamaphobic attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), The Guardian reported Saturday. “A group of New York corner-store owners has announced a boycott on the sale of the New York Post, arguing that the Rupert M...

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          Yemeni bodega owners' association representing 4K+ NYC bodegas announces a boycott of NY Post over its Thursday cover attacking Ilhan Omar for her 9/11 comments (Lois Beckett/The Guardian)      Comment   Translate Page      

Lois Beckett / The Guardian:
Yemeni bodega owners' association representing 4K+ NYC bodegas announces a boycott of NY Post over its Thursday cover attacking Ilhan Omar for her 9/11 comments  —  Murdoch-owned paper published front page that Yemeni American Merchants Association says ‘provoked hatred’


          Traumer – History (2018)      Comment   Translate Page      
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          2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #15      Comment   Translate Page      
A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Apr 7 through Sat, Apr 13, 2019

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The world could transition entirely to cheap, safe renewable energy before 2050: Finnish study

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A study from the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Energy Watch Group (EWG) from Germany says a global transition to the exclusive use of renewable energy is possible before 2050. (iStock) 

A global transition to the exclusive use of renewable energy sources is not only possible but also cheaper and safer than reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, according to a new study from the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Energy Watch Group (EWG) from Germany.

The study claims that the rapid development of renewable energy sources and energy storage technology will likely make it possible for the entire planet to reduce its CO2 emissions to zero even earlier than the current 2050 deadline.

The report is the first of its kind to suggest a cost-effective, all-inclusive, global roadmap to keep average global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius. It is also the first planet-wide climate change resistance plan that suggests not using carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) techniques to mechanically remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

According to the model, in 2050 some 69 percent of the world’s energy would come from solar panels, 18 percent from wind power, 3 percent from hydropower systems and 6 percent from bioenergy.

Fossil fuels and nuclear power would not be needed at all. Cars, planes and ships would run on carbon-neutral synthetic fuels produced from hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

The world could transition entirely to cheap, safe renewable energy before 2050: Finnish study, Yle News (Finland), Apr 12, 2019 


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          Facebook spent $22.6M to keep Zuckerberg safe last year      Comment   Translate Page      

(London Guardian) Facebook more than doubled the money it spent on top executive Mark Zuckerberg’s security in 2018 to $22.6m, a regulatory filing has showed. Zuckerberg drew a base salary of $1 for the past three years, and his “other” compensation was listed at $22.6m, most of which was for his personal security. Nearly $20m […]

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          Review Roundup: Maggie Smith in A GERMAN LIFE - What Did The Critics Think?      Comment   Translate Page      

Maggie Smith returns to the stage for the first time in twelve years in A German Life, a new play by Christopher Hampton drawn from the life and testimony of Brunhilde Pomsel (1911-2017). Maggie Smith, alone on stage, plays Brunhilde Pomsel. Directed by Jonathan Kent, A German Life runs for five-weeks until 11 May with all performances at 7.30pm. Design is by Anna Fleischle, lighting by Jon Clark with sound by Paul Groothuis.

Brunhilde Pomsel's life spanned the twentieth century. She struggled to make ends meet as a secretary in Berlin during the 1930s, her many employers including a Jewish insurance broker, the German Broadcasting Corporation and, eventually, Joseph Goebbels.

Let's see what the critics are saying...


Michael Billington, The Guardian: What Smith captures brilliantly is the way, in old age, vagueness of memory co-exists with moments of piercing clarity. Rather than sit in judgement on the character, Smith also presents her from her own point of view. She is unapologetic about her delight in Weimar Berlin or about her initial impression that Goebbels was "damn good looking".

Dominic Cavendish, Telegraph: A compelling history lesson. An acting master-class like no other. Dame Maggie Smith is back on the London stage for the first time in 12 years and - at the age of 84 - commands attention for more than 90 minutes without interruption by virtue of her undiminished expressive powers and the unflagging importance of the tale she has to relay - that of one of Goebbels' secretaries, Brunhilde Pomsel (1911 - 2017), an ordinary woman who got a close-up view of the Nazi operation and yet had a strange and saving myopia when it came to grasping the full monstrosity of the regime.

Sarah Crompton, What's On Stage: It is an astonishing thing to see Maggie Smith hold an audience in the palm of her hand. Alone on stage for an hour and 45 minutes, never leaving her chair, speaking quietly and without any overly dramatic emphasis, she brings a woman and a world to life. You lean forward to hold the nuance and meaning of what she is saying. And what you hear is terrifying.

Aleks Sierz, The Arts Desk: Alone on stage for 100 minutes, Smith mesmerises the audience, not with her familiar waspish putdowns or crazy flightiness, but with something much more insidious and sinister: complete ordinariness. She is compelling because of her calm normality, an old woman having trouble with her memory. Seated for the whole time, her knees pressed tightly together, her gestures are spare but revealing. When she says how much she loved Berlin, her arms make an expansive arc; when she talks about the persecution of the Jews, she bows her head; to help her memory she taps her cranium. When recalling the horrific air raids she briefly touches her stomach. This restraint draws us in.

Andrzej Lukowski, TimeOut: Is it a brilliant performance? It is a totally brilliant performance, just don't expect fireworks. Smith's Pomsel - an altogether less imposing personality than Smith herself - is a woman who seems to constantly be wrestling with something: a struggle to remember? Guilt? Guilt at her lack of guilt? Horror at what previously uninterrogated memories of the Third Reich really signified? Often she stumbles over words or slightly loses her thread: maybe some of this is Smith stalling for time slightly, or perhaps each hesitation or repetition is immaculately scripted. Either way the effect of the same - low key magic, and a remarkable performance.

Tim Bano, The Stage: To begin with she natters away conversationally, reeling us in with a few witticisms (for who can deliver a witticism better than Maggie Smith?). When she forgets something, you feel like gently prompting her. It's as if there's this thin veil, ready to slip at any moment, that marks the difference between Brunhilde and Maggie. The slightly too long pauses as she recollects something: Brunhilde or Maggie? The knowing line: "my memory is not what it was" - Brunhilde or Maggie?


          Medical Social Worker III / LCSW (Bilingual) - (Los Angeles, California, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
The Medical Social Worker III provides assessments, coordination, and implementation/evaluation of professional social services to patients and their families in order to aid them in coping with social, emotional, and economic difficulties related to medical problems or which predispose to illness. Essential Responsibilities: Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities, and applicable state, federal and local laws. QUALITY OF CLINICAL SERVICES The Medical Social Worker III provides quality services by assessing patient/family system needs then developing and implementing treatment plans in accordance with departmental and medical center policies. Quality of clinical services is indicated by QM findings, documentation review, case presentations, staff and patient feedback and supervisory discussions. Performs a bio-psychosocial assessment interview with patient, family, and/or significant other according to department policy and standards. Provides appropriate crisis intervention/treatment to adults, children and families in emergent situations including assessment, counseling, information/referral and providing consultation to physicians and healthcare team. Provides a professional interpretation of patient's condition (i.e., situation, affect, behavior and verbal content) and recommends appropriate psycho-social intervention(s) and/or treatment plan. Develops culturally sensitive assessment that reflects department standards and includes: reason for referral; source of referral; informant name; physical/medical issues; interpersonal and social relations; emotional/psychiatric/adjustment; issues including depression; role performance/social transition; community planning/resources/social transition; legal/protective issues (as indicated). Provides appropriate counseling services to patient and/or family based on clinical assessment and consistent with patient's on-going medical condition/needs. Performs relevant patient and family advocacy services within KP and the community. Provides patient education on subjects related to psycho-social adjustments to medical illness, individually, in classes or groups. The Medical Social Worker III takes responsibility for implementation of social work knowledge and values, standards of practice and enhancement of professional skills as demonstrated by documentation reviews, case presentations, staff and patient feedback, supervisory discussions, and attendance at conferences/classes. Assessment demonstrates ability to interpret the social, emotional and behavioral problems/elements as they related to patient's medical condition and treatment. Knowledge of availability of KP and community resources consistent with treatment goals. Utilizes professional knowledge in facilitating staff and other meetings. Demonstrates knowledge of and observes department polices and procedures. Utilizes formal and informal education opportunities to increase professional knowledge base as demonstrated by attendance at appropriate and approved programs/workshops/in-services/etc. Demonstrates the integration of clinical social work theory into practice by appropriately utilizing clinical knowledge of bio-psychosocial development stages, personality development, human behavior, etc., to formulate assessment, direct treatment, and provide consultation and education to other team members. NEONATES: Substance Abuse, Parent/Infant Bonding, Family Relationships, Safety, Developmental Milestones, Parental Coping/Acceptance, Birth/death. PEDIATRICS: Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting, Substance Abuse, Safety, Legal, Parent/Guardian/Child Relationships, Developmental Milestones, Family Relationships, Peer Group, School/Academic Performance. ADOLESCENT: Abuse/Neglect Reporting, Substance Abuse, Developmental Milestones, Family Relationships, Peer Group Relationships, Sexuality, Education ADULT: Abuse/Neglect Reporting, Substance Abuse, Adequacy of Self-Care, Developmental Milestones, Sexuality, Family Responsibilities GERIATRIC: Elder Abuse/Neglect Reporting, Substance Abuse, Adequacy Of Self Care, Support System, Developmental Milestones, Mental Status/Competency, Mortality. EOL (End of Life Option): Regulatory data reporting, process coordination, assist Members/Physicians with California End of Life Option Act. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and the level of work being performed by the individuals assigned to this position and as such are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. INTERDICIPLINARY FUNCTIONS. Functions as an effective team member, consultant, and liaison to medical, nursing, ancillary staff, and to community agencies. This is measured by staff feedback, observation by supervisor, QM evaluations, and written communications. Demonstrates an interdisciplinary approach, competent follow-up and communication of accurate information to team members. Assumes responsibility for patient, staff and system problems as indicated by requests for involvement. Demonstrates awareness of the Department's mission, scope and vision in the context of the Medical Center's structure. As measured by established standards, maintains good rapport with: A. Peers and colleagues B. Community C. Physicians D. Other health care team members. Educates physicians and staff regarding the role of the social worker and the importance of addressing bio-psychosocial issues for quality patient care and services. PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT Demonstrates professional behavior and interventions are consistent with departmental policies and procedures, JCAHO, Title22, and NCQA legal mandates, professional standards, NASW, ABECSW, and other Medical Center Guidelines. Utilizes supervision and consultation appropriately as indicated by regular attendance at supervisory/consultation sessions, identifying and discussing problem cases/situation with supervisor and seeking consultation with peers. Contributes and shares community resource with colleagues. Represents the Department in appropriate medical center and/or community committees. Identifies improvement opportunities for the department or work area and communicates ideas to supervisor. Participates in Quality Management activities based on member needs, organizational goals, and professional standards. Identifies and participates in the solution to system problems. Attends and occasionally facilitates staff/education meetings. Avoids unscheduled absences, arrives at work at scheduled times and takes action to avoid recurring absences. Plans and submits elected time off in advance. Exhibits standards of professional behavior in compliance with Regional Quality of Service Guidelines. Maintains confidentiality regarding patient and/or family issues in accordance with the Medical Center policy and professionals standards. Demonstrates knowledge of and complies with Fire &Safety, Disaster, Universal Precautions and Infectious Disease policy and procedures. Works in a self-directed manner as demonstrated by requesting assistance when clinical case or situation is beyond experience or abilities. May provide mentorship and/or clinical supervision for SW II, new worker or graduate student. PRODUCTIVITY Maintains patient access, and meets established standards for effectiveness and efficiency. Prioritizes,plans and organizes workload need within assigned hours. Case finds and screens high-risk patients according to Department protocol. Spends at least 70% of time in direct service activity. Responds to referrals with departmentally delineated time frames. Completes and submits statistics in accordance with Departmental policies and procedures. Documents interventions in appropriate formats, legibly and within department time frames. Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and the level of work being preformed by the individuals assigned to this position and as such are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
          Receptionist/Cashier I - DI - (Wailuku, Hawaii, United States)      Comment   Translate Page      
Under direct supervision, monitors receipt of requisitions for all diagnostic imaging procedures and forwards appropriately; greets and schedules patients for diagnostic imaging procedures based on varying scheduling parameters depending upon modality; reviews written instructions with patient on pre-examination preparations and provides correct preparation items; directs expedite and stat exam requests appropriately and confirms appointment; obtains completed patient history form and relays to technical staff; identifies and quotes patient co-pay fees from established fee schedules and correlates with patient's current health plan coverage; In addition, refers guardians of pediatric patients with known cases of claustrophobia to physician for sedation orders; facilitates scheduling of pediatric cases, including obtaining sedation orders, reserving operating room and arranging for anesthesia support; cancels and reschedules patient appointments in manner that assures patient comprehension and satisfaction. Essential Responsibilities: Greets and communicates with patients in friendly, confident and courteous manner conducive to personalized patient care environment; attempts to allay patients' anxieties, fears and concerns regarding procedures. Determines status and nature of examination; recognizes and responds appropriately to special problems and scheduling requirements based upon type of procedure and available resources; notifies patient of available appointment times; strives to prevent imaging conflicts due to varying imaging methods; expedites patient through proper channels. Determines and explains fee involved; obtains insurance coverage information of any non-plan referrals; notifies non-plan patients of pre-payment, pre-authorization and billing procedures; requests letters of preauthorization of pre-approval if indicated. Obtains, extends, computes, and verifies variety of charges pertaining to services rendered, health plan dues, and medications etc; receives cash, check, or credit card for payment; verifies information is accurate on all checks; assures valid authorization is received for all credit card payments; validates checks and credit slips; issues receipts accordingly. Operates computerized cashiering system by entering transactions to post appropriate charges for services and supplies; refunds customers for overpayments of various services within authorized limits; assures all appropriate documents and signatures are obtained; enters refunds in computerized cashiering system. Enters adjustments in computerized cashiering system for services rendered according to established guidelines; reconciles supporting documents to appropriate GL's; balances monies, checks, credit card charge drafts daily against cash jacket report and/or transaction reports. reconciles and resolves any discrepancies; reports to lead or supervisor as appropriate. Prepares and processes bank deposits; prepares and logs deposits for armored car pick up; orders routine bank deposit supplies for cashiering area; orders and maintains change fund; buys and sells change from department cashiers; resolves any discrepancies; compiles data and information for special and routine reports, studies, and statistics as requested; uses up-to-date charge schedules and price lists for use in calculating charges and quoting estimates. Receives, verifies, logs & secures deposit bags from other departments; prepares, compiles, and logs deposit bags for armored car pick-up; compiles, analyzes and trends data & information as necessary for special & routine reports, studies, statistics as necessary. Receives telephone requests from patients, nursing and other clinical personnel; responds or forwards telephone requests as appropriate; answers questions regarding scheduling of appointments and examination preparations for all modalities at all clinics. Collects, documents and correlates clinical patient history pertinent to procedure being scheduled; transcribes physician orders and other pertinent information into Radiology Information System. Reviews written instructions with patient on pre-examination preparations and forwards questions to technical staff as necessary; explains importance of complying with preparations; distributes preparation substances necessary for procedure. In addition, schedules pediatric cases with operating room; arranges for anesthesia support; reviews written instructions with pediatric patient and/or guardian, including set anesthesia instruction; forwards questions to Diagnostic Imaging nursing staff as necessary. Informs waiting patients of important changes in departmental operations that adversely affect service and/or wait times; coordinates release of patients awaiting immediate interpretation of their procedure. Provides feedback to referring physicians regarding patients who are delayed, fail to show, or are unable to be contacted. Identifies and quotes patient co-pay fees from established fee schedules; correlates with patient's current health plan coverage. Notifies supervisor or designee of significant delays or operational problems; refers problem situations and complaints to supervisor. Receives, prioritizes and relays incoming phone messages to various subsections and personnel within diagnostic imaging department; operates departmental paging system. Rotates through all reception stations within department on regular basis, including Angio/IR. Cancels or reschedules patient appointments by telephone or correspondence; PROVIDES appropriate appointment and preparation information to insure patient comprehension and satisfaction. Refers guardians of pediatric patients with known cases of claustrophobia back to physician for sedation order; obtains sedation order from referring physician and schedules procedure. Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide care and/or service appropriate to age groups served. Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide culturally sensitive care and/or service. Performs other duties and accepts responsibility as assigned.
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          TRADEWIND RECRUITMENT: Religious Studies & Social Sciences Teacher       Comment   Translate Page      
£29663 to £48244: TRADEWIND RECRUITMENT: Religious Studies & Social Sciences Teacher – ‘Good’ Ofsted School - Permanent post – September 2019 – MPS/UPS – Teaching R.S to KS3 and 4 plus Hea... Haringey, London (Greater)
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MPS/UPS £29,664 - £48,224 : TRADEWIND RECRUITMENT: Are you a Physics NQT or experienced Physics Teacher looking to start the new academic year in an Ofsted 'Outstanding' School? Ealing, London (Greater)
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          Foundation Approves Almost $450,000 in Grants      Comment   Translate Page      

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $449,876 in grants during its April board meeting The Richland County Humane Society was awarded a grant to help with a plan to reorganize for sustainability of the organization. That plan includes a newly created position for a managing director to provide leadership in operations, including budgeting and fundraising activities. As we shared last week, the Foundation is also supporting summertime programs focused on children with Summertime Kids grants. That story can be read here. The grants of up to $2,500 were given to support creative, educational and fun-filled activities for hundreds of Richland County children. The Board of Trustees approved grants from donor-advised funds which allows individuals and families the opportunity to make grant suggestions to favorite charities. Donor Advised Funds are a flexible and convenient alternative to a private foundation. It is also a way to keep charitable contributions anonymous, at the preference of the donor. The following organizations received grants from donor-advised funds:
  • American Red Cross
  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo
  • City of Mansfield - Community Development
  • Discovery School
  • First Congregational Church of Mansfield
  • Friends of the Black Fork
  • Friends of the Gorman Nature Center
  • Hartwick College
  • Hospice of North Central Ohio
  • Idea Works
  • Kingwood Center Gardens
  • Little Buckeye Children's Museum
  • Mansfield Area Y
  • Mansfield Art Center
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Intervention/Enrichment
  • Mid Ohio Guardianship Services, Inc.
  • Muskingum University
  • NECIC
  • North Central Ohio Land Conservancy
  • North Central State College Foundation
  • Ohio Bird Sanctuary
  • OSU Foundation
  • Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center
  • RCDG
  • Renaissance Performing Arts Association
  • Richland Academy of the Arts
  • Richland Community Development Group
  • Richland County Foundation
  • Salvation Army
  • United Way of Richland Co.

          Melbourne nightclub shooting leaves two people in critical condition - The Guardian      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Melbourne nightclub shooting leaves two people in critical condition  The Guardian
  2. Prahran nightclub shooting: Four shot outside Love Machine  NEWS.com.au
  3. Multiple people shot outside Melbourne club  9news.com.au
  4. Nightclub drive-by: Security guard shot in face in Melbourne's south-east  The Age
  5. Two men fighting for life after shooting outside Melbourne nightclub  Yahoo News
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          WikiLeaks confirms Assange's cat is safe - The Canberra Times      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. WikiLeaks confirms Assange's cat is safe  The Canberra Times
  2. Julian Assange: Ecuador embassy reveals expense of Wikileaks founder’s stay  NEWS.com.au
  3. Julian Assange may still face rape charge in Sweden, prosecutors say  ABC News
  4. Assange's indictment is Trump's next step in his war on press freedom  The Guardian
  5. This is what Assange was really doing inside the embassy — and what his future Fox News show is going to look like  The Independent
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  2. In Jokowi v Prabowo, the disgruntled jury is still out  The Australian
  3. 'Don't teach me democracy!': an uneasy audience with Indonesia's Prabowo  The Guardian
  4. Indonesia: Election campaigning ends with massive rallies  Aljazeera.com
  5. Joko Widodo on road to victory in bellwether Indonesia  The Australian
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  2. Every Tom, Dick and Harry in NSW now called Oliver or Charlotte  The Guardian
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          C'è stata una sparatoria a Melbourne ma non ci sarebbero vittime (3 feriti)      Comment   Translate Page      

Aggioranto alle ore 23,56 del 13 aprile 2019.

A detta dei media locali, non ci sarebbero morti nella sparatoria davanti ad un nightclub di Melbourne, in Australia. La polizia aveva parlato di "numerose vittime", ma a quanto riferiscono i giornali locali, non sono segnalate vittime. 

"Gli investigatori ritengono che diverse persone sono state colpite da arma da fuoco di fronte ad un nightclub tra Little Chapel Street e Malvern Road intorno alle 3.20 del mattino", è quanto ha scritto polizia di Victoria in un primo comunicato, aggiungendo che "le esatte circostanze sono ancora sotto indagine". 

A quanto scrive il sito del Brisbane Times, qualcuno avrebbe sparato da un'auto - a quanto pare una Porsche Cayenne rubata - colpendo al volto un guardiano poi trasferito in ospedale. Due uomini della sicurezza ed un'altra persone sarebbero rimaste ferite.

Due delle persone ferite sarebbero in condizioni critiche. Sempre il Brisbane Times afferma che gli investigatori stanno indagando su una gang di motociclisti che avrebbero tentato di compiere un'estorsione nei confronti del nightclub.  Le forze dell'ordine stanno ancora chiedendo alla popolazione locale di evitare tutta l'area nella quale si è verificata la sparatoria.


          Study: Repeat rapists committing vast majority of sexual crimes      Comment   Translate Page      

Researchers have, many times over, confirmed a sobering fact: fraternity members tend to commit rape much more frequently than their non-Greek-life peers. They’ve also documented that serial offenders account for many campus sexual assaults.

But a new study quantifies in a staggering way the prevalence with which men in fraternities and on sports teams engage in sex crimes on campuses -- and how repeat rapists are to blame for a vast majority of these incidents. The report suggests that the vast majority of assaults involving alcohol are committed by serial perpetrators.

Experts on campus sexual violence said that these new data support the idea that administrators should kick out students they’ve found responsible for rape. And, they said, it demonstrates need for more targeted education -- especially among the men and groups who are committing the most sexual assaults.

Three professors -- from Union University in Tennessee, Bowling Green State University and University of Redlands -- used data from the Core Alcohol and Drug Survey, or CORE, developed by the Core Institute at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. The group there helps institutions figure out students’ attitudes toward drug and alcohol consumption.

The researchers looked at survey data from more than 12,600 male students at 49 colleges and universities in one Midwestern state that was not named. The institutions included in the sample were both two- and four-year colleges.

A little more than 5 percent of those men self-reported that they had committed a sexual assault when alcohol was involved. This matched other literature, which has put the percentage of college men who committed a broader range of sexual crimes between 6 and 11 percent.

Of those who sexually assaulted someone while under the influence, it was more common for them to do it again rather than just once. The researchers found that nearly 3 percent of the men in the overall study committed assault twice or more when alcohol was a factor.

“If you have a man who has been accused of sexual assault and you … find him responsible, it makes sense to expel him from the institution, not necessarily just give them educational sanctions,” said John D. Foubert, dean of the College of Education at Union and one of the report’s authors. “It’s cutting down on the rate of rape at the institution drastically.”

More significant was how many more incidents could be attributed to recurring rapists rather than one-time offenders.

The authors of the study weren’t precise with these data, given that students in the original CORE survey could report a range of how many assaults they had committed (again with alcohol involved). For instance, students could report if they assaulted someone three to five times -- in this case, the researchers counted that in their report as an average of four assaults per person.

The researchers documented approximately 2,071 sexual assaults -- of those, roughly 950 assaults, or about 46 percent of the incidents, were committed by students who admitted to raping 10 or more times.

S. Daniel Carter, president of Safety Advisors for Educational Campuses, which consults with colleges and universities on sexual assaults and federal policy, said this was the most striking figure.

“Removing those repeat perpetrators from the population is the only solution in my point of view,” Carter said.

As the researchers note, the men didn’t always classify their acts as rape, per se. Other studies and interviews with men have found sometimes they consider their victim saying no to be a game or a way to spice up the encounter.

Being associated with a fraternity or an athletics team also had a positive correlation with alcohol-fueled rapes, the study found. Heads of fraternities were less likely to commit alcohol-related assaults than just members. The opposite was true for sports teams -- the leaders of the teams reported more assaults.

This reporter provided Todd Shelton, a spokesman for the North-American Interfraternity Conference, with a copy of the study, but Shelton said by email he did not have a chance to review it.

“I will say sexual violence has no place on any campus or in the fraternity experience,” Shelton wrote in his email. “NIC fraternities are committed to creating safer campus communities and recently adopted new health and safety guidelines including banning hard alcohol at fraternity houses and events to create a safer environment for members and guests.”

A previous study by Foubert shows that men who joined fraternities were just as likely to have committed sexual violence prior to college as men who didn’t join a fraternity. But the same study showed that fraternity men were three more likely to assault women than their counterparts, suggesting that fraternity culture was the driving factor for the assaults.

Institutions should more aggressively focus on teaching students in “high-risk” environments such as fraternities and sports teams, rather than just the general population, Foubert said. He said bystander training -- educating students to intervene when they see their peers are about to commit a heinous act -- has been proven to be effective. Foubert called for more research with a larger national sample, noting their information was from a single state. He said it would also be beneficial to interview directly admitted rapists to learn their motives and how they behave.

“They don’t define their behavior as rape -- they sometimes define it as seduction,” Foubert said. “I think it would be helpful [to know] what their techniques are to alert women.”

Colleges and universities trying to stamp out sexual predators could learn from law enforcement efforts to prevent terrorism, said Peter F. Lake, a law professor and director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University.

Lake used this analogy -- the public shouldn’t write off fraternities in total, just as they shouldn’t consider all people of a certain race to be terrorists. Institutions should partner with fraternities to help locate bad apples in a group or the misbehaving fraternities on campus. He said many times, the fraternity members, most of whom are not raping women, don’t have the knowledge or skills to respond to “serious psychopathic behavior.”

“If you eliminate the ones that are doing that from the culture, then the culture will thrive,” Lake said.

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The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




Category: Variety Pack

2019-04-11 - Unknown odor evacuates school in coastal Brooklyn (New York):
http://patch.com/new-york/carrollgardens/boerum-hill-school-evacuated-fdny-investigates-odor

Quote: "FDNY was called to Khalil Gibran International Academy at 362 Schermerhorn Street just before 1 p.m. for reports of an odor inside. By 1:30 p.m., the building had been evacuated and firefighters were still on scene investigating, an FDNY spokesman said."

2019-04-11 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Brussels (Belgium):
http://www.aviation24.be/airlines/international-airlines-group-iag/british-airways/flight-between-london-gatwick-and-salzburg-diverts-to-brussels-airport-after-smoke-in-the-cockpit/

Quote: "On 11 April, a British Airways Airbus A319 (G-DBCG) operating flight BA2652 between London Gatwick to Salzburg diverted to Brussels Airport. Pilots reported smoke in the cockpit, declared a general emergency and decided to quickly land at the Belgian airport. Three hours after the safe landing, the aircraft is still on the ground in Belgium."

Note: This is the 49th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-11 - Petrochemical complex damaged by explosion and fire at 1:25 AM in coastal Pengerang (Malaysia), 2 injured:
http://www.straitstimes.com/world/explosion-at-petronas-oil-refinery-in-johor-injures-two
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2019/04/12/explosion-at-pengerang-og-facility/
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/04/12/two-injured-in-explosion-and-fire-at-pengerang-og-facility/
http://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/oil/041219-fire-explosion-at-malaysias-pengerang-integrated-complex-contained-petronas
http://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/04/12/massive-blast-reported-at-pengerangs-rapid-oil-and-gas-facility/1742388
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/explosion-at-petronas-oil-and-gas-facility-in-pengerang
http://www.asiaone.com/malaysia/explosion-petronas-oil-and-gas-facility-johor

Quote: "Pictures and videos of the explosion have been circulating on social media, with internet users saying the blast could be felt as far off as Pasir Gudang."

2019-04-11 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Dundee (Scotland):
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/868366/underground-fire-affects-dundee-street/
http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/4109388/fire-dundee-underground-albert-street-cops/
http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/2019/04/11/fire-blocks-dundee-city-centre-road-with-diversions-in-place/
http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/2019/04/11/video-update-temporary-traffic-lights-in-place-following-electrical-fire-in-dundee-street/

2019-04-11 - Brush truck bursts into flame at 2:12 AM while parked inside fire station in South Adams County (Colorado):
http://www.denverpost.com/2019/04/11/south-adams-county-fire-brush-truck/
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/04/11/fire-truck-fire-south-adams-county-firefighters/
http://www.firefighternation.com/articles/2019/04/brush-truck-catches-fire-inside-colorado-firehouse.html
http://www.firehouse.com/apparatus/news/21076097/co-firefighter-hurt-when-brush-truck-burns-in-fire-station
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/firefighter-taken-to-hospital-after-vehicle-fire-breaks-out-inside-adams-county-fire-station
http://twitter.com/SACFD200/status/1116479792549781504

Quote: "The brush truck is a total loss and station 8 will be closed for an investigation and repairs."

2019-04-11 - Thousands of wildfires break out across Thailand, Myanmar and Laos:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20190411-67422-THA
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30367532
http://news.thaivisa.com/article/34069/north-smog-to-worsen-on-first-day-of-songkran
http://thethaiger.com/hot-news/air-pollution/forest-fires-destroy-2-7-million-rai-of-land-whilst-chiang-mai-is-back-on-top

Quote: "Bush fires have devastated nearly 2.7 million rai (there are 2.5 Rai in an Acre) of forests in nine northern provinces."

Note: Thailand and Myanmar are on the western coast of that part of the landmass (and Laos borders both of them), just like the fire on the Western Isles off Scotland, mentioned in the 2019-04-10 update, the fires in Chile, Portugal, British Columbia in Canada, Washington State, Oregon and California, among other places....

2019-04-11 - California races to deter disaster as towns face fire risk:
http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/california-races-to-deter-disaster-as-towns-face-fire-risk
http://nypost.com/2019/04/11/california-aims-to-find-wildfire-prone-towns-that-could-be-next-paradise/
http://weather.com/news/news/2019-04-11-millions-of-californians-live-in-areas-at-severe-risk-of-wildfires
http://www.nptelegraph.com/news/national_news/a-lot-of-paradises-many-towns-at-high-risk-of/article_94850140-e5bf-5826-95f8-cae0ed8cc1bb.html
http://www.richmond.com/business/ap/california-wildfires-a-wicked-problem-with-no-easy-answers/article_4e5a73ba-7593-5753-8980-8f5514774050.html




2019-04-11 - Transformer bursts into flame and causes blackouts in the Suncrest area in Morgantown (West Virginia):
http://www.wdtv.com/content/news/Transformer-fire-in-Suncrest-causes-power-outage-affecting-street-lights-508447741.html

2019-04-11 - Recycling center fire breaks out in Saticoy (California):
http://www.keyt.com/news/ventura-county/ventura-area-firefighters-put-out-trash-fire-at-saticoy-recycling-center/1068218349
http://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2019/04/11/fire-crews-battle-blaze-recycling-center-saticoy/3439438002/

2019-04-11 - Brush fire breaks out in coastal Stuart (Florida):
http://cbs12.com/news/local/crews-fighting-brush-fire-in-stuart

2019-04-11 - Tug boat bursts into flame near coastal St. George’s Harbour (Bermuda):
http://bernews.com/2019/04/fire-in-vessel-engine-room-safely-extinguished/

2019-04-11 - Two yachts destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Dordrecht (Netherlands):
http://leakreality.com/video/97222/two-wounded-in-a-fire-on-pleasure-yachts-in-the-city-center-of-dordrecht
http://www.tellerreport.com/news/--several-injured-in-a-fire-on-pleasure-yachts-in-dordrecht-.ByzGiK1aFN.html

2019-04-11 - Yacht bursts into flame just after 5:30 AM near coastal Moreton Island (Australia):
http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2019/04/12/yacht-fire-moreton-island/
http://www.zinc96.com.au/news/local-news/98279-yacht-catches-alight-off-moreton-island
http://www.hot91.com.au/news/local-news/92738-yacht-catches-alight-off-moreton-island
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/australia/luxury-yacht-set-on-fire-off-tourist-hot-spot-island/ar-BBVRiMD
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-12/victorian-couple-dog-escape-moreton-island-burning-yacht/10996246
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6914347/Dramatic-moment-luxury-yacht-engulfed-flames-couple-escape-lives-dog.html
http://www.smh.com.au/national/queensland/two-people-dog-escape-burning-yacht-near-moreton-island-20190412-p51dfk.html
http://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=332713997372527

Note: These are the 319th, 320th, 321st and 322nd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-11 - School bus bursts into flame outside school in coastal Middletown (New Jersey):
http://patch.com/new-jersey/middletown-nj/middletown-north-school-bus-catches-fire-watch-video
http://www.nj.com/monmouth/2019/04/school-bus-bursts-into-fire-in-driveway-of-nj-high-school-no-injuries-reported.html
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/4064307-school-bus-catches-fire-in-new-jersey/
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/4064053-school-bus-catches-on-fire-at-middletown-high-school-in-new-jersey/
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/04/11/school-bus-bursts-into-flames-after-dropping-off-students-in-new-jersey/
http://newjersey.news12.com/clip/14800801/school-bus-catches-fire-in-front-middletown-school
http://nj1015.com/school-bus-catches-fire-explodes-after-dropping-off-kids-video/
http://www.njherald.com/article/20190411/AP/304119817
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xI09X1kMck

Note: This is the 60th school bus to burn in 2019, and this is the 191st bus to burn in 2019...

2019-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 in Kenner (Louisiana):
http://www.fox8live.com/2019/04/11/truck-fire-kenner-briefly-shuts-down-i-/
http://www.fox8live.com/video/2019/04/12/truck-fire-snarls-i-traffic-kenner/
http://www.nola.com/traffic/2019/04/dump-truck-fire-closes-portion-of-i-10-east-in-kenner-thursday-afternoon.html

2019-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at truck stop in Dillon (South Carolina):
http://wpde.com/news/local/tractor-trailer-catches-fire-at-dillon-truck-stop

2019-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame just after 5 AM on I-16 in Bulloch County (Georgia):
http://www.wtoc.com/2019/04/11/tractor-trailer-catches-fire-along-i-east-bulloch-county/

2019-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-57 near Dongola (Illinois):
http://www.kfvs12.com/2019/04/11/i-semi-fire-union-county-closes-one-lane/
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/40293999/semi-fire-shuts-down-i-57-in-union-county

2019-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the Pfänder Tunnel in Pfänder (Austria):
http://vaaju.com/austriaeng/truck-fire-in-the-pfender-tunnel-vorarlberg/
http://tech2.org/austria/truck-fire-at-the-pfandertunnel-vorarlberg/

2019-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at roundabout near Crownhill (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=50533&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2019-04-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A52 near HM Prison Whatton (Britain):
http://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/live-updates-lorry-fire-closes-2746944
http://www.facebook.com/bbceastmids/photos/a.216353105048454/2699817810035292/?type=3&theater

2019-04-11 - Tractor (excavator) bursts into flame on Eastway in Fulwood (Britain):
http://www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk/commercial-vehicle-fire-in-fulwood/

2019-04-11 - Tractor (harvester) bursts into flame on Fennington Lane in Kingston St Mary (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=50534&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2019-04-11 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame and explodes between Yarford and Bishops Lydeard near Taunton (Britain):
http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/live-updates-after-huge-explosion-2750276
http://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/17567966.explosion-near-bishops-lydeard/

Note: These are the 573rd-582nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-04-11 - Truck bursts into flame on the A386 Tavistock Road near Derriford (Britain), separate crash too:
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/live-traffic-chaos-fire-crash-2749905

2019-04-11 - Two RVs destroyed by fire while parked in Cottonwood (California):
http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/news/Firefighters-working-to-knock-down-fire--508459371.html
http://www.facebook.com/AndersonFireRescue/posts/2691303280940888

Note: These are the 112th and 113th RVs to burn in 2019...

2019-04-11 - Van bursts into flame on Highway 12 near McAdams (Mississippi):
http://www.breezynews.com/local/fire-destroys-van-shuts-down-highway-video

2019-04-11 - Van bursts into flame on I-85 in Fulton County (Georgia):
http://www.cbs46.com/news/vehicle-fire-shuts-down-i--in-fulton-county/article_58d1c5b8-5c65-11e9-b679-f7485bcc7d64.html

2019-04-11 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home on Taylor Avenue in Racine (Wisconsin):
http://journaltimes.com/news/local/firefighters-prevent-chevy-that-caught-fire-from-damaging-garage/article_5843744a-6a09-5c41-8efe-a92d4dec9b11.html

2019-04-11 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at Chester-Andover Elementary School in Chester (Vermont):
http://www.chestertelegraph.org/2019/04/11/car-fire-at-caes-disrupts-dismissal-no-injuries/

2019-04-11 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in coastal Burton (South Carolina):
http://fox28media.com/news/local/beaufort-county-house-damaged-by-car-fire

2019-04-11 - Car bursts into flame before 6:15 AM on I-95 in coastal Hollywood (Florida), separate crash too:
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/transportation/fl-ne-thursday-morning-traffic-20190411-story.html

Quote: "The crash, near the exit to Hollywood Boulevard, was reported about 6:15 a.m. and was temporarily closing all southbound lanes in order to accommodate rescue crews and start clearing the travel lanes. A short distance south of that crash, there was an earlier car fire that was blocking three right lanes."

2019-04-11 - Car bursts into flame on I-45 in Spring (Texas):
http://www.khou.com/article/traffic/two-lanes-closed-after-car-fire-on-i-45-north-in-spring/285-f92b5bc3-e04c-4feb-b65a-0a38a535527f

2019-04-11 - Car bursts into flame on I-44 near Medicine Park (Oklahoma):
http://www.kswo.com/2019/04/12/car-catches-fire-i-near-medicine-park/

2019-04-11 - Car bursts into flame on Burtonwood Road in Warrington (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/car-fire-in-warrington_11-04-2019_17-21-07
http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/17568277.m62-car-fire-captured-on-camera/

2019-04-11 - Car bursts into flame on Gayton Road in King's Lynn (Britain):
http://www.klfm967.co.uk/news/klfm-news/2849072/car-fire-breaks-out-in-kings-lynn/

2019-04-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-74 near Oakwood (Illinois):
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2019-04-11/vehicle-fire-backs-i-74-near-oakwood.html
http://www.the-independent-news.com/news/vehicle-fire-backups-i--near-oakwood/article_8735d11c-5c68-11e9-913a-7bf7a0feb4b3.html

2019-04-11 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on bridge in Jiulongpo (China):
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6912787/Motorbike-bursts-flames-engulfing-rider-fire-drives-busy-traffic.html

2019-04-11 - Two cars and outbuilding go up in flames at 1:58 AM in coastal Seaton (Britain):
http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/cumbriafire/recent-incidents/

Quote: "Outbuilding Fire, Seaton(Allerdale) 11 Apr 2019 At 01:58 hours on 11th April 2019 two fire engines from Workington were mobilised to an outbuilding fire in Seaton. On arrival crews found a fire involving a welfare unit that had affected two cars. Crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. Crews were in attendance for approximately thirty five minutes."

2019-04-11 - Auto shop damaged by explosion and fire shortly before 4 AM in Scarborough (Canada):
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/no-injuries-reported-fire-explosion-124253552.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/explosion-fire-scarborough-auto-body-shop-1.5093412
http://www.cp24.com/news/ofm-to-investigate-explosions-fire-at-auto-body-shop-in-scarborough-1.4375185
http://www.680news.com/2019/04/11/explosion-scarborough-auto-repair-shop-fire/
http://boom1019.com/news/5155179/fire-scarborough-autobody-shop/

2019-04-11 - Barn destroyed by fire, fire spreads, home destroyed too, near Shenandoah (Iowa):
http://www.kmaland.com/news/fire-destroys-house-barn-near-shenandoah/article_db27d1b8-5c71-11e9-bcd8-6f1bc8be80f4.html

2019-04-11 - Beer distributor destroyed by fire in Ringtown (Pennsylvania):
http://fox56.com/news/local/beer-distributor-in-ringtown-engulfed-in-flames
http://www.standardspeaker.com/news/business-destroyed-in-ringtown-fire-1.2469066
http://www.republicanherald.com/news/fire-destroys-valley-beverage-1.2469069
http://www.skooknews.com/2019/04/fire-crews-responding-working.html

2019-04-11 - Office building damaged by fire on Southchurch Road in coastal Southend-on-Sea (Britain):
http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/i7737/

2019-04-11 - Garage destroyed by fire at home on Keema Avenue in North Highlands (California):
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/04/11/north-highlands-keema-way-fire/

2019-04-11 - Home under construction damaged by fire on Savannah Trail in Southlake (Texas):
http://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/southlake-house-under-construction-damaged-in-fire/287-3917db21-2f5b-432a-a52c-944230221d17

2019-04-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 11 PM on West Amazon Drive in the Fox Hollow area in Eugene (Oregon):
http://www.registerguard.com/news/20190411/fire-in-two-fox-hollow-houses-displaces-six-three-cats-missing

2019-04-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire on East Green Street in Winterset (Iowa):
http://www.kcci.com/article/fire-nearly-destroys-home-in-winterset-officials-say/27119778

2019-04-11 - Home destroyed by fire in the wee hours on Oak Park Village Drive in Wildwood (Missouri):
http://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/wildwood-home-considered-a-total-loss-after-overnight-fire/63-eef7be02-67e1-48bc-bd1d-e7f627d57a18

2019-04-11 - Home destroyed by huge fire on Barber Hill Road in East Windsor (Connecticut):
http://www.wfsb.com/news/large-fire-reported-at-a-home-in-east-windsor/article_73019e4e-5cac-11e9-82a7-7fd2fb9eff96.html
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Multiple-Departments-Respond-to-East-Windsor-Fire-508460131.html

2019-04-11 - Home destroyed by fire on Snows Corner Road in Orrington (Maine):
http://bangordailynews.com/2019/04/11/news/bangor/tudor-style-home-in-orrington-destroyed-in-blaze/

2019-04-11 - Home and vacant building go up in flames at 6:05 AM in the Grand Crossing area in Chicago (Illinois):
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/two-buildings-catch-fire-in-grand-crossing-residents-displaced/

2019-04-11 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire at 2 AM in coastal Waipahu (Hawaii):
http://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/04/12/breaking-news/waipahu-duplex-sustains-320k-in-damage-from-fire/

2019-04-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Stockbridge (Georgia):
http://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/almost-apartments-destroyed-henry-county-fire/20KptAQkiFOB3EfYsstiwI/
http://www.cbs46.com/news/over-people-displaced-following-fire-at-henry-county-apartment-complex/article_d865051c-5d03-11e9-a157-13f579562b69.html

2019-04-11 - High-rise apartment building damaged by fire shortly after 4:30 AM in Wilkinsburg (Pennsylvania):
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/04/11/fire-forces-evacuations-at-wilkinsburg-high-rise/
http://www.wtae.com/article/fire-crews-and-paramedics-called-to-apartment-building-in-wilkinsburg/27110467
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2019/04/11/One-injured-high-rise-apartment-fire-Wilkinsburg-wood-towers/stories/201904110079
http://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/fire-leads-to-evacuation-of-apartment-building-in-wilkinsburg/939018753

2019-04-11 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:45 AM in Lauderdale County (Alabama), 2 killed:
http://whnt.com/2019/04/11/2-killed-in-early-morning-lauderdale-county-house-fire/

2019-04-11 - Deadly fire burns home on Brookdale Place in Cranford (New Jersey), 1 killed:
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/crime/jersey-mayhem/2019/04/12/deborah-meehan-found-dead-cranford-home-damaged-fire/3446908002/

2019-04-11 - Deadly fire destroys home at 12:35 AM on Shauberger Road in Centerville (Pennsylvania), 2 killed:
http://www.goerie.com/news/20190411/coroner-ids-couple-found-dead-in-crawford-fire
http://www.meadvilletribune.com/news/update-p-m-coroner-two-die-in-athens-township-fire/article_5b3c74aa-5c5c-11e9-b880-4b9dd0373d23.html




2019-04-11 - Three people die in canal in Pasrur (Pakistan):
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2019/04/11/3-of-a-family-drown-in-canal/
http://www.urdupoint.com/en/pakistan/three-persons-including-grandfather-grandmot-592411.html
http://nation.com.pk/12-Apr-2019/three-of-a-family-drown-in-mr-link-canal-in-pasrur




2019-04-11 - Man, 45, found dead at Sand Beach in coastal Acadia National Park (Maine):
http://www.wmtw.com/article/officials-search-for-man-last-seen-at-acadia-national-park/27108806
http://bangordailynews.com/2019/04/11/news/hancock/body-of-missing-man-found-in-acadia/

2019-04-11 - Man in his 20s found dead in the water at Little River Canyon State Park (Alabama):
http://www.waff.com/2019/04/11/drowning-death-little-river-canyon-state-park/
http://www.rocketcitynow.com/news/drowning-at-little-river-canyon/1918619829
http://abc3340.com/news/local/body-recovered-after-drowning-at-little-river-canyon
http://wdef.com/2019/04/11/georgia-man-drowns-today-swimming-desoto-falls/
http://www.gadsdentimes.com/news/20190411/swimmer-drowns-at-marthas-falls
http://whnt.com/2019/04/11/person-drowns-at-little-river-canyon/

2019-04-11 - Person found dead along the James River in Bedford County (Virginia):
http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Authorities-conducting-apparent-search-in-James-River--508465541.html
http://www.wchv.com/2019/04/12/body-found-in-james-river/

2019-04-11 - Man, 75, dies after being pulled from submerged car in Otsego Lake at the Lake Front Boat Ramp in Cooperstown (New York):
http://www.wktv.com/content/news/Vehicle-Driven-into-Otsego-Lake-Man-Dies-508478941.html

2019-04-11 - Woman, 38, found dead near Railroad Street in Virginia (Minnesota):
http://www.wdio.com/news/virginia-police-body-found-no-foul-play/5313010/
http://cbs3duluth.com/iron-range/2019/04/11/police-body-found-in-virginia-no-foul-play-suspected/
http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/crime-and-courts/4597730-womans-body-found-virginia

2019-04-11 - Man found dead in creek or culvert in Salisbury (Massachusetts):
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/04/11/body-found-water-off-trail-salisbury/3BeTob28cvKRzYtpcD9XAN/story.html
http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/man-s-body-found-near-rail-trail-in-salisbury/article_b55e5a92-5c8f-11e9-a8ce-2394bc7573e4.html
http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/man-s-body-found-along-salisbury-rail-trail/article_4e3caa35-960e-5b13-8635-a5c47950c239.html

2019-04-11 - Man found dead in Lake Michigan near Waukegan (Illinois):
http://wgntv.com/2019/04/11/body-of-man-found-in-waukegan-harbor/
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/mans-body-found-in-lake-michigan
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/body-found-in-lake-michigan-near-waukegan-2/
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-body-recovered-waukegan-harbor-st-0412-story.html

2019-04-11 - Woman, 30, found dead in motel in Clovis (New Mexico):
http://www.newschannel10.com/2019/04/11/hereford-woman-found-dead-clovis-motel/
http://www.kgncnewsnow.com/clovis-pd-investigating-after-hereford-woman-was-found-dead-in-clovis-motel/

2019-04-11 - Man in his 20s or 30s found dead in riverbed in South El Monte (California):
http://www.sgvtribune.com/2019/04/11/body-found-in-south-el-monte-riverbed/

2019-04-11 - Man, 25, found dead in Junction Creek off of Riverside Drive in Greater Sudbury (Canada):
http://www.sudbury.com/police/dead-body-found-in-junction-creek-1369504
http://www.927rock.ca/2019/04/11/body-found-in-junction-creek/

2019-04-11 - Man found dead near Arbutus Cove Lane in coastal Saanich (Canada):
http://www.sookenewsmirror.com/news/breaking-saanich-police-investigate-the-gordon-head-area-after-a-man-was-found-dead/

2019-04-11 - Woman, 63, prominent diver, found dead in the water off coastal Gijang (South Korea):
http://hapskorea.com/prominent-haenyeo-diver-dies-off-the-coast-of-gijang/

Quote: "According to Ulsan Coast Guards, a woman in her 60s was found dead on the waters off of Daebyeon port in Gijang yesterday morning. The woman has been identified as Ms. Park Mal-ae, a 63-year-old female diver known as the Haenyeo Supilga, or female essayist and diver."

2019-04-11 - Woman, 34, former CNN host, collapses and dies in Kenya:
http://www.yahoo.com/news/former-cnn-host-soni-methu-180805780.html
http://www.cnn.com/2019/04/12/africa/former-cnn-host-soni-methu-dies-intl/index.html

2019-04-11 - Teen, 14, found dead in apartment in Jerusalem (Israel):
http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/14-years-old-youth-found-dead-at-an-apartment-in-Jerusalem-586606

2019-04-11 - Sailor, man, found dead in reservoir at Zebi Dam (Pakistan):
http://www.dawn.com/news/1475505/navy-soldier-drowns-in-karak-dam

2019-04-11 - Man, 47, found dead in coastal Limerick (Ireland):
http://www.thesun.ie/news/3970767/michael-hyland-missing-limerick-body-found-gardai/

2019-04-11 - Man has 'medical episode' and drops dead near the Darwen Tower in Darwen (Britain):
http://www.thelancasterandmorecambecitizen.co.uk/news/17568325.man-dies-near-darwen-tower/

Quote: "A man has died while walking close to Darwen tower this afternoon, police have confirmed. It was thought the man had a medical episode and police are not treatment the incident as suspicious."

2019-04-11 - Woman found dead in underground carpark in Dawlish (Britain):
http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/womans-body-found-underground-dawlish-2747003

2019-04-11 - Man, 52, dies while diving in former quarry near Tidenham (Britain):
http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/diver-dies-gloucestershires-national-diving-2752891
http://www.scubaboard.com/community/threads/tidenham-quarry-dive-center-fatality-united-kingdom.577312/#post-8607430
http://flipboard.com/@BBCNews/man-dies-in-accident-at-national-dive-centre-tidenham/f-9c449c16ee/bbc.com
http://www.monmouthshirebeacon.co.uk/article.cfm?id=117279

Quote: "A diver has died at the National Diving & Activity Centre near Tidenham in Gloucestershire. Police said the 52-year-old man was from Great Yarmouth in Norfolk and was pulled from the water at the centre, which uses a former quarry for divers to explore."




2019-04-11 - Woman in her 50s has 'medical incident' and goes into cardiac arrest on passenger bus in coastal Exeter (Britain):
http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/hero-exeter-bus-passengers-tried-2751642

Quote: "On Wednesday a spokesperson for the ambulance service said: 'We were called at 9.36am about a medical incident on Heavitree Road near Summerlands Court.'"

2019-04-11 - Man, 64, has 'medical problem', van slams into tree, near Richer (Canada), 1 killed:
http://steinbachonline.com/local/man-dead-after-collision-near-richer

Quote: "Belisle says it appears the driver had some sort of medical problem that led to the mishap."

2019-04-11 - Woman has 'medical event', SUV crashes into carwash, in Fort Wayne (Indiana):
http://wpta21.com/news/top-stories/2019/04/11/security-video-captures-vehicle-crashing-into-carwash/

Quote: "We are told that the driver of an SUV suffered a medical event, lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a carwash near the intersection of Dupont and Coldwater at the Shell gas station."

2019-04-11 - Man, 35, has 'medical event', car plunges into Lake Champlain in Addison (Vermont), 1 injured:
http://vermontbiz.com/news/2019/april/11/vsp-car-goes-road-lake-champlain-addison
http://www.wcax.com/content/news/Crash-leaves-car-submerged-in-Lake-Champlain-508451611.html
http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/local-news/photo-shows-car-submerged-in-lake-champlain-following-crash/1919696073
http://www.facebook.com/WCAXTV/posts/10161758453140442

Quote: "It is believed that Finnessey suffered an undetermined medical event prior to crash."

2019-04-11 - Man in his 30s has 'medical episode', car crashes into traffic lights and overturns, in Oakington (Britain):
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-47894122
http://snewsi.com/id/19289683438/Car-on-roof-after-traffic-lights-crash
http://www.newslocker.com/en-in/news/uk-news/car-on-roof-after-traffic-lights-crash/

Quote: "The driver, in his 30s, 'suffered a medical episode which caused the collision' in Dry Drayton Road, Oakington, Cambridgeshire, police said."

2019-04-11 - Small plane crashes onto baseball field at high school in Meriden (Connecticut), engine failure, 1 injured:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VI-20190412-67434-USA
http://www.wfsb.com/news/plane-lost-power-before-meriden-crash-state-police-say/article_f06a7d62-5d09-11e9-9c1f-435dc0243f56.html
http://www.wwlp.com/news/connecticut/plane-crashes-in-meriden-one-person-injured/1919564116
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Plane-Crashes-Near-Wilcox-Techincal-High-School-in-Meriden-508461891.html
http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/new-haven/breaking-small-plane-crash-in-meriden-one-person-injured/1919484508

2019-04-11 - Small plane crashes near Hodges Field in Americus (Georgia), 1 injured:
http://wgxa.tv/news/local/plane-crashes-in-sumter-county-1-flown-to-hospital-with-serious-injuries
http://www.walb.com/2019/04/11/one-injured-sumter-co-plane-crash/
http://www.facebook.com/sumtercountyfirerescue/posts/1193432860829901

2019-04-11 - Small plane crashes into pole, lands on street, in Fulton (New York), 1 injured:
http://www.oswegocountynewsnow.com/news/aircraft-strikes-utility-pole-crashes-in-fulton/article_17513dd4-5ca2-11e9-8557-93dc9b4abddc.html
http://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/breaking-report-of-a-small-aircraft-down-in-fulton/1918567267
http://www.syracuse.com/crime/2019/04/fulton-plane-crash-witness-all-of-a-sudden-i-heard-a-loud-bang.html
http://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/pilot-injured-in-small-plane-crash-in-upstate-ny-1.29688075
http://cnycentral.com/news/local/dispatch-small-plane-crashes-in-fulton-on-north-4th-st

2019-04-11 - Small plane crashes northeast of Bethel (Alaska), engine failure:
http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Four-men-rescued-after-surviving-plane-crash-north-of-Bethel-508473031.html
http://www.ktva.com/story/40295538/4-unhurt-in-yute-air-plane-crash-near-bethel

2019-04-11 - Small plane lands at airport and flips over in Fullerton (California):
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/04/11/small-plane-flips-during-landing-at-fullerton-airport/

2019-04-11 - Small plane crashes and burns at golf course in coastal Southport (Britain):
http://metro.co.uk/2019/04/11/plane-crashes-onto-golf-course-bursts-flames-9177314/
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-royal-birkdale-plane-crash-14287084
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1113129/merseyside-plane-crash-royal-birkdale-southport-plane-crash
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/771590/plane-crash-southport-merseyside-royal-birkdale-golf-course-pictures-video
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/royal-birkdale-golf-course-plane-crash-one-dead-merseyside-a8866266.html
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/plane-crashes-royal-birkdale-golf-16117466

2019-04-11 - Passenger train's brakes fail, train derails near station in Mehrabpur (Pakistan), dozens injured:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VI-20190412-67438-PAK
http://www.dawn.com/news/1475473

2019-04-11 - Freight train derails in Gongyi (China), 4 killed, 2 people missing:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VI-20190411-67431-CHN
http://kristv.com/ap-international-news/2019/04/11/4-dead-2-missing-in-china-aluminum-ore-train-derailment/
http://www.china.org.cn/china/2019-04/11/content_74668945.htm
http://www.shine.cn/news/nation/1904112814/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOF33PovHIk

2019-04-11 - Passenger bus crashes into pedestrians in Shomria (Israel), 20 injured:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VI-20190411-67428-ISR

2019-04-11 - Passenger bus overturns near Oruro (Bolivia), 7 killed, 30 injured:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VI-20190412-67436-BOL

2019-04-11 - Tractor trailer crashes into guardrail and pickup truck on US 24 in Paulding County (Ohio), 1 injured:
http://www.crescent-news.com/news/local_news/motorist-injured-in-u-s-crash-in-paulding-county/article_bbccc00c-c160-5548-bb31-5debd376a0d9.html

Quote: "Troopers reported that Fuhs may have been experiencing a medical issue at the time of the crash."

2019-04-11 - Tractor trailer overturns at 6:14 AM on I-75 in Bradley County (Tennessee):
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/breakingnews/story/2019/apr/11/big-rig-crash-blocks-southbound-i-75-bradley-county/492394/
http://wdef.com/2019/04/11/18-wheeler-flip-shuts-75-cleveland/

2019-04-11 - SUV crashes into car, bursts into flame, on the M1 near Dapto (Australia), near the coast:
http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/6032128/traffic-delays-after-car-fire-on-princes-motorway-near-dapto/?cs=12
http://www.wavefm.com.au/news/illawarra-newsroom/139100-m1-dapto-car-fire

2019-04-11 - SUV veers off road at 1:30 AM, crashes into tree and pole, in Portland (Oregon), 1 killed, 1 injured:
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  5. Police shoot into vehicle after it crashes into Ukrainian Ambassador's car outside London embassy  The Telegraph
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  1. Hammond defends spending billons on no-deal Brexit preparations  Sky News
  2. 'No more Mr Nice Guy': Nigel Farage launches Brexit party - video  The Guardian
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          Five ankle ligament injuries; does Kane need surgery? - Football365.com      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Five ankle ligament injuries; does Kane need surgery?  Football365.com
  2. Tottenham star adds to injury crisis ahead of Man City clash  Mirror Online
  3. Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Huddersfield Town: Premier League – as it happened  The Guardian
  4. The Chalkboard: Pochettino would be foolish to risk Son against Huddersfield  FootballFanCast.com
  5. Match of the Day live stream, TV running order and presenters revealed: What time is MOTD on tonight?  Evening Standard
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          Vile – Barton Stopped By Police After Allegedly Assaulting Barnsley Manager - CeltsAreHere      Comment   Translate Page      
  1. Vile – Barton Stopped By Police After Allegedly Assaulting Barnsley Manager  CeltsAreHere
  2. Joey Barton faces police probe after ‘knocking out two of Daniel Stendel’s teeth with vicious headbutt’ in tun  The Sun
  3. Barnsley v Fleetwood: Police investigate incident allegedly involving Joey Barton  BBC Sport
  4. Police investigating tunnel incident involving Fleetwood’s Joey Barton  The Guardian
  5. Football news: Joey Barton being investigated for alleged assault on Barnsley manager  Metro.co.uk
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          Tiger Woods’ roar is back at Augusta but Ian Poulter is no passenger | Andy Bull      Comment   Translate Page      
As the crowd’s fervour over Woods ebbed and flowed, ‘some guy in a visor’ was also doing brilliant things

Pampas, the 7th hole, sits in the heart of Augusta National. From the back of the green there, beneath the big leaderboard, one can see some of what is going on on all of the four holes that surround it: the 17th away to the left, the 3rd, 2nd and 8th fanning out uphill to the right. It is centre stage. It was 2.50pm when Tiger Woods walked on to the fairway there, the breeze was still and the light bright, the sun out from between the clouds. Woods had flushed his drive right down the middle, 300-and-some yards, and had another 150 or so to go. He pulled out his wedge and set himself over the ball.

The crowd were packed several rows deep either side, thicker still around the green, and at the back everyone was bobbing and weaving to try to find a clean line of sight between everyone else’s heads, necks and shoulders. Some were popping up on tip-toes, others searching for a scrap of higher ground, a hump, a ridge, a root, anything that might give them a precious extra inch and a fleeting glimpse of Woods.

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          Manchester United were lucky, admits Solskjær after beating West Ham      Comment   Translate Page      
• West Ham enjoy more possession and shots on target
• Hosts require two Paul Pogba penalties to earn win

Ole Gunnar Solskjær admitted Manchester United “got away with it” after beating West Ham 2-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday to move into fifth place, two points behind Chelsea in the final Champions League position. The visitors were left feeling unlucky after a series of questionable officiating decisions.

Related: Paul Pogba nets penalty double as Manchester United sink West Ham

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          Liverpool hope to banish memory of Gerrard slip as Chelsea visit again | Paul Wilson      Comment   Translate Page      

Anfield’s last title challenge in 2014 was derailed by an infamous blunder from their talismanic captain against Sunday’s visitors

Steven Gerrard is probably looking away already, for while the fifth anniversary of his infamous slip against Chelsea is still a couple of weeks away, deja vu is inescapable when today’s fixtures offer an exact repeat of the situation when Liverpool last saw a title slide out of view.

Their rivals then, as now, were Manchester City, away at Crystal Palace on 27 April 2014 as Liverpool prepared to meet second-placed Chelsea at Anfield. The difference is that five years ago Liverpool were in the driving seat, a 16-game unbeaten run that included thumping wins against Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham having taken them top of the Premier League with 80 points. Chelsea were five behind with three games remaining, City trailed by six and had also lost at Anfield but, crucially, had four games left to play.

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          Anthony Knockaert sees red as Bournemouth help Brighton self-destruct      Comment   Translate Page      

If Brighton do not end up surviving a second season in the Premier League, then Chris Hughton knows they have no one to blame but themselves. A Bournemouth side who had won only once since the 4-0 victory over Chelsea at the end of January inflicted Brighton’s heaviest defeat since moving to the Amex in 2011. Anthony Knockaert was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge that completed a miserable afternoon for both the Frenchman and his manager.

Only the intervention of the referee in two out of Cardiff’s last three matches has meant that a dangerous situation has not become more critical for Brighton who now face a crucial meeting with Neil Warnock’s side here on Tuesday. On this evidence, as Hughton acknowledged, they will be up against it.

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          Jack Harrison’s flawless finish gives Leeds victory over Sheffield Wednesday      Comment   Translate Page      

Leeds returned to second as the cat-and-mouse dynamic at the top of the Championship continues. Jack Harrison’s fourth goal of the season was enough to yield victory but on another day Marcelo Bielsa’s side – who racked up 28 shots but only six on target – could have steamrollered to victory over Sheffield Wednesday in a Yorkshire derby played at a frenetic pace from start to finish.

Leeds’ gusto simply blew Wednesday away, while a superb goalkeeping performance by Keiren Westwood kept a hungry home side at bay until midway through the second half, when Harrison applied a classy first-time finish. With four games to play, Leeds are back in the driving seat for the second automatic place, three points clear of Sheffield United though three behind the leaders, Norwich, who visit Wigan for their game in hand on Sunday.

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          Chris Wood boosts Burnley and keeps Cardiff deep in relegation mire      Comment   Translate Page      

A game featuring a referee’s change of heart over a controversial penalty award, a player booked for twice kissing an opponent and two headed goals from Chris Wood was never dull. If it was a little bad-tempered at times it probably reflected the tension of a relegation six-pointer that ended with Burnley all but mathematically safe and Cardiff travelling to a freefalling Brighton on Tuesday knowing victory could still boost their slim hopes of staying in the Premier League.

“If Brighton beat us it’s probably all over,” said a surprisingly sanguine Neil Warnock who had turned incandescent when his Cardiff side were awarded a penalty after a linesman spotted a handball by Ben Mee, only for the referee, Mike Dean, to change his mind.

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          European roundup: Sancho double for Dortmund, Spal shock Juventus      Comment   Translate Page      

• England international scores twice as Dortmund go top
• Max Allegri’s side were poised to seal Italy’s earliest ever title

Jadon Sancho scored twice in seven minutes to help Borussia Dortmund to a nervous 2-1 victory over Mainz 05 that sent them back to the top of the Bundesliga.

Sancho’s goals were enough to lift Dortmund, who were dominant in the first half but inexplicably eased off after the break, to 66 points with five games left to play. They are two points ahead of Bayern Munich, who face Fortuna Düsseldorf on Sunday.

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          Sean Clare seals Hearts’ passage past Inverness to Scottish Cup final      Comment   Translate Page      

Hearts booked their place in the Scottish Cup final with a comfortable 3-0 win over the Championship side Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Hampden Park.

After a non-event of a first half the striker Uche Ikpeazu fired in the opener from close range four minutes after the restart before John Souttar added a second from similar distance. Substitute Sean Clare slotted in a penalty in the 74th minute to kill off Inverness, who never really looked as if they would pull off a shock win.

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          Billy Vunipola booed by Bristol fans as McCall reaffirms Saracens stance      Comment   Translate Page      
• England player comes off the bench for Saracens at Bristol
• McCall: ‘I’m sure there was a lot of stuff going on in his head’

Billy Vunipola was booed at Ashton Gate after being introduced from the bench and Mark McCall said he stood by Saracens’ stance that they took the England forward’s post on social media seriously.

But the club’s director of rugby acknowledged the turmoil his star player is enduring. “He’s a human being, isn’t he?” said McCall. “He’s also very keen to do well for his teammates. He’s a great team man and a great club man. I thought he did very well [today against Bristol] but I’m sure there was a lot of stuff going on in his head.”

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          Football League: Ipswich down, Lincoln up and goals galore at Sunderland      Comment   Translate Page      
  • Paul Lambert’s side relegated after drawing with Birmingham
  • Mason Mount hattrick, Coventry win 5-4 at Stadium of Light

Ipswich Town’s season of misery reached its culmination as their relegation was confirmed in a 1-1 draw with Birmingham at Portman Road. Lukas Jutkiewicz converted from close range in the seventh minute and a second-half leveller from Gwion Edwards was not enough for Paul Lambert’s side, who needed a win to stave off the prospect of third-tier football for the first time since 1957.

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          Francesco Molinari two ahead at Masters but Tiger Woods is prowling      Comment   Translate Page      
• Open champion Molinari is on -13 after third round
• Tiger Woods and Tony Finau sit joint-second

Maybe Tiger Woods should employ the services of the security officer who earned infamy at Augusta National on Friday by slide-tackling the 14-times major champion. After all, conventional means of competition are not affecting Francesco Molinari negatively at all – again.

Molinari might be beginning to annoy Woods. At last year’s Open Championship the Italian brushed off a Sunday partnership with one of the most famous names in sport to lift the Claret Jug – and rather comprehensively at that. Nine months on Molinari is proving – in the nicest possible sense – a nuisance once more. Molinari’s unflappability under what must be intense pressure is extraordinary.

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          'Tough period ahead': Pochettino looks to Spurs top-four fight after win – video      Comment   Translate Page      

    Following Spurs' 4-0 win against Huddersfield on Saturday, Mauricio Pochettino believes his side's top-four fate will be decided on the final say, he said: 'I think until the end it's going to be a massive ... a very tough race'. Spurs made light work of already relegated Huddersfield, with a hat-trick from Lucas Moura

  • Lucas Moura hits hat-trick as makeshift Spurs make light work of Huddersfield
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          Apple estenderà le funzioni NFC di iPhone per leggere i dati dei passaporti UE      Comment   Translate Page      
Entro la fine dell’anno, Apple espanderà le capacità di lettura dei chip NFC integrati nei suoi iPhone in modo che possano essere utilizzati anche per leggere i dati memorizzati nei chip di sicurezza utilizzati nei passaporti. Secondo quanto riportato dal The Guardian, il Governo britannico, dopo una trattativa durata diversi mesi, è riuscita a convincere […]
          4月13日(土)のつぶやき その4      Comment   Translate Page      

亡くなった人がいちばん気の毒だけど、生徒は確実にPTSDになるので、心のケアを。事故再現中のスタントマンひかれ死亡 交通安全教室、中学生470人の前でトラックに(京都新聞) - Yahoo!ニュース headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20190412-… @YahooNewsTopics

— 渡邊大門 (@info_history1) 2019年4月13日 - 06:41

「アサンジは、自分のやってきたことの責任を取るべき」とヒラリー・クリントン。「来た、見た、死んだ」に続く、悪魔の言葉 twitter.com/thehill/status…

— mko (@trappedsoldier) 2019年4月13日 - 13:44

安倍さんと近しい自民党議員兄弟が運営する政治知新って誹謗中傷デマサイトはすぐに身元が分かったけど、こんな感じでデマ流してるサイトとかアカウントをまだいくつも作って自民党は世論誘導してるんだろうな。
操られるよね、ボーっと生きてると。自民党ってどんどん怖い集団になってくよね。

— はるみ (@harumi19762015) 2019年4月13日 - 08:21

8年経って、こういう事実が出てきたり、原発労働者の被曝による労災が認められたり、
どうして 安心できるの?

東京新聞:11歳少女、100ミリシーベルト被ばく 福島事故直後 放医研で報告:社会(TOKYO Web) tokyo-np.co.jp/article/nation…

— Hiromi1961 (@Hiromi19611) 2019年4月13日 - 09:05

「WTO日本敗訴には当たらず」という菅官房長官の強弁は、国内の一部政権支持者向けの妄言に過ぎない。読売、産経でさえ「敗訴」と表現しているのだ。当然のことながら、国際的には全く通用しない。こんな対応を取り続けていれば日本の国際的信用… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— m TAKANO (@mt3678mt) 2019年4月12日 - 18:17

凄えなあ、負けても負けてないって言い張ってる。大日本帝国万歳。→WTO日本敗訴には当たらず、韓国に禁輸撤廃働きかけ=官房長官 | Article [AMP] | Reuters jp.reuters.com/article/suga-w…

— 想田和弘 (@KazuhiroSoda) 2019年4月12日 - 21:51

自家採取禁止を法案化させる危険性 日本の種とあなたの命が守れ NET TV ニュース
youtube.com/watch?v=uH1TTY…
坂の上零さんは、完全な世界救世教の自然農!!これは有機ではないし安全な作物ではない!一見やってる事は正しいようだけど逆だよ!!エートスだ!!!

— tunenti (@tunentl) 2019年4月13日 - 13:20

【アベ友の卑劣】アベ友「ジャーナリスト」山口敬之の準レイプ行為に、伊藤詩織さんが慰謝料など計1100万円を求める。山口が総額1億3000万円の反訴の卑劣。『一緒にブラックボックスをこじ開けよう』と伊藤さんと裁判を支援する団体「オー… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 金子勝 (@masaru_kaneko) 2019年4月13日 - 10:34

@masaru_kaneko 山口を使い続けた
TV局 TV番組にも責任がある

特ダネやグッデイー

全ての番組は放送を中止するべき

最低限のモラルを持ってほしい
山口のような人物を使うと
番組までつぶれるんだというリテラを認… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 伊賀 敏 (@igabin) 2019年4月13日 - 11:28

@masaru_kaneko 別件で
警察権力や安倍官邸が
不適切な行為で法を捻じ曲げた
安倍や菅がカメラの前で
法治国家だと公言する根拠が崩れた
それも自らが崩壊させた

この説明は一切なされない

厳しい説明責任があるはず

— 伊賀 敏 (@igabin) 2019年4月13日 - 11:35

⭕️いじめ防止法改正案 消えた具体策 遺族「子の命守れない」
――遺族らにヒアリングを重ねて「学校いじめ防止基本計画・いじめ対策委員会の設置・いじめ対策主任の新設」などを明確化したのに、座長の馳浩元文科相の試案は、新規項目をほぼ削… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 盛田隆二 (@product1954) 2019年4月13日 - 14:38

カナダはF35購入を白紙に
安倍総理と岩屋防衛大臣が引き起こしや「事故:人殺し」だ
966件の欠陥、事前に日本共産党からの指摘を無視して
欠陥を把握することも無く、運用し続けさせた、あなたが引き起こした「人災」です
マスコミは、そ… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 有権者 (@km52635227) 2019年4月12日 - 15:00

このアイドルグループのメンバーは全部で 8人ですが、そのうち 4人が病気になっています。放射能汚染された首都圏でアイドル活動をすること自体が問題なのですが、そのような視点が拝金主義で成り立つメディアで報じられることはありません。
blog.goo.ne.jp/flyhigh_2012/e…

— cmk2wl (@cmk2wl) 2018年8月19日 - 08:46

医師が警告!「内臓脂肪」に潜む怖い病気リスク(東洋経済オンライン) headlines.yahoo.co.jp/article?a=2019… 「内臓脂肪」が高める健康リスクの1つ目が「糖尿病」「高血糖」です。
■放っておくと「心臓病」や「心筋梗塞」の可能性も

— 北風ロビン(慌てると転ぶので注意) (@oldblue2012) 2019年4月13日 - 11:17

Experts warn of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 'epidemic' in young people theguardian.com/society/2019/a… Interestingly,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— GMWatch (@GMWatch) 2019年4月12日 - 23:15

先生、この髪形だめですか ツーブロック「高校生らしくない」 校則違反、基準に疑問|【西日本新聞】nishinippon.co.jp/nnp/anatoku/ar…
人間の感性は年齢と共に成長するが有れ駄目、之駄目、其れも駄目、じゃ感性は育たない。15… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— うちまめ (@ommzk) 2019年4月13日 - 10:40

@tamiyan 全自動洗濯機
twitter.com/search?f=tweet…

これらのツイートをきちんと読めばわかります。

— 北風ロビン(慌てると転ぶので注意) (@oldblue2012) 2019年4月13日 - 10:56

経済大国・先進工業国に住む者がダイヤやスマホやソーラーパネル等ハイテク工業製品を求めれば求めるほど、紛争地帯の子供達が鉱山で奴隷労働させられ、殺されていく⋯

▶紛争鉱物・公害・廃棄物についての映画
blog.goo.ne.jp/flyhigh_2012/c… @oldblue2012さんより

— NORI.T (@o_kaa) 2016年12月22日 - 01:11

@blue_navy_ また、もう一つ気になっているのが、奄美に拡大しているメガソーラーです。内地のゴミを抜きにしてもソーラーパネルはいずれ産廃になるので奄美に処分場をつくる整合性が取れてしまう。。。再生エネルギーについて、この方… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

— 冷凍都市 (@ayumochineko) 2017年4月1日 - 17:35

こいつ、俺たちを殺る気満々である pic.twitter.com/rzPn3tdDkQ

— アオイ模型:コミック1 M48a (@aoi_mokei) 2019年4月13日 - 08:19

明日から、大阪府 豊中市 木村真 市議選にチャレンジします。

モリカケ問題の追及で本当にお世話になった木村さん。信用できる人です。お近くの皆さまボランティア等で、応援に行ってあげてください! pic.twitter.com/E99WPaPvVj

— 黒川敦彦×ピープルパワーTV (@democracymonst) 2019年4月13日 - 15:46

今日の「ひるおび」で田崎スシローが、鳩山政権のことを「戦後最悪の政権だった」とのたまっていました。一体、何が最悪だったのか。国民が呻吟するような、どんな悪政が行われたのか。戦後最悪であり、悪政の限りを行っているのは、今の安倍政権で… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— 秦映児 (@hataeiji) 2019年4月13日 - 00:36

「武器は、ヒラリー・クリントンの指揮でどんどんシリアに送られた。それらはISISを含むテロリストの手に渡った。このことは彼女のメールに書いてある」―ジュリアン・アサンジ、2016年 twitter.com/The_Cyrenian/s…

— mko (@trappedsoldier) 2019年4月13日 - 13:47

美しい国へ。ネット上に他国民に対する醜いヘイトが満ち溢れる国。総理と周辺により公然と公権力が乱用・私物化されている不公正で不公平な国。基地問題を問う県民投票を妨害しようとした上、明確な民意が出たら今度は完全に黙殺する非情の国。一体どこが美しい国なのか、総理には説明する義務がある。

— 小沢一郎(事務所) (@ozawa_jimusho) 2019年4月13日 - 14:22

日本の食品を規制している国。日本政府は、なんで?韓国だけを訴えるのでしょうね。 pic.twitter.com/xfctGR7E3A

— りょう (@ryou777_2) 2019年4月12日 - 13:05

アベの宗教はキリステ教です! twitter.com/GUQbJgN6eyvGep…

— Yuji Shitamori:下森勇二 (@YujiShitamori) 2019年4月12日 - 21:46

最近、平日の18:30〜20:00に大阪の検察庁前でサイレントスタンディングをされてる関生支部の方がいらっしゃると聞いたので、参加してきました。 pic.twitter.com/yoRsAQHjum

— xj4r (@_rxj4_ex) 2019年4月12日 - 22:31

トヨタは戦争屋だった。

トヨタと経団連は戦争屋で、

TPP&原発は戦争屋利権で、
今更、やめられないらしく、
農業を犠牲にしてでも米国に、
車を売って経団連の利権を守る。

という事らしい。

#QAnon
#やりすぎ都市伝説… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

— jojo (@jojo_phantom) 2019年4月13日 - 07:04

江戸の政治ではワイロは通じず、侍たちは国益を守っていた。しかし、明治になると、薩長の下級武士たちは、手のひら返しで嬉々として私利私欲の政治に走り出した。欧米による日本の富の略奪がはじまった。それから日本の政治家は滅多なことでは国益をいわない。いまも長州汚職閥の政治は続いている。

— 兵頭正俊 (@hyodo_masatoshi) 2019年4月13日 - 10:23

人口削減計画としか思えません

#被曝 #放射能汚染 #内部被曝
#給食 #千葉 #公立小中学校 twitter.com/zodiac0088/sta…

— YASAI@SALADA (@YASAI_SALADA) 2019年4月13日 - 14:05
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Мишель Фейбер

Michel Faber




Родился: 13 апреля 1960 г., Голландия

Мишель Фейбер (англ. Michel Faber) — родившийся в Нидерландах англоязычный писатель, наиболее известный как автор романов «Побудь в моей шкуре» (2000) и «Багровый лепесток и белый» (2002).



Мишель родился в Гааге, Нидерланды. Он и его родители эмигрировали в Австралию в 1967 году. Посещал начальную и среднюю школу в пригородах Мельбурна Боронии и Бейсуотере, затем посещал Мельбурнский университет, изучая голландский язык, философию, риторику, английский язык (курс с переводом и критикой английского языка — англо-саксонские и среднеанглийские тексты) и английской литературы. Он получил высшее образование в 1980 году.



Работал фасовщиком на консервном заводе, уборщиком и на других случайных и малопрестижных работах, был «подопытным кроликом» в медицинских исследованиях, медбратом в больницах Сиднея и его пригородах. Так продолжалось до середины 1990-х годов. В 1993 году он, его вторая жена и родители эмигрировали в Шотландию.



«Книга странных новых вещей» – фантастика, а скорее, ретрофантастика в духе Брэдбери и Стругацких. Действие немаленького романа разворачивается на далекой планете под названием Оазис. На Земле не очень благополучно, один экономический кризис следует за другим, люди теряют работу, дома, разоряются, инфраструктура приходит в упадок, растет преступность. Некая могущественная корпорация СШИК обладает технологией межгалактических перелетов. У корпорации на Оазисе база и небольшая колония. Планета вполне пригодна для жизни, а аборигены дружелюбны по отношению к людям. Но вот проблема – на планете нужен священник, чтобы нести слово божие местным жителям, а Библию называют «Книгой странных новых вещей».

После собеседования должность пастора получает священник Питер Ли, который бросает свой приход, оставляет горячо любимую жену Беатрис, кота Джошуа и летит на Оазис. Питер – бывший алкоголик и наркоман, вставший на путь исправления после встречи с Беатрис, которая была медсестрой в клинике, куда он попал с переломами лодыжек, полученными в результате неудачного побега от полицейских. Одновременно с любовью он обрел и веру. И вот эту любовь и веру он несет с собой инопланетянам. А планета оказывается довольно интересной. День и ночь там длятся по трое суток, очень часто идет дождь, который полностью впитывается почвой, а еще там растет «белоцвет», который можно превратить во что угодно, хоть в шоколад, хоть в говядину.

Но Файбер не особо балует читателя инопланетными чудесами. Он о другом – о любви, которая преодолевает любое расстояние и любые препятствия. Пока Питер проповедует аборигенам, жизнь на Земле рушится, любимая жена и кот оказываются вовлечены в водоворот истории и вот-вот исчезнут. Герои пишут друг другу письма, полные нежности и отчаяния, из которых становится ясно, что друг без друга не выживут. Землю спасти уже невозможно, но можно спасти Беатрис.

Нехитрый месседж – если каждый спасет себя и того, кто рядом, то спасутся все. Очень по-христиански, очень по-европейски. Проблема только в одном. Не все хотят спасаться, кто-то предпочитает погибнуть, а самого ближнего утащить с собой.


Фейбер писал с четырнадцати лет, но не отправлял свои рукописи для публикации и вообще мало кому их показывал. Многие из коротких рассказов, появившихся в его дебютной коллекции, а также ранние черновики, были завершены в 1980-х годах и сохранены. Другой роман, завершенный в этот период, «Фотография Иисуса», остаётся нераскрытым. В 1990-е годы, с поощрения жены Евы Фейбер начал участвовать в конкурсах коротких рассказов и побеждать. Это привело к тому, что к нему обратились издатели Canongate Books из Эдинбурга, которые с тех пор публиковали его работы в Великобритании.



Первая опубликованная книга представляла собой сборник коротких рассказов и была выпущена в 1998 году. Один из рассказов получил премию Ian St James Award в 1996 году, другой был удостоен приза Macallan, а рассказ «Полмиллиона фунтов и чудо» — премии Нила Ганна в 1997 году.

Вторая жена писателя Ева умерла от рака в июле 2014 года, и он опубликовал сборник стихов «Бессмертие» об этом событии в 2016 году.



Тео Грипенкерль - мелкий ученый с эго олимпийского бога. Случайно обнаружив древние арамейские свитки, фактически пятое Евангелие, он, не задумываясь о последствиях, публикует их, раздает автографы и интервью, смеется над коллегами-неудачниками, а в итоге оказывается привязанным к стулу в логове террористов. Таков он, современный Прометей! Сюжет об ученом, по воле случая покусившемся на основы христианской религии, мягко говоря, не нов. Но Мишель Фейбер (один из авторов международного проекта "Мифы") и не ставит своей целью поразить читателя оригинальностью - он создает пародию, едкую и острую сатиру на современную книгу и современного героя.

Пишет литературные рецензии для английской газеты Guardian.

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Мир меняется слишком быстро. Отвернешься на секунду от чего-то, что было вечно, — и от него уже одно воспоминание.

В глазах Господа все мужчины и женщины нагие. Одежда — фиговый листок, не более. А тела под одеждой — лишь еще одна прослойка, одеяние из плоти под непрактичной оболочкой тонкой кожи разнообразных оттенков розового, желтого и коричневого. И только души реальны. С этой точки зрения просто невозможны такие вещи, как социальная напряженность, стыд или смущение. Все, что тебе нужно, — это приветствовать душу ближнего своего.

Неужели единственная цель современного мира состоит в том, чтобы разрушать идеалы и вскармливать цинизм?

Чему мы можем научиться у кошек? Возможно, тому, что всякое существо бывает мирным и добрым - пока не проголодается.

Простой перепих это одно, но позволь мужику хоть раз отоспаться рядом с тобой, и он решит, что вправе притащить к тебе свою собаку и своих голубей.

Незаменима. Обычно это слово начинают слишком часто повторять именно перед тем, как кого-нибудь заменить.

Существуют беды, против которых бессилен и сон.

Время возвышает всякого, кто достоин того.

Солнечный свет вреден, от него в солдатских ранах черви заводятся. А когда нет войны, он портит обои.

Счастье — штука иллюзорная, неуловимая, она похожа на лесного мотылька, который сливается с древесной корой, никогда не знаешь, здесь он или уже упорхнул...

Надежда — хрупкая вещь, хрупкая, как цветок. Кто-то насмехается над хрупкостью, но это лишь те люди, для кого жизнь темна и полна тяжких испытаний, люди, которые злятся, не веря, что нечто хрупкое само по себе может давать кому-то утешение. Они предпочтут растоптать цветок сапогом, будто говоря: «Смотрите, как слаб он, смотрите, как легко его уничтожить!» Но на самом деле надежда — это величайшая сила во вселенной. Империи гибнут, цивилизации стираются в пыль, но надежда всегда возвращается, пробиваясь сквозь пепел, прорастая из семян невидимых и непобежденных.

Молитва — это не волшебное заклятие, посредством коего человек надеется чего-то добиться, но способ благодарения, которое тот, кто отдает всего себя некоему достойному делу, возносит к Богу, стоявшему в этом деле на его стороне.



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The labor history of West Virginia suggests that progressive candidates can win there, if we can defeat cheating plutocratists.

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China is disappearing prominent Uighur cultural figures. Comedian Adil Mijit has not been heard of for months, and his relatives suppose he is in prison.

Several well-known musicians have been disappeared as well.

China's publication of a photo of one musician demonstrates the extent of the injustice. Evidently the musician's family are not allowed to visit him in prison. And they were not allowed to see his trial, if he even had one.

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Research suggests Europe could grow enough food using little fertilizer and pesticides, if people ate less meat (a change which would be healthier for the people).

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George Monbiot: strategy advice for the climate strikers, so they can win the battle that they cannot afford to lose.

For the most part, I think the advice is wise. I am not convinced however, that advice about farming is valid. It might be, but as far as I know it has not yet been scientifically established.

I wish Monbiot would not refer to teenagers as "children". Some of the youngest climate strikers are children on the verge of adolescence, but most of them are adolescents. Greta Thunberg is no child! She is 16 years old.

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"My grandfather was a Nazi. I've seen why we need the EU."

I agree that we need a European Union — but we cannot tolerate one that is plutocratist and subjects Europe to the power of the rich.

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That detail is of no importance. It is wrong, it is crazy, to arrest children for getting upset in school. We must take the thugs out of the schools!

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Southern Poverty Law Center reports that the US has more hate groups now than ever since it began counting them. I believe that was in 2001.

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The North Korean ambassador to Italy defected. His daughter, who was studying in a school in Italy, was reportedly forcibly sent back to North Korea, though it is not clear from where.

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THE Royal Oak Branch has unveiled its new look after a major refurb.
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GET ready to laugh – or cry. The UK’s 'most feared comedian' is coming to Great Sankey for a one-night show.
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The city where Skripals were poisoned and Dawn Sturgess died had shown ‘real collective spirit’, says judge

The city where a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in a nerve agent attack has been named the best place to live in the UK.

Salisbury took the title in the Sunday Times 2019 list (£).

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National party politicians struggle to get attention during election campaigns, but Canavan reckons eating an onion with the skin on might take off

It’s enough to bring tears to voters’ eyes.

Four years after Tony Abbott munched on a raw onion, resources minister Matthew Canavan has followed suit.

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Bird native to Australia and Papua New Guinea likely killed breeder with its long claws

A cassowary – a large, flightless bird native to Australia and Papua New Guinea – has killed its Florida owner when it attacked him after he fell.

The fire rescue department in Alachua county told the Gainesville Sun newspaper the cassowary killed the man on Friday on his property near Gainesville, in the north of the state, likely using its long claws. The victim, whose name was not released, was apparently breeding the birds, state wildlife officials said.

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As Australia’s first trial for psychedelic therapy for terminally ill patients gets under way, a growing movement says it could also help other conditions

In August 2016 I went to New York for the first time. On the second evening, as the sun slipped behind the building across the street, I was sitting on a long couch on the top floor of an old church. All around me instruments were scattered on the floor – singing bowls, tuning forks, rainsticks, Tibetan bells. At the foot of a wall carpeted completely in moss, dripping like the jungle in the baking heat, was a large bronze gong.

On the table in front of me two small ceramic bowls contained a capsule of 125mg of pure MDMA and a chilli guacamole with three grams of powdered magic mushrooms stirred through it. I eyed them nervously. I was terrified that I was going to lose my mind but I was more scared that nothing would happen at all, that I was too broken for even this radical treatment.

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Among presidential candidates and party leaders, the more progressive were quicker to defend the congresswoman

On Saturday, Donald Trump’s attack on the Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar swiftly became something of a litmus test for Democratic politicians, as some of the most progressive 2020 presidential candidates spoke most quickly and forcefully in Omar’s defense.

Related: 'I won't be silent': Ilhan Omar answers Trump 9/11 attack

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Cassowaries have large claws on each foot, and can grow up to 6ft in height.
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Mrs May survived a confidence vote in December.
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A mixed bag of news makes Sunday’s front pages.
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Motorists are being encouraged to carry out essential maintenance checks before embarking on journeys.
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Murdoch-owned paper published front page that Yemeni American Merchants Association says 'provoked hatred'

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Round 3

Hammer continues to try and work off the jab. She’s circling back and to the left away from Shields’ powerful right, but Shields is able to slip most of the offerings and land a few head shots in return. Shields is not doing much damage in this round but Hammer, who’s face is marked up a bit, is looking far more tentative than in the first. A closer round but another to the American.

Round 2

Now Shields is letting her hands go a little more, but Hammer is doing a good job of measuring the distance and staying out of range. But Shields is coming forward into the pocket and lands a pair of big right hands. She senses Hammer is hurt and barrels in, throwing punches in combination. Shields throws four straight lefts and lands the last two of them as the crowd comes to its feet. Hammer escapes from any serious trouble but that round was all Shields.

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• Gloucester 27-23 Bath
• Outside-half sees off rivals’ bid to silence the Shed

This derby used to be a private party organised by forwards who rarely invited the backs, but everyone is welcome now. The two sides shared 62 points at the Rec in September, when Bath rallied after trailing by 21 points, and here Gloucester started in a sleepwalk before Danny Cipriani roused them with a trademark piece of deception.

Cipriani was ruled fit to start at outside-half only during the warm-up after suffering a groin injury at Northampton the previous Sunday. If Gloucester’s initial inertia could partly be explained by the muted training week they had for fear of adding to their injury problems, Bath were irrepressible, balancing aggression and physical presence with the eye for a chance.

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Formula One’s sporting director talks about his unquenchable love for the sport and the daunting tasks ahead of him

Ross Brawn has spent a remarkable career in Formula One relentlessly looking forward. In a febrile paddock all that mattered was the next race, the next win, the next title. But times have changed and, in his current role as F1’s sporting director, the former Mercedes principal has the task of plotting how the sport will evolve, and Brawn is looking to take F1 back to the future.

F1 celebrates its 1,000th world championship race in China on Sunday morning and Brawn has become immersed in F1’s history in order to ensure it can boldly march on to another 1,000 meetings.

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• Bristol 23-21 Saracens
• Weakened Saracens surrender lead after resting several players

Where to start? First, Bristol joined the trend of clubs piling the pressure on Newcastle, a last-minute penalty by Ian Madigan clinching an invaluable win over the champions to move them back into ninth and leave the Falcons seven adrift at the bottom with three to play. Bristol, 11 points clear, are now surely safe.

But it is matters off the field that have suddenly enveloped Saracens. If nothing else, they showed fortitude in carrying on as normal despite the furore that has built around Billy Vunipola and his support for views that may have been all the rage in the first century AD but are hardly so in the 21st.

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This deserved victory brought Southampton within touching distance of accomplishing the survival mission entrusted to Ralph Hasenhüttl in December. Saints were floundering in 18th position when the Austrian replaced Mark Hughes as manager and had a solitary Premier League win for the season.

Since then they have been transformed and this win, their eighth in the league under Hasenhüttl, could have been even more emphatic. It hoisted them eight points clear of the team now in 18th, Cardiff City.

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Fulham secured their fifth Premier League win of the season as Scott Parker’s side outplayed Everton at Craven Cottage.

After their immediate relegation back to the Championship was confirmed last time out at Watford, the home team ran out as 2-0 victors.

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‘It’s not the kind of thing you can brush under the carpet,’ says former Wallaby Clyde Rathbone

Such is the transient nature of professional rugby, players are adept at adapting to change. Fluctuation is part of the game. Players debut, move to other clubs, retire. And, generally, a player moving on, even a great one, will not be hugely disruptive to a team and its culture. But there hasn’t been one like Israel Folau.

Folau is popular among team-mates, particularly those Pacific Islanders who share his faith. He’s an unselfish team man and a once-in-a-generation player. He’s a superb broken field runner; a flying eagle under the high ball. He moves beautifully and at times seems a level above all those with whom he shares the ground.

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          Microsoft Surface and the Future of Home Computing?      Comment   Translate Page      

Originally posted on: http://tostringtheory.com/evjen/archive/2007/05/30/112857.aspx

The big news of the day is that Microsoft's Steve Ballmer introduced Microsoft Surface.

A table computer that allows the end user to interact with the computer through their fingertips! No keyboard - no mouse. First thing you should do is take a look at the movies Microsoft made about this:

http://www.microsoft.com/surface/

The ability to drag and drop items around with your fingers. The ability to place a digital camera on the table surface and automatically pull the images / send them / edit them / etc. A bit off in the future but a wonderful look at where technology might be taking us. Is this a glimpse of the future of home computing? I think so. Will it be a table? - maybe not - or will it be a stand up screen like in the movie Minority Report? Its funny, but the table reminds me of my first days of seeing a "computer gaming machine" which was a pong game at my local Pizza Hut when I was a kid. We would lean on the tabletop computer game and play a ton of those pong/asteroids games. Though - that table got really greasy after awhile.

It is interesting to see where Microsoft is spending their dollars for the future of home computing. There will be a emergence of technologies in the future for the home - but when will that come is anyone's guess. Though, right now, Microsoft is making investments in gaming consoles (and doing a good job at it I might add), Tivo-like machines such as Media Center, this Microsoft Surface and more.

Whatever it will be - there will be a heavy emphasis on networking with devices, dummy terminals in the house, communicating with house members at their jobs, as they travel and more. There will be a heavy emphasis on a massive data store in the home for the huge amount of video, pictures, history that a family will want to digitally collect. I, today, could use a 5TB data store for everything I want to store - but alas - not yet.

Too bad we die and don't live on and on as I love seeing technology evolve and the experience just gets better over time. My kids are the lucky ones that will get to play with all those cool gadgets. Enjoy the moment, eh?

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[Note: Quotations in the following piece from speakers at the World Congress of Families may be paraphrased. They are based upon my own notes taken at the time, and in the case of speeches not given in English, based on the simultaneous translations provided by the Congress.]

I was privileged to attend and speak at the most recent World Congress of Families (WCF), held in Verona, Italy from March 29-31. Only after hearing what the Italian speakers at the Congress had to say did I realize that this may have been the most controversial of these events—in its own country—held so far.

The most frequently cited (and refuted) criticism of the WCF was that its views are “medieval.” After two days of hearing references from the podium to the attacks upon the Verona Congress, I finally went online to find Italian news in English to document what had gone on.

The source of the “medieval” charge was an Italian politician named Luigi Di Maio. He is the leader of a relatively young political party in Italy known as the “Five Star Movement” (abbreviated M5S), and is a co-deputy prime minister. He also asserted that the WCF was for “right-wing losers.”

Some Americans may not realize the extent to which a parliamentary system creates strange bedfellows. The Five Star Movement—described by Wikipedia as a populist party taking a “big tent” political position—won the most seats in the Italian Parliament in the 2018 elections, but not a majority. Therefore, it had to form a coalition with The League, a more conservative party centered in Northern Italy (where Verona is). Several League politicians were stronger supporters of the World Congress of Families—meaning that Di Maio’s attack was directed at his own coalition partners. Di Maio had said, “The League in Verona celebrates the Middle Ages, we do not.”

When a criticism is repeatedly cited by those who were the target of it, it has probably backfired (think of Hillary Clinton and the “basket of deplorables”). That may well have been the case with the “medieval” charge, which speaker after speaker at the WCF seized upon.

“This is an open community.”

For example, Luca Zaia, President of the Veneto Region where Verona is located (roughly the equivalent of a governor in the U.S.), told the opening session of the Congress, “You must thank those who attacked you—you have become well known!”

Part of the reason defenders of the World Congress were able to take the high ground from critics was because of the heavy-handed efforts not only to stigmatize the event, but to prevent it from taking place at all. This had the effect of turning defenders of free speech into defenders of the World Congress, and vice versa.

Zaia reported, “I’ve been attacked a lot—people said we should not have this event in Verona.” However, he declared, “This is an open community as long as I am here. There is freedom for everyone to talk. The fundamental rule is to have respect for everybody . . . I do not consider this the middle ages.”

“Everyone has a right to express their own ideas.”

Federico Sboarina, the Mayor of Verona, struck a similar note. “In my city, everyone has a right to express their own ideas—no one has a right to intimidate them. Verona is being depicted as a ‘medieval’ city. It’s those who stop people from speaking freely who are ‘medieval.’”

“The worst thing you can do is prohibit [an] idea.”

This theme of free speech even led to an unscheduled appearance by Italian radio host Giuseppe Cruciani. He said bluntly, “I’m not one of you,” as far as pro-family and pro-life policy is concerned. However, he noted that “for weeks now, there has been a campaign against this event.” He said he had learned from his experience in radical politics, “If you want to fight an idea, the worst thing you can do is prohibit that idea.” Therefore, Cruciani pledged, “Every time they want to stop you from expressing your opinion, I will be with you, even though I do not agree with you.”

“The media . . . want to suppress freedom of expression.”

Writer Maria Giovanna Maglie said, “The controversy actually attracted me; but I didn’t think the attack would be so violent. If you read the papers, you would think we were here to create an outrageous scandal, to celebrate the funerals of freedom and liberty.”

Actually, she said, “Freedom is of fundamental importance—but much of the media is here to stop it. They want to suppress freedom of expression.”

“Does the World Congress of Families promote hatred?” she asked. “No, it promotes the family” (and “so does the Italian constitution,” she noted. Article 29 of that document says, “The Republic recognizes the rights of the family as a natural society founded on marriage.”).

“If you are pro-life, why should you be called ‘medieval?’” asked Maglie. She referred to political correctness as “a new authoritarianism,” and drew prolonged applause when she concluded by calling on all to resist its “tyranny.”

“This event has become a symbol of freedom.”

Sandro Oliveri, President of the Federation of Italian Pentecostal Churches, praised the organizers of the Congress, saying that they “have been very brave in light of what you have faced in the last few days,” including “aggressiveness and violence.”

“This event has become a symbol of freedom,” he declared—although not the kind promoted by those who “think that freedom is [only] to say what they agree with.”

“Why should people be afraid of talking about family?” Oliveri wondered. “This is about protecting the weakest people, the children.”

“Saying no” to practices that harm women and children “does not limit anyone’s freedom,” he insisted. “It does not mean to be ‘medieval.’”

“So much hatred”—but toward the World Congress of Families, not from it

For Lorenzo Fontana, Italy’s Minister for the Family and Disabilities, the attacks on the WCF had a personal cost. “I saw so much hatred in the polemics of the last few days,” he said. “I had to be accompanied by twice as many police as usual in my own city. Many people suffered: my wife was ill-treated at work because of the polemics. My child has been discriminated against at kindergarten because she is the daughter of Minister Fontana.”

Fontana addressed another stereotype about the Congress. “I was told that those at that Congress are against women who work,” he said. “I was told I wanted to keep women at home.” In reality, he insisted the opposite is true—“All the women in my life work!” Instead, what he wants to do is to aid female employment by facilitating “work-life balance.”

“Having a child is positive for business,” Fontana declared, citing research showing “an increase in productivity” with mothers in the workplace. “Unfortunately,” he lamented, “some people in Italy still have a ‘medieval’ view and don’t understand these things!”

The real “backward thinkers”

The fieriest speech at the Congress came from Giorgia Meloni, a member of the Chamber of Deputies (the lower house of the Italian parliament) and president of a conservative political party known as the Brothers of Italy. One article describes Meloni as the “leading lady of Italy’s right.”

“They said we are medieval, depressives, losers,” Meloni said. “I reject these [charges] and send them back to those who formulated them.” They are the real “backward thinkers,” she insisted. “A loser comes to insult us when we talk about families,” she declared. “Losers are those who accept abortion at the ninth month!”

“The fascists are gone.”

The highest-ranking government official to address the Congress was Matteo Salvini, who serves as both Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister in the current Italian government, and who was described last year by Time magazine as “the most feared man in Europe.” Salvini said that the criticism of the World Congress of Families had been “surreal,” with people asking him, “Are you sure you want to go to Verona? It’s the middle ages, losers, right-wing people.”

Several of the officials who spoke at the Congress are referred to in the media as “far right” or even “neo-fascist”—but it is hard to know how seriously to take those characterizations, coming from outlets that unquestioningly accept the Southern Poverty Law Center’s designation of mainstream conservative organizations like the World Congress of Families and Family Research Council as “hate groups.” Responding to such attacks, Salvini said wearily, “The fascists are gone;” but then added wryly, “There are still communists, though.” Salvini also declared, “Racism and excessive religious beliefs are not here in this room—it is others who are [wrongly] judging us.”

Grazie, Italia!

Given the ferocity of the attacks, the organizers of the World Congress of Families (especially Chairman Antonio Brandi) deserve tremendous credit for persevering. And the speakers who braved the criticism to address and/or actively support the Congress deserve the thanks of all those of us who attended. Special kudos to those not even part of the pro-family movement who nevertheless stood for the principal of free speech. To all of these, I say—Grazie, Italia!


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ஜானதிபதி ஆக ஆசைப்பட்டு வலையில் சிக்கினாரா கோத்தபாய. ஒவொரு மனிதருக்கும் வாழ்வில் எழுவத்துக்கும், வீழ்வதுக்கும் தருணங்கள் இருக்கும். 10 வருடங்களுக்கு முன்னர், இலங்கையின் மிகவும் சக்தி மிக்க நபராக கருத்தப்படட, தற்போது 69 வயதான கோத்தாபய ராஜபக்சேவுக்கும் இந்த வீழ்ச்சியை உண்டாக்கும் தருணம் வந்து விட்டதா என்றே கடந்த வார, கொழும்பு லண்டன், கலிபோர்னியா வரை நிகழ்ந்த நிகழ்வுகள் கூறுகின்றன. இலங்கை அரச பணத்தில் கையாடல் செய்து, தனது தந்தைக்கு நினைவு மண்டபம் கட்டினார் என்ற வழக்கில், கொழும்பு நீதித்துறையை, தனது பெரும், நியாயமில்லாத இனகுரோத வாதங்களை மூலதனமாக வைத்து வாதாடும், வக்கீல் ரொமேஷ் டீ சில்வா மூலம், தலை சுத்த வைத்து, கைதாகாமல் வெளியே இருந்தவாறே வழக்கினை சந்தித்து வருகிறார் கோத்தபாய. இந்த நீதிமன்றின் அனுமதியுடன் இரு வார காலம் கலிபோர்னியா சென்றிருந்தார் அவர். போட்டி போடுறோம், வெல்லுறோம்.... ஜனாதிபதி மாளிகையை பிடிக்கிறோம் என்று, விமல் வீரவன்ச, கமன் பிள்ள போன்ற ஒட்டுன்னிகள் கொடுத்த நம்பிக்கையில், இலங்கையின் ஜனாதிபதி ஆகியே விட்ட கனவில், மார்ச் மாதம் 6ம் திகதி கொழும்பில் உள்ள அமேரிக்க தூதராலயத்தில், டிரம்ப் மீதுள்ள விசுவாசத்தினை விலக்கிக் கொள்ள விண்ணப்பித்து இருந்தார் அவர். இதன் மூலம் இப்போது பெரும் சிக்கலில் மாட்டி உள்ளார் போலவே தெரிகிறது. கடந்த வாரம் ஒருநாள், கலிபோர்னியாவில், மகிந்த காலத்தில் கன்சுலேட் ஜெனெரலாக இருந்த அல்லக்கை ஒன்று, ''எதிர்கால ஜனாதிபதியுடனான சந்திப்பு' என்ற ஒரு நிகழ்வை ஒழுங்கு செய்து இருந்தது. ஜனாதிபதியாக கோத்தா வந்தால், தான் அமேரிக்க தூதுவர் ஆக முடியும் என அந்த அல்லக்கை நினைத்திருக்கும். போகும் வழியில் இருந்த சூப்பர்மார்கெட் ஒன்றில், பழங்கள் வாங்க விரும்பிய அவர், அங்குள்ள கார் தரிப்பிடத்தில்,கரை நிறுத்தி, இறங்கிய போது, அவரை நெருங்கிய குரியர் நிறுவன பெண், நீங்கள் தானே ராஜபக்சே என்று கேட்டு இரண்டு நீதிமன்ற அழைப்பாணையை, சிறிது குழம்பிய நிலையில் இருந்த 'இலங்கையின் எதிர்கால ஜனாதிபதி கையில் கொடுத்தார். அவரது சக ஊழியர், இதனை படமெடுத்துக் கொண்டார். அப்படி ஒரு அழைப்பானையும் கொடுக்கப்படவில்லை, சும்மா பொய் கதை என்று, அவரது பெறாமகன் நாமல் முதலில் ட்வீட் அனுப்பினார். படம் வெளியே வந்ததும், பம்மி விட்டார். வழக்கில் ஒன்று, லசந்தா கொலை சம்பந்தமானது. அடுத்தது சித்திரவதை சம்பந்தமானது. முதலாவது லசந்தா மகள் தொடுத்தது. இரண்டாவது கனேடிய பிரஜையான ராய் சமாதானம் தொடுத்தது. இந்த இரண்டாவது வழக்கு, திரைமறைவில், மிக துல்லியமாக திட்டமிட்ட ஒன்றாக திகழ்கிறது. இந்த வழக்கு விபரத்துடன் ராய் சமாதானம் கடந்த வரம் லண்டனில் பத்திரிகையாளர் மகாநாடு ஒன்றினை நடாத்தினார். இவருக்காக வழக்கினை நடத்துபவர் ஸ்காட் கில்மோர் என்னும், அமெரிக்கா தலைநகர் வாஷிங்டன் நகரில் இருந்து செயல் படும் உலகின் முதல் தர மனித உரிமை வழக்கறிஞர். Scott Gilmore இவர், இலங்கையில் ஒரு கண்ணை இழந்த, லண்டன் டைம்ஸ் நிருபர் மேரி ஸ்காட் சார்பில் ஆஜராகி, அவர் கொல்லப் பட காரணமாக இருந்த சிரிய அரசுக்கு எதிராக $300மில்லியன் நஷ்ட ஈடு தீர்ப்பினை வாங்கிக் கொடுத்தவர். Mary Colvin திருமணம் செய்யவென இலங்கை சென்ற, சமாதானம், புலிகளுடன் தொடர்பானவர் என பாதுகாப்பு செயலர் கோத்தாவின் உத்தரவில், கைதாகி 3 ஆண்டுகள் தடுப்புக் காவலில் இருந்தார். சித்திரவதைக்கு உள்ளானார். இறுதியில் வழக்குகள் இன்றி விடுதலையானார். இந்த வழக்குகளில் கோத்தா விசாரணைக்கு வந்தே ஆகவேண்டும். பணத்தினை கொடுத்து சமாதானமாக போக கூடிய நிலையில் வழக்காளிகள் இல்லை. ஏனெனில், அவர்கள் நன்கு திட்டமிட்டு தயாராகி உள்ளனர். இந்த வழக்கில் நஷ்ட ஈடு கொடுக்க வேண்டுமாயின், கோத்தாவின் உலக அளவிலான சொத்துக்கள், அவர் மகனுக்கு கொடுத்த, பணம், சொத்துக்கள் எல்லாம், அமெரிக்க அரசினால் கணக்கிடப்படும். முக்கியமாக, இலங்கையில் இன்னும் 7 மாதத்தில் ஜனாதிபதி தேர்தல். எனினும், 6 மாதத்தில், தேர்தல் ஆணையாளரிடம் நியமன பத்திரம் சமர்ப்பிக்க வேண்டும். 6 மாதத்துக்கு இடையே இந்த வழக்குகள் முடிந்தால் தான், ஜனாதிபதி தேர்தலில் பங்கு கொள்ள முடியும். அது சாத்தியமில்லை போலவே தெரிகிறது. இதனிடையே, இலங்கையில் உள்நாட்டலுவல்கள் அமைச்சராக பொன்சேகாவை நியமிக்க ரணில் அரசு விரும்புகிறது. அது நடந்தால், கோத்தா இலங்கை குடியுரிமையையும் இழக்க கூடும். அமெரிக்காவில் இருந்து திரும்பிய கோத்தா, கொழும்பு விமான நிலையத்தில் ஓய்வு எடுக்க வேண்டிய காலத்தில், ஜனாதிபதியாக வேண்டும் என கனவு கண்டு, வழக்கு சிக்கலில் மாட்டி உள்ளார் கோத்தா. http://www.sundaytimes.lk/190414/columns/can-gota-jump-us-hurdle-345286.html https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/09/brother-of-sri-lanka-ex-president-sued-over-alleged-torture-and-killings
          John Pilger: Assange Arrest A Warning From History       Comment   Translate Page      

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The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years.

That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for “democratic” societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this clear in the legal ruling of its Working Party on Arbitrary Detention.

But to hell with that. Let the thugs go in. Directed by the quasi-fascists in Trump’s Washington, in league with Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno, a Latin American Judas and liar seeking to disguise his rancid regime, the British elite abandoned its last imperial myth: that of fairness and justice.

Imagine Tony Blair dragged from his multi-million pound Georgian home in Connaught Square, London, in handcuffs, for onward dispatch to the dock in The Hague. By the standard of Nuremberg, Blair’s “paramount crime” is the deaths of a million Iraqis. Assange’s crime is journalism: holding the rapacious to account, exposing their lies and empowering people all over the world with truth.

The shocking arrest of Assange carries a warning for all who, as Oscar Wilde wrote, “sew the seeds of discontent [without which] there would be no advance towards civilization.” The warning is explicit towards journalists. What happened to the founder and editor of WikiLeaks can happen to you on a newspaper, you in a TV studio, you on radio, you running a podcast.

Assange’s principal media tormentor, The Guardian, a collaborator with the secret state, displayed its nervousness this week with an editorial that scaled new weasel heights. The Guardian has exploited the work of Assange and WikiLeaks in what its previous editor called “the greatest scoop of the last 30 years.” The paper creamed off WikiLeaks’ revelations and claimed the accolades and riches that came with them.

With not a penny going to Julian Assange or to WikiLeaks, a hyped Guardian book led to a lucrative Hollywood movie. The book’s authors, Luke Harding and David Leigh, turned on their source, abused him and disclosed the secret password Assange had given the paper in confidence, which was designed to protect a digital file containing leaked US embassy cables.

Revealing Homicidal Colonial Wars

When Assange was still trapped in the Ecuadorian embassy, Harding joined police outside and gloated on his blog that “Scotland Yard may get the last laugh.” The Guardian then published a series of falsehoods about Assange, not least a discredited claim that a group of Russians and Trump’s man, Paul Manafort, had visited Assange in the embassy. The meetings never happened; it was fake.

But the tone has now changed. “The Assange case is a morally tangled web,” the paper opined. “He (Assange) believes in publishing things that should not be published …. But he has always shone a light on things that should never have been hidden.”

These “things” are the truth about the homicidal way America conducts its colonial wars, the lies of the British Foreign Office in its denial of rights to vulnerable people, such as the Chagos Islanders, the exposé of Hillary Clinton as a backer and beneficiary of jihadism in the Middle East, the detailed description of American ambassadors of how the governments in Syria and Venezuela might be overthrown, and much more. It is all available on the WikiLeaks site.

The Guardian is understandably nervous. Secret policemen have already visited the newspaper and demanded and got the ritual destruction of a hard drive. On this, the paper has form. In 1983, a Foreign Office clerk, Sarah Tisdall, leaked British Government documents showing when American cruise nuclear weapons would arrive in Europe. The Guardian was showered with praise.

When a court order demanded to know the source, instead of the editor going to prison on a fundamental principle of protecting a source, Tisdall was betrayed, prosecuted and served six months.

If Assange is extradited to America for publishing what The Guardian calls truthful “things,” what is to stop the current editor, Katherine Viner, following him, or the previous editor, Alan Rusbridger, or the prolific propagandist Luke Harding?

What is to stop the editors of The New York Times and The Washington Post, who also published morsels of the truth that originated with WikiLeaks, and the editor of El Pais in Spain, and Der Spiegel in Germany and The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia. The list is long.

David McCraw, lead lawyer of The New York Times, wrote: “I think the prosecution [of Assange] would be a very, very bad precedent for publishers … from everything I know, he’s sort of in a classic publisher’s position and the law would have a very hard time distinguishing between The New York Times and WikiLeaks.”

Even if journalists who published WikiLeaks’ leaks are not summoned by an American grand jury, the intimidation of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning will be enough. Real journalism is being criminalized by thugs in plain sight. Dissent has become an indulgence.

In Australia, the current America-besotted government is prosecuting two whistle-blowers who revealed that Canberra’s spooks bugged the cabinet meetings of the new government of East Timor for the express purpose of cheating the tiny, impoverished nation out of its proper share of the oil and gas resources in the Timor Sea. Their trial will be held in secret. The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, is infamous for his part in setting up concentration camps for refugees on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus, where children self harm and suicide. In 2014, Morrison proposed mass detention camps for 30,000 people.

Journalism: a Major Threat

Real journalism is the enemy of these disgraces. A decade ago, the Ministry of Defense in London produced a secret document which described the “principal threats” to public order as threefold: terrorists, Russian spies and investigative journalists. The latter was designated the major threat.

The document was duly leaked to WikiLeaks, which published it. “We had no choice,” Assange told me. “It’s very simple. People have a right to know and a right to question and challenge power. That’s true democracy.”

What if Assange and Manning and others in their wake — if there are others — are silenced and “the right to know and question and challenge” is taken away?

In the 1970s, I met Leni Reifenstahl, close friend of Adolf Hitler, whose films helped cast the Nazi spell over Germany.

She told me that the message in her films, the propaganda, was dependent not on “orders from above” but on what she called the “submissive void” of the public.

“Did this submissive void include the liberal, educated bourgeoisie?” I asked her.

“Of course,” she said, “especially the intelligentsia …. When people no longer ask serious questions, they are submissive and malleable. Anything can happen.”

And did. The rest, she might have added, is history.

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John Pilger is an Australian-British journalist and filmmaker based in London. Pilger’s Web site is: www.johnpilger.com. In 2017, the British Library announced a John Pilger Archive of all his written and filmed work. The British Film Institute includes his 1979 film, “Year Zero: the Silent Death of Cambodia,” among the 10 most important documentaries of the 20thcentury. Some of his previous contributions to Consortium News can be found here


          TAGTEAM - Rowdy Roddy Piper and Jesse "The Body" Ventura (1991)      Comment   Translate Page      
Here's a real Saturday Night Special for you!
 A Tag Team match featuring "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Jesse "The Body" Ventura vs. All The Bad Guys On The Streets!

"Tagteam" is an unsold 1991 pilot TV show that never made the light of day for various reasons!

My opinion is they should have made this a three man tag team, because "Tagteam" reminds me of an updated "Three Stooges" episode! That being said.......

Let's get bready to crumble!

We got a good crowd for tonight's match!

 Look at the depth of character these two guys have!

They can go from one mood to another just like that!
Snap!

This is a pretty crappy print I found, and it's hard enough to get good screen captures of action scenes, so I feel pretty good about shots like this!

This just might be one of the greatest shots of tag team wrasslin' ever! 

They play the whole thing legit, so the boys get fired because they won't throw the match!
And you probably thought that wrestlers have no morals, well you're wrong!
Roddy and Jesse have higher standards than that!

They are forced to go out into the real world to find work!

They are complete failures at being piano movers!

Here's a pensive portrait of Jesse Ventura!

Being attack dog dummies in a ladies self defense class didn't exactly work out for them either!

The pair get then involved in breaking up a grocery store robbery!

That's when they get the bright idea that they should become cops!

Next stop, the police academy!

Somehow the two stooges manage to graduate, and the next thing you know, they're legally throwing people out of windows!

Tabonga and I were raised on cartoons, wrasslin' and Three Stooges, so I actually kind of liked this show, even as silly as it is!

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Jesse "The Body" Ventura were always two of my favorite wrasslers, so I wish this show would have made it, but it's too late now.
Roddy Piper passed away in 2015 at the age of 61! Probably his best film was "They Live" from 1988!
Ex-Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura is still kickin' it, and went on to be in such classics covered on this site as "Predator," "The Running Man," and "Abraxas, Guardian Of The Universe!"

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          Maintenance Supervisor-Electrical - Guardian Glass - Ras al-Khaimah      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Accountant - Guardian Glass - Ras al-Khaimah      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Hot End Manager - Guardian Glass - Ras al-Khaimah      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Financial Analyst - Guardian Glass - Ras al-Khaimah      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Architectural Specification Manager - Guardian Glass - Ras al-Khaimah      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Warehouse and Shipping Supervisor - Guardian Glass - Ras al-Khaimah      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Florida Guardian Watchdog Under Fire      Comment   Translate Page      
A Florida government agency meant to oversee various guardian programs hasn’t proved to have much teeth in first three years on the job, according to a recent report. The Florida legislature created the Office of Public and Professional Guardians in 2016 to police guardianship programs. The office has opened 132 investigations sent out 19 warning letters to program operators since that time, according to an ABC Action News investigation. But it hasn’t moved to ban or suspend any guardians, despite some troubling findings. A guardian is a person appointed to serve as representative of another person (often called a “ward”) […] The post Florida Guardian Watchdog Under Fire appeared first on Hoffman & Hoffman.
          Comment by "Robjil" on Zionism, Crypto-Judaism, and the Biblical Hoax, by Laurent Guyénot      Comment   Translate Page      
The war on Yugoslavia was practice for the war on the Muslim world - seven nations to destroy. Yugoslavia, a country the size of Romania, was divided into seven pieces. Why? It was the creator of non-aligned nations. The US/Israel want a one world government with them as the lead. Non-align nations is so 2oth century. It is ironic that Yugoslavia was divided into seven pieces. The next game was seven again - destroy seven nations after the nine eleven false flag. https://off-guardian.org/2016/03/01/natos-full-spectrum-war-against-yugoslavia-demonization-of-serbs-was-key/ "Milosevic’s famous speeches of 1987 and 1989 weren’t nationalistic — despite the lies to the contrary, both speeches called for tolerance of all “nations” within Yugoslavia. He also never sought a “Greater Serbia,” but rather tried to maintain a unified Yugoslavia, and when this failed — with the active assistance of the NATO powers — he tried, only fitfully, to allow stranded Serb minorities to stay within Yugoslavia or join Serbia, a matter of obvious “self-determination” that NATO granted to Kosovo Albanians and everybody but Serbs (for documentation on these points, see this Monthly Review article I co-authored with David Peterson in October, 2007)."
          Knutsford heart attack survivor champions cardiac programme      Comment   Translate Page      
HEART attack survivor Mabel Taylor is championing a cardiac rehabilitation programme funded by NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
          Head chef at Church Inn in Mobberley is one of the chefs at Pub in the Park      Comment   Translate Page      
TOM Kerridge’s Pub in the Park festival has revealed the mouth-watering menus which will be on offer at Knutsford this summer from top chefs.
          Chimney fire caused by fallen bird's nest in Goostrey      Comment   Translate Page      
A CHIMNEY fire in Goostrey was caused by a fallen bird's nest it has been revealed.
          OPINION: John Bishop, HS2 and why he was right      Comment   Translate Page      
Regular readers of this column will know full well where I stand on the subject of HS2.
          Why you should never interfere with the pecking order of your pets      Comment   Translate Page      
Many of the problems I deal with in homes with multiple dogs are created by owners interfering in the established pecking order.
          Ramblers group makes great strides      Comment   Translate Page      
“THERE’S something lovely about just getting out into the hills, getting your limbs moving, breathing in the fresh air and being amongst friends – you just can’t beat it.”
          Vaping at the wheel could be punished with a fine and driving ban, police warn      Comment   Translate Page      
DRIVERS could face major fines and losing their licence if they are caught using e-cigarettes in certain circumstances behind the wheel.
          'My fear is more collisions will occur unless urgent action is taken to improve safety'      Comment   Translate Page      
TOWNSPEOPLE are being urged to sign an e-petition calling for a review of the 60 speed limit on a stretch of road which has seen three fatal crashes.
          Medical facility work by Knutsford firm earns major accolade      Comment   Translate Page      
KNUTSFORD company Intecho has won a major accolade for its work on a cutting-edge medical facility for injured servicemen and women.
          WATCH: Hundreds of vans and motorcycles turn out for funeral of dad-of-two      Comment   Translate Page      
HUNDREDS of vans and motorcycles have lined up in procession today, Friday, in tribute to dad-of-two Ian Glanister who died last month in a crash.
          Speed review petition for A50 in Knutsford signed by 237 people      Comment   Translate Page      
KNUTSFORD residents seeking a lower speed limit on a road where there have been three fatal crashes can sign an e-petition started by Knutsford resident Allan McNicol.
          Knutsford on Sunday Times top 10 list of best places to live in north west      Comment   Translate Page      
KNUTSFORD has been named as one of the top 10 places to live in the north west by The Sunday Times.
          'Cost of his obsession' – Pro-hunt campaigners slam David Keane over £34k review      Comment   Translate Page      
HUNT supporters have continued their war of words with Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) after learning the county’s fox hunting review cost taxpayers £34,000.
          HS2 salt mine fears are put to transport secretary by Tatton MP      Comment   Translate Page      
AN MP is urging the Government to listen to geological concerns over routing HS2 over Cheshire's salt mines.
          CAFT seeks support for Great Manchester Run      Comment   Translate Page      
RUNNERS are being sought by The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust for the Great Manchester Run in May.
          'A point of principal' – Renewed call for Government to look into dental cuts      Comment   Translate Page      
COUNCILLORS are again calling on the Government to take another look into the way hospital bosses axed orthodontics and oral surgery services in east Cheshire.
          Cheshire Police to use covert vehicles and officers next week against drivers using mobile phones      Comment   Translate Page      
CHESHIRE Police is taking part in a national week of action against drivers who use their mobile phone behind the wheel.
          Zero deaths in accidental Cheshire house fires over 12-month period      Comment   Translate Page      
FOR the first time in its history, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has had zero deaths in accidental house fire during its annual reporting period, in the year to March 31, 2019.
          Parking on pavements could soon be banned - and land you with a £70 fine      Comment   Translate Page      
PARKING on pavements could be banned after a national inquiry was launched into the ‘real problem’ on our roads.
          Wood secures new contract for Hinkley Point C nuclear power station project      Comment   Translate Page      
GLOBAL company Wood has secured a new contract to provide a construction design management advisor service for the Hinkley Point C new build nuclear power station project in the UK.
          Home is where the art is for Holmes Chapel glass artist      Comment   Translate Page      
ARTIST Patricia Lee has won the opportunity to create a bespoke piece of work which featured on BBC1 show Home Is Where the Art Is this week.
          High Legh school and nursery to stage family cycling challenge      Comment   Translate Page      
HIGH Legh Primary School and High Legh Pre-School Nursery have joined forces to organise a fundraising family cycling challenge.
          Parkinson's patients in east Cheshire to get new specialist nurse      Comment   Translate Page      
HEALTH chiefs hope that Parkinson’s patients in east Cheshire will soon be able to benefit from a new specialist nurse.
          'Shut the country down': British climate group Extinction Rebellion heads to US      Comment   Translate Page      

With dozens of events next week, many hope arrival of climate punks who’ve swept the UK will be a watershed moment

Bea Ruiz, a veteran progressive coordinator, has been telling scores of first-time climate change protesters they face being harassed and beaten by police next week. Most seem happy with the deal.

“I told a 72-year-old volunteer that he will probably be targeted by police,” said Ruiz, who is based in Eureka, California and is helping organize the first US rollout of Extinction Rebellion, a group founded in the UK that has grabbed attention through disruptive protests leading to mass arrests.

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Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant by Joel Golby Book details Title: Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant Author: Joel Golby Pages: 304 Format: PDF / EPUB / MOBI ISBN: 9780525562771 Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Description By the popular Vice contributor, a collection of full-throated appreciations, elaborate theories, and unflinching recollections Joel Golby&#039;s writing for Vice and The Guardian, with its wry observation and naked self-reflection, has brought him a wide and devoted following. Now, in his first book, he presents a blistering collection of new and newly expanded essays—including the achingly funny viral hit &quot;Things You Only Know When Both Your Parents Are Dead.&quot; In these pages, he travels to Saudi Arabia, where he acts as a perplexed bystander at a camel pageant; offers a survival guide for the modern dinner party (i.e. how to tactfully escape at the first sign of an adult board game); and gets pitted head-to-head, again and again, with an unpredictable, unpitying subspecies of Londoner: the landlord. Through it all, he shows that no matter how cruel the misfortune, how absurd the circumstance, there&#039;s always the soft punch of a lesson tucked within. This is a book for anyone who overshares, overthinks, has ever felt lost or confused—and who wants to have a good laugh about it. Links for download book Available formats: PDF / EPUB / MOBI CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD EBOOK Overview By the popular Vice contributor, a collection of full-throated appreciations, elaborate theories, and unflinching recollections Joel Golby's writing for Vice and The Guardian, with its wry observation and naked self-reflection, has brought him a wide and devoted following. Now, in his first book, he presents a blistering collection of new and newly expanded essays—including the achingly funny viral hit "Things You Only Know When Both Your Parents Are Dead." In these pages, he travels to Saudi Arabia, where he acts as a perplexed bystander at a camel pageant; offers a survival guide for the modern dinner party (i.e. how to tactfully escape at the first sign of an adult board game); and gets pitted head-to-head, again and again, with an unpredictable, unpitying subspecies of Londoner: the landlord. Through it all, he shows that no matter how cruel the misfortune,
          Publisher fined $29,000 for blog saying Beijing office complex had bad feng shui      Comment   Translate Page      

The post said the Zaha Hadid-designed buildings brought bad luck to tenants

A blog operator must pay $29,000 to a real estate developer for “defamation”, a Chinese court has ruled after alleging a building complex had bad energy.

Published on the WeChat social network in November, the text said an office complex in Beijing brought bad luck to its business tenants because it does not respect feng shui principles.

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          Direct to Consumer Digital Marketing Manager - Guardian Life Insurance Company - Bethlehem, PA      Comment   Translate Page      
Direct to Consumer Digital Marketing Manager - (19000854) Description REMOTE/Work from Home Opportunity in Eastern/Central Time Zones Position Objective...
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          Direct to Consumer Business Development Leader - Guardian Life Insurance Company - New York, NY      Comment   Translate Page      
Holmdel NJ, Bethlehem PA, Enfield CT, Holyoke MA, Stamford CT. Direct to Consumer Business Development Leader - (19000738)....
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          John Pilger: Assange Arrest A Warning From History       Comment   Translate Page      

via John Pilger,

The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years.

That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for “democratic” societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this clear in the legal ruling of its Working Party on Arbitrary Detention.

But to hell with that. Let the thugs go in. Directed by the quasi-fascists in Trump’s Washington, in league with Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno, a Latin American Judas and liar seeking to disguise his rancid regime, the British elite abandoned its last imperial myth: that of fairness and justice.

Imagine Tony Blair dragged from his multi-million pound Georgian home in Connaught Square, London, in handcuffs, for onward dispatch to the dock in The Hague. By the standard of Nuremberg, Blair’s “paramount crime” is the deaths of a million Iraqis. Assange’s crime is journalism: holding the rapacious to account, exposing their lies and empowering people all over the world with truth.

The shocking arrest of Assange carries a warning for all who, as Oscar Wilde wrote, “sew the seeds of discontent [without which] there would be no advance towards civilization.” The warning is explicit towards journalists. What happened to the founder and editor of WikiLeaks can happen to you on a newspaper, you in a TV studio, you on radio, you running a podcast.

Assange’s principal media tormentor, The Guardian, a collaborator with the secret state, displayed its nervousness this week with an editorial that scaled new weasel heights. The Guardian has exploited the work of Assange and WikiLeaks in what its previous editor called “the greatest scoop of the last 30 years.” The paper creamed off WikiLeaks’ revelations and claimed the accolades and riches that came with them.

With not a penny going to Julian Assange or to WikiLeaks, a hyped Guardian book led to a lucrative Hollywood movie. The book’s authors, Luke Harding and David Leigh, turned on their source, abused him and disclosed the secret password Assange had given the paper in confidence, which was designed to protect a digital file containing leaked US embassy cables.

Revealing Homicidal Colonial Wars

When Assange was still trapped in the Ecuadorian embassy, Harding joined police outside and gloated on his blog that “Scotland Yard may get the last laugh.” The Guardian then published a series of falsehoods about Assange, not least a discredited claim that a group of Russians and Trump’s man, Paul Manafort, had visited Assange in the embassy. The meetings never happened; it was fake.

But the tone has now changed. “The Assange case is a morally tangled web,” the paper opined. “He (Assange) believes in publishing things that should not be published …. But he has always shone a light on things that should never have been hidden.”

These “things” are the truth about the homicidal way America conducts its colonial wars, the lies of the British Foreign Office in its denial of rights to vulnerable people, such as the Chagos Islanders, the exposé of Hillary Clinton as a backer and beneficiary of jihadism in the Middle East, the detailed description of American ambassadors of how the governments in Syria and Venezuela might be overthrown, and much more. It is all available on the WikiLeaks site.

The Guardian is understandably nervous. Secret policemen have already visited the newspaper and demanded and got the ritual destruction of a hard drive. On this, the paper has form. In 1983, a Foreign Office clerk, Sarah Tisdall, leaked British Government documents showing when American cruise nuclear weapons would arrive in Europe. The Guardian was showered with praise.

When a court order demanded to know the source, instead of the editor going to prison on a fundamental principle of protecting a source, Tisdall was betrayed, prosecuted and served six months.

If Assange is extradited to America for publishing what The Guardian calls truthful “things,” what is to stop the current editor, Katherine Viner, following him, or the previous editor, Alan Rusbridger, or the prolific propagandist Luke Harding?

What is to stop the editors of The New York Times and The Washington Post, who also published morsels of the truth that originated with WikiLeaks, and the editor of El Pais in Spain, and Der Spiegel in Germany and The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia. The list is long.

David McCraw, lead lawyer of The New York Times, wrote: “I think the prosecution [of Assange] would be a very, very bad precedent for publishers … from everything I know, he’s sort of in a classic publisher’s position and the law would have a very hard time distinguishing between The New York Times and WikiLeaks.”

Even if journalists who published WikiLeaks’ leaks are not summoned by an American grand jury, the intimidation of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning will be enough. Real journalism is being criminalized by thugs in plain sight. Dissent has become an indulgence.

In Australia, the current America-besotted government is prosecuting two whistle-blowers who revealed that Canberra’s spooks bugged the cabinet meetings of the new government of East Timor for the express purpose of cheating the tiny, impoverished nation out of its proper share of the oil and gas resources in the Timor Sea. Their trial will be held in secret. The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, is infamous for his part in setting up concentration camps for refugees on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus, where children self harm and suicide. In 2014, Morrison proposed mass detention camps for 30,000 people.

Journalism: a Major Threat

Real journalism is the enemy of these disgraces. A decade ago, the Ministry of Defense in London produced a secret document which described the “principal threats” to public order as threefold: terrorists, Russian spies and investigative journalists. The latter was designated the major threat.

The document was duly leaked to WikiLeaks, which published it. “We had no choice,” Assange told me. “It’s very simple. People have a right to know and a right to question and challenge power. That’s true democracy.”

What if Assange and Manning and others in their wake — if there are others — are silenced and “the right to know and question and challenge” is taken away?

In the 1970s, I met Leni Reifenstahl, close friend of Adolf Hitler, whose films helped cast the Nazi spell over Germany.

She told me that the message in her films, the propaganda, was dependent not on “orders from above” but on what she called the “submissive void” of the public.

“Did this submissive void include the liberal, educated bourgeoisie?” I asked her.

“Of course,” she said, “especially the intelligentsia …. When people no longer ask serious questions, they are submissive and malleable. Anything can happen.”

And did. The rest, she might have added, is history.

*  *  *

John Pilger is an Australian-British journalist and filmmaker based in London. Pilger’s Web site is: www.johnpilger.com. In 2017, the British Library announced a John Pilger Archive of all his written and filmed work. The British Film Institute includes his 1979 film, “Year Zero: the Silent Death of Cambodia,” among the 10 most important documentaries of the 20thcentury. Some of his previous contributions to Consortium News can be found here


          Cyclone Idai caused $2bn of damage and affected millions, says World Bank       Comment   Translate Page      

Source: Cyclone Idai caused $2bn of damage and affected millions, says World Bank | World news | The Guardian Global lender says the cyclone affected about 3 million people, damaging infrastructure and livelihoods  Maria Jofresse, 25, cooking in her makeshift shelter outside the village of Cheia, near Beira, Mozambique, lost her two children during Cyclone […]

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          AUTHOR Renee Wildes – A Guardian’s Dream      Comment   Translate Page      
Renee WIldes - fantasy romance author with Champagne Book Group
          2 more fatal falls at Grand Canyon follow dozens of others      Comment   Translate Page      
FILE - In this March 20, 2007, file photo, the Skywalk hangs over the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Indian Reservation before its grand opening ceremony at Grand Canyon West, Ariz. Two recent deaths in which men plummeted to their death in the Grand Canyon follow dozens of apparently accidental fatal falls since the national park was established 100 years ago. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Recent fatal falls at Grand Canyon follow dozens of others


          2 children dead, several people hurt in strong Texas storms      Comment   Translate Page      
A crew member moves signage during a weather delay for practices and qualifying for the Grand Prix of the Americas motorcycle race at the Circuit Of The Americas, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Southern storm system drenches Dallas, threatens twisters


          Lawmakers weigh whether to keep Ocean Rangers program      Comment   Translate Page      
Lawmakers weigh whether to keep Ocean Rangers program


          Minister says Blais no longer in Burkina Faso      Comment   Translate Page      
Luca Tacchetto and Edith Blais are seen in this undated handout photo from the Facebook page

Burkina Faso minister says missing Quebec woman is alive, removed from territory


          Graceland boss says he is not threatening to leave Memphis      Comment   Translate Page      
This March 13, 2017 photo shows visitors getting ready to tour Graceland in Memphis, Tenn. The head of the company that controls Graceland says he is not threatening to move the Memphis, Tennessee-based tourist attraction centered on the life of singer Elvis Presley if city officials do not approve an expansion plan including tax-based incentives. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File)

Graceland boss says he is not threatening to leave Memphis


          SeaWorld lays off undisclosed number of employees      Comment   Translate Page      
SeaWorld lays off undisclosed number of employees


          Ramblers group makes great strides      Comment   Translate Page      
“THERE’S something lovely about just getting out into the hills, getting your limbs moving, breathing in the fresh air and being amongst friends – you just can’t beat it.”
          OPINION: John Bishop, HS2 and why he was right      Comment   Translate Page      
Regular readers of this column will know full well where I stand on the subject of HS2.
          'They could be husband and wife again': 100mph drop to support hospice      Comment   Translate Page      
AN aunt and niece team will take on the fastest zipline in Europe to raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice later this month.
          Why you should never interfere with the pecking order of your pets      Comment   Translate Page      
Many of the problems I deal with in homes with multiple dogs are created by owners interfering in the established pecking order.
          Vaping at the wheel could be punished with a fine and driving ban, police warn      Comment   Translate Page      
DRIVERS could face major fines and losing their licence if they are caught using e-cigarettes in certain circumstances behind the wheel.
          Aspiring pilot drove wrong way on motorway while trying to get to McDonald’s      Comment   Translate Page      
AN aspiring pilot who drove the wrong way down the motorway while high on drugs and trying to get to McDonald’s has been jailed.
          Importance of Northwich woman's 'upskirting' campaign revealed by shocking figures      Comment   Translate Page      
TAKING photographs up unsuspecting people's skirts has today officially become illegal, after an 18-month campaign by Northwich woman Gina Martin.
          Commitment to solve 'inexcusable' access woes at Northwich railway station      Comment   Translate Page      
A RAIL passenger group has reaffirmed its commitment to bringing back better access at Northwich station.
          Family of Steven Cook vows to continue 'fight for facts' after inquest      Comment   Translate Page      
THE family of a man who went missing in Greece in 2005 say they will continue to fight for the facts of how he died, after an inquest reached an open conclusion.
          'Cost of his obsession' – Pro-hunt campaigners slam David Keane over £34k review      Comment   Translate Page      
HUNT supporters have continued their war of words with Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) after learning the county’s fox hunting review cost taxpayers £34,000.
          HS2 salt mine fears are put to transport secretary by Tatton MP      Comment   Translate Page      
AN MP is urging the Government to listen to geological concerns over routing HS2 over Cheshire's salt mines.
          Everything you need to know on the new upskirting law brought in by Northwich campaigner      Comment   Translate Page      
UPSKIRTING becomes a specific criminal offence in England and Wales today following a high-profile campaign led by Northwich woman Gina Martin.
          Easter Extravaganza activities set to fill town centre      Comment   Translate Page      
NORTHWICH town centre will be full of Easter fun next weekend, as the Easter Extravaganza returns.
          CINEMA LISTINGS: What's on at Northwich Odeon      Comment   Translate Page      
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          Palestinians eye Israel’s election: ‘People could make peace … the problem is politicians’      Comment   Translate Page      
Palestinians hoped for change, but a lurch to the right in Israel’s elections has only brought despair

For as long as she can remember, Mary Giacaman, a Christian Palestinian, has watched the outcome of the Israeli election on TV. “But not this year,” she explained. “It was too depressing, and anyway I knew what would happen.”

This Holy Week, the 56-year-old Catholic will be attending mass each morning as usual at Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity across the square from her olive wood carved souvenir shop; she will spend a festive Easter day with her sons, daughters and six grandchildren. If nothing else, it will be a welcome distraction from a “very bad” election result, which saw a decisive victory for prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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          Rape and abuse: the price of a job in Spain’s strawberry industry?      Comment   Translate Page      

Ten Moroccan women say Spanish authorities have ignored claims they were trafficked, assaulted and exploited

Last April, Samira Ahmad* kissed her baby goodbye and boarded a bus, leaving her home in Morocco for the strawberry fields of southern Spain.In her bag was her Spanish visa and a contract that promised €40 a day plus food and accommodation. In the three months she’d be away, she hoped the pain of being separated from her family would be softened by the money she’d be sending back to them – a fortune compared to what she’d be able to earn at home.

A year on, and Ahmad’s life is in ruins. She is destitute, divorced and for the past 10 months has been living in hiding, surviving on handouts with nine other Moroccan women who – like her – claim they faced human trafficking, sexual assault and exploitation on the farm where they were hired to work. She says her biggest mistake – other than coming to Spain – was going to the authorities.

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          Millions of Chinese Youth ‘Volunteers’ to be Sent to Villages in Echo of Maoist Policy      Comment   Translate Page      
“Persuaded to volunteer…” Good one. Perhaps one could have demerits removed from one’s social credit score for ‘volunteering’ to do this. Via: Guardian: China is planning to send millions of youth “volunteers” back to villages, raising fears of a return to the methods of Chairman Mao’s brutal Cultural Revolution of 50 years ago. The Communist […]
          I TEACHERS: Humanities Teacher      Comment   Translate Page      
£27,596 - £43,348 : I TEACHERS: Are you a high achieving graduate within a Humanities subject, who has recently gained qualified teacher status? Thurrock
          I TEACHERS: Science Teacher – Science NQT      Comment   Translate Page      
£27,596 - £43,348 : I TEACHERS: Do you wish to work within a supportive and welcoming school where your career will flourish as a science teacher? Thurrock
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£27,596 - £43,348 : I TEACHERS: Are you a qualified Mathematics teacher looking for a new challenge from September? Thurrock
          O poză care surprinde cruzimea braconierilor din România premiată. A fost publicată de The Guardian      Comment   Translate Page      
O fotografie care surprinde cruzimea braconierilor de broaște din România a luat premiul întâi la concursul de fotografie de investigaţie World Press Photo în 2019 și a fost publicată de The Guardian.
          'We gave them points': Quins boss after 20-19 defeat to Northampton      Comment   Translate Page      
Paul Gustard questioned his side’s game management in their 20-19 defeat to Northampton Saints at The Stoop.
          Why Greg Laurie Believes Children—And Maybe Adults—Have Their Own Guardian Angels      Comment   Translate Page      

Pastor Greg Laurie recently addressed a question he frequently gets asked: "Do people have individual guardian angels?" Laurie says he's not certain of the answer, but he believes children probably do—and there's reason to believe adults might as well.

"Sometimes the question is asked 'Do we have guardian angels?'" Laurie says. "I don't know the answer, but I think it may be yes. I think it may be that children have guardian angels. I don't know about adults. And I say that because in Matthew 18:10, Jesus said, 'Don't look down on one of these little ones'—speaking of children—'I tell you their angels in heaven always see the face of My Father in heaven.' So maybe children have guardian angels."

Regarding adults, Laurie notes that in Acts 12, when Peter is freed from prison and shows up at a house where Christians are worshipping, they dismiss his appearance at first by saying "It's his angel."

"It's interesting they said, 'It's just his angel,'" Laurie says. "So maybe we have guardian angels. But even if we don't have specific angels assigned to us, we know that we have angels all around us. Psalm 91 makes a very important statement about this: 'God will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. They will lift you up in their hand so you will not strike your foot against a stone.' So God will do His part, and you need to do yours."

You can watch Laurie's full remarks on angels in this video. His remarks on guardian angels in particular begin 23 minutes in.


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          La iglesia catolica pide perdón por el papel de los sacerdotes en el genocidio de Ruanda      Comment   Translate Page      

La declaración reconoce que miembros de de la iglesia planearon, ayudaron y llevaron a cabo el genocidio, en el que más de 800,000 tutsis étnicos y hutus moderados fueron asesinados por extremistas hutu. Muchas de las víctimas murieron a manos de sacerdotes, clérigos y monjas, según algunos relatos de sobrevivientes, y el gobierno de Ruanda dijo que muchos murieron en las iglesias donde buscaron refugio. La declaración de los obispos es vista como un avance positivo en los esfuerzos de reconciliación de Ruanda.

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„ Ahhoz, hogy az ember megértse az állatokat, először önmagát kell megértenie. ” – Buddhista mondás
Laurel Braitman kutyája, Oliver súlyos szeparációs szorongásban szenvedeett, és egy nap kiugrott az ablakon: „ öngyilkosságot” követett el. Noha életben maradt, az állapota nem javult. Miközben gazdája segíteni próbált rajta, eltöprengett: lehetséges, hogy egy állat az emberhez hasonlóan meg tud őrülni?  
Laurel nekilátott összegyűjteni az „ őrült állatokról” szóló történeteket. Rengeteget utazott, felkeresett több „ problémás” állatot – tollait kitépkedő papagájt, kényszeresen köröző delfint, depressziós majmot –, beszélt gondozókkal, állatbefogadókkal, neurológusokkal, pszichológusokkal. Gyakran szívbe markoló történetei, miközben felelősségre intenek az állatok iránt, az ember és az állat pszichés világa közötti összefüggésekre próbálnak fényt deríteni.  
Az állatok, érvel a szerző, velünk egyenrangú „ lakói” a természetnek, s miközben a viselkedésüket tanulmányozzuk, önmagunkat is jobban megértjük.
Laurel Braitman (1978) amerikai tudománytörténész. Írásait többek között a The Wall Strett Journal, a The Guardian és a Pop-Up Magazine közli. Könyvéről egy sikeres TED-előadásban is beszélt. A kaliforniai Sausalitóban, egy lakóhajón él.
„ Az Állati őrültségek elbűvölő, szeretni való könyv. Árad belőle az állatok iránti együttérzés, és tele van elgondolkodtató történetekkel azokról az emberekről, akik segíteni próbálnak rajtuk. ” – The New York Times
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          UNIZIK 13th Convocation Ceremony Schedule of Events      Comment   Translate Page      

The programme of events for the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) 13th convocation ceremony for the award of First and Higher Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates, presentation of Prizes and award of Honorary Degree. See UNIZIK convocation ceremony programme of events below. This is to inform 2017/2018 Graduands of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Parents/Guardians, Alumni of the University and […]

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          Joris Luyendijk - Vakrepülés - Jelenlegi ára: 2 392 Ft      Comment   Translate Page      

Kedves Érdeklődő!
Üdvözli Önt a lira. hu online könyváruház csapata.
Kedvező személyes átvételi lehetőség Budapest szívében, a Fókusz Könyváruházban (1072 Budapest Rákóczi út 14. ). Áruházunk közel 50 éve széles könyvválasztékkal áll a vevők rendelkezésére.
A megrendelt könyveket a személyes átvételen túl házhozszállítással is átveheti. A szállítási díj a rendelés értékétől függ: 5000 Ft alatt 799 Ft, 5001-10000 Ft között 599 Ft, 10000 Ft felett ingyenes az ország egész területén.
Minden könyvünk új, kiváló állapotú, azonban a folyamatosan változó készlet miatt előfordulhat, hogy a megrendelt könyv elfogyott áruházunk készletéből.
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Ha valakinek azt mondjuk, nincs biztonságban a pénze, azonnal hegyezni kezdi a fülét. De ha kiejtjük a szánkon, hogy "pénzügyi reformok", garantáltan lankadni kezd az érdeklődése. Vajon azért, mert manapság sok téma annyira bonyolulttá vált, hogy a velük kapcsolatos híreket már csak a beavatottak értik? Ez a kérdés motiválta a holland szerzőt, amikor az NRC Handelsblad című napilapban kísérletbe kezdett: keresett egy bonyolult témát, amelyről szinte semmit sem tudott, és feltett egy laikusokra jellemző kérdést. A beavatottak örömmel álltak rendelkezésére, és az olvasók is értékelték, ha egy témához azon a szinten nyúl az újságíró, amelyen ők állnak: azaz közösen, a nulláról indulnak.
Joris Luyendijk antropológus végzettségű oknyomozó újságíró ugyanezzel a módszerrel az elmúlt néhány évben a The Guardian című brit lap megbízásából több mint kétszáz olyan emberrel beszélgetett, akik a londoni Cityben, Európa pénzügyi központjában dolgoznak. Ezek a beszélgetések nagyon különbözőek, de ha egy mondatban kellene összefoglalni a belőlük levonható tanulságot, ez lenne: senki sincs a pilótafülkében.
És igen, a hajtómű füstöl...
Szállítási és átvételi lehetőségek:
Személyes átvétel
Budapest szívében, az Astoria és a Blaha Lujza tér között található Fókusz Könyváruházban.
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1072 Budapest Rákóczi út 14.
Nyitva tartás:
Hétköznap 9: 30-20: 00
Szombaton 10: 00-18: 00
Megrendelését 5 munkanapon belül teljesítjük.
Személyes átvétel esetén értesítést küldünk, hogy mikor veheti át a rendelést, amennyiben értesítés nélkül jön átvenni a rendelést, azt nem tudjuk teljesíteni.
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Köszönjük, hogy bennünket választott, reméljük, hogy a jövőben is megelégedésére szolgálunk.
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          Israel’s General Election – The Death of the Zionist Left      Comment   Translate Page      

The Israeli Labour Party Slumps to a Record Low and the Arabs Save Meretz from Oblivion!


Cast your mind back, if you can, to 1949, when the State of Israel held its first elections. A mere year after the Nakba, when ¾ million Palestinians had been expelled thus allowing Israel the ability to call itself both democratic and Jewish.
How a Labour Kibbutz shifted its votes since the 2015 general election
In that election Mapai, the Israeli Labour Party, gained 46 out of 120 seats in the Knesset. In second place was Mapam, the United Workers Party, then in an alliance with Ahdut Ha’avodah, a militaristic left-Zionist party with 19 seats giving the parties of Labour Zionism an absolute majority.  20 years later the leadership of Ahdut, Israel Galili, Yitzhak Tabenkin and Yigal Allon, would form the basis of the Greater Israel movement Gush Emunim and abandon Labour Zionism for messianic colonisalism.
However the leader of Mapai, David Ben Gurion preferred to form a coalition with the religious parties since the definition of Jewish could not be a secular one and had to be in the hands of the Orthodox.
Avi Gabbay of Israel's Labor Party and Yair Lapid of the 'centrist' Yesh Atid
In the 1951 elections Mapai and Mapam lost 5 seats but they still had exactly half the seats in the Knesset and in practice, with client Arab parties, an overall majority. In 1955, after Ahdut had split with Mapam, the parties of Labour Zionism had lost a further seat. In 1959 the Labour Zionist parties gained 63 seats giving them an overall majority again.  In 1961 the Labour Zionist parties achieved 59 seats and in 1965 the three Labour Zionist parties, which now included Rafi, Ben Gurion’s right-wing breakaway from Mapai, totalled 63 seats. In 1969 the Israeli Labour Alignment, a merger of all the Labour Zionist parties gained 56 seats, the highest number any party has ever achieved in an Israeli election.
In 1973 the Labour Alignment gained 51 seats to Likud’s 39 seats but in 1977, in the wake of the Yom Kippur war, when Israel was taken by surprise by the joint attack of Egypt and Syria, Likud gained 43 seats to Labour’s 32 and Menachem Begin formed the first Likud government. Since then the Israeli Labour Party has only twice formed a government on its own.
The first such time was in 1992 when Yitzhak Rabin became Prime Minister. The Israeli Labour Party gained 44 seats and Meretz (which included Mapam and other parties) gained 12 seats. The government rested on the tacit backing of the Arab parties.
Contrast this with the recent election. The Israeli Labour Party gained just 6 seats in the recent elections in comparison to the 24 seats it held as the Zionist Union (with Tzipi Livini’s Hatnuah) in the 2015 Knesset. Meretz declined from 5 to four seats. 
The morning after - shell shocked Israeli Labor Party leaders gather
So from a high point of 65 seats in 1949, the parties of Labour Zionism have now slumped to just 10 seats between them. What makes this even worse is that although Meretz is a Zionist party, it relied heavily on Arab votes, about a quarter of its total, in order to retain any seats in the Knesset. Meretz lost significant support to Benjamin Gantz’s Kahol Lavan (Blue and White) Party. A Zionist party that relies on Arab votes does not have a healthy or promising future
If it had not been for a very significant increase in votes from Israel’s Druze population in particular, which previously voted for Likud and parties of the Zionist Right, Meretz would not have gained any seats. This switch to Meretz was a consequence of Netanyahu’s decision to introduce the Jewish Nation State Law last summer. In Kafr Qasem, the site of a famous massacrein 1956, Meretz gained 39% of the vote.
It wasn't  Herut/Likud militias who perpetrated this massacre but those of the Labour Zionist militias
Even members of the Kibbutzim, the last reservoir of support for Labour Zionism in Israel voted predominantly for Kahol Lavan on the basis of wanting to see Netanyahu removed. Ideologically there is little or nothing now to distinguish Labour Zionism from its centrist rivals.
What is the explanation for this collapse in support for Labour Zionist parties? I suggest it is a culmination of a series of factors. The Labour Zionist parties were never socialist or even left-wing in the sense that is understood in the West.  Meretz is, at best, a party of civil liberties but it doesn’t challenge the Zionist basis of the Israeli state. It doesn’t like its more overt racist character but it signs up to Israel as a Jewish state.
The Israeli Labour Party today has no social base. Where once the major organisation of Labour Zionism, Histadrut, a trade union which was also Israel’s second largest employer, provided a comprehensive series of services such as a national health service, today it is merely a conglomeration of individual unions.  It’s industry has long been privatised.
The lack of any socialist or left-wing ideology and any economic or social base has left it rudderless, without a purpose. The ILP is not seen to stand for anything.  This was one reason that in 2017 it elected as its new leader, Avi Gabbay, the ex-CEO of Bezeq, Israel’s largest telecommunications firm and a former Minister in Netanyahu’s government! Gabbay had only joined the ILP three months before.
Gabbay’s strategy was simple.  To move the ILP further to the right in order to compete with Likud.  He even took advice on this from Tony Blair! Gabbay announced that he was opposedto dismantling any settlements in the Occupied Territories and he supportedNetanyahu’s attempts to deport Israel’s 40,000 Black African refugees because they constituted a ‘threat’to Israel’s national identity, not being Jewish.
This strategy has failed dismally. Netanyahu has demonstrated that when it comes to staking out a position on the Right no one can beat him.  Netanyahu was even responsiblefor the election merger of Jewish Home and Otzma Yehudit, an openly racist party of the late Meir Kahane, into the United Right party. This gave secular Israelis even less reason to vote for the ILP, especially since Gabbay had toldhis own party that the Left had forgotten what it is to be Jewish!
Gantz’s Blue and White Party, led by former generals and Yair Lapid, leader of the ‘centrist’ Yesh Atid (in practice firmly on the right), was held together by only one thing – opposition to Netanyahu.  I predict that it will not be long before this wholly artificial and unprincipled alliance will haemorrhage members.
Avi Gabbay will no doubt be despatched back to Bezeq but for the Israeli Labour Party the problem still remain. What exactly does the Israeli Labour Party stand for? As Israel moves further to the nationalist Right with a pluralityof Israeli Jews wanting to see Israel’s Arab citizens expelled, a sentiment shared by Likud’s partners, Yisrael Beteinu and the United Right Party of Bezalel Smotrich and Rafi Peretz, the old Labour Zionist ideals, which represented collective colonialism, are now only of interest to historians.
Meretz also faces a dilemma.  A Zionist party relying on the support of Israel’s Palestinians is a living contradiction!  Meretz has never been a party of left activism and it has never, for example supported Israel’s teenage refuseniks who refuse to serve in the Occupied Territories. Merertz should consider the votes it received in this election as being on loan only.
What Meretz, which is committed to a two state solution will not face up to is that Israel is now one state, from the Jordan to the sea. With nearly 5 million Palestinians living under occupation it is an apartheid state. In these elections we had the obscenity of 400 settlers in Hebron having the right to vote whilst the 200,000 Palestinians in Hebron had no vote.  Meretz has no answer to this or the fact that two legal systems operate in the same area of land.
Meretz’s problem stems from its desire to see a non-racist Zionism. A democratic Jewish state.  These are impossible contradictions.
As Israel races to the nationalist right its defenders in the West, from Donald Trump in the United States to Theresa May and Tom Watson in Britain’s Labour Party have only one answer – to accuse Israel’s critics of ‘anti-Semitism’.
Tony Greenstein


          Fire Breaks Out at Coachella 2019      Comment   Translate Page      
A fire broke out early this morning at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, rolling through the fest's shower area, as The Guardian reports. The fire started before 2am, with attendees posting footage of the flames on social media. In one clip, a festival safety official urges festival goers to "back up, back up" as a…
          CASO ASSANGE: PAMELA ANDERSON FUSTIGA A TRUMP, MORENO Y REINO UNIDO      Comment   Translate Page      
La actriz estadounidense Pamela Anderson reaccionó con indignación a la entrega del fundador de WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, a las autoridades británicas por parte de la Embajada de Ecuador en Londres. La estrella de “Baywatch” (‘Guardianes de la bahía’) criticó duramente al Reino Unido, Ecuador y Estados Unidos tras el arresto del australiano, que tuvo lugar […]
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With the increasing push to expand the reach of Boise’s Capital City Development Corp. (CCDC) to include the “Vista corridor,” we took a closer look at the commercial properties which are targeted for urban renewal designation. One of the deciding factors to include an area into the urban renewal fold is BLIGHT. It appears to […]
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A-list celebrities descended on the music festival this weekend.
          The most shocking Game Of Thrones moments… so far      Comment   Translate Page      
A look back at the most eye-opening scenes in the first seven seasons of the epic fantasy drama.
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          Julian Assange should be extradited to Australia, father says      Comment   Translate Page      

WikiLeaks founder’s father says Australian government should ‘do something’ after his arrest in London

The father of the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has called on the Australian government to help his son and suggested he could be brought back to his home country.

John Shipton, who lives in Melbourne, urged Australia’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, to step in following Assange’s arrest in London last week.

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          Leader of Isis in Philippines killed, DNA tests confirm      Comment   Translate Page      

Defence secretary says US confirmed death of Abu Dar, the charismatic leader of Isis-affiliated Maute Group

DNA tests have confirmed the death of Philippines Isis leader known as “Abu Dar”, the last surviving leader of Isis-affiliated Maute Group, after a months-long military operation.

The defence secretary, Delfin Lorenzana, told the Guardian: “It means that the self-proclaimed Isis leader is dead. His group is leaderless in the meantime and also they are scattered after that successful operation by the army.”

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          Finland election: voters may pick first leftist prime minister in two decades      Comment   Translate Page      

Antti Rinne’s Social Democrats are leading the opinion polls but nationalist Finns party are not far behind

Finland may usher in its first leftist prime minister in two decades in parliamentary elections on Sunday, as voters worry over the future of their welfare system amid the rising costs of caring for a rapidly ageing population.

But if opinions polls are correct, the left-leaning Social Democrats’ ability to govern may be hampered by a surge in support for the Finns party, a nationalist group riding a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment sweeping the Nordic countries.

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          Formula One: China Grand Prix – live!      Comment   Translate Page      
  • Updates from the third race of the season in Shanghai
  • Any thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft

Let’s take a look at some of the 1,000th race celebrations, starting with Giles Richards recapping ten of the best Grands Prix so far.

Related: Before F1’s 1000th grand prix: the greatest races of all time

Remember if you want to join in the conversation you can reach me on Twitter @JPHowcroft- or by email at jonathan.howcroft.freelance@theguardian.com

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          The Observer view on extraditing Julian Assange | Observer editorial      Comment   Translate Page      

Sending the WikiLeaks founder to face charges in the US would be a disaster for press freedom

It’s not difficult to despise Julian Assange. For seven years, he has attempted to evade rape and sexual assault charges in Sweden by seeking asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He has dismissed the charges as a “radical feminist conspiracy” and tried to smear the complainants as acting on behalf of the CIA. His excuse for refusing to face trial in Sweden – that he would then face extradition to the US – has always been hogwash. He is no safer from extradition in Britain than he would have been in Sweden, as he may soon discover.

There are questions to be asked about WikiLeaks, too. The organisation has been invaluable in allowing whistleblowers to safely publish documents that the authorities would rather have kept hushed up, from the truth about the commodity trader Trafigura’s devastating dumping of chemical waste in Ivory Coast to videos of US helicopter attacks on Iraqi civilians. It is, or certainly was in its early days, an important tool in cutting down to size those in power who would abuse their power.

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          As Ebola kills in Africa, in the west lies over vaccines beguile the complacent | Mark Honigsbaum      Comment   Translate Page      
The epidemic in the DRC has been impossible to contain because of the spread of anti-vax myths

With the possible exception of quinine, for centuries the only treatment for malaria, and antibiotics, vaccines have saved more lives than any other intervention in medical history. Yet, from New York’s Brooklyn to Camden in north London to Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, vaccines are in retreat, shunned by populations who seemingly have little sense of the risks they are running with their own or other people’s lives.

Why this should be so is one of the conundrums of our age. Is it all the fault of social media and anti-vax propaganda that has taken root on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube? Or has society grown complacent about the risks that infectious diseases posed to previous generations, when it was common for children to be paralysed by polio or rendered deaf or brain-damaged by measles?

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          Buttigieg v Pence: Indiana politicians put faith on the election front line      Comment   Translate Page      

The vice-president and the Democratic hopeful are both Christian and have worked together but in the age of Trump, they and their fellow Hoosiers sense a looming battle

Both are from modestly sized cities in Indiana. Both were baptised Catholic but came to embrace other branches of Christianity. Both found inspiration in former president John F Kennedy as they launched political careers of their own.

The parallels between Mike Pence and Pete Buttigieg stop there.

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          Who polices the cultural appropriation gatekeepers? | Kenan Malik      Comment   Translate Page      

Indigenous musicians in Canada are at one another’s throats over the Cree artist Cikwes’s use of a traditional Inuit singing technique

Another week, another row over cultural appropriation. But this one is different. It’s not a white artist being accused of appropriating the cultural forms of a minority community but an Indigenous Canadian artist being condemned for using the musical style of another Indigenous community.

Connie LeGrande, who performs under the name Cikwes, was nominated at the Canadian Indigenous Music awards in the best folk album category. LeGrande is a Nehiyaw, or Cree, one of Canada’s First Nations. On her album Isko, she uses katajjaq, a style of throat singing culturally and historically linked to Inuit groups. First Nations are Indigenous groups south of the Arctic Circle, Inuits those who live in the Arctic.

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          Have we, Australia, become a country that breeds mass murderers with our words? | Richard Flanagan      Comment   Translate Page      

We are better than our politicians’ dark fears. We are not their hate. We are optimistic about a country built on openness

I have only ever heard Behrouz Boochani’s voice through speakers. One day, he will stand here before us, and we will hear and see him in the flesh. As a free human being. And I am here today to say that day is coming.

Because change is coming. You can feel it, you sense it. It is coming and it will not be denied. But it needs us to fight for it and to keep fighting for it, and we need to fight for it, not only for the refugees of Manus and Nauru, but for our own salvation.

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          Germinal Stage Presents Noel Coward's HAY FEVER      Comment   Translate Page      

Germinal Stage presents Noël Coward's "Hay Fever" May 10 through June 8 at the John Hand Theater on the Colorado Free University Lowry Campus. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $17 - $25 and reservations are available by calling 303-455-7108 or by email at germinalstage@gmail.com. $15 rush tickets are available 15 minutes prior to curtain based on availability; walk up only, no reservations required. The John Hand Theater is located at 7653 East 1st Place, Denver, Colorado 80230

Each member of the Bliss family has privately invited guests for the weekend, unbeknownst to anyone else. As the guests arrive, it becomes clear that it is not they who will be the problem, but the family themselves. A shrewd, farcical look at a dysfunctional family oblivious to their ill-mannered behavior.

The cast includes Libby Arnold (Jackie), Hannah Ford (Sorel), Andrew Horsford (Sandy), Leroy Leonard (David), Michelle Moore (Judith), Anne Myers (Myra), Owen Niland (Richard), Greg Palmer (Simon) and Linda Suttle (Clara).


"Noël Coward's silly, subversive 1925 comedy is the missing link between William Shakespeare and Edward Albee." - Mark Fisher, The Guardian.

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Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

  • Uber's S-1 filing showed that Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund owns 5% of the company.
  • The Public Investment Fund is also a top investor in Softbank's gargantuan Vision Fund, which owns 16% of Uber — not to mention sizable stakes in companies like Slack, WeWork, and DoorDash. 
  • Saudi Arabia has been criticized for human rights abuses and repressive laws, so it's a problematic source of cash for Silicon Valley, which prides itself on changing the world.
  • But Silicon Valley is under attack like never before these days, and that's caused a cynical search for stability that seems to have made taking Saudi money a non-issue. 

Silicon Valley's relationship with an undemocratic regime that has a troubling human rights record is in the spotlight. 

President Donald Trump has spoken out about it. Lawmakers are debating ways to stop the flow of money and data between the two.

The adversary in this cross-border drama is China, which has raised alarm bells in the US as it bulks up its homegrown tech industry and arouses suspicion of spying and influence.

However, there's much less fuss about the cozy ties between another repressive foreign power and Silicon Valley. 

Saudi Arabia's presence in Silicon Valley is greater than it's ever been. 

That became especially clear on Thursday when Uber filed its IPO paperwork. We learned from the S-1 filing that the kingdom's Public Investment Fund owns 5.2% of the ride-sharing company. 

The figure might actually under-count Saudi Arabia's influence within Uber. Softbank, the Japanese tech conglomerate, owns a 16.3% stake in Uber through its Softbank Vision Fund. The biggest investor in the Vision Fund is Saudi Arabia, which contributed $45 billion of the fund's massive $100 billion bankroll

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The Vision Fund is Silicon Valley's undisputed kingmaker today, writing big checks and amassing stakes in high-flying startups such as WeWork, Slack, DoorDash and GM Cruise. That means Saudi cash is essentially funding much of Silicon Valley's innovation.

As the New York Times pointed out in October, this gusher of Saudi money is an inconvenient truth for an industry that prides itself on making the world a better place.

From space to augmented reality, Saudi cash is everywhere

Some basic facts about Saudi Arabia: It's a place where torture and arbitrary arrests are widespread, according to Amnesty International; a place where women are not allowed to travel abroad without the permission of a male "guardian." It's the leader of a coalition blamed for airstrikes in Yemen responsible for thousands of civilian deaths and injuries. 

And then there's the gruesome killing of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashogghi, which, according to the CIA's initial conclusion, was ordered by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the Wall Street Journal reported.

In other words, Saudi Arabia is antithetical to everything tech companies' altruistic mission statements claim to stand for.  

Saudi money may be more prevalent in tech now, but it's not new. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was an early investor in Twitter, and at one point owned a stake larger than cofounder Jack Dorsey's. (Alwaleed was himself detained — in a Ritz Cartlon hotel — for three months in 2017 by his cousin Prince Mohammed, the current leader of the country).

And the Saudi Public Investment Fund is also a shareholder in Magic Leap, Tesla and Virgin Galactic, according to research firm CB Insights. Whether you're in augmented reality or outer space, there's no escaping Saudi money.

A 2018 Quartz article cites an estimate by research firm Quid that Saudi investors directly participated in tech investment rounds totalling at least $6.2 billion during the previous five years.

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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi backed out of a conference organized by Prince Mohammed last year after the Khashogghi killing, as did now-former Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene. But for the most part, there's been little pushback among tech startups when it comes to accepting Saudi or Softbank money.

Uber's winds of change

So why is Silicon Valley okay with Saudi money? 

It's true that we live in a world that runs on oil — so drawing a moral line isn't easy when you're pumping gas into your car every day. 

Maybe the tech industry thinks it's bringing the winds of change.

After all, when Uber announced its Saudi investment in 2016, women weren't allowed to drive.

“Of course we think women should be allowed to drive,” Uber's Jill Hazelbaker told the New York Times at the time. “In the absence of that, we have been able to provide extraordinary mobility that didn’t exist before — and we’re incredibly proud of that.”

And two years later, change did happen when the ban on women driving was officially lifted.

Did Uber's presence in Saudi Arabia cause the change? It's impossible to say with certainty, but I'd wager not. 

Much more likely is that Prince Mohammed, looking for a way to burnish his credentials as a "reformer" when he rose to power in 2017, saw the controversial driving ban as an easy and expedient thing to jettison in exchange for goodwill.

The notion of working from the inside to bring about change has a long and not-so-great track record in tech. Think back to Google contorting itself into a pretzel to justify its introduction, and then withdrawal, of a search engine in China. When outrage recently erupted over Google's secret plans to make a new censored search app for China, the company didn't even try to justify itself with a "change from within" argument.

Tech businesses don't really want a revolution

You may ask, at this point, why more companies don't take a stand and turn down Saudi cash. 

The sad reality is that companies are more interested in preserving the status quo that their businesses are built on than in bringing about change; even the "disruptive" tech companies.

That's especially true today, as tech companies are under siege from all sides, blamed for disrupting our privacy, our elections and our children's attention spans. 

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Thinking differently is great marketing copy when it sells gadgets. But there's little upside in leading a revolution if it scares away customers. 

Look no further than Google's app store. Thanks to an app called Absher, Saudi men can direct where women travel, and receive alerts when women use a passport to leave Saudi Arabia. After Insider's Bill Bostock investigation into this wife-tracking app, US lawmakers demanded that Google remove Absher from its app store.

Google refused to pull the app. It argued that the app does not violate its terms of service.

Right now, the tech industry's terms of service are clear. Whether it's about policies, products or investors, the golden rule is stability. 

SEE ALSO: Uber can't decide whether cofounder Travis Kalanick is an asset or a liability, and it makes for an awkward but revealing IPO filing

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Scientists warn of danger from dengue fever in hotter, wetter climate in northern latitudes

Insect-borne diseases such as dengue fever, leishmaniasis and encephalitis are on the rise and are now threatening to spread into many areas of Europe, scientists have warned.

Outbreaks of these illnesses are increasing because of climate change and the expansion of international travel and trade, the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases was told in Amsterdam on Saturday.

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Whatever the aesthetic judgement of Manhattan’s $25bn Hudson Yards development – Pulitzer prize winning critic Jerry Saltz called it a “corporate mega-monstrosity” – there is at least once group of city dwellers who are optimistic about the development: the homeless who live underneath it.

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Prosecutors in Victoria have accused the 23 journalists and 13 news outlets of aiding and abetting contempt of court by overseas media and breaching suppression orders.

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An illustration of what Oceanix's floating city would look like.

The world’s first floating farm will soon welcome aboard 40 cows. Built in Rotterdam harbor in the Netherlands, the “cow garden” and high-tech dairy farm are nearing completion.

“The building is as good as ready, we are now installing and testing the machines, and in four weeks the cows will arrive,” says Peter Beladon, the developer behind the farm. The floating farm plans to recycle cow waste, grow grass, produce milk and yogurt onsite, harvest rainwater and use its own solar energy.

This floating prototype may not be as fantastical as it sounds, even in a country where pastureland stretches for miles around. As sea levels rise, and there is ever less land for a growing urban population, this farm could be a precursor to entire floating cities in the future.

The world's first floating farm in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 

Last week, UN-Habitat, tasked with improving the world’s urban future, brought together 70 people – from engineers and architects to Hollywood executives – to discuss the feasibility of making science fiction reality: Building an entirely self-sustaining, floating city.

For advocates, these water-based communities are an exciting, innovative solution to climate change, sea-level rise and an increasingly urban population seeking affordable housing. To others, floating cities are a costly and untested distraction from the very real work we need to do in existing cities to mitigate against climate change devastation.

By 2050, nearly 70 percent of the world population is predicted to live in cities, up from just over half today. Not only will this urbanization put huge pressure on cities’ housing, transport, energy and infrastructure, but also this move is happening in the context of rising sea levels and an increase in extreme weather events that threaten cities across the world.   

“People move into cities drawn by jobs, education and opportunities but too often end up living in slums,” said Maimunah Mohd Sharif, UN-Habitat’s executive director. “Climate change and rising sea levels are very real, and we have to look for innovations that are resilient. I think that the floating cities could be one of the innovative solutions… to provide housing for the vulnerable or climate refugees.”

The UN-Habitat event saw a new development company, Oceanix, launch its vision for a floating city: six hexagonal platforms around a central harbor, sustaining 10,000 people. Glossy images feature people on paddle boats, farming a plant-based diet or meditating in a bamboo spiritual center.

With a design inspired by lily-pads and the efficiently-structured cells of a honeycomb, the 75-hectare city would be anchored to the seabed by biorock, currently used to grow artificial reefs, with infrastructure to collect rainwater and de-salinate sea water. Residents would be able to grow and catch their own food and recycle their waste; the city would be powered by renewables, Oceanix claims, adding it would be designed to withstand storms.

An illustration of the floating city as seen from underwater.

To come up with the proto, the private, for-profit company is partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and with Bjarke Ingels of the Danish architectural firm BIG – which has previously created floating shipping container housing for students.

“We are proposing a model for sustainable urbanism, a model we believe we can do on the water where we won’t have issues with flooding,” said founder and chief executive of OceanixMarc Collins Chen. He first started investigating cost-effective solutions for rising sea levels as a government executive 12 years ago in Tahiti.

Nobody has yet constructed a floating city yet, although the organizations Oceanix is working with have made a number of ocean infrastructures all over the world. “There is no lack of expertise – nobody has put all the pieces together and that’s what we are hoping Oceanix will do,” said Collins Chen.

The company says it has offers from investors and host cities for a small-scale prototype and expects to make an announcement “in a few weeks.”

Collins Chen said they are aiming to build affordable housing first. “Once you’ve developed a pipeline, there’s nothing to say you can’t go up the scale, but if you build for the wealthiest, it’s difficult to drive prices down,” he says.

No costing figures have been released, but Collins Chen claims the city is achievable by making savings on three areas: using “practically free” water rather than expensive land, constructing modular units in factories rather than on-site and regulating the developer’s profits.

Some experts believe we should at least give a floating city a go. Nick Makris, director of the center for ocean engineering at MIT, which is a partner in the project, thinks the first Oceanix design could work, but only if it is based in a sheltered, harbor-like environment where it’s less exposed to extreme weather. 

“When you look at what was proposed, a lot of people said it’s fantastic and science fiction-y,” he says. “But from the perspective of a marine engineer, I would say that what was presented is doable in certain environments.”

But others in the field of climate change are far more skeptical – especially at the rush to throw resources into high-tech, untested ideas which don’t address the underlying causes of climate change.

“We need to work intensely on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, to reduce the damage that will happen, and on preparing our cities for damage that will occur regardless of our best efforts,” said Michael Gerrard, director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School.

“Floating cities might be able to accommodate tens or hundreds of thousands of people, but not the hundreds of millions or billions of people who may be displaced by climate change later in the century,” he added.

Floating cities could also present environmental challenges, said Professor Martin Siegert, co-director of the Grantham Institute of Climate Change and the Environment. “There is the issue of water quality and circulation,” he said. “We see every year in Venice algal blooms that represent problems in health and air quality, as well as water quality. Perhaps we can do more than we currently do, but I’d be surprised if this was a solution to what is a very big problem; habitability of coastal regions under storm surges.”

A further challenge is the base of the floating structure. It’s made from concrete, which carries pretty heavy environmental impacts. “The concrete platform is cost-efficient [and] one of the options we have talked about during these early phases of concept, but as we move forward we may explore other options,” said Alana Goldweit, project leader at BIG and designer for Oceanix City.

She added that the six-sided shape and sea-floor anchorage will provide stability in a storm, but there are other options for truly bad weather. “We understand when there’s a severe storm people won’t be around their terraces on the fourth floor of the building,” she says. “We have designed a refuge room in every two-hectare neighborhood that can accommodate well over 300 residents.”

The design team at BIG say that the first prototype city could be built within the next two years – but, to the disappointment of the floating farm developers in the Netherlands, its plant-based community will not be making space for cows.


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          Back Office Executive - Metro Institute - Baguiati, Kolkata, West Bengal      Comment   Translate Page      
Need Back End Staff for Coordination with Teachers Guardians, Documentation, Database updating and other Back End Work *Skills Required* * Communication... ₹7,000 - ₹8,500 a month
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          How our capacity for wonder was challenged by the black hole image | Tim Adams      Comment   Translate Page      
We marvelled at the first image of an event horizon 55m light years away, but struggled to grasp its majesty and dimensions

A few years ago, during a period of insomnia, I briefly got into the habit of contributing to the online project Galaxy Zoo. I would log on to a website that presented, one after another, singular images of tens of thousands of galaxies observed by the Hubble telescope, each billions of light years away. There were so many of these images that cosmologists had opened them up to thousands of amateur volunteers to help narrow down the field of those galaxies that warranted closer study.

Peering at my dimmed computer screen in the early hours, at catherine wheels of stars that perhaps no human eye had ever seen, I ticked the relevant boxes that would assist in classifying them – “elliptical or spiral?”; “smooth or fuzzy?” – and then paused for a while over the open-ended final question: “Is there anything odd in this image?” (An inquiry that always seemed to beg the reply: “You mean, beyond the fact that it is a rotating mass of incalculable solar systems that likely expired untold millions of years ago?”)

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          The white paper on online harms is a global first. It has never been more needed | John Naughton      Comment   Translate Page      

The tech industry may rail against the DCMS’s document but it’s high time they were brought to book

On Monday last week, the government published its long-awaited white paper on online harms. It was launched at the British Library by the two cabinet ministers responsible for it – Jeremy Wright of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the home secretary, Sajid Javid. Wright was calm, modest and workmanlike in his introduction. Javid was, well, more macho. The social media companies had had their chances to put their houses in order. “They failed,” he declared. “I won’t let them fail again.” One couldn’t help feeling that he had one eye on the forthcoming hustings for the Tory leadership.

Nevertheless, this white paper is a significant document. It marks the first time that the government of a major country has decided to regulate the companies that now dominate the online world. Other countries (Singapore, Australia and Germany to name just three) have already had a go, but their efforts have been partial, reactive and sometimes half-arsed. The UK white paper tries to address the problem at a broader level.

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          Ilhan Omar has become the target of a dangerous hate campaign | Moustafa Bayoumi      Comment   Translate Page      

Fox News, New York Post and Donald Trump are contributing to a climate of vigilantism that threatens every Muslim in America today

Here’s a question for you. Which American politician publicly referred to the terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks as “those folks who committed this act,” seemingly downplaying its horrors? Was it Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar? No. Try George W Bush.

Here’s another one. Which American politician publicly called Benjamin Netanyahu “your prime minister” while addressing a crowd of Jewish American supporters. Since the statement assumes Jewish Americans carry a dual loyalty to both Israel and the United States, you might assume it was Ilhan Omar, based on all we’ve been told about her. In fact, it was Donald Trump.

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          Growing up in public, warts and all, deserves our respect, not scorn | Martha Gill      Comment   Translate Page      

Some might write off generation Z as narcissists, but they are more open and honest than the rest of us

There’s a theme running through the cultural hits of recent years, those stories we went particularly mad for. Fleabag, Cat Person, Girls, Russian Doll, Sally Rooney’s Conversations With Friends are all stories about women, true, but the other theme is emotional honesty. They are about admitting the shameful, painful truth.

Written 10 years ago, these women might have been glamorously defensive and closed off – “strong female characters”. On the other hand, those characters whose embarrassing truths float near the surface – David Brent and his ilk – were villains or the butt of the joke. Now if you want your story to go viral, you need to make them the sympathetic ones.

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          Morrison Government caught out attempting to retrospectively censor native bird export information      Comment   Translate Page      

The Guardian, 4 April 2019:

The Australian government has attempted to retrospectively censor critical information related to exports of rare and exotic birds to a German organisation headed by a convicted kidnapper, fraudster and extortionist.

Guardian Australia revealed late last year that Australia had permitted the export of 232 birds, some worth tens of thousands of dollars, to the Brandenburg-based Association for the Conservation of Threatened Parrots (ACTP) between 2015 and November 2018.

Conservation groups and federal politicians had repeatedly expressed concern about the group, which is headed by Martin Guth, a man with multiple criminal convictions.
The Guardian’s investigation relied on internal government documents secured through freedom of information laws, released in August.

Guardian Australia made subsequent freedom of information requests and received further documents in January. But the federal department of environment has now attempted to retrospectively redact parts of the documents, saying it accidentally released information it shouldn’t have.